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tv   KCCI 8 News This Morning at 430am  Me-TV  January 21, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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it will be a quiet day with a lot of clouds and seasonably chilly temperatures. by noon, temperatures in the low 20's. heading for 27 degrees this afternoon and we have more snow moving in to the northern part of the state this afternoon. shaina: iowa state freshman emmalee jacobs died in a hit and run in ames. this morning more than a month later, lycee they know who hit her. -- police say know the person who hit her. >> here at the intersection of lincoln way and ash, flowers sit here feet away from where she died. more than one month after her death, one of her best friends say they are relieved there is an arrest. >> i started to suspect -- except that -- accept that she was gone. >> jillian ramsey has her photo
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all over her dorm room. >> it makes me remember her life. >> they have been friends since first grade so news of interest brought relief. >> most of my emotions were disappointment more than anyone thing. >> benjamin clague was driving a bus on december 14 when he failed to yield and hit her in the crosswalk. a supervisor for the bus system that serves the city of ames and isu found audio from the bus that day and turned it over to police. >> is a sound you can hear when he turned the corner which we believe was him striking her. >> police say he kept driving but stopped at the next stop sign to inspect the bus. officers say he knew he struck someone. >> it would've been better if he turned himself in. >> more than a month later, ramsey feels no anger, she just hopes of one day he will take
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>> even the worst kinds of people deserve second chances but he has to start off by forgiving himself and accepting what he had done and apologizing. >> i reached out to him and his family at his brother tells me they have no comment. laura terrell, kcci, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: he is now charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. a class d felony and failure to obey a traffic control device. his first court appearance is set for january 27. shaina: iowa state university police arrest a man for threatening individuals with a gun on the north side of campus. jerome clinton is charged with assault, carrying weapons, and possession of a firearm by a felon. officers say he threatened to treat people with a gun at the university housing complex, challenging them to a fight.
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elizabeth: a dramatic end to an ic high-speed chase through three iowa counties. a 17-year-old was behind the wheel. kim st. onge has the dashcam video. kim: it's all the more surprising no one was injured when you see how this high-speed chase came to a screeching halt. a sheriff's deputy intentionally rams the squad car into the suspects driver-side door, sending the teenagers vehicle spinning. 17-year-old alexander courtney took off after a boom county deputies spotted the cadillac srs speeding north of boone at 1:45. >> the further south the more snow you run into. kim: he was clocked at more than 120 miles per hour as he passed through hamilton county and went north to ames before stopping near randall.
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>> there were three instances where stop sticks were deployed but he was able to drive around them. kim: his car now in the hands of a story city touring company has a large dent with the deputy head. a cell phone and cap still sitting on the seat. >>he was remarkably calm when he was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. >> we got him off the road and in custody. elizabeth: despite slick conditions, boone county officials say they did not coffee chase because there was very little traffic at that hour. courtney is facing charges with illegal possession of a weapon and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent and 10 traffic violations. shaina: we are looking at another system of snow. metinka: this will stay mainly to the south and should not be impacting roadways, but it is
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most of this will affect the northern half of misery so from kansas city to the north of st. louis, travel could be interesting. otherwise it will be quiet, a lot of clouds and seasonably chilly temperatures. we are headed for 27 degrees in des moines. the snow moves out of the forecast and temperatures stay chilly for another day but we have a great weekend warm-up heading our way. shaina: post office problems in the metro. some viewers in western suburbs are filing complaints about male and packages delivered weeks late. elizabeth: ryan smith spoke with the post office who says that is part of the growing pains for the metro population. ryan: problems surfacing at a local post office. >> i sent out three different pieces of mail that had checks in them. none were received.
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ryan: the issues stem from the u.s. post office is western suburban station in clyde. we were contacted after she said supervisors they are refused to help. >> i left there in tears because i was so panic stricken. ryan: she recently received a final cancellation notice from her life insurance company. >> of the four, i only received the one in january. which was the cancellation. i freaked out. i didn't realize that they had been trying to communicate with me. post office it did not take long complaints. bills in lightly. i just got the letter yesterday. ryan: the postmaster tells kcci the western suburban station is trying to keep up with an area constantly growing. >> there are just not enough staffing? >> we are just constantly hiring to keep up with the growth which
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is tremendous. elizabeth: the postmaster admits that side of town is experiencing more issues than any other district because of the sheer volume of vmail. that is causing them to sometimes deliver it into the night. the post office says they are looking into amanda's complaint. shaina: a survivor of a deadly accident that killed a ben carson volunteer speaks out. elizabeth: see how a children's triathlon business got back on its feet after a december theft reddened to end it. the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine.
