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what were people around the metro doing to stay busy this christmas day? local 5 news at 10 starts in 30 seconds. "you're watching local
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team and we start with your forecast first." brad/wx wall weather adlib: more messy weather is coming our way in the days to come. look for mainly cloudy skies through saturday with a chance for some light rain showers to develop late tonight into saturday. our temperatures will be just barely warm enough to keep things just wet, but north of see some light saturday morning. temperatures saturday should reach the mid to upper 30s in most of central iowa, but the clouds will be thick all day with even some fog possible. steadier rain will be likely for se iowa saturday afternoon into the evening with a lot of rain if you are heading into missouri. sunday will a drier, colder and windier day with nne winds picking up to 20-30+ mph. nikki: "today is a normal day for us. if someone out there is in need of our assistance, we're going to show up and
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first responders hard at work on christmas day. how essential employees prepare and keep the city running like clockwork. " local 5 news at 10 in hd starts now. we are iowa" nikki/1shot: good evening. welcome to local 5 news, home of we are iowa dot com. i'm nikki davidson. glad you're with us tonight. nikki: des moines police made a violent arrest late christmas eve. police were sent to the southside liquor and tobacco outlet in des moines yesterday evening .... after an employee was stabbed in the arm. the suspect, described as a black male wearing a stocking hat and a black bandana over his mouth and nose came into the store... and demanded the money from the register. the suspect attempted to get away on foot, but was taken into custody by police. 22 year-old corderro laurence was charged with robbery and assault . after arriving at the police department, laurence was asked to change his clothes into the official jumpsuit, according to the report... he refused and threatened
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swinging it. he was also charged with assault on an officer, with official acts, and resisting arrest. nikki: des moines community members gathered for a vigil protesting governor branstad's record on immigrants and refugees. two dozen protestors held up signs reading, "jesus was a refugee" and "would branstad detain jesus at the border?" they also sang traditional christmas carols, saying the governor's stance on immigrants and refugees was anti-christmas behavior. nikki/1shot: a christmas morning crash has left six people... including one family with small children in the hospital... highway patrol says a jeep driven by ruth tomlinson was traveling east on d 20 when it drifted across the center line... and struck a truck traveling westbound... both drivers, as well as a third adult , an infant, three year old and six year old child were all injured in the crash and taken to unity point hospital... the fort dodge community is now rallying around one of the
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they've started this gofundme for brooke and justin henry and their three children.... the creator of the page says the money will go toward the family's medical treatment... so far more than 3 thousand dollars have been raised. our big story today nikki/1shot: while many of us were kicking back this christmas, there were hundreds of other people hard at work around the metro. local five's jacob peklo joins us now with more. jacob/bam: nikki, it can be hard to find a lot of things that are open on christmas day. and for the most part, we can wait until they reopen in a few days. but the crews i spent time with today, keep the city running, and we're grateful for their selflessness. natural sound of crane lowering ahman douglass is one of seven firefighters, checking in for another day of service. ahman douglass, des moines fire department: "the emotional tug just comes when you realize that you're not going to be around your family for 24 hours." often, that means time...maintaining equipment. nats but there are moments, like 20 years ago, where he helped fight a major fire. ahman douglass, des moines fire department: "on 23rd street, between forest and university, and we just about lost one of our
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saved, though it brought his career to an end." it's why it's so pivotal to stay ready for whatever comes their way. nats across town, the mercy medical flight team is also on standby, ready for emergencies all across the metro. they've prepared their chopper for everything, from car accidents, to patient transportation. ashli formaro, flight nurse: "it's nice to see everyone and spend christmas with all our co-workers. at night, it's always nice to see all the christmas lights from up above. it's a little different perspective." while they hope it's an easier day, they're happy to be together. ashli formaro, flight nurse: "we can get called at any time to go on a scene flight or to transport from another hospital, and we're ready to go within a minute." jacob peklo, reporting: "actually for a good portion of christmas, the helicopter was not able to take off. they need at least 500 feet of ceiling to do so. if you look over my shoulder, you can downtown is not that visible. it's only about 200 feet or so." that means all emergencies must be handled by ambulances on the ground crew. nats a few rooms away, a team of nurses is there to help out new families. cassie mason, mercy medical center nurse: "we usually have a lot more working. but we don't have as many patients today, no scheduled c-sections or induction."
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they receive each holiday, getting to see the beginning of new families. it's a moment they'll never forget. cassie mason, mercy medical center nurse: "this is what i signed up for, i knew i was going to have to work holidays. i like being there for these special moments, for these new moms." jacob one benefit that we learned for the first responders and other emergency personnel working today is they know they're working well ahead of time. often, it's a year or more, so they can schedule family time around that. live in the studio, jacob peklo, local five news. we are iowa. nikki: local 5 went to the movies today nikki: and we weren't alone. jordan creek town center was packed with people... for many theaters, it's the busiest day of the entire year. it meant full staffing by the theater...anyone on the staff who could work was called in to do so. it's a tradition that families keep returning to after a morning together. "it's something you can do as a family and you can spend time with family cause it's christmas, so it's fun."
