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to contact them at 334-2188 or to call secret witness at 322-4900. you can also text your tip to 847-411. the name of the victim has not yet been released at this time. covering crime beat live in downtown reno, ryan canaday channel two news sugar bowl ski resort says the body of a ski instructor who went missing last month has been found. 23-year-old carson may's disappeared on january 14th..that prompted a search that lasted days, but had to be called off due to bad weather. his body was found by tahoe nordsic and el dorado county search and rescue this morning roughly a quarter mile out of bounds in an avalance-prone area near the original search site. sugar bowl says their thoughts and prayers are with may's family, and today's discovery helps bring closure to his family and friends. the squaw valley fire department has identified a woman who died
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valley over the weekend. firefighters responded to the ski resort just after 1-30 on saturday afternoon on a report of an injured skier. there they found 62-year-old elizabeth danel of olympic valley unconcious, and she later passed away. while her exact cause of death is still being investigated, firefighters say she appears to have been hurt after hitting a tree. while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on
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ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet on sunday. local workers staged a protest today out at the tesla gigafactory site. arianna bennett joins us now with why they organized a walkout... ari? while tesla coming to northern nevada was considered a huge victory for the state... and for our local economy... not every group was happy with the legislature's provisions for
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russell: "we would have hoped that there was a little better protection for local workers when this went through the legislature. what they ended up getting was 50 percent local workforce on the job. we don't think that's enough. it's not 50 percent nevada's tax money, it's 100 percent nevada's tax money." james says about 300 local workers walked off the tesla build site in protest today. senate bill one from the 2014 special session... requires that tesla hire half of its workers from nevada. but since tesla's tax credits these workers argue... the percentage should be higher. we reached out to tesla for a response... and a spokesperson sent us a statement saying in part quote: "in reality, more than 50% of the workers used by this contractor and more than 75% of the entire gigafactory workforce are nevada residents, demonstrating the project's strong commitment to nevada." end quote. the tesla spokesperson went on to say that-- tesla hires the best vendors and suppliers for the job, based on factors of
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reliability and reputation. russell: "they are bringing some workers from new mexico, and there are local construction workers who are available to fill those jobs. they are just choosing to bring those workers from new mexico because they can pay them less." tesla expects to begin producing batteries at the gigafactory in 2017. covering the story live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. imagine having your birthday once every four years... if you're born on february 29th-- that is exactly the case. if you're born on february 29th-- that is exactly the case. ky sisson tells us about a local "leapling." if you ask carter oliver what his favorite part of his birthday is... no it's not the spiderman theme or even the presents that stand as tall as he is . it's... carter- "february 29." ky- "that's your favorite part? it's the day?" he's a leap year baby-- also called a leapling. carter turns
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his "second" birthday. but don't call him two.. carter- "i'm 4!" that's right. he is one of about two hundred and five thousand americans born on february 29. leap day is once every four years so the probability of having being born on a leap year is small-- chances are about one in fourteen hundred. most leaplings celebrate on february 28th which is what carter and his family did, but his mom, danielle oliver, has a little something extra planned for his special day. danielle- "we will be taking him surprise cupcakes and ballons to school where the other years we wouldn't normally do that." "i think he just heard you." "i hope not!" by the way danielle is pregnant and the thought of havavg two leap day babies... ky- "so the odds of you having two leaplings is none?" danielle- "i will stand on my head tomorrow if that's about to happen!" her next kid... danielle- "he's due april 20th." is a tax day baby. covering the story, ky sisson, channel 2 news. still to come on channel 2 news at 6-30, a community
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looking to our community... a new, partnership will provide fresh produce for low income families. the university of nevada, reno ...and catholic charities of northern nevada have broken ground on six new hoop houses to grow fruits and vegetables year round.
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improved nutrition - on a daily basis - that's what the clients of catholic charities will very soon get to enjoy. fresh greens, lettuces and other produce, picked, prepared and served daily peter; "this is gonna be a huge addition in terms of the quality and the nutritious value of the food that they're getting. the vitamins - coming fresh out of the ground" these new hoop houses are the result of a partnership between unr and catholic charities of northern nevada. they allow for year-round vegetable growth. distributing produce throughout our community is something the university's department of agriculture has a lot of practice doing. ray "a lot of times we'll have a lot of extra produce that we have nowhere to send to and this gives us a really good channel to not waste that produce" peter "this partnership with the university it exciting, because we don't have the expertise to do this, but they do. they really know what they're doing,
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beginning and they're the real experts and know what they can grow and what's the right timeme of year to grown and we'll just be the recipients" catholic charities knows, when struggling with a tight budget or homelessness, pricey fruits and vegetables are first to be eliminated. now hundreds of clients will get that nutrition every day at st vincent's dining room, the pantry...as well as those who receive meals on wheels,. scott "so the seniors in our community will be able to take advantage of the fresh produce that will be coming out of these green houses more specifically, these are called hoop houses, which are less costly to build,require no heating or cooling and, says farm supervisor ray saliga - the structure works with the environment ray "it's easy to move. so, the idea with that is we can provide shade in the summer time for our warm season crops and then plant our cooler season crops through the winter and move the house over the top of that" the new program expects to have their first harvest available this spring. covering the story,
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last week, we told you how the homeless overflow shelter was forced to close because of vadalism. since then, the city of reno has working on leasing a new location. the new building isn't ready yet, so people have been spending the night at the tables inside the warming room at the volunteers of america shelter. sandy isham, development and community relations officer for volunteers of america: "we are literally just trying to make sure people are safe and warm and don't freeze to death, during our winter, cold nights." the city and the v-o-a both say it's crucial to get a new overflow shelter up and running, because it prevents people from being in the cold when the regular shelters fill up. the ideal space would be able to fit 120 beds for the homeless to sleep. the city is hoping to have the new overflow shelter open by the end of this week. today the knitting factory announced it has closed its venue in downtown reno and it will be reopening under a new name. the operators of the rockbar theatre- who ran a concert venue
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san jose- will transition into the knitting factory space. they expect to renovate and re- brand the venue as a concert house, casino and restaurant. the knitting factory wants to thanks music fans throughout the reno area for their support over the past 7 years. mike will have a look at your forecast next.... paul: "this month has been really nice for sunshine and warm weather, but that's not been good our future water supply. i'm paul nelson, coming up after the break, i'll show you how our snowpack numbers fair." the couple... who wants grass-fed beef that doesn't eat too much of their paychecks. the cash-strapped college student who simply wants organic and local produce.
