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hours away from the powerball draw. 1-point-5-billion dollars is up for grabs tonight. people are lining-up outside stores along the stateline to get their tickets. kolo 8 news now's paul harris is live at gold ranch. paul, ?how's it looking? noah/sarah-- the lines right now are looking ??????. a lot of people have been saying they have had better luck with the lines in truckee. but if you don't want to drive that far... nevada highway patrol has some tips you should know. paul harris, kolo 8 news now. paul harris, kolo 8 news now. that massive powerball jackpot also has people in southern nevada heading to the california border. "it's like a party atmosphere. they all get along, they've been waiting in line maybe 2 to 4
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we are just three hours away from the powerball draw. 1-point-5-billion dollars is up for grabs tonight. people are lining-up outside stores along the stateline to get their tickets. kolo 8 news now's paul harris is live at gold ranch. paul, ?how's it looking? noah/sarah-- the lines right now are looking ??????. a lot of people have been saying they have had better luck with the lines in truckee. but if you don't want to drive that far... nevada highway patrol has some tips you should know. paul harris, kolo 8 news now. paul harris, kolo 8 news now. that massive powerball jackpot also has people in southern nevada heading to the california border. "it's like a party atmosphere. they all get along, they've been waiting in line maybe 2 to 4
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they're waiting with." despite the long lines... people are having plenty of fun. some people are getting in line as early as 2-30 a-m in primm on the state line. others drive a little further to nipton... but the lines there are nearly as long. and if there's no winner... those lines will likely grow even longer. a series of storms coming through our area this week. we're seeing rain in the valley... and snowy conditions in the sierra. chief meteoroligist jeff thompson has your forecast. jeff? winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and until midnight for the high sierra. expect winter driving and road controls at times through the evening. this stormy pattern will continue through at least early next week. a series of pacific storms will move on-shore and through the region, with a storm about every other day in the forecast. carry chains and expect winter driving conditions in the sierra above 6000'. for the lower elevations, breezy, showery weather will continue at times. this active weather will last into next week, and likely beyond. -jeff tonight: scattered rain and snow showers before 10 pm.
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around 28. west wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. thursday night: a chance of rain and snow after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday: a chance of rain and snow before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 47. west wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday night: a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 am. cloudy, with a low around 34. saturday: rain likely, mainly after 10 am. cloudy, with a high near 45. chance of precipitation is 60%. saturday night: a chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: partly sunny, with a
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new developments tonight... a third arrest in a deadly carson city shooting. deputies arrested 21- year-old reed sken-nan-dore skenandore last night at a motel at south carson street and sonoma drive. investigators say witnesses said sken-nan-dore skenandore was at the scene and fired a handgun at 18-year-old grant watkins. he is being held without bail. detectives believe watkins trying to sell drugs to sken-nan-dore skenandore and two other suspects monday morning when he was shot. deputies believe all suspects who are a danger to the community have been arrested. sparks police are looking for whoever fired several shots near an apartment complex this morning. it happened around 6-30 this morning, at the sierra woods apartments-- on greenbrae drive. nobody was hurt... but one apartment, and several cars were hit. police are looking for anyone who may have been a witness. if you know anything... secret witness is ofering a 750-dollar reward. just call 322-4900. ### a decision by the state
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prove as stunning as the crime itself. ernesto gonzalez had his conviction overturned by the court. back in 2013 he was found guility of killing the president of a rival motorcycle club on the gaming floor of the sparks nugget. it all happened during street vibrations in 2011. kolo 8 news now terri russell has been looking into this decision, and spoke with gonzalez's attorney. prosecutors say gonzalez was part of a conspiracy by the vagos biker club against the hells angels, that gonzalez was the designated trigger man and assigned to kill the president of the san jose hells angels jeffrey pettigrew. for his part gonzalez says he was simply protecting his fellow vago from getting kicked in the head by president pettigrew. ernesto gonzalez/defendant: and then all of a sudden, i see him starting kicking him and i thought, f that, and i started with the gun, and that's when i shot and i shot at both of them. tried to get both because i didn't know. that was ernesto gonzalez's testimony back in august of
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shooting on the casino floor at the sparks nugget during street vibrations 2000-11. it was a crime that shocked the area for its brazen openess. prosecutors claimed there was a hit on the san jose hells angel president jeffrey pettigrew by the vagos biker club...with gonzalez the trigger man. gonzalez testified he knew of no conspiracy. during deliberations, the jury asked the judge in the case, "if a person has no knowledge of a conspiracy but their actions contribute to someone else's plan, are they guilty of conspiracy?" the supreme court found, that was have difficulty with the case, and that the judge should have intervened to explain further, but she did not. that was one reason, in a unanimous decision, the supreme court overturned the gonzalez conviction. david houston/gonzalez attorney: one jury question, that clearly indicated the jury did not believe he was involved as a co-conspirator. unfortunately that question was not answered
