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have a great wednesday.3 look at road conditions coming up...3 an appropriate assignment for a young child like that. )) (sam)>> plus ....a controversial homework assignment given to high school students in lyon county is leaving many parents upset... what picture the kids were given as part of a final exam. 3 (bill)>> and president obama was emotional when he announced executive actions to prevent gun violence. these stories and more.. coming up on this wednesday, january 6, 2016. 3 ((male voice: you're watching
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3 (bill)3 >> good morning and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm bill frankmore.(sam) >> and i'm samantha boatman. 3 (bill)>> if you ventured 3 out on the roads in the last several hours.. you know 3 just how foggy it was last night.(samantha)>> this is a picture sent in by new 4 facebook taylor" that shows
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3 (bill)>> we have team 3 coverage this morning... with alex cannito who is out on the roads.. to see what your morning commute will be like... but we begin with meteorologist tim studebaker who has the outlook for this wednesday... 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look outside... current conditions and skycam 3 (bill, samantha)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker.. cameras on the roadways this morning are showing fog...and it's cold enough that the fog is freezing to the roads. this...combined with recent snow and rain is leading to a tough commute this morning. here's a look at some of those cameras.a freezing fog advisory is in place through 9am with the current situation in place for the areas shaded in blue on your screen. relative humidity is high across the area...the closer these numbers are to 100%...the better the chance for freezing fog.right now...temperatures are below freezing across much of the area...leaving for a dangerous situation on the roadways in spots. take it easy on your morning commute or delay your commute if you can.on satellite and radar...we have the fog and icy roads now...with more moisture on the way ... arriving into california as we speak.your forecast for today...morning freezing fog with snow arriving once again in the sierra. a lower chance for spillover snow showers in western nevada today...but they remain possible.7 day
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3 (sam)let's take a look at the roadways this morning with trooper duncan dauber from the nevada highway patrol ...good morning trooper duncan ...
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3 (bill)>> freezing fog moved into the area quickly yesterday... causing hazardous driving conditions.the fog is lingering this morning... leaving roads dangerous for drivers.news 4's alex cannito is live with a look at what you need to know before 3 (alex - live) 3 roads are icyhard to seedrive
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3 (alex - live)reporting live, alex cannito. back to you. 3 (bill)3 >> we have just learned that three schools are on a 2- hour delay due to the fog... they are saint 3 albert's, little flower and lady of the snow catholic schools.. 3 (samantha)>> it was a long night for reno police... besides dealing with all the crashes... they are invesigating a reported stabbing at the "desert sunset motel" on east 4th street.. that happened around midnight... police say one victim was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries... we will keep you posted on any new developments. 3 (bill)>> also on the crime watch... two sun valley women are behind bars this morning... suspected of child sheriff's officials say 61
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41 year old "joleen dean" were arrested saturday after a welfare check on corina circle. deputies say they found hazardous living conditions for three children between 11 and 14 years old. the children are currently in the care of washoe county child protective services. animal control officers reportedly found dozens of animals on the property... ranging from dogs and cats, to birds and sugar gliders.. which are a kind of small possum.the animals are being cared for by regional animal services. 3 (samantha)>> in more local news... a controversial writing assignment at dayton high school is prompting an apology from school officials. before we show you an image used in the assignment, we have to warn you, it is jarring. this picture is actually a painting entitled; "a tale of two hoodies." the artist bills himself as one of the most controversial in the world. it definitely evoked strong emotion from parents who complained it is offensive, sends the wrong message and is inappropriate for high school students. lyon county school superintendent wayne workman says he learned about
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says it's a "personnel issue" so he really could not say a whole lot about the teacher or what happens next. workman quickly and promptly apologized to parents and students. 3 (( sot: the first thing we hope to say to the parents is we hope they will accept our sincerest apology for the offensive nature of the picture. the message in there in no way is consistent with our views in regards to law enforcement.)) 3 (samantha)>> workman describes this incident as an isolated case. he also says the district is now working to ensure something like this never happens again. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> after last weekend's accident at heavenly involving a chair lift that fell.. we look at some of the safety doesn't again. the story after the break...
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3 **stinger music**(sam)3 >>a problem with a ski lift is rare....but with this past weekend's incident at heavenly mountain resort.... it got people talking.(bill)>> news four's emily pacillo tells us about the safety regulations that are required each year for a ski lift to function properly.. it is this morning's "on your side" report. 3 ((as the snow continues to fall in the sierra .... skiing is becoming more and more of a regular activity for locals.
