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it's harvest season in boone county something that ogden resident and boone county board of supervisor's chair chet hollingshead's family has been doing for nearly 100 years now... "so yeah there's legacy to take into this"it's a sentiment that many iowa farmers share as they continue their fight against the proposed bakken crude oil pipeline that would stretch from the northwest to the southeast corner of the state into illinois... the message is clear our citizens don't want the bakken pipeline and they feel their property rights are being infringed on"on wednesday hollingshead and the county's board of supervisor's voted 3 to zero to oppose the pipeline it's not just because our citizens said, you need to o this but we believe what they believe. that and we are united in saying we don't think their pipeline is good for boon county or good for iowa."hollingshead says many cited envioronmental risks that the pipeline presents as
it would carry 450,000 gallons of crude oil a day through iowa... "as a landowner, , you have to ask do i want the liability, the responsibility of knowing that there's crude oil going under high tillable land and knowing that if there's a leak, that farm might not be productive for 10 years if not longer."those in favor of the pipeline point to landowners being paid 27 million annualy in property taxes, another 60 million total in permanent right of way compensation and employment... but hollingshead believes boone county has spoken to protect their livelihood's on the farm... and that the iowa utilities board who has the ultimate say...should listen... "we don't have any regulatory power when it comes to this pipeline but we can send a message to the folks on the iowa utilities board that we are'nt in favor of this the iowa utilities board will hold nearly a dozen public meetings on the issue through december... there is no statute that says
when the i-u-b needs to make a ruling on whether dakota access has the right to use eminent domain... an iowa judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the bakken pipeline... three iowa landowners filed the suit in cherokee county. they argued that the iowa utilities board doesn't have the authority to grant eminent domain rights to an interstate crude oil pipeline company. the judge says the plaintiffs have to take up the issue with the iowa utilities board first... and get it to decide if dakota access is considered a utility or not. once that's determined... the case could move forward. a federal jury has acquitted a former ron paul campaign staffer...but convicted another. according to the des moines register... jurors acquitted former paul campaign chair jesse benton of a single count of lying to f-b-i agents. former deputy campaign manager dimitri kesari was found guilty of falsifying records. charges
staffer... john tate... were dropped earlier this month. the two were charged in connection with a scheme to pay former iowa state senator kent sorenson more than a hundred thousand dollars for his endorsement of paul. a new poll shows ron paul's son is now in the top five in iowa. rand paul is fifth...with six- percent of support. but the big news out of the quinnipiac university poll - the g-o-p pack has a new leader. dr. ben carson is in first place with 28-percent.. the poll shows his boost is due to new support from women. donald trump is in second with 20- percent. marco rubio is in third with 13- percent and ted cruz came in fourth with 10-percent. he is arguably one of the biggest fans of ben carson in central iowa and got a special message from the man himself... hey justin i'm here in new york city wishing you a very happy birthday and thanks for all your support." justin luettjohann of urbandale got this video message from the front runner yesterday as
a surprise birthday gift from his wife... justin said the two are long time supporters of dr. carson and even hosted a meet and greet with him at their home before he announced he was running for president. justin said his wife is always trying to think of creative birthday gifts for him, but this one takes the cake... 'when i got the video, i didnt expect anything like that and i seriously about fell out of my chair and couldnt stop smiling, and my wife always gets me gifts and normally im like thats a great gift and she is very disappointed in my reaction and this one she enjoyed my reaction a little bit better i think.' justin says he's hoping to host a fundraiser for carson in the future and looks forward to seeing him next time he's campaigning in iowa. on the democratic side... hillary clinton is taking time off the campaign trail to take care of business on capitol hill. clinton is answering questions before a house select committee on benghazi. four americans died in the attack on the u-s consulate on september 11... 2012. clinton's appearance comes amid
controversy about her private email server. clinton said most of her work wasn't done on emails...but one of the committee members provided a stack of emails, saying there are 795 from 2011 and 2012. one of the committee's main questions is why washington denied multiple requests for more security personnel at the post. 18-30 those requests and issues related to security were rightly handled by the security professionals in the department. i did not see them, i did not approve them, i did not deny them. the committee has spent nearly a year and a half and more than 4-million in taxpayer dollars investigating the matter. many democrats...and some republicans say the hearings are politically motivated. despite the controversies... hillary clinton is gaining ground in iowa. both she and bernie sanders are seeing a boost in the new des moines register-bloomberg poll. clinton picked up support from 48- percent of those polled... that's up 5- percent since august.
sanders sits at 41-percent... that's up 6-percent. martin o'malley is a distant third with just two-percent. this poll was conducted before vice president joe biden decided not to run. his backers' votes were re-allocated to their second choice responses. we're returning to more fall like temperatures... and we're going to see more rain. let's check in with chief meteorologist ed wilson for a first look at the forecast...ed? tonight will stay cloudy with lows in the 50s. friday will be rainy off and on throughout the morning until late evening. the rain will move out by saturday with some lingering clouds and highs in the low 60s to start the
ames school officials say a student brought a b-b gun to school today. a student at the middle school reported the gun...and officials say it wasn't fired. the student is being disciplined according to policy. the staff says this incident is a learning opportunity for students, staff and families. the principal sent a message to parents asking them to discuss it at home. roosevelt high schoolers got out of class early today because about half of the teaching staff called in with what's believed to be food poisoning.
