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peppermill: 2016 is a pivotal election, one which will determine whether we'll leave a better nation for following generations. rubio: "we still have time to get it right, but we don't have challenge of this election and that's why i'm asking for your vote." cheers, applause" he began the day with a rally in elko. appearance, rubio left for a similar event in douglas county. then it's on to las vegas.### ted cruz is on his way here to reno after being in elko earlier today. he will hold a rally at the boys and girls club of the truckee meadows at seven tonight. kolo 8 news now's catherine van will speak with him about the issues important to people in our area. cruz has rallies planned in fernley, minden and carson city tomorrow. ### one local young republican we spoke with says marco rubio is on his short list. so is ted cruz. matt webber
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engineer here in town. tomorrow will be the first caucus for this 21 year old. he comes from a political family and has done his research. while his support fluctuates between rubio or cruz, he says donald trump is off the table. matt weber/21 year old: he is not being bought out by the lobbiests. but i would say donald trump has some filters he might need to not offend, you know, china, russia. webber's weber's caucus site is north valley's high we will follow him through the process ultimatley sides with tomorrow evening.### to another: this year's list of oscar nominees stacked. oscar, or have been nominated before. but as brandi hitt reports, many eyes are on leonardo dicaprio... and whether the five- time acting nominee will finally take home the gold statue.
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"leo!" ...competing for oscar gold. eddie redmayne, best actor nominee: "it's a such an extraordinary ride." this year's "best actor" nominees include -- brian cranston... matt damon... leonardo dicaprio... michael fassbender... and eddie redmayne... fresh off his win... last year. "i am a lucky, lucky man." damon - starring in "the martian" -- is also an oscar winner... taking home 1998's "best original screenplay"... alongside friend ben affleck. 1998: "all our friends and family... and everyone back in boston watching us tonight!" matt damon, best actor nominee: "18 years later i think it's... yeah... this is great.. and i'm going to smell the roses." this is fassbender's second nomination -- playing the role of "steve jobs." "no. you don't want my name on it..." and "trumbo's" -- bryan cranston -- is up for his first oscar? ever. bryan cranston, best actor nominee: "i'm delirious about it - i'm really happy about it." but this year's favorite is di-caprio... in the brutal drama -- "the revenant." leonardo dicaprio, best actor nominee: "it's us immersed in this world. it's very rewarding." lesley messer, abc news digital entertainment editor: "leo is one of those stars... who seems to be nominated every single year... and shockingly has never won." look -- that's dicaprio in 1994?nominated for "what's eating gilbert grape... then "the aviator"... "blood diamond"... and "the wolf of wall street"... but -- no win. lesley messer, abc news digital entertainment editor: "that's going to end this year. this is his year." in fact -- dicaprio has already won countless awards for "the revenant" -- including a golden globe... and sag award. find out if he takes home his first oscar... sunday. brandi hitt -- abc news -- hollywood.
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hollywood. just a reminder you can watch all things oscar starting with the red carpet pre-show at two in the afternoon this sunday right here on kolo 8. after the show? stay tuned for a special edition of kolo 8 news now. ### beautiful today. for many of us, this is kind of scary... making us wonder if we're heading back into a weather pattern we've seen the past handful of years. chief meteorologist jeff thompson is here with a check of your forecast. jeff...
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weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of weak systems could bring showers saturday and late sunday to the region, but they will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 69. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
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longtime nevada legislator debbie smith passed away this weekend; one year after she started treatment for a malignant brain tumor. a memorial service is planned for this coming weekend at noon at sparks high school. debbie smith was was first elected to the state assembly in 2000 and won a seat in the senate in 2012. politicians from across the state have expressed sadness over her passing. smith is survived by her husband greg and three children. she was 60-years-old. ### another nevada department of corrections inmate has passed away. 69-year old john silva was reportedly found unresponsive in his bed at three lakes valley conservation camp at indian springs, nevada
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he did not respond to life saving measures. silva was serving two- to-ten years for driving under the influence. around a-quarter-to- four saturday morning a 51-year-old inmate died at the regional medical facility at northern nevada correctional center. according to the department of corrections, ronnie hall was committed from clark county in july, 2014. he was serving four- to-ten years for burglary. the carson city sheriff's office coroner is expected to perform an autopsy to determine how he died. ### some lawmakers on capitol hill are upset the obama administration changed the "visa waiver program" which was passed into law in our washington bureau's peter zampa spoke with a texas congressman unhappy about changes that could benefit people who have traveled to iran. congressman will hurd says he thinks the obama administration is making changes to the visa waiver program to please the iranian government.
