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handling this morning. this is on interstate 80 near rock boulevard in sparks. another crash on i-80 near lockwood, closed the highway for several hours. ### and one person died in a crash in sun valley this morning. deputies say the driver went through a stop sign on arapahoe drive. the pickup came to rest in a ditch. the washoe county medical examiner's office is working to determine an exact cause of death. and we have more winter weather on the way. ?so how long will it last? lets turn to jeff thompson in the weather center for a look at our forecast. jeff-- i'm liking the sunny weatehr we're getting right now over reno. another fast-moving storm will move through the region overnight into early saturday. snow levels will start close to valley floors and then rise quickly during the day on saturday. snowfall totals will be modest, with only half-a-foot expected in the high sierra. after a brief break, a stronger, wetter storm series will push in from the eastern pacific late sunday. stormy weather will continue through late tuesday,
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wet sierra snow and valley rain and wind. -jeff tonight: rain and snow, mainly after 4 am. low around 35. south wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. chance of precipitation is 80%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday: rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 7 am. high near 50. breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 40 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. sunday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. cloudy, with a high near 50. south wind around 10 mph. sunday night: rain likely, mainly after 10 pm. cloudy, with a low around 36. chance of precipitation is 70%. m.l.king day: rain likely. cloudy, with a high near 47.
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monday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. tuesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. cam 3 - wx mic nevada's department of transportation hasn't done something like this since january 6th. explosion avalanche control up here on mount rose. the explosion brought down quite a bit of snow, about 12 feet high. traffic was stalled for about 45-minutes in both directions on the highway. most of the time is spent by n-dot workers clearing the roadway of the snow. this is done several times over the snow season, so there are no surprises on the roadway. thor dyson/nevada department of transportation: we want to bring the snow and make the highway safe for travelers. and do it on our terms in a controlled environment. dyson says the nevada department of transportation will be conducting these controls over the next couple of days as storm
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we will show you exactly how this all works coming up tonight at 6:30. this cold snowy weather is a welcomed relief for some of our local businesses. winter merchandise has not sold well. but this year, it's a different story. kolo 8 news now's terri russell is taking a closer look at the impact. bob: "good morning shelly's hardware." here at shelly's true value hardware business is good. the manager here says he consulted the farmers' almanac and decided to fill the related items. last year and the year have been a good move. but this year he finds himself describing all the different kinds of sno-melt for customers. bob falkenthal/shelly's true value hardware: "there is various grades of ice melt. there is a little rough on the concrete, then there are better grades, that don't damage your sidewalks or driveways. then ther are some that are safe for the pets. so if they lick their paws there isn't as many
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the dog sick." not a conversation he had to have over the past couple of years, but with the cold wet snowy weather, snow- melt arrives at the store every week. other items customers are buying now, heat tape, snow shovels, window scrapers, space heaters, and instead of one or two bags of wood pellets customers buy more because the cold weather continues. bird seed and suet are also hot selling items. here at twin city surplus, the manager says he and the owner looked at the weather forecasts and predictions of el nino kept popping up. they decided to buy more winter gear than in the past and it has paid off. a typical customer here is a male, who works out in the elements. one clerk we talked to says he has plenty of recommendations. tyler nagle/twin city surplus: "fingerless, waterproof
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first place i would point you. then i would send you over there to the overalls. those are insulated, comfortable, and lightweight. then i would point you to the jackets over here because they too are lightweight." neither store says the new or newly reformed winter customer's dollar is breaking the bank...but the lower temperatures are bottom line. reporting from 4th kolo 8 news now. reporting. the winter weather also has a downside... a loss of work time. its estimated the cold and flu season can cost businesses seven billion dollars annually in sick days and loss of productivity. new developments in a deadly carson city shooting... a fourth suspect is now in custody. 19-year-old jacob huttman was arrested yesterday during after investigators conducted a search on castle way in north carson city. huttman is charged with accessory to murder... accessory to robbery... and conspiracy to commit robbery. three other men have also been arrested in connection with the murder of 18-year-old
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detectives believe watkins was shot, while selling drugs to the suspects. deputies say they expect more warrants to be issued. if you have any information you're asked to call the carson city sheriff's office. nevada's prisons are making changes, aimed at keeping things safer for inmates, and correction officers. they include new policies and equipment, as well as more officers. but, ?are state officials reacting to problems, rather than getting out in front of them? kolo 8 news now's ed pearce is checking into this. ed, these changes follow some violent outbreaks in our prisons. specifically an shooting incident in 2014 at the high desert prison in southern nevada in which a fight between two shackled inmates ended with an officer firing a shotgun, killing one, wounding the other. 00-:31 :31-:40 :40-1:08 that incident, followed by others ed to a list of recommendations by the association of state correctional administrators. among those recommendations more officers, better training, and pepper spray and batons, instead of shotguns.
