tv 8 News Now at 6 PM CBS January 13, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm PST
see there is a genuineness to what we're doing chris maathuis sits down with u-n-l-v's tony sanchez... to find out the changes we could see as he prepares for season two as head coach./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > people waiting in lines that wrap around the building... for hours on end... all in the hopes of becoming a powerball billionaire. ((paula francis)) with less than an hour left before the ticket machines stop printing... hopes are high for millions as they dream of what they would do with the one- and- a- half- billion- dollar jackpot. thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier. we sent mauricio marin down to primm... how many people do you think they've sold tickets to today?? ((mauricio marin)) right now they don't have an exact total...but know tens of thousands have been sold at this location alone. many folks in line here buying 20-30-40 bucks worth.
ticket for their chance at becoming a billionaire. (( collin celic/lotto ticket holder: "that would be great money for me to go to college help out around the house and help donate and help around the world i guess that would be a great thing to do." )) ((mauricio marin)) the line wrapped around the lotto store in primm all day. starting just after midnight today. suprisingly...mo st people have been waiting in line for only about an hour. compared to the two-to- three hour wait times we saw throughout the week. the odds of winning the powerball jackpot are one in 292-million. folks in line know the odds are to give it a shot. (( milton arline/lotto ticket holder: "more likely to get bit by a shark or win the lottery? i hope win the lottery. but more than likely win the lottery because i don't go to the beach that often so i'll stick with winning the lottery on that one. more likely to get drafted by an nba team or win the lottery? oh my skills are tight so i think
((mauricio marin)) statistically speaking...the odds of getting bit by a shark or getting drafted for an n-b-a team are more likely than winning the lottery. that's not stopping people from trying to hit tonight's jackpot. ((mauricio marin)) cut off time to buy powerball tickets is 7 p-m. they expect to see a few last minute buyers minutes before the deadline. good luck to you all. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((paula francis)) mauricio...do we know yet if someone has claimed that one-million dollar ticket bought in primm saturday? ((mauricio marin)) we checked with california lottery officials...they tell us no one's come forward yet. so if you still haven't checked your tickets from the previous drawing...you might want to look at them now. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > cross examination got underway in the trial of a pastor accused of abusing teenage girls.
and claimed he didn't make anyone do anything: ((otis holland, former pastor: holland: did you force yourself upon her? no i didn't.. (long pause)and i want a lie detector test? council: objection your honor. may we approach? holland: i want )) ((dave courvoisier)) the former church pastor is accused of sexually assaulting girls in his congregation during counseling sessions. he pleaded not guilty to 17 felonies. 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. he could face life in prison if he's convicted./// ((dave courvoisier)) > new details were released today... in the arrest of a metro police officer. james burt is facing charges of domestic battery by strangulation. according to the arrest report... he and his live- in girlfriend got into an argument over her work situation.
he broke the garage door opener, took her keys... and yanked her out of the car. that's when she claims he threw her on the couch... and when she tried to leave again... she says he held her up by 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)) > within the past hour... the p-u-c voted to keep new rate hikes in place for solar customers... despite plenty of pushback from those customers and supporters: (( ::nats of protesters:: )) ((paula francis)) more than a thousand supporters and former employees of the solar industry assembled outside the meeting. they really got fired up when "avengers" actor mark ruffalo got on the loud speaker in support of their cause. the group wants the commission to reverse it's decision to raise costs on solar panel users...a move that decimated nevada's residential solar industry. ruffalo addressed members of the commission... only one was in the building...
conference from carson city: ((10:00:37 mark ruffalo/actor & activist:"this is a monumental decision you are making. i don't think you quite realize what this means to your legacy. this is happening all over the u.s. and you are regressing." )) ((paula francis)) he compared the p-u-c to the "anti- robin hood"... for stealing from the people and giving to the rich. this evening... the p-u-c voted unanimously to keep the rate hikes in place./// ((dave courvoisier)) > making the lottery even easier to play. michelle mortensen is on your side with apps you can download right now... that will help you figure out if you're a winner... without having to read your picks, line- by- line. plus... the clouds rolled back into the valley today... tedd? tedd florendo >they most certainly did. and because of them we stayed cool in the low 50's today. but that's all about to change as we're expecting a warm up in to the 60's. we'll breakdown your forecast coming up right here on 8 newsnow.
