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tv   KCCI 8 News at 530  Me-TV  December 13, 2015 5:30pm-6:00pm CST

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>> steady rain in the metro. >> nonstop rain for almost 24 hours. jason is tracking this storm. jason: we will continue to see rain tonight and into tomorrow morning. some spots picking up in excess of three inches. around two and a quarter inches fort des moines. --for des moines. it is continuing out there. a smattering across the map as we see.
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you can see that heavier patch of rain just making it through the metro at this point. i would settle in for more rain. we are going to be seeing it for quite some time. flood warnings are out for central parts of the state. much more rain than we should be saying. we are close to breaking today's record rainfall. pack on those ponchos as you head outside. the rain will continue into the morning hours tomorrow. anchor: as we've seen, this is far from the typical weather at this time in december. marcus mcintosh is outside.
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when we get snow in time to have a white christmas? we went to the national weather service to get an answer. what a difference 20 degrees makes. it without much colder we would be talking about snow rather than rain. alan curtis, a meteorologist with the national weather service, said it is not typical to be able to play a round of golf in central iowa in december. >> for the most part we are in a prettily dish pretty typical el nio pattern. mark: with less than two weeks to christmas, many are hoping that pattern will break and we will see a white christmas. the other half of the time our
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if you are hoping for snow, you will most likely be disappointed. you will see a lot of concrete and grass. >> the likelihood is not good for snow in the metro. it will be too warm. it could be a gloomy and rainy christmas. mark: they're forecast is typically up to seven days out. anything further out is not going to be as accurate as they would like it to be. flooding from the rivers edge and street flooding. anchor: right now the greenbelt
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walnut creek reached six inches. it is likely that slick road conditions are the cause of an accident this morning on i 235. the one car accident left the vehicle on its top. it happened in the westbound lanes of i 235. it temporarily shut down the two left lanes of traffic. todd: make-a-wish had to pull all its holiday lights today. the holiday light display was closed last night early thinking they could reopen on monday but the rain is shorting out the lecture controllers here. they are trying to save any materials that can be used in the year. they have had minor flooding before but never anything like this. >> the amount of rain we have had down here, we have had parking issues.
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todd: with the shortened season, the hope is that they can fund 20 wishes. our weather coverage continues online. and on our app. anchor: a new poll shows a donald trump losing ground in the presidential race. there is a new republican front runner in iowa. ted cruz has surged to the top. brian: donald trump spent the weekend taking aim at his usual suspects. the epa and muslim immigrants. but he also targeted someone new, ted cruz. donald trump: he goes in there like a little bit of a maniac. you are not going to get things
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brian: ted cruz now has a 10 point lead over trump and an even bigger lead over ben carson among iowa republicans. it is being pushed along by evangelical voters and tea party conservatives. ted cruz predicted he would inherit the antititablishment vote. ted cruz: i think it but gravity will bring those campaigns down. the lions share of their supporters will come over to us. brian: party elders are trying to sidestep a trump nomination. donald trump: i signed a pledge but it was a double pledge. they were supposed the honorable. we're going to find out. anchor: the next republican presidential debate is tuesday
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bernie sanders is trying to take back his lead here in iowa. he is wrapping up a two-day swing today through the state. he attended a church service in waterloo and he is finishing the day at cornell college in mount vernon. todd: he is about to become the longest-serving governor in iowa and united states history. some the public is encouraged to visit the capital for an open house that starts at 10:00 in the morning. a full night's festivities at the iowa state fairgrounds. anchor: a man has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death investigation. jerry dillinger was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. they found the body while investigating the death of 37-year-old loretta dillinger.
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we had to use some excavating equipment. an autopsy is scheduled for the second body. the cause of death for both victims has not been released. todd: in fort dodge, police are investigating a suspicious death. an autopsy will be conducted and the victim's name has not been released. they are searching for a wanted man there. he is considered armed and dangerous. he is accused of firing multiple shouts -- shots. floyd left the bar before the police arrived. anchor: hunters should be careful after three hunting accidents this weekend. the most recent happened in palo
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david clark shot himself in the hand while loading his shotgun. another hunting accident was reported in delaware county. he was also loading his gun when he shot himself in the leg. another man was shot by a member of his own hunting party. he was hit in the leg with a shotgun slug. all three hunters going to be ok. todd: how the city of paris is coming together to commemorate one month since the deadly attacks. anchor: the path of destruction left behind by a tornado in texas this weekend.
