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reacting. good morning, everyone, thanks so much for joining us on kcci 8 news this morning weekends. it is 5:00 p.m. on the dot on saturday, november 7, and a chilly start to the day. frank: we actually have some patchy frost, especially to the north of the metro because of these temperatures. 36 at the des moines international airport, went out of the west, northwest at about eight miles per hour. these are the air temperatures. 33 in ames. definitely a cool one out there across the state. the warm spot is council bluffs, at 37 degrees. when we look at the windchill, 26 in ames, 29 fort dodge. just look at those numbers makes you feel cool. it is about 72 in the studio and
a light -- those numbers outside. a light breeze, warming up to the 50's by this afternoon. we hasn't changes coming next week. alyx: two that breaking nose -- news des moines police are , investigating another homicide this morning. friday night around 10:30, officers responded to the intersection of 13th street and jefferson avenue. when they arrived they found an adult male victim, deceased as a result of apparent gunshot injury. police are currently interviewing witnesses, and a suspect description is being developed. authorities hope to release more information later on today. you can count on kcci on air and online to bring you the latest on all of our breaking news. taking a look at some more big stories this morning, downtown des moines is expanding south, and rapidly. the latest evidence, two new restaurants opening south of mlk next week. guru bbq and fuzzy's taco shop both open monday in the latest century old building to be
the downtown community alliance lists 441 housing units now under construction or proposed just south of mlk between southwest 8th to principal park. >> this has started to take off, especially this corridor with all these lofts and apartments and things. alyx: the renovated warehouse also includes a jimmy john's and anytime fitness. president obama rejects the keystone x.l. pipeline project, that would have stretched from canada to texas. the controversial decision is drawing some heated reaction from local lawmakers and presidential candidates. kcci's ryan smith has their responses. ryan: the pipeline's path would not have crossed into the hawkeye state. >> am i disappointed? yeah. these are jobs. ryan: but congressman david young says the project meant opportunity for iowa workers. >> they would have been working on this pipeline. the drivers and truckers out there, they would have been hauling pipeline.
this would be money in the pockets of iowans. ryan: the pipeline would have shipped roughly 830,000 barrels a day of heavy crude oil from fields in canada to gulf coast refineries. texas senator ted cruz in des moines today vowing to revive the controversial project. mr. cruz: if i'm elected president, i will approve the keystone pipeline. ryan: off stage, he was quick to accuse president obama and washington democrats of cozying up to environmental donors. mr. cruz: they just made the calculation, i assume, that there's more money they can get from the california billionaires and the union members' jobs are not that important. i think that is cold and cynical. ryan: keystone x.l. became a political fight about jobs and oil revenue versus the environmental impact. the iowa environmental council applauding the white house tonight for backing renewable fuels. >> we recognize there are pros and cons to all the pipeline issues but it's the overall threat, the nature of the production, the threat to the
land and water across these two countries. alyx: that was ryan smith reporting. the pipeline would have run through nebraska, its governor stating " keystone xl would have brought good-paying jobs and much-needed tax revenue to nebraska's counties. " here in iowa, officials continue to debate the bakken oil pipeline, not related to the xl pipeline. this pipeline would run through 18 iowa counties. a public hearing is set for thursday in boone. the demand to participate is so high the iowa utilities board capped the number of speakers to 210. the board says it won't make a decision on the project until after a november 16 evidence hearing. new charges for gabriel coco. police say he shot two teenagers outside an ankeny mcdonald's two weeks ago. authorities originally charged him with two counts of willful injury. now investigators say security footage from the restaurant and witness interviews led them to add one attempted murder charge.
condition. it is five minutes after the hour, let's take a look at the forecast. frank: especially off to the north, but all across the state it is a chilly start to your weekend. look at satellite radar, we do not have much in the way of cloud cover. that usually translates to some cooler temperatures. all the rain stretching down south from the carolinas into alabama, mississippi, in texas. the system will stay out of our hair this weekend, and keep the clouds down there. look at these temperatures right now across the region, 20's in rapid city and bismarck, 37 in des moines, 34 in minneapolis. further to the south and east it gets a little warmer, down into the 40's for kansas city and st. louis.
