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which leads us to believe that was him striking emily. vanessa: police say after that clague drove on. at his next stop, he got out of the bus and did a visual inspection of the bus, something he normally doesn't do. >> we believe the driver knew what he did that morning and he didn't come forward after we had many pleas that went out to the public. we had sign boards in the area, all of those things. >> this has hit us extremely hard. this is kind of the heart and soul of what we do. vanessa: brad jacobs, emily's father, didn't want to go on camera, but he released this statement -- "we are thankful that the ames police department and iowa state university were able to work together and that they found the person responsible for emily's death." stacey: clague is from gilbert. he faces two charges, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death, and failure to obey a traffic control device. a des moines teenager leads
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-- only wild high-speed chase early this morning, hitting speeds of 120-miles-per hour. kim st. onge is live in studio with new video that captures the entire chase. kim: boone and story county officials battled icy roads as they chased 17-year-old alexander courtney through three counties. it's all caught on dash cam video kcci obtained. the chase started at 1:45 a.m. after a deputy tried to pull over the driver for speeding that's when he took off. , authorities clocked his speed at well over 100 miles per hour as he drove through boone county, hamilton county, and then story county. courtney was able to dodge 3 sets of stop sticks, finally spinning out in story county near the city of randall after the deputy intentionally ran into him. remarkably, he was not injured, neither was the deputy. >> afterwards, we found out that
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without the owner's consent and he had an illegal weapon on him in the form of a knife. kim: in addition to those charges you just heard, courtney is also facing at least 10 traffic violations. stacey? stacey: and commitment 2016 news tonight sarah palin missed a , rally for donald trump this morning in norwalk. a campaign spokeswoman didn't say why she wasn't at the iowa rally but palin did appear at a , rally for trump this afternoon in tulsa, oklahoma. the former alaska governor and republican vice presidential candidate endorsed trump yesterday in ames. palin's endorsement of trump injects new life into the 20-16 -- into the 2016 presidential campaign. kcci's marcus mcintosh is in studio to explain its significance. marcus: stacey, most of those we spoke to admit the endorsement is pretty big news. but they differ on just how important a nod from palin really is. some politicians are tight lipped about the importance of a
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ms. palin the next president of : our great united states of america, donald j trump. marcus: at the iowa right to life. forum we asked republican presidential hopeful carly fiorina her opinion on plain endorsing. ms. fiorina: it looks like they had a fun time last night. marcus: fiorina was short and to the point. people we spoke with were more pointed in their opinions. >> i think trump is probably super happy he got it. i think it helped him. it difinitely didn't hurt him. >> i think it's a pretty smart move on his part. >> the endorsement i don't think , is that big of deal. marcus: those who are fans of trump's blunt straight to the point style think this endorsement could go a long way toward sealing the republican nomination for president. >> i think it is a good move. my cup -- my husband is out in was so excited. he thinks that a great move for the two of them. marcus: while admitting the endorsement is news not everyone
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>> sarah palin has may have lost favor in a lot of things and donald trump is a little bit out there. marcus: back in 2010, palin endorsed fiorina, then a republican california senate candidate. steve? steve: a new poll just out today shows that democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is in trouble in new hampshire. vermont senator bernie sanders now leads clinton there by 27 points. sanders now has 60% support to clinton's 33%. sander's support in new hampshire has been growing since early december when polls showed him with a 10-point lead. bill clinton is on the ground in new hampshire while his wife campaigns tonight in burlington, iowa. he called on a crowd in concord to keep the momentum going. mr. clinton she's the best : change maker, and the only one prepared to do every aspect of the job from day one. we cannot risk losing this moment.
