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and we're breaking down gas prices this morning. what's happening in iowa ia bit different than what we're seeing in the rest of the good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morningg i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track sevevn forecast. temperatures are in the 20s to low 30s this morning... all of some light fog out there this morning, but it is patchy and, so far, not too dense. partially keeping them all night. we will keep mainly cloudy skies today with the southeastern counties having the best chance of seeing to the south this afternoon. tomorrow but we cool down by the weekend. i'll have that forecast
our top story this hour... south this afternoon. highs will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s. we i'll have that forecast fo you our top story this hour... we're learnrnng more about shooting spree involving an uber driver. it left six people dead and 2 others in the hospital. the suspect is in court today to do not yet have a motive. "these were very deliberate killings." prosecutor jefef gettitig, describing the calm manner in which he says uber shooting spree. "this wasn't hurried in any way, dalton's alleged rampage played over the course
gunned down a woman in the parking lot. the victim is hospitalized, and expecteddto susuive... ....herrneighbors described the horrifying attack. (neighbor) "he was here to later, another attack - a father and his teenage son shot and killed at a car dealership. just minutes after that, police say dalton opened fire on five people in a rrstaurant parking lot, killing four and injuuing anothee. hehewas finally arrested just after 12:30 am sunday morning. a passenger who rode with dalton before the rampage described troubling behavior. "we got maybb a mile from m y a stop i jumped out of the car of the investigation says dalton picked up and dropped off passengers between shootings... invtigators think he was looking for more fares after the final attack.
uber issued a statement offering condolences to victims and their families as well as offering to help with@the investigation. new this morning -- everyone is fe folllowing n overnight fire in iowa city. firefighters went to 11 arthur street just after two- thirty this morning they saw fire coming from a second story window. everyone got out of the apartment on their own -- - they're now being helped by the red cross. the fire caused about 10-thousand dollars in damage. the cause of the fire is being investigated. firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire which left 50- thousand dollars in damage to a duplex. the fire happened sunday on little creek lane in iowa city. firefighters worked to put out the fire hidden in the walls and attic. they were there for about two hours. no ne was hurt. at least ten people are dead following a tropical cyclone. these aerial pictures show the scale of the devastation@in fiji. the storm one of the most powerful to hit the southern hemisphere. it flattened and
at least seven people are still missing at sea. fiji's prime minister has declared a state of emergency. family and friends are grieiving aftter a six-year-old is shot to death, while playing outside his home. it happened in miami. relatives want answers and are hopi the community comes together to (elp them find the child's killers. his dad says gun violence in the neighborhood is simply out of they missing they daddies and my son had a daddy. and his daddy's standing here before y'all fed up. he lost his brother in 2003 from accidential s sooting as well. an officer and a suspect both die in a shootout. three other officers are recovering. the shootout happenning in mississippi over the weekend. officers surrounded a home and after a nearly six-hour standfoff...stormed the house. one of the three injured officers remains in the hospital. rescuers work for hours to free a driver stuck in a trcuk. a three car crash sending a california below.
rescuers eventually pull the man from the wreckage and lift him up too the freewayy he was taken to the hospital. the other drivers involved in the crash had minor injuries. a bus catches fire on a highway. this bus just beginning its trip from chicago to minneapolis when it caught fire in illinois. passengerrsay they smelled rubber from the start of their trip. at one point -- they heard a loud pop -- and then a big explosion. when i heard the first boom i was in the bathroom ann i could was fire coming from everywhere. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a major sexual discrimination lawsuit. six women are accussing the universityyof tennessee oo turning a blind eye to sexuul misconduct...involvi ng some student athletes. head football coach butch jones addressing claims the culture at the universqty enables assault. "you know when you just look at the academic excellence,e,the
no culture problem." the lawsuit accusses the university of mishandling reportstsof sexual assaults by athletes, particularly football players. continuing coverage...the debate over the future of iowa's medicaid program continues as some question whether the state is readad for a major change. by march first -- the state's medicaid program is supposed to switch to three private companies. the transition was delayed becae the federal government said there weren't enough health providdrs that signed contracts with the companies. iowa senate president pam jochum still isn't sure whether "they have said to us the priority is to make sure there in nursing homes and so on." governor branstad says privitzing medicaid will save the state 51-million dollars in
