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hawkeye fan heading to the rose bowl. authorities say the search and rescue efforts are ongoing at this hour. right now, there are no reports of any loss of life. but crews are searching for people that may be trapped in the debris. and say at least one person was seriously hurt, when the tornado rolled through, just after 6:00 tonight iowa time. it's the same system that is also being blamed for flash-flooding in the south. mark strassmann has more from ashland, mississippi. >> it is bad, really bad. mark: sonia came home to no sign of christmas joy. the home is among hundreds destroyed by the cluster of deadly tornadoes. the youngest victim, a seven-year-old boy, was trapped in a car with his mother and sister. the wind ripped 10 out of the vehicle.
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tennessee, three were found in a car submerged in a river. this aerial view of ashland, mississippi shows the devastation. it reportedly stayed on the ground for at least 145 miles, packing wind of up to 160. barbara williamson was inside her clarksdale home. barbara: i don't know how i am alive. it is a christmas miracle. mark: the christmas spirit was on display, donating toys to children who lost them in the storm. laverne picked out new gifts for her niece and nephew. laverne: the smile on their face makes me happy. ryan: quiet back here at home. but kurtis, that could change over the next couple of days. kurtis: the first system moving in, generally light snow from
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making a sweeper there, even some rain on the southwestern edge. temperatures have been going up in the matter. two hours ago we were 31 -- now above the freezing mark of 33. a much different situation from central down the southern iowa. but off to the north and northwest, going to see some snow. maybe even a bit of an icy mix. 6:00 a.m. will be 44, icy conditions to the more treated a winter northern areas. most of the system moving out, temperatures tomorrow are 38 degrees. it is going to be a bit of a bit of the snow-maker in northwestern iowa, 1-3 inches of snow. looks like the heavier snow in minnesota, back in through south dakota. but if you like snow, there is
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i will have the latest futurecast for you, and break things down hour by hour. ryan: new at 10:00, the webster county sheriff's department has just released information concerning a very serious accident earlier this afternoon along highway 20, near fort dodge. the webster county sheriff's office reports six people were hurt when the jeep drifted across the centerline. we are told one of them was an infantry the extent of the hour. the clerk of a local store recovering from a christmas eve stabbing. des moines police say a man walked into southside liquor and tobacco outlet around 6:30 last night, demanding money. they say he then stabbed a female worker in her right arm. the suspect drove off in a white honda crv, with iowa plates dmv-672. if you have any information, you're urged to call des moines police. and it will be two weeks on monday since a hit-and-run crash
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lincoln way and ash, right across from the iowa state campus. 18-year-old emmalee jacobs died early on december 14th. investigators have examined surveillance video from nearby businesses, even talked to some tipsters. but, at this time, no arrests. a lot of central iowans spent this christmas earning a buck today. quick trip gas stations kept the pumps and cash registers running. we saw lots of people taking advantage of that. employees there telling us they don't mind working christmas, since they get paid double-time. mercy medical center open, too, of course. workers there say if they had to work anywhere on christmas, it would be there helping others. kearsten: it's a double-edged sword. i mean, you want to be home with your family, spending time with them. but at the same time, you also know that your job is here. and you are still spreading the christmas cheer and love. ryan: we also noticed walgreen's and cvs kept their doors open today.
