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tv   KCCI 8 News at Five  Me-TV  January 19, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm CST

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>> it is very slow going out here. along i 235. it is been like this for the last 15 minutes. it doesn't seem like they have had to come to a complete stop you should expect some delays if you are heading home anytime soon. the snow was whipping around because of the wind. that means visibility could become an issue later on tonight. the roads are certainly slick. i did just get off the phone with iowa state patrol and i was told there have been several fender vendors across the metro today. this backed up traffic near 2nd street. near the west mix master. thankfully though no serious injuries have been reported. take a look at this video we shot earlier. on sw 9th street. it is mostly clear but traffic also has slow going in that area.
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side of des moines is mostly covered in snow and was slippery . i've noticed quite a few of the less traveled side streets are snow-covered. the snow is not accumulating enough. it has to get to one inch before the plows come out. they will be running some rock salt and that is a preventative treatment. you want to keep a safe distance from any of these public works vehicles. just a reminder. it is going to be a little bit delayed. if you are heading home soon. we have learned to people who were killed in atlantic today is of a weather-related accident. anchor: let's take a look at the statewide to traffic conditions. you are seeing a lot of blue on that map. south to the missouri border. those roads are partially covered with snow.
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that's the snow continues to push across the state, stick with kcci on-air and online for more information on the storm. anchor: republican presidential candidate ben carson has temporarily suspended his campaign to help some staffers who were injured today in a western iowa car accident. ben carson: we had some tragedy in our campaign today. one of the vans in iowa with one of our staffers and three student volunteers hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side and was hit by another vehicle. anchor: carson was campaigning
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anchor: donald trump has been teasing a big announcement all day. his campaign announced that former alaska governor sarah palin will endorse the republican presidential candidate. trump and palin are expected to arrive at this rally any minute now. look for complete coverage right here. earlier today, donald trump stopped in madison county where he picked up another endorsement. cynthia: trump stopped at the john wayne museum where he had his first surprise announcement of the day. donald trump and drove into winterset right past this sign. but the billionaire who could buy the pizza ranch passed up a free lunch. his supporters stood out in the snow. inside the john wayne museum
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surprise, the dukes daughter's endorsement. then he continued his work words with opponent ted cruz. questioning whether the senator has the temperament to be commander-in-chief. donald trump: ted's got a rough temperament. i haven't talked about it but he has to be careful. his temperament has been questioned a lot. cynthia: on the democratic side bernie sanders rolled across iowa. he said hillary clinton is not the candidate who can beat republicans. bernie sanders: from the bottom of my heart, if you want somebody who's going to be donald trump, who is going to be the other republicans, i think bernie sanders is that candidate. cynthia: hillary clinton's favored by america's largest lesbian and gay rights organization. the human rights campaign.
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points, 60% of 33% in new hampshire. another granite state poll shows ohio governor john kasich is in second place behind trump in hampshire. steve: governor branstad says iowa should not allow ted cruz to win the iowa caucuses. because he opposes federal ethanol subsidies. the governor spoke at a renewable fuels conference in altoona. branstad has not endorsed a candidate. i would does lead the nation in ethanol production. people from all over iowa packed the sender for that conference. renewable fuel is a hot topic in the farm states like iowa. they are pushing for a candidate who supports federal ethanol subsidies. the iowa renewable fuels association says ethanol creates thousands of jobs and keeps the air clean. 12 of the 14 candidates favor
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anchor: giving to charity is as simple as a click online. reporter: sites like gofundme make giving easy. we can point you to links connected to our stories all the time. last year we told you about veterans at the iowa veterans home raising money for a missing memorial. just recently we told you about a gofundme page for young mothers and three children who died in the fire at their home. >> it used to be there you would give to a charity you handed a check over to the charity themselves or you would send it to them. and usually you knew somebody. is not that much different. the risk is that the money is going someplace that is a legitimate. reporter: he says that if you are concerned about giving to gofundme pages, protect yourself
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projects that share updates. those updates provide better transparency and if you can, give to people you know. >> you can give the chamber of commerce a call. find some more information that proves that that would be a legitimate place to give money. reporter: gofundme says there is no way to 100 percent guaranteed the users gofundme donation page contains accurate or truthful information. as such donors should not make payments to any campaign or people unless they fully understand and trust because presented. gofundme also says only donate to people you know and trust. when in doubt, don't donate. anchor: when you create a gofundme page, 7.9% and $.30 per donation is deducted from the amount raised. steve: a major partnership
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teaming up with kansas city, st. louis and omaha. to create the heartland civic collaborative. the cities are joining forces to become competitive in four main areas. transportation, entrepreneurship, life sciences and federal advocacy. officials said the city of des moines will still compete with those cities of the new partnership will also allow the so-called mega-region to become more globally competitive. we have some good men's college basketball teams in the state of iowa. the hawkeyes have cracked the top 10 but they need to keep it rolling against one of the worst teams in the big ten. andy: they will take their number nine ranking for a spin on thursday night.
