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it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news at noon." mollie: commitment 2016 news republican candidates running
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monday, i am mollie cooney. lindsey graham suspended his campaign today but said he is committed to achieving security for the american people. cbs news correspondent mark albert reports from the white house. mr. graham: today i'm suspending my campaign for president. mark: senator lindsey graham released an online video that says he's dropping out of the race for the white house. mr. graham: i believe we've run a campaign you can be proud of. we've put forth bold and practical solutions to big problems. mark: but those bold solutions for national security and other issues never attracted much attention from voters. the latest cbs news analysis shows graham was polling the highest in his home state of south carolina. but even there, polls showed he was in eighth place and only attracting about 1% of likely primary voters. the polling data shows donald trump still solidly ahead in south carolina and new hampshire, but there's a new leader in iowa -- ted cruz.
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all three states and chris christie is surging in new hampshire. trump was back in attack mode over the weekend, responding by phone to a claim hillary clinton made about him during the democratic debate saturday night. ms. clinton: he is becoming isis' best recruiter. they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting , islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. mr. trump: it's just another hillary lie. she lies like crazy about everything. mark: the first state will weigh in six weeks from now, when iowa holds its caucuses. mark albert, for cbs news, the white house. mollie: some good news to pass along today, a west des moines woman has been found safe after going missing overnight. police say 20-year-old erica johnson was found around 6:00 this morning. they say they were concerned about her safety because johnson has special needs and diminished mental capacity. turning to news from around the state, residents in the town of madrid are mourning today after
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school football coach randy hinkel. officials say he suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday. hinkel coached madrid for 29 seasons, compiling a 264-58 record and 25 playoff appearances. his team won the state championship in 1991, and had 7 runner-up finishes. hinkel is a member of the iowa football coaches association hall of fame. he was 58 years old. the former sheriff in powesiek county has been arrested after a state audit found more than $300,000 missing. tom sheets has been charged with theft in the second degree. the arrest stems from an investigation by the state auditor which reviewed operations from 2010 to 2013. sheets' arraignment is set for january 11. we were there this morning when governor branstad signed an executive order to combat cyber security threats in iowa. the executive order calls on state agencies to draft a cyber security strategy, and to update iowa's emergency response plan
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consequences of a cyber attack against the state. the governor says when it comes to cyber security, the state can never be too prepared. mr. branstad: we are trained to be as well prepared as we could be, but it is difficult to know where it will come from. mollie: the order was written following results of a study by a state cyber working group that was comprised of six state agencies, as well as the fbi and the u.s. department of homeland security. aaa says the nationwide average price of gas has dropped below $2 per gallon for the first time since 2009. those low prices are a gift for u.s. drivers this holiday season. aaa estimates americans have saved $115 billion on gas in 2015 compared to just a year ago. that's about $550 for every u.s. driver. >> 80% of the savings at the pump are being spent and we know where they're being spent,
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groceries but department stores, , entertainment, and electronics are also getting boosts in sales. mollie: aaa says don't expect the cheap gas to go away any time soon, saying prices could continue to drop through january. cooler today, kind of gloomy outside, but still on the warm side. no snow yet. frank: one thing that is not falling around here, the temperatures, very much at least. 35 in the metro, the wind is a little gusty out of the northwest at 20 miles per hour. a little breezy down to the south. keep that in mind this afternoon. that will put a next her bite into the air. temperatures really will not go anywhere anytime soon, 38 degrees by 2:00. the relative humidity values stay a little bit on the high
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a little bit of moisture to play with, cooling off this evening. temperatures going up in the 8 day forecast, not going down for the first week of winter. headlines, it's being called the deadliest attack on foreign troops in afghanistan since august. a u.s. official says at least some of the six foreign soldiers who were killed in a suicide attack in afghanistan today were american. nato says the attack took place near the bagram airfield, which is run by the united states. a regional official says the bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into the combined nato-afghan foot patrol as it moved through a village close to the base. president obama says while criticism of his strategy to combat isil is legitimate, the terrorist threat needs to be kept in perspective. in a year end interview with npr news, he says failure to keep the public informed has contributed to fears that not enough is being done. he says the most damage the group can do to the u.s is to
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they live or what they believe. army sergeant bowe bergdahl is scheduled to appear in a military court tomorrow on charges of desertion and endangering yellow soldiers. he was held captive by the taliban for almost five years after leaving his unit. the white house purdue -- a group -- approve the release of five taliban members in exchange for bergdahl. the crash of a small plane in southern california that killed five people is under investigation today. authorities say the plane sent out a distress call during a flight from san jose to nevada. the plane crashed into an almond orchard near bakersfield. a woman is in custody today in las vegas today, accused of deliberately ramming her car into crowds of pedestrians on the las vegas strip. one person was killed and dozens of others were injured.
