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capping off with some serious weather. you're looking at video of some snowfall near lee canyon and mount charleston. vonny sent us this video. and check out this video of central las vegas getting slammed with rain. we have been tracking this storm all day with team coverage. mauricio marin is at u-s 95 and kyle canyon with a look at what travelers on the road can expect. but first lets get right to meteorologist tony smith with how this storm system is shaping up... ((tony smith)) for tonight showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then showers likely. low around 44. breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 23 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. winds could gust as high as 34 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. -------------------------- wind advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to 6 pm pst monday... the national weather service in las vegas has issued a wind advisory...which is in effect from 10 pm this evening to 6 pm pst monday. timing...winds will increase late this evening and continue through monday afternoon. winds...northwe st 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph on
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will create difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles. briefly lowered visibilities in blowing sand and dust...especiall y near dry lake beds. precautionary/p reparedness actions... use caution when driving during high winds. take action to secure loose or lightweight outdoor objects. ((mauricio marin)) just about every part of the valley had rain falling in the area. it's calmed down a bit. but the wet weather did leave it's footprint. heading up the mountain...they' re seeing some fresh snow. this is what it looked like on many roads across southern nevada. wet sleek roads with rain falling down. alot of drivers slowing down to avoid crashes. we saw a few minor accidents driving around the valley with nevada highway patrol troopers responding. but so far---no reports of any major crashes.
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evening authortiies want to remind drivers to slow down. we've recieved reports of lightning hitting a tree at the las vegas country club. another factor out there on the roads is the wind. so be careful behind the wheel. if you're heading up mount ow that chains or 4-wheel drive is required to get up the mountain. they've been getting fresh snow up there. over near the airport...freewa y signs are warning drivers about standing water on a portion of the road. as far as air travel...looks like mccarran is seeing some delays because flights coming in from other areas are dealing with low clouds. ((mauricio marin)) > of course if you were snapping pictures of the weather on your phone in your area...we want to see them. head over to las-vegas--now- dot-com and share them with us. we'll be putting a few up in our newscast at 11. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) mauricio do we know how long they'll be requiring drivers to have snow chains or four-wheel drive to head up the mountain? crews are already working to
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the mountain that got snow. but with more expected to could take some time before the snow chains and four wheel drive requirement is lifted. once we hear from authorities about that we'll be sure to pass along the information. back to you./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > and all day our viewers have been sharing some incredible weather snapshots and video. -here's some great shots rainfall all around the valley... you can see rain pounding this neighborhood.... and for the most part locals are loving it....... with the exception of some who were planning some outdoor activities this afternoon./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a second virginia tech student has been arrested in connection to the death of a 13-year-old girl who went missing last week. today virginia tech confirmed the arrest of sophomore natalie marie keepers. keepers is the second person to be arrested in the death of nicole madison lovell, whose body was found in north carolina on saturday. she has been missing from her
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middle of last week. police earlier arrested 18 year old david eisenhauer... another virginia tech student, and charged him with murder in the case./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > one month into the new year... and it's already been a deadly start on our roads. so far, 20- people have died in a traffic related crash in clark county. that's 5 more than the where we were this time last year. the latest deadly crash... happened just this morning. 8 news now reporter michael stevens was there and broke down the numbers: the roads are back open again at the intersection of camino al norte and lone mountain... after north las vegas police had them closed while investigating their third traffic related death of the year. police say this latest accident happened after a 44-year old man hoped off bus just before 8-this morning... crossed in- front of it... and ultimately blindsided by another car. he was taken to u-m-c... but died... while the driver of the car who hit him cooperated with police. while this is one of the latest
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it's not the only one. ((louis chaney // lives in the area: it's tragic. it's terrible.)) in the early morning hours wednesday... a woman's life was cut short. after a man driving a g-m-c yukon alluded police t-boning the woman's car near spring mountain and rainbow. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: this guy was running because he was scared.)) ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: this individual made the decision to be a menace to society running red lights and cause this crash here on the interestion.)) ... this was the 9th traffic related death in metro's jurisdiction. but the 10th came only two days later near pecos and owens. ((cameron collins // witness: i seen headlights out of the corner of my eye and uh, you know... i heard a big loud boom and then i didn't see headlights anymore ran outside and seen a bunch of smoke in the air. )) the smoke was coming from a mazda -- police say was going too fast... and lost control. the driver of that car also died at the hospital. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police:
