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jack one person is dead in a house fire in nevada this morning. jack: . early this morning, story county investigators were called to a home in the 800 of north avenue, was burning and dead inside. he's been identified as 36 year-old adam blazek. blazek's family was not home at the time. the cause of the fire is still unknown. " "the fire itself is because of the indicators that are on the scene still processing it. we'll make a determination later once we get everything together."" jack: investigators are still waiting on autopsy results. jack/1shot: two firefighters from menlo and stuart have been injured in an early morning fire in menlo. crews from menlo, casey, and stuart were called to a fire in the sargent custom cabinets building a little before midnight. two sheds were completely
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can see here, crews were on the scene for more than eight hours trying to put out the flames, but the structure collapsed and is a complete loss. the cause of the fire still isn't clear. jack/1shot: senate democrats will make a bold move to stop governor branstad's plan to privatize medicaid. local five's chief political correspondent amanda krenz was at the statehouse today to get the latest, amanda? amanda: jack, since the governor announced plans to change over the state's medicaid program to managed care companies, the plan has received a lot of criticism. even the feds said the state was not ready on january first so they moved the deadline of the rollout to march first. but democratic senators say it's time to stop the whole thing and they've introduced a bill to do that. "gronstal - 11:20 they assured us back in november and december they were signing people up left and rightr and they're still not the halfway point. we think it's timr eto pull the plug on this, go back to the
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this issue." amanda: house republicans said repealing the plan would be a step in the wrong direction... and confuse people further. they say when the bill gets to the house floor it will likely be dead on arrival. "upmeyer - 27:10 i'm puzzled why we're not moving forward instead of looking back and protect a status quo " amanda/bam: speaker upmeyer said another reason the house won't bother debating the bill is because any repeal of the medicaid privatization would be vetoed by governor branstad. live in the studio, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa. jack/1shot: in other statehouse news, blue t- shirts and puzzle pieces were set up in the capitol rotunda to catch the eye of lawmakers. the autism society of iowa is trying to pass legislatoin that will help families with their health insurance. as it stands now, some people with autism
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recommended care. "josh 20:45 a lot of our families do have to relocate or they go without services. that's a pretty desperate place to be in. 42 states have passed similar legislation. so iowa is behind the curve when it comes to serving this population." jack: that's josh cobbs is the father of a 15- year-old autistic son. he's been working on this bill for 10 years and hopes this year it actually gets passed. jack/lam: president obama spoke at the national prayer breakfast today, a day after visiting a mosque in baltimore. the prayer breakfast is co- chaired by members of congress. it gives people across the political spectrum a chance to talk about how faith has shaped their lives. among other things, mr. obama spoke about the need to overcome fear through faith. " "fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister other under control. alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or
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our most selfish impulses and erode the bonds of community." jack: the president celebrated the return of pastor saeed abedini to the united states, following his release from an iranian prison. he also praised faith groups for their work combating trafficking and welcoming refugees. jack: new at 5 , tracking down a ponzi scheme is harder than you may think. and it happened here in iowa. jack/1shot: eight years ago, the world saw one of the biggest ponzi schemes ever unfold in the u-s. it involved investor bernie madoff, the man behind madoff investment securites who ripped off 50
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investors. madoff is now serving a 150- year prison term, and a-b-c went behind the scenes to see the evidence that put him behind bars. it includes a massive shredding operation, according to a former fbi agent who is publicly speaking for the first time. but we wanted to know how someone in iowa would track down such a scheme and how to be protected from one. local 5's claire powell is here with more. claire? claire/bam: jack, the iowa insurance division deals with madoff- like pyramid schemes, affinity fraud and online fraud, all of the time. in fact, theyve dealt with it so much, three years ago, they started the "iowa fraud fighters." the commissioner and his team travel across iowa to make sure you're asking the right questions and asking enough. like if the person offering this "great deal" is licensed, if so by who? and who regulates them? they say generally older people with retirement savings are the main targets. but no one should consider
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""its exactlylike you grandma used to say if its too good to be true, it probably is" ." " claire/bam: they added, a lot of people dont report these scams because of the embarassment of falling for it. but instead of letting away, not hesitating to ask the tough questions will save you a lot of time and money. the bernie madoff miniseries on abc continues tonight, detailing madoff's lifetime ponzi scheme. the second part of "madoff: after the fall" airs at 7. more details to protect yourself against schemes like these can be found on our website. reporting live claire powell local5 news we are iowa jack/1shot: coming up on local 5 news at
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you won't believe who's been nominated for a nobel peace prize by an anonymous person. jack: but next... is it a bronco or a panther that caught the eye of a local tiger who's making his prediction for sunday's superbowl? "you're watching local
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." jack/ots: everyone has their opinion about who will win the big game on sunday night. including misha, a four year old siberian tiger, at the blank park zoo. "kind of sniffed them both then decided that the carolina panthers are going to win on sunday! " jack: that's right- misha is sticking with her fellow big cats! of the past six superbowls- the zoo's animals have correctly picked four winners. you can see she really likes her panther box. that's because inside, surprise- there was a piece of steak. jack/1shot: this sunday is super bowl 50.
