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now good morning reno." we're waking up to more snow and more chain controls. what you need to know before you head out on the roads this morning. and have you seen this teen? police in winnemucca need your help tracking him down. plus... a flooding nightmare. we've got an update on the clean up efforts at pine middle school after a pipe burst over winter break. thanks for joining us on good morning reno. i'm dave lawrence. lindsey joins me this morning. the weather-- again a big talker this morning. it's another first alert day. more snow overnight-- means roads could be dangerous this morning. kolo 8 news now's matt vaughan joins us live
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we may be done with the snow for the moment ... but some parts of town got a good amount throughout the day yesterday ... which means there will still be ice on the roads from overnight. ... here's a look at the chaos yesterday ... crashes being reported left and right. it started early ... and continued through the morning commute hours. there were several rollovers on city streets ... including this one on rock boulevard where an s-u-v slid off the road and overturned ... landing in rock park. that was followed by
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into a ravine off robb drive between sharlands and mae anne. the highways also saw their fair share of crashes yesterday. at one point ... n-h-p was responding to multiple spin outs and fender benders at the same time. a major problem area was on i-580 at glendale ... where there was five crashes within minutes of each other. fortunately there were no major injuries in any of these incidents ... but it's a reminder that you should take it slow today. give yourself extra room between you and the cars around you. the normal safe distance is 3 to 4 seconds ... but in these kinds of conditions that should be bumped up to 8 to 10. the roads don't seem to be as bad as they were yesterday ... but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be cautious ... otherwise, we could have another day like we saw yesterdday. and brace yourself ... because there's more snow on the way. let's go to lindsey matherly with a look at
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is expected to hit. a broad area of low pressure continues to provide light snow showers across the sierra and western nevada this morning. accumulations have been generally less than an inch since new this morning... police in winnemucca need your help finding a 15 year old runaway. basil lee hooper junior was reported missing yesterday. he's 6 foot and weighs 250 pounds. he was last seen wearing, blue jeans, a camo jacket and brown cowboy boots. if you know where he is, you're asked to call winnemucca police or secret witness at 623- 6969. the carson city's sheriff's office has identified two suspects wanted in connection with a home burglary last month. they're looking for 36 year old keith gearhart
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the two were identified from surveillance images after police say they burglarized a home on ridgefield drive and stole jewelry, sports memorabilia and electronics. they're believed to be in northern california and are driving a black 2010 kia soul with nevada plates 7-6-a-5-0-1. if you have any information, you're urged to call the carson city sheriff's office. we're getting a look at the woman who police say stabbed a man to death during a fight at a local motel. 40 year old victoria sweeting is charged with one count of open murder. police tracked her down to an apartment in south reno, where they say she admitted to stabbing 21-year-old michael banquicio early yesterday morning at the desert sunset motel on east fourth street. detectives are still investigating what started the fight. if you have any information that can help, you're urged to call reno police, or secret witness at 322- 4900. ### we're also getting a look at the man accused in a shooting last month-- who was
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week after a nearly 6- hour standoff with police. sparks police say daniel enriquez barricaded himself, and as many as four hostages into a home near greenbrae and probasco tuesday morning. enriquez was wanted by reno police in connection with a shooting a the gold dust west, as well as a supermarket robbery. he's charged with robbery and battery with a deadly weapon, plus several weapons, and probation violations. ### a douglas county man is facing domestic battery charges after he allegedly tried to strangle his wife and fired a shotgun inside the home. 38-year-old mathew meinen was arrested monday. his wife told deputies he strangeld her and fired a shotgun inside the home... with seven children inside at the time. deputies say meinen refused to follow their instructions. he was tased and taken into custody. meinen is facing charges of resisting arrest, domestic battery, child abuse and being an ex-felon in possession of a weapon. his bail has been set at over 78-thousand-
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an update now on the clean up going on at pine middle school. crews are working to repair the school after break, causing severe water damage. now classes are starting 2 weeks later than planned. kolo 8 news now's catherine van has a look plus what you can do to keep your kids busy weeks. cotter: i was amazed it happened. you don't expect something like that to happen. a gym... destroyed... rooms... filled with asbestos... and floors... soaked in water. pine middle school is facing some serious problems after a pipe burst about two weeks ago. chris: we've had to go in and replace all the tile floor, all the carpet in all the classrooms. 95 percent of the first floor is damaged... that includes the band room... and a few lockers. personal items had to be removed and bagged to clean up the asbestos. chris: we take them off site, we put them in a climatized area, apply heat to them, make sure they're useful. while crews remove the hazardous material and dry everything up...
