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come to grips with what happened. we spoke with an emotional relative on the condition we don't use her name or show her face. >> i got the phone call, i just couldn't believe it i just started screaming no no it cant -- it can't happen to her. marcus: des moines police say hols was in a vehicle with sam archer, her boyfriend and the father of her 6 month old daughter when she either fell or jumped from the vehicle and was run over. archer was taken into custody but not for the saturday night incident. >> he had some arrest wartrants for an unrelated assualt from back in april. archer has a colorful past -- marcus: archer has a colorful past including prison time for murder and walking away from a work release facility but police say this time, archer isn't suspected of foul play. i don't think we will be going down that road. but we're going to take a look at it. marcus: little comfort to those who love and and miss the 22-year-old who leaves behind a 5-year-old son and infant daughter and many others who are having a hard time with the
reality of a life lost. little bit earlier this afternoon. marcus mcintosh. stacey: new information in an overnight chase where des moines police used a k9 to catch a man. it started before 3:00 in the morning south of downtown. the pursuit lasted nearly a half hour. it finally ended when the man ditched his vehicle and tried to run. the k9 caught the man at southeast 4th and mlk. 37-year-old shaun phelan of des moines was wanted by the atf on a warrant of felon in possession he also faces charges from the chase. new at 5:00 a 28-year-old man , faces 16 charges in connection with a chase on interstate-80 early this morning. the iowa state patrol says james earl overton took off when a trooper tried to stop him. troopers say at one point overton was driving on the wrong side of the interstate. overton started running on foot after a trooper performed a pit maneuver on his car. he was arrested and taken to the polk county jail. steve: new information about
those toilet paper bandits. urbandale police say they have received a lot of tips about the 2 men but still no arrests. they were spotted on surveillance video, hiding appliances under toilet paper, at the hy-vee at 8701 douglas avenue. investigators say they are getting word the men have ripped off other stores in other states, the same way, so they may not be from iowa. if you have any information, please call polk county crime stoppers at 515-223-1400. a grinnell para-educator will be grinnell-newburg school administrators tell kcci they looked into allegations that an employee made racist comments in front of students. and after a thorough investigation, they say they found no violations of any kind. the para-educator, who has been with the district for 15 years, had been on paid administrative leave during the investigation. now. presidential debates. republican candidates have been pushing for differences in the format.
chief political reporter cynthia fodor is live in studio with more. cynthia: representatives from 11 campaigns met last night to discuss having more control over how future debates are run. one candidate here in des moines today was not upset about the last debate but just wants more time to speak. many of the republican presidential hopefuls say they don't want another debate like the one cnbc conducted last week. gov. christie: did want me to answer or do you want to answer? i got to tell you the truth. even in new jersey, what you're doing is called rude. dr. carson: i think there's general agreement that the last debate was a farce and that something needs to be done about it. cynthia: ohio governor john kasich mentioned it this afternoon speaking to nationwide employees in des moines. gov. kasich: is in a great way to pick a president. explain the health care system
to the 830 seconds. cynthia: but kasich has come under fire from some conservatives for not being critical of cnbc's gotcha questioning. gov. kasich: i didn't get asked any questions below the belt, am i supposed to attack people bc -- the people because everybody else's? i'm not interested in doing that. cynthia: still kasich told me candidates cannot spell out their policies in quick soundbites. gov. kasich: i don't like the format. i don't think harry truman could get elected under this format. it's about who's got clever little answers. cynthia: after the meeting, campaigns rather than the party will now deal directly with networks to negotiate formats, and there will be an equal number of questions for each candidate, not just an equal amount of time. any changes in format would not take effect until after the november 10 debate on the fox business network. then, the democrats will debate
here at drake on kcci november 14. live in studio, cynthia fodor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: new at 5:00 iowa , landowners, who oppose a proposed pipeline that would carry north dakota oil to illinois hope state regulators will consider their concerns about the project. one rancher says that the pipeline dakota access has proposed has started to seem like a deal already. the iowa utilities board is scheduled to begin hearings on the pipeline this month. the state appeals board today approved a $235,000 settlement to end a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims she was kept in isolation at the iowa juvenile home for 280 days. concerns about the treatment of residents prompted governor branstad to close the toledo-based home last year. governor branstad's effort to privatize iowa's medicaid program continues to move forward. branstad says the move to private management will result
