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new is ford. america's best-selling brand. now get into a new focus, fusion, or escape with 0% financing for 60 months plus $2,000 dollars trade-assist cash. only at your local ford dealer. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. eric: breaking overnight, north korea shows its might. the country says it carried out a hydrogen bomb test. the risk, the reaction and the ripple effects around the world. shaina: going after guns. iowans react to president obama's move to expand background checks. who will be the most affected. eric: and yikes. taking one extra minute in the morning could have prevented this scary thing from happening, good information as more snow makes its way to iowa. good morning everyone, thanks for waking up with us this wednesday, january 6th. i'm eric hanson. shaina: i'm shaina humphries. before we get into those big
metinka. we have a mix of wintry weather and today is not the only day. metinka: the next several days are looking interesting with light snow trying to work its way into southwest iowa. this is lifting to the north. even farther out, even toward the nebraska border, we have possible sleet mixing in as well. snow from the kansas city area will be arriving late toward noon with freezing drizzle transitioning to sleet and light snow. temperatures should be at or above freezing. feels like a slushy afternoon. temperatures than warm tomorrow and we will see rain that they will be cooling down so we will see snow. shaina: the big story developing this morning. north korea says it has tested a powerful nuclear bomb. nikole killion's in washington with the swift international reaction. nikole: the white house says it can't confirm north korea's nuclear test. but it notes the u.s. is aware of "seismic activity" on the
area where other tests have been conducted. the reported quake registered as a magnitude 5.1. pyongyang made the announcement on state television that it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test underground after its' president signed an order. jasper kim: what north korea really wants is a conversation, recognition, and respect from south korea, but even more from south korea, from the united states. nikole: south korea called the test "a grave provocation" and the united nations plans to hold emergency security council meeting later today. in washington, i'm nikole killion. shaina: hydrogen bombs are much more powerful than atomic bombs, so if these tests are confirmed, it would mark a significant shift in north korea's arsenal. other countries are also condemning the tests, including japan, china, australia, and france. and several are considering tougher sanctions on north korea
nio has brought record rainfall to southern california. the national weather service says more than 1.4 inches of rain fell tuesday in los angeles, beating the previous record by a tenth of an inch. public works officials there are trying to capitalize on the rain, using basins to catch any runoff from the storm for the drought-stricken state. so far, they've collected enough water to fill more than 600 olympic-sized swimming pools. two more storms are expected to hit california today and tomorrow. eric: president obama unveiled his plans to tighten regulations on gun sales tuesday by-passing congress by using executive authority. the plan expands mandatory background checks at gun shows, flea markets and online sales. these plans will affect gun shows in the des moines area. there are three scheduled here this month alone. as seen in this video from 2013, area shows attract thousands of interested buyers and sellers. but dealers attending gun shows are not required to prove that they are federally licensed. donnie white: probably 99% of everybody that attends our shows
they are federally licensed and they come there because it's a good venue for them. eric: right now, gun sales are going up, no matter where they are sold. the fbi reported a record 23 million background checks completed in 2015. shaina: more big stories now. the former mayor of mitchellville is facing child sex abuse charges. 27-year-old jeremy filbert is behind bars this morning in wyandotte county, kansas, facing 2 counts of rape, and 2 counts of aggravated criminal somy of a victim under the age of 14. the sheriff there says the abuse happened in september of 2015. these aren't the first accusations filbert has faced. back in june of 2014, someone from mitchellville elementary school reportedly called police to report inappropriate conduct between filbert and children there. iowa dci agents conducted a month-long investigation but no charges were filed. filbert stepped down from the mayor's office in april of 2015. eric: a woman charged with killing two men in a drunk driving incident will be arraigned in polk county court today.
