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the days ahead. good saturday morning, central iowa. thank you so much for being with us. it is 5:00 a.m. on the dot on january 30. i'm alyx sacks. it's going to be a busy week ahead. and one thing a lot of iowans are focusing on is the forecast. frank has a first look at your forecast. frank: we have a couple rounds of precipitation possible. one rolls through tomorrow, and another one late monday into tuesday and wednesday. these wake-up temperatures feeling great, 34 in the metro. i to, low 40's waking up. -- ottumwa, low 40's waking up. wind out of the northwest at nine, pressure still relatively on the high side. we are going to keep those temperatures mild throughout
38 by noon, some peeks of sunshine. 44 degrees is our afternoon high at 3:00. the latest totals and everything you need to know coming up. alyx: here it is, folks. just two more days until the first in the nation iowa caucuses. candidates are making their final push in the state in these last few days. the controversy over hillary clinton's private email server is once again dogging her campaign. on friday, the obama administration confirmed, at least 22 of the messages recently released by the state department, contain top secret information. as marlie hall reports from right here in des moines, the news spurred a swift reaction on the campaign trail just two days before the caucuses. marlie: just days before the iowa caucuses, republican presidential candidates saved their sharpest jabs for democratic frontrunner hillary clinton. this, after revelations, the private home-server she used while serving as secretary of state contained close to two
mr. cruz: material is classified top secret because revealing it in public could pose a grave threat to the national security of this country. mr. rubio: anyone who does something like that, who lies to the victims in benghazi, can never be commander in chief of the united states . marlie: "top secret" is one of the highest levels of classification, reserved for material that, if released, would cause "exceptionally grave damage to the national security." clinton's camp described the news as "over-classification run amok." bernie sanders, who's trailing closely behind her in the polls, also brushed off the issue. despite being the oldest contender in the race, sanders is drawing much of his support from millennials here in iowa and across the country, who make up nearly a third of voters. jacob mckay, a sanders supporter, will vote for the first time during monday night's caucuses. he attended a what's a caucus event at drake university, where students simulated the political
>> i have got to see the candidates talk and i have not gotten the nuts and bolts of the process down yet. marlie: in a process that takes several hours, caucus goers on both sides will take to schools, gyms, and other locations to choose a candidate. alyx: that was marlie hall reporting. clinton maintains she never sent or received classified information on her private e-mail account. with two days to go, leaders and central iowa are keeping a close eye on the candidates. in a somewhat surprising mode -- move, it was the republican debate that put race relations front and center thursday. senator rand paul stating america's war on drugs has disproportionately affected minority communities. corinthian smith called the moment refreshing. >> to hear him talk about the social inequalities of the war on drugs, and basically having cops target young, black
hear him say that, but i guess in time, you know, people will say their truth. alyx: and looking ahead all but , two presidential candidates will be making stops in the state today. governor john kasich and former governor jim gilmore will not be in iowa. that means all three democratic candidates will be around. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley, will be here. and, republican candidates rick santorum, carly fiorina, rand paul, chris christie, jeb bush, marco rubio, mike huckabee, ted cruz, ben carson, and donald trump will all be making their way through the state today. and not all of the candidates plan to be in iowa when the caucus votes are being totaled. jeb bush, chris christie, and john kasich, will not host any post-post caucus parties in iowa because they will already be hitting the campaign trail in new hampshire. that is the next big contest in the presidential race. while all three men poll only in the single digits here in iowa, they are doing much better out east.
caucuses, here's a reminder to tune into kcci on monday night. we will be live all night long, starting at 6:30, and that is until the final results come in. we will also have crews at all the big campaign watch parties. and we'll be live inside a democratic and a republican caucus so we can see exactly what is going on. we will check back in with your forecast. the first morning waking up above freezing. frank: temperatures in the mid to upper 30's, even close to 40 and some portions of the state. going to be a nice warm day. we have the clouds out there. it will not be a sunny day. i think we will see peeks of sunshine. there is a system brewing out to the west. these temperatures feel great, you can go outside and not
34 in knoxville, 32 in grinnell. it is pretty much warm all across the region with temperatures well above average. 47, st. louis. if you have travel plans, things are looking great. kansas city, close to 60 degrees, close to 70 in southwestern kansas. we might have a little ripple roll through tomorrow, mainly rain, but a mild weekend all weekend long. alyx: a fort dodge man is in the hospital this morning after an accidental shooting. officials say that after talking to witnesses and the victim, they determined the shooting was accidental and self-inflicted. the man was flown to an iowa methodist hospital where he is being treated. authorities say he did have proper training and paperwork to carry a concealed weapon, but the investigation is ongoing.
