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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  December 23, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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>> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: good afternoon at the you for joining us today. right now at noon, firefighters are battling a blaze at auto parts on maury in des moines. the crews were called to the business around 10:15 this morning. that building was fully engulfed when they arrived with flames roaring out the front three garage doors.
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started in a room where they have a wood burning stove. but the cause remains under investigation. luckily no injuries have been reported so far. the shop's business manager says auto parts on maury has been there for 18 years. our other top story today, today is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. millions of people are beginning the journey to their holiday destinations. don champion reports from new york's laguardia airport. reporter: at chicago o'hare airport long lines formed early this morning. >> got to have a lot of patience on a day like today. reporter: nearly 6 million people are expected to fly over the holidays. aaa reports airfares are cheaper this year with the average route -- round-trip ticket costing $174. category airport thick fog delayed flights. jim gardner is heading to austin. >> i'm hoping today will be
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transition for catching planes will not be so bad reporter: security is tight with increased screenings, especially on international flights. tsa officials tell cbs news more passengers will likely pass through body scanners. the technology has evolved. a generic figure has replaced an individual's image to protect. privacy >> security is really. at the top right now reporter: in the pacific northwest continued rain and snow could cause headaches for drivers. for the first time aaa predicts 100 million americans will travel within 50 miles from home between christmas and new year's. gas prices averaging two dollars a gallon are encouraging more people to get behind the wheel. don champion, cbs news, mccourty airport. -- laguardia airport. mollie: those machines detect nonmetallic explosives which officials say terrorists are trying to smuggle on airplanes.
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moines today, you'll want to give yourself extra time. bag check lines stretched to the front doors this morning. airlines usually suggest getting there an hour and a half before your flight. but many passengers we spoke with arrived two or three hours early just to be safe. one person had 15 bags with her because she's moving during the holidays. >> we have been packing for over a month. all of our boxes we already shipped. mollie: today's the first day of the 13 day end of the year travel period. a rainy start to winter. des moines staying well hydrated with rain falling overnight into this morning. of course we saw fog in the east coast, rain and snow. i think we will take we can get right now. jason: i know a lot of us are hoping for a white christmas. we could see at least some snow
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keep those fingers and toes crossed. right now seeing rain out there. heavy stuff just south of des moines. you can look all across the rest of the map. just a smattering of greens, yellows, and reds out there. you can see some drier air starting to work and to the southeast. as we head into the afternoon could see more development as it shifts to the east. cooler air starting to work in on the backside. there is definitely some potential we could see some light snow at this. again, light snow. not inches. more like half of an inch to one inch it best. we keep the gusty windss behind the system. we are talking winds on the order of 10-20 miles per hour. a mild 45 degrees before go back down to 38 by 6:00 p.m. i will have a forecast of this
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mollie: turning to commitment 2016. donald trump is heading into the holiday weekend with a solid lead over his republican rivals. this as he defends his use of a crude word when talking about hillary clinton. and as mark albert reports, trump's closest rival, ted cruz, is lashing out at a national newspaper. reporter: the washington post has retracted this animated cartoon depicting ted cruz'children as monkeys. it was based on his political ad which spotlighted the candidate's two dollars. -- daughters. the campaign quickly turned the incident is into a fundraising event, asking supporters for instant emergency contributions totaling $1 million in 24 hours. cruz is enjoying a surge for a new poll shows him at a distant second to donald trump. >> this is turning more and more into a two man race between donald trump and me.
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his use of a crude word to describe hillary clinton's loss of the democratic nomination to barack obama. >> chivas favored to win and she got -- she lost. reporter: he said is a word frequently used in politics to save beaten badly. >> is bigotry, his bluster, his bullying has become his campaign. reporter: her remarks echoed recent comments she made at a rally on tuesday. bullies wherever they are. and why we should not let anybody bully his way to the presidency. reporter: are communicated that communication director said the comments are degrading to all women, mark albert, cbs news, the white house. mollie: bernie sanders is mocking donald trump's disgust at hillary clinton's bathroom break at the last democratic debate. on monday, trump said her break was too disgusting to talk about. after a break clinton didn't return to the debate stage in time.
