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tv   KCCI 8 News at Six  Me-TV  November 17, 2015 6:00pm-6:30pm CST

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female were killed. one child who was ejected was flown to the hospital. no names have been released. the cause still under investigation. in other accident one person , died, another injured in a one-car crash near pella. radio station knia reports a car went off highway 163 around 8:30 this morning and hit a tree. the female passenger died in the crash. the driver was taken to pella regional medical center. the names have not been released. kevin: two people killed, five injured a 13-year-old taken into , custody. this accident happened just off u.s. highway 20 on the westbound exit ramp just before midnight . the driver and one of his passengers were killed. six others in the vehicle were injured. the 13-year-old, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody as a runaway. stacey: kcci's vanessa peng shows why the iowa state patrol says they were traveling under dangerous conditions. she has the story from webster city. vanessa: they were 7 people in the car when the accident
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happened. the car was traveling westbound here on highway 20, got off of this exit which is 140 going in to webster city when the driver lost control and the car rolled several times in that ditch. out by the exit ramp, debris is thrown all over the shoulder. two people, including the driver, 19-year-old richard elmore of hopkins, south carolina, were killed in the crash. 22-year-old shelly coenen from tomah, wisconsin was ejected from the car and died at the hospital. it happened late monday night just before midnight. in this video, you can see the two toned 1998 ford explorer is totaled. all the back windows smashed, the windshield caved in. in another view, you see damage showing the tell tale signs of a rollover crash. four passengers from sioux city, 16-year-old breanna leners, and 3 18-year-olds angelo hernandez, bret seibold, and meaghan stiverson were taken to area hospitals. a 13-year-old listed as a runaway was released from the
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hospital and taken into custody. her name has not been released. the iowa state patrol says alcohol and drugs are believed to be factors in the crash. troopers say all 7 of them were friends, but they are still investigating why they were traveling together. the driver was wearing his seatbelt. only one of the passengers was wearing his. >> they were cramming in there. so there was 3 in the middle two -- middle, two in the front, and two back in the back of a ford explorer that didn't have seats so it would have been that hatchback area, the back of the trunk. if there's no seat and no seatbelt it's probably not a good idea to travel in there, it's not safe for everybody. vanessa: according to the iowa department of transporation, there have been nearly 300 fatalities due to car accidents this year. in webster city, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kevin: a des moines man says 3 armed men broke down his apartment door this morning and held his kids at gunpoint. kcci's kim st. onge is live where it happened with details. kim: a repair man is here right
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now replacing the door. police say around 1:00 this morning 3 suspects broke into , this apartment building in the 900 block of 18th street in the sherman hill neighborhood. the man who lives here tells me the suspects got the wrong apartment. cardboard now covers where brandt scott says 3 armed men busted through his door and spent about a minute in his apartment terrorizing his family. >> when i hear my kids screaming my heart just got in my throat. ,kim: 13-year-old sarah scott says the men came into her room and held a gun to her head. she watched helplessly as the men smacked the gun against her 15-year-old sister's head twice, chipping her teeth. >> normally, people can't remember other people but when you have a gun pointed to your face, you remember them. kim: brandt tells me the suspects then moved to the living room, holding his stepson
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the unsaved, screaming "where , are the drugs?" brandt says they got the wrong apartment. the suspects left after just a minute after not finding drugs. they're being described as black males between the ages of 17 and 20. kevin: an ames man is convicted of murdering a friend. a jury finds leigh lepon guilty of second degree murder in the death of devlin lockman. the verdict was reached just before 4:00 this afternoon. the former school transportation director of webster city is getting his job back after he pleaded guilty last month of felony assault. ted larson was webster city's high school wrestling coach and transportation director. he was placed on administrative leave when he was arrested for assaulting a man in that man's home. he was sentenced to 5 years in prison, but that sentenced was reduced to probation. radio iowa reports, last night, the school board voted to give him his transportation job back. unity point health says its getting into the insurance business. unity point says it's teaming up with health partners to create a new insurance company. they hope to have the new
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company up and running next year. it is currently trying to get licenses in both iowa and illinois. kevin: a wet, gray, cloudy start to the day. and it didn't get much better as the day moved on. it looks like it also won't get much drier. kurtis gertz shows us your first look at the forecast. kurtis: lots of wet weather to the east. waterloo, tama county, down through montezuma and ottumwa. it is drive for now in central iowa. if you showers will move in as the night goes along. here in the metro, 38 hundredths of an inch. lamoni, just shy of an inch. a shot coming in of a nice rainbow. it is going to be very mild for this time of year.
