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5:00 a.m., a russian aircraft disappears from radar. where the plane crashed and how many were on board. plus, bus driver charged. what one mom is saying about the johnston bus driver who assaulted a student. and, final farmers market. today's the last downtown des moines farmers market. we'll tell you how they're asking people to celebrate happy halloween morning to all of you out there been. thanks so much for joining us on kcci 8 news this morning weekends. it is 5:00 on the dot on saturday, october 31'st. frank: can see we are starting to clear things out to the south and southwest but as we head through the morning, this extra wave up to the west of highway 71 will be rolling through the metro. most of the rain off to the north and northeast, and will be sliding to the east as we head to the morning hours. waking up pretty mild, 47 in the
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not as cold as it was yesterday at this time, especially when you mix in a little precipitation. we're going to start to break the clouds up after the noontime hour, partly sunny at 4:00 and 58. we have a great warm-up by the end of the week. alyx: breaking news at 5:01, we have learned that a russian passenger airliner crashed early this morning in sinai, egypt. right now, the prime minister is meeting with ministers and security officials regarding the crash. egyptian air traffic control said it had vanished from the radar. it was en route from the egyptian resort of sharm el-sheikh to st. petersburg, russia. flight 9268, an airbus 321, was carrying 224 passengers and crew members. you can count on kcci and kcci.com to bring you the latest in this developing story. story county sheriff's office is investigating a deadly crash near gilbert last night.
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they say it happened at the intersection of 170th and george washington carver around 8:00 p.m. a vehicle went through a stop sign and crashed into another car. one person was pronounced dead at the scene. the four survivors were transported to the hospital. no names have been released. a crash involving a car and schoolbus in ames turned into a close call with death. colton blackford of des moines was driving two friends on highway 30 when a schoolbus pulled out in front. the car got pinned underneath the back end of the bus, breaking the car's windshield and caving in the roof. police told them they were just inches from death, but all three walked away with just a few scratches. >> the top of the hood of the car was just a sardine can just peeled back. i'm just, i don't know. i'm just thankful i made it out. alyx: blackford says he's thankful they were all wearing seatbelts. the bus driver was cited for failure to yield. the johnston school bus driver arrested for assaulting a
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initial court appearance friday. 61-year-old robert scarbrough now faces assault and child endangerment charges. and more students are coming forward with new videos of the incident. one of the most vocal students shouting at the driver to stop -- you can see it in this video following that violent outburst. his mother doesn't want her family identified but tells kcci she notified the school district almost two weeks ago about scarbrough's behavior. in an email to the johnston transportation director, she states the bus driver screamed at him and told him he had to sit up front behind him. that warning came just days before the violent confrontation was caught on camera. >> i was disappointed because i had a complaint last week about the bus driver. our son and other kids have been complaining for quite some time. alyx: scarbrough remains in the polk county jail on a $3,000 bond. he is on administrative leave from his job with the school
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the incident has us wondering what kind of training do school bus drivers go through to deal with student behavior? we found the state of iowa has policies and procedures in place to make sure students are safe on a bus. aside from dot training to get a special license, drivers then go through scenarios on how to deal with unruly students. in most cases, they are told to pull over, secure the bus and radio for help. some districts like johnston have drivers work with a trainer. >> this trainer been with us since 2011. he is well versed on what happens on a bus on any given day. alyx: the state of iowa requires 17 hours of training for new drivers and a 4 hour class each year after. a pleasant hill man shot twice during pete polson's 2014 shooting rampage is still looking for justice. zach whitehill says he hasn't forgiven polson for shooting him in the neck and back, and
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probably never will. polson told jurors he was too high on methamphetamine to form the intent to kill. he was charged with three counts of attempted murder in the shooting, but was convicted of a lesser charges for two of the three people he shot at. >> i was wondering if they were falling for his defense of intoxication. so i guess i was happy that they did not fall for it, was my biggest thing. at least he got something. alyx: polson will be sentenced on december 8. he faces more than 100 years in prison. a federal jury convicted a west des moines man of distributing synthetic drugs here in des moines and other cities. prosecutors say 49-year-old muhammad anwar sold k-2 and psycho-active bath salts to des moines stores. the jury also found anwar guilty of money laundering. sticking with your health news,
