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a mix of precipitation is moving across the state this morning. a winter weather advisory is in place through noon for northern iowa. this is where we will have roads that ice covered through the morning. the remainder of the day will be cloudy with areas of drizzle and light showers from time to time. temperatures will hold in the
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in february 2013, three teenagers injured and disabled mike wasike during a car jacking in des moines.wasike injuries forcde him to do therapy outside of the state in oklahoma... so this holiday season was extra special.. he got the ultimate gift this year...he was able come home for the holidays. channel 13's mike dasilva has more. 'it feels complete. i can feel like my familys complete again, because we were pretty much like split apart with him being far.'surrounded by family and friends, 39 year-old
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holidays... 'actually, if he didnt come back last week i would be in oklahoma today, i was planning to drive down yesterday until like january 2nd, so this means a lot to us, this is our christmas gift this year.' wasike arrived at this care center in mitchellville last tuesday...he had been undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation clinic in tulsa, oklahoma. 'i had to plan a trip either once a month or twice a month and it would take me like nine hours to see him.' mike's wife joan and their two kids sandrah and melvin live in des moines.... 'for joan, having to travel to oklahoma to see mike was not easy, so having him here, closer to home, makes a world of difference.' 'it meant a i had to pull the kids out of school. i had to get out of work to do that. honestly it was just so hard for me and the kids and everybody involved and for mike too. he was missing us a lot. it wasn't always like this...mike wasike and and his wife joan came to america
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well on their way. ' i went to dmu, i had just finished school, i was so excited you know, im going to get into my profession and work and raise the kids but i had to give up that.'wasike, who has a masters degree in finance and worked as a credit analyst for wells fargo was heading home from his second job on february 26, 2013... when he encountered a truly horrific act of violence. wasike was in the wrong place at the wrong time. at this intersection in des moines, because it was there that he was carjacked by three teenagers, leshaun murray, terrance cheeks jr. and kenneth barry. wasike was severely beaten and left for dead. murray struck wasike in the head with a handgun. wasike's brain was injured, and as a result, he lost the ability to talk. 'hes been unable to eat too, hes on a feeding tube, and hes
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walk, so he needs pretty much a lot of support. right mike? but, youre doing good.'doctors have told joan that mike's condition has has plateaued. and this is how he's going to remain for the rest of his life. but despite that bleak prognosis, there are glimmers of hope, and mike is showing hopeful signs of improvement. 'his vision has really improved. im really impressed about that because initially, we really thought he was blind, he was not able to track anything for almost one year and it was bad, but right now when you walk in , you basically can see, he can look at you, you can tell, and hes able to point out some stuff on the pictures, so thats why im keeping my hopes high you never know what might turn around. all three of the teenagers involved in the attack were convicted and are serving prison sentences. if you would like to help out this family.. you can donate to the the greater des moines neighbor to neighbor foundation. the website is at the bottom of your screen.
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which means throwing away that mess left behind from all those presents. most of us would think it's best to take the trash outside, but that may actually be sending the wrong message "it's always a good idea not to take high end items, the boxes and lay them out at the end of the driveway for criminals to potentially see what you got for christmas and possibly break into your house and take them." sergeant herzog says it's best to break the boxes down completely and cover them up. or if you want to be extra cautious, even wait a week before taking them... he says criminals can drive through neighborhoods and easily spot which homes they would like to burglarize just from what they see in open trash bins... it's also almost just as important to have a good relationship with your neighbors if you want to avoid theft while you are away during the holidays. outcue: "like someone's home " duration:0:10 "let them know when you are going to be gone and they can come over... maybe pay a neighbor kid to come shovel your driveway, always leave a light or tv on, make it appear like someone's home..." f-b-i data says that the average home invasion during the
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family over 16-hundred dollars in stolen items... if you bought gifts online this year, you christmas tree probably looked a little bare and you're not alone. millions are expressing their frustration with fed-ex on social media for not delivering packages in time for the holiday. alison kosik reports on what caused the delivery delays, and how to avoid it next year. to make up for the delays, fedex said some of its employees have volunteered to work on christmas to deliver delayed packages to customers."fedex is doing everything possible to get customer shipments delivered by christmas in spite of slight delays due to heavier than planned last-minute shipment volumes and severe weather outbreaks in some areas of the u.s.," fedex spokeswoman rae lyn rushing said in a statement. the delivery company said priority is being given to residential shipments on friday. fedex will also try to get packages to customers who were not at home to accept deliveries on thursday. fedex express stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on christmas so that customers can
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packages. anger toward fedex bubbled over on social media thursday night and friday morning, as people blamed the delivery company for ruining their holiday. many people called fedex the "christmas grinch." some ups packages were delayed as well, though fedex's rival seemed to be less impacted by the storms."there may be some individuals who had some delayed packages, but overall, most people got the packages they were promised," said peggy gardner, spokeswoman for ups, in an email. "there hasn't been a big issue with packages not being delivered." social media was much kinder to ups than fedex. the shipment delays echo 2013, when both ups and fedex were unable to deliver many packages for christmas due to similarly severe winter weather. both shipping companies got off to a bad start this holiday season, as they failed to keep up with a rgefast-minute online ders two wes ago. but ups and fedex seemed to veighted the ship over the stweek -- at least, until
