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what we know about this bizarre crash. and a deadly shooting in sparks has police searching for answers this morning. plus... a shakeup in washington as the death of u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia sets up a major political battle. thanks for joining us on good morning reno. i'm amanda sanchez and i'm dave lawrence. let's go to lindsey matherly with a look at the forecast. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and
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moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds...rain...and mountain snow. && .short term... few changes made to through tuesday as the quite a site yesterday morning near idlewild park... after a man lost control and drove his s-u-v into the truckee river. he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. no word yet on what triggered the crash. the carson city airport is back open after a helicopter crashed near the runway saturday afternoon. sheriff ken furlong says it crashed during take off right after its engine apparently failed.
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passenger were taken to renown with minor injuries. the airport was shut down for about an hour. the f-a-a is investigating. police are looking for answers in the shooting death of a man in sparks. they were called to the 7-eleven on pyramid near victorian around 11 o'clock friday night. officers found a man down. he was rushed to saint mary's where he was pronounced dead. it was later revealed he had been shot. no information about the victim is being released at this time. if you have any information that could help detectives, you're urged to call the sparks police department or secret witness at 322-4900. a close call for an oregon man who was rescued after getting stranded for a week on a gravel highway outside gerlach. 69-year old philip besanson was driving from arizona back to eugene, oregon when he says he got lost in the desert and his pickup truck broke down. the washoe county sheriff's office says he drank melted snow and
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of canned food for 7 days. a patrol lieutenant and sergeant happened to be checking road conditions in the area when they saw besanson's truck. they took him to a hospital, where he is recovering.## democratic candidate hillary clinton wraps up her silver state visit with three appearances today in northern nevada. her first stop is at adobe middle school in elko at 10 o'clock. she then heads to reno for a women's health meeting at u-n-r at 12:15. the other rally will be at t-m-c-c from 2-30 to 4. over the weekend she rallied in henderson, taking jabs at her republican rivals. lwr third "republicans want us to forget how hard it was. well, i'm not gonna let them forget because it is their bad economic politics under a republican president that send us into the great recession." nevada democrats are set to choose between clinton and bernie sanders at caucuses on saturday. if you want to r-s-v-p
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tv dot com. sanders also making a swing through nevada. he spoke at u-n-r on saturday and discussed education and reforming the economy. kolo 8 news nows chris buckley shows us his final push ahead of this weekend's caucuses. "this campaign is not just about electing a president of the united states, that's obviously enormously important, but more important is creating a political revolution." presidential candidate bernie sanders talking about a political revolution in which millions of people stand together. "and demand the united states government start representing all of our people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors." the senator spoke about fixing what he calls a rigged economy... and fighting for public funding for elections. "you should be allowed to run for office without having to beg billionaires for campaign contributions." questions from the audienced focused on
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indiginous people.... water management... immigration reform... and public lands. the senator also talked about investing in jobs and education... and pledged to reach out to grassroots america. "washington is extrememly separated from the needs of working people and low income people. i can't do it alone i need your help. i look forward to working with you. thank you very much." in reno chris buckey kolo 8 news now. sanders also weighed in on nevada's solar battle. the vermont senator criticized the decision by nevada regulators to change the rates for rooftop solar customers.. calling the decision quote "incomprehensible." solar companies in nevada have been laying off workers because of the pending rate change. regulators decided friday to introduce the new rates over time. the increase is meant to phase out a subsidy that
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traditional customers pay to support solar users. funeral plans have yet to be made for u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia and already an epic political battle is brewing over his replacement. scalia died over the weekend while on a hunting trip. abc's megan hughes shows us how his death is now sparking some chaos in washington. justice antonin scalia's body-transported to virginia after his final vacation. a quail hunting trip at this west texas ranch was cut short. the legal giant died in his sleep. sot john poindexter / owner, cibolo creek ranch "he was totally peaceful. he's a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. the political fallout? less than peaceful. within an hour of the supreme court confirming scalia's death senate majority
