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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)>> one man is 3 dead and an investigation underway after a car crash led to an officer invovled shooting yesterday.news 4's alex cannito is live from where the shooting happened with the very latest developments. 3 (alex - live) 3 lanes reopened around 11 pmtwo
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killed a manafter a major traffic crashshortly after 5 pm officers arrived on scene of crashseveral calls after from people involved in crashone of the drivers was acting erraticallysome witnesses say he was cursing and had a weapon of some kind... some of the witnesses believe it may have been a knifestill waiting on details from investigators he interacted with officersat some point gunshots were fired man is now deadnews 4 asked police if the incident was caused from road rage.. but we're still waiting for answers at this timeby protocol, the sparks police department and washoe county sheirff's office will take over the investigation.the identify of the man has yet to
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3 ((broadway: "that's under investigation i couldn't speculate at this point. so it's still under investigation but we're glad that the officers are safe and the other drivers in the accident were also not effected by this erratic person.")) 3 (alex - live)3 reporting live, alex cannito. back to you. 3 (samantha)>> on the crime watch this morning...two more people are facing charges in the murder of an 18- year-old.... carson city sheriff's detectives say they've arrested "daniel lease" and "keenan blackmore" in the death of grant watkins. this brings the number of people arrested to seven. 3 (samantha)>> according to detectives... on january 11th...a group of young men set out to rob watkins of about three ounces of marjuana. that's when things went wrong.... and someone opened fire, killing watkins. sheriff's officials say they believe they have now arrested
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offenders.... but they say more arrests could come later. anyone with information is asked to contact the carson city sheriff's office at 887-2500. 3 (bill)>> a nevada highway patrol trooper has been arrested and charged for driving under the influence. this is the first offense for trooper "christopher wirtanen" based on court records. according to an official at the nevada department of public safety... wirtanen is currently on paid administrative duties... and has not been working the roads since his arrest early friday morning. the trooper's arraignment is set for february first. 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look outside...
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3 (bill, samantha)3 >> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker.. for today look for mostly sunny skies along with average temperatures and light winds.3 right now at the airport...chilly temperatures with clear skies and calm winds.starting off seasonably cool this morning. here's a look at the current temperatures. near-average temperatures expected this afternoon.a quiet picture on satellite and radar. pretty quiet for the next few days. coming up...we'll see when our
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on the 7 day forecast.3 3 (samantha)>> wet weather 3 has caused dangerous cliff erosion along the california coastline, prompting a state of emergency. new drone video gives a unique look at just how dangerous the situation has become. the failing bluffs along the pacifica shorelin.. south of san francisco... have led city officials to declare a third apartment building uninhabitable. the city manager has declared a local state of emergency. 3 (bill)>> a drought- fueled algae explosion may have killed off all the fish at rye patch reservoir.and state wildlife officials are saying
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the popular northern nevada fishery known for its trophy- sized walleye and giant catfish.they also say they don't know if any of the fish are still alive in the frozen lake near lovelock.the algae bloom apparently happened because the reservoir has been stagnant..it hasn't seen fresh water for about three years. 3 (bill)>> officials say the lack of inflow combined with elevated minerals, low nutrients and cold temperatures apparently triggered the algae bloom. 3 (on your side) 3 (samantha)>> we have new controversial new rate change for residential solar customers. news 4's terri hendry has our "on your side" report for us this morning... 3 ((sot: nevadans need the choice and it should be up to nevadans to decide whether they want to create their own power with solar or stay with nv energy. a newly formed "pro solar" alliance filed a referendum petition first thing monday morning. supporters say they need 55- thousand signatures by march to get a question before voters this fall. if successful, they're hoping to
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decision.sot: what that will do is it will turn the net metering rules back to what they were before.kevin benson is a new officer of a newly created political action committee called the "no solar tax pac." he and others like joseph stephenson say this decision is hurting people. sot: after the five year incremental changes to the rate structure, it will be cheaper and more cost effective for me to pull my own solar off of my house. stephenson says he not only lost his job in the solar industry, but will have to replace part of his roof when he's forced to tear his panels down. he he'll be forced to do that five years out because otherwise he'll be paying higher utility bills than his neighbor. still, he says he's better off than those who financed their systems. sot: they will still have to pay for the solar array on top of their house on top of all of that. meanwhile across town, the p-u-c heard from solar customers, like reno city council woman naomi duerr. she
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$50-thousand for their home solar system.sot: we estimated a pay back of about eight years but the recent decision by the p-u-c to change that math means that we will never be paid back.after hearing from duerr and others, the three member panel voted to hold a reconsideration hearing on grandfathering but many hope the panel does more... sot: i want the puc to thing about the impacts of their decision and not just for those who have aleady invested, but for the many that we hope will invest in the future.)) 3 (samantha)>> that was terri hendry reporting. this new hearing is set for february 8th.again, it will look only at whether to grandfather in **existing residential solar customers under those old rates. as for future customers, this won't impact them... 3 (bill)>> happening this evening.. ... the salvation army and local businesses are inviting the homeless and anyone else who needs a hot meal to attend this year's "feed the hungry feast". also invited .,.. are those who particpated in today's "project homeless connect"
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until 3 noon at the downtown reno events center... at 400 north center street.. it will link homeless men, woman and children to local social service providers.. the feast is being held from 5 to 7 this evening.. also at the downtown reno events center. 3 (bill)>> more than 15- hundred guests are expected at today's feast. last year's meal provided more than 17-hundred 50 meals to washoe county residents. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> new dramatic video this morning.... >> we check out the moment the earthquake hit off the coast of alaska this weekend... the story.. after the break. 3 (bill)>> plus.. student loan debt exceeds 1-trillion dollars and about 14 percent of borrowers have defaulted on loans. at the same time, bonuses going out to department of education workers are going up. the story from washington.....
