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find out how hotels, restaurants and more are preparing for caucus night bashes. ted cruz is trying to stay on message... but donald trump and others keep distracting him. hear the texas senator's latest defense to claims he can't legally serve as president. and there sure were a lot of shirley's in marshalltown today. we'll show you how dozens showed up to honor a resident's late wife. news at four front door open good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall totals through thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25" in central iowa, with another 0.10" to 0.25" possible through friday. lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges and overpasses will require some caution. throughout
from hotels to restaurants... reid chandler explains the benefit of being first-in-the-nation. eric wahrman - general manager, hampton inn & suites :18-:24 greg edwards - president & ceo, greater des moines convention and visitors bureau :44-:54 jessica dunker - president & ceo, iowa restaurant association 1:24-1:32 "we're pretty much going to make about double what we normally make in january, just this week alone." - eric wahrman - general manager, hampton inn & suites for the hampton inn and suites in downtown des moines, this will be its first iowa caucus. general manager eric wahrman says the rates his rooms are going for on and around caucus night initially gave him sticker shock. "it was amazing how people were just saying, "okay," so quickly, so the rates just kept going higher and higher from there, pretty much." - eric wahrman - general manager, hampton inn & suites rates starting around four- hundred dollars...climbing to nine-hundred before rooms at most hotels downtown completely sold out. "we through that price point out to see if people would maybe stop booking,
" - eric wahrman - general manager, hampton inn & suites it's the same story for most hotels in the downtown des moines area...and even more businesses metro-wide. "in a normal february weekend, non-caucus year, hotels throughout the metro would probably be running in the 68-70 percent occupancy we anticipate the hotels to be running at 88 percent to 100 percent full." - greg edwards - president & ceo, greater des moines convention and visitors bureau you can save an arm and a leg if you're willing to book a hotel west of downtown... but the spoils of caucus night aren't limited to downtown for the metro's restaurant industry.... "caucus night is the end of a really good ride for iowa's restaurants." - jessica dunker - president & ceo, iowa restaurant association the iowa restaurant association says it expects full tables just about everywhere across the metro on and around caucus night. "of course the downtown restaurants will fare very well from the many visitors who are in town. but there are candidates who are from urbandale, waukee, and so we see that they spread the love across the metro in terms of restaurants." - jessica dunker - president & ceo, iowa restaurant association just how much of an economic impact des moines will get from the caucuses is to
estimated about a $12 million economic impact. we have some new tools now that we can utilize to better quantify those numbers and we're going to try and get a better handle for this upcoming caucus season." - greg edwards - president & ceo, greater des moines convention and visitors bureau but one month out, it's a promising forecast for the metro's economy. in des moines, reid chandler, channel 13 news. at hampton inn and suites downtown, they sayhey usually ve to cut u and makelay-offs during january...but t this year.'re etsing blank park zoo amals make super bowl edictions. today some otr animals made their caucus predictions at lls fargarena. the bulls from "the world's their selections this afternoon. we won't get too in depth on how the selections were made ... but they included pictures of the candidates and the need for a potty break. on the republican side donald trump was the "winner" ... there was no winner on the democratic side ... due to stage fright. today the clinton family divided to conquer ... splitting their time between two states. former president bill clinton hit the campaign trail here in iowa. he held solo events in cedar
clinton shared some memories of his 1992 campaign here ... and looked ahead to what his wife will do in the next eight years in the white house. meanwhile hillary clinton was in nevada campaigning for herself. she says the republican presidential field is in such bad shape themselves ... they are creating reasons to attack her. 58-137"i know i listen to the republicans and my goodness when they're not blaming president obama, they're blaming me. i think they're going back in history, pretty soon i'll be responsible for the fall of the roman empire at the rate we're going. and i listen to them carefully because this is serious business. you know some of them send american troops anywhere, bomb anybody, and some of them don't get involved anywhere, pull the gangplank up. neither of those is a workable foreign policy. we need to be smart. we need to lead with our values, we need to pursue our interests and advance our national security." meanwhile on the republican side ... ted cruz's citizenship is
under closer scrutiny. steve handelsman has that story. donald trump latest headline grab is giving away thousands of tickets for his rally tonight at a vermont venue that holds 1400. but trump's attack on ted cruz is a bigger headline. trump tweeting today: ted: free legal advice on how to pre-empt the dems on citizen issue. go to court now and seek declamatory judgment. you will win. trump raised the issue. "and it's a problem for him." whether cruz, born in canada, is eligible to be president. but a democratic congressman, alan grayson of florida is saying: rep alan grayson, d-florida, senate candidate -- says will sue of cruz wins nomination -- cruz's mother "may have given up us citizenship" he will sue if cruz wins the nomination. that cruz's mother may have given up u-s citizenship. "democrats love to see controversy among republicans so theyre just pour gasoline on the fire hoping the entire house burns down." cruz, in iowa today, where he is polling ahead of trump...
