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37-year-old father of six children. many hours after the shooting, his wife learned the devastating news. celia: it was about 10:00 at night that she finally got word that he was one of the people that was murdered. paul: another victim, bennetta bet-badal. a family friend says she fled iran at 18 years old to avoid persecution as a christian. ken: myself and the family just find it sadly ironic and horrible that a woman who came to the country under these circumstances would find herself gunned down by religious extremists. paul: in san bernardino, california, i'm paul vercammen. stacey: and the victims range in age from 26 to 60. a truck flies off the interstate, slams into a pole, jumps a fence, and crashes into a des moines home. kcci's kim st. onge following this story. kim, this isn't a first for this
kim: certainly not, stacey. des moines police believe a medical episode may be the reason the truck slammed into this house in the 1700 block of lyon street friday morning. christy: it's just a little bit too close for comfort, you know? people got kids, animals. it's scary. kim: neighbors like christy hayner were there as the male stretcher and taken to a metro hospital. the two caged dogs in the back of the truck? miraculously unharmed. for janet towey, who lives across the street -- janet: i don't even want to live here. you know, it's too scary. kim: this story is becoming all too common. janet: i heard a big, loud crash, and that was it. kim: in may, a car came flying off the interstate into her backyard. janet: it knocked out fence out. it hit our tree, flipped around the backyard. i mean, if it had been daytime, my grandkids could have been dead.
branches, a reminder of that terrifying moment. janet: they have not been back there since then. i don't even let them go back there. kim: towey wants the dot to build a wall or a higher fence between her home and the interstate. janet: if they don't want to put walls up, then buy us out. you know, send us somewhere else to live, because this is not safe. kim: dot officials say they're not aware of a request to put in a higher fence or a wall there. and the big concrete barriers along the interstate are more for noise control and less about safety. stacey? stacey: kim, thanks. commitment 2016, democratic front runner hillary clinton is at iowa central community college in fort dodge. before her arrival, she stopped at the nearby community orchard. she talked with shoppers for about a half-hour and took a couple pictures. she also browsed holiday decorations in the orchard's gift shop.
clinton is expected to talk about her five-year plan to create jobs and wages. kcci's rose heaphy is in fort dodge. you can look for her live reports tonight at 6:00 and 10:00. on the republican side, donald trump is once again alone at the top. a new cnn/orc poll shows 36% of registered republicans and republican-leaning independents support trump. texas senator ted cruz is his nearest competitor. he trails by 20 points. dr. ben carson is in third place, followed by florida senator marco rubio. and several other republican candidates in iowa today. chris christie, rand paul, and rick santorum also have stops planned around the state. beautiful weather as we head into the weekend. jason has your forced look -- first look at the forecast. jason: out in indianapolis, it will be a cool one -- temperatures in the 30's and 40's as you kick off the
a few clouds, looking to stay dry, at least. if you're headed a direction to cheer them on, should be pretty nice. temperatures here, pretty nice, as well. no matter where you're at, 50 through the metro. hanging on to warmth, our average high is 38 degrees. that is looking pretty good out there, we have seen sunshine all day long. we keep the skies clear into the evening hours, too. temperatures backing down into the mid-30's by 10 p.m. in the low 30's by 7:00 in the morning. we do have a chance for rain on the weekend, i will break down that timing, coming up shortly. stacey: thanks, jason. a woodward-granger high school student collapsed during a drill at basketball practice. now, he is in the intensive care unit. mark tauscheck spoke with his father this afternoon. mark: drew jacobson is 6'3", 230 pounds. his nickname is moose. so, his friends and family are still trying to process what happened. this three-sport athlete and straight-a student is now
intensive care unit at mercy. after collapsing at his basketball practice wednesday night, he lost his pulse twice at the school, as medics worked to keep him alive. that night, he also lost his pulse at the hospital. he went into cardiac arrest twice this morning, as well. >> as a parent, i can't understand how someone this healthy goes from practice to the state he's in. and i hope no parent ever has to go through this. mark: doctors aren't sure exactly what caused this. but drew's father says they do know his son will need a defibrillator implanted in his heart. >> i can't wait until he can walk out of here and give people a rough time. mark: that is him sacking the quarterback. he says they have been overwhelmed by all, and he says send prayers now. drew has been medically sedated
