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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" "so right now we're right on time and right on budget." the fountainhouse complex will house ten multi family apartment units in the heart of victorian square. we have the latest on the development and the impact the housing is expected to have on the city of sparks. as money watch tops channel two news at 5:30. good evening i'm landon miller. kristen is off tonight, thank you for joining us. we first told you about the city of sparks approving the fountainhouse apartment project in may of last year. and the construction process began on the 236 unit complex back in september. ryan canaday joins us live in victorian square near the apartment buildings. ryan what's the latest on the
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landon developers say they are about 20% along in their work. on one side of the street construction workers are working on the foundation for the buildings. and on this side of the street, they have just completed their first building frame.. with nine more like this one still to come. we think the area is going to be a dramatic change, it will be a district unto itself within the community, it'll be a place wh en we get done with the stores and shops and other ammenities, that people will want to come back and return to." the club house for this 40 million dollar housing project is expected to be open sometime in may. with the first building hopefully coming to completion soon after in june. from that point forward, developers hope to finish at least one building a month. developers say since construction began, business in victorian square has been
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and they expect this boom too feel even more evident once there are nearly 500 people living in the sparks downtown district. "one of the goals of the city of sparks as well as us is to energize and populate downtown sparks, so things happen and that's what's really going on here." developers hope to have construction completed by the beginning of next year. covering money watch live in sparks, ryan canaday channel two news. it's been two years and one month since the ascuaga family sold the nugget to global gaming and hospitality. and in the next few months -- the property will change hands again. paul nelson joins us live at the nugget after talking to the current and future owner. paul -- so why are they selling? it was all about the right circumstances, kristen. the current owners say they had multiple offers but had no intention of selling the nugget -- but marnell gaming made an
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the new owners say they're excited about the future. dice rolling the nugget is one of the areas largest casino resorts -- and now marnell gaming is betting big on the sparks property. marnell "i want to make the nugget a leader in this market." marnell says he's had his eyes on this market for quite awhile. in the last ten years, the company has invested about 70-million dollars into it's two properties in laughlin. marnell "we try to invest a lot of capital and give people opportunity for growth and i think if you look back in the places we've been, that's our history of what we've done." "you can see the success that we've had so far." the current owners say the nugget's success is growing -- and that this is not a sale of distress -- but a purchase of opportunity. carlton "i believe he is buying at exactly the right time. if i was in his shoes, this is the time i would buy it because even though we've been successful, we're still on the upswing and he's buying it at the right point of that trend."
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improvements have gone into the nugget during the last two years, including upgrades to the casino and sports book -- and the arrival of gilley's saloon. carlton "we've put a lot of effort into making this into a competitive property that is sustainable for the benefit of employees and community." roulette from the casino to the atrium pool -- the nugget has about 1.5 million square feet of space. marnell says he'll eventually renovate 800 rooms in the west tower, the convention area, and the casino and showroom. marnell "we don't anticipate a lot of quick moves. this is long term. anybody, i think, that knows us, we don't sell much. we're usually buying things or building things." about 13-hundred people work here, and marnell says the change of ownership won't affect any of them. as for special events like the rib cookoff and star spangled sparks -- he says they'll continue, and they could add even more activities.
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"now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" conditions will stay dry and president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. there is increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and thursday bringing high snow levels initially, which will drop to near but likely just conditions will stay dry and quite warm through the president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. there is increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and
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levels initially, which will drop to near but likely just conditions will stay dry and quite warm through the president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... and that's the nevada connection to end the stand off at the wildlife refuge in burns oregon today. that standoff lasted 40 days. and yesterday...nevad a assemblywoman michele fiore flew to portland and joined the negotiating team there. and by noon today, the last of the hold outs in the refuge surrendered. the fbi praised the help they got from fiore in ending it peacefully. training to become a police officer is rigorous, demanding and exhausting. it can also be painful! but
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academy recruits say it's worth all the blood, sweat and tears. and as kristen remington found out... there were a lot of tears on onetraining day in particular. ...recruit being pepper sprayed... "alpha, beta, gamma!" gasping for breath, the training exercise continues. while coughing and gagging, recruits must push through the pain of being pepper sprayed... and then accurately use their weapon. ana leyva watches the others - ahead of her turn. "give them verbals. please don't move!" and then, it's time for ana to experience a vulnerability - she hopes she'll never have to endure again. "the pepper spray was definitely the worst day of the academy." "fight through it leyva! let's go, leyva!" "you can't stop your eyes from swelling up. you can't stop the pepper spray from getting into your lungs. so it's really difficult." "knees, knees!" although her senses were
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fight off a threat... before, like the other recruits, cuffing a suspect. the rationale? staff trainers say police need to how to react after being exposed to pepper spray - if ever exposed on the streets. they can't give up. "scrub your hands. scrub your face. all the way around." "it was definitely hard and it was a challenge and you have to fight through it. that's the point of the training; to show you you can and we all did." ...shooting... david deal agrees. and he welcomed the pressure, because as he sees it - 'll only make him stronger for real life scenarios on the streets. "that's when you're going to be handling guns - in stressful situations." and along with all the skills he's learned... "you, call 911. you, bring me an aed!" compressions. david's most grateful... for the camaraderie between these recruits. the cadet pride run rounded out the academy; running together through neighborhoods they'll soon protect. "it was a great experience. just running through our community and seeing everyone. we got a
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and even more on graduation day. ...clapping... when 22 cadets earned their badges. from recruits - to now rookie officers - ready for their assignments and to make our community a safer place. covering the story, kristen remington, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. but first... from lovelock to beatty, rural communities in nevada are getting a boost in tourism. that story is next. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, garrett dearborn on sports, and mike alger's
