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kwwl viewing area is under a wind advisory. we're tracking the weather -- and have information about how it could affect your day. plus...many people are waking up this morning anan cleaning uppthe damage from severe storms which ripped through yesterday. and, the debate over a their opinions. here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher.
storm track seven meteorologist is here now with your storm track seven forecast. the strong low pressure system but the main thing you will strong winds... they are 20-40 the upper 30s to mid 40s, but area. we will keep the winds gusting to around 50 mph today through tomorrow and i will let you know if the winds die down keep the winds gusting to around 50 mph today and temperatures will likely be falling all day long. it will stay gusty through tomorrow and i will let you know if the winds die down in time for the weekend in a few minutes. the weather is our top story this morning. power problems in eastern iowa because of the storm. right now hundreds of people are without power. picking up our team seven coverage -- storm track seven's
amanda gilbert joins us live outside in waterloo... with an update on current conditions. guys ive been checking in with police all morning throuhgout the viewing area. because the wind is still very brutal out here... as of right now... there doesn't seem to be any polls or trees that are down... but police say they have been dealing with this throughout the night... so be on the lookout. now here's a look at downtown waterloo this morning so you can get an idea of how strong the wind is.... there's garbage cans and ash knocked over and rolling around.... a lot of trees are bending in the morning... now i've checked in with alliant energy and mid-american energy... now in benton county... there's almost 400 people without power.... in linn county... there's around 116 people without power... very few people without power in johnson county,... in black hawk county... ive been told most power outages have been fixed... so call if you are
we've got you covered... live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news there was a poll down at the intersection of university and fletcher in waterloo earlier this morning... that has been cleaned up.... keep watching kwwl this morning for updates on wind damage and power outages yesterry -- severe ssorms ripped all acrossthe state. some of the worst damage was in central iowa -- this is knoxville, just southeast of des moines. trees going into homes -- and roofs damaged from the strong storms. this video is from downtown cedar rapidd as the storms hit yesterday. a sign is barely hanging on -- but it wasn't just wind. rain was coming down extremely hard. tornado warnings were issued in linn, johnson and black hawk counties. in black hawk counny, many people received delayed or repeated alerts about the storms. we talked with black
tell us theris a glitch in the computer system -- and that and hope to have it fixixd as soon as possible. new this morning...iowa city police are investigating an armed robbery. it happened at a home in the 400 block of south dodge street around one this orning. according to the victims, three men kicked in the door to the house. one was holding a gun. the men went through the house, demanded money, then ran away. one female victim says she was hit in the head byyhe door when it was forced oppn. she was checked out at the scene but did not require further medical treatment. hundreds of people are making their opinions heard about a proposed pipeline. the iowa utilities board is holding a public hearing today on the bakken pipeline which would carry crude oil from north dakota...through iowa...to a distribution center in illinois. many are concerned about the company -- dakota access -- usinnemininent domain, which basically lets the goveement use your property for a project. more than 270 people are signed up to speak. decision 2016...
