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>> when she was over there she seemed like she was a really nice person. i never had no problems with her. kim: authorities say it took nearly 2 years to interview medical experts, witnesses and track tucker down. she was arrested in utah in december, and moves to the wapello county jail this month. letters tucker wrote to a judge read, " i have not killed anyone nor harmed. i would like to know why this is going on." kim: you believe you have the right woman behind bars charged with the appropriate offense? >> correct. we would not file the charges or pursue the prosecution if we did not believe that. kim: authorities do not think that tucker went to utah just to avoid arrest, but instead to be with her boyfriend where he lived. yesterday authorities filed a charge of child endangerment resulting in death in addition to her first-degree murder charge.
tonight of a chase in urbandale. it happened last night when an officer tried to stop the driver. two minutes later the car crashed into a dart bus. no one was injured. 23-year-old zachary senger of wisconsin is now charged with eluding and owi. here's some new video of another chase and crash in urbandale. it started after an officer attempted to pull over a van for a seat belt violation. it ended at 84th and meredith where the van crashed into a , garage. 2 people are now in custody, the driver, conor forest and a passenger kody murray, who was , injured in the crash. stacey: a convicted sex offender is back in custody. held without bond at the polk county jail. clouse failed to return to the fort des moines work release facility last week. u.s. marshals tracked him down wednesday at a home in des moines. new at 5:00, more than 100 the statehouse this afternoon. they were there in opposition of the proposed bakken pipeline. the protestors say the pipeline
destroy farmland. organizers attempted to deliver a letter to the governor. there were also 50 people there who support the pipeline at this event. also at the statehouse house , lawmakers are proposing legislation that would reinforce a gun owner's access to weapons -- state of emergency. official could prohibit or disaster. critics of the bill say it is unnecessary. steve: new at 5:00 former state , dci agent, larry hedlund, is now asking the iowa supreme court for help. hedlund would like the supreme court to allow his wrongful termination lawsuit to proceed. hedlund says he was fired in 2013 after complaining to superiors that governor branstad's speeding vehicle was not pulled over. the iowa department of public safety says hedlund was fired for insubordination. noah 5:00 a new cnn poll shows , bernie sander's continues to surge in iowa. he now leads hillary clinton by
-- points. clinton isn't taking any chances she is continuing to campaign across the state. this morning she spoke to supporters at simpson college in indianola, about why it's important to caucus, not just for her, but for any democrat. she also took some time to take a jab at sanders. hillary clinton senator sanders : doesn't talk much about foreign policy, but when he does it raises concerns because sometimes it can sound like he has not really thought it through. for example he suggested that we invite iranian troops into syria. that is like asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. steve: earlier this week, we ask hillary clinton to meet informally -- asked hillary clinton to meet informally with a group of iowa women, to answer their questions. our chief political reporter, cynthia fodor, is live with a kcci exclusive. cynthia: hillary clinton seemed excited to step back from the podium and into a living room with 7 women, some who support her and some who are undecided. hillary clinton you're so nice : to do this.
invite the girls over to meet the woman who's trying to be the first female president. >> this is a little evil eye to protects you against any spirit. hillary clinton: thank you. cynthia: and hillary clinton made good use of her time here at the wannamaker's home in waukee to make >> friends -- quick friends. and to focus on issues iowans are interested in national security, terrorism, working with congress and what all busy women want to know -- >> the question is simple,what keeps you going? hillary clinton it's not easy, : it's exhausting, challenging. my friends say i have a responsibility gene. which someone times gets in the way -- sometimes gets in that way, because i feel such a responsibility towards things and people. i mean vitamins, exercise, yoga,all helps too.
