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tv   8 News Now at 5 PM  CBS  February 3, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm PST

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((denise valdez)) > thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez... in for paula. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier. a blogger who supports legalizing rape is planning an international "meet-up day" for his followers, including here in las vegas. the controversial pick up artist set off a firestorm after publishing a post on his blog about why rape should become legal on private property. ((denise valdez)) he has since said it was satire. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live at fremont street where the event is set to take place this saturday. karen? ((karen castro)) the event has received a lot of backlash because some are calling it a "pro-rape rally." we talked with people here on fremont about their thoughts on someone advocating to legalize rape, whether it was meant as satire or not. we also found out why the blogger's opinion on this matter is protected by the u-s constitution. ((amanda flett - australia: it's just absolutely ridiculous. nikki wyatt - england: that is disgusting. rick ziemek - chicago: i would be completely offended and
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castro)) strong reaction from people weighing in on the "international meet up day" coming to las vegas. it's a "straight men only" event put on by self proclaimed pick up artist: daryush valizadeh, or "roosh v." the blogger is known for his anti-feminism views and has also self- published 15 books giving men advice on how to get women to sleep with them. ((marc randazza - first amendment attorney: this guy is not more advocating rape or even seriously advocating changing the rape laws than johnny depp is really a pirate.)) ((karen castro)) first amendment attorney, marc randazza believes roosh v's opinion on legalizing rape on private property... is no more than a publicity stunt. roosh v published an article on his website claiming if rape became legal, women would make better decisions about who they go home with. he then said it was satire... but the article is making its rounds on social media causing outrage... while some may believe the blogger's views are hate speech, randazza says it's his constitutional right. ((marc randazza - first amendment attorney: forget what his message is, he's advocating a change in the law whether he's doing so seriously or whether
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every right to do that.)) ((karen castro)) the 36-year-old american-born writer has been criticized for being a men's rights activist. most recently he organized a world-wide event for his followers at 165 locations in 43 different countries. ((amanda flett - australia: i think there will probably be anti rallies against him just as much as there might be followers. david cooper - england: people are really outraged and shocked about what's going on. rick ziemek - chicago: as an american we all have choices to not go see him, not listen to him.)) ((karen castro)) again the event is set to take place saturday evening here on fremont street. the details are being kept secret to keep protesters at bay. but men who are attending are told to first meet by the vegas vic sign. the fremont street experience is private property. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) karen, have the authorities been notified of the event? ((karen castro)) metro says they are well aware of the event.
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patrol around the fremont street experience but they will not get involved unless there is a crime committed. ((denise valdez)) > imagine calling 911... and waiting nearly an hour for someone to pick up. that's what callers got during a glitch in metro's phone system last night. calls made to metro from about 3-30 to after 10 p-m were instead answered by dispatchers in north las vegas and henderson. metro's dispatchers were sent to the neighboring cities to help handle the volume. it's still not clear what caused the system to fail. metro recently spent 2-3 million dollars to upgrade the system after a similar glitch in late june left about 400 callers with a busy signal./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a man is gunned down early this morning.. and tonight.. the suspects are still on the run.. the shooting happened near charleston and boulder highway. 8 news now reporter tony smith shows us some of the men police want to question.
