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an arrest is made in the hit-and-run death of isu student emmalee jacobs. find out who police say is responsible and what lead them to the suspect. terry branstad went after ted cruz over renewable fuels ... today cruz supporter steve king is weighing in . hear what king has to say about the governor, the governor's son and a threat to iowa's "first in the nation" status. and he's cedar fall's most celebrated resident ... but the city council says taylor morris can't build wherever he wants. hear why they are denying his plans to build a "smart home" in the city. news at four front door open guy fishing on river good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. clouds will hold on over central iowa through the night.
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gradually fall from the 20s to the teens overnight with lows in the mid teens by tomorrow morning. we begin today with an arrest in
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we begin today with an arrest in the hit-and-run death of an iowa state student. police now say a cy-ride bus driver is to blame for the death of emmalee jacobs. today 23-year old benjamin clague of gilbert was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to obey a traffic control device. jannay towne joins us live from ames now with more on what police say happened and how they found clague. police spent the last five weeks trying to find the driver who ran over
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dark and rainy december morning. today, authorities say they found the man behind the wheel... benjamin clague. on board bus cameras tipped them off to clague. the cyride video didn't catch the deadly hit and run at the intersection of ash and lincoln way. but when police listened to the audio, they could hear the moment the bus struck freshman, emmalee jacobs. police say there's no doubt in their mind that clague knew he had hit someone or something. he was seen getting out and inspecting the bus at the very next stop. ames police say they've been waiting to make this call to the jacobs family. 12:03:04 it's bittersweet in a way. we are happy we can tell the family that we have arrested someone and we are going to hold them accountable for their daughter's death, but it certainly doesn't bring emmalee back and so they're still grieving 23 clague first started driving for cyride in october of 2013.
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they can't comment on his past him as being a "good employee". the 23 year old is in the story county jailed charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident and a traffic violation. the crime carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison.. the ben carson presidential campaign restarted today after the death of a campaign aide yesterday in iowa. 25-year old braden joplin from lubbock, texas was killed in a crash on an icy stretch of interstate 80 yesterday afternoon. the van he was riding in flipped and was hit by another vehicle. joplin was killed ... three others in the van were injured. after the crash... ben carson shut down his campaign for the day and traveled to omaha to be with braden's family. late last night he talked to the media about braden. "braden joplin was an amazing
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to - to get to know him and the thing that impressed me the most was how compassionate he was." carson did not have any iowa campaign events scheduled for today. he'll hold his first public event tomorrow morning in glenwood. yesterday governor terry branstad came out with a surprise attack on senator ted cruz. today branstad is earning praise and criticism for telling iowans to vote down cruz. from 400471 08-30 "he is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels ... he is heavily financed by big oil ... very damaging to our state." branstad went on to say that he wants to see cruz defeated in iowa on february 1st. today we talked to congressman
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cruz's national campaign co-chairs ... about the governor's words. king did not hold back. he says the governor has been misinformed about cruz by his son, eric ... that the governor owes the state an apology ... and that the governor may have driven a nail in the first in the nation caucus yesterday. here is some of our conversation with the congressman today. 724-810 'i think it was out of character for the governor to take such a bold statement and when i listened to the statements that he made i wish hed been listening to someone other than his son when he was getting his information on ted cruzs positions and policy. ted cruz is not opposed to renewable energy, hes for it. hes put together a policy that gives an opportunity for our 14 billion gallon market for corn based ethanol to grow to something like 24-25 billion, there are many other pieces to that, hes for competition in the market place, he is for the iowa farmer, he is for renewable fuels, he just doesnt believe we should have subsidies or mandates and he would eliminate all subsidies for the petroleum industry and in doing
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46 938-1020 'when you have a son that goes out and spends months providing misinformation and attacking a seated united states senator which is one of three people most likely to be president of the united states and to do so by attacking his character by assigning him a motive and then attacking him for the motive, i will just say marilyn and i raised three sons in a high profile political environment not one of our sons would ever think to do such a thing. now theres a lot of toothpaste to put back in the tube, were going to have a president down the line lets hope i can keep the communications open here so iowans can benefit from this and our values, all of our broader values that we care about can show up in the oval office.' 42 1955-2036 'ted cruz says he wants to step down the rfs but at the same time eliminate the subsidies for petroleum and open the epa up and use the justice department so there is market access and unlimited amount of ethanol can be blended into the marketplace , thats a far better future for renewable fuels in its entirety. if we go to the polls and iowans decide that the future and the destiny of america, the constitutional foundation, our free enterprise system, our faith, our families, the character of america that none of that matters, that only a small segment of it, this piece of the rfs as it stands is the only thing, i dont think were that narrow minded and i dont think were that short-sided."
