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let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. good thursday morning. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s south. the snow melt will continue, adding moisture to the low levels of the atmosphere, so patchy areas of drizzle are possible this evening and overnight across the north, but for the most part we stay dry. winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 mph, gusting higher. the wind picks up 20 to 30 mph tonight and into friday. friday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 40s north, to near 60 south with gusty winds. the weekend will be a bit cooler, but temperatures will be above average in the 40s. the above average temperatures will
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your forecast for today. we will have temperatures in the 40s to near 50 degrees with windy conditions. details on warmer temperatures coming up in just a few minutes. new developments this morning in donald trump is losing steam. ted cruz is gaining momentum. and marco rubio has a new ally in south carolina. tracie potts breaks it down for us -- just two days before the " the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c." that's ted cruz, announcing his two-point lead over donald trump our latest in nbc wall street journal poll. "i think somebody at the wall street journal doesn't like me." statistically it's a tie, but trump is down 7 and cruz is up 8 points just two days before south carolina's primary. "republican voters are taking one more
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decide whether donald trump is really the person they want to nominate for president or not." now trump is threatening a lawsuit over this cruz ad: trump says that's old - he's now is pro-life. "it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever heard." "please donald - file this lawsuit." at that same event marco rubio denounced president obama's trip to cuba. "he's probably not going to invite me." rubio just picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor, over jeb bush. "i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me." two more days to more disappointment or - a push foward - for the six republicans left in this race. i'm tracie potts in washington - back to you. how long has it been since a sitting u-s president visited cuba? how about 1928. calvin coolidge was the last one. until next month. as you just heard in the tracie potts report -- president obama is going to
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the white house is expected to announce his travel plans later today. the visit will mark another step between the two countries to heal a relationship -- after decades of cold war friction. on tuesday -- the u-s and cuba signed a deal restoring commercial air travel. engineers are on the clock in flint, michigan. the governor says they have one month to find the underground pipes that are contaminating the city's drinking water. the governor is under pressure to move quickly. today, the health and human services secretary sylvia burwell will be in flint to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. she'll also visit a health center giving tests and health care services to families and children who've been affected by lead-contaminated water. new this morning: an iowa police chief under fire. an investigation by the mayor's office in dension found racist and pornographic pictures from -- the police chief -- on a shared city computer drive. that now has people protesting. former police officer claims he
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own employees -- putting pictures of their heads on different things. the city attorney says the lewd images were created on the police chief's own private computer. they don't know how it ended up on technology seen by co-workers. i think any reasonable person would agree. basically trying to get it out there saying he this they are and it needs to change." the mayor reportedly disciplined the police chief -- but so far -- no details are being released about that. the police chief said he would not talk about the allegations. this morning, an eastern iowa school principal is off the job. last week, she was arrested for o-w-i. amber dietz is the principal at kingsley elementary school in waterloo. she was arrested friday on the corner of hillcrest and ridgeway in black hawk county. court records show she had a blood alcohol level of point-159. a spokesperson for the waterloo school system says dietz is not on the job, and a member of the school leadership team is running kingsley
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this morning, waterloo police are investigating after some homes were hit by bullets. at least 20 shell casings were found. police were called after a report of shots being fired on woodmayr drive last night. no injuries have been reported. a hot debate about guns in the classroom. the university of texas president clears the way for those with a concealed carry license to bring their weapons into the classroom. beginning august first, state law will require public universities to allow concealed guns in classrooms and buildings. it also gives campuses some leeway to carve out gun-free zones. gun-rights supporters believe it will make campuses safer. "as a professor, as a teacher empathize with them and that was part of this process with the working group, part of the two months of discussion, but in the end, as the president of the university, as the head of a state agency, i do have a responsibility to carry out the law."
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next step is training. back in eastern iowa, investigators say they may never know what caused a fire that killed two people. karen jacobs died on tuesday -- a day after her husband passed away in a fire in cedar rapids. an investigation found the fire started in the living room of their mobile home, but they don't know for sure what caused it because of all the damage. firefighters battle a massive condo fire -- trying to prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings. take a look at the flames and heavy smoke in oklahoma city. no word on what started the fire -- but luckily -- no reports of any sorry?" a thief caught on camera stealing a package returns to the same home -- with an apology letter. you can see the man in georgia stealing from the home. inside the package were birthday gifts for the homeowner's
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but he must have had second thoughts -- not only returning the package but also leaving a note saying quote -- "so sorry. hope this helps." police are questioning two men -- but so far no one's been charged. apple's c-e-o is challenging a judge's order. he calls it a ruling that could affect anyone with an iphone. the judge says apple must help the f-b-i unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. apple says the judge's order could threaten the privacy for hundreds of millions of law- abiding citizens around the world. the department of justice disagrees -- saying it would only affect the one device. they're not asking apple to redesign any products. yesterday -- protesters showed up outside the apple store in san francisco to show their the numbers are going up at the university of iowa... but we're not talking about enrollment. faculty resignations jumped 36 percent last year.
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reason. the college of medicine was hit hard by resignations. the university is now asking for millions more in state dollars to attract and keep faculty. we've had 44 presidents in our country's history. how many could you name off the top of your head? kristen hampton shows us one four- year-old who can name every one. so like this president?" "washington!" "that's pretty easy thought right?" everybody knows the very first president. and maybe them up." "cool." but there are about 30 or so guys in there in the faces. "i'm good if you do it in order tommy johnston. "this president is-- " "millard fillmore" if you're a little rusty with your presidential recall... no fear... "that is millard fillmore." a 4 year old is here to take you to school. tommy has been sponging up knowledge... since before he was old enough to talk about it. "whatever he can learn he wants to learn. and we have to about 0-10 on that." "i'm going to go--"
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"no i'm getting tired." tired of schooling you on just presidents. "but pluto is not a planet." "aww why?" "he used to be. he was the sized of neptune. now he for a 4 year old suggest they should be able to name some colors and shapes. tommy-- "what is the capital of georgia?" "atlanta." knows all the states... "california, sacramento." and all their capitals. if you're wondering just how this guy got to be so smart... the answer is as simple as he is cute.
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much more on the way this morning: heartache in happy valley. three top five college basketball teams went down last night... including the hawks at penn state. plus -- this video reminds us of a classic movie. but it's not heaven. and it's not iowa. here's the bus stop forecast. it will be mostly cloudy, warmer,
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today. details in your forecast coming up next. "now your storm track 7
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: welcome back i'm emeteorologist kyle kiel. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s south. the snow melt will continue, adding moisture to the low levels of the atmosphere, so patchy areas of drizzle are
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and overnight across the north, but for the most part we stay dry. winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 mph, gusting higher. the wind picks up 20 to 30 mph tonight and into friday. friday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 40s north, to near 60 south with gusty winds. the weekend will be a bit cooler, but temperatures will be above average in the 40s. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s south. the snow melt will continue, adding moisture to the low levels of the atmosphere, so patchy areas of drizzle are possible this evening and overnight across the north, but for the most part we stay dry. winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 mph, gusting
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30 mph tonight and into friday. friday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 40s north, to near 60 south with gusty winds. the weekend will be a bit cooler, but temperatures will be above average in the 40s. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s south. the snow melt will continue, adding moisture to the low levels of the atmosphere, so patchy areas of drizzle are possible this evening and overnight across the north, but for the most part we stay dry. winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 mph, gusting higher. the wind picks up 20 to 30 mph tonight and into friday. friday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 40s
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60 south with gusty winds. the weekend will be a bit cooler, but temperatures will be above average in the 40s. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 average in the 40s. a row -- but they'd have to get by a team that already knocked them off in cedar falls. the highlights next. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in chelsea, fort atkinson, harpers ferry and all of eastern iowa
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team in collegjust ask the the hawkeyes. iowa -- ranked fourth in the country -- goes on the road to sole possession of first place in the big ten. iowa has no problem with the nittany lions at home a few weeks ago. not the case last night. but the hawks did get off to a gave
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the rest of the half -- owned by penn state. they hit several threes. then just before the break -- donovon jack with the finish. penn state up seven at the break -- and holds off iowa for the upset. the nittany lions win 79-75. iowa now has a week off before hosting wisconsin. the third ranked and fifth ranked teams in the country also lost last night. in the missouri valley conference -- uni going for its seven straight win. the panthers on the road at loyola. uni's second half offense coming from paul jesperson. he buries the three giving uni a 32-29 lead. moments later -- jesperson again pushing that lead to five. he had 16 on the night. but the panthers streak ends at 6. loyola knocks off uni for the second time this year -- winning by three -- 59-56. the panthers are back home on saturday against illinois state. how do you keep a secret like this? powerball winners in florida
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closest friends -- how the world was looking for them. this week, they stepped forward. david and marueen had one of three winning tickets for the record-setting one and a half billion dollare powerball jackpot. that's about 529 million for them -- or 328 million after they chose the lump sum. david's an engineer -- and since the drawing, he's been going to work. by the way, no one won last night's powerball drawing. saturday's jackpot now stands at 212 million. the video looks like a scene out of field of dreams. but instead of shoeless joe disappearing into the corn -- someone vanishes into a field of this: tumbleweeds. they are covering a town in australia. truckloads of it fill streets and yards. it's summertime down under, and dry conditions have led to a bumper crop of tumbleweed. the city won't help with the cleanup because it's not considered a fire risk. but taking care of it on their
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the strain of tumbleweed that is causing the trouble is named "hairy panic." the time now is anyone planning a trip out of the country this year --- needs to start crossing off the checklist now. it could take weeks to get one thing done -- all because of a
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trip. but listen to this. about 49 million passports will expire -- within the next three years. that can mean massive wait times. mary moloney explains what we can do now. need a passport? the u-s government says that's longer than usual. here's why. within the next three years -- 49 million people's passports will expire. you can thank a 2007 to carry a passport when traveling to canada -- mexico -- the caribbean -- and bermuda. even if your passport is current -- most european countries will not accept passports within six
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to get your passport quicker -- act now. photos can be taken at many post offices -- drug stores -- even public libraries. the state department says -- pictures are the number one reason why renewals may be held up. to make more like prince. seriously. the superstar' tweeted his epic passport pic -- and it meets all government regulations. it's the right size 2-by-2 taken on a plain white background. with no smile. the state prefers a more natural look. as prince demonstrates -- you can slay with no smile once you get that perfect picture -- renew that passport by mail -- or in person at sanctioned locations for faster service. then relax and plan that next vacay away. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney. checking out storm track seven
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kyle has the forecast for us
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track seven forecast. here's your storm track 7 day forecast. windy today with mostly cloudy skies. we will see the chance for some areas of drizzle to the north. mostly sunny friday with warm temperatures, and even it's and coming up on today in iowa. a shelter looking to get rid of bed bugs -- a problem they've been dealing with now for a that story -- plus -- drivers listen up! the way you pass cyclists on the road might be about to change. ally crutcher joins us for our
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we've got you covered so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month.
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so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other guys? switch to u.s. cellular now and get 6 gigs of data for $40 a month plus get $300 back. [ echoing ] just sayin'. now on today in iowa... two officers charged with assault... while on duty. plus... we continue to track the progress of a medical marijuana bill moving through the iowa legislature... and a boy scout troop has their hands full, helping others...courtesy of a 3-d printer. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist
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now with your storm track seven forecast. good thursday morning. warmer temperatures and windy conditions will dominate the forecast as we end the work week. for the most part, we will have a mostly cloudy sky today with highs in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s south. the snow melt will continue, adding moisture to the patchy areas of drizzle are possible this evening and overnight across the north, but for the most part we stay dry. winds today will be wsw 15 to 25 mph, gusting higher. the wind picks up 20 to 30 mph tonight and into friday. friday will be mostly sunny with

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