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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  January 22, 2016 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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service says the snow and sleet that disrupted the morning commute in arkansas and north carolina could turn into one of the 10 worst storms these coast has ever seen. >> we see this as a major storm. it has life-and-death implications. reporter: washington, d.c.'s mayor says the town is expected in the brunt of the weather. conditions not experienced in 90 years. it could be up to three feet of snow by sunday. are closed. will close later today. after getting caught off guard by an inch of snow on wednesday city officials say they are better prepared for this storm with a fleet of more than 500 salt and plow trucks. blizzard watches and warnings extend or the philadelphia were all flights are canceled tomorrow. the new york city area is expecting up to one foot and the new jersey coast line is
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the owner of my seafood with his equipment higher than the 34 inch flood line by superstorm sandy. >> you watch everything a lot more closely than we usually do. reporter: the storm is expected to linger through several high tides. don champion, cbs news, washington. mollie: airlines have already cancelled nearly 5,000 flights in anticipation of the storm. most flights in an out of the des moines airport are coming on schedule. but flights in an out of charlotte, north carolina have already been cancelled. airport staff so they can be more delays throughout the day in des moines so they're asking get a check on your airline if you do flight. one traveler with a connecting flight in atlanta says she is ready in case of a delay. >> i have my ipad. i have several books on tape. i have a change of close my carry-on.
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mollie: we dodged that bullet but there might be a storm heading our way by the end of the weekend. jason: we have got a chance for a little bit of a wintry mix mainly monday. we could see it late into the evening on sunday. you want to pay attention to that. if you have the morning commute on monday. a quick look at the storm. huge swath of snow. you can see spots of wintry mix and icing through tennessee eastward to charlotte, raleigh. this will be with them for at least 24 more hours. some spots already picking up over a foot of snow and have a lot more to get through. we are talking a couple of feet to three feet and spots. that makes what we saw this morning not that significant. if you -- a few dashes of snow. as we head into the weekend it is looking pretty nice. we keep the clouds around for the rest of the day today. when chills in the low-to-mid.
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sunshine is in store. how one we get and what we can expect for snow coming up soon. mollie: thank you. despite the cold weather this week, cyclone students have been lining up out side hilton for next monday's kansas game. but that's created a few problems. ames bureau reporter vanessa peng is live outside hilton with the story. vanessa? vanessa: mollie, the line of tents wraps all the way around hilton coliseum and we are somewhere in the middle of the line. you can spell burnt plastic. some study to pass the time. this is really all that is left as a fire ripped through here. a propane heater caused it. students are staying warm up blankets and the tarps. the fire escalated quickly. luckily everyone made it out ok. >> it was like 3:00 in the morning and we just heard a big noise.
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then run away. everyone was gathered all the way over there. reporter: students stating or sticking out. that is dedication. what is this line is because all the students section tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. when we let students and on monday the all russian to never favorite spots. vanessa peng, kcci 8 news. mollie: a union county man charged with murder surprised many this morning by pleading guilty to the crimes. jerry dillinger was sentenced to two life prison terms. dillinger was charged with the murdered of his sister in law and another person. the iowa supreme court ordered a new trial for a des moines man convicted of second degree murder in the 2013 beating death of richard daughenbaugh. kent tyler was one of the men charged. he was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison. the appeals court throughout tyler's conviction on insufficient evidence grounds. the iowa supreme court says prosecutors have enough evidence to retry the case.
