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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  December 18, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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kcci 8 news at noon is next. >> this is breaking news from kcci 8 news. mollie: thank you for joining us on this friday. we have breaking news right now concerning the drowning death of clive native brandon ellingson. ryan smith has the new information. reporter: for more than one year calling for criminal charges against trooper anthony piercy after their son drowned while in missouri police custody. within the past hour we've charging piercy with involuntary manslaughter. special prosecutor willaim seay made the announcement in morgan county, missouri after a lengthy review of the case this year. trooper piercy arrested ellingson on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and admitted to using the wrong life jacket.
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drowned. piercy said he wasn't properly trained for water patrol but a morgan county jury cleared him of criminal charges last year. that changes today with this long-awaited announcement. we are working to contact the missouri highway patrol for comment. and get reaction from brandon's father craig and will continue to update online at kcci.com. mollie: ryan, you've covered this case since the beginning. what do you think has happened in the past year to bring about this charge? reporter: we spoke to his former supervisor last month he said initially the highway patrol did not properly present all the evidence necessary during the inquest. it also comes down to an issue of negligence and whether or not to hold the trooper accountable for multiple missteps and failures to follow protocol. i can't imagine we would be here without the ellingson family's quest for answers, pushing for a
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review by an independent prosecutor. mollie: thank you so much for the update. work continues to identify a body found in mahaska county. a deer hunter found the body wednesday afternoon just north of oskaloosa. we're waiting to hear results of an autopsy that will determine a cause of death and also identification. police in ames still looking for -- have installed a evening tool to help them into the hit-and-run accident that killed an iowa state freshman monday. a sign is in place at the intersection where 18-year-old emmalee jacobs died after being rundown at the intersection of lincoln way and ash near the isu campus. officials are also looking at video from nearby security cameras to try to pin point a suspect vehicle. jacobs' funeral is set for tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at center point urbana high school. if you have any information that you think may help in the investigation, you're urged to contact ames police. new at noon, a hubbell realty project has residents in one des moines neighborhood speaking out
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hubbell is looking to build up to 25 duplexes in a space on the 4200 block of lower beaver road. nearby home owners say the proposed units are too close to their property. councilwoman christine hensley met with the group earlier this morning to hear their privacy concerns. one resident says that the measurements are only 15 feet away his back fence. >> when you have a normal neighbor they are 30 feedback, you are 30 feet back. you have about 60 feet between your property. mollie: plans to rezone the neighborhood to accommodate the duplexes were discussed at the last city council meeting. in west des moines expect to see extra officers patrolling the roads today. the central iowa traffic safety force and governor's traffic safety bureau are joining forces for a traffic enforcement project. they're looking for all traffic violations, but paying special
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the good news is the sun is out but it is not warming us up very much. let's check in now with metinka for a first look at your weekend forecast. metinka: it does look really pretty up the sunshine and blue sky. when you step outside and it feels really cold. we have wind chills in the teens in the 20's. it feels like only 21 here in des moines. at ames the windchill is 17. we have also been tracking a few snow showers. they have been across northeastern iowa, right hours. mason city back towards dubuque. they pick up a light dusting of snow but so far our camera is just showing cloudy skies. it will stay sunny in central iowa and it will stay cold and even colder tonight. this will be some of the coldest air of the season settling back into the. we still have that warm up in tomorrow looks really nice.
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mollie: scandal inside the democratic race for president. a bernie sanders campaign staffer has been fired for accessing confidential clinton campaign material. and now we're learning of further consequences levied by the democratic national committee. craig boswell has the details from the white house. reporter: the outsiders to be race for president. donald trump pulled up front with a slew controversial comments, including a gun of muslim immigrants and a will to keep mexicans from crossing the border. >> they are bringing drugs. they are bringing crime. they are rapists. reporter: ben carson and carly fiorina also surged early. mollie: we have a report. they will try to get a key with just a little bit. at least four others of his staffers saw the clinton data they are not facing disciplinary action. his campaign says it never downloaded or saved any of
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federal agents investigating the san bernardino attacks now believe a former neighbor of the killers was also a would-be terrorist. enrique marquez was a longtime friend of syed rizwan farook and bought the rifles used in the massacre. officials say he plotted with farook to attack a freeway and a community college. marquez remains in california related charge. - and we're learning more about the arrest of the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who was vilified earlier this year for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000%. martin shkreli is free after posting a $5 million bond after pleading not guily to charges of securities fraud. prosecutors say he bilked investors out of $11 million when he lost hedge fund investors' money through bad trades and then raided his former drug company to pay off the debts. >> he ran is coming like a ponzi scheme.
