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>> you're watching kcci eight news. eric: new allegations. what a former lottery employee is now accused of doing to falsely claim thousands of dollars in prizes. >> i think that the neighborhood's had enough of that. elizabeth: shut down. what polk county did to force a controversial club to close, and why a murder there last month was the last straw. eric: and mission accomplished. why this successful rocket
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future of space travel. welcome back everyone, and thanks for choosing kcci. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge. it's tuesday, december 22nd. you will definitely want a code but things could be worse. frank: temperatures waking up this morning around our average high. i think we will take that. a live shot from winterset, notice some fog in the air. especially down to the south and west's acute that in mind if you are heading in. you see the lights on top of the buildings, winterset down there and madison county decorated so nice this time of year. 28 in ames, 27 and fort dodge. we could see fog around toward lamoni. he that in mind if you are in from the south and west. mainly cloudy, 32 by nine.
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the low 40's. 3:00 has some sunshine and temperatures in the mid-40's. elizabeth: we start with new information this morning, eddie tipton's alleged lottery fraud goes beyond just iowa. emmy victor is here with what kansas lottery officials are saying he did. emmy? emmy: elizabeth, this information comes in overnight from the kansas lottery. they say eddie tipton fixed two jackpots there, both worth thousands of dollars. tipton is the former multi-state lottery security director. he was convicted earlier this year of fixing the $16.5 million hot lotto jackpot, a crime here committed here in iowa in 2010. now the iowa attorney general's office has filed a criminal case update, notifying the kansas lottery that tipton also fixed a game there in 2010. kansas officials say tipton traveled to kansas in december 2010. he bought two tickets to the '2-by-2' game. those two tickets were both winning tickets, and entitled to claim a prize of $22,000 each. officials say tipton then gave the winning tickets to two other
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the new allegations mean tipton is now accused of fixing jackpots in five states: oklahoma, colorado, wisconsin, here in iowa and now kansas. , but at least 37 other states are also investigating tipton. a judge has sentenced tipton to ten years in prison based on his iowa conviction, which he is appealing. live in the studio, emmy victor , kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: more big stories now. polk county officials force a metro bar, out of business. evolution nightclub faced heavy scrutiny after a deadly shooting there last month. polk county suspended the bar's liquor license after the november 8th shooting. investigators reviewed hours of surveillance video from inside the nightclub, and found multiple violations including serving minors, failure to check id's, and serving alcohol after hours. county leaders now say moving forward, they'd prefer that property remain alcohol-free. robert brownell: i think the bigger overshadowing piece was just safety, when we had the gun
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it's going to take some convincing for the county to go along with another liquor license in that building, i don't care who it is. elizabeth: a kcci investigation revealed county deputies responded to evolution nightclub 70 times in seven months. that's more than twice every weekend. and this morning, ankeny centennial high school is investigating hazing reports, allegedly involving the sophomore boys basketball team. a district spokesperson tells us 11 students were involved in the incident. sources say it involved taping a player to a pole. the ankeny police department says it is not involved at this point. eric: tragic evidence this morning of the instability in afghanistan. shaina humphries has more on the suicide bomb attack monday. and shaina, there were americans involved in this attack, right? shaina: eric, six american service-members were killed in the attack, making this the worst attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan in 2015. military officials say the victims were on patrol at the time near the largest remaining
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afghanistan at bagram airfield. so far we only know the identity of one of the americans killed, detective joseph lemm, who served in the u.s. air national guard and was a 15 year veteran with the new york police department. and a texas grand jury has decided no one will be indicted in the death of sandra bland back in april. an autopsy determined the 28-year-old hanged herself in a waller county jail cell, three days after being arrested at a traffic stop. on monday, the jury decided no felony crime was committed in her death, but they will reconvene in january to decide if the officer who arrested bland should face any charges. space x is celebrating this morning after the company's rocket launch made history monday. space x successfully launched and then landed a 15-story rocket in florida last night. this is the first time an unmanned rocket has safely returned to land vertically. and this could mean cheaper space travel in the future. space x has two more launches planned for next month. and heads up if you're traveling to the pacific northwest for the holidays.
