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now on today in iowa: the mess left behind. the state is painting a clear picture of how much flood damage we've seen in eastern iowa. head to head. the vice presidential debate is tonight. and what's with the water? one creek has people lining up to take pictures -- because they've never seen anything like it. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. we are starting off pretty mild this morning... temps are in the mid to upper 50s with southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph keeping
strong today... generally 10-20 mph and will gust to 30 mph at times. we have some clouds out there this morning and will see more throughout the day... and then a chance of storms tracks in late.... we will be breezy and mild today with highs in the 70s and gusts to 30 mph at times. storms track in for the next couple of days and then it gets colder. i'll have the details in a few minutes. throughout the day... and then a colder. i'll have the details in a few minutes. decision 2016 coverage: tonight's the big night for the
their first and only debate. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence will go toe to toe with democratic nominee tim kaine. they'll talk about the usual things -- what you would expect. but expect them to spend a lot of time defending their running mates. pence told supporters he hopes they get to talk about their own records. he's the governor of indiana and served in congress for a decade. kaine is a u-s senator and former governor of virginia. you can watch the debate tonight at eight right here on kwwl. questions about donald trump -- and trump's use of tax laws. over the weekend -- a new report suggested trump might have avoided paying income taxes for years after posting losses of about one-billion dollars in 1995. trump hasn't released his tax returns -- but did say this: "i have often said on the campaign trail, that i have a required like anybody else, or, put another way, to pay as little
loss could've been the result of deep troubles in a number of trump's businesses in the late eighties and early nineties. donald trump campaigns in arizona today. governor branstad says there's no evidence trump did anything illegal and says the "donald trump has been so audacious to admit that. yes, he's gotten rich off of the changed." he says that trump is the only candidate saying it needs to be changed. trump's opponent spent the day campaigning in ohio. this is what hillary clinton is saying about the trump tax about how he can't release his taxes because he's under audit, but he admitted every year before 2009 is not under audit. so donald, release everything up until 2009. show the
pennsylvania today. today -- first lady michelle obama will hit the campaign trail for clinton. the first lady will hold a rally in charlotte. you expect opponents to disagree on the issues, but the disagreements run deeper in the u-s senate race in iowa. they cannot even agree on where and when to debate. iowa public television cancelled grassley didn't accept their invitation. a grassley spokesperson says they couldn't agree on a format. i don't know why he would do this, i feel this is a slap in the face to iowa voters. this is a candidate more interested in having a debate about the debate instead of the issues." there is a debate between grassley and judge set for october 19th
you can watch that debate right here on kwwl. flood 2016 coverage now: at least a dozen properties in benton county have major damage. the red cross continues to help flood victims there. they were in vinton yesterday "we expect a flood every once in a while but like after 2008 prepared than last time but it did get our whole downstairs and everything." the red cross is giving her pay for a new water pump -- new walls and floors. three and a half million dollars. that's how much damage the flooding caused in butler county. that's the estimate from the state right now. in greene -- the cleanup continues. they had a lot of water to deal with. main street is now getting back to normal. "i think everybody got back into going again. we learned a lot
along main street -- but as you heard -- they are bouncing back. the time now is investigators keep digging through what's left -- after a train crashed in new jersey. they're looking for the second data recorder. they found another recorder that was supposed to track the speed of the train -- but it was broken -- and did not have anything on it. the engineer doesn't remember what happened. 100 were hurt. many people are being forced out of their homes this morning in colorado. a large grass fire continues to burn. at least seven buildings have been destroyed. so far -- no injuries though. high winds continue to fuel the fire. here's a big problem -- firefighters say the fire is moving in two directions. several roads have been closed. investigators don't know how the
morning: a police officer's daughter has died -- after being left in a patrol car. the three-year- old girl was left there for four hours. two officers in mississippi are now on leave because of it. they were both off duty when it happened. investigators say one officer was visiting with the other one -- but again -- the girl was apparently left alone for four hours. they also say the car was running and the air conditioning was on he who later died at a hospital. so we don't know what happened -- but expect to hear more about this as the week moves along. today, thousands of people are expected at a memorial service for legendary golfer arnold palmer. vince gill is expected to sing and jack nicklaus is expected to speak. palmer died last month. he was 86. cameras are a key to catching crooks. that's something the waterloo city council is taking a hard look at -- requiriing businesses
new-look ordinance last night. it's not a done deal. it will have to be voted on again. if it's approved -- some businesses like restaurants, banks and hotels would have to buy cameras. we have caught criminals..people shoplifting, stealing and i just think it's a tool that waterloo police department needs.. the current ordinance is from 19-93. police chief dan trelka says it's out-dated. people living in one ste to know why the water in their creek turned white. it looks like milk. the missouri d-n-r is now investigating. people are worried chemicals were illegally dumped into the water. "isn't there a public responsibility, if somebody did this or saw this, and they know how it happened, to let the public know what's going on?" the d-n-r is now collecting
another blow for wells fargo. the illinois state treasurer says they're suspending all business with the bank for one year. this comes after we all learned employees opened two million fake accounts without customers knowing it -- so they could meet their sales goals. u-s and california regulators have fined the bank 185- million dollars. "wells fargo is a big financial player in illinois, and i hope to send the message that their unscrupulous practices are not welcomed and will not be after a year -- he says the state will reevaluate what wells fargo has done -- and go from there. congress is still looking for answers. lawmakers want to know why the cost of epi-pens skyrocketed. in a letter to mylan's c-e-o, the house oversight committee called on her to hand over information on epi- pen's profit margins. the c-e-o testified before the