des moines is accused of driving drunk and broad-siding a car on hubbell on november 15th. the two men inside that car, 59-year-old randy sonnenburg and 60-year-old rick hummell were both killed. gliem will be arraigned at 8:30 this morning. stick with kcci for updates. and jury selection today in the murder trial of joe lopez. the 25-year-old is charged in the death of a clive toddler back in 2014. clive police say lopez told doctors the child fell inside a home where he and the child's mom were staying on franklin avenue. police say the child had a fractured skull and multiple broken ribs. kcci's mark tauscheck will be in the courtroom today. follow him on twitter for live updates. shaina: a west des moines boy is recovering this morning after getting his foot caught in an escalator. now his mom has a warning for other parents. three year old jake mollison was riding down the escalator with his family at the west des moines barnes and noble monday night. all of a sudden a screeching noise rang out, and jake's
side of the escalator. the iowa division of labor is inspecting the escalator and believes it malfunctioned. jake's mom wants other parents to be aware that this can happen. jill mollison: the fact that he was in tennis shoes probably saved his toes. i think he probably would have lost them if he didn't have those on. shaina: the iowa division of labor says there were 18 similar incidents on escalators across the state in 2015. eric: governor branstad is calling it his biggest and boldest initiative ever. he wants to extend the one-cent sales tax passed in 2008 to pay for school improvements. some of the money would still go to schools, but some would be diverted to water quality projects. the proposal will be debated during the 2016 legislative session. that begins next week. some lawmakers already oppose, saying it pits the needs of schools against the need for clean water. shaina: we are expecting more winter weather today. metinka: it is a good chance to see precipitation but it will be
we are not expecting anything overwhelming but snowflakes are showing up on the radar and most of it is across northwest missouri where they are reporting rain and snow. here it is quiet for now. low 30's off to the west. those temperatures will play a key role. 35 will be the high temperature. maybe minor snow accumulations on the grass. tomorrow, temperatures warm a few degrees. there will be a chance in the southern half of the state but with cold air, snow. shaina: new this morning, a viral video of a highway hazard in new hampshire has sparked conversation here in iowa. eric: kcci's alyx sacks is live in des moines. alyx, what did local law enforcement say about the video? alyx: they say it's scary. imagine, something hits your
visibility is down to nothing. it can cause serious injuries. here's a look at the video. a man driving on the highway in new hampshire, there it comes, a sheet of ice smashes his windshield. you can imagine how dense that was. his bills best his visibility dropped to nothing. the first thing you should do is pull over and grabbed the license plate number. i also asked if this was a legal , can you drive with snow or ice on your vehicle. they tell me technically yes. not just from the hood of your car but the top of your car, something like this can happen so white down your car. the only thing that is illegal falling off your car and
if you are a business or have something trailing behind you and that falls on the highway. but as far as clearing snow and ice goes, we spoke to law enforcement and they say it's common sense to clear your car. >> i saw a couple where a semi-on the interstate, there were two inches of snow and ice. like i said, it can be dangerous and potentially fatal. alyx: there can be ripple affects like swerving to get over away. they say who can be liable depends on your insurance company but the best thing you should do is take the license plate number and file that report if your windshield or some part of your car is damaged. alyx sacks, kcci 8 news. eric: as we prepare for more winter weather here in iowa over
to help you stay weather aware. download our kcci weather app to track the storm as it happens. you'll get live radar, traffic alerts and road conditions straight to your smartphone. it's available for free for both android and iphone. eric: you won't be doing this this summer. the popular music festival that's ending for good. shaina: reopening. find out when you'll be able to eat again at a popular local restaurant damaged by fire. and just unveiled, the new tracker that tells you more about your health than you could possibly imagine. arose roads look good, accident free, we will have weather moving and later today. and things are clear. you should get where you're going with no hassle. we have mobile speed units at 700 mlk junior parkway. 1800 2nd avenue.
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. shaina: welcome back. we have more video from the el nio storm that's hitting california right now. you can see several cars here in san diego are completely underwater inside a parking garage. several motorists were trapped inside their flooded cars, making it a busy day for emergency crews. we have nothing like that but we do have precipitation. metinka: right now, it's quiet so if you are hitting the roads, you will have a smooth commute. just clouds in the metro with a light breeze from the south. we have been tracking a couple of snow flurries across southwestern and now subset -- southwest iowa. now more rain coming from
that should arrive by late this morning and toward the noon hour. by then, temperatures should be at or above freezing so it will be kind of slushy. a little bit of light rain and
snow, and at times pockets of sleep across northern iowa. and we will see more wintry mix toward the next several days. eric: the hawkeyes quest for 3-0 starts in the big ten and could not started worse. nebraska jumped out to a 10-0 lead last night. but the hawkeyes quickly snapped out of it. iowa outscored nebraska 31 to 12 in the final 15 minutes of the first half. jarrod uthoff led the hawkeyes in points, ending the game with 25. mike gesell also put up an impressive 22 points. iowa won it 77-66 to remain undefeated in conference play. iowa state basketball takes on texas tech tonight. the game tips off at 8pm at hilton coliseum. you can watch it on espn u. it's also kcci night at hilton. our kurtis gertz, vanessa peng, mollie cooney, and scott reister
