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tea 3 >> a new team is coming to reno... what will there name be?a look at what's in store for today coming up... 3 (samantha)>> plus.. reports of sexual assault on the u-n-r campus are on the rise...hear why university officials say this might be happening. 3 (bill)>> and.... a home invasion sends an elderly man to the hospital and the suspects are still at large. who you need to be on the lookout for. these stories and more.. coming up on this thursday, february 25, 2016. 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (bill)>> good morning 3 and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm bill
3 (bill)>> we begin this morning.. with a police investigation into reports that a woman's suv was stolen... after she got out to inspect damage from a crash. the victim told sparks police that it happened around 4-30 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of greg street and spice islands drive. the woman told police she was driving a gray 2000 gmc "yukon" when a dark green yukon hit her from behind.. the woman said that when she got out to inspect the damage... she returned to find a man in her car.. going through her wallet. police say the suspect gave the woman her wallet back, but drove away in her yukon... which does not have license plates. it does, however.. have a university of nevada sticker in the rear window. 3 (bill)>> the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with a bald or shaved
side of his head ....and full tattoo sleeves on his arms.the driver of the suspect yukon that struck the victim's suv reportedly did not leave the car. she is described as being white.. in her 30s with blond hair.anyone with information about this incident... is asked to contact sparks police detectives at 353-2225 or secret witness at 322-4900. 3 (samantha)>> in more crime news.. police say two men roughed up an elderly man in a home invasion in reno last night. reno police are now looking for two possible suspects.a preliminary search forced police to close off the 14- hundred block of foster drive near reno high school for a couple of hours... 3 (samantha)>> as raven and canine units searched the home and neighborhood. the two suspects are described as light-skinned black or hispanic males. one is approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, the other, 5 feet 8 inches with a heavy build and a tattoo on one of his forearms. 3 (samantha)>>police are also asking you to be on the look out for this car. it may be related to this crime and
white two door passenger car with a black stripe molding down the driver's side, it also has a sunroof and spoiler. 3 ((we do have that suspect vehicle that might have been related to other residential burglaries in south reno, that's why we're getting that information out to the media and the community so that way we can rally together and hopefully get these suspects into custody. )) 3 (samantha)>> anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous secret witness tipline at 322-4900. the elderly victim's injuries are non-life threatening. 3 (bill)>> ... the university of nevada is seeing a rise in the number of reported cases involving sexual assaults.but, officials say there may be a reason why. "denise cordova" is the director of the university's equal opportunity and title nine office.she says her department began awareness training for incoming students in 2012 ... which involved giving students information on how to report sexual assaults. she says since then ...
2012 to sixteen in 2015. but she says that doesn't necessarily mean there are more sexual assaults happening. 3 ((i believe that the more awareness that we provide, the more information that we provide to students, faculty, and staff, the more they are going to realize that there is a place where they can go for resources or interum measures)) 3 (bill)>> > cordova also says that last year... her office investigated a total of 120 cases involving allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, discrimination, and sexual harassment. for more information on available resources ... just head to my news four dot com. 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look outside... current conditions and skycam
it over to 3 meteorologist tim studebaker.. well above average temps yesterday will continue into today and the next few days. for today...a warm one yet again...well above average with a mix of sun & clouds and light winds.on satellite and radar...quiet once again and dry across the area. a mix of sun & clouds for the day today. temperatures are seasonably cool to start the day with very much above average temperatures expected once
3 (samantha)>> now that the caucuses are over... we may be getting a break from presidential candidates campaigning in northern nevada...but when many politicians visit the reno area.... they're escorted by a police motorcade.sergeant john silver with the reno police department says all of the officers in the traffic division have had a very busy week- and- a -half.he said most of them didn't get a day off during the many campaign stops. and they were asked to work overtime... to help the secret service protect the candidates.r-p-d works with the washoe county sheriff's ofice and n-h-p to figure out how to best staff the motorcades. 3 ((we generally come together and figure out the best route to take as well as making it safe by how many offficers we need to handle that route. obviously the more officers we have, the safer it is for not
officers on motorcycles)) 3 (samantha)>> the money comes out of the reno police department's budget to pay their officers for overtime. 3 (bill)>> it's the day soccer fans in northern nevada have been waiting for. officials are announcing the name of our city's new soccer league.news 4's alex cannito is live in downtown reno with a look at what this means for the 3 (alex - live) 3 officials with reno aces say fastest growing sport in americasoccer is forefront at minor league levelsac sees 11 thousand fans say sports puts communities on the mapnew experience in place you know and lovefamily friendly downtown experience you get with acessay that's what you'll get with this soccer team2pm today at whitney peak... community invitedreno fcfc renoreno silver fcreno city fcreno unitedreno 1868 *today's announcement is first step in involving the community before 2017 season season starts in 2017 but there is a professional match
in and we're trying to build this club how the community is asking us to build this club. and the team name is just the first step. there's colors, there's a logo, there's uniforms, there's a lot more to come and we're going to continue to work to seek feedback all the way through.")) 3 (alex - live)reporting live, alex cannito. back 3 to you. 3 (samantha)>> happening today.. washoe county is holding its "poetry outloud competition"......local high school students with a passion for poetry will take the stage at the nevada museum of art from 5 to 8 this evening. the district finalist will compete for the title of state champion at the poetry out loud state finals, at knpb public television in reno at
