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there was natural gas being released. we shut down a lot of traffic, we evaluated some commercial buildings. at the height of the incident, there were four buildings evacuated. at the height, we had about eight square blocks shut down. we now have traffic shutdown basically on brand, the only street that is closed, and from second to fifth. now, we are working on mitigating the gas out of the area, making sure there are no more pockets of national -- pockets of the natural gas and lead kind of evaporate out of the area. so far, everyone is safe. the readings that are found are very low. we are not picking up any
there are two businesses which are without natural gas that there are no residential units that have been affected by it. vanessa: as the cap and just mentioned, there was a strong smell of gas earlier today. now, it appears that has dissipated. have bridges of madison county happening. the show is going on but they the rerouting traffic. will have more updates as they become available. for now, live in des moines, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: stay with kcci and kcci.com for the very latest. this is near the same place where another leak tied up traffic just a few weeks ago.
traffic on december 17 until the gas could be shot off. gun sales at one des moines got shopping shot up in just the last few weeks. stacey: do we know if this has anything to do with the recent mass shootings? kim: it actually does. officials at range masters in clive tell me the last 24 hours have been especially busy following the shooting in san bernardino. kim: over the past three weeks, guns like this nine millimeter handgun and these modern sporting rifles have contributed the most to a spike in sales. christmas are things happening around the world, but we have had an increase in our shop of about 32%. kim: a training coordinator says
the most of those guns are women and the twentysomethings. >> has been a wives, fathers, daughters, people like that. kim: david is a longtime gun owner but decided to carry again after an ice is related shooting in texas earlier this year. >> that wanted being -- that it you want to start training again so that if something did happen i could be prepared for my family, to protect them. kim: statistics show that the number of permits to carry a weapon issued have also dramatically increased. polk county officials issued 360 permits in september, 473 in october, and nearly double that number in november. >> you're seeing more and more of these mass shootings, which it almost seems like it's getting out of control, so i think it leaves people with a sense of volunerability that can be filled with a gun in a lot of cases. kim: a desire for extra protection that's bringing a lot of brand new shooters to this local gun shop. by the way, the number of gun
the united states hit a new record on black more than friday. 185,000 that day alone. that's up 5% from the same day in 2014. live in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: an update now on that double-murder investigation in des moines. michael wanchanic appeared before a judge this morning for the first time on 2 first-degree murder charges. wanchanic was arrested on tuesday night following a 4-hour standoff with police. he remains in the polk county jail on $2 million bond. des moines police say wanchanic shot his 2 roommates to death on monday. 36-year-old bryon howard and 31-year-old heather beileu. their bodies were found in the basement of a home on center street. investigators say the couple was shot as they slept while beileu was holding her infant child in her arms. stacey: a murder on court avenue in downtown des moines last weekend has lead to improving security this weekend. kcci's cynthia fodor is here
cynthia: stacey, one of the hottest spots on court avenue, city center is doing what it can , to keep its corner safe. >> to regain public confidence, on court avenue, we are hiring two des moines police officers, off-duty officers. cynthia: those officers will patrol the streets outside this building at 3rd and court, which houses 5 popular bars and legend's thursday through saturday nights. this memorial marks the spot where 21-year-old manny perez was shot to death and 23-year-old andrew hurley boyd wounded. police say at least 66 assaults have been reported in the court avenue district this year, but the city doesn't have the funding to focus on patrolling the area year round. the downtown neighborhood alliance board met last night to ask for more security, lights and surveillance cameras. >> a larger presence, official
presence is there and money money is there to find that. cynthia: court center will keep the officers through the end of the year and has also increased the lighting outside. police are still looking for the suspects in the weekend murder. steve: an important keychain was stolen out of a des moines city vehicle on monday. mark tauscheck here to explain why that keychain is so important. mark: this is a big headache because those keys allow access to city property across des moines. according to the city manager, the effort to replace a significant number of locks across the city is already underway. at this kfc while a city , employee was eating inside, someone went into his unlocked city truck and stole his lunchbox. inside that lunchbox was a large set of keys to locks around the city as well as city equipment . the assistant manager at kfc told police his security cameras don't work. now, police can't be sure
after those keys were stolen someone let themselves in to the park. and that's the worry that the person or people who stole the keys know the kind of access they now have in their hands the the police report states it is not known if the gate was accidently left unlocked, but the officer did find damage to the door of the concession stand building at the softball park, although nothing was missing. within the past hour, city manager scott sanders told me the effort to replace a significant number of locks to des moines properties and equipment is underway. they contract out this work to locksmiths and sanders said at this time he doesn't know how much it will cost the city. he says part of the training for all city employees is always know where your keys are and never leave them in an unlocked vehicle. live in the studio, mark tauscheck, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: the iowa board of regents voted to increase tuition for next school year, but only for the university of iowa. the regents approved a 3% increase for undergraduate tuition at iowa for the
however tuition for undergrads , at iowa state and northern iowa will stay at the level they will be next spring. the regents also approved a $500 tuition increase for international students at iowa state. steve: meteorologist kurtis gertz is here to do one thing, and that is make us smile. kurtis: i think i go to the polls of extra ships, i have two kids coming to university of asteroid iowa state next year. a cold air over northwestern iowa. that is where the snowpack is. 47 degrees today. someone, 43. waterloo, 44. it comes the smiling part. yes a father early on but then we break -- some father early on but then we break free quickly to sunshine.
