tv KCCI 8 News at Noon Me-TV October 20, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CDT
>> the most-watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. >> many people are going to struggle to identify with that life and death situation in that moment, in that second. mollie: the des moines police chief defends his department's internal review that concludes an officer did not violate policy when an officer shot a man through the window of her squad car. good afternoon. it was later discovered that man, 28-year-old ryan bolinger of west des moines, was unarmed. mark tauscheck spoke with the chief this morning. he joins us now with the details. mark: a grand jury has already decided not to indict officer vanessa miller in this case. now the des moines police department's internal shooting review has concluded that officer miller was justified in shooting bolinger. this is video of the incident back in june. it started when bolinger pulled up next to another officer on a traffic stop along merle hay road and blocked him in,
couldn't even open his car door. bolinger then drives off and the officer gives chase. bolinger is driving erratically and doesn't stop until after he takes a u-turn at the intersection of merle hay and urbandale. that's where miller slams on her brakes right behind his car, and bolinger gets out and moves toward officer miller as she is sitting in her car. chief dana wingert says miller feared for her safety and handled this situation consistent with how a reasonable person would think and act in that situation. >> we are running. shot fired. chief dana wingert: in this case, officer miller felt trapped in that vehicle, as he is right at the drivers door. that is generally not something officer, not something we're usually faced with and certainly something that we expect. mark: as for as ryan bollinger's family, they have requested privacy.
but their attorney told kcci that they "never expected the dsm police to find that one of their own did anything wrong." he told me this morning, "the family has requested the entire investigation file from the police before considering their next legal step." officer miller has been cleared to return to the department but is still on paid personal leave. mollie: over at the polk county courthouse, still no verdict in the pete polson attempted murder trial. prosecutors say polson went on a shooting spree in a pleasant hill neighborhood, shooting two men and narrowly missing a third. polson also faces numerous drug charges. the jury got the case last friday. just before lunchtime today, the questions. what are the legal definitions intoxication. the judge told the jury to use the instructions as a guide. a man is in the jasper county jail on attempted murder charges after newton police say he tried
to kill several people with his car. 25 year old john britton also faces reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. newton police said britton hit one man with his car just before 10:00 last night. that man's injuries are not life threatening. investigators say britton then rammed another vehicle, driven by a 50 year old woman with 5 month old child inside. they were not hurt. police say britton told officers he intended to kill them all. new information about a prison break at the iowa state penitentiary. the iowa department of corrections is releasing its report on how justin kestner managed to escape from the old fort madison prison july 4th. the reports shows kestner used milk cartons to make it look there was someone sleeping in in his prison cot. kestner then removed the screws on his shower, climbed up through a space onto the roof, then climbed down a downspout and escaped. had made several dry runs to test his escape plan.
illinois a few hours after his escape. the old prison is now closed. prisoners were moved to a new facility. a bizarre accident in arizona. an actor in a reenactment of the famous gunfight at the ok corral was actually shot in tombstone, arizona. the shooting happened sunday. actor tom carter fired what he thought were blanks, and hit another actor in the groin. that actor is in good condition after surgery. carter told investigators he hadn't used that particular gun for several months, and that he didn't do the routine safety checks because he arrived late. witnesses, including one visiting from des moines, say it was pretty scary. was anywhere close to that. work here have routines. forever.
>> i i didn't realize they were real guns. that is scary. scary. mollie: tombstone's marshal says the actor that fired the shot could face charges. file an aggravated assault charge. questions are being raised about plans to turn a children's health insurance program here in iowa over to private care. hawk-i provides health insurance to more than 37,000 children from low income families in the state. board members say they were not consulted about plans to switch the program to managed care and want more information from the department of human services before any changes are made. iowa's unemployment rate dropping slightly last month. down to 3.6%. the number of unemployed iowans dropped to just over 61,000 people. the u.s. unemployment rate is just over 5.1%. a local teacher goes above and beyond to help her students learn. it's the first classroom in the district to have ball chairs.
