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the east coast prepares for up to two feet of snow this weekend. >> and campaign stop controversy. why some parents are upset that their children attended a carly fiorina caucus event. >> good morning. thank you for waking up. >> want to get over to the weather because we have light snow moving our way. >> just enough to make the roads slippery. it is heading at the food -- it is heading at the wrong time. we are getting snowflakes back to stewart.
it is not overly cold but it won't warm-up up at all today. the clouds will be holding tight. if we have sunshine, temperatures will go to freezing for a change. we will replace that snow with more snow on monday coming in for the monday morning commute. >> shaina: right now, people up and down the east coast are bracing for what could be a storm for the record books. heavy snow and ice are expected to impact more than 50 million people this weekend. nikole killion is in washington, which is right in the bullseye, in the calm before the storm. >> things are quiet now but in a few hours it's all going downhill with the nations' capital officially under a blizzard warning. after an inch of snow crippled the commute. washington is now bracing for two feet or more. everything is shutting down from mass transit to the federal government. the national weather service says more than 50 million people will be affected not only by significant snow along the east
kentucky to the carolinas. strong winds and we expect the winds to be very strong with this storm especially along the >> and the storm is expected to take a toll financially the national weather service predicts the damage could top a cash top $1 billion or more. shaina: tennessee, north carolina, virginia, maryland and pennsylvania have also declared states of emergency. with the government shutting down due to the storm, all house votes on capitol hill will be delayed, but capitol hill will be open for local children to come sled and play in the snow. all of the major airlines have issued waivers, allowing travelers affected by the storm to re-book if needed, free of charge. more than 4,000 u.s. flights have already been cancelled today and tomorrow according to flight aware.com. american airlines and united airlines say they'll suspend all flights at some point today in washington, d.c. we've been checking, and there are some flights coming into and
that are affected. the 6:30 delta flight to detroit is delayed until 9:30. american airlines flight to charlotte has been cancelled altogether. make sure you check dsm airport.com if you're flying today. even if you're not going to the delays. learned an american student has been arrested in north korea. officials in pyongyang say otto frederick warmbier was detained for alleged anti-state acts, by entering north korea as a earnest -- as a taurus but allegedly plotting to undermine warmbier is a student at the university of virginia, he was traveling with a chinese travel organization at the time. and right now president obama is sending 80 million dollars in to help fix the city's water crisis. that announcement came thursday, the same day the regional epa chief susan hedman resigned. officials in flint have begun a chemical process to stop lead from contaminating the city's water supply, but many residents are calling for their pipes to
elizabeth: commitment 2016 news now, a polk city man is angry his son's daycare field trip wound up in the center of a anti-abortion rally. >> all right we brought some young, very young caucus-goers. for you. come on up. >> carly fiorina was speaking at the greater des moines botanical gardens on wednesday with a group of 4 and 5-year-olds on stage with her. during the 15 minutes the kids were in the room, fiorina was standing in front of a giant picture of an unborn fetus, talking about her support for the unborn child protection act and the controversy surrounding planned parenthood's late-term abortions and harvesting of fetal tissue. >> i said did you talk about babies and he said how did you know? and then he got quiet so i know he was paying attention enough don't know beyond that what he elizabeth: fiorina's deputy
the candidate had run into the kids in the botanical gardens and added i guess the kids must have thought she was pretty neat because then their teachers and parents and the kids all followed carly into the event. fiorina did not do well in the latest cnn orc poll of likely caucus goers in iowa. but the poll does show that donald trump, is still on top for the gop. he has 37% support. ted cruz in second with 26. then marco rubio with 14. all other candidates are polling in single digits. there's a switch in the front-runner on the democratic side. bernie sanders now has an 8-point lead over hillary clinton, 51% to 43%. martin o'malley is in a distant clinton continued her campaign in iowa thursday. she spoke to supporters at simpson college in indianola, about why it's important to caucus, not just for her, but for any democrat. she also took some time to take a jab at sanders, saying he doesn't have enough experience with foreign policy.
