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state regulations allow up to 12 children in one home. kcci's cynthia fodor has the details. cynthia: stacey and steve, the city manager says the ordinance to have only six children in a home is only enforced if a complaint is made. but one complaint is now forcing the city to look at nearly 500 day care operations in homes. laura beckler ammann has watched children for 12 years. >> this is all paperwork i keep track of because i'm a registered provider. cynthia: she runs her business by the book but never heard about a city ordinance until now. >> i actually a.m. registered with the state and i can have up to 8, but now city saying i can only have 6. so how do you tell your neighbor i can't watch your child , anymore? cynthia: she and others worry kids will fall through the cracks with no place to go. councilwoman chris hensley, whose mother ran a day care,
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change. >> i would like to see us get in line with the state. i don't see the city having to go through and do the inspections, that is the state. as long as they have gone through that process at the state, and we need to get our act together and be compatible. cynthia: the city is now sending out letters to the largest 25 , daycares that have more than 16 children. >> whether or not fire codes are being met, or if sprinkler systems are necessary in the larger forms. cynthia: the city manager says providers with more than six children need two approvals. one from building inspectors to determine if a sprinkler needs to be installed, and another from the zoning board to make sure the daycare is appropriate in their residential neighborhood. so how many is too many? the state allows 12 children in a home, but the city manager says 8 may be the right number before safety measures like -- safety measures are required. chris hensley says she will take
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at the next council meeting, so parents won't have to worry about finding care for their kids. steve: new information tonight tonight into the shooting death des moines police now say the man was shot and killed by urbandale police last week in a holiday inn lobby is the only suspect in last month's murder of 71-year-old norma jean mcneeley on the southeast side. kcci's mark tauscheck is live at des moines police headquarters to explain how the police made the connection. mark: today we learned the man , who police say killed mcneeley is dead, and he actually called police the night he killed her. it is a bizarre situation but , the bottom line is des moines police say they have solved the murder case. des moines police say dna evidence has linked the deceased ali yahia to the death of 71-year-old norma mcneeley.
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the scene matched yahia, who, 9 days ago, was shot and killed by police who were responding to a report of drug activity at this urbandale hotel. des moines detectives say yahia was a suspect within hours of mcneeley's murder, because the night of her death, yahia called police to his douglas avenue apartment, claiming he had been the victim of a home invasion. police say he staged an elaborate crime scene all to apparently justify a large knife wound on his left hand. detectives were suspicious yahia had been at mcneeley's home earlier that night not only because of his bloody hand but also because they knew him so well. >> given his criminal history he is a longtime well known violent offender, both with the burglaries and some robberies. we can speculate he went there to commit one of those crimes. mark: police tell me this afternoon that with the only suspect now dead the mcneeley , murder case is closed. steve: urbandale police say they have found a teenager they wanted in connection with the
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yahia's death. investigators issued a material witness warrant for 17-year-old kiara olson last wednesday. olson turned herself in to police and has been questioned. stacey: des moines police found a stabbing victim outside a convenience store on southeast 14th early this morning. the victim called 911 from the store after he was stabbed during a fight with a man during a party nearby. officers found the suspect, daniel cruz, not far away. he's charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. ice jams cause flooding troubles. kcci's vanessa peng is in boone county to show us what it looks like. vanessa: ice jams are breaking apart on the boone river from fort dodge south to boone, leading to flooding. boone county emergency management says an ice jam that broke in fraser came downstream causing this damage. , the wagon wheel bridge now has a kink in it. it could collapse. an ice jam is made up of large pieces of ice that stick
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, like dams, ice jams keep water back. and once they break free like this weekend in central iowa with warmer temps, they come crashing downstream with lots of water and ice. >> ice jams are hard to predict . where they're going to be and if they are going to happen. they tend to rapidly change water levels up and down. stacey: vanessa peng reporting. park rangers closed the lower half of ledges and canyon drive flooding. no word yet on when they'll reopen. believe that there are some bad things that happened with your winter weather. this weekend. snowpacked. northwestern iowa. still some snow to the northwest there.
