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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  October 26, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CDT

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this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: right now at noon, police release the name of the man they say led them on a high speed chase late last night. good afternoon. that chase sent two people to the hospital and all but destroyed the garage of a des moines man. police say 22-year-old brandon st. peter is in the polk county jail this afternoon, charged with 2nd degree theft, interfering with official acts, and owi. bond has been set at more than $6,000. police say the chase came to an end at 2nd and ovid in des moines, just north of north high school around 10:00 last night. police say they believe st. peter stole the car and hit a utility pole before plowing through neil cleary's garage, hitting the man's car which was parked inside. as we said, two people in the car with st. peter were taken to the hospital. their names or conditions have not been released. after the crash, the suspect tried to escape on foot but was
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we were there this morning when governor branstad announced the creation of the wrongful conviction division to be run by the state public defender's office. the focus of the new division will be to identify potential cases involving inmates who have been wrongfully convicted, as well as to pursue available legal remedies. gov. branstad: this division of the public defender's office will take the lead to move forward with postconviction relief, to see that the innocent people that may have been convicted are represented, and they get their day in court. mollie: the fbi recently admitted serious errors in cases involving hair comparision analysis. the new division will work to determine if similar errors have occurred in cases here in iowa. turning to news from around iowa now the iowa state patrol is , investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near
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near shellsburg. that truck was stolen yesterday in benton county. two men who came upon the scene soon noticed blood on a door handle and then saw a blood trail away from the truck. they followed the blood and found the woman's body. her name hasn't been released. to mason city now, where a plea change hearing has been scheduled a man accused of using a hammer to beat his dog. 63-year-old george harrington has pleaded guilty to animal torture back in july for beating a boxer mix. police say the dog was taken to a vet, who euthanized it because of severe head trauma caused by the hammer attack. the hearing for harrington to change his plea is set for november 16. new information now on that deadly sinking of a whale watching tour boat with 27 people on board off vancouver island. the royal canadian mounted police are taking over the search today for the last person unaccounted. right now 5 people are confirmed dead. another 21 people have been
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rescued. the cause is under investigation. many parts of south asia are dealing with widespread disaster, after a massive earthquake ripped through northern afghanistan. more than a hundred people were killed, and the death toll continues to rise. weijia jiang has the latest, new at noon. weijia: emergency workers rushed a child to the hospital, one of wounded after a powerful hundreds earthquake struck northern afghanistan, where survivors are sifting through rubble. the quake could be felt as far as pakistan and india. it measured at a 7.5, killing more than 100 people and forcing thousands out of their homes in a panic. it was a huge tremor. we were terrified, said this indian government worker who escaped an unstable office building in srinagar. tremors there lasted at least 40 seconds. the epicenter of the quake was in the province of badakhshan, afghanistan which borders pakistan and china. dozens of homes were destroyed.
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students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to flee the shaking buildings. afghanistan's chief executive abdullah abdullah tweeted the earthquake was the strongest felt in recent decades. we felt the earthquake, this man in kabul said. we tried to get out of the house. it was very big, the wall was destroyed. the earthquake also cut power and communications in many areas, making the rescue and recovery effort even more challenging. weijia jiang, cbs news. mollie: officials are warning of aftershocks from the earthquake, urging people to stay outside in case buildings crumble. random violence continues inside israel. the israeli army says its forces shot a palestinian who tried to stab an israeli soldier near a holy site in the west bank city of hebron. there's no word on the condition of the palestinian. the soldier was unharmed. also today, a palestinian stabbed and severely wounded an
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before being shot and killed. and airstrikes have destroyed the facility in northern iraq where a group of hostages were freed last thursday. u.s., iraqi and kurdish forces worked together to free some 70 hostages from the prison which was controlled isis. one u.s. soldier taking part in the mission died. the building was blown apart by coaltion aircraft over the weekend. the woman accused of mowing down a large crowd of onlookers at oklahoma state university's homecoming parade this weekend heads to court today. at least four people were killed and dozens more injured. adriana diaz reports from stillwater, oklahoma, and we want to warn you, some viewers may find the video of the accident disturbing to watch. adriana: graphic cell phone video shows adacia chambers' silver sedan slam into the crowd, blindsiding hundreds of spectators in broad daylight. >> bam, they didn't know what hit them, just mowed them down like cattle. >> i need a bunch of help. we got a car through the crowd up here.
