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elizabeth: good morning you are waking up to roads that are still slick out there. we'll tell you the main trouble spots around the state. plus new details in the snowy crash that killed a ben carson campaign staffer and injured four iowans. >> i am here because like you i know that it is now or never. i'm in it to win it. shaina: and sarah palin says she's all in for donald trump. what the endorsement could mean for his presidential campaign ahead on kcci. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: good morning everyone . great to have you with us here on kcci 8 news this morning. i'm elizabeth klinge. shaina: i'm shaina humphries. it's wednesday, january 20. we have some cleanup to do. that snow that fell wasn't too bad but it is a little bit messy.
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the sidewalks and roadways early today. 12 degrees right now in des moines. this afternoon, we have better weather. the clouds are breaking up. . not nearly as cold and it is a huge improvement over yesterday's snowfall. even over the weekend, temps climb back up above freezing. a little bit of melting going on over the next couple of days. a couple of more chances for snow in the a day. deaths in the eight day. -- in the eighth day. shaina: tuesday's storm left a mess on metro roads overnight. this is video from just a couple hours ago. you can see there is still snow covering some roads in des moines. and the interstates will be slippery as well for your morning commute. here's a look at i-35 at mills civic. i-80 at highway 65 still has some snow and ice as well. keep that in mind.
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parkway. you can tell those cars are moving slower. stay safe out there. the latest check of 511ia.org shows a similar story for roads around the state. you can see the majority of the state to our south and east is still partially covered with snow or ice you can see that in blue. up north though roads are clear which you can see in green. elizabeth: turning to commitment 2016 news now. a big endorsement last night for donald trump announced here in central iowa. >> you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis ass. elizabeth: former governor sarah palin flew in from alaska to be with trump at a rally in ames. the 2008 vice presidential nominee told a group of more than 1000 people that trump is the best man to be president. palin also acknowledged the idea that the media will have a field day with her announcement. >> mr. trump you're right back
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heads are spinning. media heads are spinning. this is going to be so much fun . elizabeth: palin's endorsement of trump could be a big blow to ted cruz in iowa. she previously supported his bid for senate in texas. shaina: another possible blow to the ted cruz campaign, governor terry branstad said tuesday it would be a quote big mistake for iowans to support cruz. it's very rare for the governor to declare who should not win in the iowa caucus. senator cruz has campaigned against federal subsidies for ethanol, and the governor predicts that could erode cruz's support here as iowa is the nation's leader in renewable fuel and its production. branstad told kcci tuesday the caucus winner needs to make renewable energy a top priority. >> you don't believe that mr. cruz would be the leader within iowa to make that happen? >> because that he's introduced legislation that would repeal the renewable fuels standard i think would send a mix signal. shaina: less than two weeks from
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tells us he does not plan to endorse any candidate. elizabeth: this morning we're learning more about a tragic iowa crash that killed a ben carson campaign staffer. this is a photo of carson with the victim 25-year-old texas tech student braden joplin. the crash happened tuesday on i-80 near atlantic. the iowa state patrol says a van carrying joplin and 3 other carson campaign staffers hit a patch of ice, flipped on its side and was then hit by another vehicle. the 3 other people in the van were treated at a hospital and released. the other vehicle was carrying a woman and three children, ages 5, 10 and 12. they were treated for injuries as well. state patrol is still investigating the crash and will try to determine if speed was a factor. on the democratic side now, a new cnn wmur poll this morning shows hillary clinton has a lot of ground to make up in a key state. bernie sanders is leading
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in new hampshire, which is home to the second primary, right after the iowa caucus. sanders has 60% of likely voters. clinton has just 33%. sanders was in iowa tuesday, here he's speaking with voters at a town hall meeting in fort dodge. he also made stops in carroll and sioux city. sanders told supporters that the best bet for keeping a republican out of the white house is to not vote for clinton. clinton will look to build support in the hawkeye state today. she has an event in burlington tonight at 7:00. several republican hopefuls will also be in iowa today. donald trump has an event in norwalk this morning. carly fiorina is getting coffee this morning in guthrie center, before heading to an event at the des moines botanical gardens. and rick santorum and mike huckabee will be campaigning in the western part of the state. shaina: more stories developing overnight, at least 19 people were killed in an attack on a university in pakistan. right now we know the pakistani taliban have claimed
