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police say the names of the students involved are 18-year-old seth pille, 17-year-old michael schaffer, and 16-year-old tristan mewes. according to a complaint, pille did "intentionally engage in an act involving forced activity which endangered the physical health or safety of a student into a school organization." we went to town today to hear from residents, some didn't want to talk. >> i have no comment. >> i just disagree with hazing entirely. i think that's maybe something for college and not some high school kids. >> it's children and people under 18 but if it was a coach what would they really do about it? they would make a big scene about it. vanessa: clarion police says charges have been filed, but the students involved haven't had their fingerprints or mugshots taken yet. live in clarion, vanessa peng,
steve: new at 5:00 a pleasant , hill man is now in the polk county jail charged with 2 counts of lascivious acts with a child. court documents show that 18-year-old kyle calvert used a social media app to communicate with someone he knew was a minor. calvert asked the victim to perform sex acts with other young children and record it. his bond is set at $40,000. stacey: the south carolina deputy who slammed a student on the floor and tossed her several feet is out of a job. kevin cooney is following that right now. kevin: stacy, this is deputy benfield's. -- deputy been fields. he has been fired after this video of a violent arrest quickly went viral and sparked national outrage. the richland county sheriff says the student was being disruptive and refused to leave the classroom. but he says what happened with the deputy was not acceptable. >> it continues to upset me when i see that video. it's the fact that he picked that student up, and he threw the student across the room. thatats not a proper technique and it should not be used in law enforcement.
kevin: the student was charged with disturbing a school. a classmate also arrested on the same charge. the video is raising questions about precisely what role school resource officers play. how far they should go to enforce the law? kcci's kim st. onge went to find answers from a local resource officer with the des moines police department. what did you find out? kim: kevin, des moines police did not want to comment on that viral confrontation, but made it clear that the role of their school resource officers is keeping students safe, not disciplining students in the classroom. officer mike moody patrols the crowded roosevelt high school halls monday through friday. >> there's really no average day . every day is different. kim: one of his main duties as the school resource officer is building trust with students. >> how ya doing? good? kim: he's also there to break up fights and deal with students who bring drugs or weapons to school among other crimes. but teachers are responsible for handling behavioral issues in the classroom.
things get completely out of hand then yes, i'll get involved then. kim: moody says he uses the least amount of force necessary to end conflicts and has never , had to physically remove a student from the classroom unlike the viral video that , showed a south carolina sheriff's deputy slam a disruptive student on the floor. >> it makes you sick to your stomach to see that happening in a school. kim: roosevelt high school principal kevin biggs relies on what he calls a consultation team to diffuse situations. it's made up of teachers, administrators, and a behavior coach who work together to come up with a solution before it gets physical. >> as an administrator, we would never put our hands on a student and physically restrain them. the only time i think an officer would is if they posed a threat to the safety of themselves and other students in that room. kim: every des moines high school has its own school resource officer. there are two police officers who serve as sro for all the des moines middle schools.
live in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: new at 5:00 :00 shots , -- new at 5:00 shots fired , today near des moines east high school. police say a fight broke out near the school around 1:00 p.m. and someone fired shots into the air. no one was injured and no damage was reported but the school was put on lockdown for about 10 minutes. police tell us they found the suv they believe to be involved and are now interviewing possible suspects. stacey: waukee police officers are now wearing body cameras. the department used money from donations and the city to buy 18 cameras. the body cams activate each time officers have contact with people. officers went through training earlier this month to learn how to use those cameras. steve: casey's general stores is warning customers after discovering credit-card skimmers at several stores. a device was found on a pump at a casey's in davenport. 6 more were discovered in nebraska. casey's officials say all fuel pumps at all 1900 stores, have been inspected. iowa's system for licensing
people who want to do african-style hair braiding is burdensome and expensive, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of 2 des moines women who say their constitutional rights are being violated. the women say the iowa board of cosmetology requires 2100 hours of training to secure a license and that it can cost as much as $22,000. stacey: water rates are on the rise. starting in april, des moines water works customers will see a 10% increase in their water rates. water works ceo bill stowe says rate increases are in line with national trends. stowe says with water use decreasing due to more efficient appliances and conservation efforts, and an aging infrastructure in need of repair, there is no choice but to raise rates. >> they are using less and spending more, that is realistic because we have a lot of fixed costs in this business, very capital intensive. we have plants we have underground pipes, we have water towers.
