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today on kcci - new clues in the death of former hawkeye tyler sash! the condition he had that no one knew about! deadly confrontation - the armed protest at an oregon wildflife refuge ends in gunfire - new information overnight about what happened in the final seconds! and donald trump skipping the final republican debate! what he'll be doing instead - and what his rivals have to say about it! also this morning - overnight in jefferson - a popular restaurant burns! we're following the latest developments on that as well this wednesday morning! welcome back everyone, it's x:00 on january 27th - i'm elizabeth
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we start with new information in the deaths of two well-known iowans. first former hawkeye tyler sash. the new york times reports sash suffered from c- t-e before he was found dead at age 27 from an accidental overdose. cte is a degenerative brain disease linked to concussions. in an interview with the new york times, tyler's brother and mother said they know of several
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his 16 years playing football. he was cut by the new york giants in 2013 after his fifth known concussion. doctors say the severity of the cte found in sash's brain was at a 2 on a 0 to 4 scale.. which they say is abnormally high for someone his age. now to the death investigation of des moines architect kirk blunck. the polk county medical examiner is calling it suspicious. the register reports the m-e did not elaborate on that, only that there was no evidence of blunck being assaulted. he was found dead sunday in the stairwell of his east village office building. des moines police say two men in their 20s reported the death. and back to the new developments overnight in the standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge. shaina humphries following this - and is it all over with, shaina? eric - that's the big question right now - it does appear some protestors are still at the refuge, but the leader ammon bundy is behind bars. the fbi stopped seven of the protestors as they drove to a
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and killed during the exchange. the protestors have been at the refuge for more than three weeks, in a dispute over public lands. oregon's governor is again asking for patience as officials try to resolve the occupation. we do anticipate a news conference later this morning. and new details in that terror plot that was thwarted in milwaukee! the fbi got a tip back in september that 23-year-old samy mohamed hamzeh was planning a domestic attack. hamzeh then discussed his plans to attack a masonic temple with two federal informants. hamzeh was found in possession of illegal machine guns and a silencer. commitment 2016! two shakeups in the race for the white house! donald trump will boycott tomorrow's republican debate. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders has a meeting with president obama! nikole killion is in washington with the latest campaign developments. trump's campaign says not only is trump not participating, he plans to hold an event raising
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< nats > dumped by trump ... < donald trump/ ) presidential candidate: "fox is playing games. fox is going to make a fortune."> donald trump... backing out of a fox news republican debate tomorrow night... the last one before the iowa caucus. his reason... moderator megyn kelly who tweeted out the news. < donald trump/ ) presidential candidate: "i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third rate reporter. i think she frankly is not good at what she does and i think they could do a lot better than megyn kelly."> in a statement, fox news stood by its anchor writing: "he can't dictate the moderators or the questions." < sen. ted cruz/ ) presidential candidate: "i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one- on-one debate with me."> ted cruz, among several g-o-p candidates weighing in ... < sen. marco rubio/ ) presidential candidate: "i like megyn kelly. i think she does a good job."> meantime... democrats facing a big shakeup of their own with bernie sanders meeting today with president obama in the oval office -- giving a nod to his 2008 campaign. < sen. bernie sanders/ ) presidential candidate: "look obama in 2008 ran a campaign which is really going to stay in the history
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campaign. > the white house says today's meeting will be private and there's no "formal agenda." in washington, i'm nikole killion. one presidential hopeful who is not complaining about tomorrow's g-o-p debate -- rand paul. the kentucky senator is back in the main lineup, along with the other top tier candidates. tomorrow's debate starts at 8pm here in des moines at the iowa events center.. it's sponsored by fox news. the democrats have their own debate controversy going on right now. tuesday.. one of new hampshire's top newspapers announced it's teaming up with msnbc for a democratic debate on february 4th .. right before that state's primary. the head of the dnc however.. says it has no plans to sanction any new debates. so far martin o'malley is the only candidate to officially sign on.. but a clinton spokesperson says she will join on if bernie sanders agrees to as well. clinton and sanders will be making stops in iowa again today... along with fellow democrat martin o'malley. on the republican side... rick santorum, carly fiorina, mike
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rubio, ted cruz and john kasich all have campaign stops across the state. kcci will have complete commitment 2016 coverage throughout the day on air and online at kcci dot com. new this morning - an overnight fire broke out at the pizza ranch in jefferson! these are pictures sent into us by viewer
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street. another viewer called us just a couple hours ago saying the fire is now out.. and they did see some damage to the building. we have not heard the extent of the damage or if there were any injuries. stick with kcci for updates on this. almost a decade after two people were killed in a house fire in rural wapello county... investigators now say the victims were murdered. police arrested chris yenger and zachary dye on monday in connection to the fire. officials say yenger crashed a birthday party at the house the night of the fire in 2006... and was asked to leave. that's what they believe led he and dye to start the fire... that killed 20-year-old nathan messer and 22- year-old seth anderson. des moines city officials unveiled new plans last night to fix a dangerous stretch of unveiled new plans last night to fix a dangerous stretch of hubbell avenue on des moines' east side. the area near east euclid and hubbell is well know for being a hot spot for broadside crashes. the city wants to rework the intersection and swap stop signs for stop lights.