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laughs on the campaign trail here in iowa at trump's expense. >> donald trump is very upset, it's hard for him to deal with. i don't know it is relationship is been in his life but he has discovered that women go to the bathroom. [laughter] >> it has been very upsetting for him. reporter: mollie: we are told the women's bathroom is further away at the debate location. the first votes will be cast in less than six weeks here at the iowa caucuses on february 1. the voting rights commission is listening to concerns about voter registration. at an administrative hearing this morning the aclu says 100% of iowa voters should be able to register online. the current system only allows those with a dot issued id to register online. some 150,000 people in iowa don't have an id. many of those people have disabilities. those without an id can go
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registration form mailed to them. but the aclu says the system is too complicated and wants a simple process for everyone. >> have one here in house at the secretary of state's office that the 7% of people that cannot do throw -- do so through the dot could use instead. mollie: des moines could be getting a new federal courthouse. the current one is 87 years old. president obama approved a spending bill this month that includes money for a new courthouse. an exact price tag or location isn't available yet. funeral services today for longtime madrid football coach randy hinkel. he died sunday of a heart attack at age 58. visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 at the high school with the funeral to follow. and right now, despite hundreds of tips and an arrest warrant police still can't find texas teenager ethan couch. the 18-year-old has been missing for more than a week. couch killed four people in a
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16 and got probation after defense lawyers argued he was too rich and privileged to know right from wrong. he's violated that probation and is now missing along with his mother. the sheriff is vowing to punish her as well. >> we will file a criminal case or cases with as much punishment for her as we can get. we have said since day one if she is helping him of a detention or helped them get away, if she's helping him high, then she is breaking the law. we will file a criminal case. mollie: he says he is not been able to find the teen or his mother since a video surface of him out of already. that at a party. a defense lawyer says lakeisha holloway is planning to plead not guilty to murder charges. but she won't be required to enter a plea during her initial court appearance today. holloway is accused of intentionally plowing her car through crowds of people on a las vegas strip sidewalk on saturday.
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35 others injured. the governor of minnesota says 30 state patrol officers will help handle an expected protest at the mall of america. black lives matter organizers planned today's demonstration to pressure authorities to release video of a 24-year-old man fatally shot by minneapolis police. mall officials tried blocking the protest, arguing the mall is on private property. but a judge only barred three organizers from attending. still to come at noon distracted , walking. people are getting hurt walking with their phones. and there's even a word for that and we'll tell you what it is coming up. hena: a hefty fine for shoddy plane repairs. and man's best friend is making
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distracted driving. now there is distracted walking. kenneth craig explains why more people are getting hurt while they walk. reporter: it is a familiar sight on streets across america. people walking with their eyes on their phones is that of the road. the ever dictionary has a word for it, -- >> 10 years ago it would've been rare. reporter: we spotted jordan video chatting while crossing the street. >> i know i shouldn't. but i still do it reporter: the internet is full of videos of people having accidents. some can be more serious like this woman walking into a fountain. for this man accidentally falling on a train track. no train was approaching at the time. distracted walking injuries are becoming so common the national safety council is including them in its annual injury report for the first time. the group says the numbers have jumped with the growth of cell used.
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years ago to more than 2000 in 2011. it's common for distracted pedestrians to fall on the sidewalk or winter to traffic, but the nsc found 52% of the walking injuries actually happened at home. >> when you think about the home environment some of the most dangerous situations can be on stairs where they can have a bad fall. reporter: she says, injuries include sprains and concussions. she believes these accidents will increase as more people use cell phones. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. mollie: so now you know. the u.s. military is revealing what caused a mysterious streak in the sky over the southwest last night. that fireball actually was caused by russian space debris returning to earth. residents in california, arizona and nevada saw the blazing bright light. many thought the fireball was part of a meteor shower scheduled to appear last night. speaking of space, "star wars" is on its way to breaking more
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the 7th installment of the franchise had the best opening weekend in box office history last weekend. now, it looks like "the force awakens" will stay in the top spot this coming weekend. in fact the film is expected to , bring in between $150 and $180 million and be the biggest second weekend of any movie in history. jason, have you seen it yet or will you wait for another week or two? jason: i was there opening night. mollie: why am i not surprised? jason: you have to get into that kind of thing. nice to see it. i will probably see it for a second and maybe a third time. rain out there right now would be a good day to head and a catch a movie. some heavier stuff north of pleasant hill. we are continuing to see this wind its way across the state. heavier stuff off to the west right now on the backside of this system.