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this week most of those recommendations are being adopted and they were told all correctional officers who come into contact with inmates now have pepper spray. the president of the correctional officers association says that's not quite true, yet. columbus: "high desert is 100%. several other institutions are 100%. i know pepper spray at northern nevada correctional center has been ordered so we're waiting on that." nevada is apparently one of the last states to use shotguns inside prisons. those guns are not disappearing, nor should they says columbus, but he says, new equipment and policies, aren't the key. columbus: "you have can policies. you can have procedures. they're not worth the paper they're written on unless you practice it, unless you train on it. solicit input from the staff to see if these policies are effective. that's where the fail has been in the past." the staff to see if these policies are effective. that's where the fail has been in the past." beginning next month annual training hours are being increased. staffing and turnover remain chronic problems. the legislature authorized hiting 100
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the first 22 are already trained and on the job. the remainder will be trained and hired during the next fiscal year. last night's g-o-p debate was mostly the donald trump and ted cruz show. the south carolina debate featured only seven candidates. and for many of them it was a last ditch effort to gain some ground before the february 1st iowa caucuses. but the sparring between one time allies trump and cruz claimed the spotlight. the billionaire went after the texas senator for attacking new york city's "liberal values" and for cruz's being born in canada. after the debate, trump defended his birther attacks on cruz. "he was a canadian citizen, 15 months ago, he just gave it up 15 months ago can you imagine you're a us senator and you're a canadian citizen so i'm not going to bring a lawsuit but the democrats are going to bring a lawsuit if he is." still trailing badly in the polls behind cruz
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endorsement of former candidate sen. lindsey graham. there is still one more g-o-p debate before the first votes are cast. the democrats have their last debate before iowa and new hampshire sunday night. republican presidential hopeful, carly fiorina will be in reno for a town hall meeting this weekend. she'll be at lake-ridge golf course from 3 to 4 o'clock on sunday. this will be her third trip here--- as part of her campaign. ### congressman joe heck brought his senate campaign to northern nevada today... speaking at the chamber of commerce. the republican says despite recent improvments in unemployment numbers... it remains a major issue because those numbers don't reflect people who are under employed. "there are a lot of people that are marginally attached to the workforce, either working two or three partime jobs or so dissolutioned that they're no longer even looking for a job. and so we've got to give those individuals an opportunity a
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to care for themselves and their families and part of that is setting the conditions for the private sector to grow more jobs and that means having reasonable regulations, regulations that protect the enviorment, and consumers and employees but not regulations that put a stranglehold on small business owners that are really the economic engine of our state." heck is favored to win the republican nomination and will likely face former nevada attorney general catherine cortez masto. new fallout, after an environmental disaster in caused major damage in a river. now a state is suing the e-p-a over a man-made problem. plus-- "i'm a little overwhelmed and excited." and the first of three powerball winners came forward... and one player who matched all the numbers, got a strange suprise. 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 josh little. this is kolo 8
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with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8 news now at 5:00." the first atlantic
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amanda there are a lot of ways to save money of the stuff you buy... dave but forget saving money... what about free stuff. amanda coming up monday morning... a look things from makeup to prescriptions you can
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davalex is now a tropical storm. this is a nasa satellite image from yesterday morning when alex was just reaching hurricane strength. the national weather service expects the storm to keep heading north and eventually dissipate. this was only the third january hurricane since they started keeping track in 1851. the atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until june. another fast-moving storm will move through the region overnight into early saturday. snow levels will start close to valley floors and then rise quickly during the day on saturday. snowfall totals will be modest, with only half-a-foot
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after a brief break, a stronger, wetter storm series will push in from the eastern pacific late sunday. stormy weather will continue through late tuesday, with several rounds of heavy, and wind. -jeff tonight: rain and snow, mainly after 4 am. low around 35. south wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. chance of no snow accumulation expected. saturday: rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 7 am. high near 50. breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 40 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. sunday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. cloudy, with a high near 50. south wind around 10 mph. sunday night: rain likely,
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a low around 36. chance of precipitation is 70%. m.l.king day: rain likely. cloudy, with a high near 47. chance of precipitation is 60%. monday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. tuesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. tuesday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. wednesday: a slight chance of rain. partly sunny, with a high near 49. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. thursday: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. another fast-moving storm will move through the region overnight into early saturday. snow levels will start close to valley floors and then rise quickly during the day on saturday. snowfall totals will be modest, with only half-a-foot expected in the high sierra. after a brief break, a stronger,
