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we've got you conow on today in iowa... the zika virus threat is widening inside the u.s. as one governor calls is a public health emergency. plus... almost the entire leadership of a small town is arrested, accused of taking kickbacks. and... is it a ghost? an a-t-v goes out of control -- so what caused this wild situation? 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
good friday morning. it's another morning with a spread of temperatures from north to south. where we have the deeper snow pack is where the cooler temperatures are. we've also had clear skies for a longer bit of time, compared to the east where the low clouds have lingered a bit longer. we will see a start with some sunshine, but clouds will be on the increase throughout the day today. road conditions show some patchy areas of partially snow covered roadways on the major highways and interstate. there will also be slick spots on some of the city streets as well, so do keep that in mind. storm track 7 live weather network in shows quiet conditions right now. here's the forecast for today. we will have temperatures in the 20s and 30s across the area from north to south with increasing clouds. there's the chance for some snow flurries later this
with a chance for light snow later this evening, and again as we a developing story this morning... a united nations human rights panel is siding with wikileaks founder julian assange. right now he's being held in an allegations. the panel says not only should he be freed, but also entitled to compensation. the ruling is not binding. concern is mounting over growing reports of the zika virus inside the u-s. the symptoms of zika can be very mild... ...but for pregnant women, the virus's potential impact on unborn children is devastating... it's so concerning, that one state is declaring a health emergency. reid binion has more. "we're going to get ahead of is we're going to prepare for
....comparing the state's response to the zika virus to preparing for a hurricane... officials are expanding florida's public health emergency declaration to a fifth county... ...as reports of infection continue to grow.. "yesterday we had nine cases. today, florida has 12 zika well in your home." and florida isn't the including warm-weather ...and hawaii... ...where the first u-s case of a newborn suffering brain damage linked to zika was reported this week. it comes as world health officials express concern that the global expansion of zika may continue "i think it's quite prudent to predict that zika will continue to spread around the world, 30 countries today, and that number reporting. health officials say at this
there's no vaccine to treat the disease. a man believes he contracted h-i-v from a blood transfusion. now he's suing the blood bank and the red cross. the man has not been identified but we know he lives in hawaii. he received blood during heart bypass surgery five years ago. "if you got the blood in the hospital, it's going to somebody. and for this to be contaminated like this is bad." the suit is seeking unspecified damages. a year after giving out a big clue - investigators are still asking for anyone with information about lyric and elizabeth's disappearance to come forward. hunters found the bodies of eight-year-old elizabeth collins and ten-year-old lyric cook more than three years ago... last year - investigators released information saying they think the person who killed the girls was very familiar with seven bridges park in bremer county -- that's where their bodies were found. we spoke to heather and drew collins.
investigators about every other week. and even though time has passed, they hold onto hope the killer "justice will be served. i do believe that. it just takes time they believe the girls were killed the same day they were abducted. if you have any information please call police. six people -- including one child -- are found dead inside a home authorities in chicago were checking on a southside home -- after getting a tip about a man who had not shown up for work in several days. right now, police said they have no reason to believe the public is in danger, but aren't taking any chances. "well i can't say for certain something all internal that was contained within the residence
a large house fire broke out in east texas wednesday afternoon. firefighters confirm the fire started in the garage, but aren't sure how it started. no word if anyone was home at a man's body is found after a fire in central iowa. fire crews responding to the home early this morning in nevada the home also suffered severe damage. the victim is identified as 36- year-old adam blazek. police say he was likely killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. almost all the leaders of a tiny town are under investigation for allegedly taking kickbacks from contractors. they also apparently took money from a person trying to set up illegal gaming rooms. the u-s attorney's office in san antonio announcing its arrested most of the leadership of crystal city, texas. prosecutors say the mayor, city attorney and others took payments and favors to ease city
decision 2016 coverage... the democratic presidential candidates square off one final time ahead of the new hampshire primary. this is the first time they've debated without martin o'malley, who dropped out monday after a poor showing in the iowa caucuses. both clinton and sanders targeted each other in a series of heated exchanges. they continued an ongoing arugement over who can be described as progressive. "do i think president obama is issues including the trade agreement. but, yes, i think he has done an excellent job." "it is fair to say, senator, for progressivism, i don't know anyone else who fits that progressives in the democratic party who have stood up time, and time again against special interests, against the powerful on behalf of those who are left behind and left out. in the latest nbc news poll, sanders
democratic voters in new hampshire the university of iowa is the home of new prayer spaces for muslim students and faculty. the school converted two former offices into rooms for prayer and meditation. one room is for muslim men, the other for women. the university has been working with the school's muslim student association since last spring to bring a designated prayer space to campus... "a muslin needs to pray 5 space? you know, i've heard of students who were trying to find a space in a stairwell." the prayer rooms opened this week. muslim students and staff say they've already used them because they're convenient. even non-muslim students have said they're proud of their school for being teamed up... together they found a way to honor some of our fallen officers... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... she can tell us more about this partnership and how you can get involved
black hawks will be playing against madison this weekend. at the game... there will be a raffle... put on by the cedar raise money. take a look at these hockey jerseys... these are what the crime stoppers will be auctioning off... two of the jerseys are in honor of waterloo officers... two for cedar falls officers... and two for black hawk county sheriff's deputies.... deputies tim peterson and doug norton... as well as two officers who were shot and killed while on the job in 1981 are just some of those being remembered... people can buy raffle tickets for these shirts at the black hawks games up until march 12th... that's when the drawings will be... each jersey has something on it to honor the officer it represents. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news.