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and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
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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. stuck between two systems. between kansas and other missouri with freezing drizzle and snow. that is trying to reach across southwest iowa near right out. this is another weak system moving through overnight bringing us flurries and a dusting of snow. no travel impacts are expected.
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18 degrees right now, cloudy skies, not much wind. the wind chill is not much of a difference from the actual temperature so bundle up. it will bc's nobly chilly and we will have the clouds in the forecast. heading for 27 today, will get a shot of snow overnight followed by a warming trend. shaina: caucus count down. we are 12 days away and the candidates are ramping it up on the campaign trail. for the gop hopefuls, a high-profile endorsement plays a key role. the democrats have a new tension added with a pull. stacey horst tells us more. stacey: donald trump and sarah palin rallied together for the first time since her endorsement on tuesday. >> are you ready to stump for trump? i am here to support the next president. donald trump: everybody wanted her endorsement, she said what you are doing is amazing.
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stacey: trump's stop in oklahoma is the first time he has campaigned in tulsa. he began in norwalk where there was another first. some supporters were disappointed to see only donald trump. >> he advertised a special guest so my friends and i were surprised she wasn't here. stacey: trump and ted cruz are running neck and that can iowa where ted cruz took a hit when governor branstad came out against him over ethanol subsidies. ted cruz campaigned in new hampshire and turned it into another attack line. ted cruz: donald trump promise to not only protect the ethanol mandate but to expand it. stacey: bill clinton stumps for his wife in new hampshire. bill clinton: she has a lead that is solidifying and maybe growing a bit. stacey: in new hampshire the latest cnn/wmur poll showed bernie sanders ahead of hillary clinton by 27 points. shaina: clinton is back in central iowa this morning and has an 11:30 event planned at
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simpson college and indianola before she goes east for a rally at the university of iowa with pop singer demi lovato. mike huckabee and ben carson are here as well and have a fence planned in the western part of the state. elizabeth: new details about a presidential forum in des moines have learned that all three presidential candidates for the democrats plan to participate. cnn and hosting the event one week before the caucuses and it is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. shaina: new information about a crash along interstate 80 that killed a staffer of ben carson's presidential campaign. braden joplin died when his fan got into a rollover crash tuesday morning. the driver of the van lost control on the icy roads, crossed the median, and was hit by a chevy avalanche here it five were hurt. emmy victor caught up with one of the passengers.
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elizabeth: she also spoke to campaign volunteers who say coming back to work and stay was not easy. >> you don't picture that happening. you see it in movies and hear it in movies and heard on the news but that won't happen to you. and it did. emmy: they are one of the campaign staffers injured. the same accident that resulted in the death of fellow trail colleague rate in joplin. >> i don't know what happened but i was kind of groggy and i'm looking up and i see the people sitting in the front and they asked me how i'm doing and i said i was ok. we asked braden how he was doing and we didn't hear anything. emmy bruises and fractures:, did not stop this 18-year-old from returning to the office. the mission was important for braden. >> -- we are doing this for braden and dr. carson. emmy: others are adopting that mentality.
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>> we want to invite you to come pray and worship with us. emmy: flowers and cards are an evident of the support from the community. >> he was always here and helpful. emmy: while it may be startling days before the caucuses, team leaders say they will push on through faith. >> it is about healing the nation and reviving and seeking god for a fix to this and i think in a time of hurting, nothing could be better. elizabeth: ben carson will appear another rally events including a rally at sioux city. shaina: it is 18 degrees in des moines going for a high of 27. you are looking at i-235 and 63rd street. several people are getting a start on their day and it should
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have a great drive if you are >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning, it is actually quiet weather-wise. watch for flurries especially in southern iowa but not enough to impact travel plans. highs close to where they should be. it will be cool and cloudy heading for 27.
