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have a great, gr3 >> it's radon awareness month... what you need to know coming up... 3 ((at this point we can't go back there because we can't put them in that kind of danger ))(samantha)>> plus.. a major setback in the search for missing ski instructor carson may. 3 >> and... donald trump gets a "huuuuge" endorsement that could be good news for the conservatives in the republican party... these stories and more.. coming up on this wednesday, january 20, 2016. 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (bill)3 >> good morning and thank you for choosing us to start your
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3 (bill)>> we begin this morning.. with an update on a story we have been following here at news 4...>> the search for a missing skier at the sugar bowl ski resort has been suspended. . the search and rescue effort... for 23-year-old "carson may" has now changed into an effort to recover his body. harsh weather conditions have hampered crews' efforts . about 40 volunteers with the search and rescue team scoured an area yesterday... where they believe "may" would have skied. however, high winds, rain as well as snow created whiteout conditions and posed hazards to searchers. may was last seen skiing
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last thursday. the theory is he may have taken a wrong turn and gotten into some kind of trouble. on friday, the ski instructor's cell phone had been "pinging" in an area that's been too dangerous for rescue members to search. 3 ((its in a high avalanche area and its going to be out of bounds. so you were not able to search that area? no, its unfortunate. we certainly would like to get in there but at this point we can't go back there, our searchers, we can't put them in that kind of danger )) 3 (bill)>> sgt. hunt says this is the first time in 25 years that he can remember his search and rescue team.... not being able to find a missing person. 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 forecaster madison corney. high pressure will bring drier conditions through thursday. the next system will impact the region friday and saturday with a period of moderate to heavy snow in the sierra, with rain possibly ending as a period of snow for the lower valleys by saturday morning. sunday through tuesday, drier weather returns with average to slightly above average
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3 (samantha)3 >> a federal appeals court is siding with the u-s government in a decades-old legal battle over livestock grazing rights in nevada. in addition to overturning an earlier ruling in favor of nevada ranchers, the 9th circuit court of appeals strongly reprimanded a reno judge for abusing his power and showing bias against u- s land managers.in a pair
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the 9th circuit court of appeals ruled the late "wayne hage" of tonopah and his family were guilty of trespassing cattle on federal land and should be subject to fines. 3 (bill)>> it's radon awareness month... and local organizations are doing their part to make sure the community is more educated on this deadly gas. news 4's alex cannito is live with a look at how you can test the radon levels in your home. 3 (alex - live) 3 national radon action month here at univeristy of nevada cooperative extension free kits from now through february 29th... all nevada residents radon can be a deadly gas... every building has it... depends on levelswhat is radon? naturally occuring radioactive gasno odor, color or taste produced by breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water when levels are high.. can cause lung cancerleading cause of lung cancer in non smokers roughly 21 thousand lung cancer deaths in us each year epa says 4 picocurries or higher take actiondepends on action for foundation on home crawl space or concrete similar methods 3 ((roice-gomes: "they put a polyethaline sheeting down over the dirt and seal it with a polycuricane caulking and so it creates this membrane and that traps the soil and radon underneath. then there's a preferated pipe underneath hooked up to a pipe system with an exhaust fan at the end, it runs continuously 24 hours a day and it sucks all that radon and soil gas from underneath the home and expells it from the roof line.")) 3 (alex - live)free presentation today5-30 pm at northewest reno library on robb drive final presentation next
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cannito. back 3 to you. 3 (sam)3 >> the internal revenue service has announced that the 2016 income tax filing season is now open.the agency expects more than 150 million people to file returns this year.the good news for procrastinators... you'll have until to file your 2015 returns.that's because the "emancipation day" holiday falls on friday april 15th.but the i-r-s recommends taxpayers plan ahead and utilize the tools on i-r-s-dot-gov.the agency is also providing additional measures for online security when filing electronically.
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crime watch .. carson city court officials want to warn you about a new phone scam circulating around northern nevada.the caller claims to be from the "clerk's office" and tells the victim they owe a thousand dollars for failure to appear for jury duty. the scammer says to call the number on the bottom of your screen to pay. when you call it .. the recording states "you have reached the civil processing and court services division, carson city sheriff's office." do not provide payment or any personal information if you receive a call like this.if you have a question about jury service .. call the first judicial district court. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> the senate is set to vote this week... on a controversial bill.. >> we have a report from our national correspondent in washington... with what we can expect on capitol hill.. when we return. 3 (bill)>> plus... a new mode of transportation will now be operating at the reno tahoe international airport...the story.. when we return. 3 (((tim)>> the all new my- news-four-dot-com is your one stop shop for your personalized forecast anytime you need it. let me show you how it works. you'll
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much cleaner look -- showing you instantly the information you're looking for. from our homepage my news four dot com... if you navigate over the headline bar you'll see radar, maps, our earthquake tracker and our network of skycams. lets take a look at the interactive radar... you'll see the controls at the bottom... this allows you to look at past or future conditions... on the layers button you can customize the type of weather conditions you want to look at. and since it is interactive -- you can drag over to your neighborhood... and zoom right down to your street! heading over to our maps tab... here you see the regional , state, and reno satellite maps... if we scroll down-- you can see the current conditions and forecast for reno and all of our viewing areas.. and then of course--- the all important seven day forecasts. let's head over to the earthquake tracker tab. this information comes directly from the u-s-g-s. it starts off with the wide view of north america... listing all the quakes that have been monitored. you can zoom in to any area to see what