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should not be filled until we have a new president." president obama made it clear he's ready to move. sot obama: "i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor..." both parties have reason to fight for who gets to make the nominations, because of how it could shift balance on the supreme court, which, without scalia, is split 4 and 4. sot kerry haynie / duke prof of political science "...so now this next appointment will be critical for some important decisions that are coming down the pike" that includes decisions regarding abortion, affirmative action, and immigration. and that adds a new dimension to this year's presidential race. sot hillary clinton "it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates." republicans backing up mcconnell in saturday night's debate-. sot trump:
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senator ted cruz on this week, vowing to filibuster if necessary sot cruz : "we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency." reporter tag: who might the president nominate? two names being mentioned: jane kelly and sri srinavasan. both--circuit court judges who were confirmed unanimously just three years ago. the death of justice scalia a major topic during the republican debate in south carolina... which set the stage for several explosive moments betwee the candidates. "bush: i'm sick and tired of him going after my family. my dad is the greatest man alive in my mind. while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. and i'm proud of what he did. " the disagreement between jeb bush and donald trump coming to a head on stage. meantime, marco rubio and ted cruz had their own battle. "rubio: first of all, i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish
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now the focus turns back to the campaign trail . today, george w. bush hits the road for his brother for the first time this campaign season. jeb bush is hoping to gain more momentum after a fourth place finish in new hampshire. it's an important week for democratic candidates in the race for the white house ... as they prepare to win over voters in nevada. we'll take a look at why they may be running into trouble when it comes to connecting with voters. and washoe county schools are in need of some major funding... but will voters pass a steep sales tax hike later this year? coming up, lindsey matherly wiwil have your complete forecast. that's next on kolo 8 news now. "you're watching kolo 8 news now good morning reno with dave lawrence, amanda sanchez and lindsey matherly
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a decision has been made about which tax
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a decision has been made about which tax proposal would be put on the november ballot to pay for repairs and construction at washoe county schools. voters will be asked to raise the sales tax to 8 point 2-6-5 percent in washoe county. currently our sales tax is 7 point 7-2-5 percent. according to the r-g-j, this would make washoe county's sales tax the highest in the state. right now - clark county has the highest sales tax with 8 point 1-5 percent. the tax will raise 781 million dollars for school repair and construction over the next nine years.## get your singing voice ready. the reno rodeo's "rodeo idol" contest kicks off today. it's a chance for singers to compete to sing the national anthem at this year's rodeo. so do you have what it takes? if so, you need to post a
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anthem to the reno rodeo's facebook page. the top contestants will then compete at nugget on april 27th where 6 singers will be selected to sing. accpeted through march 15th. the reno rodeo is from june 16th through the 25th. high pressure near the west coast will keep temperatures and generally light winds into tuesday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds...rain...and mountain snow. && .short term... few changes made to through tuesday as the ridge remains near the west coast. temperatures will
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and winds overall will be fairly light aside from some gusty northeast ridge winds this evening. the main focus turns to wednesday and thursday for the next pacific storm. winds will increase ahead of it with gusty winds possible in the valleys. at this point, with good mixing in the afternoon and a decent surface gradient, it appears to be a more widespread wind event in the sierra to the immediate lee. winds are more south at 700 mb so any downslope component looks to be minimal at this time. right now, peak gusts of 40-55 mph look likely wednesday afternoon and evening above average temperatures and generally light winds into tuesday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with
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mountain snow. && .short term... few changes made to through tuesday as the ridge remains near the west coast. temperatures will remain well above seasonal averages and winds overall will be fairly light aside from some gusty northeast ridge winds this evening. the main focus turns to wednesday and thursday for the next pacific storm. winds will increase ahead of it with gusty winds possible in the valleys. at this point, with good mixing in the afternoon and a decent ?is another recession looming? and ryan reynolds in the top movie at the box office... here's america's money... good morning. topping "america's money" -- fears of another recession.
