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in a brutal crash on 215... what investigators say might have contributed to this wrong way accident./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 11" > ((dave courvoisier)) > another cold and windy night for southern nevada... thank you for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez in for paula tonight... some areas could dip into the teens overnight! tedd florendo is live on our roof with your most accurate weather now. tedd? ((tedd florendo))
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............................... ............................. here's a look at your evening. with winds blowing still, even though they'll just be more breezy rather than windy. we're looking at feels like temps in the 30's this evening, with feels like temps in the 20's by morning. your forecast straight ahead. ............................... ..... the best snow in years -- that's how some skiers and snowboarders describe our snowfall. at least 18 inches for lee canyon. that's where were find 8 news now reporter tony smith. tony.. what does it feel like up there? > ((denise valdez)) outspoken
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preparing to lead a fight against the government once again. ((dave courvoisier)) he's released a pointed notice he sent to an oregon sheriff... and other authority figures... that could be an indicator of more to come. vanessa murphy is here with the story. ((vanessa murphy)) cliven bundy in this letter is basically telling the sheriff to get out of the way.... last week - we heard from cliven bundy's sons telling supporters like militia members to back down... but now cliven bundy is saying the opposite. however - when i called him tonight - a woman who says she's his daughter told me he's only taking calls from militia members right now. (( )) ((cliven bundy from january 19: somebody has to stand up and it happened to be my sons that stood and they will stand. they're not gonna give up.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this is an interview with cliven bundy from january 19th. and since then - well it appears
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((ammon bundy: to those at the refuge, please stand down.)) refuge, please stand down.)) ((vanessa murphy)) now cliven bundy may be leading the fight. on monday - the southern nevada cattle rancher sent this notice to an oregon sheriff. - ccing the governor of the state and president barack obama..... stating we the people will retain possession of a federal refuge, and to remove all law enforcement from the county. when 8 news now called bundy monday night, a relative would not say whether he's headed to oregon....but did state he's only taking calls from militia members. ((ammon: this was never meant to be an armed standoff.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this message from son ammon bundy was released after he and several other protesters were arrested last week and spokesman lavoy finicum was shot and killed by police. according to the f-b-i, finicum reached for a gun. according to bundy and his supporters, ammon is a political prisoner and finicum was
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((protesters )) ((vanessa murphy)) while some groups in oregon are calling for peace, there are reports of four protesters still at the refuge. and bundy's notice - could mean the fight is far from over. ((bundy from january 19: i am not going to back down on my constitutional rights.)) ((vanessa murphy)) i reached out to several local militia groups this evening....to find out if they're working with bundy and if they're heading to oregon..... and i only heard back from one.... the commanding officer would not answer any of my questions.... he emailed me back in all caps - no comment. ((denise valdez)) vanessa, not much cooperation with media from their end tonight? ((vanessa murphy)) no - cliven bundy always takes my calls...but his daughetr said he's too busy to talk, not commenting, and again only taking calls from militia members.... and last week - when our crew was near his ranch, a woman who said she was a family member threatened them...
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((dave courvoisier)) > iowans cast their first votes in the 20- 16 presidential election in iowa tonight... producing tight races for both the democrats and republicans... with senator ted cruz declaring victory in the g-o-p race. polling showed cruz and businessman donald trump virtually neck-and-neck in the weeks leading up to the caucus... but cruz came out on top by four-points over trump. with a majority of precincts reporting... cruz claimed 28-percent of the republican vote... good for six delegates. trump finished second with 24- percent... earning five delegates... and senator marco rubio ecstatic with his third place finish. he nearly caught trump with 23-percent, also worth five delegates. doctor ben carson earned one delegate with 9-percent of the vote. the candidates thanked iowa voters for their support: (( cruz: "iowa has sent notice. that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media." (donald trump/(r) presidential
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the republican nomination and we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there." (sen. marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate) the people of this great state have sent a very clear message. after seven years of barack obama, we are not waiting any back." )) ((dave courvoisier)) trump was noticeably less boisterous as he was before the caucuses... where he openly questioned cruz's eligibility to run for president. former arkansas governor mike huckabee -- who actually won the iowa caucus in 2008 -- announced he's suspending his campaign after garnering just 2-percent of the republican vote./// ((denise valdez)) > the race could not have been closer among the democrats... hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders ending in a near-tie... with clinton claiming victory. however... there is not a final tally yet tonight. a fraction of a percentage point separated the two candidates throughout the evening. before all votes were counted, clinton addressed her supporters
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the win. sanders spoke a short time later... calling the results a virtual tie... but a boost for his campaign since they expect to take roughly half of the democratic delegates in the hawkeye state: (( hillary clinton: as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you iowa. + i will keep standing up for you. i will keep fighting for you. // bernie sanders: "i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way to the media establishment." )) ((denise valdez)) with 99- percent of the votes counted... clinton leads sanders by point-two percent. the third democrat in the race... martin o'malley failed to make any real impact with his campaign...