both events are free and the public is invited to join the audience. 3 (bill)>> >> agriculture business owners .. county 3 comissioners and city officials will attend today's "nevada agriculture outlook" session.the cooperative extension at u-n-r is hosting the event for northern nevada. the group hopes to help agricultural economic development and minimize business risk. 3 (bill)>> for those interested in attending .. the event kicks off at 9 this morning and runs until 3 this afternoon.for the workshop .. you can register online at the link on your screen. 3 (samantha)>> the desert research institute and drone america have successfully flight- tested the first ever autonomous cloud seeding aircraft.news 4 meteorologist cassie wilson is joining scientists from d-r-i and engineeris at "drone america" to see first- hand how this process works. make sure to watch news 4 on friday to
seeding with drones. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> the midwest is being blasted by a round of winter weather....>> find out here drivers simply walked away from their cars.. when they became stuck in the grasp of old man winter... 3 (bill)>> plus.. we will check in with our political correspondent.. who will have a preview of tonight's g-o-p debate in houston. the story.. when we return. 3 3
size showdown tonight is the final republican debate before super tuesday and here are the story lines: ted cruz has 3 3rd pl. finishes in a row and is hoping for a rebound. one poll does show him up double digits in his state.marco rubio held a big rally in houston wednesday as he tries to continue the momentumand all are chasing donald trump who again display the aggressive tone that has been successful for him by again talking about ted cruz being born in canada and perhaps in eligible for the white house. his antiestablishment credentials by attacking the 2012 nominee mitt romney.it is no coincidence that the final debate for super tuesday is here in texas, the crown jewel up for grabs. we will have analysis throughout the day
temperatures are seasonably cool to start the day with very much above average temperatures expected once again.on satellite and radar...quiet once again and dry across the area. a mix of sun & clouds for the day today. on futurecast...pretty quiet conditions for the day today. breezes pick up tomorrow into saturday...and a weak system passes mostly to our north for your friday evening...could be a couple of isolated showers with that weak system to our north but otherwise still mostly dry.for today...a warm one yet again...well above average with a mix of sun & clouds and light winds.on the 7 day...pretty quiet today followed by a couple of breezy days with shower chances north of town heading into friday and saturday. shower chances pick up slightly for the rest of us into sunday and monday tapering around the middle of next week. temperatures are very well above average for
3 (tim)3 >> there is crippling winter weather in parts of the midwest.this video is from crete, illinois ....south of chicago where strong winds and heavy snow brought down a powerline. in northern illinois... a school bus was involved in a traffic accident. fortunately there were no children on the bus and no serious injuries... and in southeastern indiana... winter weather prompted many drivers to simply leave their vehicles and walk away. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> it is a virus that is spreading rapidly in central and south america.... >> find out which country is fighting the disease..by using fish !!!! the story .. when we return. 3 (samantha)>> plus.. it could be a showdown on capitol hill ... over who could replace the late justice antonin scalia on the supreme court.. who could be on the "short list"... 3 (tim)>> and here's a look at your flight delays this morning. 3
morning i'm samantha 3 3 (bill)3 >> later today... the senate is expected to vote on a resolution ... basically a statement.... about the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia.(samantha)>> but republicans vow that the vote president obama really wants .... to replace scalia.... will never happen. as tracie potts reports.... even though both sides seem dug in, there are some signs of thawing this morning. 3 new this am swoosh sound 3 (( (sot: senator mitch mcconnell (r-ky)/ sen. majority leader :00-:05) "we will not have hearings. in short, there will not be action taken."but now the white house and senate confirm that chuck grassley - the republican head of the judiciary committee that holds supreme court confirmation hearings - will meet with president obama next week.nbc news has also confirmed the white house is vetting a republican - nevada governor
sandoval - to replace justice scalia.(sot: president barack obama/ no super :28-:42) "and i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell to explain how if public concludes this person is very well qualified, that the senate should stand in way simply for political reasons." (sot: mark murray/ nbc news sr. political editor :44-:47) "this is a way for democrats and the white house to extract maximum pain on republicans." democrats have a petition, one-point-three million people who say the senate should not block the president's nominee. (sot: senator harry reid (d-nv)/ sen. minority leader :55-1:01) "it is wrong, and i don't believe the american people will stand for this. the senate needs to do it's job."republican leaders insist they won't even consider an obama appointee during an election year.(--- reporter live tag ---)there is still no word on how long it could be before president obama names someone.i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. )) 3 (bill)>> thanks, tracie. we will have more on governor brian sandoval's possible nomination to the high court.. and more on what senator harry reid has to say... coming up
3 (samantha)>> diplomats are trying to call a temporary halt to the civil war in syria, but bombing and shelling contining ahead of saturday's deadline. fighting was evident yesterday in the capital city of damascus. syria's president assad has agreed to a u-s -russian plan for a "cessation of hostilities" between the government and rebels... but experts say ... whether that will be carried out.. .remains to be seen. 3 (bill)>> improved weather conditions .... are allowing rescue teams to recover the bodies of those killed in wednesday's plane crash in central nepal. police said rescuers found the wreckage of the small plane which was carrying 23 people . it reportedly crashed in bad weather into the side of a mountain... killing all those on board.the aircraft.. was operated by domestic tara airlines and was heading north to jomsom, the starting point for trekkers going into mountainous areas. only small planes can fly the route, which goes between mountains. air traffic control lost contact with the
