tv Local 5 News at Five WOI February 1, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm CST
jack good evening and welcome to local 5 news, home of we are iowa dot com. i'm jack miller. stephanie and i'm stephanie angleson. glad you're joining us on this caucus night. stephanie: the big day is finally here, and in just a few hours we should know the winners of the iowa caucuses. stephanie: local 5 has you covered at dozens of sites to give you context and perspective. from the republicans to the democrats on this historic night.. we're live across the state. jack: we start with the man who made a huge comeback and is fighting for a win tonight against hillary clinton. local 5's brittney hibbs is with democrat bernie sanders at the holiday inn airport hotel. brittney, i imagine bernie's crowd is pretty boisterous. brittney:: (adlib, scene setter, toss to soundbyte) we caught up with senator on the campaign trail. and asked about getting milennials out to
there is something wrong when if we don't turn this economy around young people will likely have a lower standard of living than there parents. you people all over this state and this country are struggling with student debt and there are many others who cannot afford higher education and the best educated workforce. which is why i strongly agree colleges and university should be tuition free." brittney::: (adlib) jack: the other two
hillary clinton and martin o'malley. both have spent their last day on the iowa caucus campaign trail near des moines. o'malley is encouraging his supporters to "stay strong" in their caucus locations, while clinton is telling voters that, unlike bernie sanders, she has a more realistic vision for the country. " clinton: "i know how you get things done. i am a progressive who wants to make progress and actually produce results in people's lives. that's what i'm offering. i'm not over-promising. i'm laying out the plans that i have. i'm asking people to look at them and i'm asking people to hold me accountable." "o'malley: fight for viability and fight for the country that you carry in your heart." "there is no place on the planet that plays a greater role in determining the trajectory of this race than here in iowa." stephanie: on the other side of the ticket, republican front-runner donald trump is in west des moines tonight for a gathering with caucus- goers. jack:
is in the hawkeye state, and has been campaigning for him over the last several days. local 5's elias johnson is stuck outside of the hotel, still waiting for security. jack: (adlib trump's lack of campaign organizaiton, security problems with the press, change of locations at the last minute, etc. stephanie: (adlib) stephanie: center of the stephanie:
political universe tonight, and a lot of the coverage can be full of glitz and glam. the caucuses have attracted big name celebrities and national media. but in other parts of the state, the first decisions happen in some pretty unexpected places. local 5's nikki davidson is live in rippey to tell us more. " " out where its quiet... and there's more silos then traffic signals. come monday night... some will leave the beaten path... for a dirt road... that leads here. (yes we're very excited) to where mary weaver is baking up a big patch of "donkey bars"... a democratic snack... for the democrats that will be making a
nikki: this is one of iowa, where the caucus happens in a living room. (we have three delegates that will be coming out of this caucus) that means friends and neighbors will gather of four groups to uncommitteed. 54:43:09 i think 9 out of their minds made up when they come arleady. its the fourth time the their home up for a in 2008... (he got the most delegates, obama did) their pick headed to the whitehouse.. (white board) but why the living room location? for small town comfort. 1:01:51 we do it just because we're so rural, we'd be driving 20, 30 miles 1:02:05 we're doing it as a convience for us and our neighbors. the way democrats caucus... (papers) by actually moving across the room to form groups to support a candidate means nothing is left unsaid...(marker) political differences are actually the center of attention.... and there are a lot of opinions... support a candidate means nothing is left unsaid...(marker) political differences are actually the center of attention....
opinions... 56:57:02 that part makes it interesting and fun. but when a caucus is in living room... at the end of the day... they've all still got to live next to each other. 54:23:05 you know each other, may be neighbors may see each other in the grocery store, so its very civil. we're all iowa nice. stephanie: the caucus actually started out this way... happening in people's living rooms... but today out of 1600 total caucus locations... only five happen in right now there voters rural district number three... expecting about caucus night. caucusing begin until 7 pm democrats and republicans. but because of the excitement of the election, many people are getting off work early today and heading straight precinct let's go out to a here in des moines where gathering. local 5's claire powell is at the raccoon river park nature lodge. claire, how is it
the youngest iowans get involved in the excitement. sabrina next... it's a record breaking amount of candidates who want you to get out caucus in less than 2 hours. and we are your local election headquarters. i'm sabrina ahmed and i'm amanda krenz... joined by dr steffen schmidt... we will be here all night giving you perspective along with real time
results and reaction.. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
meteoroliowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa."
