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the shakeup in 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. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. >> the budget i propose today,
spending the most money are on schools and on medicaid. alyx: right now at noon, governor branstad talks about past successes and lays out his plan for the future of iowa. governor terry branstad gave his condition of the state address this morning, saying iowa is now ranked the third best managed state in the nation. our chief political reporter cynthia fodor is just back from the statehouse with more. cynthia. cynthia: alyx, governor branstad laid out his priorities -- education, medicaid cleaning , up our water, and criminal justice reform. branstad, starting his 22nd year as governor, delivered his address to a joint session of the house and senate. at 10:00 this morning, he said the farm economy has hurt state revenue, but says his $7 billion budget is balanced. although he vetoed nearly $56 million in school funding last year, he proposed an increase in basic aid this year. >> the budget provides schools the stability and protect ability and funding they need and deserve.
k-12 funding of over $145 million. this includes the third installment of our extraordinary commitment to teacher leadership and compensation. this additional investment would bring total k-12 education spending in the state budget to over $3.2 billion annually. cynthia: governor terry branstad proposed changes to the state's criminal justice system and warned medicaid is stretching the budget too thin, emphasizing the need to privatize the program. hear more from the governor and reaction on kcci 8 news tonight. alyx. alyx: and in commitment 2016 news, hillary clinton is back in central iowa today. vanessa peng joins us live from ames where the democratic presidential hopeful just wrapped up a meeting with supporters.
vanessa: alyx, it was a packed house. all of these seats were filled with hundreds of supporters here for hillary clinton and they tell me they're voting for hillary clinton or supporting her for caucuses because she is the candidate who will fight for them. the democratic presidential candidate was welcomed with a standing ovation. clinton focused on gun control right off the bat and says proud of president obama's executive actions last week on gun control and says she wants to keep the issue front and center. >> anybody who cares about real reform in our political system, who cares about making a difference that will literally -- in this case -- save lives, has to stand with us against a gun lobby. vanessa: clinton says she supports the portable care act in a as a great foundation and
alyx: bernie sanders is grabbing the lead in i would according to the latest poll. he took an aggressive shot yesterday the clinton campaign. >> i think the most important point to be made is that secretary clinton and her campaign now know she is in serious trouble. and i think a candidate who was originally thought to be the anointed candidate, to be the inevitable candidate is now , locked in a very difficult race here in iowa and in new hampshire. alyx: and new poll numbers just into the newsroom seem to bear that. sanders has surged past clinton in the latest poll released just moments ago by quinnipiac university. the polls shows 49% of likely democratic caucus goers support sanders. clinton came in with 44% and martin o'malley received just 4% support.
liberal organization moveon.org formally endorsed sanders in his bid for the white house. a radiologist who examined ruby alvarez's x-rays before she died says her injuries were classic signs of child abuse. ruby's mother's boyfriend, joe lopez, is back in court today accused of killing ruby in 2014 by repeatedly shaking her. ruby's trauma surgeon told jurors the injuries, some of which can be seen in this picture taken a day before she died, do not add up with the story lopez told authorities. he says ruby fell out of her high chair. >> bad skull fracture, bad brain injury and broken ribs. , that is not consistent with a history of falling from a high chair. alyx: the defense has been trying to prove those injuries are possible from the alleged 5-foot fall to the concrete floor. now in southern iowa we have , learned a 16-year-old boy has been charged with killing his
davis county. michael goodwin, jr. is accused of killing 39-year-old michael goodwin, sr. last month. and iowa state university president steven leath has announced two events to replace what was the annual veishea festival. one will be a february celebration of the sale of cherry pies as part of valentine's day activities. then a celebration of the arts will be held in april. leath ended the veishea festival in august of 2014 saying the alcohol-fueled party placed students at risk. one of iowa's largest career fairs in just a couple of days away. the central iowa career expo is set for thursday at hyvee hall with doors opening at 10:00 a.m. they'll be resources to help those looking for work or looking for a different opportunity. the expo offers help with resume improvement and more. for more information, just go to the website you see on your screen. and several fires accompanied the first major cold snap in the state the last few days. west des moines fire marshal mike whitsell says this is the