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event at heavenly mountain resort where one of their chairs on their lift fell down.... it now has people worried.madison perotti -- skiier"yeah i mean i usually get scared cause i'm not very good with heights but knowing that i could fall doesn't make me feel too secure."heavenly expressed its apology in a statement saying....quote.... "heavenly has suspended all operations for the north bowl chairlift. heavenly's lift maintenance team will complete a thorough investigation into the cause of the chair's fall." kodi brown -- snowboarder "cause if that could happen when someone's not even on it imagine when there's the weight of people on it so.."so what are the safety regulations when it comes to ski lift operations?officials at the california division of occupational safety and health... shared the facts: first off... all ski lifts are inspected twice a year.... second... it does not matter how old the lift is.... if it passes the safety checks... owners are not required to replace them.third... maufacturers do have required maintenance schedules... and the california labor code allows for an injunction through the court to stop operations if need be.if a
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permit, it is a misdemeanor. heavenly wants to be clear that the safety of its guests and staff is its highest priority.and according to the national ski area association... fatalities each year from ski lifts are rare . jerry holsclaw -- skiier"but i do bring the bar down now." madison"yeah i hold on whole time." )) 3 (samantha)>> that was emily pacillo reporting for us this morning... there is no height or weight limit in the california code for ski lifts... and heavenly mountain resort is declining to speak about the incident. but they said that they are working on the problem. 3 (bill and sam)>> we'll toss it 3 over to meteorologist tim studebaker. 3 for today...morning freezing fog followed by more sierra snow arriving later today with a lower spillover snow shower chance...but a few are still possible.right now in reno...foggy conditions with cold temperatures leading to ice on area roadways.right now...temperatures are below freezing across much of the area...leaving for a dangerous situation on the roadways in spots. take it easy on your morning commute or delay your commute if you can.on satellite and radar...we have the fog and icy roads now...with more moisture on the way ... arriving into california as we speak.your forecast for today...morning
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sierra. a lower chance for spillover snow showers in western nevada today...but they remain possible. things remain unsettled heading into tomorrow then snow showers will break apart heading into friday.a freezing fog advisory is in place through 9am with the current situation in place for the areas shaded in blue on your screen. also in purple...a winter weather advisory with a winter storm warning for today in pink.on the 7 day forecast...look for unsettled weather to continue with a couple more waves of moisture...mostly in the sierra...with a few spillover snow showers today in western nevada...after that...things are quieter but still
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3 swoosh sound3 3 (bill)>> the armed protest continues in oregon ... and the leader of the group is responding to allegations of hypocrisy... . the story after the break... 3 (samantha)>> plus.. president obama gets choked up.. when talking about the issue of gun control.. what he had to say about measures to end the violence. 3 (tim)>> and here's a look at your flight delays this morning.
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3 >> there's another vote happening today to repeal obamacare ... and this time it could land on the president's desk. (samantha)>> tracie potts is following developments on capitol hill, where the white house is gearing up for a fight on that... and president obama's new gun sale restrictions 3 new this am swoosh sound 3 (((sot: president barack obama/ no super :00-:06) "every time i think about those kids he it gets me mad" the nra is calling president obama's tearful speech restricting gun show sales an "emotional, condescending lecture." republicans aren't thrilled either:(sot: senator susan collins/ (r) maine :16-:27)"once again we've seen the president overstep his authority. and every time he has done this it has not ended well."there's only so much mr. obama can do. redefining which sellers must do background checks... doesn't change the law: (sot: professor david kopel/ univ. of denver's sturm college of law :35-:39) "there was no change at all in the law. the president simply
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since 1968."the white house is gearing up for a fight on that... and obamacare:(sot: josh earnest/ white house press secretary :45-:46) quick!"we're willing to call their bluff."tonight, the house votes again to dismantle the president's signature health care program. for the first time, it could also pass the senate.(sot: rep. rob woodall/ (r) georgia :54-1:01) "the shame in this institution is that it took 62 times for the will of the people to make its way to the president's desk!"president obama won't sign it. (sot: rep. jim mcgovern/ (d) massachusetts 1:03-1:05) quick!"this is not going anywhere."the bill would strip millions from planned parenthood: (sot: rep. alcee hastings/ (d) florida 1:08-1:16)"where exactly are the women in these areas supposed to go to get a pap smear or to get a mammogram?" president obama and congress at odds - with his budget request just weeks away. (--- reporter live tag ---)the white house says that request will include millions for mental health... including restricting gun sales to people who are mentally ill. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. )) 3 (bill>> the leader of the
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occupying a government building in oregon - is responding to allegations of hypocrisy. records show ammon bundy borrowed more than a half-million-dollars from a federal loan program in 20-10. money he used to fund his valet fleet services.he was asked how this fits in with his stance against the federal government. 3 (( i believe that there are roles in which the federal government has to pay, right? took that loan and that was an effort in assisting the people in using their rights.)) 3 (bill)>> bundy says he's not anti-government - and that he's only against what he calls "tyranny." right now.. nbc's joe fryer has a preview of what is coming up later on the today show. 3 ((joe fryeras the occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge enters its fifth day, the sheriff here is planning a community meeting for tonight to answer questions from concerned citizens. meanwhile, the armed antigovernment protesters who are here at the
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to leave anytime soon. we'll have the very latest for you coming up this morning on today. )) 3 (samantha)>> making legal news this morning... tonya couch.... the mother of the so- called "affluenza teen" ethan couch... appeared in a los angeles courtroom yesterday... following her deportation from mexico last week.during the hearing.... couch agreed to be sent from california to texas where she will face a felony charge of hindering apprehension. authorities believe that couch and her son ethan fled to mexico in november while prosecutors investigated whether the now 18-year-old couch had violated his probation for a drunk driving crash that killed four people.. 3 (bill)>> plus... enrique marquez .... a friend of san bernardino gunman "syed farook" ... is expected in court today.. for his arraignment.although officials say marquez did not take part in the december 2nd mass shooting... he has been accused of buying two of the assault weapons used in the attack.the charges against marquez include.... providing material support to terrorists... making false
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fraud, for allegedly entering into a sham marriage with a relative of syed farook. 3 (bill)>> if convicted on all charges.... marquez could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison. 3 (samantha)>> topping our international news this morning... north korea is putting the rest of the world on edge .... with word of a nuclear test that was strong enough to cause a seismic event.a televised north korean statement confirmed it was a hydrogen bomb test.the u-s geological survey measured the incident at a magnitude five- point-one. south korea's foreign ministry held an emergency meeting after reports of the seismic disturbance.three previous nuclear tests .. in 2006 .. 2009 and 2013 .. were conducted in the region. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> the fog and the ice are making for a rough morning commute..>> coming up.. we head out on the roads 3 3 3 "
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3 (alex)>> we'll take a look at road conditions coming up... 3 (bill)3 >> plus... a reno talk radio host is throwing his hat in the ring against republican congressman mark amodei. why the democrat says he's really a member of the "ticked off" party... 3 (samantha)>> and... what you should do if you get a phone call... asking you to donate to an organization that helps burn victims. these stories and more.. coming up on this wednesday, january 6, 2016. . 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (sam)>> good morning and thank your day. i'm samantha boatman.
