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ted cruz, marko rubio, jeb bush, chris christie, rand paul, all getting ready to make their case for the final time in iowa. but nearly 40% of iowa voters now undecided and without donald trump here tonight, the candidates hope to each have more time to lay out their plans and we talk to the iowa republican party chair jeff kaufman about why it is so important for iowa voters. >> the best advice i can give for fellow iowans, is listen, analyze, do what iowans do best, that is make their independent judgments and don't forget to caucuses because when it's all power. they are the grass roots. they're the ones that's going to tell the party leaders and the candidates who they want to be world. cynthia: and as you can see on the monitors here, the undercard debate is starting right now with carle fiorina, mike
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the question is whether candidates will go without trump being here tonight or if they will attack each other or gang up on ted cruz or ted cruz and marco rubio who are running second and third in the polls. we will have more reaction and later on in this newscast and more tonight at 10. cynthia. all the republican candidates will participate except for donald trump. steve: trump pulled out because megyn kelly will be moderating. he's holding his own event at drake university. vanessa peng is live outside the sheslow auditorium and vanessa, what's this event all about? vanessa: it's all about the veterans. the trump campaign says they plan to raise a lot of money for veterans organizations. taking a live look, you see protesters holding up their signs, and we just learned that the trump campaign has overbooked the event and not everyone is going to get in.y taking a look at the line, you
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here, even though the event starts at 8:00, people have been lining up for hours waiting to get into sheslow auditorium in old main. drake university says fire code limits the occupancy to 700 people so not everyone will be allowed to get in. the event starts at 8:00, as i mentioned. and earlier, we spoke to the first person in line. >> i think it's bold. i think it's smart. people say he's messed up at times before, but this is just something else that will shoot his polls high again. vanessa: and right now, i'm joined by ryan smith and ryan, i understand you spoke to veterans about this event? ryan: we spoke to veterans gauging their reaction, support or nonsupport. some say it's a great idea to bring veteran affairs onto the main stage tonight. others saying it's nothing more than a political prop. republican frontrunner refusing to participate in the seventh
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>> he wanted to do something else, and veterans it is. he's been involved in many veterans charities in the past. >> launching trumpforvets.com declaring 100% of donations go to veterans and more than $130,000 raised thursday. stationed in iraq in 2003, joshua ratcliff served eight years in the u.s. army. >> i think it's great. if he does what he says he'll do and give back to the veterans, i think it's a great idea. >> but it's not going over well with all former service men and women. iraq and afghanistan veterans and founder paul ricoff telling the candidate to keep his money. stating on twitter foffered, will decline donations from trump's event. we need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts. >> if you need help, i guess it really doesn't matter. >> vietnam veteran ray ford says
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money for needy causes. >> i find it kind of offensive that you're putting out an opinion but it's basically your opinion because it doesn't represent all veterans. i think the veterans need to decide that. ryan: we also received comment tonight from iowa's former director of veteran affairs in iowa patrick palmershine. he stated in an e-mail, and i quote, i feel trump's event this evening at drake is purely a way of using iowa's veterans for political reasons by saying he will be raising money to help veterans. it would be nice if iowa's veteran organizations would just decline his offer seeing they are being used as political props. that's the latest live at drake university, ryan smith, kcci, iowa's news leader. steve: this debate hasn't just attracted candidates and their supporters supporters. stacey: mark tauscheck is live outside the iowa event center to tell us who else is there. mark: up until 10 minutes ago,
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group of atheists. that changed about five minutes ago. fifth avenue exploded with a group of about 6-800 people i'm guessing at this point who made their way to the old steps of the old veterans memorial auditorium where the debate is being held tonight. these are people who are protesting. they want the federal minimum wage raised to $15 an hour. we are very impressed with the organization that came right down fifth. they came up from downtown. they organized down at cole's commons, had a rally down there and true to their word, came marching up to the iowa event center. according to organizers, 48% in hour. we're told among the fast food workers that make up the majority of this crowd that we have a lot of home child care workers and a lot of home health care workers in this crowd. organizers say they expect a
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we're probably pretty close to that here at the iowa event center center. inside, security is very heavy. at the media entrance, we saw at least a dozen secret service agents, who were checking just the media. so they're not going to go any further than where they are. a lot of deputies and a lot of police officers who are outside of the building right now, and so far, everything has been peaceful. but definitely, it's a big disruption for traffic. we had a lot of people who were pretty surprised to see this giant march coming north on fifth at this time of day. we're going to go up there and talk to some of these folks and get a little bit more about what has pushed them to be here and rally here outside the republican debate tonight. we'll have that coming up later you. tauscheck. this is a special hour-long edition of kcci 8 news at 6:00. coming up in the second half hour, we take a look at what the doing that the republican candidates are getting so much
