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officer johnson fired from the ground striking roberts who fled. he was later located at a local hotel. sattler sentenced roberts to ten-years with the possibility of parole on the battery charge, but he won't begin serving that sentence until he finishes the remainder of the sentence on the drug charge.### district attorney chris hicks saying today... officers were justified in shooting a wanted man near fourth and spokane streets in september of 2014. james luke bowman was shot and killed by a sparks detective and washoe county detective after pulling a gun on them. bowman was a felon with an outstanding warrant from the u-s marshals service. he had been fleeing from police and had said he was not going to go back to prison. "according to nevada law, when anybody, police or citizen is confronted with a deadly situation such as this, a perfect example is someone pulling a gun on you, it is entirely reasonable to react with deadly
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the investigation into the shooting took more than 16 months. hicks says making a ruling on an officer involved shooting is never easy... but he wants it to be transparent. he has made his 27-page report on the shooting available to the public. you can find it by going to kolo-tv dot com and clicking on "hot topics." turning now to weather... another cold night for us here in the truckee- meadows. chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with a check of your forecast. jeff... high pressure will build over the west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog
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a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 58. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 32. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 61. a committee will be meeting this evening to discuss the
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facing many of the schools in washoe county. and you can get involved in the conversation. the public schools "overcrowding and repair needs committee" will be looking at different options for raising the money needed to repair older schools and build new ones to relieve overcrowding. at this week's state of education address, superintendent traci davis made it clear that a solution needs to be found. otherwise, it's going to have a major impact on students. "we understand that if we don't build schools, double sessions is going to happen in the next 5 years." -if the funding isn't there, some schools will have to push two rounds of students through each day. meaning, one shift of earlier start times, and another shift with later start and release times, in order to double a school's capacity. and some campuses could turn year-'round. the committee wants to find a way to avoid these scenarios. the two options they'll be looking at are either sales tax only, or a combination of sales tax
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chooses an option, it will likely end up on the 2016 general election ballot. since this would affect all washoe county residents, they're hoping for input from the community. there will be time set aside for public comment at tonight's meeting. it starts in an hour- and-a-half, at six... so you have time to get there. it's at the washoe county administration complex.### students attending a local beauty school received devastating news today: their school, marinello school of beauty, closed its doors permanently. the u-s department of education says it will no longer provide student loans to marinello beacause the school was providing federal aid to students with invalid high school diplomas. other complaints include marinellos under-awarded title- four-aid, charged students for excessive overitme -and engaged in other acts of
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more than 100-students scrambling for a place to finish their training. beauty school paul mitchell says it has talked to 25 marinello students and are willing to take even more. doug christensen/paul mitchell the school reno: they have all been very positive, with lots of tears, lots of smiles, and hopefully, a little bit of hope for the future. nevada's board of cosmetology says it is waiting for the school to provide student hours. such information will allow the students to enroll in other programs and complete their training.### reno police and several city officials paid a visit to a downtown reno motel complex... after receiving several complaints. "hey, it's reno police." knocking city officials say they've recieved numerous calls for service at the reno legacy motel on north virginia street. inside, police and code enforcement officials found several code violations including cooking in the hallways, evidence of pests and a lack of ongoing maintenance. today's operation was part of a larger intiative by the mayor
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blight.### the iowa caucuses are over but, due to his strong showing, the results placed a target on marco rubio's back. with the next contest in new hampshire just days away, candidates are attacking rubio and scrambling to get their own message across. marci gonzalez is in manchester with the latest. "donald! donald!" with donald trump - ahead by 20 points in the latest new hampshire poll, ted cruz is on the trail- with a new line of fire. jimmy carter endorsed donald trump i'm not making that up.. audience.. ha..ha? talking about this video of the former president that cruz is now using in a campaign ad. "i would choose trump,..the reason is trump has proven he is completely maleeable i don't think he has any fixed opinions he would go to the white house and fight for." "he's got good taste."