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people all over the country will be sitting down in front of tvs to watch the carolina panthers play the denver broncos and we'll be taking in all those ads. abc's lauren lyster has a preview of the commercials you'll see. " [snickers] making an appearance at the super bowl this year...marilyn monroe nat "much better" [kia ad] christopher walken nat "richard [gasp] are you looking for these?" [avocados ad] and icon of t-v shows past, scott baio. nat "anyone want to feed scot baio it's included in the price of admission" those are just a few of the celebs appearing in ads airing during the game, [please show snickers and a kia when i say candy bars and cars respectively selling everything from candy bars to cars... [bud ad] budweiser enlisted star power... "hello i'm helen mirren a notoriously frank and unsenstive british woman" in a spot discouraging drunk driving "if you drive drunk you are a short cited utterly useless human form of pollution" nats - "moving on up" apartments.com has jeff goldbloom scaling a high-rise building to bump into more famous folks "wait is that george and weezie?" taco bell is taking a different tact -- using mystery to advertise something new...
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commercial don't know what it is" the ads star a green brick "they're going to fix it in post" and avocados of mexico has aliens touring a museum of earthly culture "this is the white and gold dress that caused a civil war" gma went behind the scenes for the making, getting a glimpse of the game-day pressure ad execs face jay russell, cheif creative officer, gsd&m advertising 'it's weird sitting there and you watch the super bowl spot and you wait ten seconds to see what twitter says and are like oh gosh ok we're good' and who will make the biggest impression? lisa granatstein, editor, adweek "it's still early on, we may still see a viral hit but i predict this year will be a little bit more tempered tag: and in super bowl dollars just the minute or so of ad snipets you watched is worth about 9 million dollars of airtime. that's because a thirty second spot during the game will cost advertisers up to 4- and-a-half million bucks. lauren lyster, abc news, los angele" sports director jon schaeffer sat down with iowa state's athletic director jamie pollard. he talked with us about the sate of cyclone nation, and what fans can
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" 2015 what stood out to you the most on the year that was. well from a work standpoint i would say two things. one the opening of the football stadium. the south endzone where we sit today. it's a project that iowa staters had talked about and dreamed about and so for it to come to fruition was pretty neat. and then secondly i would say winning the second big 12 championship in basketball because those are pretty special moments. it was a little unique for me because i got to experience it and experience it in a different way from a hospital bed." jordan: tune in tonight at 10 on local 5 to hear how pollard handled some major changes in the past year and why expectations are high for both basketball and football in 2016. jack/3wxhang: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now..