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but still make sure their children eat healthy. you inspire us to do everything we do...
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many seniors take a number of prescription drugs daily... and managing them all can be a challenge. we spoke to health officials about how to protect february was a warm, dry month -- and the lack of precipitation has brought our snowpack levels down from where they were four weeks ago. that's when the snowpack was 25 percent above normal. now it's four percent below .. snow scraping the sierra only got about 30 percent of it's normal precipitation this year -- and experts say the lack of rain and snow is disappointing. february is traditionally one of our wettest months of the year. chad "it's definitely disappointing but it's not abnormal. even in some of the biggest years we've had, we've
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middle with dry spells." despite the dry month -- there is still about 31 inches of water content in the snow. an average winter usually provides 37 inches of water -- so a few march storms could get us back to normal levels. jeff "even after a pretty dry month, we're still sitting at near normal conditions, which is way better than we've had the last four years." experts say an ideal runoff would begin in april -- with sustained snowmelt to keep the water from soaking into the ground. while it may take until the end
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signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first of what could be several storms to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain
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while it may take until the end of the weekend, there are some signs that a more active storm pattern will return to the region. in the short term, the west coast ridge of high pressure will continue to keep us warm and dry, nudging storms too far to the north to give us much chance of getting any water out of them. high temperatures will rise to near 70 degrees tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on thursday. late saturday, the ridge finally breaks down to allow the first
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to move into the region, with valley rain a decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a
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there are two games left in the wolf pack's regular season and next up boise state... i'm dallas colodny and hear from the
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"now here's sports director garrett dearborn with channel 2 sports." sunday's overtime win on colorado state gave the wolf pack men a first round bye to the mountain west tournament and now they're looking to move up. but they may have to finish the regular season without leading marqueze coleman, who's still day to day with that ankle sprain. and next up it's a rematch with boise state in boise where, as
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going to be a battle for the 3-spot in the conference standings.... back on january 13th the wolf pack came lost to boise state 74-67... but since then... the silver and blue has gone 8-3... and as they prepare for wednesdays rematch the guys say they are a much better team then they were a month and half ago. " we are significantly better and that is all due to hardwork from the coaching staff down and it is great and we see the results and that is the best part and that motivates us to work even harder." "since that loss we have grown we are probably at our peak but we are going to keep on going up. they say at the end of the season you want to be playing your best basketball and i feel like we are playing our best basketball right now. " so the game against the broncos will be the final road game of the regular season for the nevada wolf pack and quite literally the guys are taking to
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a bus from here at the lawlor events center and driving 423 miles to the taco bell center in boise idaho. " i guess so we are bussing to boise since we seem to do so well on bus trips so we aren't even going to fly we are just going to get on the bus and roll with it." "having 10-12 hour bus rides, multiple, it gets tiring and you don't want to take that long of a bus ride after a loss so we make sure we win those games." "no matter how we get there we have the same goal if we bus, train or travel. our goal is to go there and win." so the winner of the nevada... boise state game will take control of third place in the mountain west.
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mike is here with a final check of the weather while it may take until the end
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tuesday and wednesday before falling back to the low 60s on decent possibility, but mountain rain and snow almost a sure bet
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>> i may be new here, but this show has a long history of changing people's lives with seven-figure checks. will history repeat itself today? we're about to find out on "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music]
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i'm chris harrison. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? [all cheering] how are ya? all right, let's do it. today's first contestant is a newlywed who has yet to go on his honeymoon. why? he needs some money! let's get him some. from somerville, massachusetts, please welcome matt wellenbach. [cheers and applause] >> hey. >> matt. >> nice to meet you, chris. >> a bride and groom with no honeymoon. we got to fix that, man. >> that's the plan for today, yeah. >> okay, so let's just say money's no object, which hopefully, it won't be here in just a little bit, where would you go? where would you take your bride? >> well, my wife has always really wanted to go to hawaii, so i think if i make some big money today, which hopefully will happen, i think we're gonna book the tickets tomorrow, head to-- >> or just buy a place there. >> yeah, uh, yeah, suggestions? >> million dollars, i mean, come on. all right, well, let me tell you what you're up against. 14 questions with the money values growing from $500
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[cheers and applause] every question you answer correctly moves you one step closer to that top prize. remember, at any time, you can walk away with the money you've earned to that point. if you give me an incorrect answer, you'll walk away with nothing, until you get to those thresholds-- two of 'em. one at $5,000, then again at $50,000. once you get to those points, you're safe with at least that amount of money. also, you have your three lifelines. this beautiful audience is here to help you on at least one question. the 50/50 will take away two incorrect answers, and you have your plus one, which you gotta tell me about. who's with you today? >> my plus one is my dad andy over there. >> hey, andy, how you doing? >> how are you? good, thank you. >> good to see you. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> good to have your dad in your corner. >> yeah. >> all right, you ready to go? >> i'm ready to go. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] all right, matt. it all starts with the first question. $500. here it is. though it might sound like

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