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[cheers and applause]is finally standing trial in the death of his wife. why it took so long and why the trial had to be moved to a different part of the state. and des moines police say the sole suspect of a murder last month was killed in a separate incident about a week ago. what evidence links him to the crime. the news at noon starts now. news at noon front door open good afternoon. i'm megan reuther. thank you for joining us. police say d-n-a links a man killed by urbandale police officers to a des moines murder. des moines police say ali yahia is believed to be responsible for
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mcneeley. mcneeley was stabbed to death in her home in the 1400 block of pioneer road at 4:30 a.m. on january 24th. today, police say blood found at the scene matches yahia's d-n-a. yahia was shot and killed by urbandale police officers earlier this month... after they were called to the merle hay holiday inn on a drug complaint. after entering the lobby, officers confronted three people and a scuffle began with yahia who opened fire. officers returned fire and yahia was hit and died at the scene. des moines police say yahia had a lengthy criminal history and was particularly dangerous. 9:04:59 'you know when we think about the reason we get into the business and putting bad guys in prison... this is the guy were thinking about. this guy was a known violent offender... no empathy for anyone else i believe he had no conscience and his actions very clearly demonstrate that he was very violent.' officials believe yahia is also
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cases based on evidence. jury selection is currently underway in a boone murder trial. after being postponed five times, alexander fazzino is standing trial...facing a first degree murder charge. jury selection started at nine this morning in decorah. he's accused of killing his wife, emily in the couple's home in january 2012. authorities found emily's body in the bathroom. fazzino's trail has been delayed five times... most recently so he could care for his daughter as she recovered from a bone marrow transplant. a man is charged following an south-east side of des moines... just before 2:30 this morning a fight broke out at a party near the quiktrip on south east 14th. the victim came to the store, with a minor stab wound and was later treated at a local hospital. a suspect vehicle... and arrested 22 - year - old daniel cruz. he is now charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
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cruz. des moines police have arrested man on fire... moines is now facing charges of attempted murder and willful reports it happened saturday at a home in street. police found a man with burns... he claims it was thornton who lit him on fire. the two were apparently engaged. she is now in custody at the polk county jail. this weekend, there is potential of flooding because of ice jams... several jams were reported overnight along the des moines river basin including near fort dodge and fraser. river rises of 3 to 4 feet have occurred behind these jams and...they can lead to flash flooding of low lying areas. the jams are expected to move south down the des moines racoon river are near flood stage in des moines.
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slowing snow melt should slow further runoff... stopping major problems. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... meteorologist joins us now... ad lib wx quick today's weather will be relatively quiet. we will have a mix of clouds and sun and temperatures will reach the mid 40s this afternoon. winds will shift to the south- southeast this afternoon and
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we're learning more about saturday's shooting spree in michigan... ...which left six people dead and 2 others hospitalized. the suspect is due in court today to face murder charges. reid binion reports. "these were very deliberate killings."prosecutor jeff getting, describing the calm manner in which he says uber driver jason brian dalton carried out saturday night's shooting spree. "this wasn't hurried in any way, shape or form. they're on video. we've watched the video with law
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played over the course of nearly seven hours... ...starting at an apartment complex late saturday afternoon.... ...where police say he gunned down a woman in the parking lot. the victim is hospitalized, and expected to survive... ....her neighbors described the horrifying attack. "he was here to kill."more than four hours later, another attack - a father and his teenage son shot and killed at a car dealership. just minutes after that, police say dalton opened fire on five people in a restaurant parking lot, killing four and injuring another. he was finally arrested just after 12:30 am sunday morning. a passenger who rode with dalton before the rampage described troubling behavior. "we got maybe a mile from my house, got a telephone call, after that call he started driving erratically. we were kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn. once he came to a stop i jumped out of the car and ran away."perhaps even more bizarre, a source with knowledge of the investigation says dalton picked up and dropped off passengers
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think he was looking for even more fares after the final attack. i'm reid binion, reporting. uber confirmed to cnn that dalton, 45, was an uber driver and said he had passed a background check. they also issued a statement extending condolences to victims and families and offering to help with the investigation. spring is just around the corner... and for people planting a garden...one ingredient may be tough to find. bees... it doesn't seem like a traditional garden item, but bees are pivotal to the growth of a healthy garden. the polk county conservation estimates in the last 10 years, the total bee population has dropped 75-percent. local organizations like cherry glen learning farm in polk city are hoping to help bees fight back with beekeeping classes. these classes cover how the bees are dying and what you can do to help. dying and what you can do to help. "so we can get them into the groove of what to do and how to manage them ahead of time. it saves having an emergency. we also make food at home at home for the bees until there are flowers and pollen out there to give them a head start." dr. meylor says you don't have
