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for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see your local ford dealer. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: right now at 5:00, person of interest found. a man wanted for questioning in a double homicide, is in police custody. where officers caught up with him. elizabeth: and taking the fight to isis. how many more troops the pentagon plans to send into iraq and syria, to help combat the islamic state. eric: plus a shakeup in chicago. one police official is fired amid questions over a shooting death last year. why protesters say that's not enough. good morning and thanks for waking up with kcci eight news this morning. elizabeth: it is now 5:00. we want to head over to metinka to start days off -- to start things off.
he weather out there here it -- a bit of wintry weather out there. atlantic catching snowflakes this morning. enough to reduce visibility. the snow will last until lunchtime and highs are headed for the upper 30's. you are going to have to bundle up. we are expecting a half inch or less of accumulation. it is all going to be melting away. tomorrow, highs in the 40's with highs near 50 by friday. elizabeth: sounds good. take a. -- sounds good. thanks metinka. big stories in central iowa now a late night stand-off ends in a new development in a double homicide investigation. michael wanchanic was spotted just after 6:00 tuesday evening at a casey's store in woodward. he was wanted as a person of interest in a double homicide in des moines on monday. several miles of highway 141 between bouton and woodward were blocked off for nearly five hours while police engaged in a
police say the van that he was in died and he eventually got too cold without heat in the car threw a handgun onto the highway and surrendered. that happened around 10:30 p.m. 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu were the victims in monday's double homicide. their friends and family came together last night for a candlelight vigil at the pedestrian bridge at 42nd street in des moines. howard's mother says she is overwhelmed by the support for her son and his fiancee. >> it's hard to make sense of anything like this but i know , god is in control. i know my son is wrapped in the arms of jesus. he was an awesome son and an even better father to his kids and i'm just sorry they have to , grow up without him. elizabeth: again the person of interest in the case 39-year-old michael wanchanic is in custody . officials say he lived in the home with the victims but was not related to them.
still investigating a deadly shooting on court avenue. 21-year-old edmanuel perez was shot and killed early sunday morning. 23-year-old andrew hurley boyd was wounded. police have not yet found a suspect in this case. this shooting is one of a number of incidents sparking security concerns about court avenue. we've learned the city of des -- the city of des moines does not operate its own security camera anywhere along the popular entertainment district. retired nypd sgt. louis savelli was recruited by camp dodge to train iowa law enforcement. he says images captured from outdoor surveillance could provide vital information in a number of downtown crimes. >> not having cameras in the downtown area and one that's pretty well known within the community, bad guys feel that anonymity so they can do whatever they want. eric: downtown community alliance president gene meyer says his group is now brainstorming new options for improving downtown security including surveillance cameras. the downtown community alliance
spend on off-duty officers for court avenue next year which is actually $20,000 less than this year's total. elizabeth: a west des moines dentist is under investigation this morning after federal drug agents searched his home and office tuesday. dr. shawn kerby runs kerby family dental across the street from valley high school. last year his dentistry license was placed on probation for two years when kerby was charged with indiscriminately prescribing or dispensing drugs -- drugs and failing to keep patient records when medications were prescribed. the dea did not return calls on the nature of today's rate. -- tuesday's raid. we'll have more information on this as we get it. eric: developing this morning a new call for the justice department to investigate chicago's police department. shaina humphries is watching that development this morning. what are they asking for, shaina? shaina: eric, this request follows the release of a video showing a white officer fatally shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times last year. the illinois attorney general is
