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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.
charges. foley is serving a 27 year sentence also for drug related charges. if you see them or know where they might be, call police. elizabeth: in winneshiek county the murder trial of alexander , fazzino continues today. fazzino is charged with first degree murder in the 2012 death of his wife emily. on friday the doctor who performed emily's autopsy said emily had bruises on her for head, arm, my -- arm thigh , and neck as well as more bruising on the inside of her throat which she said could have been from strangulation. we'll have more on this trial as it unfolds in decorah stick with kcci on air and online for the latest. more big stories a boil advisory this morning for prairie city in jasper county. the city administrator says the water tower lost pressure this weekend leaving some homes without water. city leaders say the boil advisory is precautionary but residents should be cautious until they receive test results tomorrow. happening today johnston and
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., so your morning commute should be ok but going home tonight you may need to find an alternate route. eric: developing overnight new information in an american student detained in north korea. shaina humphries is following this and, shaina, officials there in north korea brought him out in public for the first time right? shaina: that's right eric. this is 21-year-old student otto warmbier being presented to the media for the first time overnight. warmbier is apologizing to north korea right now for trying to steal a political banner as a trophy to bring home to a friend. warmbier is an undergrad at the university of virginia. he was arrested in january while on a trip into north korea from china. we've learned more overnight about a police officer killed in virginia. officer ashley guindon was shot and killed saturday on her first day on the job.
domestic violence call when police say army staff sergeant ronald hamilton opened fire. hamilton is expected to be arraigned in court today. county attorneys say they plan to seek the death penalty. two other officers were wounded and police say hamilton's wife was shot and killed before they arrived on scene. three cases of the zika virus have been confirmed here in iowa. health officials say the three cases are all women between the ages of 41 and 80 and each of them recently traveled to the caribbean or south america where the virus is spreading. the zika virus is primarily spread by mosquito bites. dr. patricia quinlisk of the state department of public health says she's not surprised zika crept into iowa. >> we have people who are traveling and especially people who started traveling before all the information got out to the public, so we do expect a few people who travel to get zika and come back and get diagnosed . but as we go forward we hope all the travelers hear our warnings.
dangerous for pregnant women. it has been linked to birth defects including infants with small heads. eric: in commitment 2016, stumping for super tuesday. today is the candidates' last day to persuade voters before they head to the polls in about a dozen states. and this morning, a new controversy involving donald trump and the ku klux klan. nikole killion is in washington with that and more. nikole: donald trump's refusal to reject an endorsement from a former klan leader is drawing candidate criticism from both sides of the aisle. heading into super tuesday donald trump riding a wave of support, picking up more key endorsements including alabama senator jeff sessions. >> we need to make america great again. nikole: but it's the apparent backing of former ku klux klan leader david duke that has now landed the gop frontrunner in
>> i don't know anything about david duke, ok? i don't know anything about what you're even talking about with the white supremacy or white supremacists. his refusal to denounce the kkk chief sparking condemnation across the trail. >> there is no place in the conservative movement for david duke, the ku klux klan or any other bigotry in america. >> we don't have any place for white supremacists in the united states of america and it just doesn't make any sense to me. nikole: ted cruz and even bernie sanders also took to twitter to voice their outrage. the vermont senator hoping to reclaim some momentum tomorrow after a sweeping defeat to hillary clinton in south carolina. >> we got decimated, george. we got decimated. nikole: clinton also called duke's support of trump pathetic. the latest polls show her with a commanding lead in several super tuesday states, along with trump who holds the advantage over his gop competitors. in washington, i'm nikole killion. eric: the latest poll from nbc,
states like georgia and tennessee, while ted cruz has the advantage in his home state of texas. meanwhile hillary clinton tops bernie sanders in all 3 of those states. elizabeth: the time is 5:06. after a wild when the afternoon yesterday. metinka: it is going to be a nice day. temperatures ok but a breath freezing -- but above freezing. south right now at 12. that will help to warm temperatures up. heading for an early day high around the five. this afternoon, the winds will be shifting. it will be dragging in clouds and colder temperatures into early on tuesday. a little bit of snow. most of the snow looks to fog -- looks to fall along highway 20. eric: new this morning more and more homes across the midwest are getting solar panels. elizabeth: kcci's alyx sacks talked with solar energy experts. alyx what trends are they seeing in central iowa?
