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first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((paula francis)) > today more than one thousand people took a stand today... urging the p-u-c to reverse it's decision on residential solar. thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. supporters packed this mornings meeting, and brought along some hollywood star power. 8 news now anchor paul joncich was there for a rousing speech by actor mark ruffalo. ((paul joncich)) he may be best known for his role as the hulk on the avengers. but actor mark ruffalo is also a clean energy activist. and today he was a strong voice for nevadas solar industry. ((trk)) ((9:28:20 mark ruffalo/actor activist: "they're not taking our jobs today...they're not taking food out of our children's mouth today.")) ((paul joncich)) supporters of nevada's solar industry, including hundreds of laid off solar installers wanted to send a message to the p-u-c.
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(( magaphone bite code? ruffalo: "this is an energy revolution and it's happening all over the country.")) ((paul joncich)) they want the p-u-c to reverse its decison to increase costs for residential solar panel users. that move angered thousands of customers who'd invested in solar, and prompted layoffs in what was a growing industry. and the accusations are mounting. ((9:43:13 paul joncich: "is your group suggesting puc members are in the pocket of nv energy?" bryan miller/alliance for solar choice: "it has been very clear what has gone on. the governors two top energy advisors are nv energy lobbyists. that's a fact that has never been denied.")) e ((paul joncich)) in the hearing, ruffalo addressed puc commisioners. only one of which was actually in the room, the other two appeared via video from carson city. ((10:00:11 ruffalo:" it's a shame that you are on that screen and not in the building. because outside you should really feel the energy here, there's a thousand people out
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"you have a lot of angry people out there because they see what's happening. they know it's a game, it's a rigged game and you're not working for the public, you're working for the utility."))/// ((dave courvoisier)) > a lot of media... many of the posts are angry over the decision to increase the rate... you can take part in the conversation... just go to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the clouds are sticking around are sticking around throughout the valley tonight... as is the drop in temperatures. chief meteorologist tedd
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else to expect. < tedd florendo >this is nothing compared to what they're going through out there. chilly again this morning near freezing for many neighborhoods. take a look at our weather headlines for the week. ............................... ............. storms this time stay to the north and away from the desert southwest. we'll show you where they are headed and what our impacts will be. we another cold start to our day tomorrow with temps again near freezing for some. ............................... ............. we are warming to the 60's for our high though and it's going to happen this week. we'll pinpoint what day that's going to happen. and could we see some weekend clouds and showers? ............................... .............. right now we're looking at the low 50's by afternoon with these clouds overnight. milder over to san francisco. and especially down in phoenix
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............................... ................. hour by horu forecast shows another chilly night with clouds. 40's mostly this evening but we'll be clearing. we'll pinpoing how cold it will get neighborhood by neighborhood coming up. we are learning new details in the arrest of a metro police officer... officer james burt is accused of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping. according to the police report... burt attacked his live in girlfriend monday evening. the report details a fight that had to do with her work sitaution... which escalated, and when the woman tried to leave and get her car out of the garage... she says burt broke the garage door opener, took her keys and yanked her out of the car and back into the house. she says he threw her on a couch and covered her mouth and nose, and she feared she might die. when she tried to leave again, she says he again attacked her and held her off the ground with his arm around her neck. the report also reveals a 20-11 arrest for domestic violence with similarities to monday's incident. burt has been with metro since 2005./// ((paula francis)) > the motorcyclist killed after crashing into an s-u-v last night... has been identified.
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office identified him as 25-year-old adam shields of henderson. police say he rear-ended an s-u-v on lake mead parkway near industrial park. police do not think drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash... but speed could be. this is the first deadly crash year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > governor sandoval today kicked off the countdown to the final presidential debate... which will be held at u-n-l-v in october. that's just 3 weeks before the general election in november. ((paula francis)) but planning has been underway for months... and the university is helping get the community pumped up. patrick walker is live outside the thomas and mack center which is the home of the final debate. patrick? ((patrick walker)) you could say we're getting pretty good at this. we've already had two presidential primary elections... which have gone well. debate organizers say for las vegas... the third time will also be a charm.
