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moderate snow band, especially as you move north on i-235. here downtown, we never really had a complete changeover. it has just been a little bit of a wintry mix. it picks up as you move northeast. earlier in the afternoon, we had some fixed overs in boone county -- some big snow bursts in boone county. the good news, temperatures stay above freezing. the wind will actually help dry things off a bit. overnight low, 28. expect a few icy spots on the sidewalks. noon tomorrow, here comes another little band of snow on christmas eve, hanging around until 3:00 p.m. it looks like i 80 two around
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36 degrees. christmas day, generally dry and 39. christmas night, another system comes in with a wintry mix. cynthia: the question is, what are the roads like tonight? the areas you see in green are still normal. the pink is completely covered. kim st. onge his live near van meter. kim: the snow actually stopped within the last half hour just east of van meter. if anything, it is drizzling if that. the wind is definitely still a factor. traffic is moving right along.
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we saw at 5:00 tonight. take a look at this video we shot earlier in de soto. the snow has really been sticking to the roads that we have seen, but the roads are definitely whacked. one driver i talked to said his commute from nebraska to minnesota hasn't been too bad and he is happy the weather finally matches the season. >> wind and snow, it is pretty crazy right now. we did see a whole bunch of cars overturned in the ditch and a semi overturned as well. on some other drivers i talked to said they have seen several cars and a semi. if you will be traveling tonight, you want to take it a
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cynthia: air travelers not letting a little rain stopped them. some waiting to meet their loved ones were flying in for the holidays. looking at a live airport arrivals and departures. check ahead to make sure the flights are on time. steve: state investigators say they have now identified a body found north of oskaloosa on december 16. an autopsy shows it's the the remains of 34-year-old jeffrey versteegh. he was reported missing back in july. investigators still trying to pinpoint the cause of death. a des moines man, brutally beaten during a carjacking in des moines nearly 3 years ago, is back in his home state tonight. cynthia: mike wasike's three teenage attackers are in prison, but his life and his family were forever changed. kcci's mark tauscheck here with
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mark: wasike's wife joan has been traveling to oklahoma for two and a half years once or twice a month, just to visit her husband in a tulsa rehab facility. she has a much shorter drive now. >> you did not hurt mike, you killed mike. you have mike's blood on your hands and it will follow you wherever you go. mark: joan namachemo watched her husband's young attackers go to prison. each brought brief relief, but her pain has never gone away. >> -- mark: mike, a former credit analyst at wells fargo who earned an mba as a student in kenya, still can't talk, walk, or eat on his own doctors -- on his own. doctors have told joan this may be his long-term condition. >> painfully really painfully i , accept that, yeah. mark: joan worked for a year to bring her husband back to iowa from a rehab facility in oklahoma. she was denied over and over, and found there aren't a lot of
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she finally found a place that would take him in mitchellville. >> i am so grateful for them. i never knew i could have mike back in iowa anytime soon, i am really grateful. this is the best christmas gift i've had this year. mark: with mike back in iowa, the couple's two children can see their dad often, a good, but very difficult visit. >> i've seen them be very sad knowing that this is what their daddy is going to come back to be. mark: joan hopes to eventually start bring him home for family events and holidays. >> i need to try and be happy and be strong for him and be strong for the kids, and just be a family, including him the way he is. mark: the wasike family has been receiving financial support, especially for those long trips to tulsa, from the greater des moines neighbor to neighbor foundation, that offers help to families and victims of violence in the metro. joan wanted us to publicly thank the foundation. if you want to donate, we have a link on our website kcci.com.
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destroyed an east side business on maury. smoke was billowing out of auto parts on maury about 1015 this morning -- about 10:15 this morning. the building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, owners believe the fire started in a room where they have a wood burning stove. the owner says his son tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher. auto parts on maury has been there 18 years. west des moines police need your help to track down two women suspected of several cases of prescription drug fraud. police say the 2 are working together. they may be driving a maroon suv or a white minivan. if you have any information, call crime stoppers at 223-1400. a crash on highway 163 in jasper county involving a car and a semi close a lane of traffic in both directions. the accident happened in the eastbound lanes late this morning. a semi in the median and a car in the ditch had to be towed out. the state patrol says this was a
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steve: in this season of giving an army veteran has been on the , receiving-end of a lot of holiday cheer. but is his story as straightforward as it seems? kcci's marcus mcintosh is following this one for us and he learned there may be more to it. that's right there may be more -- marcus: that's right, steve. there may be more to this story that started when a runnells man saw something out of the ordinary, asked a few questions then posted on facebook. , when 22-year-old jake holloway found army veteran nick goben sleeping in his jeep in the altoona walmart parking lot, he had to do something. arsenal -- >> our soldiers can't be sleeping on the streets. i put something on facebook thinking a couple people would stop and give him something. marcus: donations started pouring in. >> i had $10 in my pocket and i thought i would stop and give it to him.