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adriana: von castor was on site moments after saturday morning's crash. you saw this scene and bodies on the ground? >> it was heartbreaking. this was not a natural disaster. this was a man-made disaster. adriana: the collision killed four people, 2-year-old nash lucas, 23-year-old nakita prabhakar, 65-year-old marvin stone and his wife bonnie, also 65. combined, the married couple spent nearly six decades working at oklahoma state university. 46 others were injured. the car's driver, 25-year-old adacia chambers, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. >> she's sick, she's a sick individual. adriana: but her attorney, tony coleman, says mental illness, not alcohol and drugs, may have been a factor. has she been more small? >> that's one of the areas that causes concern. it seems as if there's an inability to be remorseful right now. adriana: chambers' blood is being tested for drugs and
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alcohol. adriana diaz, cbs news, stillwater, oklahoma. mollie: 17 people remain hospitalized, including five in critical condition. the university of mississippi has stopped flying the state flag on its oxford campus because the banner contains the confederate battle emblem. interim chancellor morris stocks ordered the flag lowered this morning. the action came days after the student senate and other groups adopted a student-led resolution, calling for removal of the banner from campus. since 1894, the mississippi flag has had the confederate battle emblem in the upper left corner. residents chose to keep the flag during a 2001 statewide vote. the first bear hunt in florida in more than 20 years was so successful, it will come to an end on just day two. that has protestors taking aim at wildlife officials, with fears that more bears were killed than the quotas that were set. jamie yuccas reports. jamie: when the hunt started on
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saturday, officials said that up to 320 bears could legally be killed. by midday today, hunters had killed 293. the florida wildlife commission may shut the project down tonight and stressed in a conference call that the numbers are still in range. >> none of these numbers are worrying to us. we have large, resilient, growing bear populations. jamie: in 2012, the black bear was still on the endangered species list. now, wildlife officers estimate there are more than 3,000 bears in florida, and fewer places for them to live. cameras have caught bears walking by bicyclists on a neighborhood street, roaming through yards and going through garbage, even making themselves a little too much at home. central florida hunter bryan smith says they've become a nuisance. >> they do a lot of damage on the property. so it's nice being able to take this one out. jamie: animal rights activists protested for six months before the hunt, which was
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unsuccessfully challenged in court. opponents like nicole bower monitored the bears being brought in. >> it's beyond me that that is our only means is just to kill them. jamie: but more than 3700 hunters got permits. 70-year-old grandma, glynda bryant, was one of them. >> yeah, you gotta be in it to win it. jamie: she came home empty handed, but was glad to see the hunt was successful. >> the basic problem with some of these bears is they're just roaming around, and my husband walked up on one. and they tear just tear stuff up. jamie: wildlfe officials admit the hunt went much faster than they thought it would. despite that, they didn't have many problems. just one hunter was ticketed for killing a bear cub. another received a warning for killing a bear that was underweight. mollie: it is nice out today but the overnight temperatures are getting colder and colder. it looks like this might be the best day of the week. frank: temperatures have been nice. we have seen the sunshine out
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there that has helped to warm us up. the clouds starting to filter in. we sit at 60 degrees in the metro, the wind out of the south at 17. humidity still pretty dry at 40% . as we head throughout the west of the day, the wind stays pretty light. 62 by 2:00, and clouds on increase. thicker clouds by 6:00, and 61 degrees. we are tracking some rain that is going to move in. mollie: coming up, breaking sports news at up isu. new warnings from cancer researchers on the dangers of eating certain types of meat. and why the sales of new homes took a huge plunge in september.
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news at noon continues. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is "kcci 8 news at noon." with mollie cooney.
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iowa state university head coach paul rhoads announced that mark mangino is out as the cyclones' offensive coordinator. todd sturdy will take over. mangino previously was the head coach of kansas from 2002-2009. iowa fell to baylor this past saturday. iowa is 2-5 on the season. andy garman and his sports team will have more on this, and what it means for the iowa's eight program tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. a new report from the world health organization today says eating processed meat causes cancer and that red meat probably does as well. tina kraus has the details from london. tina: world cancer researchers say people who fill up on processed foods like bacon, sausage and hot dogs face a real
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cancers. scientists from the world health organization say eating processed meats including those that are smoked, cured or salted poses the same cancer risk as smoking. >> to put that into perspective, the lifetime risk of colon cancer is 5%. if you have a hot dog every day, your risk goes to 6% so it's very, very small. tina: while doctors have long warned against eating too much meat, the who report goes a step further, classifying processed meat as cancer-causing and red meat as a likely cause of cancer. >> red meat has always been a part of my diet and i don't plan or intend on changing my diet. >> it is like anything else, as long as you take it in moderation. tina: the north american meat institute is calling the report dramatic and alarmist, and argues that cancer is a complex disease not caused by single foods.
