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headed from ames, iowa to flint, michigan. how the city with a water crisis is getting an assist from a cyclone star. the news at noon... starts now. news at noon front door open good afternoon, thanks for joining us. i'm megan reuther. iowa state basketball star monte morris took part in a big send off this morning to help people in flint michigan have clean drinking water. eleven semi-trailers of drinking water are headed to flint today thanks to iowa state's number eleven. the trucks took off around ten this morning from ames. morris grew up in flint, where lead pipes are contaminating the city's water supply, making it unusable for people there. hy-vee's c-e-o saw our interview with morris last week on how he
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stepped in. monte morris was there for today's send off. the trucks should arrive in flint tomorrow. today, health officials are talking about the next steps in flint's ongoing health challenges. u-s secretary of health and human services sylvia burwell will visit a flint health center that is providing lead testing and health care services to those who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. flint's mayor has recently called for quick action to remove and
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but, governor rick snyder announced a plan yesterday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an infrastructure study first. despite having water tainted with lead, a new report shows people in flint were paying the highest water rates in the nation. the study by "the food and water watch" found flint residents paid, on average, close to 900 dollars a year for water service. that's nearly double the national average. one of the study's authors says the united nations recommends water and sewer service shouldn't be more than three percent of a household income. i n flint... those charges add up to about seven percent... here in iowa, college students will soon have to pay more. officials at all three iowa universities want to increase the cost for room and board. proposing a 3-percent increase. the plans will be discussed at next week's board of regents meeting at iowa state university. and
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it has some students wondering if college is still worth it.. are you getting ahead... or is there financial incentive in going from high school to the work force. we'll show you the numbers in a special report tonight at ten. a man wanted for attempted murder was arrested at a walmart after fighting a police officer. fort dodge police arrested 36 year old jeremy werenburg at the walmart on first avenue last night. authorities had been looking for him since sunday after they say he hit a man with a car on purpose. jail where he faces additional charges for assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury and interference with official acts causing injury. authorities say the victim from the hit and run was taken to a des moines hospital with serious injuries. police arrested a parent who made a threat to school staff members. they arrested 46 year old ortan haywood who was wanted on a warrant out of texas. he has
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threat incident and is currently in the davis county jail. a threat was made by the parent yesterday morning. that prompted the collins-maxwell high school and middle school to go on lockdown. the lockdown has been lifted but remains under investigation. hundreds of high school athletes and thousands of fans will make their way downtown the next few days for the state wrestling tournament. officials from the iowa high school athletic association expect 80-thousand fans will attend. so getting there maybe a little bit of a headache. there is no direct skywalk access to wells fargo because of the construction of the new hotel attached to the convention center. event organizers say if you're going there today or tomorrow plan ahead of time for traveling. "so if they follow the signage and they look for the parking ramps and look for those areas that are high lighted as where they should go. they can go to your website. go to our website and get some information. they just need to me prepared when they get here to have some
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parking is also limited around wells fargo and the event center is urging to read all signs before your park as the limitations on parking vary. the spring like weather is hard to believe, but if is finally here. let's head down to amber alexander at the science center. ad lib wx quick president obama formally announced today that he will be
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visit to the country of cuba. today he tweeted this saying quote. "next month i'll travel to cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the cuban people." end quote. this will be part of a larger trip he will be taking across latin america. it comes after the president formally re-opened ties with cuba in 2014. president obama is the first president to visit cuba since calvin coolidge visited in 1928. ted cruz and marco rubio say the president shouldn't go to cuba until it's free of what they called it's repressive regime.
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back to rome from mexico, said today that donald trump "is not christian" if he pledges to build a wall between the united states and mexico. this is what donald trump had to say. 28-50 "the mexican government fed the pope tremendous stuff about me, trump is not a good person...i just got a call, they said the pope just a made a statement about you, what did the pope say? i like the pope. was it good or bad? if it's good i like the pope, if it's bad i don't like the pope." the pope said he would not get involved in whom catholics should vote for. with south carolina's primary two days away -- the republican race may have reached a turning point. journal poll shows ted cruz leading the gop field for the first time, pulling ahead of donald trump by two points nationwide.
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here in south carolina, ted cruz is savoring his new perch atop the republican field. "the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, dc." with the republican field shrinking after the new hampshire primary, the nbc/wall street journal poll now shows a dramatic shift from last month -- cruz up eight points and trump dropping seven. sot trump/msnbc "i have never done well in those wall street journal polls. i think someone at the wsj doesn't like me." just days til south carolina votes... "here's a guy who raises the bible and he tells fibs, he tells lies." ..the trump-cruz feud is escalating. "file the lawsuit." cruz... daring trump to sue him over this ad, attacking trump's past comments on abortion. trump/mtp: "i am pro-choice in every respect." narr: "we cannot trust donald trump with these serious decisions." trump's lawyers call it "defamatory"... insisting he now opposes abortion. trump taunting cruz: "time will tell, teddy"... ... before backing off his threat during an msnbc town hall.
