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tv   Early Today in Iowa  NBC  February 22, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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plus -- a family of six found dead inside their home. investigators are pointing to a power outage -- and what happened right after that. and love is in the air. here comes the bride -- down the aisle -- to get married. and maybe to check to see if you're buckled up. an unusual wedding.... i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. temperatures are in the 20s to low 30s this morning... all of us are at or below the freezing mark with light winds. there is some light fog out there this morning, but it is patchy and, so far, not too dense. partially because we have quite a few areas with
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through... the norther counties keeping them all night. we will keep mainly cloudy skies today with the southeastern counties having the best chance of seeing the most sun today, but all in all, we will keep the clouds. light winds will eventually turn to the be in the mid 30s to mid 40s. we will stay forecast for you in a few minutes. we begin with decision 2016: three weeks after the iowa caucucses -- and the republican field is smaller, but there's still a lot to sort out. jeb bush dropped out over the weekend. this week, republicans and democrats are flipping the carolina. the republicans in nevada. tracie potts tells us they're focusing on this week and beyond. "we're going one after another. are we gonna
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donald trump, looking beyond tomorrow's contest in nevada to super tuesday. "i have a big advantage. but a long way from being won." rubio: "what happens in vegas is not saying in vegas." rubio hasn't won a state yet. but cruz isn't winning his key group: evangelicals. in south carolina, they voted for trump: "there is a division of opinion and the course ooa primary iss an ongoing conversation." the democrats are getting ready to square off in south carolina this weekend. hillary clinton is populr with the large african- american electorate: "if she winssig in south carolina and people think she will do then she's going to have tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super tuesday states and it's just a real problem for bernie sanders." "we are listening to the african american community." clinton's looking ahead: "i'm in texas right now. i'm in
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reaching out to everybody." texas, one of those 13 super tuesday states that could further narrow this race. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. today, the supreme court returns to work for the first time since the death of justice scalia. arguments g gt underway at about nine o'clock this morning. the court is now evenly split -- ideologically -- among its eight members. president obama plans to nominate a replacement soon -- but republicans say that should be left up to the next president. dozens of governors are in washington to meet with the president. he hosted the national governors association dinner. he says the people they serve don't typically think in terms of red and blue ----left or rightt -- theejust want to know people in public "i'm giving a voice to the experiences that all of us have. goes with it, is what wve seen in coffee shops, high school gyms, town hall meetings, backyard picnics. i think you, like i, believe that politics
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he says a government of checks and balances will only work when people are willing to work together for the common good. the time now is today, a man accused of killing six people will bin court. murder charges today. authorities say he shot eight people randomly at an apartment complex, car dealership and restaurant. six died and two others -- including a 14-year-old -- were seriously hurt. dalton is an uber driver with no criminal record. the motive right now is a mystery to investigators. this guy was not on anybody's radar for any reason. he didn't have a lengthy criminal history, he wasn't a known troublemaker, and yet here he is having shot eight people and killed six. police say there's no apparent connection between him -- or the
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hundreds of p%ople come togfther to remember the victims of saturday's dadly shooting spree.. a vigil was held at a church in kalamazoo. a second vigil was held at a high school for a student and shooting. new this morning: annther tragedy. a family of six x ound dead -- and carbon monoxide is most likely the reason. a relative found the bodies of a couple and ththir four childrrn at a home outside detroit. that neighborhood lost power on friday night. it appeared the family was using a generator. "no matter how long, no matter how many investigations you conduct seeing young children, an entirereamily wiped out is just a very very sad thing." the children were two, four, seven and nine years old. a natural gas explosion levels a new home in an oklahoma
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four other homes were damaged. vestigators say someone wenen to the home to check its sprinkler system. when he opened the door, he smelled gas and turned to leave. he made it about five steps before the home exploded. luckily, , e was not hurt. insulation covers the ground -- along with glass. no one was injured after a bus catches fire on the road in illinois. passengers say they smelled rubber from the start of their trip in chicago. at one point -- they heard a loud pop -- and then a big explosion. when i heard the fir boom i then the bus blew up and there was fire coming from everywhere. everyone was able to get off the bus in time. into what caused the fire. iowa city firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a duplex fire. that fire happened on little creek lane sunday morning. they
