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

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some people in public health are misinforming the public about e-cigs, they could be good tools. >> they make all kinds of different coils for them. vanessa: as the sales manager at an ames electronic cigarette shop, larry beers hears it all the time. >> we know it's healthier than cigarettes. it's just, i've seen a lot of people come and go in here that have really helped them out got them off of cigarettes. vanessa: and now tom miller, iowa's attorney general, says the same thing. >> about 13 million of americans are smokers who believe they're equally harmful. if they thought there were a difference in harm and switch to e-cigarettes, they would save their lives. vanessa: miller is known for being anti-tobacco. he's currently the national chairman of the truth initiative, an organization that works to keep tobacco products out of the hands of young people. on their website, truth says e-cigarettes present "a new and
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>> i'm a champion of the trutn the public awareness, that we know the truth and that we know the science. vanessa: youth and shelter services prevention specialist denise denton says research shows some e-cig users go on to be dual users. meaning they smoke both conventional and electronic. she stresses the bottom line is e-cig use is harmful. >> reducing access wherever we can has been a very viable strategy in reducing first use and continued use. so that, among many strategies , are what we look at amongst public health in trying to reduce young people from using or adults from using. vanessa: we just noticed some guys that stopped in here. these people all tell me that they used to smoke cigarettes and now they are testing out vape or e-cigarettes. tom miller says he supports city and state laws that would ban e-cig use in public spaces. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci
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todd: des moines police need your help to find the grinch that stole one family's christmas. these are pictures of the suspect. police say he drove up to a home on the 2400 block of east 33rd street december 16. he then got out of the car and took a mail package from the porch filled with children's presents. if you recognize this man, call crimestoppers at 223-1400. state audits say more than $13,000 that should have been used for garwin's city ambulance service was used for personal expenses. todd: the state auditor's report found the improper spending included cash taken by the ambulance service's former secretary kerry and boege and her husband steve boege, the former president of the ambulance service. both resigned back in february. stacey: pella police file new charges against a serial golf course bandit. 26-year-old scott johnson of newton charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and theft for a break-in at bos landen golf club.
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iowa golf course break-ins. in fact, kcci reported back in july that the jasper county sheriff arrested johnson on charges he broke into the fore seasons golf course with another man. coming up tonight at 10:00, ryan smith shows us video from this latest break-in. funeral services today for an iowa native killed in afghanistan. sergeant joseph lemm died december 21st. a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden motorcycle into his patrol. five other soldiers were also killed. lemm grew up in the eastern iowa town of beemer. but his funeral was today at saint patrick's cathedral. lemm was a detective with the new york city police department. he served with new york air national guard. todd: another round of snow greeted drivers early this morning. this is what it looked like when our crew were out when the sun came up. much lighter snow than what we had expected on monday. that snow putting a fresh layer on top of streets, sometimes
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just west of downtown. some drivers doing a little sliding when they tried to stop at intersections. but as you can see road conditions are improving since this morning. this is a live look at the iowa dot's road conditions map at 511 the areas you see in green are rated normal seasonal driving conditions. the areas in blue are roads partially covered in ice or snow. it looks like we are for a few days without snow. frank scaglione with an early look at your forecast. frank: we will start to see more sunshine. we actually have a few flurries moving through the central part of the state right now. just off to the west of ames, back toward boone on highway 30. again, these are very light. you might pick up a quick dusting just to the north of the metro. winds today have been pretty
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as we head throughout the evening, it will be chilly. 7:00 temperature -- 90 1 p.m. temperature cover 24. those clouds breaking up will mean some more sunshine for your new year's eve through the weekend. forecast for the first few days of 2016 coming up. stacey: flights are getting back to normal at the des moines airport for passengers heading out today. but as kim st. onge shows us, rose bowl-bound hawkeye fans who tried to fly out during monday's storm are scrambling with kick-off less than 2 days away. kim: they sure are. i had the no trouble finding hawkeye fans at the airport today, just really praying they'll make it to california without any issues. hawkeye fans flying to pasadena wednesday are breathing a big sigh of relief. >> we're flying to las vegas and then driving from there. kim: dave creighton and his family are counting their blessings they'll only have to drive 300 miles. >> thank goodness we weren't going on monday and we were actually still a little
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i woke up and it was snowing of course this morning. pet -- kim: his friend chris costa's family is driving 1700 miles. their monday flight was canceled because of mechanical issues, so they rented a car and started the long drive to pasadena this morning. >> when i heard the story of our friend who has to drive 25 hours today i was kinda a little bit , concerned. hopefully our plane is all good to go because we're ready. kim: monday's snow storm canceled and delayed dozens of other flights. that's why some panicked hawk fans trying to head west reached out to people like rick south, co-owner of the travel center. >> one had to drive to chicago so that he could get out and then i would guess there's probably more that i don't know about that just maybe decided to drive. kim: some hawkeye fans are no doubt resorting to plan b, even plan c. but when they get their -- >> it's gonna be awesome. rose bowl, it hasn't happened in my lifetime so this is a great experience. kim: it will be well worth the wait. >> it's a dream come true. once in a lifetime deal.