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of wild weather. several inches of snow fell in washington state and northern california monday, and that weather is expected to continue through thursday, causing delays and cancellations at major airports like san francisco and seattle. if you're heading east though, you likely won't see a white christmas. that half of the country is seeing unseasonably warm temperatures this week. eric: in commitment 2016 news. the battle is on between donald trump and hillary clinton. the two party front runners are now embroiled in a war of words over clinton's questionable comments at the democratic debate. nikole killion is in washington with more on the escalating tensions. nikole: donald trump isn't letting it go, saying hillary clinton should apologize for calling him the "best recruiter" for isis. donald trump: she's terrible. donald trump is on video and isis is using him on the video to recruit. and it turned out to be a lie, she's a liar. nikole: at a rally in michigan last night, trump went on to slam clinton, using vulgar terms
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"not a president." but clinton is swinging back. when asked if she would apologize to trump, her campaign responded, quote, "hell, no!" meantime, the republican field is shrinking as lindsey graham dropped out of the race after failing to garner enough support. many of the candidates praised the south carolina senator and are now angling for his supporters. graham has not indicated who he might endorse. in washington, i'm nikole killion. eric: fox news channel announced it will host a second republican debate on january 28th here in des moines at the iowa events center. that will be moderated by bret baier, megyn kelly and chris wallace, the same team that moderated the first gop debate in august, which drew a record 24 million people. hillary clinton is back campaigning in iowa today. she has a town hall at keota high school this morning, then she heads to fairfield and bettendorf. fellow democratic candidate bernie sanders is also in the hawkeye state.
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northwest iowa. elizabeth: the time is now 6:07 and is not an issue in the metro but there's fog out west. frank: folks to the west and southwest will have to give themselves a few minutes. creston is about a quarter mile. foreign half miles visibility here. keep that in mind this morning, give yourself a few extra minutes if you are coming in on interstate 80. maybe on highway 30 from the west, satellite radar shows cloudy skies and cloud cover sticking through the morning. a lot of snow and rain to the west. it will stay out there today. we will have to keep an eye out by tomorrow. by tomorrow, which is feeling good at 47. morning rain but otherwise afternoon cloud cover at 45. thursday sunshine is back and temperatures stay in the 40's. elizabeth: the madrid community is coming together to remember their beloved high school football coach. randy hinkel died sunday at the age of 58. through 29 years in madrid,
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season and took his tigers to the playoffs in 25 of the last 26 seasons, including a state title in 1991. he's one of only 12 iowa coaches ever to surpass 300 career wins. he was also a history teacher and a successful track coach. his colleagues and students say he will be greatly missed. jim mertz: he would get things out of athletes and his fellow coaches that they didn't necessarily believe they were capable of giving. tanner miller: he was a very important guy to me a father figure and helped me acheive my goals and really looked up to him. elizabeth: funeral services for hinkel will be held tomorrow. visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, and the funeral begins at 7 at madrid junior senior high school. the public is welcome to attend. eric: this morning, a beloved metro swim coach is fighting for his life. lonny kerman, the creator of the north side otter swim team, was
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just days after thanksgiving. kerman started the club 'swim team' in 1978 and has coached thousands of swimmers in those four decades. monday night, swimmers did a special chant for lonny at their swim meet, and shared stories of how he's inspired them. leslie mettler: just throughout the years of my middle and high school career. i just learned from him. he became a mentor and inspired me and it made me want to coach. eric: lonny's assistant coaches are planning two "swim-a-thons" in january to raise money for his medical bills. elizabeth: don't go for the guac. even more people get sick eating at chipotle, the five states affected and the big question that still needs answered. eric: ice rescue. hear the 911 call an iowa father made after he and his son slipped under while fishing. elizabeth: and here's a question: what do you think are the three most frequently returned gifts? we'll tell you the top three. see if you wrapped any of them
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shaina: expect traffic to be later today. a lot of people are off for the holidays but maybe on major interstates people will come in and out of town. right now things look fine out there so we will wait until after the break to take a look at those mobile speed units. you see a 35/80, traffic is picking up with a lot more people out there that we saw at
