tv Early Today in Iowa NBC November 21, 2016 4:30am-5:01am CST
in iowa." now on today in iowa: confusion and disorder overnight. a pipeline protest out of hand... so who's to blame? plus, a powerful show of support for law enforcement in eastern iowa. this comes as more officers are country. and this fire in a truck is caused by a truck. a toy truck -- which burst into flames. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. eileen on camera
7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl the upper teens to low 20s this morning... a bit below normal. winds are light to around 10 mph from the east and will turn a should stay mainly clear today have some snow and sleet mixing developing overnight: chaos in north dakota. 400 people protesting the dakota access pipeline face off with law enforcement.
them -- and it appears police have been using water cannons to keep them back. firefigthers say they're using hoses to put out fires set by protesters. the pipeline is almost done -- about 85-percent of it has been built. the standing rock sioux tribe has been protesting the construction for months -- saying it will pollute the water and destroy some of their sacred sites. the pipeline would stretch through four states, including iowa. now to another big story this morning: enforcement in several states. one officer -- shot and killed in texas. two more officers -- shot in missouri. another officer targeted in florida. reid binion has the latest on each investigation. "most families will be celebrating the holidays, sapd will be burying one of its own." san antonio police chief william mcmanus... ...briefing the press after what authorities describe as the targeted, deadly shooting of an officer sunday. "it's everyone's worst nightmare. we never want to see anything like this
benjamin marconi was killed in his patrol car outside police headquarters. he had just returned to his vehicle to write a ticket for a driver he pulled over... ...when another driver pulled up the assailant then shot marconi in the head, reached through the window and shot a second time... ...then fled the scene in what police believe was a black sedan. in saint louis -- another officer shot sunday in what authorities are calling a targeted attack. the 46-year-old sergeant -- ambushed when police say a vehicle pulled up next to his marked car and opened fire. "this officer was noin was not trying to pull this car over." the officer was shot twice in the head - but is expected to survive. police say the suspect was later killed after again shooting at officers. also in missouri -- an officer shot in gladstone -- near kansas city- the governor asking for prayers for that officer. and in florida -- yet another shooting. the officer -- hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop. the suspect -- taken into custody after an exchange of gunfire with police. i'm reid binion reporting.
after a shooter killed five officers in dallas. earlier this month, two officers were killed in ambush attacks in central iowa. a big turnout for a prayer service for police officers in eastern iowa. many say they're worried about officers. they're also concerned about the relationship they have with the community. this service in cedar rapids -- "god lays down his life for all people and that's exactly what our officers do daily, they are and we respect that greatly." one cedar rapids officer says this isn't about her and the department -- it is about the entire community. people also came together in marion and hiawatha to pray as well. today, the man who kidnapped and killed an 11-year- old boy in minnesota will be sentenced. danny heinrich is expected get 20
child pornography. that was part of an agreement involving his confession to kidnapping and murdering jacob wetterling in 1989. he led investigators to the boy's body in september. we'd like to remind you again -- right here in eastern iowa -- the search continues for the killer or killers of lyric cook and elizabeth collins. they were taken in evansdale in 20-12 -- their bodies were found several months later a reward is available for anyone with information that leads to an arrest authorities are taking another l a years ago. the victim has died from complications connected to the shooting. waterloo police re-classified the case as a homicide -- instead of assault. shawn north died in august. he had been paralyzed since being shot in 2001. investigators say they'll talk to witnesses and try to find new information. a hot toy could be to blame for a fire -- and now, there's a recall. a tonka truck apparently
bought it for their grandchild as a christmas present. they were on their way home in washington state when it happened. toys "r" us responded with an apology, a refund, and a recall. they say this appears to be an happened. a cedar rapids man and his two dogs are safe this morning -- following a house fire. it happened on first avenue south east saturday night. firefighters say the man ws were able to get his two dogs out. they're still looking into what caused the fire. now to the white house transition. president-elect donald trump says he made a couple of deals as he works out his cabinet -- but he's not saying much more than that. he met with mitt romney over the weekend -- along with rudy giuliani and new jersey governor chris christie. reporters asked if giuliani is being considered for secretary of state. trump said -- that -- along with "and other things."
"great guy." in new york -- hundreds protested the selection of steve bannon as trump's chief strategist. friends call steve bannon a champion of diverse voices, describing him as an intense and focused leader. they disagree. "we hope that he knows that there's movement out here - including jewish people, muslim people, black people, women, lgbt people, every other minority group that wants him gone and we hope donald trump hears that." trump's pick for chief of staff- reince priebus- has said bannon was "a force for good on the campaign". drake university is considering whether to take an official stand in supporting students who are in the country illegally. the faculty senate passed a resolution urging the administration to protect those students. cynthia foder tells us about efforts to consider drake a sanctuary campus. jose garcia hopes to become a lawyer. he has been in this country since he was 3 years old. "my mom brought me to us at
"i've always had that fear..we could be gone at any minute" the faculty here wants to protect garcia and others who are working hard to get an education and become productive citizens. (darcie vandegrift, drake faculty) "they are studying calculus, cri declare drake a sanctuary campus. "how do we publicly declare support, have their backs, find mental health care, recog stress and fear causing them and their fams" the administration says it stands in support of all students and is looking into what it can do in compliance with the law. (vanessa macro, drake chief
law requires of us, and if we don't, we are at risk of losing federal funding, whether it is a grant or student financial aid" the university said it will set up counseling services and after thanksgiving break to help those students understand their legal rights. drake has students from 44 different countries on campus. tonight, shopping and the environment will be a focus at the dubuque city council meeting. some students want to cut down on the use of plastic bags. students with the loras college honors project say most plastic bags end up in landfills and waterways like the mississippi river... they plan to give several options to the council, including a ban.
