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today. kolo 8 news now's terri russell shows us how this happened... and the possibilities for students who may have lost hope. with a response like this, it was pretty obvious we were not going to get a comment from marinello school of beauty here in reno. the news broke today the school was shutting down permanently after the u.s department of education claims marinello used questionable business practices on both students and the government concerning student loans. the education department says marinello went as far as getting aid to students with invalid high school diplomas. instructors packed their cars dumbfounded that something like this could happen. some of the students were already looking for ways to finish their training. between 25 and 30 of them came here to paul mitchell the school in reno to see what their chances were of taking classes here. doug christensen/paul mitchell the school owner director: as a matter of fact i told the students that came by that--if this would have happened to me in beauty school, i don't
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beauty school. i didn't fall in love with this industry until the end of my beauty school experience. so if my school would have shut down half way through, i don't think i would have made it through. christensen says the school will need the number of hours for each marinello student before they can place them. that information will come from the state cosmetology board. as far as loans, christensen says typicallly if a school goes education will forgive the loans, and students can re-apply for his message: don't give will help you. in reno, terri russell kolo 8 news now. marinellos reno school isn't the only beauty school to close. with a u-s department of education investigation the entire chain has been shut down. a new report finds police were justified in the september 2014 killing, of james luke bowman. the shooting was the result of a u-s marshalls investigation into bowman. police were watching him... when he fled. they eventually found him near the
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and spokane. district attorney chris hicks said... officers were forced to shoot bowman when he pulled a gun on them. "he had level three trafficking amounts of drugs in his backpack, he had made prior statements that he was never going to go back to prison, he disobeyed lawful commands to put down your guns and show your hands, and then he pulled a gun on police," detectives from sparks and washoe county were involved in the shooting. both were cleared of any wrong doing. the district attorney released a 27-page report on the shooting. this is the first time something like this-- has been available. coming up at 6:30 we're talking with the d-a--- about why he is trying to improve the transparency, of officer involved shootings. ### he was given a suspended sentence on a drug trafficking charge, then walked away from a rehab program. today, a year and a half later? russell roberts was standing in front of the -same judge for sentencing on a much more serious charge: assaulting a reno police officer with his car. kolo 8 news now's ed
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update. ed, it did not go well for roberts. it did not. you can say you're sorry, but when the judge has heard these same exact words before, you should expect him to be skeptical. 00-:07 :07-:30 :30-:38 :38-:42 :42-1:50 "you just continually and repeatedly deny everything that people are trying to do to help you." the last time 25 year old russell roberts had been in judge elliott sattler's courtroom, the charge was possession of narcotics for sale. instead of serving time, he was sent to drug court, a strict program of monitoring and testing. in a month he was using drugs again and had dropped out of the program. today the charge was assaualt with a deadly weapon. roberts had plead guilty to an incident last august which began trying to walk out on a bar tab and quickly ended with reports of a man threatening others with a gun in downtown reno. officer christopher johnson responded, ordering roberts to halt. johnson: "all i wanted to do was talk. someone had told me that you had pointed a gun at somebody." instead roberts got in his car, aiming it at the officer striking him, then running over his knee.
