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state hands to the control of three out of state companies. that's happening officially on april 1st. the governor says it'll save the state money to do it this way. stephanie but now-- all the people who didn't want this to happen in the first place, are turning their attention to another goal. they want to make sure there's proper oversight on the new way medicaid will be run. stephanie: today, a senate subcommittee that's looking at how to oversee the program, to ensure it maintains its integrity had a packed house in its meeting room. around 20 people testified about their concerns, including the fact that the changes are happening too quickly. others say the process could leave many members who seek out of state services out to dry, and keep the money away from people who really need it. jack/1shot: again, 560- thousand iowans on medicaid will be affected by this change. and some of the most vulnerable, the disabled, are worried about what this means for their future. local 5's sabrina ahmed caught up with them, at the capitol today. " bus loads of medicaid
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givers came to the capitol today to talk to their legislators... the all have their own stories and personal struggles.. but there is one common thread.. they want oversight of the medicaid privatization that was approved this week. as karen muters talks to one of her three kids she brought with her to the capitol... she has one thing on her mind. 14:58:16 "there isn't anyone who's been able to give us concrete answers." she has adopted nine kids who are all medicaid recipients.. some live in group homes, others with her.. it's a lot to juggle. and now everything is going to change. 13:24:01 "is really a complicated system for them now." while she doesn't like the change, she realizes it's inevitable, so now she has one goal--get everyone to the table to make sure it works. 14:33:19 "we need to have representatives of the beneficiaries, we need to have parents, we need to have provisers."
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well. 2:11:17 "from what hte mco says--they have all welfare in their his son is severely disabled.. also living in a group home. boy-- and he's got a speech, limitied, about 130 words, but we understand each other perfectly." level of help, he that's what this whole group is here doing today. 6:20:24 "we want to go beyond what seems to be party politics." because not having option. sabrina ahmed, local 5 news. we are iowa. " jack: the organizer of this "medicaid rally" day at the capitol is a face you'll recognize... former governor chet culver. he's back after years out of politics since he lost his re- election bid to terry branstad in 2010. there's been some speculation that
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up to run for state office again, perhaps for congress or even governor. he's been holding townhall meetings about this medicaid change-over for the last few weeks. stephanie/ram: did bumps and bruises to a woman's body happen before or after her death? that was the big question today in court stephanie: in the trial of alexander fazzino. he is charged with murder in the death of his wife, emily fazzino, who was found dead in the bathtub of her boone county home back in 2012. he say she fell and drowned, and had a prescription drug problem. seven witnesses took the stand today, including some people who were on scene the night she died. they were police and medics. emily's body was found to have marks on her neck and bruising on her head. but her husband's defense attorney is trying to make the point that e-m-s could've made the markings during c-p-r and transport. there was also testimony about alexander fazzino's demeanor the day emily died. one police officer said he never saw tears in his eyes, even though he appeared to be sobbing.
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explained what emily's mom told him she thought happened to her daughter. officer korie barber- boone police dept. "she was adament mr. fazzino had murdered her daughter" : stephanie: now even though the death happened in boone county, the trial has been moved to winneshiek county, a change in venue because of how many people knew this family. emily fazzino's grandfather founded the fareway grocery store chain, her dad is the former c-e-o. local five's claire powell will be covering the trial for us in winneshiek county. look for a live report coming up on local five news at six. that will include testimony from the couple's nanny, who says the couple had a rocky relationship. they had recently filed for divorce. jack/lam: president obama is now saying it will be quote "difficult" for republicans to explain any attempt to block a supreme court nomination. the president's comments come a day after republicans on the senate judiciary committee wrote a letter vowing not to have any hearings on the president's choice to replace justice antonin scalia. " ( president obama ) "i recognize the politics are hard for them, because the easier thing to do is to give in
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party and stand pat and do nothing, but that's not our job. our job is to fulfill our constitutional duties."" jack: as chairman of the senate judiciary committee, iowa senator chuck grassley has been facing criticism over this decision to block any hearings. he says history shows president obama shouldn't even present a nominee. people in abraham lincoln's time didn't have to have that concern, that they didn't hold it, is because the president had enough respect for the american people to wait for their decision. abraham lincoln, in a like situation, didn't nominate anyone until after he
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jack: grassley will be meeting with president obama, early next week. grassley says he , quote, "welcomes the opportunity" to explain his position to wait for the next president, before the supreme court justice is picked. jack: metro commuters-- you'll want to hear this! stephanie: we got word about a special traffic enforcement project happening on i- 235 tomorrow. now police don't usually tell us where or when exactly, but we know it is along i-235 in the metro. you'll see more than usual, keeping an eye on speeders. it's part of an effort by by the central iowa traffic safety task force. stephanie: coming up -- ones who know before the big night. meet the people envelopes at the oscars. jack: we'll recap in nevada, next. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa."
