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big story. jacob/tvu well, jack, it's kind of like a ghost town here at roosevelt around 12-30 today, classes were dismissed for the day because about half of the were feeling under the weather. many of the the bus home, to wait for their parents to come pick them up. all of the after were also canceled at the building, including football practice. also, parent- teacher conferences scheduled for this evening are not happening. the district thinks they have a culprit, from a luncheon yesterday, but they're not sure.
jacob/tvu tomorrow is a teacher institute day at the school. but all activities are expected to go on as anticipated. at this point, the health department is investigating to make sure that it was the food, and not something else that led to the sick teachers. reporting live in des moines, jacob peklo, local five news. we are iowa. jack: there's a new leader for the republicans in the race for the whitehouse. ben carson is sitting in the number one spot. a new quinnipiac iowa caucus goers shows carson is leading the pack with 28 percent support. donald trump is behind him with 20 percent, followed by marco rubio with 13 percent with 10 percent. this is the first june showing donald trump trailing any a significant margin in an early primary or caucus state . jack: chief political
correspondent amanda krenz has more. "when i talked to the assistant director of this quinnipiac poll about ben carson taking over first, he said yes, it's huge deal! lets take a look back at ben carson's rise... starting with the quinnipiac poll in june... he's red... donald trump is blue.... then fast forward to the poll that came out in september... you can definitely see an upward swing for both candidates. carson does very well among republican women voters, much better than donald trump... and also... people just really like dr. carson. peter brown 2:15 dr. carson's favoribility rating is 89%, is a phenominally high rating that is almost never seen. ryan 10:44 his heart is so big, one of the things iownas love is heart. that was the state director of carson's iowa campaign. he says he wasn't surpised at all to see carson's poll numbers increase... let's look at the quinnipiac poll results that just came out... carson's popularity defintley on the rise, clearly sitting on top. peter 2:24 he has
accomplished the dual task of getting well known by almost everybody here in iowa and being looked at favorably by them. ryan 10:01 it's also a testament to who ben is, he's been on therise, you're gonna continue to see that, themore people tha tget to meet en, the more they love him. now the question is with several months left until our febuary caucuses how will the campaign keep this momentum going? carson's campaign said iowa needs to get ready to see even more ben. in the digital media center, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa." stephanie: donald trump's campaign took a more ben. in the digital media center, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa." more ben.
local five news, we are iowa." stephanie: donald trump's campaign took a jab at iowa voters through social media after the release of the latest poll. his official twitter account retweeted this tweet from "at green hippo" that said too much monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain. donald trump later deleted the retweet and said "the young intern who accidentally did a retweet apologizes." stephanie: iowa is back on the mainstage this weekend with the jefferson jackson dinner in des moines. the "jj dinner" is where democratic presidential candidates will have a chance to discuss the issues and gain more support. this year the event had a few shake-ups in its line-up. with sen. jim webb dropping out earlier this week and vice president joe biden declaring he will not run in the race, the number of candidates is solified to four. so far more than 6-thousand tickets have
been sold for the event at hy- vee hall. jack/lam hillary clinton is off the campaign trail and on the hot seat on capitol hill. the former secretary of state is answering questions about the 20-12 attack on a u-s diplomatic post in benghazi, libya. hillary clinton?under oath and once again being grilled by lawmakers. sot jordan it's just 56 days before an election. you could live with the protest about a video. that won't hurt you. but a terrorist attack will. this house select committee created last year is under pressure to uncover new information on the september 11th, 2012 attack on a u-s diplomatic post in benghazi, libya. under the former secretary of state's watch...4 americans were killed including us ambassador chris stevens. sot clinton? i lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been racking my brain about what more could have been done clinton is facing this bipartisan, republican led house committee but the hearings have been described as just being partisan politics. but the hearings have been described as just being partisan politics. sot cummings :
republicans are squandering millions of taxpayer dollars on this abusive effort to derail secretary clinton's presidential campaign. an abc news washington post poll shows 53 percent of americans believe republicans are using the benghazi investigation to damage clinton's reputation as she races for the white house. but 54 percent disapprove of clinton's handling of questions about benghazi. committee chairman trey gowdy says he's only focused on security at the post and what happened before, during and after the attack. sot gowdy: i understand there are people frankly in both parties who have suggested that this investigation is about you. let me assure you it is not jack: this is the 8th committee review of the benghazi attack. but representative gowdy says the others weren't thorough. meanwhile, iowa politicians in des moines are taking a stance against mrs. clinton's state department emails.
