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very polite. never seemed off about anything. i mean, it was a total shock. kim: michael's stepmother, who owned the home, and stepbrother also lived there along with heather, bryon and 3 children. >> she never did nothing to him for him to do that. i know she didn't. she wasn't that type of person. kim: deanna admits she's still in shock that her daughter is dead, but feels thankful her last words to heather sunday night were, i love you. >> she was very beautiful and she's gonna be missed a lot. kim: no word yet on a cause of death. i want anyone more picture of the person of interest right now michael wanchanic. ,is described as 5'10" brown , hair and brown eyes. he was last seen driving a beige 2002 dodge grand caravan with
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police say if you see him, call 911 and don't approach him. by the way, i checked into his criminal background, he does have some charges but nothing serious. live in des moines, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: there is a vigil tonight at 7:00 for heather and bryon at the bridge near their home at 42nd and center. everyone is welcome. steve: a west des moines dentist is now under investigation after federal drug agents searched his home and office this morning. kcci's mark tauscheck is live tonight outside the dentist's home. mark: we were there as dea agents seized items from this home behind me in saylor township, where dr. shawn kerby shares with his fiancee. agents also showed up this morning at his office on valley west drive along 235 and it turns out this is not the first time this dentist has been suspected of criminal activity. undercover agents with the des moines dea office spent hours
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this morning, including computer equipment and rifles. neighbors told me dr. kerby is an avid hunter. neighbors also watched agents fill several buckets with items taken out of kerby's personal pickup truck that was also seized. neighbors called kerby a great guy, very nice, and were shocked to see drug agents raiding a neighborhood home. kerby has run the kerby family dental across from valley high school for 8 years, according to his website. employees there told us today he was not in the office. his dentistry license is currently on two years probation . coming up tonight at 6:00, we will look at why the state dental board punished him. live in saylor township, mark tauscheck, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: scattered snow in patchy freezing drizzle across the state today. the gertz a persistent area of pressure running out of moisture.
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flurries in eastern nebraska animal the little connectivity wrapping around central iowa. flurries in el toro, marshalltown heading off to the northeast. a few flurries flying over in green and carol counties. flurries, scattered snow showers. later tonight, some locations like a light dusting. that would be the most. cloud cover at noon. by 3:00 p.m., clouds will start to thin. if you like mild december weather, we have some mild days ahead. friday. more 40's on the way as we head into early next week. steve: a judge today scheduled a february trial for the former city clerk of casey. dorothy dillinger has pleaded not guilty to charges that she stole money and burned down city hall to destroy financial
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auditors were to begin investigating. dillinger was clerk in the small west central iowa town for 30 years. she is now free on bond until trial. a driver is sentenced after a deadly crash killed 2 people. mari silliman faced 2 counts of vehicular homicide following the crash last year in winterset. prosecutors say she was driving recklessly when she crested a hill, lost control, and ran into a ditch. silliman was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for each count served concurrently. she was also ordered to pay $150,000 to the estate of victim taylor aleman. logan waltz was also killed in the crash. the university of iowa's new president is condemning a racist remark that was carved into a bathroom door inside a campus building. bruce harreld says the school is now trying to figure out who left the message in the spence laboratories. harreld says the door was immediately sanded down to remove the comment.
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is now open in west des moines and waukee. state and local leaders have been working on the new i-80 ramps and grand prairie parkway project for more than 15 years. construction kicked off on the ramps last november. it features a new intersection style for the metro the -- for the metro the diverging , diamond. the new ramps are expected to help cut traffic on other busy metro ramps like hickman, university and jordan creek. a jump in big car sales. kcci's vanessa peng is live in ames. she explains why iowans are turning to suvs and pick-ups. vanessa: stacey, this truck by the here was just put in a few minutes ago because the one that was originally here was sold this morning. the owner here tells me one of the biggest reasons why people are turning to bigger cars is the price at the pump. as the price goes down, consumers are looking up. >> probably going to be a record year for large truck sales this year.
