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good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerryygallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. onl light stuff this morning, but it may include some light freezing rain and drdrzzle. we are not expecting much slippery this morning. temperatures are in the mid 20s this morning with southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph, but they will turn to the northwest later today. we don't expect a lot of accumulation out of this system but we will be mainly cloudy for the rest of the day with only a few breaks here and there. we will be mild, though, with highs in the mid 30s. as the winds tutn to the northwest, thoogh, those temps could start to slide. we will be colder tomorrow, but it warms up by the end of the week. i'll have that forecast for you
new this morning... a longtime fued between an iowa police chief and a county sheriff boils over. the police chief is now running for sheriff. and the current sheriff makes a shocking accusation... you knocked up a 15 year old and she had a miscarriage, okay?" the police chief says it's the voice of the pocahontas county sheriff -- he rereorded the call. the two men have apparantly been battling for the past two years...over which office is supposed to respond to crimes in certai areas. according to the fonda police chief, the allegations are not true.. "i can promise you 100% there
any truth to it." as for the allegations of assault -- the sheriff hasn't commented followinn the phone call about where he got that idea....citing the possibility of a lawsuit. according to the des moines register, the sheriff cut emergency dispatch calls to the police chief last month. the mayor of fonda released a statement...saying all county agencies need to work together. snow is a problem here, but in the south, they have their own problem. they're worried about tornadoes. this scene is along the florida panhahadle. law enforcement says at least 10 homes were destroyed, but no serious injuries were reported. today, the national weather service says a crew will be out to survey the damage. you can get a better picture of the damage here. in a town less than 15 miles away, first responders and volunteers had to pull a woman out of debris. in the video you can see the group form a human chain to pull her free. the workers first had to dig around the woman using tools
in mississippi, a strong tornado left one school to suffer significant damage. so strong part of the roof to come crashing in.. one student described what it was like inside. "everybody started freaking out breaking and the roof started falling in and stuff like that. it was all bad. it was honestly scary." the storm also damaged some cars and tore tree limbs apart. part of the town has experienced a power outage and many trees are down throughout the area. a town continues to mourn after two deputies die on duty. a viewing for one of the maryland deputies was held yesterday and continues today he and another deputy both shot and killed responding to a disturbance call last week... "it has been a hard, hard few service, and already the immense and we're expecting it's going to pick up each deputy will have his own funeral. the suspect who shot both deputies was later killed by other officers.
firefightes get to meet the kids they saved from a fire. 7 firefighters- 2 police officers- and 2 paramedics worked together to save two young children and their mother from a burning in our line of wor+ we see time it doesnt have a happy they come back and seeeyou. it's just nii to know that what we did make a difference.. the kids visited the firefighters at work, took a tour and even had lunch with them. smart phone apps continue to make the news -- not just for how popular they are -- but because of the dangers they pose. we're also hearing more about so-called "secret apps" -- which can lead kids and teens down a dangerous path. tweeting, posting, sharing -- mobile apps practically anvade our cell phones.
