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>> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: new information's running last night stand off in the man wanted for the murder of a des moines couple. at least 30 officers were involved when murder suspect engaged authorities in a nearly
several miles of highway 141 were blocked off while police negotiated with the suspect to eventually surrendered peacefully. it started earlier in the evening around 6:00 when the man wanted in connection with two murders was spotted at a key season woodward. police caught up with him along highway 141 after his van broke down. authorities say he's been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. he will have his first court appearance tomorrow morning. salt trucks hitting roads across the metro after a dusting of snow overnight. all the work helped keep roads wet for the most part during this morning's commute. but here were a few slick spots the caused some minor fender benders. the good news, sunshine is on the way. let's check in with metinka for a first check on when we can expect that. metinka: i think it is heavily
it is pretty and that it melts away quickly. this is what it looks like at the iowa state campus in ames. roads and sidewalks are fine. a little snow holding tight to the roots and trees and grassy surfaces. that will melt away as temperatures climb above freezing across much of central iowa. 36 in des moines and we are waiting for the clearing to take place. the snow has stopped falling and it could be a straight flurry through early afternoon. in the clouds will begin to break up. we have hopes of seeing if you will still feel like winter with highs of 39. starting out tomorrow we will need a bundle up with a thick coat and mittens. temperatures starting at only in the 20's. we are heading towards sunshine tomorrow and a warm-up begins with highs jimmy back into the 40's. -- jumping back into the 40's. mollie: turning to news from around the state now. thousands of pigs have died in a fire at a hog confinement in wellman in southeast iowa. washington county authorities say the fire broke out around 9:45 last night. company officials say that no
an estimated pigs were killed. 4000the building is considered a total loss. to fort dodge where amanda's been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, as well as position of pictures depicting bcl he. -- bestiality. he was pulled over with more than 30 pounds of pot in october. he was charged with possession of drug. finale and marijuana. -- drug paraphernalia and marijuana. tis the season for an uptick in credit and debit card fraud. but experts we talked with say the first step to staying safe is giving control back to the consumer. >> if you use the tools that are out there for you to manage your account and monitor your accounts you're going to be the , one that's in control and not the fraudsters. mollie: apps on a mobile device help monitor your balance more frequently, which is highly recommended.
manage. officials say any kind is a purchase on your card, an alert can be sent to your mobile device. even when the card isn't present as in the case of online shopping. experts say apps are safer than you may think since they are encrypted and are sent through a secure location. the u.s. defense secretary says a new team of special operations troops is headed to iraq to fight isis, but they might not be entirely welcome. charlie d'agata has the latest from london. reporter: the united states is about to take the fight to isis on the ground. the pentagon has announced about 200 special operations forces will be deployed to the northern iraqi city. from there they will conduct raids in both iraq and syria. defense secretary ashton carter told congress the new forces
>> it takes advantage of a we are good at inputs everybody on notice. reporter: in a bid to save face and into the iraqis themselves, iraq's prime minister says his forces were capable of defeating isis without the help of foreign combat troops. secretary of state john kerry says the iraqis were fully briefed. >> we will continue to work very closely with our iraqi partners on exactly who would be employed, where they would be deployed. reporter: the iraqi military appears poised to face a critical test. the take back of the city of ramadi. announcements of warned civilians to evacuate their homes immediately. while isis militants are threatening to kill anybody who tries. mollie: to another front in the war on terror. french police raided a mosque about 20 miles east of paris today. police seized weapons and a computer containing jihadist
police took one person into custody following today's raids, while nine others were put under house arrest and 22 banned from leaving france. former national security adviser sandy berger has died. berger helped craft president bill clinton's second-term foreign policy and later got in trouble over mishandling classified documents. he was 70 years old. a jury could be seated as soon -- in the manslaughter trial of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. gray's death from injuries suffered in a police van last april sparked several days of protests and unrest over the summer. still to come at noon, is something most parents need but might be too expensive for many to afford. also, how new testing on the water in rio de janeiro points
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five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist metinka slater. mollie: with more parents working full time, childcare is a necessity for many. but as karina mitchell reports, the rising costs of caring for
out. reporter: when three-month old connor was born, first-time parents were not ready for the high cost of childcare. >> we did not expect childcare to be more expensive than my rent. it would be the most expensive item in our budget right now. reporter: since they can't afford day care come they were opposite schedules so they can watch their son at home. >> we never get to see each other with him -- her working overnights in the working days. reporter: according to the bureau of labor statistics, the cost of nursery school in childcare has written 160% since 1990. another study finds childcare can cost more than housing. and 33 states it is pricier than the annual in-state tuition at a four-year public college. more millennial's working and raising young children have felt the drive of both the demand and
cbs financial costs -- analysts say a pretax spending account and your job can cut down the cost. the irs provides tax credits or day care spending. >> probably going to be saving several hundred dollars a year by using one of these pretax plans. so if you combine that with the idea that you are going to be using the tax code to help you out, we can get into the thousands of dollars a year. something connor's parents say they will look into. karina mitchell for cbs news. mollie: according to the survey, childcare costs can account for 30% of a family's budget and much of the country. new testing carried out for the associated press reveals no improvement in the filthy waterways of brazil's olympic venue. in fact the contamination, which has been likened to raw sewage, extends farther out than previously known. rio de janeiro hosts the summer
contamination may force the brazilian city to give up hosting 2016 olympic events planned at iconic beach venues. closer to home almost every week , this season the iowa hawkeyes have been the rodney dangerfield of college football. and even now with a 12-0 record the hawkeyes continue to get no respect going into saturdays big 10 conference championship game against michigan state. iowa is a three and a half point underdog against the spartans. and, as if they needed more bulletin board material, nationally syndicated host paul finebaum says iowa has a quote "zero chance to win it all," saying iowa just hasn't played anybody. that's funny because the players remember playing 12 times this fall and winning them all. >> especially if the -- in the big ten, if you don't come to play it doesn't matter you play. you have the opportunity to lose. they have seen it and we have seen it and there are a lot of teams with a records don't show how good of a team they truly
>> they might be the best team we've played strip we played a lot of good teams. nebraska is a good team, minnesota is a good team. there are a lot of teams. everyone is a good opponent. michigan state is a really good opponent as well. mollie: win in indianapolis this saturday and the hawkeyes will earn their shot to compete for a national championship. game time is just after 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 indianapolis as the hawkeyes get ready for the spartans. join us starting at 8:00 p.m., you'll hear from fans, players and big 10 coach of the year kirk ferentz leading up to saturday's game. we are looking forward to sunshine returning in the forecast. how soon? metinka: the clouds are already breaking up across the state so we will see some peaks of some this afternoon. it will be like winter with
we will have been bundling up early tomorrow morning with temperature starting the low 20's. readings will recover nicely because of that sunshine. back into the 40's and a lot of that snow will be melting away. early this morning we did have the bands of snow moving through central iowa with the heaviest snow between about five in's -- 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. look at what is happening here across eastern iowa. that hold in the clouds and quiet weather upstream. we will stitch together several nice days in a row. we are waiting on the sunshine. they clearing line is getting ready to enter polk county and we will see some clearing across southwest iowa to. just a few leftover in between. our webcam showing some blue skies already and no snow on the ground up and algona. looks like the clouds are beginning to thin out a little bit in the roads are a little slushy. sidewalks have a little bit of snow next to them. temperatures are warming above
not too bad. overnight lows tonight will cause everything the re-freeze. if you see something that is slushy now, get ready for it to be icy later on. single digits to the northwest, 20's in central iowa. we might even see a little bit of fog. tomorrow looks like a pleasant day overall. in des moines this morning we had snow sticking to the grass and now it is all melted away. 36 degrees and the roads are looking a little bit damp or wet in a few locations. weaver brisk wind from the northwest. keep those warm coats handy today. heading to highs of around 30 degrees. there may be as straight flurry across southeast iowa but all the accumulating snows are done with for today. bottoming out at 24 here in des moines. watch for some fact -- patchy fog because of all the low-level moisture. temperatures will be colder up across northern iowa. bundle up early tomorrow but by the afternoon you will not need as many layers. 42 in des moines the plenty of sunshine and not much wind.
