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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 parts of the viewing area until noon today where the wort of the chills will be. we are winds at 15 to 25 mph. we had iowa dot cameras show that the roads have some in and that will keep us cold today as temperatures plummet this morning. northwest winds will stay strong enough to keep us from warminn much. we have a the job. but may bring more snow northwest winds will stay strong enough to keep us from warming
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front that will track in to the state. i'll have details in a few minutes. picking up our team seven coverage...storm track sevens amanda gilbert is live at a waterloo tire shop, where they've been seeing more business due to the weather. well this is something i didn't know... but tire shoo across eastee iowa.a.. like the one i'm in (pressure check) does this look familiar to you? (pressure check) with these below soon be dealing with this...(flat tire) "we've had a combinatino of
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just good old flat tires... and cold weather's the crowning blow services says colder temperatures can cause your tire pressure to drop.... "they get low on air.. adn then if there's any other extenuating cirmcumstances... wsuch as a pothole... it can be the major piece of straw that breaks a camel's back. to avood this: standup: one thing you can do is cceck your tirrs every morning before hitting the road. "its a good idea to take a look airplane pilot. and it's just a matter of walking around and taking a look at it. " lind says this is what you should be looking for: "if you are seeing a bald spot... that the tires can thin on tread thats an issue. or if the side wall or the tread is starting to rot and weather.. it will crack and look worn out and that's a problem too... i was here in jim lind
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there's definatly a lot of people here with tire troubles. checking your tires in the morning can cause a lot less stress later in the day. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. lind says getting your tire fixed can cost hundreds of dollars. it can cost even more than that if the rim is damaged. the bitter cold weather causes problems for firefighters. you can see icicles hanging off this central city home...following a fire there yesterday morning. the fie started in the chimney, luckily,y,no one was hurt, firefighters say this weather can be challenging. be glad this isn't your car -- a driver needs more than an ice scraper. this video is out of buffalo. the car was parked next to lake erie and the wwves splashed the sides
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anotherrdriver not ababe to even get to their car -- a sinkhole opening up in this missouri town. a nearby water main break caused the problem. no one was hu when the car fell into the sinkhole and crews new this morning...it doesnt take long for a firefighter to arrive at the scene of a fire. it happened at his own barn. the fire happened early this morninn at a barn on gilbertville road. the gilbertville fire chief says hay bales caught on fire...though he wasn't sure how it started. four horses were inside the barn at the time. they all got out safely. this morning we're hearing from the family of a man shot and killed by waterloo police. derrick ambrose junior was shot by officer kyle law in 2012. a grand jury f fnd the officer's use of force was justified -- through a settlement -- the city is now paying two and a half million dollars to the parents of ambrose and lawyer in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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put a value on my son, my son was with me and going to school up and finishing school up" this is believed to be the largest city ssttlement of a a olice-shooting lawsuit in iowa history. today governor branstad gives his "condition of the state" speech. among his priorities...helping schools...by extending a tax that'ssnot set to expipie until 2029. matt breen sits down with the governor for a preview of what we can expect in today's speech. nats of ranstad governor terry branstad calls it the one-penny ssate sales tax, which funds school infrastructure, to generate money to address water quality source of funding for that," said branstad. "that's where sharing in this sales tax growth gives us a long-term, reliable source offunding for what i think is the remaining would goto water quality ppograms. "so, it's significant growth on $20.7-billion for school infrastructure, and nearly $4.7- billion for water quality. "critics in the legislature say
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said matt breen. "and, moving direction..branstad says he understands those concerns. but, when looking at the best ways to fund water quality and education, branstad says his plan is better that the alternative. "it puts s n on property tax," branstad says. "and, iowans don't want that." water qualit and education branstad says his plan is better that the alternative. "it puts in on property tax," branstad says. "and, iowans
