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tv   13 News at Nine on FOX 17  FOX  December 15, 2015 9:00pm-10:00pm CST

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final round.. for 2015.. the g-o-p presidential candidates take the stage in las vegas tonight.. what the debate was focused on.. and who traded shots.. preparing for the worst.. a threat shuts down school in los angeles.. how police here in des moines stay prepared for potential threats in the metro. search continues... ames police are coming up empty in their search for the person responsible for a deadly hit and run. how you can help police find the suspect. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 the los angeles' school system was shut down today after receiving an online threat involving its school buses. good evening. i'm lynn melling. thank you for joining us... l-a city superintendent - ramon cortines - closed all of
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the public schools in the city for the day.... after receiving a threat overnight... reportedly from an i-p address in germany. robo-calls from l-a school officials informed parents early tuesday morning of the decision. some schools even personally called each family in their district to warn them to stay away. officials are visiting all schools in the county to determine the credibility of the threat. los angeles police also urging folks in the area to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious. here in des moines... the school district has had lock-downs from time to time... but nothing like what took place in los angeles today... in the case of threats... the district tells us, "if we were to have any doubt about the safety and well being of our students, we would contact law enforcement, put the situation in their capable hands and follow their lead." the des moines police department is prepared for a variety of threats... mike dasilva has more on how they prepare for these types of events... the des moines bomb squad opening their doors and showing us both of their bomb squad deployment units and the bomb disposal robots and
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equipment inside. the bomb squad is constantly recreating the kinds of bombs that terrorists make and use in real world plots and attacks so that they can stay on the cutting edge of what's out there and in the hands of the bad guys. authorities found 12 pipe bombs like this the home of the san bernardino attackers. the des moines bomb squad recreating that kind of pipe bomb so they're ready to meet any threat. 15:52:01--10 'weve got a fully staffed and equipped bomb squad thats set up and in place 24 hours a day to respond to these types of incidents, whether its a threat or a device thats located." but the bomb squad doesn't get sent out to just any threat that's made...only the ones that are validated. first, patrol officers would respond after being notified by the schools. at that point the investigation would begin. 16:00:15--26 'if they find a device or if theyve got a suspect identified, somebody in the school thinks they know who it might be, something like that, we can really start following up on leads, then well also get our detectives involved, and the bomb squad will get involved.' just like calling out the bomb squad isn't
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automatically done after a threat...neither is evacuation. 15:52:18--28 'the decision to evacuate a property typically lies with the person whos in control of that property, until we either validate the threat or we find a suspicious device and then we will order an evacuation at that point.' and in addition to bomb disposal equipment being at the ready, the police department says it has technology tools that help investigate and locate threats made online, on social media and track down the people who make them. a memorial is growing at the student was killed while crossing a busy ames road... as the community mourns.... leads... emmalee jacobs was hit and near campus. ames police are still looking for the driver who hit her. police say surveilance video near the intersection of lincoln and ash has provided little help in solving what type of vehicle struck and killed jacobs... investigators say bause the incident happened before sunrise and there was heavy rainfall early monday
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people with knowledge of the situation to come forward with any details that may help... the intersection, which is a high traffic area, is also no stranger to previous incidents involving cars and pedestrians... "i would say that 4 to 5 block stretch is the main area in town where we get complaints about vehicle and pedestrian encounters." even today there was an old lady who didn't see me at the crosswalk and i'm glad i watched but if it were like the day she died, she couldn't see because there was so much rain and it was dark." investigators could use your help finding the car and driver that hit jacobs. contact story county crime stoppers with any information at 515- 382-7577.... des moines police are investigating a deadly crash tonight... it happened just after six o'clock near east 42nd and hubbell. police say a male adult was hit by a car while crossing hubbell. the man was killed in the accident. there are no
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stoplights at the intersection and police say it's too early to tell who was at fault. no charges are filed and police have not yet released the name of the victim. a wanted man tried to out-swim police in fort dodge yesterday ... but wasn't successful. police tried stopping harry carvalho as he walked into traffic on a bridge ... they say he ran away and jumped into the river. he tried swimming away from officers but as he got closer to a dam he gave up and grabbed a tree branch. firefighters had to rescue him... and then police arrested him on an outstanding warrant for escaping from a work release program. all of the rain we have received lately has roads around central iowa closed... and drivers who use fleur drive here in des moines will have to use the detour through the weekend. the raccoon river is expected to crest late tonight and then begin to recede. public works director jononthan gano says he's glad the precipitation didn't fall as snow. he says it would have cost up to a million dollars if that system would
