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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.
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 have more on that in a few minutes. with this system holds off until other direction... i'll have a big story this morning -- a police officer faces charges after killing a man earlier this year during a traffic stop. as dan shenenman reports, the prosecutor ruling the use of deadly force was not justified.
the officer who fatally shot philando castile will face charges. castile was killed during a traffic stop in july....the shooting...streamed on 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 reachingr 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 was not justified. " the shooting in july, one of many officer involved shootings this year, sparked protests...some of them violent. castile's girlfriend was in the car with her four year old during the shooting and livestreamed the incident.
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 across the nation. dan scheneman nbc news. minnesota's police union says it's s if the officer's convicted - he could face up to ten years in prison. the prosecution rests its case. they argue former south carolina officer michael slaher showed malice when shooting and killing walter scott last year. slager's attorneys disagree -- saying the now- former officer had little time to make decisions. slager faces between 30 years and life in prison if convicted of continuing coverage -- request granted. due to media coverage -- a former teacher's sexual exploitation
high teacher mary beth haglin plead not guilty. her trial will now be in tama county and begins november 28th. in june -- haglin admitted to having a relationship with a 17-year-old student while teaching at the school. she told kwwl she was sorry but hadn't ended the relationship. in september -- haglin went back to jail after violating a no contact order -- caught on camera during her crime watch daily interview. a former teacher in texas could spend 30 years in prison for havinr middle school student. the teacher -- who's 24 -- was involved with a 13- year-old student. she pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. police busy investigating multiple reports of gunfire in waterloo. last night -- several chidlren playing inside a home when it got hit by bullets. the house is in the 400 block of dawson street. no one got hurt. earlier yesterday -- shots fired in an alley near west parker and columbia. there were no injuries, but one
in such poor shape -- the block has been closed to keep the public safe -- now the building -- is about to be sold. the owner of the old dubuque malting and brewing company last week. he missed the deadline -- but says he's close to finalizing the sale of the building. trapped 200 feet up inside a chimney. a midamerican employee trapped at the energy station in grandview one firefighter has a minor i one person is dead and nearly a dozen others injured in a gas explosion in illinois. emergency services telling people to stay away from the area as the searched for more victims. firefighters are battling wildfires across the southeast. six states are affected. as reid binion tells us -- the fires are impacting air quality and health across the area. wildfires fueled by unusually dry conditions are causing health concerns for
fires -- scorching more than 80,000 acres in six states... the blanket of smoke -- so widespread that it's visible health impact of poor air quality has been particularly severe in tennessee... where it's landed more than 200 people in the hospital with breathing difficulties. fire officials are carefully planning their battle against the flames... taking the conditions into consideration. "what we don't want is to put the fire out and have 50 or 60 yards of fuel ready for re- ignition." efforts to extinguish the fires -- hampered by a continuing drought... and the constant threat of high winds. "what we're going to be looking for is to have, again, the the fires are refusing to evacuate. "this is our home, you know. themselves for the full impact.
fun thing." i'm reid binion reporting. think fast, act faster. a baby is safe today thanks to the quick-thinking of his older brother. look at the upper left of your screen, the boy rolls over -- and his let's slow it down -- mom left the eleven month old baby on the changing table. he rolls over -- and his nine-year- old brother dashes in to make the catch. baby and big brother both doing just fine -- and you can see mom hugging them both tightly after the close call. parents in one northern kentucky town are upset after a bus got caught under a railroad crossing gate as a train went by. you can
"trains aren't quiet so they don't just sneak up on you and just to be on that track, the whole situation should have been avoided." the school district says the video is a little skewed. support brewing for iowa police departments. as we've reported -- following this video of a woman harrassing officers at a cedar rapids coffee shop --the sphost arted raising money to give officers free coffee, goal of raising one thousand dollars -- and has raised nearly double that already in just a few days. mike pence continues to prepare for his new role as vice president. today he ehads 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 federal reserve chair janet yellen
give lawmakers an update on the country's economic outlook. 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 yellen testified that she expected the labor market and overall economy would continue to improve. former democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton making her first public appearance since conceding the election. the children's defense fund honored clinton for her dedication and contributions to child advocacy. "and for the sake of our level. we need you. america ambition, your talent... that's how we get through this. mrs. clinton once worked for the new this morning -- a foster child grows up to help others like her...
