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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  February 24, 2016 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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>> the most watched news at noon in central iowa, this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon. >> i tell you what. for 30 seconds it was like a nightmare. >> and it was just so sudden. no warnings. mollie: people in the carolinas are bracing for a dose of the severe weather that slammed the gulf states one day ago. good afternoon. at least three people were killed and dozens hospitalized after tornadoes ripped across towns from mississippi to florida. kenneth craig has the very latest from atlanta. kenneth: four homes are leveled on this block in pensacola,
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tornado hit tuesday night. this couple rode out the storm in a closet. >> and i just pushed her in and i went in behind her. when she went down there is glass all over the floor. >> just something you never want to imagine going through, ever. kenneth: despite all the damage, no major injuries are reported in pensacola. in convent, louisiana crews are searching for additional victims in this trailer park. at least two people are dead and dozens injured after a tornado sent mobile homes flying. >> there are family member calling in that have not made contact with loved ones. kenneth: another twister blew the roof off this gym in praireville. >> they had about 35 people here, working employees and people just working out and about 8 kids in the daycare , so definitely a scary situation. kenneth: forecasters expect the nasty weather to move north.
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tornadoes are in the forecast for the carolinas. mollie: let's check in with jason who is the following those storms on radar all morning. jason: pretty impressive stuff the radar. more near coastal north carolina , but you can see a secondary line of strong to severe storms making the way to her charlotte. definitely something to keep your eye on as they had throughout their day and we could be watching another very dangerous day unfold. yesterday down along the gulf coast, they saw 35 tornadoes. that system continues to push eastward. our weather is a little more tranquil. we have strong wind out there
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clouds to go along with that, you can see any precipitation off to the east with a chance at some light snow off to the northwest. other than that, not a bad day. 41 degrees by 4:00, we stay cloudy into the evening. i have a look at a much warmer and sunny forecast, coming up. mollie: we're learning more about a shooting last night in a des moines elementary school parking lot. it happened at park avenue elementary on southwest 9th street. police tell us that 18-year-old darrius colter was shot in the leg, and went to a nearby house for help. police say at first, colter was uncooperative but later admitted to being in the parking lot to buy pot. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. police say they're still looking 2 suspects they believe were involved in the incident. no arrests have been made. new at noon, stocks opened sharply lower yet again this morning on wall street.
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companies. while that's bad news for investments, there is a silver lining. gas prices should remain low for weeks to come. the price of oil sank 4% to 30 -- a barrel. $30right now, the dow is down 120 -- 128 points. with the help of a popular local retail store, an iowa author is addressing water quality in the hawkeye state in her latest book. jennifer wilson's new novel water hits raygun book stands tomorrow. the fictional story follows the journey of a journalist who uncovers the complexities of the water quality controversy. with no antagonist and the voices of characters from farmers to ag experts. wilson says she hopes to make the perplex topic easier to digest. >> i think that you'll find that it's really a sort of easy gateway drug into a bigger issue that is complex and can be confusing, but once you know a
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arguments within the points it will be easier to follow the news and really keep updated on what's happening and be part of the solution. mollie: the book costs $15. and raygun will host a release party with author signing thursday night from 5:00 to 7:00. iowa water quality and nitrate management will be the subject of this week's close up. we'll talk to experts from both sides of the debate. look for that this sunday morning at right after face the 10:30 nation. former cyclone coach has a new job former -- joining former hawkeye standout in fayetteville. he will join the school's football program and -- as defensive back coach. turning to commitment 2016 news, donald trump is on a roll after his big win in nevada. adding to his victories in new hampshire and south carolina. but his challengers say the race is just heating up.
