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snow is done...there's a few things you need to remember to make sure you don't have to pay up later. plus...a mysterious donor is reaching out ths winter to hep people who need warm clothes. and as the democratat prepare to face off one last time before the next big vote...things are heating up between the top two republican presidential contenders. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and
highway 30 in benton county is get more information. we'll is here now with your storm track seven forecast. good morning. it's much colder than what it was at thisime yesterday morning, but at least we aren't dealing with the snowfall. temperrtures right now are in the single digits to the north and teens to the south. the winds aren't too bad this morning. they are out of the as the roadsgo. the snow won't be blowing arnd as much. the northern parts of wa right now are dealing with h partly covered snow and ice roadways, so there could be slick spots for the morning commute, so keep that in mind. storm track 7 live doppler radar shows dry conditions across eastern iowa, but there are a we will keep ta chance don't be surprised to seeh flakes flying, especially this afternoon. here's the forecast for today. mainly seasonable temperatures, increasing clouds with flurries.
for snow in the forecast. details in just a few minutes. just into our newsroom in the last 15 minutes. highway 30 in benton county is blocked in both directions. this is south of keystone. it's due to a crash -- we're working to get more information. we'll update you as we learn more. now that the snow is done -- remember many cities in eastern iowa have rulerequiring you to clear your sidewalks or faae fines. in some cities, it's a 24-hour policy...so you'd need to take care of that today.
also be sure to pay attention to your city's guidelines for ccty snow removal. ny cities declaring snow emergencies this week, so plows can get through and clear the snow from the roads. and if plows can't get through...some polie departments will write you a ticket. i-80 through nebraska is back open this morning afterrbeing closed for nearly two days. the blizzard made several stretches of the interstate impassable. all truckers and travelers could do was wait... because it could have been avoided if we would've been rerouted a different route. but yoyo know it happees. being out here in this kind of weather it happens." state patro troopers directed traffic to areas where they stop. right now erything's thinking about how to stay warm.... but not everyone can afford arm clothes... one group found a way to change that.... peple in waterloo have been finding bags of warm clothes with notes attached to them.... they've been found attached with rope to utillies poles at placess such as
park.. and near east high... no one #eems to know who is leaving these bagsf warm clothes around... alal the bags haveelittle letters on them that says things like... i am not lost.. i am here for whoever needs me. "someone took their money. you know they took their time appreciation." this isn't the first time something like this had happened. people also placed scarves on deborah earlier this winter season february bririing tornados to other parts of the country. in georgia for days. some people are staying at army continuing coveragee-- a man whose job was to watch over inmates...is now becoming one. garrett barton, of anamosa, pleading guilty to multiple #harges. in a plea agreement...barton admitted to accepting money from an inmate to smuggle two cell phones for inmates to use at the anamosa state penitentiary.
