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emotionally charged and grossly prejudicial, and the type of prejudice you can't correct. kim: nisa's family did not want to go on camera, but tell me they're shocked and upset vowing they will get justice for ruby alvarez. throughout the trial, lopez has claimed ruby died after falling out her high chair. lopez's next trial date is tentatively set for may. he'll remain in custody at the polk county jail. mark: kim, so can the state file new charges against lopez because of these sexual assault allegations? kim: the state will have the option to file new charges against lopez. happen. mark: des moines police are investigating an early morning shooting. 45-year-old jerome michael johnson says he was shot near 22nd street just before 2:00 this morning. johnson says he got lost and ended up on a dead end road. he tried following a black car back to a main road, but the car stopped suddenly and a man got out and started shooting at him. johnson was shot in the
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investigation. stacey: commitment 2016. three weeks to go before the iowa caucuses, and it's a two-man race between ted cruz and donald trump. a new bloomberg/des moines register poll out today shows senator cruz at the top with 25% support. trump now has 22% support, but that is within the poll's 4.4 percentage point margin of error. senator marco rubio has 12% support, doctor ben carson has 11%. everyone else is in single digits. senator rand paul at 5%, jeb bush at 4%. new jersey governor chris christie and mike huckabee tied at 3%. ohio governor john kasich and carly fiorina are tied at 2%. rick santorum has 1%. three candidates campaigning in iowa today -- santorum, huckabee and bush. bush says the new poll numbers don't scare him. the former governor of florida spoke to a packed room at the machine shed in urbandale this morning. bush also took a jab at donald trump, saying he's not a republican and doesn't share conservative views. bush went on to discuss the importance of electing a
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message. mr. bush: 53% of people in iowa haven't made up their mind. they have an opinion of who they support today, but 53% of them say they haven't made up their mind. well, that means it's wide open. stacey: jeb bush says his team is focusing on iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, and nevada right now. vermont senator bernie sanders has been out-spending rival hillary clinton on ads, just as the democratic presidential race appears to be tightening. sanders's campaign has spent $4.7 million on ads in the past 3 weeks. clinton's camp spending $3.7 million. the sanders ad burst coincides with his rise in the polls in iowa and new hampshire. mark: the powerball jackpot is at a record breaking $1.5 billion. you do that. -- you knew that. kcci's vanessa peng is live at
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vanessa: there is a constant flow of people. a lot of people probably buying powerball tickets. this is the largest lottery in the world that is up for grabs tonight. the jackpot started at only $40 million back on november 4, and now, as we mentioned, it's at $1.5 billion. lottery officials expect at least 85% of combinations will be purchased before the drawing. we spoke with iowa lottery ceo terry rich. he tells us what you should do if you win. >> the first thing you do, make ticket. the second is, call a financial call us. put it in a safe place. vanessa: the last possible moment you can buy tickets is at 8:59 tonight. stay tuned to kcci on-air and online, we will have the number drawing live for you tonight at
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9:59 live on kcci tv. live in des moines, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kurtis: if we hit it today. 40 degrees and sunshine. just a beauty. considerably colder from clarion to waterloo. still a nice day. audubon, 37. we will see a few clouds roll in overnight. i think we may even see a little patchy fog late. a little bit of re-freeze, but tomorrow. 40 degrees at noon. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 45. enjoy the thaw. friday, 29. saturday, a high of just five degrees. in the teens and 20's as we head into next week. stacey: new cases of human trafficking emerging in our courtrooms. iowa's supreme court chief justice shared his concerns this
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judiciary address. chief political report cynthia fodor is in studio with more. cynthia: stacey, chief justice mark cady said more needs to be done to help victims who are trafficked for sex. he also wants to eliminate racial disparity in our criminal justice system. this clive couple was arrested for kidnapping, torturing and orchestrating sex crimes with a frightened malnourished iowa , girl. the courts here are dealing with human trafficking. >> young people sexually exploited, kidnapped, taken off the streets because they are homeless. vanessa: as a teacher, ruth ann people and minorities, and is pleased the chief justice of the iowa supreme court asked for changes in our criminal justice system. >> we can no longer view human trafficking as a problem reserved to the major cities in america. it exists as a dark underworld
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cynthia: mark cady says judges and those in law enforcement are being trained to deal with not only human trafficking, but to identify their own biases to eliminate racial disparaties in the system. >> one out of eight african-americans are in the prison system, and one out of eight african-americans get arrested on drug abuse -- on drug offenses, disproportionately to white amercans. cynthia: cady also called for more resources in juvenile courts to provide young offenders tools for success without the weight of a criminal record. >> when racial disparity and all of its causes are eliminated, justice will be achieved. [applause] cynthia: the chief justice also called for modernizing our jury system to collect information on the racial composition of juries to make sure they represent a fair cross-section of each community. mark: next at 5:00, seeing
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the powerball jackpot is generating huge interest but how , good are your chances? seven things that are more likely to happen to you first. stacey: plus, frost quakes. the winter weather phenomenon that had some midwesterners all shook up. aixa: state of the union reaction. i'm aixa diaz in washington, the push-back from republicans, and the president's push to get out she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights...