kindergarten teacher kara pulley raised money on her own using the site donorschoose.org. to raise $2,800 and outfit her whole class with ball chairs. recent studies show allowing kids to move around during the day actually helps improve focus, and can lead to higher grades. kara pulley: kindergarten has been more academic based than in the past. we've lost a lot of play time and so i thought it would be a good way to. five and six-year-olds have such busy bodies. i thought it would be a good way to keep their bodies engaged and keep their brains learning. mollie: she says the students are staying more focused and engaged and she has noticed improvement in their posture. think that would work around here? frank: absolutely.
i hope the bosses watching. let's get those. let's talk about the rain. you can see it rolling through the metro with spotty showers and thundershowers rolling through, most of this has been east of i-35. although we have seen light showers off to the west of the metro. newton and colfax on us, like super doppler radar. most activity confined in southeastern iowa. 60 degrees at the airport, it is raining so that ends our 20 plus day stretch of no rain. officially some rate reported at the airport, dew point at 51. still dry air in place but moisture to squeeze out showers. by 2:00 most of the southeast at 72. by the clock temperatures are 73 and will make it into the mid-60's by 8:00. rain out there, temperatures not
feeling that, better chances in your 8 day forecast. mollie: commitment 2016 news it's shaping up to be a two man , race for the republican presidential nomination. meanwhile, the democratic candidates are looking over their shoulder for a potential rival. weijia jiang has the latest from the white house. weijia: donald trump says he loves what he's seeing in the polls. donald trump: i love the polls, other people don't talk about the polls, you know why? because they're doing lousy. ok? weijia: trump is the unquestioned leader in the gop race, five points ahead of dr. ben carson. jeb bush and marco rubio are tied for third, 14 points back. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are the clear leaders on the democratic side, but a potential candidate for the white house is casting a large shadow over the race. vice president biden is currently third in the poll, but more than 40% of clinton and sanders supporters say they would be at least somewhat likely to support him if he got in the race.
biden hasn't given any public hints about which way he's leaning, but he may have taken a veiled shot at clinton this morning when he appeared to reference her comment at last week's debate that she was most proud republicans were her biggest enemies. vice president biden: i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party, this is a matter of making things work. weijia: biden picked up a key supporter in hallie biden, his daughter-in-law and widow of his son beau. she says she supports him 100%. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. mollie: the democratic field is likely to shrink today. former virginia senator jim webb is expected to announce he's pulling out of the democratic race in order to run as an independent. south african olympic runner oscar pistorius has been released from prison, and will serve the remainder of a 5 year sentence under house arrest at his uncle's upscale home near pretoria. the 28-year-old double-amputee served about a year of the
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this is kcci 8 news at noon. with mollie cooney. mollie: a young fashion designer in london wants to fill your closet with clothes that last, and he's backing them up with a unique guarantee. cbs news jonathan vigliotti explains, it's new at noon. jonathan: 24-year-old british entrepreneur tom cridland is sewing up something new for the fashion industry. tom cridland: with my brand, you can really tell that it's a labour of love for me. jonathan: the so-called 3-year -- 30 year t-shirts and sweatshirts are a labor of love that, as the name suggests, come with a long term commitment. cridland promises his threads, which sell from $40-60 dollars,
will survive 3 decades of wear them. jonathan: so if somebody comes up to you in 30 years and says, fix it. tom cridland: i'll fix it, and with pleasure. jonathan: it's cridland's personal revolution against what he calls poorly made fast fashion. tom cridland: high street retailers are making clothing not only to fall apart, but actually systematically, so it will wear out after just a year or two. jonathan: the new brand also includes a kaleidoscope of pants all carefully hand made in portugal. celebrities like ben stiller and james bond are buying into fashion daniel craig are buying into longevity. so are londoners like theodore simeonov. theodore simeonov: the 30 year old shirt, i can weave a lot of memories into this fabric and those memories will stay with me. jonathan: for a fickle industry where fashion and its maker can be in one day and out the other, cridland promises even if his company doesn't survive thirty years, his guarantee will. tom cridland: i'm a man of my word. jonathan: jonathan vigliotti,
cbs news, london. mollie: tom cridland says he does the majority of his business online and through word of mouth. finally it has been a long time. let's check in with frank. frank: the winter 20 days with no rain, hard to believe. here it is on my super doppler hd, most rain off to the east. it is raining to the north of downtown, maybe grimes is picking up on a speckled but if you are in terry -- p you will not see thiserry as we slide to the south you will see south of pella, a shower and back toward atoma. all of this activity to the north and east, it is spotty. not anticipating a lot of
today would have been 21 days with no rain. he sees cirrus clouds and high clouds way off to the upper levels of the atmosphere. we did have rain in our downtown skycam. you're seeing sunshine right now. wind out of the south at eight miles per hour. council bluffs at 70. western iowa that will spread here into central iowa through the afternoon. middle part of the afternoon. day. by the clock at 73 degrees. 60's at 8. throughout the day. we are breaking out sunshine, clouds around central iowa are spotty.