54 degrees, a little bit cool, but actually above average for this time of year. 47 for minneapolis, 50's out to the west. warmer for sunday, back near 60 degrees. alyx: more top stories this morning, gruesome details revealed friday in the ngor makuey trial. investigators say makuey used a metal spatula to kill 97-year-old rupert anderson and beat his wife, harriett in their des moines home. after his arrest, makuey was recorded talking to himself. he denied ever being there despite video showing him outside the home. >> early on in the monologue he's quoted as saying "i don't even know what happened. i don't even know what happened. if there was a fight, if there was a robbery, if someone got beat." "kcci 8 news -- alyx: makuey is using the insanity defense, but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness. now to an update in johnston. the school district is in the process of getting more cameras for their school buses. this, in the midst of an incident last week when students shot cell phone video of a bus
driver assaulting a special needs student on a bus. a spokeswoman says the district had ordered eight cameras before the incident happened. each camera costs about $2000. there are 80 buses in the district. >> for the safety of the students and drivers it's good to have some kind of monitoring system in place. alyx: a school official says the 8 new cameras should be in place by the end of this year. still ahead on kcci 8 news this morning weekends, flocking to the state fairgrounds. the candidates that spoke at the freedom conference. and how iowa voters were attracted to them.
marshalltown can see some patchy frost out this morning, it is just that chilly. you will need a jacket this morning, clear skies, just a few high clouds off to the north. with no clouds to keep the heating of the day yesterday at the surface, we are really cooling down. a good-looking week ahead in terms of temperatures. we will be near 59 degrees tomorrow, the same for monday. tuesday, 61, and we begin to cool down a little bit. thursday and friday, that down in the low to mid 50's. alyx: thanks, frank. taking a look at commitment news this morning, the nation's largest religious liberties conference was held in des moines friday. three presidential candidates spoke at hy-vee hall. our chief political reporter cynthia fodor was there and filed this report. cynthia: betty and dick odgaard of grimes are sharing their
the minute that this happened, the gortz house, never going to be the same. devastating. cynthia: their story of closing the gortz house has propelled this iowa couple to the national stage, after being sued for refusing to host a same sex wedding because of their mennonite beliefs. >> we feel strongly about traditional marriage. we don't want to take rights away from anybody, not at all. we want ours back without being tormented. cynthia: this group claims religious liberties are under attack like never before in schools, the military, the workplace. the liberty institute says it has had a 400% increase in calls for legal help since the supreme court legalized same sex marriage in june. >> learning about just some tragic stories of people of faith whose businesses have been threatened i, whose careers have been threatened, and it educates them what is happening across
cynthia: presidential candidate bobby jindal spoke, and mike huckabee defended the importance of raising awareness. mr. huckabee: i don't care if a person is christian, jew, muslim or athiest. religious freedom is the freedom for people to believe their own thoughts. if the government can restrict what we believe, then the government has already started the process of taking away every other right and liberty we possess. alyx: presidential candidate ted cruz also spoke late friday afternoon. the conference continues today and also, one iowa, which represents the lesbian, gay and transgender community, is holding its own event at the state historical building today at 10:00 a.m. in other commitment news, ben carson's campaign is clarifying a few misstatements from carson in his autobiography. in the book, carson claims he was offered a full scholarship to west point. now, his campaign says he was not. also this week, carson wrote on facebook that every signer of
