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florist are making hundreds and hundreds of bouquets today. here's a look at the work they're doing. workers are assembling bouquets for people... who are trying to get their loved ones flowers delivered today. but because the holiday is sunday... the next few days will also be busy. "because valentines is falling on a sunday this year, we are very busy friday. we are going to be real on saturday, really busy sunday, but it kinda levels it out during those three days, where typically when it is on a weekday, it is kinda all on one day." if you haven't ordered anything for your sweetheart yet... there is still time. sparks florist says they're taking orders all weekend long... and deliveries are still an option. ### the nevada public utilities commission voted to phase in higher rates for rooftop solar customers over a longer period of time than previously approved. the regulators voted unanimously to phase in the new net metering rates over 12 years instead of
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-had been calling for the rates for solar panel owners to be spread out over 20 years. regulators say the rates better reflect the declining cost of solar power, -and phase out a subsidy traditional energy customers pay to support a much-smaller group of customers. the "bring back solar alliance" released a statement saying quote: "the p-u-c has again betrayed the 17-thousand nevadans who did the right thing and chose to go solar."### west virignia wokers will no longer be required to pay union dues, as a condition of employment. state lawmakers over- rode a veto by the governor... making it the 26th right-to-work state in the country. unions are still required to represent every worker. the law applies to new collective bargaining agreements. democrats said--- right to work, undermines unions, without clear benefit. republicans contended that a new path is needed for the suffering coal-mining state. ### federal investigators are going back into the water in hopes of finding-out-more about
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the n-t-s-b says it will try to locate the voyage data recorder of the sunken cargo ship. it sank in october while in en route to puerto rico after sailing into the path of a hurricane. 33 crew members were on board, no bodies have been recovered. investigators believe the recorder -could have captured conversations between the crew during their final moments before the ship went down. the el faro was located 15-thousand feet below the surface near the bahamas. the search will be done in april.### a nevada business owner is going to youtube to mock the burglars who broke into his restaurant. wes krifaton got ahold of that video to bring us this story. be sure to read the closed captioning on the bottom of your screen. "they break into the restaurant and try to get money, but they couldn't find anything. at frijoles & frescas they have a sense of humor about what happened here in mid december. the owners posted a security camera video on facebook along with a
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two suspects were doing. "back in november we started seeing a rash that were happening predominently to countertop and fastfood establishment restaurants. they were predomidently starting to hit in the northwest part of the valley." these are the two guys cops are looking for. hard to identify since they were wearing hoodies. lieutenant nick farese with metro says these guys have been hitting these small busiensses valley-wide from north las vegas into henderson and all points inbetween. "these businesses whether they're chain restaurants or whether they're individually owned mom and pop type establisments. they incur costs with this." francisco salas chef and co owner for frijoles & frescas says in their ase about in their case about $3,000 or $3,000 in damage. for him and his busienss it was a big hit, but the bigger hit was the emotional toll the breakin had on him and his staff. now there are two men in the restaurant at all times along with the female staff... for them it's safety in numbers and while so far the robbers haven't encounted anyone in the places they've targeted, cops don't even want to go there are talk about
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they did. "we don't want to see this escalate. we don't want to see anymore businesses become victims and we don't want this to escalate to any crimes of violence." the last of the protesters who occupied an oregon wildlife refuge faced a judge for the first time today. and today two more protesters were indicted; bringing the total number of inditcments up to nine. the f-b-i searched the refuge today but say they did not find any evidence of booby traps left behind by the protesters. "we've said since day one, our goal has been to end this illegal occupation peacefully and we're grateful we were able to do so today." the armed occupiers were demanding the federal government turn over public land to local control.### president obama has granted national monument status, to nearly 1-point-8 million acres of southern california deserts. today, the white house released obama's proclamations establishing the mojave national trails... castle mountains... and sand to snow national
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the proclamations cite the scenic, natural, cultural and historical qualities of the areas. ### buying a car usually involves driving from dealer to dealer... looking at different models... but this weekend? you can one-stop-shop! the annual reno auto show is underway at the reno sparks convention center. every single washoe county car dealer is taking part in the show this year. meaning, there are 19 different dealers. all of them are competing for your business... so there's a better chance at getting a deal. "everybody knows who sold what sunday night, and everybody wants to have the biggest number, and they'll sell over 400 cars this weekend, i'll guarentee ya, and its... whoever has the most gets the big prize and that is bragging rights." dealers at the event are offering manufacturer rebates... and low financing. the event runs until eight tonight and tomorrow. and until five on sunday. ### the smithsonian's national air and space museum is giving visitors
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look inside apollo 11. cheryl conner gives us a sneak peek ... you may love this to the moon and back. "it says smelly waste." smelly but "one step" closer to what was happening inside apollo 11 on its trip to the moon in 1969... both personal and technical. astronauts neil armstrong, buzz aldrin and michael collins had lockers and designated areas holding their personal stuff.. sometimes real personal. "what's really exciting is to be able to find a scribble on the wall with a number and be able to find the transmission in which ground control relayed up to them." directions from the ground had collins linking up with the eagle -- which took armstrong and aldrin to the surface of the moon. there's also a calendar that kept track of their dates in orbit. all new images discovered when specialists with the air and space museum sent in 3-d technology... eliminating the foot
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"we want to get you a little closer to some of the technology that was used. vincent rossi is going to scan my hand with a 3-d laser scanner, showing the detail of this equipment." we got a sneak peek. the images will be online in july. "basically anybody is going to know what it feels like to be in the command module." kids stopping by say it's pretty cool. "because i mostly see models. i don't see the real thing." "one giant leap" toward spacecraft and be the first to walk the moon. news about staving off demensia. in tonight's medical minute-- the one thing that can help people avoid this medical problem. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week?
