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hit and run occurred. and vanessa, how did police connect clague to the crime? vanessa: police say after days of investigation, they have pieced together what happened. they say benjamin clauge was driving westbound on lincoln way , and then he got to cash avenue -- got to bash avenue, where he failed to yield and struck emmalee in the crosswalk. police tell me it was audio they discovered later in the investigation that broke the case. police say former cyride driver benjamin clague failed to obey a yield sign when he struck emmalee jacobs at lincoln way and ash avenue on december 14. cyride is a bus system that operates in ames. ames police say the week jacobs was hit, they asked cyride to pull video from buses that traveled the route where jacobs was hit. police tell us the video doesn't show the point of impact. then this month, they were contacted by a cyride supervisor that had found shocking audio to
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police say on the video you hear a sound as clague's turning the corner that leads them to believe he knew what happened. at the next stop, clague gets out of the bus and does a visual inspection, something he normally doesn't do. clague is from gilbert, and residents and iowa state students say they're shocked. >> my heart sunk. i was glad for the family that they will have that kind of closure, but when it's close to your situation, you go through all the ins and outs in your mind, and you think would i know him, do my kids know him? >> to me, i think of the cyride driver as being on campus with a bunch of students having to cross busy intersections that they take extra precautions and maybe be more careful than other drivers trying to not have a , situation like this happen. vanessa: emmlee's dad didn't
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released this statement -- "we are thankful that the ames police department and iowa state university were able to work together and that they found the person responsible for emily's death." stacey: iowa state university police arrested a man for threatening people with a gun at schilletter village on the north side of campus. 26-year-old jerome clinton charged with assault, going armed with intent, carrying weapons, and possession of a fire arm by a felon. officers say clinton threatened three people with the gun at the university housing complex challenging them to a fight. , ripplepolice say clinton then ran off, but was arrested by officers a short time later. a dramatic end to a high speed chase through 3 iowa counties, caught on camera. steve: kcci's kim st. onge is live in studio with the dash-cam video. kim, a teenager was behind the wheel, right? kim: that's right. the 17-year-old from des moines is in custody tonight just hours , after yesterday's snow storm, he lead police on a chase topping 120 miles per hour. it's all the more surprising no
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how this high speed chase came to a screeching halt. the sheriff's deputy intentionally rams his squad car into the suspect's driver's side door, sending the teenager's vehicle spinning. >> get on the ground now. get on the ground. kim: 17-year-old alexander courtney took off after a boone county sheriff's deputy spotted his cadillac srs speeding north of boone at 1:45 this morning. >> he was running into some snow and the further he got south the more snow he ran into. kim: deputies clocked his speed at more than 120 miles per hour as he passed through hamilton county, then headed north to ames, before finally stopping near randall. >> there were three instances, i believe where stop sticks were , deployed, but he was able to drive around them. kim: his car, now in the hands of a story city towing company, has a large dent where the deputy hit. a cell phone and ball cap, still sitting on the seat.
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courtney "remarkably calm" when he was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. >> all in all, we got a dangerous driver off the road and in custody and nobody got hurt. kim: despite slick road conditions, boone county officials tell me they did not call off the chase because there was very little traffic at that hour. steve? steve: courtney is now facing charges of illegal possesion of a weapon, operating a motor-vehicle without the owner's consent, and at least 10 traffic violations. the manhunt is on tonight for an armed suspect that led warren county deputies on a high-speed chase on monday. deputies say 29-year-old thomas sheets was involved in a standoff and chase that led deputies through albion. sheets abandoned his car north of albion and ran off. stacey: new information tonight about an accident along interstate 80 that killed a staff member of ben carson's presidential campaign. 24-year-old braden joplin died when the van he was riding in got into a rollover crash near atlantic yesterday morning.
