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>> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: right now, your morning drive. a live look at how the roads are. find out what progress the plows made overnight. >> they throw all this stuff at me and i'm still standing. elizabeth: closing arguments. frontrunner hillary clinton defends her record. the response from her democratic rivals right here in des moines. eric: and what a game. how iowa state roared past kansas a little hilton magic might have had something to do with it. welcome back. it's tuesday january 26. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge we will get over to metinka. we've got a little bit of stuff coming down. looking better.
29 degrees right now in des moines. the downtown streets are a little blustery. a wind chill of 16 degrees. grab the warm coats as you are heading out. temperatures today will be holding pretty steady. it is that wind that is going to make the big difference. it is coming in from the northwest. it is going to make it feel like it is in the teens through the afternoon. tomorrow, we get started on a warm-up. we've got 30's on the way, followed by 40's. eric: the snow monday is still causing some problems this morning for your commute. we're also seeing a couple school delays right now. we'll get right to shaina humphries for that, shaina? shaina: eric, right now audubon and interstate 35 schools are both having two hour delays for all students. those are the only two we're seeing so far, but if that changes you can find an updated list at the bottom of your screen, or online at kcci.com. you're looking at video here in des moines taken just a couple hours ago.
downtown. you may slip and slide a bit on your way to work. interstates here in the metro could still be slick as well. here's a live look at the east mixmaster. traffic is light right now but you can see a little bit of a shine on the roads. they are going to be a little slippery so give yourself some extra time to get to work, especially if you'll be driving near the west mixmaster always a trouble spot there. it always gets a little congested. and take it slow. and here's a look at the latest conditions around the state with 511ia.org. most of the state is at least partially covered, which you see in blue. the pink means completely covered. most of central iowa is partially covered or even clear, green. if you're driving somewhere where roads are still covered, you'll want to give yourself a little more time and take it slow. elizabeth: commitment 2016 news
, share the stage one final time last night at drake university. our nikole killion has their final pleas for your support. nikole: this was a little different than a debate with each candidate getting a chance to speak one-on-one with voters. at a democratic town hall in iowa closing arguments from bernie sanders -- >> we are touching a nerve with the american people who understand that establishment politics is just not good enough. nikole: hillary clinton -- >> they throw all this stuff at me, and i'm still standing. nikole: and martin o'malley >> hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. nikole: all trying to distinguish themselves to voters before they caucus next week in iowa. >> with only 3 of us in this democratic primary, there's only one of us who can still upset the apple cart. [laughter] nikole: o'malley joked about lagging in the polls which show a neck and neck race between clinton and sanders who played nice. >> i like hillary clinton and i respect hillary clinton. nikole: but also nudged each
war. >> i voted against the iraq war. hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. >> i have a much longer history than one vote, which i have said was a mistake because of the way that was done. nikole: and republicans will get their chance to square off one last time before the caucus in a debate this thursday night. in washington, i'm nikole killion. elizabeth: as we look ahead to that final gop debate, one candidate is threatening to skip it. donald trump says he's not sure he'll participate, because it will be hosted by fox news and moderated by megyn kelly. trump had a falling out with kelly following a debate last summer. he says he doesn't think kelly will treat him fairly. the debate is set for this thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the iowa events center. and behind the scenes at last night's town hall drake university was buzzing with media from around the country. cnn news anchors and reporters did live shots from the olmsted student center and outside in
event organizers say they passed out more than 300 media credentials. seasoned journalists say the nation is paying attention to what happens in iowa and they love covering politics in our state. >> people are very nice. people are very honest, and people are really well informed. they know what's going on in politics and they know what's going on in the presidential race and you don't get that throughout the country. elizabeth: there were not nearly as many journalists here as originally planned though, many news networks say they have crews stranded on the east coast unable to get to iowa because of , the massive snow storm. new this morning, some republican strategists are predicting a record turnout to their caucuses this year. kcci's alyx sacks has our analyst weighing in this morning. so alyx why do some say they plan to see an increase in caucus attendance? alyx: it is extremely difficult to predict and normally, iowa is pretty average for voter turnout. about 1 in 5 voters show up on caucus night. however, some analysts are saying this year it is a different landscape.
