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we are above freezing here it ottumwa, 32. here is the metro. we set at 30 -- we sit at 30. your wind chill factor, 22 degrees. they planner looking pretty good. cloudy skies. the temperature feels really nice, 43. peaks of sunshine. we'll take it all away through the holiday -- we will take you all the way through the holiday. >> if you're someone who lives in that neighborhood, you're going to be concerned for your safety. elizabeth: first at 4:30, polk county officials force a metro bar out of business. heavy scrutiny for evolution nightclub after a deadly shooting there last month. the parking lot shooting sparked an investigation into day-to-day operations. eric: what investigators found resulted in a liquor license suspension. kcci's ryan smith has the new details. ryan s.: it appears the controversial nightclub is shutting its doors for good. >> i think that's a good idea.
had enough of that. ryan s.: last month a kcci investigation revealed county deputies responded to evolution nightclub 70 times in seven months. that's more than twice every weekend. >> it was finally an overall symptom of a greater disease which was an out of control bar. ryan s.: polk county supervisor robert brownell says the tipping point, a deadly shooting in the parking lot six weeks ago. >> i think the bigger overshadowing piece was just safety when we had the gun activity. ryan s.: polk county suspended the bar's liquor license after november's shooting. we've learned the owners failed to appear for an appeal hearing friday, permanently losing its liquor license. investigators reviewed hours of video surveillance from inside the nightclub and witnessed multiple violations including serving minors failure to check -- serving minors, failure to check id's and serving alcohol after hours. county leaders now say they'd prefer that property remain alcohol-free. >> it's going to take some
along with another liquor license in that building. i don't care who it is. eric: we've repeatedly tried to contact the owners but the listed number has been disconnected. meantime county leaders tell kcci they hope the credit union next door buys the property to expand its business. elizabeth: police are still searching for a suspect in that november 8 shooting. no arrests have been made in the case. 20-year-old dashawn smith of des moines was killed. eric: a lottery industry insider is in more hot water. officials say eddie tipton allegedly fixed two jackpots in kansas. that means he's now charged with in five different states. tipton the former multi-state lottery security director was convicted earlier this year of fixing a $16.5 million hot lotto jackpot back in 2010 here in iowa. iowa prosecutor rob sand says evidence will show in kansas others claimed the prize and half of the winnings were returned to tipton in cash in 2011. 37 other states and u.s. territories are investigating
ankeny centennial high school is investigating a report of hazing. school officials are giving little details other than 11 students were involved in the alleged hazing. the district spokeswoman tells kcci they don't comment on specifics of student discipline matters. and would not tell us what extracurricular they are involved with. the original source who brought the incident to our attention tells us it involves members of the sophomore boys basketball team taping another player to a pole of some sort. ankeny police say they have no cases right now involving hazing at ankeny centennial. elizabeth: your weather is never more than five minutes away. how is it looking outside? >> we are high and try across the midwest. satellite radar shows mainly cloudy skies all across the midwest. as resume out a little bit, there is snow across sections of wisconsin.
-- rain far out to the east. latter portion of the weekend, temperatures right now not bad. north platte, 27 degrees. these are average high temperatures. chicago and indianapolis, 40's and 50's. 47 degrees today. sunshine by the afternoon. some rain to start the day. temperatures stay mild, 45. eric: all right, frank. one of iowa's winning-est all time high school football coaches died unexpectedly. elizabeth: madrid football coach randy hinkel died sunday at the age of 58. loved ones say coach hinkel touched the entire town and put madrid on the map. kcci's vanessa peng reports from madrid. vanessa: when most iowans hear
randy hinkel. >> one week package have i gave up on this game? why do you guys think i'm so ticked? because i believe you can play better than you are. now that said let's fixed it like coach says we got the damn lead. let's go and win the thing. vanessa: that's why the entire town is in mourning after hinkel attack sunday. he was 58. >> punch to the gut. >> i will definitely miss him. vanessa: hinkel transformed the madrid football program. >> great motivator. he's a very intense individual. vanessa: soon after he came to madrid in 1987 the tigers started winning. >> he would get things out of athletes and his fellow coaches that they didn't necessarily believe they were capable of giving. vanessa: hinkel is one of 12 all-time iowa coaches to surpass 300 career wins. >> tony are you going to play or
>> randy was to people. he had to be. he was loud, heart of the kids on the soft -- on the football field, but a soft inside. -- but a softy inside. he would do anything for any of the kids anybody in the community. >> good job guys. proud of you. vanessa: but what he's going to be remembered for the most goes beyond his larger than life persona and the gridiron. >> it's not just about the program, it's about the guy and men. >> he was a very important guy to me a father figure and helped me achieve my goals and really looked up to him. he's a legend and heroes get remembered but legends never die. elizabeth: hinkel was also a history teacher and track coach. he took the tigers to 5 state track championships. services for hinkel will be held wednesday at the madrid junior/senior high school
visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the funeral following. the public is welcome to attend. eric: still ahead on kcci calling it quits. another republican drops his bid for the presidency. how he announced his drop out. elizabeth: plus swimming for lonny. a longtime coach battles for his life. his big impact in and out of the
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. frank: welcome back you'd -- back. is -- it is the first full day of the winter. these temperatures not really feeling like winter at all. ankeny, 29. 28 for iowa falls. carroll checks in at a warm -- we have the clouds and right now. we might see some clearing. higher clouds out around north platte, nebraska. those will be filtering in. school forecast, wake-up temperatures not bad, around 31 degrees. lunchtime, 42.