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police in peshawar say gunmen stormed the campus, triggering a gun battle with police and army troops. officials say the attackers have been contained and 4 of them were killed. at least two of the victims in the attack were a student and a teacher. right now michigan governor rick snyder is vowing to fix the water crisis in flint. you're looking at protests tuesday calling for snyder's arrest and resignation. in his state of the state address tuesday, snyder said he's asked lawmakers for nearly $30 million to replace plumbing in schools and pay for psychologists to monitor any children who may be affected by the lead-contaminated water. and right now the search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii has been suspended. there has been no sign of survivors after two of their helicopters crashed last thursday. all 4 life rafts that were aboard the helicopters were later found empty. officials say dive teams and
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helicopters on the sea floor. elizabeth: the time is 5:06. a chilly morning out there. metinka: things are going to get better and better through the afternoon. it is still chilly out there. you are dealing with the slick roads. you have to bundle up. the wind chill at two degrees below zero. temps are heading in the right direction today. up to 26 here in des moines. that is a huge improvement. morrow, a little bit better -- tomorrow, a little bit that are. elizabeth: thanks so much, metinka. for the second time this week firefighters respond to a deadly overnight house fire. this time it happened in wauzeka, wisconsin, just across the stateline in northeast iowa. the home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene. once the fire was put out officials found the bodies of
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their parents were at work at the time of the fire. firefighters say there is a major up-tick in fires this time of year because of space heaters in the home. they say never leave your space heater unattended or on at night. you should also keep it at least 3 feet from combustibles like drapes, blankets or furniture. also leave your space heater on a level surface to make sure it doesn't tip over. west des moines fire marshall mike whitsell says it's also critical to have the automatic shut off feature in case it does tip over. >> that's one of the biggest things that i recommend having. if you have a space heater that does not have that feature on it i would definitely upgrade. , elizabeth: the u.s. consumer product safety commission says every year space heaters cause more than 25,000 house fires in the u.s. shaina: a mother and her 3 children were killed in another one of those house fires over the weekend. a go fund me page was quickly
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we have gotten quite a few emails about gofundme pages and if it's safe to donate to them. so we asked the better business bureau's wise giving alliance. they say it's important to do your research and look for projects that share updates. director of communications ryan smith says updates provide better transparency. ryan s.: it's relatively maybe not anonymous it's not personable so you don't have that connection with somebody. you want to read the fine print , look for disclaimers, understand any fee structures that might be included in your donation. shaina: when you create a gofundme page, 7.9% and $.30 of each donation is deducted from the amount raised. that's how the go fund me company makes its money. elizabeth: scam alert. tax filing season just started and so have the fake calls. we'll tell you how to immediately know if the caller is a scammer. alyx: and i am alyx sacks. when you get sick you want to feel better fast. but doctors are now being told to hold off on prescribing meds . we'll tell you how long you may
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shaina: make sure you give yourself extra time. it is not the snowiest commute. we do not have any accidents to report. we will head outside and take a look at i-235 at 63rd street. they do not look too bad there. the on and off ramps, side streets, intersections, you will see a little bit of patched up
