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now on today in iowa: a child fighting for his life this morning after being hit by a truck in eastern iowa. plus, a farmer ovecome by a dangerous chemical. this morning -- investigators are trying to figure out what happened. the third and final presidential debate. one of the candidates wants to limit how long someone can serve in congress. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. we are in the 40s this morning,
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than the last few mornings, but still warmer than normal.. but you will still want a jacket. winds are light but will turn to the northwest around 5 to 10 mph for much of the day. we have some clouds tracking in to the area this morning and will take over the state. any rain will be mainly to the west of interstate 35 today, but we could see a few sprinkles tonight as a cold front tracks through. some of us will have more clouds than other. mainly partly sunny to mostly cloudy today with highs in the mid 60s to low above normal, but cooler than yesterday. we get even cooler as that front tracks through. i'll have more on that in a few minutes. to the west of interstate 35 today, but we could see a few sprinkles tonight as a cold front tracks through. some of us will have more clouds than other. mainly partly sunny to mostly cloudy today with highs
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have more on that in a few minutes. a big story we are following very closely this morning: a seven-year-old in the hospital with life-threatening injuries -- after being hit by a pickup. it happened last night in waterloo -- on west 11th street -- near the south street intersection. the boy's mother told police her son was going to play at a friend's house across the street. he didn't look both ways and got hit by that truck. you can see damage to the wheel. the head-light shattered. waterloo police say the young boy suffered severe head trauma. police say the driver got out of the truck after it happened and tried helping the boy. the child was airlifted to the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. he's in critical condition. stay with kwwl and kwwl dot com for any updates. cedar falls police say they know what a suspect posted on his facebook page -- and say that's part of an attemped
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with two counts of attempted murder. police say he stabbed jeff miller and denice bennett. both suffered serious injuries. it happened at the university avenue studios in cedar falls on monday. police went to check on jacobsen before the stabbings after someone called saying he was threatening to take his own life. officers say -- when they showed up -- jacobsen told them he was "i'm leaving november the 4th...i have to. i told james. they could kill any of us..for no reason at all. earlier this year, jacobsen allegedly posted several facebook messages mentioning killing and mental illness. in one of those -- saying quote --"i'm craving murder." again this post is from may- but still
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police say they're looking into. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a leak that killed a farmer. phil hennig went to check out a leak of anhydrous ammonia along the nebraska-iowa border. he was then overcome by the fumes and died. he was 59. a few dozens homes were then evacuated because of the chemical leak. a three-hour standoff ends with shots being fired. police in tulsa, oklahoma were called after a man broke into a home and took a two- year-old hostage. they say the man held a gun to the child's head from a balcony and made threats to police. a sniper then shot him -- killing the suspect. the child was not hurt. this morning, police are trying to piece together what happened before a man was shot and killed by an officer in michigan. police were told someone was holding a man at gunpoint. but
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as they were leaving -- though -- a man started shooting at them from the street. police shot back -- hitting and killing the man. more than 100 firefighters are dealing with a fast-moving fire this morning. the fire -- outside of l-a -- is moving closer to a natural gas facility and a neighborhood. crews are fighting the fire from the ground and the air -- and they're dealing with a lot right now. the fire is burning downhill -- with winds topping 30 miles an hour. te -- who's out getting groceries when her world is almost taken from her. she was at a houston grocery store with her daughter. surveillance video shows a man coming up to them. he tries to pick up the girl out of the cart -- but her foot gets caught. that's when mom realizes it and the man walks away. "i wanted people to be aware
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child and it may happen to someone else. i definitely want him to get caught." the man apparently did not have any groceries and did not appear to be shopping. police are investigating it as an attempted kidnapping. this morning, a teacher is no longer on the job -- after pulling a student by the hair. video shows the teacher in mississippi holding down the girl. she's then seen grabbing the girl's gym floor. she was fired and the superintendent is now on administrative leave. a routine trip to fill up -- turns into a criminal case. a woman pulls up in an s-u-v and gets out to go to the pump. then another car rolls up. the driver gets out -- sneaks over to the s-u-v, opens the door and grabs her purse.
