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tv   KCCI 8 News at Ten  Me-TV  December 9, 2015 10:00pm-10:35pm CST

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mr. trump: i am the least racist person that you have ever met. stacey: harsh words from hillary. strong defense from donald. both presidential candidates back in the spotlight tonight. clinton, the democratic front-runner, addressed republican front-runner trump's most controversial comments today in a swing through iowa. steve: she made a stop at living history farms late this afternoon. stacey: kcci's chief political reporter cynthia fodor was there. she has more on clinton's strong message. cynthia: about 300 people packed into the living history form visitor center to hear hillary clinton expand on her plan to create manufacturing jobs and to criticize donald trump. after taking the stage, hillary clinton wasted no time making her point. ms. clinton: donald trump being the primary example, saying he wants to stop all muslims from entering the united states. that is not only a shameful idea, that is a dangerous idea.
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on muslims will hurt america's efforts to fight terrorism. ms. clinton: he is actually playing into their hands. he will become part of their recruitment efforts. cynthia: with raising incomes at the center of her agenda, clinton also talked about creating more manufacturing jobs with a tax credit as an incentive in towns that lost factories. and, she rolled out new plans to stop companies like pfizer from merging with another overseas to avoid paying taxes. ms. clinton: you should pay what you owe, just like everybody else. corporations don't need tax breaks, you need tax breaks. cynthia: many here told me after seeing her, they will vote for her. >> seeing her in person is very convincing. she's got passion and fire. quest tonight just sealed the deal. she, to be, is the only person running who really has the knowledge and experience and the heart to run this country. cynthia: clinton spent 45
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not one on isis, but social security, which she's against privitizing, the va, which she'll work to fix, and her stand on comprehensive immigration reform. cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: polls show clinton with a strong lead here in iowa. but in new hampshire, a new cnn poll shows vermont senator bernie sanders with 50% support, ahead of clinton's 40%. steve: meanwhile, donald trump is back on the defense tonight for his controversial comments. he told cnn's don lemon, if the gop doesn't respect him, he won't rule out a 3rd party run. mr. trump: if they don't treat me with a certain amount to koran and respect, if they don't -- certain amount of decorum and respect, if they don't treat me as the front runner, if the playing field is not level, then certainly all options are open. trouble be back in iowa later this week.
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if you are talking about trumps controversial comments, -- if you aren't talking about trump's controversial comments you might be talking about this big trump sign in west des moines. hear from the man who put it up coming up later in this , newscast. stacey: rose bowl bound. right now, hawkeye fans are scrambling to snatch up tickets to the big game. and it's not cheap. kcci's ryan smith live in studio. the high-price means a high likelihood of getting conned. ryan: stacey, one online ticket tracking site says the iowa/stanford game is the most sought-after ticket in the post-season. when the demand is this high, so is the risk for scams. hawkeye fans invaded indy over the weekend, packing downtown in droves. iowa fan caryn lee meeks made the 8 hour trip. >> it was a once in a lifetime, you know, type of bucket list opportunity. ryan: her group shelled out 200 bucks a pop for the tickets. she linked up with the seller through craigslist. even taking a picture with james harris, in case it was a scam.
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lucas oil stadium. >> immediately, our hearts sunk a little bit, like uh-oh our , worst nightmare is coming true. ryan: meeks and her friends ripped off. >> it was just a real bummer when you're thinking you're going to be in row 10. >> if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. ryan: rose bowl game day packages are sure to be the next target for scammers. seatgeek reports the rose bowl is by far the hottest ticket of the college football bowl season with an average resale , price of 627 bucks per ticket. >> never wire any money. if you can pay with a credit card, pay with a credit card, because you can always go back to your credit card company and dispute the charges. ryan: the better business bureau warns, if you decide to buy through craigslist buy at your own risk. ,>> it's a learning experience. if i can help one person not get scammed then it's worth it. ryan: the bbb reports the best
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someone locally and who you know personally. if not, look for a site that is accredited by the bbb. also, ask the seller to email you a picture of the tickets, including a receipt or other proof that the tickets are not counterfeit. stacey: speaking of tickets, airfare for a trip to pasadena on the rise tonight. right now on kayak, the cheapest roundtrip tickets for thursday through saturday are over $1300. steve: breaking news right now, -- making news right now, the des moines roosevelt high school girls basketball coach, charged with sexual exploitation and assault to commit sexual abuse, is now out of jail. tig johnson was in court today he bonded out of jail this morning. des moines police reports detail 2 incidents between johnson and a 16-year-old female student. the first was december 1, when johnson allegedly used his position as a teacher to gain access to the student's personal
