tv Channel 13 News at Four NBC December 22, 2015 4:00pm-5:00pm CST
a van leaves a mess in its path through des moines... we'll tell you where it happened and what police say may be to blame. the thing about ice fishing... is it requires more than a glaze. we'll show you the latest industry hit hard by a mild winter... even in northern iowa. hillary clinton has plan for fighting the killer of millions of americans... just how she plans to do it... and where she's debuting her plan... in just about an hour... news at four front door open good afternoon ... i'm lynn melling in for sonya. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. clouds are building back into central iowa and temperatures will hold steady or rise slightly to the low 40s through the night. rain is expected through the day on wednesday, especially morning through noon. it will get slightly colder through
first on 13... there is no shortage of battles for the presidential candidates... from isis to cyber attacks... but hillary clinton is thinking more personally. she's in iowa to detail her plan to fight the sixth leading killer in the u-s. by 2025, the democratic front- runner wants a cure for alzheimer's disease... and she's willing to put serious money into it... clinton is announcing her new initiative during a campaign stop in fairfield this evening. in it, she vows to dedicate two billion each year to alzheimer's research. and she wants to keep that money flowing over the next decade. leaders for the alzheimer's impact movement say for families battling the disease... it's a money issue as well. a recent study shows families' out of pocket spending in the last five years of life is 80 percent higher than any other disease. 6:28 - 6:35 so this is a pocketbook issue for millions of americans and it also is for our nation... direct costs of alzheimer's totaled over 200 billion this
that's expected to grow to 1-trillion by 2050. it got loud over the lunch hour in des moines' drake neighborhood. that's when a driver crashed just a block off the university campus. this van plowed into a light pole by jethro's restaurant at 32nd and forest. police say the driver had already hit multiple cars. we're told someone was taken away by ambulance... no word on their condition at this point. police suspect the driver was intoxicated. deputies are investigating a road rage incident that ended in gunfire. it happened on i-80 east bound in pottawattamie county, just after five this morning. a woman called 9-1-1 saying a man pulled up beside her vehicle and started shooting. bullets hit her rear passenger-side tire. the driver is described as a white man in his 20's. he was driving a gray car with wisconsin plates. no word on what might have motivated the shooting. funding is turning up dry for
court avenue has seen several beatings recently and a deadly shooting last month. that prompted police to ramp up enforcement in the area... but funding has run out. police say they're now discussing alternative sources of funding... and alternative strategies to keep the area safe. memorial services have been set for madrid football coach randy hinkel. he died unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 58. hinkel coach for 29 years, amassing over 300 wins... taking his team to the playoffs 25 times and winning one state championship. a visitation will be held tomorrow night... in the madrid high school gym. it's from 4 to 7. a short memorial service will follow. the family is asking everyone to dress in tiger orange and black. an investigation into the actions of a former lottery official is widening... eddie tipton is the former security director of the urbandale based "multi state lottery association." tipton was convicted earlier this year of rigging the iowa
since then... he's been accused of doing the same with jackpots in colorado, wisconsin, and oklahoma. now the des moines register reports investigators are linking two more jackpots... in kansas... to tipton. investigators say he purchased the tickets and gave them to two people to claim in december of 20 - 10. tipton's attorney dismissed the allegations as a publicity stunt. an old hotel in downtown des moines has new owners tonight.. nats 14:28:55 nice wide open space with i think pretty good views 00 built in the 1930's, the kirkwood hotel once housed 155 rooms. now, it features 54 residential units on walnut street. new owner timothy schutte plans to convert them into condos. they will sell for 150-thousand dollars and up. the local real estate broker says his family literally bet the farm on this historic property . that's one of the reasons he decided to become a tenant. 14:38:14 it's been fun getting to learn the building. taking the risk that we did, i wanted to make sure i knew what was going on all the time and that's why i moved into the property 25
look at the housing boom in downtown des moines, check in on some of the latest development and hear from city leaders who say there's no end in sight. kids may soon be getting more screen time in iowa's schools... state department of education officials are pushing to get computer science classes required for all iowa high schoolers. they say it'll better prepare students for a growing career field. job analysts predict the field will add nearly 500-thousand jobs before 2024. so the department plans to introduce a bill this session that would assign a group to research the idea. the hope is to have the required course in place by the 2018-2019 school year. eventually, they'd like to create a sequence of classes... from kindergarten all the way up until the 12th grade. the group wouldn't deliver its findings to lawmakers until 2016. the push comes as the west des moines school district announces its students will spend less time studying a foreign language.