will help the cedar valley crime stoppers... they told kwwl they are low on funds.... if you don't believe in ghost riding....perhaps this video will help change your mind. this is security footage from huber's store in fort atkinson. a man was taking his a-t-v out for a spin when he lost control of it. the stores security camera caught it all. as kwwl's olivia mancino tells us, the owners say they've never seen anything quite like this before. watch as this a-t-v barrels down an empty parking lot.. crashes into a wall..and starts doing donuts all without a driver. "i saw the video two weeks later and i said holy toledo thats a good view, that other camera doesn't show it as good!" of course, don huber is talking about the atv that went for joy ride behind his store. friend from down the street, thought it would be a good candidate for
"it was so crazy, it was like casper was riding an atv" the men handling the a- t-v stopped it from running into the power line... but couldn't stop it from barreling into the siding over and over again. "it came up these steps and just started throwing milk cartons everywhere" the atv owners were and in this town of 340 people...word traveled fast... "he had an atv and no one was question...do you believe in ghosts? yeah really, i dont know, i've got a brother thats seen a spirit or something so what the heck! good news no one was hurt, and the owners of the atv called the store owner right after it happened, we have the full security camera video on our website.. kwwl dot
it's coming up on today in iowa.... a movie star set out to achieve a new record - for the longest plus... some kids in iowa are being recognized as superheroes. here's the bus stop forecast. no weather issues throughout the day, but we are tracking some wintry changes in the forecast. details in just a few minutes. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with
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green over the next 48 hours. we aren't anticipating any real big hazardous weather issues. today will be increasing clouds with the chance for some afternoon flurries. there's a chance for a few snow showers tracking through tonight, but similar to last night that will leave behind a half inch of snow or less for the areas that see it. tomorrow will start off mostly cloudy with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. then on sunday we will see a slight chance for a rain or snow shower. the better chance will come sunday night into monday. here are a look at the latest road conditions. there are a few slick spots this morning, but roads are certainly better than what they were at this time yesterd
iowa. the snow we saw early afternoon is well off to our east. a wider view shows a mix of clouds and clear skies across eastern iowa. we will see an increase in clouds today, similar to yesterday. later this afternoon we will be tracking a weak area of low pressure that will give us the chance for afternoon snow flurries or a light snow shower later this evening. similar to yesterday there will be a dusting to less than a half inch. here are the current temperatures from our weather trackers. a mix of single digits and teens. current temperatures across
range of temperatures from north to south. winds are calm to 15 miles per hour, and that is creating some cooler wind chills, but nothing too bad. that could change next week. more on that in just a minute. here's future track. we will have increasing clouds throughout the day today. later this afternoon, we will see the chance for a few flurries, with the chance for a stray light snow shower later this evening. but that system quickly moves to the east, so most of tonight will be dry. it will be mostly cloudy, with decreasing clouds tomorrow afternoon. here's the forecast for today. we will have temperatures in the 20s and 30s across the area from north to south with increasing clouds. there's the chance for some snow flurries later this afternoon,
chance for light snow later this evening, and again as we head late into the weekend. temperatures tonight will be in the 20s. here's the storm track 7 day changing to snow into monday. temperatures into next week. an iowa hospital has declared 20-16 the year of the superhero. the sioux city hospital honored all of their own superheroes and announced their goals for the new year. sizes, and the hospital recognized the bravery of these kids... "all of us are really into this children's healthcare and that's what we have to celebrate so it's worth taking some time out and saying thank
the children's miracle network beat their 20-15 fundraising goal of $340-thousand, and the goal this year is set at $400- thousand. it's coming up on today in iowa.... the political ads have come and gone, but we'll tell you what will soon bring iowa back into the national spotlight. plus... he became an online sensation for riding his horse wearing a dinosaur suit. but that's not the only tricks this man has up his sleeve. stay with k-w-w-l, we've got you covered. the caucuses kept iowa in the (vo) with thousands of quality pre-owned vehicles... and exceptional customer service, head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone...
