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people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> this is breaking news from kcci 8 news. >> as the investigation unfolded and rescue units showed up it did in fact turn into a rescue operation and that's where we currently stand right now. mollie: a construction worker is dead after a trench collapses in altoona. good afternoon. thank you rejoining us.
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housing development construction site at a housing development near the intersection of 5th avenue and adventureland drive housing. kcci's alyx sacks joins us live now from the scene with the details. reporter: this is been a very difficult and long morning. it's still a very active seen here in altoona. law enforcement tells me the man was pronounced dead. they have been working for the last three in at hours to recover the victim. sergeant jason ferguson tells us a construction worker was inside the trench working while another worker was using an excavator on the trench collapsed. the hole could be 12 feet or deeper. the recovery effort is difficult and can take a couple more hours as emergency crews continue to battle the element. >> it is cold but they are currently facing a hole with a
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the shoring is giving them problems because of the collapse. that is what they are dealing with. they need to be safe in order to do the rescue. reporter: according to sergeant ferguson there were no other victims in this incident. he tells us that the des moines fire department is here. they have a rescue team here that specializes in recovery efforts like this. the polk county medical examiner has been here. a lot of agencies working on this recovery effort. he tells me the victims family was here but they will not be releasing his identity at this time, nor they releasing the name of the construction company he was working for. alyx sacks, kcci 8 news. mollie: thank you very much. we will have updates on this throughout the day on our website. we checked and today's incident was the third fatal trench collapse in just the past six months. in 33-year-old brian powell was june working in story city when the trench he was in collapse around him. powell was rescued but passed
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injuries. and in august, an otho man was killed when a trench collapse in fort dodge. william paterson was installing sewer lines at a construction site when that incident occurred. paterson died at the scene. here in the metro, we were in the courtroom this morning when the woman accused of killing two men in a drunk driving incident was arraigned. 53-year-old deanna gliem faces two counts of vehicular homicide. she's accused of driving drunk and broad-siding a car on hubbell on november 15. the two men inside that car, 59-year-old randy sonnenburg and 60-year-old rick hummell were both killed. jury selection is underway in the murder trial of joe lopez. the 25-year-old is charged in connection with the death of a clive toddler back in 2014. clive police say lopez told doctors the baby had fallen inside a home where he and the baby's mom were staying on franklin avenue. police say the infant had a fractured skull and multiple broken ribs turning to news from around the
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eastern iowa farmer has been killed by an accidental shotgun blast. the delaware county sheriff's office says the man died instantly yesterday afternoon at his farm near the town of authorities say it appears the man was climbing a fence when the accident happened. governor branstad says he wants to extend the $.01 sales tax passed in 2008 to pay for school improvements. some of the money would still go to schools, but some would be diverted to water quality projects. the proposal will be debated during the 2016 legislative session that begins next week. some lawmakers are already opposed, saying it pits the needs of schools against the need for clean water. we've seen some scattered snow showers moving across the state today. let's check in with jason to see if we can be expecting any here. jason: when you got a real chance. we had seen a true smattering
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some seeing a mix as the snow -- not talking about heavy accumulation at all. in the metro not seeing much besides that thick blanket of clouds. temperatures sit in the mid-30's. rather comfortable temperature wise. we are above are 31 degree average. snow off to the north at this point. some scattered near newton. this will continue to pick up steam as we head into the next couple of days as we ramp up a bit more moisture. you see that transitioning terrain near omaha. we will continue to see that moisture make its way our direction in the next 12-24 hours. plan on a wintry mix for the rest of the day. we will see the transition over into rain through the overnight and into tomorrow. i will have more how much rain and snow we will see coming up in a little bit. mollie: to wall street now where once again international tensions are prompting a sell off. the dow industrials quickly lost 200 points this morning after
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carried out a hydrogen bomb test. we will have more the sittion in north korea in a few moments. right now the dow is down 197.78. who couldn't use a cool $500 million? that's what lottery officials expect tonight's jackpot to grow to. the half a billion dollar prize is easily the largest prize in nearly a year. demarco morgan has more from a store in brooklyn, new york, that already been visited by lottery luck. reporter: the country is poised for the latest huge powerball jackpot. >> can i get the winning ticket? reporter: for a two dollars investment they are hoping to strike it rich. what will you do if you win all the money? >> i will move to florida. reporter: $450 million after saturday's drawing came and went without a winner. more people buy more tickets on
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-- jackpot is bigger. >> i am yolanda vega. >> people don't want to start playing at $40 million. when he gets to be this high, $450 million,. everybody is on board reporter: powerball is played in 44 states. the $450 million jackpot is now the fourth largest in powerball history. the estimated odds are winning are about 18 292 million. -- the largest jackpot was 500.95 million. a woman from florida was the sole winner. she bought her ticket after another customer letter go-ahead in line. >> i had a nice dream last night. reporter: still those slim chances are not enough to keep the dreamers away.
