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say the death of someone so young is especially troubling... and the verdict on whether this year's vaccine is more effective than the last. the rule book. we'll tell you about five new laws going into effect friday that every nevadan should < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((paula francis)) > hundreds of thousands of people are pouring in town for the biggest party on the strip all year. we're of course talking about new year's. good evening... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier. recent concerns about terror attacks have agencies all over the country preparing. ((paula francis)) and today we're looking into clark county's multi- agency coordination center to see what they're prepared to handle and how. sharie johnson is live on the strip with this massive effort to respond to any emergency: in about 30 hours, the strip will become one of the busiest streets in the world. and it's taken a tremendous
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is clear for any emergencies that arise. ((tom moss we've just been married 6 months so this is sort of a special time for us; our first new years together )) ((sharie johnson)) tis the celebration of a new day, new year or a new love. but after several recent mass killings... an element of fear... has las vegas strip properties talking to guests about more than ammenities at check-in. ((marcel mapuhi reporter: what did the hotels tell you? marcel: too many rules that i don't remember one of them? reporter: can you remember some of them? marcel: basically safety, look out for things that look suspicious and i guess with all that's going on in the world, that would probably be number one )) ((sharie johnson)) earlier this week, metro detailed the keep you safe. but wednesday, we had a look inside clark county's multi- agency coordination center. it's the pulse of all local, state and government agencies needed in case of a disaster. ((john steinbeck, deputy fire chief & clark couny emergency manager we have the people here from cross to state agencies to
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health district all in one room )) ((sharie johnson)) clark county emergency manager john steinbeck says one thing assures them... they're ready. ((jon steinbeck, deputy fire chief & clark county emergency manager training is constant, we're ready for any manmade event, we're ready for any natural disaster, we're ready for any type of health crisis, anything along those lines )) ((sharie johnson)) once a request comes in from the field, agencies work together to provide support, access federal resources or alert the public. but they need your help to say something... if you see something. a code of life some tourists are already accustomed to. ((nita moss i'm retired law enforcement so i'm used to being extra cautius )) the center also focuses on recovery. so long after an emergency is over... they work to help the valley recover after an emergency. reporting live, sharie johnson, 8newsnow.
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"constant" is their training for a terror- related threat? ((sharie johnson)) the county's office of emergency management says since 9-11 they've trained in some way... for emergencies of that magnitude../// ((dave courvoisier)) > one of the big concerns for new year's eve on the strip is...wind. so what is the forecast looking like for tomorrow night? chief metorologist tedd florendo look. all eyes are on those winds denise. we do know we're expecting winds to kick up through day tomorrow, maybe even starting over earlier in the day. ............................... ................ here's what we know for sure and what to expect in the next 24 to 48 hours. wind becoming breezy between 10 and more 25 later in the day. staying cold in the morning and chilly in the evening with temps down to the 40's, but with wind could feel more like the 30's. also new year's day, colder with
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............................... .................. we're tracking those winds for tomorrow and here's how it looks. as of right now and this is subject to change. winds starting midday and peaking in the afternoon. relaxing more in the evening down to around 10 - 15 by midnight. wind aloft however 300 to 500' may be higher. but winds near the surface should start to relax more later in the evening. paul? we're less than 32 hours away from the new year... and we want to make sure you don't miss a bit of the festivities. ((paula francis)) thursday night, our new year's eve coverage starts at 10- pm. our crews will be on the air until after the fireworks finale... with 8 news now personalities
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las vegas... and up and down the strip. we're asking viewers to use the hashtag #vegas n-y-e to showcase all their pictures and video. you can also go to our website las vegas now dot com for the latest list on road closures. fireworks will be shot from 8 different strip hotels, the stratosphere, venetian, treasure island, caesars, planet hollywood, m- g-m and aria. and during that broadcast... we teamed up with gavish real estate to take care of one lucky person's mortgage payments for a year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > authorities say the woman arrested for the deadly strip crash earlier this month, had marijuana in her system. the toxicology report for lakeisha holloway came in today. one woman was killed and 36 others hurt when holloway drove onto the sidewalk near the paris hotel. the clark county district attorney says the toxicology results will not change the charges filed against holloway. she's due back in court on january 20-th./// ((paula francis)) > today the southern nevada health district
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from the flu... a woman over 50, and a child under five. the health district is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot. 8 news now anchor paul joncich is here with details on the latest flu deaths. ((paul joncich)) when ever a child dies from the gets people's attention. because most flu deaths are elderly adults with weakened immune systems. when a child dies, vaccination rates go up, as the public begins to see just how serious contracting influenza can be. ((trk)) ((graphic)) last flu season, there were 26 flu related deaths in clark county. 318 hospitalization s, and 583 diagnosed cases so far this year, we know of at least four flu related deaths and we have yet hit peak flu season. (nat sot) the recent death of a child under the age of five has the health district sounding the alarm. (( 8:22:40 dr. joseph iser/southern nevada health district: "it's very serious, it's about the same as what we see every year. but these three deaths although
