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and marcus, do police think the -- think these are connected? marcus: there appear to be a lot of reasons to draw the conclusion the same suspects may be responsible for both crimes. this medicap pharmacy location at 2527 easton blvd was the first one hit around 2:20 sunday morning. a boarded up front door is the only visible sign of what happened over the weekend. a little more than 7 miles away, the same boarded up front door marks the medicap on beaver avenue, hit about 4:45, some two hours after the location on easton. an indication the same suspects may have committed both crimes. >> you can't ignore the fact that they were both the same night and the time was close. there were similarities in the crimes. marcus: des moines police sergeant paul parezik says there is still work to be done before he can say with certainty the same suspects are wanted for both burglaries. but -- >> pretty obvuious similarities between the we are now examining two. the video and whatever forensic
marcus: according to the police report from the easton blvd burglary, three suspects were black males dressed in dark blue hooded sweatshirt and sweat pants and wearing gloves. the burglary of the pharmacies netted bottles of oxymorphone, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and oxycontin. ,police tell us the suspects took the drugs that are in demand and knew what they were looking for. nothing else was taken. kevin: it -- a des moines mom has received her sentence in the drug overdose death of her 5-year-old daughter. as part of a plea bargain, tionne bloodsaw will serve a maximum of forty years in prison, pleading guilty to child endangerment resulting in serious injury, manufacturing of a controlled substance, and two counts of neglect of a dependent person. in october 2014, bloodsaw's 5-year-old daughter jayda canada was found dead from an overdose of morphine inside her downtown apartment. >> what is it that you did that created a substantial risk to
her physical, mental, or emotional health or safety? >> i acted or failed to act, which resulted in my daughter jayda ingesting morphine, which resulted in a serious injury. this is why had to go to polk county. kevin: bloodsaw's boyfriend deshaun trombone has been sentenced to 65-years in prison. steve: new information tonight in a shooting north of des moines. polk county deputies today charged 25-year-old maria eshom and 32-year-old dewayne cole with a long list of charges. they include robbery, intimidation, drug possession, parole violation, and possession of a weapon by a felon. polk county investigations say the pair got into an argument with another group of people on october 22. they then fired shots into the victim's car. polk county investigators are still looking for information in in a deadly weekend shooting at a nightclub north of des moines. gunshots were fired during a fight outside evolution nightclub on sunday morning, killing 20-year-old dashawn smith. 3 other people were wounded. investigators have not released any information on a possible suspect.
is asked to call polk county crimestoppers at 515-223-1400. kevin: was a des moines teenager legally insane when he brutally beat his elderly neighbors? testimony resumes tomorrow in the first degree murder trial of ngor makuey. he was 19-years-old when des moines police say he broke into 97-year-old robert anderson's home and beat him to death. makuey's waved a jury trial. his case is being heard by a judge. steve: construction news on the iowa event center hotel. it is scheduled to start in february. project, located just south of $100 million the iowa events center downtown, is expected to open for business in march of 2018. the des moines council approved the plan just minutes ago which , will mean major redevelopment in the area in and around the events center. right now, the des moines city council is also set to approve a big improvement plan for walnut street. a streetscaping project will soon get underway on walnut downtown, from 2nd street to
10th street. kcci's cynthia fodor is there live with more. cynthia? cynthia: steve, as you know this , is where the transit mall for des moines. now, after years and years of moving forward with revitalizing walnut street. new businesses may soon find a new home downtown, near where younkers department store once now, the old shopping destination is a burned out shell. after the fire in march of last year, plans to renovate walnut street were put on hold. not anymore. >> now we have a plan in place, coming forward. all of those businesses along walnut are going to pick up 50% $4.5 million project.
