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40's are still in the forecast. elizabeth: commitment 2016 news. senator ted cruz blasted donald trump saying he is too scared to debate. eric: ted cruz led a chat -- standing room only crowd at always supposed to be a pro-life rally. todd magel was there. senator cruz: the iowa caucuses begin hours from now. todd: ted cruz says time is running out which is why he is pounding donald trump sphere of megyn kelly. ted cruz: apparently mr. trump considers megyn kelly very scary. and you know donald is a fragile [laughter] she might ask a mean question and who knows what could happen.
todd: ted cruz modified his standard some speech to go after donald trump. the billionaire pulled out of the foxnews debate thursday night in des moines. ted cruz compares trumps moved to screwing up a job interview with voters. ted cruz: imagine you put up an ad in the help wanted pages looking for a new employee to administer the government and turn the ship of state around. imagine someone called you and said i would like the job but i'm not showing up for the interview. will you say? you're fired. todd: before he got back on his bus, ted cruz invited donald trump to another unscheduled debate in sioux city saturday night. ted cruz: how about the two of us in a one-on-one debate? eric: donald trump says he has already beaten ted cruz in all the debates and he tweeted that he asked canada if you should debate ted cruz again. elizabeth: marco rubio also
at wellman's pub in west des moines last night. marco rubio: 98% of the press coverage is on this thing saying donald trump won't show up, ted cruz is challenging him to one-on-one debate. interesting sideshow. this is not a show. this is serious. we cannot lose this election. we have to turn the country around now. we cannot wait another offer years. eric: the debate is happening at the iowa event center tonight, the debate before the caucuses and the donald trump will not be there. he says he will skip the debe because of moderator megyn kelly. he says she has treated him unfairly. david oman: you will have fewer insults and more of an opportunity for candidates to iowans.
david oman says trump's decision is a high risk move but stopped short of calling it a mistake. iowa voters we talked to are convinced it won't affect poll numbers. donald trump will have an event to benefit veterans organizations and starts at 7:00 at sheslow auditorium on tricks campus. make sure to follow us on facebook, twitter, and download our kcci app. elizabeth: a poll shows that bernie sanders still holds a slight lead over hillary clinton. the quinnipac university poll shows sanders with a four-point lead over clinton but the margin of error is 4% leaving both in a statistical dead heat. martin o'malley only receives 4% support. hillary clinton was back in iowa wednesday and bernie sanders is back today after a meeting at the white house. cynthia fodor has the latest on the democrats. cynthia: rita harder was excited that hillary clinton asked her for a selfie.
do and i believe she'll get things done. cynthia: no bowling today, only battling for votes. hillary clinton stood in front of a lane telling voters she plans to win this game. i hillary clinton: i know i will be a better president is of what i've learned in iowa. cynthia: she says she will fight to raise wages for the middle-class and hillary sounded more like bernie on income inequality. hillary clinton: i want to impose a fair share surcharge, 4% on people making $5 million or more. cynthia: while clinton met iowans in the bowling alley, sanders met the president in the white house but afterward his mind was on the midwest. bernie sanders: i think what the iowa campaign ends up being about is one word and that is turnout. we are feeling really good about where we are. cynthia: to help turn out the female vote which is behind clinton, bernie sanders brought out susan sarandon.
