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but today, a twist in the case- as two men are charged with felony murder by arson. 28 year old christopher yenger of ottumwa, and 27 year old zachary allen dye, of council bluffs have been arrested and charged each facing two counts of felony murder. local 5's claire powell has the details in tonights big story. " during today's press conference, iowa dci and the wapello county sheriff said new information leaked just weeks ago led to reopening this case and the murder/arrests. closing an undetermined case from nearly 10 years ago" "i think some new revalations have rpesented themselves nad that what caused us to look into it again" 10 years ago, 21 year old nathan messer and 22 year old seth anderson were killed in a tragic house fire. the cause? ruled undetermined... until today. "here recently information was brought forward that allged teh fire was started intentionally" wapello sheriff mark miller said recent, detailed information led to the arrest of 28 year old christopher yenger of ottumwa and 27 year old zachary allen dye of council bluffs. "these things are never out of our mind. theyre devastating to people and we want them to know we dont foreget these things" both yenger and dye
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starting the deadly fire. police say on march fifth, yenger got into a fight at a party messer and anderson were having, then was kicked off the property. by 6:30 the following morning, neighbors said the house was up in flames. anderson and messer, who were sleeping on the second floor, never made it out. " just goes to show when people think they get away with murder, we're always there and look at things" both messer and andersons' family said they're heartbroken by the news and to hear what actually happened all those years ago. "glad this case is going the direction it is. its about real closure for families" "when asked if officials believe anymore charges are coming they said they dont believe so but the invesitgation is still ongoing. both dye and yenger are being held here in wapello county jail on 500,000 bond . from wapello county claire powell local 5 news we are iowa" stephanie/1shot: according to iowa courts online, both men
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plead not guilty jack: in your local headquarters. jack: students in marshalltown have two top presidential candidates to thank for an early dismissal from school. donald trump attended (or "is currently speking at) a 5 p.m. rally at the marshalltown high school. hillary clinton rented out the middle school for 8:30 tonight. originally when the district approved the visits, they didn't realize the chaos of all the people, the security, and the set up. so they decided to let all kids out at 1 o'clock this afternoon for safety reasons. and some parents weren't very happy about it. "tamara deubel 16:57 cancel appointments to pick up my nephew, had to rearrange to have somebody watch them so i could come get my nephew. denise 18:01 my personal opinion - i don't think they should have been let out early." jack: the school district has received a number complaints about the early dismissal, and says in
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asked both candidates to hold their events later in the evening. and at his rally tonight, donald trump had two big announcements. first, he was endorsed by controversial sheriff joe arpaio (ar-pi'-oh). he supports the gop's conservative views about undocumented immigrants. and second, trump said he "most likely" will not be participating in the fox debate thursday night. jack: with jut 6 days left until caucus night, it's a tight race. and today a new quinnipiac poll was released for the gop candidates. donald trump is coming in with 31 percent of support... senator ted cruz with 29 percent. senator marco rubio has 13 percent, and no other candidate is above 7 percent. that's very similar to the last quinnipiac poll. one change, however, is that rand paul is now in the top 6 and chris christie is not. stephanie: over on the democrats side... bernie sanders knows this is a tough road ahead. in a news conference today, the vermont senator admitted how well he does in iowa depends on
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so this week, he is trying to separate himself from his opponent, hillary clinton. he talked about their differences on social security, trade, and campaign finances. he also talked about how his campaign differs from president obama's campaign back in 2008. " ""obama in 2008 ran a campaign which ois really going to stay in the ghistroy books. it was an unvelieveable campagn. i mean in places they ran out of ballots i understand. the turnoiut was so extraordinary nobody expected it. do i think in this camp we are goin to match that? i would love to see us do that, i hope we can, frankly i dont think we can. what obama did in 20008 was extraordinary. but what we are doing here and remember, we started our ground game and organization in iowa a lot later than sec clinton did. she was here in 2008 and has an experience that we did not have, shes done wthis once before and we didnt, she has a very strong org and i applaud her for that, but i will tell you in the last couple of months we have gained a whole lot of ground and again i think we stand a real chance to create a lot of voter turnout, i doubt it will be as high as 2008, i wish it was but i dont think it will be, but i think it will be high enough for us to win here in iowa." stephanie: sanders and clinton are in a
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here in iowa. a quinnipiac poll of likely democratic caucus goers is expected to be released tomorrow to see just how tight the race is 5 days out from the iowa caucuses. jack/ots: we have new details on the death of a local architect found over the weekend. kirk blunck was found dead inside a building at 500 east locust in downtown des moines around 4 in the afternoon sunday. blunck is a well-known architect, and has work in the east village. he was 62 years old. the case remains under investigation.
