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4-year-old brayden sorenson. the father john was working when the deadly fire broke out. kcci's marcus mcintosh says fire officials knew fighting the roaring blaze would not be easy. >> when i drove by it on the way to the station i could see the back of the house was totally involved. it was already starting to get into the second floor. marcus: boxholm fire chief dave huffman says when he first saw the fire he knew it was going to cause problems. he called for mutual aid and 9 different cities answered. then the work began to find out if anyone was inside. >> went inside to do a house search and didn't find anything on the initial search but there was one room we couldn't get in because it was wedged we changed -- because the door was wedged. we changed crews and went back in and broke the door down and found the victims in there. marcus: mother amber sorenson and 3 children riley, autumn, and brayden were found inside the house. people who live in the small town of boxholm say the pain of
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children is going to be hard to put in the past. >> it's a small town. everyone knows everybody anyway . it's a small community things like this are tough. >> everyone is related to everyone else the great grandparents of the kids have been around here for 50 years . it's going to be hard on everyone. marcus: the weather also made things difficult on the firefighters and their equipment. >> froze up three pumper trucks, three tankers and two firehydrants. one water tower drained another water tower. >> it was 14 below on the bank sign just miserable working conditions for everyone -- for everyone. marcus: marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: the cause is still under investigation. today the southeast webster grand school district is planning to have counselors available tomorrow to help classmates with their grief. there is a gofundme page setup for the family.
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you can find a link to donate on our website kcci.com. shaina: officials are investigating a deadly crash in union county. it happened saturday on highway 34 between creston and afton. iowa state patrol officials say 61-year-old donna spare was driving a car that crossed the centerline, striking 49-year-old deanne hoffman's vehicle head on. hoffman of creston was transported to the hospital where she died. spare was taken to methodist medical center in des moines. no word on her condition. authorities are searching for caped sex offender 26-year-old ross clouse. he did not return to the fort des moines work release facility friday. clouse was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2014 after being convicted of third degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child. at 4:33, it feels bitterly cold. metinka: another cold morning up there. a morning that makes you want to stay in bed, right? temperatures are either side of zero this morning.
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it is five below in lamoni. we have wind chills close to 20 degrees below zero or worse, especially in the northeastern part of the state. grab all of your warm gear. sunshine this afternoon. headed of -- headed for highs of zero. tomorrow, tim just warm up a couple more degrees. we have snow on the way with regulations on -- with accumulations likely. elizabeth: and commitment 2016 news, just a block from the charleston church where a gunman killed 9 people in june the democratic presidential candidates clashed on gun control and other issues in the last debate before the iowa caucuses. shaina: weijia jiang has the story from charleston. weijia: under fire from hillary clinton for changing his position on immunity for gun manufacturers vermont senator bernie sanders shot back at his opponent. >> i think secretary clinton knows what she says is very disingenuous.
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minus report card from the nra but clinton says he has voted numerous times with the gun lobby. >> he voted to let guns go on to amtrak. guns go into national parks. he voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. weijia: former maryland governor martin o'malley accused both clinton and sanders of being inconsistent when it came to gun control. >> i am the one candidate on this stage who worked to pass conference of gun safety legislation. weijia: the candidates fiercely debated who'd do the best job reigning in wall street. >> you received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> you don't go as far at reigning in wall street as i would. >> i have a plan that most commentators have said is tougher, more effective and more comprehensive. weijia: sanders is leading in the new hampshire polls and he's tied with clinton in iowa but a new poll gives clinton a big
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>> when this campaign began she was 50 points at ahead of me. we were all of three percentage points. weijia: all 3 candidates are looking for a spark before the iowa caucuses on february 1. weijia jiang, cbs news, charleston. shaina: hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will all attend at martin luther king day event this morning on the steps of the south carolina state house. elizabeth: plenty of times the debate was a contentious match between the two front runners hillary clinton and bernie , sanders. kcci's grace provenzano visited a debate watch party for local reaction. grace: freezing cold temperatures did not keep dozens of urbandale democrats at home tonight. they gathered at the beer house to toast their favorite candidate and cheer them on -- cheer them on. as the days prior to the iowa caucuses dwindle to a precious few, these candidate supporters are holding fast to the campaign message. >> i feel like the other side is stealing his thunder sometimes.
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equality. that's bernie sanders. that is what he is. that is why i am for him. grace: the sanders medicare-for-all plan released just before the debate didn't seem to rattle the clinton crowd. >> we're so much stronger as democrats obama's plan makes so much more sense than what i've heard from bernie's plan. both plans are better than what the republicans are putting forth. grace: martin o'malley supporters say they are not deterred by low poll numbers. >> i know that the iowa caucuses are really hard. national polls don't really mean anything here. it is all in turnout. how many delegates that precinct gets weird i do wish we could get more national press. elizabeth: the republican candidates are next to debate. this last debate before the iowa caucuses will take place in des moines on january 28.
