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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  December 22, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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as you can see, it's fenders honda now. they sell motorcycles and atvs, not a car in the showroom. but lately, they have been receiving calls and one person walked in the door looking for benson motor. the website says benson motor in ames. it looks legitimate at first glance but, benson motor's been , closed since 2009. chris, who didn't want us to mention his last name, lives in tacoma, washington. chris tell us the two cars he was planning to buy were $3000 to $5,000 cheaper than everyone else's. he was directed to through a craigslist posting. >> in my mind, i was thinking well, it must just be middle america has a lower cost of living that they can sell their cars for cheaper. vanessa: chris says the man on the other line called himself mike wade. there's even a picture of mike wade on the website.
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covered, bottom line. he didn't give me any signals. vanessa: moments before chris wired $72,000, he checked in with ames police, and found out benson motor is a defunct company. >> if it's too good to be true it's probably a scam. vanessa: fenders honda, a powersports dealership, has set up shop in the old benson building. they've had some interesting phone calls lately. >> they asked if it was benson motors and i told them that benson motors has been gone for several years now and that we didn't have any cars for sale here. vanessa: chris says he won't fall for a well put together website again. >> it just showed me that you got to be so careful if you're not able to vet it with your own eyes. vanessa: ames police tell me they got a call from an agency in minnesota working on a similar case. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. mark: webster county law enforcement searching for a fort dodge man charged with pouring hot grease on a dog. the webster county attorney filing an arrest warrant for 52-year-old gary wilson. prosecutors say wilson poured
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marley, back on november 18. earlier this month we told you about bob marley, whose owner said the grease caused second and third degree burns. also in fort dodge, the webster county sheriff arresting this man, daniel swick, for criminal mischief and burglary. investigators say swick broke into the webster county courthouse back on december 8, then set off several fire extinguishers forcing the , courthouse to close for days until the mess could be cleaned up. fort dodge police charged swick last week with breaking into a computer business down the street from the courthouse and setting off fire extinguishers. steve: a former lottery official, convicted of fraud here in iowa, now faces similar charges in kansas. prosecutors have now charged eddie tipton with rigging 2 jackpots there back in 2010. that brings the total number of states that have filed charges against tipton to 5. tipton worked as the head of security for the des moines-based multi-state lottery association.
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and the virgin islands. investigators are looking into the possible tampering -- investigations into possible tampering are now underway in each of those states. new court documents just filed by the prosecution are giving us a better idea as to what evidence might be used against tipton when he heads back to court in january. kcci's kim st. onge is live in studio with the new information. kim: these court papers give a detailed description of how tipton allegedly used his brother and a couple friends to claim the multi-million-dollar jackpots. prosecutors say his associates would claim the jackpots and then pay him half the earnings. including back in 2005, when tipton's brother claimed a $4.5 million jackpot in colorado. tipton allegedly bought a home just a few months later, raising red flags to even some of his friends. prosecutors say he also tampered with the computers to win multi million dollar jackpots in oklahoma and wisconsin.
