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embarking on a new >> the most-watched news at noon in central iowa, this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon. mollie: a des moines man suffers a severe gunshot wound to the suzman -- to the stomach but now , police are questioning the man's story of what actually happened. good afternoon and joining -- and thanks for joining us. a police report from last nights
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unsure about a possible suspect in the incident. des moines police tell us they interviewed the victim identified as dustin curtis while he was being treated at iowa methodist. curtis told police that he heard a small pop while getting cigarettes from his car. he said he later discovered a small wound to his stomach and was taken to the emergency room. however, police say there are inconsistencies in curtis' story as well as that of a witness. right now they are trying to , determine if the wound may have somehow been self inflicted perhaps by accident. , curtis under went surgery. his condition is not known at this time. we'll continues to follow this story. look for updates later today on the news at 5:00 and 6:00 and at our website also happening right now, police in newton are searching for two escaped inmates. officials say michael amodeo and jessy foley were discovered missing from the newton correctional center around 10:00 saturday night. amodeo is serving a 10 year sentence on drug related charges. foley is serving a 27 year
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charges. if you see them, or know where they might be, you are asked to contact police. an estimated 1600 people who were overpaid a total of nearly $434,000 in unemployment benefits can keep the money. iowa workforce development says the state didn't keep a list of people who tried to return the money making it possible for , anyone to argue that the state waived its collection rights. in commitment 2016 news donald , trump may have gotten the endorsement of new jersey governor chris christie last week but iowa governor terry , branstad is not ready to support any presidential candidate. at his weekly press conference this morning, governor branstad said regardless of whether you agree with christie's endorsement or not, he says he respects it as a strategic, timely move that helped move the spotlight off of marco rubio's good debate performance back to donald trump.
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move it was a strategically good , move. i am not intending to make an endorsement in the near future. i think we will have some indication as to how things are going when you have all these states voting on super tuesday. mollie: branstad also announced iowa has received a federal grant for 6 communities to help improve health care. the state innovation model or sim initiative will bring together hospitals, doctors and local agencies to focus on issues like obesity and diabetes in their communities. meanwhile marco rubio today is , continuing to target trump for not disavowing the kkk and a white supremacist. this on the eve of super tuesday. there are nearly a dozen states voting tomorrow and hundreds of delegates up for grabs. craig boswell has more details from the white house.
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himself at the center of controversy after former ku klux klan leader david duke publicly stated his support for the businessman. on sunday, trump didn't immediately condemn the white supremacist. >> i know nothing about david duke. i know nothing about white supremacists. craig: trump said he had a bad monday, earpiece telling nbc's today show he doesn't want duke's support. >> i don't mind disavowing anybody. and i disavowed david duke and i disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. craig: still trump's opponents , are on the attack. >> it makes him unelectable. how are we going to grow our refuses to condemn the ku klux klan? don't tell me he doesn't know who the ku klux klan is. >> that should be common ground among republicans, among democrats among everyone. , that bigotry, that anti-semitism, that racism has no role in politics. craig: democrats do agree bernie sanders tweeted america's first black president cannot and will not be succeeded by a hatemonger
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hillary clinton retweeted it. >> thank you so much, south carolina. craig: clinton is looking forward to super tuesday after a resounding victory in south carolina this past weekend. >> tomorrow, this campaign goes national. craig: democrats will vote in eleven states on super tuesday and cbs news polls show clinton with huge leads in the 3 with the largest number of delegates up for grabs. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. mollie: on the -- republican side, the poll shows donald trump leading in virginia and georgia, but ted cruz is winning in texas. this is the last day of february, we had a wonderful weekend, so what is stored for the last day? >> it is lead day and kind of a bonus day, thankfully a warm one so far.