his father told me he agreed to an interview, only because he wanted to publically thank the staff at woodward-granger, the firefighters, medics, and mercy 1 air ambulance crew. and all the doctors and nurses who have helped his son and his family the past 48 hours. stacey: mark, thanks you. a city ballpark is one step closer to honoring a police officer killed in the line of duty in may. the omaha parks foundation received nearly $18,500 in donations to renovate a baseball field in honor of kerrie orozco. it will be named the kerrie orozco memorial ballfield. orozco lived in council bluffs with her family and was a native of walnut, iowa. newly minted officers from all over the state celebrated today. the 246th class from the iowa law enforcement academy had their graduation ceremon the new officers and deputies were told their job is more important than ever, given the world we now live in. derek: the hard work isn't finished. it's just begun. throughout the past 15 weeks, our instructors have preached to
the end, but the beginning. stacey: there were 43 graduates in the law enforcement academy class. congratulations. next at 5:00, act of terror. why the fbi took its time to declare terrorism in the california mass shooting. plus, suspect search. belgian authorities say they're looking for two more people after the paris terror attacks. how they're connected to the mastermind. and later, making coloring great again. how one publishing company is capitalizing on the adult coloring book trend. you're watching kcci 8 news at
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. stacey: it's the developing story we continue to follow. the fbi now
says it is investigating the california mass shooting that left 14 dead and 21 wounded as an act of terrorism. sally kidd is live in washington. sally, why did it take so long for the fbi to come out and say they are investigating this attack as an act of terror? sally: the fbi says it has to proceed carefully in this investigaiton. and it needed, and still needs, time to analyze the digital trail. that includes computer thumb
and two crushed cellphones they found in a trash can. right now, the fbi is saying, so far, there is no indication the killers were part of a terrorist network or organized cell. stacey: sally, what can you tell us about suspected killer tashfeen malik's postings on social media? sally: well, the fbi is saying as the first 911 calls were , coming in, malik took a moment to post on facebook her allegiance to isis, using an alias account. facebook is saying when it discovered this yesterday, it took down the profile, turned over the contents over to authorities. but there was no indication
stacey: sally, thank you. presidential candidate ted cruz spoke in johnston today, in wake of the attacks in san bernardino. kcci's jason rantala is live with cruz had to say. jason: stacey, cruz spoke with the media, saying he is mourning the tragic attack. and it says this just underscores the need for a president who will confront terrorism. cruz met at crossroads shooting sports in johnston today. he addressed wednesday's attacks right away, saying president obama refuses to confront "radical islamic terrorism." and that democrats are misunderstanding the problem, saying stripping second amendment rights is not the answer. some have called cruz's stop at a gun shop tasteless in wake of the attacks. his response was that many are seeking to politicize his trip. sen. ted cruz: every time there is a terror attack, there is a violent crime, their response is taking away the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. that doesn't make any since. ense. that doesn't solve the problem. jason: we talked to a gun owner
what ted cruz. he says he agrees with having more gun control. you'll hear from him tonight at 10:00. stacey? stacey: thank you, jason. the campus police officer killed in last week's planned parenthood shooting in colorado is being laid to rest today. hundreds of people are expected at the funeral of garrett swasey in colorado springs. he worked at the university of colorado, colorado springs and rushed to the clinic to help after a gunman opened fire. two others were also killed. and belgian authorities now searching for two new suspects in the paris terror attacks. both used fake identity cards. the men had been traveling in a mercedes with another suspect, salah abdeslam, when the car was checked september 9 at the hungarian-austrian border. authorities say one of the fake id cards was used to wire money to one of the suspects killed in a november 18 police raid near paris. meantime, the paris cafe where