thousand dollars for the upcoming school year. last night... the school board approved more than a dozen ways to do so... they include phasing out the japanese program... and starting spanish education in fourth grade... instead of first grade. the cuts are a result of declining enrollment in the district. the west des moines school district is serving up a holiday meal made for kids... the "nutrition services department" is hosting the event tonight... at the "crestview school of inquiry." its from 5-30 to 6-30... and it's free for kids 18 and younger... or 19 year olds who are still in school. the menu consists of all the traditional fixings... including turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans. officials say the meal is to promote family time at the dinner table and healthy living habits. iowa state is falling in the rankings after their latest loss on the court. the new "a-p top 25 poll" puts the cyclones at number 11... a six spot drop. the team is still nine and one despite their loss to the panthers saturday.
i-s-u is set to take on cincinnati on the road. tip time is at six tonight. and a different kind of showdown setting up in downtown des moines right now... wwe smackdown is set to tack over wells fargo arena in a couple hours. the action gets started at six... tickets are still available. still ahead... on the news at four...
announcement is hitting home for some iowans this afternoon... we'll speak with one of them... about what this means to her... after losing her mother to the growing disease. a lot of people love the unseasonably warm weather... unless your bank account depends on a hard freeze... we'll show you what's happening in a place where ice fishing is
you've gotta go pretty far north to find a spot safe enough for ice fishing this year. channel 13s roger riley shows us the situation on iowa's clear lake. situation on iowa's clear lake. nats wind.. around clear lake its a big deal when the ice comes on the lake. the clear lake water plant keeps track of when the ice comes and goes.. sot paul fredriksen/ water supt. plant at the crazy minnow bait shop.. owner dan krauth notices the lack of ice...in that people arent coming in for bait or equipment. sot dan krauth/ carzy minnow bait shop even when the ice comes..the question is..is it safe..kevan paul is a professional fishing guide.. he knows being on ice can have some
evening with mild temperatures in the low 40s. temperatures will hold steady or rise slightly through the night. a few showers will begin to develop around midnight with most of the rain occurring by 7 am. rain will be steady and heavy at times through wednesday morning. temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s through the morning but will begin to drop back to the 30s wednesday afternoon and evening. some of the rain lingering in northwest iowa may transition briefly to snow wednesday evening. a cold front will pass through on christmas eve morning. this may also bring a few light snow showers to parts of central iowa early thursday morning, but no accumulation is expected. the weather will be quiet christmas even through christmas day. more active weather returns this weekend with rain chances and possibly some snow mixing in sunday night through monday. a big alzheimer's announcement from hillary clinton is hitting
she plans to pump two million dollars per year into alzheimer's research. she's making that announcement in about and hour when she stops in fairfield... but the news is already hitting iowans. we have heather van lin on the phone, and heather this is an issue you're all too familiar with. metro fight night... we'll tell
unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
republican pack is headed back to iowa... and where you can see the fight night for yourself. plus how those republicans are stacking up against hillary clinton... and who the latest polls show she's in a dead heat with... bergdahl's back... hear what happened behind closed doors of the sergeant's first date with court... and what's making the buzz around his trial even louder. news at four front door we begin this half hour with bowe bergdahl... the sergeant faced a military judge for the first time today since the u-s army decided to proceed with a military trial. if found guilty on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy... bergdahl could face a life sentence for his disappearance in
