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switching to heroin. >> not be afraid to talk to your a street drug anymore. it's all of our problem. everyone. elizabeth: since this database started, doctor-shopping has the program is working on expanding its database by sharing databases with more states to better track patients. eric: right now, officials are searching for 2 escaped inmates from the newton correctional center. michael amodeo and jessy foley were discovered missing around 10:00 saturday night. amodeo is serving a 10 year sentence on drug related charges. foley is serving a 27 year sentence also for drug related charges. about their whereabouts call 911. a knoxville township man recovering after receiving third degree burns on his leg. officials say the man was working on his car this afternoon when gas leaked out and he caught fire.
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crews arrived. the men had to be airlifted to iowa city to receive burn treatments. and a boil advisory for prairie city in jasper county. the city administrator says the water tower lost pressure overnight. that left some homes without water. city leaders say this is a precautionary measure. the advisory is in effect until testing is complete on tuesday. elizabeth: testimony continues today in the alexander fazzino murder trial. the former boone man is charged with first degree murder in his wife emily's 2012 death. friday jurors learned more about emily's injuries. fazzino told police he found his wife submerged in a bathtub. the doctor who performed emily's autopsy testified she had bruises on her forehead arm -- forehead, arm, by and neck. -- arm thigh and neck. , the doctor also said she had bruising on the inside of her throat which could be from a
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-- from strangulation. the doctor didn't find definitive signs of drowning. also today johnston and grimes residents should expect detours on a major metro road. sections of northwest 70th avenue are closing around 100th and 107th streets for construction. the road is being widened as part of a larger project to improve the area of the new johnston high school. the closures and detours start at 9:00 a.m. health officials say it's spreading at unprecedented speeds here in iowa zika virus cases doubled friday. eric: three people have now tested positive. kcci's marcus mcintosh reports all 3 are women between the ages of 41 and 80 who traveled to a country where that virus is present. marcus: with three confirmed cases of the mosquito born zika virus in the state of iowa experts say we should be careful but are far from panic mode. >> i would be very surprised if it got established in the united states, but there is always that chance. marcus: dr. quinlisk stresses the seriousness of the zika virus for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant due to a birth defect called microcephaly where a baby's head
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babies with microcephaly often have smaller brains that might not have developed properly. >> once that acute disease goes away we have no indication that future pregnancies would be at risk. marcus: we went to gray's lake to find out what central iowans have to say about the 3 cases of the zika virus at home. >> it is something you need to be aware of and you need to take precautions against it. marcus: precautions that include protecting yourself against mosquitoes if you travel to puerto rico, virgin islands, caribbean, central and parts of south america by wearing pants long sleeved shirts and using mosquito repellant with deet. iowans say being careful is key but the zika virus is not the first nor will it be the last public health concern. >> i wouldn't say it is something to get worked up about because we saw h1n1 that got a little out of hand and i don't think this is anywhere near that. marcus: in des moines, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. eric: nationally a strong warning from health officials for pregnant women who want to attend the olympics in rio this summer. a new travel advisory is the strongest one the cdc has issued to date. it's triggering new concern for
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games in august. >> at some point i do want to start a family. i don't want to be worried i -- to be worried. i don't want to have those anxieties. eric: two-time olympic gold medalist hope solos says she's considering not competing. most olympians are of child-bearing age making them an especially vulnerable group. zika can be transmitted sexually but it is primarily contracted through mosquitoes. it is 4:35. let's get another check of weather. metinka: it is looking pretty good. it will be breezy starting up pretty mild. temperatures are at or above freezing. a little chilly at ames at 31. we will have a strong southwest wind initially today helping to warm us up. in the 50's for central iowa. up to the north, cooler air is going to try and work in.
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little bit of snow to fog -- two fall across the state. tomorrow, a little bit of snow early on. republican presidential criticism after he refused to distance himself from a controversial endorsement. elizabeth: meanwhile don champion reports a new cbs news poll shows trump and clinton leading in key states ahead of super tuesday. don: republican front-runner donald trump campaigned in alabama sunday afternoon. earlier he appeared on cnn's state of the union and refused to denounce an endorsement from former kkk leader david duke. >> i'm just talking about david duke and the kkk. >> i don't know. i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. and i just don't know anything about him. don: other republican candidates slammed trump for not condemning the support. >> there is no place in the conservative movement for david
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-- the ku klux klan. >> there's no place for white supremacy in our society. don: with more than 1500 delegates up for grabs on super tuesday the candidates are hitting key states in the south. while courting voters in arkansas and tennessee today hillary clinton also attacked trump. >> i said last night america has never stopped being great. our task is to make america whole. don: a new cbs battleground tracker poll shows clinton is ahead of bernie sanders in georgia, virginia and texas. sanders admits he's got work to do after losing south carolina's democratic primary. >> we did really, really badly with older african american voters. i mean we got decimated. don: trump is ahead in georgia and virginia but trails cruz in his home state of texas. 155 delegates are at stake there. don champion, cbs news, new
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close eye on all the super tuesday competitions. trust kcci 8 news on air and online for the results. still ahead on kcci, close call. what a little boy did just hours before the crash that may have saved his life. eric: plus, prayer services for a virginia police officer shot in the line of duty.
