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i am totally blind. and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit >> you're watching kcci eight news. >> time for your winning powerball numbers, good luck. eric: we have winners, the 1.6 billion dollar jackpot is off the table. we will tell you where the lucky tickets were bought and why you may still have a reason to double check your numbers. elizabeth: good morning everyone, thanks for waking up with kcci eight news. eric: it is 5:00 on thursday, january 14. we are all winners when it comes to weather. metinka: it will be a gorgeous
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38 in des moines with temperatures above freezing, it highway 30. everybody gets a chance to melt out there. we will have sunshine out by the afternoon and highs will be great, 10 to 15 degrees above average for this time of year. 46 degrees, a lot of melting, kind of sloppy this afternoon but everything will be re-freezing toward tomorrow. temperatures are heading for a nosedive over the weekend. eric: he finally have a winner. after several turnovers and a record-breaking one point $6 billion jackpot, someone has won the powerball. shaina humphries joins us and we know where these were sold? shaina: there were three. one was bought at a store in chino hills, california.
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>> this is the luckiest machine on the planet. make sure everybody comes into play. shaina: the ticket winner has not come forward yet but whoever it is will share the $1.6 billion prize with two other winners, one from florida and the other one from tennessee. winners can opt for annual payments or a lump sum. someone iowa one $2 million in last night strong. iowa lottery officials say they matched the first five but did not get the powerball. make sure you check the tickets. the numbers are 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, the powerball is 10. deadly explosions in jakarta, indonesia. one of three bombs went off. police say five of the attackers and two others are dead. they are still searching for
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officials are calling it a terror attack say there have been warnings of possible attacks by isis. no one has claimed responsibility for this. eric: des moines police are investigating an early morning shooting. officials say 45-year-old jerome michael johnson was shot near 22nd street early wednesday morning. just as he got lost and ended up on a dead end road. he tried following a car to the main road but the car stopped and a man got out and started shooting him. johnston sustained non-life-threatening injuries. a mistrial has been granted in the murder trial of joe lopez. >> it was on and off, he forced sexual intercourse with me. eric: the county judge declared that mistrial after the victim's mother you heard from, lisa alvarez, made new sexy abuse
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a new trial is tentatively set for may. elizabeth: family members of move leader jnana veg are speaking out. merced dautovic killed her in a murder suicide last april. records show he was arrested for domestic assault against her for hitting her in the mouth, grabbing and twisting her hand and fingers. her brother claims his sister went to police for help weeks before she was killed. >> my sister was very worried. she had said to the detective he will kill me, he has people, you don't know what he is capable of. elizabeth: he says she worked tirelessly to obtain u.s. citizenship for her son. family members finally made that happen four months after her death. eric: the parents of a waukee teenager who committed suicide are hoping to spread a message
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they have a press conference from mercy medical center wednesday. they're 18-year-old son, drew, died on january 11. they say he never told them anything was wrong and they hope his story will show others that asking for help does not mean you are weak what instead shows strength. >> to really talk to somebody, your parents, especially, they love you the most. it is such a tragic thing, i would hate for another family to experience this. eric: many of his organs will be donated to others and to research. but there's a lot of action on our facebook page. teresa says i am sorry for your loss. i am a lucky parent my child did not succeed who is now married with a beautiful child. teenage years are hard. kerry says i am sorry your son is gone but thank you not only
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i am a heart transplant recipient to a tragic death and for you to be willing to save others in your time of pain is just incredible. elizabeth: we want to check in with metinka and people are out and about yesterday, but what an improvement today. metinka: it will be even warmer than yesterday so get out there and soak up. 39 and des moines. it is a little frosty in ames at 32 but temperatures will warm up nicely with the great southwest wind and afternoon sunshine, heading for 46 in des moines and southern iowa may talk about close to 50. it will become to the later on with tomorrow that is nice. temperatures will be falling with flurries and a lot of wind followed by colder air toward the weekend. elizabeth: commitment 2016 news, a des moines register poll shows the gap widening between ted
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ted cruz is now leaving donald trump among likely caucus-goers in iowa by 3%. marco rubio is in third with 12%. ben carson is and forth with 11%. jeb bush has 4%. the former florida governor campaigned an urbandale wednesday where he said he is not too concerned with poll numbers. >> think about it, every time he's had a chance, he pushes people that disagree with them to make his view look more sophisticated and more important and he toys has the strawman argument. if you are against the iranian agreement you are a warmonger. instead of trying to find common ground with people and or's consensus but never as -- the frontrunning candidate for there are public and nomination has the same tendency. he does. elizabeth: bush will be on the
