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feet and legs. >> she wasn't in the pond for two days, it's been a while because of the decomposition. mark: special agent mike mostinger with the iowa division of criminal investigation says a cause of death isn't being released at this time and an autopsy is underway. he says it's a suspicious death because the 37-year-old from thayer was found in such a remote area. her car was also nearby. there was no missing person's report filed, and investigators are trying to figure out the last time anyone saw her. according to her facebook page, dillinger was a forklift operator at osceola foods. a manager there had no comment. breaking news. the polk county medical examiner says the man killed during a home invasion in des moines this weekend was stabbed in the chest. des moines police identify the man as 31-year-old travis williams of earlham. he died after an altercation with two people who lived at the east 14th street home. investigators believe williams broke into the home before the
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stacey: a high school basketball player who collapsed during practice last week has died. mercy medical center officials confirm 16-year-old drew jacobson died at the hospital this morning. woodward-granger superintendent brad anderson says jacobson fell and hit his head at practice wednesday night. he was flown by air ambulance to des moines. there is a go fund me account for drew's medical and funeral expenses. nearly $15,000 has been raised in five hours. if you'd like to donate, there's a link on our website, kcci.com. mark: flags across the metro flying at half staff today. they're marking 74 years since japanese war planes attacked pearl harbor. more than 2000 american sailors and soldiers died in that attack. more than 1000 more were wounded. at the pearl harbor memorial in des moines, people came together to remember. kcci's marcus mcintosh was there . he joins us with more from the emotional ceremony. marcus: mark, we met one of the last living iowans at pearl harbor during the attack. we also met the family of a
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less than a month ago. at 95-years-old, time has slowed the movements of navy veteran clarence pfundheller. time has not dimmed the memory of what he lived through as a 21-year-old on board the uss maryland, stationed in pearl harbor, hawaii. >> i can see it anytime i want to. a plane shot a torpedo into the west virginia. marcus: pfundheller knows those who survived that attack are now becoming a memory, just like december 7, 1941. last. i think the one that i know of, i talked to him on the phone in corning. marcus: iowan leland lester also survived the attack on pearl harbor 74 years ago and was just weeks away from this ceremony when he passed away november 15 . he was 94-years-old. >> true hero is the best i could
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marcus: his granddaughter stephanie holds back tear when talking about her grand father who inpsired her to enlisted back in 1999. she says it is important that no one forget what happened 74 years ago. people need to remember this stuff. died. it is not in vain, absolutely not in vain, they did it for this country. marcus: clarence pfundheller remembers it clearly and if he share his memories for years to come. my doctors tell me my positive attitude is why i am still here. marcus: pfundheller says he enjoys sharing his pearl harbor experiences with students. he estimates he's spoken with some 5000 students from elementary through high school. stacey? stacey: commitment 2016. ted cruz overtakes donald trump in a new survey of iowa republicans released today. the monmouth university poll shows if the caucuses were held today, cruz would win 24% support, trump 19%.
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third with 17%. ben carson has fallen to 13% support. right now, investigators uncover more information about the san bernardino mass shooting as many county employees return to work for the first time. danielle nottingham reports. danielle: investigators are working around the clock to pinpoint what led syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik to massacre 14 people at a holiday party >> we have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time. danielle: investigators have interviewed hundreds of people while intelligence agents look for clues in pakistan and saudi arabia, where malik lived before moving to the u.s. the fbi is also combing through evidence seized from this home that belongs to syed farook's friend enrique marquez. agents traced two assault rifles used in the shootings to marquez, who reportedly checked himself into a psychiatric hospital after the attack.
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determining how those firearms, the rifles in particular, got from marquez to farook and malik. danielle: while the investigation continues, the community here in san bernardino is doing its best to restore a sense of security and normalcy. thousands of san bernardino county workers are back to work just 5 days after the shooting. >> to honor them, to express our gratitude for their unimaginable sacrifice, we have to fight to maintain that ordinary. danielle: the social services center where the shooting occurred last wednesday remains closed, as this nearby memorial grows each day. danielle nottingham, cbs news, san bernardino, california. stacey: the california mass shooting has many iowans asking , could it happen here? the terrorist incident has instilled fear in many americans who now worry on a daily basis about being caught in an attack. at the mall, a movie theatre or even their workplace.
