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stephanie: an emotional day at the winneshiek county courthouse as family members take the stand to give their side of the story of emily fazzino. emily was found dead inside the family bathtub in boone in 2012. her husband, alexander fazzino, was charged with first degree murder, and is now on trial. he maintains that emily had a prescription drug problem, and overdosed that night. stephanie: for the first time today, the courtroom got to listen and see video of alexander fazzino being interviewed by police the night of emily's death. local 5's claire powell is live outside the courthouse to give us a recap of what family and that tape revealed to the jury. claire? claire: the prosecution called six more witnesses to the stand today- and for the first time emily fazzino's family- her sister, brother in law
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testified emily's sister ammie dighton started the morning- testifying about the couples rough relationship. dighton told prosecution emily "wanted away" and doesnt believe that emily had a drug issue. jeff dighton- emilys brother in law - told prosecution he helped the kids the night of emilys death- and the only thing alex fazzino said to him was "i never touched her" ""kissed her, where was alex fazzino when you went to emiyl, he was running downstairs. claire: prosecution continued the morning & afternoon with an hour and half long video of fazzino being dci and police the night of
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marriage was over and that he family for help to get her clean but no one listened. " "i went upstairs to the world ended. it's really not my wife that you know... its the addiction" :17 claire: today's testimony ended early, around 3 o attorneys could debate whether or not emilys father, rick beckwith, is healthy enough to take the stand or be in the court room. since emilys death hes had heart issues so he may not be fit to stand trial. however, more prosecutionwitn esses are set to testify tomorrow- including multiple doctors. we'll have continuing coverage. live from winneshiek county claire powell local 5
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stephanie: former governor chet culver is back in the political limelight - this time criticizing the state's plan to privatize medicaid. local 5's sabrina ahmed sat down with culver to discuss his views. culver says there needs to be more oversight into the process because private companies are taking over management of iowan's healthcare - and that affects thousands in the state. "but it is happening, i mean, cms approved it. it is happening april first. well, it was supposed to happen january first. there have been so many concerns, so many voices that have been heard, we've had three delays. so, we don't know really what's happening. all we know for sure, that there continued to be a lot of challenges." stephanie: you can check out more of that interview on this week in iowa. sunday at 9:30 am right here on local five. stephanie: new at six- iowa's junior senator is joining senator chuck grassley in the fight against the president.
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shouldn't they? the argument continues over whether or not the senate judiciary committee - headed by iowa's senator chuck grassley - should host hearings for a potential supreme court justice nominee. and now iowa's freshman senator joni ernst is speaking out as well, saying the people should decide, not the president, as they have done in past elections. "in 2014 the voters had a voice and we now have a republican majority. and, so, we do have a republican chair to the judiciary committee, we do have a majority in the senate. and we believe that the people spoke that they weren't going on, so i will go with the most recent election and we will see what 2016 brings. " stephanie: grassley's with the about the republican leadership's denial of hearings... grassley and mitch mcconnell will meet with president obama next tuesday to discuss the issue. stephanie:
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out to jack miller , who's been hanging out at the children's cancer connection annual kick-off event in urbandale. he's surrounded by drinks, food, and even a silent auction! jack, how is the night going so far? jack: (adlib, toss to cancer connection package) 13:21 "i couldn't help but to get a little teary eyed that the first camp he was ever going to attend was an oncology camp." 13:28 alissa that's a shocking reality only the parents of a child with cancer will ever understand. it happened to the andersons of st. charles. one day their 8 year old son reagan was the picture of health. the next, his life was threatened and he was dealing with the unpleasant affects of chemotherapy. 4:14 "well i wasn't really happy because i hated the taste and i just did not feel good." 4:19 reagan but children's cancer connection swooped in to help another family understand childhood cancer and support them in the many ways
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maybe the biggest thing they do all year long is provide the camp. 12:38 it didn't cost us a got out of it is so much more than any other camp we could have sent them to 12:45 (((butt to))) 9:14 he was able to go to camp where there are and other kids who are going through cancer just like him 9:23 mike each summer is the best week of the year for most kids with a and even though reagan found out about his cancer only a couple weeks before camp, this intuitive eight year old knew right away that he was somewhere special. 8:43 i was glad because i knew that i wasn't alone and i knew that other people were there to support me 8:50 ((butt to))) 7:38 it was in the middle of trees , so it was really cool when i came out. so it was a bunch of trees and birds and it was really cool. 7:50 reagan and then something
