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pearce joins us from the front lobby with some answers. ed, there is a fair amount of local history tied up in the nugget. for one thing, it's hard to imagine what downtown sparks would have been without the nugget. this is a property that reflects an earlier era in northern nevada gaming when it was led and dominated by individuals like bill harrah and john ascuaga. 00-:15 :15-:20 :20-:45 :45-:51 :51-:55 :55-1:06 1:06-1:50 nearly 11 years ago as john ascuaga marked the 50th anniversary of the nugget, he could look back on decades of changes which led a small coffee shop across b street to become a major hotel casino. ascuaga: "who would have thought? someone asked me about the future and i said i hope it's as good as the past." but the years just ahead brought the great recession. gaming was hit hard. the nugget needed reinvestment, renovation and, something ascuaga always looked for--change--to remain competitive. the capital just wasn't there. so, two years ago, the ascuaga family sold to a private investor group global gaming and hospitality. changes were made and along with the rest of the northern
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geer: i'm proud we've been able to take the nugget and make it a sustainable property property." but then came an unsolicited offer from marnell gaming. marnell: "we were looking around for properites that may be a good fit for us and the nugget just kept coming up. the nugget was a perfect opportunity." like the ascuagas the marnell company is a family group with a long history in nevada gaming, all of it in the south. they currently own two properties in laughlin. marnell notes after years of flat revenues, northern nevada gaming has been leading the state and with a diversifying economy, he sees good times ahead. during his ownership ascuaga was known for his frequent walks around the property, talking with customers and employees. it wasn't just public relations. it was his manaqement style. he was listening. marnell says he plans to do the same. marnell: "i've made the mistakes of going into markets and you think you know what you should do and where you should take the property. "i think god gave you two ears
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we're going to listen to the community. we're going to learn from the team and the customers and we're going to take it slow and be cautious and do good things every step of the way." and marnell says there's a lot here to build on. specifically he mentioned the showroom as needing an upgrade. he says employees will see few changes, accepting everyone the day his company takes over. of course all of this still needs approval from state gaming officials. he's currently licensed in the south, so that should happen some time in the months ahead. this warm weather should be sticking around through the weekend. so-- ?when is our next chance for snow or rain? chief meteoroloigst jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a
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friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. cam 3 - wx mic of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week,
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breaking news out of reno tonight... the starbucks on damonte ranch parkway has been evacuated as reno firefighters respond to a hazmat situation. several people inside the store started choking because of some type of chemical in the air. no serious injuries were reported. fighterfighters have not yet determined what the substance is. we will bring you new information about he situation as we learn it. with less than two weeks before the presidential contests in south carolina and nevada... campaigns are making a last minute push. vega: if the election were tomorrow do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? sanders: no. fortunately for us the election is not tomorrow. democratic candidates bernie sanders and hillary clinton are making their pitch to voters tonight in a debate set to start in less than an hour. hillary clinton... hopes for a comeback with a boost from african
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voters. and she won a major endorsement today from the congressional black caucus rick klein, abc news political director: "the stakes have never been higher for hillary clinton. she's coming off a devastating loss in new hampshire. she needs to make the contrasts with bernie sanders. she needs to go on offense." on the republican side...trump's campaign confirms a change of tactics in south carolina. they are pulling all attack ads and say they will run only positive messages. in case you haven't noticed, there are not recent presidential polls-- showing who's ahead. kolo 8 news now terri russell is looking into this story, and found-- just like we've always known, nevada is like no other other early caucuses, and primaries. as many know, this is been involved in the that's one reason polling isn't common at this time--there aren't enough people who have made caucusing a tradition. while both local republican and democratic headquarters have been conducting caucusing training for the more
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it's difficult to gauge which candidate will come out on top on february 20th and 23rd. been polling in nevada since last december. it's a fact that has some in the national media taking notice. rachel maddow show/courtesy msnbc: and so no polling firm wants to screw up their average by proclaiming some sort of prediciton about how that race is going to go in nevada, when is predictable. the very nature of caucusing...as in the mockus, a mock caucus, those who have a preference going in could have their minds changed once inside. another reason, pollsters won't do a survey until iowa and new hampshire are finished with their events. nevada is tough as it as a diverse and transitory population. pollsters use land lines which makes gathering the information here tough. prof. fred lokken/tmcc political science: especially as you continue to go west americans are continueing to give up their land linessyou have to have people that are
