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morning... in donald trump's favor. we'll show you the latest tallies... plus tell you how trump's name is causing controversy in an unlikely place here in iowa... metro shooting.. des moines police say someone was shot near a southside elementary school last night. what detectives know so far about what happened. summer job... why the city of des moines is already hiring for the warmer months... and who they say should apply. it's wednesday, february 24th.
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first on 13... results are still morning from nevada. results are nearly counted at this clear winner. donald trump easily tops the field with 46 percent.
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in third, iowa's caucus pick -- ted cruz. he comes in just under rubio, with 21 percent. then ben carson and john kasich at a distant fourth and fifth. here in iowa, trump's name is making waves in an unlikely setting... high school basketball games... fans at monday night's dallas center game started chanting the politician's name at the opposing team -- perry. players say it was to target several latino team members... they say talk surrounding trump's alleged disdain for illegal immigrants was the fire behind it all. "things like trump, trump, trump, trying to intimidate us with the things mr. trump has said that he's going to do with immigrants and their children." "we are all aware of racism, it's alive and well in small portions but it's alive and well and it's just hurtful to see that's what they resort to. perry administrators say about 48 percent of its population is
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meanwhile, dallas center grimes' athletic director tells us he's aware of the chant and is now addressing the issue... he would not say whether that includes disciplining any students. the aclu is pushing back against a plan to get students in waukee to say the pledge of allegiance each day. monday, the district decided to expand the pledge routine through high school. aclu representatives responded yesterday, saying they're concerned free speech issues are at stake. the school's superintendent told the des moines register they offer the pledge, but no student is required to recite it. we now know the name of the man shot at an elementary school parking lot last night... it happened shortly after eight o'clock near park avenue elementary on the city's south side. police say darrius colter was shot in the upper leg - he is expected to be okay. officers canvased the area.. using flashlights to search for
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police aren't saying at this point, whether they've determined a suspect. testimony continues this morning in the murder trial for a man accused of killing his wife. 41-year-old alexander fazzino of boone is charged with first degree murder in the 2012 death of emily fazzino. fazzino claims her death was a suicide, triggered by an addiction to prescription meds. both sides agree emily did have a previous addiction... but the state is trying to show she was on the path to recovery. they argue there were no traces of opiates found in her blood following the death. they'll also try to show she was planning to leave her husband -- after police were called to their home just a week before she died. "you're going to hear that after everything settled and the police had left, emily, who was slowly getting stronger at this time, standing up to
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the defense claims emily fainted from withdrawl symptoms -- which they believe led to her accidental drowning. the state historical building is looking for a different space this morning... but not because of growth. what we know is we have a real challenge because we haven't necessarily had the funding to keep up with the square footage that we've had so there have actually been exibits that have been on display since this building opened 28 years ago workers say their current building is too big. so they're looking at reducing its size.. that would mean turning the east side of the building into green space... and opening up the south end to cafe and retail space. the change would cost 82-million dollars... organizers are hoping lawmakers approve a portion of that yet this session. des moines school teachers are asking kids to think ahead to summer this morning. they say the time is now to start searching for a summer job. channel 13's josh nguyen joins
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he is at the parks department in des moines where they hope to hire some of those kids for the summer. good morning josh. "for a lot of our students, the most challenging part of finding a job is knowing where to go and who to talk to. also, knowing what you need to take and how they can be prepared to go into applying for a job." looking to hire almost 300 seasonal summer workers. the positions will be available to younger adults and hs students. they've worked with dmps before on training students for summer jobs.the time crunch is on because they will have the training for seasonal workers over spring break. that leaves just over 2 weeks to get them to apply and pass a
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checks. "we know beyond the walls of lot of employibility skills that our students need to understand and need to have in order to be successful in college. or working or whatever the next stage of their lives is. so, we feel that them working outside of the
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reporter: "so when you hear, say, one side, saying that they'd like to wait 'til "the next president is in office to appoint a justice, what do you think about that?"
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the winds will pick up today and gust 20 to 30 mph. with the
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slightly cooler,in the upper 30s to lower 40s. winds will be even stronger on thursday with gusts near 40 mph possible. that will keep highs well into the 30s for a brief cool down. warm weather bounces back over the weekend, with highs close to 60s on
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coming up next, david geiger joins us with this morning's agribusiness report. then... a space launch from florida. and... democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders take the stage in south carolina. why what they said during speeches before their presidential bids...
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this last year a strong el nino weather event formed and iowa felt the effects. the state had a wet and mild november and december. then in january and february the weather changed to more average
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that's not very typical for the el nino event in iowa, state climatologist harry hillaker says there really isn't another year this one could be compared to. the closest he found was another strong el nino event back in 1982. that had a fully mild winter; a cool, wet spring; and then a hot, dry summer. looking into spring of 2016, hillaker says it's hard to predict with confidence. in terms of temperatures there are just historical tendencies. he says, "very often, the spring season has been on the warmer side of usual maybe 60-65 percent of the time and the summer months, much warmer more often yet than that. maybe 70-75 percent of the time with el nino. our summer season has been on the warmer side of usual." hillaker says on the precipitation predictions, just about anything is possible, but it tends to be on
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our top story... new information this morning on a shooting at a des moines elementary school parking lot. it happened last night near park avenue elementary on the city's south side. police are now saying darrius colter was shot in the upper leg. police have yet to name a suspect. results are still pouring in this morning from nevada.... but the winner is clear. donald trump easily tops the field with 46 percent. the real fight was for second... it appears marco rubio will take it. ted cruz comes in at a close third. ben carson and john kasich follow... failing to reach double digits. as republicans faced off in nevada.. democrats took turns
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political hot seat. last night's cnn town hall debate had hillary clinton and bernie sanders pleading their case to voters. sanders was first to take the stage. he was asked if he would release his own paid wall street speeches, as he has asked clinton to do in the past... sanders said he'd love to, but he's never done one. as for clinton, she said she's not worried about a possible subpoena for her private email account. presidential candidate"the facts are that every single time somebody has hurled these charges against me, which they've done, it's proved to be nothing and this is no different than that." "it is just not something that is going to have any lasting effect and i am not at all worried about it." the two are now focusing on south carolina, which hosts its democratic primary this weekend. we're seeing striking images of severe storm damage in florida
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several tornadoes brought utility poles and flipped cars yesterday. two people were killed in louisiana and one in mississippi as the storm moved across the gulf. forecasters say at least 20-million people across the southeast could face storms into today. and tonight, cape canaveral is prepping for another space launch. the space-x rocket is attempting to put another telecommunications satellite into orbit... once the satellite is in orbit, the rocket will attempt an experimental landing on a drone-ship.... engineers say a successful landing is not expected though. tonight's launch is set for 5:46 our time... still ahead on today in iowa... new gun law. iowa is joining dozens of other states on the new measure. we'll tell you what it will let
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metro shooting.. des moines police say someone was shot near a southside elementary school last night. what detectives know so far about what happened. presidential candidate "of course, if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country the state of nevada picks donald trump... in a big way. we'll show you the latest numbers from last night's republican caucus. trump chant.. why students at a high school basketball game are being criticized for yelling donald

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