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for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. frank: good morning and welcome back. you are waking up to temperatures that for this time of year are not so bad. des moines at 30 degrees and a, at 31 -- atoma at 31. you will need a jacket as you go out. satellite radar shows mainly cloudy skies. a layer of stratus clouds. higher clouds to the west is what we will see today. locked through that drew much of
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high temperatures feeling good at 47 in des moines. 44 in fort dodge. lamoni could top out near 50. can we keep it? i think so. 45 degrees tomorrow with rain in the morning. thursday at 41. christmas day day, no snow but 45 degrees. shaina: sounds really good. more stories developing right now. the mall of america is asking for a restraining order against the black lives matter group in minneapolis, as they plan to hold a rally at the mall tomorrow. four leaders of black lives matter say they received letters last week, threatening arrests if tomorrow's rally takes place as planned inside the mall. the letter also requested they take down the rally's facebook event pages and replace them with posts that say it's cancelled. so far, rally organizers say they're not backing down. and right now chipotle is under investigation once again, for more cases of e-coli. the cdc says the new outbreak involves five cases. one in kansas, one in north dakota, and three in oklahoma. the agency says it doesn't yet know if the cases are related to
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pacific northwest in october. chipotle has said it is implementing new standards at all of its restaurants to ensure food safety. elizabeth: this morning we're hearing the 911 call after a father and son became trapped in the ice in mills county this weekend. >> we have a lot of ice and water to go through. we are at a soaked from head to toe. shaina: 49-year-old terry garvey and his 13-year-old son montana were stuck in the middle of this marshland at willow slough wildlife center. more than a half dozen emergency crews from three counties responded to garvey's 911 call, including a helicopter and a dive team. medics took the pair to a hospital for treatment after they spent about an hour and a half in the freezing water. eric: the financial magazine kiplinger's has released its list of best college values. and it has named the university of iowa as the top public college value in the state. iowa now ranks 57th nationally for in-state value, and 95th in the country for out-of-state
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the university of northern iowa is right behind at 58th for in-state, and 53rd for out-of-state. iowa state university comes in 3rd of the state's big 3, ranking 68th best value for in-state tuition and 67th for out-of-state. the university of north carolina chapel hill topped both in-state and out of state lists. on wall street, u.s. stocks snapped a two day losing streak monday. the dow picked up 123 points. the nasdaq added almost 46. and the s&p 500 was up more than 15. the faa's drone registration website opened monday. drone owners must submit their names, home addresses, and email address to a national data base for a $5 fee or face heavy fines. if you already own a drone, you have until february 19th to register it. if you're getting a new drone, you have to register it before its first flight. elizabeth: a new report finds shoppers return approximately $70 billion worth of purchases gifted to them during the
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that's more than 10% of total retail revenue expected for 2015. overly fancy jewelry, olive oil, and anti-aging products are among the most returned gifts during the holiday season. traveling over the next couple days is bound to be stressful, but one airline is bringing in backup to help with that problem. united airlines is bringing in 230 trained comfort dogs to seven major u.s. airports. the airline says the dogs will mostly be at the gates to interact with travelers after they've made it through security or landed at their layover. the united paws program only runs today and tomorrow, two of the busiest holiday travel days at chicago, cleveland, denver, houston, los angeles, newark, and washington dulles airports. eric: those smiles are what they're going for. a lot of people will head out the next couple of days and the roads will be busy.
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in this condition will be a ok at least around here. if you are going to the west, that changes a bit. waking up in des moines to 30. 28 in creston and 29 waking up this morning in lamoni. knoxville checks in at 38. we are concerned with low visibility to the west. back down toward winterset. lamoni only checks in at a quarter-mile. if you are an interstate 35 or west on interstate 80 keep that in mind. you might see patchy fog especially in those portions of the state. today's forecast looks good, clouds around but temperatures feeling nice. 43 by noon, 3:00 at 47. the average for this time of year is 32. we will maybe breakout sunshine by the middle part of the afternoon but otherwise it will be cloudy.