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on the 25th...two weeks later than scheduled. to make up for some of that lost time... students will have to go to class 15 minutes earlier every day until spring break. traci: of course if you multiply that out, it doesn't make up the exact amount of minutes, but what we know is that there are unforeseen circumstances and the school is looking at saturday schools, intercession during spring break. davis says... the testing schedule won't be affected... the school has built in extra days in its contingency plan for situations like this. the extra break is good news for the kids... but puts more stress on some parents. cotter: that's our only issue is to keep him busy for the next two weeks. the boys and girls club and the food bank of northern nevada are accommodating for those extra days... but for the most part... parents are understanding. cotter: he's up early. i'm up early. i usually drive him to school so we'll just leave a little bit earlier to drive him to school. cotter: i'm actually impressed at how fast they got us on track. 1shot
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high school... where parents are demanding answers after they say a distubring image appeared on their students' final exam in a kolo 8 news now's ed pearce has more on why apology from school pkg :34-1:24 the painting--titled 'a tale of two hoodies'--was created as an intentionally provocative statement on the issue of racial profiling, an image the artist has said aimed at challenging the viewer and creating public discourse. but with its depiction of a policeman in a ku klux klan hood pointing a gun at an african american child, it has sometimes instead left anger and racial tension in its wake. brian nelson's 17 year old son encountered it in an essay question in a final exam here at dayton high school. nelson: "what was described to me was
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supposed to write about what the artist was trying to portray in the image." nelson says his son didn't know how to answer--a difficult question in a law enforcement family. "professional law enforcement has been suffering from a tarnished image which has been portrayed by the media and it's been increasing over the last several years. there's a number of reason for that, but this was just another attack on their integrity and it has no place in the classroom." reaction, mostly on facebook, was immediate stirring anger on both sides. yesterday, lyon county school superintendent wayne workman issued an immediate apology, reading in part, "we understand the offensive nature of the image and regret that it was used." workman could not say what consequences the teacher might face, citing personnel privacy issues. he did say the district was taking appropriate administrative action. in dayton, ed pearce kolo 8 news now the numbers are in -- and you didn't win. no winning tickets were
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million powerball jackpot. it's now up to 675 million dollars-- the largest jackpot of any lottery game in u.s. history. the next drawing is saturday. which means there will most likely be a rush to buy tickets over the next few days. out at gold ranch in verdi... they've seen a huge uptick in business thanks to the recent lottery fever. trt: 15 tom macintosh, gm gold ranch casino & rv resort, "well it is an intrical part of our business. it generates a lot of traffic that would otherwise not come out here. some of our best zip codes for customers are in the sparks area. which shows the power of the lottery." in the past 13 years, 16 powerball jackpot winners have bought their tickets in pennsylvania-- more than any other state. north korea's recent hydrogen bomb claim has the international community saying "not so fast." why many are convinced they don't have an "h- bomb" after all. the consumer
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vegas is often a glimpse into our future... and it appears jetson's type robots are in our future! coming up, lindsey matherly will have your complete forecast. that's next on kolo 8 news now. "you're watching kolo 8 news now good morning reno with dave lawrence, amanda sanchez and lindsey matherly with your hour by hour forecast"
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a broad area of low pressure continues to provide light snow showers across the sierra and western nevada this morning. accumulations have been generally less than an inch since last night but still enough to cover roadways and likely create travel impacts for the morning commute. an additional few inches is possible across the sierra through the morning but with the bulk of the activity over with, will allow the winter weather advisories to expire as scheduled. the best potential for snow showers will shift eastward this afternoon with some deformation on the backside of the departing low. accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are favored across far eastern pershing, churchill, and
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most shower activity will diminish tonight with only a few lingering flurries through friday afternoon with little to no additional snow accumulations expected. the next snow potential looks to occur by friday night into saturday as a shortwave trough quickly pushes through the region. this is not a strong system but certainly has the provide light snow showers across the sierra and western nevada this morning. accumulations have been generally less than an inch since last night but still enough to cover roadways and likely create travel impacts for the morning commute. an additional few inches is possible across the sierra through the morning but with the
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with, will allow the winter weather advisories to expire as scheduled. the best potential for snow showers will shift eastward this afternoon with some deformation on the backside of the departing low. accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are favored across far eastern pershing, churchill, and mineral counties today. most shower activity will diminish tonight with only a few through friday now to north korea's claims that it successfully bomb test. those claims now being called into question. suggesting that it likely wasn't a hydrogen bomb... saying it would have registered at least 50 kilotons of power. sot: joe cirinccione /it looks like this was more around 6 or 7 be
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a hydrogen bomb is a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki. it has never been used in war. after the announcement, the u-n security council held an emergency meeting and even their closest ally, china, rebuked north korea. even if it was not a hydrogen bomb, there is still concern as this is the fourth time north korea has tested some sort of nuclear device since 2006. macy's is shutting down more stores... and oil prices continue to dip... here's america's money good morning. topping "america's money" -- new concerns overnight about the global economy. >> the main chinese stock exchange shut down today. the second time this week because china's central bank again devalued the currency. >> and china's economic problems overnight dragged down u.s.
