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"you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today in iowa." of the country -- paying tribute to a foreign leader who died this week. plus... flood cleanup continues across eastern iowa. we'r and -- early bird gets the ballot in iowa. people lining up to cast their ballots 39 days before election day. 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
mainly low to mid 50s in the kwwl viewing area.... winds are from the north, but will turn more to the northeast today keeping us from warming up much. plus, we have clouds tracking in from the east that will cover the into the mid to upper 60s with northeast winds taking over. we keep a chance of rain into the we begin with coverage of flood will climb into the mid to upper 60s with northeast winds taking over. we keep a chance of rain into the weekend. i'll have those details in a few minutes. the waters of the maquoketa river
week. many businesses took on water, including bushel and a peck. the owners say they had two feet of water in the store. now they're mostly back to business as usual, thanks in large part to their family and their community. "the sad thing, something so ugly, and it is ugly, it really brings the little town together. i bet we had 30-40 people down here, half of them i didn't even know." conversation about preventing future flooding in manchester. they say this was the eighth time they've dealt with flooding at their store. here's a look at gilbertville a few days ago when the cedar river crested there. the water now falling --but leaving quite a mess. you can see the water marks on the door showing how high it got at this business. fans are running non-stop inside to try and dry everything out.
she says friends and family have been helping a lot to get the most of the waverly protected during the floods last week by an inflatable dam. the city administrator says without the dam, the river would have taken over much of the main street like in 2008. st. pauls church sits across from the river and is no stranger to "it certainly saved this area at the highest part the flooding here the water barely came onto the street in front of the church" the cedar river has gone down substantially and the inflatable dam can now be seen. in cedar rapids -- sandbags and hesco barriers did the trick. but the city says it can't
senator grassley says the army corps of engineers uses a complicated formula to decide which projects get money -- and that's why the series of flood walls and levies has not been built. right now they make a decision need to change what factors in, to the cost benefit ratio. the state also has money set aside for flood protection projects in cedar rapids, but it's far from what's needed to continuing coverage -- one person is dead and more than a hundred hurt following a train crash. it happened in new jersey at the height of rush hour yesterday morning. the train failed to stop as it reached the end of the line... smashing into a barrier at high speed and into the station itself. part of the terminal collapsed. witnesses say many passengers
the nt-s-b is investigating. . in eastern iowa -- a motorcyclist is hurt after being hit by a car. it happened on dubuque road near raymond in black hawk county. authorities say a car veered into the motorcyclist's lane, crashing into him. the victim was responsive and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. one man is hurt after his semi truck rolls over and goes off the road it happened yesterday morng phillippe nembhard took a hard turn and rolled --eventually coming to rest in a ditch. he was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. protests continue after police shoot and kill a man. this morning we're also hearing from the man's mother. a crowd of protesters angry over the shooting death of the unarmed black man marched down streets near the site of the california shooting yelling "no justice, no peace." the man killed -- a ugandan are millions of refugees that
all. safety, we just wanted to be safe. but now, i ask the question, where should we go?" police say the man was "acting erratically" and did not follow orders to remove his hands from the pockets of his pants -- at one point pulling something from his pants and pointing it at officers in a "shooting stance." no charges will b and killed a man wit autism during a traffic stop. authorities say he acted in self- defense. the say the man tried to wrestle the officer's gun away. the officer will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is completed. an atlanta police officer has resigned after getting into a fist fight with a fellow officer earlier this year. the department says the officcers met at a restaurant -- fought over who
the officers ended up punching the other in the face/ the two officers went outside and started to fight until other officers broke it up. time now is xxx. today, a funeral will be held for the former president and former prime minister of israel president obama set to deliver a eulogy for shimon peres. the israeli statesman died suffering a major stroke. when president obama presented peres with the presidential medal of freedom in 20-12 he said no other individual had done as much over the years to bring our two nations closer together. decision 2016 -- newspaper editorial boards across the country come out against trump. as edward lawrence tells us -- it comes and donald trump and hillary clinton both make new personal attacks.
