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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  December 10, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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these teams are looking forward to what is obviously the biggest challenge of the season so far. george liang leads the cyclone attack, and he says he knows the hawks are going to be fired up in half an hour. >> it is going to be a super intense environment. it brings back memories of when we play to them last time in hilton. they are a good team with good stuff going for them. they have a lot of hype around them, and we have a lot of hype around us. i think it will be intense. buzzing. vanessa peng joins us now live from hilton, where the fans are getting all wound up. vanessa: right now, we are outside of johnny's, and hangout we saw a bunch of student fans waiting outside. some of them have been here since tuesday waiting in line, because their tickets are basically general admission, a free-for-all, so they wanted to
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they are waiting outside in the tents and the cold, doing all sorts of things to keep themselves busy. they say it was all worth it. >> it is going to shape the very core we stand on. i have been years since monday afternoon camping out. our football team is a little rough, but basketball is number four in the nation. we love it. bikes we are good -- >> we are good, so it is worth it to stand in line. vanessa: i'm hearing that this game is sold out. as andy mentioned, it is a huge game for both the hawks and the cyclones, especially for the cyclones because football is not doing so well compared to iowa, so they want redemption. live in ames, vanessa peng. stacey: thank you. steve: what a great day to get outside, and it sounds like tomorrow might be just as nice.
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kurtis: we have a streak of warm days going. it started on monday. we keep sliding through the weekend and stay mild. winds have columns down. it is a breezy evening, but nothing like earlier today when we had guests of over 40 miles per hour. your timeline tonight, i think we will see clouds increase tonight. 37 is still above our normal high for this time of year at 7:00 a.m.. tomorrow, 53, 3 :00 p.m., 57. tomorrow late in the day, there could be patchy drizzle. saturday, 52. the rain chance looks to generally hold off until after 9:00. could be some heavy rain on sunday, especially early. a high of 53 degrees. there is colder air in your 8 day forecast. the details are coming up. stacey: new information concerning two accidents this morning. one happened just before 9:00 a.m. the state patrol says a white
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on i-80 when the driver, 46-year-old david brewer, somehow lost control on the interstate, hit a jersey barrier, and then left i-80 careening down a grassy embankment. authorities say brewer continued across the westbound off ramp , then across northeast 14th before hitting a southbound vehicle driven by 69-year-old gerald kluver of ankeny. both drivers were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. authorities are still trying to determine the cause, including whether the driver may have experienced some sort of medical problem. and earlier this morning, a semi lost control on i-35 northbound just south of cumming. authorities found the truck laying on its side with severe front-end damage. the accident happened around 6:30. it caused a lot of headaches for commuters coming into the metro . the driver, 25-year-old jacob shivers of rayville, missouri suffered minor injuries. the state patrol says he was cited with failure to maintain control. steve: new at 6:00, a woman is now charged in the death of a three-year-old in ottumwa. 31-year-old kasheena tucker is facing murder charges in the death of three-year-old wysdom evans.
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january of 2014. tucker was the child's guardian when she died. tucker was taken into custody in utah, where she is being held on a $500,000 bond. also new at 6:00, one man was killed in a small plane crash today in pottawattamie county. authorities say the plane had taken off from an airport in omaha and crashed near interstate 29, just north of council bluffs, after experiencing engine problems and hitting a power line. officials say the victim was the only person on the plane. a popular outdoor christmas light trend could cause some serious problems for airplane pilots. stacey: the faa released a statement expressing concern about laser light displays that could distract pilots. kcci's rose heaphy joins us live with their concerns. rose: we have our own laser light display going on outside. it is pretty dazzling, but if this points into the sky, it could cause problems for pilots, much like laser pointers. thousands of laser light beams
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christmas colors. year. rose: laser lights aren't staying on the shelves for long. at true value hardware in west des moines, they sold out in a week. >> they like innovation and they like technology, and that kind of wraps that all up in one. extend beyond the city block and into the skies and cockpits above. >> the potential is definitely there for there to be an issue or problem, if people aren't careful. you could easily be at an altitude that those lasers could affect you. rose: especially during takeoff and landing, a laser could impact a pilot's vision. using a flight simulator, flight instructor tim harmer explains how a stray laser beam could be a distraction. >> lighting systems at the airports mean and identify different things, so the potential for the confusion exists as well as the temporary blindness. rose: the star shower instructions tell users not
