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towards the neighbors and i see the light glow and it's on fire. grace coe -- grace coe -- grace: neighbor troy wirtz then called 911 to try and save the house next door. in the light of day the destruction of last night's house fire becomes cold reality. there's nothing left to this west des moines house. the flames were like shooting out of the driveway. i couldn't believe how engulfed it was. >> i just couldn't believe how fast and hot the flame was. grace: officials say no one was home at the time of the blaze but a firefighter did sustain non-life threatening injuries when an exterior wall fell on him. that firefighter was treated and released later today from methodist medical center. neighbor troy wirtz says the home owner and his dog found out about the tragic news around 7:00 this morning. west des moines fire says it could take weeks to fully
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destroyed. in west des moines, grace provenzano, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. shaina: west des moines fire investigators say they'll need to dip deep beneath the remains of the house before declaring the cause of the fire. eric: a winterset man is dead after a fiery two-vehicle crash in madison county. it happened in the 1900 block of summit avenue in madison county just before midnight saturday night. when deputies arrived they say they found a jeep fully engulfed in flames. the driver of the vehicle has been identified as 48-year-old john eller of winterset. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the other vehicle a semi-tractor trailer was not injured. officials say eller's vehicle rear-ended the semi then struck an in ground electric box , catching fire. the crash is still under investigation. in johnston a weekend crash , sends one man to the hospital. it happened in the 7400 block of northwest beaver drive near camp dodge. a man had to be extricated from a car. officers say the man suffered a serious injury to his leg and was taken by helicopter to mercy. no word on his condition this morning.
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of joe lopez. the 25-year-old is charged with killing a clive toddler in 2014. prosecutors say lopez violently shook his girlfriend's baby ruby and squeezed the child's ribs , resulting in a fractured skull and several fractured ribs. lopez told authorities ruby somehow fell out of her high chair onto a concrete floor when he walked out of the room. pretty bitter cold out there, metinka. it metinka: it is still very cold in the northern part of the state. in central iowa, temperatures have reached the double digits. it is 10 in ames. it is 10 below in mason city. these are the actual temperatures. we do not have a lot of wind, but it is enough to drive the temperatures down to 20 below. we are going to have to double up -- to bundle up. we are not expecting much in the
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another blast of arctic air for tomorrow. we will detail it up for you coming up. shaina: the iowa caucus and the world-wide attention is now just a few weeks away but the political focus for iowans this week lies closer to home. eric: kcci's grace provenzano tells us what's on tap in the state legislature. grace: several iowa lawmakers made stops at the capitol sunday afternoon as they prepare to gavel in tomorrow morning. senator liz mathis says k through 12 public education funding will be topping their list of priorities. last year's session went long over the issue of education as lawmakers couldn't come to an agreement. that ended with a $55.7 million budget compromise. but governor terry branstad later vetoed that measure in early july to the disappointment of lawmakers and school districts across the state. senator mathis says in addition to education, iowa's move toward private management of its medicaid system will also be a major talking point. she chairs the human resources
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senate will be working toward an oversight bill to handle that issue. >> that oversight bill will hold the mco's feet to the fire. it will also help insure that the beneficiaries receive really good health and it will also insure we spend tax dollars wisely. grace: other lawmakers say bolstering small businesses and upstarts along with improving iowa's water quality will be key issues. eric: it's expected to be a contentious and partisan session. the democratically-controlled senate and the republican-led house will convene this morning at 10:00. shaina: the race for president ramps up. three weeks out until caucuses. what new polls show about the tight race on both sides. eric: plus if you haven't played yet you now have more reasons to buy a powerball ticket. how the largest powerball
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out all kinds of players. is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field.
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>> 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. metinka: good morning. overnight we had a few snow flurries. now the weather is quiet and the cold. we have a few more flurries coming in on the dakotas and nebraska. they will be affecting us through the afternoon and
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bundle up, it is feeling very much like winter. the wind chill at clarion, 16 below zero. actual temperatures today are heading into the 20's. not as chilly as over the weekend. this afternoon, a little bit of light snow. that will be followed by another blast of arctic air or tomorrow. we have some melting temps in your 8-day forecast. shaina: commitment 2016 news democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders is continuing his weekend swing through the state in ankeny sunday. the candidate entered the hall on the dmacc campus to a standing-room only crowd. he talked about the major issues of his campaign including equalizing income and wealth among wage earners extending the cap on social security and increasing its benefits. one of the night's biggest applause came from his stand on energy.