voters are looking for change. >> there's a widespread sense in the country that in some way the federal government is broken or is simply non-functional and a lot of people are saying more of the same won't fix the problem. alyx: some republican strategists are predicting a record turn out for the republicans due to the sheer size of the pool and the colorful race thus far -- thus far. the last record being 121,000 from 2012, that feat would be difficult for democrats, their record set in 2008 with now-president barack obama, of 240,000 voters. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says the key, and 2008 is a prime example whoever can tap into the first-time caucus goers. whoever can win them over and get them to show up to caucus night will have a great impact. still to come, why the numbers
fall flat. that story in about 30 minutes to read elizabeth? -- 30 minutes. elizabeth? elizabeth: bernie sanders, mike huckabee, marco rubio and ben carson all have campaign events in the metro today. rick santorum, ted cruz and carly fiorina will be making stops in other parts of the state as well. and in marshalltown schools are letting out early not for weather but for candidates. republican front-runner donald trump is holding a rally at the marshalltown high school roundhouse jim today at 5:00 p.m. -- roundhouse gym today at 5:00 p.m. hillary clinton will also hold a rally at miller middle school in marshalltown at 8:30 p.m. because of the extra traffic expected for these two events all marshalltown schools will dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon. eric: sports news now the iowa state cyclones have another major win under their belts this morning. they took down the 4th ranked kansas jayhawks in ames last night. it wasn't looking great at
but in the second half the jayhawks went cold and the cyclones heated up. monte morris led the way for the clones with 21 points on the night. matt thomas abdel nader and georges niang all scored in the double digits as well. iowa state ended up running away with a win in the second half . final score 85 to 72. the cyclones are on the road against fifth-ranked texas a&m saturday. and it's a great year to be an iowa hawkeye. this is the first time ever iowa has had a team ranked in the top 3 in both football and basketball. fran mccaffrey's team was up to number three in monday's new ap poll the hawks' highest ranking since 1987. only oklahoma and unc are above them. they'll have some tough competition this week though travelling to maryland to take on the terps on thursday. more big news for the hawkeyes star player jarrod uthoff is , getting some national attention he is one of 20 -- some national attention. he is one of 20 players nationally to be named to the oscar robinson player of the year trophy watch list. elizabeth: i thought for minute
metinka: at least through the morning. it may be coming down later this afternoon. right now, it is risk. 25 miles per hour in some places. like flurry activity and a light mist. . it is all tracking off to the south east. we are not expecting any more accumulation. temps will be heading nowhere fast. still in the upper 20's across upper iowa. tomorrow, temperatures and start to creep up into the mid-30's. a gets better at -- it gets better at the end of the week with highs act in the 30's. -- highs back in the 30's. eric: more big stories now a des moines woman says she's alive this morning all thanks to her dirty dishes. seconds after walking into her kitchen a dart bus crashed into janet brown's living room. it happened at the corner of east douglas and cambridge about 5:30 last night. that's just north of park fair mall. one passenger on the bus says the driver had a medical issue and lost control. the driver and another passenger
passerby tore the doors off the bus and helped them escape. brown says the crash nearly destroyed her house. >> i was just sitting in the living room and i got up to going to the kitchen to do my dishes and the whole house just shook everything just started falling out. eric: in addition to losing her home brown is worried about her , six cats who disappeared when the bus hit. the des moines police department and dart are investigating the cause of the crash. elizabeth: des moines police are trying to determine if the death of an influential des moines architect was accidental. 62-year-old kirk blunck was found dead sunday in the stairwell of the teachout building at east 5th and locust downtown. blunck owned that building and his business is located there. blunck was in the news recently after many of his tenants complained of unsafe living conditions in several of his rental properties. and this morning we are expecting an update on the death of 71-year-old norma mcneeley. she was found dead sunday
home at 14:13 pioneer road. -- at 1413 pioneer road. kcci has been told to expect new information later this morning so stick with us on air and online at kcci.com for the latest. eric: a family in elk horn is using their tragic story to help spread the importance of getting a flu shot. >> yes, she got sick and she passed away even after she had it. think of all the kids and adults that didn't pass away. eric: three-year-old ayzlee mccarthy fell deathly ill of the flu just days after christmas in 2014. she died at blank children's hospital just 48 hours after being diagnosed. now more than a year after ayzlee's death her family is sponsoring flu shot clinics in her name. their effort saw more than 150 people turn out to get the flu shot this year up from only 30 people at the same clinics last year. >> new details about the daring
latest on the search. and billion dollar blizzard. the staggering new pricetag of the east coast snowstorm plus the lingering problems in a live report. that is coming up next. before the break we want to give you a check on traffic. it will be one of those mornings where you need to give yourself a couple of extra minutes. we still have snow and ice on the roadways. give yourself some extra time. right now, things look pretty good. look the roads and see if we can see how covered they are. a few people out there making
give yoursge: 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.
