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slots -- clouds slowly clearing. highs tomorrow in the 50's but that is about where we should be . steve: rumors are swirling about a mountain lion or a coyote in polk city after a small dog is killed in its owner's backyard. stacey: kcci's shaina humphries visited polk city to find out if residents should be worried. >> an animal that was taken from the backyard of a residence overnight, and it was injured and destroyed that night. shaina: police and veterinarians don't know for sure what killed a polk city pet recently because there weren't any eyewitnesses, but they say residents here should be on guard anyway, especially from the more likely predator in the area. >> we've had a lot of concerns about coyotes in polk city. shaina: and for good reason. >> and as populations go up, and we are seeing coyote numbers go up slightly in iowa, they'll move. and you know, polk city is right there, kind of where they're located anyway in those wildlife
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areas. >> well they've cleared a lot of land back there, for these housings, and so i'm guessing they're out of a place so you see quite a few down at parker , you know. shaina: a neighborhood like this is not a natural environment for coyotes so polk city police want residents to do their part, to keep those wandering coyotes from sticking around. >> we do ask you to haze them, which is to yell at them make noise, throw things at them, try to scare them away, try to change their behavior. >> once they find a good food source, it becomes habit to come back to that place. shaina: so make sure that any food for these animals is kept inside. adaptive, opportunistic. -- >> you know coyotes are extremely smart, and very adaptive, opportunistic. shaina: which means pet owners should be extra careful, to keep dogs like toby here safe, by keeping an eye on them outside, and immediately bringing them back in. in polk city, shaina humphries, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader.
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stacey: to give you an idea of the coyote population growth, hunting them is becoming popular in iowa. decades ago, only a few hundred were harvested each year. last year, that number was 14,000. steve: trial began today in the beating death of an elderly des moines man. police say 19-year-old ngor makuey broke into a home in july of 2014, killed 97-year-old rupert anderson, and injured his wife harriet. kcci's jason rantala is live in studio with the story. jason: the testimony today included a des moines firefighter saying he witnessed 19-year-old ngor makuey running from the couple's home as well as data from a cell phone obtained from makuey's home. kirk whitlatch, grandson of rupert and harriet anderson, and the manager for vista kennels, took the stand. whitlatch, who live south of the kennel, says prior to the injuries, both his grandparents were in poor health. he recounted the day of the attack, describing sirens and police informing him of a home invasion. he also says his grandmother, who survived the attack, passed
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firefighter and paramedic jordan van ness says when he arrived on the scene, he saw someone matching the description of makuey casually and calmly walking away from the anderson's home heading across the street , and into a field. the prosecution also presented evidence they said was obtained from makuey's cell phone, including searches on homicide related subjects and videos they say were made by makuey himself. >> what we are looking to do is to show that this defendant was not only not borderline mentally retarded but was fairly musically astute. jason r: we will have the full testimony tonight at 6:00. live in studio, jason rantala, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: an ankeny man, charged with using an app to lure a young girl to a park, pleaded guilty today in polk county court. 25-year-old anthony abbate was
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charged with 3rd-degree sexual abuse after pleasant hill police say they spotted abbate and the girl engaged in sexual activity at doanes park in july. investigators say they met through the social media app, called kik. abbate will be sentenced december 17. stacey: newton police need your help to find a man they say robbed a casey's store at gunpoint wednesday. police describe him as caucasian, wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, dark blue or black pants and black shoes. the suspect was armed with a handgun and got away with an unknown amount of cash. no one was hurt but the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. if you have any information on this case, called newton police at 641-792-1547. steve: a group opposing that proposed oil pipeline across iowa says the iowa utilities board is limiting public comment on the project. iowa citizens for community involvement, or cci, says, the board will only hear comments
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from about 200 people at a public hearing next week in boone. to speak. comments will alternate between opponents and supporters. illusion of a 50-50 split in public opinion. they say their internal tally shows that iowans are overwhelmingly opposed the pipeline. a board spokesman says he disagrees. stacey: leaders of the nebraska-based omaha tribe are considering growing marijuana on land in western iowa. tribal members approved three referendums tuesday. they give the tribal council authority to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use and grow plants for industrial hemp. their reservation extends into monona county. steve: republican presidential candidate donald trump is now airing radio campaign ads here in iowa. the new spots tout trump's business experience and his bold pledges. one of the ads is specifically geared toward the iowa caucuses. mr. trump: if the people of iowa vote for me, you'll never be disappointed.