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however, did have the day off today. and for many families in des moines, opening presents is just the first part of christmas day fun. kcci's rose heaphy joins us in studio to explain how people are making the most of the holiday. rose: ryan, i saw a lot of families out today. they told me it's about making memories, whether it be tying up the skates or watching a feature film. surround sound, instead of sleigh bells. thousands flocked to flix brewhouse for christmas day showings. rich: a very merry christmas, may the merry force christmas of be with you. rose: for the claxton family, hitting the theaters was the holiday plan all along. rich: family in from california, the quad cities, and then our local families, so there's 18 of us. and we're all coming to see "star wars." rose: seven "star wars" showings at flix sold out. the claxtons bought their tickets two months ago. rich: as soon as it became available to buy, we bought the tickets, knowing that everybody was coming from out of town and everything like that. rose: others bundled up in the brisk winter air at brenton skating plaza, skating hand-in-hand underneath the christmas tree. emina: it's cool having it outside. because when we were little, we
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but we're not any good, by any means, but it's just fun. rose: up down in the east village drew out some people's competitive side. richard: there's a little finesse, with a little english to it. kind of what you do in pool. rose: the bar has a variety of vintage arcade games, providing a different ghost of christmas past. a gift of fun shared, beyond the presents opened christmas morning. richard: it just kind of feels like there are more presents. after the fact, of all the presents, you know, i get to hang out with the family. rose: altogether, making the christmas present time spent together. lots of people i spoke with also said they were happy to see snow on the ground. they said it made christmas all the more enjoyable. in studio, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. ryan: volunteers around the metro spent christmas day giving back. hope ministries served nearly 2000 meals to those less fortunate. the group formed an assembly line to get the food delivered in time for dinner. another group, meals on wheels, joined mercy medical center to
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package and drive the food out to those in need. norma: this family we see more of than our normal family, because we are here eight hours a day. but the other families we see whenever we can, so it is special. ryan: today's effort marked the seventh year that mercy has paired up with meals on wheels. christmas morning has come and gone. but you may want to think twice about how you get rid of boxes that used to contain those big-ticket items. police say criminals can take notice of the big screen tvs and other electronics you have, just by the trash you leave outside your home. officer zink: they drive up and down the alleys and the streets right after christmas. and they take notes of addresses, whether they're going to come back in a day, come back in a week, or come back in three months. they know exactly what's in the house now. ryan: police in saint paul have a new program to help reduce these burglaries, offering a free recycling drop-off site. and we all know that sometimes you receive a christmas gift
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list. but a warning tonight that returning gifts you don't want can be difficult. todd: 85% of retailers now require identification, for example, if you don't have a receipt. ryan: according to consumer reports, it's estimated that around 40% of americans try to return or exchange a gift they don't like. but experts say doing that is becoming more difficult without a receipt, because of fraud. an increasing number of retailers are reporting they've been victimized by shoplifters, who then try to return stolen items for cash. if you're trying to get a refund, keep the gift in its unopened, original package. also, be prepared for possible restocking fees and store credit only. neither snow nor rain nor christmas stopped package deliveries today. fedex workers picked up some overtime delivering last-minute packages, following delays due to weather in the south. and postal service employees also got in the christmas spirit today, at locations around the
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collie turner pitched in with his co-workers in san jose. collie: when everybody is expecting a gift, and all of a sudden they don't get it, and all of a sudden, we knock on the door, and then they get their gift. ryan: fedex reported a 12% jump in business, compared to last year's holiday season. straight ahead, americans held hostage in iran 36 years ago are now being compensated by the u.s. government. also, iowans heading to the rose bowl in pasadena will be happy to know security is a high priority. what's being done to keep fans safe? and later in sports, a christmas to remember for one central iowa child. teenager.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. tom: he says protecting people was difficult, the fbi and a solid strategy. ryan: in the wake of terrorist attacks in san bernardino and paris, security for this year's rose parade and rose bowl game will look and feel more like the super bowl. thousands of iowans will soon be
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and while there is no credible threat against the event, federal and local officials are taking no chances. reporter tom wait has more from the parade route with the strategy, and how it could affect you. tom: it is just immense. seeing it from the air, especially, you just would not believe it. former fbi agent steve moore describes the mind-boggling challenge facing law enforcement during the rose parade. this is a scarier year because we are seeing small-unit attacks. he says protecting people was always difficult, but the fbi has a solid strategy. steve: the real thing now is the pregame. it is what are you going to do before the event that is going to change the potential result? that has been going on for weeks and weeks. it will continue to go on, all
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tom: unlike any year before, pasadena police are teaming up with fbi, department of homeland security, and chb. the entire rooutute will have a dozen rapid response teams, even sensors to detect uranium. spectators can be the first line of defense. moore says it will be as safe as ever. steve: i tell people i would bring my family there, number one. number two, the amount of security in that area is going to be unprecedented. ryan: tom wait reporting there from southern california. count on kcci for team coverage from pasadena. our cruise will be live there on tuesday.
