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higher elevations... and meterologist angela schilling is live in east reno with a closer look at what causes all this wind. let's start with mike. the strong winds will slowly abate thursday, but the strong cold front responsible will bring snow to the valley floors and leave behind a foot or more of snow in the mountaintops. a mountain winter storm warning is in effect until noon thursday after which snow will decrease to showers. in the valley, accumulations could be limited due to the ground being so warm the past several days, but some foothill accumulations are possible above 5,000'. the strong winds of wednesday will ease somewhat, but will still be brisk, in the 15-25 mph range. as we head into the weekend, one more storm front will try to
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but while the mountains could see some minor accumulations , the valleys should be shadowed out from most if not all the the strong winds will slowly abate thursday, but the strong cold front responsible will bring snow to the valley floors and leave behind a foot or more of snow in the mountaintops. a mountain winter storm warning is in effect until noon thursday after which snow will decrease to showers. in the valley, accumulations could be limited due to the ground being so warm the past several days, but some foothill accumulations are possible above 5,000'. the strong winds of wednesday will ease somewhat, but will still be brisk, in the 15-25 mph range. as we head into the weekend, one more storm front will try to
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storm front will try to push through friday afternoon, but gusty winds, rain and snow are hitting the mountain passes. amanda ketchledge joins us live in truckee with a look at these weather conditions. amanda, how is it out there? kristen-- we aren't seeing snow just yet...but we are getting a few drops of rain. we also experienced the strong winds- local residents and visitors told us about their experiences earlier. jason golden, los gatos ca:
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day long. we stayed inside, and have been hunkered down watching movies and playing board games." john dagostino, calpine, ca: "big difference from yesterday and the last few days. nice and warm and now its 10 to 15 degrees colder. tons of rain coming. and we should be getting some snow overnight and tomorrow morning. that will make my drive to work a lot of fun." powerful wind lashed truckee today...bringing damaging gusts to neighborhoods causing several downed trees and power lines. the truckee police department tells us that crews worked quickly to clean up the damage, but they are getting ready for more winter weather coming their way. this weather isn't keeping everyone indoors- many visitors from out of town are coming to the area to experience the white powder, like jack steck from california. jack steck, san jose ca: "i'm much more in favor of the cold than the hot. snow is always fun. playing in it. get all chilly and then go by the fire
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choice." if you plan to head up to the mountains for the snow, be careful driving. several signs on the interstate are warning drivers to carry chains with them as this weather progresses. covering storm watch, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. thanks amanda. so why is it so windy here in northern nevada? angela schilling knows a thing or two about this topic and joins us live near mari loma park with more. angela? kristen, wind is something we see not only here in reno but also throughout the country. espeically in the plains. what causes wind is highly dependent on temperature and pressure differences. sound of wind
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more common at higher sound of wind while higher wind speeds are more common at higher elevations, we do see plenty of wind here in the valley. one basically created by pressure or temperature differences." edan weishahan: "seeing a big difference in a very small distance then that's where you'll see those stronger wind speeds." for example going from a strong ridge of high pressure and warm temperatures to a strong area of low pressure and cold temperatures. all in a short amount of time. wind sound familiar this week? you can see the pressure difference on weather models and charts. the lines are called isobars, or lines of equal pressure. the more compacted the lines are the stronger the wind. edan wishahn: "anywhere from susanville south into reno and then south of reno into washoe valley they actually get some very strong winds as well." the national weather service has a good explanation for why
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edan weishahan.: "if you can think of wind kind of like moving through like water does they can get funneled through those canyons and if you can think about funneling water through a smaller opening then it moves a lot faster." wind is also typically stronger higher up in the atmosphere towards the jestream. edan weishahn: "sometimes portions of that jet can reach the ridge lines and that's when we'll see peak wind gusts at slide mountain." making it feel even colder. the wind chill index gives you the feel like temperature. a cold day with gusty winds will probably feel worse on your skin than say a calm day with the same afternoon high temperature. wind plays a huge role in the forecast. a change in wind direction and speed can change the forecast completly. especially in reno, where the sierra is close by. while reno has seen wind gusts over seventy miles per hour it is not uncommon for winds to top one hundred miles per hour along the sierra crest.