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3 >> drowning in debt ... it's a reality for so many
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college.(bill)>> as it turns out ... the federal agency tasked with handing out student loans is mired in controversy.here's our national correspondent kristine frazao. 3 ((when the housing bubble burst - so many in this country said - never again.but the government accountability institute's peter schweizer says it *is* happening again, but instead of home buyers getting predatory loans -it's students. peter schweizer/government accountability institute "they're studying social work or they want to be a school teacher and those are very noble and important professions but the reality is you're not going to be able to pay a 200,000 student loan back if you're making 35, 40 or 50 thousand dollars a year." ((vo: exteriors of dept of ed followed by g-a-o report - corporate graphic #1))it turns out the agency in charge of doling out those loans have been charged with inefficiency and mismanagement, according to a government accountability office report. department of education documents show that while the top bonus there was about 38 thousand dollars in 2011, in 2014 it was 75 thousand dollars - a 96 percent increase. peter
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accountability institute9:43 you have students who are not incentivized to try to pay off their student loans and you have a sprawling bureacracy that rewards inefficiency standup on capitol hill, lawmakers are calling out those inefficiencies and calling to simplify the system where currently the agency gets to set its own goals and define its own version of success. virginia foxx/chairwoman, higher education subcommittee "it's clear we've allowed this system to become far too complex to serve students well."at a hearing in november the f-s-a touted improvements, like making financial aid forms easier and reducing wastea&james runcie/fsa chief operating officer we updated our systems, increased capacity and provided training to thosuands of financial aid professionals at thousands of schools to move to 100 percent direct lendingand there's a growing concern problems now will lead to bigger problems latersen sherrod brown/d-ohio "when kids graduate with huge debt they can't buy a house, they're less likely to start a family they can't start a business, they just can't get going in their lives."another
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worry could be the next to burst.i'm kf reporting)) 3 (bill and sam)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker.3 3 near average highs yesterday...and expecting similar conditions today.for today...a few areas of patchy morning fog are possible in spots...especially in the valleys within the sierra as well as northeastern nevada. mostly sunny skies today with average temperatures.right now at the airport...chilly temperatures with clear skies and calm winds.starting off seasonably cool this morning. here's a look at the current temperatures. near-average temperatures expected this afternoon.a quiet picture on satellite and radar. pretty quiet for the next few days. for today look for mostly sunny skies along with average temperatures and light winds. on the 7 day forecast...things remain quiet for a few more days with temperatures warming up tomorrow and thursday. then heading into the weekend...our next storm system arrives bringing rain to the valleys and rain and snow to the mountains. a few flakes could mix in by sunday in the valleys as well.
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3 3 3 near average highs yesterday...and expecting similar conditions today.for today...a few areas of patchy morning fog are possible in spots...especially in the valleys as well as nevada. mostly with average temperatures.right now at the airport...chilly temperatures with clear skies and calm winds.starting off seasonably cool here's a look at the current temperatures. near-average temperatures expected this afternoon.a quiet picture on satellite and radar. pretty quiet for the next few days.for today look for mostly sunny skies along with average temperatures and light winds.on the 7 day forecast...things remain quiet for a few more days with temperatures warming up tomorrow and thursday. then heading into the weekend...our next storm system arrives bringing rain to the valleys and rain and snow to the mountains. a few flakes could mix in by sunday in the
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3 (bill)3 (tim)>> check this out... british astronaut tim peake recently shared his breathtaking view of the northern lights from space. peake took the photo while on board the international space station and posted it on his facebook page last week.the light display occurs when a burst of the sun's gas and magnetic field causes a solar wind, which hits the earth's atmosphere and creates the incredible sight. peake called his view of the aurora "magical." 3 (samantha)>> people along the east coast are continuing to dig out from this weekend's
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have been working around-the- clock to clear the major roads in the nation's capital.people were also taking part in the clean-up efforts... clearing sidewalks and digging out their vehicles so they could return to work.scene in brooklyn, new york... which was buried under two feet of snow.the storm is blamed for at least 41 deaths and has caused travel to come to a halt in some of the nation's largest cities. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> the search is on for two missing base jumpers in california...>> what officials are saying about the pair.. who jumped from a famous landmark. 3 (samantha)>> plus... sparks are flying in iowa.. just days before the iowa caucuses.. what the leading candidates are doing in the days ahead.. to attract voters. 3 (tim)>> and here's a look at your flight delays this morning.
