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the nevada department of transportation has installed additonal wind warning signs along i-580... to help drivers stay safe on the drive between reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed a special agreement yesterday on clean
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the recent solar debate here in nevada. and a first hand look at what medical students go through during their time at unr. how the university hopes, to keep the school of medicine well- funded. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. turning to crime beat... sparks police have a man in custody, charged with firing
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yesterday morning. police were called out to the 3-thousand block of keogh drive around 2-45 a-m on a report of gunfire... where two teenage girls and a woman were inside. a fourth woman was able to escape through the backyard. officers surrounded the home and negotiated with the man, who eventually surrendered. the women were not hurt. 45-year-old gordon mellinger is charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of discharging a firearm into a structure. and reno police have arrested a man for murder.. accused of apartment near midtown. 32 year old michael robbins was arrested sunday night for driving a stolen car... officers then received information that he had possibly stabbed a man in an apartment. police responded to the apartment in the 100 block of malone lane... where they found a man inside who had been killed. he has been identified as 43 year old patrick drahos. detectives interviewed
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to the killing. he was arrested monday night and charged with open murder with a deadly weapon. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by
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time to check out our roadways
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for two decades, the nevada department of transportation has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous to drive through washoe valley. but this year, they've enhanced their safety protocol by adding new signs that include flashing lights to warn you. there used to be nine of these warning signs... but now there are 34. n-dot hopes this will make it easier for you to recognize wind restrictions and plan your drive accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either delay their travel or they can reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." n-dot say this system is just another way they're improving
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between reno and carson city. and governor sandoval joined 16 other governors yesterday... to voice their commitment to renewable energy. the bipartisan group signed onto an accord, as a promise to promote clean energy, clean transportation, and a more modern electrical grid. of course... this has been a hot topic in nevada, with recent policy changes that have pushed many rooftop solar companies out of the state. governor sandoval briefly addressed that issue on the conference call yesterday. sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm confident that it will be a topic that will be discussed throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers... so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week.
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of governors has not been set. turning to health watch... a group of community leaders took part in a day long program at unr's school of medicine yesterday...called project medical education it showed them what it's like to be a medical student at the university. melissa piasecki, executive associate dean, university of nevada school of medicine: "i think what this really gives people the insight into is just how complex it is to be fully trained in medicine. you need so many skills, you need so much support. it gives them a chance, it gives us a chance to really understand what goes on when you do medical education." this program was designed to create a more accurate knowledge for community leaders so they can make decisions about funding medical education in the future. from the admission process to clinical shadowing... to learning patient care with a life- like mannequin, the participants got to learn many
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still to come on channel 2 news still to come on channel 2 news this morning... president obama is directing attacks at republican frontrunner donald trump...what the potus had to say and more..after the break. the f-b-i is fighting for the right to break into an alleged murderer's phone...why apple phone representatives are resisting and more, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff
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looking around the nation now...
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to a first-of-its-kind court ruling. a federal judge ordered apple to help investigators hack into the locked i-phon,e of one of the shooters behind the december terrorist attack in san bernardino. don champion has more on what the f-b-i wants apple to do... and apple's response. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them. this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security feature in farook's phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. agent. "the federal judge is looking as what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying
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help the fbi out." nat computer once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode- without running the risk of data loss. agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and bad guys" in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. don champion, cbs news, new
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... ky presidential candidates have so many visits schedueld to northern nevada with the caucus rapidly approaching. i'm ky sisson, details on where they will be, next! meteorologist jeff martinez will
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"channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the
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showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by
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few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft
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few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. in campaign 2016...hillary clinton is trying to maintain her lead in south carolina. sanders courted minority voters... both promising more help for social programs. democrats hold their primary in south carolina a week from saturday. on the republican side... donald trump took aim at president obama last night... after the commander- in-chief said he doesn't believe trump will be the next president. "you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would've been a one-term president." despite obama's prediction, trump still commands a double-digit lead in south carolina.