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program had strict protocol for anyone having traveled to iran, iraq, sudan, or syria or if they held citizenship in one of those countries. they were not eligible for the visa waiver program. however the department of homeland security and state department made exceptions when they implemented the law on january 21, saying that anyone traveling to those countries for humanitarian reasons, journalism, part of a ngo, or for legitimate business purposes, could be part of the visa waiver program. hurd says these changes are a result of the iranian nuclear agreement, and that the lifting of sanctions against iran lead to the relaxing of guidelines in the visa waiver program. rep. will hurd, r-texas: if somebody wanted to change the law, propose a change to that and let's go through the legislative process. but this is law that the president signed. and so we should be enforcing the law, not making things up outcry has spread on capitol hill, many for an explanation for the changes. the us should not be aiding and abetting a country that supports terrorism. reporting in washington, i'm peter zampa. a man accused of gunning down 6 people over the weekend
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his connection with a popular ride sharing app has people all across the country on edge. and, a local small business is teaming up with hollywood to reach a very particular audience. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 4:30 with sarah johns and weather with meteorologist jeff thompson this is kolo 8 news now at
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on friday, the movie released. it stars hugh jackman, christopher walken and "the kingsman's" taron it's expected to be a blockbuster -- dubbed the "feel good movie of and producers of the film reached out to a small business here in
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particular audience makes it to the movie- theater. trailer nats: "you're not going to give up are you?" the story about "eddie the eagle" is one of an underdog, taking on the biggest competition ever. the olympics. "just this random email and she sends a note and says 'hi, i've got a new movie coming out called eddie the eagle starring hugh jackman and taron egerton..." and in an instant, "...i think it'd be fun if we could partner to promote this movie and to promote knitting at the same time." a locally-owned yarn shop is taking on hollywood. don't kid yourself, jimmy beans wool is a small-business on steroids. "facebook ended up doing a case study on our business and how we were using facebook for advertising and had done one million dollars in revenue over a 12 month period." that case study caught the film producer's eye, who also happens to be a knitter. "so as valerie, the producer, and i were trying to figure out how tdo we connect this movie about ski jumping, you know a true story about a british ski jumper, to knitting?" an underlying character in the plot -- a hand-knitted sweater "in the true story the grandmother made the mother a sweater that said 'i'm eddies mum' to really show how proud
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mum." at the film's debut during the sundance film festival last month, zander and her team painted the town... with knitting. "we yarn-bombed the whole area, the whole downtown area in park city... nats: "so we're yarn bombing the clock." "what yarn-bombing is, is you make these big pieces of knitting and we put 'es' on them to represent eddie the eagle." nats: "so, the police showed up." "we wanted to be a little big secretive about it becasue it is graffiti, technically, so we wanted people to wake up in the morning and have eddie the eagle plastered everywhere." the park city campaign, a huge success at sundance. now, hugh jackman and taron egerton are getting in on the knitting fun. they star in a video on jimmy beans website, coaching 'newbie knitters' to the finish line. who wins? well, you'll just have to click on their site to see. no matter what, though, this partnership is an experiment that can be deemed successful. "we believe that small business and big business can work
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audiences... small business can make a difference." # apple still refusing to budge, as the f-b-i pressures them to hack a personal cell phone. how the battle between personal privacy and national security is unfolding. and, investigators still trying to piece togethere the events that led up to shooting spree that left six people dead and one critically injured. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. for news while you're
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news-talkstreet near los angeles. the pilot managed to walk away without any injuries. the plane plowed into several parked cars... ripping off one of the wings. no word just yet as to what forced the pilot to make the unusual landing. thankfully, no one on the ground was hurt either. investigators are at the scene. high pressure will dominate the weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of weak systems could bring showers saturday and late sunday to the region, but they will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the
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tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: partly sunny, with a high near 69. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. high pressure will dominate the weather picture this week. expect mild to warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a
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bring showers saturday and late sunday to the region, but they will likely be weak and track to our north. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the valleys. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. with a low around 36. high near 69. with saturday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 62. ted olson, former solicitor general: there's no limit to waht the government could require apple to do if it succeeds this way. apple continues to fight the f-b-i's request to hack into a locked i- phone owned by syed farook... the shooter in san bernardino, who - along with his wife killed 14 people. victim's families are supporting the government's request. they hope that information on the device might help explain how the gunman chose his targets, and
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the gunman who police say fired on people in three separate locations in kalamazoo, michigan is facing 6 counts of murder. andrew spencer reports. 45-year old jason dalton appearing before a judge monday, two days after going on a shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan. prosecutors are charging dalton with six counts of murder -- two counts of assault with intent to commit murder -- and eight firearm- related counts. police say, dalton opened fire at three locations over the course of nearly seven hours saturday night...picking up uber fares in between shootings. a total of eight people were shot...six killed. derek, uber customer: "i said, 'you're not the shooter, are you?' and he said, 'no.' and i said, 'are you sure?' and he said, 'no, i'm just tired, i've been driving for 7 hours.'" his first stop.. an apartment complex.. where a woman was shot multiple times. she remains in critical condition.
