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and feeling the burn. and because of our winter weather, its not alway outside. local veterans are getting into gear--at least two times a week here at great basin bikes where every monday at noon, veterans set up their bikes--compete against themselves and each other to get in shape for a bike ride of their lives. joe allison is very succinct when we talks about what this program has done for him. joe allison/veteran: it saved my life. allison brings his therapy dog to each session here. he's only been at it since september. he's been on 30 mile plus rides since then but he's noticed something more. allison: i was on a lot of medications and i'd been on them for 10 years. and this has helped out 100%. it is incredible. once the bikes are set up, the rider's weight is placed in a computer. once the stationary riding starts, they can see how much energy they are using, how fast they are going and
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place. the one hour session two to three times a week, gets the riders in shape for ride to recovery events where they will cover up to five hundred miles. tina lemus covered more than four hundred miles last year, she says she felt a great sense of accomplishment. but there is more to this training. tina lemus/veteran: i feel it is so imporatnt to do something physical, something active, something that is around other veterans. the camaraderie, is uplifting. april wolfe is the manager of project hero with the city of reno, its the local chapter of ride 2 recovery. she says right now there are 25 veterans actively involved in the program, but there is always room for more. april wolfe/project hero manager: two years ago we did california challenge and we only had 2 veterans from this area participate. last year we
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that rode from the palo alto va to west la va. so it is kinda great to see their accomplishments and see the program grow. if you would like to know more about project her with the city of reno, or the ride 2 recovery events, go to our webpage and click on hot topics. terri russell kolo 8 news now. developing tonight... an investigation is underway after the death of a prison inmate in carson city. 58-year-old gary lewellin died at about three this afternoon. lewellin had been at the northern nevada correctional center since 2010. he was serving 25-years out of washoe county for robbery and burglary. an autopsy is scheduled.### new developments in that deadly shooting in carson city... a fifth suspect is now facing charges. 18-year-old jonathan skenandore was arrested saturday on charges of accessory to murder... accessory to robbery... and conspiracy to commit robbery.
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into custody, on a juvenile warrant. four others have also been arrested in connection with the death of 18-year-old grant watkins, on monday. detectives believe, watkins was shot last monday, while selling drugs to the suspects. if you have information about the shooting... call the carson city sheriff's office. ### an investigation is underway after reno police found a motorhome completely engulfed in flames. it happened on yori avenue, near gentry way around eight-30 last night. when fire crews arrived, they say no one was inside the motorhome and nobody was in the area. ### in america, 48-million people are struggling with hunger... while one third of our food, goes to waste. the environmental protection agency is launching a new program to save the food before it ends up in the landfill, and give it to those who need it most. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent kellie meyer has the story. "you set a menu for the week or do you have to see what is coming in?" epa administrator gina mccarthy was showing off her cooking skills
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washington d.c. on today's menu- roasted pumpkin and apple salad. food that was almost tossed away. chef: "we want our guests to feel like they have the dignity of getting a meal that paying customer would pay for in a restaurant." chef cj wagner is just one of 7 leading chefs from around the area that came to work at mariam's kitchen. each week she crafts nutritious meals using donated foods, saving dozens of fruits and vegetables that otherwise would have been heading to the trash. it's an idea the epa administrator wants to see more often. gina: "it's about getting everybody engaged. it's showing them what you can do in your homes to make sure that you are not wasting food." the epa's new initiative the 'food steward's pledge' is a commitment specifically designed for faith-based groups and leaders that pledge to reduce waste in their communities. something that's already in place here at western presbyterian church, that sits above the soup kitchen. laura cunningham, pastor western presbyterian church. "not only partnering with mariam's kitchen but partnering with a larger organization but hopefully with faith communities across the country. " tools chef wagner
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homeless in the community and lead to the kitchen's ultimate goal, ending chronic homelessness. chef cj wagner, executive chef mariam's kitchen "you show true hospitality, you show people that you really care, you build that trust and you build that sense of belonging and build that dignity with our guests, and that is what provides real change." in washington, i'm kellie meyer reporting. the nevada department of agriculture is asking your help feeding kids during the summer months. the department is accepting sponsor applications for the program. sponsors will cook the meals themselves and help serve them during the summertime. it's a federally funded program that's been providing meals when schools out for decades. the department says the need is always there, and the benefits are great. "if you have a child thats well nourished they're going to be healthy and ready to learn so they're going to do well inchool and we still want them to be active in the summertime." last year sponsors served more than 590-thousand meals. for information on how you can participate in the program, go to kolo-tv-dot-com.