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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. metinka: good morning. temperatures are starting out above freezing. pretty nice out. 33 now in des moines. we have a few clouds. that brees will be helping to warm temperatures up, at least through about midday. clouds will be on increase by the afternoon, heading for highs close to 55 degrees. the brees will become more northerly. that will be dragging in the more interesting type of weather . today is going to be a great start to the week. snow will move through overnight. another chance of snow on thursday. elizabeth: thanks metinka. a jarring wake-up call for an omaha boy overnight. eric: an suv came crashing through his bedroom wall. the driver arrested on suspicion
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camila orti reports a decision the boy made a few hours before the crash made all the difference. camila: a neighbor's surveillance cameras are rolling as an out-of-control suv tears around a corner, swerves through a lawn and takes out a street sign near north 61st and park lane, all before 3:00 sunday morning. this is where the vehicle ended up. >> i heard a big old boom and then like sizzling noises. camila: the front bumper breaking through the wall of 12-year-old jeffrey moore's bedroom a couple feet from where he was sleeping. >> i just seen this car right here all pushed in. camila: he says it could have been closer. so you're telling me just hours before he crashed through here your bed was on this side. >> yes. camila: the boy moving his bed to the other side of the room right before going to sleep that night. >> thankfully he did, so it's a
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camila: jeffrey's mother says police were on scene within minutes and took the man behind the wheel into custody. >> he's like my car my car and i am like you almost killed my kid. what do you mean my car? i'm just glad that we're all ok and we can walk away from it . elizabeth: a vigil in hesston , kansas sunday night for the victims of thursday's deadly shooting spree. police say three people were killed and 14 others wounded most of them were shot at the excel plant. investigators say the suspect cedric ford worked there. they believe ford was ticked off by a restraining order from a former girlfriend that he received the same day. one of the victims sister-in-law says the family is working to continue on in his name. >> josh will never die from us . we will continue to keep josh alive in our hearts and do everything that we know josh would do to raise his son to be the man that josh was.
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industries might re-open. the suspected gunman was killed in a shootout with the harvey county sheriff. eric: new numbers show colorado's tourists aren't just buying weed now that it's legal they're ending up in emergency , rooms at higher rates than residents. physicians found the rate of emergency-room visits related to marijuana doubled among out of state residents during 2014. there was only a slight change among colorado residents. doctors say there needs to be more education about pot aimed at visitors. in alaska boards began accepting applications for marijuana business licenses this week. it's the next step in setting up the state's legal pot industry. alaska joins colorado, oregon and washington as the only states with legal recreational use. elizabeth: here in iowa a bill allowing cannabis oil to be made and distributed is headed to the full house. the bill allows for two dispensaries. severe epilepsy, m.s. and
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medical conditions eligible for medical cannabis under the bill. right now there's a group of people dedicated to getting the legislation passed in iowa. kcci's mark tauscheck talks to a man so passionate about the fight to broaden iowa's medical cannabis laws, he's speaking openly about his personal battle with pain and his solution that is currently illegal in the state. catch mark's special report tonight on kcci 8 news at 10:00. eric: also tonight at 6:00, a new coffee shop between ames and des moines is making it clear to do with coffee. freedom blend coffee is the first of several shops being built across iowa to give kids a second chance. in this week's "this is iowa" i take you to the new hangout in huxley where experience isn't required and every cup helps young adults who've been in trouble or are headed toward it. that's tonight on kcci 8 news at 6:00. it is now 4:45. we are waking up to 33 degrees.
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later we will be back >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it is going to be a great start to the week. a little bit on the breezy side.