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today say they don't trust the system anymore and haven't played since. but one man who just bought a lotto ticket today says it won't stop him. >> they're definitely being public about it and informing people of what happened, so i guess if they weren't public about it, i would be a little more less likely to play. kim: also new prosecutors made , an unusual request in the tipton case, asking any reference to bigfoot hunting in future court proceedings not be allowed. prosecutors say tipton's brother and his alleged accomplices are bigfoot hunters, and the jury's knowledge of that could distract them from the seriousness of the issue. in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: new information about another lottery winner. jobie boals-watters charged in polk county court with buying a winning mega crossword scratch ticket in july when he was only 20-years-old. this is a picture of him receiving his check. iowa law requires people to be
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ticket. mark: west des moines schools are phasing out its japanese language classes and delaying the start of its spanish language classes. the school board voted for those cuts last night as part of a larger plan to trim more than half a million dollars from the district budget. students who are taking japanese will be allowed to finish the program but no new students will , be allowed to start. steve: in commitment 2016 news, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is campaigning in fairfield right now. and she's making news tonight with her new $2 billion plan to try to cure alzheimers disease by 2025. kcci chief political reporter cynthia fodor has more. cynthia: it is the first time a presidential candidate has made combatting alzheimer's a campaign issue and families who , live with the pain everyday say it's about time. >> merry christmas, arlene. cynthia: for families of
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holidays can be heartbreaking. >> christmas is really bad because this is her favorite holiday. just brings back a memory of how it used to be. cynthia: mike moyers visits arbor springs every day for nearly 3 years to see his wife, jenny, diagnosed at age 56. every day, he wears her favorite color purple and some days, she recognizes him. >> it is a horrible disease. other diseases, you know what causes it, but there is don't , -- but this, you don't know what causes it, so there is nothing you can do to try to stop it. cynthia: that's why hillary clinton is making it her mission to fund $2 billion a year to advance treatments and find a cure. the plan would expand medicare to cover more costs and grants to identify and protect patients who wander from their homes. five million americans have been diagnosed, and that's expected to triple in the next 3 decades.
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deaths are going up, while other major diseases, the cause of deaths are decreasing. cynthia: moyers says clinton's plan at least gives hope to the families who stay up at night worrying about their loved ones, wishing there was something they could do. >> there won't ever be a cure in jennifer's time, i hope they can find a cause and cure so not have to happen to anyone else. cynthia: two out of three alzheimer's patients are women. clinton says her plan would be funded by closing tax loopholes and she hopes for a cure in ten , years. steve: fog greeted central iowa drivers this morning. and the gray, gloomy looking skies continued for much of the day. a big plus to the weather though, was the warmth, on this first full day of winter. we saw highs in the mid 40's. but can we expect those mild temperatures to continue on into -- continue through christmas?
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we changed seasons, but the above normal temperatures remain. mid 40's wednesday. christmas eve, 38. christmas day, 43. next week on average high around freezing. even with the cooldown, temperatures stay above normal. daffodils trying to punch through. we will be in the mid 40's tonight. tomorrow, rain likely. those temperatures stay in the 40's. your holiday planner. i think christmas eve, early, when they get flurries. that would be our best chance of any snow in central iowa. christmas night, we could have some rain move in late. mark: it's pretty obvious we are having anything but a normal winter so far. kcci's marcus mcintosh is live outside with more on how our
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singing a very sour to. -- very sour tune. marcus: we found people who are really missing the snow. our first stop, this park right next to the ice arena normally -- the ice arena. normally in december, its hills , would be covered in snow and people sledding. as you can see, snow is as scarce as sledders. the park and rec department tells us what is incredibly unusual. if you spend your winters removing snow and ice, you are also feeling the pinch. burnight snow and ice removal uses a four wheeler, a four wheeler that has spent most of the season parked in the garage. >> he's been out one time. normally he been out 4 to 5 times by now, at least. right now it has just been , really slow. marcus: burnight is hopeful the year will bring the kind of snowy, wintry weather that iowan's are used to. if you want an outdoor winter activity brenton skating plaza
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live in downtown des moines, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. mark: an update now on the rehabilitation of the burned out younkers building downtown. the business record is reporting blackbird investments llc will continue the work on the building which was destroyed by , fire in march of last year. but the deadline to complete the work has now been extended to march of 2017. steve: the sierra club wants the iowa dnr to redo its public hearing on permits for the bakken pipeline project. if approved, the highly controversial oil pipeline would stretch from northwestern to southeastern iowa. it would pass through several public parcels of land and water controlled by the dnr. calling the dnr's hearing on pipeline permits a debacle, the sierra clubs says the dnr should allow another hearing. mark: iowa is growing but not as , fast as the rest of the country. the u.s. census says there are 3.12 million people living in