department to look into whether chicago's police practices violate federal law. the chicago police superintendent was fired tuesday, but protesters took to the streets again to demand mayor rahm emanuel and cook county state attorney anita alvarez be fired as well. some activists are accusing emanuel of trying to hide the video of the shooting from the public. and developing around the world right now, the u.s. military says it's planning to send about 200 special operation forces to iraq, to intensify the fight against isis. defense secretary ash carter says the troops will focus on conducting raids, gathering intelligence and capturing isis leaders. also happening this morning in the fight against isis, british lawmakers are set to debate and vote on a measure to launch their own air strikes in syria. and a jury is likely to be finalized today, in the trial against one of six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter faces manslaughter and other charges for his alleged role in the april incident. baltimore's police commissioner says his department is ready for
the first trial. several protesters gathered outside the courthouse on tuesday, calling for justice and an end to police violence. elizabeth: an important part of the bakken pipeline project has been approved. the south dakota public utilities commission approved its portion of the 1100 mile project that runs from north dakota oil fields to illinois. the iowa utilities board is still holding hearings about iowa's portion of the project. those are scheduled to run through this friday. the board says it expects to announce its decision later this month or early in january. eric: you may have noticed it looks like a lot of iowa farmers have forgotten a strip of corn in their fields this season. it's actually intentional. the dot is asking farmers to leave 8 or 10 rows of corn in their fields to serve as natural snow fences. they pick stretches of roads prone to snow drifts and the farmers get a little extra money for their crop. plow drivers say it really is
rockwell city. eric: and the latest look at 511ia.org shows although most roads around the state are cleared up this morning there are still some partially and completely covered areas , specifically around mason city waterloo and cedar rapids. here in central iowa, we got a couple of flakes. metinka: enough to hide the garbage can. we are not expecting anything severe. light snow is enough to limit visibility and slow you down. we had a burst of moderate snow from ankeny to altoona. it is checking to the southeast. there is more snow coming in from the fort dodge and carroll area. plus, it feels pretty chilly. gravity warm coats.
we're headed for a peak or two of sunshine. highs of 40 tomorrow. elizabeth: from coaching hot seat to coach of the year. kirk ferentz has led the hawkeyes to an incredible turnaround and gets to add one more honor to an already impressive year. eric: the big ten named ferentz the conference coach of the year last night. this is the fourth time he has one that honor. quarterback cj beathard was named second team all big ten and so were lineman austin blythe and jordan walsh. running back jordan canzeri made third team. elizabeth: here's a look at the latest college football playoff rankings. as expected no change in the top 4. clemson, alabama, oklahoma and iowa still top the list. that makes this week's big ten championship game very important for the hawkeyes. if they beat michigan state and everything else stays the same in the rankings iowa will play , clemson in miami for the orange bowl on december 31. so it's beat michigan state or bust for the hawkeyes this
game time is 7:00 p.m. on fox. before that on friday night kcci is hosting a big 10 championship preview special. we'll be live in indy as the hawkeyes get ready for the spartans. join us starting at 8:00 p.m. you will hear from fans, players and coach ferentz leading up to saturday's game. eric: iowa state football now has some assistants to go along with new head coach hire matt campbell. campbell brought his offensive line coach tom manning with him from toledo. alex golesh was with campbell a few years ago at toledo before he went to illinois. he'll be the tight end coach. cornerbacks coach d.k. mcdonald and director of scouting john kuceyeski will also follow campbell here. and lou ayeni was with campbell two seasons ago before coming to ames to work for paul rhoads. ayeni stays on as isu running backs coach. and matt campbell was there getting a taste of hilton magic at the iowa state basketball game last night. he says he's overwhelmed by the support he's seen in ames so far. the fifth-ranked cyclones hosted
first play of the game the bison forgot to put a man on 6'8" senior jameel mckay and he throws down an alley oop from georges niang. mckay went on to have 15 points and a career high 19 rebounds. the cyclones pulled away in the second half winning 84 to 64 and staying undefeated. elizabeth: still ahead e-coli outbreak. a recall linked to a celery mix used by costco spreads to more stores and more states. what you need to know ahead. eric: plus christmas tree shortage. why it may be a little tougher to find your perfect tree this holiday season. alyx: unfortunately, the holidays are a peak season for credit card fraud, as thieves use stolen card numbers to make purchases. coming up, how to stay ahead of the fraudsters and keep you and your money safe. shaina: we had a little bit of a dusting overnight. it should not slow you down too much. we don't have any issues on the road.
