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the city's correctional facility. i wouldnt want them in my community, i mean, i got grandkids. i got children. thats my personal opinion. the newton correctional facility is the new home for a sex offender treatment program. that means some of its inmates will be transferred out... to make room for 200 sex offenders from mount pleasant. besides treatment... the department says the new facility will give them better protection... with its individual cells. city leaders say residents have nothing to worry about... ive checked with my colleagues in the mount pleasant area and have found out that there has been no issues or incidents from that particular population that put their community at risk. sex offenders will begin moving from mount pleasant's facility to newton's next week. the trial of a pleasant hill man who went on a shooting spree could soon go to the jury... 33 year old pete polson is charged with three counts of
attempted murder. police say he randomly shot at three people last november... hitting two... and missing one. polson admits he did it... but his attorney is using an intoxication defense... saying his drug use prevented him from knowing right from wrong. i'm an addict, i use what i can get my hands on mostly, i've done some heroin, coke. the prosecution rested its case yesterday... and the defense is expected to do the same today. a burglary suspect got crafty when trying to evade capture... pella police say two men were taking things from "midtown tire" wednesday night. when confronted... the pair ran back into the business. officers quickly caught jason beaman. but joel followill was not as easy to find... as he was hiding inside a stack of tires. both are facing a long list of charges... including burglary. iowa seniors are being forced to do more with less money...
social security benefits are not going up next year. at the same time... about 30 percent of medicare beneficiaries will see their premiums jump 53 percent. but those who were banking on an increase aren't out of luck... financial experts suggest they cut back on unnecessary expenses... and diversify their portfolio... but that doesn't mean with riskier investments... they have fixed index annuities where clients can invest in the s&p 500 with no risk. the principal is never going to lose value and they have riders that will pay five to six percent withdrawls off of that money for the rest of their life. this year... social security recipients got a one point seven percent increase. an ames company has received approval for a vaccine to treat the avian flu... the department of agriculture awarded a six million dollar contract to "harris vaccines." the
department wants the company to provide it with 48 million doses of the vaccine over the next two years. the virus recently spread across 15 states... killing 50 million chickens and turkeys. almost 34 million birds were lost in iowa alone. a group of iowans is hoping to put an end a proposed oil pipeline... we're here to say hell no to the bakken pipeline, that much is clear. the iowa utilities board is in the pocket of big oil and we want them to know that we're watching their process "iowa citizens for community involvement" collected one thousand signatures of people opposed to the bakken oil pipeline. the group delivered the petition to the "iowa utilities board" yesterday. "dakota access" wants to use eminent domain to build the pipeline through 18 iowa counties. the board will decide next month if the company can do that. this weekend thousands of iowans will run through the streets of des moines...
while the roads will be wide open for runners... it'll be slow going for drivers. the street closures begin tomorrow morning... with a 5-k race and kids run. here's a look at some of them. then the real traffic headaches begin the following day... we've highlighted the roads that are closed for the "i-m-t des moines marathon." drivers should allow themselves a little extra time to get around downtown. the circus is rolling into des moines... "ringling brothers and barnum and bailey" are bringing their "built to amaze act for a three day run. channel 13's josh nguyen is live from wells fargo arena... with
welcome back. now is the time we bring you up to speed on what you don't need to know about... but might want to. yeah... we're talking about what's buzzing online... and this is probably not the last you'll hear of it... facebook is now letting you erase bad memories from your page. the new option makes it possible to target memories from specific people or a certain time period... and delete them from the site's "on this day" feature. the company says it wanted to give people the choice to forget things they'd rather not think about. a 30 pound burrito and one hot margarita are the only things standing between you and owning part of a restaurant. for 150 dollars... customers of new york city's "don chingon" can take a stab at eating the toddler - sized burrito... and drinking a ghost pepper margarita. whoever completes the challenge will get 10 percent ownership of the
a select few lucky charms fans will have their marshmallow dreams come true... "general mills" is giving away ten boxes of the marshmallows... and only the marshmallows. all you need to do is post a picture with a lucky charms box on twitter or instagram... with the hash tag "lucky 10 sweepstakes." the contest runs through sunday. a new survey is showing us what trick or treaters are hoping for at your door. "influenster" used product ratings from its website to find the halloween candy of choice in each state. here in iowa... we apparently love twix bars. candy corn came out on top in five states... making it one of the most popular candies in the country. it's a great opportunity for me. i think it will benefit the community and
especially the children who live here santa claus is coming to more than just town... he's joining city council. he led all write - in candidates for the north pole city council during last week's election. santa claus is the man's legal name... he previously worked as a senior park ranger. a new york recycling mascot is taking the world by storm. the city of niagara falls unveiled "totes mcgoats" earlier this week. the sanitation department came up with the concept... and its being hailed by public relations professionals. of course... not everyone loves totes mcgoats... some say he's scary... even terrifying. if they get get scared, if he feels threatened at all... he'll shoot out a spray. screaming this animal expert caused quite a stink at a nebraska t-v
debate demands... donald trump and ben carson were front and center at the last debate... why they might not even show up to the next one... continuing mission... president obama delays troop withdrawal out of afghanistan... what iowa soldiers who fought in that war say about the shift in strategy... it's friday, october 16th.
