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all 34 acres of this will soon be home to an outlet mall. eventually, also hoping the new mind it -- $9 million roller coaster will prevent more people from escaping. expected to open in march. >> as far as vacations and the city, it is not necessarily all out anymore. we have got a great opportunity in altoona. >> i have preached that it takes patience. but it is fun. >> seeing the city he took over as mayor in the 1990's, it grows fast. >> this commercial development coming and in place and still have their communities. we are very fortunate. >> the company that owns the new movie it are you just saw, also bought the four nearby empty
they want to have four restaurants built on the land. steve: a man representing himself in a creston double-murder case made a stunning guilty plea today. 37-year-old jerry dillinger pleaded guilty to the murders of his sister-in-law loretta, and michael robinson. investigators found loretta's body in a union county pond on december 2. they discovered another body in a home in thayer. they are still waiting for dna tests to positively identify that body. but today in court dillinger identified the man as michael robinson. the judge sentenced immediately sentenced dillinger to 2 consecutive life prison terms. cynthia: the iowa supreme court threw out the guilty verdict of a des moines man convicted of second degree murder in the 2013 beating death of richard daughenbaugh. kent tyler was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison. ripple.
enough evidence to convict based on the theory used at trial. but there is enough evidence to steve: new information tonight about a lawsuit. over the use of iowa state's cy logo on t-shirts made by a student organization in favor of legalizing marijuana. iowa state university banned the isu normal group from using the logo. but the former president of the group sued. today a federal judge ruled that the ban was a violation of the students first amendment rights. the iowa attorney general's office says it is now reviewing the decision. cynthia: camping out in the dead of winter in hopes of grabbing a kcci's vanessa peng is live to show us why the battle to stay warm has created some problems. around the coliseum. i am intent to number two. -- in tent number two.
they are being serious right now. having a good time. they have got a heater over there, a crockpot and dvds. they tell me it is all about watching bragging rights. this morning, some fans further back warm up to flames. >> there is not much to say after a file in to a major shelter. two canopies went together at one time. students waiting in line for a good -- monday's game against the jayhawks, using heaters to keep warm. that is what caused the fire. >> the entrance on top of it. >> he ducked his head out the door and said the tent was on fire. it was scary and hard to sleep afterward. >> despite all that, the fans
they brought in two new tents. before we close out over here and toss it back to the acres? all right, kcci eight news eyewitness news later deciliter. cynthia: this is the second incident involving fans at hilton coliseum this season. back on december 10 after iowa state won the cyhawk game fans stormed the court. a reporter suffered a broken leg but said he was not trampled by those fans. the big 12 ruled staff handled the incident appropriately and closed the case. steve: we had kind of a cold and snowy week but we're in for a warm-up this weekend. not felt that in a while here. digits in spots. temperatures sitting in the upper teens 20 20's. not that of a day. still eight degrees shy of the
we did see a little batch of snow early this morning now locked in with the cloud cover and that is where we will sit for the evening. . may have seen heavy snow. some see upwards of 19 inches of snow. keep them in your thoughts for i will keep warmer temperatures in your thoughts. 40. the latest on that and your next chance for snow coming up shortly. steve: a snowstorm that is threatening to impact 80 million people along the east coast, arrived in the nation's capital earlier than predicted. blizzard warnings now run from washington d.c. to new york. at least 5 people have died so far in tennessee, kentucky, and north carolina, due to weather related crashes. people are now being warned to stay off the roads as the blizzard makes its way up the east coast.
affecting a few flights here in des moines. only those to and from charlotte north carolina have been cancelled. but the des moines airport says more flights may be impacted as the storm goes on, so be sure to check ahead, before going to the airport to meet your flight. cynthia: the dot is keeping a closer watch on the roads, all from its new facility in ankeny. kcci's rose heaphy is live in the newsroom to explain how it's increasing safety. rose: the dot unveiled their $250 center in june. they are already seeing an impact. this is their first winter in the new center. things. rose: as many as 72 cameras at management center. all 320 cameras throughout the state highway cycle through. it helps workers respond faster
>> we put messages up to one traffic what they are coming up on. by getting the information out, the public can make a decision on whether or not they want a different route. >> they are keeping us all safe. that is groovy. >> this one, a truck is broken down on the side of the road. dispatchers can contact the truck. >> it is dangerous to have folks standing by in vehicles that do not run on the side of the road. >> the center is staffed 20 47 -- 24/7. >> when we have a major event, we can staff up more than we were able to in the past. >> making it easier and safer to keep the traffic moving. >> it is great. it has really helped the whole operation. we will only -- be able to move forward from this point.