the declaration of independence had no elected office experience. his campaign later acknowledged that about half of them had experience as elected members of colonial assemblies. and happening today, two presidential candidates will also be in iowa. bobby jindal has two stops planned for the day. one in waukee and the other in guthrie center. and martin o'malley will be making three stops in the state. he will be in burlington, wapello, and then travel east to cedar rapids. and happening tonight, be sure to tune in this evening to kcci's new political interview program "matter of fact." fernando espuelas hosts from washington, d.c. with guests jeb bush and bernie sanders. the show debuts november 7 at 6:30 p.m., one year ahead of the presidential election. you can also catch the rebroadcast sunday at 5:00 p.m. on metv 8.2. also be sure to tune in tomorrow morning. we will go live from washington to talk with fernando about his upcoming trip to iowa for the
time now, 5:15 on your saturday morning and frank, you have a gorgeous photo behind you. frank: this was sent yesterday from a friend of mine who loves to bike. she bikes thousands of miles an year, and this was just outside of des moines. look at those colors, isn't that beautiful? she got out and took advantage of a beautiful day. thank you for sharing. ames, 33, clarion, 32. 30's out to the west. it would not scare marianne. i'm sure she will be out there anyway. temperatures off to the north, wind chill factor is really feeling cool. storm lake feels like 20 degrees , 26 in clarion and ames. in the metro, it feels more like freezing. the wind is light out of the west at seven. thankfully, not that bad
high pressure off to the west bringing in wind from the west. eventually the system will be screening off to the east, giving us wind out of the south for sunday, and temperatures just a little bit warmer than today. on futurecast, as we head throughout the evening hours this area of high pressure moves off to the east. temperatures warming up a little bit for the end of the weekend. here's future cast, starting things out with clear skies. nothing happening into the evening hours and into tomorrow. should be a nice weekend to get outside and hopefully enjoy yourself with temperatures that are above average in the mid to upper 50's. 54 in des moines, the wind at five to 10. 35 degrees tonight, could see some more patchy frost especially off to the north waking up tomorrow morning.
look at sunday, 59 degrees, sunny. the same thing for monday. as we head into the latter portion of the day tuesday into wednesday, a good storm system looks to be on track, rolling in on wednesday and dropping our temperatures. thursday looks very breezy, 53 degrees, friday, 52. >> we have some teams looking to make history. there are many sides to basketball star an fashion icon russell westbrook.
>> we either go to the doma or go home -- dome or go home. >> what on earth was that? football friday night, that is what that was, the final night of outdoor football. the winner is on to the uni-dom e. our game of the week, dcg against norwalk. austin claver has a concussion and cannot play football anymore. damon klapper, the new quarterback having a tough go. dcg did have a halftime lead of 7-6. this guy just staring me down. what? norwalk moving to change in the third quarter.
moments later, the old in and around. can they finish the run? touchdown, norwalk wins 19-14. they are on to the dome for the first time. johnson has never been there. tonight was johnston's first order final appearance ever. they started great. johnston marches down for the field goal, taking an early 3-0 lead. fans going nuts. this guy trying to scare me down but i was not going to let that happen. he caved. valley down 3-0, goes for a fourth down and look at the purple shirt. turnover, they are fired up in dragon country. they get the ball back and here
comes lombardi motoring in, extends the arm. this game was great to the end. johnston had a fourth quarter field goal that was blocked. valley one by a field goal, breaking johnston's part. dowling taking off -- taking on lewis central. the short answer was no. gets in great position and then cold says, -- colton says this time, i am going to go. dowling in a blowout, 43-0. how be a's running back -- albia's running back, against south tama. 95 yards for the touchdown.
