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central iowa. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. >> they throw all this stuff at me, and i'm still standing. elizabeth: closing arguments. front runner hillary clinton defends her record. the response from her democratic rivals right here in des moines. eric: and what a game. how iowa state roared past kansas. a little hilton magic might have had something to do with it. your morning drive, a live look at how the roads are, find out what covers the plows made overnight. welcome back, everyone. it's tuesday, january 26. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge. we got through the snow last night and a blustery day ahead. metinka: the snow has stopped accumulating but we will battle a breeze all day. if you are getting ready to 50
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few flurries. the wind may be knocking you around on the roads. temperatures holding steady, below freezing today but a great melting trend. 30's tomorrow folletts by 40's 4 -- followed by 40's by the end of the week and the warmer temperatures will stick with us through the weekend and into next week. eric: the roads have improved overnight and even during the past hour or so this morning. shaina humphries keeping an eye on that for us. shaina, what's the latest? shaina: things are getting better but school delays on the bottom of your screen, two hour delay so far. the plows have been out overnight. we were downtown earlier and you can see some snow covering the side streets. a few of us were sliding around a little bit driving in but intersections are the main problem. slow down ahead of time when you have to turn.
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pretty good. the live view of these mix master, people do not seem to be having too much of a problem. -- roads are still a little bit slick. the west mixmaster, only be trouble spots in the morning but looking good. they did a great job of pretreating those roads so you should not run into issues on the interstates. and here's a look at the latest conditions around the state with a lot less pink than an hour ago. roads partially covered except the southeast portions of the state, pink and certain patches that northeast will be the main trouble areas if you are traveling. the school days -- school delays on the bottom of your screen and you will find them on elizabeth: commitment 2016 news, now iowans watched the democrats share the stage one final time last night at drake university. our nikole killion has their
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nikole: this was a little different than a debate with each candidate getting a chance to speak one-on-one with voters. at a democratic town hall in iowa, closing arguments from bernie sanders sen. sanders: we are touching a nerve with the american people who understand that establishment politics is just not good enough. ms. clinton: they throw all this stuff at me, and i'm still standing. nikole: and martin o'malley. >> hold strong at your caucus because america is looking for a new leader. nikole: all trying to distinguish themselves to voters before they caucus next week in iowa. martin o'malley: with only three of us in this democratic primary, there's only one of us who can still upset the apple cart. nikole: o'malley joked about lagging in the polls which show a neck and neck race between clinton and sanders who played nice. >> i like hillary clinton and i respect hillary clinton. nikole: but also nudged each other over the issues from income inequality to the iraq war. >> i voted against the iraq war. hillary clinton voted for the
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>> i have a much longer history than one vote, which i have said that was done. nikole: and republicans will get their chance to square off one last time before the caucus in a debate this thursday night. in washington, i'm nikole killion. elizabeth: as we look ahead to that final gop debate, one candidate is threatening to skip it. donald trump says he's not sure he'll participate, because it will be hosted by fox news and moderated by megyn kelly. trump had a falling out with kelly following a debate last summer. he says he doesn't think kelly will treat him fairly. the debate is set for this thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the iowa events center. and behind the scenes at last night's town hall, drake university was buzzing with media from around the country. cnn news anchors and reporters did live shots from the olmsted student center and outside in the snow. event organizers say they passed out more than 300 media seasoned journalists say the nation is paying attention to what happens in iowa and they