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both u-p-s and fedex say they had similar delivery delays back in 20-13 due to severe winter weather. the city of johnston is looking for a new leader to head their police department. long-time police chief bill vaughn has announced he's retiring... again. vaughn originally stepped down eight years ago but came back when the department needed an interim chief... in his time, the johnston p-d grew greatly... they got a new 14 million dollar public safety building... and became one of the first departments to wear body cameras. he'll step down in march. iowa is giving the gift of snow to a cuba native. josh fernandez is a semi driving and this is the first time he has driven in the
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he's really enjoying the white holiday. 'the snow isnt comfortable, to drive in but its cute— its pretty everything is white. fernandez is from chicago and is hauling u.s. mail from chicago to oregon. for the cuba native, this is his first christmas away from his family as well. but being on the phone with them and getting photos of their celebration... is bringing him home for the holidays in a non-traditional way. she say we are wishing you a merry christmas.. they sent me a picture, and they say youre not here, a chair is here waiting for you. fernandez has one more day of driving before he gets back to his family in oregon. still ahead on today in iowa saturday... it's a gift that's out of this world. and is flying into the hands of millions this holiday. how businesses are showing drones
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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there's no feeling like opening your presents on christmas morning... no matter how old you get. good morning and welcome back to today in iowa saturday... megan, how was spending christmas with your family? we hear you got a fun new gadget
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a winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon for north central iowa. a mix of light snow, freezing drizzle and rain will continue to cross northern iowa leading to slick roads in the northernmost part of the state this morning. light rain showers and drizzle will pass through central iowa this morning. skies will stay cloudy through the day and temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before the storm with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. temperatures will stay chilly in the low 30s. a strong storm system will push into iowa from the south on monday. this will bring heavy snow across the state beginning first thing monday morning and not tapering off until after 7 pm. some freezing rain may
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the afternoon. snow totals ranging from 5" to 8" will be common with some locally higher amounts. conditions will be poor for travel on monday. still ahead on today in iowa saturday.... we may have just
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still ahead on today in iowa saturday.... we may have just wrapped up christmas, but another holiday is still on its way. where you can take the whole family this new year's eve...and why it
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won't cost you one penny. good morning and welcome back to today in iowa saturday. we're now looking ahead to new years. i'm joined now by tiffany tauscheck of the greater des moines partnership. she's here to tell us about an upcoming event that's one big kid party. yes you can take them to imagineve on new years eve. so 4 to 8 p-m the kids can run free in hy-vee hall. there's inflatables, live music, bounce houses, games. there's also a small kid area and tweens. it's safe and fun. at 8, there will be a confetti drop, then 8:15 there will be fireworks. our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for kids. there's parking on the streets at fifth and crocker,
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need to be there. we have a kid find area, we have safety precautions. thanks for joining us tiffany, we will
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it's estimated that up to a million americans woke up christmas morning to find a drone under the tree. but the drone revolution taking place isn't just for personal use. unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing business, improving safety and changing the way we see our world. and as tom costello reports the pace of change is catching many by surprise. "gps is locked, compass is good." buzz buzz ski season was still
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bolton valley, vermont this fall.... i'm looking for." ...when the annual lift a fly-by. "air shark" - snapping photos & shooting video of the pulleys and cables that will carry 150-thousand skiers this winter. "pitch it into the wind at about 5 degrees." then, a close-up look at a nearby wind farm, looking for cracks in the turbines. "the beauty is that now we don't need to send someone up there just to check on it." a vast improvement in safety, and a cost savings approaching 90%! nation-wide, this is the year drones have gone from gimmick to revolutionary to indispensable! ...providing instant aerial recon of a farmer's crops, surveying commercial aircraft for storm damage, measuring the shrinking arctic ice pack, and surveying offshore oil rigs. legally flying a commercial drone requires a waiver from the faa: "among the most common uses for drones, commercial real estate, along with film and photography. already the faa has issued more than 2,100 exemptions for commercial drone use." in maryland, kevin kinsey has invested in a drone and hd
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realtors market their homes on the internet. "we are sitting here on a 50 acre farm. and you just cant capture that with a photograph." the business of drones is taking off! california leads the country with the most operators, followed by florida and texas. in marin, texas, usaa insurance is testing drones, hoping inspectors will no longer have to spend 45 minutes looking at roof damage. "and with a one minute flight time to gather the data, maybe you are reviewing the data from 15 or 20 minutes." the drone revolution is about speed, safety, and spectacular imagery! from weddings and ski vacations to mountain bike races. and science too! researchers have been scrutinizing incredible, overhead views of endangered killer whales nursing their young off seattle. .....as we all get a new bird's
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tom costello nbc news, that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough.
