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>> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: right now at 5:00, after several rainy mornings, you're waking up to drier skies in central iowa. we'll tell you how long the rain and snow will hold off. elizabeth: and double homicide investigation. the latest on the search for suspects, and what else police found in the home when they arrived on scene. good morning everyone. thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. erik at we turned the calendar over from november to december. this morning it sounds like the snow is gone. metinka: the snow has settled down. we have a cute snow flurries. -- we have a few snow flurries. temps, they are pretty chilly. 20's across western iowa. low 30's for the rest of the state.
maybe even gloves. throughout the day, temps will not be changing much at all. our best chances for snow come afternoon today. we are expecting a trace in central iowa. finally, some sunshine returns to your 8-day forecast. eric: roads are pretty clear. there are parts of iowa that are still seeing icy and snowy conditions. here's the latest update from 511ia.org. you can see roads in northwestern iowa are still covered especially near sioux city where you see that pink highlight. mostly blue over there. here's a look at a d.o.t. camera there on highway 20 just north of the sioux gateway airport. you can see the snow piled up on the side of the roads and some still leftover on the highway itself that could make things pretty slippery. as the winter weather continues throughout the season be sure to
smartphone -- 24/7 right on your smart phone. you can check road reports live interactive radar weather alerts and school closings with the kcci mobile app. elizabeth: turning to today's big stories now des moines police are investigating a double homicide officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3900 block of center street monday and found two dead bodies inside the house there. officers also found two children inside when they arrived on scene. the baby and child were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. neighbors say they're shocked. >> this isn't normal not around here it's not. and then you come home to cops everywhere. ambulances and you know this house is blocked off. it was really scary. elizabeth: it is not clear if the two children were witnesses to a crime. we're still waiting to hear more information on the two victim's identities or a potential suspect. these mark the city's 18 and -- 18th and 19th homicides of the year. it comes a day after the city's 17th homicide of the year. des moines police are still
sunday's shooting on court avenue. police say 21-year-old edmanuel perez was killed and 23-year-old andrew hurley boyd was wounded. we're still waiting for an update on his condition and any information on a possible suspect. and des moines police are also searching for two men accused of shooting another man along cottage grove sunday night. 41-year-old charles shur told police he and a friend were walking home from walgreens when the men tried to rob them. shur said he was shot in the chest and leg when the men didn't get anything. he told police didn't recognize either of the suspects. eric: fort dodge police are looking for an angry speeder this morning. they say that's probably who torched a mobile speed camera suv saturday night. this cell phone video shows the unit fully engulfed. police say the vehicle and all the camera equipment inside was destroyed, costing the city about orti thousand dollars. -- costing the city about
>> i understand that people might not like the fact that they get a citation from the vehicle. but to go to the point of destroying the vehicle just amazed me. eric: officials say they hope to have a new speed camera truck in place in about two weeks. whoever set the car on fire could face arson charges. fort dodge police are asking anyone with any information to call them at (515) 573-1426. elizabeth: developing overnight , new information in a plane crash that killed 162 people in indonesia last year. shaina humphries joins us with what officials now think caused that crash. shaina? shaina: elizabeth, the new developments involve the air asia plane crash last december. investigators say the plane's data recorder has been analyzed, and shows there was a problem with the rudder control system, during its flight from indonesia to singapore. the recorder also shows that the pilots tried to respond to the problem, but the plane stalled and crashed into the java sea. maintenance records show the plane had problems with its rudder system 23 times in the year leading up to the crash. lawyers for boston marathon