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state. >> people are very nice. people are very honest, and people are really well informed. they know what's going on in politics and they know what's going on in the presidential race. you don't get that throughout the country. elizabeth: there were not nearly as many journalists here as originally planned. many news networks say they have crews stranded on the east coast unable to get to iowa because of the massive snow storm. new this morning, some republican strategists are predicting a record turnout to their caucuses this year. kcci's alyx sacks has our analyst weighing in this morning. so alyx, why do some say they plan to see an increase in caucus attendance? alyx: the analysts crediting the large pull of candidate on the republican side, the less traditional candidates and the amount of intentions both races have garnished. our political analyst says the
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>> what matters is whether the candidates have the organization which can engage in the legwork and personal contacts to get people to turn out. does donald trump really happen organization on the ground? does bernie sanders have an organization on the ground? we know ted cruz and hillary clinton do. alyx: republicans record turnout is 121,000 from 2012, that could be difficult for democrats to break their record in 2008 with barack obama with 240,000 voters. they say the key from 2008, whoever 10 cap into first time caucus-goers will have a great impact. normally i what is pretty average as far as voter turnout, one in five voters typically show up on caucus night. still to come, why the numbers -- why some say the numbers may
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elizabeth: bernie sanders, mike huckabee, marco rubio, and ben carson all have campaign events in the metro today. rick santorum, ted cruz, and carly fiorina will be making stops in other parts of the state as well. and in marshalltown, schools are letting out early not for weather, but for candidates. republican front-runner donald trump is holding a rally at the marshalltown high school roundhouse gym at 5:00 p.m. hillary clinton will also hold a rally at miller middle school in marshalltown at 8:30 p.m. because of the extra traffic expected for these two events , all marshalltown schools will dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon. eric: sports news now, the iowa state cyclones have another major win under their belts this morning. they took down the 4th ranked kansas jayhawks in ames last night. it wasn't looking great at halftime. kansas was up by seven over iowa state. but in the second half, the jayhawks went cold, and the cyclones heated up. monte morris led the way for the clones with 21 points on the night.
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georges niang all scored in the double digits as well. iowa state ended up running away with a win in the second half, final score 85-72. the cyclones are on the road against fifth-ranked texas a&m saturday. and it's a great year to be an iowa hawkeye. this is the first time ever iowa has had a team ranked in the top three in both football and basketball. fran mccaffrey's team was up to number three in monday's new ap poll, the hawks' highest ranking since 1987. only oklahoma and north carolina are above them. they'll have some tough competition this week though, travelling to maryland to take on the terps on thursday. more big news for the hawkeyes, star player jarrod uthoff is getting some national attention, . he is one of 20 players nationally to be named to the oscar robinson player of the year trophy watch list. elizabeth: we got through the snow and a chilly day.
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wind maybe bringing new snow and creating slick spots. otherwise, cloudy and a great day with occasional flurries -- gray day with occasional flurries, it will feel like 15 so grab the warm coat and gloves. today, the coldest day of the next eight and improvement on the way as soon as tomorrow, especially as we get sunshine, highs above freezing followed by 40's by the end of the week. eric: more big stories now, a des moines woman says she's alive this morning, all thanks to her dirty dishes. seconds after walking into her kitchen, a dart bus crashed into janet brown's living room. it happened at the corner of east douglas and cambridge about 5:30 last night. that's just north of park fair mall. one passenger on the bus says the driver had a medical issue and lost control. the driver and another passenger went to the hospital after a passerby tore the doors off the bus and helped them escape.