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i produce. together, we're going to make america great again. steve: the trump campaign paid about $300,000 for the air-time. it has yet to air any t.v. ads. front-runners donald trump and ben carson are getting their own secret service details. they are the first 2016 presidential candidates to receive government protection. trump and carson filed security detail requests with the secret service earlier this month. democratic front-runner hillary clinton already has a secret service detail because of her status as a former first-lady. stacey: tonight at 10:00 protecting yourself and your , home from burglars. kcci's laura terrell will show us live how fast a break-in can happen. plus what you need to know to , stop a burglar in his tracks. that's tonight, only on kcci 8 news at 10:00. to get the conversation started, we wanted to know how you secure your home? do you lock your doors, have a
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weapon, or do nothing at all? the results of our un-scientific kcci now paul show 79% of you do nothing at all. so be sure to tune in at 10. and go ahead and vote if you haven't. call or text 200-1508, go to or our facebook and twitter pages. steve: flying that discount airline may not be the money-saver you first thought. kcci's marcus mcintosh is live at the des moines airport. and marcus, one airline in particular is now charging a fee for carry-on bags? marcus: steve, we're talking specifically about frontier airlines. it charges a fee for both checked and carry-on baggage. iowa state university junior maggie grell is flying for the very first time. before booking her flight she did her research. >> i've been asking a lot of questions and googling a lot a lot of things. marcus: grell says research was important. it helped her avoid airlines that may have hidden costs
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checked luggage helping her , avoid a surprise fee for a checked bag or carry on luggage once she hit the airport. >> i'd like to find the cheapest flight possible, honestly. i flew delta because they allow two bags, a carry on and a personal for free. marcus: the fees for a carry on and checked luggage at frontier airlines increase if you have not paid the fee before getting to the airport. a carry on bag is $30 if paid for online but jumps to $$40 at but jumps to $40 at the ticket -- but jumps to $40 at the ticket counter and $60 at the departure gate. the same price structure holds true for checked luggage unless you hold a classic plus ticket that includes both a carry on and checked bag for each first passenger. grell is not alone when it comes to air travelers who do not want to pay to carry luggage on board their flight. grell says it is key to know what luggage you can and can't bring on board your flight. >> i am able to plan ahead of time what i want to pack and make sure it fits. marcus: we reached out to frontier airlines this afternoon to find out the reasoning behind
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its new fee structure but have not heard back from them yet. live at the des moines international airport, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: new at 5:00 a sure sign , of the season. volunteers are starting to set up displays for jolly holiday lights in water works park. this is the 20th year for the event. the display is open from november 24 through january 1. the cost is $10 per car. all admission fees go directly to make a wish iowa. steve: straight ahead on the news at 5:00 focus on the , family. were they accomplices in the officer who staged his own suicide? stacey: plus, dump trump. who's behind the push to get the republican candidate booted from his "saturday night live" hosting gig this weekend. aixa: security concerns after a sinai peninsula. self. dad: no? culligan man: no. anncr: leave it to the experts. with a culligan whole-house water softening system, you get better water, and service you can actually count on.
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so, what are we waiting for? better water, and service you can actually count on. dad: hey, culligan man. culligan man: hey! dad: this is great! culligan man: i know. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: multiple airlines are now saying that they will not fly to a red sea resort town after a deadly plane crash. stacey: a russian passenger jet went down last weekend in the sinai peninsula, killing 224 people. kcci's aixa diaz is live in our washington bureau tonight. aixa, have investigators
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aixa: egypt and russia say investigators still have not identified the cause, but officials in the u.k. expect terrorism and tonight president obama is saying that the u.s. possibility this was a bomb. as the u.k. announced it's suspending flights to the sinai peninsula, the egyptian president met with the british prime minister in london. david cameron says saturday's metro-jet crash was more likely than not caused by a bomb. egyptian officials say that conclusion is premature, and sharm-el-sheikh is an over-reaction. mr. ernest currently the obama : administration is reviewing a number of different steps we can take to enhance security for flights bound for the united states from foreign airports. aixa: the white house says, while the u.s. hasn't determined what caused the metro-jet plane to go down, it can't rule out terrorism. mr. ernest: this is an area of the world where extremists have been operating for quite some time now. aixa: isis has claimed
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responsibility for the crash, but hasn't proved it had any involvement. the state department says the u.s. issued a travel warning to the sinai peninsula back in july because of security concerns. >> our embassy in cairo has been following this very, very closely, not just the crash, but the situation in the sinai . -- the situation in the sinai. aixa: the u.k. says it will begin sending planes to pick up stranded british tourists in sharm el-sheikh tomorrow. live in washington, aixa diaz, kcci 8 news. steve: more details are emerging today about the illinois police officer who, authorities say, staged his own suicide to look like a murder. kevin cooney has the latest right now. kevin: steve, authorities have already said that this officer had been embezzling money for years from a youth program he was running. and now the story gets stranger and more frightening. investigators say he apparently saw out a hit man to kill a village administrator because he was afraid the administrator would reveal him as a thief.
