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antonin scalia arrived at an el possible funeral home -- el paso funeral home, the flag out front is lowered to half-staff. president obama paid tribute to the longest-serving member of the court. >> he will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the supreme court. todd: scalia was often seen as the keystone of the conservative five-justice majority on the high court which frequently split with the 4 more liberal justices. president obama said he would nominate a replacement setting up an epic battle with republicans on the direction of the court. >> there's a long tradition that you don't do this in an election year. >> he can nominate someone. the senate's not moving forward on it until after the election. todd: mitch mcconnell the senate's top republican vowed to block any obama appointment to the supreme court until a new president is voted into office. democrats lashed out. >> it is totally out of step with our history and our constitutional principles. >> it is beyond my comprehension
republican obstructionism from day one. todd: funeral arrangements for scalia have not yet been announced. eric: while both sides of the political aisle are bracing for a political battle over justice many remembering his legacy. elizabeth: kcci's grace provenzano talked with one of our state's most prominent legal experts with some first-hand knowledge of the high court justice. grace: the a.g. argued a case in front of the nation's highest court during scalia's tenure on the bench. it was the prairie meadows case. at question was whether it was constitutional for the legislature to have a different tax for the land-based casinos as with riverboat casinos. >> i was terrified. this was the first time i was arguing a case before the u.s. supreme court. justices sometimes rather than trying to challenge you, they try to help you because they're trying to make an argument to other members of the court. justice scalia and justice breyer did that in my case. grace: senator chuck grassley joined other prominent gop senators saying president obama should not appoint scalia's
grassley claimed it's been standard practice over the last 80 years not to nominate or confirm a supreme court justice during a presidential election year. turns out justice anthony kennedy was nominated and confirmed in 1988, the year george bush was elected president. senator joni ernst is in germany at a security conference but released a statement saying. -- statement saying justice scalia was a passionate defender of our constitution upholding the principles on which our country was founded. elizabeth: attorney general miller says there's an iowan who might be on the list to succeed scalia. judge jane kelly serves on the u.s. court of appeals for the eighth circuit. she and president obama were law school classmates. eric: iowa dci officials are investigating a shooting in eagle grove. authorities tell kcci two people were involved in sundays shooting but are still alive. one person was airlifted to des moines another taken to a local hospital.
this time. two deadly crashes this weekend in central iowa. the first in story county. one team was killed. -- one team was killed -- one teen was killed another injured after the car they were in lost control and crashed just west of maxwell. the driver 17-year-old rylee mohler died in the crash. 16-year-old william spencer was taken to a des moines hospital . his condition is not known. in webster county a 13-year-old was killed and 5 others injured when the vehicle they were in lost control and rolled into a field. it happened about 3 miles east of fort dodge on saturday. 13-year-old duane touney was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. the 5 others injured range in age from 5-years-old to 18-years-old. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. elizabeth: polk county officials identify the woman killed in a friday crash as 30-year-old samantha overton of ankeny. she died after her vehicle was found wedged between two trees.
block of northeast 29th street. her 4-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle. we're told he's in good condition. the crash remains under investigation. happening today, the man charged in connection with the hit and run death of an iowa state student is expected in court. police say 23-year-old benjamin clague was driving a cyride bus when it struck 18-year-old emmalee jacobs as she was trying to cross lincoln way at ash avenue last december. clague faces charges including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and failure to obey a traffic control device. we expect to learn more information today about a deadly officer-involved shooting in urbandale. just after 4:00 saturday morning officers responded to a drug complaint at the holiday inn on merle hay road. a scuffle began with one of the suspects and he fired a gun. officers been fired and killed the man. two female suspects ran away but are now in custody.
the shooting. eric: 4:35, snow south of the metro. is it just if you lori's echo -- just a few flurries? metinka: just a light shower. here in des moines, so far so good. 21 here in the metro. the breeze is calm. the rows are in good shape. here is your planner, we are waking up to cut -- waking up to patchy fog. the clouds are going to be lingering. little bit of sunshine. temps are headed to the upper 30's. warmer days ahead and a couple of snow chances. eric: commitment 2016 news new cbs poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton have big leads in south carolina. on the republican side trump leads ted cruz by nearly 20 points. marco rubio comes in third 15%. on the democrat side clinton
points in south carolina. candidates have just one week before the big primary in south carolina. elizabeth: and they were making a big push on the campaign trail. kcci's laura terrell has more. laura: florida republican senator marco rubio was out looking for votes sunday in south carolina. >> if you nominate me, we will unify and grow this party and we will unify and grow this country . laura: rubio is riding a wave after saturday night's debate. 32% of republicans and independents in a cbs news poll declared him the winner. >> i thought rubio did a very nice job. laura: donald trump finished second in the poll. the billionaire businessman clashed with rubio and sen. ted cruz. >> right now as a candidate he supports funding for planned parenthood. i disagree with them on that. that is a matter of sensible. >> you know you are the single biggest liar.