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destroyed her house. >> i was just sitting in the living room and got up to go into the kitchen to do my dishes and the whole house just shook, everything just started falling out. eric: in addition to losing her home, brown is worried about her six cats who disappeared when the bus hit. the des moines police department and dart are investigating the cause of the crash. elizabeth: des moines police are trying to determine if the death of an influential des moines architect was accidental. 62-year-old kirk blunck was found dead sunday in the stairwell of the teachout building at east 5th and locust downtown. blunck owned that building, and his business is located there. blunck was in the news recently, after many of his tenants complained of unsafe living conditions in several of his rental properties. and this morning, we are expecting an update on the death of 71-year-old norma mcneeley. she was found dead sunday morning in the basement of her home at 1413 pioneer road. kcci has been told to expect new information later today, so
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at for the latest. eric: a family in elk horn is using their tragic story to help spread the importance of getting a flu shot. >> azleee, yes she got sick and she passed away even after she had it. think of all the kids and adults that didn't pass away. eric: three-year-old ayzlee mccarthy fell deathly ill of the flu just days after christmas in 2014. she died at blank children's hospital just 48 hours after being diagnosed. now, more than a year after ayzlee's death, her family is sponsoring flu shot clinics in her name. their effort saw more than 150 people turn out to get the flu shot this year, up from only 30 people at the same clinics last year. >> billion dollar blizzard. the staggering new pricetag of the east coast snowstorm plus the lingering problems in a live report. and stuck in traffic on purpose. the reason paris taxi drivers wanted this massive traffic jam
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nothing like that in our area. we do however have a little bit of snow on the roads. one of our mobile speed units. in pleasant hill, be on the lookout for that. other than that, we take a live look at the roads. a little bit slick, a little bit of shine on the roads, the inbound traffic really picking up, the headlights, the careful off of the interstates, on and off ramps and intersections where we are seeing a mess. have a great, safe you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead.
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>> this is iowa's news leader, this is kcci news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth playing, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and shaina humphries. metinka: slippery roadways across much of the state early this morning, the map is colorful. partly to mostly covered roads with snow and ice. take your time.
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flurries have stopped, highs, flurries and patchy freezing mist, and that may collect on your windshield. battling wind from the northwest , risk at 17 miles per hour making it feel like 16 degrees so the warm coats and gloves. today will be the coldest of the next seven or eight, a great warming trend, warmer colors back on the map, 30's and 40's on the forecast and we will detail it in your eight-day in a few minutes. shaina: thank you. right now new video from paris, france. check out that traffic jam. this was intentionally created by taxi drivers on strike -- they're mad about what they call unfair competition from uber. they staged a go-slow procession on a major bypass, even setting tires on fire. police ended up firing tear gas to break it up. still no sign of those three escaped inmates in california. we've learned officials think they likely had inside help to pull off their escape. new pictures show how they
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gate, crawling through plumbing tunnels and then getting onto the roof. they are violent offenders. people in the area say they don't want to go outside until they're caught. and later today we'll find out if we are any closer or farther from disaster. scientists will update the doomsday clock which measures the likelihood of global catastrophe from things like nuclear weapons and climate change. the metaphorical clock is in washington, d.c. eric: economic headlines now, plans are moving forward for a new quik trip downtown. the des moines city council has approved the site plan appeal. the new store would be located at 1200 keo way, right next to a new kum and go and a git n go, making the quik trip the third convenience store in a two-block stretch. elizabeth: president obama will propose new legislation that will give 39 people to retirement savings, the proposal includes requiring companies to offer plans to part-time workers and cap gas tax credits to small
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their employees. oil prices opening 6% lower today, ending below the $30 barrel mark on monday. that sent stocks much lower, the dow ended down more than 208 points. the nasdaq fell more than 72. and the s&p 500 was down almost 30 points. trying to improve your credit score may actually put you at risk in the long run. the federal trade commission says scammers are taking advantage of people looking for credit repair services. officials say it's probably a scam if the company asks for payment upfront. or they suggest giving false information when applying for a loan. the ftc says some credit scammers are even turning their clients into criminals by giving them an entirely new credit identity through a stolen social security number. eric: it seems like everything turning political, even ice cream. ben and jerry's co-founder ben cohen created a small batch of ice cream in honor of his favorite candidate, bernie sanders. it's called bernie's yearning,
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chocolate chips. cohen is giving away 25 pints of the special ice cream in a contest run by sanders' campaign. quite the name. elizabeth: not much about the flavor but we will give it a try. now a look at the forecast and still a few clicks coming down -- flakes coming down. metinka: flurries and light freezing mist. a pretty picture rum -- from mozilla. -- oc a left. boone picked up two inches and downtown des moines, 1.1 inches and at the airport, 1.2 inches. not much but enough to make the roads slippery and this morning a few flurries on the backside of the system, the holding wrapping up and moving to the great lakes and showers and thunderstorms extending southward.
