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been analyzing what's been going on in south and central america since december. while he says the disease will make its way to this country--there's no reason to believe it will be widespread--and may not even affect nevada. that opinion is based on, in part, the mosquito that carries the virus. dr. james wilson is with the nevada state infectious disease forecast center. with a group of disease specialist throughout the country, he and others will be watching the zika virus closely and its impact on countries in central and south america. dr. james wilson/nevada state infectious disease forecast center: pregnant women have been the focus of this. and we really should expand the consideration to any fertile woman. really should avoid unnecessary travel during this hot period of transmission. that's because pregnant women exposed to the virus can have children with a syndrome called microcephaly, the brains are highly underdeveloped--it is sometimes fatal and extremely debilatating where life expectancy is short. this mosquito, the ades aegypti is responsible for the
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people exposed feel no ill effects, others may come down with severe joint pain, rash, and red eyes. the virus stays in the system for 21 days. dr. wilson says because the mosquito and its life cycle needs to survive in areas where temperatures are consistenly in the 80s, even if it made it to this country, there are only a couple of areas where they could spread the disease. certain parts of texas and florida could be impacted dr. wilson: americans love their air conditioning, americans have much better access to mosquito control. dr. wilson says he's not ruling the moquito connection out here in our country. but we may be more likely to see it enter the united states by someone who has traveled to a country impacted by the zika virus. dr. wilson: it can spread through sexual contact. if you are a man, get infected, you have virus in your blood stream, you go back home within that narrow window of time up to 21 days, you can potentially infect your spouse. and if you are
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you are now in that same risk zone. there is no vaccine or anti-viral medication used to treat the disease. here in nevada, the ades aegypti has not been detected i spoke with the state lab, and while the c-d-c is the only agency testing for the zika- virus at this time, nevada could be testing for the disease in the near future. terri russell kolo 8 news now. a nevada trucking firm is not getting a new trial for its role in a deadly 20-11 crash involving an amtrak train. john davis trucking was ordered to pay more than 4-and-a-half-million dollars in damages, after one of its trucks hit a train in churchill county. the crash killed six people. the jury concluded, an inattentive driver, was primarily to blame. the trucking company argued the judge should have instructed the jury--- to consider evidence, of a faulty crossing signal. ### tonight we're learning new details about that deadly confrontation between law enforcement
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protesters in oregon. one person is dead and others -- under arrest -- after tensions boiled over. ray raimundi reports. dave ward, sheriff: "it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. there doesn't have to be bloodshed in the community." law enforcement officials speaking out on the deadly shootout with anti-government protestors. greg bretzing, fbi special agent in charge, oregon: "let me be clear: it is fully and unequivocally the behavior and the choices made have led us to where we are today. actions are not without consequences." we're told members of on their way to a community meeting when gunfire erupted during a traffic stop. investigators say lavoy finicum and ryan bundy refused orders. bundy,the brother of group leader ammon, was wounded. finicum family says he was killed. briana bundy: "they just unloaded on him and just shot him like a whole bunch of times and they killed him." eight protestors are now in f-b-i custody. one
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arizona...although not all of them were involved in the traffic stop. jason patrick is one of the occupiers. jason patrick: "they told us that we could safely leave. well, the group that was leaving has a dead man in it; there's another man who left and was in arizona and he's in custody. and they said peaceful resolution the whole time, so it depends on what you believe." law enforcement officials say they will continue to work to empty the refuge...of those who continue to illegally occupy the refuge...and remove them in the safest way possible...so the community can begin to heal. ray raimundi, abc news, new york. california felons could spend less time in prison, under a new ballot initiative proposed by governor jerry brown. it would also affect how juveniles are tried as adults. this plan would give prison officials authority to grant early release credits, for those who completed rehab. non-violent felons would be allowed to seek parole after completing their base
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and, it would require judges-- instead of prosecutors-- to decide if juveniles should be tried in adult court. ### unemployment is on the decline in nevada's biggest metro areas. state employment officials say the unemployment rate in reno was at five and a half percent in december. that's down two tenths from the previous month. in carson city it dropped a tenth of a point to six-point-seven percent. unemployment in las vegas sits at six-point- two percent. the federal reserve leaves its key interest rate unchanged. last month the fed raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade. at the end of its 2-day meeting, the u-s central bank said the job market has improved... but it acknowledged that economic growth slowed at the end of 2015. the fed gave no sign that it'll change its plan to raise interest rates, at least four times in 2016. ### a consumer alert tonight... wendy's is investigating reports of "unusual activity" on payment cards that had been used at some of its restaurants.