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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. shaina: welcome back. a rockslide in madera county, california, tuesday forced a highway to close in both directions for a 10 mile stretch. officials say heavy rain was the cause. luckily no cars were hit by the falling rocks but the road blockage did cause one minor accident. the road was eventually cleared but crews are keeping it closed until geologists can inspect the sliding rocks later today. elizabeth: and this morning the east coast and ohio valley are bracing for a possible big snow storm. the national weather service is
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at the end of this week. some meteorologists say up to two feet of snow could fall in parts of the east coast. the storm is expected to hit on friday and move up the coast on saturday. two feet, metinka. that makes our injured to sound pretty easy. -- our inch or two sound pretty easy. metinka: up sure to allow yourself some action time. try not to be in a rush because traffic will be moving slower. the road commission map showing the blue shaded areas, partially snow-covered runways. the southern half of the state is affected. 11 degrees in des moines. we have a little bit of clearing. it feels pretty chilly. the wind now at three degrees. improving weather this afternoon. the roads are going to be in
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headed for a high of 26 degrees. elizabeth: new this morning new recommendations are reminding doctors to only prescribe antibiotics when absolutely necessary. kcci's alyx sacks met with local doctors to get their take on the new guidelines. is this a new concept for doctors? alyx: well the cdc has brought this up before. but this is the first time they've issued any real guidelines. the american college of physicians together with the cdc want to cut down on prescribing antibiotics for common respiratory infections. they say about 50% of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary. the goal is to prescribing antibiotics only when strep is confirmed for sinus infections that last more than 10 days or if severe symptoms last 3 days or more. doctors say the goal is to protect antibiotic overuse which cause antibiotic resistance and could lead to more serious health problems. >> the guidelines focus on
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quick strep test or a positive culture before you treat with antibiotics. most times bronchitis or sinusitis are viral. usually you are looking for other things, fever, symptoms that last longer than normal. alyx: so how should parents know when it's time to take their kids into the doctor? we have that answer for you in 30 minutes. back to you. elizabeth: knew this morning, -- new this morning des moines is making moves to become more competitive. officials with the greater des moines partnership announced tuesday they are teaming up with kansas city, st. louis and omaha to form the heartland civic collaborative. the goal is to be more competitive in four main areas , including transportation, entrepreneurship, life sciences and federal advocacy. leaders from all 4 cities say the initiative has been in the works for years. new this morning des moines makes another list proving it's a great place to live.
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the country's most future-ready cities and des moines came in at number 20. the top five are san jose, san francisco, washington, dc, boston and austin. economists looked at innovation collaboration and infrastructure to come up with the list. shaina: after last week's huge sell-off wall street closed mixed tuesday. the dow rallied for a gain of almost 28 points. the nasdaq fell more than 11. the s&p 500 was up a point. the nation's largest health insurer expects to lose nearly a billion dollars over the next two years and it's blaming obamacare. united health says it lost close to half a billion dollars last year and could lose even more in 2016. the company says many people are using a loophole to sign up only when they get sick. united health says it's considering dropping out of all obamacare exchanges in 2017. tuesday marked the start of tax filing season and scammers are already trying to take advantage of taxpayers. the u.s. treasury department issued a statement warning taxpayers about phone scammers
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officials say the callers are criminals who will say anything they can to intimidate you into sending them money. >> what should tip people off that this is a scam? >> the tipoff is if you don't pay immediately you're going to go to jail. that is the tip off. the irs would never make a telephone call like that. shaina: if you do get a suspicious call the irs says you , should just hang up. authorities say the scam started in india but it's been so profitable copycats are popping up around the world. a recall to tell you about this morning. walt disney parks and resorts is recalling about 10,000 infant bodysuits. the company says the snaps on the onesies can come off and that's a choking hazard. no injuries have been reported. and one of the leading voices for female education in pakistan is spreading her message through fashion. 18-year-old nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai designed this scarf in collaboration with footwear brand toms.