heading back to court today, to ask for a new trial. tsarnaev's lawyers argue that a june supreme court ruling, on the definition of a crime of violence put 15 of his convictions into question. tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death, for his role in the attacks on the boston marathon in april of 2013, that injured 260 people. and jury selection continues today in baltimore, in the trial against one of the six police officers charged in the death of freddie gray in april. on monday, protesters gathered on the city's streets, calling for justice. officer william porter faces manslaughter and several other charges for his role in the fatal incident. porter is accused of failing to get medical help for gray, during a 45-minute trip in a police van. and president obama is meeting with the president of turkey today, while in paris for climate change talks. the two leaders are expected to address turkey's downing of a russian warplane near its border with syria last week. obama has said that the u.s. is
partnership with turkey and russia to fight isis, who he says is their common enemy. elizabeth: in commitment 2016 news, the state department has released the largest batch of emails yet from hillary clinton's private email server. despite the investigation clinton continues to lead the democratic presidential candidates and she appeared in , an interview with charlie rose on monday where she maintained she would not put u.s. boots on the ground to fight isis in iraq and syria. clinton is scheduled to campaign in alabama and florida today but two republican hopefuls are in iowa. mike huckabee is holding events today in corning, mt. ayr, bedford and council bluffs. jeb bush will make stops in dubuque waterloo and the dmacc in newton. will have more live from washington dc before 5:30. eric: we are waking up to tim just floating around the
metinka: you think with the snowfall we had yesterday you may have a snow patch. be careful. we are checking a few snow flurries. this is the beginning. we will have a few more moving in from nebraska. northwest iowa picked up more than five inches of snow yesterday. tips will hold steady in the low-to-mid 30's. -- temps will hold steady in the low-to-mid 30's. eric: good news for commuters. the new waukee interchange at interstate-80 and grand prairie parkway opens today. elizabeth: kcci's alyx sacks is live in waukee this morning. so alyx do we know when the interchange will be ready? alyx: it opens at noon. they are going to have a big ribbon-cutting. it is going to establish the visitor section. we are standing on it.
we are not too far away from the intersection of ashton. 15 years since this started to be developed. $50 million later, it is finally coming to fruition. it is a good partnership between west des moines and waukee. just for the first day alone, they are expecting 12,000 cars today. once it is up and running, and folks are used to using it, they are expecting 40 thousand cars on it that's 40,000 cars on it a day. they are looking forward to breaking down that traffic that folks are seeing on hickman. >> i think it is going to open up a whole new area for lucky. the most important thing is access to the interchange.
local distances who have strong reactions -- local businesses who have strong reactions. how they think it will use sales. elizabeth: still ahead on kcci children hacked. which toymaker has now put the personal information of hundreds of thousands of kids at risk. eric: plus new coach. >> i love the challenge. i love the build. and that's how i knew this was the right place for me. eric: matt campbell is iowa state's new coach. he plans to turn the struggling cyclone football program into a winner. elizabeth: and holiday gift guide. what to know about some of this year's hottest gifts as you check off your holiday shopping lists. shaina: more of the same on the roads today. there should be small patches of ice wherever you are. no major problems right now. you should not run into any issues.