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that is up half a percentage point from last year. you usually only see it on a weekend. what happened when the iowa state women tried playing a tuesday. steve: see how a concert to military turned into the surprise of a li paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. >> hopefully she is not nervous long. steve: a soldier, back home in time for the holidays, springs a big surprise today on his daughter at school. we love these stories. it happened this afternoon at westridge elementary in west des moines. mark: it was great. father and daughter had not seen each other in a year. the last day of school before winter break, everyone in the the westridge elementary gym is excited about christmas. in the front row, olivia grubbs
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wintersing, an annual tradition. she had no idea the present that will make her happier than anything else she gets under the tree was standing on the other side of a door, just 20 feet away. >> we celebrate our military. >> i am so proud of you. ask i was trying to peek thru -- >> i was trying to peek
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what she was wearing, i actually was looking at the wrong kid. mark: olivia clamped on not letting go after a long year with no hugs from dad who is stationed in hawaii. a christmas present she never saw coming, and will never forget. sergeant grubbs surprised his other daughter at her daycare this morning. he goes back to hawaii in two weeks. steve: unusually warm weather three days before christmas. kurtis gertz shows us if there is any chance for snowfall friday. kurtis: we will probably get some rain first but there is a small chance. beautiful shot coming in from our webcam in rockwell city. it is a little breezy. temperatures cool but not bad for december. wind chill, 33. southeast winds at 13.
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at sunrise tomorrow, i think there is to be a pretty good chance of rain out there. looks to be a soggy wednesday. temperatures in the upper 40's tomorrow. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 43. the fog broke free to a little bit of sunshine. there is a system spinning up in north dakota with some snow. that is headed up into manitoba. that front will drag through. much of the midwest will be on the mild side. 60 in chicago, 60 in detroit. 66 in st. louis. a limit of a mix in minneapolis. colder air up to the west-northwest. this front slides through tomorrow. an area of low pressure into the state.
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squeeze out just a little bit of light snow. the rain intensifies a bit. here's a little bit about wintry mix. by 6:00 or 7:00, a little bit of clearing. energy that could bring a flurry, maybe a snow shower christmas eve. then the clouds move out late on thursday. rainfall could be significant. the latest announcing northwestern iowa. 40 degrees 40 low. southeast winds, 10-15. tomorrow, rain likely. winds shift around to the northwest by the afternoon hour. christmas eve, a chance of a
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there will be a chance of rain. it will hold off until after 8:00 p.m. some rain saturday. i think maybe a little bit of snow sunday. 20's and 30's mid week next week.
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right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: if you're iowa state, you would want to jump right back out and keep playing after the heartbreaking loss to uni in the big 4 classic. steve prohm said it in the post game press conference, this is a group that rarely loses at anything. so tonight could not come soon enough for the cyclones. iowa state hitting the road for their first official road game and it will be a test. they take on 22nd ranked cinci and isu is ready for a dogfight . >> the toughness, physicality. cincinnati is a tough place to play.
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at home, you win in the paint and at the glass. tony: this one tipped off just a little bit ago. iowa state with an early 22-16 lead. hawkeyes in action over at carver at 7:30 taking on tennessee tech and drake is at home tonight taking on abilene christian. the cyclone women have won 5 straight heading into today. this afternoon was their final tuneup before the grind of the big 12. at home at hilton this afternoon taking on northern arizona. fourth quarter, iowa state starts to heat up. kim blaskowsky -- kidd blaskowsky, she is good from three point. iowa state goes on to win this one 79-63. ,i like home taking on drake and and uni on the road taking on
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head coach kirk ferentz said he feels great about the health of the team. she also said that he is hopeful that senior running back jordan can vary -- jordan canzeri will be able to play. >> it still goes down to what we do on the practice field. how we handle the good things. you want the players to enjoy that. that is something may have earned. you also want them to have an awareness of what we are trying to get accomplished. tony: january 1, the rose bowl
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steve: thanks, tonlynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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kurtis: soggy conditions for wednesday. chance of a few flurries thursday. christmas day drive but he gets active as we slide into the weekend. mark: thanks for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to
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