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lot of american beers been drunk but it's also huge overseas. we take you live to san francisco to find out how the big game has turned into a big cash cow internationally for the n-f-l./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6."
> ((dave courvoisier)) > a 9-1-1 dispatch center... usually receives about 300 calls a day... and those callers expect an answer within seconds. ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez... in for paula. that's not what locals experienced yesterday... when some people had to wait for nearly an hour to talk to a dispatcher. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa murphy was at a media briefing earlier at metro police headquarters. that's where she's reporting live.... ((vanessa murphy)) we learned the system that failed is a new system...that the department is paying more than seven and a half million dollars for over the next ten years. metro and the 911 company called airbus are working to figure out how the failure happened.
say they have heard from people expressing their anger over the 911 failure which may have left some callers waiting 30 to 50 minutes. here's what assistant sheriff tom roberts told us: it is unclear how many callers were affected over the six hour period.
calls were dispatched to henderson and north las vegas where metro staffers went to help answer the rerouted calls after the problem was discovered around 3:30 tuesday afternoon. the industry standard for 911 is for a call to be answered in ten seconds.... but yesterday callers could have waited 30 to fifty minutes. and before calls were rerouted,, some calls were dropped. roberts apologized to the community. he said it is unlikely a failure like this would happen again. there is additional monitoring and staffing though just in case and to also help figure how the failure happened. he said foul play has been ruled out though.
roberts/metro police: well that was definitely a concern for us last night with everything that's going on in the world today. we were told immediately by airbus, they can monitor firewalls remotely, and that was not the issue yesterday. that was definitely our major concern.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the assistant sheriff told us the old 911 system was upgraded and replaced in december because it was out of date. and there was a failure last summer on that old system. back to you. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, was that a similar failure? ((vanessa murphy)) yes, we're told it was the same result where calls had to be rerouted and callers experienced delays... but the failures are for different reasons. last summer, the problem was outdated technology. last night - there was a technical issue - but this is on new equipment....agai n, the reason is still unclear. ((denise valdez)) > metro police
involved in a deadly shooting in the eastern part of the valley. this happened early this morning near charleston and boulder highway. police say they found a man in his late 40's or early 50's with multiple gunshot wounds... he was dead at the scene. police say no arrests have been made yet. if you know anything... call police or crimestoppers./// ((denise valdez)) > a federal grand jury has indicted ammon bundy and his followers... for their involvement in the armed standoff in oregon. federal prosecutors say the indictment involved the 11 people arrested so far and - quote- "others." that could mean the four holdouts still occupying the wildlife refuge. the indictment should be made public sometime tomorrow. preliminary hearings were on the books for today... those were scrapped when the indictments came down./// ((dave courvoisier)) > what's next for the second largest city in nevada? today henderson mayor andy hafen made his state of the city address. he talked about the city's growth including business development. but with the city expanding---ther e's a need for more public safety.
marin looks into the mayors plans to keep up with the demand. ((mauricio marin)) business is growing in henderson. some want to see it continue flourishing like the henderson chamber of commerce. which is now up to 12-hundred members. up from 700 only four years ago. ((scott muelrath/presiden t & ceo, henderson chamber of commerce: "we want to continue to see a gradual growth pace." )) ((mauricio marin)) in the state of the city wednesday...hen derson mayor andy hafen says being one of the safest cities in the nation helps attracts business. ((mayor andy hafen/city of henderson: "if that's going to continue we're going to have to be willing to pay for it." )) ((mauricio marin)) but warned something's got to give. 2009 was the last time a police station was constructed. and a henderson fire station hasn't been built since 2002. in those 14 years...the mayor says the city has grown from about 195- thousand residents to nearly 300- thousand. ((mayor andy hafen/city of henderson: so we''re really looking down the road of ways to look at new resources especially the capital need we have in our public safety arena." )) ((mauricio marin)) so the mayor plans to push for more police
resources... because with more homes getting built...business leaders say investing in public safety helps with economic growth. ((scott muelrath/presiden t & ceo, henderson chamber of commerce: 'that flow of development again has a ripple effect down to the business community and to the residents alike." )) ((mauricio marin)) and those residents want to keep henderson an attractive place to live. ((mayor andy hafen/city of henderson: "it is a place to call home." )) mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) working to provide more information to residents---the mayor announced henderson's data explorer. it allows citizens to look up crime data and city demographics from home. we have a link to it on las- vegas- now- dot- com./// ((denise valdez)) > the r-t-c wants to hear from you... about a new way to get around downtown las vegas. its posted an online survey... before it launches the valley's first public bike share system. it's expected to go live late this summer... focusing on downtown las vegas. there will be about 18 stations... with 180 bicycles available for
we've posted a link to the r-t- c's survey on las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > don't be day. side... with your best bet to make sure lover... show up in perfect condition. tedd florendo >and we have perfect weather headed our way. we just have to get through this morning temps. we have your superbowl forecast and 70's on the way.
