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thousand flights cancelled? abc's ray raimundi is in snow-covered new york city with the latest. the storm is over? but millions of americans are still stuck at home. sot - gov. andrew cuomo / new york "if you do not need to be on the roads, you shouldn't be on the roads." especially in new york city - where plows are working overtime. not to mention all the cars buried in the snow. sot - mayor bill de blasio / new york city "?leave your car there - for the rest of the week?." today, life is returning to the streets of the big apple - after an almost total transportation shutdown. people forced to walk in the road to get to work. sot - mason alsubai / brooklyn resident "i work in a busy complex. i gotta go there and clear the sidewalks and make sure everyone can get out." sot - maya moran / brooklyn resident "i work at a vet hospital - open 24/7." new york measured more than 26 inches - just shy of the all-time record. nats "?snow plow?" in the washington d-c region - plow crews are working round the clock? from the highways - to the runways? desperately trying to get the airports open. the city counted 17
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covered by more than two and a half feet! this practice facility for the washington redskins football team - no match for the blizzard - the dome crushed by the weight of all that snow. a similar story outside philadelphia - this church roof buckling - and crashing into the chapel below. sot - lee wiggins / calvary fellowship church "opened the door to the auditorium, looked up - and just a gaping hole in the roof." and in new jersey - coastal communities dealing with a one-two punch of snow and icy floodwaters. sot - "this usually happens in the summer. never seen it happen like this in the winter." but so far - no major damage. sot - gov. chris christie / new jersey "please be careful. but you're free to go out and do what you want to do." ray raimundi oncam close: here in new york the streets and subways are back open - but airports across the region don't expect to be fully operational until tomorrow at the earliest. in new york, ray raimundi, abc news. after a couple of weather related delays.... sky tavern ski and snowboard school finally kicked off their season today. about 14-hundred
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nows chris buckley has the story. "i love snowboarding" "hows the snow? good." about 14-hundred kids took to the slopes at sky tavern for opening day sunday. "we have great weather we have great snow, great fun and the program is doing well we have a bunch of happy kids and a bunch of happy parents which is awesome." the snow is better than it's been in years... but the winter weather also responsible for pushing back the start date.. from the 16th to the 24th. "we had too much wind a little too much ice. safety is our first concern and we wanted to project." sky tavern is the nation's oldest and largest non profit ski and snowboard program... and it's all volunteer run. a lot of the instructors learned to ski here. "it's a great way to learn the basics, get on the big hill." and now pass that next generation. smiles and having them ski" there's still time to sign up... and room for all ages and abilities. "we have a great adaptive program, great sky kids
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program for the community its a great community service for everyone here." at sky tavern chris buckley kolo 8 news now. mount rose season pass holders got an email yesterday explaining that owners are looking to sell the resort. the statement explains that at 95-years-young, owner fritz buser is ready to hang up his skis and retire. they say recent weather has made this the right time to sell. buser has owned the resort since 1971. it is a mix of private property and land leased from the u.s. forest service for a total of 12-hundred "skiable" acres. the process of looking for a buyer for mount rose is expected to take some time... in the mean time, they say, it's
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taking a look outside tonight, it looks like we're getting a little break from our cold winter weather. dick stoddard has a look at our weather now forecast. models continue to be fairly consistent in the presentation of the next system to impact the region later this evening and potentially overnight into early monday morning. gfs, nam, and the ec still show a relatively benign slider-type wave moving across the sierra into western nevada. as such, the previous forecast largely remains intact with the best chances of precipitation north of interstate 80. generally up to an inch of snow will be possible mainly above 4500 feet if this system moves into western nevada by early evening. however, models are beginning to shift some of the timing suggesting a later arrival of the primary front more towards early monday morning. this would promote lower snow levels down to 4000 feet encompassing most western nevada valley floors. there is a growing concern that this system may not be quite as benign as the models are leading us to believe as there are some
