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news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (bill)3 >> good morning and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm bill frankmore.(sam)
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3 (bill)3 >> we begin this morning.. with overnight news... reno police are investigating a shooting that happened just before midnight... at siri's casino .. in the 200 block of north virginia street. police tell news 4 that the shooting took place inside the casino.. and that one person was taken to renown with unknown injuries. one person is currently in custody.... and all parties involved are reportedly cooperating with the investigation. 3 (bill)>> we will be following this story throughout the day.. and we will keep you posted on any further developments. 3 (samantha)>> now to a developing story.. reno police are searching for any leads on a suspect... that they say... fired several shots into one reno apartment... injuring a man inside.police say it happened in the 100 block of grove street early saturday morning...when they arrived... they found a man sitting in his apartment with gunshot wounds.he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries...and he
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would shoot him... and he doesn't have problems with anyone.if you have information about the shooting... police are asking you to call secret witness at 322-49-hundred. 3 (bill)>> truckee police crews second man whose canoe capsized on donner lake friday night.officials say they found 34-year-old lucas johnson's body in about 60 feet of water yesterday afternoon... at the northeast corner of the lake... near where they beleive the canoe capsized.he was from auburn.a rescue team found the body of a second man saturday ... in about 15 feet of water...he has been identified as 33-year-old joshua patterson from cool, california in el dorado county. officials do not believe the men were wearing life vests... the water in donner lakewas between 37 and 39 degrees this weekend. 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look outside... current conditions and skycam
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it over to 3 meteorologist tim studebaker.. tree pollen is high out there...otherwise the other allergens are relatively low. here's a look.for today...look for another warm one with a mix of sun and clouds. light winds.on satellite and radar...pretty quiet with a few clouds mixing with the clear skies. look for a mix of sun and clouds today. the dry pattern continues for now.right now...seasonably cool to start the day. once again unseasonably warm for the afternoon. a look at that
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coming 3 up. 3 (sam)3 >> a heads up.. if you see smoke in and around lake tahoe.. don't be alarmed. the nevada division of forestry and the u.s forest service may continue prescribed fire operations this week.. starting today.. on the east shore, operations may take place near logan shoals vista point, camp galilee, spooner summit and sand harbor. on the south shore, operations may take place near spring creek, panther road, and lake tahoe boulevard near sawmill road. the prescribed burns will take place .. weather permitting.. 3 (bill)>> nevada's attorney
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*against president obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.a-g adam laxalt filed documents saying he endorses the legal fight in several states against the 'clean power plan'.he believes states have a right to decide pollution emission standads for themselves.a climate advocacy representative said laxalt is choosing the interests of out-of-state coal corporations over the health of children, communities and the climate.laxalt says he believes the e-p-a is exceeding its authority in efforts to implement obama's plan. 3 (samantha)>> a team of scientists has successfully used drones to cloud- seed... in an effort to boost precipitation during a storm the test flight was done by a team of d-r-i scientists and engineers from drone america. scientists say the drone based cloud seeding will help eliminate the human risk factor of flying through storms.right now, the d-r-i cloud seeds in the tahoe basin through stations on the ground... including one at the top of alpine meadows ski resort. 3 ((adam watts: "dri's got about
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with the science and application of weather modification or cloud seeding, that basically involves the use of different aperatus to particles of silver iodide into clouds that brings more precipitation out of the clouds than you wouldn't normally get if you didn't modify that. ")) 3 (samantha)>> the water demand continues to increase in northern nevada ... and as of january 24th ... d-r-i's cloud seeding program has added 3-point-5 to 4-point-2 billion gallons of water to our current snow pack. 3 (bill)>> a family health fair is back in town... and this year officials are adding more services.news 4's alex cannito joins us live in studio with a look at what we can expect at this year's event. 3 (alex - studio)family health festival is back... and they're offering free and low cost services to the community it's the third year for the festival here in reno and new this year is a free teen health clinic.
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meadows healthy communities. and in an effort to improve community healthy... they're parterning with several local organizations.this year catholic charities, the food bank of northern nevada, renonwn and the washoe county health district are getting involved... just to name a few. it's part of tmhc's goal of providing the community acces to things such as food, healthcare and employment.the festival is free to all participants... and will include a book drive, free flu vaccinations, healthy cooking tips and more. 3 the event kicks off at 3:30 this afternoon at wooster high school on plumb lane.but if you're interested in the the free teen health clinic... that starts an hour earlier at 2:30.and for everyone coming today... the event wraps up at 5:30 pm. 3 (alex - studio)to learn more about the services being offered and organizations participating... visit my news 4 dot com.back to you. 3 (samantha)>> it's the 'super bowl' of the entertainment industry...but thousands of people across northern nevada didn't get to see nearly two
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because of a major power outage...a representative with n-v energy said one of its substations lost power at about 6:00... leaving more than 10-thousand people in the dark for more than an hour and a half.repair crews called the cause of the outage a quote- "catastrophic failure" of a circuit breaker.it affected much of south reno... and even stretched into washoe valley and the virginia city highlands.the outage also affected kolo eight's signal... which was carrying the oscars. 3 (samantha)>> coming up in about 3 minutes.. we will have a recap of hollywood's big night.. .plus who walked away with the golden statue. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> it may seem 3 too early in the season for grass fires...conditions firefighters in oklahoma are battling... as they try to get a grass fire there under control this morning... the
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3 >>diversity, the environment, sexual abuse and other topics were addressed in hollywood last night... oh, and they also handed out some awards! (bill)>> david daniel looks at the key moments and big winners from the 88th annual academy awards. 3 "i'm here at the academy awards -- otherwise known as the white people's choice awards."chris rock wasted no time addressing the "oscars so white" controversy, delivering one of the most-anticipated oscar monologues ever."if they nominated hosts, i wouldn't laughter) "y'all'd be watching neil patrick harris right now." soon, we were watching a
