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december 20th. time for us to check in with frank for our forecast. frank: temperatures feeling pretty good. they will continue into next week. 39 in des moines. in perspective, the average high is 33. council bluffs at 45. roadways are dry. no precipitation. 39 at the airport. when that south and southeast at 12. we will see more cloud cover than yesterday. 48 by noon. for much of the day we keep clouds around with temperatures in the 50's. rain chances in the forecast. marcus: the final democratic presidential debate of the year was held in new hampshire last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton moved past the data breach scandal and the candidates discussed a wide range of topics.
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manchester. weijia: bernie sanders quickly put the data breach scandal behind him during the democratic presidential debate in new hampshire. the democratic national committee says sanders' staff improperly accessed valuable information compiled by hillary clinton's campaign. bernie sanders: i want to apologize to my supporters. this is not the type of campaign we run. weijia: clinton accepted his apology. sanders also claimed this is the second time the dnc accidently released private data. he says the first incident was two months ago and his campaign immediately reported the problem. with the san bernardino mass shooting still fresh on voters' minds, the candidates debated national security and fighting terrorism. hillary clinton: the first line of defense against radicalization is in the muslim community. martin o'malley attacked sanders and clinton on their gun control records. martin o'malley: secretary of clinton changes her position on
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seems. having one position in 2000 and then campaigning against president obama. saying we don't meet federal standards. weijia: the candidates all agreed on one subject. gop frontrunner donald trump. they slammed many of his ideas, including a brazen plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. hillary clinton: he is becoming isis' best recruiter. bernie sanders: somebody like a donald trump comes along and says i know the answers. the answer being all mexicans are criminals and rapists. weijia: the first votes will be counted in the iowa caucuses on february 1st. weijia jiang, cbs news, manchester, new hampshire. marcus: new hampshire will hold its primary on february 9th. saturday night was the final debate in 2016. both parties are set to take the stage once again in january. the next republican debate is scheduled for the 14th. the next democratic debate three days after that. as for republicans, frontrunner donald trump is riding a wave of support after the latest gop
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he drew a huge crowd saturday speaking in cedar rapids at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong military. while also making jabs at jeb bush, calling him incompetent, and saying america is run by similar people, which has to stop. trump took questions from the audience and told them he doesn't care if anyone likes him. donald trump: some people say he's not a nice person. but who cares, ok, who cares. marcus: despite donald trump's big turnouts at events, support for him in the iowa caucuses may fall short of his poll numbers. a new york times article calls the trump campaign disorganized when it comes to following up with supporters after his events. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says only 20% of people associated with a political party actually caucus and turn out for this crucial vote is key for the campaigns. dennis goldford: you can say all you want for a particular candidate but if you don't show up the evening of february 1st, it doesn't do that candidate any good.
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article during his rally in cedar rapids last night, calling the new york times a dishonest and failing news paper. saturday, an iowa state university freshman, emmalee jacobs was laid to rest. ames police are still looking for the driver who hit and killed her while she was walking on campus monday. 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. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies to let them know about any suspicious claims. right now police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40 year-old ankney man, says he was working as a private investigator when he was shot trying to break up a fight. he told police he was following a person friday night, leading him to the park around 6:00 p.m. he claims he stepped in to break up a fight, that's when a man pointed a gun at him. the victim grabbed the gun and tried to wrestle it away, but the gun went off hitting him in the stomach.
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hospital, he not been released. drake university has named a new provost. sue mattison will begin this summer, overseeing the university's academic division. she replaces disney's homes who stepped down last may. your weather is never more than five minutes away so time to check back in with frank. frank: temperatures have been great, today is definitely different. wind out of the south bringing an mild air. wind will be breezy through the afternoon. 13 miles per hour, sustained speeds. clouds have made their way in, they will stick around through the rest of the weekend with sunshine yesterday.
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temperatures looking good, minneapolis at 36. mid-50's in kansas city. 53 today, afternoon shower, monday looks cooler with northwest wind in the picture. tuesday, sunshine has warm temperatures near 47. marcus: the big for classic met big events -- meant big business for restaurants near the iowa events center last night. the basketball teams drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed wells fargo arena saturday. and part of the pre-game fun is eating, making nearby buzzard billy's quite the popular place. kcci's rose heaphy has more. bryan moon: it's just a great day for basketball in iowa. rose: sold out showdowns. drake vs iowa. and uni vs iowa state. drawing out enough school spirit to put family members head to head. steve peterson: i went to iowa,
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at iowa state, so a little family rivalry. jeff slifka: claire over here is a uni student, but this year we got her converted to iowa state for the game. rose: but that all gets put aside for a pre-game bite to eat. chris lehmertz: controlled chaos. everyone's in a really good mood. rose: before tip-off, buzzard billy's is jam-packed. jeff slifka: this is crazy. no place to sit. it's tough to get a drink, but you know, it's a great place to be. rose: all teams and all colors in full force with waiters serving up big plates for big bucks. chris lehmertz: anytime there's a big event next door at the arena, whether it's the big 4 or concert, it's always good and always does well for our bartenders and servers and everyone involved. rose: fans say it's all part of the big 4 classic experience. rick efink: it's just a cool opportunity to see all the other fans. i've got a lot of friends that went to other schools. rose: first enjoying a tasty dish all before seeing that perfect swish.
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people, buzzard billy's had their full event staff on deck. that means extra servers and kitchen staff. coming up, how one post office worker made a great-grandma's
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forget. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning weekend. with alyx sacks and meteorologist metinka slater. frank: temperatures this morning are a lot warmer than they were this time yesterday. you will need a jacket. ankeny at 37. algona at 36. knoxville at 43. 24 hours ago we were 25 degrees warmer. 24 degrees warmer for ames, 23 warmer for lamoni.
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yesterday was mostly sunny, area of low pressure to the north and west pulling in clouds. wind out of the south keeping us warm. for the most part we stay dry. temperatures over the next week cap 32. today we are in the 50's. we jumped back into that on wednesday and our christmas day we expect 46. marcus: black friday may get all the hype, but it was yesterday, super saturday, that can make-or-break the holiday shopping season. families were out in full force saturday, getting some last minute shopping done, and visiting santa, all just in time for christmas. 90% of people say they still have shopping left to do before the big day. according to shopper track, yesterday was one of the biggest shopping days of the year, just behind black friday. despite the holiday rush, the crowds kept on coming at local retailers. joshua sandoval: i always get in the same way, buy things and then right before it gets time for christmas, i'm like i should
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it's awesome. marcus: well, procrastination pays for some shoppers. many stores start discounting items the closer it gets to the holidays. and now to a heartwarming holiday story. a michigan grandmother proves that no matter you're age, if you're "nice", santa will grant your christmas wish. at 84 years old, ann upton doesn't have a long christmas list. upton's south haven home decked for the holidays but no one to share it with. so the great grandmother of 13 put her pen to paper. ann upton: dear santa, you may think i'm dumb. i'm 84 and live alone. could it be possible that you would bring me a chiuaua pet? marcus a pet to keep her company : because after all. ann upton: you have your own dog and it loves you and you love it. marcus: this letter, pulling the heart strings of postal worker
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letters to santa. nila dubas: it took me a while to be able to come across caring people that would actually help me put this together for you. marcus: dubas working with clare duran of furever fosters to find a chiuaua for upton. clare duran: for some senior citizens it means life or death. they can wake up and have something to live for. marcus: so the week before christmas, clare and nila with a little help from santa and his modern day sleigh, bringing new life to upton. >> lady bug, this is ann, you're new mommy. and and, this is ladybug. marcus: this four-legged gift proving. ann upton: that everybody, somebody is santa claus somewhere in the world. marcus: because even at 84, christmas wishes still come true.
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i'm looking at temperatures in the 60's. frank: they will get close to that, not quite 60 but i think you can go outside and enjoy yourself. 39 in des moines, close to 40 in lamoni. temperatures haven't changed much. 41 of the metro. harry 71 mid-30's and creston at 39. 41 in des moines, wind out of the south. you're just going to see clouds out there today as the sun has gone away for a bit but it will come back. this will put a smile on your face. i 3:00, 53.
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we might see an isolated shower into the overnight. what that will actually look like is patchy fog as we work in moisture. low pressure to the north and northwest bringing in clouds but not a lot yet. scatter chance for rain will hold off. a warm day on tap. then a cold front into monday meaning a return to northwesterly wind. futurecast, starting things with clouds out there. not much in rain yet. that might come in by the evening hours but plan on clouds and fog from much of the afternoon.
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waking up tomorrow morning, they will be scattered and light. wind out of the south with longer arrows showing higher wind speeds through the evening. cooler temperatures for monday. maybe an afternoon shower but for the most part tonight. patchy fog possible, wind out of the west. wind is tomorrow will not feel like that. tuesday 47. wednesday at 51. christmas day is not white. send it will bring you partly
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>> >> good morning. the big four were all there. down to the wire saturday night, tony tips off our classic coverage. tony: if there was ever a doubt about the panthers, that was destroyed. iowa state taking on northern iowa down to the wire. uni learned the majority of the night, that is paul jefferson. he had 21 points.
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safe against iowa state. george tosses it up to abdul. game-high 30 points. it wouldn't be iowa state highlights without a bit of this. joe leal, he takes it down. drives it to the basket, fancy finish, he had a great night at 28 points. 11 assists. now is where things get interesting, under 30 seconds, i would state help one point they need to press. it was a scramble, iowa state ball and mckay is loving it. iowa state with a chance to take the lead. george flips the ball, iowa state has to follow.
