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school girls basketball coach was arrested this afternoon... the charges he's facing... and the response from the des moines public school district. the head girls basketball coach at des moines roosevelt high school is in jail tonight... charged with a pair of felonies. good evening. i'm dan winters. and i'm sonya heitshusen... we broke the story on the channel 13 news at four... the arrest of gerald 'tig' johnson. police say the 46-year old turned himself in this afternoon.. the charges are sexual exploitation by a school employee and assault with intent to commit sex abuse. he is being held in the polk county jail without bond. johnson is a special education teacher, besides coaching girls basketball. a district spokesman tells us johnson was immediately placed on administrative leave... a statement reads, in part: "roosevelt and the school district are
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currently underway. in the meantime, a teacher is assigned to assume johnsons classroom duties and assistant coaches will be leading the basketball team." a pleasant hill woman is headed to prison for abusing children at her in- home day care. christina williamson received a five year sentence for two counts of child endangerment. channel 13's jannay towne joins us now... jannay, williamson had asked for probation.. the judge told williamson she needs to be punished for her actions... after calling the abuse "sickening". parents who spoke at her sentencing described williamson as "a monster". they can't get those images from the disturbing hidden video... taken inside her pleasant hill home.. out of their minds.. 39:23 i missed work, i missed sleep, i missed my family because all i could see was you throwing my child in my head. we have a lot to be thankful for. my daughter is healthy and she is safe and she will not remember this time of her life and it will not
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williamson was trusted to care for several children... including desiree leblanc's daughter. she worked as a child abuse investigator for d-h-s and says while protecting other people's kids... hers fell through the cracks. leblanc has since quit her job. after parents read heartbreaking victim impact statements, williamson addressed them and the court. the 29-year-old repeatedly said she was sorry and that she's receiving treatment for mental health issues. 00:47:11 i loved your children like i loved my own. i haven't... i'm so deeply sorry 00:47:22 both parents who spoke in court today say their children are physically healthy.. that was a big concern after seeing some of the disturbing hidden video of williamson treating a baby like a rag doll. the parents also expressed tremendous guilt over trusting
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a man was shot during an armed robbery in fort dodge. officers found steven burns with a gunshot wound to his hip. burns said he was out walking when two men approached him and demanded money. burns said he refused and was shot. police are asking anyone with information, to contact them or webster county crime stoppers. the polk county medical examiner says a the suspect in a home invasion died from a stab wound to the chest. detectives say 31-year old travis williams of earlham broke into a home on east 14th street early saturday morning and fought with two people inside. those two... an 18 and 19-year-old have not been charged with any crime. by now you've heard about donald trump's proposal to ban muslims from
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"a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on." that statement is getting a lot even from people within trump's own party. but not rick santorum... he says the proposal might screens people who want to enter the price as the story... rick santorum believes what happened in san bernardino, california's another reminder who the enemy is. a husband and wife...both muslims...both radicals...intent on inflicting harm, murdering 14 people but frightening far more. santorum says it's time to stop
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he later told me isis is present in syria, libya and yemen. so no more muslims into this country untililthe u-s figures out a better screening method to keep potential terrorists out. santorum claims his idea to ban muslims for isis-populated countries isn't unconstitutional because it's only temporary...not permanent. what donald trump is proposing is controversial.. but is it constitutional?
