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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  January 25, 2016 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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mollie: right now, residents along the southern new jersey coast are cleaning up after widespread flooding caused by the storm surge from this weekend's powerful winter storm, leaving several towns underwater and pushing boats onto streets. crests topping 9 feet forced evacuations and caused nearly 100,000 people to lose power. good afternoon and figure for joining us. we will have more on the cleanup along the east coast in just a moment, but we have some weaeaer of our own salutes begin with metinka -- so let's begin with metinka. metinka: we've had some mist and fog and now freezing drizzle has developed across central iowa lifting in from knoxville spreading over to des moines and montezuma. that will be spreading toward marshalltown and we have more of the same across southwest iowa near new bedford and even the mona. this is all lifting up to the north, but does not seem to be
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most roads are mainly just wet and across northwest iowa is where we have a little bit of ice on some of the roads. we will switch to all snow by mid afternoon and temperatures fall as the wind picks up. we will likely see road conditions deteriorate as we head toward the evening commute. slippery patches continue into tomorrow morning and it will be blustery and chile toward tuesday. mollie: the death toll from this weekend's blizzard in the northeast is now at least 32, and authorities say several of those deaths happened from people having medical episodes while shoveling the wet heavy snow. craig boswell has the latest from washington, d.c. which is still shut down. craig: people spent the morning digging out cars buried in snow in washington, d.c. about 2 feet of snow is on the ground in the nation's capital, more than enough to close federal offices and schools today. residents around here are not used to shoveling this much
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>> a lot of people are not fit for the job. craig: it's dangerous. >> yes it is a dangerous job. craig: many streets in the city remain unplowed and impassable, some drivers have decided to stop and get out and walk. >> we are still in a snow emergency in d.c. and i am operating in a state of emergency as well. craig: and d.c. is not alone at , least 5 states reported getting at least 30 inches of snow. new york city has lifted its travel ban and schools are open, but many people in the outer boroughs like queens are finding it slow going on foot and on the roads. 89-year-old joe mastralla has a message for city officials. >> come down my block once in a while. craig: at the airports, flights resumed this morning at reagan national in d.c. and there is limited service in new york, baltimore and philadelphia. >> people should be expecting larger than usual crowds. craig: more than 12,000 flights were cancelled over the weekend and airlines officials say it is
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everyone back on track. mollie: new york city mayor bill deblasio is encouraging people to leave their cars parked all week. in local news we're learning , more today about the investigation into the first homicide in des moines of the new year. 71-year-old norma jean mcneeley was found in the basement of her home on pioneer road on the city's southeast side. authorities initially were called to the home around 4:30 yesterday morning by someone inside the home for a welfare check on mcneeley. authorities say mcneely's death was violent and that evidence from the murder was found even across the street from the crime scene. detectives tell us they are continuing to follow-up on investigative leads, and forensic evidence is being processed. des moines fire crews called out to fire overnight. the first one at east 32nd court and aurora just southeast of the east mixmaster. investigators say one side of the building was on fire when they arrived around 1:45 this morning. luckily everyone got out safely.
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with so many fires in iowa the past few weeks officials are starting a new effort today to make sure families are prepared. the american red cross of central iowa is teaming up with mercy college. 45 mercy students will present life saving tips to 2,000 local school kids from 3rd to 5th grade. it's a part of the pillowcase project. the program focuses on home fires which is the most common disaster someone may face. >> when we work with these kids we talk to them about the importance of working with their homes. about checking smoke alarms, making sure that they are working, as well as two escape routes in the house. not only one but two escape routes in the house and a safe meeting place outside of the home. the program will be taught in all johnston elementary schools and at lovejoy elementary and monroe elementary in des moines. branstad today spoke about the importance of the renewable fuel standard to presidential candidates campaigning here in iowa.
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out republican candidate ted cruz, warning voters that the texas senator's opposition to the renewable fuel standard will harm jobs in iowa. however, the governor says his stand against cruz doesn't mean he'll be backing any other republican before next weeks caucus. >> i'm not backing any candidate , i am just advocating on behalf of my state and recognize that renewable energy is economically state. mollie: the renewable fuel standard sets the amount of biodiesel and ethanol that must be blended into the u.s. fuel supply. iowa farmers view the standard as essential since it helps drive demand for corn and in commitment 2016 news, democratic front runner hillary clinton will join bernie sanders and martin o'malley for a town hall at drake university tonight. cnn is hosting the event. we will be carrying the event live on our sub channel 8.3, my des moines.