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going on. finally-- nothing quite beats being able to see actual weather conditions outside in real time. here you can see our network of live skycams... including two on circus circus, great western marketplace, jones west ford, and the reno aces cam. so check it out-- anytime you need weather information-- log onto my news four dot com. tim studebaker 3
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morning 3 >> starting today... ride- sharing companies... like uber and lyft... will be able to pick up passengers at the reno-tahoe international airport. ride-sharing drivers will have to meet the same guidelines as taxi cab drivers. they are required to have the same type of equipment that tracks drivers.... when they come within a certain distance of an airport for security reasons.each individual driver will have to get a permit to pick up at the airport. officials from the airport and uber will host a news
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make the official announcement. 3 (samantha)>> this is your chance to help name the region's newest bus line.in early 20-18.. r-t-c will launch a new rapid transit line to better link downtown renoand downtown sparks. the line will use all-electric buses and serve 4th street in reno and prater way in sparks so now... members of the public are asked to submit their ideas for a new name. everyone submitting an idea will be eligible to receive one free rtc 2-ride pass!to submit a name for consideration, just log on to the rtc facebook page and fill out the survey. for complete details and guidelines, go to rtc washoe dot com and click on "hot topics". 3 (bill)>> happening this week on capitol hill... the senate is expected to vote on the house-passed syrian refugee program bill.the bill is called the american security against foreign enemies - or "safe" - act.(samantha)>> national correspondent kristine frazao looks at why one house democrat says the bill is mostly misunderstood. 3 ((gfx to vo of house floor strong headlines ahead of last year's house vote on the
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programa&drew criticism from one democrat who sided with republicans on that vote.sot john delaney, december 2015, "this piece of legislation in particular has not been well understood and has been described generally by the media, no disrespect intended, as something very different than what it wasa&it didn't limit the number of refugees. it didn't put up any specific barriers of preventing refugees from coming in." gfx but it does say refugees cannot be admitted until this occursa&the fbi director, the homeland security secretary, and the director of national intelligence must certify refugees admitted from iraq or syria.volawmakers say those provisions mean it would be up to the administration - not congress - to actually stop the program.and it's that type of rhetoric that media experts like gene policinski say really fuels the public's misunderstanding of legislation.sotgene policinski, "i think those bills have headlines or titles that are designed to push a particular ideological point of view, and that's one of the
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independent press, to be there, to be a watchdog to say, the title might be called this, but the text of the bill will do thata&" vothe fate of the bill now rests in the senate's handsa&and some republican senators are worried it still doesn't go far enough to do what the bill's title calls fora&to keep americans safesotbill cassidy, "the problem with syrian refugees is that there are unknowns which are known and there are unknowns which are unknowna& how do we continue to monitor folks once here? kristine on-cam tag kristine frazao, "senate democrats are still vowing to block the bill, which means it will have to get a filibuster-proof majority at 60 votes to reach the president's desk. with only 54 republicans currently in the senate, that seemsa&unlikely. in washington, i'm kristine frazao reporting.")) 3 (bill)>> the president has vowed to veto that bill, if it reaches his desk. 3 (bill and sam)>> we'll toss
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3 (madison) high pressure will bring drier conditions through thursday. the next system will impact the region friday and saturday with a period of moderate to heavy snow in the sierra, with rain possibly ending as a period of snow for the lower valleys by saturday morning. sunday through tuesday, drier weather returns with average to
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3 (madison)>> havana, cuba... is still in the grip of severe weather,...as gale force winds have blown now.. for more than 30 hours. the winds kicked up huge waves, pouring over sea walls... and disrupting traffic on major roads.the severe weather was caused by a sub-tropical low pressure system in florida.. which is expected to last for a few more days. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> a deadly attack today.. on a university campus in pakistan.>> who is claiming responsibility.. as the death toll continues to rise... 3 (samantha)>> plus.. donald trump gets a major endorsement.. from someone whose name is familar with conservative republicans.
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3 (madison)>> and here's a look at your flight delays this
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3 **stinger music**3 >> donald trump and.... sarah palin! she's endorsing him for president. but trump is not the only republican going after the conservative vote. (bill)>> tracie potts is in washington with this developing story. 3 new this am swoosh sound 3 (( (sot: sarah palin/ (r) fmr. vice presidential nominee :00-:06)"our next president of the united states, donald j. trump!"sarah palin... endorsing donald trump and his message: (sot: sarah palin/ (r) fmr. vice presidential nominee :09-:13)"doggone right, we're angry!! justifiably so!!!"(sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate :13-:14) "we're gonna give 'em hell."the palin endorsement could help trump win points with women and conservatives: (sot: nicole wallace/ republican strategist :19-:27)"this just might be the kind of move that excites
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trump but wasn't sure if they were going to go out and caucus on a cold night." trump's closest rival, ted cruz, refused to bad-mouth palin:(sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :32-:38) "listen, i love sarah palin. sarah palin is fantastic. without her friendship and support, i wouldn't be in the senate today."cruz is getting some high-powered conservative support of his own. he's being introduced in iowa saturday by conservative talk show host glenn beck. on facebook, beck questions palin's endorsement. meantime, bernie sanders is itching for a general election battle with trump:(sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate :54-:59)"on a very personal level, it would give me a great deal of satisfaction to run against donald trump."both frontrunners - trump and hillary clinton - are in iowa today.(insert ends) (two second pause)audio outcue: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. )) 3 (samantha)>> republican presidential candidate ben carson has suspended his campaign events for today.. ... because a campaign volunteer died in a crash. a spokesperson says a campaign van carrying 3 volunteers and a staffer hit a patch of ice, flipped on its side..