drugs with other correctional officers. he'll spend more than four years in prison a lottery winner files a lawsuit...claiming his 9-million dollar jackpot should have been much bigger. "lucky larry" dawson's lawsuit may be the first of several filed by lottery playe...claiming thy were allegedly rigged by a former employee of the multi-state lottery associationn it's a move which could cost state lotteries tens of millions of dollars. here's the response from the iowa lottery... (terry rich, iowa lottery ceo) "the iowa lottery believes that course and in all of this, it's will defend this litigation." dawson is asking for 10 million dollars plus interest. the mexican actress who arranged a meeting between sean penn and drug lord el chapo has a request for a court. she's askii the court to block y arrests stemming from mexico's
relationship with guzman. in january, mexico's attorney general there's an investigation into possible money laundering involving guzman and the actress' tequila business. a convicted murderer at the center of a popular podcast is arguing he deserves a new trial. the podcast "serial" revolved around the story of adnan syed, who now 35 and ssving a life sentence. at 19, he was convicted of strangling his high school girlfirend. the podcast raised questions about the fairness of his original trial and uncovered new evidence. a three-day hearing began yesterday to determinenewhether syed's cooviction will be overturned and case retried. a convicted killer who escaped from prison apologizes. david sweat escpaed a new york prison last summer with fellow convict richard matt. their escape d to a massii search, spanning three weeks. a judge sentenced sweat on charges following the escape...but he's already serving a life sentence for murr. " i would like to apologize to escape. that was never my
for thh your honor." sweat's fellow escapee richard matt was killed by police during the search. oregon standoff leader ammon bundy is indicted by a federal grand jury thth indictment is against bundy and 10 others who joined him at the occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge. no further details on t chargs are availab at this time -- though the indictment may be unsealed later today. auththities arrested 11 people last weee on felony conspiracy charges. a group is calling for the u-s-d-a to investigate an elephant's death. the elephant is the second one to die in recent months at the oklahoma zoo. she had recently been transferreefrom a seattle zoo whee its elephant exhibit closed. a seattle based group now calling for the federal investigation. chai had a chance, she had an
city zoo instead." protestors are calling for the zoo to close its elephant exhibit following the deaths. authorities are searching for a robber dressed like a superhero. police in florida say his man, dressed as batman, robbed two dollar stores. he had a gugu. no store employees were hurt. batman's now the suspect instead of the one fighting crime... decision 2016... first a town hall, tonight a debate. the democratic presidential canidates are preparing for the final face-off before tuesday's new hampshire primary. and as tracie potts shows us, the tonight's msnbc debate is hillary clinton's last chance to take on bernie sanders face to face before new hampshire votes on tuesday. "if it's about our records, hey digit lead here. he's hammering cliiton on her six-figure speeches:
who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. that's just not progressive." her response? "i don't know, it's what they offered." the leading republican - donald trump - is claiming he could've won iowa if ted cruz hadn't send carson was dropping out: "you know these politicians are brutal, they're brutal, they are brutal, they are a bunch of dishonest cookies." "i wake every day and lauggat the latest thing donald has tweeted - because he's losing it." marco rubio's going after cruz too. rubio's a close number three here. "ultimately i think it goes back to what i said before and that is a willingness to say or do smaller. rick santorum just dropped out and endorsed rubio. rand paul dropped out too, without endorsing anyone. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. tonight, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face- off in a
tonight at 8 /n msnbc. president obama visits a mosque to correct what he calls a "distorted" view of muslim americans. the president spoke about the discrimination and threats that muslim-americans face... saying americans need to speak out against it because it's not who "we're one american family and when any part of our american family starts to feel separarae or second class orrtargeted, it t tears at the very fabric of our nation." he aslo said since many americans don't know a muslimerson, they only hear about th following an act of terror... which distorts their view abouttthe islamic faith. people get a chance to check out a new space craft. nasa showing off its orion space craft...set to fly at least 30-thousand miles beyond the moon on an unmanned test flight in late 2018. the ultimate goal is to send astronauts to mars and deeper into space than astronauts have ever gone. this is what we worked on for the epitome of
theres still a lot f work to be done to get ready for 2018. weddings are expensive -- and getting married in some cities can cost a lot more and ereate more headaches. wallethub studied the 150 largest ties and rankeke them as best and worst places to get married. the best places based on cost and availability of venues...orlando, vegas, atlanta, and tampa. coming in at the bottom of the list -- due in part to a high overall st anchorage,,alaska; worcester, massachusetts; newark, new jersey; and yonkers, new york; its coming up on today in iowa... an unusual sign spring is almost here... plus...she's 90 years old...but still serving others. her coworkers come together to
information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: welcome back i'm meteorologist quiet a bit the last cououe of days. herer is one that was taken yesterday. thanks for sending these photos in. threat tracker is in the green over the next 48 hours. we aren't expecting any hazardous weather. there could be some flurries or light snow today or tomorrow, no one event will be a big snow maker but nonetheless the chance is there. saturday looks pretty good with partly cloudy skies, and many of us will be above freezing. road conditions right now are partly snow covered across northern iowa. a lot of refreezingg overniniht with temperatures in the single digits. these road conditions should improve. if you want constant updates, you can follow kwwl storm track 7 on twitter, we have hourly updates on the roads when they are bad. here's the storm track 7 live across eastern iowa, but you can see some flurries off to the north. it's part of a weak system tipping into the upper midwest. not a huge deal, but could leave a dusting in some areas.