pickup time right around 3:00. at times, up near 25. elizabeth: fox news channel ready to host a republican debate in des moines next month. bret baier, megyn kelly and chris wallace will anchor the two-hour debate january 28 at the iowa events center. they moderated the first gop debate in august. eric: meantime the pool of republican candidates running for president shrunk today. -- shrunk yesterday. south carolina senator lindsey graham calls it quits just six weeks away from the iowa caucuses. kcci's stacey horst has more. >> today i'm suspending my campaign for president. stacey: senator lindsey graham released an online video that says he's dropping out of the race for the white house. >> i believe we've run a campaign you can be proud of. we've put forth bold and practical solutions to big problems. stacey: but those bold solutions for national security and other issues never attracted much attention from voters. the latest cbs news poll shows donald trump still solidly ahead
hampshire but there's a new , leader in iowa, ted cruz. >> that is why i am so optimistic. stacey: trump was back in attack mode tonight responding by phone to a claim hillary clinton made about him during the democratic debate saturday night. >> he is becoming isis's best recruiter. they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. >> it turned out to be alive. she is a liar. and the last person that she wants to run against is me , believe me. stacey: trump demanding an apology from clinton. her campaign responding tonight , hell no. eric: hillary clinton is back campaigning in iowa today. she has a town hall at keota high school in the morning then heads to fairfield and bettendorf. fellow democrat bernie sanders also in iowa.
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today is the first full day of the winter. look at this, wake-up temperatures, 30 degrees. 30, knoxville. these are cold temperatures but for this time of year, we should be topping out at about 30 degrees. a live shot. notice the winds out of the southwest, eight miles per hour. those winds, a little breezy at times. not seeing much in the way of sunshine. 32 by 9:00. we keep those clouds in the forecast. 3:00 temperature, 47 degrees. 15 degrees above average today. we stage right today. that will start to change. we are keeping those clouds blocked in across the region. even some snow showers in portions of montana, back into wyoming.
picture -- owing to be staying out of our picture. it will be windy. notice these isobars pass ahead of that front. that cold front brings is a pretty good chance for rain in the morning hours. we are going to start things out , mainly cloudy day for tuesday. all in all not bad. we might see a few pieces of sunshine around 3:00 or 4:00. more clouds around tonight. best chances for rain tomorrow will be in the morning as that cold front passes through. it :00 a.m. wednesday, there is the rain. -- 8:00 a.m. wednesday, there is the rain. we might even breakout some sunshine in the latter portion of the day. not expecting in the way of accumulating rainfall.