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it's new at noon. john: in a moment of horror, the driver of this car barreled through a busy las vegas sidewalk. witnesses say she had a toddler with her. >> people were punching the window, trying to get the, apparently, child out of the backseat, and she accelerated again and just kept mowing everyone down. john emergency responders were : forced to set up a triage center to attend to nearly 40 victims. the normally bustling vegas strip was partially shutdown. >> she went off the street onto the sidewalk, two or possibly three times, and based on the evidence and information from our fatal investigators at this , point we are treating this as an intentional act. john: police say the violent rampage started near the planet hollywood resort. the suspect drove on and off the sidewalk, reaching the paris hotel and casino. >> it literally looked like she wasn't even trying to stop the car. she was just sitting there like looking straight, forward not even moving. john: police say the suspect attempted to drive away but was tracked down in a parking lot. >> yes, she did drive off.
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detained, and she's being interviewed as well as being tested for impairment. john: police say the driver and the 3-year-old in the car were unharmed. investigators will be combing through surveillance video. they've already completed drug and alcohol tests on the woman. witnesses say the car was going 30 to 40 miles per hour as it mowed people down here in the las vegas strip. john blackstone, cbs news, las vegas. mollie: coming up and the winner is? not miss columbia. we'll have more on the fallout following last night's mix-up during the miss universe pageant . no mixup here, the box office
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following the opening of the newr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings
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like marco rubio? 27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci eight news at noon." with mollie cooney. mollie: now to a story that's continue to heat up on social media today a new miss universe , has been crowned, twice.
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year's winner, but not before some rather confusing, chaotic, and embarrassing moments on live television. don champion has more. don: the drama played out on live television sunday night. >> colombia. don: what first appeared to be a repeat win for colombia in the miss universe contest >> i have to apologize. don: quickly became one jaw-dropping, gaffe for pageant host, steve harvey. >> the first runner up is colombia. miss universe 2015 is philippines. don: it took about a minute for harvey to correct himself after apparently reading his note card with the winner on it wrong. >> this is exactly what's on the card. i will take responsibility for this. it was my mistake. it was on the card. >> oh, my god. how you do that? don: even the celebrity judges were shocked. fellow contestants quickly surrounded miss colombia to
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philippines showed grace. >> everything happens for a reason, so i'm happy. >> it's a very non-traditional crowning moment, very, very 2015. don: through it all, miss philippines looked stunned. the broadcast ended with the crown being exchanged. don champion, cbs news. mollie: by the way miss usa, , olivia jordan, was named second runner-up. we think. and it's official. "star wars, the force awakens" had the biggest opening weekend of any film in history. the 7th chapter of the star wars saga took in $238 million in ticket sales, topping the previous record put up this summer by "jurassic world." "the force awakens" broke records long before it opened friday, thanks to its $100 million in pre-sales. one of those "star wars" super fans wasn't sure if he'd get to
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shawn norman felt like breaking out of the icu at methodist for a showing, but that wasn't likely until a team of nurses , and paramedics went to work. but that's just the beginning of this emotional roller-coaster. eric hanson's this is iowa was in the theater for all the smiles and tears. you can catch shawn's wish tonight on "kcci 8 news at 6:00." let's check back in with frank. did you go get to see the movie, or are you going to be like us and wait for the crowds to die down? frank: i think i'm going to go wednesday night and by that time i will not have to be two hours ahead of time to get a spot. check out this picture sent in on my facebook page by marianne down incoming. -- down in cumming. neat reflection, what a cool
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thank you for sending that in. you can send those in on my facebook page, or go to kcci and click on the u local page. above average. gray skies, we are not seeing the sunshine today, but it will today. the airport. hour. you will notice around the state temperatures vary. 30 and council bluffs, warmer in central and southeastern iowa with temperatures in the mid to upper 30's. the wind out of the north, northwest, 13 miles per hour in des moines, at times it could be up near 20 miles per hour. a little bit of chill in the air.