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will benefit malala's foundation to support the rights of all girls around the world to have access to safe quality education. the scarf retails for $48 on toms.com. elizabeth: cool project. hundreds of thousands of pets take to the sky each year. now one of the nation's biggest airlines is joining other carriers to change the rules. >> good morning. we're checking our pet. elizabeth: starting in march delta airlines will no longer allow larger pets to be checked onto their owner's flights. instead they'll be handled as freight. that means they'll be dropped off and picked up at the airline's cargo facility and could end up flying on a separate flight that may arrive at a different time. >> we really have a better equipped facility at cargo. and we can properly keep the animals in a safe environment and have professional staff that can look after them when they have a connection or layover
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, out on the tarmac where the bags are. elizabeth: southwest, jetblue and american airlines are also changing the rules for travelers flying with their pets. a lot of people view their pets as a person. shaina: i would have a very hard time doing that with my dog. metinka, it is still a little bit snowing. metinka: want to three inches of fresh powder. now topping out this, they picked up three inches. at the des moines airport, two inches of snow fell yesterday. this morning, it is moving off to the east. a couple of flurries left off at decorah. we will see a little glimpse of sunshine every now and again today. snow's detroit, down through
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the next system is heading in, moving in from the rockies. that will be affecting us tomorrow. it will be a quiet afternoon with improving weather. highs in the 20's. by tomorrow morning, snow creeps in across iowa. the snowflakes lasting through the afternoon at another band of snow is possible friday evening, into early friday morning. this one will not have much moisture to work with. we are only going to pick up another half inch for central iowa. upwards of two inches in western iowa. it is still pretty chilly so grab the warm coats and mittens. the wind chill in algona, two degrees below zero. the actual temp in des moines is at 11.
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make sure you to take -- make sure you take your time. wind chills throughout the afternoon hovering in the teens. tomorrow light snow will move across western iowa. very light totals are expected. over the weekend, we might melt some of that snow away. shaina: things are a little bit messy on the roads. you are going to have to give yourself extra time. intersections, often on ramps are going to be your trouble sections. -- off and on ramps are going to be your trouble sections. just north of gateway market.
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elizabeth: executive action. the president's outlined new
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they be implementee 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,
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will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. elizabeth: welcome back to kcci.
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united states is set to testify. alyx: loretta lynch will go before a subcommittee to discuss her agency's role in implementing the new gun-control measures earlier this month president obama announced steps to expand mandatory background checks. lynch helped the president to come up with ways to confront them violence. . the second panel includes alabama's attorney general and the founder of sandy hook promise, a group devoted to protecting children from gun violence. elizabeth? elizabeth: the executive actions on immigration coming under the microscope with the supreme court agreeing to take it up. do we know what we can expect to see? alyx: there -- aixa: the president would end up protecting as many as 5 million
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the president does not have the power to execute these actions. the high court will be hearing arguments in april with a decision on this immigration executive action coming in june. shaina: aixa diaz live in washington. elizabeth: more new stories ahead this morning in our next half hour, new information about the western iowa car crash that killed a campaign worker for ben carson. plus a big shift in new hampshire why it could spell trouble for hillary clinton. and the developing story overnight, a terror attack in pakistan at a university there. the latest developments ahead. shaina: and it was like something out of a movie, only there was no script. actor jamie foxx turns into a real-life hero how he saved a man's life with just seconds to spare ahead. 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 most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. ben carson i saw video of him : last night, making yard signs. he was so energetic. shaina: new this morning. ben carson talks about the campaign staffer killed in an iowa car crash, and we have new details from the state patrol on what happened.
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what a suspect did to an iowa police officer when he responded to a call for help. shaina: and were you up with a sick kid overnight? maybe trying to decide if it's bad enough to go to the doctor? they have some new rules to follow when it comes to prescribing antibiotics. what you need to know, ahead. eric: welcome back everybody. . on the way and i think i counted four or five cars in the ditch. metinka: it was fresh powder that made perfect slippery roads out there and there are still slick spots. it is 11 degrees, most roads in central and southern iowa are reported as partially snow or ice covered. we don't have much wind. we have a lot of clouds, today will be quiet with no more snow today and highs close to 26 but tomorrow, question iowa could see more light snow which will be followed by melting conditions.
