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the investigation. ryan: the missouri highway patrol placed piercy on leave without pay. will you sleep better tonight knowing that trooper piercy is off the road and in custody? craig: yes, i believe the public will be much safer with him not on the road. ryan: i am told the trooper did post bond this afternoon. his first court date is pending. steve: ryan, thank you very much. it has been one week, and ames police are still looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. kcci's vanessa peng is live to show us what's new. vanessa: steve, now ames police are turning to these message boards like this one behind me to find the driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection at lincoln way and ash avenue, where an 18-year-old student was hit and killed. police say emmalee jacobs was walking to campus just after 7:00 monday morning when she was hit. the driver took off right before an iowa state university police
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intersection. ames police say jacobs was living at buchanan hall at the time. they've narrowed down the timeline through surveillance video. they say jacobs left buchanan hall just after 7:00, and an less than four minutes later, that officer pulled up. police say autopsy results confirm she was struck by a vehicle. cmdr. tuttle: just to the significant injuries that she had was very consistent with the vehicle striking her. so, again, doesn't tell us necessarily what kind of vehicle and wise. -- what kind of vehicle it was. vanessa: besides the public, police are asking auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies in ames and outside of town, since winter break starts next week, to report any suspicious claims to them. in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: a jackpot-fixing investigation is expanding to more state lotteries. authorities want to know if former multi-state lottery
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tipton rigged jackpots in more games. they're looking at lotteries in 37 other states or territories. tipton was convicted of fraud after prosecutors say he used lottery computers to rig a 2010 drawing. he's also accused of rigging jackpots in colorado, wisconsin, and oklahoma. two people who got tickets from speed cameras on i-235 are suing des moines. david veng-pedersen and reuven weizberg filed the lawsuit this week in polk county. they say their equal protection rights were violated, because not every vehicle the camera catches speeding gets a ticket. steve: in commitment 2016 news, this afternoon, the bernie sanders campaign is accusing the democratic national committee of trying to help the hillary clinton campaign. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is in studio. cynthia, sanders' campaign now suing over this? cynthia: that's right, steve.
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after they cut sanders off from a crucial database. it accused his campaign of exploiting an error with the software to improperly access confidential voter information, collected by hillary clinton's team. sanders' campaign manager says dnc leadership is keeping them from their own information. jeff: by their action, the leadership of the democratic national committee is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign. this is unacceptable. cynthia: now, the sanders campaign has fired its data director. he says he was just trying to document a security problem, and see if sanders' data was also at risk. and we will be hearing a lot more about this. you can be sure about that. steve: cynthia, thank you very much. so far, neither the clinton nor o'malley campaigns have commented on the data breach. all three candidates meet on the debate stage tomorrow night in new hampshire. the democratic debate starts at
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from the february 1st iowa caucuses. the iowa democratic party is now getting information out to its hundreds of precincts. and today, they delivered information packets. candidates, and they been working hard. we're just looking forward to having a successful evening, and getting our democrats out talking about the issues. steve: the iowa republican party announced earlier this month that the nearly 1700 locations are locked down. stacey: the head of the department overseeing iowa's flagship history museum says the building is in serious need of repair. iowa department of cultural affairs director mary cownie says the state historical museum in downtown des moines has water leaks that require the facility's atrium to be littered with buckets. the department wants to renovate the building and estimates it will cost $65 million dollars, over the course of several years. steve: a processing error delays
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go employees. a spokeswoman says paychecks mistakenly weren't issued today to all of the company's roughly 4800 employees. she says the gas and convenience store chain will direct deposit paychecks into employees' bank kum and go is working to figure out what caused the error. just in time for the holidays, hyvee aisles is now available in all 240 stores. the grocery service allows customers shop online, then pick up their order or have it delivered. pickup and delivery are free with a minimum $100 order. stacey: health officials say there's not much flu going around so far this year. that's much different than the last three flu seasons. doctors' offices were filled with patients before christmas, and illnesses peaked by late december. only one state, south carolina, is reporting significant flu-related traffic at clinics. the weather has been so nice,
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the flu along to anybody. steve: unless you are me. i ran across the wrong person. kurtis is always happy and rarely ill. kurtis: i hope you are ok, my friend. good to have you back. the flurries are not widespread, a few over towards wisconsin, you can kind of see the clouds off to the northeast. our planar tonight, some wind out there. it will slowly settle down as the temperature goes down, cruising down to 17. a pretty cold december night compared to what we have been experiencing, dipping down to wind chills of 10. 3:00 p.m. temperature of 38, with sunshine, sunny skies throughout the day. upper 30's above our normal high, and sunday is up to 49, i think we see some afternoon
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southwest wind at 10-20. steve: kurtis, a lot of traffic in des moines this weekend for the big four classic at wells fargo arena. a great event. drake plays iowa at 3:30 saturday. and iowa state taking on uni at enjoy the final downtown farmers' market of 2015. the winter market is open tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside capital square in downtown des moines. more than 130 vendors selling fresh meats, honey, crafts, and a whole lot more. stacey: something else to check out this weekend in ames. the reiman gardens railroad display is all decked out for the holidays. the amazing trains now roll through poinsettias and christmas trees. steve: well, that is cool. coming up, cavalier collision. lebron james, big guy, dives for a loose ball and tackles a woman. who he landed on, and how she's doing tonight. stacey: plus, out in force. the records the new "star wars" movie is already breaking. steve: and dollar deal, where you can buy a brand new iphone
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but first? diane: president obama outlined his object is wake up in your first home. wake up in a home with a new address. wake up in a home with no address. your dream home evolves, and protecting it takes committed support. american family insurance. 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.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin.
