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perhaps a trace to 1" of snow possible. it's important to remember the ground is still very warm so it's likely very little of the snow will stick around even if it falls. we generally stay around or above average through the rest of next week with a big warm up expected towards next weekend! nikki also coming up on local five news at six... the special olympics comes to des moines. how the athletes performed on the big stage.. nikki and.. camping out for mass. why one group of iowa state students is waiting out for church instead of cyclone hoops. nikki plus.. it's a great day to hit the links not only outside...but inside. we head to a golf competition inside the des moines skywalk... " local 5 news at 6 in hd starts now. we are iowa" nikki: good evening. welcome to local 5 news, i'm nikki davidson. glad you're with us. we start tonight on the political trail as the race for south carolina is on between democratic presidental candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders. polls were open for twelve hours today and just closed a few minutes ago
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carolina. the latest polling shows clinton with a lead of 25 points or more in south carolina.... what we know about the results so far is.... that there was a large african american turnout. stick with local 5 for updates. nikki/otsl: looking ahead. both parties are eyeing super tuesday.... and on the republican side, things got intense in the last g-o-p debate. cnn's victor blackwell has more. " (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "friends do not let friends vote for con artists." (donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) "he was so scared like a little frightened puppy." the rowdy republican c-n-n debate spills onto the campaign trail... and marco rubio comes out swinging....taking aim at donald trump's tweets. (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) "and i only reach two conclusions. number one, that's how they spell those words at the wharton school of business where he went. or number two, just like trump tower, he must have hired a foreign worker to do his own tweets." then a former trump rival hits back at rubio... (gov. chris christie/ (r) new jersey) "marco rubio, your campaign is almost
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punches from every angle but none of them are landing cause america has made their decision." and governor christ christie has made his decision...to endorse donald trump. (gov. chris christie/ (r) new jersey) "donald trump represents strength and marco rubio represents washington, dc." on the democratic side as polls open in south carolina... the state department releases another 15- hundred pages of hillary clinton's emails. with the final batch coming monday. (mark toner/ state dept. spokesperson) "we take our obligations to the court seriously, and are making every effort to comply with this order." and bernie sanders hopes to regain some of the momentum lost after the set-back in the nevada caucuses. (nats - rally) "bernie!!" sanders rallying in columbia and orangeburg... at the historically black college of claflin university. (nina turner/ former state senator) "you have to earn the black vote, you don't own the black vote" " nikki/1 shot: the next big
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three days away -- 13 states will be holding the voting that day. 14 hundred and sixty delegates will be up for grab. nikki: we want to know what you think of this political race as super tuesday gets closer. let us know for a chance to see your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on 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: traffic on i-235 eastbound backed up for miles late this afternoon.... three middle lanes were closed.... after mulitple problems on the road. first a car fire was reported just west of the mlk exit in the eastbound lanes.... then a personal injury accident happened shortley after near keo way... des moines police say a elderly female was injured in that accident. they expect that all lanes of traffic will reopen before 6:30 p.m. a house party in des moines ended with a man being sent to hospital suffering a stab wound early this morning... police were called to 27-33 boston avenue just after 4 a.m....
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sando was stabbed in his upper chest.... he was taken to the hospital in stable condition. no arrests have been made so far... the case is still under investigation nikki: drake university is getting a new upgrade today. the university held a private groundbraking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a 15 million dollar facility. the project will put up two new buldings. it is part of a 55 million dollar stem at drake intiative that will add two new buldings to drake's campus, renovate existing labs and class room space, and it will create six new academic programs. the project is set to be complete by july of 2017. nikki: and switching over to weather now. we are breaking records today... and luckily.... the good kind for february.... for the first time this year... we hit 70 degrees... local five meterologist sam schrier joins us now to tell us how long it's going to last... sam? nikki/1 shot : well remember
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nikki/1 shot : well remember when all those iowa state students camped out to see the cyclones play basketball at hilton? now, there's a group that's trying something similar... only they're camping out for church. around 15 to 20 students pitched
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nas) aquinas church in ames yesterday afternoon. the students say they wanted to show similar enthusiasm for their faith. throughout the night, the students played games and watched movies. they say, overall, they enjoyed the experience, even though it got a little cold. matt mitchell, isu freshman: "it got down below freezing, and yeah, it was a little rough. some of our heaters decided to go out in the middle of the night. so, yeah, other than that, it was a beautiful morning to wake up to." chris jones, isu junior: " it's kind of hard to get a lot of people the first time, but hopefully since people see that they're actually doing, hopefully it'll spark some interest and hopefully more people will come." nikki: the students say they'd like to do another campout ahead of mass, some time in april. they hope that the weather will be better and more people could attend. nikki/lam: around 60 athletes tested their skills during special olympics challenge day. about 75 volunteers joined those athletes today, for a winter competition.