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kickoff. be sure to like kcci on facebook, and download our mobile app, for constant updates. "washington post" journalist jason rezaian got a surprise christmas gift today, while being held in an iranian prison. rezaian has been imprisoned for more than 500 days by the iranian government. he was able to spend some time with his family inside the prison. he was charged with espionage and related allegations, in a closed hearing. congress allocating millions to compensate the americans taken hostage in iran in 1979. each of the 53 hostages are set to receive $10,000 for each day they were held captive. that was 444 days, 36 years ago. 38 of the former hostages are still alive. spouses and children would receive a one-time payment of $600,000. and in commitment 2016 news tonight, the libertarian party has its candidate for president. john mcafee entered the white
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this week. the 70-year-old cyber-security pioneer is known for his popular computer anti-virus software. the party's convention is slated for may in orlando. kurtis for a look at your weekend forecast. kurtis: some changes on the way, activity picking up out there. already seeing light of town. merry christmas, everyone. temperatures are slowly rising, now above the freezing mark -- 33 degrees grade wind chill at 36. it picks up a bit in northwestern iowa. this is a mix along interstate 80, some rain to the southwest treated all of. mixing in some freezing rain down to the south, probably a little bit of sleep. as the night goes along, we will have problems with icing along highway 30. our planner, light rain at 6:00
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notice our temperature of 44, we will be closed -- just enough to keep the ice out of central iowa. continuing to the north, 36 at 9 a.m. cloudy skies and precipitation in extreme northern iowa. new temperature is 37. average high is 32, and 6:00 p.m. should be around 36. here is that precipitation moving in. snow picking up back through nebraska, and a mix trying to head into central iowa for now. this will slowly progress across minnesota and wisconsin, looking like the heaviest snow is back in the south dakota, where they have winter storm warnings. we have weather advisories that expire tomorrow. humboldt and hamilton county, and extreme northwestern parts of the state have snow.
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the south with freezing rain that could cause problems. 1-3 inches of snow in northwestern iowa. we will be watching this ice to see how close he gets to the metro. i think even metro could see some snow, in ames. some computer models trying to squeeze out a few more. obviously, point going to cause problems. looks to be quiet, though i think southern iowa late into sunday will see some rain continuing. this computer model has a better handle on monday. the timeline is still 1 a.m. on sunday. it will dry out and we see some sunshine as the day goes along. as we move through time, initially on monday, also could start off as a mix. that will be a big determining
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, and all snow sliding to the night. still a little too early to talk about snowfall totals on monday. we will keep you updated. 32 and a mixture of rain, snow north. rain generally early, east wind and 5-10. sunday is a good travel day. sunday is 32. a mixture of snow on monday, and as we head into next week, some morning snow on tuesday. for the new year, it looks dry but cold, with highs in the 20's. ryan: thank you very much,
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coming up, we will catch up ryan: welcome back. christmas break may be a time of relaxation, but for these kids, it's time to hit the gym. two metro area kids are prepping to represent iowa at a national crossfit meet. but both competitors have yet to hit their teens. kcci's rose heaphy has the story. rose: pint-sized talent, big weights. belle: i can dead lift 120. rose: how much do you weigh?