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shot yet, here is another reason to get one. the iowa department of health says the first cases of influenza in the state this season have been reported. health official say 300,000 iowans get the flu each year. an average of 1000 of those people die from the disease or its complications. a flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. the halloween parties can run a little later than usual tomorrow -- tonight. in most of the country, it's the night people set clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. meaning an extra hour of sleep. year. daylight saving time returns march 13. frank, when people are setting those clocks back we are looking forward to monday because it will be a beautiful week next week. frank: even tomorrow we will start to climb back into the 70's. we are dealing with the rain out here this morning. most of it to the north and east. if we widen things out a little bit, we are starting to clear
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think this thing will pull through and after that, we will dry out for the rest of your saturday. it should be a great day for the rest of your afternoon after we get through this initial round of rain. attend of an inch or so in carroll. we have not picked up -- i 10th -- 1/10 of an inch or so in carroll. notice the warming trend out to the west, 60's rapid city. your sunday. kansas. alyx: looking forward to it. we now have an update on the story of abby faber. the isu kid captain is back at home after a whirlwind trip to tcu. abby faber and her family were flown to fort worth, texas thursday to watch tcu take on west virginia.
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the university honored the family in a ceremony at the end of the 1st quarter. it was projected on a giant video screen for everyone to see. for abby, one of the best things about the entire experience was the trip down. >> we got to fly on an airplane. alyx: abby's connection with tcu started october 10 when she was the isu kid captain at iowa state's game with tcu. and was then that quarterback trevone boykin knelt down to talk with abby. a photo of the encounter went viral. the last downtown farmer's market of the year is this morning. organizers are asking patrons to dress up in costume to celebrate halloween. some vendors will. and many of those vendors will be handing out candy to children who attend. the downtown farmers market runs from 8:00 a.m. until noon today. our very own marcus macintosh will be there live at 8:00 to show us all the festivities. coming up in your commitment
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning weekends with alyx sacks and meteorologist metinka slater. frank: good saturday morning. happy halloween. we are waking up to some rain at 5:12 and you will notice most of it is to the north and east. this is an area of low pressure cycling moisture around. i think this band is pretty much the last band for central iowa as this rain begins to pull out. temperatures waking up a little bit warmer than yesterday, mid 40's for many locations. by the way, that is about 12 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday in des moines,
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73 for sunday, monday, 75. we are going to stay in the 70's for at least the middle part of the week before we cool down thursday into friday. alyx: turning to commitment 2016 news this morning. at least nine republican candidates will be in des moines today for the republican party of iowa's growth and opportunity party. that's at the varied industries building at the state fairgrounds. the event starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. front runners donald trump and ben carson will not be there. louisiana governor bobby jindal will be there. he got into town friday. we caught up with him yesterday at the state historical building where he spoke as part of the caucus candidate forum series. he touched on his plans for medicaid and social security, as well as his education policy. >> chances are, if your parents aren't enough money they send you two great public schools or can afford to send you to great
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it is not honest to tell those little girls and boys they can grow up to be whatever they want without a good education. alyx: chief political reporter cynthia fodor and kim st. onge will be there. follow them on twitter for updates. fallout from this week's republican presidential debate continues. gop candidates are so unhappy with how cnbc handled the event, they're meeting this weekend to discuss what they want from tv networks in the remaining debates. brian stelter reports. brian: the leading gop candidates. outraged over their treatment at wednesday's debate, meeting in washington sunday night to rewrite the ground rules for the next round. among those calling for change, ben carson. dr. carson: debates are supposed to be established to help the people get to know the candidates and get to know , what's behind them and what their thinking process is, what their philosophy is, and what it has turned into is gotcha. brian: sunday's meeting is an
