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borders were closed. >> what can you tell us about what's happening tonight? >> i was actually attending the game, planning on covering a post-match event, butt turned out to be a very different story. twoery loud explosions, and you may know about soccer, sometimes there is some fireworks involved. but this time, it was much louder than fireworks, and then sirens, probably from police or rescue operations. we were not allowed to leave during the break, but the french president left during the game. >> and you could hear explosions, but they were not ininde the stadium? >> no, at least two very loud
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near the stadium. and it was impossible to get near the cafe. it was protected by heavy police presence, and of course, security, police presence. but this time around, it was a beefed-up security operation. >> what could they tell you about what was happening?g? >> well, police would not speak totous. we trieded to gather information, but considering the emergency of the situation, it was not a priority to talk to us. but people that attended the game said they noticed right away, it was clearly not fireworks. in children were attending the games, soccer fans. some of them were stuck on the pitch. they had just left about ten
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minutes ago, t ty had to wait way afterrhe end of the game to be a ae to evacuate and hopefully make it home safely. and there is beefed-up police presence all around the capital. >> and i want to go back to matt olsen. the french newspaper is reporting that the alpha red plan which is in place in case of a multiattack, all places have been set on a high alert. >> well, as brian mentioned, thth has the hallmarks of what we saw after 11, how seriously the french are taking it. >> and the situation at the bataclan concert hall, who is in control tactically in this
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situation? >> the french police, and they will coordinate with the military, to figure out the best way both to gather intelligence inside the theater, and how they'll go in. the key is a dynamic entry, where you get t side and surprise the bad guys. that's going to be tricky inside a theater. but it's key to know what they're dealing with. >> but how can they possibly get that intelligence right now? >> two ways. i suspect the intelligence community has already picked up some information, through wires and sources. and also, there are microcameras about the size of your finger, you drill in, and get a 360 view of thaha area.
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that technology. and i guarantee they've already tried that. >> and they can do that without the hostage takers realizing it's happening? >> they can do it. and you can feed it into the ventilation system, and listening devices, they'll also try to place those. that's the real key, what do we have, and how can we neutralize it?? >> and all of paris in a state of alert. what kind of alerts will be triggered here at home as well? >> i think the fbi, law enforcement personnel, will be on alert. certainly not on the scale of what's happening in but the real concern, will there be some sort of follow-on attack
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in this country? certainly, there's a capability of groups like isis for small attacks. but the question, can they do it on that level in this country? we'll be on alert over the next few days. >> and pierre thomas, you're spoken with the fbi head about this situation. >> yes, and officials are in contact withheir french counterparts, trying to get additional information. and just in recent weeks, i had the chance to talk to a senior french national police official, and he talked about the fact that in france, there were dozens upon dozens of suspected islamic radicals they had to monitor. and he talked about the intense prprsure they were underervery day toe on alert for this kind of scenario. and it's horrible to see it
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unfold tonight. >> and we saw in the "charlie hebdo" tragedy, some of them had been in the system and let out. >> exactly. he talked about the difficulty to try to monitor all these people. and clearly, tonight, there was an intelligence failure. >> and this comes on the heels of the drone strike against jihadi john. >> true, but this was clearly months. does the plan include other attacks in other locations and countries? this is a devastating attack on france. the country is shut down. a state of emergency, and they don't have a full handle yet on just how bad it is. >> and the french president saying, we must be united.
