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announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. kevin: next at 10:00 therapy , horse gone. why this jasper county family is so desperate to get it back. stacey: restrictive eating. olympian shawn johnson's strong message about body image and her struggles with food. steve: 16 shots. protesters take to the streets chicago. of chicago. the dash cam video just released tonight, that is causing so much anger. kevin: good evening. thanks for joining us i have some thoughts i want to share with you coming up at the end of this, my last newscast. but first, let's get to the news. >> brandon ellingson didn't have a chance from the moment he got on that boat. stacey: a kcci exclusive. a sergeant with the missouri highway patrol says the agency's negligence killed brandon ellingson. back in may 2014, the 20-year-old clive native was in handcuffs in police custody when he went overboard on a patrol boat and drowned. ellingson's family members are
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still searching for justice. kevin: ryan smith just back from the lake of the ozarks tonight with sergeant randy henry's emotional admission. ryan: sergeant randy henry didn't hold back in our one-on-one interview. the former water patrol supervisor tells me the highway patrol is at fault, but the agency has been trying to silence his story. >> i just feel so bad for the family that we killed their son. ryan: brandon ellingson's death on missouri's lake of the ozarks was ruled an accidental drowning. but nearly a year and a half later, a former water patrol supervisor is speaking out. >> as soon as brandon ellingson got onto tony piercy's boat i believe it was a death march. ryan: sergeant randy henry of the missouri highway patrol was working that night and interviewed trooper anthony piercy immediately after the accident. >> this happened on our watch. it should not have happened. it was totally preventable and it was covered up. ryan: may 2014, trooper piercy
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while intoxicated. those critical moments after on the highway patrol boat have been criticized by brandon's family and spurred legislative hearings. trooper piercy admits he placed the wrong life jacket on ellingson, who was handcuffed when he went overboard. >> he was totally defenseless in that boat. ryan: sergeant henry says the highway patrol hid key evidence during a coroner's inquest that ultimately cleared piercy of facing criminal charges. >> the video re-enactment of the boat speed was not shown, critical witnesses, including myself, were not called in to testify. i was told the reason why i wasn't going to be there because i would muddy the waters. ryan: we traveled to the ozarks. in an exclusive interview this week, sergeant henry tells kcci piercy should be held accountable for negligence on the water. ryan: -- should someone have faced criminal charges for what happened on the lake that day? >> yes, i believe so. ryan: what charges? >> manslaughter, involuntary
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ryan: kcci has repeatedly asked for comment from both trooper piercy and the highway patrol but no one's talking. , henry officially retires next month. now the officer who spent three decades loyal to the badge says he is partly to blame for ellingson's drowning. i was part of the system. i signed off on tony piercy to work the water. ryan: you regret that now? yes, i regret it 100%. >> it's something i'm going to have to live with for the rest of my life. ryan: i also spoke to brandon's is father craig tonight about sergeant henry's actions as a whistleblower. he helps sergeant henry's account of what happened will help spur action. >> i'm just glad there's people in the patrol that are willing to step forward and do the right thing. but him stepping forward and telling the truth, it should renew the interest and hopefully will get some resolve out of this. ryan: ellingson says the family's pursuit of charges in federal court is moving forward. representatives of the missouri highway patrol will be in iowa next month for depositions.
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in the studio, ryan smith, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kevin: charges tonight against the driver involved in a deadly des moines car crash monday. police arrested 24-year-old troy lee mure junior today just after he was released from the hospital. 22-year-old scalicity perez, a mother of 4, was killed in the crash. officials say mure was drunk when the car crash into a utility pole in the 600 block of 35th street. perez was a passenger in the car. perez's family tells kcci she and mure were dating and perez had just broken up with mure the day before. mure is at the polk county jail tonight, charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated, and owi. stacey: new at 10:00 a colfax , family is desperate to get its therapy horse back. kcci's laura terrell explains why they suspect the animal was stolen right from their yard. laura: as the mother of nine adopted children and 3 foster children denise carroll's home
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but one thing the family can always count on to keep them calm is horses. >> this area right here is where they are normally in. laura: carroll uses therapy horses to help her foster children with special needs. >> to be able to have an animal that they can have a trust with and some control over and bond with is so good for them. laura: but the family's newest horse buddy recently disappeared overnight. >> we drove around and looked for two hours and we couldn't find him anywhere. i hate to think that somebody would actually steal him, but he is an amazing horse. laura: buddy, seen here in these photos, was donated to the family by a woman in arkansas and is a specially trained therapy horse. >> one of our kids, it helped so much with his anxiety. we want him home. he is so beneficial for the kids in our home. laura: the carrolls say a horse
