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steve: 58 staff members became ill. stacey: that forced the school to send students home. so what caused the illness? and why was just the staff effected? kcci's jason rantala joins us live from roosevelt. jason, what does the polk county health department think happened? jason r: the health department is still investigating the cause. they say at this point they are looking at three much everything, and they are examining those who got sick. the school district say one thing in common was the lunch served to staff yesterday. dozens of students, waiting outside roosevelt high school thursday afternoon as rumors >> -- as rumors swirled. >> apparently the walking taco meat was poisoned or something like that. jason r: students say they received the announcement after noon. >> they put in on the announcements and the second they heard school is cancelled everyone like cheering. >> it was a beautiful moment.
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school activities were canceled because half of the staff got sick. >> in my time with the district i don't recall anything close to , this. jason r: phil roeder with des moines public schools says while this is unprecedented he says they may have narrowed down the culprit. >> the food was brought from outside the district so it wasn't the school district's food and nutrition department that prepared it. jason r: he says when you have nearly 66 teachers -- nearly 60 six teachers -- >> >> you just can't provide enough substitutes. >> waiting for my dad to pick me up. jason r: that meant parents like kathy new had to make an early pick up. call football coach mike holland one of the fortunate ones. >> i actually ate on my own and didn't partake so i guess i lucked out. jason r: the district is now telling us this was food brought in from outside businesses. as for school tomorrow, that was never in the plan.
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students were not going to be in the building, so they don't have to worry about finding substitutes. the health department says this investigation should take between 1-2 days. live in des moines, jason rantala, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: fire investigators say a burning candle started this fire early this morning on east mckinley. des moines fire investigators say there was no power going into the home, so the owner used candles for light. investigators think a candle burned all the way down and started the fire. steve: intimate in 2016 news there's a new front-runner in , the republican race for president here in iowa. the new quinnipiac university poll, just out today, now has ben carson leading the republican field with 28% support of likely iowa caucus-goers. that means donald trump has now slipped to second with 20%. meanwhile, marco rubio's support has grown to 13% putting him in 3rd place. speaking at a campaign stop today in oklahoma, carson says the numbers are great, but -- dr. carson: well, you know, its one poll so, when we've had
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several of them then i might get a little more excited. steve: so what is donald trump's response to the new poll numbers? trump's twitter account, the real donald trump, reposted this tweet from my green hippo, which stated, ben carson is now leading in iowa and said, "too much monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain?" but apparently the real donald trump isn't the actual donald trump. a trump campaign spokesperson says it was mistakenly tweeted from mr. trump's account by an intern. mr. trump loves the people of iowa and looks forward to being back in sioux city on tuesday. steve: representative paul ryan will run for speaker in the house -- the growth the house. the congressman says he will now run after getting unified support from across the
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the boone county board of supervisors is taking a stand against the proposed bakken oil pipeline. steve: yesterday the board , passed a resolution opposing the controversial plan. kcci's rose heaphy spoke with leaders there and she joins us live in-studio. rose: the board's chair says they've received positive support from their citizens, especially those who lose their properties. but labor union leaders say iowa has much to benefit from the plan. like many boone county farmers , the hollingshead family is out harvesting their corn. >> lots of valuable farmland just like what we're standing on could potentially have that crude oil going through it. rose: it's also what lies beneath the land, that has boone county supervisor chet hollingshead worried about the proposed bakken pipeline. >> a leak from that oil spill could damage the water supply for all of us that are being supported from that water supply, so that's a concern. rose: in january, dakota access filed a petition with the iowa utilities board to build a crude oil pipeline. the bakken pipeline would cut across 18 iowa counties,
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including boone, forcing landowners to give up their land through eminent domain. that is why wednesday, the boone county board of supervisors passed a resolution opposing the pipeline. like pipeline protestors have in the past, hollingshead says the board wanted to make a statement to the utilities board. >> i hope people think about it and think about the long term impacts it will have on the state. rose: labor group leaders are collecting names in support of the pipeline. they say constructing the 1100 mile long pipeline would put 400 operating engineers to work among other benefits. , >> this is domestic oil, we won't have to be overseas fighting for oil or shipping on rails. it will be better, it's safer. rose: a utilities board spokesman told me if the resolution becomes evidence in the record of this case, it will be considered by the board. the utilities board has yet to met a decision on the pipeline. a public comment hearing on the