in iowa or new hampshire today. all that policy talk from this week's debate is spilling over on the campaign trail. tracie potts is in washington with more on who'snswering those policy questions, and who's not. tough policy issues that stumped the frontrunners in this week's debate: "the currency manipulation they don't dicuss in the agreement." "china's not part of this deal." continue in ew hampshiree donald trump.. offering few details on how he'd humanely deport 11 million immigrants: "well, it's a whole management thing." ben carson - who now says he supports bts on the ground in syria - isn't elaborating on his bate comment that china is involved there: "i would have to refer you to some other people." ted cruz and marco rubio seem to be gearing up ff a faceoff. this was cruz in new hampshire last night, on rubio and immigration: "when the fight s being fought, where did you stana?" rubio's doubling down on tough talk againsttussia's leadee
"that's what he is - he's a gangster." jeb bush... who held his own amid struggling numbers... is targeting donald trumm's promise to send syrian refugees home: "wow. i'm thinking, donald to their slaughter. is that the america that represents?" divisions highlighted in this week's debate.. playing out on the ccmpaign trail. bush was just endorsed by former republican nominee bob dole. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. the democrats are getting ready for a debate on saturday in des moines. one man was killed and more than a dozen people hurt when ahouse explodes. this is out of new jersey. surveilllnce video from a building across the street shows the exact moment when the roof blew off the home -- sending debris high into the sky... some of the residents smelled gas in the neighborood a few minutes . . . or a few hours before thatat two people are in critical
including be one reason why a plane crashed into an apartment building. the crash killed all nine people on the plane in ohio. no one on the ground was hurt. the n-t-s-b says it found the cockpit voice recorder. this surveillance video shows theecrash. flames and thick, black smoke from the crash can be seen in the video. investigators will start recovering othr parts of the plane later today. a school resource officer is arrested after surveillance video shows him attacking a student. this is from a florida school. in the video, the officer is seen speaking and gesturing to a 13- year-old student after being called to the lobby. suddenly, the officer shoves the student in the chest and slams him to the ground. the officer pleaded not guilty to charges of battery and child abuse. police find one of the two women who assaulted a man at a gas station. while he was waiting in line to pay -- the two strangers took
he says he repeatedly asked them to stop and when they didn't, he called police. he eventually called police. really humiliated also, (covered) because when someone is grabbing your body parts without your permission, no matter who it is, that's just a violation completely.""& police are still lookinggfor the other woman seen in the video. an n-f-l player makes a rare apology for his behavior on the field. "i will apologize t t my mother. i'm sorry, mother. (reporter: did you hear from her about it?) "i did hear from her about it." he's referring to an incident from being credited for a sack i joining the n-f-l, working to move t san diego chargers and
the saint louis ams also want in... but no market is allowed three teams. l-a hasn't had an n-f-l team since the raiders and rams moved out of the mark in 19-94. middle schoolers are learning& what it's like to play sketball -- in a wheelchair. sportability of iowa introduces wheelchair basketball to seventh graders. kwwl's macleod hageman gives us a look. central middle school students call it new and fun. program director vincen liddle introduces wheelchaiai basketball -- to teach students about different disabilities. "they get experience being in the chair just like i do every day, and they realize how much athelete. "just because you're disabled or physically challenged, you're capable of doinn anything still." "wheelchchir basketball may sound easy, but it's actually a lot harder than it looks." "so at first, i had kids who couldn't do it, but then eventually they were in their wheelchairs they were playing p-e teacher kellap grant says students were unsure of the chairs at first -- but started to enjjy it.
that they normally wouldn't be able to do, that makes it all worth it in the end." grant says students are learning how to u the chairs this week -- and will compete against teachers this friday during special assembly. we've got you covered -- macleod hageman -- (nats... swoosh) kwwl news. you may remember two years ago -- someone stole a trailer full of sportabiity's wheelchaii from a ymyma parking lot in cedar rapids... about six months later, this man rick smith was arrested and charged with stealing the wheelchairs. by the time he was arrested, the chairs had been replacedd gnals body image issues in teens. researchers at cornell university studied 2-thousand teenage girls and boys living in the midwest for a weighhd themselves frequently were more likely t t have concerns about
were also more likely to feel preparations are underway to search for the so-called nazi gold train -- which could be hidden in poland. two men cllim they have documents confirming it. it is not known exactly what the train carried - gold, precious objects or military weapons. in september, military engineers checked the surface of the embankment where the train was said to be hidden. they found nothing, but the search will continue. a group of veterans touring the george w. bush librarygets a big surprise. the former presididnt showed up to thank them for their service. to for the rest of my life is helping vets in anyway i possibly can." he shook hands, posed for pictures, and signed books for the veterans. its coming up on today in iowa.. wind not just a problem in iowa. parts of the country dealing with wind...blowing around snow. plus...she lost her leg in a caca accident. but it's not keeping her off the basketball court.
from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your completee weatatr information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a very strong low pressure system caused a lot of problems yesterday with a lot of storm reports in iowa... we have several in our viewing area... wind damage reports and wind gusts reported up to 70 mph as the line of storms tracked through the area. some photos from yecterday... we get rid of the thunderstorms today, but we keep the wind. gusts willlbe around 500mph much of the day running between 45 and 55 mph this morning with a wind advisory continuing through this evening. stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be shaking most of the day.... temps will have a hard time climbing, but may be able to gain a few degrees today. i think they will be mainly falling, but it will feel cold no matter what as cooler air works into the area and wind chills arepin the 20s to low 30s over much of the state. winds are 20-40 mpmp over most of iowa with gusts to the night and will pick up a bit again for tomorrow.