tracker temperatures. pretty cold this morning in some areas. eastern iowa temperatures are split where there's nn snow on the ground versus where there is snow on the ground. about a ten degree difference in the temperatures. winds aren't too bad, and neither are wind chills. future track shows that there is the chance for some passing flurries or light snow showers throughout the day today,y,especially during the afternoon. tonight, similar to last night, we will see clearing skies and cold temperatures. tomorrow we see an increase in clouds once again, especially in the afternoon, and that is when we will have the cnce for flurries or light snow as nother wave ofof energy passes by. again, maybe a dusting, but not looking like a big deal. here's the storm track 7 forecast for today. we will have increasing clouds with the chance for light snow and flurries highs will be in the upper 20s north to lower 30s to the south withha west wind 5 tt 10 miles per hour. tonight, we will have a partly cloudy sky with temperatures in the teens and a west northwest wind from 5 to 10 miles per hour. here's the storm tracseven day forecast. flurries today and tomorrow with temperatures in the
"spring is their christmas!" home depot has been hirng about 80-thousand seasonal workers every year for a decade, a ad about half of them turn into permanent employees. the seasonal hiring means each store will hire 40 to 45 workers. its still to come.... nats -- a magic carpet ride a nmrse is getting a lot of attention for his erformance at a hospital...but for him...its all about making the patients feel better. plus -- we're learning this panda's pick when it comes to whose going to win the super bowl yoyo're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in marion, north liberty, oelwein and all of
a traffic update this morning this morning -- highway 30 is blocked in benton county due to a crash here's a map of thh area we're talkinggabout. that black line in the middle of your screen is the area that's blocked. it's about a 5-mile stretch just west of 218. thiis the area souh of keystone and van horne we're still working to get information on the crash we have a crew on the way employees at an applebees gather to honor their coworker...as she turns 90. the great- grandmother says she works five days a week partly because she has to, but mostly because she wants to. her co-workers, who call her
"they love her. a lot of them "she's really sweet, she does great person." "i'm part of life, i'm not just sitting there. i'm part of living.'m out every day. i have a purpose. i enjoy it.. she's the oldest of applebee's 40- thousand employees and is more than fofor times older r an some of her current co- workers. one nurse goes above and beyond to help his young patients. as kevin quinn shows us, thie for brann waterhouse, pediatric oncology is a second career. a couple years ago he neo be." and this is where he met sophia torres -- a four year old with a wide smile, a big heart her last weekend. up late. shsh couldn't sleep. er father ppsted this video to a facebook page they set up to keep family friends updated on how she's doing. it's been viewed nearly 200,000 times and has nearly 3500 likes.