information is urged to contact fort dodge police. des moines police are looking for a pair of robbers who held up the central bank on university, just east of 42nd street friday. police tell us two men dressed in what they call hefty clothing entered the back public entrance of the bank. one robber showed a handgun and ordered the tellers and customers to the ground. after getting some cash, the two men ran out the back. the good news no one was hurt. , fort dodge police arrested a man just minutes after he robbed a bank friday morning. a man robbed the great western bank just before 10:00. witnesses who saw the robbery tracked the suspect, telling police dispatchers where he was going. officers arrested 57-year-old juan flores-andino on robbery charges. new efforts are underway this weekend to curb violence in des moines' court avenue entertainment district. city officials believe adding more lights, surveillance cameras, and increasing police
to make court safer. des moines police have started going to nearby businesses , asking owners to install lights. police say businesses have been very receptive to that idea and agree it could help decrease violence. >> parking lots, alleys, those types of areas that are away from the lit roadways. those are areas we're focusing on enhancing the lighting because those are the areas that seem to be deficient. alyx: city officials say the des moines based company, electronic engineering, will play some part in donating the new surveillance cameras. still ahead, small town swing, how rural communities can sway the caucuses and how some ogden voters are leaning. and caucus commotion. still two days from the caucuses, how campaign workers and visiting media members are
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kohler off to the north, fort dodge and marshalltown -- cooler off to the north, fort dodge and marshalltown checking in -- there is
a system rotating around the west that will be sliding in tomorrow, bringing us a slight chance for rain. we will keep clouds around today but temperatures well above average. by noon, we are in the mid to upper 40's. 8 day forecast, we have a lot to talk about, a storm system and a lot cooler temperatures. alyx: sounds like today will be a great day to get out and enjoy. small-town voters can swing the iowa caucuses. that's why we caught up with some folks in ogden. our vanessa peng listened in as two friends, darren huntley from ogden and rick reinertson from huxley, talked about politics. reinertson says he likes bernie sanders because he's honest.
trump's ability to be a political leader but he says he does like trump's no-nonsense attitude. >> we don't take sales pitches. we want the honest truth, straight up and even if we don't like it, that is what we want, straight up truth. alyx: the fox debate thursday brought thousands of media members to the city of des moines. along with all the campaign workers, they have a few days before the caucuses, so what are they doing? kcci's mark tauscheck found one interesting distraction they're flocking to. mark: campaign workers won't slow down through the weekend. journalists still have stories to turn to make their bosses happy. but at night, they leave their hotel rooms in search of something to do. >> getting a table, going to have a little bit of a wait, actually a long wait. mark: george formaro is the chef behind some of des moines' most recognizable restaurants, including centro and django. he's served broadcasters like chris wallace, candidates like bernie sanders, hollywood types like jamie lee curtis. >> the young servers, the young people that work in the bar,
ever. like sometimes they're down on living in des moines and mrs. like, des moines is the coolest place on earth, bumping into all these people. mark: many journalists have found an unexpected diversion at the 188-seat stoner theater downtown, where robert john ford's "caucus the musical" is playing through next week. >> we actually create art in iowa and it is pretty good. mark: ford let us get rehearsal video earlier this month of his hilarious take on the goofier side of iowa's caucuses that has drawn media who want to watch the show and media who really want an interview. >> this is probably about my 15th so far, and we at least have another dozen scheduled the next couple of days. mark: this is ford's fourth "caucus the musical." of course, the characters change every cycle. >> he squints, does this and he does this with his hands. i think it is more about the hair and the facial and the hands. mark: the fan favorite this year
if you feel like you recognize him, you do. >> i'm going to make this country great again, rather than the festering hell hole it has become with that terrorist kenyan in the white house. alyx: that was mark tauscheck reporting. four of the first five shows have sold out and there are tickets available for sunday's show. "caucus the musical" runs through next saturday. frank, a beautiful photo behind you. frank: we saw a lot of sun shining this past week. this was yesterday, nancy sent this in on my facebook page of the fire in the sky out in van meter. to share your photos, go to kcci.com and click on the u local page. 32 in knoxville. clarion and marshalltown in the 20's. creston, 34.
