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trump dropped out of tonight's debate on tuesday, saying he didn't like fox's press release about the debate. trump has also had a feud with moderator megyn kelley since she called him out for his negative comments on women during the first debate. let's go live to local 5's sabrina ahmed who is outside sheslow auditorium on drake university where that trump event will be held tonight, sabrina? sabrina:: (scene setter, huckabee and santorum are set to be here, people lining up, etc) hector salamanca arroyo, 22 graduated magma cum laude last spring sabrina::: (adlib and toss back) jack: we'll check back
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jack: we'll check back in with sabrina coming up at 6 as more people filter into the auditorium at drake. stephanie/1shot: tonight's debate is on fox, and the primetime stage will feature six of the leading candidates, minus trump of course. the line-up includes ted cruz, ben carson, marco rubio, rand paul, chris christie, jeb bush, and john kasich. cruz leads the polls among those on stage, and will likely take a lot of hits. stephanie: "nat pop- :03 outcue- "shut it down" " but not everyone is excited for
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in des moines. a host of fast food workers walked out of their jobs this morning to protest candidates that do not support raising the minimum wage. the workers are part of the group "fight for 15" who have organized rallies thorughout the country last year. " my only message is to get out to other workers and to the candidates that, if they want our vote, they need to support fifteen and a union. and, for the workers that feel that they don't get enough and they're scared, they have no reason to be scared. they should come out and protest with us." stephanie: the protesters say they will be downtown tonight for another demonstration during the debate. so far none of the republican candidates have responded to the protesters. jack/ots: meanwhile at the statehouse, ben carson stopped by to meet voters before the debate tonight. (nat pop: 07) local 5's sabrina ahmed caught up with carson after, and asked ahmed caught up with carson after, and asked him about the shift of his
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the tragic car accident that left volunteer braden joplin dead two weeks ago. "what has it been like, since then? i know that he was a very compassionate volunteer, but what has it been like? how have you been able to move forward from that? well, we call it the braden effect. his first name was braden. he was so caring about other people. he would never do anything to harm anybody else. he always was interested in making sure that everybody elses feelings were okay and that they were comfortable. it's had a broad effect on the whole campaign. i was even pleased to see how much it touched other campaigns. we heard from virtually all the other candidates, both democrat and republican. it's nice to know that life can transcend politics, at least for a little while."
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turning to the democratic side- microsoft is partnering with both parties to handle results on monday night. an now bernie sanders campaign is questioning the tech company's involvement. sanders' iowa staff is suggesting microsoft is involved for monetary reasons, as well as the company's connection to the clinton foundation over the years through donations. both state parties have said over the last few months that microsoft's system is sophisticated enough to handle the data, and security is in place to ensure results are valid. jack: new at five tonight, des moines police are looking for a runaway teenager. jack/1shot: 13 year old neko larmie was last seen on december 30th. her family says she left the house after an argument with relatives. she was last seen wearing a gray and black colored jacket and brown colored boots. des moines police are asking anyone with information to call crimestoppers at 515-283-4811. stephanie/1shot: some iowa lawmakers made a big move to try and stop governor terry branstad's plan to privatize medicaid.
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hearing from both top democrats and republicans about that move. local five's chief political correspondent amanda krenz is live with more. amanda? amanda:: the democrats in the iowa senate made this move, all 26 of them. they sent a letter to president obama and the centers for medicaid services, cms. they outlined several concerns from iowans on medicaid and health care providers. here's part of what the letter to the president said, "we are calling today for you to deny iowa's application to establish a statewide private managed care system for medicaid." "for the sake of the most vulnerable iowans and their health care providers, we are asking you to reject this unwise and poorly developed plan." "gronstal (dems) - 1:17:33 what we're hearing is patients can't get answers from service providers about whether their provider has signed on with managed care companies so we continue to think this thing is a real mess. upmeyer (reps) 1:41:09 i have no idea why we are telling iowans that we're trying to get this set up and at the same time trying to
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" amanda: the original date to switch 560- thousand iowans over from medicaid to managed care was supposed to happen january first. the feds decided the state wasn't ready and pushed the date back to march first. they will take another look at everything at that point and then give the state permission to move forward, or tell the state they're still not ready. live in the studio, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. stephanie/2shot coming up on local 5 news at five... the standout continues in oregon, despite arrests earlier this week of protesters on federal land. jack: but next... we break down the latest trump versus fox battle and what it means for the iowa caucus.
