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faces are blurred, but here it is in its entirety. " children talking...get up here...no! behind you. get up here. you! get up here! suck my...woah! hey don't say that to me. hey, stop! stop! stop! say it again. shut up! sit down. you can't do that. sit down! sit your a down. you canont do that. you cannot assault another kid. hit me again. knock it off. i'm not going to tell you i'm sorry. get up here then." stephanie: local 5's kattey ortiz has been
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broke. kattey spoke to the johnston school district about how they train their bus drivers to handle these situations and if scarbrough followed those rules. she joins us now live in studio with what she's learned. kattey: well that video gives viewers a closer look at the events leading up to the altercation. so we asked the district if scarbrough did enough to keep the situation from escalating. they say he did follow some of their protocol. ""it takes a special person to be a bus driver." robert scarbrough didn't even last a semester as a school bus driver for the school district in johnston when he allegedly assaulted a boy with special needs. but he went through all proper training. when they're first hired ... bus drivers get one-on-one attention with a trainer who's also a driver. "everything from bus mechanics, radio etiquette, etiquette with the kids." the kids go through their own training too
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behavior intervention system -- be respectful, be responsible and be safe. it goes for both the driver and the students. but sometimes things get out of hand. "they're advised to pull over, stop the bus, call the district transportation office and say i need assistance. the transportation office calls the johnston police department and they come out to assist however they can." assistants can also help manage the situation for the driver. scarbrough didn't have one on his route. standup: "the district says in a perfect world they would have an assistant on every single bus route, but because they provide transportation to every student no matter where they live, it's something they can't afford." the ultimate question: did scarbrough do anything according to protocol before everything escalated? "when the driver felt a need to speak with students, he correctly pulled the bus over and stopped the bus so that there were no dangers of any kind, no moving violations."" they say he also
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radioed dispatch at one point ... but what he said and at what point is still under investigation. kattey: there are various trainings throughout the year for drivers as well, some monthly, some on an as-needed basis. tonight scarbrough is on administrative leave from the district and in polk county jail. live in the studio kattey ortiz local five news we are iowa. jack: we want to know your thoughts on this johnston school bus driver and what you think about how he handled the situation? 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 about this story or any other. jack:: the flu season is off to an early start in iowa. the department of public health says it's found cases of the flu going around the state. while the virus
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activity remains at a low level, the department and doctors encourage iowans to get their flu shot now. "you know, every flu season is different. sometimes it can peak in october and sometimes is can start peaking in the later months. it all depends on the strain that is circulating." jack: an average of 300-thousand iowans get the flu each year, according to the centers for disease control. the flu shot is recommended for everyone six months or older. stephanie: make sure to check any skippy peanut butter if you have it in the pantry. several 16-ounce jars of skippy's reduced fat creamy peanut butter spread are being recalled. the manufacturer says small pieces of metal shavings may have ended up in it. the f-d-a says the expiration date on the affected peanut butter is december 14, 20- 16. it was sold at target and walmart. jack: today is a milestone when it comes to renewable fuels. the world's largest cellulosic ethanol plant opened its doors. dupont's had a special celebration this
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morning at their newest facility in nevada. the plant will transform corn stover-- which the plant will transform corn stover-- which includes the leaves, stalks, and cobs-- into ethanol. this new technology reduces green house gas emissions by 90 percent compared to gasoline. the plant will create 85 permanent jobs, 150 seasonal jobs, and will help provide extra income to 500 farmers in the area. branstad: "this new state of the art facility will reform how we provide value to farmers, to the processors, and the consumers throughout the entire world." jack: production at the plant will start next week with shipments of the fuel expected as soon as next year. they expect to produce 30 million gallons of fuel per year. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... the west des moines police department dressed up in costumes. why they're taking a silly approach to safety. jack: but next... we'll show you what's going to be different at tomorrow's hawkeye football game?
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5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie
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forecast with chief edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie: around the metro, most cities do trick or treating tonight... including in ames, which means it won't conflict with tomorrow night's iowa state football game. but in iowa city... a different story. any hawkeye fans planning to catch the game saturday should also keep safety in mind when leaving the stadium. iowa city police are warning parents, trick- or- treaters, and drivers to be careful because the hawkeye football game will end around the same time
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treating is scheduled to city. the police department bigger presence stadium and in nearby once the game ends... and don't forget the hawkeyes right from the home... local five will be showing the kick-off at 2-30 tomorrow... jack: moines. do metro neighbors trick their kids the day before halloween? all the way back in 1938 when police got a lot complaints about damage to so local "beggars' night" to make the night before halloween special for little trick or treaters. and halloween adults and teenagers to tonight's from 6 to 8 pm. jack: don't forget to check out our website for all of this weekend's halloween events metro at we-are- iowa-dot-com. stephanie: okay jack as we prepare for treating-- a ridiculous
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halloween safety video" caught our eye. it comes to us from the west des moines police department. take a look. "((don't eat homemade treats from strangers... nat)) san: don't eat homemade treats... like potato salad. that's their advice. also-- watch out for cars... and strangers in white vans. some good advice, obviously... but in the theme of over the top horror movie. the west des moines police department tells us they put this together on a day when they had extra staff their hands. we've put the our facebook page-- definitely worth a watch. jack brad edwards joins us now.. brad
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" jack: chief meteorologist
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joins us now with central brad edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. but before we go to your forecast, we have a special surprise for you... brad yesterday received a "distinguished alumni" award from the iowa state department of meteorology... his alma mater. stephanie: we wanted to give you a big
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congratulations brad... but also show our viewers why we all agree you are so deserving of this prestigious award! "i grew up in iowa, so it feels like home." and for most of brad edwards' life, it has been home. growing up in earlham where he had plenty of time to contemplate the storms that gathered on the horizon, "and my dad and i would actually climb up on top of our roof to get a better look at the thunderstorms coming." in junior high, brad knew he wanted to be a weatherman. and as a college student at the university of iowa, he's fixed his goals on tv weather. that career launched at woi when it was still affiliated with iowa state university. afterjobs in florida and kansas, he landed at the weather channel. "hi everyone, thanks for tuning in to the weather channel, i'm brad edwards and the weekend is coming up pretty soon" in 1996 ... an opportunity to come home to woi and he didn't look back. "family was in iowa, most of our families are here. and honestly the weather in iowa is more exciting and a lot more challenging to forecast than almost anywhere else in the nation."
