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your forecast first." brad/wx wall weather adlib: the crazy week of mild weather will be continuing the next three days! we had a lot of clouds around tuesday, but almost no rainfall for central iowa. the clouds will be decreasing tonight leaving us with partly cloudy skies and mild, dry conditions. we have only had two days so far this winter that have stayed below freezing all day, but that could change next week as we could have three more! as for the short term, look for a decent amount of sunshine wednesday with warmer temperatures by afternoon. jack: trouble on the court. we'll show you why the roosevelt high school girls
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jail tonight. stephanie: it looks like guns will be a popular gift this christmas, sheriff's offices across the state are struggling to keep up with the demand for permits to carry. " local 5 news at 10 in hd starts now. we are iowa" jack/2shot good evening and welcome to local 5 news, home of we are iowa dot com. i'm jack miller. stephanie/2shot and i'm stephanie angleson. glad you're with us tonight. stephanie: a roosevelt girls basketball coach and special education teacher is in jail tonight... charged with felony sex abuse of a student... stephanie: des moines police say 46 year old gerald "tig" johnson.... is facing charges of sexual exploitation by a school employee...and assualt with intent to commit sexual abuse... investigators say he turned himself into authorities this afternoon after a warrant was placed for his arrest... this... just hours before his team was set to play a game tonight... local fives nikki davidson joins us now with more... nikki: right...
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us coach johnson has been placed on adminstrative leave pending the results of this investigation... johnson just started coaching this team in the fall... but he is not a new face at the school. (nat buzzer) despite a whirlwind of rumors and speculation... it was clear the roosevelt girls basketball team was focused on one thing tonight... (cheers) puting their all into this game against hoover... while their head coach remained behind bars... four assistant coaches took on the job of leading the team... (nat) 15:22:42 this is a close knit community, regardless of what one person may have done or not done, depending on what we learn, they rally around each other. ending in a victory over hoover... 50 to 46. when it comes to the investigation... the des moines school district tonight tells us that they don't even know all the details... they're awaiting more information on the case from police tomorrow... what they do know is although gerald 'tig' johnson has only been back with the school for a few months... he was a familar and respected face in the althetlic department... 15:19:38 he was a coach for several years a decade ago at roosevelt h.s. he lead the team to 5 state tourneys and won a state title in 2006. (nat) johnson is also a special edcuation teacher at the school... district officials say another employee will be taking on his classes while he is on leave... and at this point, they aren't sure what to expect next.
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hard to say, it something that depends on mr. johnson and his attorney, how soon or how long we know what happened... those steps are hard telling this evening. police aren't releasing details into the investigation but say they felt there was a enough to charge the coach with felony sex abuse. "there were interviews at the school, interviews with the victim." and say any case of this nature is especially sensitive to them... "we moved quickly to do as through of an investigation as possible. nikki: the school district did send out an email to parents explaining the situation and that johnson had been placed on adminstrative leave. according to online arrest records... bail has not yet been set for johnson. in the studio, nikki davidson local five news
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stephanie: one of our viewers tipped us off to this story, and so if you have something you'd like us to look into, feel free to contact us. 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. jack: donald trump keeps pumping out more headline grabbing statements. jack: less than 24 hours after he talked about banning all muslims from entering the u-s, trump once again suggested he may run as an independent if he doesn't get the republican nomination. jack: trump tweeted out that a new poll - from u-s-a today-shows that 68 percent of his supporters would vote for him if he left the republican party and ran as an independent. in september, trump signed an agreement that he would not seek a third party run if not elected as the gop nominee. but now it's not
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that agreement. stephanie: in the metro today... carly fiorina said she thinks trump's overreacting to the threat of muslims in the u-s, and that his outlook is just as dangerous as president obama's restrained reaction to the terrorist attacks in san bernardino. she says president obama isn't prepared to do anything, but trump is playing on everyone's worst fears. so what can be done? here's where she suggested we start. "if we have a terrorist on the no-fly list, let's go indict them. let's go round them up and indict them because once you're indicted for a felony, you can't buy a gun. let's try that. i keep hearing about terrorists on watchlist, boy, if we have a known terrorist on a watchlist, why don't we go round them up and question them. let's enforce the laws we have." stephanie: today in court... a metro child abuse case is finally over for the families affected. stephanie:
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provider will spend 5 years in prison. christina williamson was sentenced today. she ran an in- home center at her home in pleasant hill... and was arrested back in may after her husband saw video of her abusing the children. today-- police are releasing that video, and we will be playing it for you shortly. it is disturbing, as a warning-- so if you don't want to see it, please turn away. now williamson had reached a plea deal in this case.. pleading guilty to two counts of child endangerment, in exchange for some other charges being dropped. here is that video. pkg ":21- ;42 christina williamson walks into the living room carrying a baby. she places a blanket on the floor and sets the baby onto the blanket on its stomach. she then pushes the child's head to the floor and holds it there for about :30 seconds and then gets up and leaves the room. 1:32-1:44 about two minutes later she comes back ,jerks the baby up off the floor and places it back down, once again holding the childs head to the floor. again, williamson leaves the room, 4:15-4:27 but when she comes back about 5 minutes later she walks through the room, pushes the baby's head to the floor using her foot, steps over the child and walks out. she's gone for another minute. 7:24-7:48