comes to hillary clinton. he repeated it at a rally in new hampshire. "all you need to know about hillary clinton...follow the money." still endorsements pour in for clinton. in a surprise move.. breaking with u-s-a today's tradition of not picking sides, in an editorial the paper wrote quote," donald trump." vp nominee mike pence wrote a competing op-ed in u-s-a today stating trump is ready to lead clinton attacked trump's ability to lead the economy and repeated she will raise taxes, but not for everyone. "i will not raise taxes on the middle class. and i have defined that as anyone making less than $250,000 dollars." as early voting starts this week
alternative may have trouble finding a choice. libertarian gary johnson made his second gaff this month in the national spotlight.. he could not come up with a his favorite world leader living or dead. edward lawrence nbc news washington. as you just heard -- voters are now casting their ballots in iowa. early voting is underway. four years ago -- about 700-thousand iowans avoided the lines on election day by voting early -- or absentee. the average citizen, voting advantage. we checked in with black hawk yesterday. the courthouse is open for early voting weekdays from 8 until 4:30. amazing technology is putting a quadriplegic race car
as kelsey thomas shows us -- he drives by tilting his head! "we're not pushing it too bad have a lot of rides to do today so trying to wear the tires first time out" sam schmidt hit the road today in his modified corvette and he looked like a pro, even doing donuts in the parking lot. the former indy driver became a quadriplegic after a terrible racing accident 17 yrs ago. but a few years ago the folks at arrow tr wanted to drive again. arrow built sam a high tech car he can steer using only head movements! a mouthpiece controls the throttle and break and today sam got the nation's first drivers license for a semi-autonomous car! he's got big plans for the future. "i love the roads around lake mead. try and avoid the cops out there for sure. i also gotta drive through the in n out drive
a long time." safety is the number one priority. sam has to have a passenger with him when he drives. it's coming up on today in iowa.... mother nature creates a beautiful tribute to a fallen golfer. deployment and gets to meet his son mainly clear, but clouds are tracking into the area from the east. and they could bring some rain. i'll have more coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with
this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." 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: right now and should be back in their banks this weekend. the mississippi is behaving as well. a few showers may track through the area today and tomorrow, but we are not expecting much in the way of accumulation. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras may catch a stray shower this afternoon as clouds increase throughout the area. temps are in the low to mid 50s this
40s again out to the west. winds will start from the north and turn to the northeast today as the system to our east tracks back to the west a bit. it may bring a few showers to our area later today and linger into saturday. we stay relatively cool... in the 60s and 70s over the region today and tomorrow. increasing clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with ar f tracking through. saturday will be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking through and highs in the mid to upper 60s. we dry out for sunday through tuesday with highs climbing back into the low to mid 70s for a bit. more storms track through wednesday with some showers on thursday. check this out -- a rainbow
60s and 70s over the region today and tomorrow. increasing clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with areas of fog and a few showers tracking through. saturday will be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking through and highs in the mid to upper 60s. we dry out for appearing over the arnold palmer statue at the laurel valley golf course. palmer died earlier this week.
iowa receeding -- now people are trying to move on. in cedar falls -- some areas saw heavy flooding last weekend. events are being moved this weekend even though the water's fallen. storm track seven's amanda gilbert is live in cedar falls this morning with information you need to know about the pink ribbon run. the 10th annual pink ribbon run happens tomorrow. downtown cedar falls has forced the run to change locations. the race has now been moved here... to prairie lakes trail. here's a map of the new route.. the race will now start and finish text to mudd advertising. all the money raised from this event will help people in the community living with breast cancer. last year's event raised almost 50
the race starts at 8 tomorrow morning. you can run or walk it of course.. now that the fall weather is here... it is starting to feel a little chilly in the mornings.. so make sure to dress appropriatly. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. it costs 35 dollars to participate in the race. it's coming up on today in iowa.... something that used to be considered basic knowledge for drivers -- apparently -- isn't
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stories from around the world this morning. president obama is among the world leaders attending the funeral of former isreali rpesident shimon peres this morning. secretary of state john kerry and former president bill clinton also in attendance. sixteen months after a four-year- old waterloo girl is found unresponsive in her home -- her mother is kristi buss now faces charges of child endangerment following her daughter gracie's death. autopsy results show gracie died of severe trauma to her head. and restrictions are being lifted in flood zone in cedar rapids today -- a live look at xxx now. business and homeowners can return today at noon. bridges downtown have been inspected and will reopen once heso barriers are removed.
recall more than 46-thousand tripod stools. the plastic collar that connects the three legs can break, posing a fall hazard. they were sold exclusively at walmart this year from june through august. if you have one -- stop using it refund. federal regulators are boosting emergency cellphone alerts... like the one used in new york during the search for a bombing suspect. the f-c-c now allowing longer the new york alert had the awkward phrase "see media for pic" rather than a link to a photo. in addition, the new rules will require cellphone companies to support spanish messages. can you change a car tire? a new survery finds a majority of drivers are not completely confident in their ability to change a flat tire.
