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marcus: [no audio] about 1:40 sunday morning polk county sheriffs got the call of a group fight in the parking lot of evolution night club on des moines northwest side. >> once deputies arrived here they heard multiple gun shots . they were about to secure the perimeter and go in and locate a gunshot wound victim. marcus: that victim 20-year-old dashawn smith was transported to the hospital where he later died. a young life lost that does not sit well with will keeps. >> we need to get out here and straight up stop talking about what we are going to do to help this city. we need to get out and do it. marcus: keeps a musician started the june murder of 16-year-old terry harris to stop the deadly violence that keeps popping up
in des moines. >> it could easily become a state of emergency if we don't get it taken care of. marcus: part of that is is getting whoever did the shooting off the streets and behind bars. polk county deputies are after the same goal but need a little help. >> there were several hundred people in and around the club when this incident occurred what we need is the community's help. >> -- marcus: keeps agrees and says it is time to stop equating speaking up with snitching. >> if someone gets killed and you saw it and don't like it say something about it you can be anonymous you don't have to say your name. do the right thing say who is killing people out here. eric: we do not have names or conditions of the 3 people who were shot outside evolution nightclub. elizabeth: right now brendan mcguinness is in the dallas county jail charged in the shooting death of 41-year-old gino risola. police say mcguinness shot risola saturday morning around 1:30 several times with a semi-automatic gun on southeast carefree lane in waukee. hours later residents found mcguinness barely conscious on a sidewalk in east des moines.
residents near 28th and capitol avenue say they didn't know who he was at the time. one neighbor says mcguinness was bleeding from the head so he called 911. >> more than strange. i mean here we are sitting over here my neighbors come get me and this guy is sitting over here and he's a murder suspect. we didn't know. elizabeth: mcguinness was found about 20 miles away from the crime scene in waukee. he was later taken to the dallas county jail. eric: des moines police have arrested a teen in connection to friday night's homicide. 17-year-old josue socop has been arrested for the murder of jose lopez. des moines police say 28-year-old lopez was shot and killed on the north side of des moines. this one happened around 10:30 at the intersection of 13th st and jefferson ave. police say lopez had been visiting a home in the area and got into a dispute with some people. socop is charged with first degree murder. elizabeth: right now des moines police are searching for three suspects who broke into two area pharmacies and stole several bottles of painkillers. police responded to the medicap
pharmacy at 2527 easton blvd. at about 2:30 sunday morning on a burglary alarm. then just two hours later police were tripped to 2804 beaver avenue for another alarm. at both locations several bottles of several different kinds of painkillers were missing. police reviewed surveillance video that showed three men break the glass door with a hammer. they were wearing dark clothing , gloves and white t-shirts over their faces. eric: and on your monday morning commute, polk county officials say they are cracking down on traffic. more officers will be present in western polk county looking for impaired drivers and to ensure all drivers obey traffic laws , like seat belt use and speeding. elizabeth: metinka it will be warming up nicely today. metinka: is going to be a carbon copy. we are starting up a little frosty. if you're heading out to walk the dog, bundle up. 30 degrees in ames.
60 degrees this afternoon. it is pretty close to where it was yesterday. tomorrow, we will start off with sunshine. ending up with cloud cover. there is a big storm system headed our way for wednesday. elizabeth: thanks metinka. looking ahead today, the murder trial of ngor makuey resumes. friday investigators revealed 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 at the home despite video showing him outside the home. makuey's attorney is using the insanity defense but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness. eric: a mother charged in her 5-year-old's death is set to enter a plea deal and be sentenced as well. tionne bloodsaw of des moines
drug charges after her daughter was found dead october of 2014. a toxicology report shows that the girl died from an overdose of morphine. bloodsaw was arrested last november. police arrested her boyfriend deshaun trombone. he was sentenced to 65 years in prison last month. also today des moines city leaders are expected to approve phase one for the new and improved walnut street downtown. this would change walnut from second to 10th. the poor form -- the $4.5 old walnut street transit mall. street scape bringing back car traffic and opening more retail stores all to attract more people to the area. elizabeth: and the city council will also discuss final design plans for a new $100 million hotel next to the iowa events center in downtown des moines. if approved the skywalk bridge over park street will need to be removed and replaced with a new one at a higher elevation. construction on the hotel is scheduled to start february 1.