numbers are up here too iowa energy center says in iowa solar energy has seen the most growth in rural regions and has been particularly tied to the agricultural industry. experts say farms are seen as the ideal location for solar panels because of high energy bills associated with raising livestock and grain drying. iowa energy center says the increase is also evident in the amount of interest in their financial assistance programs. in its first 17 years the alternate energy revolving loan program handed out 26 loans for solar projects. in just the last 2.5 years, they have done that seven times over and have assisted with 188 loans. >> the price of the solar energy installation has dropped between 60% and a 70% in the last five years. that drop in price combined with the lucrative tax incentives that are available as well as the 0% financing that the energy center offers all make the economics of the project much more attractive. alyx: coming up next one local
solar panels are located on homes and businesses. how that could impact green energy growth. that story at 5:30. elizabeth? elizabeth: and the winner is. coming up the 88th annual academy awards. the big winners and a controversy surrounding one of the nominee's gifts. eric: hawkeye heartbreak. another loss for iowa. see how ohio state was able to pull off the upset. elizabeth: plus, extra day extra savings. we'll tell you where you can fill up your gas tank for under a dollar a gallon today only. eric: shannon is taking a look at the traffic. shaina: nothing at all. we are going to get back to those mobile speed units after we take a look outside. this is the east mixmaster. i
>> 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. eric: welcome back. it is 5:12. the warm temperatures lately could mean the end of ski season in boone. hundreds hit the slopes at 7:00 -- at seven oaks recreation this weekend, but unless it snows this week this may have been their last chance. seven oaks opened five weeks late this year due to a rainy december. on tuesday, they'll announce on facebook if the slopes will be open next weekend. a lot of people trying to squeeze in an extra one or two -- an extra run or two. metinka: it looks more like spring and winter. a few clouds rolling in.
it is good to start out to be a warm wind. by noon, will hit our high near 55 degrees. cooler to the north. clouds will be rolling in. with those clouds, some snow will be in the forecast, mainly overnight. most of the a q elation should be across the northern part of the state. -- most of the accumulation should be across the northern part of the state. shaina: thanks metinka. right now some of hollywood's best have a new decoration for their shelves. last night were the 88th annual academy awards. mad max fury road took home the -- tacoma six officers the most of any film. but it was spotlight that won the big award for best picture. leonardo dicaprio took home the award for best actor for his role in revenant. and brie larson won best actress for room. we'll show you some of the best moments from the night coming up later on in the show. and some conflict right now over one of the gifts included in the oscars gift bag.
will receive a $900 toilet paper dispenser, $300 personalized m&ms and a $55,000 10-day trip to israel. some of the actors and actresses receiving the trip say they won't accept it, given the recent clashes between israel and palestine. the israeli minister of tourism says the gift is intended to boost the country's struggling tourism numbers not as propaganda. eric: sports news now the iowa hawkeyes have been struggling as they have lost four out of their last five games and that is not how you want to go into the post-season. the hawks were on the road at unranked ohio state yesterday. it was a tight game from the start and going into halftime the hawkeyes trailed the buckeyes by five. mike gesell and jarrod uthoff led the team in scoring with 16 apiece. but that wasn't enough to take down ohio state. in the closing seconds the buckeyes increased their lead to four winning 68 to 64. there are just two games left in the regular season iowa is at
night at 8:00 p.m. on espn. and saturday they're on the road at michigan. the big ten tournament starts a week from wednesday. up in ames tonight, iowa state fans will honor their seniors. abdel nader will be running out at hilton. the cyclones are coming off a win over kansas state this weekend, and they'll host oklahoma state tonight. tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. on espn u. the clones will close out their a road game against kansas. the big 12 tournament starts a week from wednesday. the madness officially begins this week with arch madness in st. louis. the 10 missouri valley conference teams will square off to fight for the championship. drake is the tenth seed out of 10 teams and therefore has to play a play-in game thursday night against missouri state. wichita state is the one seed and uni is the 4 seed. the panthers will face southern illinois in the quarterfinals friday. elizabeth: here in the metro it's tournament time for high
from around the state. today it is class 1a and 2a quarterfinals at wells fargo arena. here's a look at the matchups. at 10:00 a.m., it is turkey valley and mount ayr. the rest of the 1a quarterfinals follow that. and most of the 2a quarterfinals take place today as well , wrapping up with unity christian and west branch at 8:30 tonight. we want to say good luck to all of today's teams. one team you won't see in the state tournament this year the dowling catholic maroons. we told you last week their long-time co-coaches sharon and bob hanson are retiring after 46 years. now we're hearing from the hansons for the first time since their retirement announcement. they say they just knew it was time to move on. >> 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 is a few seniors we wanted to see graduate. >> it is sad. i just wonder six months from