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facebook page from mirza. temperatures really not going anywhere soon today with the cloud cover went out of the north and west. they level out around 30 degrees after sunset, with the clouds sticking around. an area of low pressure moved out, bringing wind out of the north and northwest. clearing starting to happen just out to the west and eventually that will head its way toward us as we head through the overnight hours. we will start to break up the clouds a little bit as high pressure works in control. a trough on the backside of the system bringing precipitation to the great lakes. high pressure, and a return of wind out of the south. notice these isobars across the state.
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hour on tuesday. it will be warmer windy. the next system starts to pass through from the west will bring us precipitation by the middle of the week. notice we are starting things out around the noontime hour, cloudy skies. the sun is back for tuesday. more clouds start to roll their way in as the system out to the west approach is by wednesday. a pretty good chance for rain starts wednesday morning and moves through as the frontal system passes. afternoon. temperatures warm enough for just rain with this incoming system. forecast highs today, not very warm but warm for this time of year, 38 in the metro, 35 in fort dodge.
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temperature, a cool breeze out of the north and west at five to 15. tonight, the wind switches out of the south. high pressure starts to break up . your second day of winter not feeling like it, 47 degrees. there's a chance of rain on wednesday, 46. santa is coming but he is not bringing us a white christmas. a slight chance of rain christmas day, 46 degrees. hard to believe it is december almost january.
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mollie: mark your calendar, grab your mardi gras beads for february 8. it is the first annual black-tie charity. event. 31st annual, congratulations. tell us what this is all about.
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it is a formal event designed to raise money and to have fun. mollie: what is variety club? >> it is a children's charity in iowa that serves underprivileged children in our community. mollie: this has a theme this year. in past years you have had the dinners, but this sounds like a lot of fun. >> mardi gras. this year we have a pop-up band coming in, brass instruments we will be moving around all night. we have flaming desserts be,ignets and bananas foster. mollie: tell us about jamie pollard. >> has son -- his son had cancer when he was born. he was born with a tumor that was bigger than he was.
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reason he is in the midwest, for the services that blank provides. mollie: the money raised that evening, how will it be spent? >> if you can think of a children's charity in des moines, variety acts as the final and grants money to those charities. if there is a charity that serves children in central iowa, variety is likely some of the funding. mollie: why did you get involved? >> kids. generation? mollie: i cannot say it any better. how do we get tickets? >> go to www.varietyiowa,.com. check out the website. night.
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mollie: frank is back with one more look at the forecast. frank: it is hard to believe it is the first day of winter with average high at noon. of fog out there, and the visibility has improved since this morning. just outside of town you will notice some of that fog, because we have a lot of moisture in the air. temperature today, 38 degrees, not so shabby when the average high is 33 degrees. a cool breeze out of the northwest at five to 15. 29 tonight. the wind switch out of the south will mean a nice second day of winter tomorrow, 47 degrees. we will see the sunshine return.
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santa is going to have to figure out how to make that all-terrain sleigh of his go. you by the iowa clinic.] national captioning institute, which is responsible for its visit] 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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