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marcus: but everything may not be as it seems. we spoke with two of goben's siblings, brother chat goben and sister michelle randolph, who tell us their brother was in the army 4 or 5 years and served two tours in iraq. they say the has been offered help in the form of jobs and places to live in the past and turned them down and feel nick is taking advantage of good people who want to help. we asked those we spoke to if they had concerns there was more to this homeless veterans story. we were told there is always a little concern everything is not as it seem but they would never regret helping someone who fought for our country. >> people can have a bad past and still change. >> he is still homeless, he still needs help, and he is still a vet, we need to remember those guys always. marcus: through donations, goben is currently living in an altoona motel. his room is paid up through the end of the month. i left a message for goben at the hotel as of news time, i have not heard from him. steve: visitation and memorial
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madrid high school football coach randy hinkel. the 58-year-old died suddenly on sunday. the visitation is tonight at the madrid high school gymnasium. it goes until until 7:00 p.m. a short memorial service will then take place with the funeral to follow. the hinkel family asks those who attend to wear orange and black, the madrid high school colors. cynthia: drake university ranked as one of the top private college values in the country. kiplinger's magazine ranks drake 36th in the country. that's based on things like tuition, financial aid, and graduation rates. drake is the only private university in the state on the list. the top private college value in the country, princeton. steve: does an new online voter registration system leave out thousand of iowans? the current system only allows those with a state dot issued id to register to vote online. about 150,000 people in iowa don't have an id. -- don't have that kind of id. many of those people have
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the american civil liberties union of iowa says 100% of iowa voters should be able to register online. >> to have one here in house at the secretary of state's office so that the 7% of people that are eligible to vote but couldn't do so through the dot can use this instead. steve: the aclu says the system is too complicated and wants a simple process for everyone. a top-notch road win for iowa state cyclones last night in cincinnati. straight ahead, how beating the bearcats was the right thing, at the right time, for this team. cynthia: check this out. they're the goats that ate christmas. or christmas trash, anyway. how th
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by taking their money. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. him 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. steve: so central iowa goats are all set to eat christmas. this rather weird story comes to
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instead of throwing your tree on the curb this year, why not give it to the goats? the hungry animals from, goats on the go, will eat your tree the goats work for paid normally as part of a weed clearing service, during the summer. but co-owner aaron steele says, they don't get much dietary variety in the winter, so the old trees will help with that. >> one, it gives the goats some variety, and two, christmas trees actually have tannins in them that help the goats deal with internal parasites that they're suspectible to. steve: they won't eat and after dinner mint. the christmas tree munching event is called goats on the snow. it will held at 3892 north 500th avenue in ames, on january 2, from 10:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. the goats will be dressed for the season in hats and scarves. some goats will also be available for petting. cynthia: the weather outside might be getting you a little bit more into the christmas
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a rate of 30 falling late last night in into the morning and afternoon. how much more can we expect? let's head over to kurtis gertz. kurtis: initially, you're right. it was a tremendous amount of rain out there for december. jordan creek, over an inch. ankeny, almost 9/10. 8/10 here in the metro. three quarters of an inch in newton. we are above freezing. we saw a little bit of a changeover downtown. most of the snow state to the west and north. northwest winds, 21. your planner, the mix moving out. gusty winds still hanging around at 10:00 p.m. overnight, we drop below freezing.
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wind chill tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.. tomorrow, slowly creeping up to around 36. more vigorous west and north of the metro. clear downtown. we're not expecting anymore tonight. could be a little drizzle to light snow if you have east right now. you head over to boone county, dallas county. intense snow in parts of greene county. a line of storms from kentucky down into mississippi and alabama. central iowa, where we could see some light snow. 50's detroit to st. louis. 29 in minneapolis. this system moves out there is a fast-moving system that will
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light snow before high pressure builds in on christmas eve. pretty quite overnight. light snow slides to the metro, slowly moving to the northeast. i figure little better chance on i-80 up through highway 20. christmas day may start out with a little bit of sunshine for the clouds move in. christmas night, a week system could bring a wintry mix. rain on saturday, but you head north of highway 30, i think it could be snow early saturday morning. on sunday, it looks like we will see some quiet weather. snowfall with this little band of snow looks to be less than an inch. i think audubon, harlan to the west, you could be more like 1-2
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tonight, a mix early moving out. gusty winds. tomorrow, 36 and light snow again. -- in light snow. again, an inch or less. christmas day, 39. i think to the northwest, there could be some snow showers after 6:00 p.m. generally dry on sunday. it looks to be called for new year's eve. steve: scott, wins are good but the right kind of win is even better.
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scott: a 10-1 ball club.
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liang -- georges niang. 81-79. this isu is showing lots of balance. five players scored in double figures. the coach said on the broadcast "it's almost like you wanted , that to happen to find out the resolve of our team." reporter from cbs and espn can't stop raving about george niang, saying he's in the poy mix. -- in the player of the year mix. he is averaging 19 points per game on the season. the hawkeyes trembled tennessee tech last night 85-63. , peter jok is back on track. he scored 21 in the win. >> when his game is tight like that, he is on the glass, you
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i thought he was terrific. scott: hawkeyes are 9-3. they host number one michigan state tuesday at 8:00 p.m. we've got history tonight in honolulu. uni faces washington state for the first time ever. it's the consolation game of the diamond head classic. uni lost to hawaii last night. a must-see moment from florida. check out the gators' zach hodskins. he was born without a hand on his left arm. the sophomore walk-on was looking for his first career basket. look at the move against jacksonville. it was two years in the making. hodskins was 0-for-2 shooting as a freshman last season and missed his first three shots this season. zach got a standing ovation afte r that incredible bucket. the iowa energy are at home tonight facing reno. former louisville all-american russ smith is down from memphis and will play with the energy
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hawkeyes leave tomorrow for the rose bowl. what do you do during that the -- during the potato bowl? utah state fan not holding back his love. it was all for naught. better off in friday form -- in fried form. the vikings can breathe a sigh of relief. oh beckham, jr. of the giants, his probation has been upheld. new york is playing minnesota sunday night. they will not have to take on
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-- odellcynthia: we might see a white christmas? kurtis: this first system moving out. we might see some light snow on christmas eve. steve: thank you for joining us. we will be back at 10:00. 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.
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