lighter than yesterday. it will be mild. morning time, not as mild but we will stay in the 30's. 38 by noon. look at 3:00, 44. 39 by 6:00. mainly cloudy skies throughout much of the day. you can see on satellite radar the clouds streaming throughout the state. a low pressure system rolls through, bringing us a slight chance of rain. as we head throughout the morning hours on sunday, could see some rain, maybe a slight chance of a rain-snow six as the system pulls out. -- mix as the system pulls out. tracking on futurecast, a mainly cloudy day, not a whole lot
notice there is the rain chance of early tomorrow morning as the system pulls through. i do not think we will see a lot of rain, maybe a light shower in the morning or some snowflakes in the afternoon. monday looks dry but late monday into tuesday the system starts to roll in after caucus time. light snow showers become more intense on tuesday. some rain-snow mix to the south and east. that is why totals will be heavier to the north and west. the system will pull out wednesday, and bring in some big-time wind. it looks like the heaviest snow is off to the west and north, could be looking at six plus inches. could see six to 12 inches, maybe even more as the system gets closer. four inches down to the south and west and two inches and
44 the high temperature today. 33, the low tonight, showers well after midnight. monday is dry and then tuesday into wednesday, will keep an eye on it for you. >> coming up, week four of friday night hoops, including our game of the 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... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
>> i do not care if it is football or frisbee, hoops or hopscotch, when valley and dowling catholic go head-to-head will be an entertaining matchup. that highlighted our week for action on friday night hoops. tony seeman was there. >> valley taking on dowling, need i say more? the battle for west des moines is here and is really really loud.
both fan bases were fired up or this one. keep an eye on valley's charlie crowley. he is 6'7" so get out of his way. the maroon took the lead. back come the tigers. quinton curry, making it look easy.
dowling catholic hands valley their first loss of the season.
>> the rivalry is always big. tonight, we had a little bit of a chip on our shoulder. everybody had been talking about them. >> thank you very much. boys basketball, ankeny visiting waukee, it was a long time -- a long night for the home team warriors. second half, breaks down the d, hawks roll on the road. 79-60. a couple of metro teams head-to-head at north high, the polar bear's playing charles vander's roosevelt team. the long pass, lays it in. roosevelt's, it took them six
ben norman finally broke the ice. later, a nice
bucket in through three defenders. roosevelt made a little bit of a run but they had no answer for dodge great english. streaming in, and heats the defense to the rim. north high winds, 88-62. the dallas center-grimes high school or the mustangs officially retired the baseball jersey of tony watson. he left dcg to play basketball at nebraska and worked his way pittsburgh pirates. we said, you take the mic, time for you make the call.
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is tony watson for you make the call. early action, justin banfield attacks the rim. newton had the early lead. dcg's 5-9 bulldogs score within the lane. newton with some great passing. newton looking good early. doug heritage, too strong. goes on to win. desk newton -- newton goes on to win. >> tony, thank you very much. boys basketball, pcm on the road against north polk. pcm was up 9-0 early and then sheldon spears with a massive
ransom grabs the loose ball and ends up with a bucket. for the home team, the drive ends a foul. pcm goes on the road and gets the big win, 69-41. playing host to dowling catholic, marion daniel, great position. valley goes long distance. merit wide open, southpaw throws it. back comes dowling catholic. becca hittner, one of the best layers in the state knocks it home for two. dowling too much. valley wins 48-44. >> [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.]
state of iowa and we love the fans who come out to support us. >> it is awesome, it is a great atmosphere having the whole jim pack. >> more girls basketball, running like a well oiled machine hosting the ankeny hawk at. a pass to carly littlefield for three. then later, ankeny moving it inside, a nice bucket inside. it was all waukee, all the way. littlefield goes all the way to lay it in. waukee roles 80-38 the final. more girls basketball, more 5a hoops. southeast polk taking on centennial last night. abby is a great player.