the low continues to track through the area on a track that will keep the winds around through friday. winds will remain very strong totoay with gusts to 50 mph for much of the day. temperatures will most likely fall throughout the day. winds will stay gusty tonight, to 35 mph, and will create wind chills in the mid tens by morning. gusts to 35 mph continue tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 4040. the weekend looks prprty good, though, as the winds cooperate and highs get back into the mid 50s. a series of systems track through next week keeping a chance of rain in the forecast. with highs in the mid to upper 40s. the weekend looks pretty good, ththugh, as the winds cooperate and highs get back forecast.
we're dealing with wind here in iowa....recovering from severe weather yesterday. other parts of the country dealing with heavy snow. checcthis out -- parts of colorado getting more than 14-inches. the snow stopped falling in denver wednesday morning but conditions were worse on the plains, where wind gusts reduced visibility. its still come... she may be the first. a professional basketball player takes the court with a prosthetic leg. and they depended on one another in war. now...decades later...they can
two years after she was injured in a car accident...a basketball player reutrns to the court. with a prosthetic leg. the serbian pro player is believed to be the first disabled european player to play professional basketbal. she lost her lower left leg in the ccash. ast night, shh scored five points in her team's win. they fought side by side in war. they trusted each other with eir lives. now two brothers in arms are facing a different battt. theirs is a lasttng bond. "in march of '68, he walks in and says, 'we're going to vietnam. i'm your company commander.' i said, 'you gotta be kidding me,' and we trained middaugh is helping his army brother henry "bill" warner in another battle. "for our troops, he would have given an arm and a leg, so why not a kidney?" sitting in their hospital gowns holding hands, middaugh travell across the country from washington state to donate a kidney to his old pal, who settled in brightwaters in suffolk county
warner's kidneys failed after heart bypass surgery in june 2014, thrusting him into dialysis. after a relative and other donor poosibilities didn't work out, middaugh didn't hesitate. "there's a lot of meaning to friendship goes back more than 45 years, to fort carson, hearts for their service, during months of fighting. when they got a break, they used to pass the time talking about what they would do after the army. both men married, raised two sons and a daughter, but have lived thousands of miles apart. kept in mind a principle the army taught him: know your men line in other missions in vietnam, and this is no different for those missions, so to speak. he would do the same for me. there's no doubt in my mind."
track seven meteorologist is back with anotker check of your storm track seven forececst. wind advisory continues today. very strong winds will continue toay with gusts to 50 mph. the teens by friday morning. track through for several days a man decides to climb the pyramid at epcot's mexico pavilion. witnesses say it was almost closing time when they overheard someone say they wanted to climb the pyramid... and someone did! the sttt was recorded on cell phone video and witnesses say the man made it to the top and back down safely. epcot center security hasn't released any information about the man or if he faces any charges.
it's coming uuon today inin iowa.... a bus driver accused of distcted driving -- as the bus is full of studenn plus -- move over video games. a old christmas morning staple is gaining popularity once again. and we continue to track the wind across eastern iowa this morning -- another look ouuide when today in iowa continues. "you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered. this is today
strong winds moving throughout eastern iowa this morning. plus -- we're taking a look at some of the damage from yesterday's storms...when severe weather moved across the state. and a bus driver is being accused of distracted driving -- thth other driver says he has proof. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and
storrtrack seven meteorologist is here now with your storm track seven forecast. the strong low pressure system continues to cause headaches over us... a few showers will continue for a couple hours, but the main thing you wiwil nottce is the wind... a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through today for are in the upper 30s to mid 40s, much of the viewing area. we will keep the today and temperatures will if the winds die down in time for the weekend )n a few minutes. we've had our own power problems because of the storm.... in eastsern iowa right now there are many people without power across stern iowa.... we've gto an update on where the
main power outages are... storm track seven's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo with an update. this just in.... black hawk county landfill said they are closed today becaase of high winds... i've checked with police, and there aren't any poles down at this moment. now here's a look at downtown waterloo this morning so you can knocked over and rolling around... a lol of trees are bending in the wind... so definately be careful waling or driving anywhere this morning... ive check in with alliant and mid american energy,..... the only area that seems to have a lot of peopel still with power otuages in benton county.. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert...