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this happened in florida. the woman says she had about 600 dollars in cash in her purse. tonight is the last debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. this morning, we're learning that trump wants term limits for members of congress. six years max for those in the house. 12 for senators. tracie potts is in las vegas this morning where trump and clinton go head to head for the final time before election day. "hi, i'm calling from the hillary ai working the phones at hillary clinton's nevada headquarters "voting is in 3 weeks - is there anything we can talk about?" confident in their candidate, but some.. anxious about tonight's debate. "one little thing could go wrong and that's all people remember." donald trump claims the media focuses more on sexual assault allegations against him... than emails suggesting the state department tried to declassify
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"the press has created a rigged system and poisoned the minds of the voters." "i'd advise mr. trump to stop whining and go make his case to get votes." the president's half-brother malik is attending tonight's debate. he's a trump supporter. so is the mother of benghazi attack victim sean smith. she'll be here. clinton's guests include billionaires mark cuban - a trump critic and republican donor meg whitman... now backing clinton. clinton's arrived in las vegas. her gameplan: stay focused and look presidential. trump's gameplan: go after clinton's record and look smart. he's been studying foreign policy. "he's down in the polls. he's going to go out swinging." he'll be on the left. she'll be middle. clinton gets the first question here tonight...... i'm tracie potts - back to you.
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the election could be rigged. that's something iowa senator joni ernst was asked about during a republican rally in sioux city. she says she is fighting for her country and not for trump -- but also said this about the "it does tend to be skewed in one direction. we have a lot and the media is not providing that access or that same level of scrutiny as what we are on the trump side of the fence." you just heard about those e-mails moments ago in a story from tracie potts. there's a lengthy story about the latest development on our facebook page. it's about a discussion between an f-b-i agent and a member of the state department. you can read that on our kwwl facebook page this morning. we mentioned the final presidential debate is tonight. you can watch that at eight on kwwl. before that -- the u-s senate debate between chuck grassley and patty
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panel moderating the debate. you can watch it tonight at seven, right here on kwwl. campaign signs can be seen all over the place right now. but there are also signs popping up for a different reason. they're asking for potential kidney donors to call or go to a website to help a man who's very day on dialysis. he's been waiting for a transplant for more than three years. he and his wife put up more than 100 signs asking for help. she also put the information on her wait for good news. here's something to brighten your morning. a big show of support for an iowa elementary student. this is fifth grader sam spore powering through some chin ups at union high school in la porte city. he has spina bifida and uses a wheel chair. union's football team cheered
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sam ended up doing about 20 chin-ups -- getting a round of applause as he was helped down. there's much more ahead on today in iowa: the cubs are in l- a, but some fans are wondering if they left their bats at home in chicago. the dodgers go for the lead in their series with the cubs. plus -- many of you like a leather interior for your car. but what about on the outside? this clouds will track into much of
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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: clouds will take over the area today and tonight, but clear out for the rest of the work week. that could lead to a frosty friday morning, though. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras may catch some light fog this morning, but we will mainly have partly to mostly cloudy skies much of the day. temperatures this morning are at jacket level... in the 40s, although 50s still blanket the southern parts of the state. winds are light but will turn to the northwest or north and be around 5 to 10 mph for this afternoon...stronger to the west. a cold front tracking in will keep the clouds pumping in, but the front will weaken as it tracks through the region. high pressure tracks in tomorrow and brings sunshine, but also more frost by friday
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40s near fargo into the 70s from chicago to des moines, today. we cool to more 50s and a few 60s tomorrow in the region. today will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s... cooler than yesterday but still mild. northerly winds at 5-10 mph will stay light tonight. mainly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s... back to the 50s to around 60 for thursday afternoon with mostly sunny skies. frost is likely friday into the mid to upper 50s for the afternoon. we stay dry through the weekend as we warm into the mid 60s. the next chance of rain tracks in monday night and tuesday. also more frost by friday morning. highs will be anywhere from the upper 40s near fargo into the 70s from chicago
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few 60s tomorrow in the region. today will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s to low 5-10 mph will stay light tonight. mainly cloudy with lows sunny skies. frost is likely friday morning with highs back into the mid to upper 50s for into the mid 60s. the next chance of rain tracks in monday night and tuesday. still to come this morning: president p it's a sign his second term is wrapping up. plus -- snakes on a plane... and on a car. a surprise hitchhiker leaves one driver wondering... what should i do? you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in mcgregor, volga, palo and all of eastern iowa.
