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tv   KCCI 8 News at Ten  Me-TV  January 20, 2016 10:00pm-10:35pm CST

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stacey: first at 10:00, hit and run arrest. an ames bus driver charged in the death of an iowa state freshman. how police closed the case. >> i personally have no anger . stacey: plus, surprising reaction the victim's friends. iowa state freshman emmalee jacobs died december 14. tonight, more than a month later, police say they know who hit her and left her in the street. steve: kcci's laura terrell explains why jacob's friends now have some closure tonight. laura: here at the intersection of lincoln way and ash, a small display of flowers still sits here, just feet from where emmalee jacobs died. now, more than a month after her death, one of her best friends says she's relieved there is finally an arrest in the case. >> i started to accept that she was gone, and i started to accept that the situation would never be resolved. laura: jylian ramsey has emmalee's photo all over her dorm room. >> it doesn't make me feel sad. it makes me just remember her
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laura: the two had been friends since first grade, so news of an arrest wednesday, brought relief. >> most of my emotions toward him are mostly disappointment more than anything. laura: ames police say 23-year-old benjamin clague was driving a cyride bus december 14 when he failed to yield and hit emmalee in the crosswalk. a supervisor for the bus system that serves the city of ames and isu found audio from clague's bus that day and turned it over to police. >> there's a sound that you can hear as he's turning the corner which leads us to believe that he that was him striking emily. laura: police say clague kept driving, but stopped at the next stop sign to inspect his bus. officers believe crague knew he struck someone. >> for everybody it would have , been better if he would have turned himself in. laura: more than a month later, ramsey feels no anger, she just hopes clague will one day take responsibility and apologize for
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>> even like the worst kinds of people deserve second chances, but he's got to start off by forgiving himself, and accepting what he had done and apologizing. laura: i reached out to clague and his family tonight. his brother tells me they have no comment. in ames, laura terrell, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: no one else was on the bus at the time clague allegedly hit jacobs. he is now charged with leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death. that is a class d felony. also, failure to obey a traffic device, a simple misdemeanor. he did bond out this afternoon. his first court appearance is set for january 27. right now a des moines teenager , is facing charges tonight, after leading a police on a high-speed chase through 3 counties on icy roads. the boone county sheriff's office says 17-year-old alexander courtney took off early this morning after a deputy spotted him speeding. he hit speeds of 120-miles-per-hour before a deputy intentionally rammed his
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courtney now faces multiple charges and at least 10 traffic violations. new at 10:00, post office problems in the metro. some kcci viewers in the western suburbs are speaking out tonight about missing mail and packages delivered weeks late. kcci's ryan smith is live with answers from the postmaster. ryan: late deliveries and no-show packages, that's what we're hearing from a lot of disgruntled customers. the postmaster here in central iowa telling kcci it is all due to growing pains for metro areas rapidly growing in population. problems surfacing at a local post office. >> i myself have sent out 3 different pieces of mail which were all bills that had checks in them. none of those payers received those. that leads to late fees, cancelled check fees, and so on.
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station in clive. amanda petty-holmes contacted kcci after she says supervisors there refused to help. >> i left there in tears because i was so panicked-stricken. ryan: frustrated she recently received a final cancellation notice from her life insurance company. >> of the 4, i only received the one here in january, which was the cancellation, and i freaked out because i didn't realize that they had been trying to communicate with me. ryan: when we stopped by the post office, it didn't take long to find someone with similar complaints. >> i haven't been getting my bills in lately. i have a bill due in two days and i just got the letter yesterday. ryan: postmaster cheryl love tells kcci the western suburban station is trying to keep up with an area constantly growing. >> -- ryan: is there just not enough staffing out there, is that part of the issue? >> it's not that we don't have enough staffing, we're just constantly hiring to stay up with the growth in our parcel
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tremendously. ryan: the postmaster admits that side of town is experiencing more issues recently than any other district because of the sheer volume of mail coming in and out. and that has actually caused them to deliver later, sometimes into the night. after our interview, the postmaster told us she will personally look into and review amanda's complaints. stacey: caucus countdown. we're just 12 days away and candidates are ramping it up on the campaign trail. for the gop hopefuls, a high profile endorsement is now playing a key role. and for the democrats, a new poll adds to the tension for the first votes. donald trump and sarah palin rallied together for the first time since her endorsement of the gop front runner tuesday. >> are you ready to stump for trump? i am here to support the next president of the united states. mr. trump: everybody wanted her endorsement.