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the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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announcer: this is iowa's news
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this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. mark: president obama is in nebraska right now after delivering his final state of the union address last night. stacey: the president's speech is being met with pushback from the right. kcci's aixa diaz is live in washington. aixa, what are the critics saying? aixa: critics say things aren't as great as the administration says they are. meanwhile tonight, the president is taking his optimistic message on the road. pres. obama: that is why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. aixa: a day after the state of the union address, members of president obama's cabinet are echoing his words. we are focused on looking for -- >> we are focused on looking for long term solutions, not the crisis of the day. aixa: secretary of state john kerry's comments are part of a
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to get the president's message out to americans. today, the president arrived in omaha, nebraska, before traveling to baton rouge, louisiana. >> if he starts taking a victory lap, people are going to call him in sensitive. same when he talks about healthcare, there's still a lot of people who don't have it. that said, he wants to highlight the fact that his programs are having an effect, even in conservative republican areas. aixa: on the campaign trail, republican presidential candidates criticized the president's speech. gov. christie: i've told more truthful fiction stories to my kids at bedtime than what we heard last night from the president of the united states. sen. rubio: after 7 years of barack obama, america is a great nation in decline, it's hard to hear that, it's hard to accept it, but it's the truth. aixa: speaker of the house paul ryan says the president isn't confronting reality. meanwhile minority leader nancy , pelosi called the speech inspiring. stacey: a former member of president obama's cabinet has
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aixa: that's right, eric holder, the former attorney general says he is endorsing hillary clinton. this weekend, he will be campaigning for her in south carolina head of sunday's democratic debate. stacey: by the way, tomorrow night, republican presidential candidates hold their first debate of 2016. dramatic new video now shows the moment iranian forces captured 10 u.s. sailors in the persian gulf. iranian state television aired the video just hours after the 9 american men and one woman were released. it shows u.s. sailors with their hands on their heads. and iranian forces inspecting machine guns and going through papers. mark: state of emergency in flint, michigan. the city is facing a toxic water crisis right now. their supply is contaminated with too much lead after a switch in water sources back in 2014 to save money. the national guard is on its way to hand out bottled water, filters, and other supplies. a bad start to 2016 for the
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on wall street today, the dow plummeted nearly 365 points. the nasdaq fell almost 160 points. oil prices plunging right now and so are prices at the gas pump. aaa says the national average is now $1.95. that's about 18 cents more than prices here in des moines. some analysts think parts of the country could soon see one dollar a gallon gas. stacey: frost quakes rock parts of wisconsin overnight. twitter lit up with people saying they felt it. the national weather service says they've received several reports of frost quakes, too. the phenomenon happens when water in the soil expands as it freezes. it can cause large booms and shaking ground. frost quakes are rare. mark: like big potholes is what it sounds like. potholes are not what we are talking about today. kurtis: that is why i moved away
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we had a great one out there today. nice to see the sunshine earlier on. 37 degrees. we topped out at 40. west-southwest winds at six. current readings, colder to the northeast. ames, you are 32. still hanging onto the 40's down in southwestern iowa. your planner for tonight, clouds slowly increase. 10:00 p.m., 32. we are going to see some re-freeze out there. keep that in mind, especially some of those areas that melted in the parking lots and on the sidewalks. it is going to be another mild day when you consider the average high is 31. 3:00 p.m. temperature tomorrow, 45 degrees.
