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while but it's right up at like $200 million right now, so like everybody's out playing it, but that hot lotto? no, i haven't played it since. >> it's ridiculous. kim: tipton was already found guilty of fraud in october and sentenced to 10 years in prison. jurors says he rigged the system to buy a $14 million wining hot lotto ticket right here in des moines. i spoke exclusively to tipton as he was leaving the polk county . >> shock, that's it. kim: now, tipton's facing even criminal conduct and money laundering. >> people pay into the lottery to play to win and where's that money now? it went to somebody that shouldn't have had it. kim: iowa lottery officials would not comment today because it's an ongoing investigation. tipton will be back in court in early january. steve: fort dodge police report an arrest in the vandalism case that closed down the webster county courthouse for a week. daniel swick is now charged with first-degree criminal mischief and 3rd-degree burglary.
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earlier this month after someone discharged multiple fire extinguishers inside. officials say cleanup could cost $52,000. webster county authorities are investigating a case of animal torture. they have issued an arrest warrant for 52-year-old gary wilson of fort dodge. he is charged with throwing hot grease on his black labrador. authorities say the dog suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his head and face. the dog is being cared for by his other owner, who doesn't live with wilson. investigators say a space heater caused a trailer fire on saturday in spencer. firefighters found a body after putting out the blaze. the state medical examiner's office is handling the autopsy. kim: three iowa counties want part of a lawsuit filed by des moines water works dismissed. the utility company filed the lawsuit against buena vista, sac and calhoun counties in march. , it claims the counties' boards of supervisors are violating the federal clean water act by not
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the boards say some of the counts could be dismissed because they can't regulate landowners or be held accountable for their actions. a state report investigating complaints at the iowa veterans home links some of them to the facility's former leader. the report shows some of the complaints to lawmakers in 2013 were due to former commandant david worley's managerial style. the iowa veterans home offers care to more than 550 residents in marshalltown. steve: democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is back in iowa today, campaigning in keota and fairfield with tom vilsack. she has now announced a new effort to cure alzheimer's disease. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is in studio. and cynthia, what would this cost? cynthia: it would cost a lot. clinton is calling for $2 billion a year to prevent, treat and discover a cure for alzhimer's, parkinson's disease and dementia. her plan would fund research, expand medicare to cover
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to reauthorize grants for local initiatives to protect patients who wander from their homes. five million americans have been diagnosed with alzheimer's, and that's expected to triple in the next 3 decades. >> this disease, the amount of deaths are going up,while. -- up each year while the other major diseases, the cause of death are actually decreasing. we need to see that happen with alzheimer's as well. it is an epidemic. this is a horrible disease with no end in sight. cynthia: clinton's plan is part of a larger effort to increase funding for health research. she says she'll come up with the $2 billion by closing tax loopholes, but did not specify which ones. kim: hillary clinton and donald trump continuing to trade barbs with each other. trump attacked clinton in vulgar terms during a campaign event in michigan last night. he said her bathroom breaking
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debate was too disgusting to talk about and used a word we can't say, to describe her loss to barack obama in the 2008 presidential race. clinton called trump an isis recruitment tool during that debate. trump demanded an apology from her for making the allegation but clinton's camp responded with a swift, "hell no." two new polls one showing half of the country embarrassed of a donald trump presidency. but a second still has him on top. one quinnipiac university survey asked voters if they would be proud or embarrassed to have trump as president. 23% said proud. 50% said embarrassed. another quinnipiac poll shows donald trump with a 4% lead over texas senator ted cruz. trump with 28%, cruz 24%. marco rubio 12%. ben carson, 10. chris christie, 6%. and jeb bush, 4%. steve: the words green and unseasonably warm dominate the descriptions of our recent weathehepattern. that means some are rejoicing, while others are scratching their heads.