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preventable by getting an immunization.")) the fact that a child has died this early in the season is especially troubling to dr iser. ((8:23:13 dr joseph iser: "the child likely was in good health, the adults are around the age of 50 so in general you would think they are in good health but there's no guarauntee.")) jim cooper and his daughter serenity get vaccinated despite having family members who're afraid to get the shot. ((8:39:50 jim cooper/dad: "the last three years we've gotten em and haven't had any issues...and really no major flu's.")) and he makes sure his daughter has a bottle of anti- bac at school. ((8:40:43 serenity cooper/10 years old: "um i always wash my hands everyday when i go use the restroom and when i go to school after i use the restroom.")) other than getting vaccinated, dr iser says handwashing and keeping your distance from thos who are sick is the best way to keep from getting the flu. it's part of this mom's regular routine. ((8:34:56 haili benson/mom: "we just wash our hands alot make sure we lysol down the house, if she touches stuff out in public make sure she's constanly washing her hands."))/// ((paul joncich)) > walgreens
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call their flu index. ranking the locations with the highest incidence of influenza. and this past week, nevada was the number one state. and las vegas the number one city with the most flu activity in the country. here's hoping you avoid the flu in the new year.///. ((dave courvoisier)) > bill cosby arraigned.. then released on one million dollars bail. ((paula francis)) the rape allegations decade later ((dave courvoisier)) > plus... the laws going into effect on friday that you need to know about before you inadvertedly wind up in trouble./// <
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new laws are set to hit the books here in nevada. earlier this year... lawmakers passed 50 bills that will kick in on january first. politics now anchor patrick walker is here with a look at some of those bills. patrick... ((patrick walker)) dave... it sounds like a big number... but most are changes to laws that don't have much of an impact on us. but there are some new laws that do stick out. in the spirit of the upcoming election season... one has to do with the sample ballots you get in the mail. a-b 94 gives election officials
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electronic sample ballots instead of mailing paper ones. it's a move meant to cut back on printing and paper costs... as well as postage. on the roads... s-b 354 allows pedestrians and motorized wheelchairs to operate in a bike lane or even next to a travel lane if a portion of the sidewalk is missing or obstructed. drivers must move over if safe to do so. and pedestrians must go back onto the sidewalk when it is safe for them to do so. lawmakers put themselves under the microsope. s-b 307 clarifies and prohibits lawmakers and public officials to receive more than 100- dollars' worth of gifts or freebies from a lobbyists in a calendar year. in an effort to crack down on prescription drug abuse... s-b 288 requires anyone who prescribes or dispenses controlled substances to have access to a database that keeps track of those prescriptions. and a-b 162 deals with police body cameras. it says that video captured by the camera is public record which can be requested on a per-incident basis...
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the cameras to record interactions on school campuses during a call. ((patrick walker)) we've posted a link to the full list of fifty new laws taking effect on friday.. on our website las vegas now dot com. go to the don't miss section and click on links we've mentioned. dave and paula... ((paula francis)) > after years of allegations, bill cosby is now charged with rape. ((dave courvoisier)) the case that led to the charges... and what cosby's accuser is saying he did on the night in question. ((paula francis)) > plus.. a deadly winter flood. the areas still in danger in the midwest as the mississippi river swells to record heights.// <
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courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now.")) > ((paula francis)) > legendary comedian bill cosby is now charged with sexual assault. ((dave courvoisier)) this comes after being accused by dozens of women who have come forward in the last few years. cosby appeared in a pennsylvania courtroom today. he did not enter a plea. his bail was set at one million dollars, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for january 14th. pennsylvania district attorney
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established a relationship with andrea constand, a staffer for the temple university women's basketball team. constand says she came to see cosby as a mentor and a friend... until the night in question: ((kevin r. steele, first assistant district attorney): "mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move, respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her.")) ((dave courvoisier)) today's charge stems from information obtained in depositions from a 2005 civil suit filed by constand. that suit was settled confidentially... but the deposition was unsealed in july. in that deposition, cosby admitted acquiring prescription quaaludes to give women he wanted to have sex with. cosby said any sex and drug taking were always consensual. the case was filed just days before the statute of limitations was to run out./// ((paula francis)) > parts of missouri are struggling to deal
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the state is expected to have major river flooding through early next week. officials say the mississippi river is expected to get up to 43 feet tonight. that's three feet above the previous record. some 16 million people are in areas with flood warnings. officials fear the mississippi and other waterways could cause flooding worse than the great flood of 19-93.... when rising water caused $15 billion in damage: ((gov. jay nixon- if we could say anything over over and over, it would be don't drive in the water. of the fatalaties we've had, everyone except one has been people driving in the water. most of them have been at night.// james harris- "it wears you out. this is the last time i want to have to do this. if it does flood, i probably won't move back here." )) ((paula francis)) these floods...the latest beating from a huge storm system that has killed about two dozen people in the past week. experts say the current el nino weather pattern is to blame --
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other parts of the globe as well. ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo >clear skies again today made temps drop to near freezing this morning. same case again expected overnight with some neighborhoods hitting the 30 even before we on at 11 o'clock. wind light right now and we're chilly this afternoon certainly this evening. about a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ............ right now many neighborhoods in the high 40's for our temps with colder temps up in kyle canyon and chill over to the west part of the valley and especially in the northwest neighborhoods.
