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starts now. we are iowa" jack: developing now-- developing now-- jack/2shot: grand view university in des moines has dismissed a star wrestler, andrew long, from the team for violating a code of conduct contract. stephanie: it's strange timing, because last night here at local five we aired a lengthy piece about long's unlikely addition to the vikings' roster. he had previously wrestled for iowa state and penn state, but was kicked off because of legal problems off the mat. while at penn state, he was accused of raping a woman. he pleaded guilty to indecent assault and served nine months in prison. but the grand view coach agreed to give him another chance. but with some strict rules about his behavior. today we've learned he violated those. local five's elias johnson picks up our coverage in the digital media center. elias johnson what a difference a weekend can make - before andrew long ever laced up his wrestling shoes and put on his viking singlet on - school administrators gave andrew long a third chance with restrictions. he wasn't allowed to live on
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offender - and he was required to sign and abide by a code of conduct that held him to a high standard head coach nick mitchell outlined that contract recently when we spoke about andrews admission process to the college elias there's been a process involved, there are some expectations you have that are pretty straight forward. what were some of the things you had to do to make sure everybody was happy, what was signed, what does he understand the expectations are? nick mtichell - head coach there was a lot of people, i mean our campus counselor, our vice president for student life. all these people had time to meet with him, talk to him. together we kind of came up with a contract and sign and it really was what we call a last chance agreement and its really nothing totally unique to what i expect out of most of the wrestlers but its just something for his that its relay clear what the expectations are and you stick to this
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andrew wasn't arrested - but regardless, the code on conduct clearly stated he was not to consume alcohol while a student at grand view. he violated that agreement saturday evening. nick mitchell said he was made aware of the drinking and when confronted, andrew admitted to the violation. the vikings will continue their quest for a fifth straight national title this weekend at the national tournament in topeka kansas without their top ranked wrestler andrew long. - he was also set to graduate after this semester. jack/lam: it was a controversial
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university to let andrew long in, in the first place. and we're hearing from a lot of viewers reacting after the story that aired last night. most are concerned about long's victim. jack: one viewer on facebook says he should not have been allowed back on campus, especially to wrestle again. rebecca jochems says he is giving one of the best sports out there a bad name. emily berch, writing to us on twitter says -- a sexual assualt happens just under every two minutes in the u- s, we should give victims a voice. stephanie/1shot: before airing long's story last night, we had also reached out to the iowa coalition against sexual assailt, which said no matter what happened with long on the mat, there will always be a victim that shouldn't be forgotten in this story. they would like to remind everyone there are a number of professionals across iowa who have been trained to help survivors of sexual assault and trauma. the iowa sexual abuse hotline offers confidential and immediate phone counseling and referrals 24/7. you can call them at 1-800-284- 7821.
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and we want to keep getting feedback on this story-- please watch it on we are iowa dot com. and then you can connect with us on facebook and twitter to share your thoughts. jack/2shot: switching gears -- we do have a little snow storm headed our way this evening. stephanie: with the girls state basketball tournament officially underway at wells fargo arena, there are some concerns about people traveling into town. our chief meteorologist brad edwards is in the weather center monitoring these snow chances for tonight. brad/wxcenter it was nice while it lasted! we had a nice stretch of warmer but now winter is especially for northern iowa. there is a winter weather northern iowa tonight with mostly some snow to three inches is overnight while areas get less than 1". temperatures will continue you to get colder tonight with 20s expected by tuesday morning. stephanie:
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we continue our coverage of the alexander fazzino trial. stephanie/ram: fazzino was arrested for first degree murder in 2013. after his wife, emily, was found dead in the couples bathroom in 2012. this morning, the prosecution rested its case. they ended with two d-c-i agents who noted emily did not overdose the day she died. the defense took over this afternoon, bringing the fazzino's house keeper and family to the stand. alex fazzinos mother, aunt and sister all testified they saw emily under the influence
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"slurring speech, disoriented, she was kind of staggering and i was so concerned i wanted to take her ot the hospital- did she go? she would not go" stephanie: the trial continues more defense take the stand. we'll have a complete wrap- up from the courtroom tonight at 6. jack/1shot: also in court today -- the man who crashed his car into a pole on ingersoll, killing a young mother. troy mure junior, was charged with vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated. he waived his jury trial and today faces his bench trial in court. it happened back in november when mure junior crashed his car at the intersection of 35th street and ingersoll in des moines, wrapping it around a power pole. the passenger, scalicity boyd, died at the scene.