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donald, is amazing. it's a movement, and it is a movement. stacey: trump's stop in oklahoma is the first time he's campaigned in the city of tulsa. he began the day in norwalk, where there was another first . some supporters disappointed to see only trump, not palin. >> i am surprised that she wasnt here. stacey: trump and ted cruz are running neck and neck here in iowa where cruz also took a hit when governor branstad came out against the texas senator over ethanol subsidies. cruz, campaigning in new hampshire, turned it into an attack line. sen. cruz: donald trump promised not only to protect the ethanol mandate, but to expand it. stacey: on the democratic side, bill clinton stumped for his wife in new hampshire. mr. clinton she has a lead that : is solidifying and may be growing a little bit. stacey: clinton leads nationally but in new hampshire the latest cnn/wmur poll shows bernie sanders ahead of clinton by 27 points. clinton is back in central iowa in the morning. she has a 11:30 event planned at simpson college in indianola
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she has a 7:30 rally planned at the university of iowa with special guest pop singer demi lovato. republican candidates mike huckabee and ben carson are here -- are in iowa as well. they have events planned in the western part of the state. steve: new details tonight about a presidential forum next week in des moines. we have learned that all 3 democratic candidates plan to participate in a town hall meeting at drake university. cnn is hosting the event next monday, one week before the caucuses. it starts at 8:00 p.m. presidential candidate ben carson spent the day in omaha mourning the loss of 25-year-old campaign volunteer, braden joplin. joplin was killed in a car crash on interstate 80 yesterday near atlantic. 5 other people were injured, including a five-year-old and 10-year-old who are still in the , hospital. carson says he has met few young adults who have as much love for their country as joplin. gifts and flowers for joplin are streaming in at carson campaign
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joplin, from midland texas, asked to be a volunteer for the campaign, writing carson a personal letter carson says he , remembers well. >> what is it about him that you remember that it was so special, because obviously you have a personal connection there. dr. carson: you know, he wrote a letter requesting to become a student volunteer. talking about his heart for america. it was really very touching for a 25-year-old. on a personal level, he was just so caring. he would go and make sure that everybody was feeling right. steve: as we mentioned earlier, carson does plan to resume his campaign tomorrow, with several events in iowa. stacey: right now, bracing for a blizzard. parts of the northeast preparing for up to 2 feet of snow. washington d.c. even requesting humvees from the national guard to reach isolated people and places if necessary. the airlines are preparing, too. some are even issuing travel
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the storm. american is allowing customers traveling through 9 airports between philadelphia and southern virginia to change flights without penalty. southwest is doing the same for customers from boston to washington if they plan to fly friday or saturday. and delta is waiving its change fee for travelers planning to fly at 19 airports this weekend. kurtis, you are keeping an eye on that storm as well? kurtis: a huge impact through the northeast. it will be a big bout of snow. washington dc, almost 20 inches. frederick maryland, almost 25. a huge storm out there. there is going to be some way and, so some blizzard warnings already in effect for parts of the northeast.
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we do warm-up into the mid to upper 20's by the afternoon. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 27 degrees. the very cold air has moved back to the north. saturday, 29. upper 20's and some low 30's as we head into next week. steve: climate concerns. 2015 was the hottest year on record. straight ahead, what scientists say that means for our future. stacey: separated at birth? how this cat in new jersey found a new home thanks to what he has in common with a movie star. steve: and, adorable duo. the special way these twins stay connected outside the womb that
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people. announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state number one in job creation? which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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here's the truth -- some have proposed to cut social security for the elderly and disabled vets. i disagree. in fact, not only should we not cut benefits -- we should expand them. my plan for social security increases benefits and cost of living adjustments and raises minimum payments for low-income seniors. it will ensure that all seniors can retire with dignity and respect. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman.
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brand new fire truck slams into the side of a dairy queen restaurant in farmersville, texas. officials say the truck was headed eastbound on the roadway when it somehow crossed over into the westbound lanes of traffic and crashed into the restaurant. one customer and one employee were hurt. no word on how they are doing tonight. steve: new at 10:00 senate , democrats today blocked a house-passed bill that would have made it more difficult for syrian and iraqi refugees to come to the united states. the house legislation would have required new fbi background checks and individual sign-offs from 3 high-ranking federal officials, before any refugee from syria or iraq could come to the united states. the senate vote was 55-43. right now, more cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus are popping up across the country. health officials confirmed 2 cases in florida today and one in illinois. zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites and it has been linked to birth defects. the most common symptoms are
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eyes. the cdc is now warning pregnant women to not travel to mexico and countries in south and central america. stacey: what a day on wall street. stocks fall triple digits because of falling oil prices. at one point, the dow sank more than 500 points. >> the opening bell started a wild ride. at one point, the dow sank more than 500 points. stacey: traders are worried about the economy in china. falling oil prices sparked the initial sell off. they're now trading at 12-year lows because supply is way up and global demand is down. 2015 was the earth's hottest year ever. and nasa scientists say the spike in temperatures from 2014 was substantial. steve: weijia jiang at the goddard space flight center in
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means for the future. weijia: how confident are you that planet will continue to warm? ct, extremely confident -- >> extremely confident. weijia: nasa scientist compton tucker says that's because earth has been getting warmer for decades and 2015 hit a high mark. since we had data to determine >> global average temperatures by year, which started in 1880. weijia: last year the average , temperature around the world was 58.6 degrees fahrenheit. up by a record margin, point 2-3 -- 0.23 degrees from 2014. tucker says global warming is responsible. >> the reason this is happening is the buildup of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which acts as an insulating blanket around the earth. weijia: nasa monitors the earth's vital signs with a fleet of satellites. each one, highlighted on this they circle the planet 24/7 from
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>> the satellite information really helps us understand how high the seas are and how much that changes regionally. weijia: deke arndt processes data for noaa, compiling information from around the globe. he says as the climate changes so will the weather. >> a warmer atmosphere can carry more water to places when a storm occurs. weijia: like the extreme flooding in the midwest, unseasonably warm temperatures on the east coast in december and the strong el nino that , warmed parts of the pacific ocean which changes weather worldwide. scientists believe 2016 will be even warmer. steve: our weather is starting to change statewide. kurtis: we are not going to see a whole lot of sunshine, but we are kind of on a steady warm-up. temperatures hovering around 20 degrees. not too bad for this time of year. it wind chill of 16.