a lower cost. but some iowa medicare recipients are questioning whether they will still receive the care they need. stacey: the university of iowa's new president started his job on campus today and was met with protests. kcci's emmy victor is in studio with more on the controversy surrounding bruce harreld. emmy: stacey, protestors gathered today to call for harreld's resignation. but he made it pretty clear that's not going to happen. protestors say they fear harreld will run the university like a business, possibly cutting programs that don't make money. they're also upset his resume listed a company that doesn't exist. harreld says he reached out to many on campus to try and talk about their differences. but he says some acted unprofessionally and refused to talk to him. harreld says he's not going to let criticism affect him. >> it comes with the territory, i've been part of these types of transitions multiple times and everyone gets a little nervous, a little anxious, they don't
worst it seems like, and frankly some bad behavior starts to pop , out. i think we've gotten a little over the edge here. emmy: harreld says he respects people's freedom of speech but he's ready for everyone to move on. stacey? steve: if the weather is a game show, we are in the bonus room. kurtis: who wants to be a millionaire with a sweater? a record high for the day. the third warmest was 77 2005. a record center out there today and we are still in the 70's. 66 in clarion. 70 presently in knoxville. football playoffs going to be so much better than the last playoff game.
much more of this mild weather in store. every child 56 and then we dropped down into the 50's. latest futurecast headed your way just a bit. steve: big changes are planned near the intersection of first street and grand avenue in west des moines. the city council is expected to finalize zoning changes for a new development there today. several buildings would be demolished and replaced with 5 new commercial buildings. forget tomorrow is election day , -- don't forget tomorrow is , election day in des moines. mayor frank cownie is running for reelection against 27-year-old anthony taylor. city council seats in the 4nd -- seats in the 2nd and 4th wards will also be decided. the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. stacey: the christmas season is right around the corner. local businesses can pick up toys for tots boxes tomorrow for the upcoming campaign. if you're interested in collecting toys this holiday
for a box tomorrow between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. our address is 888 9th street, des moines. steve: straight ahead at 5:00 attacked. , an uber driver's dash cam is rolling as a passenger begins to brutally beat him. how the driver managed to stop the assault. stacey: plus, virtual reality. how a central iowa company is creating cutting edge technology in marshalltown. but first --
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, federal investigators positively identify wreckage found deep in the sea as the cargo ship el faro. the ship sank a month ago during hurricane joaquin east of the bahamas. 33 people were on board. no survivors were found. steve: questions surrounding the deadly crash of a russian airliner. stacey: did terrorists shoot down the metro-jet plane, was a bomb on board, or is a mechanical problem to blame? kcci's aixa diaz is in our
washington bureau. aixa: a metro-jet official says external impact, not pilot error or equipment failure brought to the plane but russian officials that conclusion. mourners gather at the st. petersburg airport in russia. where a metro-jet flight was headed on saturday, carrying 224 people. russian investigators say the plane broke apart 23 minutes after takeoff from sharm el-sheikh, a resort destination in egypt. >> the most important thing right now is to do the investigation with international standards and find out what's the reason of this tragedy. aixa: the jet crashed in the sinai peninsula, an area where egyptian troops are fighting an islamic insurgency. isis claims it brought the plane down but experts say it's , unlikely the group has equipment capable of targeting jets at high altitudes. >> we don't have any direct evidence of any terrorist involvement yet. aixa: russian government planes
are flying the victims' bodies back home, where families are identifying their loved ones. searchers have recovered the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders from the crash site. the state department says the u.s. is on standby to help. >> we have offered assistance to the egyptians. at this stage, we have not received a request to do that. aixa: the u.s., germany, and britain had previously warned airlines about the sinai peninsula, advising pilots to avoid flying over the area below 26,000 feet. in washington, aixa diaz. steve: a california man faces assault and public intoxication charges after he was caught on-camera beating an uber driver. kevin cooney has that right now. kevin: you have to see it to believe. the driver picked up the passenger friday in newport beach for a trip to costa mesa . never made it to the final destination. the driver, edward caban, tried kicking the passenger out because he was too drunk to give him directions. that's when the passenger got belligerent and started hitting
caban and yanking his hair. >> the only way that i felt i was going to get him to stop beating me was to incapacitate self-defense. i don't believe he would have stopped. spraying the passenger. authorities identify the man as 32-year-old benjamin golden, a senior marketing manager for taco bell. uber says golden is permanently banned from using the service. stacey: the iowa high school football playoffs continue tonight with the winners advancing to friday's quarterfinal round. kcci's tony seeman is live in ankeny with a preview. tony: we are live here at ankeny's day you. ankeny taking on lewis central. about three and a half minutes left in the first quarter. nate how how you doing? he is the official flag waver for the ankeny hawks. what makes a good flag waver?