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a mix of precipitation is moving across the state this morning. a winter weather advisory is in
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iowa. this is where we will have roads that are partially to mostly snow and ice covered through the morning. the remainder of the day will be cloudy with areas of drizzle and light showers from time to time. temperatures will hold in the
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people around the world celebrated christmas yesterday. the president offered a message of hope.. while troops overseas honored those killed this week. edward lawrence has more from washington. a somber christmas in afghanistan where military members honored six americans killed this week by a suicide bomber. "this was especially important here where we got the opportunity to remember those who we have also lost." more than 200,000 u-s troops are spending christmas far from home... including 4,000 celebrating in the african country of djibouti.
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commander in chief recorded a message with the first lady. they thanked those serving in the military while reminding the nation about the christmas spirit. treating one another with love and compassion. caring for those on society's margins: the sick and the hungry, pope francis also offered his message of hope. he called for renewed talks between israel and the palestinians. the pope spoke out against terrorism and prayed for those affected by terrorist attacks.. specifically mentioning the one in paris last month. as many celebrated... people in mississippi and several other states hit by tornadoes the past few days cleaned up. at least 14 people died. in holly springs, mississippi the community stepped up. we've got red cross has been assisting the people that have lost their homes. we've had numerous churches open up their doors and let people stay the night. others helped the those less fortunate from coast to coast. in washington, dc a man who used
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hundreds of homeless. it's an annual tradition pulled off with volunteers. people gathered in a southern chinese city this morning, to remember the victims of last sunday's landslide disaster. sirens sounded exactly six days after the landslide took place, residents, officials and soldiers, all paid tribute to those who died. dozens of people were buried and 33 buildings collapsed when a huge mound of soil and construction waste collapsed. it happened in an industrial park that included factories, office buildings and dorms. so far, 75 people are still missing and the rescue operation continues. a grass fire is spreading out of control and threatening homes in southern california. the brush fire in southern california quickly spread to more than 900 acres early this morning. more than 100 firefighters are trying to control the fire that has burned through more than 900 acres this morning. fire investigators said at least 30 homes are in the fire's path.
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pacific coast highway and halted railroad traffic. no word yet on what started the fire. some parts of the u-s saw severe storms and tornadoes this holiday...including mississippi, tennessee and arkansas. the death toll has risen to 14 people ... ranging from ages seven to seventy... to make thing worse, another round of severe weather could hit the south this weekend just as millions of holiday travelers are expected to return home on the roads or by air. mark potter reports. in holly springs, mississippi -- families spent christmas day trying to salvage what they could... they speak of the grinch who stole christmas...it spared our lives. the season of giving took on new meaning in this community... merry christmaswith donations pouring in -- christmas toys, along with food and clothes. it's going to make it a lot better. because we came out with the
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when something happen like this, we all come together and make sure everybody is taken care of. "i've been on national disasters that did not have as much support as this county has and i'm quite frankly flatten amazed."around clarksdale, as many as twenty homes are gone. my heart goes out to these people. they're in pain and it hurts me to see them suffer. we're going to take care of them though as best we canso far 14 people are confirmed dead across three states... the youngest was 7 year old nicholas pulmory who was killed in mississippi. just to think there's a parent out there who doesn't have their kid...max and ellen croxton, together for 30 years, died in their home. their daughter took to facebook thanking friends and family for the outpouring of support...adding..."i know i will see them again one day. it doesn't make the heartache any less painful though." in tennessee, 70-year-old antonio yzaguirre and his 69-year-old wife annie were killed. three teenagers also died in that state. e warm weather system thatspawned these iers is blamedfor the torrential rain in georgia.... that is our picnic table on the deckthat trapped dozens of residents in their homes.... in alabama, several families had to be rescued. and millions are bracing for more
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it will be a busy day for store owners today...as millions of americans return holiday gifts. a survey by "american express" says eight percent of shoppers will hit the stores today to take back the gifts they got yesterday. holiday returns account for almost ten percent of all christmas sales during the season. and as more of us shop on- line....returns have actually increased... retailers say most shoppers place orders without ever seeing a product in person and they gamble on everything from the size to the style. thousands of shoppers already stormed stores across australia today, to cash in on bargains at boxing day sales. boxing day is traditionally celebrated the day after christmas...and is primarily known as a shopping holiday is compared to what we have here in black friday the retailers' association in australia says stores have been prepping all week for the millions expected to take advantage of the
