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powell joins us live outside the courthouse with happened inside the courtroom on the first day claire? claire: fazzino was found dead inside the family's home. alexander fazzino-who claims he was with his children at the time of his wife's death, was arrested on first degree murder charges april in 2013. literally been years in the making. since mid-2013 the trial has been moved from boone to winnishiek county due to emily's familieis prominence in the boone area. it's also been delayed five times for legal matters and once last year so fazzino could be with his daughter during her bone marrow transplant. but this morning the final jury was selected. each side began with opening statements state proseuction painting emily on the roadto recovery, saying the week following her file for divorce, emily told her friends and family she was afraid alex would kill her. on the other sied, alex fazzino's defense attorneys say
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withdrawal led to emily's drowning death. not murder. juddge michael moon kept things moving along- bringing up three witnesses to the stand following opening. attorney's using numerous exhibits including emergency units body camera footage, photos, chilling 911 call from alex fazzino when he found emily dead that night in january 2012. " "oh my god no. she's dead. she's dead? yes, she's purple. she's purple? oh god no, no. please help. ok do you want to try cpr? yes!" : " claire: the trial will continue tomorrow morning beginning at 830, it's expected to go for 2 even 3 weeks. because of that, the winnishiek sheriff's department has added a few security steps, metal detector
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extra deputies on duty. we'll be bringing you the latest coverage as witness testimonies continue. live from winnishiek county claire powell local 5 news we are iowa. jack: new at 6 tonight, a clive man accused of taking in a trophy deer with bait won't be going to jail. jack: joseph franz from clive was found not guilty. he was charged by the department of natural resources with the use of bait hunting and taking deer in marion county in october 2014. the court found that even though franz was hunting within 57 yards of land that had materials that attract deer, he didn't place the bait for deer hunting. the court also pointed out that franz may have hunted on the land because of this advantage, but being on that particular piece of land is not illegal. stephanie: an iowa democrat running for for u-s senate is shedding light on orascom's iowa fertilizer plant project in lee county. bob krause at
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today says thousands of workers don't know if they'll be working onthe plant project next month, and krause says that's a problem. "the thing is coming to a head because one of the large contractors has stated if they dont get paid a hundred million dollars, by march 1st, they're off the site, theyre shutting down. and they are a key contractor that the other subcontractors cannot do their work without. " stephanie: krause says that he's heard rumors of a complete shutdown of the construction project at the end of this month. he's asking for state and federal government officials to confirm the timeline of the project as soon as possible. jack: should little kids be allowed to handle a gun in iowa? it was a hot issue on the house floor today. jack: a bill that would allow children 14 years or younger to handle a gun was passed by the house earlier today, but not without a contested debate. some argued that the law simply adds to an already-existing law that allows kids
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younger to carry a shotgun, and that parents would still be responsible for their child's actions. but some house democrats argued that the bill is too broad and that kids that age are not mature enough to make responsible decisions. jack: privatized medicaid in iowa is a go. the state finally has federal approval to go forward on its privatized medicaid system. the federal centers for medicare and medicaid this afternoon gave approval to governor branstad's plan to change the state-run program to be managed by private out of state companies. but the federal government says the program can't be rolled out until april 1st. it was supposed to happen march 1st. the deadline has been pushed back several times. we'll have more on this new medicaid development coming up at 10. stephanie: at the nation's capitol, iowa's own senator chuck grassley is at the center of attention as the senate held a series of meetings to decide what to do about a possible supreme court justice nominee. grassley is chairman of the senate judiciary
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would hear from a potential nominee. he and his fellow senate gop colleagues decided earlier today not to host any hearings on a potential nominee. grassley spoke on the senate floor yesterday to defend his position that the senate should not vote on a replacement during an election year. he used vice president joe biden's remarks as senate judiciary chairman back in 1992 when faced with the same problem. "it is my view that the prospects for anything but confilgration with respect to a supreme court nomination this year are remote at best....(wipe) senate consideration of a nomination is not fair to the president, to the nominee, or to the senate itself." stephanie: here's a part of grassley's statement on the senate floor monday, noting that quote "the biden rules recognize the court can operate smoothly with eight members for some time, and that vice
