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confirmed a tornado north of lamars. some activity up the northwestern iowa we are keeping and i on right now, the storms are rotating there. we do have some sunshine in parts of central iowa. other parts are dealing with the fog out there. visibility is around a mile in ames. football friday night, low clouds and drizzle early on. not a great chance for rain, the storms out in the west will push to the east. and our rain chances increase, especially late in the game. should be in the 60's with south winds live-15. morning clouds on saturday, afternoon sunshine at 60. mid-50's with sunshine on sunday. kevin: thank you, kurtis. a member of the iowa board of regents is calling for change after the hiring of university
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of iowa's next president. stacey: dr. subhash sahai, a regent from webster city, says he and the board made a mistake in how they selected bruce harreld. kcci's vanessa peng is live in our ames bureau to show us why he says he's angry and sad. it's new at 6:00. vanessa: doctor sahai says the whole hiring process was a sham. and he wants the board of regents to be more transparent. bruce harreld will become the university of iowa's president on november 2, despite an uproar from students and faculty about his appointment and lack of higher education experience. the iowa board of regents unanimously voted for harreld, a former ibm executive. dr. sahai: we may have dropped the ball. vanessa: webster city doctor sabhash sahai is an iowa regent. he's speaking out about how the search for harreld was conducted. dr. sahai: i was angry, and i was sad. vanessa: sahai is calling for changes. dr. sahai: i only had 20 minutes with each candidate, which is not enough for such a big job. so i told the board people that i want more information next time.
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vanessa: he says his biggest gripe is with some controversial private meetings held between harreld and five board members. dr. sahai: some of these meetings happened before the decision was made. and some of the board members, four out of nine, were not appraised of those. and i felt that was unfair. vanessa: sahai says he sticks by his yes vote as a board member. and he hopes harreld will do his job well and takes what he calls a "black cloud" off of the board. dr. sahai: i have always felt that for a seminal decision of this nature, i would not vote no, if that's what the majority feels. whatever the decision was on the committee or the board, i was going to live with that decision, whether i agreed with it or not. you know, we all make compromises. vanessa: students and faculty continue to hold protests against the decision. at live in the ames bureau, vanessa
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leader. kevin: thanks, vanessa. a west des moines man in jail tonight, charged with throwing a flamable liquid on a woman and setting her on fire. west des moines police say 58-year-old john moore got into an argument with 54-year-old jackie gilbert yesterday in their home. investigators say moore threw a liquid on gilbert, which then caught fire. she did not report the incident until today. gilbert suffered burns to her upper torso, but they are not believed to be life-threatening. stacey: polk county deputies say they are still searching for a car involved in a road rage shooting north of des moines yesterday afternoon. deputies say the 2015 toyota camry seen here in this picture is suspected of firing shots at another vehicle. that vehicle then went off the road and crashed into a fence. no one was seriously hurt. the suspect vehicle has an iowa licence plane dmk 905.
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kevin: the iowa supreme court overturned a murder conviction. joseph cerreti pleaded guilty. manslaughter. but today, the iowa supreme court said that his crimes meant that he can only be guilty for attempted murder or involuntary manslaughter, not both. the court ordered the early guilty plea and the decision to be dismissed. it has been returned to district court stacey: the polk county health department says it still hasn't found the cause of of mass illness at roosevelt high school. yesterday afternoon, roosevelt canceled classes after 58 teachers became ill. no students reported illness. and that leads investigators to originated from a catered meal teachers and staff had eaten. no class today because of a previously scheduled professional development day for teachers.