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trying to make it to pasadena for the game and don't already have a flight booked, you're likely out of luck. he says your best bet is just to start driving. stacey: that is a long drive. but for hawk fans already in california waiting for the rose bowl to start is a blast. todd: kcci's steve karlin joins us live from huntington beach with a look. steve: it is so sad to hear that people are still having problems getting here. today, in anaheim, i have they been that the smartest hawk fans in the history of the world. this guy planned ahead. jordan may be the happiest man on earth. originally, he and his wife jill planned on taking their kids to disney world in florida. but then, on october 17,
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jordan think disneyland in december and january is much better than disney world in the spring. >> after iowa beat northwestern, we figured we might be able to knock out two birds with one stone. >> we had booked our hotels probably two or three weeks before the season ended. >> that was so smart. >> i agree. steve: jordan rowling is a genius. at that point in the season, the hawkeyes were 7-0. as a result, the family play the odds, beat the crowd, and they are now out here comfortably and coldly enjoying everything southern california has to offer. steve karlin, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader.
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the hawkeye football team is preparing for friday's rose bowl game against stanford. stacey: kcci sports director andy garman is live outside the rose bowl in pasadena with that. andy: there is a game to be played. kirk ferentz and company admitted that just as much today , knowing that as much fun as they have had here, and as much as they have enjoyed the beautiful weather, they still do have some work to do. today was the final press conference. final preparations underway for friday's rose bowl game between the hawkeyes and the stanford cardinals. iowa's schedule was much-maligned this year. and when about how they had played anybody. it has gradually gotten tougher, including the big ten championship, and now stanford stands to be the toughest challenge they will see. >> somebody from columbus just sent me a preseason
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they had three football expert. one had us third, the other to let us forth in the big ten west. i think if i had made that claim in august, somebody might have been chasing me a little bit on that one. andy: he certainly didn't think they deserved to be in the rose bowl in august, but kirk ferentz told me he believed they had a chance to be a good team if things came together right. for now, live outside the rose bowl, i am andy garman. stacey: rising from the ashes. a central iowa apartment building is re-built after a
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todd: andm university of iowa in the middle of a time when senior poverty is increasing. republicans and some democrats came up with a brilliant idea for cutting cost-of-living adjustments for social security. we said, "it will be over our dead bodies if you cut social security." as president, i will do everything i can to extend the solvency of social security and expand benefits for people who desperately need them.
