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3 (samantha)>> 3 plus... with all the rough weather we have been having this week.. .n-dot has been working to keep our roads clear. we look at the latest in snow plow technology.... 3 (bill)>> and... law enforcement here in northern nevada.. has a new high- tech tool to help them handle crash investigations. these stories and more.. coming up on this friday, january 8, 2016. 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (bill)>> good morning 3 and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm bill frankmore.(sam)>> and i'm samantha boatman. 3 (bill)3 >> we begin this morning... with breaking news.. where police are on the scene of a water rescue... >> the water rescue took place a short time
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el rancho .. near oddie... (samantha)>> a man has been taken to the hospital after falling through the ice.. news 4's ben deach is live at paradise park with the latest. good morning ben. 3 (ben)>> good morning, that's right fire crews tell us that a man fell through the ice here early this morning. 3 (ben)he was in the ice for what crews say to be about 30 minutes. witnesses saw him fall in and were quickly able to call authorities. he was removed from the ice right around 4 am, and crews cleared out afterwards this case serves as a reminder to stay off the ice, and if you see someone who falls in please do not try and save them. call immediately.
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3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a 3 quick look outside...current
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3 (bill, samantha)3 >> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker.. for today...areas of patchy fog possible this morning...otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies and mostly dry across the area with chilly temperatures and generally light winds.humidity is high in spots which could mean areas of patchy fog...again that could mean ice on some roadways...otherw iseemostly dry today.on satellite and radar...partly to mostly cloudy skies but mainly dry.it's a cold start for many parts of the area...with a chilly afternoon ahead of us. here's a look at
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3 (bill)>> this has been a busy week for n- dot. it has
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roads clear as we've been hit with one storm after another, n-dot watches weather conditions very closely and they have different procedures for wet and warm winter storms that produce rain and snow versus cold only snow events. they use sensors on the roads that give them real time weather data as well as temperature sensors on the snow plows themselves. the plows track road temperatures as well as air temperatures. 3 ((spraying anti-icing liquids, it does, it's like a bond breaker. you put it there prior to the snow pack developing and what ends up happening is the end of the storm, ndot can drop the plows and peel off the snowpack much quicker, getting a safer condition to the public. )) 3 (bill)>> even though we are currently getting a little break from all the storms... as tim said... be ready for another system to move in this weekend. 3 (samantha)>> and speaking of the roads.. the reno police traffic division is the first in the state to use new technology that will
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on major traffic accidents.it will 'll also improve how it gathers evidence during those crashes.news 4's van tieu has the story. 3 ((van>> during major accidents, detectives go out to the scene and must recreate a picture of what happened. here's an example of what it typically looks like, you see a car here, a bicycle--- it could take hours to scale these measurements. but with the division's newest technology--- it'll take about 30 minutes to create an interactive, 3d model like this... you can see the difference is beyond comparison. nat- beep beep beep this is the faro system. an odd contraption of spinning mirrors, rotating on a tripod. nat"there's two set of mirrors in there- it's shooting one laser a time, and as that thing rotates around, it actually only turns 180 degress. because it's shooting that laser in both directons. " the lasers pick up colors and data points of its surroundings. when done manually, it could take a few
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major accident to collect about 200 data points to create a map like this one, but- "with this system, uh, within 40 minutes, we can have over 2 million points."and the image it creates-- is much more immersive. it's also interactive. so a detective could, essentially go back to the scene of the accident. "when you build this model, you can go back, and sitting at your desk, you can look at the vantage point of what that person claimed to see."thanks to a 65 thousand dollar grant from the nevada department of public safety, rpd uses the faro system to clear accidents sooner.with this system, we have one or 2 officers running the faro, and essentially have traffic control and be in and out of there in an hour.that's a big improvement. some investigations could close roads between 4 and ten hours. (van)>> right now, the faro system is used exclusively within the traffic division, but it has potential to be used for crime scenes and tactical training in the
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3 (samantha)>> that was van tieu reporting for us this morning..... 3 (samantha)>> this month... the carson city sheriff's office along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.... will be participating in a joining forces campaign. the focus for january will be speeding drivers. law enforcement wants to remind drivers that speed continues to be a major factor in crashes that result in serious injuries or fatalities. funding for this "joining forces" event.... is provided by the "nevada department of public safety -office of traffic safety". 3 (bill)>> ski resorts in the sierra have set out to break a new world record. the challenge?teach the largest multi-venue ski and snowboard lesson.news 4's alex cannito is live from squaw valley with a look at how you can join in on the fun. 3 (alex - live) 3 learn to ski and snowboard month17 area ski resortsmore than 130 across the usattempt to set first guinness world record for largest muliti- venue ski and snowboard lesson ever taughtlessons for ski and snowboard taught different
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discountssquaw, northstar, alpine meadows, heavenly,
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3 (alex - live)reporting live, alex cannito. back 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> if you are planning a visit to yosemite national park anytime soon.... >> you might want to find an alternate route. we'll tell you why.. and which entrance is now closed to the popular park. 3 (sam)>> plus.. it is a name that has been missing from headlines about terrorism.. why government officials are worried.. that "al qaeda" could be re- emerging. the story .... after the break.