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monte morris grid the floor -- hit the floor but mrs.. uni 81 to 79. handing the cyclones their first loss. >> they have to believe in who they are. when you come into a stretch against a team like this, when they get going, there's not a lot of teams that slow down once i get started. we had to stand up and get a couple stops. >> we can play with anybody and i know the coach and the guys in the locker room believe it. what game we are in -- no matter what game we are in we have to believe it. >> obviously there are things you have to correct. but i think we are still improving is a team and every day trying to get better.
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>> i want to win every game. none of us have lost a lot. but i understand i can't go nuts. we have to be ready. tony: let's recap. against fifth-ranked iowa state and top-ranked north carolina. uni fears no one. marcus:>> drake came. what they needed to up their game was take the floor. playing with half money against the hawkeyes. first half, dominic. nicholas baer, the third down. -- the throw down.
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30 to 30 at the break. iowa got a huge boost off the bench. 13 points and seven rebounds. iowa builds a big lead. 25 points and five assists. down the stretch, mike gesell puts the hawkeyes on their back. final minute, that will do it. they big reason why iowa won. >> that's what you have to love about him, he keeps coming come. -- coming. he will come back and go to work and keep attacking you. it is a difference in the game. back kind of point guard play. >> he was unable to capitalize on the huge day for the emerging
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>> this year, i definitely took it personally and had to match up at the big four. i think our team did a good job of not being scared. just trying to be physical with him and see what happened. >> on the women said, drake falls at niu.
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning weekend. marcus: developing overnight. in-flight bomb scare. what crew members found onboard this plane that forced it to land miles from its final destination. plus drama heading into last night's democratic debate. we'll show you the highlights as the candidates squared off for the final time in 2015. good morning and thanks for waking up with us.
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temperatures are warm. frank: we have been above average. looks like that will continue into christmas. people ask me up to yesterday if we have a white christmas and i think we can confidently say it will happen. -- it won't happen. i know some folks would like it but temperatures waking up in the 40's for this time of year. 41 in des moines and 37 in ames. we have the wind out of the south ringing up warmer air. and moisture from the gulf. wind is gusty. it will stay mild through the morning. wind out of the south at 15 to 20. 3:00 temperature at 53. i will let you know if we have more temperatures in the
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marcus: our top story. commitment 2016 news now. the democratic presidential candidates faced off in new hampshire last night. their first and only match up in the granite state before february's primary. kcci's sally kidd was in manchester where there was some drama heading into the abc news debate. sally: saturday night showdown. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley in a manchester matchup. martin o'malley: excuse me, no. david muir: no governor, we have to abide by the rules. sally: sanders and clinton, clearing the air. bernie sanders: our staff said whoa, what's going on here. sally: in drama up to the debate sanders fired a staffer for , accessing confidential clinton campaign voter files stored on a dnc database. tonight, he lashed out at the dnc for temporarily cutting off access to his own files after the breach. bernie sanders: that is an egregious act. hillary clinton: we should move on because i don't think the american people are all that interested in this. bernie sanders: yes, i apologize. sally: martin o'malley, barely
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to grab the spotlight. martin o'malley: we're listening to the bickering back and forth. sally: maybe that's how politics -- the debate focused heavily on national security and combating isis and the candidates mixed it up on gun control. martin o'malley: senator sanders voted to give immunity to gun dealers. secretary clinton changes her position on this every election year, it seems. bernie sanders: do not tell me that i have not had the courage to stand up to gun people. hillary clinton: i have been for the brady bill, i have been against assault weapons. sally: both sanders and o'malley seeking draw distinctions with the frontrunner. bernie sanders: i voted against the war in iraq. martin o'malley: may i offer a different generation's perspective on this? marcus: clinton is averaging a 25 point lead over sanders nationally, but sanders has a slight edge of about 4 points in new hampshire. the democratic candidates will square off again in the new year. they'll meet on january 17th. the republican candidates next debate on january 14th. republican frontrunner donald trump was in cedar rapids
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he drew a huge crowd speaking at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong military. trump also said he doesn't care if anyone likes him, and took jabs at jeb bush. kcci's political analyst dennis goldford says even though trump is ahead in the polls right now. it all comes down to who shows up on caucus day. dennis goldford: if trump is simply making appearances and drawing crowds but if he's not capitalizing on those crowds and getting names and addresses and commitments to turn out, all they are is simply a form of entertainment. marcus: no candidates are in iowa today, but mike huckabee and bernie sanders will be back tomorrow. huckabee has stops in marshalltown, toledo, van home, -- van horne, and swisher. sanders kicks off a three day tour with a town hall meeting in sioux city. developing overnight. a bomb scare forces a plane to land mid-flight.
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plane after it landed safely in kenya. the plane's 459 passengers and 14 crew members were on their way to paris, when someone discovered a suspected bomb in the bathroom. the pilots made an emergency landing in the kenyan city of mombasa. authorities are now working to confirm whether the package found actually contained any explosives. and right now in madison, wisconsin. police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at a mall saturday. one man was shot in the leg, and several panicked shoppers ran for cover when the gunfire erupted. witnesses say several young men were involved in a fight there. the mall was closed for several hours following the shooting, but has since reopened. and streets in minneapolis were quiet overnight after hundreds of protesters gathered there on saturday afternoon. members of the black lives matter movement started the rally outside the minneapolis police station, demanding justice in the shooting death of jamar clark by a police officer in november. witnesses to the shooting say he was handcuffed at the time, but the police union say he was not,
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officer's gun. back here in iowa. des moines police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40-year-old ankeny man told police he was shot while trying to break up a fight there. he claims as he stepped in to break up the fight a man pointed a gun at him. the victim grabbed the gun and tried to wrestle it away, but the gun went off, and the bullet hit him in the stomach. the victim was taken to the hospital. no word on his current condition. ames police continue to search for the driver who hit and killed an iowa state freshman last monday. authorities are now turning to message boards to help find the driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection w wre it happened at lincoln way and ash avenue. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies to let them know of any suspicious claims. funeral services were held saturday for the victim,
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i went outside and almost put it back inside, my coat. frank: temperatures will feel pretty good this time of here in the 50's. wind out of the south bringing warmer air from the gulf. nine here in des moines, 13 in lamoni. you will see this on satellite radar with sunshine around yesterday but i the end of the day we work in clouds with low pressure to the northwest. we will see those clouds around today, maybe isolated shower by the end of the day. temperatures across the midwest are above average. you can see warmer air down to the south. temperatures in the 30's for minneapolis and 20's for bismarck. three day forecast, 53 is our
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tomorrow is the first day of winter and 40 degrees. temperatures jump back into the mid-40's. marcus: a big four battle on the hardwood. all of iowa's division one basketball teams played at wells fargo arena saturday. and to finish the day, a major upset. northern iowa faced fifth ranked iowa state. the panthers had already knocked off top-ranked north carolina this season, so they went into this big game totally unafraid. uni led isu for most of the game, thanks primarily to wes washpun who finished with 28 points and 11 assists. despite a late run by the cyclones, the panthers held on to take down another powerhouse team, 81 to 79. the earlier drake iowa game was also a pretty close one. but the hawks held on to win that 70 to 64. the big 4 classic means big business for restaurants near the iowa events center. the basketball teams drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed the well
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restaurants surrounding it. buzzard billy's was a popular spot for fans this year. fans in every color searched for an open seat to get a drink and a bite to eat. jeff slifka: this is crazy, no place to sit. it's tough to get a drink, but you know, it's a great place to be. chris lehmertz: anytime there's a big event next door at the arena, whether it's the big 4 or concert, it's always good and always does well for our bartenders and servers and everyone involved. marcus: this weekend could be seen as a warm-up for downtown businesses. several thousand people are expected to flood the area again in march, when the ncaa tournament comes to des moines. still ahead. giving back. how a woman in omaha is helping those in need this holiday season, and how many years she's been doing the same thing. still ahead.
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--disease. asthma. diabetes.
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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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marcus: welcome back to kcci. severe snowstorms rolled through oswego county, new york saturday, dumping 6 to 12 inches of snow in some areas. another 3 to 6 inches are expected through this morning. despite this snow though some experts say the northeast is on pace for the warmest december on record. and it'll also be a white christmas in parts of california. snow and ice covered the roads and trees saturday near sacramento.
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to stay off the interstates until they were clear. the snow did stop mid-day -- saturday, so if temperatures get higher the snow could melt away before the holiday. marcus: thanks frank. -- it looks like it will be a brown christmas as opposed to a white one. frank: you have temperatures that are way too warm for snow. even with the moisture it wouldn't fall. temperatures in the mid 30's in ames and fort dodge. well above forward we were at this time yesterday. 25 degrees warmer in des moines just 24 hours ago. look at fort dodge at 27 degrees warmer. a lot warmer out there this morning.
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we saw sunshine for most of the day yesterday but unfortunately that has gone away. but warmer temperatures are here to stay. tomorrow we dropped a bit into the 40's, what 47 on tuesday and christmas day at 46. marcus: thanks frank. for decades, a woman in omaha has quietly and kindly helped hundreds of people stay warm throughout the winter with her hand-made donations. this year, she's at it again. jeremy maskel has her heartwarming story. >> that is going to be a set. jeremy: there is great generosity in her handmade creations. she has submitted nearly her entire life -- lmottedknitted almost her entire life. >> it is what is necessary during and after the war to
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jeremy: now every day because she loves it. >> it settles me down. it is some kind of therapy. jeremy: look at her living room and you see how big a passion this is. this year she met 233 hats, and 13 lap blankets for people to gives who use a wheelchair. >> they are all going to charity. jeremy: all of it for men, women, and children who could not afford the warmth on their own. he has donated her work each year for 40 years. >> it makes me feel very good. jeremy: it will pick up my many year -- when the new year arrives. >> i like to sit there and knit.
