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final gop debate. you're looking at a live picture on the right of the iowa event center where that debate will be held. why one major candidate says he is not going and what his competitors had to say. elizabeth: go home, that is what the leader of an armed militia in oregon is telling protesters as the stand up at a wildlife refuge heats up. >> you are watching kcci eight news. elizabeth: thank you so much for waking up with kcci eight news this morning. eric: 6:00 this morning. if you haven't checked the level of your winter dwight ball fluid, you will want -- windshield wiper fluid, you'll want to check that. metinka: 37 degrees right now in des moines. the roads are in great shape, up to the north. there may be some frost because anything that melted yesterday has refrozen. highs today will be once again in the meltdown zone, headed for 38.
deal from where they are, but it is warm for this time of year. things will get warmer, the next several days will be in the mid to upper 40's. a couple of spring goes during the forecast on sunday, followed by snow moving in monday night, tuesday and wednesday of next week. mother nature will remind us it is still winter. elizabeth: the final face-off, the gop candidates will square off the -- for the last time before the iowa caucuses. it will be without donald trump who is boycotting the event. nikole killion has more on the debate drama. >> donald trump not only dislikes moderator megyn kelly, but also blames fox news crossed the line and that is why he is bowing out. there will only be seven candidates instead of eight. donald trump will be at my head. >> i just don't like being used. >> the front runner explaining his reason on the o'reilly factor. >> i was not treated well by
it was a taunt and i said, how much do you take. >> from plans to go ahead with his own event at the same time at the debate -- as the debate. >> we are going to help a lot of veterans. fox is not getting anything to the veterans. >> the debate drama drawing criticism from rivals. >> his hair could draw -- stand on end. >> you stand up and fight, you don't walk away. >> political pundits on trumps risky move. >> what it does guarantee is he will dominate the news cycle, which is really his overwhelming objective. >> fox news and the rnc says they will not have an empty lectern if trump does not show up. in washington, i am nikole killion reporting. elizabeth: trumps threat of boycotting the event has thrown a curve ball at others. they've been holding two situations, one if trump has
he is hold -- trump is holding his own benefit to benefit veterans. the event is free and open to the public. our kcci now pull says should trump attend the paul. 54% of you are saying yes and 46% are saying no. let us know what you sent -- let us know you think. you can vote online at kcci.com or on facebook or twitter. eric: as the candidates get ready for the debate, emmy victor joins us from the debate center. >> it will be extremely busy later on. there are dozens of camera already -- cameras already set in place. this is really the last chance for some of the republican candidates to make a final impression right before the
i do want to tell you some of the people who will be there. it includes ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, chris christie, jeb bush, john kasich, and rand paul. participating in a special for them before the debate is carly fiorina, mike huckabee, rick santorum, and jim gilmore. tell me a little bit more, what we expect to hear from the candidates? >> this is the final test for these guys. we have four days before the caucus. everyone is very excited and paying attention. this is the chance for them to make the final pitch before they get there. >> at this point in the game, there are some voters were undecided. there are voters may want to switch. what issues need to come up in order to people to make up their final decision? >> people looking for someone who will lead the country.
people are tired of the divisiveness of the barack obama presidency. anyone who can bring people together will be successful tonight. >> thank you so much for being with us. make sure to stay part of the conversation. you can use the #gopdebate. reporting downtown des moines, emmy victor. eric: other gop candidates are voicing their opinions on donald trump's decision to boycott the debate. a pro-life rally hosted by ted cruz in west des moines turned into a bashing of the republican front-runner. he took the opportunity to make jokes about trump being afraid of megyn kelly. >> apparently mr. trump considers megyn kelly very, very scary.