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you can see those clouds upstream. a week system, but overall, we are going to see a frontal boundary lift through and allow even more warmth. 37 in chicago. upper 50's in kansas. 29 in minneapolis. even warmer air building on in. this system is going to slide through on friday night. it will begin the start of the temperature fall. morning clouds, patchy fog lifting out as the day goes along. looks like friday will be filled with cloud cover. there is a chance of some really light snow on friday. a little re-freeze. tomorrow, some fog early.
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friday, just a 20% chance of some light snow showers. we start to drop those temperatures on saturday. some cold winds are blowing. sunday, wind chill 15-30 degrees below zero. we started to rebound a bit next week. maybe some 30's by next wednesday. stacey: let's take a look at our kcci traffic map. a major slowdown on i-235 westbound. we have a traffic cam pointed down. it seems like traffic a little heavier than we are used to. mark: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for
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vanessa: your two dollars for that powerball jackpot ticket does more than let you dream, i'm vanessa peng coming up i'll show you how your two dollars or possibly even more goes back into the state. marcus: i'm marcus mcintosh at the ames bureau. tonight, find out if back to back losses dimmed some of the shine of the iowa state mens basketball team. emmy: a student at drake university just moved in with people three times her age. how she is paying for housing. andy: we will hear from steve prohm and company following a disappointing loss to texas last night.
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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
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mark: today in the buzz, powerball prize. tonight's jackpot is $1.5 billion. the odds of hitting the jackpot on a thing of ticket are the same as they are in every drawing, one in 292.2 million. i like those odds. stacey: they are pretty overwhelming. the odds are not in your favor. let's put this in perspective. your chances of having conjoined twins are one in 200,000. mark: your chances of winning an olympic gold medal are one in 662,000. stacey: your odds of being killed by a meteorite are one in 700,000. mark: your chances of becoming a movie star are one in 1.5 million. stacey: your chances of dying from being a left handed person
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things? one in 7 million. mark: your chances of becoming president are one in 10 million. stacey: your chances of becoming an astronaut are one in 12.1 million. mark: but there is a chance, as a guy only on tuesday, you can't lose if you don't play. if nobody wins tonight, the jackpot grows to about $2 billion on saturday. stacey: we will air the drawing live on kcci at 9:59 sharp. lots of football fans in missouri are feeling betrayed by their favorite team. mark: the nfl's 32 team owners voted yesterday to move the st. louis rams to los angeles for the 2016 season. actually, back to los angeles. it appears some fans are unhappy and ditching their jerseys. stacey: these photos were taken outside the rams home field, the edward jones dome in st. louis.
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gate reading, "take this with you and don't come back." mark: nfl commissioner roger goodell says the rams will play at the l.a. coliseum until their new stadium opens in 2019. stacey: the minnesota vikings ended their nfl season last weekend with a devastating loss. you doing ok? mark: but no one felt it more than vikes' kicker blair walsh who missed the 27 yard game , winning field goal, handing the seahawks the win. that's when a first grade class from the minneapolis area decided to write walsh cards of encouragement. >> we love you so much. >> don't give up. you're still number one. >> you are the best and maybe you need to practice. love, cody. mark: maybe you need to practice. the kids are learning about empathy in class and their , teacher wanted to provide a real life example.
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they are calling the game the bl air miss project. stacey: we're back next with a final check of the forecast. you're watching kcci 8 news at 5:00. 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.
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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. ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it.
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to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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mark: we are excited about those powerball numbers but i like the 42, is it? kurtis: 45. you are off by a few. 37 in the metro. northwest, dodge city. the milder air is headed our
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sunshine by the afternoon. early friday, a transitional day. sunday, we start out at six below. mark: thank you very much. stacey: ticket sales for tonight's $1.5 billion jackpot close at 8:59 p.m. that turned the tv on at 9:59 p.m. and we will broadcast the drawing live.
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pelley" is next. 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 aband 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
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