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the scarlet knights are awful. winless in big ten play. they lost by 50 points last night. >> we haven't had a whole lot of letdowns. we're hoping not to. the coach really harped on that a lot. andy: that game is thursday night at x :00. it was a historic night for the cyclones. they knocked off number one team in the country for the first time since 1957. iowa state keeping big 12 player of the year favorite to not that many points. a defensive stand to seal the deal. the cyclones knockoff number one. it was truly a team effort.
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part of a program when you have people that care. fred is as excited as anybody right now. gary thompson probably is too. you want to be at a program where you have generations pulling for each other. andy: they also have to keep an eye on their focus. their next game is against tcu, one of the worst teams in the big 12. steve: eight issues, eight weeks. >> the future of entitlement programs. why some say social security and medicare are in trouble. we are watching but still no sign of donald trump and sarah palin. you are taking a long look at the rally in ames or they were supposed to appear at 5:00.
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steve: eight issues, eight weeks.
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presidential race. stacey: tonight entitlement programs. reporter: tens of millions of americans benefit from entitlement programs. including social security and medicare. they are very popular programs which is why politicians tend to shy away from making any changes. the future of these programs is a topic of debate on the campaign trail. some candidates are proposing cuts well others are vowing to expand benefits. >> this is a major divide within the republican party. paul ryan has called for reforming these entitlement programs. democrats largely are resistant to any significant changes. reporter: the aarp says social security is one federal program that has succeeded over the years and deserves to be saved for future generations. >> everybody's benefits will get
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reporter: from the heritage foundation they say that one proposal is to raise the retirement age. another is to lower benefits that go to wealthier americans. aarp says social security isn't as generous as some may think. >> a fact of the matter is that we are in an economy where most people have to rely on social security as their sole source of retirement. reporter: medicare is another program that some people say is in need of an overhaul. according to the social security of, the average monthly benefit is a little more than $1300.
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individuals 65 and over are receiving social security benefits. you can see where the candidates stand anytime on our website. steve: a little bit of snow out there. curtis: we talked about the fact that it would not be eight to read this amount of snow. it is light fluffy snow, very icy at times. a live picture from our airport skycam. the snow has picked up here downtown. on super doppler eight moving on through. a wind chill of four degrees. wind is about eight miles per hour. generally along the i-35 card or you can see the back edge of this. moving through guthrie county and down into a day or county. a moderate snowfall band for the
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it is just starting there. this is all sweeping off to the east. snowfall amounts have been heaviest down south. some reports of two to four inches of snow there. still some snow in eastern iowa. i think we will see some areas of fog overnight. the low about 12 degrees. we slowly inch up into the 20's. 26 degrees. for now we have to deal with this snow moving on through. also heavy at times over and omaha. about three to four inches of snow. this system moving fairly quickly. i think it will have a bigger impact off to the west. when that moves on through. temperatures tomorrow, kansas city 30. green bay 19.
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one system diving to the south, the next system slides by to the west. on thursday we could see some snow along the missouri river valley and eventually diving down into kansas and missouri. doing a pretty good job. the back edge of that snow is slowly moving on through. and 9:00 still some snow to the east. we will see cloud cover tomorrow. it will send out later in the day. not a lot of sunshine of the forecast. all that snow added western iowa, we will not see a lot. it will move to the north and in the system will dive south and maybe late thursday and friday we could get a little bit of late snow. two to four inches down to the south. many locations it is coming to an end right now. the north.
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that high temperature tomorrow 26 degrees. thursday generally drive. it is late thursday into early friday a possible dusting. very late thursday. saturday 30 degrees. a couple of systems next week but they look to be fairly small. steve: several actions to tell you about on the east side. the roads are slick out there if you are traveling. expect delays of up to 10 minutes out of the downtown area. a crash on i 35 southbound. i-80 eastbound. off to the west only one thing to tell you about.
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five minutes because there is a car stalled out i 235 westbound action valley drive. as we look across the greater des moines metro area, you can see your travel times to the mix master's are very slow. they are 24 minutes from downtown to the west mix. 15 to the east mix. stacey: let's take a look of the stories coming up tonight at six. >> big news of the renewable fuels conference about a candidate that was not there. a new family renovating their homes found a treasure in the
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coming up, palin endorses trump. how it changes the race for the
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kim: even within the last 20 minutes, take a look. this stretch of i 235 has continued to deteriorate. traffic is very slow going. almost coming to a complete stop at some points. we are hearing this is the case all around the metro area especially heading north. commutes taking double the amount of time they normally would. traffic is going very slow as it showed because roads are slick. we do want to show you a d.o.t. camera. this is the exit and one lane you will notice a lot of traffic there. it is been backed up for quite some time. you are also seeing a lot of flashing lights. there are quite a few emergency vehicles. they have not heard of a major accident there.
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hopefully i will have more information on that at 6:00. another d.o.t. camera where we are seeing quite a few backups is i to 35 in west des moines. stop and go traffic. we are dealing with some conditions. stacey: we are also watching and waiting for donald's rally in ames to begin. waiting for the republican candidate and his latest endorsement from sarah palin. the rally was set to begin at 5:00.
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announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. 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 creases benets and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors.

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