ashton donald's quick hand, takes it all the way to the rim. ankeny centennial would answer. a nice post move in the lane. centennial gets the win over southeast polk, 34-31. split women's college basketball last night, drake the bradley. loyola knocks off northern iowa, 64-60. a good night for hockey fans in
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>> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning weekend. alyx: countdown to caucus. candidates pull out all the stops in these last few days. the ones you can find out campaigning today. and how some candidates are using hillary clinton's email
i'm alyx sacks, alongside me, meteorologist frank scaglione. we are looking at a couple of very busy days in iowa, including the forecast. frank: the good news, the storms like they will be after the caucus is over with. if you are in from out of town, the temperatures this week will be great. this is not typical iowa january weather. 34 waking up this morning and upper 20's in fort dodge and waterloo. cloudy skies
at the airport, wind light at about five miles per hour. it will not be as windy today as yesterday. peeks of sunshine near noon -- by noon. alyx: first on kcci, hillary clinton's emails are again making the headlines on the campaign trail. the state department now says some of the emails on her home
information. nancy cordes has more. ms. clinton: hello, everybody. nancy: just before clinton took the stage in dubuque, state department spokesman john kirby announced that seven email chains from her private account, totaling 37 pages, were being upgraded to top secret. >> in consultation with the intelligence community, we are making this upgrade. and we believe it is the prudent, responsible thing to do. nancy: top secret is one of the highest levels
of classification, reserved for material that, "if released, would cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security." the e-mails resided on clinton's private server in chappaqua, new york four years until she turned over 55,000 pages at the department's request. ms. clinton: i did not e-mail and a material to anyone on my e-mail.
information. in a statement today, her campaign called the move "over-classification run amok," the result of bureaucratic infighting. arguing that in at least one case, the emails appear to involve information from a published news article. kirby would not share the topic of the emails or whether clinton was the sender or receiver. >> i am not going to get into debating or discussing candidates one way or another on the campaign trail. nancy: he said the emails will be withheld from public view. , not blacked out piecemeal like many other e-mails that have been released. the clinton campaign is arguing the emails should be released, at least in part. but an intelligence official tells cbs news that some of the information was so sensitive that clinton and her others should have known never to discuss it on an unsecured system in the first place. nancy cordes, cbs news, dubuque, iowa. alyx: the republican
now reacting to the clinton email story. senator marco rubio says this is just another reason why clinton is not qualified to be the commander-in-chief. mr. rubio: well, i haven't seen that report so i wouldn't want to comment on it, but what we know already is that there was highly classified information on her server. what i know for a fact, is that if a member of my staff on the intelligence committee had done that they would have been fired and probably would have been prosecuted. alyx: jeb bush was also attacking clinton from the campaign trail friday. at an event in carroll, bush questioned whether or not clinton could be trusted. mr. bush: i give her respect of being intelligent, knowledgeable, policy oriented. she has a set of detailed plans that are very different than mine, but she's sincere in that regard. she believes what she believes. i can't give her credit for honesty and trustworthiness. alyx: bush also said, he believes clinton will have a hard time restoring some degree of trust with the american people. as we quickly approach caucus time candidates are out in full force campaigning.
candidates will be in the state. each with multiple stops across iowa. and all but two republican candidates will be here. former virginia governor jim gilmore and ohio governor john kasich are the only ones without campaign stops today. as we count down to the caucuses, here's a reminder to tune into kcci on monday night. we will be live all night long, starting at 6:30, until the final results come in. we will also have crews at all the big campaign watch parties. and we'll be live inside a democratic and a republican caucus in order to see exactly what is going on. not all of the candidates plan to be in iowa when the caucus votes are being totalled. jeb bush, chris christie, and john kasich, will not host any post-caucus parties and the hawkeye state because they will already be campaigning in new hampshire. that's of course, the next contest in the presidential race. while all three men poll only in the single digits here in iowa , they are doing much better out east. the day after the caucuses, a
get out of iowa as soon as they can. for most of them that means tuesday morning. >> some japanese reporters i talked to wanted to see me tuesday but said it's got to be , before noon because they have 3:00 flight out of cedar rapids. they couldn't get a single seat on a flight out of des moines as it is, independently of any storm. alyx: with everyone out and about caucus night and needing to leave, this winter storm will be a bit of a headache. frank: it will be after the caucus is over before the storm starts, but i have a feeling that several of them will be affected. satellite radar this weekend, we will just see the clouds mainly today. we could see a few raindrops as the system pulls in from the west, but not as much sunshine as yesterday but temperatures feeling great.
all across the region, temperatures feeling pretty good. 34 in kansas city, st. louis 45 degrees. cooler off to the north. bismarck and portions of the dakotas could see some light precipitation but i think we stay dry across the midwest, at least today. your weekend outlook looking pretty good temperature-wise, 44 degrees. sunday's high, four degrees -- 44 -- 40 degrees. alyx: did you wake up early to catch it? if not, right now serena williams is set to win the australian open title. here is a look.
