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tv   Channel 2 Morning News  CBS  February 17, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST

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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" there are new wind warning signs along i-580...how do they work and how can you use them to stay safe? we'll show you what you need to know on your drive reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed an accord yesterday... to make a commitment to promote clean energy. the collaboration comes on the heels of the recent solar debate here in nevada. and a first hand look at what medical students go through during their time at unr. how the university hopes, to keep the school of medicine well- funded. these stories top your news right now at 4:30 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter.
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and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at the forecast with meteorologist jeff martinez. mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra a few afternoon showers with snow levels dropping down to 5,000ft by thursday morning. thanks jeff. turning to crime beat... sparks police have a man in custody who they say fired shots inside a home early yesterday morning. police responded to the 3-thousand block of keogh drive around 2-45 in the morning on a report of shots fired... where two teenage girls
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a fourth woman was able to escape through the backyard. officers surrounded the home and negotiated with the suspect, who eventually surrendered. the women were not hurt. 45-year-old gordon mellinger is charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of discharging a firearm into a structure. and a man has been arrested for murder.. accused of stabbing a man to death in an apartment near midtown. 32 year old michael robbins was arrested for driving a stolen car... officers then received information that he had possibly stabbed a man in an apartment. police went to the apartment in the 100 block of malone lane... where they found a man inside who had been killed. that man, identified as 43 year old patrick drahos. detectives interviewed robbins... and say he admitted to the killing. he was arrested last night and charged with open murder with a deadly weapon. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for
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weather. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see a few afternoon showers with
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thanks jeff. for two decades, the nevada department of transportation has had a warning system in place when winds are too dangerous in washoe valley for drivers. but this year, they've enhanced
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new signs that include flashing lights to warn drivers. there used to be nine of these warning signs... but now there are 34. n-dot hopes this will make it easier for drivers to recognize wind restrictions and plan their drive accordingly. meg ragonese- ndot pio-either delay their travel or they can reroute themselves, we actually have positioned these signs so that they are well in advance of particular exits so if drivers need to take a certain exit prior to going through the valley, they can do that and reroute themselves." n-dot say this system is just another way they are improving safety for everyone traveling between reno and carson city. and governor sandoval joined 16 other governors yesterday... to voice their commitment to renewable energy. the bipartisan group signed an accord, as a promise to promote clean energy and transportation, and a more modern electrical grid.
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topic in nevada, with recent policy changes that pushed some rooftop solar companies out of the state. sandoval briefly addressed that issue on a conference call yesterday. sandoval: "yes, there was a decision recently by our public utilities commission. it wasn't everything i wanted, but i'm confident that it will be a topic that will be discussed throughout the rest of this year and into our legislative session next year." the governor has come out in favor of grandfathering-in existing solar customers...so they wouldn't be affected by the new, higher rates. but the public utilities commission decided against that last week. turning to health watch... a group of community leaders participated in a day long program at the university of nevada's school of medicine yesterday... called project medical education it showed them what it's like to be a medical student at the university. melissa piasecki, executive associate dean, university of nevada school of medicine: "i think what this really gives
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how complex it is to be fully trained in medicine. you need so many skills, you need so much support. it gives them a chance, it gives us a chance to really understand what goes on when you do medical education." the school of medicine says that this program was designed to create a more accurate knowledge for leaders in the community, so they make insightful decisions about funding sources for medical education in the future. so from the admission process to the clinical shadowing experience... to learning patient care with a life-like mannequin, the participants got to learn many of the school experiences a med student goes through. coming up on channel 2 news this
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... pope francis is making his way through mexico today...his next stop juarez... just days after a prison riot that killed 49 inmates. that story...coming up. so many presidential candidates have announced visits to northern nevada and there are more to come! i'm ky sisson, details are next! "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff
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welcome back. in campaign 2016...hillary clinton is trying to maintain her lead in south carolina. yesterday... she and bernie sanders courted minority voters... both promising more help for social programs. democrats hold their primary in south carolina a week from saturday. on the republican side... donald trump took aim at president obama last night... after the commander- in-chief said he doesn't believe trump will be the next president. "you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would've been a one-term president."
