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came to extinguish it. why? joining us live now from the scene is local five's nikki davidson with the latest. nikki it was actually police that were called to this scene first...and at that time there wasn't a fire. neighbors say this all started when the man who lived here came outside and started screaming and acting erratically here in his yard just after midnight... officers came and tried to talk to him... thats when he refused to come to the door ...even threatening them... and a disturbance call turned into a rescue operation... when officers came to check on the disturbance on 59th street... they weren't able to get the man who lived here... 48 year old neil johnston... to come to the door. 2:36:05 he was running from room to room, he threatened them, made threats he was armed with a firearm. and made physical motions as if he was pointing the firearm. this morning isn't the first time they've been here recently... 2:41:18 we have had some contact with him recently, domestic related issues we discovered he was charged with assualt about a week and a half ago... he was due in court next month. des moines police say it's not clear what
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morning... but the situation quickly escalated... they noticed a fire had started inside the home... they say they tried unsucessfully to get johnston to come out... they even broke through the door... but the smoke and heat made the situation too dangerous. 2:40:13 we dont want to die, when that fire and smoke gets to that point the officers can't function thats when we need to move. the fire department was called to the scene... they were able to get the flames extinuguished in about 2 minutes.... 2:42:59 we went in and found a deceased male in the structure. nikki now there was about a ten minute delay from when firefighters arrived on scene... to when they started fighting the flames here... coming up at six we'll explain the reason for that delay... and why police and fire officials say this was a incredibly unsual and tricky situation for them to deal with. reporting live in des moines, nikki davidson. local five news, we are iowa. jack:
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trail today -- iowa went first, but now it's new hampshire's turn. jack/lam the secretary of state in new hampshire is predicting record turnout for their first in the nation primary today: about half a million people. polling places- packed. on this primary day voters making last minute decisions- in these final hours. sot - "i honestly was not sure who i was going to vote for up till the very minute," candidates- made the rounds... nat chris christie polling place visit "christie! christie! christie! trying to round up... quick nat cruz last minute support.. quick nat rubio and, even a little luck: woman : your father shook my hand and he won your brother shook my hand and he won jeb: give me a hug then they hug (very sweet) donald trump- went into primary day the front-runner in the polls.. but john kasich - had a little boost. nat from dixville notch winning- in dixville notch- the small, first precinct to cast and count ballots at midnight. i just ran into trump and he said "you killed me" crowd laughing?
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nat wplg- "what ballot would like today?" and independent voters. sot: so who was it? bernie sanders. looked at the republican side and the democratic side he was our clear choice? vermont senator bernie sanders - polled ahead here in neighboring new hampshire.. sanders: if there's a large voter turnout, we're going to do just fine. but hillary clinton nat says this is a fight to the finish.. sot hillary clinton we're going to keep working literally until the last vote is cast jack: the first polls close at 6 p-m our time. now you can track real-time numbers as they come in on our website. because it's a primary-- there are a lot more names in the ballot than what you saw on caucus night results. check it out for yourself on the story on our website: we are iowa dot com. iowa, at the some movement funding. reporter amanda krenz is at the state capitol to explain how jumpstart on
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2018 school year. "amanda intro 1:05:57 the funding in conference committee for the next school year could be tied up for who knows how long. the senate decided to get started on funding for the 2018 school year. inside senate chambers - democratic leaders say they're following the law when it comes to eduation funding... and fighting to get money in place for the next two school years. they proposed a 4 percent funding increase for 2018... after hearing from school districts that they've had to delay buying classroom materials, textbooks, and technology. quirmbach 2:57 - over 90% our our school superintendents and principals are telling us that without a decent increase, class sizes will increase, our children will not ge the individual attention they need and deserve." senator quirmbach told lawmakers that some schools have said they'll have to cut reading programs which didn't sit well
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no and i would strongly arecommend schools make reading a priority, not somethign they cut right off the bat. school year passed along party lines 26-24. it wll now move ont the house. reporting amanda krenz, local 5 news, we are iowa." stephanie/otsr marijuana is also starting to emerge as a major issue legislators will consider this session. in 2014 iowa passed a law that would allow individuals who met certain conditions to possess medical cannabis. but a problem remained - even though individuals could have it - they had a very hard time getting a hold of it. one of the sponsors of this new bill that would allow for growth and distribution in iowa is peter cownie from west des moines, a republican. but he's not the most surprising supporter who was at the news conference today... we'll tell