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jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5
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stephanie: the iowa caucuses are just days away, and donald trump continues to rule the airwaves everyday with last-minute changes to his schedule. but is unpredictability a smart strategy? stephanie: political analyst steffen schmidt is here to talk is here to talk more about this trump versus fox news battle that is taking over the iowa caucus talk this week. jack: stephanie: and steffen will be with us on caucus night
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caucus night with all of our live coverage. jack: now let's get a check in with the weather with brad edwards. brad? brad ((ad lib weather
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"now, we are iowweatherrate the independent weather experts" jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards
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with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib) brad: weather adlib: put script here in green after some warming, morning sunshine, the clouds returned this afternoon to keep us a bit cooler, but we still are above average with temps in the mid to upper 30s. and it looks like the mildest weather is yet to come in our forecast! tonight will be partly cloudy with our winds calming down to less than 10 mph. temperatures will fall back into the low 20s for most areas by friday morning. we should have a mix of sun and clouds friday with southerly winds. this should help us warm up into the mid 40s for the metro. it will be even warmer saturday with upper 40s possible depending on exactly how much sunshine we get. there will be a chance for some light rain showers sunday morning with a mix possible to our north. it will still be relatively mild for late january with highs close to 40. this little system will move out quickly, so we might even see some afternoon sunshine sunday. caucus monday is looking cool and dry until the evening when
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snow/rain developing ahead of a major winter storm. it looks like we will see only minor accumulations before midnight with the heaviest snow expected during the day tuesday. right now, it looks like either nw or central iowa will have the heaviest band of snow, but everyone will have to deal with the wind and cold into wednesday. bit cooler, but we still are above average with temps in the mid to upper 30s. and it looks like the mildest weather is yet to come in our forecast! tonight will be partly cloudy with our winds calming down to less than 10 mph. temperatures will fall back into the low 20s for most areas by friday morning. we should have a mix of sun and clouds friday with southerly winds. this should help us warm up into the mid 40s for the metro. it will be even warmer saturday with upper 40s possible depending on exactly how much sunshine we get. there will be a chance for some light rain showers sunday morning with a mix possible to our north. it will still be relatively mild for late january with highs close to 40. this little system will move out quickly, so we might even see some afternoon sunshine
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until the evening when there will be a chance for some light snow/rain developing ahead of a major winter storm. it looks like we will see only minor accumulations before midnight with the heaviest snow expected during the day tuesday. right now, it looks like either nw or central iowa will have the heaviest band of snow, but everyone will have to deal with the wind and cold into wednesday. jack: bit cooler, but we still are above average with temps in the mid to upper 30s. and it looks like the mildest weather is yet to come in our forecast! tonight will be partly cloudy with our winds calming down to less than 10 mph. temperatures will fall back into the low 20s for most areas by friday morning. we should have a mix of sun and clouds friday with southerly winds. this should help us warm up into the mid 40s for the metro. it will be even warmer saturday with upper 40s possible depending on exactly how much sunshine we get. there will be a chance for some light rain showers sunday morning with a mix possible to our north. it will still be relatively mild for late january with highs close to 40. this little system will move
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might even see some afternoon sunshine sunday. caucus monday is looking cool and dry until the evening when there will be a chance for some light snow/rain developing ahead of a major winter storm. it looks like we will see only minor accumulations before midnight with the heaviest snow expected during the day tuesday. right now, it looks like either nw or central iowa will have the heaviest band of snow, but everyone will have to deal with the wind and cold into wednesday. jack: coming up on local 5 news at five... a small group of local 5 news at five... a small group of holdouts carry on in the tense standoff in oregon. we have the latest from police on the ground.
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oregon standoff as the leader of the anti- government protesters issue a new message. he's asking for remaining militia members occupying a federal wildlife refuge to go home. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest. "three more protesters.. under arrest and each facing one federal felony count of conspiracy.. and to those still occupying the federal land in oregon.. a message from the group's leader.. ammon bundy.. now speaking out from jail.. through his attorney. ((sot)) michael arnold, ammon bundy's attorney: "i love you. let us take this fight from here. please stand down." bundy and seven others were taken into custody yesterday.. another member, lavoy finicum was shot and killed by law enforcement following a traffic stop. ((sot)) sheriff dave ward,harney county: "it didn't have to happen. we all make choices in life. sometimes our choices go bad." authorities.. so far.. giving no details about the deadly shooting.. but this morning.. conflicting accounts are emerging about
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cliven bundy, rancher: "lavoy finicum, they have murdered him.. he had his hands in the air, and they shot him." ((sot)) mark mcconnell, eyewitness: "he charged at the law enforcement with remaining militants.. now surrounded by federal agents.. local residents echo bundy's pleas to his supporters.. it's time to go home. ((sot)) cheryl smith, burns resident: "i'm just kind of upset that bundy and his group didn't listen to the majority of the people said 'go home." liz tag: reportedly, there are as few as just four militants now out at the compound.. as for the deadly shooting.. police say.. a full investigation is now underway. eh, abc news, ny. " stephanie/1shot: 30 years ago today, the u.s. watched on live television as the challenger shuttle explosed less than 2 minutes after liftoff. today, nasa members on the international space station honored the tragic event with a moment of silence. the challenger
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board, including a high school teacher. nasa later determined the accident was caused by a seal failure on a rocket booster. stephanie/2shot time for another quick break... chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with one last look at our forecast. brad/wxhang
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breaking news tonight. trump versus fox. donald trump, a no-show this evening. holdg his own event upp again the debate.
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>> i told you, up front, i said,
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