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republican presidential candidates square off last night on the mainstage in south carolina. elizabeth: the conversation got pretty personal. weija jiang reports just two weeks out from caucuses. weijia: frontrunner donald trump brought his birther argument against his closest rival to center stage, in a debate on the fox business network. trump claims ted cruz isn't qualified to run because he was born to a u.s. citizen on canadian soil. >> why are you raising this issue now? mr. trump: because now he's doing a little bit better. no, i didn't care before. it's true. mr. cruz: i spent my career defending the u.s. constitution i'm not gonna be taking legal advice from donald trump. weijia: but trump made no apologies for his tone, gop and south carolina governor nikki haley. country is a mess. weijia: cruz also took heat for failing to disclose a million dollar loan from goldman sachs used to finance his 2012 senate campaign. mr. cruz: yes, i made a
, one filing and not another. weijia: but the universal opponent on stage was democrat hillary clinton. mr. rubio: no one who lied to those four families about benghazi is qualified to be president of the united states. [applause] mr. bush: if she gets elected her first 100 days, instead of sitting -- setting up an agenda she might be going between the , white house and the courthouse. elizabeth: closer to home, kcci's vanessa peng has reaction from iowans who kept a close eye on the debate. vanessa: hey, guys, we may be miles away from south carolina, but here in des moines, we found a spot at the flix brewhouse an auditorium filled with nearly a hundred marco rubio supporters watching the debate unfold. they spent the night cheering on marco rubio when he had the microphone. iowans say even though this is the sixth republican debate with the iowa caucus less than a month away they are paying attention. >> we are the first state to have a caucus, number one, and
two, a nation get to know the candidates and hear what they're saying. >> it hasn't been the dog and pony show in the past. i think neil, they both done a good job of preparing the right question for each candidate and right now the focus is on beating hillary. vanessa: and guess what? the next republican debate will be here in town in des moines on january 28. that's a thursday, just a few days before the caucus. in des moines, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: hot off the debate trail donald trump has an early moines. he'll be downtown to appear live on msnbc's morning joe at java joe's downtown at 5:00. then, he'll head to living history farms in urbandale for a rally. that is set to start at 10:00. follow kcci.com and get our mobile app for live coverage. eric: on the democratic side, more polls show a very tight
a new bloomberg/des moines register poll puts bernie sanders with two percentage point of hillary clinton. clinton with 42%, sanders with 14% of likely democratic caucus-goers say they're still undecided at this point. elizabeth: before that poll came out, sanders stopped by kcci. we asked the vermont senator about the race and hillary clinton's attack on what he calls his common sense gun reform. it's a criticism sanders told us had no merit. mr. sanders since i've been in : the congress, i have voted for short, strong, background checks , and i want to see them expanded. people who should not have guns because of criminal backgrounds, because of mental illness, we have to make sure that guns do not fall into those hands. elizabeth: you can catch the entire interview with vermont senator bernie sanders sunday morning at 10:30, right after face the nation. eric: meantime, clinton's campaign is taking steps to surge past sanders.
from sanders' home state to stump for clinton here in the hawkeye state. governor peter shumlin told a crowd of about 100 at the ankeny democrats winter banquet he has a good relationship with senator sanders, but he thinks hillary clinton is the more experienced candidate for the job. police in johnston are warning about a scam involving the upcoming iowa caucuses. an elderly johnston resident says a caller claimed to be with the iowa caucus. that same caller then said the caucus would take place in january instead of february 1. and that he would need to meet with the resident in person. johnston police warn you not to share personal information unless you know the caller. if you have concerns, call police. talking about the weather being warm for the last two days. that is not the case. we have that blustery wind coming in from the north -- weather metinka: we have that blustery wind in from the north.