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3 **stinger music**(sam)3 >> it comes as no surprise isis has been dominating headlines given their past atrocities. but military leaders say a familiar enemy is making a comeback... and that is al qaedaa& the terrorist group behind 9/11. (samantha)>> > national correspondent jeff barnd talks extremists could *once* again plot attacks against the west. 3 ((al qaeda is nearly 30 years soviet incursion in afghanistan in the late 70's and 80'sa& and so far.. despite constant american strikes and killing osama bin laden, the group behind the *worst* attack on u-s- soila& survives./sot/1-5 braniff start- :57 al qaeda's resurgence or continued existance should certainly be a concern for the u.s. and other western governments" 1:05
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al-qaeda camp last fall in afghanistan killed more than 200 al qaeda membersa& and revealed a previousily unknown sophistacated network of fortresses. military officials say there are *other* such compounds.. but just *how* many is unknowna& this as, a *new* generation of al qaeda jidhadists is growing./sot/ 1:47 shaffer jb's hd "now what we see is an al qaeda that is going through a "madonna like renewal of identity". and i think they're very quietly trying to pick up on what is working with isis and then integrating that into their philosophy as they go forward" 2:01/bridge/ retired colonel tony shaffer says in the last 15 years, the total u.s. military cost against terrorism in africa and the near east has been roughly 2-trillion dollarsa& and al qaeda's goal is to win the battle against the westa& through attrition.. . /sot/ shaffer 3:43 "the idea of trying to bleed us with 1000 cuts was effective at least initially. they were able to
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and iraq" 3:53/kosta map/ now, experts say *other* terror groups have drawn the u.s into several hotspotsa& nigeria, egypt, syria, jordan, djibouti, iraq and afghanistan. /vo/ with isis continuing *it's* bloody campaigns and boko haram, who recently killed at least 50- people in nigeriaa& military experts say it's ill-timed that an old adversary *al qaeda* is re-emerginga& i'm jeff barnd reporting.)) 3 (sam)>> other similar terror groups .. such as "al shabaab" ... attacked a bus in kenya last montha& killing two peoplea& 3 (bill and sam)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker. 3 for today look for patchy morning fog...a break today...and tonight snow arrives into the sierra again with spillover snow showers in western nevada during the overnight into tomorrow morning.right now in reno...chilly temperatures...partly cloudy
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winds.it's a cold start for many parts of the area...with a chilly afternoon ahead of us. here's a look at the current temperatures.on satellite and radar...partly to mostly cloudy skies but mainly dry.on futurecast...mainly a dry day today with a break in the action...then overnight tonight, snow moves back into the sierra with occasional spillover snow showers in western nevada. light accumulations in the valleys and foothills with moderate accumulations in the sierra and around tahoe. then quieter again as we head into sunday.for today...areas of patchy fog possible this morning...otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies and mostly dry across the area with chilly temperatures and generally light winds.on the 7 day forecast...a moderate system brings snow overnight tonight into tomorrow morning for the sierra with snow showers for the rest of us...then another break on sunday...then unsettled as we head into next week with occasional pushes of moisture
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3 (tim)3 >> a rockslide in yosemite national park has closed one of the main roads into the yosemite valley.huge boulders are now blocking a part of highway 140.officials don't know how long it will take to get the roadway clear.no injuries were reported. two other roadways are open to allow visitors into the valley. park visitors are encouraged to access the park's website to get alternate directions. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> the tension between north and south korea.. just got a little more heated...>> what the south is doing that it sure to rattle some nerves in the north. 3 (samantha)>> plus.. it is friday.. and that means we have a full weekend ahead on the campaign trail.. we have a preview of some of the events going on .. as the iowa caucus gets nearer.
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your flight delays this morning.
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3 **stinger music**(sam)3 (samantha)>> in politics and decision 20-16.... donald trump gave out 20- thousand tickets to a venue in vermont that only held 14- hundred people. (bill)>> we are less than a month from the first caucus.. and all the candidates want to make a last minute splash.(samantha)>> nbc news correspondent edward lawrence has the latest this morning.. from washington. 3 decision 2016 swoosh sound 3 (((burlington, vermont :00-:18)after going on offense against his republican and democratic rivals, donald trump went on defense against some protesters at a vermont rally (nats of protesters/trump rally, "get em out of here, get em out,
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playing to the crowd just steps away from senator bernie sanders campaign headquarters the republican frontrunner says he would love to run against sanders who trails hillary clinton on the democratic side.(sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate :31-:38)"that would be a dream come true. but i have my mind set on hillary." former president bill clinton, on the campaign trail for his wife, refused to engage trump making an issue of his past transgressions.(sot: fmr. president bill clinton/ no super :47-:49) "i have no interest in getting involved in their politics..." (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate :50-1:02)"i disagree with the republican front-runner mr. trump. you see, i think america is great."trump and senator john mccain questioned the eligibility of his closest competitor for president. (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate 1:08-1:14)"it's no surprise. everybody knows that john mccain is going to endorse marco rubio."the first test for who survives the attacks,
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be february 1st.(--- reporter live tag ---)the iowa caucus will be first, then the new hampshire primary eight days later. if other republican candidates drop out, their supporters will be highly sought afteredward lawrence nbc news, washington)) 3 (samantha)>> making international headlines... south korea's parliament passed a resolution today... denouncing north korea's fourth nuclear test ..., the move comes two days after the north said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.korean news agencies say the resolution would help south korea defend itself against north korea's nuclear capabilities. 3 (( nats of music))(samantha)>> and today... south korea resumed high -decibel propaganda blasts across its border with north korea.the broadcasts also feature pop music... blared from walls of loudspeakers at 11 locations along the border.the broadcasts were expected to draw a furious response from north korea, which considers
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3 (bill)>> the powerball jackpot prize has now hit the 700- million dollar mark... making it the biggest jackpot in u-s history.it has been growing since november seventh.there have now been 18 drawings without a winner.the next drawing is set for this saturday at eleven p-m eastern time. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> as they say ...it takes "two to tango"...>> but it takes the "biggest little city" to host the latin dance fest..... that story coming up in the next half hour of news 4 today... 3 3
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trailing music 3 (alex)>> you have the chance to help ski resorts break a world record... we'll tell you how coming up...
