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morning... hear which white house hopefuls are wasting no time getting back to iowa. off the ice.. why the d-n-r says it won't allow fishing on parts of a big metro lake even if the ice is thick enough. and how long this ban will last. funding request.. why the des moines school district says state money is all wrong. money than other schools.
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are just starting to decide how much money iowa schools should get this year... but educators here in the metro say they already know des moines' students deserve more of it. "here in des moines public schools, three fourth's of students qualify for free and reduced lunch." des moines public school officials say they have significantly more students in poverty than nearby districts... but they're getting about the same amount of money to help provide free or reduced lunches. so they're asking the state to change how it disperses cash to schools... they're also hoping lawmakers will consider helping another growing portion of its students. "we have got students from 88 different countries, 1600 refugee students in dsm, 6,500 ell students in total..." the state currently funds english lessons for 5 years... school
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right now iowa democrats want a four-percent increase overall... and republicans want two-percent... governor branstad suggestion falls in the middle.... a 2.45 percent increase... that comes out to 145 million dollars. winners in the billion-plus powerball prize have yet to come forward this morning... but we do know the iowa man who can call part of the record breaking jackpot... his. 47:58-48:06 the car was just too small to hold in.. happiest couple in the world 23-year old bryon stewart says he was sitting in his car wednesday when he found out he was a millionaire. his ticket came from a casey's in onawa... and came just shy of hitting the billion- dollar jackpot... it did match everything but the powerball though... which is good for two-million. he says he'll use the money to pay off
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a west des moines family had to escape their burning home yesterday... when the fire crews arrived... get inside and finish doing the job investigators say the fire caused extensive damage to the second floor of the home near brown's woods. but they credit yesterday's warm weather with helping prevent an even worse situation... with no fire hydrants near the home... crews had to haul in water... and that's a process that's much harder in freezing temps. luckily, no one was injured... the cause is under investigation. family and friends are rallying for justice for their loved one today... 68-year old shirley carter was shot to death in her lacona home last june. so far, authorities have made no arrests. but carter's husband says he
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pulled the trigger. the division of criminal investigation has not commented on that claim. today... friends and family will hold a justice for shirley rally outside the marion county courthouse. a waterloo daycare provider is facing time behind bars today. she is accused in the death of a one year old... it happened at this in-home daycare back in june... police say the infant was put in a carseat.. then placed in a closet for two hours. during that time, they say the child slipped down in the car seat... and choked on the buckle. yesterday prosecutors charged the daycare owner... amy hangartner with child endangerment resulting in death. she faces 50-years in prison if convicted. a northwest iowa woman is lucky to be alive this morning... shaniqwa hayes went missing on sunday... the 24-year-old apparently had car trouble.. and tried to walk for help in single digit temperatures...
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county sheriff's office got a call from nebraska authorities that they found her face down in the snow... just a short distance away from her car. now family is thanking the people of northwest iowa... for helping bring her home. "it makes me proud of sioux city. how many people reached out and shared everything that they shared and really looking for her shows that she has a lot of people that cared for her." hayes is still being treated for exposure at a sioux city hospital. family members say she is in intensive care and is still unable to speak with doctors. central iowans will have another place to plan shopping trips come ground thaw... that's when crews will start work on a highly anticipated outlet mall in altoona... the new shopping center will feature 75 stores in an open air layout. it'll be located just south of bass pro shops along interstate 80.
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donald trump is headed for iowa fresh off the debate stage this morning... today he'll host a town hall meeting at living history farms in urbandale.
