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a big development in the case of a deadly shooting involving an officer. plus... more questions than answers at an iowa assisted livng home. they have less than a month to find a new home -- as the company that provided care appears to have skipped town. and helping foster families mom to start an organization to help others. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
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with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. eileen on camera from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we are already pretty warm out there this morning... many of us already in the 50s. we are helped out by southerly winds morning... but they will be picking up. gusts will be 20 to 30 mph this afternoon and into the overnight. we have some high stick with us today, but the moisture with this system holds off until tomorrow. today, we 25 or 30 mph. winds get higher tomorrow, but the temps go the other direction... i'll have more on that in a few minutes. developing overnight... people rally to honor a man shot and killed earlier this year.
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philando castile worked. he was shot and killed during a traffic stop in july. dan scheneman tells us - the officer who shot a handful of demonstrators gathered hours after learning the offcier who fatally shot philando castile will face charges. castile was killed facebook...sparked outrage. "please don't tell me he's dead." officer jeronimo yanez, who fired the fatal shots, now faces a second degree manslaughter charge and two counts of dangerously discharging a firearm. castile had a permit to carry a gun and warned the officer he was armed. officer yanez said he thought castile was reaching for the firearm. ramsey county's attorney said castile was calm and did what the officer told him to do. "it is my conclusion that the use of deadly force by officer yanez shootings this year, sparked protests...some of them violent.
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old during the shooting and livestreamed the incident. "i don't want this publicity i don't want this fame i want justice." an attorney for the castile family said they hope the charges are the start of something bigger. "we see this as a stake in the ground and we are intending for this case to send a loud message." one case that could send ripples acr dan scheneman nbc news. if convicted -- the officer could face up to ten years in prison. the prosecution has rested its case in the trial of michael slager. he's the former south carolina police officer charged with murder in last year's shooting death of walter scott.
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malice by shooting scott in the back during a chase. his attorneys argue there was no malice -- saying he had little time to make a decision. slager faces between 30 years and life in prison if convicted of murder. the trial is expected to continue today for a man accused of murdering his girlfriend. eddie hicks is charged with murder. police say he stabbed kahdyesha lemon more than 100 times at her dubuque home last year. according to our coverage partners at the dubuque telegraph herald -- members of his family said in murder. continuing coverage -- more questions as people living in an assisted living home are scrambling to find a new place to live. starting next month -- 60 people living at a facility in des facility that does... or hire private in-home care. it turns out -- the company that owns the home was also caught off guard. they say brightstar care in ankeny would not be renewing the
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"we didn't want to change. you didn't want to change from bright star? no we wanted to remain assisted living" "we went to other vendors to come in and take over and it was and this could be why the contract wasn't renewed. brightstar offices were unlocked.. but empty yesterday afternoon. floor... and the phone showed 31- unanswered messages... some answers could come today. the company that owns the home has scheduled a meeting with residents this afternoon. a gas explosion kills a man and injures a dozen others. it happened in illinois. surveillance video shows store windows hit from the blast. witnesses say the explosion shook so much they thought something had crashed into their home. "i was drying my dishes and i felt the boom and i felt it so hard to post pushed me against
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and the search for victims continued late into the night. firefighters are battling wildfires across the southeast. six states are affected. as reid binion tells us -- the fires are impacting air quality and unusually dry conditions are causing health concerns for communities in the southeast. upwards of 30 large satellite images from nasa. tennessee... where it's landed more than 200 people in the carefully planning their battle against the flames... taking the abnormally dry conditions into consideration. "what we don't want is to put efforts to extinguish the fires -- hampered by a looking for is to have, again, the done before the wind hits." some residents close to the fires are refusing to evacuate.
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themselves for the full impact. "the thought of losing everything you own is never a fun thing." i'm reid binion reporting. things like campfires, smoking cigarettes, even parking a car off the road - worried something could catch fire. a court order tries to put up the stop sign -- to keep the iowa dot from giving tickets. some people are trying to capitalize on a ruling last month in which a polk county judge said the dot does not have the authority to enforce most moving violations. they want a judge to order the agency to stop giving tickets. the iowa d-o-t says they plan to fight it.
