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saying... and how the school district is responding... fatal fire... a father was killed in an early morning house fire... why investigators are calling the scene suspicious... explosive issue... lawmakers are again considering lifting the state ban on fireworks. how far the bill has advanced so far this session... and the road block that could stop it altogether. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at nine on fox 17 good evening. thank you for joining us tonight... i'm lynn melling. a des moines high school teacher with decades of experience has resigned... after he was arrested this weekend at valley west mall... about the crime that police say he committed... it's a crime rarely seen... "not to my knowledge, we don't usually have things like that happen like this at the mall..." but on saturday at 1:16pm west des
responded to valley west mall... "this individual approached a food counter at the mall and when he did so, he exposed the lower half of his body and his zipper was open on his pants."the suspect described was 60 year old michael madson a teacher at des moines' lincoln high school... after being approached by mall security, madson who was not under the influence of drugs or alchohol then tried to escape... "when they asked him for i-d he was being escorted to his car at that time and he tried to take off running."when interviewed by police the report says madson's hands were shaking and he told the officer people only run for two reasons; because they are the officer asked madson if he exposed himself... "he denied that it happened..."after interviewing the clerk who witnessed the incident madson public exposure a simple misdemeanor... "lincoln high school's website
nearly 30 years he was also the school's involvement in the des moines education association."des moines public schools released this statement thursday afternoon saying "michael madson was administrative leave and was not allowed to return to the school. he resigned his position on tuesday." madson spent 14 of his 29 years was released from west des moines police custody saturday afternoon....he is scheduled to appear at the polk county courthouse on february 8 at 1 p-m... a man was found dead following a house fire in nevada... crews were called to the 8-hundred block of west 'n' avenue around three-thirty this morning. the home was engulfed. it was too dangerous for crews to immediately search the home. once the fire was under control... firefighters found the body of 36 year old adam blazek in the basement. no one else was home during the fire. officials say they consider the fire to be suspicious.
im calling it suspicious because it looks like there might be two locations where it started but i cant confirm that at this point.' although they say the fire is suspicious, they don't believe anyone else is involved. autopsy results indicate that blazek died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. some state lawmakers say they're closer than ever to legalizing the sale of fireworks in iowa. 13:09:52 "as a firefighter myself, it's time, when it comes to fireworks, to balance both economic freedom and public safety. we do that with a host of consumer products that have associated risks with them. and fireworks is the only product that we treat the way we do." :01-:22 the bill would permit iowans to buy things like firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles... senator jeff danielson introduced the bill in the senate state government committee. but he plans on fighting against an amendment that was added to his bill
colleague, senator matt mc- coy, introduced an "opt-in" amendment which would require cities in iowa to choose to legalizee fireworks. now, it's up to senate leaders to decide if they will debate and vote on the fireworks bill at some point this session. another lawmaker in the iowa senate has proposed a bill that would demand an apology from stanford university for the school's half-time performance during the rose bowl. the band's show involved a "frowning farmer" marching formation and a dancing spotted cow mocking iowa farmers. state senator mark chelgren, a republican from ottumwa, proposed a bill that would ban collaboration between iowa's three regents universities and stanford until an apology is made... senate democrats call the bill "childish" and guarantee a "quick death" for the proposal, but senator chelgren says the state deserves an apology. 12:53:29 "and i really felt the halftime performance was disrespectful. i know the rose bowl committee felt it was disrespectful.
thought it was done in poor taste. but we had not heard from stanford. because the band that played at halftime was their guest, and their guest behaved poorly. and i felt that stanford should come out with some kind of public statement about what happened." :01-:23 since senator chelgren proposed his bill, a spokesman for stanford has said the school "regrets" the band's performance... but chelgren argues a "regret" is not the same as a formal apology. mother nature is going to keep things interesting in the coming week.. every day will bring a little something different, it seems.. meteorologist brett mcetails..