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event begins at ten. last night the gloves came off between trump and ted cruz... the two had avoided attacking each other in the past, but at last night's fox debate... they threw that out the window. tracie potts has more from washington. the 7 candidates left on the main stage at the fox business debate tried to focus on president obama: presidential candidate"this guy is a petulant child." and hillary clinton: presidential candidate"hillary clinton would be a national security disaster." but at times, they turned on each other. donald trump questioned ted cruz's birth to an american in canada: presidential candidate"there's a big question mark on your head, and you can't do that to the party." marco rubio accused cruz of flip-flopping on immigration: presidential candidate"that 's not consistent conservatism... that's political calculation." presidential candidate"at least half marco said are flat out false." ben carson tried to be the umpire: presidential candidate"and i just want to take opportunity 2012 elecon we when y werepublicans tore themselves apart have to stop this." czexplained not disclosi a half million dollar loanh he ran for senate: esidential candidate"i made a perwork error." there were differences on iran, syria.. nning muslims..and eer to x chinese imports: esidential candidate"i think
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publican debate left befo e iowa caucuses.dio outcue: tracie potts, nbc w washington. at last debate will take place re in des moines... onnuary 28. the democrats take their turn this sunday... martin o'malley... bernie sanders... and hillary clinton face off in their first debate of the year it'll be hosted by lester holt... right here on nbc. iowa veterans are speaking up about a decision regarding those who fake military honors. this week a federal court ruled
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unearned military medals. for local veterans... it's a decision that's hard to comprehend. "these medals were written up years and years and years ago, for a reason. and now, you're taking it all away. the medals are going to be absolutely worthless. if anyone can wear them, what good are they?" it is still illegal to profit from lying about military service.... but congress no longer considers it illegal to wear unearned medals. the d-n-r says a portion of big creek lake is off-limits for ice fishing... that's because the dam there is a construction zone. crews are installing flood have a from freezing. a construction zone isn't good for fishing anyhow... dinner yesterday. the tell us.. away from the dam
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the ice is always safe at brenton skating plaza... the warm temps had a few people lacing up and hitting the rink yesterday. tons 399295 :04 - :10 i think its a really uniquely engaged
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tons 399295 :04 - :10 i think its a really uniquely engaged era of kids - susan vernon still ahead... meet the woman challenging today's tech-savy generation to engage in age old literature... that's coming up, as this
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getting teens to engage in old literature... may sound like pulling teeth... but for one north polk woman... it's her passion... after the break, jodi whitworth introduces us to this month's golden apple recipient.
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. of the state's education budget... officials say they deserve more money... because they have to support a large number of students
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district's students qualify for free or reduced lunches. lawmakers are still stuck deciding on much money will go to iowa's schools overall. last night's republican presidential debate came to a combative end... donald trump and ted cruz ended a previously friendly relationship with repeated clashes. the latest polls show trump and cruz just three points apart in iowa -- with cruz in the lead. trump looks to change that in iowa today. he'll be in urbandale for a town hall meeting this morning. students at north polk high school say their english teacher has a special way with words... and because of it they nominated her for a golden apple award. channel 13's jodi whitworth has more on this month's recipient, susan vernon i think its a really uniquely engaged era of kids - susan vernon despite what some experts believe -- that technology is creating a decline in critical thinking skills... susan vernon says in her class room... she's seeing the opposite 415715 - i see kids who are more engaged in literature than they
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greater connection to the world are more involved in the issues an topics the literature might bring up - susan vernon challenging a new generation to engage and discuss old literature classics...is a passion of the high school english lit teacher 425001 - the purpose of literature isnt what it teaches you about something that happened 500 years ago but its what it teaches you about humanity today - susan vernon her current students say the level of critical - thinking n't easy... 171102 - when weve our discussion, we nelate to it,worldy things yourself and i didnt do bad on e test - willm but former students say it's rth it.... 135713 i h toke a first year seminar at drake and we did a lot of eative writing and i would not have been able through if i hadnt had high hool - lily so,o them it'sno surprise t x year e golden apple award on behalf of allied insun62915 its not just about, n i give em all the right information, s about what kind of humaning eey going to because of thatformation and how i helped them look at that - susan vernon using literature and writing as a way gateway tool to help udents press themselve2121 - ifis is the future of thmnity than im so excited because u guys are awesome, thank you so much ... - at podium
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for the golden apple award... head to our website w-h-o-tv dot com
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last time iowa hawkeyes won in east lansing... it looked like this... the year was 1993 and the original jurassic park was still in theaters. coming up, we'll tell you if they were able to reverse the curse in 2016... 1:10 - 1:17 marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. anen voted for i he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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