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we're just two weeks away from the new year, which means everyone is taking stock of 2015, including president obama. stacey: kcci's diane roberts is live in washington with the highlights. diane: it's become an annual holiday tradition, as the president took questions from reporters on topics ranging from terror to tax reform. president obama: so much of our steady, persistent work over the years has paid off for the american people in big, tangible ways. diane: president obama closing out the the year with a list of his administration's accomplishments, including job growth and passage of bills. but he also outlined the work still to be done in his last year in office. president obama: we're going to defeat isis. and we're going to do so by systematically squeezing them -- cutting of their financing, taking out their leadership. diane: the president did praise congressional passage of a
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but he acknowledged that other items on his agenda, like closing guantanamo bay, may be more difficult to get through. president obama: i'm not going to be forward-leaning on what i can do with congress, without congress. and every once in a while, they diane: after the news conference, president obama headed to san bernardino, where he'll meet with families of the victims of the recent terror attack. after that, he heads to hawaii, where he will begin vacation with the first family. live in washington, diane roberts, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: in a rare show of bipartisanship, lawmakers in washington approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill. it funds the federal government through next fall. the bill now heads to president obama's desk for signing. stacey: federal authorities now joining the hunt for a texas teenager, serving probation for a drunk-driving crash that killed four people. 18-year-old ethan couch's
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from "affluenza." or, so much wealth and privilege, he doesn't know what consequences are. authorities think couch may have fled the country with his mother. steve: the wife of a pga champ is now suffering from concussion symptoms. nba star lebron james plowed into her last night, while scrambling for a loose ball during a cleveland cavaliers game. jason day's wife, ellie, was released from the hospital earlier today. now, she says no hard feelings. james was just doing his job. by the way, james is 6'8" tall and weighs 250 pounds. ouch! toxicology results show that scott weiland died of a toxic mix of drugs, including cocaine. a minnesota medical examiner says heart disease and other health conditions, linked to weiland's long history of drug abuse, contributed to his death. the former stone temple pilots frontman was found dead on his tour bus earlier this month.
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stacey: federal health officials are proposing a tanning bed ban for anyone under the age of 18. it's part of ongoing efforts to reduce skin cancer. the fda proposal would also require tanning bed users to sign consent forms acknowledging the risks of the radiation-emitting devices. steve: making news right now, heavy snow is falling on the mountain passes in the washington cascades. a storm now sweeping through the pacific northwest has already dumped 18 inches of snow on snoqualmie pass. another 4-8 inches is expected to fall today. i think we could rename that snow. that is a lot of snow. kurtis: anybody that is headed out to the rocky mountains state for skiing, you will be pleasantly surprised. the snow packed very high this year, especially as we head to the holidays reason. already a good amount of snow to the west. cold air for a change, a wind
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feels like temperatures in the single-digits, been a while since we have this kind of cold. though not unusual, feels like nine in marshalltown, six in webster city. mostly clear skies at 7 p.m. there will be a few snow showers off to the northeast. here in the metro, chills around 10 at 10 p.m. cold early tomorrow, we did down to 17. but we will have a nice bit of sunshine, noon is just above freezing. by 3 p.m. it is 38. a pretty mild saturday. the system to the northeast getting a few clouds and flurries of snow showers, not having a great impact. over towards the mississippi river. we are seeing some lake effect snows across michigan and into ohio, this will be their chance for a white christmas.
