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to change that. trump talks cruz. what the donald had to say about setting himself apart from his closest republican opponent. good morning, everyone, thanks so much for choosing us to start your day. it is 5:00 a.m. on saturday, january 16. that and down the hatches because it is about to get cold and windy. -- batton down the hatches, because it is going to get cold and windy. frank: the wind right now out of the north, northwest, the wind chill factor at three degrees below zero in the metro. 13 around lamoni, and you factor
windchill for mason city, only seven degrees in fort dodge. the windchill today is going to be a problem. all day today it will feel like zero to about five below zero all day long. the 8 day forecast has even colder weather. alyx: 68-year-old shirley carter was killed in her rural lacona home in june. and now her family and friends want answers. friday dozens gathered to show their support, hoping to spark some action. kcci's ryan smith has more. >> justice comes from us, the citizens. ryan: more than 100 people fighting sub-freezing temps. >> someone is responsible for shirley's death and that person will not remain beyond the reach of our judicial system. ryan: pressing for answers. >> it's just as if the judicial system had come to a screeching halt. >> the big thing is i just want to see justice. ryan: justice the arrest, , prosecution, and conviction of whoever killed shirley carter. she was found in her marion county home shot to death june 19.
did. he needs to pay. ryan: shirley's husband bill carter recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against jason carter claiming the couple's own , son committed the crime. >> i don't think she had an enemy in the world. she was just a great all around girl. ryan: with a prayer and plenty of hugs and support. >> she's smiling with all her heart. ryan: friends and family are pushing forward hoping to spur , action in marion county. >> there's a sense of disappointment. there's almost a sense that the system is forgetting shirley and that's what we don't want to have happen. that she is an important person to so many people and this can't just be kind of lost and disappear, it has to be dealt with. alyx: that was ryan smith reporting. we asked the county attorney in
he refused, stating it is an ongoing investigation. marion county sheriff's office also not commenting. if you're lucky enough to beat the odds, prepare for everyone to know who you are. iowa law requires basic information be released to the public, including name, the city you live, and amount you win for all prizes of more than $600. only six states in the u.s. allow winners to remain anonymous. officials point to the eddie tipton investigation as a prime example of why transparency is necessary. the owner of the ticket wanted to remain anonymous even from , lottery officials. the former security director was found guilty of rigging the $14 million drawing. state representative bruce hunter is in favor of reversing the law. >> you've heard stories of people getting scammed and horror stories about supposed good investment opportunities that turned into just horror stories that i think could be , avoided if those names weren't made public. alyx: hunter's house
lottery officials this session to discuss security. time now, 5:04, we will check back in with frank. frank: temperatures this morning downright dangerous and some parts of the state, especially off to the north. frostbite sets in and about a half an hour with wind chills around 15 to 20 below. 12 degrees in des moines, 11 in ames, nine in webster city, and 12 in audubon. definitely a cold one all across the midwest. that kind of cold is headed our way, zero in bismarck. that is the air temperature. st. louis at 30 and 16 in kansas city. some big changes on the way, first some snow late tonight
sunday going to be a better -- bitterly cold day, zero degrees. on monday, we topped out at nine degrees. in the 8 day forecast, we have a few chances of snow. alyx: commitment 2016 news this morning, donald trump headed straight to iowa from his debate appearance in south carolina thursday. he was at living history farm friday morning. polls show a tight race between ted cruz and trump. the republican candidate is doing all he can to set himself apart here in iowa. kcci's rose heaphy has the details. mr. trump: i'm angry about a lot of things and i won't be angry for long because once we straighten it out, i am a very happy person. rose: trump owned the angry persona in urbandale. this after, a dig by republican nikki haley when she asked voters to ignore the angriest voices. a crowd of more than hundred packed in to hear trump at living history farms. trump answered questions from the audience, including one about his stance on refusing syrian refugees. mr. trump: it looks like an army
the all-time great trojan horse. it's probably not but we can't take a chance. rose: trump's words resonated with some voters. >> i have a big heart for the syrian refugees but like you said we just don't know who is , coming in to do harm and who we can help so that really stood out. alyx: that was rose heaphy reporting. after his speech, we spoke with a variety of people. some said they went to listen to get more informed for caucusing, while others say this solidified their choice. trump will be back in iowa on tuesday. republican presidential candidate ted cruz is speaking out after coming under fire for saying donald trump has new york values. when cruz asked if he was sorry for those remarks, this is what he said. mr. cruz i apologize to the : millions of new yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state. they are fed up with policies that don't fight for the working men and women of this country, but instead further the elite