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along hubbell to stop drivers from turning. jennifer mccoy: it keeps the corridor moving. however, it helps address those broadside and left hand turn crashes because you don't have a lot of in and out activity along a wide varity of points along the corridor. eric: the city hopes to finalize plans, find funding, and complete the hubbell avenue changes by 2018. elizabeth: new recommendation for new moms. the kind of screening doctors will now be doing, and why des moines hospitals are already ahead of the curve. eric: and a new concern for women who are pregnant. the cdc adds even more countries to the list of places threatened by the zika virus. what you need to know right before spring break. alyx: the conversation we need to have at loved ones now rather than later. helping families prepare for alzheimer's. shaina: traffic is starting to pick up as people had to work.
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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. elizabeth: welcome back. right now, they're still cleaning up around the east coast after this weekend's blizzard. this is video from charleston, west virginia tuesday. three and a half feet of snow fell there, and crews are still working to get all of the snow off the roads. eric: and check this out. some in new york are looking to use the snow to make some cash. they built an igloo in brooklyn and put it up on air bnb for $200 a night. as offers started coming in, but
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down. the igloo is still standing though, and the builders are using it to host friends instead. i guess it would be a neat experience if nothing else. metinka: yeah, especially if you have never been in snow before. we are trying to get rid of hours. we are dealing with patchy fog and melting will be possible with highs heading above freezing to near 35 degrees. we will have sunshine and clouds and maybe a late day flurry to the north. this warm-up will feel so nice. we have warmer conditions heading our way as well. we will top out in the mid 40's and it will feel wonderful. winter is not them with us yet and it will arrive again by the start of next week. beginning tuesday, we expect snow to arrive and it is still too early to talk about how much snow we can expect. we can see moderate to heavy snow totals with heavy wind with the system.
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state tuesday and wednesday with hazardous travel plans. elizabeth: new this morning, a recent report reveals alzheimer's disease is on the rise and not slowing down. now local specialists are speaking out on the effects of aging on the brain. kcci's alyx sacks is following this story this morning. so alyx, what kind of an increase are we talking about here? alyx: elizabeth, according to the alzheimer's association more than 5 million people have alzheimer's disease. that number is expected to increase 40% by 2025. because of the need to educate the public on the aging process, specialists from around the area are coming together to host a free 6-month speaker series at drake university. that series kicked off last night with a geriatric physician from broadlawns explores the idea of a healthy lifestyle from the food you eat to brain exercises to keep your mind sharp to help combat negative side effects of aging.
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out there that we really don't diagnose until after they've passed on or moved into the dementia stage. but there are things that can be done to help mitigate it and make it easier. al the next program isy february 23x:. that topic will be supporting our parents. i have a list of all the topics on my facebook page. coming up, we speak to a local professional about the common struggles they see iowans facing as they care for their loved ones. more at 6:30. elizabeth: this morning there are new health recommendations that would impact all mothers in the u.s. a government task force is now calling on doctors to screen pregnant women and new mothers for depression. new data shows one in seven women experience depression during and immediately after pregnancy. here in the metro, hospitals have actually been ahead of the curve. both mercy medical center and unitypoint health have conducted depression screenings for the
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now health care providers across the state may have to follow their lead. angela gravy: if we do miss those red flags and they come up, that's where you hear those stories on the news of things gone terribly wrong with postpartum depression. elizabeth: local mother heidi anfinson was convicted of drowning her son, leaving his body in saylorville lake. her case gained national attention in 1998, leading to widespread awareness of how to identify and prevent post-partum depression. shaina: sticking with health news. new developments right now in the zika virus. world health officials are warning travelers, specifically pregnant women, to take extra precautions if traveling to latin america or the caribbean. the zika virus is spread by a specific species of mosquito that has not yet been found in the u.s. symptoms are mild in most affected people, but the virus has been linked to birth defects like an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain. right now, the cdc is advising pregnant women to avoid travelling to countries where the virus is active.