albia would come back. as the cheerleaders watch, would they reach the down? albia was able to recover and on the next play, 45 yards, touchdown. albia wins 17-6. in mount ayr, we had the brother ball, six cents of brothers on the roster. mount ayr fought for this one. they lead 21-8. cutting the lead to 21-15. on the kick out -- kickoff, turns the corner 95 yards for
the touchdown. mount ayr wins 34-15. denver at fisher carrigan. denver just three spots behind. denver starts out quick. they were moving the ball. running drive, and a touchdown. back and forth they went. bishop dominated. bishop gear again get bounced on their home field, 22-0. van meter moving on. class 1a quarterfinals they beat -- pella, a very close game at the half but they blow up in the
to the class 3sa semifinals over davenport assumption. iowa at indiana at 2:30, indiana state at uni at 4:00. nebraska kicks off at 6:00. grandview at been in dictating -- at benedictine, 1:00 kick. william penn travels to graceland at 2:00. basketball, cyclones with an exhibition game against grand valley state. they would not have any trouble. raving about his play. a fastbreak, this game goes according to script. 106-60. the hawkeyes lose to augustana out of south dakota.
this is kcci 8 news this morning weekend. alyx: right now at 5:30, a late night shooting leads to another homicide in des moines. the latest incident police are investigating this morning. plus, protecting travelers. what the u.s. is doing while investigators continue to look into how the russian jetliner came down, one week ago this morning. welcome back, everyone. thank you so much for joining usus i am alyx sacks, and frank scaglione is standing by with a chilly forecast. frank: it is going to be a nice weekend. temperature should be in the 50's this time of year. we have spent a couple of days in the 70's and the fast -- in the past week, but i think those are gone. we are going to look at the first snow falls over the past five years. it is getting close to win we
if you look at temperatures around the state, cooler to the north. in the metro, in the low 30's for ames. look at the windchill, 26 in ames, 31 in fort dodge there's a day planner as we head throughout the afternoon, things looking pretty good. a perfect day, 4:00, 53. alyx: thank you, frank. now to that breaking news at 5:30, des moines police are investigating another homicide this morning. friday night, around 10:30 officers responded to the intersection of 13th street and jefferson avenue for a report of a shooting. when they arrived, they found an adult male victim, deceased as a result of apparent gunshot injury. police are currently interviewing witnesses, and developing a suspect description. authorities hope to release more information later today. right now, the u.s. geological survey says central chile has been hit by a 6.8 magnitude
the quake struck early this morning, northwest of the capital. no immediate damages have been reported. and two officers have been arrested in louisiana in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy earlier this week, and the boy father was also wounded in the incident. the officers are now booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder. the boy was in a vehicle with his father when pursuing officers opened fire. an investigation is ongoing. u.s. officials are taking precautions to protect travelers as investigators try to determine if a bomb took a down -- if a bomb took down a russian airliner one week ago today. marlie hall has the latest from new york. marlie: sources tell cbs news the sound of an explosion can be heard on the cockpit voice recorder of the russian jetliner that crashed in egypt's sinai peninsula. but they caution that still does not conclusively point to a bomb. as investigators work to determine if this was an act of terrorism, the department of homeland security is putting
enhanced security measures in place at international airports. the precautions include expanded screening of items placed on aircraft, airport assessments, and assistance to foreign airports. >> the fear that some luggage, cargo, could slip through and affect a u.s. carrier or an aircraft headed toward the u.s. is very real. marlie: the russian metrojet flight broke apart in the air 23 minutes after takeoff from sharm el-sheikh saturday, killing all 224 people on board. critics say security at the airport is lax. one tourist told cbs news he even saw people pay officials to skip checks altogether. >> the security here when we arrived on wednesday was atrocious. marlie: friday, the u.k. approved flights home for thousands of stranded tourists, but passengers are only allowed to bring carry-ons. their luggage will be screened and returned separately. >> everybody agrees with the security measures. they kind of accept that.
suspended all flights to egypt until airport security is improved. marlie hall, cbs news. alyx: right now, there are no direct commercial fights to the united states from sharm el-sheikh. president obama rejects the keystone x.l. pipeline project. it would have stretched from canada to texas. the state department says it wouldn't advance u.s. national interests. the pipeline would have shipped roughly 830,000 barrels a day of heavy crude oil from fields in canada to gulf coast refineries. -- texas senator ted cruz in des moines friday vowing to revive the controversial project. the pipeline's path would not have crossed into the hawkeye state, but congressman david young says the project meant opportunity for iowa workers. >> they would in working on this pipeline.
