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waukegan on this as well -- waukee in on this. do expect the rain for most of the day. this will taper off this evening and a lot of locations haven't recorded a lot. fractions of an inch in lamoni, des moines, and council bluffs. 48 degrees at 1:00 p.m. and we could see rain transition into a rain the snow mix into the afternoon. i will have more on that and your holiday forecast shortly. elizabeth: the iowa state patrol reports one person is dead after a crash north of grinnell. it happened around 4:00 p.m. tuesday when a vehicle traveling northbound on highway 146 crossed the center and struck a semi. the driver, 45-year old james joseph harris of tama was killed. the driver of the semi was not injured.
eric: another lottery scam in central iowa. this time and under age des moines man nabs $100,000 in a jackpot. elizabeth: lottery fish -- lottery officials got a cap about a purchase on super quick foods. the stories on the hook for failing to check customer id. ryan smith has the details. ryan: it was a headline worthy day for jobie boals-watters snagging a $100,000 prize after playing the mega crossword instant scratch game. after taxes, the 20-year-old man pocketed 70,000. >> the information he presented seemed on the up and up and said a coworker bought the ticket. ryan: this fortune didn't last long. five days later a tip to lottery officials./ >> it wasn't legally purchased or presented. everything falls to pieces from there. ryan: he bought the ticket himself at the super quick foods
underage gambling violation according to iowa law. >> lottery security investigated it and we pulled the security camera footage from the store involved and determined that he was the one who purchased the ticket which made the whole prize invalid. ryan: boals-watters told investigators a coworker bought the ticket that according to a state report the investigation showed no sign of any office pulls for lottery ticket. it reported he spends a few hundred dollars a week on lottery tickets. >> the law is in place for a reason and we need to make sure the law is being followed. elizabeth: super quick foods is facing a one-week suspension from selling lottery tickets and he could not be reached for comment. eric: former lottery official convicted of fraud in iowa faces similar charges in kansas. prosecutors have charged eddie tipton with rigging two jackpots in 2010. that brings the total number of states that have filed charges
he worked as head of security for the des moines-based multistate lottery association that includes lotteries and 37 states as well as puerto rico and the. investigations into tampering are underway in each state. new court documents filed by the prosecution are giving a better idea of what evidence might be used against tipton when he goes to court in january. elizabeth: they gave a detailed discussion of how he allegedly used his brother and friends to claim the multimillion dollar jackpots. prosecutors say his associates with claimant jackpots and pay him half. in 2005 1 tipton's brother claimed a $4.5 million jackpot in colorado. he allegedly bought a home a few months later, raising red flags to some of his friends. prosecutors say he also tempered with computers to win multimillion dollar jackpots in oklahoma and wisconsin.
to say they don't trust the system anymore. one man who just bought a lotto ticket says they won't stop him. >> they are definitely being public about it and informing people of what happened so i guess if they were not public about it i would be more less likely. to play. elizabeth: prosecutors made an unusual request in the case asking that any reference to bigfoot hunting in future court proceedings not be allowed. prosecutors say his brother and allegedly accomplices are eight-foot hunters and the jury's knowledge of that could distract them from the seriousness of the issue. eric: a new scam is using an old car dealership to do people out of tens of thousands of dollars. vanessa peng shows us how a man almost paid $70,000 to accompany that no longer exists. steffani: the website says benson motor in ames and looks legitimate but ensign motors has
>> it would've been instantly gone. vanessa: chris lives into,, washington. he tells us the cars was planning to buy were $3000 to $5,000 cheaper than everyone else's. he was directed to b0m m-center.com through craigslist. >> it must just be because middle america has a lower cost of living that they can sell cars cheaper. vanessa: chris says the man on the other line called himself mcquaide and there's a picture on the website. >> the guy had all of his bases covered. they didn't give me any signals. vanessa: moments before he wired and $72,000, he checked in with ames police and found out benson motor's is a defunct company. a power sports dealership has set up shop in the old building. they've had interesting phone calls.
motor's and i told him it was gone for several years and we don't have cars for sale. vanessa: chris said he wants all for a well put together website again. >> it showed me you have to be careful. if you cannot get it with your own eyes. eric: as police tell us, they got a call from an agency in minnesota working on a similar case. elizabeth: officials in webster county have a arrested daniel swick for criminal mischief and burglary. he broke into the webster county courthouse on december 8 and set off fire extinguishers, forcing the courthouse to close for days until the mess could be cleaned. fort dodge police charged him for breaking into a computer business down the street from a courthouse and setting off by her extinguishers there. a webster county man is wanted for throwing hot grease on the stock. police have issued an arrest warrant for 52-year-old gary wilson a fort dodge.