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business, i've had great success with lawsuits, i've had great success in things i do. and i don't know that we're going to have a lawsuit, but we certainly want to keep somebody honest." here, in south carolina -- trump still dominates... with cruz well behind... ... but marco rubio's picking up steam and another critical endorsement from the most popular politician in the state, governor nikki haley. "we say that every day is a great day in south carolina. if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america." not a great day for jeb bush -- who just 24 hours earlier, told nbc news haley's endorsement would be the most powerful one in the state. bush now acknowledging his disappointment -- but remaining defiant. "it's all been decided apparently. the pundits have made it all, it's all decided. i mean we don't have to go vote i guess. it's all finished. i should stop campaigning maybe, huh? let's just uh, it's all done, that's not how democracy works, right?
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tonight the republican candidates will face off in a town hall in south carolina. it airs on cnn tonight at 7 p-m central time live in south carolina. as for democrats...they are just hours away from their democratic town hall in las vegas. and with just two days out from the state's caucuses hillary clinton and bernie sanders have plenty on the line in nevada. tonight's town hall will be at aired on msnbc at 8 p-m central time in las vegas. nbc's chuck todd and jose diaz balart will moderate the event. also, rachel maddow will interview vice president joe biden an hour before the town hall. coming up on the channel 13 news at noon... it's iowa film festival season..... we have a guest on our show to share with us how she is promoting local films. and the upcoming film festivals you can attend. plus... medical cannabis is
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but iowa lawmakers are doing more to legalize it. why some lawmakers say it's not so easy...and hear from the emotional supporters who say they need the medication available to survive their medical conditions. iowa lawmakers met last night to
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provide cannabis oil for extremely sick iowans. for the third year, lawmakers are considering a medical cannabis bill ... one supporters think could
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channel 13's justin surrency explains who will benefit and why some people hope the bill is rejected again... "if the iowa legislature, this building had any shred of decency, any compassion whatsoever, this bill would have been passed year's ago."a new look, scaled back cannabis oil bill unveiled wednesday could be the key... "to be able to focus it in a way that it can be both meaningful, impactful and face a reality of moving it forward in both chambers."house study bill 607... would allow the manufacturing and dispensing of cannibus oil to individuals with m-s, epilepsy and terminal cancer for the first time in iowa...providing a glimmer of hope some have felt... "today my son is 234 days faces say a lot it shows his progression on how the drugs were treating him to now he's walking, talking, playing."but those against the bill say it's not that simple... "when we look at marijuana use and actns of youth in other states with medical marijuana programs, we will see an increase in youth marijuana use."emotional supporters say
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may have in iowa, but they are certain what it can do.. "now is the time to make treatment available to iowans to help all those suffering from epilepsy as well as other debilitating e medical conditions."sally gaer's daughter margaret is 26 and has epilepsy... over the year's they've been prescribed 16 non successful medications such as lamictal, zonegran, diamox and trileptal which come with side effects such as vomiting, rapid heart rate, back pain, blurred vision tremors and increased seizures.. "since starting the oil, her seizures have reduced. she's been sleeping thorough the night for the first time in her life...naysayers urge iowa to be cautious... "i don't think this is the venue or the way to achieve the success we want that's credible and scientifically reasonable and the most healthy application of medicine for
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time for a better life ... " look these suffering patients in the eye and tell them that you know better than they do." the bill passed in both the subcommittee and commerce committee today and can now move to the house floor. welcome back... iowa's film
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coming up on the channel 13 news at noon. dart is a popular way for many residents to get around the metro.