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police say dalton opened fire again at a car dealership ..where he shot and killed a father and son. minutes later, five people were shot in the parking lot of a restaurant. the only survivor there, a 14-year old girl who remains in critical condition. dalton was arrested two hours later. monday, a mass was held in honor of the victims.. condolences came from president obama as he addressed the shooting during a governors conference. president obama: "on saturday, another one of our communities was terrorized by gun violence. we have families that are shattered today." i'm andrew spencer reporting. closing arguments today in the trial of a colorado woman... accused of cutting the unborn baby from the mother. catrina weigel, prosecutor: "the facts are obvious, her intent is obvious. when you look at all of the evidence all the testimony proves beyond a reasonable doubt. that
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purposefull act to get a baby " kate herold, public defender: "it was a hasty impulsive and wreckless act. there never was any intent." lawyers for dynel lane - not denying the attack, but saying she is not guilty because she did not intend for it to happen. the baby died, the mother, michelle wilkins survived. lane could be sentenced to 140 years in prison if she is convicted on all counts. some can't stand snow.... some can't get enough... what category do you think this guy falls under? we could watch this all day! we'll tell
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n, voice-over: last summer, my new dad took me on vacation. [throws up] first, we went deep-sea fishing... i'm so proud of you son! [throws up] then we went on thunder shark. three times!
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announcer: you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. thousands of kids in foster care will take you just as you are. kolo 8 news now at 5. traffic is restricted on highway 50 at cave rock... after this large boulder came tumbling on to the roadway. a look at how crews are removing, and plans to prevent similar problems in the future. plus... younger voters typically lean democrat - but that's not necessarily the case here in northern nevada. a look at why some first time voters are leaning republican as tomorrow's caucus approaches. pure happiness! that's the only way to describe how a panda at the toronto zoo reacted to fresh snow. the toronto zoo posted this adorable video of giant panda da mao last week.
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snow and got excited. you see panda emerge out of his cave and tumble down the snowy hill. he liked it so much...he climbed up half-way and did it again. jeff is back with your ..... forecast. tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 30. calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. tuesday: sunny, with a high near 53. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. tuesday night: mostly clear, with a low around 31. south wind around 5 mph. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. southeast wind around 5 mph. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. thursday: mostly sunny, with a
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thursday nighttonight on kolo 8 news now... the republican caucuses are just 24 hours away; and candidates are out in full force in northern nevada. this afternoon marco
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supporters at the peppermill. a historic day in virginia city, where ben carson was the first candidate to visit in more than a century. and it continues tonight... with ted cruz in reno in the first of four events in our a2ea. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah johns. noah bond has the night off. with momentum from a close second place finish in south carolina, marco rubio made a campaign swing through northern nevada, including a rally here in reno. kolo 8 news now's ed pearce was there. ed, he was picking up endorsements along the way. including two nevada party regulars, senator dean heller and congressman mark amodei, who appeared with him today. the endorsements and tomorrow's nevada republican caucus come at what could be an important time for the florida senator. with jeb bush's withdrawal many in the party's mainstream are moving to support rubio as the best, perhaps the only alternative to donald trump.
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our party doesn't want to vote percent has been divided up among five or six people. now the choices are lower. as those choices narrow we're going to start to pick up more support. and whether it's here or elsewhere we're going to start to win states, especially when it's winner-take-all." rubio didn't mention trump by name during what was a fairly standard stump speech, but he made the argument that he, not trump or ted cruz, was the party's best chance in november. rubio: "i don't care how much you think they're funny or how interesting they may sound, if we nominate someone that 40 to 50 percent of our party can't stand, we are going to lose. we are going to lose to hillary clinton or bernie sanders. we have to nominate someone who will bring us together. and i will bring us together faster than anyone who's running right now." rubio told the crowd president obama had set the country on a downhill track and he said this election was coming at a pivotal moment. rubio: "if we lose this election we will have to explain to our kids why we inherited the greatest country in the world

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