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reports are showing how nevada's higher education system ranks in comparision with other states.. .. find out what grade the silver state received overall, 3 (samantha)>> and... a progress report on the status of a lawsuit involving the attorney general and nevada's education savings account program. these stories and more.. coming up on this friday, january 8, 2016. . 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (sam)3 >> good morning and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm samantha boatman. (bill)>> and i'm bill frankmore.. 3 (samantha)>> we begin this
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place overnight in reno... (samantha)>> it happened a short time ago.. in paradise park.. off el rancho drive .. near oddie boulevard ... news 4's ben deach is on scene right now... with the latest developements. 3 3 (ben)he was in the ice for what crews say to be about 30 minutes. witnesses saw him fall in and were quickly able to call authorities. he was removed from the ice right around 4 am, and crews cleared out afterwards this case serves as a reminder to stay off the ice, and if you see someone who falls in please do not try and save them. call
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3 (ben)>> 3 3 (samantha)>> we begin this half hour.. with news making headlines around the state... .. two reports released in the past week... show what many people already suspected .... that nevada has a lot of work to do when it comes to education.the magazine- 'education week' released a report at the end of 2015... ranking nevada as the worst state for k -through- 12 education.and the organization 'young invincibles' released a report card this week... "f" for its financial support of higher education.but several education officials who spoke with news four .... say they expect nevada's scores to increase in the coming years. 3 ((if you take a look at what
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in the 2015 session-- he not only increased taxes in nevada to pay for education, but he made an investment in k-12 of approximately 800 million dollars.)) 3 (samantha)>> the board of regents chairman also said the governor alotted about 135- million dollars for higher education.to see both of those reports... and learn more about why nevada received such poor scores... head to our website... my news four dot com. 3 (bill)>> now to an update... on the controversy surrounding the state's education savings account. nevada attorney general adam laxalt has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the program... that lawsuit was filed last month by lieutenant governor mark hutchison. the lawsuit filed in clark county asks the court to expedite a ruling on whether the program authorized by the legislature this spring is constitutional . the e-s- a program allows parents to claim a majority of their child's per-pupil state school funds and apply them toward tuition or other education
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3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a 3 quick look outside...current conditions and skycam 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it 3 over to meteorologist tim studebaker...for today...areas of patchy fog possible this morning...otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies and mostly dry across the area with chilly temperatures and generally light winds.humidity is high in spots which could mean areas of patchy fog...again that could mean ice on some roadways...otherw iseemostly dry today.on satellite and radar...partly to mostly cloudy skies but mainly dry.it's a cold start for many parts of the area...with a chilly afternoon ahead of us. here's a look at
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3 (samantha)3 >> skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes taking full advantage of this week's fresh snowfall.and area ski resorts are getting in on the action. news 4's alex cannito is live from squaw valley with a look at how you can help them attempt to set a world record. 3 (alex - live) 3 learn to ski and snowboard month17 area ski resortsmore than 130 across the usattempt to set first guinness world record for largest muliti- venue ski and snowboard lesson ever taughtlessons for ski and snowboard taught different times10am lessons begin discountssquaw, northstar, alpine meadows, heavenly,
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3 (bill)>> happening today ... the atlantis casino resort will host the 30-th annual all reno radio blood drive,the drive will be held from 10 this morning .. until 7 tonight.it will be on the second floor of the paradise terrace at the atlantis.blood donors have the chance to meet their favorite radio station personalities...and will be entered a drawing to win prizes...those include carrie underwood tickets, reno tahoe comedy tickets, mt. rose lift tickets and much more.. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> news 4 is teaming up with the nevada museum of art......>> to bring an exciting program to reno... how you can take advantage of their "first thursday" events... the story .. when we return. 3
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3 (samantha)3 >> the x-radio station and we here at news 4 are partnering up to sponsor a series called "the 1-st thursday at the nevada museum of art". it kicked off last night.. and patrons were able to enjoy all of the art galleries along with live music and adult beverages.the event is held every thursday night from 5 to 7. 3 (( typically on wednesdays and thursdays we have a nice gentle flow. that has not been the case this week. the galleries have been packed with people everyday. you haven't been able to get a seat at the restaurant and we know this weekend is going to be a blockbuster weekend. )) 3 (samantha)>> the cost is 10 dollars for non-members and admission is free to those who
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museum. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> if you are into latin dancing.. you will want to stick around... and even you aren't... you won't want to miss all the fancy moves of the latin dance fest... when we come back! 3 (sam)>> 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