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you may notice hayes or light fog. so far it is not impacting visibility with most places reporting over five miles. clouds in place in central iowa. some snow flurries trying to moving from missouri. so far they are having a hard time moving to the north of red oak and the one i. -- lamoni. freezing drizzle and snow for them. if you're traveling to the south keep this in mind. snow will be moving to the south this afternoon and we will stay quiet in central iowa. overnight, a weak disturbance will bring in a dusting of snow and maybe a few flurries over on friday. then skies clear out and temperatures warm up toward the weekend. we are not expecting much in the way of snowfall. maybe a light dusting to an inch of snow toward mason city. des moines is all quiet, 18 degrees here.
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enough to make it feel like 13 degrees. 27 this afternoon, not a huge warming day because of clouds. we are stuck between two systems. the best chance will be across far southern iowa into the northern part of missouri. overnight lows back to 18 degrees. resulting in a light dusting of snow, not much wind is expected so not a severe weather event. 25, still on the cool side with clouds breaking up. sunshine for saturday, highs back up to near 32 degrees. we will melt away a bit of what the snow fell the other day and for monday, here comes another chance at accumulating snow by the evening and overnight into tuesday. temperatures next week look to stay close to where they should be. 20's and 30's. another chance of snow by the
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expectation of generosity. elizabeth: an amazing turnaround for a des moines man who lost his business. last year, michael zimmerman started his own company, rip roar events. shaina: and the trailer that contained everything he needed was stolen. we have the amazing comeback story. mark: they probably thought they were ceiling construction materials but the thieves took everything for the triathlon. cons, by racks, speakers, finish line take, all gone. in the days of sense, the man who had everything taken has been buried under an avalanche of giving. >> we have raised $25,000. mark: michael zimmerman explained his predicament on gofundme and was overwhelmed by the response.
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kids, grandparents, and we have a number of children themselves. one gig give up his allowance. mark: kyle prendergast's two daughters performed in all of their triathlons last summer. he donated and wasn't surprised to see others did as well. >> he put his life savings into creating rip roar. to see that in one night, see that driving away in a trailer, it was hard to see because i knew what it meant to my girls. mark: zimmerman says he is going to put the names of the donors on the new finish line structure when it is built. zimmerman: there was one thing that i took in the pursuit of this. it was that a lot of people just respect the idea that you have this thing you care wholeheartedly about and you are willing to do whatever it takes to see that through. shaina: an executive at radioshack in chicago who has a
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zimmerman says he will keep it in a secure garage and all the contents will be insured. elizabeth: climate concerns. 2015 was the hottest on record. what the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
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metinka: good morning, a cloudy but quiet morning. 18 degrees in des moines. there are flurries across far southwest and seven iowa near
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-- red oak. we have snow showers working into pilot rock's between two systems becoming cloudy and cool and a quiet kind of day. a dusting of snow is possible overnight as the system from the north moves to the south and then the weather turns quiet. sunshine is finally back in the forecast and along with it some melting conditions for saturday and sunday. this will be followed by some seasonably chilly temperatures. elizabeth: it was quite a day on wall street as stocks plunged triple digits because of falling oil prices. the dow sank more than 500 at one point. traders are worried about the economy and china as its stock dropped to 40% since last summer and falling oil prices spark the initial selloff. they are trading at 12 years lows.
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global demand is down. shaina: 2015 was the earth's hottest year ever and nasa scientists say it was substantial. elizabeth: at the goddard space flight center for what it means for the future. weijia: how confident are you the earth will continue to warm? >> extremely. weijia: 2015 hit a high mark. >> since we have data to determine global average temperatures, it started in 1880. weijia: last year the average temperature was hitting 58.6 degrees fahrenheit. he says global warming is responsible. >> the reason this is happening is because of the buildup of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which acts as an insulating blanket. weijia: nasa monitors the
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earth's final signs with a fleet satellites. they circle the planet 24/7 from land, air, and space. >> satellite information helps us with sea level to understand how high they are and how that is changing regionally. weijia: deke arndt process is es data and says that as climate changes, so will the weather. >> it can carry more water to places where a storm occurs. weijia: unseasonably warm temperatures on the east coast in december and a strong el nio that warmed parts of the pacific ocean which changes weather scientists believe 2016 will be even warmer. coming up. and we will take a look at a massive snowstorm expected to hit the east coast.
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plus the republican candidate is back on the trail after his
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