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says there is a reasonable possibility a former women's field hockey coach will be able to prove discrimination played a role in her firing. university of iowa athletic director gary barta fired tracey griesbaum in 2014. the university says griesbaum was fired for the way she treated players. but an iowa civil rights investigator says the university of iowa's own investigation doesn't make it clear why specifically griesbaum was fired. the university of iowa says the bias assessment response team the school started putting together in response to this artwork should be ready to go by the end of the semester. the team, known as bart, will look into complaints of racial and other bias on campus. the team was put together after an artist put this display depicting a paper machet ku klux klansman on central campus. students at norwalk high school got a lesson in skin cancer prevention. staff from the john stoddard
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derma-scan machine. the machine assess any skin damage from tanning and lack of sun protection. it only takes two minutes and is free to students as a substitute to a full screening. many students are headed to spring break and prom or want preventative tips. >> the uv rays from the sun are harmful and tanning amplifies that. it can give you skin cancer mollie:. mollie: this is the second year they are offering the service and schools. more than 19 schools are participating, reaching more than 4500 students. in other news north korea says is holding a virginia student. as tina kraus shows us the student is accused of committing hostile acts against north korea. reporter: north korean state media announced the arrest and said he is accused of plotting
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virginia undergraduate was hostile act against the korea. after entering it under the guise of a tourist. and he was under the manipulation of the u.s. government. he was in north korea for a five day trip earlier this month and was detained at pyongyang back to china. the arrest comes as washington and its allies are pushing hard to slap tougher sanctions on the country for its recent nuclear test. mollie: the china-based toro company confirms -- tour company says his family has been informed. good economic news, at least for home sellers. national sales skyrocketed almost 15% last month. steady job growth and low mortgage rates are credited for the jump. but a tight supply of available
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increased at more than double the rate of wages. the median home sale prices last month was $224,000. a man in renton, washington say he accidentally shot and wounded a woman when he brought a handgun into a movie theater. police were called to the theater around 8:00 last night. witnesses say the man appeared to be fumbling around with the gun when it went off, hitting a woman sitting nearby during a showing of "13 hours: the secret soldiers of benghazi." investigators believe the man and woman didn't know each other. the victim is in serious condition and is expected to recover. the man was arrested. visitors coming to des moines finding few places to stay. coming up why there are no rooms , at so many inns. and the average age of drivers is going up. how transportation officials are
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist jason sydejko. mollie: more americans are driving than ever before. the u.s. department of
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214 million behind the wheel. that includes a growing number of seniors. weijia jiang shows us what transportation officals are doing to accommodate them. reporter: a lot has changed since she first started driving 46 years ago. >> ibook of my seatbelt when i started. reporter: the 67-year-old admits she is changed. >> i am slower than it used to be. reporter: to sharpen her skills she recently went to an aarp's hard-driving course where people get a refresher on the rules of the road. >> is that legal? no. reporter: he says the courses are in high demand. >> we are seeing class sizes increase and in some case double across the country. reporter: there are now an estimated 38 million seniors on u.s. roadways. i never expected to jump to 55 million in 2020.
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influx of older drivers. there plans to start installing signs with larger letters that seven upcoming intersection or time to react. >> the first priority regardless of age is safety on the road. reporter: that can mean knowing key. they offer an online seminar for people who believe a senior to drive. lorraine has years of driving ahead of her but try to avoid heavy traffic. >> sometimes i really should not drive. in those cases i do not. reporter: that is one way this senior driver stays safe. mollie: in other news, metro hotels, especially ones downtown des moines are booming in business. a busy caucus season is bringing in campaign staff and media from out of town. a later than usual caucus date has helped even out the
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>> if this were held in early january it would have a larger impact because the rooms are filled over holiday time frames. where normally the hotel industry with the slower. mollie: available rooms and hotels -- in hotels -- also nearly sold out. let's check in with jason. the weekend is almost upon us good before it turns bad. jason: the bulk of the weekend is looking wonderful. temperatures and 30's and 40's for a lot of us. then there is a chance remix early in the monday morning. let's look at what we have coming ahead of us. right now it is not too bad. we saw a spot of snow early on and we have since stilted in the clouds. those will be all day long but don't expect any more snowfall. as far as temperatures, pretty mild and mid-20's.
