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the shocking allegations against the roosevelt girls basketball coach and the details we're expecting later today. and welcome to the u.s. have you visited iraq or syria recently? why that could be a question anyone traveling to the u.s. may soon have to answer this wednesday, december 9. >> i'd like to truly say how truly sorry i am. eric: she's sorry but will spend five years behind bars. this morning, why the story still has you talking and some of you enraged. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. eric: also this morning, fans are already camped out for the cy-hawk basketball showdown at hilton and got a big surprise. some iowa state players stopped by bearing gifts. see more just ahead. oil you'ric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge. you schose a right time to camp out for the game. metinka: they are lucking out
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36 in ames and in des moines we're at 39 with most locations across the state are already above freezing. in a more typical december morning, temperatures would only be near 20 degrees so this is a huge improvement over average. and it's going to be an above average day, too. we are expecting sunshine by noon, close to 50 degrees, headed for highs today right around 55. the weather stays quiet the next couple days and it also stays warm. but we've got some change coming in the forecast and we'll need to pull out those warmer coats as we head towards the weekend. eric: today's big stories now, there's new information this morning on a roosevelt basketball coach arrested for sex charges. 46-year-old gerald "tig" johnson turned himself into police tuesday facing charges of assault with the intention to commit a sex act and sexual exploitation by a school employee. the varsity basketball coach returned to roosevelt after a few stints with other schools. the district says it is cooperating with investigation by police and they put johnson
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students tell kcci, johnson had a good reputation on campus. >> at first, he's a very popular guy. we all knew him and got along with him and then now, you know , just happened and now we're all shocked. eric: kcci hopes to learn more information from police later this morning. elizabeth: a pleasant hill daycare provider will spend the next five years behind bars after she was caught on video abusing children in her care. we'll show you part of that video now but a warning, it's it is very hard to watch. christina williamson can be seen stepping on a baby's head and shoving a cloth in her mouth and shoving her face in the carpet to stop her from crying. in a deal, williamson pleaded guilty to felony and aggravated misdemeanor child endangerment. parents of the abused children were there for the sentencing tuesday. >> we were inconsolable with guilt, knowing we had unwittingly placed our precious baby girl in the hands of a monster. >> she was afraid of you and i
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now i see it and it breaks my heart. elizabeth: we've had more than 150 comments on the sentencing on our kcci facebook page and many expressed disappointment the sentence was only five years. she now has the option to appeal. eric: sentencing is set for today in a man charged in a shooting rampage last year in pleasant hill. in october, pete polson was found guilty on one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault to inflict serious injury. we'll be there and have the results of that sentencing later today on kcci and kcci.com. in webster county, the courthouse will remain closed today after it was vandalized early tuesday morning. officials say the vandals broke in and released fire extinguishers on the third and fourth floors, making a big mess inside. investigators are collecting evidence while crews clean up -- crews work to clean up. officials say they aren't still sure when the courthouse is going to be ready to reopen. and police are asking for
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webster county crime stoppers. and today we're going to learn more about the plans for a new $100 million convention center hotel in downtown des moines. the board is set to meet this afternoon to discuss the design, the time line and budget for the new project. the new hotel will be located near fifth and center and include a 10-story, 330-room hotel right next to the iowa event center. eric: this morning the secretary of defense is heading to capitol hill to testify about the fight against isis. shaina humphries is following this for us and the temperature comes at a key time in washington. shaina: it does. secretary carter's visits comes as they work on a major spending bill and is going to urge them to pass a long term bill quickly saying short-term measures hurt the fight against isis. the house passed a waiver bill tuesday aimed at tightening travel restrictions to the u.s. the new bill requires travelers to get a visa if they've gone to countries like iraq and syria in the past five years. the homeland security
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the fiancee visa program that allowed one of the san bernardino killers to enter the country. and new video overnight from the russian defense ministry claiming to show the first combat launch of a new cruise miss frill a submarine as part of strikes against targets in syria. moscow says the submarine is emerged in the mediterranean sea and successfully hit isis targets. in 2016 news, political figures on both sides of the aisle continue to condemn trump's comments. trump is refusing to back down and says as president it would be the worst thing to happen to isis. we'll have more before 5:30. right now record rainfall continues to hit the pacific northwest. over the last few days, storms have caused flooding, landslides and evacuations in washington state and oregon. more than three inches of rain fell in portland in just 24 hours.