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afternoon. police were called to the star of reno motel at fourth and arlington around two this afternoon. officers arrived, to find a woman with stab wounds to her back and stomach. she was taken to renown for treatment of those injuries. based on the information we received, information was given to other officers, they were able to locate the suspect a couple of blocks away and reno officers are talking to her now. at this time... reno police say the woman is now in custody. no word on what prompted the stabbing - and the names of the women involved have not been released. 20-year-old austin miller is in custody on two counts of armed robbery and one count of obstructing an officer. around 1:30 this morning... police were called to an am/pm on
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after an armed robbery. a short time later.... officers attempted to stop a man matching the suspect description as he left a 7-eleven on wells avenue. the man took off running - but was caught by police. officers also found a handgun the suspect tried to toss while running away. after he was in custody - police learned that suspect was accused of robbing the 7-eleven he was seen leaving just before his arrest. he was searched and found to have property stolen from both stores. his name has not yet been released. police have identified a man accused of stabbing someone while trying to take his watch yesterday. 33-year-old adam gardner is charged with robbery and battery with a deadly weapon. it happened outside atlantis casino around two yesterday afternoon casino security held gardner and a woman until police arrived. the victim was taken to renown, and is expected to be ok. a third arrest has been made in a robbery and shooting in downtown reno last week. police identified 25-
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as an additional suspect in that robbery wednesday night. twenty-one-year-old darius jones and christina rooney are already in custody in connection with the crime. police say the trio held up a couple threatening them with pistols. the male victim refused and was shot. his injuries were not life-threatening. after the shooting - the group ran off. later - detectives found several suspects at an apartment with property taken from the victims, firearms and drugs. reno's largest wedding fair moved to a new location this year... the "fantasy wedding faire" - now in its 29th year - was held downtown at the reno ballroom today. it's a one stop shop for brides planning their special day. more than 75 local businesess were represented at this years fair. the event is also a major fundraiser for the american heart association. the money helps pay for research, public education and community programs locally and on the national level. "all the money raised goes to
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silent auction, ticket sales, so we're hoping this year for about 65 thousand dollars. february is heart month... and remsa is now registering people for their annual 5-k run on february 6th... to benefit the american heart association. it could be some time before all the damage is apparent.... an early morning earthquake leaves several alaska towns damaged. while the snow has
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city, scheduled this face-off for ten this morning at dupont circle. organizers were calling the event "snow wars: the snowball strikes back!" and encouraging participants to dress as characters from "star wars." no word on who won the battle. models continue to be fairly consistent in the presentation of the next system to impact the region later this evening and potentially overnight into early monday morning. gfs, nam, and the ec still show a relatively benign slider-type wave moving across the sierra into western nevada. as such, the previous forecast largely remains intact with the best chances of precipitation north of interstate 80. generally up to an inch of snow will be possible mainly above 4500 feet if this system moves into western nevada by early evening. however, models are beginning to shift some of the timing suggesting a later arrival
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more towards early monday morning. this would promote lower snow levels down to 4000 feet encompassing most western nevada valley floors. there is a growing concern that this system may not be quite as benign as the models are leading us to believe as there are some subtle signals that are showing up. the later and subsequently colder arrival of the front, weak forcing aloft with surface convergence, and moisture penetrating the nevada interior suggest the possibility of more significant impacts from this system. based on this guidance and past experience with these sneakier systems, 2 inches of accumulation around the reno metro area
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be possible if the variables line up reasonably well allowing a snow band to form along and ahead of the frontal boundary. 2 inches of snow around reno/carson city would make the roads slick for the monday morning commute. this scenario has about a 25% chance of occurrence. stay tuned, more details about this later today. earthquake leaves alaska residents rattled. property damage, gas leaks... even house fires in the wake of the massive shaker.
