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tv   KCCI 8 News This Morning at 430am  Me-TV  January 13, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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70 degrees in des moines here to headed for a melting day -- 17 degrees in des moines. headed for a melting day. >> and for this final one i'm going to try to make it a little shorter. [applause] i know some of you are antsy to get back to iowa. eric: opening with iowa. president obama begins his final state of the union with a mention of the hawkeye state. he went on to lay out his vision for america one he says builds , on the successes of his time in office. elizabeth: craig boswell on capitol hill for us with a recap of the president's final state of the union. >> the president of the united states. craig: a decidedly optimistic president obama told the nation he's looking to the future. >> i want to focus on the next 5 years.
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craig: part of that involved looking back at the last 7. the president touted his accomplishments. >> we're in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history. craig: he also championed the iran nuclear deal, the climate change agreement and america's resolve against terrorism. >> when you come after americans we go after you. it may take time but we have long memories and our reach has no limits. craig: the president didn't lay out broad goals for the republican-led congress but did say he wants to work with lawmakers on bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform and prescription drug abuse. the president also lamented strained relations between the two parties. it's one of the few regrets of my presidency that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better. craig: south carolina governor nikki haley delivered the she criticized the obama white house but also warned leading supporters against a hardline immigration stance. >> no one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love
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unwelcome in this country. craig: president obama reminded americans one year from now he'll be right alongside them as a private citizen. craig boswell, cbs news, capitol hill. elizabeth: iowa senator joni ernst is also reacting to the president's speech. >> i am disappointed that the president did not outline a clear strategy on how we are going to defeat isis. he talked a little bit about that situation, but he tended to brush it off again by reinforcing we have the strongest military in the world. elizabeth: you'll remember senator ernst gave the official gop response last year. eric: meanwhile the race for the next president is heating up. on the democratic side senator bernie sanders has pulled ahead of hillary clinton in the latest quinnipiac university poll, 49% to 44% here in iowa -- and iowa. so could sanders use that slight lead to surge ahead and win the
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kcci's laura terrell finds out. >> i don't pay any attention to this. i don't feel that it's a good reflection about who will actually come out on caucus night. laura: hillary clinton shrugged off any concern late tuesday about the new quinnipiac poll putting bernie sanders ahead of her in iowa. >> it proves that what we have been doing has been working. laura: senator sanders campaign says the new numbers are proof iowans are getting to know him and his message of economic equality. >> when we started here in june i think it was like 61% to 5% or something. most iowans didn't know bernie sanders. >> all in all this is good news for senator sanders and it's a warning sign for hillary clinton. laura: kcci political analyst dennis goldford says sanders supporters are more enthusiastic than clinton's with his campaign stops feeling more like sporting events or pep rallies. but it will take translating that enthusiasm into organization to win. >> the old phrase organize. organize. organize and get hot at the end. sanders is suddenly hot with
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the end yet. laura: clinton says she'll keep her eye on the prize and her campaign will stick to what it's good at, organizing people to the polls. >> i'm looking at people who are showing up, making up their them to come out and caucus for me. laura: laura terrell kcci 8 news iowa's news leader. eric: on the republican side candidates are gearing up for the first debate of the new year. donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich and former governor jeb bush all qualify for the main fox business debate thursday in south carolina. some of those candidates are making stops in iowa before the debate including jeb bush. the former florida governor speaking at the ffa enrichment center on dmacc's ankeny campus last night. bush needs a big boost before the caucuses. he's polling in the single digits right now. the campaigning continues for bush here today. he'll be at the machine shed in urbandale at 7:15 in the morning.
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and rick santorum plans to host a town hall meeting downtown des moines at noon. elizabeth: the time is 4:35. we want to check in with metinka. a chilly start. metinka: temperatures are heading in the right direction. it is turning out in the desk it is starting out in the double digits. 13 degrees in ames -- starting out in the double digits. 13 degrees in ames. grab the warm coats as you are heading out. dress in layers today. reappearing. the high will be 35 degrees. those 40's will be moving into central iowa tomorrow. next snow blast. elizabeth: sounds good, metinka. out his agenda for the 2016 legislative session in his condition of the state address. kcci's stacey horst sat down with him to talk about three of
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education funding and , privatizing medicaid. stacey: the governor says reigning in the cost of medicaid is critical to manage a tight state budget. >> do we want medicaid to grow $150 million in cost next year? even under our managed care it gross $46 million. -- it grows $46 million. so it's really a question of what makes the most sense and what's the best use of our resources. the current state-federal funded -- resources. stacey: the current state-federal funded medicaid program costs $4 billion annually covering about 500 to 60,000 poor or disabled iowans. the governor wants 3 private companies to manage the care programs. he says it will save money and provide better care for patients. >> we're moving to a new system where you're paid on outcomes. that's better for the patient. but it doesn't necessarily mean the providers make as much money. stacey: lawmakers were deadlocked on education funding last session.
