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and two wild horses were hit and killed on highway 50. a message on the importance of staying at the scene if this ever happens to you. thanks for joining us on good morning reno. i'm amanda sanchez. dave lawrence is off today. we begin this morning with breaking news. police say the traffic lights are out at the intersection of plumb and arlington because a mini-van reportedly hit the electrical box. police say they believe the driver of the mini- van may have fallen asleep at the wheel. no word yet on when the traffic lights will be restored. northbound lanes on arlighton from plumb are closed. stay with kolo 8 news now for any updates. let's go to lindsey
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temperatures across northeast california and western nevada will be well above average today before easing down slightly over the weekend. it will be breezy this afternoon and evening, with a chance for showers mainly north of interstate 80 tonight and early saturday. another weak system is possible sunday night, with one person is dead ... and two others injured following an officer involved shooting in silver springs. kolo 8 news now's matt vaughan joins us in studio with the latest on this developing story. this incident spread across two counties and ended with a shootout between law enforcement and one of the suspects. according to lyon mcneil... a deputy was shot in the hand... the threatening.
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according to lyon county sheriff al mcneil... one of those injured was a lyon county deputy... he was shot in the hand... the injury is non life threatening. the sheriff tells us the incident started as a report of a stolen vehicle in sparks around 9:30 last night. a short time later around 10 p.m.... the sheriff says a lyon county deputy spotted the stolen vehicle.. a red chevy cruze.. in the parking lot of the silver springs nugget. as the officer approached the vehicle ... someone in the car shot at him ... at which time the officer returned fire. sheriff mcneil says that suspect was killed. a second person in the vehicle was also shot. mcneil says everyone involved is accounted for and there is currently not threat to public safety. sheriff al mcneil/lyon county sheriff's office " at this point we have all the subjects accounted for...one of the subjects did admit it was just the four of them in the vehicle. the second person who was shot was flown to the hospital. the extent of their injuries is not known. the deputy involved in the shooting was also taken to a hospital for the injury to his hand. two other people ran
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later arrested. the names of the 4 suspects and the deputy involved have not been released. sheriff mcneil was not able to say how many shots were fired or how many weapons were recovered at the scene. the investigation is being handled by the nevada department of investigations. northbound lanes on sun valley boulevard at east 5th avenue were closed for hours after a rollover accident around 1 this morning. deputies from the washoe county sheriff's office say one vehicle was involved in the crash. driving the vehicle had taken to the hospital deputies believe alcohol may be a factor in this crash. and police in the bay area are looking for two suspects who they say were involved in a lake tahoe shooting last month. investigators from the el dorado county are searching for 24-year- old domenic sean-lee
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randolph vaccaro. they believe these two men were involved in the murder of dennis wright on january 30th at the beverly lodge. they're considered armed and dangerous. last week, 18-year-old tristan batten and 20- year-old harvest davidson were arrested-- for their alleged involvement in the murder. a former guard at a southern nevada prison is being accused of smuggling cellphones and drugs to inmates. 41-year-old michael james was arrested last month on suspicion of bribery, and potentially supplying a phone to a prisoner. he's no longer employed as a guard, and his bail is set at 11-thousand dollars. secret witness is offering a 2-thousand dollar reward for information about a home invasion on foster drive near hunter lake drive. police are searching for two men who they say went into a home and attacked an elderly man
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they say the attackers could be driving an older white two-door car... with a black stripe down the driver's side door. they're described as hispanic or light skinned black men. one is six feet tall, with a thin build. the other is described as five foot eight inches tall, with a heavy build and a tattoo on one of his forearms. if you have any information call secret witness at 322-4900. a jury in yearington is deciding the fate of a silver springs man accused of killing his girlfriend's son back in 2010. cody wallace is charged with the death of 2- year-old thomas o'connell the fourth. according to reports wallace was watching the boy while his girlfriend was at work. during that time the boy suffered severe injuries to his head. wallace claims the boy fell and hit his head -- but, prosecutors say that can't be true--- and the boys injuries prove this point. "we don't have to prove that the injuries were accidental. the district attorney's office must
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doubt that they were intentional." butt with "these injuries could not happen from one or two or three falls from a chair. they couldn't be that wide spread. it doesn't make sense you fall once." after the closing stateemnts from the attorney defending wallace, and from the prosecutor, the jury began discussing the evidence provided. no word on how long it will take them to reach a decision. sad news to report this morning.. police say two horses were hit on highway 50 -- east of dayton -- early yesterday morning. the horses were reportedly hit within a few hundred yards of each other. one was killed on impact, the other was injured and had to be euthanized. as for the drivers, police say one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries -- the other reportedly left the scene. n-h-p says if you do hit an animal, you should
