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thanks for waking up with us eric: right now on kcci, shots fired on a college campus. the dangerous situation campus police faced when responding to a call for help. elizabeth: walking out. the reason thousands of fast food workers will leave their posts today, and the possible impact on the presidential race. eric: and your best bets for booster seats. new overnight, which seats are best for your child, and the one
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thing you need to watch out for when buying. >> you're watching kcci eight news. elizabeth: remember this? ten years ago this week, a tornado hit woodward. dozens of homes were destroyed, two people were injured. proof that late season storms can and do happen. a timely warning, because the storm risk amps up tomorrow. welcome back everyone, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: i'm eric hanson, i remember the day those storms hit, november 12, 2005. kurtis had that video. a lot of damage which is unusual for november but it can happen. metinka: we'll typically think of thunderstorms let alone tornadoes in november but we want to stay aware over the next couple of days. today is the calm before the storm. no weather on your tuesday, highs near 60. tomorrow has around of
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6:00 p.m. we could get a bit of sunshine with the risks of isolated tornadoes. that will be followed by extreme wind wednesday night into thursday. we will detail it for you coming up. elizabeth: shaina humphries is also following that storm headed for the midwest. so shaina, what parts of the midwest are facing the greatest threat? shaina: elizabeth, right now the national weather service says it will stretch from san antonio, texas all the way to parts of iowa and wisconsin. that's 63 million people. the hardest-hit areas, though, will likely be missouri, southern illinois, and northern arkansas. officials say tornadoes as strong as ef3 are possible with this storm system. ef3 tornadoes pack winds up to 165 miles per hour and are capable of causing serious damage. stay tuned to kcci and the kcci weather app for the latest updates on the storm threat. and new developments in the breaking news you saw here last night at 10:00. one person is dead and another is now in custody after a police
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spartanburg, south carolina. officials there say an officer responded to a possible vehicle break-in at spartanburg methodist college when he was hit by the suspect vehicle. the officer then opened fire, killing one person inside the car. the other person was caught a short time later. and in commitment 2016 news right now, the top eight republican presidential contenders are set to take the stage tonight in milwaukee for their fourth debate. this time around, the debate is hosted by the fox business network and the wall street journal and will focus on economic issues. we'll have more on this live from washington, d.c. elizabeth: back here in des moines, crews are getting ready for saturday's democratic debate. materials for the stage were delivered monday to drake university's sheslow auditorium where democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will face off. the fight over raising the minimum wage will be one of the hot topics at saturday's debate. eric: kcci spoke with a part time worker at an ames hair
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the current wage because she is a college student and isn't using it to live on. we also got the opinion of the president of the afl cio who says a boost in the $7.25 cent wage is long overdue. ken sagar: i think it's absolutely critical that people who play by the rules and work hard for a living earn enough money to support their family. susan manning: i mean, everyone -- money is important and i want to find something i like that's a good fit for me. that's more important than the money. eric: later today, fast food workers are set to walk off the job across the country to protest low minimum wages, including here in iowa. bernie sanders supporters and the iowa cci will be joining local fast food workers as they call for minimum wage to be increased to $15 per hour. we'll see how the minimum wage issue plays into the debate saturday. kcci is a proud co-sponsor. our own kevin cooney will co-moderate along side cbs's john dickerson, nancy cordes and the des moines register's kathie obradovich.
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before the debate, watch special coverage live from drake university, starting at 6:30pm following our newscast. then following the debate, kcci 8 news at 10 will be an hour long to bring you the best post-debate analysis. elizabeth: and you continue in sunday morning for exclusive extended coverage on this morning weekends. then following face the nation, news close-up look at live at 10:30 but the reaction from kevin cooney and kathy o'b bradavich. eric: police say the girl left northside library at fifth avenue and euclid and was approached. officials say he cussed her inappropriately and attempted to look down her shirt. the middle school aged girl reported the incident to her principal two days later.
