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with the wind. if you have been outside, or on the roads feel it. 100-miles-an-hour started the day on top of slide mountain... and since then... the wind has been steady. kolo 8 news now's colin lygren is live from north reno.. near the national weather service. colin? blowing hard throughout the day... picking up has the afternoon has gone one. the winds continue right now... it's not so much cold... but the wind is blowing us all over the place. we've go this portable wind meter here... and just measured a gust of ... it's bad enough here... you can see in this video throughout the day... picking up has the afternoon has gone one. the winds continue
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it's not so much cold... but the wind is blowing us all over the place. we've go this portable wind meter here... and just measured a gust of ... lygren is live from north reno.. near the national weather service. colin? the wind has been blowing hard throughout the day... picking up has the afternoon has gone one. the winds continue right now... it's not so much cold... but the wind is blowing us all over the place. we've go this portable wind meter here... and just measured a gust of ... it's bad enough here... you can see in this video just how strong the wind has been. trees and flags are certainly showing the impact of that wind. the winds today are strong... but we have not heard reports of them being damaging... at least not in reno. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high wind warning in effect for the sierra front until 10 pm. sustained wind to 55 mph is expected with gusts to 65+. blowing dust and debris, tree and fence damage, and power outages are all possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 4-8" possible down to lake tahoe level. expect winter driving conditions and road controls. winter weather advisory in
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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, but intense storm system will bring wind, rain, and snow to the area through thursday. wind will be gusty, especially east of the sierra crest through the evening hours. rain will develop in the sierra and change over to snow below 7000' after sunset, and around the tahoe basin before midnight. snow levels will drop to valley floors before sunrise, bringing the possibility of a few slushy inches for the morning commute. snow levels will rise on thursday and showers will diminish by evening. dry, mild weather will return friday through early next week. -jeff blowing dust and debris, tree and fence damage, and power outages are all possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 4-8" possible down to lake tahoe level. expect
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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, but intense storm system will bring wind, rain, and snow to the area through thursday. wind will be gusty, especially east of the sierra crest through the evening hours. rain will develop in the sierra and change over to snow below 7000' after sunset, and around heating up in south carolina, as candidates turn up the rhetoric. "donald trump if you want to file a lawsuit, challenging this ad, claiming it as defamation, file the lawsuit." donald trump is threatening legal action over an ad released by ted cruz's campaign. trump says it mis- characterizes his views
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marco rubio is telling supporters... he's the only republican, who can win in november. "the road we're on is not the road to greatness. it's on the road to decline. if we lose this election, the next president will be sanders or clinton." trump holds a 16-point lead over cruz in south carolina-- leading up to the first southern contest this weekend. ### nevada is just ththee days away from the "first in the west" democratic caucus. the man responsible for making our state a player in presidential politics was in town today. u-s senator harry reid is urging nevadans to participate. kolo 8 news now's terri russell spoke with our senior-senator one-on- one about saturday's caucus; -and its future here in the silver state. nine years ago, senator reid convinced the democratic party to change nevada's caucus to third in line. its lasting success will be one of the senator's legacies to the silver state. but what happens to
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retires? here at democrat headquarters the boxes are stacked and organized for the caucuses just three days away. but in the front of the room senator harry reid talked to volunteers and the media about the west event to the silver state, preference should be counted. leader: well, iowa is 97% there is not much diversity there in many different ways. and you look at new hampshire and nobody lives there. in a one-on-one interview with the senator, i asked what the caucuses have done for our state. sen. reid: it's good for the economy, its really really good. reporter: that nevada could lose the caucus system? asked more than once what he thought the future of the caucuses would be once he leaves office, he seemed confident the event would stay in place. that's despite the fact
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as recently as last year tried to turn the caucuses to a primary. reid: it's a mistake. number one it costs money to put on these elections, they are expensive. the caucus dosen't cost the state anything. it is all donw by the parties. reid says he plans on being in las vegas and participating in the caucuses where his precinct only has 25 people. he says he did the same back in 2000-eight in searchlight and encourages nevadans to try it out. reid:you don't have to give speeches, you just go there, and they say, who are you for, who are you for, and you go over there, you go there, you don't have to say a word. you can do whatever you want to do there. people should do it. it is easy. the senator says he will go to his caucus and remain un-decided throughout the process reid has endorsed neither clinton nor sanders and says he won't until after the caucuses are over in the silver state. an important note for those participating in either the democrat and or repubilican caucus, your site may or may not
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go to our website and click on hot topics just to be sure. terri russell kolo 8 news now. three republican candidates have confirmed vists to northern nevada, ahead of next tuesday's g-o-p caucuses. jeb bush and ted cruz will be in our area monday night. donald trump will hod an event at the nugget on tuesday. you can find more information about all three campaign stops, at kolo t-v dot com. ### democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are racing to get your vote at the saturday's caucus. "there are far more effective ways, ie sustainable energy, solar, wind, geothermal to produce the electricity that we need other than nuclear power." he's referring to yucca mountain... one of the many topics he discussed with us in an interview today. catherine van will join us with more of her interview; -including where senator sanders stands on renewable energy, federal land and immigration... coming up at five-30. you can get the most up-to-date election information anytime with the kolo 8 news now
