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go into the kitchen when a loud crash scared her. we are told by police and by dart officials that the driver may have had some kind of a health issue, slumped over, and careened from the street into the living room of this house. two passengers on board the bus at the time. one was down on the floor when witnesses said they tried to get them out of the bus. out of the bus. the driver of the bus and one passenger are in the hospital injuries. dart officials say they are investigating what happened at this point, but they don't know what happened to the driver. the fire department are here investigating and we hope to
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luckily, no one seriously injured, but we do have injuries here. the homeowner is scared because she has six cats and she doesn't know where they are. she is very worried about that. we are going to be here tonight to find out a little bit more and will have the update coming up tonight at 6:00 and 10:00. live in des moines, todd magel, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: snow has been falling throughout the day. mark: it has been creating slick spots for drivers. the areas in green, that is normal driving conditions. blue shows roads that are partially covered. the pink roads they see across much of central iowa, that means they are completely covered. so how much more snow can we expect? let's check in with frank scaglione. frank: if you're farther off to the north and he's, you will expect more snow.
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spinning through right now. east. another band to the west that another hour or so. dialogue a little bit out of the north and west. look at lamoni. i've the west at 21 miles per hour. we head through the evening hours. could be looking at another half-inch to an inch before it is all said and done. notice 8:00, only 70%. the snow moves off to the east and our snow chances diminish, especially after 9:00 p.m. a warm-up, details coming up. mark: the democratic presidential candidates appearing for the last time together for the last time tonight before the iowa caucuses.
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sanders, and martin o'malley take part in a town hall on the drink campus tonight at 8:00. chief political reporter cynthia fodor joins us live from drake with a preview. cynthia: this is not a debate, it is a town hall forum. the audience will be the ones asking the questions tonight as well. each candidate will be on the stage for about 30 minutes. i am told that bernie sanders will go first, followed by martin o'malley and then hillary clinton. join me right now is the head of the iowa democratic party, dr. dwyer. we can see a whole lot of folks coming in. who gets to watch this? >> a lot of supporters, volunteers, students. it is going to be a great night. we will have our last town hall
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cynthia: how much pressure is on each candidate to go up there and make their case? >> this is the time to really close the deal and let people know this is the vision for your country. they are really going to be trying to express that tonight. cynthia: are you surprised with how many undecided voters there are? >> as you know, it is almost kind of late that people decide these things. cynthia: the event starts at 8:00 tonight. you can watch it on cnn. you can also watch the event on kcci on our channel 8.3, my des moines. we will be here with a live report tonight at 10:00
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mark: before tonight's townhall hillary clinton spoke at a , jewish community center in waukee. she discussed her desire if elected president to take america's relationship with israel to the next level. ms. clinton: i believe i am the only candidate on either side with the experience and judgment to keep us safe at home and around the world. mark: hillary clinton was discussing how the u.s. and israel need to address the rise of isis and iran's recent aggressions together, when it started. [coughing] ms. clinton: a lozenge. mark: but in front of a startled and impressed audience, clinton didn't miss a beat using her new voice. >> -- ms. clinton: we have to make sure if iran tries to develop nuclear weapons, the united states will stop them. mark: after about 10 minutes, her voice was back, addressing high child care costs and applauding the jewish center's private pre-school. ms. clinton: frankly, we need a
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philanthropic, and faith-based organizations to do that. mark: she said student debt and college affordability has been the most common issue thrown at her on the campaign trail in iowa, and disagrees with bernie sanders on offering free college to everyone. ms. clinton: i also think it is an open invitation for colleges and universities to keep raising their costs. if they think they have a flood of money that students are going to get, what incentive do they have to try to get costs down. mark: she spoke at length about women's rights, ranging from equal pay to advocating for 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. >> i can see the depth of her commitment to women's issues across the world, and she realizes it's not just a problem in the u.s. she's made it a , priority internationally too, to put people in places of power and remove barriers to their success. stacey: senator bernie sanders is on a five day swing through iowa just before the caucuses. today, he addressed more than a thousand people at iowa state university. many students say this will be their first time caucusing , because of bernie sanders.
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representing the middle class and his plan for tuition free public college resonates with them. >> this year especially, there's someone that i really agree with as far as wanting to make sure , that our voice is heard as a young generaton. >> i see all my friends who didn't care previously who are very excited to caucus next week and are wearing bernie merchandise and they're just so excited. stacey: on the republican side, presidential hopeful marco rubio says he will stay in iowa through caucus night. kcci's marcus mcintosh was downtown today, covering a rubio rally where the senator was introduced by a special guest. >> i am not endorsing, but, i do want to introduce and welcome as many folks to the state of iowa as possible. i want you to give a great, very warm, heartfelt welcome to
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marcus: iowa senator joni ernst rubio. but rubio is the first republican presidential candidate ernst has introduced in iowa. rubio says he is happy to have the people. he then dove into his message that this year our nation is facing a crossroads. sen. rubio: it will either be the year that we rediscover and reimbrace all the things that made us the greatest country in the world or it will be the eyar , -- the year america settles and under the obama policies, and as a result, becomes a , nation in decline. marcus: senator rubio says making america great again will take change change he will start -- will take change, change he will start his first day as the country's commander in chief. by cutting current obama policies and deals and standing up for christian values and immigration that makes sense and will fight for our national security. he says this election is vital. sen. rubio: if i'm our nominee we will be hillary clinton and reverse the damage barack obama has done to america.
