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-- ceiling, causing smoke and water damage to the apartments above. at least six other businesses suffered smoke damage including a mortgage company dress shop -- a mortgage company, a just shop and county building. no one was injured and the extent of the damage isn't known. elizabeth: also in newton a registered sex offender is charged in a child sex abuse case. 46-year-old berlou barnard is accused of sexually assaulting his own granddaughter. ashley durant is both the mother of the victim and daughter of the suspect. eric: what really bothers her is that her father's girlfriend 38-year-old michelle wortman knew about the alleged abuse and didn't tell anyone. kcci's jason rantala spoke with the victim's mother in newton. >> i never would have thought in a million years he would have done something like this to her. jason r.: mom ashley durant says she's heartbroken and angry after the jasper county sheriff's office charged her father berlou barnard with sexually abusing her daughter. >> to be let down like that and to be hurt. and for my daughter to be hurt like that, just, it's very hard. jason r.: the jasper county sheriff says durant's daughter told her about the assault
august 13. they say it happened at barnard's home near the 3000 block of highway f 48 west. >> she said mommy i need to tell you something. it was there barnard allegedly touched the girl. >> i was just really in shock. jason r.: barnard's girlfriend michelle wortman saw barnard and confronted him. but the report says wortman never told durant. while wortman allegedly never did anything to protect the girl. >> she got child endangerment and was released on her own recognizance the next day. jason r.: no one answered when we tried knocking on barnard's door sunday. barnard had been previously convicted in a sex abuse case back in 1997 and has been on the sex offender registry ever since. because of this, durant says her daughter would visit her dad with the stipulation wortman would supervise. >> i have a lot of hatred towards her, and in my opinion i think she should be in just as much trouble as he is for allowing it to happen and not saying anything. jason r.: durant says she's received criticism for even allowing her daughter to be with her dad in the first place.
her response. >> they don't understand what it is like. i mean he is my dad. i forgave him for what he had done in the past. i thought he'd changed and it turns out that he didn't'. -- that he didn't. eric: the criminal complaint says durant's daughter talked about several instances of abuse. durant says the abuse is something that will be burned into her daughter for the rest of her life. elizabeth: right now a fort dodge man is in the webster county jail, charged with sex abuse and child endangerment. 23-year-old benjamin vazquez was arrested just before 9 sunday -- just before 9:00 sunday morning. saturday night police responded to a call for domestic violence. a 25-year-old female victim was found in the 1400 block of 2nd avenue. so far no more information about the investigation into vazquez. eric: a close call for a kid in -- for a girl in council bluffs hit by a train near her house. police say 9-yer-old hannah dreher walked in front of a
train around 12:30 sunday afternoon. witnesses say she crossed the tracks after one train passed not seeing a second train. doctors told the family she fractured her skull but should make a full recovery. the national weather service is warning of an elevated fire danger today, because of strong winds and low humidity fire could start easily during the -- winds and low humidity. fire could start easily during the harvest. this was the scene early sunday in sweetland township muscatine county. a member of the iowa storm chasers recorded this video he said a combine caught fire wind quickly spread it fully engulfing 100 plus acres. it took about two hours to bring the fire under control. elizabeth: we will check back in with metinka. that fire danger continues into today, does nick? metinka: -- doesn't it? metinka: a red flag warning for much of the entire state.
winds will continue to increase throughout the rest of the day. temperatures are very mild, in this 50's -- in the 50's and 60's. headed for a warm afternoon, 80 today. eric: despite a chilly morning sunday thousands took to the starting line for the imt des moines marathon and half marathon. elizabeth: the race started and finished on the locust street bridge downtown. kcci's marcus mcintosh was there. marcus: this was the scene at 8:00 this morning on the locust street bridge downtown. thousands of runners and walkers started the imt des moines marathon and half marathon. about 90 minutes earlier the scene was much different much -- much different, much darker and much quieter. one of the first people we saw was dr. richard deming who has about 30 people running the marathon with him as part of above and beyond dr. deming -- as a part of above and beyond. dr. deming takes cancer survivors on incredible journeys. >> the only way to live ones
life is to celebrate each and every day and running is a way to do that. marcus: the celebration on the bridge continued to grow as the dark faded and the crowd on the locust bridge swelled. runners and walkers started warming up and getting ready for the miles that lay ahead of them and found two grinnell college students and a cross country and track coach from eagle grove remembering why they decided to run. >> this is the third or fourth year i have been out here running a few years ago i started running to get in shape and lose some weight i just kept going. >> i've always wanted to do longer distances. i ran cross country in high school and hannah texted me out of the blue over the summer and said let's do a race. >> iran the l.a. marathon before and it was a lot of fun and i wanted to do more long distance running. marcus: but some treat the imt des moines marathon as a race. this. we are indeed a qualifying race business. we are indeed a qualifying race for the boston marathon that is very important to a lot of people out here that is a major life goal for a serious runner. in des moines, marcus mcintosh, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: this is the 14th year
of the imt des moines marathon . some 9000 people registered to participate in either the 5k , kids runs marathon or half marathon. eric: philip lagat of kenya held on to his title as men's champion of the marathon. he finished in two hours, 21 minutes and two seconds. in the women's race brooke degefa of ethiopia won in two hours 33 minutes. in the half marathon mason frank of minnesota took first in one hour 7 minutes. the woman's champion erin fiedler of omaha finishing at one hour and 19 minutes. still ahead this monday morning clinton testimony. , the 2016 hopeful scheduled to talk benghazi this week. and two gop candidates get heated up.
