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tv   KCCI 8 News This Morning at 430am  Me-TV  February 10, 2016 4:30am-5:00am CST

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calm as we remain light during the day and switch to the east. we will pick up a half inch to an inch total. temperatures won't change much and the wind won't be increasing. it will be a gentle snowfall. elizabeth: looking at the new hampshire primary results, donald chump wins for the republicans. -- donald trump wins for the republicans. marco rubio right behind them, chris christie, for carly fiorina, and ben carson rounded up the field. bernie sanders takes a double-digit lead over hillary clinton. eric: cynthia fodor has been covering the primary and has more from new hampshire. >> a huge voter turnout. i thank you. we won. because we harnessed the energy
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democratic party will need to succeed in november. >> we love the people of new hampshire. i said it and i said it a year ago. i think i'm going to do well there because i'm here a lot. it is so beautiful and i love it so much. i love the people and i said i actually think they like me a lot. >> we don't see it as just another campaign, we see it as an opportunity for all of us and i mean all of us to be involved in something that is bigger than our own lives. >> it's an exciting time for new hampshire. cynthia: scott is looking into the depth of each campaign in south carolina. >> the big question for bernie sanders is what is next. the next state of south carolina and the polls and electorate are different for bernie sanders in the south. what we know about how hillary clinton is that although she is
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hampshire, she is doing better among the different populations of south carolina. african-american and latino voters are still coming out and strong numbers to support her. that could be the cold water on bernie sanders in south carolina. the polls are showing hillary is strong. if donald trump is the winner, it forces another look at the new york city businessman to see what he is able to do next. he still leads in the national polls and is still strong and other early states. eric: ted cruz and marco rubio who came in first and third in iowa dropped down to third and fifth in new hampshire. ted cruz is said to have a good ground game in south carolina where they are going to the next contest february 20. the candidates are now focused on south carolina. the republican field will have its next debate in greenville at 8:00 p.m. and you can watch on kcci. hillary clinton and bernie sanders go head-to-head on
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pbs is sponsoring that. elizabeth: a house fire in des moines killed one man and happened of 2700 block of 61st street tuesday night. once firefighters got inside, they found the man dead. in a wheelchair. some family members that arrived at the victim was 35 years old, had ms and smoked. although it is unclear if that contribute it to the fire. >> it appeared to be a significant structure fire. there were a lot of terrible by products of combustion so that part will be investigated further. elizabeth: it is up to the fire departments and medical examiner to determine what happened and how that man died. his name will not be released until relatives have been notified. eric: another death in a house fire after refusing him out of his burning home.
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tuesday morning. firefighters were forced to wait before putting out the fire. kim st. onge has more. kim: des moines police spent several minutes trying to convince 48-year-old neil johnston to come out of his home. authorities were originally called there after neighbors complained of his yelling and screaming in the street around midnight. he refused to come out of his home, even threatened to have a gun. officers busted through the windows after the home burst into flames. but had to back off because of heavy smoke. firefighters were able to put decided it was safe. inside. >> when you add the situation of threats of wanting to harm scope. eric: no one else lived in at johnston was also released from after being charged with
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no word on the cause of the deadly house fire in knoxville. firefighters found 77-year-old the tricia heading in the burning home yesterday. she died in a knoxville hospital. her husband is currently being treated in the burn unit in iowa city. elizabeth: we want to check in with metinka. metinka: our snowy trend continues but this will be gentle. not much wind. it is working in a crossfire western iowa this morning, almost through carroll and back through spencer and the ida grove area. it looks like we will be on the fringe of the metro with it arriving by later this morning. the best chances of snow will be west of i 35 throughout the afternoon. temperatures will hold steady so it will stay cold.