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3 **stinger music**3 (bill)>> senator bernie sanders used humor and tried to solidify his position as an outsider who wants to change the system. hillary clinton defended why she should be the frontrunner on the democratic side for president.(samantha) >> nbc news correspondent edward lawrence joins us from washington with the latest on the final push to the iowa caucus. 3 decision 2016 swoosh sound 3 (( in iowa the temperatures may be cold.. but the race to be each party's nominee for president is heating up.the democratic candidates highlighted their differences from one another as they made a final pitch to people in iowa. (sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate)"i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on this issue."(sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate)"we tackled income inequality and produced results, not talk, action. and that's what i will do as president."meanwhile the
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race is 3 getting nastya& especially between donald trump and senator ted cruz.(sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate) "and i have no intention of responding in kind. i think the people of iowa deserve more respect than to see a bunch of candidates throwing insults and mud at each other."still, cruz released his second attack ad in iowa on donald trump's quote "new york values."(cruz campaign ad, "my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. they are different. like on abortion...) trump is now calling cruz the man from canada.(sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate)"because that pipeline goes from canada, the birthplace of, ted cruz, he was born there and now he goes all the way to texas, maybe he has a conflict of interest." the gop frontrunner says he will take action as president and not back down to anyone. (--- reporter live tag ---) political experts say donald trump has enormous crowds at his eventsa& but a win will come only if he can turn that energy into people actually showing up to caucus.edward lawrence nbc news washington.)) 3 (bill)>> making
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high-rise building in australia... sent plumes of smoke over central sydney today ... just blocks away from australia day celebrations.the blaze started in the kitchen of a restaurant on the ground floor.several fire trucks were dispatched to the building, with firefighters quickly extinguishing the fire as bystanders looked on. fire officials say...the blaze started in the kitchen when cooking oil was set on fire.. and then doused with water. luckily, no one was injured. 3 (samantha)>> in russia.. a single-engine plane crashed on a highway in the outskirts of moscow over the weekend after it tried to make an emergency landing.drone footage published by a russian blogger shows the plane wreckage straddling the rail that separates north and southbound traffic on the highway known as m-eight.the red plane was identified as a two-seater, and it was carrying only the pilot. no injuries were reported. 3 (samantha)>> thirteen people were rescued from a sinking yacht off the coast of south florida. the 106- foot "serena 3" sank last
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broward county.. near fort lauderdale.u-s coast guard officials say it appears the vessel began taking on water after running aground. according to a marine tow in service... the boat sank in 12- hundred feet of water and is unrecoverable. 3 (bill)>> this morning.. the search continues for two people missing after base- jumping off california's big sur coast.authorities say the man and woman jumped off the famous "bixby bridge" in monterey county last wednesday.according to investigators, the female jumper.. from ventura, california.. completed a base jump, landed near the ocean, and got into trouble when a large set of waves came.her partner .. who was a base jumping instructor from finland...realized she was in trouble and jumped after her. neither have been seen since and are presumed dead. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> seconds could be the difference between life and death.. when it comes to treating patients...>> still ahead.. how nurses from around the world.. are getting training right here in northern nevada.. to make those seconds count. 3
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3 >> an officer- involved shooting shuts down a busy intersection..... how it all played out... 3 (bill)>> plus... a 3 major earthquake off alaska...has left some families without homes...we explain how a quake would impact buildings here... and what safety measures are...or are not... in place. 3 (samantha)>> and the winter blues can be tough.... especially with all these storms this winter season.how to recognize if *you* have seasonal depression... and ways to fight the gloomy mood. these stories and more.. coming up on this tuesday, january 26, 2016.
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news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (sam)>> good morning 3 and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm samantha boatman.(bill)>> and i'm bill frankmore.. 3 (samantha)>> a car crash 3 yesterday afternoon led to an officer invovled shooting and the death of one man.news 4's alex cannito is live on scene from where the shooting happened with the very latest developments. 3 (alex - live) 3 lanes reopened around 11 pmtwo reno police officers shot and killed a manafter a major traffic crashshortly after 5 pm officers arrived on scene of crashseveral calls after from
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the drivers was acting erraticallysome witnesses say he was cursing and had a weapon of some kind... some of the witnesses believe it may have been a knifestill waiting on details from investigators he interacted with officersat some point gunshots were fired man is now deadgang unit was on scene... police tell news 4 no gangs involved in this incidentby protocol, the sparks police department and washoe county sheirff's office will take over the investigation.the identify of the 3 man has yet to be released.
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we're one department. we're a regional gang unit, anytime there's a shooting like this we have nhp also on scene so we all come together as law enforcement to make sure we have each other's backs.")) 3 (alex - live)reporting live, alex cannito. back to you. 3 (bill and samantha)3 >>let's take a quick look outside...current conditions and skycam 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker...for today look for mostly sunny skies
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temperatures and light winds.3 right now at the airport...chilly temperatures with clear skies and calm winds.starting off seasonably cool this morning. here's a look at the current temperatures. near-average temperatures expected this afternoon.a quiet picture on satellite and radar. pretty quiet for the next few days. coming up...we'll see when our next storm system comes around
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3 (samantha)>> for years ... experts have said nevada could have another destructive earthquake. so are buildings in our region capable of handling one?news 4 spoke with reno and county building officials ... who tell us that both jurisdictions are always looking to do seismic upgrades on older structures. they also say, if a large earthquake were to hit ...there isn't a big concern when it comes to infrastructure safety in a majority of our region.
