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little slippery for some iowans tomorrow. let's go over to chief meterologist brad edwards for more on what to expect. brad? brad: weather adlib temperatures will be in the 50s most of this evening for central iowa, as rain showers begin to increase over iowa. a cold front will be pushing in from the west and causing temps to drop into early thursday morning for western iowa. and this is where the problems begin! freezing rain, sleet and even snow will be possible for western iowa thursday, but the metro will be seeing all rain throughout the day. the further west and north, the colder and more icy roads will likely be on thursday, so travelers beware. the metro could see a wintry mix thursday evening, but no accumulation of ice or snow is expected here. temps will continue to
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night into friday morning as the north winds pick up at 15-25 mph. stephanie/2shot thanks brad. triple a reports more than 46 million americans will be traveling for the holiday, a lot of them going more than 50 miles away from home. take videobox this marks the seventh consecutive year of higher travel numbers. lower gas prices are behind some of the uptick in travelers, while the price to fly has actually gone up for thanksgiving travelers. jack/2shot we'll be updating our website with the latest weather conditions. go to we-are- iowa-dot-com anytime for updates on the storm. stephanie: iowa is about to
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go through a huge undertaking. stephanie/2shot a complete re- vamp of the state's medicaid system. jack: there are five weeks left before the new plan is supposed to start... january first. but there are issues. the packets have arrived -- but the plans aren't even in place. local five chief political correspondent amanda krenz is here to show you why it could be a smooth transistion -- or a disaster, amanda? amanda: there is a very high level of concern that this big change is going to result in disaster. and the impact is huge, 560- thousand iowans are part of the state's medicaid program. "iowans currently on medicaid received this packet in the mail. it tells them to choose an m- c-o - a managed care o oanization. there are four out- of-state mco's to choose from. greg 7:13 no other state in the country has tried to move to managed care in this compressed timeline. greg boattenhamer of the iowa hospital association says governor branstad's deadline of januarty 1st to change over the state's medicaid program is way too agressive. how do people know
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which of these companies to pick? which one will include their current doctors and hospitals? well, they don't know. greg 5:58 it's challenging to know who to sign up with when the networks don't exist. the department of human services is working on a list of providers that have signed on with one of the companies, but hasn't released a number. only saying, " more providers are signing up every day, and we're working hard to remove any contracting barriers to make as smooth of a transition as possible for medicaid members and providers." 6:41 when we've contacted larger health care systems in the state, des moines metro hospitals, they've indicated they haven't signed contracts with any of the mco's. and that's a big worry with very little time left. 7:30 our concern is we get to january first and we have a train wreck on our hands that we don't know how to manage." amanda: here's another important point... the federal government has to give its approval before the state can
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move forward with changing over medicaid. so far the feds their okay to do live in the studio, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. stephanie: new at 5 ...from a hospital bed to a polk county courtroom. stephanie/1shot the man who was driving a car that crashed into a pole on ingersoll monday morning made his first appearance in he is charged with vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. was released from the hosptial tuesday and police same day and charged him. the car, you see here, was wrapped around a power pole. just a mangled mess left afterwards. it happened at the intersection of 35th street and ingersoll . the passenger, scalicity boyd, died at the scene. jack/1shot a woman is arrested in connection with the car crash on hubbell avenue earlier this month that left two men dead. deanna gliem is charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, as well as two counts of vehicular homicide the crash happened on november 15th at east 37th and hubbell.
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. police say gliem was heading south on hubbell when she hit the victims' car at the intersection. richard hummel and randall sonnenburg died on scene. their families held a vigil last weekend to bring awareness to that dangerous intersection. stephanie/otsr without a home just before thanksgiving. one person is out of their apartment after a fire earlier it happened at sun prairie west des moines us it started in the kitchen. about 14 people were evacuated. was from smoke and water inside the apartment. " theres alot of damage to that actual apartment, our guess is taht tenant wont stay there tonight, not sure about the others, smoke in th building, make sure it didnt get anywhere else. we're very fortunate, very very fortunate" stephanie: the fire caused around 20 thousand dollars worth of damage... jack/1shot metro firefighters got to dig in to their thanksgiving feast a day early.
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fire crews from urbandale, clive, johnston, windsor heights, and waukee were honored for their services earlier today. neighbors and families sat down with the firefighters, who were thankful for the support. "it's a way of being thankful for our safety. everyone is going home at the end of their shift. we're very thankful for that. we're very thankful for the communities that help support us. we're very thankful for the citizens within the communities who are taking fire safety so seriously." jack: everyone got together for the festivities at the urbandale fire station. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... we're helping you get your black friday game plan all set. grab a pen and some paper...we'll run down when some of the biggest stores will open. jack: and next... before the shopping begins. which toys are toxic for your kids? "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
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foreforecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie: in consumer matters....