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republican debate of 2016 along with donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, chris christie, and john kasich. the debate in south carolina starts at 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the fox business network. mike huckabee and rick santorum will participate in a preliminary debate set for 5:00 p.m.. we will have more live from washington, d.c. coming up with more at 5:30 this morning. republican candidates will not be in iowa as they prepare but democratic hopeful martin o'malley will be in des moines at the uaw hall for a meeting with the ankeny area democrats. things heat up for applicants this weekend. donald trump will be in the metro tomorrow and marco rubio has stops on saturday. eric: i was basketball team made a statement the season by upsetting number one michigan state to start big ten play in conference. the spartans will look for payback tonight. that's a place the hawkeyes have
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3-0, tightening the conference lead. they are also well rested. michigan state, then self allen time is with injury when iowa beat them. iowa versus michigan is tonight at 6:00 p.m. you can watch it on espn. uthe panthers have beat number one north carolina. iowa state. but they also lost a missouri state. the sycamores pulled off a 74-60 win. uni rebounded and they turned over the wall multiple times. after a string of disappointing big 12 games, iowa state's schedule doesn't get easier. the cyclones face 11 and five kansas state the saturday in kansas and monday they play 14-1 oklahoma at home.
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iowa is ranked 17th. tuesday could knock them out of the top 25. still ahead, free to drive? a car trapped in ice is finally freed. elizabeth: and check your ticket. it happened when one group of people thought they had the winning number. shaina: if you didn't win, you do have to go to work. it should not be a hard drive. no issues on the roads, hardly anyone out there. you should have the roads to yourself. we will take a look outside at those roads. 235 and 22nd street in west des
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. elizabeth: welcome back. check out these beautiful photos that were sent in from one of our viewers. she went to lake redrock rock and found wildlife enjoying the weather. you see the deer posing for the
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there is a bison at the neil smith wildlife refuge. eric: she spotted this evil perched in a tree at lake greg brock at -- lake red rock. and a squirrel having a snack. metinka: it was nice and temperatures were pretty much where they were yesterday afternoon, 37 in des moines. 39 in knoxville and a touch cooler to the north. temperatures will be quickly warming this afternoon. and it will get to melt away more snow and ice but already by noon it will feel great with readings in the low 40's heading to 46 today. temperatures will be all over the place. this will be the nicest day of the next eight. a huge glass of cold air coming over the weekend. even next week is looking
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shaina: it is warming up in western new york. the cover -- car that was covered in ice we showed you is free. they towing company in hamburg, new york called them to help him get his vehicle back. the combination of salt and hot water was used to melt the car enough so it could be hoisted onto a flatbed. there's another lake advisory in the buffalo area. the developments in the flint water crisis. there has been an increasingly generous disease in the area over the past two years and could be connected to contaminated water. it is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that affect the lungs. the tap water has been found to have too much lead after the city switched its water supply in 2014. eric: you may have noticed new
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emmy victor found one in west des moines where she is. what is different? emmy: these new traffic lights work differently than what you normally find at a typical intersection. these lights are only built at crosswalks. there's another guideline to help pedestrians cross the street. you see this on 65th and ashworth, unless someone is crossing the street, they stay black meaning you don't have to stop, you can drive past them. use them as an extra guideline. when someone is crossing the street it is hard to see them as they are crossing. it was funded through grants and different budgets and they work best in areas where there's a lot of pedestrian traffic that can be anywhere from your local schools to parks or maybe even residential areas. they don't even look like your typical traffic stop light.
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>> the position is different, you have to read indications any yellow. -- two red indications and the yellow. emmy: it can actually cut down the cost of building an intersection nearly in half. a total intersection can cost $200,000. the sign in the crosswalk can cost only 100,000. emmy victor, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: economic headlines. if you are looking for a job, today might be your lucky day. one of iowa's largest career fairs is in des moines. the iowa career expo is held at heidi hall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..last year's event had more than 1800 jobseekers. employers will look for everything from entry-level to professional level.