much.. it just feels so good to put a smile on their face and make them maybe forget "oh, i'm still in the hospital." he adits he's a bit embarrassed. but waterhouse says any attention he can bring to the importance of fighting cancer --- the better- "the more people know about it.. theeore people talk about it ..the more people that are donating money to cancer research" the research that one day just might save a life just like sophia'. truly that could be a
sunday through tuesday. there is a though. then cold temperatures return next week. it seems choosing the winner of sunday's big game...takes time. this giant panda keeping anxious crowds waiting on him as he makes his pick bftween the denver broncose and caolina panthers. afttr about 20 minutes and some treats...he picked the panthers. "you're watching kwwl. we've
reaching out to help people in iowa without warm clothes...but nobody's sure who it is. plus...one presidential candidate wanans a re-do of f e and the stanford band's haltime performance at the rose bowl...now an issue in front of state lawmakers. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist
with your storm track seven than what it was at this time yesterday morning, but at least the single digits to the north and teens to the south. the winds aren't too bad this morning. they are out of the west from 5 to 10 miles per much. the northern parts of iowa right now w re dealing with partly covered snow and ice roadways, so there could be slick spots for the morning commute, so keep that in mind. storm track 7 live doppler radar we will keep that chance throughout dhe day wiih a clipper system moving through. it won't be anything widespread, bb nonetheless,, don't bbsurprised tooee the flakes flying, especially this afternoon. here's the forecast for today. mainly seasonable temperatures, increasing clouds with flurries. there are a couple more chances for snow in the forecast. details in just a few nutes. nonetheleles, don't be surprised to see the flakes flying, especially this afternoon. here's the forecast for
temperaturee increasing clouds with flurries. there are a couple more chances for snow in the forecast. details in just a few minutes. a traffic alrt for you this morning -- highway 30 is blocked in benton county due to a crash a traffic alrt for you this morning -- highway 30 is blocked in benton county due to a crash here's a map of the area we're talking about. that black line in the middle of $& your screen is the area that's blocked. 's about a 5--le stretch justst west of 218. it's blocked in both directions this is the area south of keystone and van horne we're still working to get information on the crash we have
winter weather upon us... an unknown donor is leaving gifts throughout one eastern iowa city, to help people stay warm. kwwl's amanda gilbert shares what people are seeing. "they had them ied around tts all that's left this utilii pole... but this bag of warm bag... "i got out and looked.." while driving to her mom's house...at first she thought someone had been evicted.... "i thought it was their clothes, instcad of putting in on the but then she saw this nono... "thh said im not lost if you need me take me..." standup: and this was just the beginning... tayla saw more bags along other utility poles on sherman ave in waterloo...other spottings have been here at sullivan park... as well as randolph ststeet and east igh of waterloo..." nat this isn't the first time something like this has happened..people left these scarfs out in dorah earlier this winter season.... "we need more people like
stuff up for people that needed it, that.. appreciation.." this is the only hint.... the words denver s-n-l on the bottom of the letters... "denver s-l-t or something lie that." tayla would like to say thank you to whoever did this.. and underrtands if he.. she or they want to remain anonymous. a kwwl follow- up... police e arrest t suspect.after a stabbing sends a person to the hospital it happened around 4:30 ysterday evening in the 500 block of reihl street in waterloo. police have not released the suspect's name. we do not know the cooition of the victimim
which promotes violence against women schedules meetings in iowa. safety alert to warn people about the group knows as tge return of kings. the website lists des moiies and cedar rapids as two "meet up" sites across the country and around the world. the concern is that they might try to lure women and girls. we're encouraging people not to go for the obvious safety and d hat's not ssmething we'd want anyone to be around. des moines police they don't know if any meetings will take place in iowa... but say theyre still taking the possibility seriously. deparment posted on facebook that it has no specific knowledge that a meeting will be taking situation. an iowa man is hoping politicans can help him free his brother prison in ngo you see the man here, this picture taken in prison, of him praying
district superintendent for a hurch in cedar rapids. he moved here from congo, hoping for r better life for his fafaily. he says his brother was thrown in prison shortly after a press conference where he stood (kiboko kiboko/ district superintendent east central district of the united methodist church) "the reporters asked him term and he said he cannot do that he cannt do that." he fears for his brother's life. he wasrecently moved to a military prison. the iowa man believes if bill and hillary clinton intervene his other will be freed...due to their relationsjip with the president of rwanda...who is very powerful in central africa. following recent controversy -- a superintedent is switching districts. greg herbst, east dubuque's superintendent, will take the head job in the galena community school district. herbst was placed on administrative leave last summer--the school board eventually saying it was because a principal lodged a complaint against him. hundreds showed their support for herbst, and he says it's the people are it's heart and
difficult to leave," herbsswas one of 24 applicantt for r the galena job, and one of three finalists for the position. he'll begin his new contract july first. the u-s and eleven other countries sign the trans- pacific partnership. the complex and controversial agreement is designed to increase t tade and investment between the countries. the t-p-p must be ratified by at least six countries, including the u-s and japan, before it takes effect. wikileaks founder julian assange may surrender to british police tomorrow it depends if a united nations panel rules against him. the u-n has been investigating whether assange has been illegally detained. he's been living in the ecuadoran embassy in london since june of 20512, when ecuador granted him asylum. assange is wwted for questioning about an alleged sexual assault in sweden.