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max: fury road," which earned six oscars, all in technical categories."for thousands of years, we've been telling stories in the dark, around a flickering light, whether a campfire or a projector."some winners were expected, like "room" star brie larson taking best actress."the thing that i love about movie making is how many people it takes to make it."some winners made history: alejandro inarritu (ih-nyar-ee-too) became just the third man ever to win back-to-back best director oscars. the mexican filmmaker urged us to..."...liberate ourself from all prejudice, and this tribal thinking, and make sure for once and forever, that the color of the skin become as irrelevant as the length of our hair."and some winners were long- awaited: "revenant" star leonardo dicaprio finally took home an oscar, and connected the film to his environmental advocacy."our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. climate
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happening right now."the show also addressed the issue of sexual abuse, with a stirring performance by lady gaga... (singing) "til it happens to you, you won't know how i feel..."...and "spotlight," the true story of the boston globe reporters who uncovered sexual abuse by catholic priests and the coverup, taking best original screenplay and best picture of the year."we made this film for all the journalists who have and continue to hold the powerful accountable, and for the survivors, whose courage and will to overcome is really an inspiration to all."plenty of inspiration to go around on oscar night! in hollywood, i'm david daniel.)) 3 (bill and sam)>> we'll toss it over to meteorologist tim studebaker. 3 for today...still quite warm with light winds...a little breezier for your tuesday tomorrow. otherwise things look quiet during the work week.at the moment...quiet conditions in reno at the airport with calm winds...partly cloudy skies...and temperatures seasonably cool to start the day.right now...seasonably cool to start the day. once
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the afternoon. on satellite and radar...pretty quiet with a few clouds mixing with the clear skies. look for a mix of sun and clouds today. the dry pattern continues for now. for today...look for another warm one with a mix of sun and clouds. light winds.on the 7 day forecast...things remain quiet and warm for us for much of this week with the exception of breezy conditions on your tuesday. outside of that...our next real chance for active weather comes around this weekend into the beginning of next week. we'll
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3 (tim)>> a large grass fire burning outside oklahoma city this morning.. and it has already burned some 200 acres of rough and wooded terrain. the wildfire, which is about 90-percent contained is threatening a few homes. officials believe the fire started when a controlled trash burn got out of control. the chance of wildfires will remain elevated across most of oklahoma until this thursday because of warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> a community is in mourning .. after a shooting rampage in a small, virginia town.>> what is next for the man accused of killing two people.. including a rookie police officer.
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is on to super tuesday.. a preview of what we can expect in tomorrow's runoff in 12 states... and who are the projected winners. 3 (tim)>> and here's a look at your flight delays this
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3 (bill)3 >> we're now less than 24 hours away from super tuesday -- 12 states whose votes could alter the course of the presidential campaign. (samantha)>> tracie potts is in washington with a preview of how things are shaping up. 3 decision 2016 swoosh sound 3 (( (nats)(huntsville, alabama) donald trump heads into super tuesday with his first senate endorsement... alabama senator jeff sessioins. (sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate)"i hate to say it,
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trump leading every super tuesday state except texas. his opponents are hitting hard: (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate) "friends do not let friends vote for con jobs."(sot: donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate)"that was such an insulting. you don't call somebody of achievement. you don't do that." ted cruz is leading his home state, texas - and slamming trump for not condeming support from the former head of the ku klux klan.(sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate)"we should all be united in saying that the clan is reprehensible and has no place in politics." super tuesday's looking good for hillary clinton. coming off her huge win in south carolina:("nbc meet the press") super burned in(sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate)"well, we got decimated. that's what happened."bernie sanders "feeling the burn"... of the south's african american voters:(sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate) "i'm gonna need your help to win the democratic nomination." (pine bluffs, arkansas) clinton's leading nearly 2-to-1 in key states... focused on trump: (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate)"i don't think in a campaign you make wild promises, you insult everybody and then people wonder "well what does that person really stand for." (---
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clinton could find herself on defense - the rest of her emails are due to be released today. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. )) 3 (bill)>> thanks, tracie.. right now.. nbc's kristen welker has a preview of what is coming up a bit later... on the today show. 3 ((kristen welker:coming up on today, can bernie sanders stop hillary clinton after her landslide victory in south carolina? we'll tell you what her strategy is heading into super tuesday and why she's starting to pivot to the general election. also, her emails continue to cast a cloud over her campaign, the state department working through the weekend to release the final batch by today's court-ordered deadline. plus, we'll have the republican reaction to all of this--all that and more coming up on today. )) 3 (samantha)>> happening overnight... the state- run news agency in china.. .is reporting that a man has stabbed ten schoolchildren before killing himself this morning... right now.. we know that all of the children survived and are in the hospital.. no word on their conditions. we will have more details as soon
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3 (bill)>> back in this country... an ohio pastor is shot dead inside his church during a service yesterday morning. police say "william schooler" had just walked back to the pulpit inside zion baptist church when the shooter got out of a pew and followed him.witnesses say they heard a couple of shots fired while the choir was singing, and it quickly became chaos when everyone took off running. the shooter is believed to be police are investigating a possible motive. 3 (sam) >> the man accused of fatally shooting two people including a police officer in virginia is expected in court today... active sergeant ronald hamilton .... an army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon has been accused of killing two people .... including his wife and officer ashley guindon ....who was working her first day as an officer. hamilton reportedly opened fire on prince william county police officers as they approached a home... responding to a domestic dispute call. three officers were critically wounded.