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declared a state of emergency. and jon karl at the white house, the president doesn't have full information yet eieier? >> he made it very clear, we don't know exactly what was behind this. he said he didn't want to speculate. but also said, u.s. authorities have been in touch with french authorities to offer whatever assistance we can. he has not called the french president yet, in the wake of the attack, because he's probably got much too much on his hands. but the united states stands by to offer whatever assistance. and the president told you, about the threat from isis, it's largely been contained, the white house talking about a series of good developments in
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including the attack that apparently took out jihadi john. but the attack on the russian plane leaveingeing egypt, the attack on the plane leaving lebanon, and three attacks in france coming in short order. >> and the president said nsensus inside t t intelligence community is that isis is in some way responsible for the russian plane attack? >> they do believe the growing attack. if this also proves to be the same situation, it will confirm that isis has surpassed al qaeda as a threat around the world. >> not necessarily because they can direct all of these attacks,
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>> they certainly have throrohout, as with the "charlie hebdbd attack just ten months ago. and there are ongoing operations. this is not over by any means. >> an talk a little bit about where isis is most active. a base of operations in syria, in iraq. >> but they recruit heavily from the united kingdom, france, belgium, italy, have gone, heard the call, and gone to join, or have stayed back to fight in their home country. >> and martha raddatz now joininin us. u were recently in a ahan tanistan afghanistan. isis on the rise there, too. >> and they talk about the vast areas, but still, people want to join isis. in afghanistan, they're not sure they're core isis, but they're
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definitely being recruited, and definitely carrying out attacks there. this tonight, the thing that is most striking, is the clear coordination. a lot of people involved. you had the paris police, all of france on the lookout for these types of terrorist attacks. and t, these people, somehow, slipped throughghhe cracks. there are so many of them, you just can't stop them all. that is the real fear. >> and the president announcing the first coordinated attacks against isis, he said the goal was to destroy isis. now, it apparently is containing them. >> yes, and the strategy for destroying isis so far is largely military. the attacks in iraq, the attacks in syria, some in afghanistan as well. but these kinds of recrcrts, peoplele who will gout intnt a majojo city in the world and
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carry out these attacks, these are hard to stop. this is the real challenge, it's not people who were in one place in iraq, in one place in syria. we had lots of people talking to us about iraq and syria today, saying they're killing mid and high-level isis leaders. one every couple of days. 75 since may. but that does not stop this kind of attack. it's a real law enforcement problem. >> and we s s the scene in papas, it appeared to see officials taking some bodies away. what can you tell us about the attack and who may be behind it? >> this is a major, sophisticate sophisticated attack. bombings, shootings, hostage
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we haven't seen anything like this, with the possible exception of the mumbai attack. and this is not sosothing that came in reaction too any eventnt this week. this was planned for weeks if not months in advance, and it comes after the russian airplane was downed in egypt, after a major bombing in beirut. the first in a long time, which appears to be an isis attack. so, this organization that we've heard about, the isis external branch, created to stage attacks outside of the area of iraq and syria, has now, this week, in the last week, staged its first three major attacks. we don't know that yet. but that's a r rl possibility. >> brad garrett, the police
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outside that bataclan concert hall, how long will they let this go on? >> i think, once they're able to figure out exactly what they do have, they may try to communicate with them. i would, to see if they can get some sort of dialogue going. but that's just to buy time. i think in the next two to three hours, you need to see an entry. >> we're going to wrap up for now. right now, the situation in paris, dozensead after multiple shootings and explosions inn the f fnch capital. some 60 people being held hostage, and the french president has spoken to them.
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righi'm tim seaman. jenna: and d m jenna rehnstrom. news out of paris, france this afternoon, where according to paris police there were three separate coordinated attacks where shooters used automatic weapons tim: there were also two reports of explosions at the stade de france, where a soccer game was being held between the french and teams. tim: the stadium was placed under lock down, president francois hollande was at the stadium, watching france playing world champions germany in a friendly soccer match, but he left to go to the interior ministry. and so far 60 people have been reported to have been slain as a result a current is also unfolding at the bataclan concert hall in
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central paris. after several shots were fired, french news channel bfm tv reported there is said to be at leaea a hundred hoststes at that concert hall the french president has declared a state of emergency and has closed the borders of france, urging his people to have confidence in
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this week, the usda announced that the soybean harvest is at an all time high this year, even surpassing last month's projections. elisa raffa visited a local farmer today and has more. elisa: jolene riessen farms in ida grove. she says she's never had a harvest like this. soybeans yields are at an all time high according to the u-s-d-a. at nearly 4 billion bushels... that's 94 million higher than last month's projection. ida grove farmer jolene riessen is seeing that hold true. "when we're getting between 60 and 65 bushel that's considered very good beans for the year. jeepers, three years ago when we had the drought, we were struggling to get to 60 bushel and now this year we're for the most part, well above that" says jolene riessen, ida farmer. elisa: but with high yields, come lowering prices. although it is stressful for farmers, riessen says now is the time to export.
