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hillary clinton is also projected to win in virginia. clinton is also projected to win in alabama and tennessee. and on the republican side... donald trump is projected to win in alabama... georgia massachusetts... and tennessee. donald trump is hoping to keep up his momentum with a strong performance today. washington. the polls are now closing in many of the states up for grabs this super tuesday. a confident donald trump is already stumping in the next round of voting states. donald trump/ presidential candidate: "yes we will build that wall!" exit polls show most republican voters want an outsider for president. which means trump is likely to have a good night. but late-deciders are going for marco rubio and ted cruz. virginia voter jim dorgan doesn't like the tone of the gop race. jim dorgan/va, rubio supporter: "it's insane, it's unpresidential. we've got a lot bigger problems to worry about then name calling." craig boswell/cbs news, washington: voters are choosing nearly half
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republican nomination and more than a third needed to clinch on the democratic side . cbs news projects hillary clinton has won georgia and virginia and is expected to do well in several southern states. cbs news projects bernie sanders won his home state of vermont, his second primary victory. emily ruggiano/sanders supporters: "there's a huge strong population that love bernie sanders here." ted cruz is also hoping to win his home state of texas - the biggest prize of the night. craig boswell channel 2 news. no candidate can clinch the nomination tonight. some 35 states still have to vote - inlcuding new york and california. polls in texas will close in less than an hour and the lone star state offers the biggest delegate pool of any of the contests today. 155 republican delegates are up for grabs and polls show frontrunner donald trump doing well but senator ted cruz is expected to win his home state.
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delegates and strategists say a big win for hillary clinton could erase the possibility of a bernie sander's nomination. cal jillson/political science professor, smu: "if she wins and wins substantially, she'll clean up afterwards." in the last 7 super tuesdays, the big winner has gone onto win their party's nomination. historically, the texas primary has been later in the season, but this year it was moved up to super tuesday. and with results from super tuesday states coming in throughout the night c-b-s news will be having a special hour of coverage tonight. from 10 to 11 p-m... c-b-s new will be bringing you up to the minute super tuesday results... and of course we'll have more super tuesday coverage right after that on channel 2 news at 11. and please stay with channel 2 news and "cbs news" for continuing coverage of campaign 2016... all the way through november. "now here's mike alger's first
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it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly sunny, dry and warm ahead of the first weak cold front that moves through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance that first system will be able to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high elevation snow thursday and friday. a series of colder systems move through the region
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looks like the active storm track will stick around at least halfway through the next week. in crime beat... sparks police are looking for a man suspected of holding a woman against her will in his car. police say a woman got into a car with this man on saturday in the parking lot of the western village casino, but then, she told police, she started to feel uncomfortable. when she tried to leave, police say he tried to keep her in the car, which is described as a silver four- door mitsubishi.
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police want to find that suspect. if you can help, call or text secret witness. search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a woman reported missing last month. on saturday carolyn batchelor's body was found near inspiration point... buried in snow... close to where her vehicle was found the week before. investigators are not considering her death suspicious, though they are still looking into how she died. the western states sheriff's association is holding its annual business and training conference at the peppermill casino this week. ryan canaday checked it out earlier today... and joins us now live in the newsroom. ryan, what happens at this event? kristen, when i was down there today i saw an exhibit show where organizations were displaying new products for the law enforcement officials. i also sat in on a training meeting..where the sheriff's were collaborating together to resolve problems affecting them in the west. dave brown- president, western states sheriff's association-"15 western states and sheriff's from all of those being represented here, it's amazing what we can learn from each other, we're all dealing with
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with difficult issues." a few of the issues being discussed at the conference this week are the management of public lands and training of jail operations. they also look at the newest ways to use social media, and look at how law enforcement is perceived to the public. for the next few days..the sheriff's will also meet with organizations like the forest services, b-l-m and discuss the best ways they can work together with the federal agencies. dave brown-president, western states sheriff's association-"when you draw a voice of 200 to 300 member sheriff's together and come to some consensus on an issue, we have some power in that voice with our federal partners." local agencies like the washoe county sheriff's office are also taking part in this conference... the event will come to an end this thursday. covering the story live in the newsroom, ryan canaday channel two news organic farmers across the country-- and here in nevada-- are getting a little boost from the federal government. arianna bennett joins us now live with a look at some new programs... ari?
