tv KOLO 8 News Now 5PM ABC January 19, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm PST
target for criminals. thanks for joining us. i'm noah bond. i'm sarah johns. we've received more rain in the last two days... than we received in the entire month of january last year. that's not saying much.. considering last year was so dry... but it is an indicator of how much different this year is than last. hydrologists are cautiously optimistic. they say they hope the wet weather sticks around to keep the truckee flowing this summer. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren is at rock park, to explain the different colin? sarah and noah... effect... most obvious right here. flows on the truckee today... are about twice what they were last week. and up in the mountains... were continuing to get snow. all around... the water situation... is looking better.
under normal circumstances... with a snowpack of 113-percent of normal... our water outlook would be stellar. "we would feel fine this year. if we had storage in tahoe at this point, we would be feeling very comfortable." but even with the recent rain... snow... and sleet... tahoe remains about one and quarter feet below the natural rim. -- no water is flowing out. "when tahoe is below the rim, or really low, it dramatically affects our water supply." we'll likely get above the lake's rim this year... but not by much. forecasters are calling for half a foot. "it's a lot of water in storage, we just can't get that water out very fast rate." it's not to say we are doing bad. compared to recent years. "certainly we are on the right track this year, and it is an years, for sure.." sierra snowpack. "this is january of this year, the red colors indicate dry conditions. this is january so far this month with near avaerage precipitation or better for the month, so we are doing really well. we've got storms coming right now... it is raining storms coming on friday, so it is looking like it is going to be a
rain has been falling on lower elevation snow in the last few days... its helping our water snowpack... not hurting it. "right now we have got a pretty well developed snowpack, so that snow can actually absorb and freeze quite a bit of rain in it, so that water is still stored." back out here live.. your big takeaway here should be that we're doing much better this year than last, but we are not out of the woods. the main thing holding us back is lake tahoe. water officials won't feel comfortable until there is a few feet of storage on top of the lake. that could take a few season... or that could happen with just a few big storms. we'll have to wait and see. reporting live by the truckee river... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. rain in reno today... but it looks like we'll soon be getting a bit of a break from the wet weather. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. jeff? wind advisory for western nevada and the sierra until 7 pm. winds of 25 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55
windy conditions will persist through the evening, then relax overnight as a storm system departs the area. quiet, mild weather is in the forecast for wednesday and thursday. by friday, another storm system will move onto the coast. sierra snow and valley rain and wind will develop by afternoon, with snow levels possibly falling to valley floors by saturday morning. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 51. calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the evening. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. south wind around 5 mph. thursday night: a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. breezy. friday: a 20 percent chance of rain. cloudy, with a high near 54. windy. friday night: rain. cloudy, with a low around 36. breezy. saturday: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. monday: partly sunny, with a
mph or greater possible. through the evening, then relax overnight as a storm system departs the area. quiet, mild weather is in the forecast for one person is dead after a two-car crash near lake tahoe. it happened saturday night on highway 50 near glenbrook. troopers say a toyota corolla crossed the center line... hitting an oncoming subaru impreza. both drivers were uninjured... but a passenger in the corolla... 36-year-old aquiles molero... was killed. everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt. investigator say the road was icy when the crash happened. two people are dead tonight after a greyhound bus crash in the bay area.
morning on a freeway in san jose. traffic was backed up for several miles, as emergency crews cleared the scene. in addtion to the deaths... 18 people were injured. eight of them were taken to the hospital. one passenger said he was asleep when it happened. "i heard some people scream and then we were sliding for a long time, i felt like forever and from there we came to a rest, we're on the side and walking on the windows trying to gather stuff and looking for a way out." a federal investigation into the crash has been opened. the driver will be asked to submit a blood sample to test for alcohol and drugs. ### californians could soon find it more difficult to purchase a gun. a bill in the state assembly would limit people to buying one rifle or shotgun each month. that's the same limit currently in place for handguns. the bill's sponsor says the proposal is a response to a trend of californians purchasing more long guns than handguns in the last
he says it makes no sense that anyone can shotguns as they want at any time. the bills follow a deadly terror attack involving assault-style last month.### humboldt county detectives say a woman accused of killing her husband 12-years-ago told them-- she, and another man tried to encase his body in concrete, when they tried to bury him. 57-year-old pam erwin was arrested on murder charges earlier this james melendez was arrested several days arizona-- for being an erwin is expected to court appearance. melendez is jail in arizona, awaiting extradition. ### the mayor of flint, michigan was at the white house today. he asked president obama to reverse a decision to deny federal disaster status to the city's water crisis. and several new lawsuits have been filed against the state. "you made the mess, you clean it up, you fix the problem!"