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our entire world is the need to transfer our energy away from fossil fuels so that we can effectively combat climate change. [applause] shaina: paid family medical leave struck a high note with supporters. >> i felt really strongly when he talked about childcare obviously. i think that it's an important issue to work on here. shaina: senator sanders heads to des moines this morning. he has a public forum planned for 10:00 a.m. at hoover high school. eric: meantime hillary clinton bolstering new support. planned parenthood formally endorsed her at a campaign event in manchester new hampshire. it's the first time the nonprofit group has backed a candidate in a primary. clinton spoke about the endorsement and republican rival donald trump on face the nation sunday morning. >> i'm going to fight as hard as i can against any efforts to defund planned parenthood , but i am not going to let him
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not going to let him or any of the other republicans rip away the progress that women have made. it's been too hard-fought-for. and i'm going to stand up and make it clear there's a huge difference between us. eric: sanders has a 50% to 46% edge over clinton in new hampshire in a new marist poll. tonight clinton sanders and martin o'malley are all in town for the brown and black presidential forum here in des moines. the candidates will address issues affecting african americans and latinos. it starts at 7 p.m. -- at 7:00 p.m. at drake's sheslow auditorium. our chief political reporter cynthia fodor will be there. follow her on twitter and look for her reports on kcci 8 news at 10:00. shaina: trump still on the attack against cruz. the billionaire businessman is not backing down on his questions about the status of cruz's citizenship. cruz says he's a natural born citizen because his mother is an american. trump brought it up this weekend at a stop in clear lake. >> because you cannot put somebody there folks that's going to go in and he's immediately sued by the democrats, because they're saying he was born in canada . he's not allowed to run for president. and if there's that doubt and
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knows more about lawsuits than i do? i'm the king. i'm the king. [laughter] shaina: a new nbc marist presidential poll shows ted cruz leading the republican race in iowa now with trump close behind. marco rubio and ben carson running third and fourth. carson has his work cut out for him and he is working it in iowa today. kcci's chief political reporter cynthia fodor caught up with him at church. >> how are you doing? cynthia: dr. ben carson has a heart for kids. as a director of pediatric neurosurgery at johns hopkins he children. now he's focused on the health of our entire nation. >> i'm emphasizing our spiritual needs as a country. cynthia: ashley laws is studying to be a nurse inspired by this doctor who grew up in poverty. >> it inspires me in a great way . he believed he could make it i believe i can make it.
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to do with what happens to you in life is you. cynthia: at corinthian baptist church carson showed faith christian voters can save his campaign. >> there's a lot of excitement building. you'll see poll numbers starting to turn as we near election so we're optimistic. cynthia: he swayed some undecideds. >> i'm all the way for hillary but after listening dr. carson, it is up in the air. it is a 50-50 thing. >> there is no size for him. he may have my vote. cynthia: after praying for his presidential plans dr. carson went back to work with a lot of work to do down the road before the caucuses. cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news,
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eric: we are waking up to 14 -- to 14 degrees.
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: wind chills below zero
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algona feels like eight below. in ames it feels like to degrees. we don't have much wind. and doesn't take much wind to drive those wind chills down. -- it doesn't take much wind to drive those wind chills down. overnight there were a few snow flurries. those have been moving out. we have another batch moving in, heading in from the cabell -- the dakotas. behind this disturbance is another arctic cold front had this will bring a blast of cold air with the best chances for snow this afternoon. high pressure for tomorrow. finally a warmer push of their moves back in here for the middle and end of the week. maybe some melting temperatures before more cold returns.
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we cannot rule out a few flurries later today. tracking to the southeast before finally heading out. tuesday will be quiet but very cold though. we are just expecting a dusting, upwards of .5 inch during the evening and overnight tonight. just enough to blow around with gusty winds tonight and tomorrow. bundle up, it is still winter. heading for highs into the 20's today. 24 the high temp. just going to be a chilly day. overnight, those snow showers and 10 you with a dusting expected. watch for blowing snow. overnight lows back near seven degrees.
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we will have sunshine and very cold conditions. wednesday and thursday, we are going to get a little whiplash. highs in the 30's, maybe even 40 . another chance of rain and snow by friday and saturday. eric: at least one day of melting. shaina: this morning you have 1.3 billion reasons to join powerball fever after no one matched all six numbers in saturday night's drawing. as brian webb reports all you need is two bucks and some luck. brian: do you feel lucky? the largest lottery the world has ever seen is up for grabs this wednesday. >> and i think i'm that one. i'm a lucky guy. i'm a lucky guy, for real. brian: no one matched all six powerball numbers after saturdays drawing even though lottery officials say about 75% of all possible numbers combinations were used. the odds of winning the $1.3
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292 million to one. powerball signs like this are stuck at $999 million because they can't register into the billions. it's never been done before. the powerball has ballooned since its november 4 starting point of $40 million. >> i'm going to get me a ticket now, thanks to you. brian: the winner can choose either annual payments over 29 years or a lump sum cash payment of $806 million with a chunk going to federal income taxes. that kind of cash is bringing out young and old veterans and beginners. and powerball players dreaming of what they would do with all that cash. >> i'd pay off my kids' houses and take them all on a vacation. >> i'd keep my circle real tight as tight as i could. anprobably change my name and move to some island somewhere. brian: people living in 44 states as well as in the district of columbia the us -- columbia, the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico can play powerball.
