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it comes in oral rinse, spray or gel announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. stacey: right now at 10:00 white-out weather. , several major roads and parts of interstate-35 still closed tonight. steve: kcci's laura terrell is keeping an eye on the roads. but we begin with kurtis gertz. he's tracking what's ahead. kurtis: the big problem has been for the past 24 hours, the wind continues to howl. it won't be as strong as last night, but we have winds from 15-30 miles per hour and we are still getting gusts in the mid to upper 30's. last night, we had gusts in the 40's and 50's. the areas with the greatest impact are the areas that have the highest snow cover. that is why there have been more treacherous conditions to the north. this abilities unlimited. down to the southeast, some
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a few bands of snow from mingo, colfax, over toward the mitchellville area. along with that, some pretty cold air moving in. temperatures tomorrow around nine at six ago a.m. noon, just 14. clouds slowly and. forecast high tomorrow of 16. steve: taking a look at statewide road conditions. still closed in both directions from ames to clear lake. travel not advised on the areas in purple and areas in pink are covered in snow. like blue means roads are partially covered. we have crews covering conditions on the road all day long. laura: the wind is pretty brutal.
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the road conditions are so bit -- road conditions aren't so bad, but the further north you go, the worse it gets. whiteout conditions left cars backed up for miles on highway 20 on the way to fort dodge slowing down because of the ice and wind and the blowing wind conditions and were stopped. struck a vehicle and the semi then got stuck. laura: the jacknifed semi caused 40 to 50 drivers to be stuck at a standstill for up to 2 hours. drivers like tristan obe. the 40 mile and hour wind was so as we talked. the howling wind and slick spots were also so bad, even our news car got stuck. >> i couldn't see two feet in front of my car. laura: the dot eventually shut down i-35 from ames to clear lake, forcing drivers to take dangerous back road detours. >> and on the backroads, there were huge drifts about three feet high, and if you weren't going 40 miles an hour you
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them. laura: state patrol says the best thing to do it just stay home if you can. >> if you go out you are going to risk your life you are going , to risk your family's life, and you can actually risk the life of others. you might be the best driver in the world, but all it takes is one person making one tiny mistake and then a whole bunch of people get tied up in an accident. laura: sergeant mark miller with the iowa state patrol told me they are going to try to get the roads tonight. but because the strong wind is supposed to continue into the morning, he advises tomorrow morning not to drive north unless you absolutely have to. live in des moines, laura news leader. steve: stick with kcci for all information, video forecasts, and, be sure to download our kcci mobile and weather apps. stacey: new at 10:00 kcci has , learned of a major change in finally make medical marijuana legal in iowa. todd: it appears some republicans who stopped the medical marijuana bill from passing last year may now be
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this is a huge change that could help sick people with no where else to turn. >> these kids and families need this medicine, and we know that it's worked. my daughter margaret has been on it and we know that it's worked for her. todd: west des moines mayor steve gaer is an expert on the value of medical marijuana. hemp oil has dramatically helped his daughter margaret with seizures. but getting the medicine is a nightmare. a new bill, set to be unveiled tuesday, would make it legal to grow medical marijuana in iowa. to make cannabis oil and to set up dispensaries. it would also make it legal to carry it across state lines. republican legislators killed similar legislation last year. now republican representative , peter cownie is sponsoring the new bill. he's not ready to talk about details yet, but his friend steven gaer says he's encouraged. >> the critical thing about this cannabis oil to be produced and distributed here in iowa. that's the challenge parents have right now is that we can't legally get it in this state.
