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gotten used to seeing coyotes in their neighborhoods -- but some of those animals have had some recent conflicts with people's pets. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 if you live on the edges of town -- chances are you have either heard or seen coyotes in your neighborhood. good evening, i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington -- thank you for staying with us tonight. while coyote activity tends to increase during the spring and summer -- we've already had multiple reports of the animals attacking dogs, since new years. paul nelson joins us live from the damonte ranch area. paul -- this is just one area that is seeing this type of problem right? that's right, kristen -- you would expect to see coyotes in areas like this, out in the brush. but if you look over here -- there's nothing but houses. and that is where a lot of these run-ins are happening. coyotes live all over nevada -- and that's why it's not surprising to see them in town -- especially on the outskirts. beth "i don't know if they're getting a rabbit or what but we can hear them yipping and
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and it was never as scary as the night, when her small dog, jax, was in the backyard of her damonte ranch home -- when they heard a ruccus. beth "my son ran out there and he actually saw this lanky animal, which appeared to be a coyote, and it sprung over the fence as soon as my son started yelling." jax was battered and bloody -- but luckily he survived. but wildlife officials say this type of conflict between coyotes and pets are not that uncommon. chris "when i'm moving out into the semi-country that the urban interface symbolizes, i'm actually moving into an area where i'm going to have interactions with wildlife." healy says it's best to avoid leaving things like dog food and trash in your yard -- and do your best to make coyotes feel unwelcome. chris "you want to make noise. you want to make them fearful. you want to make them fearful of humans and they should be fearful of humans. you don't want them being comfortable." cabral says they are taking precautions to prevent coyotes from coming back -- including keeping a close eye on jax. beth "we feel we can't go out to let our dog out anymore, by
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going to happen again. especially, since he's so small." coyotes are attracted to some neighborhoods more than others -- usually because of the availability of food like rodents. but attracting them with human sources of food can be avoided. chris "not everybody will have trouble but some people will and it would be a real tragedy for people to lose their pets or even the possibility of a child getting mauled or something like that." some areas are having public workshops regarding coyotes. one of those is being held tonight at the carson city community center from 6-30 to 8 tonight. they'll hold another, this saturday from 1 to 2-30. covering the big story live, paul nelson, channel 2 news. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s
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the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through sunday night. if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5. the growth in the number of it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which
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catch you up on the big story we covered at 5. the growth in the number of nonpartisan voters registered in nevada is outpacing either main political party right now. and while it's still early - where nonpartisan voters have been allowed to vote... like in new hampshire... experts say they're proving to lean towards one frontrunner. eric:"they voted disproportionately in the republican party...and for donald trump...he won that demographic." there's no way to tell if that trend will continue of course, but it's making for an interesting election...so far. for more on this story, stay tuned for channel 2 news at 6:30. today a non-profit that supports people with disabilities in our community hosted a mock polling place to help those who are disabled practice how to vote. voting booths were set up at the boys and girls club to help people familiarize themselves with the voting process and to educate them about their rights while voting. organizers say voting is something that all people want to participate in, especially during a presidential election.
