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shootings. >> i have no idea, i have no idea why would he do that, why would he do something like this. eric: in shock, the brother-in-law of one of the shooters speaks out. police piece together a timeline of the events overnight. they may have a possible motive but can't rule out what's on everyone's minds. >> we have not ruled out terrorism. eric: complete coverage ahead this thursday morning on kcci. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: good morning, everyone, and thanks for waking up with kcci. i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: i'm eric hanson. a lot of news to get to but first we want to help you plan your day. metinka, we understand warmer temperatures are actually on the way. metinka: we could definitely use a warm-up. we have wind this morning in algona at zero. as you are getting the kids ready for school, you are going to need the warm coats and that
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recess, they will not need to bundle up quite as much. had it for highs today near 44 degrees, a light breeze and plenty of sunshine. elizabeth: thanks, metinka. and we do want to get to those new developments in the california mass shooting. the police chief says he's reasonably comfortable that the two shooters are dead. they have been identified as a county employee and his wife. they were killed in a police gunbattle. police say they are the ones who killed 14 and wounded 17 at a social service center, during a holiday party. nikole killion is in our washington bureau. nikole, what else did we learn overnight? nikole: elizabeth, the fbi is trying to figure out whether this was terrorism or workplace shooting. chaos in california, after a heavily armed couple opened fire at a holiday banquet at a social services center outside of los angeles. >> we are still searching that motive component of it. nikole: police identified the
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27-year-old tashfeen malik and 28-year-old syed rizwan farook, whose brother-in-law was in shock. >> i have no idea why would he do that. nikole: the pair were killed in a shootout with authorities after a massive search for their suv. a fake bomb thrown at officials during the chase. >> i will tell you right now we do not know if this is a terrorist incident. nikole: president obama, who was briefed on the incident, renewed calls for gun control legislation. pres. obama: the one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world, and there's some steps we can take. nikole: the president is pushing for common sense gun safety laws and stronger background checks. in washington, nikole killion, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: the mass shooting happened about 60 miles east of los angeles. emmy victor is here with more on how iowans are reacting to the shooting. emmy? emmy: elizabeth, iowans say
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all too common. as the tragedy unfolded in san bernardino, iowans offer their compassion. if you spend just a few minutes in the downtown skywalk, one will find the sentiment in the west coast is mirrored here in the heartland. iowans we spoke with after the shooting say it's sad the term active shooter is becoming part of our vocabulary. >> everywhere we keep hearing of all these things that happen, you know, all these shooters and everything. >> this looks like non-stop. it's happening every now and then. the government is doing nothing about it. i'm just pissed off this is happening every now and then. it could happen here. emmy: a mass shooting is defined as an incident with four or more people injured or killed by gunfire. "the washington post" reports san bernardino marks the 355th mass shooting this year. that is nearly as many as calendar days. this is the worst mass shooting with the highest number a
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26 people were killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. eric: more stories developing overnight. army officials have now confirmed that two pilots were killed in rural tennessee. their two-seat helicopter crashed near fort campbell during a routine training mission. the helicopter was actually found in a river bottom and was on fire when first responders arrived. the cause of the crash still being investigated. fort campbell is located on the kentucky-tennessee border, about 60 miles from nashville. overnight, more airstrikes launched against syria. britain's ministry of defense says its jets struck at oil facilities there. this just hours after parliament voted britain to join allies in bombing isis. there was no immediate assessment of the results of the strikes. there were anti-war protests outside of parliament. also overnight, a south african appeals court has convicted oscar pistorius of murder. this ruling overturns the lower court's conviction on the lesser charge of manslaughter for
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back in 2013. the ruling was delivered by a five-judge appeals court. pistorius killed reeva steenkamp the morning of valentine's day. he insisted he thought she was an intruder behind a door in his home. elizabeth: more big stories this morning, michael wanchanic will make his first court appearance this morning in des moines. he's charged with two counts of first degree murder. on monday, police say 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu were killed in their home on center street in des moines. the criminal complaint alleges wanchanic took the gun from his stepmother's room, then shot howard and belieu multiple times while they were asleep in bed. their 5-week-old baby was asleep in heather's arm when she was killed. several negotiators helped to end a standoff with wanchanic tuesday night. his van broke down after a short chase on highway 141 near woodward, northwest of des moines. officials say even though he had a gun, that was not a big threat and they say there was time to
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>> we're listening to what this person has to say and we're listening to what they say and trying to give them positive alternatives to end a situation peacefully. elizabeth: the standoff did end peacefully. wanchanic gave up because he was cold. and have you gotten your letter yet? this week, des moines residents finally started receiving letters about the franchise fee refunds. the letters are being sent out to people who were midamerican customers between september 1, 2004 to may 26, 2009. the move comes following a long court battle focusing on the city charging gas and electric customers an additional fee that was not allowed. those wanting a refund will have to submit a claim before april 28 of next year. eric: it is 6:06. as you get up, the temperatures are kind of all over the place across iowa. metinka: do not let the cold start for you, it is going to be
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in des moines, we lost another degree and we are down to 25. the coldest spot in the state is to the northwest in sioux city. headed to the 30's and the north, the 40's across the mid-heart and southern part of the state. tomorrow, highs near 50 degrees. elizabeth: with eight interceptions and 12 wins, desmond king is one of the five finalists for the walter camp football foundation player of the year in college football. eric: the junior cornerback for the hawkeyes has tied for first in the nation for picks and he also tied an iowa record. other finalists for the award are alabama's derrick henry, standford's christian mccaffrey, clemson quarterback deshaun watson and oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield. the award winner will be announced december 10 on espn. the last two winners of the award went on to win the heisman as well.
