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in iowa." now on today in iowa, fireball after fireball shooting into the air. a major fire at a business in eastern iowa. plus - whether it was the catchy theme song... or the family storylines... mill the brady bunch -- and they loved her. and this morning, theyr'e remembering a television icon who has died. and black friday fever. across eastern iowa -- many stores busy overnight. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning.
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7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: not much is happening out there right now, although we may still have a flurry or two to deal with early... mainly just cloudy. temperatures are holding in the mid 30s this morning. west winds are 5 to 10 mph... and will stay about that same speed and direction all day. we should see some clearing this afternoon with mostly clear skies overnight. today will be mainly cloudy this morning with more west. highs in the low to mid 40s... but we warm up this potential for thunderstorms to a big story this morning -- the search for the best deal. it is black friday. many stores opened last night.
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retailers are lining up their promotions with their "doorbuster" deals. about 137 million people plan to shop this weekend. if you're heading out soon -- let us know what you're seeing at the stores. if there are long lines -- you can share a picture with us on our kwwl facebook page. other people will spend the day outdoors... not waiting in line at the store... but enjoying the outdoors with family and fr closed. the business enoucrages people to get outside today -- and their movement -- called opt-outside -- is growing. millions of americans say they will. some national and state parks are offering special deals today. continuing coverage this morning of a huge fire at an eastern iowa business. firefighters spent most of the day in central city -- at an oil recycling business.
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kwwl's elizabeth amanieh spoke with people who live nearby. fire crews working from morning into dusk to contain a relentless fire at iowa gold distributing. "the smoke was just billowing, i mean it was unreal" "the smoke got darker and darker and all of a sudden there was an explosion." area. creating a safety concern for those who live nearby. one grandma of three keeping her grandchildren inside. "no, because i didn't want them to run out in the street or inhale that black stuff...no" crews urging residents to stay indoors with their furnaces off for the majority of the day. "they came knockin on the doors saying kinda keep your windows shut, shut stuff down, kind of just keeping an eye." but those flames not letting down "and the flames were so high
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backyard. firefighters eventually containing the fire. "and more than twelve hours after the fire started, the debris still that the fire doesn't spark back up again." neighbors near-by grateful for all twelve fire departments who poured in to battle the fire. "they took their entire thanksgiving away from their family and their loved ones and helped out and it was nice to see." elizabeth amanieh reporting. firefighters are still looking into what caused the fire. showed up on radar. here's a look at what we could see yesterday on storm track seven live doppler radar. as we learn more about the investigation into the fire today -- we'll have updates for you on a fire forces a cedar falls family out of their home. the fire on briarwood drive happened wednesday night. a woman we spoke with was visiting family across the street for thanksgiving.
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the neighbors house was on fire. the family says they're trying to figure out what to do next. "we always have tons of food here, so my mom was like 'they can always come over to our place.' the neighbors are really good around here. so, i know they would be taken in with whoever." right now -- the family of five -- is staying with relatives nearby. two people have died -- and four others wounded -- in a shooting a man was out recording a facebook live video in louisville when he heard the shots. you can see people dropping to the ground -- taking cover. hundreds of people were at the park to celebrate thanksgiving when it happened. so far, no arrests have been made. police say a man who led them on a chase caused a fiery crash that killed three people.
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yesterday. he was wanted in a drug case. the suspect kept on going -- hitting two other cars before his crashed. three people were killed in one of the cars hit. 73 people have now died in a suicide bombing in iraq. the attack happened at a gas station on a major highway. it destroyed the business and several cars also burned. isis says it's reponsible for the attack. a young girl in syria recorded video of the destruction in her the video shows her walking around what's left of her hometown. "i am sad. it's so bad." the child also caught the attention of harry potter author j-k rowling. she tweeted the famous writer -- asking if she could get a book. this week -- she received one. syrian refugees in utah celebrated their first thanksgiving in america this week. catholic community services
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"i'm still like..i think i'm in the movies and houses new york, but we never think how we going to come and mind." she hopes people in america see refugees are regular human beings with hopes and dreams -- just like they are. a big thank you this morning from all of us -- to those who serve celebrated thanksgiving yesterday. they had traditional turkey dinner. in iraq, american troops at an airfield south of mosul also got together for the holiday. that base is just 40 miles from the last isis stronghold in iraq. iowa senator joni ernst spent the holiday with u-s troops overseas. she met with the 211th aviation battalion and the 185th combat support sustainment battalion of iowa.
