Skip to main content

tv   KWWL News at Six  NBC  February 23, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

6:00 pm
police catch an escaped mental patient on their steet..just blocks from covenant hospital. i looked out the window and him down on the ground, handcuffing him. and he was screaming bloody murder that they were going to kill him or police say 36 year old joshua rohner was in the emergency room before he stole an ambulance and took off.. crews are seen here repairing the damages after he alegedly drove out through a closed door. he didnt make it too far...police say he ditched the ambulance and was walking down lindner get into my neighbor's truck and then he saw my truck in the driveway and i saw him walking up the driveway." rohner's father reached out to kwwl after the news broke..saying his son was at covenant for a drug and mental health evaluation. he says his son is a good man but he's struggling with drug addiction right now...he's hoping his son can receive the help he needs..he was also
6:01 pm
wondering how his son was able to get out? ...meanwhile neighbors are asking the same thing- hoping it wont happen again. i dont want to see that again again i asked the hospital if the keys were nearby or stored in the garage but they are not revealing that information tonight...meanwhile charges are pending ..as rohner is back here at covenant. we've got you covered lauren moss kwwl news. waterloo columbus -- which is near covenant -- went into lockdown once the school learned what was going on. that lockdown was lifted after rohner was caught. for the latest developments be sure to check out our website,
6:02 pm
you'll definitely need to hold on to your hats tomorrow as winds begin to pick up. let's go to storm track seven chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg who's tracking it all. from the kwwl stormtrack sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into afternoon from the 40s into the 20s by monday morning. sunday late afternoon and night there is chance for light rain showers changing to light snow showers. the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest
6:03 pm
footage highlight the first afternoon of testimony in the alexander fazzino trial. alexander fazzino is facing first degree murder charges, after his wife, emily fazzino, was found dead in their boone home in 2012. emily is the daughter of the chairman of the board for fareway stores....granddaug hter of the founder of fareway the high profile case moved to winneshiek county to avoid seating an impartial jury. kwwl's brad hanson in court for us today as this trial got underway. and brad, give us an idea of the feeling in the courtroom today. tensions and emotions running high today as the trial officially got underway. and there weren't many dry eyes in the room as jurors heard and saw some of the events of the night of emily's death.
6:04 pm
body camera footage from the night of emily's death family members for both sides in tears as they listened to a frantic alex fazzino lead police to the bathroom where his wife died. nats more screaming all part of an emotional first day of testimony in the trial of alex fazzino, accused of murdering his wife. family members also struggled as fazzimo's call to 9-1-1 was replayed. nats "she's dead" boone police officer john wiebold recalls the scene after meeting fazzino at the door. (john wiebold, boone police officer) "he said, come on please, we entered the house with him. he was moving towards the back of the house, i followed. he said, get my kids please. went through, past emily fazzino lying naked on the bathroom floor." wiebold and many others attempted cpr on fazzino that night. but how she got
6:05 pm
is what will be contested over the next couple of weeks--the state saying she was killed by her husband, while the defense will look to show she fainted from withdrawl symptoms, and accidentally drown. much of the testimony this afternoon centered around the night of emily's death. officer wiebold was on the stand for a couple of hours giving his impression of the scene that night. we've got you covered live from decorah, brad hanson...kwwl news. testimony will continue tomorrow morning at eight thirty.