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the billionaire businessman. mark albert has more details from washington. >> we love nevada, we love nevada. thank you. mark: donald trump scored a huge victory in the nevada caucuses tuesday night. >> we won the evangelicals, we won with young, we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. mark: he even won a group the pundits said wasn't possible. >> 46% with the hispanics. 46%. number one with the hispanics. mark: marco rubio and ted cruz are downplaying the results from last night's caucuses. each claims they're the only one who can be trumped, -- can beat trump and both agree there's , still time to take him down. >> i think it's important to take a deep breath here. first of all, the republican nomination is decided by delegates. it's over 1,200 delegates you need to have, we're nowhere even near that number. mark: trump has won 81 delegates so far with rubio and cruz at 17 each. all eyes are now on next week's
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at stake. >> i cannot wait to get home to the great state of texas. mark: texas has become a must-win state for ted cruz if the senator hopes to remain a viable alternative to trump. >> it is our duty as texas conservatives to appoint a leader we can trust. mark: wednesday, he picked up the endorsement of texas governor greg abbott. mark albert for cbs news, the white house. mollie: the gop candidates will debate in houston, tomorrow night. concerns about the zika virus are on the rise. today lawmakers on capitol hill are hearing from top health officials about the federal response to the virus. this comes as 14 cases are being investigated regarding infections that may have been spread through sex. no survivors after a twin-engine plane carrying 23 people crashed into a mountain in central nepal. the plane had taken off in bad weather for a flight that was only supposed to take 18
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a virginia teenager survived after being hit by a train yesterday morning. police say matthew bonhome was late for school and took a short cut across the tracks. the teen admits he was wearing headphones and did not hear the train. he says the last thing he remembers was suddenly finding himself under the train and being dragged. his parents say they couldn't believe it when they got the news. >> they say your son was hit by a train. i said what? jesus. the next thing i know they said you can talk with him and i said thank god. mollie: mathieu suffered severe scrapes on his legs, back and torso but is expected to make a full recovery. many parents and educators are resigned to the idea that homework is just part of learning and succeeding at school. but when does it become too much? jamie yuccas explores the great
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jamie: frania corniel's living room is now set up as a classroom. two years ago the new yorker started homeschooling her sons and niece. it was olivia's workload in kindergarten that drove the change. >> every day she had to do reading, phonics, writing word math. >> it was very hard and i didn't like to do homework. jamie when children have too : much homework many argue kids don't have time to be kids. >> you want to help kids to manage their time well. jamie dr. jamie howard is a : clinical psychologist with the child mind institute. she says younger children should get no more than 20 minutes of homework a day. that's in line with the national pta's recommendation of 10 to 20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level after that. by twelfth grade, that's 120 minutes per night. >> their attention span is short and they need to excel at other
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and keeping friends and spending time with their families. jamie corniel agrees with the : time they save on homework, her kids learn life skills. >> they expose themselves to other things. jamie like museums, the park, : swimming and music lessons. so her kids can enjoy being kids. mollie: still ahead, a doctor who has delivered hundreds of babies helps a unique new mom. has created a robot that can hit their use could put millions of
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>> this is iowa's news leader, this is kcci eight news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist jason sydejko. mollie: what's it like for a doctor who normally delivers human babies to deliver a baby gorilla instead? cnn's jeanne moos has more on one doctor's emergency delivery.
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had even the main doctor going ape in that low key british way. >> the most unusual and special exciting delivery i've ever done. jeanne: it's a girl gorilla. the staff at bristol zoo knew the mother wasn't feeling right and then the fetus grew unresponsive. that's when zoo staff called in gynecologist dr. david cahill who's delivered lots of human babies. >> over a thousand. i don't keep count. jeanne: uh huh and how about gorillas? >> one. jeanne: they decided to do an emergency caesarian. >> this was just like any other mother but she had very thick skin and felt very different to the touch. jeanne: things got tense when the two pound 10 ounce newborn came out not breathing. bristol zoo's vet did cpr blowing air into her lungs as , someone else did chest compressions. it worked. there have been other rare gorilla c-sections, for instance, two years ago in san diego a four-point-six-pound
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hat. so far the as yet unnamed bristol zoo infant is being hand raised by staff. she's brought within sight and smell of her mom, but the mother hasn't shown any interest in taking care of her. as for the doctor turned gorilla deliverer. we wondered what did he tell his wife? >> what did i tell you when i got home? >> all in a day's work was the comment. jeanne: the patient is doing very well. while the doctor is getting teased by colleagues for the hairy special delivery. >> ok famous person have your dinner. >> thank you, darling. jeanne: bon appetit. mollie: love happy endings. for the 25th year in a row, the labrador retriever has been named america's most popular dog breed. the american kennel club used information from registration records to determine which breeds are most beloved by their owners. breeders say labs are popular because they are intelligent and family friendly.
