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kim: well, the doors here at kohl's won't be closing at all until christmas eve. it's staying open 24 hours a day until then. kohl's and other stores alike are getting ready for the busiest shopping day of the year. only 146 hours until christmas means a mad dash at malls. paige: i'm a procrastinator. kim: paige stephenson is trying to beat the big crowds expected saturday. experts say it's the busiest shopping day of the year. yep, bigger than black friday. paige: this is just for myself. i still have my five-year-old to shop for. kim: a for effort. paige: i have -- how long do i have? a week, another week? kim: jordan creek mall officials say online shopping hasn't had a big impact. most stores there seeing betters sales this year than last. randy: kids are home from college, so families are out here. people are getting their last-minute shopping done, so it's pretty crazy. kim: george cataldo -- george: i wait until the day before christmas to do that. kim: is one of them.
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outfit for an ugly christmas sweater party. so, he, too, will be back. while these shoppers will battle crowds at the mall this weekend, hundreds of other iowans like morgan wright -- morgan: i'm about to travel to ecuador to go see my husband. kim: are heading out of town for the holidays. des moines airport officials say this is a busy travel weekend, but lines shouldn't be too long. still, they recommend arriving an hour and a half ahead of your flight. that's no problem for morgan, who's been waiting 10 months to see her husband. morgan: we haven't seen each other for a while, and we're just so excited to be reunited. kim: good news, if you have haven't finished your holiday shopping. experts say most stores slash prices as it gets closer to christmas. kurtis, nice weather for shoppers this weekend, too. kurtis: pretty nice, a little chilly out there really getting up early tomorrow to get a head start, temperatures will be
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17 in ottumwa, a bit of a wind chill tomorrow. the wind will select pick up as the day goes along read early on around 10 degrees, bathed in sunshine earlier on. the wind chill is 34. 3:00 p.m. is 38. still sunny skies for most of saturday read so that cold start on saturday, sunny skies for the afternoon. winds pick up to about 15 miles per hour late. sunday is much warmer, 49 and mostly cloudy. i think by the afternoon, we will have some drizzle -- maybe even some fog moving in. stacey: thank you, kurtis. $1.1 trillion! president obama signed the bill that will boost spending for defense and non-defense programs next year. republican leaders and the white house say the deal is the best they could do under divided government. it does not halt federal money for planned parenthood. craig: i think he's just smiling down, and he knows that we're
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steve: craig ellingson is relieved tonight that missouri state trooper anthony piercy now faces a criminal charge in the death of his son, brandon. the clive man drowned in piercy's custody in may 2014 on the lake of the ozarks. a special prosecutor reviewed new information in the case this year and is now charging the trooper with involuntary manslaughter. piercy turned himself in to a mid-missouri county jail today and bonded out. no date has been set for his initial court appearance. ames police still looking for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. iowa state university freshman emmalee jacobs was hit and walking on campus. police are now turning to message boards to find the driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection at lincoln way and ash avenue, where it happened. they have narrowed down the timeline through surveillance video. they say jacobs left her dorm just after 7:00 a.m.