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after that big ice storm this weekend. check out what this melting ice is leaving behind. the imprinted ice is slowly sliding down a speed limit sign. this photo has gone viral on social media did that is really cool to see. as long is it just as long as it is somewhere else. echo we did have freezing rain yesterday. -- metinka: we did have freezing rain yesterday. the weather has settled down. we have a few snow flurries from ames. you can see, more snow showers across nebraska will be wrapping in here by this afternoon. we will have some flurries. temperatures will be heading nowhere fast. holding either side of freezing today. bundle up and grabbed the warmer coats. by the end of the week, maybe
temperatures will be climbing back up to 50 degrees. shaina: thanks metinka. right now a city worker in utah is being called a hero after he rescued a woman and her dogs from an icy lake. it was all caught on camera . thomas braithwaite was making rounds at a lake in salt lake city when he heard the woman calling for help and called 911. police officers responded and pulled the woman to safety. they say she was in the icy water for about ten minutes and was treated for mild hypothermia. braithwaite says it was a good thing he was running late at work that day otherwise no one would have been there to save her life. and the latest technology hack could impact your children. thieves targeted popular toymaker v-tech and stole the personal information of about 5 million customers, including hundreds of thousands of children. experts say names, home addresses, ages and even children's pictures were exposed. v-tech says it has contacted everyone affected and shutdown part of its website as a
elizabeth: sports news now. a new era of iowa state football is underway with the introduction of the new man in charge monday. eric: matt campbell spoke in ames for the first time as the cyclones' new head coach. campbell comes to iowa from toledo where he spent four seasons as head coach and one as interim head coach. he had an impressive 35 and 15 record in his time there including three bowl trips. campbell says he's ready to help turn the iowa state football program around. >> this place is special. the fan support, the facilities. what you have the opportunity to sell is outstanding. you can go to multiple places across the country and not have but this place has. it is about putting together an unbelievable plan. come in here, recruit well and put the best football team we can on the football field each and every saturday. eric: our sports team was in ames for campbell's press conference and we talked to a
squad who say they're ready to get to work under the new leadership. >> he's a players coach. just reaching out to the few us players as soon as he got the job just shows how much he really cares about you -- about you. >> just got to be willing and ready to work with him and just get things on the ground running. eric: fans in ames are also reacting to the news of campbell's hiring. overall they say while it's sad to see rhoads go they're excited about the future of the cyclone football program. >> i'm really excited about the new coach. i just hope he cares as much about the boys as what paul rhoads did. >> to have the youngest coach in big 12 is pretty exciting. new ideas, fresh approach. the game is wide open. i think it is going to be a great year. eric: campbell has been in ames before two years ago he came to jack trice with his toledo team to play the cyclones. toledo lost that game but they got their revenge earlier this year in toledo, when they beat iowa state 30 to 23. elizabeth: the iowa hawkeyes are waiting for updated college
come out tonight. they will be released at 6:00 teams likely won't change this games this weekend. iowa came in at number four last week and a win against michigan championship game saturday will playoffs. kcci will be in indianapolis for the game and our sports team will host a live preview special on kcci. iowa state's basketball team came back to ames this weekend with the emerald gulf coast challenge championship title but without its number 4 ranking. despite adding a few more wins the cyclones were surpassed in monday's ap top 25 rankings by big 12 rival kansas. other than that the top 5 teams are the same. uni and iowa both received votes but not enough to crack the top -- crack the top 25. eric: economic headlines now. stocks dropped monday as investors waited for more details on holiday shopping trends. on wall street the dow ended down more than 78 points.
the s&p 500 dropped more than nine. we had black friday small business saturday cyber monday now today is giving tuesday. it's is meant to kick off the charitable season and encourage everyone to find some way to give back to their community. you can show your support for your favorite charities on social media using #givingtuesday. new numbers show shoppers aren't waiting for santa claus or their family to get them the perfect gift. the national retail federation says nearly 60% of people are self-gifting instead buying themselves presents. u.s. shoppers are expected to spend an average of $800 on holiday shopping. last year the chunk of change people set aside for themselves has gone up to about $132 per person. elizabeth: we are pretty nice to ourselves. as the holidays get closer many shoppers are checking things off their christmas lists. eric: here on kcci 8 news this morning we're starting a holiday gift guide series to help you with those final purchases.
wearable technology. elizabeth: the apple watch is one of this season's hottest wearables starting at $350. it gives iphone users the ability to make phone calls, use apple pay and track their heart rate and steps. android users looking for a smartwatch option can check out the new moto 360 or the samsung gear s2. eric: if you don't need all the bells and whistles of a smart watch, fitness trackers are a simpler alternative. the $150 fitbit charge is one of the more affordable options for heart rate tracking. and cnet editor scott stein says the jawbone up 2 tracker is also a good choice. >> jawbone's app is probably the best right now for everyday wellness and that means things like keeping track of what you eat, how you sleep and how you hydrate. elizabeth: for more holiday gift
/holidaygiftguide. we'll have more tips over the next few weeks. tomorrow's guide will focus on tech toys. metinka: the weather has finally settled down. yesterday was so active. we have a few snow flurries earlier today. all tracking to the northeast. this is not going to affect your roads. we will be watching more snow showers. these will be coming in from the nebraska area. by 2:00 p.m., the snow showers checking in here very light. we'll have flurries lingering north of i 80 did overnight, -- i 80. overnight, -- by tomorrow morning, most of that will be off to the east. by wednesday, skies will start to clear out across western iowa.