we have to feed that process. stacey: tonight at 6:00 kcci's , marcus mcintosh explains how other metro residents will feel the effect of the des moines water works rate increase. steve: a very different day across central iowa. good guards -- kkurtis: we are seeing gusts at 25 miles an hour. presently the metro gusting to 32. that is also bringing in a little flurry activity. up in spencer, they are seeing a few flurries. a little bit of a light wintry mix in the twin cities. cold air and all that. 25 miles an hour, maybe gusting
by the time the game comes to an and, hopefully your team moves on. steve: it is kind of hard to believe but the high school football playoffs are here. kcci's scott reister is live in ankeny where it is a windy one. scott: i'm not going to lie, i have been warmer. even with gloves on, your fingers go now. it is going to be interesting to see how the players handle these temperatures as the night progresses. we have 2 games here in ankeny. a double-header. ankeny and ankeny centennial share the stadium. it starts out with the ankeny hawks taking on indianola. after that, the jaguars take on des moines east.
they did beat southeast polk 30-10 on friday to gain the district championship. that wind did cost them their starting quarterback. blaine hawkins broke his collarbone. they are going to move a wide receiver, chris mcleod, into the quarterback spot. >> i think he is one of the best quarterbacks in the state so it is going to affect us. we just have to pick it up upfront. mcleod is a great player, though . i think he will do just fine. scott: highlights coming up at 6:00. a lot of people moving a little extra. back to you. steve: from football to baseball. game 2 of the world series is tonight. the kansas city royals are taking on the new york mets at home after a hard fought 14 inning victory last night. first pitch is at 7:07 on fox. aixa: which of the republican
presidential candidates will have a make or break moment tonight? i'm aixa diaz in washington with a look ahead at the third gop debate. rep. ryan: this begins a new day in the house of representatives. steve: plus, party uniter? can the new house speaker fix a fragmented gop? stacey: and later, photobombing pooch.
announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. stacey: right now, a military blimp that broke loose in maryland and drifted over pennsylvania is on the ground and secure. officials say the blimp was dragging its tether line. that took out power lines and caused widespread outages. the unmanned army surveillance blimp broke loose from its ground tether this afternoon and drifted north as u.s. fighter jets tracked it. no word how the blimp came loose. steve: the republican presidential candidates take the stage again tonight for their 3rd debate. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is live in our washington bureau this afternoon. aixa, for the first time ben carson is leading recent polls. aixa: an important debate for him tonight, being at the top of
the retired pediatric near surgeon has -- retired pediatric neurosurgeon surpassed donald trump in recent polls, and both are well ahead of third place candidate marco rubio. they, and 7 other republicans, will debate tonight in prime-time in colorado. candidates lagging in the polls will have to look for some breakout moment tonight. we spoke with one analyst who says jeb bush has the most to gain if he does well tonight. >> he was thought to be the frontrunner for so long, he has deep pockets, he's described himself as the tortoise in the race, slow but steady, and we haven't seen much from jeb bush yet. aixa: tonight's questions will focus on the economy. right now, the four republicans with the lowest poll numbers are debating. they get their chance on stage before the main debate which starts in a couple hours. stacey: we are all expecting things to get interesting
aixa: they could because donald trump has been going after ben carson a little more because he is leading the polls. trump has said he doesn't know how carson is leading him and also brought up carson's religion, seventh day adventist. and started pointing out carson's positions on issues. carson has said he's not engaging in attacks, simply focusing on the issues. stacey: by the way, tonight's main debate starts at 7:00 on cnbc. the earlier what is happening right now. steve: making news right now paul ryan says it is a new day , in the house of representatives. he spoke after his republican colleagues nominated him to become the chamber's next speaker, in the hope he can guide the highly fragmented party out of years of internal feuding. rep. ryan: but tomorrow, we are turning the page. we are not going to have a house that looks like it's looked the last two years. we are going to move forward. we are going to unify. our party has lost its vision,
and we are going to replace it with a vision. steve: after a full house vote tomorrow, ryan will succeed the embattled john boehner, who announced his resignation last month. the house also passed a bipartisan budget and debt deal that prevents a government default. the bill now goes to the senate, which is on track to pass it before tuesday's deadline, for increasing the so called debt limit. it also gives the government the authority to borrow freely through march of 2017. the measure is the result of hard-fought negotiations between congressional leaders and president obama. stacey: britain's prince harry is in the washington, dc area today. he joined first lady michelle obama and jill biden for a tour -- and jill biden. it's a met with wounded military veterans in rehab programs. they also watched a sporting event similar to the invictus games, the international tournament for wounded service members he founded.