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paths within about 10 miles of an airport. in the metro area, that extends from nearly johnston to central warren county. pilots aren't trying to be grinch on christmas lights, just asking people to be aware. >> be really careful on setting them up and make sure that none of the small beams of light actually go out past the rooflines. rose: you can see how this gets pretty distracting, especially if it gets into a pilot's eyes. i reached out to the des moines airport, they tell me that they have not had any incident so far this winter season. live in des moines, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: a republican presidential candidate put the spotlight on veterans this morning in west des moines. marco rubio called for reforming the department of veterans affairs. chief political reporter cynthia fodor was there. she joins us now with details. cynthia: iraqi war veteran pete
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broken. >> this is a decrepit, loaded bureaucracy of 340,000 bureaucrats who can't be fired that don't serve our veterans, and i want to do something about it. cynthia: marco rubio says he is the candidate to do something about it, bringing along a personal reason why. his big brother mario, a former green beret, is still waiting for help with an army-related injury. senator rubio: mario is going through the same nightmare every like so many of them, he will tell you how confusing it's been, how even the forms he has complicated. cynthia: rubio calls for reforming the v.a. with while firing those who don't do the job. he also wants veterans to be able to use their benefits to seek private care. senator rubio: when on -- when i am president, benefits are going to follow the veteran. the veteran is not going to have
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cynthia: rubio said if we don't take care of old soldiers, we won't recruit new ones, saying islamic terrorists right now. he claims as commander in chief, he would fight for veterans to get the help they need and deserve. cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader -- iowa's news leader. steve: rubio also held a meet and greet at iowa state university in ames today and spent the afternoon in iowa city. meanwhile, donald trump will be back in des moines tomorrow. in washington today, the republican-led senate judiciary committee endorsed a nonbinding measure, saying that barring individuals from entering the united states based on religion, would be un-american. but trump is not backing down. he has received broad public support for his proposal to temporarily ban all muslims from entering the united states. tomorrow's trump campaign event will be held at the varied industries building, at the iowa state fairgrounds, at 6:30. the doors open at 4:00. stacey: also today, the president of the family leader and several other board members officially endorsed senator ted
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ceo bob vander plaats says he feels cruz has the right character, confidence to best represent conservative christian values, and the resources to go the distance. bob vander plattsats: people are moving on and they're looking and saying, what is fresh, what is bold, what is courageous leadership? i happen to believe that the extraordinary leader that we need for these extraordinary times is u.s. senator ted cruz. stacey: a recent cnn poll shows 20% of likely iowa gop caucus-goers back cruz. coming up, a new public service video is getting a lot of attention by using children acting the part of burglars. we'll explain straight ahead. steve: and could we see an upset tonight in ames, or will hilton magic mystify the hawkeyes?
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minu >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00.
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chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa sportscaster of the year andy garman. steve: caught on camera. two elementary aged kids are busted while robbing a west des moines woman. stacey: kcci's kim st. onge went to find out who's behind the video. this video is already getting a lot of reaction on facebook. kim: a lot of positive reaction. as of just a few minutes ago, the video has 275 shares and 177 likes. and when you see it, you might not be surprised it's blowing up on social media. they're not your average burglars. >> seeing the kids as burglars is kind of cute, but then you're like, oh, that really could happen. kim: that's the idea behind officer matthew mccarty's latest video. >> we're trying to get away from the brochure and the real boring type safety tips. kim: dressed in head to toe black, the kid burglars show how
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making you the perfect target for a thief. >> it's safety tips everybody's heard before, but we're trying to make it in a way that people will listen to them again , because even if you heard them, it doesn't mean you're doing a very good job of keeping up with your safety. kim: mccarty shot the one minute, 27 second video using a camcorder and gopro. >> it's a fun take on it, for sure. kim: shoppers we showed the vehicle -- the video to say, mission accomplished. the video was shared hundreds of times within just a few hours of being posted. >> i'm pretty funny, so i knew that would happen. kim: sarcasm aside, mccarty says it's exciting to see the numbers spike so fast. >> we watch and see how long people are actually watching, you know, because then we can prioritize our tips, at what point in the video. there's more to it then just putting it on there and hoping they watch it. kim: mccarty hopes mixing important information with humor makes this a memorable message. >> it's a good way to remind people to always be careful
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kim: by the way, those adorable burglars are actually officer mccarty's kids. the department's next video on smart 911 tips is expected to be released in january. in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: so cute. tim, thanks. -- kim, thanks. soon kids will be taking over our jobs as well. at that age? clouds on the bottom. we are down to 47 degrees after reaching the upper 50's, but normally we should be in the mid 30's. humidity 53%, west-southwest winds at 12. when the weather is warm, santa claus uses other transportation. it's like a harley davidson, out enjoying the fine weather today.