that they could change a flat tire. and nearly 22 percent of those surveyed stated they were "clueless." the only v-p debate will take place next week in virginia. and wineries are preparing. nine wineries throughout the state have been chosen to be served at v-i-p events leading up to the debate and the debate itself. "the backbone of what we do is driven by our local customers. richmond, and everywhere around, the thing that keeps us open day-by-day are the people that are here all the time." the debate will be held at longwood university on tuesday. now on to the presidential cookie poll. a shop in california selling cookies with the presidential candidates. they began production this week -- to coincide with the first presidential debate. "they're both identical. we're
for the record, they're softer shortbread-like cookies with vanilla frosting. the shop says the cookies are selling pretty evenly. four years ago -- obama cookies far outsold romney cookies. meeting his son for the first time -- following a 32 week deployment. a marine returns from sea and gets to hold his baby griffin. he was on the phone while griffin was born - but this is the first time they've been able to touch. i got to facetime and do things like that, but you just sit there and think about every moment and you just can't wait to get home and see everybody." the family is spending the next few days at home in tennessee before traveling to camp pendleton in san diego. here's a live look at storm track seven meteorologist
back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. increasing clouds with a stray shower today. scattered showers saturday. dry sunday through tuesday. highs in for the beginning of next week. it's coming up on today in iowa.... we continue to follow how cleanup is going across eastern iowa
got you covered. this is today in iowa." now on today in iowa -- more than a year after a child died -- an arrest made in waterloo. plus -- a near miss in cedar rapids. businesses thankful for the floodwall built to protect them. and a school counselor who kept her cool -- and this morning -- she's being called a hero. a sheriff says she saved lives -- because she stayed calm. 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. we are starting the morning with mainly low to mid 50s in the kwwl viewing area.... winds are from the north, but will turn more to the northeast today keeping us from will cover the state by midday.
keep a chance of rain into the weekend. i'll have those details in a few storm track seven forecast. we are starting the morning with mainly low to mid 50s in the kwwl viewing that will cover the state by 60s with northeast winds taking a developing story this morning. 16 months of waiting. now -- a waterloo woman faces charges in the death of her own daughter. kristi buss is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. her four-year-old daughter gracie was found unresponsive in their home last year. the autopsy shows she died of severe head trauma. last year, some of her relatives told kwwl they believed gracie's
in the black hawk county jail on a 75- thousand-dollar bond. handcuffed and slammed on the ground. this morning -- we're hearing from the mother of someone the waterloo police department paid to stay silent. this is the video of malcolm anderson. he was 17 when he was thrown to the ground outside the hospital. anderson was assaulted after bringing someone to the hospital -- a person he found stabbed in a city park. in a settlement the city paid anders95 quiet. "you know that these officers, allowing these officers to continue to the same behavior without reprimand. that is where i have a problem. not with the chief personally, but some of his decisions, i had an issue with." kwwl spoke with the police chief
he says he can't comment on the settlement. however he did say he is excited for what the future of waterloo holds. our flooding coverage continues this morning: despite the water going down -- plans are still being changed. it's been almost a week since the cedar river crested in cedar falls. the cleanup is not over -- so the annual pink ribbon run -- is moving. storm track seven's amanda gilbert is live in cedar falls. good morning amanda. a lot has had to be cancelled or closed this past week becuase of flooding concerns.. everything from schools... to area events. but tomorrow's pink ribbon run isn't cancelled.. it's just moving. the run will now be happening in prairie lakes trail. it will both start and end near mudd advertising. this event raises money for people in the community dealing with
the race starts tomorrow at 8 in the morning.. organizers say this is just another example of how the community can come together. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. last year the pink ribbon run raised almost 50 thousand dollars. it costs 35 dollars to participate. telling homeowners. the curefew in the city will lift permanently at seven this morning. then -- homeowners and business owners who were evacuated can start moving back at noon. still -- the city is asking people who do not own property in the flood zone -- to stay out. restaurants and grocery stores in the flood zone must have the public health department visit before re- opening to the public. the linn county jail and courthouse are still closed this morning.