suffered second and third degree burns. the dog is being cared for by his other owner who does not live with wilson. eric: rain is falling all over central iowa. frank: it is and we are not the only ones getting in on that. there are strong to severe storms to the south and we could be seen a significant event from mississippi through portions of tennessee and southern portions of illinois. they fully we are talking rain and some of us could see the transition later on in the day to a bit of light snow or rain mix. mid 40's in des moines, knoxville and atoma and creston. mid-30's to the northwest in storm lake or carol. we are going to keep rain in the forecast mainly through the afternoon. after that we taper off. you look at the forecast, the high of 48 feeling pretty nice
elizabeth: a light aa -- light display in southeast ankeny is getting attention. eric: steffani nolte shows the reason for the spirit. >> since 1993, neighbors have transformed richland court into gingerbread lane and this year things got rebakecd. gingerbread men, whites, candy canes, it's no wonder it is a must-see. >> they have things that tell a story with that. steffani: the storyboards and gingerbread man got a fresh coat of paint. and they added the gingerbread house. >> we now stand outside on the weekend and collect canned goods for the food bank and money for the food bank dressed up as elves, gingerbread boys, and mr. and mrs. claus. steffani: car after car, even limos lineup. >>the neighbors think it's beautiful as well.
waiting at this and excited sharing the joy of christmas. >> sometimes you have a hard time getting out of your driveway but you expect that when it's that time of year. steffani: it's just what you come to expect when you live on gingerbread lane. >> the folks that move into the neighborhood are usually greeted with the gingerbread that goes along with the house. steffani: don't miss the frosty story across the street on rio circle. in ankeny, steffani nolte, kcci 8 news. eric: most of the lights stay on until about midnight and they will be up until new years. the neighborhood is collecting donations for the food bank of iowa. they have raised more than one thousand dollars in donations. just ahead, a deadly day. we learn more about those who died in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. elizabeth: obamacare and how the issue that has polarized
people is on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us.
>> 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. jason: your time is now 4:42 and
we are waking up to mild air. mid 40's though it is raining. a very soggy one out there as the rain will continue through
you look out there and the heavier stuff started to make its
way in. largely clever -- covered in clouds as it has been for the past couple of days and heavier stuff pushes in and it starts doing testify through southwestern portions of the state. definitely packed the umbrella. we will be on the decrease through the later afternoon hours. wind is out of the southeast and it will eventually shift behind the system and once it does so, it will ramp up at 10 to 20 miles per hour out of the northwest. not only will we see rain, we will see uncomfortable wind. but temperatures well above average for this time of year. usually around freezing, we climbed to 48 by 1:00 p.m. and i will have a more in-depth forecast of the rain moving in and your holiday coming up. elizabeth: right now, protesters
black lives matter demonstration at the mall of america. tuesday a judge barred in three people from attending after the mall requested a temporary restraining order. protesters are hoping to draw attention to last month's minneapolis police killing of 24-year-old jamar clark. we are learning more about the six americans killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan. eric: the new york city detective and air force staff sergeant are among the dead. aixa diaz is in our washington bureau were loved ones are starting to share news of their loss. aixa: the mother of staff sergeant peter taub says her son was one of the six u.s. service members killed. a suicide bomber slammed a motorcycle into a group of nato and afghan troops yesterday outside bagram airfield. the new york city police department is also in morning, the commissioner says one of their detectives was killed in the attack. joseph lemm served in the u.s. national guard and leaves behind a wife and two children.
responsibility. monday became the deadliest day for american troops in afghanistan since may 2013. in washington, aixa diaz. eric: the mother of staff sergeant taub is also sharing information on facebook. she has a sandwich shop in washington, d.c. and says will be closed for the rest of the week. elizabeth: you are waking up to kind of a rainy morning out there. 44 degrees, not too bad temperature wise. we are looking at the west mixmaster and you can see people getting an early start. you might want to give yourself extra time to deal with the
>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. jason: i hope your wednesday is starting great. it is now 4:48. for most of us it might be a good start but it certainly is soggy. you will go through the metro and northern portions of the metro, pushing out to ankeny and grimes, moderate rainfall through the area. this will continue through the afternoon. if you have outdoor plans early or through middle portions of the day, plan on rain. a broader look, over the past few hours, this is when this has developed. it should continue to intensify as it goes to the north and northeast.