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the street at 7:04. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies to let them know about any suspicious claims. stacey: commitment 2016 tonight, all three democratic presidential candidates gearing up for their third debate. they take the stage in new hampshire. it starts at 7 p.m. central time on abc tomorrow. it's sure to be an interesting debate, after senator bernie sanders' campaign is suing the democratic national committee. sanders' campaign wants the dnc to reinstate its access to a voter database. weijia jiang in manchester, new hampshire tonight, ahead of tomorrow's debate. weijia: bernie sanders' campaign filed the lawsuit in federal court late friday afternoon, hours after the democratic national committee suspended access to its shared voter database. jeff: we need our data, which has been stolen by the dnc. weijia: the dnc blocked the sanders' camp access after a 45-minute computer glitch on wednesday allowed workers to
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clinton campaign. sanders fired data director josh uretsky. who he insists he wasn't trying to snoop. josh: my goal was to create a record of what was wrong, so that i could accurately assess both for the campaign and for the dnc -- what my understanding was of what was wrong. weijia: but the dnc says at least four sanders users not only looked at voter files from 10 states, but saved and exported some clinton data. debbie wasserman-schultz: people make mistakes, leaving their front door unlocked, also. it doesn't mean it's ok to go into their house and steal their stuff. weijia: sanders learned of the breach more than 24 hours after it happened. not from his own staffers, but -- wasserman-schultz: he found out from me. weijia: what was his reaction? wasserman-schultz: he was stunned. weijia: the sanders camp can't even access its own files on the dnc database. it says that will cripple its
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$600,000 a day in lost donations. weijia jiang, cbs news, manchester, new hampshire. stacey: sanders is campaigning through christmas next week. he has several stops planned in western iowa monday, tuesday, and wednesday. steve: 37 states and 2 u.s. territories. that's where investigators are now looking into possible tampering by convicted lottery cheat eddie tipton. tipton is currently accused of rigging jackpots in colorado, wisconsin, and oklahoma. in july, he was convicted of fraud, after buying a multi-million dollar winning ticket in des moines back in 2010. tipton is the former security director of the iowa-based multi-state lottery association. excuse me. the iowa department of cultural affairs is asking for $65 million to renovate the state historical building. the roof is leaking. that's warping the wood floor. and granite slabs are even falling off the building's exterior. the 28-year-old facility in downtown des moines houses thousands of historic iowa artifacts. the proposed price is reportedly in line with similar museums in other states.
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that we have a safe environment that's dry and has the right humidity and environmental controls to be able to preserve those items. steve: now, the building originally cost $26 million to construct, back in the 1980's. stacey: record-breaking open for "start wars: the force awakens." the movie made an estimated $57 million from last night's show. that's more than the previous thursday night record. so, it's obvious "star wars" isn't just a movie. it's a phenomenon. steve: kcci's mark tauscheck is live at flix brewhouse tonight, where he found an indianola man who has taken his "star wars" fandom to another level. mark: another busy, packed night here at merle hay roadmall. here is the crowd for the remaining four shows tonight,
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we found out there are "star wars" fans who get dressed up. and then, there are fans who spend three years of their lives building a droid. >> there's no words to describe how wonderful it was. mark: it sounds like a religious experience. >> the action, the force. [laughter] mark: for some, the "star wars" franchise has been a lifelong experience. matt curtis saw the first "star wars" when he was six weeks old. matt: i think i was in a car seat, tucked underneath the seats, but i was actually there. mark: but for all the spectacle surrouding the latest installment -- >> i will finish what you started. mark: no costumed fanatic in the lobby at flix brewhouse could compare -- >> it's amazing, absolutley amazing. mark: to this. >> and the guy who made it made it handmade. i've seen one made out of legos, but not one that can move around. mark: as soon as this robot rolled in, the smartphones whipped out. >> that takes some skill and craftsmanship. jason: i originally planned on a more modest build, but i'm somewhat of a perfectionist.
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his r2d2 three years ago. jason: what's it like to be done? a relief! i think my wife was as relieved as anyone. mark: the owner of an indianola software development company joined an online r2d2 builders club. an online robotics forum, with members around the world, all building their own version of the droid. spending a lot of time and money. jason: i couldn't tell you the exact amount. i don't know if i want to know. mark: but of course, on nights like this, it's worth every hour and penny. watching kids, and their adults, react. jason: it doesn't really interest me to dress up for a part. this is something that's kind of in that community, but different, as well. more in my wheelhouse of electronics, building, and having fun that way. mark: you heard him say he's a perfectionist. and the detail is incredible. now, jason says it's just a few millimeters off the dimensions
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some wondered if it was the actual r2d2. live in des moines, mark tauscheck, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. >> the merchandising surrounding this film is unprecedented. steve: next at 10:00, the new "star wars" movie also means big business for stores nationwide. see the more unconventional ways some companies are cashing in. stacey: and you have probably seen this guy -- the elf on the shelf. he is popping up all over the place. but wait until you see how a
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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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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa's sportscaster of the year, andy garman. stacey: dramatic new video tonight of a suspect shooting at the florida deputy who pulled him over. we want to you let you know the deputy is in stable condition tonight. the video is hard to watch, but you can see it now. >> what's the problem? >> put your hands on the hood. >> i don't want no trouble.