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3 (bill)3 >> we have just learned that three schools are on a 2- hour delay due to the fog... they are saint albert's, little flower and our lady of the snows catholic schools.. 3 (bill)3 >> if you ventured out on the roads in the last several hours.. you know just how foggy it was last night. (samantha)>> and just how icy and dangerous the roads were... and still are... (bill) >> we have team coverage this morning... with alex cannito who is out on the roads.. to see what your morning commute will be like... but we begin with meteorologist tim studebaker who has the outlook for this wednesday...
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take a quick look outside... current conditions and skycam 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker...3 cameras on the roadways this morning are it's cold enough that the fog is roads. this...combined with recent snow and rain is leading to a tough commute this morning. here's a look at some of those cameras.a freezing fog advisory is in place through 9am with the current situation in place for the areas shaded in blue on your screen. relative humidity is high across the area...the closer these numbers are to 100%...the better the chance for freezing fog.right now...temperatures are below freezing across much of the area...leaving for a dangerous situation on the roadways in spots. take it easy on your morning commute or delay your commute if you can.on satellite and radar...we have the fog and icy roads now...with more moisture on the way ... arriving into california as we speak.your forecast for today...morning freezing fog with snow arriving once again in the sierra. a lower chance for spillover snow showers in western nevada today...but they remain possible.7 day
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3 (samantha)3 >> check out this video shot just about an hour ago... south of the spaghetti bowl .. near the glendale exit... nhp is working several crashes as cars tried to maneuver through the on and off ramps...... which are coated in ice this morning... 3 (bill) and 3 interstate 80 was shut down
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several crashed near the usa parkway exit... several of those were rollovers.... nhp has now reopened the highway but you should still use caution when driving in the area.. 3 (samantha)>> roadways are dangerous this morning... after freezing fog moved into the area quickly last nightly. news 4's alex cannito is live with a look at what you need to know before heading out the door. 3 (alex - live) 3 roads are icyhard to seedrive
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3 (alex - live)3 reporting live, alex cannito. back to you. 3 (bill)>> turning now to politics... a local talk radio host and former chairman of the washoe county democratic party has announced he's setting his sights on a congressional seat.
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announced his plans to challenge 2nd district republican mark amodei. evans is a former high-tech executive in silicon valley. that seat has never been held by a democrat. 3 ((you know i'm gonna run as a democrat in this election. but at the end of the day i consider myself a member of the "ticked off" party, it's a big group of people that's just plan sad. washington's so dysfunctional, i wanna go back and try to fix that.)) 3 (bill)>> evans says he knows his campaign will be an uphill battle but he wants to be a voice for nevada's working class families. 3 (samantha)>> and speaking of politics.. the nevada democratic party hopes to increase turnout and make the caucus process easier with a new online pre-registration tool. so this week.. the party is unveiling "caucus express". democrats who pre-register on the mobile site will get details about their caucus location and can opt for text-message caucus updates. the tool's aim is to teach voters how to participate in a caucus, which is often more time-consuming and unfamiliar than casting a ballot in a primary or general
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3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)3 >> what you should do if you receive a suspicious call about donating to charity.>> we have recommendations for you .. coming up in an "on your side" report. 3
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3 (samantha)3 >> >> now to an "on your side" report.. if you're getting phone calls, asking for a donation to help a firefighters burn fund, beware. the reno firefighters association says it may be a fake phone solicitation. the calls -coming from 775 area code numbers - started in december and continue to make its rounds. the caller claims to be with the "associated firefighters burn fund."the reno firefighters association says the caller is not linked with any fire agency in the state. the local association does not conduct any telephone solicitations. rather, it hosts public charity events. it also only supports vetted burn funds and foundations, such as the international association of fire fighters, and firefighters burn institute.the association recommends asking the caller two big questions. 3 (( several of our firefighters have been contacted by this organization and one of the things they ask is what is
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their solicitation to donation ration is, and several of them who ask that question have been hung up on after they ask that question. )) 3 (bill)>> if you feel that you have received a call that may be fraudulent....you are asked to call the secretary of state and local law enforcement. all companies soliciting donations in nevada are required to register with the nevada secretary of state office 3 (bill)>> a heads up for you .. if you use r-t-c to get around. the agency's "sierra spirit" route will now operate every 30 minutes. the sierra spirit is the circulator bus for the downtown reno area.this service features all-electric buses and operates every day including holidays from 7 in the morning to 7 at night. the regular fare for the bus is twenty five cents and 10 cents for seniors and youth. for more information on routes... you can visit the website on your screen. 3 swoosh sound
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too brave the 3 icy roads... and head over to california... that is where you can pick up your winning ticket for tonight's huge powerball jackpot.... how big it is.. and it could still be growing. 3 (bill)>> and if you have a facebook account, be sure to "like" krnv news 4!become a fan of our own facebook page and be a part of the discussion. 3 3 "
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3 (samantha)3 millions across the country are giving lady luck a chance. the powerball jackpot is now an estimated 450-million dollars for tonight's drawing. that would be the sixth-largest jackpot ever in north america. 3 (bill)>> we have just 3 learned that several schools are on a 2- hour delay due to the fog... they are saint
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our lady of the snows .. and the lion and lamb catholic school plus.. storey county schools are on a 1- hour delay.. 3 (bill and samantha)3 >> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker... 3 for today...morning freezing fog followed by more sierra snow arriving later today with a lower spillover snow shower chance...but a few are still possible.right now in reno...foggy conditions with cold temperatures leading to ice on area roadways.right now...temperatures are below freezing across much of the area...leaving for a dangerous situation on the roadways in spots. take it easy on your morning commute or delay your commute if you can.on satellite and radar...we have the fog and icy roads now...with more moisture on the way ... arriving into california as we speak.your forecast for today...morning freezing fog with snow arriving once again in the sierra. a lower chance for spillover snow showers in western nevada today...but they remain possible. things remain unsettled heading into tomorrow then snow showers will break apart heading into friday.a freezing fog advisory is in place through 9am with the current situation in place for the areas shaded in blue on your screen. also in purple...a winter weather advisory with a winter storm warning for today in pink.on the 7 day forecast...look for unsettled weather to continue with a couple more waves of