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- he and other candidates are keeping jam packed schedules. but doctor ben carson is still taking time off. his team confirming - at least 30 campaign staff positions are being cut today .. in what they call a "reorganization" - to help carson more efficiently make it to the finish line. on the democratic side- both campaigns- in full force.. bernie sanders and hillary clinton- both spending today prepping for tonight's debate. and the republicans are getting ready. their next debate just two days away. you'll see it saturday night, right here on abc. marci gonzalez, abc news manchester, new hampshire. the tesla battery plant at u-s-a parkway is creating jobs much slower than first projected. a "governor's office of economic development" report says there were 272 people working at the tesla and panasonic
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that's not quite the 700-jobs projected in a september 2014 report lawmakers used to approve a one-billion dollar tax incentive package for the electric carmaker. tesla also said it's invested 374-million-dollars in capital in nevada... well below the early prediction of one- billion-dollars. economic development officials attribute the discrepancy to tesla building in phases rather than all at once. the company says they still plan to employ 65-hundred people at peak production.### n-v energy could be getting some competition if a new political action committee gets their way. "nevadans for affordable, clean energy choices" have filed a petition, with the nevada secretary of state's office to change the state constitution and end the monopoly on electric services. the measure would also make it easier for other
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theory-- lower your electric bill. more than 55-thousand signatures are needed to get the measure on the ballot. there are plenty of fun things going on in town... in addition to watching the big game. we'll show you some of your options in our eight things to do. and, the university has some help in their knowledge center. we'll give you a look at the three-story robot helping them out. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 4:30 with sarah johns and weather with meteorologist jeff thompson this is kolo 8 news now at 4:30."
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announcer: here's to the things that can keep us safe. and, now, those that we carry with us everywhere will bring us wireless emergency alerts, with a unique sound and vibration, you'll be in the know, wherever you are. mardi gras are just some of the things you can check out this weekend. kolo 8 news now's rebecca kitchen has your eight things to do...
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house party... check your favorite bar... restaurant.. or casino... there are countless watch parties on sunday for the big game. the 2016 us open taekwondo championship is going on right. the event is open to the public and you can watch athletes realize their olympic dreams... that's going on at the reno-sparks convention center... from now until sunday the reno bighorns will face off against the idahoe stampede... you have two chances to catche them... they'll play friday and saturday at the reno events center... tip off is at 7 both nights. if you're looking to stay indoors... three movies open this weekend... first there's the latest nicholas sparks movie....the choice... next... the coen brothers comedy hail ceaser features an all star cast..and finally pride and prejudice and zombies is based on the parody novel. all three open in theaters tonight at 7. the piano guys are four dads who become an internet sensation through their piano and cello renditions of popular songs are
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will be at the silver legacy tomorrow night starting at 8 and tickets are still available to see mike tyson: the undisputed truth. his one-man show is saturday.. also at the silver legacy. and a look a head into next week.. mardi gras is tuesday and the rotary club of reno is hosting their annual fat tuesday party.... reno mardi gras is tuesday february 9th at the reno events center... proceeds benefit youth education and training. and finally.. they've been sold out for months... but if you want a ticket to see the book of mormon.. all you need is a little luck... the nine time tony award winning musical will have lottery system in place... enteries are accepted at the box office two and a half hours before each show... and the drawing will happen shortly after... the book of mormon opens tuesday at the pioneer center. we're getting a look today at a robot at the university... that helps
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the mathewson automatic retrieval system... or "mars" is a three story tall robot used to retrieve and sort books. there are over 750- thousand books in the back of the knowledge center that mars is responsible for. brazil officials scramble to develop a vaccine for the zika virus. and they don't have much time before millions head to rio for the summer olympic games. and, do you have your plans set for super bowl sunday? you don't have to sit at home with parties going on all over the city. 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. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh.