interested in clinton's plans to improve education which she is , passionate about. hillary clinton we have to start : at the beginning, first 5 years of life are so critical as to whether or not children will succeed in schooling. cynthia: clinton so enjoyed hanging out with the girls, she stayed twice as long as scheduled, posed for pictures, and invited them all to do it again. hillary clinton maybe if i'm : fortunate to be nominee we can do it again. >> love it. cynthia: clinton did not seem in a hurry at all, she laughed a lot. did not seem like she was in a hurry, and gave long thoughtful , answers to each of the questions. you can hear more of the chat with clinton on close-up at 10:307 morning after face the nation. stacey: bernie sanders says there is a reason why he is doing so well at the polls. bernie sanders and i think the : reason we are doing well here
why we're closing the gap, nationally is that people understand that in our great country something is fundamentally wrong. stacey: sanders, clinton and , martin o'malley will all be back in des moines on monday. they will take part in a town hall forum at drake university. we will be carrying the event live on our sub-channel 8.3 my des moines starting at 8pm. -- 8:00 p.m.. if you have media con cable, it is channel 109. on the gop side, donald trump continues to lead the pack here in iowa. the latest cnn poll has him at 37%. ted cruz is at 26%. marco rubio 14%. doctor ben carson at 6%. carson resumed his campaign scheduled today -- schedule today following the death of a campaign volunteer. braden joplin was killed tuesday when the van he was in went out of control on an icy interstate 80 near atlantic. steve: after a couple dreary days the sun came out today. so curtis, does a little warm-up
kurtis: of 20's with sunshine commit elegant heatwave -- it felt like a heatwave. be temperatures will hold in the 20's, and eventually we will see cloud cover move in. a little better chance of light snow towards the minnesota border. 7:00 a.m., 19. by noon, 23 degrees. for the weekend. temperatures on saturday will cruise up to 30. sunday, 36 degrees. a little bit of a cool down early next week. we ramped back up -- ramp backup. one of the computer models is showing one of the bigger snowfall models, maybe three feet of snow in parts of the d.c. in baltimore area, as i --
we will take a look at that system and the week ahead coming up in the 8 day forecast. steve: after seeing the snow totals, to say the least, that storm could cripple much of the east. stacey: some areas could get as much as 2 feet of snow. craig boswell shows us how residents are getting ready. craig going -- craig: hundreds of salt trucks and snow plows are getting ready for a blizzard in washington, dc. up to 20 inches of snow is forecasted to blanket the dc metro area. mayor muriel bowser warns this is an extremely large storm that will last for 36 hours. >> unless you absolutely have to be out tomorrow afternoon residents and commuters should , get home as early as possible on friday. craig residents are stocking up : ahead of the storm. >> they are running out of lots and lots of things. greg: district officials say they are pretreating side and main roads ahead of the storms,
-- want the plows in place. roads ice over, leading to hundreds of accident area the president's motorcade even got stuck in the nightmare. but dc's mayor is getting ahead of this next storm. she's already closed schools friday. and she declared a state of emergency, as did maryland, virginia, and pennsylvania. >> more than 50 million people will be affected by the snow event alone. greg parts of new york and new : jersey are under a blizzard watch. bulldozers are building sand dunes along the coast to protect against storm surge. craig boswell, cbs news, washington. stacey: so far two people have died in weather-related crashes in north carolina. steve: historic hearing -- still to come why man who could become the next secretary of the army, is now making headlines. stacey: and frozen pants. , the one-of-a-kind artwork
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britain in it was at his 2000. hotel in where he met two 2006 russian comrades for tea, they allegedly slipped a radioactive poison into his drink. new at 5:00 in washington, a , hearing today for the man president obama nominated to become secretary of the army. steve: if he's confirmed eric fanning will become the first openly gay secretary of a branch of the u.s. military. jamie yuccas has the story. jamie eric fanning appeared : before the senate armed services committee, which is considering his nomination to become army secretary. fanning said his highest priority is the more than one million active guard and reserve soldiers. >> specifically, making sure they are ready. which means ensuring they are resilient, fully trained and properly equipped. jamie one of the most pressing : threats is the growth of isis fighters. on that, committee chairman senator john mccain had a simple question. john mccain are we winning? :>> mr. chairman, it's too early to tell. we clearly are putting a lot of pressure on isis, but they're also showing they can put
a great deal of work needs to be done. i do believe it's a long fight. jamie he also expressed concern : about the size of the u.s. army. two years ago we did not have isil, we didn't have russia, as provocative as it is. so, i am concerned. it is preventing us from doing a number of things we want to do to the army to keep it readier, and to keep it whole. jamie fanning had previously : served in many high level positions in the pentagon, including chief of staff to the secretary of defense and under , secretary of the air force. if confirmed by the full senate, he will make history as the first openly gay secretary of a u.s. military branch. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. steve: new at 5:00 a former u.s. , marine, just released from an prison in iran, is now back home in michigan. 32-year-old amir hekmati was convicted of spying by an iranian court. he was sentenced to death back in hekmati was part of the 2012. recent prisoner-swap with iran. he spent a little more than four years behind bars there. after a big tumble yesterday
,today the dow jones industrial average closing up more than 100 points. the nasdaq and s&p also sell some gains -- saw some gains. this comes a day after a sharp decline triggered by a slump oil prices. stacey: drivers, watch out for potholes. the city of des moines is noticing them earlier this year. up to six crews can be scheduled at a time to temporarily fill those potholes. they will use cold asphalt until the temperatures are warm enough to use the hot stuff. a warmer-than-usual winter is to blame for the bumps on our -- those roads. steve: let's hope the temperatures don't go into a pothole. kurtis: they are going up. the general trend is for a warm-up. today felt nice. beautiful shot from jefferson, our school net webcam. we are at 26, topped out at 28, wind chill 19.