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for crews there. several major water ways are expected to reach or surpass flood levels later on this week. metinka, at 5:06 now, we're in store for more warm weather it sounds like. metinka: we're enjoying really great weather, possibly some of the best in the nation and starting out very warm. temperatures are now above freezing, 38 in des moines and 34 degrees in ames and not bad at this time of year at all. headed for highs in the 50's and warmer than yesterday, 55 in des moines and southwest iowa maybe in the upper 50's with slightly cooler temps to the north where a few more clouds will be rolling through mason city and waterloo areas. tomorrow is looking really nice. 50's to near 60 degrees tomorrow and will feel wonderful but a cooldown is coming in time for the weekend. elizabeth: luckily the weather is nice for iowa state students and camped out waiting to get in the cy-hawk showdown tomorrow night. cyclone basketball team thanked their loyal fans tuesday by bringing them pizza and taking
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iowa and iowa state know this is one of their biggest games of the year, both say they're ready to take on their livals. >> every game faces new challenges and i wouldn't say the biggest but up there. it's a good team we'll play and every team has its challenges and this one will be no different. >> they're a good team, you know what i'm saying? they do a lot of great things. they really run the heck out of their motion offense and stuff like that and really have a rhyme or reason for everything they do and everything is precise. elizabeth: the cy-hawk show down tips off on espn2 and we'll have a preview tonight on kcci at 6:30 right after kcci 8 news at 6:00. eric: the iowa hawkeyes football team is getting ready for a big game and when you're going to the rose bowl for the first time in a quarter century, fan interest would be at an all time high. the university of iowa received an allotment of 22,000 tickets
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but they have already been spoken for by season ticket holders and donors. in fact, the u of i has already received more than 39,000 requests for those 22,000 tickets. the school is doing what it can to get even more. >> we'll be working through this week and through the weekend with stanford and in seeing if we can use some of their tickets because traditionally stanford has not used their total allotment. eric: some rose bowl tickets are available on ticket master but are expensive. they'll cost about $2,000 each. when you go from a loss in the tax sleigher bowl to the rose bowl in 11 months you'll be honored for it and kirk ferentz was named the woody hayes national coach of the year tuesday by the touchdown club of columbus, ohio. the first time ferentz has won this award and will officially receive it in february. elizabeth: good for him. students atwood ward-granger high school played their first
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since the sudden death of one of their teammates. the team took to the court in honor of 16-year-old drew jick onson. he collapsed on the court last week and died monday morning of a heart problem. friends and faculty say that drew would have wanted the game against woodward academy to go on as planned. drew's father made a surprise appearance as well there and said his son was a special teenager who always gave 110%. >> he was amazing and he was special. and i'm having a hard time figuring out why he was taken but there's a reason. and now i'm just asking for everybody to be a better person. eric: a funeral for jacobson is planned for thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the woodward-granger high school auditorium. the visitation will be held today from 4:00 until 8:00, also in the auditorium there. well, help for the holidays. if you want to give the gift of your time, we'll tell you several of the opportunities
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organization and exactly who you'll be helping. eric: they know it's wrong but do it anyway. scary numbers on how many drivers are texting and the new behavior that's even more troubling. metinka: and big changes, how stricter new crash tests will keep you and your family safer, ahead. and we hope you stay safe on the roads this morning when you head out. we don't have any issues to report right now so nothing that should make that difficult for you. we're wide open everywhere we look on the metro. have a good drive if you're headed out. take a live look at the roads now to see what you'll be dealing with. this is 35, 80 and morningstar, pretty dark shot here but
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my dentist recommended pronamel. he said pronamel can make my teeth stronger. pronamel is helping me lead the life that i want to live. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge and meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning it's 5:13, 38 degrees in des moines and 34 in ames and really most locations are above freezing which is a great start typically this time of year, morning temperatures should only be near 20 degrees. this is really pretty good. temps will be quickly warming, too. no rain is in the forecast and we'll have plenty of sunshine and not much wind. temps this afternoon headed for the mid 50's and that's above average by almost 20 degrees.