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and this one." tony smith, 8 news now - here's surveillance video of two men metro police want to find.. this as they investigate an early morning shooting on euclid ave. ((lt. dan mcgrath, metro police)) "what we have is a couple of black males, one wearing a gray jacket that were seen running after the shots were fired. and a vehicle leaving the scene. i don't know if they were all in a group meeting or could possible be a robbery outside." tony smith, 8 news now: police say the victim -- is in his late 40's or earlier 50's. he suffered multiple gunshot wounds. witness - no name "last night was one of the scary nights, 15 shots, well was counted from the cones." ((kassi gracia, works at nearby apartment complex)) "the first thing, it was probally a drug deal, some kind of drug deal." tony smith, 8 news now - kassi garcia works at the nearby apartment complex. ((kassi gracia, works at nearby apartment complex)) "it is a rough neighborhood. there is a lot of prositution, drug house, etc. that's why we works so hard to keep my property from all of that. we have 24-hour security and surveillance cameras." tony smith, 8 news now - people living nearby the crime scene -- are hoping this is the last time this happens. ((kassi gracia, works at nearby
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the area that we live in and we got to make sure we stick together and not let it takeover everything." ((edward williams, witness)) "i am hoping that some how the vets in this area and myself can get a neighborhood watch going. so, we can do something about cleaning this area up." tony smith -- near charleston and boulder highway -- tony smith 8 news now.> ((dave courvoisier)) metro police are still trying to figure out a motive. if you have any information about the shooting... you're asked to call police./// ((denise valdez)) > nevada senator harry reid is showing his support for solar energy customers... calling proposed rate hikes abusive. reid spoke on the senate floor today alongside maine senator angus king... about a measure to protect rooftop solar customers. reid says the amendment will safeguard people who want to generate their own clean energy from retroactive rule changes that could devastate their finances. n-v energy has proposed grandfathering existing rooftop solar customers... if they installed their system or applied for one by september 10-th of last year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > if your
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now is the time to do it as rain is moving out of the forecast. tedd florendo joins us for your most accurate weather now... and tedd... we're gonna see a warmer weekend aren't we? < tedd florendo not as cold tonight and overnight, but still chilly nonetheless. we're expecting more clouds. temp in the 40's this evening with abundant clouds late night but not sticking around. we'll be 43 by 9 pm, then 41 but 8 news now at 11. yesterday we have 30's by 11 p-m, not the case tonight. but you'll still need to bundle up. ............................... ............. here are your forecasted morning lows in mid to low 30's around the valley. with some areas at or just under the freezing mark. many areas will not be in the 20's by morning but 30's rather. ............................... ................. regional temps also stay cold from the mesquite all the way to pahrump, you'll most likely be inthe 20's overnight. teens to single digits for the central great basin and chilly for laughlin. we do not have any hard freeze warnins issued this time around.
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for the latino vote in nevada continues among the two remaining democratic presidential candidates... bernie sanders and hillary clinton. one of those candidates picked up a notable endorsement today. political reporter patrick walker is in the newsroom with a look at what the campaigns are doing to reach out to the key voting block. ((patrick walker)) here in nevada...52 percent of registered latino voters identify as democrats... compared to just 20 percent who are republican. so for hillary clinton and bernie sanders... endorsements can provide a big boost. ((blanca gamez/dreamer: "today, i'm proud to announce that i'm with her!")) ((patrick walker)) nine prominant dreamers... announcing their support for hillary clinton... including astrid silva... a national face of the dream movement. ((astrid silva/dreamer: "hillary clinton will not only protect the actions that have already taken place, she will make sure that we fight for more so that our families are going to benefit and that they're not afraid they are going to be deported that morning."))
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clinton's committment to comprehensive immigration reform is what makes her the candidate who will best stand up for the latino community. she and other dreamers sat down with secretary clinton last may at rancho high school... for a town hall on immigration. but former assembly woman lucy flores... a bernie sanders supporter and congressional candidate... says sanders is the candidate for the latino community... because he is more progressive on issues that impact the country as a whole... including latinos. ((lucy flores/(d) cd-4 candidate: "there's an immense amount of momentum out there in the latino community as well for bernie sanders, and i just think he presents a different type of vision, a different type of perspective.")) ((patrick walker)) while democrats say the battle for latino voters is their fight... republicans do have some support in the community.. research firm latino decisions has calculated that 20 percent of latino registered voters in nevada are republican. unlv professor david damore works with latino decisions... and says republicans can try to reduce the 32-percent margin between democratic and republican latino voters... by toning down rhetoric. ((dr. david damore/unlv political
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make the case of how their candidacy is going to advance the issues that are important in the latino community.")) ((patrick walker)) the candidates are making their final pushes... with the democratic caucus now 17 days away. we are your local election headquarters... and will have complete coverage of the democratic caucus saturday... february 20th... along with the g-o-p caucus february 23rd. denise... ((denise valdez)) are there any big endorsements still up for grabs here in the state? ((patrick walker)) the culinary union and its 55-thousand members are not endorsing a candidate until after the primary elections. hillary clinton has been seen as a shoe-in for their endorsement... but it's no sure thing... especially with the delay this year. the union backed then- senator barack obama over clinton in 2008. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > donald trump... on the attack again. ((denise valdez)) what he's accusing fellow republican ted cruz of... following cruz's iowa caucus win. ((dave courvoisier)) las vegas... not at the top of the list of best cities to get married in. where we are ranked...