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senate must do. it's unknown whether or not president obama will nominate a supreme court justice in the coming weeks. senate republican leaders are urging grassley and majority leader mitch mcconnell to hold off on voting on a potential justice. jack: and here's a great story about two indianola paradmedics who saved a crash victim's life sunday night, and it was all by chance! the medics were driving along highway 5 after an e-m-s call in des moines when they saw a truck in the median near southwest 9th street. they parked and got out to see if the driver was ok, and found the victim was having a heart attack. after they did he woke up and was taken to an indianola hospital. the medic's fire chief is giving them a big congratulations for going above and beyond their duty. coming up on six... in the west... nevada caucuses state's winner among republicans tonight - see the latest contest. "your watching local 5
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards, and local 5 sports with sports director jon schaeffer. this is local 5 news at 6. we are iowa." jack: we're just hours away from finding out who wins in nevada. jack: the republican presidential candidates are rallying voters in nevada ahead of tonight's "first in the west" republican caucuses. donald trump is taking jabs at ted cruz after cruz fired his national communications director for retweeting a
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newspaper report that falsely claimed this video shows marco rubio disparaging the bible. cruz hopes to put the latest controversy behind him... and to halt marco rubio's momentum. the florida senator is gaining a slew of endorsements after he managed a strong showing in south carolina... while jeb bush bowed out. stephanie: here's where the g-o-p candidates stand before the caucuses are set to begin in nevada. the most recent c-n-n poll shows donald trump at a 26 percent lead over marco rubio, with ted cruz coming in at a close third with 17 percent. the rest of the pack are ben carson and john kasich. carson has been single-digits in nearly every super tuesday state. meteorologist brad edwards is here now...
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local 5 weather is coming up next. brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is
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"now, we are imeteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" brad/wxc: welcome back. i'm local 5 chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: let's take a look at we are iowa's most accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: weather adlib: put script here in green our quiet, mild weather is about to change as we head into tonight and tomorrow. we had light winds and mild temperatures the past two days, but some northerly winds will be bringing us back down to closer to normal for late february. look for our mostly cloudy
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tonight with even a few light showers possible for mainly eastern counties early tonight. the winds will be increasing from the nnw at 10-20 mph and stay with us the next two days. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: weather adlib: put script here in green our quiet, mild weather is about to change as we head into tonight and tomorrow. we had light winds and mild temperatures the past two days, but some northerly winds will be bringing us back down to closer to normal for late february. look for our mostly cloudy skies to continue tonight with even a few light showers possible for mainly eastern counties early tonight. the winds will be increasing from the nnw at 10-20 mph and stay with us the next
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brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for accurate forecast. brad/wxwall: weather adlib: put script here in green our quiet, mild weather is about to change as we head into tonight and tomorrow. we had light winds and mild temperatures the past two days, but some northerly winds will be bringing us back down to closer to normal for late february. look for our mostly cloudy skies to continue tonight with even a few light showers possible for mainly eastern counties early tonight. the winds will be increasing from the nnw at 10-20 mph and stay with us the next two days. brad/2wx: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for we had light winds and mild temperatures the past two days, but
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back down to closer to normal for late february. look for our mostly cloudy skies to continue tonight with even a few light showers possible for mainly eastern counties early tonight. the winds will be increasing from the nnw at 10-20 mph and stay with us the next two days. brad/2wx: that's all for my
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the national weather service and it looks like ice jams typically stick around for a day in an area and then move on. this ice jam is from saylorville today. we'll keep you updated if they'll cause issues here in des moines. (toss t0 jack) jack/2bam: i'm here with sports director jon schaeffer, and jon iowa state has had no problem scoring this season-- but are still struggling to this season-- but are still struggling to get the wins. jon/2bam: yeah jack-- and in large part because they're giving up too many points. coming up on local 5 sports we'll hear from
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virginia. "now, local 5 sports