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her. 2 days later, johnson allegedly kissed and touched the victim. we spoke with the mother of a varsity girls basketball player. she tells us she never noticed anything inappropriate between johnson and any of the players. she says the charges against johnson did hit the girls very hard. >> i think, it is a close team. we are all very supportive of one another, and we hope for the best, and we feel a lot of compassion for his family at this time. steve: johnson has been a teacher at roosevelt high since 2001. he was the victim's teacher last year. johnson is now on leave from the district, awaiting his next court appearance on december 18. stacey: also in court today, the man who went on a shooting spree in pleasant hill last november. a judge sentenced pete polson to 55 years in prison today. polson injured two people and shot at a third. some of the victims became emotional as they addressed polson, saying he took away their sense of security. mark mitchell, who was shot in
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slammed his fist on the witness stand when he told polson he could have killed his 2 kids, who were inside the house. >> there's a special place in hell for guys like you. i hope you spend the rest of your life in prison. i hope you die in there, and i hope you go to hell. stacey: polson has to serve at least 27 and a half years before he'll be eligible for parole. steve: taking a live look outside right now from one of our dot traffic cameras. very smoothly in the weather. kurtis: it has been an easy stretch. temperatures tomorrow warming up even more. we are headed to around 61. mid to upper 50's as we slide up into northern iowa. hour-by-hour, look at this
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temperatures will start out in the 40's about our normal high. , 58. 5:00 p.m. temperature, 55. just a few high clouds. 55 on friday. 40's and 30's next week. a couple of precipitation chances to talk about. details coming up with futurecast. stacey: next at 10:00 defeating , isis. the new steps from the department of defense. steve: tracking violence. the new way the fbi wants to crack down on officer-involved violence. stacey: santa's helpers. the thousands of letters streaming into a des moines
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answering them. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with steve karlin stacey horst, , chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa's sportscaster of the year andy garman. steve: new information tonight about the san bernardino terrorist attack. stacey: we're learning more about the two killers, and the fight against isis. steve: sally kidd is in washington with the controversial hearings today on
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sally: the fbi says it's still working to determine if anyone else assisted the san bernardino attackers, but they do know that the killers were radicalized before they met online. the fbi director says the two terrorists who gunned down 14 people at a san bernardino holiday party were radicalized at least two years ago. yet, still operated under the radar. >> online, as late as, as early as, the end of 2013 they were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom, before they became engaged and married and lived together in the united states. sally: republicans on the senate armed services committee cited the attack as evidence the president's strategy against isis is weak and ineffective. >> we're gonna have to know what you're going to do. sally: defense secretary ash carter dismissing calls to send several thousand more u.s. ground troops to join the fight. >> isil would like nothing more than a large presence of us ground forces in iraq and syria so that they can have a call to
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senator mccain: does anybody really believe that the united states struck back against the people who slaughtered some americans in san bernardino that somehow that would encourage them? sally: the president recently approved the deployment of additional special ops personnel, including a targeting force to carry out raids. the president stands ready to send more personnel and attack helicopters to iraq, but only the circumstances call for it. steve: in chicago, thousands of people filled the downtown streets today demanding the resignation of mayor rahm emanuel. it is the latest outburst following the release of video showing officer jason van dyke shooting and killing 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. earlier today mayor emanuel , apologized for the shooting, urging the city to step up its community policing effort. in the meantime, the fbi announced new plans tonight to expand its system for tracking deadly officer-involved shootings.
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incident involving serious injury or death to civilians. it's expected to be in place by 2017. they fbi says tracking police use of force is now its highest priority. stacey: a big meeting overseas set for presidential candidate donald trump. trump will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu in israel later this month. leaders scheduled the meeting two weeks before trump's call for a temporary ban on muslims entering the u.s. now, some israeli leaders are trying to block trump from entering the country. speaking of trump, have you seen this sign on jordan creek parkway in west des moines? it's donald trump and it's drawing a whole lot of attention. george davey put it on his back fence a couple of weeks ago. he says he doesn't want to reveal if he is a supporter, he just wants the picture to spark conversation. >> the picture i selected was one with which both sides can support. it's kind of an awkward pose for
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supporters identify with, he could be in the middle of saying "you're fired" or something. stacey: a lot of drivers have been stopping to snap pictures. davey says he will keep it up until caucus day. steve: a beautiful warm december night for some ice skating. we caught dozens of families enjoying the ice and the warmth downtown at the brenton skating plaza. the 10th annual hanukkah on ice took place tonight, featuring jewish music, doughnuts, and even an ice carving of a menorah. kurtis, if you are going to ice like this. something else. a beautiful night. i just saw folks out on a motorcycle. you can ride your motorcycle to ice skating tonight.