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snow showers today in western nevada...after that...things are quieter but still
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3 >> high school hoops are in full swing and before news 4 kicks off hometown hoops this friday... we'd thought we'd show some of tuesday night's action to hold you over... (take vo)start off at mcqueen where the ladie lancers hosted the manogue miners... and after three quick passes katie
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wheels down the lane for 2.. miners up 10...later the kick out to tawni henderson on the wing... she nails a tripple and manogues on roll up by 14 now...trying to mount a comeback mcqueen's izzy waren pulls up behind the arc to make it 51-35 manogue... but the miners were smooth all night turner drops in 2... she finished the night with a cool 22 points... the miners win 66-46 on the road.. (take vo) after the ladies it was the boys turn... again miners against the lancers...here the lancers' inside pass in the paint is picked off by manogue's mitch woods.. the bounce pass to brandon concepcion is good for the first bucket of the night... mcqueen pulls it together quickly.. here garrett gets 3 accepted into the trae club.. lancers go up 9-2...later.. who brought the bread and peanut butter because octavion corley brought the jam... this game would go into overtime with the lancers winning 72-69... (gianna)>> the nevada men's basketball team broke a two game losing streak on saturday with a victory over
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the road for a showdown with fresno state... for more on that news 4's alex margulies
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events center(take full screen)3 nevada already matching their win total from 3 last season with nine victories...they'll try to snap a three game losing streak to fresno state when they take on the bulldogs wednesday night...tip off at seven o'clock you can watch the game online at nevada wolf pack dot tv.. (gianna)>> hard to think about baseball season in the middle of winter... but the reno aces announced their coaching staff for 20-16... (take vo)and returning at the helm for his third season with the team is manager phil nevin...nevin drew interest for several manager openings in the big leagues but didn't land any of them...nevin led
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championship in 20-14... also back is hitting coach greg gross along with new pitching coach gil (her-red-dia) heredia...the aces open the 20-16 season at home on april seventh against el paso... ticket packages are on sale now at reno aces dot com... (gianna)>> on tuesday the reno bighorns held their winter basketball camp at the downtown events center(pause/ take nats)bighorns on three... one... two... three... bighorns!!!(take vo)over 80 local kids ages six to 17 took part in the camp that was led by several members of the bighorns team...the campers worked on their shooting.... passing... ball handling...
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players and 3 event organizers thought of the event... (take full screen) meanwhile 3 following monday night's win over rio grande valley... the bighorns now head to the bay area for the n-b-a d league showcase which will be held by the warriors in santa cruz... the 19-game showcase runs over five days and features every team in the league...attended by n-b-a gm's and player personnel it will give players a chance to show they derserve a shot at the next level.... all the games are available either on n-b-a t-v or youtube...bighorns return home january 13th... that's it for sports .. i'm gianna giorgi )
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>> washoe county schools still on break. they will still be home driving parents crazy for the past three weeks. those are your delays. if you have questions, call your schools. >> those roads can be deceiving out there.
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like, well, we don't have any snow on the ground. >> good morning to you. you can see on the live camera, a little bit of that fog off in the distance. it is a situation where fog settles in the valley so that particular skycam happens to be just above the valley floor and looking down, you can see the fog in the distance. we are dealing with an icy situation as a result. the fog is liquid droplets in the air. once it settles on and attaches to the ground and other surfaces, it freezing instantly. freezing fog advisory remains in place right up until 9:00 a.m. once we get the sun to rise -- once the sun does rise, we don't get it to rise, but once the sun rises woman see the chance for the freezing fog
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the roads will warm up and they will be wet rather than icy. before a little bit of drying. maybe some of that fog is starting to dissipate. if you are out and about across the area, you could run into some of that fog and some of that ice so please take it easy. 20s and 30s across the area. coldldnough to support the ice on the roads which is what we are seeing out there. zooming in on we were nevada in the sierra. it is below freezing for pretty much everyone. that is a dangerous situation. that and we have more moisture on the way. it is falling as rain over in the bay area. starting to make its way towards the central valley of california. that means we should start to see the flakes fly in the mountains. there have been several crashes throughout the night and into this morning. check out this video shot a couple of hours ago by a
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he shot this south of the spaghetti bowl near the glendale exit. nhp working several crashes as cars trying to maneuver through the on and off-ramps which were coated in ice this morning. just a mess out there for drivers both on surface streets and as you can see, on major interstates as well. >> thank you for going out there early this morning and taking some shots. interstate 80 was shut down for about an hour overnight due to parkway exit. several were relieveover crashes. nhp has reopened the highway but you should still use caution driving in any of our areas because of that freezing fog we've been talking about causing some hazardous driving conditions for sure. ling aring this morning leaving roads dangerous. also causing some problems at the airport. we have a report on what you need to know whether you are driving or flying. >> reporter: definitely cold
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good news t does look like the fog is clearing out a little bit. so far, we've only seen two cargo planes take off as the fog has started to go away over the past two and a half hours or so. we have not seen any airlines take off or come in so far this morning as flights are being delayed and canceled. we are over here outside of the b gates typically where the southwest planes take off. we are not even seeing any planes this morning. the biggest advice for anyone heading over to the airport, make sure to check to your airline. people are seeing delays not only as long as five hours but even seven hours long. so again, just make sure you check specifically with your airline. now, with did speak to some people and here is how they said they will be killing their time while they wait for flights. >> i've got a lot of e-mails. if my boss is listening to, i do want to say i'm going to be working hard at the restaurant and bar.