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black friday sales... starting thursday! stephanie: and here's when some of the big stores will open as it has for almost 30 years, walmart will be open 24 hours. friday" sales will thursday. target and k- open at six. rounding out the six p-m openings are kohl's, staples. opening at five p-m, along with toys 'r' us and j-c penney. "big lots" will open bright and early -- seven a-m on thanksgiving and many "radio shack" locations will open twice -- from eight a-m to noon, then re- open at five p-m. jack/otsl and before you start up your holiday shopping -- an annual report on hazardous toys and toy safety is out. the "trouble in toyland" survey from the u.s. public interest research group looks at more than 200 toys sold at major retailers and dollar stores. here's the takeaway - not as many toxic toys were found as previous years. but there are still some flagged as dangerous. the hazards include toxic chemicals,
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choking threats and extremely loud toys. " (rebecca mond/senior director, federal government affairs at toy industry association) "as a mom i understand that these reports can certainly seem to be frightening but it's important to know that all toys sold in the united states must comply with very strict u.s. product safety requirements which is something that pirg themselves acknowledge." jack: only one toy tested showed lead levels higher than new federal limits, so you'll want to watch out for this one. it's called a morphobot action figure. stephanie: check your thanksgiving table for chicken salad from costco... nineteen people have gotten sick with ecoli after eating the salad. that's the word from the c-d-c, who says cases have popped up in seven states. five people have been hospitalized, including two with kidney failure. health workers are still trying to figure out which ingredient in the chicken salad was the culprit if you have costco chicken salad at home, check the label before you eat it. if its item number is 3-7-7-1-9, throw it away. costco has already pulled
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the product from the shelves. jack: hillary clinton is still holding strong in iowa. jack/otsl: she remains the number one choice for iowa democratic caucus goers. the latest quinnipiac poll puts clinton at 51 percent, with bernie sanders in second with 42 percent support. the poll results also reveal iowa democrats' position on allowing syrian refugees into iowa. and it's much different compared to what republicans say. here to break down those results is local 5's lucas casey. "that's right. in today's release from quinnipiac we see that 80 percent of the iowa democrats who were polled support accepting syrian refugees in iowa. in the political polling world, that's a pretty high rate of concensus, no matter what issue we're talking about. on the republican side - we saw an equal level of concensus, but on the opposite side of the issue. 82 percent of iowa republicans said they oppose accepting syrian refugees into the state. so... definitely one of the more politically divisive issues for iowans right now. in the digital media
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center, lucas casey, local 5 news, we are iowa." stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad ((ad lib weather toss)) "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts"
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weatherrate the independent weather experts" jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib)
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brad: weather adlib: put script here in green well, our holiday weekend is starting of mild and dry early this evening, but that will be changing pretty quickly. temperatures will be in the 50s most of this evening for central iowa, as rain showers begin to increase over iowa. a cold front will be pushing in from the west and causing early thursday morning for western iowa. and this is where the problems begin! freezing rain, sleet and even snow will be possible for western iowa thursday, but the metro will be seeing all rain throughout the day. the further west and north, the colder and more icy roads will likely be on thursday, so
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travelers beware. the metro could see a wintry mix thursday evening, but no accumulation of ice or snow is expected here. temps will continue to slowly fall thursday night into friday morning as the north winds pick up at 15-25 mph. friday will be dry for shoppers, but pretty cold with temperatures in the 20s and 30s while wind chill values will be in the 10s for many areas. saturday will be a little calmer and perhaps sunnier, but still on the chilly side. there will be a slight chance for some rain/snow showers sunday and monday, but nothing too big is expected at this point. brad/wxhang
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stephanie: thanks, brad! "you're watching local
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and the festivities kicked off with a special hair donation event. guests lined up at wells fargo arena this morning to get a free haircut and styling from sage tree salon and serenity couture, and donate their locks to wigs for kids. take a look. "no script " "i think everybody's pretty proud of her that she wanted to do something like this." we're just gonna blow dry your hair first so it's nice and dry. what sage tree is
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doing is they're basically cutting hair off of people who have registered for the event in order to donate their hair to a charity called wigs for kids. she's got a lot of hair and now she gets to give it to someone who doens't have any. we're gonna do about ten inches. there we go, there's one. my dad. he loves that i'm doing it but he doens't like that i'm gonna cut my hair this short. she's really never had her hair this short. she had wanted to donate er hair a few months back and i didn't think it was long enough yet, so we asked her if she wanted to do it. we thought it'd be a fun way to donate her hair. i know that i'm gonna help someone out. little girls in need. look at all that hair in that bag. it looks super cute right, but i will say i am looking forward to not having to deal with all the snarles. you're gonna look great. okay, so we're gonna blow dry ya nice and dry. and then flat iron and then just make sure everything's looking nice and good. i think everybody's pretty proud of her that she wanted to do something like this. 2shot: (reax) jack:/1shot tonight our
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wrestling legend, dan gable continues with his take on the upcoming cyhawk wrestling showdown. coming up on local 5 sports at six, and again at 10, elias johnson talks to gable on the iowa style of wrestling he implemented for the hawkeye wrestling program, why it was so successful, and what retired life is like now. brad/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green well, our holiday
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evening, but that will be changing pretty quickly. temperatures will be in the 50s most of this evening for central iowa, as rain showers begin to increase over iowa. a cold front will be pushing in from the west and causing temps to drop into early thursday morning for western iowa. and this is where the problems begin! freezing rain, sleet and even snow will be possible for western iowa thursday, but the metro will be seeing all rain throughout the day. the further colder and more icy thursday, so travelers beware. the
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evening, but no accumulation of ice or snow is expected here. temps will continue to slowly fall thursday night into friday morning as the north winds pick up at 15-25 mph. friday will be dry for shoppers, but pretty cold with temperatures in the 20s and 30s while wind chill values will be in the 10s for many areas. saturday will be a little calmer and perhaps sunnier, but still on the chilly side. there will be a slight chance for some rain/snow showers sunday and monday, but nothing too big is expected at this point. stephanie:
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spending your time with us tonight. jack: we are working hard on another
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tonight, the president's
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message to america. be on guard.
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