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see how all the campaigns are hitting the ground on the last four days before the caucuses to turn out support and a presidential election year brings out the voters. how many iowa voters each party can claim and see how many voters claimed no party at all. steve: one thing that could negatively impact monday's caucus turnout is the weather. there's a possibility for some snow. here's kurtis gertz. hey, kurtis. kurtis: good evening, everyone. pretty quiet night tonight. we'll look at that first. your day planner, just a couple of clouds hanging around, a lot of folks out and about as we just saw. temperatures in the 30s by 10:00 p.m., 29, wind chills in the 20s. 7:00 a.m., 23, noon, 28. we'll rise up into the 40s tomorrow with some sunshine as the day goes along. a little bit of a spring fever, january song, here in iowa. temperatures tomorrow 45 degrees. look at saturday, upper 40s. sunday, 43. now, the system we've been watching, it really looks to
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night, a much bigger impact on tuesday with a band of heavier snow transitioning across the state and then moving off to the north as this low moves northeast. then in behind this, we'll have lingering snow, some very strong north winds, and that will lead to problems with blowing snow as we move into wednesday morning. got your future cast coming up. also have detailed caucus forecast in a few minutes. stacey: thanks, kurtis. with the national spot light on des moines, hundreds of protesters marched through the city. they were right outside the iowa event center wanting an increase in minimum wage. the marchers marched on several locations. we caught up with them at mcdonald's on east university. the protesters circled the restaurant multiple times. they claim 48% of workers currently make less than $15 an hour and those work erzers are more than just teenagers. >> these workers are not just
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they're not just teenagers who want to buy another video. these are working families! these are people trying to support children! these are people trying to afford childcare! stacey: similar fast food worker protests have sprung up in other parts of the country. steve: 30-year-old valerie wackerly has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 17-month-old child. little amelia smith was left in her care on june 10. she improperly placed the child in a car seat and left her in a darkened room for a nap. wackerly left the building and when she checked on the child later, she found her unresponsive. an autopsy found that smith died from asphyx iaia. the director of the marshalltown convention and visitors bureau has been arrested and charged in connection with an embezzlement investigation.
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theft and ongoing criminal conduct charges. both are felonies. the marshalltown regional partnership said it found expenditures. she is expected to appear before a judge on february 10th. the clive police department is looking for this woman. she's suspected in several home burglary there is and also a credit card fraud case. police say she may be driving this vehicle. if you've seen this suv, please call the clive police at 515-867-5020 515-867-5020. stacey: a boone man faces felony charges of improper billing to water works. jeffrey burma, a contractor for water works began sending water works falseified billings starting in late 2014 to the tune of $100,000. the iowa dci and polk county sheriff's office collaborated on this investigation. lawmakers in both the iowa house and senate have proposed bills that would allow terminally ill
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drugs prescribed by a doctor. if passed, those proposals would allow terminally ill people to self administer those medications. both bills allow doctors and hillary clinton companies companies -- healthcare companies to opt out. democratic senator joe bolkcom says his bill focuses on the terminally ill patients, not family or medical insurers. a 13-year-old that disappeared from home after an argument hasn't been seen or heard from since. she was seen wearing a gray and black jacket, black pants and brown boots. if you know where she is, call crime stoppers at the number on your screen, 223-1400. the final part of the iowa state basketball team. steve: still to come, there are lots of visitors in des moines for the caucuses. still ahead, what the city is doing to beautify downtown. and see how a visit from a red cross worker helped save the
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>> this is iowa's news leader.
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steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director, andy garman. stacey: it's a miracle, she said, that they're alive. a fort dodge family escapes a burning home with seconds to spare. steve: kim st. onge reports on why a gift from a complete stranger is the reason why they're alive today. kim: i'm standing in what used to be 10--year-old makenzie's bedroom where that fire started monday night, and it just so happens that a red cross volunteer came by the home several weeks ago and installed this smoke detector here that likely saved the family's life. >> making me all worked up right now just seeing all this. kim: jamie robinson walked through the house in tears as they walked through the homes they called home for 10 years.
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ceiling, and she was on that bed, and she ran. kim: jamie, her boyfriend, ed , and their two daughters made it out safely, in part, thanks to this woman. >> this really hits home, you know, to see something you've done and peoples' lives saved. kim: peggy jordan is a red cross volunteer. she replaced the family's nonworking smoke detectors in october as part of a program with the fort dodge fire department. little did peggy know she'd be called back to that home just weeks later. >> as soon as i opened the door, she remembered me and we hugged, and cried. kim: this time, the home a total loss, shown in this video from fort dodge prep. >> i want families to know they should have some in their homes just in case something really happens. kim: the fire cost them their home and everything in it, but they gained a lifelong friend.