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turning point in the race for nomination. coming up on local 5 news at five... where the candidates stand on the eve or super tuesday. jack: also next -- the winners, the losers and the topic that kept dominating the whole night. we'll recap hollywood's biggest night. "you're watching local
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iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. this is local 5 news at 5, we are iowa." jack/2ram we're on the eve of a major night in american politics. stephanie yes-- tomorrow is super tuesday and it appears ever that donald being the republican nominee. a new cnn shows trump with his widest margin of support yet of support. 49 percent of republican voters back him for the nomination. marco rubio earned 16 percent support. ted cruz - 15 percent. ben carson - 10 percent and john kasich has 6 percent. according to this cnn poll, seven in 10 believe trump is most likely to win the party's nomination. stephanie:
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shows a divided party. almost half of gop voters who don't support trump say they probably or definitely will not support trump in the general election. 595 delegates are up for grabs for republicans tomorrow in super tuesday contests across the country. and as the window to campaign narrows, the rhetoric among the top republican candidates just keeps intensifying. iowa republican governor terry branstad said today he doesn't like it. " 19:06:28 "i think it's way out of hand. i really think the focus needs to be on the issues, not the personal appearance or these kinds of things. this is a very serious responsibility -- choosing the next leader for the country, and the country has huge problems-- 19:30:22" "19:52:04 "so we have to be very vigilant and we need leadership that's going to address these critical issues 19:58:09 " jack/2ram one of donald
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turned it bit rowdy this afternoon. local five's bill wadell was on the trail with the trump campaign to cover it for us. this arena at radford university, packed with diehard trump supporters, but we found plenty of undecided voters and college students who say, they just wanted to see a show. donald trump "we're not going to be the dopey people anymore. we're going to be the brilliant people. were going to be the smart people we're going to be the people that bring in money. the republican frontrunner riling up the crowd - dropping heavy criticism of his rivals. not everyone inside - approved of trumps message. (nats) the rally - derailed several times by protesters. (nats) at one point - dozens of people joining hands and chanting. (nats) a photographer was even involved in a scuffle with security - seen on the ground - kicking back. nats
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you're going to hear this once. all lives matter." ola klimczak "we steal his ideas and put them on our shirt and then sell them. very easy." outside the dedmon center - some vendors were trying to make money. supporters say - they believe in trump's experience, over his republican rivals. gregory kessler beckley wv "cruz is a liar, he's been proved many times he's a liar. rubio is a piece of garbage. trump is the only one who stands for this country." protesters - say donald trump is the wrong choice. cynthia mcinturf "it scares me to death that he is even in the race, much less ahead." donald trump "you got to get out tomorrow and vote. i don't want anything from you except you got to vote. some of the biggest cheers coming when donald trump said he will protect the second ammendment, and protect clean coal. in radford virginia, bill wadell " jack: and on the democratic side, hillary clinton -- boosted by her huge win in south carolina on saturday -- is
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rival bernie sanders and clinton are 865 delegates in states tomorrow. about 24- hundred are needed to win race. chief joins us now.. ((ad lib weather
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teorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather brad: weather adlib: it was nice while it stretch of warmer but now winter is especially for northern iowa. there is a winter weather
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northern iowa tonight with mostly some snow expected there. one to three inches is likely north of hwy 30 overnight while areas south are expected to get less than 1". temperatures will continue you to get colder tonight with 20s expected by tuesday morning. tuesday will be a wintry day with quite a few clouds, cold northerly winds of 10-20 mph and temps staying mostly in the 20s all day. we will try to recover a bit on wednesday, but another weather system will be coming through wed. evening with another chance for more rain/snow mix. again, the metro should not see much if any accumulation. we will see some nicer weather by the weekend with sunnier skies saturday and much warmer temps expected for sunday. our timing has been pretty lucky lately when it comes to our weekend! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie: making a comeback especially for northern iowa. there is a winter weather advisory posted for northern iowa tonight with mostly some snow expected there. one to three inches is likely north of hwy 30 overnight while areas south are expected to