phone apps can lead to deadly consequences. a recent murder in virginia highlights just that. "her favorite color was blue. she was a very lovable person." 13-year-old nicole lovell met people on a messaging app called kik. you can stay anonymous, and send photos... it's popular with teens -- and police believe this app might have played a factor in her death. following this case, police departments in eastern iowa sayayik is now on their radar. "but there's another monster to tackle -- and that's secret apps. a number of them are out there, and require a password. vault t hide, smart hide calculator, hide it pro ... and look at the icons for these... they look entirely innocent." some college students know of them... "i know a lot of like high schoolers, middle schoolers. my sister is in high school, i wouldn't be surprised if she had one to keep things private or away from my parents." others hear about why kis might be using them... "do things like hie stuff from
inappropriate photos and things like that." "you get behind it and there's some nefarious activity going on." when it comes to teens being on their phones, susan entricken gets it. "all the time" she's a parent. a parent who stays plugged in... "as soon as i get on an app or get on one of the social media sites, there's a new one that these so-called secret apps. frankly, a lot of parents haven't. so we also talked to police. dubuque officers say these apps do what kids want them to o o... "blind the parents. because it'll have the face of a calculator, or other icons like utilities or settings." other ses of secret apps center around hard crime. "a couple of years s go we had an investigation that in that case, was for a child guns, drugs, nude photos -- and kids have access to the apps. the appeal -- dangerous. "if you were to have images of peopll under the ge of 18, and
illegal." for parents -- like susan -- it's an alarming conversation. "it desn't scare me so much that my kids are ddng it, i guess i feel sad that there are a lot of kids out there that are doing that." so what can you do to shut down`these secret apps -- one: monitor what's downloaded, ask your kiis about what's oo the phone.... police also say -- look at your child's phone differently. it's not a diary. "when you give them access to the world and communication with strangers and sharing images and files, that's not a private place." that's something susan tries to teach her three kids. fighting a false sense of security -- because once something's out there, you can't take it back. whehe it comes to alking to your teens, some advice that's worked in susan's house. "i would say talk to your kids, talk to your kids... and talkto your kids about why they feel the need to be doing that. i think sometimes we get lost in
what happening behind it." on kids' phones -- they're free to download. we have a list of other secret apps to look out for - and more advice for parents from police- on our website. just head to kwwl dot com. meantime three teenagers in eastern iowa have created a website to help victims of cyberbutlying. they say it's big problem -- and that it happens to "we feee that websites are a great way to reach people reach people, its not somewhere they have to come to your school or see your presentation. anyone can see it, any time they want." the website features stats on online bullying, tips to help...as well as a video the girls created. in the iowa gislature... some high school students are fighting for their school district's money.
headed to des moines to meet with state lawmakers, to make education one of the state's top prioritiess they wawa change to a unding formula that gives their district 175- dollars less per student, than other neighboring school districts... "i think each year that we don't don't get great education." governor branstad says he agrees the funding formula is outdated... but that it probably won't be changed anytime soon. the governor says iowa has used the same formula since 19-71. hundreds of iowa students could be forced to retake third grade... starting next year.. third grade students who can't read at grade level could be held back. that would involve 25-percent of iowa third graders. this summer... governor branstad is launching a pilot reading program to help students who are behind. about 40-school districts have already signed up for the pilot program. from the school districts that have.. about 4-6 weeks of the summer
reading program in the summer of 20-17 will be reevaluted to determi if they are allowed to move to fourth grade. filing your taxes.... it can certainly weigh on your mind, especially right now. and some students are offering free tax assistance to those who need it.. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in cedar falls at the u-n-i campus.. you caught up with h me of these students. accounting juniors, seniors and grad students at u-n-i are offering free tax return help... they say every monday and wednesday night they will be in the curris business building from 7 to 9... they are a part of a program called v-i- t-a... which is dedicated to helping low income taxyers.... students will electronicallll preparrand e-file both federal and iowa tax returns for people i spoke with one woman whose been using this program for 15 years... "it's just a fun time to come and get them done, and get them done
prprblems." in order to qualify for this program.. you must make less than 52 thousand dollars a year... students participating in this have completed a one-semester tax course... and have been i-r-s certified.... there are also teachers that review the students' work and make sure it is done correctly... we've got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. this program is going on through april 6th.. excluding march 14thh and 16tt. which is spring break week. a new movie showcases the inspiring love story of a midwest man during his battle with cancer. like most parent's bonnie and dan boyum are very proud of their son... all the ingredients of a minnesota made success story... everything but a happy feel this lump, and i felt it, i'm a nurse, i knew it was cancer." the cancer turned out
"it was just devastating, although it wasn't to michael... he saw positive in everything." michael's inspirational story didn't end with his death 16 years ago. "michael had so much faith, he said if god wants tttake me home at age 21 that's fine, but i have a high school sweetheart here." it's that love story bonnie succeeded in getting made into an independent film called "until forever." "i' not exactly sure when it was that i fell ininlove with michaeae boyum..." 'until forever' was filmedin the twin cities, and while it's a love story, the film also explorere michaels faith and how he touched other lives including his brother matt, who was suffering from debilitating depression. "mike always talked bout how life is just so short, and it really gave me an internal
boyum says she sure of one thing... for anyone who sees the movie... "in some area, it will change people's lives" the film will play in select theaters this moh. it's coming up on today in iowa.... the 1970s are famous for bell- bottoms and the rise of disco, but we'll tell you why apple doesn't want you to turn back time. plus... gas prices here may be under 2-bucks a gallon, but that's a fortune compared to what some motorists had to pay over the weekend. we're talking pennies. light snow and wintry mix are tracking into the area this morning. i'll let you know what that means for your morning we've got you covered! with jerry llagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa."
weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather light wintry mix possible this morning with some light snow tracking through toorrow, but brey and warmer for the end of the week. we have some light snow and light wintry mix showing up on radar right now. there aren't any reports of
aware of slick spots on untreated surfaces this morning.. the heaviest precip is to our west, but we will still see some light stuff. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will also keeps showing clouds and maybe some light fog this morning, too. temperatures are fairly mild this morning... in the mid 20s with mid 30s to the west as the clipper tracks in. the winds are stronger aroond sioux city, but ours will stay around 5 to 15, but will eventually turn to the north and northwest this afternoon. this system will brinn the bulk of precip to central and southwest iowa today, but we could still see liht stuff through the morning. we have
bring some snow showers to the state tomorrow, this one expected to be farther north, but still veryylight... and will keep clouds over us for a few more days. temperaturfs will be mild today, but will cool a few degrees tomorrow.. however, warmth is building nicely to the west and south... we will eventually see our boundary track to the north and bring us some warmer temps. today we will be in the mid 30s, but as the winds turn to the north, we may have falling temps this afternoon. a light wintry mix this morning, otherwise mainly cloudy today. lows in the teens to low 20s tonight will lele to highs in thhmid 20s to low 30s tomorrow with a few stray snow
tracking through. we could get up to an inch of new snow out of that system if it holds together long enough. we warm back to around 40 on thursday and will aim for the upper 40sson friday. we could see a few showers on friday, but we will it's coming up on today inowa.... paying employees to exerse does not appear to be effective, but taking away money just might. plus... two gas stations in price war down to pennies. but was it just a publicity
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record shohot supply. presidents day weekend is traditionally the start of the spring housing market... which is the busiest time of year for home sales. but acros the country -- inventory at the end of december was down nearly four percent from a year ago. the number of homes for sale is the lowest in a decade. some apple fans have discovered going back to the 19-70s can kill your iphone. it turns out manually changing aaiphone, ipoo touch, or ipad's date to may 19-70 or earlier can prevent the device from turning on after a restart. apple hasn't provided a reason for the bug, but plans to fix it in an upcoming software update.