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macy's. so the country's largest department store chain is closing three dozen stores and cutting 4500 jobs. >> macy's blames warm weather and the strong dollar for disappointing holiday sales. yesterday's plunge in crude oil prices might be good news for you. with crude oil at its lost point since the recession, analysts expect gas prices to drop another ten cents. >> the national average is holding steady. right around $2. >> that's great news if you're driving out there. that is "america's money." >> have a great day, everybody. sfx: rocket blasting off (ding) (dong) (ding) (ding) (din (ding) (ding) (ding) sfx: (countdown) 3, 2, 1 (ding) (ding)
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eat up, buddy. you'll get it this time. yeah ok not too quick don't let go until i say so. i got you... start strong with the lasting energy of 100% you're doing it! whole grain quaker oats. and off you go. winter break is almost over for kids in washoe county but if your looking for some ways to keep them entertained this weekend kolo 8 news now's rebecca kitchen is here with your 8 things to do... good morning dave we have a really great even for kids who love snakes... but first up.... ... dance the night away and watch some of the best performers of latin ballroom during the reno latin dance
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parties and an evening showcase... that's at the through sunday. micahel jackson a thrilling tribute pays homage to some of the musician's classic works and helps raise money for the autism coalition of nevada... check it out saturday at 7 in the eldorado showroom. if your looking for ways during the last week of some options... laughing owl productions presents han christian tin soldier... friday and saturday morning at 10:30 and 2:30 they are coming to reno... the snakes alive exhibit features more than 20 live venomous snakes. kids can learn all about the creatures native to northern nevada... snakes alive opens saturday at the wilbur d may museum and runs through april. also the planetarium has some great exhibits for kids right now including what it's like to live in space.... they open on weekend at 10 am nevada women's basketball team is partnering with awaken during this weekend's
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awareness of human trafficking. tickets are only 3 dollars at the door, nevada takes on the air force saturday at 4 if you''re a fan of horror movies.... you may want to go check out the forest starring game of thrones actress natalie dormer... the film opens in theaters today. comedian kabie kabeezy singh will be at the pioneer underground this weekend. his shows are today through saturday.. those are your 8 things to do and you can always find more ideas by heading to kolo tv dot com and clicking on kolo cares. dave and amanda toss to break
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this is my computer? this is your computer. let's go on the internet. let's go. click it? yes. ok. i cursor in between the r and the e. when i say dot, i want you to just push the period. she's going to love me all over again now. that's it! jamaica here you come! here we go. all right. good job. thank you. thank you. i did it. by myself.
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a broad area of low pressure continues to provide light snow showers across the sierra and western nevada this morning. accumulations have been generally less than an inch since last night but still enough to cover roadways and likely create travel impacts for the morning commute. an additional few inches is possible across the sierra through the morning but with the bulk of the activity over with, will allow the winter weather advisories to expire as scheduled. the best potential for snow showers will shift eastward this fans of "the jetsons", listen up. how would you like your very own robot just like the one from the cartoon? mary maloney shows us
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at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. "meet george jetson." families of the future -- as depicted on the jetsons -- had handy robots that among other things -- provided breakfast. "how do you want your eggs?" meet intel's new creation. "hello world." it's half hoverboard -- half segway - and all robot. "good to be back." intel showcased this contraption at the consumer electronics show -- the biggest tech event in the world. not only can you ride the robot -- but it can serve as an alarm for your house. and you can give it arms. "are those my arms? awesome." the segway robot recognizes voice commands and has an internet connected camera that helps it follow you around. although it's not as functioning as the jetson's rosie "up and at 'em mr. j." this butler-like gadget gives us a glimpse of the future. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney. you've heard the term "moving target" before... well donald trump you've heard the term "moving target" before... well donald trump seems to know it well... now he's targeting ted cruz in a series of attacks on his political rival.
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pattern has finally given us quite a bit of snow this winter... but in southern california they're dealing with flooding. you're watching kolo 8 news now. for news while you're on the move, listen to our news partner news-talk 780 koh "you're watching kolo 8 news
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