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into the governor's office.. jack: local 5's amanda krenz has more in tonight's big story. amanda? amanda according to the department of human services, no syrian refugees have ever resettled here in iowa... and they have never moved here after settling in another state. still, there's a possibility the federal government will want to place syrian refugees here in the future, and some iowans want our doors to be open. the point of this protest was to be peaceful, not political. still, you can read the signs and see these people have a clear message for governor branstad, don't stop syrian refugees from resettling in iowa. samantha 10:09 it really just hits me in the pill of my soul, mkaes my blood boil, it's just an inhumane act. samantha thomas organized this rally, as a way to support refugee rights, which they say are simply human rights. samantha 9:49 we need to focus on the greater good of humanity and all rights for all people. governor branstad ordered all state agencies to halt any work on syrian refugee
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resettlements immediately sarah 16:17 it hits home because my mother was a refugee from the vietnam war and attending hoover high school we hav ea lot of refugees from myanmar, several african countries, hits home, personal to me. the protesters made their way up to the governor's formal office where they handed over a letter asking the governor to reconsider his decision to stop state services for syrian refugees. they hope he'll read it, maybe even take some time to meet with them about what they feel is more than refugee services... but a humanitarian issue. whitney 13:49 we disagree withthe way he handleed the situation and we think fear mongering is the opposite of what we need to be doing. amanda even though governor branstad doesn't have the power to stop syrian refugees from coming to iowa if the u-s state department sends them here, he can limit what state services they get like education and help with employment. live in the studio, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. jack: today's protest is just one
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example of how politically charged this topic is. in their latest poll, quinnipiac iowa republicans to let into iowa. local 5's lucas casey is in the digital media center with the numbers. here's a look at those results. of the iowa reupublicans who were polled said they are opposed to accepting syrian refugges into iowa, supported it. yesterday, the state department warned u-s travelers of continued threats of terror attacks worldwide. another timely issue asked in this poll - how worried are you about the possibility of a terrorist attack in the united states? very worried - 53 percent; somewhat worried - 35 percent; not so worried - 8 percent; not worried at all - 3 percent the poll of iowa democrats will be released wednesday morning and it will be interesting to see how they respond to the same questions. in the digital media center, lucas casey, local 5 news, we are iowa. jack: we want to know what you
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think? should syrian refugees be allowed to settle here in iowa? let us know, we may use your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on facebook and twitter. or send us an email or give us a call . the contact information is on your screen. stephanie: des moines police are keeping a close eye on the man they say shot and killed his own wife and 16 year old daughter in a double homicide on sunday night. 47 year old barney fraaken is still in the hospital tonight--recover ing from self- inflicted wounds. when fraaken is released, police say he'll likely face charges. the shooting happened on hull avenue sunday evening. police found amy and amber fraaken dead in their home. stephanie: today, former teachers are remembering amber as a student and as a friend... stephanie: joshua osbourne was amber's former behavior coach and teacher during her time at hoyt middle school. he said amber visited just three weeks ago, giving a good update on school and her family. he said the news has shocked the school and people who got to know and help
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her for years. " she had alot going for herself. i just think of all the positie impact not just on my life, her friends, other teachers and people in our building, she had positive impact. we knew amber was bound for something better " " stephanie: osbourne says the school is planning to make a tribute to amber soon. des moines public schools also offered grief counselors to students and staff yesterday as well. jack: developing now-- charges filed for the man behind the wheel during a deadly crash in des moines. jack: troy mure junior was released from the hospital today. police then arrested him and charged him with vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. the car, you see here, was wrapped around a power pole. it happened at the intersection of 35th street and ingersoll monday morning. the crash caused a few transformers to blow, catching the trees overhead on fire. the passenger,
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scalicity boyd, died at the scene. police are still investigating the crash. jack:/2med coming up on local 5 news at six, an iowa sports icon talks about the record setting grapple on the gridiron at kinnick stadium. " dan gable: it was more than i figured it would be." jack: hear why dan gable says wrestling needs to be in the spotlight now more than ever. stephanie: but next, ankeny police have a new officer today, thanks in part to a young boy's fundraising. jack: and we want to hear from you if you have a story you want us to look into. send local 5 news your news tips. email us at: news at we are iowa dot com. or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555. we're on facebook "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are important to you. you're watching local 5 news at six -- we'll be right back.