she might ask a mean question and who knows what could happen, his stick hair could stand on end. >> ted cruz also challenge trump to a one-on-one debate on saturday night. trump said he are you proved himself by being crews in the previous debates. marco rubio was also in west des moines last night, holding his own predebate rally. he reminded voters to focus on the real issues and not get distracted by all the competitors use. >> i know all the presses year, 90% is on the whole thing, donald trump is not going to show up, ted cruz is challenging him to a one-on-one. interesting sideshow. british owners. this is not a show. -- the greatest show on earth. this is not a show. we have to turn the country around now. eric: rubio also stressed the
caucus monday night saying iowa votes will help shape the future of the country. we will have much more coverage all day leading up to tonight's gop debate. we are expanding news at 6:00 and 10:00. they will be a full hour-long tonight and tomorrow so we can bring you the best coverage as we count down to the caucus. elizabeth: candidates on the democratic side were trying to win over iowa voters wednesday. bernie sanders had a campaign event at mason city and he brought actress susan sarandon. >> you are going to go with somebody who has the courage to make moral decisions when they are not popular. i think that is the guy. elizabeth: she says shields to pull some of the female hillary clinton supporters over to sanders. sanders also met with president obama at the white house earlier in the day. clinton was campaigning at a
the former u.s. secretary center state focused on economic issues. she agrees with warren buffett who just enjoy stirred that the rich need to pay more taxes. clinton and sanders have events in iowa today. clinton has stops in newton. sanders will contain at roosevelt high school as well as fairfield, and burlington. several mulligan candidates have campaign stops around tonight's debate. eric: we are learning about a fast food strike here in iowa. shaina humphries is here with that developing story. >> it may be tough to grab some breakfast. fast food workers are telling us they are walking off the job, demanding a raise to $15 an hour. workers tell us they plan to march to the iowa event center i have the republican presidential debate. we are following new developments in oregon overnight. it is not certain how may people wildlife refuge. police arrested three more the armed protesters. the leader of the group ayman
stand down. he spoke through his attorney. bundy and several others were arrested during a violent traffic stop in which the groups spokesperson was shot and killed. eric: we had a lot of melting yesterday and sounds like more today. metinka: even warmer to the weekend. we are checking at our winter -- our webcam. you can so see the roads are a little bit wet. watch for a couple of frosty patches, some re-freeze could occur. temperatures cool down close to freezing early this morning. kids still need winter coats and hats and maintenance as -- mickens. it gets even warmer tomorrow, mid 40's on the way. upper 40's on saturday, that is the day to get out and enjoy. we are back down to 20 or 30
elizabeth: new details about former hawkeyes star cte diagnosis. it explains some of stash's behavior. >> he did have a hard time concentrating, staying on track of what we were organizing at the time. it just really brought home last night that he was struggling inside and nobody knew how bad it really was. elizabeth: cte is caused by repeated trauma discovered in the brain of dozens of former nfl players. experts stay the severity of cte found in stash's brain matches that of junior say out who committed suicide at age 43. on a severity scale of zero to four, stash was at stage two.
wounded warrior project really is spending its money. how local nonprofits are reacting. elizabeth: -- eric: how to better organize your life online. elizabeth: enjoy the drive today, we have no problems to report out there. no slowdowns, might be back at the car wash. we will head outside and take a live look at the roads. they are in much better shape than what we had yesterday morning. 235 in valley in west des moines. traffic that you have a bit, we have an hour and a half before we start seeing a backup. we will keep an eye on it. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis
gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: you are waking up to mild temperatures this morning with readings above freezing. 35 in des moines. 34 degrees in ames. a beautiful start, clear skies. if you patchy areas of re-freeze. temperatures will get close to
the wind will be picking up around noon time today. it will become in the west, that will keep temperatures nearly steady today. headed hot -- headed for highs close to 38 today. we are enjoying a big warm up here through the weekend. high temperatures getting into the 40's, maybe near 50 degrees, especially on saturday. that big winter storm still has its sights set on iowa. all of your details in the 8 day forecast. elizabeth: if you are waking up with us, we are following donald trump's decision to not participate in tonight's final gop debate before the iowa caucuses. wednesday, trump said he is sticking to his decision to boycott the event, saying megyn kelly and foxes have treated him unfairly. he will have an event at drake university at 7:00 p.m.. we have a live look at the event center where the debate will be held.
