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tv   13 News at Nine on FOX 17  FOX  December 30, 2015 9:00pm-10:00pm CST

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days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings
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politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. coming up.... find out why this trip has a spiritual element for the group. group. emergency evacuation... fire fighters put out the flames on a dart bus this evening... where it happened and why dart says this feels like dejavu... christmas grinch... the des moines police are looking for a suspect who stole gifts from a family. what led the suspect to the home...and how the family caught a glimpse of him on camera. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 downtown court avenue is the place many will go to ring in the new year. but some revelers are a bit anxious...following a fatal shooting there just weeks ago. good evening. i'm dave
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this time tomorrow night crowds will gather to drink and celebrate. one of the places they will be doing that is along court avenue. our mike dasilva went out to find out how law enforcement is handling the party scene... he joins us now with more... mike? some places downtown will have some additional staffing and even additional private security, but other places will not and in terms of additional off duty police officers...the answer is no. you won't see as many uniformed off duty police officers on court avenue this new year's eve... that thats an area where we need to pay extra attention to and we usually do. it happens that way. its just officers, were kind of in a position where we have to do it as the calls for service would allow.' sgt. paul parizek says the money to simply isn't there.... 16:40:16--22 that money was exhausted earlier this year.' money to pay for off duty cops
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aside by operation downtown, a non profit dedicated to keeping downtown clean and safe. parizek says extra officers are always called in to work on holidays like st. patrick's day and halloween.. but this year, impacted staffing. 16:41:15 'the warm weather this year. it extended their warm weather period a little bit longer than they thought in the past. so what happens there is that money went away. last month... one person was killed an another injured in a shooting along court avenue... but despite that violence... the general manager of tonic says he expects a safe night. 15:08:51 'weve had no problems here ever, not even, not even issues. i mean, its that simple, my security guards think its boring. just to be honest. tonic patron eric tyer and his girlfirend michelle rice expect a loud, festive and enjoyable new year's eve... but not dangerous. 15:48:11--27 'no, not really any safety concerns. i mean its pretty safe, feel pretty safe down here. ive lived in des moines all my life and never really had any safety concerns about
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we reached out to operation downtown...they said they do not decide when and how to utilize those dollars that are set aside of off duty cops downtown...they say instead they rely on the police department to make those decisions....because they are the experts. by the way, police say they will ask on duty officers to pay a little extra attention to downtown during their patrols, but that's only as they are able to. a bus that caught fire tonight seemed all too familiar to dart officials. state representative chris
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driving nearby in the north part of des moines. he tweeted out this as flames consumed the dart bus around 5-30... the bus caught fire on merle hay road near ovid avenue. it appears the fire started near the engine . dart says it's the same make and series as another dart bus that caught fire earlier this year. tonight...the driver and one passenger were the only ones on the bus they weren't hurt. des moines police need your helping in finding a grinch who stole a family's christmas. the family's home surveillance system caught the thief in action. they show the man and the black vehicle police are trying to find. police believe the suspect followed a mail truck to the home in the 24- hundred block of east 33rd street. the man then stole the items off the front steps after the mail carrier left. inside the boxes were presents for the kids who live in the home. if you have any information on the case contact des moines
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this year des moines drivers can expect to see more parking tickets during snow events. that's because... beginning this week.... public works officials also started issuing parking citations. before... only parking attendants with the des moines police department could write you up. authorities say this week alone...nearly one-thousand tickets have been issued. "we won't see any tickets once the people get educated because they will know where to park their cars. that is the purpose of us writing more tickets. so the public can be more educated. our goal is to write zero tickets, so everyone will know where to go before it snows. " there are several even-odd parking zones in des moines. while snow parking bans are in effect...vehicles must park on the side of the even-number addressed during even-numbered calendar days. then it switches for the odd days. many plows were out clearing the roads again this morning from the
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like we have a few clear days ahead. brett mcintyre joins us now with
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the recent snow has hampered travel plans for hawkeyes fans heading to california. the trip is no doubt a special experience for all of them... but for one iowa family it's also "spiritual." reid chandler has the story. they say a lot can change in just one year. andrew lauver of lake city knows that to be true more than most. "i wish she wouldn't have left so soon, it doesn't make sense, and i ask myself why a lot." - andrew lauver, 'love letters,' february 2015. we first told you lauver's story last february... after losing the love of his life, chelsey henkenius, in a car accident
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love letters to chelsey every day... "chelsey henkenius, you are the love of my life. i first saw you at an elementary school concert and you took my breath away." - andrew lauver, 'love letters,' february 2015. now, a year later, lauver and chelsey's family are on their way to the rose bowl, fulfilling one of her dreams... "in 2013 it would have been, we were watching some of the bowl games - chelsey and i - and she had said that someday, when she was out of school and things, that she wanted to take her dad to the rose bowl." - andrew lauver - lake city, ia now he's taking her dad, plus her mom and brothers, to the rose bowl in her memory. buying the tickets in october, before even knowing if her favorite team - the iowa hawkeyes - would be playing. "as time went along, the hawkeyes kept winning, and they kept winning, and now of course, they're in it. so, it's just a dream come true from that standpoint." - andrew lauver - lake city, ia lauver says along with his bags, he's packed chelsey with him for this trip... their flight out of des moines canceled tuesday, the family
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denver. "i'd say there's a lot of divine intervention that's taken part in this trip, and maybe there's a reason we didn't get on that plane yesterday morning. maybe she's the one that's behind that as well." - jim henkenius - chelsey's father awaiting their flight thursday morning, lauver and chelsey's family decided to take in the natural beauty denver has to offer wednesday... repping chelsey, and her hawkeyes, along the way. "i told her that i would not wear a hawkeye shirt. she once asked if i wanted one for christmas or something, and i said, 'well i'm not going to wear that.' because i'm a huge iowa state fan, i graduated from iowa state. so i specifically told her that i would not wear one, and now i have four of them in my bag on this trip that i'm now wearing. so she definitely has gotten me good from that standpoint." - andrew lauver - lake city, ia chasing after one girl's dream, even after she's gone... as chelsey's loved ones will tell you...she's never truly left them. "it makes us feel closer to her that way, and we're living out the dreams that she has, you know, even though she may not physically be with us, but she is spiritually with us."