attempt to extradite him to the u-s du to information published on wikileaks. today, a house committee will hold a hearing ononthe rising cost of prescription drugs. the embattled former c-e-o of turing pharmaceuticals, martin shkreli, and others will testify. this comes one day after he faced security fraud charges in a new york courtroom. he's accused of defrauding investors and misappropriating millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical company he founded to repay them. we do not believe that mr. shkreli every knowingly violated the media. he gained attention last year after the company raised the price of a cancer and hiv drug by five thousand percent. a judge refusues to throw out a secual assault case against bill cosby. the case now moves to a hearing to see if prosecutors have enough evidence to prove cosby assaultededthe accuser in 2004. they reopenn the case last
one presidential candidate is calling for an iowa caucus do-over. donald trump is accusing ted cruz of stealing the iowa caucuses. cruz tooed trump on monday niniht -- but trumppsays the results should be thrown out. he's upset because fellow candidate ben carson says rumors that h was quitting were circulated by the cruz campaign before -- and during -- the caucuses... which he believes affecteddhe tcome... first, because if you take a look, ok, it is no urprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum or if you like, yet another trumper tantrum. cruz said he has apapogized to the herd -- which is exactly
two more republicans have dropped out of the race.. keketucky senatoorand paul is out. he's expected to turn his former senator rick santorum is also ending his campaign. he won the iowa caucuses four years ago -- but could not get any momemtum this time around. he's now endorsing senator marco rubio. now to the democrats. bernie sanders and hillary clinton shared the stage at a town hall last night the big focus? who's a progressive. attsanders' watch paay in des moines monday night -- his supporters were watching clinton's speech she is a progressive... there are other issues, superpac andtakes $15 million from wall st. that's just not progressive. i saad that i'm a rogressive who likes to get things done. i
sanders is favored to win new hampshire's primaay next week. another former n-f-l player diagnosed with c-t-e following his death. latesuper bowl m-v-p and oakland raiders quarterback ken stablblr had the brainnisease - likely the result of repeated head trauma from stabler's football days. researchers say they immediately noticed a part of his brain was visibly smaller. more potential health problems associated with flint's toxic water crisis are surfacing. a health department now investigating if the lead-tainted water is causing skin rashes. they're planning to personally inttrview residents who report skin rashes and test the water in their homes. they say it's still too early to make a direct connection between skin rashes and flint's water. the c-d-c says a mosquito borne illness tied to birth-defects is now being transmitted sexually. they say the zika virus was transmitted through sexual
zika's been detected in at least 24 countries - and continues to spread. an iowa company as developing $& could be ananswer. new link genetics corporation in ames haha created successful breakthroughs in the past, including vaccine. now the company is working on solutions to th zika virus. "the predominant mosquito while. the other, which is aedis albopictus that's present all the way into iowa." he says it's unknown how the virus crossed into the western hemisphere, but it's possible the 20-14 world cup in brazil had something to do with it. search on mice could mean big improvments to the health of humans. a new drug developed at the mayo clinic is extending the lives of laboratory mice. researers believe this will help them develop a drug with the potennal of treatiig heart attacks... and maybe even fight "if a clinical trial turns out
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl ststrmtrack 7 team: kyle kiel. we've been getting quiet a bit of pictures from the snow over the one that was taken yesterday. thaaks for sending these photos in. over the next 48 hours. we aren't expecting
