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there is a couple of flurries. it is not going to add to our totals at all. just over a niche. it was 1.2 inches -- just over a niche. it was 1.2 inches. temps are going to stay pretty steady. a little bit cooler but the acute bleeding snows are done. elizabeth: slushy streets. snow and a bit of a wintry mix fell on metro roads monday night. making the monday night commute a much slower one. taking a live look at statewide road conditions right now. pink means completely covered roads. and blue means partially covered. you will want to take it slow if
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eric: in commitment 2016 news. we're now less than one week away from the caucuses. the democratic candidates took to the stage together monday night for the final time right here in des moines. cnn sponsored the town hall forum at drake university. the night started with bernie sanders. each candidate took the stage one at a time to answer questions from the audience. and were able to give longer , detailed explanations. a drake student made national television asking sanders how he planned to pay for his programs to give free college and free health care to all. >> we may raise taxes but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and his assists. after the working families build up wall street, maybe it is time for them to help out the families. wall street, greed and a legal hader brought this country --
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country -- they are going to have to pay their fair share of taxes. >> i would like to know what issue you think should be most important to young voters? >> the biggest issue that you should be concerned about as a young person, and that is climate change. i'm the first candidate to put forward a plan to move us to a 100% clean electric energy grid and create 5 million jobs along the way. this is another one of those instances where iowa is pointing the way forward. >> it feels like there is a lot of young people who are passionate supporters of bernie sanders. i don't seem the same -- i don't see the same enthusiasm from young people for you. i have heard from quite a few people my age that they think you are dishonest. i want to hear from you on why you feel the enthusiasm is not
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>> i think it depends upon who you are seeing and talking to. people have thrown all kind of things that me. i cannot keep up with it. i keep going forward. they fold by the wayside. they make these charges. i keep going forward because there is nothing to it. they threw all of the stuff at me and i am still standing. eric: and with all these eyes on iowa the media frenzy in our state continues to grow bigger and bigger. kcci's laura terrell is right in the middle of it. >> all are trying to win over one of the most precious commodities in all of iowa the undecided voter. laura: lights, cameras and plenty of live shots. >> how the candidates deal with what's coming out of actual iowa voters. laura: chris cuomo and other news anchors just feet away from where drake's duties -- where drake students study. >> to be in the midst of all this political excitement everything that is going on has just been really exciting. laura: hoards of journalists descended on the snowy drake
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-- campus >> a lot of activity monday. on the campaign trail here in iowa. laura: where more than 300 press credentials were passed out. >> there is a couple of different people from korea. it is crazy all the different countries, france. laura: just before the cnn democratic forum. >> i called the democratic party here and asked if they would consider hosting this and we just started discussions then and they said yes. laura: executive editor of politics at cnn mark preston is behind all the action in a state he loves. >> oh my god i love iowa. this whole idea iowa nice iowa friendly is absolutely true. laura: and he's not alone. >> it's basically like washington, dc, has come to des moines. laura: former des moines register reporter jeff zeleny is back in his old stomping grounds working for cnn. >> what happens in iowa is going to tell us how long this presidential campaign is going to go on both sides. laura: the transformation is already underway downtown at the capitol square which will serve
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journalists on caucus night. >> first and foremost -- are the iowa caucuses. laura: a night the whole world will be watching live. eric: there weren't nearly as many journalist there as originally planned. many news networks tell kcci they have crews stranded on the east coast unable to get to iowa because of the massive snow storm. they do hope to get here by next monday for caucuses. elizabeth: several republican presidential candidates were also in the state monday as well. marco rubio spoke to packed house at dmacc's ankeny campus monday night. before the event he talked about some of his fellow candidates. >> so time and again i think you've seen ted as a very calculated political operative. he says one thing in one place and then does something very differently. well donald is not running as a conservative. in fairness he's never said he is. donald trump is running as a populist. [applause] elizabeth: rubio was also in des moines monday afternoon at a rally downtown where senator joni ernst introduced him. today, republican front-runner donald trump will hold a rally at the marshalltown high school roundhouse gym. that starts at 5:00. hillary clinton will also hold a
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clinton's rally is at miller middle school at 8:30. because of the extra traffic surrounding the events , marshalltown schools will dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon. rick santorum, mike huckabee, marco rubio, ben carson, ted cruz, carly fiorina and bernie sanders all have events in the state today as well. metinka, still a few little flurries out there. metinka: across central iowa. that will continue often on. 29 degrees right now in des moines. a little blustery with a brisk wind and 18 miles per hour. grab those warm coats as you are heading out. we will have flurries injures the. temperatures -- we will have flurries and drizzle. we have a great news coming.