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forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the
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facing old age rises, the fear of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia does, too. yet a new study offers surprising information on your risk of developing it. doctor timothy johnson has tonight's dementia... a devastating dementia... a devastating diagnosis, and a fear for many as they cross into retirement age and after all, dementia hits millions of americans and as life expectancy continues to rise in the
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that the number of americans who develop dementia will rise along with it. but a new study... offering unexpected good news. yes, we still expect dementia numbers to rise, but americans in general may be developing it later than they used to. researchers at boston university looked at more than five thousand people in the famous framingham heart study who've been tracked for nearly four decades. surprising, but the rate of dementia in the 60 and older age group - decreased. nearly four out of every one hundred people in the late 1970s got dementia. but this decade, it's two out of every one hundred people. meaning an individual person's chance of hearing that diagnosis is down by about half. of note... only those with at least a high school diploma showed this decreased rate. yet another suggestion that education may have something to do with risk - they're not sure why. researchers are cautiously optimistic. could this information point the way to strategies to stave off dementia for as long as possible?
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minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through early next week. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, 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 through wednesday night into thursday. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph. saturday night: partly cloudy, high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through early next week. the next on wednesday, 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 night into thursday. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph. with a low around 37. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 63. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 34. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 64.
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with a low around 35. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. breezy. wednesday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. breezy. thursday: rain likely. mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. high pressure will keep the weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through early next week. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, 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 through wednesday night into thursday. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, with a high near 63. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 34. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 64.
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with a low around 35. wednesday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. breezy. wednesday night: a chance of rain. mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. breezy. thursday: rain likely. mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. the wolf pack is back at home tomorrow weather dry and mild, with occasional high clouds through early next week. the next chance of rain and snow arrives on wednesday, 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 through wednesday night into thursday. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. north wind around 5 mph becoming
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sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. the wolf pack is back at home tomorrow against a pretty good fresno state... who is suddenly tied for second place
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"you're watching kolo 8 sports now with josh little." the wolf pack wraps up it's homestand tomorrow... as they try to even the series with fresno state the pack got blown out by the bulldogs last month... they were down 30-to-5 out of the gates... nevada shot just 33 percent from the field, losing 85-63... marvell harris led the way with a game-high 18 points... and fresno is fresh off a huge win on wednesday night... they upset san diego state, the aztecs first conference loss of the year... snapping their 11-game winning streak. musselman: "i mean fresno's got athletics, a lot of athletes and they can score the
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one of the best scorers in the league. and they've got great experience. they've got a lot of seniors and they're physical; athletic. they run the floor. and they're coming off arguably the best win in the mountain west so far." it's a 4pm tipoff tomorrow afternoon.. the wolf pack is a four point favorite at the sports books speaking of favorites... the nevada swimming and diving team has been picked as the co- favorites to win the conference title the league's coaches picked nevada and boise state in their pre- championship poll... the wolf pack is a perfect 10-and-0 this season, and one of those wins was over the broncos... the championships begin next wednesday in texas... they're looking to win their first confernece title since 2009... and first ever in the mountain west big news in baseball. mets pitcher jenrry mejia has been given a lifetime suspension he flunked a drug test for the third time this
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performance-enhancing drugs... he missed most of last season, but was a star back in 2014...saving 28 games.. this ban also makes him ineligible to play in the minors, or overseas in japan, south korea and mexico... he is the first player to be given a permanent suspension under the new drug policy what a start for the wolf pack softball team... they won both games at the kajikawa classic... they beat bradley in the opener... then knocked off indiana in the nightcap... their first win over a power five team in three years it was a good start for michael allen today... the former wolf pack golfer shot a four- under on the champions tour.. he is tied for 4th place, six strokes back out to the second round of the pebble beach pro-am... a bunch of celebrities on the course... how about andy garcia?... showing off his short game... chips it in!... phil mickelson is in the hunt... he shot a six-under... he's at 10 under par, one stroke back... hiroshi iwata also shot a
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he is tied for the lead with sung-hoon kang... kang fired an 11 under 60 today!... that's one stroke off
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bedroom... and you don't have to leave the u-s. the art institute of chicago recently commissioned a recreation of van gogh's "yellow house" bedroom for an exhibit. the exhibit pays tribute to three paintings van gogh created of the room in the late 19th century. and the museum is renting out that room for just 10 dollars a night on rental site air- b-n-b. jeff is back with another check of your forecast. tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. west wind around 5 mph. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph.
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with a low around 37. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. north wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. washington's birthday: sunny, here tonight at kolo- tv-dot-com. we'll be back right after world news tonight with david muir. sarah's hair by: kyra meinzer manibog / salon platinum -----
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breaking news tonight. what donald trump just threatened to do. trump tonight saying he might sue ted cruz over being born in canada. and on the other side, bernie sanders is asked, is he standing in the way of history?
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how he answers. the case. a horrific machete attack at an american restaurant. and life-threatening cold on the way. temperatures in some places not seen in almost 100 years. diane sawyer is here tonight. and 17 years after columbine, one of the mothers of the shooters. breaking her silence on the signs missed. >> could you have prevented what happened to columbine? and tim tebow is here tonight. hard to imagine he would have had trouble at the prom. tonight, how he's helping thousands. good evening. great to have you with us on a very busy friday night. we begin with breaking developments in the race for the white house. donald trump's threat late today.

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