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governor, come out and correct your statement and just put the truth out there and let iowans decide but further more i think the statement that he made does great damage to the iowa caucus.' 10 1032-45'i think its very important for the governor to go bacand listen to euo tape of his statement sterday evaluate that, i can itique that a littlfor him if hed like, andrchis statement so iowans eei withfacts.' 13 2112203 'the tablishment would like to eliminate iowa as first in the nation and the governors statement against ted cruz makes that more likely because what presidential candidate is going to come to iowa and run if they have to fear the governor is going to come out and campaign directly against them and yet still come out and say iowans this is who im for. i think it hurts iowas first in the nation caucus and if we lose it and i will fight to keep it and by the way just over a week ago i had a significant role for holding iowa together as a first in the nation caucus, but if we lose it well look back at this time, well look back at yesterday, january 19th 2016 as the day the process started when the governor attacked ted cruz and didnt
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senator charles grassley weighed in on the controversy as well today. he says he has no problem with the governor defending an important industry to our state. he also doesn't think the governor harmed our first in the nation status. 629-652 "i think iowa is going to keep its first in the nation status ... over 40
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reputation ... regardless of what's said." grassley says as long as our state's democratic and republican leaders what's said." grassley says as long as our state's democratic and republican leaders continue to work together to plead iowa's case there is no reason we shouldn't remain first in the nation for a long time to come. one person who is not complaining about governor branstad's statements yesterday is donald trump. this morning trump started his day of campaigning with a small rally in norwalk. trump had nothing but praise for governor branstad and his statements on ted cruz. he says iowans should listen to their governor and keep electing him to office. 90420-90533 "you have a great governor in this state ... i really like him ... he's smart ... that was a big statement ... that was a good day for trump ... he's the governor who's going to do the right thing ... he's an amazing guy ... we
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long time to come ... history of the united states thats a lot." trump says if he wins iowa in
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way to the republican nomination. sarah palin endorsed carly fiorina in her california senate campaign in 2010. today in des moines fiorina said she would have welcomed palin's endorsement again ... but she wouldn't say she was upset to not get it this time around. in her appearance at the botanical center this morning fiorina said america is being weighed down by a dependence on entitlement programs. 123454-123504 most of these programs don't encourage people ... that is not a fulfilling life." fiorina says the first step to fix that problem is revamp entitlement programs to encourage people to not use them. the next step is to create new
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despite slipping in recent polls, fiorina says she is happy with her standing in the race right now. 131443-131513 "i've exceeded expectations every step of the way ... i started out 17 out of 16 ... iowa is a state that tends to surprise and i think they'll surprise again ... i need to leave here with the wind at my back and that is up to iowa caucus voters." she did not say if she has set a target for where she'd like to finish in iowa. when winter storms hit ... iowans are now more informed than ever. and not just on the condition of the roads. coming up next ... find out how the iowa d-o-t is now giving
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time total of how many tax dollars a winter storm is costing. and a little later ... hear why the cedar falls city council is saying 'no' to quadruple amputee taylor morris. when yesterday's winter storm
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the dot has a new tool to let travelers now what the roads are like ... and how much a storm costs. the purpose of the center is to monitor traffic, and keep traffic flowing throughout the state of iowa on the states primary highway system. the dot has opened a new traffic management center inside the dot- drivers license building in ankeny. workers can watch 48 video feeds at once from a total of 320 cameras state wide. they also dispatch highway helper, and help steer law enforcement to accidents on the road. also the dot is providing information on what it costs to runs its 900 trucks with sand and salt across iowa. our winter cost calculator is a new tool that were getting ready to unveil...and what it does is it tracks the winter operations costs for the last 48 hours for areas across the state..aso depending on what area is show on the map.. brollviewers can get information
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material cost and labor cost the winter cost calculator can be found on the dot website. the changing face of campustown in ames has caused some iowa states offices to move off campus. weve moved out of hamilton hall where weve been for the last number of years were celebrating 125 years of the iowa state daily this year. the iowa state daily has moved into the kinglglnd building which is on lincolnway in campustown. the new offices of the student newspaper leave more rooms for meetings and other forms of multi- media. its now called the iowa state daily media group, expanding news to other platforms beyond the newsprint. the new building is also a change for campustown.. to me its a game changer..certainly changing the landscape not only of campus town but of ames in my opinion. when you drive down and you see all this development you can really see the growth in ames and the fact that people are investing in the community..with the increasing
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a needed space. the university relations offices have also moved to the second floor of the new kindland building. if you want to check out one of the best hotels in the country ... look no further than osceola, iowa. today "trip-advisor" released its annual travelers' choice awards. coming in at number 22 on the list of best bargain hotels is the evergreen inn on highway 34. it gets high marks from reviewers for its helpful staff and "old time feel." rooms start at 55-dollars per night. ad lib main weather clouds will
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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the rest of the day into the evening hours. temperatures will gradually fall from the 20s to
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thursday will be another cloudy day but temperatures will rebound nicely to the upper 20s. a few flurries are possible late thursday through early friday morning. there will be better opportunity for some sunshine friday afternoon through the weekend. temperatures will also get back in the 30 degree range. the next week could bring some light snow to the state on monday. coming up next ... hear why cedar falls city council
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on monday. coming up next ... hear why cedar falls city council members say they had to vote against their heart last night and deny a request from taylor morris. the cedar falls city council is de she's always stood strong... get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights... ...went toe to toe with russia on human rights.
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spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. announcer: 3 republican governors. but which governor won national praise for tough leadership handling nine hurricanes? which governor made his state
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which governor led the fight to stop obamacare expansion in his state? and which governor laid out a tough plan to destroy isis months before the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible
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earlier this week denied a building permit to disabled veteran taylor morris. four years ago he lost parts of both legs and his hands in an explosion in afghanistan. morris wants to build a "smart home" ... with appliances and features that can be controlled via ipad. however his building permit was denied this week. now council members are explaining why they had to say "no" to the decorated veteran. lauren moss has the story. cedar falls city council are calling it a complicated case.. nats.."nay nay votes" the morrises want to build a smart house in cedar falls. in 2013..the lt. dan band and the
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money for the home- which will accomodate taylor's needs as a quadruple amputee. but the problem here- is "where" they want to build it..the land is far from city services. john-"without us knowing where we will be developing in the future..that makes it so hard." frank- the issues are related to infrastructure- accessing it and having proper sewer, water, electric, all of that..if we provided the proper infrastructure it would cost tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. and if they approved the land for morris, some members fear it would set a precedent in the community.. councilman frank darrah- understands but does not necessarily agree. frank- taylor has set the precedent by making his sacrifices and beholding on our part to try accomodate that." the vote was ultimately denied ..but those who voted against it wasn't easy. members on both sides say they taylor and
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john- they are such great additions to the community.. frank- he's someone we want to keep here and honor what he's done. that was lauren moss reporting. last week the city's planning commission voted unanimously to deny the permit for the same reasons. last night's vote was the last chance for the morrises to get approval. they are not commenting on the vote ... or what they plan to do next. who says you have to be a big city to raise big money to fight cancer? not the people of knoxville. coming up next ... find out what organizers have planned for this weekend's "coaches versus cancer" event as they defend their title from last year's fundraiser. and hear how the governor in michigan is promising to help flint clean up its water and
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bottles of water and lawsuits are piling up in flint, michigan. hear what their governor is promising to do now to finally clean up the lead tainted water the city has been drinking for years. its a small town with a big heart. hear how knoxville plans to defend its coaches versus cancer fundraising title this weekend. and they've been arch rivals since birth. meet the family that will be divided by birth certificates this weekend in denver.
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there were no smiles on wall street at the end of the trading day today. a bad start to 2016 just got a whole lot worse. the dow jones industrial average had already lost nine-percent of its value in the first two weeks of trading this year. today it dropped another one-and-a- half-percent. the dow dropped nearly 250 points today ... making it the big loser on a day when all three major indicies were down. the losses were fueled by bad news on overseas markets as well as oil prices dropping nearly six-percent to under 27-dollars per barrel. frustrations continue to spill over in flint, michigan tonight.. as the city continues to deal with its contaminated water supply. michigan's governor has promised answers.. and action -- as federal and state criminal investigations continue. jay gray has the latest. bottled water continues to pour
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along with a flood of controversy.. and concern over the city's water crisis.. "water is a basic human right and everyone deserves clean, good water." but residents in flint haven't had clean water since april of 20-14.. when to save money.. the city began using the flint river as the source for its water supply.. an initial test months later showed elevated levels of lead in the water.. still, officials insisted it was safe.. despite a warning from the epa -- and data from from doctors that showed alarming levels of lead in children's blood.. it wasn't until a few weeks ago.. nearly two years after it started.. that governor rick snyder declared a state of emergency and asked for federal help. and today the embattled governor has promised to release two years of e-mails regarding the situation in flint.. after promising transparency during his state-of- the-state address last night.. michigan :52 - :56"i say tonight as i have before: i am sorry, and i will fix it." "'i'm sorry' doesn't bring back the health and the welfare of these children and their future." a future that remains as
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as the water.. jay gray - nbc news. today, water donated by the entertainer cher was delivered to the 100-thousand or more who still are unable to use tap water.. today u-s attorney general loretta lynch appeared before a u-s senate panel to defend the president's executive actions on gun violence ... and to dismiss the unrational fears from some americans. 28-35 "it is clear to me that the american people are fearful that president obama is eager to strip them of their 2nd amendment rights." alabama senator richard shelby opened today's hearing by telling attorney general lynch that the justice department is being put on notice. lynch responded by telling shelby that all of president obama's executive actions were done within his constitutional powers. while she says those actions are a step in the right direction ...
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gun violence. 253-310 s/ sen. barbara mikulski maryland"what can we do in just plain english, to keep the guns out of hands of criminals?" s/loretta lynch /u.s. attorney general "one of the most important things we can do is make sure the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms is fully resourced." flash to: 311-331 "we are targeting not just gun traffickers, but as my atf director calls it "the trigger pullers" gang violence place where we have seen an increase in violent crime. we are looking at ways to target our resources to focus on those individuals who are causing the most harm to our communities." on top of that lynch says congress should also act to increase mental health funding. another year ... another record for the earth's temperature. nasa and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration ... or "noah" ... now say 2015 was the hottest year on record. that continues the trend that's been ongoing for more than a decade... of each year breaking the previous year's record.
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was one-point-eight degrees warmer last year than it was in the late 19th century... when records were first kept. scientists and climatologists predict 2016 will be as warm or warmer than last year. clouds will hold on over central
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gradually fall from the 20s to the teens overnight with lows in the mid teens by tomorrow morning. a small community is making a big impact... there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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knoxville aims to shatter national fundraising records. since 2009, knoxville high school's "coaches versus cancer" fundraiser has brought the town together, through basketball, for a good cause. all the funds raised go to the american cancer society, which has ranked knoxville's fundraiser for its organization the largest in the nation. "well i really think one of the reasons it is what it is, is because we are a small community. and it's pretty easy for a community our size to really come together, it's easy to communicate with a community our size. knoxville takes a lot of pride in good causes, and this is one of those." :01-:20 the fundraiser itself has grown every year since 2009... starting out with six-thousand dollars raised in 0-9...reaching eighty- six-thousand dollars last year. people from the community form teams to play in a basketball tournament all day... with a varsity match
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silent auction with more than 200 items on display, and all money raised from concessions and entry go toward the donation, too. the people behind the fundraiser say the focus is not to break their own record each year, but they admit it's a nice "bonus." "never in our wildest dreams, did we ever, ever think that was going to happen. and we've always had the mindset, that something is better than nothing. it's not that we're set out to, you know, we want to beat it - obviously - every year. but that's not our goal. our goal is to raise money, and raise awareness, for this deadly disease." :01-:18 the event continues growing this year by adding "bushels for a cure" effort by local farmers to donate a part of their harvest's profits to the cause. ad lib main weather clouds will hold on over central iowa ad lib main weather clouds will hold on over central iowa the rest of the day into the
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gradually fall from the 20s to the teens overnight with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be another cloudy day but temperatures will rebound nicely to the upper 20s. a few flurries are possible late thursday through early friday morning. there will be better opportunity for some sunshine friday afternoon
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temperatu 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,
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the rest of the day into the evening hours. temperatures will gradually fall from the 20s to the teens overnight with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be another cloudy day but temperatures will rebound nicely
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are possible late thursday through early friday morning. there will be better opportunity for some sunshine friday afternoon through the week that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound.
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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. give it a pop. there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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shot at another superbowl title. but that won't be the only brady- manning rivalry in denver that day. a family will be divided this sunday in a unique way. they're big broncos fans -- except for the first born son. ryan haarer found out why the ten year old is already defying
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"we are all broncos fans except for him." it's not like the weibler's first born had much of a choice. "whoever wins the super bowl, we'll name them that." in 2005-- tom brady and the patriots won the super bowl. "people for the first time when i tell them, they're like, what? then they look at brady and go 'what? why? i'll just say, well, i like the name!" but brady weibler fully embraced it. although he's quickly found himself the odd man out at school.... "you have nobody to talk to." and at home. "he's usually pretty good but sometimes he gets too annoying and we send him to another room to watch. because we can't stand it!" the weiblers didn't stop at brady. in 2007 peyton manning led the colts to a super bowl. and son number two came along. "i'm peyton." yup. brady's younger brother-- is peyton. and since manning's move from indy-- game time's been-- tense. "usually i am on the floor.
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and dad are on the couch." mom and dad will have to sit in the middle during sunday's afc championship game. "we are going to fight a lot." "when they're head to head they're wrestling and yelling at each other. unfortunately it usually looks like brady is on top." brady's the smack talker... "we already have four underneath our belt. and he has-- how many? i forgot to count... two. oh yeah that's right." actually, peyton's only got one ring so far, but his namesake is learning how to keep up with his big brother. "well the patriots... nice comeback... stink!" as for sunday, if the broncos lose, things could get ugly. "i am going to punch my brother in the face." ah yes. a strong sibling rivalry. thanks to mom and dad who won't have much sympathy for their oldest come sunday-- in a house divided. "it'll be three on one. we'll just tie brady up and throw him out in the garage for two or three hours." if the pats lose -- he says he'll root for the broncos in the super bowl.
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(phone ringing) (phone ringing) you can't deal with something by ignoring it . but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard and pay into it, so our next president needs a real plan
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(donkey noise) hey candidates! answer the call already. more than one month after the hit and run death of an iowa state student... a suspect now faces charges.. the evidence police say led them to the cy-ride bus driver... and veterans helping veterans... the new organization that reaches out to vets... when conventional programs might not work. "i love to introduce myself, and i've met many residents all on my floor and in the dining center as well." but this college student is not talking about a dorm... her new home that's bringing a
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a 23 year old bus driver is behind bars tonight.. accused of hitting and killing an iowa state freshman last month. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm erin kiernan. sonya has the evening off. emmalee jacobs was found lying in the road in the early morning hours of december 14th... it was a dark and rainy morning.. and with no witnesses, police had few leads to follow... but today, officers arrested cyride driver benjamin clague. channel 13's jannay towne is live in ames with more on what led authorities to clague. jannay.... police got their break in the case... when a cyride supervisor was reviewi on boardbus video the morning of december 14th. in the area of ash and lincoln caught their eye.
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