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it begins today.. which stores are open... before the turkey's even out of the oven. and why one place is closing its doors
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travel weather.. what driving conditions will be like today as you head out for thanksgiving. and why it could get messy later in the day. accident charges.. a des moines man is facing serious charges in an accident that killed his passenger. why one attorney says there's a chance he could avoid jail time. it's thursday, november 26th.
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first on 13... a driver involved in a deadly des moines crash is being held on a 6 hundred thousand dollars bond. he faces two counts of vehicular homicide... but a legal expert says he has a good chance of beating tte charges. channel 13's aaron brilbeck has more. troy mure junior is charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving; vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated; and owi. mure was driving monday morning
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perez...when he slammed into a tree...killing perez. mures mother says her son told her he was being chased by people in a gray cadillac who had flashed a gun at him...and thats what led to the crash. mrs. mure says her son had been receiving threats...that people thought he was tied to an unsolved murder earlier this month. on tuesday, des moines police say they seized a gray cadillac in connection with the case...and officers say mures claims that he was being chased, quote, 'are a very real possibility.' "they should drop the charges and charge the people that's really responsible for what happened. do you think that's gonna happen? i'm praying that they will. they need to.'defense attorney peter berger, who is not representing mure, says if mure was being chased, he could beat the charges with whats called a compulsion defense. 'now if hes driving a hundred miles per hour to get away from the people with the gun, if thats what happened and if thats what the jury then he has a complete defense. because hes been compelled to escape from serious injury. now
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the drinking complicates it.'because, berger says, the jury must decide whether the crash was caused by mure trying to escape the people chasing him..or if mures alleged intoxication is to blame. 'does his driving while intoxicated cause the death of the passenger or was it the driving a hundred miles per hour and hitting the tree to get away from the other people caused what happened? its a very complicated jury question and if the jury believes he was compelled to escape from people with a gun than he would be acquitted. while police did impound the gray cadillac... they stress they don't know for certain there was a chase. felony charges have been filed in another case of alleged drunk driving... 53 year old deanna gliem was booked into the polk county jail on four counts of vehicular homicide. gliem is being held on a 120 thousand dollar bond. police say she was drunk and speeding when she crashed into another car along hubbell avenue earlier this month. 60 year old rick hummel and 59 year old randy sonnenburg were killed. their families say
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justice has been served... but know nothing will bring the men back. we're pretty happy that the lady did get arrested. i do feel sorry for her family- it's not their fault and i know they're hurting too. but it just feels like we're one step closer to having some sort of justice witnesses say gliem was driving twice the speed limit at the time of the crash. authorities are investigating the cause of a crash in the metro... it happened along interstate 2-35... at martin luther king parkway... last night. the accident shut down a large portion of the eastbound lanes for some time. as you can see... a car veered off the road and became lodged under the overpass. officials say three people were hurt... but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. two girls who survived a crash that killed their mother and sister are recovering... it happened along interstate - 80... near newton... last week. 14 year old bryneisha watkins was driving... when she lost control... and went into the ditch.
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she and her 13 year old sister... natasha... were taken to the hospital. according to "the des moines register"... the two are in good condition. the crash remains under investigation. drivers will notice more officers on west des moines roads today. the police department is upping enforcement... in time for holiday travel. the effort is in conjunction with the "governor's traffic safety bureau." it aims to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths in iowa roadways. officers will be watching for all traffic violations... while focusing on seat belt use. iowa state university is honoring the victims of a plane crash... 3 decades ago. the plane was returning from a cross country meet on november 25th, 19 - 85. officials say frozen wings brought it down in des moines' waterbury neighborhood. 3 athletes... 2 coaches... an athletic trainer... and the pilot were all killed in the crash. yesterday cyclone nation gathered to remember the team... which went on to finish 2nd in the "n - c - double - a"
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i learned that people will forget what you say, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel, julie, sheryl, and ron as well, who i was very close to you made us feel great, you gave us a great bond a lovely friendship, you'll never ever be forgotten. bag pipes after the ceremony... friends and family laid roses near the crash site. a permanent memorial is being planned for the site to remember the victims. foreign language in the west des moines school district could take a hit next year... the district is trying to trim up to 850 thousand dollars from its budget of 150 million. a committee recommended ways to se mone. some b elimating rtn prram "the des moines register" reports foreign language offerings would be affected the most... the district would save more than 38
