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it's significant because dwolla has been considered a role model for the "silicon prairie" movement as the midwest and iowa specifically became a destination for small tech startups. they launched the company with two employees back in 2008... by 2011, they were processing a million dollars a week. jack: more "your money" news. in a major move that'll send ripple effects throughout the u.s. and world economies, the federal reserve today raised its key interest rate by a quarter point. it had been at zero since 2008. this is the fed's first rate increase since 2006, nearly ten years ago. higher interest rates mean it'll be slightly more expensive to get a car loan or a mortgage. but it also means that savers will slowly start to earn some interest. it'll also make the u.s. dollar stronger, a that'll be great for american travelers overseas. experts say today's move is a vote of confidence for the u.s. economy, which is recovering slowly since the great recession.
the federal reserve also indicated it may raise interest rates again in 2016. but federal reserve chair, janet yellin said it will go slowly. here's iowa senator chuck grassley's reaction. " didn't surprise me. it wouldn't have surprised me if they had done it two or three months ago... and it should be done... and you won't even notice it... and the markets have already worked that into their calculations probably three or four weeks ago. " jack: what do you think -- is this the right move in this economy? 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. stephanie/1shot emergency crews swarmed a farm in south central iowa this morning... the 9-1-1 call came from clarke county, near murray...about a man stuck in a grain bin. local five's amanda krenz was there to
that had a tragic ending. "amanda intro: 21:40 several crews from this area responded to the call. they got to work immediately on their rescue operation. in a large grain bin like this, that's three quarters full of soybeans - saving a life is difficult. sheriff 8:35 he had been in the grain bin 8 minutes before we got the call. the massive team of first responders triedto save a 39 year old farmhand, eric reasland from creston. he was inside the grain bin trying to level the grain to make it easier to unload. sheriff 8:42 the grain had crusted over which is normal and they were using a prod to poke it down to unload into the trucks. firefighters say it took them about 25 minutes to get to the scene and get to work. fire chief 18:20 to start, you need to saw holes equally around the bin so that you can releive the pressure all the way around. chief fry says grain bin rescues take special equipment, that's why so many different
fry 17:23 he was in the center, that's what the grain will do to you. they had the ogger going. it pulle dhim, once you get started down there's really no stopping. everytime you move you get a little deeper. reasland was in the center of the grain bin, the hardest placeto get to, but eventually rescuers did. sheriff 9:37 got the grain down low enough, seen the subject then rescuers put walls around him to keep the grain from going down on him. then they got him out. tag - 15:19 when crews first pulled the body out they were optimistic but it was too late. reporting in clarke county, amanda krenz, local 5 news. we are iowa." stephanie/1shot amanda thanks -- and tonight at 6,
like this? we take a closer look from the perspective of somebody who was on the ground in clarke county today. stephanie: back here in des moines -- police confirmed the identity of a man killed while walking across hubbell avenue. 61 year old james pascasio from des moines died yesterday evening at east 42nd and hubbell. the 19 year old driver who hit him is still being investigated, but police say it appears that speed and impairment were not factors. jack/ots wonder how good your kids' school really is? there's a new online system to evaluate and rate every school in iowa. the state department of education released its iowa school report card today, making it easier for iowans to understand how individual schools are performing. lucas casey shows us how it works from the digital media center. here's how it works. we're on the department of education's website, you can get their easily from our website at we-are- iowa-dot-com. once you're there, you just type in a school district. i've typed in waukee, i want to take a look at brookview
to have a kindergartner starting there next year, so let's check in and see how they rate compared to their peers. right off the top, it gives us a look at a combined, overall rating , brookview has a high-performing rating. and if we expand the data section, we find out that's the second-best possible rating category, exceptional being the best, all the way down to needs improvement. what this really is, though, is a combined rating made up of other measures they're tracking over the past two years: including proficiency, closing the acheivement gap, college and career ready growth, annual expected growth, attendence, and staff retention. what's really neat about this feature is you can see where the school stacks up to other schools like it. so on almost every one of these measures, brookview elementary is ahead of the iowa average. in the digital media center, lucas casey, local 5 news, we are iowa. jack/ots the school report card meets a requirement
legislature back in 2013 that calls for an overall rating system for schools. again for more information and the link to the site, head to we are iowa dot com. stephanie/ram the last republican presidential debate of the year was the first since the attacks in paris and san bernardino. the nine leading candidates took questions mostly about national security and foreign policy. this time, jeb bush came out swinging at frontrunner donald trump. (bush) he's a chaos candidate. he would be a chaos president. (trump) trump sot jeb doesn't really believe i'm unhinged.. he said that very simple because he's failed in this campaign. it's been a total disaster and nobody cares in the fifth gop debate... trump on the defensive-- facing fierce attacks from bush and rand paul. (paul) this is another show that trump is not a serious candidate. (trump) shrugs the billionaire businessman... refusing to back down from his controversial proposal to ban
(trump) we're not talking about religion. we're talking about security. our country is out of control. texas senator ted cruz-- rising in the polls-- still shying away from attacks on trump. instead... taking on fellow senator marco rubio. (cruz) for marco to suggest that our record is the same is like suggesting that the fireman and the arsonist have the same plan because they were at the same fire. rubio challenging cruz for his positions on nsa surveillance and immigration. (rubio) do you rule it out? does ted cruz rule out ever legalizing people that are in this country illegally now. (cruz) i have never -- (rubio) do you rule it out? (cruz) i have never supported legalization and i do not intend to support legalization. and after the debate-- a conciliatory tone from trump... (trump) i like jeb. i think jeb is a nice man i really do. but you know i think i'd do the same thing if i were him i'd be attacking me. stephanie/ram coming out of the debate, donald trump even promised that he would not run as an independent. next up.. the democrats debate again this saturday in new