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and as you move west, we are cynical, and we love to take a call because you've been bugging us, and lie to you through our teeth, because we don't want you to call us again.. lokken says another reason for limited polling, there is no agency, business, or institution that will pay for it. all of which makes the nevada caucuses and their results, truly the wild wild west. but lokken says make no mistake, we still have a major influence as to just who ends up in the white house the last poll taken by gravis marketing showed donald trump and hillary clinton the favorites in our state. published reports say the marketing firm will take another poll, sometime next week prior to the democratic caucuses february 20th. both democratic candidates are coming to reno this weekend. bernie sanders will be here saturday. he's scheduled to speak at the "real solutions, for real people" summit at the jot travis student center at the university of nevada. doors open at seven-30
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advance registration is required.# and hillary clinton will rally in nevada on saturday and sunday ahead of our caucuses. details on where she'll be have not yet been released. ### the nevada caucuses are less than two weeks away. the democrats will caucus on saturday, february 20th. you can register at the door. the republicans will caucus on tuesday, february 23rd. g-o-p voters will need to be registered by this saturday, february 13th. but the washoe county registrar's office closes at 5 p-m on friday, february 12th. ### you can stay up to date with all campaign information-- with the "kolo 8 news now" mobile app. you can download it free, for both apple and android. ### anim we're learning new details about an armed robbery and pursuit in stead. reno police tell us they arrested 39-year-old "wesley howard ford" early this morning after a three- hour standoff. police believe ford is connected to the armed robbery at the maverik convenience store on stead boulevard
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wipe vo ford is also suspected of a truck theft and pursuit on tuesday. that chase led to several school lockdowns int he north valleys. wipe fp another man previously wanted in this investigation... 19-year- old rylin wolfe... has been cleared by police.## deputies are looking for the man who triggered a gas leak-- by crashing his truck into an apartment building in carson city overnight. 20 people were evacuated from the sierra springs apartment building on hot springs road. the leak shut down part of the road, and one person suffered minor injuries. sheriff ken furlong says it could have been a lot worse. "minor injuiries, mostly from the debris falling inside that house. so we're pretty lucky right now...the risk of fire was tremendous until we that that line shut down." 38-year-old francisco perez... was seen running away from the scene wearing a black hoodie. if you know anything... call the carson city sheriff's office. ###
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missouri is facing a new federal government announced a lawsuit. after the shooting death of michael found a pattern of problems with excessive force and racial discrimination in the police department. bazi kanani reports. a new battle in justice department is now suing the city for violating its residents' civil rights. "the ferguson police dept's violations were expansive and deliberate, stopping people without reasonable suspicion, arresting them without cause, and using unreasonable force. these violations were not only egregious they were routine. they were driven at least in part by racial bias." the lawsuit comes after a surprise move this week by the city council... voting to push back against the settlement the city had reached with the justice department after months of negotiations. "you know the things that we asked for are i think very reasonable." city leaders want to
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which they say the city can't afford to implement. but attorney general loretta lynch isn't buying that argument. "the department of justice and ferguson's own negotiators came to an agreement that was both fair and cost-effective." lynch says city leaders leave her no other choice-- forcing litigation to protect the rights of residents the justice department says are treated unfairly by police and a profit-driven court system. "they have waited decades for justice. they should not be forced to wait any longer." this case now goes to trial... unless the city and the justice department are able to settle first. attorney general lynch did not indicate much hope for that. bazi kanani, abc news washington. new details about a nightmare cruise. it hit rough water... putting the pasengers and crew at risk. and, a major discovery was made to help explain how our universe works. 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
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. and that romantic buzz has many couples thinking about wedding bells. dave a look at how local chapels are preparing for one of their busiest times of the year. and how the county clerks office is getting ready for all the newlyweds. amanda tune in to good morning technically, they're described as ripples in the fabric of space and time. but they're also thought to be the holy grail of modern physics. rachel crane exlplains a big breakthrough by scientists. "for over a century, physicists have been trying to confirm the existance of gravitational waves. one of the last remaining pieces of einstein's theory of relativity. einstein proposed that accelerating masses, such as two neutron stars or two black holes, cause distortions in the fabric of the universe. when those masses eventually merge, they set off a cataclismic event that shoots off
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he predicted that these waves travel across the cosmos at the speed of light, changing the shapes of the matter they encounter. in theory, these waves would eventually hit earth, but their detection has eluded us. an observatory called ligo has been using the most sophisticated optics, lasers and seismic isolation since 1988 to find them. m-i-t and cal-tech operate twin detectors that are located in livingston, louisiana and hanford, washington. the detectors are shaped like an "l," and they shoot lasers down vacuum tubes that are two-point-five miles long. if gravitational waves pass through the detector, the distance the laser beams travel changes by a very small amount. i'm talking ten to the negative nineteen meters or less. why does all this matter? well, unlike electromagnetic radiation, like radio waves and visible light, gravitational waves are unimpeaded by matter. so as they travel through the universe, they don't interact with matter. they slice right through it and remain pristine remnants of the past.
