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also being called into questions... pro or con? a new plant is being built in iowa.. but it doesn't mean new jobs-- in fact, it means the opposite. new map... houses that were never in a flood plain... could now find themselves within those boundaries... why it could cost homeowners thousands of dollars. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 administration lawyer was overpaid and under-qualified. tonight we know how much he pocketed. good evening. i'm lynn melling. thank you for joining us tonight. former department of administrative services lawyer scandal in which former state employees were paid hush money. tonight he is again under the microscope... following an audit that shows records were
story..... it's a case where the state government's rule makers...were the rule breakers. because of a whistle blower's tip, the state auditor's office looked into the department of administrative services..that's the state agency that manages government operations. what the audit found is that a former top attorney in the branstad administration was not qualified for the position that he was in...and was paid 22-thousand dollars more than he should have been. attorney ryan lamb left his job last year after a scandal involving secret settlements paid to former state employees...essentially, hush money was given to employees with grievances. the auditor's report shows lamb was paid for the nearly four months was serving in the army reserves as a lawyer...even though he should have only been paid for 30-days . "there was no notice of a military leave in the person's employee file. that led to us questioning the rest of the time sheets for this particular individual."and lamb's time sheets, according to
the state auditor, were fudged. "in this case at the time of employment the employee had only signed off on one time sheet. the rest of the time sheets were signed off by an individual that had duel control."the state requires the employee and supervisor to sign off on the time sheets. finally, the audit found lamb had no resume on file. "that's what caused us to look a we discovered that the experience requirements for this particular position, attorney three, you need to have five years of experience and since he had only been licensed for a little over three years there was no way you could have that five years of experience." "they're no longer employed by the state of iowa. what they had done is inappropriate and we just have full confidence that moving forward we aren't going to have the issues that we had with the department of administrative services." "this is definitely a unique situation but since it came to our attention we did have to report on it. unique in that they make the rules and
rules? right. quite right, yeah." the attorney general's office tells us they just received a copy of the report, so it's too soon to say what action, if any, will be taken. we did reach out to lamb...he did not respond to our request for a comment... the state of iowa will award nearly five million dollars to kraft - heinz .. for a new davenport plant. but it's worrisome to the workers at the current plant. the incentives include a million dollar tax refund .. and a three million dollar forgivable loan paid after the current factory is demolished. about 14-hundred people work there right now... but the new facility... will only employ about 500 people. we were able to get a state of the art facility .. non if us really know what that means at the end of the day for jobs, what we do is they're going to have a presence in the future here. debi durham says kraft heinz was looking at another state in which to build the plant. with a fraction of a jobs available at
the new facility, workers at the current plant face an uncertain future. it could take more than a year before the plant closes... but some workers are getting ready now... that includes looking for other jobs... and getting a resume together. "everybody wonders what's really going on. some are scared." i will assume we probably need to put in an application somewhere else." job counselors will likely be at the plant in coming months, but the experts advise starting now with the job search. we now know a little more about what made more than 50 des moines teachers sick last month. the district purchased cooked windsor heights. staff members from roosevelt high school picked up the food from the store an hour before they served it. a district spokesperson says... heating tray. hy-vee says... an internal review prepared and stored properly while at the store. the department of health says the bacteria is temperature