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another vehicle.one of the volunteers was taken to a trauma center in omaha, nebraska ....where they later died.carson flew to omaha to be with the victim's family. the other volunteers and campaign staffer are still being checked out. 3 (bill)>> topping international news this morning...a group of militants stormed a university in north-western pakistan today and police say... there are reports of at least two explosions being heard. cnn is reporting that at least 20 students were killed.. and that the gunmen timed their attack to coincide with a school ceremony.. to ensure the maximum number of casualties. four of the gunmen were reportedly killed by security forces after the army moved into the university. 3 (bill)>> a taliban spokesman has claimed responsibility for the attack.. but another spokesman for the taliban in pakistan.. denies that claim. we will keep you posted throughout the day.. on any new developments. 3 (samantha)>> for the second day in a row... protestors smashed windows and built roadblocks..in the capital city of haiti today. the demonstrators are calling
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a january 24th presidential runoff.a few thousand people joined the protest in downtown port-au-prince, jogging through narrow streets chanting: "the revolution has started, get your gun ready." 3 (bill)>> one person was killed.. and three others remain missing this morning.. after a series of explosions rocked a fireworks plant in eastern china today. local authories say the first blast ripped through a workshop at the factory.. setting off additional explosions... there have been reports on social media of "earthquake-like shockwaves" triggered by the blasts. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> still ahead.. we'll talk politics at the state level...>> how much fundraising nevada democrats have done... in their attempt to gain control of the legislature. 3 3 3 "
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3 (alex)3 awareness month... what you need to know coming up... 3 (bill)>> plus... a 3 program offered at u-n-r has received national honors... find out what program it is and how it ranks nationwide... 3 (samantha)>> and... as we get ready for the nevada caucuses... how those of us in the silver state... can learn more about the somewhat confusing process. these stories and more.. coming up on this wednesday, january 20, 2016. . 3 ((male voice: you're watching high definition.)) for choosing us to start your day. i'm samantha boatman. frankmore.. 3 (bill and samantha)3 >>let's take a quick look
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3 (bill and samantha)3 >> we'll toss it over to forecaster madison corney3 high pressure will bring drier conditions through thursday. the next system will impact the region friday and saturday with a period of moderate to heavy snow in the sierra, with rain possibly ending as a period of snow for the lower valleys by saturday morning. sunday through tuesday, drier weather returns with average to
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3 (samantha)3 >> turning to politics and decision 2016.... democrats are amping up their fundraising efforts as they try to regain control of the nevada legislature.campaign fundraising reports show the state democratic party raised nearly twice what the state republican party did in 2015.
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raised fourteen times as much as the assembly republican caucus last year. money is flowing into a battle for democratic state senator joyce woodhouse's seat, and a race to fill the soon-to-be-vacant seat of republican senator mark lipparelli. 3 (bill)>> and speaking of state politics... - nevada democratic congressional candidate and former assemblywoman "lucy flores"is endorsing bernie sanders for president. flores said in a statement yesterday.... that she would stand with the vermont senator in the fight to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour and offer free college tuition. flores is in a competitive four-way democratic primary for nevada's 4th congressional district seat. the district includes most of northern clark county, part of lyon county, and all of esmeralda, lincoln, mineral, nye and white pine counties. 3 (samantha)>> with one month to go before the nevada caucuses .. democrats held a mock caucus training last ngiht... to help people understand how it all works. assemblywoman "amber joiner" of the 24th district was able to teach those who attended the training .... about how to
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democratic caucuses.but what if you're not a registered democrat and want to vote in the upcoming caucuses? party leaders say it's not a problem if you're a registered to a different party and still want to vote. 3 (( "we want to be inclusive... participate as a voting democrat.")) 3 (samantha)>> > nevada's 3 democratic caucuses are set for february 20th at 11 a-m. 3 (bill)>> happening today... a special meeting is planned to provide updates on the next steps in reno's master plan "reimagine reno" .the meeting will take place at four this afternoon .... in the reno city council chambers. 3 (samantha)>> radon gas is becoming a widespread problem in the u-s... but local organizations are doing their part to help keep you safe.
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with a look at how you can test the radon levels in your home. 3 (alex - live)january is national radon action month. radon gas is becoming more of a widespread problem in the united states. in the u.s., one in fifteen homes are affected by elevated radon levels. radon cannot be seen, it has no scent, and is colorless. radon invades homes and buildings through foundation cracks and openings and even directly through concrete.radon gas is considered a carcinogen that comes from decayed radium and uranium in the soil. it is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and causes people that do smoke greater chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer when exposed to this deadly gas. the epa suggests levels of 4 (pci/l) picocuries and above be addressed. levels of 4 pci/l is equivalent to 8 cigarettes a day or 250 chest x-rays per year. world health organization (who) states that 3% and 14% of lung cancer cases are caused by radon, and suggests people take action against levels higher than 2.7 pci/l.the purpose of national radon action month is to educate people about the health risks of radon, learning about radon gas itself, and also to inform everyone how to test their homes for radon and what actions need to be taken if there are high levels of radon present. radon is a problem that affects millions of homes, daycares, schools, and buildings across the country. this is the time to get informed in order to stay safe and healthy in the place you spend most of your time. check with your local health department and home improvement store for radon test kits. visit 3 national radon action month here at univeristy of nevada cooperative extension free kits from now through february 29th... all nevada residents radon can be a deadly gas... every building has it... depends on levelswhat is radon? naturally occuring radioactive gasno odor, color or taste produced by breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water when levels are high.. can cause lung cancerleading cause of lung cancer in non smokers roughly 21 thousand lung cancer deaths in us each year recent studies show... elevated levels found in 21 point 8 percent washoe county
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your home... get a kit from here... and the process is simple 3 ((roice-gomes: "we 3 recommend opening it up on a friday and closing it up on a monday; it takes an air sample on those three days. and when you close it up you put it in the mailer we've provided, and we've already paid for the postage, include the data sheet. it goes to the lab, the analyze it and in about a week and a half to two weeks later you get your results.")) 3 (alex - live)reporting live, alex cannito. back to you.