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despite a third straight victory, donald trump isn't going any easier on his republican challengers. stephanie: after sweeping the nevada caucuses last night, trump is throwing more punches at senator ted cruz. jack: and the democratic candidates are now just three days away from their next contest in south carolina. after celebrating a landslide victory in nevada... (sot trump) i grab and grab and i get greedy i want money money. now we're going to get greedy for the united states and grab and grab and grab. a tamer donald trump today before an audience of evangelicals christians in virginia. (sot trump) just before 12:58:40 i've got to be a good person today. at least for the next hour. still, trump couldn't hold back his mounting attacks on senator ted cruz... (sot trump) ted cruz gave us obamacare. boo. no really cruz and marco rubio-- coming in neck-and- neck for the second contest in a row-- are now lobbing the same criticism at the frontrunner. (sot cruz) if donald became
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he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do. (sot rubio) donald hasn't outlined anything he's gonna do. trump picks up his first two endorsements today from current members of congress. on the democratic side-- hillary clinton gained the endorsement of senate minority leader harry reid. (sot clinton) (drop in bite from today here) with clinton is heading into this weekend's south carolina primary with a dominant lead... bernie sanders is already looking ahead to the next contests on super tuesday. (sot sanders) the inevitable the inevitable candidate now. i think to win it. stephanie: states and 1 head to the on super tuesday... a critical day for and republicans. jack this gem in our facebook feed today. raygun, the east village shop known for its funny t-shirt slogans, posted
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piece of work. the shirt says: make america poorly-educated again. that's a reference to a line from donald trump's nevada victory speech last night where he specifically noted the "poorly educated" as one of the demographic groups that helped propel him to victory. jack: alright time to check in with chief meteorologist brad edwards in the weather center now... brad ((ad lib weather toss))
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independent weather experts"
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the gulf coast was hit by dangerous was hit by dangerous weather overnight. more than a dozen twisters carved a path of destruction across parts of louisiana, mississippi and florida. at least three people were killed. some small towns are now rubble. jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib) brad: weather adlib: we have had a lot of clouds around this week, but sunnier and warmer days are coming! we will still have to deal with clouds tonight and part of tomorrow through. look for mostly cloudy skies again tonight with a few snow showers out west early on and some flurries possible here later. temperatures will fall back into the 20s, but the winds will still be pretty strong, so it will feel like the 10s. thursday will be a mix
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those nw winds will still keep our temps down a bit again with highs in the mid 30s expected. friday is when things start to really turn around in our favor with more sunshine expected by the afternoon hours here along with some milder 40s for highs. it only gets better from there with saturday being the pick of the week! it looks like we will start off cool saturday morning, but then have a sunny day with highs in the low 60s for central iowa while sw iowa may get close to 70! the warm weather will continue into sunday morning, but a cool front will hold us back in the afternoon, so highs will be back in the 50s, which is still real nice! there could be a few light rain showers sunday night in northern iowa, but not much is expected here. next week will start off nice monday, but rain and snow will be more likely tuesday as march may be coming in think we will see mostly rain in the locations to our snow into wednesday
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will watch it closely! brad/wxhang have to deal with part of tomorrow through. look for mostly cloudy skies again tonight with a few snow showers out some flurries possible here later. back into the 20s, but pretty strong, so it will feel like the 10s. thursday will be a mix of sun and clouds through the day, but those nw winds will down a bit again with highs in the mid 30s expected. friday is really turn around in sunshine expected by the afternoon hours here along with some milder 40s for highs. it only gets better from there with saturday week! it looks like we then have a sunny day with highs in the low 60s for central iowa while sw iowa may get close to 70! the warm into sunday morning, but a cool front will hold us back in the afternoon, so highs will be back in the 50s, which is still real nice! there could be a few light rain showers sunday night in northern iowa, but not much is expected here. off nice monday, but more likely tuesday as like a lion! right now, i think we will see mostly rain in the locations to our snow into wednesday with this system. we will watch it closely!