there, they would have been hauling pipeline. this would be money in the pockets of iowans. alyx: in iowa, officials continue to debate the bakken oil pipeline. this pipeline would run through 18 iowa counties. a public hearing is set for thursday in boone. the demand to participate is so high the iowa utilities board capped the number of speakers to 210. the board says it won't make a decision on the project until after the november 16 evidence hearing. new charges for gabriel coco. police say he shot two teenagers outside an ankeny mcdonald's two weeks ago. authorities originally charged him with two counts of willful injury. now, investigators say security footage from the restaurant and witness interviews lead them to add one attempted murder charge. both victims are in stable condition. gruesome details revealed in the ngor makuey trial. investigators say he used a metal spatula to kill 97-year-old rupert anderson and beat his wife, harriett in their des moines home. after his arrest, makuey was recorded talking to himself. he denied every being there, despite video showing him outside the home. makuey is using the insanity
defense, but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness. the johnston community school district is in the process of getting more cameras for their school buses. this, in the midst of an incident last week when students shot cell phone video of a bus driver assaulting a special needs student on a bus. a spokeswoman says the district had ordered eight cameras before the incident happened. each camera costs about $2,000. there are 80 buses in the district. a school official says the eight new cameras should be in place by the end of this year. two new downtown restaurants are set to open this upcoming week, rapidly expanding south downtown. >> we figured there would be some more stuff coming but it came pretty fast. alyx: guru bbq and fuzzy's taco shop will open monday, just south of mlk. in addition to the housing already in the neighborhood, the downtown community alliance list 441 housing units now under construction. the renovated warehouse also
includes a jimmy john's and anytime fitness. and gas prices continue to fall. you will now pay just $2.19 a gallon if you fill up this morning. the price slide could end though, if crude oil prices stay close to where they are right now. time now, 5:36 on your saturday morning and frank, any big plans to get out and enjoy the fall weather? frank: i think it is going to be a bike ride for me today. as long as you bundle up, you can do whatever you want outside. you will not have too much wind to deal with. last weekend was a bit of a different story. mainly clear skies across the state, just some higher clouds to the north and that is letting is cool down this morning. most of the rain and clouds will off to the south along the frontal boundary. look at what that is doing to our temperatures behind the frontal boundary, temperatures
21 in rapid city, 23 in bismarck. st. louis, 42, 41, indianapolis. the 60's waking up this morning out along the east coast. 54, our afternoon high. a pretty cool day across most of the region but it is pretty seasonal for this time of year. our average high temperature is 53. sunday, upper 50's in des moines. can we hang on to the above average temperatures? i will have the answer coming up. alyx: looking forward to it. thank you, frank. the building that once housed raccoon river brewery on 10th street will now be home to a new restaurant. bubba southern comforts plans to open at 200 10th street in the spring of next year. bubba will feature southern comfort food, and will be a part of a larger 12 and a half million redevelopment of the clemens building. the clemens building is located next to the hotel fort des moines on the west side of
downtown. another sign temperatures are falling and winter will soon be here, the brenton skating plaza announcing it plans to open for the season november 20, the friday before thanksgiving. discounted season passes are available until november 19 at brentonplaza.com. still ahead this morning, a common trend among iowans. why you might want to reconsider locking your doors, to protect yourself from break-ins. plus, she's the cancer queen of comedy. how this women took to the stage to help herself and others battle the deadly disease.