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this morning, the albia police department found a missing person. it was at the intersection of highway 5 and highway 137 in rural albia. upon arriving, responding officers found a red 1999 buick lesabre flipped onto its roof, in a ditch adjacent to the intersection. the vehicle was registered to albia resident leslie allan hartly, who was recently reported missing. hartly was confirmed dead at the scene. the iowa state patrol is still investigating the case. jack: the altoona police department is looking for your help. they're trying to identify the man in this photo for possible use of counterfeit money. these are photos of the suspect's vehicle....... which police hope will help identify him. if you have any information, call the altoona police department. the number is there on your screen. stephanie: feel free to contact us. we also want to hear from you if you have a story you want us to look into. send local 5 news your news tips. email us at: news at we are iowa dot com. or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555. we're on facebook "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we
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if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are important to you. but next, governor branstad helped celebrate national school choice week today! "your watching local 5 news at 6 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards, and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 6. we are iowa." stephanie: today, the red tail hawk at the
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prediction for the country's next president. staff placed food for the hawk on images of hillary clinton, ted cruz, martin o'malley, marco rubio, bernie sanders, and donald trump. and the hawk picked marco rubio as the winner, of the "hawkus." "last time the hawk picked michele bachman. rep. from minnesota. she did not win the election or the primary. she is 0-1, and we'll see how it does this year for marco rubio. " adlib (all) jack: this week is national school choice week! and today, governor branstad joined educators at the state historical museum to celebrate. the school choice rally at the museum featured students and educators from across iowa, celebrating the many choices available to families. they include public schools, private school, homeschooling, and virtual schools. stephanie/ram: this month's one classroom at a time grant sponsored by local 5 and bankers trust takes us to east high school in des moines where... social studies teacher lynn hoff is helping her students
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stories. with this thousand dollar grant, she is bringing in the des moines non- profit group cultureall. "1:08 we have worked with cultureall before and they help us to look at the student's culture and we take pictures and it comes out really great." stephanie: coming up at 10, we'll show you how the kids captured their diverse background on film. and teachers, if you could use a thousand dollar grant...log on to our website we are iowa.com. stephanie/wxcdl: jack/wxcdl chief meteorologist brad edwards is here now... brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is coming up next. brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is coming up next. today was just one of those typical cold, gray winter days that most of us just tolerate. well, the good news is that we will not have to take much more of this type of weather because a warm-up is coming along with some sunshine! tonight will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy in some areas. those nw winds will be calming down and turning more to the west at 5-10 mph. temps will fall back into the 10s unless the clouds stay over us
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edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad/wxc: welcome back. i'm local 5 chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: let's take a look at we are iowa's most accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: weather adlib: today was just one of those typical cold, gray winter days that most of us just tolerate. well, the good news is that we will not have to take much more of this type of weather because a warm-up is coming along with some sunshine! tonight will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy in some areas. those nw winds will be calming down and turning more to the west at 5-10 mph. temps will fall back into the 10s unless the clouds stay over us all night which would
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will see some sunshine wednesday and the rest of the week. the more sunshine we can get, the warmer it will be. however, the sw winds alone will help to warm us up wednesday and again friday. by friday and saturday, we should be basking in some sunshine and temps the 40s for highs. cooler weather will return next week along with a good chance for rain changing to snow. right now, it looks like the heaviest snow will be falling tuesday, but it could start up on monday- caucus night! so, we will be watching this system closely! brad/2wx: that's all for my
