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political system, who cares about making a difference that will literally in this case save lives, has to stand with us against the gun lobby. that is an absolute must. vanessa: right off the bat, she told the crowd one of her biggest issues is gun control. the democratic presidential candidate said her opponent bernie sanders, who is now leading in some of the polls here in iowa and new hampshire, isn't strong enough on gun control. ms. clinton: i find it kind of interesting, you know, he always, whenever i say you know you voted against the brady bill 5 times, you voted for what the nra said was the biggest nra priority, giving them immunity , he says, "well i am from vermont." pat leahy, the other senator from vermont voted against
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that's not an explanation. vanessa: supporters says clinton knows what she's talking about. >> she's the best chance for getting women's equality, getting equal pay for women, and i feel like she's our best chance for getting real gun control. vanessa: clinton also said she differs with sanders on healthcare. she says she supports the affordable care act and she says sanders wants to roll everything into a national system and turn it over to the states. she says that would be a big problem. live in the ames bureau, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: the stage is set for the next republican presidential debate thursday in south carolina. fox business network is broadcasting. seven candidates will be on the main stage. they are donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich, and former governor jeb bush. invited to the undercard debate, senator rand paul, carly
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rick santorum. paul will not participate in the undercard debate, saying he only participates in first-tier debates. stacey: governor branstad laid out his 2016 budget plans in his condition of the state address this morning. chief political reporter cynthia fodor was in the audience. cynthia, he wants to invest in education and improve water quality? cynthia: stacey, the governor says this is a tight budget as the farm economy has hurt state revenues. but, he asked lawmakers to be bold and courageous this session. as the governor addressed a joint session saying iowa is the third-best managed state in the country how much money will go , to schools is the major issue. >> this budget provides schools the stability, predictability and funding they need and , deserve. cynthia: after vetoing nearly $56 million in one-time school funding last year, he now proposes a $145 million increase in basic aid. he also put forth his plan to divert money from the state sales tax for school
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water. >> this is a monumental investment in both education infrastructure funding and water quality, and does it without raising taxes. cynthia: democrats say it's still not enough to educate our kids. >> this is about education and , nothing in his budget helps that. cynthia: privatizing medicaid is another main issue. >> simply put, medicaid is costing more than ever. it is stretching our budget too thin. cynthia: but democrats say they like branstad's ideas for criminal justice reform, tax credits for biofuels to create jobs, and a push to power 40% of our state with wind energy. >> clean energy, education, criminal justice, he hit his points, and now, he gave us a charge to work together. cynthia: although democrats want a 4% increase in school funding
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says he hopes they can agree quickly so schools can plan for next year's budgets. steve? steve: a little snow last night here in central iowa. stoplights were a big concern. right now, the iowa state patrol reports that all roads are normal statewide. that little bit of snow made it feel that much colder. kurtis: the snow blew around, really created the slick spots. we are still dealing with the wind. feels like 13 below in marshalltown, feels like 13 below in waterloo. currently six degrees below zero. your planner, cold. especially early on. temperatures will go up very late tonight. we will be in the single digits
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teens -- and then we will move up into the teens. clouds give way to some sunshine late tomorrow. high temperature of 33 degrees for wednesday. a little bit of a thought. thursday, 42 degrees. here comes another system. a little light snow and back down into the teens with below zero wind chills. stacey: an ames woman says she was asleep in her apartment this morning when a neighbor walked in and sexually assaulted her. 20-year-old david giera is charged with first degree burglary and third degree sexual abuse. police say the 23-year-old woman told them she was able to fight off giera and push him out of the apartment. the case remains under investigation. three doctors who testified in the joe lopez murder trial today say 20-month-old ruby alvarez's injuries are not an accident. kcci's kim st. onge is just back from the polk county courthouse.
