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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  January 8, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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drug possession with intent to deliver. her mom saved up the few extra dollars she had after holiday shopping and came here -- to alpha bail bonds. lori: i gave up a lot of money to this bondsman, and i don't have a lot of money. so, he put a real rut in. my family came in from out of town. ryan: $4000, with a promise to get airianna out before christmas. lori: he's just put a real dent in everything in my life right now. ryan: we tried to track down the business operator, listed as amy stevens, according to county records. repeated visits to the storefront at east 9th and guthrie avenue got us nowhere. and no one answered multiple phone calls to the listed number. kenny: i think it's like any business. i mean, if you're going to take people's money, you better to do the job. it's no different, i suppose, if a contractor takes money, then doesn't complete the work. ryan: lori evans filed a formal complaint with the iowa insurance division. but now, says it's not about the money. she just wants her daughter at home.
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do. it's been a long time now, and i have yet to get her out of jail. ryan: i did some checking with the state. turns out, amy stevens and her associate are not licensed with the iowa insurance division to do bonds. even though they offer that service on the website. live in des moines, ryan smith, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. cynthia: you are going to need earmuffs and a whole lot more tomorrow. kruurtis: above freezing, not back that way for some time. we do have snow flying our way, a band moving east, and another one moving due east along interstate 80. we had a light shower in story county, some showers to the east. if you had far enough to the east, there is problem with fog.
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keep that in mind -- good drop down to around zero, especially in eastern iowa. your plan, moving below freezing tonight, by the early morning? already in the teens, snow showers should be ending. though we will see some flurries as the day goes along on saturday. below zero wind chill on saturday, and with the falling temperatures, it is what to be a fairly raw day. nothing compared to sunday, the sunshine returns. it has been a wild. but the wind chill is 15-20 below. stacey: looking at our dot cam, looking at interstate 35 near ankeny. roads are wet. but you can see, traffic is still moving normally. and now a live conditions from 511.org shows central iowa roads are still green, meaning normal driving conditions. but you can see the northwest
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now blue and pink, meaning they are partially snow- or ice-covered. a chase that started this morning near the state fairgrounds ended with a rollover crash on interstate 80 near altoona. the chase started around 1:00 this morning. the truck sped off, eventually heading east on interstate 80. that's when the driver went into the median, hit the cable barrier, and flipped over. the 15-year-old driver was in good condition and faces charges. cynthia: a newton pastor is hit by a drunk driver, as he helped another driver. heights alliance church is recovering at home. stout was helping a stranded driver in a ditch, outside of his church, wednesday night. as he was shoveling out the car, a 19-year-old was arrested for drunk driving. but stout says he forgives him. him, you know? i mean, if he would happen to see this in some capacity, i
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come join us at church. or if he's not from newton, to a church. just to let him know there is a message of hope out there that he can find. cynthia: stout says he had seven stitches and lots of cuts and bruises. stacey: startling new details revealed in court today about how a clive man allegedly killed his girlfriend's baby. kcci's kim st. onge is just back from the polk county courthouse. kim, prosecutors say joe lopez violently shook the baby? kim: stacey, that's just part of the disturbing picture prosecutors painted in court today. lopez says this is nothing more than a tragic accident. 20-month-old ruby alvarez suffered a fractured skull, several fractured ribs, and was bleeding from her brain when she arrived at the hospital on november 29, 2014. she died four days later. joe lopez told authorities he put ruby in a high chair to feed her, after she woke up around 2 a.m. crying. he left the room, heard a smack, and found her on the floor. prosecution: the truth of this case is joe lopez used his
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ribs until they fractured. he shook her, and shook her head, and that caused a skull fracture and brain damage. and, ultimately, her death. kim: friday in court, lopez's defense attorney argued ruby had a tendency to do dangerous things in her high chair, including standing up. he called the concrete floor she fell on unusually rigid. defense: he rushed her to the hospital. he carried her in to get medical treatment. he didn't delay treatment. kim: prosecutors told jurors the polk county medical examiner, dr. gregory shmunk, calls this a homicide. tell you that's very consistent fingers in, because your spine -- where your ribs meet your spine -- is a weak spot. defense: he doesn't blame chair. i just didn't see it. i heard it.
