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could impact your travel ... how on the road ... and what you could see at airports if your travelling cross country this week. 30 years ago today a plane crash claimed the lives of seven members of the iowa state women's cross country team. we'll take you live to a remembrance ceremony happening now. plus ... find out how senator turkey's life today. news at four front door open good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. ed and the weather team aren't the only ones watching road
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ed and the weather team aren't the only ones watching road conditions. the state patrol and other law enforcement will be keeping a watchful eye. the holiday traffic started picking up this morning on interstates 80 and 35. this evening and tomorrow morning will be the heaviest travel times. state troopers say if you want to avoid meeting them... remember your manners behind the wheel. 15630-15655 "what we're looking for is aggressive drivers ... looking for speeders ... wearing their seatbelts ... 44% of the fatalities in this state." if you're worried about the
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weather moving in tomorrow ... the state patrol suggests leaving tonight. president obama says he knows of no credible and specific threat to attack the u-s this holiday. the news comes as americans travel in greater numbers than last thanksgiving. edward lawrence has a look at what federal authorities are doing to keep us safe over the holday. police with assault rifles at union station guarding trains in washington, dc. the same at penn station in new york city. officers with bomb sniffing dogs visible at the philadelphia airport and across the country. since the isis attacks on paris and videos released threatening the united states.. this has become the new norm for holiday travelers. sot president obama as we go into the thanksgiving
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weekend. i want the american people to know is that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe. sot shawn henry president of crowdstrike services and retired executive assistant director of the fbi. we don't know what we don't know. which is why law enforcement, the joint terrorism task force is absolutely have to be aware. citizens have to be aware. nearly 47 million people will take to the air, rail, and roads defying terrorist threats, like eliza pond from hawaii. sot eliza pond, hawaiian tourist they could come in here with one of those vest and nails.. i have had a great life. i refuse to let them make me afraid. sot shakanah hernandez, tourist i am not going to let them ruin my vacation and my fun. for israeli tourist moshe turk this is like any other travel day. sot moshe turk, israeli just part of the culture, part of everyday life. so when you get here and they are asking you questions and going through your bags, it's pretty routine for us. sot president obama right now we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. the president says he would tell the public if that changes. in the
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more police on our highways will be the new norm coast to coast. i'm edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. security experts say the best prevention for a terrorist attack could be from public tips. they say be aware of your surroundings and report anything out of place. a des moines woman is now facing charges for her role in a fatal accident earlier this month. 53-year old deanna gliem was arested today and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide by o-w-i and two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving. police say she was speeding and intoxicated on november 25th when she slammed into a car at the intersection of east 37th street and hubbell. two men in that car ... richard hummell and randall sonnenburg ... were killed. the man charged with the first murder in waukee in nearly 40 years is pleading not guilty. brendan mcguinness entered the plea today in dallas county. he is charged with first degree murder
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for the shooting death of 42-year old gino risola earlier this month. mcguinness' trial is scheduled to begin in february it's a yearly feast... fit to feed seven whole fire departments. the urbandale fire department's eighth annual thanksgiving feast brought fire- fighters from the western suburbs together today. fire-fighters from clive, johnston, grimes, windsor heights, and waukee joined urbandale first responders for a major meal. west des moines fire-fighters were also invited, but were dealing with emergencies during the lunch hour and couldn't make it. urbandale supplies the turkeys... everyone else brings a side. organizers say the departments work together so much in the field... it's nice to sit down with one another once a year. 'its a great opportunity for us to get together and celebrate in a non- threatening way, or a non-emergency way. and we can talk about some of the emergency calls weve been on, and some of the issues affecting our communities. some of the successes, some of the trials that were going through - in a joyous kind of way.' :01-:23 about 70 people showed up for today's fire-fighter feast...but
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them had to dip out early to respond to emergencies. senator chuck grassley was given an award today that he likely won't accept. a group called "why courts matter" says senator grassley is blocking judiciary nominations at a "historic" level as chairman of the senate judiciary committee. the group presented him with the "turkey of the year award" today. grassley wasn't at his des moines office, so the group presented the award to his staffers. that included a picture of "pepper" the turkey, which the group adopted and "pardoned" in the senator's name ahead of thanksgiving. "'americans and iowans are waiting for their day in court, and there just arent judges to hear their cases. 'since senator grassley took over as senate judiciary chair earlier this year, the number of vacancies on the courts has doubled.' :01-:15 we reached out to the senator
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response to the "award." grassley couldn't talk to us today in part because he's cleaning house before thanksgiving. today he posted this photo on instagram. the senator says ... "this is the machine i use to get house read for thanksgiving. that's work. barbara does cooking for about 24 family members." after the turkey, the shopping begins tomorrow. this year there are new measures you can take to ensure your debit card stays safe. coming up ... we welcome back an old friend to tell us what's new in banking security this black friday. and coming up next ... we'll talk a look back on a tragedy that occured 30
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years ago today ... taking the lives of seven members of the iowa state cross country team. 30 years ago today ... tragedy struck in des moines and on the iowa state when they told me that i was diagnosed with cancer, all i could think of was my kids and that i didn't want to leave them. i beat cancer, but it is still scary. now i havea pre-existing condition. so, if republicans take away obamacare, breast cancer survivors like mecould be denied coverage. if hillary's in the white house, she's going to continue obamacare, so that i don't have to worry anymore. i trust her, and i know she's going to fight for all of us. i'm hillary clinton,
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this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first bowl today. university campus. the iowa state womens cross country team had just finished second
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as the team was returning home one of its three airplanes crashed in the waterbury neighborhood of des moines. 'it is believed at this time, that the people on the plane were part of the coaching staff..and possibly some of the runners on the womens team. seven members of the team were killed including three runners, two coaches, a student trainer and the pilot. today people have been coming by the waterbury site to remember the day..including the man who was editor of the iowa state daily at the time of the crash... and heard that there was a plane crash..and learned more and more details we heard that it was the iowa state cross country team, so we ran back into the news room and a former colleague of mine said it was a very surreal experience because we had to cover it in addition to it being where we are going..