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number if you take the average of 10 a month.)) henderson has seen one death this year... while the nevada highway patrol has responded to 6 of their own -- and we're only in the first month of the year. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) last year... there were 2- hundred and 19 total traffic related deaths in clark county. police say as a pedestrian, use the crosswalk and make eye contacts with drivers. and if you are behind the wheel, do be aware of your surroundings and always maintain the speed limit./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > we are less than 24 hours beofe the causus in iowa how some presidential hopefuls are making one final push to jump up in the polls before the big day./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > in
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force... voters will meet on monday night to make the first decisions in the race for the white house. as weijia jiang reports, the polls show a tight race in both parties and analysts say turnout will make all the difference. >on the eve of the iowa caucuses... (hillary clinton / (d) presidential candidate) its
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presidential candidate has the same message. (-marco rubio / (r) presidential candidate) i want to ask one more time for your vote. i want you to caucus for me . the first votes in the 2016 election will offer more than delegates... (--from wj stuff--4 women leaving to volunteer) go hillary! they will set the tone of the race, omalley knocking at door and determine which campaigns can turn support...into turn out. ( marvin from weijia) putting bumper sticker on - marvin miller showed up to donald trump's headquarters in des moines to help out. he's a registered democrat... but plans to jump ship to vote for the republican frontrunner. ( marvin miller donald trump supporter) "i just like the man. everybody else. not so much." in the lastest poll, trump holds a 5 point lead over ted cruz. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck within the margin of error. (--su bridge--weijia jiang/cbs news/waukee iowa) political experts say this late in the game... volunteers should not be trying to change people's minds...but making sure already committed voters actually show up on caucus night. (hillary clinton supporter) " it's not like you can absentee have to physically show up." (--phone banking) "i'm calling for bernie sanders" colin baldwin is one of
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spreading the word on behalf of sanders. he has a-l-s...and says volunteering makes him feel alive again. (colin baldwin bernie sanders supporter ) it's brick by brick one call at a time, knocking on one door at a time. and each campaign is fighting for one vote a time. weijia jiang, cbs news, waukee iowa./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > today, the sanders campaign announced it raised 20-million dollars this month alone... a sign his pace is picking up. over the last three months of 2015, sanders raised 33-million compared to clinton's 37 million./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > get ready for the onslaught. political advertising is about to heat up... in las vegas. in 2012.. more political ads ran in las vegas than any other city in the country. and unlv political science professor david damore told the politics now team... that this year you may be seeing even more: (( dr. david damore/unlv political science professor: i think we are going to have
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because you are going to have more outside groups playing, you have a comeptitive u-s senate race, and one if not 2 competitive house races in the state , and you have concentrated media markets, you can reach 87% of the state's population by advertising in las vegas and reno. )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) you can watch that full interview.. and his breakdown of what latino voters are looking for and how candidates can win them over .... immedidately following this newscast at 5:30 on politics now. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > coming up next in sports --- more preps for super bowl 50 and the latest update on a key rebel player who went down with a serious looking injury --- ron will have details next in sports ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > the
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north las vegas passed away today. north las vegas fire departement says the fire started yesterday morning near belmont and carey avenue. fire fighters were able to put it out pretty quickly. the victim was rushed to the hospital in critical conditon...wher e he later died. so far no word yet on the case of death.//
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is running out to get your health insurance under the state exchange. today is the last day to sign up. if you don't have an insurance plan in place... you could pay a fine when you do your taxes. this year, those fines are 695- dollars a person... and 394-dollars per child. to sign up with nevada health link, we have a link to do so our website on las vegas now dot com. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the big story today is rain! ((tony smith)) < a potent pacific storm system will bring strong winds and widespread rain and snow to the area today and monday. dry weather and calmer winds return beginning tuesday but temperatures will be significantly cooler. ---------------------------- here are your weather headlines:
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they last? breaking it down. and the winds will be the even bigger story - giving you a timeline. then from a warm weekend to a cooler work-week. -------------------------- turning much colder behind the cold front with gusty northwest winds developing this evening in central nevada then pushing southeast through the rest of the area monday. will look if any other zones need to be included in the wind advisory for monday during the afternoon package. -------------------------- showrs & thunderstorms moving ene toward the #vegas vlly. heavyy rain & reduced visbility expected. -------------------------------- -- for tonight showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then showers likely.