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8:00. on the republican side, a new fox news poll shows donald trump is still on top here in iowa. the poll shows 34% of likely caucuses goers support the billionaire businessman. texas senator ted cruz in second with 23% support, marco rubio has 12%, ben carson with 7%. the poll was taken january 18 through the 21st. a manhunt is underway in southern california for 3 inmates who escaped from a santa ana prison. the men used cutting tools and bedsheets to break out of the maximum security facility. danielle nottingham has the latest from outside the orange county central men's jail. danielle: investigators say this grainy surveillance video shows the 3 men on an unguarded area of the roof of the orange county central men's jail, shortly after a 5:00 a.m. friday security check. from there, they were able to rappel down nearly five floors to their escape. >> it appears to be a very
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they were allowed to go through some security access points and had some tools that allowed them to do that. danielle: jail officials say the inmates cut their way through a steel screen inside their dormitory-style cell and made their way into plumbing tunnels. from there, the men bypassed three security areas and gained access to the jail's roof and used a makeshift rope braided with linens, to reach the ground. the 3 men were in county custody facing charges for serious crimes, 20-year-old jonathan tieu was held on $1 million bail for charges including murder. 37-year-old hossein nayeri was held without bail, charged with kidnapping, torture and burglary. 43-year-old bac duong faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. this is the first escape from this jail in more than two decades. >> escapes do occur from time to time.
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time to sit around and think about ways to defeat our systems. danielle: investigators don't know what tools the inmates used cut their way out, how they got those tools, or whether they had any help. danielle nottingham, cbs news, santa ana, california. - mollie: in other news, teachers are protesting outside a detroit court room where a judge is considering forcing them back to school following several days of 'sick outs'. teachers are upset over pay, class sizes, building conditions and the governor's plan to overhaul the district. two schools are closed today because of the high volume of teacher absences. still to come, consumer news, how could it be that women pay more than men services? we will have the results from a new study. also, several passengers from this airplane landed in the
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist metinka slater. mollie: a recent study shows
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virtually the same product. the new york city department of consumer affairs revealed a big price gap, after comparing nearly 800 items with clear male and female versions. that research shows, on average, the womens' versions of a product cost 7% more than the ones for men. but as michelle miller reports price discrimination is not limited to retail. >> just this please. >> last name. have you ever been here before? >> cbs went undercover one female producer and one male producer visited a handful of dry cleaners in new york city . they brought nearly identical 100% cotton button down shirts in comparable sizes and requested the same service. >> dry cleaned huh? >> yes please. >> our female producer was charged at least twice as much in more than half the businesses visited. in one she was charged $7.50
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$2.85. at another, he paid three dollars more. but it happens more than just at dry cleaners. the new york city study found differences in clothing like these jeans, personal care products like these razors, and toys like this scooter. their research showed that women paid more than men for similar products 42% of the time. tod marks the senior project editor for consumer reports has been researching this issue for years. >> you don't realize how badly you're getting ripped off, or being taken advantage of, as a woman, because you've become so conditioned to pay more. >> while there is no federal law that bans this practice, gender price gouging for services is illegal in new york, miami-dade county and california. >> we don't really know who is responsible for it. >> michael cone is a trade lawyer who says part of the problem are the extra costs for women's products tacked on from the get-go. he found that women's clothing, shoes and gloves often enter the country with a higher import tax
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>> it may be $5 extra paid to uncle sam, but by the time it hits the shelf it can be $10, $12 $13. mollie: severe turbulence injured seven passengers onboard an american airlines jet. forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in newfoundland last night. the seat belt light was on the miami to milan flight when the plane encountered the turbulence. three flight attendants and 4 passengers were hospitalized after landing. none of the injuries is said to be life threatening. the upcoming super bowl between the denver broncos and carolina panthers features many contrasts especially the quarterbacks. , peyton manning is the only 5-time mvp in nfl history and at the oldest starting quarterback 39, to lead a team to the super bowl. on the other side 26-year-old cam newton is making his big game debut. denver beat new england and
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yesterday. tonight is the night when hundreds of isu students will trade the cold of their tents for the warmth of hilton coliseum. the resurgent cyclones will be looking for their third big 12 win in a row when they take on third ranked kansas tonight. iowa state has won 3 of the past 4 meetings including last years big 12 tournament final. we'll have live reports tonight at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00. tipoff is at 8:00 and the game can bee seen on espn. it's a good thing those kids will be inside because it sounds like we have snow heading our way. metinka: it is already trying to move into the metro area. we are picking up on that winter ec -- precipitation over toward carlisle, colfax and linville all spreading up toward the north. that will be moving across the downtown area and so far, it has been a riot morning with some