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waterbury neighborhood. this is a live look at that ceremony. isu track representatives and members of the running community as well as people from the neighborhood on hand. the iowa hawkeye football team is now on the doorstep of a shot at the national title ... but there's still plenty of football left to play. last night the hawkeyes climbed into 4th place in the college football playoff polls. that means if the season ended right now ... they would be in the playoff. however there are still two games on the hawkeyes schedule before anything is decided. the first of those games is this friday against new rivals the nebraska cornhuskers. the heroes game kickes off at 2:30 in lincoln, nebraska. win or lose the hawkeyes will play next saturday in the big ten championship game in indianapolis. ad lib main weather coming up next ... a familiar face is standing by to offer us
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this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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if you're doing everything rightbut find it harder and harderto get by, you're not alone. while our people worklonger hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economyand democracy that works for all
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security tips before the start
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while you're out taking advantage of all the big deals .. don't forget that others could be out there trying to take advantage of you. the never-ending battle between thieves and scammers and you the consumer will play out again this christmas shopping season. this year there are a few new tools to protect you and your money. joining us now to talk about those security measures is ..... patrick dix protests in chicago are expected to grow tonight as anger grows
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protests in chicago are expected
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political director dave price will join us to reveal the results of our exclusive poll conducted with iowa state university. news at four front door thousands are gathering in new york right now for the annual holiday macy's thanksgiving day parade. among the crowds will be an army of police. jay gray has the story. natural sound blowing up balloons final preparations are underway.. less than 24-hours before tens-of- thousands will pack the streets in manhattan.. hoping for a glimpse of the balloons and floats.. joined by, an unprecedented number of new york police who will line the parade route - to watch everything else.. "we always police that parade with very large numbers of uniformed officers, ah.. this year i think you will see even a larger presence." a show of force in the wake of the terror attacks in paris.. and concerns the next target could be in the u-s.. natural sound police in full gear the stepped-up security will
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include.. what police call "hercules teams.." heavily armed tactical units ready to move in at the first sign of any threat.. but officials stress there is no specific threat here.. while those who will gather in new york tomorrow hope the annual thanksgiving day tradition.. sends a strong message.. "personally, i believe that we can't live in fear.. of course it's on our minds.. but again, they want us to live in fear, and we feel we can't." natural sound float rehearsal so they will celebrate.. while police stand guard.. to make sure the holiday is safe. jay gray - nbc news - new york. we'll carry the parade tomorrow on channel 13 starting at nine a-m. it will be followed by the national dog show ... so there will be no channel 13 news at noon tomorrow. there's a new poll on the state of the iowa caucus races ...
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there's a new poll on the state of the iowa caucus races ...
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to bring you the numbers. channel 13 is partnering with iowa state university ahead of the iowa caucuses. we're releasing the results of the first poll i-s-u has conducted. political director dave price joins us now with more ... iowa state researchers have been crunching the numbers. they talked to more than a thousand iowans. and there are clear leaders in both parties when it comes to your choice for president. let's start with the republicans. it's all about the strength of ben carson. he's the non-politician, former
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27 percent's a good chunk of support when you have so many candidates. marco rubio shows his strength, too. he's starting to travel the state more recently...more than just des moines and davenport areas. donald trump's still a factor. he's right in the mix. ted cruz is number four. his strength is lower than we've seen in other polls. but he's still clearly in the upper tier. when it comes to the democrats...the race isn't close. it's hillary clinton...and by a huge amount. a 22 percent lead shows the strength of her orgination. bernie sanders is a force, too. but this poll shows he has quite a gap to close in the next two months of the caucus campaign. martin o'malley isn't much of a
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he's moving resources to iowa and really needs to find a way to become more relevant in the race...so people don't give up on him. one thing we need to point out. iowa state conducted the poll november 2nd through the 15th. that was before the horrific isis attacks in paris. and since then, foreign policy's become a much bigger part of the national conversation. so we don't know for sure what impact that would have had on these numbers. ad lib main weather coming up next ... see how some small superheroes shared a message of hope at so we don't know for sure what impact that would have had on these numbers. ad lib main weather coming up next ... see how some
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coming up next ... see how some small superheroes shared a message of hope at
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their super-power? ... the ability to survive and inspire. david wade explains. baby kai had no idea that there are certain life events you don't want to arrive too early for, like being born. "he was 29 weeks and 3 days."and he weighed only about two pounds. "how big is he now?" "he's 3 pounds, i think 4 ounces. last night, i called at midnight. yeah, i do, because they weight at midnight."with milestones measured in ounces, life is too fragile for his mom sasha to picture kai as a big boy. but they're about to get some help. kids in capes, who meet not in the halls of justice, but in the halls of brigham and women's hospital. they were previously preemies, and now powered by pasta. "i like meatballs and pasta for dinner." "you like meatballs and pasta. is that how you got so big?""yes!" there's nick, olivia, scarlett and grayson, and ella.