metro is preparing to welcome a different type of visitor next month. des moines will host the first and second rounds of the n-c doubl - a basketball tournament next month. the convention and visitor's bureau has been planning the event for months. it's preparing to paint the city in blue, the n-c-a-a-'s signuature color and hang welcome banners. it's treating this event a little differently than the iowa caucuses... and so are restaurant owners. 244006 - and as you shift into sports the interests change a little bit, its less of an emphasis on fine dining and more of an emphasis on causal dining the tournament will take place march 17 - th through the 19-th. good news for des moines "foodies"... a popular
restaurant is back open tonight after closing for almost 6 months. a dong in downtown des moines caught fire back in august... the accident left extensive damage.. forcing owners to gut the place and rebuild. they had hoped to re-open last month... but inspections caused a delay. bondurant voters overhwlemingly approved an expansion of the city's high school and elementary school.... the des moines register reports that 80 percent of voters approved a 21-million dollar plan to add a new auditorium and classrooms to the high school... and more space to morris elementary. the vote approved the sale of up to 21-million dollars in general obligation bonds. the district already has hired s-v-p-a architects for the job. voters also agreed to extend the levy. that item passed with 81 percent approval. the des moines school district more cost effective. we're constantly looking for opportunities to do what we can from an facilities and infrastructure side to be able to do what the district is
educate children. any dollar we can save from an operational standpoint, that's a dollar we can put back into the classroom. two solar panels were recently installed at wright elementary school. the panels are providing some of the schools' hot water, free of charge. engineers say they were inexpensive to install, and will pay themselves off within eight years. they say it's a question of when, not if, the panels will be installed at other district schools. there's still much more to come tonight.... coming up next. .. one on one.. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders come face-to-face..ropped out of the race for president.. the intensity is growing.. where they threw their punches.. then at 9-30... pleading the fifth.. the man known as the most hated man in america smirks through a hearing on capitol hill.. the outrage from lawmakers over the now sky-high cost of a life-saving drug.. from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..you're watching the
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the auto maker is recalling another 2-point-2 million honda and acura vehicles. u-s safety regulators lators say the driver's air bag inflator can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment. honda will notify customers of affected vehicles. stocks on wall street ended higher on thursday. lori rothman has more from the floor of new york stock exchange. one step forward.. two steps back. that pretty much sums up the relationship between stocks and oil lately... once again following each other slightly higher, then slightly lower all session long. so finally at the closing bell... the dow climbed about 80 points to close at 16,416. the s & p rose 2 points to close at 19-15. and the nasdaq composite index
45-10. so crude oil prices reversed earlier gains to settle lower... down nearly 2% today to $31.66 in reaction to word of possible production cuts. big movers today include.... go pro. shares fell as much as 11 percent after the action camera company reported lower than expected earnings and said its full year forecast would fall short of estimates, too. ralph lauren tumbled as much as 23 percent after the apparel company said sales would fall 3 percent this year after earlier saying sales would be steady. couple winners came out of the materials industry. freeport mcmoran shares shot up 21 percent and alcoa rose 11 percent... now tomorrow... all eyes will be zero-ing on the governments jobs report for the month of january. it will be released at 8:30 am eastern time. for now, from the floor of the new york stock exchange, i'm lori rothman with the fox business report. there's still much more to come in the next half-hour...
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in america smirks through a hearing on capitol hill.. the outrage from lawmakers over the now sky-high cost of a life-saving drug.. safe passage.. that's what the founder of wikileaks wants.. in order to reach asylum in ecuador.. who says yes.. and who says no.. helping syria... the u-s pledges $900 million dollars in aid to help syrians, bringing washington's total humanitarian spending for the country to $5.1 billion dollars. how that money will be used to help the people of syria... from who h-d iowa's high definition leader..this is the channel 13 news at
lawmakers not getting much from martin shkreli... who you may know as "pharma bro." the former pharmaceutical c- e-o was subpoenaed to testify before a congressional committee after coming under fire for hiking the price of a life-saving drug... he showed up, but that's about all he did today on capitol hill. rich edson is in washington with more. he's been called the most hated man in america.... and martin shkreli seemed to only reinforce that image at a congressional hearing on drug pricing. the former turing pharmaceuticals c- e-o smirking, rolling his eyes, and repeatedly refusing to answer questions. chaffetz says: "..what do you say to that sick, old, pregnant woman who might have aids, no income and she needs daraprim in order to survive. what do you say to her when she has to make that choice. what do you say to her? shkreli says: "..on the advice of council i invoke my fifth amendment privilege against self
and respectfully decline to answer your question." the 32-year-old's company raised the price of a drug that treats hiv patients from 13 dollars and fifty cents to 7- hundred-50 dollars a pill. that's a more than 5-thousand percent increase. shkreli's lawyer advised his client refuse to answer questions, and later defended his client's actions. brafman says: "..he did not intend to show any disrespect, he was listening intently and some of what you saw was nervous energy" shkreli has spoken plenty outside the hearing room, speaking with the fox business network this week. shkreli says: ".. i think it's nothing more than an advertisement for some congressmen that want to get some votes and some cheap publicity off of my name." shkreli -- was arrested for securities fraud in a separate case. he continues to blast lawmakers... tweeting it's, quote, "hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government." in washington, rich edson, fox news.
