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average keeps going up everyday so you're dividing by bigger numbers and the percent goes down." thanks to a lower sun angle, melting is not as likely this time of year than say later on in the winter season when the sun angle is higher. jeff anderson: "currently our snow pack up in the mountains where most of our water supply is located is sitting there and frozen not really melting." it also helps that we've been cold overnight. jeff anderson: "this is just a period of time where we can get outside and enjoy the spring like weather down in the valley and enjoy springtime skiing up in the mountains." going forward, the climate prediction center has nevada being above average in precipitation over the next three months. so eventually the quiet weather will turn unsettled once again. you may have noticed our local creeks and streams have gone down a tad in reno. however, not to worry, that is due to the melting snow in town. it's the snow up in the sierra and the higher elevations that
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live at rock park, angela schilling, channel two news. thanks angela. so is any more moisture on the horizon? chief meteorologist mike alger is in the weather center... mike, the snowy season isn't over yet, is it? very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s
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do you have what it takes to become a police officer? tonight we take you through the intense 20-week northern nevada
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we followed dozens of recruits - hoping to earn their badge. ...car screeching... ...insert action music... ...spraying pepper spray... "alpha! beta!"... ...action music... "come on, punk! come on!"... fires shots... it's intense... "they have a lot of learning to do in a short amount of time." but necessary... to learn what it takes to serve our community. "to help them, protect them." on a mission to wear the badge. this is the northern nevada law enforcement academy. more than 20 weeks ago, still in civilian clothing... this class of recruits - for washoe county, reno and sparks police and the nevada highway patrol - is anxious to get started. "first i'd like to commend you for choosing what i believe to be the most important and difficult profession that anyone could choose to do." most of the first several weeks is in the classroom - studying procedure and law. from traffic stops to domestic abuse. "we can't put them in a domestic
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about domestics first." this 16-hour unit was especially eye opening.
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"the only time we are drawing our weapon is that we're in the need to use deadly force. if we feel threatened. if the public feels threatened." ...shooting guns... and knowing when it's safe to use force - was echoed out here - where recruits spent hours practicing. but their accuracy isn't only tested on the range. ...cars screeching again... they must handle stress behind the wheel, too. which is why they go through this emergency vehicle operators course - learning high-speed maneuvering. "so we're going to match the speed and drift over until we make contact." and, just as practical, is their d-u-i training. with the help of intoxicated volunteers - recruits learn how to properly perform a field sobriety test... and the warning signs of a drunk driver. "the signs and symptoms. there's red, watery eyes, the slow and slurred speech. the odor of intocicants coming from the vehicle." important skills; ...chest compressions... some livesaving, in fact... "it gives these officers a tool
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any given situation." to digest, retain and call on in a moment's notice. "they know how to wear a badge, carry a gun, investigate crimes, etc. but i want to make sure the word service is always at the forefront of their mind." becoming a public servant isn't a job for the weak. going through the academy isn't easy, but being a police officer is even more of a challenge. a life, these recruits, signed up for - with their unwavering commitment to protect and serve. how many graduated? tune in tomorrow night at five. i'll introduce you to a couple of them - for their thoughts on going through the academy - especially during some of the more grueling days - like when they were pepper sprayed! if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... and that's how the primary in new hampshire could impact us here in nevada. the experts say results in new
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results in nevada because nevada has such a different demographic voting. and they say no matter what happens in south carolina...nevada's voice will still be heard loud and clear. lokken:"nevada as a front-loaded caucus state...along with the early primary state has a 4 times greater influence on picking the nominee of each party than if we waited til april or may." nevada's democratic caucus is february 20th... the republican one is the 23rd. for much more on the impact of new hampshire's primaries... stay tuned for the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley- up next at six. in money watch... it can be a big convenience when you're in need of some fast cash...but atm fees are reaching record levels. ky sisson has more on how to save money when you need funds fast. when choosing a bank, many people take into consideration how many atms they have for customers to use for free. and with good reason...
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approaching five dollars per transaction. many cash machines are owned indepentently from banks so using an out of network atm most likely means you're going to be charged twice. steve carrick- "you have to be careful. if you're not at a surcharge free atm you likely will get charged by your bank for using a non-bank atm as well as the atm owner will charge you a fee." the fee posted on the machine sometimes ends up being double what you think you will pay because of certain bank surcharges which vary from 2 or 3 additional dollars. most banks are a part of larger networks that give customers thousands of atms around the country absolutely free. steve carrick with heritage bank says they and others have ways for customers to navigate which cash machines to use. carrick- "a surcharge free atm either on the internet or on an app and you can use those atms at no additional charge." one of the most popular ways
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and, in most cases, without surcharge is getting cash back from a grocery store. edwin maltonato- "sometimes the people want to do fast cash back. so they get something cheaper like a fifty cent item." a cup of coffee and your cash. covering money watch, ky sisson, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. as the baby boomers enter their golden years, there are countless products on the market - promising to help keep the brain sharp - like computer brain games. but do they really make a difference? what experts think in tonight's health watch. arianna: the washoe county school board is taking steps to ensure the public... that their money is being well spent. i'm arianna bennett... i'll tell you what change they just announced... after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, garrett dearborn on
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welcome back... the washoe county school district board of trustees announced it is forming a new oversight committee... for spending on school buildings. as you may know-- the district has been asking for years... for a source of funding to build new schools and ease overcrowding. and this move-- could help them get it. arianna bennett joins us now live from the newsroom with a look at why... ari...? at a public meeting last week for the committee working to raise taxes for school buildings...