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fired at roberts. he was hit twice,but sped off. roberts insisted he didn't know johnson was a police officer. sattler: ":"you want me to believe that person who's pointing a flashlight at you with one hand and pointing a weapon at you with the other hand and giving you verbal commands and identifying himself as law enforcement and im sure in a full reno police deparment uniform, you just didnt know that he was a cop? roberts: "no, i didn't, you didn't? i didn't sir." though his parents asked the judge for a lighter sentence after which they would pay for an intensive rehabilitation program, the judge noted roberts had had that chance before. sattler: "you endangered not only yourself and officer johnson, but a whole broad section of this community who i believe officer johnson says were just out trying to have a good time, trying to enjoy themselves. sir, at some point
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the sentence on the battery charge--10 years with possible parole in four, but first roberts will have to complete that original four year sentence on the drug charge. he's looking at least six and a half years behind bars before parole, perhaps 12 and a half if he serves his full time. ed pearce kolo 8 news now it looks like we're getting a bit of a break from winter. warmer weather is on the way. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high pressure will build over the west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind
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after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. were handed out by deputies during a 2-week traffic safety campaign in washoe county. the washoe county
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citations between january 5th and the 21st. they also cited 26 people for not having proof of insurance. 16 people were ticketed for using a cell phone while driving. and four tickets were given to people who ran red lights. ### a new poll out today shows donald trump holds a 20-point lead over marco rubio and ted cruz in new hampshire. the republican frontrunner is back in the granite state with five campaign events today. "gotta do it. it's called crunch time right? it's working out great. great people." the billionaire businessman held a packed town hall meeting in exeter. hundreds more supporters waited outside. trumps rival, ted cruz said today former president jimmy carter said he'd rather have donald trump as a president... not cruz.. "he explained why. carter said because trump is malleable; he doesn't have any core beliefs, so he'll work with us and do
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on the democratic side? hillary clinton and bernie sanders will go one-on-one in a democratic debate tonight. most recent polls show clinton down by 22 points in new hampshire. the guidelines for fafsa-- or the free application for federal student aid, can be difficult to understand for prospective college students. a nevada congressmen is part of an effort on capitol hill to simplify that progress. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent peter zampa, has the story. the bill would make it easier for prospective college students to get the information they need to fill out a fafsa form. congressman joe heck thinks the current requirements scare some students away. rep joe heck: "i'm still paying off my student loans. i know how difficult it is to navigate this process, and we don't want that to be a hiccup for some talented high school graduate that's looking to go onto college." heck says the fact that the current fafsa is ten pages long with 100 questions makes it
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through the form. he says this bill will cut through a lot of unnecessary red tape - it includes the sharing of some irs information that will automatically fill in parts of the application for the student. another component is the tax information required - right now students need the current year's tax report which can significantly delay the process. this bill allows for students to use the previous year's information. rep joe heck: "they're ready for college and they want to go on to college. they've got to be able to apply and know what resources they're going to have to pay for college early in the planning process." heck says he doesn't think a number of the questions currently being asked on fafsa forms have any impact on determining financial aid he says he'd like to see those cut out. reporting in washington, i'm peter zampa. two republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft. congressmen duncan hunter of california and ryan zinke of montana say the legislation is aimed at provoking a fuller discussion of the pentagon's decision to open combat jobs to women. hunter and zinke say the decision ignores
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marine corps and forces. hunter served in the marine corps with tours in iraq and afghanistan. zinke is a former navy seal. the pentagon says the military may be committing to spending billions on jets, that may not be ready for combat. the development of the joint strike fighter f-35, has been plagued by spiraling costs, and schedule delays. the program's price tag is nearly 400-billion dollars for nearly 25- hundred planes -- almost twice the initial estimate. the pentagon has tried to pool large purchases of the aircraft together-- to push the cost down. the report cautions-- these efforts have created a situation, in which the u-s could be committed to getting up to 270 u-s aircraft, before "operational testing is complete." ### it's a legal windfall for a northern nevada company. it took apple to court and won. and now, it could take- in over half a billion dollars. and, caught on camera.
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through a high school classroom. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thompson, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8 news now at 5:00."
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amanda super bowl sunday is almost here. dave we'll leave it to josh little in our sports department to break down the game for you...
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take a look at the big ads that are slated to hopefully grab your attention during the big game. dave join us for good morning renafter several tornadoes touched down across the southeast in crockett county tennessee, the surveillance camera at a local high school shows the moment an e-f one tornado came crashing through classrooms. fortunately the school day was over when the twister hit. in the area around the school, houses were left with significant damage. "mostly it's cosmetic shingles and stuff like that. my shop is almost completely destroyed. my roof's gone, the contents inside are pretty much
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and at fort stewart, georgia...a twister came through the base. the military had to move 50 people to new homes. dozens of vehciles were destroyed. ### high pressure will build over the west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast
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southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy freezing fog is possible overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog
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a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 8. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 32. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 61. high pressure will build over the west coast through the weekend. as a result, the weather will be dry, with cold nights and a slow warming trend in the afternoons. the weekend will be mostly sunny, with valley highs back in the low 50s. with snow still on the ground and light wind, patchy
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overnight through the morning hours. -jeff tonight: patchy freezing fog after 10 pm. partly cloudy, with a low around 22. east wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: patchy freezing fog before 10 am. partly sunny, with a high near 44. south wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 26. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the evening. saturday: sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. saturday night: mostly clear, with a low around 28. sunday: sunny, with a high near 54. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 29. monday: sunny, with a high near 55. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 58. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 32. wednesday: sunny, with a high near 61.