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"boxing day sales have begun, the start of the summer annual clearance sales. a strong start in the cbds in sydney, melbourne, and the other cities, and now in the suburbs here in parramatta. crowds galore. foot traffic is up and people are very happy with their shopping." australians are expected to spend just under 2 billion dollars in just 24 hours this year. you can bust out those dancing clogs, or celebrate like it's a summer day. still ahead on today in iowa saturday...we'll tell you about some of the events you can catch this weekend
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good morning everyone, it's another great weekend to get out metro. for the string 'em up old time music hangout welcome to try their hand at old-time clogging and dancing from 2 to 4 p-m. tickets are 7 dollars. cheer on the iowa energy as they take on the maine red claws. catch all the action on the wells fargo arena court starting at 7. tickets start at 8 dollars. finally, get a break from the cold and celebrate the 6th
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summer soiree at wooly's. dance to live music as you sip on 2 dollar madhouse beer. the party 5 dollars. remember, there are thousands of ways to enjoy des moines and the metro. to find out how check out our website at catch des moines dot com. a winter weather advisory for north central freezing drizzle and rain will continue to cross northern iowa leading to slick roads in the northernmost part of the state this morning. light rain showers and drizzle will pass through central iowa this morning. skies will stay cloudy through the day and temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before
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cloudy skies. temperatures will stay chilly in the low 30s. a strong storm system will push into iowa from the south on monday. this will bring heavy snow across the state beginning first thing monday morning and not tapering off rain may occur in southeast iowa during the afternoon. snow totals ranging from 5" to 8" will be common with some locally higher amounts. conditions will be poor for travel on monday.
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still ahead on today in iowa saturday... explore the wonders of winter, or create a masterpiece with a box of legos... do it all while enjoying your favorite book. the many events coming to the des moines public library heading
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welcome back to today in iowa saturday. i'm joined now by susan woody of the des moines public library. she's here to tell us about some of the exciting events the library has
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praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in.
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kirk ferentz kept a holiday tradition alive at hawkeye practice today: he wore a christmas stocking cap. santa kirk. you win 12 games, you wear whatever you want. former hawkeye running back nick bell stopped by practice. bell played in the 91 rose bowl game when iowa lost to washington. hawks hope to end a 57 year rose bowl drought when they play the stanford cardinal. cardinal as in the color, not the bird. the 102nd rose bowl kicks off next friday at 4:10 p-m iowa time. game time high of 70 with sunny skies expected. that sounds good for this crew. we'll begin coverage from l-a and pasadena monday. i'm leaving after soundoff. espn recently ranked the top college football moments from the season. #1 came from the iowa - pitt game, but it wasn't marshall koen's game-winning kick. it was brett greenwood's inspiring walk. still brings the goosebumps. no one at iowa state is sure if
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if he's a vampire. we do know he recruits. cyclone fanatic reports two more commits on record today. ty-mar sutton, 3-star linebacker out of pennsylvania, and romelo webster three star cornerback out of florida. northern iowa beat the top twooeams its played. problem is the panthers have five losses to lesser teams. fifth place game of the diamond head classic in hawaii. and you see the up and down non-conference. byu leads throughout, but here
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hits three. uni within 1. but when the cougars miss, they too often cleaned up for an easy two. panthers lose, 84-76. the bulls jimmy butler called out fred hoiberg. says hoiberg needs to coach harder. hold players more accountable. he also said hoiberg's a helluva coach. hoiberg survived bryce dejean jones. he can survive this. bulls at oklahoma city to take on the thunder.. end of the first quarter, butler shoots a rainbow over kevin durant. got it! bulls lead, and never trail. pau gasol, 21 points, 13 rebounds. bulls quiet the criticism, 105-96. a reporter asked butler if he had a plan when he criticised hoiberg? bulls snap a three game losing streak and improve to 16-11 on
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finals rematch. warriors down 8. here comes lebron. big dunk. cavs within 6. they'd get it to four. but check steph curry. the hesitation, finger roll. he's so good. warriors win, 89-83, the warrors are 28- 1. best start in nba history. cavs six game winning streak ends. keith murphy. my mom's name is irene, and she has alzheimer's. adult daycare costs so much, i have to take my mom to work with me. eventually she'll require around-the-clock care. i worry about what the next step is. my mom deserves the best care she can get. so i met hillary clinton. i could tell that she was moved by my story... because she teared up. being able to pay for daycare...
