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>> it doesn't make me feel sad. it makes me just remember her life. elizabeth: hit and run arrest. how police found the man behind the death of an iowa state freshman. plus, reaction from the victim's friends. emmy: pothole season. why we could see more of them earlier in the season than we usually do. shaina: and a huge snowstorm. how the east coast is preparing for a possibility of two feet of snow this weekend. good morning, and welcome back. elizabeth: it is now 6:00 on thursday, january 21. we want to get over to metinka for look at the forecast. metinka: this will not even impact your travel plans, red oak through corny -- corning, and mount ayr, just a few flurries. watch for a couple of slick still slippery from the snow the
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the wind is nearly calm so the wind chill is not that different from the actual temperatures, headed for a high of 27 degrees. light snow staying off to the south and then moving through missouri, but overnight we will have a another shot at some snow moving in. shaina: today's big stories now, ames police say they now know who hit and killed 18-year-old emmalee jacobs, near the iowa state campus on december 14. on wednesday, police told kcci 23-year-old benjamin clague was arrested in connection with her death. police say clague was driving a cyride bus, when he failed to yield and hit emmalee while she was in the crosswalk. clague is now charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a class d felony and failure to obey a traffic control device. a supervisor for the cyride bus system found audio from clague's bus that day and turned it over to police. >> there's a sound that you can hear as he's turning the corner which leads us to believe that , he that was him striking emily. shaina: police believe clague
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knew he struck someone because he later stopped to inspect his bus. one of emmalee's closest friends says she is relieved to finally hear of an arrest. jylian ramsey says she was beginning to lose hope there would ever be justice for emmalee. surprisingly, she says she's not angry at clague. >> even like the worst kinds of people deserve second chances, but he's got to start off by forgiving himself, and accepting what he did, and apologizing. shaina: clague bonded out of jail on wednesday. his first court appearance is set for january 27. elizabeth: a des moines teenager is facing charges after leading a police on a high-speed chase through three counties on icy roads. >> all in all we got a dangerous driver off the road and in custody and nobody got hurt. elizabeth: the boone county sheriff's office says 17-year-old alexander courtney took off early wednesday morning
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speeding. he hit speeds of 120 miles per hour through three iowa counties, before a deputy intentionally rammed his car , causing him to spin out. courtney now faces multiple charges and at least 10 traffic violations. shaina: post office problems in the metro. some kcci viewers in the western suburbs are voicing concerns this morning, about missing mail, and packages delivered weeks late. the issues stem from the u.s. post office's west suburban station in clive. amanda petty-holmes contacted kcci after she says supervisors there refused to help. holmes says she recently received a final cancellation notice from her life insurance company, but claims she never received the previous three letters. >> of the four, i only received the one here in january which was the cancellation and i freaked out because i didn't realize that they had been trying to communicate with me. shaina: the des moines postmaster tells us, that side of town is experiencing more issues recently, because of the
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sheer volume of mail coming in and out of the growing community. and that's caused them to deliver later, sometimes into the night. elizabeth: in commitment 2016 news this morning, republican hopeful ben carson is back on the campaign trail today. he suspended his campaign earlier this week after one of his staffers, 25-year-old braden joplin, was killed in an icy crash on i-80 near atlantic tuesday. >> you do not picture that ever happening. you see it in movies, you see it on the news but that will never happen to you. and then it did. elizabeth: five other people were injured in the crash, including three young children. state patrol is still investigating to see if speed was a factor. carson has several events planned today in western iowa. donald trump seems to be on a endorsement from sarah palin this week. in a new cnn/wmur poll, trump is now out front by 20 points in new hampshire. there is texas senator ted cruz,
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this week over the washington establishment and cruz's bank loans. mr. cruz: look, donald was very candid. , months ago he said he was the establishment. that hasn't change. there's a reason the establishment is attracted to donald trump. mr. trump: now he is going to go after goldman sachs? it does not work that way. that, folks, they own him. elizabeth: trump has a campaign cruz continues to stump in new hampshire. both candidates will be in iowa this weekend, with several stops planned around the state. in iowa today, republican hopeful mike huckabee has stops in sioux city, le mars, sioux center, rock valley, and sheldon. and democratic candidate hillary clinton has a few rallies planned as well. she'll be in indianola, vinton, and iowa city. shaina: the latest in the flint, michigan water crisis now. overnight we learned michigan governor rick snyder is asking president obama to declare a disaster to help provide clean water for the city and fix the problem. snyder says the lead
