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since the 1950's. the southeast connector is no longer just a line on a map. it's scheduled to open-- in december of 20-17. kolo 8 news now's paul harris attended a regional transportation commission information seminar by the airport today-- and joins us now. noah many of the residents who visited the seminar that i talked to today... told me just because the road is a reality does not mean they are happy about it. many expressed environmental and noise concerns as the road will link sparks to south reno. r-t-c says they have cleared about three point seven million pounds of trash and debris from the construction sites. officials feel this 300 million dollar project will actually benefit the area when it is completed.
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when we are done we will have a much cleaner healthier environment. we will be taking seven acres of unhealthy wetlands and converting that into 80 acres self sustaining wetland complex that is a benefit for everyone to enjoy." in addition to restoring the wetlands.. r-t-c is overseeing the planting about 600 new trees and removing invasive weeds. officials estimate this phase of the project 250 jobs. now the event is going on tonight... till about 7 p-m ... just head to the best western... right across the street from the reno-tahoe international airport. paul harris... kolo 8 news now. we have a correction to a story we reported on tuesday evening involving a lawsuit against the east fork fire protection district in douglas county. we incorrectly reported that the suit insurance. allstate was the insurance company for the plaintiffs and the insurance settlement paid the attorney fees.
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a natural gas leak in southern california that lasted for months... is finally plugged. the leak started back in october and drove thousands of people from their los angeles county homes. it was blamed for a variety of symptoms including headaches and nausea. southern california gas company, tried to stop the leack by forcing mud into the well, but the effort failed. it had to drill a second well that intercepted the pipe, a mile and a half underground. the well is not permanently sealed, but if the plug holds-- it will be cemented closed. the utility estimates the leak cost the at least a quarter-billion dollars. ### the u-s senate is saying "no" to taxing internet access. a new trade bill was passed today. included in it was a section preventing state and local government from taxing internet access. the bill already passed the house and is on the way to president obama's desk. he is expected to sign it
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two native american tribes, are opposing the plan to legalize fantasy sports betting in california. the san manuel band of mission indians, and the morongo band of mission indians, have wrote letters to the bill's sponsor. the tribes argue-- the proposal moved through the legislature with little, to no deliberation. the proposal would impose an income tax on fantasy winnings, and it needs support from two-thirds of lawmakers. ### a month-long standoff in oregon is finally over. the remaining occupiers turning themselves in peacefully to federal authorities today... after a chaotic and emotional showdown. brandi hitt has the story. "you're gonna come out with your hands up!" "no we're not!" a tense ending to a more than 40-day standoff -- inside this national wildlife refuge? in oregon. first three of the final four occupiers turned themselves in... after negotiating with federal agents. "coming out!" their surrender --
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streamed phone call. "it looks like they got guns pointed at us... i don't know. "are they being gentle?" "yeah." nevada assemblywoman -- michele fiore -- also stepping in. michele fiore, nevada assemblywoman: "i'm here... i'm here with you..." over the phone... the ranchers' rights supporter... pleaded with the group to surrender. michele fiore, nevada assemblywoman: "we don't need our weapons right now... they cannot fire upon you with the world watching." the militia occupying the site... is demanding the federal government turn over public lands... to local control. last month... the standoff's leaders were arrested... during a traffic stop. group spokesman -- lavoy finicum -- shot and killed... after a police chase. investigators say he had reached for a gun. "do the right thing alright?" "what the right thing is to kill us?" after another hour of negotiations... the final man holed-up inside... gave up - peacefully. "i'm walking towards them right now." "ok. stay calm." all four are set to appear in court tomorrow. agents have also arrested cliven bundy -- the father of one of the occupation leaders... on charges tied to a different government standoff two years ago. brandi hitt -- abc news --
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nevada's supreme court is being asked to clarify its laws on self- defense, as is re- considers the reversal of a murder conviction for a shootout at the nugget. ernesto gonzalez was convicted of murder for his role in a 2011 shootout, between rival biker gangs. that conviction was overturned last december, based on faulty jury instructions -- and a new trial was ordered. the washoe county district attorney has asked the high court, to reconsider that ruling, and to reinstate the life sentence. ### bill cosby's wife will not have to testify against him. camille cosby is still subject to a deposition... ...but a u-s district court in massachusetts ruled thursday that she will not have to testify against her husband. bill cosby's attorney called the decision "critically important." he said it affirmed the confidential nature of discussions between spouses -- and the protections given to those discussions. you probably don't know it... but there a good chance, you have
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kitchen. they do great things for your body, especially if you have diabetes. in tonight's medical minute, we're listing these foods and what they'll do for you. 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. if you have diabetes...