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at her then this past weekend. -- temperatures look better than last weekend. shaina: and we do want to tell you the roads are still a little tricky out there this morning. we shot some video while you were sleeping. the plows have been out but some roads still covered in snow. you will probably slide a bit at intersections, maybe on hills. just give yourself a few extra minutes. the interstates are mostly clear, as you look live at i-235 at 42nd street here. shouldn't have trouble on the main roads. if you're driving out of town, you can see on 511ia.org, almost the entire southern half of the state is still partially covered. you see that in blue. several tow bans also still in effect. a lot of cars in ditches, still. we also have just a couple school delays. lamoni, morgan trail, and decatur. you can find those on the bottom of your screen and online at kcci.com. elizabeth: the snowy roads also blamed for a crash that killed a
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new details and this new picture of the 25-year-old texas tech student, braden joplin. the crash happened on i-80 near atlantic. the state patrol says the carson van was westbound when it lost control on the ice, crossed the median, was hit by a pickup, and then went in a ditch. an emotional ben carson spoke tuesday at a nebraska hospital. ben carson: the thing that impressed me the most was how compassionate he was. elizabeth: the people in the pickup were a woman and three young children, they were also injured. the state patrol says it's still investigating the crash. carson's staffers say he will return to the campaign trail thursday. shaina: more commitment 2016 headlines. republican frontrunner donald trump got a big endorsement tuesday night in ames. sarah palin: so those of us who have gone through the ringer as mr. trump has makes me respect you even more.
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more than 1,000 people. she called trump a real conservative and blasted the gop for attacking its own frontrunner. palin's endorsement likely a blow to ted cruz. in the past, she supported his bid for senate in texas. palin will join trump for two more campaign events today. and another blow to ted cruz, governor branstad says it would be a big mistake for iowans to support him. branstad says senator cruz has campaigned against federal subsidies for ethanol. he says the caucus winner needs to make renewable energy a top priority. elizabeth: so looking at the campaign schedule today. donald trump is still here in iowa. he will be speaking at an event in norwalk this morning. rick santorum and mike huckabee will be in the western part of the state. and carly fiorina will be in central iowa, with stops in guthrie center and des moines. hillary clinton is the only democratic candidate in iowa today. she will be speaking at an event in burlington. elizabeth: and after the iowa caucuses, comes the new hampshire primary. a new poll this morning shows clinton in trouble there.
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clinton by 27 points. sanders has 60%. and clinton 33%. sanders' support has been growing since early december, when a poll showed him with a 10 point lead. shaina: and back to that developing story overnight, a total of 21 people are now dead in pakistan after gunmen stormed a university. police say at least two of the dead are a student and a teacher. several others are wounded. the attack happened shortly after the university opened for the day. the taliban has just claimed responsibility for the attack. michigan governor rick snyder says he's failed flint residents. he's pledging to take new steps to fix the city's tap water, which has been contaminated with lead. in his state of the state address tuesday, snyder committed millions in state funding. and is also deploying more national guard troops to help deal with the crisis. elizabeth: back here, a safety warning this morning after the recent fatal fire in boxholm.
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life and death. elizabeth: firefighters say there's a major uptick in fires this time of year, and space heaters could be to blame. the u.s. consumer product safety commission says every year space heaters cause more than 25,000 house fires in the u.s. the main things to remember, officials say never leave your space heater unattended or on at night. and it's also critical to have the automatic shutoff feature in case it tips over. iowa firefighters responding to another deadly fire. news around iowa now, this happened just over the border in wisconsin. two teenage sisters were killed in the blaze. their parents were working an overnight shift. no word on the cause of the fire just yet, but investigators say it's not suspicious. shaina: and in cedar rapids. police say an officer is still in the hospital after being seriously injured on the job. randy vest and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance sunday. they say a man punched vest, he then fell and hit his head on a cement parking barrier.
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known, but he is still hospitalized. former garwin city clerk anna leytham pleaded guilty to stealing $70,000 from the city. leytham admitted she diverted city funds and wrote unauthorized checks to herself on the city account from 2001 to 2003. the judge still has to set a sentencing date. she now faces up to 10 years in prison. elizabeth: and iowa school administrators say another year of stagnant education funding could have big impacts in the classroom. including increased class sizes, and less money for books and supplies. the linn-mar community school district is now encouraging concerned community members to send letters to lawmakers, asking for more than governor branstad's proposed 2.45% and branstad's proposed 2.45% increase in funding. the superintendent says his district will need an increase of 3.3% to maintain programs and staff. quintin shepherd: i think as a bare minimum we can ask our legislators to be leaders in this area and to choose an appropriate funding level that
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not put schools or kids in a position where we have to crisis manage through funding decisions. elizabeth: this school year iowa districts received a 1.25% increase. we want to check in with metinka once again for a warm-up on the way. metinka: we can definitely use it. road conditions are in bad shape that this afternoon they will be better. in the blue areas this is where roads are partially snow-covered and partially ice covered because we picked up one to three inches of snow across central and southern iowa. wind chills are also a problem. in ames at two below zero. this afternoon it will be a great day, 26 degrees and probably not having a lot of clouds lingering.