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stacey: again, the deputy is ok. it happened at a traffic stop in gifford, florida. the man on the scooter pulled over because he didn't have a tag. the deputy was hit in the leg and foot. he was able to get to his feet and fire back at the suspect during a frantic foot chase. a police k9 later found the suspect. officials say the suspect was recently released from prison, after serving 21 years for attempted murder. steve: in omaha, a police officer is caught on camera throwing punches at a high school student. now, this happened on thursday. officials say it started with an argument between students in the hallway. then, there was some pushing and, suddenly, a tackle. school security guards were struggling to break up the fight. so, the school resource officer, nick canigla, rushed in. the student says that canigla punched him at least four times. the video shows the officer struck him twice. officer sexton: he's engaged here in a long, crazy brawl with lots of people around, and he's
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guidelines of our policy. steve: officer nick caniglia is 45 years old. he has worked at the school since 2011. he is now on leave during the investigation. stacey: forget clothes, experts call today "booze black friday." last year, people consumed two and a half times more alcohol than usual on the friday before christmas. alcohol sales then were also up 142%. theaters aren't the only ones cashing in on the big "star wars" premiere. steve: nope, "the force awakens" also means big business for retailers all over the planet. if you haven't noticed, "star wars" merchandise is not just popping up at toy stores, but on more and more unconventional things, as well. daniel: i came across campbell's soup that was branded with a "star wars" character. i came across a pottery barn bed, selling for $4000, that looked like the millennium falcon.
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crest toothpaste, are also taking advantage of "star wars"-mania. there is no shortage of toys, either. toys 'r' us says the sci-fi franchise has produced some of its hottest items for the past 40 years. an authentic "star wars" item is for sale right now in england. andrew ainsworth designed and built the original stormtrooper helmet back in 1976, while the first "star wars" movie was being filmed in the u.k. he kept the molds and, later, started making helmets from them. now, he's selling them. but you can't buy them in the u.s. "star wars" creator george lucas sued ainsworth in 2008 for copyright infringement. ainsworth settled, agreeing not to sell the helmets in the u.s. stacey: right now, police are searching for the driver of this van in houston, texas. take a look. a concerned neighbor captured this video. you can see the van is going about 10 miles an hour, with children on top of it!
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easy to kids on top, hanging on. people think the driver was trying to give the kids a better view of christmas lights. police say he could face several charges. new at 10:00, a real-life elf on the shelf you just have to see. check it out. this is four-month-old rockwell, the elf. i mean, how cute? his blogger dad from utah recently posted a series of pictures, showing rockwell get into all sorts of trouble. here he is, caught toilet-papering the christmas tree. you just never know what he'll do next. last we saw, he was firing marshmallows at his dad, while dad was trying to eat breakfast. steve: how you get a little kid to do all of that? that is pretty cool. and cool, literally. kurties: you tied that together. will pharrell is almost askew.