father. presidential candidate :xx-:xx"and he and my mom went on to start a small business together. so i grew up in texas." but cruz was born in canada, where his u-s born mom lived so long she qualified for canadian citizenship. he says he's a natural born u-s citizen eligible to be president? presidential candidate :xx- :xx"people will continue to make political noise about it, but as a legal matter it is quite straight forward." a law professor disagrees "it's not clear. i think the better argument is that he is qualified. but it's not clear." and it's not clear if the questions are cutting into cruz's support. a little drop could matter. cruz passed trump in iowa polling in mid december. now theyre both moving up just three to four points apart i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill no candidate will be putting in more time in iowa leading up to caucus day than the man who won it in 2008, mike huckabee. today, he completed "the full grassley" ... visiting all 99 counties in one
republican to do so. rick santorum completed his tour before christmas. huckabee is planning to make 150 campaign stops in iowa this month alone. he has 26 events planned this week. kentucky senator rand paul is hosting a campaign rally and birthday party tonight in des moines. paul turns 52 today. the party is at buzzard billy's, downtown. it's at eight o-clock. opening statements in the trial of a man accused of killing a clive toddler are expected to begin tomorrow. jury selection began yesterday and continued today. channel 13's mike dasilva is covering the trial at the polk county courthouse and he brings us up to speed on what this trial is all about 26 year-old joe lopez is accused of killing his girlfriend's child. lopez is charged with first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. on november 29, 2014, 20 month old ruby alvarez was brought to the hospital by her mother nisa alvarez, and nisa's boyfriend joe lopez. ruby had a skull fracture and broken ribs. lopez, who had been staying with his girlfriend at a clive apartment, told police that that the
however, police said the injuries did not appear to be consistent with a fall. on december 3, ruby succumbed to her injuries and died. it is alleged that lopez intentionally used unreasonable force, torture or cruelty against ruby and that his actions manifested in extreme indifference to human life. back to you. thanks, mike. a young girl missing from newton is back home today ... and her mother is behind bars. 12-year old charlene brown has been missing since christmas eve. she was in the care of foster parents ... but visiting other family when she disappeared with her mother. yesterday she was found safe. her mother, misty shaver ... and shaver's boyfriend kevin carlton were arrested. carlton is charged with child stealing. shaver is being held on a material witness warrant ... and further charges are pending. an online fundraiser has been organized for the family of a man
yesterday. 30-year old justin jorgensen of colfax died at the scene. initial reports suggest in place at the time of the collapse. birthday. a go fund me page is now jorgensen family. nearly three-thousand dollars hours. we've put a link to the page on our website ... who-tv-dot-com. a keokuk man and his two dogs this morning. keokuk police say 32-year old ian keefe was shot three times at his home around one o-clock this morning. his two dogs were also shot and injured. witnesses reported two home and driving off. there is no word on keefe's condition ... or that of his dogs. an anamosa state penitentiary guard is recovering from injuries allegedly suffered at the hands of an inmate. the department of corrections says taylor denney assaulted a corrections officer last night at the prison. the officer suffered injuries to
treated and released at a nearby hospital. denney is serving time for arson and escape. he will likely be facing new charges now. the iowa department of criminal investigation and the state medical examiner's office are investigating the death of an inmate at the madison county jail last night. 33-year old joshua barker was rushed to the hospital after he was found unresponsive in the jail last night. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. the madison county sheriff's office doesn't suspect foul play ... but barker's death is being investigated. the university of iowa is joining a growing list of businesses and munincipalities that are banning one of the hottest new tech items ... hoverboards. the university announced this week that the hoverboards are banned from use in residence halls, apartments and dining facilities. the school says they're too dangerous ... and here's one reason why. there are widespread reports of the hoverboards suddenly bursting into flames ... usually due to overheating batteries. this weekend the biggest powerball jackpot in u-s history could be
there were no winners in last night's 524-million dollar drawing. this saturday's jackpot is expected to climb to 700-million dollars ... or more. more than 73-thousand iowans did win something in last night's drawing, just not the big one. you have until nine p-m on saturday to purchase your chance for a historic jackpot. it's one of the newest school districts in the state of iowa. now it finally has a school building to call its own. coming up next ... we'll give you a tour of the new marshalltown christian school as kids start class there for the first time. and this story surely isn't a joke ... we'll take you to the shirley party in