construction projects will impact. >> we told you last night about the pat-eye system of sensors. the dot tells us they won't be center yet at least until more testing is done on their funeral services this weekend for a boxholm mother and her 3 children who died in a house fire on sunday. services for 27-year-old amber, 9-year-old riley, 6-year-old autumn, and 4-year-old brayden sorenson are all being held at 10:30 tomorrow morning, at the southeast valley middle school in burnside. cynthia: iowa central community college in fort dodge wants to expand student housing. the school president says they had to rent 30 motel rooms to accommodate students. the school hopes to build a new 60 bed unit soon. and will present the plans to its board next month. steve: the u.s. department of housing and urban development is giving iowa a 97 million dollar
and flooding problems. the money will go to 9 different water-shed areas throughout iowa. one of the watersheds is the north raccoon, which includes buena vista, sac, and calhoun counties. 3 counties now being sued by des moines water works for failing to control nitrate runoff. another night of friday night hoops is on the way. scott reister is live in pella where the little dutch take on dallas center grimes. cynthia: and see what prompted a local cancer treatment central
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news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin and sports director andy garman. steve: thousands of people from across the country, tried to beat the snowstorm in washington, d.c, and take part in the annual march for life. the anti-abortion demonstrators march to the u.s. supreme court building. this year's pro-life rally was much smaller than in year's past. because of the big winter storm. among those who were to take
hundreds of catholic school students from the des moines area. we were there as they loaded onto buses to make the trip. back here in central iowa students at norwalk high school got a lesson
today in skin cancer prevention. staff from the john stoddard cancer center brought in a derma-scan machine which skin shows damage from tanning and lack of sun protection. the scan was free to students some of whom may be headed to spring break or considering tanning for prom. steve: a long time ames restaurant has closed its door for the last time. valentino's shut down on wednesday. it had operated in ames for the past 30 years. it's part of a chain of restaurants found throughout nebraska and minnesota. those other valentino's restaurants are not closing. cynthia: we are watching the monster storm back east. it will be pretty nice here. jason: one of the nicest days we have had in a while as we head back up to near 40 degrees and
forecast but you look out. there are spots that have seen already over a foot and a half. spanning all the way from tennessee, a continuous flow of moisture is pushing up new england. here. let's compare a few statistics from des moines here. you can see the snowiest month, 37 inches, some spots could see that in a date with this storm. the average went to is 35.3 inches. that could all be eclipsed by the storm. we have got the sunshine tomorrow and warming temperatures here 22 is what we are sitting at right now. the wind chill at 13 degrees. the wind has been backing off at eight miles an hour. relatively comfortable outside but we will back that down to 12 degrees with the windchill and seven degrees by the time you wake up tomorrow. as we head through the
temperatures all the way to near freezing. they're going to land on an average of 31 degrees. good. west. high pressure is making its way eastward and keeping any chances monster of a system stays well off to the east for us. plan on sunny skies for tomorrow for the beginning portion of sunday as that's goods its way to the southeast. the next system will eventually be making its way in. a couple of days before that will do that for us. clear skies tomorrow as high pressure rolls through. to give him a cloud cover right now, kicks that out of here as we head through the day on saturday. bringing in some high clouds as we head through the day on sunday. that will be ahead of the next system pushing its way in from the west. we will see some snow associated
maybe in central and southeast portions of the state. i do not think most of us will see much by way of accumulation. go about on your day monday. the single digits. tomorrow we are back to near freezing a 31 with sunny skies. it will feel beautiful. if that is not enough, we will warm it up. 38 degrees on sunday, bringing the chance for a mixed bag of precipitation on monday. around freezing. back to near 40 by thursday. we hit 40 next weekend. cynthia: thank you, jason. the 3 democratic presidential candidates will be in des moines on monday. for a town hall forum at drake university. cnn is hosting the event. kcci willl be carrying it live on channel 8.3 my des moines. it starts at 8:00 p.m. on monday.
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leader, this is kcci 8 sports. >> we are into week three of friday night hoops here. we have got a bunch of great games to get to tonight including the game of the week. a great year, they are 11-1. scott joins us with a preview live. >> and he is ranked number one in the state. the chemistry is amazing. the sense of humor is even better. >> we spent a lot of time laughing. even if it is not playing pranks on each other. we just get each other laughing all the time, whether on the basketball court, in the locker room, at team sleepovers. it seems likely spend a lot of time laughing. >> nick is usually my target for that. in the middle of practice. usually we try not to get into too much trouble but he is
>> a lot of fun has meant a lot of winds. 11 -- 11-1 start this year. the guys help to the football team when the state championship . >> it seems like sometimes we know each other so well and we know we will be on the -- where we will be on the basketball court and we know what to do. that helps. >> it should be a great game. he lost by a point and take a look at these guys. think they are pranksters? they cannot stop. having a great time. we are all having a great time out here. highlights tonight. back to you. >> thank you. more games on the docket tonight. battling for supremacy in the town. we will have highlights
one of you to be a sportscaster for a night. also a fantastic matchup. all that and more tonight at 10:00. after taking care of a bad team last night, frank's team faces is toughest and most important week of the season. at number seven, marilyn. the hawkeyes improved six-oh -- 6-0. he is continuing to get better one game at a
time. >> every night, you have to come out and be ready to play. we are expecting a nice game. they came out. >> it is a big win for us. though we did not play great at times, we still got the win and that was the goal. it feels good and now we have t to prepare for purdue.
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>> washington, d.c. getting hammered by a storm and we will have nice weather. jason: we are going to get sunny and warm. it is beautiful and one more chilly night ahead. temperatures dropping. single digits, actual temperatures in the teens. sunshine, partly cloudy skies to the north. either way should be relatively comfortable. wind should be on the light side. 38 on sunday.