could be some flurries or light snow ttay or tomorrrr, especially during the afternoon. no one event will be a big snow maker but nonetheless the chance is there. saturday looks pretty good with partly cloudy skies, and many of us will be above freezing. road conditions right now are partly snow covered across northern iowa. a lot of refreezing overnight with temperatures in the single digits. these road conditions should improve. if you want conontant updates, you can follow kwwl storm track 7 on twitter, we have hourly updates on the roads when they are bad. here's the storm track 7 live doppler raar. it is mainly dry across eastern iowa, but you can see some flurries off to the north. it's part of a weak system tipping into the upper midwest. not a huge deal, but could leave a dusting in some areas. here's a check offthe weather
pretty cold this morning in some areas. eastern iowa temperatures are split where there's no snow on the ground versus where there is snow on the ground. about a ten degree difference in the temperatures. winds aren't too bad, and neither are wind chills. future track shows that there is the chance for some passing flurries or light snow showers throughout the day today, especially d dring the afternoon. tonight, similar to last night, we will see clearing skies and cold temperatures. tomorrow we see an increase in clouds once again, especially in the afternoon, and that is when we will have the chance for flurries or light snow as another wave of energy passes by. again, maybe a dusting, but not looking like a big deal. here's the storm trac 7 forecast or today. we will have increasing clouds with the chance for light snow and fluuries. highs will be in the upper 20s north to lower 30s to
cloudy sky with temperatures in the teens and a west northwest wind from 5 to 10 miles per hour. here's the storm track seven day forecast. flurries today and tomorrow with temperatures in the 20s. we will have 30s this weekend, with windy conditions sunday through tuesday. there is a chance for snow sunday and monday. not a major storm, though. then cold temperatures return next week. its coming up... the wild chase for a missing goat. the story when today in its coming up... the wild chase for a missing at. the story when today in
of the possibility of tip-overs, which can be very dangerous for children. product safety commission, one child o weeks and one child is injured every4 minutes when a t-v or a piece of furniture falls o oto them. multiple groups are urging people to do a quick check of their t-vs, often, to make sure they're safely secured and properly placed. more th 158- thousand dirt devil vacuums are being recalled due to an eleerical shock hazard. the recall covers three models of the dirt devil total pet cyclonic upright vacuums. there have been 14 reports of a prong on the electric cord plug detachin and remaining in an eleerical outlett. which poses an electrical shock risk. no injuries have been reported. stop using the vacuums and iteems amazon is planning to open hundreds of bookstores. back in november, amazon opened a bookstore in seattle. now, the c-e-o of mall opprator general growth properties says amazon's goal is to open up to
a spokesman for amazon has declined to comment. a research goat is still on the lamb. this is not william the goat -- but anooer goat that looks like him. william escaped from the university of iowa research facilities last week. this is a picture of a goat that looks like william, but it isn't the missing goat. the goat's been spotted mumuiple times near north liberty and the coralville dam... but police and the university haven't been able to catch him. control officer) "this has kind yeah i'd say it's kind of been one of the more crazier stories, but juss because it's grabbed so much attention and so many people are aware of it." most students at the university think it's a funny story and hard to believe -- the goat even has utliple twitttr accounts. its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm
30 is blocked in benton county. this is west of highway 20, the dot's detour is about a 12-mile trip. we're showing it here -- between 15th avenue and 21st avenue you'll have to head north and use 70th street to get across. you can see the spot we've marked in the middle -- that's where the crash is. we still haven't been able details on the crash, we have a crew on the way. keep an eye on our website, kwwl dot com, for the latest information. is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. here's the storm track seven day forecast. flurries today and tomorrow with temperatures in the 20s. we will have 30s this weekend, with windy conditions sunday through tuesday. there a major storm, though. then cold temperatures return next week. thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be