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with near record highs either side of 60 degrees. but temperatures will be rapidly cooling as we head towards the weekend and next week is looking pretty chilly. we have 30's back in the forecast for high temps. eric: thanks, metinka. right now the air pollution problem in beijing keeps getting worse. the chinese capital issued its first ever red alert for pollution on tuesday. thick, dark smoke just fills the air and has forced much of beijing to shut down. schools and construction sites are closed and driving is restricted. officials say the red alert will remain in effect through thursday. one man in beijing is transforming the air pollution into art. the artist has spent 100 days vacuuming the air pollution particles that people in beijing breathe in daily. during that time he collected more than 100 grabs of the pollution which was enough to make a whole brick. he hopes his project will bring abearness -- awareness to the pollution solution there.
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are set to hear affirmative action case. the question, should colleges use race as a factor in college admissions and comes after a white woman was denied admissions to the university of texas under a program that looks at race among other factors when admitting students. eric: new this morning, hope ministries in central iowa is celebrating 100 years of service in des moines. elizabeth: alyx stacks is live in how it all started. how are they celebrating? alyx: they're celebrating by giving back to the community and being a part of the community. can you imagine 100 years of being a part of the metro and des moines? can you manualen all those candles on a cake and this holiday season, a lot of opportunity to give. good morning to you. >> good morning. alyx: tell me what you're doing to celebrate 100 years. >> we've been trying to keep the word out in the community throughout the year, just to study but we really stay focused what we've been doing,
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and hurting people in des moines. >> that's where we are now and give us a great example of what you do. >> we're in our hope cafe and she have lewis and tina getting ready to serve breakfast. in an hour we'll start serving breakfast and serve breakfast for the men staying at bethel mission and then open it up to anyone in the community. men, women and children and families can come in and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with us every day of the year. >> you see the need year-round not just during the holidays? i know a lot of people look to try and give a helping hand during the holidays and volunteer and there are you guys? >> right. we do need and use volunteers throughout the year. homelessness. we actually on christmas day, that's a day we're blessed that so many people want to come and help us and we're all set for that specific day but we have opportunities all throughout the year. alyx: just contact you guys? >> yes, always.
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or call us. alyx: coming up the next half-hour, there's an event coming up this weekend we'd love to share with you guys. for now back to you. eric: thanks so much. economic headlines now, chipotle is blaming the norovirus to getting the boston students sick after eating in its chain. the latest outbreak is not related to the multistate outbreak of e. coli cases linked to the restaurant. chipotle stock is down 22% this year as it struggles from the fallout of the recent customer illnesses. the big three were down tuesday as well, the dow fell more than 162 points and the nasdaq more than three and the s&p dropped more than 13. well, new numbers show a deadly trend is on the rise. a state farm survey found the number of people texting while driving remained relatively stable in 2009 but shows more than twice as many people surf the internet as they drive, reading emails and checking social media are also up.
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think twice about their devices so they don't become one of the many distracted drivers killed behind the wheel. and a five star safety rating for new cars is about to undergo the biggest update since the 1970's with new crash tests and focus on evolving technology. >> our goal is not to just protect people in the event an accident occurs. we ultimately want to eliminate crashes altogether. eric: the newly proposed standards are so strict there's not a car on the road today that would earn five or even four stars. the new test would include new high-tech smart dummies to help better reflect the injuries people suffer starting in the 2019 model year, the new car assessment program will include a crash avoidance ranking in addition to the traditional crash worthiness ranking and total overall score. eric: most americans are connected to their smart phones
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time are we actually spending online on them? a new pew research poll reports 1.5 americans report online almost constantly. to break it down a little more, 36% of people ages 18-29 reported spending most of their free time online and this is actually the first time ever the poll included the almost constantly option for their internet usage poll. sometimes you have to put the phone down. metinka: megan: when you have so many devices it's hard to disconnect. let's get to metinka and hopefully people can step outside. metinka: head outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts. enjoy today. it will be gorgeous. on the warmer side, headed for 55 degrees and almost 20 degrees warmer than it should be this time of year and we'll have plenty of sunshine and not much wind and should be a really enjoyable day to take a walk around the block or hit the bike trails. we have a ban of clouds working through central iowa but
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these clouds and nothing slowing you down if you're getting an early start. if you're travelinging in the midwest it's looking nice and some clouds are off to the west where a few more weak systems will move in. for today we have quiet weather on tap and winds shift tomorrow and tomorrow it will be increasing ahead of this front. on thursday we'll stay on the warmer side of this front with near record highs possible for the southern half of the state but then as we head towards the end of the week, here comes another stronger cold front and this one will really knock the high temperatures down for the weekend and set the stage for maybe some light rain and some light snow mixture to move in late on sunday. today, though, highs will be really comfortable, mid 50's for central iowa and 60's stay off to the west for now but tomorrow is where we'll see the best chance of those really warm 60-three temperatures. right now in des moines, 38 degrees and northwest wind at 7 and that breeze will switch to the south this afternoon but staying on the light side so looks like a sunny afternoon. great one.