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3 (bill)>> it's a program that is getting some much deserved use the resources provided by the nation's number one weight loss program... right here in northern nevada.. the story.. when we return. 3 3 3 "
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3 (samantha)>> the number one fastest weight loss program is right in your backyard.the h-m-r program made it to the 20-16 best diets rankings.... and it's offered at the university of nevada school of medicine.news four's emily pacillo has the story for us this morning. 3 (( new year's resolutions are in full effect... and many of them include losing weight.the university of nevada school of
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program. it was named number one according to the u-s news and world report's best diets of 20-16."it's a meal replacement program that's very structured that incorporates quick weightloss results along with lifestyle behaviors that really support people with being able to keep the weight off as well.""the hmr program offers an exercise and diet program customized to each person."that includes what types of food that person should be eating as well as what workout works best for their body."we work with people with where they are at today and you know slowly gradually add in a little bit more and a little bit more until we reach what's going to most effective for them not just with their weight but with their health as well." just because this program is offered at the university... doesn't mean it's restricted to students.what participants like most is that they never feel like they're starving themselves."i don't like being hungry and i'm usually never hungry but i like feeling full and on thsi program you can be full i mean i'll get up in the middle of the night and have
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and it's okay."mullins said she lost 50 pounds fast within the first 14 weeks."on the other programs i would always be anxious to get to the end because then i could go back to eating my old way and on this one something's finally gotten through to me but i really don't want to go back to the old way."the school of medicine wanted to emphasize that they give support to their clients both in and outside of classes."i love connecting with people i get to see them every single week and we get to actually get to know them more than just the number on the scale."emily pacillo... news four.)) 3 (samantha)>> the program has been at the school of medicine for twelve years now... and has been nationally recognized for the second year in a row. 3 (bill)>> happening today... immunize nevada and the washoe county health district are partnering up today to offer free flu shots>> vaccinations are available for everyone ages 6 months to 64 years old... on a first come .. first serve basis.also ..make sure to bring your insurance card if you have one. if
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free flu shot .. head over to the boys and girls club of truckee meadows starting at 4:30 this afternoon. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> it is the latest in high tech surveillance... combined with an "old school" technique. how police are using vultures.. to get a "bird's eye view" of criminals .. the story ... after the break. 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
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3 (sam)>> in peru... vultures are fitted with go-pro cameras and g-p-s devices to crack down on illegal waste dumping in the city of lima. ten trained vultures are monitoring the city from above as part of the "vultures detect" program.the birds are ideal to take on this task as they already seek organic matter and garbage in their search for food. the vultures wear vests with the equipment
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trained to return to their keepers. 3 (bill)>> nasa's solar 3 dynamics observatory has captured amazing activity on the sun... what they're calling a solar eruption. it happened back in mid-december when a dark "solar filament"... one of the dark lines or curves we see above the sun's surface... became unstable. the eruption caused several magnetic solar arches. you can see the movement in the upper right of this video. amazing stuff....
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toss it over to 3 forecaster madison corney. 3 (madison) high pressure will bring drier conditions through thursday. the next system will impact the region friday and saturday with a period of moderate to heavy snow in the sierra, with rain possibly ending as a period of snow for the lower valleys by saturday morning. sunday through tuesday, drier weather
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3 swoosh sound 3 >> ((when news 4 continues, teams across northern nevada returned to the hardwood last night with some games that shook up the standings. i'll have highlights and more,
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3 everyone... i'm alex margulies... we start things off with some high school hoops action on a tuesday...let's go out to
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(take vo)panthers hosting the reed raiders...north valleys came out with something to prove... sean flanary lets it fly from the corner... thats the first bucket of the game... then some slick ball work from josh mea... no look necessary... aj dennis the bucket... panthers open the game on a 13 oh run...raiders start getting it going...jamel ramos... finds lincoln turner... silky...north valleys never looked back though...81 to 66 the final (take vo)how about the ladies...reed spreading the ball around.. tori baer the freshman... makes the jumper with a hand in her face look easy... raiders on top 20 to 16...then the panthers out on the run... 24 finishes... still a four point game... panthers... keep inching closer... morgan daniels throws one up...buckets... now a three point game...and the rally would not stop... more from daniels on the fast break...north valleys comes
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now 12 and 3 on the season (take full screen)some other girls scores that were called in...damonte ranch dominates wooster... mustangs alexis hunter with 23 points...bishop manogue continues their dominance in the norht with a 75 to 45 victory...(take full screen)and the mcqueen lancers top spanish springs 45 to 32.. (take full screen)back to the boys...spanish springs moves into second in the high desert with a 70 to 56 win over mcqueen...reno cruises past hug 74 to 55...(take full screen)and down in carson the senators beat galena 60 to 54... (alex)>> the wolf pack basketball team looks for a season sweep over the reigning mountain west champs when they head to wyoming on wednesday... in the first matchup the one player that undoubtedly was the biggest challenge defensively for nevada was cowboys senior guard josh adams...(take vo) adams was a key piece in wyoming's conference title team a year ago... taking home m-v-p honors from the mountain west tournament...in nevada's
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dropped 26 points and went three for seven from beyond the arc...the team said they know they have to be able to slow him down to get a win on the road... (take sot)((pretty good chance of winning the game.....))(take full screen) the cowboys are riding high coming off a win at the pit in new mexico on saturday 70 to 68...both teams have 10 wins on the season with the pack hoping to get back to even in confernce play... tipoff wednesday is set for 6:00 p-m northern nevada time...you can stream the game online at nevada wolf pack dot t-v... 3 (alex)>> some good new for former pack defensive back isaiah frey... frey signed a
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pittsburgh steelers keeping him at least on their practice squad for the time beings... he didn't see any action in 2015... but played in 11 games between the bucs and bears in 2014... (alex)>> new 49ers head coach chip kelly is set to be officially introduced to the bay area media on wednesday... and ahead of that the team announced that nine coaches that served under jim tomsula would not be back... most notably offensive coordinator geep chryst... (take vo)there has been no official word on the team's defensive coordinator... but accoridng to reports former patriots linebacker mike vrabel interviewed for the position... vrabel has been the linebackers coach in houston.... it is also possible that eric mangini could return in the same
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look at 3 awareness month... what you need to know coming up... 3 (samantha)>> plus the at. there radon in your home? how high are the levels. we will tell you why it is so important to do a home test. the search for missing california ski instructor comes to an end. we will have details on what led them to make the call. donald trump receives support from a fellow republican. details on who delivers the latest endorsement. these stories and much more on your wednesday, january 20, 2016. good wednesday morning and welcome to the second hour of news 4 today.