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first 30 days of the session. that's what they're supposed to do. stacey: the governor proposes increasing pre k-12 funding by over $145 million including a 2.45% increase in basic aid and a third installment into the teacher leadership and compensation program. republicans have proposed a 2% increase. democrats are looking for a 4% . the governor has proposed a plan that he says will benefit schools and improve water quality. he wants a 20-year extension of the current one-cent sales tax dedicated to school infrastructure to 2049. he says the first $10 million in growth each year would go to the schools. the growth over and above that would go to fund water quality projects. >> so it's $20 billion. $20.7 billion of additional money for school infrastructure. coming from sales tax rather than property tax. stacey: he says it's a win-win. schools benefit. clean water projects are funded and he doesn't have to raise
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elizabeth: the 2016 legislative session officially started monday. april 19 is the 100th day of the session when the lawmakers' per diem will end. eric: startling new testimony today in the joe lopez murder trial. he's accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler. kcci's kim st. onge tells us why doctors say lopez's story of what happened just doesn't add up. kim: this picture of 20 month old ruby taken one day before she died shows only surface level injuries. doctors also found 12 fractured ribs, a fractured skull and bleeding from her brain. >> for a toddler falling from a low height the likelihood of multiple rib fractures is the same, meaning it doesn't happen whether they land on carpet or , concrete. kim: tuesday in court a radiologist who reviewed ruby's x-rays called her injuries classic signs of child abuse.
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blood. it's clearly abnormal and based on my experience that's more -- there was more blood in the cat scan than is typically seen. kim: lopez's defense attorney argued these pictures of ruby taken a few days before the november 29 incident prove the scratches and redness on her face are because she had been sick. a neurosurgeon who treated ruby says one of the biggest red flags was ruby's brain injury often only seen in cases , involving a serious car accident. >> it can be back and forth or it can be the rotational forces , so the forces can be with the brain in this plane going back and forth or it can be twisting but it's not just falling like this. eric: the defense is trying to prove it's possible to have those serious injuries from a low level fall but doctors today -- doctors yesterday all agreed it is very unlikely. >> even with the vaccination you
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down with something. elizabeth: last year it was the university of iowa. now see which central iowa high school is trying to contain the mumps. eric: plus powerball pool. how offices are getting in on
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. a little chilly to start with what it will end up to be a nice day. once is across northeastern iowa is still a little bit below zero. the wind chill in des moines now it four degrees -- now at four degrees. we are not expecting any acute relation. that is the leading edge of warmer air. melting this afternoon. headed for 35 and sunshine. temperatures stay nice for a couple of days. tomorrow is going to be a great melting day, highs in the 40's. over the weekend, more arctic temperatures on the way. elizabeth: thanks, metinka. before christmas the university of iowa was dealing with a sizeable outbreak of the mumps among its students. eric: now indianola schools are discovering mumps cases cropping up in their student body. kcci's emmy victor tells us so
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a similar illness. emmy: this time of year calls for cases of the flu or a bad cold. but indianola high school is facing a different problem. >> it just being mumps. you know it is not the only thing that you hear all the time . emmy: it started with one student getting the mumps right before christmas break. since then 3 other lab confirmed cases and 3 probable cases have surfaced. >> we started talking about whatever we can do to make everyone aware and try to limit the spread of it. emmy: teachers are now disinfecting their rooms before each class period. custodians are wiping down water fountains and other commonly used areas. and notices have gone out to parents. >> this is an illness with a long incubation period and people are contagious for a while. emmy: the warren county health department says these cases call for everyone to refresh their medical history. five of the students with mumps were vaccinated but two were not.
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alert and aware if nothing else , education. emmy: while the district and state has measures to prevent students from being in school without proper immunizations the responsibility should start with the individual. >> take care of your self and your health first and we will work with you. eric: all 1100 students are required to be vaccinated with two doses of mmr which stands for measles mumps and rubella. the only two excuses to not get the vaccine are medical or religious waivers. elizabeth: so far state health officials have not found any connection with the cases in indianola and the 100 cases at the university of iowa last fall. most of the u of i cases involved students who had been vaccinated when they were children. but the effectiveness of the immunization had worn off. symptoms of the mumps include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and swollen and tender salivary glands in the face. if left untreated the mumps can cause sterility, hearing loss and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord in adults.
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we are waking up to 70 degrees. metinka says our temperatures are going to go up. i-35/80, north east mixmaster
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getting out and >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. a little bit chilly out there.
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they are looking better, in the teens for central iowa. 21 in auto been. enough of a breeze to make is cooler. that south wind will be warming us up this afternoon. it is creating wind chills below zero across the eastern half of the state. marshalltown, minus two. a couple of snow flurries worked through central iowa and now they're moving east toward iowa city. they are taking the cloudiness with us -- with them. the clearing line is across the iowa-alaska border. great news, we will see sunshine this afternoon. we have an inch of snow on the ground. it is going to be quite today. good weather day. some melting taking place.