>> 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.
you're waking up to slippery roads after we picked up an inch of snow in central iowa. slushy out there. the d.o.t. roadmaps. a couple of more flurries and morning. the temperatures will be holding moines is 28 degrees. those wind chills will be in the teens.
it is a good thing they wind will be shifting. it is going to usher in some great temperatures it back into the 40's by the end of the week. he tells coming up. -- details coming up. shaina: new information right now in the hunt for three escaped inmates in california. security experts in santa ana say it is likely the inmates had inside help to pull off their escape. the 3 men disappeared from their cells early friday after sawing through a metal gate, crawling through plumbing tunnels and climbing down a rope made of bed linens. they are considered armed and dangerous and people are being asked to stay vigilant as police search for them. two anti-abortion activists who prompted an investigation into planned parenthood are now facing criminal charges themselves. a texas grand jury made the decision to indict center for medical progress founder david daleiden and activist sandra merritt on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record. the pair were behind secretly recorded videos allegedly showing planned parenthood
tissue for profit. and japanese auto parts maker takata is in more trouble. a tenth death has been linked to the company's faulty airbags. as a result u.s. regulators have added five million more cars to the recall now at 24 million vehicles. takata's airbags have been found to explode when activated sending shards of metal and , glass flying toward the driver or passengers. eric: economic headlines now plans are moving forward for a , new quik trip downtown. the des moines city council has approved the site plan appeal. the new store would be located at 1200 keo way right next to a new kum and go and a git n go making the quik trip the third , convenience store in a two-block stretch. >> 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. eric: peabody award winning journalist tom brokaw spoke at the greater des moines partnership's annual dinner last night. the event was sold out with more than 1400 people at the
convention center. elizabeth: oil prices are opening 6% lower today, ending below the $30 per barrel mark on monday. that sent stocks much lower the dow ended down more than 208 points. the nasdaq fell more than 72. the s&p 500 was down almost 30 points. trying to improve your credit score may actually put you at risk in the long run. the federal trade commission says scammers are taking advantage of people looking for credit repair services. officials say it's probably a scam if the company asks for payment upfront. or they suggest giving false information when applying for a loan. the ftc says some credit scammers are even turning their clients into criminals by giving them an entirely new credit identity through a stolen social security number. eric: super bowl tickets are very expensive this year for the game between the carolina panthers and the denver broncos. right now the website seat geek says the average resale price
a pair of club seats near the 50-yard line even sold for $12,000. of course you can watch the game from your home for free right here on kcci on february 7. also this morning even ice cream is getting political. ben and jerry's co-founder ben cohen created a small batch of ice cream in honor of his favorite candidate, bernie sanders. it's called bernie's yearning mint flavored ice cream with , chocolate chips. cohen is giving away 25 pints of the ice cream in a contest run by sanders' campaign. elizabeth: i don't know about the name. i will give it a try definitely. metinka, we have a little bit of stuff coming down still here it metinka: it has been -- still. metinka it has been coming down. the accumulation's have stopped. two inches across central iowa. getting over 2.5 inches.