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292 million? -- one in 292 million? >> is all just a dream. mollie: the friend who bought the assault rifles used in the san bernardino attack is to be arraigned in federal court today. enrique marquez faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted. prosecutors say he bought the guns that syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik used in the december 2 massacre that killed 14 people and injured 22 others. a tense situation in an atlanta, georgia suburb today as a hostage situation and standoff is unfolding. a swat team has sealed off a neighborhood in buford, where a gunman is said to be holding a two-year-old boy. the standoff began last night when someone called police to report a man was threatening to shoot everyone in the home and then kill himself. president obama will be using his veto pen soon as the house is poised today to give final passage to a bill repealing the health care law. it's the first time that the gop-controlled congress has
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legislation to the white house though it won't change the end result. chipotle says it has been served with a federal grand jury subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a norovirus outbreak this summer at one of its restaurants in california. the company has been reeling since an e. coli outbreak linked to its restaurants which was followed up by a separate norovirus outbreak in boston. still the commitment, -- come at noon calls for more isolation of , the north korean communist regime after its announcement that it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test. and we'll tell you where some ocean anglers had a very close call with a swordfish with a lot of fight.
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reporter: north korea made the announcement on state tv, claiming its first ever test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb was a perfect success. the blessed registered as a 5.1 magnitude quake quickly triggered international condemnation, including china. south korea called the tests of threat to the peace and stability of the world. the white house said the u.s. will respond appropriately to any north korean provocations. >> if it was a hydrogen bomb, that would demonstrate technological leap forward. if they are on the verge of miniaturization, that means they are close to being able to put that on a warhead and potentially deploy it well beyond the korean peninsula. reporter: diplomats at the united nations quickly scheduled an emergency closed doors meeting to discuss the developments. >> this act is profoundly destabilizing for regional security.
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reconnaissance planes to get air samples to test radiation. analysts say it could take weeks to determine exactly what happened. kenneth greg, cbs news, the united nations. mollie: military experts say one of the goals of their missile program is to develop a warhead capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. police in germany are investigating whether a string of sexual assaults and thefts at new year is linked to a known criminal network. the assaults in cologne last week have prompted outrage in germany and a fresh debate about immigration after police said the attackers appeared to be of arab or north african origin. police have identified more than 2,000 suspects of north african origin in connection with organized theft offenses since 2014. will twitter get rid of its 140-character limit? technology news service recode reports the social media giant is working on a product that would allow users to share
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twitter ceo jack dorsey took to -- suggest people might like having more characters. and check out this video out of australia where three anglers had a close call with a marlin while fishing this past new years day. you can see the fish nearly impaled one of the men as they were trying to reel it in. the men eventually were able to land the 200 pound fish. it's looking nice and warm and sunny there four-.legged friends -- they are. not so much for us. jason: we are talking single digit high temperature soon. if you have not felt that yet, it is definitely on the way. we are seeing the snow in spots. the wintry mix and maybe some light freezing drizzle. some heavier stuff of north of boone as well. not seeing a lot in the metro. numeral be potential as we head
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a different picture early this morning. absolutely beautiful sunrise. they still have the clouds out there that will shape the wonderful sunrise. keep sending in your pictures of that stuff. i am a bit of a sucker for that. clouds will help block that up for the next couple of days. you can see the surging moisture coming in from the south. even a bit of a rain-snow mix near omaha. that will be continuing as this system continues to lift northeastward. plan on a mix today. , tonight into tomorrow as well if you have any travel plans a cricket slick at times. temperatures remaining fairly mild. when chills will be in the mid-20's range. we top out at 37 at noon tomorrow as we keep the clouds in the mix a live. it should be a general transition from rain to the overnight hours. we can see some freezing drizzle into the morning hours. be safe if you're heading out