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from the eastern pacific late sunday. stormy weather will continue through late tuesday, with several rounds of heavy, wet sierra snow and valley rain and wind. -jeff tonight: rain and snow, mainly after 4 am. low around 35. south wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. chance of precipitation is 80%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday: rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 7 am. high near 50. breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 40 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. sunday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. cloudy, with a high near 50. south wind around 10 mph. sunday night: rain likely, mainly after 10 pm. cloudy, with a low around 36. chance of
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m.l.king day: rain likely. cloudy, with a high near 47. chance of precipitation is 60%. monday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. tuesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. tuesday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. wednesday: a slight chance of rain. partly sunny, with a high near 49. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. thursday: a slight chance of new mexico is planning
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protection agency, over last year's toxic spill into the animas river. state authorities say they also plan to file lawsuits against the state of colorado, and the owners of the gold king, and sunny-side mines. the spill happened in august, when an e-p-a crew accidentally caused a leak at the dormant gold king mine. that leak sent 3-million gallons of heavy metal-filled wastewater, into the river. ### the michigan attorney general's office is investigating the water crisis in flint. people have been complaining about the high levels of lead in their water for at least a year. friday, the a-g office announced it was looking to see if any michigan laws were violated. the u-s justice department is also investigating. the international anglican communion has suspended the american episcopal church -- over its acceptance of same- sex marriage. anglican leaders made the decision today during a meeting in canterbury, england. last year the
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change church law to allow same-sex couples to get married and adopted new wedding rites. the suspension means episcopalians won't be allowed to represent the church of england's international communion -- or participate in internal anglican decisions. we're learning new information about one the 1-point-6 billion dollar powerball jackpot. one winner has already come forward. the other two winners-- remain a mystery. and, crooks are targeting the elderly. so-- we're sharing a few tips to protect this group. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh. one of the three
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winners came forward. it's the winner in tennesee. we don't yet know who won a share of the near-$1.6 billion dollar record jackpot in
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but as lauren lyster reports... the search for winners amid nationwide powerball fever has led to plenty of drama. nats from presser today, this tennessee family claiming their share of the near $1.6 billion powerball jackpot "i'm a little overwhelmed and excited. we knew in our hearts we had the right numbers, but to have them actually come out and say it was the winner because you know, it was a little overhwhelming." they bought the winning ticket at this neighborhood store near their house, in the small town of munford... described as hard working and dependable...today, they could be described as multimillionaires nats - woman at healthcare facility: "somebody won the lotto!" in southern california, one powerball player not as lucky today. nats cheering at this nursing home, employees believing a colleague hit the jackpot...a nurse there and mother of seven. apparently -- it was a prank, her family says, instigated by her son. her daughter telling the l-a times this is one big misunderstanding. the owner of the
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out 18,000 powerball tickets to staff and residents, saying now, if this is a hoax, she deserves a break. sot -- shlomo rechnitz owner, brius healthcare services "what i was thinking was sending her on a vacation to a destination of her choice." the third winning jackpot ticket in melbourne beach florida -- still a mystery. thomas goodis, virginia "they are looking for a lawyer right now." the media swarmed this home after reports that one of the winners may work at the publix where the winning numbers were purchased. the mystery winners have a year to claim their prize in california, less time in florida. and in both cases, they cannot remain anonymous. lauren lyster, abc news, los angeles. amazon is offering a huge discount for its prime membership this weekend. the subscription fee will drop from 99, to 73-dollars. the promotion starts tonight at 9-pacific time... and ends sunday-- at noon. only new customers can take advantage of
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it's celebrating the two golden globe wins, for one of its original shows-- "mozart in the jungle." the first two seasons of the show will be free to anyone who wants to watch this weekend, even if you don't sign up for prime. ### k-f-c is whipping up some chicken with a little more kick. k-f-c rolls out the "nashville hot chicken" on monday. it pays homage to a popular local specialty in the tennessee captial. the kentucky-based fast-food chain will offer the spicy chicken at all of its u-s stores. it's the fourth chicken flavor k-f-c has added to the menu in the chain's 86-year history. ?do you have a loved- one---- enjoying the golden-years? if you do, crooks will try harder to steal their money. we're sharing a few simple tips, to help you keep them safe. plus... walmart is announcing the closure of hundreds of stores... including one right here in northern nevada.
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money tucked away for an emergency. crooks know this. so, they target this group. kolo 8 news now's kendra kostelecky joins us in studio with a closer look. seniors are also less likely to report being victimized... that's usually because they don't know who to report it to.... or they're worried that admitting they've been a victim will make family members think they are no longer capable of managing their own finances.
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