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highway 92 tuesday morning, when shady was driving west into winterset. his car hit a patch of ice and spun out. he barely had time to compose himself, when a blue truck hit him and t-boned him on his driver's side. brett: and then, i look left. and just, pop! next thing i remember, i was pretty much going in the ditch. rose: leaving a deep dent on the driver's door and shattering the glass. but shady's biggest pain wasn't the damage. brett: he drove off. he didn't stop. he didn't stop to see if we were ok. rose: an act shocking shady's wife, megan. megan: it didn't even dawn on them to stop. i mean, they could have killed them. and so, they just drove off. rose: now, they're out a car and facing insurance and surgery bills. but the shadys say they just want the driver of the blue truck to come forward. megan: we're not angry. at this point, we've kind of moved past that. but we do want it resolved, and do want it put behind us. rose: if you might have any information about this crash, you can contact the madison county sheriff's office or iowa state patrol. steve?
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stacey: a former johnston school bus driver, charged with child endangerment and assault for pushing a student on his bus, wants his upcoming trial moved. robert scarbrough requested a change of venue wednesday. the judge has not ruled on the motion. his trial is still scheduled to start february 8. police charged scarbrough back in october, after a student on his bus recorded this incident. scarbrough confronted a special needs student, who had thrown something at him, and then pushed that student down. steve: investigators say they've wrapped up their investigation into a nevada house fire. the body of adam blazek was found inside the home thursday. investigators say it looks like blazek poured flammable liquids throughout the house, then set it on fire. police say blazek then shot himself. stacey: a chicago man found guilty of murdering his own three-year-old daughter in bedford. 26-year-old charles hall found guilty of both murder and child endangerment. back in may, the taylor county sheriff found the girl unresponsive in hall's home. hall's girlfriend was also
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guilty to child endangerment causing bodily injury. steve: the iowa supreme court plans to hold a special evening session on february 16, to hear the case of the estate of the late slipknot member paul gray versus gray's former doctor, daniel baldi. gray's estate says a lower court made a mistake when it threw out their lawsuit against baldi. gray, the bassist for the des moines-based heavy metal band slipknot, died of a drug overdose back in may of 2010. the lower court ruled that gray's wife could not sue, because she missed the two-year deadline. and gray's child could not sue for the loss of a parent, because she hadn't been born when gray was still alive. prosecutors charged baldi with involuntary manslaughter in connection with gray's death. but a jury found baldi not guilty. iowa house republicans have introduced a bill that would ban so-called sanctuary cities in the state. law enforcement in many iowa
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suspected illegal immigrants for federal agents. fearing lawsuits, because holding them may be unconstitutional. if passed, the bill prevents local governments from limiting or restricting the enforcement of any federal immigration law. stacey: also at the statehouse, a bill that would require stanford university to issue an apology to iowa for its halftime rose bowl show is all but dead in the iowa senate. the bill, proposed by mark chelgren of ottumwa, would have banned collaboration between iowa's state universities and stanford, until stanford officials apologized for the band's behavior. senate majority leader michael gronstal says he won't schedule the bill for floor debate. the old clarinda mental health institute says it's having trouble finding tenants. the state closed the clarinda mental health institute seven months ago. since that time, most of the facility has been empty. while many say the grounds are impressive, there have been no
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and that leaves a town with a large parcel of empty property. candidates are gone, it's time to count up the cash. officials are starting to look at the economic impact of the iowa caucuses. our chief political reporter cynthia fodor has the latest. cynthia: steve, local businesses that usually see a slowdown in january are starting off the year with a big bump in their bank accounts. this bed and breakfast on grand is usually empty in january. this year, it was filled with reporters from all over the world. lauren: media from netherlands, austria. new york and california. cynthia: lauren smith could see the impact on the local economy through her guests, who were out shopping and spending at local restaurants. lauren: there's an economic multiplier. it's phenomenal. and it's great business for us. cynthia: the des moines convention and business bureau estimates $10 million poured into the local economy, and as much as $40 million into the state.
