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ky sisson is live in the newsroom to show you the growing business of recycling smart phones... and how you can get top dollar for selling that older model. these stories top your news right now at 4:30 a-m. today is monday, february 22, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. 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. after a cool morning, we will see a beautiful afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in thanks jeff. nevada state democrats announced yesterday that nevada senator debbie smith passed away after a long fight with brain cancer. she was 60 years old. debbie smith was a lifelong advocate for nevada's public
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president of the nevada p-t-a, and as a member of the national p-t-a board. she was elected to the nevada assembly in 2000, and the nevada senate in 2012. people who knew her said she will be greatly missed. "she'll be missed in the fight for education dollars and capital construction. with the school board capital bond issue coming up, her voice will be missed." "she taught me a lot. how to be a better legislator, and ultimately, i think she set an incredible model for how to serve constituents. she was an amazing public servant." governor brian sandoval released a statement yesterday. -saying- "today we remember her legacy as a true nevadan with a fierce devotion to her constituents and state, particularly to public education and the children of nevada." governor sandoval ordered all flags on state buildings to
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day of her funeral. we have some new informatin on that deadly crash saturday that killed a man. the crash happened on robb drive, between sharlands and mae anne, just after 6-30 p-m. two cars were drag racing, or in a road rage incident, when the driver of one car, 31-year-old shilo auble, got out to chase the other. he was then hit by an unrelated third car, then taken to the hospital... where he died. . police say alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor. they are still looking for the other car involved. if you know anything, call secret witness at 3-2-2-49-hundred. let's check in with meteorologist jeff martinez for a first look at the weather. good morning, jeff! after a cool morning, we will see a beautiful afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in
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winds. we warm things up by midweek with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 by friday. have a
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thanks jeff. turning to campaign 2016... just ahead of tomorrow's republican caucus here in nevada... presidential hopefuls are making their way to the silver state. doctor ben carson held a rally at the atlantis resort yesterday. currently... the retired neurosurgeon is polling last here in nevada. carson will now hold a town hall meeting a the piper's opera house in virginia city this morning, starting at 9:30 a-m... doors open at 7-30. and florida senator marco rubio will hold three rallies in northern nevada today. he will be in elko at 9-30 a-m... at the peppermill in reno just after noon... and at minden park at 3-30 p-m. and senator ted cruz is planning at least 8 campaign events in nevada before the caucus. after a rally in las vegas...cruz will hold an afternoon rally in elko today...
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he will be in fernley, minden, and carson city tomorrow before heading back to las vegas. and the g-o-p frontrunner will be in sparks tomorrow. donald trump will host a rally at the nugget rose ballroom, starting at noon. doors open at 10 a-m. to r-s-v-p for any of these events, head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the blue "news links" button. and with the g-o-p caucus here on tomorrow, and super tuesday a week later, be sure to stay with channel two news on air, online, and on facebook and twitter for continuing coverage of campaign 20-16. you upgrade your cell phones when you get a new model...but that doesn't mean your old device is worthless. ky sisson is live in the newsroom with more on how cell phone recycling is big business and how you can get top dollar for your smart phone. good morning ky. good morning andi and john!
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industry is huge bringing in 742 million dollars in revenue last year. big players such such as gazelle and usell.com dominate the market, but there are smaller companies that are trying to get a bite in on the action including a local startup. matthew- "we saw that it was difficult to sell an iphone or ipad online and we saw that the cash rewards for it weren't that high and we kind of set out to fix it." matthew starrett and eduardo morales are the founders of sell your used iphones dot com. their company pays people based on market value and condition of their phone. once they clear all data and refurbish the device, they sell it on their ebay store. what they and many other companies struggle with is trust, considering people mail them their iphone that is most likely worth hundreds of dollars, but certified apple technichan and ceo eduardo morales says when choosing what company to use, reviews mean everything.
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of the big companies, if you ever look on reviews on them there is a lot of trust issues. there are some companies that people send in devices that are worth $200 and they get a check in the mail for $15". here are some examples of what gazelle and usell do. ky add libs when is the best time to sell your iphone? they say sooner rather than later. when a new model is announced prices drop dramatically.
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coming up on channel 2 news this morning... the democratic caucus had a big turn-out saturday...and a coming up on channel 2 news this morning... the democratic caucus had a big turn-out saturday...and a majority were team hillary. now republican voters are preparing for their caucus tomorrow. "you're watching channel 2 news this morning with john potter, andi guevara and meteorologist jeff
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a michigan man will be arraigned today after that seven-hour shooting spree saturday night that left six people dead and two injured. authorities are working to piece together the timeline of the alleged killer... a 45-year-old uber driver... who reportedly picked up passengers in between the shootings. don champion has the latest - have a look.
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multiple murder and weapons charges connected to a deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo. officials say the 45-year-old uber driver targeted his victims at random. mark dunton gets chills thinking about his encounter with the accused killer: "it's crazy to think that someone could have gone out and just done all these horrible things and came to work straight-faced -- like he's just coming to work dunton and his friends heard about the killing spree and got nervous when dalton picked them up in a car that matched the one police were looking for.. my buddy scott actually said something to him said hey this isn't the hhr, you're not the guy are you? and he said no 53-year-old richard smith and his 17-year- old son tyler were killed car shopping at this dealership. barbara hawthorne was among those killed at this cracker barrel. when a tragedy like this strikes you never expect it to be this close at home the first victim in the shooting spree was a woman who was shot multiple times at an apartment complex. she is expected to survive. the sheriff says her quick
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12-year-old joi coleman: he shot her once, and she was still running, and then he shot her again, and she fell. and she was asking joi help me joi help me. dalton, a married father of two, had no prior criminal history. don champion cbs news. uber's chief security officer released a statement saying - quote - "we are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in kalamazoo, michigan. our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries." - end quote. still to come on channel 2 news this morning...