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earlier because our childern are acutally working at the concession stand both of them so we were here and we went to buy the tickets, and what a suprise there were no tickets. " nikki: lots of people had the same idea. we were told several shows, including star wars, joy and sisters all had shows sell out at jordan creek. nikki: amy demarest, des moines resident: "there were christmases where it was just my husband and i, and we just decided there was no reason to cook two big meals christmas eve and christmas day, and we just decided let's do the chinese buffet, because it's the only thing open." another popular desination for families today was the hibachi grill in west des moines. open until 10 pm today, the chinese buffet restaurant made christmas dinner just a little bit easier. nikki: coming up on local 5 news at 10... we'll take a trip around the world to see how people celebrated this christmas day. nikki: then an illinois woman discovers she is related to a famous christmas carol composer.
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((ad lib weather toss)) more messy weather is coming our way in the days to come. look for mainly cloudy skies through saturday with a chance for some
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angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is
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nikki: welcome back everyone. this is local 5 news at 10. there has been some crazy weather hitting the entire country this holiday week, with flood watches in the south to snowstorms here in the midwest. abc's bazi kanani has more on that story. pkg " the death toll rising on this christmas day-- as communities from arkansas to michigan clean up from a series of rare december tornadoes. (nats/sot) "monster tornado" barbara williamson lost her home in bellevue, mississippi. 14, including children, lost their lives... as unseasonably warm weather spawned at least two dozen reported tornadoes. (sot williamson) i don't even know how i'm alive. it's a miracle. that what it is. a christmas miracle, because we was right here in that. my house is like, not only just gone, but the foundation of it is like 6 foot backwards. in this season of giving, these ravaged communities are coming together. (sot mayor) lots of outpouring of support. private individuals offering clothing, shelter.
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continue on this holiday for parts of the south. in georgia and alabama-- forced evacuations. (sot) we woke up to civil defense pounding on our door tellins us we had about 20 minutes to leave our homes. a mudslide after the heavy rains stalled christmas eve traffic on a main highway in dekalb county, georgia. (sot from new wsfloodingga) "it's dangerous out here. people get kinda crazy when you get to an exit." for drivers in omaha and other parts of the midwest... it's snow snarling the commute. (sot) it's just impossible for me to get there. this is insane. it's like i'm never going to get there. no white christmas along the east coast this year... where record high temperatures from florida to vermont... mean more jogging and less skiing. (sot jogger) i'm loving it. everyone should have a hot holiday. i don't have to go to california or florida. i'm fine right here. on christmas morning here in the nation's capitol... the monuments... snuggled in a blanket of fog. bazi kanani, abc news, washington." nikki:
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brad: weather adlib: more messy weather is coming our way in the days to come. look for mainly cloudy skies through saturday with a chance for some light rain showers to develop late tonight into saturday. our temperatures will be just barely warm enough to keep things
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see some light freezing rain or snow/sleet through saturday morning. temperatures saturday should reach the mid to upper 30s in most of central iowa, but the clouds will be thick all day with even some fog possible. steadier rain will be likely for se iowa saturday afternoon into the evening with a
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heading into missouri. sunday will a drier, colder and windier day with nne winds picking up to 20-30+ mph. this will create wind chills in the 10s most of the day. and the winter fun has just begun because monday we are looking at another significant storm system that is likely to bring us a mixed bag of
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with the bulk of it likely being snow. however, there could also be some freezing rain and sleet mixing in with it, so be prepared for real travel issues monday. after that we are going to get coldest weather of for the end of the year and the beginning of 2016. i guess winter nikki: nikki: next.... at how people all around the world celebrated this christmas.
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weareiowa.com " nikki/1shot: from the vatican to the land down under and even in war-torn countries.. on this day.. millions paused to celebrate and usher in christmas.
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hur is here with more on the christmas traditions and messages from leaders around the world.. " ((nats)) singing from santas singing in south korea.. to surfing in australia and even swimming in germany.. christmas traditions came in many forms.. but the common theme.. spreading smiles.. like these volunteers feeding the needy in italy.. 33 years and counting.. ((nats)) christmas cheers also took over countries rocked by violence.. with parades in syria.. and prayers in bethlehem.. currently the center of the violence between israelis and palestinians.. ((nats)) "israelis and palestinians.." prompting pope francis to deliver a message of peace.. not only in the holy land but around the world..
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love from queen elizabeth.. ((sot)) queen elizabeth: "christ's unchanging message was not one of revenge or violence but simply that we should love one another.." and a message of gratitude from president obama.. ((sot)) president obama "during this season, we also honor all who defend those values in our country's uniform. a tribute for soldiers including these men and women.. celebrating christmas in afghanistan. ((sot)) adonis jimenez, us army: "it is kind of sad because i am not with my family at this time. but i have a job i have to do, so it is sacrifice i have to make." liz hur tag: meanwhile.. bracing for potential attacks.. we are told there was increased security at christmas festivities around the world.. with the us and british embassies in china even issuing a warning about a terror threat. eh, abc news, ny." nikki: and an illinois woman made an exciting discovery this holiday season. explaining her family ties to the man who wrote the music to the most recorded christmas song of all time-- silent night. " through research, i found that i am the third great granddaughter of franz gruber, who composed the music for 'silent night.' 'silent night' was written in 1818 and he and father joseph mohr had the position
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sung by their choir at midnight mass. christmas eve came that year and they didn't have a song. so, father mohr talks about how he had composed the words to 'silent night' on a visit to his grandfather. the organ, at that time, that he played, was broken. so 'silent night' was composed on a guitar. and that was unique. and it was performed that night. " nikki:
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means nba action... sports world, means nba action... jordan: it stinks the players have to "work" on christmas, but it's great for our entertainment... coming up on local 5 sports, fred hoiberg and bulls look to snap a 3-game skid, plus golden state and cleveland battle in an nba finals rematch. the highlights are up next....