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first-degree murder charges and child endangerment, resulting in death. trial starts back up monday morning at 9:00. in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: four people arrested after a kidnapping and assault case that happened in fort dodge last night. 19-year-old dakota marnach, 18-year-old ricki riley, a 15-year-old, and a 17-year-old all face charges. fort dodge police say the four vehicle. forced him to drive to a certain location at gunpoint. police say there are other victims. the case is still under investigation. cynthia: a call just before midnight led to a sexual assault arrest in marshalltown. 22-year-old dakota lee koehrsen of council bluffs faces third-degree sexual abuse charges. a woman called marshalltown police just before midnight to report the assault. officers say they tracked koehrsen down to a nearby motel. he is now in the marshall county
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stacey: a polk county judge says the dnr must pay a former employee nearly $1 million in a discrimination lawsuit. 65-year-old john vetter, a former technician, wanted work accommodations for a back injury he suffered in 2013. instead, vetter was fired from his job. the judge refused a request by the iowa attorney general to throw out the cae. the dnr is considering whether to appeal. cynthia: the powerball jackpot has hit a new record. saturday's drawing up to $800 million, up from $700 million just yesterday. the reason? long lines to buy a $2 ticket. most people are not just buying one. this line is near the arizona/nevada border. people waiting for hours to get tickets. lottery officials say the jackpot could get even larger before tomorrow night's drawing. and by the way, the largest powerball jackpot in history was $590 million -- won two years ago by a florida woman. and the largest lottery jackpot in the world was a mega-millions for $656 million. tickets in three states split those winnings.
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the altoona area in eastern polk polk county, be aware. there will be extra officers out watching you. the officers will be paying special attention to impaired drivers. this crackdown is a joint exercise between the central iowa task force and the governor's traffic safety bureau. two people are recovering after they were shot last night in the marshall county town of rhodes. deputies found 74-year-old richard jones and 69-year-old ilene jones suffering from gunshot wounds from a small-caliber handgun. investigators believe the two were hit when the gun went off, as it was being cleaned. the joneses suffered non-life threatening injuries. cynthia: today is no weather to be out on a boat. but it may be the perfect weather to be inside to think about it. the des moines boat and sports show underway at the varied industries building at the iowa state fairgrounds. and in addition to boats, the show also features atvs, as well as hunting and fishing demonstrations. the show runs through sunday.
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a gloomy day. why doctors say it's also leading to gloomy moods in central iowa. stacey: and getting a hotel room in des moines these days is going to cost you. why they have become so expensive, and when prices will on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write
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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. cynthia: hotel rooms in the des moines metro are skyrocketing for anyone needing accommodations for the iowa caucus. stacey: a room that would normally cost $124 a night in late january can now exceed $500 a night. kcci's grace provenzano checks in with those standing to gain the most from this caucus season. grace: call it supply and demand. there are about 11,000 hotel rooms in the des moines metro area. highly sought after by the thousands of news organizations and campaign staffers -- all descending onto des moines this caucus season. many of those rooms have been sold-out for months.
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gearing up for the main event. eric: the hotel opened in june of 2014, and we started getting phone calls in december, well before a year of the caucus. so, it was something i never experienced before. grace: the many of the caucus guests are staying much longer this time around. the gop. presidential debate, also in town on january 28, is the reason why. in some cases, a regular hotel room at a major chain that normally prices at $124 a night the last week in january? that same room is now going for $509. so, yes, checking into a local hotel at caucus time may give you sticker shock. but the fact is that the tens of thousands of people coming to des moines will pour millions of dollars into local coffers. gregg: in 2012, we estimated impact of between $12-15 million. we're going to try and get a better handle on this year, and really try to quantify those numbers. how many people are coming from outside the area, spending the night, and how many nights are they staying?