kwwl news. keep watching kwwl this morning for updates on wd damage and power outages this comes after eastern iowa battled severe storms yesterday. downed trees across the viewing area. you can see just how strong the storms were -- both wind and rain. wind gusts reported up to seventy miles per hour. neighborhoods were left without power in central iowa. big oak trees crumbled. wind gusts shattered the glass at an elementary chool, and snapped a power pole at its base. today, a national weather service team will examine everything to figure out if straight-line winds, r a tornado caused the damage. and reports of a tornado touching near the des moines ternational airport you can see some of the damage here at the airport's air national guard base. people's worries over powerful el nino storms means big business for contractors, roofers and tree- trimmers. sharokina shams has the story. bardo ramirez, who was busy putting a new roof on this
el dorado hills home today, says if you need his t this one, i'm the busiest guy right now." that's thanks to people's worries over the potential for powerful el nino storms. "they very afraid. they say, oh! i'm hearing about el nino. el ninoos coming."" but ramirez says consumers should be cautious. competition." he says the demand for prices. or, if every licensed roofr is busy, homeowners might feel tempted to hiresomeone unlicensed. gary almond is president of the better business bureau. "don't do it. get your roof tarped, do something temporary by a licensed person if you and insured - or you're risking more than your roof. "the important thing too, if anybody gets hurt on your property and your homeowner's insurance could be liable, too,
compensation insurance is an in his case, he says the work isn't related to weather expectations. he'd been planning on a new roof for a while, and is glad it's getting ne. "there was a sense of calm the other evening after they started." the better business bureau grades contractors, which can be found online. the weather is also a concern in other parts of the country this morning. warm, dry conditions could help fuel a brush fire near los angeles. it started in the woods & wednesday night -- and quickly spread. no homes are being threatened right now -- but the rugged terrain makes it tough for firefighters to reach the flames. strong winds are a big problem in oklahoma this morning --
some people are being t tld to leave home because of the fires. the strong winds also downed trees and limbs -- leaving thousands of people without power. continuing coverage...europea n leaders are meeting to try to figure out what to do about the spiraling numbers of migrants heading to europe. the meeting comes against a backdrop of tragedy... at lst 18 people are dead after two ships carrying migranttcapsized off the coast of turkey. one was bound for the greek island of lesbos . ..and the other ran into trouble near a resort in turkey. russian ppsident vladimir putin told his country's sports leaders that russia needs to conduct its own investigation into whether doping is a problem the world's anti- doping agency accused russian track and field athletes of doping... with t te wrestling team at a training center in sochi yesterday college students walk out -- saying their ow school is d#ing little to repond to racial incidents. tom rochon, no confidence,
rochon, no confidence the walkout at ithaca college in new york comes on the heels of the problems at missouri -- where the university president resigned. at ithaca -- students claim public safety officers said some things that wereffensive -- and they're upset about an invitation sent by a campus frat -- aa invitation they call racially insensitve. this week, the student government association sent out an email asking for a vote of "confidence" or "no confidence" in the school's president. a man has a close call with a school bus.. and says he couldn't believe his eyes when he caught a glimpse of the driver. he says the bus driver almost sideswiped his truck.. and didn't even notice. it happened in virginia. he says it t ppears the bus driver had a handful of papers, and a pen in her hands -- as she was driving the bus with several students on board. "i could've literally rolled the window down the rest of the way and almost touched the side of the bus, that's how close she got to us."