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contamination of the water is an imminent and long-term threat to residents. state lawmakers in michigan approved $28 million to help provide filters and bottled water to the city. the president could announce new visa rules today for some europeans traveling to the u.s. this would include tougher requirements for travelers who are dual nationals with iran, iraq, sudan, or syria, and those who have visited those counties in the last five years. we'll have more on this live from washington, d.c. before 6:30. people in washington, d.c. are hoping for an easy morning commute, after an inch of snow last night created a mess on the roads. snow and ice made for dangerous driving conditions, and traffic was brought to a stop at one point last night, even president obama was stuck in traffic for more than an hour. the slick roads caused several collisions, pile ups, and spin outs across the d.c. metro. and that could be just the beginning. another, much bigger storm is forecast to bring blizzard-like conditions to d.c. and the rest of the east coast. right now the national weather
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from one to two feet of snow friday. wednesday, crews in d.c. and virginia, up through new york and new england, started preparing themselves for the storm, by salting roads and building dams to prevent flooding. the storm is expected to hit the gulf coast and southeastern united states today, and travel up the coast through the weekend. the major airlines are also preparing for the possibility of the major snowstorm this weekend. american, southwest, and delta are among the airlines already issuing travel waivers to fliers. travelers on the east coast will be allowed to change their flights for free to avoid flying during the storm. the airlines say they should know soon, how many flights they'll have to cancel for this weather. elizabeth: luckily, this one we are going to miss. our weekend is looking great. this morning, a little bit of snow is trying to creep into southern iowa, from lamoni to corning, extending into
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that system will be the one that eventually affects the east coast. 17, the wind chill at nine, and do watch for a few slick spots on the road. it is going to be seasonably cool, lunch recess temperatures in the 20's, heading for a high of 27. shaina: thanks, metinka. potholes usually pop up at the end of the winter but this year you may find them a little elizabeth: early. elizabeth: kcci's emmy victor joins us live to explain why emmy? emmy: morning commuters may want to keep their eyes out for large puddles on the road when the snow melts. the fluctuation from bitter cold to milder temperatures we've seen this winter are causing more potholes to form. it does look like this weather
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would be. emmy: here are how these potholes form. water gets into cracks on the road, freezes underneath, and thaws out, damaging some of that pavement. it only takes a minivan or truck to drive over the right spot to hit the right spot on the ground to open a deep or wide spread pothole in the ground. the city has responded to the higher demand by having up to six crews out a day temporarily repairing those potholes. they are using cold asphalt right now, and that is because they cannot use has -- hot asphalt until the springtime. you can see this whole right in front of may about 24 inches long and six inches deep. if you see any holes throughout the metro, you want to make sure you are notifying the public works department. live downtown des moines, emmy
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victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: still ahead, history-making hire. the buffalo bills get a new assistant coach. why it could open more doors for women in professional sports. plus, it's tax season. tips on how to make your filing go as smoothly as possible, and how to protect yourself from potential identity theft. shaina: we have no accidents to report this early in the morning, but a few mobile speediness. 4000 woodland ave, 3000 beaver. 4300 northwest morningstar, 9100 northeast 46th avenue. might be a little bit slippery in start in spots, but mostly -- in certain spots, but mostly the interstates are clear. the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other.
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a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
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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.
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metinka: good morning, it is quiet and chilly this morning, 17 degrees in des moines with quite a few clouds. light snow across southern iowa, and we may see a few flurries from did -- from time to time. highs in the upper 20's. by later on this evening, a little bit of light snow will be moving in from the north, bringing us a light dusting overnight. that heads out in good weather heads in just in time for the weekend. highs getting back into the 30's, although temperatures settle back down next week with off and on chances of snow. elizabeth: thank you. sports news now, both of iowa's missouri valley conference teams were in action last night. drake took on the missouri state bears, and in the first half, it looked like the bulldogs would pull off a win. drake was up 15 points in the first half, and went into halftime up 10. reed timmer led the team with 21 points for the bulldogs.
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kind of fell apart. missouri state ended up on top, 79-70. drake is now 0-7 in conference play. the uni panthers aren't doing much better, with only two wins so far in the missouri valley conference. they were also at home last night, taking on a tough wichita state team. ron baker had an impressive 21 points for the panthers, and another 15 came from markis mcduffie. but that wasn't enough to take down the shockers. wichita state easily took down uni, 74-55 the final there. shaina: in big ten play, it should be an easy night tonight for the iowa hawkeyes. the ninth-ranked hawks are traveling to new jersey, to take on a struggling rutgers, who have lost their last six games straight. iowa is going into the match a 21 point favorite, and a win will keep them in good shape in the national polls. iowa at rutgers tips off tonight at 6:00 p.m. on espn u. and the iowa state cyclones will look to improve their rankings this weekend on the road at tcu.
