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tv   KCCI 8 News at Noon  Me-TV  November 12, 2015 12:00pm-12:30pm CST

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we will preview >> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: right now at noon, damaged crops, fallen trees, and property damage usually reserved for spring and summer months. central iowans clean up following yesterday's bout of unseasonal severe weather. good afternoon. thanks for joining us on this thursday. thousands of residents right here in des moines and surrounding counties have a lot of work to do today. one of the hardest hit areas was monroe county.
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that's where we find kcci 8's rose heaphy. she joins us live on the phone with more. rose? reporter: i'm here. i spoke with the national weather service official and he says this was a confirmed tornado that went through here. he says they are trying to assess the situation to see if it was an ef1 or ef2 tornado. according to radar in the fight there were 100 mile-per-hour winds here yesterday. we spoke with a homeowner. i'm looking at the house right now. half the roof is just ripped off. the carport is flattened and meeting across the cars. the drain bin is distended. flattened by the storm and all the wind. basement. he said he did not sound like a
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he came back up and he just said he saw the daylight coming to thought. on 70, which goes through melrose, that is closed at 280. i'm told to the emergency management officials there are a couple of other homes that have been impacted by the storm. they will be out here serving the area for the rest of the day to see what the damage was. as far as i know that have not been any major injuries. for the most part people have been safe. it's just been structural damage in the area. mollie: very lucky down there. good here about hopefully don't injuries. thank you very much. taking you to knoxville now for an update on the extensive storm damage to the walmart store there. high winds blew off parts of the roof and also overturned this semi truck. in this video sent in by viewer
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tony gulbranson you can see the water pouring into the store. we called earlier this morning and were told the store will be closed. no word on when the store will be able to re-open. governor branstad is scheduled to tour storm damage today in knoxcville. look for more on that later today on the news at 5:00 and 6:00. the national weather service has caused by a tornado. a survey team examined recordings before reading it an ef1 tornado givin -- tornado. that was enough to overturn at least one; interstate 80. because extensive damage to out buildings on several farms in the area and luckily no injuries have been reported there as well. the wind is still blowing today for the sun is out and hopefully severe weather is heading our way. jason: no, that is a thing of yesterday but the winds are
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this morning, both strong wides inaccessible was considered severe. it was just winds gusting. let's look back at what we saw yesterday. these storm reports continue to get filled in as we get more reports of damage from what happened yesterday. the red dots are those tornado reports. you can see in yellow wind speed reports usually in excess of 50 or 60 miles per hour. the blue dots are actual wind damage reports. some ditzy hail but that was company story yesterday. it was the wind and the tornadic development and of course some of us saw a little bit of snow to go along with that. this is what it looked like up in the des moines airport yesterday. conditions they reported throughout the day. not too often in history dcaa tornado and snow within the same 24 hour. -- do you see snow and tornadoes
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in the same 24 hour period. we will take a look and see how your weekend is looking, if the winds do die down. enter next john of rain is coming up in about 10 minutes. mollie: let's hope we don't see the combination anytime soon. fireworks this morning during a public hearing in boone today over the future of the proposed bakken oil pipeline. the pipeline would cut through 18 iowa counties, including story and boone. ryan smith has been watching the proceedings all morning and joins us live now from boone. ryan? reporter: today's public hearing now in its third hour. this is slated to go until 5:00 tonight. let's get you inside in a live look inside the community building on the boone county fairgrounds. more than 260 people sign up to speak this afternoon. the breakdown, wanted to 34 and favor. 143 opposed. three people at the podium today expected to take neutral stances.
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speakers have two minutes to state their case. the controversy over boston pipeline that bakken has proposed interest all over the state and outside of iowa. opponents say the pipeline cutting through 18 iowa counties , including boone and story county would be an environmental threat of farmland. eminent domain also they concern. backers of the pipeline to the them. union workers said they are temporary jobs but will help kickstart construction careers. >> there are those that argue jobs created by the pipeline project are temporary and only provide work until the project is complete. i think it is important to take a wider view. a two-year project will yield thousands of high paying, high skilled jobs. it will create an unprecedented use of land owners -- abuse of landowners rights. it will be a perpetual threat of catastrophic spills in iowa.
