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"this is channel 2 news, coverage you can count on" matthew "we're trying to reach that population that is lifting themselves up out of poverty." a run-down apartment complex near the university of nevada has been remodeled -- and now offers affordable housing for low income residents. that is tonight's channel 2 news big story at 5:30 the village at north gives preference to our community's veteran population. good evening, i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington -- thank you for staying with us tonight. the renovated building provides a place for people to live -- who otherwise might not have anywhere to go. paul nelson shows us why northern nevada community housing made it happen. matthew "welcome to village at north" this 25-unit apartment building is officially open for business. only low-income residents, making about 20-thousand dollars or less per year will live here. matthew "to be able to do a project like this and help those most in need in our community is the best honor i can imagine."
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more than 50 years old and was on the verge of being condemned. buying, designing and remodeling the structure cost about 5- million dollars. bram "when you're doing an acquisition rehab, you never know until you start peeling away the layers of onion how bad it is, and this one was pretty rough. so this one was about a total gut that we had to start over with." the building looks like new -- offering one and two bedroom units, and studios. megan "this is one of our studio units, completely redone. they're all going to come fully furnished with what you see here." the first floor is accessible for people with physical disabilities -- and the apartments are built with that in mind. megan "everything is ada compliant height. so anyone in a wheelchair can live extremely comfortably in this unit." ring each room has a doorbell -- and the first floor features a laundry room and community room. that's where residents can relax, watch tv, or play games. clank paul "rent ranges between 300 and 505 per month, depending on the size of the unit, and wifi and utilities are included. all 25 units are spoken for. nine of
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bram "it was kind of just an idea we had but then we found out there was a real need for veteran housing. some of those guys kind of slip through the cracks, a little bit, and we wanted to sort of be there for them." officials say some of the residents at risk of being homeless -- and providing low rent apartments could help them get back on their feet. matthew "we believe in a housing first model, and what that entails is basically making sure somebody has a roof over their head, first, and once you've accomplished that, we believe all the rest falls into place." bram "it gives a level of dignity to our clients that you might not be able to get someplace else." residents can start moving in monday. covering the big story, paul nelson, channel 2 news. "now here's mike alger's first look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" mal while we will see variable amou8nts of cloudiness over the weened, it's unlikely they will produce any rain, at
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weak cold front will drop saturday high temperatures a few degrees, but we should still see daytime highs in the 60s through the weekend. the next chance for showers comes midway through next week. while we will see variable amou8nts of cloudiness over the weened, it's unlikely they will produce any rain, at least down here in the valley. a weak cold front will drop saturday high temperatures a few degrees, but we should still see daytime highs in the 60s through the weekend. the next chance for showers comes midway through
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weather balloons play a key role in forecasting. the national weather service in reno launches them twice a day.. angela schillng got to see this afternoon's launch first hand and joins us now live from the national weather service with more. angela? yea landon, the winds definitely made today's launch a little bit more interesting. where i'm standing now is where they launch the balloons. the trick is to not let go of the balloon too early or it will touch the ground. taking measurements in real time, weather balloons can travel up to one hundred and eighty miles from where they're launched.
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early 20th century. dustin norman: "this data is vital for our forecasters to use." an instrument, called a radiosonde is attached to the bottom of the balloon. it's measuring anything from the wind speed to the temperature and dewpoint. dustin norman: "it transmits data every second back to our office." the data eventually gets put into weather forecasting models. in order to be accurate, you want to have a good clean launch. dustin norman: "a balloon that goes too high means that we filled it with too much gas which means it can be a waste of money. and it can affect the quality of the data." i was excited to see my first ever launch. dustin norman: "at three o'clock i'll let go of it right at point." dustin norman's been launching weather balloons for a while now. after doing it twice a day, you get pretty good at it. dustin norman: "it's something that i've always wanted to do. it's really cool to be a part of the forecast process."