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commenters... who said they were fine with paying a small tax increase... but they were uncomfortable with entrusting that money to the school board. they asked for a third party to manage and oversee that money... and the school board listened. angie: "our facilities people have been tremendous in terms of counting every nickel, watching every dollar, but this is just another level, because the community wants even greater transparency and more input, and we hear that." the capital funding protection committee... will be made of city and county leaders, building experts... and people from the community it will be responsible for overseeing the budget and any additional funding for school buildings... and for making recommendations on how to spend it. while the final authority to spend that money still lies with the school board... dr. taylor says it would be an extensive, and public process to go against the recommendations of the committee. angie: "if we don't go with their recommendation, if it isn't approved, if it isn't supported, then we have to do that publicly, and then we have
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didn't go through with it." the board is still working to finalize the details of the new oversight committee. covering school watch live, arianna bennett, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. dallas: "the nevada wolf pack baseball season is just around there corner and there's a new coaching staff this season. i'm dallas colodny and hear from new head coach t.j. bruce coming up in sports. brain games. are they a smart investment to keep your brain sharp? what experts say can boost your brain-power best... in tonight's
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we all know the importance exercise has on our bodies... but what about workouts that target our organs - like our brains? while you can't really grow your brain... experts say there are some ways to help keep it as sharp as possible as you age - in tonight's health watch. should we shell out time and money for games that we are told will make our brain work better? "brain development starts in utero and there is a long period of time in which the brain matures just as the rest of the body matures." and after that it's pretty much a downward slide "after it's fully developed its like the rest of the body nothing works as well ten years down the line." that's where brain games come
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of less forgetfulness, sharper and quicker problem solving-basically better thinking power. "the question that then pops up is to what degree do these cognitive tasks that you've practiced on will generalise and help maintain cognitive skills in a variety of real world tasks." we do know there are some things we can all do to make our brains function better. healthy living and a fair amount of exercise will help keep your brain strong "both social interaction that you have and some of the more broad type of activities in which you engage are related to maintaining a level of function at optimum levels." so if you want to play a few brain games now and then, it's probably not the worst thing you can do- but don't forget to get outside, see people and try something new, because those brain boosters are free. and some food for thought... experts say choosing colorful fruits and vegetables to eat over processed foods can help you stay mentally fit as well. for a list of what those include, go to k-t-v-n dot com
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let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. expect some heavy traffic northbound on 580 at moana to 395 and oddie and on i80 east at about to the nugget. otherwise though there arent any accidents or incidents to there and pelase continue driving safely. 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!" very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s thursday and could reach 68 by friday, topping the old record by a degree. very slight cooling comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions
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couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s thursday and could reach 68 by friday, topping the old record by a degree. very slight cooling comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. kristen and landon thank mike. very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s
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friday, topping the old record by a degree. very slight cooling comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s thursday and could reach 68 by friday, topping the old record by a degree. very slight cooling comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature on friday a possibility. highs will climb into the mid-60s thursday and could reach 68 by
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by a degree. very slight cooling comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. very warm and dry conditions thursday and could reach 68 by stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. kristen and landon thank mike. the wolf pack baseball team is getting ready to start a new season, under a new head coach, we'll check in on the pack next
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" the wolf pack baseball team won 41 games and the mountain west championship in 2015... but.
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change for the pack. former head coach jay johnson took same position at arizona... so enter the wolf pack's new head coach tj bruce who is actually quite familiar with northern nevada baseball. dallas colodny explains. the wolf pack baseball team is less than 2 weeks from their first pitch of 2016... and aside from normal preseason workouts... the guys are adjusting to a new coaching staff featuring head coach tj bruce. "pretty challenging in a lot of aspects, but the players did a really nice job, they really competed. they are trying to learn the system and we are trying to learn them." "he is a great coach he really knows what he is talking about, so that is something to look forward to, he is a smart coach yea he knows exactly what he is doing so i am looking forward to it." "coach bruce has brought a lot of toughness and a lot of defensive success to this program we are looking forward to soaking that up from him." and bruce is no stranger to
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years he was an assistant at ucla under reno native and wolf pack alum john savage. "you know the last 5 years i have been with coach we talked a lot about players and a lot of them in northern nevada and the best thing is he educated me and the first thing i did when we got here was to go out and try and lock down northern nevada." from reed high school to mcqueen when we got here was to go out and try and lock down northern nevada." from reed high school to mcqueen high school there is lots of local talent on this years nevada wolf pack baseball team i spoke with the guys and year and have my friends and family support me. b able to hear them cheer for me in the stands is the best feeling." "i really enjoy it, it's fun. sometimes you take a step back and realize how fortunate you really are to be out here with this area, especially being so close to home." "honestly that was one of my biggest decisions coming here was to have my family so close
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the pack opens the season on february 19th in arizona against the northwestern wildcats... dallas colodny channel 2 sports. and speaking of the pack, both basketball teams in action tonight, the men are at home hosting air force and the ladies are in colorado springs. kristen and landon chat about sports, thank garrett. coming up... we'll have another look at your weather, stay with us.
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mike's final weather very warm and dry conditions with variable cloudiness will continue through the weekend, with a record high temperature comes in over the weekend, but that will only drop the highs into the lower 60s. conditions stay dry into next week, but a couple of storm fronts seem ready to move through the region starting wednesday. that's the news for 5:30. i'm kristen remington. for landon miller, garrett dearborn,
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