system says student safety is a priority and they will investigate what happened. today, a retired u-s army captain rreives the mililtary's highest honor. captain flo groberg will be presented with the medal of honor by president obama. he was born in france and became a u-s citizen in 2001. he's being honoreefor his acacions three years ago -- when bomber. he is the tenth living medal of honor recipient from te wars in iraq and afghanistan. today, climate change is front and centntr for a space ency. nasa will talk about how the earth is responding to the increasing levels of heat trapping gases in the atmosphere and what that means for the c@imate. it will share new information from nasa's first satellite dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide. later this month, a united nations climate meeting in paris will focus on setting limits on future levels of carbon emissions. it's official -- the world's largest brewerres are merging. anheuser-busch announced on wednesday a final agreement to buy miller for 107 billion dollars. the new company will
make almost a third of the world's beer. target is selling a sweater that some say makes light of obsessive compulsive disorder... which isn't so funny to some people who actually have the condition. the red sweater reads o-c- d...followed by the words "obsessse christmas disorder." some customerssre demanding target stop selling the sweater. move over video games... toys are staging a comeback this year. the u-s toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in at least a decade following several years of kids choosing video games and mobile apps over toys. the toy comeback is partially fueled by toys based on hollywood blockbuster films. and you're not looking at a toy from a blockkuster film.. it's a real appliance. there's now a waffle maker that'll make your waffles resemble the death star from the star wars movies. its still to come... as eastern iowa battles wind and cleans up from storng storms...other parts of the country are actually hoping for
storm reporrs in iowa... we have several in our viewing area... wind damage reports and wind gusts reported up to 70 mph as the line of storms tracked through the area. some photos from yesterday... we get rid of the thunderstorms today, but we keep the wind. gusts will be tomorrow. current gusts are runninn between 45 and 55 mph this orning with a wind adadisory continuing cameras will be shaking most of the day.... temps will have a today. i think they will be mainly falling, but it will feel cold no matter what 20s to low 30s over much of the state. winds the area as well. they stat strong through the night and will pick up a bit area on a track that will keep the winds around through friday. winds will day. temperatures will most likely fall throughout the day. winds will stay gusty tonight, to 35 mph, anddill create wiid chills in the mid tetens by morning. gusts to 35 mph continue tomorrow with highs and highs get back into the mid 50s. a series of systems track through next week keeping a chance of rain in the forecast. the winds around through friday. winds will remain very strong
mph for much of the day. temperatures will most likely fall throughout the day. wiwids will stay gusty tonight, to 35 mpp and will create wind chills in the mid teens by morning. gusts to 35 mph continue tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 40s. the weekend looks pretty good, though, as the winds cooperate and highs get back into the mid 50s. a series of
as we deal with wind and rain -- people in parts of oregon have been waiting and hoping for snow. people living around oregon's mount hood have their snow-mobiles and ski lifts are ready. they got their first snow of the "when it's good, it's good and when it's hard it's hard. when part of the excitement too. every year's different, every year's new. wednesday's snow isn't expected to stick around. temperatures are expected to get high enough to melt it all away. its coming up... fewer students at one iowa college...means fewer facucuty members, sosoe people willlbe out of a job. and we continue to track the strong winds across eastern iowa. we're looking at i-380 near the eastern iowa airport -- watch the camera shake here.
talk to a nurse, find a doctor, or coordinate appointments with bewell 24/7. ononof the many services provided exclusively to wellmark members. call 844-84-bewell. across eastern iowa.... we've g gt an update oowhere the main power outages are. storm track seven's amanda gilbert joins us live with more information how the winds might affect you today,,..