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presidential candidates have their last debate before the iowa caucuses. this thursday, january 28. it starts at 8:00 at the iowa events center. it is sponsored by fox news. marshalltown schools will dismiss classes at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon not because of , weather, but because of presidential campaigning. donald trump is holding a rally at the marshalltown high school roundhouse. doors open at 3:00. his rally starts at 5:00. hillary clinton is also hold a rally at a marshalltown school tomorrow. clinton's rally is at miller middle school. doors open at 7:00 p.m. the rally starts at 8:30. stacey: marshalltown schools say the extra traffic the rallies bring is forcing them to dismiss classes early. but school officials say the rallies give them a chance to showcase the district. of des moines architect kirk -- mark: des moines police investigating the death of des moines architect kirk blunck. blunck's body was found in the teachout building. where his office is located. blunck is one of those credited with revitalizing the east village. the cause of death has not been
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it isn't often a man who was partially paralyzed in a crash walks back to the hospital to say thank you. >> nice to meet you again. >> hi, how are you? you look great. mark: that's exactly what todd zwanziger did today at mercy medical center. back on june 23, todd's right side was paralyzed after a 4 wheeler crash. a doctor told his wife amanda he suffered two broken vertebrae. but thanks to quick work by everyone on the medical staff, 7 his own. and that work started at the crash scene. >> and then you have these first responders and pretty much all , of them would pull me aside and be like, he is in the best hands possible. she is the best. i'm not lying. she is the best air emt in the state. he could not be in better hands, and that gave me a lot of peace. mark: todd now helps at mercy college teaching students how to
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accidents -- an accident of a dart bus that ran right into the side of a house. todd magel with another look. stacey: and see why this george: 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. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. >> we have used about a third. typically, at this time of the year, we would have used twice that, about two thirds. stacey: the snow budget in the city of des moines has not increased or decreased. but how much we have needed to use the money this winter has. more snow is falling on central iowa tonight. mark: but it's a very light snow . it is the type of snow that can save des moines city crews money. kcci's emmy victor is live to explain. emmy: the snow is falling a little bit lighter than when you
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i am also noticing that it is darker outside and colder. that is the cause of some of those icy patches on the roads. the department of public works is out taking care of the roads, but they have a lot more money to deal with this january than the last one. these snowplows have been sitting pretty idle, which is unusual in the heart of winter. >> we are about halfway through the snow season, and just around one third of the money has been spent so far. emmy: a $3.2 million snow budget has hardly been touched. snow removal prep costs have not even reached $1 million yet. public works director jonathan gano says "over the past fifteen years, we would have spent nearly by this point in the $2 million winter." >> it's been an odd winter in the sense that we have gotten
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small snows. emmy: most of the savings will go towards the next fiscal year. by not having to order as much snow melts like salt. >> we will have leftover stockpile salt from the winter that just ended. emmy: but with the way that the winters in central iowa can fluctuate you can never be too , sure that snow won't come in in the next months. >> we got snow in february and march of last year, and that may still happen this year. emmy: the des moines public works department says they only used 25% of their snow budget this year. live downtown, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader . stacey: let's check back in with frank scaglione. frank: we take a live look at our table webcam. snow pretty much everywhere around the parking lot.
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now 30 degrees. we started things out with some freezing drizzle. look at that wind. it is picking up out of the north and west. super doppler 8, the heaviest snow just off to the east of the metro. some lighter snow just on the western side of town. carol back down toward atlantic and audited, and other moderate band that will be pushing through in the next hour or so. winter weather advisory in effect for midnight. it does now includes central iowa also, up around waterloo, where they could be looking at about three inches of snow by the time this is all said and done. it has been a little warmer today down in southeastern iowa. if we look at your forecast
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after 9:00 or 10:00, most of it off to the east. 7:00 a.m., 24. this area of low pressure wrap it around some colder air. it is going to be pulling up to the east. drier conditions on the backside as higher pressure starts to work in. this low pressure system moves out. high pressure moves in. a breezy day on tuesday as high pressure starts to settle in. 6:00 tonight, notice how it pulls most of the snow off to the east. around 9:00 or 10:00, most of it stays to the east. we could see a few flurries tomorrow morning into the afternoon hours, but i think it will for the most part be a cloudy and windy day. 24 degrees the overnight low. the wind starts to pick up out of the northwest.
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we are going to drop back into the 20's. thursday, 42. look at friday, sunny skies. the next round of precipitation comes back by the tail end of the weekend. stacey: breaking news, a dart bus crashed into a house. mark: todd magel is there and joins us live. todd: we are a couple of blocks north of them all. a dart bus slammed into the living room of this home on the corner. the homeowner has just walked out of the living room, went into the kitchen to do some dishes. when she walked out of the kitchen, this is what she saw. we are told by the fire department that a dart bus driver may have had some kind of a health issue.
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one of the passengers is at ok. happened here and the condition of this house. we are live on the north side of the morning, todd magel, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: scott reister joins us now with sports and big news for the hawkeyes. scott: the new polsls came out.
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scott: three straight wins have the cyclones back to fourth in spotlight is shining bright. tonight, they get their shot at number 4 kansas. tony seeman joins us live with another big monday. tony: we are live here at hilton coliseum. behind me. tonight is the big one, iowa's
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kansas is always so good. that dominance ends when hilton magic begins. for 11 straight seasons, the big 12 belongs to the jayhawks. but the tide is turning. iowa state has won 3 of their last 4 against kansas, and a win tonight would allow steve prohm to officially begin the empire. a lot of great highlights and great memories looking back. should be another magical one tonight. we will of course have highlights coming up tonight at 10:00. scott: should be a great
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as well. how good has this year been for the hawkeyes? the school says this is the first time ever that they had a team ranked in the top 3 in both football and basketball. fran mccaffrey's team is ranked number three in the ap poll its highest since 1987. o.u. is number one, followed by unc and iowa. the win over purdue sunday made them 7-0 in the conference for season. iowa is 16-3 overall for first time since the 1986-87 season. they are at #8 maryland thursday. there is an obvious parallel between these hawkeyes, and kirk ferentz's bunch.
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