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all this snow, means it's going to be looking a lot fuller, as the year goes on. and that's also good news for the truckee river. ### and here's what the truckee river looks like right now between truckee and verdi. it's looking a bit bigger than we've seen recently. and it's only going to get better as the snow continues to pile up in the high sierra.### the storm has cleared out... but freezing temperatures mean the snow and ice will be sticking around for a while. ?could more snow be on the way? chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with the answer. jeff? a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although accumulation is not expected for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow
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low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: sunny, with a high near 50. cam 3 - wx mic accumulation is not expected for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, some waste management customers to wait to have their garbage picked up. road conditions prevented trucks from making-it up several streets in the area, around mount rose highway. those customers will
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up later this week. if conditions don't improve... customers will be allowed to leave extra bags on the curb next monday. ### the storm made a significant impact on our snowpack. today hydrologists measured just how much snow, and how much water we have. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren joins us live from the mount rose summit with the latest snow totals. colin? sarah.. some very good news to report here today... the snowpack right now... is at 125-percent or normal. that is up from 110 percent of normal that was measured here a month ago. trees frozen... and snow on the ground. this weekend's storm turning mt. rose... completely white. "it was a great storm for our water supply." jeff anderson today... conducting the monthly finding promising results. be almost 30 inches of liquid water sitting on the ground." not all of it... but a nice amount coming from the
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the equivalent of four inches of water fell since friday. "the crest typically picks up much more water that we do on the east side of the lake, so the fact that mt. rose actually got 4 inches of precip over the weekend, four inches of water over the weekend, it is really good news." "ask any skier and they'll tell you this recent storm brought perfect snow condition. ask any hydrologist they'll tell you four inches of water is a big deal." "this was a great storm for the region and we need about a half dozen more of these to put us in pretty good shaping going into the spring." tmwa hydrologist bill hauck says the recent storm... is an encouraging sign "the latest projections show the truckee river flowing normally through august." those projections are preliminary... and don't mean we're out of the drought... but we're at least doing better. "you know, all of the reservoirs in the system are still seriously depleted at this point, and so we need a very good snowpack year to see some recovery in those reservoirs and this is an encouraging sign." just for the month of
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percent of normal. obviously that's a huge improvement over january of 2015... one of the driest on record. reporting live at the mount rose summit... colin lygren... kolo 8 news now. a missing snowboarder and skier were rescued over the weekend, after going out of bounds at mount rose ski resort. washoe county officials say two people called for help saturday afternoon-- after getting lost on the slide side of the mountain. search and rescue officials say they found them, 4-hours later. they were in an avalanche prone area, which slowed the rescue process down. the skier and snowboarder were doing fine, when they were found. ### happening now: the first contest of the 2016 presidential campaign is underway. here's a live look at the iowa caucuses. they started just minutes ago. candidates spent the day using the last few hours to get their supporters out. brandi hitt takes a look at the final push in the hawkeye state. " wow!! look at this crowd." it's decision day in iowa. sen. ted cruz, r-presidential
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sen. marco rubio, r- presidential candidate: "i'll unite the republican party." after months of television ads and campaign stops... it's down to the wire for the frontrunners. hillary clinton and daughter chelsea.... rallying the troops... before they canvas neighborhoods... convincing voters to caucus. hillary clinton, d-presidential candidate: "i'm feeling so excited about tonight! i can't stay long, but i thought i would bring unhealthy food." many voters though admit... they can still be pursuaded to change their minds. ruth lapoint: "it's going to be a very tough choice." colin russell, kaplan university: "i'll just see what i feel like at the caucus." it is a tight race between clinton and her democratic opponent -- it is a tight race between clinton and her democratic opponent -- it is a tight race between clinton and her democratic opponent -- bernie sanders. sen. bernie sanders, d- presidential candidate: "if a lot of non-traditional voters, younger people, working class people. if they come out in big numbers we'll win!" on the g-o-p side -- a new quinnipiac poll out today shows donald trump widening his lead over ted cruz. trump -- holding this last minute rally today - with sarah palin. trump: "this is the day we take our country back!" matthew dowd, abc news political consultant: "if donald trump was to pull it out tonight... he'll win overwhelmingly in new hampshire... then he'll win in
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difficult to stop." donald trump has spent roughly 28 days campaigning in iowa. that's less than half the time rick santorum has spent on the ground here... and his poll numbers... aren't even close to trump's. the caucuses begin... at seven central this evening. brandi hitt, abc news, des moines. and our own caucuses are in just a few weeks. kolo 8 news now's terri russel breaks down the pushes by both parties to maximize turnout. that's coming up at five-30.### you can get the most up-to-date election coverage on the kolo 8 news now mobile app. you can download it for free for apple or android.### tonight at six o'clock, the washoe county school district superintendent-- traci davis, will deliver a state of the schools address at damonte ranch high school. as kolo 8 news now's paul harris reports, she's expected to talk about school repairs, and new school construction. paul. . according to build our schools dot com... at least 15 news schools are needed in the next 10 years... and also repairs to the existing schools in the district.