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have dropped 24 to 48 inches of snow. gano didn't estimate an exact cost... but say this flood will cost thousands of dollars to clean-up. it was a gloomy and chilly day... and temperatures will continue to fall in the coming days... chief meteorologist ed wilson joins us now with a quick look at our forecast... hi ed! colder temperatures are back. we are going to see a chance for light flurries late tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs s
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two employees at the central iowa shelter believe they were fired today because they spoke out and voiced concerns that they've had about the shelter for many months. shelter assistants bernice thompson and andrea moore say... they were given no reason today when they were terminated by shelter director jim ferguson. but both women say they believe they were fired because of the report that we aired friday night -- highlighting concerns about the shelter, which the women have be women, who call themselves whistle blowers, believe the shelter firing them
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retaliation. still, they don't regret speaking out. 14:31:44--53 'i do not, 100 percent i do not. i feel as if i didnt speak out, then everything i say and do on the job would have meant nothing." 14:32:12--23 'im upset that the clients are now left hanging, because they are the ones that are going to be harassed because we're not here to stand up for them anymore.' we reached out to shelter director jim ferguson about the women being fired, but he said he can't comment on personnel matters. the wellmark ymca will not be getting help from foreign investors to finally build an olympic size pool downtown. the y was turned down for funding through the e-b-five program. that program allows foreign investors to buy into american projects in exchange for green cards. however, the y pool wouldn't create enough jobs to qualify for the program. in the meantime... the y is stuck with a giant dirt patch where a pool
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a statement released by the y said in part: "in the past few months there has been a renewed effort to cultivate additional community support and philanthropic dollars toward completion of the pool. thats where our primary focus has been and will remain in the future, as we work with community members and leaders to reach the finish line on this project for central iowa. " there's still much more to come tonight.... coming up next.. final round.. for 2015.. the g-o-p presidential candidates take the stage in las vegas tonight.. what this debate was focused on.. and who traded shots.. fighting isis. adversaries with a common enemy break bread today.. what secretary of state john kerry had to say about his meeting with russian president vladmir putin.. from who h-d iowa's high definition're watching the channel 13 news at nine on fox
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for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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hit the debate stage in las vegas ... each candidate -- laying out their plans for how to keep
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america safe .... a growing topic of concern for a growing number of americans ... caroline shively, reports on the fifth -- and final -- g-o-p debate of twenty- fifteen. polls show that national security is the number one concern of voters... and the candidates are taking the topic head-on tonight. donald trump hits center stage of the main debate with his highest national poll numbers yet... following his recent controversial comments about islam, including a call for a temporary ban on all muslims entering the u-s. that policy proposal continued to draw scorn from some of his competitors tonight. pataki says: "the leading republican candidate demonizes and demeans thousands of americans .... and when is confronted about it, laughs it off." senator ted cruz has done his best =not= to fight with donald trump... part of a strategy that's seen him surge in the polls, and officially place him number one in iowa. meanwhile, cruz and senator marco rubio have been sparring for weeks over national security. rubio says: "ted, unfortunately for
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example, has supported hurting military spending dramatically." the obama administration's strategy for fighting the islamic state ... has been another hot topic tonight. graham says: "i blame obama for isil, i miss george w. bush, i wish you were president right now!" huckabee says: "we have to make sure we're not just setting off fireworks -- we need to kill some terrorists!" trump has gotten a bump in the polls after each of the previous debates. if he gets one from tonight, that would be on top of a recent national poll that shows him with nearly triple the support of cruz, currently his nearest rival. in washington, caroline shively, fox news. and trump's proposal to ban muslims took center stage at the beginning of the second debate. a heated exchange erupted at the beginning of that debate between candidates donald trump and jeb bush. ed ad lib weather tease on set colder temperatures are
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back. we are going to see a chance for light flurries late tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs will be
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colder temperatures are back. we are going to see a chance for light flurries late tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs will be back in the 40s.