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couple more degrees closer to 30 but we have snow and western iowa late in the day and we talk about how much to expect in a few minutes. elizabeth: nobody likes to be sick, but doctors are under new guidelines that may force more patients to just wait it out. alyx sacks is here with that new story. alyx, will this change how they treat patients? alyx: in short no, doctors i spoke to say this is something they've been aware of for some time. but they say the new recommendations help support what they've been noticing in the last five years. the doctor at broadlawns asked parents to still go to the doctor if you feel like you need it. dr. paul baumert: we would much rather see the patient, see the child, and try to fair that out -- spirit that out -- ferret that out. if it's not antibiotics that are needed what other things can they do to make the child more comfortable until the illness
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alyx: maybe low-grade fevers or the common cold might not get medicine. doctors say the goal is to protect antibiotic overuse. the cdc estimates about 50% of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary. and they are finding some super illnesses becoming resistant. there will need to be more evidence collected like a strep test or positive culture. elizabeth: alyx, thanks. it's not fun but sometimes it's necessary. ahead, how could he have survived? the very scary video and how that passenger is doing now. plus, he's played on a hero on-screen, now jamie foxx saves a man in real life. shaina: and keeping your personal info safe. the two passwords you should
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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. here's a look at the snow totals. one to three inches across central and southern iowa. at the des moines airport, two inches of snow fell and it was
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roads were slippery and checking the freeway this morning, cars look to be moving fine. we will watch for slippery spots, nine degrees now in des moines heading for 26 this afternoon. looks like better weather today than yesterday. shaina: right now. look at this video in to the newsroom overnight, just incredible. a driver in brazil loses control. you see the car start to spiral in the air in slow motion and the passenger is ejected, flying 65 feet in the air. look at him. i don't know if you can believe this, but the passenger will survive. he is in stable condition. officials said the driver was drunk. elizabeth: and these new photos show the aftermath of a very scary car crash right outside actor jamie foxx's home in california. foxx says heard the crash, called 911, and rushed outside. he pulled the man from the burning truck, just moments before it became engulfed in flames. last night foxx talked with the
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imagine is incredibly grateful. foxx: his son's a fighter, he extended out of the cabin, i pulled him out, five seconds later, the truck goes up. >> he didn't have to do a thing. and you know, like i said earlier, i think we all hope that we could do something when the time is there. foxx: don't look at it as heroic, i had to do something and it all just worked out. elizabeth: the driver is in the hospital with some burns. police have also charged him with driving under the influence. shaina: can you imagine the shock of the crash and seeing jamie foxx pulling you out? what a scenario. well also in the morning buzz, as you know, donald trump making
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endorsement. and there are plenty of polls out there showing where the candidates stand. elizabeth: we want to know if you are planning to caucus on caucus night, monday, february 1st. let us know now by calling or texting 200-1508, going to kcci.com, facebook or twitter. this will update in real time as people vote. right now, 42% say yes they will be. 50% say no. 8% say they are not sure. shaina: i'm sure the campaigns hope that. now to a really special discovery in newton. a couple renovating their home find something hidden in the wall. kristina hokanson: he came in and said i have a treasure and he was covered in dust. i said what is it? he said a bottle with a letter in it. shaina: kevin brannen had found a message in a bottle, written more than 82 years ago in 1933.
