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much for watching "early today."got you covered. this is today in iowa." now on today in iowa: passengers tell us what happened as a plane has to make an emergency landing in eastern iowa. plus, a deadly construction accident. a generator falls from a crane as it's being lowered. and one day, two states on the line. democrats and republicans country this morning -- making their final pitch before voters have their say tomorrow. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph.
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day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and the pattern looks dry for the most part. continuing coverage: this morning, flights are expected to run smoothly in and out of waterloo -- after an
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continuing coverage: this morning, flights are expected to run smoothly in and out of waterloo -- after an unexpected landing yesterday. an american airlines plane left sioux falls for chicago, but was forced to land at the waterloo airport. crews say they saw smoke coming from the cockpit. passengers tell kwwl they could "we heard this terrible noise that was ongoing. so we were swearing." after about a four-hour wait, passengers left on a new plane, but a few decided to keep their feet on the ground and make the drive to chicago. this morning, three people are in the hospital after this
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water. it happened in pearl harbor. people who saw it happen -- jumped into the water to rescue board. there were five people on the chopper. at least three were taken to the hospital. one of those patients -- a 16- year-old is in critical condition. the helicopter is owned by a company that gives tours of hawaii. scary moments at a grocery store when an s-u-v slams into it. police in texas say a man drove right through the front door. a woman inside the store -- and the driver of the s-u-v -- are in the hospital this morning. there's no word on how they're doing -- or why the s-u-v hit back in iowa -- and a tragedy at a construction site. an iowa man has died after falling from a cell phone tower. the hamilton county sheriff's office says stefan watermann from anamosa, fell working at a site near ellsworth. he was 28. two people have died after a construction accident in new jersey. a five-ton generator fell
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it was being lowered into place when a strap snapped. osha is now investigating. one person is injured after two semis collide. it happened in chickasaw county. authorities say one truck lost control, crossed the center line and hit the other. a central iowa school goes into lockdown after a parent allegedly makes threats against staff members. the man apparently walked into the maxwell school and confronted the principal. the principal thinks the man was upset over something that happened on the bus. when the man left, the school locked down until the man was arrested. a school bus goes up in flames moments after everyone is able to get off the bus. take a look at the fire in alabama. the driver saw smoke coming from the front of the bus -- and quickly got everyone off safely. "you could actually feel the whole bus engulfed in flames." "we all got off the back of the bus and we went over there and then the whole front of the
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eventually the rest of the bus caught on fire." some question the school's transportation policy -- saying the bus was picked up from mechanics just hours before it caught fire. the fbi is searching a home connected to a relative of one of the san bernardino shooters. the california home has been searched before... but thursday federal agents were seen carrying out a box of things and a computer. they would not comment on the search. public money for planned parenthood is being stripped in one state. wisconsin governor scott walker signed two new laws that cut millions of dollars from the organization in wisconsin. "we want to make sure that as that they're used in a way that's responsible and reasonable." one law cuts four million dollars by restricting how much planned parenthood can be reimbursed for
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the other new law eliminates three-and-a-half million dollars --- specifically because some planned parenthood clinics provide abortions. to decision 2016. the final arguments today for democrats in nevada and republicans in south carolina. tracie potts has the latest developments -- including donald trump's back-and- forth with the pope. the clinton family campaigns in nevada today. with just 24 hours to go till nevada's democratic caucus...hillary clinton and bernie sanders are essentially tied, both going after the state's large latino electorate: "my immigration policy is to unite families, not to divide families." "i was the first person to call out donald trump. i said, "basta!" enough of this prejudice and paranoia." at a candidate forum trump - with a smaller but still firm lead in south carolina - blasted president george w. bush on iraq... defended against claims that he supported the war and toned down his criticism of
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francis calling him "unchristian" for wanting to build a wall with mexico. "i think he was very much misinterpreted, and i also think he was given misinformation." "i just don't think it's appropriate to question donald trump's faith." ted cruz and marco rubio are courting south carolina's conservatives. "south carolina's role is to step up and ensure that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states is a real and proven conservative." and while his numbers aren't in the top-tier, john kasich's making voters feel good... "we all need to slow down a little bit." as the democrats and republicans go after their next election prize.. tomorrow. clinton and trump are still leading nationally in the polls, but clinton's lead has been cut in half in just the last month. i'm tracie potts in washington - back to you. today, the public can pay their
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the supreme court justice died hall of the supreme court building. the funeral will be held tomorrow. new sanctions for north korea are now law. president obama signed off on the new sanctions yesterday. they're designed to punish north korea for launching nuclear and missile tests -- as well as suspected cyber attacks. the measures freeze the assets of anyone doing business related to north korea's nuclear or weapons programs --or anyone suspected of being involved in human rights abuses in north korea. for 10 years. a crowd cheers in alabama as a passenger train arrives for the first time since hurricane katrina -- damaged the tracks. amtrak ran it as a test. it has not announced plans to bring back regular service. a strange story out of detroit. a couple traveling from south korea is accused of trying
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million dollars in fake money into the u-s. officers found it as the couple showed up at a detroit airport. they say the couple brought it and planned to burn it in honor of those who have died. it's common in the vietnamese culture. authorities say since they never tried to spend it -- they were not arrested. this morning, an exotic animal is on the road to recovery -- thanks to a rescue on the side of the road in dubuque county. sheriff's deputies found a bearded dragon. kwwl's brad hanson tells us about the animal's recovery. meet daenerys, named after the popular hbo series counterpart, the story of how daenerys got here is the stuff the side of the road by these two deputies--frozen nearly to death. "it was really really cold that her to robin mundt's nearby house--but it didn't look good. "it was literally so stiff and not moving. i mean you picked it up but a little cold wouldn't keep this not so
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movement back, and soon was back to her old self--slaying her cricket foes--and charging headlong into battle--across the vet floor. "these guys are just gentle, laid back" oh...right--the point being, she's healthy again, and in good hands. daenerys might not have had a home before she was rescued, but she does right here at petmed. she's going to be used as an educational tool around animals." mundt says she's expected to live a long and healthy life--most likely, drama free. bearded dragons tend to live about ten years.