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bees...you can just simply cut pesticides in your own garden. book worms are facing a closure at a metro library... the clive library is closing it's doors to patrons starting today. it's only for a week though. they'll be getting new carpets and a newly reconfigured layout. returns can still be made to the outdoor drop box. the library plans to reopen next tuesday, march first. a metro ymca is struggling to measure up this year... each year their annual fundraiser gives about 400 thousand dollars in financial aid to its members. but each facility is on its own to reach their own dollar-amount.... and the south side of des moines is coming up short. they're aiming for 82 thousand dollars...and only have until thursday of this week to meet their mark. if you want to contribute to the campaign.. we've put a link on our website...whotv-dot-com two big concerts have just been
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legendary singer-songwriter paul simon will take the des moines civic center stage on may 18th at eight. simon has received 12 grammy awards and has been inducted into both the songwriters hall of fame and...the rock and roll hall of fame. tickets for his show go on sale this friday at 9-a-m. and...the iowa state fair just announced another grandstand act for the 20-16 fair... country superstar brett eldredge will hit the stage saturday august 13th at 8 tickets go on sale march 5th and start at 32 dollars. noon... donations.... how you can pitch in to help and the people your old clothes and household items will benefit. stressed-out travelers when we come back...putting man's best friend ...in touch with time travel.....especially air travel..... can be a stressful
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anyone. but the airport in minneapolis load for fliers. bryan piatt shows us how one pup is getting in touch with time. nats "he's smiling. he's ballad here." patti anderson and her 10 year old cairn terrier "ballad" aren't flying anywhere today - but terminal
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"our job is to decrease stress in people." they're part of the airports animal ambassador program launched over the past year. putting man's best friend - in touch with travelers. "it's very solid research that petting, not only a dog - but warm blooded fur coated animals reduces stress and lowers blood pressure." nats "feel how soft he is." patti and ballad also volunteer at local va hospitals. but patti says their first day at the airport - completely caught her off guard. "one of our first customers stayed for about 15 minutes, sobbing crying. she had just buried somebody - immediate family member. her knees had gotten weak, she didn't think she could make it across the airport - she saw my dog. and just hugged him and sobbed and cried." travelers we talked with, today, say ballad is a breath of fresh air as they head to their gate. "it's relaxing to see a pet at the airport." "it was perfect timing too - i just had to say goodbye to my own pet and so it was really nice to be able to feel a little bit of love." a special interaction for travelers. also powerful for patti. "when you have the dog - there's all these smiles, and it releases
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keeps giving and i'm really happy and excited to be part of the start of that gift." there are "not" therapy dogs at the airport all the time. there are about 20 different pets...filling various shifts right now. iowa's beloved decorah eagles
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right now we're getting a live look at their nest... according to the raptor resource project the couple's second arrived just after 7-40 on sunday night... the first egg of 2016 was laid
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ad lib main weather today's weather will be relatively quiet. we will have a mix of clouds and sun and temperatures will reach the mid 40s this afternoon. winds will shift to the south- southeast this afternoon and will be light at 5 mph. some moisture may lift north to western and northernwestern iowa overnight through tuesday morning, but all should remain very light. temperatures will continue to hold in the 30s and 40s for daytime highs this week
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talk about spring cleaning... when we return...the way to
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coordinator of the salvation army. teases are done! standing trial after several
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is finally standing trial in the death of his wife. why it took so long and why the trial had to be moved to a different part of the state. and des moines police say the sole suspect of a murder last month was killed in a separate incident about a week ago. what evidence links him to the crime. good afternoon. i'm megan reuther. thank you for joining us. police say d-n-a links a man killed by urbandale police officers to a des moines murder. des moines police say ali yahia is believed to be responsible for the murder of 71-year-old norma jean mcneeley. mcneeley was stabbed to death in
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road at 4:30 a.m. on january 24th. today, police say blood found at the scene matches yahia's d-n-a. yahia was shot and killed by urbandale police officers earlier this month... after they were called to the merle hay holiday inn on a drug complaint. after entering the lobby, officers confronted three people and a scuffle began with yahia who opened fire. officers returned fire and yahia was hit and died at the scene. des moines police say yahia had a lengthy criminal history and was particularly dangerous. 9:04:59 'you know when we think about the reason we get into the business and putting bad guys in prison... this is the guy were thinking about. this guy was a known violent offender... no empathy for anyone else i believe he had no conscience and his that he was very violent.' officials believe yahia is also connected to some other burglary cases based on evidence.