you might see a couple of flakes out there this morning, do not be surprised. wind chills in the teens in central iowa, a huge change from yesterday. temperatures will be falling throughout the afternoon, and tomorrow highs only in the single digits north, teens in central iowa will have colder temperatures. eric: a well known waukee high school student's suicide shocks his family and community. suicide is a dark and often taboo topic. elizabeth: so kcci's shaina humphries sat down with an adolescent psychologist to find out how parents can approach the uncomfortable, yet vital conversation. shaina: an 18-year-old captain of the football team & straight a student, drew lienemann wasn't a teen you'd expect to take his own life. >> such a tragic thing i would , just hate for another family to experience this. shaina: this week, just a couple of days after his death,
conference to encourage other young people who may struggling and secret, to seek help. they didn't know their son needed it, until it was too late, they found this entry in his journal. >> what can i learn through my loneliness? am i to find fellowship with others or remain alone? shaina: child and adolescent psychologist, doctor kelli hill says all parents should be proactive in suicide prevention, because it really can happen to anyone. >> it's not always depression, but the majority of the time, it is. depression is very treatable. shaina: and warning signs should be watched for. dr. hill says they're different for teenagers. >> it might not look like, cannot get out of bed, sad. it might look more like, often irritable or just any little , thing might set them off. shaina: other signs include changes in sleeping and eating patterns, declining grades loss of interest in things like school, work or hobbies and withdrawal from family and friends. >> any significant change in their behavior that just seems a little different for them is
to. shaina: and even if there's no concern, parents should talk to their kids anyway. >> it opens the door to the conversation, so if they ever do have thoughts about that, you've already talked about it, they know that it's ok to talk about it. it doesn't have to be this dark secret anymore. shaina: and stripping away that stigma, is key in suicide prevention. shaina humphries, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: the des moines pastoral counseling center recently started offering suicide prevention training in the metro. learn more and register online at dmpcc.org/prevent. eric: an iowa man in prison for sexual abuse is facing new charges. boone county authorities issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old jody ray anderson. he faces second and third degree sexual abuse charges in connection with cases in 2011 and 2012. anderson was convicted of third degree sexual abuse in winnebago county last year. he pleaded guilty and is serving
needs your help identifying a pharmacy robbery suspect. police say this man tried robbing fifield pharmacy on university avenue twice in the last 30 days. they say the man demanded painkillers and threatened to shoot the clerk. anyone with information should call crime stoppers of central iowa at 515-223-1400. eric: a mother and son are dead after a single car crash on a frost covered road. thursday morning on highway 212 west of marengo. the iowa county sheriff's office says the driver, 18-year-old bethany grace clark lost control. she crashed in a ditch and hit a creek bank before her car caught fire. clark's 2-year-old son was also in the car. atmosphere of fear in des moines. elizabeth: deportation fears. latinos throughout iowa are afraid of a possible immigration raid.
metinka: good morning, you are waking up to a colder start than on thursday. temperatures have fallen some 10 to 15 degrees, and we are dealing with a northwest blustery wind. even a few flurries will be possible today, but no accumulation is expected. the main story, temperatures falling right throughout the afternoon, down to 22 degrees by 2:00 p.m. with wind chills list 20. to zero. more arctic air is on the way. wind chills all weekend long will be in the 20's and 30's remaining on the cool side. elizabeth: a recent nationwide deportation operation has frightened. eric: community members say they're seeing more ice agents in the area.
>> we hear from people that ice is in fact in iowa targeting individuals. rose: alejandro alfaro-santiz is a pastor at trinity las americas methodist church in des moines. he says latinos in his congregation are becoming increasingly fearful of possible raids by immigration and customs enforcement or ice. >> think about you know going to drop your kids off at school and that you may never see them again if you get picked up so there is a lot of really hard times that are happening in the community right now. rose: this, all due to a recent ice operation. a press release says agents made 121 arrests nationwide, 77 are already deported. an unnamed ice official says none of the arrests happened in iowa. in a statement he said these , enforcement actions targeted adults who were subject to final orders of removal, who had an opportunity to present their claims to an immigration judge. alfaro-santiz says now, people are seeing ice agents in iowa. >> here in des moines they have
directv jacket presuming they , are from directv and knocking on doors saying they're from directv. rose: i reached out to government officials and say those are not ice agents. erica johnson with the american civil liberties union says the fear is impacting the community. >> people are reluctant to go out to do their normal everyday activities. rose: she says families with different degrees of citizenship should prepare and get informed. >> making sure that people have access to good legal counsel, and also understanding what their rights are if a local ice agent comes to their door. eric: ice officials says these recent arrests were for targeted individuals only and they were not part of a mass raid. elizabeth: still no word this morning on who holds three winning tickets from last night's $1.5 billion powerball drawing. a california 7-eleven sold one of the three winning tickets, and the other two were sold in florida and tennessee. wednesday's numbers also produced eight 2 million-dollar
the u.s., including one to iowa. hold our excitement. we jumped out and we were just hugging each other and we were the happiest couple in the world, that's all i got to say. elizabeth: 23-year-old bryon stewart bought that ticket in onawa. it matched the first five powerball. officer for a casino. he says he bought three tickets for that drawing. are waking up to cooler temperatures this morning. it is down to 26 and will go even lower.
metinka's >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: good morning, we are coming up a couple days -- coming off a couple days of really nice weather. it was high as it was 48 in des moines, 50 degrees in lamoni. this morning, back to reality. temperatures have fallen back into the 20's, although there is still a few 30's across southern iowa.
