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abuse allegations... a roosevelt high school girls basketball coach was arrested this afternoon... the charges he's facing... and the school district's response. babysitter sentenced... parents confront the woman who abused their children. the shocking video that led to the in- home daycare provider's arrest... and the length of time she will spend in prison. controversial stance... presidential candidate donald trump says it's needed to keep americans safe. which one of trump's g-o-p rivals isn't disagreeing with his call to ban muslims from the u-s... from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17
parents and students in the des moines school district. the roosevelt high school girls basketball coach is facing criminal charges and placed on administrative leave. good evening. i'm lynn melling. thank you for joining us tonight. gerald 'tig' johnson has been charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. he was booked into the polk county jail this afternoon. mike dasilva joins us with more on the story.. mike.. the school district says it learned about this yesterday, and the district learned this morning that there was a warrant out for johnson...who is both a coach and a teacher. 18:19:16--34 'at this point in time we dont have a lot of details. the complaint was made with the des moines police department and so the report is with them. weve not seen that yet and so we dont have information on the timing or the exact accusations that are being made right now.' the game must go on...and tonight the roosevelt girls varsity basketball team had a game at hoover high school, as the riders and the
off, even in the midst of all of the controversy surrounding their coach. i asked phil roeder, the director of communications for the school district about what impact the news might have on the team, school, and community. 18:19:51--18:20:12 'our high schools, all of them in des moines are pretty tight communities, and theyre going to support each other. the assistant coaches of course have stepped up to take over for the game tonight and of course at this point these are accusations being made, what comes next of course remains to be seen.' in the meantime, the district says a teacher is assigned to assume johnsons classroom duties and assistant coaches will be leading the basketball team, as they did tonight. i'm told the police report will be available tomorrow. a newton husband and wife are facing drug charges after a bomb scare at their home yesterday. police were executing a search warrant at the home of david and jennifer kelso when they found a
police evacuated surrounding homes while the device was inspected. the kelsos were arrested on drug charges following the incident. police say more charges could still be filed. a pleasant hill woman is headed to prison for abusing children at her in- home day care. christina williamson received a five year sentence for two counts of child endangerment. parents who spoke at her sentencing described williamson as "a monster". 39:23 i missed work, i missed sleep, i missed my family because all i could see was you throwing my child in my head. we have a lot to be thankful for. my daughter is healthy and she is safe and she will not remember this time of her life and it will not haunt her like it haunts us 39 williamson was trusted to care for several children... including desiree leblanc's daughter. she worked as a child abuse investigator for d-h-s and says while protecting other people's kids... hers fell through the cracks. leblanc has since quit her job.
williamson addressed them and the court. the 29-year-old repeatedly said she was sorry and that she's receiving treatment for mental health issues. 00:47:11 i loved your children like i loved my own. i haven't... i'm so deeply sorry 00:47:22 both parents who spoke in court today say their children are physically healthy.. that was a big concern after seeing some of the disturbing hidden video footage of williamson treating a baby like a rag doll. the parents also expressed tremendous guilt over trusting her to care for their children. the man who went on a random shooting rampage last year will be sentenced tomorrow. pete polson is guilty of one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with intent to inflict serious injury. polson went on a shooting spree in pleasant hill in november of 20-14. two people were seriously injured ... a third person avoiding being hit by polson's bullets. at his trial polson's attorneys argued that he couldn't be held accountable for his actions
on meth at the time. polson faces up to 25 years for the attempted murder charge alone. fall out today.. following remarks by republican presidential front-runner donald trump yesterday. he wants to block all muslims from entering the united states. :29 presidential candidate they want our buildings to come down. they want our cities to be crushed. i am saying that until we figure this out, we should have a ban. :36 his message comes in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in san bernardino, california that left 14 people dead. trump says the ban would apply to muslims looking to immigrate to the u.s and those who want to visit as tourists. today... politicians on both sides of the aisle condemned the idea. house speaker what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. what donald trump said yesterday, disqualifies him from serving as president. most of trump's fellow presidential contenders-- both democrats and republicans-- also condemned the idea.. but republican rick
of them. today, santorum said trump is going too far... but is right to point out the problem. santorum agrees with trump...that the u-s currently has no real way to stop terrorists from getting into this country. he thinks the mass murders in california prove that. santorum thinks trump's going too far by calling for a ban on all muslims from other countries... our dave price caught up with santorum today... santorum...4430 i'm not sharply criticizing trump. dave, do you want nobody from certain countries to come in santorum...i think there are countries where we should not be bringing in people. dave, nobody from there? santorum...obviously, we should be be bringing in muslims from those countries. yes. i'm not worried about radicalized christians from yemen. but i am worried about
santorum says he would specifically ban muslims from yemen, syria and libya. he pointed to those three countries because he says there is enough evidence of radical terrorists who are already present there. and the u-s screening process isn't strong enough to keep them from coming into this country. the city of des moines' community development director says... an action taken by the city council last night on the tax abatement plan will help several projects move forward. phil delafield says the revised "urban renewal tax abatement plan" that the council passed in late october became problematic for a few developers and their projects. the prior plan required that construction begin by december 31st. that proved to be a challenge for the projects. the amendment approved last night extends the eligibility of the prior plan from december 31st to june 1st. delafield says the contractors and developers have made significant investments in the projects, and this is a way to make sure that it's fair for them to move forward.
