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this is the first time he had a number one defense." yun is one of the lucky ones -- just like 194 sports books throughout the silver state. a record 132.5 million dollars were bet on the super bowl in nevada. it was also the biggest day for william hills race and sports books. ben "we took more, as far as handle yesterday, than we ever have, in the history of william hill u.s." the broncos-panthers game shattered the previous record from two years ago -- of 119.4 million dollars bet. ben "early in the week, we had about 85 percent panthers money to about 15 percent bronco money. the broncos money did end up coming in, over the weekend. so, i think at game time, we were about 65-35." the broncos 14-point win was favorable to the sports books -- but they would have won the most money on a one-point panthers win. prop bets were also big. ben "we took $75,000 in handle on the coin flip." knutson says the amount bet shows the magnitude of the super bowl. and fans say having a wager on the game adds even more interest.
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to bet when there's only one focus game to talk about because it's easier talked about, people understand it better, people focus on the stars better, and obviously, there's a lot of nuances that you can find." ben "even for somebody who isn't interested in football on a day-to-day, week- by-week basis, for the super bowl, they're gonna choose a side, come out and have some fun, watch the game." you can already bet on next year's super bowl. the 49ers have 50-1 odds to win the big game -- and the raiders are 30-1. knutson says sports betting slows down after football season is over. the next big events are march madness and the kentucky derby. covering the big story live, paul nelson, channel 2 news. a large ridge of high pressure will settle in over the west coast for the next week, giving
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skies and high temperatures in the low 60s tuesday will give way to a few clouds midweek, but temperatures will stay up in the 60s into the weekend, with lows near the freezing mark. winds will generally light throughout the week. thanks mike. republican state senator greg brower is formally resigning from his northern nevada seat. this announcement comes months after an announcement that he would not be seeking
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assemblywoman heidi gansert, and businessman eugene hoover are running on the republican side. reno attorney devon reese is racing for the democrats. turning to the crime beat... sparks police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a casino early this morning. police responded to reports of the robbery around 4 o-clock this morning - at the alamo casino at 19-50 greg street in sparks. police say one person walked into the store... and showed a large silver revolver... then gave the cashier a backpack and ordered her to fill it with money. the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. sparks police say the suspect is described as a white man... five- foot-eight... wearing black face paint, black clothing and a black baseball cap. reno police are investigating a burglary they say happened at a liquor store early sunday morning. it happened at the total wine on south virginia street-- where officials say two suspects took a large amount of alcohol. take a look at some security
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police describe as two black men, about 6 foot 1 with heavy builds. they also have this photo of the suspect vehicle. it's a newer four- door white ford f-150 pickup truck. total wine is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of these two suspects. if you have any information that can help in either of these investigations, call secret witness at 3-2-2 49-hundred or text your tip to 8-4-7 4-1-1. a man was killed early this morning after being struck by a car while walking on the interstate. nevada highway patrol says they were called out here -- on i 580 northbound just south of bower's mansion -- shortly after one a-m. when they arrived, officers found an adult man lying in the roadway. 18 year old chile bartels of carson city... was pronounced dead on scene. n-h-p says 42 year old james dolan of sparks -- the driver of the red honda civic that struck bartels was on scene when they arrived.
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but on charges unrelated to the crash. officers tell us they found another car in a ditch nearby the incident. there was another vehicle that was involved in a previous crash south of our location. as of right now we are still conducting investigation. it is unknown on the status of the driver of that vehicle right now. sergeant smith tells us they are still investigating whether that second vehicle was related to the crash. still to come on channel 2 news at 6-30, the threat of the zika virus has those in charge of our blood supply on the offensive. we'll tell you how that effects donors here in northern
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the potential of the zika virus has prompted a new restriction on donating blood...worldwide . and that could have an impact on our blood supply here in northern nevada. erin breen takes a look at the connection. ----pump ticking---- blood being cradled--- it was as busy as usual at united blood services in reno this morning... even though they've added one more restriction to their standard battery of questions
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can donate. have you been to the carribbean...south or central america....or mexico where you might have come in contact with the zika virus. mary meeker:"at this point there is not a test specifically for we're just asking poeple to wait to keep it out of our blood supply." and so far that question is working. mary meeker:"at this point we've had a lot of people call in and ask for information prior to coming in. and we've had a few we've had to deferr but not a significant amount. erin:"so there aren't any huge impacts on the local blood far. but they do anticipate that the added restriction could cut our blood supply...nationally by about 2%." in other areas of the country people regularly travel to mexico and the carribbean to escape winter. but northern nevadans seem to head to europe. mary:"we see travelors...but our donors seem to go overseas and to europe and that kind of thing. we don't see nearly the level of travelors to mexico as some of our sister center in central california and texas."