3 (samantha)>> the nation of el salvador is getting creative in the fight against the zika virus... it is using fish... "sambo" is a kind of fish that eats the larvae of mosquitoes.... stopping them from developing into adults that spread the virus. the fish are being distributed in el salvador to schools, homes and shops and placed in the water where mosquitoes are likely to lay their eggs. so far.. the community testing this method has not reported any cases of the zika virus. 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)3 >> he's one of the few male elementary school teachers in our district...>> and he's also news four's excellence in education award winner! we'll introduce to mister eggers at marvin moss elementary .. that's in the next half hour of news 4 today. 3
be?a look at what's in store for today coming up... 3 (bill)>> plus... an ongoing murder trial is bringing to light some discrepancies in the judicial system...what changes may be on the way, coming up in an "on your side" report 3 (samantha)>> and.. could governor brian sandoval be headed to the u- s supreme court?senator harry reid weighs in again .... hear why president obama might want to nominate the nevada governor. these stories and more.. coming up on this thursday, february 25, 2016. 3 ((male voice: you're watching news 4 today on your side in high definition.)) 3 (sam)>> good morning 3 and thank you for choosing us to start your day. i'm samantha boatman.(bill)>> and
3 (samantha)>> we begin this half hour .. with a developing story out of washington.. two people familiar with the process say... the white house is considering governor brian sandoval as one of several potential nominees to the u - s supreme court.the nomination of a republican would be seen as an attempt by president obama to court the senate gop. sandoval is a former federal judge who supports abortion rights. he met with senate democratic leader harry reid monday.reid is now speaking out about that meeting. 3 (( you know i don't- i don't pick the justices. but i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person, he has a great record, and he's been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there.)) 3 (samantha)>> the governor said over the weekend he was honored his name was mentioned..., but had heard nothing to think the democratic president is
sandoval's consideration was first reported by the washington post. 3 (bill)>> now.. to an "on your side" report..... a nevada supreme court justice says it's time to re-consider how bail is set in nevada courts. justice "jim hardesty" says the current system of using dollar amounts for bail tend to favor the rich and are not fair to those who can't afford bail. a case in point could be cody wallace...who's been sitting in the lyon county jail for five years awaiting trial. hardesty says the supreme court is considering giving judges more leeway to grant bail based on other factors like whether a defendant is likely to flee. 3 ((justice jim hardesty @ 6:45: take the single mom who passes a bad check for $30. she can't make bail. so what happens to her? she loses her job. loses her apartment. and now she and he children become
3 (bill)>> these changes 3 only need to be approved by the supreme court ...not the legislature. and that could happen sometime this summer. and as for cody wallace... his trial is expected to wrap up today in lyon county. 3 (bill and samantha)>>let's take a quick look outside... current conditions and skycam 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll toss it 3 over to meteorologist tim studebaker...well above average temps yesterday will continue into today and the next few days.for today...a warm one yet again...well above average with a mix of sun & clouds and light winds. on satellite and radar...quiet once again and dry across the area. a mix of sun & clouds for the day today.temperatures are seasonably cool to start the day with very much above
soccer team.news 4's alex cannito is live in downtown reno with a preview of today's big announcement. 3 (alex - live) 3 officials with reno aces say fastest growing sport in americasoccer is forefront at minor league levelsac sees 11 thousand fans say sports puts communities on the mapnew experience in place you know and lovefamily friendly downtown experience you get with acessay that's what you'll get with this soccer team2pm today at whitney peak... community invitedreno fcfc renoreno silver fcreno city fcreno unitedreno 1868 *while won't see games until spring 2017... we will have a professional matchseason starts in 2017 but there is a professional match between salt lake and sacramento this
3 ((edelstein: "the first professional match won't involve our club. it's happening this june 11th. salt lake and sacramento will be playing here at aces ballpark for a neutral site match in the usl. so we're excited. both teams have talked about bringing their support clubs to reno to be part of that."))
alex cannito. back to you.3 3 (bill)>> from the casino to the classroom.... you could say a fifth grade teacher hit the jackpot with his change of occupation 16 years ago.this month... he is news four's excellence in education award winner! ((5:03 "would mr. richard eggers come up? whooooo!!! ))recently we 3 surprised 5th grade teacher richard eggers with our excellence in education award during a school assembly. mister eggers has been teaching elementary school for 16 years....every since he left the casino industry. colleages say he is always incorportating new ideas into his classroom...pushing his students to always be their very best. he says he loves that every day is different with his students and wants to ensure they feel excited about
3 (( 10:38 " my elementary and i didn't want that to happen to any other kids.. i just love kids and working with them and seeing when the lightbulb goes off.")) 3 (bill)>> >>if you know of an excellent teacher like mister eggers... let us know about him or her...with an email or write to us at the station on vassar. 3 swoosh sound 3 (samantha)>> a new policy is sparking a lot of talk among parents and teachers...>> and now.. the nevada department of agriculture is getting into the nix.... more on the
"healthy hunger-free kids act" passed by congress in 2010.. 6 years later the kinks are still being worked out in washoe county.((nats of school lunch room...it's a policy aimed at promoting student health and reducing childhood obesity... but, the state's school wellness policy is raising more questions, than it's answering. "the problem is, the more i got to talking to fellow moms and realized that every school was kind of handling things differently." -jessica santinajessica santina is a washoe county school district parent and a contributor to the "reno moms blog" (show blog post)she recently wrote about her concerns with the school wellness policy, which ultimately limits the types of food allowed on every washoe county school district campus. "there's just a lack of clarity, what's expected? what are the repercussions if the policy is broken." -jessica santinai met with catrina peters, the school nutrition services manager with the nevada department of agriculture to get a better understanding of the policy. "we really focused in on processed foods and created this list to help folks
