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tv   Today in Iowa at 530  NBC  January 19, 2016 5:30am-6:00am CST

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(donkey noise) (elephant noise) (mic screech) there's a big difference between making noise... (mic tap) ...and making sense. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) when it comes to social security,
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our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates! enough talk. give us a plan. hilton magic.. iowa state beats the number one team in the country at home. a look at some of the highlights from the big monday game. a big event is bringing a slew of presidential candidates to the metro today... we'll tell you what it's all for... and who you can expect to see... fort dogde fire.. firefighters worked all day and overnight to try to put out a massive fire that is still smoldering this morning. what made it so dangerous and why it's been so difficult to contain. it's tuesday january 19th.. today in iowa starts now.. first on 13... there was no
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first on 13... there was no sleeping for fort
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dodge fire fighters overnight... all night they braved the cold... keeping a watchful eye on a still smoldering mound of tires... the call came around one yesterday afternoon that a warehouse at 17th and central went up in flames... that's just across the street from the fort dodge fire station. crews have been working non-stop since then to keep flames down... they even called in help from webster city and used a ladder truck... to help put out the flames from above. but crews say their work is just beginning. that's because the warehouse was full of tires. they can smolder and easily reignite. and burning tires weren't the only concern for firefighters.... we got a heavy load of tires and there was some propane tanks that ended up exploding during the incident. its a matter of putting enough water to finally bring it out crews are calling it one of the
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fire officials say it could take days to put out fully.. until then, they'll monitor the wreckage for hot spots. one firefighter did suffer a minor injury... no word yet on the cause of the fire. the news of a deadly house fire in boxholm is hard for students at one elementary school. this morning marks the first day back to class for southeast webster students since a house fire that killed three students. amber sorenson... and her children... 9-year old riley.. 6-year old autumn.. and 4-year old brayden were killed. investigators think it was caused by a space heater. yesterday school leaders at the elementary school met with students to deliver the hard news... 15:39:48 we were up front with them as far as the facts- there was a fire, they all died. we didn't sugar coat that. we wanted to let them know that they are safe and they will be ok while they are here 01 today, the district will have a crisis team on standby for all
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staff. it's made up of counselors, clergy and nurses. 5:46:46 we miss them very much. we can't explain a loss like that 56 many of the students are already expressing their grief... they've written messages on posters, things like "its ok to cry"... and "we'll miss you". the posters will be given to their friend's father. there is also a go-fund-me account to help john sorenson. so far its raised more than 36- thousand dollars. if you'd like to help, you can find a link to the account at who-tv-dot-com. governor branstad is cutting funding to his bullying cause this morning... the governor's budget recommendations for the next fiscal year do not include money for a
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he started the center with an executive order months ago. but it is no unclear where money will come from to support it. last week house speaker linda upmeyer said branstad has done a fine job in terms of supporting anti- bullying programs for schools... anti-bullying 125106- i think he created an opportunity that worked relatively well ... schools saying they didn't need additional help from the state governor branstad has tried to pass anti-bullying legislation for the past two years... last year's bill addressed cyber bullying and teacher training, among other things. it cleared the senate... but never made it out of the house. people in des moines are hearing more political ads than anyone else in the country... according to "the hill"... candidates or a super-pac have run nearly 13-thousand campaign ads just in the des moines market. that's 6-point-5 million dollars in advertising. and senator marco rubio leads all of them. his campaign and
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spent nearly 2-million dollars on 34-hundred ads. that compares to donald trumps 828- ads... and 737-ads for ted cruz. for the democrats... vermont senator bernie sanders is ahead in the advertising race. he's spent 600-thousand dollars on 18-hundreds ads. clinton has spent 520-thousand on nearly 17-hundred. today 2016's presidential hopefuls head to central iowa in force... the renewable fuels summit brings donald trump, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, and rick santorum to altoona this morning. the governor and secretary of agriculture tom vilsack will also be there. the summit starts around 8 this morning at prairie meadows. it's free and open to the public. senator rand paul was in town yesterday working to cement iowans support... paul spent his morning talking about poverty with iowans. he started the day at platinum kutz ... a barbershop near the drake neighborhood. he then joined our political dave price