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waves, we may be able to understand some of the fundamental questions about how our world works." high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
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weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling temperatures and snow levels as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around
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with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through the weekend. the next chance of rain and snow doesn't come until the middle of next week, as a pacific trough pushes inland. details are still hazy a week out, but this system looks warm and windy to start, with falling
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as it moves out of the area. - jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. south wind around 5 mph. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. west wind around 5 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 65. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 35. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 67. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 39. wednesday: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with
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thousand passengers have made it through a monster storm. they arrived back in port around 9 o'clock last night. a 7-day trip to the bahamas, turned into a nightmare when the ship hit rough waters off the coast of north carolina. passengers aboard royal caribbean's 'anthem of the seas'-- had to stay in their cabins, for about 12 hours. 120-mile-per-hour winds battered the ship, and injured four passengers. passengers were relieved to finally be home. "the water kept coming above the window and it looked like
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all passengers will receive a full refund, and a 50-percent off voucher for future cruises. ### one kind of dog is at a huge disadvantage if it's in a shelter, and needs a loving home. it's often last to be picked, and it has nothing to do with temperament or breed. and, the oregon standoff finally ended this morning and a nevada assemblywoman put herself in the middle of this tense situation. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh.
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of a kidney transplant, and she's turning to the community for help. you've probably seen
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media, it's resonating with northern nevadans. kerry cause-lau-skee kozlowski was diagnosed with kidney disease in december of 2014. unfortunately, none of her family members were a match for the transplant. friends and neighbors made a facebook page for kerry, hoping they can find a matching donor. and the biggest take- away from her post? the awareness it's brought to organ donation. "the average time for a kidney donation is 3 to 5 years, that's how long folks have to wait. in our service area, like the west coast, it's actually between 7 and 8 years." if you'd like more information about organ donation... go to kolo-tv-dot-com and click on hot topics. a high honor was given to an unusual candidate at city hall today. mayor hillary schieve is sharing her leash on the city, with an honorary mayor for the day-- everett. his climb to the top, is a true rags to riches story. kolo 8 news now's
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us how this lab... new- foundland mix, went from shelter dog - to "top dog". very boisterous, very loud... he always speaks his mind. everett's adopted mom lisa rosen says he's ready for the challenge of leading the city. she and robert stachow adopted the outgoing shelter dog two years ago. after learning dog's like everett were least likely to be adopted- they started their search with a specific goal. we wanted to make sure that when we went out and got a dog that we got a large black dog, because we feel they are a great addition to the family that was the beginning of the campaign trail - that brought him here... i commend mayor everett for his outstanding work in the community to raise awarnes for a notable cause such as the spca of northern nevada. a proclamation declaring him honorary mayor mayor schieve says everett won't have much responsibility - but she's
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it's a ton of fun and he'll do a great job, i just know it. after the honors - the "photo ops" and media interviews. what changes would you like to make today everett - wolf wolf wolf wolf... translation.... if he was to be mayor, what his job would be, is to make sure every dog's bowl has a bone. and he's already making that happen. you see, everett got this honor, when his parents placed the winning bid of eleven-hundred- dollars at the s-p-c-a's annual charity event - "an affur to remember". this was a first for the auction item... and mayor schieve says she wouldn't mind sharing her seat again next year. the spca is doing incredible work in the community, i'm so happy to support them and this really is creative and a great way to raise awarness. kendra kostelecky kolo 8 news now.
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the s-p-c-a with a "retirement package" which includes a dog bed... a bowl, gift basket and a 60 pound bag of dog food. today, we're taking a look at the progress made on the southeast connector. and, we'll hear local reaction to the project, as it stands at this point. plus.. a tense situation with the occupation of federal land in oregon. the final moments of the standoff. it is a piece of roadway
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