criteria." -catrina petersthe criteria she is referring to is the smart snacks nutrition standards shown here. (show calorie and sugar breakdown on brochure)but, the approved list... seems to be where most of the confusion falls."the nevada school wellness policy doesn't say that the only foods that can be sold or given away are foods on our approved smart snacks list. we created that list as a resource to help folks know what foods meet the criteria, but in terms of the food that the district will or will not allow that's a district level decision." -catrina peters recently, the washoe county school district sent home a letter to parents stating in part... "at this time the policy applies to every school day including holidays, birthdays, and special events." which means... any snacks brought into the school on those special occasions would have to meet certain calorie, sugar, sodium and fat limits."it seemed like parents and teachers were now the ones baring accountability and there was a lot of cutting off of celebrations altogether, because no one wants to police
peters says the limitations can be altered by the district, but because washoe county hasn't finalized it's own policy there aren't any exceptions.me: "is there a deadline that they have to meet as far as getting that official policy put together?" peter: "um.... ya know we've really worked with them to get this policy buttoned up and it's my understanding that they are in the final stages of getting that policy finalized." a statement provided to news four from the washoe county school district reads in part...(take full screen)"there has been concern among parents and students regarding the lack of "special occasion" days at schools during this review and development period, but the committee took the time it needed to ensure that the proposed regulation would meet the needs of students as they grow and learn."school district officials say the wellness policy committe comprised of teachers, parents and health officials has completed its work and the policy will receive a final review by superintendent traci davis in the next several
see, there are many pieces to this puzzle... if you would like to look at the policy for yourself and all of the related links visit my news four dot com. you will also find the full statement released by the washoe county school district about the current state of the wellness policy.)) 3 swoosh sound 3 (bill)>> it is definitely not on you "map quest" app.... where you can find a map of the milky way galaxy...
3 (bill)>> check this out... the europeran southern observatory... has released spectacular new images showing the *entire* milky way.. the galaxy .. not the candy bar... the data to create the images.. was gathered by the apex telescope in chile,it's the full galaxy as seen from the southern hemisphere.and it's the sharpest map of the milky way made to date. 3 (bill and samantha)>> we'll
tim 3 studebaker... 3 for today...a mix of sun & clouds with light winds and warm temperatures once again. clear skies now in the truckee meadows with seasonably chilly temperatures and calm winds. temperatures are seasonably cool to start the day with very much above average temperatures expected once again.on satellite and radar...quiet once again and dry across the area. a mix of sun & clouds for the day today. on futurecast...pretty quiet conditions for the day today. breezes pick up tomorrow into saturday...and a weak system passes mostly to our north for your friday evening...could be a couple of isolated showers with that weak system to our north but otherwise still mostly dry.for today...a warm one yet again...well above average with a mix of sun & clouds and light winds.on the 7 day...pretty quiet today followed by a couple of breezy days with shower chances north of town heading into friday and saturday. shower chances pick up slightly for the rest of us into sunday and monday tapering around the middle of
this time of year.3 basketball team went into the night a squad in control of their own destiny...with four regular season games to go, the resurgent wolf pack was still in the driver's seat when it comes to earning a first round by in the mountain west tournament...nevada came in 16-10 overall, 8-5 in league play...even alphie will dab on that...utah state in town...first half, start off with the big freshman... cameron oliver, and look out below...oliver with the one handed hammer, but nevada is down seven...a little later, how about a senior...marqueze coleman spots for three and
lead by eight...but sometimes, you just need a little luck to turn things...tyron criswell banks home a three, nevada down six at the break... second half, more from criswell...coach muss affectionately calls him a junk yard dog because he does the dirty work...23 points, 16 rebounds and here comes nevada...to the final two and a half minutes, pack by two... utah state caught napping coming back on defense and d-j fenner makes them pay...the junior from seattle with 14 points and the lead is four... final minute, nevada needs a stop on d...who better to step up than cameron oliver...one of his three blocks on the night...nevada comes back to top utah state 73-68 at lawlor events center...the pack is now 10-2 at lawlor this
after the game...3 but the win did come with a cost...about halfway through the second half, senior guard marqueze coleman rolled his ankle badly when he came down on the foot of an opposing player...lets take a second look at that. his foot is sideways on the court. marqueze had to be carried off of the floor and into the lockerroom to be checked out... he'd return to the court later on crutches...our sports photographer julian del gaudio spoke with marqueze who told him that he'd be all right... coach muss called it a bad sprain...we'll see if that keeps him out the next game... meanwhile, the wolf pack women's basketball team is out on the road...and the ladies fell 70-55 at utah state... teige zeller and stephanie schmid both lead nevada with 13 points apiece...the women continue their road swing over the weekend at colorado state on saturday...the hardwood
will begin tomorrow afternoon at lawlor events center...four division one games on the schedule if you want to check things out...boys games first...at 4:40, the northern runner up reno huskies will face bishop gorman...then at 8:00, northern champion carson will take on coronado...both of those games will be played at lawlor events center...over on the girls side, the action begins at 3:00, when the reno huskies will take on centennial from the south... then at 6:20, northern champion bishop manogue will face liberty...both of those games will also be played at
part of foster drive near r,no high school was closed for a couple of hours last night after a home invasion. we're going to tell you what happened and where the investigation stands this morning. >> and the warm stretch continues for today, but i do have breezes and shower chances on the 7-day forecast. i'll let you know when you should look for those coming up. these stories and more as news 4 rolls on. >> you're watching news 4 today, on your side, in high definition. . >> and a good thursday morning, everybody. thank you for hanging around for the second hour. 6:00 on your thursday morning.