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welcome back. the death toll from a ferocious cyclone that tore through the island of fiji over the weekend has risen to 18. authorities today are beginning to get a grasp on the scale of the disaster and have started to deploy aid to hard-hit outer islands. fiji's prime minister is now calling for fijians to follow instructions from the government and avoid dangerous situations. winds from cyclone winston reached one-hundred 77 miles per hour... the equivalent of a category-five hurricane. the storm brought heavy flooding... flattening trees and knocking out power. it was the strongest storm in the southern hemisphere, since record-keeping began. "channel 2 news continues with meteorologist jeff martinez's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american
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after a cool morning, we will see a beautiful afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 50s with light winds. we warm things up by midweek with highs in the upper
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thanks jeff. looking around the world now... unrest in india has left millions in the country's capital with little to no water. this comes after demonstrators shut down a water supply system in new delhi. members of a rural caste are demanding more education opportunities and access to government jobs. india's troops have been called in with orders to shoot on site. at least 10 people have been killed in the protests. and a series of blasts in syria killed nearly 130 people and wounded more than 170 others
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in the syrian capital of damascus... several blasts during the afternoon rush hour killed 62 people. isis claimed responsibility for that attack, and another in the city of homs that killed 46 others. the blasts came as u-s secretary of state john kerry announced that a provisional agreement has been reached for a cease-fire... that could begin in the next few days. kerry had acknowledged that it is not finalized and all parties might not automatically comply. closer to home... it was a good weekend for the front-runners in the race for the white house. after donald trump's big win in saturday's south carolina primary, senators ted cruz and marco rubio are fighting for second place... as the republicans turn their attention to the nevada caucuses. hillary clinton has gained momentum after a solid victory in saturday's democrat caucuses here. bernie sanders is hoping to bounce back with wins in oklahoma, colorado, minnesota
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but first, he and clinton have to get through their primary this coming saturday in south carolina. more than half the votes needed to win the democratic nomination will be determined in the 28 states that hold primaries and caucuses on super tuesday. and the u-s supreme court is back in session today... for the first time since the sudden death of justice antonin scalia. oral arguments get underway at about 7 this morning. chief justice john roberts is expected to mention scalia's passing from the bench. justice scalia died last week while visiting a remote texas ranch. he was 79 years old. a funeral service was held over the weekend. president obama did not attend, which was heavily
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coming up next on channel 2 news this morning... nasa is hiring 14 people for it's candiate training program and applications prove that thousands think they have what it takes to fly into space...details, after the
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a lot of people hoping they have what it takes to soar into space. nasa has received a record 18- thousand-300 applications for its astronaut candidate training program. that's nearly three times the number they got in 2012 -- the most recent class. before that, the previous record was set in 19-78, when nasa got eight-thousand applications. of the thousands who apply, only between eight and 14 people will be chosen. since 19-59, there have only been 338 astronauts. a big shakeup in the executive offices at sea world. the amusement park announced the departures of the company's
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their chief zoological officer and their san antonio park director. it's all part of a continuing effort to improve the profitability of the theme parks. seaworld announced it would end its killer-whale shows last fall following public scrutiny and regulatory pressure. the water in crystal city, texas is no longer crystal clear. in fact, it's the exact opposite. dark-colored water has been flowing from city taps over the past few days. some say the water looks more like black sludge or oil. the city says the color is coming from sediment that leaking into distribution lines during a recent cleaning of the water tower. apparently the tower had not been cleaned in decades. residents are being told to boil the water before drinking or using it. no word on when it returns to normal. mumbai, india is a city on the move. home to factories. industry. 21 million people.
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it generates 10-thousand metric tonnes of waste a day. and there's no real way to get rid of it. much of it ends up at the deonar dumping ground on the edge of the city. from ground level . it's as high as a ten story building. the head of the local city council says they have ramped up a city- wide cleanliness campign and started diverting some of the waste to another area, but the ultimate goal is to cover the dump, remove it, or bio-mine it. coming up on channel 2 news this
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and a reno man is dead after a bizarre crash, and reno police are still unsure what lead to his death. we'll have the latest
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coverage you can count on" yesterday, nevada senator debbie smith lost a long battle with cancer. community leaders came forward to honor the lawmaker and her commitment to public education. ahead of the republican caucus tomorrow... g-o-p candidates are making their way to town to win over undecided voters... in a series of rallies from elko to minden. and getting a new phone doesn't mean your old one is worthless. ky sisson is live in the newsroom to tell us about the growing business of recycling smart phones... and how you can get top dollar for selling that older model. these stories top your news right now at 5:00 a-m. today is monday, february 22, 20-16. good morning, i'm john potter. and i'm andi guevara. thanks for starting your day with channel 2 news this morning. let's start with a quick look at
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after a cool morning, we will see a beautiful afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 50s with light winds. we warm things up by midweek with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 by friday. have a great day! nevada senator debbie smith passed away after a long fight with brain cancer. she was 60 years old. she was a lifelong advocate for public education... serving as president of the nevada p-t-a, and as member of the national p-t-a board. she was elected to the nevada assembly in 2000, and the nevada senate in 2012. people who knew her say she'll be greatly missed. "she'll be missed in the fight for education dollars and capital construction. with the school board capital bond issue coming up, her voice will be missed." "she taught me a lot. how to be a better legislator, and

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