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get up here. you don't say that to me. >> stop! >> hit me again. shut up. sit down. >> you can't do that! steve: --kevin: that driver, 61-year-old robert scarbrough of west des moines faces several charges tonight including , assault causing injury and child endangerment. kcci's kim st onge talked with some the students on the bus who witnessed the incident. stacey: kim, what did they see? kim: witnesses tell me the student, whose name the school has not released, threw something at the bus driver after refusing to move seats. the bus driver then walked to the back of the bus, got in a verbal argument, and allegedly assaulted the student. you can hear several students
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61-year-old robert scarbrough, to stop, just before police say he picked up the student by his coat and struck him in the face. >> he was being a little bit disrespectful to the bus driver but that's no reason to , start throwing punches. kim: video then shows scarbrough push the student to the floor. >> we were shocked and then just immediately after, we were angry. kim: 9th graders madison cherry and savannah shelley were on the bus when it happened. they say some students were terrified, some even in tears, as they watched it all unfold. >> i hate bullying in general so seeing a guy bullying a kid , like that was terrible. kim: when scarbrough stopped, students got off the bus and flagged down an officer. the student involved in the alleged assault was treated in an ambulance for head pain. johnston schools spokesperson laura sprague says scarbrough made a very poor decision and
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she understands why some students may be unsettled by what they saw. >> we commend students for being brave and knowing what's right and what's wrong, standing up for their fellow student. kim: scarbrough was just hired this school year. johnston schools say they've never had a prior problem with scarbrough. live in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: this video is getting a whole lot of reaction on our website. you can get the full video on our kcci app. additional charges in a hazing situation at clarion high school. they now face sexual abuse including hazing and assault charges. it's been one week since 58 teachers at roosevelt high school became so sick school had to be let school out early.
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the polk county health department today says tests to determine a possible cause of the illness should be completed next week. kevin: voters in guthrie center are taking notice of the controversial past of a city council candidate there. bill wagner was once charged with having indecent contact with two boys. the charges were later reduced, but the mayor says he still finds wagner's candidacy a concern. kcci's rose heaphy was in guthrie center today she joins -- today and joins us in studio. rose: this is the third time wagner has run for city council. he says he has the city's interest at heart. the mayor though says he doesn't , want to see him on the council. >> i'm concerned about the future. i believe that small towns have a very good future. rose: bill wagner is running for city council in guthrie center, but instead of the issues, some voters may be focused on wagner's past. >> i'm just an easy target. rose: seven years ago, wagner was charged with two counts of indecent contact with two 12-year-old boys. the complaint said he kissed and hugged them, and wrestled with them. the charges were later lowered
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to simple misdemeanor assault. >> kind actions on my part are sometimes are sometimes misinterpreted by people here. i hope to be able to encourage the city into a broader future and past misdeeds are past. rose: it just so happens the man who arrested wagner in 2008 is also running for city council. we reached out to him, but he says he didn't want to comment because he says it didn't feel appropriate for a candidate. guthrie center mayor dennis kunkle says wagner often attends city council meetings and is disruptive. he says wagner's running is concerning. >> knowing some of the past history that i knew, i'm not thrilled with that at all. there's nothing i can do about it. it's still a free country, he can run for office if he wants. rose: there are 5 people on the ballot competing for 3 spots on the city council. the election is on november 3.
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in studio rose heaphy, kcci 8 , news, iowa's news leader. kevin: there is new information coming in about an urbandale man who plead guilty to holding up a saint charles bank. 36-year-old hassam abusharkh today was sentenced to 80 months in prison as well as being ordered to pay restitution. abusharkh is the man seen in this bank security camera photo. federal agents say he held up the bank at gun point march 25. stacey: it's an old scam with a new twist. casey's general stores says it discovered data thieves have been using credit card skimmers -- skimmers that were attached to gas pumps at several of its nebraska and iowa stores. the skimmers steal the data from the card. those skimmers used to be easily detected on the outside of credit card readers and atm's. but as kcci's jason rantala shows us, that's all changing. jason r: it used to be data thieves placed those credit card skimmers on the outside of an atm or a gasp -- or a gas pump, but that is not the case
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anymore. officials with casey's general stores say 7 of their locations in iowa and nebraska, including this one in omaha, have fallen victim to skimming devices. criminals install the devices in gas pump card readers, while the skimmers copy data from your card to a duplicated version. the reason these devices are so hard to find -- >> it can be difficult if not impossible to detect a skimmer. jason r: is the crooks can break right into a pump and install the device inside, as they did at the casey's locations. >> the gas pump skimmers, the consumer will never see them. secret service agent john -- jason r: secret service agent john gutsmiedl says criminals will open a gas pump and plug in a skimmer like this one, which then records card numbers. >> it only takes about 10 or 15 seconds for them to actually place this device on and close the door back up. jason r: greenwood says there are a few ways to protect yourself, like using cash. >> but that's not realistic for many people anymore. jason r: he suggests using a credit card instead of a debit card. >> if you use a credit card, you get more protections as a consumer.