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3 (samantha)>> this weekend 3 the reno latin dance fest will be in town... and it got off to a rousing start las night... performing in the biggest little city... and they will be dancing at eighty dance companies from around the u- s... as well as canada and mexico... will perform during this four day festival.there are dance workshops for guests during the day... then there will be dance showcases in the early evening... and the night will end with dance parties. 3 (( "if you're new to latin dancing this is a great way to kind of test the waters you
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enjoy the night." )) 3 (samantha)>> the festival runs through sunday.for more information on how to get tickets... head to my news four dot com. 3 (bill)>> happening today... the marigold movement center is hosting "odissi" .. one of the oldest surviving dance forms.tickets are 20-dollars for adults .. 10 dollars for children .. and free for children under five years. people wishing to see the ancient dance ....rhythm should head over to the marigold movement center on dickerson road... off west 4th street.. at 7 tonight. 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it 3 over to meteorologist tim studebaker... 3 for today look for patchy morning fog...a break today...and tonight snow arrives into the sierra again with spillover snow showers in western nevada during the overnight into tomorrow morning.right now in reno...chilly temperatures...partly cloudy
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winds.it's a cold start for many parts of the area...with a chilly afternoon ahead of us. here's a look at the current temperatures.on satellite and radar...partly to mostly cloudy skies but mainly dry.on futurecast...mainly a dry day today with a break in the action...then overnight tonight, snow moves back into the sierra with occasional spillover snow showers in western nevada. light accumulations in the valleys and foothills with moderate accumulations in the sierra and around tahoe. then quieter again as we head into sunday.for today...areas of patchy fog possible this morning...otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies and mostly dry across the area with chilly temperatures and generally light winds.on the 7 day forecast...a moderate system brings snow overnight tonight into tomorrow morning for the sierra with snow showers for the rest of us...then another break on sunday...then unsettled as we head into next week with occasional pushes of moisture
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3 (sports anchor)>> (( when news 4 continues, the san francisco giants have bolstered their outfield. i'll introduce you to the newest member of the orange and black... plus news on the 49ers' coaching front... that and more when we
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3 >> the latest stop on kobe bryant's farewell tour took him to the river city... (take vo)kings and the lakers... and sacramento was rolling early...bucket by chris webber makes it 23 o 4 midway through the first quarter...lakers would pick it up... some vintage black mamba... oh that's nice...that bucket put kobe over 33 thousand points for his career...lakers would rally to eventually take the lead... final 30 seconds... kings need a bucket... rajon rondo delivers...last chance for l-a on the other side... kobe isnt even on the floor...what a shame... kings survive 118 to 115...(alex)>> the san francisco 49ers are in full swing for the interview process to find out who will be the next head coach of the team...(take vo)and according
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interviewed recently fired eagles head coach chip kelly thursday afternoon... kelly is certainly an attractive candidate because of his innovative offensive approach to the game... but he was fired in philly largely due to clashes with management... something the 49ers are certainly aware of themselves with their recent dispute with jim harbaugh... well keep an eye on this one... (alex)>> on the local high school circuit... she's been one of the go to scorers on the bishop manogue basketball team all season.... and earlier this week dropped 22 points in a win over mcqueen... miners guard katie turner is our news 4 athlete of the week... (take pkg)(( ))(alex)>> luckily for the miners turner still has the rest of this season and her senior year... i'm sure someone will give her a shot to suit up at the next level... (alex)>> baseball's two newest hall of famers met the media in new york city.... (take vo)ken griffey junior and mike piazza donned their ceremonial hall of fame
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conference... griffey received more than 99 percent of the vote, breaking tom seaver's
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percentage ever...3 only three writers left 3 griffey off their ballots... piazza received 83 percent of the ballots... piazza will go in as a new york met...while griffey will go in as the first member of the seattle mariners to ever make the hall...(take sot)(((griffey: i want to be first in a lot of things and to be able to wear a mariners hat and be the first mariner in the hall of fame as a mariners, i felt opportunity to play the game that i love, and i spent most of 3 my time in seattle." piazza: unfortunately we have to choose one, and for me i always sort of enjoyed reconnecting here in new york."))(alex)>> the hall of fame induction ceremony is
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york...3 ranked the worst state for k through 12 education ... park. spoke with education neff husband ranked the worst state for education.
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find out how they are responding to these results. plus, a city shut their doors and hundreds without jobs but it seems the decision led to this maybe reconsidered. those are more on this friday, january 8th, 2016. good friday morning. welcome to the second hour of news 4 today on this 8th day of january. i'm bill frankmore. >> i'm samantha boatman. good news, dry roads around our area. maybe some slick spots here and there, but nothing like earlier this week. >> we deserve a break, don't we? >> yes. >> we'll get your forecast with tim in a bit but a developing story.