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underway in a boone murder trial. after being postponed five standing murder charge. jury selection started at nine this morning in decorah. he's accused of killing his wife, emily in the couple's home in january 2012. authorities found emily's body in the bathroom. fazzino's trail has been delayed he could care for his daughter as she recovered from a bone marrow transplant. overnight stabbing on the south-east side of des moines... just before 2:30 this morning a fight broke out at a party near the quiktrip on to the store, with a minor stab wound and was later treated at a local hospital. soon after, police tracked down a suspect vehicle... and arrested 22 - year - old daniel cruz. he is now charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. police say there was also a
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des moines police have arrested a woman accused of setting a man on fire... 47-year-old amy thornton of des moines is now facing charges of attempted murder and willful injury. the des moines register reports it happened saturday at a home in the 1900 block of east walnut street. police found a man with burns... he claims it was thornton who lit him on fire. the two were apparently engaged. she is now in custody at the polk county jail. with the warm weather we had this weekend, there is potential o flooding because of ice jams... several jams were reported overnight along the des moines river basin including near fort dodge and feet have occurred behind these jams and...they can lead to flash flooding of low lying areas. the jams are expected to move south down the des moines river... already, it and the racoon river are near flood stage in des moines. and slowing snow melt should slow
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problems. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... meteorologist joins us now... ad lib wx quick today's weather will be relatively quiet. we will have a mix of clouds and sun and temperatures will reach the mid 40s this afternoon. winds will shift to the south- southeast this afternoon and will be light at 5 mph. we're learning more about
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we're learning more about saturday's shooting spree in michigan... ...which left six people dead and 2 others hospitalized. the suspect is due in court today to face murder charges. reid binion reports. "these were very deliberate killings."prosecutor jeff getting, describing the calm manner in which he says uber driver jason brian dalton carried out saturday night's shooting spree.
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shape or form. they're on video. we've watched the video with law enforcement."dalton's alleged rampage played over the course of nearly seven hours... ...starting at an apartment complex late saturday afternoon.... ...where police say he gunned down a woman in the parking lot. the victim is hospitalized, and expected to survive... ....her neighbors described the horrifying attack. "he was here to kill."more than four hours later, another attack - a father and his teenage son shot and killed at a car dealership. just minutes after that, police say dalton opened fire on five people in a restaurant parking lot, killing four and injuring another. he was finally arrested just after 12:30 am sunday morning. a passenger who rode with dalton before the rampage described troubling behavior. "we got maybe a mile from my house, got a telephone call, after that call he started driving erratically. we were kind of driving through medians, driving through the lawn. once of the car and ran away."perhaps even more bizarre, a source with knowledge of the investigation says dalton picked between shootings. investigators think he was looking for even more fares after the final attack.
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uber confirmed to cnn that dalton was an uber driver and said he had passed a background check. they also issued a statement extending condolences to victims and with the investigation. spring is just around the corner... and for people planting a garden...one ingredient may be tough to find. bees... it doesn't seem like a traditional garden item, but bees are pivotal to the growth of a healthy garden. the polk county conservation estimates in the last 10 years, the total bee population has dropped 75-percent. local organizations like cherry glen learning farm in polk city are hoping to help bees fight back with beekeeping classes. these classes cover how the bees are dying and what you can do to help. "so we can get them into the groove of what to do and how to manage them ahead of time. it saves having an emergency. we also make food at home at home for the bees until there are flowers and pollen out there to give them a head start." dr. meylor says you don't have
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simply cut pesticides in your own garden. book worms are facing a closure at a metro library... the clive library is closing it's doors to patrons starting today. it's only for a week though. they'll be getting new carpets and a newly reconfigured layout. returns can still be made to the outdoor drop box. the library plans to reopen next tuesday, march first. a metro ymca is struggling to measure up this year... each year their annual fundraiser gives about $400 thousand dollars in financial aid to its members. but each facility is on its own to reach their own dollar-amount.... and the south side of des moines is coming up short. they're aiming for $82 thousand dollars...and only have until thursday of this week to meet their mark... "because not everyone sees it - they see the dollars, but they don't necessarily see the person who lost 200 pounds because of it. or the person who lost their mother but
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foundation of adult support." the ymca has about 25 thousand dollars to go, if you want to contribute to the campaign.. we've put a link on our website...whotv-dot-com two big concerts have just been announced for the des moines area... legendary singer-songwriter paul simon will take the des moines civic center stage on may 18th at eight. simon has received 12 grammy awards and has been inducted into both the songwriters hall of fame and...the rock and roll hall of fame. tickets for his show go on sale this friday at 9-a-m. and...the iowa state fair just announced another grandstand act for the 20-16 fair... country superstar brett eldredge will hit the stage saturday august 13th at 8 tickets go on sale march 5th and start at 32 dollars. still to come on your news at noon... they started their marriage on the highest note....