governor sandoval being vetted for the. what happens. the senate has been barking we should wait until the decision with the circuit court. those compromises. so we'll wait and see. but, yeah,, that is the biggest name now that is being mentioned to replace antonin scalia. we'll have much more on that throughout our show today. a police investigation into reports a woman's suv was stolen after she got -- after she got out of it to inspect. the victim told police the incident happened 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of greg street. she said she was driving a gray 2003 gmc you con. the woman said she got out to
she returned to find the man in the car going through her wallet. police say the suspect gave the woman her wall,t back, but trove away in her yuk,n, which doesn't have license plates. it has a university of nevada sticker in the window. if you have information, contact secret window. the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with a tattoo on the left side of his head, ear, tattoos on his arm. anyone with information about the incident is asked to call sparks police detectives at 322-490. police say two men roughed up an elderly man in a home invasion last night. r,no police are now looking for two suspects. a search forced police to close
near reno high school for a couple of hours. . it may be related to this crime and other burglaries. it's an older white two-door passenger car. it also has a sunroof and a spoiler. >> we do have that suspect vehicle that might have been related to other burglaries in south reno. that's why we're getting that information out to the media and community. that way, we can rally together, hopefully get these -- >> anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous secret witness tip line at 322-4900. we are told the injuries are nonlife-threatening. a nevada circuit court
to reconsider how bail is set in nevada courts. jim hardessy said the current system tend to favor the rich, and is not fair to those who county support bail. the circuit court is considering giving judges more leeway to grant bail based on other factors, like whether a suspect is likely to flee. >> take an individual, a single mom who passes a bad check for $30, she can't make bail. so what happens to her? she loses her job. she loses her apartment, and now she and her children become additional societal problems. >> and we'll learn more on why the nevada circuit court is considering changes to the bail system, just head to our web site. a rise in the number of reported cases involving sexual assault. director of unr's title 9
training for incoming students back in 2012, which may be one reason why more sexual assaults are now being reported. that training involved officials giving students information on how to report sexual assaults, and since then, cases being reported have gone one in 2012 to 16 in 2015. but officials say that doesn't necessarily mean there are actually more sexual assaults happening. >> but i actually see it as students, fact thety, and staff understanding now -- someone to report this and to be provided with these resources that are necessary. >> for more information on available resources, just head over to our web site at mynews4.com. according to kabc, more live pictures we're showing you, voluntary evacuations are underway in los angeles county as they the firefighters fight a brush fire that has already
this is some very expensive property. the fire began in inaccessible terrain shortly before 3:00 this morning. about 101 children have been evacuated from camp kha chulal as a precaution, and residents near the fire are also being evacuated. again, this is in mall but california, about 20 acres now. we all know we're talking about south mall but, california. that is pretty expensive shoreline there. the cause of the fire still under investigation. >> and this is the first wildfire we heard of in quite a while. just goes to show, hey, we are in february, but we're dry. >> yeah. >> we've had moisture, but we're still dry. >> exactly right. >> the first half, 2/3rds of the winter were wet, but things dried out last few weeks. an indication you're right, we're drying out. fire becomes a concern. it's always a concern for our
but it becomes more of a concern once you see the dryer pattern. the dry pattern will continue for us over the next several days. there's some good news if you are a warm-weather person. that's what we're seeing. 67 the high yesterday in r,no sparks, well above the average of 54. we'll stay well above the average next few days. 65 for carson city. we're looking for 50s later today in south lake, and 54 in elko. a mix of sun and clouds once again approach at hop by and pace. yesterday light winds once again across the area. high pressure giving us dry conditions, as we just mentioned. a few clouds moving in with the sun triplet. but other than that, not so much to talk about. we're very much above average highs later today. right now 20s and 30s. feeling very typical this time of year for the morning hours. as we head toward the afternoon, 50s and 6 0s will be common on the maps. a few spots not far from 70.
forecast that starts with a 7 as far as temperatures are concerned. we'll show you that coming up. thank you, tim. happening today, business owners, leaders are attending an out look. the group hopes to help agricultural economic development and minimize -- for those interested in attending, the event kicks off at 9:00 runs until 3:00 this afternoon. you can register online at the link there on your screen. it is a day soccer financials in northern nevada have been waiting for. officials announceing the name of our city's new soccer team. alex knito joins us live in downtown reno with a look at what this all means for the community. >> reporter: good morning, bill. it's been a little bit of a process to try -- a very exciting day.
your ideas for a soccer team?" they came one a list of different names. one of the cool things about having a new soccer team in reno is going to be the fact it's not only going to put our community on the map, because athletics seem to do that. we've seen that with the big horns. it's also something we're going to see bring our community together, and that's been a really big part of this entire experience. i spoke with officials, like i said, other at r,no aces, and they said, while we haven't seen a soccer team play at the ballpark, it's going to be a new experience in a place you know and love. they said they are still willing to get that family-friendly downtown experience we're going to see with this soccer team. that's the big news happening today at 2:00 right over here at the whitney park. here are the different options we're given:. isd. r,no, reno city.