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showers across minnesota and if they pull together they would come into the northern part of the state, we cannot rule out a few more flurries throughout the early afternoon. it will be blustery, a northwest winds on the backside of the system that will keep temperatures down, holding them steady into the upper-20's, it will feel colder and made knock you around on the roads. ames looking pretty, a nice fresh like it of snow and travel maybe slower than usual across much of the state although the freeway is looking good, mainly just wet, a feels like temperature 16 due to the brisk wind from the northwest. highs today close to where they are now, occasional flurries or freezing mist, not enough to impact the roads further but they should be improving for the afternoon and they really will improve over the next several days as we get warmer temperatures. when say highs in the mid-30's. that will feel great --
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and that will feel great. highs in the 40's by the end of the week and warmer temperatures over the weekend, you may be able to take down the christmas lights. elizabeth: now a look at the roads. shaina: give yourself extra time, interstates looking pretty good, wide-open but side streets, not all are clear and intersections and on and off ramps. be careful so you do not slip around. a few mobile speed units, 600 40th street. southside, 4400 south union street. north of i-35 them a 5000 northeast 22nd street. one in pleasant hill. elizabeth: stuck in the snow. so glad this isn't iowa.
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eric: welcome back. parts of the east coast are still digging out this morning, after a record snow storm this weekend. this is in martinsburg, west virginia, where one doctor isn't letting the snow get in his way of helping his patients. dr. daryl larusso hopped on his tractor and drove it through three feet of snow to get to his office, even picking up a few coworkers along the way. maybe a nurse or receptionist. he says what's normally a 15 minute commute took him almost an hour. at least he got there. elizabeth: some animals are loving the d.c. snow as well. tian tian is a panda at the national zoo, and a video of him rolling around in the snow when it first started falling went viral, seen by more than 57 million people online. this video was posted to twitter monday, showing he's still having a great time playing around in the snow.
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up and down the east coast. eric: nikole killion joins us live from washington which saw about two feet of snow. you are back inside. how are things going in washington, d.c.? nikole: slowly recovering but the federal offices remain shut down. as the cleanup effort continues. the white house canceled its daily briefing. although the president is staying indoors, he is keeping busy, holding a meeting with top democratic lawmakers later today. there are some parts of the city getting back to normal, area airports and mass transit backup and fully running and some of the smithsonian museums will open, schools are staying closed at least until tomorrow to allow crews to clear the snow logged roads. elizabeth: do we know the financial cost of the big storm? nikole: staggering, estimates
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that according to economists and moody's analytics. that number accounts for only lost income and lost spending during the snow, it does not take into account damages that may have been sustained by the storms -- to the roads or infrastructure. eric: thank you. we know you are waking up wondering what it is like outside your window, we can bring you the latest road conditions and school delays. plus, decisions decisions, democrats show the differences on stage in des moines ahead of the iowa caucus. alyx: as caucus night draws near , political analysts are weighing in. i'm alyx sacks. how voter turnout is looking so far. elizabeth: and we leave you this half hour with a beautiful photo from astronaut scott kelly aboard the international space station. he's spending one year in space
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>> the most viewed morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: how are the roads? we have a live look at what you will experience on your drive to work or school. plus, more schools filling classes. eric: we are learning about new water problems in ohio and finding out if officials the problems for months before telling anyone. eric: he is a long way from home, or this guy it was spotted in iowa -- where this guy was spotted in iowa. welcome back. i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: i'm eric hanson, along with shaina and metinka. in the metro, no problems on the interstates. shaina: school delays coming in so pay attention to the bottom of your screen. we picked up -- metinka: we picked up one to two inches of
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roads still being plowed. good news is temperatures are not bad, 28 in des moines. occasional flurries through the morning, even a little patching freezing drizzle -- patchy freezing drizzle but the wind will be the main factor, new snow back over the roads creating additional slick spots so be careful. temperatures below freezing, no melting today but the warm-up begins tomorrow with highs above freezing and even 40's. that will take us to the end of the weekend and we can get rid of this snow before the next round arrives on monday. eric: and getting back to those roads, you will find side streets are still kinda sloppy this morning as you venture out. we shot this video in downtown des moines overnight. your tires might spin a little, especially at intersections. the plows have been making progress, it just takes some time to reach every single street. the main roads are fine, this