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morning: including an eye- opening study about sedatives. plus -- the winter heat. two things that don't seem to go together... but they're causing problems in some states this here's the bus stop forecast. it's going to be a windy day
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in your full forecast coming up in just a few minutes. "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." 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: good friday morning. it is
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to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and the pattern looks dry for the most part. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer
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eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and the pattern looks dry for the most part. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a
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the entire area through 6 pm. the wind will begin to calm down overnight, with temperatures dropping into the 30s under a mostly clear sky. saturday looks pretty good as well with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures back in the upper 40s to mid 50s. there is a slight chance for a rain or snow shower on sunday, otherwise it will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s. while we won't see the 50s early next week, temperatures will still be above average and the pattern looks dry for the most part. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph. today will be a windy and warmer day across eastern iowa. areas to the north will see a few clouds during the morning hours, otherwise the sky will be mostly sunny. a south wind will turn west 20 to 35 mph, gusting up to 50 mph at times. a wind advisory is in effect for the entire area through 6 pm. the winter warmup has a few states already dealing with a dry danger. strong winds whip up this huge
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missouri border. the fire destroyed at least two barns -- and scorched several acres. it could hit 70 degrees with winds nearing 20 miles an hour there today --- which would not help the situation. the time now is he's worn many hats as a producer and artist --- now, there's one more on the table. see who's offering kanye west a job -- so he can get out of debt. plus -- she was making dinner for a church -- but almost served up something that wasn't on the menu. she could not believe what she found inside a can of green beans. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in new albin, postville, springville and all of eastern iowa
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-- is a very serious problem. this morning, we're also hearing overdose deaths from sedatives on the rise. a new study shows the number of adults filling a prescription for sedatives is up 67- percent in the past 20 years.
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sedatives more than quadrupled. researchers say people at high-risk for a deadly overdose may be getting sedatives without a prescription -- or combining them with alcohol or other drugs. super-fans with deep pockets are closer to living the life of movie spy james bond. but not by surviving a dramatic fight scene. a charity auction of things from the movie "spectre" included the latest sportscar from agent double-oh- seven. yesterday, it sold for more than three million dollars. the auction house didn't say who bought it, but parking it in the driveway is pretty much all they do. the car was made without any safety features required to be street-legal. police are trying to help kanye west out of debt. a job. the philadelphia police department posted this tweet. we r hiring, kanye west! starting salary of almost 48-thousand dollars. year 31-22.
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53 million dollars in debt. a woman opens a can of green beans... for a surprise, she'd like to forget. the woman in utah -- was making dinner for a church youth function -- when she found a snake head. right in the middle of all those beans. the manufacturer -- western family -- now says cans are being pulled off the shelves. "when i went to dish them out, i thought it was a burnt bean and low and behold it was a is taking steps to make sure something like this doesn't happen to anyone else. the time now is today is an important deadline for a christmas gift -- that ended up in the hands of thousands of people across the country. so what happens if they don't meet today's deadline?
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today is the deadline fthe rule was announced last year... before about one million drones were sold for the holidays. only 300- thousand registered in the first month after that. but as mark barger tells us after today, anyone else who hasn't -- have lots of company in the skies these days. and with the popularity of drone aircraft rising steadily drone owners need to get squared away with the faa. "this registration is a way for the faa to keep tabs on drone owners and basically anyone who's got a drone that's over half a pound or under 55 lbs process... users pay 5 dollars for a three- year registration with the faa... and they're presented with safety guidelines. "we want to raise public awareness, for many operators of unmanned aircraft, particularly hobbyists, they may not be aware of what the rules are" the f-a-a also has an app called before you fly ("b4ufly") that shows the flying rules wherever you are. pose potential problems... so the f-a-a hopes education will help reduce collisions with other aircraft, as well as
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"if you're flying a drone you definitely have to be mindful of the people around. they could actually be dangerous if you hit somebody." even if you're just flying drones for fun... not registering could mean consequences not-so-fun. "there are some penalties civil up to 27 thousand dollars and criminal fine of up to 250 thousand dollars, including imprisonment. so, there are some repercussions if you don't register that drone." it's a big responsibility...but one that offers.... sky high reward. mark barger, nbc news. if you got one after december 21st -- say, for christmas, you're supposed to have it registered before you use it. we're keeping our eye to the sky for a different reason today as well. here is storm track seven live doppler radar. kyle has the forecast next.
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check of ytrack seven forecast. here is your storm track 7 day forecast. it's going to be very windy today with wind gusts up realatively quiet period. slight chance for rain sunday. ally crutcher joins us for today in iowa next. "you're wat 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
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what stays and what goes? the first funnel deadline is here. find out which bills have surved in the iowa legislature. plus... iowa's only frac sand mine is looking to expand their operations. but they're facing resistance from a number of people living near the existing mine. and hundreds of children living in flint don't have to fear washing their hands, thanks to one 7-year-old boy. good morning, i'm ally crutcher.

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