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up to 60 tomorrow but will be windy and friday a touch cooler with a few clouds and over the weekend we'll need the warmer coats and also the umbrellas. rain is in the forecast by late saturday and into sunday. it will be a chilly rain, too, with highs only in the lower 40's and next week is looking cooler with highs slipping backck into the 30's. >> enjoy it while we have it. how are things looking? metinka: things are good and we don't have accidents and traffic won't pick up for another hour or two so ear in the clear if you're headed out any time soon. the mobile speed limits, keep them in mind. 1800 second avenue, a police car there and 40th and woodland in des moines, at 3100 northeast 46th avenue and one more outside of 8:00 p.m., 800 northwest 37th street.
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eric: welcome back to kcci. it's 5:24 this morning. the course is growing against donald trump's muslim ban. elizabeth: as it ricochets across the world the front runner is standing his ground. more with nikole killion. what is trump saying now. nikole: donald trump is
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those who disagree with him foolish. in a series of tweets he said they refused to acknowledge the uncertainty of certain people coming to the u.s. his proposal has drawn widespread criticism from democrats and republicans alike both on the campaign trail and in congress. it would ban muslim immigrants and tourists from coming to the u.s. though trump clarified it would not apply to u.s. citizens travel ago broad, athletes or leaders from the middle east. in an interview with abc's barbara walters trumped denied being a bigot. donald: someone in this country has to say what's right. i have great respect and love, i have people that i have tremendous relationships with that are muslim and barbara, they agree with me 100%. nikole: trump said his measure would only be short term. the white house says the idea disqualifies trump from serving as president while at least one congressional republican is calling for him to drop out of the race. eric: you're talking about
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plenty of republicans are sounding off about trump? nikole: yeah, really most republicans out there are against tramp's plan including paul ryan saying it's not what the g.o.p. or the country stands for and the head of the republican party also condemned trump's comments and as we said, they're reverberating around the world as well with everyone reacting from the leader of the united nations to even harry potter author j.k. rolling. elizabeth: there are reports donald trump may make a visit to the middle east. what can you tell us about that? nikole: donald trump is knocking down an a.p. report that said he may travel to jordan sometime this year. in fact donald trump tweeted that report by the associated press was false and that he'll be traveling to israel instead before the year is up. however, that a.p. article does quote u.s. officials who say trump's campaign reached out to
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state department officials were working with his campaign to facilitate his visit. eric and elizabeth? eric: nikole killion live in washington. thanks. we have more news ahead after 5:30. the document being made public today as allegations surface against a popular high school coach. an iowa town finds itself in a pinch after 12 firefighters quit the department. plus, how your child's success in the classroom is measured may be changing. elizabeth: yesterday we were talking about the spectacular sun rises and sun set this is time of year. a lot of you are sending your awesome pictures to youlocal. keke them coming. brilliant covers painting the
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: here's a blast from the past. remember this six years ago today? a blizzard brought 15.5 inches of snow to des moines on december 9, 2009. that was a mess. eric: closing highway 44 over
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you went to the park yesterday, it was a beautiful day for a walk. metinka: it will be gorgeous today, tomorrow, even friday looking nice. no snow yet. 38 in des moines, 34 in ames and 39 in atoma. if you are getting an early start, the weather for your commute looks fine. no fog or rain, and no snow. temperatures in the mid-50's, near record highs tomorrow close to 60. we knew it had to come to an end sometime, reality knocking on the door. cooler weather this weekend along with rain showers late saturday. eric: first to big stories this morning. we're waiting to learn more information today about a roosevelt coach and teacher that was arrested. 46-year-old gerald "tig" johnson, the varsity girls basketball coach, turned himself in to police tuesday for sex charges. he's charged with assault with
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and sexual exploitation by a school employee. we checked overnight and johnson is still in the polk county jail, no bond set. we are expecting to see a police report on the case later today. elizabeth: five years. that's how long a pleasant hill daycare provider will spend behind bars for abusing children in her care. the disturbing abuse was caught on video. >> i'm a human being too, and i have kids and watching that film was just sickening, how you treated those babies. elizabeth: christina williamson told the judge she was sorry for the abuse, which included stepping on a baby girl's head, shoving a cloth in her mouth and shoving her face into the carpet. none of the babies in her care suffered serious physical injuries. sentencing is scheduled today for the man who went on a shooting rampage last year in pleasant hill. jurors found pete polson guilty of attempted murder and assault