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lopez's story? kim: stacey, doctors say after reviewing ruby's x-rays and cat scans, they determined the seriousness of her injuries are not consistent with what lopez says happened. ruby's trauma surgeon says a low level fall, meaning between 3 and 5 feet, does not cause 12 rib fractures, a fractured skull and severe brain injury. , one of the radiologist even called her injuries a classic sign of child abuse. lopez says his girlfriend's daughter ruby fell out of her high chair onto a concrete floor in november 2014. a neurosurgeon who treated ruby says only 10% of people he's seen who have fallen out of high chairs or shopping carts have any injury at all. >> when we see somebody that comes in in that severe of a condition, it just is way out of the realm of what we would typically witness with such a fall. kim: the defense is trying to prove it's possible to be
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chair fall, but all 3 doctors today agreed it is highly unlikely. steve? steve: a legislative committee plans to look into the jackpot fixing scandal that started in iowa and spread to several other state lotteries. the iowa house committee will investigate how it was possible for an employee at the multi-state lottery association to allegedly fix jackpots. the alleged scheme did not affect powerball, which uses balls instead of computers to draw numbers. speaking of powerball, it's already the world's biggest lottery jackpot of all time and now it's even bigger. lottery officials say the pot for tomorrow night's powerball drawing is now $1.5 billion. if ticket sales continue outpacing expectations, it could grow even more. stacey: iowa state university is planning two events to replace what was the annual veishea festival. a february celebration will feature cherry pie sales as part of valentine's day activities.
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be held in april. university president steven leath ended the annual festival in 2014, saying it put students at risk. next at 5:00, final address. president obama is preparing for his last state of the union address. steve: plus, stolen snake. surveillance video captures this thief stashing a pricey snake in a very unusual place. stacey: and 8 issues/8 weeks. , how jobs and the economy are
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: right now, president obama is preparing to deliver his final state of the union address. tonight's speech will likely address issues like gun control and his plans for fighting isis. it begins at 8:00 iowa time. steve: iowa congressman steve king will not be in the audience at tonight's address. stacey: the republican says his seat on the house floor will be empty. he plans to be in the lawmakers' chapel praying. congressman king says he also reserved an empty seat in the house chamber's gallery to represent millions of aborted babies. his decision comes in response to the president's decision to leave a seat empty in the first lady's box to commemorate
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steve: eight issues in eight weeks. it is our special series focusing on the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential race. stacey: tonight, jobs and the economy. aixa diaz is in washington with more. aixa: polls consistently show that americans are split on how president obama is handling the economy. >> the unemployment rate is going down. jobs have been created, but the amount of growth, the trajectory of growth, has been slower than in past decades during past administrations. aixa: economists, like josh bivens from the economic policy institute, say the slow recovery creates uncertainty for many americans. >> my worry is that they think this is a new normal we have to live with. when in fact, i think most of the problem we have is just we haven't achieved full recovery from the recession yet. aixa: bivens says there's one major area economists are watching. >> everyone agrees we have a
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states. everyone agrees we should be doing better for sort of the bottom 80% of workers who are not seeing wage increases and then where the rubber hits the road is sort of what do policy makers do about it? >> democrats are going to try to paint a more optimistic picture. the unemployment rate going down jobs are being created. , republicans are going to say not enough jobs are being created and people still don't feel comfortable and they feel anxious about their own economic situation. aixa: but experts say economic growth will take more than just a presidential plan. >> if we continue to have divided government, the president is going to have a tough time doing a whole lot about jobs. aixa: last year, employers added more than 2.6 million positions. -- positions making 2015 the , second best year for job gains since 1999. stacey: aixa, which year has been the best for job gains in the past 17 years? aixa: that was the previous year, 2014. that year the economy added , 3 million jobs.
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where the presidential candidates stand anytime at just click on the 8 issues/8 weeks tab on our home page for a closer look. steve: making news right now the , united states is condemning today's deadly suicide bomb attack in istanbul's historic district. the u.s. says it is committed to working with turkey to combat the islamic state. germany says 8 of its citizens were among the 10 people killed in the attack. 9 others were wounded. turkey's prime minister blames it on isis. in italy, autopsy results show that an american woman found naked and dead last week in her florence apartment was strangled. 35-year-old ashley olsen had lived in florence for about 3 years. her body was discovered on saturday after her italian boyfriend asked the landlady to open the apartment. olson also had bruises and scratches on her neck. stacey: right now, bad weather near the ohio/indiana border caused a 40 vehicle pile-up today. many of those vehicles were tractor trailers.
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the area was hit by two rounds of thunderstorms this morning. steve: kurtis, all we have to do -- only have to deal with here is the cold. kurtis: last night, the winds were blowing, the snow was out and about. today, still plenty chilly. schoolnet webcam in jefferson, pretty quiet. eight degrees. winds have settled down. west-northwest winds at 10. current reading below zero up in mason city. one degree right now in waterloo. warmer air to the west. that is actually headed our way. a little melting from yesterday. that froze up as we headed in through the cold air.