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if we do get any breaks, it will likely fill in with some fall. mostly cloudy tomorrow, that temperature topping out at 46 degrees. tomorrow, the 40's. that will cool down into the upper 30's on thursday. as we head towards the weekend, saturday around 51, and then we dropback down early next week. steve: lifeserve blood center says it is putting extra precautions in place, now that the zika virus has been detected in the midwest. lifeserve says that any donors who have travelled to mexico, central america, south america, somoa, and cape verde in the last 28 days, will be asked to wait to give blood. lifeserve is now asking people who are planning a trip to a zika-infected area to donate blood before they travel. stacey: the des moines police department wants every uniformed officer equipped with a body
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but at more than $1 million, do worth the cost? kcci's marcus mcintosh shows us where the money is coming from. marcus: by this is the view des june, moines police will capture of its interaction with the public. officers are expected to be equipped with body cameras. our organization from top to >> bottom, newest officer to some of the oldest, they all support this and think it is a great idea. marcus: we spoke to people who live and work in des moines and learned their opinions of police being equipped with body cameras are mostly positive but for some different reasons. from getting to the truth. >> the criminal element lies. they will say anything to get out of being a criminal, so it's a good idea. marcus: to protection. >> i'm for it,i think it protects everybody. having cameras on police protects the police protects me , as a citizen. it protects innocent people. marcus: to an unbiased view on any encounter between the police and the public. >> it is like a third eye on the
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have your officers who say what they say, and you would actually have something there that is not on either side. marcus: the police department is confident the money to pay for the body cameras will not be an obstacle. they can't wait to put them into use. >> a long time coming and we are excited about it. stacey: the cameras will be paid for through a combination of public funds and private donations. police say they're looking for a body camera system that will be compatible with the department's in car camera systems. steve: the iowa utilities board says it hopes to release its decision on the controversial baaken oil pipeline proposal, at -- proposal on march 9 and 10. the chairwoman says the board hopes to have a draft proposal that all sides can look at on march 9. then, they will discuss any changes that need to be made. they will then vote on those charges on the 9th or the 10th. iowa is the only state left on the route that has not yet approved the pipeline. it will carry oil from north
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illinois. stacey: central iowa's gas price been a case of too much of a good thing., a fuel price monitoring website, says prices climbed after eli midwest cutting production. the reason, to reduce an already growing stock of gas. but even as gas prices rise a few cents a gallon, it is still in the last few years. just three years ago, gas prices topped out at more than $3.50 a gallon. when the temperatures warm up so does the des moines concert line-up. which acts are coming to the metro starting this spring. steve: plus the hawkeyes and , cyclones both dropped games last week. straight ahead how far both have , dipped in the polls. and, there are basketball fans, and then there is chris evans. see how this superfan cranks up
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team, in tonight's this is iowa. what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight.
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well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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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
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steve: every spring, buzzer beaters get basketball fans screaming. stacey: but at grand view university, one guy gives his a voice a workout even when he's , watching a blowout. it's eric hanson's this is iowa. eric: find a gym and a team and , you'll hear 'em. students whose job description's right in their title. cheer leader. but spend the night in grand view's gym and you'll quickly realize the dance team and cheer leaders are actually following. >> shout that viking spirit out. craig: --eric: the superfan at mid-court. at hilton or carver, chris evans might blend in. here?