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about 20 minutes. no one was hurt -- but the fire rescue crews work for hours to free a driver stuck in a trrck. a three car crash sent a truck over the side of a california interstate. the truck driver got trapped. the man was pulled out -- and lifted up... he was taken to the hospital. right now, the pope's push for forgiveness focuses on --- capital punishment. $& pope francis is calling for a one- yeye moratoriummon the death penalty. he's also throwing his support behind a conference set to begin today. he hopes that will spark a conversation that ultimately -- brings an end to capital punishment. later today, bill cosby's wife will answer questions under oath. cosby's attorneysare still fighting to stop it. the cass focuses on ght women who areesuing cosby for defamation. they say he called them liars --
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cosby has been charged with assault in pennsylvania. he says he's innocent. a class-actitin lawsuit is filed against a-m-c theatres... claiming the theater chain makes it hard for those who cannot see to enjoy going to the movies. the lawsuit claims audio description devices for customers who are blind -- are many times -- unavailable, have a low battery, or play the wrong thing. a-m-c as not commented on the lawsuitt you can say a couple in washington started their marriage on a high note. as in 35-thousand feet. they said their "i do'" on a flight. as jamie topkins tells us, the d- flight wedding was a kristy and jim larsen are still on cloud 9 after years now." but how they said "tagging me on facebook strangers the youtube videos before we even landed all the youtube videos they were up." the two love birds were wed 35,000 feet in the air on an alaska airline flight coming from l-a to seatac
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attendant for the airline.. she and her new hubby planned the big shabang.. to grant three wishes to her mom, billie jo.. whos fhting stage 4 cancer.. "my mother is the world to me." "anything to make my mom happy." billie jo has always wanted to see where kristy works.. shes always wanted to see where kristy lives.. aad shes always hoped to see kristy marry the man she loves.. she wanted to come out and see where we were at cuz she knew i was happy out here in seattle and wanted to come seee seattle and see our house here and just have a visual of what our life was like up here and that really it really touched me." a plane full of passengers looked on as kristy made her way down a very different aisle.. wearing accessories she designed herself.. its a flight of fancy not to be forgotten any time soon.. "it's been really overwhelming but really exciting and im glad
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and joy with people and really touch people and make their flight a really fun experience." in iowa. a door to door dash on the track. a wild finish in one of the most famous races in the country. plus, drivers have been revved up about this for weeks. tumbling prices at the pump... but is this the end of the road for big savings? mostly cloudy skies in the north with mostly clear skies in the south to start the morning... but we ll have mainll cloudy skies for the
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather
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complete weather information. here is additional foreest inffmation from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: mild weather continues for the next couple of days, but so will mostly cloudy skies. a few rain and snow showers may track through tomorrow, too. we have some light fog forming in a few areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather nework cameras will show mainly cloudy skies today, although some areas could see more sun today. we have temperatures ranging from the mid 20s in the south to the low 30s in the north.. almost backward to what we would expect... it is normal to the west with 20s in the north and mid 30s t the south. winds are northerly and light but will turn to the south later this afternoon. the difference is the clouds... we have clouds in our north with clear skies to the south... and more clouds to the west tracking our
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clouds this afternoon and a weak disturbance will track through tomorrow. this will bring a few rain and svow showers to the area, but there isn't much moisture available, so we won't see much accumulation of either rain or snow. temperatures will stay mild... we will ave 30s to the 50s in the midwest today and tomorrow, although colder air will head our way by *ext weekend. highs today will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s in our viewinin area with mainly cloudy skies and light winds. those light winds could lead to areas of fog again tonight as lows drop back below freezing, although stay above normal. we will h hve a few light rain and snow showers track through tomorrow with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and ligh south winds. we stay pretty dry the rest oo the week, bbt it will bee breezy wednesday and thursday and again saturday and
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and we will cool off. highs over the weekend will only be in the upper 20s to low 30s with lows dropping into the low teens by sunday morning. mild... we will have 30s to the 50s in the midwest today and tomorrow, although colder air will head our way by next weekend. highs today will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s in our viewing light winds. those light winds could lead to areas of fog again tonight as lows drop back below freezing, although stay above normal. we will have a few light rain and snow showers tracacthrough tomorrow ith highs ii the upper 30s to mid 40s and light south winds. we stay pretty dry the and again saturday and sunday the time is bucket after bucket -- the points added up. a oung n-b-a star does
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handful of times ever. plus, with a hop, skip and a jump, this eagle is free once again. it took a little work to get her on the road -- or flight to -- recovery. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in grundy center, la porte city, saint lucas and all