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to the west is where moisture is and snow back into the higher elevations. montana, wyoming, through colorado. we are staying drive through today. high pressure in control will be changing as this system moves to the east. this system to the west approaches and wind ahead of it and rain associated with the cold front through the overnight hours tonight into the morning on wednesday. here is futurecast, starting things out mainly cloudy but we stay dry today. through the overnight hours tonight especially after midnight we could pop up with reign as a frontal system approaches. the best chances for rain tomorrow morning but by noontime we start to move out with clearing by tomorrow afternoon. generally expecting a temp to a quarter of an inch of rain tomorrow. 47 is the high, breezy with wind out of the southeast. mild tonight 39 degrees with clouds around. acting like a blanket, waking up
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thursday at 41 but right now, not wide crest but the next best chance of rain comes this weekend. eric: thanks frank. elizabeth: let's check the roads. shaina: things are looking good, no accidents to report. traffic may be light this week starting today when people take off for the holiday. everything looks good. mobile speed units, more than usual. five. des moines has an extra car. 300 in east mckinley. north end of glendale seven terry at 5100 franklin avenue. polk county car at 6800 northwest tony drive. 900 boone street. elizabeth: there are new concerns in afghanistan this morning following the deadliest attack on u.s. forces in months. what the administration is doing
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elizabeth: welcome back to kcci. afghanistan attack. this morning we are getting new information about the deadly suicide bombing that killed six u.s. service members and wounded two others. eric: nikole killion is live in washington with the latest.
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identity of one of those killed. nikole: the new york police commissioner says one of the city's police detectives is among those killed. joseph lemm, a 15-year veteran of the police department, was serving as part of the national guard and leaves behind a wife and children. he was one of six americans killed yesterday when a bomber rammed a motorcycle into a joint nato-afghan patrol near the bagram air base. the taliban claims responsibility and nato says it will investigate. the white house released a statement last night, sending its deepest cocoolences and condemning the "cowardly attacks" on u.s. and afghan forces. elizabeth: we've also learned u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl heads to a military court today. he was held by insurgents in afghanistan before being freed in a controversial prisoner swap. so nikole, what can we expect to see today? nikole: bowe bergdahl is being arraigned at fort bragg in north carolina this morning. he's charged with desertion and and him and misbehavior before
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in 2009 he left his post in afghanistan and was captured by the taliban. you might recall the u.s. secured his release in exchange for five guantanamo bay detainees last year. it sparked quite a bit of political controversy. if convicted on the charges, bergdahl could face a maximum sentence of five years to life in prison. eric and elizabeth? eric: thanks. nikole killion, live in washington. elizabeth: we have new stories. the new allegations against former lottery employee eddie tipton. why he's accused of rigging more lottery games worth millions of dollars. eric: if you are leaving from eastern iowa for the rose bowl
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: new information this tuesday, the investigation widens. already convicted of rigging hot lotto in iowa, now another state brings new allegations against eddie tipton. eric: it's snowing somewhere. holiday travel alert. find out where winter is in full force, and where it feels more like fall. >> it's tough, but i have to fulfill his wish. i have to. elizabeth: and this story is touching a lot of hearts this morning. the reaction to a very special wish to see "star wars", ahead. good morning everyone, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson, along with shaina and frank.
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but just last night we had a monumental thing. the days are getting longer. frank: is not something, it doesn't feel like winter. today is the first full day of winter and it started last night. these temperatures feel great but the other thing we have seen the past few mornings is fog. the dew point is not a lowering the temperature to fall which is why we are waking up to warm temperatures. when those numbers get together you see an image like this. yes we have fought out there especially to the west -- fog out there especially to the west. 27 in fort dodge. cruising this morning. 32 degrees at 9:00 a.m. but by noon we are in the low 40's. mid 40's by 3:00 and cloudy day today with sunshine and rain chances in your forecast coming up. eric: new information, a former lottery security director is now accused of fixing two more jackpots.