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wind for our structure, we also have high snow loads, so in the upper elevatnions we can exceed 300 pounds per square foot." )) 3 (samantha)>> officials say they follow an international building code, similar to the bay area ... that means structures are built to a higher standard and most of them are built by structural or civil engineers. 3 (bill)>> two nurses from hong kong.. are training at renown regional medical center to bring their newly acquired skills back to their country. yesterday... they specifically trained with care flight to learn about treating patients while in the aircraft.this training is considered the gold standard in improving advanced critical medical care for trauma patients during transport.for the fifth year ... nurses have been sent to the biggest little city to learn about aircraft transport.. as well as other medical practices inside the e-r. 3 (( "we learn so much from them every year about their culture and how things work in their country and just kind of it's
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process where our nurses learn a little bit about nursing elsewhere.")) 3 (bill)>> the nurses will also train with remsa's ground ambulances to learn advanced skills that our medical professionals practice every day. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> now that we are nearing the end of january... it is time to talk about the winter blues...>> what to look out for... to lift you out of an approaching february funk... the story.. when we return.... 3 3 3 " news 4
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3 (samantha)3 >> winter can be a tough season....especially with all the storm activity we've seen lately. a lot of folks just want these dreary days to go away. but there are ways to
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holly firfer ... 3 ((even if you love the cold and outdoor winter sports, you've got to admit this has been a tough season. not only is it brisk outside, but shorter days and longer nights can bring on the blues.it's estimated at least 12 million americans suffer from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder or sad. doctors say in severe cases people with sad become depressed. many patients claim they just can't function. that's because the brain goes through a chemical imbalance due to a lack of sunlight, which can lead to a number of symptoms...such as fatigue, lack of energy, oversleeping, difficulty concentrating and cravings for foods high in carbohydrates that can cause weight gain. there are ways sad can be treated. modify your diet and exercise more. there are specially designed light boxes that are used to treat those with sad and if the problem becomes serious, some doctors will recommend anti-depressants or
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get through the dark days of winter. and be with family. laughter and togetherness are great therapy for the winter blues. it's a perfect way to stay warm, even if the temperatures outside are frigid.)) 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> that was holly firfer reporting for us this morning... 3 coming up.. it seemed like a good idea at the time... what happened when a sloth tried to cross a busy road.... and who came to the rescue. 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 discussion. 3
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alabama sniffed her way to the finish line and a top ten finish during a half marathon. runners say "ludivine" escaped her backyard the morning of january 16-th and took her place at the starting line of the trackless trek half marathon. she would eventually cross the finish line in seventh place... averaging a dog-g one time of seven minutes per mile. organizers say next year's race will be renamed "the hounddog half" and a special prize will be given to seventh place. 3 (samantha)>> here's a question for you... how did the sloth cross the road? very slowly... this little guy was rescued by the transit authority in ecuador .... after he tried to cross a busy street. he got in a little over his head... and decided to hold on to the guardrail until help arrived. officials say the little animal has been checked by a veterinarian and is in great condition.the
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back to his natural habitat. 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist
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3 near average highs yesterday...and expecting similar conditions today.for today...a few areas of patchy morning fog are possible in spots...especially in the valleys within the sierra as well as northeastern nevada. mostly sunny skies today with average temperatures.right now at the airport...chilly temperatures with clear skies and calm winds.starting off seasonably cool this morning. here's a look at the current temperatures. near-average temperatures expected this afternoon.a quiet picture on satellite and radar. pretty quiet for the next few days. for today look for mostly sunny skies along with average temperatures and light winds. on the 7 day forecast...things remain quiet for a few more days with temperatures warming up tomorrow and thursday. then heading into the weekend...our next storm system arrives bringing rain to the valleys and rain and snow to the mountains. a few
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3 swoosh sound3 3 >> (((gianna)>> three former pack players... all heading to the superbowl with the broncos gave news 4 an exclusive interview about what it's like to be on such a successful team together... that story and more coming up in
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3 decided.the carolina panthers will play the denver broncos in super bowl 50 on february 7th.(take vo)the broncos beat theeigning super bowl champs new england on sunday... while the carolina panthers defeated the arizona cardinals.denver quarterback peyton manning will be playing in his fourth super bowland he'll be the oldest quarterback ever to play in the big show at 39 years old.panthers quarterback cam newton will play in his first super bowl in his 5-year career...and it's the panthers' second ever super bowl appearance in the team's 20 year historycarolina is an early favorite to win the game. (gianna)>> there will be a ton of nevada representation in the showdown at levi's stadium... three former pack players are on the broncos squad... (take vo)linebacker brandon marshall, tight end virgil green, and on the practice squad is reed high
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weekends ago i traveled to denver to cover the divisional playoff game between the broncos and the steelers... all three former pack players told me what its like to all be on the same pro team... (take sot)((it's great you, we have a lot of laughs... ) ((it's good, it's good honestly you 3 know, some guys you can share familiar stories with...)) ((i'm pretty spoiled 3 right now to be on a team
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fun year so far.))(gianna)>> for green adn marshall this will be their second time going to the superbowl and once again doing it together on the broncos squad... (gianna)>> the nevada football season may have just ended... but its has had a busy off season already... at least three athletes have committed to the pack in the last few days... (take pic) and the latest commit is out of texas... wide reciever david harvey from new caney high school tweeted his decision on monday... he had a breakout senior season in 2015, grabbing 63 passes for 1,257 yards, and 19 touchdowns... (gianna)>> it was a big weekend for the wolf pack men's basketball team... on saturday night in front of the fifth largest crowd in lawlor events center history... nevada defeated unlv by two points... after the win the guys were bursting with excitment... but at practice on monday the guys put the win behind them and were only focused one thing.... tuesday night's home matchup against, mountain west leader, san
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game is over, you cannot.... )) ((we got to be men tomorrow because... ))((it's a bigger game than 3 unlv...for thte crowd to here would be great.))(take full screen)3 the aztecs are hands down the class of the mountain west... they beat utah state on saturday to improve to 14 and 6 on the season... undfeated 6 and oh in conference...a
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back to eight o'clock so plan 3 accordingly...(gianna) that's it for sports... i'm