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$5,000 or something the family $6,000, would never be able to afford on its own. the jasper county sheriff even posted a picture of buddy on its facebook page, which has now been shared more than 400 times. >> we have prayers and so many people praying to bring him home to us. laura: laura terrell, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: buddy was last seen at his farm between newton and colfax, south of interstate 80. if you have any information about this case or buddy's whereabouts, please call the jasper county sheriff's office at 641-792-5912. kevin: right now outrage in , chicago after the police department released a video showing one of its own officers shooting a teenager at least sixteen times. steve karlin here with the latest. steve: protestors hit the streets immediately after the video was released. here's a live picture from the streets of chicago tonight, where several hundred demonstrators are staged near
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the city's west side. the squad car video shows 17-year-old laquan mcdonald walking down the street with an object in his hand. prosecutors say officer jason van dyke started shooting 6 seconds after he got out of his vehicle. the video shows van dyke continued to shoot mcdonald while the suspect was on the ground. prosecutors say the officer fired 16 shots in 15-seconds. police are working hard tonight to keep the protests peaceful. >> people have a right to be angry, people have a right to protest, people have a right to free speech, but they do not have a right to commit criminal acts. steve: van dyke, a 14-year veteran, has now been charged with first-degree-murder. investigators say mcdonald did have a knife. an autopsy shows the teenager also had the drug pcp in his system. a judge has refused to set bond. kevin? kevin: also right now,
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kurtis: a pretty potent storm, especially off to the west. winter storm warnings up through montana and wyoming. it looks like a winter storm watch in western iowa. these areas in purple, a winter weather advisory. not expecting a lot of snow with this. and -- an inch to two inches of snow in western iowa. i think the main threat would be some freezing rain or sleep. fog and drizzle. looks like heavy rain for us on thanksgiving day. an icy mix to the west. thursday night, 45 degrees. i just want to highlight the amount of rain.
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for the metro, anywhere from an inch to 1.6 inches. futurecast, where we break things down hour-by-hour, is coming your way in just a few minutes. stacey: in commitment 2016 news tonight a new quinnipiac , university poll shows a new gop candidate closing in on donald trump. senator ted cruz now polling in the double digits among likely iowa gop caucus-goers. ben carson slips to third now with 18%. senator marco rubio, 13%. rand paul, jeb bush, and carly fiorina all in the single digits. no other candidate tops 2%. kevin: next asked 10:00 dangerous practice. , the revelation from iowa's olympic gold medalist, shawn johnson. stacey: holiday tradition. when you can see the lights to get you into the holiday spirit, and who benefits from every vehicle that drives through. kevin: campaigning for shoppers. one main street has to say about
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with kevin cooney, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa's garman. -- and iowa's sportscaster of the year andy garman. >> men and women of all shapes
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and sizes have this. kevin: nutrition experts are applauding olympic gold medal winner shawn johnson tonight. the retired gymnast is revealing a major struggle with food and diet during her olympic training. stacey: todd magel joins us now with more on her interview with people magazine. todd: shawn johnson says she was so worried about her weight she would often restrict her diet to just 700 calories a day. >> i've been a part of this sport for so long. i'm honestly ready to move on. todd: it's been 3 years since shawn johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics. and now she's revealing her undiagnosed eating disorder in people magazine. she says, "i was always the very, strong, powerful, muscly bulky gymnast, and i felt like people always wanted me to be thinner and lighter and leaner." she goes on to say, "as a 12-year-old, the only way i really understood how to achieve that was to east less and restrict myself. i remember kind of obsessing
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over it." >> i think it's a lot more common that what you think. todd: west des moines nutritionist jennifer de wall deals with many iowa athletes who tell a similar story. johnson says she got to the point where she ate so little, just 700 calories a day, her body began to shut down. de wall appreciates johnson's courage to open up about it. >> this type of thing is very emotional and very psychological , and i think she's in a good place in her life now and was able to talk about it and i sure do hope that it helps people. todd: shawn johnson says winning the gold medal helped her feel better about herself, and after the olympics she began to eat well and gained 20 pounds. >> i don't think i can regret anything, because things happen for a reason. todd: an estimated 24 million americans suffer from eating disorders. experts say the first step to getting help is to ask your doctor or a nutritionist. stacey: taking -- take a look at this. it is a sure sign the holiday season is here.
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it's now open every night from 5:30 to 10:00 until january 1. tickets are $10 per car and 100% of the proceeds goes towards make-a-wish iowa. kevin: i wonder if kurtis gertz have a good forecast. kurtis: we had been melted down all night. we will stay above freezing right through the morning hours. patchy drizzle at 9:00 a.m. noontime temperature, 50 degrees. we should be around 43, 42. a few clouds drifting into northwestern iowa. we will see some fog tonight. there is a system out to the west. a whole lot of snow right now. here comes the front.
