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hear why another expert witness says ruby alvarez must have died from child abuse. and do you know of any heroes in need of some recognition? we'll tell you how you can make sure they are celebrated for their heroic actions. news at four front door open bald eagles on the des moines river good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. temperatures will be coldest this evening and rise
a look forward in his annual condition of the state address. he laid out his vision for the next year ... and more importantly his budget plan. 170904-170918 the budget i propose today was crafted the same way hardworking iowans do, with a cautious eye and optimism for the future. it is a tight budget. it is a budget that will keep our state stable. --the governor says his budget and this entire legislative session will feel the impact of last year's avian flu outbreak. he wants to spend more than last year ... but not as much as some lawmakers wish to. --the two biggest expenses will be medicaid and education. branstad says there will be an increase in education funding this year ... mostly
-the governor re- introduced his plan to use the current school infrastructure sales tax to also pay for water quality initiatives over the next four decades. branstad also wants to do more for renewable energy. -he wants to increase tax credits for wind powerand bio-chemicals. -he says the state's current green initiatives are one of the biggest drivers in bringing in new jobs to iowa. the governor closed his speech with an impassioned call for justice for all. 172453-172516 "our state flag is emblazoned with iowas motto, 'our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.' maintaining our rights means we must maintain those rights for all. it is time for a fresh look at the criminal justice system in iowa to ensure that we are doing the right thing for all of our citizens. 23 edit to: 172705-172727 "ensuring the fundamental fairness of our system is a worthy goal. but a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system also aligns with the long-term interests of taxpayers who fund our criminal justice system. for example, in many cases, tax dollars may be better spent on rehabilitation rather than incarceration." 22 edit to: 173101-173124 "i look forward to working
assembly to improve our criminal justice system by examining how we can: ? protect our children and family members from human trafficking; ? combat domestic violence; ? and examine the funding model for drug and mental health courts." 23 without pointing any fingers ... the governor also said the state needs to do more to ensure that our criminal justice system is color blind and that race does not play a role in arrests, convictions and incarcerations. after the speech senate majority leader mike gronstal had some praise for the governor's speech. he says he was glad to hear the focus on criminal justice reform.
already tackled the issues he's talking about ... and the governor now needs his own party to join in. 175136-175156 "we've passed several measures ... i think the senate has lead on those issues, hopefully the house will join us." gronstal did not like what he heard about education funding. he says the governor's claim of increased spending was mostly money says the governor's allowable growth rate is much accept. speech ... the hard part is now selling the ideas in it to lawmakers and iowans. that process is already reynolds sat down with our dave price to explain why the governor's plan for education spending is the right approach. 100-350 "so governor branstad
wednesday's game climbed another hundred million dollars. it now stands at an estimated one- point-five billion dollar jackpot. the winner will take home most of that money ... but if its purchased in iowa there will be a bonus for state revenue as well in the form of taxes. so we know about the condition of the state ... but what about the state of the union ... president obama will delivers his final speech to a joint session of congress tonight ... coming up we'll tell you why he's promising it will be unlike anything you've heard before. and coming up next ... we'll take you back to the joe lopez trial. hear why another expert says the injuries that killed ruby alvarez were not suffered accidentally . it was another day of expert
lopez. lopez is charged with first degree murder for the death of ruby alvarez... a little girl he was caring for the day she was seriously injured in 2014. he claims she suffered fatal injuries after a fall from a high chair ... but prosecutors say those injuries were signs of child abuse. mike dasilva has an update on the trial from the polk county
