tv Channel 13 News at 6 NBC December 26, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST
in the south, to wildfires out west, to record temperatures in the east... chris pollone reports: the cleanup is underway in birmingham, alabama... a christmas night tornado blasted through a neighborhood on the city's southwest side... destroying a handful of homes... leaving four with minor injuries. "when they tell you take cover, take cover." the ef-2 twister packed winds up to 130 miles an hour... but everyone survived. the system also brought torrential rain... more than six inches in some birmingham suburbs... dozens of people had to be rescued from the flash floods. the state's governor said nearly 200 roads throughout alabama were closed because of flooding and downed trees. the christmas day storms... part of the same system that left at least 15 dead across the south. a pattern of unusual december weather which spawned wildfires in ventura county, california... engulfing 12-
"it was pushed by strong winds approx 50 mph, the fire quickly grew in size" snow finally began to fly in minneapolis overnight... the twin cities had been enjoying an unusually mild winter so far this year. but in much of the east, the warmth persists... several cities from columbia, south carolina to new york's central park set new record highs. "who would have thunk it, new york christmas, right? never think this." meteorologists say much of the wild weather can be blamed on el nino unusually warm water in the pacific ocean. perhaps the easiest thing to predict in the wild winter of 2015 is how unpredictable it can be. chris pollone, nbc news, boston. a christmas morning crash left six people hospitalized including a family with three young children. it happened yesterday morning around 11 ...about five miles east of fort dodge on highway d 20 according to the iowa state patrol... a jeep wrangler hit justin henry's pickup truck head on. inside, his fiance brooke and
the family along with the other driver was transported to unity point hospital. a go fund me page is set up for the family and says the youngest child, a six month old boy suffers from a broken femur... the oldest has a broken neck and is unconscious and on life support. the family is asking for help with medical expenses. we will have a link to their go fund me page on our website w-h-o tv dot com. a well - known iowa radio personality and co - host has passed away. cheryl pannier died on christmas day at her home she was a co - host on w-h-o's radio program -- the dick and cheryl call in show which aired on saturday mornings. a visitation service will be held on wednesday at iles - westover chapel from 5 until 7 p-m... in a statement the i - heart media regional president says ... "we are all saddened by cheryl's passing. we will miss her unique sense of humor and her leadership as w-h-o radio's assistant program director.
with her family today." pannier was 54 years old republican presidential candidate donald trump is taking credit for the obama administration's plan to step up deportations efforts. trump claims his constant calls to deport the millions of undocumented immigrants... spurred the administration to put the plan into place according to the washington post, the nationwide raids will focus on hundreds of families that have entered into the u-s since last year. the plan is the first large - scale effort to deport families that have fled violence in central america. the plan will go into effect next month. as the g-o-p frontrunner and democratic front runner go head to head... hillary clinton says she's unleashing a not so secret weapon.... former president bill clinton will will hit the campaign trail next month... focusing on states like iowa and new hampshire. in both states secretary clinton is in a tight race against senator
approach for clinton... her husband has joined her on the campaign trail throughout the year but has mostly remained behind the scenes. clintons rival -- bernie sanders is hosting a new years eve party in des moines. it will take place at the des moinse savery hotel on thursday night. it's free and open to the public. the new york senator will campaign in iowa... in the days leading up to the party. it's no surprise the malls are busy the day after christmas... today is one the busiest days to return those unwanted gifts and buy something you'll use. a survey by "american express" predicts eight percent of shoppers will return their gifts.. retailers estimate holidays returns will total about 2 - hundred and 60 billion dollars. dozens at valley west mall were doing just that.... but others are taking advantage of post holiday sales... 6:30:23:27-6:30:30:26 "we have a big day after christmas sale..and what really is going to be coming up this year in
lot of our white goods basics on sale for our customers." surveys show with the growing popularity of online shopping... it plays a significant role in the number of returns. if you use sprint or verizon, you could have some money coming your way, but you'll have to act fast. customers have until thursday, december 31 - st to claim refunds for unauthorized third-party messages. the activity is known as "cramming." both wireless carriers agreed to pay 158-million dollars to customers to settle claims with the government. current and former subscribers who paid for unauthorized texts beginning july 1st, 20-10 can file a request. verizon and sprint both have online claim forms. coming up after the break... a famous icon makes a trip to iowa.... where you can have a chance to see it plus coming up in sports.... hawkeye fans are beginning to smell the roses... a preview to the game next week. a world famous celebrity more than a century old toured the
cities today... this celebrity is 35 inches tall... 35 pounds... and is made of one hundred percent silver... close to 3 - hundred hockey and non hockey fans got a glimpse of the stanley cup at a pizza parlor in the quad cities. the stanley cup is the national hockey league trophy. fans had a chance to snap a photo and even touch the cup. 33:36-:33:48 we have a lot of hockey named pizzas. this was the ultimate experience to have the stanley cup in our facility and other people who came out felt the same way." the cup will make a final stop at the quad city mallards hockey game tonight. for those not into sports... the quad cities also held a comic book convention today... comic books out numbered comic book fans in bettendorf. more than 60 - thousand collectors comic were on display. they ranged in price from 50
many of the book sellers are from iowa but there were also several sellers from out of state. 17:31 back in the days before there were hundreds of tv stations and movies cost a dime, you'd buy a comic that was a dime and you'd get to read it again. skies will stay cloudy through this evening, with drizzle, light showers and fog. temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before the storm with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. temperatures will stay chilly in the low 30s. a strong storm system will push into iowa from the south on monday. this will bring heavy snow across the state beginning first thing monday morning and not tapering off until after 7 pm. freezing rain will likely occur in southeast iowa during the afternoon, with significant ice accumulations and power outages not out of the question.. snow totals ranging from 5" to 8" will be common in central iowa with some locally higher amounts. freezing rain and ice accumulations into central iowa also cannot be ruled out at this point. skies will stay cloudy through this evening, with drizzle, light showers and fog. temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before the orm with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. mrus will stay chilly inthe low 30s. a strong storm
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gold. the 102nd rose bowl kicks off next friday at 4:10 p-m iowa time. we'll begin coverage from l-a and pasadena monday. lonny kerman brought swimming to the north side. kerman was the high school's first coach in the 70's. so he'd appreciate this tip of the cap. southeast polk and north raced in white caps to raise money for kerman who is now in a fight with stage four bone cancer. two years ago north named it's natatorium after its legendary coach. the fundraiser brought in nearly a thousand dollars. christmas newborns got special
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