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eric: a dell will be introduced at the statehouse that aims to radically change the medical cannabis law -- a bill will be introduced. mark: a trip to the dot to her new her state card that permits or to possess the hemp oil she says controls her daughter margaret's seizures. >> i never got pulled over. mark: from there she went to the capital where she spoke to the group iowans for medical campus -- cannabis. those in the room are pushing for a new bill that would make it legal to grow and it should be medical cannabis in iowa. bob vander platte was one of the new faces. >> there is something that benefits these children from seizures. mark: representative peter county, a republican from west des moines. >> my heart goes to the families who have tried everything in the
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mark: last year the attempts to change the medical cannabis law met strong resistance from governor branstad to the house speaker to implement jewel -- influential representative cleland baltimorel baudler. >> i'd say we are going down a different path mark:. why? >> because it looks like there's a lot of support at this time on both sides of the aisle. mark: in terms of individual legislators and the support, i've anecdotal evidence on both sides of the aisle that we have supporters. elizabeth: representative countieswnie' bill would extend its. currently only people with in track double epilepsy can possess cannabis or hemp oil. he says he hopes to have the
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iowa lawmakers want to raise the speed limit on some rural roads. what made the brakes on the idea.
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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
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metinka: more snow is on the way . it is early falling across northwest iowa through ida grove near carol. down through harlan, atlantic, tracking to the southeast this morning. we will be on the fringe of this and most stay west of i-35 through the afternoon. 17 in des moines with the clouds, not much wind. it is still enough of a breeze to feel like 10 degrees so grab the warm coats. wind today will be nearly calm through the afternoon. we are expecting half an inch to accumulate across the western half of the state than the snowy trend continues with's more snow coming in by tomorrow. elizabeth: the iowa house is looking at raising the speed limit on summerall roads. eric: one raises the limit to 60 miles an hour, the other one raises the limit to 65.
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transportation committee to see which is either moves forward in the legislature. elizabeth: will it hit the speed bumps? marcus mcintosh has more. marcus: if mark -- if they can agree, this could jump five to 10 miles per hour. the issue is one representative says is driven by listening. >> it comes from people that drive those roads every day. a lot of people that travel quite a bit. all the states around us have gone to at least 60 on their two-lane roads. marcus: two versions of the bill passed the house subcommittee, one to raise it to 60 miles an hour and the other to raise the limit to 65. >> i would say probably the proposal for 60 has more power behind it at the moment. marcus: nothing is written into law at the moment and there is work to be done. questions need to be answered first.
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handle that? what is the crash liability? the geometrics, will they allow for an increasing speed? marcus: he says it is not for him to advocate what is better. a 5, 10, or staying at 55 loss per hour. -- 55 miles per hour. >> obviously law enforcement will enforce whatever law they pass. elizabeth: the dot tells us it has concerns because research shows fatalities and the severity of crashes go up with an increase in speed. next week is the first -- but if he does not get out by friday the 19th, it will not move forward. lawmakers are looking into changes to keep license plate frames are legal.
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law that made it an offense that had a frame that covered any writing. the bill, if passed, would allow the frames of fun if they don't cover the license plate number or validation sticker. eric: gas prices below a dollar? todd magel has the latest prediction of falling prices at the pump. todd: it's a traffic jam at the mills fleet farm pumps in ankeny and this is why $1.29 for a gallon of gas. all thanks to a gas war with sam's club . >> a good 20, $.25 lower than any station in town. i think it's fantastic. >> at $15 i can fill up the car. todd: the average price is a dollar $.50 a gallon the experts blame a global surplus. >> there's too much being discovered. there more production going on
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todd: more production, less demand. goodness for drivers. but bad news for investors as the stock markets seem to be falling. >> the uncertainty in markets is always leading to more follow sometimes. todd: these prices probably won't last. >> i'm pretty confident that in the next year or two we will see higher prices. meanwhile i would say. todd: todd magel, kcci eight news. eric: if you're going to get more gas, here's is a live picture from i-235 and 63rd.
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snow moving across >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: more snow is on the way today, it is snowing from pocahontas through ida grove almost to carol. answer harlan and atlantic. it is tracking to the south and southeast. we will be on the fringe of the light snow today as it works is way off to the southeast. then it will start to quickly head out of central iowa and should be out of the area by 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. and then we are expecting a quiet evening and start thursday.
