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neighborhood, before crashing into a telephone pole at 32nd and forest avenue. local 5's jacob peklo spent the afternoon talking to witnesses and joins us now live with the latest, jacob? jacob jack, it was definitely a scary incident, near drake university. witnesses say people were trying to chase the alleged drunk driver down after he sideswiped and damaged multiple cars. police tell me the driver of a white minivan struck at least eight vehicles on his rampage through the neighborhood, before he was arrested after his ride came to a screeching stop. it was a dangerous end to a wild drive through the drake neighborhood. police arrested a man, after he crashing his car into a telephone pole along forest avenue. scott davis, mechanic: "we saw that the right front wheel wasn't even steering, it was flat, and we were wondering how far he was going to make it. and we ran out the door, and we heard people chasing him and then he hit the phone pole." the drive began after a group of friends finished lunch around noon tuesday.
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"one dude just wasn't really with it, and they get out and the next thing that i know is we have a car accident and a bunch of ambulances and police. dude's face is just messed up and he's got blood coming down." police say after leaving the parking lot, the man drove his car down forest and carpenter avenues, hitting at least eight cars along the way. one of the collisions was right outside of a subway restaurant, where amber knox was working the front counter. amber knox, witness: "i drop the tongs and i'm yelling at my manager. i'm like, come here, come here, come here because i didn't know what to do. i was freaking out and she was like, 'well, let's call the cops and the guy who got hit was already calling the cops." knox says the driver had barely missed hitting another vehicle. amber knox, witness: "he sat there and then eventually he drove off, but then you saw that the whole side of his bumper and everything was off. so, it was pretty bad. it wasn't like a ding hit and then drive. it was pretty bad. eventually the driver ended up back near where he started, hitting the pole near the restaurant. this surveillance video shows the group of people trying to track the man down. scott davis, mechanic: "but he was trying to get away too. he had it floored, and there was oil spitting out of the side of it." "
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police say the man was giggling while they took him away on a gurney. live in des moines, jacob peklo, local five news. we are iowa. jack/lam happening now -- democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is in fairfield, iowa, preparing to talk about alzheimer's disease. you're watching the event live right now -- she'll be speaking at the fairfield community arts center, announcing plans to call for a dramatic increase in federal spending a dramatic increase in federal spending to find a cure for alzheimer's disease the democratic front-runner wants to spend two billion dollars a year in an attempt to cure the degenerative brain disease by the year 2025.
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the alzheimer's association, the disease is the only top-10 cause of death in america that can't be prevented, cured, or slowed down. an estimated 5.1 million people age 65 or older have it, and that number is expected to increase to 7.1 million by 2025. and -- this wasn't the only way hillary clinton made news today. jack: she also doubled down on a claim made at saturday's democratic debate that isis operatives are using donald trump in recruitment videos for the terrorist organization, a claim donald trump says is false. " " hillary clinton: you know, people around the world pay close attention to our elections. and if you go on arabic television, as we have, and you look what is being blasted out with video of mr. trump being translated into arabic, 'no muslims coming to the united states,' other kinds of derogatory, defamatory statements, it is playing into the hands
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jack/ots: also in iowa today, hillary's main challenger on the democratic side: bernie sanders. this is video from his event in storm lake earlier. and even though they didn't talk about it on the campaign trail, the bernie and hillary campaigns were sparring today over money. clinton's campaign sent out an email blast to donors today saying they think sanders will raise more money in the fourth-quarter than their candidate for the first time ever. it's in effort to generate more campaign cash. the sanders campaign responded, saying they don't know if that's true yet. however, they did point out they've received around 2.3 million dollars in contributions, averaging less than 30 dollars a piece. jack/lam services are set for a beloved football iowa coach who passed away unexpectedly over the
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the madrid tigers for nearly 30 seasons, before passing away on sunday at the age of 58. his visitation is set for tomorrow from 4-7 p.m. at the madrid high school gym. a memorial service will follow at 7 p-m. guests are asked to wear their orange and black tiger colors in honor of coach hinkel. jack: the salvation army would call it a christmas miracle -- an incredible donation left in one of their red kettles recently. a south african gold kruggerand coin was left yesterday, which is worth more than 1,000 dollars. it was left at the hy-vee on valley west drive in west des moines the salvation army has a goal of raising 1.1 million dollars this season. as of today, they're at 64 percent of their goal. jack: we want to know what you're doing to give back this holiday season. show us by sharing a photo on facebook and twitter. jack:
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back each and every month: with our "one classroom at a time" grant. this month took us to metro west learning academy , where social studies teacher chris covington is showing students how to get along with all kinds of people. it's this focus on diversity and inclusion that makes his classroom so special. tonight at 10, see how we're recognizing him, with help from bankers trust, through our "one classroom at a time" program. jack: coming up -- if you order something online right now, can it make it to your go under the we have the answer, next. jack: holiday gift at the gas pump -- cheap prices!