to heavy at times. this system will push through and light wind out of the southeast will eventually be transitioning to out of the northwest. it will turn gusty at times. right now the areas to the northwest are not picking up on much. this could eventually transition over to snow through later portions of the day, not looking at accumulations, mainly snow mixing in. not seeing much as far as rain goes yet but that should intensify as the day wears on. five hundredths of an inch for des moines. six hundredths for lamoni. topping out at 48 degrees, a mild day but all accounts 16 degrees above average. as we continue to fall in not only moisture but warmth from the south.
cooler air and it is generating snow through central portions of nebraska. this system continues to push eastward and as it does so it will take moisture with it. on the backside, a bit of snow works its way in and it is possible for better chances through the day on christmas eve. i don't think we pick up much. if you are hoping for a white christmas, we have an outside shot of picking up on a bit of that tomorrow. futurecast continues to drive in rain through the afternoon. notice the taper down and a chance for light snow mainly to the north. after that it clears out almost completely. i do think thursday we are looking at chances for a bit of snow. you can see cooler air starting to make its way on in. through the next eight days, 38 on thursday. back into the mid 40's for the weekend but after that we get a good dose of reality. as we go into the upper 20's for
elizabeth: the december reality. eric: there are eight issues over eight weeks. our special series focusing on the hottest topics of the 2016 presidential race in the run-up to the iowa caucuses. elizabeth: health care is back in the headlines and nikole killion is in our washington bureau to explain how it could play in the race to the white house. nikole: it is an issue that has polarized politicians and voters alike. ever since the president signed his landmark health care law, nearly six years ago. >> strike it down. nikole: it has caused controversy from the court to congress. >> this was not the health care promised to americans. >> health should be a right guaranteed to all. nikole: after dozens of attempts, they attempted to repeal the lobby called obamacare.
portions of it in the massive budget bill and may use it as a talking point in 2016. >> from a political perspective, it is the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. when they run aggressively they tend to do fairly well. nikole: putting democrats on defense. >> you cannot go into 12 million people who have insurance because of obamacare and take that away. you cannot tell people with cancer who have gotten insurance because of obamacare that they no longer have insurance. nikole: while presidential hopefuls may play up the issue on the trail. >> obamacare has cooled a bit as an issue. nikole: kaiser family foundation ceo drew altman says there are more pressing health concerns. >> we found the high cost of drugs was really a surprise to me, emerged as the number one issue for people as their top priority for the president and congress. nikole: kaiser says the majority of those surveyed are concerned about the prices of so-called
as well as rising out-of-pocket cost especially when it comes to deductibles. in washington, nikole killion, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: the public remains divided according to kaiser over the health care law. 40% favorite and 46% are opposed. you can see where the presidential candidates stand anytime online at kcci.com. just click on the eight issues eight weeks tab on our homepage. eric: see how a concert to honor
military t 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. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. 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.
jason: welcome back. the saltiness continues out there. -- soggy mess continues. it will continue its way northward through the day so plan on rain for a good portion of the day. we will likely see a transition to a light mix through the later afternoon. highs in the mid to upper 40's some mild air. it's crazy to think we are in the middle of december and some could be talking thunderstorms in mainly southeastern portions of the state. a chance for severe weather to the east coming out of our hair but we won't have to worry about that. rain will transition to a bit of an xp. then we have -- a bit of a max.
or snow nearly every single day but the best shot rules and monday. >> hopefully she's not nervous because she hasn't seen me in so long. elizabeth: a soldier back home in time for the holidays springs a big surprise on his daughter at school. it happened tuesday afternoon at westridge elementary in west des moines. eric: mark tauscheck tells us the father and daughter had seen each other in a year. -- haven't seen each other in a year. mark: everybody in the gym excited about christmas. in the front row, olivia grubbs is singing her heart out for an annual tradition. she had no idea the present that will make her happier than anything else was standing on
[applause] >> i missed you. i told you i was going to see you. i missed you. >> i tried to see through the crack of the door to see what you was wearing pink, -- i thought she was wearing pink. mark: olivia, not letting go after a long year from no hu gs. eric: very cool. sergeant grubbs a surprised his other daughter at her daycare