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unheard of gathering of rivals, the candidates, united in their anger over what they called the hostile nature and tone of the questioning. >> your board fired you. i just wondered why you think we should hire you now? >> is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign? brian: and rnc chief reince priebus agreed, complaining bitterly just moments after the debate ended. >> i think it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other. brian: but the candidates also plan to take control of the debates from priebus and the rnc, charging that party bosses have failed to take their concerns to the networks. more evidence of the gop at a crossroads, as politicians, led by party outsiders, struggle for control of the party. in an unprecedented move aimed at maintaining his control, priebus announced today friday that the rnc is suspending its ties with nbc news for a february debate, saying in part, "i expect the media to hold a substantive debate on consequential issues of concern to the american people. cnbc did not." that was first and foremost
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among the candidates' complaints. mr. rubio: i think the bigger frustration you saw is that all those candidates onstage had prepared for a substantive debate. mr. christie: we have $19 trillion in debt, we have people out of work, we have isis and al-qaeda attacking us and we're talking about fantasy football? brian: brian stelter, cnn, new york. alyx: again, the republican national committee says it's suspending its partnership with nbc news and its properties and won't allow the network to co-host a presidential primary debate scheduled for february. the letter from rnc chair reince priebus to nbc comes after this week's heavily criticized debate on cnbc. priebus says the cnbc debate did not focus on economic issues as promised. and that the candidates were asked questions that "were inaccurate or downright offensive." the rnc tells nbc it will still hold a debate as scheduled on february 26 with its other planned media partner, national review. fox business is giving republican presidential candidates more time to answer
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questions in their next debate. the network says candidates will have 90 seconds to answer questions and 60 seconds to respond to other candidates if their name is mentioned. traditionally, candidates are only allowed 60 seconds to respond and 30 seconds for a rebuttal. the decision comes after several candidates and party officials complained about the tone and style of wednesday's cnbc debate. the fox business debate will be held on november 10. another key endorsement for hillary clinton. new york city mayor bill de blasio announced today he is backing her democratic presidential bid. de blasio says clinton is the best candidate to address income inequality. the mayor drew criticism from some democrats for not immediately endorsing clinton when she announced her candidacy. he managed her successful 2000 senate campaign. time now, 5:18, time to check in with frank.
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frank: we have had the rain around a little bit this morning. it started late last night and we are just starting to clear it out. the heaviest rain off to the north and west. just off to the west of fort dodge. stretching back down along highway 71 into carroll. most of this activity moving to the north and east. we have some light shower activity in the metro and this activity is moving to the north and east. up toward perry. greene county also seeing some of this rain, so it is going to be spotty in the metro with better chances to the west and heavier. things looking pretty good out there this morning. 47 in des moines. yesterday we were waking up in the 30's.
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temperature right around 45 degrees for many locations, wind out of the south at eight miles per hour. we are going to start to get rid of the rest of the rain and break up the clouds. by 1:00 we are in the mid-50's, 58 by 4:00. eventually mostly clear skies after sunset. most of this activity off to the east, stretching back into the heaviest activity is right now. by the afternoon. as it moves off to the east, we will clear the clouds out and of your weekend. by 9:00 a.m., most of the rain off to the north and east. we will clear the clouds out by lunchtime. for sunday, a lot of sunshine but it will be a little breezy. i think you will really enjoy the temperatures, we will warm
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them up quite a bit. showers sticking around this morning. tonight, clear skies will help coolest down, 45 degrees below. look at sunday, 73, monday, 75. tuesday, 72. we will start to slip a little bit by the middle of the week, eventually dropping into the low 60's on thursday and the low 50's by friday.