guys- new this morning...black hawk county landfill is closed because of high winds today...we aren't sure whether or not this means they are picking up trash other counties right now to see if anywhere else is closed.... this wind is still very brutal out here... now here's a look at downtown waterloo this morning so you can get an idea of how strong the wind is. there's garbage cans and ash knocked over and rolling around. lot of trees are bending in the wind..... so definately be careful walking or driving anywehre this morning... ive checked in wiht alliant and mid american energy... there doesn't seem to be any we've got you coveed.... amand gilbert... kwwl news storm track seven meteoroligist eileen loan will have another look at the
forecast for us coming up in a few minutes. this comes affer strong storms ripped through iowa yesterday -- trees being knocked over including this one on gilbertville road in black hawk county. luckily nobody was hurt. and in cedar falls -- the storms blew the roof off a building whhch houses hay. in dubuque -- trees landing on this house. we got this video from our coverage partner at t-h media. luckily the couple who lives here wasn't'thome at the time. when they got home -- they were most concerned about their cats. we were afraid that they went out, got out. but we found both t-h...eisenhower elementary in dubuque hasroof and water damage in the gym, art and music roooos but should ready for school this morning. these storms hitting a larges area of the state -- this is from corning, southwest of des moines. some trees down -- along
and here's video out of iconium...where powerful winds and possibly a tornado damaged homes and vehicles. it's easy to see the damage and check out this damage a a a wwmart in knoxvxvlle. you see the truck flipped over, debris on the ground. part of the roof caved in. back, the water was pouring out of the ceiling. then they found out there was a gas lfak so they ususall get out. winds in the area reportedly reached 60 to 70 miles per hour. back here in eastern iowa -- hyvee had a different solution for customers when the storms hit. tornado warnings in linn, johnson, and black hawk counties. at a waterloo hyvee, mployees had customers go to the meat lockers to wait out the storm. "we were back from... all the way back to here. back to these boxes just huddled in shoulder to shoulder. managers at the store ssy the lockers are the most logical place for customers to go since they're sturdy and far from windows if you live in black hawk county -- you may have received a
delayed - or repeated text alert. we talked with black hawk county emergency management who tell us there is a glitch in the computer system -- and that caused all of those alerts. they are working on the issue possible. in other news, one womanns dead after she was hit by a semi while walking on a highway. it happened last night on highway 30 in linn county. according to thesheriff's office, the semi driver -- 28- year-old michael obrien of belle plaine -- as not hurt. the woman's name is not being released at this time. the accident is still under investigation. new this morning...the heated debate over a pipeline which would run through iowa continues today. the iowa utilities board is holding a public hearing on the bakken pipeline which would carry crude oil from north dakota...through iowa...to a distribution center in illinois. any are concerned about the company -- dakota access -- using emininent domain, which basically lets the government use your roperty for a project. hundreds of people are signed up to speak at today's hearing in boone. iowa troops are preparing to deploy to afghanistan.
the 649th regional support group out of cedar rapids be gone for a year. the soildiers say working as a (cg: john rose/ first sergeant unit 649) "we know at come home safely to our families, our real, our big family back home. i mean, the army is our family too." there will be a farewell ceremony for the soldiers on sunday morning at the armed forces reserve center in cedar rapids, declining eerollments leads to tough choices at wartburg college. three faculty positions are being cut. throughout the process several students have shown their support in the form of protests. "for every day that i've had what i've e eceived as this gift from my students in the form of support." the three people cut will have an opportunity to teach one more year at wartburg. decision 2016 coverage this morning. donald trump, carly fiorina, and rand paul all in iowa today.
yesterday -- senator marco rubio campaigning in davenport fresh off the debate stage. he continued to declare that defense spending is not a primary cause of america's nationalaldebt.. and talked about the v-a healthcare system. look at the disaster that's become of the va system. hillary they're making it a bigger deal than it really is'. jeb bush making several campaign stops in iowa yesterday -- you see him here at a town hall in waukee. some feel his ebate performance is helping keep his campaign afloat -- but he's not concerned about his low polling numbers. "i'm running hard and i'm running to win. i think i will win, i honestly believe it. its a lng haul process and chris christie telling a crowd in bettendorf he was exctied to get off the stage tuesday and head to iowa they want. you don't have t t write things ould be wrong for me to say who rodham clinton
the new kersey governor's national polling numbers are so low, he did bot make the main stage at this weekk debate. this week middle school students are learning about wheelchair basketball -- by trying it out for themselves. sportablility of iowa aiming to teach students about those living with dissbilities. the program director says students are usually unsure about the wheelchairs at first -- but the sport has been growing on them. they're interacting. they're passing to each other and making something i have a passiononfor." students will compete against teachers during a special assembly on friday. its we're wrapping up today in iowa with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
wind advisory continues today. very strong winds#will continue today with tomorrow with wind chills dipping into the teens by friday morning. winds will cooperate rain will track through for several days next week. mph. gusts to 35 mph will track through h night and tomorrow with wind chills dipping into the teens by friday morning. winds will cooperate for the weekend as highs climb back into the 50s. a chance of rain will track through for several days next week.