not work ... but the reverse just might! researchers found out proggams that paid workers for achieving their daily goal was no more effective than having no incentive at all. but programs that gave cash up front -- which was taken away if workers missed their goal -- were 50-percent more successful. drivers in one ohio city got quite the surprise over the weekend. two gas tations got inin a bit of a price war. that meant drivers were paying just pennies a gallon to fill-up. but the dropping prices then caused a computer malfunction. and that glitch caused a gas station across the street to get in on the action. they dropped their prices to compete, leaving customers in disblelief... "i just filled my whole gas tank she only gave me five bucks and now i need to go get my change. hat's too funny." the price drop lasted for at
her adventures. he even has his own blog and thousands of facebook fans. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. light wintry mix this morning then cloudy and mild today. highs in the 20s to low 30s tomorrow with a few snow showers tracking through and then warming up for the end of the week and through
in iowa." this morning -- after the death of a supreme court justice -- the debate about what should happen next on the court grows even louder. plusus-- a boarding school for troubled teens in iowa shut down temporarily. the f-b-i is investigating. and we're hearing about another baby beingelivered on the side of the road. but this case is a ltle different -- becauaue of the weather. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagger. storm track sezen meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven
the clipper is tracking farther to the west and will bring us only light stuff this morning, but it may include some light freezing rain and drizzle. we are not expectinmuch accumulation, but untreated surfacesesmay become sllppery this morning. temperatures are in the mid 20s this morning with southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph, but they will turn to the northwest later today. we don't expect a lot of accumulation out of this system but we will be mainly cloudy for the rest of the day with only a few breaks here and there. we will be mild, though, with highs in the mid 30s. as the winds turn to the northwest, though, those temps could start to slide. we will be colder tomorrow, but it warms up by the end of the week. our top story this morning -- the
democrats want an up or down vote on a supreme court nominee -- when the president announces his choice. republicans have vowed to bloc it -- wanting the next preedent to have the choice. tracie potts has the latest developments on capitol hill. from capitol hill... "talk about cowardice! talk refusal to ive president obama's supreme court nominee a vote. "let's have a hearing. let's hear from our constituents what they think and then vote -- not say no vote at all." "the people of this country should send a very clear message: hat is not the way our nstitution wowos." they point out: anthony kennedy was confirmed by a democratic senate... in president reagan's final year. "the constitution does not include exemptions for election years, or for the president's last term in office." flash "we're in an election year, so i'm not going to pretend that that's not part of the atmospherics here." republican candidates insist the replacement for justice antonin scalia should not be president obama's choice.
it. i think the new president should have that option." "the praccical implications are nil. it's all about politics." they argue even if an obama nominee is confirmed, it could be too late to have any impact this term. in an op-ed posted overnight by the washington post, top democrat harry reid calls this "nakedly partisan" and says republicans are "insulting americans' intelligence" by blockig a vote. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. we're learning ore about eastern iowa judge -- whose name is on the list of potential nominees. jane kelly is a federal appeals court judge in cedar rapids. she was confirmed by the senate in a vote of 96 -- zero. she also survived being attacked on a trail in 2004. experts say -- if she's nominated -- she brings an
background to t te table. "to have someone who has experience as a public defender, court had that kind of experience" those who've worked with her call her a smart legal thinker. even prosecutors who've disagreed with her -- have high praise for kelly. as the president weighs that plans. he'll make s first viss to vietnam in may. he'll become the third straight president to visit the southeast asian country. the u-s looks to improve relations with vietnam, as that country worries about china's aggressiveness in the south chchna sea. just an awful scene in syria. this morning, we're getting a look at what first responders saw after airstrikes on seven schools and hospital. dozens of people were killed -- including children. a hospital run by "doctors without borders," was hit four times the organization calls the airstrikes were deliberate-- blaming the syrian government coalition. back in eastern iowa: a deadly
it happened yesterday along 16th avenue southwest. ronald jacobs' body was found inside the home. he was 72. his wife was rescued by firefighters and taan to the hospital. there's no word on her condition this one in north english. it happened sunday night on south highland street. when law enforcement and fire crews got there -- the second storr of the home was burning. here's a look at the aftermath. the homeowner, austin watson, was found dead inside after the fire was put out. he was 25. the iowa county sheriff's office and the state fire marshal's office are investigating. continuing coverage -- of the investigation into a deadly hit and run. the man arrested pleads not guilty. the victim was emmalee jacobs -- a student at iowa state. she grew up in ururana. investigators say she was hit by a cy- ride bus. benjamin clague was driving. he's been charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death. it happened in december on campus in ames. once again -- he pleaded not guilty. icy roads are likely a factor in
