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so that we have coverage on the major areas. vanessa: merle wilson was a part time snow plow operator before he landed his full time highway tech associate position. >> it gave me a greater appreciation for the part time help as to what's asked of them. all these guys basically have professions outside of here and then they're asked to come in and run a snow plow. vanessa: wilson says drivers may not realize it, but plow drivers are important. >> without them, we just wouldn't be able to do near the job that the public asks us to do. vanessa: you are required to have a cdl license to drive a snow plow. the dot does provide training. to find out how to apply, go to our website, kcci.com. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. todd: we are lucky we don't have any fresh know to plow today. kurtis: a little bit of a chill out there though.
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not bad compared to this time of year but unusual to bear we have been experiencing. current wind chill in ottumwa, 22. look at this great shot coming into our you local page. temperatures slowly drop into the teens. late tonight, early tomorrow, a good chance of snow. right now, accumulations look to be around an inch or less. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 26. here is your party planner for new year's eve. pretty cold, in the teens overnight down into the single digits. and looks to be partly cloudy. in case you didn't hear, it was a record snowfall yesterday. 5.4 inches here officially in des moines. stacey: thousands of hawkeye fans are headed west today. the university of iowa faces stanford in the rose bowl on new year's day. eastern iowa airport in cedar
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flights today. thirteen rose bowl charter flights are taking off throughout the day, carrying some 3,000 passengers to pasadena, california. the airport added more security and screening lines to keep everything moving. passenger numbers could hit a one day record. >> it's at top 3 day for us all time. we don't have final numbers yet. we will collect those once the charter activity is done. then we can take a look to see if there was a record breaking day. stacey: charter aircraft are larger than regional jets , including one 747 jumbo jet that took off about a half hour ago for california. kcci crews had some travel troubles getting to california. steve karlin joins us live from pasadena. steve, you are standing in sunshine. a little. steve: we didn't make it. sunshine and 60 degrees.
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ever-glory go, a so you must be provide what because you are not learning the and scarves. have you ever seen a more beautiful setting in all of college football? we are at the rose bowl in pasadena, california. 23,000 tickets sold officially. this thing seats about 90,000. i would imagine come game day on friday, this thing is going to be about half-full of hawkeye fans. in our hotel today, they had a press conference with both teams. andy garman was there. the thing that impressed me is that the guys looked so young when i saw them walk in. andy: the mindset that you don't know the experience, the feeling .
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the team has been to disneyland, the team has been to lowry's beef bowl. now the game becomes center stage. today was media day. the entire coaching staff came into our hotel to answer all the questions about the big game coming up on friday. even with the game ahead, these guys realize this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. >> as soon as we were told that we were going to the rose bowl, everyone was excited, motions are flying. now that we are actually out here, seeing the pictures of the field, it is building more and more. just to step on that field is going to be an amazing experience. andy: it certainly will be.
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really the only person i know that have been in there, our engineers got a chance to wire the stadium for our pregame show coming up on friday. steve: thank you very much. the fans are getting ready. we met plenty of them today we will have much more that coming up a little bit later in this newscast. stacey: steve and andy, we will see you later in this newscast. todd: donald trump's call to ban muslims from temporarily entering the united states is still having an impact. chief political reporter cynthia fodor is in studio. interfaith leaders in iowa met today to call for unity? cynthia: todd, the first muslim to be elected to congress, keith ellison of minnesota, is on a 2 day swing through iowa to support bernie sanders. but in des moines today, he focused on religious tolerance.