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than today. friday is the day of change. cooler air filtering in and also by friday morning, a chance of light snow. that will signal another blast of arctic air. i tim just today, 30 -- high temperatures today, 30 for iowa -- iowa. 40's or on the way. 17 degrees currently in des moines. we could use a warm-up. headed for 35 this afternoon. moving out right around noon time. lows around 27. the conditions stay dry tonight. tomorrow, what a beautiful day. clouds will be moving in i thursday evening, followed by light snow and flurries on friday. over the weekend, more arctic air is on the way.
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-- the warm temperatures why we have them. elizabeth: it just keeps climbing. today's powerball jackpot is sitting at $1.5 billion this morning. powerball fever is making its way into offices across central iowa. eric: kcci's ryan smith tells us about one local business that's going all out in hopes of a big pay day. >> we're all in this together and not just individuals. ryan s.: antwane lee finds strength in numbers. >> the more you come together the better chances you have to succeed. ryan s.: playing powerball's overwhelming odds -- overwhelming odds. >> if you don't play you won't win simple as that. ryan s.: is becoming something of a job requirement at sigler companies in ames. >> it's great we have approx. 98 people in our pool. that's at $4 each so we have about 192 chances to win and good luck to sigler. ryan s.: that's 98 people out of 150.
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inside the design, printing and packaging warehouse. >> it's hard to say no because not only do they want the money but they don't want to be left alone with the company if everyone leaves. ryan s.: with a $1 billion prize, precautions need to be taken. >> the first thing if your pool happens to win the lottery that i would advise of course is to definitely contact our office because we could help you manage the money. ryan s.: attorney blake hanson says if you join an office pool draw up a contract who's paid and whether the numbers are individually picked or computer-generated. and make it public. >> what that protects against is having somebody after the fact coming in saying they believed they were part of the lottery pool when in reality they they were not -- they were not. ryan s.: back at sigler is a win bad for the company? >> do you love your job enough to come back to it? >> i mean, i love my job. ryan s.: no comment. eric: hanson also recommends making copies of all office pool tickets. that prevents someone from winning and claiming they bought the ticket separate from the pool. elizabeth: powerball actually
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with a $1 million jackpot. then iowa lottery director ed stanek got together with the lottery heads of 6 other states and decided to do something big. >> and they decided to start this game where they pooled their money together because a lot of these states like new york, illinois had these big million-dollar jackpots, iowa couldn't put together enough people in sales for a million-dollar jackpot. current iowa lottery ceo terry elizabeth: -- elizabeth: current iowa lottery ceo terry rich says for last saturday's powerball drawing close to 75% of the number combinations were used which means there was a 3 out of 4 chance we should have had a winner. that number is now 85% going into tonight's drawing. todd: when's the last time you could buy a fine handmade italian suit in the middle of downtown des moines?
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we'll go inside lord midas 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.
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metinka: good morning. bundle up early this morning. temperatures are still on the cold side. the windchill in ames at zero. it feels like two below and marshalltown. we'll have afternoon sunshine and a brief afternoon went. -- afternoon wind. by lunch, there could be a little bit of melting taking place.
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afternoon with highs in the low to mid 40's. 44 on thursday is going to feel great. we'll have a little bit of light snow on friday. that is going to be followed by very cold images over the weekend. overnight lows dropping below zero. eric: why go all the way to italy when italy can come to you? elizabeth: kcci's todd magel says it's as close as a new men's clothing store that just opened in downtown des moines called lord midas. >> everything is made in italy exclusively made in italy. ,todd: meet max stanco. born in new york raised in italy opening his first clothing store in des moines. that's right downtown at 6th and locust in the renovated des moines building. >> i did not expect to even be in des moines especially. todd: but it's not just any clothing store.
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shirts, ties, even the shopping bags are made mostly hand-made in italy. >> this is also 100% cashmere. todd: men's suits are priced from $1000 to $3000. but it's all part of the risk stanco is willing to take. it's been years since anyone has been able to buy a nice suit downtown. but max stanco says he wants to bring luxury back downtown. >> it takes some courage ok. it's not like every body would do it because no one has done it so far. todd: stanco says he was going to open a store in dallas but changed his mind after visiting a friend here in des moines. >> people from des moines are more willing now to open their doors to create a small cosmopolitan city. todd: so lord midas is just the beginning for stanco he wants to experiment with a women's line , maybe a cafe next door even fashion shows. a little bit of italy on the basis corner downtown. >> why not des moines? what is missing? we can do this here too. todd: todd magel, kcci 8 news,
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elizabeth: stanco hopes his new store will be just the beginning of more street level stores returning to the downtown loop. eric: two more hours of today's stops -- today's top stories.
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