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>> a surprise to me. on the east coast, we see this all the time but reno, no, a little bit of an unusual situation. anyhow, i hope everybody has a good safe day. >> reporter: that's right. we do want everyone to stay safe, not only if you are heading over to the airport but on the roadways as well. it is deceiving out there. it doesn't look like there is ice but it is out there both on sidewalks and on the roadways. make sure you take it slow, take it easy and please be safe today. back to you. >> thank you. in about 20 minutes or so, we'll also be checking in with the trooper from nhp with a look at the morning commute and crashes. the 20-year-old woman who was the epicenter of an end of life court battle to stay alive on life support has been pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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woman passed away due to apparent respiratory failure. st.mary's has yet to comment on the death of the young woman. last week, her father lost a court case that would delay brain wave tests performed on his daughter possibly showing she was brain dead and wouldn't recover. a six-hour standoff way s.w.a.t. team some sparks yesterday ended peacefully when the suspect surrendered. police say daniel enrique surrendered yesterday afternoon. officers say they removed three other people from the home on o street about an hour earlier. they say the suspect made statements about shooting at police officers. police say he was armed with a handgun. he was also a suspect at a shooting that happened at the gold dust casino in december.
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behind bars suspected of child neglect appear animal cruelty. washoe county sheriff's officials say kathleen dean and jole nevment dean were arrested saturday after a welfare check. deputies say they found hazardous living conditions for three children between 11 and 14 years old. the children are currently in the care of washoe county child protective services. animal control officers also reportedly found dozens of animals on the property ranging from dogs and cats to birds and other animals. the animals are being cared for now by regional animal services. if you are getting phone calls asking for a donation to help a firefighter's burn fund, beware. the reno firefighters association say it may be a fake phone solicitation. they are not making it. the call is coming from 775 area code numbers started in september. they continue to make the rounds. they claim to be with the associated firefighters burn fund. the call are is not linked with any fire agency in the state.
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conduct any telephone solicitations. rather, it hosts public charity events. also, they only support vetted burn funds and foundations such as the international association of firefighters and firefighters burn institute. the association recommends asking the caller two big questions. >> several of our firefighters have been contacted by this organization and one of of the things they asked is what is their 501c3 number and what is the solicitation to donation ratio in as several who asked that question have been hung up on after they asked that question. >> if you feel you've received a call that is maybe fraudulent, you are asked to call the secretary of state and local law enforcement officers. all companies soliciting donations in nevada are required to register with the nevada secretary of state's office. he a controversial writing assignment at dayton high school is prompting an apology from school officials. now, before we show you an image used in the assignment, we have to warn you it is jarring.
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painting entitled a tale of two hoodies. the artist billed himself as one of the most controversial in the world and it evai sikahemaed strong emotion from parents who complained it is offensive, sends the wrong message and is inappropriate for high school students. lion county school superintendent wayne workman says he learned about this earlier yesterday. he says that it is a personnel issue so he really could not say a whole lot about the teacher or what happened next. he quickly and promptly apologized to both parents and students. >> the first thing that we would want to say to the parents is that we hope they would accept our sincerest apology for the offensive nature of the picture, the message reflected in there in no way is consistent with our views in regard to law enforcement. >> workman describes this incident as an isolated case. he also says the district is now working to ensure something like this never happens again.
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30 years may soon be coming to downtown reno. there was a letter of intent signed to lease the first floor of the former post office building to i national retail chain. part of the letter of intent includes aen in disclosure agreement which prevents him from confirming the name of of the chain. however, there are a few rumors swirling around that the major retailer is either a clothing company or a home furnishings companies. we are told the entire building is several thousand square feet and the lead designer of the post office says the major retail are is huge for this area and this part of town specifically. an official announcement is expected to be made soon on who the major retailer is and yesterday, a marketplace called the basement opened underneath the first floor of the former post office. it includes a variety of locally owned shops. many of us, new year's means it is time to work off the holiday weight. the gym can be the last place
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panera bread says its entire soup cat your guy is clean meaning it is free of artificial colors, preservatives and additives. they say they went through 06 revisions in preserving the soups. today's announcement is the latest step in their commitment to a clean food and a transparent menu.
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list of more than 150 artificial additives it has eliminated or plans to remove from its bake ray cafe food by the end of this year. wasn't there a rumor we were getting a panera? >> i don't know i a on a low carb diet. >> it can be difficult to pick between hitting the gym and relaxing. lucky for you, there is a workout that offers both. before a report. >> reporter: if your new year's resolution is to stay sphit and get in shape but you are not quite sure how you want to do that, you are in luck. a couple p days ago, we introduced you to what they are doing over at epic fitness. today, we'll help relax your body. >> people coming in thinking they are fit and buff. they can't even do downward dog. >> yoga is known to relax the melinda and body. tayse real workout.