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to sit together around one table -- around one table to stand as , one against divisiveness. >> we do have differences, but the fun part of having differences is being able to reach out. >> we are not defined on the basis of race, language. cynthia: a methodist minister, christian pastor, jewish rabbi and muslim imam gathered in response to this comment 3 weeks ago today. >> calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. cynthia: the first muslim elected to congress, keith ellison, is now calling on all americans to include people of all cultures and religions. >> i think it's a good idea to reach out understand people who -- to understand folks who may not be quite the same as you. cynthia: he says muslim-americans make great contributions to this country,
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should not alienate those fighting terrorism with us. >> people helping to confront isis, they are muslims. that's who's in the field with our soldiers. these spiritual leaders ask all -- cynthia: these spiritual leaders ask all iowans to join in their interfaith connectivity. >> as some political leaders call us to divide, you intesify your effort to unite. cynthia: ellison held a forum on climate change in boone this afternoon and will be at the opening of the bernie sanders office in newton at 2:00 tomorrow. stacey? stacey: authorities are trying to find out who killed a cow in a guthrie county pasture. keith partlow called deputies to his farm near menlo on christmas day. deputies found the cow shot, beheaded, and cut in half. the front half was left in the pasture. the rear half was gone. no arrests yet. kcci's marcus mcintosh is just back from guthrie county. look for his full report at 6:00. todd: new information just
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reported as a runaway christmas day. newton police say the girl likely left voluntarily with her mother and mother's boyfriend. 12-year-old charlene brown had been living in foster care after being removed from her mother's custody. there are warrants out for brown's mother and boyfriend. police say they may be in texas. a man missing in pleasant hill has been found 70 miles away. authorities say 68-year-old arlen jacobson was found at a truck stop of highway 20. police asked for help after jacobson walked away from a care facility. next at 5:00, committed 2016. stacey: we continue our 8 weeks, 8 issues. todd: plus, record flooding. why missouri's governor is declaring a state of emergency.
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todd: caught on camera, a first
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. todd: 8 issues, 8 weeks.
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on the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential race in the run up to the iowa caucuses. stacey: today, the debate over climate change. kcci's aixa diaz is in washington. she looks at both sides of the debate. aixa: among the major issues being debated on the campaign trail, climate change is one of the most polarizing. >> for democrats, climate change, imposing regulations to reduce the amount of carbon in the environment is the top issue. aixa: in august, president obama unveiled a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. three months later, he rejected the controversial keystone x.l. pipeline. >> unchecked climate change can lead to series heat waves, droughts sea level rise, extreme , weather events. aixa: greg dotson of the center for american progress says the time for action is now. >> there are solutions, they are available today if policy makers will embrace them. >> these policies really won't do anything to mitigate global temperatures. aixa: nick loris of the heritage
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regulations will end up hurting the economy. >> because energy is a necessary component for everything we make, everything we do, you'll be hit when you go to the grocery store, when you go to the home depot. aixa: josh kraus-haar of the national journal says a candidate position on climate change could be a double edged sword. >> the risk is you get far too left on the issue you sound like you're too focused on the environment over the economy, it could be a vulnerability in a general election. for the republicans, the vulnerability is they sound like they're not listening to science and dealing with the issue in an empirical way. aixa: earlier this month, nearly 200 countries approved an accord to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. stacey: aixa, what does the international agreement entail? aixa: the agreement calls on both poor and rich countries to cut greenhouse gas pollution, and it is aiming to reduce and keep the global temperatures from rising another two degrees
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year 2100. those who are in favor of this college historic. stacey: you can see where the presidential candidates stand anytime at kcci.com. just click on the 8 issues/8 weeks tab on our home page for a closer look. and, breaking right now, republican george pataki is dropping out of the presidential race. more on the cbs evening news at 5:30. todd: snow and freezing rain hitting the east coast for the first time this season. new hampshire is expecting 10 inches of snow. connecticut state police report 50 crashes so far today. today's late start to winter is a spinoff of the storm sweeping through the midwest. at least 13 flood related deaths now confirmed in missouri.
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one here has ever been in. todd: several missouri counties seeing record flooding. a flooded waterway in st. louis is threatening hundreds of homes. and a wastewater treatment plant near the city has stopped operating, causing sewage to go directly into nearby rivers and streams. stacey: a white chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of a black teenager pleads not guilty in court. >> he wants his story to get out so that people don't see him as this cold-blooded killer. stacey: squad car video shows officer jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times in 2014. tensions escalating again after the latest police shooting in the city. authorities say a 50-year-old aide to mayor rahm emanuel was assaulted sunday. he was attending a vigil for two people fatally shot by police when he was punched and kicked. no arrests have been made. todd: caught on camera. amazing video of a pennsylvania fire chief rescuing a man from a burning car.