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hsi-warc: "it's an empowering thing that we wish to accomplish and it's really one of the privileges that we have as americans so we want them to have the richness of that experience." to learn more about voting rights for those with disabilities, call the nevada disability advocacy and law center at 888-349- 3843. one of reno's most profitable and luxurious properties got some nationwide notice this week. as john potter reports, forbes travel guide just came out with their worldwide star awards.and a reno casino hotel made the grade. you had to be here before 1972, to remember the golden road motor inn and copper kettle restaurant on south virginia. tolkien: "well it was a 2-story motor lodge. it was a very happening place. my mom used to come here and dance." what's here now makes it easy to forget. the 3,000 square foot
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2009, it was expanded to 10 times that size. if it's the plush life you're after.forbes travel guide just named this a four-star spa, the first in reno to win that ritsy recognition. how did forbes pick their highest heavenly haven? tolkien: "they have inspectors all over the country that travel, and they are completely unknown to us...incognito." the inspector graded them on standards so specific, they looked at eye contact, and how they were greeted. instant demerits for lingo like "cool" or "awesome." tolkien: "it's not, 'hey john, how's it going?" john: "that's not good enough for the incognito inspector?" tolkien: "no!" john: "and this, is how they wake you up in the treatment rooms ...the rain stick. the secret inspection earned the atlantis spa.4 stars. the only thing higher, five-stars. there are 5 of those in las vegas. but this.is reno's one and only four-star spa." polifka: "everything we use, is the creme de la creme." there's the 2 glassed-in
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purify and detoxify with mud and steam. the brine inhalation light therapy room has salt imported from germany. the floors are heated and there are hot stones from the himalayas. it all covers 30,000 feet, but doesn't feel like it, being so intimate and quiet. and while it is what a zen experience should be, it focuses on what you can't do. no loud talking.you're supposed to meditate on being a better, kinder human being, right? maybe. but here, the focus is on fun, and serious indulgence. polifka: "we're just so excited to bring this prestigious award to northern nevada!" covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. if you're like me, you read a lot of labels at the grocery store. so in tonight's health watch... we take the guesswork out of your next shopping trip... and tag along with a registered dietician for some helpful tips.
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will now be able to train in a new program being offered at the university. find out the requirements to apply and how future students can help the health care need in our community....that's next. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike
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with a growing need for more health care providers in our region, the university is creating a new physicians
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students wanting to get their masters in the field will now be able to in nevada, starting next year. amanda ketchledge joins us live in the studio with more. amanda-- starting in the summer of 20-17, 24 students will be enrolled in the physician assistant program to ultimately help the primary care need in our community. brian lauf, director of pa program: "adding qualified health professionals to meet that access need, will only benefit the entire population in nevada. especially the rural and under served areas." brian lauf is the founding director of the new physician assistant program that will start classes at the unr redfield campus in south reno next year. students will get a hands on experience... gloves ....dealing with patients in family medicine, women's health, and general surgery....before becoming a physician assistant like ben hogan at a renown urgent care. ben hogan, physician assistant for renown: "we essentially are physician extenders. so we're trying to help the physicians do more." ben hogan, physician assistant for renown: "we see patients independently. we can diagnose and prescribe treatments,
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blood pressure machine renown health is giving 500 thousand dollars to help kick-start the program in northern nevada. because officials tell us there has been a shortage of physicians and physician assistants in the area. dr. max coppes, renown: "we thing we'll be able to recruit physicians if they know that they're not going to be overwhelmed by all the things that they need to do. because we'll actually have physician assistants in our community, helping them." since most pa's will have health care experience prior to admission, they won't have to complete a residency program after their education. because when they graduation, pa's can immediately begin working in the health care industry. covering health watch, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. take your weight - divide it by 2 - and that's how many ounces of water we should be drinking a day. that's just one tip from a registered dietitian who took us for a healthy grocery shopping
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march is national nutrition month. so next month serves as a perfect opportunity to take on a couple new positive habits to help improve your nutrition. in tonight's health watch, a registered dietitian gives us some pointers for the next time we go grocery shopping. the options are endless here at
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but so are questions you may have while filling your cart. like should we always buy organic? are extra lean meats much better for you? and how much sodium is too much? "so this is obviously a popular aisle because of convenience. convenience is key." registered dietician, elise compston works with saint mary's fitness center. she helps clients with diabetes, hypertension, cancer and weight loss. something as simple as cutting out excess sodium, she says, can have a big impact on your health. "the variety with 50% less sodium has 180 milligrams compared with the original that has 380 milligrams. they both still have sodium, but that's a significant difference." in the meat department, elise reads the labels, too. she says the leaner the meat, the better. take lean turkey breast, for example. "one serving is going to have eight grams of fat and 2.5 grams of saturated fat. compared with extra lean... it has 1.5 grams of fat and a half gram of saturated fat per serving. so that's a really significant difference."
