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minden, and elko. trump will be in sparks on tuesday. he'll speak at a rally at the nugget casino resort at noon. doors open at 10 a-m. the event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. for a complete list of where these candidates will be, just go to kolo tv dot com. and... with the nevada democratic caucuses in the books, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are heading to south carolina. our washington bureau's peter zampa spoke with voters in columbia about what to expect when the democrats go head to head. just about every poll you can find has hillary clinton with a big lead here in south carolina as the democrats gear up for their primary this coming saturday. vo: and with clinton recently picking up a huge endorsement from congressman jim clyburn, the highest ranking african american in congress, a 50% black democratic electorate in south carolina is expected to back her. shaun bennett sot: i think hillary clinton will help with
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vo: but others here in south carolina think sanders is the one looking out for this generation and the next. jalaludin abdul-hamid sot: bernie sanders seems to be to me one of the best candidates that's racing that has a track record for action, that's going to do something for us. for our children. vo: and when it comes to being a strong leader? shaun bennett sot: i cannot imagine what happens when bernie is sitting across from vladimir putin. what happens then? i don't think he can handle it. vo: and there have been concerns over the honesty of both candidates. jalaludin abdul-hamid sot: i would say do your history on him. learn his track record. notice whether he has different lies. and notice the difference between her lies and his lies. standup tag: here in columbia, sanders' message has resonated with many college students, but elsewhere around the state it looks like it will be tough for sanders to combat the influence of hillary clinton. reporting in columbia, i'm peter zampa. our community morning the loss of nevada senator debbie smith tonight.
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legislative session smith announced she had a brain tumor. she was was first elected to the state assembly in 2000 and won a seat in the senate in 2012. governor brian sandoval released this statement... "senator debbie smith was an extraordinary public servant whose record of accomplishments and presence in the nevada legislature will remain unmatched in the years ahead." "today we remember her legacy as a true nevadan with a fierce constituents and state, particularly to public children of nevada." sandoval has ordered all flags to half-staff. the price of gas is still dropping, according to lundberg... the nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline is now $1.77 per gallon. that's down 56 cents from a year ago. here in northern nevada the average price for a
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$2.21... down five cents from last week. diesel will run you about $2.23 per gallon... that's down three cents from last week. lundberg says it's less likely that gas prices will continue to slide because crude oil prices are almost unchanged from a month ago. don't forget... you can always find the best gas prices in your neighborhood by going to kolo tv dot com. his 12-year-old son used his gun to commit suicide - now a las vegas man is facing charges. 31-year-old olin manuel was arrested last week on one count of child abuse with substantial bodily harm, resulting in death. on februray 13th, police found manuel's son with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. investigators say manuel had purchased the gun...but he has a criminal background that includes felony convictions - and isn't allowed to own guns. the sparks fire department is
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caused a fire at a local business. the fire started a little after 8-30 this morning at the "egg roll king" on oddie. the restaurant was closed at the time, so firefighters had to force their way inside. firefighters say the fire was in the kitchen cooking hood. the fire was put out quickly and no other businesses were damaged. the egg roll king will be closed until repairs can be made. police have released the name of a man killed in the area of robb drive and mae anne last night. reno police say 31 year old shilo auble was killed shortly before 7 last night. investigators say it started when two cars were racing... one suddenly stopped in the road. the driver - auble got out of his car and started running after the other car. police say that's when he was hit by a third - unrelated vehicle the driver of the car involved in the initial incident took off before police arrived. that car is described as a small, dark colored
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the driver who hit auble is cooperating, and alcohol or other drugs do not appear to be a factor. ## we also have an update to the search for a missing zephyr cove woman. carolyn batchelor has not been seen since february 15. her s-u-v was found in the area of "inspiration point" overlooking emerald bay. search and rescue crews from eldorado county and douglas county are now searching the area. but the recent snow and steep terrain is causing problems for resuce workers. did you celebrate darwin day? reno once again hosting a celebration of the father of evolutionary theory -we'll show you how. and coming up later in sports -- the closest
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high pressure will strengthen over the sierra and western bringing dry conditions above average temperatures through monday will ease down to near average for the lower valleys tuesday, then jump to 8 to 14 degrees above average on wednesday. the next chance for precipitation will be next weekend. && .short term... any changes to the inherited short term forecast were minimal at best. most of the area will remain dry for the next three days...but a weak wave
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northern forecast area...near the oregon border...late tonight. moisture and lift is limited with this feature...but there could be just enough to produce light pcpn north of gerlach and eagleville later this evening and overnight. behind the wave northwest flow develops at the surface and aloft as a ridge builds just off the west coast monday. this should result in slightly cooler valleys temperatures monday and tuesday...but still near to above average. ridges begin to warm by tuesday...but with light low level winds and limited mixing valley inversions are likely to develop. tuesday may be
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this week in the valleys. by wednesday the ridge axis slides just east of the region. that will allow for better mixing as temps aloft begin to cool tavern ski program create space for even more kids. we'll give you a look at what they're doing, and how you can help. if you take u-s 50 to go
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should leave the house a little earlier.