today. republican hopefuls mike huckabee and ben carson. carson will be in des moines tonight for an event at drake university. but, tomorrow is a much bigger day. on the republican side, huckabee, donald trump, ted cruz, and marco rubio have stops around the state, including several here in central iowa. and all 3 democratic candidates will be in the hawkeye state saturday and sunday. bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and martin o'malley each have several rallies planned around the state. elizabeth: out of town visitors may be out of luck for lodging next weekend. nearly every hotel room across the metro is booked for the iowa caucuses. emmy victor joins us live with more so emmy, how early did people book these rooms? >> dozens of hotels have been booked for months leading up to the caucuses. presidential candidates made their announcements early enough
book. hotels downtown des moines tend to be the more attractive ones for caucus weekend. that is because the media caucus center will be in capital square on locust street. one downfall was the loss of hotel fort des moines rooms in the west suburbs are filling up quickly. one place that is not complaining are the hotels and their managers. >> the last two caucuses were held really early in january. normally, the hotel industry would be slower. >> those who are still seeking a place to stay can use
i checked out the website and i saw 20 places left ranging from $69-$500. there are still choice left. reporting live at the embassy suites, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. shaina: more big stories this morning. a close call for a metro couple, as a police chase comes to a destructive end on their property. it started as a routine traffic stop for failure to wear seatbelts. the driver, conor forrest. . then led urbandale police on a high-speed chase reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour along meredith drive before ending in dramatic fashion at 84th and meredith. the suv slammed through an elderly couple's garage, a spot where owner alfred walk frequently works. >> i would have been dead. i often work with a sander and the saw out there and i would have been dead. shaina: right now police are not
another chase and crash happened wednesday, in that same urbandale neighborhood. this one ended when the suspect crashed his car into a dart bus at parkview and meredith. 23-year-old zachary senger of wisconsin now faces a list of charges, including owi, eluding have been dead. a police officer, and speeding. the chase started after someone called 911 to report a reckless driver. officers tried to pull him over, but they say senger would not stop, and then ran into a dart bus. senger is now in the polk county jail. elizabeth: the mail delivery problems in clive we told you about thursday, could be part of a bigger issue. hundreds of people from all over the metro wrote in to our facebook page, saying they too are not getting their mail on time. and some say they sometimes receive other people's mail as well. post office officials blame the population increase in the if you are having trouble receiving your mail, the postmaster says you should contact your post office as soon
moving in. >> it is hitting at the wrong time of day for it to happen. leave extra stopping distance. we have stop -- we have snow down now into the downtown area. it is moving to the southeast where we are expecting a testing of accumulation at most. 26 degrees will be the high temperature today with similar conditions has yesterday. we do have a warming trend in time for the weekend. elizabeth: a new tool may be in iowa's future, to help warn drivers when roads are icy. the iowa dot is the first in the nation to test something called pateye warning systems. the devices sense when the temperature is 32 degrees or below with moisture present. that's when the lights flash blue. there is still some work that needs to be done though before officials start installing them. right now they say the devices
is no ice present, and they're hard to see in the daytime. still ahead, career highs. some big numbers put up by several hawkeye players last night. how that's helping them in the big ten and the national polls. plus, getting ready for the big game. a look at the final preparations in santa clara, california, just two weeks away from super bowl 50. shaina: and wifi hacks. we'll tell you how to protect yourself from data thieves, who may be targeting the internet in your own home. >> and we are accident free and snow free in the metro right now that we may see some flurries falling. we have no problems right now. we will look at these people moving along i-35 80 at douglas.