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so that i can continue to support us. hillary clinton has proposed real things that could help us.
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14:49:38—42 we cant give up. we are still hopeful that hes gonna turn around and get better.' the family of a man beaten and left for dead in des moines, a couple of years ago is hoping for the best this
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a mix of precipitation is moving across the state this morning. a winter weather advisory is in place through noon for northern iowa. this is where we will have roads that are partially to mostly snow and ice covered through the morning. the remainder of the day will be cloudy
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temperatures will hold in the mid to upper 30s. in february 2013, three teenagers injured and disabled mike in february 2013, three teenagers injured and disabled mike wasike during a car jacking in
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forcde him to do therapy outside of the state in oklahoma... so this holiday season was extra special.. he got the ultimate gift this year...he was able come home for the holidays. channel 13's mike dasilva has more. 'it feels complete. i can feel like my familys complete again, because we were pretty much like split apart with him being far.'surrounded by family and friends, 39 year-old mike wasike is back in iowa just in time for the holidays... 'actually, if he didnt come back last week i would be in oklahoma today, i was planning to drive down yesterday until like january 2nd, so this means a lot to us, this is our christmas gift this year.' wasike arrived at this care center in mitchellville last tuesday...he had been undergoing therapy at a rehabilitation clinic in tulsa, oklahoma. 'i had to plan a trip either once a month or twice a month and it would take me like nine hours to see him.' mike's wife joan and their two
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melvin live in des moines.... 'for joan, having to travel to oklahoma to see mike was not easy, so having him here, closer to home, makes a world of difference.' 'it meant a i had to pull the kids out of school. i had to get out of work to do that. honestly it was just so hard for me and the kids and everybody involved and for mike too. he was missing us a lot. it wasn't always like this...mike wasike and and his wife joan came to america from kenya to pursue the american dream...and they were well on their way. ' i went to dmu, i had just finished school, i was so excited you know, im going to get into my profession and work and raise the kids but i had to give up that.'wasike, who has a masters degree in finance and worked as a credit analyst for wells fargo was heading home from his second job on february 26, 2013... when he encountered a truly horrific act of violence. wasike was in the wrong place at the wrong time. at this intersection
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there that he was carjacked by three teenagers, leshaun murray, terrance cheeks jr. and kenneth barry. wasike was severely beaten and left for dead. murray struck wasike in the head with a handgun. wasike's brain was injured, and as a result, he lost the ability to talk. 'hes been unable to eat too, hes on a feeding tube, and hes not able to walk, so he needs pretty much a lot of support. right mike? but, youre doing good.'doctors have told joan that mike's condition has has plateaued. and this is how he's going to remain for the rest of his life. but despite that bleak prognosis, there are glimmers of hope, and mike is showing hopeful signs of improvement. 'his vision has really improved. im really impressed about that because initially, we really thought he was blind, he was not able to track anything for almost one year and
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you basically can see, he can look at you, you can tell, and hes able to point out some stuff on the pictures, so thats why im keeping my might turn around. all three of the teenagers involved in the attack were convicted and are serving prison sentences. if family.. you can donate to the the greater des moines neighbor to neighbor the bottom of your screen. it's the day after christmas, which means throwing away that mess left behind from all those presents. most of us would think it's best to take the trash outside, but that may actually be sending the wrong message "it's always a good idea not to take high end items, the boxes and lay them out at the end of the driveway for criminals to potentially see what you got for christmas and possibly break into your house and take them." sergeant herzog says it's best to break the boxes down completely and cover them up. or if you want to be extra cautious, even wait a week before taking
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neighborhoods and easily spot which homes they would like to burglarize just from what they see in open trash bins... it's also almost just as important to have a good relationship with your neighbors if you want to avoid theft while you are away during the holidays. outcue: "like someone's home " duration:0:10 "let them know when you are going to be gone and they can come over... maybe pay a neighbor kid to come shovel your driveway, always leave a light or tv on, make it appear like someone's home..." f-b-i data says that the average home invasion during the holiday's can cost a family over 16-hundred dollars in stolen items... if you bought gifts online this year, you christmas tree probably looked a little bare and you're not alone. millions are expressing their frustration with fed-ex on social media for not delivering packages in time for the holiday. alison kosik reports on what caused the delivery delays, and how to avoid it next year. to make up for the delays, fedex said some of its employees have
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to deliver delayed packages to customers."fedex is doing everything possible to get customer shipments delivered by christmas in spite of slight delays due to heavier than planned last-minute shipment volumes and severe weather outbreaks in some areas of the u.s.," fedex spokeswoman rae lyn rushing said in a statement. the delivery company said priority is being given to residential shipments on friday. fedex will also try to get packages to customers who were not at home to accept deliveries on thursday. fedex express stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on christmas so that customers can pick up their packages. anger toward fedex bubbled over on social media thursday night and friday morning, as people blamed the delivery company for ruining their holiday. many people called fedex the "christmas grinch." some ups packages were delayed as well, though fedex's rival seemed to be less impacted by the storms."there may be some individuals who had some delayed packages, but overall, most people got the packages they were promised," said peggy gardner, spokeswoman for ups, in an email. "there hasn't been a big issue with packages not being delivered." social media was much kinder to ups than fedex.
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unable to deliver many packages for christmas due to similarly severe winter weather. both shipping companies got off to a bad start this holiday season, as they failed to keep up with a surge of last-minute online orders two weeks ago. but ups and fedex seemed to have righted the ship over the past week -- at least, until thursday. both u-p-s and fedex say they had similar delivery delays back in 20-13 due to severe winter weather. the city of johnston is looking
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long-time police chief bill vaughn has announced he's retiring... again. vaughn originally stepped down eight years ago but came back when the department needed an interim chief... in his time, the johnston p-d grew greatly... they got a new 14 million dollar public safety building... and became one of the first departments to wear body cameras. he'll step down in march. thousands of iowans in need got a free christmas meal yesterday, thanks to hope ministries. the organization spent yesterday afternoon delivering hot holiday meals to nearly 25-hundred people.... volunteers also served a variety of goodies like brownies, dinner rolls, meat, milk, and eggs in the hope cafe at the bethel mission. hope ministries says yesterday's meals marked the end of hours of preparation. still ahead on today in iowa saturday... be the hostess with the mostest. our fareway expert is back to show us a healthy meatball recipe you can
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who coined the term "side bread?"
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"side" about this bread. it may look like the moon. but it's the star of the show. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough.
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a winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon for north central iowa. a mix of light snow, freezing drizzle and rain will continue to cross northern iowa leading to slick roads in the northernmost part of the state this morning. light rain showers and drizzle will pass through central iowa this morning. skies will stay cloudy through the
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steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before the storm with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. temperatures will stay chilly in the low 30s. a strong storm system will push monday. this will bring heavy snow thing monday morning and not tapering off until after 7 pm. some freezing rain may occur in southeast iowa during the afternoon. snow totals ranging from 5" to 8" will be common with conditions monday.
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new year, new you. it's likely to be on many resolution
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welcome back to today in iowa saturday. 2016 is here and for many, their resolutions will be starting a healthier lifestyle. i'm joined now by dr. jacqueline stoken who's here to lend us some tips
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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should want it, too. i'll tell you what and why, sunday night on soundoff. ----------------- let it snow, man! if the sound of that good morning and welcome back to today in iowa saturday. i hope you had a great christmas. but i'm sure some of us still have
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go to. whitney's back again this month to show us another idea for an appetizer. for new year's we're making turkey meatballs. you can also use chicken. you can experiment a little bit more with turkey or chicken with the sauce like barbeque or hot wing sauce. if you're using turkey make sure to get a turkey breast. preheat oven to 400f. in a medium bowl, light beat egg
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of ground turkey, bread crumbs, green onion, salt and pepper. mix well. to keep them light and air-ry , a trick is to mix with a fork. shape into 28 balls using an ice cream scooper. bake
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internal temperature reaches 165f. place meatballs in a large slow cooker or large pot and add barbecue sauce. keep meatballs warm on low heat. then you can add your own sauce. very high in protein. if you'd like the recipe we've
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whitney at centsablehealth@fa rewaystores.com. as always thanks for coming whitney, and have a great new
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a mix of precipitation is moving
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winter weather advisory is in place through noon for northern iowa. this is where we will have roads that are partially to mostly snow and ice covered through the morning. the remainder of the day will be cloudy with areas of drizzle and light showers from time to time. temperatures will hold in the
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people around the world celebrated christmas yesterday. the president offered a message of hope.. while troops overseas honored those killed this week. edward lawrence has more from washington. a somber christmas in afghanistan where military members honored six americans killed this week by a suicide bomber. "this was especially important here where we got the opportunity to remember those who we have also lost." more than 200,000 u-s troops are
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4,000 celebrating in the african country of djibouti. back in the united states the commander in chief recorded a message with the first lady. they thanked those serving in the military while reminding the nation about the christmas spirit. treating one another with love and compassion. caring for those on society's margins: the sick and the hungry, pope francis also offered his message of hope. he called for renewed talks between israel and the palestinians. the pope spoke out against terrorism and prayed for those affected by terrorist attacks.. specifically mentioning the one in paris last month. as many celebrated... people in mississippi and several other states hit by tornadoes the past few days cleaned up. at least 14 people died. in
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community stepped up. we've got red cross has been assisting the people that have lost their homes. we've had numerous churches open up their doors and let people stay the night. others helped the those less fortunate from coast to coast. in washington, dc a man who used to be homeless started a group who fed hundreds of homeless. it's an annual tradition pulled off with volunteers. people gathered in a southern chinese city this morning, to remember the victims of last sunday's landslide disaster. sirens sounded exactly six days after the landslide took place, residents, officials and soldiers, all paid tribute to those who died. dozens of people were buried and 33 buildings collapsed when a huge mound of soil and construction waste collapsed. it happened in an industrial park that included factories, office buildings and dorms. so far, 75 people are still missing and the rescue operation continues. a grass fire is spreading out of control and threatening homes in southern california. the brush fire in southern california quickly spread to more than 900 acres early this morning.
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trying to control the fire that has burned through more than 900 acres this morning. fire investigators said at least path. the california highway patrol shut down a stretch of the pacific coast traffic. no word yet on what started the fire. some parts of the u-s saw severe storms and tornadoes this holiday...including mississippi, tennessee and arkansas. the death toll has risen to 14 people ... ranging from ages seven to seventy... to make thing worse, another round of severe weather could hit the south this weekend just as millions of holiday travelers are expected to return home on the roads or by air. mark potter reports. in holly springs, mississippi -- families spent christmas day trying to salvage what they could... anetta they speak offthe grinch who stole christmas...it spared our lives. the season of giving took on new meaning in this community... nat: merry christmas with donations pouring in -- christmas toys, along with food and clothes. sot tornado victim:
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a lot better. because we came out with the clothes we had on our backs sot volunteer: when something happen like this, we all come together and make sure everybody is taken care of. sot volunteer: "i've been on national disasters that did not have as much support as this county has and i'm quite frankly flatten amazed." around clarksdale, as many as twenty homes are gone. ms mayor with mark: my heart goes out to these people. they're in pain and it hurts me to see them suffer. we're going to take care of them though as best we can so far 14 people are confirmed dead across three states... the youngest was 7 year old nicholas pulmory who was killed in mississippi. sot: just to think there's a parent out there who doesn't have their kid...
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for 30 years, died in their home. their daughter took to facebook thanking friends and family for the outpouring of support...adding..."i know i will see them again one day. it doesn't make the heartache any less painful though." in tennessee, 70-year-old antonio yzaguirre and his 69-year-old wife annie were killed. three teenagers also died in that state. the warm weather system that spawned these twisters is blamed for the torrential rain in georgia.... nats: that is our picnic table on the deck that trapped dozens of residents in their homes.... in alabama, several families had to be rescued. and millions are bracing for more flash floods through the night. mark potter, nbc news. it will be a busy day for store owners today...as millions of americans return holiday gifts. a survey by "american express" says eight percent of shoppers lhite stores tattake back e gifts they goteeay. holiday returns account fomost ten percent of all ristmas sales ring the season. and as moreof us shop on- line....returns have aually crease.. retailers say most oprs placeorders without ever seeing a product in person and they gamble on everything from the size to the style. thousands of shoppers already stormed stores across australia today, to cash in on bargains at boxing day sales. boxing day is traditionally celebrated the day after
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known as a shopping holiday is compared to what we have here in black friday the retailers' association in australia says stores have been prepping all week for the millions expected to take advantage of the holiday deals. "boxing day sales have begun, the start of the summer annual clearance sales. a strong start in the cbds in sydney, melbourne, and the other cities, and now in the suburbs here in parramatta. crowds galore. foot traffic is up and people are very happy with their shopping." australians are expected to spend just under 2 billion dollars in just 24 hours this year. still ahead on today in iowa saturday... this florida family has a lot to be thankful for this christmas. we'll tell you more about a gift of a lifetime...and the warning they're
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a winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon for north central iowa. a mix of light snow, freezing drizzle and rain will continue to cross northern iowa leading to slick
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of the state this morning. light rain showers and drizzle will pass through central iowa this morning. skies will stay cloudy through the day and temperatures will hold steady in the mid to upper 30s. sunday will be the calm before the storm with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. temperatures will stay chilly in the low 30s. a strong storm system will push into iowa from the south on monday. this will bring heavy snow across the state beginning first thing monday morning and not tapering off until after 7 pm. some freezing rain may occur in southeast iowa during the afternoon. snow totals ranging from 5" to 8" will be common with some locally higher amounts. conditions
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a florida family is grateful for what they call a christmas miracle that saved their daughter's life. now they have a message for parents about one of the best holiday gifts you can give your child.