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that game is at 3:00 p.m. saturday on espn u. and this morning, there's a first in the national football league, and a landmark achievement for women in sports. kathryn smith has become the first full-time female assistant coach in the nfl. she was hired wednesday by the buffalo bills. head coach rex ryan says smith has worked with the team on a part-time basis for the last 7 years. smith will help coach the bills special teams. elizabeth: economic headlines now, millions and millions of tickets were sold when the powerball jacket -- jackpot dollars. now the iowa lottery is starting a new game to make another run at your money. it's called lucky for life. the game gives players a chance to win one-thousand dollars a day for life if they match all five numbers. drawings will be made twice a week one mondays and another on , thursdays. the odds of winning lucky for life are one in about 31 million. powerball's jackpot odds are one in 292 million
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and this morning, it's time to start thinking about filing your taxes. but before you file, there are some things you need to know to keep your identity safe. the irs says it's important to choose a tax preparer wisely. look for an irs preparer tax identification number. avoid people who base their fee on a percentage of your refund and never sign a blank tax , return. to avoid identity theft, never give your personal information out over the phone or online, unless you have confirmed the identity of your tax professional. shaina: it was a wild ride on wall street wednesday. the dow finished the day down 249 points, but at one point, it was down more than 500. the nasdaq finished the day 5 points lower. and the s and p 500 fell 22. falling oil prices helped sink the markets. they're now trading at 12 year lows because supply is way up, while global demand is down. analysts say countries like china are consuming less oil, which may be a sign that things are not going well for the global economy. microsoft is recalling power cords for some of its surface pros this morning. the company says it's concerned about the cords overheating.
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some of the cords were damaged in packaging because they were wound too tightly. customers can return them for a free replacement cable. amazon says it will offer refunds to anyone who bought hoverboards on its website. the move comes amid growing concerns that the two-wheeled balance boards are not safe. the consumer product safety commission is currently investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames. and a new survey says you could get a great deal on a new big screen tv, if you shop soon. retailers like walmart are starting to post deals in an effort to lure in pre-super bowl shoppers. thousands of americans are expected to buy a new tv in the weeks leading up to the super bowl. experts say consumers will be able to save an average of 20% or more on high-end tv's in january. elizabeth: according to a new department of consumer affairs study, it does cost more to be a woman. researchers looked at 800 items and found if the same product is packaged differently for women
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will be more expensive. on average, the female products cost 7% more than the male counterparts. shaina: make sense, it is a tough life. man or woman, you are probably just going to be a little cold. metinka: there is a little bit of snow across southern iowa this morning. it is a very bland, wintry morning. maybe a light snow shower just south of mount ayr, all lifting up to the north and northwest. it will be battling some dry air so it does not look like it will be making it to the metro. clouds across central iowa, we may see a stray flurry, but the majority of this system will be staying to the south. a risk of severe weather for the gulf coast states.
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we macy's a stray flurry reaching close to the metro today and that is about -- we may see a stray flurry reaching close to the metro today, and that is about it. clear skies move back in just in time for the weekend, and temperatures will be warming up. the snow tracker shows not much in the way of accumulation is expected. overnight, mason city maybe picking up less than an inch of snowfall. 17 degrees right now in des moines, some of the roads might be a little bit slippery. the wind chill at nine, so grab the warm coats and gloves. headed for 27 today, not much wind. overnight lows back near 18, a few flurries or light snow showers especially up to the north, but a dusting is all we are expecting.