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how the company is keeping that trend alive. with the more spring like weather, many of you will start walking instead of taking some sort of transportation. but regardless of the weather, the public transit provides about 16- thousand rides a day. channel
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you can help update its plan for the future this month. some des moines students are already seasoned riders.. claretta 14:10:25 the first time i actually started riding was when i was in middle school 30 for them, theres no yellow school bus... israel 14:24:00 i take the bus in the morning, come down here, i take, i hop off the 6 to 7 to get go up to school 05 they ride dart. the public transit provides about 35- hundred rides a day... picking up and dropping off middle and high school students. amanda 14:03:47 its also good for us to introduce that younger population to public transit. the long range plan, 'dart forward 2035', is designed to not only increase ridership, but meet the mobility needs in the des moines area.. in the last five years, dart has added new routes, made them run more often, and offered sunday service.... all the while trying to keep up with the changing technology. amanda 14:05:54 we are looking at everything from mobile ticketing for our customers to new fare boxes that can use smart card technology. so how do we make it easier for people to ride 02 a real time tracker 'app' is one way to do that. riders can now locate their bus and get arrival and department
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with uber's on call transportation app. amanda 14:02:23, there are some agencies that are beginning to use that similar technology for public transit so how does that technology and i want it on my app and i want to be able to call it when i want i do. how does that apply to public transit 38 some riders don't aren't in it for the long haul.. israel 14:22:09 always for school while others plan to leave the driving to others.. claretta 14:11:40 i will definitely keep riding the bus 14:11:50 i think it's good for environmental reasons. i don't actually want to drive 52 jt channel 13 news. dart is looking for your input. you can fill out a survey at ride dart- dot com... and attend one of the public meetings at the end of the month. you'll find the
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the action at wells fargo arena. how to get around and the closure that could cause delays. clean water. eleven trucks are headed from ames, iowa to flint, michigan. how
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getting an assist from a cyclone star. good afternoon, thanks for joining us. i'm megan reuther. iowa state basketball star monte morris took part in a big send off this morning to help people in flint michigan have clean drinking water. eleven semi-trailers of drinking water are headed to flint today thanks to iowa state's number eleven. the trucks took off around ten this morning from ames. morris grew up in flint, where lead pipes are contaminating the city's water supply, making it unusable for people there. hy-vee's c-e-o saw our interview with morris last week on how he wanted to help people in his home town...and stepped in. monte morris was there for today's send off. the trucks should arrive in
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today, health officials are talking about the next steps in flint's ongoing health challenges. u-s secretary of health and human services sylvia burwell will visit a flint health center that is providing lead testing and health care services to those who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. flint's mayor has recently called for quick action to remove and replace old pipes in the city. but, governor rick snyder announced a plan yesterday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and
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hundreds of high school athletes and thousands of fans will make their way downtown the next few days for the state wrestling tournament. officials from the iowa high school athletic association expect 80-thousand fans will attend. so getting there maybe a little bit of a headache. there is no direct skywalk access to wells fargo because of the construction of the new hotel attached to the convention center. event organizers say if you're going there today or tomorrow plan ahead of time for traveling. "so if they follow the signage and they look for the parking ramps and look for those areas that are high lighted as where they should go. they can go to your website. go to our website and get some information. they just need to me prepared when they get here to have some delays." parking is also limited around wells fargo and the event center is urging to read all signs before your park as the limitations on parking vary. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to amber
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president obama formally announced today that he will be making a historic visit to the country of cuba. today he tweeted this saying quote. "next month i'll travel to cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the cuban people." end quote. this will be part of a larger trip he will be taking across latin america. it comes after the president formally re-opened ties with cuba in 2014. president obama is the first president to visit cuba since calvin coolidge visited in 1928. ted cruz and marco rubio say the president shouldn't go to cuba until it's free of what they called it's repressive regime. pope francis, who is traveling back to rome from mexico, said today that donald trump "is not christian" if he pledges to build a wall between the united states and mexico. this is what donald trump had to say. 28-50 "the mexican government fed the pope tremendous stuff about me, trump is not a good person...i just got a call, they said the pope just a made a statement about you, what did the pope say? i like the pope. was it good or bad? if it's good i
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bad i don't like the pope." the pope said he would not get involved in whom catholics should vote for. with south carolina's primary two days away -- the republican race may have reached a turning point. the nbc news / wall street journal poll shows ted cruz leading the gop field for the first time, pulling ahead of donald trump by two points nationwide. peter alexander has the story. here in south carolina, ted cruz is savoring his new perch atop the republican field. "the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, dc." with the republican field shrinking after the new hampshire primary, the nbc/wall street journal poll now shows a dramatic shift from last month -- cruz up eight points and trump dropping seven.