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back in the 30's with 40's at the end of the week. eric: melting on the way. dirty dishes probably saved a des moines women's life. a dart bus crashed into her living room at the corner of east douglas and cambridge monday. the neighborhood is just north of park fair mall. >> i was just sitting in the living room and got up to go into the kitchen to do my dishes and the whole house just shook everything just started falling , out. eric: janet brown never dreamed her dirty dishes would save her life. that's when a dart bus slammed into her north side living room. >> what did you think when you found a bus in your living room? >> shocked. eric: she can laugh now but she was in tears when it happened. >> i went into the living room and everything was the walls
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a lot of blood unfortunately. eric: adam cervetti was driving by during the crash. he jumped out of his car to help the bus driver and two passengers trapped inside bus. he ripped off the rear doors. >> the front lever on the door the driver was over it the rear ones were the only ones i could get to basically i just started ripping them off honestly. eric: james hyatt was on the bus. >> the driver apparently had some kind of seizure or heart attack or something but he passed out fell out of the chair. eric: the homeowner says she can't live here now because of the structural damage. but she says her main worry is her six cats. >> i just hope they're ok. they're my whole life. eric: the animal rescue league is helping brown find her cats. the fire dept is helping to assess the damage. >> it is a very scary situation . we are just blessed we don't have any fatalities or significant injuries as a result of this accident. eric: the red cross was on the scene monday to help the homeowner. dart is also investigating the cause of the crash. elizabeth: new details in the death of influential des moines architect kirk blunck. des moines police tell us they're trying to determine if his death was accidental. the 62-year-old died sunday afternoon downtown in the east village. he was found in the stairwell of the teachout building at east fifth and locust.
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business is located there. city officials give blunck some of the credit for the rebirth of the east village and other downtown developments. >> you know his hohberger and teachout buildings were two of the very first projects that kicked it off. nobody really thought that this could blossom into anything so you've got to take a few risks when you're going to be an innovator like that. elizabeth: blunck was last in the news after many of his tenants and the city complained of unsafe living conditions in several of his rental properties. >> i'm very happy to be here in iowa and i say that with genuine affection for this state and for the people of this state. elizabeth: that's peabody award winning journalist tom brokaw speaking at the greater des moines partnership's annual dinner. the event was sold out. more than 1400 people were there at the community choice credit union convention center. eric: it was big night monday in ames for the 14th ranked iowa state cyclones. kansas was up by 7 at half but
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and took control. the jayhawks held the lead until about 8 minutes remaining in the gain from there on the cyclones ran wit it. the cyclones used a 13 and 4 second half run to beat kansas 85 to 72. monte morris lead the team with 21 points. georges niang had 19. and abdel nader had 17 points along with 4 steals. isu has taken down ku four times in the last 5 tries. up next fifth ranked texas a&m this saturday. it's also been a great year for the hawkeyes. the school says this is the first time ever that they have had a team ranked in the top 3 in both football and basketball. as rankings came out monday the hawkeyes jumped 6 spots from 9th to 3rd. it's the highest ranking the team has had since 1987. oklahoma is still number one with north carolina at two. the win over purdue sunday made them 7-0 in the conference for
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season. iowa is 16-3 overall for first time since the 1986-1987 season. they head to 8th ranked maryland on thursday. still ahead on kcci, heart attack symptoms. the risk factors unique to women. plus-- progress. snow on the ground. plowing it is not good enough. 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... 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.
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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. if you're getting an early start , you are waking up to slippery road conditions. in central iowa, roads are partially to mostly covered. the side streets are really slushy at the freeway was mainly just wet. we are dealing with a few flurries and spotty drizzle. near monroe, knoxville, and up near ames. we are not expecting any more accumulation. this will be enough to collect on your windshield. the wind chills are going to be chilly.
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temperatures will not have a chance to warm up at all. we have a nice warm up in your 8-day forecast. elizabeth: from dc to philly to new york people up and down the east coast are digging out from a weekend blizzard. eric: at least 42 deaths are being blamed on that storm. kcci's sally kidd is in washington with more on how the clean up is going. sally: a snow emergency is still in effect in the nation's capital where 24 inches fell over 36 hours. from the u.s. capitol to the white house and beyond. snow is being plowed, scooped up and dumped by the truckload at rfk stadium. >> we know that we're going to be dealing with snow all this week. sally: dc's mayor is asking fema for disaster assistance money to help pay for the clean up. federal offices are closed. and so are schools. rail and bus service are back up and running on a limited schedule and airports have resumed limited service.