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branstad says he's made a number of tough decisions to arrive at the budget he'll offer during his speech optimistic, though... saying he didn't have to dipipinto the state's emergency cassreserves to balance the bottom line. president obama gives his final state of the union address tonight. he's expected to talk about the economic recovery, the need to reform gun laws nd the fight againint terrrism. the white house says the president will keep a seat empty next to first lady michelle obama to representall of the victims of gun violence. south carolina governor nikki haleywill give the republican response to the state of the union. the pentagon says the number of detainees at guantanamo bay is about to drop below 100. the president says the prison -- which holds suspected members of terrorist groupup captured overseas -- is a recruiting tool for terrorists and is too costly to maintain. he wants to shut it before he leaves office. the mexican government releases intense video of the raid leading to the capture of drug
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this video shows mexican marines firing their weapons as they move into el chapo's safe house. he was on the run for six months after escaping from prison.n. xico is starting the process to extradite el chapo to the u-s -- but it could take at least a year. the mother of "affluenza" teen ethan coch is expected to be released from jail this morning. tonya couch's bond was originally set at one million dollars....but a judge found it was not warranted for the case and lowered it to 75- thwusand dollars. she faces charges after she and her son fled to mexico which was the man accused of murdering a two-year-old girl whose body was found on a boston harbor island s being held without bond. michael mccarthy is accused of killing his girlfriend's daughter, bella bond bella was called "baby doe" for months until authorities could identify her. the mother, is accused off helping mccarthy hide the body. police are searching for answers in a shocking crime
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shaken. a man stababed his parentt to death at their home... then called 9-1-1 and confessed. one of the officers who responded to the call... said it was one of the bloodiest scenes he's ever to been to... "when i walked in there and parents age. so that's the reason it kinda hit...hit home." the parents have onn other adultlt n who lives oo- of-state. the case remains under investigation. a community is remembering a k-9 officer killed in the line of duty. the ohio k9 was shot responding to a burglary call. officers were called to a food store and the dog went inside. the suspect shot the dog three times. the f-b-iarrests a woman believed to be the suspect behind a series of jewelry thefts across five states. in one case authorities say she walkedff with about 00- thousand-dollars worth of jewels. poliie say the womaatied up salespeople at gunpoint during some of her robberies - and wore gloves to hide her fingerprints.
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washers...getting stuck in scaffolding on theside of the tallest building in houston. its around 75 stories tall. firefighters and a high angle rescue team were able to bring the men inside safely a rare sight for southern california drivers during rush hour when a small plane lands on the highway. california highway patrol says the plane made a safe and precautionary landing. two people were on-board at the ime. no one was hurt. police are looking for a man who stole a snake from a pet store... by shoving it down his pants. surveillance viieo from the portlaad store showswsthe man take the python out of its cage -- and then he hides it. the store owner says the snake is about two-feet long and was being sold for 200- dollars. the ringling brothers circus is & retiring its elephants sooner than expected.
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final show in may...the original retirementear wasn't until 2018. elephants have been part of the shoofor more than a hundred years...but animal rights activists have been protesting performances... bittersweet because i have had the thrill for over 40 years to see audience members delighted by the magic of elephats." the iconic animals will spend their retirement on a 200 acre plot of land in florida. its coming uppon today ii iowa... ford works to conquers one of the last hurdles keeping driverless cars off the roads...snow plus...a man receives national attention for his efforts to get a kidney. now he's using his time in the spotlight to help others. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with erry gallagher, ally crutcher "now your storm track 7
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path tcitizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio.