we will have extended news at 6:00 and 10:00 for a coverage of the debate. new information in the zika virus. two airlines will refund customers who feel unsafe traveling to other south american countries. the virus has been linked to dangerous birth defects, including underdeveloped brains. eric: a wounded warrior project under fire. former employees are coming forward saying the organization is falling short in its goal of helping veterans. cbs news investigation revealed that several dozen employees accuse the wounded warrior project cared more about fundraising than getting the veterans what they need. the investigation -- one employee said the organization spent nearly half of their money
dotson says learning the news about wounded warrior projects is disappointing and sad. >> you are putting trust in people and donating money, thinking it going for a cause and then you find out they are putting in their own pocket. eric: there is no local wounded warrior project in iowa. we contacted the national office and did not get a response. elizabeth: wendy's is investigating a possible data breach of some of its restaurants. the fast food change says several fraudulent charges seven reported and is asking customers to look out for any unusual activity on the debit or credit cards. wendy's is hiring a team of cyber security experts to investigate. the federal reserve held its first meeting in the u.n.. key interest rates remain unchanged. it is promising to monitor the global economy closely. wall street took a hit after the
s&p 500 fell more than 20 points. uber wants to keep a better eye on its drivers. it is testing a program that monitors drivers gps systems and cell phones to measure sudden stops and acceleration. that way, if a passenger makes a can review the trip using that data. eric: what if -- one of your goals could be getting more organized for 2016. we can help clean up your digital life specifically. tidy up your e-mail inbox by unsubscribed into those mailing list you never use. services like on roll. me will automatically unsubscribe with a few clicks. for your smart, uninstalled is rarely used apps or put them in a folder off in the corner. next, get rid of any online accounts you just don't use anymore.
you look through that. elizabeth: committing to the time to get through all that. eric: it takes an effort. elizabeth: let's head over to metinka and get a look at the forecast. metinka: it is starting off mild . temperatures are above freezing. could be a great day. a little bit cooler up to the north. fort dodge waking up to 30 degrees. it could be a bit of a re-freeze. we of breeze coming to the northwest at 50 miles per hour. with that wind coming in, that will hold our temperatures nearly steady. sunrise at 7:30. we clear skies across the state right now. there are a few clouds it will be coming in from minnesota and will be arriving midmorning. we are not accepting -- expecting any precipitation. some great news if you have
region, the snow -- we will stay on the warm side of these fast-moving systems. it comes another one on saturday , bringing some snow for northern minnesota into wisconsin, we could have a couple of raindrops on sunday. futurecast is showing by sunday morning, the southwest system getting closer towards us. it does look like iowa is in line to get some snow for next week, a lot of wind and another blast of cold. you need to get out and soak up these temperatures what we've got them. they will only be here through the weekend. we are headed to a high of 30 degrees. tomorrow, back into the 40's for the southern half of the state. the really warm air, 50's and 60's will say just to the south of iowa. we will still enjoy some melting conditions. heading for 38 degrees. if you afternoon clouds and the winds will be dusting through mid afternoon. then it will start to settle back down. switch over to the south and
temperatures for friday, saturday and even into sunday. next week turns very wintry as we head towards groundhogs day on tuesday. eric: thanks. elizabeth: any issues out there, shaina? >> no issues this morning. hopefully it will stay that way. expect some lines of the car washes. things are looking good right now. the mobile speed units are the things you will need to keep in mind. there is one of 900 southeast sixth. one of the north and of the work on the golf course. the west end of their -- there is another the west end of glendale cemetery. 4900 northwest drive. elizabeth: new numbers on how
the governor announcing several steps for residents to deal with the water. new test showing how widespread contamination is. >> now is the time to act, to do things to help the people of flint. >> rick snyder told flynn to have faith in his recovery plan. it will still take months before he knows if the tap water is clean. flint residents have said they want their lead pipes replaced before they drink the water. >> when his the soonest that one of those lines will be replaced? >> a lot of work is being done to understand where they even are. >> anti-corrosion chemicals in the water's are patching up the protective coating pipe to keep the lead out. according to experts, it is working. the states tested a sample of flint tones. 92% had less of the federal -- less than the federal limit. 85% registered below five parts
>> you think people here are weeks away from being able to drink unfiltered tap water? >> more realistically, talking to an half months. >> until then, flynn's 99,000 residents like rosen dennis richmond have to drink bottled and filtered water as water bills pile up. >> it is not right and it is not fair. we will dissent to see what comes of this. >> flint residents depend on bottled water, many are refusing to pay their water bills. some of joined a class action lawsuit to get their money back. the mayor has requested $3 million from the state to keep the city's now underfunded water a float. eric: some rusty water may be coming out of there -- the residents in ames for a week or so. the city says that water while
it can stay in the laundry. cities recommend running the tap to make sure it is clear before run -- before using it. elizabeth: the big debate is tonight. eric: the last one before the iowa caucuses and amy victor -- emmy victor is there. >> we will tell you which candidates are participating in the primetime debate, which ones will be in the undercard debate and 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 most-watched morning news in central iowa, this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning . sen. cruz: and you know, donald is a fragile soul. [laughter] i mean, she might ask a main question, and who knows what might happen? his hair could stand on end. mr. christie: i did not act like a child when something went wrong for me. i acted like a leader. sen. rubio: greatest show on earth. this is not a show. this is serious. eric: republican presidential candidates take aim at the
skipping tonight's debate in des moines. good morning, everybody. welcome back.