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to do what he thought was the right thing gets himself disqualified from a high school track meet. kevin: many parents are asking why this happened. sports director andy garman joins us now with the story. andy: an act of sportsmanship turned into disqualification at the district cross country meet. xach won the first ever title, but saw a competitor collapse towards the end of the course. zach yelled out that the runner needed help. nobody did anything, so he ran out to help minneapolis runner garret. that is when he got interesting. the officials ruled that both runners had to be disqualified, no runner can receive help from another runner. the coaches and fans were upset. but the officials said they cannot change the rules. the iowa high school athletic association said they operate under federal rules, and
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there is nothing they could do. >> i can see where they might think it was cheating in a way. other than that, i hundred percent disagree. he was hurting really bad. you would not to stand there and let them suffer. >> the rule is very clear. that there is no wiggle room. and that was handled at the meeting of the function last night in columbus. it is an unfortunate occurrence, but the official or the association is not bigger than the wording of the rule. andy: what is turned out to be good news is that zach will not be disqualified from the district meet and he will get to run, because davis qualified as a team. scott reister will have much more on this story tonight at 10:00. kevin: thanks, andy. drivers are supposed to stop
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when the school bus puts out its stop sign. but that's not always the case. kcci's rose heaphy joins us to explain how schools and police are dealing with this safety concern. rose? rose: kevin, many school buses in iowa now have cameras outside the bus. that way, it takes video of the cars that break the law. now kadyn's law was passed in 2012. it's named for an iowa girl who was hit by a truck and killed at a bus stop. the law brought stricter penalties, making a first violation a $250 fine. polk county officials say in the bondurant-farrar community school district, there have been four violations recorded this school year. now school leaders say it's not about handing out tickets. it's about keeping students safe. rich: they can't see those cars coming out on a country road. the visibility can be compromised. and when they see the lights and the stop arm come out, it's important that they slow down and prepare to stop. rose: it's tough to know if stop arm violations have increased or decreased since kayden's law. the dot did not collect that specific crash data before 2012. in studio, rose heaphy, kcci 8
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news, iowa's news leader. stacey: a victim of domestic abuse who now helps fellow victims was one of 12 men and women honored today in the 2015 crime fighter awards. one of the recipients was tiffany allison, founder of soaring hearts foundation, a group that helps other domestic abuse victims. soaring hearts also lobbies for legislation to help those victims. tiffany: i'm thankful for the award, but there's so much more work to be done. today's a great day to celebrate, but tomorrow it's back to work. there's so much to do. stacey: the crime fighter awards are given out each year. kevin: in commitment 2016 news, now the latest quinnipiac poll shows hillary clinton has taken a commanding lead among iowa democrats in the race for president. leading bernie sanders 51% to 40%. martin o'malley trails with 4%. lincoln chafee failed to get even 1% in ths poll. lincoln chafee: but after much thought, i have decided to end
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today. stacey: which may partially explain why chafee announced this morning that he was dropping out of the race. chafee made the announcement at a women's forum held by the democratic national committee. chafee's decision comes days after jim webb's decision to drop out, and vice president joe biden's decision not to run for president. there will be few candidates, but as many as 7000 democrats expected to gather in des moines tomorrow for political rallies and the jefferson-jackson dinner. kevin: our chief political reporter cynthia fodor has a preview from hyvee hall. cynthia: the candidates will each have 50 minutes to speak from this stage. their speeches will be delivered in the round, in the center of the audience. the tables are set for 2000 chicken dinners. the teleprompters tested, the stripes. but the fun will start hours before the main event.
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hillary clinton will hold a 3:00 rally with husband bill, but katy perry may steal the show. it's not unusual to bring in star power to fire up supporters. in 2007, pop star john legend came to support barack obama. the jefferson-jackson dinner can make a candidate. it kicked off obama's surge to victory. kevin: we saw obama come in and really give a speech that connected with the crowd. his supporters were wildly enthusiastic. and that helped put his campaign over the top. cynthia: bernie sanders will also hold a rally with musical guests outside the armory across the river. and it's a chance for longshot martin o'malley, who's bringing his own guitar to make his case. andy: you have thousands of energetic volunteers who are the base of our party. when you get them fired up for your campaign, it is such a huge boost for your campaign. cynthia: undecided democrats may finally make up their minds by getting a good look at all the candidates for the first time. with an iowa wild game just
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in the evening, democrats are advised to arrive early to beat the traffic. the doors will open here at 4:30. cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: history is for sale in ames. where and when you can get your hands on museum-quality items below cost.
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you 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 sports director of the year andy garman. , stacey: some big changes taking place this weekend for drivers in downtown des moines. kevin: starting tomorrow, 12th street from grand avenue to mulberry will go from one-way to two-way traffic. drivers are going to be able to drive and park in both directions on that section of 12th street. program the city is doing in advance of its upcoming walkability study for downtown. treasures and antiques at a good price for a good cause. a civil war era sword, first
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british explorer, rare paintings -- those are just some of the things you'll find at an antique sale next week being held to benefit iowa state's university museums. the items come from several estates, the bulk of it from economics alumnus. organizers say the items are marked way below retail value. the sale runs thursday through sunday of next week at the new isu warehouse in ames. stacey: started the day with some light rain here in central iowa. ended the day with fog. so what can we expect tonight and tomorrow? kcci meteorologist kurtis gertz has your forecast. kurtis: we just got 65 degrees, some low clouds as you head out of town. southeast winds at 8. you can feel the moisture in the air. thunderstorms to the west right now, 65. weakening a bit, but still some showers likely here at 10 p.m.