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soon. marcus: christiansen says she is taking yarn donations. if you want to help, you can find out how on our sister station's website, ketv.com. another sweet holiday story now. a soldier in louisiana got a little help from old saint nick to surprise his daughters he hadn't seen in nearly two months. christopher hutchinson: it's been very mentally draining, emotionally draining being without them. marcus: private first class christopher hutchinson left his home in louisiana for basic training in south carolina in early november. he found out this week he'd be flying home for christmas, and asked his wife and santa to help surprise their three daughters the next day. santa: what do you want for christmas? >> a guitar. daddy. >> that is santa magic.
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hutchinson says he plans to spend as much time with his girls as he can before he returns to fort jackson for the new year. and there was plenty of holiday cheer in atlanta saturday. dozens of runners donned their ugliest sweaters for some holiday-themed exercise. from tutus to onesies, everyone proudly displayed their christmas worst. >> it's like kids and dogs and people and old people and young people there in crazy sweaters, merry. it's really fun. >> everybody is looking at everybody's sweaters and having a good time. marcus: temperatures in atlanta yesterday got up into the 60's, so some runners say they just got too hot and had to ditch their ugly sweaters mid-run. baltimore, denver, philadelphia, and tempe arizone also held ugly sweater runs saturday. still ahead, fans of breaking bad will recognize brian cranston as the star of the new film trumbo. it's the subject of john
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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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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. frank:. -- good morning.
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a little cooler to the north in the low to mid 40's. this morning, it is bad. 41 in des moines. knoxville as 43 and 39 for atoma. yesterday we were close to the teens. big-time improvement. take wind out of the south bringing in warmth and temperatures that are above average. not much of a wind chill, when discussed a through the afternoon. -- wind it gusty this afternoon. we jump quickly into the mid to upper 40's. 3:00 at 53. 32 for the high temperature, 21 degrees above that.
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showers by this evening as the system pulls through -- cannot rule out isolated showers this evening. bringing in clouds and moisture. it will take a while for the moisture to end up here. warm front lifting through the state meaning a warmer day today . as the cold front slides through, cooler temperatures for monday. but still above average. starting things out with clouds, it is not much in the way of precipitation until later this evening with showers through the evening into the overnight what most of this rain shows it is down to the south and east. wind is the story, out of the
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-- bringing in cold air. 53 is our high. maybe an afternoon shower but clouds stick around. temperatures will rise through the overnight and winter begins tomorrow. hi temperature for the first day of winter is 47. christmas is brown at 46. marcus: it's hard to beat history when it comes to good movie material. this week, john pascuzzi says the new film "trumbo" proves that point. john: he was one of hollywood's highest paid screen writers in the 30's and 40's. his name was dalton trumbo. bryan cranston of "breaking bad" fame stars as trumbo, the iconic and eccentric screen writer who seemed to have it all until his association with the communist party brought it all down in 1947. it was a time of the red scare
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with nine of his fellow writers, would be sent to prison for so called un-american activities. blacklisted by all the major studios, "trumbo" comes up with a plan to write scripts with screen credit going to others just to pay the bills. >> what we are about to do is the one thing everyone says we can't. >> what is your position on the blacklist? >> it is alive and well and so is the black market. >> you don't want your name on it? >> know you don't want my name on it. >> who is it? >> kirk douglas. john co-starring helen mirran as : gossip columnist hedda hopper, "trumbo" is slick, stylish, but slow moving. cranston, who along with mirran, recently received a golden globe nomination for his performance is remarkable in the title role. unfortunately, the film, which showcases a truly disgraceful time in hollywood's history, is
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"trumbo." it could have used a rewrite. for kcci 8 news, this is john pascuzzi at the movies. marcus: next week john reviews a little film called "star wars: the force awakens." can't wait for that review. and "star wars" is already proving to be a force to be reckoned with. disney says the film made more than $120 million in the u.s. from just thursday night and friday. that smashes the previous record set by "harry potter" back in 2011. globally, "star wars" has taken in more than $250 million. box office analysts say it has a shot at setting a new u.s. record for biggest opening weekend ever. and "star wars" fans are going for their own record. they're attempting to hold the world's largest lightsaber fight over a 24-hour period. more than 10,000 people signed up in los angeles, san francisco, san diego, and seattle. the numbers from all four cities will be combined and tallied on monday. the current record is 7,000
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diego earlier this year. the force is also invading the white house. president obama made this statement at the end of his year-end press conference friday. president obama alright : everybody, i've gotta get to "star wars." thank you. marcus: after the president took the stage, two storm troopers and r2d2 joined press secretary josh earnest in the briefing room. the characters visited the white house as part of a special screening of the film for gold star military families. we are working on temperatures into 50 degrees and a live look at our camera at i-35 and 22nd street. conditions are joy -- conditions
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marcus: andrea bocelli's distinctive tenor voice and italian charm have made him a favorite of music buffs around the world, as cbs sunday morning's kristine johnson shows us. andrea: not all are so nice and you to full like you are. kristine: you are a charmer. are you comfortable after all these years being a sex symbol? andrea: many years ago, they said this but it was a joke, of course. kristine: what is the best thing about success? andrea: the best thing is that,
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marcus: home for the holidays with andrea bocelli, plus, the fine art of small talk, and some heavy metal caroling by the trans siberian orchestra. those stories and so much more, coming up on "cbs sunday morning," right here on kcci at 8:00. today's top stories are straight ahead on your morning news leader. stay with us, everyone. another full hour of "kcci 8 news this morning weekends" starts right now. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. marcus: right now at 6:00 democratic debate. , how bernie sanders addressed his conflict with the dnc. and what other candidates had to say at the year's last debate. and big four classic, who won the big games and how the crowds affected businesses in the area. good morning, everyone, thanks so much for joining us on "kcci 8 news this morning weekends." it is just after 6:00 on sunday, december 20.
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christmas, i'm going to toss it down to frank and he will give you the bad news. kristine: it is not -- frank: it is not going to be a white christmas. a nice shot of the christmas season up in algona. they have the lights on, and just a nice town in kossuth county. you will notice the roads are dry, there is no snow on the ground, and winter starts tomorrow. 41 waking up in des moines, 36 in ames, 37 in fort dodge. going to be a warm day, although the clouds will stick around. 48 degrees, by noon, headed for 50 degrees. marcus: thank you. our top story this the final half hour, democratic presidential debate of the year was held in new hampshire last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton moved past the data
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candidates discussed a wide range of topics. weijia jiang has more from manchester. weijia: bernie sanders quickly put the data breach scandal behind him during the democratic presidential debate in new hampshire. the democratic national committee says sanders' staff improperly accessed valuable information compiled by hillary clinton's campaign. mr. sanders: i want to apologize to my supporters. this is not the type of campaign that we run. weijia: clinton accepted his apology. sanders also claimed this is the second time the dnc accidently released private data. he says the first incident was two months ago and his campaign immediately reported the problem. with the san bernardino mass shooting still fresh on voters' minds, the candidates debated national security and fighting terrorism. ms. clinton: the first line of defense against radicalization is in the muslim community. weijia: martin o'malley attacked
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control records. mr. o'malley: secretary clinton changes her position on this every election year it seems. having one position in 2000 and then campaigning against president obama and saying we do not need federal standards. weijia: the candidates all agreed on one subject -- gop frontrunner donald trump. they slammed many of his ideas, including a brazen plan to ban muslims from entering g e u.s. ms. clinton: he is becoming isis' best recruiter. mr. sanders: somebody like a trump comes along and says, i know the answers, all mexicans are criminals and rapists. weijia: the first votes will be counted in the iowa caucuses on february 1. weijia jiang, cbs news, manchester, new hampshire. marcus: new hampshire will hold its primary on february 9. saturday night was the final debate in 2016. both parties are set to take the stage once again in january. the next republican debate is scheduled for the 14th. the next democratic debate, is scheduled for three days after that. as for republicans, frontrunner
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support after the latest gop debate this week. he drew a huge crowd saturday, speaking in cedar rapids at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong military, while also making jabs at jeb bush, calling him incompetent, and saying america is run by similar people, which has to stop. trump took questions from the audience and told them he does not care if anyone likes him. mr. trump: some people say he's not a nice person. but who cares, ok, who cares? marcus: despite donald trump's big turnouts at events, support for him in the iowa caucuses may fall short of his poll numbers. a "new york times" article calls the trump campaign disorganized when it comes to following up with supporters after his events. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says only 20% of people associated with a political party actually caucus and , turnout for this crucial vote is key for the campaigns.
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you like a particular candidate, but if you don't show up the evening of february 1, it doesn't do that candidate any good. marcus: trump reacted to the article during his rally in cedar rapids last night, calling "the new york times" a dishonest and failing newspaper. saturday, an iowa state university freshman, emmalee jacobs was laid to rest. ames police are still looking for the driver who hit and killed her while she was walking on campus monday. police 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. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies, to let them know about any suspicious claims. right now, police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40-year-old ankeny man says he was working as a private investigator when he was shot trying to break up a fight. he told police he was following a person friday night, leading him to the park right around 6:00 p.m. he claims he stepped in to break up a fight. that's when a man pointed a gun at him. the victim grabbed the gun and tried to wrestle it away but the gun went off, hitting him in the stomach.