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was sworn in this past friday... 3 (bill) >> a religious festival in southern india took an unexpected turn .... when an elephant went on a rampage, smashing vehicles in its path. the elephant was taking part in a holy ritual when it broke loose and started flinging motorbikes, rickshaws and cars. it took several hours to finally bring the elephant under control. amazingly... there are no reports of any injuries. 3 (bill)>> in florida... 106 pythons like these have been caught in the everglades since last month.they were captured as part of the state's annual "python challenge".the snake hunt drew more than a thousand people.the goal is to reduce the burmese python population in the everglades, where the pythons are an invasive species.the largest python caught this year was a 15- footer that weighed 125-
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3 (sam)>> the university 3 of nevada, reno... just continues to keep growing...>> still ahead.. how many faculty positions the school is hoping to add by the year 20-20. the next half hour of news 4 today is coming up.. after
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organizations are teaming up today to help you... we'll explain coming up in a couple of minutes... 3 (bill)>> plus... we are learning more about a recent decision impacting rooftop solar customers... what it could mean for the average taxpayer. 3 (samantha)>> and... new developments .. as the city of reno tries to help more than 100 homeless people... who need a place to sleep. these stories and more.. coming up on this monday, february 29, 2016. . 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in
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3 (sam)3 >> good morning and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm samantha boatman. (bill)>> and i'm bill frankmore.. 3 (sam)3 >> we begin this half hour .. with overnight news... reno police are investigating a shooting that happened just before midnight... at siri's casino .. in the 200 block of north virginia street. police tell news 4 that the shooting took place inside the casino.. and that one person
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unknown injuries. one person is currently in custody.... and all parties involved are reportedly cooperating with the investigation. 3 (sam)>> we will be following this story throughout the day.. and we will keep you posted on any further developments. 3 (bill)>> now to an "on your side report"... there is new information this morning... on a recent decision impacting solar rooftop customers. we're now learning the decision by nevada's public utilities commission will impact some institutions, including the city of reno and the washoe county school district. for you the taxpayer,....that means the anticipated energy savings are not what was initially thought. it also means there is new math in calculating how long it will take to recoup the millions in solar investments made by the city and school district. reno city council member naomi duerr says reno installed 14 solar systems. seven of those are affected by metering decision. 3 ((we were expected a savings of about $1.6 million to $3- million dollars over the life
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may cut our savings by $80 to $100-thousand dollars, in that ballpark.)) 3 (bill)>> the school district has 39 solar systems. jason geddes with the district, says up to six of those systems could be impacted by the new rates.still, he says he is much more concerned about an upcoming general rate case. geddes says there is no way to know which direction on solar the puc will take. . 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look 3 outside...current conditions and skycam 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll
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tim studebaker...3 tree pollen is high out there...otherwise the other allergens are relatively low. here's a look.for today...look for another warm one with a mix of sun and clouds. light winds.on satellite and radar...pretty quiet with a few clouds mixing with the clear skies. look for a mix of sun and clouds today. the dry pattern continues for now.right now...seasonably cool to start the day. once again unseasonably warm for the afternoon. a look at that plus the rest of the 7 day
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3 (samantha)3 >> free family health services are being offered today at wooster high school.and this year there's more to look forward to.news 4's alex cannito is in studio with a look at what services officials are offering to the community this year. 3 (alex - studio)family health festival is back... and they're offering free and low cost services to the community it's the third year for the festival here in reno and new this year is a free teen health clinic. 3 the event is hosted by truckee meadows healthy communities. and in an effort to improve community healthy... they're parterning with several local organizations.this year community health alliance, immunize nevada and reno fire and police departments are getting involved... just to name a few.it's part of tmhc's goal of providing the community acces to things such as food, healthcare and employment.the festival is free to all participants... and will include the food bank's mobile pantry, health screenings for both kids and
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3 the event kicks off at 3:30 this afternoon at wooster high school on plumb lane.but if you're interested in the the free teen health clinic... that starts an hour earlier at 2:30.and for everyone coming today... the event wraps up at 5:30 pm. 3 (alex - studio)to learn more about the services being offered and organizations participating... visit my news 4 dot com.back to you. 3 (bill)>> the university of nevada, reno is aiming to add 400 faculty members by the year 2020.university officials say their goal is to bring the student- faculty ratio down to 18 to 1.president marc johnson says the university's record enrollment of nearly 21- thousand students this year is generating resources that will fund 300 of those new academic faculty positions.officials will discuss asking the legislature to fund 100 faculty jobs in march... during a meeting with the nevada system of higher education. 3 swoosh sound 3 (sam)>> the city of reno has plans for the more than 100 homeless people...>>
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sitting up.. because there is no room for them to lie down... find out what could happen this week to change all that.. when we return.
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3 >> an update now to a story we have been following here at news 4... last week we showed you how a recent vandalism at reno's overflow homeless shelter is leaving more than 100 people without a bed to sleep in,the city of reno says it is working to open a new overflow shelter sometime this week.volunteers of america is making changes to the warming rooms where people are temporarily staying. as of now... people are having to sleep sitting up because there are no beds available to them. 3 (samantha)>> nevada public health officials will begin conducting independent inspections of group homes for the mentally ill.this comes after reports that one home in
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uplift... was on the verge of deteriorating.state officials allegedly bent the rules to ensure project uplift remained a certified provider.a state public and behavioral health division administrator says she plans to have several agencies inspect homes in northern nevada over the coming week.she says some state employees likely overlooked the state of a home because of how difficult it is to find other providers. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> it could be a great idea..... having " ball dogs" during a tennis tournament. but dogs will be dogs.. .we look at the downside.. after the break. 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.
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3 "> as it turns 3 out... yes, you *can* teach an
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rescued from slums and abandoned lots in brazil... were recently trained as "ball dogs" for the brazil open tournament.their job?to retrieve balls that went out of bounds at an exhibition match last week... and then give them back to the players. they didn't like the "giving back" part as much as the "getting the ball" part. a local shelter came up with the idea .. to raise awareness of abandoned dogs ..which is a growing problem in brazil. 3 (bill)>> >> we all know that feeling of sitting in traffic...it can be a pain in the butt...but the reason traffic was backed up this weekend in the czech republic... is pretty unusual. a swan stopped rush- hour traffic on a bridge in the czech capital.the bird sat in the middle of a traffic lane and and caused a long line of traffic... after it refused to move.officials were even called out... to try to remove the swan... but from the looks of it... they didn't have much luck.
