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washington were feuding over who should choose the next justice. jenna: scott mclean joins us from washington with the latest. " " as condolences come in, battle lines also being drawn over justice antonin scalia's replacement. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell quickly making clear he wants the "next" president to choose the new justice, with republican presidential candidates following suit during saturday's debate. (donald trump, (r) presidential candidate) it's called delay, delay, delay. (sen. marco rubio, (r) presidential candidate) i do not believe the president should appoint someone. in california, president obama acknowledging scalia's death and promising to nominate a replacement soon. (president barack obama) i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate his successor in due time. and there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to
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timely vote. confirmed in this difficult, with and his democratic senator harry reid mcconnell in a statement saying, "the american ople? should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice." reid pushing back has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible." without a majority in the senate, the democrats will need a handful of break ranks, facing tough re- election bids this year. the democrats already sharpening their line of attack. (sen. chuck schumer, (d) new york) i think first the american people don't like this obstructionism. when you go right off the bat and say i don't care who he nominates i am going to oppose him, that's not going to fly. tim: here at home local siouxland judges and lawyers are reacting to justice scalia's death and the legacy he left behind. our elisa raffa joins us now with more. elisa on cam tim, both judges and lawyers had emotions of shock and nostalgia learning about the death of justice scalia. he was a judge, they say who left a legacy behind.
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colorful words... strictly defending the constitution.. and pushing his colleagues to go back in historto learn how to defend the consitution even better. attorney kyle irvin and judge jeffrey neary both got to witness him hearing cases on the supreme level and say it was an experience they won't forget. kyle irvin says, "just the power of his intellect and kind of the soundness of his questions were unmistakable" judge jeffrey neary says, "it's a pretty majestic experience, pretty fascinating. it's hard to describe. it's almost like one of those situations where you almost have to have been there" that it is his vacancy for the judicial system. at six we'll hear more local reaction on the political fight to fill his seat and an iowan to take that seat. studio, elisa raffa.. abc9 news. nebraska's senator says she would expect the
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a nomination for justice... but she doesn't plan to approve any appointments. u.s. senator deb fischer talked to constituents today at a stop in south sioux city. she hosted a community coffee q & a event at dakota perk. one man said he thinks the senator is doing a good job of relaying the needs of nebraskans to the folks in washington. "she listens to the people, she's not just going in there with her opinion she's listening to the people and going back to into washington what the people of nebraska want, the people of northeast nebraska want. she is doing that." says south sioux city resident pat engel. hear senator fischer's thoughts on a possible supreme court appointment by president obama... coming up at six. tim: the attorney for a man accused of shooting a sioux city police officer is seeking to have his client's case moved out of woodbury county. 18-year-old isaiah mothershed's attorney matt metzgar has filed motions for a change of venue and also wants a gag order imposed on the sioux city police department and the woodbury county attorney's office. mothershed is charged with two
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and five counts of 1st degree robbery in connection with several incidents dating back to december. last week judge todd hensley ordered mothershed be held on a $300,000 bond. mothershed is due back in court friday morning. jenna: vermillion police are investating vandalism at usd's phi delta theta fraternity house over the weekend. fraternity members discovered yellow spray paint on the side of their house yesterday morning. the words "we date rape" were painted on the brick exterior. kimberly grieve, vice president for student services, said usd currently has no reports of sexual assault and she doesn't know why the fraternity was targeted. usd's president says they're working with police to vestigate what happened. tim: so was your valentines day a memorable one ? you'll probably have a hard time topping the day one eastern iowa couple had. they've been celebrating for decades and decades... the baxters are both 102 years old, and jill kasparie reports their love is still going strong.
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gene and vern ann baxter say they don't do a lot for valentines day. there might be some chocolate involved. ( gene baxter / married 79 years ) " i'll get her a couple of boxes of chocolate turtles. "do you like those? chocolate turtles?" ( vern ann baxter / married 79 years ) " anything that's chocolate." ...but it's fair to say these two have had their share of valeine's days together. this august they'll celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary. ( gene baxter / married 79 years ) "i'm 102." ( vern ann baxter / married 79 years ) "...and i'm 102. right, gene?" ( gene baxter / married 79 years ) "right." ...but don't let their age fool you. they remember the day they met like it was yesterday. it started when rn ann walked into the auto garage gene worked at. ( gene baxter / married 79 years ) "my youngest brother said, 'you should have been here. a girl brought in a ford pickup. slickest chick you'd ever seen.' sexy- looking, he said." gene found her nearby and the rest
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( gene baxter / married 79 years ) "she just hung right onto me. she met met on the 17th of january, and boy she got me married the 22nd of august." the couple says they took a lot of trips over the years, had three children and still nitpick at one another... ( vern ann baxter / married 79 years ) "i don't like his haircut sometimes." ...and after almost 80 years and a lot of memories they're still going strong. ( gene baxter / married 79 years ) "well, we both got older and smarter." ( gene baxter / / married 79 yearsrs "...but she's been real good. a terrific wife. couldn't ask for anything better." nothing better than decades of love for this 102-year-old couple. jenna: a florida medical student says he contracted the zika virus while in haiti last fall. the a student at florida international university in miami says he came down with the virus while on a
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trip near port- au-prince. " " " i was on a leave of absence from medical school in haiti. so i spent about 9 months there. but the last day i went walkiki outside to visit the villagers and stuff. that was my main exposure to being outside. then i i nt back home, and then the following week is when i got sick." according to the c-d-c... the total number of cases in south floda has risen to 20. health officials in south florida has risen to 20. health officials say all patients got the virus while overseas. tim: flying thefriendly skies is s safe as its been in five years. and airline accidents dropped significantly last year. the international air transport association reported four airline crashes in 2015 with 136- deaths. that's a huge drop from the year before. in 2014... 641 people died in airline accidents. the tally did not include two major plane crashes that were causeded deliberately.
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flight that crashed in the french alps and was blamed on pilot suicide..... or the crash of metrojet in egypt, blamed on terrorism. combined 374 lives were lost in those crashes. the i-a-t-a said there were 68 total accidents last year, compared to 77 the year before. jenna: military officials say the u-s air force will send six f-15's to finland this spring for exercises. they will operate out of a base about 100 miles from the border with russia. the jets will fly training missions with finnish forc as part of operation atlantic resolve. the u-s initiated the operation in nato allies after intervention in finland is not part of nato, but it shares an 813-mile border with russia and has worked with the u-s several times in the past few years. tim: an onslaught of unhappy comcast t& customers took to twitter... ...after the company saw
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country today. the t-v and internet provider got a lot of negative attention online. one user company "get and offer same- day help." a comcast spokesperson told c-n-n in an email, quote, "it looks like it was a number o markets, but not all customers, were impacted." jenna: already making his way through mexico as he travels north through the country and heads to the texas-mexico border. today he is expected to hold mass in three indigenous languages. anna wiernicki joins us at the e pope's last stop in juarez on how they arere preparing for his arrival. " " nats pop construction anna wiernicki: for five weeks father francisco garcia says crews have worked nonstop to put together a two million dollar altar where pope francis will deliver holy mass. rev. francisco garcia juarez diocese coordinator of the papal mass take cg @ 0:16 the location where we are is one of grand significance
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be celebrated between two countries el paso is very united with us-s- there will be people right t ross the river. anna wiernicki (standup) reporter take cg@ 0:25-0:30 just to show you how close pope francis will be from texas, he's expected to walk over to this ramp right behind me during wednesday's holy mass, where he will address the hundreds of thousands of americans watching closely from the united states side of the border. salvador perches: when juarez went through its bad times you know we were the funeral homes that took care of both families from both sides of the bordrd. anna wiernicic: salvador perches owns funeral homes along the border land. he says juarez-once considered the murder capital of the world-has transformed...and he says the pope's visit only affirms that. salvador perches el paso funeral home owner take cg @ 0:59- 1:05 it has made a huge turnaround its getting a lot better, people, families that moved to el paso are coming back. nats pop car honking salvador perches: with this event with ththpope coming you can just see the excitement on everybody. anna wiernicki (live) now that altar you just saw will be a permanent fixture in ciudad juarez, marking the historical significance of pope francis's visit.
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the burden of cancer. fred: (fred) we have rain and snow tonight, and it will be breezy tomorrow. a warming trend will be enjoyed this week, too. your forecast is next! " " fred: jenna: tim: (jenna) fred, what will the week ahead have in store? (fred) a chance of rain and snow tonight, then a nice warmup later in the week. fred: the hd radar shows showers moving in from the west. the port neal welding compy skycam hd
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port neal welding company skycam hd time lapse shows an increase in cloud cover this afternoon. the almanac shows a high of 41 and a low of 24. the storm lake skycam hd shows the scene in eastern siouxland. 41 is the sioux city temperature. local temperatates are in the 30s and 40s. winds are south at 5 to 10 miles per hour. the satellite and radar shows tonight's weather system moving in from the northwest. the stormcast hd shows that rain showers will become more widespread this evening, continuing into the oveight. cooler air late tonight will cause
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and in some cases changegever to snow by y morrow morning. there could be an additional round of light snow tomorrow evening. how much snow? a narrow band of 1-2" of snow will be seen in eastern siouxland tonight, likely around cherokee and sheldon. up to 1" of additional snow will be seen tomorrow night farther eaea, toward estheheille and storm lake. your forecast tononht is for rain early, then a rain/snow mix late. the low will be 34. tomorrow, the high will be 36 with a chance of snow in the morning. winds will be breezy. the 7-day forecast shows a warmup to the 50s friday and saturday. fred: tim: jenna: (tim) thanks, fred. (fred) you bet.
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dinner with ththr husband or wherever.. and they feel like themselveses it is, like i id, i just feel sincredibly blessed." firfer. jenna: after the break... and when we come back well take a look an event for young folks looking to getmore involved in eir faith. tim: welcome back. today i'm here
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saturday, february 20, 2016 6 from 9:00am to5:00pm elevate exisis to create a passionate movement among college age and young adults that helps them to know jesus christ, grow in their faith and go make a difference in the world! our great desire at this conference is to become one voice that elevates the name of jesus as a name above all names.
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the one we worship, we also gain new insight into ourselves which affects the way we live out our lives. we believe that this generation, through the power of authentic community, has the greatest potential to change the world. during our day together we hope to inspire you to view your life through a different lens that gives you a greater visi and greater purpose! this year's speakers include: jake sullivan, corey nikkel and chris ver steeg. we will end our conferen with concert from all sons and daughters. their recent worship songs include lord and all the poor and powerless. the concert will start at 7:30 pm tim: fred's back next with a final check of our forecast.
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breaking news tonight. the travel chaos a a this hour. a deadlyy mix off snsn, ice and rain. more than 2,000 accidents. major travel delays. and at least six tornadoes reported, as this major system moves through, winter alerts from georgia, all the way up to maine. trump's tirade, taking aim late today at jeb bush and his brother, the former president, who was out on the trail for the first time. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> and what donald trump is now threatening to do. and epic battle under way over the supreme court. the death of justice antonin scalia, and now, the fight over his successor.

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