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the pin, they're pulling money out of your account just like it's cash. a debit card, do not use the pin. >> use it as a credit card type transaction, and the bad guy doesn't get your pin. kris: -- jason r: one of the best ways to protect yourself is to keep an eye on your statements to see if anyone's been using your credit card. when you're at the pump, if you notice something like your card not going in and out smoothly or if you see glue coming out. if you see that, notify someone inside the gas station or call police. live in des moines, jason rantala, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: casey's vice president and cfo bill walljasper says in his 25 years, he's never seen anything like this. walljasper says the company does regular pump inspections because they take the security of customer information very seriously. >> i'm not sure it was shocking or not, we were just more concerned about making sure that
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we sweep the entire company, which is 1900 stores over the the course of 14 states, to ensure that we don't have any further devices. stacey: so far, casey's says there have been no reports of fraudulent credit card activity. we do have a link on on how to report any suspected theft. kevin: the polk county sheriff's office and midamerican energy warning of a scam that targeting small business owners and some individual homeowners. the sheriff's departments says someone calls the small business claiming to be with midamerican the caller id even comes up as , midamerican energy. then the caller says the business owner is past due on the utility bill and that the business must pay through credit card or pre-paid debit card. midamerican energy says if you get one of those calls hang up. make a note of this number, 1-888-427-5632, to check on the status of your account. stacey: midamerican energy unveiling its new green fleet of trucks. these new trucks allow crews to
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use the equipment without keeping the engine running. that includes work lights along with boom arm and bucket. that lets the crews shut off the engines while they work, and still use all the equipment on board. and result, they can -- end result, they consume less energy. you may be in for some big savings on your heating bills this fall and winter. the iowa department of agriculture reports natural gas prices fell $.38 this week, closing at two dollars 90 -- at $2.07 per million btu. propane prices are now average about 99 cents a gallon. home heating oil prices dropped four sense to two dollars a gallon. kurtis: already in the 40's. we will stay that way right through 10:00 p.m. in the metro, we will get down to 35 degrees.
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and clouds increase by the afternoon. it looks like it will be cold this when the skies clear first with some upper 20's and northwest iowa. waterloo, 34. ottumwa, 33. cold air will not stick around for too long. it will take until late in the weekend. still in the 50's saturday. early next week, we have three days in a row in the 70's. complete check on your 8 day forecast on your next chance of rain coming up. stacey: an update now on a story we brought you last night. the fort worth star telegraph reports that ankeny girl and isu kid captain abby faber is being flown by private plane to fort worth, texas to attend tonight's tcu-west virginia game. faber gained national attention when a picture of her talking with tcu quarterback treyvone boykin when they played in ames
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kevin: a sad update to a story we brought you earlier this week. on tuesday, we told you about ralph the cat that finally , return home to its owners after 14 years. ralph has passed away. ralph's family adopted him from the animal rescue league back in 1998. but ran away in 2001. but earlier this month ralph was brought to the arl. a microchip in his neck helped the arl reunite ralph with his original family. they told us at the time they were just happy that ralph would be able to spend his final days with the same people he spent his earliest days. in the heart of football season, a cyclone basketball player picks up a big honor. we'll preview the season's first game, less than an hour away. stacey: and democratic candidate martin o'malley is back in iowa.