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>> i'm samantha boatman. hopefully, your morning is off to a great start. the quick peek outside on this wednesday because we're looking forward to a storm headed our way. not today, but this weekend. also, look to the sky. >> madison is about to punch me in the head because she had to do astronomy homework this morning. good morning. >> i'm not going to punch you. we are looking for mercury, venus, mars and/or saturn this morning. they are lining up and it will be visible to the naked eye. we hope the sky is clear a little bit. sunrise is around 7:16 and you should see it before that, like 6:50 or 7:10. we have photographer out there. >> that wasn't hard, was it. we have photographer keep -- keeping it on the line for his.
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so they can see it. >> we don't want cranky kids. >> the last time was 2005. >> there we go, every 10 years. >> you don't see this every day. we have above average morning lows and around the lake we are sitting below freezing at 28 degrees and 314 south lake tahoe. mid 40s for carson city and in reno, partly cloudy. it will clear before sunrise and 43 with winds out of the west, northwest at eight miles per hour and relative humidity at 42%. doppler radar shows isolated snow showers left over from the storm and eastern nevada. we are looking at partly cloudy skies today and light winds. we expect reno and sparks to
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overnight lows will dip back to around average. 28 degrees tonight in reno and sparks and carson city will top slightly cooler in elko at mid 30s and 11 tonight. a much closer look at the stormtracker moving in in a few minutes. the sad follow-up to a story we have been following. the search for missing skier at sugar bowl was suspended. old, carson may, has changed to a recovery effort. hearth whether -- harsh weather conditions hampered the search. they scoured an area they believed he would have skied in. high winds, rain and snow created whiteout conditions and he was last seen skiing on thursday and that there he is
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and gotten into trouble. the cell phone had been pinging this area that was dangerous for rescue members to search. it is in the high avalanche area and will be out of bounds. it is unfortunate and we like to get in there. at this point, we can't go back there. we can't be put in that kind of danger. >> this is the first time in 25 years he remember as the search and rescue team not being able to find a missing person. democrats amp up fundraising efforts as they try to regain control of the nevada state legislature. reports show the democratic party raise nearly twice what the state republican did -- state republican party did. the caucus raised 14 times as much as the assembly republican caucus. money is flowing into a battle -- into a battle for joyce would houses seat and the race to fill is the republican senator. with one month before the nevada caucus, democratics --
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mock caucus. amber joinder of the 24th district taught those who attended all about the local democratic caucuses. what if you are not a registered democrat? party leaders say it is not a problem if you are registered to vote. >> we want to be inclusive. people can reregister on caucus day. they won't be able to preregister if they are not a registered democrat are ready. they can show up on caucus state and fill out the voter registration form and proceed to participate as a voting the caucuses i set for february 20 at 11:00 a.m. nevada the democratic candidate lucy florez is endorsing bernie sanders for president. she said in a statement that she would stand with the
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raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and offer free college tuition. she is in a competitive primary for the fourth congressional district seat. it includes most of northern clark county, part of lane county, all of al's morel do, lincoln, and white pine counties. >> more at a national level. sarah palin is throwing support behind donald trump. she made the announcement last night in iowa, where the caucuses are held in less than two weeks and trump is polling neck and neck with ted cruz. sarah palin said she is a big fan of trump and hopes endorsement will help him win in iowa. >> god bless you! god bless the united states of america and our next president of the united states, donald j trump. ! >> there is one unanswered question. whether this was it or she plans to follow trump along the
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>> interesting. than carson has suspended his campaign events for today. a campaign volunteer died in a crash yesterday. the campaign van carrying three volunteers and a staffer hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side and was hit by another vehicle. one of the volunteers was taken to a trauma center and later died. carson flew to omaha to be with the victim's family. the other staffers are being checked out. here's a question for you. how is the new year's resolution working? a program offered at the university of nevada school of medicine is getting national attention. the hmr weight management services is ranked number one in u.s. news & world report's best of 2016. it offers a personalized meal and exercise plan for every person and you do not have to be a student.
