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(sot) "the neighborhood's changing. i don't know from for suspects. they believe the killer may have gotten into a vehicle with other people after the shooting. we've got you covered live in cedar rapids... hillary maglin ...kwwl news. police say the wounded man was released from the hospital today but they will not be releasing his name for his personal safety. continuing our coverage in the high profile murder case of the granddaughter of the founder of iowa's fareway grocery stores....... bruising on the emily fazzino's neck playing a pivotal role in today's testimony. alexander fazzino is on trial, accused of murdering his wife... emily fazzino in their home in boone back in january of 2012. kwwl's brad hanson covering this trial very closely for us this week. brad, what's the feeling been like in
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today has been much calmer in the courtroom--at least for the families of both sides. but lawyers for both sides throwing out plenty of objections as they got into the thick of testimony today. a lot of that testimony surrounding bruising found on emily's neck. police officers, a firefighter and paramedics all grilled today about their handling of emily's body as they were trying to resusictate her and transport her to the hospital. a boone police officer also called to this stand this afternoon, talking mostly about his impressions of alex fazzino the night of emily's officer) "i found it odd that he was crying, up and down with his didn't see any tears." the defense countered with a video of aimee deighton--emily's sister. they say although deighton cried at first, she recovered
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point--and saying it was possible for the same thing to have happened to alex. barber also testified that one of the fazzino's children asked him if he wasn't going to have a mom anymore. barber says fazzino told the the nanny was on the stand today - hear what she has to say in my very interesting story - thanks brad. a downtown waterloo nightclub, a spot all too familiar to police - will not have its liquor license renewed. club 319 was denied unanimously by waterloo city council monday night. police officials recommended that decision.. as it's been a place of fighting, stabbings, and robberies. also, fire safety inspectors and the health department did not sign off on the business for re-licensing.. waterloo police chief dan trelka dan trelka- "we want to see businesses be successful in our community and we are willing to work with
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the owners of club 319 have a right to appeal the denial.. we reached out to the owners today- but have not heard back. new at five... the university of northern iowa has named the new leader of its athletic department. today uni president bill ruud announced iowa state senior associate athletic director david harris as the panthers' new athletic director. harris replaces troy dannen who left to become a-d at tulane university. sports director rick coleman was at the press conference to introduce harris. - which we streamed live on kwwl dot com. rick joins us live to talk about the new u-n-i athletic director. david harris is a very impressive young man with a clear picture of the challenges he will face as well as what he would like to accomplish
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panther student athletes, coaches, faculty and support staff...harris thanked many of the people who supported his journey to become the uni athletic director. harris says it is important that he connect with people in the cedar valley. as with most mid- major schools... harris says the biggest challenge facing northern iowa is financial. at a place like uni, that's gonna be even more extreme. so clearly coming in trying to find a way that as our coaches and our student athletes are coming to us saying these are the things that we're going to need to compete. iowa state athletic director jamie pollard who has worked closely with harris over the past 14 years at wisconsin and iowa state---was at today's press conference. harris called pollard the single we will have more on harris at six.
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we will have more on the hiring of david harris as the northern iowa athletic director at six. former iowa state head coach -- paul rhoads accepts a new coaching position rhoads will join the university of arkansas --razorbacks coaching staff as a defensive back's coach. rhoads spent seven seasons with the iowa state cyclones and was fired in novemeber after the sixth consecutive losing season. coming up... find out what is inside this man's pocket to cause this huge explosion - hint, you might have one in your house. and... amazon is dropping this controversial toy from their website. more info ahead. that's coming up in just a few minutes. here's a live look at the storm track 7 live doppler radar. chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg has your full forecast next. --------- ---------
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pressure system moves northeast through the great lakes area. the wind diminishes after 5 pm thursday and becomes light overnight through friday. a mix of sun and clouds are expected both thursday and friday. saturday and sunday will be warm with highs in the 50s and breezy conditions. saturday will be sunny while clouds increase
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a late afternoon or evening rain shower. temperatures turn cooler next week with highs in the 30s. we are tracking a possible storm to move into the middle of the country tuesday. model guidance has been all over the place with this low. each update is very different from the previous one. it is something we will continue to track and have more details as we get closer. the sky remains mostly cloudy tonight and breezy as a low pressure system moves northeast through the great lakes area. the wind diminishes after 5 pm thursday and becomes light overnight through friday. a mix of sun and clouds are expected both thursday and friday. saturday and sunday will be warm with highs in the 50s and breezy conditions. saturday will be sunny while clouds increase sunday with a slight chance of a late afternoon or evening rain shower. temperatures turn cooler next week with highs in the 30s. we are tracking a possible storm to
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country tuesday. model guidance has been all over the place with this low. each update is very different from the previous one. it is something we will continue to track and have more details as we get closer. we will continue to track and have more details as we get