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or visit your24info.com. andy: good morning, everybody. the world series first two games were sweet for royals fans but last night as the series shifted to the east coast, the mets came to life. new york protects the home field and takes game three, 9-3 the final. the same two teams tonight in the big apple. there are some teams across the state that are always good in high school football and it seems as long as jerry state and has been at albia, the blue demons are one of those teams. tony says they are continuing their tradition on the back of a
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tony: when carter suits up, look out. >> he went through the line and a couple guys try to put him on the ground. i said, carter, it does not mean they have to -- you have to go down. there have been times when there have been 6, 7 guys having a hard time to get him down. tony: he is six foot 250 pounds of power. he leads class 2a with 31 touchdowns on the year. >> we know we can rely on him to run the ball and when that happens. >> they make some huge holes. tony: i asked a few players in albia how do you tackle carter? hold on, and hope for some help.
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>> it is hard to get him down. tony: he is a freight train that looks to put albia on the fast-track to the unit don't. in albia, kcci. andy: albia will be in action with the rest of the high school teams on monday. congratulations to des moines area lineman, urbandale area offense alignment -- offensive lineman. valley alignment signs up for the u.s. army -- valley lineman signs up for the u.s. army. break after coming off their dismantling from northwestern. the hawkeyes have a tricky game kinnick stadium. they play a maryland team that has just been a mess this year where a great team can come in
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they have got to keep dialed in on every opponent if they want to make this season special. >> my message is none of this stuff really matters. all you are trying to do is advance, that is all it is. college football is a one-game playoff for everybody every week. you only play 12 games so you better take advantage of each week because you only get 162. andy: the game is live on abc. the hawks are tense in the country but have not played to a sold-out kinnick stadium since the cyhawk's showdown last year. officials announcing yesterday that iowa-minnesota is sold out, no doubt buoyed by increased in
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the iowa wrestling meet outdoors against oklahoma state, they grapple on the gridiron also at kinnick stadium. l it is joelanning or bust as texas invades jack trice stadium. the former ankeny standout will get his first career start, and paul rhoads says it is important enough what he has done on the field. >> the biggest piece that came out of saturday's performance is the energy level of our football team, not just our offense, but our football team. andy: that game kicks off at 6:00 tonight and it is live on fox sports one. grand view is that hold -- at home against stockton. at 1:00, the central iowa rivals
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visiting >> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this
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alyx: rudy news at 5:31, a plane crash. the latest aircraft to go down. where it crashed and how many were on board. plus, texas disaster. the latest storms hammering the lone star state, how the state is doing this morning. happy halloween. we have some spooky things happening around the station. frank: apparently it is 135 degrees in carroll and coon rapids. i promise folks that is not with the temperature is. alyx: we must have some ghosts or goblins trying to trick you on halloween. frank: a warm morning, temperatures have been pretty nice in the mid 40's which for this time of year is not so bad. the other story this morning, the rain. we have seen it on and off since about 11:00 to midnight last night. all of this moving to the north
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and east. a break in action for the metro. portions of kossuth county are seeing some of that, webster county over toward fort dodge also seeing some rain. 45 fort dodge, 47 in the metro. we are going to be kicking the rain out. partly sunny by the end of the day and 58 degrees. alyx: thank you, frank. during to that breaking news we , have learned that a russian passenger airliner crashed early this morning in sinai, egypt. right now, the prime minister is meeting with ministers and security officials regarding the crash. egyptian air traffic control said it had lost control with -- lost contact with the aircraft about 20 minutes after takeoff. it was en route from the egyptian resort of sharm el-sheikh to st. petersburg, russia. flight 9268, an airbus 321 was carrying 224 passengers and crew members.