she has 16 previous times and reached the final -- six previous times and reached the final. right now, residents in flint, michigan are being warned that the water samples from more than two dozen locations have higher lead levels than filters can handle. flint residents have been told to drink only filtered or bottled water because of the lead contamination. county health officials declared a public health emergency back in october. the zika virus is not showing up in the u.s., but the illness is already widespread in south america and the caribbean. mosquitos spread the virus, which can cause fever, rash, and joint pain. but the virus appears to be especially dangerous for pregnant women, and those trying to get pregnant, because it has been linked to babies being born with abnormally small heads. pregnant women are being told not to travel to the affected areas and that has many moms-to-be canceling trips. >> there's not a big fear that
widespread travel cancellations. it's not an airborne virus so it's not going to go from passenger to passenger. alyx: the world health organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting on monday to decide if the virus should be declared an international health emergency. the country of kosovo opened its first diplomatic office in des moines friday morning. the official announcement between city leaders and the kosovo government was made friday morning at the greater des moines partnership offices on locust. the consulate is part of a relationship between iowa and kosovo, which started in 2011 with joint missions with the iowa national guard. >> iowans are willing, in the heart of america, to reach out to the rest of the world, to establish those relationships, alyx: the new consulate will be in the court avenue business suites, 309 court avenue. more big story is happening here in iowa, fort dodge police are investigating an accidental shooting.
were dispatched for reports of a male who had been shot. when officers arrived they were , able to speak with the victim and witnesses, where they determined the shooting was an accidental, self-inflicted shooting. he is now recovering at iowa methodist in des moines. also in fort dodge, police arrested a man just minutes after he robbed a bank friday morning. a man robbed the great western bank just before 10:00. witnesses who saw the robbery tracked the suspect, telling police dispatchers where he was going. officers arrested 57-year-old juan flores-andino on robbery charges. speaking of robberies des moines , police are investigating a robbery. police are looking for a pair of robbers who held up the central bank on university just east of 42nd street on friday. police tell us two men dressed in what they call hefty clothing entered the back public entrance of the bank. one robber showed a handgun and ordered the tellers and customers to get to the ground. after getting some cash, the two men ran out the back.
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check this out. this is drone footage taken of downtown des moines. the footage was captured from cnn. the city is going to be buzzing the next few days, and it looks gorgeous in this video. we have been spoiled with some great weather. frank: those temperatures going to be nice. the skies, not so much. we will be watching the snow moving in next week. iowa falls, 26, carroll, the freezing mark. the wind will not be as gusty as yesterday, generally at 10 miles per hour. we are headed for mid 40's by later on this afternoon. alyx: thank you, frank. a nebraska tribe, hurt by poverty, is seriously considering a lucrative and controversial business opportunity. but federal attorneys are advising otherwise.
camila: about an hour and a half north of the metro, the omaha tribe sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into iowa's monona county. the tribe's biggest problem, can be plainly seen driving down the streets. >> we need jobs. camila: poverty and unemployment, historical issues that have reached critical levels. >> right now my community has a 69% unemployment rate. camila: the dire economy here, leaving council members like chairman vernon miller, desperate for solutions. >> we're not seeing anybody else looking to assist us and we acknowledge that so we're trying to pursue whatever we can. camila: in early november, the sovereign nation polled its members on an idea that's been turning heads the legalization and sale of medical, industrial
and recreational marijuana. it all sparked from a memo sent by the u.s. department of justice last december, seemingly extending the same drug law guidelines applied to states,
across borders that don't allow it. but council members say indian country is even more strictly regulated. if they even decide to pursue a marijuana venture, the federal government says they'd have to sell it on their land, and only to their members.
>> at this point, it would basically be like marijuana island. camila: which is why the tribe says they need to research whether or not growing and selling pot would even be profitable. >> from a law enforcement perspective, it's a bad idea, because it's illegal. camila: for u.s. attorney deborah gilg, there's no question. she's been vocal to tribes in nebraska, that attempting a grow operation would still violate federal law, and cause more problems than solutions. >> you've got the operational issues of how do you even get the marijuana to the
itself is a crime. camila: the federal government has already shut down farms on california reservations, and recently, a tribe in south dakota burned its crop after officials signaled a potential raid. >> and i will state this for the record, we will prosecute. the issue. camila: reminding tribal members of the controversy surrounding their casino near onawa,
back when it was built in the 1990's. >> it's doing fine today. oftentimes people don't realize the role we have within our society. we have dual citizenship. we're always going to be u.s. citizens, but we are also our own nation. alyx: that was camila orti reporting. the omaha tribe is also considering only growing industrial hemp. here is a live look outside at the northeast mixmaster. roads aren't too busy right now but they will be later on today and throughout the rest of the weekend. frank tells us when we can expect our first chance fo do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...
