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mark: the agents -- dea agents spent much of the morning walking in and out of this home neighbors say dr. kerby shares with his fiance. and this is not the first time dr. kerby has been in trouble. undercover agents with the des moines dea office removed computer equipment and rifles. neighbors say dr. shawn kerby is an avid hunter. they also seized the dentist's pickup truck. neighbors say the agents were there much of the morning. dr. kerby has run kerby family dental across from valley high school for 8 years, according to his website. employees told us he was not in the office today. last year, kerby's dentistry license was placed on 2 years probation and he was fine -- was fined $2500 by the state dental board. the penalties came after kerby was charged with indiscriminately prescribing or dispensing drugs and failing to keep patient records when medications were prescribed.
prescribed controlled substances to patients he had not seen for an exam in over a year. the dea midwest spokeswoman did not return kcci's calls to ask about the nature of today's raid on kerby's home. neighbors we spoke to today called kerby a great guy, very nice. they said they were shocked to see dea agents raiding a -- at a home in their neighborhood. steve: new information tonight in yesterday's double-homicide at 3900 center street. des moines police have now identified the victims as 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu. both their bodies were found yesterday afternoon. police have not released a cause of death. investigators want to talk to a man who also lived at the house. 39-year-old michael wanchanic is described as 5-feet-10-inches tall 150 pounds. he may be driving a beige 2002 dodge grand caravan, with iowa
so what was the connection between wanchanic and the 2 victims found inside the home? stacey: kcci's kim st. onge is live with this exclusive story. kim: we have seen quite a few people walking in and out of this home on the 3900 block of center street. this is where heather belieu's mom, deanna dunn, tells me 8 people live. it was heather, her fiance, and also their two children along with heather's other child, an 11-year-old. the other people the letter also included the homeowner, the homeowner son, and the homeowners stepson michael wanchanic, who is the person of interest in this case. take a look at this video from yesterday. you can see officials carrying heather and bryon's 5-week-old and 2-year-old out of the home wrapped in blankets. the children were uninjured, but taken to the hospital as a precaution. deanna saw wanchanic at their
always seemed polite. deanna tells me heather was a loving mother of 4 children who was studying to be a drug therapist and has this message for the person who killed her daughter. >> why did you do this? especially with the two kids right there. you have to be a cold, heartless person to do something like that with the two children there. kim: friends and family are holding a vigil tonight at 7 on -- 7:00 in just about an hour. it is going to be right here on this pedestrian bridge at 42nd and center. everyone is welcome to attend. live in des moines, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: maybe you've noticed, it looks like a lot of iowa farmers have forgotten a strip of corn in their fields. it's actually intentional. the d.o.t. is asking more farmers to leave 8 or 10 rows of corn in their fields to serve as natural snow fences.
the farmers get a little extra money for their crop and plow drivers say it really is working in areas like the one we found today near rockwell city. steve: we saw a little snow here in the greater des moines area you have to wonder if we're going to get more. kurtis, how about it? regards always have had is some flurries flying. an area of low pressure spinning across the midwest. falling apart, but flurries and snow showers are possible tonight too early tomorrow. your day planner, flurries, maybe a light snow shower. a few locations may get a dusting. wind chills in the 20's. by 3:00 p.m., 37. later in the day tomorrow, right before sunset, we start to see a little bit of sunshine.