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it will contribute to climate change. >> the utilities board is front and center hearing the waiters way in of the controversial project. they will ultimately decide if it is a go. i want to mention no official decision will be made tonight. there is an evidentiary hearing. that starts next monday. the board will not decide on this project until that is wrapped up. ryan smith, kcci 8 news. mollie: thank you very much of that update. we will have more today at 5:00 and 6:00. a psychologist says the teen accused of beating to death his 97-year-old neighbor was likely mentally ill and didn't know the difference between right and wrong. dr. luis rosell diagnosed ngor makuey with other specified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder. makeuy told rosell that he hallucinates, and voices told him to knock on rupert and harriett anderson's door and hit
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>> there is an intent that seems to be no reason to commit this crime. and given he doesn't have any previous history of any type of behavior like this, to go ahead and do something like this. it does not make any sense. mollie: the prosecution argues that an intellectual disability does not mean they don't know the difference between right and wrong. kim st. onge's following today's proceedings and you can look for her live updates on kcci.com as 5:00 and 6:00. turning to commitment 2016 news, while republicans work to fine-tune competing plans on how democrats seem set on the inevitability of one candidate. craig boswell has more details from washington. >> you are going to have a deportation force.
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reporter: donald trump is known for wanting to build a wall along the border. but his deportation force, has deepened the divide within the republican party on how to deal with the immigration issue. >> it's not possible. i think there is a battle of -- better approach. reporter: candidates are china for the needle between being tough enough on immigration to win the primaries, while being open enough to win over hispanic voters in the general election. >> people have to be afforded, there's no doubt about it. we also did you realistically with the fact we have 12 or 13 million people. reporter: in 2012, mitt romney talked about immigrants supporting themselves. he won over to -- only 27% of the hispanic vote. some say the language could yield similar results. >> give this is the message of the republican party come next fall, we will go around these people up and ship them out. i'm the governor of ohio. i don't think you win ohio with that canada message. reporter: hillary clinton called
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the deportation force absurd, inhumane, and un-american. she is likely to be the republican opponent. a new cbs poll shows over 52% support among those polled well ahead of bernie sanders and martin o'malley. craig boswell, cbs news, washington. mollie: and we are just two days away from the democratic debate in des moines. kcci is a proud co-sponsor of saturday's event at drake university. our own kevin cooney will be one of the moderators along , with john dickerson and nancy cordes of cbs news, and the "des moines register's" kathie obradovich. still to come today at noon, u.s. warplanes backing kurdish troops launched a major offensive against isis terrorists. and what a new report has to say about obesity rates here in the u.s.
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news at noon continues. jeb bush: we do not have to be the world's policeman. we have to be the world's leader. who's going to take care of the christians that are being eliminated in the middle east? who's going to take care of israel and support them - our greatest ally in the middle east? the united states has the capability of doing this, and it's in our economic and national security interest that we do it. i will be that kind of president and i hope you want that kind of president for our country going forward. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with jason sydejko. mollie: u.s. warplanes are backing kurdish troops in a new offensive to recapture a strategic city in northern iraq. kurdish officials say its forces
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now control a highway that is one of the most active supply lines for isis. the aim is to isolate members of the terror group in the town of sinjar from other strongholds in syria and northern iraq. and as charlie dagata reports, so far it appears to be working. is smoke rising from the latest in a's recent airstrikes targeting isis militants inside and around the city of sinhar,jar. we lost count of the number of airstrikes this morning that an launched in that vicinity. they've also been firing artillery into the city. it is all part of a major offensive to retake sinjar. 7500 kurdish forces are closing in on three sides of this city, trying to push isis out. one of the reasons, it sits between the two issa strongholds of raca and mozul.