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and now iowa has a shot to raise one more trophy this weekend and advance to the college football playoff. saturday will be the fifth ever big ten title game. of those five games michigan , state has been to three of them. iowa is making its first trip to the title game but don't expect any big game jitters from the hawks. >> we've been in that environment. we've played in a lot of big games historically. and this team has played in some big games this year. so you know what it really gets down to is, it's another game, it's important but it's another game. >> we just can't get too excited, can't get too big of a head, don't get caught up in the lights and glamour and everything about being in a championship game. it's just the next game on your schedule. you know, if we were to win the game then we can celebrate and be even more excited after that. but we got something to prove right now. eric: saturday's game in indianapolis against michigan state kicks off at 7:17. you can catch that game on fox. elizabeth: tomorrow night leading up to the big 10
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preview special right here on kcci. sports director andy garman will be live in indianapolis as the hawkeyes get ready to take on michigan state. hear from fans, players, and coach ferentz leading up to saturday's game. join us for an hour starting at 8:00 p.m. eric: this little guy has a new lease on life with two new legs. the story that so many of you are 'clicking' online, along with this rather unusual holiday display. where you can find it and the inspiration for it, ahead. elizabeth: and taking a hard line on soft drinks. the change one restaurant is taking for your child's health.elizabeth: -- eric: across the metro, we have no problems out there. green conditions everywhere. mobile speed units, southeast
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northwest 6th avenue in ankeny, and northwest 94th avenue. a good morning as we head out. take a live look at i-35/80 at earlham road.
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this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: you are waking up to a pretty chilly start this thursday, especially to the west. 18 degrees in fort dodge, 25 in des moines. ottumwa at 32. it is going to be a beautiful day, no matter how chilly you are starting out today. widespread sunshine is in the forecast along with warmer highs in the mid 40's. temperatures keep going upwards as we had to tomorrow and the weekend -- as we head to tomorrow and the weekend. no major weather headaches ahead in the next eight days. elizabeth: if you're just waking up, police in san bernardino, california say they're pretty
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this shootout with police are the two who opened fire at a social service center. one, a county employee who left the holiday party there after some sort of dispute. the other, his wife. police say 14 people were killed, and they are not ruling anything out at this point, including terrorism. more information as we get it throughout the morning. five new jersey 5th graders were detained by police on wednesday. they were allegedly plotting to attack a high school during a field trip. authorities say the students were caught when teachers and administrators found written plans on how the alleged attack would occur. the students have since been released to their parents and have all been suspended. no criminal charges have been filed at this point. and the secret service is getting some harsh criticism once again. a new government report calls them "an agency in crisis." over
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service facilities within the past decade. they have come under fire for several high profile incidents, including the fence jumper that made it all the way into the white house. they say budget cuts are partly to blame. eric: a cat with two brand new legs is getting a lot of attention in story county. meet vincent. he's a 3-year-old short hair. vincent was dropped off at the story county animal shelter when he was a kitten. he was missing bones in both of his back legs. the shelter reached out to a doctor at iowa state veterinary clinic services to see if they could help vincent get some prosthetic legs. it took about a year of x-rays, mri's and two surgeries, vincent can now get around the shelter on his own. >> it was scary. i'm not going to lie. it's a whole different thing knowing you're going to have metal poking out of your cat and then to see it. eric: as you can see in that video right now, vincent's legs are short. that's because he's working to
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they hope to fit him with longer prosthetic legs in the future to make it even easier for him. christmas decorations are starting to pop up all over, but check this out. doug churchill of des moines has taken his flock of flamingos and created quite a head-turner on westover boulevard, north of hickman on the city's west side. his display is complete with rudolph the red nosed flamingo and flamingo claus himself. he put it up three days ago and says people have been stopping to take a lot of pictures. >> a smile, a laugh, that's about it. i do it for fun. eric: just to bring people's day. churchill says he puts out themed flamingos for several other holidays as well. elizabeth: in economic news, stocks sank wednesday after the price of oil dropped 5%. the dow was down 158 points. the nasdaq lost 33. applebee's and i-hop are pulling -- the yahoo! board of directors is considering a major change. the board is looking at selling the struggling company's core internet business.
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mobile apps, and ad services could be no more. the ceo plans to reveal a plan next month to rid of the company of services that aren't making money. applebee's and i hop are pulling soda from their menus. -- from their kids menus. the move is the latest to trim back on soda consumption by children. adults will still be able to order soda for their kids though. the cdc reports childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years and roughly one kid in five is classified as obese. eric: how would you like to have a hot starbucks cut dutch cup delivered to your home on a cold day? well, that will soon be possible, only for people in the seattle area. starbucks and postmates are testing a piloting program. but they'll have to order more than one cup and maybe some food. the delivery charge is $5.99. elizabeth: convenience, you cannot beat it. let's get over to metinka at 6:17.
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it would be nice to have a drone bringing you a nice hot cup of coffee when you need it. the good news, most of the snow from yesterday has melted. temperatures are cool across northern and northwestern iowa. in central iowa, in the 20's. the warmest weather is off to the east where they have been underneath a blanket of cloud cover overnight. we have not seen widespread sunshine for several days but we will get a good dose of it this afternoon. if you have travel plans anywhere across the midwest, no major travel headaches. temperatures are looking pretty good, mid 40's in central iowa, mid-50's in kansas. right now in des moines, it is
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you will need to dress in layers, and maybe this afternoon a lighter jacket. the roads are dry, no precipitation for central iowa. patchy fog they be developing to the north. 44 degrees. overnight lows will still be chilly, just not as cold as last night. 29 in des moines, and watch for some patchy fog to develop to the north. tomorrow, headed for 49 degrees. over the weekend we could have a couple sprinkles saturday into sunday, and next weekend -- next week is looking pretty quiet. highs in the 40's to near 50 degrees, overnight lows close to freezing. toward next weekend, we will have our next chance of precipitation.
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elizabeth: let's take a quick check of traffic at -- out there this morning. green conditions, no accidents to report. we have mobile speed units you should keep in mind, 5900 southeast 5th street, 2300 indianola avenue, 7100 northwest 6th avenue, and 4200 northwest 94th avenue. we will take a live look out at the roads in just a minute,. this is a look at traffic, and things are moving along just fine. no need to worry about the slick spots like we had earlier this week. still ahead this morning we're , talking holiday shopping and year-end investing with financial planner kurt pearson. what you should do to make the most of your hard-earned money,
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>> coming up, tracking the investigation into the san bernardino shootings. norah o'donnell and others are
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elizabeth: welcome back to kcci. both black friday and cyber monday are now behind us, which means we are officially in the holiday shopping season. eric: kurt pearson from compass financial is with us this morning. can you tell any trends this year? kurt: the trend we have seen over the last several years is continuing. black friday shopping and brick-and-mortar stores continues to fall. then you look at cyber monday and you say, ok, how is that comparing. cyber monday sales are increasing but not enough to get the total back to a level where it once was. several experts have weighed in on this. some believe because discounts, in earlier, and the one day event is beginning to get water
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elizabeth: is the holiday shopping season really that big a deal for our economy? kurt: it is, it still represents a large part of our gdp. it is an important number that investors, stock traders, and so forth keep an i on so it is going to be very interesting this year to see what the total numbers are heading into january. most believe that with employment the fairly stable and increasing hiring is at a good pace, and with pay raises starting to show up in the economy, wage inflation beginning to peek, it could be a good year -- beginning to pa k, it could be a good year. eric: what should we be keeping in mind for invest at the end of the year -- investments at the end of the year?
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paying out extra distributions, how will that affect my taxes? especially as you start looking at the 401(k) statements heading into the end of the year, should i do some rebalancing? elizabeth: great advice as always. eric: if you are just waking up, police in san bernardino, california are fairly certain two suspects killed or those who opened fire at a christmas party. this man will appear in court
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>> he was at the party. he did leave the party early under some circumstances that were described as angry or something of that nature. eric: right now, new information . what happened in the moments before two people opened fire on a holiday party at a social services center in california. elizabeth: many are in mourning, praying, wondering why. it's one of the questions police are trying to answer this thursday morning, december 3. >> the most watched morning news
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this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. eric: also this half hour, because we need a reminder of the good in the world, the story of this birthday cake is so touching it's been shared thousands of times on facebook. you may have seen it on your feed yesterday. why it's inspiring so many ahead. welcome back, everyone i'm eric , hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge, along with metinka. metinka: finally, sunshine is back in the forecast and it will be with us for several days in a row. starting out a little chilly early this morning, but dress in layers. 25 here in des moines. we are watching a little bit of light fog developing and northwest iowa. heading for sunshine and 44 degrees. as we head toward tomorrow and
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keep getting better and better, with highs either side of 50 degrees. eric: you are waking up to several new developments overnight in the mass shooting in san bernardino, california. police just releasing the names of both suspects in the massacre that left 14 people dead and 17 injured. chris martinez reports, authorities are trying to figure out what led up to this. chris: authorities have revealed the identities of the two suspects they believe are responsible for the mass shooting at inland regional center. the pair, identified as 28-year-old syed rizwan farook and his wife, 27-year-old, tafsheen malik, fled the scene of the massacre in a black suv. both suspects died in a gun battle with police just two miles away from the shooting. inside the suv, investigators found assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns. >> based upon what we have seen and based upon how they were equipped, there had to have been some degree of planning that went into this. chris: officials say farook, an
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bernardino county, left a holiday party held for workers at the center in anger, then returned a short time later with malik, dressed in assault style clothing and armed with guns. people inside during the shooting describe a very chaotic scene. >> i was just numb. i was in just disbelief. i called my kids and said, there's a shooting here, the safe. chris: appearing with local muslim leaders, farook's brother-in-law condemned the attacks and expressed his remorse. >> i am very sad and deeply shocked that something like this could happen. chris: as the investigation continues to unfold, authorities have not ruled out terrorism as a motive. >> it is a possibility but we don't know that yet and we're not willing to go down that road yet. chris: authorities worked late into the night at the scene of the deadly shooting, after bomb squads found and detonated a suspicious pipe bomb device inside. chris martinez, cbs news san
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eric: all non-essential county offices in san bernardino will be closed today. elizabeth: also new into the newsroom overnight, paralympian oscar pistorius has been convicted of murder. a south african court overturned his manslaughter conviction, claiming there was a fundamental error in the previous judgment. the judge claims pistorius never offered an acceptable explanation for shooting his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he could now get another 15 years in prison. also breaking overnight, two pilots were killed when an army helicopter crashed in rural tennessee. the apache, out of fort campbell, was on a routine training mission when it went down. rescue crews found it in a river on fire. the crash is one of at least three army helicopter crashes that have occurred during training in the last month. and overnight, the u.k. stepped up the pressure on isis, launching an airstrike against the terror group in syria. the defense ministry is confirming four jets carried out the strike just hours after the
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approve the military action. the german parliament is also expected to approve a bigger military commitment against the islamic state. eric: now to today's big stories in central iowa, the suspect in a double murder is set to appear in court today. kcci's emmy victor is live in studio with the charges 39-year-old michael wanchanic is facing. what does not include this morning? emmy: eric, i will be there later today when wanchanic is formally charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu. the criminal complaint says wanchanic shot them as they slept on monday. belieu was holding her 5-week-old baby, who survived. wanchanic was caught tuesday night after a several hours-long standoff in the middle of highway 141. several negotiators helped to and that standoff. -- and that standoff. a team from the dallas county sheriff, the iowa state patrol, and the urbandale police department spent four hours talking to michael wanchanic. his van broke down after a short
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woodward, just northwest of des moines. officials say even though he had a gun, that was not a big threat, and that there was time to talk instead of shoot. >> if we have some good communications skills, hopefully we can build some trust and try to influence behavior to a positive direction. emmy: in the end, it did end peacefully. wanchanic gave up because he was -- because of the cold weather, and no one was hurt at the scene. again, he will appear in court today. watch for that later this morning at kcci.com. reporting in the studio, emmy victor, kcci eight news. elizabeth: this morning, a fort dodge teenager is facing charges for possession of child porn and bestiality pictures after a drug raid at his home. 18-year-old nicholas loftus also faces drug charges. police were tipped off to loftus after they raided his brother's home back in october. bryce loftus and tyler cervene were stopped by nebraska police. troopers there found 33 bags of marijuana in their vehicle.
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colorado to sell. it has been a decade-long saga, the battle over des moines' illegal franchise fee and now a final chapter is finally beginning. this week, midamerican utility customers who lived in des moines between 2004 and 2009 started receiving notices in the mail telling them how much their refund will be from the franchise fee class action lawsuit. after you get your notice, you have until the end of april to file your claim. weather -- looking ahead at the kcci day -- eric: so many lights. elizabeth: how you will shop in the future.
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metinka: good morning. grab the warm coat as you are heading out today, 25 now in des moines, 26 in ames, and colder to the northwest. eastern iowa, you are still under a blanket of cloud cover. ottumwa, waking up to 32 degrees. widespread sunshine in the forecast. temperature is at noon time will be in the upper 30's. 44, the high temperature today, and the temperatures keep
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weekend with highs either side of 50 degrees. those warmer temperatures will stick with us until the middle part of next week, as well as the sunshine. elizabeth: the shootings in california on the minds of many at last night's capitol tree lighting in washington, d.c. eric: house speaker paul ryan held a moment of silence and then offered a few words. rep. ryan: we have raised up this tree for all of the country to see. and let this tree be a source of warmth in the cold, a sign of good doings and good cheer. let it be a light in the darkness, here in our capitol. eric: then the tall 74-foot spruce lit up the night. this year's tree came from the chugach national forest in alaska. the ornaments on it were handcrafted by children and others in alaska as well. elizabeth: a tree lighting also held last night in new york city's rockefeller center. the 10-ton tree is covered in 45,000 led lights and 5 miles of wire.
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lighting. no umbrellas or backpacks were allowed. streets were closed and people were kept behind police barricades. after the holidays, the tree will be milled into lumber for habitat for humanity. eric: back here in iowa, a christmas display in vinton may be worth the drive. heidi kopmen and her family has been doing this for 50 years now. look at that. they put a lot of work into it, adding more and more lights every year. they're up 32,000 right now. kopmen says the electric bill understandably can get high, but the free will donation box kind of helps. she calls it a labor of love. >> i've always enjoyed it because it's everything i've ever known. it has never been a christmas without it. eric: those lights are on every night until 9:30 during the week the display will come down on december 27. elizabeth: a neat tradition.
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when we'll put those gifts under the tree. elizabeth: we've talked about cyber monday already and the staggering sales. shopper spent about three billion dollars. eric: many shoppers seem to prefer online shopping as opposed to the in-store shopping. and many are now web-rooming, meaning they research online, then go to the physical store to actually make the purchase. companies are now working on some futuristic shopping technology using your online shopping history to tailor the experience you have in the store. >> as i peruse the merchandise, and i hit one of the begins, the screen will become personalized to me. as i walk toward the department, you'll notice that this particular light box has lit up with this shoe. eric: which is maybe what he wanted to shop for. the technology isn't there quite yet but experts say consumers are used to getting things fast and easy online, and they want that same experience in stores. so things like reviews and ratings will one day be
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elizabeth: you want to be able to do your research before you make a purchase. so you may have seen a post on facebook about another unique shopping experience. a michigan woman, lisa aldrich, went to pick up a birthday cake and asked a worker to write on the cake. she thanked the worker, took the cake to the cashier, and then later actually looked at it. workers gathered around and then one thanked lisa for being so nice to the cake decorator, who normally stocks shelves and has autism. >> so i thought i should probably share something just because i think just being nice matters when you don't know the story behind a situation. it's always good to just be nice first. eric: people can kind of have an jerk elbow reaction. lisa says it just goes to show that kindness counts. her cake photo and the story have been shared around the world more than 120,000 times. it may not be the most perfect cake. elizabeth: but it had to be such
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we need a nice, uplifting story. taking a live to i-235 at keo way. a couple cars getting an early start, but no problems. metinka will tell us when to expect the warmer temperatures. >> norah o'donnell and a team of correspondence are in southern california tracking the investigation into the san bernardino shooting. we are hearing from witnesses and learning more about the
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presidenty >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it is a beautiful star to our thursday, a little on the chilly side. check out our algona school can. you do not have much snow left, just a little on the curbside. temperatures are really cold to the north and northwest of the
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warmer 30's are off to the east because they have been under that blanket of cloud cover. the cloud cover is shrinking and heading off to the east. we will finally see some sunshine. the system that has been bothering us is heading off to the east and weakening. good news if you have travel plans anywhere in the midwest today. temperatures are looking good, mid 40's for central and southern iowa. as you head toward kansas, temperatures in the 50's today and some of those 50's will be spreading to southern iowa to mark. -- tomorrow. right now, it is feeling a little chilly. 25 degrees in des moines. we have clear skies and the roads are dry, no precipitation to worry about, just a little bit of light fog in northwest iowa. the breeze will be coming out of
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a great day to hit the bike trails today and tomorrow, with highs close to 50 degrees. the weather looks great. as we go toward next week, high temperatures are looking fabulous with r%adings running about 10 degrees warmer than they should this year with highs -- this time of year with highs near 50. elizabeth: things are looking really good on the road so far. grain conditions in the metro, no tieups or major accidents to report. mobile speed units, 5900 southeast 5th street, 2300 indianola, 7100 northwest six avenue, and 4200 northwest 94th avenue. eric: and up, next shooters identified. police releasing information
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their connection t elizabeth: news to go at 6:53, it was a husband and wife. eric: the country again shocked by a mass shooting. a couple in san bernardino, california apparently killed 14 people before they were killed in a gunbattle with police. chris martinez is there with this update. chris: at this hour, still a very strong police presence at and around the scene of this shooting. investigators say they believe this was a very carefully preplanned attack. authorities have revealed the identities of the two suspects they believe are responsible for the mass shooting at inland regional center. the pair, identified as 28-year-old syed rizwan farook and his wife, 27-year-old, tafsheen malik, fled the scene of the massacre in a black suv. both suspects died in a gun battle with police just two miles away from the shooting.
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environmental specialist for san bernardino county, left a holiday party held for workers at the center in anger, then returned a short time later with malik, dressed in assault style clothing and armed with guns. as the investigation continues to unfold, authorities have not ruled out terrorism as a motive. >> until we know the motive or we really have a clear, something clear, evidentiary based, on that motive, i just don't want to weigh in on that right now. chris: and this morning, police along with the fbi are still working to figure out an exact motive. they do tell us that at least two of four guns were purchased legally. chris martinez, back to you. eric: cbs this morning has extensive live coverage coming up next at 7:00. norah o'donnell is in california with victims' stories and she was with president obama when he learned of the shooting. more of his reaction next, here on kcci. elizabeth: more stories we'll be covering today.
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court in 90 minutes. he's facing charges that he shot and killed two people as they slept. 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather belieu were found dead in their center street home on monday. police have not revealed a motive. des moines police also will continue to investigate a deadly weekend shooting on court avenue downtown. 21-year-old edmanuel perez was killed at 3rd and court. another man was injured. police have not released any information on possible suspects. and sports director andy garman, tony seeman, and ryan smith are all leaving for indianapolis today. they'll be getting you ready for the hawkeyes in the big 10 championship game with a live pre-game special friday night at 8:00. the game itself against michigan state is at 7:17 saturday night, on fox. eric: it sounds like it is going to be a really nice day. metinka: the warmer temperatures are going to feel so good.
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what a pretty morning, the sun getting ready to come up at 7:23. 25 degrees in des moines. chilly temperatures to the west of the metro. headed for sunshine, 44 degrees. a lot of melting going on across northern iowa and that could lead to some fog developing overnight. friday, near 50 degree temperatures and even over the weekend, things stay quiet. sunshine prevails along with warm highs close to 50 degrees. eric: let's check traffic. no problems, just some construction unit. traffic times are no problem across the metro area. people are getting were they need to go as they head out the door.
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next with special coverage live from california. norah o'donnell will be there with more. eric: have a great thursday. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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