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, iowans about how they're coping and being vigilant. mark: take a look at our weight of whether this morning and see what you could not see. a blanket of dense fog covering central iowa today. lowering visibilities for drivers during the morning commute. on a december day, it is hard to complain about anything if you hit 50 degrees. kurtis: all that sunshine. ames, 48. mason city, 46. coolest readings far east, worse readings -- warmest readings far west. clouds will slowly increased tomorrow. we start out the day at 35. noon, 50. i thick our high is 53 degrees. late day, we could have pockets of some sprinkles. it is not going to be that widespread. after 3:00, maybe a light shower
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up here 60 degrees by thursday. we cool down. even cooling down into the 40's is well above normal. mark: new at 5:00, the cyclone men's basketball team continues its rise in the national polls. stacey: scott reister has the results of a new coaches poll out just this afternoon. scott: the cyclones have never been ranked this high before. last week, they were 4th in the coaches poll. today, when it came out number , two in the nation. kentucky and maryland both lost and slid down, opening the door for the undefeated cyclones to grab the two spot. it is believed to be the program's highest ranking ever. they are also receiving two first place votes in the ap poll. isu moved up one spot to four. the cyclones host buffalo tonight and then host iowa thursday night. speaking of iowa, the rose bowl-bound hawkeyes continue to rake in the honors. we'll talk more rose bowl later on in this newscast and at 6. aixa: criticizing the
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i'm aixa diaz in washington, why some say president obama isn't going far enough. stacey: plus, civil rights probe. launching an investigation into the chicago police department. mark: and later, standing ovation. see the viral video of fans sending off the iowa hawkeyes saturday. also, the sweet surprise one iowa business sent the team this morning. you're watching kcci 8 news at jeb bush: here's the truth you will not hear from our president: we are at war with radical islamic terrorism. it is the struggle that will determine the fate of the free world. the united states should not delay in leading a global coalition to take out isis with overwhelming force. their aim is our total destruction. we can't withdraw from this threat or negotiate with it. we have but one choice: to defeat it. vo: right to rise usa is responsible
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leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. stacey: we continue to follow the breaking news out of newton. authorities have evacuated the west -- part of the west side of town after a possible bomb threat. residents in a one block radius are being told to leave their homes. we will bring you the latest as it comes in. mark: is president obama doing enough to fight terrorism? critics say he offered nothing new during last night's oval office address in the wake of the san bernardino terror attack. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is live in our washington bureau with reaction to the speech. aixa: republicans say the president failed to lay out a new plan when it comes to terrorism. pres. obama: the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. aixa: delivering a rare oval
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assured americans the u.s. will destroy isis through air-strikes, special operations, and partnerships with iraqi and syrian fighters. today, the white house defended the president's plan. >> our victory, and we will prevail, will be more long lasting and enduring if we pursue the strategy the president has outlined. aixa: republicans criticized the president's message. the chair of the house homeland security committee says he was disappointed with last night's address. >> unfortunately, the president lacks a coherent military strategy. >> the way to stop this is to actually go back to the source. aixa: katherine zimmerman of the american enterprise institute says the u.s. has the capability to lead the fight against terror and win, but the strategy should include american boots on the ground. >> it's not just the islamic state in iraq and syria, isis has a presence in libya, a growing presence in yemen, it's becoming a global network. aixa: today, the homeland security secretary announced a
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unveiled in the next coming days to better inform americans about security concerns. stacey: aixa, we learned more today about the san bernardino killers from investigators. what are they revealing? aixa: the fbi says the couple had gone to target practice at the los angeles area, including once within days of their attack on wednesday. they also said the couple had been radicalized for some time. they are trying to figure out who they were commuting with -- or they were communicating with overseas, if anyone. they also said that the couple had 19 pipes in their home that could have been turned into bombs. stacey: iowa senator joni ernst is calling the president's address a missed opportunity. she says the president "what -- the president "reassure himself instead of americans by putting
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mark: right now, prosecutors say a chicago police officer will not be charged in the shooting death of a 25-year-old black man. authorities say he was armed with a gun as he ran from officers. officials released this police video today, showing the shooting of ronald johnson. meantime, chicago mayor rahm emanuel is welcoming a civil rights probe into the city's police department. the justice department investigation will look for patterns of racial disparity in the use of force by chicago officers. >> our investigation is focused on use of force and accountability within the police department. we'll be looking at how force, including deadly force, is handled, investigated and how officers are held accountable for that. mark: the announcement from u.s. attorney general loretta lynch comes less than two weeks after a video of police shooting a teenager was released. kurtis, this is turning into a great week. kurtis: it an amazing december so far.