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jack/2bam: i'm here with jordan furbee, and jordan, iowa state has certainly found its mojo. jordan/2bam: hard to believe two weeks ago this team was 1-3 in the big 12 and everyone started to panic. now they're right where they need to be! coming up on local 5 sports, we recap the cyclone's win over kansas and show you the governor dabbing after the game. you don't wanna miss this! "now, local 5 sports
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"governor terry brandstad celebrated with isu after their win with the 'dab." jordan: you know it's a big win when governor branstad, an iowa grad, dabs in the locker room! last night's win over kansas is the 2nd straight big monday win over a top 5 opponent. and thanks to a huge 2nd half, now within striking distance in the big 12. "it was another great crowd up at hilton welcoming in #4 kansas. isu won of 3 of the last 4 versus the jayhawks heading into last night. point lead into halftime, thanks in part to 58 percent shooting in the first half... "we weren't perfect in the first half, obviously had a lot to spacing offensively, too many turnovers. talked to the guys, too many quick threes. we weren't good enough defensively to win the game inthe first half. in the second half." state went into
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they forced the jayhawks to just 40 percent shooting and didn't allow a single three pointer in the 2nd half, outscoring the #4 team in the nation by 20! "we gave up 29 points in the 2nd half, we held them right at the 40 percent mark defensive field goal percentage and just we really put a complete half, the last 15 minutes." isu over came that 7 point halftime deficit with some great shooting. going 64 percent in the 2nd half! deonte burton had 9 big points off the bench, none bigger than this three with 9 mins to play which gave isu its first lead of the game. a lead it wouldn't give up again. but the player of the game was monte morris. the big 12 player of the week, scored 21 points, had 9 assists and more impressivley, zero turnovers. "we go how he goes, that guy has carried us this whole season and i couldn't be happier for the kid. he's just doing a great job for us, really fighting through ball screens, doing a great job of getting us all involved and he's
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job of leading this team," "i tried to do what i could tonight and try and wear them down." "it's a tough job being a point guard. i'm gonna be on them a lot, they gotta guard at the point of the ball screen, they gotta run the offense, we want them to score and distribute. and he's done that, he's a special kid." two weeks ago, iowa state was 1-3 in the big 12. 4 straight wins later, they're just a half game back of first place. "we've come a long way huh? no that's the big 12. we've had a pretty good stretch of good teams down the line and it doens't get any easier with this sec challenge, so we have to prep for that." jordan: that sec challenge georges mentioned. challenge georges mentioned. is the newly reformated one day big/sec challenge. isu gets another top 5 matchup against former big 12 foe and #5 texas a&m that game tips saturday at 1 pm
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finally, monte morris earns himself a 2nd player of the week honor in as many days. today monte was named the naismith trophy player of the week. morris' 21 point 9 assist game last night followed his 18 point 6 assist performance versus tcu... jordan/sx3s stephanie/sx3s jack/sx3s we'll be right back... you're watching local
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visit local 5 on the web. we are iowa dot com is your home for the latest in news, weather, and sports. jack: it turns out university of iowa fans aren't only in iowa. follow me now, this is weird. in niagara falls, new york, at a vacant building on the corner of ferry avenue and third street, rings out the hawkeye fight song. for the past six months, from about 4pm till 11 pm, the song plays on a loop. it plays more than 500 times on loop, over the seven hour period. none of the
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business owners or the city have been able to figure out the cause or who is behind the music. jack/wxhang: now one last check of your weather, with chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: weather adlib: today was just one of those typical cold, gray winter days that most of us just tolerate. well, the good news is that we will not have to take much more of this type of weather because a warm-up is coming along with some sunshine! tonight will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy in some areas. those nw winds will be calming down and turning more to
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