on a two-pack, which costs more than 600 dollars. but the washington post says the pre-tax epi-pen profit is more like 80 dollars per pen. a potentially big ruling handed down against the washington redskins name. the supreme court said it will not hear an appeal by the team to keep its federal trademark protections. some see the name as offensive to native americans. without a trademark registration, the teaw use the trademark nationwide. the nation's high court also turned down the obama administration's request to have a major immigration decision reconsidered. in june -- the court said it was evenly divided on the case. that means a lower court ruling that blocked the president's executive actions from going forward was upheld. many springsteen fans -- would probably do just about anything to
skipping school or work. for one boy... that's exactly what he did. and as sara small tells us -- "foul tip you're still alive." "phew! still alive!" this is a typical day at nats: "phillies are my first, nationals are my second." but now the conversation has kind of shifted. "ben said, 'daddy, that's bruce "i gave him a hug and said happy birthday boss and he said seen him in concert 27 times." so when they have a chance to meet him at a book signing last week-- "tell me how fun it was." "so fun!" it's something you just don't pass up. but..what about picture day at school? "i thought maybe if we could get him to sign the note, it would be really cool. and something he can have and we can and daddy gave him a pen and he signed it and he said 'anything for you, ben'"
boss...ben is a boy of few words. "giving him a hug. why was that your favorite part?" "yeah." "yeah it was pretty cool." but his dad knows this is a day-off well spent. "to be so kind to our son i would just like to say thank you. it was wonderful." nats: thank you boss!! on today in iowa. in ten minutes -- this is not made for rush hour traffic. in fact -- it's stopping traffic because don't know what to make of it. and this set of wheels has people asking the owner... penny for your thoughts. we have some clouds this
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 and privatize medicare. blum would even deny social security to seniors until they're 70. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message,
"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: it will be breezy and mild today with storms thursday. right now, though, stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are showing fairly calm conditions. temperatures are running in the mid to upper 50s in our viewing area with 60s to the west ahead of a cold front... we will have southeasterly winds staying breezy today... mainly 10-20 mph in our viewing area, gusting to 30 mph at times. the system to our west will slowly continue to churn through the
with a few tomorrow. more storms track in for tomorrow night through thursday... and the system will continue to plague us into friday. rainfall amounts will depend on the speed and frequency of the storms as they track through the region... but we could see some areas getting a quarter inch or more. today will be breezy and mild with highs in the 70s and gusts to 30 mph from the southeast. storms the upper 50s to low 60s. a few showers/storms may linger into wednesday with most of us dry most of the day. highs in the 70s again with southwesterly winds. more storms wednesday night through thursday and then breezy, showers and falling temps on friday. we will stay cool for friday night heroes football and even into the weekend. overnight lows could dip into the upper 30s for the weekend... this will depend on
rainfall amounts will depend on the speed and frequency of the storms as they track through the region... but we could see some areas getting a quarter inch or more. today will be breezy and mild with highs in the 70s and gusts to 30 mph from the southeast. storms track in tonight with lows in the upper 50s to may linger into wednesday with most of us dry most of the day. highs in the 70s again with southwesterly winds. more storms wednesday night through thursday and then breezy, showers and falling temps on friday. we will stay cool for friday night heroes football and even into the weekend.
still to come -- a drive-thru for dog... or maybe we should call it a waddle- thru. plus -- try to make sense out of this. one penny after another glued to this man's chevy blazer. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in fayette, maynard, shellsburg and all of eastern iowa. this week, a pow i'm chuck grassley, and i approve
were higher than they thought. in a statement, alliant energy says quote -- we let many of you down. here's the problem. alliant says customers used more energy this summer -- compared to last summer. alliant has a new billing system -- but didn't have enough people to review those bills... so many customers were sent estimated bills instead. but now, they're getting larger bills coming as a big suprise. we understand that this is a burden but we want customers to
alliant says it's waiving late payment fees for those customers who've been affected. the company also says it's recruiting more employees to beef up its staff. this is not the kind of thing you expect to see rolling down the highway. someone pulled over on the side of the road spotted this: a big wheel. this video is on a major highway in philadelphia. whatever that is -- it doesn't have any handlebars. of it. police say they're now looking into it. ever wonder what you should do with all that spare change you find in your car? one man from north carolina has an idea. he covered his chevy blazer with nothing but copper. it's turning heads. and maybe tails. more than 51- thousand pennies. "the hood is so heavy that i have to prop it open. watch it when i let it go. now sometimes if you slam the doors real hard,
larry says it made a lot of sense to change his chevy into a lincoln. dogs in one town now have a restaurant to call their own. this is a drive- through in pennsylvania just for them. owners can pick from various "i just wanted a place that needs. it's all fresh pet so it's all fresh meats and fruits and vegetables." the owner says she's hoping to expand. it's coming up -- facebook -- not just a place to connect with friends and family. there's a new service to help people make a deal.
retail. the social networking giant launched its new service marketplace. mary moloney tells us how it gives users an easy way to buy in addition to pictures -- posts -- and status updates -- media site -- already more than get rid of stuff. now -- there's something that may make your life a little easier. it's called marketplace. open the mobile app -- like -- and make an offer. there's also an option to message the seller or to make arrangements for pick up and payments. if you want to sell something -- just take a picture -- and post. but -- not everyone can use marketplace. you have to be 18 years or older. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney. people in the u.s -- u.k --
use marketplace now. facebook says the product will roll out globally soon. here is storm track seven live doppler radar right now. eileen has the forecast next. eileen loan is back with another eileen loan is back with another you've worked hard. 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 and privatize medicare. blum would even deny social security to seniors until they're 70. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message, because seniors have earned social security and medicare.
"you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today in iowa." tonight the vice presidential nominees face off for the one and only time this election season -- a preview ahead. plus... a special honor for an iowa officer after a tragic crash. and a school forced to close because of the threat of clowns... threats are being made nationwide -- an now telling us what theyr'e dealing with. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher.