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tv   Early Today in Iowa  NBC  February 29, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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hope you have a great on today in iowa: two iowa cities in the spotlight as we dig deeper into national crime statistics. but the news isn't necessarily bad. plus, we're just a day away. super tuesday could be make or break for a number of candidates. and trouble for taxpayers. what uncle sam is now saying about identity theft and our tax returns. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. while above normal this morning, we are below freezing. we should gain some ground today with southwest winds this morning at 5 to 15 mph, but they will turn back to the north and pick up speed again, which will drop those temps again this afternoon. mostly clear now, but clouds will track in with a cold front
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sleet track in tonight and early tuesday morning. today, though, we will have increasing clouds and highs in the 30s to the 50s... as the winds turn, those temperatures will start to drop. i'll let you know how much snow we are expecting, coming up in a few minutes. sleet track in tonight and early tuesday morning. today, though, we will have increasing those temperatures will start to drop. i'll let you know how much iowa may be the first prize -- but tomorrow is the biggest day on the campaign calendar so far. super tuesday is tomorrow -- a month after the iowa caucuses jumpstarted the race for the white house. tomorrow -- 12 states could change the course of the race for the white house. tracie potts has a preview of how things are shaping up. donald trump heads into super
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with his first senate endorsement... alabama senator jeff sessioins. "i hate to say it, i'm becoming mainstream." with trump leading every super tuesday state except texas. his opponents are hitting hard: "friends do not let friends vote somebody of achievement. you don't do that." ted cruz is leading his home state, texas - and slamming trump for not condeming support from the former head of the ku klux klan. "we should all be united in saying that the clan is reprehensible and has no huge win in south carolina: "well, we got decimated. that's what happened." bernie sanders "feeling the burn"... of the south's african american voters: "i'm gonna need your help to win the democratic nomination." clinton's leading nearly 2-to-1 in key states... focused on trump: " i don't think in a campaign you
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but clinton could find herself on defense - the rest of her emails are due to be released today. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. after tomorrow, saturday is the next key day. kansas has its caucuses this weekend, but there's a conflict. some basketball fans are upset because the jayhawks also play iowa state on saturday, their final home game of the season. be 16-thousand, in all, in allen do i go to the caucus? there'll be thousands of people at home who have to make the decision." some fans are petitioning the the jayhawks and cyclones will tip off at three o'clock saturday. still no word this morning about a missing man from eastern iowa. rashon montgomery was last seen -- friday night at six when he left work at the isle casino in
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police say he has autism -- and they're worried about him. call police if you can help track him down. right now, a man is in the hospital after a fire. area yesterday. firefighters say a man was working on his truck in his driveway -- when it suddenly caught fire. the fire spread to the man's overalls. firefighters say the man was severely burned -- and was airlifted to iowa city. cedar rapids police investigate a report of shots being fired. derek bailey was arrested. police say he fired the gun in the air behind hazzard county american saloon on second avenue "it's unfortunate this isolated incident happens, hopefully that's not the trend going forward." that's the president of rock bar which is down the street from hazzards. he says he believes downtown has become safer over the years -- and says he appreciates the heavy police presence they see. the man accused of killing his wife and a rookie police officer
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pentagon. that's the latest twist in this tragic story out of virginia. hundreds of people came together guindon. she was sworn in on friday. a day later, she was shot and killed -- after being called to "she was exceedingly bright, obviously driven in what she was doing, and skilled in so many ways." two other officers were injured. the suspect could face the death penalty if he's convicted. family and friends remembere victim. a memorial service was held over the weekend for a 60-year-old woman. she was one of six people killed last weekend after a man went on a deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo. the woman was a retired teacher. former students shared memories of her commitment to teaching in and out the classroom. now to another memorial -- this time for a shooting spree in kansas.
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others injured by a gunman inside a business last week. several people spoke at the service talking about how the community can heal and move forward. new statistics from the f-b-i might surprise you. those numbers show violent crime is down across the country and two cities in iowa stand out. dubuque and ames rank as the top two cities in the u-s where crime has dropped the most. f-b-i numbers were analyzed from 2010 to 2014 -- in dubuque -- the five-year drop in violent crime is 58 percent. it's a 56-percent drop in ames. we've been pretty fortunate over the years to have a very low violent crime rate. and so, work on a lot of quality of life issues." - commander jason tuttle - ames police department violent crime includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. again, the numbers don't include 2015.
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right now, authorities are trying to find two inmates who escaped from a correctional center in iowa. it happened at the newton correctional release center in a routine count on saturday night. here are pictures of both. one man is serving 10 years on other -- charges. this is not what you want to hear during tax season. the i-r-s says the number of identity theft victims is much higher than it thought. last may, the i-r-s said crooks used a popular tool on their website to steal 104-thousand tax forms. in august, the agency said the number was even greater --330- thousand. now, it's even worse. the i-r-s says it's closer to 720- thousand. the agency plans to do more to warn taxpayers about it. it also took down the online tool thieves were using to steal personal information. the kitchen is closed for good a dubuque restaurant -- and
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crust italian kitchen and bar announced earlier in the week it was closing saturday. but after running out of food friday night -- it shut down a unhappy -- esepcially those who could not redeem their unused gift cards. the owner tells kwwl -- things like this happen all the time in the restaurant business. third time was not the charm for the private space company space-x. it called off the launch of its falcon-nine rocket -- after two other cancellations in recent days. space-x says on its website the rocket is fine. but it's not saying why the launch was scrubbed again. the rocket carries a satellite that would bring internet and phone access to millions of people in asia. a family in need of a lift is getting one thanks to the love and support of firefighters. the family in oklahoma already lost their six- year-old son. now, his two- year-old brother is fighting the same form of cancer. kristin shanahan shows us how firefighters stepped in. since he was just 16 months, jase bollenbach has been
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form of cancer. "atrt. it's a rhabdoid tumor. at the time, they found a tumor had engrossed his whole left kidney. he had one in his pelvis, and one in his brain." he's gone through multiple operations and weeks of chemo and radiation. after treatment here at children's thursday, jase wasn't so happy. ...but that quickly changed when he was met by oklahoma city firefighters and this big red engine. "look. see the big fire truck? woah!" ...a little hesitant at first... "can you climb up there? climb up there. let me help you. okay?" jase got in -- buckled up and ready to go. "jase, should we turn the siren on?" with that, the sirens sounded... ...and he was off to the fire station. "he was talking the whole time, asking questions. how you work everything. what everything did." "did you get to ride in the fire truck? was it fun? "yeah." when he got to the station, his face really lit up. jase got to slide down the
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"you got to hurry! you got to hurry! come on!" ...use the hose, and even got a badge. "...and that makes you an official member of our department. how about that? alright?" "you have no idea. the joy on his face. there's been so much hurt on his face and pain lately. you know, seeing him happy..." "he needed it. he deserved it. we all did. i can't thank the oklahoma city fire department enough. i mean this is something we will all remember forever." as jase was learning, everyone around him learned something too. "take everything and just have fun with it. just enjoy every little thing that comes around." " love hard because you never know when the next day will be." we've got much more to get to this morning: including a red- hot uni team -- saying goodbye to a group of plus, you don't have to ask this guy -- boxers or briefs.
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in the fareway -- but did he wear out his welcome? it is relatively quiet now, but things will be changing as a cold front tracks through today and then low pressure brings snow and sleet tonight. i'll have the details coming up. "now your storm track 7
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weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: breezy with snow and sleet tonight into tomorrow morning. stormtrack7 live
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good right now, but things will change tonight as a system tracks in. temperatures this morning are in the upper 20s to around 30 with mid 30s to our west. southwest winds will help warm us up today... they will become gusty ahead of a cold front that will turn the winds to the north and bring a halt to any heating. it will also bring more clouds to the area... we are dealing with mainly clear skies this morning, but there are a lot more clouds to the north and northwest. as the
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tracks to the south, we will have cold air streaming in. a low will track along the front and will bring moisture. this will bring sleet and snow to the viewing area tonight and tomorrow. sleet will cut down snowfall amounts, but we will be seeing anywhere from a trace to 3", although some areas may get a bit more. a winter weather advisory will be posted tonight through midmorning tuesday for
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gusty winds that will continue through tuesday morning. winds will turn to the north today and that will bring a halt to our heating. temps will be falling this upper 20s to mid 30s. we will be february hasn't even ended and some golf courses are opening in eastern iowa. waterloo's three public courses will open at 10 this morning -- the earliest opening ever. golfers are already getting into the swing of things at driving ranges. this is video out of dubuque. management at this range says it's the earliest they've opened and it warms up this time of early as we can." at the moment -- only the driving mats are open. apparently, pants are optional
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golfer gary woodland's tee shot ended up in the water... and so dirty, so he took off his shoes, socks and pants. he didn't seem fazed about hitting a shot on national tv in his boxers. in fact, he went on to par the hole. the academy has spoken. so who is celebrating this morning? a look at the new oscar winners next. plus iowa is desperate to get back into the win column -- but the buckeyes had other thoughts. the highlights next. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in center point, garber, new vienna and all of eastern iowa
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the biggest award of the night went to spotlight. the movie about the boston globe's investigation into the catholic priest scandal won best picture. many thought the revenant would win best picture. however, the star of that movie -- leonardo dicaprio -- did win best actor. it's his first academy award
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"for our children's children, and for those people out there who's amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much." brie larson won the best actress oscar for her performance in "room". another upset -- was in the supporting actor category. mark rylance won for "bridge of spies" -- over nostalgic favorite sylvester stallone. this has not been an award-winning few weeks for the iowa basketball team. the 8th ranked hawkeyes had lost three of four coming into yesterday's game at ohio state. they were down five at the half, but played better to start the second. jared uthoff with the three. he had 16 in the game later -- mike gesell finds dom uhl for three -- iowa up 6 -- 6 minutes to go. but the buckeyes would rally -- down the stretch. iowa has struggled to win
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that trend continued on sunday. iowa falls again. 68 - 64. we'll have to see how far they fall in the rankings when the new ap top 25 poll is released later today. now to a team on a winning streak. the uni women going for six wins in a row. the panthers hosting loyola on senior day. another great performance by uni. they take down loyola 63-52 and remain in first place in the missouri valley conference with two games left. you have to give this basketball fan credit for being persistent. a teenager showed up at the knicks game with a poster asking one of their players to prom. he replies -- saying he couldn't because of scheduling issues. but she didn't back down. she showed up to another game with a new sign -- hoping he would it's coming up, too many cooks in the kitchen can be counterproductive. so how about cooking oil? there are so many choices... is it too confusing? we sort it out next.
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cooking oils at mosttoday can be overwhelming. haley hernandez spoke with a dietitian about the healthiest choices. olive! sunflower! even avocado oil! so many choices! and safe for searing.... first up-- flaxseed oil! actually want to keep it refrigerated to prevent it from being oxidized" she says oxidized oils can cause stroke and high disease and increased risk for cancer as well." medium heat may take longer... but you have plenty of options for oils that can cook at stovetop temperatures between 300-500 degrees... "if you're doing more of a stir fry or baking or cooking, then the grapeseed or the evoo, peanut oil or canola oil would be good options." for high temps, like searing or browning meat... our the sunflower oil. it's got a very got a high flash point so i know im safe if im cooking with sunflower oil." another thing to consider is whether your oil has the unsaturated fats like you want: that's sunflower, canola, olive and grapeseed oils... the most saturated fats are in, what she calls "tropical oils." "bc saturated fat we know its linked to heart disease and increased risk of stroke, high
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coconut oil." right now, you're looking at storm track seven live doppler radar. eileen has the forecast for us next.
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chforecast. breezy with highs from the 30s to the 50s early then falling as winds turn to ending tuesday morning. another chance of light snow wednesday night and thursday with rain and snow showers possible on today in iowa. the world's food supply may be
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we'll break down the new report. plus... see how eastern iowans are lending a helping hand to the people of flint michigan. that's coming up in our next hour of today in iowa.
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this morning -- an investigaiton underway after a tragedy at a sunday morning service. a pastor was shot and killed.
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zika cases continues to go up. and today, president obama awards the medal of honor to a 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. while above normal this morning, we are below freezing. we should gain some ground today with southwest winds this morning at 5 to 15 mph, but they will turn back to the north and pick up speed again, which will drop those temps again this afternoon. mostly clear now, but clouds will track in with a cold front


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