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today in honor of the supreme court justice lost over the weekend. hear why iowa is part of the conversation for his replacement. and ticking clock... finding that replacement is already igniting a political fire. we'll tell you why one law professor says there's no time for arguing and a delay could be destructive. job cuts... people in des moines have some extra help getting back on track after a layoff. we'll tell you where you they can go to catch up with the latest job search necessities. it's monday february 15th..
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first on 13... we're following a developing story
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authorities there are investigating a double shooting this morning. police say it happened last night in the 100 block of north lucas in eagle grove. they say two people were involved. one, we know was flown to a des moines hospital by helicopter. no word on their condition this morning. police have yet to name any suspects or say what led to the shooting. we're expecting to hear more on this later this morning. governor terry branstad has ordered flags in iowa fly at half staff today... it's all to honor supreme court justice antonin scalia, who died over the weekend. the governor and his wife expressed condolences in a statement yesterday. it reads ...quote "chris and i wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of justice scalia. he was a brilliant constitutional scholar that adhered the original intent that the founding fathers had for our u-s constitution.... flags will remain at half staff today until sunset tonight. one name mentioned as a
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supreme court justice comes from iowa. jane kelly is a judge in the eighth u-s circuit court of appeals. she is currently serving in cedar rapids, iowa. president obama nominated her three years ago in january... she has been serving in eastern iowa since 1994. meanwhile locals are reacting to all the political talk surrounding scalia's replacement this morning... and some warn that it all takes away from the real issue. drake constitutional law professor -- mark kende -- says a new justice should be nominated sooner rather than later. he says because of all the major cases pending in the supreme court -- like affirmative action, abortion and labor issues -- a delay could disrupt the whole process. the ties that are likely with just eight justices will force the lower court to resolve issues. kende says typically, finding a quick replacement is relatively doable .. but this time he isn't so
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441723 we are a year away from a new president. if were three months i would maybe say something different but if were a year away there is plenty of time and normally that wuld be plenty of time to go through a process but the polarization is so bad that's not clear it's going to happen the only recent case comparable to scalia's vacancy was in 19-68 under president lyndon johnson. however, johnson nominated someone the year before. the senate didn't turn down that choice until the election year of 1968 traffic is back open this morning after a major snarl on interstate 80 yesterday... it happened in cedar county near west branch. three people were injured during the massive pile up... state patrol says it involved more than 30 cars and left traffic backed up for hours. it all started with a 5 car collision around noon, but then shortly after, another 28 vehicles collided. drivers headed the opposite way were left to watch the
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"i passed it heading east on 80, it looked like they were cleaning it up and things were getting more to normal but cars were still there all cracked up." you can see some of those cracked up cars in this photo. even about five miles from the scene traffic was still backed up. traffic is about to get slower out for those headed through urbandale today... that's because the city is closing 100th street for construction. the closure reaches from plum drive to northpark drive. it's all to widen the stretch from two to five lanes... crews will also add traffic signals and begin building a new four-lane bridge where the road crosses the interstate. it isn't expected to reopen
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starting the year unemployed can be difficult and grueling... but people in the metro have some help to get back on their feet... channel 13's josh nguyen joins us from the central library this morning where a couple local organizations are teaming up to make the job search process a little less daunting.
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(singing) i just can't wait to meet you, sweet child you're on the way, i'm filled with expectation, and you're growing everyday...
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patchy fog is showing up in
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snow is falling in sw iowa and a few roads are starting off slick because of it. today will be the start of a warming trend throughout the week. we'll be in the middle to upper 30s monday- wednesday, with upper 40s to lower 50s following through the weekend. besides a rain/snow mix on
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accident construction closure i-235 @ euclid i-235 @ 63rd a weekend of affection wasn't lost on donald trump fans... and how one teen locked in upwards of 800 valentines...
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it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. here in vineland, home of progresso, we love all kinds of chicken soups... but just one kind of chicken. white breast meat chicken every time. so if you're not going to make your own chicken soup tonight,
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with a little dose of the internet's best. this is what's trending. if your wallet feels a little lighter today... there's a clear reason why... the national retail federation says we spent about 150 dollars
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for valentine's day. that's up five dollars from last year the increase is likely due to new interest on spending less on gifts and more on a trip or experiencing something new we also spent an additional three point seven billion dollars on parents, children, and pets. "i already have a girlfriend, so..." "it's really sweet of him to do this." "to watch every single one of those girls walk out of school with a big smile on their face makes me very happy and very proud of him." for the girls at one high school in utah... this valentine's day was a special one. that's because senior hayden godfrey bought flowers for every girl at school -- that's about 800 flowers... or 500-dollars worth. hayden saved up the money to buy the flowers himself... then passed them out on thursday... before the long weekend.