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they don't feel like they are being starved. >> i don't like being hungry. i'm usually never hungry. i like feeling full and on this program, you can be full. i will get up in the middle of the night and have an apple or a pair and is okay. >> the program has been at the school for 12 years and was nationally recognized for the second year in a row. immunize nevada, the washer county health district will partner up to offer free flu shots. vaccinations are available on a first-come first-served basis. in your insurance card and have a free flu shot. go to the boys and girls club at truckee meadow starting at 4:30. it is radon awareness month and local organizations are doing their part to make sure the community is more educated. we are joined live with a look at how you can test the radon
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>>reporter: we are at the university of nevada cooperative extension because they are handing out free radon testing kits. it is now through february 29. stop by and pick up a kit to test your home. it is not at the university of nevada campus, but on energy way next to the schriner temple. come to pick up your free can't. something i was not aware of is that every building has radon levels. what is important is how high the levels are. pick up your testing kits to get your home tested. weighed on can be a deadly gas. it has no odor, taste or color. the kits are the only way to test the levels. this can cause lung cancer and it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and kills roughly 21,000 people from lung
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come to pick up your free kit. they say if you have radon levels of four picocuries are higher, take action. the action depends on the foundation of your home and whether you have a crawl space or concrete. the method is similar. >> they put a polyethylene sheet over the dirt and seal with polyurethane calking and it creates a membrane to trap the radon and soil gas. there is a perforated pipe hooked to a system with an exhaust fan and it runs contestant -- it runs 24/7 to suck out the gas from the home and expels it above the roof line. side from passing out the free kits, they offer free programs to learn more about radon and how it can impact you. there is a presentation tonight and one next thursday. we will have that information on our website at "mynews4".com. coming up on news 4 today, we will talk about the radon
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if you find it in your home. live, alex cannito. on crimewatch, carson city court officials want to warn you about a new phone scam circulating around northern nevada. the caller claims to be from the clerk's office and tells the vic them they a $1000 for failure to appear for jury duty. this camera says to call the number on your screen. when you call, the recording states you have reached the civil processing on court services division of carson city sheriff's office. do not provide payment or any personal information if you receive a call like that. if you have a question about jury service, call the first judicial district court. the special meeting providing updates on the next step for reno's master plan, reimagine reno, will be held this afternoon at 4:00 in the we know city council chambers. on wednesday morning, we
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up and running. tim studebaker has tips for navigating weather updates on the new site. the all new "mynews4".com is your one-stop shop for your personalized forecast anytime you need it. you notice our new website has a much cleaner look. it shows instantly the information you look for. from our homepage, mynews4.com, if you navigate over the headline bar you will see the tracker and network of high cams. let's take a look at the radar. you will see the controls at the bottom that allows you to look at passed or future conditions. on the layers button, customize the type of weather conditions to look at and when you drag to your neighborhood, you can zoom down to your street. you see the regional, state and reno satellite maps and scrolling down, you can see the current conditions and forecast for reno and all of our viewing
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of course, the all-important seven day forecast. the earthquake tracker tab shows information directly from the usgs and starts off with a wide view of north america, listing all the quakes reported . zoom into any area to see what seismic activity has been going on and finally, nothing quite eats being able to see actual weather conditions out side, in real time. you can see the network of live skycams, including two on
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on your wednesday, gas prices continue to drop, nationwide. how long do we expect this to last? peter kruger with the convenience store association expects gas to drop at least
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price of crude oil supply and other factors. it is also hard to predict how long it will stay at the new low , but he expects it to last a couple of months. here's a quick list of some cheap gas in northern nevada that we have been able to find. costco in reno is $2.29 and gas in carson city is $1.79. that might be worth taking a trip south one half hour and smith in gardners bill is $2 $0.06. ridesharing companies like uber and lyft can pick a passages at the reno-tahoe international airport. they have to meet the same get -- guidelines as taxicab drivers with the same type of equipment tracking drivers when they come within a distance of an airport for security reasons. each individual driver has to get a permit to pick up at the airport and officials will host a news conference this morning to make the official
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>> millions of americans prepare to make spring and summer travel plans a trip advisor reveals the top hotels in the u.s. come as part of the traveler's choice awards. if you plan to travel to the big apple, the netherlands hotel is the winner of top hotel in the u.s. it is a boutique hotel from the 1920s and beautiful. second is a hotel in yountville, california. the nantucket hotel in nantucket is next. remember that? trip advisors choice award winners were determined based on millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from trip advisor travelers, worldwide. we will have more coming up on the fox show today. the largest health insurer expects to lose nearly $1 billion with over two years and they blame obamacare. united health said they lost close to one half billion dollars last year and expect to lose more in 2016.
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than expected claims from enrollees in obamacare exchange programs and said many who need expensive medical services are signing up during the so-called special enrollment. and that is usually reserved for those who experienced a change of life static. many americans use that as a loophole to sign up only when they get sick, they say. united health considers dropping out of all obamacare exchanges in 2017. madison is taking look at the midweek forecast. we have above average high is sticking around in her is a look at yesterday's almanac with 56 degrees, 10 degrees above average. the morning low is 36 and tonight, we look to see the lows take a dip to around average for this time of year. in reno, 43 degrees and partly cloudy skies. the winds are at 8 miles per
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things are quite, other than a few isolated showers in east nevada. we will look at dry conditions and now, we track the next low pressure system making its way in on friday. today, we are concerned about cloud cover and light winds across the region. a little bit of a break from the storm systems we have seen over the last couple of weeks. in eastern nevada, daytime highs in the mid to upper 30s with overnight lows taking a dip down to 6 degrees in your rica. into fallon, lower 50s and upper 40s in lovelock and partly cloudy and light winds. mid 40s and truckee topping out at at 47 and carson city reaching lower 50s across the board. urine 10 at 53 and up north and susan bell, upper 40s with the winds out of the southwest at 5
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sutcliffe topping out at 51 and the valley floor, we look at daytime highs in the lower 50s, other than carson city, slightly cooler at 47. overnight lows in the mid and upper 20s. extended forecast show or break with the wet weather through thursday and friday and saturday, rain and snow, by saturday morning. another break sunday through tuesday. the system has quite a bit of wet weather. 1-2 feet of snow possible in the sierra. it looks like a scene from a
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endorsement of donald trump. we will talk about that with mr. trump when he joins us live. also, the surprising new recommendations endorsed by top schools that could change the way your kids apply to college. jill martin gives a much- needed room redo. she chose us how to get organized. the annual 24 hour drumming festival kicked off at midnight in the northern spanish city. during the event, called the timber show, drummers celebrated the patron saint and 135 drumming groups in san sebestian, comprised of locals dressed as drummers or chefs, they took part in the festival in san sebestian.