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toss it over to 3 meteorologist tim studebaker... 3 for today...still quite warm with light winds...a little breezier for your tuesday tomorrow. otherwise things look quiet during the work week.at the moment...quiet conditions in reno at the airport with calm winds...partly cloudy skies...and temperatures seasonably cool to start the day.right now...seasonably cool to start the day. once again unseasonably warm for the afternoon. on satellite and radar...pretty quiet with a few clouds mixing with the clear skies. look for a mix of sun and clouds today. the dry pattern continues for now. for today...look for another warm one with a mix of sun and clouds. light winds.on the 7 day forecast...things remain quiet and warm for us for much of this week with the exception of breezy conditions on your tuesday. outside of that...our next real chance for active weather comes around this weekend into the beginning of next week. we'll keep an eye on that as we
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3 swoosh sound 3 (gianna)>> ((well the nevada men's basketball team faced off against colorado state in an overtime thriller yesterday... who won and what coach eric musselman had to sa about the team that and more coming up after the break. ))
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3 (((gianna)>>the university of nevada men's basketball team was looking for a little payback against colorado state on sunday at home...(take vo)a blackout at lawlor events center...the first seven thousand fans got a free nevada t-shirt...to the action...first half and the freshman, replacing the injured marqueze coleman... lindsey drew for three, and nevada leads this one by four...the turnover, ahead to lindsey drew on the run, to criswell who lobs to cameron oliver...the freshman with the
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it...then memories of the sweet 16 season against gonzaga...the invisible ladder play with snyder and pinkney all over again...21-17 nevada...and here's a good sight to see coleman walking on his own, he gave the fans a nod...back to the ball game and to the second half...pack down 1... drew on the drive, lays it off the glass for two.. giving nevada a 1 point lead... and then in the final seconds of the regulation pack is up by 2...but eric cooper junior...commits a foul at the wrong time... he can't believe it... colorado knocks down to freethrow shots and forces overtime...at this point coach musselman is furious in extra time... the pack start off strong elijah foster with a fade away... and the pack would go on a 14-5 run to win 87-80 in overtime...the victory ties nevada with boise state for third place in the conference and clinches a first round bye at the mountain west conference tournament...(take sot)(( this
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i've ever had...in all of basketball))(gianna)3 >> the nevada baseball team spent the weekend on the road at uc irvine...news 4's alex margulies was on the radio call with the team and has this post series report from southern california ...(take pkg)(( so the road trip for the wolf pack comes to a disappointing finsih as they are swept here at uc
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the wolf pack softball team...the ladies are off to their best start in program history...(take full screen) on sunday the ladies contiued play at the santa clara university invitiational... against the tournament host... sophomore chase redington allowed only two hits and no earned runs over five innings in her first start of the season as the nevada softball team topped santa clara, 10-1...in a run rule victory... and marks the wolf pack's 11th win in a row...the pack is now a stunning 13-2 overall. (gianna)>> the daytona 500 may be the official season-opener for the sprint cup series, but many refer to sunday's race at atlanta motor speedway as the start of the "real season." (take vo)it was a beautiful day for racing in hampton, georgia...jimmie johnson came in as a four-time winner at a-m-s...the race went into overtime with johnson as the leader...on the backstretch, he was out infront of kyle busch... going into turn three
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middle of the pack...it would be a drag race to the line and six-time cup champ jimmie johnson would hold off busch quiktrip 500.it's johnson's fifth win at atlanta and he ties the late dale earnhardt, senior with 76 career cup wins. (gianna)>> sunday began at the honda classic with a tie for the lead at -9 between adam scott and sergio garcia. (take vo)let's go to palm beach gardens, florida. on 16, adam scott leading at -10... has this shot for par... it's just short, and he falls to -9 and is back to sharing the lead with sergio garcia.but it would be garcia's turn to implode as well...on 17 for par misses...garcia finds himself suddenly on 18, 2 strokes back of scott at -7... he birdies 18 to come back to -8, it's adam's scott's turn to preserve a win with a putt for par... and he makes it for the one shot win over garcia... blayne barber took third...
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3 "> it is leap day. >> leaping for joy on monday. can't you tell? . >> you are crazy >> yes you are a little crazy. a lot to talk about. how about the oscar's last night? did you watch them. >> i watched a little of them. they are really long. nice to see leonardo day cap rio win for best actor. ''spotlight" taking best picture of the year. >> i was a little surprised. i thought "the revenantt" was going to take best picture. we begin this morning with some overnight news. reno police are investigating a shooting that happened just before midnight
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police tell us that the shooting took place inside the casino, and that one person was taken to -- with unknown injuries. another person is currently in custody, and according to investigators all parties involved are reportedly cooperating with the investigation. we're following this story. trying to bring you updates throughout the day, including the latest on the victim's condition coming up as soon as we get it. reno police are searching for -- >> i'll take it over here. fired several shots into one r,no apartment, injuring a man inside. police say it happened in the 100 block of grove street early saturday morning. when they arrived, they found a man sitting in his apartment with gunshot wounds. he was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call secret witness at 322-4900. an update on a story we have been following all weekend. truckee police have found the
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whose caw in capsized on donor lake friday night. officials say they found lucas johnson's body in about 60 feet of water yesterday afternoon at the northeast corner of the lake near where they believe the caw in capsized. he was from auburn, came. a rescue team found the body of a second man saturday in about 15 feet of water. he's been identified as 33-year- old josh what patterson from cool, california. officials do not believe the men were wearing life jackets. the water in donor lake extremely cold. just about 37, 39 degrees over the weekend. the community of the sparks and people across the state are still mourning the loss of senator debby smith. she died earlier this month after battling brain cancer, and yesterday the community came together to celebrate her life. news 4's melissa metheney attended her funeral. >> reporter: the sparks high school gym packed, hundreds turning out to honor
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many clad in gray, the color that raises awareness for brain tumors, and many wiping tears from their eyes as they remember her legacy. >> a life cut short too soon. >> reporter: in total, eight speakers took to the podium. some were family; others colleagues. but one of the most powerful moments came from loren denison, the aunt of slain teenager brianna denison. she spoke about -- championing bring indiana's law, which requires dna samples for those arrested for felony crimes. . >> reporter: and two of smith's three children, ian and aaron, shared the legacy of their mother, and talked about the people touched so profoundly by her life and death.
