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followed by another arctic blast this weekend. a few reminders about what the cold can do to your pipes and how to keep them from bursting. protection problem.. a small central iowa town is feeling vulnerable after most of its police force resigns. why the officers left... and who is keeping the community safe. and the winner is.. actually... three tickets picked all the right numbers in last night's billion dollar jackpot. we'll tell you where they were sold. it's thursday january 14th.. today in iowa starts now.... get ready for some major melting today with highs close to 50 this afternoon under sunny skies. another arctic cold front arrives on friday bringing more clouds, a few flurries and colder temperatures. we will go through another blast of cold air for the weekend with highs in the teens and overnight lows in the single digits above and
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first on 13... america has crowned a new powerball winner... or we should say winners.. this morning. but unless you're from california, tennessee, or florida... it isn't you. here they are... last night's lucky powerball numbers. 4-8-19-27-34 and powerball 10.
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exactly. one at a california seven eleven... and two others in tennessee and to split the record breaking prize... breaking 300 million a piece. yesterday billionaire hopefuls here in iowa pushed their luck in force... many... tried to strike gold cedar rapids hy- sold back in 2012. one iowan is waking up a millionaire today though... lottery officials say an iowan purchased a ticket good for two million. a handful of other iowa tickets were only one number away... landing ticket holders with 50- thousand and 100-thousand dollar prizes. financial experts have a word of advice... for those lucky few waking up winners. "you're definitely gonna wanna have a tax repairer or cpa,
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you're probably gonna wanna have some kind of a financial planner." experts say winners should start building a financial team now. they will help you decide on the safest place to keep your winnings... and the best way to make your wealth last. the trial of a clive murder suspect has come to an unexpected halt. 26-year old joe lopez is charged with killing his girlfriend's one- year old daughter... the little girl suffered a skull fracture and broken ribs. lopez claims she fell from a high chair, but medical experts disagree. yesterday, the prosecution called the girl's mother to the stand... 'were you still in a romantic relationship with mr. lopez? ' - 'it was on and off, um, he would force sexual intercourse with me.' -- nissa alvarez - mother of deceased toddler 'well, lets just talk about did you write him a love letter? -- nan horvat - assistant polk county attorney 'i did.' - nissa alvarez - mother of deceased toddler alvarez made the claim in front of the jury... potentially influencing its alvarez made the claim in front of the jury... potentially influencing its decision... so the judge was
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now it's back to the beginning for everyone... tons 399149 1:20 - 1:36 everybody involved in the case on every side of the case, and including the witnesses as well im sure are disappointed, because it means backing up to square one and trying the case all over again and its disappointing for everyone involved.' prosecutors would not comment on the mistrial. lopez will remain in custody until a second trial... that's currently scheduled for early may. the state's chief justice is fighting to have less black iowans behind bars... 11:23:32-45 "racial disparity remains too high. we know we have more work to do and will continue to work with communities to develop broad- based solutions to this complex issue." yesterday chief justice mark cady gave his state of the
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in it he echoed governor branstad... saying a racial disparity within the department of corrections is one of the court system's biggest challenges... more than nine-percent of adult black males in iowa are behind bars.. that's one of the highest percentages in the country. the waukee high school community
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today... the student is part of the 9th leading cause of death in iowa... channel 13's justin surrency explains how the victim's parents are using the tragedy to help other families... "what can i learn through my loneliness? am i to find fellowship, with others or remain alone." words written in a prayer book by 18 year old drew lienemann shortly before he attempted suicide saturday, and was pronounced dead two days later... "we will never fully understand this impulsive action that lead
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center doctor of behavioral health sasha khosravi says it's an alarming trend ... "you feel isolated, you feel alone, you feel like no one can relate to you and you already feel like a burden when you are in that state of emotions and unfortunately you don't reach out for help." as the lienemann family and waukee family cope with the heartbreaking loss... they aren'tone...suidithe number 2 ading cause of deaths for iowans ages 15 to 34 . e want to encourage anyoneruggling with suicide to at r help immediately."but it's easier said then done "i think it makes peopluncomfortable, again theres i d associated stigma with identifying it as a sign of weakness...."in 20-15 alone there were 447 suicide deaths in wa...128 more than e iowa department ofansportaons fatality countom the samear...those numbers coupled with the csing of two state mental hospitals arleading some to ink suici t getting theattention it deserves... "in the general big scheme of ings we are very far off from where we need be and we need that support not only from a financial rspecve, a legislative rspective." cording to the american undation for suicide evention onepern dies by suici every 20 urs in iowa, dwicontinue to live through organ nation...helping others... buts parents say hipact had he asked for help... could have been tenfold... "maybe a few people will be touched by this and th's greatt how many more clhave andst given this dark timeit st seems like a waste."a stee nemanns hope others can avoid
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"seeking help is not a sign ofakness but a sign ofrengthiowa provides crisis assistance via call or text... you can find those numbers on our web page... who-tv-dot-com. a marion county community is in need of assistance on the streets... the town of melcher-dallas is down to just one -- part-time -- police officer... after four officers abruptly resigned this week. last night city leaders held a meeting to decide what to do about it. they aren't saying what led them to step down... but they're already seeing what town will be without them... tons 399217 :13 - :28 if folks know that there's going to be officers around the chances of something happening.. a bar fight may be the exception, is reduced greatly council members couldn't come up