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>> 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. elizabeth: welcome back. washington, d.c., is getting ready for the holidays. at the white house first lady michelle obama got the first dogs bo and sunny to join the decorating committee. the first lady instagrammed this picture of the pups in front of the tree now standing in the oval office. eric: and house speaker paul ryan will light this year's u.s. capitol christmas tree tonight. this year's tree is the first one to come to capitol hill from alaska since the tradition started in 1964. it will be decorated with thousands of ornaments made by children in alaska. the tree will be lit each day from sundown until 11:00 p.m. until january 1. i think that was the christmas tree going through dallas county a couple of weeks ago. it is starting to feel like christmas with snow on the ground. metinka: it is feeling more like wintertime. we have snow flying near mason city over toward the ottumwa
we're not expecting much. there could be enough on the sidewalks to make the roads a little slippery. be careful. we've got wind chills in the teens and 20's. grab the warm checketts -- warm jackets. by noontime, the snow will be out of here. it will give way to a little bit of sunshine. we've got a great warming trend coming up. shaina: thanks metinka. check out how much snow they got this week in sioux falls south dakota. people there are now cleaning up the 9 inches that fell monday breaking a daily record for that , area. because of the slippery road conditions hundreds of accidents were reported over the last two days in south dakota and parts of minnesota. a new round of testing of the olympic water in rio de janeiro has found no improvement in water quality. rio is set to host the 2016 summer olympic games next the water in which some athletes august. are expected to compete is
viruses linked to human sewage. brazilian officials who had promised to clean things up in time for the games are now saying that won't happen. and a recall stemming from an e-coli outbreak at costco has expanded. the fda says contaminated celery from california-based taylor farms pacific was the source of the illness. the recall now includes 155,000 items including salads and vegetable trays from stores like walmart, costco, target and the safeway. the affected products were primarily distributed in western states but stores in nebraska , georgia and arkansas were also affected. a full list of the recalled items is available at fda.gov. eric: nearly 32 million people in the united states were victimized by credit card breaches last year. right now the holiday shopping season is a vulnerable time. elizabeth: working hand in hand with your credit card company or bank can help keep you safe. kcci's alyx sacks joins us in the studio.
alyx: that is the hard truth. what you should always remember when you are shopping online or in stores. there are a lot of ways fraudsters are going to try and get your money. you just need to be aware of them. unfortunately, nobody is immune to these scams. but by following a few best practices you can help reduce the risk. right now online shopping is the most vulnerable. make sure you are shopping at a secure site. one really quick way to know that. there's the little lock icon up by the url. next, shop online with a credit card, not your debit card. also, check in with your financial institution, sign up for alert features they have available. example, you can get an alert on your smart phone when there's a transaction on your card. next, check your accounts frequently. and take advantage of new -- if you have to set a timer to take a look, that is good advice. and take advantage of new technology, like digital wallets. like apple pay, google pay samsung pay. that way you never have to pull
information is never exchanged. lastly, beware of scams, like robo calls. don't give personal information over the phone unless you have verified who you're talking to. what about apps. are they going to be a safe way to keep an eye on accounts on your phone? i found out they are safer. i will explain why in 30 minutes. eric: you just have to stay on top of it. thanks alyx. elizabeth: another warning about holiday shopping this morning. experts say the online shopping craze is inspiring more thieves to swipe packages from doorsteps. nearly 23 million americans say they've had packages stolen from their homes. travelers insurance says to protect yourself choose a specific delivery time if possible or ask the delivery company to hold your packages at a nearby store. eric: wall street kicked off the new month on a positive note. the dow ended up more than 168 points on tuesday. the nasdaq gained more than 47.