escalating as a tax >> 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. metinka: good morning. you are waking up to a windy and warm morning. it does not feel very fall like. we have that wind at 25 miles per hour. it is a warm wind. the minutes before 5:00 a.m. 55 up in ames.
temps will be warming today. by noon, temps will be in the low to mid 70's. those there are strong winds will gust near 40 miles per hour. combined with very dry conditions will lead to a red flag warning. in effect until 7:00 p.m. eric: in commitment 2016 news, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee this week about benghazi attack. and a war of words between two republican presidential candidates is ratcheted up. julianna goldman reports from washington. julianna: hillary clinton is dismissing her upcoming appearance, saying to previous testimonies -- saying two previous testimonies. >> what difference does it make? julianna: and other congressional inquiries into the
theories, and it's now an attempt to derail her presidential campaign. >> i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might've thought they were doing they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee. julianna: chairman trey gowdy insisted he wants to focus on the events surrounding the attacks even though his committee's investigation revealed the more politically charged issue of clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. >> i have told my own republican colleagues and friends shut up talking about things that you don't know anything about. julianna: but it will be impossible to take politics out of the equation on thursday. >> i wish for once mrs. clinton would be prepared to stand and be held accountable for the murder of four americans in benghazi, libya. julianna: meanwhile this weekend donald trump and jeb bush continued to spar over the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the gop frontrunner's suggestion that former president george w. bush was responsible. >> mr. trump talks about things as though he's still on the apprentice. julianna: bush has been under pressure from donors to take a harder line against trump. and increasingly he's making the case that the republican frontrunner isn't fit to be president.
julianna goldman, cbs news, washington. eric: it is still unclear if vice president joe biden will enter the race for the white house. one of his advisors says he'll make a decision in the near future. elizabeth: to the middle east now where violence is escalating. an arab gunman attacked a bus station, injuring several israelis. the aftermath was caught on cell phone video. jonathan vigliotti reports from jerusalem. jonathan: cell phone video captured the chaos shortly after an arab gunman began shooting and stabbing people at an israeli bus station in beersheba sunday. at least ten people were injured in the barrage of bullets. it is the latest in a series of escalating attacks. some israelis are now taking matters into their own hands. gun shops like this in jerusalem are experiencing a spike in sales. shooting instructor ari dobuler said in the last week, hundreds of israelis have applied for permits. >> if we worked 24 hours a day it would probably be the people coming in.
jonathan police have tried to : diffuse the mounting tension by blocking off arab neighborhoods. but there are fears such measures could fuel more attacks and protests. the unrest began more than a month ago after rumors israeli politicians wanted to block palestinian access to the revered al aqsa mosque, islam's third holiest shrine. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has rejected a proposal to send international observers to the mosque compound. meanwhile israeli forces and palestinians clashed in ramallah. protesters threw stones. israeli troops responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. the gunmen in sunday's attack was killed but not before officials say he shot and killed an armed officer. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, jerusalem. elizabeth: secretary of state john kerry will meet with top israeli and palestinian leaders this week to discuss a path towards peace.
coats. you don't need them today. temperatures are a lot warmer. winds gusting close to 25 miles per hour across the state. those winds will continue to increase as the day goes along. they should stay advisory criteria. by noon, twins will be gusting over 35 miles per hour with all of the -- by noon, winds will be gusting over 35 miles per hour. this means, please postpone any open burning fires. those harvesting in the fields, keep an eye on equipment, they can start a fire very quickly. we are waking up in the 50's, near 60 degrees. a few clouds are moving in from the west. there are no rains. it should be a pretty decent
our weather is going to be changing. there is a cold front that will be moving into the state as we head toward tuesday. this will bring a slight chance for a few showers as we go toward tuesday, noontime. the hold frontal boundary will slowly track off to the east. there may be a few showers left all that's left over for wednesday. -- left over for wednesday. no rain in the forecast today. instead, we are waking up to clear skies. it is very windy. gusting up to 35 miles per hour this afternoon. high temps would be near 80 degrees. overnight lows stay mild, back near 86. clouds will be moving back in.