today the prosecution called to the witness stand dr. bradley king, a diagnostic radiologist. dr. king talked about how he reviewed detailed images of the injuries ruby alvarez suffered in order to make a diagnosis. those images include ct scans, skeletal survey x rays, and 3 d reconstructions. the prosecution focused in on the injuries ruby suffered to her ribs. dr. king testified that all of the fractures ruby had to her ribs were where the rib meets the spine and he explained what that means to him. 10:41 when you are reviewing images like you saw with ruby alvarez, are you concerned when you start to see these types of fractures in this specific location. um, i am. these fractures are considered to be a classic sign of child abuse. 10:59 11:06-25 either through your training, whether it be through medical school, all the way through, as you sit here today, literature that you reviewed in your own career, have you ever come across these types of injuries where they werent some type of non accidental trauma? no. during cross examination, defense attorney thomas h miller focused in on how the rigidity of a surface might impact and influence the likelihood of a fracture. the defense has told
unusually rigid, concrete, flooring at the apartment in clive where lopez lived with his girlfriend nissa alvarez, played a role in causing the injuries ruby suffered. the defense says ruby accidentally fell from a high chair onto that floor, when lopez left the child unattended. 22:38 'dr. wouldnt you agree with me sir, that striking a hard surface is more likely to result in a fracture than striking a soft surface? yes i would. and if you could get a fracture from either? striking a hard surface would probably result, all things being equal sir, striking a hard surface would likely result in a more severe fracture than strike a soft surface? fair statement. as a general statement i suppose thats true. the prosecution, by relying on the expertise of medical professionals, is trying to show the jurors why they believe the injuries ruby suffered are not consistent with
that wasn't the only expert called to the stand today. coming up at five...hear why a trauma surgeon who was in the er with ruby alvarez does not believe the toddler's injuries are those of someone who fell out of a high chair. a house fire yesterday in eastern iowa killed three people. it happened in the town of montrose in lee county. firefighters responded to a trailer fire around one p-m and found the home fully engulfed. one person escaped the home with severe burns ... three others did not make it out. their names aren't being released yet. the cause of the fire is under investigation. veishea will not return to iowa state university anytime in the forseeable future ... but parts of the former celebration will return this year. the festival was cancelled
ended with violence near campus once again. isu president steven leath tells the des moines register that veishea cherry pies will be sold on campus during valentine's day in the coming semester. then in april, the school will hold an arts celebration on campus. leath hopes they fill the void left by the veishea cancellation. university of iowa football fans are celebrating another top ten finish in the a-p poll. the final poll was released last night after the national championship football game. the hawkeyes finish the season ranked number nine. it's the 11th time the school has finished in the top ten ... and the fifth time under coach kirk ferentz.
in the afternoon. thursday will be another mild day with temperatures as high as the low 40s. clouds build back in on friday and there may be a few flurries at times. the weekend looks to be cold with temperatures back in the teens for daytime highs. coming up next ... the red cross needs your help to find a few
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported
his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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offering support and comfort for those who've just lost everything. providing aid is only part of the red cross mission. each year the local chapter honors the heroes who live amongst us. right now they are asking for your help to find some of those heroes ... joining us now to talk about find the "heroes of the heartland" is kara kelly with the red cross ... to nominate a "hero of the heartland" head to
six he's already delivered. hear what hints he and staff are giving as to the substance of his speech. he hasn't heard the speech yet but jeb bush already knows he doesn't like it. hear what he had to say about the president and donald trump in an iowa campaign stop today. and in the workout of the week we'll update you on the progress of our co-worker. find out how the hepker challenge is going ... and how aaron is inspiring his trainer. news at four front door it's president obama's last state of the union address, live here on channel 13 starting at eight p-m tonight. he's making clear this speech will be non traditional ... not looking ahead so much at specific new
people. steve handelsman has a look ahead to the president's final address to congress. keeping loose before a speech that president obama says will actually sum up the state of the nation. it's pointless, he told staffers to push any new initiatives. mr lauer ... congress and the nation are too divided ... near the end of his president obama :20-:26"you wanted to unite people and theyre not united. is it a failure? its a regret. i could not be prouder of what we've accomplished" by his first state of the union, in 2010, partisanship had already struck. still, mr obama will say tonight: his moves for economic recover and obamacare... are helping the whole nation sot: matt lauer and president obama :42-:49and part of what i wanna do-- in this last address is to remind people, "you know what? we got a lotta good things goin' for us. 14 but after the isis-inspired attack in san bernardino on the cop in philadelphia after paris, americans are afraid say republicans. sot:
:57-1:01 the world is on fire, that foreign policy is getting away from us, that they are less safe near michelle obama tonight will be an empty chair a symbol of children killed by gun violence sot: sen. john mccain 1:08-1:12"i'd like to see another empty chair for the 250 thousand syrians that have been slaughtered" because, john mccain says, mr obama will not intervene. but, in this political year ... with republican candidates charging america is in crisis president obama is readying a speech with the opposite message speaking for the gop, south carolina governor nikki haley will say the best way to fix america is to elect a republican president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill jeb bush doesn't have to hear the president's speech to know he won't like it. today he offered a pre-reaction to what he knows will be coming. 'while i respect the emotion the president expressed with the
people, because were all concerned about that. i dont respect the first impulse he always has..which is to take rights away from law abiding citizens. its always his first impulse, its the impulse of hillary clinton as well... bush's backdrop for his second amendment rights speech was the impulse of hillary clinton as well... bush's backdrop for his second amendment rights speech was
the brand new bronwnell distribution center in grinnell. the company sells and distributes firearms throughout the country. the president wasn't the only one in bush's sites today. he also took donald trump to task over some recent comments he made regarding the disability of a reporter. as it relates to donald trump, disparaging people with disabilities, who else would do it? no other candidate would say what he did mocking someone that had a severe disability- no one would do that..i mean are you kidding me? for months - hillary clinton has reserved her sharpest attacks for the republican presidential candidates. but now in the closing weeks of
turning her focus on bernie sanders as he overtakes her in a new poll. nbc's brian mooar has that story. nat less than three weeks before the iowa caucuses ... hillary clinton is amping up her attacks on bernie sanders and his social agenda. presidential candidate @ :09 - :1411 39 37 "he's proposing plans that would cost somewhere between 18 and 20 trillion dollars, that is a 40 percent increase in the federal budget." and with the latest polls showing sanders
virtually tying clinton in iowa - and beating her in new hampshire ... sanders says he knows why he's suddenly in clinton's crosshairs. presidential candidate @ 26 - :31"you have a clinton campaign that is now in trouble and now understands that they can lose. clinton still enjoys a comfortable national lead - 52 percent to 37 over sanders in the latest nbc news surveymoney poll. the same poll is showing donald trump leading all republicans nationally at 38 percent. az. :50 - 1:00"he knows how to touch certain chords with a segment of our american citizentry that inspires a lot of emotion in them." ted cruz 18 points behind at 20 percent. meanwhile ... ben carson is stirring up controversy before tonight's state of the union ... calling for an investigation of two members of a muslim group - the council on american-islamic relations - invited to the president's speech at the capitol.
washington." candidates and national journalists have been entrenched here in iowa for months. joining them on the campaign trail are some college students who volunteered to spend their winter here. 'dr carson as a college student we are talking about...you have the 5 steps of education on your website.. could you talk a little bit about college funds and how that would affect the future and
no question that... a group from elon university in north carolina are in iowa through caucus day to experience the whole process. some are here working as journalists while others will work on political campaigns. the students do interviews..and stories.. with a nightly deadline for a newscast. ashley bohle / elon university 'the first one..something i really thought was different was that he really spoke in a calm whisper, i definitely seen him use that technique before, but it just seemed different from every body else, who wants to amp everybody up. and yelling and talking about everything.. elizabeth bilka/ elon university just essentially how the process works..coming from the northeast. i dont really get the sense of how things works...by the time it gets up to the east coast its just the elections, so seeing the beginning stages..and seeing all the candidates, not just narrowed down to the final two,o, its an interesting process to see.' the students chose to work in
including australia and orlando. temperatures will be coldest this evening and rise overnight. by the temperatures will be coldest this evening and rise overnight. by the time, we wake up early wednesday temperatures will be back in the mid teens. there will be a few clouds to start the day but more sun is expected for the afternoon with highs ni the 30s. anyone who's ever lost a dog
again! again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! 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
rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie
sanders, and i approve this message. owners will try almost anything to recover their lost pet, including flyers and rewards. now there's a new app that uses your cellphone to help families recover their four-legged friends. misha
an animal shelter is the last place you want to see your pet. but if he or she does get lost, thanks to a new app called finding rover - families have a new tool right on their smartphones to quickly find them. "finding rover is facial recognition app."here's how it works. once you download the app to your smart phone or tablet, you take a picture of your pet and it's scanned into the system. "the public can use to register their dog, and if the dog ever runs away, they can post that their dog has been lost."using facial recognition technology, the app searches through thousands of images of old and recently added pictures to try and locate your pet. this is jane. she's been in the shelter for over a week and is helping us with our demonstration. "it looks at 8 different points on the dog's face. if the dog comes into us, we take the same kind of photograph and if that dog has been reported as lost, it makes that connection."and another feature -- the app will send alerts to be on the lookout for your dog to anyone in your neighborhood who also uses finding rover. and it also works in reverse. "if you just see a dog running loose down the street, you can take picture of it and it will still post it
families have all been reunited with their pets here in san diego via the finding rover app. "so here's the best part: the app is absolutely free and it takes just minutes. the guy that developed it did it because he wanted to make sure that all these dogs would be reunited with their families." "it's amazing to see anybody get reunited with their pet. it's a member of their family. we see people break down in tears just because they have been missing this family member for a day." the "finding rover" network is still growing, so don't count on it as your only source of tracking a lost pet. those embedded microchips are still the best way to make sure your best friend eventually finds his or her way home.
overnight as a warm front lifts across the state tonight. more clouds will move in tonight as well. wednesday will begin with temperatures in the mid teens and reach the low 30s in the afternoon. thursday will be another mild day with temperatures as high as the low 40s. clouds build back in on friday and there may be a few flurries at times. the weekend looks to be cold with temperatures back in the teens for daytime highs. to be cold with temperatures back in the teens for daytime highs. coming up next in the workout of the week ... see how far our
coming up next in the workout of the week ... see how far our co-worker has come in a few short months as he takes the challenge to change his life. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
five months ago, aaron hepker couldnt walk up the stairs without taking a breather. now, barely a day goes buy he doesnt go to the gym. aaron is the digital director here at w- h-o. in august, he made a commitment to get fit and lose weight. heres an update on his progress... that was aaron hepker last september. his first workout with personal trainer terri goode... consisted of rolling out his feet and shins. five months later... this is aaron. exercise is no longer a chore for aaron. its become a way of life and a
aaron has also lost 55 pounds... and improved his strength... flexibility and aerobic capacity.. hes also noticed some psychological changes. those are the rewards... but they dont come without sacrifice... commitment and courage. aarons advice to others who might be struggling with obesity: aaron met another challenge over the weekend. his friend, reid chandler, a aaron met another challenge over the weekend. his friend, reid
governor branstad lays out his condition of the state today... his optimism
for the economy, even with a slowing farm economy... and his proposal for school funding, that could set up a fight this legislative session... more expert testimony today in the trial of a clive man accused of killing his girlfriends
what the e-r doctor who saw ruby alveraz has to say about the child's injuries. december flooding could have led to a dry spell for the make a wish foundation... how people stepped up, when
it's biggest fundraiser went underwater... the governor lays out his annual speech that gets some lawmakers applauding and others complaining. thanks for joining us, i'm dan winters... and i'm sonya heitshusen. governor branstad told lawmakers our state's finances are among the best in the country... but still not as good as he'd like. his 7.5 billion dollar spending proposal is largely a status quo budget...with most of the increases going to education. political director dave price lays out the governor's ideas and lawmakers concerns about them. first on thirteen... it's the real condition of the state... corn and bean prices are way down.... the avian flu epidemic wiped out millions of birds.... building permits have slowed....