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rubio bashed rival ted cruz again for being dishonest. the texas senator fired back... saying the attacks are unfounded. the republican primary in south carolina is this saturday. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made stops in northern nevada before saturday's caucus. and now a wave of republican candidates have scheduled visits before their big day in nevada next tuesday. ky sisson has all the details on where they will be and when to mark your calendars! good morning ky. good morning andi, john! so after the gop primary in south carolina saturday, g-o-p candidates will be flocking to nevada in hopes of clinching a win before super tuesday. first up... storyteller graphic former florida governor jeb bush is reno next week. bush will hold a town hall monday, starting at 6 p-m at huffaker elementary school. doors open at 5 p-m. next... senator ted cruz will be in
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and fernley on monday and douglas county and carson city tuesday. and finally-- donald trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop next tuesday... at the nugget casino resort in sparks. doors for that event open at 10 a-m.. with the actual event starting at noon. if you want to register for any of these events.. we've set up links for you. just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links button.
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still to come on channel 2 news this morning... an outstanding student loan balance is a reality for thousands of americans...but what if you were arrested for failing to pay...we have the
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the business, but the customer too. you'll want to hear why... join us at 5. a texas man has been arrested...for failing to pay off a student loan. u-s marshals arrested paul aker...for failing to pay the remaining 15-hundred dollars of a student loan. aker says he paid off two previous loans and didn't know he still owed...and he says no payment notice was sent to his home. after the arrest, he agreed to reimburse the government nearly 13-hundred dollars and set up a payment plan of 200-dollars a month. in houston alone, about 15-hundred people have been issued warrants for failure to pay student loans. the nation's largest airline is suing the company that provides wi-fi for its planes... because its too slow. american airlines filed a lawsuit against 'gogo.'
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offer from a competitor... and wants out of its gogo contract. both american and delta have contracts that last through 2018. but american airlines' contract says once it sends notice that it has a better offer... gogo has some time to persuade the airline to stay. gogo says it has new technology that will deliver much better wi-fi efor flyers... but rollout of it will be slow. time to check out our roadways with r-j in the more f-m traffic center... no accidents or incidents to report. high wind advisory in effect through washoe valley on the 580 and old 395, high
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... a stolen vehicle arrest, that turned into a murder investigation? what reno police say happened and more...after 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
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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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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" there are new wind warning signs along i-580...how do they work and how can you use them to stay safe? we'll show you what you need to know on your drive reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed an accord yesterday... to make a commitment to promote clean energy. the collaboration comes on the heels of the recent
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and with the nevada caucuses just around the corner... presidential hopefuls are working the silver state to win over undecided voters. ky sisson's live in the studio to give us a preview of all the candidates making stops in northern nevada. these stories top your news right now at 4:30 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly cloudy and very windy snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. thanks jeff. turning to crime beat... sparks police have a man in custody who they say fired shots inside a home early yesterday morning.
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3-thousand block of keogh drive around 2-45 a-m on a report of shots fired... where two teenage girls and a woman were inside. a fourth woman was able to escape through the backyard. officers surrounded the home and negotiated with the suspect, who eventually surrendered. the women were not hurt. 45-year-old gordon mellinger is charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of discharging a firearm into a structure. and a man has been arrested for murder.. accused of stabbing a man to death in an apartment near midtown. 32 year old michael robbins was arrested for driving a stolen car... officers then received information that he had possibly stabbed a man in an apartment. police went to the apartment in the 100 block of malone lane... where they found a man inside who had been killed. that man, identified as 43 year old patrick drahos. detectives interviewed robbins... and say he admitted
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he was arrested monday night and charged with open murder with a deadly weapon. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by
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thanks jeff. for two decades, the nevada department of transportation has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous in washoe valley for drivers. but this year, they've enhanced the safety protocol by adding
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lights to warn drivers. there used to be nine of these warning signs... but now there are 34. n-dot hopes this will make it easier for drivers to recognize wind restrictions and plan their drive accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either delay their travel or they can reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." n-dot say this system is just another way they are improving safety for everyone traveling between reno and carson city. and governor sandoval joined 16 other governors yesterday... to voice their commitment to renewable energy. the bipartisan group signed an accord, as a promise to promote clean energy and transportation, and a more modern electrical grid. of course this has been a hot
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policy changes that pushed some rooftop solar companies out of the state. sandoval briefly addressed that issue on a conference call yesterday. sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm confident that it will be a topic that will be discussed throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers...so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made stops in northern nevada before saturday's caucus. and now a wave of republican candidates have scheduled visits before their big day in nevada next tuesday. ky sisson has all the details on where they will be and when to mark your calendars! good morning ky. good morning andi, john! so after the gop primary in
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candidates will be flocking to nevada in hopes of clinching a win before super tuesday. first up... storyteller graphic former florida governor jeb bush is reno next week. bush will hold a town hall monday, starting at 6 p-m at huffaker elementary school. doors open at 5 p-m. next... senator ted cruz will be in holding events in elko... reno and fernley on monday and douglas county and
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finally-- donald trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop next tuesday... at the nugget casino resort in sparks. doors for that event open at 10 a-m.. with the actual event starting at noon. if you want to register for any of these events.. we've set up links for you. just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links button. john and andi back to you. coming up on channel 2 news this morning...