it like crazy. see what we are going to have to do. maybe we will coaches some little boys team are little girls team. elizabeth: we wish the hanson's happiness in their retirement. eric: birthdays are always special but perhaps even more so if they only come once every four years. earl nielson and jane tiggeman are twins born on leap day february 29. , celebrating a day early in waukee they blew out the candles for their 76th birthday but in leap years that makes them only 19. they are still kids. earl and jane grew up in redfield and are known to be double trouble. >> since our birthday is only 4 years. he decided to celebrate four days. he started friday saturday today -- friday, saturday, today. one more day left. >> it's working good. [laughter] eric: the two celebrated their birthday with family members this weekend saying it's great
with special people. elizabeth: economic headlines now wall street will look to start the week stronger after mixed numbers friday. the dow closed down about 57 points. the nasdaq was up about 8. and the s&p 500 fell more than 3. a cyber hack into the irs is worse than initially thought. scammers reportedly gained access to more than 700,000 accounts more than double what , was previously estimated. the information stolen includes data that could be used to file a false tax return and collect a refund. the irs is notifying affected tax payers. mercedes benz is swapping out robots for humans on its assembly lines. the german automaker says the robots can't handle the complexity of some of its customizable options. mercedes benz processes churns out more than 400,000 vehicles a year. eric: this morning kioa and kum and go are teaming up to help you fill up your tank for cheap. as part of a leap day
show's maxwell and pam are broadcasting live from the kum and go in johnston this morning. north of 35/80. drivers can stop by and fill up for just $.93 a gallon between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. it starts in 40 minutes from now. kum and go will also hand out free samples of their breakfast pizza. you will be able to get some good gas for cheap. elizabeth: it will be a popular spot. if you want to fill up metinka, you will probably need a jacket. metinka: it is starting off a little cool but it will be a nice day. heading for 55 but highs will be that close at noon. the wind will be shifting. behind at this wind shift, snow is on the way. by 6:00 p.m., snow showers will be flying across the northern tier. drifting into the central part of the state i 10:00 p.m. here in des moines, we will be on the edge of this. this will continue right through
hours on tuesday. by 2:00, the snow begins to move out. we get some quieter weather in here for tuesday. even wednesday is looking quiet. thursday, we have a chance for a couple sprinkles by 10:00 a.m. even a chance for snow across northeast iowa, wednesday night into early on thursday. that will be heading out between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.. there are expected accumulations. at this point, we are expecting two to four inches along highway 20. that is going to be combined with a lot of wind overnight. it is going to be very tricky to the north and northeast. winter weather advisory. right now, it is all quite. wedding for this system to arrive. temps will be warm behind it tomorrow.
we are going to need some winter coats as we head toward tuesday. you will need a jacket. that breeze will be dragging in warmer air initially. heading for 55. temperatures will start to fall. a little snow on the way tonight here to for central iowa, more to the northeast. be careful overnight if you're going to be traveling in north iowa. a good chance for a few flakes on thursday. the weekend? gorgeous weather returns. eric: thanks. elizabeth: let's see how the morning commute is shaping up. shaina: shaping up well. there are not too many people out on the roads. it is going to be billable days so that means the roads are pretty dry. here are your mobile speed units -- it is going to be a beautiful
washington, d.c., eric: welcome back to kcci. this morning, vice president joe biden is headed back to washington, d.c., after a night of glitz and glamour at the oscars. elizabeth: nikole killion joins us live from washington. and nikole, the vice president introduced lady gaga. nikole: pretty impressive stuff. you do not see that often. he got a standing ovation as he took the stage on one of hollywood's biggest nights. the vp was there as part of the "it is on us" campaign to address the issue of sexual
a pledge promising to intervene in situations where consent has not and cannot be given. he then handed it off to lady gaga who performed her song til it happens to you about sexual assault. the vice president documented his night with the stars on his instagram account including a behind-the-scenes prep pic with the hashtag its on us. the president and vice president launched the campaign in 2014. eric: and nikole, speaking of behind the scenes we understand the veep had a run-in with host chris rock. what happened there? nikole: rock had his daughter and her girl scout troop sell cookies during the show. his daughter along with the entire troop. apparently the vp bought a few boxes as the host tweeted out a video backstage saying biden gave him $20 for cookies. no word which ones he purchased, but we can tell you the girl
let's of then men's handed out. that's a lot of thin mints handed out -- a lot of thin mints handed out. elizabeth: nikole, the vice president's wife dr. jill biden accompanied him on this trip and she has another exciting stop later this week. what's she up to? this coming wednesday for something pretty monumental. she's there to welcome home astronaut scott kelly who has spent the past year in space -- in space. she will be there in houston. eric: nikole killion, live in washington for us. we've got more stories just ahead on kcci. including a late night shooting. the incident that sent one man to the hospital. plus we'll tell you the two men authorities are searching for. after escaping from an central iowa correctional facility.