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this month after a man fell into the water at paradise park. now he was in the ice for what crews say for 30 minutes. they were quickly able to call authorities. he was removed from the ice around 4:00 a.m. and crews cleared out afterwards. this serves as a reminder to stay off the ice and if you see someone who falls in, call 911, do not try to save them. you hear that all the timement your first instinct is to run on the ice and pull a person out, but we have seen dangerous sit wases of people doing that and rescuing animals as well. >> the condition of the 19-year- old unknown at this time. we'll keep you updated. a much calmer morning today if you're going to be hitting the roads for your commute. you'll be pleased to know you don't have to give yourself
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plah, blah, pack your patience. tomorrow we could have action around here. >> yes, snow on the way for tonight and into tomorrow morning. there are areas of concern for fog, just not where we are. if you look toward the north valley, carson city, there are areas with a big potential for fog as well as perhaps ice on the roads so you still need that patience and give yourself extra time. >> i stand corrected. >> we are looking a lot better right here in reno around the stays, the valley floor looking dry at this point. 39 in reno-sparks later today. we are watching for another batch of moisture in the form of snow to arrive in the sierra tonight into tomorrow morning as well. that is going to be another travel concern for you. overnight hours into tomorrow morning, as well as starting to make its way out by about the late afternoon or early evening
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humidity is high, 93% in trekky. it is cold enough in any fog banks to put ice on the roads so if you see that up ahead, take it easy on the roads and give yourself extra time. partly to mostly cloudy skies. snowing into northeastern parts of the state. otherwise things are more quiet than they have been in quite some time. it is a break in between systems but not a one tonight to watch. 30 in silver springs. it is pretty chilly out there. seasonably chilly for the afternoon. we're watching snow tonight in the mountains with still over showers in the valleys and we'll show you the timing. well two reports in the past week show that many people suspect nevada has a lot of work to do when it comes to education. the magazine education week released a report at the end of
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worst for k through 12 education and the young invisibles gave nevada an f for its s support for higher education. several education officials spoke to news for and they expect nevada's scores to increase in the coming years. if you nake a look at what the governor focused on starting in the last session in 2015 session, he not only increased taxes in nevada to pay for education but he made an investment in k through 12 of approximately $800 million. >> they said the governor allotted $135 million for higher education. to see those reports and see why nevada earned such poor grades, you can go to our website. he filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit. the suit was filed last month
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it asks the court to expedite a ruling on whether the program authorized by the legislature this spring passes constitutional muster. the program allows parents to claim a majority of their child's pure poop el state school funds and put them. they are out of a job. the solar rooftop company is pulling out of nevada and employees say hundreds of good paying jobs in reno are now gone. another company, another solar company called sun run announced it, too is leaving nevada. it increases bills for nevada's solar customers the that decision raised affixed fee and lowered the value of credits that solar customers earn for providing excess energy to the grid.
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energy no longer affordable or makes sense in nevada. >> what are you going to do? >> good question. as of tomorrow, it is going to be my last day so i will be out of work. i have three kids, fianci, truck payment, house payment. i can't move. kids are in school here. my fianci works here. >> we reached out to the public utilities commission but no one would talk because it is still in progress. full commission will hear arguments on this issue next week. a man driving drunk crashed. the 44-year-old drove right through the 7-eleven store on east 2nd street. dawson had two children ages 9 and 10 in the car. thankfully, no body was hurt. the sheriff's deputies say the children are safe and have been
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dawson faces multiple charges including reckless driving and child endangerment. good news for so called foodies in the reno tahoe area. it connects people with the top restaurants each recognized for their favorites and specially priced menus highlighting the theme made with altitude. we have 22 restaurants. we have specials ranging from five-star dining to special deals on desserts and certain homemade staples on the southshore that locals have come to know and love as well as new, exciting restaurant menu additions featured just for this week. now the event which runs from today until next friday
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including the blue angel cafe'. if you want more information and a list what they have going on, head to tahoe south.com/restaurant week. i always screw up when i try to read websites. >> there you go. yes. happening this weekend. the dance festival will be in town and they kicked off their show last night. this is the 8th year performing in the biggest little city. they will be dancing, 80 dance companies from around the su and canada and mexico will perform in this four-day festival. it will offer dance workshops for guests anniversary dance showcases in the early evening and the night will end with a dance party. if you're new to latin dancing, this is a great way to test the waters. you don't have to be a dancer to enjoy the night. >> the festival will run until this sunday. for more information head to my
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>> thank you so much for calling me out. ski resorts have set out to break a new world record. the challenge has the biggest venue ski and snowboard lessons. this is interesting. she has a look how you can join in. hey there alex. >> reporter: take a look at all this beautiful fresh snow. it is a perfect day to learn how to ski and snowboard. in fact, 17 ski resorts in northern california and northern nevada are teaming up with more than 130 ski resorts across the nation. they are out to set a new world record and that is for having a multi-venue ski and snowboard be taught. some pretty cool stuff. you can get in on the action today. they have a special deal for the first 50 beginners. you get a free two hour package
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50 beginners, you can still get in for $59 these discounts are not just for today. they are lasting over here monday through friday throughout the month of january and i have to tell you, with all the great snow, there is not an excuse for you not to come down and learn how. this is also part of learn to ski and snowboard month, so pretty cool stuff. north star, kirkwood just to name a few. head to our website and we'll have that full list so you can find the one closest to you. coming up we'll tell you more and how you can join in on all the fun. alex cannito, back to you. we are partnering up with the first thursday at the nevada museum of art. it kicked off last night and patrons were able to enjoy all
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held every thursday night from 5 to 7:00. wednesday and thursday, you have a nice one, the galleries have been packed with people everyday. you haven't been age to get a seat at the restaurant. we know this weekend is going to be a blockbuster weekend. >> the cost is just ten dollars for nonmembers and admission is free to those who have a membership to the museum. airline ratings.com releases its list of the safest airlines. we'll tell you who topped their
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you're watchi d welcome back, everyone. a dress featured at this week's consumer electronics show is taking wearable technology to a new level. they created a smart dress. it expands and collapses on when it senses dress or adrenalin from the wearer. it expands in the shoulder and skirt areas forming a large silhouette and cinched at the waste. styles always changing. >> all right. more innovation is emerging from the electronics show. techies love this every year. samsung has a new television
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legos. there it is. once they are stacked together, the individual screens combine to form one large tv unit. you don't even see black lines between the displays. a powerful processing engine inside each device puts the picks chures to whatever shape you create. they believe this will mostly appeal to business customers who need large displays that can be tweaked for a particular need. airlines ratings.com. topping the list with a fatality free record throughout the 95-year history is kwan tus. they are the flag carrier of australia and the oldest continuing operating airline. the top 20 list was released in alphabetical order. alaska, hawaiian and united made the list. they ranked jetblue and virgin america also.