cynthia: chris hensley is excited, saying emc insurance took the lead for businesses to privately fund half of the project. >> it will be removal of existing walnut as we know it. there will be traffic, parking, some beautification. cynthia: phase one will replace the dark and outdated streetscape with new landscaping and lighting. the city will remove the bus shelters and resurface the roadway to create a unique pedestrian and bike friendly district that will look similar to this. >> this is the first step. i think it is no different if you look at what we did with the east village. we did a hardscape, did everything on the streetscape. cynthia: they then hope to attract new trendy shops and restaurants all along here. >> get that real city feel, that would be good. >> i don't want to walk all the way to the east village to do some shopping. downtown used to be a hotspot for that, i think it should be again, especially since we got all this residential coming in
cynthia: blackbird investments plans to restore the old tea room, build 60 apartments, an underground parking garage, and bring in retail shops on the ground floor. that is expected to spur more development on walnut street. kevin: we keep loving the forecasts as they come in. kurtis: it sure didn't turn out to be a nice one. it looks like tomorrow could be more of the same. we are cooling off. 53 in des moines, 45 in ames. knoxville at 52. ottumwa i-44. warmer to the west and northwest today. a shot coming in from our you local page. tomorrow morning, sunshine early.
by 3:00 p.m., that temperature at 60 degrees. average high this time of year is around 51. rain on wednesday could be heavy. some locations may squeeze out over an inch. latest on that coming up with your eight day forecast. steve: governor branstad says he has no plans to delay his proposal to begin allowing private companies manage iowa medicaid system. speaking this morning during his press conference branstad said , his administration has been working on this transition since january. several key iowa senators have requested a delay, but branstad says the transition will take place over a period of years. kevin: crews unloading truckloads of equipment at drake university this week. generators and technical equiptment as well as materials for a stage at sheslow
democratic presidential debate. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all be in des moines for the event. it is cohosted by cbs, kcci, and the des moines register. the debate starts at 8:00 channel 8. steve: university of missouri resigned. the announcement comes after protests over racial tensions at closer to home, the leaders of iowa state university's black student organization say they are keeping a close eye on what's happening in missouri. the call for wolfe to step-down started when a black graduate student went on hunger strike claiming wolfe didn't do enough , to address racism on campus. a week later, 30 black mizzou football players said they would boycott all team activities, including this weekend's game with byu, until wolfe resigned. >> they really wrote the blueprint, so if anything of that nature at all were to
personally would like to get involved with that. i mean, the hunger strike first and then also getting the athletes in. steve: members of the black student organization say, race relations at isu are nothing like they are at mizzou, but there is still work to be done. kevin: the longtime head of the boone and scenic valley railroad has passed away. 71-year-old fenner stevenson was also involved with boone's annual pufferbilly days for more than 3 decades. and, he served as a boone city councilman. funeral services for fenner stevenson are pending. steve: riding high after shutting out texas, oklahoma brought iowa state down to earth saturday, with a thud. straight ahead, how the cyclones hope to bounce-back against an undefeated oklahoma state. plus, the iowa national guard says something is missing. what they plan to do to improve their ranks. kevin: and see what cost him his
steve: it's pretty common for iowa farmers to spend 6 to 8 weeks on a tractor, nearly non-stop, during harvest season. kevin: after that long, most want to leave the fields behind. but in sac county, one guy's soaking up every second this fall because he almost didn't live to see it. eric hanson's this is iowa introduces us to the farmer who's grateful just to be back in the cab. their job. they'll swear, it's in their blood. >> oh yeah. been there all the time. eric: rick meister can't wait to get in the tractor seat when iowa's countryside turns yellow and brown. >> you work all year for this. but last october, he was in his -- eric: but last october, he was in his combine when one of those perfect days turned tragic. >> the head plugged and i went out and i left the darn thing running. eric: it was almost supper-time. >> i was about done and i got
know where the rows go in, they grabbed my left hand leg. i had to hold myself out, otherwise i would have gone all the way through the combine. eric: there he laid, suddenly with no legs. >> at first, i thought only one was in the corn head, but it was both of them. eric: rick's son found him. >> i remember everything until they loaded me on the life flight. eric: the average man has only 10 to 12 pints of blood in their body. >> i lost 8 pints of blood. eric: but the little that remained, pumped with that same purpose. >> yep, that night. it was, i said we're going to do this. and we're going to conquer this. eric: 12 months later, he did, when his sons helped him back in the cab. >> i wanted to conquer that. i didn't want that to defeat me. eric: most tractors already have hand controls. the rest have been jerry-rigged. but the 55-year-old who still has therapy three times a week, has set his ultimate goal. >> i want to get in and out of the tractor by myself, eric. eric: even with his new prosthetics, some would consider
that nearly impossible. but remember, this is a guy who was pulled into a combine only to climb back in the driver seat. >> still part of the farm. and that's what i wanted to be. i didn't want to sit over here. i could've done that. i still could do that, but i don't want to do that. eric: because, it's in, his blood. >> i'm glad to be here. lucky. eric: rick says being out on the farm with his sons and his dad is the best therapy. eric hanson, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. kevin: while we're on the topic iowa's harvest is almost , complete. the usda says 93% of iowa corn has been harvested. 98% of the being crop is in. that's about one week ahead of an update on the size of the harvest comes out tomorrow. steve: meteorologist kurtis weather has a little bit to do with the harvest.