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catherine anne bradley wrote she had read about putting messages in bottles in mysteries, so she wanted to try it, and asked whoever found it to 'hunt me up.' kevin and kristina did look her up, but discovered she died in 2014. the couple has been in touch with her children and they plan to send a letter to them. elizabeth: that would be a touching gift to receive. we are fast forwarding into today's technology. the list of 2015's most stolen computer passwords is out and you'll never guess what the most popular one is. 123456 is again in the top spot. the word 'password' is number two. remember the name of the list, most stolen passwords. so if you don't want your info stolen, change your password to something harder. shaina: and we wanted to tell you to look up in the sky over the month. you can see five planets together in the sky just before
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mercury, venus, saturn, mars and jupiter all visible for about 45 minutes before sunrise. hopefully we'll have some clear mornings to see the show. metinka will tell us about that and she will have snow totals from yesterday next as we give you a look above downtown e are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks
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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? you better believe it.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning, you are waking up to fresh powder this morning. one to three inches and calm across central and southern iowa. snow totals at three inches, altoona at 1.1, ankeny at one inch, the airport at two inches. the southern have to two thirds of the state affected by slippery roads. the blue indicating partially covered. paint indicates partially ice covered. -- pink indicates partially covered. clouds linger across eastern iowa but in central iowa we have cold developing but the greatness as we get a bit of sunshine but otherwise low clouds hold tight. our system is headed away from us. in between, the weather will be
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road conditions will be improving especially if we get any sunshine. morning snow creeps into the west continuing through midmorning and creeping software through the afternoon. overnight and friday, here comes snow working its way across the western half of the state and that should be out i friday and we end -- out by friday. snow for much of the day across thursday, you will only end up with a couple of inches. one inch or so on top of what we have and that will melt. wind is calm, roads are looking wet. weather today will be much quieter than yesterday with clouds and some sunshine here and there heading for 26. tomorrow, light snow across the
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light totals expected and toward the weekend, sunshine returns and temperatures warm back up into the 30's. shaina: things are looking ok am a roads so give yourself some extra time to deal with any remaining snow on the side streets. there is one accident northbound on i-35 at corporate woods drive. make sure you pay attention around these locations with the mobile speed units. 5200 urbandale avenue. 700 mlk junior parkway. 50th and grand. a polk county car at 1500 north east 50 6th aven in polk city at the 4600 block of northwest 100 42nd avenue --
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elizabeth: on the health alert this morning. an irregular heartbeat is a stronger risk factor for stroke, heart disease and death in women than in men, according to international researchers. the study published in the british medical journal tracked over 4 million people and found women with irregular heartbeats need more aggressive treatment. shaina: a new study finds 92% of meals served in u.s. restaurants
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tufts university researchers tested food from 123 fast food and regular sit-down restaurants in california, massachusetts and arkansas. they found american, chinese and italian restaurants had the highest calorie counts with average meals around 1,500 calories. elizabeth: sometimes you still want to go though. star of "dirty grandpa" zac efron joins ellen today. they talk about his girlfriend sami miro. shaina: and about working with robert deniro in his new film, and how in shape he is. zac: it was fantastic. we made a really cool movie. the movie, it's this roadtrip comedy about a grandfather and grandson who sort of get roped into going on this crazy adventure it's full of heart, but working with de niro was really fantastic because i got to get to know the legend, but it was also really awkward at moments cause i've seen virtually everything this guy's done. i mean, i've seen every film i can quote him verbatim in half
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reach half. he's never seen a single thing that i've done, like at all. ellen: really? zac: so every single time we show up to work there's sort of that awkward moment where it's like we have to acknowledge that you're the greatest of all time and i'm, ya know, what could you have possibly even seen that i would have been a part of? "high school musical?" shaina: it has to be tough working with the legend. plus, zac plays a 'dirty' game of 'heads up!' with ellen and gives her a lap dance. you won't want to miss that, right here on kcci at 4:00. we are alive with overnight and is and here's what we are working on for 6:00. alyx why doctors are now going to need hard evidence: before they write their slips. metinka: the weather is settling down but not for long.
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elizabeth: we quickly approach 6:00 a.m., here's a look at the roads. a few people heading out right
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