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are iowa sports" jon: welcome back-- the iowa state cyclones-- gave up 80 plus points for the fourth time in their last five games last night against west virginia.. i-s-u has no problem scoring--they're 13th in the country in points per game-- but they're 276th in the country in points allowed-- giving up nearly 76 points per game. that's where the problem lies-- and it's pretty apparent-- the question is can it be fixed? "we just gotta stay with it because, if you've seen our team at its best defensively, we can fly around and guard. but we gotta rebound, you gotta finish plays and that's the biggest thing." "i think we are a good defensive team. at times we have a few lapses out there, but i mean we've been working all year on that end of the floor and we just gotta enjoy the process. i
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always tough, like i said, this team we've been through so much this year and like coach said, nobody's going to really remember the regular season, you're just going to remember your last game in the tournament. so right now we're just playing for seeding and just trying to stay positive." "we do a lot of good things for a lot of minutes, we just haven't done it for long enough stretches. and the guys have handled everything this year, especially in that locker room right there, they've handled everything the right way. and so that's why we've just got to stay positive, go home and take care of buisness and get ready for the postseason as we near these last two weeks." the cyclones are back home saturday against kansas state at 5pm from hilton. if you can't get up to ames, you can catch the action on espn 2 jon: as for the iowa hawkeyes--
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to make some corrections of their own after a rough week last week. alex giaimo has more from iowa city. "(alex giaimo) the hawkeyes will take the court tomorrow night for the first time since their upset loss to penn state. it will be a full week in between games for iowa. they'll take on a red hot wisconsin team that has revived itself and is playing for their ncaa tournament lives. (giaimo) wisconsin has had iowa's number recently winning 5 consecutive games over them including a series sweep last season. (fran mccaffery) they are still doing kind of what they've always done and it's a winning formula. (nicholas baer) you know they are going to play hard, they are going to play physical, and they've got some great bigs that can stretch you. (jarrod uthoff) i think it's a different team without frank, treyvon, those guys i think it's a different team but we'll look at them today and try to get a better feeling for them. (giaimo) that team started off big ten play one and four but now the surging badgers have won 8 of their last 9 games. (fran maccaffery) you know they got some young guys yea. i think it's to be expected you know guys who haven't played as much you know what you're going to get out of koening and hayes
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and the more they've been in situations where they've had to take big shots they've done that. (giaimo) as far as the hawks go they're regrouping and trying to get back to the championship level they played at earlier this season (nicholas baer) these last couple of practices have been doing a really nice job for us just getting back to the basics of what we were doing earlier in the season and big ten season. (alex giaimo) the hawkeye seniors led a player's only team meeting on saturday, another attempt to right the ship. they'll get their chance to rebound tomorrow night right here at carver hawkeye arena. tipoff will be at 8:06pm. in iowa city, with your hawkeye headquarters report, alex giaimo, local 5 sports, we are iowa. " jon/sx3s stephanie/sx3s jack/sx3s we'll be right back... you're watching local
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buzz acronym in iowa education. and at gilbert high school, they're thinking outside the
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that done. stephanie/2shot: tonight at ten... we show you why they won this month's oen classroom at a time thousand dollar grant, sponsored by bankers trust and local 5, because it's what they're doing to keep students challenged that caught our eye. "because our students have access to technology like the internet, they can find answers quickly when just a topical. however, it's the resoning these labs are providing to make them expand their understanding. " stephanie: we'll show you how they are replacing the science class of your youth with something you'd expect to see in a and in the mean time, teachers, apply for the one classroom at a time grant on our website com. check of your weather, with chief meteorologist weather adlib: our quiet, mild weather is about to change as we head into tonight and tomorrow. we had light winds and mild temperatures the past two days, but some northerly winds will be bringing us back down to closer to normal for late february. look for our mostly cloudy skies to continue tonight with even a few light showers possible for mainly eastern counties early tonight. the winds will be increasing from the nnw at 10-20 mph and stay with us the next two days. stephanie/4shothang: thank you for spending your
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tonight. jack/4shothang: we are working hard on another great newscast for 10pm. we're proud to say we are iowa... have a great night. " "
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