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if you've lived in this area for any amount of time, you know about the wind warnings in washoe valley. they're not uncommon. but now, vehicles more than nine feet tall will get more notice about the warnings. those are the vehicles most impacted by the wind. kolo 8 news now's terri russell is live and joins us from washoe valley with more on this story. this is one of the new signs that alerts truckers to +not go any farther if the lights are flashing. signs that alerts truckers to +not go any farther if the lights are flashing. they can easily take a right hand turn and take old 395 and parellel the roadway. just one example of how these signs will help drivers make good choices. this wind turbine overlooking washoe valley is hardly moving at all. but come tomorrow, it will be a different story, and a chance for nevada department of transportation to see how the new wind warning signs are working. meg ragonese/nevada department of transportation: unfortunately, just in the past few weeks even, we have seen, a few trucks roll over in washoe
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times when it was very clearly vehicles. so we have a series of wind warning signs, running along i- 580 from the south reno area all the way through washoe valley to north carson city. several wind monitors are located throughout washoe trip the signs when the winds blow more than 35-miles an hour. that will be just a warning. sometimes high profile vehicles are prohibited from using i-580 through washoe valley --when those drivers ignore, or just don't understand, this can be the outcome. picture of truck rolling over hold to 1 minute truckers can use alternate 395 which runs parellel to i-580 through washoe valley. new illuminated signs have been installed on that roadway which can change the speed limit to fifty miles an hour.
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on its way back. a storm is headed to northern nevada... but it wont' last long. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high wind warning in effect for the sierra front and wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-50 mph is likely with gusts to 65+ mph possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope from 4 pm wednesday until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin, from 7 pm wednesday until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 3-8" possible down to lake tahoe level. expect winter driving conditions and road controls. winter weather advisory in effect for lassen, plumas, and sierra counties from 10 pm wednesday until noon thursday. up to 4" of snow is possible and winter driving conditions are expected above 5000'. approach the region on wednesday, with a cold front moving through wednesday morning. wednesday will be windy, with damaging wind possible along the sierra front,
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a brief period of heavy precipitation is expected with the front, bringing winter driving conditions to the high sierra wednesday evening, lake tahoe before midnight, and western nevada foothills by thursday morning. not much accumulation is expected with this storm for valley floors of western nevada. skies will start to clear by late thursday, with mild, dry weather returning through early next week. -jeff cam 3 - wx mic nevada has joined an accord that includes 17 states committed to the growth of renewable energy. governor brian sandoval announced the "governors' accord for a new energy future" this morning. the agreement allows participating states to more easily share renewable energy across state lines as well as share ideas to continue to develop green energy sources.
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governor sandoval this afternoon. we'll have that coming up on kolo 8 news now at 6-30. police arrested a man on murder charges, after a stabbing in south reno. 32-year-old michael robbins was arrested in sparks sunday night, for allegedly driving a stolen car. during the investigation, s-p-d learned robbins may have stabbed a man at an apartment in south reno. reno police went to an apartment in the 100 block of malone lane, where they found 43- year-old patrick drahos-- who had been fatally injured. homicide detectives say robbins admitted killing drahos. ### a sparks man is facing charges of child neglect and firng a gun inside a home. police called to a home on keogh drive shortly before three this morning. gordon mellinger was arrested. police say he has a history of mental illness. two women and two teenage girls were inside the home at the time. police convinced one of the women over the phone to get to the back yard... where they
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to safety. she told officers mellinger had fired two shots inside the home. mellinger eventually came out of the house and was arrested. nobody was hurt in the incident. four people are out of their home, after a duplex fire in stead. it happened around 8-30 last night-- at a home on stead boulevard. one man was hospitalized, for smoke inhalation. officials say two dogs and a cat died in the fire. the cause is under investigation. ### time is slipping away with a possible narrowing of the presidential field following saturday's republican primary in south carolina. democrats are gearing up for the nevada caucuses. and as lana zak reports all the candidates are hitting party loyalists with their message. sanders: "we have come along way here in south carolina. i think we are going to surprise people here on election day." it was back to their bases for republicans and democrats on the campaign trail. sot - bernie sanders the top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom
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sanders and hillary clinton were talking about socio-economic issues-- hillary clinton: " the work that each and every one of your organizations do is in furtherance of vil rights and economic justice and social justice and political participation." while the republicans were focusing on the military. jeb bush: "as president you can talk a good game...every word is listened to?if you don't have a military to back it up it is dangerous." ...lobbing rhetorical grenades at one other... marco rubio taking on ted cruz marco rubio: "you know ted has been weak on national security." ted cruz taking on donald trump ted cruz: "it was less than encouraging during the debate when mr trump did not know what the nuclear triad was." and donald trump taking on everyone. donald trump but the biggest bomb
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fanning the flames of conspiracy theorists, by suggesting supreme court justice antonin scalia may have been the victim of foul play. lana zak, abc news, new york. two republican candidates, have announced visits to nevada-- ahead of next week's caucuses. former florida governor jeb bush will be in las vegas sunday, and then he'll make his way to reno on monday. he'll hold a town hall meeting at 6 o'clock, monday night-- at huff-acre huffaker elementary school. if you want to attend, you'll need to register online. ### senator ted cruz is also coming to nevada. his visit includes eight different events. the campaigning begins sunday afternoon in pahrump, and stops in reno monday evening. on tuesday, caucus day, cruz will make stops in fernley, minden, and carson city.