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hospital. he not been released. drake university has named a new provost. sue mattison will begin this summer, overseeing the university's academic division. a committee reviewed more than 70 candidates. mattison previously worked at the university of wisconsin-green bay. she replaces deneese hones, who stepped down last may. 6:05, your weather never more than five minutes away. frank: i will tell you, we have the sunshine around most of the day yesterday and then the clouds started to roll in yesterday evening. they are out there and will be out there for much of the day today. a whole lot of cloud cover all across the midwest. i wish i could show you some clearing out west that is not the case. sunshine, not so much. 43 in des moines, 29 in
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that is a warm front that will be lifting through the state, and then you have a cold front with cooler temperatures behind it. we are right ahead of that system and that will mean warmer temperatures in the 40's. or three day outlook, we have more warm weather if you like it, today 53 degrees. tomorrow, 40 degrees and sunshine back on tuesday with highs in the mid 40's. marcus: the big four classic meant big business for restaurants near the iowa events center last night. the basketball teams drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed wells fargo arena saturday, and part of the pre-game fun is eating, making nearby buzzard billy's quite the popular place. kcci's rose heaphy has more. >> it's just a great day for basketball in iowa. rose: sold out showdowns, drake versus iowa and uni versus iowa state drawing out enough school spirit, to put family members head to head.
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to uni, my son is at iowa state, so a little family rivalry. >> claire over here is a uni student, but this year we got her converted to iowa state for the game. rose: but that all gets put aside for a pre-game bite to eat. >> controlled chaos, everyone's in a really good mood. rose: before tip-off, buzzard billy's is jam-packed. >> this is crazy, no place to sit. tough to get a drink but you know, it's a great place to be. rose: all teams and all colors in full force, with waiters serving up big plates for big bucks. >> any time there's a big event next door at the arena, whether it's the big four or concert, it always does well for rose: everyone involved. rose: fans say it's all part of the big four classic experience. >> it's just a cool opportunity to see all the other fans. i've got a lot of friends that went to other schools. rose: first, enjoying a tasty dish, all before seeing that
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marcus: that was rose heaphy reporting. to handle all the people, buzzard billy's had their full event staff on deck. that means extra servers and kitchen staff. coming up, how one post office worker made a great grandma's
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forget. 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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. (vo) always a warm welcome. always a friendly hello.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning weekends" with alyx sacks and meteorologist metinka slater. frank: good morning, in the last day of full. it still feels like fall out there and it 6:11, temperatures feeling pretty nice. 27 degrees warmer at this hour than yesterday morning. yesterday, a lot of us were waking up around 15 degrees. look at this morning. ankeny, 37, iowa falls, 36 and
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when i say "more," -- -- this temperatures feeling so nice and not going anywhere. 53 our high temperature today. 40 degrees tomorrow, 43 on tuesday, wednesday we jumped back into the 50's and on christmas day we are hanging out in the mid 40's. marcus: black friday may get all the hype but it was yesterday, super saturday, that can make or break the holiday shopping season. families were out in full force saturday, getting some last minute shopping done, and visiting santa, all just in time for christmas. 90% of people say they still have shopping left to do before the big day. according to shopper track, yesterday was one of the biggest shopping days of the year, just behind black friday. despite the holiday rush, the crowds kept on coming at local retailers. >> i always get in the same way, buy things and then right before it gets next to christmas i'm
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it's that time, it's awesome. marcus: well, procrastination pays for some shoppers. many stores start discounting items the closer it gets to the holidays. and now to a heartwarming story, a michigan grandmother proves that no matter you're age, if you're nice, santa will grant your christmas wish. >> at 84-years-old, ann upton doesn't have a long christmas list. upton's south haven home decked for the holidays but no one to share it with. so the great grandmother of 13 put her pen to paper. >> dear santa, you may think i'm dumb. i'm 84 and live alone. could it be possible that you would bring me a chihuahua pet? >> a pet to keep her company because after all -- >> you have your own dog and it loves you and you love it. >> this letter, pulling the heart strings of postal worker nila dubas, who helps answer
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>> it took me a while to be able to come across such caring people that would actually help me put this together for you. >> dubas working with clare duran of furever fosters to find a chihuahua for upton. >> for some senior citizens it , means life or death. they can wake up and have something to live for. >> so the week before christmas, clare and nila with a little help from santa and his modern day sleigh, bringing new life to upton. >> lady bug, this is ann, your new mommy. there is ladybug, your new puppy to keep you company. >> this 4-legged gift proving. >> that everybody, somebody is santa claus somewhere in the world. >> because even at 84, christmas wishes still come true. marcus: that is definitely a heartwarming story.
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weather forecast, it is heartwarming for me to know that winter officially starts tomorrow and we will be in the 40's. frank: the nice temperatures will be continuing. we had a nice day yesterday as well. this is a picture sent in from your local from blairsburg -- from u local from blairsburg. temperatures staying pretty nice. 43 in des moines, 36 in ames, 38 in marshalltown. waking up, wind out of the south bringing in warmer air at 13 miles per hour. in the afternoon the wind will be on an upswing in terms of speed. 48 by noon. much of the day we stay dry that i think we will pull in more moisture throughout the
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look at these temperatures, 53 by 3:00. i cannot believe it is december we are talking about with temperatures 20 degrees above average. we have a warm front lifting through the state, a cold front trailing at. you can see colder air back in the four corners region and sections of the dakotas and montana, but the cold air will stay away for the next couple of days as warm air filters in. out ahead of the cold front, we will stay warm and then we cool down a little bit tomorrow but things not looking too bad for monday, right around 40 degrees. futurecast, we are going to kind of play this throughout the day. the precipitation chance. until later this evening. it will take a while for the moisture to stream up from the south. we will keep a scatter chance for rain throughout the
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morning hours on monday. monday looks to be a cloudy day and a little cooler. the wind switches out of the north on monday, bringing us chillier air but still above average. we cannot rule out a afternoon shower, otherwise, cloudy skies and wind from the south at 10 to 15. your first day of winter on momoay, 40 degrees, 47 on tuesday.
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>> the >> good morning. the big four were all there and it was a great classic. tony seeman tips off our big for classic coverage from wells fargo arena. >> if there was ever a doubt about the uni panthers, it was destroyed tonight. iowa state taking on northern iowa, and it went right to the wire. uni led the majority of the night. 21 points. uni led by as many as 11, but no lead is safe against iowa state.
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it would not be iowa state highlights without this, jameel mckay. isu kept plugging away. every time iowa state kept plugging on, wes would answer. now is where things get interesting. under 30 seconds to play, iowa state down one point. it is a scramble for the ball. it bounces, iowa state ball, and mckay is loving it. iowa state with a chance to take the lead. george niang flips, the ball comes loose. final play, monte morris goes up and mrs.. uni beats iowa state 81-79 to hand the cyclones their first
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>> they have to believe in their program and believe in who they are. when you do come into a stretch against a team like this, when they get going, there is not a lot of teams that can slow them down once they get started. they were going in the second half and they had all the momentum. at some point we had to stand up and get a couple stops. >> we just wanted to prove that we could play with anybody. i know the coach believes in the guys. >> for iowa state, this serves as a tough pill to swallow but there is a lot of season left. >> verse some things to correct but we are still improving as a team and every day, trying to get better. >> everybody is down. i him down. i want to win. i want to win every game.
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games but i understand i cannot go nuts and do this, it is just not my personality. >> as for those panthers, let's recap the resume. when a against fifth-ranked iowa state and n.c. state. >> drake came to the well on a three-day slide. all they needed to do was take the floor in a big-time atmosphere. drake sort of playing with house money against the hawkeyes with a 4-6 record. look at the other end, the two hand throw down. 11-6 drake lead. reed timmer, lights out. the sophomore buries it. it was 30-30 at the break.