airport, 1.2 inches officially. it is spread over to the great lakes. our weather is going to be quiet with a little bit of flurry activity. tomorrow, another fast-moving system will die than from the northwest. there may be a few snow flurries by wednesday afternoon. otherwise, it should not impact your travel plans. great weather on tap for the end of the week. much warmer temperatures. highs will be getting back to the 40's. where waking up to a few snow flurries. there are more snow showers up to the north, across minnesota. you still may see a snowflake from time to time. you see the roads are little slushy this morning. make sure and give yourself some extra time to get where you are going. the freeway is looking a little glossy.
28 degrees right now. gravity warm coats if your -- grab the warm coats if you're heading out early this morning. the feels-like temperature will be hovering in the teens. you will be fighting that on the roadways. tomorrow, highs back in the 30's. 40's on tap for the end of the week and into the weekend. we will be melting away all of this new snow and old eyes hiding underneath of it. the next weather maker is going to bring with it rain or snow. keep your fingers crossed. eric: thank you metinka. elizabeth: shaina, any issues on the road so far? cynthia: you'll need to give yourself some exit time -- shaina: you'll need to give yourself some exit time. you might slide a little bit.
this point. some mobile speed units to tell you about. elizabeth: stuck in the snow. so glad this isn't iowa. we go live to washington for the big dig out next. 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.
eric: welcome back to kcci. parts of the east coast are still digging out this morning after a record snow storm this weekend. this is in martinsburg, west virginia, where one doctor isn't letting the snow get in his way of helping his patients. dr. daryl larusso hopped on his tractor and drove it through three feet of snow to
get to his office even picking up a few coworkers along the way. he says what's normally a
almost an hour. in washington, d.c., hundreds of people headed to capitol hill to sled monday. sledding on the hill was banned until recently and with several area businesses and schools still close, -- still closed, kids of all ages went
out and had a little fun. elizabeth: and some animals are loving the d.c. snow as well. tian-tian is a panda at the national zoo and a video of him rolling around in the snow when it first started falling went viral seen by more than 57 , million people online. this video was posted to twitter monday showing he's still having a great time playing around in the snow. today they are still digging out. erika nikole killion joins us from washington. they saw two feet of snow here how are things looking today? nikole: we wished they were as enjoyable as the panda made it seem. the dig out continues.
closed here to the white house also canceling its daily briefing. the president set to stay indoors. something -- some things are starting to get back to normal slowly. airports have reopened. our mass transit system is back up
and running did some of the smithsonian museums are opening. schools are staying close until at least tomorrow. guys? elizabeth: do we know the financial cost of this storm yet? nikole: pretty extraordinary. 2.5 -- from $2.5 billion to 3.5 billion dollars. that is according to moody's analytics. that only represents lost income, as well as spending that did not happen while people were hunkered down. it doesn't account for damages that may have occurred because of the storm, whether that be to
eric: waiting for melting there. nicole, thank you for joining us. new stories ahead at 5:30 we know you're waking up and wondering what's it like out there? we've been out and about overnight so we can bring you the latest road conditions and school delays. plus, decisions, decisions. democrats show their differences on stage in des moines ahead of the iowa caucus. alyx: analysts are starting to weigh in for the caucus. six days away. what they think the turnout is looking like. that story ahead. elizabeth: and we leave you this half hour with a beautiful photo from astronaut scott kelly aboard the international space station. he's spending one year in space . he just finished up day 304. what a beautiful picture.
this morning. >> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: dart bus derailed. the possible reason the driver lost control and what the homeowner saw seconds after the crash. eric: too dangerous to drink. we're learning about a new water problem in ohio and finding out when officials knew about the problem for months before telling anyone. elizabeth: and he's a long way from home.