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coming up -- raising rates.. top officials at the fed are meeting to discuss what to do with interest
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and the nasdaq rose 43 points. the federal reserve has begun a two day meeting that could raise interest rates. the fed dropped interest rates to near zero in december 2008 ... to help the u-s economy mend after the financial crisis that led to the great recession. several members of the fed have indicated in public speeches -- they believe the u-s economy has recovered sufficiently enough to raise interest rates which could make mortgages and car loans more expensive. personal finance expert vera ready... gibbons says: "i think generally a rate hike tomorrow. this would be the first one we've had in a long time but i think the market is prepared for this, everyone is expecting it and i think it'd be very surprising if we didn't get a rate hike tomorrow. the general take is that we'll get 25 basis points, it'll be slow, it'll be gradual, it's not gonna do anything to destroy the markets, everyone has been
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anticipating this rate hike and the timing is probably ready for it. i mean, from a consumer standpoint you're thinking 'oh no my loans are gonna be more expensive,' and that's true, however, it's basically signifying that the economy is in a better place." the federal reserve interest rate decision will be announced wednesday. congress is set to unveil a 1-point-1 trillion dollar omnibus government funding bill... which speaker paul ryan said would avert a government shutdown. lawmakers are also expected to vote on a massive year end tax break package, which would include delaying three obamacare-related taxes... the current government funding extension runs out wednesday night... so lawmakers will need to extend that short-term deal... and bank on most members wanting to get out of d-c for christmas. there's still much more to come in the next half-hour... just ahead -- promoted.. two police officers with ties to the shooting of a black teenager in chicago are moving up in the ranks... the explanation.. and reaction.. to
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this new development.. coming up in sports... the cyclones are undefeated, but some bad news today as a starter
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dear future, sailed through that diaper stage, learned to walk, and i'm reading like a third-grader. but now it's time to go out into the world. and from what i hear, it's not all toys and games out there. will you look out for me, future?
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immigration.. the president welcomes new citizens to the u-s.. and why he says its dangerous to forget the past. coming together.. find out about efforts in minnesota to fight islamaphobia.. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 secretary of state john kerry is in moscow for meetings with russian president vladimir putin and his counterpart foreign minister sergey lavrov.. kerry is hoping his discussions with putin and lavrov will set the stage for a third round of talks on syria, scheduled for friday in new york. after much contention about air campaigns against isis targets versus those of moderate rebels... and the future of syrian president bashar al assad... kerry says he believes russia and the united states can work together to make progress in ending the war in syria and ultimately defeating
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kerry says: "the united states and our partners are not seeking so called regime change as it is known in syria. what we have said is that we don't believe that assad hiself has the ability to be able to lead the future of syria but we focus today not on our differences about what can or cannot be done immediately about assad. we focused on the process...on the political process, whereby syrians will be making syria." meanwhile.. defense secretary ash carter was in turkey today... telling military personnel the u.s. is looking for ways to do more in syria and iraq. carter spoke before a group of servicemen and women at an air base in turkey. the defense secretary says he will be asking military commanders and other officials to come up with new tactics that can be
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carter says: "i should say that in addition to those who have joined the campaign here, we really are looking for the rest of the world to step up. america is stepping up, we need our allies and partners around the world to step up and do more, and that's true in europe, it's true in the gulf, it's true... by europe i mean all of nato, including turkey. and it's really true everywhere in the world where this has metastasized, and it's more than a battle in syria and iraq." this is carter's first visit to the air base as secretary and it comes amid rising tensions between turkey and iraq. as debate rages over whether to allow syrian refugees to come to the united states.. today.. president obama welcomed 31-new american citizens today at a naturalization ceremony in washington. he used the occasion to defend u.s. immigration policy... and said the country can't again allow any
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immigrant groups to be singled out, like what happened during world war two. how quickly we forget. one generation passes, two generation passes and suddenly we don't remember where we came from. and we suggest that somehow there is us and there is them... not remembering we used to be them." the president used another historic reference to implicitly reject republican presidential candidate donald trump's call to ban muslims from entering the u.s. he said ... -quote- "in the syrian seeking refuge today, we should see the jewish refugee of world war two." in minnesota.. a group of local leaders and muslims gathered in a minneapolis mosque on monday night with hopes of changing the negative view of their religion following recent terrorist attacks. jack highberger has more... in a small room tucked in the
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back of a minneapolis mosque big questions with a common theme afyare says: "tonight we want to say no to hate, no to islamophobia.." ..islamophobia is a word born out of terror attacks by extremists in paris and the recent shootings in san bernardino have again put many muslim americans in the difficult spot of explaining their faith.. "despite some of the hate full rhetoric we have seen..and we have seen a little bit too much of it i think this community has responded to that hatred with love and brotherhood and sister hood.." muslim, christian and jewish leaders all stood together asking that hate be replaced with discussion.. but now more than ever public discourse is turning ugly.. according to a recent new york times article in the hours after the san bernardino shooting.. the top google search involving the word muslim was quote "kill muslims" luger says: "i was sitting at my desk, about six weeks ago, with this frustration boiling over, because i know what we share and what we
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u-s attorney andy luger is among those hoping that outreach will help build understanding.. starting in 2016, a new wave of programs designed to counter radical recruitment will launch in minneapolis a new beginning that can only happen with a mutual trust.. afyare says: ""it's a start it's the right step and we welcome that.." jurors weighing the fate of the first baltimore police officer to face trial in the death of freddie gray will begin a third day of deliberations tomorrow. nine hours into deliberations judge they were deadlocked. the judge instructed them to keep deliberating. officer william porter could face 25 years in prison if convicted misconduct and reckless endangerment. he is the first of six officers to face trial in the april death of gray, an african-american who died one week after being severely injured
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while in police custody. two chicago police officials with ties to the controversial laquan mcdonald case - have been promoted. mcdonald is the 17-year-old black teen shot 16 times and died on a city street. officer jason van dyke was charged with murder last month. suzanne le mignot has more. dave mcnaughton was named the new deputy chief of the bureau of support services. mcnaughton is listed in the laquan mcdonald police report as being at the scene during the recovery of officer jason van dyke's weapon and empty magazine. "the reports that you have, clearly show that deputy chief mcnaughton was either on the scene at some point, and perhaps, on the scene at area control and involved in this."mcnaughton also signed this tactical response report where he checked a box that states: "i have concluded that the member's actions were in compliance with department procedures and directives."