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evidence that came from the evaluation of 800 studies from several continents about meat and cancer. tina kraus, cbs news, london. mollie: the new report says grilling, pan frying or cooking red meat at high temperatures produces the highest amount of chemicals suspected to cause cancer. sales of new homes plunged sharply in september, to the slowest pace in 10 months. economists are blaming higher prices and slower overall economic growth. the commerce department says new home sales fell 11.5% last month nationwide. since last year, the median new home sales price jumped nearly 14% to $297,000. one thing we like today that is staying up, the temperature, but that is going down the rest of this week. frank: we will just kind of soak it in this past weekend was nice temperature-wise. karen sent me this picture from
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easter lake. she calls this her gumdrop picture because of all the nice colors out there. thank you, karen, for sending that in. 57 in fort dodge, 59 in mason city. the average this time of year is right around 59 degrees. downtown des moines right now, the clouds are starting to stream in. we have seen the sunshine out there this morning. the wind will start to dial back throughout the afternoon, but thankfully it is out of the south and that is keeping our temperatures pretty warm. this photo from jeff on facebook, thank you for that. 64 by 4:00, but we will bring in more clouds this afternoon, eventually cloudy skies tonight. 54 by 8:00 and 52 by 10:00. the layer of cloud cover acts as
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a blanket so the temperatures do not bottom out over cents -- after sunset. all eyes down to the south. this is what is left of hurricane patricia, and some of this moisture will start to lift to the north, and combine with a system from the west to bring us a good chance of rain tomorrow. late tonight into tomorrow, the system starts to roll through. what is left of patricia comes up and combines to give us some rainfall. behind that cold front, really starting to cool down into the 50's for daytime highs. the clouds are around tonight but by later tomorrow morning, we start to bring in rain, especially to the south and east. that will linger into the afternoon hours on tuesday before the system finally starts to pull out by the early portion of wednesday, leaving behind much cooler temperatures for daytime highs. we are back in the 50's after
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spending several days in the 60's. we could be looking at a half-inch in des moines, and an inch in some spots to the east by wednesday morning when the system finally pulls out. 64 degrees, wind out of the southeast 5-10. tonight we will not be cooling down as much as we have because of the blanket of clouds. look at that temperature drop, about nine degrees cooler tomorrow. wednesday a breezy day, cooler, 55 degrees. by the weekend start to climb again, 58 on saturday, could be in the low 60's by sunday. mollie: and beggars night looks pretty good. frank: i think most of us will be good. mollie: coming up, it is a
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involve ci mollie: welcome back. you have heard of terrace hill but have you heard of scare us hill? that is what the governments home becomes, culminating with the pumpkin bowl -- ball. what a perfect place for this.
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>> this is the signature fundraiser for terrace hill, and it began four years ago when we were the committee, the terrace hill parking -- would attract people to see the house to help raise money for reservation -- restoration and preservation. we are looking for opportunities to educate the public about terrace hill. it is the people's house, and what a fun way to see it but to come in with it all decorated for halloween. find vignettes all throughout the house of halloween decorations. mollie: and the governor and his wife are active participants in this ball? >> they are very active. they totally support this event and as a family, they always have a theme. they are dressed the same. we do not know this year with the famous but we will shortly. mollie: tell us about the
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we cannot imagine a more perfect, spooky place for this. >> there's lots of food and beverages, wine. templeton rival be there providing a signature cocktail. there will be fortunetellers giving people their fortune. one thing we are really excited about this year, we are partnering with uber to provide everyone a safe option home in the evening, included with the ticket. mollie: costumes, optional but i would imagine most people get into the spirit? >> we have various prizes. it can be very fun. mollie: how is the money used? what is used -- what is needed? >> restoration and preservation of terrace hill. it is a very old building and it
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does need additional funds. we also want to raise the money, as i mentioned earlier, for the awareness of the public for terrace hill. >> educational programs. mollie: you have had activities all month long, and more coming into the holidays. how do we get tickets? >> for $75 for adults, and under age 40 it is $40. tickets are available on our facebook page and te
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mollie:you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen.
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i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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mollie: enjoy the day today. frank: kind of our last nice day for a while, 65 degrees. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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>> julius: you need to stay out of this discussion. >> maya: no, she doesn't, and it's already decided. >> nicole: she's right. it is. >> rick: all right. you know what? maybe we should all just sit down, have some dinner. we can discuss this later. >> julius: no amount of fine
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