6:06 pm
crossroads hy-vee this afternoon. according to police an old man mistakenly put his car in drive and wasn't able to stop before hitting five other cars parked in the handicap section in front of hy-vee. the city of dubuque is working on next year's budget -- but one line item is going to cost taxpayers... all because of street lights. kwwl's shirley descorbeth is live from the t-h media newsroom with the details. shirley? that's right. the public works department is asking for an extra 285-thousand dollars. it's because alliant energy somehow didn't bill dubuque for all of the city-owned street lights. the city of dubuque owns about two thousand street lights and alliant energy owns slighty confusion. "they own some lights, we own some lights, they own some poles and lights -- it's a very their information." an audit shows alliant energy discovered it failed to bill dubuque for all the city owned lights. and now -- the city must
6:07 pm
the year we're in right now, we found that we're falling behind 13-thousand dollars a month in our street lights billing." so now, the public works department is asking for a significantly higher budget for next year. "and that's an increase of over 285-thousand dollars. the city manager wouldn't come out and call it a billing snafu." "you can call it whatever you want...no, i wouldn't call it that." but city manager mike van millgen says there's cushion in the budget to pay for the lights without affecting other areas. so once again -- the mix-up means the city will have to pay 13-thousand dollars more per month starting july. so once again -- the mix-up means
6:08 pm
13-thousand dollars more per month starting july. part of the request also includes funds for a projected 8- percent rate increase. also for pumps that run on electricity along dubuque's flood wall and traffic signals. we've got you covered live form the t-h media newsroom in dubuque...shirley descorbeth... ...kwwl news. the good news here is -- part of the increase also includes funds for 122 new street lights that will be installed throughout dubuque. today state senators are fighting to prove there's no going back on an expensive mistake. in 2014, the iowa workforce development mistakenly paid nearly three quarters of a million dollars in unemployment checks. the reporting system crashed, causing the problem. now some want the people who benefited from the mistake to keep turnip and when somebodys been laid off and they dont have any resources, youre gonna have to go through procedures of
6:09 pm
and it was really the check and they said no. dotzler believes fighting the mistake will end up being more expensive. fighting the mistake will end up being more expensive. he wants to prevent future mistakes and find people who defraud the system intentionally. he'll present his plan on friday. in other legislature news - gun laws in the state iowa are one step closer to changing the house voting today in favor of five gun bills that would expand gun rights in iowa. one of those bills would allow children under the age of 14 to use handguns with parental supervision. other bills include the legalization of suppressor use, and allowing people to use their guns in a state of emergency. the bills will now head to the
6:10 pm
also getting passed today - privatizing medicaid. federal officials say iowa may move forward with its privatization plan on april first. earlier this year, the plan was postponed to start on january first saying too many issues remained to safely transfer the care of 560,000 residents to three private for-profit insurance companies. the april first date provides additional time to make a smooth transition. what happend when you can't protect your own child from the cruelty of her friends? a play that is taking place right now that is taking a look at childhood bullying... it's called out of bounds....and it's on stage at the gallagher bluedorn... tonight around 7:30 == there will be a panel availabole to answer anti- bullying questions... i will serve as moderator university of iowa president bruce harreld is just wrapping up a town hall today on campus today.
6:11 pm
showed up. president harreld has been a controversial hire from the beginning and he had his fair share of interruptions by protestors during today's town hall. there supporting the president and hushing the protestors. president harreld discussed housing on campus as well as faculty salaries. kwwl's kristin rogers is at the town hall she will have a full live report coming up tonight at ten. coming up on kwwl, one of our state's senators responds to president obama's plan to shut down guantanamo bay. plus - with the zika virus becoming a bigger issue overseas, are students changing their plans for spring break. "now your storm track 7
6:12 pm
6:13 pm
from the kwwl stormtrackhere is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and
6:14 pm
away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into the area with highs near 50 under a mostly sunny sky. late afternoon and night there is chance for light rain showers changing to light snow showers. the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into the area with highs near 50 under a mostly sunny sky. temperatures will drop sunday afternoon from the 40s into the 20s by monday morning. sunday late afternoon and night there is chance for light rain cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest
6:15 pm
the area with highs near 50 under a mostly sunny sky. temperatures will drop sunday afternoon from the 40s into the 20s by monday morning. sunday changing to light snow showers.the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into the area with highs near 50 20s by monday morning. sunday late afternoon and night there is chance for light rain showers changing to light snow showers. the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into the area with highs near 50 20s by monday morning. sunday late afternoon and night there is chance for light rain showers changing to light snow
6:16 pm
cloudy tonight with a stray light rain or snow shower. as a low pressure system to our east strengthens, the wind increases here wednesday morning and remains windy through thursday. as the storm pulls away the clouds clear thursday. the wind is light friday with highs near 40. the wind increases from the southwest and that will push warm air into the to close the prison at guantanamo bay. there are less than a hundred detainees at the facility, which mr. obama has long sought to shutter. some would be shipped to other countries. others eventually housed in a facility on u.s. soil. the president acknowledges it's a hard sell - but he points to a bomber, currently secured in federal prisons. "we're going to work with congress to find a secure location in the united states to
6:17 pm
notion of having terrorists held in the united states rather than in some distant place can be scary." many lawmakers are voicing their opinion on the decision - here's what senator joni ernst had to say today. "these detainees are some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and the facility houses many responsible for planning the attacks on september 11, 2001... regardless, the obama administration wants to bring these terrorists to a facility close to american's home. " the continuing spread of the zika virus threatens some spring break getaways. cases of the virus are reported in popular vacation spots like the carribbean and central america. pregnant woman are advised not to travel to those places. those who do travel should take precaution.