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criminals looking to harm children. tom conley: give younger people a whistle that they can blow. if somebody grabs them, yell out 'i don't know you, i don't know you.' and kick and bite and scratch. the man remains in the polk county jail with no bond. elizabeth: a pair of pharmacy burglaries this weekend have des moines police searching for clues about who did it. police say medicap pharmacies at 2804 beaver avenue and 2527 easton boulevard were both hit sunday morning just hours apart. right now they believe the same three suspects are responsible for both crimes. they're described as black males dressed in dark hooded sweatshirts and sweat pants at the time. if you have any information, call police. eric: in sports news now, a big congratulations to iowa state cyclone georges niang. niang got some national recognition monday, being named an ap preseason first-team all american. that means right now, niang is
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the country. niang and the rest of the cyclones open their season friday with a game against colorado played in south dakota. tip off is at 4:00 p.m. and you can watch it on espn2. and will the hawkeyes move up? new college football playoff rankings will be released tonight. in last week's ranking, iowa came in at nine, but their win over indiana saturday may bump the hawks up because three other teams lost. the top four teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the national semi-finals. today's rankings will come out at 6:00 p.m. on espn. elizabeth: rather jacket this morning but a nice warm up this afternoon. metinka: it will stay quiet on tuesday but tomorrow will be messy. we are going for a high of 60 degrees and you will notice clouds moving in but the weather stays quiet. tomorrow will be the day of active weather with
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watch boxes and warnings set up ahead of the storm, all the way from the rockies to central iowa, these are lined up in preparation for a big storm. eric: happening today, a big announcement about the walnut street revitalization project. elizabeth: this comes after the city council approved the multi-million dollar project last night. alyx sacks is live from walnut street this morning. alyx, who's making the announcement and any hint of what it's going to be? alyx: eric and elizabeth, community leaders and wells fargo are the ones making the announcement but they are staying pretty tight lipped about the announcement. however, they are calling it major and we do know that it does involve the beautification of walnut street downtown. the announcement is at 10:00 this morning. several higher ups from wells fargo are expected to be there, along with the ceo of the greater des moines partnership, representativees from the city of des moines like mayor frank cownie and city manager scott sanders. as for the revitalization that
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city council. a quick recap. the city engineer's estimate the first phase will be about $4.5 million. and businesses have stepped up to finance 50% of it. it focuses on 5th street to 8th street. the project will also include adding street parking and they have a goal to improve walkability along this corridor. they say they want to make it what kind of like how they started the east village. chris hensley: this is a first step and i think it's no different. if you look at what we did with east village where we went in and we did the hard scape you know re-did everything on the streetscape and look what you have in east village so we're optimistic that it will. alyx: they are optimistic, they said to get retailers down there and change it out. we also spoke to community
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we'll have what they have to say coming up in 30 minutes. elizabeth: the best booster seats just ahead. eric: and the hidden danger government tests uncovered on store shelves right now. plus, shifting gears. how many lives the government now says would be saved by putting seatbelts on school buses. elizabeth: plus, cashing in. what volkswagen is going to give vehicle owners, but is it enough of an apology for cheating on emissions tests? eric: and don't be a victim. the sweepstakes scam that's turned some would-be winners into big money losers. elizabeth: plus, stop the tossing and turning. eric: we'll tell you a surefire way to stop thinking and sleep just ahead. metinka: the countdown is on, things will slow down on the road an hour from now. we have no issues to report whatsoever on the road so enjoy the drive. metinka has been telling us with
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coming tomorrow, we will take a look at the roads, this is 235 and polk lord -- boulevard. if you if you think there's no solution to the climate crisis, think again. in iowa, wind energy is already producing enough power for over a million homes, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and supporting six thousand jobs. i'm tom steyer. with bold leadership
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we can do that across america. the goal is 50% clean energy by 2030.
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morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: it is now 6:14 and chilly at 39, heading for 60 this afternoon and clouds will move in. warm lows near 50 and tomorrow, thunderstorms likely by the afternoon with a risk for severe weather followed by wind wednesday night. eric: new this morning, car booster seats for children are getting safer. elizabeth: that's according to a new report from the insurance institute for highway safety. chris martinez takes a look at which seats came out on top and which ones parents might still want to avoid. >> 20 other 23 booster seats new on the market this year are deemed a best bet by the institute for highway safety.