iowa and what brought him here this tuesday morning, january 26. quite a sight. welcome back, everyone. i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: i'm eric hanson along with shaina and metinka. i was driving -- how was your drive? the interstates were fine. metinka: it was pretty smooth. watch out for the side streets. 28 in des moines. a couple of flurries and the wind is brisk. it will probably be a factor in your commute. coming in from the northwest. today, the coolest day of the next seven, great news, headed for the 30's tomorrow and a great day -- a great stretch of melting conditions with highs in the 40's and the warmer temperatures stick with us through the weekend. eric: a quick look at the roads before you venture out yourself.
des moines overnight. side streets still sloppy, your tires might spin a little, especially at intersections. the plows are out we saw them overnight but it does take time to reach every single street. 35 are pretty good. this is a live look at 35 and ankeny,
not many problems. the road conditions, a lot of coloring lighting up 511ia.org. a lot of partially covered roads, a lot of pink too for that matter. completely covered in spots both west and northeast of des moines. school delays -- audubon and interstate 35 schools both on a two-hour delay. if we get more, you'll see them on the bottom of your screen and at kcci.com. elizabeth: and now to commitment 2016 news, the democrats showing their differences last night on stage at a town hall forum in des moines. brian webb shows us their final
sen. sanders: i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on this issue. hillary clinton: there are very different visions, different values, different forces at work, and you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter. eric: i -- elizabeth: a little bit of trouble with the audio. iowans will caucus for their candidates six days from now. kcci's alyx sacks has been talking with our political analysts
-- any insight on this year's turnout, alyx? alyx: elizabeth, political analysts say the attention this race has nabbed so far could help push never before caucus
perspective locations monday. some are predicting a record turn out for the republicans due to the sheer size of the pool and the colorful race thus far. the last record being 121,000 from 2012. however, the data doesn't
necessarily support a record turnout right now. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says a great indicator is the number of new party registrations. and as of january 1, that number was flat. >> if there is a significant boost in turn out on the republican side, that's likely to benefit donald trump although ted cruz believes he can get a greater turn out of conservative evangelicals. but most people think a significant boost on the republican side would help trump. on the demacratic side, the assumption is significant boost in turn out would help bernie sanders. alyx: coming up at 6:00 a.m., what are nsa will be the key to the last six days, they will be looking with the key strategy.
elizabeth: thank you. front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton both have rallies in marshalltown today. trump's event will be at the marshalltown high school roundhouse gym starting at 5:00. and clinton's rally will be at miller middle school at 8:30. those events will force marshalltown schools to dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon because of the extra traffic and time needed by campaign staff to prepare. other candidates in iowa today include republicans rick santorum, mike huckabee, marco rubio, ben carson, ted cruz and carly fiorina. on the democratic side, bernie sanders also has events planned for today. eric: more big stories this morning. a des moines women is thankful to be alive after a dart bus crashed right into her house. >> i went into the living room, and everything was, the walls were in, it was destroyed. eric: just seconds before the crash, janet brown walked into her kitchen. a passenger on the bus said the
seizure and lost control. that driver and one passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries. brown says she can't live in her home now because of the structural damage. dart and des moines police are investigating the crash. we will be following up with des moines police today as they investigate the death of well-known architect kirk blunck. the 62-year-old was found in the stairwell of the teachout building at east 5th and locust over the weekend. blunck owned the building and his business is located there. police are trying to determine if his death was accidental. and des moines police are also promising an update later today in the murder of 71-year-old norma mcneeley. she was found dead in the basement of her home on pioneer road early sunday morning. police say her death was violent and they continue to follow some leads. the update should come this afternoon. shaina: right now, the head of ohio's epa is calling for a criminal investigation into a water treatment plant. an operator in sebring failed to
be drinking dangerous water. in the past year, officials say dangerous levels of lead and copper were found in seven of twenty older homes. but officials didn't issue a public notice until last week. schools in sebring are cancelled today for the third day in a row. also right now, you're looking at a piece of metal debris that washed up on a beach in thailand . officials now confirming it is not from the missing malaysia airlines flight 370. a japanese rocket maker has said the piece is likely part of a rocket launched by japan. take a look at this. a precarious perch for homes in california. the apartment building is on a cliff that is crumbling into the ocean. scientists are blaming it in part on the el nino winter the high tides are taking more of the cliffs. people who live in the apartments have been ordered out but some are refusing to leave. eric: you would be afraid to go home if that was my house di. just shovel were the snow.
