tv KOLO 8 News Now 430PM ABC February 24, 2016 4:30pm-5:00pm PST
landslide victory in nevada... donald trump, r-presidential candidate: i grab and grab and i get greedy i want money money. now we're going to get greedy for the united states and grab and grab and grab. a tamer donald trump audience of evangelical christians in virginia. donald trump: i've got to be a the next hour. still, trump couldn't hold back his mounting attacks on senator ted cruz... donald trump: ted cruz gave us obamacare. boo. no really cruz and marco rubio -- coming in neck-and-neck for the second contest in a row-- are now lobbing the same criticism at the frontrunner. sen. ted cruz, r-presidential candidate: if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do. sen. marco rubio, r- presidential candidate: donald hasn't outlined anything he's gonna do. trump picks up his first two endorsements today from current members of congress. on the democratic side-- hillary clinton gained the endorsement of senate minority leader harry reid. with clinton is heading
south carolina primary with a dominant lead... bernie sanders is already looking ahead to the next contests on super tuesday. sen. bernie sanders, d- presidential candidate: secretary clinton was the inevitable candidate. she's not the inevitable candidate now. i think we've got a real shot to win it. voters in 12 states and 1 territory will head to the polls next week on super tuesday... a critical day for the democrats and republicans. hillary clinton picked up a big endorsement today, from nevada's senator harry reid. the senate democratic leader said in an interview today, he thinks the middle class would be better served by hillary. nevada's democratic caucuses on saturday, but voted as "uncommitted." contest. reid said he took pains to remain neutral in the competition between clinton and bernie not be accused of
the senate minority leader also said he would support governor brian sandolval, if he was picked as a possible supreme court justice. reid said he talked to the president, and his chief of staff many times. he fell short of saying he recommended sandoval, but said he thinks the president should pick who he thinks is best, and that he should do it quickly. sandoval's office says, the governor has not been contacted by the obama administration-- regarding the potential vacancy on the u-s supreme court. ### turning now to weather--- i hope you're enjoying the sunshine because it's going to stick around for a while. chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with a check of your forecast. jeff... high pressure will dominate the weather picture through friday. expect chilly mornings, warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of systems could bring showers friday night-saturday morning and late sunday into monday, but amounts of rain and snow will be on the lighter side for most areas. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. temperatures early next week will be closer to average. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a
around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 61. deputies... again... are putting out a warning to
burglaries... they busted a group of suspects last night in sun valley. after receiving a call about some suspicious activity last night.. they responded to the scene and found this man: ryan courtaland brogan. police say he and a juvenile were targeting cars that were simplest to get into. "they are walking down the street and just pulling on door handles, and if the door opens because people have not locked their car, they are using that as an opportunity to take the items from inside the vehicle." to prevent burglaries... deputies suggest... most obviously... locking your car. simply opening a door does not attract attention. breaking a window does. they also say... move valuables out of your car... and into your home. an overflow shelter in reno was closed after an apparent copper theft. pat cashell-- the regional director of volunteers of america northern nevada, says volunteers discovered the missing copper after the building began flooding. cashell says the building does not have
the 120 people who were staying there. the shelter says it's doing everything possible, to find a new location. health officials are declaring a syphilis outbreak in the las vegas area. the southern nevada health district says, clark county has had a 128-percent increase in reported syphilis cases since 2012. this marks nevada, as having the highest rates of syphilis in the west. the disease is treatable, and officials are urging people to get tested. stats from the centers for disease control and prevention-- show a huge increase in syphilis cases across the country... from about 6-thousand cases-- in the year 2000... ...to nearly 20-thousand cases in 2014. ### two dogs were found abandoned in a park yesterday... ... and the nevada humane society says, it's completely unneccesary. there are resources available for those who can no longer take care of their pets. plus-- "this would be bad for america. it would also set a precedent."