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financial insiders finds that nearly half think there's a good chance of another recession this year. but friday's positive consumer spending report may help put those fears to rest. top vw managers were reportedly warned that the automaker could be in trouble over diesel admissions more than a year before it admitted to faking emissions data. >> published reports said they were told the u.s. was looking into whether vehicle software was giving false results. and it was a record-setting weekend at the box office. "dead pool," starring ryan reynolds as a foul-mouthed superhero, brought in $135 million. >> that's the biggest r-rated opening ever. "kung fu panda 3" was a distant second. with noorly $20 million. and "how to be single" was third. i thought activia wasn't for me. until i realized how much our digestive systems handle during winter. 90 stressful days juggling hectic schedules.
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explains ... the democratic candidates seem to be facing an uphill battle when trying to contact voters in the silver state. part of the problem that's plauging both sanders and clinton's campaigns is that a lot of the critical voter data that they need is out of date. and that's mainly due to the fact that nevada was one of the hardest hit states during the recession ... leading to lots of foreclosed homes. ... in a recent article published by reuters ... they mention that sanders and clinton have both had their volunteers put in extra work tracking down personal information on voters here in the silver state. those files are crucial for candidates when it comes to campaign strategy. for example ... it can help identify weak areas where candidates need to build more support. but that's hard to do when a home has changed hands multiple times ... either from homeowner to homeowner or back and forth with a bank. nevada's foreclosure rate is higher than the national average ... according to realtytrac. and at one time las vegas had the highest number of foreclosures in the country. this has sent volunteers for clinton and sanders into overdrive. so if you've seen them going door to door a lot in the past few
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part because of this saturday's caucus ... but there's also a good chance that they're making sure their voter information is up to date. and that could make all the difference when it comes to winning the state. we're just days away from the nevada caucuses. the democrats will caucus this saturday. followed by the republicans ... next tuesday. ### it's been a tale of two winters in the northeast... they started fall and winter office with record warmth... but now the cold air is
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coast are getting another dose of winter. take a look at the "sea smoke" forming in boston. it's actually steam. the fog forms when the cold air moves over the warmer waters. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into tuesday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with
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&& .short term... few changes made to through tuesday as the ridge remains near the west coast. temperatures will turning now to the arctic chill hitting parts of the country. temperatures are well below freezing across the northeast. abc's phillip mena shows us this bitter cold start to the work week. white-knuckle driving tonight across the midwest. whiteout conditions outside indianapolis ---- pileups, injuring at least tonight pennsylvania's i-78 is back open tonight after this massive pileup saturday.. killing 3 and hospital. sending temperatures plunging to lows not sot : "feels like a razor." new york city - hitting coldest valentine's day
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sot 1: "it's, like, whipping you in the back of the head, it hurts! it's like being on a roller coaster." boston.. even colder - nine below.. but feeling like minus 36 for those braving the elements - it was brutal. 150 firefighters battling this fire for hours in philadelphia... the water meant for the flames, turning to ice, encasing this car. in new hampshire 40 people had to be rescued from a mountain tram -- the temperature there - zero and in connecticut..hundreds like tom salimeno and his family left without heat for hours, doing everything they could to stay warm. sot salimeno: "the new heater that we had to go out and buy to help keep this room somewhat comfortable." right behind allthis cold a mix of snow ice and heavy rain pushing east tonight. from the south all way up the coast. reporter tag: a messy start to the week.. but the good news is this storm is bringing with it relief from this bitter
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dozens of skiers had a day on the slopes they will never forget...and not in agood way. why they got stuck for hours in a tram car forty feet in the bitter cold air. if your teen has a smartphone, they probably use snapchat. did the app play a part in a deadly crash over the weekend? you're watching kolo 8 news now. for news while you're on the move, listen to our news partner news-talk 780 koh "you're watching kolo 8 news now good morning reno."
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it's monday, february 15th. i'm amanda sanchez
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let's go to lindsey matherly with a look at the forecast. high pressure near the west coast will keep temperatures and generally light winds into tuesday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with

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