somebody who has the courage to make moral decisions when they are not popular. i think this is the guy. iowa will put him in a different position in terms of having to educate the rest of the united states. elizabeth: donald trump dropped out of tonight's debate and hillary clinton asked to the dnc to add another presidential debate hoping for another exchange with rival bernie sanders before next month's new hampshire primary. we want to check in with metinka for more melting today. metinka: temperatures are looking great already this morning, above freezing to start with is a good sign. 35 in des moines and 36 in ames. watch for re-freeze especially to the north and maybe frosty patches. we will have a brisk wind coming from the northwest so that will keep temperatures from warming up more than they are right now, heading for highs close to 40 degrees across the southwest and half of the state. tomorrow gets even better with highs in the mid to upper 40's
below have more nice days before the snow returns in the forecast. elizabeth: new details on tyler sash's deadly brain disease. a doctor diagnosed advanced ce -- cte in the brain of his -- eric: ryan smith reports from oskaloosa. ryan: tyler sash was a standout athlete here. tonight his close friend tells me that doctors found cte in his brain and its having no surprise. it answers many questions about his behavior after leaving the nfl and returning to his hometown. friends continue to find ways to remember the all-star athlete. >> you could tell he was going to be an athlete at whatever he chose to do, track, basketball, or football. ryan: four months after that deadly overdose on painkillers, austin doctors finding cte in
>> i hope this discovery they had yesterday brings up some closure to what was going on inside of him. ryan: he was revered in oskaloosa known for his charity and commitment to the community following a two season stint in the pros. doug worked with him on multiple celebrity golf tournaments. >> he had a hard time concentrating, staying on track of what we were organizing at the time. ryan: at just 27 years all, experts say the severity of cte found in his brain matched that of former nfl star junior staff who committed suicide at age 43. four, sash was at stage two. >> the average nfl player takes
it shows that even if you don't suffer from a concussion which has been kind of the big push over the last several years that even hits that are not enough to cause concussion can cause problems later. ryan: doug dekock tells me he plans to organize a memorial golf tournament in his name in the spring. eric: there are major developments in oregon as officials try to end an armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge. elizabeth: why iowa lawmakers do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... 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...
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning, you are waking up to mild temperatures warmer than a typical high at 35 in des moines. ames is starting at 36 and fort dodge is at 40 degrees looking really good. temperatures will continue to trend upward. friday and saturday highs will get into the mid to upper 40's. the rest of the
ice and snow left will be melting. we will add to it and next week
a brief blast of cold air. temperatures will fall into the 20's and highs will only be in the single digits. elizabeth: an agreement and ferguson, missouri on changes for the police department. city officials proposed a deal between the federal government and the ferguson police department. the plans call
for more thorough training of officers and changes to the use of force procedures. negotiations followed the unarmed shooting of teenager michael brown. eric: in oregon, agents are trying to end the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge. danielle nottingham reports the leader of the group and several members face felony charges and were ordered to remain in jail after a deadly shootout on tuesday. danielle: ammon bundy and several of his followers face a federal magistrate for occupying a nature preserve. they are charged with conspiracy to impede officers from discharging their official
intimidation, or threats. >> these individuals have chosen to threaten and intimidate the america they professed to love. danielle: thedanielle: the judge world they were a flight risk and ordered them to remain in custody until friday. they were arrested tuesday night when fbi agents and police intercepted them. bundy's brother ryan was shot and lavoy finicum was killed. bundy's father, cliven, says lavoy finicum was murdered and was shot several times on the ground. >> what kind of people do that, a man was on the ground and they shot him three or four times. danielle: protesters have occupied the national refuge in oregon since january 2 to oppose federal land policies. >> we do not arm up and rebel, we work through the appropriate channels. this can't happen anymore.
>> i've been ready for several weeks. danielle: federal agents have surrounded the refuge where the remaining armed occupiers are refusing to end the siege. daniel nottingham, cbs news. eric: you are waking up to 35 degrees which is still above freezing and still melting going on. the wait until the afternoon sun
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it was nice to see the sunshine yesterday and folks that were out captioning. -- capturing. beautiful skies yesterday morning and we started with snow but we melted a lot of it yesterday. temperatures are already starting out above freezing. temperatures will not warm up brisk northwest wind dragging in be battling that with the sunshine. with a few clouds moving in. wind is coming
from the west and northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour. you will still notice it all day long. temperatures are looking great starting above freezing or close to freezing. for re-freeze.