right behind it. some inmates are back in the jail. the men are. the women will return in the next few days. people arrested in linn county are now being taken to the jail -- instead of other locations. the paramount theatre says it's reopening this weekend after weathering the flooding in cedar rapids. the theatre took out the chairs from the main floor last sunday to be safe. this cafe --brewhemia -- is brewing -- or breathing a sigh of relief. they just opened a few weeks ago feet of water. but brewhemia stayed dry -- and the owner says he's grateful for the hesco barriers. "when we saw those flood walls i actually had hope, i was like we are going to survive this." "it was a god-send it was a prayer answered, dodged a bullet." he feels for the buisnesses on the other side of the wall that were damaged -- but believes they will
this is video from forest city to harvest the corn. decision 2016 coverage -- hillary clinton promising to pevent flooding. she held an early voting event in des moines yesterday. our campaign, along with thousands of people, came out and helped to put the sand i'm so fortunate enough as to be president, we're gonna have we're going to help prevent flooding in places like cedar rapids. clinton will be in florida today. donald trump campaigns in another swing state today. he'll be in michigan today after this week. trump could change the way he
with hillary clinton. he might lean on new jersey governor chris christie for help. one source says he was "brutally honest" about trump's performance the other night. for a debate recap and more political insight --check out the blog from kwwl political analyst and uni associate professor, dr. chris larimer. you can find a link to that on our website kwwl dot com. continuing coverage this morning: a terrifying day on the tracks. investigators are trying to figure out why a commuter train crashed into s yesterday. one person was killed more than 100 others were hurt. jay gray brings us up to date on in just minutes... the morning rush unraveled... "i have heavy structural damage. i have people trapped on the train. major major casualties " train 16-14 on the new jersey transit line -- sped into the hoboken station... slamming into and then over the bumpers at the end of the track.. "it was just, it was horrific. it was an
the canopy above the terminal collapsed... falling to the ground - along with steel beams.. bricks.. and shattered glass... thirty-four-year- old fabiola bittar de kroon was standing on the platform.. the hoboken resident.. and mom.. was killed by falling debris.. "we just hearpe trapped. they couldn't get out..." more than 100 .. on and off the train were injured - including the engineer who said to be cooperating with the national transportation safety board investigation into the crash... witnesses say the train never seemed to slow down... event recorder we hope to get information such as speed and but to this point.. structural damage to the station has kept hoboken, new jersey
investigators. the tulsa officer charged with manslaughter is in court later today. she's the officer -- accused of shooting and killing terence crutcher two weeks ago. video shows crutcher walking away from the officer with his arms in the air. her attorney says she started firing when he started reaching into his s-u-v window. police have said he did not have a gun on him or in his s-u-v. in court today -- the teenager accused of shooting three people at a south carolina school this week. two students and a teacher were wounded at the school. one boy -- a six- year-old -- is fighting for his life. he's in critical condition after being shot on the playground. this morning, a school counselor is being called a hero --- for being calm -- as she confronted a student with a gun. it happened in tennessee. the student came to her office to vent about other teachers -- at one point showing her a loaded handgun. after 45 minutes, she convinced him to give up the gun and called
enforcement officer couldn't do." she's been a counselor for 10 years. the sheriff says she single-handedly saved many lives. a kidnapping like one out of a book or movie. a man pleads guilty to kidnapping his own wife in a story that drew comparisons to the plot of "gone girl" he kidnapped her, then emailed her then eventually released her. it happened in california. at first -- police called it a hoax. it wasn't until the man was arrested for burglary that police found evidence linking "this is not a man whose fancy law degree or background should give him a pass. this is a man who deserves to do life imprisonment." he could face life in prison... but prosecutors have agreed as
maximum of 40 years. the body of a 13 year old girl -- missing for five years -- has been found. she wasn't reported missing for two years. her adoptive parents said she went to live with relatives, but authorities now say that wasn't true. her parents are behind bars for fraud charges unrelated to her disappearance. time now is xxx. a moving image of a laughing ol during tests for this show in berlin -- one shocked driver called police. the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to berlin's history are projected onto buildings in the center of the city as part of the piece. only hitler is silent. images that glorify nazis are banned in germany -- but exceptions are made for pieces of art.
student wore. the student showed up wearing a gorilla mask and waving a banana. it happened at east tennessee state university. he's now charged with civil rights intimidation. "i really wanted to break down and cry but you can't you can't do that you have to be strong." the university says there is no place for what the student did... and it's outraged. this morning: in ten minutes -- an incredible reaction to a practice putt. why is everyone celebrating? plus -- the rain just keeps coming. one state is dealing with something we just saw last week. a lot of rain in one day -- and we are starting the morning off mainly clear, but clouds are tracking into the area from the east. and they could "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher
you've worked hard. retirement's within reach, but congressman blum wants to raise the retirement age to 70. blum: we've got to raise the retirement age. blum would make it harder, voting to cut social security until they're 70. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message, because seniors have earned social security and medicare.
complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: most of our rivers are dropping right now and should be back in their banks this weekend. the mississippi is behaving as well. a few showers may track through the area today and tomorrow, but we are not expecting much in the way of accumulation. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras may catch a stray shower this afternoon as clouds increase throughout the mid 50s this morning in our viewing area with 40s again out to the west. winds will start from the north and turn to the northeast today as the system to our east tracks back to the west a bit. it may bring a few showers to our area later today and linger into saturday. we stay relatively cool... in the 60s and 70s over the region today and tomorrow. increasing clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with areas of fog and a few showers tracking through.
be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking through and highs in the mid to upper 60s. we dry out for sunday through tuesday with highs climbing back into the low to mid 70s for a bit. more storms track through wednesday with some showers on thursday. linger into saturday. we stay relatively cool... in the 60s and 70s over the region today and tomorrow. increasing clouds today with a few showers possible. highs in the mid to upper 60s as winds turn to the northeast. we only drop into the mid 50s tonight with areas of fog and a few showers tracking through. saturday will be mainly cloudy with a few showers tracking through and highs in the mid to upper 60s. we dry out for sunday through tuesday with highs climbing back into the low to mid 70s for a bit. more storms track through
quieter day in north carolina. 25 water rescues were made yesterday. heavy rain cause flooding. some spots saw 10 inches. "i was concerned about my family, trying to get my baby out of the house. the fire department did a good job, and i'm thankful to them that they cared enough, they came out here and did everything they could to help us." so far -- no injuries have been
more rain today. the time is this morning -- a well-known movie director is taking heat because of what he's saying about diversity on screen. plus -- many pro athletes who get heckled want to call out the fans who are responsible. some golfers did. but did it backfire? you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in la porte city, readlyn, lansing and all of
the ryder cup between the u-s and europe starts this morning in minnesota. during a practice round a fan started heckling the european team for missing puts. so they called him out. they challenged him to walk out on the green and try the putt himself. so he did. watch what happens. the crowd erupts. he also won one- hundred bucks -- put down by one of the european golfers. "razzed him a little bit, and is more insane, i haven't fully realized what just happened, but overall, that was a pretty cool experience, i'd go ahead and do that again, i'd go ahead and do that again, that was nice." eastern iowa native zach johnson is playing for team u-s-a. you can watch coverage of the
director tim burton is on the hot seat this morning -- and answering questions about diversity -- or a lack thereof -- in his movies. his new film -- "miss peregrine's home for peculiar children" is out this weekend. it tells the story of an orphanage housing supernaturally gifted children. the only non- white actor to have a significant role is samuel l. jackson, who plays the villain. he was asked about that and said it's about what the movie or show calls for. he said he remembers watch the brady bunch and would be offended because they started to get politically correct when they had an asian child or an african american on the show. that's from director tim burton. we have some exciting news to share with you this morning. we've learned kwwl and the r-j mcelroy trust will receive the board of governors emmy. kwwl and the mcelroy trust are being honored for our
the gold star program. the gold star is in its 28th year. an independent committee of community volunteers selects 10 incredible gold star teachers from hundreds of nominations every year. those teachers are then honored at a big ceremony where friends, family, co-workers and students cheer them on. the upper midwest chapter of the national television academy calls the governors award the most prestigious regional emmy in their chapter. be honored at an awards show in the twin cities next month. that same night, other regional emmys will be awarded -- and earlier this morning -- we learned kwwl has been nominated for five this year. that includes two newscasts, a best evening and a best daytime -- with the daytime nomination coming for a today in iowa newscast. also, kwwl's ron steele nominated for his investigative story
my partner here on today in iowa -- ally crutcher -- has been nominated for a regional emmy -- for a comprehensive story about mental health -- how a waterloo family had to wait five days for a psychiatric bed to open for their daughter. a story i did about putting eyewitnesses to the test has also been nominated. it's you're watching today in iowa on k-
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morning president obama is out of the country -- paying plus... flood cleanup continues across eastern iowa. we're looking at how some events are still be moved. and -- early bird gets the ballot in iowa. people lining up to cast their day. good morning, i'm jerry gallagher. ally is off. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. we are starting the morning with mainly low to mid 50s in the kwwl viewing area.... winds are from the north, but will turn more to the northeast today