ottumwa, they could see .4 inch of rain. 39, the low tonight. those clouds are not going to cool off much. there is that rain chances wednesday. temperatures do not drop much. back in the low 40's. christmas, mainly dry. we could see a pop-up shower. not a white christmas. a brown one and a warm one at that. elizabeth: thanks frank. eric: he's dedicated four decades to coaching and inspiring kids. now a beloved metro swim coach is fighting for his life. elizabeth: kcci's laura terrell shows us his incredible impact. laura: a banner hangs over the north high school pool here where lonny kerman has coached the north side otter swim team
and now the thousands of students he has coached over the years want to give back to the man who has taught them so much. >> lonny. >> louder. >> lonny. laura: a special chant starts the swim meet monday night >> one more time. >> lonny. laura: a shout out to a man who's not here but if he was he'd be yelling from the sidelines. >> yes he yells, but he is a very caring man. laura: coach lonny kerman has been caring for the past 40 years ever since he created the north side otter swim team in 1978. >> he is always like encouraging people to go farther and he just wants them to reach their goals. laura: the club team includes kids from ages 4 to 18 from all across the des moines metro. >> he wants to see the kids succeed. >> i can't even put a number on how many people he's touched. laura: but lonny's coaching career came to a halt just after thanksgiving with a diagnosis of stage four cancer. >> i would just break down
see somebody you look up to weak and sick and hurting. laura: but if you didn't know lonny's impact before you're sure to know it now. >> he became a mentor and inspired me and it made me want to coach. >> he is such an inspiring coach and i'll always love him just like he loves us. laura: donations for medical bills are pouring in. and swimmers young and old are sharing stories of a the man who not only taught them to swim but taught them about life. >> if you're not trying your hardest and doing your best he's going to be on you. and if you are trying your hardest and doing your best he's going to be really happy for you. laura: and despite the missing yelling from the sidelines the kids are still determined to make coach lonny proud. >> they want him to know that. that even though he's not here they're still working hard for him. laura: and now a go fund me site
around $10,000 in just a few days. reporting in des moines, laura terrell kcci 8 news iowa's news , leader. elizabeth: lonny's assistant coaches are planning two swim-a-thons in january to raise money for his medical bills. eric: he busted out of the hospital with one thing in mind. to see the new star wars movie.
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yesterday after 10:00 last night . today is the first full day of winter and it will not be filling like it. 44 for fort dodge. lamoni, topping out near 50 degrees. no kidding. 47 degrees here in des moines here it mainly cloudy skies -- in des moines. mainly cloudy skies. winds out of the southeast, 39 the low tonight. we are not going to cool down much. mild temperatures sticking around. 8-day forecast, take you through the holiday. wednesday, 45 degrees here it -- 45 degrees. if you have travel plans, it should be ok. a little bit of rain wednesday. christmas day at 45. a warm one. saturday into sunday, a pretty
highs cool back down into the 30's. elizabeth: the latest chapter in the star wars saga breaking all records. the force awakens took in an estimated $238 million over the weekend. crushing the mark just set in june by jurassic world by a whopping $30 million. star wars fans had
been waiting for this weekend for years. eric: and judging by the record-breaking numbers at the box office most of them got to see the force awakens. including one guy who beat the odds in my this is iowa report. eric: for patients one night in the icu is one night too many. >> this is the worst time of their lives. eric: the guy in room 5 only knows he's somewhere in the triple digits. >> it's a genetic disease that i possess. eric: shawn norman is 28. he was a kid when doctors first said noonan syndrome.
it can make you weak. it can make you face death. >> it's all heart-related. it's very complicated. it's not very well known. eric: other than you spend a lot of time dreaming what you'd do when you get out of the icu. shawn's mom couldn't single-handedly grant his first wish electing donald trump. but a couple paramedics helped her with another. busting him out right past the white board where his big goal still read, get out of here to see star wars. >> that's kind of been the goal of his. every time he feels down or whatever we point at the board go 'hey. we got to get out. we got a couple more days. we're getting close. eric: saturday morning just after sunrise -- >> we'll see you up there, ok? eric: shawn got a chauffeured ambulance ride to ankeny's springwood 9, where they'd reserved one entire theater for the guy who was living it seemed to see this movie. >> star wars was his anchor, his
got to get to see star wars. >> tell me when. ok. eric: with his bed adjusted in the aisle and 26 loved ones around him -- >> i'm thankful. eric: the curtain rose and the coming attractions started. which hurt. >> it does. it does. eric: because shawn had made it this movie would be his last. >> so that's what we're doing. that's his wish is to go home. he's tired of being poked and prodded and he just wants to go home. eric: by the time his face flickered with the return of his favorite character -- >> i like han. ." the hospice nurse by his side -- eric: the hospice nurse by his side had already officially taken over. and his parents? >> it's about the best way to do it.
themselves this is what he wants. >> it's tough but i have to fulfill his wish. i have to. eric: for 2 hours and 16 minutes the guy who's already decided to donate his body to science soaked in every frame. >> we are making memories and not everybody gets to do that. eric: once the lights came up the guy on the stretcher was so exhausted he mustered only a two word review and a few final hugs. >> ok. should we get you home? uh-huh. ok. alright. let's get you home. eric: where the guy who's only 28 wants his story to end. >> it's his call. eric: shawn got two visitors over the weekend. darth vader and a storm trooper from the 501st legion who drew one more big smile. now hospice is helping him rest comfortably at home. elizabeth: ahead on kcci at 5:00 a.m., space-x success. what the company accomplished after a 6 month hiatus.