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you can download if free for apple or android from your phone's app store.### the carson city sheriff's office is asking for your help to find a woman, missing since last summer. 40-year-old deanna rebelez, was released from jail last july. since her release, her family has not seen her, and don't know where she's located. rebelez is 5-foot-3-- and 135 pounds. she has a visible tattoo, reading "june" on the right side of her neck. if you know anything... call the carson city sheriff's office. ### just an hour ago, pope francis completed a mass in juarez which wraps up a weeklong visit to mexico. juarez, a border city, which is synonymous with drug violence. his presence at the border has also generated plenty of discussion in the united states. shasta darlington reports on what is becoming one of the biggest themes of the 2016 election: immigration. cold weather did not stop residents of juarez, mexico from offering smiles as they
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the mass being celebrated by pope francis. "i'm very excited to see the pope, and above all to be surrounded by so many brothers in christ." the argentine pope -- who has drawn huge crowds at every stop -- is wrapping up his five day visit to the deeply roman catholic mexico. it will all culminate with an open air mass in this border city of nearly a million and a half people. the pontiff is also expected to offer a blessing and lay flowers at the border -- to remember the thousands of migrants who died trying to reach the united states. immigrants living in the u-s will pray with him. juarez is a sprawling northern mexican city -- plagued by corruption and violence for years and was once the
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world. blasting the drug trade has been a central theme of the pope's visit: "it will be difficult to feel rich when we see the loss of friends or of family members to the hands of drug traffickers." the mass -- just one part of a busy day for the pontiff -- he also spent wednesday offering blessings and hope to inmates at an area prison. "fight from inside here to reverse those situations that generate more excursion." after the mass finishes up -- francis will then make his way back to the vatican -- another memorable journey behind him. if you bought an artificial poinsettia after the mass finishes up -- francis will then make his way back to the vatican -- another memorable journey behind him. if you bought an artificial poinsettia from michael's... you might want to take a closer look. the craft store chain is recalling ashland poinsettia stems and bushes, because they may have mold growing on them. the mold can pose a risk of respiratory infections... but so far-- none have been reported. if you have this product, you can return it to any michael's for a full refund. you can find more information about the recall at kolo t-v dot com. just click on hot topics. ### we have a local
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nevada's natural beauty. this problem is growing big-time... in one area. we're giving you a first hand look... so that you can become part of the solution. and, new measures are in place right here where we live, to stop the zika virus. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast.
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and have to rush through airport security... dave as people scramble through that check... you'd be surprised how much money they leave behind. amanda you'd be suprised how much it adds up to... and where does all that spare change go... dave the story tomorrow on good morning reno 43over. but before he returns home, he's shared some incredible photos from the international space station, on his twitter page. from blue seas to yellow deserts, kelly has captured some amazing views. he's scheduled to be back on earth next
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high wind warning in effect for the sierra front until 10 pm. sustained wind to 55 mph is expected with gusts to 65+. blowing dust and debris, tree and fence damage, and power outages are all possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 4-8" 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, but intense storm system will bring wind, rain, and snow to the area through thursday. wind will be gusty, especially east of the sierra crest through the evening hours. rain will develop in the sierra and change over to snow below 7000' after sunset, and around the tahoe basin before midnight. snow levels will drop to valley floors before sunrise, bringing the possibility of a few slushy inches for the morning commute. snow levels will rise on thursday and showers will
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weather will return friday through early next week. -jeff tonight: rain before 1 am, then rain and snow between 1 am and 4 am, then snow likely after 4 am. low around 37. windy, with a south wind 30 to 35 mph becoming west 25 to 30 mph after midnight. winds could gust as high as 55 mph. chance of precipitation is 90%. new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. thursday: snow showers likely before 10 am, then scattered rain and snow showers. cloudy, with a high near 48. breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 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 32. southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. chance of precipitation is 20%. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 52. southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
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saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 31. sunday: sunny, with a high near 58. sunday night: mostly clear, with a low around 34. monday: sunny, with a high near 61. monday night: mostly clear, with a low around 36. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 61. high wind warning in effect for the sierra front until 10 pm. sustained wind to 55 mph is expected with gusts to 65+. blowing dust and debris, tree and fence damage, and power outages are all possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 4-8" 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
