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hitting and killing 18 year old iowa state freshman emmalee jacobs. jacobs was crossing ash avenue at lincoln way when the cyride bus clague was driving--struck her. police believed clague knew he killed emmalee but failed to come forward. today, court documents are proving that. local 5's claire powell is live with details. claire: this criminal complaint and affidavit show that on the dark, rainy morning of december 14th- clague turned off lincoln, onto ash... heard a "thud" noise and kept driving- finishing his daily cyride bus route. but it's what clague said in texts and conversations in the days following that make police say they know they're charing the right person. " " "the teddy bear and all the flowers, you remember it. you see it constantly." more than one month passed before ames police were able to make an arrest in the hit and run of the hopeful iowa state freshman, emmalee jacobs. 23 year old benjamin clague, a cyride bus driver, is now charged in her death. "that time lined up almost exactly when the bus came through the intersection" a criminal complaint
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intersection just after 7 am, admitting he heard a "thud" but kept going. he finished his bus route, and avoided passing ash avenue where the scene was draped with crime scene tape and crying students. in a later interview with police is where the details spilled. "discovered text messages hed sent the day of the incident, indicating tehre was a fatality at work adn that he was involved" in text messages just hours after hitting jacobs, clague told a friend "he had just went two hours thinking i was involved" and in a face to face conversation the next day, he said- "he thought he had struck and killed emmalee" "its frustrating because he didnt come forward sooner, we continued to ask for pleas from the public knew he was in the area, he knew he hit tmorning, didnt come forward to our detectives. very frustrating for us and teh famiyl" police say the friend clague confided in will not face any charges at this point. questions, what was friend to do. we have interviewed that happened. at this point
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should've came sooner and could've if someone would've spoke up. "again we're going over a month period of time where this conversation happened and neither one of them came forward" claire: we spoke to clague's family- who said they're not ready to give a public comment at this time. clague is facing a maximum of five years in prison and a fine. the investigation itself, however, is still ongoing, looking for anyone with any information about the anyone who does police. claire powell local 5 news we are iowa. the decision on the fate of the bakken pipeline is drawing closer. jack: other states the project. of iowans the state capitol building.... to show that to be the last line of defense, pipeline
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about forty people stopped by for the meeting, which included more testimony from farmers and environmentalist s. they're concerned with how the process has played out, and are worried the decision has already been made. jess mazour, iowa cci organizer: "it's shut every day iowans out of the process. it has ignored public comment, it has moved on someone else's timeline and not iowa's timeline. so, i think basically we want to send the message that we don't want this pipeline." jack: there were dozens of other counter- protesters at the rally today. most were workers who would get jobs if the project is approved. at six, we'll hear why they chose to silently oppose these groups. stephanie: there's a new metro waste authority facility west of des moines that aims to lower collection costs and increase efficiencies. it's on south east beisser drive in grimes,. the facility accepted its first load earlier today. the new transwer station will handle people's garbage before it heads to the landfill. it will also improve air quality and reduce fuel consumption. the facility cost 13 point 5 million dollars to build. jack:
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statehouse, it's a fight over who's listening better. jack: when it comes to education funding... there's already a lot of finger-pointing going on. the republican- lead house is about to look at a 2 percent funding increase for iowa schools next year. that budget will be introduced on the house floor on monday. democrats say that 2 percent increase shows that republicans have not heard concerns of iowa school districts. "gronstal 18:07 i think that's what's happened with legislative republicans. they've quit listening regarding funding for local schools. upmeyer 31:01 nothing could be further from the truth we spent the interim meeting with superintendents, school boards, educators, importance of doing it on time getting it to them quickly." jack: that seems to be the one thing iowa lawmakers can agree on. both democrats and republicans in both chambers would like to get education funding passed as soon as possible this session. stephanie:
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candidates are getting called out on big money stephanie: the group called "iowa pays the price" put out their scorecard today of the 2016 presidential candidates. they say bernie sanders and donald trump are the top candidates from each party when it comes to not accepting super pac money... and talking about transparency of campaign finance. the organization says being able to have an unlimited amount of money in politics gives voters a smaller, less powerful voice. "ruth 46:59 all that spending didn't result in more participation. it ended up people felt negative ads, robocalls, felt both sides were crooked at didn't feel happy about voting." stephanie: came out a week and a half before the iowa not a coincidence. the group who put it together says there's still time for voters to press candidates on this issue. local five's chief political correspondent will have a closer look at this tonight at six. jack: there's a new tv ad released by the bernie sanders
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attention today. the ad features the song "america" from simon and garfunkel, and has video of sanders rallies across the country with the theme of people coming together. " let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together. ive got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turn pike they've all come to look for america " jack: the spot is being called sanders "closing ad" as the iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away. the softer ad is a contrast of sanders' heated rhetoric against hillary clinton while on the campaign trail this week. stephanie: another slow day on the stock market, but that means good news for drivers in the u- s. because oil prices are low in the market, prices at the pump are also at all-time lows, with some areas
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posting the lowest prices at the pump in seven years. and consumers here in the metro aren't complaining. "and it's only getting cheaper from here...the oil prices going down even again today, but it's been pretty good...it's some extra money to do other things. stephanie: gas prices are expected to continue to fall for the next several weeks, according to gas experts. the stock market, on the other hand, remains shaky. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... the force...might not awaken? star wars fans, we have some disappointing news you won't want to miss. jack: but next... new developments in the flint water crisis as president obama, and now congress, intervenes. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie
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iowa's most edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa."