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looking for love, you may want to buy a dog. a new study finds men who own dogs are more attractive. you hear that ryan kern you cat lover? they found 61% of them were women and a majority said owning a pet makes someone more attractive, but just not any pet. 39% said owning a cat is a deal- breaker. once again sorry ryan kern. >> that is interesting though. i don't know. >> that is why guys go for walks with their new puppies so the girls go oh. oldest trick in the book. here is tim studebaker. he doesn't have a cat or a dog i don't think. >> no. >> i am allergic so i can't. fog for the day today. we're seeing that in some spots getting reports of it.
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however around the station, down on the valley floor, we have seen some improvement. we're not seeing fog here, but it may be where you are so take it easy if you see that up ahead. >> not looking for snow today, but tonight into tomorrow morning that sierra snow comes back once again and still over snow showers for the valleys too. 26degrees in town. 71% humidity. fog not an issue at the airport in reno. it is a problem in carson city, north valleys and truckee and some other spots as well. 30 in win na muck ca. nothing real major out that way. nothing expected for most of us for the day today. it is mainly a dry day today, a flurry once in awhile pore a
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otherwise things are morally dry. snow arrives. it continues into the morning hours and falls apart late in the afternoon or into the evening hours on your saturday. then more of a break on your sunday. as you're heading out into northeastern nevada partly to mostly cloudy skies. highs in the 30s. chilly temperatures. light winds. not much in the way of winds or new snow for the day today. into the tahoe area in the 30s today. ridge gusts as high as 50 miles per hour for the ridge tops of the sierra tonight. highs in the 30s to near 40 degrees and in toward the truckee meadows. 39 for the high in reno-sparks. seven-day forecast is relatively quiet today, but by tonight into tomorrow morning watching for snow to arrive in the sierra once, again.
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same old story we have seen from the last few storms. accumulation of snow. 1 to 3 for some of the douglas. 3 to 6 inches in the tahoe area elevations. that is the graphic that didn't work for me. anybody skiing in the past couple of days, they said it has been awesome. >> great conditions. >> perfect. we're going to be adding more up there. >> a little bit more. that is right. two tickets to the show at the reno-sparks convention center, fourth caller with the right answer will win that prize. it was on today's date in 1994
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began his record a board mere. if you know the answer, anyone of those is a long time to be in space. >> that is a lot of freeze dried food. >> thank you, tim. still to come, still trending this morning, the powerball. how much the jackpot climbed to. if you're traveling today and we have heavy delays in denver and active weather in the eastern side of the
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good morning. coming up on today, two refugees with ties to isis arrested here in the u.s. what authorities believe they were trying to do as they face a judge for the first time today. also, ahead, your fit bit really working? the major lawsuit that claims the device does not work as advertised.
