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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  December 14, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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bernie cannot 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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: right now at noon, police say one person is dead
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in campustown at iowa state university. good afternoon, everyone, i am mollie cooney. the accident happened earlier this morning. vanessa peng has been following the story all morning and joins us live from the scene with the very latest. vanessa: mollie, ames police say an isu female student was hit somewhere here at the intersection of lincoln way and ash avenue just before 7:00 this morning, and they had this area closed off for about two hours as they piece together what happened. ames police tell us just after 7:00 this morning isu police , office drove up to the intersection and saw a female student lying on the street. she was taken to mary greeley medical center where she died from her injuries. police say based on the injuries she sustained, they believe it to be a hit and run. at this time, they don't have any witnesses. >> this morning about that time it was still dark. it was raining pretty hard at that point and so that could
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happened, but again there's never a reason for someone to leave the scene of an accident. vanessa: police say the student is an 18-year-old and are not releasing her name pending family notification. they are also asking for the public's help. if you noticed anything suspicious from 6:30 to 7:00 this morning, please call ames police or the story county crime stoppers. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. mollie: thank you very much, vanessa. the other big story we're covering is the aftermath of a weekend full of rain and now snow in some areas. let's check in with frank to see when this system is going to be moving out. frank: it is pretty much moving out right now. we are not seeing much of the way of precipitation in the metro right now, just some lingering showers, 37 degrees. the wind to the west and northwest is now up here 21
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western iowa got in on some snowfall but this area of high way out. head throughout the afternoon. could still see some scattered 40's. we will ever out -- level out around 40 degrees with the wind gusting at times near 25 miles west. 6:00, we are drying out with temperatures in the upper 30's. we have a big change in the 8 day forecast. mollie: thank you, frank. it was a sloppy and messy commute but it still beats the several inches of snow we'd be dealing with had temperatures been colder. and for about an hour this morning, it was cold enough for the rain to transition to snow but the flakes were melting as soon as they hit the ground and roads.
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park will be closing this afternoon before the evening commute. also closed, gray's lake park including the creighton trail. at waterworks park in des moines, about it dozen members of a local electrical union are out tearing down the electrical boxes and pulling up the wiring at jolly holiday lights. the flooding is worse than first thought and the raccoon river is west side of the park. they will be there throughout the afternoon working on this. flooding continues to be a major concern in many parts of the metro. marcus mcintosh joins us now live from clive with the soggy details. marcus: mollie, right now we are in clive. we are in a parking lot of the eternity church. the parking lot is full of
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now our first stop this morning was on swanson boulevard in clive, where you can see the road closed signs were not stopping the drivers of cars or trucks from going about their daily business. people working in the area tell us they have seen worse flooding in the area but flooding in mid december is basically unheard of. they are hoping the rain will stop and the water will recede and they don't have to drive home through the water. in greenville park -- in greenbelt park in clive, the only way to traverse the trail here is most likely on a boat or an inner tube, though we are not advising that. the water over the banks of walnut creek means business as its rapid current streams toward the east. this kind of thing happening in the winter is something they do not see an something they do not like to see. live in clive, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. mollie: turning to news from around the state this police in monday, franklin county have charged a man with murder after being called to a hampton home yesterday. the original call was for a
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investigation, officers say they discovered that the victim, 51-year-old michelle key wound. police say they believe key's boyfriend, 60-year-old ronald lee rand, was responsible and have charged him with first degree murder. rand remains at the franklin county jail. new at noon, the johnston school bus driver who was caught on camera assaulting a student appeared in court. robert scarbrough did not have an attorney at the arraignment and instead will be assigned a public defender. today, the judge entered a not guilty plea for scarbrough. he faces two charges, child endangerment and assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. his trial is set to begin on february 8. breaking sports news coming in, the new york times is reporting commissioner rob manford has decided not to lift the permanent ban imposed on pete rose more than a quarter century ago.
