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fight. >> the defense lawyer is going to have to file motions before the court to show this is not a pattern of practice on the part of cosby. marcus: kutmuss says which ever side comes out on top, there is a very good chance the verdict will also go their way. >> i predict that if mr. cosby wins that motion, and the only testimony comes from this lady, he will win. on the other hand, if all this evidence comes in, mr. cosby is in big trouble. marcus: cosby is facing three felony charges of aggravated indecent assault. he was arraigned today and did not enter a plea. todd? todd: thousands of people packed the streets of manhattan today to honor an eastern iowa native killed in afghanistan. 45-year-old joseph lemm was a technical sergeant in the air guard. he was also a 15 year veteran of the nypd. lemm was one of six troops killed by a suicide bomber in afghanistan four days before christmas. he leaves behind a wife and two
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stacey: des moines police need your help to identify a man caught on camera stealing a christmas package off a doorstep. police say the package contained christmas gifts for children. it was stolen from the 2400 block of east 33rd street december 16. if you have any information, call crimestoppers of central iowa. that numbers on your screen, 515-223-1400. todd: rose bowl countdown. we're just two days away from the big game in pasadena, california. stacey: sports director andy garman begins our live team 8 coverage at the stadium with how -- steve karlin begins our coverage. steve: hawks fans are fanning out all over southern california. they are hitting beautiful places like this, huntington beach, but they are also
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hawks fans are finding an extra friendly face these days when they walk into the friendliest place on earth. her name is noretta griffith and she came to southern california and disneyland after graduating from the university of iowa in 2004. >> i have seen a lot of the iowa deer walking around. i am like, oh my gosh, those are my people. steve: she will claim the people, but not the iowa cold. she is a californian now, and on a beautiful 60 degree day, it sure shows. >> i am definitely proud of being from iowa. i wouldn't change going up there for the world.
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hawkeye state pride, even if, pride she has to hide. the work on friday for noranda. she is hoping the rose bowl will become the happiest place on earth because she is going to the game. she plans on bringing it. loud and proud. >> go hawks! steve: while i get settled in on the beach, i think i'm going to stay for a while. we're going to go way down there. the los angeles convention center, that is where eric hanson is. he is at the hawkeye huddle. eric: any hawkeye fans in the house? it will take you inside in just a minute. stacey: you can count on kcci to
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todd: statewide road conditions clear right now after a slick a.m. commute. several crashes reported this morning around the des moines metro. the iowa dot says another round of fresh snow caused the slick roads. the snow let up around noon today. and frank, some good news the sun should be shining again soon? frank: we picked up about a half-inch this morning. wins, thankfully, have been light out of the west. wind chills not much of a factor. here are the current ones. 18 for ames off to the north. by 7:00, that wind chill in the upper teens. as we cruised in the evening, the wind's stay light out of the west.
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8 day forecast details coming up. stacey: iowa's blood supply dips to critically low levels. recent weather events have limited collection and reduced the blood supply. you can see the bare cooler shelves at lifeserve blood center. lifeserve officials say there's less than a one day supply of most blood types on hand right now. normally, the center has a 3 to 5 day supply and the winter weather may be to blame. >> the 325 units that we lost this week were due to the fact that we had to cancel mobile blood drives and close donor centers. and simply because winter weather hinders people's ability to get out and give that donation. stacey: you can schedule an appointment or walk in to the center to donate. you can also log on to life served bloodce.nterorg to find -- to find details about upcoming blood drives. todd: it's been a record year for the ethanol industry in iowa. a trade group says the state's refineries produced a record of
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iowa has more than 40 ethanol refineries and a dozen biodiesel plnats. it produces more than a quarter of the nation's ethanol. next at 5:00, commitment 2016. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is in washington with the campaigns' concentration. aixa: early state push, i'm aixa diaz in washington, where the candidates are stumping one month before the iowa caucuses. todd: plus, training changes. why the city of chicago is making modifications in its police officer training program. stacey: and, caught on camera.
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why this priest is in hot water 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: commitment 2016, early state push. presidential candidates focus on iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina as the nomination process draws near. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is live in washington tonight. as the year draws to a close, aixa, the gop field narrows. aixa: a fifth republican has dropped out of the race as the gop front-runner says he's in it to win it. mr. trump: i could say, "oh gee, if we came in the top 4 or 5," i'm looking to win everything, i want to run the table. aixa: donald trump spoke to supporters for more than an hour today at a rally in south carolina. >> south carolina would be a big win for trump, new hampshire would be a big win for trump, if he wins both of those, even if
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great momentum. aixa: candidates are focusing on the early states, with the iowa caucuses kicking off the nomination process in less than 5 weeks. sen. rubio: of course, here in iowa, you play such an extraordinary role in seeking and choosing our next president. aixa: marco rubio, whose average poll numbers place him third among republicans, spent a second day campaigning in iowa. >> if marco rubio pulled off a surprise in any of the early states, that would be huge. sen. sanders: i think we have a real, real shot to win here in iowa. aixa: also looking for an upset, bernie sanders, who trails hillary clinton in iowa. mr. pataki: i'm confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together. aixa: meanwhile, republican george pataki announced tuesday night he's dropping out the race. >> he has the 9/11 background, being governor of new york during that era, but he never caught on, the media didn't pay attention to him, he really had no voter support. aixa: this evening, jeb bush is campaigning in south carolina, chris christie in iowa. stacey: how many candidates have
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aixa: there are 12, and that includes jim gilmore, a former virginia governor. he is a lesser-known candidate because he has never qualified for any of the debates. his poll numbers barely register. technically, he is still in this. stacey: thank you. by the way, the iowa caucuses are february 1. todd: blood tests just released show the woman charged with driving her car into crowds of people on the las vegas strip had marijuana in her system. the tests show lakeisha holloway had more than the nevada legal limit of pot in her blood when she was arrested earlier this month. one woman was killed in the crash. 35 other people were injured. stacey: changes coming in the way chicago police officers are trained. mayor rahm emanuel says one change will require every officer responding to a call to carry a taser. the changes follow the release of video showing a black man
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police officer. and the accidental fatal shooting of a woman during a domestic call last weekend. todd: right now, facing flooding. major rivers in flood prone areas of missouri and illinois are creeping toward milestone or near record crests. forecasters say the mississippi river in st. louis is expected to crest tomorrow night at 13 feet above flood stage. meantime, authorities are confirming a 14th missouri flooding victim, who died when a vehicle was swept off a road. stacey: caught on camera, holy roller. a priest in the philippines hover-boards into hot water after delivering his christmas eve service on the popular device. the video is a hit online. but catholic church officials -- but, the catholic church has suspended the priest. he has promised never to try such a stunt again. todd: we are looking for some sunshine. frank: it is coming back tomorrow.