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at. upper teens up to the north west. we have a cold night ahead of us. it will be the coldest we have seen for about a week. warmer temperatures are on the horizon and a think our little friend that willie will enjoy them. it was national squirrel day yesterday. she feeds this guy and about 13 others a bunch of peanuts. he keeps wrapping on the glass of her window went he runs out. thank you for doing the public service announcement. right now it's pretty decent. we the windchill sitting around 13. as we head through the day the winds should relax a little bit. you see the monster storm to the southeast not having any impact on our weather. we sit in the cloudy skies and we have general flow off to the west. we have a rich making its way inward.
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not surprising that some of those spots of seen over a foot of snow already. you can see was very dark blue bands and that's for the heaviest has dropped so far. a constant stream of moisture will keep them in that sticky stuff as we head through the next 24 hours. we are not seeing that here. the spots can pick up 36 inches of snow. that's usually what we see in a whole winter season. we backed down the temperatures inserted break up some of that cloud cover as we head into the evening hours. temperatures dropping into the upper angle digits. thankfully sunshine is on the horizon for us. area of high pressure will slide south. as it does so it's going to keep our skies relatively clear. you can see by saturday afternoon we start to work in some cloud cover. i'm not expecting a lot. as we kick off the day you can see cloud cover continuing to state eastward. that will keep sunshine in the mix for us. and clear skies into the morning hours on sunday before the next
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it looks like it could be a mix of wintry mix and snow. on monday. enjoy the nice day today. we do see mostly cloudy skies and feeling temperatures in the of the day. tonight we back down to 12 degrees. the cold this night we see in a while. legal back of to 31 on saturday with the sunshine. that's what we are looking like all weekend. 38 on sunday as we build in a little bit more cloud cover ahead of the next system. you can see that is really good for us for the next week. we climbed to near 40 by the end of next week. mollie: at least we have the weekend to enjoy. coming up, the dali quartet is bringing its blend of classical and contempory latin soul to des moines tomorrow night. first, we get to meet the members. next on iowa's news leader.
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mollie: a string quartet might not be the first the pops into your mind, but it will after you hear this tomorrow night. welcome back. dali quartet will be a drake university they see des moines
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joining me is alex, the first violinist. carlos rubio, adriana, and jesus morales. thank you for coming in today. have you been to des moines and will -- before? we have much better weather. you are from philadelphia. alex, tell us a little bit about -- i want to learn about each one of you in your background. guest: i grew up in san diego. my parents were from mexico and colombia. i studied violent seriously as a kid but not in college. i studied political science. about halfway through college i decided i really wanted to try to be a violinist. i worked hard and ended up going to new york to study violin for grad school. and have been playing ever since.
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both of the quartet in philadelphia mollie: you're one of the founding members. tell us how this came about. guest: started the quartet in 2004. i'm from venezuela. we formed the quartet in philadelphia in 2004. it's been a great ride. mollie: what did you study? guest: i grew up in venezuela and winthrop program based in that it -- in venezuela. i was in canada for a year in canada for a year and then moved to the states more than 15 years ago. chicago, cincinnati, and then philadelphia. mollie: adriana, tell us what your background. guest: i was born in caracas. i studied music at a private
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they established a beautiful music school down there. spent a little bit of time at carnegie mellon, indiana university, temple university. philadelphia. after that we formed the quartet philadelphia. about 15 years. mollie: jesus. where do you hill from? guest: i'm from puerto rico but i grew up in cleveland. i am used to the snowy weather. my family moved to cincinnati, ohio. i've been in ohio for quite a long time. but now i live in philadelphia. i joined the quartet in 2008. we been traveling and working quite a lot ever since. mollie: tell us about what we were here tomorrow night. guest: one of our missions is to promote music from the musicians
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we have a next of composers from argentina. we are also performing a tango from a cuban composer, a york city. we are doing -- what else? a spanish composer. guest: this program of latin popular music and let invesco music. -- latin classical music. it was a prospective uneven standard german classical music. mollie: we will just have to hear you in person tomorrow night. tickets range from $10 to $50. discussion at 7:00.
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