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kcci 8 news at noon is next. >> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. >> that truly blessed young man. near the opportunity to do this to my hometown. mollie: more help is on the way for flint, michigan residents who's water has been undrinkable for months. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. to add insult to injury, a new study shows flint residents were paying the highest rates in the nation for that toxic water. however work to fix the problem of corroded lead pipes seems to have hit a political snag. michigan's governor and the mayor of flint say they have plans to deal with the pipes causing the dangerous tap water. but their plans are different.
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removed right away but governor rick snyder is backing a plan to coat the pipes with a protective film instead of removing them and then follow up with an infrastructure study to see if any of the pipes needed to be removed. in the meantime hundreds of residents continue to deal with excessive sweating, fatigue and severe headaches, all symptoms of exposure to high amounts of lead. experts say this all means that flint residents will need bottled water for months to come. and iowa state star and flint native monte morris and hy-vee say that's why they're stepping up to help. kcci's rose heaphy joins us live form ames to explain. reporter: -- headed out to flint, michigan. it is monte morris' hometown. he said is something he never expected. check out this video from earlier today as the procession of trucks fill the parking lot north of the arena.
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he talked about wanting to donate to flint and decided to get into the action and decided to donate 11 trucks, all for number 11. >> i am emotional. in front -- it brought a lot of tears to my eyes. don't nobody wanted city to be like that. it is hard to talk about. reporter: the trucks are expected to get to flint tomorrow. he told me his mom will be waiting to receive all that water. live in ames, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news. mollie: thanks a lot. breaking news coming into the newsroom. urbandale police are on the scene of a multicar accident that happened just before 11:30 this morning near 66th and prairie. injuries are reported. one of the drivers was eastbound on prairie traveling at a high rate of speed.
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rest stop sign and was hit by an suv. that car ended up on its top. the suv struck a house. more on this developing story on our website, kcci.com, and on our later newscasts. and if you drove anywhere near the iowa events center this morning, you probably figured out that high school state wrestling is well underway. today marks the first rounds of individual competition. class 1a matches were first to begin earlier this morning. class 3a competitors will hit the mats at 1:30 this afternoon with class 2a starting tonight. we're there for all the action. look for live reports from scott resiter and tony seeman later today on the news at 5:00 and 6:00. fans that may have had to walk any distance to wells fargo this morning caught a break. the warmup is here. we understand it's bringing some high winds with it as well. jason: that is what is carrying in the delightful warmth. you can see off to the southwest already nearing 50 degrees.
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37 up in waterloo. really trying to bring in the warmth of the winds are strong. if you're carrying anything around, although next are tight. sustained wind speed in the northern portions of the state. we should build on those are tonight and into tomorrow. gust of 30-40 miles per hour. clouds were an issue early on. have not seen too many breaks but they should lessen in the evening tonight. by tomorrow we should see some sunshine. 55 degrees is the high today. we will see that at 4:00. we have 60's in the forecast that i will break on that in a beautiful weekend coming up shortly. mollie: today is stem day at the statehouse. students and teachers from all over the state are displaying stem projects happening in schools. stem stands for science, technology, engineering and math. in all visitors can visit 32 exhibits at the statehouse. those in attendance today will be given opportunities to speak with legislators on how stem is
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what needs to be done so that all students in iowa can have access. >> if a school or district has been repeatedly funded, we are encouraging other schools and districts to apply. that way that funding can be spread out and we can get stem to more students. mollie: the number of high school teachers with licenses in subject areas increased by 9.1% last year. right now the advisory board proceeds about $5 million to invest between 100,000 students. also at the statehouse, a proposed bill would require drivers to move over to the other lane when passing bicyclists. if they can't, drivers would have to wait behind the bicycle until it is safe to pass. advocates say this will help save bicyclists lives. the bill has passed the senate transportation committee and is now up for a full senate vote. several other bills are advancing at the statehouse before the first funnel deadline.
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the a bill allowing cannabis oil to be made and distributed in iowa. the new bill reduces the number of manufacturers and dispensaries. it also cuts the number of patients who could use it. the measure now goes to the full house. also, today lawmakers could take up a new bill giving the state oversight of licensed dog breeders. some say it would hold bad breeders more accountable but breeders are against the increased licensing fees. another bill focuses on sex education in iowa schools. it would require health classes to teach about dating violence. it's made it out of committee and should be debated in the next couple weeks. the south carolina primary is now just two days away, and the republican presidential candidates are hoping to sway votes away from frontrunner donald trump. trump is ahead in the polls, but dealing with some criticism from a source that could impact his standing with religious voters. craig boswell explains. reporter: pope francis is
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before flying back to the vatican, he responded to a question about trump's pledge to build the wall on the u.s.-mexico border. one should think of building -- one he thinks of building walls and city bridges is not christian. a poll shows donald trump of the two to one advantage over ted cruz. >> thank you so much punishment. reporter: the only candidate left out of the top five is jeb bush. he stopped by a farmers market morning. >> if you want a president that can lead us through adversity,. saturday reporter: governor nikki haley appeared at a town hall event of marco rubio after endorsing him for resident wednesday. >> i'm here to ask you for your conservative as anyone running in this race. but i'm a conservative that can win. reporter: john kasich is pumping up his campaign team and mount pleasant.