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they also think lieutenant joe gliniewicz may have been plotting to frame marin by planting drugs that her desk or somewhere else. authorities are still investigating the officer's wife and son. meantime, the 100 club, an organization that provides money to families of fallen police officers, is asking for the $15,000 it gave the gliniewicz stacey: nasa is revealing more findings about mars. scientists say they've discovered new information atmosphere changed dramatically over time. it used to be warm and wet, but today, it's bitter cold. nasa's current mission, maven, discovered solar wind stripped away the planet's atmosphere over time, a process that scientists are using what they learn to answer whether the earth's atmosphere could disappear in that same manner. steve: if you are getting a storm, it may still will be a fast-moving one.
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kurtis: we are in behind the cold front. here is what it looks like on our fiber computer. this narrow line from waterloo down for lamoni. presently, no severe storms. we are not really expecting the activity but we could see some small hail and wind gusts around 40. 10:00 p.m., 53. 45 degrees to start out. a much different day tomorrow. new, 51. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 54 degrees. before the storms arrived, it was a record high tide. -- a record high out there. a very mild day across the state. this line moving northeast at about 38 miles an hour. there is a chance for a little small hail along this.
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i think anywhere for maybe a half inch to a quarter of an inch at best. could see some winds around 40 miles an hour. we are dry and we're going to stay that way. severe storms in missouri and oklahoma. temperatures on the backside much cooler. cold air builds in and then conditions will drop down with high-pressure slowly building in. showers and thunderstorms moving to the east. we will see a few afternoon clouds try to rotate in. friday evening, we clear on out and it sets us up for nothing but sunshine for your weekend. tonight, we dropped down to 45
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degrees. northwest winds, 10-20. tomorrow, the high just 54 degrees. that is where we should be at this time of year after the warmest five days in november history that we have just gone through. saturday, 53. sunday, a high at 57. next week, some 50's and 60's. steve: slowdown out there on those wet roads. four accidents to tell you about. i-235 eastbound at 3rd street. then we had a trio of accidents as you head off to the west. westbound at 22nd street on i-235.
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let's take a look at your drive times to the mix master's. 19 minutes and eight minutes to the east. stacey: tonight at 6:00 a , statistic that shocks most people doesn't worry des moines police too much. kevin cooney has more on that. kevin: stacey, there have been nearly 900 calls reporting shots fired to des moines police this -- police. that figure is just so far this year. we worked to find out how that statistic compares to previous years and why police say our community is still very safe. also at 6 -- cynthia: i will show you how this old corridor is being given
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scott: we ason of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions,
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fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. mr. trump: hi ladies. >> oh hi, donald trump nice to meet you. steve: today in the buzz, there is growing pressure on nbc to cancel donald trump's scheduled guest-host gig this weekend, on "saturday night live." several latino advocacy groups delivered signatures to the network last night calling on nbc to dump trump, over his controversial comments about mexican immigrants.
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stacey: nbc already ended business ties with trump after the comments months ago. trump says he was originally scheduled to just do a skit on this week's show but the idea grew into a hosting opportunity. the network hasn't said whether other presidential candidates are being considered to host snl. steve: in promos for this weekend's show, trump took a swipe at the candidate who's nipping at his heels, doctor ben carson. stacey: take a look. >> and because of equal time rules for television, mr. trump can only speak for 4 seconds in this promo. mr. trump: let me just say this, ben carson is a complete and total loser. stacey: carson didn't think trump's comments were very funny. here's what he had to say. dr. carson: i discovered when i was in grade school, that those tactics really are for grade school. and i've gone far beyond that now. stacey: carson also noted he
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would not host "saturday night live" because the presidency is a serious thing, and he doesn't want to make light of it. steve: two very different philosophies there for sure. we are back next with a final check of your forecast. you are watching kcci 8 news at 5:00. you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen.
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kurtis: raid over for the metro but that line continues to sweep to the northeast. this line marshalltown, head into knoxville and sheraton. dry and pleasant hill and it will stay that way as this all moves to the northeast.
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54 tomorrow. sunshine for the weekend. crisp mornings, miles days. steve: thank you for joining us. our next newscast is kcci 8 news at 6:00.
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