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they do, the marion county sheriff's department will take over patrolling town. piles of job applications are headed for des moines today... the 20-16 iowa career expo takes over hy-vee hall ts morning. 80-employers will be there... all are looking to hire... jobs include everything from entry level... to manufacturing... and human services. the expo runs from ten to two-30. local plumbers are urging people to pay more attention to their pipes... out of sight, out of mind and that's usually where plumbing is so if we think about those things we can prevent some major damage. sunday and monday's frigid temps have them plenty busy this week... with pipes freezing across town... to avoid having make that dreaded call... they say you should trickle some cold water through your faucets... and open to avoid having make that
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should trickle some cold water through your faucets... and open under-sink cabinet doors to keep pipes warm. but they say leaving another door open... can cost you big time. they forget they're going to just run to the store or something, and they have pipes above their garage door, and they leave the garage door open. that's one of the main things we find at this time of year. the pipes above the garage freeze and break and the drywall on the garage all falls down. burst pipes can cost you anywhere from 5-hundred to 5-thousand dollars. a new food truck is headed to
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but this latest addition to the fleet... is serving up more than fresh food.... coming up, hear what else they're serving up to people of the metro. get ready for some major melting
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under sunny skies. another arctic cold front arrives on friday bringing more clouds, a few flurries and colder temperatures. we will go through another blast of cold air for the weekend with highs in the teens and overnight lows in the single digits above and below zero. no snow
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lunch on the go is getting a new
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purpose... after the break, we take a first look at what you can expect... and see how it plans to get iowans with disabilities in on the growing industry. our to is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field.
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she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit
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i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. our top story... three people have been named powerball winners this morning... california, tennessee and florida each sold one winning ticket. that means winners will have to split the billion-dollar prize... and settle for 300 million a piece. one iowan did pick up a ticket good for two million. a handful of others were just one number away. the stage is set this morning for the first republican debate of the new year... seven candidates take the main stage... to face off on domestic and international issues. carly fiorina, mike huckabee and rick santorum are on the undercard stage... the main debate begins at 8 on
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food trucks have become a popular lunch stop for people in des moines... now, one non-profit has plans for a food truck with a purpose. now, one non-profit has plans for a food truck with a purpose. channel 13's megan reuther has the story. as people look forward to the sizzle of the grill... a metro non-profit plans to offer a new place to grab food on the go. @13:58 "we are going to be launching a program, hopefully this spring/summer. it's going to be called food truck with a purpose." easter seals iowa helps people with disabilities live, learn, work and play in the community. the organization is looking for a truck and developing a menu. the goal is to provide job training to those they serve. @14:16 "they would have opportunity to learn how to develop a menu, to market, to sell and to produce the product we will be serving." they plan to use some of the fresh produce from the easter seals garden. about thirty clients will have the chance to work in the truck throughout the year. @14:24 "ougoal is to me up with ahmenu choices we could sell fromfd truck to our community d the oceeds from this will go back support our mission for the work we do in our community." standup@23:26 "the food truck with a purpose is going to take about $65,000 to start up, but the project is getting a boost thanks to a community challenge." @6:34 "the ignite community innovation challenge was actually launched in 2014 @ 6:41 "it's a
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ally the non-profit sector to -ame re-imagine how they'll carry out thr mission." irty metro non-pfits aliedfor the community foundation of eater des moines' condignite community innovation allenge. eleven businesses nded the investment doars.eally with all these fferentnders coming together, we can eate one opportunity to ally allow non-profit ganizations to pause andthink how they would do something if they had the nding." easter seals won more than 25 ousand doars to get the oject going. @17:35 e a really hoping by this summer at you'll be able to me iand purchase product and enjoy our tasty affair that we'll be selling.lling fresh food from a truck with a purpose. in des moines,gan reuther, channel 13 news.
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they won a 20-thousand dollar investment fort dodge is welcoming a new cafe... where paying is optional... i do a lot of baking, and was looking for something that i could give back to the community..a community that has helped me become a much better person jodie tietsort is a recovering alcoholic who wanted to give back
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so she opened "southwest circle cafe" ... where the rule is "pay if you can"... 'you can pay that suggested price, or if you dont have that much, you can pay what you can, or if you dont have anything, were gonna serve you anyway, what we ask is that you volunteer after you eat. whether you volunteer here at the cafe, or for another service organization here in town. tietsort hopes the cafe will help combat hunger in fort dodge. already a number of
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(phone ringing) (phone ringing) you can't deal with something by ignoring it . but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard and pay into it, so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates!
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the hawkeyes head to michigan state tonight.. it's a team they've already
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but this time... they play them in east lansing. we'll tell you how long it's been since iowa has won there. fight night... the republicans prep for their first she's always stood strong... ...to get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights. the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world.
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you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create
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