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learned overnight. emmy, this investigation into eddie tipton is really widening. emmy: eric, it is. this new information comes from tipton is now accused of rigging two jackpots there in december 2010. kansas officials say tipton drove to kansas, bought two tickets to the '2-by-2' game that were both worth $22,000. they say he then gave those winning tickets to other people so they could claim the jackpots. one to a person in iowa, the other to a person in texas. this happened when eddie tipton was the security director for the multi-state lottery association. and he had access to the random number generating computers that choose winning numbers for lottery games. tipton has already been convicted of rigging the $16 million hot lotto game in december 2010. the same month he's now accused of rigging the kansas game. tipton is now the subject of an ongoing criminal conduct charge based on investigations in several more states.
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office says tipton's brother tommy won $500,000 in 2005 in colorado. his best friend robert rhodes claimed a $783,000 jackpot in wisconsin 2007. and in 2011, officials have linked a suspicious winning ticket worth $1.2 million to tipton. the associated press reports tipton's attorney laughed out loud when told of the latest allegations. he said there is no evidence tipton tampered with the computers. live in studio, emmy victor, kcci 8 news. elizabeth: more big stories. a metro bar is forced out of business after heavy scrutiny for a deadly shooting. steve dingman: i think that's a good idea. i think that the neighborhood's had enough of that. elizabeth: polk county suspended evolution nightclub's liquor license after the november 8th shooting. investigators reviewed hours of surveillance footage, witnessing multiple violations. an investigation revealed that
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70 times in seven months. eric: ankeny centennial high school is investigating a report of hazing. a district spokesperson tells us 11 students were involved in the alleged incident. a source tells us the students are members of the sophomore boys basketball team. there are reports of them taping another player to a pole of some sort. ankeny police say they have no cases right now involving hazing at ankeny centennial. one of iowa's most successful high school football coaches has died unexpectedly. the long-time madrid football coach randy hinkel died sunday at the age of 58. hinkel coached at madrid for 29 years. his tigers made the playoffs 25 of the last 26 seasons, winning a state title in 1991. services for hinkel will be held wednesday at the madrid junior/senior high school. visitation is from 4:00-7:00 with the funeral following. shaina: right now, donald trump is coming under fire again. this time for what some are
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hillary clinton. at a campaign event on monday, the gop front runner referred to clinton's bathroom break during the democratic debate over the weekend as "disgusting." and used a vulgar term to describe her 2008 primary loss to president obama. latest polls show clinton is still the favorite to win the democratic nomination. in texas, a grand jury says neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the way they treated sandra bland. bland died last summer in a county jail. prosecutors say the grand jury reached no decision on whether the trooper who arrested the 28-year-old woman should face charges. the grand jury will return in january to consider the issue. and the space-x company is already looking toward two planned launches next month after a successful mission last night. they launched a 15-story rocket and landed it, vertically, 10 minutes later. the company had failed to do that three times before. a june launch even ended in an explosion. the company wants to eventually
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and re-fly rockets. elizabeth: a tale of two coasts. as don champion reports, they're slammed with snow in the west and soaring temps to the east. don: snow in the west, warmth in the east. parts of the country are experiencing weather extremes. overnight in washington state, heavy snow piled up in the mountains. while it set the mood for the holiday in some areas, in other places conditions were so hazardous, interstate 90 was shut down for hours. lem apostol: we're stuck, but at least the girls are taking advantage of it. don: in oregon, heavy winds toppled trees onto homes while relentless rain forced residents in parts of portland to evacuate once again. just three days before christmas, winter is feeling more like fall in the northeast. here in new york city, temperatures continue to soar. eric fisher: on wednesday, some of the warmth here in the great lakes, the ohio valley, this is where we expect the highest concentration of record highs.