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thousand dollars by dropping its japanese classes. and it would save around 12 thousand by phasing out the german program. the school board is expected to vote on the cuts next month. a metro church is continuing a generous thanksgiving tradition... the "west des moines christian church" is hosting its third annual holiday meal today. organizers are expecting around 200 people to attend. they say they start planning back in the summer... and start cooking one week in advance. one of the unique things about the event... is people can get free rides to it. organizers want to make sure no one is left at home alone on thanksgiving... they know they would spend the day alone. another thing that we have found in previous years is that they look out for their friends as well. and so we always prepare extra food so they can take food home for themselves and for other neighbors. we have many people who come in and say i have a neighbor lady at home
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that wasn't able to be here so can i take a meal to her. so we make sure we have extra food and extra meals. organizers say there is still room fore people to come eat. they start serving at 11 a - m. the "west des moines christian church" is located along mills civic parkway. stores are bracing for the busiest shopping day of the year... and black friday starts a day early... with brown thursday. at jordan creek mall... stores start opening their doors at 6 p - m. they stay open until 1 a - m... then reopen at 6 tomorrow morning. merle hay mall follows the same schedule. valley west mall is similar... but stores close at midnight. again, they reopen at 6 a - m on
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it is going to be cloudy today with patchy drizzle possible. thursday may bring some tricky travel across the state. in the des moines metro, we will have mainly rain but northwest iowa will see a wintry mix early in the day. there will be a touch of a transition with a light wintry mix very briefly across central and southern iowa late in the day on thanksgiving. the best chance for 1-3 of snow by early friday will be in the northwest corner of the state. a winter storm watch will go into effect at 6 am thursday for parts of western iowa until 6 am friday because of the potential
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the holiday season starts with a bang in the metro. you can walk through a winter
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wonderland... or start checking off that christmas list. we'll give you details on those events... and more... after the break. here's a penny just for you. that's no penny. that's a galaxy s 6 at u.s. cellular on black friday. whoa, thanks, grandma!! you're welcome. you can also get an lg g4 or an lg g pad f 8.0 with that penny. nice! isn't thatjust delightful? pennies for everyone! get penny doorbuster deals on great devices this black friday
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from 8:00 a.m. till noon
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there are plenty of ways to spend the holiday with your friends and family in des moines. walk through a winter wonderland at the blank children's hospital's "festivals of trees and lights!" decorated trees will be on a display at the "community choice credit union convention center" through sunday. it's five dollars to get in... and free for kids two and under. dare to dream at "disney on ice" during a princess - packed performance at wells fargo arena. the whole family can enjoy the exciting adventure at one of the seven
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performances scheduled through sunday. the tickets start at fifteen dollars. support local small businesses by shopping local on small business saturday!. you can explore boutiques and specialty shops in places like valley junction, east village, and west glen throughout the day. it's free to window shop. there will also be live entertainment. finally... join the science center of iowa for their spirit of the season kick off event on saturday. you can visit santa claus, tour the electrifying tree lighting, or decorate an ornament from five to eight p - m. admission is free... but you can catch the polar express in imax for just five dollars! these are just a few of the many opportunities to have fun in the metro. for a complete list of events happening today and this weekend... visit "catch des moines dot com." if you're not at one of those events today... you may be working on a thanksgiving meal. often... questions come up about the proper way to get that turkey
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ready for the table. many of those are directed to "butterball's turkey talk line." mark barger rounded up some of the most memorable calls... nats "thank you for calling butterball turkey talkline." nats "all sorts of questions. turkey related. thanksgiving related." nats "how may i help you?" "she had just baked a cake and she saw how the cake rose. so she thought the turkey was going to expand in her oven. and she wouldn't be able to get it out of the oven." nats "they wanted to know where the thigh was." nats "there's no meat on this turkey. "and i realized they had roasted it upside down." "some of the best ones are when people are basically being confessional." "i'm in the hallway closet, i'm like, what are you doing in the hallway closet?" nats "we just want to be there to set them at ease" nats "my inlaws are here. i've never cooked a turkey before. it's in the oven." nats "we do have panicky questions." nats "i don't know if it's done. i don't know how to carve it, i don't know what to do." nats "they're calling because this is what i did and i just need to share it with someone." nats "you can put it in there if you like." nats "she said i put
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bank last night because it would be a great place to thaw it." nats "breathe, we're gonna get through this." nats "it snowed 12 inches that night." nats "how can i help you?" nats "she calls us up the next day and says i can't find my turkey." nats "you need to keep it in the original wrapper." nats "he lived in hawaii and he put it in the lagoon and when he went back for it, it was gone." nats "butterball turkey talk line! how may i help you?" "it's wonderful how we get involved with the lives of people." the "butterball turkey talk line" is staffed today from 6 a - m to 6 p - m. the number is "1 - 800 - 288 - 8372." on an average thanksgiving day... experts will handle about 10
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giving season... a local church doesn't want you to be along on thanksgiving... we'll tell you why it's inviting you in... and encouraging you to pick up some neighbors along the way. travel weather.. what driving conditions will be like today as you head out for thanksgiving. and why it could get messy later in the day. accident charges.. a des moines man is facing serious charges in an accident that killed his passenger. why one attorney says there's a chance he could avoid jail time. it's thursday, november 26th.