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attendance. wall street. since the year began, the dow is down 7%. the nasdaq is down 9.7%. the s&p 500 is down 7.5%. monday didn't help. the dow fell to enter 65 points, nasdaq dropped 160, the s&p 500 was down almost 50. chipotle is hoping a new marketing campaign will work customers back. it will include tv commercials, direct mail, and newspaper ads. this is in response to an e. coli outbreak that began in october. chipotle says it has taken additional measures to make sure it's food is safe including having more ingredients go through centralized kitchens. california regulators say folks wagons plan to -- a volkswagen's
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vw is accused of routing software so its cars can beat emission requirements. several kmart's will be closing early this year including one in atoma. kmart says close to 100 stores across the country will begin liquidation sales january 24 and close altogether by april. customers that have layaway contracts at the atoma location can pay them off early or transfer them to another store or online. viewers can say goodbye to cable news network al jazeera america. the network says it will stop operation by the end of april, 2.5 years after its launch. the company blamed the economy and landscape of the media. eric: millions of powerball players were hoping to have the winning numbers. some of you may have won a prize but before you cash it in, double check the numbers and
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that is after saturday's powerball drawing, employees at a new jersey restaurant pooled their money together to buy tickets. when they were the numbers off the website they all matched and that they won the jackpot. the problem is the website still wednesday's drawing. no jackpot. they freaked out for the reason. the correct ones, check your tickets. talk about a letdown. elizabeth: well, we want to go over to metinka and we're all ou winners with the forecast. metinka: temperatures currently are right where we were 30's to near 40. it's a bit frosty to the north, north of highway 30. we have temperatures falling below freezing so watch for
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a southwest wind continues at 15 miles per hour in central and northern iowa so that's the warm direction that will drag in warm conditions. we have clouds in place but clearing skies will be found by late this morning into the afternoon. today if you are traveling to the north, that's where the snow is across north dakota into minnesota. unfortunately it will be coming in our direction as soon as tonight. today will be nice and quiet so get out and suck up the nice warm conditions with sunshine. here comes the cold front that will bring a change in the direction coming from the northwest bringing with it snow showers and flurriesasting through tomorrow. then colder air settles in and by saturday night here comes a reinforcing shot with another chance for light snow saturday evening. that will be followed by bitterly cold conditions toward sunday. today will be the best day of
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light snow will be moving through the state, it should be out of here by noon or 1:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. skies clear back out for much of saturday followed by more clouds by the afternoon and another chance for snow overnight into sunday and we could have a half inch of snow but the main story is the cold. get outside and enjoy the nice conditions. we have a breeze coming from a southwest with highs of the 46. tomorrow is not so great with wind followed by falling temperatures in the afternoon. saturday has a chance of snow by late in the day and a weekend is looking bitterly cold especially sunday. elizabeth: let's see what's happening on the roads. shaina: it is pretty quiet, we have a lot of mobile speed units . five in town, pay attention
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one at 1400 west mlk. in front of him of church at 41st and ingersoll. west of highway 1800 east and boulevard. -- easton boulevard. 4400 delaware avenue. eric: republican candidates are competing in south carolina for the first debate of 2016 and marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped,
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to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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eric: welcome back. it's the first debate of the new year. republican candidates square off again but this time it could be a game changer with voting in two weeks. elizabeth: nikole killion's live with more on what to expect in our commitment 2016 coverage. nikole: good morning. this is the republicans sixth debate but it is the first one
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voters before they get ready to cast their ballot. smaller states will be set as only seven republican hopefuls are slated to appear in primetime. expect all eyes on ted cruz and donald trump who are tangled and that -0- =-- neck and neck. voting begins in over two weeks as the other candidates clamored to be back in the mix after being booted to the under guard along with carly fiorina. >> to be sent back to little kids table which is happening to rand paul and carly fiorina is devastating because it is the network saying you are not ready for prime time. nikole: rand paul has asked fox business network and the republican party to reconsider although as of right now, fox business said it didn't plan to give any candidates a second look. eric: we know this has been contentious from the beginning but could this really go all the way to the convention for the
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nikole: we have been hearing rumblings about this but apparently the rnc is preparing for the possibility of a contested convention if no clear nominee emerges. they claim this has nothing to do with donald trump and they are doing this as a contingency. rnc officials are holding their winter meeting in south carolina and are expected to hold a briefing later today to outline possible scenarios. eric: nikole killion live in washington, thank you. the other part kicks off tonight in charleston at 5:00 p.m. and will include mike huckabee, rick santorum, and carly fiorina and main debate will follow at 8:00 p.m. we are following a terror attack in indonesia, what happened and who may be responsible and the powerball. breaking news.