first on thirteen... the president says there is more work to be done in afghanistan... and iowa troops say they'll be when called upon... we are the most combat ready we have ever been...we have more than 45% of our forces here in iowa that most since wwii by far president obama says nearly 10 thousand troops will stay in afghanistan longer than planned. his original plan was to bring nearly all of them home by the end of next year... but he says afghan security forces won't be ready to defend their own country. it's a move an altoona war veteran agrees with... basically it shows the taliban if they wait it out long enough once we leave they can come in and take back over and it depletes everything we ever did there. so it's important to maintain a strong presence since september 11th, 2001... the iowa national guard has
thousand troops. five thousand of them went to afghanistan. a white house hopeful is weighing in on the president's decision... carly fiorina spoke with voters in spencer yesterday afternoon. the former hewlett packard c-e-o said president obama's was doomed to fail from the start. however fiorina said she supports his recognition of the reality... the reality is the complete withdrawal of our troops from iraq destabilized that country and he now is recognizing that afghanistan is becoming potentially a haven for isis fiorina is scheduled to make stops in pleasant hill... grinnell... cedar rapids... waterloo... and monticello over the weekend. the two republican frontrunners are threatening to pull out of the next debate. meanwhile... there's also question of who will attend the next democratic debate. andrew spencer reports. at the last republican debate,
ben carson and donald trump were front and center. at the next one, they might not be. together, trump and carson sent a letter to c-n-b-c, saying they will not attend the debate on october 28 -- quote -- "if it is longer than 120 minutes including commercials and does not include opening and closing statements." trump took to twitter to ask why the republican party is being asked to do a longer debate than the democratic candidates. trump and carson command a tremendous amount of support among likely primary voters. ...60-percent of them in nevada, according to the latest c-n-n/o-r-c poll and 54- percent in south carolina. the previous republican debate -- at three hours -- left some candidates visibly exhausted... ...but a two-hour broadcast, including commercials, would limit the actual debate to less than 90 minutes -- leaving little time for each candidate if there are ten or more on stage. post-debate for hillary clinton, the democratic front-runner stopped in texas, picking up the endorsement of housing secretary julian castro -- a rising star in the democratic party. ...but the big question this weekend remains: will the next democratic debate include joe biden? a senior democratic official tells c-n-n -- that's based on indications from his inner circle -- biden will likely decide within the next three days whether to run for president. a top democrat who has spoken to biden this week tells c-n-n that his family is "totally on board" -- but it's not clear what his final decision will be.
the next democratic debate is november 14th at drake university. a special investigation revealed 27 hundred dollars of misspending by the former dunkerton police chief... the audit report showed tim schultz used the city's fuel card to buy gas for his personal vehicle. the purchases were reportedly made in 20-13 and 20-14... while schultz was off duty. schultz stepped down in august of last year... after this issue came to
a man is being honored for his role in lifting people out of poverty... the world food prize was awarded to sir "fazle abed" at the iowa state capitol last night.he is the founder of brac... formerly known as the "bangladesh rural advancement committee." his approach starts with empowering women in poor communities... the real heroes in our story are the poor themselves. in particular... women struggling with poverty who overcome enormous challenges each day of their lives. abed is credited for giving nearly 150 million people around the world a way out of poverty. this weekend hundreds of people will sleep under the stars at drake stadium... it's for "reggie's sleep out"... an event designed to raise awareness and money for homeless youth programs. it's named after a des moines boy... reggie kelsey... who officials say "fell through the cracks" after
leaving his foster home. he was found dead by the des moines river back in 2001. tomorrow people will build their own cardboard homes in his memory. it's one of the best times of the year for birdwatchers in iowa... well. ive always like to watch the birds...so i like to go out and watch the birds, if you get out there its quiet. you can hear the wind and the birds. tomorrow iowans can get a front row seat at the "union slough national wildlife refuge." that's just north of algona... near bancroft. officials say they're opening tour road... which runs right through the refuge. they say it will allow people to watch migratory waterfowl passing through. you'll find exotic animals and much more under the big top. iowans can see it all this weekend at wells fargo arena. that's where we find channel 13's josh nguyen... josh... it's been an exciting
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attempted murder. police say he randomly shot at three people last november... hitting two... and missing one. polson admits he did it... but his attorney is using an intoxication defense... saying his drug use prevented him from knowing right from wrong. i'm an addict, i use what i can get my hands on mostly, i've done some heroin, coke. the prosecution rested its case yesterday... and the defense is expected to do the same today. an ames company has received approval for a vaccine to treat the avian flu... the department of agriculture awarded a six million dollar contract to "harris vaccines." the department wants the company to provide it with 48 million doses of the vaccine over the next two years. the virus recently spread across 15 states... killing 50 million chickens and turkeys. almost 34 million birds were lost in iowa alone. today the centers for disease control will issue its first flu report of the