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the interstates, a lot of improvements on the statewide road conditions, even in the last half-hour. we started the morning with pink and blue and there is still some but showing a lot more blue, those are partially covered roads and the green to the south is normal. we are continuing to take in school delays. about 40 schools are delaying classes. most by two hours. eagle grove, newton, pcm just a few. grundy center is closed. they're all on the bottom of your screen and at elizabeth: the democrats showing the differences last night on stage at a town hall forum in des moines. brian webb shows us their final pitch to iowa caucus goers. >> at democratic presidential town hall in iowa last night, bernie sanders and hillary clinton did their best to set themselves apart. sen. sanders: i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on
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hillary clinton: there are very different visions, different values, different forces at work, and you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter. >> the republican battle for iowa is also a close one with donald trump and ted cruz locked in a tense fight for first place. on monday, cruz met privately with pastors in cedar rapids, pleading for their vote. ted cruz: even if you're thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there's only one campaign that can beat trump in this state. >> campaigning in new hampshire, trump once again questioned cruz's citizenship. donald trump: he could run right now for prime minister of canada, he'd have no problem. >> trump, cruz and the other gop contenders face off this thursday night in des moines in their seventh debate. brian webb for cbs news. elizabeth: iowans will caucus for their candidates six days from now. kcci's alyx sacks has been talking with our political analyst.
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alyx: political analysts say the attention this race has nabbed so far could help push never before caucus goers out the door and to their perspective locations monday. some are predicting a record turnout for the republicans due to the sheer size of the pool and the colorful race thus far. the last record being 121,000 from 2012. however, the data doesn't necessarily support a record turnout right now. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says a great indicator is the number of new party registrations. and as of january 1, that number was flat. >> if there is a significant boost in turnout on the republican side, that's likely to benefit donald trump. although ted cruz believes he can get a greater turn out of conservative evangelicals. but most people think a significant boost on the republican side would help trump. on the demacratic side, the assumption is significant boost in turn out would help bernie sanders. alyx: as a reminder, you can
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throughout the rest of the month as well as on caucus night. elizabeth: thanks, alyx. front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton both have rallies in marshalltown today. trump's event will be at the marshalltown high school roundhouse gym starting at 5:00. and clinton's rally will be at miller middle school at 8:30. those events will force marshalltown schools to dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon because of the extra traffic and time needed by campaign staff to prepare. other candidates in iowa today include republicans rick santorum, mike huckabee, marco rubio, ben carson, ted cruz, and carly fiorina. on the democratic side, bernie sanders also has events planned for today. eric: more big stories this morning. a des moines women is thankful to be alive after a dart bus crashed right into her house. i went into the living room, and everything was, the walls were in, it was destroyed. eric: just seconds before the
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a passenger on the bus said the driver had a heart attack or seizure and lost control. that driver and one passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries. brown says she can't live in her home now because of the structural damage. dart and des moines police are investigating the crash. shaina: we are following another water crisis. this one in sebring, ohio. the head of ohio's epa is calling for a criminal investigation into a water treatment plant. an operator in sebring failed to notify the public that they may be drinking dangerous water. in the past year, officials say dangerous levels of lead and copper were found in seven of twenty older homes. but officials didn't issue a public notice until last week. schools in sebring are cancelled today for the third day in a row. health screenings will be held today. more news from paris, a taxidriver strike, more arrests happening since we first reported. the drivers upset over what they
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date -- police fired tear gas. eric: the cyclones pulled off a big win. vehicle comment from espn. -- a cool comment from espn. elizabeth: the eye with state fair reveals the first grandstand act. metinka: snow fell and roads slippery early, how soon will be snow be melting? shaina: no accidents yet, the interstates are pretty much clear. things picking up at 235 and 63rd street, a lot of people
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expect to 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. 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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>> waking up to slippery roadways, especially on the side streets. 28 in des moines. flurries and patchy freezing drizzle early this morning and an inch or two of snow is being blown around by gusty winds. that is causing icy patches on the roads. temperatures will not be warming up, clouds holding tight with occasional flurries and blustery wind and the big warm up against tomorrow. -- begins tomorrow.