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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. patti: bernie sanders has the guts 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 this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis
with shaina humphries. >> you are waking up to light flurries. it will impact the morning commute back
to des moines. early today. it is traveling off to the south but it will be with us for the next two hours. it will be a domestic of snow. temperatures are starting out ok but they will not be warming up. it is a pretty sight today but we are headed to 26 degrees on your friday. over the weekend, if we get sunshine, we will have highs even above average by the end of the week. >> that will be nice. turning to sports, it was an easy big 10 win for the ninth ranked iowa hawkeyes last night on the road against the rutgers scarlet knights, with 3 hawkeye
elizabeth: jarrod uthoff was 6 for 11 from the field, ending the night with 20 points. peter jok had a career high night, scoring 29 points overall, and going 5 for 9 from the 3 point line. anthony clemmons had a career high 20 points. and adam woodbury helped get the win as well, posting his third double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. final score, iowa wins 90 to 76 over rutgers, and is now 6 and 0 in big 10 play. they'll have a tough matchup against purdue on sunday at noon on the big 10 network. elizabeth: it's also a big weekend for the nfl. both the nfc and afc championship games will be played sunday. the new england patriots will take on the denver broncos for the afc championship. that game is at 2:05 pm right here on kcci. then in the nfc, the arizona cardinals face the carolina panthers. that game kicks off at 5:40 pm on fox.
to the super bowl on february 7 on kcci. elizabeth: and right now they're putting in final preparations for the big game in california. super bowl 50 will be held in santa clara. some streets are already being blocked off, and crews are building super bowl city, including a stage where musicians will perform, including r and b singer alicia keyes and country star sean hayes. shaina: economic headlines, today we'll see if the markets can end the week better than they started. on thursday, stocks made up some of their massive losses. the dow was up almost 116 points the nasdaq was flat, and the s low oil prices have been but those lower fuel costs are translating into record profits for airlines. united says it earned $823 million last quarter, compared to just $20 million the year before. southwest and delta also say profits are soaring.
morning. britax is recalling over 71,000 infant car seats. the recall covers the b-safe 35, b-safe 35 elite and the b-safe 35 travel system made from october 2014 to july 2015. britax says it's received 74 complaints of the handles on the one infant even suffered a bruise and bump to the head, when the handle broke and the seat fell to the ground. we all know hackers target our credit cards, bank accounts, and personal information. but, have you thought about your home internet router? research finds half of home internet routers tested have outdated software, without security updates which could put your home at risk. experts say to avoid this problem change your password to something that can't easily be guessed, don't use the same password for your bank and email accounts, and change your passwords often. elizabeth: sriracha fans rejoice. the hot chili sauce is going mobile. new single serving packets of the condiment are now available online. you can get a 50 pack for $15,
the company started teasing fans about the new to-go packets on facebook wednesday. one fan's reaction? my life is now complete. a lot of big fans. elizabeth: nobody had heard of it it while ago. collects -- >> we are dealing with snowfall there. if you are coming in, you will encounter snowy roadways even into downtown areas. north of a dell we have social restraint to gain strength. so you will quickly pick up late
even in central iowa roads are partially snow-covered. this is our webcam. the roads have a nice coating of snow this morning. just enough to freeze some iowa. this will be nothing like the big storm affecting most of the eastern united states today. that is checking out through portions of florida. the whole thing is going up and it with -- it will be a the headline. we will have a big improvement over last weekend. we will have freezing rain and commute. we do have light snow out there so be aware. we are not warming up much at all today.
keep the gloves and the warm coats handy. and we might have some good sledding. melting could be possible on the sunday followed by snow acute relation on monday. but temperatures will warm up by the end of next week. >> i love when you say that. >> everything looks good on the roads. things will be picking up here pretty soon but hopefully just in the traffic area, not in the accident area. we are keeping you slight aunt of snow in mind today. hartford avenue says there is an accident.
north of i-35,he basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. elizabeth: turning to commitment 2016 news now, new polls are out here in iowa, just over a week before the first votes for president will be cast.