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benefits, strengthening, flexibility, even cardio. >> reporter: while yoga helps you work up a sweat, it is also known to help heal injuries. >> with all my injuries because i race mountain bikes an i ride dirt bikes, so it helps dramatically. i've broken the clavicle in my neck and the list goes on but this really helps. >> angie has been a yoga instructor for nearly six years and says it is rewarding to see people like james benefit from something she is so passionate about. >> watching lives transform. that is my biggest reward. that is watching people transform, live a little more, stress a little less. >> if you still have doubts, yoga enthusiasts say give it a try, you won't be disappointed with the results. >> losing weight, anything you are looking to achieve physically, can you achieve through yoga.
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classes at the studio, they are located in midtown. to learn more about class scheduled an memberships, visit our web site, my news 4. com. >> i always wanted to try yoga. >> i did it a couple of times. i got a little bit of a bad back. it helps. >> there you go. >> good stuff. very relaxing, right? >> right. not relaxing though this morning, the commute. >> white knuckle stuff. we have the icy roads, freezing fog, canceled flights, delayed flights, delayed schools. not a pretty morning out there. >> it is a tough morning for sure as far as traveling is concerned. that is because not only did we have recent snow and rain yesterday that froze over during the overnight period but also we had fog develop during the overnight period especially right around the airport in reason owe, some other places in town as well. that is maybing for a very tough commute because it is adding to the ice situation on the roadways. it is liquid droplets in the
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it freezes as soon as it touches surfaces like the roadways. the snow arriving in the sierras in the next couple of hours. mostly up into the mountains. there could be some spill overbut not talking quite to the extent for most of us that we saw yesterday. yesterday was the biggest push out of all of the waves of moisture coming through. 26 in town. foggy conditions. three mile an hour winds and 92% humidity. the fog that is out there, although it is patchy, that means it is in some spots and not in others, it is patchy so we are going to be dealing with some ice on the roadways too as a result of that fog in spots. so just take it easy as you are driving in and out of the banks of fog today. even if you don't see fog, there may have been some earlier in the spot you happen to be in so that could still mean there is ice on the roads even if the fog has dissipated. we have clouds filling in now with an approaching storm system. that storm system will once again bring moisture to the area. it is falling in the form of rain across the bay area into the central valley of california and it will arrive
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couple of hours here in the form of snow. by later on this morning, this is at 7:00 a.m., only about 40 minutes from frow, we'll see some of the first flakes starting to fall. -- about 40 minutes from now. it is almost like the snow hits the border of california and nevada and dries occupy. almost like that but there my be a couple of spillover showers from time to time. all of this will start to fall apart through thursday although the better chance for a dry day comes around on friday. we have that freezing fog advisory here in blue and green on your screen that. goes until 9:00 a.m. we have winter weather advisories for tahoe area and most areas in the tahoe area west and above, if you go
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winter storm warning in place. seven-day forecast, there is the storm system that is coming through for today. we already have the freezing fog out there this morning. with add snow minister mountains. maybe less snow this time around. mountains. a bit of a break on friday. >> scary. i know this was at 4:00 this morning but drive ago long 395, i-580 and seeing all the police cars and ambulance and rollover accidents, it was a scary sight. >> i take side streets to get here. those are tough as well. >> for sure. let's switch tabers and -- gears and give some stuff away. >> fog call we are the right answer to our trivia question will win the prize on. today's date back in 1947, which commercial airline became the first to offer a round the world ticket.
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two of those no even in business but this was 1947. >> thank you. could twit are be getting
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we'll be talking about that tim is back to see who our oner is. >> it is linda from cold springsment great job knowing the answer to our trivia question. which cher shall airline became the first to offer a round the world ticket. was it delta, pan american or eastern. >> i'm going to say pan american. >> you guys are good this week. >> yes. >> good job. >> i didn't even get a text this morning. i'll be honest. >> taking a look at what is
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could be getting rid of the 140 character limit. speculation by way of tweets was rampant. >> but they had to keep it short. >> all that speculation. technology news service reports the social media giant is working on a product that would allow use ares to share longer content. twitter founder and ceo jack dorsey took to twitter tuesday afternoon to address the report but neither confirmed or denied it. we know what that means. >> he tweeted a photo of a statement that read in part the 140 character limit has become a beautiful constraint p. we will never lose that feeling but dorsey says user behavior is taking a screen shot of texts. me personally, i like the limit. i don't like to read people's ramblings. >> i was going to say yeah. that is what facebook is for. for me, sharing weather information, sometimes it is a complex situation.
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>> wea is freezing fog still impacting roadways and kbdz over at the airport in we'll have the answer in just a couple of minutes. >> thank you so much. after a ski lift chair falls from its cable this past weekend at heavenly, we'll take a look at safety regulations for ski lifts at your local mountains. good wednesday morning, everyone. if you are just joining us, a nasty one out there. icy roads, frozen -- freezing fog out there.
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numerous accidents from basically overnight. last night, interstate 80 had to be closed in both directions for about an hour too. >> we got an. mail from sparks police this morning saying they are working several crashes around that area as well. we have seen crashes on i-580, i-80, 39 # and school delays as a result. >> these are the ones we're looking at right now. washoe county schools, you are on winter break. these schools, private schools on a two-hour delay. st.albert's, little now are, our lady of the snows, lion and the lamb. story county schools, are on a one hour delay. sage ridge school, that was one were the two-hour delay schools and summer ridge as well. >> the roadways dangerous out there this morning after that freezing fog moved into the area quickly last night. we have a look at what you need to know before heading out the door this morning. >> reporter: so far this morning, we have after had some bad news regarding the weather but i want to tell you about some good news this morning.