83 new charges were filed against 26- year- old jimmy carter kim today. the north las vegas man is accused of kidnapping a 14- year- old arizona girl... after she told police she'd been held captive and raped repeatedly before escaping kim's home. kim is behind bars on one- and- a- half- million- dollar bail.... he's expected in court for a preliminary hearing on march first./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and a competency hearing has been set for the 20- year- old man accused of waving a gun around on the las vegas strip... pretending to shoot traffic and tourists. this video is from the last time kahleal black was in court... he had to be restrained the entire time. his public defender is seeking the mental health evaluation... because black showed clear signs of mental illness during that court appearance. a metro officer opened fire on black in front of the bellagio fountains last month... the bullets missed... but ricocheted and grazed a 4- year- old boy. the competency hearing is set for february 19-th./// ((denise valdez)) > celine dion returns to the stage at the
to celebrate the life of her husband rene angelil. the event starts at seven tonight. several speakers will be on hand... sharing their favorite stories and memories. celine dion will also be there... but is not expected to sing. 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. we've posted a link so you can watch tonight's "celebration of life"... on las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) > super bowl 50 is just days away now. we take you live to san francisco... where chris maathuis has been reporting to see just how much the game has grown into a global
february 15th the 8 on your side hotline is flooded with calls from angry cupids who say their valentine's day delivery was a disappointment. ((denise valdez)) so this year our consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here with some tips... to make sure you get what you pay for. michelle. ((michelle mortensen)) there's really 2 problems people face. they either ordered an arrangement online that looks nothing like the picture ... or what they ordered didn't arrive on time. either way it's no good. it was such a problem last year people took to social media blasting companies for their valetine's day fails. so how can you avoid this happening to you? first .. buy local. tell them what you can afford and ask for the biggest most colorful arrangement at that price point. i tested this out in 2013 in an 8 on your side investigation ... and the local florist arrangements i ordered were bigger... prettier.. and lasted longer than the online versions ...
one more tip... ask to see a picture of the arrangement before its deleivered. that way you can make a change if something isn't right. and .. if you do have to order online ... check the measurements. the picture of a $20 bouquet might look amazing ... but meaurements won't lie. it could be quite small at that price. ((michelle mortensen)) my last tip .. valentine's day falls on a sunday ... so send your gift early. no one will complain. it's only a problem when you're late. and i do have a few valentine gift deals for you on my coupon page. just go to las vegas now dot com and click on 8 on your side to check them out. ((weather toss)) <
< tedd florendo ((>another 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. milder over to the east sid eof
the valley but still below average. cold up in the kyle canyon again and expected to stay cold but
............................... ................ 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. more rain though for northern california and the pacific 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 highof 35 chilly and mostly sunny with cloud in the morning. red rock at 50 and lakes mea 58 d milder.ci sunny after some clouds theorning.laughlin almost 60.......................... ................. tended forecast looking atrmer conditions.th breezes on friday.sunny anwm for superbowl nday. rr next week with 70's in e forecast d staying dry. sportsporters from aund the world ve converged on san franciscois week... ead othe big match- up between thcolina panthersand the denver broncos. deourvoisier)) the media presence grows every yea.. the super bowles getting gger and bigger.orts director chris maathuis is live in san francisco with