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pair of shoes or cufflinks or a tie, or whatever it is. lots of money being spent. cynthia: and the caucuses put more money in the wallets of workers, who staged hundreds of campaign events for 22 candidates over the past year. >> you're looking at laborers, carpenters, electricians, security. on and on, it is lots of jobs created. cynthia: the caucus activity started over a year ago here, when candidates started canvassing the state. now, they've all moved on to new hampshire. and i will be heading there as well this weekend, bringing you live reports through the primary tuesday. steve: thank you, cynthia. looks like we have a nice weekend on tap. kurtis: warmer temperatures, though this evening we do have a light coating of snow. mainly on the car windshields and a little bit on the sidewalk, it is moving to the east very quickly.
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there, more activity to the west. but that is falling apart. the weekend looking good, 38 on saturday. we could have fog early, then we break free to sunshine. southwest wind at 5-10. sunday is up to 40, but i want to mention the wind will get very strong, and by sunday night, we could have issues with blowing snow to the north. because of that potential, a blizzard watch will go into effect for calhoun county from 3 p.m. to 9 a.m. also included in this, harlan county and sac county and areas north. we will look at a couple of snow chances coming up in the next eight days, coming up. stacey: they didn't think it was possible. but now, they're doing it. kcci's vanessa peng live in ames, to show how young athletes with disabilities are skiing. vanessa: stacey, that's right. over in boone at seven oaks,
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with walking are going fast down a ski held. look, ma. no hands. mike: this is a group that doesn't, a lot of time, have the opportunity to get that wind-in-their face kind of experience. and skiing is able to do that. vanessa: these kids with disorders and birth defects, like spina bifida and cerebral palsy, are skiing through specially designed sit skis. quinton: i never knew they made this kind of sports, this kind of skiing. vanessa: this is the fourth year adapative sports iowa has opened the slopes to athletes who never thought they would be speeding down a hill at seven oaks. sheldon: it honestly makes me feel like i'm a part of something. >> track to the left, keep hanging left. vanessa: the athletes steer, while the person in the back from adaptive sports controls the speed. this is jacob dodson's second year. jacob: i went over there, and it was awesome. vanessa: jacob has cerebral palsy, which affects his ability to use his muscles. todd: he just wants to be a regular kid, too. he just wants to have fun, and he's an adrenaline junkie. he wants to get down there, go
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and again. so, it gives him something to go "hey, you ski? vanessa: first-timer quinton munson feels the same. he can't wait to tell his friends. quinton: probably going to tell them how much fun i had, and try to see if they're jealous or not. director mike boone says skiing athletes. peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: still to come on the news at 6:00, the red hat gang. why these mercy newborns are all
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and sports director andy garman. steve: big changes are coming to des moines' most popular bar area. stacey: security issues have plagued court avenue. steve: concerns heightened, after a homicide occurred near 3rd and court in december. so, city, county, and private business leaders unveiled a new plan today. it includes installing nine
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police officers staffed in the area, all year long. chris: this is going to be a payoff for all the young people. and families and parents, like me, who want to rest easy at night when their kids are out. steve: electronic engineering of the morning donated the cameras, at a cost of $95,000. we are told the changes will be implemented before the men's ncaa men's basketball tournament comes to town, next month. stacey: our story last night on an indianola family's struggle to understand their son's death, and its possible relationship to the brain injury disorder cte, has been shared thousands of times online. it has also generated lots of comments on kcci's facebook page. one viewer wrote, "everyone should watch this, a parent's worst fear. prayers for the family." "you did a beautiful job last night. i know zach was watching with love." from another viewer, "my heart aches for this family. what a handsome young man.
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love and prayers to his family and friends." and another posted, "such a tragic loss of a great young man. hopefully, his journals and brain donation can help researchers with cte." now, if you missed it, you can see the story on our webpage, steve: well, you can tell by looking at us, today is wear red day, for women's heart health. and, as mercy hospital showed today, you are never too young to take part. just ask these kids, when may be they're old enough to talk. volunteers made 80 red hats for newborns. the red hats draw attention to heart disease and stroke. the american heart association says, both conditions combined, cause 1 in 3 deaths in the u.s. each year. >> i think when people think heart disease, they think older people and other types of blockages. there is a whole different realm of heart disease for pediatrics. the month of february is a good month to remind people of that. steve: the hats will be given to mercy newborns all this month.