and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. frank: good morning, welcome back, 10 minutes until 6:00 on your saturday. a beautiful photo sent in on my facebook page of downtown des moines yesterday. temperatures were not bad. they are not bad waking up this morning, above freezing in the metro. low 30's around creston.
downtown skycam, it will be another nice day and the wind a little lighter than yesterday. 9:00 a.m. temperature, low 30's. by 3:00, we are in the mid 40's, but we will keep the clouds around all day today. a slight chance for precipitation on sunday, especially in the morning hours, but all eyes on this system that will be cruising through tuesday to wednesday. the low pressure system mainly stays to the south
as it climbs to the north and east. big-time cold air out of canada, and we will be concerned with blowing snow on wednesday as the system moves out. notice mainly cloudy skies today, it will be a mild day, well above average. could see some showers as we head throughout the morning tomorrow. could see some snowflakes in
tomorrow that i do not think we
will pick up much. sunday evening looks dry and then all eyes, late monday into tuesday. it is after caucus time when the snow will start and will be heaviest throughout the day on tuesday. the heaviest snow to the north and west. a rain-snow mix central iowa and rain to the south and east. i think that is where the lighter totals will be, in southeast iowa. some of the models wrapping in drier air, which may limit some of the totals. generally to the west, six inches plus. to the east, the totals diminish as i think it will be mainly rain. the weekend looking nice, 44 today, 33 the low tonight. 8 day forecast, sunday not
monday, the calm before the storm, 38, and a lot cooler to and the week. alyx: iowa voters will
officially kick off the 2016 presidential election on monday. with caucuses across the state. weijia jiang explains how the historic process works. >> i'm asking you to caucus for me monday night. weijia: presidential politics is part of the culture in iowa. and voters do their homework. >> i'm trying to pay attention and trying to do my research. weijia: at hoover high school in des moines, government students have been studying too. >> why do we do the caucus every four years? >> so we can choose what candidates run for president. weijia: but many people outside the state find the very word "caucus" confusing. think of it as a get-together with your neighbors. registered republicans or democrats who will be 18 by election day can participate. every precinct has its own caucus and which precinct you belong to depends on your home address.
>> he wants to make college tuition tax-deductible. weijia: someone speaks on
behalf of each candidate. then participants cast a secret ballot. but for democrats, it's more complicated. voters separate into groups depending on which candidate they support. any candidate who doesn't hit around 15% in that precinct is eliminated. their supporters are then free to move to the other camps. >> this is about standing with your neighbor, transparency, and being committed not just to the process but to your candidate. weijia: the iowa caucuses started in 1972 and the old school process hasn't change much. but this year it's going high , tech. >> the application does the math in the background. weijia: each precinct will report results with this new app which will quickly determine the winners. >> what do you think of this whole process? weijia: this organized chaos is the first step in picking the next president. weijia jiang, cbs news, des moines, iowa. alyx: each precinct has a
but it is not a winner take all situation. a math equation based on turnout is used to award the delegates to each candidate. kcci 8 news time now 5:55 on your saturday morning. taking a live look at our downtown sky cam. beautiful day ahead here in central iowa with highs headed the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this,
in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan to get incomes rising... ...reduce drug prices... ...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. 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
alyx: time now for news to go at 5:58. a quick reminder that candidates will be out in full force today. all of the 2016 hopefuls will be in iowa today except former virginia jim gilmore and ohio governor john kasich. the 13 candidates have stops all across the state, including some here in central iowa. you're just minutes away from today's eye-opener on cbs this morning saturday. here's a look at some of the other stories you'll see next at 6:00. >> a brutal winter storm breaks of two tanker ships on the north atlantic. amazingly, almost every crew member survived. the story of the greatest small boat coast guard rescue ever. veteran rocker jesse mallon performs on our saturday
>> ahead on cbs saturday morning. alyx: what a little bit of a roller coaster over the next few days. frank: warm temperatures, well above average in the 40's and then we start to slide a little bit. 44 degrees, get outside today. 33 the low tonight. could see some light showers after midnight. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] captioning funded by cbs