dallof has more. good evening... it was a subdued and brief appearance for sergeant bowe bergdahl lasting no more than 15 minutes. "the judge explained sgt. bergdahl's right to be tried before a panel or military judge, the judge also inquired if sgt. bergdahl wished to enter any motions or a please at this time. sgt. bergdahl deferred all these decisions to a later hearing." his next appearance will be january 12th here at fort bragg. now as we move forward.. his attorneys may push to have this case moved to texas. bergdahl has been on desk duty at fort sam houston in san antonio, texas since he was released by taliban forces last year as part of a prisoner exchange. his case is in the spotlight right now, not only because the court case is moving forward, but also because of the podcast "serial" in which bergdahl tells interviewers he willingly left his post as part of an attempt to draw attention to perceived leadership issues with his unit. in fort bragg, north carolina... sarah
nbc's sarah dallof reporting... the man who loaned a gun to the boston bombers has been sentenced to time in prison... stephen silva says he loaned a gun to dzhokhar tsarnaev two months before the bombings... but he had no idea what he was planning... s/stephen silva "at the end of the day, he did what he did, i don't support it, i don't support any type of terrorism or violence at all, it's just sad that a close friend chose to do that with his life." silva will serve 17 months for his actions. martin shkreli is out of another job this evening... the embattled pharmaceutical exec was arrested last week on securities fraud charges. now kalobios pharmaceuticals says they've terminated the 32- year-old. the company is the second to cut ties with him in the past week. turing pharmaceuticals announced his resignation last week. shkreli has come under fire recently for hiking the price of life-saving drug known as
thousand percent.. that triggered multiple government investigations. he has pleaded not guilty and is currently out of jail on 5-million dollars bail. if convicted, shkreli could face up to 20 years in prison. home sales across america have plunged over the past month... the national association of realtors says sales of existing home dropped 10.5 percent in november. the dip comes after much of 2015 saw solid gains. analysts point to rising home prices - making it harder for people to qualify for a home. overall sales of existing homes are expected to rise 5 percent over the entire year. more and more stockings are getting stuffed... with starbucks. some 10-percent of holiday shoppers wait until at least december 23-rd to buy last gifts. that's according to the national retail federation. starbucks gift cards at least. the company expects record numbers of gift card sales this christmas. they say it's because 10 percent of shoppers wait until december 23rd to buy those last minute gifts. last year, some two-and-a-half million starbucks cards were
soon... it's all for another televised debate... and people in the metro won't have to travel far to see it. fox news announced yesterday it will host its second g-o-p primary debate next month in des moines. the 2 hour event will take place on january 28th at the iowa events center. coverages starts at 8 p-m. this is the last republican debate heading into the february 1st iowa
donald trump's lead is shrinking. that's according to the latest quinnipiac poll released this morning. it has the business mogul with 28 percent among republicans. ted cruz is nipping at his heels with 24 percent. that's followed by marco rubio and ben carson. this is the second national poll released after last week's republican debate in las vegas. meanwhile more strong attacks coming from donald trump.. since this weekend both trump publicly sparring. critics call trumps latest attacks vulgar and sexist. nbc news' edward lawrence has the story from washington. today in iowa hillary clinton on the campaign trail.... sot: hillary clinton/ d-presidential candidate :04-:11 "that is why it is important to stand up to bullies where ever they are and why we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency" she didn't mention donald trump mocking her for returning late from a bathroom break during saturday's democratic debate.. nats hillary "sorry!" sot: donald trump/ r-presidential candidate :20-:26 "i thought she gave up. where
go, they had to start the debate without her, phase 2. i know where she went, it's disgusting, i don't want to talk about it." trump went on to use, what some describe how clinton lost to barack obama in 2008. republican strategist matt schlapp says this is trump leads all republican national polls. sot: matt schlapp, republican strategist :41-:54 no one is going to sit here in front of you and tell you operatives or would say oh yea.. go out and use slang and profanity in talking about your potential opponent. but it has worked to lock up trump's frontrunner status....in today's pushed other voters to senator ted cruz as he surges to second place. sot: ted cruz / r-republican candidate 1:05-1:10 i think it could easily be a two man race between donald trump and me political insiders say clinton prods the war of words to elevate trump. sot: matt schlapp, republican strategist 1:16-1:18 i think clearly she would rather run against donald trump. the quinnipac poll shows clinton in a virtual dead heat in match-ups with senator cruz and senator marco rubio. but she would beat trump by seven points if the election were held