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and many of us are already looking ahead to spring. so, lots of people will be heading to the rv camping show, going on right now at the iowa state fairgrounds. it runs through sunday. the show features the latest designs in motor homes, trailers, toy haulers, fold-downs, and fifth wheels. sound like a commercial, don't i? it's at the varied industries building. admission is $7 for adults. stacey: spring cannot get here fast enough. kurtis: thinking about camping, just enjoying those hot august nights. we have flurries tonight, 29 degrees. wind chill is 22, south wind at 20. getting a light dusting in most locations, mainly on your car window. a little bit on the sidewalk. it is moving east, do not expect a lot more flurries. humming to an end at 7 p.m.
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patchy fog in the morning, i think a better chance of locally dense fog off to the west. we will warm up on saturday. above the freezing mark at the new hour. i think highs tomorrow should be around 38. here is that light snow moving on through. just a light coating, the back edge is out in nebraska right now. eventually, the clouds will erode away tomorrow. and a more vigorous system upstream will take until sunday to arrive. here is futurecast. the snow looks like our radar picture, this will slowly take on through. clouds hang around for the early part of saturday, getting some morning. slowly, the clouds move on out. we see some sunshine in the afternoon, central and west. you will stay in cloud cover east and in northern iowa. a frontal boundary will arrive, and may take up a shower. as we go into sunday, we will
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sunday. here comes the band of snow. right now, snow on sunday and monday does not look heavy. most locations will see an inch or less. a better chance of an inch totals up in northern iowa. the combination of wind and the snow on the ground will blow by 6:00 a.m. some snow showers around, clouds hanging around for the day on monday. temperatures tonight, dipping down to the teens. tomorrow, we jumped back up to the 30's -- 38 in des moines, ames is 35. look at california. sunshine tomorrow, san jose is 69. santa clara and the football stadium just north of the san jose airport. here is your super bowl forecast. we will be in the 70's on sunday, kickoff is 69. game comes to an end at 60 degrees.
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southwest winds at 5-10. father early, clouds send, tomorrow. hope to see you there tomorrow. wind. always good on a bike ride. we see some sunshine out there. 40 degrees on sunday, so the strong wind late in the day, but it is late into monday highway 30 north. again, not additional snow. it is the wind interacting with the snowpacked, and that will really limit visibility. a cold snap early next week, and we slowly climb up to the 30's. stacey: thank you. steve: scott reister's live in santa clara, california with a preview. scott: taking over this beautiful city, we will show you
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50, broncos and panthers from san francisco. looking for a great game out there. scott reister is right in the mix of a wild the scene by the day. scott: there is so much to see and do in this beautiful city, as we count down the days until super bowl sunday. everywhere you look, you see football fans are you in a city of iconic structures and a beautiful scenes, there is a lot to take him. >> alcatraz, the big bus tour. >> fisherman's wharf. scott: you can see where girls really do come from. test the waters, hear the sounds. >> i want to look for the sea lion. hopefully, i can take one home with me. scott: the biggest site, all of these people -- an extra one million visitors i the bay.
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half of charlotte is here. scott: half of the world is here. >> the best half, anyway. scott: many packed into the free super bowl city. photo opportunities galore, free concerts all week long, network tv stages. and plenty to purchase. >> it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, just super bowl 50. you could not not be here. scott: it all leads up to super bowl sunday, catch the game on kcci. we have a cyhawk connection. we will have that report coming up tonight at 10:00. until then, i think we can take care of ourselves doing something fun in san francisco. andy: scott, appreciate it. thank you very much. kicksoff at 5:30. pregame starts at 10 a.m. on sunday right here.
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our game of the week dowling at , johnston girls. getting ready to tipoff here. actually, just underway. highlights from centennial and waukee. indianola at hoover boys. and women's hoops first, drake hosting wichita state. northern iowa against missouri state. on the ice tonight, the wild host chicago. bucs host waterloo. all of those at 7:00 tonight. stacey: i don't know what is wrong with your view year.
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