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the costly -- read the little before you let this go down the drain. it is causing problems for plumbers.
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>> the most viewed morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this
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eric: money, money, money, money. so many people wanting to win the powerball jackpot, even bigger than they thought last night. elizabeth: $1.6 billion, we now know it will be split three ways. where the winning tickets were sold, and why iowa is not coming up empty-handed. there's a big winner here too, just ahead. good morning, everyone, and welcome back, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson, along with shaina and metinka. we are all kind of winners in the weather department. i saw six neighbors i had not seen and what outside. metinka: it was nice to get outside, and the thaw continues, 37 degrees in des moines. north of highway 30, you will encounter some frosty patches and even light fog, but no precipitation. a high of 46 degrees.
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temperatures will be tumbling and we will have flurries and wind, and cold over the weekend. shaina: and right now, they're incredibly excited at this store in california. one of three winning tickets to powerball sold here. there were a total of three winning tickets for last night's record $1.6 billion jackpot. they were sold in california, tennessee and florida. lottery officials raised the jackpot again early this morning after adding up last-minute ticket sales. now you might not have won the jackpot but someone in iowa did win $2 million. the iowa lottery says that person matched the first five numbers, but missed powerball. that person also bought the power play, which doubled the winnings. we are still waiting to hear where in iowa that $2 million ticket was sold. so here are the numbers, 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and powerball 10. now the three winning tickets mean the jackpot will be split three ways. saturday's powerball drawing may seem like a letdown but it's
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and now switching gears to another developing story overnight, surveillance video shows one of three deadly explosions in jakarta, indonesia. isis has claimed responsibility for the terror attack. three suicide bombers targeting busy spot in the city, including a starbucks and two gunmen who , attacked a police post. officials had been warning in recent weeks that islamic militants may be planning something. eric: this morning the family of , a woman killed in a murder suicide tells kcci in an exclusive interview they are working to keep her memory alive for her young son. >> he lost his everything. she was his absolute everything. eric: merso jusic is talking about his sister, mevlida dzananovic. nine months ago, police found her strangled to death in an urbandale apartment complex. officers say her boyfriend, former des moines police officer mersed dautovic, killed her and then killed himself.
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a history of domestic abuse and mevlida sought help just weeks before her death. also this morning, fellow iowans are thanking a waukee couple for being so open about the painful loss of their son. >> seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. eric: dan and wanda lienemann say their 18-year-old son drew committed suicide. he was active in sports, made straight a's, was well liked, but was silently struggling. the lienemanns say drew was an organ donor and they hope sharing his story can prevent other deaths. the story is touching a lot of central iowans this morning. one comment on our kcci facebook page comes from camp and she says, " from a mother that lost
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sorry for your loss." and sarah, "i lost my father to suicide in 2012. i wish i could save every person even thinking of doing such a thing. my heart hurts for you." elizabeth: prosecutors will try again in may to try a man for murdering his girlfriend's young daughter. >> i am declaring a mistrial. council for the parties, no more outbursts or i will clear the courtroom. elizabeth: the judge declaring a mistrial for joe lopez after two and a half days of testimony. the little girl's mother nisa alvarez took the stand wednesday morning and testified lopez had sexually assaulted her a claim , the judge said would unfairly sway the jury. and new information in that boone apartment fire early monday, the boone news-republican reports two women were on their way to work when they saw the flames. they were the ones who called 911 and actually ran inside the building to get two elderly women out safely. fire investigators are still working on the cause but say it was likely accidental. also new this morning a safer , way to cross the street.