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we hover in the 40's. to :00 p.m., 43. when she'll at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, 31. -- wind chill at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, 31. we will see temperatures slowly climb. i think that i will hit 57 or 58. in bone, we had light rain move through. this is a little area of rain that skidded across the state, moved off to the northeast, created wet roadways, and we got a lot of photos of pretty rainbows today. clouds will slowly move in as the night moves on. if you are traveling tomorrow, light makes in north dakota. other than that, everybody enjoying mild readings. indianapolis, 60, a few showers, 41 in minneapolis. here is the future cast tonight. this model is not doing a great job with the cloud cover, but it
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i think it will be partly sunny friday in the afternoon. clouds will slowly increase on saturday. saturday night, here comes your rain around 9:00. there could be some thunderstorms. some of this rain will be heavy, the eastern half of the state still continuing sunday morning. i think we will get a break midday sunday, and wraparound participation -- precipitation sunday night, especially in northern iowa, that could be a wintry mix. you can see our computer model squeezing out a good inch of rain across the eastern half of the state, much less up in northwest iowa. temperatures tonight down to 37 degrees. last night, our low was only 50. that's as cold as it got. south winds 10 to 15. there is a chance for drizzle friday night. saturday, temperatures in the 50's, sunday, 53 degrees. a chance of showers and
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monday will be a windy day, maybe some precipitation very early in the morning, a week system tuesday, but it will drive in colder air. highs only in the 40's on wednesday, thursday, and friday.
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>> from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: the fans are all wound up. it's almost time for the cyhawk showdown hoops edition. let the games begin. number four iowa state at 7-0, the iowa hawkeyes 7-2. tip-off is just minutes away at hilton coliseum. that's where we find tony seeman live with a preview of the cyhawk showdown. tony: andy, that's right, the fans are still trickling. we are minutes away from tipoff. whether you are a hawkeye fan or a cyclone fan, every fan has today circled on the calendar. both teams know just how big this is. >> it is another opportunity to
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it's just another game, another opportunity to build our resume. tony: when it comes to hilton magic, iowa rolls into ames not buying the magic trick. >> they've got a tough environment for us, but we will be ready to go. tony: the hawkeyes come into a hostile environment against the cyclones with a world of swagger. >> when we are to-two with iowa, what's the point of playing? the goal is to go 3-1. we obviously want to beat them and continue our hot streak, and keep on improving. tony: it is a rivalry where there is no love lost, and always a year of bragging rights on the line. andy:george the angle never wasting an opportunity to talk trash. more highlights later. andy: tony, thank you.
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cap -- feather in the cap for iowa state running back mike warren, who led all fbs freshmen in rushing with 1339 yards in 2015, was named to the usa today sports freshman all-america team. we've got another award a rating. desmond king, an iowa standout quarterback, is in the running for an award handed out in orlando this evening. we will keep you posted as to whether or not he gets the honor, and will show you tonight at 10:00. good night for nfl football. vikings and cardinals on nfl network at 7:30. finally, baseball. major league baseball is making a push to increase brand safety after a rash of battered balls and broken bats made their way into the stands and potentially hurt those in attendance. the chicago to -- chicago cubs are extending the net behind
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it will go far to the ends of both dugouts. adding them will cost the club 100 thousand dollars, but it is certainly worth it when it comes to fan safety. this will happen everywhere around the country, something we will all get used to. stacey: it will change the game a little bit. it will affect the view. when it is right behind home plate, you forget the net is there, so when you are behind the first-base dugout you will get used to it. it is it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows 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,
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stacey: kurtis, what is ahead for the evening? kurtis: more 50's. we have gotten used to this. those 50's continue. we do have wet weather, especially saturday night and sunday morning. i think we could have heavy rainfall.
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