the state senate passed a bill to try and stop the transition. the plans to privatize medicaid lead a company to close two of their in-home nursing divisions. kwwl's kristin rogers sits down ` with a family affected by the closure. seven-year-old carsen mcdonough requires full time mcdonoh/ mother) "itreally turned our world upside down aad it's not going to be the same. hopefully we'll get back to where we were but i don't know." carepro health services got rid of two of their on for care since just 6.5 months old. (cg: michelle jensen/ president and ceo of carepro health services) "it hurts, it was really hard for our employees. you know when we first announced it to our employees all they cared about were the patients." she tells methe change caaes due to medicaid privitization, she says there are many unknowns involved with "when we look and say okay now were only going to get paid the hours someone is in the home and kind of non of the other cost to do the buisness, that's'swhere we just couldn't afford to continue to offer that service." (cg: kristin rogers) "these nurses didn't spend a lot of time in an offic instead their offices were homes just
the home of carsen. two of his nurses from carepro have chosen to follow him to their new provider, however the family is left with two holes to fill. (cg: chris mcdonough/ father) "as it sitsswe only have half of the nurses, therefore we have opening shifts, which means we're not a lot of things on the table you know do you downsize? where do you cut? questions they're trying to answer.. we've got you covered, kristin rogers kwwl news. care-pro still offers other services. they say seven patients were impacted by the closure. around a dozen nurses lost their jobs. decision 2016...we're getting a
holds in the race for the white house. donald trump winning the south carolina primary by double digits saturday nght. he collects all ffty delegates in the state. and in nevada -- hillary clinton edges out bernie sanders in the caucus. but the biggest political news of the weekend...jeb bush ending his campaign following a disapointing finish in the early states... the face of the earthhi love you all, god bless you. march first brings "super tuesday" - which features prmary eletions in 12 sttes. ohio governor john kasich is blocking planned parenthood from receiving any money from the state the republican presidential candidate signing a bill banning the state from contracting health services withhany group that performs or promotes abortion. the bill does not specifically mention planned parenthood... but the group will lose more than a-million ollars in funding for health progrs. paying one dollar and 29 cents for gas used to be unheard of... but people in westside iowa are waking up to those prices this morning.... unfortunately... when it comes to gas prices in iowa... it's not all good
kwwl's amanda gilbert jojos us live in waterloo... she can give us an update on how gas prices are looking both locally and nationally. with this warm weather we're seeing here in iowa... you might be driving a little bit more than usual... i know i took a longer trip up to iowa city this weekend... but unfortunately... iowa drivers have seen a big spike in prices this past week. that's a lot different then enjoyed another week of declining gas prices. according to gas buddy.. gas prices in iowa rose by 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week... the state average price was 1 oil analysts say gas prices aren't going to get much cheaper we've got you covered... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. according to gas budyy.... people in
gas right now. the city has the highest average prices at the pump a2 dollars its coming up on today in iowa... a once-injured bird is free to fly in the wild once again. plus...flying is what she does for a living. and she decides that's where she wants to be for her wedding. it's all the honor the wishes of someone special to her. "you'r watching kwwl,, we'veeot you coveredd with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from thekwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for youu complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: mild weaeaher continues s or 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 lightfog forming in a few areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show although some 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 norml to the west with 20s in the north and mid
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 way. we will keep quite a few clouds $his afternoon and a weak disturbance will trrck through tomorrow. this will bring a few rain and snow 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 have 30s to the 50s in the midwest today and tomorrow, although colder air will head our way by next weekend. hihis today willlbe in the mid 30s to mid 40s in our viewing area with mainly cloudy skies and light winds. those light although stay above normal. we will have a few light rain and mid 40s and light south winds. we stay pretty dry the rest of and sunday and we will cool off. highs over
a bald eagle is back n the wild. she got stuccin a fishing net when she was trying to snag a duck. after nursing her back to health...en environmental group released her back to the wild in front of a big crowd in portland its still to come... her mother has three wishes and this bride wnted to make them all come true on her wedding day. which meant getting married...mid-flight. plus...mascots come together to do more than this. they're working to set a