it feel like a lot colder. feels like 13 in des moines, the and these are nothing compared to what is coming this weekend. wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero are coming this weekend. a big push of cold air is on the move, and this morning we will deal with a few snowflakes that i knew. over the weekend -- over the weekend, clouds will be on the increase. snow moving through central iowa overnight into sunday morning, and we are expecting a little bit of accumulation with that. one to three inches for the southern half of the state,
the roads are in great shape, but everything that melted yesterday might have re-froze. -- might have re-froze and. -- refrozen. check out those highs on sunday, struggling to make it above zero. dangerous wind chills all through monday, with more snow possible by tuesday. eric: big change. elizabeth: a decision by the anglican church is now impacting thousands of episcopalians in central iowa. eric: kcci's ryan smith explains how this all connects to the church's stance on same-sex marriage. ryan: in june, episcopalians voted to change church law allowing same-sex marriage. today the anglican communion in , england handing down a suspension in response. >> continual pain for those who are gay and lesbian, especially those who members of our church
large and how much more do they have to suffer from discrimination? ryan: 43 years the episcopal , church will not be allowed to participate in many internal decisions or represent anglicans , in meetings with other faith-based groups. >> for example, our conversation with the roman-catholic church, they don't want an episcopal member, any episcopal member would probably be removed or step down for three years. ryan: the episcopal church is largely known as the u.s. branch of the anglican communion which england. iowa bishop allen scarfe reacting to the suspension down this road before. >> we are one, and we have to work out these differences of engagement of culture. eric: bishop scarfe says the church and its 9,000 statewide members overwhelmingly support equal marriage rights. new hampshire episcopalians 2003.
is driving so many new businesses to ingersoll avenue. here's the truth -- some have proposed to cut social security for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors
the teens, and this is nothing compared to the cold that is heading our way this weekend. the kids will need to bundle up. temperatures will be in the mid-20's, falling down into the low 20's. wind chills will be in the single digits, just below zero, so outdoor recess will be very chilly and blustery. some accumulating snow by tomorrow night. >> great decision, and we'd do it again in a second. eric: a big development boom has been underway for a popular metro corridor. the city of des moines started pouring resources into the ingersoll grand corridor about six years ago now. elizabeth: kcci's kim st. onge explains why local businesses say it's paying off. >> anything else? kim: open just two weeks and the grill's been hot ever since. >> excellent business. one of the best locations we have. kim: pita pit owner mike rink set his sights on ingersoll for the chain's 5 metro location more than two years ago.
, owners had the same idea. >> you're seeing a lot of new restaurants because people want options. they're sick of the same old thing that they've seen. kim: tyson holm owns blondie's salon a 1-minute walk to the new , building housing pita pit, firehouse subs and the not-yet-open pancheros. >> it's kinda like having a shopping mall or like a food court in a mall, only no mall. kim: a new mexican restaurant is also expected to open soon. city officials started investing in the ingersoll grand corridor from 15th to 42nd street hoping welcoming. these gardens and plantings and trees has really helped enhance and you know put the buildings right on the sidewalk. kim: ingersoll businesses owners i talked to agree. parking could be better. mayor cownie: if you have too much parking it makes people say you know nothing's going on here
it looks like you know there's nothing but a sea of parking. kim: but mayor frank cownie says he is keeping an eye on parking and wants to improve
pedestrians, bicyclists and buses. for now, rink's just excited to see so many new faces coming to ingersoll. >> alright, have a good day, sir. elizabeth: the city's next big project is the southwest 9th corridor. eric: nearly two years after a fire destroyed the old younkers building in the middle of downtown crews
are back to work , on the renovation project. the biggest record says the company doing the $20 million renovation, blackbird investments, has started removing paint from the site. when that's done the weitz company will begin construction, including a restoration of the historic younkers tea room. vietnamese restaurant a dong also closed by fire, will not be reopening saturday like the owners had planned. on twitter the restaurant owners thursday, announcing they are still waiting for final inspections and approval by city and fire inspectors. fire destroyed the vietnamese restaurant at 15th and high last august. elizabeth: today's top stories continue on kcci after 5:00.
>> you're watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: right now at 5:00, south carolina showdown. heated conversation last night's gop debate. eric: frozen pipe problems, the danger frigid temperatures pose for your home, and tips on how to keep your pipes from freezing. good morning, and thank you for waking up with kcci this morning. elizabeth: it is 5:00 on friday, january 15. metinka: i hope you enjoyed yesterday's almost 50 degree weather, because it is all