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gemma botelho was a completely healthy four year old little girl. and now she's fighting for her life because of the flu. really thought it was the end. you thought she wasn't going to make it? father: no.on sunday, december 13th gemma had a slight fever. she wasn't extremely sick. at all. on monday, gemma felt better. she even danced in her school's christmas play. but then three days later. she was pale. she had cold hands, cold feet. ...how she was trying to say something wrong...she never spoke with me in that tone before, asking for help.her parents, lejla and alex took gemma to the emergency room just in the nick of time. she arrived - and went into cardiac arrest. the feeling of losing your child right in front of you. you thought you were going to
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father and mother: no.doctors performed cpr on gemma for 45 minutes. he told me we just have to look back and appreciate these four and a half years we had with her.doctors couldn't get gemma's heart working again. they put her on life support and sent her in a hospital to a transplant center, thinking she needed a new heart. thursday, friday, saturday, her heart wasn't doing anything, nothing, absolutely no activity, no pulse. the sunday before christmas, her parents asked friends around the world to say prayers for their daughter at mass. one in argentina, brazil, in italy, and one in miami, 11 o'clock. yeah.and that's when lejla and alex say they got their christmas miracle. .. bounce back on sunday. all of a sudden on sunday
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again. can you explain it? sometimes we don't understand everything that happens in medicine. what's gemma's prognosis? how's she going to do? i think she's going to make a great recovery. a month from now this is going to be a little bump in the road for her life and she's going to be back to doing the things she's always done. no one can explain why some children, like gemma, get so desperately ill from the flu. did gemma ever get a flu shot? never. never. because? i didn't think of the flu as a do. and the parents of this little girl, who dreams of being a doctor when she grows up, have a message to other parents: get your child vaccinated for the flu. elizabeth cohen, cnn, st. petersburg,
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america is not just electing a president, we're also electing a commander in chief. that choice matters. because strengthening the economy, making healthcare more affordable, raising incomes. all of that depends on us being both secure at home and leading the world. i will get up every single day and do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe and strong.
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kirk ferentz kept a holiday tradition alive at hawkeye practice today: he wore a christmas stocking cap. santa kirk. you win 12 games, you wear whatever you want. former hawkeye running back nick bell stopped by practice. bell played in the 91 rose bowl game when iowa lost to washington. hawks hope to end a 57 year rose bowl drought when they play the stanford cardinal. cardinal as in the color, not the bird. the 102nd rose bowl kicks off next friday at 4:10 p-m iowa time. game time high of 70 with sunny skies expected. that sounds good for this crew. we'll begin coverage from l-a and pasadena monday. i'm leaving after soundoff. espn recently ranked the top college football moments from the season.
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game, but it wasn't marshall koen's game-winning kick. it was brett greenwood's inspiring walk. still brings the goosebumps. no one at iowa state is sure if matt campbell sleeps. we don't know if he's a vampire. we do know he recruits. cyclone fanatic reports two more commits on record today. ty-mar sutton, 3-star linebacker out of pennsylvania, and romelo webster three star cornerback out of florida. northern iowa beat the top two teams its played. problem is the
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losses to lesser teams. fifth place game of the diamond head classic in hawaii. and you see the up and down non-conference. byu leads throughout, but here in the second half, paul jesperson hits three. uni within 1. but when the cougars miss, they too often cleaned up for an easy two. panthers lose, 84-76. the bulls jimmy butler called out fred hoiberg. says hoiberg needs to coach harder. hold players more accountable. he also said hoiberg's a helluva coach. hoiberg survived bryce dejean jones. he can survive this. bulls at oklahoma city to take on the thunder.. end of the first quarter, butler shoots a rainbow over kevin durant. got it! bulls lead, and never trail. pau gasol, 21 points, 13
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a reporter asked butler if he had a plan when he criticised hoiberg? bulls snap a three game losing streak and improve to 16-11 on the season. finals rematch. warriors down 8. here comes lebron. big dunk. cavs within 6. they'd get it to four. but check steph curry. the hesitation, finger roll. he's so good. warriors win, 89-83, the warrors are 28- 1. best start in nba history. cavs six game winning streak ends.
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keith murphy. praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in.
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