mild weather. temperatures the 40's thursday and friday with sunshine saturday near 50. it looks like 40's heading into next week. stacey: mari silliman is sentenced to two 10-year prison terms for her role in a deadly madison county crash. back on may 4 of last year, madison county investigators say silliman was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed, killing 20-year-old logan waltz and 21-year-old taylor aleman. steve: des moines police are looking for the thief or thieves who took the keys to the city's parks. the theft happened while a parks employee was at a fast food restaurant. the keys were in a lunch bucket in the employee's vehicle. a police report indicates that the keys are for padlocks to various parks and equipment. so far, the police have no suspects. stacey: an important part of the bakken pipeline project has been approved. the south dakota public utilities commission approved is portion of the 1100 mile project that runs from the north dakota oil fields to illinois. the iowa utilities board is
iowa's portion of the project. the meetings are being held in boone. they are scheduled to run through december 5. the board says it expects to announce its decision later this month or early in january. steve: gas prices have dropped below 2 dollars a gallon across much of central iowa. listen to this. now, one financial magazine says one dollar a gallon gas may be in our future very soon. money magazine published an article online yesterday, quoting some energy analysts saying the midwest and gulf states should continue to see gas prices drop. those analysts point to high refinery output, relatively low gas taxes, and cheap oil that has led to a global surplus. gas stations in texas are already selling gas as low as a $1.40 a gallon stacey: the low prices at the pump are leading to record sales of bigger cars. experts say consumers are buying more trucks and suvs.
changes consumer confidence. at one dealership in ames, the owner says he's seeing a record year for large truck sales. >> we're going to be up a good 25% in new vehicle sales and trucks are a big part of that. the market is super healthy right now and we don't really see it stopping. stacey: rv dealerships say they have seen a jump in sales within the last year, as well. steve: we now know when the former casey city clerk goes on trial for allegedly burning down a city building. a federal judge today set dorothy dillinger's trial date for on mail fraud and arson february 1 charges. dillinger has pleaded not guilty to the charges. however, she has admitted to misusing city funds and has apologized. casey's community building burned to the ground in august of last year, one day before state auditors were set to come to town and review the town's financial records.
for 30 years. joni ernst today retired from the iowa army national guard. ernst says she is doing so to focus her time on being a u.s. senator and for her family. she served for more than 20 years in the army reserves and iowa national guard, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. stacey: liquor sales are up here in iowa. the iowa alcoholic beverages division says more than $277 million worth of alcohol was sold in fiscal 2015. that's up 5.4% over last year. black velvet was the most popular brand sold last year, followed by captain morgan's spiced rum and hawkeye vodka. steve: who radio personality jan mickelson is now at the university of iowa hospitals. he's recovering from a stoke. mickelson wrote on his facebook page that he suffered the stroke on saturday. he was taken to mercy medical center in des moines then flown to university of iowa hospitals. mickelson says he is doing well. we are 5 days from the big ten
what the iowa coaches and players are saying about their opponent, michigan state. stacey: caught on video. a johnston traffic stop looks like it turns into a theft arrest. but then turns into something completely unexpected for one passenger. steve: and, how the des moines water works lawsuit went over at
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with kevin cooney, stacey horst, -- with steve karlin, stacey horst chief meteorologist john , mclaughlin, and iowa's sportscaster of the year andy garman. steve: it's an issue that now takes on more urgency. in part because of a lawsuit filed by des moines water works against 3 upstream counties. stacey: as kcci emmy victor reports, it's a topic that kept coming up as the iowa farm bureau opened its annual convention today in des moines. emmy: as many as iowa farmers 2000 are flocking downtown with the farm bureau. >> there's huge differences between western iowa, eastern iowa, northern iowa, southern iowa as far as farming practices
emmy: the hot topic in nearly every seminar, restoring the water quality. >> i want to be able to protect my family from water quality and soil quality, i want to be able to pass that on to the next generation. emmy: cleaner water is a challenge lawmakers will face this upcoming year in light of a des moines water works lawsuit affecting three northern counties. >> i think it is important that the government does step in and help the farmer with this because it is a statewide issue. we've all got the same goals about it. emmy: the lawsuit hits on nitrates from farm fields flooding into the raccoon river a process that could cost , millions of dollars to fix. farmers across the state have the responsibility of keeping iowa sustainable. starting with what they consume. farmers got together and discussed how nitrates can be lowered across the state, helping thousands of residents. >> the focus of epa's concern is with drinking water. when they talk about the ten part per million standard, they are talking about the drinking standard.