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ended, with highs significantly warmer into the 30's, and we will have sunshine. the next chance of snow arrives early next week. shaina: things are looking pretty good on the roads right now. we are accident-free. might be slipping around in a few areas but should not be too bad. mobile speed units, 4000 what east mckinley. 4300 northwest morningstar drive, 9100 northeast 46th avenue. administration is set to announce new rules, that will affect some people traveling to the u.s. from europe. we'll have the details of the announcement live from washington, d.c. next.>> prelude to a monster storm,
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shaina: come back to kcci at x: 24. the obama administration could announce new visa waiver rules today, aiming to keep terrorists from entering the u.s. elizabeth: nikole killion joins us live from washington and nikole, what are you hearing about these changes? nikole: the department of homeland security is expected to unveil new visa requirements for certain travelers coming to the united states from europe. the rules could be announced as early as today. under the current visa waiver program, people are allowed from dozens of countries to come to the u.s. for a short period of time without getting a visa. but the new rule will impact people who are dual nationals of iran, iraq, sudan or syria, or those who have visited any of those countries in the last five years. those briefed on the plan say the aim is to prevent those who have fought for isis or isil from entering the united states. shaina: what about people who have been in those countries for
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nikole: those folks are exempted, as well as journalists, according to some congressional aides that are familiar with the legislation. elizabeth: nikole killion, live in washington for us. shaina: new stories ahead after 6:30. a close friend of iowa state student emmalee jacobs tells kcci what she wants from the man charged in the hit and run. plus michigan's governor makes , an embarrassing admission to cbs's scott pelley about the water crisis in flint. and find out who will be following super bowl fans' every single move both before and at the game.
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emmy: potholes are >> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. shaina: it looks like snow can even slow down the commander in chief. president obama's motorcade slips and slides in heavy snow on the way back to the white house last night but this may be minor compared to what's on the way this weekend. elizabeth: we are also watching
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here a few flakes down south, with more possibly on the way later on. welcome back, everyone, i'm elizabeth klinge. shaina: i'm shaina humphries, along with metinka. you are keeping an eye on some snow, but nothing like that big storm. metinka: we are going to miss out on that. a little snowfall this morning near lamoni and mount ayr is where you will encounter the snowflakes this morning. it is trying to move to the northwest, but is not having much luck doing that. that main system stays off to the south. 17 right now in des moines. you will encounter a couple of slippery spots, especially on the neighborhood streets. headed for 27 degrees, and more light snow moving in from the north overnight. elizabeth: big stories this morning, a close friend of an iowa state student killed in a hit and run tells kcci she hopes the man charged will take
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responsibility for what happened. >> i think for everybody it would have been better if he would have turned himself in. elizabeth: 18-year-old emmalee jacobs was killed near the iowa state campus on december 14. police have now charged a cyride bus driver, 23-year-old benjamin clague with a felony leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. police say they think clague knew he hit someone because he got off the bus to inspect it at a later stop. clague is now out on bond. he's due in court on january 27. >> all in all, we got a dangerous driver off the road and in custody and nobody got hurt. >> get on the ground now. get on the ground. elizabeth: that is the dramatic end to this high-speed chase in boone county early wednesday. deputies tell us 17-year-old alexander courtney took off at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour, refusing to stop. a deputy even rammed his squad car into his driver's side door,
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sending the car spinning. the chase finally ended near randall. courtney now facing several charges. are you missing some mail lately? kcci viewers the western suburbs told us they haven't gotten some deliveries and when they did, they were weeks late. one viewer said she even received a final cancellations notice from her life insurance company, the fourth they had sent but she claims she had not received any. the des moines postmaster says the western suburbs are getting a high volume of mail right now and that's causing some delays. and ben carson will resume his presidential campaign today. he has some events planned in western iowa. he spent most of wednesday in omaha, mourning the death of campaign volunteer braden joplin. he was killed tuesday when the van he was in lost control on an icy interstate 80 near atlantic. five others were injured in that crash as well and some are still hospitalized this morning. shaina: right now, michigan's governor is admitting the water crisis in flint "got away" from state officials. governor rick snyder released emails showing he was aware of
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complaints about the water quality in flint as far back as last february. but it wasn't until eight months later that the lead contamination came to light. lead poisoning can cause severe mental and physical defects, especially in children. more than 100,000 flint residents are now using only bottled water. last night, cbs evening news anchor scott pelley questioned why governor snyder couldn't say how much lead is still in the water. scott: i don't understand why you can't give us the latest testing data and what it shows for the water in flint. what is the number? gov. snyder: i don't have the number at the top of my head of the very latest data. and it varies by parts of the city. shaina: president obama has pledged in emergency assistance $5 million for flint but the mayor there says the costs to undo the damage could reach $1.5 billion.