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shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs and beagles. there is no doubt left that the robots are coming but a new white house report suggests a much more aggressive trend. the report says that jobs paying less than $20 an hour will eventually be done by automated robots. jobs in the $20 to $40 an hour third but, positions at the high end should see less than 5% the white house says the report emphasizes the need for education and training. no one can take the place of our meteorologist, so it's check back in with jason. jason: that is so nice of you to say. there could be a weather robot out there. it is cloudy outside. we have not seen much sunshine. thankfully, it is relatively comfortable, at least by way of
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we are in the upper 20's to low 30's and the wind has been in where they will stick around for a bit longer. outside, clouds continue to try to push their way out to we have another batch moving in with light snow chances for western portions of the state. you can look at the strong system that has brought the southeast. thankfully that snow from st. louis to detroit, we get a little clip of that and will largely be impacting western portions of the state. we hang onto the clouds. 39 degrees with wind out of the north at 60 miles per hour, temperature to 30 degrees. 41 degrees -- sticking around even into the evening and overnight hours. wind chill gets a little bit frosty, 15 degrees is what you
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temperature, and we will keep that wind relatively strong, tomorrow. as we get that little weak clipper, high-pressure behind it, you can see these black lines. as those get closer together, we increase. we will see sunshine increase, but the wind increases in right. you can see that next batch of light snow pushing to the western edge of the state, or do not expect anything as far as a relation goes how much is a very late amount of snow showers cruising through. clouds do linger into tomorrow, especially into the afternoon, sonata executive sunniest day for us, though we do have sunshine in the forecast. 41 right now for the high today, mid 30's for northern portions of the state, we are down to the mid-20's with chances for feels like temperatures in the teens but i think this is going to
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49 on friday, 61 on saturday, we keep it close on sunday with a slight chance for rain, but after that, we take it down to average. mollie: 60, the temperature keeps going up. it was a broadway hit, a popular movie and now, 50 years later, it is still bringing in the
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cabaret returns to des mollie: that is a tune you will be humming the rest of the day as des moines gets ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary tour of cabaret coming to the civic center. gnosis spenders, today? >> not my kind of outfit. mollie: cabaret is such a classic. >> it is an iconic musical, one of the most iconic musicals of the songwriting team that wrote
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york. this was started as a musical on broadway and was termed into a film that bob fosse made. it was remade on broadway in 1988 and won a tony award for best revival. now it is on broadway again as a revival of a revival. mollie: three new generation -- for a new generation. >> this is a wonderful story about pre-world war ii germany and the fact that they were so ignorant of what was about to happen. what would change their company -- their country forever. it is very allegorical. it is based on a play based on a book by a writer who lived in berlin. it takes place in berlin and is
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some of the action takes place in the kit cat club. some of it also takes place with the two other lead characters. one of the unique things about this production, unlike the original is that the cast members are also members of the orchestra. you will see them playing on stage. they are not in the pit. they are the actual cast members. it is direct from broadway. we haven't iowan in the cast -- we have an island -- an iowan in the cast. she is returning after playing in the broadway production in 1998. mollie: hopefully we can catch up with her, next week. it all starts next week but is here for a limited time. >> it is the normal a performance run. it starts on tuesday, march 1
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performances start at $35. you can go to des moines performing mollie: we assignment -- we have something that just opened last night at the temple. >> it is called the real ish housewives of -- a parody. it is based on the real housewives, but it is the real-ish housewives. tickets are going fast. mollie: it sounds fun. a busy time.
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reporter: "so when you hear, say, one side, saying that they'd like to wait 'til "the next president is in office to appoint a justice, what do you think about that?" justice o'connor: "i don't agree. i think we need somebody there, now,"
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jason: pretty nice day with wind and clouds, but we stay warm. we are back into the 60's with sunshine. mollie: we will celebrate that sunshine. thank you for joining us.
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>> steffy: it's pretty incredible that you grew up in this house. and now you're living here with your new bride, a baby on the way. grandma would be so proud. >> ridge: yeah, and she would be thrilled that you're moving in with us. >> steffy: are you sure that's okay? 'cause i don't -- i don't want to intrude on you and caroline at all. >> ridge: no, no, no. i'm honored, and caroline likes the idea. >> steffy: i just thought i'd be living with liam for the rest of my life. but he's gone, we're not together, and i don't -- i don't want to live there anymore. >> ridge: well, you're where you're supposed to be, and i'm very happy.


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