emmy: the biggest challenge, developing practices that fit each individual need. >> building terraces and putting bumper strips around streams to make sure we are filtering out those nutrients. emmy: many communities have already gotten started with what works for them but say there is still work to be done. emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: the annual convention continues tomorrow at the community choice convention center. steve: it's one of the things drivers dread seeing in their rear view mirror, flashing lights from a police cruiser, pulling them over for speeding. but what happened when a johnston officer pulled over jeff schulte on thanksgiving day was something more than the usual traffic stop. >> do you mind stepping out and identifying in making this merchandise isn't stolen? >> will you marry me? >> are you kidding me?
proposed to his girlfriend on thanksgiving day. schulte got the idea when when he drove over to meet his girlfriend's parents for the first time several months ago. and he got pulled over for speeding right in front of their house. kcci's todd magel caught up with the newly engaged couple today. you can hear them describe the big surprise coming up tonight on kcci 8 news at 10:00. stacey: talk about a change promotions. we have to tough it out for one more chilly day. kurtis: i never expected i use for a body camera. we have cloud cover out there. a few flurries flying here and there. dew point, 25. west-southwest wind at 13. super doppler 8, obviously not very widespread. a little bit of activity just around story city and back in
scattered flurries. still some flurries at 10:00 p.m., 31. early tomorrow morning, before sunrise, which comes up at 7:22, i think we might get a dusting in a few locations. looking back at december, the most here in the metro for the month, 30.3 inches. the average is nine inches. if your remember back in 2002, we just had 100 of an inch. there is an area of low pressure winding around the moisture. it has to travel so far to the north that it is losing out and slowly falling apart. still a chance for those early morning snow showers. if you are traveling, activity
look to the west, this is the weather that is eventually headed our way. this area of low pressure moves out, high pressure builds in. we will have breezy northwest winds tomorrow gusting around 21 miles per hour. slowly, those craft -- those clouds he rode away. watch early tomorrow morning, you will see a little bit of snow move in. that moves out. back into the clouds generated along interstate 80 at 3:00 p.m.. sunny skies on thursday and a long stretch of some pretty mild december weather ahead. temperatures tonight down to 30 degrees. west-southwest winds--- west and southwest winds, temperature and 15. a chance for some light snow early on. did -- winds gusting around 22.
records this time of year still in the upper 60's. back in 2012, we had 69 degrees on december 3. friday, upper 40's. saturday, near 50 degrees. sunday, 46. stacey: the newest college football playoff rankings have been announced. steve: the big ten conference as a new football coach of the year. he wears black and it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. scott: the newest college football playoff rankings released minutes ago. the iowa hawkeyes staying put at number four. their mission is to beat michigan state on saturday and remain in the top four. that would advance to the national finals for college football playoffs. kirk ferentz, the big ten just named him coach of the year. the first 12 win season in school history and primed for a showdown saturday. as tony seeman reports, all
tony: in a recent interview, kirk ferentz said iowa is a team playing with house money. >> we are treating this just like any other game. try to put a good plan in place. our players are doing a great job. still have a couple more to go. tony: they are one win away from a big ten title and the playoffs. the hawks are cool, calm, and collected. >> can't get caught up in all the lights and the glamour and everything about being in a championship game. >> now we are here, it is kind
tony: on paper, they look pretty even. it comes down to that boring thing called fundamentals. >> they're going to make plays. how we respond to those things really is going to dictate the success that we have. scott: this saturday, 7:17 kick off. the hawkeyes will once again be -- a sports special in indy. new cyclone coach matt campbell said he did make it this far by himself. the 37-year-old said monday he is a very loyal person and tuesday he proved it. office of life coach todd manning will come over from toledo.
running backs coach was already at iowa state and will stay on board. they all have the same goal. >> to be great, to put yourself in that category. it takes people reaching their full potential on a day in, day out basis. we have to be unified and doing it together. scott: the former cyclone starting quarterback brett rojas can't play his final season right away. yet fallen to third on the depth chart. the cyclone that are in action tonight. they host north dakota state at 7:00.
steve:kurtis: snow showers early tomorrow. sunshine late in the day and sunny skies thursday and friday. steve: thank you for joining us. we'll see you tonight at 10:00.
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