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now to the big storm in the northeast, blizzard watches have now been issued for baltimore and washington d.c., up to two feet of snow are expected. don champion reports they got a small taste of what's to come with a smaller system that hit yesterday. don: people in the d.c. metro area got a bitter taste of what's to come when nearly an inch of snow grounded traffic to a halt wednesday night. among those stuck in the mess, president obama, who endured an hour and 12 minute ride from joint base andrews to the white house. slick roads led to collisions, pileups and even spinouts. >> i thought as soon as i got on the road that it was going to be a bad idea. don: friday's monster storm is forecast to bring blizzard-like conditions to d.c., baltimore and surrounding areas pummeling , the area with 12 to 24 inches of snow. >> we're already asked for additional national guard vehicles, and we would be prepared to ask for personnel as well. don: for now, forecasters say new york city and new england could be spared the brunt of the nor'easter. don champion, cbs news, new
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york. shaina: and this weekend storm is expected to affect millions of people from kentucky to virginia to d.c.. elizabeth: just a little bit of snow in the forecast here but it could create a different kind of headache for drivers. emmy victor is live to tell us more, emmy, potholes are back? emmy: potholes are arriving in the metro, but a lot earlier than we are normally used to. we normally do not see potholes like this one until the late winter or early spring, and we can blame that on a warmer than average winter. last march, the public works department tells us they average about 25 complaints a day and they repaired about 50 hold a day. this march, those numbers could increase with the hundreds of potholes they have already
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next to snow maintenance, potholes are considered one of the largest winter project for the public works department. >> as the weather gets colder, the frost depth goes down and finds water under the street and starts pushing up onto the pavement. and when they thaw out in the spring, you get some potholes forming. emmy: it can be hard to avoid these holes in the street, but it can be easy to report them to get them patched up. all you have to do is call this number, 515-283-4950 two report a pothole, or you can also go on the city website to report one as well. emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. shaina: it is not the news star wars fans wanted to hear. elizabeth: find out who will be monitoring every move of virtually every super bowl fan. shaina: we will explain the strange site.
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metinka: a little bit more snow , followed by a welcome warming trend. shaina: in the metro you should be in pretty good shape. this is 35/80 and highway 141, traffic is picking up and people moving right along. the roads are in good shape but you could still have some slick spots in certain a the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job.
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metinka: good morning, the weather is quiet this morning and 30 chilly, so grab the warm coat. -- and pretty chilly so grab the warm coat. temperatures stay cool today with all the clouds in place. highs near 27 today. light snow will be working in across northern iowa late this afternoon into overnight, followed by a welcome warm up. all the details in just a couple of minutes. elizabeth: thanks, metinka. so it's cold, it's winter, it happens. shaina: it does. but instead of complaining about it, we wanted to show you some people fully embracing it. in minneapolis, people are freezing their jeans and leaving them around town as art. kind of looks like the person just disappeared. they're leaving them in front yards and other spots in the city. of course, the theme here it's so cold that minnesotans are freezing their pants off. elizabeth: i just wonder how
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also in minnesota, the eden prairie ice castles are about to open. the movie "frozen" kind of comes to life with 60 towers made of solid ice, spread over an acre . the walls are 10 feet thick. between the walls, you'll find tunnels, caves, fountains, waterfalls and slides. and at night, the ice glows with hundreds of lights all through the ice. shaina: a kid's dream. elizabeth: of course if we talk , about "frozen," we have to include olaf. a michigan family built an olaf snowman just like the one from the movie only this version is 13 feet tall. shaina: so large, a parking cone instead of a carrot. in wisconsin, a big snow yoda is delighting "star wars" fans. a professional artist creates a new school -- new snow sculpture every year. he says he knew this year, yoda it would be. a hospital is about a block away and he's heard from patients that the sculpture helps cheer them up. elizabeth: in ohio, mother nature is the sculptor. look at this, along the shores of lake erie, waves are frozen in place, creating quite a
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arctic air blows across the lake, which hasn't frozen over just yet. when that wind comes through, the waves get big and coat everything, including light posts. shaina: up in canada, seems a man just didn't want to clear the snow pile from his car check -- from his car. he only cleared a small portion from the driver's side windshield. street. they ticketed him $110 for not having a clear view. must have been in a hurry. elizabeth: bad luck for him and for this woman, ouch. unfortunately for her, cameras were rolling rolling as she was crossing the street in washington d.c. and she slipped on the ice. luckily it stopped in time. we told you earlier about that big snowstorm in the northeast. it was just beginning when this video was taken last night. shaina: it is always
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elizabeth: and then to have it on camera. shaina: how about some warmer thoughts now like super bowl 50 in sunny california? it's in santa clara, and nearby san jose is trying a new high-tech way of tracking all the visitors. they're going to track all the hundreds of thousands of cell phones during the entire super bowl week. cell phones ping about 150 times a day to the phone towers, and the city will be able to utilize that data to find out where fans stayed, where they ate, and what they did while they were in town. >> we really want to see what destinations they are liking and what areas we can help focus on for future marketing efforts. shaina: it sounds a little big brother-ish to some, but the city says the data does not reveal the user's identity. san jose will use the data to plan other big events. elizabeth: well the next movie , in a galaxy far, far away just got farther away. "star wars" fans will have to wait seven months longer than anticipated for episode eight. it will open in december of 2017, instead of may.