stephanie: now let's go out to your local election headquarters with local 5's sabrina ahmed and amanda krenz. they are joined by political analyst and i-s-u professor dr. steffen schmidt to give us more insight on tonight's caucus predictions. amanda and sabrina? sabrina:: amanda:: steffan: (adlib on caucus predictions) stephanie/lam
and amanda. of course....your local election headquarters is local 5 news. we'll continue our live coverage from caucus central coming up at 6. then, we'll have expert analysis and insight at 6:30 as you're getting ready to head to caucus during our "this week in iowa" political show special. and our continuous live coverage of the caucuses and the results begins at 7 p.m. and goes until we know
who's won. stephanie: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad ((ad lib weather joins us now..
weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad: weather adlib: put script here in green a blizzard and winter storm warning remain in effect for
many areas of western, northern and central iowa late tonight into tuesday night. we had a mild, dry day in central iowa, but that is all for mostly cloudy skies and a few light rain showers possible southern iowa this evening, but traveling should not be affected for caucus- some snow showers
should not see any snow until well after midnight. it looks like our best chance for snow in the metro will be from 3 am to about 9 am tuesday. this is when we could have some heavy, wet snow falling with several inches accumulating very quickly. because our temperatures will be above freezing during this event, i think we are looking at 3-6" possible in polk county with higher amounts north and west of here and lower amounts south iowa will mainly see morning and then some afternoon sun tuesday with highs in worst of this storm
warning is posted. snowfall of 6-12" is likely along with tuesday. the snowfall noon in the metro tuesday, but will continue to fall across northern iowa into the afternoon. rain/snow showers back in the metro for the evening commute, but hopefully our temps will still be in the mid 30s so roads won't be too bad at that time. colder, drier weather will be pushing in here for the rest of week, but they will moderate a bit for the weekend. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! we'll be right back. jack:/ stephanie:
northern and central iowa late tonight into tuesday night. we had a mild, dry day in central iowa, but that is all about to change. look for mostly cloudy skies and a few light rain showers possible for central and southern iowa this evening, but traveling should not be affected for caucus- goers. nw iowa may see some snow showers later tonight after 10 pm, but the metro should not see any snow until well after midnight. it looks like our best chance for snow in the metro will be from 3 am to about 9 am tuesday. this is when we could have some heavy, wet snow falling with several inches accumulating very quickly. because our temperatures will be above freezing during this event, i think we are looking at 3-6" possible in polk county with higher amounts north and west of here and lower amounts south and east. in fact, se iowa will mainly see just rain in the morning and then some afternoon sun tuesday with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. meanwhile, the worst of this storm will impact northwestern iowa where a blizzard warning is posted. snowfall of 6-12" is likely along with strong ne winds of 15- 30+ mph throughout tuesday. the snowfall will be tapering off by noon in the metro tuesday, but will continue to fall across northern iowa into the afternoon. there could be a few wrap around rain/snow showers back in the metro for the evening commute, but hopefully our temps will still be in the mid 30s so roads won't be too bad at that time. colder, drier weather will be pushing in here for
the rest of week, but they will moderate a bit for the weekend. brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! we'll be right back. thanks, brad! we'll be right back. (sabrina and amanda adlib
sabrina: sabrina the iowa caucuses arent just for grown ups these days amanda: just for grown ups these days amanda: that's right, even elementary students are that's right, even elementary students are taking part. local 5's claire powell shows you how instead of candidates, they're voting on something sweeter. " "trump, hillary clinton,
another presidential election" everyone in hillis elementary is learning about caucuses in a sweet way. "what were doing today, is teaching younger students about caucuses but instead of using candidates, we're going to be using cookies" "what did you vote for? chocolate chip" "vote for? mm you must've liked it yours is gone!" "i have to say i voted for m & m" similar to republicans, students hear from "candidate captians" campaigning for four nominees... "if youve ever tried a vanilla wafer, hope you have a great morning and remember to vote for lorna doone" then cast their ballot and of course, taste test. "whole point is beginning introduction to them, using the cookies make it easy to relate to and something fun to go with it" at the end, all votes are tallied up- with the winner visibily prevailing. "i feel like mm might go down and sugar might take the lead" "sugar cookie and m&m, yeah, ok'" but it's not all about cookies. its about learning the processes and the candidates. "one of the democrats is hilary clinton, republican is carly
and as always- "hillary clinton might win. republican? donald trump but i donald trump but i hope not." from hillis elementary "what did you vote for? m&m" claire powell "thank you for coming." local 5 news we are iowa. " sabrina: toss to black. brad/wxhang weather adlib: put script here in green a blizzard and winter storm warning remain in effect for many