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tv   8 News Now at 430 AM  CBS  February 2, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST

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((kirsten joyce)) > the smart ways you can keep buying your favorite cup of coffee... /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((patrick walker)) i'm patrick walker in for brian. ((sherry swensk)) and i'm sherry swensk. everywhere you looked yesterday... the mountains were nothing but snowcapped! ((kirsten joyce)) charleston got some great snow. right now, there is between 30 to 48 inches in some areas. ((patrick walker)) lee canyon didn't luck out either! so far this season, they have had more than enough... compared to last year, where it hardly had any snow. if you're planning on heading up there today to have soem fun... just check out our skiing and snowboarding forecast online... at las vegas now dot com. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk clear skies and very cold this morning. temps down to the 30s and we'll see some chilly 20s in spots. ............... yesterday cleared up quickly and we wound up with a lot of sunshine in the afternoon, but highs just barely made it into the 40s. .................
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but we will still be breezy in some spots. ............. a very slow warm up this week. < > /// > ((kirsten joyce)) > nevada's
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clark county now has 10 dispensaries... and more than 20 cultivation and production facilities. patranya bhoolsuwan got an exclusive look inside of the pot. < jon annalora calls himself the "master grower" ((jon annalora/master grower: "this is my love and passion to do this to be able to do this it's a and joy... these budding flowers that will soon be used as medical marijuana. ((jon annalora/master grower: "we give love to each plant that it needs everyday we are in here.")) we are inside "body and mind", or bam, one of the newest medicinial marijuna cultivation and production facilities to open in las vegas...this is the first time they have let reporters in to tour their facility. ((scott seidewitz/body and mind: "from the time that medical marijuana was approved it has realy exploded.")) body and mind's director of sales and marketing, scott seidewitz, says there are more than 3=thousand plants in the 7 grow rooms in this building. each room dedicated to a single strain of marijuana
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best lighting, climate, and nutrients. ((scott seidewitz/body and mind: "we pick the best of the best to grow here so it's very impt to us that everything is grown locally with great care.")) ((patranya: and the plants in this room are about 2 weeks way from being harvested you can tell by the overwhelming smell, it's really strong in here and the hair on the plants turning orange and yellow, showing they are more mature than others.")) once the plants are harvested and tested by independent labs, they will be shipped out as medical products to local dispensaries. ((jon annalora/master grower: "i see a lot of medical patients about to be happy out here.")) ((kirsten joyce)) the cultivation centers and dispensaries are found across the valley. the facility patranya was in plans to build four more rooms... next year. /// walker))
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behind the strip at tropicana and koval. this is a sewer work project that's underway in the area. things running behind scheduled with a sewer project on the west side of town. durango and cheyenne is still under construction. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((patrick walker)) > caesar's palace will host a celebration of life tomorrow... to honor celine dion's husband. the event for rene angelil will
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a series of speakers will share their stories and memories about him. the celebration will be also be streamed online. rene passed away several weeks ago from throat cancer. celine is scheduled to perform again this month... but it's unclear if she will keep those shows. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a mother is hearing her son's heart beat for the first time in 3-years. ((patrick walker)) the emotional reunion that brought two families together... after trying to find the right match. ((kirsten joyce)) and changes are coming to mccarran. the construction project that's in place... to handle more international flights. ///
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are thankful for each other... following a tragedy that saved one of their children's lives. heather clark's son lucas died suddenly in 2013... she made the decision to donate his organs. at the same time, an arizona family was fighting to get a heart transplant for their one-year- old daughter... who was battling a heart defect. lucas' heart was a match. the families had never met until now... after the two mothers found each other online. heather was able to hear her son's heart beat again... after nearly 3 years. /// ((patrick walker)) > the world health organization held an organization held an emergency meeting about the zika virus. the mosquite- borne virus is suspected of causing severe birth defects... in thousands of babies. doctor john la-pook explains what officials are doing...
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the world health organization is declaring the zika outbreak a global health emergency. the mosquioto borne virus is spreading rapidly through latin america and the caribbean.. and is linked to a serious birth defect called microcephaly. ((doctor margaret chan/director- general world health organization)) the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and a public health threat to other parts of the world. microcephaly causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. so far in brazil, more than 41-hundred suspected cases are reported. doctor margaret chan says while the link is still not scientifically proven, there seems to be a strong relationship. ((doctor margaret chan/director- general world health organization)) all agree on the urgent need to coordinate international efforts to understand this relationship better. (dr. jon lapook, recife, brazil) brazil is getting very aggressive to try to stop the spread of zika. health officials now have access to any home or building to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
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kill the aedes aegypti mosquito that is transmitting zika. pregnant woman here are taking extra precautions. (maria fernanda laudisio de lucca) i'm using dt every day even above clothes // i hope to finish my pregnancy well and i hope for a healthy baby world health officials estimate as many as 4 million cases of zika in the americas over the next year. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, recife, brazil. ((patrick walker)) last month, the c-d-c issued an alert... warning pregnant women about traveling to areas where zika is spreading. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the roles were reversed... when a driver had the guts to pull over an officer. ((patrick walker)) the viral video of what she claims he was doing...