sensitive and thrives on unrefrigerated food. however it says tests cannot determine when or where the meat became infected. 120619 - we cant speculate on that because there are so many periods of time where this could have happened. so we can't pinpoint an exact time where this bacteria started to make people sick - nola ainger hy-vee says it's meeting with employees to ensure proper handling practices. the city of johnston says it's already seeing success after it became a "home base iowa community" six months ago. the initiative is part of the "home base iowa" act, signed by governor branstad last year. it's designed to attract veterans to the state... to be an h-b-i community, ten percent of businesses in the certain number of veterans by 20-18... and john deere financial have signed onto the pledge in johnston. city leaders say ten veterans have been hired in johnston in the last six months... the city also offers an incentive
package to veterans that's worth around six thousand dollars. mayor paula dierenfeld says johnston will have to stay competitive as more cities get on board the initiative. "as a result of some other communities becoming home base iowa communities, we're looking to see what iowa communities, and seeing if there aren't some additional things that we can offer." :01-:12 west des moines and grimes have also both become home base iowa communities. the city of ames is sprucing up 13th street. this week crews are working to improve a bike path on the road. next monday a public meeting will be held to talk about adding sidewalks on the north side of 13th... especially near the furman aquatic complex. another major ames road closed this week. the city is removing the 6th street bridge over squaw creek. the old bridge will be replaced with a wider bridge. all traffic is being detoured to lincolnway in the meantime. and this sculpture has been named best of show in the annual public art exhibition in downtown ames. the piece is called "spring
it was created by massachusetts sculptor dale rogers. its one of six sculptures that will be on display in ames through may. artists interested in putting a piece on display next year can apply through december 15th for a spot. already thinking spring.. and the snow hasn't even started falling yet.. meteorologist brett mcintyre has weather details.. brett.. a storm front brought
there's still much more to come tonight.... coming up next... fema is revisiting flood zones in polk county.. why it could cost homeowners thousands.. and why some upset people couldn't even take their complaint to the agency itself. and later.. at 9-30.. finally found.. a father and son turn up... after years of living on the
that didn't happen. one tax cut wasn't enough- he had to do more. it wasn't enough to have 15,000 kids with school choice in florida, he wanted to have 100,000 kids. if he didn't like a project, it was going to be vetoed. it didn't matter if you were a republican. it didn't matter if you were his best friend. he said: 'this is where we're going, this is how we're going to reform state government...' every politician comes in talking about making change, and generally there's not much change. but governor bush made a lot of changes. he got the nickname veto corleone. if he saw something in the budget that he thought violated his conservative principles, you could guarantee it was gonna get whacked. he vetoed a bunch of my stuff and i was the senate president. the message to washington, d.c., is 'get ready...' because there will be change.
iowans off guard... for the past five years, fema has been re-drawing flood maps for polk county. it means countless homeowners that never had flood insurance before, may be required to about it. justin surrency has more.. "this is directly affecting home values throughout the state of iowa"clive homeowners are demanding answers after fema unveiled new preliminary flood maps that could begin as soon as 2016 predicting a 500 year flood event "if your home wasn't in a flood pain or never flooded before, it doesn't necessarily matter"the new fema maps drawn across the county will now force an additional 200 clives homes include bill raine's to pay for flood insurance which can average around 2,000 dollars a year... "that could be a lot of money, the average amount your home
value could be 20%"many residents were also enfuriated by fema's subtle notification approach... "its pretty tough to be a resident and find out in the mail suddenly that your home is in a flood zone"making matters worse fema representatives were a no show at the community meeting wednesday night... "the federal government doesn't even require a meeting like last night so you may not hear about it through other cities but this is happening throughout iowa"because of it, the city shouldered the load of frustration... "the city is not involved in the process, it's fema and federal government and congress that mandates it."with nowhere to turn and questions left unanswered the people of clive are calling for help from legislation... "joni erns, chuck grassley, or david young, none of our representatives
were there. nobody is saying anything about this...instead of rolling up their sleeves to assist like fema is known for, raine says it seems as though fema has more than turn their back on iowans... fema is that bully, fema is county silently." program called the community rating system. communities can apply for a discount on flood insurance for homeowners. the 90 day appeal time frame has not been set by fema... but homeowners will be offered the opportunity to contest the new maps.