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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welcome back... visiting the backroads of rural nevada has become a trend amongst travelers as the nevada department of tourism poured one point four million dollars last year on the promotion of the small towns of nevada. this grant money goes towards promoting events such as "lock your love" and "lovers a loft balloon races" in lovelock this valentine's day weekend. bethany- "they can come to nevada and do something special they cannot do anywhere else. you are not going to find this in any of our neighboring
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they say the grant money is working and they report an additional one hundred and seventeen thousand people going to rural communities in the third quarter of last year. that brings the total to one point five million people visiting counties other than clark and washoe in 2015. bethany- "we saw a rise of 7.8 percent in rural counties and that's a big deal." and the new visitors include international travelers. the "middle of no where" experience is what many of them are looking for an can get in nevada considering over 80 percent is public land. and this today a group of more than 160 friends from around the u-s made an annual visit to reno to try and hit megabucks. the group of gamblers has started with a handful of people and has grown over the past 16 years. each person contributes 100 dollars... and they're
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into the megabucks machine this year. the megabucks jackpot is currently over 12 million dollars. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. coming up next... researchers are noticing a trend in dementia cases. plus, working out your brain? what doctors recommend in tonight's health watch. the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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memory loss is a scary thing as we age. but researchers are recognizing a trend in dementia cases. kristen remington has more in tonight's health watch. researchers say the rate of new dementia cases may be declining even though people are living longer. doctors studied data from heart patients over 40 years. the research posted in the new england journal of medicine showed the decrease in dementia was more noticeable in highly educated people diagnosed with heart disease. by 2025 an estimated 7 million people will be living with alzheimer's disease. british experts say new guidelines that recommend no more than 5 pints of beer a week - may not decrease alcohol consumption, but could change social attitudes about drinking.
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"alcohol and cancer" searches on google after the new guidelines were released compared to the same time last year. and, we all know that being a couch potato isn't good for your body but new research says it may also lead to smaller brains later in life. more than 15 hundred people were given treadmill tests to determine their heart rate. doctors found people whose heart rate and blood pressure went up after exercise were more likely to develop accelerated brain aging. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out for an accident on i80 west and virginia and another southbound of 580 and 180 northbound. so expect extra delays in those areas as crews will be on the scene. you're also going to want to expect some heavy traffic slowdowns on 580 northbound from the south
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street. as well as on i80 from keystone to el rancho. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" conditions will stay dry and quite warm through the president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. there is increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and thursday bringing high snow levels initially, which will drop to near but likely just above the valley floor on conditions will stay dry and
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although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. there is increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and thursday bringing high snow levels initially, which will drop to near but likely just above the valley floor on conditions will stay dry and quite warm through the president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s
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increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and thursday bringing high snow levels initially, which will drop to near but likely just above the valley floor on conditions will stay dry and quite warm through the president's day weekend, although the ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the great basin. friday's high temperatures will approach record levels and will stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. there is increasing indication that a storm will move through the region next wednesday and thursday bringing high snow levels initially, which will drop to near but likely
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thursday. kristen and landon thank mike. coming up in sports, the wolf pack men pulled off the season sweep of air force last night.... we'll hear from coach eric musselman on his team's effort....next in sports. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one.
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where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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born, with channel 2 sports" head coach eric musselman says his wolf pack team is playing
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showed in last night's win over air force. -the pack set the tone early on in this one up 4, cameron oliver pokes the ball away, dives for it and gets it to lindsey drew....to elijah foster....and he's got the big dunk...foster a career high 11...the pack shot 52-percent and the pack defense held the falcons to a season low 52 points while they shot only 33- percent.. in a 72-52 win....and like i said, head coach eric musselman is pretty happy with that. so from a defensive standpoint i don't know if we can play any better defense then we have over an extended period of time. this team, defensively is really really good. its been our focal point all year.so you know we've been a great defensive team. we just have to take that into saturday night against fresno state. as marqueze said, next up the pack will look to take down fresno state at lawlor...tip set
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the raiders long term future maybe in flux, but not the mediate future...the raiders signed a one year lease extension with o- dot-co coliseum for the 2016 season. county and city official say there is an option for 2017 and 2018....team owner mark davis has been in talks with san antonio and las vegas about a potential move....keep in mind they also have an option to move back to l-a if the chargers don't get a deal done to share a stadium with the rams within a year.... the atlantis race and sports book says manager steve mikkelson made a little history today. for the 10th straight year he's the first person in the u-s to put up odds for the upcoming major league baseball season. and his favorite? the giants with 90 total wins on the season. being a big sports fan i fallow it year round. so i mean i'm constantly following the
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when we hit this the last 3 days. that's all i've been doing to get ready for it. i finished up last night about 10:30 at night and ready for today. so, it does take time but again it's a labor of love. the first games of the season are april 3rd....official opening day is april 4th.
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. ridge of high pressure responsible for the aforementioned will be flat enough to allow variable amounts of cloudiness to pass over the that's the news for 5:30. i'm kristen remington. for landon miller, garrett dearborn, >> pelley: a key endorsement for clinton and a warning about nominating trump.
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in the general election. >> pelley: also tonight, will u.s. olympic athletes be endangered by the zika virus? a rare one-on-one interview with the head of the c.i.a. isis has access to chemical artillery shells? a college president's scheme to rid his school of struggling students. and a story brings sheer joy to a child. not the words, it's the voice. t >> then elsa accidentally hurt anna and both girls rushed... captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. a new national poll shows how critical tonight's democratic debate is. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck, and both are looking to african americans to break the tie.

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