this country down a path that is not working. alyx: cruz's new york values comment has also made the texas senator an enemy of the new york daily news. take a look at this. the newspaper told cruz, in the headline of its front page to " drop dead, ted. " former president bill clinton back in the state friday campaigning for his wife. he made a stop at marshalltown community college where he spoke to a pretty large cloud -- crowd. clinton says americans have to stop the repeal of president obama's progress. clinton says iowans should caucus for hillary clinton because she will keep americans safe. he did not mention senator bernie sanders by name but said it was no contest. mr. clinton: it is not close who would be the best commander in chief. it is not close whose the best change agent when it comes to economic and social progress. it is not close who has demonstrated the toughness to
alyx: tomorrow night, all democratic candidates will face three off on the debate stage for the fourth time. this one in charleston, south carolina. you can watch it at 7:50pm on nbc. governor terry branstad says he thinks bernie sanders will be one to watch on caucus night. branstad sat down for an interview with cnn he says he's also watching his fellow republicans very closely. mr. brandstad: i think on the democratic side i think sanders has real momentum. on the republican side, you know, cruz was ahead, but his stand on renewable fuels i think could really hurt him here. alyx: branstad did go on to say that he does think senator cruz has the best ground game right now in iowa. speaking of bernie sanders, the senator will appear on kcci 8 news close up sunday. sanders says his college tuition plan should change the way we think about public education. mr. sanders a college degree : today is equivalent to what a high school degree was 50 years ago in terms of opening the door
think when we talk about public education, we have to expand that concept to public colleges and universities. alyx: make sure to tune in tomorrow morning for the full interview on kcci 8 news close up right after face the nation on kcci. a few republican candidates will be making stops in iowa today. chris christie will be stopping in urbandale, ames, and fort dodge. ben carson will be speaking in charles city and forest city. and marco rubio will be in johnston, council bluffs, spencer, and sioux center. our own marcus mcintosh will be live at rubio's event at stoney creek right here on kcci at 8:00 a.m.. coming up after the break, the swirl. the newest art exhibit in des moines, we got a sneak peek at. and brrrr, it's cold. how iowans and visitors are already reacting to the cold as
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frank: welcome back, and happy saturday morning, 5:13. a live shot from our algona webcam. you cannot see much yet. if you could see cold, you would see it because it is chilly. thankfully, road conditions are dry, but it is very, very chilly. 12 in des moines, 11 in ottumwa and ames. the further north you go, the colder it gets. if you look at the wind speeds today, nine miles per hour out of the northwest in des moines. putting that wind chill into being a factor for us today with those winds at times at eight to 10 miles per hour. a few patches of clear skies just off to the north and west. i think for the most part this morning, we will see a mix of sun and clouds more clouds around by the afternoon.
tomorrow, zero, but all next week we climb all the way back to the low 30's. alyx: 30's sounding wonderful. downtown has a new attraction and the folks at des moines performing arts gave kcci a sneak peak friday. this is swirl. an illuminated led light sculpture that will be the centerpiece of the newly renovated cowles commons. it was created by an artist in san francisco. it stands 28 feet tall and 94 feet wide. as you can see, the lights integrate video of people running in the des moines marathon. and it will be lit every night. >> the pixels are far apart from each other, so to enjoy you have to be at a distance from the piece. it's magnificent and will really draw people downtown. alyx: we are told that swirl will be fully functional by the end of the weekend. well, not too many people out looking at swirl last night
it was too cold. and a lot of visitors are in town right now, about to get a taste of even colder temperatures. kcci's mark tauscheck talked to some visitors last night. mark: the downtown marriott is the hive where visiting media, campaign workers and folks like patti gregory buzz while they're in town. those are the winter shoes? >> those are my winter shoes. they are swayed, that is my winter shoe. that is a dallas winter shoe. mark: patti doesn't have the iowa wardrobe, or attitude for this incoming deep freeze. >> there's supposed to be a minus, or 1 so no there is no preparation for this texas gal . anything to do with a minus anything, jeff mcmahon moved here from washington, d.c. nine months ago. >> negative, like negative 14? something like that, i might be wrong. mark: they'll be nothing positive about it.