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these projects could affect... everyone in the county. nats kevin carroll principal of sparks high schools shows me some the repairs needed... including leaks in the ceiling, new lockers and new shower facilities in the boys locker room.... kevin carroll, principal sparks high school, " the larger things you can see is the tile the rotting that is going on. we can't take of that." do the kids even really use was usable." sparks is just one of the group build our schools dot com says is in need of repair. as mcqueen high school is using 14 trailers as classrooms hot water and heat needed at billinghurst middle school and a new roof, track and floors needed at reed high school. district wide the repairs are more than 250 million dollars plus hundreds of millions dollars more to build new schools. that is why a 781 million dollar bond measure
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this november. some of the ways to pay for the bond would be to possibly raise taxes. shaun carey, buildourschools.com, " you would need appromiately a half cent increase in our sales tax rate and that equates to about $8 a month for a family of four. $8 a month would provide you greatly improved schools and if you did this on property tax would be about $10 a month." according to shaun carey... if the measure does not pass this november it could impact students. "double sessions in all of our junior highs and high schools and all of our elementary schools will be on year round calendering." again... there is a state of the schools meeting tonight at six p-m at damonte ranch... in which school repairs and new school construction will be discussed. paul harris... kolo 8 news now. santa barbara county officials are endorsing an oil-spill-cleanup-plan proposed by exxon mobil. the oil company plans to move more than 17-million gallons of stranded oil it was left in storage after a pipeline break on
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may. the spill caused major environmental damage barbara area, spreading 100 miles. exxon trucks will make up to 30 trips a day for up to six months to move the oil. the county approved the plan due to the dangers of storing that much oil, but many believe it's more dangerous to move it.### ?are you looking for a great deal on superbowl food? it's less than a week away. one restaurant is offering what it calls, "large discounts" to try and win back its customers. and, we'll take a look at how helping refill the truckee river. plus, chief meteorologist jeff forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with
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there's a growing concern about young people suffering from mental health issues in northern nevada. dave now ... state and local officials are stepping in to try and prevent psychosis in young adults. amanda tomorrow on good morning reno a look at a new facility that aims to help battle mental illness. dave
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good news for the lakes and rivers of northern nevada. here's a look at lanhotan reservoir. you can see the lake is still a long way from the top... but water is now flowing into the lake at a much faster rate. and the strong snowpack in the sierra should keep the water rising for quite a while. and, the truckee river is going strong. this is what the river looks like near lockwood east of sparks. river flows are increasing with each storm. and with lake tahoe still below the rim... there's still plenty of potential for the river to see a lot more water. ### a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although accumulation is not expected
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ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: sunny, with a high near 50. a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although
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for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent 10 am. partly sunny, with a high mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy,
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saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: sunny, with a high near 50. a few weak systems will keep a slight chance of snow showers in the forecast on tuesday and wednesday, although accumulation is not expected for most areas. by thursday, a ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the west coast. quiet, warmer weather is in the forecast for the end of the week through the weekend. -jeff tonight: mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. west wind around 5 mph becoming calm. tuesday: a 20 percent chance of snow showers. partly sunny, with a high near 34. northwest wind around 5 mph. tuesday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming calm. wednesday: a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 42. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: a slight chance of rain and snow
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low around 27. chance of precipitation is 30%. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 44. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 27. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 47. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 30. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 52. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. sunday: sunny, with a high near 50. chipotle may finally be past the worst of the e. coli outbreak.