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a presidential candidate's bus
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th a day a natnl pr as h n- s-a was spying on its own lawmakers. cogrs n teoa administration had already worked to scale back surveillance the n- s-a haso naein citizens. the surveillance w sppe o wy o track potential terrorist activity. but the wall street ualeprted today, the n-s-a was also eavesdropping on electronic communications of some members of congress. i rode along on rubio's campaign bus today where he sat beside his wife. rubio...12:28 i'm on the intelligence committee... 1405...do anything
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the u-s house oversight committee has requested the n-s-a release whatever guidance it gave to employees for monitoring members
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coming up...an iowa school says it's time to spread the news! next the unique way it's rewarding students for perfect attendance. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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students get all sorts of rewards for doing well in school. but one council bluffs school is taking a different approach when it comes to improving attendance. brian mastre has the story. we often hear that the habits we develop in school will often follow us in life. 'this is the first time we've done this.' council bluffs school administrators changed things this year. 'congrats on your perfect attendance bud. look at what you get in your yard.' instead of having an assembly or giving the certificate in school - they took the signs to their homes for all to see. this one belongs to first grader jayden campbell. rachel horton, school counselor: 'i'm glad you were home jayden. are you going to try to get another one next semester, too? awesome. was it easy or hard to get it this year?' jayden campbell: 'easy.' school counselor rachel horton and other staff members at roosevelt elementary drove to 38
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personally deliver the good news. super: rachel horton, cb roosevelt elementary rachel horton: 'they're there from the first bell to the last. they're not missing any time at school. that's pretty impressive.' rachel: 'hi kourtney, surprise! you get your perfect attendance sign. we're so proud of you being in school everyday and on-time. you get to put this in your yard.' super: kim anderson, kourtney's mother mom kim anderson: 'she's a good student and hard worker. she's an amazing student. i'm very proud of kourtney.' super: brian mastre not only has 5th grader kourtney anderson not missed a day of school here at roosevelt elementary, she's punctual - and here before most of the other students. she's on safety patrol. kourtney: 'i don't usually get sick that easy.' being punctual and there everyday are two things - avoiding getting sick is often out of our control. rachel: 'this is a bad year to ask me. i've missed my fair share - all these kids have
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school districts are always looking for new ways to get lessons to stick. counselor: 'we want them to understand that it's not just about perfect attendance at school - but also preparing them for life after school...and their future job.' roosevelt elementary in council bluffs has around 500 students this year. there are 38 kids who had perfect attendance for the first tri-mester. one of this county's most well-known actor and comedians now has a reputation that's far from perfect. just ahead -- bill cosby is charged with sexual assault. the allegations against him...and when he's expected back in court.