washington with an update. >> he has suggested that we invite iranian troops into syria. that is like asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. >> fighting a close race in iowa, hillary clinton is highlighting the differences between she and sen. bernie sanders. hillary clinton: in theory there's a lot to like about some of his ideas but in theory isn't enough. a president has to deliver in reality. sanders, campaigning in new hampshire, also talking about differences. sen. bernie sanders: the difference is i think it's just too late for establishment politics and establishment economics given the crisis we face today. >> the latest polling shows sanders' lead widening in the granite state. sen. bernie
sanders: this is the campaign that has the energy, has the momentum and can create a large turnout to bring us to victory. >> politico's glenn thrush says it's a classic tortoise and hare dynamic she has the
enthusiasm. >> the question is going to become over the next few days is if we keep seeing sanders pulling away in nh, will we be hearing from the clinton people a sense that she's not going to beautifully in new
hampshire. >> on the republican side another iowa poll is out showing the race between donald trump and ted cruz is locked in a tie. shaina: the new cnn/orc poll -- the iowa caucus is just 10 days away now on february 1. the new hampshire primary will follow, on february 9. elizabeth: more news ahead, des moines is bursting at the seams. >> hotel rooms are filling up quickly before the caucuses. built you how much it will stay -- it will cost to moines is bursting at the seams. stay, up ahead. elizabeth: plus check it out it's starting. the massive snowstorm out east. find out what flights out of des moines are affected and see why
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announcer: this is kcci eight news this morning. shaina: new video just in very heavy snow now falling in arkansas this car already sliding off the road. just how much is the northeast expecting? washington d.c. could have 30 inches by sunday. good morning everyone and welcome back, i'm shaina humphries. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge along with metinka. luckily that mass is missing us. >> yes, we have flurries out there this morning and they may make roads slippery. right now it is snowing in the metro and in the downtown area. over towards munro, we are getting late snow. all of this is tracking off to the south. we only expecting a dusting.
otherwise it will be a quiet and chilly afternoon. are right now at 26 degrees. shaina: that light snow is starting to affect the roads you can see they are now partially covered from ankeny north to the minnesota border. just keep in mind if you're traveling. right now thousands of flights are canceled, and the federal government shutting down early. a massive winter storm will affect millions in the northeast this weekend. don champion is in washington where people are already hunkering down. >> residents in the path of a potentially paralyzing blizzard rushed to supermarkets and supply stores late into the night gearing up to be snowed in. >> we got 700
shovels, than in -- shovels, and then in two hours, all of them were depleted. >> more than 77 million people will feel the effects of the historic storm, set to cripple parts of the east coast in just a few hours. >> i've lived in dc most of my
like this. >> in d.c., federal offices, as well as the nation's second-busiest subway system, will shut down this afternoon. in north carolina, power companies began cutting limbs hanging over the power lines thursday. already several airlines have preemptively cancelled thousands of flights and provided waivers to travelers to rebook when conditions improve. don champion, cbs news, washington. shaina: and we've been keeping an eye on flights out of des moines so far a flight to detroit is delayed 3 hours, and two flights to charlotte, north carolina canceled. this will likely change throughout the day so if you are flying or expecting someone today, keep
an eye on dsmairport.com. shaina: another developing story we are learning more about the arrest of an american college student in north korea. korea's central news agency says otto frederick warmbier is accused of carrying out a hostile act, plotting to undermine the north's system and
warmbier is a student at the university of virginia who entered north korea as a tourist. the u.s. embassy in seoul says it's aware of the reports of the student's arrest. and his family has been informed. elizabeth: more big stories an urbandale couple says they couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> we saw all of the garage was gone and we didn't know why. where did it go? >> marion and alfred walk says a suspect leading police on a high-speed chase smashed right into the garage of their condominium on meredith drive. police say the driver conor forrest reached speeds of
100 miles per hour thursday. just hours earlier another chase ended in a crash with a dart bus a couple blocks away. elizabeth: now to ottumwa a woman who stepped in to care for her 3-year-old nephew after his parents lost custody is now 31-year-old kashenna tucker claimed wysdom evans fell down concrete stairs at memorial park two years ago.