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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 sportscaster of the year andy garman. kevin: less than 100 days to go
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until the iowa caucuses, and martin o'malley says there are always surprises on caucus night. stacey: the former maryland governor stopped by kcci today to tape an interview for kcci 8 news close up. o'malley is polling around 4% in iowa. he says he's visited 43 out of the 99 counties in iowa. and he's excited about the next democratic debate. mr. o'malley: about 8 days ago, there were 5 of us on stage, at the next debate there will only be three of us. and i'm now the only candidate in this race that has elected experience as a chief executive. stacey: that next debate will be at drake university. kcci is proud to be one of the sponsors of the debate along with cbs news and the des moines register. you can watch the debate live on kcci on november 14. stacey: and, to see our entire interview with governor martin o'malley, tune into kcci 8 news close up, sunday morning at 10:30, right after "face the nation." kevin: the time to sign up for or renew your health insurance is now.
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monday, the polk county health department will hold a health insurance enrollment and renewal fair. the idea here is that folks like planned parenthood, visiting nurses, broadlawns, unity point, mercy, and primary health care will all be on hand to answer questions. the goal of the fair is to help people find a plan they can afford. the fair will be held monday from 1:00 until 8:00 at the evelyn davis leaning center, 801 university. stacey: folder in windows, but not for long. there's a late october --kurtis: a late october cold spell but a warm-up on the way. still a little bit of a wind chill in the air. feels like temperature in the low 40's. currently, that wind chill reading a marshalltown at 41 degrees. less wind overnight.
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nothing like last night when the wind howled. a frosty start tomorrow. we get down into the 30's. we will warm up again tomorrow. 4:00 p.m. temperature, 56 degrees. across the state, high temperatures only in the 30's -- only in the 40's. a bit warmer to the west today. 52 and council bluffs. a quick clearing here in the metro as these clouds drift off to the northeast. low-pressure spitting up in ontario province. and been active in the rocky mountains. if you are traveling on friday, there is a system that will move on it.
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st. louis, partly cloudy. ridge of high pressure slides off. clouds increase as the day goes long. going to let some moisture. friday morning, sunshine in the metro, clouds west. rain starting to move it around 8:00 p.m. it pulled out of the metro just after sunset. eastern iowa before the skies gradually clear. i would say the southern half of the state, a better chance. west-northwest winds at 5-10. beggars night, going to be in the 50's. and looks like showers maybe moving in.
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i think the best chance will be around 8:00 p.m., so get out early to avoid the rain. saturday, showers early. looks like 68 degrees on sunday. saturday, time to set the clock back as daylight saving time comes to an end. 70's monday, tuesday, and wednesday. sunshine, cooler 50's thursday and kevin: thursday night friday. football tonight here on kcci me those regular changes we tell you about. coverage starts at 6:30 right after the news. that means our 10:00 newscast here on kcci-tv will be delayed. if you are looking for our news at the regular time, you can switch over to metv des moines, channeling .2 at 10:00.
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cove do you think when 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. 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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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: roundball junkies, your time has come. college basketball returns, even if it's just an exhibition game. the iowa hawkeyes have the state's first basketball game of
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the air tonight. rolling out their squad for a game against division 2 sioux falls over at carver-hawkeye arena. it is a chance to suit up against somebody not wearing black and gold. >> we obviously have a lot more to do with the younger players. to be able to get together and go out and play another team, look at different combinations, see how far you guys have come, see what our experience guys are doing, something we are all excited about. andy: the big game tips off at 7:05. go to to find the link to check it out. sports illustrated says georges niang is one of the 5 best basketball players in the country. the magazine today named niang a 1st-team all-american marion's marcus paige is also on the
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first team at north carolina. the iowa hawkeyes have immediate day today. we will have that 10:00. the women's preseason rankings around. the hawkeyes are 23rd and the country. iowa state, another team receiving votes just outside of the 25. connecticut is number one, followed by connecticut, notre dame, tennessee. there are a lot of things that zach johnson has accomplished in his career. he is a two-time major winner on the pga tour. this weekend, he'll check off another item on his bucket list. zach johnson will be honorary captain for the iowa football team when the hawks play maryland actinic stadium. -- play maryland at kinnick stadium. about 8200 tickets remain for the game on saturday. about 62,000 and the house right
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hopefully we can get closer to
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iowa state placekurtis: chris knight out there tonight and the 30's. rain chances are you right
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