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30s and 40s with a few chances of light precip heading our way tuesday and thursday. nikki also coming up on local five news at six... it's heating up outside... and the ice is melting away. how iowans are fishing..just not on the frozen pond. nikki and championship saturday is here! high school wrestlers have their eyes on a state title. local five has a full preview of tonight's round from wells fargo arena. nikki and thousands gather in the nation's capital for a funeral. we head to washington d-c of supreme court justice lee-a) scalia. " local 5 news at 6 in hd iowa" nikki: welcome to local 5 news, i'm nikki davidson. glad you're with us tonight. nikki: it is a beautiful the metro today. perfect timing recovering from fever. at grays lake in des moines a lot of people out and about....
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... or just playing with their pets out on the trail. if yesterday was a little too windy for you, today was perfect as we kept the warm weather and dropped the winds. nikki/wxhang: and typically we bring in local 5 meteroligist bree sullivan to tell us bad news about a winter storm moving in but it's just so nice we had to have her move on over to tell us just how nice it is.... and how long we can expect this to last? bree thanks./ nikki/ots: the warmer
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temperatures mean an end to the ice fishing season... today was the deadline to remove any man-made ice sheds off of the waters, before getting fined by the d-n-r. department officials say overall, the thickness of the ice has stayed the same... but the strength of the ice has deteroriated.... they say if the ice near the shoreline is breaking down, it's usually a sign that it's all weakening. central iowa is quickly running out of places where people can go ice fishing. matt bruner, state conservation officer: "when you get down to our area here in central iowa, it's clear that the ice is deteriorated enough that we don't have ice fishermen out. we don't recommend that people being out ice skating or ice fishing on the lake, and farther south, it's even worse." nikki: coming up tonight at ten, local 5 will take you back to the lake to hear from an angler about his first day on big creek lake. we'll also have more tips on where you can still quench your thirst for ice fishing. been out on the ice? we want to hear about the ice conditions. let us know for a chance to see your comments on-air. you can post
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facebook and twitter. or send us an email or give us a call . we'd love to hear what you think! the contact information is on your screen. nikki: it's "championship saturday" in downtown des moines for high school state wrestling. several althetes have their eyes on tonight's prize as the grand march.... that is just getting underway... local 5's jacob peklo is live at wells fargo arena with more. jacob? jacob: nikki, you can feel the electricity in the air. it's hard to find a place to park downtown....and almost as hard to find a place to sit inside the arena. as a chicagoan, i appreciate the feel of this arena. you can understand why this is one of the biggest championships 42 champions will be crowned. this is one of the things iowa is known for, and now the state will soon have a new set of champions. jon will have much more on that, in just a litle bit.
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jacob thanks. and joining us now... sports director jon schaeffer ... to let us know what to watch for in tonight's championship round. jon: nikki:
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politics on the campaign trail. a winner has been announced for the democratic nevada caucus.... hillary clinton takes the number one spot... with a victory over bernie sanders. sanders and clinton were in a dead heat in the state for days... it is said that clinton relied on a strong turnout from latino voters to secure this win.
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on the republican side, the primarys take place tonight in south carolina , donald trump appears to have a big lead over ted cruz in almost every recent south carolina poll. officials expect a record turnout that will beat the 2012 numbers ... when 600 thousand voters showed up. we will catch you up on both races tonight at ten right here on local 5. nikki/1 shot: staying with politics. as many as four thousand people attneded the funeral today for the late supreme court justice antonin (ska-lee-a) scalia. vice president joe biden and his wife along with several other justices were present.. . (ska-lee-a) scalia's large family including nine children and 36 grandchildren were also there. abc/s bazi kanani is in washington with more. (nats music) into the massive basilica that has hosted 3 popes... surrounded by the symbols of the faith he held dear... justice scalia's sons symbols of the faith he held dear... justice scalia's sons carried his casket up the aisle in a final farewell. (sot - clarence thomas) hope does not disappoint because the love of god has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit that has
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a scripture reading by fellow justice clarence thomas-- closest aligned with scalia ideologically in the court. but the last mass for the outspoken conservative wasn't focused on his contributions to the law... (sot - father paul scalia) the deeper he went in his catholic faith the better a citizen and public servant he became. in his homily, justice scalia's son paul, a priest, talked about the importance of his father's christian faith... and his love for his large family. (sot - father paul scalia) sure he forgot our names at times or mixed them up (laughter). but there are nine of us. he loved us and sought to show that love. (nats - music) among the thousands in attendance countless dignitaries: vice president joe biden, former vice president dick cheney, and all 8 sitting justices on the supreme court. nats - music (sot - father paul scalia) "every funeral reminds us of how thin the veil is between this world and the next." following justice scalia's casket to his final resting place... the most cherished part of his legacy: his widow, 9 children and 36 grandchildren.
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after today's funeral, justice scalia's family and friends attended a private burial service. another memorial service will be held here in washington on march 1st. reporting from the supreme court, bazi kanani, abc news, washington. nikki: republican leaders said again friday in the washington post they don't plan to confirm the next justice until after the presidential election nikki: coming up on local 5 news at six... sweatin to the sizzle. local 5 heads out to bacon fest. nikki: "flick board fun".. a new game for the family and the tailgate. how it could be making its way to your gameroom. nikki: have a story you think we should cover? email us at: news at we are iowa dot com. or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555. we're on facebook "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" we'll be right back. you're watching local 5 news at 6 " you're watching
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nikki/ots: welcome back its probably the only time you're going to hear this.... body by bacon... the annual bacon fest is back! the is event recognized as the world's premier bacon festival. bacon lovers from around the world gathered today for bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon- inspired dishes, and even a bacon queen contest. it was all about the bacon today.