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the baby with her back to the camera. we of what's happening, and they sit like this for about 5 minutes. then she abruptly pushes the child to the floor and jerks the baby backup. williamson adjusts the blanket and spreads it out on the floor. she then picks up and slams the baby to the floor face down." stephanie: the entire video is about 20 minutes long. in our opinion, the rest of it was too disturbing to broadcast. however it was used as evidence in williamson's trial. you can see the entire video at weareiowa.com. and if it's leaving you wondering about the quality of your own childcare-- we wanted to pass along some helpful information. in-home centers with more than six children are required to be registered with the state department of human services. you can check if your center is registered by contacting d-h-s
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jack: we now know the names of the two people arrested in connection to the explosive device found in a newton neighborhood monday night. the jasper county sheriff's office says jennifer and david kelso are behind bars after police searched their home on first avenue west. no one was hurt, and people returned to their homes a few hours later. police say the investigation is ongoing. jack: it looks like guns will be a popular gift this holiday season. local sheriff's offices are struggling to keep up with the demand for permits to carry, and that's a big change from previous years. there are several factors at work here: a change in iowa's gun law from 2011. a lot of people are now people needing to renew their permit to carry because it's five years later. plus, recent news of gun violence making headlines. and high profile politicians talking about gun control. "mike 13:13 people, as they get more and more fearful that they may lose the right to own weapons, they just run out and buy everything they can
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jack: take a look at a month by month comparison of carry permits polk county. in november, permits issued more than doubled in 2015 over last year. and the 528 permits issued you see there for december of this year is in only for the first week. that compares to 422 for the entire month last year. and we're told that most of those are new applicants, not renewals. stephanie: jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards here now... brad ((ad lib weather toss)) stephanie: coming up on local 5 news at 10... brand new bikes for a bunch of kids. and the secret santas behind these gifts are not who you think! take sot tomorrow on good morning iowa... this isn't your average everyday holiday ride...a man trades in the sleigh for a
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christmas cheer to his neighborhood... plus... a look at your forecast ((:04 wx ad-lib)) that's tomorrow on the all-new good morning iowa! "your watching local 5 news at 10 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 10. we are iowa." stephanie:
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brad: weather adlib: the crazy week of mild weather will be continuing the next three days! we had a lot of clouds around tuesday, but almost no rainfall for central iowa. the clouds will be decreasing tonight leaving us with partly cloudy skies and mild, dry conditions. we have only had two days so far this winter that have stayed below freezing all day, but that could change next week as we could have three more! as for the short term, look for a decent amount of sunshine wednesday with warmer temperatures by afternoon. we should reach the mid 50s in the metro by 3 pm be picking up a bit wednesday, but really get going on thursday when they will be gusting over 30 mph from the west. this will mean our warmest day with temps in the morning hours in the 50s and the high close to 60 by early afternoon. more clouds are expected friday with a slight chance for some light rain showers late in the day, but heavier rain will be likely saturday evening for mainly se iowa. we will have a chance for rain both late saturday and sunday in central iowa, but the higher threat is for se iowa this weekend. cooler conditions will take over right into next week with temperatures actually going below average by the end of the next week. we might even
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winter folks! brad stephanie:
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stephanie: it may not be christmas yet but today 30 kids in the davenport area will recieve newly refurbished bikes and helmets. and the source may surprise you. jack: it was all made possible through a partnership with an organization called friendly house and the scott county jail. local 5's alice king has more. " ( natural sound: fixing
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just inside the former scott county jail annex is a workshop full of old bicycle gears, tires and donated bikes that are need of desparte repair. all those parts are for the bicycle restoratoin program. it's designed to involve low risk-minimum security inmates sentenced to county jail time --- a chance to give back to the community. officer don rupe provides direction, (natural sound: officer rupe: it will help straighten that out) (alice) practical training and safety instruction as inmates work to refurbish the bikes. for the inmates, it's a chance to take something broken. (natural sound: hammer) (alice) and make it shine again. (dylan jungjohann/community restoration worker) building the bikes is fun because you get to see them in the state when you get them from the police department or whatever they're kinda brokok and stuff and you look at them and you're like wow i built that. it's a great feeling to look at it and know you fixed it" (alice) dylan jungjohann is a community restoration worker. he says the scott county jail has helped him turn his life around. there are incentives for working while serving time. officials say inmates have to pay 30 dollar a day to be at the jail. now if you work you only have to pay 5 dollars. officer rupe says this program also gives workers a chance hone a skill. (natural sound: picking up wrench) (don rupe/community restoration officer for scott county 3) we've had guys that come in here that don't even know how to use a wrench or even what certain wrenches are. (alice)