make sure to stop by and say hi. shaina: she's on the road to rio. des moines native and olympic track star lolo jones says she's gearing up for the summer games this year after recovering from hip surgery in october. she was on cbs this morning tuesday and spoke to gayle king about how she deals with online criticism. lolo jones: at the end of the day, i just have to know my opinions of what i've done on the track is not altered by what they think of me. it comes by how hard i've worked and what i've achieved. anyone will face criticism when they go after a goal. shaina: lolo will turn 34-years-old on opening day of the rio games. if she makes the u.s. team, it will be her fourth olympic appearance. eric: this morning we've learned a popular summer rock festival will not be returning this year. lazerfest has entertained thousands of central iowans for 11 years now. alice in chains, kid rock and stone sour are among those headlining the show in past years. radio station lazer 103.3 says it's just time to bring the
months after it was destroyed by fire, a dong vietnamese restaurant is set to open next week. a kitchen fire broke out in august and it's taken 5 months and a half million dollars to repair and renovate the popular spot just west of downtown. owner neal ngu says it's been a difficult experience for his family and a dozen employees. workers are putting the finishing touches on the a dong building at 15th and high, and ngu hopes his loyal customers will return. neal ngu: just want to express my love to them for all the years they stay with us and love us. and we looking forward to seeing them once again. eric: a dong hopes to announce a grand opening date once building inspectors sign off on the repairs. shaina: following the dow's worst start to a year since 2008, wall street tried to bounce back on tuesday. the dow was up more than 9 points. the nasdaq gained more than 11. and the s&p 500 added about 4. some analysts think a weak start to 2016 could set a negative
a california app company now has to pay a $2 million fine for claiming its app can improve brain function. the lumosity app was billed as a tool to improve academic performance and fight diseases like dementia. but this morning the federal trade commission says the claims mislead consumers and have no science to back them up. a feature on apple iphones may be using up your data. one family was shocked when their most recent cell phone bill came in around $2,000 all because of a feature on their son's new iphone called wifi assist. the feature is intended to make sure you always have a good signal by automatically switching to cellular data when a wifi signal is weak. that can eat up data without you realizing it. to turn off wifi assist, go to settings, then cellular, then down at the bottom switch the wifi assist feature to off. eric: the 2016 consumer electronics show officially kicks off today in las vegas, but some companies have been giving us sneak peeks at some of the new technology they'll be showing off. check this out from under
it's called the health box, and it helps users track their bodies 24/7. the kit includes a chest strap to monitor heart rate, a wristband and a circular scale to measure weight and body fat and they all communicate with under armour's app. it goes on sale january 22nd for $400. here's a sweet new concept car from faraday. the single-seat, all electric sports car can reportedly go zero to 60 in less than three seconds and reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. faraday says it hopes to get an all-electric sports car on the market in the next two years. and how about a tv that can roll up like a newspaper? that's one of the three concept designs that bend by lg. these concept tvs may never actually hit shelves, but they're meant to show off what's possible with today's technology. shaina: should you ever need to
we are waiting that snowfall. metinka: the weather will get started this afternoon and stay active. there could be stray flurries from adair and lifted the north but it is down there the kansas city area. they have been reporting a mixture of cold rain and snow. several hours away from central iowa, but it is heading in our direction. toward the noon hour is only could expect a mess to move in. temperatures are looking pretty good, 29 and arising in des moines. low 30's already across southwest iowa so that will help determine what precipitation type we get. light snow will move into central iowa and maybe mix with sleet and drizzle. it will be very spotty and very light.
the evening commute could be slippery with accumulations taking place and the glazing to the north. light snow will continue off and on through tomorrow morning but as warmer air moves and it will change to cold rain for the southern half of the state before transitioning over to light snow by thursday evening and that will last off and on toward the weekend. not much in the way of snow relations today as it takes us through thursday evening with a half-inch across central iowa that should be on the grassy areas that will melt and fall through the day. light rain possible around several -- seven iowa. 29 in des moines, waiting on precipitation to arrive. a light breeze from the south. south wind will pull in warmer temperatures. the wintry mix moving in by noontime, sleet and rain and snow causing minor accumulations
eight days shows temperatures warming up tomorrow in the upper 30's with cold rain that will transition back to snow on friday into early saturday. we could end up with a few inches of powder out there but a lot of cold air is on the field. shaina: everything looks good on the roads. nothing should slow you down. here are your mobile speed units . this one is by woodland cemetery at 700 mlk junior parkway. there's another des moines police car at 1800 2nd avenue. on the south side at 4400 south union street. polk county car at northwest sixth drive and in pleasant hill at 7100 southeast vandalia drive. repealing obamacare, and blocking planned parenthood funding.