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by congress in 2014-- has some new funding options that are just taking effect now. and some of those are targeted to organic farming. clint: "congress did this in recognition of the increasing importance of organic farmers in the us. every year organic demand far outweighs organic production." new programs through the usda... offer incentives-- for planting resource- conserving plants... or plants that help mitigate soil erosion... like trees and shrubs. there are also incentives for supporting pollinators... like bees. farmers can also get low-interest loans... help with field mapping... and protection for crop losses. clint: "it's a great encouragement for existing and for new organic farmers." the idea... is to help organic farmers... but also to encourage practices that improve soil and water quality... and help the environment overall. for more information about applying for these programs... just head to the online version of this story... at covering the story live, arianna
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paul: "during the past year, tmwa's had to rely more on groundwater, but now they're trying to recharge the aquifers. i'm paul nelson, i'll show you how, coming up at 5:30." still to come...we'll meet a woman who's gathered a lot of stories over the years and is ready to share them with you. but first... the f-b-i and apple both testified before lawmakers on capitol hill today... what each had to say about their battle over encryption, after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon
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looking around the nation... the fbi and apple faced off today for the first time since federal prosecutors asked a judge to force the tech company to unlock a phone belonging to one of the san bernardino terrorists. fbi director james comey testified first in front of a house committee hearing on encryption. he said the fbi's request is specific to san bernardino shooter syed farook's iphone. james comey/fbi director: "this case in san bernadino anything other than doing a competent investigation." but he acknowledged forcing apple to unlock the phone would set a precedent. apple's top lawyer argued any hacking software it provides the fbi can and will lead to a broad encroachment on privacy and security. bruce sewell/apple attorney: "weakening encryption will only hurt consumers and well-meaning
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apple to protect their personal information." yesterday a judge in new york ruled the f-b-i cannot force apple to unlock an iphone used in a drug case. that ruling could have implications in the san bernardino dispute. looking around the nation... president obama today sat down with key senate republican leaders to discuss the high- stakes vacancy on the supreme court bench. reporter: sir is anyone going to listen: pres. obama: thank you everybody. the president refused to answer questions from reporters during the meeting with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and chair of the senate judiciary committee, senator chuck grassley... along with senate minority leader harry reid and senator patrick leahy of the judiciary committee. president obama has vowed to send a nomination to the senate within the next few weeks. and after spending nearly a year in space... astronaut scott kelly is returning home tonight. kelly... along with russian cosmonaut mikhail kornienko... have spent 340 days in space and
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station tonight...about 10 minutes ago....they will land in kazakhstan later tonight. kelly's closest u.s. contender for the longest time spent in space trails him by 125 days. his visit to the space station was to study the effects of a long-term stay in orbit on the human body. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up next. still to come on channel 2 news... talking to older loved ones about their medications is often overlooked, but the accidental misuse of prescriptions is one of the highest health risks for seniors. details on a program
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welcome back... in health watch... studies show that the majority of seniors take more than four prescriptions medications a day... and the unintentional misuse is among one of the most serious health risks facing seniors. ky sisson tells us about a program that help is helping seniors educate before they medicate. medicines are important for living well. but when a patient uses a lot of medications both
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prescriptions, there is a lot of risk involved. greta- "every medication that you add is incresaing your risk." greta engelbrecht's with the university of nevada's sanford center for aging has seen first hand the tremendous need seniors have to organize and review their medications to mitigate risks such as hospitalization, early admission to nursing facilities, and scary side effects. greta- "a very major side effect is dizziness which causes seniors to fall." what englebrecht and the sanford center for aging is out to do is help educate seniors on how to be safe when it comes to managing their prescriptions. greta- "we provide a comprehensive medication therapy management review which would idetify those at risk factors that they may be experiencing." it's called medication therapy management and their certified geriactric pharmascists go over each drug and write a comprehensive list which can be taken to a physician to review and ensure all the medications can interact together.
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also works directly with seniors in managing their medications and says it is important that family members have conversations with their older loved ones about which medications they are taking and to stay organized with pill planners. susan- "get them arranged so that everyday there is the medications are in a certain slot. it elimantes some of the confusion." covering health watch, ky sisson, channel 2 news. medication therapy management is free at the sanford center for those who are over 60 are taking five or more prescriptions. to get schedule a medication review or to speak with susan neeley, their numbers are there on your screen. 784-1612 for the sanford center and 813-1347 for susan neeley. "channel 2 news continues with chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2
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the american meteorological society!" it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly sunny, dry and warm ahead of the first weak cold front that moves through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance that first system will be able to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high
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friday. a series of colder systems move through the region over the weekend, and it looks like the active storm track will stick around at least halfway through the next week. it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought.