mark: the owner of aimee in east village has been outfitting unprepared out of towners for 12 years she can spot a big city visitor the moment they step in. >> you can tell when people are leisure, and taking a break from something and when we say hi, welcome. they're like oh, might not be used to that hi. welcome in. rose: she just helped outfit the lead in the broadway musical newsies playing at the civic center. we saw these two cast members who spoke wistfully about performing in orlando a few weeks ago. the cnn photographer here covering the run up to the caucuses said he had to go to rei in west des moines to buy winter gear to get ready for the weekend welcome to iowa. >> i will be out playing in the cold just to see what it's like, for a couple seconds. i've been sleepwalking to close to the fire but it is the only place i can hold you tight
alyx: grammy nominated artist graham is coming to town. and they are performing for anyone who has tickets to tonight's iowa wild hockey game. you can still get your tickets for tonight's game and concert at the iowa event center box office. very exciting. frank: spend tonight inside if you can, it is going to be a lot warmer inside the iowa event center. check out these eagles. this was sent in by marion on my facebook page last week from lake red rock in marion county. she said they were flying around and getting pretty active around the water. thank you, marianne, for sending that in. temperatures waking up at 12 degrees in des moines. the further north you go, the
factor in that wind, these are the wind chills. feels like 12 below in clarion, eight below in audubon. it does not take that long to and wind chills are that cold. here is your temperature planner as we head throughout the day. time, 11 -- noon time, 11, will feel more like five. eventually we will see a chance for snow showers moving and this evening. a mix of sun and clouds this morning, more clouds on the way with the system that is out to the west. you will see that snow moving in from the dakotas and kansas, and will slide to our south and west. here's that on futurecast. bringing us some light snow,
system will be. this big high-pressure system will be moving in, meaning a chilly end to the weekend. let's look at futurecast, more clouds, here is snow by this evening after 7:00, and mainly down to the south and west. in des moines, i think we will get in on about an inch of snow. sunday looks like a clear day, we will see sunshine, that it will be very, very cold. let's look at the snow totals. right around 9/10 seven inch lamoni toward audubon -- 9/10 of an inch lamoni toward audubon. then the cold comes after the snow, so we have a lot to talk about in the 8 day forecast. 15 our high temperature, wind chill 025 below. tonight, wind chills 15 to 25
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>> good morning, everybody. friday night hoops is well underway. last night was week two all around the metro area. let's check out highlights from seven games, getting with our game of the week, southeast polk hosting valley. watching the rams, cardinals marvel, a huge block early on for valley. tic-tac-toe passing, quentin curry with the
jams. valley would win 74-50. the number one team rolling on. cover at roosevelt, some nice roosevelt passes. quick with the finish off the window for two for roosevelt. hoover coming right back, quinn
hoover wins by one point, 50-49. dowling catholic on the road
at ankeny last night. dowling has a big size advantage. a two handed flush. he feeds the big man, tristan comments. ankeny was down two. laying out, getting on the floor, and joel roberts, roberts, there he is. ankeny is up by a point in dowling comes right back. dowling was down 31-30 and they would fall 67-59 the final ankeny. urbandale plays host to mason city last night. first quarter, nobody going to guard him so he makes a 17 foot
urbandale answering. trevor miller inside. he lays it in for two. the big man is nimble. mason city, too much in this one, the hawks wins 69-30 the final. polk and valley. tony seeman has our coverage from the game. >> valley taken on southeast polk, two of the best teams and what is better than that? let's roll the highlights. two teams that know how to score and put up a three. desk for valley. -- for valley.
lead. player of the game, casey stewart could not miss with a career-high 35 points. southeast polk wins 75-60. >> we came back hard. >> we knew this was a big game for us and we came together, got the right shot for our team, and it helped our game. >> southeast polk is 10-2, the squirrel abides. >> more girls hoops last night, johnston was ranked number one until they got the by mason city. last night, taking on ames. johnston would answer, rachel handers dialing long-distance. johnston would win this one comfortably, 86-46, dragons back in the win column.
players of the state, just showing off last night. ankeny pretty good last night as well. megan trumbull, but back to the head nurse show. -- hintner show. dowling wins 78-35 over ankeny. women's college hoops last night, drake beat indiana state. northern iowa -- pro wrestling night and the iowa energy, they knocked off grand rapids 112-98 the final. iowa wild have a great game tonight. it is country night on the ice at the wells. iowa state playing at case state. it takes off at 3:00.