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13 points and seven rebounds. i will built a big lead, double digits, but timmer kept coming. down the stretch, mike gesell put the hawkeyes on their back, up four, final minute. that will do it. a big reason iowa one, 70-64. >> that is what i love about him, he just wants to keep coming. he feels terrible about the game the other night like a lot of people do. clearly a difference in the game. >> drake was unable to capitalize on their huge day from their emerging star, reed timmer. >> this year i definitely took a personal and had a chip on my shoulder to come back and play
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my ability. i think our team did a good job of not being scared, having the deer in the headlights look, just trying to be physical and see what happened. >> on the women's side, drake falls on the road at niu while
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off >> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning weekends." marcus: developing overnight, in-flight bomb scare. what crew members found on board this plane, that forced it to land miles from its final destination. plus, drama heading into last night's democratic debate. we'll show you the highlights as the candidates squared off for the final time in 2015. that and much more on the way. good morning, and thank you for joining us. it is about 6:30, and frank is here with your forecast. frank: i remember six years ago on christmas we had a huge
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this year it will be way too warm for snow. i will tell you what, waking up this morning in winterset, look at that. you have the christmas lights wrapped around the light poles, things looking pretty nice. i bet there are quite a few folks awake in winterset, just not out on the roadway. waking up, 43 in the metro, 41 lamoni. these temperatures are not going anywhere anytime soon, all the way through christmas day. at noon we are in the upper 40's, lower 50's this afternoon. the holiday forecast coming up. marcus: topping our news this half hour, commitment 2016 news now, the democratic presidential candidates faced off in new hampshire last night, their first and only match up in the granite state before february's primary. kcci's sally kidd was in manchester, where there was some
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debate. sally: saturday night showdown. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley in a manchester matchup. mr. o'malley: excuse me, no. >> no governor, we have to abide by the rules. sally: sanders and clinton, clearing the air. sanders fired a staffer for accessing confidential clinton campaign voter files stored on a dnc database. tonight he lashed out at the dnc for temporarily cutting off access to his own files after the breach. mr. sanders: that is an egregious act. ms. clinton: we should move on because i don't think the american people are all that interested in this. mr. sanders, yes, i apologize. sally: martin o'malley, barely registering in the polls, worked to grab the spotlight. mr. o'malley: we're listening to the bickering back and forth. maybe that's how politics are done in washington. sally: the debate focused heavily on national security and combating isis and
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gun control. mr. o'malley: senator sanders voted to give immunity to gun dealers. sec clinton changes her position on this every election year it seems. mr. sanders: do not tell me that i have not shown courage to stand up against gun people. ms. clinton: i have been for the brady bill. i have been against assault weapons. sally: both sanders and o'malley seeking draw distinctions with the frontrunner. mr. sanders i voted against the : war in iraq. mr. o'malley: may i offer a different generation's perspective on this? marcus: clinton is averaging a 25 point lead over sanders nationally, but sanders has a slight edge of about four points in new hampshire. the democratic candidates will square off again in the new year. they'll meet on january 17. the republican candidates' next debate on january 14. republican frontrunner donald trump was in cedar rapids saturday, he drew a huge crowd speaking at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong military. trump also said he doesn't care if anyone likes him, and took jabs at jeb bush. kcci's political analyst dennis
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is ahead in the polls right now, it all comes down to who shows up on caucus day. >> if trump is simply making appearances and drawing crowds but if he's not capitalizing on those crowds and getting names and addresses and commitments to turn out, all they are is simply a form of entertainment. marcus: no candidates scheduled to be in iowa today but mike , huckabee and bernie sanders will be back tomorrow. huckabee has stops in marshalltown, toledo, van home, and swisher. sanders kicks off a three day tour with a town hall meeting in sioux city. developing overnight, a bomb scare forces a plane to land mid-flight. we are going to show you the air france plane after it landed safely in kenya. the plane's 459 passengers and 14 crew members were on their way to paris, when someone discovered a suspected bomb in the bathroom. the pilots made an emergency landing in the kenyan city of mombasa. authorities are now working to
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found actually contained any explosives. and right now in madison, wisconsin, police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at a mall saturday. one man was shot in the leg, and several panicked shoppers ran for cover when the gunfire erupted. witnesses say several young men were involved in a fight there. the mall was closed for several hours following the shooting, but has since reopened. and streets in minneapolis were quiet overnight, after hundreds of protesters gathered there on saturday afternoon. members of the black lives matter movement started the rally outside the minneapolis police station, demanding justice in the shooting death of jamar clark by a police officer in november. witnesses to the shooting say he was handcuffed at the time, but the police union say he was not, and that he reached for an officer's gun. back here in iowa, des moines police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40-year-old ankeny man told police he was shot while trying to break up a fight there. he claims as he stepped in to break up the fight, a man pointed a gun at him.
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tried to wrestle it away but the gun went off, and the bullet hit him in the stomach. the victim was taken to the hospital, no word on his current condition. ames police continue to search for the driver who hit and killed an iowa state freshman last monday. authorities are now turning to message boards to help find the driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection where it happened at lincoln way and ash avenue. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies, to let them know of any suspicious claims. funeral services were held yesterday for the victim, 19-year-old emmalee jacobs. it is now 6:35, time to turn our attention to the forecast. frank: you know the wind out of the south this morning will be pumping in some nice warm air for us. they are starting to dial-up. as we head throughout the afternoon, those at times near
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the other thing you will notice today, the clouds. an area of low pressure just off to the northwest dragging in those clouds, but the temperatures are warm so who needs the sunshine, right? if you like it, and i do, it will be back a few days -- in a few days. a cold front out to the west, dragging in some cooler air. bismarck in the 20's, kansas city close to 50, and st. louis at 44 degrees. winter starts tomorrow, not really looking like it anywhere across the midwest with no snow for anybody, and temperatures down south in the 50's. can we keep that heat? details coming up. marcus: a big four battle on the hardwood. all of iowa's division one basketball teams played at wells fargo arena saturday. and to finish the day, a major upset. northern iowa faced fifth ranked
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the panthers had already knocked off top-seeded north carolina this season so they went into this game totally unafraid. uni led isu for most of the game, thanks primarily to wes washpun who finished with 28 points and 11 assists. despite a late run by the cyclones, the panthers held on to take down another powerhouse , 81-79. the earlier drake iowa game was also a pretty close one. but the hawks held on to win that 70-64. the big four classic means big business for restaurants near the iowa events center. the basketball teams, drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed the well, and even more flooded the restaurants surrounding it. buzzard billy's was a popular spot for fans this year. fans in every color searched for an open seat to get a drink and a bite to eat. >> this is crazy, no place to sit. it's a tough to get a drink but it is a great place to be.
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next door at the arena, whether it is the big four or a concert it's always good and always does , well for our bartenders and servers and everyone involved. marcus: this weekend could be seen as a warm-up for downtown businesses. several thousand people are expected to flood the area again in march, when the ncaa tournament comes to des moines. still ahead, giving back. how a woman in omaha is helping those in need this holiday season, and find out how many
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and soldier 6:40. severe snowstorms rolling through oswego county, new york saturday, dumping 6 to 12 inches of snow in some areas. another 3 to 6 inches are expected through this morning. despite this snow though, some experts say the northeast is on pace for the warmest december on record. frank: they can have it. they had a lot of lake-effect snow across the great lakes but things here feeling good. 24 hours ago we were waking up to some chilly temperatures. now, 27 degrees warmer in des moines.
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temperatures in des moines, 43, ottumwa, 39, marshalltown, 38. if you have not been outside yet, you will still need the jacket but not as cold as it was yesterday. the clouds will be around for much of the day today, and we might even squeeze out a shower. clouds but dry today, temperatures in the 40's. how about a stack of pancakes today. anything on that plate looks good. marcus: now i am hungry. a woman in omaha has quietly and kindly helped hundreds of people stay warm throughout the winter with her hand-made donations. this year, she's at it again. jeremy maskel has her heartwarming story. >> that is going to be a set. jeremy: there is such great generosity in emma
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>> probably about 75 years. jeremy: at times, out of real necessity. >> it was necessity during and after the war to get your own stuff, there was nothing to buy. jeremy: now every day, because she loves it. >> it settles me down, it is some type of therapy. jeremy: look at her living room and you learn how big of a passion this is. this year alone, she noted 233 hats, 19 pairs of mittens, and lap blankets for people who use a wheelchair. she is going to give them all away. >> they are all going to charity. jeremy: four men, women, and children who could not afford the warmth on their own. she has donated her work each year for 40 years. >> it makes me feel very good.
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when the new year arrives. >> right after christmas if there is nothing to do, i sit there and knit. even if there is something to do, i sit there and nicked. -- knit. jeremy: with no plans to stop anytime soon. marcus: christiansen says she is taking yarn donations. if you want to help, you can find out how on our sister station's website, ketv.com. another sweet holiday story now, a soldier in louisiana got a little help from old saint nick, to surprise his daughters he has not seen in nearly two months. >> it's been very mentally draining, emotionally draining being without them. marcus: private first class christopher hutchinson left his home in louisiana for basic training in south carolina in early november. he found out this week he'd be flying home for christmas, and he and his wife asked santa to help surprise their three daughters the next day. >> what do you want for
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>> i want a gift card. >> daddy. >> that is santa magic. marcus: hutchinson says he plans to spend as much time with his girls as he can before returning to fort jackson for the new year. you have to check this out, there was plenty of holiday cheer in atlanta saturday. dozens of runners donned their ugliest sweaters for some holiday-themed exercise. from tutus to onesies, everyone proudly displaying their christmas worst. >> it's like kids and dogs and people and old people and young people, they are in crazy sweaters and it does make christmas merry. it's really fun. >> yeah. everybody was having fun out there. everybody's looking at everybody's sweaters and having a good time. marcus: temperatures in atlanta yesterday got up into the 60's, so some runners say they just got too hot and had to ditch those ugly sweaters mid-run.
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and tempe, arizona also held ugly sweater runs saturday. still ahead, fans of breaking bad will recognize brian cranston as the star of the new film "trumbo." it's the subject of john pascuzzi's review this morning. plus, record setting weekend. the new bars being set by the new "star praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress 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.
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frank: this is sunset yesterday after the clouds started to roll in. click on the u local page, go to facebook. temperature wise, 43 in the metro, 41 and knoxville. yesterday, they were hanging out right around 10 degrees so a big-time improvement over just the same time yesterday. airport skycam, you can see the city lights. the wind out of the south at about 13. it will be breezy this afternoon but thankfully it is out of the warm direction, meaning warm
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we keep the clouds around. 3:00, low 50's today. we might bring in some light drizzle as we head throughout the evening and overnight hours as moisture starts to move in, but temperatures do not cool down much tonight. an area of low pressure bringing in moisture from the south, but it will take a while to get here. mainly cloudy skies today and the moisture moves in later in the form of fog and light shower activity. a one front lifting through the state, breezy ahead of it and warm. temperatures going to be feeling nice pretty much all week. here is futurecast, roll through the day. we might see some of that light shower activity by the evening hours tonight but for the most
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better chances for some showers out of the southeast tonight as the front bolster a. -- front polls through. the wind will be out of the south pulling up warmth but as we head throughout the overnight hours, they switch more to the south, and higher wind speeds. 53, and your high temperature in des moines, maybe an afternoon shower otherwise just cloudy. 35 the low tonight, mild temperatures, but the wind switches around a little bit. tomorrow, first day of winter. 47 on tuesday. a slight chance of rain wednesday, 51. santa is bringing us mild chances. marcus: it's hard to beat history when it comes to good movie material.