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a man is did this morning after a major car crash led 12 officer-involved shooting yesterday evening. we will bring the latest developments in this investigation in a couple of minutes. alex, thank you. for several years, experts have said there is a potential of a major earthquake in the silver state and we will take a look at the local infrastructure and hopper. we are. a controversial decision was made by nevada's public
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will look at the recent advanced once made by supporters of solar energy, and more. these stories on your tuesday, january 26, 2016. you are watching news 4 today, on your side in high definition. a good tuesday morning and welcome to the second hour of news 4 today. i'm bill frankmore. >> i'm samantha boatman. 6:01 on your tuesday morning and a lot is still to come, including news from the international olympic committee metal pole chiefs when it comes to transgender is allowed to compete in the olympics. >> very interesting. go. >> a couple of decades and there was a lot of accusations about that. we will talk about that. sunshine is headed your way and two or three days of storms and wet weather coming up. first, one is dead and an investigation is under way after a car crash led to an
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yesterday afternoon. alex cannito joins us from where the shooting happened with the latest developments. >>reporter: good morning. we are at smith bridge plaza and that is where major car well as a deadly officer- involved shooting across from the meadowood mall on south mccarran. to recap what happened coppa , around 5:00 p.m., there was a major car crash on this street but it wasn't until the officers were on scene that they received more phone calls from drivers involved in that major car crash. one of the drivers was acting erratically and we are told that he was cussing and had a weapon of some kind and the witnesses believed it may have been a nice. we are waiting on official details from investigators for what weapon he had, and if he had a weapon at all. we know police tell us that he interacted with officers and
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fired and the man was pronounced dead on the scene. was for asked police if the incident was caused from road rage. we are waiting for answers this morning. >> that is under investigation. i couldn't speculate. it is under investigation on where glad the officers are saved -- safe and the other drivers were also not affected by this erratic person. >>reporter: because the reno police department was involved in the shooting, the sparks police department on the washing up county sheriff's office will take over the investigation from this point, moving forward. we are awaiting the identity of the man involved in the deadly shooting in when we have any information we will bring that to you as soon as possible. alex cannito, back to you. nevada highway patrol trooper has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence on friday morning. this is the first offense for trooper, christopher wirtanen. based on court records, christopher wirtanen is unpaid
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administrative duties and is not working the road since his arrest on friday. according to an official, he said the trooper is cooperating with all the tests and his arraignment is set for february 1. two people face charges in the murder of an 18-year-old. they say they have arrested daniel lease and keenan blackmore in the death of grant watkins. this brings the number of people arrested up to seven. according to detectives, a group of young men said to rob watkins of 3 ounces of marijuana . things went wrong and someone open fire, killing watkins. officials believe they arrested a core group of offenders, but they say more arrest could come later. anyone with information is asked to contact the carson city sheriff's office at the number on your screen pot, 88 seven, 2500. let's switch gears. this is getting into the heightened season of seasonal affective disorder when you get
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chance to go outside because it is cold and windy and grade. we are getting bills from all the money we spent over the holidays. >> that is true. >> do you know why? happy tuesday. >> we are is the harmonica player? >> a lot of people were walking on their lunch break and soaking up the sunshine. >> that is what you have to do to battle that seasonal affective disorder. >> that is sad. you need to get out there and get in the sunshine and take it in. it is very limited in the hours of sunshine and we have so many days with moisture, clouds and rain and snow that it is rare to get out and enjoy it. you have a cup of more chances this week to do that. maybe your lunch break or briefly, after work. >> seasonal affective disorder hits people in other parts of the country a lot harder than it does for us. >> especially if you look at the last several winters where there was so much sunshine and
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this winter is different. the water numbers, since october 1, there was 4.66 inches of precipitation. rainfall and melting the snow. 4.66 inches, as compared to the average for october 1 through yesterday's date of 3.22. we are above average, so far, since october 1 by almost 1.5 inches of precip. the pair that to last year, 4.66 this year and 1.42 at this point, last year. certainly, quite a bit better. we are doing okay. let's keep it going. we have another storm coming for this weekend that should add to the numbers. snow pack and is here as above average this year and that is great news, as well. 49 in reno-sparks and mostly sunny skies for today. the highs 49 in the low was 30. carson city and elko, light winds for today and not much to worry about.
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in some spots this morning. especially, this theory valley and places like truckee and northeastern nevada. most of us are starting off dry outside those areas and we have dry day with clear skies and 27 degrees. the 7 day forecast is coming up. back to you. the silver state is known as earthquake country. for several years, experts that nevada has the potential for another destructive earthquake. the question is, is the infrastructure capable of handling one if it does happen? jaime hayden spoke with building inspectors to find out more. >>reporter: for example, as a courthouse in downtown reno, the building officials say seismic upgrades are a priority. they say within the last 100 years, this building, in particular, has been approved for earthquakes and other national disasters that could occur in the region. the washoe county courthouse is one of several buildings in northern nevada listed on the u.s. national register of
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in 1910, making it and other older structures a priority for city and county officials, when it comes to earthquake safety. >> from the early 1900s or 1800s, those, we should be more cautious of. those performed pretty well. >>reporter: ron jackson is a washoe county official and said there is not a big concern in the jurisdiction for infrastructure safety if a larger rake were to hit. still, he said the county major the older buildings, including the courthouse, are up to date. >> we put in a steel reinforced skeleton structure on the inside it made sure the. it on the roof would be tied off. >>reporter: the county currently follow than international building code similar to the bay area. >> the buildings are built to a higher standard and are designed by structural or civil engineers. >>reporter: in reno, many buildings in downtown, including city hall, would be able to withstand a significant sized earthquake because the majority of the area is modern. >> even though the buildings were built in the 60s, it is
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withstand it. >>reporter: there are concerns for other buildings, more than 100 years old, including some of the university. he said they wouldn't make it through a large earthquake, making them do for upgrades. >> as we inspect those buildings, or look at those issues, that is when we make those determinations. >>reporter: even though nevada is the third most seismically active state in the country, jepson said earthquakes are not the only natural disaster. ruptures in the state are built to withstand these. >> we have 130-mile an hour design win and high snow loads. we can see 300 pounds per square foot. >> because natural disasters can occur any time, it is best to be prepared. jepson suggested having a safety. ready to go with plenty of food and water. for more information and earthquake and other hazard tips, go to our website at mynews4.com.