that same attention is about to return. next month des moines will host tt first and seeond rounds of the n-c-double-a basketball tournament. the tournament will be hard to miss... banners like these will eventually go up around the city. the convention and we know were a great sports people dont know what a great sports city we are so now is our time to shine the tournament begins march 17th. the monthly job numbers will be released. these include the unemployment rate, average hourly earnings, and payrolls. the u-s job market strengthhned at the enn of 2015 - posting its second- best year of job gains since 1999.
buyers... average long-term u-s mortgages have fallen foo the fifth straight week. freddie mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 3.72 percent this week. that's down from last week, and it's the lowest since it averaged 3.68 percent in april of last year. what's going up... is americans' spending on valentine's day. as americans spoil their loved ones, they'll spend an average of nearly $150 on flowers, candy, stuffed animals, jewelry and other gifts this valentine's daa. that's about 4- dollars and 50 cents more than last year. so what is the gift most people will be spending heir money on? 50 percent of those surveyed said they plan to buy candy. a unique publicity stunt at the london premiere of the new "zoolander" movie. star ben stitiler went for a gunniess world record for the longest selfie stick.
ferrell, kristen wiig and other stars from the movie. the selfie stitik was almost 28 feet long. fans cheered as a guinness official certified the record. a man in mississippi became an online sensation for riding his horse wearing a dinosaur suit. but he's not just a viral video star. he's also a champion horseback ridee. michael gascon's videos with his horse tito have received about 2 million views online. but he also comes from generations of horseback riders. he performs all around the country with his horse i icluding tricks like jumping rope and kicking soccer balls... "he'll be going in a pitch black he says it's all about the bond
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in iowa." now on todody in iowa: the race is tightening up -- and you can tell on the debate the other doesn't back dwn. plus, an intense rescue mission. on a mountain. and one winning lottery ticket worth 63 million dollars. the problem is -- no one knows where it's at -- and the winner is running out of time.
where the cooler temperatures are. we've also had clear skies for a longer bit of time, compared to the east where the low clouds have lingered a bittlonger. we will see a start with someesunshine, but clouds will be on the increase throughout the day today. road and interstate. there will also we will have temperatures in the and again as we head late into democrats turn up the heat on each other.. bernie sanders and hillary clinton go one-on-one -- just days before the new hampshire primary.
the polls -- but as tacie potts shows us she came out swinging. got something to say, say it be tough on wall street becacase she's taken so much money from them. "you will not find that i ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that i ever received." "what we need to do is to stand up to the big mon interests"" have a superpac." they debated paying for campaigns... and paying for free college and free healthcare. "i do not accept the belief that the united states of america can't do that." "the numbers just don't add up from what senntor sanders has been proposing." on foreign policy the demomoats disagreed on how quicklylyto normalize relations with iran: "you don't just rush in, open the door and say 'here i am, let's talk and make a deal.'" "those are exactly the people you have to talk to and you have to negotiate with." united in principle, but drawing distinctions on how to get things done. their next debate is next thursday in wisconsin, after the primary.
washington, now back to you. anoththr twist in thehee-mail controversy that's hovered over clinton. the state department's been looking into how other colin powell and stafmembers for condoleezza ice also got classified information from persosoal e-mail accounts. for the past year, clinton has been blasted by republicans for using a personal e-mail server when she was secretary of state. right now, two police officers are in the hospital -- after being shot on the job. it happened in new york. they wereen patrol in a ublic shot them. one officer was hit in the face, the other in the stomach... "thank god so far, in both cases, their condition is good" police say the suspect latat took his own life.
behind bars -- charged with murdering a teenager. the soldiers -- based at fort bliss, texas -- are accused of executing a 16- year-old. authorities believe the shooting happened over a drug deal. more help is on ththy way for syrian refugees. world leaders meeting in london pledged more than 10-billion dollars. the u-s pledged 890-million this year. secretary of state john kerry said the crisis inside syria should tear at the conscience of everyone. u-n agencces asked for money to help support schools, shelters and jobs for refugees from syria's civil war. a man is recovering after a dangerous rescue caught on camera. crews lifted him off the side of a dam after he spent days stuck on a mountain. the video is from washington state. the man is homeless. he jumped a fence and planned to set up camp there. but later realized -- he couldn't get out. even after days with little food or water -- the man only had minor injuries. in the iowa legislature... senate democrats want to stop medicaid from being privatized in iowa.