lawsuit brought forward by seven women. eight women have sued bill cosby for defamation. they claim he called them iars, after they publicly accused him of sexually assaulting them. the supreme court hears cases today for the first time since the death of associate justice scalia....as we take a live look at our nation's capitol. president obama plans to nominate a replacement. the decision to hold senate hearings on obama's nominee...lies with longtime iowa senator chuck grassley a couple says "i- do" 35 thousand feet in the air. as jamie tompkins reports, the mid- flight wedding was a special favor to the bride's are still on cloud 9 after years now." but how they said "i do"... is really making sparks y on social media.. "tagging me on facebook strangers the youtube videos the two love birds were wed 35,000 feet in the air on an air." kristy is a flflght tendant for the airline.. she
thrhre wishes to her mom, billie jojo whos fighting stage 4 cancer.. "my mother is the world to me." (butted to) "anything to make my billie jo has always wanteto see wher kristy works.. shes alalays wanted to o see where kristy lives.. and shes always hoped to see kristy marry the man she loves.. she wanted to come out and see where we were at cuz she and just have a visual of what our life was like up here and passengers looked on as kristy made her way down a very differentaisle.. 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 that we were able to share love and joy with people and really touch people and make their
with another check of your storm track seven forecast. mild and dry today with a few thursday and again saturday and business has conventions -- even mascots. check this out. 138-mascots doing the electric slide. a charity called "mascots for a cure" raises money to combat childhood cancers. they brought the costumed characters together in philadelphia to try and break the guinness world record for the 'largeststgathering of mmcots in need to verify it. a rare and very cute situation in northwst poland. a female goat gave birth to quadruplets.
a key primary date approaches. and...after receiving so much water...the people of flint michigan are finding a need for something else. 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. temperatures are in the 20s to some light fog out there this morning, but it is patchy and, through... the northern counties having the best chance of seeing the most sun today, but all in weekend. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. we begin t tis half hour with coverage of the iowa
lawmaars continue the sessioo today ith fewer bills following friday's funnel. but some issues continue...whether there's a bill to address them or not. kwwl's amanda gilbert jins us live in the newsroom to talk about the challenges body cameras are posing for although the bill died last week... police body cameras are still weighing on many iowa lawmakers' minds right now.... they are confused on what to o with thenew cameras.... more specifically... what to do with the footage.... take a look at this video... this is shot from a police body camera in cear falls. k-w-w-l reeently did a story on the
a lot of law enforcment in iowa have been getting them because years... but with hours and hours of footage on these cameras....state lawmakers are trying to figure out how to store this footage... and how the public should be able to access it. we've got you covered live in the newsroom, amanda gilbert, kwwwnews. every uniformed officer in iowa's largest city will be wearing a body camera by june. the des moines police department estimates thcost at one-point-four million dollars. police officers across the state could soon be carrying this -- narcan. it's a drug used to combat heroin and prescriptio drug overdoses. the legislature is workingon passingg law which could allow emergencc personell to carry the drug. paramedics say it's good timing...heroin overdoses are increasing across the state. "theyre on the rise, theres no ifs and or buts about it we hear
currently only paramediis can adminsiter narcan. this bill would allow more people, like police officers, to carry it. the future of iowa's medicaid program is affecting care for iowans. care-pro halth services provided services for people like carsen...born with a disease that leaves& muscles weak throughout his bodod it takes special group of nurses to care for him.. care pro wasn't sure what privitizing the state's medicaid program would mean for them -- (cg: chris mcdonough/ father) "as it sits we only have we're not workinggwhich means we are not paying the bills which now puts a lot of things on the table you know do you downsize? were do you cut? carepro says seven patients are affected and about a dozen nurses lost
the future also unclear for thousands of current and retired union workers in iowa. the central stat pension fund is expqcted to go bankrupt within the next 10 years. leaving union workers at riskskof having their pensions cut by up to 70 percent each month. the cuts will impact more than 6 - i worked50 - 60 hours a week and thht's what all of us had to that. it's pretty depressing allegation of corruption and misuse of money by central states is said to be part of the blame for the cuts. senator chuck grassley has opened an investigaton into the issue. continuing coverage... today, the suspect -- who's an uber driver-- in a random shooting spree is due in court. investigators in michigan say jascn dalton chose victims at random saturday night. he allegedly shot people outside an apartment complex, a car