we can't rule out some drizzle near ottumwa on wednesday evening. maybe .5 inch in some locations. all of the heavy stuff is over. this is a little bit of light leftovers. the roads are still affected from yesterday. northwest iowa still reporting snowing roadways. i-80 westbound still has some snow we ice patches. early this morning, we've got a breeze pretty chilly. they're wind chill here in des moines at 23. grab the warmer coats. this afternoon, watch for snow flurries. temps will not be changing much. highs will be in the mid-30's today. tomorrow, a few early morning flurries.
by the end of the week, everybody gets sunshine. you get sunshine? -- you get sunshine! elizabeth: let's see what the cars are doing on the roads. any problems echo shaina: no. we will keep an eye on it. just keep re-freeze and mine today. nothing to big. we have not seen any issues. here are your mobile speed units for today. elizabeth: presidential front runners are out on the campaign trail this morning. what's making headlines across the country in a commitment 2016
next. eric: welcome back to kcci. in commitment 2016 news, donald trump says he's feeling the love after a meeting with religious leaders but they're painting a slightly different picture. elizabeth: meanwhile, hillary clinton is getting support from some on capitol hill. nikole killion joins us live from washington with the latest. nikole: today republican front-runner donald trump heads
but it was his meeting yesterday with dozens of african-american pastors yesterday in new york that's garnering attention. several attendees say it was tense as they raised concerns about his so-called racially charged rhetoric. trump, who had been seeking their endorsment, described the meeting as inspiring and said he has no plans to change his approach. meanwhile, democratic front-runnnn hillary clinton is getting the backing of all the female democrats in the senate except for one, massachusetts senator, elizabeth born. -- elizabeth warren. today she heads to alabama to mark the 60th anniversary of the montgomery bus boycott. eric: nicole, -- nikole, clinton's trip today comes as the state department releases a new batch of the former secretary's emails. what do they show? nikole: about 7800 pages of emails were in this batch they cover everything from the arab spring to day-day things like hillary clinton's hair
it also included an email that congressional republicans flagged back in october. that was from clinton to her daughter talking about the 2012 attacks saying the u.s. officers were killed by an al-qaeda-like group. elizabeth: nikole, what do some of the other candidates have planned for today? nikole: democrat martin o'malley will reportedly be here in d.c. to meet with house democrats -- house democrats. on the republican side, ted cruz says he's launching a new national prayer team today called a time for prayer. chris christie is in new hampshire. in iowa, you'll get visits from jeb bush and mike huckabee. eric: we are very popular these days. nikole killion, live in washington for us. ahead at 5:30 on kcci, multiple homicide investigations. the cases des moines police are working on right now. plus data recorder details.
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alyx: it will finally be open after 15 years. the new intersection in waukee, when you can use it and why some businesses say it will help boost sales. >> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. eric: and how could this face not make you smile? this baby's mad face is going viral this morning, turning a lot of other people's frowns upside down. give me your mad face, errr. elizabeth: welcome back everybody, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson along with shaina and metinka. you saw a bit of ice this morning and i did too. elizabeth: but they did treat the overpasses. metinka: temperatures are below freezing so anything that was rain yesterday may have refrozen.