an area of clearing, sections of nebraska will begin to pull through the afternoon and evening. this is a ripple of energy throughout tomorrow, a cold front slides through that might see isolated showers especially to the east. high pressure from thursday with sunshine and another chance of rain by the end of the week. we will keep an eye on that suggest no tomorrow looks decent -- no know tomorrow looks decent. 59 degrees tonight, a good one to open up windows. wednesday is a lot like today with sunshine of the afternoon and 74. 67 and thursday. we will see sunshine and a rain chance by friday.
temperatures starting to fall. saturday in the low 60's. upper 50's by next week. mollie: it is weird to see something on radar. behind two game to none in the national league championship, the cubs have returned to play game three in the friendly confines. the team practiced yesterday in wrigley field getting ready to play against the mets tonight at 7:00 p.m. our sports director andy garman will be live at wrigley. watch for his reports starting on kcci 8 news at 5 and 6. it puts a spin on hot wheels, hot pink wheels that is. this antique tractor is sporting pink wheels for breast cancer awareness month. right now it is parked outside of the john stoddard cancer center. titan tire manufactured the tires for the cause. and this weekend they will be hosting hayrack rides at waterworks park. all the proceeds will go to the cancer center. scott sloan: des moines is a pretty small town, relatively speaking, and especially the people down at our factory right there at the heart of des
we'll explain, next at noon. mollie: could the letters kiev -- cf mean. found instead of cystic fibrosis? you can help by attending the 13th annual wine opener on friday, november 6. melody is the executive director and teresa is cochair of the auction and mother of a child with cystic fibrosis. thank you both for coming. tell us about cystic fibrosis. melody: it is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes a thick mucus to develop. additional problems. eventually respiratory failure can happen. it is a brutal disease that, in the 50's, children didn't make it to kindergarten. now we are doing underfoot drug
children's lives to early 40's. mollie: tell us about your family and experience. teresa: he found out she has cystic fibrosis when she was two weeks old. i called up the cf foundation and found out that it is not government-funded. we rely solely on donations from the public and individuals. i immediately took her in. she was two weeks old and went into the office and had been volunteering ever since. mollie: how is she doing? teresa: she is seven and doing fantastic. it is a progressive disease so there are issues that compound but right now she is doing fantastic and we plan on keeping it that way. mollie: one way we can do it is by helping out.
melody: it is november 6, the 13th annual wine opener. it is a wonderful event. a silent auction, craft beers and wine. great food. it all raises money for cystic fibrosis research and development. and it is fun. mollie: there is-a silent and live auction so what are the- >> we have a trip to a california vineyard with airfare included. there is a seven night stay at a keystone, colorado condo. k-smoove the silent auction items, wine packages, free pizza from gusto pizza, a trip to more local destinations. lots of good stuff. mollie: jason: it sounds wonderful so had we get tickets? >> go online and you can access and pay for your tickets.