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12 in boone. in studio, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: a judge dismissed a lawsuit by a group of landowners that wanted a judge, not the iowa utilities board, to decide if eminent domain can be used in the bakken pipeline project. judge carl petersen ruled those landowners must exhaust all administrative remedies before they can sue a state agency. petersen did not rule when the pipeline project that runs through iowa is eligible for eminent domain. steve: one convicted and one acquitted. that was the verdict today in the trial of two former 2012 ron paul for president campaign aides accused of making secret payments to a former iowa lawmaker. cameras are not allowed in federal courtroom, but kcci's kim st. onge was there. she's live in studio now with an update. kim: jesse benton and dimitri kasari are accused of trying to cover up $73,000 in payments to former state senator kent sorenson so he'd switch from the
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michelle bachmann campaign to ron paul's ahead of the 2012 iowa causes. today, jurors only reached a verdict on 3 of the 6 charges. dimitri kesari had no comment when we caught him walking out of the federal courthouse just minutes after learning jurors found him guilty of causing false records. but, the jury acquitted kesari of obstruction of justice and could not agree on his charges of conspiracy and causing false campaign expenditure reports. jesse benton, ron paul's former campaign chair, left looking relieved, saying god is great. -- saying "god is great. , it feels good." jurors found benton not guilty of making false statements to law enforcement. his attorney told me he's pleased with the verdict, but knows benton could face additional charges in the future. >> we don't know what the jury thought but we gave them every, all the flaws we thought we had and they looked like they considered it and clearly came back with a verdict that was just and proper. kim: no word yet on whether
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kesari will be retried for the charges the jury did not reach a verdict on. live in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: sorenson has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and false reporting to the federal election commission. he has not yet been sentenced in that case. so could this impact the legitimacy of the iowa caucuses? >> when people have a list of gripes about the iowa caucuses, this particiular issue of the sorenson case and the question of disclosure or lack thereof campaign payments, that's fairly small beans. steve: kcci political analyst dennis goldford, believes the incorrect vote count by the republicans in 2012 is a bigger issue than the hidden payments to sorenson. stacey: pleasant hill police hope security camera pictures help them track down suspected car thieves. one of the suspects was caught on security video. he was seen october 20 using a stolen credit card at local convenience stores.
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stolen truck. the other suspects were caught on security camera hours later at the walmart on southeast 14th trying to use more of the credit cards taken from the stolen truck. if you can identify any of these people, call pleasant hill police. that number is 515-265-1444. steve: we should have had some nice weather lately, but rain approaches. kurtis: it is on the way. showers and some thunderstorms. done to the south, it looks very active. you can see moisture streaming into wichita, dallas. eisenhower tunnel right now. 60's at 7:00 p.m.. after 7:00, the showers move on
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in. at least it is going to be mild. high temperature at 67. afternoon sun. northwest winds will pick up. sunday, a high of the mid-60's, but it will be chilly early on. steve: the state of minnesota says tests on 750 ducks bagged by hunters this fall show no sign of the bird flu. researchers tested the birds that typically fly south for the winter. it is believed that the outbreak of the bird flu this spring and summer was caused by migrating birds. still to come, buttons, posters, and flyers. the university of iowa is pushing hard to get students to use one website. we'll show you why. stacey: and see why one member of the board of regents says the
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the way it picked announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with kevin cooney, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa's
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garman. steve: one member of the iowa board of regents now admits that the board may have mishandled the process that selected bruce harreld as the university of iowa's next president. regent subhash sahai this morning said, the way the search was handled may have given off an appearance of bias, and a lack of transparency. stacey: adding, "maybe we dropped the ball." he also urged the university of iowa community to give harreld a chance. regent sahai's statement comes one day after hundreds of protestors disrupted a board of regents meeting. many protestors demanded the regents resign over their handling of the selection process. steve: the university of iowa is starting a major campus online study asking students about sexual assaults on campus. the hope is to learn how many students are victims. and if those students know where to go to get the help they need. university officials say they know this survey will be hard -- will be difficult for some students to do.
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but the school says they are going all out to get students to participate. >> i would encourage students who feel comfortable to take it. this is their chance to be heard. steve: the survey will be conducted through november 20. iowa congressman david young is encouraging all veterans to stop by this saturday's veterans care fair. it runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the pappajohn education center in the western gateway park in downtown des moines. 20 government agencies, organizations, and universities, will take part. all have one goal in mind, helping iowa veterans. >> we need to make sure they're taken care of. and this is a great opportunity to let them know that . steve: this is the first of 2 veterans care fairs that will be taking place. stacey: now let's check back in with kurtis. kurtis: temperatures are very mild for this time of year. we are in the mid-60's.