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place on february 1. new hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary follows on the 9th. all 3 democratic presidential candidates will take part next week in a town hall meeting at drake university in des moines. cnn is hosting the event on monday, one week before the caucuses. it will be a unique event where iowans can ask questions of the candidates. it starts at 8:00 p.m. on monday. stacey: the bitter cold is moving out of the forecast. kurtis has the good news. kurtis: that arctic air has moved on out. don't expect it to return anytime soon. it will stay generally cloudy tonight. temperatures go from the 20's to the teen's. tomorrow, our high around 27. there is one system developing down to the south that will spread some snow in kansas, missouri. a weaker system will move through early friday morning
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we stay in the 20's, but then as we head into sunday, around 37 degrees. a bit cooler next week but not too bad. stacey: republican presidential candidate ben carson will not be campaigning today, after a campaign volunteer was killed in a traffic accident. 25-year-old braden joplin of texas died when a campaign van lost control on icy i-80 near atlantic. carson says he was most impressed by joplin's compassion. 5 other people were also injured in the crash near atlantic, including a five-year-old and 10-year-old who are still in the hospital tonight. the iowa state patrol is investigating. two people are dead after a crash on iowa highway 83 near atlantic. 49-year-old melissa jones of walnut and 49-year-old john maxwell of atlantic were killed when an eastbound car lost control on a curve, crossed the center line, and hit an oncoming pick-up yesterday morning. police are checking for possible links between a bomb threat at
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threats made to school and law enforcement in other states. west high was evacuated yesterday after the threat was phoned in by what was described as a robotic sounding voice. no bomb was found. next at 5:00 sickouts. , but this time it wasn't the students, it was the teachers. still to come, we'll show you where and why. steve: plus, hottest ever. why, when it comes to weather, 2015 was one for the record
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a little later on, super marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust.
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so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. ge: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that.
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to just stand up for what he believes in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. stacey: right now, michigan's governor is asking president obama to reconsider the denial of his request for a federal disaster declaration in flint. the obama administration declared an emergency but not a major disaster. michigan's governor says without more aid, the state won't have enough money to fix the problem. steve: most public schools in detroit were closed today due to a teacher sick-out. stacey: protestors want to bring attention to large class sizes and poor conditions inside city schools. as omar villafranca reports, it
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obama is in town. omar: hundreds of detroit teachers skipped school wednesday to protest outside a downtown convention hall. their target, president obama's visit to the city's annual auto show. their mission, to drive attention to the district's crumbling schools and working conditions. teachers say many of the city's 104 schools are in desperate need of repair. classrooms are often too hot, or so cold that students are forced to wear jackets. >> one time, our teachers allowed us to wear our coats , but she wasn't supposed to but , cold herself. omar: cbs news toured an elementary school last week. a leaking roof caused the gym floor to buckle and mold. and the school's swimming pool 5 years. student. >> i've seen pictures where mushrooms were growing out of the bricks in the bathroom. omar: the protesters are also
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snyder's plan to fix the schools, which includes splitting the district in two. the state took over management of detroit's public schools in 2009. the district is still more than half a billion dollars in debt. >> if we don't get the money that we need to deal with the debt situation, that's only gonna make it worse. omar: teacher monica tyson says until conditions improve, more sickouts are likely. but tyson would rather do her teaching in the classroom. omar villafranca, cbs news, detroit. stacey: the senate ag committee has approved a bill to make school lunch rules less restrictive. the bill eases requirements for whole grains and delays an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels. ag secretary tom vilsack has backed the compromise, saying it maintains most of the healthier school meal rules. steve: making news right now the , u.s. military is expanding the ways it fights isis in afghanistan. the pentagon says forces can now go on the offensive and actively
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u.s. the u.s. did not have that legal authority before. a wild ride on wall street today. the dow jones industrial average finished 249 points lower. sounds like a lot, but at one points today, the dow was down more than 500. the nasdaq finished the day 5 points lower. falling oil prices helped sink the markets. they are now trading at a 12 year low because supply is way up and global demand for oil is down. stacey: last year's high temperatures were ones for the record books. both noaa and nasa say 2015 was officially the hottest year we've seen so far. the two agencies have been keeping record of the average temperatures for the last 136 years. they say last year was more than 20% warmer than 2014, the previous hottest year. steve: it is not going to be hot around here, but we are going to
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kurtis: it already felt a little better, at least for me. we have cloud cover out there right now. temperatures into the 20's. normally we should get up to around 31 degrees. wind chill, 14. snowfall yesterday for the season, 17.5 inches. normal is about 16.9. not a tremendous amount of abnormal. cloudy skies at 7:00 p.m. there are a few locations where the clouds are breaking up. some patchy fog possible, especially to the east. tomorrow, 17 with a wind chill of six. temperature trend headed up into the 20's. should have a high around 27 degrees.