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the west coast through the pay 626-million dollars to a northern nevada company, for patent infringement. in 2012, zephyr cove- based vern-et-ix "virnetx" accused apple of violating four of its patents, with its apps-- like i-message and face- time. the jury back then found apple guilty, and ordered the company to pay 368-million dollars. apple appealed the case, and won on a technicality. the case was re-tried... and now the jury says apple owes the company even more money. vern-et-ix virnetx is a company that buys technology patents-- and aims to make money, from licensing fees, and lawsuits. ### we're learning about another way the zika virus is spreading. and we're tracing its movement... as the
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plus-- "hey, it's reno police." battling blight in downtown reno. a discovery inside one building? might make you squirm. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner,
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zika virus to a patient. the virus -has reached the u-s. and as stephanie ramos reports... a state of emergency has been declared in florida. heather baker from virginia is living the scenario that health officials fear. baker: "after i got home from my trip, i discovered as swollen lymph node on this side of my head." baker worked as a missionary in guatamala and now has the zika virus. and even for those staying at home, there is
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health emergency because of 12 cases in five counties there. gov. rick scott: "we are requesting that cdc provide us with 1,000 zika test kits so we can test pregnant and new mothers who have travelled to affected areas and have symptoms of zika." in brazil, the fight against zika is uniting the nation. a brazilian health workers union has even called off a strike... staying on the job to help in the battle aginst the fast spreading virus. brazil's president in a speech to the nation said zika has gone from a "distant nightmare" to a "real threat." the government, scrambling to start developing a vaccine... but until one is ready, she says, mosquito control is their best course of action. but with tourists flocking to brazil for carnival and the olympics, health officials are worried. dr. steve redd/cdc: "there are going to be many states that have returning travelers that have the infection." some are calling for the rio olympics to be cancelled?.as brazil battles zika art caplan director of medical ethics, nyu langone medical center: "i don't know that it's up
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time." the us olympic committee tells abc news it is keeping a close eye on the situation and that team usa participants will be made "aware of the cdc's recommendations regarding travel to brazil." stepanie ramos abc news washington. the michigan governor's office may have been aware of problems-- linked to flint's water, long before the governor reported them. internal emails show officials in rick snyder's administration-- knew about a surge in legionnaires' disease, in flint. when he disclosed the spike last month, snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. but-- emails obtained by the liberal group progress michigan-- through public-records requests-- show snyder's office was aware of the outbreak since last march. a spokesman says snyder never knew about the outbreak-- despite an aide knowing, ten months earlier. ### a downtown reno motel got a visit from city officials after numerous complaints about the building's condition. "hey, it's reno police." police and code enforcement officials visited the reno legacy
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street this morning. officials tell us there have been frequent calls for service to the 36-unit building. inside they found several code violations including cooking in the hallways... evidence of pests... and a lack of on-going maintenance. "you can cook. the minute you start cooking roaches come out. bedbugs. i haven't slept in that bed one time since i've been here. i sleep in that chair in the hallway. i do not sleep in this room. i keep my room immaculate. i'm not a slob." today's operation was part of a larger intiative by the mayor and city council to combat downtown blight. ?are you looking for a fun place to watch the superbowl? we're highlighting some of the biggest parties in northern nevada. plus... we're taking you inside a kitchen, to watch a local group prepare, for a cooking competition. it's 5-star dinning-- and there's a lot on the line. ###
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approahave you decided what you are doing for the big game? and the big casinos in town, are starting to prep for the parties. kolo 8 news now's' paul harris is live at thh grand sierra resort. paul, the lex night club is working hard to entice customers. sarah... you wouldn't normally think of watching a football game in a nightclub. but this is an example on how the major players in town are trying to think outside the box to capitalize on the big game.
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