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the road. this accident serving as a reminder to try not to avoid them. this is the time you're more likely to see deer on the road. they tend to come out more frequently at dawn or dusk. they're bound to be near wooded areas or waterways. if you see a deer on the road, here's your breaks firmly, steer through the collision, and then safely get yourself off the highway, either driving onto the median, or clear to the side on the left." to not swerve on city roads, either, as it may cause a bigger accident than just hitting the deer itself. a cross country runner is recovering after being hit by a deer during a race. it happened over the weekend in pennsylvania. he managed to get up and finish the race with the help of two of his teammates. his coach says he's doing okay -- he's just a little sore.
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president. today he heads to captiol hill. pence will join a meeting of the house g-o-p conference. in the afternoon he's expected to meet with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the vice president-elect also plans to get together with democratic leaders chuck schumer of the senate and nancy pelosi of the house. former democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton makes her first public appearance since giving a speech conceding the morning after the election. the children's defense fund honored clinton for her dedication and contributions to child an eastern iowa restaurant owner says he's getting threats for allegedly forcing a cover charge depending on who you voted for. it happened at stella in iowa city on saturday. customers were charged five- dollars if they voted for hillary clinton and ten- dollars if they the owner says the different prices were meant in fun. "would i do it again? it's hard to say. it was funny, it was really truley funny and it was a lot of
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politics which i enjoy." the restaurant says they have pulled down their facebook page because of threats they're received. federal reserve chair janet yellen is heading to capitol -- to give lawmakers an update on the economy. she'll testify in fron of a committee made up of members of both parties from the house and senate. at last year's hearing she said she expected the job market and overall economy would continue to improve. a foster child grows up to help recognizing a problem... the eastern iowa woman decided to do something about it. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you can tell us about kaden's kloset a foster kid herself... kristle davis grew up to become a foster parent in grundy county... that's when baby kaden showed up at her door without much warning.... and kristal wasn't prepared... she realized too many foster kids
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so she started kaden's kloset... an organization in iowa that donates new or gently used clothes to foster and adoptive families.. the organization started in holland last spring... and now there's "restore dignity" "i remember going to school day in and day out, and just not having really anything, and going home to home.. it wasn't lies. all the clothes and supplies in kaden's kloset are donated by people in the community... last month... a new kadens kloset location opened up here at trinity lutheran in waterloo... kristle says she's hoping to start up more in areas like marshaltown
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live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... news 7 kwwl. kristle became so connected with kaden and what he was going through... her family recently decided to adopt him.. giving him a forever home. teaching kids officers are friendly -- so they feel safe if they need help. steve campion shows us how one department is connecting to kids -- thanks to a robotic dog. can talk alone and he can drive." "he's been funny - saying funny things." he's outfitted with flashing lights. his patrol car is even stamped with the right signage. officer shepherd is well, a horse or in this case a dog of a different color. "i've never seen this. i've been in education for 16 years - it's just a hit." you're looking - at
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man behind a mic. "somebody has to operate and someone has to talk. i enjoy talking." this is officer shep's third official outing. he cost about 12- thousand / five hundred dollars, paid for by private donations. "it's super important they know they can come up and talk with us." the mission - let these little ones knows cops are the good guys. "the water cannon is cool - spin it around. they go crazy." officer shepherd is planning
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plain huggable. this robotic seal responds to touch, voice and movement. it's being tested at a senior care center in seattle. doctors say interacting with the robot helps keep seniors alert during the day, so they sleep better at night... "this is so much different than a regular toy or even a stuffed animal because it responds." doctors say it's als in iowa.... want amazon prime? a sale happening this week will get you a membership at a discount. plus... it tastes like bacon -- but it's healthy. those stories plus the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next. "you're watching kwwl, and meteorologist eileen loan.
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y24zzy y12fy "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." let'so meteorologist eileen loan now for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: our stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be dancing today with strong winds. it will be breezy and warm today but the winds will be even stronger tomorrow and saturday with temperatures falling from this evening through saturday morning... and not much warmer on saturday afternoon. it is mild this
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the area... they are a bit lower in the northwest, but still above normal as we head into late november. winds are still breezy here and will stay strong today. we have a pretty large storms system tracking slowly through the region... it is providing a lot of clouds cover, but not a lot of moisture on our side of the system. most of the system will produce lots of snow from colorado through the dakotas and into minnesota, while we may see a few showers tomorrow and tomorrow night. if we see any snow friday night, it won't stick. there are several winter weather watches and advisories posted to our west, but we will be mainly windy.. and seeing temps fall...