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jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the wwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be breezy with dangerous wind chills again this morning along with cold temps. we warm up tomorrow, but may see some snow showers racking through and it will warm
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wind chill advisory continues over portions of the kwwl viewing area until noon today for chills down around -25 at times... they are mostly in the negative teens right now, but will stay cold today and tonight. winds are from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph and will stay strong today. some blowing snow may farther south. stormtrack7 live weatheenetwork will how mostly clear skies today, but it won't be very warm out there... temperatures across the state are in the single digits either side of zero and strong winds will continue... they really don't die down until later tonight. the snowfall will continue to track away from us, but a warm front few snow showers or flurries. mostly it will bring warmer temperatures... we go from the single digits and teens in the midwest today the teens to 30s tomorrow. but today.. breezy and cold with wind chills staying in the negative double digits all day. lows tonight drop into the negatives over most of the viewing area with light winds, bbt chills stiil down around -15 to -20 at times. clouds track in by morning and they may light... and temps will climb into the 20s. we get even warmer thursday and friday, but a system bringing some snow
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sasaurday will bbing falling temperatures on saturday as well. highs on sunday will only highs on monday. ford says it's the first to test self- midwest today to the teens to 30s tomorrow. but today.. breezy and cold with wind chills staying in the negagaive double digits all day. lows tonight drop into the negatives over most of the viewing area with light winds, but chills still down around -15 to -20 at times. clouds track in by morninggnd they may have some stray snow showers tomorrow. amounts look light... and temps will climb into the 20s. we get even warmer thursday and friday, but a system bringing some snow saturday as well. highs on sunday will only be in the teennwith single digit highs on monday. ford say it's the fjrst to test
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driving cars in the snow. the winter weather testing is taking place at the university of michigan. snow is one of the biggest hurdles preventing the widespread use of self-driving cars. ford has dubbed its winter project... snowtonomy. its still to come... he took to snow in an effort to get himself a transplant. now he's using his skills to help plus...the world remembers a music industry legend...from flowers...to animal tributes. youure watching kwwww. we've got you covered in anamosa, elkader,
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in the middle of a time when senior poverty is increasing. republicans and some democrats came up with a brilliant idea for cutting cost-of-living adjustments for social security. we said, "it will be over our dead bodies if you cut social security." as president, i will do everything i can to extend the solvency of social security and expand benefits for people who desperately need them.
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leads him to build an organ out of snow. he got the live- saving transplant... but as adrienne broaddus shows us, he now a new mission. hillside trail in cottage grove is now home while his neighbors slept jim gorbunow chiseled away. "i feel like kevin has found a home and this just kind of symbolizes that" to understand the home behind this kidney snow sculpture we must look back to the first year we met jim: 2014. "running on empty kidney to live. so he and his brother created kevin - the snow kidney. next to the sculptptre, a wanted sign for a donor. jim's message wwnt viral... this picture of jim was take last march - after he received his kidney transplant. but that hasn't stopped his mission to save doing
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come through that don't know me and they see this and they at we live down the street and so we've been wondering what this guy has been doing this whole time!" "but by having the word donate next to it i feel like it ties the two together" he's now a spokesperson for the national kidney foundation because he' concerned about the number of people living with kidney disease. finding out it your kidneys are healthy is simple: ask your its coming u u.. from penguins to dogs...animals are among those honoring the life of david bowie. storm trackkseven meteorologist
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with another check of your storm track seven forecast. breezy and cold today with chills from -15 to - 25 all dayay lows tonight will be bitterly cold with warmer temps wednesday warm front, with more snow on friday and saturday as a cold
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following the nes of his death, fellow musicians and fans came out in support of one of the first trend setting pop ssrs. a wreath for singer david bowie was placed right next to his hollywood star monday. the 69-year-old entertainer died from his 18-month battle with cancer late sunday night. fans of his have been placing all types of memorabilia on his hollywood star. bowie was said to be one of the era. the cincinnaai zoo asked for help in naming its newest member...a baby penguin. the animal was born friday, which wadavid bowie's birthday. following the news of the star's death...people voted oo the name "bowie" for the animal. and penguins not the only animals inspired by bowie...check out these dogs. owners dressing up their animals in honor of t musician. 's coming up on today in
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firefighters get into freezing waters in ooder to save aninials who fall in tomorrow night's powerball is at a historic level...so big some signs can't show the size of the jackpot. and a look at some of the est moments from last night's college football national championship. stick with kwwl, another half hour of today in iowa is coming up. "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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are out and they're stirring up debate. plus...some of the g-o-p candidates get shifted from primetime to the early debate..and one of them says he's not going. and the big story this morning is the cold -- we're taking a look at what it means for your car. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.