laura: -- worse than jim rush. laura: -- worse than jeb bush. laura: the sudden death supreme court justice antonin scalia has also been on the minds of the candidates and some voters we spoke to. craig question should president obama nominate the next justice? -- we spoke to. should president obama nominate the next justice? >> yes he should. he has the choice and he has the ability to do that. >> obama may nominate someone, but it won't get through the senate this year. laura: for the democrats sen. bernie sander made the rounds on the sunday morning news programs while hillary clinton campaigned in nevada. elizabeth: former president george w. bush makes his first public foray in the 2016 race today. he's campaigning with his brother jeb in charleston. still to come this monday morning.
the massive crowds that greete >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. where tracking light snow this morning, aiming south of i-80. over toward albia, ottumwa. all tracking off to the south east. you might notice a fresh dusting on the sidewalk. 21 now. we've got clouds and not much wind.
that is good news. something us to continue self with, patchy fog. visibility has been reduced a long i-80 eastbound. otherwise, it is going to be a cloudy day. back into the mid to upper 30's. a big warming trend in your forecast. we've got to get through another round of snow. elizabeth: pope francis had another whirlwind day in mexico sunday. eric: it included an outdoor mass and a visit to a children's hospital. adriana diaz reports on the big crowds who greeted the pontiff in mexico city. [cheering] h. a -- adriana: pope francis visited a children's hospital in mexico city where he gave a sick boy medicine. displaying his affection for the
pray for him. adriana: a young girl serenaded the pope with a rendition of "ave maria." mexico city has been pope francis' hub since he arrived from here he's taking daily trips around the country. earlier in the day the holy father traveled by helicopter to ecatepec one of mexico city's poorest and most violent suburbs. there he celebrated an outdoor mass before more than 300,000 , the largest event on his six day historic visit. in his homily the pope urged mexicans to build a society with equal opportunity for all. [cheering] an estimated two million people lined his motorcade route many waving vatican flags and balloons. >> it's amazing. amazing. i'm nervous. >> why did you like him? porque te gusto? >> porque andaba en un carro blanco y a mi me gusto tu carro. >> you liked his car? te gusto su carro? >> si. adriana: tomorrow pope francis
on mexico's southern border. adriana diaz, cbs news, mexico city. eric: concerned about the zika virus, mexican officials started aerial anti-mosquito spraying and house-to-house fumigation to protect the pope from the disease. officials in brazil are ramping up the fight against the zika virus. the military there and hundreds of thousands of health workers have been mobilized to fight zika. the country's president says the outbreak will not compromise the upcoming olympics in rio. he says brazil will have success fighting mosquitoes that carry the virus. the virus has been linked to a serious birth defect among newborns. the olympics begin in august. elizabeth: right now in taiwan, the search is over. officials called off all rescue operations after a 6.4 earthquake struck the southern part of the country. the death toll is now up to 116. the last trapped person was rescued alive saturday afternoon. a total of 289 people were rescued.
in the age of the selfie it seems many are turning to plastic surgery younger and younger. millennials are getting botox or fillers to start then moving on to more extensive surgeries. >> people will say 'oh my goodness. i cannot believe you had botox. and the reason i get the botox is because down the road i don't want to be like oh my goodness i have so much i need to do. elizabeth: like a growing number of millennials brooke stevenson says seeing herself in a picture is what prompted her to start getting botox and fillers a few years ago. now she's have a breast augmentation and lifo section to her arms -- liposuction to her arms. >> everybody knows how to take pictures and they certainly know how to take good pictures of themselves. and they will come and tell me you know i look good from this side but i don't look good in this side. elizabeth: a new survey from the american academy of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery shows 64% of surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic
we are back w >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: we've got fog in a little bit of snow. to the south of winterset through ocl a. across our southern iowa. we've seen a couple of snowflakes early. it is heading off to the south east and it should not amount to too much at all. a little fresh coating here. a little light dusting on the sidewalk. watch for slick spots early this morning. then traveling into eastern iowa, watch for locally dense fog from dubuque. it is going to be slow going. all across iowa, the fog is a concern. a week little disturbance. overall, it is going to shape up a quiet monday -- shape up to be
by 2:00 this afternoon, our clouds will start to break up. it is going to be a quiet afternoon. not much wind. the roads may be slushy. by 10:00 p.m., we will watch drizzle. temperatures will be above freezing. overnight, who have rain-snow right across iowa. -- overnight, we will have rain-snow right across iowa. it moves off to the east right 8:00 a.m.. it should be near davenport. the weather will take a turn for the better the end of the week. way of snow. a half inch to an inch. central iowa. even back up through fort dodge, close it to two.