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the sunshine starts at 7:37. average high is 67. the bounceback to 62 by saturday afternoon, when we season sunshine. with northwest winds. we are getting a line of storms west of carol and harlan. they're moving to the east, and we're keeping our eye on some storms, sings in rotation with these. he had a brief tornado north of orange city. there is a cell north of paulina. a tornado warning for that and in northeast of le mars. north of charity, they just issued a new tornado warning. they do not have the most dynamic atmosphere out there. i think in the next hour the chances for these to rotate will diminish considerably. but we will keep an eye on
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up in ames, heavier amounts. 38/100s of an inch in ottumwa. here comes this line headed our way, the backside of the system producing some snow in colorado. and that huge hurricane down in the west mexico coast making landfall right now. this is porto by ourvallarta. it is a category 5 storm. the moisture with this will move to a flood-prone texas right now. that could cause some problems. the system pulling out, high pressure moving in in between, we get gusty winds early tomorrow. but it will slowly erode away the cloud cover. watch this line move on in around 10:00 here in the metro. it will push over to the north
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but some sunshine by the early afternoon with those gusty northwest winds. all of those clouds move out, clear skies saturday night. right now, even though sunday will start out cool, it will be a day filled with sunshine. keeping an eye on northwestern iowa, we see thundershowers here. slowly moving east, 53 degrees with southwest winds 5-50. some areas of fog. morning clouds, afternoon sunshine, northwest winds will be gusty in the early morning. get those windows rattling early on. 65 on sunday, 63 on monday. we have another system late tuesday and early wednesday, this one will drag cold air in here. look at next week, maybe some frosty 30's. but highs in the 50's. stacey: it's football friday night! we're live at southeast polk high, where ankeny hopes to win another district title. but only if they can get past a
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jeb bush was a very strong governor, probably the strongest governor in the history of the state of florida. he was a young guy and i think there were some folks in the legislature that thought they might be able to run over him. that didn't happen. one tax cut wasn't enough- he had to do more. it wasn't enough to have 15,000 kids with school choice in florida, he wanted to have 100,000 kids. if he didn't like a project, it was going to be vetoed.
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it didn't matter if you were a republican. it didn't matter if you were his best friend. he said: 'this is where we're going, this is how we're going to reform state government...' every politician comes in talking about making change, and generally there's not much change. but governor bush made a lot of changes. he got the nickname veto corleone. if he saw something in the budget that he thought violated his conservative principles, you could guarantee it was gonna get whacked. he vetoed a bunch of my stuff and i was the senate president. the message to washington, d.c., is 'get ready...' because there will be change.
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: and away we go with a final night of high school football regular season in iowa. hard to imagine, but week 9 is upon us.
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we have a lot of games from all around central iowa, the getting with our game of the week. tony seeman is live at ankeny visiting southeast polk. tony: we are live, the weather seems to clear up. are you fired up? yes, the southeast polk fans are fired up. district and locations are insane here. ankeny is 7-1, and both teams are playing well. they have unique connection. brad used to be the head coach and ankeny, he is now at polk. he knows just how good the hawks can be. brad: like i said, you're in this business, it is a people business. you develop relationships with
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but once the game starts, we will take our 11 guys and see what happens. >> he was the one that they had a really good year last year. obviously when they lost most of that team. we were not sure what they would have. but we have some good kids, and i think they're getting better and better. i'm anxious to watch and see what they do tonight. tony: it is clear that both teams are ready. are you ready for this tonight fans? they are ready. we will have highlights tonight at 10:00. andy> ? andy: tony, thank you very much. live at southeast polk. we have a bunch of games to get to deny. including siox city north and east. dowling putting their undefeated record on the line at north. johnston and sc east. waukee and mason city. indianola and marshalltown. valley and lincoln. north polk and pcm that will be our you make the call game over there in monroe.
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remember, when your game is over, any of these across central iowa, call or tweet -- #kcciscores. say hello to emma. the first round of the high school football states turning, then we had inside the dome for the championships in november. it is almost here, if you are a royals fan, you cannot wait for game 6 tonight. probably nervous because your royals got robbed in toronto. that is ok. you would rather win at home. they look to move on to the world series for the second straight year in game 6 of the
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first pitchk 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. they don't even really support refinancing student debt. we've got to get this economy working for the vast majority of
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that's what i intend to do as president.
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kurtis: thundershowers to the west moving east with rotation in northwestern iowa. he will keep an eye on those
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