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colder tonight with tuesday morning. tuesday will be a wintry day with quite a few clouds, cold northerly winds of 10-20 mph and temps staying mostly in the 20s all day. we will try wednesday, but another weather system will be coming through wed. evening with another chance for more rain/snow mix. again, the metro should not see much if any accumulation. we will see some nicer weather by the weekend with sunnier skies saturday and much warmer temps expected for sunday. our timing has been pretty lucky lately when it comes to our weekend! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ making a comeback especially for northern iowa. there is a winter weather advisory posted for northern iowa tonight with mostly some snow expected there. one to three inches is likely north of hwy 30 overnight while areas south are expected to get less than 1". temperatures will
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tuesday will be a wintry day with quite a few clouds, cold northerly winds of 10-20 mph and temps staying mostly in the 20s all day. we will try to recover a bit on another weather system will be coming through wed. evening with another chance for more rain/snow mix. again, the metro should not see much if any accumulation. we will see some nicer weather by the skies saturday and much warmer temps expected for sunday. our timing has been pretty lucky lately when it comes to our weekend! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack:/ stephanie:
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jack: coming up -- as the celebrities gathered in hollywood for the oscars, a celebrity rumor circulated in central iowa. we'll explain, ahead. "you're watching local
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jack/2bam: it had to happen eventually. leonardo dicaprio after several nominations but no wins -- finally
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abc's lauren lyster recaps biggest night. nats: "spotlight" a thoughtful film about a newspaper --investigating sex abuse by boston's catholic priests--took picture. sot - chris rock: if they nominated get this job. but it was oscar host--chris rock--who night--addressing the academy's diversity controversy--right out of the gate. the danish girl. in parodies of several nominated films... nats: film parody: you worry black astonaut. we will. even calling hollywood "racist." sot - chris rock hollywood is sorority racist. it's like we like you rhonda. but you're not a kappa. after five acting nominations--leonardo dicaprio's losing streak--finally ended. his gritty performance as a wounded frontiersman seeking retribution--winning him gold for "the revenant"--his impassioned acceptance speech--a
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climate change is real. it is happening right now. it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species. best actress--as predicted--went to room's bree larson. the biggest upset of the evening--the supporting actor to "bridge of spies" mark chock full of hitters. and "the danish girl's" alicia vikander took but the most awarded the sensitive, serious the awards--but road--with a six win oscar haul. lauren lyster tag: and as the oscar scene winds down behind me -- what moment stuck with viewers? well, on social media leonardo dicaprio's best actor win generated more than 440-thousand tweets per minute - that was the most tweeted moment of an oscar telecast ever -- beating the previous record set when ellen deneneres tweeted that star-studded selfie when she was host. lauren lyster, abc news, hollywood. stephanie/2bam: well you might have seen a story surface on your facebook feed this weekend that made you think you could soon be neighbors with a
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jack: the website: "mckenzie post dot com" reported that tom cruise decided to move to indianola, iowa to escape from the "hollywood lifestyle." well turns out this website is not an actual news source. so it's most definitely a hoax. though we're sure tom would love indianola's small-town charm. we'll be right back.
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meet some of the newest members club. unity point hospitals sending us some born today on leap day, february 29th in including wyatt, will only have
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four years! brad/wxhang weather adlib: it was nice while it lasted! we had a nice stretch of warmer than average temps, especially for is a winter weather northern iowa tonight with mostly some snow expected there. one to three inches is overnight while areas south are expected to get less than 1". colder tonight with tuesday morning. spending your jack: hard on another great newscast
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several breaking stories tonight. hours away now until super tuesday. the showdown and, tonight, donald trump and the staggering new poll. and the trump rally turning ugly today. the photographer thrown to the ground. plus, the new numbers tonight on hillary clinton. is there a path for bernie sanders? also breaking, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. the 14-year-old opening fire, then running from the scene. breaking down on the stand. erin andrews late today, testifying in the case of her stalker, and a famous hotel. making a statement. chris rock at the oscars.

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