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trump still commands a double-digit lead in south carolina. and yesterday, he and marco rubio bashed rival ted cruz again for being dishonest. the texas senator fired back... "if you point to the things that come out of their mouth..they don't respond on substance they just scream liar liar liar." the republican primary in south carolina is this saturday. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made stops in northern nevada before saturday's caucus. and now a wave of republican candidates have scheduled visits before their big day in nevada next tuesday. ky sisson has all the details on where they will be and when to mark your calendars! good morning ky. good morning andi, john! so after the gop primary in south carolina saturday, g-o-p candidates will be flocking to nevada in hopes of clinching a win before super tuesday. first up... storyteller graphic former florida governor jeb bush
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bush will hold a town hall monday, starting at 6 p-m at huffaker elementary school. doors open at 5 p-m. next... senator ted cruz will be in holding events in elko... reno and fernley on monday and douglas county and carson city tuesday. and finally-- and carson city tuesday. and finally-- donald trump is scheduled to make a campaign stop next tuesday... at the nugget casino resort in sparks. doors for that event open at 10 a-m.. with the actual event starting at noon. if you want to register for any of these events.. we've set up links for you. just head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue news links
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john and andi back to you. still to come on channel 2 news this morning... still to come on channel 2 news this morning... meteorologist jeff martinez will have your pinpoint 2 forecast after the break. for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas sun endorses hillary clinton.
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endorses clinton for her fortitude keeping government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. and the league of conservation voters action fund... for her bold plan to attack climate change. or the human rights campaign... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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welcome back. the 1-hundred-40th westminster dog show wrapped up last night at madison square garden in new york.
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the competition this year. the show started with nearly 3- thousand canines from 1-hundred-99 breeds. only seven made it to the finals... and one was crowned top dog. c-j... a 3 year old german short- haired pointer... was named westminster kennel club's best in show. his owner is the first breeder, owner, handler to win in more than 30 years. "he's a serious show dog, when we get in there he's all business. when we go home he's a pet." following his victory... c-j will now embark...on a whirlwind media tour. "channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" mostly cloudy and very windy today with gusts in the 50-60mph range possible, secure everything outdoors! a winter storm will move into the sierra this afternoon and evening with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations through thursday morning, making travel difficult. the valleys will see
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snow levels dropping down to
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thanks jeff. looking around the world now... four u-s f-22 stealth fighter jets flew over south korea
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against north korea. the planes were seen by a photographer before landing at an air base near the capital of seoul. tensions have been high between the two countries since north korea fired that long range rocket earlier this month... in what south korea called a prohibited missle test. the south korean president warned the north will face a collapse, if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb program. and pope francis will celebrate mass before hundreds of thousands in juarez later today, about fifty yards from the border with el paso, texas. the pontiff will become the first pope to visit the u-s... mexican border... which will conlcude his 5-day visit to mexico. pope francis will also visit a prison in the city... just days after a riot in another jail killed 49 inmates. yesterday... the pope addressed 45 thousand young people in morelia... telling them they are the wealth of the future. and urged them to
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looking around the nation now... apple has five days to respond to a first-of-its-kind court ruling. a federal judge ordered apple to help investigators hack into the locked i-phone of one of the shooters behind the december terrorist attack in san bernardino. don champion has more on what the f-b-i wants apple to do... and apple's response. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them. this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security feature in farook's phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent.
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what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying "hey, look, apple you need to help the fbi out." nat computer once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode- without running the risk of data loss. agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and bad guys" in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it.
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coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... an outstanding student loan balance is a reality for thousands of americans...but what if you were arrested for failing to pay...we have the details, after the break.
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and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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a texas man has been arrested...for failing to pay off a student loan. u-s marshals arrested paul
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remaining 15-hundred dollars of a student loan. aker says he paid off two previous loans and didn't know he still owed...and he says no payment notice was sent to his home. after the arrest, he agreed to reimburse the government nearly 13-hundred dollars and set up a payment plan of 200-dollars a month. in houston alone, about 15-hundred people have been issued warrants for failure to pay student loans. the nation's largest airline is suing the company that provides wi-fi for its planes... because it is too slow. american airlines filed a lawsuit against 'gogo.' the airline believes it has a better offer from a competitor... and wants out of its gogo contract. both american and delta have contracts that last through 2018. but american airlines' contract says once it submits official notice that it has a better offer... gogo has a certain amount of time to persuade the airline to stay. gogo says it
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deliver a much better wi-fi experience for flyers... but rollout of it will be slow.
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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" the nevada department of transportation has installed additional wind warning signs along i-580... to help drivers stay safe on the drive between reno and carson city. and a group of governors... including governor sandoval... signed a special agreement yesterday on clean energy....right on the heels of the recent solar debate here in nevada. with the nevada caucuses just presidential hopefuls are turning an eye to the silver state to win over undecided voters. ky sisson is live in the studio to give us a preview of which candidates are making stops in northern nevada. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is wednesday, february 17, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for

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