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certain foods can be difficult. but there are plenty of choices out there that are healthy... and delicious. holly firfer takes a closer look in tonight's medical minute. in the fruit category.... the superfoods are berries.. blueberries, strawberries,
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all deliciously sweet loaded with anti- vitamins. and the villains? they pineapple -they have a high glycemic index.. skip the regular potato.. and go for the sweet potato.. like a little cinnamon on your sweet potato? some studies have shown that cinnamon can also reduce your glycemic index.. so sprinkle away. dark leafy greens are superfoods: spinach, kale, brussel sprouts all contain a micronutrient that can help reduce inflammation and strengthen nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy. even though tomatoes are a fruit, they are rich in vitamins c and e and iron. .. and they can help reduce the risk of heart disease - a common and serious problem for people with diabetes. rounding out the superfood buffet table.... fish rich in omega - 3 fatty acids.. like salmon and tuna can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart attack or stroke. whole grains like oatmeal and barley can help your body use glucose and secrete insulin properly. beans are good too.. they are high in fiber and a good source of magnesium and potassium.
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canned- to drain and rinse them to get rid of the excess sodium. holly firfer reporting. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near
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high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain.
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59. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. a conference
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yeah the swimming and diving team is undefeated... and could win their first mountain west title next week plus...the wolf pack's opponents for next season have been released.. and it includes two games against big-time
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"you're watching kolo 8 sports now with josh little."
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announced the upcoming opponents for all of the conference football teams. the pack's schedule includes a pair of games agianst big-time programs... both on the road... at notre dame and at purdue... the fighting irish finished the season ranked 11th in the country here's the rest of the road schedule... games at new mexico, hawaii, san jose state and unlv... all times and dates have not yet been released. the pack opens the season at home against caly poly on september 3rd... they also host buffalo on the 17th... then conference games against utah state, wyoming, fresno state and san diego state. braden shipley has been ranked among the top keith law... he's 24th on that list... law says that shipley has the stuff to be a number two starter in the big leagues... the former wolf pack pitcher started 27 games in double-a last season, going 9-and-11 with a 3.50 era... he's been invited to work out at the diamondbacks spring
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nevada has won just one mountain west title in school history... the baseball team last year... but as ben ross shows us, the nevada swimming and diving team could join them next week outcue = standard trt = 1:48 -------------------------------- ----------- -------------------- nats/swimming they're without a doubt the best team on campus, nats/splash the wolf pack swimming and diving team is a perfect 10-0 heading to next week's mountain west championships in college station, texas. sot/palmer: this year has been my best year on the team, my favorite year, the most memorable for me too. all of us have done so well and really worked our hearts out. sot/baerens: it's so exciting. the practice is a lot of fun and the meets, of course, we've won every one, so it's so much fun. sot/harper: usually, part of a coach's job is to inspire the team, and i get inspired by their energy and their goals. first-year head coach neil harper has coached major programs like florida state and ohio state, but he says this team is unique. sot/harper: there's an abundance of talent here, but the thing that separates this
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that i've coached in the past is sot/kusserow: he's very outgoing. he's really relaxed too. you can talk to him about anything. in practice he's focused but he also makes jokes. sot/palmer: it's such a positive atmosphere. we all come into practice and we really want to be here. and his positive attitude just helps us want to train our hardest. standup: after back-to-back third place finisss, the wolf pack is hoping that this is the team that can break through and win a mountain west championship. sot/palmer: we know we can do it. we have the inspiration coming from our coaches. we're all in it together. sot/baerens: we're so motivated. we just want to win it. we really want to win it. sot/kusserow: i'm really motivated. it's my third year and we've got third two times...we saw the other teams win and it looked like a lot of fun, so i really want that this year. reporting from lombardi pool,
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lived in for more than 50 years. the southern california home is slated to be torn down next month... but gary sweeney wanted to do something in his father's memory. so he covered the whole thing with pictures taken by his father... who was a photography enthusiast. "i've actually done a lot of large public art pieces. it's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and it was actually really fun to do." the house will be torn some time in march - but visitors have until the end of february to check it out. jeff is back with another check of your forecast.
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low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. get more information on the stories you saw 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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tonight, the race for the white house and donald trump's bold prediction. the republican front-runner and what he said is coming, if he wins south carolina.
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takes a new turn tonight. hillary clinton set to face off with bernie sanders, as they now battle for the south. get ready for the deep freeze. the arctic blast across more than 20 states. the dangerous commute already. it will feel well below zero across much of this country. tonight, the fbi ordering armed protesters to surrender. >> i'm a free man, i will die a free man. >> the standoff taking a dramatic turn, and we're there. the deadly gas explosion and now the charges tonight. two people killed, three buildings leveled. and prosecutors this evening arguing, it was all because of greed. and we have breaking news involving bill cosby's wife. 99 cents a gallon. is your town next? good evening. us here on a thursday night. the race for president.

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