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carson continue to battle it out for first plac. sara murray has the details. in a crowded and chaotic gop field, the top tier is finally coming ino focus a post-debate fox news poll put donald trump ahead of the pack- by a hair -- leading doctor ben carson 26% to 23% nationwide. esenalanda "dot y a great deal of attention to polls to be honest. i'd rather be near the top than the bottom though" senator mao ub a t cz e r third, each at 11%. while the rest of the field...stalls in the low sine digits prsintl candidate "our country is in deep trouble because, let's face it, politicians are all talk,o ti."okgo ulto werea tmp reeehsit round of radio ads in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina... presidential candidate "if the people of iowa vote for me, you'll never be disappointed. i don't disapponpp.i ode.hed-
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presidential candidate "i just -- i find it ironic that the only person running for the presidency that's declared bankruptcy four tis t lt yrss attacking anyone on finances." fox news announcing the lineup for the next set of republican psintial debates.... and some candidates have been bumped. candidates will be arranged according to their standing in the polls... doaltrp llppr nter stage, flanked by ben carson and marco rubio. but chris christie and mike huckabee won't be with them. they don't have the poll-numbers nessy quali f t main stage. they will join louisiana governor bobby jindal and rick santorum in the early round. lindsey graham and george pataki don't even have theumbers to ke t paicipate atll. the debate is scheduled for next tuesday. we're following breaking news on des moines' rth side.. this is a live look at at the scene... at 31- 07 cambridge. officers were called there on the report of a shooting just before nine this evening... officer say one person was shot in the home... paramedics took the victim to the hospital. police are yet to
in nine days, the iowa hawkeyes wrestle outdoors. usually if i want to see outdoor wrestling, i have to walk into my front yard and say, "hey kids. knock it off!". unless it's too cold, too much snow, or too much rain, there should be 25 thousand fans at kinnick stadium. for hawkeye coach tom brands, it's a first chance to see what this year's team offers. what a day coming up a week from saturday at kinnick stadium. the hawkeyes host national power oklahoma state in wrestling, and then that night, the should be still undefeated hawkeye football team hosts its first night game since knocking off pitt on the final play in september.
fred hoiberg's gone, but interest in cyclone basketball is not. the cyclones set a new record for season tickets. isu athletics director jamies pollard tweeted this morning the new record for men's bsketball: 12 thousand 173. isu turned people away. the previous record was set last year: 11, 880. the cyclones start the season in the top ten, ranked #7 by the associated press and coaches. iowa state hosting midwestern state, and not surprisingly, it's all cyclones. kidd blaskowski finds meredith burkhall, and the freshman from des moines roosevelt shows she's ready to play.y.burkhall 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting, another two here. she also had 7 boards. iowa state wins by 43, 79-36. mike warren grew up in lawton, oklahoma. he can't wait to take on the sooners saturday. warren needs just 46 yards, and he'll be the first iowa state running back to
reach one thousand in a season in six years. warren is just a freshman too. right now he's the big 12's second leading rusher, just 20 yards behind baylor's shock linwood. warren comes across as so humble, he sounds like he can't quite believe how good he is. ty darlington oklahoma senior center warren and the cyclones play at oklahoma saturday night. oklahoma is a 25 point favorite. the iowa wild know how to draw a record crowd: give area students a chance to take a hockey field trip. more than ten thousand school kids made the bulk of a record crowd, 11500. the event is called wild about education. it's part of
to save money on electricity and create millions of new jobs. it all starts with 50% clean energy by 2030. so, what are we waiting for? before we go... a florida burglar miscalculated and ended up crashing through a restaurant ceiling. as claire metz shows us, the whole thing was caught on surveillance video. boy, did he miscalculate where the office was located.
watch this surveillance as ceiling tiles and debris come crashing down in the middle of the restaurant. but that wasn't the real show. moments later, the suspect himself came through the ceiling, toppling on to diners. then, this man, identified as 30- year-old justin grimes, dine and dash, so to speak. that's the suspect back on surveillance, trying to run for it. patrons held him for police. a staffer in the front of the large restaurant called 911, though she didn't have a clear view of what was going on. minutes before the suspect dropped, customers and employees heard noise coming from the ceiling. you can see them all looking up. "as the manager was on the phone with 911 dispatch, the guy falls through the ceiling on a patron. unbelievable." investigators say grimes cut a hole in the bathroom ceiling and was trying to crawl to the office where the safe's located. it's the next room over from the restrooms, but instead he wound up in the ceiling over the dining area ... and stumbled into sushi. they got him and got right back
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