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"then why are you wearing a cape?" "it's just for the march of dimes."the march of dimes organized this day of gratitude. the kids come back to thank their doctors and nurses. "i do remember my nurse is named tracy."ella was this tiny when she met tracy. through yearly fundraising walks though, they've become best buds. "you were little, weren't you? and your mom was really nervous."their parents walk through the nicu, giving out blankets and words of encouragement. but the real magic comes... "i have a baby who's here too, and my baby is really, really little."when sasha and nefali get to see the little superheroes. the preemies in purple unleashing fist bumps of hope. "it's hard to imagine when you're in this situation, and your baby is so small. so i felt a lot of hope.""connie wants to meet them too i think. she wants her purple cape!" the march of dimes says for the
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first time, complications of preterm birth now outrank all other causes in deaths of young children. the non-profit group says more than a million babies worldwide die as a result of preterm birth. this morning some metro moms and daughters ... inspired by disney's "tangled" ... cut their hair for a good cause. a hair cut clinic was held at wells fargo for the charity "wigs for kids" ... a group that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments. in exchange for the hair donations ... participants received four free tickets to disney on ice this weekend. disney on ice: dare to dream opens tomorrow night at wells fargo arena ... there are seven shows through sunday. we'll be back in three minutes
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thanks for joining us on the channel 13 news at four ... the news at five starts right now. 06:23:00 i'm glad that justice is going to be served, but i wish that he could be here facing charges... a des moines woman is behind bars for a crash that killed two people. what police say about how fast she was going and what was in her system...plus, how the victims' family feels about today's arrest. dozens evacuated... officials cleared a big west des moines apartment building during a morning fire... where the flames flared up...and the damage it caused to the building. tragic tale... 30 years ago today a plane crashed in a des moines neighborhood claiming seven lives. how people are remembering the iowa state track team that died in the tragedy. a des moines driver is spending thanksgiving behind bars...
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crash that killed two men last week. good evening...and thank you for joining us... i'm dan winters... and i'm sonya heitshusen... a 53-year-old woman is charged with four counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of rick hummel and randy sonnenburg on november 15th. deanna gliem was arrested earlier today.... jannay towne spoke to the victims' families and joins us with more... first on 13. one of rick hummel's five daughters told me she smiled all morning after learning about the arrest in her father's death. the family says while it won't bring their loved ones back, it is a first step towards justice. when one big family sits down for thanksgiving this year, two places at the table will be noticeably empty.. 06:25:20 when you seen dad, you seen uncle randy. they were always together so it was no surprise that sarah currys father- rick hummel- and
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uncle, randy sonnenburg, were together on november 15th. as the pair turned onto hubbell avenue... police say another driver slammed into their car... killing them both. 06:25:34 even though to some people they might say it's only been ten days. but to us- it's like, god it's been ten days. what is taking so long? so yeah, it was definitely nice to wake up this morning and see her on the polk inmate list 46 according to the accident report, witnesses estimated deanna gliem was driving 70 miles per hour or twice the posted speed limit at the time of the crash and thats not all.. 06:28:33 she was well over the legal limit the report shows that officers on scene 'suspected alcohol was a factor. and the charges- two counts of vehicular homicide by o-w-i- confirm that authorities believe gliem was drunk behind the wheel. for the family, those charges are bittersweet.. 06:29:09 i have a lot of mixed emotions i don't know. some days i hate her, other days i feel bad for her 17 but every day, she and her sisters miss their father. her one year old twins- zyire and zyia- will grow up not knowing their grandfather and the silly things he used to do. 06:24:35 that definitely makes me sad, but um.. i do not want to cry. just everything. he used to do a donald duck voice to all of the
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grand kids. they loved it. it was hilarious 47 this thanksgiving rick and randy won't be around to make them laugh.. but they are thankful for all the good times they shared together.. gliem is expected to go before a judge tomorrow morning. she is facing four counts of homicide by vehicle. two are o-w-i related.. the other two are for reckless driving. she's being held in the polk county jail on 120-thousand dollars bond. the man accused of gunning down a waukee man in his driveway earlier this month... plead not guilty this morning. 21:50:40-21:50:43 all rise, court is now in session brendan mcguinness appeared in
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