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we take you down to our schoolnet webcam impala. just a few clouds rotating through. dew point, 36. humidity, 71%. the cool off quickly this time of year, even with these mild conditions. waterloo, 41 degrees. council bluffs, 48. we did have that morning fog. i don't expect as much tonight. cooling off, 10:00 p.m. temperature, 40 degrees. the best chance for a little fog will be northeast of the metro. 7:28. especially as the day goes along tomorrow. those low clouds took a wild to
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a big warm up. midwest. no big systems out there. weak little piece of energy moving through but not a lot of moisture to work with. traveling tomorrow anywhere in temperatures. st. louis, partly cloudy 61. indianapolis, 50. minneapolis, i think they could see some rain and a temperature of 44 degrees. southwest winds in front of this. again, it is moisture starved. maybe going to squeeze out a sprinkle in the metro. better chance in north-central iowa. your timeline clear tonight. and finish with cloud cover.
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sunshine again. it looks like thursday, the winds pick up and we will see a few clouds, but it could be our warmest day of the week. tonight, above the freezing mark. mostly clear skies. 53 tomorrow. clouds increase. south-southwest winds, 10-15. 8 day forecast. sunshine wednesday, 56. we make it up to around 60 degrees. the record high is 66 back in 1890. 50's on friday. if you rain chances for the weekend with highs in the 40's. stacey: now it is time for a look at the traffic this monday
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the usual slowdowns on i-235 in the westbound lanes. also a look at the west mixmaster this afternoon. or maybe not. heavy traffic just after 5:00. everything looks like it is moving smoothly. mark: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. vanessa: a dog suffers third-degree burns. i will shut you how you can help. emmy: fans looking to support the hawkeyes in the rose bowl have one challenge. what it will take to get there coming up. , mark: and, this is iowa. why fans are flying in from other states to listen to this very special main street shopmaker's stories and buy his handcrafted toys. that is tonight on kcci 8 news
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stacey: today in the buzz, how about them hawkeyes? mark: thousands of fans giving their team a well-deserved sendoff saturday night after the team's heartbreaking loss in the big ten championship game. stacey: the game didn't turn out as we had hoped, but the team still felt the love. sports director andy garman was in indy for the game. he shut his video from his cell phone and that has gone viral. take a look.
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emitting a tremendous roar at the hawkeyes left the field at lucas oil stadium. mark: such a great moment and so many people agree, the video been viewed 1.2 million times. has it has more than 32,000 likes and more than 26,000 shares. stacey: now, the hawkeyes are getting ready for the rose bowl. the last time the hawks played in pasadena was back in 1991. mark: 50,000 hawkeye fans are expected to attend the game. it is going to sound like a home game. and that has travel agents across the metro very busy. >> if it doesn't break the bank then it's something that they , want to think about. and a lot of them are telling me that even if it does break the , bank, they might wait until january to worry about it. stacey: and depending on when you fly, roundtrip ticket prices are between $750 on the low-end to over $1000. mark: but if you plan on driving you'll spend a lot less with
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around two dollars a gallon nationwide. it'll take you some time though. estimated drive time from des moines to pasadena is 25-27 hours, depending on how heavy your foot is. and a special delivery from hy-vee today. more than 4000 yellow roses were sent to the hawkeye headquarters in iowa city to congratulate the team on their rose bowl selection. more than 20 hy-vee employees helped prepare the flowers for delivery and 5 delivery vans had to be used. stacey: very special. we're back next with a final check of the forecast.
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breaking news. authorities are evacuating parts of newton after a possible bomb threat. mark: residents in a one block radius on the west side of town are being told to leave their homes in the 800 block of 1st avenue west. stacey: authorities on des moines reported to be of the way as well. mark: kurtis, you are talking maybe 60 this week. kurtis: tomorrow won't be as pleasant as today. still, a great december day. thursday, near 60. it is going to be windy.
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