weekend, sunshine saturday. late day clouds. sunday, a week system moves through. you may get a shower or two before sunrise. steve: the american institute of business says it has sold off part of its southside des moines campus for $2.25 million. the 3 apartment buildings sold are on the southwest corner of the campus. the 60 furnished units are now part of the bell terrace apartments. money from the sale will go towards paying aib's operating expenses. once aib closes next june any money left over will be turned over to the university of iowa. stacey: the iowa food bank kicked off its holiday season of giving today. the east des moines warehouse was packed with volunteers looking to stack the shelves. as utility costs crop -- utility cross rise in the cold weather,
>> it is nice, today, that we have a culture in iowa that rewards getting back, that we have that constant feeling that there ought to be a way to help the neighbor. stacey: the money, donated by farm bureau in the university gave him a portion of sales of america needs farmers merchandise. steve: a special goal -- a special rededication ceremony this morning for the iowa department of public safety and the iowa state patrol. the 2 agencies rededicated a replica of a 1935 ford tudor patrol car. back in 1935, the patrol's rolling fleet consisted of 37 cars and 12 motorcycles. stacey: big 10 championship rivals iowa and michigan state seems like different kinds of but as you'll see in sports the hawks and spartans are actually a lot alike. and we go back live to cowles
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there is a backhoe working quickly to fix this gas line ruptured. apparently the lanes will be open pretty soon here. >> the update is, we are moving the emergency equipment. midamerican is going to remain on scene and a traffic in the area will restore to near normal within the next 10 minutes. vanessa: earlier today, first and locust and grande were closed. we will have more if any more news comes to mind or becomes available. steve: this ghastly forcing an early answer today's iowa state dance team championships in des moines. stacey: the 2016 championships happened earlier today. more than 5000 participants from 270 high school dance teams are taking part.
steve: iowa's taste for wine is increasing but our thirst for , traditional beer is falling. according to state records, more than 4.5 million gallons of wine were sold in iowa in fiscal 2015. iowa-made wine accounts for only a fraction of that, about 153,000 gallons. but the amount of iowa wine sold in 2015 increased nearly 5% from the year before. beer sales dropped just under 1% from 2014. but iowans still buy more than 73 million gallons of beer per year. per year. stacey: i am nervous about how to transition back to kurtis after that story. kurtis: 73 bill -- 73 million gallons, steve. we will have to do better next year.
dew point, 27. southwest winds at six. it has cooled down considerably. 22 in sioux city, 30 and fort dodge. your planner, sun comes up at 7:24. clear skies at 7:00 p.m., 36. there will be some fog forming. a couple of slick spots especially to the northwest where you had some melting today. new, 46. 3:00 p.m. temperature, 51 degrees. low clouds around the mississippi river valley northwestern illinois over towards dubuque, iowa. a few clouds up in southern minnesota. no systems to contend with.
look at your travel conditions. if you were heading to indianapolis, nothing but sunshine on the way. 50's in kansas city. high pressure in control. a little more of a southerly flow tomorrow. we will warm up with those milder conditions. our next system, not much for us , it will be over in montana. your timeline. most of the midwest, sunshine. early. i think we will see clouds rotate in late in the day and through saturday evening. temperatures late tonight through the 20's. some fog could form. locally dense in a few locations.
sunny skies, south wind 5-10. cooler on sunday. winds move around to the west and northwest. there could be a few showers at that week system moves through. 40's, not bad for sunday. if you like the 50's, we head back there. monday, tuesday, wednesday in the 50's. steve: a programming note to pass along. the nfl is back on kcci tonight. that means our 10:00 p.m. newscast will be delayed. be sure to switch over to metv des moines right at 10:00. we also have late news coverage following the conclusion of the game right here on channel 8. stacey: scott reister is in now with sports. everyone is wondering what kind of matchup the big ten will be.
tony: parker hesse and the hawkeye defense has been one of the best in the nation this year. their opponent saturday, they are no slouch either. michigan state's defense is every bit as good as iowa's. in fact, defense is one of the many areas where these two teams are basically identical. that is ironic, considering people like radio host paul finebaum are saying iowa has zero chance. iowa's bulletin board material
grows daily. how do they have zero chance when they are almost the same team? each of these teams in the top of the category of all of the big ten. top of the nation almost in turnover margin. both at 14 over. the hawkeyes know this michigan state defense is going to be pretty tough. >> best of the best defense we've gone against this season. from linebackers or backfield, it is going to be a great test. quest we know is going to be
we know it is going to be a fight and that is exactly what we expect. we have to give them our best. tony: what does michigan state think about the hawkeyes? we will hear about that tonight at 10:00. kickoff saturday night from indy. we will have a live, pregame, hour-long special friday at 8:00 right here on kcci. in a week like this, it's easy to overlook the iowa basketball team. don't. the hawkeyes were in an overtime thriller last night with florida state. down 2 at the end, iowa had the ball. peter jok, from the corner. he had a career high 24 points. florida state had a chance to go down and tied it and it didn't happen.
5-2 on the year with a game against umkc saturday at 2:00. by the way the cyhawk game is , thursday in ames. if you are an nba fan, you have probably heard former coach jeff van gundy announce some games. tonight, the cyclones are hearing him in person. isu coach steve prohm knows van gundy, and is having him speak to his team in advance of monday's game with buffalo. happening tonight, the drake women are 6-0, their best start in 20 years. tonight they try to make it 7-0 when they play at south dakota. the cyclones are in the ncaa volleyball tournament in madison, wisconsin. they are up two sets to none on miami.
earlier today, a lot of folks tell us they smelled a strong odor of gas. also, all the way at heidi hall. live in des moines, vanessa peng. steve: glenmore at 10:00. kurtis: 50's on the way friday. 40's on sunday. steve: w it's been her fight for twenty years. something is wrong with our healthcare system and it needs to be fixed. then, it was about health reform and getting eight million kids covered. now, it's about stopping republicans from repealing obamacare, and taking on insurance companies to bring down drug prices. i'm not going to let any family be deprived of healthcare. i'm not going to let the republicans rip up obamacare and throw it away.