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you've got my number. kim: no word yet on what caused the fire. firefighters suggest replacing smoke detectors every 10 years and regularly checking batteries. in fort dodge, kim st. onge kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: downtown des moines looks a little more artsy these days. installing art in the skywalks for caucus visitors to enjoy. the art can be seen in the capitol square area and the news downtown live. and another round of snow may be headed our way in time for monday's caucus. kurtis gertz has your forecast. kurtis: it won't be here monday. probably tuesday. partly cloudy skies out there, temperature 34 degrees, wind chill 27. north-northwest winds at nine. here's your planner, shaping up like this. partly cloudy, 7:00 p.m., 32, wind chill 20 at 10:00 p.m., 29 degrees. south winds picking up at 7:00 a.m., 23.
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into the 40s tomorrow. we'll see those temperatures in the upper 30s, noon, 3 p.m. temperature, 45 degrees. sun comes up tomorrow 7:30, sunset at 5:26. here's the cloud cover out there kind of breaking up just a bit, especially western half of the state. clouds over through the eastern part of the state. we'll see some high clouds kind of dipping in through the dakotas. so temperatures number 60, kansas city, 65, dodge city. it has been incredibly mild off to the west and southwest tomorrow. could be a few travel problems, minneapolis and green bay. green bay around 25 degrees. this weak system will kick up some cloud cover as we head into friday and then i think those clouds will slowly break up with the south winds tomorrow, it's definitely going to be warmer out there. there's a chance for some light precipitation in extreme northern iowa. so here's future cast, the clouds rolling on through. we're looking for some sunshine by the afternoon, but the northern half may stay locked in
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these clouds hang around on saturday, especially as we head in through the midpart of the day. the clouds will move on through late saturday night into early sunday, we'll see light showers. here's that system, early sunday morning, i think it might be cold enough, a little bit of a mix. it doesn't look to be that widespread. that moves on through and breaks up a bit. we'll see clouds slowly moving on in as we head into monday. temperatures tonight down at 23 degrees. partly cloudy, colder, northwest winds 5-10. tomorrow, look at this. a nice january, 45, partly sunny. now, the south winds get a little bit breezy out of the south at 10-20 miles an hour. eight-day forecast, saturday, 48, mostly cloudy. sunday, 43 degrees. here's your caucus forecast. temperatures in the 30s. i'm expecting mostly cloudy skies, a little bit of a north wind.
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and tuesday, a pretty good chance of seeing some snow out there. right now, most computer models are trying to squeeze out over 6 inches of snow and i think a big problem with blowing snow as the winds will be over 50 miles an hour late tuesday into early wednesday and all that will blow in some much colder air early next week. steve: thank you, kurtis, and we'd like to thank you all for your help. raising $80,000 for hope ministries. people made donations at food stores and this money will go to provide more than 400 meals a day to central iowa's homeless and needy. kcci 8 is proud to be a partner of this yearly drive. in all, in the past 15 years, scan-away hunger has raised nearly $900,000. stacey: scott reister is in for
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scott: next, 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.
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i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio:
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right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. >> from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. scott: cyclones fans breathing easy tonight. star big man jameel mckay says his sore knee will not keep him out of the lineup. iowa state plays number 5
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today, mckay told the media he's good to go. he said the knee has been sore for two weeks but there's nothing seriously wrong with it. the pain may linger but won't keep him off the floor. mckay is averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per game for the 14th-ranked cyclones. >> glad we got it early so the inflammation isn't so bad. >> nothing structural though? >> no. i don't really feel it until right after half time and the second half i made a move, and it was so frustrating because it gave out on me. scott: saturday's game is at 1:00 on espn in college station. the game has special meaning for steve prohm. the aggies coach is billy
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tonight at 10, hear how kennedy continues to help his former assistant. the game at eighth ranked maryland is under way. maryland out to a 17-12 lead. if iowa wins that will be 14 straight big 10 wins last year and the highest record. big ten standings all alone. maryland right behind them. look at the standings tonight, we'll have an update at 10:00. the iowa women at home as well taking on michigan at 7:00. and at wells fargo arena, the energy at home as well taking on the grand rapids drive. two things you're probably aware of this time of year. super bowl sunday is just over a week away and politicians know how to answer questions very carefully. >> what's your super bowl pick, broncos or panthers? president obama: you know, what i've got to see a little bit more information but i think it's a great story for peyton manning to be, you know, towards
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super bowl again, and the defense that the broncos have is unbelievable, but carolina looks tough. this is going to be a close one. scott: hey, join me at super bowl 50. i'll be there all week, thursday through sunday. tag along on twitter and ere are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay
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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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stacey: what's ahead for tonight, kurtis. kurtis: quiet tonight. temperatures cooler than the last couple of nights. dropping into the 20s. 40s on the way friday. saturday and sunday, we could see a light mix early. monday, caucus state looks generally dry. it's very late monday night into tuesday when we could see some possibly big snow and then it's blowing snow on wednesday. steve: thank you, kurtis. we need to let you know this is the first half of this special
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