tucker died from unreasonable force, torture or cruelty. tucker's being held on half a million dollars bond. >> anger
and disgust and disappointment. elizabeth: chris beck of polk city says he's upset that his son's daycare field trip to the botanical center turned into a campaign event for republican carly fiorina. there is some debate over how the kids ended up on the stage with fiorina while she discussed her anti-abortion views and desire to defund planned parenthood. fiorina's campaign sent a statement that the kids simply followed fiorina into the event. elizabeth: we can expect to see many more candidates in iowa over the next week along with staffers, volunteers and reporters. they have to stay somewhere and emmy victor is live downtown where hotels are booked solid, emmy? >> the metro area is home to
not a single one of the rooms in this building will be available by next week. >> there are some cancellations coming in but those rooms are being filled with reservations almost as fast. so the likelihood at this late date of getting a room certainly goes down. >> check this out. starting price for any room available here at the embassy suites will cost you at least $420 per night. rooms are completely booked this monday until wednesday and from sunday january 31-february 2. the rates do drop on wednesday column -- wednesday, february 3,
they have staff members to help with the crowds. and there are a number of other hotels that are booked. there are a number of hotels in west des moines's and ames that are booked all the way through the caucuses. live at embassy suites, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: this will be a big weekend for candidates in iowa ben carson and mike huckabee both have several stops throughout the state today. tomorrow donald trump, marco rubio, ted cruz, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all be in the state as they try to reach as many iowa caucus-goers as possible. and looking ahead to monday the democratic candidates will all be at a town hall forum at drake university, hosted by cnn. we will carry that event live on our sub-channel 8.3 my des moines starting at 8 pm. >> news around iowa we are expecting a big announcement today on iowa's water quality. governor branstad has an event
the register reports he will announce a $97 million federal grant. the money will be used for flood reduction and water quality efforts across the state. watch for more details this afternoon here on kcci and kcci.com. >> more than 100 people were hoping to see the governor at the statehouse on thursday they wanted to deliver a letter showing their opposition to the bakken pipeline. they say the pipeline would hurt the environment and destroy farmland. the iowa utilities board is holding hearings in february, to decide whether to approve the pipeline it would cut through 18 iowa counties. crocs -- >> if you drive interstate 80 through iowa you know how crowded it can be in places. the dot wants to hear from you they're looking for ways to they set up a new website to of i-80 you can find a link at kcci.com. >> still ahead, the two big online and you are fired up about them. >> plus incredible video coming
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>> we are waking up to light snow across central iowa. over towards monro, it is morning. the roads will be snow-covered. you may need a snow brush to crash -- snow brush to brush it off your windshields. near 26 degrees. upwards. stay pretty much in the 30's and warm up a little bit more by the end of the week.
before the end of the month is over. cracks there are two big topics that have our viewers talking today. we told you about the delayed deliveries in the western suburbs on wednesday night since then we've heard from hundreds of you. >> on the rights that she has been waiting for important mail and they sent it a second time and neither has shown up yet. -- says they have been having this problem for many years. >> says i consistently receive mail from the same for people -- from the same quarter people. the postmaster did tell kcci they want people to contact them if there's a problem many of you say you have but for now that's your best bet. >> we do know they work hard, hopefully they can sort it out. the other big story you're
presidential candidate carly fiorina accused of using a group of daycare kids as props during an anti-abortion speech. this happened wednesday at the botanical center. kathy writes, i'm sorry but this is wrong on every part. you don't bring little ones into this kind of situation. emily says that topic isn't something that needs to be discussed with preschoolers. a spokeswoman told us that carly fiorina will be addressing this issue today in an announcement. shaina: ok well we have some really close calls to show you now. this is from east texas police officers on a traffic stop are on the side of the road, when a big rig comes by. watch closely. it swings its trailer across the road, just barely missing the officers. the officers jumped into some nearby woods when they saw it coming. turns out the semi's brakes locked up and that's what caused it to go out of control. elizabeth: now look at this in california can you see the
there? officials say he's trespassing on an active avalanche zone and look what happens. he triggers an avalanche.
he is a pro skier and got video of it himself with his go pro helmet cam. he wasn't hurt but officials say he endangered everyone on the mountain. he's now facing criminal charges. just because you are a daredevil doesn't mean everyone else is. shaina: had to share this video too a minnesota police officer pulled this car over after it was swerving and going 15 miles below the speed limit. the officer asks the driver what's going on and the driver said he had been reading. apparently his james patterson novel was too good to put down. he did get a ticket. cracks not smart. elizabeth: and this is another head-scratcher, so to speak. an illinois man has the odd ability to stick cans and other objects to his bald head.