and a major road closure i elizabeth: right now on kcci, late night shooting. the investigation police are conducting right now. what we know about the incident that sent one person to the hospital. alyx: the number of home owners switching to solar energy is up in iowa. now, the road block that could be popping up for those looking to make the switch. >> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader.
morning. >> and the oscar goes to -- spotlight. eric: the results are in. who won and who fell short. plus, who was best dressed, and the uproar over the lack of diversity from last night. good monday morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: and i'm elizabeth klinge, along with shaina and metinka this morning. hopefully people can make the most of their extra day. metinka: it does look really good today. we are headed for a warm day and then change will be in the air by this evening. 34 in des moines, it is dry and we have a couple clouds rolling in. warming up to 55 but highs will be set pretty early. clouds will be rolling in this afternoon, the wind will be shifting back to the north, and
forecast across northern and northeast iowa. eric: new this morning, one person is in the hospital after a late night shooting. des moines police were called to the 1400 block of east 17th court just after 10:00 last night. they found one victim with injuries, who was then taken to iowa methodist. the victim's condition is not known at this time. police are still investigating the shooting. testimony will continue today in the alexander fazzino murder trial. the former boone man is charged with first degree murder in the 2012 death of his wife emily. friday, jurors learned more about emily's injuries. fazzino told police he found his wife submerged in a bathtub. the doctor who performed the autopsy said she had bruises on her forehead, arm, thigh and neck. he also testified saying she had bruising on the inside of her throat, which could be from strangulation. elizabeth: more big stories officials are searching for two , 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
charges. foley is serving a 27 year sentence also for drug related charges. if you see them, or know anything about their whereabouts you are asked to call 911. a boil advisory this morning in jasper county. the city administrator in prairie city says the water tower lost pressure over the weekend. some homes were left without water. city leaders say this is a precautionary measure. the boil advisory is in effect until testing is complete on tuesday. a travel advisory for a major metro road this morning. residents in johnston and grimes should expect some detours. 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. eric: with three confirmed cases of the zika virus in iowa, experts say we should be
from panic mode. >> i would be very surprised if it got established in the continental us but there is that chance. eric: state epidemiologist patricia quinlisk says the three unidentified women traveled to the caribbean or south america. pregnant women are told to think carefully about going to puerto rico virgin islands, , carribean, central and parts of south america. while zika can be transmitted sexually, it's primarily spread by mosquito bites. zika has been linked to birth defects including infants with small heads. elizabeth:shaina: right now, an american student being detained in north korea is apologizing for trying to steal a political banner. 21-year-old otto warmbier was presented before the media today, saying he wanted the banner as a trophy to give to the mother of a friend. north korea announced late last month that they had arrested the university of virginia underground. -- undergrad. and the death toll from two market bombings in baghdad has climbed to 73.
critically wounded died overnight while another 112 people remain in the hospital. at least five people are still missing after the blast ripped through the crowded market. in virginia, an army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon, has been arrested and charged in the death of a police officer. ronald hamilton is being held without bond for fatally shooting officer ashley guindon on her first day on the job, and wounding two other officers. police say hamilton also fatally shot his wife before police arrived. their 11-year-old son was home at the time of the shootings. elizabeth: solar energy is on the rise among iowa households, and the city of west des moines is drafting its first ordinance that would dictate where the panels could be located on homes and businesses. kcci's alyx sacks is following this story this morning. alyx: elizabeth, the number of residents using solar in iowa, has more than doubled in three years. we met with energy experts who says the new ordinances could
>> for a lot of people, they need to put solar on the south side of the house, and in a lot of cases it is the front of the house. so it is very visible and if it cannot go there then it isn't feasible for them to do. alyx: brad duggan with iowa solar energy trade association says he hopes west des moines doesn't do anything that would restrictive enough to actually prevent a lot of people from adopting solar. rate now, the top four counties in iowa for solar are lynn, washington, winneshiek, and dubuque. each of those counties having more than 100 installations. duggan says those communities have not reported issues with the visibility of solar. coming up next, just how much money has been invested into the future of solar energy here in iowa. that story at 6:00. eric: thank you. if you use solar energy, you need the sun. metinka: we will start out with sunshine but by the afternoon, the clouds will be moving back in. 34 degrees in des moines, 33 in ames.