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segment, you may have seen this on facebook. jamie foxx speaks out about being a real-life hero. >> this is amazing. the highway patrol in california said jamie foxx and another good samaritan helped free a driver from a burning truck after rolled into a drainage ditch outside the actor's home. >> the driver, 32-year-old brett kyle, was drunk and speeding when he went into a ditch and it cause the truck to rollover multiple times and burst into flames. >> jamie foxx and another witness ran in and cut the seat belted broke a window to pull him from the truck. he is in intensive care in the hospital with third-degree burns and a broken collarbone. >> his father met with jamie
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actions if you have not tested the radon levels in your home recently, now is the time to do so. we will tell you how to get your hands on a free kit in a couple of minutes. also, carson city court officials warn residents about the latest phone scam in northern nevada. we will tell you what to look for to avoid becoming a victim. a lot more coming up on your wednesday, january 20, 2016. good wednesday morning. for the last half-hour, i am samantha boatman. >> i'm bill frankmore. on this 20th day of january,
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trading for the week because of martin luther king holiday on monday, not a lot of movement. >> doing better? >> futures were down 300 points and we will watch that closely to tell you where the markets stand. look at you if forecast with alex coming up. with madison. in your nose, carson city officials want to warn you about a phone scam circulating around northern nevada. the caller claims to be from the clerk's office and tells the victim that they owe $1000 for failure to appear from jury duty. a scammer says to call the number on the bottom of your screen and when you call recording states you have reached the civil processing on court services division. do not provide payment or personal information if you receive a call like this. if you have a question about jury service, call the first judicial district court. ridesharing companies like
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pick up passengers at the reno -- at the reno-tahoe international airport. they have to meet the same guidelines as taxicab drivers and have the same equipment to track drivers within a certain distance of an airport for security reasons. each individual driver needs a permit to pick up at the airport and officials from the airport and a uber will a news conference this morning to make the announcement. immunize nevada partners up to offer free flu shots. vaccinations oliverio -- are available for six months through 64 years old on a first- come, first served basis. ring your insurance card if you have one if you want a few -- if you want a flu shot. go to the boys and girls club at truckee meadows at 4:30. radon gas is a widespread problem. local organizations are doing their part to help keep you safe. alex cannito is there to tell us how to test the radon levels in your home. >>reporter: good morning. we are at the university of
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they are handing out free radon testing kits today through february 29. come here to get your free kit. they are not located at the university campus, but are on energy way next to the schriner temple. asked for the free kit. before we talk about how simple the kits are, i want to talk about what weighed on is. i think of it being a deadly gas and i was unaware until i started doing research, that there is radon gas and every building. the big thing is how high are the levels? that is important to ask. radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless. the only way to test is by doing these tests. this gas can cause lung cancer and can lead to roughly 21,000 cancer deaths in the u.s., each year. now is the time to get your home checked. elevated levels found in 218 --
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levels of radon gas. to test get a kit. the process is simple. >> we recommend opening it up on a friday and closing it on monday. it takes an air sample for those days and when you close it up, put it in the mailer we provided and you have already been paid for the postage. they analyze it in the lab and then you get your results about two weeks later. >> it doesn't get much easier than that. they are also hosting some presentations and they have been holding them all month. there is one tonight, and the next one is next thursday. we will have the times and locations on our website at mynews4.com. live, alex cannito. the special meeting providing updates on the next steps of reno's master plan,
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reno city council chambers. we take a look at the suspended search for the missing california ski
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blame. will come back. the search for missing skier at the sugar bowl ski resort is suspended. the search and rescue 423-year- old, carson may, has changed into an effort to recover his body. harsh weather conditions weather conditions hampered search efforts comic yesterday. 40 volunteers with the search and rescue team scoured an area they believe he would have been skiing in. high winds, rain and cold weather posed hazards. it was last seen skiing on his
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may have taken a wrong turn and gotten into trouble. the ski instructors cell phone had been pinging in an area that was tuesday dangerous for rescue members to search. >> it is in the high avalanche area and out of bounds. it is unfortunate and we like to get in there. there. the searchers -- we can't put them in that kind of danger. >>reporter: this is the first time in 25 years that the search and rescue team was not able to find a missing person that he can remember. thoughts and prayers for carson and his family. >> their unstable conditions continuing. a little bit of rain and snow and the wind, it causes unstable conditions with the avalanche dangers. >> this year avalanche center is reporting considerable danger at the mountains, for avalanches. yesterday, if it had just been ran, that would have helped the search. with the snow, it was not good
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>> that was why they had to call it off, for the searchers safety. current temperatures, we are sitting above average with morning lows. below freezing around the lake this morning with 28 degrees in incline village and lower 30s valley. we know and carson city in the 40s and in reno, much calmer conditions than what we saw yesterday. the winds are about 8 miles per hour and relative humidity is 42% with partly cloudy skies. we have isolated showers in elko, but they die off by 10:00 a.m. as high pressure is returning to the region at to bring partly cloudy skies and light winds across the region. today and tonight for reno and sparks, we top out at 53, above average. the overnight lows will dip to average, some places below average.