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win those delivers -- he says he makes up to $1000 a day just for sticking stuff to his head. keeton says he has an abnormally high body temperature about 100 skin into a suction cup. he says different companies rent time on his head. you just wonder. are we being joked? i'm concerned about this. i guess if this is how you make your money, go for it. shaina: taking you outside now for a live look at i-80 at altoona warmer temps this weekend, finally. metinka tells us the good news the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job.
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you can see that roads are reported as being at least partially snow-covered. so watch and give yourself extra time. our webcam shows a fresh dusting of snow across the roadways. also across, we are dealing with snow flurries and it will be an active weekend. folks are paid attention to this huge storm system going up the east coast and bringing them feet of snow. back here at home, it is pretty quiet. high pressure will build in over the weekend and keep our weather nice and quiet. temperatures will warm up nicely. sunday into monday, the next weather maker comes in. that will bring a wintry mess for monday. plan ahead for that monday
right now, 24 degrees with the roads ibid. slippery in some locations. it feels like 14 degrees. grab the warm coats and gloves. we will have the clouds in place at maybe a couple of flurries from time to time. 26 degrees is the high today. but this weekend looks a lot better than last weekend. the best day looks to be sunday followed by accumulating snow on monday. temperatures trend upward by next week. >> we are still accident free on the roads so if you're getting started on your commute, we are starting to see small patches of slowdowns. nothing major to affect the drive times. here are your mobile speed units for the day. this one is that hartford avenue, this was is on wall
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elizabeth: what's being called an epic winter storm is making its way north right now. heavy snow already falling in arkansas and north carolina a taste of what washington d.c. will be getting later today 3 feet possible there. the federal government is shutting down at noon schools are closed store shelves are bare and 4,000 flights are canceled including a few in des moines. iowa right now but it is causing some slick roads north of ankeny. 511ia.org shows just about the northern one-third of the state is partially covered. metinka, this snow will not last long? >> it is already moving out of des moines. it is still continuing southeast of the metro and it is spreading off to the southeast. even more snow in centerville up towards iowa city or cedar
little bit snow away for the next hour. temperatures will hold steady today with cloud cover, heading to 26 degrees. warmer temperatures are on the way for the weekend and by monday morning we are tracking the next winter weather maker. shaina: thanks metinka, more new stories to wake up to. this was the announcement on north korean state tv announcing they had arrested an american college student. university of virginia student otto warmbier is accused of hostile acts orchestrated by the us government. -- by the u.s. government. elizabeth: eight presidential candidates will be here in iowa this weekend. republicans ben carson, mike huckabee, donald trump, marco rubio and ted cruz all have several stops as they try to reach as many iowans as they can before the february first -- before the february 1 caucus. all of the democratic candidates hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will be here as well. and wherever the candidates go, so do reporters, staffers and volunteers. nearly every hotel room across the des moines metro is booked right now we talked to hotel managers who say there's barely a room to be had.
stay, they may need to try an alternative like airbnb. shaina: and all of our out-of-town visitors are taking notice of what a great city des moines is. this new article at politico.com talks about all the changes over the past 15 years. politico says des moines has transformed into one of the richest, most vibrant, and, yes, hip cities in the country. the article says our local arts scene, startups and established employers are all thriving. worth checking out at politico.com. and this weekend, the register will announce. you can watch that live online. we will also have that on our news at 10:00. checking
on traffic out there. things are looking pretty good. but you might have snow to deal with in some areas. roads may be a little bit slick. seven minutes to get downtown.
coming from further out in the metro, it looks good as well. 25 degrees from a dell. >> cbs this morning is coming up next. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend. the person who lives here... has to solve problems
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