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first on 13... a driver involved in a deadly des moines crash faces several charges...
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good chance of having them dropped. troy mure junior is charged with "vehicular homicide by reckless driving"... "vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated"... and "o - w - i." mure was driving on 35th street monday ... when he slammed into a utility pole. 22 year old scalicity boyd... otherwise known as scalicity perez... was killed. he told his mother he crashed because a gray cadillac was chasing him... and someone inside it had a gun. mrs. mure says her son had been receiving threats... because people thought he was tied to an unsolved murder at "evolution night club." police have since impounded the cadillac. an expert says it all points toward a "compulsion defense." now if hes driving a hundred miles per hour to get away from the people with the gun, if thats what happened and if thats what the jury then he has a complete defense. because hes been compelled to escape from serious injury. now the drinking complicates it. while police did impound the cadillac... they stress they don't
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a des moines woman is behind bars for her role in a fatal crash. 53 year old deanna gliem is facing four counts of vehicular homicide. she is being held in the polk county jail on a 120 thousand dollar bond. police say she was drunk and speeding when she crashed into another car along hubbell avenue earlier this month. 60 year old rick hummel and 59 year old randy sonnenburg were killed. witnesses say gliem was driving twice the speed limit at the time of the crash. meanwhile the man accused of committing waukee's first murder in decades says he's not guilty. 41 year old brendan mcguinness was arraigned yesterday. police say he shot and killed 41 year old gino risola in the driveway of his home on november 7th. they have not identified a motive in the case. mcguinness will stand trial on february 1st. a man is in custody... accused of several assaults at the university of iowa. 32 year old adam weinstein... of iowa city... faces four counts of "assault with intent to commit sexual abuse" and three counts of
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"third degree harassment." police say he verbally and physically attacked people on campus on november 10th. the attacks prompted a hawk alert. cleanup has underway after a fire destroyed a home and camper... it started tuesday in the 2 thousand block of central city road in linn county... people were living inside the structures... and both are considered total losses. everyone got out safely... but two firefighters were hurt battling the flames. officials say one fell, hurting his leg... and another was bit by a resident's dog. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. at least one person in west des moines will be without a home for thanksgiving. investigators say the fire started in the kitchen on the second floor of "sun prairie apartments" yesterday morning. the homeowner was not there at the time. the unit... and other parts of the building... suffered extensive heat and smoke damage. firefighters say the incident
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should be a learning experience... slow down, its the holidays. we have people coming in who are trying to do too much. make sure your attending to your kitchen, take time to check your alarms and make sure you have a plan for your family. damage is estimated at 20 thousand dollars. iowa state university is honoring the victims of a plane crash... 3 decades ago. the plane was returning from a cross country meet on november 25th, 19 - 85. officials say frozen wings brought it down in des moines' waterbury neighborhood. 3 athletes... 2 coaches... an athletic trainer... and the pilot were all killed in the crash. yesterday cyclone nation gathered to remember the team... which went on to finish 2nd in the "n - c - double - a" national meet. to the iowa state cross country team, she loved serving you, she wanted you to be successful, she loved you,
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bag pipes after the ceremony... friends and family laid roses near the crash site. a permanent memorial is being planned for the site to remember the victims. the university of nebraska is increasing security for the game against iowa. the security measures are similar to those being implemented at other stadiums after the paris terror attacks. fans can expect several gates to be off limits both before and during the game. officers will also be inspecting coats and purses... and are asking you to leave any unnecessary items at home. the game kicks off at 2 - 30 p - m on black friday. a metro church will put food on the plates of some iowans today... the "west des moines christian church" is hosting its third annual holiday meal. organizers are expecting around 200 people to attend. they say they start planning back in the summer... and start cooking one week in advance. one of the unique things about the event... is people can get
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organizers want to make sure no one is left at home alone on thanksgiving. and they say... it's not too late to help out. one thing i would do is to look around at your own neighbors and invite them to your own meals. it's always good to share the love that way. if they would like to come serve you can show up at 11 o clock we could always use extra folks who want to come and help take the meal out. if you want to volunteer or attend the meal. the west des moines church is located at 4501 mills civic parkway in west des moines. things starts around 11. if you plan to eat out today... there are several restaurants that are open. cracker barrel will begin serving up a thanksgiving meal at 11 this morning. village inn is open all day... so you can pick up your holiday pies... or stop by for food. denny's will do the same. you can find a complete list of restaurant chains staying open... at
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denny's will do the same. you can find a complete list of restaurant chains staying open... at "restaurant news dot com." there will be no door buster deals at the new r - e - i store in west des moines... the outdoor equipment and apparel retailers says it will be closed today and tomorrow. r - e - i officials say black friday has "gotten out of hand." the company's 12 thousand workers... at its more than 140 u - s stores... will still be getting paid for the days. and online customers can still make purchases... but they'll first have to get through a homepage encouraging them to explore the outdoors instead of shop. it is going to be cloudy today
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with patchy drizzle possible.