it happened yesterday on i-35 in warren county. the truck driver apparently lost controand rolled into the ditch. the driver was killed. their name has not been released. the d-o-t shut down the interstate for three hours after it happened. this morning, three iowa police officers are on leave after a deadly shooting. the shooting happened at a holiday inn lobby in urbandale early saturday morning. police say a man shot at police -- and then officers fired back -- killing him. three urbandale officers are now on paid administrative leave as the case is investigated. he's been called a renegade rancher -- and today -- he'll be in court. cliven bundy is considered to be the father of the anti-government movement that led to a deadly standoff in oregon. he was arressed last week a ater flying to see his sons -- who are in jail -- and visit the wildlife refuge where that standoff happened. he now faces several charges -- including assault on a federal officer -- connected to his own confrontatii with authorities nnar his ranch a few years ago. the planned parenthood office in colorado springs has reopened. a mass shooting happened there
some repairs are still being made as bullet holes can be seen on the building.g. security is also being increased. the f-b-i is now investigating a boarding school for teenagers in iowa. last month -- officers raided midwest academy innkeokuk overr allegations that a staff member sexually assaulted a student. that investigation has now expanded. some teens say they were kept in isolation boxes for days or weeks. the 90 studenens were removed d nd the academy has been closed for now. unless you worked out there or were a student out there, you just you dont understand what it was like. it's a privately- funded school -- without state- ordered placements. some say -- it was basically unregulated. a domestic abuse survivor wants iowa lawmakers to quit treating repeattoffenders withh kid-gloves. tiffany allison was attacked by her boyfriend several years ago. he was charged and convicted... but was released from prison after serving 10-months of a 30-month sentence.
'i'm really scared he's going to do this again and potentially kill someone the next time and i hard to get this legislation passed.' that legislation would require repeat offenders to serve at least 85- percent of their sentence. the bill was introduced last year... but failed to make it out of a sub-committee. this year, she hopes lawmakers 'hearing how her and other women were abused by this offender i think has woken a lot of people up to the types of abuse women have endured. state senators are working together trying to make sure the legislation goes before the full senate. some college students are helping people with their taxes.... the price for this help: nothing... it's a free service at the university of northern iowa campus kwwl's'samanda gilberttoins us live in cedar falls with more details...
there's students at the curris business building behind me... they are all juniors...seniors or grad students offering free tax return help. they help low in- come, disabled or elderly tax payers... many student say they have prepared for this... all are irs certified... and they say thhs program offers a real-world learning experience... "but it's one thing to learn it forward into the future." "and get some hands on experience. see if this is something i would want to o e doinn for my career." to t help from this program... you must make less than 52 thousand dollars a year and i checked it out last night... i spoke with some people who have been using this program for years as well as students who were trying this out because it was their first time paying taxes. everyone said it was helpful and made the process
we've got you covered live in cedar falls... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. this program is available every monday and wednesday night from 7 until 9... except for spring break week. a woman in minnesota gives birth on the side of the road. to make things more complicated -- it was 28 below that day. as josh schuder tells us -- her husband delivered their baby -- who now has a unique name. rogue maxa earned her name simply by being born. "any time that i envision her, like, not following directions or being in trouble i can just hold it over her head for the rest of her life i think." with a due date next saturday, ben and dexi maxa were not expecting they'd be heading to the hospital saturday morning. "so i woke ben up at about 5:30 and i was
and he's like, 'okay.'" the nearest hospital to the maxas' home in bigfork is grand itasca hospital in grand rapids, 40-mile trip. "ben's like, 'try what!' and i'm just screaming and he couldn't understand me." "at one point she had told me to stop. i said, !there's no way we're stopping, you know, we're four minutes, four miles out of town,' and she said, 'no stop, we're having our child right here.'" so ben pulled over the minivan to the side of highway 38 just outside of grand rapids, opened the sliding door, and delivered their daughter himself. "i was on the phone with 911, holding my phone on my shoulder and trying to deliver a child with one hand." to complicate things further ben was only born with one hand, but he says that didn't impede the birth. "i don't know what it's like having two. i ask people, like, 'how do you opate both of those?'"