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iowans who are sacrificing so much in defense of our freedoms - so far from home during the holidays. she says she's thankful to share time with our outstanding iowa servicemembers. she thanked them - as well as their families - for their faithful the president spent much of his thanksgiving on the phone talking to service members. he made several calls -- wishing them a happy thanksgiving and thanking them for their service. an eastern iowa city that's growing leadership. north liberty mayor amy nielsen was elected to the iowa state house. because of that, she'll give up her job as mayor. she must do that by january 9th. the city council then has 40 days to appoint a new mayor or hold a special election. if they do appoint a mayor -- a special election can be forced if voters collect enough signatures. "we do know of at least one resident who is has made it trigger a special election. more than likely we're going to end up having a special election. i don't know what would prevent that from happening at this
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have to face is how to deal with how much north liberty is growing. happening today -- a very big rivalry in this part of the country. iowa hosting nebraska today at kinnick. there's a lot on the line for both teams. iowa is trying to finish the regularas the hawks have bounced back with two straight wins after losing two in a row. nebraska still has a chance to play in the conference title game next week... but they need some things to happen. the road team has won the last four games in this series. today's game starts at two- thirty. this rivalry is called the heroes game. at halftime -- two eastern iowans will be honored as heroes. fireifghters credit ken blazek and brock staley with saving a woman trapped in her cedar
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home after an explosion in jne. they shut off the gas and used a three people from nebraska will also be honored. one of the most recognizable t-v moms in history is being remembered today. so many of us grew up watching florence henderson. she died yesterday -- surrounded by family and friends. she was best known for her role as carol brady from the brady bunch. millions of people watched that show in re-runs over the a this morning, a very special reunion to show you. amanda ober saw a woman in the air force return home at the airport "i'm home for about 25 days so i'm really excited." this sweet embrace... between a young airman and her beau caught our eye at the airport. 19 year old terra ford was returning
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but the story gets better.... "your family doesn't know you're home?!" "no ma'am they don't' i'm really excited to surprise them." terra and marcos graciously agreed to let us go with them to terra's grandmothers house where her family was having thanksgiving. she called her family from down the street pretending to still be at boot camp "hi. miss you guys. i wish i could be home today." terra even told her mom she was on her way to have thanksgiving with a family who adop "all right let's go." but...little did her family know what was about to happen.... "what!? oh my god! oh my god! are you kidding me?! oh... terrraaa!" terra's mom was overwhelmed. her tears were followed by hugs and kisses from the whole extended family. the only one who wasn't surprised was terra's dad... he was in on the secret so he could make sure everyone
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you too baby... i always do." terra's visit very meaningful -- because she's about to leave for italy for two years. it's classic toys are getting an upgrade for christmas. that story -- plus -- it's not santa's red hat that's getting a lot of attention right now. it's a different hat some are buying as an ornament. these stories and eileen loan's
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let's go to storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan now for your forecast forecast. 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: stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are showing the low clouds this morning and we may keep them much of the day, but they will break up by tonight
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tracking into the area on sunday. temperatures this morning are running mainly in the mid 30s in our area with mid to upper 30s to the west... we are supposed to be in the low 20s, so we already have a head start on the day. winds are westerly and will stay around 5 to 10 mph today with a more southwest flow taking over tonight. today, clouds coat much of the midwest with dry air tracking through the plains states... that will head our way later today, clearing us out for tomorrow. but a system will track in from the west for the last part aim to be mild, though.. today 30s to 50s over the region with a lot more 50s and 60s tracking through tomorrow. we will be in the low to mid 40s today with west winds at 5-10 mph and mainly cloudy skies at least for the first half of the day. it will become mostly clear tonight with light winds and lows stalling in the upper 20s to low 30s. south winds will help push us into the upper 40s to low 50s tomorrow with mainly sunny skies. winds and rain track in for sunday afternoon through monday with the strongest winds
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afternoon and night with locally heavy rainfall up to an inch in many areas. some rain may track through on tuesday with some light snow mixing in late. the time now is coming up -- keeping uncle sam in mind as we look ahead to the holidays. year-end tax tips to help you save mild, though.. today 30s to 50s over the region with a lot more 50s and 60s tracking through tomorrow. we will be in the low to mid 40s today with west winds at 5-10 mph and mainly cloudy skies at least for the first half of the day. it will become mostly clear tonight with light winds and lows stalling in the upper 20s to low 30s. south winds will help push us into the upper 40s to low 50s tomorrow with mainly
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through monday with the strongest winds sunday night. rain could include thunder sunday afternoon and night with locally heavy rainfall up to an inch in many areas. some rain may track through on tuesday with some light snow coming up -- keeping uncle sam in mind as we look ahead to the holidays. plus -- toys we loved as kids are making a comeback... with some new features.