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stay in flight for about one and a half to two hours. and can reach anywhere between 100,000 to 115,000 feet in altitude before they burst. in nevada most of them land in the desert. but it's possible to find the left over parachute and instrument in your backyard one day. dustin norman: "there is a little envelope attached to the radiosonde itself. the instrument and postage is prepaid so if you find one you can just send it to our headquarters and it can be reconditioned." however most them never get returned. it costs about two hundred dollars to launch a balloon. as for the balloon itself it usually never makes it down to the ground. it typically, freezes and shatters before itcan do so. covering the story live, angela schilling, channel two news.
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catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... the number of copper thefts around the area seem to be leveling off. those who deal in metals say part of the reason is that price of copper has dropped to less than half what it was a year and a half ago. and while prices are down....security is up. you can't just walk in with copper anymore. teri hill: "they have to have a vehicle and a valid driver's license. then we take a picture of everything they have and of that vehicle." and businesses that use a lot of metal are increasing security at work sites to deter thefts as well. for more on this story stay tuned for channel 2 news at 6:30. daylight saving time starts two weeks from sunday and a california lawmaker is behind a new push to get rid of it in the golden state. andi guevara reports. emmie eimers isnt the only one who dreads turning the clocks forward, every spring.
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always a wreck for the first couple of weeks of it." eimer's dad calls daylight saving time..outdated. "just get it over with. just stop it." thats exactly what one bay area lawmaker intends to do. assemblymember kansen chu introduced a new bill that would keep california on pacific standard time year round. chu says daylight saving time was put in place over 60 years ago to help farmers and lower energy bills.... he points to recent studies that show energy bills have actually gone up...along with car crashes and crime. susan gerardi is all for it. she says she doesnt feel safe enough to exercise before work. "i usually walk in the morning and it's too dark for me to walk so i have to wait." spring forward, fall back. this mom would love to make the time change a thing of the past. "it would be great for my kids. it really ruins the schedule when we have to change the time so i think it's a great idea." parents and kids may want that extra hour to sleep in but for business owners in tourist areas
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"i think he should leave well enough alone." "the sun going down earlier, that's pretty much saying lets go home." covering the story, andi guevara channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. women in the u-s - infected with the zika virus - are having very different pregnancies. what the c-d-c is noticing... and advising for fathers-to-be... coming up in health watch. but first a new type of exercise that's popular in europe is making its way into the u-s... how aquacycling combines a spin class and swimming laps, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike alger's
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welcome back... biking and swimming are both popular forms forms of exercise, so one fitness studio decided to combine the two. spin class in the pool? really? john potter shows us how it works. nats: outdoor sounds diane morris is a fitness fanatic. morris: "i bike, i run, i walk, i do everything." and now the marathon runner is hitting the pool. but not to swim. nats: "keep paddling!" this...is aqua cycling. morris: "you feel like you're peddling under water, you do. because of the resistance, then you're using your upper body too. the resistance of the water with your upper body, you get a
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water sfx the speciality spin bikes are specifically designed for the water, and the underwater workout has already made a splash in europe. its first studio has already opened in new york... nats: "go go go push!" and it's now slowly creeping into the american exercise market. nats: "keep it up!" fitness trainers like ed hall who are used to spinning on land, are now jumping into the pool. hall: "it's a great workout. it's fun for people who are serious about fitness, or people who are just curious. nats: sfx. "the resistance you get from the water and the hydrostatic pressure of the water pressing back against you as you move through it makes it more challenging" for 67 year old diane, cross- training with aqua cycling shed inches and toned her body. how does she feel? wonderful" covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. the c-d-c is following the pregnancies of american women -
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it hasn't been good for all the moms-to-be. an update. plus, recommendations for men who's wives are expecting... in
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the centers for disease control and prevention are revealing details about zika infections in several pregnant women here in the u-s. as you'll see in tonight's health watch... the mosquito born virus is spreading quickly in latin america and the