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department of agriculture say this stretch of highway has had horse problems for the last two decades. "we have 2000 heads of horses that live out here on these ranges we have issues from 95 to 395, 50 to i-80 so when you're in those areas you need to be cautious." flint wright with the nevada department of agriculture wants to remind drivers to be careful and always be on the look out for wild horses and other animals... especially after dark. for a number to report horses that you believe are a public safety threat go to kolo t-v dot com. we all have seen it....coyotes roaming urban areas looking for food. if you're a pet owner, you don't want to miss this. learn how to live with coyotes and how to predator proof your
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expert...rebecca dmytryk is one of california's leading experts on coyotes and living with them safely. she is holding a workshop sponsored by lone mountain veterinary in carson city this saturday at 1pm at the community center. her reno workshop is today at 3pm at the north valleys library. for more information...call 775- 425-0403. do you have a c-pap machine or use oxygen? what you soon could be paying more for that life saving device. saving wildcreek golfcourse....what the r-s-c-v-a has decided on... to take steps to do that. coming up, lindsey matherly will have your complete forecast. that's next on kolo 8 news now. "you're watching kolo 8 news now good morning reno with dave lawrence, amanda
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with your hour by hour forecast" that's next on kolo 8 news now. "you're watching kolo 8 news now good morning reno with dave lawrence, amanda sanchez and lindsey matherly with your hour by hour forecast"
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back seat as the republican white house candidates battled it out on the debate stage. this as donald trump's rivals try and sell a final message to super tuesday message that donald trump is not the way forward. scott mclean is live from houston with a look at the fiery debate. republican white house candidates battled it out on the debate stage. this as donald trump's rivals try and sell a final message to super tuesday message that donald trump is not the way forward. scott mclean is live from houston with a look at the fiery debate. --reporter pkg-as follows-- this guy's a choke artist and
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donald trump took incoming fire for much of the thursday night debate. marco rubio had been avoiding strong attacks against the republican front runner for months. but on the stage in houston...that all changed. if he hadn't inherited 200 million dollars you know where donald trump would be right now selling watches in manhattan... this was the final debate before almost 600 delegates go up for grabs on super tuesday. trump's other main rival ted cruz also went on the offensive against the billionaire....turning a five man debate into a 3 man argument.... everytime anyone points at donald's actual record what he said on national television donald yells liar - let me tell you someone falsely accusing someone of lying is itself a lie and its something donald does daily. trump meanwhile offering an explanation as to why he hasn't yet released his tax returns - which became a hot issue after mitt romney suggested wednesday the documents could contain a quote "bombshell." i will absolutely give me returns but i'm being audited now for two or three years so i can't do it until the audit is finished. cruz shot back by saying if trump claims he's being audited -- that should add urgency to release the documents. both he and rubio said they would release new
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suggested anchor questions: -- marco rubio and ted cruz went after donald trump directly, what did we we hear last night that we haven't heard before? -marco rubio was hammered in an earlier debate over repeating the same canned answer over and over again-- and last night he scored some points against donald trump -- what happened? -in response to trump's pledge to build a wall at the u.s. border - former mexican president vicente fox went as far as using an expletive to describe his opposition to the proposal. trump in turn responded to fox at the debate.what did he say? a new tax on medical devices has patients, those who care for them, and medical device dealers very unhappy. nevada's department of taxation says devices like c-pap machines, oxygen tanks, even monitors on infants can now be taxed. the amount is equal to a sales tax. and there are estimates it could generate up to a million dollars for the state. /doug bennett/bennett medical services: 00-13 mostly we are just interested in getting the word out about what this about. how this is really, in my opinion an inhumane thing to do to people who are sick injured and dying. bennett says he and 35 other medical devices companies throughout the state are behind a petition to ban the other medical devices companies throughout the state are behind a petition to ban the medical devices tax. he says so far they have half of the signatures they need to end up on the november ballot. if you'd like to know more about the petition,
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temperatures across northeast california and western nevada will be well above average today before easing down slightly over the weekend. it will be breezy this afternoon and evening, with a chance for showers mainly north of interstate 80 tonight and early saturday. another weak system is possible sunday night, with additional fast-moving systems for mid to late next week. minimal change to the short term forecast. a glancing blow from a progressive, modest upper disturbance will bring an increase in wind later today, followed by a quick shot of light rain and higher elevation snow north of interstate 80 tonight. temperatures will