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in downtown des moines. and marcus, where is winter? marcus: steve, green lawns and a lack of snow are making for an uncommon december. but some are still hopeful that a snowy iowa winter will eventually settle in. this is the 4 wheeler anne burnight's husband kevin uses for his side job of clearing snow and ice, a four wheeler that's spent a lot of time parked in the garage. >> it has been really slow. he's only been out one time . normally, he has been out 4 to 5 times by now at least. marcus: usually a mid to late december day waveland golf course would be full of people sledding, but it has been very green and unseasonably un winter like so we thought we would grab a sled and give it a shot on the grass. it is not just waveland where the sledding hills are bare. in urbandale sledding hits a stop sign. obviously, there is nothing to >> sled on.
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in the parks people enjoying the , winter activities. marcus: but, there is at least one location you can get outside and enjoy a winter activity. brenton skating plaza. a group of students from harding middle school spent part of the morning on ice. it was not the original plan, they were supposed to be tubing at 7 oaks in boone. >> because of the lack of snow we couldn't really make it up , there so we thought this was the next best winter activity to take the kids to during the holidays. tubing is always fun, but this is just as good. marcus: the wind is making it a little bit chilly, but all in all, not a bad december day. kurtis: i know everybody is hoping for a white christmas. there are a couple chances in iowa. northwestern iowa could see a little bit of a mixed tomorrow. some flurries down to the south
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into colorado. tonight will be quiet. late tonight, the rain moves in. 47 by noon tomorrow. 3:00 p.m., 43. wintertime rains on wednesday. christmas eve here in the metro. early on, could get a flurry. christmas day, generally dry. temperatures in the 40's. christmas night could see some rain moving in. kim: new estimates from the census bureau say iowa's population has grown by more than 14,000 people this year. iowa remains 30th in the united states for population size. iowa is likely to keep its 4 u.s. house seats after the next head count in 2020. next at 5:00, e. coli outbreak. five chipotle customers are battling the bacteria.
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from the others. steve: plus, in case you missed it, another look at the this is iowa story that has touched thousands of you. but obamacare. first, how the issue that has polarized politicians and the
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this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: 8 issues, 8 weeks. it's our special series, focusing on the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential race in the run-up to the iowa caucuses. kim: today, health care is back in the headlines. kcci's nikole killion is in our washington bureau to explain how it could play into the race for the white house. reporter: is an issue that is polarized politicans and voters -- that has polarized politicans and voters alike. ever since the president signed his landmark health care law nearly six years ago, it has caused controversy from the courts to congress. >> this was not the healthcare that was promised to americans. >> health care should be a right for all. nikole: after dozens of attempts, republicans resurrected legislation to repeal the law they dub obamacare.
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away at portions of it in a massive budget bill and may use it as a talking point in 2016. >> from a political perspective, obamacare has been the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. whenever they've run on it aggressively, they tend to do fairly well. nikole: putting democrats on defense. >> you can't go in and tell 12 million people who have insurance because of obamacare, we're taking that away. you can't tell people say with cancer who have gotten insurance because of obamacare that they no longer have insurance. nikole: while the presidential hopefuls may play up the issue on the trail. >> obamacare has cooled a little bit as an issue. nikole: kaiser family foundation ceo drew altman says polling shows the public has more pressing health concerns. >> we found that the high costs of drugs, this is really a surprise to me, emerged as the number one issue for people as their top priority for the president and congress. nikole: in fact, kaiser says the majority of those surveyed are concerned about the prices of
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chronic illnesses and rising out-of-pockets costs, especially when it comes to deductibles. in washington, i'm nikole killion, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kim: according to kaiser, the public remains divided over the health care law. right now, 40% favor it, 46% are opposed. remember, you can see where the presidential candidates stand anytime online at kcci.com. just click on the 8 issues, 8 weeks tab on our home page for a closer look. steve: right now, new details about 6 americans killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. the bomber reportedly slammed a motorcycle into a group of nato and afghan troops yesterday outside bagram airfield. a new york city police detective and air force staff sergeant are among the dead. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombing. it makes monday the deadliest day for american troops in afghanistan since may 2013. kim: bowe bergdahl isn't entering a plea yet on charges including desertion. and he hasn't decided whether he
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with a jury or one with just a judge. the army sergeant was arraigned today at fort bragg in north carolina. he disappeared from his post in afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the taliban for 5 years. nevada prosecutors charge a woman with murder, child abuse and felony hit and run after authorities say she repeatedly plowed her car into crowds on the las vegas strip. 24-year-old lakeisha holloway is being held without bail in sunday's crash that killed one and injured dozens. police say her 3-year-old daughter was in the car with holloway, but wasn't hurt. steve: another report of e. coli wait to chipotle restaurants. health officials say say 5 people in kansas, oklahoma, and north dakota, have all tested positive for a new strain of the bacteria. >> has produced certain factors, like toxins, in particular shiga toxin, which can cause significant or severe intestinal
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steve: health department in those states are now working to track the source of the e. coli outbreak. officials say they will likely start seeing additional cases very soon. kim: nasa says the last full moon of the year will appear on christmas day. the rare sight is called a full cold moon because it shows up during the beginning of winter. a full moon hasn't appeared on christmas day since 1977. it won't happen again for another 19 years. steve: lots of clouds around here in central iowa lately. makes you wonder, are we going to see that? kurtis: it does look like we may have some clouds around on christmas day. the clouds thinned out a bit as the afternoon went along. now, 40 degrees. southeast winds at 15. 7:00 p.m., those wind chills in the 30's. mostly cloudy. 10:00 p.m., 41 degrees.