and a restaurant over nearly seven hours. six people died, and two others, includin a 14- year-old girl, were seriousll injured. as we mentioned -- he's an uber driver -- and some passengers, who don't want to be identified...claim dalton was their driver saturday night... the driver you're not the shooter are you? and he gave me have a pretty normal conversation." investigators have no motive. hundreds gathering to pray for the victims last night. this vigil at a church was e of two last night...a second held at a high school... "and when we're pulled towards darkness and anger and hatred, help us to think about the redemption that yu brought to us organizers asked people to pray
dalton as well.. he has no criminal record. he's married with two kids. dalton is expected to be arraigned on murder charges today. a family of six found dead -- and carbon monoxide is most likely the reason. a relative found the bodies of a couple and their four children at a home outside of detroit. that neighborhood st power on friday night. it appeared the family was using a generator... "no matter how long, no matter how many investigations you the children were two, four, seven and nine years old. a natural gas explosion levels a new home in an oklahoma neighborhood over the weekend. four other homes were damaged. investigators say someone went to the home to check its sprinkler system. wheehe opened thh door, he
he made it about five steps before the home exploded. luckily, he was not hurt. insulation covers the ground -- along with glass. new this morning...investigat ors have a lead in a decades-old cold case. but they need your help. michelle martinko was killed in the westdalal parking lot i i december 1979. police say there's been a in the case. officers have additional questions for a former tipster. anyone with information is asked to call police. a kwwl follow-up. the director of the f-b-i says the agency owes it to the victims to try to gain access to a gunman's phone. the debate continuing over access to the phone of one of the sn bernardino shooters. the f-b-i director posting on a blog the agency can't look survivors in the eye...or ourselves in the mirror...if we don't follow this lead. the comments come days after a judge ordered apple to hacac into an iphone -- apple has b ben resisting later today, bill cosby's wife will answer questions under
fighting to stop it. the case focuses on eight women who are suing cosby for defamation. they say he called them liars -- after they accused him of sexual assault. cosby has been charged with assaulttin pennsylvanii. he says he's innocent. right now, the pope's push for forgiveness focuses on --- capital punishment. pope francis is calling for a one- year moratorium on 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 -- decision 2016... three weeks after the iowa caucuses -- and the republican field is smaller, but there's still a lot to sort out. jeb bush dropped out over the weekend. beyond. "we're going one after another. are we gonna win georgia?! ya!" donald trump, looking long way from being won." behind him, there's a race between ted cruz andmarco rubio hasn't won a state et.
his key group: evangelicals. in south carolina, they voted for trump: "there is a division of opinion getting ready to square off in south carolina this weekend. hillary clinton is popular with the large african-american electorate: "if she wins big 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 "i'm in texas right now. i'm in houston." "we're reaching out to everybody." texas, one of those 13 super tuesday states that could further narrow this race. i'm tracieepotts in
dozens of governors are in washington t 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 right their job... "i'm giving a voice tt the worthwhile, even with all the gyms, town hall meetings, backyard picnics. i think you, like i, believe that politics can be a noble endeavor." governor bbanstad was among the governors at the dinner. today, the supreme court returns to work for the first time since the death of justice scalia. arguments get underway at about nine o'clock this morning. the court is now evenly split -- ideologically -- among its eight members. president oama plans to
but republicans say that should be left up to the next president. rapper "50 cent" will have to explain his instagram pictures to a bankruptcy judge. he filed for bankruptcy last year, but later posted pictures of himself with piles of cash. one photo shows him with stacks of 100-dollar bills that could easily add up to 50- thousand dollars. a judge told his attorneys he must come to courrand explain that. the rapper's been driven into bankruptcy by lawsuits. he's facing financial claims that add up to 29- million dollars. in health news this morning: h-p-v infections are down. researchers say that's clear evidence the vaccine is working. h-p-v is the most common sexually transmitted infection. the c-d-c compared infection rates from before and after 2006 . when the vaccine was introduced in the u-s. there was a more than 60-percent drop in h-p-v rates among teen girls. the people of flint, michigan have been getting all kinds of bottled water. and it's leading to a need for another service.