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remain a big problem for california, despite an improving budget situation. the state faces more than 220-billion dollars in pension and healthcare liabilties. but, the state has had a huge financial turnaround, after recently facing a 26- billion-dollar deficit. ### incredible video shows what a fresno firefighter saw, as he rescued people from an apartment fire. his helmet camera captured the scene. megan rupe reports. an astonishing sight. the second floor of an apartment complex engulfed in flames. "hey, out of the way." two apartments damaged by fire. firefighters are still investigating the cause and no one was hurt, but less than three hours later, crews would be at it again. this time at an apartment complex on linden avenue. pete martinez, fresno fire: "it was apparent that the second story of the apartment complex was actually charged with smoke." in this helmet cam video, the firefighter quickly puts his ladder up.
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no one's inside. the firefighter brings his ladder to another window. he sees people and yells for backup. "hey!" then, in a heart- stopping moment, the tenant hands the firefighter her baby through the window. "you got a good grip?" "i got it, got it." he hands the infant to the firefighter below... "hold onto her from the inside." then helps the other family members down. ray bergman owns the property. he got the frightening call minutes after the fire started. ray bergman, owner: "i just wanted to make sure everything was safe and you know, hopefully something would still be left when i got here." bergman believes a transient got in and lit a fire in the back stairway. he says, while the damage looks bad, it could've been much worse without this smoke alarm. ray berman, owner: "it really helped out and did what it's supposed to do." before you plan your next hike this summer, you may want to watch our medical minute report. there's a growing threat that can seriously impact your health. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the
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we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. the martin luther king junior holiday was a day of protest in oakland... with hundreds of people to filling the streets. that's coming up on kolo 8 news now at 6-30.
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outdoocan pose some hazards too. a new report suggests that many more americans than thought, face one particular threat. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's medical minute. they are tiny, black, and difficult to spot. and though ticks may go undetected in your backyard, a new report reveals those that
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be much more widespread than previously thought. researchers analyzed county-level tick surveillance data across the country finding that the major tick species carrying lyme disease on the east and west coasts have now been identified in nearly half of the counties in the united states. this marks a nearly 45 percent increase in the number of counties that have recorded the presence of these ticks since the previous mapping in 1998. and for those on the east coast... the number of counties containing the species common to the eastern u.s. has more than doubled since the national distribution was mapped two decades ago. just because these ticks are now being identified, it doesn't mean they weren't there all along. but either way, remember to wear protective clothes and bug spray in the wilderness and see a doctor if you have a bullseye rash or flu-
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could indicate lyme disease. with proper caution, all americans can stay out of the woods when it comes to lyme disease. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. wind advisory for western nevada and the sierra tuesday, from 10 am until 7 pm. winds of 25 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph or greater possible. winter weather advisory for the sierra crest and west slope tuesday, from 4 am until midnight. road controls and winter driving conditions are expected above 7000', with up to a foot of wet snow possible. another, warmer storm system will move through the region on tuesday. snow will pick up early in the morning in the high sierra, with controls on the passes likely by sunrise. snow will mix with and change over to rain at times in the tahoe basin, with wind and rain in the forecast below 6000'. valley
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mph by tuesday afternoon, especially in wind-prone areas. wednesday and thursday will be fairly quiet weather days, with partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures about ten degrees above average for mid-january. another storm will push onto the coast on friday, bringing more mountain snow and valley rain and wind. -jeff tonight: rain likely after 4 am. increasing clouds, with a low around 34. south wind around 5 mph. chance of precipitation is 60%. tuesday: rain likely, mainly before 10 am. cloudy, with a high near 52. windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 60%. tuesday night: a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 51. west wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: mostly
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thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. thursday night: a slight chance of rain. cloudy, with a low around 37. breezy. friday: a chance of rain. cloudy, with a high near 56. windy. friday night: showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. breezy. saturday: a chance of rain and snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 46. saturday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. sunday: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 47. wind advisory for western nevada and the sierra tuesday, from 10 am until 7 pm. winds of 25 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph or greater possible. winter weather advisory for the sierra crest and west slope tuesday, from 4 am until midnight. road controls and winter driving conditions are expected above 7000', with up
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will move through the region on tuesday. snow will pick up early in the morning in the high sierra, with controls on the passes likely by sunrise. snow will mix with and change over to rain at times in the tahoe basin, with wind and rain in the forecast below 6000'. valley wind gusts will likely exceed 55 mph by tuesday afternoon, especially in wind-prone areas. wednesday and thursday will be fairly quiet weather days, with partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures about ten degrees above average for mid-january. another storm will push onto the coast on friday, bringing more mountain snow and valley rain and wind. -jeff a list of finalists have been announced for reno's minor league soccer team. and it's going to be
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we'll tell you how you can vote plus...a group of major league baseball players were back in reno to
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sports now with josh little." reno's u-s-l soccer team has released the six finalists in the "name the team" contest.