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now, and football fans from across the country are weighing in on the winner sunday night. will it be the carolina panthers or the denver broncos taking home the lombardi trophy? jack/1shot: local 5's john kucko (kuch-koh) is live outside the levi stadium where the broncos and panthers are set to take the field in just three days. john, i understand you did some exploring of stadium history earlier today? john: one year ago today,
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at old candlestick one year ago today, demolition began at old candlestick park, former home to the 49ers and san francisco giants baseball club, a historic stadium that was located just three miles from here. we stopped by there this morning. work crews still leveling the grounds. it opened in the 1960s, this is where the their final concert 50 years ago. the superbowl was to be played here 17 years ago, but promised rennovations and the nfl moved the game to miami. the 49ers now games over an hour away at levi's stadium in home to super a long ways from
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john: there is a lot of history at candlestick park. condominiums will now be built there. live from...i'm john kucko. jack/wxhang: thanks, john. we'll check back in with you tomorrow for another update in california. chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib) brad: weather adlib: put script here in green a little "clipper" system went through today and brought some clouds here and snow flurries to ne iowa. we can expect more of these systems in the days to come. tonight will be mainly clear early in the wake of today's clipper. this will mean
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the 10s for most areas. the next weather system will come in friday with more clouds and a chance for some flurries or snow showers for mainly late afternoon and early evening. it looks like we will have some clouds to start saturday with, but then see more sunshine later in the afternoon with milder temperatures across the state. highs should reach the mid to upper 30s with even some 40s for southern iowa where some areas have no snow on the ground. another clipper will swing to our north saturday night, and this one is stronger than the others. it will bring us a lot of wind with variably cloudy skies through monday. the first chance for showers will be late saturday night, and it looks like mainly rain showers will be possible for central iowa. i think we start sunday with some sunshine but more clouds will be swinging down from the north by afternoon with some snow showers possible right through sunday night and into monday. we could see some light accumulations sunday night into monday, but most areas will be less than an inch it seems. colder air will eventually find its way back into iowa for next week, but after monday's snow showers it does look pretty dry. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack: snow flurries to ne iowa. we can expect more of these systems in the days to come. tonight will be mainly clear early in the wake of today's clipper. this will mean
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the 10s for most areas. the next weather system will come in friday with more for some flurries or mainly late afternoon and early evening. it some clouds to start saturday with, but then see more sunshine later in the afternoon with milder temperatures across reach the mid to upper 30s with even some 40s for southern iowa where some areas have no snow on the clipper will swing to night, and this one is stronger than the others. it will bring us a lot of wind with variably cloudy skies through monday. the first chance for showers will be late showers will be possible for central iowa. i think we start sunday with some sunshine but more clouds will be swinging down from afternoon with some snow showers possible right through sunday night and into monday. we could see some light accumulations sunday night into monday, but most areas will be less than an inch it seems. colder air will eventually find its way back into iowa for next week, but after monday's snow showers it does look
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(adlib) jack: snow flurries to ne iowa. we can expect more of these systems in the days to come. tonight will be mainly clear early in the wake of today's clipper. this will mean cold, dry conditions overnight with lows in the 10s for most areas. the next weather system will come in friday with more clouds and a chance for some flurries or snow showers for mainly late afternoon and early evening. it looks like we will have some clouds to start saturday with, but then see more sunshine later in the afternoon with milder temperatures across the state. highs should reach the mid to upper 30s with even some 40s for southern iowa where some areas have no snow on the ground. another clipper will swing to our north saturday night, and this one is stronger than the
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jack: florida's governor has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the zika virus jack/ots: governor rick scott says four counties where people have been diagnosed with the disease are now under a state of emergency. nine people have reportedly come down with the virus in florida, though health officials say all of them got the zika virus outside of the u-s. spain announced today that it has confirmed a case of a pregnant woman with the disease. that's the first case in europe. jack/1shot: among this year's nobel peace prize nominees is -- donald trump. the republican presidential candidate has been nominated for the 2016 nobel peace prize by a mystery patron. the nobel committee counts among its recipients martin luther king junior, the red cross and, in 2009, president obama. many nobel observers expect trump's nomination to fall by the wayside. they reminds us of others who were nominated but never won,
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adolf hitler, benito mussolini, and vladimir putin. jack: how nice will it get this weekend? chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with one last look at our forecast. brad/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green a little "clipper" system went through
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snowsnow flurries to ne iowa. we can expect more of these systems in the days to come. tonight will be mainly clear early in the wake of today's clipper. this will mean cold, dry conditions overnight with lows in the 10s for most areas. the next weather system will come in friday with more clouds and a chance for some flurries or snow showers for mainly late afternoon and early evening. it looks like we will have some clouds to start saturday with, but then see more sunshine later in the afternoon with milder temperatures across the state. highs should reach the mid to upper 30s with even some 40s for southern iowa where some areas have no snow on the ground. another clipper will swing to our north saturday night, and this one is stronger than the others. it will bring us a lot of wind with variably cloudy skies through monday. the first chance for showers will be late saturday night, and it looks like mainly rain
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sunday with some clouds will be swinging down from snow showers possible right through sunday night could see some light accumulations sunday most areas will be less colder air will eventually find its way back into iowa for next
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showers it doe tonight, just two days until the big republican debate he, the new poll at this hour in new hampshshire. is there a shakeup cing? donald trump, ted cruz and,
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