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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. >> so smart, just everything about her blew me away in the best kind of way. stacey: friends remember a des moines woman killed monday in a
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21-year-old nicole underwood was taking the bus to chicago monday to be with her boyfriend for new years. todd: but, the bus crashed into a traffic sign. the crash killed underwood. and injured four other people. underwood was going to school at the university of iowa. her friends say she was just months away from graduation. anjeli chafekar met nicole on campus four years ago. she says she's never known anyone like nicole. >> i can't tell you how many times i would be upset, or something would happen and she , would show up at my door with like a care package of candy and fuzzy socks, and all of my favorite things. i've never had a friend like that. todd: friends hope to raise money for a scholarship in her honor. after 11 months of waiting, residents are moving back into an apartment that was damaged in a fire. a ribbon cutting was held this morning to celebrate the reopening of the courthouse view apartments in nevada. last february, a kitchen fire
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the entire building, the new building is more fire safe. there's a new fire alarm system, smoke dampers in every apartment, which keep any fire contained to the room where it started. >> it is beautiful. my apartment is not very big, but being a single man, i don't need one very big and yeah it's very, very nice, it all looks like brand new. todd: it took more then $500,000 to clean up and renovate the building. stacey: it is cold outside but it looks like we have seen the last of the snow for a few days. frank: you will need to bundle up to go and shovel that snow. this picture centered on my facebook page by eric wade.
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fort dodge and clarion getting in on some of this. not expecting much in the way of any accumulation. going to the state right now, dropping some of those flurries. otherwise, just cold. 27 degrees, winds out of the northwest at eight. look at these temperatures. 15 in mason city, 25 and fort dodge. just about the same down in ottumwa. we will keep the clouds around and that will level out temperatures for the most part. by 9:00, we will start to decrease the clouds. we're going to lose that blanket. we're also going to lose the heating of the day. waking up tomorrow morning at 12 degrees.
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central and west central iowa, those are going to amount to much. high pressure is going to start to work in over the next few days. futurecast. notice that high-pressure system pushes the clouds out. wednesday, they will be pretty light. we won't have to worry about much in terms of low temperatures with the wind chills. another light system passes through by the end of the week. notice, we are clearing out the clouds. more sunshine for new year's eve. that will keep us a little bit chilly although the sun will field ice. friday, waking up with sunshine. maybe you have got the kids.
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8, mason city, around 10 here in des moines. 23, the high tomorrow. sunshine, but still chilly. new year's day, nine degrees. saturday, a little warmer air. back in the low 30's. back into the mid 30's by next tuesday. todd: coming up, tony seeman with sports.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: welcome back. each day, that faint smell of stronger. the rose bowl now only two days away. today, the coaches took the podium to discuss the grand daddy of them all. sports director andy garman joins us live from california. hey andy. andy: the stages don't get any bigger than it to do a big 10 or pac-12 football fan. the champions from each conference squaring off in the venerable rose bowl stadium. the playoff this change that somewhat.
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for a team that was 12-0 before losing in the big ten championship game just a couple of weeks ago. kirk ferentz spoke -- step up to the mic today just to give some final thoughts today. this is an iowa team that kirk ferentz says has been in a 13 week play up already. this point, it is just another huge challenge ahead. >> summary from columbus just sent me a dispatch. they had three football experts, one had us for. if i have made that claim back in august, somebody might have been chasing. andy: the rose bowl marquee behind me is a popular spot for fans to take pictures. scott reister is in the thick of them.
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huddle. scott: is this heaven? the l.a. convention center. we are hanging out with 15,000 of our closest iowa friends. >> expecting 60,000 at the game. >> this is what iowa dies. >> just like the swarming iowa city on the football field. scott: it is a hawkeye party and it will last well through the week. andy: that is a great scene at the l.a. convention center. and even cooler seen tomorrow where there will be a pregame tailgate party on the deck of the uss iowa battleship. they are expecting almost 30,000 fans to show up for that one.
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tony: if you blew off last night iowa-michigan state basketball game, you missed the roof blowing off. iowa cruised to a win led by mike gesell's performance. it is a huge w, that this conference grind is just getting started. >> is the first game in the big ten season. celebrate tonight and go back to work tomorrow. it is a great confidence builder in that sense, but we have a great team going saturday. hopefully, we learn the lessons of how to compete and how to execute and carry that over four
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tony: next up, iowa takes on purdue on saturday. cyclones take on coppin state tonight at 7:00. uni starts play in the valley .
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