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in national headlines - an update on the flint water crisis. jack: as calls for michigan govenror rick snyder to resign grow louder, newly released emails reveal the blame game over his office's handling of the flint water crisis. the governor has apologized but many people who drank the lead-tainted water are still angry. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest. " ((nat)) "ice dropping into glass" from a 65- year-old grandmother.. who uses a walker to get around.. and in desperate need of more help.. ((sot)) grandma: "getting around is just not an option for me." (new time magazine cover..) to this 2-year-old boy.. making the cover of the latest time magazine.. after breaking out into rashes from bathing in the lead contaminated water.. ((sot)) woman: "trying to kill people basically, that's what it is." residents in flint, michigan say the damage has been done.. ((sot)) woman in car: "i think it's absolutely ridiculous." and governor rick snyder releasing his emails.. is not the answer. ((sot)) woman: "i'm sure there are a lot of emails he hasn't put forth." more than 200 pages of emails have been released and those
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officials initially tried to pass blame.. an aide to the governor saying it was the responsibility of local officials.. claiming critics were just playing politics. the email chatter beginning in january 2014.. even before flint switched its water source in an attempt to save money.. and allegedly waiting 5 months to warn the public.. exposing thousands of residents.. including this 2-year-old and this grandmother to toxic tap water. ((sot)) "we matter. we've worked hard all our lives and paid our dues and paid our taxes and this is what we get." elizabeth tag: the governor says he just got more money from the state to help flint residents and he is seeking more federal funding. but at this point.. many residents just want clean water again and it is still unclear when that will happen. eh, abc news, ny. " jack: a u.s. house committee will hold a hearing on february 3rd to talk about how michigan governor snyder will probably be invited to testify. stephanie: a major winter storm is slated
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smaller snow storm has significant traffic snares, washington dc. said they weren't prepared for the bad weather wednesday night, and neither was the city. city officials today said they streets and will the blizzard when it hits. " we are pre-treating will stand-up our tomorrow morning, resources on hand for a full deployment of our snow resources. that includes: 106 heavy plows, 37 contract plows, light plows over 70, 145 dump trucks, 30 loaders and 20 bobcats" stephanie: up in new york city, where bad weather is also predicted, the mayor has called for residents to stay home because of the expected storm. schools have also cancelled classes for friday in anticipation of the blizzard. stephanie: chief meteorologist
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james ((ad lib weather joins us now.. james ((ad lib weather toss)) "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist james peterson. certified by
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orologist james peterson joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad?
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james: (adlib) james: weather adlib: put script here in green we have a decent chance of seeing a few more flurries or a very light snow overnight tonight with minimal or no accumulation expected. parts of nw iowa could see a little accumulation by morning. friday is looking like a mostly cloudy day but it should be a couple degrees colder following a weak cold front that will pass overnight tonight. saturday is going to be a bit warmer with highs back in the lower 30s and the sun should be shining by morning! sunday is going to be even better than that
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30s but not as much sunshine. the next big snow chance will happen likely on monday with temps falling back into the 20s, then slowly climbing back into the 30s by next weekend. have a great night! james/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: overnight tonight with minimal or no accumulation expected. parts of nw iowa could see a little accumulation by morning. friday is looking like a mostly cloudy day but it should be a couple degrees colder following a weak cold front that will pass overnight tonight. saturday is going to be
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back in the lower 30s and the sun should be shining by morning! sunday is going to be even better than that with highs in the mid 30s but not as much sunshine. the next big snow chance will happen likely on monday with temps falling back into the 20s, then slowly climbing back into the 30s by next weekend. have a great night! james/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ overnight tonight with minimal or no accumulation expected. parts of nw iowa could see a little accumulation by morning. friday is looking like a mostly cloudy day but
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degrees colder following a weak cold front that will pass overnight tonight. saturday is going to be a bit warmer with highs back in the lower 30s and the sun should be shining by morning! sunday is going to be even better than that with highs in the mid 30s but not as much sunshine. the next big snow chance will happen likely on monday with temps falling back into the 20s, then slowly climbing back into the 30s by next weekend. have a great night! james/wxhang jack:/
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one of the next movies set in "a galaxy far, far away" just got a bit further away. jack: fans will have to wait longer than expected, but for a valid reason. david daniel has more. " "i will finish... what you started." a disturbance in thr force: "star wars" fans will have to wait seven months longer than anticipated for the follow-up to "the force awakens." disney has moved the release
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from may to december of 2017. it's understandable: if you opened a movie in mid- december, and it broke dozens of box office records, wouldn't you release the next movie at the same time of year, too? (nat-cheers) fans aren't waiting to buy "star wars" toys: a retail research group says u-s sales topped 700-million dollars last year, making it 2015's top toy property. sales took off on "force friday" in september and never let up... even with the lead character "rey" under-represented on store shelves. "use our voice, or whatever way we can..." " stephanie time for another quick break... chief meteorologist james peterson will be back with one last look at our forecast. james/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green we have a decent chance of seeing a few more flurries or a
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minimal or no accumulation expected. parts of nw iowa could see a little accumulation by morning. friday is looking like a mostly cloudy day but it should be a couple degrees colder following a weak cold front that will pass overnight tonight. saturday is going to be a bit warmer with highs back in the lower 30s and the sun should be shining by morning! sunday is going to be even better than that with highs in the mid 30s but not as much sunshine. the next big snow chance will happen likely on monday with temps falling back into the 20s, then slowly climbing back into the 30s by next weekend. have a great night! stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. jack: we are working hard on another great newscast for 6pm. watch for we're proud to say we are iowa...
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night. " "
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we have breaking news tonight. bracing for imabout.
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