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he used the subsequent company to pay off the defrauded investors from the prior company. mollie: he first attracted attention and widespread condemnation on his pharmaceutical company drastically raised the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 per pill to $750. today he has resigned as ceo. he now faces as many as 20 years in prison if convicted. the vatican says pope francis has signed off on the miracle needed to elevate mother teresa to sainthood. that miracle was the inexplicable cure of a brazilian man suffering from a viral brain infection. jonathan vigliotti has the details. new at noon. reporter: mother teresa will soon be saint teresa after pope francis said security worshipers illness. it happened in 2008 after her
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the vatican credited his wife's prayers to mother teresa. it's the second of two required miracles recognize for the vatican. in 1990 a stomach tumor vanish after praying to the catholic nun. visitors express their admiration. >> she is always a good example to the world. when you see a person that is suffering, it does not matter about his religion over the person comes from, you have to try to help that person. reporter: mother teresa care for the sick and the poor in india. the late pope john paul ii, now also a saint, waived the usual five-year waiting period for the beautification process. mollie: the sainthood ceremony will take place at the vatican in september of 2016. many people don't know but nearly half of all people suffering from hair loss are
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coming up, how a new device is helping re-grow hair and rebuild confidence. also encouraging new numbers , from the cdc in the ongoing fight against cancer.
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news at noon continues. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist metinka slater. mollie: 40% of hair loss sufferers are women, but there aren't many treatment options for them. the commonly known drug rogaine is the only fda-approved medication for female pattern baldness. but as cbs news correspondent danielle nottingham reports, a common accessory is offering women more choices when it comes to re-growing their hair. reporter: pharmacist's hair loss later feel uncomfortable around customers. >> put makeup on, dress-up, do whatever you want but your hair does not look right. reporter: nine months ago she
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battery-operated baseball cap with a special disc inside. just flip the switch in more than 200 pulse lights if the scalp instantly terror growth. >> it's basically low level laser light which goes through the scalp and ask on the self an energy rich oxygen-rich follicle. reporter: the devices them of the market for six years but recently fda approved to promote hair growth. patients can take the cap home and set a visiting a physician's laser therapy. doctors recommend patients where the cap three times a week for routine activities. -- they do routine activities. vitamins and other scalp therapies. the 43-year-old says nearly half of her hair has grown back. >> people are like you would really good today. it feels good. reporter: and he feels
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confidence facing for customers again. danielle nottingham, cbs news, california. mollie: there are other fda approved laser caps on the market. it retails for about 3000 mark -- $3000 and is only available through dr.. -- a doctor. in other health news ,encouraging news when it comes to the battle against cancer. the cdc says while there were 1.5 million new cases reported in 2014 in the u.s., but that the rates of prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers fell that year. the cdc also says that the combined cancer death rate for men and women dropped 20% from its peak in 1991. scientists say two out of three people diagnosed with cancer are said to survive five years or more after a diagnosis. iowa's big four basketball teams are having final practices today before the big four classic at wells fargo arena tomorrow. undefeated iowa state faces the uni panthers at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. uni has a history of big four
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success. last year, they took down the hawkeyes, 56-44. and two years ago they took 17th ranked iowa state to overtime before losing. so we'll see tomorrow at 6:00 if they can hand the cyclones their first loss of the season. the of the game of the day, the iowa hawkeyes look to bounce back from their loss to iowa state last week by taking on -- that game is tomorrow at 3:30. let's check back in with metinka for the weather. christmas is a week away. white christmas? metinka: it's looking like a brown-green christmas and for travelers that is good news. it was so nice to see the sunshine yesterday and these folks captured a shot of the sunset near granger. it is no -- so nice to see it. this is our webcam.