moines, warmer to the south and cooler to the north. a cold front is moving through southern minnesota that has it sights set on iowa. snow will be following overnight, mainly to the north and northeast of the metro, and that will last through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. it will feel like winter, blustery and much colder. elizabeth: taking a look at the kcci day planner, girls state basketball tips off today at wells fargo arena. tournament play starts this morning at 10:00 with class 1a. and class 2a starts at 5:00. then tonight, iowa state wraps up their home season. they will take on the oklahoma state cowboys tonight at hilton. that game will be live on espnu at 6:00. eric: a new coffee shop between ames and des moines is making it clear their real purpose has nothing to do with coffee. freedom blend coffee is the first of several shops being built around iowa to give kids a second chance.
huxley, where experience for workers 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. still to come on kcci, hollywood's biggest night brought out all the stars. >>elizabeth: and the winner is -- we'll recap sunday night's oscars with the big winners. plus, we'll show you the best and worst dressed, and we'll tell you why we got all dolled
just ahead when >> 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, it is a great start to the new week. 34 now in des moines but we have a bit of a breeze coming in from the southwest at 12, making it feel a little cooler. you still need the jackets and maybe the gloves if you are getting an early start. boosting our highs into the 50's today. the afternoon not quite as nice as the morning. clouds will be rolling in, the wind will shift to the north, and the north wind will drag in some snow overnight, mainly across northern iowa. more snow is in the forecast as we head to thursday.
elizabeth: finally. after many nominations, leonardo dicaprio has won his first oscar for best actor. hollywood's best and brightest stars gathered last night for the 88th academy awards. shaina: and after his big win, leo took his gold statue to the governor's ball while other stars hit the red carpet at elton john's glitzy aids fundraiser. teri okita has your full oscars wrap-up from hollywood. teri: the curse was finally broken for leonardo dicaprio last night, who finally took home the best actor oscar for his role in "the revenant." leonardo: it all feels incredibly surreal. teri: brie larson also picked up a golden statue for her performance in "room." brie: i feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy. teri: when the curtain fell on the big show, the stars made their way to the governor's ball to toast to the night. >> we worked so hard on this
>> is hollywood racist? you are dam right hollywood is racist. teri: many praised host and comedian chris rock, who pushed the envelope in addressing the oscars-so-white controversy. >> chris rock is an amazing performer and person and it needed to happen. teri: superstar elton john used his annual after-party to raise awareness for hiv and aids. sir elton: we've made a lot of progress in the last 30 years but we have not made enough progress yet. teri: the parties also give celebrities a chance to meet for the first time, and yes, they, too, get starstruck. >> oh, i do. listen, if i walked into leonardo dicaprio right now, i don't know what i would do. teri: fashion stylist carson kressley got a big surprise as he looked over the guest list. carson: gene simmons from kiss. teri: he's right behind you. carson: oh, my god, i was just talking about you. gene: i heard. carson: you're one of my faves. gene: can i touch you? carson: i wish you would. teri: the glitz and glamour was not lost on tinseltown's biggest night, as celebs showed off their styles and awards into the early hours. teri okita, cbs news, hollywood. shaina: the vanity fair party always draws a-listers to the event. jennifer lawrence, selena
there, and gwen stefani performed. eric: it is always fun to see celebrities get starstruck. some of the other big winners from last night, "spotlight" won best picture and original screenplay. best animated feature film went to "inside out." that was a popular one. leonardo's film "the revenant" took home best cinematography and directing. "mad max, fury road" took home the most awards, winning six of their 10 nominations, including best costume design, and makeup and hairstyling. elizabeth: there was so much crazy stuff going on. shaina: and of course, we have to talk about the fashion. hollywood's biggest names got gland up for the oscars. best actress brie larson, sofia vergara and cate blanchett all owned the red carpet in shades of blue. rachel mcadams and charlize theron were stunning in bold colors as well with plunging necklines, low backs and high slits.