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supporters and lawmakers plan to unveil all the details of the new legislation tomorrow at 1:00 at a news conference at the statehouse. we'll be there too. stacey: commitment 2016. new poll numbers from cnn show donald trump and bernie sanders holding substantial leads in new hampshire. sanders' 54% to 40% advantage over hillary clinton is down slightly from a 55% to 37% lead in the previous poll. donald trump is now up by 17%. marco rubio is in 2nd and ted cruz close behind in 3rd, john kasich and jeb bush round out the top 5. on the eve of the first in the nation primary, presidential candidates are making last minute pitches to voters. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is live in manchester where it's a busy night for , candidates and snow plows. cynthia: just look around. you said it. although iowa just held the first in the nation caucuses a
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go until the nation's first primary here in new hampshire. actually, there are three tiny communities that will start casting votes at midnight. campaign signs line the snow covered streets but slick roads and slippery sidewalks didn't keep patriotic supporters home tonight. rod webber headed to a trump rally. do you think this wx will keep -- you think this weather will keep people from voting tomorrow? >> people want to make sure that their candidate makes it. i braving it right now. ammr. trump: i'm damn angry and so are the people who show up by the thousands to these events. cynthia: trump is far ahead of the rest of the republican pack here in polls that show the real fight is for second place. marco rubio was hoping for a big bounce out of iowa, where he took third. sen. rubio: tonight, gets a good rest. get your friends and family to as well as we possibly can. cynthia: but ted cruz, john kasich and jeb bush are close
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place. bernie sanders from neighboring vermont is running well ahead of hillary clinton in the polls here. sen. sanders: we started off 40 points behind. that is not the case today. cynthia: but again, tonight a , supporter fainted while he was making his final pitch. just as bill clinton showed up in des moines the eve of the caucuses, he was here the eve of the primary. ms. clinton: you could imagine a greater divide between my views and the views of the republicans. cynthia: after 35 events across new hampshire in just one day, just like iowa, many voters may still wake up undecided. political analyst scott spradling told me because of that, he expects a big surprise
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>> upwards of 30%, 40% of the electorate in new hampshire have not made up their final decision. all of these little things that happen at the end can have a big impact on the outcome. i think we will see some surprise before it's all over. cynthia: we will wait and see. hillary said it was her last rally tonight and most of the candidates will be stopping by the polling places tomorrow after they open at 8:00 a.m. steve: new details tonight on a possible presidential run by michael bloomberg. the former new york city mayor confirmed today that he is considering making an independent bid -- independent run for president. he took aim at the overall tone of this year's campaign, saying the public deserves better. bloomberg is worth an estimated $39 billion. he is expected to self-fund any presidential campaign. steve: new at 10:00 simpson , college is under fire tonight for hiring a full-time coach for
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kcci's ryan smith is live in the newsroom with why people are now questioning how the school spends money. ryan: steve, the club has been around for five years and has 35 members. now, some alumni are speaking out. even former iowa u.s. senator john culver writing a letter calling for that money to be spent on other academic programs. critics taking aim at simspon college's shooting sports club. the petition for a weapons-free simpson garnering nearly 200 online signatures since last week. it calls on the college's board of trustees to reverse a decision to hire a full-time club coach. >> this type of fued that's happening, i think it's a travesty. ryan: some alumni now questioning if this is money well-spent, pointing to recent staff layoffs. >> it is concerning because they don't have the money for career services but they have the money to provide a full-time coach in the shooting club.
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reviewing school policy on equipment storage. the campus is considered a gun-free zone. firearms are currently kept inside this maintenance building on campus. >> day are stored in a safe that only has access by two people, campus security and one other person, and so we feel that that is something that we don't let them be stored anywhere on campus. ryan: simpson college president jay simmons now directing his administration to review procedures for screening potential participants and funding options. some simpson athletes see the coaching hire as a smart move for school recruitment. >> i know hunting is big in iowa so i mean, i think it would be , big on campus and students will be interested. ryan: we mentioned that online petition. against the hire has nearly 200 signatures. a petition we found online supporting the shooting club has more than 2000 online signatures. simpson officials plan to announce the hire in the next few days. steve?
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kills a 77-year-old woman and injures her husband. it happened late last night. marion county sheriff's deputies attempted to put out the fire, but they were unable to enter the flaming home. knoxville rural firefighters eventually contain the blaze. emergency responders took patricia henning to a nearby hospital, where she later died. 79-year-old ronald henning was taken to the burn unit at the university of iowa hospitals in iowa city. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. in saint charles, an early morning fire destroys a home used by three families. no one was home at the time this morning when the fire started. but family members say 3 cats and one dog were killed. fire investigators say the windy and cold conditions made fighting the fire very difficult. there's no word yet on how the fire started. stacey: final hearings kicked off today on whether to allow an oil pipeline to cut through the state. it would stretch 346 miles, running through 18 iowa counties.
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570,000 barrels of oil a day. the iowa utilities board holding four more days of hearings before the board makes a final decision. steve: next on the news at 10:00, lead-poisoning lawsuit. a father in flint michigan defends his decision to sue the city. stacey: level 1 response. the cdc ups it's activation to combat the zika virus. what president obama is asking for to help in the fight. steve: and high waves, flooded , streets, and blowing snow. the wacky winter weather happening right now in the northeast. kurtis: this arctic blast picking up snow showers. how nasty will those wind-chills
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steve: the first lawsuit is over the lead-tainted water there. of his 2-year-old daughter sophia. waid says, in the summer of 2014, a few months after flint switched to using the river for drinking water, his daughter's blood lead level was at 14. that's more than twice the level considered toxic.
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was just not right with her. it's hard for her to concentrate and learn. like when we flashcards and stuff like that. she's really irritable right now. steve: waid says sophia is now on a strict vegetarian diet. the suit asks for damages, listing 2 of the flint emergency managers, the former mayor, and several people who worked in the city public works department, as defendants. $1.8 billion. that's how much president obama is now asking for to fight the zika virus. $400 million of that would be used to combat zika around the world. experts say the mosquitoes that spread the virus are among the most difficult species to fight. the cdc today elevated it's response, now giving zika it's highest activation level. the virus is linked to birth defects. stacey: winter flooding tonight in parts of the northeast. high winds hampering the coasts in massachusetts and new york. a flood warning is in affect for the entire new jersey shore.