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with cooler daytime highs in the mid 30s and carson city in south lake tahoe will seek above average highs today. a closer look later. let's see how your wednesday morning commute is doing. we have trooper duncan dauber. >> a good wednesday morning. most mountain passes are looking smooth. dot shows chain controls on mount rose highway. that is the only mountain pass showing controls this morning. we have high wind alert through washoe valley. vehicles over 9 feet should show caution. we are working an injury crash on eastbound 80 at east the care and offramp and we want you to be cautious traveling through that area. we are going to east bound 80 at lockwood. we will close it for a short. of time. an animal is trapped
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be cautious through that area. things are looking smooth. keep your seatbelts on and cell phones off. be safe and take care. back to you. a rockslide led to a road closure in madera county california.
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officials believe cau [bells ringing] welcome back. you are looking at the opening bell, and 14 minutes ago, not pretty. oil is the big story. $27 a barrel. dow jones currently down 255 points and nasdaq down 80. it has been a rough start for 2016. there are stories making financial headlines on this wednesday morning. the labor department will release the consumer price index for december and the
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housing starts for that month. netflix released their fourth quarter report, yesterday. investors were thrilled and netflix added 1.56 million u.s. subscribers through december. slightly below what management had predicted. international growth exceeded the projections to give netflix nearly 75 million subscribers through december. netflix stock surged 8% in extended trading, to about $116. still taking a tumble. dow jones down 233 points. it is starting to get a little bit brighter in the sky. go out to check out that lineup of all five planets visible to the naked eye this morning for the first time in a decade. we can see this with clearing skies. hopefully, you can see it. we will talk about it in a
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temperature, the daytime high as 56, above average for this time of year in the morning low above average at 36. we are sitting in the lower 40s for reno out of the -- with winds about 8 miles per hour out of the northwest. we have some isolated snow showers in eastern nevada but they will die off by 10:00 a.m. and then we look at partly cloudy skies as high pressure is over the region. a few isolated showers in northern california but partly cloudy skies for northern nevada. eastern nevada, highs in the mid to upper 30s with winds out of the west between 5-50 miles per hour and above average for vallen and hawthorne, lower 50s. they ship tops out at 60. the overnight lows will take a dip into the teens and 20s. single digits in eastern nevada and overnight lows will drop to around average.
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today, the mid-40s. 47 for glenbrook and south lake tahoe. carson city, lower 50s and 50s across the board. 51 for topaz and and 51 into know what with overnight lows in the mid and upper 20s. up north to susanville, a daytime high of 48 and lower 50s for spanish springs, topping out at 52 with light winds out of the southwest at 5 miles per hour. the valley floor, 50s. virginia city 47 and on your extended forecast, we look at a break for the next couple of days with the next system moving in on friday and saturday. we could see 1-2 feet of snow in the sierra. there is a look in california. rockslide forced the closure of a road in madera county, california on tuesday on highway 41 south of yosemite lakes park. heavy rain caused the rockslide. close the highway 4 a 10-mile stretch in both directions.
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rocks. they had cleared the rockslide area by mid afternoon. they kept highway 41 shut down because the hill kept sliding. geologists will inspect the hillside today. the pakistani taliban's claimed responsibility for an attack on university that left 19 people dead. explosions and gunfire erupted on the campus of bacha khan university near the border with an -- near the university with afghanistan. officials don't know if there were additional attackers among the dead. they did warn that recovery operations were ongoing and the death toll could rise. about 3000 students attend that university. closer to home, the 26 presidential race has been a roller coaster of surprising poll numbers and shifting loyalties. two front runners have dominated . the numbers that count are the ones that come in starting february 1, as voters pick their party's nominee.
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>>reporter: with the iowa caucuses less than two weeks away and new hampshire's first in the nation primary week later, the battle for the top slot is heating up. ted cruz took big hits in iowa on tuesday where he had been gaining momentum. the first blow coming from hawkeye state governor, terry branstad denouncing crews. >> i believe it would be a big state -- big mistake for iowa to support him. >>reporter: ethanol mandates are popular in the corn rich state. >> he is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels. >>reporter: tea party champion sarah palin endorsed donald trump. >> i'm here to support the next president of the united states, donald trump! >>reporter: hillary clinton took on new urgency as bernie sanders surged in new hampshire. a new poll shows sanders with
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democratic primary voters to clinton's 33%. sanders pushes back against doubts about his general election viability. >> then, there's argument that the reason we vote for secretary clinton is that she is the only candidate who can be right wing republicans. of you want someone that will be donald trump and beat the other republicans, bernie sanders is that candidate. secretary of state john kerry arrived in z\rich today for talks with russia's foreign minister on syria and the ukraine. he hopes to resolve differences with russia, who is eligible to join u.n. mediated peace talks for syria to begin next week. kerry will push for progress in resolving conflict in eastern ukraine between the government and pro-russia rebels after seeing russia's foreign minister. you will go to attend the world economic forum and then travel on to saudi arabia, louse, cambodia and china. the price of oil will be a big
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please leave was overwhelming messages to a group that occupied the national wildlife refuge for 18 days. they were met by supporters and opponents. the surprise appearance of bundy and one dozen fellow militia members added to the already emotionally charged atmosphere. here is a look at airport
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good morning. we will send it to the "today show" and just a minute. first, a preview of "mornings on fox 11". in the moms blog segment, we will learn about a unique photo shoot contest coming up and how you can get involved. we will be told about exciting events and shows coming to our area that you do not want to miss. with everyone making new year's resolutions, sales of exercise equipment will peak this time of year. two days consumer reports will take a look at that equipment. that, and a lot more in less
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thank you so much. let's check in with madison. we have the sun coming up and the planets aligning? >> five planets aligning. it is the perfect time to look outside to see if you can see them. we have skies clearing over we know. if we don't catch it this morning, we have until february 20 to have clear skies before sunrise. >> after that, we have until 2026 for it to happen again. >> you will be a little older? >> i might not be here anymore. >> [laughter] on the show, not dead. a break for the next couple of days. the next system comes friday into saturday and 1-2 feet of
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