speaking out, on the ongoing battle between apple and the f-b-i. the tech giant refuses to back down, and unlock the i-phone that belonged to one of the san bernardino attackers. "safety of our kids, safety of our family is very important. the protection of people's data is incredibly important." cook said he believes that complying with the f-b-i's request, would be
a precedent. but, in the name of public safety... attorney general loretta lynch is urging apple to cooperate. "judges all over the country and on the supreme court have said that those parties must assist if it is reasonably within their power to do so." a judge in california, ordered apple to unlock, san bernardino terrorist syed farook's i-phone. apple has stood firm-- insisting that the data of millions of law abiding people is at stake. apple has until friday to file a response to the judge's order, and some legal experts say this is a landmark case, that could reach the supreme court. ### a bill aiming to stop americans from providing support for isis, is on its way to the senate. legislation passed unanimously through the house-- asking for the obama administration to keep a close eye on possible terrorist helpers. peter zampa talked with the congressman, behind the legislation. congress wants to stop isis supporters on the homeland before they get a chance to travel to a war zone in iraq or syria. congressman hurd says a key role for congress is to provide
from the obama administration on these american terrorist supporters. congressman will hurd: this is the kind of work that the intelligence community and department of homeland security should already be doing. but we need that feedback up here in congress. congressman jody hice had a case in his district last year. leon davis from augusta, georgia was guilty of trying to provide material support to isis. hice says it was one of few successful apprehensions. congressman jody hice: the question is, how many hundreds of others like him are we not catching? and that's what this bill is trying to address and deal with. the bill calls for reports on how these americans get to iraq and syria, why they traveled there, and suggestions on how to prevent future cases. congressman will hurd: we talk a lot here in washington dc about how it's hyper-partisan but when it comes to this issue, to have unanimous support on this topic is a sign that there is a commitment to fight terrorists, and to keep them on the run and off our shores. hice says with hundreds of cases, the success rate for catching these people needs to
it's amazing to me that this current administration refuses to acknowledge that problem, refuses to deal with it. the congressmen say they expect to see similar support in the senate for this legislation. and they expect the white house to sign it into law. reporting in washington, i'm peter zampa. abandoned pets are becoming more common in northern nevada. many are left to fend for themselves. two dogs were found abandoned at the hidden valley dog park yesterday morning, with a basket of food and blankets. while animal control was able to take them in and contact the owner... it is illegal to abandon an animal. you can face fines up to 400-dollars, or even jail time. but, resources are available to help you handle it properly. if they do have to relinquish their pets to the humane society, we do do it by appointments just so we can get as much information about the pet as possible and also give the person going through this difficult situation, the time they deserve to get one on one time with our counselors
society, says it's 25- dollars to surrender an animal and it's willing to work with people, who have financial obligations. ### ?ever wonder how the academy decides who wins the oscar? we're giving you a behind the scenes look at how the winner is chosen, and, how the ballot makes it to the stage. also, severe weather is tearing up the south. the destruction--- caused by over 2-dozen reported tornadoes. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner, news-talk 780, koh. severe storms are
30 seconds two building are complexly collapsed." overnight-- pensacola florida took a direct hit. lightning illumated a massive funnel cloud-- moving in, before cutting a 2-mile path of destruction. apartment buildings and r-v parks, were completly obliterated by tornadoes. winds tossed nearly 2- hundred r-v's in one park. two people were killed, and dozens injured. first responders are searching for victims, who may be trapped in the rubble. "we are hoping that's we can get down into those debris piles and try to find people." another twister tore into a gym-- filled with people, ripping the wall right off the side of the building. a reported tornado-- plowed through assumption parish louisiana. winds picked up a truck, and slammed it to the ground. and 3-water spouts were spotted, just outside new orleans. ### high pressure will dominate the weather picture through friday. expect chilly mornings, warm
occasional high clouds. a couple of systems could bring morning and late sunday into monday, but amounts of rain and snow will be on the lighter side for most areas. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. temperatures early next week will be closer to average. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a
mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 61.