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flint, michigan is getting more help in the middle of its water crisis. companies like walmart, pepsi, coca cola, and nestle have all pledged to deliver nearly 200 truckloads of bottled water to the city. that includes 6.5 million bottles of water for thousands of school children. flint's drinking water is contaminated with lead, so it's not useable or drinkable. and right now ford is recalling nearly 400,000 ranger pickup trucks because of faulty airbag inflators linked to takata airbags. this comes after a driver was killed when an airbag inflator exploded in his 2006 ranger. the affected trucks are from the 2004 to 2006 model years. u.s. regulators recently expanded a takata airbag recall to include five million more vehicles. eric: more economic news now. bloomberg business reports meredith is close to walking away from a merger attempt with media general. a termination agreement between the two companies could reportedly be announced as soon as today.
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merger attempt, nexstar would buy media general for a previously agreed upon $2.3 billion. thousands of pork producers will be in downtown des moines today and tomorrow for the iowa pork congress. the nation's largest winter swine tradeshow runs from 9am to 5pm today at the iowa events center. several seminars will be held throughout the day, and tonight, the iowa pork producers association will hold their annual banquet to honor the new class of master pork producers. on wall street, markets had a good day tuesday. the dow ended the day up 282 points. the nasdaq gained about 49. and the s&p 500 added more than 26. turns out all day make muffins are bringing in big money for mcdonald's. the fast food giant says sales jumped 6% in the first quarter of 2016. in addition, mcdonald says it's revamped to menu and digital apps and kiosks that let you
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mcdonald's is also testing new food items including sweet potato fries and mac & cheese. and shares of weight watchers shot up 20% on tuesday after oprah winfrey said she lost 26 pounds on the plan. oprah owns about 10% of the company. that means she made about $12.5 million in one day. in addition to losing weight. that's good on both fronts. lose weight and make money. elizabeth: we have a pretty good day ahead. metinka: that's right, we have some great weather and it gets started today. turning out cool but it ends up milder with highs above freezing. we will see melting and it will be nice to see sunshine as well. clouds will begin to move back in and it will be breezy. you will still need coats and hats. temperatures across the northwest have been falling into the teens and wind chills are in
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remember to bundle up. wearing shorts. it is way too soon for that. we have visibility concerns to the west where sioux city has improved to a mile and a half but as you go toward audobon county, you will see visibility low. we have a blanket of cloudiness heading to the east followed by clearing skies across western iowa. the north. across north dakota, this will track through minnesota bringing them some light snow showers and it may be clipping far northeast iowa this afternoon with a spray flurry. that will move toward the great lakes and warmer air is pulling across kansas with highs in the 50's and notice what happens over the next couple of days, milder temperatures continue to creep their way in toward tomorrow. more 30's and 40's in the forecast toward friday. widespread 40's across the
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kansas city, you may half 60 degrees on friday. in des moines we could use a taste of spring. 23 degrees and a feels like 10 to 13 with southwest wind at nine increasing today pulling and warmer temperatures. maybe a straight late they flurry. a great surge of whether through saturday with warming temperatures and a couple of flurries or sprinkles followed by the potential for a fairly significant winter storm by tuesday. elizabeth: let's see what's happening on the roads. are there any problems? shaina: not very much, the morning commute is underway but we are not in the rush. yet. we have no accidents so great news all around. we have a number of mobile speed units you will want to pay attention to. 2700 mlk, 2300 fleur drive, 3740
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outside of ankeny at 1600 northeast 70th avenue. and elkhart out 4200 northeast 90 4th avenue. elizabeth: the new way one iowa community is tackling the problem of gun violence, next on kcci.>> coming up, the armed standoff in oregon turns deadly with one killed and leaders under arrest. plus, how will donald trump's decision to skip the next debate shakeup the gop race. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much
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this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. [ horn honks ] okay, this is u.s. cellular, and this is verizon. now, same phones, but with u.s. cellular you get 6 gigs of 4g data for only $40 per month -- $20 less than verizon. and u.s. cellular's network was built to work in places like out here, here, and here. so, with all of that, why would you ever go to verizon? switch to u.s. cellular now and get 6 gigs of data for just $40 a month plus get $300 back.
