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the courthouse with the latest. claire/tvu jack and stephanie, at 2:30 the jury finally reached their verdict- finding pete polson guilty on all nine counts. however, when it comes to the three attempted murder charges, polson was only found guilty for one count of attempted murder... (adlib) but he was guilty on all these charges as well. the victim says its taken a lot to get to this point. they didn't want to go on camera but what they said in court summed up how they felt. "i cant say its been
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hard to forget claire/tvu reporting live in des moines claire powell local 5 news we are iowa. stephanie: the latest abc republican presidential poll local 5 news we are iowa. stephanie: the latest abc republican
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is out, and it shows donald trump remains at the top with 32 percent. ben carson is holding at second place with 22 percent, while marco rubio was the only other candidate to crack double digits, earning 10 percent of the vote. stephanie: donald trump is back in iowa and he's speaking tonight in burlington. here's a live look at the action. trump is speaking right now at the burlington memorial auditorium. this is his second visit so far this month. stephanie: while donald trump was in burlington, his while donald trump was in burlington, his campaign bus was not...so where was it? chief political correspondent amanda krenz has the answer. amanda intro : in the heart of newton iowa, right outside of chris christie event... is this big blue bus... it used to say trump... it's not piece of art that says and means something different. nats of christie.. inside of a small town diner presidential candidate christ christie tries to gain support from
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former trump bus that now has banners hanging over both sides. one side now reads t. rump. the other side reads t. rutt - the name of the artist who cam eup with the concept for this bus transformation. david - 2:07:09 the artist is as interested in coming together... solve things. david gleason is part of the team that's getting this project rolling. 2:07:59 we're about to activate these banners, since i'm the project manager... part of this art exhibit on wheels entails splashing red fruit juice onto the banner 2:11 (tossing punch) "great dispersion ((flash to...)) 2:12:18 that's the official christening, the rest is up to the rrest of the country. the team invites
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to step on up. the red splashes... a metaphor for some of trumps comments about women. 2:10:36 he's an equal opportunity bully, this is an equal opportunity to punch toss. this 35 year old bus... has more than a million miles on it... it's been through three transmitions and three engines. artist t. rutt bought it for 14-thousand dollars off of craigslist. while it's not exactly showing support for trump... it's not a bi partisan bus either, rather non partisan... this peice of art is meant to make a statement... or at least meant to make people think about the current state of politics in our country. 2:06:48 the notion is let's imagine this bus, hlep cross the divived, there's a divisive moment that's a challenge. while the bus travel across the country... and eventually to miami florida in december
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on a tranformation all it's own... amanda tag: the bus' next stop will be philadelphia, with stops along interstate 80. in newton, amanda krenz, local 5 news, we are iowa. " unfortunately, i believe we're out of time, the time missed there to mount a believe we're out of time, the time missed there to mount a campaign for the nomination." stephanie: vice president joe biden has decided not to run for president...finall y ending the months-long suspicions of a potential bid. stephanie: the vice president finally put the rumors to rest about his run for the white house today. biden made the announcement with his wife and president obama by his side. he said that after thinking through the decision with his family, he believes that it's best not to run. biden said that he remains optimistic for the country and wants to work on lgbt issues and push for
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more funds for cancer research. biden was rumored to make an appearance at the jefferson- jackson dinner this weekend in des moines, but his announcement today also puts those rumors to rest. jack: andy mcguire with the iowa democratic party weighed in on biden's announcement. she says it won't make a big difference immediately in the candidate pool. but it will make this weekend's jefferson- jackson dinner even more important for voters on the fence. "there are a lot of people who are coming to this dinner and they do want to see all of the candidates and they want to hear their vision. and they haven't made up their minds. so, this could be possibly a turning point." jack/2shot: besides the news about joe biden not running, you've probably seen on social media today that it's "back to the future" day. that's where marty mcfly made predictions of what the world would be like on ocotber 21st 2015. and presidential candidates like carly fiorina are using the special day to push out her campaign messages. fiorina's special website....10-21-
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brown's voice talking about a government takeover, as well as "messages from the future" about unemployment and cyber security. stephanie: around iowa a man was shot and killed by a cedar rapids police officer during a drug bust last night. officers pulled over a car. the three people inside the car were believed to be involved with drug-related activities. police say 21 year old jonathan gossman...got out of the car, started to run away. gossman shot towards the officers, and police fatally shot him. the two other people inside the car were taken in for questioning. the officers involved in the incident were put on paid administrative leave during the investigation. jack: polk county leaders are stepping up to fight hunger across the metro. more than 100 local food and human service groups joined the county's board of supervisors earlier today to talk about their plan to raise 10- million-dollars over the next five years to fight hunger. local leaders are working with the "partnership for a hunger-free polk county" to make sure no one goes hungry in the county. "there are
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approximately 55 thousand people that go hungry every day right here in polk county. we're doing great things in our city and all around in our community, but we still have a basic need that we need to concentrate on. " jack: the county supervisors say the fight against hunger needs to be a community effort. stephanie: coming up on local 5 news at six... a protest calling for big changes. why these students and faculty at university of iowa want some high powered people out of a job. jack: and.... chicago is facing elimination tonight and they have the rookie of the year at the game. we have the details ahead. "your watching local 5
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jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards, and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 6. we are iowa." jack: hundreds of students and faculty march on the u of i campus against the iowa board of regents. 500 people marched and held signs demanding each member of the regents be dismissed along with the president they
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harreld. the protesters surrounded the nine regents and handed over the group's petition with more than one thousand signatures. they say harreld isn't fit to run the university and should immediately be dismissed. they're also requesting a more democratic method of electing a president that takes in account faculty, student, and community opinions. stephanie/ram it may be a class that you nodded off in. but a central iowa teacher is shaking up social studies. and that has earned her this month's one classroom at a time grant from bankers trust and local 5. alicen morley teaches at boone high school. she works pretty hard to keep her students engaged and wanting to learn the subject material. she reched out fot this 1- thousand dollar grant to buy a new camera and green screen to help take her lessons to the next level. alicen morley boone high school "we want to use green screen technology so my kids can do reenactments and the can look cool they can do debates and get into the election. we need cameras and green screens. not easy to come by."