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fight poverty as president. you can watch their conversation this sunday on the insiders. iowa state fans are waking up believers in hilton magic... the cyclones... were riding on home court advantage... as they took on the number on team in the nation last night... the oklahoma sooners prove no match for georges niang and buddy hield. monte morris kicks things off for the cyclones... landing a layup... iowa state enters the break leading... 41-35. then in the second half... the cyclones stay in the game... and come back from a tie to take the win... 82-77. it's the team's first win against a #1 team since 1957... this was huge for us, you know a lot of people doubted. we just wanted to show everybody that we're real. we did that today and took a step in the right direction. it means everything. my days are winding down in ames and it means everything to give these
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last night's win will likely switch this around... yesterday the a-p poll ranked oklahoma the unanimous top ranked team... and it dropped the cyclones two spots to number 19. iowa came in at number 9, up 7 spots from last week. the win also delivers something all iowans can be proud of... each of iowa's three state schools have now knocked off a number one team. uni did it first... against then number one north carolina... then right before the rose bowl, iowa took down michigan state. now the cyclones bring the trend full circle... with their win against number one oklahoma. new a-p rankings come out next week. up next for the cyclones... tcu... they meet them on the road saturday. tip off is at three. but first... iowa takes on rutgers thursday night.
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coming up next, david geiger joins us with this morning's agribusiness report. plus, a music legend dies at the age of 67. the songs he's known for and the medical issues he battled before his death. and, you could have a problem with your phone, if you have one company's newest model. what the issue is and how you can
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. there are two democratic visionsfor regulating wall says it's okay to take rmillions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes,
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then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to playby the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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a new bill proposal is in the iowa legislature and aimed at helping iowa biochemicals. the renewable biochemical tax credit is geared to incentivize building new production facilities that use co-products from renewable fuel production, which would extract chemicals like glycerin from plants and turn them into a variety of products like cleaning detergent. it is not aimed at food or fuel production but credits five cents per pound of renewable chemicals produced in a given year, giving a total of a million dollars a year for companies less than five years old, half a million for those older. a business can only use this five times and the proposal lasts 10 years. it's placed under the iowa economic development authority's business tax credit cap and proponents say it's not an increase to current business tax credits. iowa's cultivation corridor and the iowa biotechnology association partnered late last year to develop a white paper from iowa state university researchers, which found iowa could be the best positioned to get to the next frontier of bioprocessing. the iowa biotechnology association says the tax credit would add more value to agriculture. executive director joe hrdlicka says, "it capitalizes on two great resources that we already have in iowa. the abundant supply of corn affects the
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the tax credit, that make up the materials involved in the tax credit and then we have a great network of bioprocessing facilities throughout the state because of our leadership position in biofuels production." the iowa biotechnology association tried to get this tax credit last year, it passed the house but got caught up in different budget priorities. this year they've made adjustments to some of the
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aaron hernandez is in court today... as his former team
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the pro football star's appearance comes as the new england patriots attempt to sweep the a-f-c championship. hernandez is accused of killing two men following an encounter at a boston nightclub. he pleaded not guilty... last year, he was convicted of
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sentenced to life in prison. fans of the eagles are remembering a fallen member this morning... glenn frey... one of the founding members died yesterday. he formed the eagles with don henley in 19-71. frey was 67-years-old. apple is coming clean this morning about a problem with its phones... the iphone 6s. the company says there's a bug in the iphone 6s... that affects the phone's battery meter. many people have reported their phones turning off despite a full charge. the bug shows up when you change the time on your phone or move to a different time zone. apple is now working on a software update to fix it. until then... you'll find directions for a temporary fix are on their website. we know police officers are in for a tough job when they put on their badge each day...
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how tough it is. coming up, where you can step into the shoes of those who serve and protect our city streets. still smoldering... fort dodge
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