retired air force colonel and iowa representative ken rizer spoke out against hillary before her arrival in des moines this weekend. "whether it was the handling of the terrorist attacks in benghazi, the current chaos in the middle east, or the ill- conceived russian reset, hillary clinton has been front and center for president obama's destructive foreign policy. on top of that, hillary clinton is someone iowan's simply cannot and do not trust." jack/lam: he continues to say the democrats' two options are clinton and sanders and that neither are fit to run the country. stephanie: new at 5 tonight. a possible obstruction for the proposed bakken pipeline... stephanie: it's planned to cut across iowa, eventually carrying crude oil from north dakota to illinois. but the iowa utilities board has yet to give it the go ahead, but even before that happens... one of the counties along the proposed route says they don't want it. the boone county board of supervisors yesterday unanimously
passed a resolution against the bakken pipeline, and urged the i- u-b to reject it as well. so what does that mean for the plan? we look into it, tonight at 10. stephanie: could it be a safer way to sell your stuff? local police departments are trying to keep online exchanges from going wrong. just last week, the johnston police department decided to put up these signs signaling for their "safe zones" it's a place where people can come to exchange items they've bought online or other ways. johnston police say it's even useful for families picking or dropping off kids. ankeny has done this for about a year... and now other police departments are following suit. " " it gets used i would say every day. i can say when im pulling through, i always see people back there. weve had cars, motorcycles sold here, all sorts of things" " stephanie: vo continues the safe zones are under 24- hour surveillance video in hopes to make everything a little safer. jack:
coming up on local 5. it's the seventh arson attack against a black church in days. the latest on the investigation. stephanie: swedish school. an unusual weapon killes two people.. jack: and... for the first time a family speaks out after their 4 year old daughter rage. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad
the first time. and police say they have arrested and charged a man with murder. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest. " " police say the 32- year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident yesterday afternoon.. today, he sits in jail.. and police say he has confessed to killing the young girl. liz pkg: ((sot)) mother "she just grabbed your heart the minute you met her.." heartbroken over their sudden and tragic loss.. ((sot)) mother "if you were to see and you would just smile?she would just smile at you.." lilly garcia's parents are calling the death of their 4-year-old little girl .. their worst nightmare. ((sot)) father "wouldn't want anybody in my shoes? i woudn't anybody in my shoes.." the man responsible for shooting and killing lilly.. according to police is tony torrez .. who police say has confessed and now charged with first degree murder. ((sot)) police "we received an anonyms call from a person who reported they knew who had shot lilly?" the arrest coming nearly 24 hours after the deadly encounter on this new mexico highway on tuesday.. ((sot)) father "i was the only one there with my kids.." lily's father had just picked her up from school.. she was sitting in the backseat with her 7- year-old brother.. when police believe
garcia and torrez kept cutting each other off.. then police say torrez drove up next to garcia.. and opened fire.. her family.. now determined to get justice for lilly. ((sot)) mother "we are going to make sure that whoever did this (back on camera) i'm not going away..my family is not going away? her face is not going away?. mark my words you guys will see me again? (breaks down)." liz tag: as for the 32-year-old suspect.. who according to the mayor is a repeat offender.. is right now being held on a 650- thousand cash-only bond.. eh, abc news, ny. jack: in sweden, a masked man kills two people at a school with a sword. it happened at a primary and middle school near stockholm. the guy burst in killing a teacher and a student, and injuring two others. police shot the attacker, who died later at the hospital. jack: arsonists targeted seven st. louis-area churches in
the latest fire happened at the shrine of st. joseph catholic church early this morning. the historic church was built in 18-43. the seven fires were set over 11 days. at least six were at predominantly black churches. in each case, the fires were set at an exterior door when no one was at the building. "(chief dennis jenkerson/st. louis fire department) "it can be everything. it can be somebody who's got a beef, say, against the church. or somebody that might have some mental issues. it runs the gamut until we actually capture the person or persons. so we don't know at this time. jack: investigators are still working on whether the fires are connected. there's now a 9- thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. stephanie: and back here in iowa, it's a sign that winter is coming. the iowa d-o-t tweeted out this picture today. they're fitting their trucks with plow blades and sanders. ((adlib)) stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards
most accuredwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad: our weather seems to be going back to "normal" which means a little cooler and a little wetter. tonight will be mainly cloudy with mainly dry conditions in central iowa and a few showers out west. our rain chances go up big time friday with rain and a little thunder likely throughout the
saturday afternoon we should have some sunshine with a typical blustery october afternoon. sunday is looking like the better day with lighter winds, more sunshine and milder temperatures. next week is also looking about average for late october with highs in the 60s then 50s. some rain could fall on tuesday or
stephalearning physics in a whole new way. at brody middle school, these 7th and 8th graders are participating in a one-of-a-kind newtonian- physics hip-hop dance show. the teachers and students rapped, danced, sumo wrestled, and more through the show. this special lesson is part of a show by honeywell and nasa to promote science, technology, engineering, and math. the show continues tomorrow at the school as well. jack/lam iowa farmers are looking at another record harvest, with yields way up from last year's crop. much of the corn has been harvest, but about 90 percent of the soybeans are still in the
fields right now. that includes a farmer from eddyville, who continues working his family ground with no signs of slowing down. "little noisy" jack: at 85 years old, don maloy is wrapping up his 62nd harvest he and his son ronald partner up to bring in the corn and soybeans. and that's literally all don does - 100 percent of his time is committed to running the family farm. no vacations - and no signs of turing in the keys to his john deere. "harold maloy - son "for the last 10 years he's said, this is my last year farming but he says this fall, maybe i'll do it one more year. "" alta mae maloy - wife "he's not one to sit around the house. he's got to be up and a going and doing something." jack: coming up tonight on local 5 news at 10 - hear what don keeps in his pocket to remind him how things have changed in the world of farming . stephanie the weather could put some harvest plans on
hundreds of different candies out there-- which one reins supreme? well according to a nation-wide poll by ranker. the most popular halloween candy is... reeses's peanut butter cups. nearly 30 thousand people took part in the survey. and here's a fun fact--each october, about 2 billion dollars is spent on halloween candy. brad/wxhang our weather seems to be going back to "normal" which means a little cooler and a little wetter. tonight will be mainly cloudy with mainly dry conditions in central iowa and a few showers out west. our rain chances go up big time friday with rain and a little thunder likely throughout the first half of the day.
after 2 pm the showers will be more scattered, so some areas will have some drying. temps will stay in the 50s overnight and then be back in the 60s friday. the last batch of showers should come through before midnight friday night and then we will have some clouds hanging around into saturday morning. by saturday afternoon we should have some sunshine with a typical blustery october afternoon. sunday is looking like the better day with lighter winds, more sunshine and milder temperatures. next week is also looking about average for late october with highs in the 60s then