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that point. john: he was one of hollywood's highest paid screen writers in the 1930's and 1940's. his name was dalton trumbo. bryan cranston of "breaking bad" fame stars as trumbo, the iconic and eccentric screen writer who seemed to have it all until his association with the communist party brought it all down in 1947. it was a time of the red scare in hollywood, and trumbo, along with nine of his fellow writers, would be sent to prison for so called un-american activities. blacklisted by all the major studios, trumbo comes up with a plan to write scripts with screen credit going to others, just to pay the bills. >> what we are about to do is the one thing everyone says we cannot. we work. >> what is your position on the blacklist? >> the blacklist is alive and well, and so is the black market. >> and you do not want your name
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>> know, you do not want your name on it. john: costarring helen mirran as gossip columnist hedda hopper, "trumbo" is slick, stylish but slow moving. cranston, who along with mirran, recently received a golden globe nomination for his performance, is remarkable in the title role. unfortunately, the film, which chronicles a truly disgraceful time in hollywood's history, is not as good as he is. "trumbo," it could have used a rewrite. for "kcci 8 news," this is john pascuzzi at the movies. marcus: next week john reviews a , little film, a b you have heard of it called "star wars, the force awakens." and "star wars" is already proving to be a force to be reckoned with at the box office. disney says the film made more than $120 million in the u.s. from just thursday night and friday. that smashes the previous record set by "harry potter" back in 2011. globally, "star wars" has taken in more than $250 million. box office analysts say it has a
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record for biggest opening weekend ever. and "star wars" fans are going for their own record. they're attempting to hold the world's largest lightsaber fight over a 24-hour period. more than 10,000 people signed up in los angeles, san francisco, san diego, and seattle. the numbers from all four cities will be combined and tallied on monday. the current record is 7,000 lightsabers at comicon in san diego earlier this year. the force is also invading the white house. president barack obama made this statement at the end of his year-end press conference friday. president obama: alright, everybody, i've got to get to "star wars," thank you. marcus: after the president took the stage, two storm troopers and r2 d2 joined press secretary josh earnest in the briefing room. the characters visited the white house as part of a special
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marcus: andrea bocelli's distinctive tenor voice and italian charm have made him a favorite of music buffs around the world. as cbs sunday morning's kristine johnson shows us. andrea: not all are so nice and beautiful like you are. kristine: you are a charmer. everything they say about you is true. are you comfortable after all these years being a sex symbol?
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andrea: it has been a joke for people magazine. many years ago they said this, but it is a joke. kristine: what is the best thing about success? andrea: the best thing is the affection of the people. marcus: home for the holidays with andrea bocelli, plus, the fine art of small talk, and some heavy metal caroling by the trans siberian orchestra. those stories and more coming up on "cbs sunday morning," right here on kcci at 8:00. today's top stories are straight ahead on your morning news
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stay with us, everyone. >> you're watching kcci 8 news. marcus: right now at 7:00, democratic debate. how bernie sanders addressed his conflict with the dnc. and what other candidates had to say at the year's last debate. and big four classic, who won the big games and how the crowds affected businesses in the area. good morning, everyone, thanks so much for joining us on "kcci 8 news this morning weekends." it is one minute after 7:00 on sunday, december 20, so let's check in with frank scaglione. frank: temperatures waking up this morning a lot warmer than
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yesterday, and a nice shot from our stuart webcam. it is the last day of fall, there is no snow on the ground. we have just been too warm for that. if you like a white christmas, this year not going to be one. temperatures going to be ready warm. 37 and fort dodge, low 40's in lamoni. we will not see much sunshine. a mild morning setting up. noontime, in the upper 40's and 3:00, in the 50's. details and your complete 8 day forecast coming up. marcus: the final democratic presidential debate of the year was held in new hampshire last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton moved past the data breach scandal, and the candidates discussed a wide range of topics. weijia jiang has more from manchester. weijia: bernie sanders quickly put the data breach scandal behind him during the democratic presidential debate in new
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the democratic national committee says sanders' staff improperly accessed valuable information compiled by hillary clinton's campaign. mr. sanders: i want to apologize to my supporters. this is not the type of campaign that we run. weijia: clinton accepted his apology. sanders also claimed this is the second time the dnc accidently released private data. he says the first incident was two months ago and his campaign immediately reported the problem. with the san bernardino mass shooting still fresh on voters' minds, the candidates debated national security and fighting terrorism. ms. clinton: the first line of defense against radicalization is in the muslim american community. weijia: martin o'malley attacked sanders and clinton on their gun control records. mr. o'malley: secretary clinton changes her position on this every election year it seems having one position in 2000 and , then campaigning against president obama and saying we do
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weijia: the candidates all agreed on one subject -- gop frontrunner donald trump. they slammed many of his ideas, including a brazen plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. ms. clinton: he is becoming isis' best recruiter. mr. sanders: somebody like a trump comes along and says, i the answers. the answer is that all mexicans are criminals and rapists. weijia: the first votes will be counted in the iowa caucuses on february 1. weijia jiang, cbs news, manchester, new hampshire. marcus: new hampshire will hold its primary on february 9. saturday night was the final debate in 2016. both parties are set to take the stage once again next month in january. the next republican debate is scheduled for the 14th. the next democratic debate, three days after that. as for republicans, frontrunner donald trump is riding a wave of support after the latest gop debate this week. he drew a huge crowd saturday, speaking in cedar rapids at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong
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incompetent, and saying america is run by similar people, which has to stop. trump took questions from the audience and told them he does not care if anyone likes him. mr. trump: some people say he's not a nice person. but who cares, ok, who cares? marcus: despite donald trump's big turnouts at events, support for him in the iowa caucuses may fall short of his poll numbers. a "new york times" article calls the trump campaign disorganized when it comes to following up with supporters after his events. kcci political analyst dennis goldford says only 20% of people associated with a political party actually caucus and turnout for this crucial vote is key for the campaigns. >> you can say all you want for a particular candidate, but if you don't show up the evening of february 1, it doesn't do that candidate any good. marcus: trump reacted to the article during his rally in cedar rapids last night, calling "the new york times" a dishonest and failing newspaper. saturday, an iowa state university freshman, emmalee jacobs was laid to rest. ames police are still looking
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killed her while she was walking on campus monday. police are now turning to message boards in efforts to find the driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection at lincoln way and ash avenue where it happened. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies, to let them know about any suspicious claims. right now, police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40-year-old ankeny man says he was working as a private investigator when he was shot trying to break up a fight. he told police he was following a person friday night, leading him to the park around 6:00 p.m. he claims he stepped in to break up a fight. that's when a man pointed a gun at him. the victim grabbed the gun and tried to wrestle it away but the gun went off, hitting him in the stomach. the victim was taken to the hospital. he not been released. drake university has named a new provost. sue mattison will begin this summer, overseeing the university's academic division. a committee reviewed more than 70 candidates. mattison previously worked at
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wisconsin-green bay. she replaces deneese hones, who stepped down last may. now, 7:06, your weather is never more than five minutes away. frank: a little windy today, but thankfully the wind is out of the warm direction. at times, these winds might be near 20 225 miles per hour. satellite radar showed the other story today, the clouds. it will be a gray day that i think we stay dry throughout much of the day. temperatures all around the midwest, not bad for this time of year, 42 in des moines, 48 in kansas city. cooler air to the north and west behind a cold front that will eventually start to slide through tonight into tomorrow.
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for the first day of winter tomorrow. maybe an afternoon shower. tomorrow the cloud stick around but we are well above average. back in the upper 40's for tuesday. marcus: the big four classic meant big business for restaurants near the iowa events center last night. the basketball teams drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed wells fargo arena saturday, and part of the pre-game fun is eating, making nearby buzzard billy's quite the popular place. kcci's rose heaphy has more. >> it's just a great day for basketball in iowa. rose: sold out showdowns, drake versus iowa and uni versus iowa state, drawing out enough school spirit, to put family members head to head. >> i went to iowa, my wife went to uni, my son is at iowa state, so a little family rivalry. >> claire over here is a uni student, but this year we got her converted to iowa state for the game.
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aside for a pre-game bite to eat. >> controlled chaos, everyone's in a really good mood. rose: before tip-off, buzzard billy's is jam-packed. >> this is crazy, no place to sit. it's tough to get a drink but you know, it's a great place to be. rose: all teams and all colors in full force, with waiters serving up big plates for big bucks. >> any time there's a big event next door at the arena, whether it's the big four or concert, it always does well for servers and bartenders and everyone involved. rose: fans say it's all part of the big four classic experience. >> it's just a cool opportunity to see all the other fans. i've got a lot of friends that went to other schools. rose: first, enjoying a tasty dish, all before seeing that perfect swish. marcus: that was rose heaphy reporting. to handle all the people, buzzard billy's had their full event staff on deck. that means extra servers and kitchen staff.