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rose: belle headlee of waukee is 10 years old. taitn gray from urbandale is 8. both compete in crossfit. that means fast-paced, high-intensity workouts -- enough to tire out any adult. belle: some of the people that are new, they're like, oh, she can outlift me. rose: that attention also motivates them. taitn: probably, the other members going faster. rose: you want to win? taitn: yeah. rose: a tenacity that even surprises their parents and coaches. rex: i was playing with g.i. joes and cars when i was eight years old, you know? like, not coming to the gym learning how to do snatch and dead lifts. krista: i'm glad to have them up moving. even if it's burpee or sit-ups or something active, i love seeing them active. rose: now, they're preparing to go head-to-head at wodapalooza, a national crossfit competition in miami. they are two of just 15 kids nationwide selected to compete in the youngest age division. both proud to represent iowa. taitn: i want to inspire kids my age to work out and not be
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belle: it's just fun. and you can see yourself progressing. rose: come competition time, it'll be about who can out-muscle the other. even then, there's still time to be a kid. rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. ryan: scott reister in for sports. scott: not going exactly according to plan, we will take you to hawaii.
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scott: it was the christmas surprise of a lifetime for one local teen. nathan sanders, a junior at waukee high school, thought he had opened all his presents this morning. then, he saw one more. >> what? yeah, yeah, yeah! [laughter]
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nathan: rose bowl tickets! scott: he will go with his dad, jeff, plus his uncle and cousin. jeff sanders tells me the group is driving. they head out monday morning. jeff had to keep the news from his son over a week. he said, quote, "it was awesome." the game is at 4:00 on new year's day from pasadena. 12-1 stanford. kirk ferentz is in l.a. and in the christmas spirit. check it out. it's santa kirk. this was tweeted out from @hawkeyefootball, which said this was a christmas day tradition. the hawkeyes got some work in today, as they prep for the rose bowl. we are preparing as well. we are headed out early next week. the uni basketball team is a hard one to figure out. they have knocked off number 1 north carolina and number 5 iowa state. friday, they wrapped up their
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against byu. down 9, matt bohannon cuts it to 6. moments later, jeremy morgan on the wings. he connects, not any better than chase fisher. watch where he launches this one from. wow. 84-76, byu. uni falls to 8-5. the mayor made his christmas day coaching debut on the heels of some controversy. fred hoiberg's star player, jimmy butler, recently critized hoiberg for not coaching the team hard enough. the rookie bowls head coach on the stage. here is butler, i don't know if this is coaching? maybe a bit of both. he beats the buzzer from way downtown. chicago led pretty much the entire game, looking good
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chicago wins, 105-96. chicago, 16-11. an nba finals rematch, steph curry grooving. lebron dunking in the warm-up. look at this. they are up 7. three minutes to go. cleveland down 8. lebron james not messing around. he had 25. the lead was down to 6. but they just cannot get over the hump. curry only had 19. that is a bad game. golden state. wariors are 28-1, best start in nba history. basketball on christmas day, the rockets and the spurs 88-44. 84. awkward moment alert -- a fan got herself into an uncomfortable spot. for that, we go back to the cavs-warriors game. she calls lebron a crybaby,
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he is like, i am looking at you. i know what you did. just kidding. be careful. jeb bush: donald, you know, is great at the one-liners. but he's a chaos candidate. and he'd be a chaos president. two months ago, donald trump said that isis was not our fight. donald trump: let syria and isis fight. why are we... why do we care? let isis and syria fight. jeb bush: he said that hillary clinton would be a great negotiator with iran. donald trump: hillary's always surrounded herself with very good people. i think hillary would do a good job. jeb bush: and he gets his foreign policy experience from the shows. chuck todd: who do you talk to for military advice right now? donald trump: well, i watch the shows. i mean, i really see a lot of great, you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows... jeb bush: i don't know if that's saturday morning, or sunday morning. donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. if i'm president, i'll be a commander-in-chief, not an agitator-in-chief or a divider-in-chief... that i will lead this country in a way
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s market report. kurtis: freezing rain possible tomorrow morning, especially from highway 30 to the north. should be rain, sunday as dry as 32. could be snow on monday. we will keep you updated on that.
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