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neither cold weather, nor threats, could keep thousands from enjoying the 127th rose parade. with extra security, the flowered floats moved through the streets of pasadena, california. and revelers still flocked to times square and many other sites overnight to ring in 2016. besides massive amounts of trash to clean up in new york city? there were no major incidents. "we are from the south of france. but all france is really about the events in paris. it's make party, to, not to stop living." the high threat level displays in paris or celebrations were also displays in paris or brussels. celebrations were also canceled in rochester, new york after a terror plot from an alleged thwarted.
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the closure of the train system. the trains are running again today.### reno's first baby of 2016 was born early this morning. shannon freshour and kevin harris welcomed their daughter, adalie rae harris, at two-oh- two this morning. she's seven and a half pounds, and 18-inches long. it was a stressful new year's eve for the couple; shannon endured more than 20 hours of labor before undergoing a c- section to bring adalie into the world... "it was stressful i dind't handle it well i wanted to protect her and there was nothing i could do." the new parents, have been trying to start a family for several years.### he was reno's most well known ambassador for years. bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of people by simply waving his hand. today, reno remembered "ed the waver."
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lygren was there for the fourth annual walk in his honor. colin? sarah... ed carlson passed away back in december of 2012. at the time... residents saddened by his death... decided to honor him in the best way they knew how... by walking... and waving... continued. nats - happy new year... a joyous celebration today.... of reno great... "this is just a nice, positive way of remembering him and carrying out his simple message of just waving to people." dozens of people... honoring ed the waver... by doing what he did... walking... and waving. "he walks the walk and talks the talk. he waves because he believed in the good of people." in 2009 ed told kolo's john tyson... nothing makes him happier... than putting a smile on someone's face. "i am probably the happiest person i know." nats - walking ed's charisma... emulated in the yearly
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community for the friendliness of our community and he personified that. and for that we remember him." people today saying... ed was genuine. he wanted to enrich people's lives... and that is why he waved. "i mean you and i can stand there and go... but there is nothing there, but he had a personal charisma about him." "he was the first one who welcomed me... and 'here there is someone on south virginia just waving to me.' i thought 'cool place to live.'." today's walk brought many of the responses ed got... as people waved... drivers honked... thanking them for the gesture. "even if they have no association with the waver, i think people just appreciate a nice gesture of smiling and waving, and that is what ed taught us all." i have to admit... i was never around to see ed... but seeing that event today... it is quite the sight... a few dozen people... just happy to say hi... sarah? clear skies on new year's day. but that may be chaning next week. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a
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jeff? under a cold low pressure system, temperatures are going to stay very cold through the weekend. expect morning lows in the teens and single digits. clouds will increase by late saturday, ahead of a splitting system along the coast. a series of pacific storms will start to move into the region early next week, bringing clouds and a chance of sierra snow and valley showers. stay warm out there, and happy new year! - jeff saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 31. southeast wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. monday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. chance of precipitation is 20%. monday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 42. tuesday night: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a low around 33. wednesday: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. wednesday night: a chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. thursday: a chance of snow
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high near 41. cam 3 - wx mic police believe a pedestrian hit by a car in north reno early this morning had been drinking. a 21-year-old man was hit while walking near north mccarran and socrates drive just before one-30. he was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. police say the driver is cooperating, but investigators are still looking for anyone who may have seen the crash. if you know anything call the reno police department or secret
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an r-t-c bus route was delayed this morning after a car rear-ended a bus in sparks. it happened just before ten this morning at prater way and rock boulevard. no injuries were reported.### president obama is vowing: 2016 will be a year of action on restricting gun rights. in a new year's day address, the president suggested the possibility of issuing executive orders aimed at making it harder for criminals to get guns. bazi kanani reports. somber memories as the new year begins. the president refers back to the horrifying mass shooting of kindergarteners in newtown, connecticut---as he announced his new year's resolution to act on gun control. "we know that we can't stop every act of violence. but what if we tried to stop even one? what if congress did something-- anything-- to protect our kids from gun violence." in his weekly address, president obama called it the unfinished business of his presidency... after
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dozen condelence speeches to communities like roseburg, oregon this fall.... grieving yet another mass shooting. "somehow this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at his podium ends up being routine. the conversation and the aftermath of it. we've become numb to this." frustrated by congress's inability to pass a bill expanding background checks, the president says he will meet monday with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss his options... including bypassing congress with an executive order. for public support. "the gun lobby is loud and well organized in its defense of effortlessly available guns for everyone. the rest of us are going to have to be just as passionate and well organized in our defense of kids." proponents of looser gun controls are celebrating in texas.... where a new law went into effect... allowing licensed texans to carry handguns openly in public. national rifle association is also