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good news is, most of it will stay in liquid form. won't have to deal with any icy conditions. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 43. average high at 32 degrees. here is a pocket where it broke up just a bit. some hazy sunshine. not too active across the midwest. just one system spinning out of north dakota with some snow there, but the big snows continue to be out west. if you are traveling, look at these temperatures. 60's from detroit to st. louis. showers and thunderstorms. could be a like mix as you head up around minneapolis. a piece of energy rides in. showers and thundershowers in the east. this system pulls through. high-pressure sinks down to the south.
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more rain on the way. there is the next northwestern iowa. showers and thundershowers to the evening. right now, looks like generally flurries early on thursday. rainfall tomorrow could be significant, especially to the east. some locations may it near one inch. .31 here in the metro. latest amounts over in western iowa. rain chances hold off until very late. tomorrow, 47. rain likely. after the west and northwest, could be a light wintry mix. northwest winds, 10-15. christmas day, around 43 degrees.
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i think our chance for rain will be after 8:00 p.m. northwestern iowa six got p.m. or later could see some light snow showers. saturday, generally rain. wintry mix monday and much colder air of the way been weak next week -- way midweek next week. steve: we have a disabled vehicle at i-235 eastbound and 8th street. the has been moved off to the left shoulder. secondly, the center lane is blocked on i-235 westbound at 36th street. let's take a look at your drive times to the mix master's. off to the east, it is easy going.
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now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. vanessa: a man nearly loses more than $7,000 after looking at a website that appears to be a real ames car dealership, when in reality the dealership's been closed for years. i'm vanessa peng, that story coming up tonight. mark: it's the christmas present that beats all christmas presents. tonight at 6:00 we'll show you , what brought this army sergeant and his daughter together in time for the holiday. tony: and we have more basketball than you can shake a stick at. all kinds of hoops including the , cyclones hitting the road for the first time trying to bounce back after their big 4 loss. that's coming up tonight in sports. >> heavy snow in the west,
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plus, holi heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans 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.
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here's a little bit of his story. eric for patients, one night in : the icu is one night too many. the guy in room 5 only knows he's somewhere in the triple digits. >> a genetic disease. eric: shawn norman is 28. he was a kid when doctors first said noonan syndrome. >> is 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." steve: we saw a huge response to this story online. nearly 5,000 people shared it on facebook.
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his decision and appreciate it. prayers for shawn and his family. so glad he achieved his goal and saw star wars." steve: lorine wrires, "i started crying at the beginning of your story and cried right through. a wonderful gift for shawn." kim: jean, "such wonderful people to grant his wish. may his final days be peaceful." kim: we showed you a little snippet but if you'd like to watch the rest of eric's story, it's online at kcci.com. steve: there is an accident at 56th street causing traffic on i-235 westbound. kim: we're back next with a
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kurtis: more december rate on the way -- december rain on the way. wednesday, thursday flurries. steve: "the cbs evening news" is next. after that is kcci 8 news at 6:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to
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