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fighting this disease, and my dad was there every moment. he would not leave her alone for a moment. and he loved her, and he took care of her, and he is heroic. >> reporter: throughout the service, many tears, but lighter moments of laughter as people shared their stories of their time with senator smith, clearly a life that inspired many people in both the political realm and also on a personal level. >> debby, your passion, emotion, laughter, gentleness, and service to others will remain etched in our hearts and minds forever. thank you for changing the lives of us all.
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spirit will continue that. . >> reporter: senator debby smith continued her work after her diagnosis. she returned to the senate after having surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor back in february last year. smith was first elected to the state assembly back in 2000, and won a seat in the senate in 2012. she was 60 years old. 5 minutes after the hour now on your monday. last week, we showed you how recent vandalism at reno's overflow homeless shelter left more than 100 people without a bed to sleep in every night. the city of reno says they plan to open a new overflow shelter per week. volunteers of america operates it shelter. they've been allowing people to sleep in warming rooms in the meantime, but those rooms don't have any beds. the homeless people have had to sleep sitting up. staff members say they're making changes to those warming rooms to allow people to sleep laying down. the city of reno has a new location in mind for the overflow shelter, and they're right now trying to get a lease worked out.
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remodeling for security and sanitary purposes before they can open up the new overflow shelter space. nevada public health officials will begin conducting independent inspections of group homes for the mentally ill. this comes after reports that one home in sparks operated by project uplift is on the verge of deteriorating. state officials allegedly bent the rules to ensure project up lift remained a certified provider. a state public health administrator says she plans inspect homes in nevada over the next week. she says some state employees likely overlooked the state of the home because of how difficult it is to all rightie. 7 minutes after the hour. winter, we are not done with you yet; at least we don't want to be. went to the mountains yesterday, did a little skiing. so warm. slow and slushy. i was like, man, we need some more. >> we do. >> in a bad way. >> hopefully, tim, we're looking at 27-day.
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doesn't sound like a big storm, but we'll take any chance we can get. >> we don't have the details on this storm. it's all the way at other end of the 7-day. not a lot to say about the strength of the storm or how much snow or how much rain or anything along those lines. just know it looks a little more unsettled. a chance for something to develop there. today is the last day of february 2016. of course it's leap day, february 29th. so tomorrow march 1st, if you're wondering what an average march looks like, let's take a look. 55 the average high on the first day of the month a. little under 11 hours, under 11 and a half hours of daylight. by the end of the month, average high shoots up to 60 degrees, average lee 35. we gain more than an hour of daylight. that net all the way to 1:33. that's partially because we turn the clock ahead. this is in reno, of course, at
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average snow about 2 inches for highest temperature ever recorded for the entire month, 83 degrees back on the last day of it month in 1966. lowest temperature ever recorded, 3 below on the 29th back in 1897. today probably not too many upper 6 0s. definitely above average for this time of year, but not quite a record. 65 in carson city. light winds, and a mix of sun and grounds. we'll talk more on 7-day precip. a heads up, everybody. if you see smoke in and around lake tahoe, do not be alarmed. the nevada division of forestry and forest service are conducting prescribed burns this week, starting today. on the east shore, operations may take -- camp galley, spooner summit, and sand harbor. on the south shore, operations may take place near spring creek.
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against president obama's plan to cut green-house gas emissions. he endorses it legal fight in several states against the clean power plant. he believes states have a right to decide pollution emission standards for themselves. a climate advocacy representative says blastalt is choosing the interests over the health of community, children, and the climate. lasalt says he believes the -- is exceeding its authority to implement president obama's plan. this year officials are adding more services for you. news 4's al, knito joins news the studio with a look at what we can expect at this year's event. >> reporter: good morning, bill. family health festival is back, and they're offering free and low-cost services to the community. for the third year, the festival in reno is going to be offering a new preteen health clinic. the event is hosted by truckee meadows healthy
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improve community health. they're partnering with several local organizations. this year, catholic charities, the food bank, renowned, and washo, county health district are all getting involved. quite a few participating this year. now, as part of thmc's goal, providing access to things, food, health care as well as employment, it will provide free flu vaccinations, healthy cooking tips. and so much more. if you are interested in the free teen health clinic, that's going to start an hour earlier at 2:30 p.m. for everyone today, the event wraps up at 5:30 tonight. if you want to learn more about the services being offered, just head over to our web site, mynews4.com. back to you. investigation continues into a security breach targeting the irs.