maxas had a six pound, ten ounce addition to the family. the shock was so much it took ben a few moments to realize how cold it was. "we both were in shock for about fifteen, twenty seconds and it was 28 below zero and i was standing on the highway holding a freshly newborn child. ben wrapped rogue in a blanket and an ambulance arrived only a few minutes later. hospital staff say even n rural minnesota where some people have to drive 60 miles to get to their birthing center, rogue's story isone of a kind. "this is a very rare experience. it's very unique to grand itasca. it's never happened before in the time that i've been here." a one of a kind story for what promises to be a one of a kind girl. we till have a lot to get to this morning: if diamonds are a girl's best friend -- then this one is
it's one of the largest diamonds ever discovered... so how much is it worth? plus the cookies have evolved -- bubu the mmsion is still the same 100 years later. we're talking about the girl scout cookie season -- which is right on our doorstep. light snow and wintry mix are tracking into the area this morning. i'll let you know what "you're watching kwwl, we've gottyou covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7
weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: light wintry mix possible this morning with some light snow tracking through tomorrow, but breezy and warmer for the end of the week. we have some light snow and light wintry mix showing up on radar right now. there aren't any reports of problems, but be aware of slick spots on untreated surfaces this morning.. the heaviest precip is to our west, but we will still see some light stuff. stormtrack7 live weather network
clouds and maybe some light fog this morning, too. temperatures are fairly mild this morning... in the mid 20s with mid 30s to the west as the clipper tracks in. the winds are stronger around sioux city, but ours will stay aroundd5 to 15, but will eventually turn to the north and northwest this aftern`oon. this system will bring the bulk of precip to central and southwest iowa today, but we could still see light stuff through the morning. we have another weak disturbance that will bring some snow showers to the state tomorrow, this one expected to be farther north, but still very lightt.. and will keep clouds over us for a few more days. temperatures will be mild today, but will cool a few degrees tomorrow.. however, warmth is building nicely to the west and south... we will eventually see our boundary track to the north and bring us some
ininthe mid 30s, but as the wwnds turn to the north, we may have falling temps this afternoon. a light wintry mix this morning, otherwise mainly cloudy today. lows in the teens to low 20s tonight will lead to highhin the mid 20s to low 30s tomorrow with a few stray snow showers tracking through. we could get up to an inch of new snow out of that system if it holds together long enough. we warm back to around 40 on thursday and will aim for the upper 40s on friday. we could see a few showers on friday, but we will see a lot of melting snow later this week and that could lead to ponding on roadways, especially if the storm drains are plugged. could see a few showers on friday, but we will see a lot of melting roadways, especially if the storm drains are
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to win album of the year award twice. she used her speech to encourage women everywhere... and as a possible response to kanye west ... who recently claimed to have made swift famous --- she arned there will be people along the way who try to undercut your success. the voice of another star has a lot of people talking. adele sounded a bit flat during her performance. she cleared up the mmtery after the show -- saying the mics on the piano fell onto the strings -- which made it sound out of tune. she said -- because of it -- she's treating herself to an in n out burger. if diamonds are foreeer --- there's a big chunk of eternity right here. it's a 4-hundred-4 carat diamond found in angola. it's about the length of a credit card... and is virtually flawless. it could be worth aboot 20 million dollars. here's another gm. at least to satisfy your appetite. girl scout cookie season is here. in califorria -- about
now on today in iowa... protecting yourself from tax thieves. experts say the best thing to do is file early -- and we're looking at groups which help you get them done, now, for free. plus...she made national news for how she treated a student during a protest. now the professor's behavior at a different protest is getting a lot of attention and the dangers of hidden apps. they can look innocent -- but we take a deeper look at the
here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 m -- today is . 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. the clipper is tracking farther to the west and will bring us may include some light freezing rain and drizzle. we are not slippery this morning. tempatures are in the mid 20s this morning with southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph, but they will turn to the but we will be mainly cloudy for the rest of the day with only a few breaks here and there. we will be mild, though, with highs in the mid 30s. as to slide. we will be colder forecast for you in a few minutes. system but we will be mainly