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weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear,
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tuesday: sunny, with a high near 58. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 32. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 61. high pressure will build over the west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high
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saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 58. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 32. near 61. the latest now on that dangerous zika virus... some are now calling for this summer's rio olympics to be canceled. is on the scene in brazil with millions of tourists in rio for the start of brazil's carnival tomorrow ... and millions more expected this summer for the olympic games, controlling the zika crisis here is more urgent than ever. overnight, brazil's president saying the virus has gone from a "distant nightmare" to a "real threat." the government, scrambling to start developing a vaccine, but until one is ready, she says, mosquito prevention is their best course of action. now this morning - some doubting whether brazil can get zika under control by this summer are calling for the rio olympics to be cancelled. art caplan, director of medical ethics, nyu langone medical center: i don't know that it's up to doing the olympics and epidemic control at the same time. mosquitoes are a tough
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the us olympic committee tells abc news it is keeping a close eye on the situation and that team usa participants will be made "aware of the cdc's recommendations regarding travel to brazil." especially for olympic athletes like michael phelps - whose pregnant fiance is among the most at risk population. zika has been linked to the a severe birth defect, microcephaly, when pregnant women get infected. while the u.s. women's soccer team is focusing on qualifying for the rio olympics, head coach jill ellis tells the dallas morning news the zika outbreak is "concerning." over the next two weeks brazil has a trial run ... it's carnival season and tourist are coming in from around the globe. it's also summer and mosquito season. dr. richard besser, abc news, brazil. the super bowl is almost here and the casinos in town are getting ready to throw a big bash. the silver legacy is kicking things off early by having mike tyson perform his one man show saturday night.
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resort says their traditional parties are selling fast. they're looking at holding a new party in their nightclub lex. but the atlantis believes there is no better way to watch the game than in their sportsbook so fans can wager on prop bets during the game. steve mickelson, atlantis sportsbook"total party atmosphere, we run food and drink specials throughout the day. you got two -threehundred people cheering for the game and because we have all the props basically every play has a winner or a looser. " coming up at five kolo 8 news now paul harris will have more on the parties plus how technology is influencing how fans watch the game. as much as you may love the broncos or panthers... you most likely will never be able to take a bowl player home with you... ...but it's encouraged to take these puppy bowl athletes home. we have a preview of
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announcer: if you're looking for an incredible experience,
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they make super pets who will enrich your life and steal your heart. adopt and bring home a shelter pet today. to find out more, visit theshelterpetproject.org. noah bond has a look at what's coming up in our next hour. we're working on several new and updated stories coming up on kolo 8 news now at 5. the water crisis in flint, michigan continues... and local government officials may have known about the local government officials may have known about the problems long before they were reported. plus-- fresh off his win on food they were reported. plus-- fresh off his win on food they were reported. plus-- fresh off his win on food network, reno chef clint jolly is hoping his mementum continues and propels carson city students to their own culinary victory. tonight on kolo 8 news now at five, the preparations before tomorrow's big competition," fans are getting pumped up for the super bowl... but we can't forget about the true stars... of the puppy bowl! "four legged courage and
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every one of these athletes are available for adoption from shelters across the country. but the puppy bowl is not just for puppys. there's also a kitten half-time show... 20 cats, also up for adoption. and keep an eye out for the chicken cheerleaders... and the assistant 'ruff'eree--- it's a skunk. it takes several animal species to make the puppy bowl possible. jeff is back with your ..... forecast. tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind
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friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54.
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mondaytonight on kolo 8 news now... the sudden closure of a beauty school in reno has left students wondering where they'll finish their education. "i knew exactly what you were doing, you knew exactly what you were doing, you wanted to kill me." dramatic testimony from a police officer, at the sentencing of a man, who ran him over with a car. and the district attorney has completed its investigation into a downtown-reno officer-involved shooting. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah johns. i'm noah bond. a local beauty school is shuttered, and its students are left scrambling, for a place to finish their education.
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