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people welcome back, everyone. well, the so-called oprah effect hasn't worked yet for weight watchers sales. in the latest tv ad for the company, oprah winfrey says she's lost 26-pounds. shares of weight watchers have plunged almost 30% after the company reported a surprise $11 million quarterly loss. win friday saw the value of her stake in weight watchers drop by more than $27 million. the weight management company brought her on as a public face back in october. the number of people caught up in the theft of tax-pair data last year is seven times larger than originally thought. the internal revenue service said cyber crimes used a popular tool on their web site to steal the tax
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in august, the irs revised that number to more than 330,000 people. this friday, the agency said the number is closer to 720,000. starting next week, the irs will warn affected taxpayers about potential identity theft. they're going to be offering free credit protection. they'll also get an extra personal identification or pin number to protect future tax filings. last day of february. good morning to you. february 29th,, too, a leap day this year. we've got february pollen levels to talk about, belief it or not. trees are in the high category, mold in the low category. if you're allergic to trees, heads up. june inner and cedar number-one offenders. they're making up a majority of that mix of pollen out there. so early in the year, it feels like, to be talking about that. the forecast highs over the next several days, this is kind of why the pollen has
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we have very warm temperatures still in place. we have for quite some time. we will for a few more days here. upper 60s today, 67 degrees, well above today's average high of 55. it's closer to the average for late april, april 25th. tomorrow 70 degrees is closer to the average for may 4th. early may on wednesday feeling like again out there 74 the average high. then temperatures fall a bit into thursday. but still all the way into early april at april 7th. so still very warm out there over the next several days. still warm with light winds as well. a little more in the way of winds on your tuesday. we'll have breezier conditions by then. right now we're at 33 degrees here at the airport in reno, 3 miles per hour winds out of the south. 66% humidity and partly cloudy skies. 30s and 20s for most of northern nevada. right now into the 40s down toward tonapaw and bishop. we have a mix of sun and clouds in store for us -- in store for us as we head into the afternoon later
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mix of sun and clouds, light winds and warm temperatures. 50 to near 60 degrees, as you head out to the eastern side of the state. well into the 60s for most of us here in western nevada. actually a little cooler next couple days. we'll warm up even more for this for the mid--week period. again, western nevada into the 60s today. not far from 70, several degrees away. but not too terribly far away at this point. we'll get even closer tomorrow. 65 in spanish springs and in the truckee meadows. look for about 67 the high here in reno sparks. light winds today. a little breezier tomorrow. but still relatively quiet right through the end of this workweek. well above average temperatures. we'll take a little hit on the temperatures thursday into friday; but other than that, again, it is a quiet workweek. our next rain chances and snow chances don't really come around until the weekend until next week. so that's something we'll keep an eye on as we get closer to it. >> i guess enjoy the
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over to snow. >> hopefully we'll get snow into next week. >> we will cross our fingers. in the meantime, let's do a little monster trucking. >> i think that was last week. 336-6270 is our phone number. fourth caller with the right answer to our trivia question will win that prize. leap day, i don't get to ask this but every four years. on today's date this time in the future, 2020, on what day of the week will the next weekday fall? will it be a wednesday? thursday? saturday? if you know the answer, 366-620 is our phone number. >> i was counting my figures to find out. still to come, did you watch the academy awards last night? don't worry, weave got you covered. we're going to have the oscar's wrap-up. >> very funny moments for the host chris rock.
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you're traveling. if the billionaire thinks will can lock up the republican nomination tomorrow. >> then a new trick being used by hackers to applicant access your computer. one of us even fell for it recently. we ole it will you what to watch for. those stories and more when we see you on a monday morning on "today." .
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coming up in about 35 minutes. see who our winner. >> it's row san that from r,no. great job to you for knowing the answer to our trivia question. congratulations. i usually do it in history. this time i'm doing it in the future. today's date all the way up to 24 years from now. on what day of the week will the next leap day fall? do you guys know? . >> friday? >> bill? . >> wednesday. >> it's a saturday. >> what? i counted, too. >> it goes in order, too,, the same order every four years. it goes monday, saturday, this year next time, thursday, tuesday, sunday, friday, wednesday. >> there you go. all right. >> we'll keep that in mind. we're going to have a wrap up of the oscar's now. take a look. >> "spotlight." . >> reporter: the title describes the moment, the newspaper drama "spotlight" geared attention a surprise oscar winner for best picture. >> this film gave a voice to survivors, and this
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>> reporter: best picture favorite, "the revenantt" won big. >> i can't believe this is happening. >> reporter: and a first career oscar for leonardo day cap rio as best actorringly thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for grant. >> reporter: best actress went to "room" bree larson. >> thank you to the fans. thank you to the moviegoers. thank you for going to the theater and seeing our film. >> reporter: best supporting actor went to alicia vander for "the danish girl." . mark r,iland pulled an upset, beating out favorite sylvester stallone. ''mad max: fury road" took home the most oscar's, all in technical categories.
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academy's lack of diversity. >> otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: subject also on host chris rock's mind, tonight when the spotlight was on the movie industry's best. jennifer bjorkland, nbc news, hollywood. >> so there you have it. chris rock, i think, did an awesome job. he kind of set the mood. he did some tasteful jokes, some questionable jokes as well. but i think he kept the just the situation light and kind of, you know, there's a lot of controversy now of course. >> right >> there's some up roar because there weren't enough black nominees. >> any at all. >> any at all really for the most part. so you have a black host, and i think he did a good job. he said, if they nominateed the host, he wouldn't have been up there, though,. >> he kind of pointed it out. also a lot of people excited
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we were talking about this. he's been in the business -- >> what was his first major film? >> i'll have to look it up. >> i think it was "eating gilbert grape?" . >> i don't know. we're waiting for our producer to talk in our ear, but we're not getting it. we'll have it for you next half hour.
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winners last night. we're going to tell you what police say happened. these stories and more coming up for you on your monday, february 29th, 2016. >> you're watching "news 4 today," on your side, in high definition.
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everyone. welcome to the last half hour of "news 4 today." . >> i'm bill frankmore. as we get you going on this 29th day of february, of course leap day. hasn't happened since 2012. won't happen again until 2020. to all you leap day babies out there, happy birthday to you. we're talking more about last night's academy awards. i stand corrected. >> guess not. >> you look at all the films he's been in, it's hard to believe this is his first academy award. >> yeah. he's been nominated five times. the most recent for "the revenant," which he won. he was nominated for "what's eating gilbert grape?" . >> surprising not "the departed." . >> or "titanic." . >> or "titanic." we're going to have much more on that coming up on "the today show." .