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the systems are pushing through, bringing this mixed bag of precipitation. snow to the north. not talking large amounts of accumulation. it will remain half an inch or less. you see this transition to rain as we bring in more warmth and a bit more moisture. futurecast handling this reasonably well. he keeps a soft in with cloud cover as we head throughout the day and into the evening and continues to push the snow northward. you can see we start to warm things up a little bit to the south. that will help drive in the rain we have got on deck for us all day tomorrow and into friday. light stuff to start the day. as that surges in we continue to increase throughout the day. if you have outdoor plans, it will be fairly saudi throughout the day. not talking huge amounts. rainfall totals sit around half an inch and snowfall totals to the north and east still looking
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just enough to potentially make the roads/covered and -- to make the roads slush covered and slick. we carry over into the evening, lightly transitioning that's a rain. that will continue with us on friday. once the system passes we get an arctic punch like no other. 9 degrees is your high on sunday. that arctic air will be here for a bit. mollie: a punch is very accurate. it's going to be bad to matter what. thanks a lot. some four-legged friends need a good home and could be yours by this afternoon. we'll meet them, plus how you
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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. mollie: what a great way to set up new year by adopting a new pet. and he can be yours by this afternoon. >> absolutely. we are full. in winter we're not used to being is full as we are right now. we are doing more for more animals.
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we have a lot of great ones ready to go today. mollie: let's look at some of them. cats, dogs, horses? >> everything. this is jack. he's a little curious. a little shy at first. he is tentative of the camera, hiding out. this is big red. he is a smart boy. you know six, come. --sit and coeme. he is good with other dogs. niko is a 7-8-year-old. because of his age he will have a reduced adoption fee. our better with age program. area cuddly. this is luke. mollie: lots of energy. >> lust tennis falls and exploring. very, very friendly dog.
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and then kiki. she is very sweet. a little shy. he really likes to play with toys, especially wands. a beautiful coat. mollie: i thought she was a kitten at first. >> really beautiful animals. a lot of well-trained animals. really something for everybody. mollie: speaking of training, you have some classes coming up for dog agility and behavior. you said this is a good time of year to do this? >> winter is a great time of year, especially after the holidays. now is a time for people to get their dogs out of the house. it might be too cold to walk them right now. training classes are good way to get them active. it helps that socialization. and then the added bonus is it's a good time to train for behaviors you want from your dog
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walking nicely on a leash, or some commands they would benefit from. it starts as young as puppy socialization up to advanced agility and competition agility. mollie: what are the prices? and how long do they last? >> the average classes about six weeks. it's an average of about $100 for a regular fee. we offer caps off for veterans -- half offer veterans and 10% off if you adopted your animals from us. all of our programs and animals are at our website, arl-io mollie: thank you for coming in is always. we will have an update on our top america is not just electing a president, we're also electing a commander in chief. that choice matters. because strengthening the economy, making healthcare more affordable,
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all of that depends on us being both secure at home and leading the world. i will get up every single day and do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe and strong.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] the breaking news. authorities in altoona say one construction site in the intersection of fifth avenue and adventureland drive. alyx sacks joyce's live with an update from the scene. reporter: still a very active seen. see that excavator?
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for about four hours now crews have been trying to get the victim out of that trench. i spoke to altoona sergeant jason ferguson who tells what happened earlier this morning. they got the call around 8:15. a man was working in the hole when another worker was in the excavator with the trench collapsed. the victims family has been here. they are spoken to the victims family. they will not identify the victim at this point. there have been no other injuries. we want to let folks know if you're driving in this area, the westbound lane of adventureland drive is completely locked around this -- around fifth avenue. the 300 block to the 500 block is completely blocked off of the westbound lane is a work on this. when i spoke with emergency crews they told me this could take another couple of hours. they are trying to stay safe all they do this. mollie: thank you very much for
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jason joins us now. it is cold out there. the situation is hard to be working under. jason: we have got frigid air and a wintry mix living in.
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