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says it learned of the data breach earlier this month. fraudulent charges may have occurred on cards that had been used legitimately at some of its locations. but wendy's officials don't yet know the scope of the problem. customers who used cards at wendy's should keep an eye out for unusual charges. residents literally living on the edge... are now being forced to move after their building was yellow tagged by the city. but some of them insist they're staying put. charles clifford reports. hard choices. . . . that what the residents of 310 esplanade ave were left with after the city of pacifica yellow tagged their homes monday evening. "they gave us three hours yesterday. the police called me and say 'hey, you need to move.'" juliette took the day off from work and started packing up her belongings even though she doesn't have anywhere to move to. "not at this time but i have a lot of friends who offered a place for me." johnathan levine has been looking for a new apartment for awhile
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"if the time comes when they shut off the power and gas and i have no access i'll just put stuff in storage and couch surf." "it came to a complete surprise to me yesterday that these yellow tags were put on the door and the building was being undermined." bart willoughby is the property manager at 310, he also lives here. he's filed an appeal with the city challenging their decision to yellow tag the building. he says engineers have told him the apartments aren't in any immediate danger. "no. there's not. not at all. if it was unsafe i would have been the first to leave." and finally monica montoya stayed in a shelter last night but says that's only a very temporary solution. she, like many of here neighbors, doesn't know what to do next. "it's sucks, it really does...because now, where do we go? we got a three day shelter and that's it. yeah. it's very frustrating because we're stuck between a rock and hard place. what do we do?" one group of people is especially vulnerable
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one group of people is especially vulnerable to tanning beds. and it really doesn't take much to avoid a potentially deadly diagnosis. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. and the city council is taking a closer look at what needs to be done to keep aces ballpark from being-- a big financial burden. that's coming up on
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the warnings, many may be heading indoors for that golden tan. but new evidence suggests young women could be placing themselves at more risk than they realize. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's medical minute. indoor tanning.... despite the growing evidence that it's a practice linked to skin cancer... many still look to tanning beds for that fresh-from-the-beach glow. now, new evidence that starting indoor tanning at a younger age may be tied to an increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. researchers at the university of minnesota finding that women who get melanoma in their 20s, 30s and 40s were more likely to have tanned indoors at a younger age. what's more... women diagnosed with skin cancer in their 40s more likely to have started indoor tanning in their
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to have been exposed to more than 10 sessions in their lifetime. disturbing news at a time when skin cancer rates are on the rise... even faster in women than in men. and even though the world health organization identified indoor tanning as a likely cause of cancer years ago... only some states have banned indoor tanning for people younger than 18. so before you head in for that tan think twice. you might thank yourself later. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. high wind watch in effect for the sierra front from late thursday night through friday evening. gusty, possibly damaging wind is in the forecast. power outages, tree and fence damage, and blowing dust and debris are all possible. dry and mild weather will hold through thursday, with valley highs warming into the low 60s in some spots. by friday, gusty, possibly damaging wind will develop as a series of storm systems starts to push into the region from the eastern pacific. snow levels will begin above 8000', falling on saturday to valley floors. rain will change to snow as the colder air arrives, with snow showers in the forecast through monday morning. much colder air will
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week following the storms, so the snow that accumulates will stick around. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. west wind 5 to 10 mph. thursday night: a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. southwest wind around 10 mph. friday: rain likely, mainly after 4 pm. partly sunny, with a high near 62. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 60%. friday night: rain. low around 39. breezy. chance of precipitation is 80%. saturday: rain and snow. high near 44. chance of precipitation is 100%. new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. saturday night: snow likely. cloudy, with a low around 32.
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sunday night: a chance of snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. monday: a slight chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. monday night: a slight chance of snow. mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. tuesday: a slight chance of snow. mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. high wind watch in effect for the sierra front from late thursday night through friday evening. gusty, possibly damaging wind is in the forecast. power outages, tree and fence damage, and blowing dust and debris are all possible. dry and mild weather will hold through thursday, with valley highs warming into the low 60s in some spots. by friday, gusty, possibly damaging wind will develop as a series of storm systems starts to push into the region from the eastern pacific. snow levels will begin above 8000', falling on saturday to valley floors. rain will change to snow as the colder air arrives, with snow showers in the forecast through monday morning. much colder air will
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week following the storms, so the snow that accumulates will stick around. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. west wind 5 to 10 mph. thursday night: a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. southwest wind around 10 mph. friday: rain likely, mainly after 4 pm. partly sunny, with a high southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. chance of precipitation is 60%. it was a heartbreaker for the wolf pack last
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they nearly knocked off the top team in the conference. plus...a big blow for team usa... their best skier is
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it was a tough loss for the wolf pack last
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who nearly knocked off the top team in the conference... nevada led san diego state for most of the game.... they were up by 7 points at the half... then again with about 6 minutes to go... but nevada went scoreless for five minutes, giving the aztecs a lead they would never give up... once again free throws were the downfall... san digo state shot 14 more in the first half alone... and made 13 more in the game, winning by just three points musselman: "we had three or four guys play their worst game and we still could have won the game. it wasn't like we had one or two guys who just played off the charts, and we hung with the team that's 8-0 in the league. so effort, enthusiasm. you know, everything's go to be put into perspective. our guys played really hard, our program has come pretty dog-gone far in a short period of time. we could have won the game, and we didn't" nevada hits the road to take on utah state this weekend.... the aggies also lost to san diego state their last time out
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pack players will play in the super bowl next week... espn has ranked every player in the game, and brandon marshall is in their top 20.... he comes in 19th overall... marshall had over 100 tackles this season for the second year in a row... he also had two forced fumbles and an interception... he'll get the start at inside linebacker for denver virgil green is ranked 49th by espn... he is primarily used as a blocking tight end... he has caught 12 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown this season.... the broncos are currently a five point underdog to the panthers... the super bowl is on next sunday, february 7th aces ballpark is going to host a regular season united soccer league game this year the sacramento republic will take on the real monarchs on june 11th... sacramento was a playoff team last season, and they won the league championship the year before that.... the monarchs were dead last in the western conference...
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kolo tv dot com. reno aces second baseman dany worth has signed a minor league deal with the houston astros... he batted .314 last season, with 30 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs and 47 runs batted in... worth has also been invited to the astros spring training. a big blow for team usa today... ted ligety was injured in a training run ligety tore the acl in his right knee... he was currently ranked 6th in the world in the giant slalom... ligety has won a pair of olympic gold medals and five world titles... long he's going to be out. open... where andy murray has advanced into the semifinals... he beats david ferrer in four sets... he's made it to the finals here four times but has never won it... in the next round... monfils in four sets...
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jeff is back with another check of your forecast. tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. west wind 5 to 10 mph. thursday night: a 20 percent chance of rain after 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low here tonight at kolo- tv-dot-com. we'll be back right after world news tonight with david muir. sarah's hair by: kyra meinzer manibog / salon platinum -----
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