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>> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning weekend." alyx: right now at 5:31, hotel
attack. who were held captive and those killed in the attack. plus contamination crisis. how officials are handling the dangerous waters. and what residents in flint are doing about it. good sunday morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. frank scaglione sitting by with a chilly forecast. frank: 15 degrees, and
zero degrees tomorrow. and then we go down below zero for overnight lows over the next couple of nights, it is going to be cold. i know it is the weekend and people want to be outside, but these temperatures will be bitterly cold. 12 degrees is what you are waking up to. degrees above zero. factor in that wind, it feels state. 17 below in mason city, the iowa. i think we spend most of the day today above zero as far as wind chills. moving in. we will have the latest totals
alyx: right now, authorities say 22 people are dead after al-qaeda-linked group a luxury hotel. 126 people are free and three jihadists were killed in the operation in burkina faso. officials are searching nearby hotels to be sure there are no other extremists hiding there. 33 people were wounded in the attack. an official at the pentagon says one u.s. military member is embedded with french forces on the scene of the attack. and there's a water contamination crisis in flint, michigan, that has already had deadly effects. the governor is asking for a federal disaster declaration, but residents have their own demands. adriana diaz has more. adriana: flint residents stormed the state capitol this week , calling for the resignation of the governor after learning their drinking water is contaminated with lead. the problems began after the city switched its water supply to the flint river in the spring of 2014. the corrosive water stripped led from pipes, and children in
levels of lead in their blood. the city has changed its water source, but environmentalists say water coming out of faucets is still unsafe. now health officials are investigating a spike in legionnaires disease. there have been 87 cases of the pneumonia-like disease since the water switch, and ten people have died. including troy kidd's mother debbie, who died in august. >> did she die because someone didn't want to say, hey, the water might be bad? adriana: dr marc edwards of virginia tech has been studying flint's water. >> if indeed it is true that this can be linked to the water system, there is a pretty strong likelihood, yes, unfortunately people will have died because of this decision. adriana: fema says they'll respond to the governor's emergency request as early as this weekend.
system and help residents. adriana diaz, cbs news, flint, michigan. alyx: the national guard began distributing bottled water to residents this week. looking ahead, sean penn tells sits down with "60 minutes" charlie rose to talk about his october interview with joaquin "el chapo" guzman. guzman is believed to be responsible for as many as 34,000 deaths. officials say his cartel is the number one supplier of heroin, cocaine and marijuana to the united states. penn says he does not believe his interview with el chapo led to the drug lord's capture. charlie rose: do you believe that the mexican government released this in part because they wanted to see you blamed and to put you at risk? sean penn: yes charlie: they wanted to encourage the cartel to put you in their crosshairs? sean: yes. charlie: are you fearful for your life? sean: no. alyx: hear why penn says the focus of his meeting with guzman had failed.
minutes" sunday right here on kcci. turning to commitment 2016 news, donald trump hit the campaign trail hard friday morning in iowa. after an appearance on msnbc's "morning joe" at java joe's trump stopped in urbandale. at living history farms, more than a hundred packed in to listen and ask trump questions. trump says he believes his high attendance numbers will translate on caucus night, despite what analysts say. mr. trump: i think they're going to show up. actually, i have a feeling -- we're leading in all the polls -- i have a feeling that we're actually going to do better than the polls are saying. because there is a movement, this is actually a movement. alyx: also campaigning friday, former president bill clinton was making his way across the state for his wife. clinton spoke to large crowds about caucusing for hillary clinton on february 1. and marshalltown hundreds of , people turned out to hear the former president speak at the community college.