attacks is again open for business. la bonne biere was targeted in the november 13 attacks that left a total of 130 victims dead. we want to take a minute and thank everyone who supported our annual toys for tots breakfast. hundreds of toys collected and cash donations made at the west des moines marriott from 6:00-9:00 this morning. each family who participated received a free breakfast. now, back to jason sydejko for a look at this terrific forecast. jason: it is looking beautiful. we will hold on to this for a while. we have had it for a wild. far. if we look back in the average high, the average high so far has been 61.6 degrees. that is good for over five degrees, on a daily basis, above average. we will stay there for a bit. tonight looking pretty decent, too. around the low-to-mid 40's,
we back the temperature down to 32 why 7:00 in the morning. you see again eclipsing the 50 mark, plenty of sunshine throughout the day that will be working in some cloud cover. now, we have an area of high pressure -- setting up shop right over top of us at the moment, this area of clouds is making our direction. the next system pushes in, we drag a front cross, that will increase the chances for rain mainly overnight saturday into sunday. i don't think it will be a soaker or washout. consider yourself lucky if you catch a sprinkle. it will take its time to get. if you are heading out early, you will be just fine. we build the cloud cover him, it really starts to spread out into the evening. notice the lack of moisture
we do get tagged with a little bit of it. you will be in a small minority there. 32 degrees tonight, a light breeze out of the south and 5-10. that will maintain throughout the day tomorrow. low to mid 30's throughout the state tonight read tomorrow is back into the upper 40's to low 50's. we put together an absolutely beautiful forecast. look at the next few days, that will stick around. 52 saturday, 50 on sunday. that sunshine is lasting, all the way up to 53 on thursday. we have straight shots for rain on wednesday and again on friday. aside from that, an absolutely beautiful eight-day forecast. stacey: time for kcci 8 traffic. let us take a live look at our west mix master traffic camera. it all looks like it is moving very smoothly.
>> paris shows u.s. attacks -- shows us those attacks happen when intelligence fails. candidate chris christie speaks in west des moines to the iowa cooperatives. he also sat down with our cynthia fodor to talk about what needs to be done to fight terrorism. vanessa: ames nabs the number i'm vanessa peng.
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by in indianapolis, and indy c ar. they all climbed off of the airplane to the bus, and the coach says he is trying to keep this like any other road game -- the line. he also says he is trying smell the roses, right now. kirk: you don't have time to catch your breath, to admire your work. if you are, you are losing valuable work. both of us have valuable time, that is where our thoughts are. not getting caught up in the national talks, user to worry about that or look up at what you have accomplished, you will probably not do as well as you need to do on the field. andy: now the hawks and spartans take off here at lucas oil stadium tomorrow night at about 7:15 iowa time. we had hawkeye fans walking by, there are a lot more where ryan
ryan: andy, that is right. where we are standing, it is truly a hawkeye heaven inside the big ten fan fest in the indiana convention center, located just a couple of blocks away from you -- from lucas oil stadium. there is so much to see and do here. this is been one of the most popular attractions here today. this is live, big 10 trivia. and of course, there is so much more to see out here. you have, as we can over, tons of merchandise to shop through. inflatable's for the kids, some putt-putt golf. this is try onulof the coolest features, this is the real deal. this is not a replica, the real deal. the big ten championship trophy,
whether iowa or michigan state, you can take a picture with the big ten championship trophy. we have spoken to many iowans today, this is one of the first off they have made coming into town. >> yes, there are a ton of hawkeye fans in. indianapolis is the perfect city for this family came to the basketball championships. the whole downtown area is perfect. ryan: moore iowa fans -- more iowa fans are here, about 30% of tickets were sold to iowa residents, according to stub hub. stacey? stacey: ryan smith and andy garman live tonight read you can check our hour-long pregame special. andy, tony seeman, and ryan preview the chairmanship game
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weekend ahead of us, in the upper 40's to low 50's throughout the weekend. we get a chance for rain on sunday early in the morning. after that, sunshine and temperatures in the 50's. beautiful fall. stacey: thank jeb bush: here's the truth you will not hear from our president: we are at war with radical islamic terrorism. it is the struggle that will determine the fate of the free world. the united states should not delay in leading a global coalition
their aim is our total destruction. we can't withdraw from this threat or negotiate with it. we have but one choice: to defeat it. vo: right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. >> pelley: before the massacre, there was a pledge of allegiance to isis. >> we are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of