on and off flurries down in southern iowa, not widespread. union county, down to the southwest, a few flurries. down towards the missouri border, a flurry or two. as the night goes on, light snow into northern iowa. 20 degrees. overnight in the metro we could get light snow. it looks like it will be around a trace amount. if you more clouds tomorrow. we broke free to sunshine today. temperatures will be a little bit cooler. we will see some low 20's by the noon hour. here is the system spinning south, look to the north, a little bit of snow, minnesota and south dakota. that big system to the east, light -- right now all of the moisture is down in arkansas, louisiana, and mississippi. it is all warnings for winter storms right now. that is a blizzard warning for washington dc, philadelphia, and a blizzard watch -- this could be one of the biggest storms
locations in the northeast. we will have high pressure cruising on by. it will sink in. there is warmer air out west, i think it will take a little bit of time to get here. we will warm up a bit on saturday with warmer temperatures on sunday. futurecast, a love and :00, there is the light snow in northern iowa. we could get some a accumulation: near the minnesota border. it will drop through around 4:00 or 5:00 a.m.. the clouds hang around tomorrow. they will thin into saturday. on sunday, a couple more clouds moving in. look for partly sunny skies on sunday. temperatures tonight, cruising down to about 19. very light snow moving in. maybe about .75 inches in the metro, a tent at best. tomorrow, 26, mostly cloudy.
near 30 on saturday. sunday will feel good, 36 degrees. the record for the date is 62 back in 9081. we want -- 1981. we will take what we can get. monday we could see light snow. the rest of the week looks dry with a more considerable warming trend next friday, near 40. steve: just one small thing to tell you about traffic. i 80 eastbound, disabled vehicle on the right shoulder. traffic looks fantastic across the des moines area. here are the drive times, to the mix master, six minutes to the east. stacey: problems with mail service in the metro might be part of a bigger problem. we have gotten a wave of comments from people saying they have had mail issues in the west des moines area. rose: i will tally what we are finding out today.
we are answering all of your caucus related questions. coming up at 6:00, we start with where to go, and what you might need to double check your location. >> a couple of classic games on deck. the iowa hawkeyes play at rutgers tonight. the cyclones prepare for a trip to tcu in fort worth. >> coming up, a foot of snow, maybe more, bracing for an epic winter storm in east.
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world for long, but this baby born this week in phoenix has quite the story to tell, if she could talk. little miracle joy is the 3rd generation of girls born into her family, on the exact same day, january 18. what are the odds? experts say it's not as uncommon as you may think. but they are still considerable . the odds -- more than 130,000-1. stacey: in minnesota, some residents are getting creative in the cold weather. frozen jeans and other clothing are appearing in yards as sculptures. residents say the theme of this art, it's so cold, minnesotans are freezing their pants off. steve: i like that. we are back next with a final check on your forecast. no frozen pants.
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stacey: firefighters are honoring a second-grader for keeping calm when a fire broke out at her home. a grease fire broke out an apartment on january 8. cloie taylor lives three doors down. she said she knew what to do, alerting her mother and brother so they could get out safely. the fire chief says that is why it is important for firefighters to go to schools and go over safety tips with children. the firefighters say it is also a good idea for
families to hold fire drills at home. kurtis: it looks ok out there. there could be a trace of snow late tonight, maybe near the