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sun started to come up in the recognition starting to register, which we have not seen. [applause] reporter: south carolina's polls will open in less than 48 hours. greg boswell, south carolina. mollie: reply to the criticism, donald trump has reacted saying a religious leader questioning a person's faith is disgraceful. as for the democrats, a new poll shows hillary clinton with just a one point lead over bernie sanders ahead of the nevada caucuses. we're expecting to learn more details in the next few days about president obama's upcoming visit to cuba. his brief stop is planned for march 21 and 22, as well as a visit to argentina. the president says his visit to cuba will advance u.s. efforts to restore ties with the communist nation. but that visit is not sitting well with americans opposed to normalizing ties between the two countries. some call it shameful and that president should not visit cuba while the castro family remains in power. vice president joe biden is
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nominee president obama might pick to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia, who died last weekend. biden tells minnesota public radio that the president would pick someone to whom republicans already have given the thumbs up, and not the most liberal jurist in the nation. and a reminder that the politics of replacing late justice scalia will be the subject of this weeks kcci 8 close up. we'll be joined by drake university constitutional law professor mark kende, as well as leading local republicans and democrats. be sure to tune in this sunday morning at 10:30 right after face the nation. a new report has revealed that calls to the department of veterans affairs suicide hotline went to voicemail with callers not receiving immediate assistance. veteran and senator john mccain says it's particularly disturbing because calls to the hotline have increased dramatically in recent years, with the wars in iraq and afghanistan.
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released shows the military is struggling to provide adequate care for thousands of active duty troops suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and depression. the rand corp study reviewed 40,000 cases and says many of the troops are not getting the minimum number of therapy sessions after being diagnosed. officials blame it on a lack of mental health professionals and say the military will use civilian therapists as well. still ahead new developments in , the encryption battle between the fbi and apple ceo tim cook. and a new york man loses his wallet but has it returned with a very strange note inside.
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the news at noon continues. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist jason sydejko. mollie: apple is getting support from google in its phone encryption battle with the fbi. the ceo of google says apple is right to defy a judge's order to help unlock the i-phone used by one of the san bernardino
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as jeff pegues reports, cbs news has learned apple's lawyers are prepared to fight all the way to the supreme court. reporter: the of the is locked out of the iphone 5 see. -- 5c. apple bets its customers is not wanted company the hands of her customers private information. the judge ordered apple to disable the iphone's auto erase feature, which wipes out all of its data if the wrong passcode is entered 10 times. tim cook says the tech giant does not have the technology and the developing would create a backdoor to not only that iphone, but millions of devices. the white house defended the department of justice's request. >> they are asking for. something that would have an impact on this one device reporter: as the war on terror in the right to privacy collide, dan ackerman says apple
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>> apple is saying even if you promise to only use it once,. reporter: google ceo posted a series of tweets, siding with apple. " we give law enforcement based on valid legal orders, but that is different than requiring companies to enable hacking of customer devices and data." reporter: apple says it doesn't have the technology to do with the fbi once. a top industry official tells cbs news that apple could theoretically write the software to comply with the ruling. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. mollie: and the two months since the san bernardino terrorist attack the fbi has been for a over their electronic and internet history, finding that they sympathized with isis and other islamic terror groups. a follow up now to a story we first brought you last month. socal gas company says it has capped the gas leak that started
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california neighborhood last october. residents of more than 2200 homes had to evacuate due to the health danger from the natural gas. check out this video out of australia where tumbleweeds have swamped a local town. it's summertime down under and dry conditions have led to a bumper crop of tumbleweed. in some places fluffy weeds have piled as high as the roof tops. residents had to take care of the problem themselves since the city determined the weeds did not constitute a fire risk. we will be looking for much warmer temperatures and we are ready for them to arrive anytime soon. jason: it will be on its way today and we will he not having a tumbleweed problem. i don't even know you deal with something like that. we have seen very gusty winds. that is help to not attempt or down a little bit.