u-s government restores diplomatic relations with cuba, the island is seeing a mass exodus. a pew research study shows a 78% increase in the number of cubans immigrating to the u-s during the 20-15 fiscal year. nevada has also received almost 30% more refugees from the island during the same time. 8 news now reporter karen castro found out why the state expects year. < ((karen castro)) reiniel lezcano has been living in las vegas for a few months after leaving cuba more than a year and a half ago. ((reiniel lezcano - cuban migrant: prefieren irse por que realmente no saben los cambios como es que van a venir.)) ((karen castro)) he says: they prefer to leave because they bring. those changes are the u-s normalizing diplomatic relations a pew research study says migration to the u-s has surged
nevada also saw an increase during the same time... when catholic charities helped almost 4- hundred more cuban refugees. ((carisa lopez- ramirez - vice president, immigration & migration services: that itself is a dramatic increase from the previous year.)) ((karen castro)) the spike was so dramatic, the organization received extra funding to hire an additional staff member. this year, there are no signs of slowing down. ((carisa lopez- ramirez - vice president, immigration & migration services: we're certainty planning for an increase to a point that as far as funding request, we actually plan for that, just because of the trend that we've seen in the last five years. )) ((karen castro)) since 2009, the number of cuban refugees in nevada has been climbing... averaging between 100 to 200 more annually. but the organization was not prepared for the sharp increase in 20-15. ((carisa lopez- ramirez - vice president, immigration & migration services: for that to happen in one year alone, it's certainly a dramatic increase that we need to prepare for ahead of time.)) ((karen castro)) while the numbers are expected to go up, the way cubans migrate to the u-s is also changing. most of them escape to latin american countries including ecuador and costa rica... and eventually migrate north. in the past, many left by raft
lezcano lived in south america for a year before making his way to the u-s. now he's ready.... ((reiniel lezcano - cuban migrant: volver empesar de cero.)) ((karen castro)) to start a new life. karen castro, 8 news now.> ((dave courvoisier)) under the cuban adjustment act of 19-66, immigrants from the island nation receive a path to citizenship after reaching u-s soil. most are also eligible for public assistance through resettlement programs, including catholic charities. ((paula francis)) > the most reviewed hotel in the world... is right here in las vegas. which casino claims the top spot... after digging through thousands
do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
((michelle mortensen)) your odds of taking home the 1 point 5 billion actually aren't that good. you have a better chance of dating a super model ... go to the e-r with a pogo stick injury ... and winning olympic gold ... but your odds of taking some money home tonight improve greatly thanks to a few apps i'm gonna tell you about. the first app you lotto lovers need is lotto lotto here's why. it will tell you if you're a winner tonight of any amount. that's right ... you may not win the 1.5 billion ...
but you may win a buck .. or two ... or three ... or more. in fact every year about 2 billion dollars in lottery prizes go unclaimed. between one dollar and 5 dollars. but some people never realize that they may have a life- changing prize in their pocket. roughly 114 prizes worth 1 million dollars or more went unclaimed in 2015.
lottery hub. it's the official app for the mega millions and powerball games.