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across northwest iowa during the evening hours and lasting early on friday morning across the southeastern part of the state. after that, we will catch another break from the snow a weather until sunday, another chance of snow on the forecast. we will pick up a half inch to an inch of snow toward late thursday and into early on friday but good news, there's not much wind in that system at all. gentle snowfall is on the way today with snow showers extending all the way to the east and western part of minnesota. that's the direction you will travel in so it will be wintry for much of the afternoon. all of the snow will be through central iowa. temperature wise, it's pretty chilly out there with wind really settling down overnight but still enough of a breeze to create wind chills below zero across the eastern half of the state. ames has a wind chill of four
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we are waking up to cloudy skies and snow still to the northwest. a north breeze is light right now. you may have to brush off your car as snow moves through. still up to an inch of snow is expected and heavier totals across west central and northwest iowa. about a half inch or so in the central part of the state. most of the day will be quiet but by late afternoon more snow ending by early on friday with another half-inch of accumulation. sunday we could have more accumulation on the way and then a warming trend in the forecast for next week. that will feel great. 30's, 40's, sunshine back by tuesday and wednesday. eric: good, thanks. elizabeth: the city of des moines is not getting much of a caucuses. eric: as ryan smith shows it is
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biggest athletic event in state history. ryan: it has been number one on the event wishlist. wells fargo arena already gearing up for march madness hosting duties. >> some call it controlled chaos, we call it another day. ryan: overwhelming demand drawing capacity. the big show is sold out but fans can still track down a coveted seat. log on to to see who is selling. >> that's a fan to fan exchange where it is a secondary ticket that is managed by the ncaa. chances are you will be paying above face value. ryan: we found in all session tickets valued at $270 going for as much as $1800. >> this is the pinnacle of things we could get here in iowa.
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but a stellar hawkeye season means iowa may land a spot playing in their own backyard. sending an out-of-state team and tournament location. say we could probably bring more people in but i really think the people from iowa will be staying a couple days downtown in des moines. if we had a choice i think most of us would take iowa to play. ryan: if you cannot fork over a few hundred to $8,000, wells fargo arena is blowing fans inside -- two a few thousand, also the arena is blowing fans inside for wednesday's practice free of charge. -- is allowing fans inside for wednesday's practice free of
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eric: how metinka: we're tracking snow again, this come across west central and northwest iowa through pocahontas and harlan. it is tracking to the southeast and it will be affecting maybe the western half the state through the afternoon. we are waiting on the snow at 17 degrees and the wind has settled down. it is still moving in by later this morning toward noon time and that will last until the mid to late afternoon. not much that expected, a half inch to around an inch of accumulation.
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by late in the day. another half-inch to an inch of snow and that cold and snowy trend continues into the weekend with more snow on sunday but it will be followed by a big recovery with temperatures in the 40's next week. >> it's nice. it's nice to feel like i am influencing someone's life. eric: a johnston special education teacher is inspiring her students to run after their dreams just like he is. today, she is heading to the olympic track and field trials. elizabeth: as laura terrell reports, her students wouldn't let her leave without a special surprise sendoff. >> good afternoon, beaver creek. could you please stop what you're doing and pay attention. laura: a special announcement from the principle is the hint students need to line the halls to say goodbye and high-fived one of their favorites. >> it was emotional because i
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laura: originally from ethiopia, obsie birru has been running her whole life first for johnston then for grandview. >> i was in the state of shock but i was also very excited because it's years and years of hard work. laura: tuesday she got one more surprise. $1400, colleagues raised to cover her travel expenses to the olympic trials in l.a.. >> thank you guys. laura: she is loved here at beaver creek elementary. >> she likes us, she's a great teacher. she's very nice. >> she has a very quiet way about her but she's a great role model. laura: those who know and love her say her skills on the track are nothing compared to her character in the classroom.
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track and field and knew she was a special soul. laura: that's why everyone can't wait to see her succeed. >> it is really nice to have all these people who want to see me do well and who have been there since the beginning. elizabeth: she qualified for the marathon in the limbic trials saturday and the top three runners -- in the olympics trials saturday. the top three runners make the team. we wish her luck. eric: what numbers are saying
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breaking news. shots fired during an overnight chase. we are still following last night's breaking news. another deadly fire. what family members are saying about the victim. >> you started it.
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