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shooting that happened just before midnight in the 200 block of north virginia street. this is downtown reno. police tell news 4 the shooting took place inside the casino, and that one person was taken to renown with unknown injuries. one person is also in custody, and all parties involved are reportedly cooperating with the investigation. we don't know if the victim and suspect know each other or not. we're going to be following this story throughout the day, keep you posted on any new developments. now we have an update on a story we've been following for you throughout the weekend. truckee police crews have found the body of a second man whose caw in capsized friday night. officials say they found lucas johnson's body in about 60 feet of water yesterday afternoon at the northeast corner of the lake near where they believe the caw in capsized. he was from auburn a. rescue team found the body of
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as josh what patterson from cool, california. officials do not believe the men were wearing life vests. the water in donor lake was between 37 and 39 degrees over the weekend. there's new information this morning on a recent decision impacting solar customers. we're learning of a decision that will impact some institutions, including the city of reno and washoe county school district. for you the taxpayers, that means the anticipated energy savings are not what were initially thought. it also means there's new math in calculating how long it will take to recoup the millions of dollars in investment made in solar projects by the city and school district. naomi duer said reno installed storm systems. seven of those are affected by the new decision. >> we were expecting a savings of 1.6 million to $3 million over the life of the system. looks like this may cut our
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hundred thousands dollars, in that ballpark. >> the school district has 39 solar systems. jason getties with the district says up to six of those systems could be impacted by the new rates. still he says he's much more concerned about an upcoming rate class. getties says there's no way to know which direction solar pc is going to take. nevada eastern is joining the fight against president obama's plan to cut green-house gas emissions. ag adam lansalt filed documents, saying he endorsed the fight in several states against the clean power plant. he believes states have a right to decide pollution emission standards for themselves. a climate advocacy representative says lansalt is choosing the interest of -- over the health of communities and the climate. lansalt says he believes the epa is exceeding its
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implement obama's plan. . pretty picture, tim. >> still see the snow hanging out on the foothills there. i was up in the mountains yesterday, skiing, and it is melting fast. >> it is melting quickly. we had very warm temperatures last couple days. continue to have warm temperatures next several days as well. we have another chance for another system next weekend and into the beginning of next week. that's something we'll keep an eye on indication few days. speaking of next few days, we'll look at some of these forecast highs and how they compare to the records for these dates. now, we're not really too close to the records; but by tomorrow that's our best chance. forecasting a high of 70 degrees. the record stands at 72 back in 1934. keep in mind the average is 55 degrees for this time of year. we are way above those averages, still going forward. today 67 in reno sparks. a mix of sun and clouds. 56 in south lake, 51 in elko. light winds today. that will change a little tomorrow. we're looking for a little more wind.
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tuesday. outside of that it's a quiet workweek for us. a mix of sun and clouds out there now. we'll continue to see that for the day today. temperatures starting off in the 20s and 30s, going to 50s and 60s later on today. so, again, above average this time of year. 7-day forecast, we'll take a look at the impending possible storm system for the weekend. that's coming up in a bit. now 6:35 on your monday morning. free family health services being offered today at wooster high school. this year there's more to look forward to. alex knito joins us with a look at what services -- >> reporter: sam, family health festival is back. they're offering free and low- cost services to the community. this is the third year for the it's value in reno. new this year is a health clinic. the event is hosted by truckee meadows healthy communities as an effort to
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they're partnering with several local organizations. it's part of tmhc's goal of providing the community with applicants is to things, such as food, headlight care, as well as employment. the festival is free to all participants, and will include the mobile pantry, health screenings for both children and adults, resume help, and so much more. the event kicks off at 3:30 this afternoon over at wooster high school. however, if you are interested in the free teen health clinic, that's going to start about an hour earlier at 2:30 p.m. for everyone coming today, the entire event wraps up at 5:30 tonight. if you want to learn more about the serveses being offered as well as the organizations participating, just visit our web site mynews4.com. back to you. >> thanks, alex. still ahead on news 4 today, we're going to take a look at how the stock market
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day. we have tree pollen skyrocketing out. there it niece the high category. believe it or not n february, we're talking pollen levels. june inner and cedar were the biggest offenders as far as that pollen is concerned. there are other trees in the mix, but those are the ones that were the highest. everything else is low to nothing at all between grass and mold. still warm out there for the day today. still well above average. not terribly close to the records. but we will be closer tomorrow. light winds for today. a little breezier by the time we get to your tuesday. temperature now 33 degrees. mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies in the truckee meadows. 3 miles per hour winds, and 66% humidity. we're in the 20s and 30s for most of northern nevada. and we're in the 40s down across the southern part of our viewing area, places
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are in the low 40s now. mix of sun and clouds today. dry today. not much in the way of showers on the 7-day forecast till we get to next week. that's when they're looking at the next chance for a storm system out. there still pretty far away. a lot of details yet to be nailed down with that one. 50 to near 60 degrees for the nearby part of the state. western nevada into the 60s for the day today. light winds today, little more wind tomorrow. up around the lake, highs into the 50s. a little warmer tomorrow, though. mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies, well into the 60s for the lower elevations of western nevada. keep in mind the average high for reno sparks, 55 degrees today. we're going to be about 12 or so degrees above that. we're into the 60s for a lot of our northern zones. at 67 in reno sparks for your high. 7-day forecast, again, not too much going on. a little more of a breeze going on for your tuesday. but also temperatures will be a little warmer by
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degree mark. about 60 degrees. saturday, sunday, into the beginning of next week, with the next potential winter storm system. that's something we'll keep an eye on as we get closer to it. over to you. let's see how your monday morning commute is doing so far. trooper down can daub, eer. good morning to you, trooper down can. >> reporter: good morning to you. we just cleared the scene of a crash this morning. u.s. 50 eastbound at the church hill, mile marker 23. that's out by the gardens funeral. so use caution if you travel morning. highways are operating at normal speeds with incidents being reported that down. we want to thank everybody that came out to our famous days barbecue on friday fundraiser. nevada athletes. athletes in their travels as they represent our state in special