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noontime temperature, 53. temperatures drop off at 3:00 p.m. a big shock to the system after a very warm november. from the 50's into the 40's, and it looks like 30's for the weekend. the latest futurecast, we will see if there's any snow on the way coming up. kevin: drivers downtown had more than the rain to worry about this morning. a major gas leak near 2nd and grand right near the old downtown riverfront ymca site. the leak closed part second avenue and part of grand as well. while the leak only caused traffic problems, it also created a natural gas odor that stretched through much of downtown in the morning. stacey: the latest on the investigation into the paris terror attacks actually takes place in nearby germany. top german security officials cancelled a soccer match in hanover today after receiving a warning that an attack involving explosives and automatic weapons
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would be launch on the stadium there. a similar style attack last friday around the paris stadium killed more than 120 people. backlash here in the us as a result of the paris terror attacks. kcci's marcus mcintosh spoke to local muslim leaders. marcus: we spoke with two central iowa muslim leaders who say only is the anti muslim backlash in the u.s. unfair, but also the fact they are being lumped in with terrorists who lay claim to islam. the vandalism at a mosque near austin, texas and the bomb threat to a mosque in florida are likely the result of the deadly terror attacks in paris. local muslim leaders say they have not felt that backlash here in central iowa, but that does not mean they cannot feel the pain of muslims in other parts of the country. they say it is disheartening and disappointing that terrorist who hijack their religion and give them a bad name. >> the majority of muslims do not think that these people represent islam because they are not muslims at all. muslims don't kill innocent people.
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on a whole dynamic that is an affront to the islamic discipline and religion itself. marcus: both khan and abdul samad say muslims are saddened and disappointed by what happened in paris and feel helpless people are committing crimes on behalf of their religion. kevin: catholic bishops of iowa today issued a statement saying that governor branstad's decision to block state agencies from giving aid to syrian refugees is much like the u.s. internment of japanese americans in world war ii. branstad joins 26 other governor's in blocking efforts to bring those refugees to the country the iowa catholic conference statement reads in part, "in the aftermath of world war ii, apologies and compensation were accorded to the victims of such unfortunate actions. as frequently occurs to families or nationalities, guilt was attributed by association." iowa hawkeye football team riding an undefeated season. how the hawkeyes are trying not to let it end with purdue. stacey: and a west des moines
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in washington dc trying to makeb bush: leadership means you've got to be all in. it's not about yappin'. it's not about talking. it's about doing. i know how to do this because i was privileged to serve in florida for eight years. and we turned the systems upside down that weren't working. 1.3 million new jobs were created. we cut taxes every year. income rose in people's pockets. people were lifted out of poverty. children started to learn. as president of the united states, i pledge to you that i will solve problems. announcer: right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. announcer: this is iowa's news leader.
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this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with kevin cooney, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john mclaughlin, and iowa's sportscaster of the year, andy garman. kevin: the fight to change laws that govern medical hemp oil has taking a central iowa woman to washington dc this week. she and a group of mothers from around the country are meeting with members of congress. stacey: mark tauscheck spoke with her this afternoon. mark: at issue is therapeutic hemp oil, which many iowa patients are using now because they can't legally acquire medical cannabis oil. at the federal level, hemp oil is considered a version of marijuana, which makes it illegal to ship across state lines so this group is trying to , get it pulled off the federal drug schedule, taking it out of the definition of marijuana entirely. sally gaer gets her daughter's therapeutic hemp oil from a colorado company in the mail. iowa allows possession of the product, which sally gaer says has helped her daughter margaret
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during the 6 months she's taken >> -- taken it. >> i would say her seizures have decreased 50%, she's sleeping way better, she's making some cognitive gains, she's not so doped up. we've decreased one of her seizure medications by a third. mark: margaret can't legally travel out of state and use the drugs and acquiring it is techincallly breaking federal law. gaer and several other mothers are now in washington dc meeting with members of congress from more states than she could count including iowa senators charles , grassley and joni ernst. both told the group they want to educate themselves more on therapeutic hemp oil before pushing to remove it from the same drug class as marijuana. as far as the fight to improve iowa's medical marijuana laws that so far no one has been able to use, gaer says she and the group of medical marijuana advocates will be back at the capitol again next session only if people with other ailments, like ptsd, ms, chronic pain, are willing to stand with them. >> they know our stories, so we need more stories, more people to share.