local firefighters. >> we're human. the equipment that we are wearing yes, it protects us from , fire and it tries to keep us warm, but during the fire fighting operations, it's going to get wet from the water that we're putting on the fire. that's then in turn going to freeze. there's also skin that's exposed, you know, your face doesn't always have a mask on it. alyx: in the home fire early sunday morning in west des moines, the temperature was 6 degrees below zero. while fighting the massive ended up looking like an ice palace. water froze everywhere it could. mix that with wind chill and it becomes hazardous. he says firefighters have to take frequent breaks and are constantly checked for frostbite. and it is very cold today. but change is on the way. we will check in with frank for more. frank: we have been talking about this advertisement blast, but warmer weather is on the way. six degrees here in des moines, a big-time change from
northwest, putting the extra bite in the air. it feels cold right now. you look back 24 hours ago, we are 16 degrees colder in the metro, 17 degrees colder in ames, 50 degrees colder than noontime yesterday in the loan. when chill continues to be a factor. 2:00 p.m., a below air temperature at nine degrees. look at the windchill, feels like 14 below in des moines, 15 below in ames. feels like 25 below in mason city, a cold day. at least we're seeing the sunshine. more clouds by 5:00, temperatures rise overnight. it :00 p.m., the winds switches to the south. we have some warmer weather in the 8 day forecast. could be flirting with you 30's again. alyx: president obama is likely using these last few hours before tonight's state of the union address to polish his speech. weijia jiang is on capitol hill with what you can expect to hear. >> the president of the united
>> in his seventh and final state of the union address tonight, president obama will talk to the american people about the nation's challenges and opportunities ahead. >> what is critical are the kinds of decisions we make now will have a sick of it can impact on not -- significant impact not just on her generations, but future generations. >> i don't think i've ever been more optimistic about a year ahead and i am right now. >> the president is expected to highlight executive actions he plans to take to tackle gun violence without congressional approval. at the white house says he will also discuss issues where both parties can work together. >> we see there is bipartisan support for criminal justice reform on capitol hill. >> this year the president has invited 23 guests to the house chamber to hear his speech, including a syrian refugee and an american hero. 23 or spencer stone and his two friends help take down a heavily armed gunmen on a paris bound train last year. white house staffers called him last week during his commute to work.
in my parking spot and told me i been invited to sit in the first lady's box. august the, i agreed. >> the white house is using social media to spread the president's message by providing a behind-the-scenes look at tonight's event on snap chat. alyx: in other news, many detroit schools are closed again because of an absence of teachers. the district reported at least 22 closings today, compared to more than 60 yesterday. the so-called sickout started last week with a handful of schools. teachers say they are upset over class sizes, pay, the condition of the buildings. the mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an affluenza defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been released from a texas jail. tonya couch was released on bond -- is charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon for allegedly helping her 18-year-old son flee to mexico. right now ethan couch is , fighting extradition from mexico. coming up, the powerball jackpot goes up again as excitement for tomorrow night's drawing goes
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. alyx: the powerball jackpot hit the $1.5 billion mark just this morning and excitement for tomorrow night's drawing is growing not just here, but also in canada. thousands of canadians are pouring over the border to try their luck. demarco morgan is at niagara falls, near the new york border with canada with more on the , frantic pace of ticket buying. >> while millions of americans think they're lucky enough to beat the unimaginable odds, so too do canadians. >> i'm going to take my chances just like everyone else. >> shari ann says she drove nearly two hours from her become the world's next billionaire. >> we come here and drop a lot of money on a regular basis. we shop in the u.s. a lot. so we give to you, it's time you give back. >> our neighbors to the north have been travelling across the border from cities like vancouver, toronto, and montreal. >> the canadians.
the lotto. >> which they're legally allowed to do. >> you don't have to be a u.s. citizen to buy a powerball ticket. as long as you're buying your tickets at an authorized retail location, then that's fine with us. >> but winners outside the u.s. can expect more taxes. the federal government can withhold 30% of gambling winnings paid to a foreigner. that's 5% more than for a u.s. resident. but no matter which side of the border you're on, there's no escaping the one in nearly 300 million chance of winning. >> even though the odds are totally against winning, somebody has to win. so you can dream. >> the $1.4 billion jackpot is a long way from canada's comparable lotto max game, which now stands at an estimated $50 million.