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sunny, dry and warm ahead of the first weak cold front that moves through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance that first system will be able to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high elevation snow thursday and friday. a series of colder systems move through the region over the weekend, and it looks like the active storm
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halfway through the next week. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for
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the spaghetti bowl and on 395 around north mccaren and watch out for an accident on i80 at the downtown exit heading eastbound as well as on pyramid and richards northbound and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. i'm chaison dean and that's your tax season is a little different. but this one...this form, has added an element of confusion to this year. i'll have that, coming up." plus, after eight decades of writing... a local author begins releasing the stories she's held tight for years...and hopes this character will catch on.
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music jennie ross feels it's important to reintroduce the children of today
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so she's doing it through a character called slicker mcquicker. but...that's just the beginning of the work she's written over the years. including...novels...mysteries and music. erin breen joins us from the newsroom with her story....and a look at the stories she's now sharing. jennie ross says she's been reading and writing poetry since she was 9. that was more than seven decades ago. and she's finally ready to share it. jennie ross has seen a lot...done a lot and met a lot of people in her lifetime. --"that's will rogers right there in that plane he crashed.---" --"that's a picture of john and i ...uh..." erin:that's air force one....which president? jennie...ronald reagan..." at 81 ...she holds tight to her memories... and she's been writing down her stories through the years. she says it all began reciting poetry at the age of 9. jennie ross: hey your dog's no good.two of em's fat and they have no witt...and i had to lick
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that poetry led her to writing lyrics for 92 country western songs in austin texas where she grew up. ---country music....------- jenny: the guy i started writing with is the guy willie nelson sent me over to. ha." -----music ---- jennie:"and a bunch of children's songs" ----children's music------ ---we recorded this one in my own studio in austin..ha ha ha." patriotic tributes to her brothers.....and 50 different stories about the adventurs of slicker mcquicker...who she says teaches the kids of today....the values of yesteryear. jennie:"the reason i wrote slicker mcquicker is because it tells kids things they need to when you're swimming take a partner with you...things kids need to know."
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spends a few hours a day here...working on her stories. getting them ready for print. slicker mcquicker is going through some updating before it's released buther other three books are available at buy nevada first and through covering the story erin breen channel 2 news. amanda: see this sign when you travel into nevada? say goodbye to it because in a couple of months, a new design will be up. find out why coming up next. paul: "the truckee river flows are looking pretty good this time of the year, and that's giving tmwa a chance to sae that water and pump it back into the ground. i'm paul nelson, i'll
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coming up after the break." season. are you, like many others, putting off filing because you're waiting for this form? i'm john potter. that
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"this is channel 2 news,
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miller "we're keeping the aquifer in good shape, all the year." once again -- the truckee meadows water authority is utilizing wells. not to get water out of the ground -- but to put it back in. that is story at 5:30 tmwa has about 90 wells around the truckee meadows -- and they're recharging about 20 of them. good evening, i'm landon miller. and i'm kristen remington -- thank you for staying with us tonight. putting water back into the ground is something they have been doing since 1993. and as paul nelson shows us, it's just one more way to prepare for dry years. river flowing the truckee river is one of the areas biggest sources of water. and during the fall and winter months, it's used to rejuvenate another source. miller "we're looking at restoring groundwater flow in the aquifer, putting water back into the system." winter water demand is about 25 percent of what it is during the summer -- and that allows tmwa to pump about 10 million gallons of treated water into the ground
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miller "so we're able to use the excess treatment capacity, produce more treated surface water, spread it throughout the distribution system, and put it back into 20 different sites across town." nelson "during times when tmwa needs to draw water from the aquifer, they come to this well and pump the water through this pipe, but during times like we have right now, when there's less demand and more surface water, they bring the water through this bypass and pump it right back down to the ground." miller "it's invaluable. it's just another asset of our water supply that we can rely upon during times of need." miller says in the last 20 years -- tmwa has never had to pump as much groundwater as it did last year because of the drought. miller "we maximize surface water use when we have it available, but in times of drought, like we had last year, we rely heavily on our groundwater." more than 300 gallons of water is pumped into the ground, every minute. miller "we're right at 310 gallons a minute, right now." the water treatment plant and distribution center is monitored 24 hours a day. these monitors show the maze of water mains throughout reno and sparks -- and these show the status of the wells.


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