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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  December 24, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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with temperatures below freezing for a good portion, obviously some icy and slick spots out there. also, i think we could see some fog forming. that could have an impact late christmas eve. temperatures drop from the 30's into the mid-20's. christmas day, temperature tops out at 39 degrees. said to is running a little bit behind schedule. he had some bangers and mash in england, and he is now in scotland where he would like to stop for a single malt. kim: like we mentioned the snow , making roads treacherous. drivers on interstate 35 near ames found that out the hard way just before noon. especially near the 13th street exit. ames bureau reporter vanessa
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details vanessa: the snow stopped falling a few hours ago, but the roads are still a little wet. southbound traffic was closed after dozens of car crashes. the fast falling snow created slick roads. cars were creeping along as they drove through it. local tow truck companies were busy. >> the number of cars is going up. every time you turn around, there is another one going in. semi-versus cars, cars smashed in. vanessa: we asked for advice of what to do -- we asked an iowa state trooper his advice when
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he says to slow down, increase your following distance and if you don't have to travel stay at home. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kim: good advice. here is a look at the latest road conditions from the iowa dot. the areas in green on this map have normal driving conditions. most of the des moines metro area is in blue, which is partially covered. or pink which is completely covered. so, drivers should use still use caution tonight if they're out on the roads. kcci's marcus mcintosh is live by interstate 235 here in des moines with a look at road conditions in the city now. marcus: right now, we are live in des moines. the interstate with fairly drive roads. same conditions as what was on the road in des moines as far as we have seen. without travelers in altoona who tell us that navigating through the snow in des moines was not
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they have driven today. conditions on i-80 got better as the day went along. slick and slippery conditions did not last. motorists told us that conditions in the metro are basically trouble-free. omaha was pointed to as being immensely problematic. >> is a lot better here than it was in omaha. omaha to hear was like a foot of snow. probably 30-50 miles per hour. >> it is bad driving. it is wet, it is icy, makes people nervous. marcus: while the troubled conditions to omaha did not stop people from getting here, they
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to stop them from where they wanted to go for the holidays. kim: lots of travelers losing to fly rather than try. the weather causing a few problems for people trying to catch a flight. here is a live look at the arrivals and departures board. one or two delays but no major problems. stormy weather causing big problems for flights in other parts of the united states, especially from the gulf coast through the northeastern part of the country. 550 flights have been canceled nationwide by midday. atlanta had the largest percentage of delays. many flights were also late in new york and washington dc. a different kind of problem at the des moines airport. involving a des moines police officer.
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gun from his holster while practicing his quick draw at the airport. when his finger pulled the trigger, he accidentally firing a shot. the bullet went into the ceiling. no one was hurt. the police department says there will be a review of the shooting and discipline is possible. lots of people who weren't traveling headed to the malls and stores to do some last minute shopping. we were there bright and early when shoppers started flocking to jordan creek town center. that opened 2 hours early this morning. if you didn't get to the malls already, unfotunately, you're too late. jordan creek, valley west, and merle hay mall all closed at 5:00 p.m. they're going to be closed on christmas day and then re-open saturday morning. grocery stores were also mobbed today as 11th-hour shoppers picked up last-minute ingredients. i met one woman who was lucky enough to have two helpers. between crowded carts and some spirited shoppers -- >> get the carrots for the reindeer. kim: erin kuhl and her two helpers are making sure santa's reindeer won't leave their home hungry this christmas. >> wow.
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full. kim: they're among hundreds of people braving the crowds at the among hundreds of people braving -- they're among hundreds of people braving the crowds at the urbandale hy-vee, picking up those last-minute items. turn any corner and you'll see shoppers with lists in hand. >> it's definitely crowded, and crazy in here but everyone is in a good mood and having a good time. kim: stop at any counter -- >> >> smoked mozzerella. kim: and you'll hear a bit of christmas cheer. that contagious holiday spirit seems to make the art of dodging dozens of carts not so bad. >> do you think santa likes chips? do you think daddy likes chips? yeah. kim: with help from her 4 and 2-year-old making some of the important decisions, erin managed to finish her grocery list in less than an hour. >> looking forward to spending a couple days with family and friends and cooking up some good treats. kim: enjoying good treats with great company. once she gets through the long lines at the check out counter.