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nikole: if the repeal bill passes today, it would be the first time it reaches the white house. the senate passed the measure before the holidays, and now the house is slated to vote this afternoon. it would dismantle key parts of the affordable care act, including requirements for individuals to get insurance and businesses to offer coverage. it also includes a separate provision cutting federal funding to planned parenthood. the white house says the president will veto it. valerie jarrett: the president will not support anything that repeals the affordable care act. there are well over 17 million people around our country who have health care today, many who would not be alive today if it wasn't for the affordable care act. nikole: democrats say this is the 62nd vote to repeal the president's law, and say it's a waste of time but house speaker paul ryan says congress is holding the president accountable. shaina: deja vu. nikole killion, live in washington for us.
our next half hour, a national north korea's bomb test is so worrisome. and a special invitation. the request a group of iowa muslims is extending to donald trump. and what would you do with all that money? how iowans would spend the $450 million powerball jackpot, not necessarily on themselves, either. shaina: and we leave you with some more video coming out of california this morning. el nio storms dropped an inch and a half of
rain on los angeles. there are some flooding problems, but get this. catch basins captured enough runoff to supply 9,600 people with water. it's pretty good news with the drought they've had.
kcci. shaina: developing story right now, north korea says it's tested a hydrogen bomb. the
international reaction and the possible danger to the u.s. eric: plus, watch out. what a scary moment behind the will wheel. find out what iowa's laws are when it comes to cleaning your car of ice and snow. and ice rescue. how an iowa hunter found himself in a tough spot, and hear the moment he called for help.
this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. shaina: also this half hour, big money tonight. people are lining up to spend a couple dollars on a dream of winning the lottery. some of the more interesting ways iowans would spend all that money, ahead. welcome back everyone, it's wednesday january 6th. i'm shaina humphries. eric: i'm eric hanson, metinka here too. around noon we could see things happen. metinka: until then, maybe a you stray flurries. possibly a stray flurry or light sleet but nothing that should impact roads yet. cloudy and cool in des moines, 29, heading for 35. we expect sleet and snow by noontime. heading for a slushy afternoon
and snow moving in from noon through the evening with minor accumulation possible. shaina: back to the breaking story overnight, the un security council will meet in emergency session today after north korea claimed it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. cbs's brian webb reports on the dangerous development. brian: a representative from the white house says the u.s. cannot confirm a north korea hydrogen bomb test. but is calling on the country's leaders to abide by international obligations and commitments. the surprise north korean state tv announcement called the event a "perfect success", citing pyongyang's 'legal right' to defend itself against u.s. aggression. juan zarate: the real danger for the u.s. is whether north korea has intentions to demonstrate their abilities as far as the pacific. and certainly to threaten the united states continent. brian: news of the event came after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake was detected near a known north korean nuclear test site. south korea quickly condemned
emergency national security council meeting. the country's president told reporters the test "is a threat on our people's survival and future, and a direct challenge against global peace and safety." brian webb for cbs news. shaina: a south korean spy agency says it may have actually been an atomic bomb, which is less powerful than a hydrogen bomb. u.s. officials say it could take days to independently confirm the test. meanwhile, reaction has been swift and strong to president obama's plan to tighten gun control. the centerpiece of his plan is stopping non-licensed dealers from selling weapons at gun shows and online. right now, iowa does not require dealers to be federally licensed, so they can sell without doing background checks. the effort is being widely condemned by gop lawmakers and republican presidential candidates. it's also getting lots of reaction from gun show dealers here in iowa. daryl klein: we have very few
that are not federally licensed dealers. i don't see where this is going to change much. it seems to me to be more of a political stunt. shaina: there are three gun shows scheduled for the des moines area this month alone, they typically attract thousands of buyers and sellers. but no matter where they're being sold gun sales are going up. the fbi reported a record number of 23 million background checks completed in 2015. eric: more big stories this morning. the former mayor of mitchellville is facing child sexual abuse charges. 27-year-old jeremy filbert is accused of abusing a child under the age of 14 last september. there's also reports of an incident that happened at mitchellville elementary in 2014. filbert stepped down from the mayor's office in april. he is now behind bars in kansas on a $150,000 bond. jury selection starts today in the murder trial of joe lopez. the 25-year-old is charged in connection with the death of a
