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caucus site---that's because he can't decide between marco rubio or ted cruz. matt weber: undecided correct yea, matt weber is a local software engineer here in reno. he comes from a political family, so going to the caucuses wasn't even a question. what is a question, to whom will he throw his support? matt weber/21-year-old: i like him because i like his stance on gun control, you know keeping the second amendment rights, keeping them free. i like him because he has a similar stance. it is more the lesser of two evils for me because i'm not a huge fan of bernie sanders.. unlike the democratic caucuses caucuses are straw polls. registered republicans can stop by their caucus location, sign in and select their preference, and go home. they can stay however, and listen to their friends and neighbors about why they prefer one candidate over another. because he is undecided, matt hear the most compelling arguements for both ted cruz, and marco rubio. weber: the price of health care
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i don't like particularly, that i am paying for peoples' health care, they care making, granted they are not making a lot of money, but why am i paying for it. asked about kasich and trump, weber says neither seems very presidential to him. with the razor thin margins between second and third cruz and rubio in south carolina supporters here will have their eyes out for undecided voters like weber to win over on tuesday night. we will follow matt weber tomorrow night, and let you know what he ultimatley decides... that is, if he decides. new developments on the search for a missing douglas county woman. c-h-p officers found carolyn batchelor's s- u-v near inspiration point overlooking emerald bay. now el dorado and douglas county search and rescue crews are searching the area. recent snow and steep terrain is making the
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seen a week ago. ### a major boulder estimated to be eight feet tall and weighing about 60 thousand pounds fell around 6-30 saturday night in the glenbrook area of highway 50. just up the road from the cave rock tunnel. kolo 8 news now's paul harris spoke with n-dot officials today about efforts to clear the road. as the massive boulder sits on the side of the highway. a guardrail stands between it and the homes below. "it would have definitely had a good chance of going right through the house." the nevada department of transportation says no major injures have been reported. steve williams, ndot: " accident right after the rock has stopped. car, from what i was told, bounced off of it and sideswiped another vehicle." on tuesday construction will begin to remove the rock. breaking it into little pieces. it is a time consuming process. so you can expect delays "take all of the traffic and put it on the eastbound side of the highway." ndot says they are hoping the warmer weather will solidify the remainig soil around the rocks above. that is why they are putting in precautionary measures down the road.
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paul.harris@kolotv.com, "at cave rock ndot is planning some major construction projects to help keep people safe." devin cartwright, ndot roadway design, " so we are going to be extending the tunnel on the westbound lanes on the north side and that is going to be going on from may of this year through october. " on the north side they will be replacing the steel mesh that is currently in place with a larger concrete barrier to catch falling rock. they are also going to blend the colors to match the existing rock "we don't want it to be a major eyesore or something that catches your attention. we want you to drive right though it and enjoy the beauty of the lake and not some new piece of equipment that we put out on the road." reporting from lake tahoe. paul harris kolo 8 news now. nevada corrections officials are investigating a pair of inmate deaths at state prisons. ronnie hall died at the northern nevada correctional facility in carson city saturday. the 51-year-old was searving a ten-year sentence out of clark county for burglary. an autopsy is scheduled.# and 69-year-old john silva was found dead at
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conservation camp in clark county yesterday morning. paramedics declared him dead at the scene. the cause of death is still under investigation. investigators have released the name of a reno woman killed after crashing her pickup in carson city. it happened firday evening on southbound i-580 near college parkway. troopers say 55-year- old melanie marnne- lawson went onto the shoulder... then over- corrected... hitting a concrete barrier. the crash is still under investigation. anyone who may have witnesses it is asked to call n-h-p. a sparks restaurant has been closed after a weekend fire. a fire broke out at the "egg roll king" on oddie boulevared yesterday morning. the restaurant was closed at the time, so firefighters had to force their way inside. firefighters say the fire was in the kitchen cooking hood. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a backcountry skier had to be rescued rescued yesterday near the dana plateau after injuring
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the mono county sheriff's office sent a search and rescue team and a helicopter was able to lift the victim to paramedics. he was sent to mammoth hospital where he is recovering. a dramatic rescue in the sacramento area - after a series of crashes sent a moving truck over a guardrail, trapping the driver inside the burning vehicle. kristen simoes has the details. it was a complicated rescue... with no time to waste. over the span of six minutes, what started as a minor collision, led to four vehicles crashing. one of them - a budget over the edge of the yolo causeway, landed caught fire joe tinney, davis fire dept.: "first engine company got a hoseline from up here, kept the fire in check. we could see the driver was still alive then we had to do a rescue operation to get him out of there." that rescue took close to an hour and included dozens of firefighters from west sacramento and davis. he driver was conscious, but trapped in the cab. and the biggest challenge was access. joe tinney, davis fire dept.:
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fire engine so we had to do all of our operations from up here from on top of the roadway. so it was a big challenge. we had to do some things real quickly." including getting that injured driver back up to the roadway, where medics were waiting. highway patrol officers tell us crashes on the causeway are notoriously bad. jay patton, chp: "there's not much in the way of a shoulder or center median so there's nowhere for people to go if there happens to be a crash so it's a very difficult if people aren't aware of what's going on around them." in this case, the initial crash involved two dark cars, and happened just before dawn, which meant oncoming drivers likely couldn't see the vehicles involved. as for the cause: "there doesn't appear to be any alcohol or drugs that were involved. just a matter of speed and inattention." imagine being able to shoot video and photos in a full 360 degrees. samsung unveiled the galaxy "s-seven" and the "s-seven-edge" during a tech conference in spain.