today was the start of classes for 2016 for marshalltown christian school. the kids are welcoming the new year in new facilities. marshalltown christian school was started in 2006...now for the first time students have their own school building. the k through 8th grade school had been divided up between two churches in town. now all students are in one location ... and the schools' teachers will finally have room to operate. 'every week we had to pick up for evening events,at churches, even though we keep our classrooms immaculate and clean,..they can have their own space..spread out they can have centers which we havent had before. a three year fund raising drive paid for the one-point-six million dollar building... which sits on a nine acre campus. in marshalltown today there was a very interesting party for women named shirley.. 'she went to a shirley party every month in south texas at
grove rv park lots of shirleys that were named after shirley temple mostly. ray pille of marshalltown lost his wife shirley two years ago..so today in her honor he threw a shirley party. over 20 women named shirley and others showed up at the marshalltown senior center. as ray said..many of the shirleys were named from shirley temple...but not all... most of them are popular after shirley temple..i was born in 22 which was way before shirley temple, sup: shirley ann temple after i got married i retired from my job, and the girls at work played old shirley temple movies through the whole retirement party. ray pille said that since the word got out about his shirley party hes heard from shirleys as far away as canada, and he expecting to hear from more. light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall
than 0.25" in central iowa, with another 0.10" to 0.25" possible through friday. lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges and overpasses will require some caution. throughout the day friday a few snow showers may mix in with the rain showers before things wind down into the weekend. temperatures will be falling all day on saturday, w
"but i am going to miss votes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years, marco rubio has missed more votes... than any other senator. washington politician marco rubio. doesn't show up for work, but wants a promotion? right to rise usa is responsible
light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall totals through thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25" in central iowa, with another 0.10" to 0.25" possible through friday. lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges
and overpasses will require some caution. throughout the day friday a few snow showers may mix in with the rain showers before things wind down into the weekend. temperatures will be falling all day on saturday, with sunday seeing very cold temperatures across the ne half of the state. highs there on sunday will be in the single digits, with low teens around the des moines area. coming up next ... a new warning about a simple, popular toy
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the federal government is releasing a new list of suggestions on what a healthy diet looks like. the guidelines are updated every five years as dietary research advances. for the first time the government is telling you to cut down on added sugars. the new guidelines suggest limiting added sugars to ten-percent of your daily calories. that's about 12-teaspoons per day. that's less than the amount of sugar added to a 20 ounce bottle of coke. the guidelines also suggest cutting back on salt and saturated fat... but not cholesterol. new research has shown that consuming cholesterol doesn't necessarily raise your cholesterol. now to a warning for all parents ... especially with all those new christmas toys in the house. a
swallowing magnetic balls. haley hernandez spoke with her mother who has a warning about the potentially dangerous toys. lexi kendall warns parents of magnets like this that she had in her home that took her toddler to the edge of death... they are so popular, there's youtube tutorials on how to shape them... "is this a circle? is this a square? we'd play with them but we kept them out of reach and i honestly don't know how she got into them..." ava is almost 2-years-old, her mom says she is not the type to chew on strange objects, so swallowing something was not their first suspicion when she was cramping in pain. "they decided to do a ct scan and there were 9 little balls across her stomach. they didn't know they were magnets but whenever i saw them in there i recognized them." ava immediately underwent a 4-hour surgery. the consumer product safety commission warns of the severe dangers with these balls, made of neodymium, a metal that can perferate intestines like it did ava's. "they find each other inside the body, so they connect and whatever is between them gets pushed. so, the intestines come together and they start to ... bury
her health still makes dramatic ups and downs because of infection from the magnets cutting her insides. although small signs of progress give them hope. "she's off of her breathing tube. one of the doctors just came to explain to us that she's just really sick." though ava is out of i-c-u after two weeks, she is still heavily medicated and not very alert. it was a scary scene today in new york state ... but thankfully it came to a happy ending ... coming up ... find out how 17 men were rescued today after becoming trapped in
pulled to safety today in new york. more voices are joining the chorus in oregon ... find out who else is telling the men behind the armed standoff "thanks ... now get out". and the water is gone ... but the mess remains. meet the
group of volunteers promising they won't leave the missouri flood zone
news at four front door 17 sal miners i newyork tat ar back abve gou and sfe nigh. thy spent nearly ten hours stuck in aelevatorhunreds of feet underround. nbc'chris polonrepos on how reue wrke gotthe trappedminers outafely. slowly, but surely they emerged...
two and three at a time. 17 miners who were reporting for work wednesday night in a salt mine south of syracuse, new york. their elevator shuddered to a stop about 800 feet below the surface... trapping them for nearly ten hours. 10 38 13 "we weren't all happy until the last one got off the elevator." first responders jumped into action in the early-morning hours... finding and positioning a crane which allow rescuers to descend the elevator shaft and retrieve the trapped miners. the miners had fresh air but said they were cold. 09;08;30;07 "they huddled
each other warm and keep each other's spirits up." rescuers passed down blankets and hand warmers before sending a basket down to retrieve the trapped miners. the first ones to emerge waited until the last man had been rescued. 10 39 29 that's when we all stand ,look at each other and we say this was a win, we are all going home, we're all safe, there was no incidence a representative for cargill salt mine said it appeared a steel beam broke, bringing the elevator to a halt. workers from the previous shift had just taken the same elevator to the surface at the end of their shift. new york governor andrew cuomo has ordered an investigation into the incident. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. the armed standoff continues today in oregon peacefully ... despite growing complaints from residents. last night hundreds of people attended a public meeting on the standoff ... and what authorities should do about
standing ovation...for the sheriff of harney county "there's a lot going on." sheriff david ward called the meeting to check the pulse of the community "who wants this to end peacefully and ask these folks to go home." an overwhelming response...but there is more to it "i can't say i don't appreciate what these folks have done to get the ball rolling." the bundy group brought national attention to harney county...and residents are thankful that finally someone is listening. for two hours residents had an honest and emotional discussion. they talk about steven and dwight hammond...the two ranchers who were went to federal prison for five years for arson. "they're the nicest people that have ever walked this earth." residents also spoke out against big government some residents wonder why the sheriff has not gone to the bundy group and talked with them directly. the sheriff talked to them in the weeks leading up to the standoff and that they can only agree to disagree at this point he also talked about intimidation tactics "someone flatten my wife's tires recently." what everyone agreed on...they
buildings worth killing someone over? i say no." at the end of the meeting...little was decided but some residents said it was time to take this into their own hands "a group of us needs to tell them, we recognize what you've done for us but it's time to go home to your families.." fbi and atf agents in oregon say they are formulating plans to bring the standoff to an end ... hopefully without violence. the miserable start to the new year on wall street continued today. all the major indices were down today ... with the dow dropping nearly 400 points. the blame for today's selloff falls on china. trading was shutdown there today for the second time this week. they say the u-s economy is fine ... but its tight link with the chinese economy is causing stocks to
the numbers are in ... and it's now official ... star wars: the force awakens is now the highest grossing film in u-s history. it took less than three weeks for the seventh film in the franchise to cross the 760-million dollar mark and move past 2009's "avatar." the film has earned more than one- point-five billion dollars worldwide. that number could jump this weekend when the film is finally released in china, the world's second biggest movie-going market. a denver woman is turning to social media to find the person who picked up her son's missing smart phone. thanks to a clever app installed on the phone ... she's letting people know just who she's looking for. ashley michels shows us how it works. puppies are a huge responsibility. so heidi whitehead delegates her doggie to-do list to her kids. but last week when her teenage son jesus was taking him for a walk - his phone had fallen out of his pocket an almost brand new android -- lost somewhere out there. he didnt know if it happened on
when he had taken the puppy over to the park she says they couldnt find it anywhere. but someone else did. and this is how they know - he remembered that he had put an app on his phone called the cm locker sure enough someone had found it and tried to get into his phone a few times and it had took this mans picture heres how it works. say you leave your phone sitting somewhere and walk away. and then someone else finds it and tries to unlock it. but when the password is wrong it snaps a photo and send you an email. its pretty cool. yeah. i should probably put it on my phone once heidi got the emailed pictures - i thought you know lets put it out there she shared it on facebook to try and put a name to this mystery man. my initial hope was that somebody would just recognize him and say oh hey i know that guy he lives down the street or i work with him or whatever so they can get the phone back - no questions asked. hopefully hes trying to figure out how to get it back to its rightful owner. he probably has no idea it belongs to a teenager the family has tried calling the
picks up. light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall totals through thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25" in central iowa, with another 0.10" to 0.25" possible through friday. lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges and overpasses will require some caution. throughout the day friday a few snow showers may mix in with the rain showers before things wind down into the weekend. temperatures will be falling all day on saturday, with sunday seeing very cold temperatures across the ne half of the state. highs there on sunday will be in the single digits, with low teens
jess: how many did you have? shawn: i should be fine. jess: you should be? officer: go on and step out of the vehicle for me. bud: see ya, buddy. good luck! so, it turns out buzzed driving and drunk driving, they're the same thing and it costs around $10,000. so not worth it. yesterday dozens of iowa national guard soldiers returned home after spending a week helping with flood recovery in missouri. they may be gone ... but there is another team on the ground there that's still on the job. a small army of volunteers is making a big difference in the flooded areas of st. louis. they are experienced disaster
they plan on staying there for several weeks. jeff bernthal has their story. the missouri baptist convention has provided disaster relief all over the world. ' nebraska, kansas, colorado, new mexico,' their focus is now on flood relief. 'franklin county, jefferson county, st. louis metro .. st. charles county ... even up into lincoln county.' they have all the tools a cleanup crew needs. 'ladders and brooms and and pole saws..' but you would never know it .. because theyre in the back parking lot of the ellisville baptist church. ' we have a little city and once we get up and ramped up ... its a massive deal.' they are heating up food for the american red cross to take to flood victims. 'we cooked 27-hundred meals one day.' trained volunteers have come from all over the state. ' hi im sandy im from hannibal missouri.' ' im james form platte city' ' im lolita from branson' ' im patty from clarksburg missoura' 'im joe from california, missouri.' 'weve been on fire events in colorado .. you name it weve been there ... bringing help hope and healng .. and its just one of those things that once it gets in your blood .. i cannot imagine being able to sit at home and not do this uh again.' they have the equipment for debris removal ... sheet rock
on being here for the next four to eight weeks. 'we dont accept money we dont ask for money we just want to bring hope help and healing to those in need in the middle of a disaster.' the have stuffed animals for children ... and hope their actions show what their church is all about. 'i can bring some hope back into their life ... just because were here .. with open arms and we desire to care.' 15 people were killed in the flooding in missouri over the last few weeks. light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall totals through thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25" in central iowa, with another 0.10" to
lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick 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.
light rain will continue as we head into the overnight to friday. rainfall totals through thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25" in central
iowa, with another 0.10" to 0.25" possible through friday. lows tonight will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges and overpasses will require some caution. throughout
showers may mix in with the rain showers before things wind down into the weekend. temperatures will be falling all day on saturday, with sunday seeing very cold temperatures across the ne half of the state. highs there on sunday will be in the single digits, with low teens around the des moines area. when we come back ... we'll take you back to c-e-s in las vegas.
it is.. high-tech heaven.. the consumer electronics show this year will unveil more than 20- thousand new ideas.. and products.. many, reminders that cutting-edge..
"it's just really fun." can also be kinda fun.. intel is inside this mask that provides real-time data and graphics during paintball battles.. "i have radar. i know where everything is. i know where i am on the field. i know which direction i'm going. it's great." the fleye is a new drone -- kind-of.. a sphere.. with all of the moving parts - including the blades- fully enclosed.. designer becca mccharen is introducing this smart dress .. that .. and underneath .. you could find the ultimate "training bra".. wearable tech that provides real-time feedback.. and targeted workout advice.. while fizzics.. promises to give you the pour and taste of a tap room - at home using your canned or bottled beer.. "the beauty of the product it's simplicity, but what you don't see the science behind the product." corning is using science to turn
pane of glass into a window on the future "a center for entertainment, audio, video, internet, streaming, also home management. possibilities shifting to realities in vegas. jay gray. nbc news. las vegas ces runs through saturday. a lot of the new products seen here will be released throughout the year. jay gray. nbc news. las vegas we'll be back in three minutes
you got people working incredibly long hours. median family income today -- $4,000 less than it was in 1999. the bottom line of this economy is that it is rigged. what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america,
i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. 054420 - this just is another way to enhance that process for them the caucuses are creeping closer... the hustle inside party headquarters... and the new app that aims at getting the right results as they come in... its the first day back to class for students at marshalltown christian school... but this
one roof... we'll explain and the federal government want you to cut way back on sugar... what new dietary guidelines say you should and should not be eating... 24-days until the iowa caucuses... and election volunteers are getting ready for the big night.... good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm dan winters. i'm sonya heitshusen... the republican party of iowa and the iowa democratic party are learning more about the app they'll rely on come caucus night. it's a tool that microsoft says will deliver accurate results - fast. channel 13's jodi whitworth joins us now... everyone looking to avoid what happened back in 20-12.. when the wrong winner was announced... yeah dan
-- that wasn't a shining moment for the republican party.... but this year both parties are hoping to stand out -- with the help of technology... for weeks -- they have been training