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while not much accumulation is expected below 5000', the sierra will get enough snow to create winter conditions and necessitate controls on roads. the weather will start to clear up saturday night, with only a stray snow shower lingering through sunday. drier weather will return for most of next work week. another storm is possible by friday, but track, intensity, and snow levels are all still very much in question at this time. -jeff tonight: rain showers. low around 36. breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then rain and snow likely. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 43. west wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning. cam 3 - wx mic morning.
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reno police officers are investigating a stabbing downtown. it happened late this morning at the wonder lodge on lake street. one person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. police have not said whether anybody has been arrested.### we've learned new details in the last half hour about a fire that caused heavy damage to a fernley home. it broke out around 11 o'clock this morning, at a home on dog leg drive. the house was fully involved when firefighters arrived. investigators say it started on the front porch and spread to the attic. they believe it was set intentionally. a lyon county sheriff's spokesman says one person was arrested for arson. four people inside the home, got out safely. ### a wild week on wall street ends with the first winning week of 2016. the dow was up 210 points today, finishing up seven-tenths-of-a- percent for the week. the s-and-p 500 and nasdaq fared even
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but u-s stocks are still down more than six- percent for the year. the decline is being driven by low oil prices and economic troubles in china.### california saw a slight unemployment increase in december. the california employment development department reports last month's rate was at 5-point-8 percent... up a tenth of a point from november. but that's still better than the 7-point-1 percent rate from december 2014. there will be grand opening for a new gas station in silver springs tomorrow. that's not the kind of event which usually qualifies as big news, but in silver springs it does. kolo 8 news now's ed pearce is here to tell us why. ed, for one thing they haven't had a lot of this kind of news there for some time. it's the first new business--actually a renovation an older closed business--in years. but it's also an indication of what may be coming. 00-:13 :13-:16 :13-1:04 1:04-1:09 1:09-1:17 1:17-1:24 1:24-1:52 it may not look like it, but silver springs is home to perhaps 10
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activity, few jobs and an image problem. hoyen: "i don't know if we can say it, but it's like it's the red headed step child of reno, fallon, fernley." and so, it's been a hard sell for business. that's left it without many of the services and opportunities most communities this size take for granted. if you live here, you face a long drive elsewhere for groceries or even a job. it's not without some natural advantages. the crossroads for two highways, an airport many communities would envy and a nearby recreational draw, lahontan reservoir. yet it's languished for most of its history. the recession killed some opportunities. the drought even left the lake dry. which is why the renovation and reopening of this gas station is a big deal here. van dusseldorp: "and we have the opportunity to continue that and support the community and bring goods and services here that are really needed. there's talk of expansion of the airport for air freight and there are businesses
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hoyen:
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recommending steps the state of michigan should take, to get reliable drinking water back to flint. today's recommendations came a day after the environmental protection agency told the state and city that their efforts-- so far, had failed. the agency ordered them to ensure the safe operation of flint's drinking water system, and the protection of public health. the flint water advisory task force, says its recommendations are more detailed and comprehensive than what the e-p-a ordered. high levels of lead were found in flint's water-- since the city switched from the detroit municipal system, and began drawing from the flint river as a cost-saving measure. ### this case has drawn the nation's attention back to the risk of lead poisoning. for the most part, we think of it of something from our past. but we're reminded now, that's just not the case. kolo 8 news now's kendra kostelecky joins us in studio with a look at where you may find lead, and symptoms of exposure. it's a very scary thing.
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eating or breathing it.... lead can even absorb through your skin. once lead gets into your body it is toxic to most of your internal organs... and damage my not be apparent for years. dr barton your heart sinks when you hear about these children who have no ablility to do anything about this and now their lives are irreperably harmed meithost likely. doctor eithne eyet knee barton worked in michigan before coming to reno. she says she's shocked by the decisions that left roughly 90-thousand people exposed to lead poisonig. dr barton they don't have the financial resources to be able to change or to move because the economic resources are not there. it just makes me sad according to the c-d-c lead poisoning most often affects low income children living in older homes or poorly
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parents who work in factories that use lead can also bring that home with them. dr stage it can cause some cognitive delays, some language delays and some behavior problems that can last into adulthood if it's not caught and treated. according to this map from the c-d-c, nevada is among the states with the lowest reported cases of elevated blood lead levels. that's good....but it doesn't mean you're not at risk. dr barton there still are things in everyday life here that you don't even think about. things like spices in your spice rack at home that are from other countries, things like toys that are imported from other countries as well. so there are places that we can find signs of lead exposure, that we don't typically think about. while the results of lead poisoning can be different for children than adults... the symptoms can be similar. dr barton you may see abdominal pain, you may see constipation, you may see problems with memory and the ability to thing... you may also see some effect on nerves. dr stage if you ever have a cocern it's a very easy finger stick test that or doctors office.