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iowa, he called it off. the new hampshire primary is next up on the campaign schedule. 23 republican delegates and 32 democratic delegates are up for grabs next tuesday./// ((denise valdez)) > nevadans will caucus on two separate days. the democrats are up first on february 20-th... that's a saturday -- and on tuesday the 23-rd it's the republicans' turn. you can learn more about the process at las vegas now dot com. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. and don't forget to catch politics now -- at a special time -- saturday at 7:30./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the nevada highway patrol says a wrong way driver is responsible for a deadly crash on 215. it happened just after 5:30 in the westbound lanes of 215 near aliante. two cars collided head- on... and a third vehicle then crashed into the first two. a man driving a lexus was pronounced dead on the scene. a woman driving in a buick was rushed to u-m-c where she later succumbed to her injuries. two people were in the third vehicle... they both are being treated for
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investigators aren't sure at this time which vehicle was going the wrong way: (( trooper chelsea stuenkel/nhp: "this is an extremely tragic crash. two people lost their lives. two people aren't coming home tonight. and this section of roadway is under construction. we can't urge people enough to slow down out here. extremely dangerous at high speeds. again if your distracted, impaired, combined with those speeds, you lose control of your vehicle. things like this tragic crash result from that." )) ((dave courvoisier)) that area of 215 near aliante is an ongoing construction zone. trooper chelsea stuenkel said she believes the current speed limit is 45. it's not clear how fast the cars were going when they collided... or how one vehicle ended up going the wrong way. the ages of the victims are unknown at this time. n-h-p shut down the highway for several hours for the investigation./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a grand canyon tour bus went up in flames on u-s 95 this afternoon. the c-h destination bus was returning from arizona when smoke began coming from the back of the bus around 3:30. the driver pulled over and the
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henderson firefighters responded and knocked out the blaze... which was contained to the back. there were no injuries to the 29 passengers or the bus driver. they were loaded onto another bus and returned to las vegas. no word yet on what caused the fire or when the bus can be moved./// ((denise valdez)) > henderson police are investigating its second homicide of 20- 16. a 25-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound in the villas at green valley on green valley parkway near warm springs just before 1:30 this afternoon. police have not released a suspect description at this time and the motive is not known. at this time... a suspect remains on the loose: (( vanessa murphy: "any cause for concern for residents in the area?" michelle french: "at this point we are actively pursuing all leads and we are looking into every lead that we get." )) ((denise valdez)) the victim's identity will be released by the coroner's office. if you have any information you can call the henderson police department or remain anonymous when you call crime stoppers.
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henderson this year. they had four all of 2015./// ((denise valdez)) > henderson police have made an arrest in a case of vandalism reportedly fad. they say a 13 year-old boy was arrested friday in a residential neighborhood near whitney ranch drive and galleria drive... 'em in a coffin". ... that's where someone throws themselves into an object -- usually a crowded table or the hood of a car -- while facing in the opposite direction with both arms crossed. the teen is said to have damaged the hood of a car, then knocked over trash cans and threw fruit at homes with other juveniles. he faces a charge of damaging a motor vehicle. police believe two other suspect may be involved in a string of vandalism in the area./// ((dave courvoisier)) > calling on the global community to fight a health crisis. the world health organization's response to the rapidly spreading zika virus. what your elected officials want to do in response. plus, here's what's coming up in sports: (( chris maathuis: "and i'll introduce you to the two las
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super bowl 50 next at 11" )) < news music voice over: "you're watching 8 news now at 11 with if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, sure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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organization says the zika virus is a public health emergency of global concern. healthy officials have seen the mosquito-borne virus spread rapidly.
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population immunity is spurring the w-h-o into action. zika can cause a fever, rash, joint pain... and red eyes. some babies born to women with the virus have unnaturally small heads, or micro-cephaly the world health organization's director- general announced a plan to fight it today: (( dr. margaret chan, who director-general: "a coordinated international response is needed to minimize the threat in affected countries and reduce the risk of further international spread." )) ((dave courvoisier)) u-s house members have asked the center for disease control for information on research, testing and dollars available to ensure the country is prepared. they also asked in a letter if a travel warning could have been issued sooner./// ((denise valdez)) > the amtrak engineer involved in the deadly train derailment last may... has reportedly changed his story. brandon bostian told national transportation safety board investigators that he couldn't remember anything about the crash when it happened... now he says he remembers accelerating the train on a
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eight people died and another 200 were injured outside of philadelphia when the train left the tracks. suspicion surrounded bostian, but investigators refused to say what he knew or didn't know... until today: (( robert mongeluzzi/attorn ey: "there was no problem with the signals, brakes, tracks, or the train and what we've learned is that the problem was brandon bostian." )) ((denise valdez)) investigators will now analyze the evidence and prepare a probable cause of the derailment... along with safety recommendation s. recorder data reportedly shows that the train was traveling around 106 miles per hour when it took a sharp curve. bostian has been suspended without pay since the crash./// ((dave courvoisier)) > n-v energy is proposing grandfathering existing rooftop solar customers if they installed their system or applied for one by september 10-th of last year. today's filing suggests seven ways the public utilities commission could do the grandfathering. one proposal calls for solar