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proud to help put a smile on local kid's faces. (dylan jungjohann/community restoration worker) i actually like it now and especially because it's going to kids for christmas that made me work a little bit faster and more efficient to get them done. stephanie: jungjohann says after his time in jail he plans on going to a halfway house to help him stay clean. and it's not just non-profits that the jail donates the newly refurbished bikes. jack: they can also be donated to an inmate who's just getting out and has no form of transportation. stephanie: jack: a big game on the schedule for thursday... jon: the annual cy- hawk game on the hardwood...fans have been looking forward to this and you better believe the players have as well... coming up on local 5 sports, hear from georges niang as he and cyclones look to kiss the hawkeyes good bye... " now, local 5 sports
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"i think the rivalry is back, i mean both teams are great teams for the state of iowa but at the end of the day we all know it's a cyclone state." "haha, nice georges." "you know it, pal." jordan that was georges niang
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over iowa, much to the chagrin of fred hoiberg. niang has never been one to mince words when it comes to the hawkeyes. today at the cyclones weekly press conference was no exception, it was classic georges being georges... "this is something a lot of us have been looking forward to. i feel like a lot of us aren't even from the state of iowa, but we definitely feel the rivalry and i don't wanna say hatred, but dislike toward that other school, but that's just what comes with the territory. they heckle more than other fans, i think that's just the biggest thing that gets my riled up." "the kiss, did that happen in the moment?" "i was waiting for me to do something good at the end of the game for that to happen. that was sort of just in the moment, i didn't before the game think about, oh i'm going to do this, but just everything they said during the game and stuff like that, but it's all out of good fun, i feel like i have a competitive nature and that's just me and i feel like i don't hold back on anything. if i only went 2-2 with iowa, what's the point of playing? so obviously the goal is to go 3-1 and we obviously wanna beat them and continue our hot streak and keep on
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georges niang, what a guy! cyclones and hawks set to tip off thursday up at hilton at 630 pm. as georges mentioned, the isu seniors looking for their 3rd straight win over iowa since falling in 20-12. jordan meanwhile, about 24.5 hours following that cy-hawk game will be another cy-hawk game. the hawkeye and cyclone women will take the floor at hilton for their annual matchup. coach bill fennelly has led isu to a 12-7 record against the hawks in his tenure, including 9 straight at home... he and iowa coach lisa bluder share a lot in common. both from iowa, both went college in iowa, both have been coaching in iowa for 15 plus years. i asked coach just what makes coaching against lisa bluder fun and what makes it tough...
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they're always good, and what's fun is i don't know if there is anything fun about it. it's nice that we are parts of programs that have brought, i think, some pride, some dignity, some respect, some attention to our universities and it's our state. and we take it very seriously and i know they've done an amazing job there over the years and hopefully our fans and the people who follow women's basketball and even if you don't, look at both programs and say hey they've added some great things to our state and they're doing it with people leading them that have the affinity for this state that we do. and i think coach bluder and i share that and it's fun to be a part of it." the 23rd ranked hawkeyes and the cyclone women tip off hawkeyes and the cyclone women tip off friday evening at 7pm inside hilton. the game can be seen on cyclones dot tv... hoops action from tonight, the uni panthers take down george mason on the road, 73-65. wes washpun and paul jesperson
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high 19 points, jesperson also added 12 boards for his first career double double. panthers back in action saturday at new mexico, they face iowa state a week from saturday in the big 4 classic. finally some girls hoops action. top ranked waukee, ranked 22nd in the usa today national polls. and that would make me dizzy wow! 3rd quarter, warriors already with a huge lead and they've got the back ups in. spoiler alert, waukee's back ups are better than most team's starters. rebecca corbett kicks it out to freshman jori nieman who three. marshalltown trying to fight downs knocks down the three. but waukee just corbett this time dishes it to kelli fogt who drops in the duece. then it's emma schmidt long range. over in an hour and 3 minutes. waukee rolls, 83-22. jon/3shot stephanie: jack: we'll be right back... you're
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a chinese artist is turning some of beijing's hazardous air pollution into...bricks. the artist
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air pollution and packs the tiny particles together to make a brick. he collected over 100 grams of pollution, much of it made up of small particles some 30 times smaller than a strand of human hair. he's doing it to make a point about china's poor air quality. . brad: weather adlib: put script here in green the crazy week of mild weather will be continuing the next three days! we had a lot of clouds around tuesday, but almost no rainfall for central iowa. the clouds will be decreasing tonight leaving us with partly cloudy skies and mild, dry conditions. we have only had two days so far this winter that have stayed below freezing all day, but that could change next week as we could have three more! as for the short term, look for a decent amount of sunshine wednesday with warmer temperatures by afternoon. we should reach the mid 50s in the metro by 3 pm or so. the winds will be picking up a bit wednesday, but really get going on thursday when they will be
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