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to caucus tonight... to decide who they'd like to see as the g-o-p nominee for president. campaign 2016 coverage tops channel 2 news at 5:30. the caucus gets underway in just about 30 minutes from now. good evening i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us tonight. let's start with, ryan canaday has been at the nugget for us all day. let's start with ryan can you give us an update? kristen a lot of the same as we told you at 5. the lines are still long, and many people are casting their ballots. but we want to give you a closer look at the process. participants enter through these doors, and that's where volunteers check to make sure
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once they've been approved, they get their ballots and cast them at that table. it's at that time that they have the option to leave or stays for the precint meetings that will begin at 6 oclock. covering campaign 20-16 live in carson city, ryan canaday channel two news democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in south carolina this saturday. clinton is currently leading in the polls there. but sanders is pushing back - hoping for more support ahead of super tuesday. today he campaigned in virginia ahead of super tuesday next week. sen. sanders: we need to radically rethink that way we do politics. you are very very
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flexing your muscles and that's what we've got to do right now. the clinton campaign is making an extra push for young african american women with an ad that mentions victims of gun violence. she campaigned with mothers whose children have been killed in gun violence in south carolina today. sybrina fulton/trayvon martin's mother: we have an opportunity to have someone who is going to stand up for us as african americans, for us as women. i say my vote goes to hillary clinton. both clinton and sanders are participating in a town hall tonight in south carolina, hosted by c-n-n. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper
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back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional high
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continuing our caucus coverage now erin breen is live in reno. let's start with erin... is there much of a crowd there yet? it really is a big day for republicans here in nevada. you're right about that. doors are just beginning to open
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there are 20 precincts cuacusing here at hug high school tonight which is just one of more than 2 dozen locations. but organizers say they're ready to find out how nevada's republicans feel about the
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and we'll have caucus coverage all throughout the night... we'll have updated results on our website and on the bottom of your screen as we get them in. and please stay with channel 2 2016 continuing coverage. a team of nevada scientists at the desert research institute have successfully flight tested an autonomous vehicle to seed clouds. the drone is the result of a partnership between d-r-i... drone america and avisight, and it was tested late last month at an f-a-a drone testing site. the drone's eight-rotor design allows for it to carry large payloads, while the advanced software and gps guidance provide the aircraft with self-stabilizing capability and multi-waypoint navigation. the next phase of the project will be to conduct flight planning and test airborne flare
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today the nevada department of transportation started removing a boulder that fell on u-s 50 near lake tahoe over the weekend. drilling the boulder the boulder is expected to be fully removed by the end of the day, but sections of roadway damaged by the rockfall will need to be repaved. through the end of the week the roadway in the glenbrook area will remain open in both directions but lanes will be reduced and minor travel delays are to be expected as the roadway is repaved. the boulder smashed onto the highway saturday night, however no one was hurt. washoe county emergency management is in the process of pushing through an update to our region's plans... in case of natural disasters. arianna bennett joins us now live from the newsroom with a look... ari? every five years... fema requires local jurisdictions to put together an updated plan for mitigating hazards. the washoe
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today... they took a close look at the biggest vulnerabilities in our area. the top three... are earthquakes... wildland floods. although he says we are not at major risk of flooding right now... it's important to have a plan in place... in case we need emergency federal funding. aaron: "if we did have a major flooding event, and we had damage, the first thing fema asks us is, 'did you go through this type of community planning process?" kenneston says one main priority... is truckee river flood management... specifically assessing storm drains. but they're also looking at reinforcing old buildings to be safer in earthquakes. and-- kenneston says the citizens can be a huge help as well... just by making their own properties as safe as possible. aaron: "if each citizen would take the time to look around their own property, and make their own plans, assemble a disaster supplies kit, kind of stay informed and engaged
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have a much safer community." the plan has already been approved by fema... washoe county... and the city of sparks... now it goes to tribal leadership... and the city of reno for approval. covering the story live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. thank you ari - the veterans of america tell us an apparent copper theft has forced them to temporarily close their over flow shelter in the reno area. volunteers of america northern nevada: "the building was flooding. upon further investigation they realized someone had come in and stripped all the copper from the buildilng. now the location of this shelter is kept secret, so we cannot show you video of the damage but- cashell says that the overflow building does not have power or water at this time, forcing them to close, affecting close to 120 people. the shelter is doing everything they can find another building as quickly as possible. they are asking for the public's help as they search for a new or
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if you can help, contact them at 322-7143. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. over the past 30 years, there's been a sharp rise in non-hodgkin's lymphoma cases. what doctors think may increase the odds of getting this type of cancer - in tonight's health watch. but first... parents are going back to school to re-learn how to learn... that's coming up after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike
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welcome back.... in school watch... parents are heading back to class so they can help with homework. it's not just high schoolers needing help. as andi guevara reports... even the parents of kindergartners need a re-fresher! "it starts with addition and subtraction." these moms and dads are learning computer reading skills at parent university. "do you teach mom? yes, sometimes." with her kindergartener, nicole. joanne saraceni/parent:
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how they're being taught so we can help them better and not get frustrated." school districts across the country- including here in washoe county- offer the classes for free. teachers say they're very popular. this one on long island had more than 60 parents eager to participate. it's not just learning how to use the technology, the way reading and math is taught can be so different for parents, they need a refresher. "what do they call the things with the circles? daughter: the bonds.. the bonds." this school started the classes to help parents learn more about the common core curriculum, which sets national standards for english and math. but now they touch on a variety of topics. marie testa/superintendent, north bellmore school district: we're trying to reach out to parents to say the standard way that we learned is no longer that way. so we need to bring you in with us, bring you into the fold and help you so that you're successful at home in supporting your child that's why parents are prepared to continue their education. jason mangels/parent:
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they're moving now in kindergarten i can only imagine what it's going to be like by second, third, fourth grade!" as their children are meeting the challenge, these parents are determined to as well. covering the story, andi guevara channel 2 news. experts say the biggest differences in teaching - technology and how students now learn visually. and neither are likely to go away. to learn more about the program here in washoe county head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue "news links" button. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. coming up in sports...the wolf pack softball team is off to a great start, and held media day today, we'll hear from the ladies. another good reason to get your kids off the couch and moving. what a new study says about
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progress in the global fight against tuberculosis. and are taller, heavier teenagers more prone to a certain type of cancer? those stories and more in tonight's health watch. new data suggests teenagers who are heavier and taller may be at greater risk of developing non-hodgkins lymphoma. researchers in israel
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adolescents... they found overweight and taller-than-average teens faced a 25-percent higher risk of cancer of the lymphatic system later in life. stanford university researchers say a new blood test could make it easier and cheaper to diagnose tuberculosis. doctors say a gene 'signature' in blood can now help them detect active tb. the disease kills one- point-five million people each year. and new data from the c-d-c shows infections from h-p-v, the human papillomavirus, are down 64-percent among teenagers. government researchers say cases have fallen sharply since the vaccine for the cancer-causing virus was introduced a decade ago. that's health watch for tonight, for a closer look go to k-t-v-n dot com and click the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for some heavy traffic slowdowns in and around the spaghetti bowl. and on i80 east near sparks blvd. and watch out for an accident on veterans and
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extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. 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!" once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of
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ridge of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional high cloudiness. once again the weather will remain dry through the rest of the week thanks to a healthy
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of high pressure built up across the west coast. temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 60s through friday before easing back to the low 60s over the weekend. skies will range from sunny to occasional high cloudiness. kristen and landon thank mike. the wolf pack softball team has a conference player of the week,
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2
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the wolf apck softball team went a perfect 5-0 at the demarini desert classic over the weekend and megan sweet was a big reason for....the senior's been named the mountain west conference player of the week for her efforts. the 2-time all-conference pick was on fire at the plate last week hitting 500 with 3-homers and 9- rbi....she also posted 9assists and more importantly no errors at shortstop....she's the first pack player to get the honor since 2014. and that 5-0 weekend put the wolf pack softball teams win streak at 6-straight games....meaning they sit at 8-2 in the early season. the pack was out at practice for media day today and talked to us about how exciting it is to be off to such a great start. yeah its amazing but you cant just sit there...and look back you gotta look forward to the next day, we have oregon that we can go out and attack, you cant be um you can't settle there's alot of strengths. i
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getting out of alot of inning we're hitting at ton. we had like 15 home runs this weekend our pitching is doing really well i think that collectively we all have strenghts that is making us really good. yeah i think that you know 8-2 is maybe just a little bit of a stretch i think we have a quality club we knew we had a club taht was going to give us a chance to be in every game and in that situation sometimes you loose but to win as many close ones we we've done at this point is a nice surprise for sure." next up the pack heads over to santa clara for the broncos 5- game tournament beginning friday. -the reno bighorns were looking to keep their 11-game home win streak alive this afternoon hosting the erie bayhawks...3rd quarter action thehorns looking outside to mark tyndale...he hits the 3-ball he had 11-points and 7- rebounds. -later more horns and check out
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just back from playing with the jazz...erick green fouled but gets the continuation....he had 22=poiints, 5- rebounds, and 5-assists...horns up 16 -the horns were real good outside today, they shot 55-percent from 3.....this is david stockton outside and hitting one....he went for 14-points, 5steals and 4-assists. the top team in the western conference wins a 12th straight at home 130-105....the horns are at santa cruz friday. kristen and landon chat about sports, thank garrett. coming up... we'll have another
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that's the news for 5:30. i'm kristen remington. for
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dearborn, mike alger and >> pelley: dangerous weather hits the south. millions of people in five states are on alert for tornadoes. also tonight, more cases of zika in the u.s., spread by sexual transmission. apple's lawyers say unlocking the iphone of a terrorist is a slippery slope. >> apple knows how to do lots of things, but it is not an employee of the united states. >> pelley: and, who let the dogs out? wait till you see. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. a tough day is turning into a rough night in much of the deep south. multiple tornadoes have been spotted, as well as a water

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