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camera shoot 360- degree video, it's also a virtual reality device. "gear 360" can shoot v-r images and transfer them to a samsung phone for editing. the finished product can be viewed with a gear v-r headset. the "gear 360" is set to go on sale this year. there are no details yet on pricing.### ?how many times have you used your cell phone while driving? in tonight's medical minute... the reality of just how dangerous distracted driving can be.. and how you can help keeps our roads safe. 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 republican presidential candidates make the final push to tomorrow's caucuses... with events across northern nevada. that's coming up on
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know don't mix. now new research highlights just how dangerous it is to use your cell phone is when you're behind the wheel. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's medical minute. that text, call, or instant message. whether you are behind the wheel or not, your phone demands your attention. and even though we know we shouldn't, all too often we pick up that mobile device while driving. now, a new study shows how dangerous a distraction your phone can be while you are driving. virginia tech researchers installed video cameras inside cars to find out what drivers were doing right before they got into an accident. the
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driver was visibly distracted and cell phones were the biggest culprit. texting while driving led to a more than three-fold risk of a crash. dialing a call... a 12-fold risk. by comparison, eating at the wheel only led to roughly double the risk. cell phones aren't the only culprit, of course. other distractions - for instance, being angry or crying at the wheel - also made a driver more likely to crash. but few things are more preventable than a cell-phone linked accident. so when you're driving... keep that cell phone out of reach and out of sight. and save those selfies for when you're stationary. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. high pressure will dominate the weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of weak systems could bring showers saturday and late
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will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 69. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
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high pressure will dominate the weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of weak systems could bring showers saturday and late sunday to the region, but they will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 69. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. high pressure will dominate the weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of weak systems could bring showers saturday and late sunday to the region, but they will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low
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becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south
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wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. -state basketball tournament begins wednesday at lawlor -- we've got the brackets plus... a very cool experience for the wolf pack baseball team, courtesy of a former
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we're just 3 days away from the division 1 state high school basketball tournament at lawlor events center and the brackets are now set -- the northern champion carson senators will take on coronado out of the sunrise league... and the reno huskies have the pleasure of facing bishop gorman from the sunset league on the girls side -- it'll be bishop manogue -- the northern champs taking on liberty high school from the sunrise league... and reno will face the centennial bulldogs... the division i-a, 3, and 4 state tournaments begin friday meanwhile -- a heartbreaking loss for the wolf pack basketball team saturday at u-n-l-v... marqueze coleman hit a 3 to put the pack ahead 80-77 with just 2.4 seconds remaining, but patrick mccaw answered for the rebels, beating the buzzer to send the
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l-v went on to win 102-91 in o-t... coleman posted a game-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in the loss... eric cooper junior added a career-high 24, and cam oliver went for 14 points and 21 rebounds the pack will look to bounce back wednesday night against utah state -- tip off set for 7 pm at lawlor well a pretty cool experience for the wolf pack baseball team today -- getting a chance to visit the texas rangers spring training facility in phoenix as you may remember, former wolf pack star chris gimenez is now a member of the rangers -- no doubt he played a role in setting the visit up... the pack split their opening 4-game series against northwestern over the weekend -- they will face arizona state tomorrow in tempe meantime -- what a weekend for the nevada swimming and diving team -- they became the 2nd wolf pack team to win a
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championship... nevada overcame a 39 and a half point deficit with just 3 events remaining to rally past boise state for the title... douglas grad krysta palmer was named mountain west diver of the year for the second straight season, and jian jin li you was named diving coach of the year for the 4th straight season report tonight of a setback for tiger woods, as he continues to recover from his latest back surgery according to golf insider robert lusetich, tiger - quote - can't move well- and it's painful for him to sit... tiger's agent mark steinberg has denied that report, calling it - quote - ridiculous and absolutely false... tiger has not played in a tournament since august finally tonight -- some n-f-l news -- it appears the dallas cowboys will cut ties with troubled defensive end greg hardy -- that according to 105-point-3 the fan in dallas...
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deal with the cowboys last march, despite a domestic violence
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it's softball like you've never seen it before. snow and slush, were flying at this competition in wisconsin. these softball enthusiasts weren't about to let a little winter keep them from the game the love. so they played a tournament on snowmobiles. but the game does come with some risks. "as long as you don't smack your sled up, it's not bad. otherwise, some of these guys got $10,000 sleds out here. you do that, you're in trouble." looks chaotic, the game softball with a little jeff is back with another check of your forecast. low
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breaking news tonight in the race for the white house. the major resignation. also, donald trump. is he now unstoppable? rubio and cruz, battling to be the alternative. but with both of them in, does it help trump? >> you're going to say, "please, please, mr. president. we can't stand it anymore. we don't want to keep winning." >> and tonight, has hillary clinton turned a corner? inside the seven hours of terror. the alleged uber gunman in court. six dead. and you will hear from the passengers who got into his uber car before and after the shootings. what he said to them. the storm system tonight, in the south, possible tornadoes,
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the east coast. major snow right behind it. the consumer alert tonight. the cdc now pointing to a popular home improvement item, saying there are possible cancer risks. the alarming new numbers. and forever young. she's 106, and she's teaching the president and the first lady how to dance. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with fast-moving developments in the race for the white house. tonight, we've learned of a key resignation on the republican side, amid the bigger question at this point, can anyone catch up to donald trump? trump winning big in south carolina, after a major win in new hampshire. and no republican who has won both new hampshire and south carolina has ever lost the nomination. still, trying to catch up tonight, senator marco rubio, who finds himself at war with ted cruz. and tonight, senator cruz asking

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