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announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. kevin: next at 10:00 refugees , rejected. >> the isis threat is growing. kevin: more than governors shun 20 syrian refugee resettlements. where governor branstad stands. going to get worse. stacey: it's already killed 2 central iowans. what health experts say is different about this year's flu. >> now it's a whole new, a whole new world. kevin: an altoona woman, born blind, sees for the first time. the incredible tool changing her view. stacey: right now major backlash , against syrian refugees. at least 23 governors, including governor branstad, say they are against the plan to re-settle syrians escaping from war. kevin: investigators believe at least one of the paris attackers
stacey: kcci's todd magel is live at the iowa statehouse where the governor announced a stop on any syrian refugees in iowa. todd: given in stacy, the governor simply said it is too dangerous to allow any syrian refugees into the state at this time. but that really goes against a long tradition of this state allowing people into the state who are hurting and in need around the world. >> it's a very delicate and dangerous situation. we don't want to become like europe where they let all these refugees in. todd: governor terry branstad blames the growing threat of isis and the paris terror attacks on the new crack down. so, he's ordered all state agencies to halt any work on syrian refugee resettlements immediately, in order to ensure the security and safety of iowans. branstad isn't the only one worried about the threat of syrian refugees imbedded with possible terrorists. iowa congressman steve king says opening the doors to refugees in iowa is a bad idea.
today. >> i believe that the immigration situation we have in the united states is an existential threat to america's future. todd: the latest fear is a far cry from iowa's open doors in the 1970's, when iowa governor robert ray agreed to help thousands of southeast asian refugees. >> we have a great history and heritage of opening our arms and our hearts to other people who are in distress. todd: since then two generations , of new iowans have created new features here. >> new families arrive here fleeing violence and persecution. todd: nick wuertz ovesees refugees services at lutheran services of iowa. he says new homeland security measures in place since 9/11 are designed to make sure syrian refugees are not terrorists. he worries that iowa is taking a step backward. >> coming here and having the opportunity to work and build a future for their families is the most wonderful thing that families have cherished and been grateful for. todd: the governor says he might
-- about letting those syrian refugees into iowa but only if , the federal government and the intelligence agencies can protect the people of iowa. stacey: chilling new video from isis tonight. fighters issuing a waning to the u.s., threatening our nation's capital. in the clip posted online, they vow to hit washington, d.c. the way paris was attacked. president obama responded at the g-20 summit today in turkey. he says isis isn't a traditional opponent and conventional warfare won't work. pres. obama: it's not their sophistication or the particular weaponry they possess, but it is the ideology they carry with them and their willingness to die. stacey: the president says the u.s. is now streamlining the process of sharing intelligence and military information with france, but will not make major changes to its strategy like deploying american combat troops. kevin: right now, france is fighting back against isis targets in syria. this as an international manhunt
one of the paris attackers. french security forces have begun striking back. overnight raids resulted in the arrests of 127 people, and netted a number of weapons. in syria, french warplanes bombed a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the isis stronghold of raqqa. french authorities are looking for this man, 26-year-old salah abdeslam, the only one of the 8 suspected attackers still alive. one of his brothers died detonating a suicide vest. another brother, mohamad, told reporters the family knew nothing of salah's intentions. we are indeed thinking of the victims, he said. "but you must also understand we have a family and he is still our son." president francois hollande made a rare speech to both houses of parliament, calling for stronger anti-terrorism measures. he said will meet with president obama and russian president putin in the coming days to urge a unified front. president obama said today the
pres. obama: the strategy that we are putting forward is the strategy that ultimately is going to work. kevin: three days after the attacks, parisians are doing their best to return to normal life, as schools, museums and monuments reopened. in the colors of the french flag. >> we will continue to have our parisian lives, having beers and coffees, smoking cigarettes, kevin: authorities say the wanted man, salah abdeslam, was last seen saturday crossing into belgium. our coverage of this developing story continues 24/7 on kcci.com and on our kcci mobile app. head there for updates from france as they happen. stacey: the iowa department of public health says two men died from the flu. tonight, a family who lost a teenager to the illness is speaking out about the importance of getting vaccinated. kcci's ryan smith is live outside iowa methodist with how many cases health officials are predicting for this year.
ryan: unity point health confirming that they have treated 28 cases of the flu since october 1. that is an early start to the nearly 300,000 flu cases health experts here in iowa anticipate seeking this flu season. >> amber was a great kid, she was very gifted artistically. ryan: this thanksgiving would have marked amber gray's 15th birthday. last december, she died six days after being diagnosed with the flu. >> i hope nobody has to go through what we went through. ryan: this year's flu season is hitting central iowa early. the state is now ranks in the top 3 for highest influenza activity. >> bottom line is, the flu is here and it's going to get worse. ryan: news of two flu deaths is a painful reminder for amber's grandmother. >> it's just, oh no, here we go again. ryan: amber caught influenza a, a strain health officials say last year's vaccination did not match well with.