depending on the wind, to figure is. tony: let me see if i can do this. >> boo! tony: i guess i looking by day job. the first quarter. tonight, centennial taking on johnston. centennial ranks number eight, johnston ranked number 10. let's hear some of that hawk pride. back to you. steve: today's kids that it's so easy. that would replace football in november it was cold.
the majority of the games are starting at 7:00. 63 degrees. it is going to cool off as the game goes along. a mild one. 60's and then the temperatures slowly drop. sun comes up at 6:49. cooler to the north. 68 in mason city. here in des moines, we had 79 degrees. the record for today, 78. we hit that at about 2:45. it was a bit breezy. we had a 28 mile-per-hour gusts here in des moines. that wind will really quiet down.
it is pretty stormy along the rocky mountains. we have a ridge of high pressure that is going to slowly track off. we will get some gusts around 22 miles per hour in the afternoon. the warm air is going to stay in place across most of the midwest. temperatures the next two days will be a touched cooler than today. the clouds will burn on off and we will have afternoon sunshine. wednesday, a couple clouds early on and then they move on off. our next system arrives thursday and our best chance of rain just after the noon hour hanging around through thursday evening. highs tomorrow in the 60's. 73 tuesday, 74 wednesday.
i think we will have some friday. 50 on saturday, sunday 54. steve: we have an accident at i-235 eastbound. other than that, things look pretty good across the greater des moines metro. minutes to the east. stacey: at 6:00 governor , branstad's thoughts related to the bakken oil pipeline. kevin cooney has more on that. kevin: a live years across the state listening closely this morning as governor branstad domain. we'll tell you what he said and what so many iowa landowners were hoping to hear and how it was going to say. jason r: how a des moines-area woman is trying to raise awareness for what has become an epidemic.
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steve: cutting-edge technology and virtual worlds are being built right here in central iowa. stacey: kcci's vanessa peng takes us inside the best-kept-secret in marshalltown. vanessa: behind me here is the c-6. we're inside howe hall at iowa state university. high resolution images are projected on 4 walls, the ceiling and the floor, making it an immersive virtual experience. three graduate student started the company that makes these. a soldier on a mission, or a fire on the international space station. training for dangerous scenarios happen away from space and battlegrounds, in the virtual world, anyway. >> it really does give you an insight to see things that you might not have been able to see before. vanessa: government agencies and big corporations turn to a company, right here in central
iowa for their virtual reality needs. >> it is kind of a hidden secret. vanessa: mechdyne creates virtual reality systems for training, education, health care and manufacturing. , for example, mechdyne's first client was a u.s. navy base. they were looking to train firefighters on u.s. naval ships. a car manufacturer may build a virtual prototype of a car to see what works before they build the real vehicle. or a governmental health agency , will be using the cave 2 as you can see in this video, to look at data for crisis prevention and management. >> we want to enable discovery to do those types of things. our ceo will sometimes say we hope to cure cancer someday, that our systems will help with that. vanessa: the company started in 1996 as an engineering consulting firm for accident reconstruction. in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: by the way mechdyne , stands for mechanical dynamics, a name that goes back
kurtis: the sun is slowly setting. still, 50's, that is where we should be for highs. rain chance thursday into friday morning. cooler but drive for the weekend. steve: thank you for joining us this afternoon. get out and enjoy the weather but not for you see kcci 8 news at 6:00. "the cbs evening news" is next. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,