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health alliance sees everyone regardless of insurance, so doctor stage says don't let financial concerns prevent you from getting treatment. and if you live in an older home that may have lead paint, or other exposure risks - there are community resources available that can help. for more information - just go to kolo tv dot com kendra kostelecky kolo 8 news now. on the campaign trail... donald trump is firing back today after getting slammed by a conservative magazine. "national review" called the republican presidential front runner, a "menace to american conservatism." in response, trump called the paper a "dying publication. "the republican national committee has now dis- invited the magazine, from sponsoring an upcoming debate. trump's chief rival - ted cruz - sat down with abc's george stephanopoulos in new hampshire. reporter: "is he qualified to be commander-in-chief?" ted cruz: "well you know, that's gonna be a determination that the american people are making. and i-- and i will say, anyone who wakes up every
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the polls and responds in a frenzy of tweets--i would suggest that the next commander-in-chief instead of living or dying by the daily polls and-- and by the latest twitter storm should focus on identifying our enemies // and doing whatever is necessary to keep this country safe." and the race is heating up on the democratic side as well. hillary clinton is speaking out about bernie sanders after another poll found her trailing the former vermont senator in iowa and new hampshire.. the iowa caucuses are now just ten days away. ### president bill clinton is in reno tonight campaigning for his wife. and we may have gotten a preview of his message from an event in las vegas yesterday: where clinton spoke about the gun control debate. "everybody knows if you carry guns around every now and again something will happen that shouldn't. everybody knows that." tonight's event wil be at the boys and girls club
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californians are facing a decision on whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago, or end the punishment entirely. that choice could be on the ballot this fall. right now, officials overseeing the nation's largest death row are pushing ahead with plans for a single drug injection that would meet legal requirements. the single drug would replace the series of three drugs, last used in 2006. ### staff and students will finally be returning to pine middle school monday. a water pipe burst in december, forcing the school to shut down for repairs. asbestos abatement made the repairs more complicated. the washoe county school district spent more than a million dollars repairing the school. the school will start 15 minutes early everyday until spring break to make up for lost class time.### another unruley uber rider was captured on camera. we're breaking down everything the driver's camera recorded.
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rider. plus-- "it has life and death implications." the east coast is bracing for-- what could be the--- the worst winter storm in nearly a century. one concern that should give homeowners, a reason to worry. 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 news now at 5:00." bracing for a
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would you like to be paid for watching ads online. tomorrow on gmr, a money saving savvy mom shares her top apps to save and make you money. amanda dave amanda dave amanda setting storm. 22 states and 70 million people are in its path. washington is trying to get ready for what could be a crippling blizzard. six states of emergency have already been declared. the nation's capital is bracing for power outages and roof collapses.
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warning that this could be the worst storm to hit the d-c in 90 years. more than 24 inches of snow expected to fall in the next 36 hours. "we see this as a major storm. it has life and death implications and all the residents of the district of columbia should treat it that way." washington's transportation system is essentially shutting down and residents are being told to avoid travel. the storm is crippling transportation on the east coast. nearly six thousand flights have been cancelled today and tomorrow. winter weather advisory for the sierra, including the tahoe basin, through 4 pm saturday. storm totals of 6-14" above 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm series, will move through the region on saturday. along a sharp cold front, temperatures and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. while not much accumulation
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sierra will get enough snow to create winter conditions and necessitate controls on roads. the weather will start to clear up saturday night, with only a stray snow shower lingering through sunday. drier weather will return for most of next work week. another storm is possible by friday, but track, intensity, and snow levels are all still very much in question at this time. -jeff tonight: rain showers. low around 36. breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then rain and snow likely. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: a chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no
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sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 43. west wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning. sunday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. chance of precipitation is 20%. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 46. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 49. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 53. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 31. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 55. winter weather advisory for the sierra, including the tahoe basin, through 4 pm saturday. storm totals of 6-14" above 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm series, will move through the region on saturday. along a