standing ovation. right off the bat he spoke about , living in a reality based world with dangers and concerns that hillary clinton can solve. clinton spoke about how he met his wife and what she's done for americans. he didn't mention her opponent senator bernie sanders by name but said it was no contest. mr. clinton: if you want somebody who can keep america safe and restore broad-based prosperity who can deal with , these kitchen table issues that are eating families alive stop the president's progress , from being repealed, if you want to know who is most likely to do that it's not close. >> it's good to hear other sides and other points of view. i hear a lot of what hillary has to say so it's nice to see what bill clinton has to say about her. alyx: some voters kcci spoke to at the event were not necessarily there as hillary supporters. some have no plans to caucus for
former president clinton in town. more presidential candidates will be in the state today. marco rubio, chris christie and ben carson all have stops planned for iowa. christie has two in central iowa , one in urbandale and another in ames. plus, marco rubio rubio will start his morning in johnston. he is hosting a town hall meeting at the stoney creek inn. our marcus mcintosh will be there later live this morning starting at 8:00 a.m. meanwhile the democratic , presidential candidates are gearing up for the next debate. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, time. the debate starts just before 8:00 sunday evening from charleston, south carolina. frank: the temperatures have of days. waking up in des moines at 12 degrees, 11 in ames. marshalltown, eight degrees and
kansas city this hour at 16 degrees, 30 in st. louis. if you have travel plans to the south or north, i think you will be ok. to the west is where it is snowing, north platte through kansas. down to the south and west is where the next snow system is right now that will be pulling throw. i think we will see that snow move in later this evening through the overnight hours. look at sunday, bitter cold, zero the high. we top out near nine degrees. 8 day forecast, if you are sick of below freezing temperatures i have one day above freezing. alyx: more big stories this morning, family and friends rallied friday, demanding justice for shirley carter. more than 100 people gathered to remember the marion county woman at the knoxville courthouse. carter was shot to death in her rural lacona home in june.
death lawsuit against their son jason carter. , seven months since her death people at the rally don't , understand why an arrest hasn't been made. >> it's just as if the judicial system had come to a screeching halt. she was just a loving sister. i don't think she had an enemy in the world. she was just a great all around girl. alyx: both the county attorney and marion county sheriff's office are not commenting, citing an ongoing investigation. if you're lucky enough to beat the odds prepare for everyone to , know who you are. iowa law requires basic information to be released to the public including name, city , you live in, and amount you won for prizes more than $600. iowa lottery officials point to the eddie tipton hot lotto investigation as prime example of why transparency is necessary. the former security director for
association was found guilty of rating the $14 million drawing. only states in the u.s. allow six winners to remain anonymous. they include delaware, kansas, maryland, north dakota, ohio and south carolina. students at samuelson elementary school in des moines spent 30 minutes walking the hallway friday as part of an annual tribute to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students walked along classrooms as they recreated the march from selma to birmingham. then stood in silence as the i have a dream speech played on the school intercom. students saying "we shall overcome -- saying -- sang we shall overcome while holding hands. the faculty hopes the message in the lyrics resonates with the students. >> this is an important part of our history and can show us about where we are right now as
alyx: this tradition was held for years at moore elementary school. and was carried over to samuelson when it opened in 2008. still ahead on kcci support , system. the unlikely place a minnesota viking kicker is finding encouragement following a devastating defeat. plus super bowl preps. , how one company prepares theter. dad: i know. spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. so keeping everything spotless is effortless. mom: hey. dad: the culligan man. culligan man: morning! there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president?
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if you have not been outside yet, you are going to need to bundle up when you grab that morning paper. a live shot from our winterset webcam, roads looking ok but temperatures, not so much. ankeny, 10 degrees right now. iowa falls at seven. carroll at nine and knoxville at 10 degrees. wind out of the north and west putting an extra bite into the air, so the wind chills feel more like five to 10 degrees below zero. look at mason city, a 20 mile an hour wind out of the north, northwest. by the afternoon, mostly cloudy skies and a chance of snow. i promised you that one day above freezing but you are going to have to wait. zero sunday, monday single digits, there is the day above freezing, friday.
mcdermott is the snapper. and the kick is no good. alyx:
it is hard just watching it again. it's one of the biggest upsets in sports so far this year. with only seconds left in the 4th quarter, minnesota vikings kicker blair walsh missed a 27-yard field goal that could have advanced his team in the playoffs. of course, there was disappointment. but walsh is now finding support in an unlikely place a local , elementary school. don champion explains. >> mcdermott is the snapper. and the kick is no good. don: for vikings fans, kicker blair walsh's missed field goal sunday still stings. >> i'll take the blame because i deserve every second of it. don: surely, flashbacks of his season-ending blunder have been painful, but walsh has taken it all in stride.