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we're serving as bell ringers to help raise money for the salvation army's red kettle campaign. tomorrow -- i'll be at the cedar
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northeast -- along with eileen -- so stop by and say hi to us if you're in the neighborhood. we have such a giving community. so many of you support the salvation army -- or other charities -- during the holidays. if you do -- and you'd like to report it come tax time -- the i-r-s has some good tips. make sure you have it documented -- either from your bank records or in a statement from the charity. also, if you're planning to give things like furniture or clothing -- get a receipt from gift deduction on your taxes. politics is spilling over into the holidays. donald trump's "make america great again" christmas ornament is making a splash online. the ornament is finished in 24 karat gold, and is selling for 149 dollars. with the holiday shopping season here -- you will probably get the question -- what's on your list? brian mooar tells us if toys are old favorites.
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look like classics... but they're packing new technology under the hood. hot wheels is rolling out the next generation of toy racing supercharged with artificial intelligence. "so the ai technology allows these cars to stay on track and go at really high rates of speed" who doesn't remember play doh? now there's an app for that! "play doh one of those age old toys kids just love updating with use of smartphone app" even barbie is getting an upgrade - a smart home - the high-tech hello dreamhouse "there's an elevator inside it that's something that's new the toilet actually flushes and you can manipulate things by using an app on your phone" the flybrix set allows kids... and kids at heart... to build a drone out of classic legos "the lego drone is a perfect example of how you take a brand that we grew up and we loved growing up and kind of updated it with today's technology."
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90s?? "hatchimals" are a hybrid of sorts.. and on the wishlists of craze this year, i talked to a manager at toys r us and other analysts and you just cant find them anywhere!" a surprise pet hatches right in your hands.... that is, if you many of these toys aren't cheap... the barbie dreamhouse is 300 bucks! holiday tradition. selfies are becoming part of the nativity scene. that story next.
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traditional nativity display... as jeremy roth shows us -- it could raise some eyebrows at holiday get- togethers. if you were afraid that politics would
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topic at the holiday gathering this year... you clearly haven't seen the "hipster nativity set" yes...it is a thing. the set is a modern take on the traditional nativity scene.... complete with wise men on segways, bearing gifts from amazon prime.. as well as a latte- drinking mary and a man-bun- sporting joseph.. taking a selfie with baby jesus. orders are through the roof for the set's maker, modern nativity, who says within a week of launching the product--they are selling 500 sets a day. crazy surveillance video capturing an e-cigarette eo has gone viral...and prompted a potential lawsuit. you can see a new york wine store employee standing behind the counter... when sparks and smoke begin shooting from his pants pocket. the man's lawyer says he is and may seek legal action, once they identify the manufacturer. and finally- normally images of snow in japan wouldn't be all that interesting.... except this is the first november snowfall the country's capital of tokyo has seen.... in 54 years!
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recorded november snow for tokyo... and while local media described it as only a small accumulation... it was enough to reportedly disrupt traffic and cause power outages. for talat, i'm jeremy roth. eileen has our storm track seven
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7 weather team. see the screen information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: mostly cloudy today with sunshine for saturday. rain tracks in on sunday and we could have some lingering rain into monday. another round of light rain/snow tracks in on tuesday. winds again on wednesday. temperatures it's and coming up on
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in iowa." now on to season is here. we're keeping an eye on the plus... flames shooting into the sky as an eastern iowa business catches fire. and -- one iowan gets to enjoy thanksgiving dinner -- from outer gallagher. ally is off let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan.

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