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prevelant here in the u-s... the side affects are just as heart breaking. samantha mejia had just found she was pregnant when she traveled to honduras around christmas. weeks later, she had fever and flu like symptoms. she tested positive for zika virus. at 9 weeks she miscarried. they didn't find a heart beat, that was really hard. the virus was found in the placenta but there is no way to know what caused her miscarriage. the cdc says it's confirmed 9 pregnant women with the zika virus in the us. all were infected while travelling to areas where the virus is circulating. of those cases, two women had healthy babies, two had miscarriages and two terminated their pregnancies. one child was born with severe microcephaly, a condition that leaves babies with abnormally small heads. the zika virus has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly in brazil. what we know of the 6 women who
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trimester , 2 had spontaneous miscarriages and at least 2 or 3 had infants who were severely affected by microcephaly. the cdc says doctors are continuing to monitor the two us pregnancies which so far appear to be without complications. earlier this week us health officials said they're investigating more than a dozen reports of sexually transmitted cases. this is more than we anticipated the cdc recommends men who recently traveled to zika-affected areas use condoms or abstain from sex if their partner is pregnant.. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. c-d-c officials are investigating 10 additional cases of pregnant women with zika. that's health watch for tonight, for a closer look go to k-t-v-n dot com and click the health watch icon. 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 in and around the spaghetti bowl and on 580 by the gsr and luckily there are no accidents or incidents to report
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safely. i'm chaison and that's your traffic. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american
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while we will see variable amou8nts of cloudiness over the weened, it's unlikely they will produce any rain, at least down here in the valley. a weak cold front will drop saturday high temperatures a few degrees, but we should still see
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while we will see variable amou8nts of cloudiness over the weened, it's unlikely they will produce any rain, at least down here in the valley. a weak cold front will drop saturday high temperatures a few degrees, but we should still see
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the 60s through the weekend. the next chance for showers comes midway through next week. kristen and landon thank mike.
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the state high school basketball the state high school basketball the division ia, iii, and iv championships have tipped off all over the place including lawlor events center. are having technical difficulties with our live shot
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of action to show you coming up at 630. but as you've probably heard the northern teams were swept out of last nigthis a look at tomorrows division 1 state basketball championships... for the girls... and yes it is an all south affair... liberty versus centennial at 6:10pm for the girls... and then for the boys it will be coronado and bishop gorman at 8:10pm... divisions 1-a... 3... and 4 will tip off their tourney tomorrow and... the wolf pack men will be looking for a second straight win with colorado state...but they may have to do it without their leading scorer. marqueze coleman is still considered day to day after rolling his ankle in this win over utah state on wednesday.
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out as just a bad sprain, no break........and that's a big deal, he's fifth in the conference in scoring, averaging 17- points per game. head coach eric musselman told us while it is a sprain, and he doesn't know when coleman will be ready to go. its an ankle thats been bothering him all year. he's probably mildly sprained it, 3 or 4 times during the course of the season. i mean i, i mean he can't even walk on it. so there's now way he's practicing today or tomorrow. i just want to see him without crutches is the first step. the pack hosts colorado state sunday at 2. at the mountain west indoor track and field championships in albuquerque, nevada saw a gold medal from nevada senior nicole
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nevada is currently in second just behind colorado state after day one. kristen and landon chat about sports, thank garrett. coming up... we'll have another look at your weather, stay with
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mike's final weather while we will see variable amou8nts of cloudiness over the weened, it's unlikely they will produce any rain, at least down here in the valley. a weak cold front will drop saturday high next week. that's the news for 5:30. i'm kristen remington. for >> pelley: the campaign deteriorates. >> donald trump is a con artist. >> pelley: and the front-runner gets an endorsement no one saw coming. also tonight, zika virus is
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in the u.s.il one child has a birth defect. the deadly shootings in kansas. what might have triggered the rampage and the hero cop who stopped him. and steve hartman with the special bond between child and duck. >> i'm his mom.r: >> reporter: you're not really his mom.m. >> yup, i'm his mom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. this may go down as the week the party of lincoln devolved into a crippling civil war of its own. there was nothing grand in the old party's debate last night-- name calling, mocking, attempts at humiliation reached lows that many republicans would say are beneath the dignity of the office that the candidates are seeking. maybe it reflected desperation, as time runs short before next week's super tuesday, which is

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