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just go to ulocal.kcci.com. frank, did you catch any great clouds yesterday yourself? frank: i did not. you get the cooler air aloft and you can freeze whatever moisture is a there. -- is up there. 34 in ankeny, 33 in iowa falls. carroll, 32 degrees. 34 in knoxville this morning. mainly clear skies we can up this morning. that is really helping to cool our temperatures down again into those 30's. looking ahead of the week coming up, check out those temperatures. 59 degrees, not bad for sunday. 59 for monday. tuesday, we make it into the 60's.
on wednesday and rain makes it into your forecast. alyx: thank you, frank. it's something security experts say we should do but a lot of people don't. in our unscientific poll, we've found that an astonishing number of iowans admit they don't take a simple step to protect their homes from break-ins. kcci's vanessa peng has more from ames. vanessa: in the unscientific now poll we asked, how do you make sure your home is secure against a break-in? a shocking 73% of respondents say they do nothing, not even locking their doors. >> i grew up in a small farm on nebraska and nobody locked their doors. there just weren't incidents that happened. vanessa: harold ridpheh of gilbert says now that he's moved off the farm, he locks his doors. >> deadbolts on the two main doors, the front door and then the door from the garage to the kitchen. vanessa: wednesday, we spoke to ames police about five burglaries that happened over the halloween weekend. all the victims didn't lock their doors. wyatt davis say he and his roommates lost their keys.
lesson to keep our doors locked. vanessa: jane larson owns a business called funky roost. it's right next to her ames home. she's dealt with some burglaries. >> we take every step, i guess, we could think to prevent people from coming in but it does make you feel kind of vulnerbale. -- vulnerable. vanessa: larson says she has a security system, carries a firearm and locks her doors. >> you're asking for trouble without locking your doors in today's world. i think it's just something you need to do. vanessa: donald johnson agrees. he owns a lawn mower repair shop in rural story city. >> i think i am in a good, safe community that i don't have to worry about break-ins but we're not immune. alyx: you can find tips on how to protect your home from a break-in by going to our website, kcci.com. in your health news this morning, one in eight americans develops breast cancer. annual walks and runs raise awareness for the disease, but a group in chicago is taking a different approach, a breast cancer comedy show.
adriana diaz sat down with the woman known as the cancer queen of comedy. >> it's my first time doing comedy. adriana: this was nikki martinez's standup debut five years ago. >> and i'm trying not to die. adriana: you weren't a comedian your whole life? >> no. adriana: how did this start? >> cancer. adriana: the chicago office manager was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2010, on a wednesday. by monday, doctors had removed her left breast. >> that's when i decided i'd make cancer my career. adriana: and the jokes started flowing. >> doesn't cancer equal skinny? what the hell do i have? adriana: you're going on a stage and cracking jokes about it. >> that's the way of me giving it the finger if i can say that on camera adriana: comedy producer mike oquendo gave nikki her first shot. he hosts an annual breast cancer charity show.
>> maybe 10 to 15 of our regular audience members at some point or another are dealing with it. adriana: nikki underwent 12 rounds of chemo and 33 radiation treatments. at this year's show, she shared some news. >> unfortunately, my cancer came back in 2012 and i currently have tumors from my scalp, down my neck, down my spine, in my hips. adriana: where do you find your strength? >> my daughter, definitely my daughter. i cannot leave her. i'm not ready. adriana: doctor's say it's terminal. but nikki plans to keep them laughing. she says she's cornered the market. >> you're not gonna find too many healthy women that's gonna whip off a wig and a fake boob, so that's probably the only advantage is, you can't really steal my jokes. adriana: adriana diaz, cbs news, chicago. alyx: the comedian also recites something she calls the miss nikki promise, encouraging her
10 minutes until 6:00 on your saturday morning. jim just sent me this picture on my kcci facebook page. he took it at about quarter to 1:00 this morning, check this out. the aurora borealis in full swing. look at the stars in the sky. this is just off to the west of the metro. great shot, thank you so much for sending that in. hopefully jim bundled up because temperatures are really chilly. we sit at 37 in town, 33 for ames, 33 in knoxville. factor in that little bit of wind, it is putting an extra bite into that with -- into the air. it feels like 21 in storm lake. downtown skycam looking really nice.
