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an avalanche slows down a ski resort on the north shore of lake tahoe. a look at the live report and the latest winter storm impacting the sierra on the valley floor. . snow impacting travel around the sierra this noon. ski resort officials at alpine meadows telling us about avalanches, several hitting the area and closing down alpine meadows and squaw valley, and we'll have more in a bit. >> that's right. authorities are turning around and semi trucks at the state line on interstate 80 heading into california.
ken? yeah, an active situation as we head through the next several hours but we have gone to blue skies in the truckee meadows already. and snow is continuing up in the mountains as well. let's take a look at the graphics. 47, the lie in reno-sparks, and we had snow showers earlier, a mix of snow showers now and blue skies in spots, and we're trending toward fewer and fewer snow showers. 34 in carson city and 39 in elko and breezy. southwest winds, 20-25 and gusting to 40 at times. about an hour ago, we had a health amount of snow in parts of the area including reno- sparks, and now, things have started to trend drier and snow activity towards elko and winnemucca as well, and things
mountains, the truckee area, we are seeing snow shower activity with snow showers over mt. rose, but in reno-sparks, thing have dried out and we have had a quick transition, just a 30- minute difference between whiteout conditions and blue skies at the station where we are in reno, and for the rest of the day, still breezy conditions and a few remaining snow showers in the mountains especially, and they'll taper off this afternoon for areas seeing that and it already has happen inside a -- happened in a few spots. back to you. >>thank you, ken. and a large avalanche has buried alpine metros road. >> reporter: ken kept saying the magic word, blue skies but
skies, an avalanche has closed alpine meadows road, and with that, there was three natural avalanches since this morning. the debris has impacted two vehicles, one containing three resort staff members and one, a civilian. there are no injuries and all vehicles have been detoured, and alpine meadows is closed for the day due to the danger and squaw valley is due to the high winds and the avalanche, and with the 100-mile per hour g usts, it broke their anemometer. >> well, all right. thank you for that.
turned deadly. a 77-year-old woman, kathryn strangman, died after running into a tree on the california side of the resort. they tried life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful. the incident is under investigation. and police are investigating a shooting that left 1 person dead at a mobile home park last night. officers responded to the ponderosa trailer park about 7:00 on kietzk elaine. police say it's too early to determine if this is gang related or not, and we will keep you updated as the story develops. two suspects have been arrested in connection to a shooting at the beverly lodge where a 40-year-old man was killed in a drug deal.
18-year-old tristan batten of vallejo and 28-year-old harvest davidson of sacramento, both charged with one count of murder. police say they may not be the suspects drawn in the original composite sketches released earlier. detectives say there are additional suspects considered armed and dangerous and expect more arrests. anyone with information should call lake tahoe secure witness at the number on your screen. carson city authorities have released new photos in a death investigation from a year ago. in march 2015, investigators found the body of a woman in a shallow grave on a walking trail. after an autopsy , it was
hair and stood about 5'7", 5'8". if you have any information, you are can to call detective acosta at the number on the screen. and harry reid is making a comment about the republicans saying that they will confirm the nominee of the president to serve on the supreme court. he said that the issue could hurt or destroy the republican party and they could lose the senate to democrats this november. reid was asked if republican governor brian sandoval stood a chance at being nominated to the nation's highest court. >> i've had a good relationship. he became a judge because of me. we have a good relationship and
keep our conversations closed off. >> and reid discussed about the decision that some say punish rooftop solar customers. right now, governor sandoval is being urged to maintain the clean energy requirements. they want every state to maintain progress towards carbon reducing goals under the clean power act. and with just two days until the south carolina republic primary, gop presidential contenders are making last-ditches to voters with back to back town halls. >> and meantime, there is a final push here. new polling indicates a very tight race. >>reporter: in a state known for making the odds, the numbers ahead of saturday's november caucuses are too close to call. bernie sanders is hoping to
win in the new hampshire primary. >> everything in my political gut tells me that we have the momentum in the state. >> reporter: but hillary clinton said that the smart money is her for a win. >> we'll go out and go to south carolina. >> reporter: a new poll suggests that sanders and clinton in dead heat with 48% of caucusgoers back clinton and the poll results is -- results suggest economy is a big factor in the race and for the polls themselves, they are shifting to the states with more electorates. sanders is getting support from the daughter of eric garner who was killed by police. >> the african-american don't
an innocent better than like sandra bland could get in her dead. >> reporter: but sandra bland's mother herself is supporting hillary clinton. nevada's democratic caucus is this saturday and the republicans are on today. you are invited to participate in both. and classes teaching you how to caucus are taking place for both democrats and republicans. if you want to take part for the republicans, you must already be registered but for democrats, you can register to vote that same day. >> it's an exciting day for the democrats. we registered 30,000 democrats in the state of nevada in one day. >> we invite everyone to see how we do it in the republican party.
