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the day that the home that once stood here in rural wapello county burned to the ground. >> i saw the fire up across there and the further i drove the more i realized it was a house fire. marcus: he says once on scene he immediately called 911. he would later learn 20-year-old nathan messer and 22-year-old seth anderson were trapped on the top floor and died in that house fire. lyon learned early this afternoon that two men, now 28-year-old chris yenger and 27-year-old zachary dye, were arrested and are being held in the wapello county jail, each charged with two counts of felony murder for the deadly 2006 house fire. an investigation involving the wapello county sheriff, the iowa division of criminal investigation, and state fire marshall led to mondays arrests of yenger and dye. dci special agent mike motsinger says this was a cold case, not a forgotten case. >> it just goes to show, when people think they get away with
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hopefully, everyone is looking over their shoulders because we do take homicide seriously and will find them. marcus: lyon says his thoughts are now with the families of messer and anderson and he hopes after the pain both families can find closure. >> parents not only had to go through it initially, but now they have to go through the whole thing again. marcus: authorities say yenger and dye were involved in an altercation during a birthday party at the house and asked to leave. they believe that may be the reason the pair set the deadly fire. stacey: des moines police say still no arrests in sunday's murder of a woman on pioneer road. 71-year-old norma jean mcneeley's body was found inside the home. police have not released a cause of death, except to say it was suspicious in nature. steve: investigators are still looking for what caused a dart bus to go crashing through an eastside des moines home. crews pulled the bus out of the house today and put a fence around it to keep people out. the woman inside was not injured when the bus came smashing
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the bus driver and a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. stacey: icy roads may be to blame for a deadly accident south of tama on highway e-69. 52-year-old david ashburn died when his vehicle left the road around 8:00 last night and hit a culvert. ashburn was pinned inside the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at grinnell hospital. a missing persons case turning into a death investigation at the intersection of highway 5 and 137 in albia. leslie hartly had been reported missing. her car was found this morning just before 11:30 in a ravine near the intersection. the iowa state patrol is looking for the cause of the crash. steve: the roads here in central iowa are clearing up. most of the roads now showing green on the road conditions map. that means those roads have normal driving conditions. a few roads farther north are showing blue because they are partially covered with ice
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kurtis gertz is here now. anything on the road will not last long. kurtis: no doubt about that. northwest winds out there. initially, this is keeping the cool air in place but they will shift around to the southwest tomorrow. we will have some patchy fog late. i don't think it will be that widespread. new, 30 degrees. we will be around 35 at 3:00 p.m. look at the week ahead. it is a january thought. upper 30's on thursday, 40's on the way friday and saturday. a system arrives early next week. i'll have the breakdown on that coming up. stacey: with less than a week to go before the iowa caucuses the , presidential race on the republican side is neck and neck between donald trump and ted cruz. today's quinnapiac poll shows trump at 31%, cruz at 29%.
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3.8%, the race is effectively tied. marco rubio is in third with 13%. no other candidate is above 7% on the gop side. tonight, trump is holding a rally in marshalltown. this is a live picture from the rally. just minutes ago, trump held a news conference where he talked about the endorsement of arizona sheriff joe arpaio. laura terrell is there and she will have a report tonight at 10:00. kcci's vanessa peng talked to residents about trump's visit earlier today. she's live in downtown marshalltown. vanessa, what are marshalltown residents saying? vanessa: stacey, some residents say they want trump to skip town. here downtown, they had a whole bunch of culturally diverse
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meat processing plant jbs swift, has brought a flood of immigrants to marshalltown in the last 20 years. a major shift in demographics starting with the latino community, then burmese and sudanese immigrants and refugees. >> marshalltown is a microcosm of the united states we're just , getting there faster than other people. vanessa: so it's no surprise some residents aren't too happy about republican presidential candidate donald trump holding a rally in town. >> i just feel like since marshallown is so diverse that he really isn't welcome here especially since the minorities are the majority in , marshalltown. vanessa: the town of just under 28,000 is now more than a quarter latino. over at the public library, they've worked on including immigrants for years. the marshalltown public library has one of the largest bilingual collections for children in the state. we're a trusted course for >> quality information. for instance we help people get , their immigration forms. we want people to come here and feel comfortable.