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incident last september, when a 14-year-old boy shot and killed a 15-year-old. stacey walker: it's one thing to look at gun violence singularly, but we think we can be more effective if we take a broader approach, a deeper look if you will a systemic look at some of the problems we face. as a community, we need to address job creation and employment and housing. we need to address just a whole system of poverty. elizabeth: the task force says they will spend several months studying the root causes of the violence. the city council wants a preliminary report in june and a final report next december. eric: iowa hawkeye football coaching legend hayden fry will soon be standing full time in coralville. the city council there is planning to bring a life-sized bronze statue of fry to the iowa river landing district. mayor john lundell says the $36,000 statue should be ready
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fry-fest in september to mark the beginning of football season. elizabeth: we have more news stories in our next half hour. the latest from oregon, the armed protest still continuing despite the arrest of the group's leader and a deadly confrontation with police. plus, new information in the death of prominent des moines architect kirk blunck. and we're still following the overnight fire in jefferson. what a kcci viewer saw at the scene, ahead. eric: plus, the iowa music mystery in niagara falls. who is playing the iowa fight song over and over and over again on main street, ahead. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy.
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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, there is time for rest and grandchildren. 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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until the caucuses. seems like it's been a long road to get here but it's finally showtime. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge, along with shaina and metinka. if you are like me and put off getting rid of the snow in your driveway, your again -- you are getting help today. metinka: mother nature will help us out with a meltdown today and will be a nice january thaw. we are going to start out with sunshine and end up with a few clouds. temperatures continue to warm up over the next several days with highs into the mid 40's friday and saturday and maybe upper 40's. winter is not done with has yet and that makes a big comeback by tuesday. at this point it should wait until after the caucus but on tuesday to wednesday we are expecting a significant snow storm with a lot of snow and wind. shaina: right now, back to those new developments in oregon. it appears the armed standoff at
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this morning. after one person was killed. but it's not clear how many protestors are still there. this video shows the moment several of the protestors were arrested last night. they were stopped by the fbi as they headed to a community meeting. the arrests include the group's leader ammon bundy. officials said two protestors refused to surrender and shots were fired, unclear who fired first. the group's spokesman, lavoy finicum was the one killed. also right now, new information overnight in the death of prominent des moines architect kirk blunck. the polk county medical examiner told the register the death is suspicious. the 62-year-old was found at the bottom of a stairwell in an east village office building over the weekend. police said one person did hear a person fall but did not see it. the medical examiner says there are no indications he was assaulted. we're also following the overnight fire that damaged the pizza ranch restaurant in jefferson, these photos sent us to by a kcci viewer. it happened around midnight, several departments called in to put out the blaze. viewers told us they could see quite a bit of damage inside.
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firefighters there on the cause. and tyler sash's family is reacting to the new report showing the former hawkeye football star had cte. the degenerative brain disease has been linked to concussions in football. sash's family agreed to donate his brain to be tested for cte following his death in september. those tests showed an abnormally high level of cte for his age, 27. sash suffered multiple concussions over the years. during high school football at iowa and during his two years with the giants. sash's mother barnetta said the finding explains his irregular behavior before his death, "the part of the brain that controls impulses, decision-making and reasoning was damaged badly." the medical examiner has ruled sash died from an accidental overdose of painkillers. elizabeth: turning to commitment 2016 news. just one day before the next republican debate, donald trump says he'll boycott the event hosted by fox news channel. trump's move comes with less than a week before the iowa caucuses.