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we are currently at 20. starting to dip. look in those wind chills, this is current -- two below is what it feels like. one above and webster city, feels like three above in waterloo. ottumwa currently at six degrees above zero. on to be a cold night out there. chills early on because the wind settles down to 10. but single digit to the north. new, it is 32, and the wind starts to pick up. not as windy as it has been, temperatures tomorrow with a beautiful december sunshine. 32 at noon, 3:00 p.m. is 38. 6:00 p.m. temperature is 33 degrees. we had a weak system that picked up some snow showers, vigorous in southwestern wisconsin. they limited visibility, brought
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much bigger off to the east, lake effect snow's from michigan and parts of ohio and new york. off to the west, pretty quiet -- a few low clouds spread across nebraska and south dakota. if you are traveling tomorrow, 32 in chicago. 40 in st. louis and north platte. 20's up in minneapolis. high pressure building on in, sunshine across a good portion of the midwest. now, we do have some warm air out to the midwest. somewhat colder ground temperatures, and i think we will see an increase in cloud cover, maybe squeeze out some drizzle or fog by the afternoon. there is your timeline shooting through saturday. nothing but sunshine saturday, clear skies. i think sunday morning, there may be a brief period of sunshine before the clouds fill-in, especially across the eastern two thirds of the state. then arraigned chance on sunday
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it is not outrageous for december, but cooler than some of the nights we have had. northwest wind 5-15. tomorrow starts out cold, 33 degrees with the sunshine. sunday gets all the way to 49. for the afternoon hours, a very good chance for drizzle, maybe some fog read nighttime is when we could see rain showers. monday is breezy and corner, and a week system wednesday -- maybe a trace of snow in extreme northern iowa. that would be your chance for a white christmas. the rest of the state in the 40's on christmas eve and day. maybe a system next weekend. will: i probably won't be getting my free super bowl tickets this year. stacey: next at 10:00, concussion controversy. star will smith on the movie
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stacey: concussion controversy. that's a scene from sony pictures' new film, tackling a big issue in the nfl. will smith stars in the movie "concussion." discovered the link between football head injuries and a type of brain disease, now known as cte. 87 out of 91 former nfl players tested for cte in autopsies had the disease. smith says there's no easy answer to the issue. will: it absolutely is one of the most beautiful, poetic, and powerful sports you'll ever see. it's the strongest and most powerful human beings on earth. but at the same time, there is a hidden, potential long-term brain issue with the game that is hidden in plain sight. steve: the nfl is responding tonight, saying it is committed to player health and safety. the league says rule changes
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concussions since 2012. "concussion," the movie, opens on christmas day. stacey: tony seeman in now with sports. tonight, it's all about basketball. tony: we have a lot to get to. of course, the big four classic tomorrow at wells fargo arena. we will get to that.
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already busy tonight. announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: welcome back. this weekend, the big four classic will bring fanbases statewide to wells fargo arena. but tonight, the well was already very busy with action. iowa energy at home, hosting oklahoma city. and the force is strong in wells fargo arena. early on, andrew harrison, the big time prospect out of kentucky, gets that kentucky bounce for the early three. they are loving it. back comes okc. tick, tack, toe -- passing down to the big man. dakari johnson with the finish.
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off for the two-handed flush. it was a high-scoring game. but the energy would fall in this one, 116-107. now, the work just begins over at wells fargo arena. fans from all corners of iowa are expected to make their way to des moines for the big four classic. it's a huge deal for everyone in the state, but especially for those iowans that are competing on the floor. former valley player kale abrahamson is now on drake, and stepping out on wells fargo arena for the first time since he played as a senior in high school, losing in the state quarterfinals. kale: pretty excited to go back to wells fargo. last time i played there, it did not end so well. i have a bad taste in my mouth, so i want to redeem myself. reed: last year, i did not know what to expect. year two, it is exciting -- getting everyone together to play. it is pretty special. tony coleman should be fun.
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is drake and iowa in the early game. this is a uni team that can win. the missouri valley conference tourney defending champs took down number 1 ranked unc last month. so, steve prohm sees some problems. steve: great program, a program that is about winning. about doing things the right way. terrific culture they have their, obviously, mcdermott did a great job there. he has won a ton of games, terrific program. obviously, a lot of respect for what they have been able to accomplish. tony: the stage is all set. it should be a fun one on this weekend. game one, drake and iowa, on espn3. then, the nightcap, isu taking on the northern iowa panthers. tip time scheduled for 6:00. january through march is usually the bulk of the boys' prep high school basketball. but teams across the area are already matching up.
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ugly sweater party, taking it to the next level. early on, johnston's jeran proctor, making something out of nothing. what a finish. back comes the valley tigers. reason. pete economous drains the three. making it look easy. valley is tough. carlo marble, brother of iowa great devyn marble. the floater, great touch. tigers roll, 67-48. that is your final. beautiful pasadena, california. but, like the hawks have been saying all season long, this bowl game is all about business. here is iowa this week, gearing , taking on stanford. the team had some time off for school finals, and some much needed time to heal up. now, back to the details. desmond: it is always a good opportunity to get out there on the field as a team and try to
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and heading to the bowl prep, it is a good opportunity to come back and prepare for the team we have next.
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