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athletes have physical disabilities, which prevent them from participating without a wheelchair. for that reason... organizers adapt the games, to make it possible for everyone to play. the athletes participated in a number of individual events, like bowling and darts, but even had some team events like basketball. while many can't verbalize their emotions, organizers say you can tell they love the competition. kathy irving, director of athlete initiatives central iowa special olympics: "the joy you see in their face, it's there. this is what we do this for, so that they can enjoy and have this, and do the things their peers do." bob neswold, des moines resident: "and jeremy, what do you think? is the best part of it coming and seeing everybody? is that a yes or a no. that's a yes. yeah, we're here to see the people." nikki: the athletes in today's competition came from as far away as marshalltown. special olympics iowa has been holding the challenge competition every year since 19-94. nikki/1 shot: it was a zombie takeover today in west des moines....
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zombie invasion at the jordan creek town center.. seven zombies shuffled through the lower level to help promote dmacc's inovation week. howard berger who has won emmy's for the famous television show "the walking dead" was the lone speaker. berger also won an oscar with the walking dead. it's the seventh year of the event and goers seem to enjoy the scary costumes. "we've already scared one little kid he didn't know what was going on but for the most part people seem to be enjoying it they're taking handouts nikki: and speaking of the oscars. and you can catch all the glitz and glamour from oscar night right here on local five starting at 3 p-m tomorrow. we'll break for local five news at five thirty... 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. nikki: coming up on local 5 news at six... how does breaking out those golf clubs for the first time all year sound? it may be great outside, but we head inside to hit
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nikki: and.... preparing for paddle fishing season. we take to the western iowa rivers to reel in the big fish. " you're watching local 5 news at 6 in hd.
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nikki: welcome back. what a great day weather wise. in downtown des moines a lot of people out and about... walking... running... skateboarding and even some taking weather pictures. nikki: some may have even soaked in that great weather by heading out to the golf course. others... went indoors for a special reason... today the 31st annual skywalk golf classic was held in downtown des moines. local 5's ryan davidson took to the inside course and caught all the action. "today we have the 31st annual skywalk golf classic going on its a great event to
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indviduals are coming out they're golfing through 18 holes of minture golf i was 3 years old my first year here i'm now 27 so this will be 24 years doing this great event my dad and i have been doing this forever basically and had kind of been a feburary tradition for us i did it one other year 4 or 5 years before maybe the 1st or 2nd year they ever did it with a friend of mine and then from then on when he was born i said that was a good idea lets just try to go out and he liked golf at that point we've had some years where a ton of people were here we've had 4 courses at one time it's a little hard to get the itch around feburary to get out here again so this is
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" nikki: the event raises funds to support yearly programming for the youth of the des moines metro area. nikki/2wxhang we are iowa's most accurate weather team... meteorologist sam schrier is here now... james: i'll have your forecast next "now, we are iowa's
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independent weather experts" james/wx wall tonight we are going to remain very mild and windy with a mix of most clear and partly cloudy skies as lows fall into the 60s and then 50s for most of the night. a cold front sunday mid morning will move on through and limit our daytime highs to the upper 50s. a northwest wind with speeds between 20 and 30 mph will make it very unpleasant to be outside despite the mild temperatures. we may see a quick shower move through northern iowa with a small chance a few sprinkles to a quick shower may make it down to des moines in the middle of the day, but most of us should stay dry. monday a return of strong southwest winds and morning sunshine over our dry ground will help us accelerate our temperatures into the upper 50s and likely 60 degrees here in the metro. those warm temps will
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cold front slams through the state giving us another precipitation chance monday night with colder temperatures following. as of now it looks like we'll see rain late monday afternoon through the evening trying to turn into snow with perhaps a trace to 1" of snow possible. it's important to remember the ground is still very warm so it's likely very little of the snow will stick around even if it falls. we generally stay around or above average through the rest of next week with a big warm up expected towards next weekend! then 50s for most of the night. a cold front sunday mid morning will move on through and limit our daytime highs to the upper 50s. a northwest wind with speeds between 20 and 30 mph will make it very unpleasant to be outside despite the mild temperatures. we may see a quick shower move through northern iowa with a
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sprinkles to a quick shower may make it down to des moines in the middle of the day, but most of us should stay dry. monday a return of strong southwest winds and morning sunshine over our dry ground will help us accelerate our temperatures into the upper 50s and likely 60 degrees here in the metro. those warm temps will unfortunately be short lived as another cold front slams through the state precipitation chance monday night with colder temperatures following. as of now it looks like we'll see rain late monday afternoon through the evening trying to turn into snow with perhaps a trace to 1" of snow possible. it's important to remember the ground is still very warm so it's likely then 50s for most of the night. a cold front sunday mid morning will move on through and limit our daytime highs to the upper 50s. a northwest wind with speeds between 20 and 30 mph will make it very unpleasant to be