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worker made a great grandma's
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forget. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this morning weekends" with alyx sacks and meteorologist metinka slater. frank: welcome back, sunday,
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today is the last day of fall. can you believe that? ankeny at 41, iowa falls at 35. our average high temperature is 32. we are already well above that. we are 26 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday in des moines, 22 degrees warmer in ames. nice to wake up to a war morning . we will have the clouds around today, maybe an isolated shower but all in all, temperatures feeling pretty good for this time of year. sunday breakfast, temperatures in the low 40's. scrambled eggs, bacon, chocolate covered strawberries, a stack of pancakes, pick your pleasure. marcus: you are killing me. black friday may get all the hype, but it was yesterday, super saturday, that can make or
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families were out in full force saturday, getting some last minute shopping done, and visiting santa, all just in time for christmas. 90% of people say they still have shopping left to do before the big day. according to shopper track, yesterday was one of the biggest shopping days of the year, just behind black friday. despite the holiday rush, the crowds kept on coming at local retailers. >> i always get in the same way, buy things and then right before it gets time for christmas, i'm like, i should get them more, it's that time, it's awesome. marcus: well, procrastination pays for some shoppers. many stores start discounting items the closer it gets to the holidays. and now to a heartwarming holiday story, a michigan grandmother proves that no matter what your age, if you're nice, santa will grant your christmas wish. >> at 84-years-old, ann upton doesn't have a long christmas list. upton's south haven home decked for the holidays, but no one to share it with.
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put her pen to paper. >> dear santa, you may think i'm dumb. i'm 84 and live alone. could it be possible that you would bring me a chihuahua pet? >> a pet to keep her company because after all -- >> you have your own dog and it loves you and you love it. >> this letter, pulling the heart strings of postal worker who turns into one of santa's little helpers this year and goes through letters. >> it took me a while to be able to come across caring people that would actually help me put this together for you. >> dubas, working with clare duran of furever fosters, to find a chihuahua for upton. >> for some senior citizens it means life or death. they can wake up and have something to live for. >> so the week before christmas, clare and nila, with a little help from santa and his modern day sleigh, bringing new life to upton.
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new mommy. ann, this is lady bug. >> thank you, santa. >> this four-legged gift proving. >> that everybody, somebody is santa claus somewhere in the world. >> because even at 84, christmas wishes still come true. marcus: definitely a heartwarming story, and this year my christmas wish would be to be in above average temperatures before we get to christmas. frank: earlier you wanted 60 degrees and sunny. i'm going to give you 40's. i think we can all manage that. high temperatures yesterday above average, cooler off to the north. down around lamoni, 39 degrees.
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locations higher than our high temperatures yesterday. it sure feels a lot better than the teens we were waking up to. but those downtown lights, and the airport skycam looks pretty nice. at least we have nice temperatures all throughout the day. noontime, 48, 53 at 3:00. cannot rollout an isolated shower, especially this evening. temperatures stay nice even after sunset. an area of low pressure to the west brings in some more moisture. notice the moisture to the west following in the form of snow.
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out ahead of this cold front, warmer conditions today, and the cold front will slide through tonight into tomorrow, and that will make a return to the northwesterly flow, cooling us down a little bit, but well above average. here is futurecast to start things out, not showing much going on but the clouds will be out there. some of that might linger into the morning hours on monday but a warmer day. the frontal system pulls through monday, a little breezy today. 35 the low tonight, the cold front out of the northwest.
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47 on tuesday. wednesday, we jump back into the 50's and if you want a white christmas, not this year but 47.
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>> good morning. the big four were all there and
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each game went down to the wire saturday night. tony seeman tips off our big four classic coverage from wells fargo arena. >> if there was ever a doubt about the uni panthers, it was destroyed tonight. iowa state taking on northern iowa, and it went right to the wire. let's get right into it. uni led the majority of the night. that is paul jesperson, he had 21 points. uni led by as many as 11, but no lead is safe against iowa state. off the turnover, george niang had a game-high 30 points. it would not be iowa state highlights without this, jameel mckay. here he throws it down. isu kept plugging away. every time iowa state would make a run, wes washpun would answer. fancy finish, he had a great night. 21 points, 11 assists. now is where things get interesting. under 30 seconds to play, iowa state down one point.
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it is a scramble for the ball. it bounces, iowa state ball, and mckay is loving it. iowa state with a chance to take the lead. george niang flips, the ball comes loose. iowa state has to follow was hpun. hold onto your hats. final play, monte morris goes up and misses. uni beats iowa state 81-79 to hand the cyclones their first loss of the season. >> they have to believe in their program and believe in who they are. there is no question. when you do come into a stretch against a team like this, when they get going, there is not a lot of teams that can slow them down once they get started. they were going in the second half and they had all the momentum in the second half. at some point, we had to stand up and get a couple stops. >> we just wanted to prove that
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guys. and the locker room believes it as well, no matter what the game, we are never out of it. >> for iowa state, this serves as a tough pill to swallow but there is a lot of season left. >> there are some things to correct, but we are still improving as a team and every day, trying to get better. we had one downfall. i do not think it will determine who we are. >> everybody is down. i am down. i want to win. i want to win every game. none of us has lost a lot of games but i understand i cannot go nuts and do this, it is just not my personality. i am going to go to work and be ready to go. >> as for those panthers, let's recap the resume. a win against fifth-ranked iowa state and top-ranked north carolina. at wells fargo arena, tony seeman. >> drake came to the well on a
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all they needed to do was take the floor in a big-time atmosphere. drake sort of playing with house money against the hawkeyes, with a 4-6 record. first half, lays it in. look at the other end, the two hand throw down. 11-6 drake lead. late reed timmer, lights out. first half, the sophomore buries it. it was 30-30 at the break. iowa got a huge boost from the freshman at bettendorf. the walk on, it is a three. 13 points and seven rebounds. iowa built a big lead, double digits, but timmer kept coming. timmer had 25 points and nine assists. down the stretch, mike gesell put the hawkeyes on their back, up four, final minute. that will do it. he had 17, and a big reason iowa won, 70-64.
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him, he just wants to keep coming. he feels terrible about the game the other night, like a lot of people do. he is going to come back and go to work. clearly, a difference in the game. anything short of that kind of point guard play. >> drake was unable to capitalize on their huge day from their emerging star, reed timmer. >> this year i definitely took it personal and had a chip on my shoulder to come back and play at the big four, and play as best my ability. i think our team did a good job of not being scared, having the deer in the headlights look, just trying to be physical and see what happened. i think we did a good job of that. >> on the women's side, drake falls on the road at niu while
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>> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news this
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marcus: straight ahead on your morning news leader, developing overnight, in-flight bomb scare. what crew members found on board this plane, that forced it to land miles from its destination. plus, drama heading into last night's democratic debate. we'll show you the highlights as the candidates squared off for the final time in 2015. good morning, and thank you for joining us. it is now 7:29, i am marcus mcintosh. you want to know what the forecast holds. frank: yesterday we had the sunshine out, temperatures were not bad. we made it to 39 degrees but we are headed up from there. hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of winter. not going to be a white christmas but a warm one with temperatures in the 40's, and can we keep this warming trend going past christmas? we will have to stay tuned.
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out so you will not seen much sunshine today that the temperatures will be very nice for this time of year. we were waking up in the teens yesterday, so a big-time improvement over this time yesterday. we are going to keep the temperatures in the mid-40's this morning. the noontime starts to get a little windy. 48 degrees. we jump into the 50's, but can we keep it? marcus: commitment 2016 news now, the democratic presidential candidates faced off in new hampshire last night, their first and only match up in the granite state before february's primary. kcci's sally kidd was in manchester, where there was some drama heading into the abc news debate. sally: saturday night showdown. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley in a manchester matchup. mr. o'malley: excuse me, no. >> no governor, we have to abide by the rules. sally: sanders and clinton, clearing the air.
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whoa, what's going on here? sally: in drama leading up to the debate, sanders fired a staffer for accessing confidential clinton campaign voter files stored on a dnc database. tonight, he lashed out at the dnc for temporarily cutting off access to his own files after the breach. mr. sanders: that is an egregious act. ms. clinton: we should move on because i don't think the american people are all that interested in this. mr. sanders: yes, i apologize. sally: martin o'malley, barely registering in the polls, worked to grab the spotlight. mr. o'malley: we're listening to the bickering back and forth. maybe that is normal politics in washington. sally: the debate focused heavily on national security and combating isis and the candidates mixed it up on gun control. mr. o'malley: senator sanders voted to give immunity to gun dealers. secretary clinton changes her position on this every election year, it seems. mr. sanders: do not tell me that i have not shown current in standing up to the gun people. ms. clinton: i have been for the brady bill. i have been against assault weapons. sally: both sanders and o'malley
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the frontrunner. mr. sanders: i voted against the war in iraq. mr. o'malley: may i offer a different generation's perspective on this? marcus: that was sally kidd reporting. clinton is averaging a 25 point lead over sanders nationally, but sanders has a slight edge of about four points in new hampshire. the democratic candidates will square off again in the new year. they'll meet on january 17. the republican candidates' next debate on january 14. republican frontrunner donald trump in cedar rapids saturday, he drew a huge crowd speaking at the veterans memorial coliseum about the importance of a strong military. trump also said he doesn't care if anyone likes him, and took jabs at jeb bush. kcci's political analyst dennis goldford says even though trump is ahead in the polls right now, it all comes down to who shows up on caucus day. >> if trump is simply making appearances and drawing crowds but if he's not capitalizing on
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and addresses and commitments to turn out, all they are is simply a form of entertainment. marcus: no candidates are in iowa today, but mike huckabee and bernie sanders will be back tomorrow. huckabee has stops in marshalltown, toledo, van home, and swisher. sanders kicks off a three day tour with a town hall meeting in sioux city. developing overnight, a bomb scare forces a plane to land mid-flight. we are going to show you the air france plane after it landed safely in kenya. the plane's 459 passengers and 14 crew members were on their way to paris when someone discovered a suspected bomb in the bathroom. the pilots made an emergency landing in the kenyan city of mombasa. authorities are now working to confirm whether the package found actually contained any explosives. and right now in madison, wisconsin, police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at a mall. one man was shot in the leg, and several panicked shoppers ran for cover when the gunfire erupted.