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schilling, channel two news. in crime beat tonight - the reno police department is helping residents, owners and managers of rental properties to keep illegal activities to a minimum. it's part of the reno crime free multi-housing program. paul nelson joins us live at the meadowood apartments -- just one complex that is benefiting from the program. paul -- what types of things has management done to make those apartments safer? for one thing -- they spent about two years improving the lighting, kristen. they've also trimmed bushes and weeded out problem tenants. all with the help of the reno police department. "the first line of defense for your good tenants is going to be you." cops working with property owners and managers. that's what this program is all about. the eight-hour class is required for any rental property with 40 units or more. lopez "any condos, any hotels, motels, apartments, that sort of thing." the second phase is making physical improvements to the
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police officers. things like landscaping, lighting, windows and security. karla "not only do we work there but we want everybody to feel safe, our tenants to feel safe. we don't want riffraff coming in and out. we want to make sure the tenants feel comfortable." every staff member of the meadowood apartments will eventually go through this class -- learning what can help eliminate crime. management here says the quality of residents is the most important factor. cindy "we have very stringent move-in policy qualifications. if you don't match them, you don't get in." the meadowood apartments have 500 residents -- and sands says they have noticed quite an improvement in the past few years. calls for service are down about 75-percent and questionable tenants have been evicted. cindy "this is a very friendly environment. we like to think of it as a community. we have a lot of children living here and i would now want to not have a safe place to have children and families." that's why officers say this is time well spent -- saying a
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demand and creates a more stable resident base, while lowering maintenance costs and increasing property values. lopez "the crime affects not just the police, it affects everyone in the community. so, by working together, we can try to prevent and reduce some of the crime." the final phase of this program is a social gathering -- getting the residents together for coffee or a barbecue. that's when managers can explain what they're doing and what the results have been. covering crime beat live, paul nelson, channel 2 news. south lake tahoe police say two people have been arrested in california- suspected of a murder last month. yesterday police arrested 18- year-old tristen batten in vallejo... and then this morning 20-year- old harvest davidson was arrested in sacramento. both have been charged with open murder related to the death of dennis wright junior, who police say was shot and killed outside the beverly lodge on january 30th while trying to sell marijuana. police believe more arrests are likely as the investigation
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coming up on channel 2 news... with just days to go before nevada's democratic caucus, erin breen talks with senator bernie sanders about the state of the race... still ahead at 5:30. but first... pope francis is wrapping up his trip to mexico tonight... what he's doing on the u-s border, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, and mike alger's pinpoint two forecast!" 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.
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we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. pope francis is showing his
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last day in mexico. he is celebrated his last mass of the trip in a border town where many mexicans have risked their lives trying to enter the u.s. adrianna diaz is live in mexico city with a closer look at the pontiff's last day in the country, adrianna? kristen and landon...the pope's last public event in mexico drew huge crowds...and he just finished mass along the u-s mexico border. pope francis celebrated mass before 200-thousand people in juarez, just 50 yards from the u-s border. he brought a message of hope to migrants who seek a better life. nats.francis "we cannot deny the humanitarian crisis" francis said, acknowledging that many who migrate are enslaved, imprisoned and extorted. the pope also walked to the border fence to pray for those who made it across.and for those who didn't. people started pouring in before dawn to get a
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some came on foot from texas. "more than 50 thousand people cross this border between el paso and juarez every day. there are some who want to see the pope, but won't risk leaving the us." "me habria gustado estar alla con mi gente mexicana." "i would have loved to be there with my fellow mexicans," this devout catholic said. but she can't - she's undocumented and has lived in el paso for 26 years. she asked us not to use her name. "yo siento que estamos solos mis hijos y yo" "my kids and i feel all alone here" - she said. her husband was deported 13 years ago. they haven't seen each other since... even though he lives just 2 and a half miles away in juarez. she cried speaking about her divided family adrianna: "does the poes visit give you hope? le da esperanza esta visita, esta visita del papa?" "si sobre todo tengo mucha fe." yes she said above all else i have faith. some american born children of undocumented immigrants are crossing the border on their own to see the pope. like this boy,
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the pope conducted his mass in juarez a couple of hours ago. in about an hour from now he'll board a flight back to rome. kristen and landon, now back to you. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. but first... tech giant apple is taking on the federal government... why it's resisting an f-b-i order to unlock a suspect's phone, after the break. 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
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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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looking around the nation... a federal judge has mandated apple help investigators unlock a cell phone belonging to one of the san bernardino attackers but apple is fighting the judge's order. federal investigators beleive syed farook's phone may have the auto-erase feature enabled which would wipe the data after too many failed password attempts. a federal judge ruled apple must find a way to disable the function on farook's phone...which would enable the f-b-i to submit unlimited passcodes to unlock it. apple says it doesn't have the software to disable the feature and says creating it would threaten data security. in a letter to customers... tim cook said the order is a quote