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jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." jack/1shot this week is expected to be a record-breaker for holiday travel... especially on the roads. and driving may
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and severe weather moving into much of the country. abc's brandi hitt reports. a wet and soggy start... to a busy holiday travel week. sot -- (no name given) more than 100 million travelers are expected to hit the road -- the most ever. nats and severe weather isn't helping. fog may have lead to chain-reaction crashes on interstate 49 in arkansas... killing at least three people. nats and across parts of the west -- it's slow- going in the snow. so much has fallen in washington state... rescue teams have been searching for missing skier -- monty busbee -- since saturday. sot -- alan labissoniere, king county search and rescue dangerous winds... are overturning semi trucks in southern california... and taking out trees in oregon. this one -- narrowly missing jeannie harwood. sot -- jeannie harwood, tree smashed car more than 38 million travelers are also expected to fly through january 3rd. the busiest airports -- atlanta los angeles and chicago... where weather could
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sot -- mark mancuso, accuweather senior meteorologist meantime -- historic heat -- in the northeast. 77 degrees forecasted in washington d-c christmas eve. 72 thursday in new york city. ((on camera tag)) and tomorrow is expected to be the busiest travel day on the road. families are taking advantage of lower gas prices... below two dollars a gallon in most states. brandi hitt -- abc news -- los angeles. jack: well the weather may not be on your side everywhere you go this holiday week -- but the economy is. gas prices are low and getting lower. the national average is down below 2 dollars a gallon for the first time in six years! huge global surpluses of oil are causing it. we're down 41 cents a gallonfrom a year ago. this is the first drop below two dollars nationwide since march of 2009 during the great
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jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad: weather he clouds pretty much won the battle today in central iowa as they will tonight. the good news is that it will stay relatively mild for december with temps staying in the upper 30s to lower 40s tonight. this means that we won't have to worry about any icing when the rain showers start developing later tonight. showers will start off light, but
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be likely wednesday which will just add to the already record rainfall for this month. about a half inch is expected by the end of wednesday. temperatures should be in the 40s most of the day with some strong nw windnd increasing over 20 mph in the afternoon. a smaller system will be rolling through thursday morning that will try to produce a few snow showers. some grassy areas might see some light accumulations (especially in western counties), but this should not cause too many problems for travelers in central iowa. thursday night should be quiet and dry throughout the state and midwest. christmas day is looking decent with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s. the next system will come our way friday night with some rain showers possible especially overnight into saturday. saturday will still be mild enough for rain, but barely with highs in the uppers 30s for most areas. there will be another system coming through monday with a good chance for either rain or snow or both, so we will be watching that one closely. brad/wxhang (adlib) relatively mild for december with temps staying in the upper 30s to lower 40s tonight. this means that we
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about any icing when the rain showers start developing later tonight. showers will start off light, but some heavier rains will be likely wednesday which will just add to the already record rainfall for this month. about a half inch is expected by the end of wednesday. temperatures should be in the 40s most of the day with some strong nw winds increasing over 20 mph in the afternoon. a smaller system will be rolling through thursday morning that will try to produce a few snow showers. some grassy areas might see some light accumulations (especially in western counties), but this should not cause too many problems for travelers in central iowa. thursday night should be quiet and dry throughout the christmas day is partly cloudy skies and highs in the low will come our way friday night with some rain showers possible especially overnight into saturday. saturday will still be mild enough for rain, but barely with highs in the uppers 30s for most areas. there will be another system coming through monday with a good chance for either rain we will be watching that one closely. (adlib)
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relatively mild for december with temps staying in the upper 30s to lower 40s tonight. this means that we won't have to worry about any icing when the rain showers start developing later tonight. showers will start off light, but some heavier rains will be likely wednesday which will just add to the already record rainfall for this month. about a half inch is expected by the end of wednesday. temperatures should be in the 40s most of the day with some strong nw winds increasing over 20 mph in the afternoon. a smaller system will be rolling through thursday morning that will try to produce a few snow showers. some grassy areas might see some light accumulations (especially in western counties), but this should not cause too many problems for travelers in central iowa. thursday night should be quiet and dry throughout the state and midwest. christmas day is looking decent with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s. the next system will come our way friday night with some rain showers possible especially overnight into saturday. saturday will still be mild enough for rain, but barely with highs in the uppers 30s for most areas. there will be another system coming through monday with a good chance for either rain
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we will be watching that one closely. (adlib) stephanie: thanks, brad!
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jack: and if you have a child interested in being our next future forecaster, log onto our website we are iowa dot com to find out how to audition. jack: it's not too late for you procrastinators ! coming up, details on the christmas
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can still get those gifts on your doorstep
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are iowa" jack/ots if you're still looking to ship your christmas gifts and get them where they need to go on time... there's actually good news. believe it or not, it's still not too late. but as abc's elizabeth hur reports, be prepared to pay. calling all procrastinators.. rushing to get those presents in the mail to make sure those pretty little boxes arrive in time.. for christmas... ((sot)) melody hahm, yahoo finance "the national retail federation as of today announced that only 10 percent of americans are actually done with their holiday shopping." so not only do you have plenty of company.. you still have time.. the deadline for two- day shipping.. is today!! and one-day shipping is tomorrow.. but fair warning.. it will cost you. ((sot)) melody hahm, yahoo finance "the us postal service or even fedex or ups, you are going to
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shock." we're talking two to three times the price of regular shipping.. so how about considering.. amazon prime now.. ((sot)) melody hahm, yahoo finance "which is an app and you can actually place an order on christmas eve on the 24th at say 10pm and if you pay 7:50 in addition to your amazon prime membership you can get that gift that same night, within an hour." but that membership does cost you 99- dollars a year.. if you don't mind a little driving.. there are some free options.. like ship to store.. buy online and pick it up at the customer service desk.. and if you don't feel like walking in? curbside is for you.. it's new and you simply order on your phone from many retailers.. including target.. then schedule a pick up.. curbside. nats: we have your items right here. liz hur tag: and that's not all..
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think uber but for deliveries.. they actually offer same- day delivery options for just 5 dollars.. there's a catch though.. it's only available in 17 markets for now.. eh, abc news, ny. preview: categories: 16:9 jack: and if you're wanting to do some in-store last minute shopping.. here's when the malls are open. jordan creek, valley west and merle hay are all open til 10 p-m today and tomorrow and 5 p-m on christmas eve. southridge will stay open til 6 p.m. on christmas eve. wal-mart is also going to be open til 8 p-m christmas eve, ready for your last-minute rush! we'll be right
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everything these days, even christmas. santa claus has fallen victim to some negative campaign ads. this one caught our eye-- take a listen. one day a year... that's what kris kringle calls doing his job. this scam artist has been caught with his hand in the cookie-jar of honest law abiding citizens for too long. his untracable offshore accounts worth millions, but all the irs saw last year was lumps of coal. the world needs a new symbolic spokesperson for the holidays... someone whose not a total loser, who will run the north pole like a business... going to make christmas great again. we're all going to be saying merry christmas again, that i can tell you." jack: it's all part of a campaign from a parody website-- "trump for santa dot com." brad/wxhang weather adlib: he clouds pretty much
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central iowa as they will tonight. the good news is that it will stay relatively mild for december with temps staying in the upper 30s to lower 40s tonight. this means that we won't have to worry about any icing when the rain showers start developing later tonight. showers will start off light, but some heavier rains will be likely wednesday which will just add to the already record rainfall for this month. about a half inch is expected by the end of wednesday. stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us
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