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region today with colder air tracking through the region tomorrow. we will be breezy and warm today with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and winds gusting to 30 mph. tonight the winds stay strong with temperatures dropping into the 50s... and they keep falling tomorrow. winds will gust to 40 mphn few light rain showers during the day. some light rain or snow friday night but mainly dry through the weekend. still windy and cold on saturday with a cold start to sunday, too.
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some light rain or snow friday night but mainly dry through the weekend. still windy and cold on saturday with a cold start to sunday, too. it's coming up on today in iowa.... introducing the joyologists. young iowans are making a mission out of standing against negativity. plus... love bacon, but looking for a healthier alternative? a company may have what you're looking for. stay with k-w-w-l, we've got you
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of its new prime-only t-v show, "the grand tour," with a deal for people who aren't subscribed to amazon prime. amazon says it'll offer membership for 79 dollars during a one-day only sale... and that day is tomorrow. the normal price for prime is 99 dollars a year. a group of young iowans are trying to stop all of the arguingn since the election. they're called the "joy-ologist" club. the group of sixth graders in carlisle is trying to spread joy with ways to reach out to students who might feel uncomfortable. "we're trying to like get the drama to go away, but like, it's kind of hard to get everybody to stop." the group says they wish adults would quote "grow up" -- and also spread more joy.
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dream come true. bacon -- that's good for you. a family from arizona grows mushrooms that they say taste like bacon and are very healthy. when they're cooked they have a smoky bacon flavor. they claim the mushrooms can help reduce cholesterol.. and studies are being done to see if they can stimulate a person's immune system to fight cancer... are well documented, which is a fantastic side effect of not only tasting great, they're the bacon tasting mushrooms sell for
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denny's knows the holidays should be shared with friends and family. except denny's all-new holiday pancakes. you won't want to share those with anybody. denny's new fluffier, tastier, better pancakes now in holiday flavors. forecast. breezy and warm today. windy and colder with falling temps on friday. a few showers may track through friday with a few light rain/snow showers friday night. little, or no, accumulation expected. temperatures stay cold saturday
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highs around 40 but climbing back to
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now on today in iowa. they had a bitter battle in the primary, but now they could join forces to lead the country. plus -- a school bus stuck in a very dangerous spot. right on the tracks. and an iowa native is about to make history again in space. as she does that -- she hopes nasa hurries up a little to reach a good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
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storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. eileen on camera there this morning... many of us already in the 50s. we are helped out by southerly winds that are still mainly 10 to 15 mph with some higher gusts already this morning... but they will be picking up. gusts will be 20 to 30 mph clouds tracking in and they will stick with us today, but the moisture with this system holds off until tomorrow. today, we will be partly sunny, breezy and warm with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and winds gusting to 25 or 30 mph. winds get higher tomorrow, but the temps go the other direction... i'll have more on
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continuing coverage this morning: bail denied for a man accused of killing a toddler. kyrian knox's body was found in a park lagoon in chicago last year. his mother left the two-year-old with kamel harris as she moved from cedar rapids to chicago. police believe the child was lactose intolerant and cried for an entire afternoon after having milk. investigators think harris snapped. they found the boy's blood in harris' car and arrested him. there's nothing he can do. there's no turning, e from it anymore. no more running, he can't run anymore. no more lies. man up and tell the truth. harris is not married to -- or dating -- the boy's mother. he's a friend of a friend. he's now charged with murder. funeral services are held for a woman killed in a crash. the crash happened this month on highway 57 near downtown cedar falls. cynthia brooks was killed.