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releasing a new series of videos attacking those pushing for stricter gun controls... including democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. hillary clinton has reached a key fundraising goal for her presidential campaign. the democrat raised 55-million dollars in the fourth quarter; putting her over her 100-million-dollar goal. the clinton campaign has collected 112-million dollars for the primary since launching its campaign in april. the democratic frontrunner worked hard for the money. she's headlined at least 174 fundraisers.### the new year's day holiday can't stop politics in an election year. spotted at today's rose parade in pasadena, california? a skywriting message bashing presidential candidate and g-o-p frontrunner donald trump. it reads: "america is great, trump is disgusting, anybody but trump." six planes were used to write the message, which could be seen
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company 'air sign' took credit for the message. it began tweeting before the event, promising a surprise for parade-goers.### tonight firefighters continue to battle a fire engulfing a highrise hotel in dubai. the fire at the "address downtown" started at around nine-30 local time last night. it quckly spread through 20 floors. people inside were forced to make a very fast escape. "i already posted that i'm here on the 48th floor. help" // "i can hear them, i saw some debris falling down from the building. // i prayed, if this is my last chance, then so be it." dubai officials say only 16 people were hurt inthe fire, and they only suffered minor injuries. two people were illed and at least four others were hurt when a gunman opened fire near an israeli pub. tonight authorities are still looking for the
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israeli officials are still working to determine if the shooting in tel aviv was a terror attack. witnesses said someone dressed all in black, with a black mask, carried out the attack with what looked like a military-style assault rifle. if you have a christmas tree... you've got to find a place to get rid of it. one enterprising business owner is helping people dispose of their trees... with a rather unusual solution. and floodwaters are starting to recede in the midwest... but there could still be problems further south. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast, next on kolo 8 news now. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with
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dave if you comparison shop and want the lowest price... you may not have to change where you're shopping. amanda a look at some stores that have the best policies when it comes to price matching. davea join us monday for good morning reno from 430 to 7 am. dave
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things are finally starting to get back to normal in the midwest after hundreds of homes and business were damaged in historic flooding. in missouri, all interstate highways are now back open and people around saint louis are assessing the damage. dwight davis lives just southwest of saint louis. he was able to save his house: "we started building a wall about, what was it, two days ago, right when it started coming up, about 6 am. we started going, we had about 70 volunteers they were great, sunset hills came out and really came through, they had sandbags coming for us, sand and everything." the record flooding is blamed for at least 22 deaths in missouri and illinois; and at least four-people are still missing. the danger is not over. all that water now is heading south to arkansas and louisiana.### under a cold low pressure
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to stay very cold through the weekend. expect morning lows in the teens and single digits. clouds will increase by late saturday, ahead of a splitting system along the coast. a series of pacific storms will start to move into the region early next week, bringing clouds and a chance of sierra snow and valley showers. stay warm out there, and happy new year! - jeff saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 31. southeast wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy,
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monday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. chance of precipitation is 20%. monday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 42. tuesday night: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a low around 33. wednesday: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly
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snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. thursday: a chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. under a cold low pressure system, temperatures are going to stay very cold through the weekend. expect morning lows in the teens and single digits. clouds will increase by late saturday, ahead of a splitting system along the coast. a series of pacific storms will start to move into the region early next week, bringing clouds and a chance of sierra snow and
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there, and happy new year! - jeff saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 31. southeast wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. southeast wind around 5 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. monday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. chance of precipitation is 20%. monday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a high near 42. tuesday night: a chance of rain and snow. cloudy, with a low around 33. wednesday: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. wednesday night: a chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. thursday: a chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. under a cold low pressure system, temperatures are going to stay very cold through the weekend. expect morning lows in the teens and single digits. clouds will increase by late saturday, ahead of a splitting system along the coast. a series of pacific storms will start to move into the region early next week, bringing clouds and of the holiday season: christmas trees. many people toss them in the trash or cart them to recycling centers. but there's another option vanessa peng found that's eco- and animal- friendly. they're in their winter garb - ready to recycle christmas. "there's this surplus of variety just waiting out there and that's
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when it's warmer, these goats usually clear-out overgrown fields. "in the summer we use our goats on customers' properties to deal with unwanted vegetation, weeds and brush, much of that happening and the goats don't have a lot of in their diets." so after the holidays they'll gladly eat your christmas leftovers. "you have to get rid of your christmas tree anyway." ornaments. "one it gives the goats some variety and two, christmas trees actually have tannins in them that help the goats deal with internal parasites that they're susceptible to." the hard workers of goat rental service "goats on the go" will eat your tree for free while you watch. all they ask is if you can - give to "kid for a kid." the organization donates kids - or baby goats - to needy haitian children. "make that last kind of usually joyless event of the christmas season kind of more fun and watch the goats in action and give to a good cause."