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(adlib) jack:/ have to deal with clouds tonight and part of tomorrow through. look for mostly cloudy skies again tonight with a few snow showers out west early on and some flurries possible here later. temperatures will fall back into the 20s, but the winds will still be pretty strong, so it will feel like the 10s. thursday will be a mix of sun and clouds through the day, but those nw winds will still keep our temps down a bit again with highs in the mid 30s expected. friday is when things start to really turn around in our favor with more sunshine expected by the afternoon hours here along with some milder 40s for highs. it only gets better from there with saturday being the pick of the week! it looks like we will start off cool saturday morning, but then have a sunny day with highs in the low 60s for central iowa while sw iowa may get close to 70! the warm weather will continue into sunday morning, but a cool front will hold us back in the afternoon, so highs will be back in the 50s, which is still real nice! there could be a few light rain showers sunday night in northern iowa, but not much is expected here. next week will start off nice monday, but rain and snow will be more likely tuesday as march may be coming in like a lion! right now, i think we will see mostly rain in the metro, but some locations to our north could see more snow into wednesday with this system. we will watch it closely! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad!
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coming up on local 5 news at five... the winners of sunday night's oscars here on local 5 is a tightly held secret. and next, we'll show you the folks who've kept those secrets so well for 82 years.
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stephanie/ram: " and the oscar goes to..." those five words keep oscar viewers on the edge of their seats every year. but the process of determining who wins an academy award is not an easy task. the vote- counting is highly involved... and surrounded by intense
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shows us. script: nats -- (ruiz & cullinan on red carpet) 1 they are the best secret-keepers in hollywood. martha ruiz and brian cullinan are set to carry those famous briefcases again... sot -- (from ceremony - burn: 2015 in corner) "the oscar goes to..." 2 ?holding the names of this year's oscar winners. sot -- martha ruiz, pwc tax partner for 82 years... price- waterhouse-coopers has counted the oscar ballots. nats -- (mailing footage) ((michael puts number over video six-thousand-two- hundred-61 sent out to voting members this year? on paper and online. sot -- brian cullinan, pwc southern california market managing partner ((animated graphics)) inside that "secret, uncisclosed location"... security is tight. there's a specialized alarm system... biometric locks... and no internet access... where a small team counts all 24 categories -- by hand. sot -- martha ruiz, pwc tax partner those 24 "winning" envelopes -- and a duplicate set -- are then loaded into two briefcases like this one. ((animated graphics)) both are locked in a safe... until oscar
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safe code... and take their briefcase. each - then traveling a different route to the oscar red carpet... escorted by l-a-p-d. sot -- brian cullinan, pwc southern california market managing partner sot -- brandi hitt, abc news correspondent last year -- as a spoof -- they even carried a third briefcase that was used by host -- neil patrick harris. and back stage -- they only hand the envelope to the presenter... seconds before the announcement. sot -- brian cullinan, pwc southern california market managing partner brandi hitt -- abc news -- los angeles. stephanie/ram: and -- to make sure the company that prints the envelopes doesn't know are... they have them print a card for every single nominee. price- waterhouse-
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correct card inside the envelope. " stephanie: and you can catch all the glitz and glamour from oscar night right here on local five starting at 3 p-m. we'll break for local five news at five, then it's right back to red carpet arrivals until the oscars start at 7:30. local five news at 10 will be bumped back to 10:30. jack/ots in sports, former cyclones coach paul rhoads has a new job. we've learned rhoads is the new defensive backs coach at arkansas. arkansas' head coach praised rhoads as bringing with him extensive experience. rhoads was fired by iowa state at the end of last season, replaced by matt campbell. jack: a big rivalry game for the hawkeyes tonight. number 8 iowa plays wisconsin in men's basketball. it's a home game in iowa city. iowa has won 16 games in a row at home... so can they keep the streak alive? we'll have your highlights tonight at 10. stephanie time for another quick break... chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with one last look at our forecast.
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breaking news tonight. we're on the scene of a deadly
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several states, homes destroyed. a dangerous night ahead from south carolina all the way up through new york. also breakingg night, the race for presidident, a donald trump, now marching to super tuesday. his landslide win in nevada. and the major republican now predicting a trump surprise. the abcews exclusive tonight. my one-on-one interview with apple's ceo, tim cook. for the first time, cook on why apple is refusing to help the fbi break into the iphone used by the san bernardino killer. new detailtonight on the pilot in that deadly chopper crash. what he was trying to do. and the famous sports reporter, the "dancing with the stars" host, erin andrew suing her stalker and a major hotel tonight. did they put the stalker right next door? her father tonight, breaking down. good evening tonight from

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