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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: new at six -- some new sculptures are popping up around the iowa lottery headquarters. jack: it's all part of the "art in state" building project -- a program to ensure fine arts are a part of state building construction projects. so, with the renovation of the lottery headquarters, these metal clovers are being put up. there are 15 clovers in all -- ranging in size, look and materials used to have a different meaning for each. stephanie:
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and in grimes, a new facility opens today to cut down travel time for metro garbage collectors. metro waste authority held the grand opening of their new transfer station in grimes today. the transfer system acts as a waypoint between the trucks that pick up your trash at home and the landfill. instead of sending the garbage trucks to the landfill, a semi will load up all of that combined trash and take it to the landfill instead. so now instead of over a hundred trips to the landfill and back, they'll only take 30. jack/2ram it's the season of giving. and a 5-year-old ankeny boy is a great example. he raised 15 hundred dollars to help the ankeny police department. stephanie/2ram the department held a crowdfunding campaign to help them get a new k-9 unit. today the dog, who is a rescue, suited up for his new job. "we're really excited. we're more excited really for the residents more than we are for ourselves as a department. we launched a fundraising program mid-october. in that time we were watching some of the donors come in. without knowing his age, we caught tristians name. but we continued to see the fund grow and to grow and to grow. had to pick up the phone and make an
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inquiry and found out that it's a five year old boy that had launched it with his birthday money. he told us the reason he did it is, he likes police officers, but more importantly he knows that we need bosco to help find missing children. " "cause it can help find lost kids." "and he thought that was pretty important. the dog can also find drugs for us and the dog can certainly track suspects if they were to flee a vehicle or a house. the dog is trained, the handler is not. we'll send out trainer out with the dog to a trainer out in omaha, nebraska, where they'll spend two to three weeks. and desirably, they'll be trained. when they come back we'll have them on the streets somewhere around the first of january, and they should be ready to roll. stephanie/wxcdl: between private and community donations, the department blew past their initial goal of 20 thousand dollars raising, 30-thousand dollars total. jack/wxcdl chief meteorologist
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( local 5 weather is coming up next. brad:wxcdl (
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meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad/wxc: welcome back. i'm local 5 chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: let's take a look at we
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are iowa's most accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: weather adlib: we hit the 50s today in the metro, so much of our snow has melted. we should not drop below freezing in the city, but watch out in areas to the north tonight as it could get icy. also there will be a chance for some fog for mainly those northern counties where there is more snow on the ground. thanks to southerly winds tonight and wednesday, we will be staying mild, but we will also be getting cloudier with a chance for some light showers or drizzle by wed. afternoon. the rain chances will be going up wed. night but temperatures will stay mild, so not travel problems... yet. that could change on thanksgiving day when we will have temperatures falling from the low 40s in the morning into the low 30s by late in the day. meanwhile we are going to have a lot of rain falling over iowa with some snow possibly mixing in for nw iowa. the main concern in the metro will be the chance for some freezing rain mainly after 4pm thursday, as temperatures get colder. some icing will be possible before the precipitation ends late thursday night. friday is looking dry, but the clouds will likely be sticking around along with cold temperatures that will carry right into the weekend. we will have a chance for some rain/snow
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showers both saturday and sunday with the best chance possibly coming on monday. at this point, not much accumulation is expected as temps will be above freezing most of the daytime hours. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for the latest in weather city, but watch out in areas to the north tonight as it could get icy. also there will be a chance for some fog for mainly those northern counties where there is more snow on the ground. thanks to southerly winds tonight and wednesday, we will be staying mild, but we will also be getting cloudier with a chance for some light showers or drizzle by wed. afternoon. the rain chances will be going up wed. night but temperatures will stay mild, so not travel problems... yet. that could change on thanksgiving day when we will have temperatures falling from the low 40s in the morning into the low 30s by late in the day. meanwhile we are going to have a lot of rain falling over iowa with some snow possibly mixing in for nw iowa. the main concern in the metro will be the chance for some freezing rain mainly after 4pm thursday, as temperatures get colder. some icing will be possible before the precipitation ends late thursday night.
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friday is looking dry, but the clouds will likely be sticking around along with cold temperatures that will carry right into the weekend. we will have a chance for some rain/snow showers both saturday and sunday with the best chance possibly coming on monday. at this point, not much accumulation is expected as temps will be above freezing most of the daytime hours. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out city, but watch out in areas to the north tonight as it could get icy. also there will be a chance for some fog for mainly those northern counties where there is more snow on the ground. thanks to southerly winds tonight and wednesday, we will be staying mild, but we will also be getting cloudier with a chance for some light showers or drizzle by wed. afternoon. the rain chances will be going up wed. night but temperatures will stay mild, so not travel problems... yet. that could change on thanksgiving day when we will have temperatures falling from the low 40s in the morning into the low 30s by late in the day. meanwhile we are going to have a lot of rain falling over iowa with some snow possibly mixing in for nw iowa. the main concern in the metro will be the chance for some freezing rain mainly after 4pm thursday, as temperatures get colder. some icing will be possible before the precipitation ends late thursday night. friday is looking dry, but the clouds will likely be sticking around along with cold temperatures
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that will carry right into the weekend. we will have a chance for some rain/snow showers both saturday and sunday with the best chance possibly coming on monday. at this point, not much accumulation is expected as temps will be above freezing most of the daytime hours. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for the latest in weather . stephanie/2wx: thanks brad. stephanie: snap a cool weather photo? post it to we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! jack/2bam: i'm here with local 5 sport's jordan furbee. all eyes are on the iowa hawkeyes maybe even more so this week... jordan/2bam: whether you believe in jinxes or not, getting on the cover of sports illustrated is still a pretty big deal! coming up on local 5 sports, hear what coach ferentz things of the s-i cover jinx as the team gears up for nebraska...