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wet weather has caused dangerous cliff erosion along the california coastline, prompting an emergency. new drone video gives a unique look at how dangerous the situation has become. look at that. the failing bluffs along the pacific shoreline led officials to declare a third apartment building uninhabitable on monday. significant storm damage in the city over the last several weeks led the city manager to declare local state of emergency on friday. the pacific city council on monday approved the emergency declaration after storms caused by those recent storms batter the city coastline. new developments have come out following a controversial decision by nevada's public utilities commission. the decision deals with a rate change for solar rooftop customers. members of a newly formed pro solar alliance filed a referendum petition and hope to collect 55,000 signatures to
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existing solar customers say the new math makes it impossible for them to recoup their solar investment. meanwhile, other supporters were marking a small victory. they were able to convince the pac to hold another meeting to consider grandfathering in existing residential solar customers that the old rates. critics say the decision is not only hurting them, but killing jobs and destroying the rooftop solar industry in nevada. >> if you ask the voters whether they approve these new fees and rates, it decimated this industry. >> i want the puc to think about the impact of their decision -- not just for those who invested -- but for many we hope will invest in the future. >> a reconsideration hearing is set on february 8. a popular northern nevada fishery could take years to rebound after a knowledge explosion may have killed all the fish. a biologist credits the golden algae bloom to no fresh water flowing into the reservoir for nearly three years.
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trophy sized walleye in -- and giant catfish are alive until this spring. 11 minutes after the hour. two hong kong nurses are bringing their newly acquired skills to their home country. yesterday, they specifically trained with care flight to learn about treating patients while in an aircraft. training is considered the gold standard in advance critical care for trauma patients during transport. for the fifth year, nurses have been sent to learn about aircraft transport, as well as other medical practices inside the e.r. >> we learned so much about their culture and how things work in their country. it is a wonderful exchange process. are nurses learn a little bit about nursing elsewhere. >> in the air and on the ground, the nurses will train with ground ambulances to learn advanced skills that are
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good morning. i'm kimberly wade here at nevada humane society and with me, is bound to. this beautiful guy is about a year old and curious as ever. he has eight kitten personality and loves to run and climb and jump and will entertain you for hours. bounty is available for adoption at the nevada humane society in reno. we are open seven days a week for pet adoptions. bring your family so we can make sure bounty is a good fit for everybody. he is ready to go home. come visit bounty today. solar is aiming to make
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this is a self prepared stroller that will make going uphill a lot easier. it has a bottle warmer, built- in music, internal and external cameras and three different retractable canopies. supporters recently launched indiegogo pages and will pay $399 for stroller without the self propelling technology and model. the price will likely be around $3000 when the stroller officially launches next year. kind of scary, like driverless cars. you never really know if you could trust them. i don't know. i think i will stick to the one that e've got. >> mommy power is better. this winter kept many people indoors. cable boxes were working over time. on saturday, nearly 1.3 million comcast customers used x venedy on demand to watch movies and
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officials say it is a record for simultaneous views and i imagine it slowed things down a little back in total on-demand viewing for comcast, the biggest cable tv and internet earlier. officials with the warner cable say internet usage was up by 34% in new york city. the cofounder, been caught one, created a small batch of ice cream in honor of his favorite candidate, bernie sanders. he made 40 pints of bernie's year turning in his kitchen. it is meant flavor with chocolate chips and he is giving away 25 pints in a contest run by sander's campaign. the contest lives on saturday and ends on february 3. the ice cream is branded as ben's best and does not include a ben & jerry's local. they say it has nothing to do with this brand. i wonder if the mint chocolate chip has anything to do with -- >> i was going to say --
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>> who knows. we will see what the other contenders, if they had ice cream made after them. that would be interesting to see. there has to be a couple of sour patch raisins in there. here is the forecast on this tuesday morning. give us some sunshine, my friend. for the next few days we are looking at sunshine and forecast. quiet weather, we grow concerned about the air- quality. set up. moderate air-quality shows no time. patchy morning fog is possible for a few spots and the sierra gondola is included. mostly sunny, otherwise, for the day. we have average or near average temperatures for today, before warm-up for wednesday and thursday.
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skies and 81% humidity. we are below zero in the ely but five above in eureka and seven in elko. most of the rest of us are in the 20s and maybe some teens in some higher elevations. we are looking at a clear picture of satellite and radar. nothing really going on now or for the day. starting with patchy fog in a couple of areas this morning and perhaps some ice on the roads, as a result. ousley sunday, otherwise with light winds and averages in the 40s for tahoe and 40s to near 50s for western nevada. into the northern zones, we are looking at 40s with flows into the 20s and 30s tonight. quiet weather and near average for the day, as we's into the -- as we go into the 7 day forecast. tomorrow, into thursday and friday, tomorrow will be war before the storm system makes it's arrival. temperatures are topping into
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the second half of the day, we start to watch a chance for rain to arrive in that will temperature is back down. into the we can, rain is in the valley and eventually, a very slowly lowering the level. starting out pretty high and gradually lowering over the couple of days between friday and sunday. form. >> we need it. someone has a great prize this week. >> the las vegas mortar speedway and boyd gaming is giving away we can trip for two for the nascar weekend in las vegas. we collect five names by way of the trivia question and will announce the big winner from those five this friday on news 4 at or. 336-6270 if you want a chance to win. the fourth caller will get the chance if they harry have -- if they have the right answer. in today's data 1938, which state enacted the first prohibition law. tennessee, new york or north carolina?