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christian conservative activists in iowa is also behind this legislation, at six. stephanie: we want to know your thoughts on expanded medical cannabis -- is it a good idea or not? you can connect with us on facebook and twitter. send us an email to: "news at we are iowa dot com" or call us in the newsroom: 1- 800-858-5555 we'd love to hear what you think about this story or any other. stephanie/2shot well, it's an expensive proposal... but is it necessary? coming up-- how much money will it cost to better protect the federal government from hacks? jack: and the u.s. will put up big cash to prevent the spread of the zika virus. this as another case pops up inside the u.s. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are
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forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." jack: in national news tonight. jack/otsl the white house says it's increasing security of the federal government's computer and data systems after high- profile hacks at various agencies. president obama
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establishing a federal privacy council to ensure all of the administration's branches are using the best, most secure practices when safeguarding information. the president included 19 billion dollars in his budget, unveiled today, for bolstering cybersecurity in the federal government. jack/otsl that was part of the 4.1 trillion dollar budget the president sent to congress today. so how are lawmakers receiving it? we checked in with iowa republican senator joni ernst today "we continue to see more spending in the president's budget, and that's something we really need to get under control. we've got over 19 trillion dollars of debt right now, so i'm anxious to see where we can find efficiencies in government, find those savings, and eliminate wasteful projects." stephanie/1shot: the mayor of flint, michigan announced a 55- million-dollar proposal today to remove lead piping from the city's water system. it's a bid to fix the city's toxic water crisis as
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possible. first priority goes to high-risk households. meanwhile, michigan governor rick snyder declined an invitation to testify at a hearing tomorrow before the house democratic steering and policy committee. his spokesman said he couldn't testify because he has to deliver a budget presentation to the state legislature that day. stephanie: the good times are rolling in new orleans. the city hosted its annual mardi gras festivities today. thousands lined the streets for the parades that are expected to go well into the night. revelers will eat... drink... dance and catch the traditional beads. stephanie: and tens of thousands of people in denver are celebrating the broncos big win. a free concert this morning, followed by a parade... then to denver's civic center park for a rally. the broncos defeated the carolina panthers 24 to 10 in super bowl 50. stephanie/3shot: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now..
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edwards. certified by weatherrate the experts" brad: it was nice to see the sunshine today, but we still had to deal with those cold nw winds. thankfully they will be coming down this evening, but this will also mean a very cold night for all of iowa. skies will be clear early tonight with a few clouds coming in later. winds will drop to 5-10 mph later tonight as temps drop into the -0s and 0s. clouds will likely be back to greet us for wednesday along with a chance for some light snow. central and western iowa are
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the morning commute, but this light snow could affect the trip home in the evening. at least the winds will not be blowing this little snow around like monday. more cold air will be with us right into the weekend with the sun returning for saturday, but highs will only be in the teens for central iowa. there will be another system coming through sunday that could bring us several inches of snow, so you and your valentine might have to deal with that while out and about. the good news is that it is looking more likely that a warm-up is coming for next week- we might be reaching the 50s by the end of the week! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! stephanie: if you have a it was nice to see the sunshine today, but we still had to deal with those cold nw winds. thankfully they will be coming down this evening, but this will also mean a very cold night for all of iowa. skies will be clear early tonight with a few clouds coming in later. winds will drop to 5-10 mph later tonight as temps drop into the -0s and 0s. clouds will likely be
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a chance for some light snow. central and western iowa are most likely to see about 1" of snow after the morning commute, but this light snow could affect the trip home in the evening. at least the winds will not be blowing this little snow around like monday. more cold air will be with us right into the weekend with the sun returning for saturday, but highs will only be in the teens for central iowa. there will be another system coming through sunday that could bring us several inches of snow, so you and your valentine might have to deal with that while out and about. the good news is that it is looking more likely that a warm-up is coming for next week- we might be reaching the 50s by the end of the week! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ coming down this evening, but this will also mean a very cold night for all of iowa. skies will be clear early tonight with a few clouds coming in later. winds will drop to 5-10 mph later tonight as temps drop into the -0s and 0s. clouds will likely be back to greet us for wednesday along with a chance for some light snow. central and western iowa are most likely to see about 1" of snow after