audio outcue: i'm edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. meanwhile ted cruz says he and trump could well be the final candidates dueling for that coveted republican nomination. presidential candidate "i did think it was interesting what donald trump said a couple of days ago that he thinks this race will come down to him and me. i think donald may well be right. i think it easily could be a two man race between donald trump and me. and i think that presents a good choice to the american people. this process is a job interview." that was his response when asked about trump during a campaign event in tennessee this morning. cruz would not speak on trump's comments about hillary clinton last night. clouds are building back into central iowa and temperatures will hold steady or rise slightly to
evening with mild temperatures in the low 40s. temperatures will hold steady or rise slightly through the night. a few showers will begin to develop around midnight with most of the rain occurring by 7 am. rain will be steady and heavy at times through wednesday morning. temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s through the morning but will begin to drop back to the 30s wednesday afternoon and evening. some of the rain lingering in northwest iowa may transition briefly to snow wednesday evening. a cold front will pass through on christmas eve morning. this may also bring a few light snow showers
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nats aaron workingout with terri weve been showing you what aaron hepker is doing in the gym to lose weight. tonight, were taking a look at how hes changing his diet. aaron is on a mission to lose about half his body weight - thats more than 200 pounds. he recently visited with a dietician to makeover his eating habits. heres sonya heitshusen with tonights workout of the week. carrie leiran is registered dietician who specializes in eating disorders. her job is to help aaron hepker understand what he needs to eat to fuel his body and what might cause him to overeat. boredom... stress and anger are
encourages aaron to start a food journal so he can log what he eats and why. leiran also wants aaron to eat throughout the day - something he isnt accustomed to doing. she says starting the day off with breakfast will curb cravings and emotional eating. 13:08:34 by not eating breakfast and lunch... they overeat or binge eat in the evening. theyre so hungry they cant fight the urges... and they grab something quick. she also offers tips on portion control... even the color of the plate is important. what aaron drinks is equally important. he used to consume about a gallon of apple juice a day. he now recognizes thats the caloric equivalent of a 2- liter bottle of mountain dew. leiran reccomends water throughout the day and discourages
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news at five starts right now. downtown des moines looks like a construction zone... with hundreds of new apartments and lofts on the way... the historic downtown hotel that is transitioning into lofts... and why so many people are expecting even more construction in the near future... "i love what i do. i definitely love what i do." he loves what he does so much, that when he is home for the holidays he's still at work... meet the professional dancer from urbandale who is inspiring younger dancers... the mall of america is fighting to prevent a protest in the middle of the christmas shopping week. who is wanting to protest... and what the mall is planning to do about
from condos to lofts.. downtown des moines is experiencing a housing boom and city leaders say there's no end in sight. good evening, i'm dan winters. i'm lynn melling in for sonya... thanks for joining us. about ten thousand people call downtown des moines home. in the new year, thousands more could do the same... as new housing projects change the landscape downtown. our jannay towne joins us with more on this housing boom... first on 13. you can't drive downtown without passing a crane or two and seeing giant concrete slabs. the new hotels, grocery and retail and housing are making for a bustling downtown des moines. downtown des moines looks like a construction zone... a sure sign that new lofts and condos are coming soon.. matt 14:45:34 this is our biggest boom. we kicked that downtown housing boom in the early mid 2000's. the recession slowed things a bit, now we're coming back. downtown is popular 47