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leaks, house fires and power outages. the it happened around 1:30 this morning about 160 miles southwest of anchorage. the u-s geological survey said the quake was a magnitude of seven-point-one. police in anchorage and kenai report no injuries or major damage. a resident in seward said it was hard to get to the front door of his home because -- quote -- "everything was flying off the shelves." police say an apparent gas leak prompted the evacuation of almost two dozen homes in kenai.... and fire fighters faced three house fires sparked by the gas leak. at least one of those homes exploded. twenty people are now
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the "alaska earthquake center" recorded some 30 aftershocks, including a magnitude four-point-three, around three am. at one point, close to 10-thousand people were without power because of the earthquake. another nevada solar company is closing its doors. premier solar solutions announced it closed its office in henderson. the company is the latest in a growing number of rooftop solar companies to leave nevada. premier solar, says it's laying off 66 employees... and moving to a state with more favorable policies. the move comes after the public utilities commission decided to increase n-v energy bills, for solar customers. national solar companies-- solarcity and sun-run, says that decision is the reason they both stopped sales in nevada... laying off more than 650 employees. the nevada public utilities commission, may decide to "grandfather" the new rates to solar customers... who bought their systems in years past. ### meanwhile... the douglas county
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department is asking for public input on solar power plant criteria. it's happening tomorrow night from 5:30 to 6:30 at the community center on waterloo lane. last june, the board of commissioners adopted an ordinance placing a temporary moratorium on large scale solar facilities. the input received at tomorrow's meeting will be used in consideration of revised regulations. it's been called "the tesla effect" the new factory bringing business and optimism to silver springs. there hasn't been much growth in the area in recent years. but this weekend, the community saw the first grand opening of this gas station, the first new business in silver springs in years. ...and there's more on the way. the anticipated extension of u-s-a parkway from i-80 through the tahoe reno industrial center-- to u-s 50 at silver springs-- is fueling the growth. > hoyen: "it's the tesla effect like i
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the road that's been promised to come out for at least 30 years is now happening. so we should have that done by august 2017." also expected in the months ahead, a restaurant, a pharmacy and a truck stop. there's also talk of a hotel, and an air freight hub at the airport. ### staff and students will finally be returning to pine middle school tomorrow. in december... a water pipe burst forcing the school to shut down for repairs. asbestos abatement made the repairs even the washoe county school district has million dollars repairing the school. classes will start 15 minutes early everyday help make up for that lost class time.### why it appears to be on the rise, and what you can do to help stop it. have you noticed new neighborhood lately? recent cold weather -
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more graffitti around town lately. that's because it can't be painted over as quickly in low temperatures. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren show why the weather makes a difference. nats - road nats on this blank wall off north center street.... several tags... awaiting removal. "it does not look good, it is an eyesore to the community, so it is definitely something that we want to tackle." but tackling that
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temperatures make abatement equipment hard to use. "the machinery does not work in those low temperatures." specifically... the abatement team's paint sprayer. it doesn't work well if temps drop below forty degrees... something that's common... during the early morning hours that abatement is done. "so, when the abatement team goes out, they have to actually use hand-rollers or even spray cans to remove graffiti." that of course... is more work... so many of the tags... will stay up longer. problem... reno's two graffiti.... just got new jobs. part time person working right now. "hopefully by the time spring comes around, we will have some more abatement team members on and we will be out quickly." the washoe county sheriff's office ... which has their own problems. they already use paint rollers.... but in times of below freezing temperatures... they can't use their sandblaster. clean-up as well. in reno... colin lygren ...
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ben ross joins us now with a look at some of the sports stories coming up at 6:30 hey kendra, here's what we're working on -- conference championship games in the n-f-l -- what a game in the a-f-c -- tom brady and the patriots facing peyton manning and the broncos -- and in the n- f-c, a battle of heisman trophy winning quarterbacks -- cam newton and the panthers hosting carson palmer and the cardinals -- plus, we'll have much more on nevada's big win over u- n-l-v on the basketball court -- all that coming
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the region later this evening and potentially overnight into early monday morning. gfs, nam, and the ec still show a relatively benign slider-type wave moving across the sierra into western nevada. as such, the previous forecast largely remains intact with the best chances of precipitation north of interstate 80. generally up to an inch of snow will be possible mainly above 4500 feet if this system moves into western nevada by early evening. however, models are beginning to shift some of the timing suggesting a later arrival of the primary front more towards early
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