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over 3,000 submissions... reno fc.... fc reno... reno silver fc... reno city fc... reno united... and reno 1868.. the winner will be decided by votes... you can vote beginning tomorrow and running through the end of the month... a winner will be revealed in mid- febuary... if you'd like to vote, go to kolo tv dot com and click on hot topics. a wolf pack recruit was on national tv today.... in a battle of top 10 teams devearl ramsey, a point guard from sierra canyon.... his trailblasers, ranked 7th... taking on number 3 montverde... ramsey hit a pair of buckets, but it wasn't enough... as sierra canyon falls 81-67... ramsey is a 4-star recruit, ranked 106th in the country... oregon state has suspended jarmal reid for four games after he intentionally tripped a referee last night... reid was upset that a foul was not called on the play preceeding the trip... he issued a statement
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a group of pro baseball players were back in town today. as ben ross shows us, these are local guys who came back --- to give back. outcue = standard trt = 1:45 -------------------------------- ----------- -------------------------------- --------- darrell rasner, steve lerud, chris aguila, and chris gimenez - all four have played in the big leagues, and today all four were back home in northern nevada for a youth baseball clinic at the nevada baseball factory. sot/gimenez: it's an amazing feeling to be able to come back here and just give some of the knowledge that i've learned and my experiences, as well as darrell, chris, and steve. we have over fifty years of baseball experience between the four of us... and the fact that we're able to give that knowledge back to the community, it's amazing. sot/aguila: we're very blessed as baseball players to make it as far as we did and to play as long as we did, and now it's just trying to take what we've learned through our careers and give back to this community, and try to help some of these kids reach their full potential. and what better way to reach your full potential then learning from someone who's already achieved the dream of playing major league baseball? sot/lerud: all of us have played in the big leagues. that's something i think we take a lot of pride in, and i know that every kid who ever picked up a ball or a bat, that's their goal.
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been able to do this as a kid, i would have been probably slobbering, i would have been so excited. standup: all of these guys take great pride in representing northern nevada, and they hope they can help develop the next crop of big leaguers from the area. sot/gimenez: this is my home now. this is a place that i've lived since college. i've taken that to heart. i love this community. i love everything about this place... anything we can do, even if it's helping someone go from junior college to a four-year school, or high school to junior college, if it helps one kid, it's worth it. sot/aguila: i think now that i'm a husband and i'm a father to two kids that are going to grow up in this community, i take a ton of pride in that... if we can instill some of the things that we've learned in our careers to help any of these kids play at the next level, i think it would be a huge accomplishment. reporting from the nevada baseball factory in reno, ben ross, kolo 8 sports.
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sarah's hair by: kyra meinzer
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hairstyles provided breaking news tonight. taking sides. donald trump taking aim at ted cruz. >> he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. >> but tonight, key their own message for trump. sanders in a fierce battle for iowa tonight. the new fallout after those the dangerous commute. the chain-reaction crashes. 95 million americans from the dakotas to virginia to maine in the grips of an arctic chill. and now, the next major system moving in. coming home, held prisoner in but what about the one left behind? we hear from his family, right
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