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some spots in the southwest and the little 40's. it are heading out, hang onto your hats. 35 miles per hour wind gusts in waterloo in clarion. we will keep the winds with us tonight. if you have anything going on outside, it will be a little bit more difficult to do. this is algona right now. cloud cover but it's a beautiful day. we will continue to see temperatures warm up through the day. we are on track for highs in the mid-50's. clouds will be sticking around. you can see a pretty good swath good portion of the midwest. notice the dry air to the west. this will be making its way in. that will help to bring up -- break up the sky cover tonight and more portly tomorrow as we head back up into the 60's. 44 right now. besides the wind. we don't have a lot of sunshine that will be with us literally all day long. 55 by 4:00 p.m..
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49 by 10:00 p.m. 46 degrees will be the overnight low. that does verify it will be the warmest low temperature we have seen tomorrow. this system skirts the northern portion of the state. i don't think we will see any rain out of this. it will push through and leave us with warmer air behind it and much clearer skies. sunshine in the forecast. futurecast gets rid of these clouds quickly. pushes though all eastward as we head into the evening tonight. by the overnight hours we get another relapse into the cloud cover. check out what happens on saturday,. or friday i should say absolutely clear skies along with temperatures back up to the middle 60's. if you wanted a page at the spring, we have a here. not a lot different. just the clouds. 55 degrees with breezy conditions. they are helping to drive in the warmth already.
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mid 40's in upper 30's in areas off to the northeast. lows tonight only backing down to the middle 40's. some of us potential for 50 degrees low temperatures. beautiful to see this kind of air in the next. 64 on friday. throughout the weekend we only back down to 51 by sunday. we spent the weekend sunny and warm. by next week we are back down -- i would say colder temperatures but is not cold. 8 degrees above average. mollie: thank you. there's no disputing the success of rival grocery store hy-vee here in central iowa. it's now a $9 billion business and todd magel is taking us behind the scenes tonight. reporter: from the checkout lane to the corporate office, they say there is one secret to success. >> it truly is what we live off of.
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aisle and catch them on the next aisle and give them another smile. reporter: it's not the only cool thing. how have they grow to support 82,000 workers? 240 stores in eight states. and what our customers asking for? it's not just groceries anymore. >> we adapt and change to make sure we have the products in the services that fit the customer's lifestyles for today. if we don't,. we will get left behind reporter: we go behind-the-scenes tonight. todd magel, kcci 8 news. mollie: that is coming up at 10:00. next is it possible to be half
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mollie: welcome back. a new york man lost his wallet during a concert at a stranger returned it. however that is not where the story ends. more on the personal message left inside. >> i found your wallet and your drivers license. here is your credit card and other important stuff. reporter: as soon as riley opened this letter, he realized the sender was no penpal.
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the metro card before that's because fair is $2.75 in the wall because it is kind of cool. reporter: it's one of those only in new york stories. it started with the night of good company and good music. >> i realized my wallet was not a my pocket or in my coat. i have a classic freak out moment. i had uber take me back to brooklyn to the theater. . they don't have it reporter: he canceled his credit cards on the way home from the concert. the quads i good samaritan's letter arrived in the mail about a week later. it left rightly reminiscing about the main character in the popular television series "breaking bad." a cash-strapped chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer turned drug dealer. someone else who he believes blur the line between good and bad. >> i am thinking maybe you and i could partner up. reporter: the rights to a
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thinking this person is the walter white of wallet returning. they start out with seemingly good intentions, but then you quickly realize they are actually just a villain played with an insatiable appetite for metro card spending and marijuana infused subway rides. hurting everyone they love around them. >> you did this for the family? >> i did it for me. i liked it. i was good at it. >> enjoy the rest of your day, anonymous. it doesn't matter if it's one dollar or $1000, the fact of the matter is there was a pot smoking modern-day robin hood out there that knows my blood type, knows if i'm an organ donor, knows where i sleep at night.
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mollie: [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] jason: look at those days in the 60's. i just want to run towards of them. mollie: party on. thank you for joining us today. jason: we will see you tomorrow.
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>> ridge: can i ask you something? >> caroline: mm-hmm. >> ridge: why did i think it was a good idea to be away from you even for a moment? >> caroline: because you're c.e.o. of forrester and you have obligations. >> ridge: no, my obligation should be here with you, with our baby. so please, no more false alarms. >> caroline: no, no. not that that wasn't actually very scary, thinking that i was gonna deliver our baby with its father thousands of miles away from me. but luckily thomas was there to, you know, take me to the hospital, which was very nice. >> ridge: well, i'm here now. >> caroline: mm-hmm. >> ridge: and everything -- everything has to take a backseat. >> caroline: clearly you've forgotten that we're throwing a cocktail party tonight for forrester's most loyal supporters. i mean, that's why we came over here, right? to check on the preparations? >> ridge: uh-huh. among other things.

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