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items the centers for medicare and medicaid services or c-d-c identified as necessary, in or order to be able to switch. 'we do believe we have met the 16 items and they are completed two of them are being monitored right now with cms and that is our network as it continues to grow and the implementation of the training and support that we providing to the case management organizations and with our mcos to ensure the smooth transition with case management as we go live march 1st.' but some lawmakers aren't convinced.... 'if i called cms would they say everything is ready to go and marked completed and were going to move forward march first, couldnt speak for cms i dont know how they would respond what i do know is that we have agreed we really dont know, we believe were ready march 1st.' and are concerned some iowans may need more information and time
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smoothly.... 'i continue to care, we all do, who are the least among this group, the marginalized, the disabled, this is going to be a real challenge and i want to do this the right way.' both directors assured committee members they're doing everything to make sure the march first transition is a smooth one...and even offered to meet one-on-one with lawmakers who have specific concerns about individual constituents and doubts about the switch. one of the insurers once tapped as one of the providers under the new system, is dropping it's lawsuit against the state. wellcare's contract with the state was terminated in december, over concerns about unfair bidding practices. the company had filed a suit to challenge that decision, and get back the contract. but today
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on the presidential campaign trail.... donald trump is calling out the iowa republican party and its chairman due to the results of the iowa caucus.. if they had a strong leader in iowa in terms of the republican party, jeff is a good guy perhaps he's not strong, i don't know. but what cruz did was a fraud and they should overturn that election." trump accused ted cruz of stealing a victory in the iowa caucuses by spreading rumors that ben carson dropped out of the race. cruz won the caucuses.... trump placed second. trump says the results should be nullified or a new election should take place because of those rumors. we called leaders at the iowa republican party, but they did not return our calls. a portion - a small portion - of the 6- million dollars donald trump is donating to charity from his veteran's rally in january has made its way to a des moines shelter. a check for 100-thousand dollars arrived at des moines' central
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trump held the rally instead of attending the republican debate prior to the iowa caucuses. the u-s supreme court is honoring justice antonin scalia... in a court tradition dating back to the 19th century, black wool has been draped over the late judge's courtroom chair, the court bench and the door leading into the courtroom. scalia died saturday at age 79. a source close to his family tells c-n-n there will be a public viewing for scalia on friday. his funeral will be held on saturday. tonight the iowa supreme court will take up the wrongful death member. paul gray's family claims his result of doctor daniel baldi over prescribing painkillers. a lower court cleared baldi of wrongdoing but gray's family appealed to the state supreme court. arguments will be heard in a special open evening session. it starts at seven tonight... in the judicial branch building. a monroe county man is in jail... accused of sexually abusing his two
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the sheriffs office says the alleged abuse was reported on february 4th. 30 year old justin stickrod is now charged with child endangerment and first degree sexual abuse. he appeared in court this morning for a preliminary hearing and remains in the monroe county jail. urbandale police say they are looking for a seventeen year old in connection with an officer involved shooting at a hotel. a material witness warrant was issued for kiara olson.. investigators say she could provide more information about what happened. officers were called to the holiday inn on saturday morning on a drug complaint. investigators say during a fight, ali yahia fired at officers... police returned fire...hitting and killing him. three officers are now on administrative leave. a 36-year old ida grove man is wanted on attempted murder charges. the sac county sheriff's office says jeremy werneburg hit another man with his car on sunday night in carnarvon. paramedics took the victim to the hospital with serious injuries. werneburg has ties to the ida grove, wall lake, carroll and humboldt areas. a dog gave his life to save its owners during a robbery in
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the weekend. a waterloo couple says a group of men broke into their home early saturday morning. one of them hit the woman... and that's when the dog stepped in to protect her. one of the intruders shot the dog... which later died... but the woman's boyfriend credits the dog for saving them. an indianola man had a brush with death...after falling through the ice at lake ahquabi over the weekend. rick rauzi was snowshoeing and taking pictures of geese sunday morning... when the ice gave way. it took 20 minutes for nearby ice fishermen to hear his cries for reach rauzi and kept him afloat until indianola firefighters arrived and pulled him to safety. the 58 year old says he's never been more scared in his life.. 03:12:40 couldn't feel my hands anymore. i was starting to get drowsy. my core temperature went down to 80 i thought i was going to die. not be melodramatic , but i said to my kids 57 rauzi was released from the
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he says the doctors were amazed at how well he was doing after being in the water for so long. we usually see snow in february... but today.. we saw rain... chief meteorologist ed wilson joins us now... ed.. how much rain fell today? it's been an overcast cloudy day after our morning mix move through the state. more than three- tenths of an inch of rain fell in des moines this morning. it will be dry tonight, but patchy fog may develop. temperatures will drop from the mid 30s this evening to the
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a country music icon is headlining an iowa music festival this summer. willie nelson takes the stage at the hinterland music festival. singer songwriter ray lamontagne is the other headliner. also in the line-up: grace potter, cold war kids, lake street drive and more... festival is set for august 5th and 6th. it's held at the avenue of the saints amphitheater in st. charles. tickets go on sale friday. iowa state is marking a milestone this week... it's been feeding students in need, for five years... coming up, how this student run food pantry is making a difference for cyclones both on and off campus...
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and it's a big night for cyclone basketball star, georges niang... how he could break a record set by of his former coach, fred hoiberg. and 20-16 isn't shaping up the way the state patrol had hoped. why it's already been such a deadly year on iowa's roads.... and what
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it's been a dangerous start to the year for drivers on iowa roads. the iowa state patrol says its responded to almost 800 accidents since the start of 20-16...