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anyone in baseball history well hall of fame. the decision comes less than three months after he met with rose. a new poll shows gop presidential hopeful ted cruz with a ten point lead over rival and now, trump has come out swinging against cruz. both men join seven other republican candidates tomorrow for another primetime debate. jamie yuccas has more in this afternoon's commitment 2016 report. mr. trump: my whole life has been about winning. i'm going to win. jamie: a determined donald trump wasted no time pouncing on his advancing gop rival, ted cruz. mr. trump: when you look at the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly, like a bit of a maniac. jamie: a des moines register/bloomberg poll shows cruz with a ten point lead in iowa. cruz has been reluctant to criticize trump. he'd like to win over trump's supporters. however, the texas senator did post a lighthearted comment on
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1980's song, "maniac." republican strategists say cruz could be just as polarizing to the electorate as trump. >> we need more female voters, more hispanics. and instead of learning those lessons, you have candidates like cruz and trump who are doing the exact opposite. ms. clinton: fight for the kind of future we deserve. jamie: another new poll shows democratic frontrunner hillary clinton would defeat trump or cruz in the general election, but she would narrowly lose to marco rubio or ben carson. nine gop candidates face off tomorrow night in las vegas for another primetime debate. jamie yuccas, cbs news. mollie: mike huckabee, rick santorum, and senator lindsey graham did not make it into the main debate. they will appear earlier in the evening. closing arguments are underway one of six officers charged in the death of freddie gray while april. a prosecutor is telling jurors the police wagon in which gray was injured, was a casket on
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meantime, baltimore's mayor says emergency operations center, to help agencies coordinate any necessary response following the jury's decision. a chicago firefighter is dead after falling two stories down an elevator shaft while fighting a blaze in a warehouse on the city's south side. fire officials say it happened when the victim and other firefighters were searching for the source of the blaze. officials say they were blinded by heavy smoke when one fell down the shaft from the 2nd floor to the basement. still to come today at noon, we are less than two weeks away from christmas. we will tell you what the
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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,
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and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon with mollie cooney. mollie: the u.s. post office says today will be its busiest shipping day of the year. it's also a very busy day for delivery company fed ex. getting those holiday gifts delivered on time is a complex process that combines manpower and technology. weijia jiang got an all-access
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operations center in memphis, tennessee. weijia: a non-stop wave of packages flow into the fed ex global operations center. some 10,000 workers will handle 2 million packages every day during the busy holiday season. >> we just started our superbowl. weijia: once packages arrive, they are unloaded and sorted, to a conveyer belt that determines their final destinations. fed ex says it's on track to set a record this holiday season by delivering 317 million packages, up more than 12% from last year. because online shopping is booming. >> our infrastructure is really geared around the capacity to handle one month out of the year. weijia: so it's all about the holidays? >> it's all about the holidays. weijia: packages are flown in and out of memphis international airport where fed ex has its own flight control tower to help land 200 planes a night. and just like commercial
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the way. in 2013, a series of snow storms crippled deliveries. many customers didn't get packages until after christmas. this team's job is to keep that from happening again. 15 in house meteorologists use two massive monitors to track weather and cargo planes around the world. >> we make tactical decisions minute to minute throughout the day. weijia: fed ex says if storms hit this year, they now have a better ability to revise routes and move packages to different hubs, hoping deliveries will show up on time. weijia jiang, cbs news, memphis tennessee. mollie: fedex teams not only watch how the weather impacts shipments but issues like labor and security across the world, which could halt or delay flights and deliveries. bad news for iowa farmers. the 2015 iowa land value survey conducted by iowa state university shows the average
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estimated to be $7,633 per acre, dropping for the second consecutive year. per acre value declined $310 or 3.9% since 2014. the survey showed farmland values now have fallen almost 13% from the historically high 2013 values. despite decreasing again, farmland values are still more than twice the reported values from 10 years ago and almost 14% higher than 2011 values. statewide averages from over $9,000 an acre for high quality farmland to around $5,000 an acre for low quality land. finals week is always stressful on a college campus, but at drake, the stress of studying is nothing compared to what she's been through. the former foster child grew up believing kids like her don't go to college. this week, she's proving herself wrong. tonight, eric hanson introduces us to the articulate student who admits she really shouldn't be here.