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that resulted in the jury coming back with a verdict shortly after that.. houston also points to another aspect of the decision. that is, gonzalez should have been tried for the crime first....then if found guilty, the enhancement--in this case gang affiliation should have come at the time of sentencing. houston: no one wants to be convicted based upon simple association. houston says his client will be released from prison and put back into washoe county jail. but because the conviction was overturned, his client is not guilty of anything, and could be released on bail. terri russell kolo 8 news now. former n-f-l player lawrence phillips was found dead in his cell, in a california prison. officials suspect it was a suicide. guards found the 40- year-old phillips unresponsive in his cell early this morning. he had been in segregation since april of 2013, when he was suspected of killing his
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a judge ruled tuesday, that there was enough evidence to try phillips phillips played for the rams... dolphins, and 49ers during his career. ten u-s sailors detained they were held less than 24 hours. american officials say one of the sailors' -two boats broke down yesterday and drifted into iranian waters. today iranian state dramatic images of the moment revolutionary guard forces boarded the american vessels sailors. the sailors were released this morning, and escorted to a u-s navy cruiser. secretary of state john kerry said the situation would have likely ended very differently just a few years ago. "also want to thank the iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response. these are always situations which, as everybody here knows, have an ability if not properly guided to get out of control." the navy says all ten
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release comes just a few days before iran is expected to meet the terms of last summer's nuclear deal. the deal gives iran significant relief from severe economic sanctions.### we want to wish one of our viewers a happy 100th birthday. happy birthday jo. this is one special woman. and she has a great story--- filled with romance and adventure. we're picking it up in her 20's-- to where she's at today. the future of solar in nevada was hurt by one decision. today, the public utility commission is talking about this decision. we'll bring you live update. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "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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one-and-a-half billion dollar powerball jackpot... what do you do? dave you look for fun stuff to do around town that doesn't cost you a lot of money. amanda we'll have a look at your 8 things to do around town. dave that's tomorrow on gmr 430 to 7am.
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winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and until midnight for the high sierra. expect winter driving and road controls at times through the evening. this stormy pattern will continue through at least early next week. a series of pacific storms will move on-shore and through the region, with a storm about every other day in the forecast. carry chains and expect winter driving conditions in the sierra above 6000'. for the lower elevations, breezy, showery weather will continue at times. this active weather will last into next week, and likely beyond. -jeff tonight: scattered rain and
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mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. west wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. thursday night: a chance of rain and snow after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday: a chance of rain and snow before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 47. west wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. friday night: a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 am. cloudy, with a low around 34. saturday: rain likely, mainly after 10 am. cloudy, with a high near 45. chance of precipitation
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saturday night: a chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. sunday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. m.l.king day: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. monday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. tuesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. winter weather advisory for the sierra on wednesday, until 10 pm for the tahoe basin, and until midnight for the high sierra. expect winter driving and road controls at times through the evening. this stormy pattern will continue through at least early next week. a series of pacific storms will move on-shore and through the region, with a storm about every other day in the forecast. carry chains and expect winter driving conditions in the sierra above 6000'. for the lower elevations, breezy,
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at times. this active weather will last into next week, and likely beyond. -jeff tonight: scattered rain and snow showers before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. west wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a stadium has hosted some of the top bowlers in the world. and now's your chance to join them. this saturday is the "bowling is lotsafun" charity event. it benefits "amplify life," and provides recreational opportunties to people who are intellectually and developmentally
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tickets are 20 dollars for adults. ten for kids. you can find more information about the fundraiser at kolo- cares-dot-com.### a sparks woman is celebrating her 100th birthday this week, looking back on a colorful life, few have experienced. kolo 8 news now's ed pearce has her story. 00-:20 20-:25 :25-2:14 "a lot of memories there." "yeah, there is, an awful lot." one hundred years of memories this week. jo madison's story begins as the daughter of a louisiana sharecropper, later moving to chicago. her 20's found her on a bus trip to visit a sister. on the same bus, the man she jo: "remember the movie 'it pearce