it feels colder to the west with wind chills in the teens. if you are getting your kids ready for school, bundle them up. we will have flurries or light snow. a trace of accumulation for central iowa and maybe another inch to the northwest. kids will probably need to bring snow gear to school across northwest iowa, they had three to five inches. elizabeth: roads are clear this morning across the metro but , there are parts of the state still seeing icy and snowy conditions. this is the latest from 511.org. you can see the blue areas indicating the roads are partially covered with pink indicating completely covered. as the winter weather continues this season, be sure to keep kcci with you 24/7 right on your smart phone. you can check road reports, live interactive radar, weather alerts and school closings, with the kcci mobile app. eric: right now, des moines
double homicide. we just learned the victims are 36-year-old iran howard and 31-year-old have a -- byron howard. police say that they also rescued to children from that house. eric: officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3900 block of center street monday afternoon. the baby and young child were rushed to the hospital as a precaution. detectives are looking for a person of interest in a case. the tech is determined the incident is suspicious in nature . this marks the city's 18th and 19th homicide of the year. des moines police are still looking the suspect in sunday's shooting on court avenue. 21-year-old edmanuel perez died in the shooting, and 23-year-old andrew hurley boyd was wounded. his condition has not been released. people are now looking to city and county leaders for answers and help in stopping the violence along court avenue. they've haven't released any
elizabeth: police are searching for 2 men who shot another man in the chest and leg. it happened in front of the home at 2847 cottage grove, just after 11:00 sunday night. 41-year-old charles shur told police he and a friend were walking home from walgreens when two men tried to rob them. shur said he was shot when the men didn't get anything. he didn't recognize either of the men. also this morning, fort dodge police are looking for an angry speeder who torched a mobile speed truck over the weekend. chief kevin doty: when i got the call that it had been destroyed i was like, really? someone would do that? elizabeth: cell phone video shows the unit fully engulfed. police say it was sitting along the side of the road saturday night when someone set it on fire. the ford suv and all the camera equipment inside was destroyed, about $40,000 in damage. they hope to have a new one in about two weeks. shaina: news around the nation
the airasia plane crash last year. analysis from the plane's flight data recorder shows a faulty rudder control system led to the crash that killed all 162 people on board. the pilots attempted to respond to the problem, but the plane stalled and crashed into the java sea. aircraft maintenance records show the plane had problems with its rudder system 23 times in the 12 months prior to the crash. investigators say bad weather conditions did not play a role. and boston marathon bomber a new trial in a different venue. his lawyers are set to appear in court today to argue the motion. the same judge who presided over the trial will hear the arguments. tsarnaev was sentenced to death in june for his role in the bombing that killed 3 people and injured more than 200. and today, a second set of jurors is due to be questioned in the trial against one of six officers charged in the death of freddie gray. william porter is the first officer to have his case come to trial.
about 75 prospective jurors, some of them will return wednesday for more selection proceedings. officer porter faces manslaughter and several other charges for his role in the fatal incident back in april. eric: it's been a long time coming, but today at noon the new i-80 interchange in waukee will open. elizabeth: kcci's alyx sacks is live in waukee. and alyx, this is great for commuters, but could have positive impact on businesses. right? alyx: you're right, they say if you build it they will come. local businesses hope this change in traffic will give them more accessibility and maybe make them more visible from the new intersection. they hope this will boost sales. there will be new developments we will talk about in a moment that we met with the president of ciber's and he said this is part of their plan. scott polittle: we've seen the traffic counts on hickman road increase over 100% in the last five years alone.