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news at 6:00. this is whether time so let's check back in with frank -- this is the weather time so let's check back in with frank. frank: we have just about had it all, and temperatures in the 60's last week. snow. just think if all this rain had been snow and we had several folks say, we want the snow, lindsay sent this picture in of her cute pups. on our lake panorama, we have some frost on the camera. this area of low pressure is starting to wind itself out of here. on the backside, wrapping in
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it will be cooling us down. a brisk northwest wind and look at this precipitation in the great lakes and even had some snow flurries this morning out to the west. it did not amount to much, but what did was all the rainfall we had over the weekend. just over three and three quarters an inch of rain in des moines. in waterloo, five plus inch amounts. it is finally starting to and. -- and -- end. the wind suddenly pickup out of the north and west, 25 miles per hour. right now in des moines gusting at times near 30. megan sent in this picture from indianola of some snowflakes flying this morning. we are going to keep that scattered chance for some
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early portion of the afternoon and then it kind of just gets cloudy for the rest of the afternoon with temperatures leveling out around 40 degrees. notice these isobars, it will be a breezy afternoon before the next system starts to pull in. west. i think we will miss out on a bulk of the moisture as it slides through late tuesday into north and west. mainly just a cloudy and windy rest of your monday. dry. could get in on some of those snow flurries by the end of the day tuesday and early wednesday but i think that system mainly stays off to the west. 42 our temperature today, maybe some of those isolated showers will be tapering off.
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36 is the low tonight, could see some fog. no changes immediately in terms of temperatures. look at thursday, back in the 30's for highs and friday we barely make it to 34 high. mollie: 15 on saturday. frank: there are going to be some cold nights but we have been spoiled. mollie: some people want it cold and snow. still to come two of des moines' , favorite artists team up to bring us all home for the holidays. up next, we'll talk with max
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than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. mollie: local artist maxwell man is once again home for the holidays, combining jazz and big and along with another local, tina haase findlay. they now join may, not singing. thank you for coming in. a big weekend coming up.
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this all came about. special time of year for me as with everyone else. i love experiencing this time of year as a musician because you tunes that you have grown up started five years ago. we were coming off a successful show at hoyt sherman place and i thought i would try my luck at a holiday show. that first year it was at the playhouse and we have taken it to several different venues the past five years. mollie: combining jazz, big band, what else? max: the last couple of years we have gone with a six piece band that is a real compact, great jazz band. it is directed by a frequent collaborator of mine and a trumpet player.
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you have done this for several years and now you are co-collaborating. tina: it is very exciting for me. i am very excited to work with macs in that capacity m --ax in that capacity. a lot of the things i am doing i have a hand in composing and arranging also. to have such a great group of musicians who literally, some of them are from international jazz stages, to have them be playing my music it is awesome. mollie: what will you be singing? tina: some favorites like "go tell it on the mountain," and a new one for my christmas problem. some other stuff to. mollie: speaking of that new album, tell us about it.
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show and it is called "the intimate tina christmas 2." it is very sparse, it is a great soundtrack for whatever in the holiday season, your parties, your tree trimming, your cocktails, in the car going down the street. it has been getting a really good response. mollie: it starts at 7:30 both nights. max: on the 17th and 18th and there are just a few tickets left. truly, there are only a few tickets left so get on it. 7:30 at the bridge which needs -- which is a neat setting for this show. it blows it up into a grand setting, a huge set built for the show. tall ceiling, stadium-like
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there will be desserts and after dinner drinks, coffee drinks and stuff like that. mollie: very quickly, jazz opening, tell us about the club. max: my cup runneth over this holiday season. very positively. on new year's eve we are opening noche, a new jazz and cabaret club in des moines. i will be serving as the entertainment director. mollie: thank you for coming in. max: 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. i'm hillary clinton
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dear future, please help. the present is kind of a scary place. i have no money, no job, no clothes. i feel completely helpless. but i hear good things about you, future. like i'll have hair, and friends, and books and music.
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frank: showers going to be tapering off the rest of the day, it will be brisk and windy. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.
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