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candidates events at kolo-tv-dot-com. ### the empty chair in the u-s supreme did not go unnoticed today. black wool was draped on the chair of justice antonin scalia, and on the bench, in front of his seat. a black drape was also been hung, over the courtroom doors. a public viewing for scalia is set for friday. his funeral will be held, on saturday. ### nevada rancher cliven bundy won't be getting released from jail. a federal judge says bundy should stay behind bars because he's a danger to the community -and a risk for failing to show up for future court dates. today judge janice stewart ruled bundy shouldn't be released ahead of trial because "that is likely the last the government will see of him." bundy's charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch northeast of las vegas. bundy was arrested last week when he arrived in oregon to support his sons, who are accused of leading a
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at a national wildlife refuge. #### the california high- speed rail authority is warning of possible cost overruns, on the first segment of the bullet train, not long after construction began. today, finance officials told rail board members the project could need another 150 million dollars for the first 29-mile segment near fresno. the project has been plagued by delays-- in acquiring land, and a slow start to design work. the bullet train is currently projected to cost 68-billion dollars... but officials are expected to release an updated business plan soon. ### nevada has been awarded nearly 5-million dollars to improve public housing. the u-s department of housing and urban development is giving more than 1-point-8 billion dollars to public housing authorities all across the u-s. the money could be used to replace roofs, replace old plumbing and electrical systems, and make energy efficient upgrades. an earthquake in inyo county shook several
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this afternoon. the magnitude 4-point-8 quake hit near the town of lone pine... and was followed by three aftershocks. no damage was reported. the quake was felt, across the mountain range in fresno. ### there's a fight over the medications paramedics can use-- if you need emergency help. ?what do you think? ?is it too dangerous for paramedics to use certain controlled subsances? we're sharing both sides of the story. and, severe weather is slamming a large portion of our nation. the latest details. 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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health... but bad news for soft drink companies... dave americans are drinking much less soft drinks lately. but there's one other group hurting because of it. amanda restaurants. a look at
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is hitis causing some major delays on the east coast. the icy roads have caused 2000 wrecks in 17 states, as well as three deaths. airlines cancelled hundreds of flights, leaving many stranded passengers. "two cancelled flights and now a third cancelled flight out of charlotte to laguardia. you got to live with it." federal agencies in washington d-c opened three hours late, due to the capital being coated in ice. the storm also caused where people are working to clean up damages. and the storm isn't over... 6 states are today. high wind warning in effect for the sierra front and wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-50 mph is likely with gusts to 65+ mph possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope from 4 pm wednesday until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin, from 7 pm thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', tahoe level. expect winter
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controls. winter weather advisory in effect for lassen, plumas, and sierra counties from 10 pm wednesday until noon thursday. up to 4" of snow is under flood watch for today. high wind warning in effect for the sierra front and wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-50 mph is likely with gusts to 65+ mph possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope from 4 pm wednesday until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin, from 7 pm wednesday until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 3-8" possible down to lake tahoe level. expect winter driving conditions and road controls. winter weather advisory in effect for lassen, plumas, and sierra counties from 10 pm wednesday until noon thursday. up to 4" of snow is possible and winter driving conditions are expected above 5000'. a fast-moving winter storm will
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wednesday, with a cold front moving through wednesday night into early thursday morning. wednesday will be windy, with damaging wind possible along the sierra front, especially south of highway 50. a brief period of heavy precipitation is expected with the front, bringing winter driving conditions to the high sierra wednesday evening, lake tahoe before midnight, and western nevada foothills by thursday morning. not much accumulation is expected with this storm for valley floors of western nevada. skies will start to clear by late thursday, with mild, dry weather returning through early next week. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 41. calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening. wednesday: a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. very windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 55 mph. wednesday night: rain before