this year, they've been matching >> all of the viruses they've seen in the northern hemisphere and those all seem to be very good matches to the vaccine. ryan: amber's family is relieved by the progress made for more effective vaccinations. >> i still think everybody ought to go get the flu vaccinations. i'm a firm believer in vaccinations. ryan: no details on the names of the two men dead from the flu or their hometowns. we do know that they were between the ages of 40 and 60. live in des moines, ryan smith, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: police have identified the victims in a car accident that killed two people. it happened sunday night at hubbell avenue and east 37th street. 59-year-old randall sonnenburg and 60-year-old richard hummel were both killed. police say a car driving south on hubbell hit the car they were riding in as it turned on hubbell from east 37th street. police say excessive speed and impaired driving may have played
a factor. kevin: incredible new video coming in tonight at 10:00 of a tornado as it touched down in central california. it tore off roofs and knocked down trees as it hit the town of denair. this is in the modesto area. california only averages about one tornado a year. residents there say they were simply terrified as they ran for cover. >> my child, just protecting her. keeping her away from the windows. i didn't know what was going to happen. kevin: despite some serious damage, no reports of any injuries tonight. a vivid illustration of why does the breathing causes the most injuries and tornadoes. kurtis: when we tell you to get in a ditch if you don't have any other way to get away, it is really to avoid the flying debris or put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible.
tornado warnings in oklahoma and kansas right now. pareto watches all the way up into nebraska. a.m. in the morning. down there. some showers moving into southwestern iowa. we are not going to see severe see some rain. pretty shot coming in from our you local page. showers and thunderstorms. noon, 59. look at our high. 63 degrees, another mile day. enjoy the warmth, as our very warm november is coming to a quick end. 51 wednesday in bentley find out in the 40's and stay in the 40's through the weekend. stacey: next at 10:00 an altoona , mom seeing much differently tonight. the transformational tool helping her re-discover life. kevin: plus, a first in the
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now see for the first time. kevin: kcci's laura terrell shows us how. laura: mindi mcdonald never thought she'd be able to see. but now a high tech tool is making it happen. mindi mcdonald loves to cook. but there's one problem. >> i have no idea what it says. laura: she can't read the recipes without a very strong magnifying glass one inch from her face. >> one small onion grated. laura: a birth defect means mindi has been legally blind for all 45 years of her life. >> i've never been able to drive. i've never been able to go through driver's ed. i've always had to use large print books. laura: so when mindi heard about esight, a device allowing people with low vision to see, she was intrigued. >> i was like, you know what this seems like a good thing. ,laura: the device has appeared all over daytime talk shows. and now mindi is the first person in iowa to have the life changing technology. >> i can see. laura: this video was taken last week after mindi put it on and saw her husband and children
crystal clear for the first time. >> unbelievable. i mean close up, i could see , them, but i couldn't see fine details. laura: this sign in her home just looked like blurry scribbles before, but now -- >> say i love you. listen to your parents. do your best. laura: reading it is no problem. >> i have never seen her this happy before. she has so much independence. she can basically do whatever she wants. laura: so now mindi can get back to doing what she loves, in a brighter clearer world. >> the next chapter of my life is me being able to see. laura: esight uses a high definition camera and high tech technology to capture and display real time video, and a supply costs -- in each device costs about $15,000. with the device, mindi's vision
is now 20-30. in studio, laura terrell, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. normandy? results from a record-breaking surgery revealed today at new on the far left you see mississippi firefighter patrick haridson before his face was a 2001 fire. the center photo shows him after 70 reconstructive surgeries. on the right, you see 41-year-old hardison after the in history. he now has the face of a 26 rorbeck mechanic who was a surgical team from nyu says the graft involved a new front and back of the neck, ears and eyes. to take medication for the rest of his life to keep his body from rejecting the new face. stacey: right now on kcci.com, we check in with the mccaughey septuplets. mollie cooney has been following the family since 1997. and now the 7 siblings are about , to turn 18.
you can find mollie's full story on our website and on the kcci mobile app. kevin: taking a live look at our downtown skycam run. is there some rain on that camera? kurtis: this is our break between the rain earlier in the rain on the way tomorrow. showers in southwestern iowa. it is a very mild november night. southeast winds at 13. humidity at 86%. more rain, 9:00 a.m.. the rain continuing by the noon hour. more warm weather on the way. it has been a very warm november. we will have the 60's tomorrow and stay in the 60's right through 6:00 p.m. i just south of omaha, they have a lightning strike.