filed three class action lawsuits. they're seeking damages and an in injunction to help families billed for water they could not use. the state is now under investigation.. after it changed its water source from lake huron to the flint river to save money. residents have been exposed to toxic levels of lead. the state allegedly waited five months to warn the public.. "my baby and i are breaking out and itching from bathing in the water. i don't like the idea that my baby can't drink." the e-p-a is defending its handling of the crisis. the system has been switched back to lake huron.. but the pipe system is so badly damaged.. water is still not safe to drink. a southern california utility, says it expects to have a natural gas leak-- sealed by late february. methane gas has been spewing from a leak at the site, since october of last year.
relief-well is ahead of schedule. officials also say, emissions from the site have decreased by 60- percent from peak output in late november. ### if you have to change your computer or account password a lot, it can be frustrating. you may just resort to "password" or q-w-e-r- t-y. but those are some of the most unsecure passwords around. russell joins us with a new survey that lists passwords, and guess what? they haven't changed in five years. splashdata, a computer security agency released its annual list of the worst passwords and as you said, little has changed. their list is compiled using two-million passwords leaked during the year. here at the computer guy technicians do plenty of repairs on computer hardware, and motherboards. according to the supervisor here, customers are often asked their password to work on the computer. wyatt soulam/the computer guy supervisor: i'd say about
passwords. "password" 1,2,3,4,5,6, qwerty, that kind of stuff. pet's name, kids' name. and as the computer guy goes...so goes the country, at least according to splashdata, a computer security agency. according to their fifth annual survey of most frequent passwords leaked during the year, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, "password" and q-w-e-r-t-y are some of the most popular. also the most unsecured. which leaves those who use such passwords vulnerable to hackers. by the way those passwords have not changed since the survey began. splashdata is sympathetic in that computer users have many passwords to keep in their head, and often they have to change every 90-days for security reasons. that's why they reccommend a password manager like dashlane or lastpass to avoid using the same passwords at more than one site.
site called how-secure-is-my- password-dot-net. here you can test out a new password to see how secure it is, and how long it would take hackers to gain access. soulam has some suggestions. soulam: i trust this one. if you go to come other site, and start typing in your passwords, they might take them yea.. if you would like to see the survey or use the how secure is my password dot net, go to our website and click on hot topics. terri russell kolo 8 news now. 26 states are challenging president obama's executive action on immigration, because he by-passed our elected officials to do so. now, the u-s supreme court will decide whether the president's actions violate our constitution. and, a special treat is coming up for star- gazers. it something we haven't seen--- in more than 10
seat you want on that plane... without paying more. dave that;s tomorrow on good morning reno from 430 to 7am.skywatchers will get a special treat. you'll be able to see five planets together in the sky just before dawn. mercury, venus, saturn, mars and jupiter will all be visible for about 45 minutes before sunrise. experts say it's the first time in more than ten years all five of them have appeared together in the pre- dawn sky. the show will last
in case you need any look, you can take your cell outside and use our kolo 8 app. or head to kolo-tv- dot-com. just click on hot topics. wind advisory for western nevada and the sierra until 7 pm. winds of 25 to 45 mph are expected, with gusts up to 55 mph or greater possible. windy conditions will persist through the evening, then relax overnight as a storm system departs the area. quiet, mild weather is in the forecast for wednesday and thursday. by friday, another storm system will move onto the coast. sierra snow and valley rain and wind will develop by afternoon, with valley floors by saturday morning. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as
wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 51. calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the evening. thursday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. south wind around 5 mph. thursday night: a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. breezy. friday: a 20 percent chance of
54. windy. friday night: rain. cloudy, with a low around 36. breezy. saturday: a chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 47. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. monday: partly sunny, with a high near 49. wind advisory for western nevada and the sierra until 7 pm. winds of 25 to 45 mph are