are starting out with clear skies already with clouds working in from minnesota. lower clouds will affect the northeastern half of the state for the afternoon. otherwise it will be quiet today and on your friday. the weather looks nice. wind will shift to the south and bring in warmer temperatures. we stay warmer with the best precipitation chances to the north. saturday has another cold front and this may bring with it sprinkles toward sunday but the main action is on the edge of the screen from the southwest with the next system bringing in more snow fall toward the start of next week. until then get out and soak up the nicer weather with temperatures heading for melting conditions. close to 40 across central iowa. kansas city heading for 50's. highs near 60 -- looks like the 50's will stay out of reach. but we will be in the 40's through saturday. 35 degrees in des moines, roads
little wet so make sure you have wiper fluid just in case. wind chill isn't a factor with the northwest breeze at nine that may become gusty by the afternoon. heading for 38 degrees this afternoon so it's pretty good up there. friday has temperatures warming into the mid 40's. saturday upper 40's are on the way and sunday will be mild with a couple of spring goes possible by the afternoon. it will snow next week and we are ironing out details of how much but with the wind, it is a system to watch. >> that's ludacris, that's the definition of x-rated. elizabeth: a debate at the statehouse over the governor's conference on lgbtq youth. claims are being investigated over volga language and sexually explicit content. eric: vanessa peng has the story. vanessa: iowa legislators are investigating the annual anti-bullying event for youth that your tax dollars may have
whether it went too far in sexually explicit material. the house oversight committee was alerted to the possible problem by west des moines valley high school social studies teacher jamie ehlert. she says last year's governors conference on lgbtq youth made her feel uncomfortable. in one example, she said speaker sam killermann gave the students advice about finding websites about finding or geez and how to find pornography on the internet. >> the intentions of this is to make sure that children at a conference that is partially paid for by taxpayer dollars do not have to be taught such things. vanessa: democrat mary wolfe says she wants to hear from both sides. mary wolfe: i am sure we can get hundreds if not thousands of letters from people who have attended this presentation and who had helped save their life. vanessa: we spoke to kellerman on the phone.
and providing sexual health, any answer can be twisted and turned in something salacious and that is what's happening here. we were responding to kids questions about their wellness and their peers and questions they don't get to ask people. vanessa: iowa state schools, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting algae bt, founded the event. >> we know this saves lives and we did not want to detract from that or distract the whole issue. we know we are doing good work. vanessa: the committee says they will investigate the allegations and plan to assess before making the best move. -- their next move. eric: despite rumors, he does not intend and the conference. elizabeth: still to come, 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
35 in des moines. to the north, some of the things that melted yesterday could have refrozen so watch for that. overall it will be another melting day with highs near 38. we start with plenty of sunshine but cloudiness will work in your the afternoon especially across the north half of the state and the northwest wind will be brisk. friday and saturday, we will have more of a south wind ringing in warmer conditions with highs into the mid to upper 40's at least for the southern half of the state. back in the low 40's with some cycles. next week, our eyes are focused on the snow storm that will hit the state tuesday into wednesday. the track of it is uncertain as to who will receive the most snowfall but it doesn't matter. travel by tuesday and wednesday looks pretty tricky. josh dobson: donors don't want you to fly's people to a
eric: they say the organization is falling short in helping veterans. they accuse the wounded warrior project of being more concerned with fundraising and getting veterans the services they need. elizabeth: laura terrell has the reaction from a local nonprofit that helps veterans. josh dobson: it's disappointing and sad. laura: josh dobson is not surprised to learn that the wooded warrior is raising red flags in how the organization spends its money. dobson who started his own project called cover my 6 has organized several fundraisers included bringing the wooded warrior amputee softball team to play at principal park. josh dobson: i spoke with the gentleman who branched out with the wounded warrior amputee. they were affiliated in 2012 with the wounded warrior project and they would raise money and
laura: former employees say it rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars in donations a year and uses nearly half of it for salaries and lavish events. josh dobson: they are using our injuries, our darkest days and hardships, to make money. so you can have these big parties? laura: dobson, who started cover my 6 in honor of his brother says his nonprofit gives back 100% to ireland veterans -- iowa veterans. josh dobson: i am proud to raise money to help people. laura: he says this news does not deter people to donate to a worthy cause. josh dobson: people donated money thinking it will go to a good cause and you find out there putting it in their own pocket. elizabeth: there is no local wounded warrior chapter and iowa. kcci contacted the national office in jacksonville, florida
eric: the american red cross is pleading for blood and platelet donors to boost the supply to diminish -- to help the diminished supply after the weekend storm. many blood drives had to be canceled because of that weekend storm. elizabeth: we have two hours of full stories coming up, we are live at the iowa event center with a preview of tonight's final gop debate before the iowa caucuses. what you need to know and the candidates you will not see on stage. all that and hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm they've all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
eric: the final showdown, hours away from the final gop debate before the iowa caucuses. a live picture on the right of the iowa event center where the debate is to be held. why one candidate says he is not going and what his competitors have to say. elizabeth: go home, that's what the leader of an armed militia in oregon is telling fellow