metinka: an inch of snow around central iowa and gusty winds blowing it around, 20 to 25 miles per hour might because he some re-freezing on the roads and it will be a headache to drive in. more flurries across century -- central iowa. marshalltown and spreading to the southeast, not expecting it to accumulate and highs to make below freezing, a pro-20's to near 30 degrees and he feels like temperatures in the teens so bundle up. we turned the corner tomorrow with highs in the 30's and 40's wilson follow. -- will soon follow. elizabeth: the debate over funding your child's education has started at the statehouse. the house has voted for legislation that would set a new growth rate for basic aid to schools. the bill now heads to the senate where lawmakers say the proposed increase is not enough. the chambers are expected to go back and forth with procedural votes before the issue is debated through. eric: also at the statehouse, a house panel has given initial
the bill would remove the age limit for children to use a handgun under the supervision of a parent. current law requires the child to be at least 14-years-old. several bills in the house this session propose expanding gun rights. the cyclones pulled off a big win last night. hear the cool comment from espn about the role hilton magic plays. elizabeth: plus, 197 days and counting and the iowa state fair reveals the first grandstand act. when you can buy tickets. no shirt, no problem in subzero temperatures, the funny moment that happene 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
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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: the roads may be a little bit slippery over last night's one to two inches of snow. a lot of color on the map, like blues and pinks, partially to mostly snow-covered across a good portion of the state and better conditions across the stout -- state. we still have patchy freezing drizzle and that may slow you down. temperatures steady to where they are now, the wind will make a big difference. coming in from the northwest and
wind chills in the mid-teens. today is the coldest of the next eight, a great-looking warm-up in your 8 day forecast. >> nader. [applause] this is a w. and another sloppy play. eric: probably a long ride back to kansas for the jayhawks. iowa state blew past 'em last night, 85-72. things started out a little sluggish for the cyclones but hilton magic soon kicked in. monte morris had 21 points, georges niang had 19, and abdel nader added 17. our tony seeman was there covering it. he said the game and atmosphere was awesome. and check this out, seth greenberg from sportscenter knows what hilton magic can go he said hilton magic is real. they've got this wooden roof on this building when those people get fired up, that noise, that
these people they're not passionate, they're fanatical about the cyclones.
they're not watching the game, they're participating in the game. you feel it when you are there. iowa state now ranked 14th they play fifth ranked texas a&m this saturday. these big monday games are great. shaina: wake up earlier. eric: wake up at 2:00 to watch the game. elizabeth: the iowa hawkeyes playing pretty well too. they are ranked number three in the ap poll. the school says this is the first time its ever had a team ranked in the top 3 in both football and basketball. iowa is 16-3 overall this season, 7-0 in the conference. the hawkeyes next play at number eight maryland on thursday. shaina: football fans have one more big game to look forward to. 12 days now until super bowl 50 sunday, february 7 here on kcci. the denver broncos will play the carolina panthers in santa clara, california. check out this new video of the venue. levi's stadium is getting a
huge entertainment pavilions are taking shape in the parking lot. that looks pretty cool. the tent and trailer city for worldwide media coverage are already up and running. luxury suites are being built and the field is being prepped. we want our scott reister to take notice of all that because he'll be right there in the middle of it. he's headed to the super bowl next week. he will be reporting live, plus tweeting and facebooking all sorts of fun stuff starting next thursday here on kcci. elizabeth: a lot of work but fun. eric: a big even. that's a big event. well, while we're on the topic of big events we have some big news about the iowa state fair. eric: this guy, dierks bentley, is going to play the grandstand. his show is set for monday, august 15. bentley became the youngest member of the grand ole opry when he was inducted in 2005. mark your calendars, tickets go
10:00 a.m. elizabeth: something else making news across the state, a moose on the loose. viewer
daniel mauch of carroll snapped this picture near manilla over the weekend. he said his wife and kids got to see it and it's something they will always remember. there have been a few sightings of moose in iowa over the years -- the dnr says they likely come from northern minnesota. shaina: another picture that's gone viral -- the dog who accidentally finished a half marathon. ludivine the bloodhound turned up at the starting line of the race in alabama and trotted along with the runners for the entire 13.1 miles. she finished in seventh place. she got a medal then went home and took a nap. eric: get a dog bone. very deserving. ok, and we all know that anything can happen on live tv, right? check out this moment from the news in nashville.