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and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. while not much accumulation is expected below 5000', the sierra will get enough snow to create winter conditions and necessitate controls on roads. the weather will start to clear up saturday night, with only a stray snow shower lingering through sunday. drier weather will return for most of next work week. another storm is possible by friday, but track, intensity, and snow levels are all still very much in question at this time. -jeff tonight: rain showers. low around 36. breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then rain and snow likely. cloudy, with a high near 45. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. little or no snow accumulation expected. saturday night: a chance of
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with a low around 27. northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%. little or no snow accumulation expected. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 43. west wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning. 7000' and 3-6" in the tahoe basin are possible through saturday evening. the second, colder system in this one-two punch of a storm series, will move through the region on saturday. along a sharp cold front, temperatures and snow levels will fall quickly before dawn, changing rain to snow down to near valley floors. an uber driver in florida was attacked by an unruly passenger. the rider was a medical resident in miami. and? the whole thing was caught on camera. it's not the first time
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turn violent like this. lauren lyster reports. "get the in the car" an uber meltdown a florida woman, throwing papers... ...and punches ...in a confrontation with an uber driver on sunday. today, the woman seen in this video is identified as anjali ramkissoon-- a fourth- year neurology resident in miami. driver: can you call 911, please? she's getting violent. resident in miami. driver: can you call 911, please? she's getting violent. anjali: yeah, call 911. when ramkissoon jumped into an uber that wasn't hers, the customer who did order the car-started recording. "get some help - seriously call 911" a clash between ramkissoon and the driver going on for minutes she climbs into his car at one point, hurling insults and personal items out the window. person filming: "you have lost your mind" anjali: "i have lost my mind!" the driver igor belic-- speaking to local station wtvj. igor belic: "she was erratic. she was screaming, cursing, calling me names." this isn't the first time an uber driver has been attacked - in october - this video surfaced of a former taco bell executive attacking his driver from the backseat. as for ramkisoon...in
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to make a clean break... good night! ...just walking off. and miami police telling abc news there was no incident report or arrest. but her employer jackson health system, releasing a statment overnight saying she "has been placed on administrative leave." adding they have "launched an internal investigation." to "determine if any disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination." also, uber has suspended her account. ramkissoon, meanwhile, did not respond to abc's request for comment. lauren lyster abc news los angeles. despite the storm bearing down on the nation's capital, there was a huge crowd at the supreme court. tens-of-thousands of people braving the freezing weather to march for a growing cause. and, several recent infant deaths in washoe county shed light on a very real sleep-danger. for news while you're
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look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious.
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wade decision. and the storm hitting washington d-c, we just told you about? didn't stop thousands from demonstrating at the supreme court. kolo 8 news now's washington correspondent alex miller takes us to the "march for life." while dc is bracing for its worst snow storm in decades.. tens of thousands of pro life advocates braved the cold --- and potential snow --- to give their mission a voice. "i would have to crawl on grass id be down here." march for life has been "i would have to crawl on grass id be down here." march for life has been a tradition for years--- commeorating the supreme court decision of roe v wade back in 1973 --- which legalized abortion. "it's important to remind ourselves what happened on
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"we come back every year to hope that one day well come back on this day and their rights will be given back to them." what started has a small demonstration has now grown to the most attended pro life event in the world. this year in particularafter the controversial planned parenthood videos surfaced many felt the need to show up. "a lot more people have come out of the woodwork because of the planned parenthood scandals because people are seeing what abortion is actually about." and now-- they're hoping the 20-16 election will bring leaders who will defund planned parenthood. "i just want to see some change in this country." "whatever poilitican the first thing i'm looking for is how they feel about human dignity." and while these crowds may spend the rest of their weekend snowed inthey say it's all worth it. reporting in washington, i'm alex miller. one life lost, and another saved in australia. a pregnant woman...32 weeks along... died in a crash that left this mangled mess. she died at the scene. but amazingly, the baby survived. the woman's body was taken to a hospital and doctors delivered the baby, who remains in
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also in the car was the woman's 2-year-old son who only suffered minor injuries. ### a rising trend in infant deaths has washoe county officials warning parents about sleeping with their infants. seven babies have died in the last few months. the washoe county medical examiner's office says the infants were "co-sleeping" with parents. they say parents need to remember the a-b-c's of infant sleeping: alone... on their backs... and in a crib. safe sleeping educators say it's also critical to inform others who may -watch your child about these practices. "that's you're child, be your own advocate. let them know that's your child, you're sleeping them safely, and you'd like for them to do the same thing for them, caring for them." some of the deaths are under investigation, but so far no criminal charges have been filed. ### the next time you drive through a crosswalk, police could be watching. today we went undercover to tag along with the police.
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plus... frantic moments when firefighters pull up to a burning home, with more than a dozen
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