concept of toll-free calling... to data. the carrier announced a new "free-bee data" service today. it'll allow third-party companies to pick up the tab for your data usage, when you download content from their apps. verizon believes the service gives companies a powerful way to market to mobile devices... while saving customer's data charges. the service will start next week. ### delta air lines was flying a little higher last year, thanks to plunging oil prices. delta reports it saved more than five-billion dollars on fuel last year. and it believes those savings could continue this year. the airline expects to keep another three- billion dollars in 2016... thanks to lower energy prices. there has been some pressure on delta and other big airlines to cut ticket prices. low-cost carriers southwest, jetblue and spirit have pushed fares lower across the board.### an alaskan hunting trip could decide the future of hunting here in
now, he's taking our government to the highest court in the nation. we'll share the story so you can decide for yourself if this is an example of federal over-reach. plus-- "dr. paul mitchell, journalism professor, unr, "when i read that story quite honestly as a parent i found it quite disturbing but as a journalism professor and her former teacher rather enlightening." a nevada student tells all about getting so drunk, she nearly died. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner,
miller has the story. eight years ago john sturgeon went moose hunting in his hovercraft on the nation river when three park service men approached him. "i didn't know what i was getting into." now an entire supreme court case is based on his experience. "they pulled out a rule book just like in the movies." the parks service men cited one small part of the alaska national interest lands conservation act. the national park service bans hovercrafts on federal property but sturgeon says the river he was hunting on ran thru state lands-. it was within a larger federal land border, though. sturgeon believes the federal rules should not apply. so the court must decide how to
treat non -federal land like this. "the case is federal overreach and the government keeping their promises." sturgeon got backing from the state of alaska, the alaskan
delegation and multiple native corporations and natural resource groups-- just to name a few. "i've had incredible support from alaskans--- i've raised an incredible amount of money for this case and i've not asked for any of it." the national parks service will argue wednesday morning before the nations highest court that they do
have an interest in the land that falls within its borders. and until now the courts have sided with them. reporting at the supreme court -- i'm alex miller. we reached out to the supreme court -- i'm alex miller. we reached out to the national parks service for comment but didn't hear back.### the supreme court will take up president obama's executive action on immigration. the court could decide whether his decision to keep millions of illegal immigrants from being deported, violates the constitution. the program allows more than 4-million undocumented immigrants, whose children are u-s citizens, to apply for work permits... and temporarily avoid being deported. 26 states filed a lawsuit, blocking it from taking effect --
of abusing his power, by going around congress. the supreme court will hear the arguments in april... and would likely issue its ruling in june. ### senator harry reid praised the court's decision to take the case... saying quote "president obama's executive actions rely on well-established constitutional authority... ...and i have full confidence that the supreme court will rule that these programs can be implemented." it's a battle for the conservative vote, and with less than two weeks until iowa-- the gloves are off. billionair businessman donald trump is cruz on his citizenship, and his personality. some high profile conservatives are warning trump to back off. iowa, trump went after cruz again. "you can't call people liars on the senate floor when they're thing curry favor and get the positive votes later on down... so ted is temperament." at the same event, trump got the
members. and, about an hour and a half ago former alaska governor sarah palin endorsed trump. ### republican presidential candidate doctor ben carson is temporarily suspending his campaign to help staffers who were injured in car accident. carson made the announcement during a campaign event in charleston, south carolina today "you know, we, unfortunately, had some tragedy in our campaign today. one of the vans in iowa, with one of our staffers and three student volunteers, hit a patch of ice, flipped on its side, was hit by another vehicle. everybody's being looked at in hospital, right now." the crash reportedly happened in atlantic, iowa. one student volunteer is in grave condition and carson says he plans to fly to omaha to be with the staff member's family. a tell-all blog, about a nevada student who almost died from alcohol poisoning is going viral. about half a million people have read her story and now, we're