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with jordan furbee. we are iowa sports"
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jordan/fullscreen hot off the press, the latest college football rankings are out... and would you look at that! iowa is in the top 4! if the playoffs began today, iowa would play clemson! bama still 2, oklahoma up to 3. michigan state right behind iowa at 5. notre dame falls out of the top 4 to 6. baylor is 7th. ohio state falls to 8th. stanford and michigan round out the top 10... jordan/bam: a spot in the big ten championship is already secured. but a perfect season and a shot at the college football playoff is still on the line for the iowa hawkeyes... as if friday's game wasn't big enough.. now the hawks find themselves on the cover of sports illustrated! many hawks fans are nervous the s-i cover jinx might take effect... kirk ferentz was asked about the so called curse at his press conference today... " "
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game between the hawks and huskers kicks off at 2:30 and can be seen right here on local 5 and don't forget we have you covered before and after the heroes game. thursday at 630, we'll have a 30 minute special on the heroes game where we take a look at the history of the rivalry and more. then on friday morning at 10 am, a full hour long pregame special including
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reports from lincoln... then as soon as the game is over, join us for local 5 news where we'll recap either a historic win for iowa, or historic upset for nebraska. jordan: the iowa hawkeye wrestlers hope to remain unbeaten as they head into ames this weekend to take on the iowa state cyclones. the second ranked hawkeyes are coming off their upset victory over oklahoma state at the record setting grapple on the gridiron. our former sun devil wrestler - elias johnson caught up with dan gable to talk about what the weekend meant to the sport. elias did you ever, in your wildess dreams think there would be a wrestling match at kinnick in november - did that ever occur to you that was a possibility and what was it like to actually see it happen dan gable: it was more than i figured it would be. its great oklahoma state and iowa participated - two most storied programs in history. but more than that it was no. 1 oklahoma state and i think that helped a lot draw in that 42- thousand plus but i think the football team, being the fact they were 9 and 0,
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people were ina good mood and when they're in a good mood they like to help. it might be the sinlgle most promotional event that i've ever seen in our sport. at the end of the day the ipact was huge - there i go a little donald trump. elias: amazing dan gable: haha elias: even from the weather, the biggest thing that would have killed that. it wouldn't have been the fans or teams being ready it would have been the weather. did it surprise you how nice it was for november? dan gable: you know i almost felt like coach brands, myself and everyone else who were involed really had someone looking out for them. you know, it was perfect you know it came through, it happened. jordan: tomorrow night the conversation continues with dan gable as he
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looks at the upcoming cy- hawk matchup and what the 17th ranked clyclones need to do to get back on track with their wrestling program. stephanie/sx3s jack/sx3s we'll be right back... you're
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et to visit local 5 on the web. we are iowa dot com is your home for the latest in news, weather, and sports. jack/wxhang: now one last check of your weather, with chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: weather adlib: we hit the 50s today in the metro, so much of our snow has melted. we should not drop below freezing in the city, but watch out in areas to the north tonight as it could get icy. also there will be a chance for some fog for mainly those northern counties where there is more snow on the ground. thanks to southerly
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winds tonight and wednesday, we will be staying mild, but we will also be getting cloudier with a chance for some light showers or drizzle by wed. afternoon. the rain chances will be going up wed. night but temperatures will stay mild, so not travel problems... yet. that could change on thanksgiving day when we will have temperatures falling from the low 40s in the morning into the low 30s by late in the day. meanwhile we are going to have a lot of rain falling over iowa with some snow possibly mixing in for nw iowa. the main concern in the metro will be the chance for some freezing rain mainly after 4pm thursday, as temperatures get colder. some icing will be possible before the precipitation ends late thursday night. friday is looking dry, but the clouds will likely be sticking around along with cold temperatures that will carry right into the weekend. we will have a chance for some rain/snow showers both saturday and sunday with the best chance possibly coming on monday. at this point, not much accumulation is expected as temps will be above freezing most of the daytime hours. stephanie/4shothang: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. jack/4shothang: we are working hard on another great newscast for 10pm. we're proud to say we are iowa...
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