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cloudy skies, 10:00 p.m. down to 57 degrees. a very good chance of showers moving in on friday. upper 50's early in the day. your rain trend, generally dry tonight. rain chances increase as we head towards around sunrise and then it looks like it could hang around for the afternoon our. how mild it was. simone hit 70 degrees. 68 in ottumwa, mid-60's here in ottumwa -- mid-60's here in the metro. the sprinkles of moved up into minnesota but then it is widespread rains across the brass go back through rapid city. snows in colorado. you can sort see that tropical moisture streaming in from oklahoma. this system will slowly pull off to the northeast.
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some gusty southeast winds. that will settle in for the weekend and bring us some dry and fairly mild conditions. raymond again around 7:00. system slowly wraps up. still dragging some precipitation and then rain generally north as we head into early saturday morning. clouds decrease into saturday afternoon with some nice sunshine. rainfall is like anywhere from 2/10 to around 7/10 of an inch. i think a little heavier amounts as we head into north-central iowa. tonight, down to 55. rain arriving very late. mid-60's tomorrow. breezy southeast winds. the weekend, except for extreme
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southeastern iowa, could see sunshine early. 63 and mostly sunny on sunday. monday, 60's. another system arrives tuesday into wednesday. lows in the 30's, highs in the 50's. stacey: we wanted to let you know that our chief meteorologist john mclaughlin is on a medical leave of absence through the end of this year. john continues to recover from a serious illness. in the meantime, kurtis, metinka, jason, and frank will keep you updated on iowa's weather. our best wishes go out to john. steve: we do have breaking news from the north of des moines. polk county deputies on the scene of a possible road rage shooting. the shooting happened around 4:00 this afternoon. deputies say it began here in motel 6. two groups of people got into an argument and drove off in separate cars.
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trailing cars, sending the trailing car into a ditch. deputies are looking for a 2015 silver toyota camry with the iowa license plate bmk-905. stacey: scott reister in with
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scott: 4 wtt2watx#@n4 p bt@qj4@ tt2watx#@n4 p "a@qz8$ tt2watx#@n4 p bm@qq3( tt4watx#@n4 r dztq 4/, tt4watx#@n4 r entq d+l tt4watx#@n4 r gzt& ],4 tt4watx#@n4 r hnt& m"x tt4watx#@n4 r iztq 'k tt4watx#@n4 r jntq 5;@n4 r lzt& -v announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. scott: trying to make it to the world series for the first time to 1945, these young cubs scored a total of just eight runs in the series. not even marty mcfly could stop the bleeding as new york swept the cubs out of the postseason. joe maddon's first year was a wild one as skipper. >> to get within 4 games of the world series in your freshman year, not a bad thing. of course you want to go further . you have to look at the positives that are involved in those of the things we really focus on.
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>> we have proved ourselves and we felt four game short. scott: the cubs pain is the mets game. fans across you are going not after the final pitch. it is the mets first world series berth since 2000. champagne treatment before heading back to the big apple. no time for the first pitch has been set. kansas city does have a 3-2 lead. royals are hoping to end things tomorrow night in game 6. toronto can score in a hurry. this year, the blue jays have the most home runs and scored over 124 more times than the next closest team.
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you have to have that mindset that i'm going to make my pitch and if i don't make my pitch of going to try to eliminate as much damage as i can. world series tickets will be going for over a pop on the open $1000 market. hawkeye football tickets aren't quite that much but they are becoming a hot commodity. the school announced thursday that its nov 14 home game against minnesota is nearing a sellout. only single seats remain scattered around the 4 grandstands at kinnick. that's not the case for the next home game. after the bye this weekend, iowa will host maryland. 9500 tickets still remain. if you thought the tcu offense was good, here comes number two baylor.
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>> they are both all americans. i don't know much further you award. he is a great, great player. we need to disrupt the old order in washington, dc. we can do a lot better by applying conservative principles we should lower rates and simplify the code to allow people to freely decide how they want to spend their money. what we need is leadership to fix a few big things... so that this country takes off and soars where people can dream the biggest possible dreams... and pursue them with a vengeance. sfx: applause jeb. proven conservative. real results.
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k hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but the republicans... they want to go back to letting the super wealthy call the shots. they don't stand up for equal pay for women. they don't support paid family leave.
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we've got to get this economy working for the vast majority of americans, not just for those at the top. that's what i intend to do as president.
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