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breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 23 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. winds could gust as high as 34 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. -------------------------------- -------- monday - a 30 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 40. windy, with a north wind 28 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. little or no snow accumulation expected. monday nightpartly cloudy, with a low around 27. blustery, with a north northeast wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. -------------------------------- ------------ tuesday - mostly sunny, with a high near 41. light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. tuesday night - mostly clear, th a low around 25.----------------------------------------- wednesday - nny, with a high nea45.dnesday nightpart cloudy, with a low around 29.ursday- mostly sunny, with a gh near 50. ursday nig mtly clear,th a loaround 34. iday - sunny, wh high near54. ------------------------------- friday nightmostly clear, with a low around 35. saturdaysunny, with a high near 55.turday nighostly clear, withsaturdaysunny, with a high near
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saturday nightmostly clear, with a low around 36. sundaysunny, with a high near 57. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > thanks tony. and rainfall is also making an impact on the p-g-a golf tournament in san diego here ron futreel with a look at that and more in sports. ((ron futrell)) a lot of concerns for the rebels tonight --- dealing with a loss last night to san diego state and a possible loss of one of their top players rebels and the --- the loss was the 7th straight for the rebels against san diego state rebels look strong early --- patrick mccaw with the baseline three --- then --- from the outside ---- steven zimmerman junior with the jumper --- score is tied midway through
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ben carter out of gorman high goes up for the rebound and goes down with a sprained left knee ---- that's the latest word on carter --- it looked bad --- could be worse than a sprain, lets hope that's all it is --- he did not return. --- carter will have an mri tomorrow. 2nd half --- derrick jones junior with the nice looking layup to keep it close, but the aztecs had an answer for everything tonight --- trey kell with the 3 as the shot clock expires --- shot of the game ffr the rebels --- ike nawamu with the breakawy dunk, rebels trail by one --- later --- mccaw feeds jones for the dunk and the foul ---- it was a 6 point game with 7 minutes left --- but rebounding a big problem for the rebels tonight. . winston shepard out of findlay prep working it down low --- rebels lose by 15 and it hurt to have one of their big men, ben carter out with that injury. (("certainly taking ben out of that equation- you know he is really respected amongst the
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you kind of saw the air go out of not only the team but the building. but that kinda shows how important ben is to everybody. we didn't quite bounce back the way we needed to from that. it changes everything for our team." )) the crazy weather out west here caused some problems on the golf course today --- thats acually an understatement --- they needed scuba gear today at torey pines in san diego --- playing the north course today --- at least, i think it looks sort of like the north course --- final round of the farmers insurance open. but the wind, the rains the stormy sea did not stop colt knost with this long birdie put on the third hole --- nothin but net. jimmy walker holds a one stroke lead through 9 holes --- then the weather got worse, they suspended play --- golf would be
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if they just kept playing in this stuff. --- but not to be --- they plan to finish the final round tomorrow. sources are saying that calvin johnson is retiring from football ----megatron was probably the best wide reciever in the game over the last 9 seasons --- he's only 30 years old but says his body is beaten up from all the injuries --- the lions are hoping he will change his mind --- but they're still hoping barry sanders changes his mind as well. and this time next week we will be sholder pads deep in super bowl 50 --- they used fireworks to kick off superbowl week last night in san francsco ---- they let em off right there on the embarcadero. ---- in case you didn't know embarcadero means "a landing place especially on an inland waterway" ---- it comes from the latin "to embark" --- or its just a fun place to be in san francsco this week ---- love the embarcadero ---- so they blasted off a bunch of fireworks ---
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plenty of time at the embarcadero this week --- looking forward to his reports from san francisco beginning tomorrow night --- so stick around for that. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > thanks ron and don't forget you have a chance to take home 25 hundred dollars on super sunday. we'll announce the winner on our special newscast after the game. to sign up all you have to do is go to our website las vegas now dot com and click on the banner at the top. you can also sign up on our facebook page./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > stick around we have more increadible
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today's downpour. check out this shot of a rainbow at m-l-k and washington. this was captured by our photographer johnathan carrera. and here is another shot of the snow up at lee canyon taken by our viewer vonny. and our own george knapp sent us this view of sunrise mountain where you can see the strip is shoruded in clouds. and if you have some cool pictures we want to see them you can share them on our socila media pages and at pics@lasvegasn ow dot com. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > that's it for us.
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the majority of nevada, but it's about cutting the margins for them. )) ((patrick walker)) attracting latino voters. what gets them involved in the political process... and what is in danger of driving them away... us:
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them involved in the political
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