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len jessup: "now it's a political convention!" (balloons fall) (confetti cannon shoots))) ((patrick walker)) in true las vegas fashion... ((band playing "viva las vegas" )) ((patrick walker)) u-n-l-v and the las vegas convention and lawmakers and guests... to celebrate the university's selection to host the final debate before the presidential ((gov. brian sandoval/(r) nevada: "nevadans represent the essence american." debate, but we've had 3 here when this is all said and done, what does that mean, it's almost unprecedented to have 3 in the cycle here in las vegas?" gov. brian sandoval: "i think it's a recognition that as nevada goes, so does the rest of the country." )) ((patrick walker)) all eyes will be on las vegas... with up to 100- million people expected to watch the debate. that's more than double how many watched the first two las vegas debates... combined. ((frank fahrenkopf/co- chair, commission on presidential debates: "if it's a close race, it's going to be really a magnificent thing, this town will be on fire and we'll see what happens." )) ((patrick walker)) u-n-l-v president len jessup says step... givint iversityternational exporaities to become a top-tieruniversity. ((len jessup/unlv president:
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hit a home run." patrick walker: "did you think you had a shot when you first put this on paper against all the other universities that would love to host an event like this?" len jessup: "it's so competitive, to be honest, we didn't think we had a shot." )) ((patrick waer)) so whyd u-n- l-v land what some call the biggest debate in recent memory? the short answer from the co-chairman of the committee for presidential debates: las vegas is built to host something of this magnitude. ((frank fahrenkopf/co- chair, commission on presidential debates: "they put together a remarkable bid, from the standpoint of cooperation, the sheriff's department, the city, i mean this is a real community endeavor." )) ((patrick walker)) it's an endeavor... and an accomplishmen t... the l-v-c-v-a will continue to tout as it promotes las vegas as more than just the strip. ((rossi ralenkotter/lvcva: "all the eyes of america will be focused on unlv, las vegas, the )) ((patrick walker)) unlv's exposure. as many as two thousand students will be helping to put on the debate. paula... ((paula francis)) how many people are expected to attend the debate? ((patrick walker)) the thomas and mack center holds more than 18- thousand people.
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anywhere from 3-5 thousand reporters from around the world. we will all be seated next door in the cox pavillion. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > nevada attorney general adam laxalt says he's endorsing texas senator ted cruz in the race for president. the republican consultant who ran laxalt's campaign in 2014 is leading cruz's nevada campaign. laxalt's administration has prioritized a fight against what he calls.. president barack obama's federal overreach. he called cruz a consistent and courageous conservative willing to fight washington./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and next week... republican presidential candidate carly fiorina will make her first trip back to las vegas since the debate in on sunday... she'll visit siena community town...
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she'll hold an event at the peppermill resaurant on the north end of the strip./// ((paula francis)) > a former pastor took the stand today in his own defense... against accusations he abused teenage girls. 8 news now's sharie johnson is live outisde the regional justice center... with more on what otis holland said in court today. ((sharie johnson)) cross- examination began less than an hour ago.... but a little earlier we heard from otis holland as he was questioned by his attorney. the former church pastor is accused of sexually assaulting girls in his congregation during counseling sessions. he has pleaded not guilty to 17 felonies including child sexual assault, lewdness, and conspiracy to destroy evidence. and today in court... he was very expressive when he talked about counseling the girls... saying that everyone in his congregation called on him all the time.
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((otis holland, former pastor: holland: did you force yourself upon her? no i didn't.. and i want a lie detector test? council: objection your honor. may we approach? holland: i want them to know the truth )) last week, the jury viewed videos of holland's sermons and heard from girls who said they were victimized by him when they were teenagers. holland's attorney says the accusers made up stories about being abused because they thought they loved holland and were jealous of his adult relationships. ((sharie johnson)) holland could face life in prison if he's convicted. reporting live, sharie johnson, 8news now. ((paula francis)) you said he was expressive? what other
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((sharie johnson)) he started crying on the stand when talking about the burden of being a pastor and dealing with his many responsibilities. we'll have that... tonight at six. ((dave courvoisier)) > if your powerball ticket doesn't end up being the lucky combination... you're still in luck. ((paula francis)) the offer from a casino to help make more winners after tonight's drawing. ((dave courvoisier)) > frozen no more. how emergency crews were able to free a car from an icy prison in new york./// <
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than a few hours left before tonight's historic 1- point-five billion dollar powerball drawing. folks hoping to strike it rich are dashing to the state line for their golden ticket. 8 news now reporter mauricio marin is live in primm with how some are changing their strategy to try and increase their chance of winning. ((mauricio marin)) everything from getting in with office using thier kids birthdates to pick numbers...folks here in line for powerball tickets are powerball tickets are doing whatever they