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>> there aren't any seats he wouldn't recommend. >> the nonprofit group tested both high-back and backless seats. >> we are looking that the lap belt states low across the top of the thighs and are not writing up on the tummy. and that it sits on the shoulder, and should not fall off the shoulder or ride on the neck and face. >> but they still recommend parents do homework before making a purchase. we found booster seats which were not recommended still for sale through many online retailers. iihs is calling on manufacturers of six older models that are not recommended to stop making them. if you have one, don't throw it out, just did a new one. iihs says crash tests prove any booster seat is better than none. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. elizabeth: the insurance institute for highway safety says the best seats are not
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necessarily the most expensive. there's actually one 2015 best bet seat that retails for just $15. eric: also new this morning, a new federal push to buckle up on school buses. mark rosekind: seat belts save lives and it should be on every school bus for every kid. eric: the national highway traffic safety administration estimates four children die every year in large school bus crashes. now the agency believes seat belts on buses would cut that number in half. right now, just six states require seat belts on school buses. retro-fitting all buses in the u.s. with seat belts though could take a decade of regulation-making and billions of dollars. volkswagen is now offering $1,000 in gift cards and three years roadside assistance as a goodwill gesture to the almost 500,000 owners of diesel cars affected by the emissions cheating scandal. vw says it is working on a fix for the cars. in the meantime, affected drivers can go to to get the gift
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shaina: happening right now, flight attendants on strike. lufthansa airlines in germany was forced to ground almost 1,000 flights because flight attendants refused to work. the walkout comes after the airline and the union failed to reach an agreement over retirement benefits and pensions. 113,000 passengers were affected by the cancellations and the strike is expected to last all week. and an update now on the e-coli outbreak from chipotle restaurants in the pacific northwest. washington state health officials say they have not been able to track down the exact source of the outbreak, and both their tests and tests by chipotle all came back negative for the bacteria. officials say the 43 restaurants that were closed will be able to reopen this week once they replace all produce and pass a health inspection. elizabeth: stocks fell on wall street monday. the dow dropped almost 180 points. the nasdaq was down almost 52. and the s&p 500 fell more than 20. you might think it's your lucky day. a letter in the mail says you've
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won a huge amount of money. but experts say a lot of times.. it's really a scam. and one of the most common types of fraud out there today. >> you have just been identified as a winner, look line and sinker i fell. elizabeth: father mike ortiz fell for one of these scams when he received a letter claiming he won $5 million from the publisher's clearing house. when he called to claim his prize, they told him he first had to pay $40,000 in taxes on his winnings. so the 86-year-old withdrew his life savings, sent off a check, and never heard from them again. fraud expert professor bill kresse says that's one way to know instantly if it's fraud. prof. kresse: if you're ever informed that you've won a sweepstakes, you've won a lottery and they're asking for money up front, it is a scam. elizabeth: authorities say the people behind these scams are
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a spokesperson for the publisher's clearing house says if you have any doubts about a prize notification, call the company and they can verify if it's legitimate. everybody once to think maybe it's their turn to win. eric: let's look at the forecast because today sounds pretty nice. metinka: another one in our great stretch. clouds are streaming into the midwest, these are before the storm system affecting weather significantly tomorrow. it is pulling out of california and crossing the rockies today and tonight and affecting a lot of folks. watches and warnings already posted and the system isn't here yet. weather advisory and blizzard warnings, high wind into central iowa. this will bring a variety of interesting weather with heavy snow across the rockies to
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we have enhanced risks of thunderstorm activity by the afternoon and anywhere across the state, we could see strong or severe thunderstorms with severe weather possible. very quiet today, a bit of drizzle tonight. tomorrow morning, we are checking showers and thundershowers lifting to the north from missouri. it will move through during the mid morning, followed by stronger routes from 2:00 through 6:00 p.m. and if we get sunshine in between, that will increase the risk of severe weather. that will be followed by a third round of rainfall through by midnight ending up with 1-2 inches of rain and a lot of wind on the backside, sometimes over 50 miles per hour by midnight. no weather worries out there, 39 degrees in des moines but cold
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clouds roll in, tomorrow thunderstorms are likely especially by the afternoon so prepare for strong and extreme wind. eric: we will keep an eye out. elizabeth: let's see what's happening out on the roads. shaina: everything looks good so far, we are closing in on the problem free part of the morning. congestion may pickup so if you have anywhere to be by 7:00, pay attention around these locations. 2500 guthrie ave, 4500 50th street. 1300 northwest 66 avenue. and at 500 northeast 80th street. elizabeth: the be better focus is on a better night's sleep. eric: yesterday we told you
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seconds, hold it for seven, and let it out for eight. elizabeth: if you have thoughts racing through your head, experts say get up and go to a different room and write them all down. you want to do your worrying somewhere else so you don't associate your bed with negative thoughts. when you feel sleepy, then go back to bed and lie down. and you can hopefully have a quieter mind. eric: if your mind is racing you just don't fall asleep. next, live to washington.