>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. we are waking up to a frosty start. temps have fallen down into the 30's. a couple of 40's off to the west. 30 in ames. slightly warmer off to the west. read a jacket as you're headed out the door. and grab the sunglasses. it is going to be just like sunday. temperatures warming up nicely. advertise by noon. slightly above average readings this afternoon at 60 degrees. our temperature trend is looking pretty crazy. we stay warm for the first half and temperatures bottom out for the second half. eric: in commitment 2016 news, we're just two days away from the next republican presidential debate and the top candidates are starting to feel the heat. elizabeth: ben carson is facing scrutiny for controversial
is adding fuel to the fire. weijia jiang has a complete wrap-up from washington. weijia: ben carson's life story helped him surge to the top of the polls. but now critics are questioning whether some of carson's statements in his 1996 autobiography gifted hands are true. >> the whole point is to distract the populist, to distract me. weijia: the retired neurosurgeon is accused of lying about his hard knocks upbringing. and claims of receiving a scholarship offer to attend west point military academy. carson claims the media is on a "witch hunt." >> every single day every other day or every week you know they are going to come with well, you said this. weijia: carson is running neck in neck with donald trump in
recent polls who is flying high off of his snl hosting gig on saturday night. the show received its best ratings in 3 years. >> winning is tough. if you think that's how it's going to be when i'm president you're wrong. it's going to be even better. weijia: appearing on nbc's meet the press sunday morning trump took a swipe at carson. >> he's going to have to explain a lot of things away. weijia: trump and carson will face off on tuesday night during the 4th republican debate in milwaukee wisconsin. weijia jiang cbs news washington. elizabeth: ben carson leads trump in the polls here in iowa. candidates are making their rounds this week with several stops in iowa. senator rand paul is scheduled to visit the hawkeye state on wednesday the 11th. he will be in council bluff and on thursday in ames and altoona for a meet and greet. donald trump will be in fort dodge on thursday evening. he has a rally scheduled at iowa central community college. governor chris christie has a three day trip. starting in coralville on wednesday, cedar rapids thursday and meetings in johnston and nevada on friday. the final gop candidate schedule to visit this week carly fiorina who is attending a veterans and military town hall meeting in council bluffs friday.
three part in-depth look at some of issues that are going to be covered in saturday's democratic national committee debate starting with the minimum wage dilemma. kcci's todd magel sat down with a minimum wage worker. and we'll hear from bernie sanders and the head of the iowa federation of labor discussing the minimum wage of $7.25. >> i think it's absolutely critical that people who play by the rules and work hard for a living, earn enough money to support their family. eric: tuesday night is part two , college affordability. four local college students discuss the problems with financial aid, loans and balancing jobs to pay for schooling. and par 3 on wednesday night, the trouble with years of wage stagnation. we hear from a working mom an iowa economist and hillary clinton about income not keeping up with the cost of living.
those stories all right here on kcci 8 news at 10:00 this week. and look for more follow up stories on the debate issues in the des moines register this week as well. then the second democratic presidential debate will air right here on cbs co-hosted by kcci. that's this saturday november 14 starting at 8:00 p.m. you can catch it all live right here on kcci. and tonight when farmers wrap up harvest most can't wait to get out of the tractor and stretch their legs. but this fall one farmer up in sac county is thrilled to be back in the cab. a year ago rick meister was harvesting when his pant leg got caught in the corn header. the fields where he lost both legs and almost lost his life. tonight on kcci eight news at 6:00. elizabeth: you are waking up to 37 degrees in the metro. a cool start. we are headed for a high of 60 degrees. this is a live look out at 235.
>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. we are waking up to frosty temperatures early. readings mainly in the low 30's across the eastern half of the state. ames very chilly. 30 degrees. you are going to need a jacket if you're getting an early start.
quiet weather continues. yesterday was beautiful. today is going to be a carbon copy. tuesday, the daytime it self looks pretty good. frost will be on the increase during the afternoon and evening. wednesday, a strong storm system will be entering the state. by 2:00 p.m. on wednesday, thunderstorms are in the forecast. as this storm system tracks to the north east, a lot of wind will be whipping around. there may be a few snowflakes across south dakota and minnesota. the system will rapidly head out of here. we're headed for a big cool down by the end of the week. 37 degrees in des moines. where starting off with a south breeze -- we are starting off with a south breeze at nine miles per hour. overnight lows, not quite as cold.