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delayed or canceled nationwide monday. >> i'm thrilled to be getting out on time heading back to new orleans. sally: in new york - >> the city says 5 deaths are related to shoveling snow. -- in new york, the city says 5 deaths are related to shoveling snow. the mayor telling residents to leave their snow covered cars in place for the rest of the week. >> 27 inches is a lot of snow so we have to be real that that doesn't go away over night. sally: pennsylvanians are also digging out schools were closed as crews worked to clear roads. and in new jersey officials began to assess beach erosion and flood damage caused by the storm. eric: economists with moody's analytics estimate the storm is costing businesses and residents about $3 billion. elizabeth: the time is 4:46. you are waking up to 29 degrees. keep in mind, the roads might be slick after our snowfall last night. this is a look at i-35 and 80 at douglas.
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. you're waking up to an inch of fresh powder across central iowa. picking up 2.5 inches from last evening snow.
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at the airport, 1.2 inches officially. the reason? the low pressure is now across the great lakes. that is where the snow is going to be, close to green bay. we will have a few more flurries and freezing gentle earlier this morning. the weather for wednesday seems quiet. the next system diving into the midwest. quiet weather is on tap for thursday as well as a nice warming trend. as we head toward the weekend, a really great temperature headed our way. a little bit snowy out there early this morning. the side streets are little slushy. some light freezing drizzle across the state you'd more snow showers moving in from minnesota. we will see an occasional flurry. the dot is reporting across
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are's -- are ice and snow cover. still, take your time. the side streets are going to be really slushy. temperatures are not going to have a chance to warm up today. a brisk wind out there so bundle up. an occasional flurry or two. as you can see, the roads are a bit slushy. here in des moines, the freeway is just wet. traffic is moving along just fine. we get a wind chill this morning of 16. not bitterly cold, just a little bite. temperatures will be holding pretty steady. overnight, skies try to clear up. if it does, it is going to turn really chilly. tomorrow, the warm-up begins, heading for 35 degrees. maybe a few stray flurries off to the northeast.
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they are headed our way. and ice january run at the end of the month. of the month. temperatures will be the key to see if we get rain or snow next week. elizabeth: thanks metinka. eric: a woman's heart attack may have different symptoms than a man's. and some risk factors could be even more dangerous. elizabeth: adriana diaz has more on the new statement from the american heart association. adriana: three years ago marsha goodbaum felt nauseous and had stomach pains. she finally headed to the hospital hours later. >> i had no idea i was having a heart attack. i really expected shoulder pain or heavy chest pain. adriana echo -- adriana: a new scientific statement from the american heart association says there can be some key differences between men and women when it comes to heart attack symptoms. >> it may not feel like they
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the chest area, and or in the next, the jaw, the back, the upper stomach. it can be in either arm or shoulder. adriana: this is the first time the association has put out a statement on heart attacks in women which highlights that women often have different causes of heart attack such as the type of plaque buildup. some risk factors can also be more harmful. >> diabetes can be twice as strong a risk factor. high blood pressure is a stronger risk factor among women. adriana: one year later marsha had the same symptoms and another heart attack. this time she didn't wait. >> i tell my friends if they have stomach pain or slight nausea don't hesitate. i hesitated. i'm glad i'm alive after that -- after that. adriana: she continues to manage her high cholesterol and high blood pressure with medication diet and exercise. adriana diaz, cbs news. elizabeth: the report also says black and hispanic women have more risk factors like diabetes and obesity at the time of their heart attacks.
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removal bu 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. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. metinka: the snow has stopped falling. we have a couple of flurries. a brisk wind at about 15 to 25 miles per hour. it might be knocking you around a little bit.
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off school, they are probably going to need snow gear for outdoor recess. actual temperatures should stay just below freezing with the clouds and that wind, it will feel like a cool day overall. we have a nice warm-up coming up. >> we've used about 1/3. typically at this time of the year we would have used twice that, about 2/3. elizabeth: the snow budget in the city of des moines has not increased or decreased this year but how much we have needed to use the money this winter has. more snow fell across central iowa last night. eric: but thankfully it was pretty light snow the type that can save des moines city crews money. kcci's emmy victor explains. emmy: see these city snow plows? they've been sitting pretty idle this month which is quite unusual in the heart of the winter. >> we are about halfway through the season and only about 1/3 of the money has been spent so far.
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emmy: at $3.2 million snow budget has hardly been touched. -- a 3.2 million dollars 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 two -- spent nearly $2 million by this point in the winter. >> it's been an odd winter in the sense that we have gotten two big snows and not too many small snows. big inch snows are a lot less expensive to fight. 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 leftfter stock pile 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. >> i just keep getting reminded that last year we got fifteen inches of snow in february and march of last year. and that may still happen this year. eric: other metro towns have noticed that their budget hasn't been used. the city of west des moines for example has only used 25% of
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