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the gals on the baseline just. . -- just let him leave. >> he steals the show and we -- let him lead. >> he steals the show and we can't compete with that, so that's ok. eric: it started last season when the junior from earlham decided grandview's crowd was being too iowa-nice. so he appointed himself a one-man cheer squad, who doesn't let a timeout go by. >> wave action. eric: without trying to get every grandpa up for the wave. >> woo. i do it because i feel people should be more into this game. eric: which is remarkable, given what chris evans was like just a couple seasons ago. >> growing up, i had a lot of trouble talking to people. i have autism. meaning, i can't communicate with others as well as other people do. eric: just verbalizing that is amazing. standing up in front of a crowd
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>> gvu! >> gvu! eric: that's a lesson he didn't learn in a textbook. it's taken more hours of practice than any point guard on the court. >> he's found himself a lot, you know? he's very confident when he comes to games. >> all of the sudden, i just like being in front of the crowd. eric: and since he found the courage to cheer even halftime , conversations have gotten easier. but just as impressive? the loudest voice in the gym. >> defense. defense. eric: really does blend in on a campus where even the cheer-followers have his back. >> you can't help but smile. >> it's just fun. eric: chris is already fired up for wednesday, grand view's last home game of the season. then, his voice will get a rest until football season. eric hanson, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: a pair of big concerts are coming to des moines this
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12-time grammy award winner paul simon will be des moines on wednesday, may 18. he'll perform at 8:00 p.m. at the des moines civic center. tickets go on sale this friday, through the civic center box office, online at or at any ticketmaster outlet. steve: month later comedian jim , gaffigan will perform at wells fargo arena in des moines. tickets also go on sale this friday. stacey: we are for a little sunshine. today. especially earlier in the day. nothing but clouds out there. a little bit of a chill. even up to the north, where it
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but somewhat, all the way up to 47. the sun comes up now before 7:00, goes down at about 5:57. clouds hang around at 10:00 p.m. i think you get a break in the clouds in northern iowa. you may see a little bit of fog forming later tonight. tomorrow morning, north of very light snow. temperatures go from around freezing at 7:00 a.m. up into the 40's. new, 44. 4:00 p.m. temperature, 46 degrees. sunshine early on. there was more sun the farther east you were today, maybe two around the iowa city area. the system that is going to move through tomorrow, a bitter -- a bigger impact to the north with a mix near bismarck in indianapolis. chicago, partly cloudy and 44.
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here's that week system moving through, just generating some very light snow into northern iowa. the system to the south of us will have a little impact in missouri, but a much bigger impact to the southeast. futurecast, here are our clouds. some light snow north of highway 20. the clouds will hang around early on wednesday. that, has wednesday afternoon losing, we will see some sunshine and then another week boundary moves on through. this could bring generally some flurries that could hang around on thursday. temperatures tonight down to around 32 degrees. a little patchy fog up to the north. tomorrow, a chance at some very light snow in northern iowa.
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with some sunshine. 40 degrees. it is late wednesday when we could see a week system move through. thursday, the winds are going to how a bit. we will see some gusts over 35 miles per hour. windy on thursday, but better days ahead. how about 50's on saturday, 40 sunday. steve: another big monday game for the iowa state cyclones.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: will he play or will the? jameel mckay's status is the big question heading into tonight pivotal game for the cycle of the guest west virginia. he suited up but did not play a second on saturday. coach steve prohm call it a coach's decision to lead on the sideline. the team is 3-4 the past 7
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tonight, at number 14 west virginia. fifth time is at 8:00 -- tipped time is live at 8:00 on espn. the hawkeyes dropped a game at penn state last wednesday. it also left fran mccaffery's team with renewed focus. >> these next four games are all against really good teams. hopefully we will play a lot better than we have recently. we are close, but i think our defense has to get better, especially with the weapons we are going to face on wednesday night. >> the last two practices have been doing a nice job for us, and just getting back to the basics, kind of getting back to what was successful for us earlier. andy: iowa's players hosting a
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badgers wednesday night at 8:00. there are no high school events at wells fargo arena this week. this, after four full days of state wrestling competition. next up, the best prep basketball squads will make their way here. girls next week, boys the following seven days. we'll have highlights from the postseason leading up to the well tonight at 10:00. vinton shellsburg is your class 1a state bowling tournament. make stein takes the -- nick stein takes the individual crown. wild hosts manitoba. this is one of these crazy stretches where they played three of 16 games at home.
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at's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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kurtis: cloud cover out there tonight. temperatures drop to 30 tomorrow. could be some light snow in northern iowa. any chance of snow wednesday would be late. stacey: thank you. thanks for joining us. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] i've been a turkey farmer my whole life... and i raise turkey for honeysuckle white . we don't use growth-promoting antibiotics, that's just the way things should be done. that's important to me. my name is glenn, and i'm an independent turkey farmer. (female announcer) honeysuckle white . no growth-promoting antibiotics,
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