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storm track seven here now with your storm track seven forecast. wind chill advisory continues in parts of the viewing area until noon today where the worst of t chills will,be. we are area with northwest winds at 15 to 25 mph. we had blowing snow earlier, but it has since improved. storm track 7 iowa snowfall is tracking out as clear skies move in and that will keep us cold today temperatures plummet this morning. northwest winds will stay strong enough to keep us from warming much. we have a warm front that will track in tomorrow, though, that will do the job. but may bring will keep us cold today as temperatures plummet this morning. northwest winds will stay strong enough to keep us from warming
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will track in tomorrow, though, that will do the job. but may bring more snow to the state. i'll have details in a few minutes. picking up ur team sevenen coverage...storm track sevens amanda gilbert is live in weather well i'm lucky... i get to stay inside this morning.g.. it is very cold out though. a lot more windy this morning than yesterday... and tire shops across eastern iowa say the drop in temperature may be the reason they are seeing a lot more flat tires and blow outs. and jim lind service says the reason ffr this is colder temperatures cause the air pressure in your tire to drop. that's why it's important to check your tires before hitting the road... so you can avoid major problems
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"what happens is they get low on air and then if there's any other extenuating circumstances partially worn, bingo. it implodes. gonna be the major piece of straw that breaks a camel's back." while you aa checking your tire: the three things you should be looking for are 1. bald spts- and finally look to see if the tread is starting to weather or rot . if it looks cracked or worn out... that's a problem. waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl
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if you are stil concerned about what y yu should be looking for... you can go to any shop in eastern iowa. most check tires for free. the friigid temps means more people want remote startrtrs for their cars. c-v-s-i motorsports in cedar falls has been installing an average of 8 a day and are booked arly two weeks out. even if youuare used to iowa weather - - many say its still a convienience and comfort they don't want to be cold." this is making due until i can move to arizonia or somewhere warm." and of course with all the recent car thefts - - this is a safer way to warm up your car. new this morning...a firefighter doesn't have to go far when the crew is called in...the fire happened at his own barn. the fire happened early this morning at a barn on gilbertville road. according to the gilbertville
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it staaed. he also told us thhbarn's owner is a firefighter and helped put the fire otu. four horses were inside the barn at the time. they all got out safely. a kwwl follow-up. a dubuque woman is behind bars, facing murder charges for to death with a baseball bat dolores flynn faces second degree murder charges. police ffund her ex huuband, gary breckenridge, dead in their home on jackson street. police say flynn allegedly told a family member she beat him to death with a baseball bat. it happened last week, but police arrested flynn monday at mercy hospital. traffic cameras helped with the investigation... (lt. scott baxter, dubuque police): "we reviewed all that footage, sa her carrying a bag we we utlimately located it, where she had hidden it or disposed of it. so aain, the cameras played a pivotal role in this location. flynn is being held at the
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county jail on a half a million dollar bond. iowa lawmakers are back to work and we're expxpcting another fight over school funding. we'll learn more about the governor's thoughts today, during his condition of the state speech. as onow, it look like the rep. ron jorgensen/(r) sioux city "we need to get the nuubers to so, i know its a priority of mine to get that done as soon as we possibly can." by law, school districts have to set their budgets by april 15th each year. in the past, lawmakers have failed to settle on a schoo funding number forcing districts to budget "blind." history is made as the legislative session starts. republican linda upmeyer became the first woman to serve as iowa's speaker of the house. breaking the glass ceiling isn't this is such a speical personal moment for our family. i think
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upmeyer's father served as iowa house speaker many years ago. tonight is president obama's final state of the union address. the white house is promising it'll be different than the list of priorities he usually lays out for congress. tracie potts has a preview. final state of the union: "there is no next thing. this is it." the white house says president obama will reflect on h achievements and look ahead: "he's got an opportunity to lay speaker paul ryan focuses on vember - the election. for the first time, ryan will be seated directly behind the president: "i'm not a real poker face guy." (laughter) ) i grimace. i wiie. i sigh." (nats of previous sou) souththcarolina governor nikki haley follows the president twnight. she's delivering what republicans call
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"i didn't nt it to be a respone to the pressent as i imply that i could be." ted cruz is skipping tonight's speech to campaign in new hampshire where he's third. marco rubio, rand paul and bernie sanders are expected to attend. the first lady's guests will include students, business owners, veterans -- and an empty chchir... representntng victims of gun violence. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. there are someethings he wants to get done this year - including criminal justice reform and approving the trans-pacific trade partnership. but the white house says the bulk of thihi speech will fofous on the big picture. decision 2016...the lineup is set for the next g-o-p debate on thursday night. fox business network, announcing seven candidatess