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and in iowa -- dells two different stories this morning. the average price nationally is 1-77. that's down a nickel from two weeks ago. however, prices are up in many cities in iowa. in some spots, you're paying 15 to 17 cents more in the last week. still, it's a far cry from what we were spending to fill up about three years ago -- close to four dollars a gallon. what a finish on the track at daytona. the closest ever in the history of the daytona 500. with one lap to go, denny hamlin
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lane at the great american race. john cena is a movie star -- but way. report before the start of the daytona 500 -- and walked right by him. he even got a pony tail to the face. history is made on the court. a a spectacclar performance by a rising star in the n-b-a. 20 rebounds for new orleans. that's the most points one player has scored in a game in two years. also, he becomes only the third player in history to have at least 55 points and 20 rebounds in a game. shuille o'neal and wilt chambererain were the others. good companyyto be in. instead of cheering on their teams, mascots come together for a very different reason. to fight childhood cancer. 138 mascots doing the electric slide. you don't see that every day. this happened in philadelphia`as
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they did it -- and also raised money to battle cananer. boy scouts from northeastern iowa are aiming high. 34 scouts from the tri-state area are now eagle scouts. they must earn 21 merit badges first. they also have to create a service project -- all before turning 18. "i'm pretty happy about it, my i did when i was a scout, i earned my eagle scout about a week before i turned 18, he earned his about a year ann three months before he turned 18." they say this is more than just an award -- since they learned several life skills. they will appreciate this. a bald eagle is being released back into the wild. a big crowd d athered in pootland to see her limp, hop and then take off. the eagle was trying to snag a duck caught in a fishing line -- when she got stuck herself.
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health before being released. speaking of eagles, some news to share about the decorah eagles. the raptor resource project says a second egg was laid -- this over the weekend. thiiis a live loooo at the decorah eagle cam right now. at last check -- mama bird and egg number two are doing just it's coming up: have you spent your tax refund yet? if not -- some spending tips to help you save later on...
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just when you thought you could take that tax refund you're getting and splurge on something you want...along comes another idea -- that could save you a lot more down the road. 2015 tax refund to indulge yourself... you are not alone. because the irs is on pace to match or exceeelast year's...77-million refund checks....that averaged about 28- hundred dollars apiece... ...many of the lucky ones this year have already spspnt it. "in an imaginary world i would get some season tickets to the
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but financial advisors say it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what you should do with your refund. "number one, pby off high interest rate deet and that's typically consumer debt like credit cards" advisor chris hobart says credit card debt is the putting refund money into an emergency fund ...that reduces the potential for more debt.. ...and then depositing much, if not all of what's l lft into a retirement account. "that means making sure your 401k or your ira is maxed out or more importantly maybe starting a roth ira" or maybe he says you withholdings... so, you aren't providing the government with an interest-free loan for next year. chris clackum, nbc news.
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a little later this year. it falls on april 18th. it felt more like april for part of the weekend in stern iowa. find out about today's forecast right after the break.
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mild and dryytoday with a few light rain and snow showers tracking through tomorrow. highs will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s for the weekend and it will be breezy wednesday it's and coming uppon today in iowa. the debate over privatizing medicaid continues. this morning, we're hearing from one eastern iowa family about how they'll be affected. on social media. one rapper's posts are becoming a nightmare for him coming up. ally crutcher joins us next.
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we've got you covered. this isthis morning -- a community reeling from a shooting spree that left six people d dad. the latest on the investigation coming up... plus... union workers are facing pension cuts that could impact more than 6-thousand iowans. twin sisters are known to sharf a lot throughout their lives, but a 6 million dollar lottery prize is not something they probably thought was on the list... good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and
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storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track s sen forecast. temperatures are in the 20s to low 30s this morning... all of us are at or below the freezing is patchy and, so far, not too dense. partially because we have quite few areas with clouds tracking through... the northern counties keeping them all night. we will keep mainly cloudy skies today with the southeastern counties having the best chance of seeing the most sun today, but all inall, we will keep the clouds. lighttwinds will evevetually turn to the south this afternoon. highs will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s. we will stay mild minutes.

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