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((demetria obilor)) > a florida woman is going viral for pulling over a police officer... after she says... he was speeding. as elitsa bizios explains... she had the guts to chase him down... and record the whole thing.
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dolphin expressway, taking an interesting turn for one miami dade police officer. (claudia castillo) "the reason i pulled you over today and asking you to have a conversation is because i saw you sine miller drive and you were pushing 90 miles an hour. cop: really ok." claudia castillo, turning into citizen officer castillo. the woman says she was running errands for work around 1:30 in the afternoon, when all of a sudden a squad car allegedly sped by her so fast, it shook her car. (claudia castillo) "it scared the daylights out of me. i mean, he woke me up." castillo then deciding to follow the officer until she could get him to pull over. the officer, getting out of his car thinking she had an emergency, until she started the questioning. (claudia castillo) "you were leaving me behind, and i was going 80 miles an hour, and i just wanted to know, what's the emergency?" (officer) "i don't know how fast i was going but i can tell you i'm on the way to work.
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." castillo tells seven news she also sped up, but only for a few moments to see how fast the officer was going. her cell phone, apparently rigged up here as she started videotaping the chase. she says she didn't do this to cast a shadow over this officer or law enforcement. "they're not bad guys, but they are held to certain principles." the video, which has now gone viral, later showing the officer apologizing and the two coming to somewhat of a solution. (claudia castillo) "you were speeding." (officer) "well i apologize and i'll be sure to slow down." (claudio castillo) "all right." elitsa bizios, seven news night team. let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk cold temps this morning after that strong winter storm blasted through southern nevada. it brought great snow to our mountains and our local
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clear skies and very cold this morning. temps down to the 30s and we'll see some chilly 20s in spots. ............... yesterday cleared up quickly and we wound up with a lot of sunshine in the afternoon, but highs just barely made it into the 40s. ................. thanks for the great photos of the snow! the winds have calmed down a lot but we will still be breezy in some spots. ............. a very slow warm up this week.
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take until the weekend to make it back to 60 degrees.
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> /// > ((sherry swensk)) that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((patrick walker)) > the amtrak engineer involved in the deadly train derailment last may... has reportedly changed his story.
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investigators... he couldn't remember anything about the crash when it happened. but now he says he remembers accelerating the train on a curb. eight people died and another 200 were injured outside of philadelphia... when the train jumped the tracks. investigators refused to comment on what bostian did or didn't know about the crash. investigators will now analyze the evidence and prepare a probable cause of the derailment... along with safety recommendatio ns. bostian has been suspended without pay since the crash. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > las vegas is aiming for a new record this year... in hopes of bringing 45- million visitors to our city. last year, we had a record 42-million visitors. and now that we're aiming higher... mccarran needs to start expanding its capabilities for international flights. one construction project right now... is converting some existing domestic gates into special secured corridors... directing passengers to customs. las vegas tourism chief rossi rallen- kotter says... they are constantly working on adding direct flights from international locations. in recent years.. non-stop flights have been added from korea, sweden and denmark.
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((kirsten joyce)) > fans are getting excited for the big game...and it's commercials! ((patrick walker)) coming up at five oclock... how cute dachsunds are selling heinz ketchup during super bowl 50! and what pizza hut is doing...to mark the golden
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((kirsten joyce)) > on this shift... we can never have too much coffee. but grabbing your favorite latte
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can certainly add up.. ((patrick walker)) there are some ways to help better budget... your caffeine fix. mary moloney explains. the type of coffee beans starbucks buys and serves to customers is now cheaper. last year -- a pound of coffee cost 1 dollar 65. it's now about a buck 11. that's a 33 percent drop. cheaper. officials in brazil expect coffee farmers to have a big harvest this season -- creating an oversupply of beans -- which means more of a drop in prices. but don't expect to save any money when you buy that high-end cup of joe. for a company like starbucks -- coffee beans only make up about 20 percent of its overall cost. other factors influencing the price you pay -- how much employees make. take home pay for baristas is going up. especially with more places across the country increasing the minimum wage. and starbucks is also paying tuition for 4- thousand employees. but you can trim your coffee budget -- without cutting the caffeine buzz.
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whole beans tend to be cheaper than pre-ground coffee. and an inexpensive coffee grinder can pay for itself fairly quickly. also -- buy that coffee in bulk for bigger savings. if you can't give up that daily coffee shop ritual -- look for gift cards on resale sites that you can buy at a discount. and loyalty programs -- like those from a smartphone app -- can come with perks. like a free drink every couple of weeks or so. plus -- don't forget to bring your own cup. many places offer a small discount if you have your own gear. who knows -- saving a little cash -- may make that cup of coffee that much better. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney.
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over... and a few top presidential hopefuls emerge victorious! who took the top spots... in last night's event. ((patrick walker)) > plus... ammon bundy is behind bars... but his dad is taking over the fight in oregon. his message to oregon authorities. ((kirsten joyce)) > and the frenzy for super bowl 50 heats up... coming up... we'll give you a sneak peek at
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