dubuque school district after complaints about a book. parents are upset about material in the book -- the perks of being a wallflower. the superintendent says a committee will talk about it and could consider changes to a broader policy about books used in class. the meeting is today at four. the international space station now has company. three people arrived on saturday -- including an iowa native. we've been telling you a lot about peggy whitson in the last week. she's the oldest and most experienced woman to orbit the ear time in space for a woman. by the time she returns home next spring -- she should break the record for any american, man or woman. she's from the tiny town of beaconsfield -- in southern iowa. much more ahead this morning: can u-n-i make it three wins in four days? the panthers go for a tournament championship against a ranked team. plus, he's supposed to capture the sights and sounds of collisions on the field... not
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 are dry now, and will be mainly sunn today. we could have a light mix in some northern counties late tonight into early tomorrow morning, but it will be mainly rainy and breezy tomorrow with gusts
morning's temperatures are in the upper teens to low 20s in our viewing area with more mid to upper 20s to our west. easterly winds are light to 10 mph and will become more southeasterly today. that is ahead of the system to our west... producing lots of clouds and some light rain and snow in the rockies. we will have that system track our way light mix late tonight and early tomorrow morning before all takes over for the day. and it will continue into wednesday morning. we aren't expecting much of any frozen precipitation, but we could get up to half an inch of rain through tomorrow evening...
the upper 30s to mid 40s and southeast winds around 10 mph. a few areas of our northern counties may get a light mix late tonight, otherwise mostly cloudy and becoming gusty. lows in the mid 20s to around 30. cloudy and breezy tomorrow with rain likely, although we may have an hour or so of a light mix early in t morning. highs will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s for tuesday afternoon. rain continues into wednesday with breezy conditions, too. we dry out for thanksgiving day with a few rain/snow showers possible thursday night. mainly dry friday and saturday with another chance of
snow is falling in other parts of the country. this video is out of rochester, new york where the snow fell overnight at a rate of one to an hour. tough to see on the road. because of that, the sheriff's office asked people to stay off drivers can be overconfident with that first snowstorm of the season. that's exactly what happened in minnesota -- where the conditions were awful in parts of the state on da they had 450 crashes -- including two that were deadly on friday. a trooper was also hurt on saturday when a car hit his squad car as the trooper was still to come this morning: the cyclones try to do something on the court they've never done before. plus -- people wait in line for hours to fill up -- for free.
one north carolina at the mcleod center. last night, uni had a chance to knock off another ranked team. this time -- number eleven xavier in the championship of the tire pros invitational in orlando. panthers off to a strong start. jeremy morgan for three. 10-5 uni. later in the first half, it's morgan again. he would have 20 points in the game. the game is tied at 30 at the half. second half, xavier would begin to take control. musketeers ahead by 12. panthers -- like they did against oklahoma the other night -- would battle back. jordan ashton makes it a 5 point game. u-n-i could not come all the way back -- as they did against the sooners. the panthers fall 67-59. u-n-i is back in action this saturday against the same team. they go to xavier. if you like offense, ames was the place to be over the weekend. a day after the cyclones football team put up 66 points -- the basketball team almost doubled
iowa state hosting the citadel. an outstanding day for monte morris. he had 17 points, 10 assists and rebounds -- the fifth triple double in iowa state history. the cyclones with a school record 130 points. the final 130 to 63. iowa state plays indiana state on thursday -- in orlando. iowa trying to bounce back from their first loss of the year -- hosing rio grande valley. tyler cook another good game for he had 27 and iowa would roll 95-67. the hawks have a huge challenge in front of them on friday. playing number eight virginia in a tournament in florida. the minnesota vikings defense is known for taking down opponents. even if you're not dressed in pads. bernie the fox sound engineer got leveled during minnesota's pre- game rush yesterday. wrong place, wrong time for bernie.
work. so did the vikings. they snapped a four game losing streak with a win over arizona. this is a big night for the n-f-l. mexico is hosting monday night football. it's been 11 years since the league played a game in mexico. the cheerleaders -- who got a "it feels amazing. we're so happy to be able to represent the (houston) texans organization and bring back the nfl after so long. eleven years great. the people are amazing, they're so welcoming. i come from mexican parents, so it feels right at home." oakland and houston face each other in mexico tonight. the savings are adding up for drivers just as the holiday travel season begins to pick up. the price of gas is down. it dropped six cents over the past two weeks. the national average is now at 2-20 a gallon. it's cheaper in iowa -- and in some parts of iowa -- it's almost 50 cents cheaper.
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the country. four police officers -- shot in three states this weekend. plus... violent battles between police and protestors over a pipeline construction. and hundreds across the country perform for the pope this weekend. among them -- a group of eastern iowa high schoolers. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.