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jackpot. ((mauricio marin)) it's a mad dash for one-point- five billion dollars. ((rosario abuyo: "i know i will win. i know i will win. i promise." )) know i will win. i promise." )) ((mauricio marin)) even though the odds of winning tonight's powerball jackpot are one in 292-million. some like rosario abuyo playing for the first time...say they've got lucky charms to try and help them win. ((rosario abuyo: "because the miss universe is from the phillipines see so this will be our lucky days and lucky year." )) ((mauricio marin)) others who play regularly like milton arline tell us they already bought tickets for today's drawing last week. but says he's back because picking up a few more can't hurt. ((milton arline/lotto ticket holder: "i just think i probably need a little bit of insurance. acouple extra won't hurt. how many are you picking up today? maybe about 20 ." )) ((mauricio marin)) playing for the first time or often...many can't help but to think about what they'd do with all the cash. like buying a private island. ((milton arline/lotto ticket holder: "the probability of
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remote island in fiji is slim to none and i think i might need to hide out for a while just to be with my self and my money." )) ((mauricio marin)) when it comes to actually picking lotto numbers some are doing it themselves. while others like collin celic also playing for the first time are leaving it to chance. ((collin celic/lotto ticket holder: "might as well just pick some random numbers that will probably be better than me thinking." )) ((mauricio marin)) and most say...a bit of luck can go a long way. (( collin celic/lotto ticket holder: "i already got a little bit of the irish luck." )) ((mauricio marin)) ticket sales stop at 7 tonight. the line is less just under an hour. so if anyone is looking to buy might just be able to make it before the cutoff. good luck. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) mauricio....what' s the feeling like out there? is it more excitement or frustration that the jackpot hasn't hit? ((mauricio marin)) well just about everyone here hopes
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but at the same time...others it's not them. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > while your chances of winning tonight's powerball jackpot may be slim... the plaza hotel and casino downtown is giving you another chance to win big. through sunday... you can get reimbursed for what you paid in tickets... with free slot play. all you have to do is take your ticket to the casino's rewards center./// ((paula francis)) > families in wisconson are still wondering what caused the ground to shake last night. ((tedd florendo)) now experts say it could be what's known as a "frost quake". cryoseisms... as they're officially known... happen when water in the soil expands as it freezes -- which can cause a large boom and the ground can shake. they're pretty rare... and conditions have to be precise for them to happen. officials say it's also possible people heard and felt a sonic boom from air force exercises near central wisconsin.
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that felt the boom is larger than what's typically seen from a frost quake./// ((paula francis)) > and remember this car in new york... completely frozen thanks to snow and ice? crews finally figured out how to free it. because there wasn't anything strong enough to pull it out... they had to pour salt all over it to finally break it free this morning. the car had been there since sunday. the driver says he's happy he doesn't have to wait until summer to get it back./// ((weather toss))
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tedd florendo > ((paula francis)) > changes coming to a heavily traveled road. ((dave courvoisier)) what is in the works for the corridor along maryland parkway. ((paula francis)) > maryland parkway...
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> maryland parkway... could soon be getting some upgrades. yesterday... area businesses made it known, they think the stretch of road is past prime. today... local developers met with representatives from unlv to discuss changes in the area. some of the proposed upgrades include a light rail that runs along maryland parkway... and added housing for students on campus./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thousands of nevada middle schoolers will soon be able to use new laptops in class. the state made a deal with a computer manufacturer this week. schools can apply for competitive grants.. that will be awarded in march... and teachers and principals will get training this spring on how to use the computers as teaching tools. if they win, the schools will get chromebooks with google's operating system. the idea is to teach students
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college and jobs in the future./// ((dave courvoisier)) > tom brady making headlines... for something other than football. ((paula francis)) his confession during a recent interview... that left social media buzzing. > a mass exodus from cuba... and many of the refugees are heading to nevada. coming up tonight at six... why the state expects to see even more cubans head west in 2016.///
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it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back.
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by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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50! you can watch the big game right here on channel 8 february 7th. and stick around because 8 new now is giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the game! to enter.. just head to las vegas now dot com and click the banner at the top. while you're there check out our newly launched super bowl page./// ((paula francis)) > and speaking of the superbowl... last year's mvp tom brady is trending online.. not because of the n-f-l playoffs.. but because.. he doesn't drink coffee! brady went on a boston radio show.. and said he's never had coffee or anything like it. in fact..
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the 38-year-old also doesn't eat dairy, gluten or most fruit. maybe there's something to it.. because he's always being in great shape.. brady has played in all 16 games.. every season.. since 2009./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. >> pelley: get-rich-quick dreams: americans spend a fortune for a ticket to easy street, but it's a rough ride on wall street as investors dump more stocks and prices plunge. >> we've got no running water. >> pelley: detroit teachers call in sick again to protest the conditions of their schools. >> these are our they deserve better. >> pelley: and jet fuel's down,
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