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they are trying to cut up supply routes between the two cities. it is not going to be easy. curtis forces we spoke to said they fear snipers. now the city maybe rife with the roads in inside buildings. there was always a concern of explosives. charlie daggettrta, iraq. mollie: obesity is still a major problem on the main americans. the cdc says 38% of adults are obese an increase of 6% over the last ten years. the new report also shows that the obesity rate is 4% higher for women than for men. turning back to whether. -- weather. the weekend looks great. jason: hang on to that feeling if you're not a fan of the wind
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that is going to be here with us through the end of the day and even into tomorrow morning. take a look at it right now. it is been gusting upwards of 40-50 loss for our this morning. some spots in excess of that. that is taper down just gently. not seeing much taper down. 46 up in clarion. you can see to the west low to mid 30's as far as your miles per hour wind gusts go. we do have the wind advisory. that will be with us into the evening tonight. chillier air. last night some of us saw a light coating of snow in spots. thankfully that is put off -- with sunshine. now nearly the entire state sunshine. again, the wind advisory until 6:00 p.m. tonight. everyone across the state is involved in this. as mollie said, hang up to the trash cans. hopefully they are empty. don't want that trash spilling
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all over the place. 51 right now. you can see the wind at 30 miles per hour out of the west-northwest. as we head into mainly tomorrow afternoon. the wind will be tapering off it switching out of the south. before then we keep the wind really strong and temperatures topping out at 52 degrees along with the sunshine. we are down to 40 by 10:00 p.m. so a chilly night along with the winds. feel like temperatures in the 30's. we could punch even colder air down by morning hours. you can see some of that working its way through northern portions of minnesota, northeastern portions of north dakota. mustering up a little bit of snow this very potent flow continues to push its way eastward. they have gotten winter weather advisory's and winter storm warnings across portions of northern minnesota. yes, some of us see the first few flakes of the season. thankfully we're not seeing anything that will stack up out there for us. in fact, all the moisture will
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we will be left with the sunny stuff here for a little while. could see some stray clouds in the afternoon today. other than that, wind and sunshine will be the name of the game. futurecast use ever the east of us as high pressure continues to make things pretty pleasant besides the wind. as we go through tomorrow, the wind dies down and we keep it sunny and beautiful. we will eventually start to get the temperature up. we have been chilly but we are killing today, we start actually tomorrow, it will get better. 52 and sunshine today along with the wind. still working with some cooler air off to the northeast. tonight back down to the low-to-mid 30's. the wind will make if you like the mid-20's. over the next few days, beautiful. a bit of a cold dip on friday and back up into the 60's with sunshine on saturday. if that is not enough, we get another day of it.
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we do have chances for more rain to kick up the work week. enjoy the weekend. mollie: cover the plants. the state the ball semi finals are underway here in iowa. we have an update. don bosco wins 30-7. ralston is taken on mmc and that is just underway. later tonight norwalk will be playing sergeant bluff the. pella will square off against west delaware. and all iowa artists exhibition
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we'll preview art on mollie: the annual art on the prairie event is this weekend. jenny's vice president of the board. again, how many years has this been? guest: this will be our six year. mollie: tell us about our on the prairie. guest: every year we had a little bit of something new and different.
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we have it in seven historic buildings in downtown perry. you probably think you're coming to an art event with one building, but it is seven buildings throughout the community. mollie: it is the 14th and 15th, this weekend. it's been a big success in the past. what all will we see? guest: we have got paintings. a lot of it you think you will jesse paintings or pottery and things like this. we have musicians and poets that are part of art on the prairie. we have got would art -- wood art, glass art, mixed media, jewelry. all the different levels of art. mollie: what makes this unique in iowa? guest: this is what we hang our bonnet on.
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it's amazing the talent our state has. we are so thankful we are able to present and share that with not only people from iowa, but outside of our state. mollie: you brought in some wonderful pieces today that will give you a sampling of everything from jewelry. there is something for everyone. all ages. if you want to start holiday shopping, this is the perfect place. you see jewelry and pottery. what are some of the buildings that will be used? guest: we have the hotel and we are thankful we also have the town kraft, the carnegie, the tied that into art of the prairie. the security bank building. the post. the post to you. and betty peterson, a local artist in her husband bought the guilty see any store.
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mollie: what are the hours? guest: saturday, 10:00-5:00. sunday will be 10:00 to 4:00. mollie: the artists, there is a list on the website. guest: every year we have repeat artists but our goal is to always bring in more artists like sarah brewer. she has all these paintings she has done. we are really pumped up to see her. mollie: and the weather will be perfect. 7 it better be. mollie: the human for coming in and bringing a beautiful example. not to be missed. art on the prairie, 14th and 15th. for more information, go to
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son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ]
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bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] jason: we've g g the wind but how about a ton of sunshine? sounds good. 49 on friday but in the 60's this weekend with sunshine. mollie: friday the 13th so let's hope for good weather. if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes,
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reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership and an endless supply of wind and sun, we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030.
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