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notice the wind, switching out of the north and west, bringing in cooler air for this afternoon and more clouds and the sun has been trying to peek in and out. notice the precipitation just off to the north and west, that will be sliding through as we head throughout the evening and overnight hours. 2:00, still breezy, watch what happens to our temperatures. 5:00, we are back in the upper 40's. we drop about 10 degrees by 8:00 with those breezy, northerly wind. rain in the metro by 8:00, mixed precipitation off to the north and west. we have a few chances in snow in the eight -- a few chances for snow in the 8 day forecast. mollie: in world headlines one of pope francis' top advisers says the catholic church has made enormous mistakes in allowing thousands of children to be abused over the centuries. cbs' tina kraus has the story from london. >> i swear by almighty god. tina: australian cardinal george pell testified via video-link in
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inquiry into child sex abuse. he told commissioners in sydney it's a scandal that the catholic church allowed thousands of children to suffer abuse at the hands of priests. >> the church in many places, certainly in australia, has mucked things up, has let people down. i'm not here to defend the indefensible. tina: pell acknowledged he had heard that an australian catholic school teacher who serially abused students 'might' be involved in pedophilia activity in the 1970's, but had no idea how rampant clergy abuse was at the that time. >> i must say in those days if a priest denied such activity, i was very strongly inclined to accept the denial. tina: about two dozen abuse survivors from australia traveled to italy to hear pell testify. >> let's get the actions in place to support those with
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ensure that it can never happen to children again. tina: pell, who is now pope francis' top financial adviser, had a private audience with the pope after he testified. mollie: thousands of u.s. service personnel have returned from the battlefield with career-ending wounds. but many of them still have a sense of service and a lot of fight left in them. now some of them are putting their skills to work chasing down people who abuse children. it's all part of a non-profit group called her text. -- called protect. the group partners with homeland security investigations to train and place these veterans with law enforcement agencies around the country going after those who sexually exploit children. >> you see groups of children being abused at levels the average american can't fathom. the abuse seems to be getting more documented and worse. mollie: protect says the united states is the world's largest producer of child pornography, and christian says the idea of
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option. president obama has awarded the nation's highest military honor to a navy seal who participated in a 2012 raid that rescued an american hostage in afghanistan. senior chief special warfare operator edward byers, jr., is the first living, active duty member of the navy to receive the award in four decades. the rescue was undertaken by members of the navy's famed seal team 6. still to come, we wrap up last night's academy awards and show you all of the post-oscar festivities as well.
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more people in the metro >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon with mollie cooney. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. mollie: after several nominations over the years, leonardo dicaprio finally wins his first oscar for best actor.
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after-parties went on well into the night. and after his big win dicaprio took his gold statue to the governors ball while other stars hit the red carpet at elton john's glitzy aids fundraiser. teri okita has more from hollywood. teri: the curse was finally broken for leonardo dicaprio last night who finally took home , the best actor oscar for his role in the revenant. >> it all feels incredibly surreal. teri: brie larson also picked up a golden statue for her performance in 'room.' >> i feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy. teri: when the curtain fell on the big show the stars made their way to the governors ball to toast to the night. >> we worked so hard on this film and to have it rewarded like this is truly amazing. >>'s hollywood racist -- is hollywood racist? teri: many praised host and comedian chris rock who pushed the envelope in addressing the
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>> chris rock is an amazing performer and person and it needed to happen. teri: superstar elton john used his annual afterparty to raise awareness for hiv and aids. >> we've made a lot of progress in the last 30 years but we , still haven't made enough progress. teri: the parties also give celebrities a chance to meet for the first time, and yes, they, too, get starstruck. >> oh, i do. listen, if i walked into leonardo dicaprio right now, i don't know what i would do. teri: fashion stylist carson kressley got a big surprise as he looked over the guest list. >> gene simmons from kiss. >> he's right behind you. >> oh, my god, i was just talking about you. >> i heard. >> you're one of my faves. >> can i touch you? >> i wish you would. teri: the glitz and glamour was not lost on tinseltown's biggest night as celebs showed off their styles and awards into early hours. mollie: solar energy is on the rise among iowa households. now, the city of west des moines is looking to adopt it's first ordinance that would dictate where homes and businesses can put their solar panels, but some
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impact on growth. >> i would hope they wouldn't do anything that would be restrictive enough to actually prevent a lot of people from adopting solar. mollie: brad duggan with iowa solar energy trade association says a lot of residents need to put solar panels on the southside of their homes. in a lot of cases that's the front of the house. so it is very visible and if it can't be placed there it wouldn't be feasible. right now the top 4 counties in iowa for solar are lynn, washington, winneshiek, and dubuque. each of those counties have more than 100 installations. it's tournament time for high school girls basketball teams from around the state. today its, class 1a and 2a quarterfinals at wells fargo arena. turkey valley beat mount ayr 55 to 51. the other one a quarterfinal game between notre dame and key high, just got underway.