require the department of human services to give 30 days notice to end the contracts three companies have witht he state to manage medicaid. the house speaker says it won't make it through the house. caught on camera --- an inmate escaping after bei in court. using his clothes to hide handcuffs --the inmate in washington gets away -- even running barefoot. he sprints out the front dodor -- but police caught up with him about three miles away. this county says it has a pretty good record of keeping track of inmates- but they'll now change their policies after what happened... years and two hundred five thousand inmates back to court and have zero escapes, that's the goal and i think that's achievable" it's the second time this same inmate has escaped. it's life in prison -- again -- for an iowan who killed his three-year--d cousin. edgar concepcion jr., from charles city, was found guilty of murdering krystel banes in 2009. he was 14 at the time --and was sentenced a year later to life in prin.
had to be re-sentenced. this week -- he was still given a life sentence -- but with the chance of parole this time. continuing coverage this mornimg: the investigation into a deadly crash ontinues today. three people died arly thursday morning on highway 30 near keystone. authorities say the driver of a minivan lost control -- another car crashed into it. then, two other cars crashed. the iowa state patrol says ten people werer inside the van at the time of the crash -- two of them were thrown out. the victims' names have not been released yet. one person has died after an suv hit a bridge pillar. it happened on highway 63 in mahaska county. the victim's name has not been a drug case leads police to a puppy mill. police in wichita, kansas found 20 dogs during a drug investigation. some of the dogs were being kept in cages. police believe someone was selling themn crigslst cation with 20 to 40 more dogs. the parents of the dubuque toddler who shot himself in the
now faces charges. raven harris and willie horsley both ffce child endangerment charges after their son was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound. it happened more than a month ago on main street in downtown dubuque. court documents show the 2-year-old shot himself in the face with a 45- caliber handgun that was kept in the house. o eastern iowa organizations to startrta unique raffle... a raffle dedicated to honoring some of our police officers and deputies that passed away... kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... she can tell us more about this raffle. it is cold out this morning... but the weather we've been having this week isn't going to stop people from heading out to young arena this weekend for when the waterloo blackhawks play against madison. at the game.... these hockey jerseys will be here.... instead of hockey players names on them... the jerseys represent different
officers in the cedar valley.:: there's two jerseys for fallen waterloo officers... two for fallen cedar falls officers...and two for fallen black hawk county residents. they are part of a rafff out on goes on until the march 12 game against sioux city when the winners will be announced we've got you covered live in waterloo....amanda gilbert... kwwl news. when entering your ticket in the raffle you can choose whether or hawk county jerseys if you win. how to spot a super crook. th's one thing police need to know because of a hot ticket. the super bowl is sunday. jay big day. "everybody welcome to san francisco! the host of super bowl 50." it is -literally- the golden ticket... and as we get closer to kickoff - a tough ticket for you're ever going to get the opportunity to go" for dennis and judy brubaker.. life-long broncos fans.. super sunday.. will be
"that's our anniversary, on february 7. the day of the super first super bowl.. with a romantic dinner.. "i'll buy her a beer and a hot dog," for the those who don't have a seat yet.. time, and the ticket supply are running short.. "so it is a situation where this issue. there is less supply that you're paying the price.. you'll want to make sure at ticket that has a great deal of security features." some you can't see.. others that arr obvious.. "there's a hologram here you disappear and reappear." on a ticket.. to a
the game kicks off on sunday and many hawkeye fans have a special rooting interest. james ferentz -- former hawkeye -- and son of head coach kirk ferentz plays for the broncos. it won't be long before we're talking a lot about another big sporting event summer games in rio begin. some american olympic stars recently opened up about their expectations. "i wanted to get back in the water again. i wanted to compete. there's some unfinished business that i have, and i just had the passion and the desire to get back in." this will be the first time in olympic history a south american country has hosted the games. rio beat out chicago, madrid and tokyo. we still have a lot to get to
instead of the 64 million dollar question, it's t t 63 million dollar mystery. who won the jackpot? no one knows... and even if someone did, the winner might be out of luck now. plus -- an officer wants to retire with his k-9, but there's a roadblock no one saw coming -- and d leaves a lot of people wondering how this could happen.