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the victim's sister says she forgives him... "i can't have any hate in my heart because i just knew how he felt ..i don't know what was happening but i can't carry that on my shoulders because i have to be strong." police say charles climbed a fence, trying to jump into the it takes six hours, but a man is ok -- rescued from a chimney. here's a look at the pictures from southeast iowa. this is in grandview -- in louisa county. an employee was trapped inside an industrial chimney at a midamerican energy plant. rescue crews climbed skywalks and used ropes to lower him down. one firefighter was hurt -- but should be ok. three people are in the hospital after a food truck burns on a college campus. it happened at george washington university. three employees were burned. the
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bus. no word yet on what started the fire. colder weather is coming very soon. we know that. some people who are homeless have been using abandoned buildings in waterloo to stay warm. those buildings can be unsafe. last week, a fire started in an old apartment complex on commercial street. a man was rescued from a second story window. he was arrested for trespassing after being pulled from the burning building. another fire happened this week in waterloo -- thio no one lives in that house -- but investigators believe someone who's homeless might have been in the home. kwwl's elizabeth amanieh is asking why some of those in need are not turning to shelters. abandoned building used to be his only place to stay. but after he was rescued from a fire here-he was again. "people might think we're lazy, but i don't deal well with people." bruce and his friend linda mulder have been homeless in waterloo for a few months. linda mulder "i'm fighting
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i'm on different medications, i was just in the hospital last week, and i got to go back again." choosing to seek out secluded abandoned buildings instead of shelters in the area. "staying at shelters like this one is an option, but the people here say it's a two-way street, you have to be willing to work the salvation army is one resources - offering both womens and mens shelters. have to. they're pretty basic, be nice to others, do your chores. obey quiet times, and follow your care plans, but we do have rules in place and sometimes we just don't care for that." with short term housing for those who need immediate emergency shelter, and also long term transitional housing-a six to eight week program to help them get back on their feet. but for both bruce and mulder-they say they've chosen to not seek help. "i've never really been homeless before, more or less,
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but with winter around the corner- "it's gonna be too cold for abandoned buildings you know, i don't know what i'll do, but something will happen you know. elizabeth amanieh reporting. along with the salvation army -- there's also the catholic workers house. they r days. the salvation army has started their red kettle campaign -- taking donations to help those in need. you've probably seen the bell ringers out already. a school bus ends up in a very about it. look at this video. a bus got caught under a railroad crossing gate as a train went by. the school district says the intersection isn't very big and the back of the bus would've been in danger anyway... it would've been out on the road if the driver didn't move don't just sneak up on you and just to
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when the gate comes down... there's about 25 feet between the gate and the road --- which is not enough room to fit some buses. heart-stopping moments for any parent... but at the same time - an incredible save by a little boy. mom left her baby on a changing table for just a moment when he rolled over. but his nine- year-old brother was there just in time. right place, right time. the baby's ok. his brother a hero for his quick reaction. the time now is linn county will not be home to the trial of a former teacher involved in a sex scandal. former cedar rapids washington subsitute teacher mary beth haglin has been charged with sexual exploitation. she admitted to having a relationship with a 17-year-old student. her trial is being moved to tama
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a former teacher in texas could spend 30 years in prison for having a relationship with a middle school student. the teacher -- who's 24 -- was involved with a 13- year-old student. she pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. now to the white house transition. a trump adviser says it could be after thanksgiving -- maybe even next month -- before the president-elect announces his cabinet choices. tracie potts tells us about the new names being considered this morning -- including the new names are emerging as possible choices for president-elect trump's cabinet lieutenant general mike flynn as national security advisor missouri's jim talent as defense secretary. senator ted cruz as attorney general. "i am eager to help any way i can." south carolina governor nikki haley's reportedly being considered as secretary of state - even though she publicly
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talent out there." including "we discussed the transition, it went really well." former new york mayor rudy giuliani... and former u-n ambassador john bolton. but there may be enough democrats and republicans to block both. "i don't think you really want your chief diplomat to be an advocate for war." vice president-elect mike pence is in charge of the transition. today he's back in washington ... meeting with top leaders from both parties who could choose the next supreme court t confirmation may not be easy. "to say the least, i think they have another, another thing, they'd better think twice that." hillary clinton made her first public appearance since the election, urging democrats not to give up: "please don't lose heart please don't give up on the values we share." the top democrat on the house oversight committee here is asking for all security clearance requests from the transition team. mr. trump has denied
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i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. this morning, president obama is in germany, the second stop on his final foreign tour as president. he had dinner with the german chancellor -- one of his closest allies. after more meetings today -- bombs dropped on syria hit a hospital that cares for children. the underground hospital was the only specialty facii four- thousand patients a month. 87 people were killed in a series more arrests during pipeline protests as things get heated. this video is out of north dakota. about 100 protesters were met by a smaller group of those who support the pipeline "it was incredibly peaceful. we folks who were shouting slurs
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the standing rock sioux tribe has filed a lawsuit to stop construction. they're worried about a number of things -- including their water. the u-s army corps of engineers has delayed construction to hold more talks with the tribe. restoring dignity... a foster baby is the inspiration behind an organization that's spreading across iowa... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you can tell us more about kaden's kloset.. was a foster kid.... she grew up to become a foster parent... two year old kaden was a foster baby... but when he showed up at kristle and nick's door... it was a suprise... "we went into it thinking we were going to do older sibling sets of kids, and so this baby showed up at our house and we found ourselvess needing some items, those basics, like cribs and crib sheets and a baby
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that moment reminded kristle what it was like when she was in the foster system... "so my first few foster homes that i went to i literally had a couple changes of clothes and that is it. and i had a black garbage sack." she recognized a problem... "it was about dignity and self worth... because when you're carrying a garbage bag with you, it tells you that so she started kaden's kloset.. so she started kaden's kloset.. giving free clothes and supplies to foster and adoptive families... "make sure there's no stains, no tears pack these first night bags. they get a note of encouragement, a stuffed animal... helping kids... like kaden... who was recently adopted... " so we decided to make him a
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up here at trinity lutheran in waterloo last month... all the items in these klosets are donated by people in the gilbert... news 7 kwwl. the 100 plus men and women who care group just donated around 19 hundred since starting last spring -- kaden's kloset has opened eight locations in iowa -- and is still growing. an iowa native is on the verge of space history today. peggy whitson is about to become the oldest woman in space. she'll be 56 when she rockets off the planet today. she's on her way to the international space station -- where she'll turn 57 in february. this will be her third space station miss when she's away from home...