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can see that the precipitation is certain to extend. bedford catching a little bit of light wintry mix and mainly snow across northwest iowa from algona back through the pocahontas area and is all just beginning, the whole system is across south dakota and into minnesota. we are watching a little intense area of snowfall across eastern nebraska. the system winds it self up and pulls itself into the state. the roads are mainly in good shape, but that will change this afternoon. timing it out, we have that light wintry mix the next couple of hours, and it should begin to change over to snow by around 3:00 in the metro area. that will continue through the evening commute so the roads will be a bit slushy and slippery in a few places. pino :00, the snowy weather moves east of i-35 and conditions will begin to improve later on this evening. you are expecting a light
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to move through on top of that, the latest updates show about an inch and a half of snow for central iowa, plus it will be blowing around with gusty wind this evening. winter advisory in effect for these purple counties. this lasts until midnight. we also have been feeling with some fog across the state, locally dense up to the north with algona reporting visibility down to three quarters of a mile and was temperatures below freezing, moisture has been collecting on the roads. otherwise, central iowa roads are mostly just wet and temperatures will be key. eaters site of freezing percent for iowa and mid-30's to the southeast. southeast iowa will mainly see a light rain event well slushy roads already in algona.
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this continues through 9:00 this will track in some chilly air. in des moines, light wintry mix right now, 31 degrees with a northwest winds at 10. the light snow moves through the area this evening, coming to an end by 9:00 ending with an inch of snow and tomorrow is looking blustery with a couple of trace flurries left over, but it will be chilly for a couple of days. we have a great looking warm up to look forward to, 40's back on the map. mollie: just take it easy today and be careful. still to come, one of iowa and the nfl's most beloved football standoffs -- standouts knows the benefits of teamwork and today he and the state of iowa want us to team up for health.
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mollie: are you slacking off on that new year's resolution already? wellness challenge with prizes. chuck long is here to talk about live healthy iowa. thank you so much for coming in.
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ellis about your foundation and what this all about. >> it is great to be here and i am the ceo of the eye -- iowa sports foundation and we have much row major path -- major pillars and live healthy iowa is one of them. with a live healthy iowa, we throughout the year and never big program starts today. the 10 week wellness challenge. join up. you go to livehealthyiowa.org. it is a team-based program and we inch -- encourage teams of two to 10 to sign up. we track your health and wellness, your nutrition and your weight loss over 10 weeks and it is a great way, you
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resolutions, it is a great way to back that up and get you through the winter and spring, but it is just an introduction to get you going. mollie: what else do you offer? still weekly motivational e-mails, but what else -- there are weekly motivational e-mails, but what else? >> there are things online that we give you and it is just a lot of fun. we have close to 400 companies involved, so a lot of companies use it as their wellness program for incentives for their employees and we really like that part. we think it is an effective but inexpensive way to get healthy and live a healthier lifestyle. it is all web-based, you can sign up and track it right online and it is a nice program.
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is there a big finale? >> at the end of it, we have everything from big company trophies, whoever ends up being the first place all the way down to the small companies. we have a range of trophies we give out for their engagement in the number of engaged employees and we go around and get us trophies away, so there is incentive to be number one. mollie: and we need it, teamwork is what it's all about. where that would also the sports foundation do? >> the 10 week fitness challenge is 15 years old, we have had sustaining power and really like that, but we are going into the 30th year of summer games this year, that is a big one for us. the two other pillars are senior games which is like the iowa
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like myself. i enjoy the senior games. the final pillar is adapted sports iowa which is recreation for people with physical disabilities and we have wheelchair basketball, skiing, soccer, those are the four foundation. you want to go to livehealthy iowa.org. get your team and when those prizes -- you know the 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...
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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.
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metinka: a wintry mix with a light snow by mid afternoon, about an inch of snow but watch out for the roads. here's the truth -- some have proposed to cut social security for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect.

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