nice are getting chris. humidity just 39%. clear skies at 7:00 p.m.. down into the 40's by 10:00 p.m. sunshine early, clouds will fill in as the day goes along. 57 at noon. by 3:00 p.m., i think we'll crews out to around 60 degrees. highs warmer to the west and northwest. mason city, 61. clear skies out there tonight. there are a few clouds started to drift into south dakota. the main system well to the west but we will see a couple of these clouds as we slide into our tuesday. going to be another nice one. the first alone moose up into canada. the main area will be spending over in colorado and that looks
headed our way on wednesday. tonight, clear skies out and about. starting the day with sunshine. wednesday morning, this precipitation looks to be generally light. sprinkles, showers, light drizzle. these will be thunderstorms as we head into wednesday afternoon. we get some wraparound precipitation. half. we have some strong winds as we move into thursday. including the metro in a slight risk. this area in orange, and enhanced risk. down to 38 degrees. south winds, 5-10. tomorrow, winds out of the
depending on how thick the clouds get, that will affect your high temperature. wednesday, temperature also around 60. most computer models bring in about 6/10 to an inch of rain in the metro. on thursday, a whole lot of win. gusts can top out at about 48 miles per hour. friday, saturday, and sunday with sunshine. steve: the iowa national guard says it needs more women in its ranks. tomorrow, major general timothy orr will sign a pledge to work harder to recruit and keep more female guard members. general orr says female roles in the military are expanding. case in point, the army recently decided to open field artillery jobs to women. >> when we sit down with our new -- with our future recruits, we're now able to open the whole book up and be able to show them
steve: general orr says 18% of iowa's air national guard, and 15% of iowa's army national guard, are female. orr says he would like to double those numbers. kevin: leading up to democratic debate saturday in des moines , kcci 8 news have a special three-part report that looks at the issues the candidates will likely cover. first up, the minimum-wage. todd magel has been talking with bernie sanders the head of the , iowa federation of labor, and
announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. andy: georges niang has been one of the best players in the big 12 since he arrived in ames. and now, national recognition for isu's senior leader. niang today named ap first-team. he's been one of the toughest players to guard in college basketball. an undersized forward with a myriad of post moves, coupled with a point guard's handles. he is a handful. it is one of the top five players going into the season. three seniors including buddy
hield from oklahoma, kris dunn, and ben sirmans. on the football. oklahoma state put themselves on the national map by trouncing tcu last weekend. now the top 5 team is coming to ames to face iowa state. can the cyclones pull off a major upset? tony seeman says just turn the clock back 4 years. tony: let's take a little trip down memory lane. in 2011, jeff woody barreled into the end zone to give iowa state in overtime victory against undefeated oklahoma state. the thing is, a lot of the players of this year's iowa state roster were even in college yet, but i still remember that moment. >> i was at a friend's house. i remember, we were watching "twilight."
tony: no matter what they were doing, every cycle remembers 2011. >> ariba watching from the sideline, this is amazing. i wish i was out there. story. ok state comes to town undefeated as one of the top teams in the country. >> there are similarities, with the date of the game, with their high-ranking, and the playoffs team. tony: iowa state hopes to repeat history and keep their postseason alive. >> we are also playing for something.
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