and here's some good news , december has been historically good for investors. we will see if we can keep that rolling. you might have a harder time finding a real christmas tree this holiday season. and if you do find one it will likely be more expensive. the u.s. department of agriculture tells us the number of farms growing trees across the country has declined by more than 30% while demand is up. cyber monday this year was a record breaker. reports show shoppers here in the u.s. spent $3 billion during the online sales holiday. that's up 12% from last year making it the largest online , sales day in u.s. history. and it won't be ready for the holidays this year but new rumors are being spread about the next apple iphone. some tech bloggers say the next iphone will be even skinnier than the latest iphone 6s and
features in order to slim down. apple is reportedly removing the phone's headphone jack and users will instead need to use bluetooth headphones or buy an adapter that would allow them to plug the headphones into the power port. elizabeth: that would be a switch, definitely. what's old is new again for toys this holiday season. classics like lego crayola and -- lego, crayola and barbie are getting high-tech makeovers. eric: check this out in our holiday gift guide this morning mattel's view master is back now with a complementary smartphone app. kids can experience 3d virtual reality from around the world even check out outer space. elizabeth: the new lego dimension set brings physical lego characters to life through x-box or playstation games. hello barbie is a new doll that connects to the internet and can actually have conversations with your child. barbie recognizes what people say and can discuss anything
elco you hold a smart -- eric: you hold a smartphone over a page in color, and the characters in the scene and make them come to life. elizabeth: let's get over to metinka for a look at the forecast. we have a little bit of snow moving through. metinka: it is a little wintry this morning. some of the darker blues is more evident -- blues is more of an intense are snow. it will be holding together for the next couple of hours. that is it. this system will be tracking away from us. this snow is on the back edge of it. this is the last batch of winter weather that we will see for the next eight days or so. a few flurries left over by noontime today.
expected. some locations getting a light dusting. it is enough to affect some of the roads. and the fort dodge area, watch for slippery patches. it is a little bit chilly. grab the warm jackets. we've got wind chills in the teens and 20's. snowflakes are flying here in des moines. 33 degrees. headed for 37. the snow will be out of here i noon, followed by a little bit of clearing. this forecast looks great. highs go back above average. by friday into the weekend, highs will be flirting with 50 degrees. eric: it will be nice to have a lot of sun for a lot of mays -- a lot of days. elizabeth: let's check in with shaina. shaina: you might have to spend
washington, d.c., next. eric: welcome back to kcci. to commitment 2016 news now, where controversial comments continue to take headlines in the race for the white house. elizabeth: nikole killion joins us live from washington. and nikole, this time it's senator ted cruz who's turning heads. nikole: this week ted cruz said the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are democrats. that's something fact-checkers at politifact and the washington post jumped on giving it a mostly false and 4 pinocchios respectively. cruz who's seeing a rise in the polls is taking aim at republican rival donald trump saying he doesn't believe trump will be the nominee. in new hampshire last night, trump took a more personal tone telling the crowd he sometimes feels a little guilty for not serving in the vietnam war. >> i had friends that served, and they're very proud of it and some are no longer with us because of the fact that they
and they're very brave in many ways. nikole: donald trump is back on the campaign trail again this evening with a rally in virginia -- in a virginia. eric: nikole, there's a new 2016 poll out this morning what does it show? nikole: it shows trump still on top and gaining. according to quinnipiac, he leads the pack with 27% support from gop voters, followed by marco rubio who moved up to the number two spot. ben carson fades to number three, tied with ted cruz at 16%. also interesting to note, hillary clinton and bernie sanders lead trump i several points. elizabeth: interesting numbers. we understand hillary clinton
nikole: this is interesting. the state department released more e-mails from hillary clinton's time as a secretary of state. if you have them show she was eyeing her perspective democratic competition. for instance she reportedly requested that an aide print out details from a gossip blog about a joe biden -- about joe biden. reception with promintent democrats. also an article about jim webb. he has since gotten out of the race. eric: nikole killion, live in washington for us. elizabeth: coming up at 5:30, getting into the holiday spirit. what one iowa town is doing to celebrate their progress. and how another family got creative in setting up their
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elizabeth: standoff arrest. the late night situation that ended peacefully. why police wanted to speak to this man. eric: plus downtown security concerns. the recent incident that's raising new questions. how officials are working towards a solution. elizabeth: and department under fire. the new calls from officials in chicago to investigate policing tactics. actions they've already taken in the city. >> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader.