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sun comes up at 7:36. i begin better chance of fall the farther east you are. northeast winds, 5-8. i temperatures tomorrow climbing up into the mid-20's. about four degrees below normal high. still in the 20's as we had to 6:00 p.m. there is a developing system spinning off to the southwest. this is bringing snow to parts of nebraska, kansas, and eventually western missouri. these are winter weather advisory's. not a lot of snow there, but this is the big system. this whole area and blue is winter storm warnings. then this area of green, that is a blizzard watch. you can see the impact of the storm.
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maybe an inch or two in kansas city, not doing too bad. ridge of high pressure moving off. this bigger system just misses us. a week system will move into northern iowa tomorrow and could bring some light snow. futurecast -- light snow creeping into northwestern iowa. as we head into early friday morning, not a lot of snow. snowfall amounts may be squeezing out a half inch near an inch in extreme northern iowa. we should just see a light dusting. maybe a couple snowflakes as you head into southeastern iowa. patchy fog to the east.
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chance for snow late thursday night, early friday morning. it is going to be warmer. southerly flow is eventually going to break that in version down. 37 on sunday. we could see some light snow monday morning, and then 20's and 30's to finish out the week. stacey: next at 10:00 disney , delay. the mega-blockbuster the company wants to delay. >> will it be snowing again by the time you wake up thursday morning?
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patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies. patti: bernie knows that if we don't act, we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. steve: listen up, star wars fans. disney says "star wars: episode eight" will now be released in december of 2017 instead of may of that year. why is this going to happen? they are saying. but it might be worth it. the current "star wars" film, "the force awakens", was pushed back too, and now it's the highest-grossing u.s. film of all-time. trending tonight, a new jersey
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because of its resemblance to a certain "star wars" character. stacey: this is ridiculous. this is corey. the monmouth county spca posted this picture of him for feline friday on social media and the response was crazy. saying corey, now named kylo ren, looks like actor adam driver in "the force awakens". an elite daily writer saw a tweet of the comparison and fell in love. just 3 days later, she drove about an hour from brooklyn to adopt the little guy. now, kylo ren has his own instagram account. @catam driver. also trending tonight, this adorable video of premature newborn twins in australia. new mom posted the video on facebook showing her twins holding each others' tiny hands as their father cradles them.
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million views. the babies were born january 4 at 28 weeks, weighing in at about 2.2 pounds each. mom posted this picture too saying, "clearly, they can't stop holding hands."
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong.
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andy: this started off as a great night for basketball fans in this state. didn't finish up so well. we begin in the missouri valley conference, which has been a jumble all year long. they are leading but in the middle of the pack otherwise. tonight, against missouri state. these are teams try to battle into the middle of the pack. reed timmer has 21. billy wampler. big play by the big man, nick mcglynn.
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10 at halftime. they got way outscored in the second frame. missouri state wins, 79-70 the final. paul jesperson knocks it down. wichita state had this ron baker guy. 21 points. 74-55. college basketball already owns the best month on the sports calendar. this year, march madness has come early, like four months early. it started in december. number six west virginia.
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texas. lookout, shaka smart's team might be figuring it out. michigan state. tom is of his favorite year. they are ranked 11th in the country. final seconds, nebraska up 1. dens l drives nearly the length of the court. no good. nebraska goes in and shocks michigan state. women's college basketball. iowa state on the road. final seconds, down 3. shawn johnson is fouled. 1, 2, and 3.
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a deep contested three. iowa state falls 79-76 in overtime. the iowa hawkeyes at home against -- at home. closing out the second quarter
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82-69 the 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. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. kurtis: quiet weather tomorrow with cloud cover. late thursday night, early friday, very light snow. sunday's high, 37. steve: enjoy the relative warmth. [captioning performed by the
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