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that is going to fill in with some fog. winter weather advisory's across kansas. tomorrow, kansas city, light snow. 30. 27 in indianapolis. one system dives into the south. this is actually the system that will kick up the storm for the northeast. off to the west, picking up some snow. tomorrow afternoon, some very late snow in northern iowa. it will drop in here late thursday night and early friday morning, and then slowly move on out. i think saturday will be a day
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2 computer models. one reason as much as 6/10 of an inch. another model keeps it a little less in the metro with some higher amounts of toward minnesota. early friday morning, could be some slick spots for your commute. tomorrow, 27. we will call it a touch warmer. snow chance late tomorrow night into friday morning. southerly flow but there is going to be cold air at the surface. january thaw. a little bit of sun on sunday.
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a little south of the freeway in west des moines, at fourth and ashworth. as you can see, i-235 coming out of downtown, pretty slow right now. off to the west, it is 12 minutes to the west mix. off to the east, 14 minutes from downtown. steve: --stacey: at 6:00, dashcam video of a chase in dangerous driving conditions. sheriff's deputies chase a des moines teenager through three counties overnight going well over one hundred miles per hour. how authorities finally got him to stop, and the reason they didn't call off the chase. mark: a trailer stolen in the middle of the night along with an entire triathlon business inside. tonight we update you on the case and why the owner says he is overwhelmed by the triathlon community. emmy: ben carson's staff is ready to get back to work after
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i'm emmy victor, and we will hear from one of the volunteers in the accident, ahead. andy: we have two top 20 ranked basketball teams in this state playing teams that are not ranked.
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these little guys? they represent blood cells. and if you have afib-an irregular heartbeat that may put you at five times greater risk of stroke they can pool together in the heart, forming a clot that can break free and travel upstream to the brain, where it can block blood flow and cause a stroke. but if you have afib that's not caused by a heart valve problem, pradaxa can help stop clots from forming. pradaxa was even proven superior to warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke, in a clinical trial without the need for regular blood tests. and, in the rare event of an emergency, pradaxa is the only oral blood thinner other than warfarin with a specific reversal treatment to help your body clot normally again. pradaxa is not for people who have had a heart valve replacement.
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stopping increases your risk of stroke or blood clots ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before any planned medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, and sometimes, fatal bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding. and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems, stomach ulcers, a bleeding condition, or take certain medicines. side effects with pradaxa can include indigestion, stomach pain, upset or burning. don't just go with the flow. go with pradaxa, the only blood thinner that lowers your risk of stroke better than warfarin and has a specific reversal treatment.
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steve: today in the buzz, how do you plan to watch the super bowl? stacey: a new survey shows you
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screen tv if you shop soon. says 26% of americans are expected to buy a new tv this year, and a quarter of those sold will be during super bowl sales. the website says customers can save an average of 20% or more on high-end tvs this month. how about this, justice judy. steve: it has a nice ring to it and apparently 10% of college graduates agree. a new survey shows that's how many believe judith sheindlin , tv's judge judy, serves on the supreme court. 10% of college graduates. the non-profit conducting the poll says their findings show college graduates are "alarmingly ignorant" of america's history and heritage. stacey: chipotle will soon offer paid sick leave to employees. the idea is if employees don't have to come to work when they are sick, it will reduce the chances of customers getting sick. the move comes after norovirus
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the chain last year. steve: it's a gouda day to be bleu. or feta. or cheddar. today is national cheese lover's day. and did you know, there are more than 2,000 varieties of cheese? according to the usda, americans eat more than 31-pounds of cheese every year. stacey: check out this french bulldog's epic frolic in the snow. there's not much else to this slip 'n slide in the snowy slush. but when you're this cute does it need to be? steve: and finally tonight, a town in new york is up-cycling its parking lots in a unique way. watertown is trying to turn this lot into an outdoor ice skating rink. city workers simply filled it with water and waited for it to freeze. i used to do that in iowa city when i was a kid.
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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kurtis: a quiet night out there. a lot of cloud cover for the next few days. 27 for a high thursday. snow gently late thursday night, early friday morning, looks just like a dusting. saturday, 29. the thought day -- the thaw day is sunday. steve: we will be back for kcci 8 news at 6:00.
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