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threatens the security of our customers" end quote. apple has five days to appeal the judge's ruling. looking around the world... an explosion in turkey's capital of ankara has killed at least 28 people and injured more than 60 more. the explosion was caused by a car bomb and targeted military vehicles that were carrying armed forces personnel and stopped at a traffic light. turkey's prime minister canceled a planned visit to brussels following the explosion in ankara. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" the strong winds will slowly abate thursday, but the strong
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bring snow to the valley floors and leave behind a foot or more of snow in the mountaintops. a mountain winter storm warning is in effect until noon thursday after which snow will decrease to showers. in the valley, accumulations could be limited due to the ground being so warm the past several days, but some foothill accumulations are possible above 5,000'. the strong winds of wednesday will ease somewhat, but will still be brisk, in the 15-25 mph range. as we head into the weekend, one more storm front will try to push through friday afternoon, but while the mountains could see some minor accumulations , the valleys should be shadowed out from most if not all the rain or snow. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison
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the strong winds will slowly abate thursday, but the strong cold front responsible will bring snow to the valley floors and leave behind a foot or more of snow in the mountaintops. a mountain winter storm warning is in effect until noon thursday after which snow will decrease to showers. in the valley, accumulations could be limited due to the ground being so warm the past several days, but some foothill accumulations are possible above 5,000'. the strong winds of wednesday will ease somewhat, but will still be brisk, in the 15-25 mph range. as we head into the weekend, one more storm front will try to push through friday afternoon, but while the mountains could see some minor accumulations , the valleys should be shadowed out from most if not all the
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let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out for some light traffic slowdowns gettting onto 580 southbound from i80 west. and on i80 east from pyramid to sparks. and luckily there arent any accidents or incidents to report at the moment so good job out there and please continue to drive safely. accidents or incidents to report the strong winds will slowly abate thursday, but the strong cold front responsible will
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and leave behind a foot or more of snow in the mountaintops. a mountain winter storm warning is in effect until noon thursday after which snow will decrease to showers. in the valley, accumulations could be limited due to the ground being so warm the past several days, but some foothill accumulations are possible above 5,000'. the strong winds of wednesday will ease somewhat, but will still be brisk, in the 15-25 mph range. the valleys should be shadowed out from most if not all the rain or snow. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. look out for some light traffic slowdowns gettting onto 580 southbound from i80 west. and on i80 east from pyramid to sparks. and luckily there arent any accidents or incidents to report at the moment so good job out there and please continue to drive safely. andi: this reno home is in the
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but withing three months, six young girls, recoveing from drug addiction will be calling it home. i'm andi guevara coming up
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doors to recovery and its parent company transforming youth recovery are dedicated to helping young people struggling with drug addiction in northern nevada . now, a generous donation from a local church has allowed them to offer a long-term solution for young women ages 18 to 25. andi guevara has the story. ' julia says "and as you can see, it's a mess, but it's gonna be beautiful in a month" julia picetti is giving us tour of a house she's helping remodel. but this isn't just any project. this reno tract home will soon be transformed into the jane aubrey house...name after julia's daughter who died of a drug over dose less than one year ago. julia "...uhm, it's hard to process, but i'm thankful and
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honored to be honoring her and just know that the jane aubrey house is gonna be helping young women " young, northern nevada women who are turning their lives around and recovering from drug addiction. the residential program is run through doors to recovery. cricket dundas "they are currently clients of a diversion court with the second judicial district court" the purchase of the house was made possible through a huge donation from grace church in north reno, where julia picetti has been a member for years. in less than two months, through thousands of individual donations, grace church raised more than three hundred and sixty thousand dollars. julia "grace church has really wrapped its arms around me and has really carried me through this" julia's daughter, jane, struggled with addiction for five years and lost the fight when she was only 25 years old. in addition to a safe place to live, the jane aubrey house will offer counseling, job skills development and case management.
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program. this is comprehensive, this is wrap around services and we will not release them until they are ready" the jane aubrey house will be ready by spring of this year, and will serve young women ages 18 to 25. covering the story, andi guevara channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look
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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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" it was a very blustery day across the truckee meadows as a fast-moving storm blows in. storm watch coverage tops channel 2 news at 5:30. a high wind warning remains in effect until 10 tonight. good evening i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us tonight. we begin with storm watch coverage... chief meteorologist mike alger

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