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is controversial.. but is it constitutional? mark kende is the chair of the constitutional law center at drake law school says.... he's not so sure. 16:26:21-16:26:43 it's probably not. i think it violates equality provisions in the constitution, freedom of religion provisions in the constitution. but i have to say there are some strange older cases in the us supreme court history that might give him a tiny amount of an argument but i'd be surprised if this particular court in the year 2015 went with that argument. kende said those older cases dealt with nationality... and not religion. trump isn't the target of an iowa bipartisan group...but one of his republican challengers is. today we learned why the organization...america's renewable future... is targeting only ted cruz. the group says it's working to make sure the future of renewable energy remains oh the minds of caucus goers. the environmental protection agency
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agreed upon amount of renewables in the nation's fuel supply. america's renewable future wants candidates to commit to keeping mandates and subsidies for the industry. but the organization says ted cruz won't even talk to the group about the issue... and he's the only candidate--republican or democrat--who has refused. eric branstad...36:20 of all the letters, emails and invites, he's the only one that has not given us the time to sit down with us and talk to us about what this means to iowa." branstad also criticized cruz...who until recently... supported subsidies for the oil industry...but not renewable fuels. hawkeye fans are focused on the rose bowl on new years day... but a big match-up this thursday could grab some of the attention. later in sports... the cyhawk showdown is right around the corner... the cyclone that starting the
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the clouds will clear out tonight and tomorrow will be mostly sunny. it will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see light rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow accumulation is expected. a merger between two big beer companies has craft brewers in iowa worried... the two concerns theshared withlawmakers today on capitol hill... that they say could tap
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a big beer merger is in the works... but an iowan wants so make sure it doesn't hurt the smaller craft brewers who also want a slice of the market. congress is taking it first major look at proposed merger between anheuser- busch and miller it would create the world's largest beer company... but brewers here are worried it could cripple smaller producers. a senate judiciary subcommittee is hearing testimony on the 100-billion dollar merger. senator charles grassley is on that committee... and brought in j. wilson... the head of the iowa brewers guild. wilson testified if the deal goes through, craft brewers could have difficulty getting into the market and finding access to raw materials. megan mckay also, with the iowa brewers guild says she hopes sharing the small craft brewer's concerns, will prevent them from getting squeezed out of the market. 50:25 i think that it will be a done deal but to get the message out to the anti-trust and govt agencies that this is something that they
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on and that there are not incentives made handed out by this large conglomeration that make it harder for brewers to do business in iowa and across the nation. 50:43 in 19-85 there was only one craft brewer in iowa... now that are 60 breweries. a sign the craft beer industry is alive in iowa, a bar featuring only iowa beers is about to open. the iowa tap room is set to open in the east village in late february or early march. 120 beers made in iowa will be on tap... it will also have food... featuring iowa ;ingredients... the group, full court press is backing the bar. it already owns nine establishments, including el bait shop and fong's pizza. the east village shop raygun is seeing a bump in business, after the iowa hawkeyes learned they were heading to the rose bowl. hawk gear is already printed and hanging up in the t-shirt storefront. mike draper says it's already been an unbelievable year for hawkeye gear... and it's about to get bigger. they are now brainstorming ideas
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"in terms of the rose bowl stuff we started to come up with stuff yesterday... stanford and iowa connection." on today in iowa, draper tested one of those ideas on a t-shirt during a live interview... and it's a good thing it was a test... the shirt read 20-17 instead of 20-16. the clouds will clear out tonight and tomorrow will be mostly sunny. it will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the
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enough to see late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow
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for lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs.
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for lynn's family and for yours. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. the clouds will clear out tonight and tomorrow will be mostly sunny. it will be warmer with highs in the middle to upper 50s. we will see warmer temperatures thursday. i expect 60 in des moines. it will be windy with a sw-w wind up to 30 mph. more clouds return friday and temperatures will drop to the 50s. there will be a chance for showers saturday. highs will be in the 40s. by sunday it will be cool enough to see light rain change to light snow late into early monday. roads will not become slick in central iowa. temperatures will remain warm enough to just see the light snow in the air. no ice or snow
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anncr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings and votes just to campaign, like marco rubio? 27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible
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while hawkeye fans are still on a rose bowl high, cyclone fans,
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basketball about a month ago. t-minus 2 days till the cyhawk showdown, and a chance for isu to make it 3 straight wins over iowa. cyclones beat buffalo last night 84-63 to stay perfect at 7-0. emotions always run high for this game, and so does the trash talk, especially from georges niang. the hawkeyes aren't going to be a pushover. iowa played one of their best games of the season last night, beating western illinois 90-56. jarrod uthoff scored a career high 27 points. iowa is 7 and 2 and receiving
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hilton coliseum will be rocking thursday night. tipoff set for 6:30 in ames. another day, another honor for iowa football coach kirk ferentz. after leading the hawks to a 12 and 0 regular season and spot in the big 10 title game ferentz is named woody hayes coach of the year. ferentz always gives all the credit to his players, and they have equal praise for him. more accolades for desmond king king is named a 1st team all-american by usa today. in 13 games the junior finished with 67 tackles and 8 interceptions. iowa and stanford, big 10 pac 12. new years day.
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fales, michael admire will all be there, coverage starts monday december 28th from pasadena. the drake bulldogs are off to a 4 and 4 start and could use a big win. they'll have a chance tomorrow night when depaul out of the big east visits the knapp center. bulldogs and blue demons wednesday night 7 o clock. its the first time a big east team has played at drake in 35
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earlier we told you about the arrest of the roosevelt high school girls basketball coach... tonight, we'll go to a roosevelt basketball game ... hear reaction from people in the stands on those the sex abuse charges, tonight at ten. next on the news at nine... our
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