the boys and girls club teaming up with some other organizations to collect all those empty water "so today we have 100 volunteers out who are doing a dispose of all the water bottles that they are getting. they can also sign up for curb side recycling from the state and we'll make sure that they actually get curb side recycling. people also able to get new bottles of water to take home -- water that's badly needed in the city still recovering from lead-tainted water its still to come... as you plan what to do@with your tax refund...we're hearing what the experts say you shoulldo. plus...netflix is offering up a new service that may make it easier to pick the next show or movie you
ext. ""u're watchinggkwwl, we've got you covered! with forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is dditional forecast information 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 areas this morning. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will show mainly cloudy skies today, although some areas could see more sun today. we have temperattes ranging from the mid 20s in the e uth to the low expect... it is
the north and mid 30s to the later this afternoon. the difference is the clouds... we have clouds in our north with clear skies to the south... and more clouds this afternoon and a weak disturbance will track through tomorrow. this will bring a few rain and available, so we won't see much accumulation of either rain or snow. temperatures will stay mild... we will have 30s to the 50s s n the midwest today and the mid 30s to mid 40s in our viewing area with mainly areas of fog again tonight as lows drop back below freezing, although stay above normal. we will have with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and but it will be breezy wednesday and thursday and again saturday and sunday 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. 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 track through tomorrow with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s and light south winds. we stay pretty dry the rest of the week,
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refund... it can be tempting to spend it right away... but there are three big things should be doing with this money. the first is yoyo should pay off any debt- especially credit card debt. second...financial advisors recommend putting some of that refund money into an emergency fund.... also another good way to prevent debt in the future.... finally.... financial advisors say you should put the rest of your tax refund money into a retirement account. "that means making sure your 401k or your ira is maxed out or more importantly maybe staating a roth ira" and this year things are a little different.... the date to submit your tax return has been moved back 4 days. this year's deadaline falls on april the 18-th. we've got you covered.. amanda gilbert... kwwl news. this year... so far the i-r-s is on pace to match or exceed last t yeaa's 77- million refund checks...
with a lawsuit for not being accommadating to all movie-goers. a class-action lawsuit is filed against a-m-c theatres... claiming the theater chain makes it hard for those who can't see to enjoy going to the movies. the lawsuit claims audio description $evices for customers who are blind -- are many times -- unavailable, have a low battery, r play the wrong thing. a-m-c has not commented on the lawsuit. netflix wants to keep your attention. the streaming service is rolling out a multi-million dollar system to come up with better recommendations for you. before, recommendations were based on where you lived, but going forward, recommendations will be based on the viewing habits of customers from around the world. netflix's aim is to give you want to watchchit. good news as you enjoy your morning coffee. drinking coffee can help cut certain kinds of liver disease. a medical journal reviewed nine studies on the effects of coffee. it says two cups a day could cut your chance of developing alcohol-related liver disease by 44- percent. it's important to know that coffee does not balance all the negative side effects of alcohol on the liver.
scouts' highest honor. after years of service -- 34 scouts from the tri-state area are now eagle scouts. to earn the honor, the boys must earn 21 merit badges. they exciting news about iowa's favorite birds. the raptor resource project announcing egg number two, this is a liveelook at the gle's nest... egg number two was laid last night. we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm rack seven meteorologist eileen loan next....first...here's what's ahead on the today show. good morning. just ahead on today.. (v/o) after his big win in south carolina, is donald trump now unstoppable in the republican presidential rare? what about hillary clinton n the democrrtic side? where both races go from here.. with "super tuesday," just 8 days away. (out)
a man suspected in a series of random, deadly shootings is due in court today. he's fcing murder charges after allegedly killing six people in a weekend rampage in michigan. today bill cosby's wife will answe questions under oath in a lawsuit brought forward by seven women...suing bill cosby for defamation. they claim he called them liars, after they publicly accused him of sexually assaulting them.
today for the first time since the death of associate justice scalia.... president obama plans to nominate a successor soon, eileen is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. mild and dry today with a few light rain and snow showers tracking through tomorrow. highs will drop into wednesday and thursday and again saturday and sunday. thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be back in 25 minutes with more news and weather. have a great day. good morning. unstoppable? with two wins under his belt and candidates dropping out of the
feeling confident. >> you're going to get so tired. you're going to say please, please, mr. president, we can't stand it anymore. we don't want to keep winning. and i'm going to say, i don't care. we're going to keep winning. we'rgoing to make america great again! >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton reenergized after winning in nevada. with two more contests this week and super tuesday eight days away, is there anything left that could shake up this race? facing justice. the uber driver suspected in the michigan shooting rampage that killed six people and injured two others, due in court today. now we're learning he may have picked up fares in the middle of his alleged shooting spree. >> i kind of jokingly said to the driver, you're not the shooter, are you? >> this morning, what witnesses are saying about their interactions that night. high powered pressure. the head of the fbi urges apple to help hack into the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters.