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information was revealed... "here recently information was brought forward that alleged the fire was started intentionally by the individuals that were involved in physical altercation at the residence.' authorities say they took that information and went back to the original interviews to link yenger and dye to the crime.... 'as a result of the interviews conducted back in 2006 it was noted that a physical altercation had taken place between an individual at the party and chris yenger who had showed up to the party uninvited, yenger was asked to leave that party.' 20 year old nathan messer and 22 year old seth anderson were found dead inside the home, they died of smoke inhalation... sheriff mark miller says solving a decade old cold case is rewarding but it's more about helping the victims families heal... 'we do this for the victims out there and their families, were glad this case is going in the direction it is but its really about real closure for
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the victims families didn't want to speak to the media, but told authorities they are devastated by this news but at the same time it also gives some closure suspects---both yenger and dye are being held in the wapello county jail on a 500-thousand dollar bond each. des moines police are still following up on leads in the city's first homicide of the year. police found the body of 71-year old norma jean mc-neeley in her home on pioneer road early sunday morning. they're not saying how they believe mcneeley died... but the police report indicates nothing was taken from the home. police say they're conducting interviews and processing evidence... but do not have a suspect at this time... we're awaiting autopsy results in the death of a prominent des moines architect. 62 year old kirk blunck died sunday. an autopsy was performed this morning. police say they are trying to determine if blunck's death was an accident.. or
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firm are credited with several historic renovations in des moines... including the teachout building in the east village where blunck died. a former band teacher has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse. benjamin thompson was accused of assaulting a 15-year old in charles city back in 20-11. he's entered a written guilty plea and sentencing is set for march 28th. in marion county, thompson is also charged with three counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee... he was the assistant band director at pella high school. thompson pleaded not guilty in that case and is expected to appear in court in april. a mother faces charges, after a deadly crash in eastern iowa - and she wasn't even in the car. fayette county deputies say 38-year old james tackett lost control of his car... and crashed into a business in clermont. a five year old girl was in the back seat. tackett died in the crash. paramedics took the girl to the hospital. she is expected to be ok... investigators say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
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convicted sex offender that didn't register in fayette county. they say the girl's mother knew that, but left her five year old in tackett's care anyway. 27-year old hilary upton now faces a child endangerment charge. and investigators believe a dart bus driver may have suffered from a medical condition just prior to slamming into a des moines home last night.. the dart bus went through janet brown's living room. fortunately, brown had just left the living room and wasn't hurt. the bus driver and a passenger were treated for injuries. the unemployment rate is holding steady in iowa... the jobless rate remained at 3.4 percent... the number of unemployed iowans fell to 58-thousand-300 that's about 500-fewer than november.... and down 15-thousand from one year ago. iowa workforce development says the unemployment rate has been falling since january of last year. senate democrats released their budget proposal today... it calls for nearly seven-point-four billion dollars in general fund spending. that's less than governor branstad is proposing. democratic leaders say their
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increase in funding for schools... and still spend less than what the state takes in. house republicans haven't released their full budget proposal yet. but they did vote yesterday to increase school funding by two- percent. governor branstad proclaimed this school choice week.. it's designed to spotlight education options.. like public or private schools, charter schools, home schooling, online learning and more. 35:47 when i think of school choice, i also think of duel credit coarse that let students earn high school and college credits at the same time, whether that's through community colleges or 4-year colleges and universities or advanced placement classes. 36:02 lieutenant governor kim reynolds shared what the grow education in iowa. that includes the teacher leadership initiative, making sure all third graders can read, and expanding stem initiatives in the state. governor branstad also talked about his role in making open enrollment and tuition funding more available in iowa... he says having options is good
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45:36 we think that competition is good, and families having choices in education has led to a better academic achievement and more opportunity and for families and iowa students 45:47 more than 150 school choice events are planned this week iowa state's monte morris is being recognized for his work on the hardwood... morris has been named the naismith trophy player of the week following his performances against t-c-u and kansas. he was named big 12 player of the week yesterday.. last night, morris finished with 21 points and nine assists to help the cyclones come back in the second half to beat kansas. the east coast still digging out
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and it nearly took the life of a world war two veteran... coming up... how the man was trapped in inches of snow. and who managed to find him despite blizzard conditions.. skies are still cloudy and temperatures chilly. we're in the 20s this evening and temperatures will drop to the teens and low 20s overnight. there will be some partial clearing overnight through the morning. and donald trump is back in the state this evening... the big endorsement he's touting... plus the other candidates who are getting some nods of their own today... and the latest poll shows trump is getting a run for his money in iowa... the republican on top here in iowa... plus the issues that voters say are most
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as president, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east. as president, i will. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care
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hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. the candidates are in a horse race to the finish line.. with all of the polls showing the contest too close to call. the new iowa state - who poll puts ted cruz ahead of donald trump and has ben carson and marco rubio in a tight race for third. it's just as close for the democrats, with hillary clinton edging out bernie sanders. channel 13's jannay towne joins us with more on the results heading into caucus monday. the numbers show there's plenty of room for one candidate to make his or her move. the survey only included likely caucus goers... iowans who are definitely or probably attending. from a list of 5-thousand republicans, 5 thousand democrats and two thousand independents, a little more than 700 people were polled.
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trying to shore up their ground game heading into next monday. they're hard at work trying to win over all the undecided voters. and the poll shows there are still a lot up for grabs. the same sample was used in november and then again this month as a comparison. the biggest change in this poll is the issue that iowans say they will base their vote on.. it used to be the economy... now it's terrorism. something else to note, about 27 percent said they changed their minds over the course of the campaign... and are now supporting another candidate. just days out, the number crunchers say it's a "pick 'em" situation on both sides. 13:12:30 we have about a third of the people in our sample- this second wave sample - that say they haven't made up their minds yet. they're still kind of searching so there's plenty of room for the campaign to sway the undecideds 40 the ten minute phone survey was conducted from january 5th to the 22nd. while it rated the issues, the candidates... it also asked
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when supporting a candidate. the number one answer...honesty and trustworthiness, followed by takes a strong stand and cares for people. donald trump is in town today, working to secure more support for caucus night... this is a live picture inside the rally in marshalltown.... trump promised a major endorsement this evening... evangelical leader jerry falwell junior is backing trump ... it could be a blow to ted cruz who declared his candidacy last march at falwell's liberty university. hear more from donald trump tonight at six and ten... cruz is getting an endorsement in iowa today... former texas governor rick perry appeared with cruz today in a cattle barn in osceola... perry told the crowd he's spent a lot of time with cruz and he's the candidate that will respect the constitution... 10:43:42 he understood what our founding fathers meant when they talked about that 10th amendment... and that is why i want ted cruz to be the next
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perry said he met with cruz shortly after he dropped his own presidential bid back in september... marco rubio is also in iowa today... and received an endorsement from a former presidential candidate. former new york governor george pataki announced his backing of rubio via twitter. ataki dropped out of the race in december. he says he believes rubio has the leadership, vision and intelligence for the job. rubio received a standing ovation while talking about his faith in marshalltown today. 11-34 sen. marco rubio / presidential candidatewill faith influence me as president? absolutely. i hope every single day. our nation should hope that our next president is someone who everyday and every night and every moment drops to their knees and asks the lord for guidance and asks the holy spirit for inspiration. and asks them for wisdom. the wisdom of solomon to make difficult decisions on behalf of the greatest and most
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rubio is holding another town hall meeting at 6-30 at the west des moines sheraton. the candidates are stepping up their games in iowa on the ground... and on the airwaves. presidential candidates and their backers have spent more than 70 million dollars on ads in the state. smart media group found that jeb bush's super pac is the biggest spender, dropping nearly 15-million dollars. that's followed by marco rubio's campaign and super pac... with 12-million dollars. on the democratic side, hillary clinton's campaign has aired more than 9-million dollars in ads... followed by bernie sanders' campaign with 7.4-
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tonight skies will stay cloudy this evening with temperatures holding in the mid to low 20s. there will be some partial clearing of the skies through early wednesday morning. temperatures will begin trending upwards in the days ahead. we'll go to the mid-30s tomorrow to the mid 40s by the weekend. the next chance of precipitation looks to arrive on monday and tuesday of next week. the storm is still pretty far out for exacts, but there could be
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walking in a snow storm is dangerous... it's something a world war two vet knows too well now... coming up, the reason he got caught up in this week's historic snow storm... and the people he's thanking for saving his life... the person who lives here... has to solve problems as big as the world... and as small as your kitchen table. that's the job. everyday. and now, the first lady who helped get healthcare for eight million kids... the senator who helped a city rise again... the secretary of state who stood up for america, and stared down hostile leaders around the world... is the one candidate for president who has everything
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she'll never let anyone privatize social security and medicare... or shut down planned parenthood... she'll take on the gun lobby... finally get equal pay for women... and stop the republicans from ripping all our progress away. so on february first, stand up for hillary. because if you want a president who knows how to keep america safe... and build a stronger economy... hillary's the choice... i'm listening to you, i'm fighting for you, and with your support, i'm going to deliver. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country
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wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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people in richmond virginia are digging out from this week's blizzard but there's plenty of snow still on the ground. road crews have plowed the snow off of major streets, but often that snow was pushed over to the side-- making it hard for people and cars to get out of driveways and parking spaces. one richmond man was almost a victim of the storm... he was walking home... when he fell in the snow and couldn't get up.. it happened, during white out conditions...making it hard for anyone to see him.. shelby brown has the story. "i'm the luckiest guy in the world..that's what it says about my neighbors." charlie cook can't stop raving about his neighbors.. they're now, new found friends. ray and his son logan and their family moved a few doors down from cook about 7 months ago.. their first hellos came on the side of a snow covered road in saturday's blizzard. cook--a ww two veteran had fallen to the ground...and lay there for ten minutes. nobody knew. " i couldn't have
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with four capital letters. " ray a retired navy medic and his family--literally stumbled upon cook. ray kunze he told us he had been laying there and he asked god to send help and we rounded the corner.. " shelby's standup ray says just minutes earlier they were about to walk in the opposite direction...he's glad he listened to his wife who suggested they walk this way...because when they did, they saw mr. cook down here on the ground covered by the snow...near this mailbox. " kunze "with it being dark and all the snow and everything, if you weren't looking then you wouldn't have seen it...looked like a bush sticking up frm the road...then you heard a real faint help me... " charlie cook 18 19 35 i was sitting there thinking how am i going to get up...somebody walked up..could have been alot worse. across va we've had 5 hypothermia related deaths.. cook realizes had it not been for the kunze family, things could have taken a tragic turn. he says he owes his storm heroes a debt of gratitude...and thanks other neighbors who have also checked on him since the storm.. charlie cook so i've been fortunate..if you had to have bad luick, i picked
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spot to do it. sot ray kunze it's what makes the world go round.. people helping people and the good deeds keep coming... another neighbor stopped by to pick up groceries and medicine for cook... stick around, we'll get another look at your forecast, after
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the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
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just moments ago, donald trump got another endorsement while in marshalltown...... sheriff joe arpaio of maricopa county arizona threw his support behind trump... he's known as a hard-line anti- immigration sheriff.... he also mentioned that it's likely he won;t attend tomorrow's debate
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finally tonight.... a sloth was found stranded in the middle of a highway in ecuador. and it's rescue.. has gone viral... the ecuador transit commission shared these photos on facebook. the sloth apparently became frightened while trying to cross the highway and ended up clinging to a roadside barrier. it was helped off the road... police said the sloth was checked out by a vet before being
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