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" now, local 5 sports with jordan furbee. we are iowa sports" jordan: six months ago, a golden state team on a mission bested a pretty banged up cleveland squad to win the nba title! now the roles are somewhat reversed. kyrie irving and kevin love are both healthy for the cavs, while the warriors are the ones fighting injuries... harrison barnes has been dealing with a sprained ankle, steph curry is fighting off a calf injury, even head coach steve kerr remains sidelined from back surgery that didn't lessen the hype surrounding this game... first quarter, warriors up six. make it nine. draymond green,
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golden state up 3 at the break. 3rd quarter... curry on the drive...this is a crime in most states! somehow despite being mugged gets it to go and the foul! move ahead to the 4th, green had a day! 15 boards to go along with 22 points! cavs still hanging around... bron finds the lane and throws it down! then jr smith buries the three to pull the cavs within 3. but curry and golden state just too strong. my goodness, there's a reason he's the mvp! 85-80 at that point. warriors move to 28-1 on the year with the 89-83 final! jordan: more than a quarter of a way thru his first season, fred hoiberg has to deal with his first true problem. one of his players. last saturday, guard jimmy butler spoke out after a loss to the knicks, saying the bulls needed to be coached harder, referencing fred's laid back nature. hoiberg and butler met on sunday, a meeting
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hoiberg and butler both trying to snap a 3-game skid for chicago... pretty good start already up 9-0, butler dishes it off to pau gasol who stuffs it home. 11-0 run to start the game! end of the first quarter, check out butler. the rainbow shot falls and russell westbrook can't believe it! bulls up just 2 at the break. 3rd quarter, it's taj gibson he doesn't like jelly, but a whole lot of jam! 58-52 chicago! then it's butler with the steal and he flushes it home! bulls up 84-68. thunder rally in the 4th. russell westbrook drops in the jumper to pull okc within 6. but the bulls hang on for the 105-96 win, giving fred a nice christmas win! jordan: switching to college hoops, uni is starting to look like jekyll and hyde. the same team that's knocked off #1 unc and #2 iowa state, has also lost to colorado state, richmond and new mexico. the panthers should be ranked, but until they get some
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voters will most likely keep them out... uni taking on byu in the 5th place game of the diamond head classic. early first half wes washpun dropping in the three. the mvc player of the week had 14. but the cougars would go up 38-28 at halftime. zac selias with the three. 2nd half, byu up as many as 12. but matt bohannon trying to rally the troops. he's letting em fly from long distance and gets the lead down to 80-74. panthers trying to make it a one possession game here, but it's an air ball. uni falls in paradise 84-76. jordan: get ready hawks fans...we are now officially one week away from the rose bowl! the iowa hawkeyes headed west yesterday arriving in los angeles where it was in the low 60s! the team checked in to their hotel last night as they prepare to make their first rose bowl appearance in 25 years! the pagentry and the history of the grandaddy of em all isn't lost on this team, but they're focused on the game and trying
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caught up in the hype... "hawkeye players look ahead to the rose bowl..." who wouldn't love a trip to disneyland! that welcome ceremony at the happiest place on earth gets underway tomorrow... our coverage kicks off monday jon schaeffer and alex giaimo will have all the fun from pasadena! brad: weather adlib: more messy weather is
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more messy weather is coming our way in the days to come. look for mainly cloudy skies through saturday with a chance for some light rain showers to develop late tonight into saturday. our temperatures will be just barely warm enough to keep things
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freezing rain or snow/sleet through saturday morning. temperatures saturday should reach the mid to upper 30s in most of central iowa, but the clouds will be thick all day with even some fog possible. steadier rain will be likely for se iowa saturday afternoon into the evening with a lot of rain if you are heading into missouri. sunday will a drier, colder and windier day with nne winds picking up to 20-30+ mph. this will create wind chills in the 10s most of the day. and the winter fun has just begun because monday we are looking at another significant storm system that is likely to bring us a mixed bag of wintry precipitation with the bulk of it likely being snow. however, there could also be some freezing rain and sleet mixing in with it, so be prepared for real travel issues monday. after that we are going to get colder and drier overall with the coldest weather of winter coming our way for the end of the year and the beginning of 2016. i guess winter will actually happen after all! nikki: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. wishing all of
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and now abc'c's "jimmyimmel live." >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- maya rudolph, adam scott,
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