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still to come, changes coming up on this tuesday, unplowed roads from the blizzard of 2016 lead to growing frustrations all up and down the east coast. more snow possibly headed to the region. we will have that covered. the new warning on over-the- counter pain medications. are you taking too many? are you jeopardizing your health? those stories and we go one-on- one with dustin hoffman this morning. the surprising thing he doesn't know about his kung fu panda character. he will open up about the legendary rose turned down when we get started on tuesday, right here on the "today show." i wonder what he turned it down? that is coming up and 35
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winner. >> yes. christine from the ely. good job. on today's date in 1838, which state enacted the first prohibition law? tennessee, new york or north carolina. want to guess? >> you have it. tennessee. >> old moonshine made after that. let's talk about the trending. this is interesting involving transgender athletes. >> they could be able to compete in this summer's olympic games without having gender reassignment surgery. >> wow. this proposed rule change would be a milestone in olympic history. transgender athletes have been allowed in the olympics since 2004, but only after surgery and two years of hormone therapy. >> the rule change establishes hormone-based criteria. anatomically male competitors must prove their testosterone levels have been below a
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order to compete and female divisions. they must also declared their female gender. >> the medical juice proposed rule changes that allow female to male transgender athletes to
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without prescriptions. lanes are reopened after a major car crash and a deadly officer-involved shooting. we bring the latest coming up in a couple of minutes. president obama shares his latest plan in the op-ed piece for the washington post. details on the change he hopes to bring to the justice system. these stories and a lot more coming up on tuesday, january -- generate 26, 2016. you are watching news 4 today, on your side and in high
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good tuesday morning and welcome to the last half-hour of news 4 today. i'm samantha boatman. i'm bill frankmore. it is 6:30 on the 26th day of january. thanks for sticking around for the final half hour of the show. first, a car crash yesterday afternoon led to an officer-involved shooting and the death of one. alex cannito is live from where the shooting happened with the latest developments. >>reporter: good morning. we are at smith ridge plaza and you can see behind me that traffic is moving this morning. it happened around 11:00 when lanes were reopen from a major car crash and deadly officer- involved shooting. to talk about the order of events, we are told by reno police that at around 5:00 p.m. they got cause of a major crash on south mccarran boulevard the street from the meadowood mall. officers say that after they
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the car crash, they received phone calls about a driver involved in the crash. people said he was acting erratically. some of the witnesses said he was cursing and had a weapon of some kind. the witnesses say it may have in a nice. we are waiting on details from investigators for what weapon he had, and if he had a weapon at all. they say the man did interact with police officers and at some point, that is when gunshots were fired and the man was pronounced dead on the scene. a gaming unit was on the scene. no gangs were involved. this was -- we are one department and have a regional gang unit. when there is a shooting, we are on the scene and we come together as law enforcement to make sure we have each other's
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>>reporter: we are waiting on the identity of the man involved in this officer- involved shooting and will bring the information. based on protocol, the sparks police department and the washroom county sheriff's department is taking over this investigation. stay with us for the latest information. alex cannito, back to you. two more people are facing charges in the murder of an 18- year-old. carson city detectives say they arrested daniel lee's and keenan blackmore in the death of grant -- grant watkins. this brings the total number arrested 27 and according to detectives the group of young men set out to rob watkins of about 3 ounces of pot and things went wrong. somebody open fire killing watkins. sheriff's deputies say they believe they have no arrested the core group of offenders. they say more arrest could come later and anyone with information should contact the
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887 2500. a nevada highway patrol trooper was arrested and charged with driving over the influence over the weekend. it was the first offense for trooper christopher wirtanen. he is currently on paid administrative leave and has not been working the roads since his arrest early friday morning. that is according to an official at the nevada department of public safety. he says the trooper is cooperating with all the testing and his arraignment is set for february 1. still to come, experts have warned of possible earthquakes in nevada.
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big one comes.
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welcome back. for years, experts have said that nevada could have another destructive earthquake. the question is, are the buildings in our region capable of handling one? news 4 spoke with reno and county building officials. they say both jurisdictions are always looking to do seismic upgrades on older structure in the northern nevada. they say if a large earthquake we are to hit, there is not a big concern for infrastructure safety in the majority of the region. officials said they followed an international building code similar to the bay area, which means structures are built to a higher standard than most, by civil engineers. wet weather has caused dangerous cliff erosion along the california coastline, prompting a state of emergency. who drone video gives a unique look at how dangerous the situation has become. the failing bluffs along the pacific the shoreline led officials to declare third apartment building uninhabitable on monday.
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the city manager to declare a state of emergency on friday. the city council approved the emergency declaration after storms battered the city coastline. >> that is costly property. >> in the bay area, are you kidding me? let's take a peek outside. monday was a piece of cake around here. no wrenches were thrown in our plans on yesterday. good morning, tim. >> yes it was. people are getting out to enjoy the sunshine during their lunch hour and that will be the case for the next few days. warmer temperatures by tomorrow and especially on thursday and even friday, before the storm system gets here. we will be warm during the daylight. some warm temperatures are i would ahead of us and we are close to average, which means upper 40s for reno-sparks. 49 for the high later on and mostly sunny with fog ins some
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may be some i sent some of the roadways in the areas that are seeing fog. those are few and far between. the best chance for fog is in the valley this morning. generally light winds and quiet weather and dry for the next few days. 27 in reno, at the airport. calm winds in clear skies with 81% humidity and temperature as close to average for this time of year, through the afternoon. this morning, teens and 20s, typical for a january day. mostly clear on satellite and radar and that means mostly sunny skies for the day. more cloud cover tomorrow and thursday and warmer for both days. the arrival of the next storm system will be broken down in your 7 day forecast. back over to you. let's see how your tuesday morning commute is doing with
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>> good tuesday morning. there's a vehicle injury action northbound on 580 south of glendale, in front of the gsr. other than that, everything's incident free with things moving at top speeds. it might seem like it is are the, but that is a bicycle out here. if you are passing a bicycle, given a minimum of 3 feet between your vehicle and them. if you have more than two lanes, you have to be in the left lane while passing a a bicycle. you have to give a minimum of 3 feet while passing and if there is a link to the left available, you have to be in that lane while passing the bicycle. enjoy this beautiful day and keep yours cell phones off and seat belts on. back to you. >> thank you very much, trooper duncan. coming up, the financial headlines and the major