better access and easier access from a major i-80 artery, we think it should double even quicker than the five years. alyx: really very helpful when it comes to sales. i just mentioned kettle stone will be a new development, it is 5000 acres of development, some will be residential. -- 1500 acres of development. public works director john gibson says they expect 40,000 50,000 new cars a day and says it's really going to help relieve the over burden of jordan creek parkway. hickman gets really backed up, this will open things up and change a lot of how things work and run around the metro. in the next half-hour, the piece of this that is new to iowa, details coming up in 30 minutes. eric: sounds like a weight
getting to work is always important. metinka: market news, the weather has settled down. a little bit of flurry activity. otherwise we are watching snow pinwheel around the system, moving back through south dakota and nebraska so if this continues, that means snow showers could be affecting west control iowa by this afternoon and the central part of the state he snowflakes. temperatures won't change much. des moines at 31 with a high of 34. we are expecting a trace of accumulation and an inch to the northwest. eric: dreams coming true, high group of coworkers came together for a struggling friend to bring joy back into her life. elizabeth: plus a surprise delivery. a deserving woman gets an unexpected gift from complete strangers. how delivering a pizza changed her life. eric: and dozing off with santa. this is really cute. this little boys first visit to saint nick is a memorable one.
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snow flurries near iowa falls the northeast. but they will be pinned wheeling back around and more will move in from nebraska. we are expecting a little in the accumulation. breezy and cool today. temperatures holding steady in the low-to-mid 30's. in the afternoon through the for accumulation across northwest iowa. sunshine in your forecast, searching for that in a few more minutes. elizabeth: thanks metinka. around iowa this morning, the linn-mar school district is looking to change up its preschool program. eric: right now, the district has preschool classrooms across the district. instead, they want to transition them to one centralized building. the district just started working on the project, and says it will be least another 3 to 5 years before it becomes a reality. a preschool advisory group came up with the recommendation to the school board after studying the issue. leisa breitfelder: we have about ten preschool classrooms that we thought, maybe it's time to look
preschool? but we didn't want to make it just about space. we wanted to make sure we made it what is best for kids. eric: one current preschool teacher says a centralized building would help because all the teachers could easily collaborate with each other. the district says the board still needs to determine where this centralized preschool building will be located and how much this project will cost. shaina: also around iowa, a group of co-workers from st. luke's hospital banded together to make a dream come true for one of their own. more than 50 people raised enough money to send resa collier to disney world. friends say she brings joy to all of her coworkers and patients. after a loved one recently passed away, they wanted to do something to bring the joy back into her life. resa collier: the emotion, the happiness, they were my family because i had just lost my father. so they were my new family and they had been with me through thick and thin. there's just no describing how
shaina: she plans to take the all-expenses paid trip with her husband next october. someone caught the entire surprise on camera, and it's been viewed more than 100,000 times on facebook. eric: your work family can be very valuable. elizabeth: another uplifting story this morning. a women from washington state thought she was just delivering a pizza to an area church. eric: but when she got there, she got quite the surprise. members of the church decided to find someone in need, collect cash donations, then give them the money. when nicole carroll brought the pizza to the altar during saturday night's service, the pastor handed her $1,900 in cash. troy asher: i prayed specifically, said god, i want somebody who's either a single mom or a student that's working full time, and she's both.
and amazed. carroll is a mother of 3, working and going to school full time. the pastor says he got the idea from another church. effort of this around the country and it's so cool to surprise them. elizabeth: a good day at work for sure. shaina: well, if you're having a bad day, just watch this video a few times. >> show me your mad face. shaina: this cute little girl trying to be grumpy is making its way across the internet. when asked to show her "mad face", emani didn't miss a beat. people say they can't stop watching the video. elizabeth: great transition. shaina: those cheeks. elizabeth: also going viral this morning, a little boy in indiana slept through his first picture with santa. and it turned out to be the cutest photo shoot ever. 6-month-old zeke walters dozed off while in line with his parents to see saint nick. and instead of waking him up,