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moving out of the area a little bit. we are able to see the sky, able to see some lights, see the gates over here at the airport a little more clearly than we were even half an hour ago. that is some good news. we have aseen two cargo planes come in. bad news, we haven't seen any airlines taking off yet this morning. in fact, quite a few flights are not only delayed but being canceled because of the freezing fog that moved into the area starting yesterday. so just want to remind people if you are going to be flying today, make sure you check with your airlines, not necessarily with the web site over here at reno tahoe international as it may not be up to date. plug in your flight number and your airline should be able to tell you the update on your flight. we did speak with people over here at the airport earlier this morning and here is how they say they will be spbding their time while they wait for their flight. -- spending their time. >> i've got a lot of e-mails.
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i'll be working very hard at the restaurant and bar. >> -- listening to this, i'll be working very hard at the restaurant and bar. >> a surprise for me. i live on the east coast. we see this all the time. but reno, a little bit of an unusual situation. i hope everybody has a good safe day. >> reporter: that is the most important thing we want people to know today. please be safe. the roadways can be deceiving today. there is ice. it doesn't look like there is ice on them but there is ice even on the sidewalks. very slippery out there. make sure you are taking it slow, taking it easy and please be safe whether you are flying or driving at any time today. this morning, we are taking a look at chairlift safety after a ski lift chair fell from its cable this past weekend at heavenly mountain resort. it happened sunday morning on the downtill path of the north bold chairlift. thankfully, no one was hurt. but all 65 guests were evacuated from the lift. before lifts are used, they
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to see if they meet safety requirements it does not matter how old a lift is as long as it passes the inspections. owners do not have to replace them. but locals are still expressing safety. >> i usually get scared because i'm not really good with heights but knowing that i could fall doesn't make me feel too secure. >> imagine when there is a weight of people on it. >> i do bring the bar down now. >> reporter: heavenly fills did not want to speak to us about the patter but officials did apologize and say they are working on the problem. >> fortunately, no one was injured in that. it can be very scary. scary enough when you are up on some of those. >> especially when it is a little windy. downtown reap owe about is to get the first major retailer in about 30 years. we'll have details on the latest deals straight ahead.
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studebaker. holy moley, what a start to the year weatherwise. we've got strong snowstorms yesterday through outthe area about the noon hourment than we get this freezing fog, shuts down interstate 08 yesterday. now, this more than, it is an ice rink on many area roads. let's toss it out to
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are to see what we have in store for the rest of the day. >> good morning to you. we do have the rice -- the ice on the roadways not only from the snow as you mentioned but we've had fog develop overnight. as you are out and about, you may run into some of that fog and that is liquid in the air but it is solid ice on the ground. once it touches the ground, it attaches to the ground and it feess. that is what is causing kind after dangerous situation out there for driving. please take it easy. freezing fog advisory remains in place for the areas shaded in this blue-green color through about the 9:00 a.m. hour. once the sun comes up, it will start to warm up a little bit out there and we'll start to see an improvement as far as the fog is concerned. even if the fog dissipates, it still is leaving behind some ice on the roads from where it was in place so do take it easy on the roads this morning or delay your commute if you can. high relative humidity means a good chance for fog so the closer you are to 100% humidity, which some of us are in the 90s right now, that means we are looking at that
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that around the airport in reno. 26 in town, cold enough for ice on the ground here and cold enough for almost everyone across it is area to be seeing ice on the ground as a result of either yesterday's rain and snow or this morning's fog. so if you look at satellite and radar, move moisture is on the way. we are dealing with the fog situation now and the freezing fog that is out there. increasing cloud cover with this approaching system. this is the third of four in a row. this one is not quite as strong as yesterday's especially for the valleys of western nevada. i think it looks like a bigger shadowing event which means drier conditions but we'll keep an eye on t snow arriving in the sierra in the next couple of hours. more continuing up in full weather. back to you. >> thank you. it has been a mess on area roadways. we'll check in with trooper duncan dauber from nhp. how are we looking?
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we have an injury accident on 580 southbound at the bowl. we had 80 east of sparks closed down in both directs for over an hour just after 2:00 a.m. this morning due to dangerously slick roads and accidents out in the area. chain are required on all mountain passes up towards the lake panned 341 towards virginia city. if you have to go to road, leave very westerly. the roads are very click. seat belts on. cell phones off. be safe and take care. >> all right. thank you. the first major retailer in three take adds may soon be coming to downtown reno. a developer tells news 4 that he signed a letter of intent to lease the first floor of the former post office building to a national retail chain. part of the letter of intent includes a nondisclosure agreement which prevents him from confirming the name of the
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however, there are a few room ours character lating around that the a clothing company or home furnishings company. the lead designer as the major retail are is huge for the area. >> we've tried to slowly release information and keep that secret, almost like a speak did his easy is the vibe. there is one door to get into the entire place right now. we want to spoon feed the excitement because it will be a game change for reno. >> an official announcement is expected to be made soon on who the major retailer is. yesterday, a marketplace called the basement opened underneath the first floor of the former post office. it includes a variety of locally owned shops. still to come, a look at your financial news and why one california company is being fined $2 million for claim it made in its latest app.