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>> cheap gas makes people behave a little bit differently in terms of their purchases. vanessa: iowa state university economist dave swenson says consumer tastes are changing from smaller cars to trucks and suvs, thanks to cheap gas and a recovering economy. >> cheap gas is a big component of consumer confidence, but consumer confidence has improved people's incomes, household incomes have gotten better. vanessa: ames ford lincoln owner casey johnson says they'll be up 25% in car sales this year, with trucks being a big part of that. >> we've got super low fuel prices, $1.95, which we haven't seen in a long time. we've got unbeliveably low interest rates and then we've got high rebates. so those three things put together have really taken truck sales to a new level. vanessa: the low gas prices have also helped rv sales. over here at the twin anchors rv sales and service here in colo they have seen a 20% jump in , sales within the last year. >> it looks like next year is going to continue on as long as
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crazy thing like that happen. you know, i think we'll be fine. i think the future looks pretty good. vanessa: the best-selling truck here is the ford f1 50. steve: listen up, hawkeye fans. tonight, espn releases its updated college football playoff rankings. iowa came in at number 4 last week. a win against michigan state in the big ten championship game this saturday will likely secure them a spot in the playoffs. the rankings will be released tonight at 6:00 on espn. and on friday night, right here on kcci, it's the big 10 championship preview special. andy garman and the sports crew will be live in indianapolis for that huge game as the hawkeyes take on michigan state. join us for an hour starting at 8:00 p.m. hear from fans, players, and coach ferentz, leading up to saturday's championship game. stacey: the iowa caucuses are
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republican field here and he's making waves again today. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is in studio with the latest. cynthia: stacey, it's not the first time trump is threatening to pull out of a debate. this time, he says he may not participate in the next cnn forum unless the network meets his one demand. the republican presidential candidates are gearing up for the next debate 2 weeks from tonight. now, donald trump wants cnn to pay him to be on one of the highest rated shows with more than 20 million viewers. mr. trump: how about i tell cnn, who doesn't treat me properly, they don't. they just don't. right? but how about we do this with cnn? i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which goes to the wounded warriors or go to vets. seriously. i would love to do it. cynthia: trump would also love to stay on top in iowa but his lead is shrinking with ted cruz
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in the last quinnipiac poll, trump remained first with 25% while cruz edged out ben carson for second with 23%. now, cruz says he doesn't expect trump to ride the wave all the way. sen. cruz: i don't believe donald trump is going to be our nominee. i don't believe he's going to be our president. cynthia: cruz is one of the only opponents trump hasn't attacked but after hearing that, he had , this to say. mr. trump: hey, there's only one way to get to the top and it's all through trump, let's face it. they have to. they have to. even, i think, cruz is going to have to hit me because, you know, he's a nice guy. and he's been so supportive, but at some point he's going to have to hit me, right? it's going to be a sad day, but we will hit back, i promise. cynthia: republican candidate jeb bush is also making the rounds in iowa today. he will be speaking at a town hall meeting at dmaac in newton at 6:00 tonight. in studio, cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader.
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, ernst says she's retiring from the iowa army national guard to focus on her work in the u.s. senate and spend more time with her family. she spent 20 years in the guard and reserves and served in kuwait and iraq in 2003. sally: ramping up the pressure on isis. i'm sally kidd in washington. the pentagon announces a new troop deployment to iraq and syria. steve: plus, windy city shake-up. the shooting death of a black teenager brings big changes to the chicago police department. stacey: and later in the buzz, real life grinch. how this crook snatched a piece
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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: the u.s. is now deploying a new special operations force to fight isis in iraq and syria. stacey: the pentagon says it's part of an accelerated effort to generate more targets for attack. kcci's sally kidd is live in washington with the latest. sally: the defense secretary told members of the house armed services committee today that this new unit will be stationed in iraq and ready to roll at any time. the so-called expeditionary
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raids, gather intelligence, and go after isis leaders operating , initially in iraq, but in position to move into syria. secretary carter it puts : everybody on notice in syria that you don't know at night who's going to be coming in the window. sally: the pentagon says the raids will be focused on defending iraq's borders and building the capability of iraqi security forces. >> our operations will be intel driven. the enemy doesn't respect boundaries; neither do we. sally: president obama met with world leaders in paris, as the u.s. continues to press russia to direct its airstrikes against isis, rather than the rebels fighting the assad regime. pres. obama: i'm confident that we're on the winning side of this and that ultimately russia's going to recognize the threat isil poses to its country. sally: but back on capitol hill -- >> have we currently contained isil?