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story of a couple who walked down a very different aisle this weekend... and how their unique wedding is making sparks fly on social media. the weather plays a toll. people, they don't want to come
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they're gonna have some weather in the next day or two. they want to wait for a nice stretch and it looks like we got no end in sight right now warmer temperatures had people lining up to get some of the winter grime dirt off their cars. local car wash owners say it's been the busiest weekend so far this year. workers say they've cleaned hundreds -
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today's weather will be
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sun and temperatures will reach the mid 40s this afternoon. winds will shift to the south- southeast this afternoon and will be light at 5 mph. some
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western and northernwestern iowa overnight through tuesday morning, but all should remain very light. temperatures will continue to hold in the 30s and 40s for daytime highs this week 40s for daytime highs this week you can say a couple in washington state started their marriage on a high note. high... as in 35-thousand feet. they said their "i do's" during an airline flight on friday. as jamie tompkins reports, the mid- flight wedding was a special favor to the bride's mom. kristy and jim larsen are still on cloud 9 after saying "i do" on friday... : "its wonderful weve been
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how they said "i do"... is really making sparks fly on social media.. : "tagging me on facebook strangers the youtube videos before we even landed all the youtube videos they were up."the two love birds were wed 35,000 feet in the air on an alaska airlines flight coming from l-a to seatac friday night.. : "love is in the air."kristy is a flight attendant for the airline.. she and her new hubby planned the big shabang.. to grant three wishes to her mom, billie jo.. whos fighting stage 4 cancer.. : "my mother is the world to me." "anything to make my mom happy."billie jo has always wanted to see where kristy works.. shes always wanted to see where kristy lives.. and shes always hoped to see kristy marry the man she loves.. : "she wanted to come out and see where we were at cuz she knew i was happy out here in seattle and wanted to come see seattle and see our house here and just have a visual of what our life was like up here and that really it really touched me."a plane full of passengers looked on as kristy made
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aisle.. wearing accessories she designed herself.. its a flight of fancy not to be forgotten any time soon.. : "it's been really overwhelming but really exciting and im glad that we were able to share love and joy with people and really touch people and make their flight a really fun experience." kristy's mom says it was one of the best days of her life. stick around, the agribusiness
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geiger. when the companies dow and merger.. as part of the agreement they set the combined company to split off into three specific and separate companies.. one of which will be an agriculture company.. estimated to take a large part from dupont's ag business.. on friday.. it was announced johnston, iowa will be a global business center for that ag sector.. the iowa economic development authority put together and approved a contract incentivizing that decision with 16 million dollars.. they say there were a lot of selling points.. "you have this rich history of pioneer being here. two, you have a solid brand. three, you are connected to your
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have this incredible research talent and when you combine that with the assets that you have at iowa state say iowa state university was critical to this decision as well." the city council of johnston took action later on friday to support the actions of the iowa economic development authority in to the proposed merger of dowdupont for a total of one million matching dollars. that's not exactly new dollars.. it's a extension of the tax increment financing agreements with dupont-pioneer.. which has been in the johnston community for 90 years.. the incentive is for two hundred primarily for research. "without those research and have all of the other jobs that pioneer has that support the research and development so the investments that we're making in the 500 jobs really means an investment in 2600 jobs and probably more jobs than that in the future." the incentive money is based on the deal moving forward.. no
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will be spent until washington has approved the merger... and the company splits into three separate entities.. commitment for dowdupont to spend around half a billion dollars in iowa.. most of which will go to salaries. the markets are starting off on a good note this week.. after a couple of neutral reports last week and anticipating some big estimate reports at the end of this week.. the colfax sheep and goat auction on saturday saw 188
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feeder lambs fetched the days high average price of $2.36 per pound, while fed lambs averaged $1.34 per pound. the 88 goats at the auction saw a high average price ranging from $134 to $250 per head. and that wraps up the show for today.. thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. i'll see
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she waited alland when 106-year-old virginia mclaurin finally did she couldn't contain her excitement. in a video posted sunday night by the white house... the south carolina woman squealed in delight and busted a little dance move when she met the first couple during her short visit with the obamas...mclaurin repeatedly tells the president it's a honor. she even
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>> ava: kayla? i said we need to talk this out. >> kayla: i would rather talk to my brother, the police commissioner. >> ava: mm-kay, but before you call him, i want you to know everything that happened, and why it happened... the night your husband and i made love. >> steve: vodka rocks. keep 'em coming.

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