something about it. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... to 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 and families don't have the supplies they need... so she started k' 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 already eight "closets" in different iowa locations... kristel says she's helping "restore dignity" "i remember going to school about dignity and self worth. because shen you're carrying a garbage bag with you it tells you that's where your worth
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 and iowa city. live in waterloo, amanda gilbert, kristle became so connected with kaden and what he was going through... her family recently decided to adopt him.. giving him a forever home. its coming up on today in iowa -- tastes like bacon -- but it's healthy -- a new food invention. popular officer to ever visit this school cafeteria. "you're watching kwwl,
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let's go to storm track seven 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 morning... temps are already in the 50s o 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
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 mph and we could see a few light rain showers during the day. some light rain or snow and cold on saturday with a cold start to posted to our west, but we will be mainly you can see where the front is across the 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.
few light rain showers during the day. some light rain or snow friday night but mainly dry for some people -- this probably a bacon -- that's good for you. a family from arizona grows mushrooms that they say taste like bacon and are very healthy. when cooked they have a smoky bacon flavor. they claim the mushrooms can help reduce cholesterol levels and studies are being done to see if they can stimulate a
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. just take a look - he may just be the most popular police officer ? to ever enter a school cafeteria. (yamilette, 6 year talk alone and he can drive." (dawson, 7 years old) "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. (theresa stewart, san leon elementary school counselor) "i've never seen this. i've been in education for 16 years - it's just a hit." you're looking - at the dickinson pd's
controlled from afar, and given life by this man behind a mic. (officer tony valdez, dickinson police department) "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. (detective allen oliver, dickinson police department) "it's super important they know they can come up and talk with us." the knows cops are the good guys. "the water cannon is cool - spin it around. they go crazy." officer shepherd is planning some more school visits. a new therapy robot is just plain huggable. this robotic seal to touch,
care center in seattle. doctors say interacting with the robot helps keeps 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 also been used successfully with children with autism. time now is xxx. coming up -- who needs a microphone when you've got a stadium full of singers. plus -- veterans take the field
eileen loan is back with another breezy and warm today. windy and rain/snow showers friday night. little, or no, accumulation expected. temperatures stay cold saturday with winds staying strong, too. not as windy on sunday with highs around 40 but climbing back to the mid 40s for monday. the "save" of the night from the nhl -- comes before the game even starts. during the national anthem -- the mic fails. the crowd steps in. o'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. the singer continuing on -- with some backup from the fans.
pittsburgh. a big night for the caps -- they won seven to one. from the battlefield to the ball field, veterans compete in a game of softball. it's a one inning game with two teams, and allowing everyone to bat and field at least once with "i wanted to hit a home run, and i think i can next year." during the opening ceremony, those veterans who served during world war two were given special pearl harbor approaches. it's coming up on today in iowa.... as the protests continue -- we could be waiting until next year for a judges decision on a controversial pipeline. plus -- some iowa law enforcement hitting a road block in their duties of handing out tickets. and -- a child comes to her home and she's not prepared,. the iowa woman realizes -- there's something she can do to help others in the same story.