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scene. he pulled the driver from the car and dragged him to safety. the driver suffered smoke inhalation and possible head injuries from the crash, but is expected to be ok. also ok, no snow out there and helping anyone is upset. kurtis: it is a pretty picture, no doubt about that. down in knoxville and marion county, anywhere from around 6-8 inches of snow. officially, 5.4. northwest winds right now. wind chills in the teens across the state. carol feels like 14. sun comes up tomorrow at 7:41. wind chills by 10:00 p.m.
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through 7:00 a.m., we're going to see some light snow. highs this time of year should be in the low 30's. we will probably only top out around 27 degrees at best. maybe a little colder than that. snow showers in southern minnesota right now. the system where watching is not a big system but it will squeeze out a little bit of snow. if you are traveling, light snow in central iowa in the morning and that it spreads to the east. a little bit of a mixed in indianapolis. colder air to the west. 32 dutch but at least try. the main system from yesterday moving out. there is this quick moving system with a little burst of snow and then high pressure will move in and bring some dry weather.
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11:00, just the cloud cover. 6:00 a.m. here in the metro, hanging around until around 9:00 a.m.. as we head into thursday, partly cloudy skies across the state. new year's eve, dry. new year's day, partly cloudy skies. this is not going to be a big snow maker. most locations should stay under an inch of snow. i think maybe a little more now been northwestern iowa. temperatures tonight dipping down with wind chills in the teens. light snow late. tomorrow, the high of 26 degrees. most locations, an inch or less. west wind at 5-10. new year's eve, 20 degrees. new year's day, 22.
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in pasadena, they're weather will be a little bit warmer. gametime temperature in the 60's. saturday, sunshine, 29. next week, could get a bit active by midweek. todd: we have one of our skycam's outside. most of the roads have been cleared thanks to a lot of hard work by the snowplow drivers across the metro. stacey: now a look at the stories we are working on for kcci 8 news at 6:00. marcus: we are west of the metro following reports of a different different kind of cattle rustling. we have the compelte story coming up. mark: a lot of people get remote control toys for christmas one metro family has a warning for
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burning down their home.
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todd: countdown to kickoff. the iowa hawkeyes take on stanford friday afternoon. our kcci crews are in pasadena now, getting their first look at the historic stadium. stacey: earlier in the day, steve karlin and scott reister hit the beach to find some iowa fans. steve, it didn't take long? steve: it didn't take long at all. in fact no sooner did we get out , of the car at venice beach then the black and gold, bumble bee-clad crowd hit us. they were right on top of us ready to tell us about everything, especially their travel troubles. strangely enough, -- or maybe not strangely enough, the first thing many hawkeyes fans wanted to do was go straight to the beach. great to see after you have
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days just trying to get here. >> our friends flight out of kansas city was canceled. they arrived today at 1:00. they drove all the way from kansas city. from cedar rapids to they were canceled. my husband is supposed to arrive in about two hours. he took off about two days ago to drive over. steve: that was the most extensive and detailed travel troubles story i have heard all day. a lot of people coming to the stadium today just to look at this thing. another thing that really hit me is how appreciative people are of this hawkeye team. coming up at 10:00, we will hear more about that, and coming up
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again, but maybe in a little different way. stacey: of course, you get to be in the sun in california but we , get this. todd: limited-edition rose bowl chocolate bacon from chocolate storybook in west des moines. stacey: chocolate covered bacon makes everything ok. todd: that is actually pretty good. i think i'll rather be in california but this is not bad. stacey: chocolate covered bacon makes things so much better. you can count on kcci to bring you the best team coverage from
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our crews are live all week long stacey: we will be back at 6:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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caption 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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