this is just one announcement in a slew of things we're going to be seeing in upcoming months. >> we are taking in every comment, every thought, every idea that comes n and we're trying to build this club the way the community is asking to build it, and the name is just the first step. there's colors. there's logos. there's uniforms. there's a lot more to come, and we're going to continue to see feedback, you know, all the way through. >> reporter: now, the team isn't going to be playing until 2017; but some exciting news this summer: there's going to be a professional match over at the r,no aces ballpark. to learn more about that and how you can buy season passes for our soccer team, visit our web site, mynews4.com. reporting live, i'm alex knito. back to you. washington awaits a decision on circuit court nominee. word spreading that a local representative could be up for the position.
the break. this is leon. is young and fabulous. they're easy to take care of, and they provide you with entertainment. you can train them to use the litter box. you know what? they actually will cuddle on your lap just like cats and dogs do. leon is a very sweet, friendly happy go lucky guy, as you can see, and he is available for adoption here at the nevada humane society. we're open seven days a week for pet adoptions, and be sure to bring the whole family when you come down to adopt. >> all right. thank you for that. senate democratic leader harry reid is endorsing hillary clinton for the
a spokeswoman for the nevada senator says reid was making the endorsement, saying clinton is somebody who understands the issues of the people. r,ud participated in the democratic caucuses saturday, but voted as uncommitted. clinton, as you know, won the contest. the highest criminal court in texas has now dismissed the second and final felony charge against former governor rick perry. . . perry was indicted by a grand jury in 2014 on his use of power charges. . the democratic head of it union refused to aresign after her arrest on drunken driving charges. perry called the case a political witch hunt and said the indictment helped his presidential run. people familiar with the process says the white house is considering governor brian sandoval as one
the nomination of a republican would be seen as an attempt by president obama -- gop. he met with senate democrat leader harry reid monday. reid is now speaking up about that meeting. >> he's a good person, has a great record. been. he would be a tremendous governor. >> reporter: the governor said over the weekend he was honored his name was mentioned, but has not heard anything if the president is considering him. we, of course, will keep you posted on this story. the caucuses brought a lot of money to nevada for advertisements and political spending. >> but also cost us money as well.
how much time and money goes into the candidates. >> most of our guys did not have a day off, working these things. >> reporter: it's been a busy couple weeks for the reno police department. six presidential candidates campaigned in northern nevada. . >> reporter: some of them made several stops. many of them required police escorts. >> the secret service tells us when and where the candidate is going to go. we generally come together -- making it safe by how many officers we'll need to hand the that route. >> reporter: the reno police department works with sparks pd, the washoe sheriff's office, and the nevada highway patrol to staff motorcades for the candidates. >> that, we learned the basic
>> reporter: but sergeant silver says the -- can put stress on his traffic division. >> depends on how many officers we need. we try to keep traffic officers available for the general public as well. >> reporter: but it all depends on how many officers he has to devote to a political candidate. police make their plan based on the secret service security tier assigned to the candidate as well as where that candidate is going. >> they don't tell us how many officers they need. a lot of times, we'll take that, figuring out how to make it the most possible. >> reporter: and he says police will probably have to provide -- more security as the general election nears. >> as we get closer, it will be treated very similar in our eyes to the president. we don't want anything happening here that would look bad on reno or this area >> and that was olivia de janeiro reporting. we don't know how much all these motorcades cost. a representative from the
news 4 they won't know exactly how much the total cost was until officers submit their time cards for next week. >> all right. 6:19 is the time. let's toss it over to meteorologist tim study baker. getting close to 70 degrees already today. maybe going over the line tomorrow? . >> yeah. i think we have a good chance to do that. we're going for the upper 60s today, as you mentioned, and then into the low 00s for one or two spots tomorrow. reno sparks included. i have a 71 on the 7-day forecast tomorrow. first we'll talk about today, a mix of sun and clouds today as well as light winds across the area, and warm temperatures. 33 in town, clear skies across the area, calm winds, and 72% humidity. temperatures down to 20s and 30s across much of the area. a chilly start to the day. a seasonably cool start, and unseason play warm as we head in the afternoon hours.
that means a good amount of sun later today. as clouds mix in, we have a band of clouds approaching us from the pacific now. we'll start to see some clouds mixing in with the sun once again as we head into the afternoon hours. today is, again, pretty quiet. a mix of sun and clouds today. but heading into tomorrow, moisture starts to make its approach. it's a weak system. it's going to pass mostly to our north. and also watch what happens as it does. so it kind of falls apart. maybe an isolated shower north of reno sparks on your friday night, saturday morning. a lot of us are still going to be staying dry during that period. mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies, highs in the 50s, near 60 degrees for the eastern side of the state, well into 260s for the lower elevations of western nevada. 0s around the lake, again, with light winds today, and generally warm temperatures. 60s for the lower elevations, including 66 in dayton, 65 in carson city. 67 for spanish springs, and 64 for suzanneville. toward the truckee meadows,
the average is in the mid-50s, 54 as we're going way above those averages for the next few days. a mix of sun and cloud. breezes pick up for your friday and saturday. generally feeling a little more unsettled. most of the moisture associated with that weak system is going to be well off to our north and going to fall apart as it comes in. another system for monday, tuesday, wednesday. small shower chances. >> all right. that's going to be the start of -- by the time we get there. >> sure is. livestock event center, march 4th. fourth call we are the right answer to our trivia question will win that prize. on today's date in 1919, which state became the first to levy a tax on gasoline? ohio? or washington? that?