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be mild. heading into the 50's in central iowa. it will be breezy and the winds will shift. temperatures will be falling toward the evening did the clouds roll in ahead of a cold front. later some precip is on the way. by 6:00 a.m., we will be tracking light rain along with light snow. by 10:00 p.m., we will have light snow mixed with rain from fort dodge down through des moines. this will spread off to the south east. already by 2:00 a.m., all of the precip should be east. with all of the gusty winds, it it will impacting travel north of highway 20 late tonight. there will be some flurries left over tomorrow morning followed by a quite day. we'll have speckles moving in,
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fort dodge over toward waterloo, snow showers on thursday morning. a couple of wrinkles left over near ottumwa. a couple of sprinkles left over near ottumwa. maybe .5 inch or less for the metro. up to the north, two to four inches of snow may be possible. this will fall overnight. winter weather advisory has been issued. that will go and to affect from 6:00 p.m. this morning we are starting out with quiet weather across the dakotas. that front will be packing a punch. highs today will feel pretty springlike. 33 degrees. we have a wind chill of 24. breast -- brisk wind from the south. temperatures will be tumbling into the 20's overnight. a little bit of rain changing to snow. tomorrow, it it is going to be
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it will feel like winter. highs will only feel like the 30's tomorrow. eric: a memorial is set up tonight in prince william county virginia to honor fallen officer ashley guindon. she was shot saturday on her first day back on the job. elizabeth: an army staff sergeant is behind bars now facing murder charges in her death and the death of his wife. brian webb has more. brian: bagpipes, candles and prayers were part of a memorial for officer ashley guindon killed on her first day on patrol with the prince william county police department in virginia. >> we will move on in honor of ashley. it would be a discredit to her to do anything less. >> one officer down. i don't know where the suspect is. brian: guindon and two other
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about 30 miles outside of washington, dc. police arrested 32-year-old ronald hamilton an active duty army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon. they say he shot and killed his wife then opened fire on police. , >> it was very scary. i heard the shots like 4 to 5 shots back to back. brian: yellow tape roped off the crime scene sunday. residents paid their respects at the hospital where the officers are recovering. >> to have this happen over something stupid is so sad. brian: guindon, a 6 year marine corp reservist, was sworn in friday. this picture was posted to the department's twitter page welcoming her and another officer with the words, "be safe." exline -- safe."
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metinka: good morning. we are waking up to mainly clear skies. 33 here in des moines. it is going to be a breezy day. ending up with a chilly north went. the day is looking dry. overnight, thanks change. the winds will be blowing in from the north bringing in snow. two to four inches of snow. that could cause some road
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tuesday morning. that moves out. most of tuesday and wednesday should be quite an cool. no chance of snow -- another chance of snow on thursday before warmer weather starts moving back into the forecast. eric: when the girls state tourney begins today the dowling catholics maroons won't be there. that's unusual but they got knocked out. elizabeth: the bigger shocker a coaching change times two. co-head coaches bob and sharon hanson made it work for a total of 46 years. after 775 wins and 6 state titles the couple has retired. , eric: as kcci's scott reister shows us some things you can't put a number on the size of their impact and the amount of fun they had. >> back in the day when we had crazy pep assemblies. i led the cheer. pork chop, pork chop, chicken wing.
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scott: you cannot make these things up. >> kids took to it. kids rented outfits and i brought in a live pig. marcus -- scott: there have been enough memories. >> and the winds scott: to last a lifetime. >> to beat east and then we beat ic high scott: they knew it was time. >> i could probably coach forever. we are at the stage in our life where we need some free time for ourselves. >> our daughter is going to have a baby in august and there's a few seniors we wanted to see through >> yes it was. we love it. we love being with kids. love being around coaches,
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it has been a labor of love. >> they are one of the few that i found success. scott: drake's jennie baranzcyk won a state tile with dowling back in 2000. >> they are interesting duo because they are married. >> 20 years from now it will be those relationships. you are going to remember the relationships and the kids and -- >> we think we will find plenty to do. we may be traipsing around basketball courts somewhere. scott: if you hear the words -- >> we are ready to do our thing. scott: you'll know the hanson's legacy is hard at work. elizabeth: still ahead at 5:00 a.m., we've got a complete
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plus zika virus. the confirmed cases in iowa right now. and while you were sleeping des moines police are investigating
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all that and more, next on kcci. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: right now at 5:00, overnight shooting. police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. what we know so far. plus, zika in iowa. how health officials say three iowans came in contact with the virus. and what you can do to protect yourself. eric: and solar power. the energy trend that has seen a boost here in central iowa. why it's popular in rural parts of the state. welcome back and thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: it is now 5:00 on friday february 29, happy weekday -- happy leap day.
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another warm one but changes in the air. we are starting out at 33. by the afternoon, the winds will be shifting back to the north. clouds will be rolling in. g5. temperatures will be falling -- high of 55. temperatures will be falling. and little bit to the south there of highway 20. eric: new this morning des moines police are investigating a late night shooting on the east side that sent one person to the hospital. officials say it happened around 10:30 last night on the 1400 block of east 17th court. one person was shot and taken to iowa methodist. we're still waiting to hear more on that victim's current condition as well as any information about a possible suspect. stick with kcci for updates. right now in newton police are searching for two escaped inmates. officials say michael amodeo and jessy foley were discovered missing from the newton correctional center around 10:00 saturday night.

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