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that system will move on through and leave behind some sunshine for tomorrow, with 40's from north platte to st. louis. 50's in kansas, colder air to detroit. high-pressure nudging on in, tomorrow. a system developing will allow warmth and moisture to roll in on sunday. the warmer air pushing in over the colder ground temperatures, even though we don't have snow on the ground, i think we see fog and drizzle by sunday afternoon. here is the future cast tonight. 11:00 p.m. is clear. saturday is filled with sunshine across the state, from the mississippi to the missouri. saturday night, expect clear skies. heading to sunday, the clouds will increase and really cloud up by the afternoon our, with drizzle moving on in -- especially across the eastern parts of the state. down to 17 degrees tonight, a
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wind chill in the metro near 10, single-digit to the north. the wind picks up late in the day, about 15 miles per hour. sunday, look in that temperature -- 49 degrees. there is that chance of afternoon drizzle, and by the nighttime, we could get some light showers in the northeast especially. 40's much of the rest of next week, christmas eve is 40. christmas eve is 43. steve: just one accident up on merle hay road, just south of aurora northbound. it is causing problems on that heavily traveled access road in the city of des moines. other than that, everything across the city looks pretty good. checking out the drive times, the west is at seven. east is at six. that is pretty good for a friday afternoon. stacey: a push to save the home to iowa's heirlooms, our top story at 6:00. rose: these planters at the state historical museum are actually catching water dripping from the ceiling. i'm rose heaphy. and i'm going to talk to you
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renovation plan. cynthia: i'm cynthia fodor. dupont pioneer in johnston is pulling the plug on hundreds of jobs the company planned to create in iowa and is cutting its workforce nationally. i'll have details. tony: less than 24 hours until the big four classic, and the
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how do you stop a guy who can >> oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! >> that was mind-blowingly amazing. i laughed, i cried, i screamed at the screen, and i can't wait to watch it again tomorrow. steve: "star wars: the force awakens" is blowing minds and breaking records. stacey: yeah, the movie made an estimated $57 million from last night's show alone. that's more than the previous thursday night record, $43.5 million set by "harry potter and the deathly hallows: part 2," in 2011. steve: that was a pretty good movie, too. theaters will be very busy today. many are showing episode 7 around the clock. shopping malls will be busy this weekend.
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christmas, many people will be out searching for that perfect gift. stacey: retailers say 90% of people still haven't finished their holiday shopping. steve: count me among them. stacey: if you did your shopping early, did any of the gifts you bought come from amazon? steve: good question. new numbers show 39% of all money spent by americans online is spent there. that's more than the next 20 e-commerce sellers combined. well, if you're still stumped about what to get the gadget-lover in your life, how about a brand new iphone? stacey: best buy is selling the 16-gig iphone 6s for only a dollar today. steve: oh my. stacey: the catch? you'll need to sign a two-year contract with either verizon or sprint. steve: customers who trade in a working iphone 5 can also snag a $200 gift card. merry christmas from the duke and duchess of cambridge.
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their christmas 2015 holiday photo this week. it shows prince william and his wife, kate, outdoors with their children, prince george and princess charlotte. steve: good looking family. the photo was taken this fall, in the gardens of kensington palace in cambridge. stacey: what's the quickest way to get on santa's naughty list? steve: don't tell your parents you're jumping out of a plane! >> is he in an airplane, or what? >> oh no, he's jumping out of an airplane! steve: roger ryan was visiting sydney, australia, when he decided to shock his parents. now, they thought they were skyping with him while he was on a bus, until he jumped. stacey: roger landed safely, by the way. steve: oh, man, i hope his parents's hearts are ok. taking a live look at i-235 and 22nd street in west des moines. lots of law enforcement out today for a special traffic project focusing on impaired drivers. so, drink responsibly, if you're planning to attend any holiday parties. stacey: we're back next with a final check of the forecast. you're watching kcci 8 news at
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stacey: we are still little shocked by the sun. kurtis: it is starting to feel like christmas, maybe not look like it. single digits to the north, feels like 16 in the metro. extreme northern iowa did see below zero wind chill tonight. sunshine again tomorrow, 30 degrees on saturday. cloud cover on sunday, drizzle, very mild and 49. rain showers, and not a great chance of snow. steve: the snow is not so bad when you don't have a ton of
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kurtis: think about how that would refrigerate it. steve: thanks, kurtis. they have a beautiful train in ames wake up in your first home. wake up in a home you've made a bit bigger. wake up in a home with a new address. wake up in a home that doesn't even have an address. as your life evolves, your dream home evolves too, and protecting it takes committed support. at american family insurance we support your dreams. see how you can save with ring video doorbell at amfam.com/ring announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on the bully... jeb bush: donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. (applause) announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on isis. jeb will destroy isis... and keep america safe. jeb bush: the united states should not delay
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