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des moines to tell us more emmy? emmy: elizabeth typical traffic , lights turn from green to yellow to red, but these pedestrian signs stay dark and less someone is crossing the street. a typical pedestrian would come up to the crosswalk and click the sign, but it is the lights that are locked different on these. pedestrians are signaled to cross the street and the begin turns from flashing yellow to solid yellow, too solid red. whenever the don't walk sign appears, driverless -- drivers will see a wick wagging effect in the lights. when the lights stop and the beacon lights go back to black they can cross the street. these work best in residential areas that may not need a full
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>> if you put a traffic signal in an intersection that is not warranted or needed, that actually slows things down. for vehicles on the side street and also on the main street. emmy: they cut the cost to half of what a full intersection would cost to build. live in west des moines, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. eric: probably going to be a lot of people going for walks today. metinka: the dogs will be loving it, and the people walking them will be having fun, 37 in des moines, 32 in ames, but temperatures are heading in the right direction. headed for the 40's across the southern half of the state, maybe even could see some 50's. it is probably not going to be record warmth, but it will feel nice.
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temperatures will be falling with wind and flurries. eric: around iowa this morning, some gun owners are defending their right to openly carry guns. the iowa conservative union meets monthly at this cedar rapids godfather's restaurant. the group discusses local conservative leaders with a sharp focus on the second amendment. members say the meetings also give new permit holders an opportunity to come and ask questions over pizza, and become more comfortable with openly carrying a weapon in public places. >> what's nice about this is if you're not used to openly carrying, maybe you have your permit and you're new at it. here's a place you can have your gun on your hip and you can carry it. when you're around a bunch of people it becomes normal. eric: the group says they're hoping to boost attendance at open carry nights in 2016. elizabeth: in north liberty a , sewer backup into a homeowner's basement cost him thousands of dollars in damage. the home's water detectors went off early allowing the family to
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the city immediately came to the house to investigate, and found multiple non-flushable items in the sewer main that caused the back-up. >> we believe they were the adult version of the wet wipes that are being marketed as flushable and disposable when they really are not. elizabeth: so take note, read those labels. city officials say this has happened several times in the past couple of years. ahead the slow speed chase , that's baffling authorities still hours later. eric: plus do you ever think , your phone is ringing, but it is actually not? it's an actual syndrome we'll explain ahead.
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night's >> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning" with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning, it is a beautiful start to our thursday, 37 degrees right now in des moines. the roads are clear. north of highway 30, temperatures are below freezing so you will likely have some frost, and watch for little bit
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this afternoon, it is going to be gorgeous with sunshine, and warm highs near 46. a big temperature changes in the forecast. shaina: more new stories just in this morning, we're learning three americans were killed in honduras. a bus they were on veer it off the road and fell into a gully. they were all women, and all aid workers ages 20, 21, and 45. at least 12 more americans were injured in the crash. elizabeth: an italian news agency is reporting that a man has been detained for the murder of american ashley olsen in florence, italy. olsen was strangled to death over the weekend. investigators just released that she also suffered two fractures to her skull. the report says an immigrant from senegal is in custody. video surveillance at an italian nightclub showed the two together the day before olsen's body was found. eric: take a look at this new video of a very big, very unusual drug bust.
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marijuana in this large shipment of carrots. nearly 3000 packages of pot, a street value of nearly half a million dollars. shaina: i thought it would be under the care it's. and another kind of baffling story you're looking at a , slow-speed chase involving a semi in garland, texas. investigators say the driver was supposed to be hauling fresh produce to maryland, but the company lost contact with him. but he refused. he was not speeding, he only went about 30 miles per hour. he finally stopped when he ran out of road and it took another 90 minutes for him to get out of the truck. no word on what exactly was going on. strange. elizabeth: of course the other , developing story this morning powerball. , as you can see we're all here . we did not win. eric: if you missed it, three
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the jackpot jumped again to 1.6 billion dollars at the time of the drawing. the winners were in california, florida, and tennessee. elizabeth: but even if you didn't win the really big money, check those tickets carefully. get this, every year about $2 billion in lottery prizes go unclaimed. many of those tickets are worth between one dollar and five dollars, but 114 prizes worth $1 million or more went unclaimed last year. some may just forget, but others may not even realize they have a winning ticket. there is an app for that. lotto lotto tells you if you have a winning ticket. another good one, lottery hub that's the official app for the mega millions and powerball games. shaina: i do not think i have ever one one dollar. we have to ask you if you have
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vibrating when it's really not? eric: especially when it is in my pocket and it feels like it does. shaina: they've even come up with some clever names for it ringxiety or fauxcellarm. , also phantom vibration syndrome. you reach for your phone, certain it's ringing only to find it's a false alarm. a study of college students in georgia found 90% of them said they felt the phantom phone sensations. psychologists say it's tied to a fear that we're going to miss a text or someone trying to reach us. also a sign we're perhaps too dependent on our devices. eric: set them aside. well we know some of you like us , weren't able to stay up late last night, so we wanted to show you that much-talked about moment on "the late, late show" with james corden carpool karaoke with adele.