things are certainly heating up on the campaign trail. i am eric hanson. elizabeth: i am elizabeth klinge along with shaina and metinka. metinka: all the folks who came into town will say iowa in january is great. that is a little misleading. it is 35 now. these temperatures are 20 degrees warmer than they should be. we are waiting on sunrise coming in about an hour from now at 7: 30. today, we be brisk wind. temperatures will not change -- today, we will have a brisk wind. temperatures will not change much. warmer temperatures for friday, getting back into the 40's. elizabeth: we are now officially four days away from the iowa caucuses, and donald trump's republican rivals could get a bump tonight when they debate
eric: that is because trump will not be part of it. marlie hall reports on his daring decision. marco with -- marlie: with the debate just hours away, donald trump is refusing to attend, a point made clear in an appearance on fox news. bill: will you just consider, i want you to consider, all right, think about it -- mr. trump: this is much tougher, being with you, then doing the debate with megyn kelly. marlie: at an event in south carolina earlier, trump continued to take aim at the fox news host monitoring the event, while in des moines, chief rival ted cruz once again challenged him one-on-one. sen. cruz: saturday night in sioux city, we already have it reserved. marlie: while his republican counterpart on the debate stage, trump will be here on the campus
even students who do not support the outspoken candidate are excited about what they're calling the anti-debate event. kevin: as an american citizen, i am able to stand up to one reporter or one moderator, how he is going to attempt to make america great again. marlie: trump's camp said they will hold a fundraiser for veterans on the drake university campus tonight. at least one group, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, announced they will decline donations from the event. marlie hall cbs news, des moines, iowa. eric: from the site of the debate, emmy victor is there this mark your helmet candidates will be on stage tonight? emmy: just seven candidates will take the stage of the iowa event center this evening for the gop debate. the convention center is right behind me.
we expect this to be a busy night. joining me now is iowa gop communication chair charlie szold. what do we expect to see and hear from the candidates? charley: we have three moderators from fox news. it will be more of a freewheeling debate than in the past. the moderator said they want to let the candidates go after each other and air their grievances before february 1. they will let them say their piece. emmy: some of the people we expect to see tonight -- ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, jeb bush, john kasich, and rand paul. that is all happening at 8:00 your undercard debate, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, jim gilmore. the only one i have not named as donald trump. will it hurt his chances in the caucasus? charlie coe that will be up to the -- charlie: that will be up to the voters. they have to do all they can to make an impression with the
so donald trump, he may be proven right on february 1. that is what is so fantastic about it. emmy: absolutely, charlie. thank you so much. we enjoy having you. we want to hear from you. stay in our conversation. make sure to hashtag #gopdebate. share with us your thoughts on the debate tonight. you could make it on air and online at kcci.com. reporting live downtown, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: republicans all have events, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders in the state as well p are we are expanding kcci 8 news at 6:00 and 10:00. both newscast will be one-hour long tonight and tomorrow so we
we last told you and our last half-hour, des moines fast food workers have walked off the job -- we just told you last hour des moines fast food workers have walked off the job. organizers tell us they plan to protest outside of the republican debate tonight at the iowa event center. the group says all of the democratic candidates support $15 an hour. it want to push the gop to support it, too. overnight, the leader of the occupation in oregon is telling far worse to -- telling followers to stay home. >> those who have remained with us, i love you. let us take this right from here. please stand down. elizabeth: that was ammon bundy's attorney speaking last night. several were arrested last night. it is not sure how many are still there. another hearing is on friday.