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coming up... as president obama coming up... as president obama plans to nominate a supreme court justice, we'll hear from chairman of the judiciary commitee senator chuck grassley about the choice
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block the president's choice. and -- find out what is inside this man's pocket to cause this gnarly explosion... you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in holy cross, guttenberg, what cheer and all of eastern iowa
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fulfill his constitutional
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nominating a supreme court justice... he says he hopes congress will do the same. nominee, once this is no longer person a hearing to show the courtesy of meeting with them. they are then free to vote whatever their conscience dictates." right in the middle of all this is iowa republican senator chuck grassley....the chairman of the senate judiciary committee which will eventually confirm the next supreme court justice.....he satellite...this has become so incredibly political... the president will be in office another 11- months---why not just let the president submit his nomination and see where it
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judiciary committee 11-9... you have operating under the "biden rules" in denying a confirmation during an election year. "if the president of the united states insists on submitting a nominee under these senator, you the white house's selection. and, former chair, harry reid senate minority leader, harry reid said quote---"we don't have to
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or 1982 to prove the current chairman's ineptness. he's calling you inept.... and also said---"sen. grassley has surrendered every pretense of independence a lot of americans fee the same way... harry reid said-- look at the spike in judicial emergencies that occurred on
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grassley's watch just in the past year." there are more than 30 key lower court vacancies to be filled... sen. charles grassley is defending his party's refusal to consider a u.s. supreme court nominee saying he doesn't care if he even shows up in the history books much less was defensive when peppered on a conference call with reporters wednesday with questions about plans to block senate democratic leader harry reid says grassley will be to refuse a supreme court nominee hearing. grassley says he and fellow replaces justice antonin scalia who died unexpectedly on feb. 13 in texas. thanks to senator charles grassley...
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supreme court nominating process the grassley--reid feud goes back to 2013 when reid got some senate rules changed and was able to confirm dozens of mostly liberal judges while he was still senate majority leade in the senate. still to come on the k-w-w-l news at
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it looks like a firework explodes in this guy's pocket -- find out what really exploded... you might have one on you... and... an iowa high school makes some big changes to their bathrooms to be more inclusive to all students and staff members. --------- ---------
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bringing a death toll from bad weather to five. severe weather hits throughout the east and the south == take a look at this drone video over pensacola, florida... you can see damage to several buildings with debris scattered all over the ground. the tornado tore up a two mile path - hittings homes, cars and trees. at last report, at least 70 homes and 24 apartments were severely damaged. a man's e- cigarette explodes while it's in his pocket.... stop what you're doing and look at the television right now... you're looking at the guy on the right -- he's at a register in kentucky. and all of the sudden - fire! the e-cigarette battery blows in his pocket over the weekend - he an employee at the store was really confused about what was happening.
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was that? you have a bomb in your pocket? i was like that! you carry your bomb in your pocket? i was totally shocked and just like this my hands were on my head." the man has second degree on his leg, but he's okay... no word on whether he plans to quit smoking. if you wanna buy a hoverboard on amazon, tough luck - the website is pulling the listings. the website quietly pulled the gadgets from their website after the consumer product safety comission deemed all hoverboards unsafe -- because of a quote unreasonabile risk of fire if they don't meet voluntary safety standards. toys are us, walmart and target dropped the scooters as well. an iowa high school is converting their bathrooms - from men's and women's restrooms to all- genders. theodore roosevelt high school in des moines opened two gender-neutral bathrooms for students and staff...
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bathrooms, originally staff- only, dropped symbols for male and females - now a sign for each now says "all-gender restroom" some students say they're essential to students who are transgender. here's a live look at the waterloo skycam. storm track seven meteoroligst mark schnackenberg has a final look at your weather next. we'll be right back --------- ---------
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breaking news tonight. a new outbreak of decimating homes and towns. a rising toll with nearly a dozen states on high alert. fears the biggest threat is yet to come. bombshell. news tonight half of all cars being driven right now in america might need to be recalled as investigators say the air bag maker continues to deceive customers even after deadly crashes. trump landslide. after crushing the competition in nevada,
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for a super tuesday knockout. also, milania trump, a rare one-on-one interview. does she ever think he's gone too far. and shocking blast caught on camera. a man's pocket suddenly bursts into flames. tonight a warning for everyone who uses e-cigarettes. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. the death toll has risen even higher today from that violent storm system that tore through the south, and it's on the move tonight. as we start here, cities from northern carolina up to the d.c. area under the threat of tornadoes. at least four more people were killed this afternoon, some in waverly, virginia, where there's been significant damage from an apparent tornado. at least seven people have died from this time yesterday. right now at least ten states are at risk for

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