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-- the iowa state patrol now says the driver of the van joplin was riding in lost control on the icy road, crossed the median and was hit by chevy avalanche. other people were hurt in the five crash including a , 5-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. kcci's emmy victor caught up with one of the passengers in the campaign van. she also spoke to campaign volunteers who say coming back to work today was not an easy -- was not easy. >> you don't picture that ever happening. you see it in movies, you see it on the news, and say that will never happen to you. and then it did. emmy: aaron is one of the campaign volunteers injured in the car accident on interstate 80, the same accident that resulted in the death of fellow trail colleague braden joplin. >> i don't know what happened but eventually i get to the point where i am groggy and i can see the two people in the front. they asked me how i was doing
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then we asked braden in the back and we didn't hear anything. emmy: bruises and fractures did not stop this 18-year-old from returning back to the office. fulfilling the mission he says was important to braden. >> we are doing this for braden now, we are still doing this for dr. carson. emmy: other campaign staffers are carrying that same mentality. flowers and cards. evidence of the outpouring support that they're getting from the community. >> he always smiled when he came in here, and he was always helpful. emmy: while being one team member short may be startling days before the caucuses, team leaders says they will push on through faith. >> it is truly about hearing that 8 -- healing the nation and seeking god. and in a time of hurting, nothing could be better. emmy: emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader stacey: ben carson still plans to appear at some of his events later this week, including a prayer rally saturday in sioux
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steve: let's get over to kurtis the best news of welcome warmth. kurtis: it is not going to be a heat wave but you can already feel the approval and. i expect clouds to stay, but after the east and make clear out a bit. we will dip down to 70 degrees. by 3:00 p.m., 27 degrees. there is a chance for a little bit of snow in southwestern iowa. into northern iowa. maybe four inches over in central kansas. low 30's. saturday, 29. on sunday, 37. next week. wall street.
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565 points at one point today. but it recovered half of those losses, closing down 249-points. the s&p 500 and the nasdaq also closed lower today. energy company stocks tumbled today, after oil prices fell to $27 a barrel. that's the lowest price per barrel since may of 2003. and, much lower than the $100 per barrel oil was fetching in 2014. but there is always some good news when oil prices drop. that means gas prices do too. a gallon of gas has now fallen to just under $1.60 at many stations in the des moines area. according to, gas prices have not been this low since the spring of 2009. stacey: another piece of the bakken pipeline project has been approved. the north dakota public service commission gave the ok to build the pipeline through that state. this is the largest section of the proposed pipeline. the 1100 mile pipeline runs from north dakota to illinois running
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the iowa utilities board held public input hearings on the pipeline in november. the board plans to hold 4 days of hearings starting february 8 to decide whether to approve allowing the pipeline through iowa. the hearings will be held at 1375 east court avenue here in des moines. the hearings are scheduled to be open, but the board says it may close the meeting as allowed by iowa code. steve: it was veterans day at the iowa statehouse. 500 people crowded the rotanda to honor the state's veterans. the event also gives veterans a chance to meet with lawmakers about issues that are important to them. >> we have men and women from all branches of service that are serving in over 141 different countries around the world. as we said here today, remember that this is a force that is deep in nature. while we are carrying the home front with our legislature, we have men and women downrange that are supporting us. steve: this is the 3rd year for
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stacey: hundreds of des moines area students loaded up on buses this afternoon. they are headed to washington, d.c. to take part in the march for life. organizers say its an opportunity for those students to realize there are others from across the country just like them. >> once they go on this trip, they will come back and be more energized to do things in their own communities. stacey: the march takes place friday, january 22. powerball just had a one and a half billion dollar jackpot. the new game the iowa lottery hopes will give powerball a run for your money. steve: and, we told you how thieves stole a trailer, and how that theft threatened to end a kid's thiathlon business. -- kid marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust.
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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. >> it's really hard to put an expectation on generosity. stacey: an amazing turnaround for a des moines man who lost
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december. last year, michael zimmerman started his own company, rip roar events. steve: last month the trailer , containing everything he needed to put on 4 kid's triathlons last year was stolen. kcci's mark tauscheck is live in the newsroom with an amazing comeback story. mark: zimmerman says his life savings was in that trailer and none of the contents were insured. so he did what many other americans do when they are looking to raise money these days he started a go fund me , account. the thieves most likely thought they were stealing construction materials, but they made off with everything they'd need to hold a triathlon instead. barricades, fencing, cones, bike racks, speakers, finish line tape, all gone in a matter of minutes. in the days since, the man who had everything taken, has been buried under an avalanche of giving. >> in a week, we have raised $25,000. mark: michael zimmerman explained his predicament on the crowdfunding site "go fund me" and was overwhelmed by the quick response from the kids triathlon community. >> we're talking parents of
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kids, and then a number of kids themselves. we had a post, a kid gave up his allowance. mark: kyle prendergast's two daughters competed in all 4 rip roar triathlon's last summer. he donated and wasn't surprised to see many others did as well. >> he basically put his life savings into creating riproar, and to see that in one night, that drive away in the trailer, it was hard to see because i knew what it meant to my two girls. mark: zimmerman says he will put names of all the donors on the new finish line structure when it is built. >> if there was one grand lesson that i took, as far as personally in the pursuit of , this, it was that a lot of people respect the idea that you have this thing that you care so wholeheartedly about, and you're willing to do whatever it takes to see this thing through.