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reagan responded amazingly well to his chemo. so well that he was declared cancer free just three months later, something that's rarely seen. 5:34 it was a few months. we only had to walk in the shoes of cancer for a few months. so to know it didn't have to be a really long drawn out process was just surreal. 5:46 alissa and though reagan's been cancer free for six months now, he won't dare miss camp this year so he can support those who are getting a week-long respite from their cancer battles. 13:42 it just felt like a place to have a blast. it was a blast. 13:46 mike and reagan jack (adlib) toss back to stephanie thanks jack! if you'd like to make a donation to children's cancer connection, you can visit their website - children's cancer website - children's cancer connection dot org. stephanie: coming up on local 5 news at six... polling numbers out of florida are shedding
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republican contest there as candidates prepare for the next debate tonight. "your watching local 5 news at 6 in hd with jack miller, stephanie
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jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate 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." stephanie: there are finally numbers out of florida in the race for the republican nomination. trump "trumps" rubio . headline out of state. he's ahead of the freshman senator in his
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rubio's 28 percent, according to the first quinnipiac poll of republican voters there. ted cruz is in third place with just 12 percent, while ben carson and john kasich are behind with 7 and 4 percent respectively. stephanie: all five republicans vying for the white house will be center stage tonight in houston for the last debate before super tuesday. rubio and cruz are expected to come out swinging as they fight over who should be the viable alternative to front runner donald trump. it will also be an important debate for carson and kasich, as both contenders continue to struggle to gain traction in the polls. we'll have coverage of the debate coming up at ten. stephanie/wxcdl: chief meteorologist brad edwards is here now... brad:wxcdl ( local 5 weather is coming up next. "now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad
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independent weather experts" brad/wxwall: weather adlib: put script here in green today was another one of "those" days with gray skies and chilly winds, but a change is coming! sunnier and warmer weather is on its way! the clouds will likely stick around most of tonight, but those nw winds will be diminishing down to 5- 10 mph later tonight. while the clouds may still be around as we start friday, we should see plenty of afternoon sunshine and milder sw winds. both of these will help to warm us up into the mid 40s. even warmer weather will push in here for the weekend! sunny skies are expected all day saturday with highs reaching the low 60s in central iowa. saturday night will stay very mild with sw winds keeping us in the 40s overnight. that will set the stage for a mild sunday morning, but a cold front will be coming through before noon that will turn some cooler winds in from the northwest. it will be cloudier and windier in the afternoon, but temps should be staying in the 50s.monday is looking pretty nice too with sunshine and highs in
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like a lion because there will be a storm system coming our way on tuesday with a chance for rain/snow depending on the actual storm track. either way, next week will be getting colder, so be sure to enjoy the next four days! brad/2wxhang: that's all for my coming! sunnier and warmer weather is on its way! the clouds will likely stick around most of tonight, but those nw winds will be diminishing down to 5- 10 mph later tonight. while the clouds may still be around as we start friday, we should see plenty of afternoon sunshine and milder sw winds. both of these will help to warm us up into the mid 40s. even warmer weather will push in here for the weekend! sunny skies are expected all day saturday with highs reaching the low 60s in central iowa. saturday night will stay very mild with sw winds keeping us in the 40s overnight. that will set the stage for a mild sunday morning, but a cold front will be coming through before noon that will turn some cooler winds in from the northwest. it will be cloudier and windier in the afternoon, but temps should be staying in the 50s.monday is looking pretty nice too with sunshine and highs in the 50s. it is looking like march may come in like a lion because there will be a storm
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on tuesday with a chance for rain/snow depending on the actual storm track. either way, next week will be getting colder, so be sure to enjoy the next four days! brad/2wxhang: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for the latest in weather . stephanie/2wxhang: thanks brad. . stephanie/2wxhang: thanks brad. coming! sunnier and warmer weather is on its way! the clouds will likely stick around most of tonight, but those nw winds will be diminishing down to 5- 10 mph later tonight. while the clouds may still be around as we start friday, we should see plenty of afternoon sunshine and milder sw winds. both of these will help to warm us up into the mid 40s. even warmer weather will push in here for the weekend! sunny skies are expected all day saturday with highs reaching the low 60s in central iowa. saturday night will stay very mild with sw winds keeping us in the 40s overnight. that will set the stage for a mild sunday morning, but a cold front will be coming through before noon that will turn some cooler winds in from the northwest. it will be cloudier and windier in the afternoon, but
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staying in the 50s.monday is looking pretty nice too with sunshine and highs in the 50s. it is looking like march may come in like a lion because there will be a storm system coming our way on tuesday with a chance for rain/snow depending on the actual storm track. either way, next week will be getting colder, so be sure to enjoy the next four days! brad/2wxhang: that's all for my forecast. check out weareiowa.com for the latest in weather . stephanie/2wxhang: thanks brad. jon is here now... the hawkeyes with a tough loss last night. jon/3wxhang: thanks stephanie coming up on local 5 sports hear what the hawkeyes had to say about last night's loss that continues to keep them in a funk