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year's tradition in chicago, featuring some very brave souls. this was the scene at the north avenue beach on lake michigan at the annual "polar plunge." most managed to tough it out for just a few seconds, before scrambling back to shore. the plunge raises money to find homes for greyhounds across the midwest.### bill cosby isn't just facing criminal charges... he's also facing a lawsuit. a judge has ordered the comedian's wife to take the stand to testify. a music world says goodbye to a legend. we're looking back at the life of natalie cole. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh.
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bill cosby's wife will have to testify about
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sexual predatory behavior. and for the first time since his arrest on criminal charges? the comedian is also speaking out online. brandi hitt has the story. nats -- "no comment mr. cosby?" just days after bill cosby's arrest... on a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault ... all eyes are now shifting to his wife of 50 years -- camille. nats -- a federal judge has ordered her to testify in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven of cosby's accusers -- the couple's attorneys losing the argument... that the cosbys' private conversations were protected... under marital privilege. more than 50 women have now come forward -- accusing the comedian of sexual assault... drugging... or rape. many of them appearing in the a&e documentary "cosby -- the women speak" -- produced by abc's lincoln square productions." "i knew i had been drugged... no doubt in my mind." // "i don't know how i ended up in his hotel room." // "i was in a bed - no clothes. cosby's in the room - in a robe." cosby has long denied the allegations... and sat down with abc news
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"i have been in this business for 52 years, and i will... i've never seen anything like this." wednesday - following his arrest... he posted on twitter -- "friends and fans, thank you" only to be blasted with several angry responses. cosby's attorneys say he remains in good spirits. "he has confidence in his legal team's ability to bring about justice for him in this case." camille cosby has stood by her husband -- calling him a kind and generous man in a her deposition has been week. the comedian is back in criminal court the following week. brandi hitt -- abc news -- los angeles. iconic r&b star natalie cole has died at the age of 65. the grammy winner, and daughter of legendary nat king cole, died late last night in a los cole underwent a successful kidney transplant in 2009. her kidney troubles date back to 2008, when she was diagnosed with hepatitis-c and
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the virus. cole attributed the illness to her struggles with cocaine and heroin. she had been sober for some time following stints in a rehabilitation clinic. her hits include "this will be," "unforgettable" and "inseparable."# and wayne rogers... best known for playing the role of "trapper john" mcintyre on "m.a.s.h." has died. the actor died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. rogers had parts on many short-lived shows before "m.a.s.h.," specializing in westerns like "law of the plainsman" and "stagecoach west." he spent his late life as a money manager and investor and was a regular panelist on the fox news stock investment show "cashin' in." wayne rogers was 82.
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after weeks of holiday parties morning resolving to eat better, exercise - or just try to be healthier but experts say you don't have to go cold turkey. in fact, you may be more successful if you don't. kolo 8 news now's kendra kostelecky joins us with some tips to get you going in the right direction. sarah - back when i bought this jacket - it use to button. if you're feeling a little fluffier than you use to - local fitness trainers say don't be afraid to take that first step, no matter how small. i would say start in the kitchen - look in your kitchen. is there anything there, once you start into this fitness journey. fitness trainer edzar
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