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here on news 4 at 6:00. welcome back, everybody. this will bring back in bad memories from monday on wall street. take a turn for the worse back below 17,000 on the dowment stocks down 222 points right now. nasdaq down as well. here are some of the stories making financial headlines on your wednesday morning. the commerce department releases international trade data and factory orders for november today. and the institute for supply management releases its service sector index for december. also the fed releases minutes from their december 1st interest rate meeting. several u.s. airlines are raising base round trip fares on democrat tick flights by $6. the first large scale increase since june and analysts for jp
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airlines began boosting prices on monday and was quickly matched by southwest, american, united, jetblue and virgin american all the matched the increase yesterday. the hike covers corporate, fares. the dow jones down 214 points right now at 16,944. acalifornia company will have to pay $2 million for claiming it could improve your brain function. the luminosity wap was billed as a tool to fire up academe inperformance and fight diseases like dementia. but the ftc says the claims mislead consumes are because there is no science to back opportunity. they say the lumos labs company has agreed to a settlement. he will have to give customers an easy way to scrap their subscriptions but it won't have to admit any wrongdoing. we have a nasty commute to get you going on this wednesday morning. let's toss it over to tim.
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>> good morning to you. a tough commute. if you can delay your commute, i would suggest trying that. it is definitely tough on the roads inform you have to leave now, take it slow, take it easy. be very careful. while we had rain and snow yesterday across parts of the area and also fog developed overnight for some of us, and that is leading to ice on many area rod ways. we had freezing fog out there this were nothing t look like the fog is trying to dissipate for some areas and that is a good sign but keep in mind the fog already put ice on the roads so there is definitely a tough go out there this morning. see air snow arriving for the day today too. it is starting to make its arrival over the next hour or two up into the high are elevations coming in from the west. it looks drier as far as western nevada is concerned this. particular wave of moisture looks like it will shadow out quite a bit for western nevada. so i think less of a chance for accumulating snow but there could be a few snow showers that make it over the mountains. 26 in town right now.
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fog still reported from the airport and 92% humidity, another indication of fog possible out there. 26 in reap owe. 32 in eureka. -- 26 in reno. the fog itself is liquid droplets in the air. once it settles on the ground or any other surfaces and the ground is below freezing, it freezes to the roadway. that is exactly why we end up getting ice on the roads. that is the situation this morning. now, snow is starting to arrive already into the western half of the sierra. we'll continue to see that snow miling up begin in the mountains through the day today. but less of a spill overpotential. it is not zero. we'll have some spillover once in a while but probably less so than yesterday. not as much of a steady snow situation down on the valley floor but there could be a few snow showers making for additional slick conditions out there. become more showery for your thursday but still on the
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head in through your thursday. things look drier by friday. we have that freezing fog advisory for western nevada as well as northeastern california this morning. we also have a winter weather advisory through 1:00 a.m. tonight into tomorrow morning for the tahoe area and then a winter storm warning is in place on the western side of the sierra plus we have that winter weather advisory down for additional moderate accumulations of snow. unsettled on the seven-day forecast. we mostly get a break on your friday. then another round possible on saturday as well. but still pretty unsettled over the entire seven-day. in international news this more than, the u.s. security council meets today to address north korea's claim that has tested a hydrogen bomb. it is the latest step in the pursuit of a viable nuclear arsenal this.
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and troubling milestone in the nation's military ambitions. we have a report. >> reporter: with each nuclear test, the north's ability to develop a really effective weapon, warhead, increases. >> reporter: the u.s.-china institute laying bare the seriousness of what north korea says was a successful hydrogen bomb test. the regime release a statement defending the test reading this way. a televised announcement of the test was follow bid images of the north korean leader signing the order for t the test could take days to confirm but u.s. officials say they are aware of seismic activity in the vicinity of a known nuclear test site. the u.s. geological survey says the event measured 5.1 in magnitude t triggered a series of condemnations from regional
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if confirmed, test would be a big step forward for north korea's political ambitions. the asia pacific research group says the real goal is more attention from the west. >> what north korea really wants is a conversation, recognition and respect from south korea but even more from south korea, from the united states. >> a visibly moved president obama announced actions to increase gun controls. obama said his actions will not take away everyone's guns or diminish the second amendment. president outlined his actions which include comprehensive background checks, regulating those who sell guns, hiring more people to process
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more efficient as well as developing new technologies to make guns safer. tonya couch, the mother of ethan couch, appeared in a los angeles courtroom yesterday following her deportation from mexico last week. during the hearing, couch agreed to be sent from california to texas where she will face a felony charge of hindering apprehension. authorities believe that couch and her son, ethan, need to mexico in november while prosecutors investigated whether the now 18-year-old had violated his probation for a four people. couch's bail has been set at $1 mill. we have our storm system
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looks like hoare a preview of what is coming up on mornings on fox 11. we have more highlights from past seasons of american idol. as the final season premiers, wrapping up this year and the jungle team is headed our way from reno wine provisions for a tasting night of the week. and we'll continue to keep you updated on live coverage on the road conditions. it is slippery out there this morning. ryan kern has you covered.
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in less than five minutes. >> thank you for that. giant food taboo news, airport looks like things are starting to get back to normal. only one cancellation as far as arrivals and another delay in san francisco. >> san francisco is an issue. i think they said that flights to san francisco were averaging something like three and a half hour delays. it is raining heavily in the bay area now. that will translate into snow for the sierra as we head into the afternoon hours today. looking at that snow to make its arrival over the next couple of hours here in the sierra. less spillover today as compared to yesterday for the western nevada valleys. not to say zero but less than yesterday. could see some snow showers still in reno-sparks.
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