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you can count on kcci and kcci.com to bring you the latest as the story develops throughout the morning. now happening in central china, 17 workers were killed and 23 injured when a building collapsed. it happened while work was being done on its foundation. 40 people were pulled from the debris, nine in serious condition. the two-story house was built in 1990's. the cause of the collapse es now under investigation. happened on a stage in a nightclub and killed 27 people. an explosion came after a spark on stage ignited some polystyrene decor. it happened when nearly 400 people were at the club and only one exit door. the flames engulfed people, burning their skin and hair. nearly 200 people were hospitalized from the incident. this is thought to be the worst disaster in romania in decades. back here in the states parts of
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, central and south texas are under water again as drenching rains and dangerous storms plowed across the state. some areas got as much as 16 inches of rain. at least two possible tornadoes caused damage. omar villafranca reports from austin. omar: texans can't seem to catch a break from nasty weather. a possible tornado near san antonio damaged the local high school, and blew this rv onto the roof of the local holiday inn. phil krotzer lives in wimberley, an area devastated by flash floods memorial day weekend. >> we are getting too old to deal with this. omar: the same areas that got pummeled by the remnants of hurricane patricia last week got hit hard again, as a fast moving system brought more torrential downpours. rivers and creeks spilled over their banks from austin to san antonio. >> uh, so it's flooding here. omar: kerry packer shot this
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video while flood waters carried him away inside his car. >> as you can see, i'm floating down some sort of creek here. omar: the man who shot that video from his car is ok. as for the residents in this austin neighborhood, many of them have evacuated because this area and much of south central texas, is still under a flash flood watch and more rain is on the way. emergency responders had to rescue dozens of people from swift moving water. they expect to stay busy through the weekend. omar villafranca, cbs news, austin, texas. alyx: so far two people have died from the storms. a man and a woman are still unaccounted for in separate incidents in the austin area. back here at home, story county sheriff's officials are investigating a deadly crash near gilbert. they say it happened at the intersection of 170th and george washington carver around 8:00 p.m. last night. a vehicle went through a stop sign and crashed into another car. one person pronounced dead at
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transported to the hospital. more big stories, a crash between a car and school bus in . >> a vehicle in that condition is usually, is there's no good outcome. >> i started to slow down and i realized it wasn't stopping so i just slammed on my brakes as hard as i could. alyx: colton blackford of des moines was driving two friends on highway 30 when a school bus pulled out in front of them. the car got pinned underneath the back end of the bus, breaking the car's windshield and caving in the roof. blackford says he's thankful they were all wearing seatbelts. the bus driver was cited for failure to yield. the johnston school bus driver arrested for assaulting a special needs student made his initial court appearance yesterday. 61-year-old robert scarbrough now faces child endangerment and assault, and the charges are still pending.
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now more students are coming forward with new videos of the incident. one mother said she notified the school district about 10 days or so about scarbrough's behavior. in an email to the johnston transportation director, she states the bus driver screamed at him and told him he had to sit up front behind him. scarbrough remains in the polk county jail on a $3,000 bond. he is on administrative leave from his job with the school district as well. a pleasant hill man shot twice during pete polson's 2014 shooting rampage is still searching for justice nearly a year later. but zach whitehill is still wondering why polson received lesser charges. >> yeah, they didn't believe his defense but it still should have been, in my eyes attempted murder. alyx: zach whitehill says he hasn't forgiven polson for shooting him in the neck and back, and probably never will. polson told jurors he was too high on methamphetamine to form the intent to kill. he was charged with three counts
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shooting, but was convicted of a lesser charge for two of the three people he shot at. polson will be sentenced on december 8. he faces more than 100 years in prison. let's take a look at that went forecast. is it going to rain all day? frank: no, it is not. most of the heavy stuff off to the north and east, starting to dry off to the south and west. this is the last band we will see in central iowa. it will take a few hours to pull through and finally get out of here. the clearing already starting to happen out to the west. we picked up around a quarter of an inch in the metro. that will start to fill in as that next wave holes through. -- polls -- pulls through.