next on kcci.ere are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor,
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cracks -- >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: an inch to two inches of last night and this is a beautiful photo of ducks enjoying the snow. the snow has stopped falling and it resulted in about one to two inches of snow. two inches in boone and newton 1.1 inches. that system has moved away although this morning we have a few lingering flurries and a little bit of patchy freezing drizzle in central iowa. the whole system pulling away from us but on the backside of it, a few more snow showers in minnesota and if they hold them across the northeastern half of the state.
accumulation but do not be surprised to see a few snowflakes and they will be wind whipped. a strong northwest wind. that will keep it feeling a little cool all day long. actual temperatures steady. the feels-like temperature's, dress for those, in the teens. iowa state in ames, a snowy morning, watch for slick spots, 28 in des moines. the freeway in great shape early, mainly wet but the side streets and on and off ramps that may have slush. temperatures holding steady with a light drizzle possible. today the coldest of the next date with melting temperatures headed our way, wednesday a huge improvement, sunshine by the afternoon and highs in the mid-30's. i the end of the week, 40's and temperatures in the 40's through the weekend. a great stretch of melting weather.
shaina: a little bit of pileup in some areas, snow, ice. a little bit of snow and ice so you may run into a couple of issues, give yourself a couple extra when you head out and you should be ok. no accidents yet. 600 40th street is your first mobile speed unit. 4400 south union street. the morning, 5000 northeast 22nd street. 7100 block of southeast goodell you drive. elizabeth: we hear it all the time we don't get enough sleep. eric: we'll tell you exactly how much you do need at any age, 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.
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eric: on the health alert, when it comes to treating heart disease, doctors may be providing better care for men than women. the american heart association says heart disease in women remains both underdiagnosed and undertreated, especially for african-americans. they say a woman's heart attack may have different causes and symptoms and some risk factors can be even more dangerous.
that a contributing factor in overweight children is a lack of sleep. sleep is important for growth, immune system, heart health, good behavior, and the ability to focus and concentrate in school. not enough sleep may mean not suppressing the appetite and making you want to eat more. according to the cdc, newborns should be sleeping an average of 16 to 18 hours a day. preschoolers, 11 to 12 hours. and school aged children should sleep about 10 hours a night. coming up today on "ellen," host of "extra" mario lopez stops by. he surprises ellen with flowers and his casa mexico tequila for her birthday. eric: mario also talks to ellen about spending time with his kids and what he got his kids for christmas. mario: he was fired up about a light saber. he got one and we can fight. he is two years old.
i love getting to be a kid again. that's a lot of fun. eric: mario also shares with ellen that he and his wife are going for number three. plus, they play a hilarious game called "bowl of interesting questions" while his mom is in the audience. that could be awkward
or interesting. that's all today on "ellen" right here on kcci at 4:00. elizabeth: kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news, here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. shaina: the roads a little bit messy, i will have the latest on conditions and school delays. metinka: we picked up one to two inches in central the lie -- in central iowa. >> we have our political analyst this morning, the key to winning that is a proven strategy and record turnouts, why some say this year more people will show up. eric: as we approach 6:00 a.m. here on kcci, roads may be a