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also means more distractions. thanks for joining us. i'm noah bond. i'm sarah johns. breaking tonight: polls just closed in alabama, massachusetts, oklahoma and tennessee. more than 16-hundred delegates are at stake across a dozen states. polls in three more states closed an hour ago. hillary clinton is the projected winner in georgia and virginia; while senator bernie sanders takes his home state of vermont. on the republican side? donald trump wins georgia. we are still awaiting results in virginia and vermont. candidates have been campaigning across the country today, trying to get supporters to the polls. here's a live look at a clinton campaign event in miami. she's expected to speak later tonight about tonight's contests. candidates have been campaigning across the country today, trying to get supporters to the polls. "today is a day that people can stand up and say no to a rigged economy where americans are working longer hours for lower wages and almost all of the
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country is going to the top 1 percent." senator bernie sanders winning supporters from that rally in vermont. hillary clinton and donald trump started the day with big leads in the polls. the biggest prize of the day will be texas, where ted cruz spoke to supporters in houston... calling for the party to unite against trump. "i believe it will be an enormous mistake to nominate donald trump and so i speak to unity for republicans that let's come together and stand together behind the conservative principles behind the free market principles and constitutional liberties that we believe in." polls in texas will close in less than an hour. in arkansas? voting
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30 minutes. we will continue to bring you the most up- to-date election information throughout the evening. # you can get the most up-to-date election information anytime with the kolo 8 news now mobile app. it's free to download for apple and android devices. ### another warm day in northern nevada... but that could be changing by the end of the week. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. jeff? the ridge of high pressure along the west coast will flatten and start to weaken this week, as a series of systems moves through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 wednesday night into thursday. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's on wednesday. by late friday, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday and likely by sunday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through most of next week. stay tuned! -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 40. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. breezy, with a southwest wind
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high as 30 mph. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. thursday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. friday: a 20 percent chance of rain. partly sunny, with a high near 61. friday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. cam 3 - wx mic through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 wednesday night into thursday. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into measurements reveal bad news for california. a warm february-- ate
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average sierra snowpack. the latest measurements found snowpack at 105-percent of normal at echo summit in el dorado county. it was 130 percent last month. mountain snowpack provides about one- third of the water for california. ### have you been sneezing lately? or do you have a tickle in your throat? warm temperatures and high winds have pollen counts rising across the region, which has people's allergies acting up. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren is live at hidden valley park with what is currently in bloom... and why it might be making you miserable. colin? sarah... trees are what's in bloom right now... and they are also what is amount of pollen to the air. bloom... everyone with allergies is experiencing symptoms yet. nats - wind.. flowers. they're the first sign of spring... and the first sign of pollen. "pollen in itself is neutral to us. it is not a bacteria, it is not a virus, it cannot invade us, it can't make us sick." so why is it... that when
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feel like were sick. "it is a mistake of immune system. it is our problem, not plants problem." doctor boris lokshin explains... sneezing... watering eyes... and a scratchy throat... are all the result of over-active immune system. "it looks at pollen as an invading agent of some sort and it is trying to, essentially, kill it." the more pollen in the air... the more likely you are to be affected. "plants are responding to increasing day length and warmth and that moisture that we have gotten... they are waking up and they are doing their thing which includes reproduction which includes pollen." lisa braginton at moana nursery says... it's mainly been trees that have been starting to bloom. "some of the plants that producing a lot of pollen... people might not even notice." this peach tree is producing pollen. this elm... another big culprit... and juniper... producing about 30-percent of the pollen right now. "our native junipers will start producing a lot of pollen. relying on those early winds to to help carry that pollen around." back at allergy and asthma associates... "this is our pollen counting station."
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staff regularly measure the pollens in our air. "and then we report it in our pollen count. that is what you read on our website and in newspapers." that pollen count right now... lines up with what we learned at moana nursery. trees are the big culprit right now... but grasses and weeds could be a problem soon. so... what should you do to fix your own allergies... first... get on an over the counter antihistamine like claratin, zertec, or allegra. if you take those... and have no luck... it might be time to see a doctor. reporting live at hidden valley park... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. a missing douglas county woman was found dead near lake tahoe. 69-year-old carolyn batchelor's roommate reported her missing zephyr cove. the california highway patrol found her point, overlooking
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her body-- buried under snow last friday. the cause of death has not been determined, but investigators don't suspect foul play. ### the skier killed at squaw valley over the weekend is identified as 62-year-old elizabeth danel. resort officials say danel fell while sking in the headwall area on saturday. she was wearing a helmet when she slid through a stand of trees. ski patrol says danel was unconscious and unresponsive when they arrived. they began c-p-r, but were unable to save her.### an allegiant airlines flight made an emergency landing in elko yesterday. the plane was headed from mesa arizona to bellingham washington. according to the elko daily free press.... the plane was forced to land because of an electrical odor inside the plane. the airline says the plane landed safetly and there were no injuries. ### highway researchers say there -is a correlation between the economy and traffic deaths. the better the economy? more people tend to die in car crashes. kolo 8 news now's terri russell has been
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terri, the national safety council says it's seeing an increase in deadly traffic crashes. the n-s-c says 2000-15 was the deadliest year since 2000-seven. but it can't all be blamed on a good economy. if you've noticed there are more cars on the road these days, its not an isolated event. a better economy means more cars are on the road as people travel to and from work. lower gas prices, too, have more people traveling down the road. that means an increase in the chances of getting into a car wreck. but the national safety council says there's another culprit. cell phones. russell:" drinking and driving was not cool, and now talking on the cell phone is not as cool. do you think it will eventually get to that level? officer tim broadway/reno police department: hopefully not, especially with once again, the advances in technology with automobiles having the integrated blue tooth. here at the intersection of kietzke and mill we saw several people on their phones. a survey on at and t last may showed 70-percent of those respondents said they used
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driving--texting was the most common. 61-percent said they've read, and replied to texts while driving. drivers said they also used emailed, facebooked, used twitter snapchat, instagram, they used videochat and even snapped selfies while driving. drivers & smart phones facebook twitter snapchat instagram videochat selfies while the amount of cell phone use and actually what's being while the amount of cell phone use and actually what's being done with that cell phone while driving may be disturbing, it is also unsafe. the national safety commisson says just texting while driving increases your chances of getting into a crash eight times. at this time crashes involving texting or talking on the cellphone account for 27-percent of all accidents. terri russell kolo 8 news now. after a year in space, scott kelly is returning to earth. his time in space could be a big step toward a mission to mars.
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around the corner. not just for your house, but for your budget. we have some tips to help you start the season off right. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8
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to clean up... what dave tomorrow we'll have a look at the stuff your guests first notice in a amanda join us tomorrow for good morning reno from 430 to 7am campaign trail... donald trump has won the republican primaries in tennessee... alabama.. and massachusetts. hilary clinton has won democratic contests in tennessee and alabama. we will keep you updated on any new results as we learn them. today astronaut scott kelly is returning to earth after nearly a year in space. kelly's 340-day mission beat the
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nasa hopes the research will bring them closer to a manned mission to mars. lauren lyster takes a closer look at his homecoming. astronaut scott kelly, this morning tweeting photos of his last sunrise from space... after more than 10- thousand sunrises and sunsets...he's headed back to earth today this, after 340 days orbiting earth on the international space station -- kelly is now the american who has spent the most time in space. scott kelly: "i'm ready to come home...it's not like i'm climbing the walls to get out of here - i recognize the importance of what we're doing" yesterday, kelly handed over command of the i- s-s to start the process of leaving. scott kelly, us astronaut: "which of course is always bittersweet when you leave this incredible place" he said goodnight to earth one last time, posting this photo on twitter. last year, this soyuz rocket launched from kazakstan, beginning kelly's journey 'the year in space starts now' the point of the nasa
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if humans could survive would require a year and half in space. back here on earth all year -- scott's twin brother, retired astronaut mark kelly -- has been undergoing testing at the same time. scientists will compare returns. last year... easy part" after all this, does make it to mars? perspective absolutely - i feel great. it's something i hope to see in my lifetime" kelly should touch down in kazakhstan tonight and then testing begins to understand how the long time in space has affected his body. before this, only four humans had spent a year or more in orbit on a single mission. lauren lyster abc news los angeles.