rivals -- turned allies? donald trump looking at his former competition as a possible cabinet member. plus -- as iowa seniors look for a new home -- the push for answers, finds the company responsible may have skipped town. and -- from foster child to foster parent, an iowa woman's experiences show her there's a need in ea one she's working to fill. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. 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 higher gusts already this morning... but they will be picking up. gusts will be 20 to 30 mph this afternoon and into the overnight. we have some high 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 30 mph. winds get higher tomorrow, but the temps go the other direction... i'll have more on that in a few minutes. we have some high clouds tracking in and they will stick with us today, system holds off until tomorrow. today, we will be partly sunny, breezy and warm with highs in the mid 60s to mid the temps go the other direction... i'll have more on that in a few minutes. 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 republican who won the iowa
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 cs she publicly opposed trump. "we have an immense amount of talent out there." including "we discussed the transition, it went really
giuliani... and former u-n ambassador john bolton. but there may be enough democrats and republicans to to be an advocate for war." vice president-elect mike pence is in both parties who could choose "to say the least, i think they 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 requesting clearance for his children and now back to you. chose your cover fee -- based on your political views. an iowa city restaurant facing some backlash. stella's in iowa city says it was just a game -- meant to be funny. over the weekend -- customers were charged five- dollars if they voted for hillary clinton and ten- dollars if they said they voted for
supported trump were charged 20 to say. it was funny, it was really truley funny and it was a lot of really great discussions about politics which i enjoy." the owners have recieved so many threats -- they had to take down their facebook page. some donald trump supporters are angry with pepsi -- over something that never even happened. fake articles claim the c-e-o told trump fans to "take their business elsewhere." the sort -- she even in the iowa statehouse -- leaders keep their post. the g-o-p announcing linda upmeyer will continue as house speaker. she became iowa's first house speaker after the previous speaker stepped down. representative chris hagenow of windsor heights will serve as majority leader. both appointments become official when the legislative session begins in january. a kwwl follow-up. funeral services are held for a
highway 57 near downtown cedar falls. cynthia brooks was killed. her cousin, charles brooks was arrested and charged after police say he was going more than 100 miles an hour leading up to the "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." fence, trying to jump into the river but police were able to grab him. 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
burning building. there's a number of shelters in the area -- but -- they only allow you to stay for so long. "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. bruce says he's not lazy-- but dealing with a number of anxiety days after that fire -- another one in waterloo -- at the corner of police say no one lives in the house -- but firefighters believe someone who's homeless might have been in the home. no one was hurt in the fire. due in court today -- the man who admitted killing three people at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado last year. robert dear has been undergoing psychiatric treatment since a judge ruled that he was not competent to stand trial in the case. today a hearing on competency evaluation. during previous court hearings robert dear declared himself a "warrior for the babies."
killing nine people in a charleston church. a judge ruling the hearing will happen behind closed doors -- saying he needs to keep the public out to protect dylann roof's rights to a fair trial. prosecutors are expected to argue against that decision today. thousands pay their respects to an officer killed in the line of duty. the pennsylvania officer died and another officer got hurt when a man shot them from a second story window as they approached a home. he was 52 years old. in addition to being an officer he had served as a volunteer firefighter since the age of 18. bombs dropped on syria hit a hospital caring for children. the underground hospital was the only specialty facility for children... serving four-thousand patients a month. but the attack put the hospital out of commission. witnesses told n-b-c news it was hit by bombs dropped by syrian helicopters. bail denied for a man accused of killing a toddler. kyrian knox's body was found in a park
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. running, he can't run anymore. no more lies. man up and tell the truth. harris is not married to -- or he's a friend of a friend. he's now charged with murder. a celebratory rally in honor of a man killed by a police officer -- after the officer is charged with manslaughter. dozens gathered outside the minnesota school where philando castile worked before he was shot and killed during a traffic stop in july. the group then marched through downtown chanting and holding signs -- though some closer to castile had been "the charges that were brought upon the officer is not what i
and he went above and beyond the prosecutor." castilles death sparked a wave of protests over the summer. many hope the case could set a national precedent for officer involved shootings. continuing coverage -- court documents reveal a judge likely won't rule until next year -- on whether construction on the dakota access pipeline can continue. protests continue no four people arrested as anti- pipeline protestors clashed with pipeline backers. "it was incredibly peaceful. we always are peaceful. we are always here in prayer. the only peace that wasn't here was by folks who were shouting slurs at us and threatening us." the pipeline would also run through iowa. clayton county gives final approval to expanding sand mining. according to our coverage partners at the telegraph herald, the a county boardvoted unanimously earlier this week --
community over health and safety. new details this morning - management also caught off guard -- 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 moines won't have assistance. they'll have to move to a 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 contract and appeared to have skipped town. here's what an employee -- who didn't want to be on camera -- "we didn't want to change. you remain assisted living" "we went to other vendors to come in and take over and it was always the same just too short of notice for them to take over." this could be why the contract wasn't renewed. brightstar offices were unlocked.. but empty yesterday
to large and unexpected medical expenses. yale researchers found nearly a quarter of e-r patients were treated by out-of- network doctors.... even when patients went to emergency departments within their health insurance networks. but american college of emergency physicians says the study does not discuss insurance companies -- who sell cheap policies that cover very little. americans pay more for health care -- yet are sicker -- than those living in other high-income countries. a survey o less likely to have health care ... see a doctor.... and fill prescription medications because of costs. the main difference? 23-million americans do not have health insurance, while the other countries have universal health coverage. new this morning -- 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
was a foster kid.... she grew up to become a foster parent... when a baby showed up at her front door.. she decided to make a change. 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 cs crib sheets and a baby monitor.." 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."