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northeast down to the midatlantic, boston near 70, new york city near 70, degrees, 70's down into washington, d.c. don: some cities are on pace for their warmest december ever. don champion, cbs news, new york. elizabeth: meanwhile, parts of the south are expected to be hit with thunderstorms and flooding this week. eric: after the christmas rush, thousands of iowans will be flying west to the rose bowl. thirteen public charter planes are scheduled to leave for california and the rose bowl in one day, on december 29th. the first plane leaves at 5:00 a.m., and the last plane leaves at 8:30 p.m. it will be busy. if you are one of the 3,000 flying out of cedar rapids to pasadena, take note. they want you to arrive 2 and a half hours early. there will be two dedicated security lanes just for chartered rose bowl passengers. less than two weeks now until iowa plays stanford on new year's day. kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. in
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elizabeth: neighbors not happy. if the unusual presidential campaign taking shape in a west des moines neighborhood. special showing. many iowans have waited months to see "star wars" but it was one man's final wish. >> the first time i drove it, so many people were honking and smiling, and giving me thumbs up. elizabeth: wouldn't you? if you saw this front-wheel drive sleigh driving around town? how one man is spreading a little holiday cheer, ahead on kcci. frank: are you dreaming of a white christmas? i don't think you will get one but how about a warm christmas instead. details on those temperatures coming up. shaina: if you are dreaming of an easy commute today, they will be granted. no problems to report, no accidents or closures. everything looks good. we want to get you a look at 35/80 and merle hay road. traffic is picking up but no
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it will probably be light as paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money.
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it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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frank: welcome back. the first full day of winter. it will not feel like winter at all today, wake up temperatures around the average highs. des moines checks out it 30. 27 and fort dodge.
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locked in with clouds this morning, we might have sunshine is afternoon. all in all i think mainly cloudy. 47 in des moines, 48 in a,. 40's to the north. waterloo and mason city could be close to 50. make sure you bundle your kids up. by lunchtime, low 40's. by the time you pick him up at 47. elizabeth: thanks frank. some buzzworthy stories you may have missed. have you heard of rocky for president? wealthy california businessman rocky de la fuenta has rented a home in turnberry estates in west des moines. he's parked a huge semitrailer, bus, and rv outside the home. neighbors aren't too happy. a lot of you agreeing on facebook as well. de la fuenta told us the bus and truck will be moving soon to campaign around the state. shaina: did you hear about the "swirl" downtown? that's the official name of the
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commons, formerly nollen plaza. the sculpture is still being worked on, but when it's done it will be 28 feet tall, 94 feet wide with 8,000 led lights. the swirl will light up for the first time next month. eric: and really good news for jolly holiday lights. thanks to a $60,000 donation from three local healthcare providers and the bring the jolly campaign, make a wish will be able to grant all their original wishes next year. that is so cool because of all they went through. and they have enough to repair the light displays damaged by the flooding at water works park. elizabeth: speaking of wishes, eric, your this is iowa story last night was very moving. a man's two wishes are coming true. eric: this was the most emotional story i've told all year. it was so cool to watch it unfold. this 28-year-old, sean, has been on the hospital at methodist for months and as a result he wanted
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star wars movie but it wasn't going to be possible except for the ambulance drivers and nurses came together and put it all together. we got a lot of response on air, really cool to be a part of it. it is posted on and my facebook page. shaina: we will show you a few of the comments. melissa says "beautiful story. no words, though the tears are adequate. god bless them." tammy says "what a strong young , man, may the force forever be with you." nickie says, "kudos need to go out to the theatre and to the emt's who made this happen for this young man. i was there saturday and saw the ambulance outside and was praying that all was well. so glad his wish was granted." elizabeth: we all are. ok, a couple other viral videos. check out what's driving around knoxville, tennessee these days. it's the griswold family station wagon from the movie christmas vacation. eric: that's awesome. elizabeth: owner dave moore says he's been looking for one for years, finally found it, and
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people smile. shaina: that is the holiday spirit. and check this out. in japan, a christmas tree is on the move. a man has been dressing up as a tree, complete with lights, and running through the streets. he says he likes to make people laugh and smile where they don't expect it. and mission accomplished. you never expected tree to get up and follow you.
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elizabeth: we will be five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. frank: what comeback. i am a little confused. is this sally the dog or santa claus? a cute picture on our you local page. send in your photos, go to and click on that page. temperatures out there are not feeling like christmas time at least for this time of year. we should be in the teens or single digits. how about 30 degrees in des moines?