substantial effort to develop plans to get a rezoning in place, to prepare your site plan. so, they have hired architects, theyve hired engineers. theyve invested in their planning phases to have the project move forward. it takes time, it takes effort, and then to have the program eliminated when they were relying on it for its financing was the impotence for the council action.' not everyone thinks the measure is a good idea. councilman chris coleman says he feels strongly that the citizens got a raw deal last night. coleman calls the vote a low point in his more than 17 years on the council, all designed to help uber rich corporations. it is a sign the craft beer industry is alive in iowa. a bar will open soon featuring only iowa beers. the iowa tap room is set to open in the east village in late february or early march. 120 beers made in iowa will be on tap... it will also have a food menu, featuring ingredients that are sourced from iowa. the group, full court press is opening the iowa tap room. it
establishments, including el bait shop and fong's pizza. the east village shop raygun is seeing a bump in business, after the iowa hawkeyes learned they were heading to the rose bowl. hawk gear is already printed and hanging up in the t-shirt storefront. the store's owner says it's been an unbelievable year for hawkeye gear... and it's about to get busier. they are now brainstorming more ideas for the super bowl. "in terms of the rose bowl stuff we started to come up with stuff yesterday... stanford and iowa connection." there's still much more to come tonight.... coming up next.. coffee with a cop.. how police in marshalltown are working to strengthen their relationship with the community... one cup of coffee at a time.. and later.. at 9:30.. shooting investigation.. authorities are following the money to learn more about why a couple went on a shooting
police and ce thing to happen in their town... so they're doing something about it. 'back in the 50s they were like friends, theyd stop and help guys out change a tire or most anything, and now they dont know whether they can approach somebody or not. the marshalltown hy-vee was packed with people having coffee with a cop, this morning. several officers were on
hand to chat with people. the crowd was mostly senior citizens ... people who police say are around in the daytime, and see whats going on. 'its a relationship building with the community its kind of breaking down the barriers. most of the people when they deal with us its in a stressful situation. thats not really the time to create bonds with community members. this allows the opportunity it takes the barrier of the squad car away. officers are already planning
while marshalltown police greeted senior citizens ... altoona and pleasant hill officers are spending their evening with a younger crowd. "it's imperative that we take the time out of our schedule and say 'hi.' do things with them, even if it's just dropping in their school. they want to say 'what's all the stuff you're wearing.' they are very curious. so it's always
fun to do the event with them. we get that really good one-on-one time and be a kid with them." the two departments are hosting "shop with a cop" events. they've been raising thousands of dollars over the last year to fund the shopping spree for kids. tonight... more than one hundred kids each got a 50-dollar gift certificate to help fulfill theirs and others' christmas lists. ed ad lib weather tease on set the clouds will clear out
mostly sunny. it will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see light rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow
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.