day, but we are tracking some wintry changes in the forecast. details in just a few minutes. jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. "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: welcome back i'm meteorologist kyle kiel. threat tracker is in the green over the next 48 hours. we aren't anticipating any real big hazardous weather issues. today will be
chance for some afternoon flurries. there's a chance for a few snow showers tracking through tonight, but similar to last night that will leave behind a half inch of snow or less for the areas that see it. tomorrow will start off mostly cloudy with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. then on sunday we will see a slight chance for a rain or snow shower. the better chance will come sunday night into monday. here are a look at the latest road conditions. there are a few slick spots this morning, but roads are certainly better than what they were at this time yesterday. eastern iowa. the snow we saw early last night and late yesterday afternoon is well off to our east. a wider view shows a mix of clouds and clear skies across eastern iowa. we will see an increase in clouds today, similar to yesterday. later this afternoon we will be tracking a weak area of low pressure that will give us the chance for afternoon snow flurries or a light snow shower later this evening. similar to yesterday there will be a dusting to less than a half inch. here are the current temperatures from our weather trackers. a mix of single
current temperatures across eastern iowa show that wide range of temperatures from north to south. winds are calm to 15 miles per hour, and that is creating some cooler wind chills, but nothing too bad. that could change next week. more on that in just a minute. here's future track. we will have increasing clouds throughout the day today. later this afternoon, we will see the chance for a few flurries, with the chance for a stray light snow shower later this evening. but that system quickly moves to the east, so most of tonight will be dry. it will be mostly cloudy, with decreasing clouds tomorrow afternoon. here's the forecast for today. we will have temperatures in the 20s and 30s across the area from north to south with increasing clouds. there's the chance for some snow flurries later this afternoon, with a chance for light snow later this evening, and again as we head late into the weekend. temperatures tonight will be in the 20s. here's the storm track 7 day forecast. chance for rain and snow late sunday,,quickly changing to snow into monday. there could be some accumulation and it will be blowing around with gusty winds and colder
the super bowl isn't t he only temperatures tonight will be in the 20s. here's he storm track 7 day forecast. chance for rain and snow late sunday, quickly changing to snow into monday. there could be ome accumulation and ititill be blowingngaround withh gusty winds and colder temperatures into next week. the super bowl isn't the only big party happening. it's a big carnival weekend in new orleans. they're getting ready for mardi
there's a new sheriff in new orleans for the carnival weekend... and its a "party bus" police are using something called the booking bus. it acts like a full booking room at the jail. officers say it saves time and keeps them on the street -- where they are needed most. the bengals didn't make the super bowl -- so what's a tiger to do? one in des moines still has to make a bronco? plus this is taking golf to a new level. from a machine to the green. i've never seen a hole in one like this. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in dike, dundee, durango and all of this morning -- the future looks (vo) shop all makes, models and colors in your neighborhood... all with worry-free ownership. head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone...
bright for a retired officer and his k-9 partner. the officer will be allowed to keep the dog after all. there was an uproar on social media when people learned a retiring ohio kk9 -- ajax -- had to be sold because he was considered city property and could still work. a lawyer did some digging and found the definition of a canine unit -- which includes the handler, not just the dog. that lets the handler be first in line to buy the dog. so he did for one dollar. so now, there's a question about what to do with 70- thousand dollars raised through a go-fund-me page. "we're gonna continue with it and we're just gonna make sure that money gets to the right area and we're gonna make the law change." so -- with the dust now settled -- ajax is his home with the officer -- who has
broncos or panthers? who do you like in sunday's super bowl? a tiger at blank park zoo in des moines knows. the animal was supposed to pick ends up going for the panthers box, knocking it over, and chewing it up. eventually, the super bowl champs will get to do what the n-b-a's best did on thursday -- and that's visit the white house. the president honored the golden state warriors. after winning it all last year, they're trying to make history "it is rare to be in the presence of guys from the greatest team in nba history. so we're pretty house. steve kerr from the 1995-96 chicago bulls." kerr is also the coach of the warriors -- who could break the in his prime, eldrick "tiger"
because he made the game of golf look so easy. this week, a different "eldrick" took "robotic" to new heights. that mass of metal on the 16th tee is "l-dric" -- or "launch directional robot intelligenn circuitry." watch it sink a hole-in-one on the par-three 16th at tpc scottsdale...the very same hole where tiger woods hit an ace about 20 years ago. the huge gallery goes wild, showering the green with drinks to salute the cyborg. there is one very unlucky jackpot winner out there -- even if they don't know it. the winner of a 63-million dollar lottery prize in california had until yesterday to come forward and claim it. no one did. that means the money will be given to california schools. one person claiming to have the winning ticket is suing the lottery.
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