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polson told jurors he was too high on methamphetamine to form the intent to kill. he does face more than 100 years in prison. we'll be in the courtroom today, so watch for that here on kcci. eric: in newton, the couple arrested for having a bomb in their house has bonded out of jail. the kelsos bailed out just hours after they were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. authorities found the homemade bomb on monday, just a few blocks from downtown. agents used a robot to detonate the explosive device inside the home. they say the bomb wasn't complete enough to explode. more charges are pending. and webster county officials are asking for your help this morning. if you happened to see anyone outside the courthouse early tuesday, let them know. someone broke in and sprayed two floors with fire extinguishers. the damage so great, the courthouse had to close for cleaning. detectives are also reviewing surveillance video. shaina: developing right now,
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overwhelmingly approved big changes to the visa waiver program. it allows citizens of 38 countries to be in the u.s. without a visa for up to three months. but the change would require anyone who has visited iraq or syria in recent years to have a visa. exceptions are made for official government visits and military service. new overnight video shows shows russia launching airstrikes on syria from a submarine. the video was released by the defense ministry, claiming to show the first combat launch of a new cruise missile from the mediterranean sea. we are told the cruise missiles successfully hit designated isis targets in raqqa. in washington, d.c., the senate is expected to vote on a sweeping shift in education today. it would makeover the widely criticized no child left behind act. if enacted, states would gain greater control over school accountability, as well as the ways testing is used to evaluate teachers, schools, and student progress. and record rainfall continues to pound parts of the pacific
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an unrelenting storm system has caused flooding, landslides and power outages in portland, oregon. this morning, amtrak rail lines are closed, streets are closed, and people have evacuated their homes. and it's not letting up. the heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the rest of the week. it looks like more warm weather heading our way. metinka: we are looking in central iowa and the weather looks beautiful as we round out the second half of this week, starting on the mild side. 38 in des moines and 39 in atoma. this is where we end up with for highs. it will be much warmer than that. 55 this afternoon, feeling great with plenty of sunshine feels even warmer. highs closer to 60, record high temperatures across the southern half of the state possible but we have change over the weekend and get the umbrellas out and find the winter coat.
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held today for a woodward granger student who died after collapsing on the basketball court. 16-year-old drew jacobsen's teammates played in his honor last night, winning against woodward academy 76-58. doctors told the family he had a heart problem. the team is planning another tribute during their home game friday night. they plan to go red; drew's favorite color. the visitation for drew will be held this afternoon in the auditorium, and funeral services are planned for thursday. eric: from the taxslayer bowl loss to a berth in the rose bowl in just 11 months. when you make that kind of move, you're going to be honored for it. kirk ferentz is big ten coach of the year, and tuesday, the touchdown club of columbus, ohio named ferentz the woody hayes national coach of the year. it's the first time ferentz has won this award. he'll receive the honor in february. don't forget to catch our basketball preview special tonight. the cy-hawk showdown. we'll have a half-hour show at 6:30 with live reports from ames.
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on the iowa hawkeyes at 6:30 on espn from hilton. elizabeth: what's an iowa town to do after 3/4 of their fire department quits? eric: and why an iowa man is playing a leading role in showing how u.s.-cuba relations have thawed. elizabeth: plus alyx sacks is live. alyx: we're talking about a group celebrating 100 years of service. they will be serving up about 2500 meals. you're talking about hope industries and we have details coming up. eric: it looks like they can, cooks like bacon, but it's not. what it is and how soon you'll
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you, next. >> 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, 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m.. you are waking up to a warm wednesday morning by december standards. 38 in des moines and 34 degrees right now in ames starting off above freezing. you probably won't have to scrape frost off your windshield and temperatures start nice with sunshine. heading for 55 with not much wind, should be an enjoyable afternoon.