those five words, keep oscar viewers on the edge of their seats-- every year. but, the process of determining who wins an academy award, is not an easy task. counting the votes is highly involved... and surrounded by intense security. brandi hitt shows us. they are the best secret-keepers in hollywood. martha ruiz and brian cullinan are set to carry those famous briefcases again... "the oscar goes to..." holding the names of this year's oscar winners. brandi: "has there ever been a mistake?" martha ruiz, pwc tax partner: "no - there hasn't." for 82 years... price- waterhouse-coopers has counted the oscar ballots. 6,261 sent out to voting members this year on paper and online. brian cullinan, pwc southern california market managing partner: "we control everything from the time they go out, indicated with security codes... and those come back to us. we then... have those at an undisclosed location." inside that "secret, uncisclosed location"...
there's a specialized alarm system... biometric locks... and no internet access... where a small team counts all 24 categories -- by hand. martha ruiz, pwc tax partner: "it's up to brian and i to then consolidate everything... make sure we're going through their piles... counting that... then recounting that. we will stuff the envelope... close it... seal it with the red." those 24 "winning" envelopes -- and a duplicate set -- are then loaded into two briefcases like this one. both are locked in a safe... until oscar sunday when ruiz and cullinan enter their safe code... and take their briefcase. each - then traveling a different route to the oscar red carpet... escorted by l-a-p-d. brian cullinan, pwc southern california market managing partner: "no matter what happens... at least one of us will get there." brandi hitt, abc news correspondent: "do you feel a little bit like 007?" martha: "a little bit." last year -- as a spoof -- they even carried a third briefcase that was used by host -- neil patrick harris. and back stage -- they only hand the envelope to the presenter... seconds before the announcement. brandi: "is this the hardest secret to keep?" brian: "it's a big important
secret we keep forever and that is -- who got second." brandi hitt -- abc news -- los angeles. there have been six ties in oscar history. and to make sure the company that prints the "winning" cards & envelopes-- doesn't know who the winners are... they print a card for every single nominee. price-water-house- coopers, then places the correct card inside the envelope. you can watch the academy awards, right here on kolo 8 this sunday. an academy award preview show--- "road to gold", begins at one. then you can watch all the stars walk the red carpet, starting at two. and, the oscars will start at 5-30. ### lego unveiled its latest figure at this year's new york toy fair. it is meant to reflect-- roughly 2-million stay at home dads. the figure-- is sporting jeans, a red flannel shirt, and a beard. he comes paired with a stroller-- and office- attired mom. lego says its not responding to customers. it's just looking to portray the world
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jersey. army specialist amanda rodriguez is back home, after her nearly a year plus-- it was a heart-warming reunion, for an army mom and her son in new jersey. army specialist amanda rodriguez is back home, after her nearly a year deployment to afghanistan. the single mom wanted to surprise her 3-year- old-son - zayden. so, she showed up at his day care. rodriguez says she was nervous about his reaction at first. but as soon as zayden saw his mother, he ran straight into her arms. ### jeff is back with your ..... forecast. tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph.
a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. sunday night: a slight chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64.
"you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00." tonight on kolo 8 news now... donald trump and hillary clinton-- scored victories in nevada's caucuses... but ?how did they go for the parties themselves? governor brian sandoval is getting a big endorsement, as a possible supreme court nominee. and-- two suspects are in custody after a series of vehicle break-ins in sun valley. tonight, we're looking at what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. thanks for joining us. i'm noah bond. sarah bond has the night off. a big victory for donald trump in the nevada republican caucus... and
"if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do." senators ted cruz and marco rubio finished neck-and-neck for the second contest in a row. and trump picked up his first two endorsements today, from current members of congress. on the democratic side... hillary clinton is heading into this weekend's south carolina primary, with a dominant lead. and, senator bernie sanders is looking ahead, to super tuesday. "secretary clinton was the inevitable candidate. she's not the inevitable candidate now. i think we've got a real shot to win it." next week will be big, for both parties when voters in 12 states, and 1 territory-- will head to the polls on super tuesday. ### so, ?how well did the caucuses go? after three tries at an early spot on the political calendar, ?have nevada's political parties performed well enough in the eyes of the national parties? kolo 8 news now's ed pearce is here with some thoughts. ed, we heard stories during both the