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technology is part of the way alicen morley is changing social studies. in fact..in her classroom, it's called social sciences...we'll explain why that is significant coming up at 10. in the meantime...teach ers..log onto our website we areiowa.com to apply for the one classroom grant. stephanie/wxcdl: jack/wxcdl chief meteorologist brad edwards is here now... brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is coming up next. brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is coming up next. i'll have your forecast next "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the
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experts" brad/wxc: welcome back. i'm local 5 chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: let's take a look at we are iowa's most accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: we had another round of morning showers go through central iowa, but the rest of the day turned out pretty well. you might have noticed that the winds turned to the nw this afternoon. that was a cool front coming through which means cooler readings in the days to come. we will be mainly dry this evening, but a few showers will likely make it into western iowa this evening and try to move into central iowa later. they will likely dissipate as drier air is in place here. this should hold true into thursday too with lots of clouds, but not much rain here thanks
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to drier easterly winds. friday will be our day of showers and a few thunderstorms likely. i think we will get a major wave of rain come through late morning to early afternoon, then a bit drier in the late afternoon. then more showers will be possible in the evening. clouds may linger into saturday, but we should have the sun back for saturday afternoon into sunday morning. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for the latest in weather . stephanie/2wx: thanks brad.
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jack/2bam: i'm here with sports director jon schaeffer, and jon..... let's talk about another big 12 coaching newcomer jon/2bam: yeah jack steve prohm isn't the only new face in the big 12. coming up on local 5 sports we'll hear from shaka smart about how far back he and prohm go.
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with jon schaeffer. we are iowa sports" jon: welcome back-- the turnover in the big 12 isn't very high-- you have a list of names like lon kruger or bill self who have been with their respective teams for years. but steve prohm is a name that is new to the conference-- but he isn't the only one-- shaka smart has taken over at texas. the longhorns parted ways with rick barnes after last season when he went 20 and 14. barnes had been
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last 17 years. smart makes the jump to texas from vcu-- where he helped the rams get to the final four in 2011. smart and prohm are by no means new acquaintences. but both are under the microscope to see what they can do in their first years with big 12 competition. smart expects a lot from prohm-- and has a lot of respect for the new iowa state head coach. "we talked a lot when i was at vcu and he was at murray state. but we've talked very very little since we both made the moves. that's just because we've been really really busy we texted a couple of times, we were really busy but we were at uh our former schools we would communicate quite a bit about different ideas we would use with our teams. i mean he was extremely positive and has some great motivational stuff that he uses with his guys so i love talking with him about that stuff. " the cyclones and longhorns don't meet until january 12th when iowa state goes down to austin. it'll only be the 4th game of conference play
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for the cyclones a great road test early. jon: the chicago cubs are pulling out all the stops-- the chicago cubs are pulling out all the stops-- well at least they need to. down 3 nothing going into game 4 tonight at wrigley-- the cubs need to find their bats again. to the credit of the mets-- their pitching has been lights out. the cubs have lived and died by the long ball this post season-- and in these three games it's been pretty absent. but tonight chicago has called upon thomas ian nicholas-- the actor who played henry rowengardner in the rookie of the year-- to come out to the game. it's in hopes of bringing good luck-- and for the first time since the movie he'll dawn a rowengartner jersey at wrigley. but in all seriousness whatever luck it may bring-- the cubs have their backs against the wall. don't plan on manager joe maddon to change a thing in his clubhouse as far as what he needs to say to his team. here's what he had to say after last night's loss. " i don't have team meetings i don't believe in them. for me to stand up and give a speech has nothing to do with tomorrow at all. our guys know how to come prepared to play, i expect the same thing tomorrow. the mets have just pitched exceptionally well, and you have to give them credit in these three games so from my perspective
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business as usual tomorrow come out get ready to play and they just take it from there." cubs and mets first pitch not far off starting at 7:07 at wrigley field. and a quick look at the royals game trying to close out the series in game 5 jon/sx3s stephanie/sx3s jack/sx3s we'll be right back... you're watching local five news at six. watching local
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