hosted by abc news. jack/ots a cyclone stand-out will be off the court for the rest of the season. and he will be missed. senior guard naz mitrou long will sit out the season to allow his hips to get back to 100 percent. it was a decision he and head coach steve prohm made together yesterday. "just following the iowa game i felt like i had been feeling a while earlier i just felt like it was time especially being under that nine game window. having a guy like deante burton coming back versus uni i felt like it was the perfect time to call it one for myself. " jack: we'll have more from naz and coach prohm coming up tonight at six, in sports. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... it's where you go when you need answers fast. and we'll tell you what people googled the most in 2015. jack: but next... why u-s leaders are adding a whole new category to their terror system that alerts us all. "you're watching local
a new warning today about terror threats against the united states. the department of homeland security has issued a "bulletin" to warn americans that individuals inspired by terror groups could attack at any time. abc's bazi kanani has the details. it happened in chattanooga, tennesee... in garland, texas... and most recently in san bernardino, california. sot - jeh johnson the reality is that terrorist-inspired individuals have conducted, or attempted to conduct, attacks in the united states this year. homeland security secretary jeh johson announces a new type of warning about the potential for those attacks. the new "bulletin" warns of "self- radicalized actors" who could strike "public events and places" with little or no warning. it's a new category added to the current terror advisory system... that replaced
in 2011. johnson said until now... the current system would only alert americans if there was intelligence picking up a "credible and specific" threat to the homeland... which there has not been in years. sot - jeh johnson something about how that warning has never been issued. while the lower-level "bulletin" is a warning about general trends in terrorism... it comes with specific action to protect the country. sot jeh - johnson the public should expect an increased presence of law enforcement across communities in the weeks ahead. more stringent security should also be anticipated at public places and events. . bazi kanani tag the new "bulletin" will be in effect for 6 months. it also warns of the backlash against muslim and arab americans... saying there is heightened concern about threats and violence directed toward them. stephanie the judge declared a mistrial in the case of baltimore police officer william porter. he was the first
gray's death. the mistrial came after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against porter, including involuntary manslaughter. five other officers still face charges in gray's april death. he died from injuries while he was in police custody. protesters are starting to gather now in baltimore... this is a live look right now. law enforcement officers from across the state are strategically placed across that city in case big riots break out as they did after gray's funeral. baltimore's police commissioner says law enforcement is prepared, but he hopes all those extra officers are not needed. prosecution and defense attorneys were instructed by the judge to appear tomorrow to set a new trial date. stephanie back here in iowa, we're starting to dry up after all that rain and flooding from the weekend. jack: yeah -- this was what fleur drive looked like near downtown des moines on monday. the major commuter route to the des
down because of water over the road. well as of today at 3 o'clock, the city of des moines opened back up the street. the raccoon river at fleur drive already crested and is receeding. but the des moines river at southeast 6th street isn't done rising yet. the crest is expected on saturday at noon. stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad ((ad lib weather
brad: weather adlib: winter has returned to iowa folks! those cold winds today were pretty strong today and cold with wind chills in the 20s. they will be falling into the 10s tonight, so bundle up if you are heading out. the clouds will start to break up some tonight with maybe a little bit of sunshine for your thursday. it is likely that we will have more clouds than sun though thursday along with those cold winds still blowing from the nw at 10-20 mph. we should finally see some sunshine friday, but it will remain cold with highs only reaching the upper 20s to the low 30s. saturday will bring us some milder temps by the afternoon, but sunday will be warmest we
highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! cold winds today were pretty strong today and cold with wind chills in the 20s. they will be falling into the 10s tonight, so bundle up if you are heading out. the clouds will start to break up some tonight with maybe a little bit of sunshine for your thursday. it is likely that we will have more clouds than sun though thursday along with those cold winds still blowing from the nw at 10-20 mph. we should finally see some sunshine friday, but it will remain cold with highs only reaching the upper 20s to the low 30s. saturday will bring us some milder temps
by the afternoon, but sunday
highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! chills in the 20s. they will be falling into the 10s tonight, so bundle up if you are heading out. the clouds will start to break up some tonight with maybe a little bit of sunshine for your thursday. it is likely that we will have more clouds
than sun though thursday along with those cold winds still blowing from the nw at 10-20 mph. we should finally see some sunshine friday, but it will remain cold with highs only reaching the upper 20s to the low 30s. saturday will bring us some milder temps by the afternoon, but sunday will be warmest we can do for awhile with highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/
jack: no one has all the answers... unless you're google, it seems. stephanie: the online know- it-all had a heck of a year. jeremy roth breaks down who was searching what in 2015. what do americans do when they need to know something?.. they google it of course! and in 2015.. movies and celebrities made up most of the most googled topics. lamar odom was the number one google search in 20-15. the former n-b-a star.. and husband of reality star khloe kardashian.. was found unconscious at a vegas brothel in october. he's now recovering in l-a. number two and three were the popular movies jurassic world.. and american sniper. and like number one.. the number four most searched topic in 20-15 was a famous athlete turned reality star.. caitlyn jenner.. who made a very public transition to a woman. and rounding out the top five was m-m-a fighter ronda rousey. she's been called a pioneer.. and a beast. she calls herself 'the best fighter in the whole world.' people also turn to google for burning questions.. the most searched 'what is' question..
see some sunshine friday, but it will remain cold with highs only reaching the upper 20s to the low 30s. saturday will bring us some milder temps by the afternoon, but sunday will be warmest we can do for awhile with highs reaching the mid to upper 40s. stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. jack: we are
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