pantsuit. whoopi goldberg was there as well and she channeled old hollywood in a black gown. critics knocked fashion veterans heidi klum and kate winslet, though, saying they failed to impress. for the men, henry cavill and eddie redmayne mixed it up with some velvet jackets. dapper fellows. elizabeth: we actually all got dressed up this weekend as well for the greater des moines heart ball on saturday. eric and i emceed the fundraiser for the american heart association. eric: and it was a record breaking year. we helped raise more than $400,000 that saturday night. that's more than $80,000 above their goal. that means more education about heart health and more equipment to help people who have heart attacks. the huge crowd, more than 800 showed up. elizabeth: a lot of generosity in that crowd. shaina: we'll take a live look outside this morning.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning, your leap day is turning out just fine, 34 degrees. clouds will be rolling in today and we are headed for a wind shift. highs will be decent in the 50's , but this afternoon the temperatures will be falling like a rock. by 6:00 p.m., some snow flakes will be flying across the northern to two years -- two t iers of iowa counties. the snow heads out and by 2:00 a.m. it will be across far east iowa, leaving behind just a couple of flurries. by wednesday evening, we get to
raindrops turning into snow over the northern part of the state, lasting too early thursday morning before heading out. we are expecting light accumulations for central iowa but decent accumulations to the north. along highway 20, two to four inches are possible. the winter weather advisory goes into effect at x :00 p.m. this evening either side of highway 20 -- at 6:00 p.m. this evening either side of highway 20. once the cold front moves in, the wind will shift and temperatures will tumble. until then it is going to be a decent day, headed for 55 today. tomorrow, highs back in the 20's and 30's. 34 degrees in des moines with a brisk wind from the southwest. 55 the high temperature will
falling later. could end up with a half an inch or less of snow in central iowa and an inch or more to the east and north. another warm-up for the weekend. elizabeth: just in time for the weekend. eric: there is another state tournament coming into town, the girls tournament. shaina: it is that time of year. right at the moment, we do not have too many people out there so you will not run into any issues. there are five mobile speed units, 4400 park avenue, 5900 university avenue, 2300 hull avenue, 46 plays, and 23rd avenue.
dominating the box elizabeth: on the health alert, dentists at the university of louisville report a link between gum disease bacteria and esophageal cancer. doctors say 61% of cancer patients in their study also had p-gingivalis. researchers hope the bacteria may one day be used to help detect the deadly cancer. and the team behind a landmark uterus transplant is expected to share details of the historic operation this week. the 26-year-old patient is reportedly in stable condition. the transplanted uterus came from a deceased organ donor. the operation at the cleveland clinic last wednesday is the first of its kind in u.s. medical history. and doctors in canada say a new drug that would be the first to target huntington's disease, has proven safe and effective in lab mice and other animals.
genetic disease that causes uncontrolled movements. eric: at the box office this weekend, ryan reynold's sarcastic anti-hero "deadpool" had the highest box office ticket-take for a third straight weekend. the comic book film raked in $31.5 million domestically, making it the number three all-time r-rated movie. action film "gods of egypt" managed to earn $14 million in its openeing weekend for second place. and "kung fu panda 3" is still kicking. the animated kids' film came in third with $9 million in ticket sales. coming up today on "ellen," she announces her trunk of dreams road trip. ellen surprises two audience members to play a fun game called junk in your trunk. plus, robin roberts catches up on life with ellen. and ellen's crew is hitting the red carpet at the academy awards, so they'll have word on the good, the funny and the fancy. this monday, ellen's got all the news right here on kcci at 4:00. we've got more great tv tonight in primetime.
"supergirl," "scorpion," and "ncis los angeles" starting at 7:00. all followed by kcci 8 news at 10:00. then stay tuned for "the late show" and "late late show." elizabeth: kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news. here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. alyx: millions of dollars have been invested into it. now there is more solar installations in the state then ever before. shaina: i will take you to virginia with the latest on the tragic murder of a police officer on her first day on the job. metinka: after a springlike weekend, could snow really be back in the forecast? elizabeth: the time is now 5:57. this is i-235 at mlk parkway.
>> you're watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: right now it's 6:00 overnight shooting. police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospal. 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 especially. welcome back and thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: it is now 6:00 on monday, deborah 29th, league day. -- february 29, league day. desk leap -- leap day. metinka: we have some clouds rolling in from the north and the breezes coming from the southwest, but that is going to be changing, switching back to the north and dragging in snow overnight.
effect from 6:00 this evening until 8:00 tomorrow morning. blowing snow is a concern overnight. 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 victims current condition, as well as any information about a possible suspect. you can stick with kcci throughout the day for up to. -- 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. amodeo is serving a 10 year sentence on drug related charges. foley is serving a 27 year sentence, also for drug related charges. if you see them, or know where they might be, call police. elizabeth: in winneshiek county, the murder trial of alexander fazzino continues today. fazzino is charged with first degree murder in the 2012 death