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conditions are expected above 5000'. a fast-moving, but intense storm system will bring wind, rain, and snow to the area through thursday. wind will be gusty, especially east of the sierra crest through the evening hours. rain will develop in the sierra and change over to snow below 7000' after sunset, and around the tahoe basin before midnight. snow levels will drop to valley floors before sunrise, bringing the possibility of a few slushy inches for the morning commute. snow levels will rise on thursday and showers will diminish by evening. dry, mild weather will return friday through early next week. -jeff blowing dust and debris, tree and fence damage, and power outages are all possible. winter storm warning in effect for the sierra crest and west slope until 4 pm thursday, and for the lake tahoe basin until noon thursday. more than a foot of snow is expected above 7000', with 4-8" possible down
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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 largest couriers is expanding its passport services. u-p-s customers-- can now schedule appointments for passport photos at any of its locations. there was an 8-percent increase in passport sales last month, compared to january 2015. and, 50-million american passports expire next year. the company hopes this decision will help, with the anticipated demand increase. ### the f-d-a is taking extra
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zika virus out of the u-s blood supply. they're asking anyone who has traveled to an infected region to wait four weeks before donating blood. those areas include latin america, central africa and southeast asia. the guideline applies to anyone who's had sex with a traveler as well. people affected by zika typically don't show symptoms, but doctors believe four weeks is enough time to clear the virus from immune systems. ### a local homeowner is extremely upset. he's sick and tired of people dumping, next to his home. and you might not believe one of the last things he found. plus-- presidential canddiate bernie sanders is talking with our own catherine van. the interview is all about nevada. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh. the university of texas
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the water supply in flint michigan wasn't just toxic... it was the nation. that's according to a at the 5-hundred largest water systems in the country. flint residents paid dollars a year for water... double the national average. the united nations---- advise, that water percent of household income. the charges were around 7 percent for the people in flint. ### one of our area's greatest assets is open space. public lands available for all sorts of recreation. but some are treating it like a dump. kolo 8 news now's ed pearce shows us the scope of the problem. it's a sight that no longer surprises neal cobb who along with some of his neighbors has been watching the hills above golden valley for 25 years or more. in that time neal has seen all sorts of items dumped up here. cobb: "pipe organs, pinball machines, all kinds of cars, every appliance you could think of. this is the first large, large motor home shell." it's what remains of a camper
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feet or more, minus its chassis. dumped then trashed, possibly one person we talked with suggested by driving a vehicle through it. a nearly full-sized refrigerator lies open, its contents adding an odor of decay to the scene. the wreckage is bad enough, but the wind is scattering the camper's contents, its insulation. cobb: "it's only been up here a short amount of time and the wind shift, it's gone to the east. it's gone to the north. it's gone to the west." and illegal dumping inevitably brings other illegal activity. those with guns who ignore the congested area signs, fire away at these new targets and make matters worse. cobb: "bring a tv up, it's one pickup for us. you blow it all to heck and we're standing there for a half hour picking up glass and the remnants of the case and the rest of it." other than its sheer size there's nothing unusual about this. elsewhere on this hillside you'll see mattresses, furniture. last year a number of cars were pulled from a natural pond a few miles away. in 2011 we found a boat, stuffed with
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paperwork left at the scene we were able to track down the apparent owners' address, but could never confront him. this is, of course, against the law and there's a joint investigation by the sheriff's office and the blm is underway, but even if the guilty party is identified, fined, sentenced to clean up the landscape here, someone in our area is likely loading up trash and, instead of taking it to the dump, is planning to leave it here. it never ends. cobb: "this is such a beautiful state and what a wonderful back yard for all of us to have. if you wanna dump, jeez do it legally. if you come out here and do it illegally, you're taking a big time chance and somebody else has got to pay your freight. this great sky and these wonderful wide open spaces and this is where you bring your garbage? c'mon!" in the hills above golden valley, ed pearce kolo 8 news now illegal dumping is a misdemeanor punishable by fines of up to five- thousand dollars. this particular incident is the subject of a joint investigation by the washoe county sheriff's office and the bureau of land management. ### presidential candidate bernie sanders is talking one-on-one with our own catherine van. cat is digging into the issues which matter to nevadans. her questions;
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plus... the battle between protecting your privacy, and defense against terrorism.
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hillary clinton are racing to get your vote at the caucus this saturday. a recent c-n-n poll has them neck-and-neck in nevada. kolo 8 news now's catherine van spoke with the senator via satellite today... what kind of edge does he have on hillary? he definitely has strong support from
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silver state. pundits say clinton is the more pragmatic candidate... but sanders' bold stances give hope to the middle class here in nevada. he's known to be a crusader of the middle class... hoping to shift the value of wall street in his presidential campaign. nats: we will take on the billionaire class and bring on change for the working families in this couny. one way bernie sanders plans on creating jobs for those working families is with renewable energy... a direction nevada... he says is going backwards. bernie: the idea that the puc in nevada would make it harder for people to move to solar, the idea that they would make a decision that resulted in laying off hundreds and hundreds of workers in solar workers, is to me basically insane. and resurrecting yucca mountain is not even an option in his presidency. bernie: we've got to phase out nuclear power in america. everything i've read says yucca mountain is not a effective or safe depository for nuclear waste and i don't think we should relook that.

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