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more from riessen on her high yields and where she sees the extra bushels going as farmers prepare to sell. reporting live in studio, elisa rafa... abc9 news tim: police in omaha nebraska made a huge bust tracking down 4 hundred pounds of marijuana yesterday the nearly 400 pound haul was seized from a recreational vehicle during a traffic stop. authoritiess say 20-year-old giovanni barreto , 19 year old manuel guillen junior and jaun martinez guillen. were all travelling from california planning to stop in iowa. when k-9 units were deployed, the dogs picked up the odor of illegal drugs in the camper. after seeing the reaction of the dogs, one of the suspects attempted to flee the scene after the vehicle was searched, deputies found 12 large bags containing 397 pounds of packaged marijuana, barreto and guillen were booked for possession of marijuana with
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intent to deliver. the street value of the haul was over two million dollars jenna: sioux city police are still asking for the public's help after a gas this security footage was just released from inside the kum and go on pierce street early thursday morning. police say the individual robbed gas station at gunpoint. if you have information in relation to the robbery, contact authorities or call crime stoppers at 712- 258-tips. you do not have to give your identity. fred: the port neal welding company skycam hd shows plenty of sunshine. 52 was the high today after a low of 24. the king's pointe skycam hd in storm lake shows a nice looking evening. pollen levels are low today. 46 is our sioux city temperature. local temperatures
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are in the 40s northeast and 50s southwest. dew points are in the 20s and 30s, which means that the air is dry enough for another cool night tonight, but it won't be quite as cold as last night. what a difference a day makes with our wind! we only surpassed 10 in the afternoon. the satellite and radar shows our system from wednesday pushing clouds associated the northwest be about all we see stormcast hd shows mostly clear skies tonight and a great day tomorrow, with temperatures. we'll see a few more clouds sunday, but it will still be nice and warm. sunday night weather pattern will turn wet and stay that way for a few days. a quarter of an inch to a half of an inch of rain can be
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expected sunday night and early monday morning. tonight, expect a low of 29 with mostly clear skies. tomorrow, skies will be sunny and the weather could not be nicer. the high will be 64. the 7-day shows warm 60s through tuesday, with rain chances monday, tuesday, and wednesday next week. by the end of the workweek, highs will only be in the 40s with breezy winds. our stretch of nice weekends this coming weekend, we will have enjoyed dry weather for 12 out of 13 weekends! tim: (jenna) thanks, fred. skycam hd shows plenty of sunshine. 52 was the high today after a low of 24. the king's pointe skycam hd in storm lake
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levels are low today. 46 is our sioux city temperature. local temperatures are in the 40s northeast and 50s southwest. dew points are in the 20s and 30s, which means that the air is dry enough for another cool night tonight, but it won't be quite as cold as last night. what a difference a day makes with our wind! we only surpassed 10 miles per hour late the afternoon. the satellite and radar shows our system from wednesday pushing away and a few clouds associated with a system over the northwest pushing in. that will be about all we see tonight. the (fred)
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afternoon, where according to paris police there were three separate coordinated attacks where shooters used automatic weapons tim: there were also two reports of explosions at the stade de france, where a soccer game was being held between the french and german national teams. tim: the stadium was placed under lock down, president francois hollande was at the stadium, wching france playing world champions germany in a friendly soccer match, but he left to go to the interior ministry. people have been been slain as a result a current hostage situation is also unfolding at the bataclan after several shots were fired, french news channel bfm tv reported hostages at that concert hall the french declared a state has closededhe france, urging his people to have confidence in france's security
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forces stay tuned to abc9 news for the latest
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breaking news.
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multiple deadly shootinin and explosions. among them, near the country's main sports stadium. the president of france raced to safety. and a siege under way, with many hostages inside. and word the attacks included at least one paris restaurant. dozens believed dead. our entire team is on this, a special edition of "world news tonight" begins now. good evening. we begin tonight@ with the horror unfolding in paris as we come on the air. that city under attack. dozens believed dede. and sources telling the associated press these were in fact suicide attacks.% and one of them outside the main
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