tonight, watch those clouds move in. 59, the high temp tomorrow. wednesday, we are going for the umbrellas. thunderstorms are in the forecast. for thursday, a lot of wind is in the forecast here. that is going to drag in the cold air. friday's highs may stay in the 40's. elizabeth: it's been an historic season for the johnston football team, a season played in honor of a fallen teammate. eric: kcci's jason rantala shows us how the team is remembering hank evans. jason r.: even a night of awards and accolades can pale in comparison to the significance of number 57, despite never playing a single down on the field. teammates say hank evans played a role of inspiration in reaching their first ever quarter final game. sunday night hank's parents
sons jersey -- son's jersey. to johnston junior and hank's longtime friend austin nichol. >> it really just shows how much their family cares about me and it's how much i cared about hank . jason r.: amidst all the all the awards given out for on field performance. a tribute video likely stole the show. >> certainly we're very proud . we are honored. we know he would be proud. >> it's bittersweet. >> it is bittersweet. jason r.: clint and lori remember their son not only as the big funny guy, but also for his tender heart and contagious encouraging demeanor. >> we just cling to that promise that we will see him again. >> i'm just confident he's aware even tonight and just the impact he's had on the team and the boys. jason r.: an impact seen on team t-shirts with the words no fear. hank's slogan was do not be afraid, a rallying cry for the
>> even without him being here he just brought so much to the team. jason r.: dedicated for hank. >> the last two years these guys just stuck together it's all about them as a group. there's no individuals better than the other. jason r.: clint and lori say the team has helped fill a void at likely the most critical point in their lives. >> we lost our son but we gained so many more we feel like they are our sons. eric: hank's parents say austin nichol who received their son's jersey was like a brother to hank. they will be cheering on austin for his senior year at johnston. elizabeth: a maryland mother battling cancer is making up for the future time that may be lost with her 6-year-old son. george lettis has the heart warming story. george: at 6-years-old life should be simple. for cj burke is all about football and the mom and dad who will do anything for him. but life surrounding cj is complicated. his mom melissa has stage four breast cancer.
in the world. george: treatments haven't worked and doctors tell the young mom she may not be around long enough to do the things most parents assume they will , like see her little boy grow up, play high school football and be honored at senior night. >> she's the most incredible person i've ever met. george: south river high's athletic director david klingel can relate to cj, his father died of cancer three years ago . >> it was devastating for me at that age and for this young man at 6-years-old. i can't imagine what this family is going through. george so the team let cj go : through practice with the varsity players on thursday and run a few special plays drawn up for him. special plays at practice are great. but what happened on game night was pretty special too. before the game night the team let melissa and cj have the
decade ahead of schedule. >> this is an experience that'll go forever. that'll outlive me and outlive melissa. cj will get to have this forever. it is priceless. elizabeth: melissa is putting together a memoir for cj to read someday about her life and her love for him. eric: it was a family affair at
that story next. metinka: good morning. it is five minutes before 5:00 a.m. clear skies. no rain or fault to worry about. -- no rain, no fogt to worry about. tomorrow, the day should be dry. highs near 60. wednesday, we are watching a major storm system approaching us. it is going to bring thunderstorms. strong and even severe weather is possible by the afternoon hours. a big-time cool down by the end of the week. elizabeth: thanks metinka. turning to college basketball now exhibition or not coaches prepare like crazy all week to win games. eric: but this week, drake coach ray giacoletti wouldn't have minded if his opponent had some success.
tony: ray giacoletti is all about the bulldog. with mckendree university in town. alliances are split. >> a great family affair. one of those things that doesn't happen very often. tony: in this game, the hardwood is made from the family tree. ray giacoletti coached against his nephew. you think coaching against your nephew is tricky, try being in the stands watching your sun -- your son face-off against your grandson. when you're ray giacoletti senior, your gain -- your game and wardrobe is bound to clash. the million-dollar question when you're watching your sun and ran sun, who do you work for? >> i'd rather not say.
>> whatever he thought of his grandson, that would be fine with me. tony: coach giacoletti set this up so his nephew would have a chance to come to des moines. >> we have been looking for to this for 34 months. tony: it was a family few in the best possible way. in des moines, tony d-up -- in des moines, tony seeman. eric: still ahead in the next full hour of kcci, three metro murders. then two men behind bars and where the investigations stand this morning. elizabeth: plus, two big trials in polk county, next at 5:00 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. that is my line! eric: now on kcci, violent weekend. three murders in the metro. there were hundreds of witnesses to this one so why is no one talking? elizabeth: plus a kcci exclusive. the man who called 911 on this
the condition he found him in. eric: and player walkout. the boiling tensions that forced university of missouri players to say their college presint must go. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. elizabeth: you're looking live at i-35/80 at hickman could be a hotspot for police this morning. a new traffic crackdown what officers will be looking for so you can avoid a ticket ahead. want to help you out. good morning everyone. welcome back. and elizabeth klinge playing. eric: i am eric hanson. great to have you with us. metinka it sounds like this afternoon is going to be nice. metinka: you got it. 37 now in des moines. we are headed for a great afternoon. 60 degrees today. that is 10 degrees warmer than what it should be. tomorrow looks good. clouds will be on the increase