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end later this evening. rain will likely change over into a wintry mix after 6pm here in the metro and even some freezing rain after that, but it will have trouble sticking to the roads with how warm our pavement will be. regardless even travel in the metro might be difficult after 8pm tonight. friday will be dry but very cold and windy with a few more wintry mix and snow chances starting but for those who don't have as much, it can be a lonely day. and it's makes giving back that much more
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important. stephanie for some volunteers at hope ministries in des moines, serving others has extra special meaning. local five's jacob peklo joins us now with more. jacob: hundreds of volunteers spent their morning...prepari ng meals for families in need. but now, one former homeless man has made it back on his feet, and is giving to those who have the greatest needs. and he never wants to forget the changes that he's made. terry gable remembers hitting rock bottom. terry gable, intake coordinator: "while sitting in eight days of jail, i decided i'd had enough of that old life, and wanted something new." after battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol, he joined the program at hope ministries, designed to help people get their lives back on track. terry gable, intake coordinator: "after turning my life over, it completely changed. it transformed my whole life for me and my family." now, six years after first volunteering to work here, he's got a full time job. and when he sees more than 200 other people giving their time on this thanksgiving day, he knows firsthand how it can make a big difference.
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here and ate, myself, when i was running around the street, a lot, when i was living out of my car." bob myers, volunteer: "you get a good enjoyment personally, but there is a need. we see it in our home town, we see it all around." volunteers at hope ministries woke up early thursday to prepare and box hundreds of meals. tracy myers, volunteer: "they are so thankful, not only for the warm food, but the company, that people get dressed up and they come in. it's not your typical soup kitchen, it's more than that." bob myers, volunteer: "it's kind of a fulfilling, satisfaction when you go out and help people, and they're going up to you and you're kind of making their day, and they don't realize how much they're actually making your day." gabel knows it's because of genuine love that he's back on his feet. terry gable, intake coordinator: "a good, good hot meal, some encouragement and some encouraging words, that kind of thing can really change a person's perspective and outlook on life." jacob the volunteers at hope ministries delivered more than 2-thousand
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meals across the metro today. they also prepared dinner for more than four hundred. live in the studio, jacob peklo, local five news. we are iowa. stephanie: despite the cold and wet weather, hundreds of metro area runners kicked off their thanksgiving festivities with the annual turkey trot in downtown des moines. it started on court avenue a little after 9 this morning and the rain fortunately did not delay the start time. runners then ran through the east village near the capitol and back. most runners said they were out in the cold so they could start the holiday on the right foot. "the beauty of a thanksgiving morning event is that it gives people a reason to come out to be healthy before taking on all the calories of the day it also gives people an opportunity to show their town we have 38 states represented to me that says people are coming in to visit family ." stephanie: runners got a free tshirt and a turkey trot- themed hat, as well as a free all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to start the thanksgiving festivities.
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stephanie: governor branstad joined members of the plymouth congregational united church of christ earlier today to deliver a proclamation. branstad was surrounded by the clergy, deacons, and choir members who dressed in authentic pilgrim costumes to celebrate thanksgiving day. "thanksgiving day is a time for us to gather as friends and family and express our apperceation for the challenges that we have met and the many blessings that are families communities and state have experinced " stephanie: church members start thanksgiving every year with this annual special congregation. stephanie: the leftovers are barely put away... but black friday shoppers are already out and about. stephanie: though it's not technically black friday yet, they're still standing in lines , waiting for sales that begin tonight. local 5 talked to a few of those metro shoppers who went from the thanksgiving dinner table to the shopping lane. ashu mellik, first time shopper: "they hand the tickets and it's first come, first serve. so, i just thought if i get here really early, i'd just get the ticket and i'd buy the stuff."
