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tv   Today in Iowa at 5  NBC  February 2, 2016 5:00am-5:30am CST

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and chrstorm watch.. your morning commute could be a messy one as the snow starts to fall. we're live with road conditions... and a look at when they'll be the worst. 652-'tonight the state of iowa has spoken' the votes are in... and republican ted cruz is the winner of the iowa caucuses. a breakdown of the record turnout.. and what it all means heading into new hampshire. po-213mo presidential candidate: "tonight, while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie." we've learned early this morning there is a democratic winner.
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the final hour. we'll tell you just how many votes she won by. it's tuesday, february second. today in iowa starts now.... a blizzard warning is in effect
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moines metro. moderate to heavy snow is expected at times and wind speeds will increase as well. winds will be strong from the north-northeast at 20 to 30 mph, gusts to 40 mph. this will create very difficult driving conditions all day through the start of wednesday. a winter storm warning is in effect for those southwest and southeast of des moines until 6 am wednesday. the snow will continue to strengthen during the morning commute. the heaviest snow in the metro will fall before 1 pm. heavy snow will continue in northwest iowa through the day. totals will be in the 3 to 6" range through central iowa, including des moines, with totals 8" + in northwest iowa. southeast iowa will see mainly rain. blowing snow will continue to be a problem mainly in northwest iowa through early wednesday morning. it will be drier and calmer through the end of the week with day time
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first on 13... we're tracking that storm as it heads towards the metro this morning... here's a look at the road conditions right now. as you can see, all roads are looking normal in des moines. but that is expected to change in the next hour or so. we have team coverage this morning tracking the storm... and josh ngyen is at the airport... as all the reporters and people in town covering the caucuses are trying to get out.. we'll check in with them a little later in the show. but first... the iowa caucus wrapped last night... or early this morning... in historic fashion. republican party reps reported record turnout... meanwhile democrats spent all night tracking the closest race in iowa democratic caucus history here's a look at the results as of this morning. we're waiting on one final precinct, but as of 2:45 am...
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call... hillary clinton brings in less than half a percentage point more than bernie sanders for the win... clinton with 49.9 percent. sanders with 49.5 percent. that's a difference of just five votes. martin o'malley brought in one percent with just 8 votes. for the republicans, another relatively tight race. ted cruz takes the lead with 28 percent. donald trump falls 4 percent behind him with 24 percent. and marco rubio surges nearby at 23 percent. ben carson 9 percent. rand paul 5 percent. jeb bush 3 percent. carly fiorina 2 percent. john kasich 2 percent. mike huckabee 2 percent. chris christie 2 percent. rick santorum 1 percent. jim gilmore 0 percent. for two of those candidates, their race to the white house is over. low support has caused both
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democrat martin o'malley to pull out of the race. huckabee won the iowa caucus in 2008 but never polled high this round. today the candidates turn their attention to new hampshire... it's next up in the early voting primary is now fast approaching. voters there will show their support february ninth... that's just one week away. the caucus crowd filters out today as significant snow threatens the state. channel 13's josh nguyen joins us now live from the des moines international airport. josh, this is a day staff there have been nervous about for a while... des moines airport travel: a lot of planning go into today's travel. staff knew this day was going to be busy. they got in around 430. it's all hands on deck. staff are very worried about weather. flights to denver have canceled
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snow, but the runway will be clear visibility the landing environment. if it is a mix. ice is harder to handle and runway. you can only de-ice just before take off. not one empty seat for today... over sold by 90 seats. delta and american upgraded to bigger planes. also asked for priority handling. traffic control. keep des moines flowing be here 90 minutes before have extra staff to handle returns. extra tsa staff. working on this 6 months ago. if flights cancel
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the results didn't come in until earlier this morning... but hillary clinton declared victory last night before the race was called. as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief.. thank you, iowa! we now know her instincts were correct. supporters gathered on drake's campus last night to welcome her. clinton was the presumed democratic nominee when she first jumped into the race for president. but last night, democratic caucus-goers were split nearly equal her and bernie sanders. the democratic party later confirmed her as the winner... she is
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meanwhile ted cruz left last night with more certainty. nats cheering the republican winner celebrated with supporters at the iowa state fairgrounds last night. he credits his win in iowa to his strong ground game. he completed the 'full grassley' visiting all of iowas 99 counties finishing up in jefferson before the caucuses. cruz says he made it a point to talk one- on-one with voters. he told the crowd he will continue to push forward on his conservative republican is the next president. 628 'tonight is victory for the grassroots, tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation.645 cruz pulled in over 51 thousand
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he says he's ready to continue the forward momentum. donald trump's iowa strategy didn't pay off as well as many hoped... business mogul turned candidate donald trump drew large crowds to his events during his campaign... but that didnt translate into a caucus victory. despite the record breaking turnout last night, trump placed a disappointing second. still, he says he loves iowa. ill be back many, many times... may buy a farm here i love it okay thank you trump holds a large lead in new hampshire... he says will win the partys
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most elementary students will tell you how much they look school field trips. but for some, disabilities can sometimes hold them back from getting to join in on the fun. still ahead...we'll show you how a volunteer stepped up to make sure two
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behind on a school
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a blizzard warning is in effect today for those north and west of the des moines metro. moderate to heavy snow is expected at times and wind speeds will increase as well. winds will be strong from the north-northeast at 20 to 30 mph, gusts to 40 mph. this will create very difficult driving conditions all day through the start of wednesday. a winter storm warning is in effect for those southwest and southeast of des moines until 6 am wednesday. the snow will continue to strengthen during the morning commute. the heaviest snow in the metro will fall before 1 pm. heavy snow will continue in northwest
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totals will be in the 3 to 6" including des moines, with totals 8" + in northwest iowa. southeast iowa will see mainly to be a problem mainly in northwest iowa through early wednesday morning. it will be drier and calmer through the end of the week with day time
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coming up next....a fifth grade chance to hit the slopes this week. but for students with mobility challenges, they almost couldn't go. luckily one man took the day off work to volunteer, giving those students an
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school field trips can be the best part of going to school for children... but students with disabilities can sometimes be left behind. in minnesota... two students with mobility challenges were able to participate in a class ski trip thanks to adaptive skis and helpful volunteers.
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"we're going skiing!" hayle and skylar are both fifth graders... they are beyond excited to hit the slopes with their friends. the two girls are disabled and get to participate with a special adaptive ski. parents of children with disabilities say this is a special outing because they don't always get to go. "they get left behind quite a bit, it better now than what it used to be for sure" craig dummer is a volunteer with hope inc. he doesn't have any children participating in the field trip or that are disabled... but he took the day off from his job so hayle and skylar could come. "what a great opportunity to take the day off, it's our first day on the hill this year so a lot of energy and excitement, so i was happy to come out and help" the adaptive ski costs roughly about $4,000 and weighs about 60 pounds. dummer along with other volunteers must be trained to use it. the volunteer controls the speed and steers the ski. dummer says king off was well worth e experience. eeing the smiling faces of the ds coming down and hearing their voritea, if it's coming wn the hill or t ride up the air lift" mother za says the volunteers are angels and happy her ughter codve normalcy. "to see the looks in their eyes en they come do the hill, 's really priless and there really are wordsreporter: "how happy are you to here with your class?" hayle: "so happ.dummer says he hopes to work
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dummer says he hopes to work with detroit mountain to teach more volunteers how to use adaptive skis in order to accommodate more
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