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after nearly three whole days of deliberation..the jury in the pete after nearly three whole days of deliberation..the jury in the pete polson trial reached a verdict. good evening, i'm dan winters...erin has the night off. polson faced three counts of attempted murder after for going on a shooting spree through pleasant hill last year. channel 13's stephanie moore has been following the trial. she joins us live with the jury's decision. polson was facing nine charges in all---and although he was found guilty on all nine it wasn't the highest charge the state prosecutor asked for on every count... 5451-"we the jury in the above and titled case find the defendant pete jason polson guilty of the crime of attempt to commit murder to mark mitchell." polson was also found guilty of two counts of assault to inflict serious injury for shooting at zach
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whitehill and matt stephenson... the state charged polson for attempted murder for those two shootings but the jury chose the lesser charge... stephenson avoided injury but whitehill was shot in the back and neck and has permanent nerve damage a result of the shooting. polson was also found guilty on two counts of willful injury as well as all the drug and weapons charges he faced... polson showed little emotion as the verdict was read and was immediately taken into custody without bond. i did have a chance to speak to a few of the victims and they were still trying to process the verdict and did not want to go on camera.... polson will be sentenced in december on all nine charges... with just the attempted murder, assault and willful injury charges polson faces up to 50 years in prison.... a man is dead after exchanging gun fire with police in cedar rapids. it all started around 10-30 last night when an officer pulled over car on suspicion of drug activity. but when the vehicle stopped 21-
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year-old jonathan gossman got out and ran. at one point during the chase police say gossman fired a gun at officers. officials shot back...fatally wounding grossman. no officers were injured. the d-c-i has been called in to help with the case. des moines police say a motorcyclist led them on a high speed chase this morning. officers report that they spotted 29-year-old jordan young was riding a stolen motorcycle around 2 o'clock. when authorities tried to pull young over he sped off. the chase ended at northeast 51st and hull when his bike stalled out. two officers were injured during the chase when their car went into the ditch. young is now charged with second degree theft, eluding and o-w-i. this isn't the first time young has tried to run from the law. last year, police say he rammed a bounty hunter's vehicle in west des moines. that prompted the bounty hunter to open fire. a short chase ended when young jumped into the raccoon river. young pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in that case.
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police in altoona are increasing surveillance after an incident involving a suspicious vehicle. officers were called to the 5th avenue southwest and 3rd street southwest. they say two students from altoona elementary school were approached by two men in the truck who offered them candy and a ride.. the suspects drove off after the students ignored them. they described the truck as an older, white s-10 or ford ranger. if you see anything suspicious you are asked to call police. the pleasant hill police department needs your help identified this man... police say he's a suspect in several recent vehicle burglaries. authorities also believe he's using stolen credit cards across the metro. surveillance video shows him in a red, 2002 chevy silverado truck with license plate bsf-277. if you have any information contact pleasant hill p-d. many people believed it was only
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president launched his third campaign for president. but afternoon joe biden announced that he will be staying out of the race "unfortunately i believe we're out of time, time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination." despite the decision, biden says he would not remain silent about current issues. biden sought the democratic nomination in 19-88 and 2008, but eventually dropped out. recent national polls showed biden in third behind hillary clinton and bernie sanders. during his speech he asked the candidates to build on what he and president obama have started. "this party, our nation will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the obama legacy. the american people have worked too hard, and we have have come too far for that. democrats
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should not only defend and protect this record, but they should run on the record. " there were people here in iowa that were hoping biden would enter the race for president... some went as far as to create a 90 second ad trying to get him to run. political director dave price joins us now to talk about what the vice president's announcement mean for those people? this draft biden movement ran ads across the country. supporters didn't want what some felt was a coronation for hillary clinton to the nomination. so they ran ads to build momentum for a biden run and publicly push the vice president. 1:22 you never quit on america and you deserve a president that will never quit on you 1:29 the ads got attention. and biden
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many iowa democrats. but there was a political reality to this. most top party operatives were already taken by other campaigns. many insiders doubted biden had a realistic path to victory. it's pretty late in the game to start a campaign. the vice president last ran in 2008...and didn't have a ready made organization put together that he could activate in a moment's notice. and the polls never showed a mandate for biden to run. despite biden's decision the
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despite biden's decision the hype surrounding this year's jefferson jackson dinner remains high... "it just doesn't get much better than this is what i tell people. this is so wonderful because we can highlight what we are doing and that is finding the best president to be the next president." thousands of democrats are expected to flock to hy-vee hall on saturday for the annual event. but candidates are scheduling their own events to get people excited for the dinner. bernie sanders' campaign march from the armory, over the women of achievement bridge and into downtown. martin o'malley will have his own concert at the plaza of veterans memorial auditorium. finally, pop icon katy perry will give a free concert for clinton supporters in the east parking lot along 5th avenue... while iowa democratic party leaders are thrilled to have