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last night causing a minor accident in the glenbrook area of lake tahoe. the boulder is estimated to be nine feet wide by six feet high. n-dot plans on breaking the boulder apart tomorrow. until the boulder is removed, one lane of westbound u-s 50 will remain closed. the international darwin day celebration is held in cities around the world every february. in northern nevada, the discovery museum in downtown reno hosted this year's celebration of science and reason. kolo 8 news nows chris buckley has more. these birds of prey - to many scientists, prime examples of evolution - on display at the discovery musem... as part of international darwin day. reno freethinkers organzed this local celebration. "the reno freethinkers are basically a group that strives to bring out to the public education
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separation of church and state in the forefront." the day pays tribute to the life and work or charles darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. "darwin had an impossible task in front of him how did he explain the mad diverse range of life on earth and through the scientific method he was able to do that. what he teaches us is don't throw up your hands." organizers chose the discovery museum in hopes of reaching more young people. "we need more scientific literacy in this county it's so important to be scientifically literate because when we're talking about climate change, stem cell research, we need educated scientists on the forefront of policy. its these children that are going to be doing this in ten to twenty years." this celebration... gets bigger every year. in downtown reno chris
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now. this is reno's 6th darwin day celebration. the sky tavern junior ski and snowboard program is having a big year... and they're looking to expand their facilities. they're hoping to install a new 2-thousand square foot dome for the "sky kids" program - that's the program for three-to-six years olds. more than 170 sky kids are participating in the program this year - the most kids they've seen in several years - and their current space is too small. the dome has already been donated... but sky tavern is hoping to raise 25-thousand dollars to install it, including foundation and electrical work. "we hope to have it done by the summer, have another great season next year and get more kids in. every year we get bigger and every year we're changing things around, making it better for the kids, for the parents, for everyone that comes up, and to have a great
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if you are interested in helping out with this project - you'll find more information on kolo tv dot com under hot topics. ben ross is here now with a preview of sports. -closest finish in daytona 500 history and the celebration is on for the mountain west champion nevada swimming and diving team
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time since joining the mountain west, a wolf pack team has won a conference champioonship the nevada swimming and diving team welcomed home today at reno- tahoe airport... fresh off their victory at the mountain west championships in texas... the pack overcame a 39 and a half point deficit with just 3 events remaining to rally past boise state for the title... douglas grad krysta palmer was named mountain west diver of the year for the second straight season, and jian jin li you was named diving coach of the year for the 4th straight season... congratulations to the entire team well not such a fun night for the wolf pack basketball team -- looked like they had u- n-l-v beat when marqueze coleman hit that go-ahead 3 with just 2.4 seconds
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31 points on the night... but patrick mccaw answers for u-n-l-v with a 3 at the buzzer to send the game to overtime... and the rebels go on to win it 102-91 in o-t... tough loss for nevada, which falls to 16-10 overall, 8-6 in the mountain west the pack will try to bounce back wednesday night against utah state -- fan appreciation night at lawlor events center... tip-off at 7 pm wolf pack baseball team picks up a 10-6 win over northwestern today -- so after dropping the first 2 games of the series, the pack able to earn a split with the wildcats and start the season 2-and-2 and the wolf pack softball team stays hot -- wins today over robert morris and southern utah -- nevada has now won 6 in a row -- they're 8-2 on the season well in most sports, the biggest game comes at the end of the season -- but not in nascar, where the biggest race, the daytona 500 is the very first race of the season
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race... 31 laps to go... dale earnhardt junior -- a 2-time daytona 500 winner -- goes hard into the inside wall... he would be fine, but his day is done... what an incredible finish we had... final lap... matt kenseth in the lead... but here comes denny hamlin -- right up the middle to move into the lead... hamlin and martin truex junior driving side-by- side... and as they come to the finish line -- it is denny hamlin by 11 thousandths of a second... look how close that is!... a matter of inches... closest finish in daytona 500 history let's get to golf -- final round of the northern trust open... adam scott -- holes out for birdie on 18 to grab a share of the lead at 14-under par... bubba watson -- short birdie putt on 17 -- he
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at 15-under... to 18 -- jason kokrak coke-rack -- a chance to tie for the lead with this birdie putt -- but it rolls just left... so now watson can tap in for par and the win -- his second in three years at riviera finally tonight, how 'bout some hockey -- some outdoor hockey!... minnesota hosting chicago at t-c-f bank stadium... home of the university of minnesota golden gophers... and this one was all minnesota -- the wild jumping out to a 5-0 lead... and they go on to win 6- 1... more than 50 thousand fans on hand thanks ben...we'll be right back.
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sierra and western nevada, bringing dry conditions through the work week. above average temperatures through monday will ease down to near average for the lower valleys tuesday, then jump to 8 to 14 degrees above average on wednesday. the next chance for precipitation will be next weekend. && .short term... any changes to the inherited short term forecast were minimal at best. most of the area will remain dry for the
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