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debate. donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, govenors chris#christie and john kasich and formrmr governor jjb bush. that means senator rand paul and carly fiornia move to the early debate with mike huckabee and rick santorum...but senator paul says its primetime or nothing so we thinin it's a rooten thing candidates have a chance and don't, and so we will not participate in anything that's not first-tier." to qualify for prime time, candidates had to be in the top six in the most recent national on the democratic side...all three candidates participatin in the iowa brown and black presidential forum in des moines last night. it was an opportunity for the candidates to discuss issues that specifically affect minority communities across thee countrr before the forum, hillary clinton made a campaign stop at the electric park ballroom in waterloo. the former secretary of state took some swings at her leading
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he would take that and he states, turning over yours and my health insurance to governors, like terry branstad. clinton also picked up the endorsement of amember of presidedet obama's cabinet...secretary of transportation anthony foxx. sanders working to capitalize on his momentum -- wrapping up a four-day swing through iowa yesterday. he talked about his rising poll numbers during a high school forum in pleasantville. i think the most important point to be made is that secrety trouble. sanders is confident of victory over donald trump if the two would square off in tt general election. continuing coverage...another university takes away an honorary degree from bill cosby. george washington university said it made the decisson in
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distress" for students and alumni who are survivors of sexual assault. cosby was recently charged with sexual assault. cosby's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him. they claim the charges were illegally, improperly, and unethically filed. oday in a military court -- a hearing for the army sergeant at the heart of a dangerous prisoner exchange. sergeant bowe bergdahl fes charges of desertion. the hearing will be at fort bragg. he was ld captive by y during a prisoner exchange two years ago. a convicted killer -- who's the focus of a very popular netflix docucuntary -- wonn be pardoned. at least not by wisconsin's governor. tens of thousands of people have signed petitions calling for steven avery to be pardoned -- after seeing makng a murderer. avery is serving life in prison for murder -- but claims he didn't do it. many people believe him. they asked the president to exonerate him -- but this was not a federal case6 thatleaves it up to wisconsin
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yesterday, he posted on facebook that anyone who's seen the series on netflix should read the unanimous opinion of the court of appeals on the case before jumping to conclusiis. isis claims responsibility for a mall attack that killed 18 people. gunmen stormed a baghdad mall after setting off a car bomb. 50 others were wounded in that attack. four trucks carrying relief aid arrive in a rebel- held town in syria. it's part of a deal to alleviate the suffering of housands of starved people. according to the deal, nearly 100 families evacuated on monday night to government-held areas, after the trucks carrying relief materials arrived. brussels went on lockdown following the terrorist attacks in paris...now the capitwl of belgium wants people to know its open for business. there's a new campaign called "call brussels" and the idea ii totoinstall three phone boxes in the capital. anyone surfing on brussels tourism website and interested in visiting the capital has the possibility to call for free and ask people what is
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moment. soon, muslims in eastern iowa will have a new place to worship. dubuque's small islmic community is building a mosque. right now...about sixty members worship at the tri- state islamic center in dubuque. it's located in the basment of a commercial space...not allowing much room. members say there haven't been any issues with worshipping in dubuque. "i think people here in dubuque dubuque community." the mosque will be located on dubuque's west end. construction is scheduled to the u-s preventive services task force releases new recommendations on mammograms. and once again... they're creating controversy in the medical world. the task force finds mammograms offer the greatest benefit for women startitig at age 50 .. ith screening every other year. that's because women in their early 40s are at lower risk for the
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"i think it's important to result because thatatis a woman's first mammogram and we have no prior mammograms for comparison." one in eight women in this counnry is diagnosed with breast cancer.. more than half of mddle and high school students are exposed secondhand smme. that's according to a new study from the c-d-c. researchers say the findings are alarming, because the exposure can impact their lung and cardiovascular health, and it is completely preventable. its coming upup.. some iowans decide to take advantage of the cold weather -- but there's an important warning to keep in mind. and...crews work to rescue animals from frozen waters wwn they fall in. the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up next.