if you showers down around princeton, missouri. this is a big system. with our morning rain, clouds, showers starting to move into the west. all those big storms in kansas and oklahoma. another day filled with dramatic activity. storm reports from extreme southern nebraska to the panhandle of texas. we will find out that some of these tornadoes were very large down there. a couple of which tornadoes. this area of low pressure will span our way. it will be far enough away that we don't see all that severe weather we did last wednesday. lookout close the snow gets tomorrow out in central the brassica. widespread rain during the morning hour. thunderstorms embedded. noon, generally eastern half of the state.
i think we will see a little sunshine on wednesday early on. mid to late day, we will see some showers on wednesday. farther northwest, looks like amounts anywhere from 9/10 to almost an inch and a half. this is going to bring a whole lot of rain. some patchy fog and mist right now. southeast winds, 10-20. tomorrow, winds will be gusty but widespread rain. wednesday, the best chance late in the day toward the evening hour. i think we will have enough wind on thursday that we will be talking about wind chills dropping into the mid-teens. it is hard freeze time for locations that have not had it.
stacey: holiday shopping season is here. and if you're planning on shopping black friday, you might not find that much competition for deals. in a new survey, 45% of shoppers said they planned to spend less on black friday this year than in years past. 13% say they won't shop at all. online shopping is to blame for keeping many people home to avoid the rush. if you do plan to shop, there are so many holiday sales, it's hard to keep track of them. kevin: black friday, cyber pre-black friday. monday, kcci's vanessa peng with tips on when to shop for the best deals. it is new at 10:00. vanessa: it's simple economics, when the demand isn't there, prices are cut. >> i don't go on black friday because there's too many people. vanessa: with projected black friday sales low -- >> the big box stores already know this so they're doing pre-black friday sales. vanessa: a whole month of sales at walmart, since the day after halloween. target has 10 days of black
sunday before thanksgiving. over at best buy -- >> we are running a couple of flash sales of our black friday we've had a couple of those so deals. we've had a couple of those so far and couple more coming up. vanessa: people we spoke say they search for deals in different ways. >> i just have a set idea of what i want and i go buy it i -- go buy it. i guess i don't look for deals that much. >> i do a lot of cyber monday shopping and that's primarly because i don't have a lot of time to go out and shop. vanessa: but for those of us who have no idea -- >> there's not a formula for saying this is best period of time. it used to be black friday for certain items was always the best but now it's so diverse we , have some people not even open. they tend to run the same electronics type items almost every year, so if it's electronics you're looking for, i guess i'd hold on for black friday. vanessa: vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kevin: prescott says if you see a good deal for something outside of electronics on black
it is a announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: iowa state university are highly ranked, and tonight, for the first time, fans get to see steve prohm coach the team in person. home opener tonight against chicago state. the coach coming out to a raucous welcome. on the ever top chicago state. this was the jameel mckay show. player of the year in the big
11-14 from the floor. 25 points, 11 rebounds. 106-64, the final. >> i try every game to be the best player in the country. playing off my teammates. they did a great job today. >> we feed off his energy. he is the key guy for us and when he gets going, he really anchors our defense. he is the anchor back there. today, he was tremendous on offense. andy: iowa state is going to have a special year and he is going to be a big part of it. they had a week off to get ready for chattanooga. facing two lane on the road. a point lead with six minutes to go.
this was suddenly was a tight game. final seconds, two lane would end up -- final seconds, tulane would get the ball and tie it up. 79-74, the dogs are 1-1 on the year. northern iowa started the season with a home loss to colorado state. they have a chance to get back in the win column tomorrow very , early tomorrow. >> knowing that we played each other a year ago, and some things worked for them and some things worked for us. i would anticipate a great basketball game. lot of toughness. it is going to feel like a real game. andy: it will still feel like 7:00 in the morning for those of us watching. 7:00 a.m. on espn2 from the
from morgantown, west viinia, it will kickoff at 11:00 a.m.. iowa and nebraska also has its kickoff time set. you have plenty of time to get your shopping done on black friday. gable kate at 2:30 in lincoln. let's get the great 8 in their -- in here. anytime you get a chance to see auto the bulldog break the road record for the longest human tunnel traveled through a dog skateboarder, you do it. number 7, nik stauskis, shooting like that. literally. oklahoma city and philly playing. number 6, antwaun exum jr. with the best tackle of the game.
number 5, missouri beat byu after a tumultuous week and gary pinkel let loose. the is retiring at the end of the year to face off against cancer. cooney-ese moves. numbered 4, monkeys riding dogs. this is the greatest piece of video i have seen all year. number 3. bears-chargers. bears on a two-game win streak. when he grabbed by zach miller. a one-handed. number 2, basketball. but the reader. radford to beat georgetown on the hoyas home court. number 1, from saturday.
and$68,000. i owe $44,000 in student loans. my plan, the new college compact, says you should not have to borrow money to pay tuition if you go to a public college or university. and you ought to be able to refinance student debt. and i don't believe the federal government should be making a profit off of lending to young people who are borrowing to be able to get their education. we have got to make college affordable.
stacey: 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