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were involved in a fight there. the mall was closed for several hours following the shooting, but has since reopened. and streets in minneapolis were quiet overnight, after hundreds of protesters gathered there on saturday afternoon. members of the black lives matter movement started the rally outside the minneapolis police station, demanding justice in the shooting death of jamar clark by a police officer in november. witnesses to the shooting say he was handcuffed at the time, but the police union say he was not, and that he reached for an officer's gun. back here in iowa, des moines police are investigating a shooting at prospect park. a 40-year-old ankeny man told police he was shot while trying to break up a fight there. he claims as he stepped in to break up the fight a man pointed a gun at him. the victim grabbed the gun and tried to wrestle it away but the gun went off, and the bullet hit him in the stomach. the victim was taken to the hospital, no word on his current condition. ames police continue to search for the driver who hit and killed an iowa state freshman last monday. authorities are now turning to
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driver. they've put one on each side of the intersection where it happened at lincoln way and ash avenue. police are also asking area auto body shops, auto glass repair shops, and insurance companies, to let them know of any suspicious claims. funeral services were held saturday for the victim, 19-year-old emmalee jacobs. now 7:35, time to check in with frank. frank: these nice temperatures going to be sticking around. wind out of the south will be a little blustery at times. as we head throughout the afternoon, these might get around 25 miles per hour so keep that in mind. we will have clouds and eventually moisture streaming into the state. thankfully, no snow that you can see. there is some back in the four corners region and back toward wyoming and montana, lake-effect
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are high and dry with temperatures that are pretty nice. kansas city, close to 50 degrees this hour, 45 waking up in st. louis. the warm temperatures will not go anywhere anytime soon. fall is ending today. first day of winter, 40 degrees, tuesday, 47 degrees. marcus: it definitely still feels like fall. a big four battle on the hardwood. all of iowa's division one basketball teams played at wells fargo arena saturday. and to finish the day, a major upset. northern iowa faced fifth ranked iowa state. the panthers had already knocked off top-ranked north carolina earlier this season so they went , into this big game totally unafraid. uni led isu for most of the game, thanks primarily to wes washpun who finished with 28 points and 11 assists.
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clowns, -- clones the panthers , held on to take down another powerhouse team, 81-79. the earlier drake iowa game was also a pretty close one. but the hawks held on to win that 70-64. the big four classic means big business for restaurants near the iowa events center. the basketball teams, drew in big crowds. 15,000 people packed the well, and even more flooded the restaurants surrounding it. buzzard billy's was a popular spot for fans this year. fans in every color searched for an open seat to get a drink and a bite to eat. >> this is crazy, no place to sit. it's tough to get a drink but you know, it's a great place to be. >> anytime there's a big event next door at the arena, whether it is the big for or a concert, it is always good and always does well for servers and bartenders and everyone involved. marcus: this weekend could be seen as a warm-up for downtown businesses. several thousand people are expected to flood the area again
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tournament comes to des moines. holiday tech gifts.
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verizon wireless frank: welcome back, 7:41. hard to believe it is the morning with temperatures that feel more like afternoon
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42 in des moines, 39 in ottumwa, 36 in ames. marshalltown at 38 degrees. 24 hours ago, we are 26 degrees warmer in des moines, 22 degrees warmer in ames, 25 degrees warmer in fort dodge. if you look at satellite radar, we do have more clouds, an area of low pressure down to the west that will bring us a slight chance of some rain by this evening. we will jump right back into the 50's by wednesday, and right now christmas looks high and dry with temperatures in the mid-40's. marcus: we are talking tech gifts with jason from verizon wireless. apps are good because i have
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and these are free so i can tell them they cost me a ton of money. >> get yourself some free points. marcus: what are some of the hot apps this season? >> reindeer canm is a nice one. for some of the younger users that use these apps, these are really nice because it will have a live streaming video feed three times a day that will actually show you the reindeer cam. that is a free app on android and it is $1.99 on ios an apple devices. marcus: that is just one of many. what are the most popular? >> there is many popular ones, and especially when you are purchasing apps, you should look and see how many downloads were on there. all of these have one million
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in android's case, anything close to five stars is ideal. marcus: the more downloads, does that mean the more popular it is? >> yes, but it tells us how true the rating is in the application and how well it runs on the phones. crinkle is the next one. -- kringle is the next one. it superimposes santa dropping off presence and stuff like that. this is fun even for adults. video proof that santa was here. marcus: that is impressive. >> another one is letters to santa, and when i like, it allows some of our younger viewers to send letters to santa and actually get those back.
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>> finally, the santa tracker gives you the ability, it has a countdown tracker telling us for instance, three days and 20 hours until santa takes off. these are some nice applications that are available on android and apple. marcus: the assumption is santa tracker will track santa wherever he takes flight? >> yes, countdown for the kids. marcus: how do people get these apps? >> this one we would go to the android market and search by name. you want to choose the one that is downloaded most frequently and has the highest rating to work the best with your device. marcus: jason, thank you for joining us. coming up next, holiday
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we will show you (vo) always a warm welcome. always a friendly hello. always a perfectly flaky crust. the only one made with real butter and abundant seasonal fruit.
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flakiest crust ever. you're always welcome at mrs. smith's. >> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on "kcci 8 news this morning weekends." frank: welcome back tears your sunday morning, 7:48.
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sunday morning, 7:3048 -- 7:48. reviewer sent in this picture, what a beautiful shot. with that sunset yesterday we had a few clouds roll in but all in all, it was not bad. 42 in the metro waking up, 36 in ames. 39 in ottumwa. the airport skycam, we do have the clouds out there but the temperatures feeling pretty good. the wind out of the south at 12. as we head throughout the day today, above average temperatures. 48 by noon, 53 degrees today, the last day of fall, hard to believe. 48 by 6:00, and we might see some drizzle as we head
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satellite radar shows an area of low pressure to the north and west, pulling in the clouds but as we head throughout the afternoon i think we might get in on a little bit of patchy drizzle and fog as we head throughout the afternoon and evening hours. a warm front lifting to the state, meaning warmer air ahead of it. wrapping in wind from the north and west on monday. that will coolest down a little bit, but not much. -- that will cool us down a little bit, but not much. wind out of the south today a little blustery as we head throughout the evening hours. those will start to switch out of the north and west as the cold front starts to pull through. 53 degrees, well above average. tonight, 35 for the low. winter begins tomorrow, back
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sunshine and 46 for friday. marcus: thank you. we're here with nikki wilson from great clips, and the holidays can be stressful and busy, but we are talking holiday haircuts that are sure to impress. >> we have a couple of models here today to show you. nikki's hair is normally straight that she wanted to go to her holiday party, so we added a little bit of balance so she is holiday ready. marcus: can we see the back? >> tiffany wants lots of volume so she went from having flat hair, boosted up making it nice and full and curled. marcus: we are talking whether
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is something you can do. how important is it to do something extra once in a while? >> when you have somewhere to go , you want to feel like you are better than your everyday self. your hair is part of your outfit as well. marcus: can you tell us what products you used? >> it is our great clips solution line. it is available at all our 26 area great clips stores. marcus: they went from fab two more fab. what kind of work does it take to get them where they are now? >> it kind of depends on what you want your ultimate style to be. you can go to minutes and be ready to go, or a half an hour and put a lot of time into your work. marcus: people watching this morning, if they want to come
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great clips, is there a process? >> we are a walk in basis and we are open seven days a week. there are 26 locations. there is an online check in at and you can also check in at greatclips.com. marcus: describe what you have done what more time. >> nikki has loose waves in her hair with a little bit of glossing cream. marcus: nice. >> tiffany's hair is curled, lots of volume. marcus: looking good, ladies.
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frank: welcome back at 7:56. the buzz this week, everyone is still talking about "star wars." marcus: the newest installment "star wars, the force awakens" premiered thursday, and the movie is already making an impact. check this out, these new
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had their baby on thursday, and gave him the middle name "jedi" in honor of the new film. the parents say they knew their baby's due date would be close to the movie's released date, so they decided months ahead of time to include a reference to the movie in his name. that kid better take karate lessons. frank: that is too funny. i'm sure some of those kids have the first name of some characters. an out of this world holiday greeting is also buzzing this morning. check this out. >> merry christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year from the international space station. frank: that is literally out of this world. astronauts scott kelly, tim peake, and tim kopra sent down a season's greeting from the international space station. they said they'll be circling the earth about 16 times on christmas day, and they said they send all their good wishes to everyone around the world.
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weeks away from the new year and numbers one and six arise in times square. everyone had a chance to take a photo with the numbers he for they were taken to the top of one times square. frank: hard to believe that christmas is here, new year's just around the corner. it does not feel like it outside. i think we are all being brainwashed by this weather. hard to believe today is the last day of fall, 53 degrees today. . 35 the low tonight. the wind is switching from the south to the northwest and that will coolest down just a little bit, but still not bad, 40 degrees. tuesday, mid 40's with sunshine.
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