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you'll notice in tonight's elizabeth: welcome back to kcci. in commitment 2016, watching wisconsin. eric: all eyes will be on the state tonight as the gop candidates for president debate for the fourth time, nikole killion is live in washington. and nikole, this comes after that highly criticized debate last month on cnbc. any changes with this one? nikole: tonight's debate is hosted by fox business network, and the moderators say they plan to stick to the issues rather
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than become the issue. matt dallek: i think it'll be a little bit more structured. also, there's not going to be that many people now. i think it'll be a less rambunctious, free-wheeling, chaotic debate. nikole: on the main stage tonight, the smallest field yet with only eight gop candidates after mike huckabee and chris christie got bumped down to the undercard. while the focus will be on the economy again, one likely hot topic: ben carson's past, which a has come under intense scrutiny by the media and donald trump in recent days. other candidates to watch, jeb bush, who is seeking a better debate performance after taking heat for going after marco rubio. both are now courting wisconsin governor scott walker who dropped out of the 2016 race earlier this year. he appeared with both of them just yesterday. elizabeth: nikole, fox business network has drawn some criticism for its use of polls in determining who's on stage. now, we're hearing a new poll shows it could have been a very
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different looking debate. can you explain? nikole: fox used four recent polls to determine tonight's stage make up, but mcclatchy -- then you have a major poll it just came out yesterday from would have allowed a huckabee and chris christie to stay in that date. still, it has to be a bummer for them. eric: nikole killion, live in washington for us. elizabeth: new stories ahead, we are live downtown with big changes coming to walnut street. what you can look forward to seeing there. what an iowa teacher did in the courtroom minutes after he was sentenced to ten years in prison. and find out why this black friday, the best deals may be found online. eric: and that's a lot of donuts.
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some of you saw this on facebook, we'll have the story behind these dozens and dozens
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station ahead on kcci.
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the powerful wednesday storm. alyx: city council approved the revitalization of walnut street last night, and now a major announcement is expected this morning with more good news for the area. we'll explain straight ahead. >> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. eric: plus, a repo man took the car, never guessing what was still inside, the very scary misunderstanding in one small iowa town ahead. welcome back everyone, i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge on this tuesday morning, shaina and metinka also with you. we are also talking about some of the black friday deals. it's kind of hard to wrap your mind around. we're still feeling the 60's outside. metinka: a couple of weeks away from thanksgiving and we are talking about storm chances.
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today, nothing to worry about. starting in the 30's and kind of chilly but 60's tomorrow -- but 60's today and tomorrow severe weather in the afternoon. isolated tornadoes tomorrow, crazy in november but it is true. eric: new this morning, new life for a drab downtown des moines street. kcci's alyx sacks is live with new details. this is a long time coming, alyx. alyx: it has been. since the younkers fire it has been on hold but they approve the project at a $4.5 million. business leaders are funding half. they will help beautify the walnut street area and they are talking about what they want to do with the area and they say
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maybe restaurants but first they need to repave the streets and take some things out and make it more beautiful, add parking, and make it more walkable. the farmers market will still be through there and there are great things along court avenue and it will continue expanding downtown. for those who work in this area, 7th street has been blocked for some time and the plans are coming to for wishon. -- fruition. >> downtown needs a good collection of places to go. there's a lot of good things down here but i think it would be good to expand in some restaurants. >> the things they've done to downtown des moines over the last few years have come a long way. this is just another step. alyx: the good news isn't done. there will be a major announcement this morning that
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they are staying tightlipped at they say it is major and involves beautification. alyx sacks, kcci 8 news. elizabeth: thanks alyx. more big stories this morning. one man is in custody after a sexual assault. but some des moines parents are still concerned. >> it's shocking because i have two young children myself. >> those are target rich environments for groups that do that kind of thing. elizabeth: 24-year-old sundayboy tarlue faces a sex abuse charge from halloween. police say a teenage girl left the north side library on 5th avenue and euclid and was approached by tarlue. the girl reported the incident to her principal two days later. tarlue remains in the polk county jail with no bond. we've been checking, but no arrests yet in the thefts of prescription drugs from two des moines medicap pharmacies. one on easton, the other on beaver. the suspects snatched bottles of oxymorphone, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and oxycontin. des moines police are working to
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see if the same people may have committed both crimes. eric: testimony will resume today in the murder trial of ngor makuey. des moines police say makuey broke into 97-year-old robert anderson's home and beat him to death with a metal spatula. anderson's wife harriet was also injured in the attack. makuey's attorney is using the insanity defense, but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness. metinka:shaina: one dead and another in custody following a campus shooting. the campus was on lockdown for several police say a campus police say a campus officer hours. investigating a vehicle break-in was run down by the suspects. killing one person inside the a second suspect was captured a short time later. football practice is set to resume today at the university of missouri in columbia. thirty football players had said they wouldn't play until university president tim wolfe stepped down.