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today at baconfest we have been here celebrating our vip clients as well as hosting our employees, we have been at the kareoke bar celebrating. all those people up there singing amd just giving there glory to the bacon stage. " nikki: bands also took to the stage providing bacon lovers with music. nikki: on the other side of the coin. ve-gan fest! the alternative to baconfest, 'goodsons' in des moines hosted the event where a vegan dish got you in the door. attendees had the opportunity to inform others on animal groups and raise awarness on animal cruelty. their goal? change the mindset from "bacon" to... "macon" a difference when it comes to animal treatment. nikki/2wxhang we are iowa's most accurate weather team... meteorologist nikki/2wxhang we are iowa's most accurate weather team... meteorologist bree sullivan is here now... and bree in regards to animals, it was a great day to take a jog or a walk with the dog. bree: i'll have your forecast next
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weatherrate the independent weather experts" james/wx wall what a fantastic day of weather! hopefully you were able to get outside and enjoy it. clouds have been making their slow they will continue to increase overnight tonight with quiet and calm conditions also expected. lows will be in the 20s in northern iowa and 30s for the central and southern parts of the state. sunday morning there is a chance of some light rain and falling snow across iowa. it will not amount too
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down a bit. by tomorrow afternoon, precipitation decrease and we will see mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies to round out the weekend. highs tomorrow will be north and mostly 40s southern iowa. our quiet weather pattern continues into the work week. highs will remain slightly above average in the 30s and 40s with a few chances of light precip heading our way tuesday and thursday. nikki:
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they will continue to increase overnight calm conditions also expected. lows will be in the 20s in northern iowa and 30s for the central and southern parts of the state. sunday morning there is a chance of some light rain and falling snow across iowa. it will not amount too much, but could slow your morning plans down a bit. by tomorrow afternoon, our chances for precipitation decrease and we will see mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies to round out the weekend. highs tomorrow will be cooler in the 30s up north and mostly 40s for central and southern iowa. our quiet weather
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the work week. highs will remain slightly above average in the 30s and 40s with a few chances of light precip heading our way tuesday and thursday. march into the state. they will continue to increase overnight tonight with quiet and calm conditions also expected. lows will be in the 20s in northern iowa and 30s for the central and southern parts of the state. sunday morning there is a chance of some light rain and falling snow across iowa. it will not amount too much, but could slow your morning plans down a bit. by tomorrow afternoon, our chances for precipitation decrease
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skies to round out the weekend. highs tomorrow will be cooler in the 30s up north and mostly 40s for central and southern iowa. our quiet weather pattern continues into the work week. highs will remain slightly above average in the 30s and 40s with a few chances of light precip heading our way tuesday and thursday. nikki: nikki: we love to see your weather photos! if you capture any good pictures make sure to post them at we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! nikki: coming up on local 5 news at six... a new board game might be making its way into your living room how you can have family fun with a "flick
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" you're watching local 5 news at 6 in hd. we are iowa" nikki: welcome back. from playing bags to firing up the grill. tailgating and fun go hand in hand. but you might start finding a new item on the tailgate scene. their called "flickboards" and it's all about family fun. in a world where ipads and video games are many kids' prized posessions, jim braunschweig wanted something simplier for his family, and especially 5-year-old, brady, who loves soccer. jim says, "i google- searched soccer-type board games and there really wasn't anything out there. but i did come across a video somewhere of kids playing with nail and a quarter - some similar stuff - and, i thought, 'i could make that better' and i want to
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and then family and friends started to get interested, too. jim says, "the idea for the business started when we found out the adults liked it just as much as the kids did." so was born the adults liked it just as much as the kids did." so was born the flickboard. the name, pretty much explains it all. jim says, "you alternate turns and try to get it across - oooh, i thought you were going to score! - across their goal." sound of saw buzzing before he knew it, jim, along with his dad, jerry, were making flickboards to sell. morningside college, jim's alma mater, gave the okay to use their mustang mascot, and with the help of the university of iowa's venture school program for entrepreneurs, jim was able to get the license to use the hawkeye logo. as sports fans and local game day hot spots start to pick-up on the idea, jim hopes the uniqueness of the flickboards will make them a favorite tailgating game and a lasting piece of sports memorablillia.
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just games, but they're actually also wall art, so when you're not playing the game, we hope that these things will find a lasting place in your home or business, hanging on the wall." " nikki: that was jenna rehn-strom reporting. jim is working to rehn-strom reporting. jim is working to license more college logos - and has high school boards, as well. nikki: we'll be right back... you're
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don't forget to visit local 5 on the web. we are iowa dot com is your home for the latest in news, weather, and sports. james: what a fantastic day of weather! hopefully you were able to get outside and enjoy it. clouds have been making their slow march into the state. they will continue to increase overnight tonight with quiet and calm conditions also expected. lows will be in the 20s in northern iowa and 30s for the central and southern parts of the state. sunday morning there is a chance of some light rain and falling snow across iowa. it will not amount too much, but could slow your morning plans down a bit. by
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precipitation decrease and we will see mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies to round out the weekend. highs tomorrow will be cooler in the 30s up for central and southern iowa. our quiet weather pattern continues into the work week. highs will remain slightly above average in the 30s and 40s with a few chances of light precip heading our way tuesday and thursday. nikki/2shot thank you for spending your time with us tonight. log onto our website, we are iowa dot com for more news, weather and sports.
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