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the lack of variety of the food." peggy grew up in the tiny town of beaconsfield. that's in southern iowa with a population of 15. today's launch is at two-twenty our time. peggy says she has goals for nasa before she dies. she says we need to be living on with it. no mic, no problem. hockey fans step in when technology fails during the national anthem. plus, social hour for the dogs... and their owners. a new dog park gives some people "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." let's go to storm track seven
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for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: our stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be dancing today with strong winds. it will be breezy and warm today but the winds will be even stronger tomorrow and saturday with temperatures falling from this en morning... and not much warmer on saturday afternoon. it is mild this morning... temps are already in the 50s over much of the area... they are a bit lower in the northwest, but still above normal as we head into late november. winds are still breezy here and will stay strong today. we have a pretty large storms system tracking slowly through the region... it is providing a lot of clouds cover, but not a lot of moisture on our
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from colorado through the dakotas and into minnesota, while we may see a few showers tomorrow and tomorrow night. if we see any snow friday night, it won't stick. there are several winter weather watches and advisories posted to our west, but we will be mainly windy.. and seeing temps fall... you can see where the front is across the region today with colder air tracking through the region tomorrow. we will be breezy and 60s to mid 70s and winds gusting to 30 mph. tonight the winds stay strong with temperatures dropping into the 50s... and they keep falling tomorrow. winds will gust to 40 mph and we could see a few light rain showers during the day. some light rain or snow friday night but mainly dry through the weekend. still windy and cold on saturday with a cold start to
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bit lower in the northwest, but still above normal as we head into late november. winds are still e strong today. we have a pretty cover, but not a lot of moisture on our side of the system. most of advisories posted to our west, but we will be mainly windy.. it is off the battlefield -- on the ball field. veterans enjoy a game -- as they're given a special honor. and it's the national anthem in our nation's capital... what could go wrong? something did, but in the end -- everyone was smiling and very
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in this case, the entire crowd saves the day. o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. the microphone failed during the singing of the national anthem at the washington --- pittsburgh game. the singer carried on -- and as you heard -- so did the
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the diamond for a game of who've served in a different way. "i wanted to hit a home run, and i think i can next year." during the opening ceremony, veterans who served during world war two were given special recognition. this year marks 75 years since the attack on pearl harbor. man's best friend is being given a little more freedom -- as their owner gets a little more time to rest. once-a- week indoor dog park in dubuque at the five flags arena. on its first night, more than 80 dogs run. "it's wonderful, and the fact that they have vendors and snack available is nice, but yeah, it's nice not to be out in the elements." it's three dollars to get in, and the money will go to a dog-related non-
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wednesdays throughout the winter. check out the full schedule on our website at kwwl dot com. it's you're watching today in iowa on k-
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check of your storm track seven forecast. breezy and warm today. windy and colder with falling temps on rain/snow showers friday night. little, or no, accumulation expected. temperatures stay cold saturday with winds staying
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, there's another hour of today in iowa coming up right
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now on today in iowa... rallies held -- this time in celebration -- as a police officer faces plus... a baby rolls over the side of his changing table -- and his big brother dashes in to help. get new clothes. an eastern iowa woman is inspired by her own experiences. it's a story that's new this morning. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher.

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