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the series shifted to l-a for game three last night. chicago sending jake arrieta to the mound against former cub rich hill. bottom three -- corey seager with a man on against arrieta. a solid single to right. a run scores -- and that's all the dodgers would need. they would tack on five more to win 6-zero, taking a two-one series lead. the cubs have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since may of 2014. "we're just not hitting the ball same, the batting practice is no excuse, we just have to obviously pick it up quickly." game four is tonight at seven. cleveland will once again try to end their series against toronto this afternoon. getting out of bed for a morning run isn't easy. knowing you've got a record- setting gold medalist as a
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stepped out of the pool -- to lead people on a two- mile run along the in boston. the run is part of a "30 under 30" summit through forbes magazine. the 23-time gold medalist said he was impressed with the turnout. "it was good, kinda crazy. i never really ran in a race before with that many people, so it was kind of hard to not run over people or get tripped but it was good. it was awesome to have all the support out here. a lot of excitement. selfies were going crazy." the summit, which began sunday, honors 600 innovators under the age of 30 in a variety of categories. after eight years in office, the president says he's no longer the young guy. president obama gave a toast to the italian prime minister last night. this was the president final state dinner. he spoke about the friendship between the two countries -- and the number of americans whose ancestors came from italy.
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the crowd that italy's prime minister took office two years ago -- when he was 39. the president says that makes him feel old. at 62 years old, a woman in spain is a mom once again. she gave birth to a baby girl a week ago. the woman went through special fertility treatments. her pregnancy also sparked a debate about whether in-vitro should be capped at a certain age. if you've driven long enough -- you've probably had a surprise r but have you ever seen this? a man in florida was driving home from work when a snake popped its head out from under the hood -- and then tried to get inside the car. he posted this video on facebook -- and says it doesn't even show the entire snake. coming up -- smartphone, smart t-v... how about a smart wine collection. technology is tapping in -- to
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wine buyer, you may have started a collection you have trouble remembering details about. nina mehlhaf tells us about a tracking "cap" that helps make your wine collection smarter. lot of times, it's very hard to remember every story." thank lives easier, and now a company what year should you drink the bottle? what occasion? how expensive was it? how did you hear about it? "sommely allows you the ability to put that story on a cap," these early protp were done on a 3d printer. inside? an intel processing chip, bluetooth and an led light. one battery charge will last years. "you put the cap on top, press the button, place it on there,
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occasion? or how much did you pay for it? bottle on the app, it lights up on the shelf so you can find it. "the beauty of sommely is it does stay updated with time. so you of 'hey you should start drinking this.'" of course, this their customer is the wine nerd, not quite a collector. "while we want the geeks to sommely was already a hit at intel's technology that gets you to this..... faster. developers say there is interest for the restaurant industry as well. checking out storm track seven live doppler radar right now.
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making a statement with who they are inviting to the final presidential debate. plus... undercover video shows people working for the clinton campaign talking about causing trouble at donald trump rallies. and a political pitstop. this morning -- we're taking a closer look at an eastern iowa coffee shop known for its successful business owner who's had to overcome a lot. 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.

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