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tragic loss... friends and family are remember the victim of a deadly hit and run accident in ames... hear from them... and how you can help bring about justice. health insurance... you may not have it come january first if you don't take action today... learn the penalties you'll face if you're not enrolled through the federal government's website. it's tuesday, december 15th.
it's expected to crest at 27 feet tomorrow afternoon. that means moderate flooding in the area. it's the same situation at fleur drive... where the raccoon river sits at 16 feet. that's about 4 feet above flood stage. it will likely crest at more than 18 feet overnight tomorrow. flooding made its way into the homes of many central iowans... in luther... many of them are completely surrounded by water. the town is one of the few in the state without a sewer system... and the record rain revealed the problem with that. they have their own individual private septic systems and a lot of those are inundated and their not able to use the restroom in their houses. basements are full of water and they are having issues with furnaces.
dealing with that exact situation... several crews from ames are helping to pump out water... and get services in the town restored. ames residents are dealing with their own flooding problems... an apartment complex and mobile home park look like islands. they're both near 190th street.. which is closed because of water. there's no word of any serious damage in the area. authorities are looking for the driver who killed an iowa state university student... emmalee jacobs was found at the corner of lincoln way and ash avenue yesterday. jacobs was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. police say a vehicle hit her.... then took off.... sometime before 7 a-m. jacobs was a freshman.... and recently graduated from the center point-urbana school district. the news hit her hometown hard.. and hope that cameras were out there and that this was caught on camera and its just nothing that you could ever imagine. somebody needs to just step up and own up to what they did.
condolences and asked people to cooperate with the investigation. if you have any information.... call story county crime stoppers at the number on your screen. polk county deputies are trying to find a missing des moines teenager... police say 17 year old sam kemp went to a party saturday in granger. he hasn't been seen since. he's a black male... standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. he was last seen wearing a black nike sweatshirt... blue jeans... and blue shoes. anyone with information about his location should call the polk county sheriff's office. the man accused in a white powder scare at the state capitol is now admitting to it... 28 year old michael mcrae pleaded guilty in federal court. the charge was "conveying false information concerning a biological weapon." mcrae admitted to writing a letter with racial threats to
he was serving as abdul-samad's legislative clerk. police say mcrae opened the letter... spilling white powder on the house floor back in 20 - 12. that prompted an evacuation. mcrae spoke to channel 13 shortly after the incident... when i opened the mail, the letter, white powder just went in a lot of different directions mcrae faces up to 5 years in prison. he will be sentenced in march. the deadline to sign up for health insurance through "healthcare dot gov" is approaching. and local officials are fielding last- minute calls from those who need help with the process. that's the story at evelyn k. davis center... where we find channel 13's
it's official... hundreds of waukee students will head to a different school next year. the waukee school board unanimously approved its new school boundaries last night.... nearly 600 elementary students are impacted by the changes. the board says the move was necessary because of incredible growth within the district. families in need can get help with their holiday shopping tomorrow... that's when the salvation army's "toy shop" opens. each year the shop allows parents to pick out gifts for their kids. families are chosen through an application and interview process. the "toy shop" is made possible by the organization's "red kettle campaign."
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central iowa will wake up to some patchy fog and mostly cloudy skies on this tuesday morning. temperatures are in the mid 30s this morning. skies will stay mainly cloudy today with highs in the mid 40s. another weather disturbance is approaching from the southwest. this system looks to stay just northwest of central iowa and will bring at most a few isolated rain showers late tonight. it will become windy and cooler behind this system and temperatures will drop to the 30s and upper 20s for the end of the work week. the weather stays dry into the
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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. welcome back. it's time to catch up on a couple of conversation starters.. that's right... let's take a look at what's going viral online. vending machines don't have the best reputation for healthy options... but "pepsi" is working to change that... with its new "hello
vending machine. it offers products like "naked juice" and "lays oven baked chips" as well as gluten-free and fat-free options. the machine will also have touch screens that display nutritional information. the one thing you won't find is the company's flagship brand... pepsi. an architect in kazakhstan wants to build a ski slope on top of an apartment building. the slope would descend 1,000 feet down from the 21-story building... appropriately named the "slalom house." kazakhstan's capital has cold winters... but there are no ski slopes around. the architect says some people have already expressed interest in moving forward with the design
if you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut... it's time to make that dream a reality. nasa is now looking for new astronauts... and anyone with the right qualifications can apply for the job. for example... applicants must have a bachelors' degree in science or mathematics and have at least 3 years of experience in the field. selections will be announced in spring of 20-17. the force has awakened for hollywood's elite... the red carpet was rolled out at the "t-c-l chinese theater" last night. stars were welcomed to the world premiere of star wars: the force awakens." and people are already camped out at the theater for the movie's advanced showings for the public on thursday. the nationwide release date is friday. a london ranch wants to make sure its horses are happy all
so it had a few designers create something to keep them warm.. and stylish. it's a christmas - themed "onesie"... but was dubbed a "foursie." this one is being modeled by a shetland pony named "daffy." where is your shirt man? yeah it's a great day for a run so. it's too wet to wear a shirt. i love running in the rain, and i'm also single. a chicago jogger had no idea going out for a run would turn into such a great personal ad. he was interviewed about the warm temperatures over the weekend during his shirtless jog... now the video is going viral... getting thousands of likes, shares, and comments on facebook. he says he is looking for love...
it's a sign of progress in muscatine... where the nursery inside the high school is closing. there just isn't the need for it right now... with only one baby getting regular care there. the nursery opened up back in 19-90... where the hallways of m-h-s looked very different when it came to the number of teens getting pregnant. diana broderson... director of family programs at the muscatine y-m-c-a... says in past years.. there have been fifty five or more pregnant or parenting students in school... we have got to this success because of the prevention we've been doing in our community. prevention works, i mean it really does and this has proved positive of that. and we know we need to continue these efforts so that we don't end up with high rates of teen
classes in health... character development... and tn renting are offered through the y-m-c-a... muscatine high...and trinity muscati.http: usual weather... central iowans are trading their shovelsfor sump pumps... see the areas that were hit harde thecord rainfall. another round... the republican presidentialndidates prepare to take thestage in las vegas. ar what's different about this debate... and what topics ey'll likelyckle. alth insurance... you may not have it come january first u don't takectiond. learn the penalties u'll face if you're t enrolled through the federalgovernment's bsite. it's tuesday, december thday in iowa starts now. king up toloudy skies and mperatures in the 3 thismorning. skies will stay cloudy today with temperatures cool in the
first on 13... some of the metro's traffic headaches won't be cleared up anytime soon.... already overflown rivers are expected to keep rising throughout the day. the des moines river... at southeast 6th street... is sitting at about 26 feet. that's 2 feet above flood stage. it's expected to crest at 27 feet tomorrow afternoon. that means moderate flooding in the area. it's the same situation at fleur drive... where the raccoon river sits at 16 feet. that's about 4 feet above flood stage. it will likely crest at more
tomorrow. flooding made its way into the homes of many central iowans... in luther... many of them are completely surrounded by water. the town is one of the few in the state without a sewer system... private systems are becoming inundated... preventing the use of restrooms. on top of that.... people are wishing calender. i wish it would have snowed...haha because then my septic tank wouldn't be full and could use the toilet and laundry and dishes. several crews from ames are helping to pump out water... and get services in the town restored. ames residents are dealing with their own flooding problems... an apartment complex and trailer court are looking like islands. they're both near 190th street.. which is closed because of water. there's no word of any serious damage in the area. at least one person has been killed by a typhoon in the
more than 730 thousand people have been forced from their homes to find higher ground. typhoon melor unexpectedly got stronger yesterday... with winds as strong as a category 4 hurricane. it's knocked out power in some areas... and disrupted transportation. the last major storm to hit the country left 54 people dead. the secretary of state is addressing the fight against isis in russia this morning... russia and the united states agree that this is a threat to everybody, every country...that there is no negotiation. these are the worst of terrorists. john kerry's comments come after president obama paid a visit to the pentagon. there, he said the u-s - led coalition is hitting the terror group "harder than ever." he said forces are focused on targeting isis leaders... and their oil fields.... in recent weeks, we've unleashed a new wave of strikes on their lifeline. their oil infrastructure. destroying hundreds of their
refineries. and we're going to keep on hammering those. the president says isis has lost 40 percent of the area it once controlled. terrorism will likely be the focus of the final republican presidential debate tonight. it takes place in las vegas.... where setup is already underway at the venetian hotel. the main debate pits 9 candidates against each other.. determined by state polling data. c-n-n's wolf blitzer will be the moderator. it begins at 7-30 p-m... after the under card debate, at 5. donald trump heads in with more support than ever... 41 percent nationally among republican voters. that's according to a "monmouth university poll." trump leads the next candidate... ted cruz... by 27 points. but in iowa... the lead is still up for grabs. the latest quinnipiac poll has trump up by just one point over cruz. marco rubio and ben carson are the only other candidates with double digit
a project at the new downtown y-m-c-a is facing another hurdle... the des moines register reports it will not receive money from wealthy foreign investors to help complete its pool project. the investment program... "called e-b-5"... raises money by issuing green cards to those who promise to invest at least 500 thousand. to qualify... the project would need to create 160 jobs. they "y" has already struck out
grants. we could soon learn when the "iowa utilities board" will make its decision on the bakken oil pipeline... the pipeline would run through 18 iowa counties... carrying oil from north dakota to illinois. the board is deciding whether or not to issue a construction permit. today the board is expected to set a deadline for legal briefs to be filed... and possibly announce when it
weather disturbance is approaching from the southwest. this system looks to stay just northwest of central iowa and will bring at most a few isolated rain showers late tonight. it will become windy and cooler behind this system and temperatures will drop to the 30s and upper 20s for the end of the work week. the weather stays dry into the weekend with lots of sun and a return to mild december weather with highs
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venetian hotel. the main debate pits 9 candidates against each other... determined by state polling data. c-n-n's wolf blitzer will be the moderator... and discussion will likely focus on terrorism. it all starts at 5 p-m... with the under card debate. the main debate is at 7-30. polk county deputies are trying to find a missing des moines teenager... police say 17 year old sam kemp went to a party saturday in granger. he hasn't been seen since. he's a black male... standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. he was last seen wearing a black nike sweatshirt... blue jeans... and blue shoes. anyone with information about his location should call the polk county sheriff's office. john deere executives are preparing for what they expect will be a tough year for profits... it starts with cuts to their staff. deere says 45 workers at its waterloo plant will be placed on "indefinite layoff" starting january
sales... a trend that's expected to continue. it predicts sales will fall seven percent next year. the force is strong with the d-o-t... ahead of the new star wars movie premiere... it was the theme of this week's "message monday" on the digital interstate billboards. the department says it had so many good star wars suggestions... that it put out five messages... instead of just one. others are... "texting and driving leads to the dark side"... and "be a rebel, not a clone, put down the phone." the messages focus on raising awareness about aggressive and distracted driving. waking up to cloudy skies and temperatures in the 30s this morning. skies will stay cloudy today
a des moinse couple received a useful gift for this time of the year... they won a brand new furnace! we we're worried way before this contest ... i'm a disabled veteran ... i'm disabled from my diabetes ... how long our old clunker was going to last." those worries are over... "best heating and cooling" and "amana
cooling." the companies chose the two as the winners of their annual furnace giveaway. the installers say they aren't used to working in the rain... 21938-21945 "it's not going to effect us. it's a little bit wet but it's worth it." the couple says the furnace is the gift that keeps on giving... because it's energy efficient. now here's matt lauer with a look at what's coming up next on the today