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make their presence known, and drop off more than one thousand objections to dakota access's proposal. local five's jacob peklo is here now with more on the rally. jacob/bam jack, we've heard a number of different people weigh in on the pipeline. many are in favor of it, but today was the biggest display of disapproval so far. they're hoping their big drop off leaves a big impression on the utility board.
this was these people do for a living, for their career, livelihood. it's good for iowa." but the protesters say those benefits are outweighed by the potential fallbacks to the environment and their land values. nathan malachowski, cci organizer: "it's all based on faulty economic studies and sort of industry- funded research. so, we shouldn't trust any of that." with less than a month to go until the hearings begin (natural sound: "no bakken!"), the group hand delivered 1,000 signed letters (natural sound of letter dropping in bin) against the pipeline. dan gannon, ankeny farmer: "we need to keep working on this. we need to get this, we need to halt this, we need to delay it. there've been a lot of questions that have not been asked." and the complaints are part of the process, it will be a long one, with 61 people scheduled to testify so far in boone county. that number could grow even more in the coming weeks. cecil wright, assistant general counsel for utility board: "there are a lot more of those and because they're filing individually, especially if they're filing in regard to a particular
parcel they own. so, they'll be more of them than of dakota access." jacob/bam again, the first hearing will be november 12th, and the evidence hearing will be on the 16th. that's when the public will able to make comments on the cases. people can still submit their complaints for another couple of weeks. live in the studio, jacob peklo, local five news. we are iowa. jack: we want to know what you think about the bakken pipeline send us your comments , we may use them on air. you can connect with us on facebook and twitter. send us an email to: "news at we are iowa dot com" or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555 we'd love to hear what you think. stephanie/ram today in court... pete polson spoke out to defend himself. police say last november, polson terrorized a pleasant hill neighborhood, shooting at three people, seriously injuring two. today he took the stand to testify . local 5's claire powell has been following the trial. she joins us live with more. claire/tvu the prosecution wrapped up their case this afternoon with 37 witnesses... showing more
marijuana and drug paraphanila scattered and hidden in polson's home an ex girlfriend and friend of polson took the stand for the defense explaining how erratic polson would get when he would injest meth and that he did in fact injest meth the night before the shooting took place. she (billi jo bailey) saw him just 6 hours before the shooting took place - never was violent before but asked him to leave on nov. 16th. -found digital scales, 20+ pounds of marijuana, meth residue, money counter, dirty spoons, edibles, all indicative of drug trafficking . they'll be back in court tomorrow morning at 9. we'll have more on this story tonight on local 5 news at 6. reporting live in des moines claire powell local 5 news we are iowa. jack: new at 5 tonight.
are under a burn ban. jack: due to recent dry weather, the iowa department of public safety's fire marshal issued burn bans in these twelve counties. the ban prohibits open burning. so you can get fined for having any open flames on your land. iowans are reminded to use extreme caution with any open fire right now. if you have questions about
the ban or specific conditions in a certain county, you can call your local fire department. jack: history will be made with three job promotions in the des moines fire department. tomorrow des moines fire chief john tekippe will promote three officers to district fire chiefs -- captains steve brown, percy coleman, and kerry schneider. brown and coleman will be the first two african american chiefs in the fire department's 132 year history. a ceremony will be held tomorrow morning at 8 at the fire department administration building. jack: iowa state university announced its first v-p- for diversity and inclusion. reginald stewart was the chief diversity officer at the university of nevada- reno before this. he starts december 1st, but must still be approved by the board of regents. isu president steven leath created the position after it was recommended by diversity research done in 2013. stephanie: iowa's third district congressman was back in his home state this morning... touring a company that makes
prosthetic limbs, representative david young stopped by american prosthetics and orthopedics in clive. the company is concerned about some proposed federal rules that would tighten medicare requirements for prosthetics. young says it's an issue he's also concerned about. "when it comes to simple fixes youre dealing with washington dc in a beaurocracy, and so my voice will be heard. my voice will be carried also with those who have commented on these rules and regulartions here in iowa and across the country as well as some of my colleagues and were going to do what we can to fix this." stephanie: while he was there, young also met with a man who is a vietnam war veteran and a bilateral amputee. congressman young is set to host some veterans care fairs in des moines later this month. stephanie: a state lawmaker is speaking out against the privatization of medicaid in iowa. she says it could spell trouble for a health insurance program for kids. "janet petersen: our children's health insurance program is one of the best in the coutnry, so we should not be fixing something that's not broken. we've received awards for our work, why whould we dump our kid's insurance program into this managed care mess,
and put families in disarray trying to figure out which provider they're going to have to choose from this m.c.o. plan instead of keeping it where it currently is." peterson says to keep hawk-i out of the "managed car mess" of the "managed car mess" the governor's office responded back they say " from the governor's spokesperson: thanks for reaching out. i'll pass along the statement i gave earlier to the ap and kcci asking for comment on the release by the senate democrats: the hawk-i population, like recipients of medicaid, will benefit from our patient-centered effort to better coordinate care with a focus on improving quality of care with a focus on improving quality of care and finding efficiencies. it's
senate democrats approved the bi- partisan plan to implement medicaid modernization--in cluding oversight, funding and for this week in iowa....we'll recap the week's political news and dig deeper into this week's democratic debate with special guests. that airs sunday at nine a-m. jack/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five. america's big plan to get out of aghanistan isn't going to happen. hear the decision made today and what it means for u-s soldiers. jack: next...a texas grow. destroyed threatening hundreds more. stephanie: and... we all know a picky eater. but when is it a sign of something more serious? "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate
news at 5, we are iowa." jack: america's withdrawal from afghanistan is going to be slowing down. this morning the president announced some big changes. abc's karen travers has more from washington. " "president obama today explained his shifting timeline in afghanistan. (president obama) "i believe this mission is vital to our national security interests." nearly all of the 98- hundred us troops currently in afghanistan were supposed to be home by the end of 2016. but president obama will now leave as many as 55-hundred troops on the ground. it's a remarkable turn for the president. but today he said that while the us presence in afghanistan will continue longer than he planned...it will be a narrow mission. counterterrorism operations and training and assisting afghan forces. (president obama) "i do not send you into harm's way lightly. it's the most solemn decision that i make." but why the shift in policy? top pentagon officials believed afghan
forces werent ready to operate on their own....and there's been a recent surge in violence by the taliban and now isis. last month taliban fighters took control of a key northern city. afghan forces battled back in kunduz, with support from us airstrikes. but one strike was catastrophic. a hospital was hit?leaving 22 people dead including 12 staffers from doctors without borders. john f. campbell, general us army "a hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility." president obama insisted this decision is not disappointing - and while it won't be the last time policy adjustments are made.... (president obama) the cessation of our combat role has not changed. o/c close: but it will still be challenging, violence etc. kt abc news washington stephanie/ramvo a wildfire in texas is burning out of control right now. it's about 50 miles
east of austin. the fire has charred six square miles....and destroyed 9 homes. more than 150 homes are at risk. today... firefighting choppers hit the skies to try to fight it from above. wind has been a problem and firefighters expect the fire to grow. "they have been stepping up, working around the clock trying to contain the fire." "mos "it's quite scary since i'm less than a quarter of a mile away from this" stephanie: this same county lived through a wildfire in 2011. that one destroyed at least 1500 homes and killed stephanie: former nba player.. and reality tv star lamar odom is in a coma right now, with friends and family by his side. two women at a nevada brothel found odom unconscious in his v-i-p suite on tuesday. staffers at "love ranch" say the 35-year old was there for 4 days drinking doing cocaine and taking herbal viagra. they say on tuesday his mood suddenly changed "richard - he did get a phone call which really bummed him out
had told the girls he wanted to spend that night alone stephanie: on social media, odom's friends are offering prayers and support.. a source tells espn that the former lakers' star is showing small signs of improvement. jack: congress now has two fewer days to deal with the debt ceiling. treasury secretary jack lew says the u-s will hit the debt ceiling on november third, two days earlier than he originally thought. lew says the u-s will only be able to pay the country's bills with the cash it has on hand starting november third. and that would not be enough to cover all the bills on some days. the debt ceiling is a cap set by congress on how much outstanding debt the federal government can have. it's currently 18-trillion dollars. congress is expected to debate whether to suspend or raise the debt ceiling next week. stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now..
most accurate edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib) brad: we snuck out another decent day with highs reaching 70 in many locations, but those nw winds are getting cooler and cooler now. look for mainly clear skies tonight with chilly winds dropping our temps down into the 30s for
most areas by morning. there is a frost advisory posted for western iowa, but our threat for freezing temperatures will likely come late friday night into saturday morning when many areas north and east of the metro could drop below freezing. we will have a good amount of sunshine the next three days in spite of the cool temperatures. after a couple of days reaching the 50s, sunday will be warmer with se winds and a high in the mid 60s. the 70s should return for early next week along with our first decent chance for some rain this month! brad/wxhang (adlib) stephanie: thanks, brad! stephanie: have you or someone you
really tough situation and come through as a hero? if so we need you to nominate them! local 5 is proud to be a sponsor of the heroes game on november 27th and we need you to nominate a hero to be recognized at that game. tell us their story at we are iowa dot com. look for the icon in the "don't miss" section of the website. jack: still to come on local 5. could your child's picky eaten put them at risk for emotional problems? we'll explain in today's health minute. you're watching local 5 news at 5.
eating something new, it has real health implications. holly firfer explains in today's health minute. for cara and louis amo getting their six year old son trey to eat a snack seemed more like a game of 20 questions. (louis amo/father) "that's' when we began to hear a lot of kids go through this and then they grow out of it. toddlers are busy. they are not going to starve themselves that was the advice we were getting" and for some parents of picky eaters the just wait advice is good advice but trey's case was different this type of very limited eating put trey in a group known as severely selective eaters. only about three percent of kids are this selective when it comes to food. (dr. nancy l. zucker, phd/eating disorders specialist, duke university) this is not a control battle these kids gag when they taste new food they have a genuine disgust reaction to some of the smells of things. a recent study by duke university shows a link between selective eaters and mental health: these kids are twice as likely as other children to develop emotional problems like depression or anxiety over time. (cara amo/mother) it's just something we can have in our back pocket something we can just be aware of over time. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer stephanie
clear skies tonight with chilly winds dropping our temps down into the 30s for most areas by morning. there is a frost advisory posted for western iowa, but our threat for freezing temperatures will likely come late friday night into saturday morning when many areas north and east of the metro could drop below freezing. we will have a good amount of sunshine the next three days in spite of the cool temperatures. after a couple of days reaching the 50s, sunday will be warmer with se winds and a high in the mid 60s. the 70s should return for early next week along with our first decent chance for some rain this month! stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us