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until then, good night.tonight on kolo 8 news now... we've seen plenty of winter weather this year... and it's putting a big strain on local roads. developing tonight... ten american sailors in the hands of iran... captured in the persian gulf. and somebody could be a billion and a half dollars richer after tomorrow's powerball drawing. for many people that jackpot means a chance to help a lot of charities. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah johns. i'm noah bond. we've been spoiled here in the truckee meadows over the last couple of years. those mild winters meant we spent less on heating, outerwear, and boots. of course, this season is different. and we're truly getting freeze-thaw cycles: causing potholes to appear on our roadways. kolo 8 news now's terri russell joins us with the story. terri, you went to one area of town where city of reno crews have been trying to keep up. we went to south virginia just north of
have started to appear over the last couple of weeks. it is not the only stretch of roadway that the city of reno finds itself playing catchup in a race they most likely won't win. its a sound that has become all too familiar for those who work and live in the south virginia street area between plumb and patriot. pot holes, which have started to appear over the last couple of weeks. the women's riding specialist here at great basin bicycles says she started taking another route to work. cat gardella/driver: to date, a little pot holey, unpredictable, especially right after the stop light at patriot and south virginia. nice big old rut has been there for several weeks.. gardella took that route today so she didn't notice crews working on filling the potholes. according the city's maintenance and operations manager marnell heinz, crews have been working on the road with an asphalt and aggregate mixture to help cover the pot holes which are about an inch deep. it will work for a a little while
entirely and a slurry seal used about three years ago to give deep. it will work for a a little while the problem is, he says the road needs to be replaced entirely and a slurry seal used about three years ago to give the asphalt a little more shelf life was applied too late. marnell heinz/reno maintenance & operations manager: the asphalt below it begins to fail, and the slurry seal becomes unraveled and doesn't adhere to it. the winter weather is doing the crews no favors either with cold temperatues and moisture. heinz says this is not the only street with problems. portions of double r look like there has been some patch work done. heinz says military, arlington, and california avenue are also with imput from the regional transportation road re-construction. but the r-t-c says this winter has been severe enough to have them re-analyzing road conditions which include south virginia street. crews will be out there later in the week with
if reconstructing the road can be tracked. another round of wet weather, is moving into northern nevada. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. jeff? winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, from 4 am until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and from 1 am until midnight for the high sierra. snow totals of 6-12" above 7000', and 2-4" for the tahoe basin and truckee, are possible with this storm. expect winter driving and road controls at times. a pacific storm will push onshore overnight and through the region on wednesday. snow levels will be a little higher with this system, with mainly rain and wind expected below 5000'. sierra snow totals will not be very impressive, but will be enough to affect travel. after a brief break, another weaker system will bring another chance of sierra snow and valley showers late thursday into friday, with a third system expected on saturday. an early look at next week also appears stormy. - jeff tonight: a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 am. mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind 5 to 10 mph. wednesday: rain likely before 4 pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. cloudy, with a high near 46. breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
little or no snow accumulation expected. wednesday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. west wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%. cam 3 - wx mic midnight for the high sierra. snow totals of 6-12" above 7000', and 2-4" for the tahoe basin and truckee, are possible with this storm. expect winter driving and road controls at times. a pacific storm will push onshore overnight and through the region on wednesday. snow levels will be a little higher with this system, with mainly rain and wind expected below 5000'. sierra snow totals will not be very impressive, but will be enough to affect travel. 13-year-old humboldt county murder investigation. 52-year-old james melendez was arrested yesterday in lake havasu city, arizona. deputies say he was involved in the 2003 murder of james erwin. melendez faces charges of murder and conspiracy to destroy
arrested on murder charges last week.### developing in the middle east tonight... iran captured two small u-s navy boats, are are now holding ten of our sailors. pentagon officials say the boats had mechanical problems, and drifted into iranian waters. at the time they were going between bahrain and kuwait. officials say they received assurances from iran, the sailors will be returned safely and promptly. ### a fighter-pilot was able to safely eject from a jet crash in churchill county this morning. the f-a-18-hornet went down around eight-30 25 miles east of n-a-s fallon. the pilot was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but is expected to be okay. naval officials say the crash happened during a routine training mission.### the search for two missing fishermen at pyramid lake has been called off. it's new information we've learned in the last 90 minutes. tribal officials say they believe there's no longer a chance the search will be