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sloppy play. eric: all through the second half. a likely long ride back to kansas for the jayhawks. iowa state blew past them last night, 85-72. things started out a little sluggish for the cyclones but hilton magic soon kicked in. monte morris had 21 points, georges niang had 19, and abdel nader added 17. our tony seeman was there covering it. he said the game was awesome. and check this out, seth greenberg from sportscenter knows what hilton magic can go -- do. he said hilton magic is real. they've got this wooden roof on this building when those people get fired up, that noise, that sound, it reverberates. these people they're not passionate, they're fanatical about the cyclones. they're not watching the game, they're participating in the game. the players feed off that. such a great atmosphere.
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-- they play fifth ranked texas a&m this saturday. elizabeth: the iowa hawkeyes playing pretty well too. they are ranked number three in the ap poll. the school says this is the first time its ever had a team ranked in the top 3 in both football and basketball. iowa is 16-3 overall this season, 7-0 in the conference. the hawkeyes next play at number eight maryland on thursday. shaina: football fans have one more big game to look forward to. the biggest. 12 days now until super bowl 50 sunday, february 7 here on kcci. the denver broncos will play the carolina panthers in santa clara, california. and the broncos will not be wearing orange at the big game , they'll be wearing their white jerseys instead. the home team usually wears dark jerseys but the broncos are going with white because they've lost the super bowl four times wearing orange. eric: that is a good reason. shaina: so a little superstitious but could pay off. our scott reister will be right there in the middle of it. he's headed to the super bowl next week. he'll be reporting live, plus tweeting and facebooking all
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thursday here on kcci. eric: well, while we're on the topic of big events, we have some big news about the iowa state fair. eric: this guy, dierks bentley, is going to play the grandstand. his show is set for monday, august 15. the first grandstand artist announced yesterday. bentley became the youngest member of the grand ole opry when he was inducted in 2005. mark your calendars, tickets go on sale saturday february 13 at 10:00 a.m. elizabeth: something else making news across the state, a moose on the loose. look at that. viewer daniel mauch of carroll snapped this picture near manilla over the weekend. he said his wife and kids got to see it and it's something they will always remember. there have been a few sightings of moose in iowa over the years . the dnr says they likely come from northern minnesota. eric: when i was growing up i remember in high school there
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shaina: the time is 6:45, looking forward to warmer temperatures. today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough." i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away. only on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: waking up to slick roadways. an inch or two of snow last night and now a blustery northwest wind taking the fresh know and moving it over the roads -- fresh snow and moving it over the roads. lots of colors on the road condition map, partially to mostly covered snowy roadways so be careful. over an inch in the downtown area and two inches closed a grinnell -- close to grinnell. the accumulating snow has stopped and the whole system to the east of we have been left behind with a few flurries and patchy freezing drizzle, the main system heading to the way legs and on the backside of it, snow showers wrapping through minnesota and northern iowa later this morning. a few flakes off and on today but no accumulation.