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the reason is money. "the force awakens" opened in december and it broke all kinds of records, so disney hopes the next one will do the same. there's also a rumor the script is being rewritten. shaina: going for another holiday release. check out these photos taken by scott kelly on the international space nation. you can see the northern lights over the pacific northwest. do not go away, metinka will tell us when it could start
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congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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>> weather is never more than
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five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning, we are tracking a little bit of light snow on live super doppler across south-central and sell western iowa. just southwestern iowa. it is trying to work its way to the north and northwest, so creston, you might get a few snow flurries this afternoon. we have snowflakes coming down, so the roads will be snow-covered across south-central iowa into missouri , and the travel will be slower than usual. most of this system will be staying off to the south, stretching through missouri, and the weather becomes a little stormy or with severe weather possible across the gulf coast. this will be spreading to the east, and that is the system they will be watching for the weekend major snowstorm. back at home, nice and quiet.
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it is going to be a quiet afternoon. more snow will be working in from minnesota to iowa, and into central iowa overnight, but it will be weakening as it does. overnight, mason city might pick up an inch of snow but as you head toward highway 20, amounts diminished to a quarter of an central iowa. right now, the roads are looking pretty good, 17 degrees in the city, the wind chill of nine. 27 the high temperature today, still seasonably cool. overnight, some snow moving in from the north with accumulations possible north of highway 20, 18 overnight. tomorrow, headed for 25, but still a big improvement over the way we started the week, and the
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weekend is looking very nice, particularly compared to last weekend's temperatures. a little bit of a january thaw before the next round of snow moves in for the start of next week. shaina: luckily, the last round is not creating any problems on the roads anymore. you should not run into anything that will slow you down. slow down near these locations, 4000 woodland ave, 1700 beaver ave, and east mckinley, 4300 northwest morningstar drive,
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shaina: he is charged in the hit-and-run death that held and iowa state student last month. emmalee jacobs was hit and killed in the crosswalk. police say it was an accident, but his failure to come forward resulted in a felony charge. elizabeth: a des moines 17-year-old is facing a lot of charges after leading police on a 120 mile per hour chase on icy roads. boone county deputies say alexander courtney refused to stop, speeding through three counties early wednesday. a deputy finally rammed his squad car into his driver's side door, causing him to spin out. shaina: you might want to check your mailbox today. several kcci viewers in the western suburbs are telling us they are missing deliveries and some mail is arriving weeks late. the des moines postmaster says they are dealing with a high volume of mail, and that is delaying deliveries. today the obama administration could take new steps to keep isis supporters and potential terrorists out of the u.s. homeland security will unveil new visa requirements affecting
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anyone who has visited iran, iraq, sudan or syria in the past five years. elizabeth: this morning, investors are watching oil prices once again, after a major drop in crude oil led to a wild ride on wall street wednesday. the dow lost 249 and that's after a late recovery. gas prices are falling following that drop in oil. we found some stations in des . others are $1.69. republican ben carson is back on the campaign trail today several -- campaign trail today, several stops in western iowa. mike huckabee also in the western part of the state. while hillary clinton will be in indianola, vinton and iowa city. shaina: glad this is not us. drivers in washington d.c. having a slow go again this -- again. this morning many stuck five hours or more on the tollway. a storm system moved through
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wednesday, and a big one is headed there this weekend with a potential for two feet of snow. metinka: the roads may be a little bit slippery across des moines. the system will be working its way to the west, staying cloudy and cool, 27 degrees. overnight lows, back near 18. we will have a few more flurries, this time working in through minnesota. northern iowa could pick up a minor accumulation. tomorrow, quiet, cool, 25. huge improvements coming this weekend with highs in the 30's. next week and is looking like another typical weekend for winter with snow chances in the forecast. shaina: we do not have any accidents or slowdowns on the road.
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