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frontrunner dropped out. don: the latest escalation in tensions came after fox news released this press release tuesday. saying in part, "we learned from a secret back channel that the ayatollah and putin both intend to treat donald trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president." the statement set the republican presidential front-runner off. trump: when they sent out the wiseguy press releases a little while ago done by some pr person along with roger ailes, i said bye bye. don: trump has been at odds with fox news since the first gop debate. angry at host, megyn kelly, for allegedly questioning him unfairly. kelly: trump is not used to not controlling things, but the truth is, he doesn't get to control the media. don: in a statement, the network says trump is still welcome at thursday night's event and will be treated fairly. don champion cbs news new york. elizabeth: trump's camp says
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he'll host a fundraising event for wounded veterans. on the democratic side. hillary clinton's campaign is pushing bernie sanders for another debate. it would take place after iowa, but before new hampshire on february 9th. it would not be sanctioned by the dnc. and right now sanders' campaign says he has no plans to take part. the new debate was announced tuesday, citing "overwhelming" calls from voters for another forum before the february 9th primary. clinton and sanders will be campaigning in iowa again today, along with fellow democrat martin o'malley. on the republican side, rick santorum, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, jeb bush, marco rubio, ted cruz and john kasich all have campaign stops across the state today. eric: more big stories. a deadly house fire from 10 years ago is now a murder case. spec. agt. motsinger: it just goes to show, when people think they get away with murder, we
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eric: wapello county authorities arrested chris yenger and zachary dye on monday. both are charged in the 2005 fire that killed 20-year-old nathan messer and 22-year-old seth anderson. authorities say the two were involved in an altercation at the house and were asked to leave. and believe that may be the reason the pair set the deadly fire. des moines has unveiled new plans to fix the east euclid and hubbell intersection. the area is well known for crashes. plans call for re-working the intersection and swapping stop signs for stop lights. the plan also calls for a median along hubbell in the area of east euclid to stop drivers from turning. they hope the whole project will be done by 2018. eric: new this morning, local specialists are preparing central iowa for an increase in alzheimer's patients. kcci's alyx sacks is here. how much of an increase are they -- how common is it?
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the number is expected to increase rapidly as the baby boomers generation ages. >> it goes undiagnosed and it is a deterioration process. after, i think the sad part of alzheimer's disease is people can be living life but they received overtime -- recede overtime and it is emotionally sad for everybody. alyx: local experts feel a need to ask -- educate iowans on the process. experts are coming together to host a six-month speaker series at drake university. the retirement community is one of the sponsors of the event. the more prepared people are in advanced about knowing what to expect, they hope to address aging issues. >> i think most people are somewhat scared of the aging process. and it's a little bit of an
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very important when it comes to where do we turn next and where can we go. too often, people wait until it's too late and it's a crisis situation. alyx: the next program is february 23. that topic will be supporting our parents. for a list of all the topics, check my facebook page. elizabeth: ahead, a heartbreaking loss. eric: a high school principal loses her life, but saves the lives of her students. her final act of bravery. elizabeth: plus, stunning video. the lesson police hope all drivers learn after watching it. eric: and vote for your favorite -- someone sure loves iowa in niagara falls. what's the deal with a fight song on repeat in main street ahead on kcci. metinka: mother nature will turn up the heat. we have a welcome january thaw that will take us to the weekend.
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metinka: good morning, quiet weather this morning and 23 in
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you will want to grab the winter coat and gloves. we have sunshine today and 35 so the january thaw begins. sidewalks will be in better shape. we have warmer temperatures on the way by friday and saturday with highs in the mid to upper 40's. shaina: thanks metinka. more new stories, a high school principal in indianapolis is being remembered this morning for an incredible act of bravery. principal susan jordan was walking students to their buses after school when one bus suddenly lurched forward and hit jordan and two 10-year-olds. she had just enough time to push other students out of the way. jordan was killed, the two students seriously injured. right now police are calling it a freak accident. they don't know why the bus jumped the curb. elizabeth: in florida, police hoping this dramatic video hits home. a trooper on the side of the highway is hit by a drunk driver. officials released this video as part of their move over campaign, telling drivers if emergency vehicles are on the
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over one lane, or slow down. the trooper was injured. he's still recovering. eric: it is such a tough workplace. it just shocks everybody to see it. elizabeth: in the morning buzz, there are all kinds of ways to show your support for a particular presidential candidate. check out the sweater this guy was wearing at a bernie sanders rally yesterday in des moines. one of the more unique things we've seen, covered in bernie. of course this is sold at raygun. that might not compare to the bernie buzz cut. this guy had bernie on his head. apparently he was pretty popular. you did a caption contest on facebook. eric: yes, here's a few. if you still got hair, might as well use it. we are just a hair away from caucus day. and 'hair's to bernie!'
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want to chime in. shaina: a little strange. but this is also strange. in niagara falls people are going crazy over the iowa fight why not? >> special tenants upstairs have have been here. eric: that's funny. shaina: because of the iowa fight song. for some reason it has played every day for the past six months over and over again. it is coming from an empty building and police have tried to get in touch with the owner but have not been able to. it turns out it is not breaking any laws because it is not loud enough to violate the noise ordinance. eric: quite a story there. shaina: i kind of like it as a mystery. eric: exactly, why iowa and niagara falls? we are now 11 days away from super bowl 50 on kcci.