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over to snow which is likely as it shifts its way to the east. i don't expect much by way of accumulation as far as snow goes. rain totals, around half finished in spots. council bluffs at .51. .464 des moines. -- .46 for des moines. some dry air working its way from the south. with the get past this portion. that is really cold air is coming from. we will generally see the transition over to a little bit of snow. a bit of falling at the moment. 45 degrees. very mild for this time of year. usually seeing highs the low-to-mid 30's. trying to hang onto a little bit of warmth so we continue to tumble after this system pushes through. northwest winds put the sound of 35 degrees for 10:00 p.m. we see the general transition to some light snow mixing in as we had to be 6:00 p.m. hour
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it is finally starting to take up more of a winter look. the folks in the southeast are the middle of a very significant weather event. moderate risk for severe weather. high likelihood of tornadic activity. if you're traveling, you will have to take heat. that could be a powerful system moving through their. futurecast keeps the rain in the next and the light snow mixing it into the afternoon and evening tonight. it pushes us into a gap. another snow maker will fly through behind this thing. that will make its way into tomorrow. not talking more than half an inch to one inch on either of these systems. hopefully it's enough to put a nice white coating on the ground for the snow lovers. 45 today. you can see the cooler air starting to work its way in. temperatures in the 50's off to the southeast. could see some thunderstorms. as we head into the weekend we keep our chances dodgy for showers and a little bit of snow.
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dry at this point. 43 degrees. mollie: sounds good. thank you so much. still to come today at noon, some furry friends need a good home and could be yours by this afternoon. america is not just electing a president, we're also electing a commander in chief. that choice matters. because strengthening the economy, making healthcare more affordable, raising incomes. all of that depends on us being both secure at home and leading the world. i will get up every single day and do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe and strong.
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mollie: it is a full house at the animal rescue league and that is not good news. stephanie is joining me today. stephanie: we do have over 1000 animals in our care. we would prefer that number be a lot lower. pennies the pats would have homes. -- that means the pats would have homes. mollie: and you have had some fun this week. you can see on the facebook page. stephanie: our tree of life started and people have been making donations for the pets. we have a cute video we put on our facebook page that shows the dogs going and picking some gifts from under the tree. the same for the cap as well. -- cats as well. mollie: let's see who needs a good home by this afternoon. stephanie: the first dog is
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he is a real sweetheart. a one-year-old happy boy. a big fan of treats. super friendly. he is a little low rider. he has short legs, a big white body that wide body. emily is a year and a half. she is very cuddly but wants to have a lot of activity. love's toys. loves attention. . just wants to be near people all the time mollie: a good cat. stephanie: leo is a four-year-old and very active. he needs a home with older kids or without kids because they make him nervous. he knows sit, stay, down, coeme. marcus is about one year. he's another one that loves to cuddle. he really loves ping-pong ball's and feather toys. he's got a particular on the
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and then andy. he is just four months old. he seems to like other cats. he had a previous eye injury are veterinarians have addressed. he should be good for a future home. mollie: and you have the animal store and other ways you can help you out. stephanie: for the last minute shoppers for the pet lovers in their lives, we have the animal retail store. that has items for pets, people and our new calendars. part 2016 calendars -- our $2060. we are normal hours the rest of this weekend" was day. mollie: for more information check out the website. 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.
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hena: report to the carbon be built by ford using googles self driving technology. the 2016 enrollment for obamacare is outpacing last year. the department of health and human services said one 8 million people have signed up yet the federal insurance exchange. that does not include sign up for the state with her on it changes. the government says more young adults are signing up. the final deadline for 2016 coverage is january 31. southwest airlines will pay $2.8
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over and -- an faa lawsuit over improper repairs. they sued alleging southwest and up properly oversee a contractor hired to make those repairs. the airports are going to the dogs, literally. united airlines is bringing out a -- to interact with travelers. the idea is to help stressed holiday travelers. they can hang out with a fairy friends at airport terminals across the country. that is your cbs money was report. for more, log on to cbs money watch.com. the new york stock exchange, i'm editing. -- hena daniels. jason: we will see the rain make its way into a little bit of snow. i doubt we will see more than one inch and spots. more chances for a little bit of light snow. mollie: sounds good. safe travels today and thank you for joining us. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.
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