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we need more to tell their stories, and we are willing to be a part of that, we're just not willing to be the only ones up there. mark: speaker paul ryan, who cosponsored the act, said today it will pass. stacey: another rainy, dark day. kurtis: it does kind of seemed like we are transitioning to more normal in november like weather. the majority of the rain is off to the east. south-southeast winds at 10. humidity, 87%. 10:00 p.m., i think we will have a few very light showers rotate through. it is going to be cooler for our wednesday, but still a little bit above normal each and every
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from the upper 50's to about 50. super doppler 8. here is the rain. moderate rain moving to the north, dry in the metro. the backend hanging around grinnell. we will be surely drive for the evening. 41 hundredths here in the metro. an inch in red oak. almost three quarters of an inch in ottumwa. the area of low pressure is still off to the west and that will have to rotate on through. snow right now from north platte, nebraska to western kansas. they have blizzard warnings in western kansas.
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we will have a transitional day tomorrow and then the cold front punches through. much colder air to finish up the week. you -- a few spotty showers moving in. clouds fill in with light showers. we clear out. thursday is filled with sunshine , but a whole lot of wind. the transition or light snow on friday. the little too early to talk accumulations, but some models are bringing enough to stick to the ground. 49 degrees come a few showers tonight. tomorrow, 53. winds pick up.
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down to 40's, the big story will be the wind. friday, light snow possible and then much colder for the weekend. sunday starts out at 19. 40's next week. stacey: you have welcomed him into your living room every weeknight for 33 years. how about that hair? his incredible run here at kcci 8 news comes to an end one week from today. so tonight at 10:00 ten we take , a look back at kevin's impressive career in journalism. we discuss the hard news, the soft news and the days when there is now news with a couple of kevin's journalistic contemporaries and friends. kevin: it will be about 30 seconds. tony seeman and now with sports. tony: when most of us were
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unison 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
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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 ] 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. announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: the uni panthers had to get up bright and early this morning. they were part of the tip off marathon on espn, which means there was all basketball, all
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uni drew the 7:00 a.m. straw taking on stephen f austin. how about a couple of newcomers? let's jump to the second half. it is good. panthers go on to win. this saturday is big. a chance to go 11-0 overall, a chance to go 7-0 in the big ten, a chance to clinch the big ten west. no matter how many times kirk ferentz says they just focus one day at a time, right now conversation always moves to the , big picture. a win against purdue this weekend will secure the hawkeyes a spot in the big ten title game. and on paper, it looks like iowa will breeze to win number 11. purdue is 2-8 and has only one conference win. that was against nebraska. it would be easy to look past the boilermakers but kirk ferentz has his eyes set on
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>> they have good receivers, nanito quarterback, a good running back. we're not taking anything for granted. the conversation today hasn't been on purdue, but our conversation has been strictly on purdue. >> they do a lot of good stuff defensively. they beat nebraska. you should never look at any game like that. tony: tickets are still available. iowa state is going to wrap up their season with two road games. in the six years with this head coach, five of the games have come down to one possession. it is never easy having to do it
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>> a tight game, a slugfest. we know it is going to take a heck of a week of preparation, great attention to detail, and excellent performance on game day.
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kevin:kurtis: most of the rain to the east. we could see a few showers will get a little later but no more additional significant rainfall on the way. thursday, the wind. 46 on friday. i will update some snowfall amounts tonight at 10:00. kevin: low temperatures. kurtis: it is november. kevin: figure for being here. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to
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