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rates over four years... and a proposal at the other end of the spectrum would let customers keep the old rates for 20 years./// ((denise valdez)) > you probably noticed all the snow on the mountains this morning... when all was said and done mt charleston got a foot and a half yesterday and into this morning. the current base of snow on the mountain is now between 30 and 48 inches. it's more good news for lee canyon. it hardly got any snow last season... but so far this season there's been no shortage of fresh powder. there are still driving alerts before you head up the mountain. you can check out our skiing and snowboarding forecast online at las vegas now dot com.///
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today with temps only the 40's by afternoon even though the skies cleared more. winds still windy in some locales with gusts up to 41 late today. wind chill feels like the 30's and 20's by late tonight. ............................... ......... still wind in some locations with numbers up to the 20's through many of our neighborhoods right now. expected to decrease a little tonight to more breezy winds. but that will make it feel cold. ............................... .............. also breezy at times from mesquite all the way down to laughlin in the teens at this hour. we hade hurricane force winds this weekend up in reno ............................... ............. afternoon temps in the 40's through many locales int he valley. not too much warmer for the eastside of town where we're lower in elevation and cold up in kyle canyon by afternoon with more temps up there in single digits expected. ............................... ............... current temps outside right now in the 40's for mesquite all the way to laughlin. chilly for pahrump this
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gusts earlier. cold already up in the the central part of the state. ............................... .............. ok so let's go to the radar and satellite. this spin in th four corners in the system that brought rain. now snow in denver. the backside of this is bringing north winds we're seeing right now and they're cold winds. the rain now moving east and it looks like we're drying out. ............................... ................. however this system will cause all sorts of problems for the midwest from nebraska to iowaere it could bri 18ches of snow for those cations as it gaines steam and isture from the south. ........................................... so here's what to expect for us.ld breezy winds tonight withels like tem in the 20's by morning. morrowrier, but staying coldd brey.extended forecast owwrstaying dry, but rming late week and finallyar average to near 60........................... .................... our morning low with breezy winds. feels like 25 b6 am and of urse bow average.morrow expect a gh of 46tmeunny and stayingilly.'l be drier with windsbreezy at times. ............................... ....................... ighborhood by ngoood ine 40's again only. tcdest areas up in theothills and centennial hills..............................................tended forecast shows chiyweather for a few days. more clouds on thursday butmps slowly warm. the high 50's by friday d 60's by sunday and near ege.))) ))> >
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bowl week is finally here. ((denise valdez)) ron futrell is in the studio tonight while chris is on assignment in san francisco. ((ron futrell)) chris is about to check in live... two las vegas natives are playing the big game... he'll tell us about it. and the runnin rebels have been playing good ball... but today a big blow to the team. the big contributor who's lost for the season. next in sports.///
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you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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seems to get more popular every year... the super bowl itself isn't the only big event nowadays.
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become a sensation of events, celebrities, and media coverage. that's why we sent chris maathuis right into the thick of it in san francisco. he joins us live to tell us about two las vegans who will play in the panthers- broncos showdown. hi, chris! ((chris maathuis)) ((linebacker #52 brandon marshall marshall: a lot of
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just have the strip, gambling and different things like that but we have some athletes, a lot of good things happen there in vegas and a lot of people dont realize that.
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shcool career in las vegas answer: it meant a lot we went 12 and 10 , 10 and 2 my senior year till we lost to gorman which is unfortunate there, gorman, thats another story but it meant a lot , i met a lot of great people, lifelong friends. ben jacobs: vegas used to get sole short alot on athletic talent. i always said, we got guys there, we got dudes, and i think people are steating to see that now and its awaome seeing guys like bryce harper and everyone, it's great all those people from vegas showing people that there's talent in vegas . its not justt a party town. ))
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((ron futrell)) question about nfl memo ((chris maathuis)) ((ron futrell)) don't forget... 8 news now is giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the super bowl. to enter just head to our website.. las vegas now dot com and click the banner at the top of the page. good luck!/// ((ron futrell)) the bad news for the rebels on saturday has gotten worse tonight --- ben carter will be out for the season with a torn acl this was the scene at the thomas and mack when mack when carter went down midway through the first half --- he was going for a rebound and twisted his left knee. he was down on the court for 3 or 4 minuites initially they thought it was a sprained knee --- but the mri this morning confirmed the worst. the rebels will miss his toughness inside and his rebounding. in the statement from unlv was
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--- the rebels hit the road for games tomorrow at new mexico and saturday at fresno state. ((dave courvoisier)) > we're back right after this.///
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morning. famed groundhog punxsutawney phil will make his annual
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if phil sees his shadow... it's said that the u-s will get six more weeks of winter. if he doesn't... we should expect warmer temperatures and an early spring./// ((denise valdez)) > we have our own predictor of spring in southern nevada... mojave max. max is a tortoise who lives at red rock canyon. he's hibernating right now... but we still like to get in on the fun, so clark county school children in grades k- through-12 are encouraged to guess when they think max will wake up... and bring spring- like weather to southern nevada./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. ((denise valdez)) the late show with stephen colbert is next. we'll see you back here tomorrow
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streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses, just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider
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>> stephen colbert!
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