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cosby charged... after years of sexual assault
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actor is now facing charges. the evidence that surfaced giving prosecutors enough to move forward. fighting terrorism... a top u-s general is going against the president... why the genral is saying it's time to add more forces in afghanistan...instea d of less. flood fight... major roads are closed and mandatory evacuations are underway across missouri. coming up...why the governor says he's optimistic... from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 after years of accusations...actor and commedian bill cosby has now been charged with sex assault. cosby made his first court appearance earlier today. steve nannes has the details about what happens next. "we are here to announce today charges that have just been filed
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after years of allegations and accusations from dozens of women... bill cosby has officially been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, a second degree felony. cosby appeared in a pennsylvania courtroom on wednesday. he did not enter a plea. his bail was set at one million dollars, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for january 14th. pennsylvania district attorney kevin steele says cosby established a relationship with andrea constand, a staffer for the temple university women's basketball team. constand says she came to see cosby as a mentor and a friend... until the night in question. : "mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her." today's charge stems from information obtained in depositions from a 2005 civil suit filed by constand. that suit was settled
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unsealed in july. "that gave prosecutors enough evidence to go forward. they read cosby's deposition, they read where cosby said he penetrated her." in that deposition, cosby admitted acquiring prescription quaaludes to give women he wanted to have sex with. cosby said any sex and drug taking were always consensual.. i'm steve nannes reporting. more than 40 women have accused cosby of sexual assault over a span of four decades. if convicted of these current charges in the one case, cosby could face up to ten years in prison. protesters in cleveland are demanding justice for tamir rice. pause for nats protestors gathered outside a justice center today. it comes after a grand jury decision earlier this week not to indict two police officers who shot the body last
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killed while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a person with a gun... and said they thought tamir had a real weapon. prosecutors said there was a string of missteps, but no criminal conduct by police. funeral services were held today for an iowa native killed in afghanistan. 45-year-old joseph lemm died last week in a suicide bombing outside of bagram air base in afghanitan. today mourners gathered for a service at new york's st. patrick's cathedral. lemm grew up in bernard, iowa...then moved to nebraska...and lived his adult life in new york. he was a 15-year veteran of the n-y- p-d and a member of the air national guard. lemm leaves behind a wife and two children. his four-year-old son...ryan...was spotted today on a police officer's shoulders saluting his father's casket. a top u-s general is raising a
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in afghanistan... it comes as he's seeing a resurgent al-qaeda, a growing threat from isis...while president obama has ordered a drawdown of u-s troops. garrett tenney has the story. a top u-s general says he may need more troops on the ground in afghanistan - not fewer, as the president has called for. in an interview with usa-today, army general john campbell said he'd like to keep as many of the 9,800 troops currently in afghanistan that he can, for as long as he can - and that he may request additional forces, saying in part: "if i don't believe that we can accomplish the train, advise and assist and the missions, then i owe it to the senior leadership to come back and say, 'here's what i need.' if that's more people, it's more people." in october, president obama announced he was reversing his decision to withdraw all but embassy personnel by the end of 2016 - instead, 9,800 troops will remain there through 2016, before dropping to
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obama says: "we've always known we've had to maintain counterterrorism operation in that region to tamp down reemergence of active al qaeda networks or other networks that might do us harm" there are new reports though that al-qaeda is resurging in the region - with a number of training camps like those built by osama bin laden before the attacks on september 11. senator marco rubio says those gains are because of the president's back and forth on the withdrawal. rubio says: "his retreat from afghanistan prematurely is what's created this opening. by the way, it's not just al qaeda, isis is growing in afghanistan, it's been underreported, but isis' presence is growing in afghanistan as well." in a report to congress, the pentagon stated the overall security situation in the country had deteriorated, with a greater number of sophisticated insurgent attacks, and higher casualties among afghan forces. military analysts say that even after 14 years of u-s troops in combat there, the fight for afghanistan is one that the u-s cannot ignore. keane says:"...if we're not able
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the afghan national security forces, properly assisted by us, then that government could fall. and then afghanistan becomes a hotbed of terrorist activities." general campbell told u-s-a today he'll be heading to washington soon to brief leaders on the security situation in afghanistan and offer his recommendations. president obama will make another trip to germany in april...but it won't focus on fighting terrorism. the white house says he will meet with german chancellor angela merkel in an effort to boost trade and investment. the proposed u-s-european union free trade agreement is the biggest free- trade pact in history... however...it has been met with vocal opposition on both sides of the atlantic. this will be the president's fifth trip to germany, only france has received more visit by the
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missouri governor has activated the national guard due to what could be historic flooding. it comes as the governor takes a tour of flooded areas near st. louis. matt finn has more. historic flooding in the midwest is prompting widespread evacuations. swollen rivers and streams have been pushed to heights not seen since the massive floods of 19-93. at least 20 people are dead in missouri and illinois. president obama pledging the federal government's continued help dealing with severe weather in a phone call with missouri governor jay nixon. governor nixon says he's optimistic the eastern and southern portions of the state will soon recover from the devastation... but cautions it's not over. nixon says: if we could say anything over and over it would be don't drive in the water. of the fatalities we've had, everyone has been someoen in the water, most of them ended up being at night. nixon toured flooded areas near the st. louis-area community of pacific on wednesday afternoon. that came just hours before the meramec river's scheduled crest at more than 18 feet above flood stage.
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and with the levee just a few hundred feet from their homes--a mandatory evacuation is underway here in valley park, missouri. the people who live closest to that levee are packing up and moving out. northcutt says: waiting wishing hoping praying that the levee holds up and everything stays dry for us. harris says: it wears you out. this is the last time i want to have to do this. if it does flood i probably wont move back here. and in this area tonight dozens of hotels and businesses forced to close. we've seen police closely monitoring the area for looting but governor nixon says so far there have been no reports. in valley park, missouri, matt finn, fox news. the flood is expected to turn into the second-worst on record behind missouri's devastating 19-93 flood in which 100-thousand homes
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we are less than 48-hours afrom the rose bowl in pasadena... coming up...hear what the hawkeye players are saying about the iowa fans...plus, the special honor
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thanks keith... next...we'll
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like right on the rose bowl grounds. there is an r-v parking lot there...and right now..it's filled with iowa fans. but these folks aren't roughing it... one of the r-vs there has five t-vs and two bathrooms...
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