the two bay area men were reported missing, at the lake, on new year's day. ### a group of protesters who have taken over an oregon wildlife refuge are taking more action: cutting down a fence on the property. the protest at the mel-wear malheur wildlife refuge is now in its second week. protesters are using government equipment to tear down the fence pole by pole. "this is ground that they've used for years in the past and now it's fenced off, prevented them from using it." another armed group has arrived from idaho. they say they're there to protect both the local community and the bundy group; and that they're neutral.### new developments tonight, about the last minute changes in a health plan, that left 7-hundred carson city area residents-- without access to their doctors. patients who signed up with the prominence health plan, were told--- after their open enrollment period ended, that their insurance would no longer be accepted at carson medical group, which includes many of the doctors in the
the medical group told us, prominence-- wanted to cut their compensation by a third, more than they could absorb, and too late to negotiate a solution. our calls yesterday produced no response from prominence.... but today, they issued a statement saying in part-- they contacted carson medical group on december first --proposing the change to their contract, which they say-- on average is at least 25-percent higher than that for the market as a whole. they say that proposal 17th. it should be noted-- that the december first notification, came four weeks into the enrollment period. the change has left prominence customers with access to only three family doctors, in the carson city and valley area. ### the california state n- double-a-c-p has endorsed a proposed ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana. group officials say legalizing marijuana is an important civil rights issue because pot- related arrests are "racially biased," and disproportionately affect blacks and latinos. backers of the measure
support from minority voters to get the initiative passed in november.### the state board of transportation has approved a contract to build a road, to access the tesla battery plant under construction east of reno. it's a 76-million-dollar deal, with ames construction. ames was one of four companies, competing for the u-s-a parkway project. the project is expected to be finished by fall 20- 17. ### california air quality regulators are rejecting volkswagen's recall plan. the proposal was to fix vehicles programmed to trick government emissions tests. the california air resources board said the plan did not meet -its standards, and was 'unacceptable.' volkswagen says it continues to work with regulators.### the powerball jackpot is now 1-point-5-billion dollars. if you win... you're looking at some pretty hefty taxes. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren is here... with how local charities hope... to help you reduce those taxes... colin? noah... as we know... donating to a 501 3 c can reduce
also... you've got one- dollars... just do out a local charity in need. today... i talked to a few around town which would be happy to accept your generous gift. "at care chest of sierra nevada we provided medical resources to nevadans in need. a donation of a million dollars would allow us to provide the medical equipment that folks need to remain independent, to stay in their homes as their health declines and to empower them to live more mobile lives." "at the justin hope foundation we help families affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. a donation of a million dollars would go a long way. it would help us open up a center that provides resources to families, respite, therapy... that they can just go to one place and obtain" "at ktmb we are dedicated to creating a cleaner, more education and active community involvement. a donation of a million dollars truckee river for generations to
"at catholic charities of northern nevada we have 14 poverty assistance programs. a million dollars would be able to 408,000 meals over in our dining room." "at volunteers of america, we save lives, we change lives. that is probably what i would do with our million dollars is work on the housing and the mental health issues. i would hire some highly qualified therapist and get them in here and have them start working with the people on a daily basis." "at the veteran's guest house, if someone were to give us million dollars today... we're in the very early stages of considering the construction of a new house, and that would be a really nice donation to that construction," "at the reno ronald mcdonald house we keep families close when their child is in the hospital, so a large donation of a million dollars would allow us to care for far more than the 160 families we care for each year." now most of us are not
the powerball... but still... these charties support... to learn more about these... and many other local organizations... go colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. we're less than an hour obama's state-of-the union address. it starts at 6 o'clock. we're taking a closer look at the disfunction in washington d-c. and the hope that somehow-- our lawmakers can work together, during the president's last year in office. and, intense winter conditions are slamming a portion of the nation. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8 a blast f winter is creating whiteout
430 to 7am. a blast of winter is creating whiteout conditions around the great lakes. some places are buried under three feet of snow. and more lake effect snow is on the way. and some areas could see
wind chills as low as 30 below zero. elizabeth hur reports. from ohio to new york.. drivers fighting against white-out conditions... "sirens" this scene along the ohio-indiana border.. shows one of several crashes this morning.. involving dozens of vehicles.. shutting down interstate highways.. "you can't see across the street!!" in western new york.. some towns.. already buried in as much as 34 inches of snow.. "it's all about digging out after yesterday's intense lake effect snow bands.." are bracing for more lake effect snow.. potentially bringing the total snowfall in this area to 3 to 4 feet in just 3 days. behind the snow..
turning everything into ice.. from benches to shrubs... even cars.. the incredible images leaving some scratching their heads.. "i can't think anything .. it's just covered in ice.. covered with water." the same system.. sending temperatures in the midwest to 30 below zero.. and bringing more snow from kentucky up through new england. preparations underway for the first snow of the season in big northeast cities like new york and boston.. but forecasters say.. they will be spared this round.. with boston getting maybe an inch of snow. but it is winter after all.. and forecasters say.. there is more snow possible.. from the midwest to the northeast this weekend into next week.
winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, from 4 am until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and from 1 am until midnight for the high sierra. snow totals of 6-12" above 7000', and 2-4" for the tahoe basin and truckee, are possible with this storm. expect winter driving and road controls at times. a pacific storm will push onshore overnight and through the region on wednesday. snow levels will be a little mainly rain and wind expected below 5000'. sierra snow totals will not be very impressive, but will be enough to affect travel. after a brief break, another weaker system will bring another chance of sierra snow and valley showers late
third system expected on saturday. an early look at next week also appears stormy. - jeff tonight: a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 am. mostly oudy, with a low around 36. south wind 5 to 10 mph. pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. cloudy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. little or no snow accumulation expected. wednesday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. west wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%. thursday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10 pm, then a chance of
then a chance of rain and snow showers after 4 am. mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday: a chance of rain and snow before 10 am. mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. saturday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. breezy. saturday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. breezy. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. sunday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. m.l.king day: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, from 4 am until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and from 1 am until midnight for the high sierra.
7000', and 2-4" for the tahoe basin and truckee, are possible with this storm. expect winter driving and road controls at times. sold at walmart is under recall, because it poses a shock hazard. the heating element in the rival electric griddle can crack... allowing water to get inside. about 330-thousand of the griddles are part of the recall. if you have one... stop using it, and return it to walmart for a refund. you can find more information about the recall on our website. go to kolo-cares-dot- com and click on hot topics. ### today marks the sixth anniversary of the deadly magnitude-seven
haiti. the initial quake struck at four-53 in the afternoon back in 2010. it was followed by several strong aftershocks. the earthquake was centered 15 miles from the haitian capital, port-au-prince. more than 300-thousand people died. another 300-thousand people were injured. a million-and-a-half people were displaced.### more drama for the so called mother of the affluenza teen. she's out of jail, but is now facing more restrictions on her life. and, new details about el chapo. the inverview with sean penn is revealing his attitude about the crimes he's acued of commiting against the united states. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh. we're now hearing from
chapo. over the weekend, the magazine revealed that actor sean penn met the drug lord last fall. their secret meeting chapo's run from the law, after his escape from prison in mexico. in the video, el chapo is unapologetic about being a drug lord. "a way to survive... no other way to work in our economy .. to be able to make a living." authorities say penn's communications with el chapo, led them to his jungle hideout. mexican marines recaptured el chapo yesterday, after a fierce 5-hour gunfight with his henchmen. u-s prosecutors are fighting to get him into their courts. the mexican attorney general says the extradition process can take up to a year. ### investigators in philadelphia are looking into a tipster's claim: the man who shot a police officer was a part of a group of four people with "radical beliefs." edward archer is accused of ambushing officer jesse hartnett
hartnett three times in the arm. authorities say archer claimed allegiance to isis. the tipster also told the officer the threat was not over. police and the f-b-i are trying to determine if the information is credible.### tonya couch... mother of the so-called affluenza teen, is out of jail. she posted bond this morning. her son ethan, remains in mexico... where the pair is accused of running off-to----- last month. lauren lyster reports. the so-called affluenza mom tonya couch...leaving jail today "how you feeling right now. tonya, you have something to say?" reporters... texas judge reduced it from one million dollars to 75-thousand. "we're talking about a 3rd talking about a capitol murder,// i gotta make my decisions alone." the judge pointing out tonya couch is accused of a non- violent crime--hindering the
18-year-old son ethan. the mother-son pair, disappearing last month after this video was posted online appearing to show ethan at a party where others were seen playing beer pong. he's been accused of violating his probation for killing four people in this 2013 drunk driving crash. his attorneys arguing the teen suffered from affluenza--that he was too spoiled to know right from wrong. the mother's arrest warrant says the duo drove
to mexico after tonya took 30 thousand dollars our of her bank account. couch's older son -- ethan's half brother -- telling the judge yesterday authorities have frozen his mother's bank accounts and she has access to no other assets. "your testimony is that there is nothing...there is nothing." the judge has ordered tonya to follow conditions like wearing a gps bracelet. as for ethan couch...he's still in mexico fighting extradition to the u.s. there will be a hearing in texas next week to decide if the case will be moved from juvenile to adult court. lauren lyster, abc
canidate made a stop in reno today. we're sharing his message as the battle for your vote continues for this presidential race. plus-- "there's optimism on capitol hill ahead of president obama's final state of the union address. i'm jacqueline policastro, how lawmakers say they plan to tackle the year." plus... preparing for super-bowl 50 at levi stadium. this week, it's all about the field.