we got clouds, 21 degrees. it is going to be a great week ahead. headed for 38 degrees today. temperatures will start to kickoff that melting today. it is going to be a nice monday. as we head for the next several days, the weather keeps getting better. we'll have some went to morrow. check out these highs. by thursday, thursday -- by thursday, highs will be in the 30's. friday, it is going to feel amazing. the weekend is looking nice with highs of 40's and 50's. eric: there is not going to be much snow left. elizabeth: sunday night on 60 minutes the fight against isis. eric: scott pelly sat down with cia director john brennan to discuss the threat facing u.s. military overseas. >> we have a number of instances where isil has used chemical munitions on the battlefield. scott: artillery shells.
yeah. scott: isis has access to chemical artillery shells? >> there are reports that isis has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use. scott: the cia believes isis has the ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas. the capability of exporting those chemicals to us you go >> -- chemicals to us? >> i think theres always the potential for that. this is why it's so important to cut off the various transportation routes and smuggling routes that they have used. scott: are there american assets on the ground right now hunting this down? >> the u.s. intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the efforts to destroy isil and to get as much insight into what they have on the ground inside of syria and iraq -- syria and iraq. eric: you can see the full
today is going to be an ok day. geeks of sunshine warming up to 38 degrees -- peeks of sunshine, warming up to 38 degrees. the big warm up against. 40's, even 50 degrees temperatures on the way. elizabeth: great. thank you, metinka. state wrestling week has arrived. the chaos the crowd the guts and -- the chaos, the crowd, the guts and the glory all starts wednesday at wells fargo arena. eric: one of the best examples of the raw emotion? it unfolded a few years ago when southeast polk's dylan blackford made it to the finals. as we get ready for another life-changing week scott reister took a look back at an epic state wrestling moment. >> dylan blackford is a wrestler bottom line. he is not a baseball player not as football player he's a wrestler. everything he's done. every moment he's woke up and goes to bed he dreams of this -- dreams of this. scott: which made last year's silver medal a near impossible pill to swallow.
senior had one final shot to be haunted forever oh go out on top. >> i told him before the match finish what you started 10 years , -- 10 years ago, 15 years ago. scott: it wouldn't be easy. his championship match with mitch bowman of north scott went into overtime. first takedown wins. if you want to know what mission accomplished feels like this is it. emotions took over. right before we interviewed him reality set in. >> i'm overwhelmed. i've worked my whole life for this. i cant believe i got it. i'm overwhelmed.
dream my whole life. i did it. i did it. scott: both his final and semifinal went to overtime. he never had a doubt >> i wasn't going to lose. i wanted it so bad. i dreamed about it my whole life. these last few week i lay in bed at night and look at the silver medal hanging on my wall. i wasn't going to get another one. i wanted this too bad i wanted it way too bad the background of my phone is the podium. me standing second i dream about this. i've lost sleep over this. i wasn't going to lose. >> i can't believe it. to be a part of it. it's just amazing -- it is just amazing. >> can't thank them enough. scott: there's a new medal hanging on dylan's wall and a place on the podium he'll cherish forever >> i did it.
wrestling tournament kicks off at wells fargo arena wednesday running all week long. then championship rounds will be on saturday. elizabeth: still to come on kcci at 5:00 a.m., talks over scalia's death. what candidates on the campaign trial are saying should happen next. plus, legalizing marijuana.
ahead. eric: right now at 5:00 a.m., divided court. just days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia the debate is now underway who should succeed him. what candidates on the campaign trail have to say. alyx: a group of iowans are bringing their concerns about legalizing marijuana straight to the capital. their concerns coming up in just a few short minutes. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: good monday morning everyone. thanks for being with us. eric: there are snow flurries
metinka: calling the roadways to be a little bit of slick, from atlantic toward winterset. all tracking off to the south. should not amount to more than just a fresh dusting. fog from cedar rapids down to ottumwa. visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. but the of time to get to where you are going. here in des moines, 21 degrees. we are headed for highs near 38 degrees. more snow is on the way tonight, followed by a big warm up by the end of the week. shaina: right now the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is being transported back to the washington area. yesterday a justice of the peace determined the 79-year-old died of natural causes after suddenly passing away. don champion has the latest from washington where a battle is already underway over who will replace him. don: a white hearse carried the body of antonin scalia to a west