sleep, and improvised. this is the result. santa pretending to nod off with a sleeping zeke in his arms. his dad posted the photos on his facebook page and they have been shared more than 500,000 times, and viewed more than 32 million times. shaina: that's really cute. eric: it's tough work. let's take a look over downtown des moines. a really clear morning, a couple
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning, the weather has settled down although we have been tracking snow flurries up toward iowa falls. this is on the backside of the system pinwheekliling with more showers across nebraska. if it continues it will move across western iowa and the central part of the state this afternoon. snowflakes will be creeping in by around 2:00 p.m. with the best chances for accumulating snows near fort dodge. you might even pick up a trace in des moines. the snowflakes will stick around
patchy areas of freezing drizzle in the fort dodge area. tomorrow morning, widely scattered snow flurries. nomura simulation expected by noon, skies begin to clear up across western iowa. then by 7:00 p.m. wednesday, futurecast brings in drizzle followed by clearing skies. not much in the way of accumulation expected. a half inch or less across western iowa and upwards of an inch across the northwestern corner. we don't need anymore, we picked up over five or seven inches in a few spots leading to snow-covered runways across northwest iowa early today. otherwise roads are looking to be in great shape except for west central iowa, they had ice so freezing rain produced slick roads. the wind chill, bundle up. they have fallen back into the teens to your 20 degrees -- two near 20 degrees. we have a southwest wind that is brisk come a 15 miles per hour
temperatures won't get a chance to change much with off and on showers today adding 34 degrees. early morning flurries followed by hopefully breaks in the clouds late in the day and temperatures are
warming. and of the week readings near 50 with a lot of sunshine and great weather for the weekend. elizabeth: just in time for the weekend. eric: we want to see what's going on in the traffic department. shaina: things are looking pretty good, there might be patches of ice in your area. i saw some on my way in but no major problems. not too much of an issue. we do have mobile speed units. you will want to focus on 3900 east 29th street. and 1800 floor drive. north of i-35 at 800 northeast 50th avenue. and 2700 block of north east 56th street in altoona. eric: how to better connect with your baby. plus, new salt warnings on
elizabeth: welcome back. on the health alert this morning. if you're looking for a way to help your sweet bundle of joy relax a little more and sleep through the night? try giving your baby a massage. the infant massage class is aimed at strengthening the bond between you and your baby. experts say massage also helps with nerve stimulation. dr. shefali chheda: i start from
any body parts. when you massage the scalp you also help eliminate cradle cap. when you massage the face you help with blocked tear ducts. elizabeth: doctors say you can see the results in the first day and then you will have a more calm baby and they will interact more. eric: starting today in new york city, small salt shaker images will warn customers of meals high in sodium. the idea is to help combat heart disease and stroke. health officials stressed the elevated risk at a press conference, because most new yorkers eat more sodium than is recommended every day. the new standard applies to about 10% of menu items at city chain restaurants. zane tankel: we are not the food police, we are not telling you what to do, but i do think it's important that we give them the opportunity to make the right decision or wrong decision if that's what they chose. eric: new york is the first city in the u.s. to make the change. restaurants are expected to comply with the rules starting today, but the city won't start
1st. elizabeth: coming up today on "ellen." australian singer sia stops by to perform her latest song "alive". eric: she also talks about why she wears a wig... e thatllen: i have seen what your face looks like but whenever you perform you do not like to show your face and i think people don't understand why. sia: it was just so i could go to target and buy a house if i wanted to. -- hose if i wanted to. i could go by the side of the road if i needed a restroom. nobody would be following me with a camera trying to get a shot. eric: ok, i guess. plus, sia says she will remove her wig for the first time on tv. and wanda sykes shares her holiday tales with ellen on day 5 of 12 days of giveaways. that's today on ellen, right here on kcci at 4. elizabeth: then tonight on kcci. you can catch your first dose of christmas.
red-nosed reindeer." followed by "limitless" and "ncis new orleans." stay tuned for kcci 8 news at 10. and an all new episode of "the late late show with james corden." kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news. here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. alyx: it's one of its first of its kind in the state and it's opening today. how you could be one of the first commuters to use one of the new interchange for i-80 and how it will help businesses and residents in waukee and west des moines. shaina: i have new information in a plane crash that killed nearly 200 people last year. metinka: and we are almost out of this bout of winter weather. eric: taking a live look at the roads at 5:57, a live picture from i to 57 and keo way is starting to build a bit but