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take place today as well, wrapping up with unity christian and west branch at 8:30 tonight. good luck to all of today's teams. and a new coffee shop between ames and des moines is making it clear it's real purpose has nothing to do with coffee. freedom blend coffee is the built across iowa to give kids a second chance. in tonight's this is iowa, eric hanson takes you to the new hangout in huxley where experience isn't required and every cup helps young adults who've been in trouble or are headed toward it. that's tonight on kcci 8 news at 6:00. happy leap day or leap year or whatever and we are looking forward to march. frank: we are and it has not felt like late february, lately. check out this picture sent in by teresa, this was sunset, yesterday.
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71 degrees on saturday, yesterday was not all that bad until the wind which surround. downtown skycam, some high clouds out there with that blue sky trying to peek in and out, but we will see more clouds throughout the afternoon hours. temperatures go down for the rest of the day, that wind is switched out of the northwest and it has been breezy. notice where it is already asserted to cool off, not too far away, webster city right now, 30 -- 37 degrees, 30 for storm lake. 61 in knoxville, mid-50's in burnell. it will be breezy at times, up near 25 miles per hour. expect those temperatures to fall throughout the afternoon and evening hours, 5:00, just
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metro. better chances after 10:00 tonight and it could change over to freezing mix in deloit at 32 degrees. 25 degrees waking up, tomorrow morning. more clouds ahead of that frontal system firing up some snow in the dakotas and will eventually make its way into the state, but the good news for des moines, the heaviest totals to the north, kansas city in the low 70's, mid-60's in st. louis and notice for the cold front is, just the 30's for minneapolis. we have wind out of the north and west and high pressure on its tail, just behind that low pressure system will be keeping wind out of the north for the next several days. cooling down highs throughout, big time in the middle part of the week.
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mainly just rain in des moines and it will be too warm for that snow by that time, notice 1:00 in the morning, the heavier snow lighter snow in the metro will be the trend. northern iowa could pick up on a few inches, but the heaviest east and clears out by the morning hours, and we could even see some sunshine, but the big thing with a temperatures, a lot cooler than today. the heaviest about stay off to the north, less than an inch in des moines, could see a few inches up around fort dodge. keep that snow in mind and a northwestern iowa. the high today is 26 -- the high today is 58, 26 is the low. temperatures around 40 degrees, tomorrow but it warms back up to the 50's by the weekend. mollie: we will just relive saturday over and over again. a big salute to big band era was
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mollie: a lifetime love of music and sharing that music with all ages is the driving force behind the central iowa wind ensemble, getting ready for its next a concert this coming sunday. rich is the president of the board director -- board of directors.
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>> thank you for having us. mollie: tell us about the ensemble. >> we have been together since 2002. it is a group of 55 area musicians and become together for the love of music and we like to present our concerts to the des moines area and central iowa, free of charge. mollie: as far as the background, all ages are playing? >> it is an adult-based group, that people audition to get into. we just have a great time. this year, we have gone to the root of doing partnership concerts where we like to help other area groups raise money for their organizations. our first concert this year was at waukee high school.
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the german club create a little bit of money for the coming trip to germany. science center of iowa. we tied into their exhibit, different. sunday. >> you will hear different then what normal wind ensembles play. we are going into some big band music, frank sinatra and satchmo. we will have a jazz club performer in the group. it is going to be a different variety and will also be a fund-raising concert. mollie: we will have the information. a $10 suggested donation.
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>> i've been playing trumpet for 60 years. ever since i was 10 years old. i've been around this part of the state for a long time. when i heard about this organization and got into the group, it has been phenomenal. some of the music is so good, i'm listening to it at the same time. when they start playing one of the numbers, hello dolly, and the trombones come in and i am jumping up out of my seat because i like to sing it and that conducted the musical as well. it will be a very enjoyable variety of music. mollie: that is wonderful. this all takes place on sunday and is at 2:00. how do we get tickets?
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and admission is by donation. tickets are available at the door and tickets are available to download at >> a couple of tickets you can have. mollie: there you go. thank you very much for coming in and here is to another
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frank: temperatures going down the rest of the afternoon, the snow moves in a run in :00 tonight and look at those
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