and better as we head towards the weekend. highs close to 50 degrees on friday and saturday. these temperatures may be a little conservative. you might be even warmer than this. as we head towards next week the weather stays nice and quiet. what a great stretch of days weather-wise. sunshine in the forecast and highs running above average in the 40's and overnight lows hovering close to freezing. mollie: thanks. pay it forward. that is the goal of a very special leadership scholarship for women wanting to attend waldorf college and horse city. thanks to my guest today. you are a board member of trustees and also vice president of waldorf. tell us about the scholarship. guest: i'm so excited about the cooley girls scholarship because it's a passion might help young women move themselves forward and be taught interpersonal and leadership skills. when i was young i needed mentors. especially young women going into college.
that is what waldorf college can offer them through this scholarship. mollie: it would be pretty much going to school for free. tell us about who you are looking for. guest: it's up to full scholarships. it's also based on women with leadership potential. they will have to have a membership to a curricular organization and be a part of that club. mollie: you are seeing some of them on the screen now. honors, stem biology. what does this mean? . guest: as they go through the clubs we will teach him how to lead. lead teens in the interactive with each other. have a support group. that is so important when you go to college. we want them to have a mom away from home and i want to be that mother for them. to be that support group. i work for the president of waldorf college and we team up any with them regularly. we are -- we talk about things that have happened in our lives that were successes and failures. things they don't need to do and
mollie: there is a deadline coming up. how to get more information and the deadline? guest: we would like all applications to be in by the end of the year. waldorf.edu/cooley. a 200-250 word essay on the passion of the organization the chose. mollie: your success? what of you done? you have authored books? guest: yes, i'm one of those it had learned the hard way. we built our college and our family on. i had to work my way up in it and a lot of things to do and not to do. i just have such a passion to help young women move forward at a young age. don't wait until they are older. when they get out of college they will be excellent at getting a job. excellent and doing a resume. ready to move forward and it will be in the top wants to be picked. mollie: let's hope we reach some people.
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cindy is program coordinator and she is a agreement counselor -- bereavement counselor. thank you for coming in today. let's start with you, amanda the panda. what is your organization and how important is it during the holidays? guest: amanda the panda is a place for anyone can go. we serve the whole family. we are a grief center that offers pierce support -- peer support. a way for people to connect on their journey. no matter what kind of lost they have had. we are just a home they can find a soft place to land. mollie: you deal with the whole family. guest: holidays can be really rough and we are grieving. the holidays
in general, we all get a little stressed and overextended. when you are grieving you have little energy. it is hard work to lean into your feelings and create the new normal without that person in your life.
-- hci? how do you work with amanda the panda? guest: we just brought them into the pan under our umbrella. we absorbed them. we are able to support the entire lifespan from children, families, patients who might be a little bit older. their spouses and things like that. mollie: give us some tips on how we can get through this next month with coping. i know there are some suggestions for all of us. guest: the primary suggestion is to plan ahead and have a good communication. sometimes we don't know what's important to one person is first tradition or what they want to do for the holiday. they can be very different from someone else. and especially children. they don't always
tell us unless we ask. " what are some things you are looking forward to and because we don't have as much energy we can let go or new traditions we can come up with?" mollie: talk about feelings as
guest: it's important to talk about feelings whether it is a loved one, family, or going to support groups through hci, amanda the panda or places of worship. they provide support groups but it is important to talk about those things and get those things out. mollie: and remember loved ones, most importantly. how do we do that and not feel so stressed out? guest: i think it's important that if you feel a tradition was important for the above one you can continue that tradition without them. or start new ones. you can also light a candle or share a memory of them going around the dinner table. mollie: we have talked about the elephant in the
room. guest: it takes a lot of energy to pretend like things have not changed and to a knowledge is difficult and will be a hard day. and letting the tears flow as well as the laughter. and just working with them. bringing that grief to christmas
also just little things are fun for kids. maybe a stocking with a person's favorite candy. even if the chair. some families but that share in
the table and nothing needs to be said. just a way of bringing their memory to the table. mollie: you have more information for all the help and you do have workshops and here counseling groups. amandathepanda.org. thank you both for coming in and happy holidays to you. 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.
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] mollie: dig out the sunglasses because rumor has it we will need them. metinka: finally some sunny days are in the forecast. it's just what the doctor ordered. this afternoon we will see a few peeks of sunshine. the clouds are slowly getting out of your but it will feel when three with a high of 39. tomorrow morning is a shock to the system. 24 to start with and ending up in the 40's. mollie: looks pretty good. thanks for joining us today.
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