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tv   KCCI 8 News This Morning at 430am  Me-TV  December 1, 2015 4:30am-5:00am CST

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just today is in the past. metinka: the worst of the storm is over with. with 30's for the rest of the state -- we have 30's for the rest of the state. we have a southwest winds. notice some more stone -- some more snow showers moving back through central iowa through the afternoon. we are not expecting anything in the way of accumulation. temps will be holding steady in the lower 30's. we will search for sunshine. elizabeth: thanks metinka. taking a look at road conditions most of the state looking pretty good that green means road are
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the state means roads are partially covered. this is video we got of the winter storm to the north. our crews captured the wintry mix earlier this evening in fort dodge. it's right on the line between freezing, rain and snow. so the streets are wet there and you can expect normal winter driving conditions. eric: and theses are pictures of the winter weather from our viewers. one sent us this shot of the snow in lake city. and another viewer measures the ice coming in nearly 1 inch thick. we want to see your pictures too. you can always upload them to the u-local tab of our website at as the winter weather develops be sure to keep kcci with you 24/7 right on your smart phone. you can check road reports live -- road reports, live interactive radar, weather the kcci mobile app. investigation on des moines' westside. eric: officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3900 block of center street monday afternoon. inside they found 2 bodies. crime scene unit investigators were still out there last night elizabeth: when police first
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inside the house in addition to the two dead bodies. kcci's ryan smith reports. ryan s.: not long after police responded to reports of shots fired we see police officers , carry two kids outside of the house and away from the scene. a baby wrapped in a towel and a young child then rushed to a local hospital. inside, two dead bodies. >> that was extremely odd to me. never seen kids over there of any age really. ryan s.: neighbors were shocked to find countless police units parked on her block and crime scene tape wrapped around her next door neighbor's property. >> this is not normal. not around here, it is not. and then you come home to cops everywhere ambulances and you know this house is blocked off. it's very scary. ryan s.: police say the call to dispatch came from a woman at the house 3918 center street.
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and there was a lot of blood and when we arrived what we found was two people deceased in the home. ryan s.: after combing through evidence detectives determined this incident is suspicious in nature. >> they kind of kept to they had a few people that would regularly come over but other than that they never really took anything out of their yard they -- their yard. they were just homebodies really. elizabeth: those children were not injured but were taken to the hospital as a precaution. it is not clear if they were witness to a crime. this marks the city's 18th and 19th homicide of the year. eric: no arrests yet in a shooting in downtown des moines that killed one man and wounded another on court avenue early sunday morning. des moines police say 21-year-old edmanuel perez died in the shooting near 3rd and court. 23-year-old andrew hurley boyd was wounded in the shooting. his condition is not being released. a witness who heard and saw the deadly shooting spoke
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we are calling him "josh" and he asked we not show his face on camera. elizabeth: he tells us what he saw happen in front of him early sunday morning. kcci's marcus mcintosh has more. >> he kind of stepped back like this and fired like he was trying to conceal the jacket was out like this and two shots and the guy went down. marcus: that is how josh describes what happened early sunday morning. the shooting left edmanuel perez dead and andrew hurley-boyd hospitalized. >> it is still hard to believe what he heard and what he saw -- he saw. i heard one gunshot a small scuffle broke out in the street and then 2 more shots were fired at a young male right after that i called 911. marcus: the murder and recent assaults have some questioning their safety. tom zmolek president of the court district association says people should not be afraid of going to the court avenue entertainment district. he sent us a statement that reads in part. "i can literally say that the court district is currently the safest and most trouble free that i have seen in the past
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method that we do business down in the district." elizabeth: zmolek's statement also reads when you have a large population in a concentrated area sometimes situations like this arise. eric: polk county investigators say there are still no arrests in a night club killing earlier this month. 20-year-old dashawn smith died in the shooting. three other people at the nightclub were wounded. anyone with any information about the shooting should call polk county crime stoppers at 223-1400. des moines police are searching for 2 men who shot another man in the chest and leg in front of the home at 2847 cottage grove. it happened sunday night just after 11:00. 41-year-old charles shur told police he and a friend were walking home from walgreens when 2 men tried to rob them. shur said he was shot when the men didn't get anything. he told police didn't recognize -- police he did not recognize either of the men. elizabeth: your weather is never more than five minutes away. metinka: much quieter than it
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grab the thicker winter coats. 33 here in des moines. we have light snow showers through ames, making his way to the outdoor area -- eldora area. this map shows the snowiest roads to the north. i-80 westbound has some interesting patches. temps will not be changing much. we will have occasional flurries through the afternoon. through the afternoon. elizabeth: thanks metinka. a case of revenge? someone torched a mobile speed camera truck this weekend in fort dodge. eric: and as todd magel reports police are now asking for help to find the arsonist. todd: this is where the mobile speed camera was set up here
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side of town. there's not much left but a few burned pieces of the truck. it's dark now but this was this cell phone video shows the full force of the mobile speed camera fire. it engulfed the ford escape suv. the first call went to the fire department. the second call to police. >> when i got the call that it really? someone would do that? todd: fort dodge police chief kevin doty says he's never seen his guess? someone angry about getting a ticket decided to get some revenge. it worked. the fire destroyed the truck and all the cameras inside. about $40,000 in damage. >> i understand that people might not like the fact that they get a citation from the vehicle. but to go to the point of destroying the vehicle just amazed me. todd: police are looking at surveillance video from a nearby business to help find the vandal who could face arson charges. they are hoping anyone with information will call police. it won't be long before speeders are in trouble again here.