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also windy. we need that wind to boost ties up to near 60, might even come close to record highs. but it will not stick around for very much longer, even over the weekend, temperatures start to tumble and next week looks much more december like. eric: headlines around iowa the , first u.s. fugitive to be turned over by the cuban government since relations thawed is a man wanted right here in iowa. shawn wegmann is facing a court hearing in miami today. he is wanted in iowa on federal firearms charges. he was arrested when he arrived in havana back in october on a stolen boat. shaina: in neola, 12 of the town's volunteer firefighters abruptly quit this week. only four firefighters remain this morning. the town is now getting help from neighboring departments in minden and underwood. a state audit earlier this year found the former city clerk misspent $230,000. some of that money was linked to the fire department's bank
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elizabeth: and muslims in iowa are speaking out this morning about donald trump's plan to ban other muslims from entering the u.s. cedar rapids shares a long history with people of that faith. muslims from lebanon were early pioneers in industry in the 1800's. the mother mosque in northwest cedar rapids was the first building built specifically as a mosque in all of north america. so to hear a majority party presidential candidate say "close the borders" is distressing. hassan igram: i'm not really going to be too upset about a politician that hopefully has no chance to be elected. now, if he does get elected as president, it says a lot about our country and that's unfortunate. elizabeth: iowa muslims say they're also concerned comments like trump's would encourage people to target members of that faith. shaina: no shortage of people very fired up about this. his ban has been a huge topic on our facebook page for a couple days now, but another story that has you talking this morning is
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sentenced to five years in prison. eric: difficult story for sure. the abuse was caught on video by christina williamson's own husband. savannah writes, "5 years? are you kidding me right now? someone who smoked pot gets longer than that." elizabeth: kayleen says, "stuff like this is the reason i am a stay at home mother. i will never trust any daycare with my kids. 5 years is not even close to enough time in prison for abusing babies/children." shaina: jake says he can't believe there is video showing even worse abuse that what we showed on tv, writing, "i cried watching this. i'm an in home daycare provider and could never imagine harming a child." eric: so many people that watched the video even around the newsroom go whoa. elizabeth: the news has been pretty tough to take lately. terrorism, violence, abuse. so this morning, we're taking a minute to focus on a group of people doing good in the community. eric: alyx sacks is live at bethel mission, where they're celebrating a century of service.
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helped, alyx. alyx: eric and elizabeth, 2015 marks 100 years of hope. we are in the hope cafe where food is served every day and they serve about or hundred to 450 meals -- 400 to 450 meals a day. especially with holiday around the corner, serving up to 2500 meals. that's a lot of helping hands of their and it's all at hope ministries. kathy joins us now. tell our viewers what these numbers mean. >> what these mean our hope for people who need help. to know that some but he cares for them and god has a plan for them, that they can have the strength and hope to go on for one more day. alyx: a lot of help during the holiday season to help you guys continue that mission helping
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>> we are so blessed to have thousands of people helping us. this our 100th year, it is a 100% partly funded organization so we want to thank community so from -- on saturday we are having an open house here and we welcome the community to come in and take a look around and enjoy refreshments and fellowship. alyx: volunteer opportunities throughout the year, you are going to be ok on christmas but you are in need of something else. we will dive into that in 30 minutes. alyx sacks, kcci 8 news. iowa's news leader. shaina: also in the buzz today, it might be the perfect holiday gift for someone on your list. tickets to the blue ribbon bacon festival go on sale tomorrow at 12:10 pm. they put together this 'body by bacon, sweatin' to the sizzle' video to promote this year's event, february 20, 2016 at the iowa events center. you can get tickets online or by
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eric: they usually go very fast. classic. bacon schmacon. actually that's a real thing, schmacon. a jewish deli owner in illinois has created it. he calls it beef's answer to bacon. it cooks and curls like pork bacon, but it's half the calories and half the price. he says it's not meant to replace bacon, schmacon is just an alternative. it's just fun to say. schmacon will be in grocery stores early next year. shaina: i guess the question will be how does it taste? elizabeth: and as we go to break, we're going to show you a rather unique christmas greeting. a family of 8 siblings has done this for a few years now. a christmas dance music video. they've gone viral, hundreds of thousands of clicks and shares. they have got some pretty good moves. i've been impressed. metinka's up with a good
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heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies. require medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. let people buy their prescription drugs from countries like canada at half the price. and cap monthly prescription costs for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning.