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to well above average through the weekend. winds this afternoon and evening still look fairly modest for northeast california and in the sierra front of far western nevada, generally in the 25-35 mph range with gusts 35-45 mph possible in isolated, wind-prone spots. the strongest winds are expected this evening as the trough axis nears so a lake wind will be hoisted for lake tahoe starting late today and going well into the
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the r-s-c-v-a, is now looking for a new owner for the wildcreek golf course. they say they've been losing 150 to 200- thousand dollars a year, operating the course and its value of an attraction for visitors, has declined. the authority's board weighed its options on wednesday, rejecting the idea--at least for now--of selling the land for development. instead, they decided to try to find a new owner--a decision that pleased wild-creek's loss of property values. lucey: "i'm pleased with the outcome. i think our board did a not only to our staff and how we're going to move forward. and they really heard from citizens today and made sure that was reflected in the direction that we take before us." the convention authority will now approach the county about the possibility of taking the course over. but lucey cautioned--- he's just one vote on the county commission. it's not known how the other commissioners feel about the idea. in the meantime, the convention authority says it'll continue to maintain, and operate
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koh'ls department stores is the latest retailer to announce closures. and volkswagen has a dealdine to fix it's emission issues. here's america's mo good morning. topping "america's money" -- more trouble for a major retailer. >> kohl's is the latest to announce closures. 18 stores now that sales are down 20%. >> the list of stores to be employees will be offered work in other kohl's stores. volkswagen is now facing a march 24th deadline to say emissions fix that is acceptable to u.s. regulators. >> a federal judge saying yesterday that time was running out for the german automaker to affecting about 600,000 diesel vehicles. and this one's for reena. >> oh.
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nevada's department of employment, training and rehabilitation revised their numbers for the state's unemployment rate for 2015. they say the unemployment rate is 6.7- percent. and the new estimate shows the silver state gained more jobs than originally thought. over 40-thousand jobs were added statewide - and in reno and sparks over 7-thousand jobs were added. they say the revision was made because more data became available. a road construction project on the intersecton of pyramid and mccarran is about to get underway. the regional transportation commission says they'll begin consturction in april. they say it took a few years, to finish preparing for the project because r-t-c had to acquire, then demolish properties---
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for the changes and improvements. they say it will take more than a year to complete that phase of the plan. "the project, we expect once we get started out here will be about 20 months in duration. that's not to say that there will be traffic controls the entire time. some time crews will be doing some off road work. " joe harrington with r- t-c say the project will alleviate some of the traffic congestion in that area, but during construction there will be traffic controls. to know more about the traffic controls go to kolo tv dot com. subway is making a major change to its menu. why the sandwich chain claims it's performing better than the competition. plus ... a look at how burning man is having an impact on the local economy. details on just how much people spend at
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and western nevada will be well above average today before easing down slightly over the weekend. it will be breezy this afternoon and evening, with a chance for showers mainly north of interstate 80 tonight and early saturday. another weak system is possible sunday night, with additional fast-moving systems for mid to late next week. minimal change to the short term forecast. a glancing blow from a progressive, modest upper disturbance will bring an increase in wind later today, followed by a quick shot of light rain and higher elevation snow north of interstate 80 tonight. temperatures will remain above
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sandwich chain subway says it is adding antibiotic-free chicken to its menu. the company touted what it said was a victory over it's fast food rivals in being the first to make the change in all stores. the antibiotic-free rotisserie-style chicken sandwich will be available on march first. mcdonald's announced a similar move a year ago, but is still working on implementation. chick-fil-a announced plans for antibiotic- free chicken in 20-14 -- saying it has now reached 23 percent of its goal to eliminate antibiotics, with full conversion expected by 20-19. many fast food companies have committed in recent years to selling "cleaner" ingredients due to years of public health warnings about antibiotics in food. going to burning man can cost burners a pretty penny. on average each person spent about 2-thousand dollars last year. according to the black rock city census, people spent about 6-hundred-
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of which goes to food. about 80-thousand people came for the week-long celebration last year. the black rock census is a survey conducted at, or after burning man, that gathers data on the festival. a horrifying workplace shooting in kansas results in four people dead. and this morning witnesses talking...what co workers say about the alleged gunman. the president's plan to close guantanamo bay for good is getting a lot of resistence. we have a live report from capital hill. you're watching kolo 8 news now. for news while you're on the move, listen to our news partner news-talk 780 koh "you're watching kolo 8 news
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it's friday, february 26th.
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dave lawrence is off today. lindsey matherly joines today. me. temperatures across and western nevada will be well above average

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