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can get and out of the wind. it is really chilly out there. the breeze is really brisk. coming in from the west at about 20 miles per hour. it's enough to notice it on the roadways, especially on the crossroads. is making it feel even colder. wind chill's back into the teens and low 20's. feels like only 17 degrees in ames. grab the warm coats and it in throughout the afternoon. at least people have sunshine. just what you would expect for this time of december. overnight lows are the coldest we've seen in several weeks. falling back to the teens for overnight lows. over the weekend a great-looking warm-up is heading our way. we have the sunshine in central iowa and northeast iowa has been dealing with snow showers the morning. it is moving in from minnesota and the mason city area. those are moving away. those will not be affecting us.
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we are heading for a nice couple of days with some warmer weather that will begin to arrive as we head towards saturday. here comes the war front that will lift to the north. the warmest day of the weekend is still expected to be on sunday with highs flirting with 50 degrees. ahead of the cold front moisture will be drawn to the north. we will look for some fog in some drizzle to develop of the late afternoon hours but much of the day should be mild. that will be followed by slightly cooler temperatures next week. not cold enough for it to the snow for a white christmas. get ready for a cold one tonight. it will feel like winter with low temperatures in the single digits. teens across the rest of the state. the wind will be settling down. high temperatures will respond nicely to the sunshine and the south wind will boost ties back to the upper 30's to low 40's, getting back above average again. we still have sunshine and 33 in des moines. a brisk wind from the west at 23 miles per hour. there is a big chill in the air today.
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it might -- overnight lows turn cold. back to 16 in des moines. the breezily settling down. tomorrow will be shifting back to the south. 37 in the afternoon with sunshine and a letter wind. sunday will feel even better. highs close to 50 degrees despite the chance of rain by late in the day. temperatures next week stay pretty mild at least the wednesday and even christmas eve is looking ok. we have a slight chance for what looks like to be a little bit of light rain with the temperatures above freezing. it looks like it could be a brownish-greenish christmas. mollie: thank you. still to come, a great stocking stuffer idea. tickets to the des moines
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concert. 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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dear future, life is good. no, great. i'm like, a man. only better. but even though i know everything, i still feel like you could surprise me. like that skateboard incident with the squirrel. but life is sweet now. hey, what could go wrong? it's you and me all the way, future.
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mollie: wiki get when you combine cowboy hats, party hats and opera? a new year's eve concert you will not forget.
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guest: you bet. mollie: the texas tenors. guest: we are really excited about it. these guys are terrific showmen. two have iowa connections. john got a graduate degree in cedar falls. and marcus was born and raised in davenport. he has a sister living in west des moines. they are here to come home and see a lot of their friends. they are a terrific group and wonderfully entertaining. they do a variety of music, including patriotic, custer he -- country, light rock, american ballots. and with 85 members of the des moines 70 behind him, that symphony -- des moines symphony behind them, it is spectacular. mollie: you have a great thing every new year's eve. guest: it's a tradition that started out with the vienna philharmonic.
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there is probably 1000 eve. are more popular. we always play to play -- pale marched to the vienna symphony. mollie: just give us a little bit more of their background. going about what they do. through a variety of circumstances they met and the show. a lot of these reality shows, voice." for singers. it does not attack people and a lot of young positions and advantage of it. "america's got talent" was their first brush with stardom. now they are doing concerts all
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they have longtime stands in las year. on the weekends they do consciously hours. -- concerts like ours. mollie: they have quite the moines. how do we get tickets? is a very special night. guest: ticketmaster is the best way or our website which is dmsymphony.org. mollie: it is that 8:00 so we will be done by? guest: 10:15 to people can go out and party or go home and eve. if they want to have a more leisurely dinner they can do that too. years eve. congratulations for another successful new year's eve. 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.
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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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jeb bush: the united states should not delay in leading a global coalition to take out isis with overwhelming force. announcer: tested and proven leadership matters. jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] mollie: a recap on the breaking news. they special prosecutor has charged missouri state trooper anthony piercy with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning death of clive knitted brandon ellingson. he address him on suspicious of boating while intoxicated and admitted to using the wrong lifejacket.
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ellingson fell off the patrol boat and drowned. you can look for more on this story later today on our news at 5:00 and 6:00 in our website, kcci.com. one more look at the weather for the weekend. metinka: it is nice to have the sunshine back. we will still be dealing with a brisk wind today. it will be supercold to start on saturday with lows near 16 but heading for near 40 degrees tomorrow. near 50 on sunday. that looks fabulous. next week temperatures stay nice and mild to look like it might be too warm for snow. a typo. we can only hope. this week.
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