the group had explosives at the refuge and also threatened federal employees when they try to show up for work. back here in iowa, lawmakers are continuing to investigate allegations that an annual anti-bullying event went too far with sexually explicit material last year. >> that is ludicrous. that is the definition of x-rated. elizabeth: the house oversight committee was alerted by a high school teacher. jamie ehlert said the conference made her uncomfortable and claimed the speaker gave her advice about finding orgies and porn on the internet. lawmakers pointed out the benefits of the conference, but they will meet with iowa safe schools next week. eric: major general timothy orr said several hundred positions have come open this year in the national guard. women in the armed forces may
including combat roles. right now, the iowa guard has 15 soldiers and airmen deploy. kosovo will open a foreign consulate in iowa. elizabeth: 30 years ago today, the new push to honor the crew of the space shuttle challenger. eric: and this does not stop him from making a very bad decision. it is all caught on tape. metinka: today will be a great day for melting. we will have sunshine. it will be a busy day at the car washes. weather is getting better toward the weekend. shaina: whether you are heading to the car wash or work, no problems. things are looking good out there. much better than yesterday. this is highway 141.
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defend planned parenthood, not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference. a real difference for you and your families across our country. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. metinka: good morning. it is a beautiful start to this thursday. the sky is already brightening up. summer is not until 7:30 this morning. kohl's guys and mild temperatures. starting out in des moines at 35 degrees. temperatures will end up
close to 40 degrees. we will have clouds rolling in.
today, and we have a great stretch of weather over the weekend. highs in the 40's, maybe near 50 degrees, especially on saturday. the winter storm is still taking shape and will arrive on tuesday lasting into wednesday. it will bring with it accumulating snows, possibly let up wind, and that will be followed by a cold blast of air heading our way next week. eric: thank you, metinka. today, we are remembering the challenger tragedy. on january 28, 1986, the space shuttle challenger lifted off with seven crew members on board. on board, the woman chosen to be the first civilian teacher in space, christa mcauliffe. elizabeth: she was chosen from
more than 11,000 applicants. the concord, new hampshire teacher taught law and american women in history. several of her former students have gone into teaching themselves.
having a national holiday
to honor the entire challenger crew for their ultimate sacrifice. nasset will pay tribute to the crews of not only the challenger but also apollo 1 and columbia today during the agencies day of remembrance -- agency's day of remembrance. eric: i clearly remember sixth-grade, mrs. yorke's class. i will post that on my facebook page. amanda writes -- "i was in sixth grade, my science teacher had applied to be on the flight. i remember being sad and upset because it could have been our teacher." jennifer says, "i was teaching a preschool class of four-year-olds. hard to explain that to little ones." 30 years ago today. elizabeth: no one will forget. moving on to some caught on tape moments to show you in the
dashcam video shows these two
chatting. the officer gets suspicious and finds several large bags of marijuana in the trunk. that's when the suspect slips into the driver's seat and takes off in the patrol car while wearing handcuffs. the k-9 is still in the backseat. the suspect crashes into a fence and then tries to run. eric: check this out your coast guard video shows a sinking yacht off the coast of fort lauderdale, florida. there it is. it was about 30 miles offshore when the captain sent out a distress signal to everyone on the board made it on a life, about a dozen people total. just in time, too, because the boat did end up thinking. elizabeth: now the search for some high and thieves in texas. the bad guys smashed a stolen van into a chanel store and stole thousands of dollars worth of handbags and perfume. seven people were arrested, including two teenagers.
elizabeth: the time is now 6:45 . shaina: here's a look at our traffic cam at highway 5 fleur drive. hardly anyone is out there. metinka will tell of how warm we will get today next on kcci. charlie: ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll talk with one of the country's top infectious disease specialists. we will ask in what the government is doing to prevent an outbreak of the zika virus here in the u.s. and we go inside the national zoo. we want to find out how they kept the pandas and other animals safe during the blizzard. 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
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.