the baby had a fractured skull and multiple broken ribs after reportedly falling inside a home. kcci's mark tauscheck will be in the courtroom today. stay with kcci for updates throughout the day. kcci will also be in the court room when 53-year-old deanna gliem is arraigned. she's accused of driving drunk and broad-siding a car on hubbell in november, killing both men inside the car. she's being charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. shaina: a highway hazard caught on camera, a sheet of ice smashes into a man's windshield as he drives. alyx sacks is on this case. and it sounds pretty scary, alyx. what should people do if this happens to them? alyx: it is scary. imagine, you are driving down the highway and it smashes into your windshield. when we spoke to highway patrol, they told us to pull over as quickly and safely as possible and if you can, get the license
here's a look at the video out of new hampshire. the driver is on the highway and you see it with dash cam video when a big sheet of ice flies off the roof of the car in front of him and hits his windshield, shattering the glass. leaving his vision down to nothing. i asked state patrol if it is legal to drive with ice or store on your car and they say it technically is. they say the only time it is illegal is if you are hauling something in a trailer and something flies off. he says, however, when i spoke to sergeant nathan ludwig, it's just common sense. sgt. ludwig: they're in a hurry, it could cause a chain reaction. going that fast, the windshields
take the time to clear the stuff off and you won't have to worry about it. alyx: you know when you get up early in the morning and you do not feel like standing in the cold and clearing off frost? you need to. that's where few inches in front of your dashboard cannot be obstructed. you have to clear it or state patrol will write you a ticket. alyx sacks, kcci 8 news. iowa's news leader. eric: new from around iowa, a 911 call tells how rescuers were able to reach a hunter who got stuck in ice in eastern iowa. dispatcher: all right, can you wave your arms in the air for me sir? hunter: i can hear them now. dispatcher: okay, they're requesting you wave your arms, can you do that? eric: the johnson county sheriff's office says 25 year old jared bushell fell through some ice in the hawkeye wildlife area on new year's eve. bushell was up to his chest in freezing water and ice. lt. adolph: everybody has a cell -- rescuers pulled him out.
could have died if he did not have a working cell phone. shaina: and in cedar rapids, the mother mosque of america is reaching out to donald trump about his views on muslims. the group wants trump to share some of his plans. including the ones to ban muslims from entering the country. some from the mosque say his campaign has become intimidating for their congregation which is full of regular americans. eric: just ahead, cheap gas. the place in the metro that will p cost $.16 less. shaina: guns and powerball, we are online. go to facebook to give us a like and interact with us anytime. metinka: wintry weather is moving back in the forecast with rain, snow, and sleet. shaina: it seems the majority of us will have to show up after the commute so you should not
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highs will be near 35 so the evening commute will be on the slushy side. minor cumulation possible. it is the beginning of active weather that will stick with us through the weekend. president obama: and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. shaina: that was an emotional president obama on tuesday, explaining why he's using executive actions on gun control. the main action is closing loopholes that right now allow some gun sales without background checks. eric: more than 4,500 votes in
support the president's move. 54% say yes, barely over half but it is very divisive. shaina: i strong reaction from both sides, close to 200 comments on our kcci facebook page. charlene says i'm a gun owner in favor of tighter regulations. jones says we need this badly, you can own guns but hopefully it will keep the hands of those that will use them for killing people. julie says i don't see with the president is infringing on the second amendment, is not saying people cannot have guns but there is any for background checks and people that sell guns at gun shows need to be aware. eric: another writes the fact that he is bypassing capitol hill tells the whole story and he thinks he's above the law. this will continue to be talked about in a town hall meeting on cnn on thursday. shaina: the other story that has you talking this morning, what you'd do with $450 million. that's a lot of money. tonight's powerball jackpot is the fourth largest in the game's history.
even higher. just look at the line of people at this gas station in california. if you win and take the cash option, you'd walk away with $275 million. not 450 but not much to complain about. eric: a whole lotta dreaming on facebook this morning. many saying they'd pay off debts, buy a house, or a car. others plan to be generous. reggie says he would buy out a close down the and turn it into veteran housing. suzanne would build a barn with a heated arena and start a rating camp -- writing cap for horses. another one says he would build something underground with 10 years of supplies and help another person out -- help others out. shaina: you can buy tickets until 8:59 tonight and the drawing is at 9:59. we'll have the winning numbers on kcci 8 news at ten. eric: well, drivers may be feeling like they've won the lottery with all the money we're saving on gas these days. but this is definitely the lowest we've seen.