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whistling overnight, northwest wind keeping our temperatures where they are now and he feels like conditions will hover in the teens. the snowy roadways early this morning, traffic probably moving a little slower than usual in many locations. 28 in des moines. the freeway looking busy. good shape, be careful on the intersections. bundle up. 15 is our feels like temperatures in des moines and it will not warm-up much. blustery northwest wind. tomorrow, the warm-up begins with highs above freezing and we have a little bit of sunshine from time to time. the end of the week, highs in the 40's and warmer temperatures stick with us to the end of the beginning nothing away the new snow and the ice hiding to get more on monday. elizabeth: we will enjoy the weekend. eric: the interstates are pretty good.
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shaina: they may be slightly slippery. we do have one accident, on the south side heading to the airport, grocery shopping, floor in mckinley. mobile speed units all around, 640th street. 3000 six ave. full county, north of i-35. one in pleasant hill on the 7100 block.
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it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. elizabeth: news to go -- a last blast of the news you need to know this tuesday morning. eric: starting with a new poll on the republican race for president, alyx? alyx: we just got this poll from quinnipiac university. it shows donald trump with a very slim lead over ted cruz. trump at 31%, cruz at 29%. marco rubio is in third with 13%. no other candidate is above 7% on the gop side. but the poll shows these likely
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committed to a candidate. 39% of those who named a candidate say they still might change their mind before the caucus. pollsters say that shows these final few days are crucial. eric: thanks, alyx. and last night, the democratic candidates made a final pitch before the iowa caucuses. nikole killion wraps up the town hall held right here in des moines. nikole: this was a little different than a debate, with each candidate getting a chance to speak one-on-one with voters. at a democratic town hall in iowa, bernie sanders, hillary clinton, and martin o'malley made their closing arguments before next week's iowa caucus. polls show a neck and neck race between clinton and sanders, while o'malley trails. all three tried to distinguish themsleves on the issues which ranged from the iraq war to health care and income inequality. and republicans will get their chance to square off one last time before the caucus in a debate this thursday night. in washington, i'm nikole killion. eric: donald trump and hillary clinton both have rallies in
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because of the two events , marshalltown schools will dismiss classes at 1:00 this afternoon. other candidates in the state today include republicans rick santorum, mike huckabee, marco rubio, ben carson, ted cruz, and carly fiorina. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders. elizabeth: des moines police say they'll have an update for us this afternoon on the murder of 71-year-old norma mcneeley. she was found dead in the basement of her home on pioneer road early sunday morning. des moines police are also investigating the death of well-known architect kirk blunck. the 62-year-old was found in the stairwell of the teachout building over the weekend. police are trying to determine if his death was accidental. eric: dart officials are trying to figure out what caused a bus driver to crash into the side of janet brown's house. a passenger on the bus said the driver had a heart attack or seizure and lost control. brown says she can't live in her home now because of the structural damage. shaina: national headlines
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morning." starting with blizzard aftermath, how the northeast and the nations capital are cleaning up the hardest hit areas. and inmate escape, new details on how three dangerous prisoners in southern california got away. plus, the top jobs of 2016 revealed. back here, if you're leaving in the next few minutes, you'll have to deal with some snowy spots on the roads. mainly side streets main roads are just fine in the metro area. plows still catching up as you head out of town. we do have a number of schools on a two-hour delay. you can see those on the bottom of your screen or metinka: we got an inch, over an inch. not much but enough to make the roads slippery plus more flurries are patchy freezing drizzle early but the accumulation has stopped and the wind will take the new snow and bullet over the roads creating icy patches. temperatures cool today and the
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highs above freezing, followed by 40's through the weekend, enough time to melt the snow before we get more on monday. shaina: main roads looking good, side streets are where you may have an issue at one accident on the south side, if you are going to the airport. does not seem like it is impacting drive times down there, the interstates looking pretty good, normal drive times, seven minutes to get downtown from the west mix master and six minutes from the east. eric: watch the screen for the school delays and to see if they become cancellations. elizabeth: cbs this morning you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women...
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