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chicago who has a son who competes in triathlons donated a new trailer. zimmerman says he will keep the trailer in a secure garage and all the contents will be insured. steve? steve: millions and millions of tickets were sold when the powerball jackpot reached one -- reached $1.5 billion. now, the iowa lottery is starting a new game to make another run at your money. it's called lucky for life. this game gives players a chance to win $1000 a day for life if they match all 5 numbers. drawings will be made twice a week, once on monday and another on thursdays. the odds of winning lucky for life are one in about 31 million. powerball's jackpot odds are one in 292 million. kurtis: that is even confusing me and i work with numbers. he is shocked by that. southeast winds at 8.
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snowfall in the metro yesterday anywhere from one inch to two inches. we are a bit above normal and a little more than last year when we were just over 14 inches to date. some patchy fog is going to form tonight. i think the best chance across about the eastern third of the state. 7:00 a.m., wind chill at six. sun comes up at 7:36. temperature trends bouncing up into the mid to upper 20's tomorrow. cloud cover over in eastern iowa. there is a system that is going to spin by in kansas, affect kansas and parts of western missouri. winter weather advisory. the apple us, some light snow showers tomorrow. st. louis, 32. indianapolis, 27.
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to have a big impact on the east coast. it kind of slides by us to the south. we will see another winter system kind of rotate into northern iowa tomorrow. here is futurecast. there is that snow off to the southwest. some of that may creep into southwestern iowa. tomorrow afternoon, a little bit of snow. should arrive late thursday night into early friday morning. that drops on through and we hang onto those clouds for much of the day on friday. snowfall not tremendous, but another dustin on the way -- dusting on the way . the higher amounts highway 20 north up to the minnesota border. some fog off to the east. winds out of the southeast.
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a touch warmer with northeast winds, 5-10. friday's high, 25 degrees. saturday, we have colder air at the surface. even with the southerly flow, just 29. we break free to the warmer air on sunday. it will be a january thaw. on monday, 31. a snow chance early monday morning and 20's and 30's as we head into next week.
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andy: there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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the butterburger is made of just three cuts of fresh midwest beef. nothing more, nothing less. so we got the sirloin,
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no fillers; that's it. all prized cuts, all well-marbled for richness and flavor. this is where those three wonderful cuts of beef come together. you can just tell that blend is working in there. and we sear them, and that seals in the juices of the burger. it doesn't get any better than that. and that's the culver's butterburger. welcome to delicious! announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. >> the rankings this time of year are incredibly meaningless. i mean that sincerely. andy: if fran mccaffery doesn't -- fran mccaffery doesn't want to hear about rankings. he's really not interested in the point spread. iowa is a 3 touchdown favorite. 21 points in their road game at rutgers tomorrow evening.
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good and the hawkeyes are playing inspired ball. the key is what mccaffery is getting at. you want to be there in march and beyond. >> sophomore year, we were top 10 and ended up finishing the season losing like seven in a row. i definitely learned from that. rankings don't mean anything at this point in the season. we want to finish in the top 10 or even higher. andy: the hawks will take on the rutgers team tomorrow night at 6:00. for the iowa state cyclones, the message is simple -- stay focused. the cyclones have another game coming up against a team that are not as good as the cyclones. against tcu on saturday. the horned frog's at the bottom
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>> you can't live in highs and lows. this league is too good. we have to go on the road to tcu. we have to get better. we have to be in their wants to get better. andy: that game is on saturday. 3:00 is not to time -- is the tip time. drink against missouri state at 7:00. northern iowa struggling a little bit. they tip at 7:00 at the mcleod center. to women's games.
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iowa state at oklakurtis: cloud cover, some fog overnight. a chance of very light snow, just a dusting late thursday night. stacey: thanks for joining us. we'll be back at 10:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning i she's always stood strong... get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill.
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and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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