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immigration rhetoric is making it difficult for his department to serve marshalltown's diverse community. >> i don't personally think some of the negative things mr. trump has said about immigrants is what real iowans truly feel. i guess we'll find out on caucus night. vanessa: chief tupper says oftentimes people believe crime -- oftentimes places with high immigrant populations will have high crime rates. but that hasn't been the case in marshalltown as crime rates have actually gone down. steve: one day after appearing at a cnn town hall meeting here in des moines, democratic president candidate hillary clinton is holding a rally of her own tonight in marshalltown. the rally will be held at the miller middle school in marshalltown. the doors open at 7:00. the rally starts at 8:30. polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders are running neck and neck on the democratic side in iowa, according to the
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today, sanders was trying to win over union workers in des moines. our chief political reporter cynthia fodor was there. cynthia? cynthia: sanders spoke to the united steelworkers union local 310, where a lot of the workers told me they are still undecided. ernest palmer plans to caucus for the first time, but is still on the fence. >> i haven't really made up my mind. i am hear to listen. cynthia: bridgestone firestone workers also listened to the speech, livestreamed from the union hall to the plant. sen. sanders: these trade agreements have been a disaster for working families in this country. they have benefitted ceos of large multinational corporations. cynthia: sanders pointed out his differences with clinton, leading the fight against the pacific rim trade deal, expanding social security, pushing for single payer healthcare for all. sen. sanders: what this campaign
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cynthia: saying he will win iowa if voter turnout is high, the senator admits he doesn't expect to do as well as obama in 2008. sen. sanders: the turnout was so extraordinary, nobody expected it. do i think we'll match that? i would love to see us do that, i hope weekend, frankly, i don't think we can. cynthia: change your mind at all? >> i am still undecided. >> i think he's short on international experience. >> i think bernie's down to earth, what he says about entitlements, social security, i believe he'll step up and do all that. cynthia: and there's no question about this firestone employee's allegiance. >> are you kidding? i think i almost got just as much air time as he does. cynthia: quinnipiac university, which released the republican poll we showed you earlier, plans to release a new one on the democratic race tomorrow. and we of course will have the
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stacey: also on the campaign beat, polk county's sheriff says he's running for re-election. bill mccarthy was first elected sheriff in he was re-elected to 2008. the office in 2012 steve: new information tonight about a former kum and go convenience store worker who used a hammer to try and stop a suspected gas drive off. polk county prosecutors say glen zirbel agreed to pay 177 dollars to pay for damages to the suspect's car. back in september, zirbel was working at an ankeny kum and go, when he hit the vehicle with the hammer on the trunk. stacey: iowa's unemployment rate is holding steady. the rate in december was 3.4%, the 6th lowest in the country. that's the same as it was in november down from 4.2% at the beginning of 2015. more than 1,600,000 iowans were listed as employed. while iowa's unemployment rate was steady, the rate dropped in 25 other states. the sharpest declines are in missouri and oregon. 14 other states, including wyoming, north dakota, wisconsin and illinois saw increases in
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iowa lawmakers are told its going to cost big money to not only fix the historical building, but to make it smaller. steve: also riots and a fatal , bus accident now has campustown in ames considering security cameras. what they need to know before they proceed. and, a long-time favorite barbeque place is returning for the iowa caucuses. why you really have to hurry to grab a bite. there 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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a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask you to join with us at the caucuses on monday night.
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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. stacey: a favorite of barbeque lovers and long-time caucus workers is re-opening in des moines, but for one weekend only. steve: legendary big daddy's barbeque on east 14th street, near east high school, has been out of the sit down and eat it here restaurant business since 2008. but the owners say they will open up just the drive-up window on saturday, sunday, and monday only. that's it. down through the years, big
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candidates and former presidents , like ronald reagan and bill clinton. campustown in ames is considering putting in security cameras to monitor the neighborhood. a number of incidents in the past year, from the april veishea riots to a deadly hit and run bus crash, has increased security interest in the idea. the campustown action association is asking for input sending out an online link today , to the survey to students, staff, and faculty. the results of the survey will be sent to city staff. iowa lawmakers were told today that it will take big money to make the state historical building smaller. the head of the iowa department of cultural affairs says they will need $80 million to not only fix structural problems like the leaky roof but also to , renovate the building shrinking it from , 230,000 square feet to 155,000-square-feet. the renovations would also feature a new entrance and more outdoor space.