the clouds will clear out tonight and tomorrow will be mostly sunny. it will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see light rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no
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e s and p 500 fell 13 points. and the nasdaq ended the session 3 points lower. struggling financial services giant morgan stanley is shedding jobs. a person familiar with the matter says the company has cut 12-hundred jobs worldwide in recent days. that includes eliminating about a quarter of morgan stanley's fixed income and commodities businesses. morgan stanley also cut hundreds of human resources and i-t jobs. the company is among several wall street firms struggling with dwindling client activity and trading revenue. morgan stanley's c-e-o recently admitted that the company's short- term outlook is -quote- 'not great". the cost of child care is on the rise and it's taking a toll on many families. a new report says families nationwide are struggling to pay for quality care for their children. it could cost as much as college tuition. "..eleven million children are in childcare under the age of 5 and for
vast majority of children, their parents work. for those working parents the cost and expense of child care takes a significant part of their family's budget. in fact in much of the country the cost of child care exceeds the cost of college tuition of a four-year public college or university so this is a terrific expense, a huge expense for working families." for more information on childcare issues, log on to child- care-aware-dot-org. girl scouts have sold two and a half million boxes of cookies online this year. that's landed the organization 10- million dollars in sales. this is the second year scouts have sold cookies on the web. but the news is bittersweet. overall, sales were down a million boxes from the year before. and those iconic door-to-door and sidewalk sales are disappearing. the cookie program was originally designed to teach girl scouts about business and how to be
weren't part of the plan. but organizers have updated their digital cookie app to add a calculator for girl scouts to keep track of sales and organize orders. and now, instead of setting up cookie stands, some scout troops are setting up their own cookie selling websites. the organization says by 2017, all girl scout councils will use the digital platform. there's still much more to come in the next half-hour... just ahead -- gun control.. the tug of war continues in washington.. following the mass shooting in california.. the
underway to restrict the ability of some potential immigrants to enter the united states... from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 while many are appalled at donald trump's proposed muslim ban-- there are efforts underway to restrict the ability of some potential immigrants -- to enter this country. mike emanuel tells us about those -- from capitol hill tonight. a huge bipartisan vote in the house to tighten up the visa waiver program following the attacks in paris and san bernardino. the vote was 407 to 19. the measure would impose travel restrictions - stopping citizens from 38 countries - if they've been to syria, iraq, iran or sudan since 2011. ryan says: "this will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country. so we are coming together to tackle this threat and we are ready to do more." the concept is preventing those
countries, who may have been radicalized. mccarthy says: "you have more than 5,000 individuals that have western passports in this program that have gone to iraq or syria in the last five years. those are gaps that we need to fix." this is one aspect from president obama's primetime address to the nation where republicans agree with him. obama says: "we should put in place stronger screening for those who come to america without a visa so that we can take a hard look at whether they've traveled to war zones." many democrats strongly opposed the house vote last month increasing the standards on syrian and iraqi refugees, but felt more comfortable today. becerra says: "we have to make sure we're doing everything we can, but, when you're waiving the entire process altogether, that's the problem and that's where we should be going." meanwhile, in the senate, there is a bipartisan push by california democrat dianne feinstein and arizona republican jeff flake to get tougher - mandating that first-time visitors trying to travel to the u-s under
go through biometric fingerprint and photograph screening at u-s diplomatic facilities in their home countries. there are concerns hat senate plan might overwhelm the system if embassies aren't equipped to do all of that screening. with white house support, it sounds like the house bill is most likely to become law. on capitol hill, mike emanuel, fox news. calls for action on immigration grew stronger after the mass shootings in paris and in california.. tonight.. authorities are following the money on that attack in san bernardino... to learn more about why a married couple went on the rampage that left 14 people dead. adam housley has the story. the money trail of last week's massacre may have ended here.. a union bank in san bernardino... with what's being described as "unusual banking activity". fox's catherine herridge learned that on or about november 18th... a 28-thousand five hundred dollar deposit went from web bank dotcom to syed farook's union bank account... the money... possibly a loan.
farook withdrew 10-thousand dollars in cash. investigators are checking if that money went to farook's friend... enrique marquez ... who purchased the two assault rifles used in the killings. also of interest, farook's mother rafia... and what she knew. in the days leading up to the attack... there were several transfers- totaling 15-thousand dollars to an account - believed to be hers. galetta says: "they were sitting ducks. this man and his wife planned this." meanwhile, strong reaction from an employee at the riverside magnum gun range... where syed farook took target practice.. just days before the terror attack. workers say farook appeared normal.. and while they can check a customer's guns and ammunition... they can't check their intent. galetta says: "this is a free country and unfortunately people with free access to this country can also cause it harm" fox news has also learned that authorities believe that tashfeen malik was radicalized before she came to the u-s... and may have been an operative, of sorts... there also looking into whether her family was radicalized overseas... they tell us the number one way for