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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>> this is kcci news at 530. anchor: a touching moment in rome. the piazza lights were turned off to mark one month since the terrorist attacks. they were let up with the colors of the french and italian flags. that is just one way that the country marked the attacks. todd: many also came to the plaza gala republic which has also become a remembrance spot since the terrorist attack that killed more than 100 people. 20 children and six children were killed at the elementary school in newton connecticut. this will be a first time that the anniversary falls on a
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anchor: congress is in a race against time to pass a yearly spending bill to keep the government from shutting down. negotiations are taking place at the highest levels. the current spending bill would continue funding for health care and planned parenthood, too hotly debated issues. lawmakers have until wednesday to come to a budget compromise. todd: the damage from a tornado that touchdown in texas. several businesses and homes were damaged. the tornado also toppled power lines. about 50 homes were damaged. time to check in with central iowa weather.
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jason: it is just a mess. we finally see an and to this thing. this will continue throughout the evening tonight. we will be driving up the wind as well. wind to speed right now is around 20. after the system pushes through, plan on very strong wind gusts. temperatures in the 50's. here we are already in the middle 30's. we could see some light snow on the backside of this thing. it will not be much of the snow storm at all. rain continues. the share girth of this thing. city.
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even folks well off to the southwest may be seeing some heavy snow action. some potential for more rainfall. finally by the afternoon hours we take that down a dodge. but we keep the warmer temperatures. the average high still sits at 34. we are only dropping down to 32. we are going to drop the temperature all day long behind the system tomorrow. getting back towards reality here. it had to happen at some point. the system of all systems. we are finally starting to clear that out in the evening hours on monday. definite potential for another inch of rain in some spots. this thing loses its luster as
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it will be decent if you don't mind the puddles. we won't see much sunshine tomorrow. tuesday will bring on a bit more sunshine. 43 degrees tonight. temperature on the decrease tonight and tomorrow. rain is finally ending. upper 30's and mid-40's for a good portion of the state. 41 degrees on wednesday. the slight chance of a little bit of a mix. thursday through saturday we are in the low to mid 30's.
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todd: coming up tonight on 60 minutes. a new direction on drugs. >> michael botticelli's the president's new drugs are. michael botticelli: it is actually a title i do not like. it gives this old war on drugs focus to the work that we do. it indicates that we are clinging to failed policies and failed practices of the past. it has been all wrong. todd: the new force behind the star wars movie. director jj abrams. a self-described fan boy. he sits down to talk about some of the unbelievable moments on
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>> from iowa's sports leader. scott: desmond king can add all
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he had eight picks this year, it's hiding a school record. he also won the jim thorpe award. king wasn't the only hawkeye earning high praise. he was a third team all-american. they have been coming in bunches for iowa. enjoying one of his best seasons in history. coming up january 1 in pasadena. the rose bowl. bears kicker rodney gault missed a field goal that would've won the game. he ties it up at 21. washington was up by three after a field goal. chicago need something to
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can he redeem himself? no. he misses a 50 yarder and the bears lose to the redskins 24-21. neither team was having any luck moving the ball in the rain. albert ran 44 yards and it was a 7-0 chiefs lead. this was the story of the game for san diego. going out to malcom floyd. charges are still down by seven. he dropped the ball. kansas city wins in the slop. the chiefs have won seven in a
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todd gurley lunges into the end zone. 14-7. look at a bounce to the outside. 21-7. the final minute, st. louis was clinging to a seven-point lead. he lets the snap go by him. st. louis wins, 21-14. the packers are up by a touchdown over dallas. carolina is now 13-0. after hammering atlanta. they are winning over the hearts of many around town. some of his hulking carolina teammates making a big/this weekend.
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bluff team. only up by nine at the half. we will have plenty of highlights later on at 10:00. mismatch. half. she scores easily. iowa state outrebounded this team 49 to 26. they win 70-41. it is star wars night out at wells fargo arena. the forces with them. they're having a good time out there. they have the storm trooper costumes.
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todd: we continue the rains throughout the night tonight. good news in the forecast. wacky get to see the sun again. it was a dissident. disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs.
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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. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. anncr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings and votes just to campaign, like marco rubio? 27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible
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captioning funded by cbs and ford. we go further, so you can. >> pelley: michael botticelli is the president's new drug czar. just don't call him that. >> it's actually a title that i don't like. >> pelley: why? >> because i think it connotes this old "war on drugs" focus to the work that we do. it portrays that we are clinging to kind of failed policies and failed practices in the past. >> pelley: are you saying that the way we have waged the war on
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been all wrong?
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