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angeles where final preparations are under way for the golden globe awards sunday night. we have a preview of the big races and one on one with returning host ricky gervais. we're going to send you to the today show in 35 minutes. first our winner. >> justin from sparks. great job and congratulations for winning. began his record stay lasting 225 days, 350 or 437 days? to, you know? >> i will say b, 350. >> i will agree. >> all the way to 437 days. it is something like 14 months if you do the math. >> can you imagine what you look like after getting out of the international space station. >> imagine what gravity feels
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>> year and a half or a year and a quarter in outer space, i imagine you can't hide them. >> no. >> well, $700 million. what would you do with that? that is how big the powerball jackpot is for tomorrow night, the biggest jackpot ever in u.s. history. >> that is right. it has been growing since november 7th. the size of the prize broke into the top ten when it broke over the weekend. ticket sales boosted it larger and larger. now 18 drawings without a winner. if you want your money immediately which most winners
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428 mi police department becomes the first in the state to use a gadget to make tracking crashes
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we'll table a look how this modern tool works. >> plus this and a lot more coming up on your friday, january 8th, 2016. you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition. and welcome to the last half-hour of news 4 today. first half-hour on fox 11. >> reporter: getting you going on the 8th day of january, market opening. financial markets off to a rough start. thursday marked another ugly day in trading and more losses for investors. all that volatility in china. the latest. >> reporter: it has been almost seven years since the bottom of the u.s. market and we're overdue for a correction. >> the wave of selling rocking
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stocks off to the worst start to a new year ever with the dow dropping more than 5% it first four days and 10% from its high in may. it puts the market in fears. the losses on wall street by chaos in china. beijing had a circuit breaker system this week. then scrapped it after it halted it's. >> the circuit breakers which are now may have exacerbated the selling wave. it is deval ewing currency. alison says that is adding to the angst on wall street. >> to invest force that sends a message that china could be in worse shape than we realize. while that may save you money at the gas pump it increases anxiety on wall
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this is a little change of pace after losing 900 points the first four days in 2016, we're up more than 100 points. we'll have the exact numbers for you and more economic news in about ten minutes. >> the traffic division got a new high-tech gadget called the pharaoh system. the machine has a rotating mirror that shoots outlay sers in 360 degrees. those lasers collect color and uses data points to create a 3- d image of the scene around it. pretty advanced stuff. the major accident investigation team will use it to diagram crash scenes much fasser and accurately. it is made possible by a grant from the state office of safety. skiers and snowboarders are taking advantage of this. alex cannito has a look at how you can help them attempt to
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>> reporter: hey sam, the winter weather made for some dangerous driving conditions earlier in the week, but now we're at friday. what better day to learn to ski and snowboard. now we're at the village at squaw valley but this morning we'll be heading to alpine meadows because 17 area ski resorts are teaching up with more than 130 ski resorts across the nation. they are trying to set a brand new world record for a multi- venue ski and snowboard lesson. the largest one to ever be taught. some pretty cool stuff. they are having discountnd prices for people coming down. check it out and learn to ski and snowboard. if you haven't ever done it before and said i want to learn to ski and snowboard, today is the day to do it. you can be part of history. pretty cool stuff happening out here. if you want to learn more about which resources are participating and more about the prices go to my news 4.com
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we'll have that up there. the lesson starts at 10:00 a.m.. if you haven't thought about where you want too go, look it up online and make sure you head out to the ski resort. crew can get a lesson to start the new year. i'm alex cannito, back to you. still ahead, a look how the market kicked off today after a very rough week and how volatility in china is leading to big losses for lenders here in the u.s. we'll have more on that. stay with us.
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your side. welcome back, everyone. reno police say a man suspected of driving drunk wilt two children in the car, crashed into a convenience store. he trove through the 7-eleven on east 2nd street. he had two children ages 9 and 10 in the car. thankfully, they were not hurt. sheriff's deputies say the two children are safe and have been placed in a relative's care. he faces multiple charges including reckless driving and child endangerment. your commute should be a lot less event full than it has
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tim, there are scattered areas with fog. >> yes, there are. truckee is reporting fog. carson city as well. some areas are still seeing fog and it is that situation where it could be putting ice on the roadways. that is a dangerous situation you want to be careful of. here in reno near the station we're dry so that is a big improvement. roads have been dry for my commute, your commute. sounds like things have been better. 39 in reno-sparks. the high later today. not much of a snow shower chance. today is our break, but another system moves in tonight into tomorrow morning. that one brings again snow, once again to the sierra. a moderate accumulation possible 6 to 12 for the highest elevations and less than that if you get down. chain controls may be required tonight. we'll have to watch for that in the sierra.
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94 there. she said we do have fog freezing to the roadway there. truckee 93%. again those are the more likely problem areas. there could be more so take it easy if you see what looks like wet road. it is probably frozen over. we're looking at a few snow showers in northeastern nevada. the rest of us are mostly dry. partly cloudy skies today. temperatures are cold. 8degrees now in south lake tahoe. 18 in truckee. 26 reno and 29 there. chilly temperatures now. a chilly afternoon. pretty quiet for the daytime hours, but by the overnight period we watch snow moving in with occasional snow showers into western nevada. we'll look at some of the accumulation forecast in full weather. back over to you. >> thank you. >> >> let's take a quick peek outside and see how your roadways are doing.
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>> good morning to you guys. like tim said we're getting a small break from the weather here this morning. we're crash and incident free. the area around tahoe we want to warn you about west of carson city where highway 50 and highway 28 meet up. we're getting reports of it being slick in that area so be careful. another quick reminder if you're trifling down the highway and you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder, move over a lane and give them some space. this is for all emergency vehicles whether police and fire, dot cleaning up the highways and making them safe. you have to slow down and move over. this is a law in all 50 u.s. states. seat belts on, cell phones off. stay safe. they have been working to keep our roads clear. they watch weather conditions closely and they have different
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winter storms that produce rain and snow only event. the censors on the roads give them real-time weather data and temperature censors on the snowplows themselves. the plow trucks read temperatures as well as air temperatures. spraying anti-icing liquids is like a bond breaker. you put it on before the snow develops and at the end of the storm, we can drop the snowplows and peel off the snow pack quicker and giving a safer condition to the public. we'll see a break for the next 24 hours. be sure for another system to move in this weekend. we'll check in with tim after the break. >> well mavericks have always been a popular spot for surfers but yesterday they tested their skills and how high the waves got.