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a room prior to february 1, you may want to consider an airbnb. or check out the website "vacation rentals by owner." neither are under the oversight of the visitor's bureau. in des moines, grace provenzano, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: hotel fort des moines closed in november, which means there are fewer rooms available. if you need a hotel room over the next few weeks, the visitor's bureau recommends you check out their site, catchdesmoines.com. cynthia: update now on a unique program at scavo high school at central campus. in september, we told you scavo was getting a dental office. well, on wednesday, the office in the school saw its first patient. the clinic was made possible thanks to delta dental and the mid-iowa health foundation. scavo high also has a daycare center and food pantry. well, if the gloomy weather all this week has you down, you're not alone. those who work on the top of des
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been in a fog all day long. usually, they have the most spectacular views, but the windows have been covered in white. 15 million americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and many use 10,000 lux lamps to help them feel better. melissa: there's a little chemical imbalance going on. so, it does help with the psychological, whether it be stimulating certain things in certain people, as well. whether it be helping with seratonin levels, things like that. cynthia: to beat the winter blues, make sure you exercise, find an indoor hobby, and get out and enjoy the outdoors to spend time in the sun, when you can find it. stacey: it's been a while since we've seen the sun, kurtis. kurtis: it comes along with a price. the sunshine will return as the weekend goes along, but along with that, temperatures will be falling dramatically. we have a bit of a light makes, 34 degrees above the freezing mark. not that slick out there right now.
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per hour. here is snow in mason city, wrapping back into west central iowa. downtown has a bit of a makes, moving east. light snow in story county, picking up from western dallas into audubon county. enough to slick things up, especially off to the west and northwest. dense fog to the east until 9:00 my down into mahaska county. it really thickens up, the closer you get to the mississippi river. here is your player, light snow moving in. more possible at 10:00, maybe half of an inch. 30 degrees then. look at tomorrow morning, i wind chill of 3, temperature is 18. we just flatten out in the teens control for the bigger cold arrive saturday night and early on sunday. there is a low, you see the snow wrapping around it.
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so this little band will have to pull on through. it is fairly light. in behind this, we will see that cold air. snow to the east of us, winter ruy mix. parts of northwestern minnesota will not get above zero for the high temperature. courtesy of this arctic bridge building on in, strong ridges between really pushing in the cold air. there is a secondary low that will move through tomorrow night. so there will be mostre snow in illinois. moving on through, still hanging around 9 p.m. after that, just a role snow's s and the secondary wave is off to the east. we should clear off saturday night. here comes sunshine we are talking about. but it will be a very cold day, a great day to look outside, but
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half of an inch of snow, or less, some of this has already fallen to the west. down in the teens tonight, light snow early on. dense fog to the east, northwest wind gets gusts the. stronger tomorrow, a high of 19 degrees. sunday morning, the temperatures down at 1, a high of 9. wind chills of 50-20 degrees below zero in the metro. northern iowa, windchill could be around 30 below. we warm up on monday come in the 20's, another burst of cold air on tuesdays. . 30's next weekend. cynthia: school is back in session. stacey: and that means the return of friday night hoops. a live look ay ankeny high's
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preview of their gam announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: high school basketball season officially began before the end of the year. with the holidays and bowl games going on, we always wait until the new year is officially underway.
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fargo arena for the best teams in the state. our week 1 game of the week is a hoover visiting ankeny. scott reister his live. scott: the ankeny boys were just 10-13 a season ago. the chemistry is great on this squad. they go to ihop every saturday morning. you would not believe what they could do with the breakfast table. how many pancakes if you put away? >> six, with an omelette. how much do you weigh? >> i eat a lot more than that. probably ate pancakes and two omelettes. scott: pass the pepto-bismol, please. >> they play solid basketball. the kids that played last year, basically all of them, they are looking forward to tonight.
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gotten better, that they can compete. and they can win. > looking forward to coming out and taking it to them this year, getting revenge for last year. scott: the game is scheduled to tipoff around 7:45. ankeny tries to remain undefeated. hoover is very good. it is all good here because ihop a waste tomorrow morning. back to you, andy. andy: thank you very much. plenty of games. north visiting dowling. pella, norwalk. seymour gives grandview christian for the you make the call. girls' games. indianola visiting valley. tremendous showdown there. east and waukee. des moines christian on the road at van meter. more on those games tonight at 10:00. troy davis is probably the best
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football uniform. a two-time consensus all-american, who is still the only man to rush for 2000 yards in a season twice. he didn't win the heisman. but today, he became a hall-of-famer. davis elected to the college football hall of fame. the second cyclone to make it to the hall, after o-lineman ed bock from the 1930's. this was a no doubt her. which is why it took so man y years. stacey: it was so much fun to watch them play. andy: you knew he was getting the ball. i wasoawa sta is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people,
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kurtis: light snow tonight, some blowing snow tomorrow. big cold on sunday.
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