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............ regional temps also chilly at this hour with coldest temps in the southern great basin and down to laughlin. death valley the mildest spot on as of right now. ............................... .............. keeping our eye on the flooding over the east. flood warnings still in effect from missouri through illinois some rivers like the missisippi haven't even crested yet. more rain moving through the deep south, but right now no big weathe alerts as of yet. ............................... ............. back here at home watching the skies we're going to stay dry all week. we will see what we call a cut-off low to the north and swing east. that will increase winds, but we don't see a big jet overhead so winds won't be big winds like we've seen lately. ............................... .............. we will get strong winds however down the colorado river. lake wind advisories have been issued for tomorrow starting at 7 am through new years day morning.
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to 40 possible. ............................... .............. here's your new years eve forecast. by the way we start our new years coverate at 10 pm. 44 by 7, 41 by 10 o'clock. midnight 36 but may feel colder with winds blowing. winds slightly breezy, hopefully should decrease more around midnight. ............................... ................. so here's the forecast. 33 overnight near freezing. some areas will be in the mid to high 20's by morning however, we'll be below average and that will be the case for tomorrow too. 50 for the high breezy and chilly. plenty of sunshine we're still a couple of degrees below average for this time of year. we've been below average all week. ............................... .................. so here's your 7 day forecast. sunny and staying chilly for new years day. this weekend we gradually warm up, not much but we do. next week more clouds and shower chances on monday but better chances we think on tuesday and wednesday. overnight low however will recover to the 40's by next week ((paula francis)) > democratic
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sanders is stumping in iowa for the next two days. he's stressing his message of creating an economy that helps the middle class: ((bernie sanders (d) presidential candidate) "we have got to develop and create an economy that works for working families and the middle class. not just a small number of very, very wealthy people." )) ((paula francis)) during a stop in muscatine, sanders also discussed doing something about human- caused climate change, making college more affordable and getting big money out of politics. sanders will wrap up his visit to iowa on new year's eve, with a stop in des moines./// ((dave courvoisier)) > on the g-o-p side, former new york governor george pataki is done with his bid for the presidency. pataki made the announcement last night in a web video posted on his social media pages. he was considered a long shot from the beginning and never gained the support needed to make it to the main stage of any debates. he was at less than one-half of one percent of support in last week's c-n- n/o-r-c republican poll.
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walker, bobby jindal and lindsey dropping out of the g-o-p race. there's still a dozen candidates in the race./// ((paula francis)) > ready to take the plunge. ((dave courvoisier)) we'll give you the four reasons why 20-16 may be the perfect time to finally buy a new house. ((paula francis)) > plus... a once in a lifetime experience to experience to ring in the new year. the local company offering the best views to enjo the strip fireworks show./// <
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first choice for news. ((dave courvoisier)) > many americans are thinking of making big purchases this year as the economy continues to rebound. and some are thinking that a house could be on the list for 20-16 since analysts expect rent prices to soar in the new year. mary moloney has four reasons why now may be the time to buy:
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rates are on the way out. interest rates are going up and that's going to make new home loans more expensive. so 2016 could be a great chance to lock in the rate of a lifetime if rates keep rising. number two -- expect home prices to rise more slowly. prices have been soaring the past few years. but real estate tracker zillow says you can expect home price tags to rise just about 3 and a half percent. those improving numbers will push more owners to list their homes -- easing the inventory crunch. meaning there might be more homes available to buy in 2016. bringing us to reason number three -- more new homes on the market next year. builders are focused on starter and midrange houses. and the final and perhaps best reason to buy a home -- soaring rent prices. rents just keep going up. becoming almost unaffordable in some markets. so that means in most places -- buying is a much better bargain. to recap -- 2016 can mean more options and fewer bidding wars
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for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney.> ((paula francis)) > the nevada caucuses are just a little over six weeks away. coming up tonight at six... our politics now team breaks down exactly how big a role nevada plays in the presidential race. > and keeping the crowds safe and healthy on the las vegas strip. the weeks of preparation first responders underwent... to get ready for any type oft& emergency on new year's eve./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a local company is offering people a once in a lifetime opportunity to ring in the new year. ((paula francis)) for a few hundred dollars, you can see the awesome fireworks show from high above the sky in a helicopter near the strip. for the first time ever, sundance helicopters is allowed to fly 12 choppers above the strip for the america's party fireworks show. the view will be unlike any other: ((jay francis- you're going to see, rather than tilting your head up, you're just going to be looking sidways. that's going to be the biggest difference. it's going to be a different perspective just from a photography stand point. to see the fireworks right next to the buildings. ))
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just 72 seats available for this 3o to 45 minute strip tour. the deal includes a limo to the air strip, and a short party, before launching. the chopper view will cost you 499-dollars per person./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// >> axelrod: criminal charges against a man, once known as "america's dad." bill cosby, accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a woman. >> the reaction of the victim--
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