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mcnaughton on october 21, 2014, the day after the shooting. "we have to hope that he had not seen the video by the time that he signed off on van dyke's report and said, affirmatively, and checked the box, affirmatively, that said that his actions complied with department rules and regulations."ron safer is a former federal prosecutor and collaborated on a report that looked into the c-p-d disciplinary system. "would it surprise you if he never, ever saw the tape?" "it would surprise me if he never saw the tape. as the deputy chief who is directly involved in this."eugene roy was just named as chief of detectives. at the time of the mcdonald shooting, as the commander of area central, bureau of detectives, roy's department was in charge of the investigation. "you have to get the right people in. are these the right people? we don't
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today, chicago city aldermen held hearings on the laquan mc-donald shooting . winter weather forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in denver. denver international airport is reporting approximately 300 flights were canceled tuesday... due to blowing snow. seven inches of snow collected by tuesday morning... and the snow was expected to continue into the afternoon. the f-a-a reports travelers lucky enough to not get flights canceled still experienced a delay up to three hours long. colder temperatures are back. we are going to see a chance for light flurries late tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs
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bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves,
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and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. highway 169 north of adel was closed down at 9 o'clock
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over the road. colder temperatures are back. we are going to see a chance for light flurries late tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs will be back in the 40s. ad lib weather toss back and lynn spin and transition to
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iowa state is off to one of its best starts to a basketball season in school history. 9 and 0, ranked 5th in the country. today, some bad news. senior guard naz mitrou-long will miss the rest of the year as he continues to recover from hip surgery. naz underwent arthroscopic surgery on both of his hips in the off- season. he played in the first 8 games for iowa state averaging 12 points, 3 rebounds a game. mitrou-long will seek a medical redshirt in hopes of returning to play for a 5th season next year. naz released this statement earlier today, quote. this was an extremely difficult decision for me. as a player, there is nothing you want more than to help your team be successful. i pushed myself incredibly hard to be ready for the season opener... i need to take time off to allow myself to rehab to get back to where i can perform at my peak level on the court." head coach steve prohm also released a statement on naz. "we support his decision as he
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works to get back to where he was physically prior to the injury. naz is a terrific person and an important part of our team on and off the court. i'm confident his teammates will come together and respond to this in a positive manner." cyclone fanatic publisher chris williams on the loss on naz. with the loss of mitrou-long that opens the door for others to step up and receive more playing time. marquette transfer deonte burton is finally eligible, and can play saturday against uni. burton could provide a big lift
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big 4 classic saturday at wells fargo arena. game 1. iowa-drake, tipoff set for 3:30. the nightcap, 5th ranked iowa state and uni, tip set for 6:00 matt campbell has a tough task ahead of him, trying to turn iowa state football in to a consistent winner. the 36 year old has hit the ground running in his first 2 weeks on the job. today campbell sat down with our own keith murphy, and murph hit him
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campbell didn't have to search long for his offensive coordinator. tom manning, already the cyclone offensive line coach, will also run the offense. manning is just 32 years old, and spent the past 4 years at toledo. the brightest minds in college football.' another day another all- king. the sporting news is the latest publication to name king 1st america. this is the 7th outlet that has named king a 1st team all-american. he's the first
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receive 1st team all-america honors since merton hanks, 25 years ago. bowl new years day.
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tonight...but little accumulation is expected. more sunshine is in the forecast through the end of the work-week. but the sun will do little to warm us to normal highs. the weekend will be dry and warmer. much warmer temperatures return again next week. highs
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