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private money. stacey: a little bit of a break from our typical winter weather. kurtis: sunshine, a january thaw on the way. low clouds hanging around pretty much statewide. schoolnet webcam in lamoni. wind-chill, 23. winds have quieted down out of the west at seven. snowfall yesterday officially was just over an inch. normal through this date is 18.9. here is your planner. wind-chill around 19th 7:00 a.m. still a little bit of a chill. i think a little bit of patchy fog tomorrow morning. 70 degrees at 7:00 a.m. 30 degrees by noon.
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back edge of these going to start the -- fair to cross the river. if you are traveling, look at the warmer air to the west. mid-50's in kansas. 50's as close by is wichita. minneapolis, 35. some cooler air up to the east. this ridge moves out. this week system will kick up the wind from the southwest. we will see some afternoon clouds, probably no precipitation with that system, maine -- maybe a few flurries in extreme northeastern iowa. here is our sunshine tomorrow. should last right around the lunch hour and then the clouds slowly return tomorrow afternoon. these clouds moved out.
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gets going with some sunshine. it looks like we will stay with sunny skies as we move into friday. temperatures tonight down in the teens. we could get some patchy fog as the night goes along. not strong winds early on. some gusts around 23 miles per hour. best chance for sunshine early, 35 degrees. mostly sunny thursday, upper 30's. friday, sunshine and 45 degrees. not a record center for friday. saturday's high, 65 in 2012. 46 is going to feel awfully good. sunday, some clouds. 41 with a week system that will move through sunday night into monday.
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cooler air midweek next week. stacey: it was a big monday with for the cyclones. steve: 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,
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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.
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leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: it's amazing how quickly things can change. two weeks ago, panic was setting in amongst cyclone fans. the men's hoops team that was ranked as high as #2 in the country, but had lost to texas to fall to 1-3 in big 12 play. and the next 4 looked daunting , to say the lease. but look what happens when you sprinkle a little hilton magic. isu has road wins at kansas state and tcu and knocked off #1 , oklahoma and #4 kansas on back-to-back mondays at hilton. they are scoring a lot of points but the change happened on the defensive end. >> we held the right at the 40% bark, defensive field-goal percentage. i'm proud of these guys and we have to keep building. >> i think we guarded better, especially myself. i think in the first half, i
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my teammates and coaches put emphasis on defense. i tried to get us going a little bit. andy: the cyclones stepped out top-five showdown. texas a&m, part of the big 12 sec challenge. saturday at 1:00 on espn. showdown on deck. the #3 ranked iowa hawkeyes put their highest ranking since 1987 on the line when they visit thursday maryland. the hawks are rolling, undefeated in the big ten. they had already one day at its lansing -- they have already one bank at east lansing. >> there is so much noise. it is hard to communicate sometimes. you have to pull each other over and help and support one another on the floor.
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whether they of the first scene or the 14th seed, you have to stay confident. if the crowd gets into it, the building is shaking, you have to keep a level head. andy: thursday at 6:00, live on espn. the old phrase it's great to be a hawkeye, here is a picture. the first time the football and basketball teams have been ranked in the top three nationally at the same time. during get illinois state tonight on fox sports midwest. also, a busy night of high school basketball. indianola and johnston, plus
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steve:resident, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east. as president, i will.
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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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kurtis: better weather out there, that is nice. tonight, a little cold at times with a couple areas of re-freeze. sunshine breaks free for a little bit tomorrow. upper 30's on thursday, sunshine. 40's friday right through the weekend. it looks like a bigger system arriving tuesday of next week. steve: breaking news from the campaign trail. donald trump's campaign manager says donald trump will not be participating in the republican debate on thursday. let's more on that coming up at the news at 10:00. other candidates, more on them as well. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to
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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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