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may see a quick shower move through northern iowa with a small chance a few sprinkles to a quick shower may make it down to des moines in the middle of the day, but most of us should stay dry. monday a return of strong southwest winds and morning sunshine over our dry ground will help us accelerate our temperatures into the upper 50s and likely 60 degrees here in the metro. those warm temps will unfortunately be short lived as another cold front slams through the state giving us another precipitation chance monday night with colder temperatures following. as of now it looks like we'll see rain late monday afternoon through the evening trying to turn into snow with perhaps a trace to 1" of snow possible. it's important to remember the ground is still very warm so it's likely very little of the snow will stick around even if it falls. we generally stay around or above average through the rest of next week with a big warm up expected towards next weekend! nikki/1 shot coming up on local 5 sports. sports director jon schaeffer is in with a cy-hawk preview. " now, local 5 sports with jon schaeffer. we
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" " nikki: thanks jon. well beginning
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thanks jon. well beginning march first.... and only the second time since the mid- eighties, anglers in western iowa will have the chance to reel in big paddlefish on the missouri and big sioux rivers. reporter christina (gree- hall-va) gri-jalva heads out on the water and tells us more. "paddlefish-- one of the largest freshwater fish in north america-- and found right here-- in the missouri and big sioux rivers. "there a pretty neat fish, their a planktavor, they use their bill or their rostrum to try and direct the uh flow of small animals called zooplanktun and similar small fish is what they feed on." now-- siouxland prepares for its second season of paddlefishing-- after it had been cancelled since 1986. i got the chance to head out on the missouri river with members from the d- n-r-- and see how their tagging process works. "this is an iowa dnr paddlefish tag, it looks actually like a waterfall band and it says right on it iowa dnr, onawu iowa and its got a number on it ."
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these-- call that number-- report the date and location of capture-- as well as the length of the fish. be sure to measure from the front of the eye to the fork of the tail. all this to help state fisheries agencies better understand and manage populations. "we'll go back and uh address things and go over some changes that we might want to have for 2017." also-- if you catch a paddlefish between 35-45 inches long-- toss it back-- the fish withinthis slot limit-- protect the breeding stock. anglers can but these personal tags online-- for their one fish that they're allowed to keep for the season. christensen says that things are looking up for the season this year on the missouri river. "it's kind of a more of a hunt and pack or look for the population of fish who are there and during the high water periods those fish are going. right now, we're we were last year, so with the peak and the flow on the missouri,
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higher water in about the middle of march here. " " nikki: the season for paddle fish ends on april 15th and licenceses for paddle fishing already needed to be purchased. nikki/1 shot: we'll be right back... you're watching local five news at six. james: tonight we are going to remain very mild and windy with a mix of
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cloudy skies as s and then 50s for most of the night. a cold front sunday mid morning will move on through and limit our daytime highs to the upper 50s. a northwest wind with speeds between 20 and 30 mph will make it very unpleasant to be outside despite the mild temperatures. we may see a quick shower move through northern iowa with a small chance a few sprinkles to a quick shower may make it down to des moines in the middle of the day, but most of us should stay dry. monday a return of strong southwest winds and morning sunshine over our dry ground will help us accelerate our temperatures into the upper 50s and likely 60 degrees here in the metro. those warm temps will unfortunately be short lived as another cold front slams through the state giving us another precipitation chance monday night with colder temperatures following. as of now it looks like we'll see rain late monday afternoon through the evening trying to turn into snow with perhaps a trace to 1" of snow possible. it's important to remember the ground is still very warm so it's likely very little of the snow will stick around even if it falls. we generally stay around or above average through the rest of next week with a big warm up expected towards next weekend! nikki/3shot thank you for spending your
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tonight. log onto our website, we are iowa dot com for
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>> the following is local 5 sports special in high definition. jon: the iowa hawkeyes with a tough loss to wisconsin. meanwhile the cyclones looking for a bounce back win tonight against k-state after a tough road game against west virginia. >> this is cyhawk rewind on local 5. jon: welcome toole cyhawk rewind. al lorenzen is back with us. al: good to be back. jon: tough stuff to talk about
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right? al: it's that time of year. jon: it is. tonight we we start with the iowa state jones. the cyclones needed to show they are getting back on track and a win would do that just. deonte burton getting out to the fast start. it was nice to see him get the fresh start tonight. how big is his prison on the court? al: they got to have his physical presence on the court. jon: georges with the floater. monte morris attacking the basket. i like seeing this from iowa state. i don't think they do enough of it. al: you are right especially this type of year.

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