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good luck. brian webb for cbs news. shaina: there were a few small winners on saturday. 25 tickets paid out $1 million . three others were worth $2 million. lottery officials here in iowa tell us they broke two sales records this week. eric: overwhelming moments sunday for many people in omaha's historic old market district seeing the damage of saturday's massive fire for the first time in daylight. amanda crawford from our sister station was there. amanda: as daylight creeps over the old market, so does a tremendous feeling of loss. >> there's just not a way you can replace a building like that. amanda: a crowd quiet and nervous gathers. some quenching their curiosity. others -- >> everybody at m's we're just family. amanda paying respects to a : place they called home. >> just watching that it's just heartbreaking. but yesterday when i found out i
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was ok. not only are us as co-workers grieving omaha is because m's was the go-to place if you wanted to come downtown. amanda: the explosion at m's pub saturday shook dillon schuman's co-workers the damage and fear spread quickly. next door nouvelle eve a charred mess. the boutique's windows blasted open. market house a restaurant now ruined water seeping down the walls. niche's home goods damaged beyond repair. >> i think losing something like this is going to impact how the old market feels for a very long time. amanda: it could be the end of an era. >> or the beginning of a new one. amanda even on a somber sunday : morning staring at destruction some see hope. >> we'll get through this together as we said last night as we were all hugging each other we'll all get through this and we have one another this isn't the end. amanda: there's already talk of the old market and businesses across omaha uniting and reaching out to m's pub employees to help in any way.
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, amanda crawford, ketv newswatch 7. eric: officials say crews working to install fiber optic cable might have ruptured a gas line causing the explosion and fire. more than 60 firefighters battled the blaze. none of them were injured. shaina: clean-up underway right now in cape coral, florida, after an ef-2 tornado ripped through town. the storm tore roofs from homes , collapsed garages and shattered windows late saturday night. officials say the storm produced winds up to 135 miles per hour. florida governor rick scott in the town surveying the damage this afternoon. residents say it came quick with barely any warning. >> what did it sound like? >> it was quick. >> we got the thing on our phone. after that, we ran into the house. >> you get the warning? >> yeah.
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after. shaina: no word on a damage estimate. and no serious injuries were reported. eric: one of the top prospects in the nation from right here in
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent.
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and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. metinka: good morning. a cold start. six degrees and what it feels like in des moines. dangerous 15 degrees below.
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currently the temperature is at 14 degrees. we're headed for the 20's. not as cold as yesterday but we will see light snow moving through. could end up with a dusting of snow followed by a blast of cold air tomorrow. eric: one west des moines teenager is already getting a taste of the big stage. the valley senior who has committed to nebraska just got back from san antonio where he was selected to play in the u.s. army all-american game. shaina: kcci's tony seeman shows us how john raridon didn't get there alone. >> i am honored to be playing in it because that has been my goal. tony: making into the bowl is a dream come true. for john, this is par for the course. >> play with your friends and you finish your high school career and you can cap it off with such a prestigious game.
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than -- is rarioddon it comes with the territory. how about this family? dad spent some time in the nfl. mom a shot putter. this family tree is made of steel. >> fiercely competitive atmosphere. you are trying to one up your brother. it makes you better in the long run. quest the most fun thing is he loves it. he really enjoys it. it is fun to see him reach his goal. tony: he is prepared to play it nebraska next season. a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream and carry out a family legacy. >> he is a driven football player. we are not surprised that he got his honor. it is wonderful that he is in
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tony: tony seeman, kcci 8. shaina: two hours of today's top stories are coming up at 5:00. we'll preview the 2016 legislative session as lawmakers head back to the statehouse today. and we'll tell you what you can buy with the new powerball jackpot, now up to $1.3 billion. eric: and we're remembering a music legend this morning. singer-songwriter david bowie
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we'll hav shaina: right now at 5:00, back to work. iowa lawmakers head back to the statehouse this morning for the start of the 2016 legislative session. what's on top of their priorities list for the new year. eric: and music loses an icon. a look back at the life of singer-songwriter david bowie after news of his death breaks overnight. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: good morning everyone and thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. shaina: it's 5:00 on monday, january 11. it is very cold.
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