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caused the outbreak. many customers reported getting sick after eating at chipotle, but no deaths were reported. chipotle will be offering large discounts over super bowl sunday in attempts to win back their customers. the restaurant will be closed temporarily next monday for employee training. ### general motors---- attempts to create self-driving cars, are in full force. a new team dedicated to the project, began working today. the goal is to make g-m the leader in self- driving technology. the company believes self-driving cars-- have moved beyond the concept phase, and could work in the real world. ### yahoo could soon be laying off up to 15 percent of its employees. that's around 11 thousand people according to the wall street journal. the layoffs would follow the release of yahoo's quarterly finances c-e-o marissa mayer is struggling with a group of angry shareholders, while also trying to turn around yahoo's financial performance. the yahoo board is supporting mayer's decision, and cutting employees could buy
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against two virgina tech engineering students. they surround a 13- year-old girl. the outcome could destroy the tech student's dreams and goals. and, the nevada caucuses are right around the corner. we'll have more information to ensure you're registered and ready to caucus. for news while you're on the go, listen to our
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this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl. they made their first court appearances today. 18-year-old david eisenhauer and 19-year- old natalie keepers were formally advised of the charges against them in the death of nicole lovell. eisenhauer is accused of first degree murder.. and keepers with helping to dispose of the body. the engineering students are from the same maryland county where eisenhauser was a high school track star. today, the principal at
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said he was shocked by the allegations against the young man. "he was a very pleasant young man, very goal driven but focused on academics and focused on his running he was an outstanding runner." police have not commented on the cause police have not commented on the cause of death or potential motive. the two suspects will return to court next month. lovell's mother said her daughter might have met eisenhauer online. police believe a deadly shooting in south lake tahoe this weekend-- stemmed from a drug deal. it happened saturday night, at the beverly lodge. police found 40-year- old dennis wright junior outside a room with a gunshot wound to his chest. he later died at the hospital. police say wright and a woman drove to south lake-- to deliver a- hundred pounds of marijuana. a fight broke out, and shots were fired. the woman suffered a head injury. anyone with information about the shooting, should call south lake tahoe police. ### the last two escaped inmates from a southern california jail are back
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jonathan tieu and hossein nayeri were captured in san francisco on saturday after someone flagged authorities reporting a suspicious person and vehicle in a whole foods parking lot. police apprehended nayeri after a short foot pursuit and found tieu hiding inside the van. investigators say tieu and nayeri had kidnapped a taxi driver and were arguing over whether they should kill him. but a jail teacher arrested for helping them escape... will not be charged. "as for ms. nooshafarin ravaghi, the esl teacher, we've requested further investigation of the sheriff's department concerning her case. at this time, we have insufficient evidence to charge her with any crime." the third escapee....43- year-old bac duong turned himself into authorities last week. the deadline to register for the nevada caucuses is fast approaching.
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the key deadlines, to ensure your voice counts. plus... a new alert today about the zika virus, which is responsible for harming unborn
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it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. looking for big turnouts. which is why they're making it as easy as possible to register. you must be registered-- to participate. kolo 8 news now's terri russell is here with a
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keep in mind the democratic caucus is february 20th on a saturday---beginning at 11. the republican caucus is february 23rd from 5:30-to-8:30 the caucuses, slated for later in february are only the third such events for nevadans where our state is scheduled so early in the process. both parties are trying to make it as easy to understand and particicpate as possible. here at democratic headquarters in washoe county, pam dupre shows us their website. dupre: caucus dot nvdems.com you can type in your name, and find your caucus location. aren't registered, no problem, there's a link to the secretary of states office to do that for you as well. there's even a fast track system. pam dupre: what's called an express check in number or code. and that code, when you get there, you will be able to slide right in. it's going to make the registration process on caucus day go much more smoothly. dupre says you can register as a democrat on site the day of the caucuses that is not the case with the republicans. the party's website too has information on your precinct site.
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secretary of state's office to register as a republican. adam khan/washoe co. gop chair: it is really important that you are registered. because a lot of people are excited about some of our republican candidates. but they not registered to vote or maybe they chair: it is really important that you are registered. because a lot of people are excited about some of our republican candidates. but they not registered to vote or maybe they are registered but the registration is out of date--a wrong address or a wrong party. so you need ot register republican. that means you must be registered by february 13th in order to participate in the february 23rd nevada republican caucus. the deadline is fast approaching---if you are not comfortable with registering to vote on-line, both party headquarters offer to help as does washoe county registrar's office. if you'd like more information on the caucuses, we have set up link pages for you. go to our website and click on hot topics. terri russell kolo 8 news now. doing well in the caucuses, require a strong ground game.
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