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10 minutes now before 6:00 a.m. on a mild wednesday morning. temperature starting out clo to the average highs, you know it will be a good one. sunshine in the forecast and has almost 20 degrees warmer than they should be near 55. don't worry about this band of clouds working through, that will quickly move out and no precipitation. a quiet day all across the upper midwest. great news if you have travel plans or maybe someone you know is heading back into the city. we have a couple of systems changing our weather big-time toward the weekend. today, enjoy the quiet weather and tomorrow will still be a unseasonably warm day. the warmest day of the week ahead of this cold front with a strong south when the drawing in possibly record highs. late friday and over the weekend this cold front will cause temperatures to take a tumble. highs will fall through the 40's and into the 30's. a chance for a chilly rain mixing with snow at times toward
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none of that right now, it will be too warm this afternoon with highs in the 40's toward the northeast. check out all of those 60's. reaching all the way toward north dakota. tomorrow, some of the 60's will be brushing the southern half of the state. we are expecting near record high conditions. the cooler weather will be arriving friday on its heels. things are looking good, a northwest winds at seven and that will shift to the south helping draw in warmer temperatures. 55 this afternoon, warmer than yesterday, plenty of sunshine. tomorrow will be sunny and warm with highs near 60 but also very windy. friday looking pretty good but temperatures already cooling down into the low 50's. 40's on the way for highs over the weekend followed by chilly rain moving in saturday afternoon and on sunday. next week is looking chilly as
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eric: hopefully the traffic is fine this morning. shaina: things are looking nice, the roads are wide open. traffic will not pick up for a little while. things are pretty good. here are your mobile speed units . a des moines police car south of the river at 1800 and avenue. -- 2nd avenue. 48 and woodland. 3100 northeast 40 six ave. by saylorville outside of ankeny at 8000 northwest 37th street.
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elizabeth: on the health alert. adhd appears to be on the rise among girls according to a new study from george washington university. researchers say the number of parents who reported that their daughters were diagnosed with the attention-hyperactivity disorder increased 55% during the last eight years. and many patients with type 2 diabetes seem to be getting unnecessary tests. guidelines recommend patients with good blood sugar control get a certain hemoglobin test once or twice a year. but researchers at the mayo clinic found more than half of patients had 3-4 tests a year. the authors say the extra tests are not only financially wasteful but they lead to overtreatment and patient harm. eric: life expectancy in the united states has stalled for three straight years.
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show a child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9 months. the same prediction made for the previous two years. it's not clear why life expectancy has been flat lately, but experts believe suicides and fatal drug overdoses probably are playing a role. elizabeth: coming up today on kcci, it's day 11 of 12 days of giveaways on "ellen." musician and actor nick cannon stops by the show. he talks about his kids and spending time at thanksgiving with his ex-wife mariah carey. nick: they are 4 years old and they're amazing, twins, they're just all over the place, like, they're thing 1 and thing 2, all over the house. ellen: so you posted you all celebrated thanksgiving together, which is lovely. nick: yeah it's family. that's a family time and we'll always be family. ellen: good for you. i know, but you know how sometimes. nick: yeah. it was such a beautiful experience too you know to where. we make the kids the number one priority for them to see their parents together and for
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a great time. look at that the personality on them kids. it's just like that too, hey, hey, every things always posing. eric: plus, nick plays a hilarious game of 5 second rule with ellen. today right here on kcci at 4:00. eric: kcci eight morning as live with overnight news. here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. shaina: it's a question you will have to answer when traveling back into the united states. more on the visa waiver changes. metinka: it has gotten so warm we may have forgotten where we put our winter coats. alyx: since 1915, they've been helping our community. 100 years of hope. what they are doing and how you can get involved. eric: we look at i-235 and 2nd avenue, if you have to leave soon you can check traffic on the go with our mobile app.
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