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mid to upper 20's around creston. union county at 28. low visibility to the west with council bluffs reporting a quarter-mile. if you are heading in from the west or from the south, keep that in mind. you will deal with patchy to dense fog. satellite radar has clouds in place and i think they will be around for much of the day today. precipitation will stay to the west today. that's along long a system that will be cruising in throughout the next 12 to 24 hours. futurecast going to be a cold front. it is a little windy and the cold front brings us a shot of rain into the early morning hours tomorrow. on futurecast, we zoom in for you and start things out with a dry day on tuesday. your first full day of winter started yesterday night. not feeling like it at all, a few peeks of sunshine by the afternoon and clouds work their way back in tonight with rain
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to be tomorrow morning. 9:00 a.m. is wet. we cleared things out to the west through the noontime and afternoon hours could see sunshine and western iowa by tomorrow afternoon. forecast high of 47 degrees. the average is 32 and 15 degrees above average. when that of the south and east at 15 to 25. 39 slow with clouds, wednesday is warm but the chance for rain in the morning at 45 thursday behind the front. the bridges cool down in the low 40's -- temperatures cool down in the low 40's. i don't know what santa will do with the sleigh with no snow. 45 by the afternoon and a chance of rain on the weekend. i think santa has it handle. eric: how is traffic? shaina: it is going well with no accidents. it should be later today and the rest of the week in honor of the holidays.
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there are a few mobile speed units. des moines has three. 300 east mckinley avenue. 900 maury street. and the north end of glendale cemetery at 5100 franklin avenue. it county car in des moines, 6800 northwest tony drive. and in shell though, 900 and street. thus 900 and street. >> on cbs this morning we are in northern california tracking heavy rain and snow that could impact nearly 25 million people. record-breaking warmth in the east. we will take you inside an amazon fulfillment center where the company says it can deliver that christmas present in an
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elizabeth: news to go. the same month that eddie tipton rate of the hot water jackpot in iowa he is now accused of rigging one in kansas. information shows he is accused of tampering in december of 2010
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were $22,000 each. one was claimed by a person in texas and the other by a person in iowa. tipton is the former security director for the multistate lottery association. eric: the troubled evolution nightclub has closed. polk county suspended its liquor license and the doors are locked. sheriff's deputies have been there 70 times in the last seven months. the last straw was a deadly shooting last month. a grand jury in texas says no crime was committed in the death of sandra bland. she hanged herself in jail last summer after she was arrested for a traffic violation. the grand jury will return in january to determine if the arresting trooper should be indicted. elizabeth: donald trump is in hot water this morning for using a vulgar term to describe rival hillary clinton's loss in the 2008 elections. a term we cannot say on the air. his comments come as he demands an apology for her claiming
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shaina: you're looking at one of the u.s. soldiers killed in the attack on monday. he has been identified as joseph lemm. he is a 15 year veteran of the new york city police department and the taliban was behind the attack. a milestone has been reached in the refugee crisis in europe. the number have topped one million people trying to escape war, poverty, and persecution in africa and the middle east. that is four times as many as last year. eric: celebrating successes at spacex. the company launched a rocket last night and they landed it successfully. a major step toward reusing the rockets. they have two more launches next month. elizabeth: on this first official full day of winter it sure looks like it in oregon and washington state. a lot of snow falling there while temperatures increase as you move east. for us, no worries for snow. frank: wild weather around here with temperatures not really feeling like winter or late fall
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47 degrees is the high in des moines, 15 above average around lamoni topping out at 50. clouds through the day with maybe sunshine by the middle part of the day. breezy out there as well with wind out of the southeast at 15 to 25. forecast low 39 with clouds around and maybe rain after midnight. temperatures stay warm enough for just rain, 45 on wednesday. thursday, christmas eve at 41. not a white christmas but certainly a warmer than average one. temperatures near 45. shaina: things are looking good outside of the roads. eric: a lot of people heading out the next two days hope you ha heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies. require medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. let people buy their prescription drugs from countries like canada at half the price.
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for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back.
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