west at seven but once again, it just takes about a five to 10 miles an hour wind to put an extra bite into the air. , otherwise, mainly clear skies. a clockwise spin is getting that wind out of the west and northwest. this area of high pressure will be swinging off to the east, giving us wind out of the south on the backside. you can see that on futurecast as we put them out in motion for the weekend. the wind transitions to more out of the south as we head throughout the day on sunday. that will translate to some warmer temperatures. starting things off, mainly clear skies all the way through the day today. into the day tomorrow, i think you will really enjoy it. sunshine, 54 degrees, wind out of the west at five to 10. tonight, 35, but the wind starts to switch out of the south. we could even wake up to some
patchy frost tomorrow morning, degrees. monday, 59. tuesday, a, 61. rain. on the backside of that system, it is really going to be windy on thursday with wind at time up to 40-50 miles per hour. alyx: they said the first snow could be at the end of the month and i think a lot of people are crossing their fingers. frank: maybe it will even be in december. alyx: starbucks is whipping up a christmas discussion over its new holiday cups. erica nochlin shows us why some are criticizing the simple red design. erica: this week, starbucks unveiled its annual holiday
surprise, the red cup, a symbol of christmas. >> it is huge. people who do not go to starbucks regularly come to the hollow -- come during the holidays. erica: some are saying this year's design, or lack thereof is a disappointment. starbucks seems to be using fewer holiday symbols and topped it off with 2015's plane red. >> i think it could've been a little more happy. erica: some are calling the cops part of a war on christmas this year. a facebook user says, eliminate christmas because it offends somebody. what about offending people who are not going to have it? others say, who cares? >> as long as the coffee tastes good.
to a request for comment. >> the customers that come in and say, why is there no snowflakes or this or that? erica: as christmas come to early or is it not embraced enough? alyx: some controversy. the vice president of design and content for starbucks says they are embracing the simplicity and quietness of it and it's a more open way to usher in the holiday.
investigation in des moines, there are many sides to basketball star an fashion icon russell westbrook. and with coverage in the middle of anywhere from u.s. cellular, he can find some new ones. like, farmer. russell's brussels. russell speaking. paleontologist. hashtag t-rex. park ranger. where am i? and t.v. spokesperson. that's my line. i got it. with u.s. cellular, you can do all the things you like, from the middle of anywhere.
alyx: welcome back. back to the breaking news we've been telling you about this morning, des moines police are investigating another homicide. friday night around 10:30, officers responded to the intersection of 13th street and jefferson avenue for a report of a shooting. when they arrived, they found an adult male victim, deceased as a result of apparent gunshot injury. authorities hope to release more information later on today. presidential candidates were in des moines for what was called the nation's largest religious liberties conference. ted cruz, bobby jindal and mike huckabee all spoke at hyvee hall friday. the conference does continue today. and also, one iowa, which represents the lesbian, gay and transgender community, is
holding its own religious freedom event at the state historical building at 10:00 a.m. you're just minutes away from today's eye-opener on cbs this morning saturday. here's a look at some of the stories you will see next at 6:00. anthony: the tattoo as high art. the work of some of the best designers is not just being displayed in the world's major museums, it's being auctioned. we'll take you behind the scenes. also, he was named one of the top 10 best new chefs in america. john besh will be in the dish. and, brandi carlile performs in our saturday session. ahead, on cbs this morning, saturday. alyx: then back here at 8:00 on kcci 8 news this morning weekends, we will be in the kitchen. we will learn how to whip up butternut squash. courtney krause will perform later on and marcus will be live at crossroads elementary,
that is next at 8:00. frank: sounds interesting. alyx: you mentioned cooler temperatures, a chance of precipitation. any snow in the forecast? frank: it is definitely a good question, and the answer to that is no. that is the good news. this is the first snowfall in des moines of over a half-inch over the past five years. last year, it was november 15. we have a couple of december dates in their 2012 in 2010.