it, or do you love we'll have and much more ahead as we see you on a thursday morning on "today." . >> that would be a fun one. let's see who our winner is. >> let's take a look at samantha. >> samantha. >> congratulations for knowing the answer. on today's date in 1919, what state became the first to levy a tax on gasoline? . >> i'm gouge say washington. >> i'm going to say idaho. i was going to say oregon. >> i was going to say oregon. that was the one
you may have seen this on facebook a. lot of people talking about it, facebook like button has gotten more expressive. >> this one is driving me nuts, i'll have to say. by holding down the like button on mobile devices or on a desktop, they can access five additional emojis to express themselves: like, love, humor, anger, wow, and sad. >> the mission to build reactions began just about a year ago when facebook con creeded the site needed a more easy way for users to interact with posts, but my question is where's the dislike button? that's what everybody wants.
your girlfriend or girl if you didn't get a chance to get outside yesterday, more warm weatherer is on the way for today. how high will the temperatures go? a look at that coming up on the 7-day forecast. . you're watching "news 4 today" on your side, in . >> good thursday morning, everyone. welcome to the last half hour of "news 4 today." . 6:30, yeah. thanks so much for sticking around for this final half hour of "news 4 today." a lot to get to, including the being thrown around -- given the most attention to when it comes to replacing antonin scalia on the
obama of course says that he wants to be the one who appoints it, gives the nominee. republicans say, "no. we want the new president to do that." we're going to wait and see if by nominating, if it happens, a republican, if that could kind of ease things with the gop. so we'll wait and see. we'll have more on that coming up in just a few minutes. an unusual story breaking overnight. >> very unusual story. according to sparks police, the victim in this case says she was heading north on spice island drive, approaching gregg street when her gmc yukon was hit behind. the damage, but the did. when she returned, there was a man going inside of her car, going through her wall,t. now, the man reportedly returned the wallet, but drove off in the vehicle. the driver of the other yukon also drove off. the suspect is described as a
with a bald head, a tattoo on the left side of his head, a tattoo on his arm. the driver of the yukon that hit the victim's suv reportedly did not leave the car, but drove off in the car, not the only one, though. it's very confusing. she is described as a white in her 30s with blond hair. anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 350-2225 or secret witness at 322-4900. the white house is considering governor brined sandoval of one of several potential nominees to the united circuit court, and sandoval is getting the most attention nationwide. the nomination of a republican would be seen as an attempt by president obama to court the senate gop. sandoval is the former federal judge who supports abortion rights. he met with them and democratic leader harry reid on monday, and r,id is speaking out about that meeting.
but i know -- i would support him. he's a good person, has a great record, a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems. >> the governor said over the weekend he was honored his name was mentioned; but he at that point had not heard anything to think the democratic -- is considering. officials declined to be named. the one who is first brought this up, because they say they weren't authorized to speak publicly on it. sandoval's consideration was first reported by "the washington post." . a nevada circuit court justice says it's time to reconsider how bail is considered in nevada court. justice -- says the current system of using dollar amounts for bail -- not fair to those who can't afford it. harddessee said the circuit court is considering giving more leeway to grant bail on other factors, like whether or not a defendant
>> who take an individual who -- a single mom passes a bad check for $30. she can't make bail, so what happens to her? she loses her job. she loses her apartment, and now she and her children became additional societal problems. >> to learn more on why the nevada circuit court is considering changes to the bail system, all you need to do is head on to our web site, mynews4.com for the full report. 6:34 on your thursday morning. happening today, agriculture business owners, county commissioners, and city officials are attending the nevada agriculture out look. unr is hosting the event for northern nevada. the group hopes to help agricultural development, also minimize business risk. for those interested in attending, the event kicks off at 9:00 this morning, runs till 2:00 this afternoon. for the workshop, you can register online at the link there on your screen. all right. you have passed your votes,
now a name has been picked for our city's new soccer team. alex knito is live in downtown reno with a preview of today's pig announcement. alex? >> reporter: sam, they say seeing is believing, and guess what? we finally have a name. not sure what it is at this moment, but will come this afternoon at the whitney peak, behind this big "believe" sign. that is when officials are going to be letting the community know exactly what name they have picked for the newest soccer league to come here to the -- city. this is the first soccer league to come here. we have the big horns, baseball, and basketball. so a new sport. not only going to be putting our community on the map, but also bringing the community together. that has been a big part of this whole entire process: getting the community involved with this new team. today the options people have in voting for, we've had r,no sc, sc reno, reno
5300 votes. one of those is the winner. we'll have that at 2:00 today. . >> sand lake and sacramento are going to be playing here at aces ballpark at a new sight match. we're excited. both teams have talked about bringing their supporters' clubs to reno and be a part of that. >> reporter: exciting stuff to be a part of the team in nevada. our team is going to start playing in the spring of 2017. to learn more about that and how you can buy your season tickets, head over to our web site, news4.com. back to you. thank you, alex. coming up, we're going to show you how the market is kicking off this