urbandale is selling super unleaded for $1.69 a gallon. that's $.16 less than the $1.85 at other nearby stations. serious money saving going on. shaina: that's a new normal i can get used to. finally today, since we're talking snow in the forecast, -- they were trying to reel in a marlin and was giving them trouble. it was a pretty close call, as close as it gets. that is so intense. metinka is up next with what to expect where you live and when snow will arrive. cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. today begins the active weather stretch. so far, nothing impressive, light snow over toward lamoni and maybe a stray flurry toward panora. this is just the beginning. across missouri, through kansas city, and to kansas itself, the
be lifting into the state. kansas city has been reporting a cold rain and snow mixture with air temperature around freezing. either side of 32 degrees, still holding into the mid-and upper 20's. that will change as precipitation moves in. we will see sleet and snow. into the evening commute there could be slick spots developing so be careful in the northern part of the state area overnight there will be continued areas of light snow mixing with sleet but temperatures will hold near freezing. tomorrow morning, leftover flurries and as temperatures warm, light rain moving in across the southern half of the state and as temperatures cool back down it will transition back over to snow probably during the evening commute. that snow will be with us into friday and into saturday morning. for today and into thursday, we are not expecting much in the way of snow. just minor accumulations of an
picking up an inch or less. it will melt and turn into/. rain is most likely across southern iowa picking up maybe a quarter inch. no precipitation to worry about, just clouds and a light reads. -- light breeze. by the time the precipitation moves in, it will be chilly across iowa mixing with sleet and snow to the north. watch for slick spots off and on tonight and again on thursday but once temperatures moorman to upper 30's, it will be a chilly rainfall for much of thursday before transitioning to snow by friday and into saturday, we might end up with a couple inches of snow that will be followed by cold. shaina: until the weather moves in, the road situation looks good. you should not be trouble at all on your way to work. no accidents but we do have plenty of mobile speed units.
police department by gateway markets on mlk junior parkway. there's another at 1800 2nd avenue and on the south side, 4400 south union street. a polk county car on the outskirts of des moines at 6700 northwest six the drive and one more in pleasant hill at 7100 southeast vandalia drive. eric: which presidential
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eric: news to go this morning, north korea said it
tested a hydrogen bomb but there is doubt about that claim. the south korean spy agency said the estimated explosion was smaller and was likely an atomic bomb. u.s. officials have not confirmed the test but they are aware of seismic activity in that area. b the united nations security council has called for an emergency meeting today. cbs this morning has a report this morning. shaina: it was an issue that brought the most powerful man in the world to tears. president obama got emotional as he announced executive actions to condemn violence. the plan includes requiring gun dealers to be licensed and
hiring investigators to do the checks, and increasing investigations into the background check system. he called them common sense but many republicans vowed to block any change in gun laws. eric: kcci will be into polk county courtrooms today. she's accused of driving drunk and crashing into a car on hubbell avenue in november, killing two men. 59-year-old randy sonnenberg and brick, -- r and a mani accused ofc killingk hummel. a fractured skull. shaina: the former mayor of mitchellville is in jail in kansas charged with child sexual abuse. he is facing rape charges of a child under 14. we have learned the iowa dci investigated allegations involving her him in 2014 when he was mayor. no charges were filed. eric: the des moines register
christie is going in iowa. aides say he is attracting large crowds and more iowans are voicing support. shaina: he will soon be able to eat at a dong, the popular vietnamese restaurant damaged by fire five months ago is now planning to reopen next week. eric: tonight's powerball jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game's history. $450 million. a lot of people buying tickets today what please play responsibly and you can see if you want on kcci 8 news at 10. shaina: we are waiting for the snow to arrive. metinka: maybe just a couple of stray flurries but we will have a wintry mix moving in with sleet and snow. it will be slushy with temperatures at or above freezing. 35 is the high but for the evening commute, roads could be slippery so be careful. 35 is the high temperature, not much wind but there will be light precipitation today they
from des moines southward. the wintry precipitation sticks with us through saturday morning and we end up with snow and a lot of cold by sunday. shaina: all is well on the roads. drive times are normal, it will take you seven minutes to get downtown from the west and six minutes from the east. don't forget the ice scraper and snow plus -- snow brush. as alyx sacks tells you, you need to remove the snow. eric: make sure you bring your hat, gloves, and mittens and be ready for the day.