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tari gaulke, shopper: "kind of crazy, and i know that a lot of people don't like it, and i hate that people have to work on this day, but you know, i could stop, but everybody's still going to be out here. you can look and see that everybody's still in line." stephanie/lam best buy and old navy in west des moines have already opened their doors for early black friday deals tonight. people looking for good deals .. ahead of time best buy offers doorbusters tonight, including deals on tvs and play then they'll reopen in the old navy had a percent off offered its shoppers a chance to enter a drawing to win a million dollars. stephanie: know what black friday?? facebook and twitter. send us an email are iowa dot com" or call us in the 800-858-5555 we'd love to hear what you think about this story or any other. stephanie/2shot
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protesters clash with new piece of evidence was released in the shooting death of a 17 year old. "you're watching local jack miller, stephanie
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iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5
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news at 5, we are iowa." stephanie: belgium is on high alert, and today a special squad had to decontaminate several people when a suspicious package arrived at the main brussels mosque. a special crew was sent to the mosque, and eleven people underwent a dectonamination until officials determined what the powder substance was inside the package. it took police six hours to analyze the powder, but it was concluded that it was not dangerous. stephanie: here in the u-s, the paris attacks have put the nation's security officials and police in a heightened state of alert. but security officials from the head of the nypd to the president--are all saying that they are working to keep america safe during this time of thanks. abc's lana zak reports from washington. " thanksgiving traditions.... (gobble gobble nats) from turkey pardons in dc... sot obama "it is hard to
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pardoning a turkey. time flies, even if turkeys don't." (laughter) ... to the macy's thanksgiving day parade... (parade nats) and through it on security. bratton the number of officers - we will have the them we've ever had at this event, over 2500" among the thousands of ny police patrolling the parade route, 13 hundred officers. a record for a record number turned out in droves let the terrorists win. sot de blasio: "the people of ny are feeling safe & secure by voting with their here. the people of nyc are not intimidated." and in his weekly address, the president remembered the first thanksgiving and drew a parallel to the debate over refugees today. potus centuries after the mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families." and from washington to outer space, "gonna have
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candied yams? wishes thanksgiving for all... "happy thanksgiving everybody." lana zak standup close: according to the nation's top security officials-there is no specific, credible threat anywhere in the united states?something to be grateful for this thanksgiving. lana zak, " stephanie: protests continued overnight and into today in chicago in relation to a chicago police officer charged for shooting 17 year old laquan mcdonald. chicago police officer jason cam video of the up to mcdonald's deadly interaction with was finally released late yesterday. van dyke pursuing the shooting. van dyke is charged with first degree murder. he's being held without bail for now. webpage set up by the officer's wife to raise 80 thousand
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dollars has been taken down. stephanie: chief meteorologistja mes peterson joins us now.. james ((ad lib weather toss)) "now, we are iowa's most accurate
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peterson. certified by independent weather experts " james: script here in green happy thanksgiving! it is going to continue to be a very messy this evening with rain, snow, and freezing rain. the metro is going to see rain becoming freezing rain this evening, then snow into the overnight. the freezing rain and snow in western and northwest iowa will finally come to end an end later this evening. rain will likely change over into a wintry mix after 6pm here in the metro and even some freezing rain after that, but it will have trouble sticking to the roads with how warm our pavement will be. regardless even travel in the
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tonight. friday will be dry but very cold and windy with a few more wintry mix and snow chances starting sunday and lasting into early next week. james/wxhang (adlib) stephanie: thanks, brad! "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd. we are iowa" stephanie: as many families sit down this
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as many familiesdinner, it's likely they'll count their blessings. but for one vermont family, they'll be saying who they're thankful for this holiday season. local 5's lauren maloney reports. it's a sight any mother would cherish .... her kids, quiet, reading a book. but it's something tonyiel begnoche, wouldn't know was possible... about two years ago.
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tonyiel 16:29:40 - 44.... "the technician looked at me and said, i need to go get the doctor." at 23 weeks pregnant... she learned her baby had a kidney problem.... called posterior urethral valves. it was serious. my sister and my step mom didn't even want to plan a baby shower. because they didn't want me to get too emotional if he didn't come home. little kayde was born two years ago this month. his parents were told he would eventually need a kidney transplant. i don't think anything can prepare you for those emotions. kayde spent 11 weeks in the nic-u, these pictures reveal just how sick he looked and felt. when people would ask me how are you handling this, i just would say everyday is a gift. and i can't take any moment for granted. tanyeil and her fiance would start many monthly visits to
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there came a time doctors had few answers for these desperate parents. they said he doesn't have much time, he's going to be on dialysis, by the end of this month. they would need to find a living donor. "and it was weird, because you would have these people that are contacting you that are wanting to do it. but do they really know what entails to give a kidney?" tonyeil exhausted family and friends and put out a call on facebook.. "and that's when ann messaged me and she had heard the story. but i didn't know who she was." a simple post on social media would bring these two together. and she said she couldn't wait for someone else to step up. so ann delaney volunteered and would ssoon begin a barrage of blood work and urine tests. "i'm nervous." and doctors even had
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you know these people's friends and family wil lstick to it, but people you don't know will usually back out. and that's when i kind of said you dont know me. cause i dont go in to some things and back out." who's going to do this for a child, for anybody to sort of put yourself behind to save somebody? and not once did she ever have...she never hesitated. the transplant happened aug 6th and a few months ago, after surgery, i remember, i was coming to, and i kept saying kayde kayde kayde. it was a success. and when i got the news kayde kayde. it was a success. and when i got the news that the kidney was already functioning in the doctors hands yo uknow they were hooking it up and it was producing urine, i just started bawling. and she's got the scars to show it. but
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this little boy and his mom who once was tired and gray becamse healthy enough to attend baseball games in boston. it wasn't just the kidney it was his whole life. he has turned into this little boy. now these two moms are forever linked. how do you thank someone that saved your son, that saved your child? i get to watch kayde grow. his parents get to watch him grow. he gets to live." james/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green happy thanksgiving! it is going to continue to james/wxhang
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happy thanksgiving! it
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be a vsnow, and freezing rain. the metro is going to see rain becoming freezing rain this evening, then snow into the overnight. the freezing rain and snow in western and northwest iowa will finally come to end an end later this evening. rain will likely change over into a wintry mix after 6pm here in the metro and even some freezing rain after
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trouble sticking to the roads with how
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even travel in > tonight, the massive storm on the move. 35 millioneople in its path. snow and i falling as millions prepare to travel back. fierce winds downing trees and
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power lines.
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