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clouds will slowly increase. by 7:00 p.m., 15. i think we will have a little bit of a january thaw. as we cruise up, 30 at noon. 3:00 p.m. temperature, around 33 degrees. tonight. this week system dropping in. light dusting of snow. i think the best chance will be the northeastern third of the state. 40's in kansas city, mid-50's in dodge city. a ridge of high pressure moving out. this week system slides through. the warm front pushes and and we will see even warmer air move in as we move into thursday. a chance of a little light snow
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around eastern iowa. some sunshine late in the night wednesday. thursday afternoon, some sunshine and a big old warm-up. snowfall tonight doesn't look too significant at all. most should's -- most locations, not much. tonight, the low down at 6. general flurries, maybe a dusting in the metro. tomorrow, 33 degrees. southwest winds, 5-15 miles per hour. thursday, 40's. it will be a thaw across the state. i think a better chance for some snow in southeastern iowa.
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continue to dial it down to the south. saturday, 17. sunday morning, below zero. more sunshine and try whether next week. steve: a whole lot of nothing going on in traffic. that is a good thing. no incidents, no accidents. drive times to the mix master's have got to look pretty good. 10 minutes to the west but six minutes off to the east. stacey: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. emmy: disease outbreak happening at indianola public schools right now. kim: a clive man back in court today, accused of murdering his girlfriend's toddler. i'm kim st. onge, why one doctor says ruby's fatal injuries from that type of fall are inconceivable.
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the powerball game has come a long way since it was invented by an iowan. andy: tonight is game four of the big 12 season out of 18. but it feels like it is almost a
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>> trying to act like there's not a snake in his pants. steve: you heard that person correctly. today in the buzz, stolen snake. a man is caught on camera, dropping a rare reptile right down his pants in an oregon pet store. it takes a certain kind of thief to steal a 2-foot python by tucking it in his trousers. stacey: security cameras caught the entire thing, which could have ended very differently. >> he's lucky it wasn't feeding day, feeding days are on mondays. and they're very hungry. stacey: disturbing thoughts.
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$200. a cool tribute to late singer david bowie. steve: there's a new namesake honoring his legacy. the cincinnati zoo named this baby penguin bowie, days before the singer's death. the fairy penguin was born on david bowie's birthday, january 8. bowie died sunday of cancer. the penguin will make its public debut this spring. from fire to ice. stacey: an historic building in omaha consumed by flames is now covered in icicles. crews worked in below freezing temperatures saturday to fight the fire. there are now 10 to 12 inches of ice on the damaged building because all the water they used , that water froze. officials say the old damaged restaurant may be on the verge of collapsing. a random act of kindness on this cold day is now going viral. steve: downtown des moines posted this picture on its facebook page.
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hand warmers at 7th and locust. instructions say take one if you're cold. stacey: the picture already has did -- has already gained more than 1100 likes and nearly 400 shares. steve: we are back next with a final check of the forecast.
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5:00. these little guys? they represent blood cells. and if you have afib-an irregular heartbeat that may put you at five times greater risk of stroke they can pool together in the heart, forming a clot that can break free and travel upstream to the brain, where it can block blood flow and cause a stroke. but if you have afib that's not caused by a heart valve problem, pradaxa can help stop clots from forming. pradaxa was even proven superior to warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke, in a clinical trial without the need for regular blood tests. and, in the rare event of an emergency, pradaxa is the only oral blood thinner other than warfarin with a specific reversal treatment
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pradaxa is not for people who have had a heart valve replacement. don't stop taking pradaxa without talking to your doctor. stopping increases your risk of stroke or blood clots ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before any planned medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, and sometimes, fatal bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding. and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems, stomach ulcers, a bleeding condition, or take certain medicines. side effects with pradaxa can include indigestion, stomach pain, upset or burning. don't just go with the flow. go with pradaxa, the only blood thinner that lowers your risk of stroke better than warfarin and has a specific reversal treatment.
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stacey: still really cold out. kurtis: it is going to be a cold evening but there is better weather ahead. look at nebraska, 40 degrees.
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we could see a few aggressive flurries late tonight. a better chance of a dusting he's from here. 33 for a height wednesday. friday, the transitional day with cold air arriving for the weekend. steve: i have never heard of an aggressive flurry. watch out for those. thank you for joining us. we are back at 6:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] 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
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if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. 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 and th he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust.
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