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christmas. kim: most hy-vee stores close early tonight at 5:00 p.m. and will be closed tomorrow for christmas day. hyvee officials say today is one of their busiest shopping days, along with the day before thanksgiving and the day before the super bowl. new information on our story of a marshalltown school board member. marshalltown school board member kendall derby pleaded guilty to child endangerment and animal neglect. derby was fined $690 and given several suspended jail sentences. in exchange for the guilty pleas , counts of animal neglect. marshalltown police charged derby after checking on the living conditions of derby's 13-year-old child back in september. officers say they found animal feces throughout derby's home. as well as two dead cats. a des moines man sentenced to two 30 days terms in prison for illegal deer hunting. prosecutors say 34-year-old christopher king did not
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an application to hunt. and later, shot whitetail buck deer in an area closed to hunting. king was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and to pay $10,000 in restitution. the iowa court of appeals ruled a man sentenced to prison as a teenager will stay in behind bars. jake giles was 17 when he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for robbing a video store and shooting a deputy who tried to stop him. giles appealed his sentence , saying a recent u.s. supreme court ruling made mandatory minimum sentences for youthful offenders unconstitutional. but the appeals court rejected , that argument. another ruling by the iowa appeals court says wellmark blue cross blue shield improperly refused to pay for expensive life-saving drugs for patients with a rare blood disease. the judges said wellmark looked for reasons to deny millions of dollars in claims for drugs used to treat hemophilia . wellmark was sued by an iowa city pharmacist. a judge will now calculate how
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wellmark says it will appeal. a man convicted of murdering two people in marshall county died in prison. 76-year-old john wilson died from complications from pneumonia. wilson has been in prison since 1983. we're keeping an eye on weather conditions this christmas eve. coming up the problems the snow , is causing in north central iowa. and, a girl helped by a hospital
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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. kim: once swaddled in blankets, an algona teen is now making blankets for little ones. 14-year-old grace braun donated blankets to blank children's hospital in des moines. kcci's rose heaphy joins us in studio to explain grace's special connection. rose: in march 2001, grace was born 9 weeks premature. she's now a healthy teen preparing for confirmation. for her service project, she knew exactly where to give back. grace spent her first 6 weeks in the neo-natal intensive care
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ounces. three months ago, she started making fleece blankets. through church donations, she got enough supplies to make 50 total. >> we kinda wanted to do it around christmas time just so it'd be like a christmas present, so it just worked out really well, i guess. rose: on thursday, she and her family delivered the blankets to blank. each one is wrapped with a note explaining her story. a message of hope to the families going through similar troubles. >> seeing her give back to the place that gave me so much has a special place in my heart. rose: hospital staff say they will give out the blankets as needed making it a warmer christmas this year. in studio, rose heaphy kcci 8 , news, iowa's news leader. kim: returning to our winter weather coverage now. you are looking at video shot by out partners at the iowa storm chaser network. this is near algona on highway 169. you can see heavy snow there causing a two vehicle rollover accident this afternoon. no word yet on the conditions of the drivers involved.
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for near white-out conditions in the area. the question is, what can we expect later tonight. kurtis: it looks to be a quiet christmas eve. temperatures are starting to settle down. 31 degrees. north winds presently at six miles per hour. fairly fluffy snow. over seven inches. 6.5 in manning. outdoor a, five inches. just shy of an inch in the metro. extreme northeastern iowa now if you are traveling. tenneco :00 p.m., 30 degrees. i think we could see some fog tonight. that could cause a few problems especially in the snow-covered
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by noon, we should be 35. forecast high on christmas day of 39 degrees. i can almost see a little bit of span with the area of low pressure that is moving off to the northeast. this is the main system across the midwest. snow in nebraska, iowa, and southwest wisconsin. once you punch through that, travels should be a ok. there could be a light mix in nebraska. detroit, 48. 54 in st. louis. upper 40's in kansas city.
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job painting and the snow. some patchy fog early tomorrow. clouds will slowly dan as christmas day goes along. we will start to see some rain moving off to the west. the rain will continue early on saturday with maybe some accumulating snows up toward the minnesota border. says i had a long stop in ireland as he stopped for a pint. he moved through iceland, had crossing the north atlantic. i just checked. 4 billion gifts delivered already. tonight, a little bit of fog. tomorrow, 39. the mix would be late, after
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8 day forecast. saturday, it looks like rain here with the wintry mix north. monday, this is a system we will have to keep an eye on. it looks like new year's eve and new year's day will be drive the cold. kim: eastern iowa police warning hawkeye fans of fake rose bowl ticket scams. investigators say victims are buying tickets through craigslist, then meeting the seller to buy the tickets in person. the tickets turn out to be fake. iowa plays stanford on new year's day at the rose bowl in pasadena, california. you can count on kcci for team coverage from pasadena. our crews will be live at 5, 6 , and 10:00 starting tuesday. we'll also be live all morning leading up to the game. be sure like kcci on facebook and download or mobile app for constant updates. they uni men's basketball game
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scott: honolulu, a lot warmer. they are playing pretty well.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. scott: the hawkeyes left for california earlier today. kirk ferentz and company left the eastern iowa airport just before 1:00. it's the first rose bowl trip in 25 years. iowa has a jam packed schedule as we lead up to the january 1 showdown with stanford. there's a welcome event at disney land on the 26th. they will get to eat at lawrys the following day. they'll practice all week. legendary sportscaster bob brooks was on board and was hoping it was a better rose bowl trip than the one he made with the team back in 1956. >> we are going to have a big ceremony celebration, kind of a pep rally. it snowed, sleet it, and we finally wound up leaving. scott: that does not sound too fun.
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the team arrived about an hour and a half ago. as we mentioned earlier, kcci headed out early next week. we will have coverage all week long. the game is at 4:00 on new year's day. again rebaptized to. western michigan pulled away in the bahamas bowl to beat middle tennesee. western michigan won its first bowl game 45-31. coach pj fleck got the bath. western michigan wins the bahamas bowl. uni's basketball team is soaking up some sun as well. they are in hawaii for the diamond head classic. last night's game tipped off at 10:30.
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the cougars had a lead for a big part of this ganme. five point lead with a minute and a half left. the cougars were down 3 in the final seconds. they go for two as time takes down and they don't get it. uni wound up with a 63-59 win. bouncing back from the previous game which they lost to hawaii. they still have a fifth-place game tomorrow at 2:30 on espnu. russ smith's stay with the iowa iowa center -- the iowa energy lasted one game. the former louisville all-american, who scored 23 points last night, is headed back to the memphis grizzlies. smith, along with teammates jarrel martin and james ennis were all called out. iowa hosts maine saturday night. if any nfl players want to see the new movie "concussion," they get to do so. for free. sony pictures says its offering players two free tickets to the movie, which opens christmas day.
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, because the average nfl player only makes $2.11 million.
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kim:kim: pretty quiet tonight. kurtis: the snow has moved out. we will see some fog formed later tonight. christmas day, drive. friday night into saturday, we could get a wintry mix. another system monday. 8 day forecast take you to the new year. kim: have a wonderful christmas
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comedy travel alerts. >> we have tips for staying healthy on your flight home. and family video lost at the bottom of the river.
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