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20:18 i think the big thing is that it's so unpredictable, you can say des moines is right on the verge, five miles north of des moines it could be pure snow and five miles south it could be wet. 20:29 the iowa state patrol counts 35 deadly accidents already in 2016. that's up 40-percent from 20-15. and in those fatal accidents, 40- percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt. winter driving conditions also change quickly.... roads can be clear... while bridges and overpasses are icy. troopers say there's a lot you can do to prepare for those conditions. 20:44 you just pay attention to the road signs around the metro, the dot has 31 message boards set up. so pay attention to that. keep a light foot on the pedal 20:52 you don;t have to go the speed limit. take your time 20:55 sergeant nathan ludwig also says check your tires. you may need to switch to snow tires... that have tread to handle winter driving conditions. the city of ames will discuss possible problems with a major
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a consulting group is asking people to name the five biggest issues along the lincoln way corridor. they'll identify the top three projects along the route. there will be a neighborhood meeting on lincoln way on march 2nd and another meeting march 3rd for businesses. top global oil exporters, including russia and saudi arabia, agreed today to freeze output in order to control a global glut.... and that could impact the price you pay at the pump. the group gathered in qatar this morning. they acknowledged the deal is contingent on other producers cooperating... and iran was notably absent from the meeting. the oil ministers held their highest- level discussion in months on joint action to help prices recover from their lowest in more than a decade. oil prices have been declining for more than 18 months, knocking crude below 30 dollars a barrel for the first time in over a decade. the average price for a gallon of gas in iowa, is 1-67... that's a penny more than yesterday... but still about 50-cents lower than what we were paying this time
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george niang could make history in ames tonight.. iowa state takes on baylor... but niang needs just four points to become the cyclones third all time leading scorer...passing his former coach, fred hoiberg. tip off is set for 8 p-m in
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brenton skating plaza, one skater, melting ice. overcast skies will hold tight over central iowa tonight. some patchy fog will develop by early morning. temperatures will drop to the mid-20s. wednesday may begin with a few flurries along a cold front moving in. expect to see a little more sunshine by wednesday afternoon with temperatures again in the upper 30s. there will be a significant warm up for the end of the week with highs in the mid to upper 50s. plan on slushy roads and lots of mud with all of the melting this
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the hungry college student is a stereotype... but it turns out, many college students are food insecure... coming up... how iowa state students are making sure their fellow classmates don't go without a meal... and what they've noticed in the first five years of it's food pantry
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"it is our 5th year of existence at iowa state. we're pretty excited to celebrate and let people know who we are." a student run food pantry celebrates five years of serving the cyclone community. and to mark the big birthday, the organization wants to give even more to others. channel 13's megan reuther shares how. the story is new at five. @6:38 "ok, we'll deal with that." you'll find lots of food... @55:31 "mac and cheese, ramen." lining the shelves of this office.... @8:13 "this looks like some good soup too." in the food sciences building at iowa state university. @50:34 "we are the shop, and it stands for students helping our peers." a group of food science and human nutrition students opened the
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@51:32 "they just really wanted to reduce any prevalence of hunger on campus and so they saw the need for some students that live off campus or don't have a meal plan." now, 230 volunteers help in various ways. at first, the shop served about 10 students a week. now, it's up to ninety. @4:08 "i think just having it easily accessible for students knowing that it's anonymous. no one is going to shame them for coming here. i think it's really important they have that option." standup@15:59 "to celebrate the shop's 5th birthday, the organization is hosting a campus wide food drive. they've put bins out at 5 locations throughout campus for some items they really want to collect." @55:20 "granola bars, fruit snacks, chips. you know things college students actually really enjoy and eat." they're also looking for cereal, oatmeal and soup, along with toiletries and other non-food items. @56:10 "an item that's interesting that had been requested is diapers and things
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families that live off campus that maybe students as well that could use that." the goal is to help fellow students in a time of need. @5:07 "for the most part, i think people are glad to just have this to make sure, be happy that dinner probably won't cost too much tonight and make sure they have a little extra funds at the end of the month to help with college." in ames, megan reuther, channel 13 news. in addition to the food drive, the shop will have an open house on thursday from three to six. it's located at 2616 in the food sciences building. anyone who donates two non perishable food or personal care items will get a shop t-shirt, while supplies last, stick around, we'll get another
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here's what we're working on for the channel 13 news at six... iowa senator charles grassley is weighing on the nomination of the
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what he said about whether or not president obama should pick antonin scalia's replacement... and possibly blocking a nominee... then tonight at ten..... a former des moines firefighter is now battling to prolong his own life after being injured on the job. what procedure he hopes can do just that and how his former co-worker are pitching in to help. finally tonight... little kids will soon be riding in style. their parents, don't even have to be behind the wheel... radio flyer, which makes the famous little red wagons and tricycles, announced that it will begin shipping mini tesla model 's' cars for kids. the list price - 4-hundred-99 dollars each. the one-seater cars were created for kids between the ages of three to eight. they include working headlights, a so called "spacious interior" and a trunk in the front of the car. it can also reach a top speed of
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pre-orders are now open and the
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breaking news tonight. slamming trump. president obama comes out swinging late today. a harsh attack on the gop front-runner and firing back in a blockbuster battle over the supreme court. buried and blown away by record snow and a ferocious tornado outbreak. a massive storm stretching over 1,000 miles. to catch a serial killer. the grim sleeper trial in los angeles after a decade-long cold case mystery. how a bite of pizza may have caught an infamous murderer. slashing the price of prescription drugs by as much as 95%. how people are going around their insurance companies and saving big money. and the fur is flying. the competition is fierce and we're behind the scenes as the best on four legs compete for


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