public figure today.. a u.n. panel has ruled wikileaks founder julian assange's shelter in the ecuadorian embassy in london is unlawful... and he must be allowed safe passage to ecuador. but the british government says it still plans to arrest him as long as there's a european arrest warrant active. laura ingle has more from new york. julian assange is one of the most wanted men in the world... swedish prosecutors are seeking his extradition for assault... and officials in the u-s want to of classified documents he released through his website, found an unlikely in his favor... calling his shelter at the ecuadorian embassy in london an illegal confinement... and ordering british authorities to let him travel to ecuador. patino says: "we are only waiting for the united kingdom to offer his safe passage so he
come immediately as soon as the united kingdom gives him safe passage." writing on twitter before the ruling, assange said he would turn himself in if the decision didn't go his way. but the british have held firm - saying they'd extradite him no matter what the u-n said... if he tried to leave the embassy... swedish officials - now mulling their response to the ruling. olsson says: "there are no reason for a country that has made obligations to respect fundamental human rights to question such judgment." legal experts say the u-n doesn't have binding authority to impose its findings on the brits or swedes.... but a u-n spokesman says the ruling could be considered legally binding - under international law. peschoux says: "the decisions of the working group are binding to the extent that they are based on international law, international norms, which themselves are binding on states." swedish officials are expected to respond to the ruling... after it's officially announced in geneva on friday. in new york, laura ingle, fox news. a day after the syrian peace
leaders from around the world billions of dollars in aid the funds are meant to help refugees of the syrian civil war. nic robertson has details. they came.. some to give.. : "we pledge.." : "we pledge.. 1.2 billion euro." to receive.. : "we have reached our limit." : "it is time for empathy, intelligent understanding, vision, courage."and some quite simply.. to lay blame... for the biggest refugee crisis since rld war two. : "syrians are fleeing because they are being bombed by the regime and their supporters."5 years of war.. 6.5 million
inside syria, 13.5 million in need, 5.3 million without shelter.. 70% without safe drinking water.. and in the surrounding countries....jordan, lebanon and turkey... 4.6 million refugees.. and, europe in crisis.. pressure on the hosts and other leaders, here, to come up with the cash care for them, and to find a solution to keep refugees away. the asking at this donor conference -- $7.73 billion dollars.. : "the greatest possible pledge, for those un funds, so we can feed refugees, we can house refugees, we can make sure they get the medical aid and the assistance they need."education.. and protection -- also targets -- for funds raised
: "we need a new arrangement.. investment and growth and not aid and relief."in contrast to the eloquence here 2000 miles way.. the war rages...a new offensive by the syrian gov't, supported by russian air strikes... and....the long awaited peace talks in geneva, now temporarily suspended... failing even to slow the killing.. : "the challenge is not to just write checks...to stop the flow of refugees, we have to end the war. "they'll have to dig deep in their pockets here.. with peace talks on pause.. the likelihood is of a long war ahead.. this time unlike other donor conferences.. delegates here need to find all the cash they promise.. and get it to the syrian people.
a day after visiting a mosque in baltimore, president barack obama spoke at the national prayer breakfast today. the president spoke about the need to overcome fear through faith. "fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister other under control. alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism. fear can feed our most selfish impulses and erode the bonds of community." the prayer breakfast is co- chaired by members of congress. it gives people across the political spectrum a chance to talk about how faith has shaped their lives. the president celebrated the return of pastor saeed abedini to the united states, following
berger moves from interim athletic director at uni to executive director. she succeeds the retiring mike dick. of all the hawkeyes to reach a super bowl, the most surprising might be the one with the most familiar name: ferentz. james ferentz plays for the broncos. that's a proud papa right there. from the lighter side: ferentz plays center for the broncos. it's a loss for the hawkeye
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