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flatten and start to weaken this week, as a series of systems moves through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 wednesday night into thursday. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's on wednesday. by late friday, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday and likely by sunday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through most of
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tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 40. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in as high as 35 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 70. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. cloudy, with a low around 44. breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. thursday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. thursday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. friday: a 20 percent chance of rain. partly sunny, with a high near 61. friday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. saturday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. breezy. sunday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. breezy. sunday night: a chance of rain
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low around 33. monday: a slight chance of rain and snow. mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. the ridge of high pressure along the west coast will flatten and start to weaken this week, as a series of systems moves through the pacific northwest. this will keep breezy conditions and occasional clouds in the forecast, with showers possible north of i-80 wednesday night into thursday. highs will be close to records, with some valley locations warming into the low to mid 70's on wednesday. by late friday, a change to a stormy pattern is looking more and more likely. windy conditions, with sierra rain and snow are all possible by saturday and likely by sunday. plus, more storms are lining up to potentially move into the west coast through most of next week. stay tuned! -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 40. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. winds could gust as high as 35 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with
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5 to 15 mph. wednesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. the store is hosting a job fair tomorrow. in preparation for its busiest time of the year, the hardware store is hoping to fill 300 job openings. the event will be at the west reno store on summit ridge court from 9 a-m to 3 p-m. there will be on-site interviews for part-time and seasonal positions. you can find more information about the job fair at kolo t-v dot com. ### a line of fish tank filters is being recalled because of a shock hazard. the "top-fin power filters" can become exposed and electrify the water. the recall involved five
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power filters."' nobody's reported own one of these filters you should unplug them and stop using them immediately. exclusively at petsmart. information about how to get a free replacement filter on kolo-tv-dot-com, just click on hot topics.### with winter coming to an end... it's time to think about spring cleaning. and not just your house... but your budget, too. mary moloney has some started. just like spring cleaning your home -- now can be a good time to tidy up a household budget. with tax day around the corner -- money is on the minds of many. especially those who have received a refund. don't let that influx of cash throw a spending and saving plan off course. instead -- review your plan - to make sure it still fits your needs. this includes revisiting all the basics. credit-dot-com recommends evaluating all income -- calculating expenses -- identifying the places where you can cut back -- and making sure there's enough left over to stash in an emergency
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consumer federation of america - recommends using a digital tool like a smartphone app or spreadsheet to keep track of spending over the course of a few months to see exactly where your money is going. and then lock into a plan. also look for areas that can be trimmed so you can free up more cash to pay down high- interest debt. and while cleaning up a budget for day-to-day expenses -- don't forget to make room for longer term financial goals like retirement or college funds. i'm mary moloney the debate between privacy, and fighting terror, is center stage in washington. lawmakers are grilling apple, and the f-b-i... delving into this heated issue. and, we're taking you behind-the-scenes: an organization helping people get medical supplies when they have nowhere else to turn. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner,
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between apple and the f-b-i over the san bernardino terror suspect's i-phone played out on capitol hill today. the house committee hearing came just one day after a ruling from a federal judge in new york in a separate case. as elizabeth hur reports... that court says apple does not have to help the federal government unlock an iphone at the center of a drug case. from the courthouse to capitol hill.. rep. darrell issa, r-ca: "you're expecting someone to obey an order to do something they don't want to do, and you haven't even figured out if you the case pitting apple center stage in washington.. bruce sewell, apple attorney: "should the fbi be allowed to stop apple, or any company, from offering the american people the safest and most secure product it can make?" james comey, fbi director: "essentially, take the guard dog away.. we'll pick that lock." the fbi insisting.. they're not asking apple to create a so-called magic key.. maintaining
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just one iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino shooters.. for clues. james comey: "is there somebody else?.. that is our job." apple has already asked the courts to have this case thrown out.. arguing.. unlocking that one phone compromises the security of millions of others. tim cook, apple ceo: "the only way to get information-- would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer." in a similar but unrelated case.. a judge in new york ruled on monday that apple cannot be compelled to help the department of justice fbi unlock an iphone. that ruling has no affect on this case but experts call it a legal victory for apple. that could help the tech giant.. moving forward. also weighing in today.. is attorney general loretta lynch from a cyber security conference.. saying for the victims and the public.. the government must do everything under the law to fully investigate terrorist attacks. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york.
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released the will and personal letters of osama bin laden. they were recovered during the 2011 raid on bin laden's compound in pakistan, where he was killed. in the documents...bin laden claimed to have 29-million dollars in sudan. but the whereabouts of that money is unknown. in a letter from 2008, bin laden wrote, "if i am to be killed, pray for me a lot and give continuous charities in my name." his letters also include warnings to the u-s and advice to al qaeda's affiliates. the intelligence community expects to release more documents later this year, after they have been declassified. ### super tuesday polls are closing across the country. we're tracking the race for the white house minute-by-minute... during the biggest day of the election so far. plus... trouble for a homeless shelter in northern nevada. the plan to find new housing as soon as
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welcome aboard my starship. ahoy, mateys! it's full of things i love... like me brave crew... and my fellow space adventures and free of things i don't. like aliens. just like eye patches. and when it's time to refuel, i eat chex cereal. it's full of stuff we pirates need. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. excelsior! eat up, me hearties! keep it down! i'm exploring the galaxy.
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in the arkansas primary. it's the eighth super tuesday state to wrap up voting. here's a live look at a hillary clinton campaign event in miami. she will speak later this evening about tonight's contests. these are the standings right now: hillary clinton wins fouustates. bernie sanders wins vermont. for the republicans: donald trump has four victories. but there are still a number of races considered "too close to call." polls will close in the largest state voting today: texas... in about 30 minutes.###

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