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around 60 degrees in des moines, 56 in minneapolis, close to 70 kansas. moines. platte and dodge city, kansas. are they here to stay? extended forecast coming up. alyx: thanks, frank. the halloween parties can run a little later than usual tonight. in most of the country it's the , night people set clocks back an hour at 2:00 a.m. meaning an extra hour of sleep. daylight saving time returns march 13. downtown farmers market opens for the last time this year today, on halloween. organizers are asking patrons to dress up in costume to help celebrate, and some of the vendors will as well. and many of those vendors will be handing out candy to children who attend. the downtown farmers market runs
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from 8:00 a.m. until noon. speaking of halloween, an ankeny home has become a tourist attraction because of its over-the-top halloween decorations. the couple used a generator for power and took a day off work to set it all up. they spend hundreds of dollars adding to their collection of skeletons, zombies and animated creatures. but what kids seemed most afraid of was the real clown handing out candy on the front porch. >> i think the funniest thing is that parents are like, i should feel bad shoving my kids up there because they're scared but we love it too so we want to push them along, so i think that the parents love it even more than the kids do. alyx: the couple says it will take all weekend to tear down all the decorations. still to come a phone call for , free medical advice saves the lives of an iowa falls family. how a quick thinking nurse rescued them from carbon monoxide poisoning. plus, how a new push to get des
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dear future, sailed through that diaper stage, learned to walk, and i'm reading like a third-grader. but now it's time to go out into the world. and from what i hear, it's not all toys and games out there. will you look out for me, future?
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dressed up. harley and shadow going all out. but i think olivia has it right with this one. check out her vending machine costume. frank, you have to love the costumes that are so creative. frank: i love that vending machine. that is real candy. that one is definitely a winner. take a look at satellite radar. we have some rain moving through, most of the heaviest stuff off to the north and east. this wave is the last one that will pull through and then we will start to dry out. warmer temperatures than yesterday, 47 in des moines and ottumwa. not a bad start to your day. if we look back 24 hours ago, we are 12 degrees warmer in des moines, 11 degrees warmer for council bluffs. definitely a mild start to your
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day. as we have been telling you, it is the last farmers market. i think we will see misty showers in the air, otherwise, mostly dry. temperatures around 48 by 9:00. a great day to get out for the last farmers market, just ring your umbrella. alyx: a big push is about to get underway to remind metro businesses to do their business in the metro. a study by the greater des moines partnership shows local companies spend $51 million on goods and services outside the metro, each day. mark tauscheck explains the effort to keep that money closer to home. mark: j sayles design is responsible for some very recognizable logos and brands throughout iowa but the head of sales and marketing for this small beaverdale graphic design business says they lose clients to competition in bigger midwest cities like chicago. >> it can be an issue, sometimes
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people think if it's from outside des moines it's better. mark: so why would a local company bypass a business a few miles away to do work with another business in the next state? >> i think there was the assumption that there was expertise that might not be available here and i think sometimes it's just an assumption. mark: the greater des moines partnership teamed up with the economics department at iowa state to determine how much local money leaves each year. they figured out that is mrs. and local governments in greater des moines spend over $13 billion annually with businesses and suppliers out of the region. they determined that shifting 5% of that money to local vendors could add $672 million a year to the local economy. first. mark the effort to get word out : will be hitting the airwaves next week. >> i hope it makes people think twice, it's win-win if they do. alyx: that was mark tauscheck
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reporting. the study also determined if the central iowa region did replace just 5% of all imported commodities and services with local business to business purchases, it would add an estimated 4000 jobs. kcci 8 news time, 5:47, waking up to 47 degrees on your halloween. this is a wet look at downtown des moines. frank will be back with your
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away. only on kcci 8 news this morning. frank: good saturday morning. we are about 10 minutes until 6:00. up. we do have a little bit of rain especially to the north and west. fort dodge, rockwell city, all of this activity moving to the north and east. noon, portions of jasper county -- newton, portions of jasper county getting rain. light rain in the metro. this will be rolling through in the next couple of hours and that will be pretty much it, then we will see sunshine late today.