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he's had quite the career here at woi... securing the honor of central iowa's most accurate forecast for nearly a decade... what you may not know, is that brad has helped launch countless careers...including some familiar faces. "i vividly remember...the first time i met brad. and he would hate to hear this, but i was a little bit star struck by him. i grew up in iowa and watched him on tv.' sam ended up interning and now working alongside his idol...quickly seeing why brad is considered the among the best in the business. "some meteorologists maybe say...i missed today there's always tomorrow. . brad gets irritated when he doesn't get it right. he tries to figure it out what happened and he's usually got a pretty good explaination why and i think that continues to help him build his skills. and he's had the most accurate forecast for 9 years...earned that title." a disciplined scientist...a devoted mentor...brad edwards has left his mark ... "i think brad will always be remembered
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here long after he's gone and in the weather community as just being a wonderful person, a good boss and for me actually nwhat's really nice is a good friend too!" stephanie: well, what did you think brad? brad (reax) toss to weather brad: (adlib) brad: weather adlib: put script here in green it's the halloween weekend, and rain is moving in! should we be scared? well, in many areas of the metro, we
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areas of the metro, we should luck out with most of the rain increasing after 8 pm when beggar's night ends. rain will be likely overnight, so drive safely. temps will be in the low 50s to upper 40s this evening. some rain may still be around saturday morning, but should move eastward and out of central iowa by mid-morning. we might
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see some clearing in the afternoon for especially areas to the west. temps for halloween day are looking like mid 50s with western iowa a bit warmer. it will be mainly clear and cool for any trick-or- treaters that are going out saturday evening. then we head into november and back to standard time on sunday. but the
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real exciting thing is that we will push our highs close to 70 that afternoon! and we keep the warm trend going into the first half of next week. it will cool off with some rain by thursday and friday, so enjoy those 70s while we have them! (adlib) stephanie: thanks, brad! jack: coming up on
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democratic about? stephanie: but next.... government shutdown? "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd. we
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republican debate on cnbc wasn't democrats or each other-- it moderators. jack: now-- angry about the questions asked taking action. jack: the republican national committee is suspending a february debate with nbc news. nbc, r-n-c
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quote, "the questions were inaccurate or downright offensive." he specifically references the first one directed to donald trump if he was running a comic book version of a presidential campaign. jack: nbc was set to hold the gop debate on february 26th with both telemundo and the national review. priebus says the debate will continue... just without n-b-c. jack: there was a big budget bill passed on capitol hill today. the senate gave final approval to a large fiscal package that will prevent a u-s default next week and lower the risk of a government shutdown in december. the bill, already cleared by the house, now goes to president obama, who is expected to sign it. the budget increases federal spending on defense and domestic programs more than 80 billion dollars for the next two years. it also suspends the nation's debt limit through march 20-17. stephanie: republican presidential candidate and florida senator
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voted against the budget, and he skipped two iowa scheduled iowa events today to cast his vote in washington. rubio has come under fire recently for not showing up to vote in the senate, and was called out by fellow republican jeb bush and a prominent florida newspaper earlier this week. rubio was supposed to be in council bluffs today. stephanie: ten of the republicans running for president are around the metro this weekend for the "growth and opportunity party" taking place at the state fair grounds tomorrow. but one day before that, the iowa democratic party is speaking out about the large gathering of republicans. "they don't care about growth and opportunity for seniors or immigrant famlies or students or lgbt iowans too often their policies would lead to fewer opportunities and make it harder for working iowa families to get by and fufill their dreams " stephanie we'll have more from that party tomorrow on local 5 news at 6. but now we are in the final countdown to beggar's night trick or treating ... jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with
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one last look at our forecast. brad/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green it's the halloween weekend, and rain is
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scaredweekend, and rain is moving in! should we be scared? well, in many areas of the metro, we should luck out with most of the rain increasing after 8 pm when beggar's night ends. rain will be likely overnight, so drive safely. temps will be in the low 50s to upper 40s this evening. some rain may still be around saturday morning, but should move eastward and out of central iowa by mid-morning. we might see some clearing in the afternoon for especially areas to the west. temps for halloween day are looking like mid 50s with western iowa a bit
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for any trick-or- treaters that are going out saturday evening. then we head into november and back to standard time
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tonit, on the scene of the halloween horror, reported tornadoes, drivers trapped.
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