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number one./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions.
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by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. join the fight to take back our government. with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, 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.
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okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider with high-speed internet from centurylink. ((dave courvoisier)) >
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candidate donald trump is calling for results of monday's iowa caucuses... to be ruled out. trump alleges rival ted cruz of committing fraud... in a series of tweets.. he said the cruz campaign put out a release as the caucuses were beginning that said ben carson was quitting the race and that voters should go with cruz. seven of the republican hopefuls are battling for support in new hampshire... while candidate rand paul announced today.. he's suspending his campaign./// ((denise valdez)) > millions of americans are in the path of more severe weather today... a day after destructive tornadoes swept across the south. the outbreak flattened homes and knocked out power in mississippi and alabama. david begnaud is surveying the damage left behind. > "it's hitting the water tower!" at least 12 reported tornadoes tore through the south tuesday. "tornado on the ground, tornado on the ground...that things moving." this one touched down in scooba, mississippi and made it all the way to alabama...
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path of destruction that stretched across both states. in rankin county mississippi, fire fighters rescued at least 8 people from rising flood waters when i seen those lights coming down the road i knew that we were going to be ok. "seeing them come that was the best part of it. when i seen those lights coming down this road i knew that we were going to be ok." willie jackson and his family hid as a tornado barreled through their home. "we ran in the house but we survived by the grace of god" "it's right there..." the tornado that hit collinsville, mississippi ripped apart the first baptist church. it's pastor wade ricks said he heard it coming and rushed his family to safety. "the pastor loaded his wife and son up into this white suburban and pulled it alongside the church thinking the wall of the building would help protect the vehicle you can see what happened to the back window." the ricks family raced inside the church where they survived by huddling under a desk. the damage is pretty extreme. every building has received substantial damage. tornadoes in the south is creating blizzard like conditions across the central a whiteout in southwestern minnesota prompted a travel ban. .while more than a foot of snow
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((denise valdez)) there are no reports of injuries or deaths related to tornadoes in the south. but a new threat stretches from tallahassee to delaware... flash flooding./// ((dave courvoisier)) ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo >another cool and below average day today. plenty of sunshine will give way to some clouds tonight and into tomorrow morniing. but winds stay light and conditions stay calm so far. ............................... ............. afternoon temps were in the low 50's today and some high 40's by afternoon. otherwise another tranquil day. still way below average for this time of year.
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the valley but still below average. cold up in the kyle canyon again and expected to stay cold but dry overnight. ............................... ................ regional temps in the high 40's this afternoon from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where they're warmer in the 50's late today. also cool conditions from pahrump to primm. it was mild again for death valley and cold up in the southern great basin in the 20's and expected to drop to single digits by morning. ............................... .......... storm reports all the action in georgia and south carolina this time around with even reports of tornadoes. an e-f 0 was reported outside of a south carolina town today. we also have reports of flooding through north carolina and heavy rain for the mid atlantic now moving through new jersey. ............................... ............ you can see the line of storms extended from florida all the way up to connecticut. still anticipating the threat of more severe weather up the atlantic seaboard tonight. ............................... ........... over to the west we have another system coming in from the west bringing mainly clouds for our region.