the ball game. he has a look at your forecast. >> good morning to you. we sure do have another beautiful day, a copy and paste of yesterday. yesterday we topped out at 67 degrees. the average for this time of year, keep in mind, is 54. that's where we were a couple days ago. yesterday not so much a warm one , indeed. we'll have another warm one, going for 68 in r,no sparks for your high, 57 at south lake, and 54 in elko. temperatures well above average, light winds, and a mix of sun and clouds for the day today. still staying dry. not much on the 7-day forecast as far as shower chances are concern. there are a few. we'll talk about those later only. for now just today is dry. today is pretty quiet. not too much in the way of winds, and a mix of sun and cloud. temperatures well above average later today. right now starting off on a cool note, of course,
later today we're going for the 50s and 60s depending on where you are. and on the 7-day forecast, i do have some breezes to talk about later on in the 7- day. i do have some shower chances as well. they're not impressive, but they're on there. i also have a temperature that's in the 70s on 1 day of the 7-day forecast. i'll let you know when coming up on the 7-day. back over to you. see how your thursday morning commute is doing so far. good morning, trooper down can. >> hey, good thursday morning to you, guys. we're currently on the scene of a property damage crash on westbound 50 at rainbow and dayton. that's east of the maverick gas station. be aware of that this morning. other local area highways are running both crash and wasn't-free for you, running up at normal speeds. as always, beware of normal slowdown, congestion. the traffic incident management meeting, tim's meeting earlier this week, and staff just want to
50 states, and that's -- the statistic they gave us, they have one tow truck driver struck every week while working roadways in the u.s. if you see an emergency vehicle, whether it's a tow truck, cop, firefighter, it is your responsibility to slow down and move over to the adjacent lane to give them some more room. they're out there to keep us safe. go ahead and return the favor for them. all right, guys. keep those seat belts on, cell phones off. be safe, and take care. back to you. >> thank you for that. the death toll continues to rise as an outbreak of severe weather, including tornados hit the southeastern u.s. we'll take a
>> another quiet day for us today, with a mix of sun and clouds. light winds once again. we'll see winds pick up again friday and saturday, but today not so much. they're still on the light side. warm temperatures, too. just like yesterday, the upper 60s. we're going for the upper 60s again in r,no sparks. could even see the lower 70s in town for tomorrow afternoon, although on the breeze say side. 33 in town, mostly cloudy skies at the airport. winds are calm, and 72% humidity. temperatures in the 20s and 30s across the area. so a chilly start, again a warm afternoon. we're -- pattern for awhile. we will add breezes to the mix as well as a few chance. we are looking at a few clouds out over the pick. they are going to continue to move toward us. we eel see a mix of sun and clouds for the day today. today is quiet on future cast. tomorrow the winds pick up for us a little bit. moisture gets closer to news the form of a very weak storm system happening mostly
pacific northwest. it's not a very strong storm. what happens the moisture gets closer to us, then falls apart as it moves over us. a few isolated showers are possible tomorrow night into saturday morning. most of us are still looking at a dry forecast until we get to next week. even then chances are still relatively low, at 10 to 20%. we'll show you that on the 7-in a moment. 60 western nevada. 50s around tahoe for today. mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies at times. light winds for now. winds are a little breezier starting tomorrow into your saturday. but again still very warm out there. temperatures are still well above average for this
honor, the congressional medal. the men and women who walked peacefully from soma to montgomery, al, protesting their inability to vote. congressman louis called them ordinary people with an extraordinary vision to build a true catastrophe in america. the clock is ticking for hundreds of my grants in the northern french port city of calais, waiting for a judge to decide whether to honor or postpone an eviction order. the court says the decision could come today, two days after the deadline expired. a group of humanitarian associations have asked that the state expulsion order for a large are of the camp be postponed. >> gives them a sense of community. they come here. they're english. they can borrow books from the library.
my grants, but humanitarian groups -- 3,000 my grants. improved weather conditions today allowed rescue teams to recover the bodies of those killed in wednesday's plane crash in central nepal. the bodies were flown to a resort town about 12 miles west of cat man dow where the plane had taken off. police say rescuers had found the wreckage of the small plane carrying 23 people, crashed in bad weather. all those aboard were confirmed dead. airport officials said the plane lost contact shortly after takeoff. tim? thank you. we do have some -- weather across the nearby u.s. as
otherwise, things are good morning, everybody. we're going to send it over to "the today show" in a minute, but first here's a preview of what's coming up. a delicious recipe -- by the way, today is national pistachio day. the washington county medical society is holding a 56th annual -- rummage. this is a great one. they'll be joining us in the studio with details. >> and carson city dispatch is hiring new employees in case you're interested. we're going to it will you all about that live this morning up.
lot more in just about 5 minutes. >> thanks very much, melissa. forecast. if you like sun, closing in on 70, you're going to love today. >> that's right. very much like yesterday. we'll go for 68 today. by tomorrow, low 70s in r,no sparks, at 71. but hey the breezes will be picking up. you'll notice that, too. breezy conditions friday and saturday with a weak storm system to the north. most of us still stay dry. better shower chances low, monday and tuesday. >> thank you so much, tim. thanks for joining us, everybody. enjoy your thursday. we have "the today show" coming
news 4. good morning. breaking overnight, fierce storms move up the east coast after slamming the south. >> tipped my truck up in the air and the glass was coming in. >> a new round of tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia. heavy rain and high winds knock out power across the northeast. and in the midwest, a crippling blizzard grounds hundreds of flights. something to hide? mitt romney jumps into the presidential frey, taking on donald trump. >> frankly, i think we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> trump insisting there's nothing there. so, when will he release his returns? hurt and humiliated. erin andrews in tears as her father testifies at her civil lawsuit. >> she's terrified. she's depressed. she's not the girl that we used to know.