suicide bomber killed at least 10 people in istanbul. the victims are reportedly both turkish and tourists, including several from germany. last year, turkey agreed to take a more active role in the us-led -- us-led fight against islamic state terrorists. german authorities have identified 31 people, cleaning 18 refugees ssx on new year's eve. just one of several incidents in europe. germany's government will -- and the wick of the assault. police say 553 criminal complaints have been filed with them in connection with the new years eve attack. ever wanted to see a space shot? this year could be your year. later this afternoon the air , force will preview what it expects to be a busy 2016 for rocket launches on florida's cape canaveral. spacex has planned about 20-unmanned rocket launches for missions that include making
space station. also, the united launch alliance has 12 launches scheduled from cape canaveral this year. frank, it is called for the critters as well, right? frank: we have to bundle up, but those coyotes and everybody else do, too. they have to try to stay warm somehow. this picture sent in on our ulocal site. there is a coyote walking around on the lake. of course, you have the ice, too, so you estimate sure he doesn't slip and fall. we have a couple of other pictures of him sitting down on the lake. it is cold out there for everyone, even the critters. here's a live shot down in madison county. things moving along ok. did have some slick roadways this morning, but thing starting to dry up. sunshine making us feel a little better, even though it is so cold. six degrees in the metro. the windchill, 14 below thanks to the wind out of the northwest at times of to 20 miles per hour.
two degrees below in clarion, zero at waterloo, one degree above in marshalltown. six above in des moines, 13 in lamoni. it is going to be a cold afternoon. feel more like a blow at 2:00, nine degrees the air temperature, topping on your 11 later today. four degrees below a 5:00, the windchill. notice how temperatures tonight rise because the wind will switch out of the south later on. 11 degrees at 11:00. tomorrow morning, 70 degrees, a lot warmer than it was this morning. we have clear skies helping to cool us down a little bit, arctic berry high-pressure with winds out of the north and west. notice the system up to the west, sliding and throughout the overnight hours tonight. we will see an increase in cloud cover along with those warmer temperatures tonight. notice the temperatures around the midwest, a very cold day, minneapolis is zero, the high temperature today. little warmer to the south, say listen kansas city in the 20's. high-pressure will be moving out
south most of a warm front lived -- lives through the state wednesday and thursday, warmer temperatures. back in the 30's tomorrow and just wait until you see thursday, you will want to break out the short sleeves and flip-flops, comparatively speaking. tuesday, rolling through time, happening at a later on today. if you more clouds rolled through as the warm front. and we will keep temperatures a bit more mild tonight. maybe sing a few isolated flurries tonight. for the most part, we stay dry. wednesday, clouds, ending with sunshine into pictures much warmer than today. only 11 degrees for the high temperature today. it will feel like five to 15 below because of the wind step 15 to 25. nine degrees below tonight, more clouds, temperatures are to rise thanks to the wind out of the south at five to 15. i just can't wait to show you this. wednesday, tomorrow, 33 degrees. that will feel really, really great.
melting snow for sure. we pulled out by friday, the next best chance for precipitation, 31. another arctic blast saturday at sunday, back in the teens rise. we just need to soak in these next couple of days and try to bottle it up. alyx: 45 degrees, so above normal. thank you, frank. still to come, how you can enjoy an elegant 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.
alyx: the battle for finding a cure for ms has been going on for years. coming up friday coming up a chance at a great evening to help out the cause. welcome back. joining us is mollie josie percent from the national ms is cited. friday night, very exciting night. great food, delicious wine. tell us a little bit about the taste of generosity. >> this is the 22nd year of taste of generosity. this year is extra special because we have a guest speaker, ann romney, diagnosed with ms in 1998. she actually wrote a book about her journey called "in this together." she will talk about
her book and her journey and having ms with
it is named "in this together emco because that is what he said to her when she was diagnosed with ms. there is a live auction. great research aspect. raising funds for ms. alyx: she talks about mainstream treatments and also alternative treatments doubt keep her symptoms at bay, -- treatments to help keep her symptoms at bay.
how far researchers from coming up for a cure? >> i don't like to talk about a timeline, but they sent in the next five years ago to happen. they're also working on research to be able to be heard up for protective barrier of your nerves. autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. they're working on research right now to repair that sheet. bring back walking and talking for people. alyx: a lot of effort in finding
what are some of the first symptoms one should look for? >> for myself, i was like most three years ago, three years in march. for myself and a lot of people, it is numbness. it was my shoulder was numb and the numbness can move to your face and a lot of times it is on one side of your body or it can also be throughout your body. it also is dizziness, sometimes people lose sight. it affects everybody differently. alyx: maybe it is not just a joint at a place or a muscle numbness. about the event on friday. tell us more about that and how folks can attend. >> what you can do is taste of generosity.org, look of the event and it will tell you all about the event. you can also give me a call at 515-270-6341 and get a hold of me and i can do it you tickets. the event starts at 6:00. that is where we will have wine
then ann will be speaking a 7:30, a full dinner and live auction. you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty.
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington
politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. frank: get out the gloves, hats, it is going to be cold, 11 degrees, windchill making it feel like five to 15 below. temperatures rise tonight, the how about some above average