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stay with us. [applause] [bells ringing] welcome back. the opening bell on wall street, apollo had the honor is. looking good and finally, above 16,000 on the dow jones, currently up 124 points. some of the stories for financial headlines, oil rose further above $30 a barrel, lifted by hopes that opec and non-opec producers may be closer to a deal. the organization of petroleum exporting countries is asking rival producers to cut supply alongside its members. russia, key to any deal, has so far refused to cooperate. sprint is cutting about 2500 jobs, 8% of the work horse and closing six customer service centers around the
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shares of the kansas raised company are down 39% in the past year and the stock dropped 9.6% in afternoon trading, yesterday. the american auto giant, four, announced they will withdraw from the japanese market. the company cited lack of profitability is the main ford will terminate all employees, close dealerships and stop importing cars by the end of 2016. the company will continue to provide service and warranty support in japan. only about 4900 vehicles are registered in that country. they represent 1.5% of new-car sales. ford announced they will also withdraw from indonesia. let's toss it over to tim. good morning. good morning. average temperatures yesterday, and that will be the case one
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before we start a warm-up for wednesday and thursday, and it is followed by a storm system friday and into the weekend. 49 yesterday compared to the 47 average. patchy morning fog could be out there, especially in the sierra valley. mostly sunny and near average temperatures through the day to day. 27 in town this morning and that is at the at the airport. calm winds and clear skies, right now. temperatures are still below zero in one spot, and that is ely at five to below -- at 5 degrees below zero. into the sierra, into the 20s right now. temperatures are fairly seasonable and a little chilly. below zero is downright cold, i would say. we are looking clear across the board and that will be the case . we could start with patchy
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the weather, as i thought , as far as weather is concerned with mostly sunny skies and temperatures near average. it is the mid to upper 40s, including 49 in reno sparks for the high. the northeastern part is above average. light winds and mostly sunny and we could start with fog in some areas. upper 40s in fallon and 52 for the high in hawthorne. the 7 day forecast oaks relatively quiet. a few more clouds. making to the upper 50s in carson city by thursday and warm during the day on friday before the storm system arrives. the storm system for the second half and into the weekend ring -- brings rain chances with highs snow levels and through the weekend the snow levels gradually drop and temperatures will drop and we could see some flakes down in the valley floor. back over to you. for a second forecast time
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sophisticated escape is making headlines. the daring prison break in new york over the summer revealed a complicated plot and the one that took place in california on friday has investigators scratching their heads. here is more. >>reporter: we are in a position where we absolutely need the public's help. jeff laid out a manhunt in california. after three inmates broke out of the orange county central menstrual on friday. >> these three are extremely dangerous felons and need to be apprehended and brought back to custody, immediately. >>reporter: two of them face charges against murder and attempted murder and have ties to vietnamese gangs, it is thought. a third is faced with murder and torture charges. they cut through a medal plate and then went through cramped tunnels and use bed sheets and towels to repel 50 feet to the ground.
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jail and people are turning in their old laundry. it is easy to accumulate bed sheets and pillow cases in such. >>reporter: they cleared three security check points undetected and emerge from the hulking concrete -- concrete facility. >> we are talking about preaching comment some places, significant amounts of steel, rebar and metal. >>reporter: it is not clear if they had help. a fight that broke out friday night may have been staged to delay discovery of their escape. a political crisis continued in haiti as the prime minister said postponed elections should not be held until the president leaves power. protesters turned out in the streets and port-au-prince. the rally was peaceful but similar events in recent days have resulted in violence. haiti was choose -- haiti was
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on sunday. the political race was postponed after the candidate refused to participate over alleged fraud and it sparked antigovernment protesters in violence. >> opening statements were held today and yesterday in the trial at new york city police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black men and a stairwell and 2015. officer peter lang is accused of recklessly firing into a dark stairwell, killing a person. they say neither his partner or anyone else stopped to help. he said he accidentally discharges weapon and didn't know he heard anybody. he faces second-degree man good charges. president obama said he is confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons. the news came in an op ed that the pads that it -- the
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he said that solitary confinement reduces chances for successful rehabilitation and should be a last resort for inmates who posed threats to themselves or staff numbers. it will affect around 10,000 federal inmates have limit solitary confinement for the mentally ill. obama has made criminal justice reform a key goal for his last year in office. a website was shut down in japan's ministry of health, welfare and labor. and employee notice the site was down and hackers that overwhelm servers. the site was not accessible for a number of hours. no information was confirmed stolen. a hactivists group, anonymous, dropped hints on twitter that they were responsible. tokyo police held a seminar for data communication, finance and railroad companies this morning
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if you travel today, good morning. we will send it to the today show him just a minute. first, a preview of what is coming up on "mornings on fox 11".
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mccarran boulevard, following the latest officer-involved shooting. amanda warford will tell us what is going on at the nevada museum of art. there is an old video of presidential candidate, ted cruz. jeannie moos weighs in on it. thank you very much for that, melissa. we will get you to the "today show" in about five minutes. let's get a look at the forecast. a couple of more days of sunshine. a few more days, in fact. we add clouds for wednesday and thursday. it will be warmer and great for getting outdoors. the next system is by friday and into your we can. we watch for rain and even some snow, depending on elevations. we will keep an eye on that. back to today, closer to average and then we start to warm up for wednesday and thursday, despite added cloud cover. mid 50s tomorrow and upper 50s on thursday. low 60s on friday before the
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>> i like sicilies good morning. right to the point. hillary clinton confronted with a tough question from a young voter. >> i don't see the same enthusiasm from younger people for you. in fact, i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest. >> while chris christie gets defensive when asked why he returned to the campaign trail so soon after the storm. >> you want me to go down with a mop? >> with six days till the iowa caucuses, why donald trump is threatening to pull out of this week's debates.
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