wanted. don: and while he's still taking the heat thursday, he got some , support from the youngest of fans. >> that cheered me up a lot. don: walsh visited first graders at northpoint elementary, just outside of minneapolis. earlier this week after his missed kick, the students wrote walsh letters of sympathy and encouragement. >> dear blair, i feel bad for you. >> you are so, so good at football. >> do not give up. you're still number one. don: the kindness and empathy weren't lost on walsh and he says he had to return the favor. >> thank you very much for all the letters you wrote
and the cards. it is very, very touching to me. it says a lot about you guys that you were willing to do that. >> i think it's pretty cool that a famous athlete is in our school. don: before leaving, walsh signed autographs. and he left, with a life-lesson
>> keep on trying, we love you so much. don: don champion, cbs news. alyx: if that
does not brighten you up, i do not know what will. walsh says he plans to keep all the cards and letters the students sent him. she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies
frank: welcome back. with a great picture from last week, sent in on my facebook page. it does not get much better than that, downtown des moines sculpture park. go to my kcci facebook page, i have it posted. it is a neat picture with the reflection on the water. 11 degrees right now in ames, clarion, single digits, storm lake at five, audubon, 10 degrees. 13 below the feels like temperature in clarion, eight below in waterloo, and zero in des moines. knoxville feels like two below this hour. we will stay most of the day right around 04 hour wind chill. more clouds around this afternoon and eventually a chance of some light snow showers moving in later this
we will see a mix of clouds and sunshine this morning, but more clouds moving in this afternoon. a system just out to our west bringing clouds into nebraska and kansas. here it is on futurecast. the system mainly stays down to
the south and west and that is where most of the snow should stay. this arctic air will coolest down tonight into tomorrow. notice again, maybe some sunshine this morning, clouds this afternoon. the best chance for snowflakes would be after 7:00 tonight, and especially south and west of the metro. this will wrap up in the early morning hours on sunday, and a very cold and to your weekend -- end to your weekend. an inch and a half for snow for portions of the state by early sunday morning.
-- zero to five below today. a wind chill warning goes into effect later on tonight. sunday's high, zero, monday, nine, tuesday, 21. back in the 30's for friday and saturday. alyx: i know it is tough to predict, but the snow amount, do you have any guesses? frank: one to two inches of snow mainly down south of the metro. alyx: while two-out-of-state teams will play in super bowl 50 in california, the turf is grown in california. a local turf supplier has provided turf for area stadiums as well as eight super bowls. leigh martinez reports. >> right here is 1.4 million pounds of sod. leigh: this is levi stadium's field, circa 2015, rolled up neatly, sitting in a central valley sod ranch. >> that looks like a three, or
line. leigh: it's not retiring from the nfl, just sitting out the biggest game of the year. for the first time, levi's old field is getting replanted. it'll live to perform for another professional season. >> it may go to the oakland coliseum, it may go to the l.a. coliseum, it'll just depend on the stadium, the timing, and when the grass is ready. leigh: west coast turf provided the last eight super bowl turfs, including super bowl 50, planted this past week in santa clara. grown and groomed in livingston, this nfl grass got special treatment through the drought. >> when it's raining, we'll put covers on it to keep excess water off the field. and when it's cold, we have blankets we put on the field to keep the grass warm. leigh: believe it or not, this is the regular season football field grass for levi stadium. but in another couple of months, this is going to turn into this. the new football and baseball fields are currently dormant, but will be green and thick enough to meet league standards come spring. the trick to growing professional grass is what's
>> the plastic, the base. the semi permeable base that creates a very tightly knitted , very durable, very rigid piece of grass. leigh: so tough, it can handle a half time show stage and plenty of tackles. it's the first to show up for super bowl 50. alyx: neat behind the same story. -- behind the scenes story. don't forget to catch super bowl 50 right here on kcci. that game is set for sunday, february 7th from levi's stadium
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alyx: 5:58 on your saturday morning. presidential candidates marco rubio, chris christie and ben carson all have stops planned for iowa. christie has two central iowa stops one in urbandale and , another in ames. marco rubio will start his morning in johnston. he is hosting a town hall meeting at the stoney creek inn. our marcus mcintosh will be there later this morning. with live reports starting at 8:00 a.m. meanwhile, the democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for the next debate. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and martin o'malley will face
time. that debate starts around 8:00 sunday evening from charleston, south carolina. before we let you go, we will take a look at the forecast, very chilly, but the wind chill will be a big factor. frank: i hate to be the bearer of bad news. today is the warm day for the weekend, 15 degrees. wind chills mang it feel like 025 below. ford -- zero to five below. four degrees below is what it will be tonight. zero sunday, nine degrees monday.