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down, sits up? and then i worked in an act with my husband the rest of the time. i worked 19 years in the circus business." appearing around the country with a couple of movie appearances and tv commercials thrown in. eventually they settled down at a wild animal farm in new hampshire. then came the call from the nugget. jo: "he wanted to work with bertha before he died. we moved here, just over night we packed out bags." there were concerns about a husband-wife team. jo's performing days were over. she shared c-j with bertha. anyone who was living here in those years can tell you bertha was a common sight at parades and special appearances as well as her nightly performances in the nugget's big room. "he spent a lot of time with bertha, 14 hours a day. if he wasn't washing her, he was painting her, giving her a pedicure. he spent 14 hours." pearce: "she was the other woman in his life." madison: "you better believe it, she was the girl in his life." and jo believes bertha shared c-j's secret his bad heart. jo: "she got him off the stage a couple of times. he kept having
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was real close to bertha." c-j died in 1975. jo still lives in their home in sparks, surrounded as she was often was, by elephants. ask her the question all centenarians hear and you'll get a simple answer. jo: "i never smoke in my life and i never drank. i had no desire to do it. when god wants to see me, he'll see me. i've had a wonderful life, a wonderful life." jo: "i never drank. i never smoked, never wanted to." ed pearce kolo 8 news now the race for the white house is getting bumpy for the frontrunners. the attacks hillary clinton and donald trump are unleashing to fight for their leads. and, strong new accusations about a deadly gas-explosion in the bay area. could the gas company be at fault?
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highlighted his accomplishments and pushed back against his critics. while americans are in the process of picking his successor, the president had a plea for voters: help change the tone of politics. south carolina governor nikki haley gave the republican response. she also made an appeal to voters. she told them to ignore the angriest voices. president obama expressed regret: the parties are farther apart since he took office. naturally, the reaction to his speech was divided along party lines. "i'm praising the president for a great state of the union speech and agree that the state of the union is strong." //
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if it's not done his way, to him, nobody's cooperating with him." the president is now on the road to take his message of progress directly to the american people. he's stopping in nebraska and lousiana. the white house says two-and-a-half million people in those two states gained coverage under the affordable care act. ### the iowa caucuses are less than three weeks away, and the races are tightening for both the democrats and the republicans. and as bazi kanani reports... the rhetoric is heating up. hillary clinton... no longer holding back. less than three weeks until the first votes are cast-- she told gma it's time to go harder after bernie sanders. "we have spent the beginning of this campaign -- for months now -- where i've been laying out my policies, where i've been meeting with people, listening to them about what they want the next president to do. and now we're in the sprint, and it is time to draw a contrast." clinton... pressing sanders for specifics on his health care plan. even enlisting her daugher, chelsea, in the fight. "senator sanders wants to
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dismantle the chip program, dismantle medicare." sanders... with a stunning new lead in iowa. 49 percent to clinton's 44. and closing the gap nationally... according to another new poll. "i'm not going to underestimate sec. clinton's organization. she has more money in the bank than we do. it's going to be a hard-fought contest." the shifting iowa polls pressure on donald trump. with ted cruz taking the lead there... trump is hammering his canadian-born opponent over whether he can legally serve as u-s president. tweeting today: "there is no way that ted cruz can continue running in the republican primary unless he can erase doubt on eligibility. dems will sue!" cruz... now firing back. "the past couple of elections we saw the democrats thrilled that they got the nominee they wanted to run against in the general election and seems the hillary folks are very eager to support donald trump and the attack that is are being tossed my direction." as the republicans prepare for their next debate tomorrow night in south carolina, trump is warning his opponents, if he's attacked, he'll hit back much harder. bazi kanani abc news washington.
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attorney general adam laxalt. laxalt announced he's endorsing cruz during a radio interview today. the a-g called cruz a consistent and courageous conservative willing to fight washington.### a recent decision by the public utilities commission hurt solar companies in nevada, and resulted in mass layoffs. the commission is talking about this decision tonight. colyn gren is there, and will bring us the new developments. and, a change at the reno firedepartment is improveing safety for you and your family.
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soon be looking for a new county manager. the board of commissioners is considering a mutual separation agreement with manager jim nichols. the deal will be on the agenda at the next board meeting on january 21st. the board will also discuss plans for an interim counttmanager. if the agreement is approved...nichols will leave the county on january 29th. nichols has been douglas county manager since 2014. ### a new state contract will help put laptops into the hands of thousands of nevada middle schoolers. oregon-based c-t-l will help implement the "nevada ready 21" program. schools can apply for competitive grants to be awarded in march. teachers and principals will get training on how
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