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here is one of the three finalists. >> and there is your beautiful baby. any day now. >> really? you're eating doritos? he is eating doritos at my ultrasound. what i have to deal with. >> i know. [laughter] give me that. [shouting] eric: those commercials are just great. a viewer actually commented on that. elizabeth: they showed that online. we hope you're having a great wednesday morning so far. want to show you this amazing picture of the sunrise from space. astronaut scott kelly with another out-of-this-world picture from the international space station. metinka is back with that
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next on kcci. 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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metinka: good morning. weather is quiet as we start out but it is chilly across western iowa with readings into the teens and 20's across the eastern half of the state. overnight we had clouds and those clouds acted like a blanket to keep temperatures from getting to chilly. now those clouds are heading out of here so we could see sunshine today but don't be surprised if temperatures at home may befall a couple degrees before the sun rises. there is a system across north dakota and minnesota and and it will be tracking to the southeast. it might brush northeast iowa with a couple of stray flurries later on today and it will also bring afternoon clouds. before then it will end up nice. the january thaw gets going with highs in the mid 30's. sunshine for much of the day.
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southwest iowa and kansas city heading near 50 tomorrow followed by warmer conditions for friday and saturday. here in iowa we will be in the 30's and 40's, not that far away. kansas city will enjoy temperatures around 60. it is a little chilly, 23 degrees in des moines. a southwest wind and enough of a breeze to make it feel like 13 and wind chills are a factor early today and it will be breezy with southwest wind ushering in warmer temperatures. 35 degrees, sunshine, and we melt away some of that snow and underlying ice melting away over the next several days. warm weather sticks with us with highs in the mid to upper 40's. sunday we could have flurries or sprinkles but by tuesday and wednesday we will have to watch the storm system. eric: there will be melting on the roads. shaina: it will get messy but
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we are starting to get small patches across the metro as the morning commute picks up but nothing major. enjoy your standard commute. a few mobile speed units you will want to pay attention to. 2700 mlk and 2300 fleur drive with another from the police department at 3740 9th street. outside of ankeny at 1600 northeast 70th avenue and another in elkhart at northeast 94th avenue. eric: see who is now leaving the the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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elizabeth: news to go. our team of reporters with all the noon news you need to know this morning. eric: beginning with a report on tyler's ash. he had a degenerative brain disease known as cte. it has been linked to concussions in football. his family said he had several first and oskaloosa at iowa and later in the nfl where he played for the new york giants. sash's mother says it explained his irregular behavior before his death.
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medical examiner has called the death of kirk klunge suspicious. the 62-year-old was found at the bottom of the stairwell in an east village office building eric:. fire investigators and jefferson later this morning, a fire damaged a pizza ranch restaurant overnight. a kcci viewer said the blaze was out by 3:00 this morning and several departments were on the scene. alyx: another new poll into the newsroom. this one for the democratic candidates for president. quinnipiac university says bernie sanders now leads in iowa but just barely. sanders with 49% and clinton with 45% within the margin of error. martin o'malley with 4%. this poll shows 2% of likely caucus-goers are undecided. 19% admit they could change their mind. shaina: both democrats and republicans are battling over debates.
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donald trump told supporters in marshalltown he is skipping the foxnews debate because of megyn kelly. ted cruz responded by challenging donald trump to a one-on-one debate. for the democrats, there is a debate proposed in new hampshire after the caucuses. martin o'malley is the only one to sign on. bernie sanders will meet with president obama at the white house. it will be private and there is no formal agenda. eric: we will catch up with as many candidates in iowa as we can. clinton, sanders, o'malley in the state along with rick santorum, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, jeb bush, marco rubio, ted cruz, and john kasich and iowa. follow kcci for updates. elizabeth: a nice today is also ahead. metinka: weather will be quieter and milder. mother nature is kicking off the warming trend and we could use it. it is 23 but the sky is brightening up.
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heading for 35 degrees and temperatures keep getting better toward the weekend with highs in the mid to upper 40's friday and saturday followed by winter early next week. shaina: maybe hold off to get your car out. it might be messy out there but everything looks fine on the roads. we are accident free and drive times are normal. seven minutes to get downtown from the west mixmaster and six minutes from the east. further in the metro those are normal, 11 minutes from ankeny and 27 from indianola. eric: thank you so much for joining us all day, make sure you tune into kcci.com for the updates. here's the truth -- some have proposed to cut social security for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect.
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