you may not be able to participate in the caucus but the fight is just starting. >> the caucus at 11:00 a.m. on saturday. the republicans ask you to show occupy tuesday at 5:00 p.m. for more on where you need to go and the dos and don'ts and the locations, head over to our website, foxreno.com. still ahead, we'll take a look at the judge's decision in a local case. and troops suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder, are they getting the
help they need? we'll take a look at that coming up. it was you a tough morning
bundy in connection with a standoff at his ranch in 2014. he was arrested in oregon where his sons were indutied in the standoff at the oregon wildlife refuge. bundy could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. thousands of active duty troops suffer from post- traumatic stress disorder and depression. a study reviewed 40,000 cases and found that many of the troops with ptsd and depression are not getting the minimum number of therapy sessions of 4 within 8 weeks. officials blame it on a lack of mental health officials. so cal gas company said
aliso canyon facilities. it released infrared video showing the affected area saying that it proved that the like was stopped near porter ranch. residents in the area of more than 2200 homes had to evacuate. a state of emergency was issued by the governor last month. the company said last friday that a relief well had done the job and halted the flow of natural gas. a wild ride this morning for a lot of people and a lot of areas for the first time that i had ever heard of, mccarran. >> all of mccarran loop, all had to be in chains and snow tires. i have not heard of that. >> i haven't either. you can go from wet roads
situation. some folks had nothing on the ground, nothing here at the station, but other folks had it piling up. it was a tough commute so matter where you were. breezy conditions are in place for the day today. remain manage place like yesterday but maybe not as strong on the winds, and a few remaining snow showers, mostly up in the mountains and northeast mef nef. - - n evada. we will continue to improve with the roads in the afternoon and then another weak system through friday night. we're not expecting as much from that one but maybe a few more showers. right now, partly cloudy skies in the truckee meadows at the airport at least in reno. 45 for the temperature and 9 miles per hour winds and gusty on the skycams, and 49% humidity.
and 40s, not really going too much further from right now and we are seeing sunshine in the truckee meadows and a few snow showers in the mountains and continuing to see the chance for a few more snow showers once in a while but the activity is tapering off for western nevada and the sierra. it's still unsettled but we're not looking for more accumulation. but a couple more inches of snow in the mountains as snow continues to fall that way, and heading to the valley, things dry out and we are heading for a drier trend through tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow night, another weak system brushes us off from the north. we'll keep an eye on it, but otherwise, it's a quiet pattern. we have a weather alert, and it's a departing storm system, and we have a few alerts up in
but there was a winter storm warning including at donner summit, and that goes for lake tahoe until 6:00 p.m. there will be waves at 2-4 feet in most spots and the same around pyramid lake. we have out towards the eastern side of the state, a wind advisory in places like elko and white pine county until 1:00 p.m. for breezy conditions and a flood advisory for elko county because of melting snow and additional moisture and the winter weather advisory in the ruby mountains, and still several weather alerts result of our storm system and it's on the way out and we are generally trending a lot drier for the rest of the day today. not a question of a few more
still happening in the sierra, and things are quieter and drier going forward and another weak system, much weaker will come through on friday night and things are quiet into the beginning of next week, and we could reach 60 degrees by monday here in reno. and that's a big swing one way and then swing the pendulum back the other way to warmer temperatures next week. back to you. >> all right. thank you, tim. when we come back, we've seen a lot in town, potholes, buford motor company is taking the wheel on the issue. we'll tell you what we're
weekend back. ford motor company is includes pothole protection in their 2017 vehicles. the shock absorber system stiffens in the ford fusion when it senses a pothole keeping the wheels elevated instead of dropping into a hole
causing the damage. some luxury cars including the lincoln mkz has similar technology. ford said it's the first mid- range car in the price range to have the feature. that's fascinating. more than 1 million walmart workers will get a raise on saturday, $10 up from $9. the change applies to virtually all hourly workers including some supervisors. those affected make up the majority of the company's 1.4 million workers.
it will cost the company $1.5 billion with a "b" this coming year. and taking a look at the forecast for the rest of the day. what a difference a few hours makes. >> no kidding. >> a few hours in half an hour. i was watching the skycams in half an hour. we went from white-out conditionses to blue in reno. i ran outside, brought my phone, and i didn't get back in the building. even forgot my keys but that's how quickly it happened. and central and eastern nevada, too. and now that had pretty much down to blue skies. that's kind of the trend going forward with a couple more snow showers but not as much as this morning. >> have a great day, everybody. thank you for joining us at noon. hope to see you back here
we may be witnessing the final days of afghanistan. let's be clear. it's been populated with warnings for centuries. no one expect today it to become an overnight success. still, there were vast improvements following operation enduring freedom. there was the operation to strike back at al qaeda following the 9/11 attacks. that was largely successful. the taliban was approach out of business. after eight years of american blood, there was progress. government institution sunday infrastructure were being built. the days of the terror group was limited but that has changed. nearly 200,000 servicemen and women were killed. no one wants u.s. troops in harm's way perfect but common sense should prevail.
germany 70 years after the end of world war ii. the announcement in 2009 of a hasty withdraw gave the bad guys a date to circle on the calendar. they took advantage of this and have taken more control of the country than any time in 2001. government institutions have fallen apart, and casualty rates have risen dramatically. cordes: most nurses are tough. they're problem-solvers.
people don't have access to healthcare because they just can't afford it. bernie sanders understands how
pharmaceutical companies and major medical companies are ripping us off. bernie tells the truth, and he's been consistent. he understands that the system is rigged, and he's the only one who can bring real change.
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