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"now, local 5 sports with jon schaeffer. we
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welcome back last night iowa lost for the third time in four games. it's a feeling all too familiar for hawkeye fans-- a strong start and terrible finish. but they still have time to climb back out of this downturn. with more in iowa city we go to alex giaimo. "a packed black and gold arena could not lift iowa to a win and for the 6th straight time.the hawkeyes fell to the wisconsin badgers. (adam woodbury) ah basketball is very mental. tonight we made to many mistakes and that's what cost us. (giaimo) iowa had 14 turnovers on the night many of which were unforced. (fran mccaffery) we were a little casual with the ball. 6 turnovers is too many 8 is way too many. you know against a team that's playing half court man you know we got to do better than that. (mike gesell) you know just uncharacteristic turnovers things that don't usually happen. (giaimo) multiple times iowa had a 6 point lead in the second half but just couldn't put the game away. the badgers also made an alarming 10 3 pointers. (mike gesell) we are just not getting the stops and not playing defense like we were
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hawkeyes scored the fewest points in a game now iowa has last 3 of their last 4 games and is entering the final week of the regular season in a serious (fran mccaffery) they've got to understand we are not asking them to do something they haven't already done. like they've already proven that they can play that way they just got to get back to playing that way. (mike gesell) we know that we are capable of being the best team in the country and we've showed that before and it's not like that left us. we just got to get back to playing that way. (giaimo) in iowa city with your hawkeye headquarters report, i'm alex giaimo. " the hawkeyes will get another chance to rebound sunday against ohio state at 3 p.m. jon: both of the dowling girls basketball co- coaches bob and sharon hansen are stepping down. this coming after dowling was eliminated from the post season earlier this week. bob and sharon hansen have been married for nearly five decades and won 6 state girls basketball titles-- five of which with the maroons. and tallied more
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that will be greatly missed around dowling-- and the ciml.. jon: meanwhile-- these next two iowa state mens basketball games will be the last two home games for this senior class outside of naz mitrou-long. one player who has left a big mark these last four years is forward georges niang. never afraid to speak his mind-- and embrace cyclone nation-- it's a tough thought for the leader of this cyclone team that monday will be the last time he steps onto the court in hilton dawning an iowa state jersey. "oh man you're gonna make me cry. playing at hilton has meant everything to me. to think that there's only two games left it just leaves an empty feeling in my stomach just knowing that running outta the tunnel and just having those passionate fans just cheering for you through thick and thin ups and downs. i'm for sure going to miss this place. hopefully i've left enough here that they're going to remember me but this place will always have
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iowa state takes on kansas state saturday night at hilton coliseum then they'll play oklahoma state in the final home game of the season monday night. jon/bam we'll be right back... you're watching local
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"(clip 894quicker." 1:56 " stephanie: donut king is beloved by thousands of people in the metro, but it's closing its location in west des moines after the property developer is deciding to turn it into something else. joins us tonight at 10, when jack miller will have a special report on this iconic business, its gruff but loveable owner,
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future holds. stephanie: he's finally home! local 5's chief political correspondent amanda krenz's baby brennon rhone was discharged from the hospital earlier today. mom and baby are said to be doing fine. brennon was born just after two in the afternoon on tuesday. stephanie/wxhang: now one last check of your weather, with chief meteorologist brad edwards. brad: weather adlib: today was another one of "those" days with gray skies and chilly winds, but a change is coming! sunnier and warmer weather is on its way! the clouds will likely stick around most of tonight, but those nw winds will be diminishing down to 5- 10 mph later tonight. while the clouds may still be around as we start friday, we should see plenty of afternoon sunshine and milder sw winds. both of these will help to warm us up into the mid 40s. even warmer weather will push in here for the weekend! sunny skies are expected all day saturday with highs reaching the low 60s in central iowa. saturday night will stay very mild with sw winds keeping us in the 40s overnight. that will set the stage for a mild sunday morning, but a cold front will be coming through before noon that will turn some cooler winds in from the northwest. it will be cloudier and windier in the afternoon, but temps should be staying in the 50s.monday is looking pretty nice too with sunshine and highs in the 50s. it is looking like march may come in like a lion because there will be a storm system coming our way on tuesday with a chance for rain/snow depending on the
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either way, next week will be getting colder, so be sure to enjoy the next four days! stephanie/wxhang: thank you for spending your time with us tonight. oscar secfears.
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