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very cold ones next on kcci. >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: good morning, you are waking up to a beautiful morning. temperatures are really warm across central and southern iowa , 37 in des moines, and this is warmer than he should see the afternoon highs this time of year. frosty conditions and light fog near clarion, but the visibility is still above six miles we have some clouds streaming in from the west, but clear spot are beginning to take shape. that means we will see afternoon sunshine. up north is where a little snow is falling, so if you are traveling in that direction, be prepared for wintry weather.
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diving in here as sin is this evening and will bring with it the light snow that is currently across north dakota. that will be moving through the state overnight tonight, very light precipitation. maybe a dusting of accumulation expected, but behind the front is allegiant -- leading edge of the cold air, and possibly by saturday evening we will have another shot of another half inch or so of snow. a lot of cold air is headed our way. enjoy today while we have got it, with highs in the 40's for the southern half of the state, but changes coming. your highs will be falling during the afternoon, and if you thought last weekend was cold, get ready for even colder conditions. 37 starting out in des moines, heading for 46 degrees. we will have sunshine and southwest wind.
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a day of change with some flurries flying through the morning hours. saturday is going to be cold, followed by even colder air arriving on sunday. it will be even colder than last sunday. eric: enjoy your drive to work today. shaina: we have no problems to report outside, but we have a lot of mobile speed units. enjoy the nice weather. 1400 west mlk, 41st and ingersoll, 1800 easton boulevard, 4400 northeast 20 3rd avenue and 4400 delaware. elizabeth: why hollywood may be feeling a little anxious this
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elizabeth: welcome back, everyone. well, it was likely a restless night in hollywood. the oscar nominations will be announced this morning in los angeles. several films likely to be considered for best movie the front-runners are "the revenant," "the big short," "spotlight" and "the martian." "star wars" fans also will be looking to see if it gets nominated. no "star wars" movie has ever won for best picture. and only one, the first one, has
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another group of nominees are probably a little less excited this morning. the razzies were announced. they're supposed to recognize less-than-stellar offerings from hollywood. "fifty shades of grey" nominated for not only worse picture but worst actor and actress. "pixels" also earned worst picture nod. star adam sandler was nominated for worst actor again. the razzies will be awarded february 27th. eric: good luck to all. ellen is breaking some big news on today's show -- she has a kid. a puppy named kid. ellen: it really makes me appreciate what it's like to be a mother. because like i'm trying to hold , a puppy while i'm trying to make coffee, and i can't do anything. he doesn't let me do anything. and i named him kid because you know people, there have been rumors forever, when are you and portia gonna have a kid? so now i can say, we have a kid. eric: she talks more about the challenges of having a puppy on today's show, plus ll cool j is
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more great laughs tonight on kcci as well, "the big bang theory" at 7:00, then "life in pieces," "mom," and the new show "angel from hell." "elementary" is at 9:00, then it's "kcci 8 news at 10:00" and late night. elizabeth: the time is now 5:57, and the kcci news game is ready with more news to start your day. here is what we are working on. emmy: i am emmy victor live in west des moines this morning. a new crosswalk trend is spreading across the metro suburbs. how they could save cities thousands of dollars, coming up ahead. shaina: i will break down the results of that powerball. metinka: high temperatures will be about 15 degrees to warm for this time of year, and then temperatures will be taking a big tumble. eric: and let's take a live look at i-35/80 at 2nd avenue, maybe catching some cars on the way to
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