tonight, the british ambassador is hosting the prince for an invictus games board meeting and reception. steve: it feels like october. kurtis: i lost my hat. 45 degrees. humidity at 51%. we told you it would be a windy one and it sure was. audubon, 40 miles per hour. most of the state, jefferson, also acted in the 30's. we will be around 42 at 7:00 p.m. already flurries in northern iowa. i think they will continue on and off. by 7:00 a.m., the wind chill at 26. actual temperature at 35 degrees. tomorrow we got from the 40's down into the 30's.
normal. it already feels like the mid-20's in mason city. feels like 32 in ames, 37 in ottumwa. north of humboldt, maybe a few flurries. area of low pressure to the north up in minnesota. north of the city, some light snow. then, some snow showers from bismarck now into northwestern iowa. the wind is going to hang around at least for tonight and a good portion of the day tomorrow before high-pressure slowly settles and. here is futurecast. by 11:00, still generally
northeast half of the state, sunshine. this all wraps up around that area of low pressure. i think friday starts with sunshine but as the day goes along, clouds move in. it looks like we will see some showers friday night into early saturday morning. some flurries up in northern iowa. tomorrow, 51 and partly sunny. the farther east you are, the wind here it will be. friday, 57. saturday, 58. rain checks early on saturday. it looks like the showers will start after eight, but i would get out earlier. 53 at 6:00 p.m.. after the cold, here comes the
monday and tuesday both near 70 degrees. chance a few showers next wednesday. steve: let's take a look at traffic. one thing to tell you about if you're headed westbound on i-235. on the left shoulder, you will see a disabled car. that might slow things down a bit. let's take a closer look at your drive times. about a minute slow normal to the west max and to the east, six minutes. stacey: kevin cooney is back with a preview of the stories we're working on c eight news at 6:00. kevin: if you live in the metro you may soon find your water bill taking a little more bite from your budget. kcci's marcus mcintosh is live -- marcus mcintosh will take a
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so, what are we waiting for? steve: we have an adorable furry photobomb today in the buzz. stacey: the star of this couple's engagement photo shoot appears to be their wiley weiner dog, louie. but he seems to be more camera hog then weiner dog as he poses for the shots. he jumps around in the leaves and blocks the couple in every shot. apparently, he really likes the fall leaves. superheroes took over a wing of blank children's hospital this morning. steve: it's batman begins, literally. take a look at this gun. -- this guy. this is leviathan, all dressed-up, cape and all, as batman. apparently the mask takes some getting used to. 50 costumes were handmade for
families got to choose the one -- choose which cost you they liked. leviathan's mom says the superhero theme certainly fits her son's personality. >> it means a lot because it's kind of bringing normalcy back into his childhood. it's been really hard having him be in here, not being able to bring him home and this just is something that we would have missed out on without having the costume. steve: this is really cool. 2 nicu nurses made all of the costumes. stacey: they say it took countless hours to finish those cost you but the smiles they saw -- those costumes but the smiles they saw today made it worth it. steve: calling all chocolate lovers. today is the day to celebrate your favorite sweet treat. stacey: it's national chocolate day. just one more way to rationalize the indulgence. if you like your chocolate dark, milk, white, sweet or unsweetened, enjoy. steve: we have it on good