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could affect the trip home in the evening. at least the winds will not be blowing this like monday. more cold air will be with us right into the weekend with the sun returning for saturday, but highs will only be in iowa. there will be sunday that could inches of snow, so you might have to deal with about. the good news is that it is looking more likely that a warm-up is coming for next week- we might be end of the week! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: thanks, brad! stephanie: stephanie: if you have a child interested in learning more about the weather, you can enter online to coming down this evening, but this will also mean a very cold night for all of iowa. skies will be clear early tonight with a few clouds coming in
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to 5-10 mph later tonight as temps drop into the -0s and 0s. clouds will likely be back to greet us for wednesday along with a chance for some light snow. central and western iowa are most likely to see about 1" of snow after the morning commute, but this light snow could affect the trip home in the evening. at least the winds will not be blowing this little snow around like monday. more cold air will be with us right into the weekend with the sun returning for saturday, but highs will only be in the teens for central iowa. there will be another system coming through sunday that could bring us several inches of snow, so you and your valentine might have to deal with that while out and about. the good news is that it is looking more likely that a warm-up is coming for next week- we might be reaching the 50s by the end of the week! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie:
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if you have a child interested in learning more about the weather, you can enter online to become our next future forecaster. go to we are iowa dot com for more information. jack: next up-- the zika virus keeps on spreading. details on the new plan to help stop it inside the u-s, when we come back. "you're watching local
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reporting the state's first case today. abc's lauren lyster has more. today, washington debating nearly $2 billion in emergency funds to fight the mosquito-born zika virus... while the cdc raises its zika response to level 1 - the highest level of alert-- assigning staff to work on it 24/7 besser sot - the cdc has only gone to level 1 alert 3 other times, hurricane katrina, for ebola and for swine flu (:07) and what they are saying is this is an important problem as the world continues to spray pesticides to try to kill off the mosquitos... nats -- spraying brazil/elsewhere gma concerned travelers to affected areas can fight bites themselves consumer reports [[gfx finding these three repellants to be the most effective -- sawyer fisherman's formula picaridin, natrapel 8 hour, and off! deepwoods viii they advise avoiding products made of natural plant oils sot sue byrne - senior editor for health and food, consumer reports (janis zika sot) - "some of those even failed our tests immediately and the mosquitos bit right thorugh our testers arms" for most who contract zika it's a mild
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virus is suspected of causing the severe birth defect microcephaly, associated with small heads...and a new study finding a threat to vision in infants sot besser - "if zika can cause microcephaly it's likely zika can cause other problems" there are at least 50 cases of zika in the u-s -- none from mosquito bites in the states-- indiana announcing it's first today. sot dr. jen brown, state department of health 'the patient did have a travel history to haiti which is an area where there is documented zika transmission occurring' tag: and while the zika virus is new to the u-s the mosquito species known to carry it are not. one of them -the aedes aegypti - blamed for the outbreak in brazil - can be found in the southern u-s from florida to california. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. " jack/otsl actor hugh jackman has revealed another bout with skin cancer, warning fans to wear sunscreen. the 47-year old posted a photo on his facebook page monday showing a bandage over his nose saying , quote, "an example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen." he wrote that it was basal cell carcinoma .... the mildest form of cancer. the australian actor has been treated at least three times for skin cancer. the american cancer society say 80 percent of americans diagnosed with skin cancer each
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basal cell carcinoma. jack: we're going to see a famous face in science on the drake campus this spring. bill nye will be a guest lecturer, part of the university's bucksbaum lecture series. he'll be here thursday, april 14th, at drake's knapp center. it's at 7 p-m, free and open to the public. nye was the bow-tie wearing host of "bill nye the science guy" that aired on p-b-s in the 1990s. stephanie time for another quick break... ((ad lib to skycam)) chief meteorologist brad edwards will be back with one last look at our forecast. jack: and here's a live look from a warmer place than here-- new orleans. crowds gathering to celebrate mardi gras. today is fat tuesday ((ad lib mardi
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you never know who you're going to run into at the statehouse. today-- it was cy, the iowa state mascot. our cameras caught him up in the senate gallery this it was actually at the capitol.. it was nice to see the sunshine today, but we still had to deal with those cold nw winds. thankfully they will be coming down this evening, but this will also mean a very cold night for all of iowa. skies will be clear early tonight with a few clouds coming in later. winds will drop to 5-10 mph later tonight as temps drop into the -0s and 0s. clouds will likely be back to greet us for wednesday along with a chance for some light snow. central and western iowa are
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but this light snow could affect the trip home in the evening. stephanie: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. jack: we are working hard on another great newscast for 6pm. watch for we're proud to say we are iowa... have a great night.
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