elizabeth: good morning and welcome back. eric: ieric: i don't know about you guys but i had about 100 flakes total on top of my garbage can. shaina: but it wasn't easy snow to wipe off. metinka: there is just enough snow to make the roadway slippery. we are tracking from fort dodge to des moines over toward atoma, this band of snow has blossomed over the past hour but is moving out quickly. our algona camera -- it is like a winter wonderland up there this morning. about a half inch or less up there. our roads here are mainly just wet. showers move out by noon
and we have sunshine and 40's in your 8 day forecast. eric: taking a look at some big stories this morning. a late night stand-off ended tuesday night in dallas county. authorities found and arrested a person of interest in monday's double-homicide. michael wanchanic was spotted just after 6 tuesday evening at a casey's store in woodward. several miles of highway 141 were blocked off four nearly 5 hours. authorities found a vehicle matching the description of the suspect. wanchanic fled in the minivan before it died, stranding him on the highway. chad leonard: after about four hours of sitting out here in the cold, the suspect decided to give up and he ended it peacefully. eric: wanchanic is wanted for questioning in the double-murder of 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu. he lived with the couple, but was not related to them. heather's mother spoke exclusively with kcci about her loving daughter. deanna dunn: she was a good mother. she loved her kids very much. she was
all around. eric: tuesday night friends and family held a candlelight vigil. they gathered at the pedestrian bridge just down the street from their home to remember howard and belieu. elizabeth: des moines police are still searching for a suspect in sunday's deadly shooting on court avenue. the shooting is one of a number of incidents sparking security concerns in that area. the city does not operate its own security cameras there. but investigators
are reviewing surveillance video from inside private businesses. the downtown community alliance says it is looking for ways to improve downtown security. local dentist shawn kerby is under investigation after federal drug agents searched his home and office. last year, his license was placed on probation for two years and he was fined him $2,500. the penalties came after he was charged with indiscriminately prescribing or dispensing drugs and failed to keep records. the state dental board found
patients he had not seen for an exam in over a year. shaina: right now, a new call to investigate the chicago police department. this comes after the release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. the illinois attorney general is asking the justice department to look into the police to see whether they violated federal and constitutional law. for days, protestors have taken to the streets and city hall in response to video of the 2014 shooting. meanwhile the mayor of chicago has fired the police superintendent and created a new task force for police accountability. defense secretary ash carter says more u.s. special forces will be deployed to syria to take on isis. the team is expected to be based in northern iraq. it will include assault teams and other units. secretary carter told lawmakers the force will be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture militant leaders. and baltimore police officer william porter is set to face a jury in the first trial in the death of freddie gray. the 12 jurors will be seated
could also be heard. porter has pleaded not guilty to all of his charges, including manslaughter. he's just one of six officers charged in the case. eric: it kind of looks like the metro is getting a little bit of snow. metinka: it is accumulating a little bit especially on grass. moderate snow from ankeny through johnston, urbandale. it is moving southeast and will be with us for the next couple of hours and it extends back to work pocahontas and fort dodge. it will move out of here by noon and we will have improving conditions this afternoon. temperatures will stay chilly heading for 37. although sunshine would be welcome. we have that and warmer temperatures coming up in your forecast. eric: around iowa this morning, cedar rapids is a little more festive. tuesday night, the city of five seasons, as they call themselves, lit the first of five trees for the season. the cedar rapids metro economic alliance held the tree lighting
mercy medical center. this is the first year the economic alliance will light five trees. officials say it's to celebrate the progress the districts have made. philip wasta: it's a way for us to do something for the community. to do something that raises the recognition for the medquarter to draw people into the district. we want to let them know that we're in the community, part of the community, supporting the community. eric: tree lightings are also scheduled this week in four other cedar rapids neighborhoods. elizabeth: in cedar falls, the fire department has some new helmet cameras that will soon be put to use. the department recently purchased three of them with hopes of getting more in the future. the cameras will be able to withstand a high level of heat. the chief believes they will help with investigations and training. fire chief john schilling: it's just another tool in our tool box that could help us figure out what started a fire, what caused a fire, if it's suspicious. if it's not and then furthermore
analysis, things like that. elizabeth: the chief says the cameras cost less than $300 each. firefighters plan to start using them sometime in january. still ahead on kcci, up in flames. the hot christmas toy that has the ability to explode. what one family lost from this popular item. eric: and help from the troopers. the fun way this family set up for christmas. pretty cool. alyx: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.