>> weather is never more than five minutes away only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it is 6:48 on a gorgeous thursday morning. yesterday was really nice spirit i hope you had a chance to get outside. the sunshine was really nice. this photo was taken near west des moines and uploaded to u local. temperatures above freezing across much of the state this morning. a great way to start off the day
do watch for a little bit of re-freeze as temperatures may fall another degree or two and get just below freezing by sunrise this morning to we have a breeze coming in from the northwest, and that breeze will be driving and cooler temperatures. that means our highs today will be pretty close to where they are now. we have sunshine in the forecast throughout the morning hours. clouds are creeping in across far northern iowa, coming in from minnesota. no precipitation to worry about.
it should be a quiet travel day. we may see a couple of flurries, though. the next couple of days, a few more fast-moving systems slide through the region, bringing flurries to minnesota and wisconsin, the great lakes. we will stay on the warm side. one will move through on friday and one will move through the dakotas and into minnesota on saturday. by sunday, we have a couple of stray sprinkles in iowa. a southwestern storm system will
to head outside and enjoy beautiful afternoon with highs again in the upper 30's. the warmest heiress to the south, but for now -- the warmest air is to the south, but for now, here in des moines, not too bad 35, heading 238. the temperatures will be holding prestudy. we will have brisk winds from the northwest. tomorrow, winds from the south will help pump up our highs into the 40's, close to 50 on saturday. we will feel wonderful. next week, here it comes, snow, wind, and cold. eric: we will need the windchill wiper fluid this morning, shaina. shaina: you will. rob we need a car wash, too. -- probably need a car wash, too. such an easy day compared to yesterday when we did have the snow on the roads. mobile speed units are on the roads in des moines.
he will see one on the west at 1400 55th street. we have two polk county cars along i-95. 4900 northwest beaver drive. elizabeth: news to go headlines. why you could have a difficult time of the drive through today and why that could impact tonight's who's the rebel now? no way. yes way! savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, melty cheese, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. yeah!
eric: news to go time at 6:54. it starts with the big event tonight. elizabeth: most of the republican candidates are on one sacred fox news is hosting a primetime debate with ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, jeb bush, rand paul at 9:00 p.m. eric: donald trump is sticking with his decision not to attend. he says he dislikes fox news reporter megan keller -- megyn
he will hold an alternate event at drake university tonight to benefit a veterans organization. at least one group, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, has released a statement saying they will decline donations from that event. emmy: i am live in front of the iowa events center where the gop debate is happening. fox news is setting up for the big night. they say they will not have an empty lectern on stage for donald trump your iowa republicans i have spoken to says tonight make of the candidates a lot more of a chance to delve into issues we have been waiting to hear from all season long. some of donald trump's insults in previous debates took presidents over those issues can we are using the hashtag #gopdebate tonight, so follow us on air and online tonight. elizabeth: we are expanding kcci 8 news at 6:00 and 10:00 tonight. both will be one-hour-long so we can bring you the best coverage of the candidates and tonight's debate. part of our coverage will now include the demand for local
they walked off the job this morning on the mcdonald's off of euclid. they are demanding $15 an hour and union rights. they also plan to protest outside the republican debate tonight. eric: today will be another day of a lot of melting. metinka: it will be gorgeous out there appeared a out mild, 35 degrees. this is a gorgeous shot. 38 degrees the high temperature this afternoon. we will have a brisk breeze coming in from the northwest. switchover from a south tomorrow, drag and even warmer air, 40's on the way friday, close to 50 on saturday followed by a blast of enter by groundhogs a snow, wind, and cold. -- last of cold by groundhog day, snow, wind, and cold. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] shaina: other lanes you cannot see on your map, but eastbound
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