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generated such excitement, it does create a bit of a burden for those in charge of security... the katy perry appearance kind of threw us for a curve because that is not something we typically see at these political rallies so it was a new piece we had to figure out how to manage." "we will have a large group of people in a small geographical area so there will be a significant presence to make sure people are safe and traffic flows but yeah to plan where we will place people, it sometimes makes it challenging for us" des moines police say, due to limited parking, anyone planning on being downtown on saturday should be prepared to walk.. republican presidential candidate chris christie says iowans should expect to see ads from his superpac soon. but he said...he actually wants the end of all superpacs. christie...3450 you know there's going to be money in politics. the question is...am i bought? christie held a town hall event
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he told about 60 people he wants no limits on how much people can donate to political candidates. that would end the need for superpacs...which can accept unlimited donations. and he said voters will be able to tell whether someone's paid for a position a candidate takes. christie...3515 if all of a sudden you see that i got a million money check from someone in a particular industry and then two weeks later, i'm back here in iowa. and i was against what that industry.... then all of a sudden maybe we need to study that. well you can draw whatever conclusion you would like to draw from that. " christie said he would want a campaign to disclose on its website all donations within 24 hours. more than 30-thousand people die in traffic accidents a year... ...but the univeristy of iowa is trying to change that. the futuristic cars they are researching...how soon they will be on the road and who got a sneak
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at 7 and oh...the iowa hawkeye football team is off to their best start since 2009. in sports....why coaches say the offense has been a big part of the teams success. the iowa board of regents went
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tuition at the three public universities. now they could bump the cost of college for a second time. the increase was discussed during today's meeting in in iowa city. regent are proposing a 3- percent increase to under-grad tuition for the 2016-2017 school year. earlier this year the regents approved a 3-percent increase for students at u-n-i and iowa state. that jump goes into affect during the upcoming spring semester. the board won't make a final vote on this latest increase until the december. students at hoover high school got to check out a car from the future this afternoon. they got a look at this "driver- assisted" car. that means the car is able to keep you in your lane, break for you, detect traffic and park itself. the university of iowa brought the car from their research center where they are studying how to make vehicle safer. staff there say systems like this will eliminate crashes caused by common driving mistakes. 51:50 the reason for this automation is we are really bad
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drivers. 32,000 people a year die on our roads. we know that 95-percent of those crashes are protect those drivers. 52:03 experts say driver-assisted and driverless cars will on the road in 10 years. skies will stay mainly cloudy tonight with cool temperatures. a cool front has moved through and temperatures tonight will drop into the 40s by morning. thursday brings partly sunny conditions and cooler daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s across the state. a strong area of low pressure will move in from the southwest across central iowa on friday. this will bring us cloudy, cool and rainy conditions for our state. the rain will move out by saturday with some lingering clouds and highs in the low 60s early next week.
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iowa's kirk ferentz started the
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we need to disrupt the old order in washington, dc. we can do a lot better by applying conservative principles we should lower rates and simplify the code to allow people to freely decide how they want to spend their money. what we need is leadership to fix a few big things... so that this country takes off and soars where people can dream the biggest possible dreams... and pursue them with a vengeance. sfx: applause jeb. proven conservative. real results.
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iowa's kirk ferentz started the season, in the mind of many, on the hot seats. seven weeks in, ferentz emerges as a national coach of the year
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bryant award watch list. no complaints regarding ferentz right now, and no complaints about the even more maligned offensive coordinator, greg davis. davis' hawkeye offense averages 33 points a game. iowa is especially good on the ground, 5 yards per carry, and the hawks have back to back 200 yard games from two different guys. c-j beathard is banged up, but he's making plays too. it's all working for iowa right now. a much needed bye week gives iowa a chance to rest and heal. then check the schedule. if the hawks win all five games, or even four of five, iowa makes the big
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the royals can reach their second consecutive world series with a win today. the blue jays had other ideas. already up two zip in the sixth, bags juiced for troy tulowitzki, and tulowitzki sends everybody home. bases clearing double. game five to the blue jays, 7-1. series goes back to k-c with the royals leading 3 games to 2. the cubs are supposed to win the world series. at least according to back to the future 2. and this is the day that once seemed so far in the future. the cubs have to win tonight, or back to the future was wrong. game 4 tonight from wrigley field. cubs try to keep the
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down three games to none. a change coming to girls softball. all regional finals will now be played at the home field of the higher seed. this has been the case in class 4 and 5a, but regional finals in the smaller classer were played at neutral sites. that led to more doubleheaders than wanted. schools also had trouble finding workers for a game that didn't involve the host school. the iowa girls high school athletic union says the average travel the host school. the iowa girls high school athletic union says the average travel distance between competing schools averages 77 miles. the committee believes home games for all higher seeds will lead to more excitement and better attendance for the regional finals.
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the republicans finally admit it. >>"republican kevin mccarthy saying ...the committee investigating benghazi and clinton's emails was created to destroy her candidacy..." "everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee... what are her numbers today?" republicans have spent millions attacking hillary... ...because she's fighting for everything they oppose... ...from affordable health care. ...to equal pay... she'll never stop fighting for you. and the republicans know it.
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for the regional finals. officials say kids were inside when a fire started at a des moines home. where their mother found them...how she got them to safety...and
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