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here's a penny just for you. that's no penny. that's a galaxy s 6 at u.s. cellular on black friday. whoa, thanks, grandma!! you're welcome. you can also get an lg g4 or an lg g pad f 8.0 with that penny. nice! isn't thatjust delightful? pennies for everyone! get penny doorbuster deals on great devices this black friday from 8:00 a.m. till noon
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may bring some tricky travel across the state. in the des moines metro, we will have mainly rain but northwest iowa will see a wintry mix early in the day. there will be a touch of a transition with a light wintry mix very briefly across central and southern iowa late in the day on thanksgiving. the best chance for 1-3 of snow by early friday will be in the northwest corner of the state. a winter storm watch will go into effect at 6 am thursday for parts of western iowa until 6 am friday because of the potential for icy spots. friday will be cloudy and
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no mobile speed cameras for today or tomorrow in the metro --------------------------------
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no mobile speed cameras for today or tomorrow in the metro no mobile speed cameras for today or tomorrow in the metro no mobile speed cameras for today or tomorrow in the metro -------------------------------- ----------------- but there are for polk county locations today !! 4800 northeast third street
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3200 northeast 62nd avenue 3200 northeast 62nd avenue 3200 northeast 62nd avenue
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our top story... before some of us will even finish our thanksgiving dinner... stores will begin opening their doors. and black friday starts a day early... with brown thursday. the three malls will open at 6 today and stay open late... then reopen the next morning for the rush of shoppers. rei... which just opened earlier this month in west des moines says it will not open on thanksgiving... and it's also staying closed on black friday to encourage people to spend time outside. a driver involved in a deadly des moines crash faces several charges... but a legal expert says he stands a good chance of having them dropped. troy mure junior is charged with "vehicular homicide by reckless driving"... "vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated"... and "o - w - i." on monday he slameed into a tree and killed his passenger... scalicity perez... also known as scalicity boyd. he says he was being chased and a lawyer we spoke with says he could use a
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compulsion defense.... if he can prove he was being chased. drivers will notice more officers on west des moines roads today. the police department is upping enforcement... in time for holiday travel. the effort is in conjunction with the "governor's traffic safety bureau." it aims to reduce traffic related injuries and deaths in iowa roadways. officers will be watching for all traffic violations... while focusing on seat belt use. des moines drivers will n into some road closures today... that's because the annual "turkey trot" is taking place downtown. here's a look at the 5 - k... and 5 - mile addition... race routes. there are more than a dozen closures in the area... so drivers will either want to steer clear... or allow some extra time to get around. most roads
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preparations are underway for the 89th annual macy's
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parade. this year's parade looks to top last years... and features performances by mariah carey and quest love. america's top high school marching bands will also be there... and don't forget those big balloons. two girls from independence are preparing to dance amongst the action. we caught up with madison and alyssa last week during a rehearsal... before they left for new york city. they will join hundreds of other dancers... for the opportunity of a lifetime. i'm really excited to go. hopefully, i will meet some new friends, have some fun along the way exploring the city. i'll probably be very nervous the day of the parade. the girls say they've been practicing for more than a month. you can catch the parade right here on n - b - c... beginning at 9 a -m. its followed by the national dog show at noon.. that means there is no channel 13 news at noon. now here's a look at what's
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happy thanksgiving.
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