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the frustration over several racial incidents at the school. the campus chancellor also stepped down. pope francis issued a challenge to the catholic church. he outlined his vision insisting it shuns temptation of power, prestige, and money. he says they should not be obsessed with doctrine or power. it comes as the vatican is coping with two books revealed resistance to reform. elizabeth: he reported car and was stunned at what he found inside. eric: what he told in iowa judge minutes before he was sentenced. elizabeth: black friday bargains. target reveals when and where you can find the deals and steals and the new trend you may notice this year. eric: and sugar rush. we all had maybe it hasn't worn one. off yet. the story behind this most
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shaina: we are keeping an eye on the roads, this is 35/80 and hickman. traffic is picking up, give yourself some time, and but
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the son 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,
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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 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. metinka: good morning, 20
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starting with 39 in des moines. tomorrow, it's a whole different story. we are 36 hours out from a potential severe weather event and extremely high wind. jeffrey daugherty: i didn't want to hurt anybody, this wasn't my intent. elizabeth: teacher jeffrey daugherty sobbing in a council bluffs courtroom. a judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison for sex acts with two students at thomas jefferson high school. the father of five pled guilty, and pleaded with the judge for leniency. but the mothers of both victims also spoke and said the judge made the right choice. >> i think that the courts did right by putting him in prison and making him think. i understand that he has a family that he has to take care of, but he should've thought about that before he decided to do what he did. elizabeth: jeffrey daugherty will be eligible for parole in 7 and a half years. shaina: also in western iowa, a repo man got more than he bargained for when he picked up
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a car in mcclellan on monday. an 8-year-old boy was in the backseat. turns out his mom had brought him to work with her, but he was asleep so she left him in the car. the dealership repossessed it while the boy was still inside. the mom talked with our sister station but wanted to be anonymous. camila: what did they tell you on the phone? >> we repossessed your car and your kid was inside, and i said, oh no. shaina: the sheriff's office says it won't file any charges and mom says her son won't be coming to work with her anymore. eric: well one of the big topics of the day so far, the debate over minimum wage. it's expected to really heat up today when fast-food workers across the country walk off the job, to demand $15 an hour. elizabeth: we're getting your instant feedback. our now poll asks if you think the minimum wage should be raised?
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if you haven't voted yet, just call or text 200-1508, go to, facebook, or twitter. shaina: a lot of comments on our facebook as well. not only about raising it in general but raising it to $15 an adam says, absolutely not. hour. minimum wage is not meant to be a career salary. it is meant for the people starting off. raise minimum wage and everything else goes up to cover for it. karen says, yes, the surrounding states have a higher wage level. with the rising cost of utilities, insurance and etc., i would like to be earning a higher paycheck. elizabeth: interesting to see what happens. we've heard the call for quite a while. elizabeth: something that will impact retail workers nationwide, black friday. it's coming early again this year. we just heard from target. they will open at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day for the second year in a row. but if you'd rather stay home and shop from the couch, all the deals will be available online thanksgiving morning.
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some stores are changing things up and vowing to stay closed on thanksgiving, but seems this new trend of opening early is here to stay. shaina: should we really call it black friday anymore? at this point it's black thanksgiving. speaking of the holidays, today's the day you can get your gingerbread latte or peppermint mocha at starbucks. holiday drinks are hitting stores today. of course you may have heard about the cup contrsy, a lot of people aren't happy about the plain red cups. saying they aren't 'christmas' enough without the ornaments. donald trump even suggested americans should boycott starbucks because of it. elizabeth: have you even think of being upset about that?
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crazy even though we don't usually share opinions. eric: well one thing is for sure, we have donuts to eat with our coffee this morning. this happened after the show yesterday. 100 dozen donuts from krispy kreme ended up here at kcci. we placed an order for 10 dozen for our united way fundraiser, but due to a mix-up, we got 100 dozen. we were on a sugar high. we had a lot of leftovers, and we are happy to tell you we've already shared plenty and even more are going to homeless shelters today. watch out for ipads flying across. shaina: that was a happy accident there. we are looking at i-35 and mills civic parkway. this stretch of road will be more crowded coming the next hour.