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protein at least 95-percent fat-free. meat should make up a quarter of your dinner plate, with a complex carb the same size... but half your plate should be fresh fruits and vegetables. "every color has a different phytonutrients that's going to be important for fighting off things like free radicals, oxidation of cells - so the more the merrier." but what produce should you buy organic? elise follows the environmental working group's dirty dozen and clean 15 foods - which rates produce based on potential pesticide residue. on the clean 15 list? "the foods that commonly fall into this category are foods where you can take off the peel. bananas, citrus, pineapples." as opposed to fruits with thin skin or leafy greens - which may absorb more chemicals. she encourages buying those organic. but most importantly, eat a variety. "the more colors you can add into your daily diet - the better. i always try to get at
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next month, you can learn even more. elise will host a free "ask the r-d" event on march 19th at saint mary's fitness center. or sign up for a grocery store tour on march 21st at the raley's on robb drive. elise will also host a five-week nutrition bootcamp. the lecture series begins march 29th. for more on these - or the clean 15 and dirty dozen foods, go to ktvn.com. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for some heavy traffic slowdowns getting onto 580 southbound from i80 east and on 395 northbound around north mccarren blvd. and watch out for an accident at el rancho and oddie in sparks. and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" it still doesn't look like
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showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through sunday night. it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s
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the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through sunday night. it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike on friday ahead of a weak cold front which will kick up some brisk winds in the afternoon, but most of the precipitation from the front
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the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into the upper 50s on monday as another weak cold front passes through sunday night. kristen and landon thank mike. tourney time... highlights next
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the big question coming into today was....what will reno's new united soccer league franchise be named...today we found out. "we are officially reno 1868".....applause 1868 was chosen after an online contest saw more than 3-thousand fan entries...its of course when reno was born f-c was added for football club. there's another cool fact about that, is we're the only first and only north american team to
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it's common around the world but not something that's been done in north america team logo, and colors are yet to be announced. reno 1868 is expected to begin play in 2017 colin kaepernick's future with the niners is a bit more murky....just a day after niners gm trent baalke said he "absolutely" expects kap to be with the team in 2016, nfl network is reporting colin's agents have requested a trade. the former pack star lost the starting job to blaine gabbert last season after starting off 2- 6....and he's had surgeries on his left shoulder, right thumb, and left knee since.....his 11.9 million dollar base salary for 2016 becomes guaranteed april 1st. the division one state high school basketball tournament is underway with semifinal action at lawlor events center. 4-northern teams with a shot at making tomorrow night title
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live a lawlor with more. yea garrett its state tourney time here at lawlor... and it is north versus south today... the reno boys and girls team are in action today... along with the bishop manogue girls and the carson senator boys... going on behind me right now is the huskies boys against perninial power bishop gorman... colten crom hits a 3 david kyle with the turnaround gathers the rebound and gets the second. 2. later mcgwire block and on the other end its daranda hinkey
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so we will have highlights from all the games and results later on tonight but for now from lawlor dallas colodny channel 2 sports. the wolf pack men pulled off the regular sweep of utah state 73-68 last night, but they lost leading scorer marqueze coleman. it happened early in the second, coleman spots up and hits a big 3 to tie the game up, but came down awkward and rolled his ankle. he didn't return to the game and was on crutches after...head coach eric musselman told us after the game it's a sprain, and he's unsure if coleman could play sunday
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mike's final weather it still doesn't look like there's much of a chance of any showers as we go through the weekend. temperatures will spike will likely stay to the north of the reno area. temperatures will drop saturday into the low 60s and will fall a bit more into >> pelley: tonight's republican debate takes on new ur >> pelley: tonight's republican debate takes on new urgency.nc it could be the last chance toum
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super tuesday. also tonight, elizabeth palmer takes us inside syria at a turning point in the civil war. >> reporter: there is certainly no cease-fire here at the moment, and there's not going to be any time soon. >> pelley: daylight reveals the destruction done by a night ofor violent storms. and will this idea take off? plans for a wide body aircraftde for wide bodies. >> at the end of the day, it's all about making money.ng captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight, the five republican presidential candidates are holding their final debate before super tuesday, the 12 primaries and caucuses that could be the turning point. for some it is a fight for survival, but for dominant donald trump, he is expected to draw most of the fire tonight,

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