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speed truck and it should be ready to go and about two weeks. in fort dodge, todd magel. eric: still ahead this morning seating an unbiased jury. is it possible in baltimore to find 12 people who have not heard of the freddie gray case? elizabeth: plus names birth -- names, birth dates and genders of child users.
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hacked. >> 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. we are starting out at 33 degrees. the weather is calming down. a little bit of snow flurry activity from ames. that is lifting northeast. we will have some more snow showers coming in from nebraska. nothing is intense as yesterday. it is going to be a breezy day. temps, they are headed nowhere fast. with those afternoon snow showers, our temperatures will be in the lower 30's. we are coming off a beautiful november. this ranks as the six warmest -- the six warmest. hopefully that trend continues
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eric: a tense atmosphere in baltimore overnight as the trial begins for one of six officers charged in the death of freddie gray. in police custody earlier this year. the city erupted in violent protests for days afterward. kcci's steve karlin has the latest. steve: baltimore police officer william porter was quickly escorted into the courthouse where he'll stand trial for his alleged involvement in the death of freddie gray. just steps away, protesters are a reminder of the tension surrounding gray's death. the 25-year-old died of spinal injuries while in police custody last april. william porter's trial is the first of the six baltimore police officers charged in gray's death. >> i want those guys to have a fair trial. let justice prevail. but please let there be justice.
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medical attention for gray and alleges gray was illegally transported in the back of a police van without a seatbelt. >> and till you hear the witnesses testify. and unless you hear the entire time -- and less you are here the entire time, you don't know the case. >> we are waiting to hear the truth, waiting to hear what happened to freddie gray and what evidence the prosecution will present. steve: inside the courtroom potential jurors could hear demonstrators outside. when asked by the judge if they were familiar with the case all of them indicated to have some knowledge of the events that took place. porter's attorney argues an impartial jury will be impossible to find in the city. elizabeth: the judge is hoping to seat a jury by mid-week. you can stay with kcci and for continuing coverage of the trial. eric: president obama and other world leaders are in paris for a major summit on climate change. leaders of 150 nations are attending the conference of parties. >> we're going to be attending
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innovation" which is a groundbreaking new public-private initiative that will accelerate the pace at which we can develop and deploy clean energy that's affordable to populations around the world. eric: the goal is to agree on legally binding reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. in his speech president obama aimed to ease concerns from critics who say reducing carbon emissions will lead to a slower economy. elizabeth: and stunning new drone footage this morning shows melting ice at the north pole. u.n. environmentalists say they are almost certain global warning is responsible for the decrease in extent and thickness of arctic sea ice. the ice cap and arctic glaciers have retreated in recent years. eric: the white house announced new steps monday in its counter-terror campaign. robert malley is a new senior advisor to the president. anti-isis fight. malley previously served as senior director at the national security council for the middle east and africa.
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a data breach that impacts millions of families. kids technology maker v-tech says the personal information of 5 million customers has been stolen by hackers. it includes the names, birthdays and genders of child users. v-tech says it has contacted everyone affected and shutdown part of its website as a precaution. eric: it is now a quarter until 5:00. temps just above the freezing point. there could be some slick spots out there. metinka says it could be
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this is >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. the weather is settling down. a few flurries and a little band of snow flap -- a little band of snow showers. this is a taste of what we will see. some snowflakes working in. we have wraparound snow showers all the way back to central nebraska. those will be trkingacnto the state later on. we are not expecting any acute relation. -- any accumulation. we are expecting a chance for patchy snow especially across
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where they get -- weather could be moderate accumulation. from yesterday's system, the snows have accumulated across the northern part of the state. they had over five inches there. slippery and a slow go for you even on i 80 westbound. watch out for slick passage -- slick patches. estherville picking up over five inches of snow. here in des moines, it was mainly rain. this morning, we are dealing with a brisk wind. bundle up, dress for the winter weather we have in store. southwest wind at 17. temps will not be changing much all day today. we will have the snow showers in flurries moving in by the afternoon.