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and [applause] and you're looking at the opening bell on wall street. it has been a very rough week. starting out on a better note this morning we're dropping quite a bit from the morning session highs. we were up 100 points at 6:30 and since dropped down by 46 on the dow. nasdaq up 39 points. whole sale stockpiles. labor department is reporting that u.s. employers added 292,000 jobs in december and unemployment remained at 5%. today's job report is
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the u.s. can continue to create jobs even as global growth has flagnd. analysts say solid consumer spending has off set weakness overseas. let's toss it to tim studebaker. >> not too bad. some areas of fog though in a few spots like the douglas county area, carson city, north valleys and truckee as well. maybe even some other spots and that could put ice on the roads. that is the biggest concerns this morning. we're getting a break, but by tonight snow starts to move in once again during the overnight hours and stilling into western nevada. we have seen this so many times this winter. 26 in town. partly to mostly cloudy skies. 6miles per hour winds. the humidity low enough in reno- sparks that there is not a fog chance near downtown or the
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towns we're seeing fog still at this point. 20s and 30s for temperatures across the state. some lower temperatures too. south lake in the single digits so it is colder in other spots not on the map. a couple snow showers in northeastern nevada. the most of the rest of us are dry. it will remain that way for many of us through the day today. any snow showers would be extremely isolated today. the bigger chance comes tonight as moisture arrives during the overnight period. here is 3:00 a.m.. snow starting to fall in the sierra during the late evening and continuing into tomorrow morning and every once in awhile once again spilling into parts of western nevada. as far as the accumulations we're looking to 0 to 1 for western valleys. foothills and parts of carson city and douglas city 1 to 3 with some heavier snow showers. lake level 3 to 6. this is
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period into tomorrow. 6 to 12 at the crest of the sierra. we're not looking for a large amount of snow here, but a moderate size system. light winds and mostly cloudy skies today. not much in the way of snow showers for most of us, mainly a dry day. tonight into tomorrow morning, snow arrives for the sierra and continues into tomorrow morning. starts to break apart in the late afternoon tomorrow and a drier day on your sunday. then we're unsettled heading into next week with snow showers returning. watch out for slick spots on the roads especially in the mornings. well, some brave surfers road huge waves yesterday at mavericks one of the most dangerous and notorious surf spots in the country. a high surf advisory didn't stop crowds at the famous beach
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some used jetskis to reach the swells. a high surf advisory remains in effect this morning. back to you. in international news, south korea has message about the d mz. the heavy stretch separates them. ten loud speakers are giving the messages, a response to the hydrogen bomb test they claim was conducted on wednesday. meanwhile, paris' prosecutor casts new doubt on the identity of a man shot by police the day before. the man was killed as he tried to enter a police station wielding a meat cleaver yesterday. an official account said he said god is great in arabic and he had a fake suicide belt.
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anniversary of the deadly islamic attacks. he said while the man was known by police who detained him in the south of france months ago, information about higgs identity was contradictory to the police report and a manuscript found on his person after he was killed. a police officer was shot several times in a shootout with a suspect before midnight. the 33-year-old officer was driving through a west philly intersection when the suspect opened fire. he walked up to the police car and fired at least 13 times. the officer was hit 3 times in his left arm and is expected to make a recovery. the 30-year-old man was shot at least three times. he has been taken into custody. no word on his condition right now. well, today marks five years since a deadly shooting spree in tucson, arizona left gabrielle giffords injured and six others dead.
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year-old girl and chief judge in arizona. 18 people were injured in the attack. gabrielle giffords was speaking at a congress on the corner event at a grocery store when 22-year-old jared lee loughner opened fire. they believe she was the target of the attack. he spent months learning to walk and speak again. he is serving a life sentence. a plane headed to chicago from new york city made an emergency landing in detroit last evening when a passenger became abusive and unruly prompting authorities to get her off the plane. a passenger wanted to remain anonymous shows the moment she was carried off the plane. passengers were applauded as she was taken off the plane. that woman became disruptive shortly after takeoff and assaulted several passengers. police say the woman may have been suffering from a medical condition. after the unplanned stop, the flight resumed its trip to o'hare airport.
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if you're traveling today we have some heavy delays in denver this morning. looks like everyone is else is doing okay, but there is active weather near the east coast and along the great lakes.
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and we'll be back after this. dood morning. we're going to send it to the today show in a minute but first a preview on fox 11. the harlem globetrotters are coming to town. we have one of them coming right here on this show. they will show you some of their moves, perform live for us coming up. alex cannito plus, ryan kern joins us live. morning. all that and a lot more coming up in less than five minutes. it is friday. weather-wise a mix of everything. >> especially tonight into tomorrow morning. that is when it is really dicey especially in the mountains. snow arriving tonight into tomorrow morning continuing into the afternoon hours and then starting to fall apart after that. for today mostly dry.
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some areas with freezing fog this morning. carson city, douglas county to the north valleys and truckee and perhaps some other folks so take it easy if you see that on the roads. tonight and tomorrow the snow arrives with snow showers in the valleys and another quiet day on sunday. sunday looks like the pick of the travel days. i think today and sunday, as well. >> ski resorts probably packed this weekend. >> thanks for spending your friday morning with us.
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weather, we'll see good morning. breaking overnight, two men
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