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hayden says he just wanted to make as many people happy as possible. but then... why send flowers for valentine's day....when you could send a potato? this business in washington state is called "mystery potato." workers write your message on a potato... then send it to whomever you choose. at first -- the company only sent out a few spuds a day. but after going viral - business exploded this year. well it was a weekend of showing affection... and donald trump fans got creative with it.. although they typically stick to the usual campaign signs, hats, buttons and shirts. some people... went for the out of the box approach. take a look at this man's costume from the donald's campaign rally in tampa, florida.. he's dressed as
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would be the wall trump has proposed along the us-mexico border. 1:19 - 1:22 nats "don't believe me just watch!" music is getting ready for its big night tonight... the grammy awards will honor the year's best in all categories of music. the expected big winners: rapper kendrick lamar, taylor swift, and bruno mars... a whole line-up of performances is scheduled... including lady gaga's tribute to the late david bowie....and a reunion of the eagles, to honor the recently deceased glenn frey. the show gets started at 7 tonight
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(singing) i just can't wait to meet you, sweet child you're on the way, i'm filled with expectation, and you're
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a campus bus route turns deadly in ames. now the man accused of the fatal hit and run has his day in court... we'll tell you how long he faces behind bars. tanning feud... iowans rally to save the skin of minors. we'll tell you why with or without a decision from lawmakers, things may be headed in a safer direction. job help... people in des moines have some extra help getting back on track after a layoff.
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can go to catch up with the latest job search necessities. it's monday february 15th.. today in iowa starts now....
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first on 13... we're following a developing story this morning out of wright county. authorities there are investigating a double shooting that happened last night. police say it happened in the 100 block of north lucas in eagle grove. they say two people were involved. one, we know was flown to a des moines hospital by helicopter. no word on their condition this morning. police have yet to name any suspects or say what led to the shooting. we're expecting to hear more on this later this morning. today, the cyride bus driver accused in a deadly hit and run is set to face a judge... 23 year old benjamin clague is accused of killing emmalee jacobs near campus last december. his arraignment is scheduled for 1-30 today in nevada court.
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college student as she was crossing lincoln way. jacobs later died in the hospital... bus video led police to arrest clague about a month later. it includes incriminating audio of the accident and shows him stop soon after to check his bus for damage. he now faces five years in prison if convicted. governor terry branstad has ordered flags in iowa fly at half staff today... it's all to honor supreme court justice antonin scalia, who died over the weekend. the governor and his wife expressed condolences in a statement yesterday. it reads ...quote "chris and i wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of justice scalia. he was a brilliant constitutional scholar that adhered the original intent that the founding fathers had for our u-s constitution.... flags will remain at half staff today until sunset tonight. one name mentioned as a replacement for the late
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justice comes from iowa. jane kelly is a judge in the eighth u-s circuit court of appeals. she is currently serving in cedar rapids, iowa. president obama nominated her three years ago in january... she has been serving in eastern iowa since 1994. tanning bed opponents are preparing to win over law makers this morning... tomorrow about 100 iowans -- including melanoma survivors -- will crowd the state capitol to convince lawmakers this is the year to take action. they want minors banned from using tanning beds. bills like that have come up before... but they've never gotten very far. now all the talk about a potential ban has local spray tan businesses busier than ever. 12:51:31 "i think the exposure that's on the issue is gaining traction. i can tell from my own personal business that there are more girls coming in for those events. and i think that's great, and i encourage all of them to go back
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the iowa house is now considering the bill.. which will only affect those under 18 this time. lawmakers changed it from 18 and under, hoping to help it pass. today iowans honor presidents past... and it may mean a change of plans for your daily errands. today's president's day holiday is a federal holiday... so you can expect the following spots to be closed. the list includes all post offices, many libraries, and some banks. there will also be no mail delivery. here in des moines though, the central library is open. and they're using presidents day to help people search for something other than books... channel 13's josh nguyen joins us from there this morning to tell us how the library is teaming up with goodwill to get people back on their feet after losing their job.