was about dignity and self worth... because when you're carrying a garbage bag with you, it tells you that that's where your worth lies." 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 and that the items are in new or like new conidtions.. we pack these first night bags. they get a note of encouragement, a stuffed animal... helping kids... like kaden... who was recently adopted... " w part of our family forever." a new kadens kloset just opened up here at trinity lutheran in waterloo last month... all the items in these klosets are donated by people in the community.. live in waterloo, amanda gilbert, news 7 kwwl the 100 plus men and women who
group just donated around 19 hundred dollars to the kadens kloset. since starting last spring -- kaden's kloset has opened eight locations in iowa -- and is still growing. its still to come -- lifting off to make history -- with an iowan on board. plus -- an effort to put the breaks on some speeding tickets in iowa. the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up next. "you're watching kwwl,
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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 morning... temps are already in the 50s over much of theea 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
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 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 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 st t 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 region tomorrow. we will be the winds stay strong with temperatures dropping into the 50s... and they keep falling tomorrow. winds will gust to 40
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 mission -- her second as miss when she's away from home... "i think probably the thing that i find probably the most challenging about spaceflight is
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. time now is xxx. still to come -- forget heading out in the cold this winter -- a new iowa dorg park indoors! and when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to stay up to date on breaking news and weather information. [ tower pinging ] [ whistling ] we've got a problem, friend.
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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. a boost fob the latest booster seat ratings from the insurance institute for highway safety earn 48 of the 53 models evaluated - the agency's highest rating of "best bet." back in 2008 when the institute began rating boosters, only a quarter of the seats evaluated earned that designation. the evaluation focuses on belt fit and does not involve crash tests. stop the post- election negativity. a group of young iowans are calling themselves the
the group of sixth graders in carlisle is trying to spread joy to their classmates -- and also come up with way to reach out to although they're motivated -- the group's young leader admits it can be a challenge: "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. enforcement with a special deal this weekend. iowa officers who show their badge at the uni football game on saturday -- will get two free tickets. the game is at four -- just show your badge at the ticket office. we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
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owner gets a little more time to rest. wags at the flags is a new a once-a- week indoor dog park in dubuque at the five flags arena. on its first night, more than 80 dogs ran around. at the same time, their owners can crack a beer and watch them run. it's three dollars to get in, and the money will go to a dog-related non- profit every month. wags at the flags is most eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven 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 with winds staying strong, too. not as windy on sunday with thanks for joining us, the today
good morning. choices. morning. good morning. choices. sources tell nbc news, mike flynn is at the top of to donald trump's national security advisor. the president-elect gets set to meet with south carolina governor nikki haley today. will she be the of state? or is it rudy guiliani, as hillary clinton speaks out publicly for the first time since conceding the election. >> there have been a few times this week where all i want to do is just curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again. >> this morning, what she is saying about where she goes from here. deadly blast. a gas explosion rocks an illinois town overnight. at least one person was killed.