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trump neck and neck with ted cruz. the quinnipiac poll of likely gop caucus-goers has trump up 31 percent -- 31% to 29%. trump continues to hit cruz hard on the birther issue he told cnn's jake tapper that cruz has a problem because he was born in canada. >> do you think the same cloud hangs over marco rubio? >> no i don't think so. no it's a very different thing. because he was born in the united states. he was born here. he was born on the land. ted was not born on the land. and there's a very strict reading that you have to be born on the land. shaina: cruz had canadian citizenship until he renounced it in 2014. he was given american citizenship at birth because his mother is an american citizen. legal experts have largely agreed that would qualify the texas republican for natural-born citizenship. still ahead on kcci. hostages released. held prisoner in iran they are now on the way back to america. how the bargain for their return worked out.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. it is a fairly cold start out
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we do not have much wind, but it does not take much wind. it feels like 12 degrees below zero here in des moines. we have a wind chill advisory in polk county. in the north, and the pink shaded counties, that is a warning. wind chills -- readings from 20 to 25 below. this afternoon, we'll have sunshine and a light trees. headed for highs in the double digits. our temperatures begin to trend back upward. heading back to the 20's by the middle of the week. 30's as we head toward the weekend. shaina: american prisoners released in iran are on their way home. elizabeth: they landed in germany sunday afternoon. wendy gillette has family reaction. wendy: a swiss air force plane carrying three americans who had been imprisoned in iran landed safely in geneva sunday. this picture posted on a u.s. presidential envoy's twitter account is the first of
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rezaian as a free man. he and fellow former prisoners amir hekmati and saeed abedini then flew to a us military -- flew to a u.s. military hospital in germany where they're being evaluated. president obama held a news conference at the white house sunday morning. >> today we're united in welcoming home sons and husbands and brothers who in lonely prison cells have endured an absolute nightmare. wendy: the americans along with one other man nosratollah khosravi roodsari who apparently chose to stay in iran were part of a swap for 7 iranians held or charged in the us. -- in the u.s. two of them both iranian , americans were released from a federal detention center in houston early sunday. family members of the freed americans are planning reunions of their own, including the sister and brother in law of hekmati a former u.s. marine. they're traveling with congressman dan kildee from flint michigan to frankfurt where they'll see their relative
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amir called last night to tell us he's on his way. wendy: another american-student matthew trevithick was also freed as part of a separate agreement and is already on his way home. secret talks to free the 5 americans began 14 months ago over about a dozen meetings. wendy gillette for cbs news. elizabeth: central iowans celebrated the release sunday. living waters fellowship held a special ceremony sunday morning at riverwoods elementary. the congregation has a connection to the family of recently released pastor saeed abedini. members met his wife nog may a few years ago during a prayer vigil at the capitol and kept in touch with her. they say it is hard to put into words what the release means. >> it is awesome. i can not even tell you how we felt yesterday morning. the texts were going, face book was going crazy all over the world.
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elizabeth: congregation members say it was the power of prayer that helped facilitate abedini's release. shaina: the search is on for several americans missing in iraq. local media reports 3 were kidnapped in baghdad sunday. a u.s. embassy spokesman says it's working in full cooperation with iraqi authorities to locate the missing americans. their identities have not been released. the time is 4:45 just about. where waking up to know degrees -- zero degrees. it is very cold out there. make sure you bundle 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.
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. yesterday was so cold. temperatures are not make it above zero. here in des moines in -- on sunday, we top out at six degrees. this morning it is still really cold. five below zero the actual temp in lamoni. mason city starting out at 14 degrees below zero. you factor in the light breeze, we've got wind chills in the 20's below zero. the teens across central iowa below zero. bundle up, you're going to need it. temps are going to be a little bit better than yesterday.
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31 though it's the average high for-- arriving by tuesday in bringing with it a chance for light snowfall. here is future snow cast. today is going to be very quiet and cold. by 5:00 a.m., snow will be across the western half of the state. the evening commute will be snowing on tuesday. the snow moves off to the east. one to three inches of snow will accumulate. some locations picking up close to four inches. it will impact your travel plans. the roads are dry. zero degrees. it is cold.
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the skies will be clearing out today, heading for 10 degrees. wind chills likely in the 20's below zero. make sure those kiddos are dressing warmly if they have school. tuesday, light snow is on the way. we could see a few more snowflakes in the forecast. temperatures are trending in the right direction this week. heading back into the 20's. over the weekend, 30's are in the forecast. maybe a little bit of melting, saturday into sunday. possibly a few more flurries are possible on sunday. >> that's a pretty scary thing for the parents to witness. elizabeth: a health scare posing a serious threat for teenage athletes. one minute they're having fun on the field, the next they're in the emergency room without any warning. shaina: todd dykes from our sister station in cincinnati investigates cases of sudden
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todd: like thousands of high school athletes in greater cincinnati all kyle williams wanted was to get in the game. >> i was trying to get in there . trying to get my coach to put me in. todd: kyle's soccer coach at walton high school eventually put the sophomore on the field during internment in mid-august. a few minutes later kyle nearly died. >> after a while i just kind of blanked out and then next thing i knew i was in the hospital. todd: kyle's heart suddenly stopped beating. >> the trainer had a feeling something wasn't right. she went ahead and called for help, asked somebody to get the aed just in case. todd: in a twist of fate the automatic electronic defibrillator used to save kyle's life was donated by cameron's cause an organization named after another northern kentucky teen who died from a sudden cardiac event while practicing soccer. even more coincidental? kyle's mom brenda williams is a cardiac icu nurse who'd been researching sudden cardiac arrests about a year before she had any clue her son would experience one. >> i learned a ton about it. just that there's a huge
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todd: based on what she learned and because her son almost died brenda wants to make sure parents understand how hidden heart abnormalities can affect teenagers and why sports physicals matter. >> does your family have a history of you know somebody who sudden arrested below the age of 50? you know do you have a history of certain defects? make sure they ask you those questions and think about the questions. todd: brenda is referring to health providers who conduct physicals and who may end up recommending a young athlete get an ekg or an echocardiogram. >> this is very rare so you don't want to cause a panic. todd: just because incidents of sudden cardiac arrest in children are infrequent doesn't make them any less frightening. >> that's a pretty scary thing for the parents to witness and it's a pretty scary thing for the child to experience. todd: dr. thomas ryan agrees with brenda saying it's critical parents share their family's medical history during the sports physical process and make sure their child's heart health is front and center. >> it's always a parent's right and duty frankly to push on anything that concerns them. shaina: that was todd dykes reporting.
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thorough heart testing here are a few things to keep in mind. the cost of ekg's and echo-cardiogram's vary depending on where you live and what kind of insurance you have. the actual cost of an ekg can be between $25 and $50 but the price in a hospital setting can be several hundred dollars. to get either test you'll likely need approval from a physician. still ahead on kcci taken from the game. the disorder that prevented a
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metinka: get ready for the blast of cold air as you step outside. wind chills in the teens and 20's below zero. bundle up against those dangerously cold conditions. the actual temp is at zero. we are waking up to some clouds. it is going to be a dry day. a light wind is coming in from the northwest. we will have sunshine today but snow is on the way for tuesday. we will likely pick up one to three inches of snowfall, tuesday into tuesday evening. that will affect your travel plans. it is not going to be a major system. there is not alone -- there is not a lot of wind. temperatures will be warming up as we head toward the weekend, getting back to the 30's here on saturday. shaina: every so often we are reminded how big of an impact sports can have. in the boston area a genetic disorder took hockey away from one teen. elizabeth: but a community gave it back. mary saldana from our sister
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story. mary: he has been the team manager for four years that he has never suited up and taken the ice until tonight. >> i have been a mess for days. i don't -- i hope i don't cry too much. >> this is a dream? mary: they call him the mayor. a canton high school senior that loves hockey here he is good at it but he is never been able to play due to his health. he has a disease, an extremely rare genetic disorder. on this night, the coaches and their team have a plan here to >> as a coach, you like to win, but the much bigger lesson you learned as a player. >> they jim about special moments. -- they dream about special moments.
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mary: the bulldogs center number 11, this was his moment here he did not disappoint. >> it means a lot for me. i like playing for them. it felt good. mary: while it was his night, he shared it with his legions of friends who packed this rank. >> our community has always rallied around him. this is another special moment for him. elizabeth: two hours of today's top stories are ahead at 5:00. final democratic debate before the iowa caucus. we'll take a look at the highlights from south carolina. plus, after a frigid weekend, are we in for a warmup?
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garage fire in urbandale. why firefighters had a tougher time putting out the blaze. plus, small town heartbreak. new information this morning on another fire, that killed a mother and her 3 children. shaina: also this morning, south carolina showdown. democratic presidential candidates square off one final time before caucuses. we'll have local reaction, plus what's next on the campaign trail for frontrunners on both sides. good morning everyone, and thanks for waking up with us this martin luther king junior day. elizabeth: it is 5:00 on monday january 18, you're waking up to several school and church closings and delays this morning which you can see at the bottom of your screen. metinka, it's just cold out there. metinka: it really is. it is like it was yesterday morning. make sure you bundle up and dress warmly. it the mittens out and the heavy coats. we have wind chills in the teens in central iowa, 20 -- central iowa, below zero.
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