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so thanks again everybody who came out. a special thanks the employees and staff for the great fundraiser for such a good cause. have a great day out there, guys. keep those seat belts on, cell phones off. be safe and take care. super tuesday is almost here, and candidates are gearing up for the big day. coming up, we're going to take
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they're trying to stay ahead. 24 down on the tow jones. nasdaq currently down a point. here's some of the stories making financial headlines on your monday morning. general electric says the u.s. department of justice has subpoenaed the. this comes in the midst of an industry-wide investigation into sub-prime mortgage lending. federal prosecutors are
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violations by ge's wmc mortgage lending business from 2000 to 2007. the company says they'll cooperate with the investigation. citigroup says they received a subpoena from federal prosecutors over its possible involvement in the bribery scandal. the first large u.s. bank to receive such a notice from investigator, citigroup disclosed the subpoena late friday, saying they'll cooperate with investigators. sam? . >> this time tomorrow, voters and caucus goers will make their choices for democratic and presidential nominees in more than a dozen states and u.s. territories, known of course as super tuesday. the single-day contest representing a key juncture in the primary race. >> 595 delegates are up for grabs for gop, 865 for the democrats, and judging from the -- rhetoric, the candidates are really feeling
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reed bineon has more. >> reporter: donald is not going to make -- he's going to make america orange. >> reporter: republican presidential candidates turned to insults less than 24 hours ahead of the single biggest day in the primary race. donald taking fire over deflecting questions about david duke. >> would you say unequivocally you condemn them and don't want their support? . >> i don't know what group you're talking about. >> okay. i'm just talking about david duke and the ku klux klan. >> i don't know david duke. >> reporter: trump pointed out on twitter he someday vowed duke on friday. >> i someday vow. okay? >> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz pounced. >> donald trump refused -- refused to criticize the ku klux klan. >> donald trump as the nominee means hillary
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>> reporter: rubio throwing in some down-style personal attacks. >> which is why i don't understand his hands are the someone who's 5, 2. you know what they say about men with small hands. >> reporter: a somewhat more cordial tone following -- win in the south carolina primary, taking direct aim at donald trump's campaign slogan. >> we don't need to make america great again. america has never stopped being great. >> reporter: i'm reed bineon reporting. >> we'll, of course, have continued coverage of super tuesday here on news 4 tomorrow. making national headlines this morning, hundreds of people geared to honor a northern virginia police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute saturday night. people lit candles and held a moment of silence to remember officer ashley gwind,n in prince william county. officer gwind,n was working her first field shift after she was sworn in on
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two other officers were also injured. ronald hamilton, an active-duty staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon, is accused of shooting gwinden after killing his wife. an ohio pastor shot dead inside his church during a service yesterday morning. william schooler had just walked back to the pullpet inside scion baptist church when the resort got out of a pew and followed him. witnesses say they heard a couple shots fired while the choir was singing, and chaos quickly came. everybody started running out of the church. more than 20 people were inside at the time of the shooting. the shooter is believed to be the shooter's brother, and dayton police are still investigating a possible motive. one of pope francis's adviser ises acknowledged on sunday the catholic church made enormous mistakes in preventing thousands of children from being abused by priests. cardinal george pell testified to an investigative commission in his native usa via video link.
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conference room were two dozen australian abuse survivors who had traveled across the globe to be on hand for pell's testimony. a significant demonstration of accountability in the church's long-standing abuse saga. tim? all right. thank you very much. if you're traveling today, we have heavy delays in san francisco.
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we're back after this. good morning, everybody. here's a preview of what's fox 11. jennifer bishottu is going to stop by to tell us about the top pieces to have in wardrobe. . >> swim suit mod sell not happy with one -- who appear on the cover this year. we're going to be talking about the criticism. that and a lot more coming up in less than 5 . >> thank you very much. let's get a final look at your forecast before we head er to "the today show" on news had.
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pretty warm temperatures as well. the big difference for most of the days over the workweek is going to be tomorrow. breezy conditions. outside of those breezy conditions, upper 60s and low 7 0s common for the first half of this workweek. low 60s by the time we get to thursday and friday. a mix of sun and clouds next few days here, and then, by next weekend, that's when we're watching our next moisture chance. comes along with the potential for our next winter storms. a lot of variables to deal with. we'll be getting more details nailed down as we get closer to it. very warm temperatures nonetheless over the next few days here. way above the averages. not really in record territory until about tomorrow. i think tomorrow is our best chance to meet the record or maybe even exceed it for your tuesday in reno sparks. but again most of that 7-day forecast, pretty quiet, pretty dry. breezy conditions tomorrow for your tuesday. >> february really ended up on a quiet note. >> yeah. >> not a lot of moisture, unfortunately. just a whole bunch of melting. >> we'll have a lot of those numbers tomorrow once
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we'll look at precip totals and average temperatures across the month >> let's bring on that storm. thank you for joining us, everybody.
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see you right back he good morning. king of the world. leonardo dicaprio finally wins an oscar 22 years after his first nomination. >> i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> brie larson nabbing best actress. "spotlight," the surprise winner for best picture. host chris rock takes on the
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>> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> this morning, al and natalie are live in hollywood with all the highlights from the show, the red carpet and, of course, the after parties. klan controversy. why did donald trump refuse to disavow support from the kkk and its former leader david duke in an interview? >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> david duke and the klu klux klan here. >> honestly, i don't know david duke. >> the odd exchange that left the billionaire scrambling to explain while his rivals pounced. we'll talk to trump in a live interview. erin andrews and her convicted stalker expected to testify at her $75 million civil trial today. we're live at the courthouse. cursed cruise ship? another ill-fated voyage for royal caribbean's anthem of the seas, just weeks after passengers were battered by a

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