are you in an office pool? there's an app for that too. lottery pool boss helps people keep track of who's in which pool and who's paid what. that will really help if no one wins this time ... and the office pool rolls over again. ((michelle mortensen)) now if someone does win the big prize tonight ... they won't actually get 1.5 billion dollars. if you take the lump sum cash option you get 930 million ... and after federal taxes it turns into 561 million dollars. but remember .. .the odds are not in your favor. they are 1 in 292 million./// ((weather toss))
< ((dave courvoisier)) > we're no longer in the great recession... but there's still work to be done... especially in a city like ours... that relies so much on out- of- town visitors. ((paula francis)) jeremy aguero with applied analysis is here... jeremy how has tourism- related employment in nevada performed since the recession? ((jeremy aguero)) 2015 was a
nevada tourism industry with more than 42 million visitors coming to las vegas. more visitors means more jobs at hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, and other areas within the leisure and hospitality industry, which has added 44,000 jobs statewide since hitting a low point in 2010. those jobs have contributed to nevada's recent surge in employment and its current rank as the fourth-best state for annual job growth. notably, rising employment has significantly boosted the number of employees per hotel room in las vegas. that number plummeted during the great recession and has spent the past six years slowly recovering. today, the industry employs nearly two workers for every room, the highest level since 2008. the city has also added 10,000 hotel rooms since then, making the growing number of workers-per- room even more
but, there is another side to the story. although recent job growth has been strong for the leisure and hospitality sector, its employees are working fewer hours per week than the average worker. four hours per week might not seem like much, but over a year that adds up to nearly six weeks of lost full-time work - and income. in fact, it reduces those 44,000 new jobs to just 33,000 full-time equivalents. ((jeremy aguero)) traditionally workers have preferred full- time work, but that trend appears to be changing. according to a recent report by the u.s. bureau of labor statistics, six million americans are choosing to work part time. typically young and college- educated, they are opting out of full-time employment by choice as opposed to necessity at the highest rate in history. perhaps working to live instead of living to work, they aspire to earn just enough to live and pursue a passion, from painting to puppetry. for whatever reason, numbers have increased 12 percent since
people are working is affecting the labor market and our local economy. ((paula francis)) > a local hotel is getting so many online reviews... it's actually the most reviewed hotel in the world! trip- advisor gives out "ollie" awards, named for ollie the owl, their mascot.. and the most-reveiwed hotel award goes to flamingo las vegas hotel and casino. last year, more than 6- thousand people reviewed the property... more than any other hotel on earth. you'll have to go to trip advisor to see if the reviews were good.// ((dave courvoisier)) > with one season under his belt... unlv football coach tony sanchez has lofty goals for the future. ((paula francis)) chris maathuis sat down with the former prep coach... ((chris maathuis)) it's always interesting to sit down with sanchez... he's got a lot to say and sell. he speaks about expectations, recruiting and community support... it's an eye opening visit. plus... why is this gorman high school running back in studio tonight...
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((chris maathuis)) > the buzz surrounding the unlv football is something you can't ignore. tony sanchez might prove to be the savior of rebel football... might be the guy who raises the program from the dead. he'll need to turn a few miracles, but after one year, nobody is casting stones at the rebels. ((chris maathuis)) there's something going on behind the doors of this rebel football program. if perception is the lens through which we view reality... things appear to be coming into focus. tony sanchez/coach; "the biggest thing is you hear is our ability to compete, in a 12 game schedule 9 games we won 3, the rest we were within 7 points in
maathuis)) wins and losses will eventually judge his success... but sanchez has the community whispering in a good way. sanchez; "i think they see there is a genuineness to what we're doing and again the proof is in the pudding, they see we're competing." ((chris maathuis)) not only is the community interested, but sanchez could have the top 2015 recruiting class in the mountain west. don't be surprised if its rated at least top 3. and when he eventually gets the dollars to build facilities, watch out. sanchez/coach; "if you can build a 70-k football complex right here that looks out onto rebel park, it's a game changer, cause if we work to build those things at unlv... it's going to be really hard to beat us on some kids." ((chris maathuis)) as coach and marketing guru, sanchez has changed perception, embraced las vegas and loves to show it off. this is your first look at one of his new helmet plans for next year. sanchez; "part of recuiting is marketing and getting kids fired up and they love the uniforms... we haven't done a lot with the hey reb before, so we want to add this, we've got a couple of tweeks to it but hey reb, black mat, its what the kids call cool, now you've got to go play well in it." ((chris maathuis))
his passion, vision and drive to succeed. sanchez; "we had to get our cannon back, it was one of the first things we talked about, now we change the sign, say fight for those who came before you , fight for those who are with you fight for those who come after you... then says lets fight to keep our cannon. ((chris maathuis)) the cannon proudly sits red... but there's something sanchez discovered, placed by unr that would fire up rebel fans. now's not the time to reveal the wolfpack nonsense. that might come next fall... when tony walks into his 2nd season. music nats ((chris maathuis)) it'll be interesting to see what happens with a year under his belt. it won't be long before something is announced regarding the football facilities. speaking of football... joining me live in studio is gorman runnng back biaggio ali-walsh. here with a big honor revealed on channel 8.