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street journal polls. i think me." just days til south carolina votes... "here's a guy who raises the tells lies." ..the trump-cruz feud is escalating. "file the lawsuit." cruz... this comments on abortion. trump/mtp: "i am pro-choice in every respect." narr: "we cannot trust donald trump with these serious decisions." trump's lawyers call it "defamatory"... insisting he now opposes abortion. trump taunting cruz: "time will tell, teddy"... ... before backing off his threat during an msnbc town hall. "i've had great success in business, i've had great success with lawsuits, i've had great success in things i do. and i don't know that we're going to have a lawsuit, but we certainly want to keep somebody honest." here, in south carolina -- trump still dominates... with cruz well behind... ... but marco rubio's picking up steam and
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from the most popular politician in the state, governor nikki haley. "we say that every day is a great day in south carolina. if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america." not a great day for jeb bush -- who just 24 hours earlier, told nbc news haley's endorsement would be the most powerful one in the state. bush now acknowledging his disappointment -- but remaining defiant. "it's all been decided apparently. the pundits have made it all, it's all decided. i mean we don't have to go vote i guess. it's all finished. i should stop campaigning maybe, huh? let's just uh, it's all done, that's not how democracy works, right? peter alexander reporting. tonight the republican candidates will face off in a town hall in south carolina. it airs on cnn tonight at 7 p-m central time live in south carolina. as for democrats...they are just hours away from their democratic town hall in las vegas. and with just two days out from the state's caucuses hillary
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bernie sanders have plenty on the line in nevada. tonight's town hall will be at time in las vegas. nbc's chuck todd and jose diaz balart will moderate the event. also, rachel maddow will interview vice president joe hall. iowa's lieutenant governor kim reynolds addressed the importance of stem education in the quad cities. reynolds spoke to students at bettendorf high school yesterday. u-s senator chuck grassley joined her as well as the president of the united states patent and trademark office... they praised bettendorf's initiative with stem learning...they offer 34 different programs... stem focuses on science...technolog y...engineering and math. reynolds wants to encourage more students to be involved in stem.... 9:28 "we want to make sure when our students leave high school they are prepared either for a career for post- secondary education. and stem drives innovation entrepenurialship and just problem solving and creative thinking" the conversation on stem
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stem day coming up after the break... we have a guest on our show that promotes iowa film festivals. how the process works and find out when you can attend upcoming
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welcome back... iowa's film festival season has officially kicked off and with that in mind, there are six iowa
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you can attend this year. today we have the executive producer liz gilman who shares with us how she promotes iowa to film production companies and the movie industry. a campaign called "get away to the big screen." -vist to the sundance film festival to promote iowa to
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geiger. this year could be a competitive one for the conservation reserve program.. the iowa farm service agency is in charge of that here... they say iowa has the most c-r-p contracts in the nation.. about a hundred thousand. the next highest is about 74
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high.. iowa has one point four million acres.. nationally.. there are 23 point five million acres.. and it all caps at 24 million. in recent years.. the f-s-a says contracts have stayed steady.. but acres have slowly declined.. this could be a year where net acres go up.. iowa could add another hundred thousand.. and depending on if you're a cash-rent farmer or a landowner it could be good or bad. "if you're a producer that's losing acres to crp, it's bad. that's just the way it is. if you're someone that's trying to address a resource concern, which a lot of producers are doing that for water quality. it's a good thing." the decision to put more land into c-r-p would also be an important business decision.. the iowa f-s-a uses the average crop rental rates from the u-s- d-a.. the latest are from 2013.. so higher than usual.. since crop prices have fallen.. it might make more sense to put land into conservation.. but there will be heavy competition..
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sign up because of the high value land here.. when compared to.. for example.. western states taking care of wind erosion. "and you know, their cash rental rate may only be in the $40-50 range. our cash rental rates are higher. they gain points based on costs. we lose points based on costs. so we're actually a little less competitive in a general signup." iowan landowners will still have continuous sign up.. which is measured by qualification.. it's a range bound trade.. and hogs are still beating expectations.. grains finally cracked a bit and are down a couple pennies. and that's all i have for the
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agribusiness report.. i'll see you again tomorrow. we put stories up every day.. check out who-tv dot com..
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before we go... these two panda cubs are learning to walk for the first time at a toronto zoo.
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>> belle: you don't think she has the right to pay them back for everything they've
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was right that she dragged you into it. but, hey, you know, you've got some mad money now, and what could go wrong with stealing from the dimeras? >> belle: they don't know. >> shawn: did it--did it ever cross your mind that you would be putting our family, our daughter, in their sights? the dimeras, they are not picky about how they exact revenge. >> belle: do you hear yourself right now? i mean, maybe, maybe i would listen to what you had to say about this particular issue if you hadn't judged everything that i've said and done for the last two years. >> shawn: okay. [stutters] oh, i'm sorry, am i supposed to just not care that you had an affair? >> belle: [chuckles] okay, shawn. you know what? you're right. you're right, right right, and i'm wrong, wrong, wrong, but that was true before i strayed. you and everyone who says that they love and trust me think that i'm incapable of making a good decision. >> shawn: look, did you think that aiding and abetting sami in an embezzlement scheme was a good decision?

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