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enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. metinka says storms coming tomorrow. make sure you take kcci with you, stay in the know.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: they great stretch of quiet weather but no things are changing. a powerful storm system coming our way and it is moving out of california down toward the four corners and into the midwest and will bring a variety of different precept types across the rockies. even blizzard watches and warnings in effect. toward us, we are expecting thunderstorms followed by very high wind, extreme wind by wednesday night into early thursday morning and it could top 50 miles per hour in close to 60 at times. a threat for severe thunderstorm activity especially tomorrow afternoon from des moines southward in the orange shaded area.
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this is the enhanced risk for severe weather but any part across the state could see strong to severe storms with severe weather possible including the threat for isolated tornadoes. futurecast, nothing to worry about today with drizzle tonight and 7:00 a.m. we will be tracking thundershowers from missouri which will be the first round of rain into northern iowa by 10:00 a.m.. by 2:00 p.m. we are tracking a stronger set of storms through central iowa into the northern part of the state from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a higher risk of severe weather. another band on the backside of it will signal strong wind coming in affecting western iowa late in the evening toward midnight. we will end up with heavy rainfall totals, 1-2 inches are common. clouds rolling into the southwest, temperatures are all over the place. 39 in des moines. and quiet weather with clouds on the increase and highs near 60,
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tomorrow will be stormy especially in the afternoon with weather. a lot of wind into early thursday followed by chilly temperatures and a break for the weekend. eric: what's on the roads? shaina: not too much, enjoy it while it lasts. probably another hour or so of easy traffic. enjoy weather while it lasts as well. no problems to report, there are mobile speed units to keep in mind. eastside of 2500 guthrie ave. 4500 50th street. 1400 northwest 60 six ave. 500 northeast 80th street in pleasant hill.
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hotels eric: time for news to go. elizabeth: our team is ready with what you need to know starting with alyx sacks and an announcement downtown. alyx: the city council announced last night that they have approved the beautification
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downtown and it is happening this morning at 10:00 a.m.. wells fargo along with community leaders are making another announcement but are staying tightlipped but we know the mayor will be there along with higher ups with wells fargo to announce something else that had to do with beautifying the area at walnut street. eric: also downtown, they will start demolishing an old building that stands in the way of a new hotel. the des moines city council approved the final details of the hotel next to the iowa events. the board of supervisors will vote on the agreement today. eric: we will be back in the courtroom for more testimony in the murder trial of -- he is charged in the beating death of 97-year-old rupert anderson last year. we will also be looking to see what happens when local fast food workers walk off the job. it is part of a protest to bring attention to low minimum wage.
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shaina: workers want $15 per hour. the economy will be a big topic at the republican presidential debate in milwaukee. eight candidates will take the stage. one hot topic will likely be ben carson's past. jeb bush will try to regain momentum after what many called a poor showing in the last debate. kcci is proud to cosponsor the democratic debate this saturday at drake university. john dickerson and 90 -- nancy cortez will moderate along with kevin kinney. if you have quest-- kevin c ooney. e-mail questions to us that the big questions at eric: booster seats are getting savor, the insurance institute for highway safety says 20 of 23 seats are best bets. the remaining three are good. one caution is they found old seats that were not recommended
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in previous years are still on store shelves. hawkeye fans are awaiting the new college football poll rankings. last week i what was ninth but beating indiana saturday could move is up. elizabeth: we've been talking about risk of severe weather across the midwest. it was 10 years ago this week a tornado hit doing a lot of damage. it seems late but it happens. metinka: we have to stay whether aware and hopefully nothing like that happens but stay whether aware on your wednesday. we are waking up to sunshine and 39 crisp degrees. clouds on the increase today, drizzle and fog overnight followed by around the thunderstorms. the best chances for weather are 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on wednesday. extreme wind will build in and click gusts close to 60 by
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midnight wednesday night. shaina: everything looks good on the roads so i will show you where the speed units are. mostly in des moines, 2500 guthrie avenue. 4500 50th street. 1500 northwest 66th ave.and pleasant hill unit at 500 northeast 80th street. enjoy the nice traffic while it lasts. eric: we will because weather will be changing.
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