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we will get some sunshine back in the forecast. that is a welcome sight. highs will be warming back to 50 degrees. eric: it will be nice to warm up again. thanks metinka. elizabeth: a new era of football began at iowa state monday. eric: just two days after paul rhoads coached his last game as a cyclone matt campbell who , coached toledo was officially named as rhoads's successor. kcci's tony seeman has more. tony: attitude and effort were the two words used a lot today by matt campbell. the focus was on the future. >> my pleasure to introduce our new coach, matt campbell. [applause] tony: this afternoon, campbell made it clear he is in ames to win. >> it is about having the foundation around you to get this thing done. we've got a great foundation. tony: this may his first is conference, but campbell has
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together coaching staff and reaching out to his new cycling team. >> gets don't care how much you know. until you know how much you care about them. it is good to be really hard. it is not going to be easy, but we are going to love them. >> reaching out to the few of us players as soon as he got the job. it shows how much he cares about you. >> willing and ready to work with him. get things on the ground running. to go only time will tell if campbell is the right fit for isu. >> i love the challenge. that is why i knew this is the right place for matt campbell. eric: fans and isu boosters have been quick to react to campbell's hiring. elizabeth: kcci's vanessa peng spoke to students coming back from thanksgiving break who say they're thrilled to have a new coach. vanessa: students are coming back to class with a new person calling the shots on the
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>> everyone was kind of sad to see paul go he was really excited about iowa state football but it had to happen . vanessa: football fans say coach matt campbell is a welcome change. >> he has a really good record coming in hopefully that carries over to us so we have a better record. >> in the past year or so our record really wasn't that great so i mean honestly the only way , we have to go is up. vanessa: some students say they hope campbell has the same passion rhoads had for the cyclones. >> i'm really excited about the new coach i just hope he cares as much about the boys as what paul rhoads did. vanessa: students say they look forward to a different kind of game day experience. >> before it was just kind of just underwhelming i guess because i think everybody kind of knew how the game was going to turn out, like with every game. i think with the new coach it's going to be exciting because you don't know what the turn out's going to be. vanessa: casey johnson owns ames ford lincoln a cyclone club member.
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big 12 is pretty exciting. new ideas, fresh approach. the game's wide open in big 12 . i think it's going to be a great year. elizabeth: football tickets for campbell's first season here won't go on sale until next year. the iowa state ticket office says they should have a date sometime in march. >> i am emmy victor, coming up we will tell you how it works. it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered. now, it's about stopping republicans from repealing obamacare, and taking on insurance companies to bring down drug prices. i'm not going to let any family be deprived of healthcare. i'm not going to let the republicans rip up obamacare and throw it away.
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metinka: good morning, it is a chilly start. 22 with a brisk wind. the roads are in a great -- the roads are in great shape. in central iowa, the roads are fine. we're checking a little bit of snow. more snow showers wrapping around nebraska later this afternoon. temperatures will not be changing much. pretty steady in the low to mid 30's. a brisk wind. tomorrow, tim just warm back up. highs near 50 by the end of the week. >> it eliminates crossing traffic to get onto the interstate. elizabeth: big news for commuters, west of des moines. the new interchange in waukee at interstate-80 is opening today. the new intersection is expected
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and could change traffic patterns around the western metro. eric: but it does not work like any intersection you have seen in iowa before. kcci's emmy victor got to ride-a-long with the iowa dot and shows us how it works. emmy: the newest way for rush hour drivers out west to reach the interstate. >> as we head south we are coming up on the new interchange here with grand prairie parkway and interstate i-80. emmy: the iowa d.o.t. shows us how to drive through a diverging diamond where traffic crosses over onto traditionally oncoming lanes. >> as you can see now we are on the left-hand side of the bridge as we cross the bridge. emmy: from the front seat of a car this may appear confusing at first. almost like driving on the wrong side of the road -- side of the road. >> light's green. we just follow our paint signs follow our signage. emmy: but the design can save you driving time and lower the amount of traffic at the jordan creek exit. >> in a typical interchange like
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end but traffic has to stop if they want to cross over. emmy: there's only two places where traffic crosses the entire intersection instead of four to six. >> the difference in this design once you go over a light if you want to cross over and turn left to get onto the interstate you do not have to go through another like. emmy: drivers wanting to continue straight ahead will shortly be diverted back to normal. the hardest part now getting people used to the interchange being there. >> people may not remember first thing in the morning that they can go a different way. but in time i think that in time it will be pretty heavily used. in waukee, emmy victor, kcci 8 news. eric: the interchange is set to -- i would d.o.t. is not saying the exact time the interchange will open today but it will be ready for the evening commute. elizabeth: still ahead at 5:00 a.m., interchange opening. the new look on i-80 in waukee
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