>> 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, they are tracking snow on the radar from fort dodge down through the metro. tracking to the southeast. watch for this to make a few of the roadways slippery especially near fort dodge where roads are slightly cooler. in the metro hours are mainly wet feeling chilly. a brisk northwest wind makes it feel like it is in the teens and 20's. grab a coat especially if you have to dust off the car. snow will move out by noon, we severe. just a dusting to a half inch of accumulation. sunshine.
highs could be close to 50. eric: sounds good. new this morning, billions of dollars are lost every year in credit and debit card fraud. shaina: tis the season for online shopping, but that is responsible for a good amount of fraud. elizabeth: alyx sacks went to the experts. and alyx, what can someone do to protect themselves? alyx: it's all about getting control back into the consumer. these criminals are constantly looking for a weak link to try and steal information. there are several steps you can take to keep your accounts secure. the first step is looking into what's available. todd pietzsch: many financial institutions including becu have mobile apps now that have the alert functionality built in so you can set up an alert to see and manage all of your accounts across financial institutions. we're seeing that this option is coming but a lot of people are unaware that the functionality might be out there or how to go
>> it is highly recommended. chase, bank of america, verifies express. alerts you can manage. anytime there's a purchase on your card, an alert can be sent to your mobile device even when the car isn't hasn't which is key and online shopping. i would tell you how much is charged, where, and the date and how safe these apps are. they are safer than you think. sent to a secure location. coming up, just how big is the problem? how much is lost in the u.s. alone due to fraud. live in the studio alyx sacks. kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. eric: we all use credit card so much these days. shaina: it's good to take those precautions. in the morning buzz today, we're seeing multiple instances of popular holiday gifts going up in flames. a kid in alabama was riding his hoverboard when it exploded.
flying across the yard. he says he is not sure of what caused the board to explode, but apparently it's not stopping the kid from getting another one. elizabeth: hope it doesn't happen again, i guess. and in louisiana, one family may be without a home because of the hot toy. jessica horne: i just seen sparks, like shhhhh, like shooting like a firework. and before i had time to even say that it was on fire, the house was on fire. the screaming the entire middle , of the board, just poof. i mean it just literally exploded. eric: that is not good. elizabeth: four people and two dogs were home when they say the hoverboard caught on fire while charging. so far, neither company has recalled the products. but the parents are warning people to use caution if they get a hoverboard for christmas. that is scary. shaina: that may not be worth it. don't buy your kids exploding gifts. eric: well we are a little more
the biggest movies of the year: "star wars." and although the storm troopers are still the bad guys, they were the good guys in missouri. the storm troopers helped a family set up their christmas tree. they positioned the action figures at various stages of the set up, rolling out the red carpet, setting up the stand, raising the tree. and even appearing to carefully review the instructions. then they unveiled the tree to darth vader himself, and posed for a victory shot at the top. it takes a while to set up a christmas tree especially if you're getting all of the shots. elizabeth: and mark zuckerberg is a new dad and is celebrating with a pledge to give billions of dollars to a new mission. shaina: zuckerberg announced on facebook that his wife priscilla chan gave birth to the couple's daughter maxima chan zuckerberg early last week. in announcing their daughter's birth, the couple also pledged to donate 99% of their facebook stock, which is worth about $45 billion. it will go to "during our lives"
human potential. eric: can't even imagine. eric: well, an oklahoma police officer made quite the unusual transport. a miniature donkey named squishy. the officer responded to a call regarding a donkey on the loose in the city. and to ensure the safety of the animal, he drove the donkey to a nearby home for safe keeping. officers say that squishy was only in police custody for about 4 miles. and the officer says he was happy to help. and apparently he is now cleaned up. shaina: i can't imagine how many terrible puns the were. elizabeth: thanks for being with us this morning, we will take a look outside to our downtown
>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: we are waking up to a bit of snow. this is a look where the snow is starting to accumulate on the grass. no severe winter weather is expected. the heaviest band extends toward pleasant hill and toward bondurant and the southeast.