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new hampshire, and massachusetts seeing heavy snow. we saw blizzard conditions today here, kurtis. kurtis: it was really related to those high winds. we have gusts of 58 miles per hour in parts of northern iowa. a when you went out there, just not as windy as last night. it feels like one below. north-northwest winds here in the metro at 23. the indication of where snow is blowing the most is visibility's. here is the snow showers. picking up a bit from newton, tama, down through marion county. the past hour or so, the snow has definitely been slowing down.
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out there. winds still howling over 32 miles per hour in webster city. 23 here in the metro, but we are getting gusts in the mid 30's. temperatures at 6:00 a.m., nine degrees. zero. partly sunny at noon. 14 degrees. highs tomorrow just 16. when gusts around 27-29 miles per hour. finally settling down by 6:00 p.m. here are the snow showers moving through. winter weather advisory continuing to the north through midnight. the gusty winds still causing problems especially on highway 20. you see these lines as they spread apart. there is a little less wind moving in. the cold air is funneling all
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snow moving out. it looks like tomorrow, the farther east you are, the more cloud cover, the farther west, the more sunshine. most locations under an inch, but arriving wednesday afternoon through wednesday evening. that pushes out and i think we will see some sunshine on thursday with a little bit of a warm-up on the way. tonight, a cold one out there. gusty winds, still some light snow off to the east. tomorrow, 16 degrees. we will still see gusts at 30. zero. wednesday, the afternoon snow chance. wednesday morning, wind chills 15-25 below zero. thursday, 20.
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sunday, could be a little light snow late, and finally, temperatures moderate next week. >> mom and dad looked at each other one thing led to another that night. stacey: super babies. meet some of the families
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>> so super a day, it's why we were born. stacey: super babies. did you catch the nfl's ad during the super bowl? the children, and adults, featured were born 9 months after their parents' favorite team won the super bowl. the nfl says winning cities see a rise in births 9-months after the big game. several families featured in the ad are speaking out today, telling their stories. >> they are definitely here because of the colts winning the super bowl that year. steve: that is maddox butler's mother. he is one of the kids who was picked to represent the indianapolis colts. >> i thought, wow, finally an advantage to being old. so, i answered the ad. steve: scott wilcox is in the
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packers fans born in 1967, during the months of october, november, and december. he says it took 4 days, and endless hours rehearsing, to shoot the commercial. stacey: you have to have a sense of humor to do that the big game one. brought in some big ratings. super bowl 50 is now the third most-watched television event in u.s. history. that number is down from the last two years.
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we have some mo andy: new ap college basketball poll came out this afternoon. the iowa hawkeyes up to number 4 this week. iowa state drops one spot to number 14. back in the top five and moving up is a great spot to be, especially when chasing a big ten championship. i was doing that in part because some of the seniors are playing the best basketball of their career. jerry uthoff is having a player of the year tech of season and
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into one of the best seniors. the hawkeyes look like they will be a tough out when the tournament goes on in indianapolis. >> all we worry about his winning games and focusing on ourselves. right now. >> we have a lot of experience. we have been through this before, so we kind of no what to win. andy: the hawks nest game is in bloomington indiana on thursday. iowa's game at ohio state will tip at 3:00. you can watch right here on kcci. cyclones welcome jameel mckay today, but not to the game roster.
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he will not play. the coach says maybe this weekend. >> we need jameel to be right for us to max out. he knows that, in me and him are continuing to communicate. hopefully he can have a good week this week and we will go forward. right now he is suspended indefinitely till i really see more on the matter. andy: cyclones and red raiders play wednesday night on espnu. it is monday night. time for the great 8. iowa state's deonte burton, a huge jam. number 7, peter jok with the steal. number 6, chris paul. deandre jordan knows how to finish.
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von miller, your m.v.p. this one directly led to a touchdown. number 4. that is a robot getting a hole in one on 16 in phoenix. that is karlin-esque. number 3, golden state and the clippers. harrison barnes beat the buzzer for the warriors to beat the clippers. steph curry at number 2. the next quarter, from half court. unbelievable. number 1. wes washpun hammering home the one-handed dunk against evansville.
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stacey: how about this wind? kurtis: is going to slowly taper. gusts tomorrow near 30. blowing snow, especially to the north. high of 16 tomorrow. wednesday, some late afternoon snow has to generally be like. sunday. steve: taking you out wide to new hampshire, where three communities compared to open a primary polls at midnight tonight. cynthia fodor is in new hampshire. he sure to look for her first in the nation primary coverage, coming up tomorrow.
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this morning starting at 4:30 four any new developments. the late show with stephen colbert is coming up next. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [cap so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't, and 6 gigs for only $40 a month. that's a lot less than verizon and at&t. so, why on earth would you ever go with one of those other gu switch to u.s. cellular now
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