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completely in the clear. they call this an evolving situation. one they'll keep on top of because there's always a need for blood. mary: "o-neg...o pos....platelettes....there 's always a need ..." and healthy donors are always welcome here. covering health watch...erin breen channel 2 news. to give blood you need to contact united blood services... for how to get in contact with them, just head to and click on the blue newslinks button burning man tickets go on sale on wednesday... and this year... burners will be paying more to go to the playa. burning man will most likely have to charge its participants for nevada's live entertainment tax this year. according to the official website... the organization is challenging the decision... but for now-- burners will pay an additional 34 dollars on top of the regular, 390- dollar ticket. and in an effort to pay for increasing costs... burning man is offering what they call "leonardo da vinci art tickets" at 12
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the tickets don't have any additional benefits. but officials say... it's in the spirit of supporting artists... like wealthy patrons used to do in da vinci's time. mike will have a look at your forecast next.... but first, the controversy surrounding rooftop solar in our state continues heating up. we'll bring you the deatils from
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. debate surrounding rooftop solar in our state continued at a public utilities commission hearing this morning. yes, since last year's legislation went into effect
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have been protesting the new rate hikes. today they discussed whether existing solar customers should be grand-fathered in and allowed to keep their original fees. andi guevara was at the hearing this morning and has more. the meeting room was full at the public utilities commission or p.u.c this morning.. many there, solar customers themselves - waiting to hear arguments in favor or against allowing them to be grandfathered in to the agreement, it was backed up by the legislature promoting alternative sources in our state robert bastien "there will be no return on investment if the current standing rates are in effect the upfront cost for installing solar panels on your roof top can be tens of thousands of dollars. recuperating that
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20 years or more. reduced bills and money back for selling un-used energy is how it all balances out. but a recent decision by the puc changed that. it left home owners reeling and has seen several solar companies close up shop in nevada brian "i think it's important that people outside our state our state understand that nevada is interested in renewable energy, otherwise we won't be able to attract people to come to live here and also business to establish themselves here" that bigger picture has not only residents, but business owners- big and small, worried about the future of our state. robert - "basically has eliminated solar in nevada. you know, a lot of companies picked up and left as a result of that. doesn't matter now whatever happens, i don't think you'd ever attract them back" that is yet to be seen, as solar energy in the silver state promises to be an ongoing issue in and out of the courtroom. as for whether or not existing
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grandfathered in to last year's rates, we're told a decision on that is expected this friday. covering the story, andi guevara channel 2 news a large ridge of high pressure will settle in over the west coast for the next week, giving us very warm, though not record setting temperatures. sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 60s tuesday will give way to a few clouds midweek, but temperatures will stay up in the
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weekend, with lows near the freezing mark. winds will generally light throughout the a large ridge of high pressure will settle in over the west coast for the next week, giving us very warm, though not record setting temperatures. sunny skies and high temperatures in
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way to a few clouds midweek, but temperatures will stay up in the 60s into the weekend, with lows near the freezing mark. winds will generally light throughout the
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coming up in sports...
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"now here's sports director garrett dearborn with channel 2 sports." they still haven't lost to a northern nevada team this season, and right now the bishop manogue girls are looking like a juggernaut. dallas colodny caught up with the defending northern champs to find out how this teams doing it.
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basketball team has been steam rolling through their compitition as they eye a second straight division 1 north title. except for their wins over reno and reed they have beaten every other northern nevada team by at least 20 points... but the team underwent a coaching change from craig holt last year to carlnel wiley this year who had already worked with many of the girls at the nevada basketball academy. "absolutely... the holts i had to fill in with big shoes real quick and quick and fast and early. it is team chemistry early. understanding they had to adapt to me changing so i think our whole culture changed." "yea i was super open minded, it was a new system and a totally new type of playing, but it is lot of these girls i have also trained with. it was a very easy this miners team is there depth... from their starters all the way down to what they call the bench squad their really is no drop off... they are able to score no matter what.
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and challenges them in practice. i have some very expieranced and we know they can put anyone in we know they will play hard and work hard and they will do great things, it is awesome." "i think so because we always need someone to come in and give us that extra energy, because we have expectations, and we know what we expect from one another so that holds us to another standard we want to achieve." we are in the final week of the regular season and you can see if the miners stay undefeated in the sierra league this friday night on 2 the hoop... dallas colodny channel 2 sports. thanks garrett. we'll be right back. next, mike will have a final look at your weather. you're watching channel 2 news coverage
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the mom...who dresses two kids, gets to work by 8:00... and always manages to give them a healthy lunch. the newlyweds seeking out wholesome meals and exciting flavors for their new cookware. the guy who finally decided to kick 35 years of bad snacking habits. you inspire us to do everything we do... ...for goodness' sake. with a final check
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a large ridge of high pressure will settle in over the west coast for the next week, giving us very warm, though not record setting temperatures. sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 60s tuesday will give way to a few clouds midweek, but temperatures will stay up in the 60s into the weekend, with lows near the freezing mark. winds will generally light throughout the week.
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>> welcome to whiz kids week. we've invited some of the smartest kids in america to come play our game today. will one of them walk out of here rich beyond their wildest dreams? there's only one way to find out. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause]
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hi, everybody. i'm chris harrison. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play a very special "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] good. really looking forward to this. our first whiz kid is an 11-year-old child prodigy who was reading at 18 months old. he's the winner of the 2015 california state geographic bee. from cupertino, california, please welcome madhavan krishnan. [cheers and applause] how you doing, bud? good to see you, madhavan. [applause] madhavan, welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> i know you're more than just famous for being here today, right? people know who you are. >> yeah. >> why do people know who you are already? >> well, um, at 2 1/2 years old, my dad filmed a video of me saying all 50 u.s. state capitals, and he uploaded the video on youtube, and today it's gotten more than
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