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sally: republicans were blasting the president for what they view as a weak approach. >> most of us on both sides of the aisle do not have confidence that you have a strategy. >> i'm just astonished at this administration's lackadaisical approach to a very dangerous enemy. sally: secretary carter wouldn't talk specific numbers, but he did say that this expeditionary force will be made up of at least 50 military personnel. republicans say that's not enough. steve: the mayor of chicago has fired the city's top cop. rahm emanuel announced the resignation of superintendent garry mccarthy after a week of protests over the 2014 police shooting death of a black teenager. video of the shooting was released last week. the officer involved has been charged with first-degree-murder. the mayor also announced the formation of a new police accountability task force. emanuel is also calling for all chicago police officers to wear body cameras. stacey: president obama says
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being negotiated in paris should be legally binding. but as he pushed for a global climate agreement overseas, republicans in congress have been moving to block his plan to force steep cuts in u.s. greenhouse gas emissions. the house is set to vote on two resolutions rejecting the president's power plant rules. steve: i they be wrong, but i swear i saw the sun for a little bit this morning. kurtis: it comes up every morning but today it was hard to see. there is sunshine on the way. it will probably take a little over 48 hours to move in. downtown, a quiet evening. dew point at 25. west-southwest winds at 15. area of low pressure continuing to spin around the midwest.
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some coming up tomorrow at 7:22. scattered flurries at 7:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m., still cloudy out there. i think a few locations might get a dusting as a little bit of activity moves in from out west. december, the most now we have ever had here in des moines. 30.2 inches in 2000. the average, nine inches of snow. in 2002, we just had a trace. here is that area of low pressure spinning around. snow on the missouri river valley and in nebraska. that will start to pull in here especially in the early morning hours on wednesday. to the northeast, snow showers.
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a breezy northwest winds tomorrow. futurecast painting the picture very well. it is early tomorrow morning, a little better chance of those of snow showers. 3:00 p.m. in the metro. but since a tomorrow, we will get some sun. thursday looks to be a day filled with sunshine. temperatures today to 30 degrees. tomorrow, the high 37. light snow generally before sunrise. thursday, a high of 42 degrees. record of 69. the rest of your 8 day forecast is beautiful.
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steve: and couple of accidents to tell you about. at highway 141 and 2nd street, an accident slowing things down. we do have a car blocking things. here is the one that is going to slow you down if you are heading west. left lane blocked, i-235 westbound. that is showing up on the larger map. you go to the times we are seeing to the mix master's. 12 minutes of the west and six minutes to the east. stacey: tonight at 6:00 a west , des moines dentist in trouble with the dea. mark: drug agents raid a west des moines dentist home this morning. tonight find out why this dentist was already on probation. emmy: the iowa farm bureau's annual convention hit on an important issue affecting thousands of iowans.
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coming up at 6:00. scott: a wave of new football assistants is headed to ames. plus it's the biggest game of
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>> it just makes you angry, i mean you feel violated. steve: today in the buzz. apparently not everyone has the christmas spirit. a real-life grinch recently stole a little piece of holiday cheer from a virginia homeowner over the weekend. stacey: the whole thing was caught on camera. you can see someone ripping holiday lights off this portsmouth home. homeowner jason ward says his lights weren't expensive, but that's not the point. >> the point is that the guy walked up like he owned it, just helped himself, walked right off. stacey: ward says he hopes his video helps police catch the guy who stole the lights. steve: grades. the white house is getting ready for the holidays and the first dogs are very eager to help.
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first lady michelle obama's holiday decorating committee. the portuguese water dogs stood guard as trees were dropped off at the white house. steve: the first lady instagrammed this picture of the pups in front of the tree now decorating the oval office. steve: the white house is also marking world aids day today. there is now a large red ribbon hanging from the north portico. world aids day has been held annually since 1988 to commemorate those who have died, and to support those who are living with hiv and aids. stacey: we're back next with a final check of the forecast.
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when they told me that i was diagnosed with cancer, all i could think of was my kids and that i didn't want to leave them. i beat cancer, but it is still scary. now i have a pre-existing condition. so, if republicans take away obamacare, breast cancer survivors like me could be denied coverage. if hillary's in the white house, she's going to continue obamacare, so that i don't have to worry anymore. i trust her, and i know she's going to fight for all of us. i'm hillary clinton,
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at the first world conference on climate change, the challenge seemed insurmountable. but today, as world leaders come together in paris, the solutions are clear. with a real commitment to clean energy, we can tackle the climate crisis, end our dependence on oil from foreign countries, and create millions of american jobs. but none of it will happen unless america leads.
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steve: kurtis is back with a look at the evening. kurtis: snow showers early tomorrow morning. you make it a dusting. we warm up. highs in the 40's, maybe near 50. stacey: thank you for joining us this evening. kcci 8 news at 6:00 coming up. next is "the cbs evening news
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b bush: leadership means you've got to be all in. it's not about yappin'. it's not about talking. it's about doing. i know how to do this because i was privileged to serve in florida for eight years. and we turned the systems upside down that weren't working. 1.3 million new jobs were created. we cut taxes every year. income rose in people's pockets. people were lifted out of poverty. children started to learn. as president of the united states, i pledge to you that
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