6:18 pm
iowa students who are going to (jacob levy/student) "they're keeping us updated in the class with, you know, news stories careful when we're in mexico city." the virus is spread through mosquito bites. the iowa department of public health isn't too concerned about the virus spreading here -- but worries about individual cases. coming up... the university of northern iowa are set to make a major announcement just hours before senior night for the uni men's basketball program. and the eighth ranked iowa hawkeyes are set for their one regular season meeting with the rival wisconsin badgers.
6:19 pm
6:20 pm
northern iowa will reveal the
6:21 pm
leader of its athletics department. several candidates interviewed to replace outgoing uni athletic director troy dannen. iowa state senior associate athletic director david harris and former montana state athletic director peter fields are among the candidates still under consideration. the announcement is tomorrow afternoon at 2. kwwl will stream the announcement live on the web. tomorrow night following the announcement... the northern iowa men's basketball team will host the indiana state sycamores at the mcleod center on senior night. the panthers lost last month to indiana state in terre haute at the beginning of a four game skid for northern iowa. uni head coach ben jacobson dissusses the keys to a victory tomorrow night. they are very good in transition they bring it at you they can defend in transition and defend
6:22 pm
coach jake is urging panther fans to arrive by 6:45 wednesday night for a special senior send-off it has been a rough couple of weeks for the eighth ranked iowa hawkeye men's basketball program. the hawks have lost two of their last three games but can still move into a tie for first place in the big ten with a victory wednesday wisconsin. the hawkeyes will be looking to rebound from a tough loss last week at penn state. tomorrow night the hawkeyes will play the badgers for the only time in the regular season. this will also be the first time the hawks will play the badgers under interim head coach retired.
6:23 pm
they haven't changed that much stretch you...winning formula they are going to play hard and are their leaders and they do a nice job of leading them the hawkeyes and badgers tip it off at eight tomrrow night.
6:24 pm
6:25 pm
6:26 pm
6:27 pm
6:28 pm
6:29 pm
from sony pictures studios, it's america's game. wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of our show -- pat sajak and vanna white. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you, jim. thanks, everybody. i've got a lot of material now. how about you? sorry. thank you. goodbye.
6:30 pm
hi. good to see you all. well, you're here. we're ready. "place" -- the category for our first "toss up." $1,000 we'll give away. let's go. [ bell chimes ] ashley! everybody else now. sorry. [ bell chimes ] nathaniel. sitting roof. [ chuckling ] no. [ bell chimes ] lauren? fitting room. there we go! [ applause ] nothing to it. [ lauren laughs ] lauren gets $1,000. lauren brockman, from philadelphia? that's correct. so, you're engaged, hey? i am. i'll be getting married in a few months to wonderful fianc\, matt. graduate school -- is that what you're up to now? i am. i'm in graduate school. i'm getting my doctorate in audiology. and i've never heard this word, and i'm sorry about that. you're doing an externship. i know "intern." what is an externship?

18 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on