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down there in van meter. look at that, he of the snow on top of the hate mail there. a nice red sky. that was actually yesterday. we did pick up a fresh dusting of snow this morning. temperatures is still pretty chilly. thankfully, the wind hasn't been much of a problem today. off to the north, cooler. 25 and fort dodge, right around 30 here in des moines. another neat photo second on my facebook page. 7:00 temperature, 26. we are going to break up the clouds tonight. that is really going to drop our temperature. 9:00 a.m., 15 degrees. more sunshine is on the way.
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big system off to the east bringing snow to the great lakes region. high-pressure starting to working on the backside. a little chillier behind a frontal system. 28 for north platte. high-pressure will work its way in. that will keep us high and dry. it will break up the clouds, too. it will stay out of the west. it is going to be moisture starved, so not expecting much in the way of precipitation. corner. year's eve. with some clouds. we will break them up in the morning hours. it will be chilly, you may need to bundle up. it is a new year.
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i think we will see a mix of sun and clouds in the morning. sunshine continues all the way through the weekend as temperatures start to warm up a little bit once again by saturday. up to the north, maybe in the single digits tonight. decreasing clouds wednesday. tomorrow, more sunshine but still a cold day. there is new year's day. it is going to be a little cool, especially new year's eve. there is your party planner. midnight, 13. waking up at nine degrees. wind chills below zero in some spots. saturday, we're back in the 30's with sunshine. i next tuesday, back in the mid-30's. todd: let's take a look at our traffic map.
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sections on highway 69 between des moines and indianola. stacey: kcci 8 news is live with new developments right now. here's what we're working on for 6:00. vanessa: iowa's attorney general makes a surprising statement about electronic cigarettes. i'm vanessa peng, why some public health folks disagree, coming up. kim: several canceled and delayed flights to pasadena are leaving hawkeye fans scrambling. i'm kim st. onge, what some die hard fans resorted to in hopes of making it in time for kickoff.>> coming up on "the cbs evening news,", fall from grace. comedian bill cosby basis sexual assault charges. the mississippi river continues to rise.
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to a multimillion dollar charity todd: the hawkeyes are counting
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stacey: sports director andy garman is lie with how hawkeye coach kirk ferentz is preparing. andy: today was our last chance to hear from the coaches ahead of friday's big game. they met for just a few minutes and both men took time to answer final questions ahead of this 102nd rose bowl game. for the iowa hawkeyes, this is unfamiliar territory for almost everybody. kirk ferentz is -- the hawks haven't won this game since 1959. if they are going to win on friday, kirk ferentz says they need to try to avoid being startled by the big stage. >> that is one thing about sports. whether you're playing in a gusto or the british open or the rose bowl, at some point you have to block out all the other
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for i guys, it doesn't change. we have played 13 ballgames, prepared well for 13. now the challenge for us is to do it 14 times. we have to play to the best of our ability. andy: this team is mostly healthy, just a couple of guys next up. much more getting ready for the game coming up tonight at 6:00. until then, live outside the rose bowl in pasadena, andy garman. todd: like we haven't tell you all week, hawkeye fans are taking over l.a.. stacey: eric hanson shows of the rowdy crowd at the hawkeye huddle. eric: we're at the hawkeye huddle in los angeles. are you already for the hawkeyes
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>> i'm from pleasant hill, iowa. >> we had no layovers, it was a direct flight. eric: to see all this black and gold is pretty amazing. >> he said you are from altoona? >> originally from prairie city. this is crazy. eric: we are having fun, right? if you look around this crowd, you can see that this place is just beginning to kind of take shape. all building up to new year's day, the ballgame. any idea who is going to win? i will show this hawkeye huddle
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go hawks! stacey: thank you, eric. always so much fun to see the hawkeye fans travel like that. todd: very black and yellow, or should i say gold? we'll be back next with a final check of your weather. you are announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on the bully... jeb bush: donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. (applause) announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on isis. jeb will destroy isis... and keep america safe. jeb bush: the united states should not delay in leading a global coalition
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todd: we saw andy wearing sunglasses. we need to get our sunglasses for tomorrow. frank: we need that heat, too. sunshine will be back tomorrow but first we will break up the clouds tonight. winds thankfully right out of the west. i think we will start the day with some clouds and see more
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8 day forecast. friday, new year's day. the guests saturday. some snow, 31. monday's high back near 30. mid-30's by the middle part of next week. stacey: thank you for joining us. "the cbs evening news" is coming up next and we will be back for kcci 8 news at 6:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to
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cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers. they like making things better. people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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