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valentines day weekend added up to a big one at the box office... this one crushed all other... the superhero flick -- deadpool -- made an estimated 135-million dollars in its opening weekend. "king fu panda three" was a
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dollars. the romantic comedy "how to be single" was third, bringing nearly 19- million dollars. ben stiller and owen wilson were number-four, with their comedy flick "zoolander two". they're expected to make close to 16- million. a des moines man is taking valentines gift giving to another level... 595523 - planning the perfect proposal obviously takes a lot of time and i went through a lot of scenarios in my head take a look at this... edgar camacho picked a familiar spot to pop that big question... he and his girlfriend were skating at the brenton ice skating plaza yesterday when he went down on one knee. camacho says he's just glad the weather didn't keep them snowed in. the two met here in the metro, at the ankeny movie theater where they
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patchy fog is showing up in spots this morning. some light snow is falling in sw iowa and a few roads are starting off slick because of it. today will be the start of a warming trend throughout the week. we'll be in the middle to upper 30s monday- wednesday, with upper 40s to lower 50s following through the weekend. besides a rain/snow mix on tuesday morning, most of the week will be dry. metro locations - 3
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900 block of maury street eastbound 600 block of 40th street northbound 300 block of east mckinley avenue eastbound -------------------------------- -------------------------------- ------ -------------------------------- ------- polk county locations 7200 nw 26th st - ankeny 4600 nw 142nd ave - west of
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our top story... authorities are investigating a double shooting in wright county this morning.
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grove. police say two people were involved.. one was flown to a metro hospital. no word on their condition this morning or whether police have any suspects. we're expecting to hear more on this later this morning. an iowa state campus bus driver is in court today. 23 year old benjamin clague is accused of hitting and killing emmalee jacobs along his bus route last december. police say bus video led them to arrest clague one month later. he now faces five years in prison if convicted. his arraignment is scheduled for this afternoon in story county court. the iowa state patrol is investigating a fatal accident just outside of the metro this morning... it happened around 4 a-m this morning on interstate 35, just south of cumming. crews had to close down north bound lanes but they have just reopened. officials tell us one person has died as a result of the accident. they say a semi was the only vehicle involved. we'll have more on this story in
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we're hearing this morning that a grand junction man is in critical condition after a snowmobile accident. the dnr says 35 year old damion louk was riding west of boone yesterday when he crashed and flew off his snowmobile. authorities say he was going 60 miles an hour and he was wearing a helmet but it may not have been fastened correctly because it came off. crews airlifted louk to mercy medical center in des moines. traffic is about to get slower out for those headed through urbandale today... that's because the city is closing 100th street for construction. the closure reaches from plum drive to northpark drive. it's all to widen the stretch from two to five lanes... crews will also add traffic signals and begin building a new four-lane bridge where the road crosses the interstate. it isn't expected to reopen
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i-80/35 @ meredith i-235 @ 63rd i-35 @ corporate woods
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head coach john torchetti has announced he's leaving iowa... and heading north. torchetti has been promoted to coach the minnesota wild on an interim basis, and it's a chance to coach some familiar faces. what i want from them and i'm going to want more from them. going over our roles as a team and uh pretty exciting time torchetti has been an interim coach twice in his career but never a full-time nhl coach. the hawkeyes are fresh off another sunday victory this morning. home against winless minnesota last night. 1st half. peter jok, 3 from the wing. jok scores the first 5
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the gophers led for much of the first half, but then jarrod uthoff wakes up. way deep. he brings 11 straight points and the hawks are up 6 at the break. 2nd half. jok brings that lead up to 10. the gophers whittle that lead down to two.... but the hawks dunk and rebound their way to the top. 75-71 the final. not the prettiest win, in fact a little ugly at times. but a win no less. that win keeps iowa on top of the big 10. 1 game up on indiana and maryland. next up they head on the road wednesday... to face penn state one final day of practice for the cyclones this morning... tomorrow, they head south to take on the baylor bears.
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good morning. paying respects. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrived in virginia overnight. while the battle to who should fill his seat is already in full swing. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once in a generation fight over the direction of the court and the country.
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as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elliott spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new york city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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