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when one family couldn't afford a new wheelchair for their four legged friend... they took matters into their own hands. that story... after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast!" one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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welcome back. time for take 2... stories we think are worth a second look. when a victorville, california woman's beloved dog 'benny' suddenly stopped walking... she was terribly worried. because the cost of the tests and surgery were just too high. that's when she and her boyfriend got creative. they built benny a wheelchair. using p-v-c pipe, velcro straps and a bit of problem solving... all to help benny walk again. they say surgery would have cost more than 8 thousand dollars and it was something they just could not afford. their solution only
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double-oh seven's gadgets and sleek rides are all part of his luxurious appeal. and now you can ride like james bond...that is... if you're willing to pay for it. james bond's most recent ride is set to go up for auction this week. the aston martin d-b-ten super-car was created solely for the latest bond film "spectre." it's expected to sell for as much as two-point-one million dollars. aston martin says the car could hit a top speed around 190 miles per hour. but you can't actually drive the car on the road. it doesn't have any necessary road certifications since it was
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still to come on channel 2 news this morning... meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast after the
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for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas sun endorses hillary clinton. just like planned parenthood action fund endorses clinton for her fortitude keeping government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. and the league of conservation voters action fund... for her bold plan to attack climate change. or the human rights campaign... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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"channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to
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thanks jeff. apple has five days to respond to a first-of-its-kind court ruling. a federal judge ordered the tech giant to help investigators hack into the locked i-phone of one of the shooters behind the december terrorist attack in san bernardino. don champion has more on what the f-b-i wants apple to do... and apple's resistance. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them. this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security feature in farook's phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent.
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what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying "hey, look, apple you need to help the fbi out." nat computer once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode- without running the risk of data loss. agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and bad guys" in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it.
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let's check in with the c-b-s news team and see what they're working on this morning. .... the news is back in the morning. see you at seven. i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now.
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welcome back. let's take a look at some news making headlines around the nation right now. first, donald trump is fending off a direct attack from president obama... days before south carolina's republican primary. yesterday... the president said -he believed- americans would make the sensible choice and not elect trump... something the billionaire candidate labeled a great compliment. latest polls show trump, and democrat hillary clinton, leading by double-digits in the palmetto state. yesterday... the president also vowed to nominate someone to replace supreme court justice antonin scalia. many republicans
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the next president to fill the seat. scalia... who passed away over the weekend... will lie in repose at the supreme court friday, ahead of his funeral on saturday. coming up next... we'll have your traffic, weather and news right now as you head out the door. stay with us just a few
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good morning, . here's your news right now as you head out the door... let's get one final look at our roadways with r-j in the more f-m traffic center... no accidents or incidents to report. high wind advisory in effect through washoe valley on the 580 and old 395, high profile are prohibited. roadwork continues on i-80 eb at the east verdi bridge. speed will be
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mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to
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thanks for watching channel 2 news this morning. in the west. it is wednesday, february 17th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a judge orders apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of a san bernardino killer. ceo tim cook fires back overnight saying he will resist. president obama predicts donald trump will not be the next president. the billionaire takes it as a compliment. can we trust driverless cars to make moral and life-saving decisions? peter greenberg goes for a ride. we begin today with "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or reality show. >> president obama takes a swing
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