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between 1 am and 4 am, then snow likely after 4 am. low around 37. windy, with a south as high as 55 mph. chance of precipitation is 90%. new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. thursday: snow likely before 10 am, then a chance of rain and near 48. breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. chance of precipitation is 70%. new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. thursday night: a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10 pm. mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. chance of precipitation is 20%. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 53. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 55. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 29. sunday: sunny, with a high near 58. sunday night: mostly clear, with
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near 62. high wind warning in effect for the sierra front and wednesday, from 8 am until 10 pm. sustained wind of 25-50 mph possible. suing the company providing their passenger wi-fi. the airline believes "go-go" wi-fi is too slow and found a better offer. "go-go" does have some time to persuade them to stay, saying their new technology will improve the wi-fi experience. but, the rollout will
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another recall involving takata airbags. general motors is recalling 200-thousand saabs and saturns to replace the air bag inflators. affected models include the saab 9-3 from 2003 to 2011 and the saab 9-5 from 2010 and 2011. it also includes the saturn astra-- from 2008 and 2009. this is just the latest in several recalls, involving the airbags, which can explode in a crash, sending shrapnel at drivers and passengers. ### adults won't be the only ones driving teslas. "radio flyer," known for those iconic red wagons will begin shipping mini tesla model cars for kids. the cars include working headlights, a spacious interior, and a trunk at the front of the car. young drivers can go to six miles per hour. but like their life-size counterparts? the cars are pricey. the kids version will set you back about
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?what kind of emergency medical treatment do you want at a fire, a crash or any other disaster? right now, there's a fight to limit the kinds of drugs our paramedics can use. we're reporting both sides of this story. it may take longer to get your tax return this year. the delay is in place to stop--- one--- big-- problem. on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh.
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arriving a bit later than usual this year. the i-r-s is taking longer to process returns in an effort to fight identity theft. tax refund theft, is becoming a major problem in recent years... with thieves filing fraudulent returns to claim refunds. so this year the tax agency is taking extra steps to verify a return-- is legitimate. the i-r-s has not released details about what those extra measures are. ### a nevada congressman is pushing to make sure emergency medical teams keep the ability to administer lifesaving medicine in the field. joe heck says the drug enforcement agency wants -certain drugs? to be used only in hospitals; all because of fears over how they are administered. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent peter zampa spoke with congressman heck about a bill allowing paramedics to continue to use these drugs.
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able to do the job they're trained to do, and practice the skills they're trained to practice. heck was an ems medical director in las vegas, and before that an emergency physician. he says the current law states that medical directors can create standing orders that apply to emergency situations. if a patient meets certain criteria, a substance can be administered in the field. he says the d.e.a. wants to take that ability away from paramedics, saying they can no longer use controlled substances, even under these standing orders from medical directors. heck says this will hinder a paramedic's ability to give quality care to a patient. he says this is especially an issue in rural areas, where a patient could be in an ambulance for a long time without proper care. rep joe heck: "there's a
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outcry about the lead one of the last remaining pearl harbor
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peachee... was laid to rest today at the northern nevada veterans memorial cemetery in fernley. kolo 8 news now's paul harris reports, he was an american hero. nats the flags were waving as you drove into the northern nevada veterans memorial cemetery. many were gathered to honor roland peachee. on the morning of december 7, 1941 in pearl harbor... petty officer first class peachee was going about his duties as a butcher on the dock next to his assigned ship... the u-s-s rigel . peachee was physically unscathed in the attack but for some reason the navy sent a telegram to his foster family in indiana stating he was missing. in december of 2014 he told me about the shock his family received when he re-united with them. "they said it can't be you. i said well why not? well you were reported dead at pearl harbor." nats of vollies his wife evelyn received the flag and thanks from a grateful nation
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and the last remaining pearl harbor survivor from northern nevada... 94 year -old robert lloyd... remembered his brother in arms. robert lloyd, pearl harbor survivor, " very dedicated, involved in all of the things he possibly be involved in." peachee campaigned the state legislature to authorize a special license plate for pearl harbor survivors. he signed a copy for me in 2014 and it hangs above my desk. as peachee family said their goodbyes... lloyd to come don't forget his friend and the sacrifices made by brave men and women on that fateful day in december. "remember pearl harbor , excuse me a minute. i remember all those that left me i am so thankful to be in the

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