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47 in des moines. yesterday at this time we were want to go for that morning walk, things are pretty good. as we head throughout the rest is going to be studying out. 48 by 8:00. 11:00, 50 degrees, but notice we the picture by lunchtime. 58 degrees by 4:00. 56 degrees by 7:00. this is all around an area of low pressure to the south but we will start to clear things out to the west. this activity will not amount to much as we start wrapping in drier air. futurecast kicking up the rain, increasing clouds for the afternoon, and sunshine late.
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tonight, clear skies will help coolest down, warmer than average with temperatures in the 40's. tomorrow will be a nice sunny day with temperatures pumping back up into the low to mid 70's. in des moines today, 58 degrees, the clouds start to break up. tonight, 44 degrees, a mild night with wind out of the south and west. sunday, 73, monday, 75, tuesday, 72. eventually temperatures will start to drop. we have one nice stretch of weather. all the way through thursday. alyx: thank you for that, frank. a family is saved in the nick of time, by a woman miles away on the phone. if tammie zeiser hadn't gone the extra mile, an iowa falls family might not be alive today. vanessa peng has the story from
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iowa falls. >> hi, it is so good to see you, it's so good to see you. vanessa: just hours ago, tammie zeiser, didn't know if jennifer smith and her three young kids were alive or not. zeiser and smith first met a day ago, on the phone. >> thank you for calling first nurse. this is tammie. vanessa: zeiser is a maxwell registered nurse. she works for the mary greeley medical center first nurse call center, a free health care helpline. it was just before 3:00 early thursday morning. smith's husband lucas was working overnight and wouldn't be home until 7:00. smith called to say everyone was sick. >> do you have a gas furnance? >> yes. >> ok, you may have some poisoning going on if everybody is sick all of a sudden. ok, so you need to call 911. can you do that? vanessa: at the same time lucas smith was texting his wife, checking to make sure everything was ok. he didn't hear back. he was debating whether or not
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he should call jennifer. >> i don't know if i would have called or continued to call or called 911 or would i have been, yup, they went to sleep. vanessa: she didn't fall asleep, smith and all the kids passed out. >> if you are going to call somebody back, you give them 10 minutes for anything to go on. and i thought i had waited 10 minutes but i only waited 6. vanessa: it went to voicemail immediately. worried, zeiser called police dispatch, and told them to send paramedics to the smith house. and they got there just in time. the smith family is here today, thanks to a free phone call and the woman on the other end that wanted nothing more than to make sure they were ok. >> if she wouldn't have followed up we would have all be dead in the morning. so we're really thankful she did follow and just really want to thank her for saving our lives. alyx: a remarkable story. both the smiths and zeisers say this is a good reminder to get
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still ahead onggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day.
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learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com. alyx: welcome back. news to go at 5:57.
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morning, the passenger jet that was missing has been found. the pilot had reported technical difficulties before losing contact with air traffic controllers. there were 224 passengers and crew members on board the airbus 321. it was flight 9268 and was en route from an egyptian resort to st. petersburg, russia. russian officials are planning a news conference today. a handful of gop candidates will be in des moines today. at least 9 candidates will attend the republican party of iowa's growth and opportunity party. the event starts at at the 10:30 varied industries building at the state fairgrounds. front runners donald trump and ben carson will not be in attendance. coming up at 8:00 a.m., it is time to get growing. jerry kluver will be here to answer all your gardening and growing questions. plus. sweet to eat is back in the kitchen. we'll show you what they're cooking up for this spooky halloween.
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we'll be out live at the big final event of the year. i know they do not like it when it is raining out there. what can they expect? frank: a little bit of a miss in the air -- mist in the air. a line of showers will be pulling through over the next couple of hours. headed for a high of 58. tomorrow, 72. monday, 75. tuesday, 72. another chance for rain by the end of the week.
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