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl sttrmtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additionalorecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: it will be breezy with dangerous wind chills again this morning alonnwith cold temps. we warm up tomorrow, but may see some snow showers tracking through and it will warm up even more for thursday. a wind chill advvsory continues over portions of the kwwl
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around -25 at times... they are mostly in the negative teens righttnow, but will stay cold today and tonight. winds are from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph and will stay strong today. some blowing snow may still occur for a few hours, although tt worst of the blowing has shifted farther south. stormtrack7 live weaher network ll show mostly clear skies today, but it won't be very warm out there... temperatures across the state are in the single digits either side of zero and strong winds will continue... they really don't die down until later tonight. the snowfall will continue to track away from us, but a warm front to the west will track through tomorrow and bring a few snow showers or flurries. mostly it will bring warmer temperatures... we go from the single digits and teens in the midwest today to the teens toto30s tomorrow. but today.. reezy and cold with wind chills staying in the negative double
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lows tonight drop intoohe neggives over moo of the viewing area with light winds, but chills morning and they may have some stray snow showers tomorrow. amounts look light... and temps will climb system nringing some snow friday bnd saturday will bring falling temperatururs on saturday s well. highs on sunday will only be in the teens with single some iowans are actually excited about these cold temperatures. ice fishers taking advantage of the ice. but the d-n-r is warning the ice might not be that thick...because of the warm december we had. ice fishers are trying to be cautious... wessn- "it's scary when you walk out that's why you just gotta keep testing on early ice..go a little ways and drill a little hole."
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discolored ice or snow as signs of weakness...and make sure there's at least four inches of quality ice before you decide to fish there. two deer are scued from a frozen river. the crews believe the animals fell in when ice collapsed in poland. the two rescued deer later went back into the woods. its coming up... a spectacular end to the college football season. highlights from last night's championshigame when today in iowa continues
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(burke) and we covered it, october twenty-seventh, 2014. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bububum-bum-bum department of public health. three flu viruses are currently active in the state -- all of which are covered by this year's flu shots. flu season typically peaks between now and february --but doctos say it's n nt too late to get your shot. we're looking at a record breaking powerball jackpot... the first time the jackpot has topped one billion dollars big...some signs can't show the numer.. instead, they'll say 999-million until someone wins. an iowan was close on saturday..he matched five numbers but missed the powerball. still, he won a mimiion dollars. "its a feeling that... so your are going to play again, oh ya of course." we'll have the winning numbers of the one-point-four billllon
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drawing on wednesday night at ten. it costs more than a cent to make a penny...and nearly eight cents to make a nickel. the governmenn blames risiig metal prices for the costs to mint the chump change. it will be up to lawmakers to decide if a.y changes should be made to u-s coins, including finding cheaper metts to make them. but there's no timeline for a decision ...and the u-s mint has yet to make any recommendations to congress. after a bowl seson filled with mostly duds -- college football saved its best r last. the national championship -- alabama against clemson last night. four quarter -- bama up four -- kenyan drake takes the kickoff, avoids one tackle and is off down n he sideline. 95 yards for the touchdown.
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it's alabama's fourth national title in seven years and nick saban's fifth as coach. that means he now only trails legendary head coach bear bryant, who had six. this morning, the final ap college football raaings were released. alabama -- of course -- was number one. iowa finished the year in the top0. the hawkeyes are ranked 9th in the season's final poll. with the sser bowl lee than a month away, the stadium hosting it in california is undergoing a makeover of sorts. on monday, crews laid down the new field for super bowl 50. that's 75- thousand square feet of fresh ass. also, temporary structures were put in place to handle the larger crowd. its we're wraaping up todaa in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
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of your storm track seven forecast. breezy and cold today with chills from -15 to - 25 all day. friday. a few snow showers will track through wednesday with the passage of a warm front, with more snow on iday and saturday returning by monday. thanks for joining us, the good morning. eaking news. a deadly explosion in istanbul's popular tourist district. at least 10 dead. 15 injured. reports it was a suicide bomber.. nbc's richard engel is there live. nothing to hide.
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