family. in redlands, california, adam housley, fox news. president obama wants congress to give him formal authorization -- to take military action against isis. but he is getting pushback -- from both democrats and republicans. earnest says: "it's ironic for them to be complaining when it's hard to point to a single step right now that congress has taken in the fight against isil. the president ordered military action against them -- against isil more than a year ago. the president's latest plea comes 10 months after the white house submitted a draft version to congress. but the fight continues to evolve... with the recently announced deployment of dozens of u.s special forces in syria. republican senators lindsey graham and john mccain have offered their own legislation, but democrats complain its too broad. similar inaction by congress on gun safety legislation has also frustrated the president... who in the wake of the devastating gun violence in california... is now threatening to use executive action to change who has access to guns in this
focus... scalise says: "rather than trying to take away the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, president obama needs to lay out a clear strategy that confronts this direct threat." meanwhile.. gun control was the focus of a forum on capitol hill today. the house gun violence prevention task force convened to discuss the causes, costs and best ways to reduce gun violence in the u-s. on sunday, president obama asked congress to make it harder for people on the government's "no- fly" list to buy guns. he also said it should be harder for all americans to buy assault weapons. russian officials have given france a new police dog as a show of solidarity following the terror attacks that left 130 people dead in paris. a two-month-old german shepherd named dobrynya will replace diesel, the french police dog killed during a special forces raid on november 18th in paris. two terrorists died when french forces raided an apartment building there. dobrynya is named after a folklore hero and russian officials say
both nations fight against terrorism. the puppy will remain in russia until a quarantine process is finished. next month he will travel to france for a welcoming ceremony. congress is working on a short-term spending deal to keep the federal government open. funding for many federal agencies runs out december 11th... house speaker paul ryan says lawmakers are not going to rush a long-term spending deal just to make that deadline. house speaker: "these negotiations are ongoing, we know that we're going to get it done right instead of getting it done fast. we are not going to wave three-day rule. we're going to make sure that members of congress, and therefore the public, have the time to read what's agreed to, but we're not going to let the arbitrary december 11th deadline stop us from getting this right. we're gonna get the best agreement we can get." democrats have said they will not support a spending bill that blocks funding for planned parenthood. prosecutors have rested their case against one of the six baltimore police officers accused in the death of
tuesday, the defense motioned for the judge to dismiss the case against officer william porter.... but the judge denied the motion. porter has pleaded not guilty to several charges including involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. he is accused of failing to call medics to help an injured gray... who died in april from a neck injury he suffered while in police custody. before resting its case, the state called several witnesses to the stand including a former police officer who said he believed the officers should have taken gray to the hospital. the defense is expected to pick up the case tomorrow. the european union's climate chief announces an international deal on climate change. an agreement was reached between the e-u and 79 african, caribbean and pacific countries at the paris conference... to push for a legally binding climate deal. pundari says: "an ambitious target of 1.5 is very, very important for us. any increase to the 1.5 degrees will be catastrophic for us in the pacific region. the calamities
overwhelming and you will already be seeing a plight of climate refugees from our region." officials say europe is considering lowering its global temperature change target by two degrees -- to one and a half degrees celsius. today marks the 35th anniversary of john lennon's ddth. the beatles co-founder was shot dead on december 8th, 19-80 in front of his manhattan apartment building. his killer, mark david chapman, is still in prison. lennon, who together with paul mccartney fronted the most influential rock band in history, would be 75 years old today. his widow, yoko ono, thinks he would have embraced the many changes since his death, saying he'd quote, "be on a computer all day and night." the clouds will clear out tonight and tomorrow will be
will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see ght rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow accumulation is expected. this is the channel 13 news at
thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see light rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow accumulation is expected. ad lib weather toss back and
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so you can take whatever you're making from good to amazing. from one high school sport to another. seasons change and we dive right in to basketball where the ciml should be very deep once again. boys matchup tonight. southeast polk at urbandale. 2nd q. keegan vankooten with the nifty up and under. rams up 5. j-hawks dire back. trevor miller, straight on, bottoms up.
off the range. 3 from deep. back and forth we go. but urbandale rallies. kyle hart buries the 3. j-hawks win 78-71 while hawkeye fans are still on a rose bowl high, cyclone fans, moved on to basketball about a month ago. t-minus 2 days till the cyhawk showdown, and a chance for isu to make it 3 straight wins over iowa. cyclones beat buffalo last night 84-63 to stay perfect at 7-0. emotions always run high for this game, and so does the trash talk,
the hawkeyes aren't going to be a pushover. iowa played one of their best games of the season last night, beating western illinois 90-56. jarrod uthoff scored a career high 27 points. iowa is 7 and 2 and receiving votes in both polls hilton coliseum will be rocking thursday night. tipoff set for 6:30 in ames. another day, another honor for iowa football coach kirk ferentz. after leading the hawks to a 12 and 0 regular season and spot in the big 10 title game ferentz is named woody hayes coach of the year. ferentz always gives all the credit to his players, and they have equal
more accolades for desmond king king is named a 1st team all-american by usa today. in 13 games the junior finished with 67 tackles and 8 interceptions. iowa and stanford, big 10 pac 12. new years day. myself, keith murphy, andy fales, michael admire will all be there, coverage starts monday december 28th from pasadena. the drake bulldogs are off to a 4 and 4 start and could use a big win. they'll have a chance tomorrow night when depaul out of the big east