the district says 58 teachers called in sick today... it comes after the staffers attended a lunch yesterday. the district tells us teachers brought in food from two different businesses.. since the food did not come from the school kitchens, the district says there is little risk that students will be affected... 14:04:44 - 14:04:56 phil roeder district spokesman "i know this isn't much comfort to the people not feeling well today but if there's anything reassuring it's at least not a school meal program so we don't have a situation where 1600 hundred students attended this thing" there is a "professional development day" tomorrow...so classes will not be in session. the district says that will also give affected staff an extra long weekend to recuperate. indianola baseball standout... casey blake received the robert ray pillars of character award today... he accepted it at the blake fieldhouse... which blake helped fund with a 1-million-dollar donation. the annual award is sponsored by the character counts organization.
a lifelong commitment to being a good role model and demonstrates exemplary character. blake told those attending the ceremony that he's humbled to be in the company of previous recipients like shawn johnson and dallas clark. a metro company is making sure des moines kids are ready for the winter weather. athene u-s-a donates coats and boots each year. but this time around, it's expanding the program from two schools....to four. they include cattell, mickinley, howe and studebaker elementary schools. the program will help more than 15- hundred children get properly fitted winter gear. 17:26:58-17:27:11 the whole experience is great, teachers, watching their eyes open up. interact with the parents. who are very thankful for these gifts for them. j-c penney and "the shoe carnival" also helped with this project. we have good news to share tonight!
it's a boy! he doesn't have a name yet because both erin and michael thought the baby would be a girl. so they are working on that right now. the bundle of joy arrived just after two o'clock today at five pounds, 7 ounces. mom and baby are both doing great. coming up...cancer is a disease that touches most of us in one way or another. hear how many iowans' are expect
treat and prevent the disease. among the things they're talking about this year is newly released american cancer society guidelines for breast cancer screenings. channel 13's jodi whitworth joins us with more... yeah sonya -- the old guidelines said 40 was the age women should begin mammogram screening but now the a-c-s has changed that number to 45. local oncologists say women shouldn't get caught up in the numbers ... 411808 - we need to constantly look at the evidence of what type of screening makes the most sense , that can give the greatest beneifit to the most people doctor richard demmings say the guidelines... are simply a suggestion. he advises women to talk with their care providers ... and based on their health history -- determine when the best time to begin screening and how often. according to the state health registry of iowa ... more than 22 - hundred women in
and it will claim close to 4 - hundred patients' lives. lou ellen brown has been fighting breast cancer since 20 -09. she says important women educate themselves and attend conferences like the cancer summit. 530920 - the best thing you can do is surround yourself with people who know the facts. once youve got those facts then you can make a better informed decision on which direction you choose to go cancer along with heart disease are the leading causes of the death in the state. tonight will stay cloudy with lows in the 50s. friday will be rainy off and on throughout the morning until late evening. the rain will move out by saturday with some lingering clouds and highs in the low 60s to start the
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.
you've probably heard that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. when traveling at 55 miles per hour... that's enough to cover a football field. while you've probably heard that statistic before... a new study shows that distractions can impact your driving longer than once thought. chris clackum has the story... "please say the name. mike" voice-activated, hands-free technology in cars, trucks and on smartphones... is there so drivers can keep their hands on the
but triple-a's traffic safety foundation has found...often, just the opposite is happening. "the research confirms that hands-free is not risk free" foundation president peter kissinger ...says new research shows hands-free systems are, in fact, distracting, themselves. "what is particularly surprising, is that that cognitive distraction is not only prevalent when people are using the system but it persists or lingers for up to 27 seconds after they stop using the system" he says that means at 25 miles an hour, a driver can drive the distance of three football fields....definitely mentally... and maybe even, dangerously distracted. "xm channel 3" the triple-a foundation report tested voice-activated, hands- free technology in ten type passenger vehicles...and three makes of smartphones. and expects the same results if other cars and phones were tested... ...while, kissinger applauded both industries for working toward
"distracted driving of all sorts remains a major traffic safety issue" a safety issue that results in 3,000 people a year getting killed in crashes involving distracted driving. chris clackum, nbc news. experts say this should be a wake-up call to anyone who feels safe texting while sitting at a red light. the research tested just over 2- hundred-50 drivers ages 21 to 68. apple is giving i-phone users new ways to express themselves! the tech company released an update to its mobile operating system this week. it includes more than 1-hundred-50 new emoji characters. there's new sports icons like volleyball and ping pong...and food items like burritos, hot dogs and tacos. the new smiles include the
if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but the republicans... they want to go back to letting the super wealthy call the shots. they don't stand up for equal pay for women. they don't support paid family leave. they don't even really support refinancing student debt.