back toward fort dodge. this will all be moving right through central iowa through the morning hours. it has been affecting us for a couple of days now. by midmorning the system will wind down for the couple of left of her flurries and by noon it should be east of i-35. they are expecting a half inch or less. it might be just enough to slow you down. some roadways might be slippery and visibility could be reduced. right now the latest conditions are showing slightly covered road across portions of north-central iowa so be careful if you're getting an early start. wind chills are a bit of an issue. feels like teens and 20's out there. you will need warmer cuts and mittens especially with an early start. kind of a pretty morning, 33 in des moines with northwest wind at nine. half an inch or less of snow
the next several days, the snow will melt away with highs jumping quickly into the 40's tomorrow and warmer yet with friday and saturday near 50 degrees. that is 10 degrees warmer than it should be. the quiet weather extends all the way to the middle part of next week with highs far above average. elizabeth: let's check in with shaina for a look at traffic. any issues? shaina: things are looking good. you may have snow to dust off your car. not really icy, so it shouldn't slow you down too much. we have this mobile speed units at east mckinley from the des moines police department and a polk county unit at 1300 northwest 66th avenue. ankeny at 800 northeast 90th street. elizabeth: coming up on kcci. how the campaign to put babies
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elizabeth: welcome back. on the health alert. there may be a link between early-stage brain and heart disease. doctors analyzed data from relatively healthy adults and found patients whose blood showed evidence of heart disease also had a decrease in brain volume. researchers say the link can tell us more about disease development as people age. and putting newborns to sleep on their backs may be helping lower
syndrome. researchers say the campaign against putting babies to sleep on their stomachs has contributed to a 71% drop in sids over 30 years. other factors include better neonatal care and increased breast feeding. eric: women with dense breast tissue might not be at greater risk of cancer as previously thought. researchers looked at mammograms of women over 50 and found almost equal cancer rates for women with dense breasts and those with lower density tissue. doctors say cancer in dense breast tissue is more difficult to see on a mammogram. women with dense breasts are advised to get additional screenings. elizabeth: today on "ellen", "scandal" star darby stanchfield stops by. she talks about ellen being her bff. eric: and she talks about seeing ellen's billboard everyday on the way to work. plus, they talk about darby's hair behind the scenes. >> i don't have as good or bad hair days.
always roll my hair up. i have these photos of me in various rollers, the last one i am totally exhausted in. when i have coffee, that is like first thing in the morning. most of the time, my hair looks perfect on "scandal". eric: ellen also gifts darby with a portrait that she must secretly get on "scandal", and if it makes it, ellen will donate $10,000 to darby's favorite charity. there's a picture, we will see if it makes it on. plus anna faris chats with ellen about her family's holiday plans. it's the most wonderful time of the year today on "ellen" right here on kcci at 4:00. elizabeth: then tonight on kcci. catch all new episodes of "survivor", "criminal minds", and the new medical drama "code black." followed by "kcci 8 news at 10." and a new episode of "the late late show with james corden." eric: kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news. here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. alyx: tis the season for an uptick in payment fraud.
safe, straight ahead. shaina: a shakeup in chicago, why protesters are saying the firing of one city official is not enough. metinka: we have a few snowflakes left over but they will move out as mother nature cooks up a warm-up in the forecast. eric: thanks for being with us, central iowa. take it easy on the roads. mostly fluffy flakes but there could be slick spots so be aware.
see the moisture >> you're watching kcci eight news. eric: a person of interest found. a man wanted for questioning and a double homicide is in police custody th morning. where officers caught up with him. elizabeth: how many more troops the pentagon plans to send it to iraq and syria to combat the islamic state.