here is your 8-day forecast. the mild conditions continue into wednesday. really no cold air insight just yet. friday, here comes that better chance of widespread rain. temperatures get back to where they should be. by the end of the weekend, highs will be in the week -- highs will be in the 50's. these temperatures are amazing! eric: tanks metinka. -- thanks metinka. elizabeth: of the past 25 teams to fall behind 2 games to none in the league championship series only 3 have come back to win the series. eric: and that's what the cubs are facing now against the mets of the first. that's new york's daniel murphy. golfing one out for his fourth straight playoff game with a homerun. that put the mets up 3-0 in the first. top of the 2nd same score.
the cubs finally look like they have a run until curtis granderson takes the homer away from chris coghlan. bottom of the more trouble for third, arrieta. yoenis cespedes hit a grounder to short bobbled slightly by javier baez. curtis granderson scores. arrieta had won his last 13 starts but last night gave up 4 runs and left the mound after 5 innings. mets win 4-1 and lead the series 2-0. >> we are looking for several one-game winning streaks. that would be kind of nice. it is never going to be easy this time of year. they are geared -- they are good. we know that. we are also very good. eric: game 3 is tuesday at 7:00 in chicago elizabeth: the royals meanwhile are getting ready for game 3 of the alcs. that is tonight at 7:00 in toronto. kansas city leads the series 2 to 0. turning to football now in the , preseason polls iowa was picked fourth in their division.
eric: but right now they are up to 12th in the nation. iowa is 7-0 and alone in first place in the big ten west with a 3-0 conference record. they have beaten two ranked teams on the road this year , crushing northwestern 40-10 on saturday and edging wisconsin as well. they are deep enough to sustain injuries to key players and still win. and there's really no reason to believe they can't keep it going. >> we've got a lot of different things thrown our way. it just seems like whatever has come our way, we have handled it pretty well. i like to say it is something that grows a little bit on the team. was that gets going and can be a great thing. -- wants that gets going, that can be a great thing. take a look at the schedule the rest of the way after the bye this weekend they'll face maryland. and they won't see any very strong teams for the rest of the
middle of a 3-game stretch against the top three scoring offenses in the nation right now. tech beat them 66 to 31. tcu beat them 45 to 21 on saturday. and up next is baylor the top scoring offense in the nation with 64 points per game. the cyclones know it has to start fast in these games and play their best for all 4 quarters. >> we were executing at a high rate against a high-power offense. competitive with key stops and a big turnover finally pierced special teams had some big plays. >> we can definitely finish games a lot better. we would've finished again, who knows what the score would've been aixa we would've had the w. if we work on it, we will be victorious.
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a huge improvement over temperatures this weekend. there is your 8-day forecast. it is going be a warm and windy day today. headed for a high of 80 degrees. red flag warning in effect. any fires that could start could rapidly spread. tuesday, we may see a little bit of relief. a slight chance of rain in the forecast. temperatures will be cooling down for the end of the weekend. eric: of all the big name players on the iowa basketball roster there's two you may not hear much about. elizabeth: none-the-less these guys are keeping teammates and coaches on their toes. tony seeman has more. tony: at media day, things tend to look the same. same pictures, same questions. >> is a senior, i see myself as a leader. tony: same answers. >> working as hard as possible.
tony: it is almost here he how identical these things become. >> it has been a great experience so far. tony: so saying steve and michael -- so seeing stephen michael, -- so seeing steve and michael can seem different even though they are both the same. >> steve and i were saying it has been a blessing so far. tony: since they have been on, people have been doing a double take. luckily they dress the part. >> i usually try to tell them --
tony: i mean would you correct this guy? they are the exact same. they hope to make a difference. >> the place feels right for us. tony: in iowa city, tony seeman, kcci, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: coming up on kcci at 5:00 a.m., a man charged with sexually abusing his granddaughter. plus two major trials in des moines. and three foods to help whiten
eric: right now, charged for sex abuse, again. a registered sex offender is back behind bars after allegedly assaulting his own grand-daughter. why the girl's mother says she let her daughter see him despite his past. elizabeth: drone owners may soon have to navigate some new laws. the changes the department of transportation is making to try to keep a better eye on the sky. plus, trump versus bush.