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it may interact with some colder air. tomorrow, cloud cover, patchy drizzle. the widespread rain moves in on thanksgiving day. north-northwest iowa, a wintry mix. you will see a light makes here but i think the increased travel problems will be over towards the missouri river. well over an inch from ottumwa to waterloo. winter storm watch to the west. the main impact will be freezing rain and sleet. pace county also included. lincoln, nebraska, a big game up there on friday.
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thursday, thanksgiving day, 45 degrees. again, a chance here by thursday night. could get a bit slippery. better chances to the west. we will keep you updated as we get closer. another system sunday night into monday and more 30's next week. kevin: we are continuing to follow the breaking news in chicago. hundreds of protesters are gathered outside the main chicago police department building. the demonstrations began after police released dashcam video from an incident.
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stacey: a busy holiday shopping weekend ahead. it's all about supporting your saturday, local community. kevin: more iowans are turning to small business saturday as their day for holiday shopping. researchers at iowa state tell us that 5% more people will shop local this year. ames business owners are some of the many across the nation that will participate this weekend. >> we are members of the community just like the customers are, and by supporting local business, you're
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the people that are your friends that are your neighbors. ,kevin: in ames, they will hand out 500 swag bags to the first 500 shoppers saturday. stacey: sports director andy garman joins us now.
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andy: 11-0 is already a school record for the iowa hawkeye football program. but now it comes to the college football playoff rankings. the iowa hawkeyes are up to number four, which means that the season ended today, iowa would play in the semifinals to face clemson. there are two more weeks of football to go. baylor, stanford, in michigan. number one against number four in the orange bowl on new year's eve. number two against number three in the cotton bowl. don't try to talk to kirk
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one game at a time is the mantra. to get to 12-0, they will have to be the huskers in lincoln. >> however you want to define the rivalry -- it is a big game for us. >> they recruit well, they have had great teams in the past. our challenge is to be ready for them. andy: the game is live on abc. 11-0. we will see if the jinx has any legs. i was best defensive player is now one of the best in the country. at least he is a finalist for the jim thorpe award.
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leading the country in interceptions in today he was named one of three finalists for the award given to the best defensive back in the nation. college basketball. first game of a florida gulf coast challenge. finished with 15. weaver state beat the bulldogs 74-59. women's college basketball. the drake women win big. finally, a couple of white sox transactions. white sox acquired tommy conley from colorado it also designated right-handed pitcher kevin cooney for retirement. i really thought they were going to give you one more shot.
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stacey:stacey: welcome back to this very special edition of kcci 8 news at 10:00. it just a couple of moments, kevin will be signing off for the very last time, that we had a couple more things we wanted to say. kevin: i have been dreading this moment for a long time. stacey: over the course of the years, a lot of people asked me what it is like to work with you. i tell them every time, i have the best seat in the house, and i have for over 10 years now. i have enjoyed every minute of working with you, learning from you. i cherish our friendship and i know it will continue well
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beyond our days here at kcci. i also want to say, you have brought the world home to iowans every night, and you have done it with a grace and dignity, and in a way that made us know that, no matter what was going on in the world, we were going to be ok. that is special. very few people make that happen and you do. we have been so lucky to have you in our life and our homes all this many years. you are the best. thank you, and we are so happy for you. congratulations. kevin: thank you, stacy. is very nasty to say. i work with the best, too. the first line of the teleprompter is some of you have
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newscast, and if you are wondering why you haven't heard anything about it until now, it is because i asked our producer julia manning for understanding. irenaeus. thank you, thanks to the many people who work here at kcci. a lot of them are here tonight. people here that you don't see on tv, but they are crucial to everything we do in front of the cameras. so thank you to my follow employees, past and present, for all that you do to support the newscasts. and while we are at it, a business thank you of sorts to the managers of kccand its parent company hearst. it's my -- first. it is my last day, so it's not like i'm trying to suck up to anyone anyway. these people support news, not just a business.
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andy, his script is about 10 words. he is a sports savant. speaking of brilliant minds, kurtis gertz who is every bit as , happy on camera has off-camera, and of course, our good friend john mclaughlin. you are with us every night to, john and we want you to get well and get back here. steve karlin, who has been anchoring newscasts here for more than 20 years and will do a great job anchoring the evening newscasts in the future. of course, stacy, who knows me very well, finishes my sentences , saves my miscues without missing a beat. and the people at home never know it. that is why your number one. thank you, also, to the people that and watch this program. you're the reason we're here and without your support for solid
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reporting and information, we simply wouldn't be here, so thank you. i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for mollie and marshall and meredith and liz and hillari and alex, and my dad and brothers and sisters. i want to thank you for understanding the craziness that goes along with this business . and, it is a business that we all love. with that, i'm done. >> [applause] kevin: but the beast that continues, that news beast, continues tomorrow morning bright and early with kcci 8 news this morning, and every night and day. i will be watching from home, i hope you will be, too. good night, good news, and goodbye. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to
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