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northwest with snow in east washington and over the cascades. ............................... ........... futurecast show the energy and moisture staying to the north with snow in the southern great basin and we stay dry with more clouds tonight. wind expected to stay down to 10 or less and then we start off with clouds tomorrow and sun later in the day. temps will also be slightly warmer ............................... ............... 35 for the mornign low with more clouds and chilly conditions. winds less than 10 mph. tomorrow expect a high of 54 and with clouds then sun. light winds and below normal temps still at least for now. ............................... ............... mount charleston expect a high of 35 chilly and mostly sunny with cloud in the morning. red rock at 50 and lakes mea 58 and milder. becoming sunny after some clouds in the morning. laughlin almost 60. ............................... ................... extended forecast looking at
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sunny and warmer for superbowl sunday. warmer next week with 70's in the forecast and staying dry. ((denise valdez)) > making last minute plans to see super bowl 50... prepare to pay up. ((dave courvoisier)) how much tickets to sunday's big game will set you back... and how the prices compare to years past./// <
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courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now.")) > ((denise valdez)) > the world health organization has declared a global health emergency amidst the recent zika outbreak. this comes as the governor of florida declared a health emergency in four counties... with at least nine cases of the mosquito- borne virus detected there. officials believed all the cases
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out of the country. but there are new concerns about the virus.. now that us health officials confirmed it has been spread through sexual contact. the virus has been linked to several thousands cases of a serious birth defect: ((dr. tom frieden//cdc director - the bottom-line for the public in the continental us remains the same. if you are pregnant and thinking of travelling to a place with zika spreading.. don't)) ((denise valdez)) the world health organization is also warning european countries to start preparing to fight against zika. the virus has not been transmitted there but could spread as spring and summer approach./// ((dave courvoisier)) > security is on the minds of officials as we near super bowl 50. heavily armed officers have been at all of the official events this week. the san francisco bay area is expecting a million visitors each day... and keeping everyone safe has been a two year project for federal, state and local police agencies. authorities are using high-tech equipment to search for explosives... and watch for any suspicious activity. and while there will continue to
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week... officials say there is no the big game./// ((dave courvoisier)) > ticket prices are soaring ahead of the monumental game. the average value... 18- hundred dollars. but stub-hub says they're selling tickets for an average of 5-thousand dollars. officials expect that number to drop by game time. history for you... the face value for a ticket to super bowl one... just 10-dollars./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the so- called marriage capital of the world... snubbed. ((denise valdez)) which city ranked higher than las vegas... on a list of best cities to get married in. ((dave courvoisier)) valentine's day deals that are too good to be true. coming up at six... michelle mortensen reveals the top complaints about flower deliveries... and how to make sure your significant other isn't disappointed./// ((coming up... new cases force a state to declare a zika virus emergency. plus teens preyed on via an app.
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learned too late about the new social media. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > caesar's palace will host a celebration of life for the husband of celine dion tonight. the event to honor the late rene angelil will happen at 7 p-m... inside the colosseum. the celebration will also be streamed online. angelil passed away more than two weeks ago... after a long battle with throat cancer. he was the driving force behind celine's rise to stardom.. as well as the las vegas residency that began more than a decade ago. celine is expected to resume shows on the 23rd of this month./// ((denise valdez)) > las vegas is often referred to as the marriage capital of the world... but according to a new study... our city actually missed the top spot. "wallet hub" ranked the best cities to get married in this
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the website looked at 150 of the biggest cities... and compared 18 catagories including cost of weddings... and availability of hotels. las vegas ranked second on the list... but got high marks for number of attractions and number of dj's per capita. north las vegas also made the list at number 97... and henderson at 87. coming in a number one... orlando, florida./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a winning ticket in the massive 1.6 billion dollar powerball jackpot has still not been claimed. california lottery officials say they've yet to hear from the person who bought the ticket at a chino hills 7- eleven last month. the winner of a 63-million dollar jackpot has also not come forward... and the deadline is approaching. the person has until 5 p-m thursday to claim their prize at the lottery office... or they will forfeit the 39.9 million lump sum option. the retail store owner who sold the ticket will still receive 315- thousand dollars... even if no one shows up to claim the multi-million dollar jackpot./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks
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((denise valdez)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier)) > 911 calls take minutes... >> pelley: a health emergency has been declared in florida with nine cases of zika virus and all the right conditions for more. also tonight, devastating tornadoes in the deep south. >> just surreal, to walk out and see this, that this could happen in a matter of seconds. >> pelley: as the candidates campaign in new hampshire, trump calls for a do-over in iowa. and, the incredible super bowl
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