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so :00 a.m., 43. winds are going to pick up tomorrow. some gusts around noon at 25. the average-35. mid-50's on the way at 5:00 p.m. there is a little bit of precipitation up through minnesota. a system that is spinning to the west. but most of the energy for this is going to cruise up to the north. upper 60's, st. louis. minneapolis, showers, 48. the slow moving up into canada. this front will move through, and that will pick up the winds. there is really no cold air in the lower 48, or actually most of the provinces in canada. clear skies out there. we will see a few clouds tomorrow. generally some high cloudiness.
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friday cover a couple of clouds especially off to the east. all rain chance will dramatically increase as we head into saturday night. a little bit of snow shower activity up in north-central iowa. look at the snow pack. this is amazing for december. spotty across minnesota and northern wisconsin. the rest of the midwest is snow free out there. tomorrow, 61. if we had that high, we will hit that third. the record for tomorrow, 66. the rest of your 8 day forecast, 50's on friday. near 50 on saturday. the best chance for that rain
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there is a concern we could see some heavy rainfall in southwestern iowa. into monday, activity. cooler 30's wednesday and thursday. >> merry christmas and happy new year. steve: next after :00 the simple , present making a big difference for a louisiana 10-year-old. elizabeth: listen up holiday travelers, we're telling you about a parking secret at the des moines airport. a lot that's easy to get to and usually not very busy. plus, why the airport is
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stacey: a special holiday request from a louisiana mom tonight. autism and recently experienced hearing loss. she says one of his favorite things is receiving mail. last year, a christmas card campaign for sean collected 450 cards from around the world. this year, they're hoping for 1000. >> just the sheer joy that he gets from getting mail, it's amazing to me. you would think i bought him a car. the idea of christmas mail, i, sometimes, it makes me feel happy and it makes me feel really happy for that. stacey: mom says the christmas cards have helped her
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better communicate. he's also developed new interests in things like collecting stamps and stickers. stacey: santa claus is getting some special help this week from the des moines post office. steve: as kcci's todd magel shows us, volunteers are answering nearly letters from 1000 children asking for christmas presents. >> dear santa, i know you keep a great big list of who is naughty and who is nice. i'm on the nice list, because i've been really good this year. mark: for just a few hours a day, this room in the des moines post office is transformed into a branch of santa's workshop. >> what kind of cookies do you like? and what kind of fruit, too? if you do write back, please suggest two of each. ok. mark: kids write in to santa clause. address, the north pole. and the des moines post office makes sure the special letters get to these special volunteers. >> this is fun and just kind of helping children realize their dream, that they get a personal letter back from santa and just to know they're listened to.
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that says santa got your letter. just that personal touch. our volunteers are phenomenal. they come in and donate their time. mark: once a week until christmas, they spend hours answering every letter. most of the wish lists are typical. >> a phone, an american girl doll, drums, baby doll. flowers, books, and clothes. mark: other times, they are not. >> oh yeah, and for christmas, i only want a happy christmas to everyone. keep in touch. mark: and that's what makes these santa's helpers come back every year. >> i think it's fantastic, he's thinking of other people. mark: todd: todd magel, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: the post office is asking parents to make sure kids who send wish lists to santa include a return address.
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thank-you letter in return. announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports.
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some high notes from emerging office of superstars, like joel lanning, or the star, mike warren. the freshman was a revelation down the stretch and today, the big 12 took notice. warren, the offense of freshman of the year in the big 12 conference. on the defensive side of the ball, damond tucker, named defense of newcomer of the year. tomorrow is the cy-hawk showdown hoops edition. you get the rivals together and there's going to be a little talk.
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sport is, the cyhawk showdown is always a huge rivalry. and with rivalry, comes trash talk. >> this is something that a lot of us have been looking forward to. a lot of us argument from the state of iowa but we definitely feel the, i don't want to say hatred, but dislike for the other school. tony: love him or hate him, georges niang makes an impression. >> i was waiting for you to do something. >> i think it is all in good nature. tony: the outspoken senior has spent the last four years not pulling any punches. >> i finally went 2-2 with iowa.
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doubt niang will make an impression. >> i never thought -- i never been off morning i could shoe ever. our anti-cyclones and hawkeyes tomorrow night at 6:30. live on espn2. tonight, drake bulldogs at home against depaul. trying to get above the .500 mark. at one point in the first half, timmer had 18 points. timmer showing the long-range. a good finish, just a little short.
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steve: the wstacey: what is ahead for the overnight? kurtis: temperatures in the 40's. on the shorts, why not. 50's friday.
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saturday night into sunday morning. cooler next week but not bad. steve: up next, and all new episode of the late show with stephen colbert. the "downton abbey" folks. stay tuned. stacey: thanks for joining us. our next newscast starts at 4:30. what is anytime, check out kcci.com. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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