has turned the championship geinto a global cash cowchris maathuis)) how big ise nfl? they already own one day a week, not to mention they're part owners of monday's and thursday's. and the league has become so big, they own one week of the year as well. they come from everywhere and all parts of the globe to one destination-- the super bowl leslie visser- veteran sports broadcaster. 07-12 "this is my 35th super bowl and when i started radio row was a row it was one row" this week's chatter on most radio and tv stations center on the big game, and who would've guessed it would become this big visser "and look at it" media coming from all over the world, simply because it's what fans want it, crave it and can't get enough of the national football
australia 28-33 "it's gone from lower ranked decade ago to something that come monday morning when the game is on there will 300 different establishments pubs and bars around melbourne" there are hundreds of credentialed media from outside the us covering the big game and growing it as well dan fridman univision mexico city 46-52 "and the growing of the game is obviously it's increasing the popularity of it in mexico and it's actually the second largest team sport in mexico" shiori sakurai japannfl.com 56-1:02 "it is growing but still a minor sport but we are trying to get more people involved in football especially the nfl" while football is growing in japan, fans in australia will make big sacrifices to watch it luke dircy triple-m media - australia 1:10-1:15 "it will be monday morning around 9 am australian time literally millions of people will be tuning in" richard canham perform group london 1:15-1:20 "they are going to show up and stay up late the super bowl goes on till maybe 4 o'clock in the morning in the uk i think there's a lot of dedicated fans who will stay up and get involved in a party" sixto lopez casa madrid novedades quntana roo - cancun
residents and hotels announce the game to see the super bowl there are special promotions something like that" you know it's coming, who outside the us will be the first to host the big game? judging from enthusiasm my money is on the aussies luke dircy triple-m media australia "pubs in australia they'll be a lot of american beers been drunk a lot of burgers be neat nearest breakfast time so maybe not breakfast food but australians are all over the super bowl" ((chris maathuis)) and of course you can watch the super bowl this sunday right here on cbs./// ((dave courvoisier)) >ron's in for chris maathuis tonight --- ((denise valdez)) i'm guessing we have some super bowl stuff
news music voice over: "from 8 news now this is sports. > ((ron futrell)) > you know if it's super bowl week, the ufc is going to have a major fight in las vegas --- they've got a good one saturday night at the mgm grand -- two of the best welterweights doing battle -- former champion johny hendricks against stephen thompson in the main event --- also --- local
thompson is 11-1 and hoping eventually to get a title shot. as for hendricks this is just the second time has fought since he lost the title to robbie lawler in 2014. ((johny hendricks, #2 welterweight: "everybody thinks he's going to beat me on his feet. that's really the jist of it. every time they predict that, it doesn't happen." stephen thompson, #8 welterweight: "i'm in shape and i'm strong. i'm ready to go five 5 minute rounds. but hopefully we'll put a foot upside his head." )) ((ron futrell)) > security is tight for super bowl 50 in san francisco --- and in santa clara -- the sight of sunday's game there are no specific threats reported right now --- but this is the world we live in now where we need to be hypervigilant. i covered the superbowl in 2002 in san diego -- right after 9- 11 and they had just started to ramp up security then and they keep finding new ways to keep people and stadiums secure. they've got lots of armed officers on the ground --- bomb sniffing dogs and choppers and planes keeping eyes on the activities. with the stadium an hour south of san francisco, that makes security a bit tougher but the
/// ((ron futrell)) you can watch all the fun from the comfort of your home ---here's the weekend programming schedule --- please take notes. 7:30 saturday night is the nexstar big game special. 8:00 the super bowls greatest commercials --- then 9:00 saturday conan obrien hosts the nfl honors awards show. then on sunday the fun begins at 8:00am nfl films has its super bowl special --- and at 11:00 the cbs nfl today pre game show begins --- and kickoff will be at 3:30 --- so --- a busy weekend. /// ((ron futrell)) > big day for the rebel football program --- its signing day, and for the frist time ever the rebels picked up 10 three star recruits --- that's means they're some of the top players in the nation. perhaps the best pick in the bunch --- johnny stanton -- duel
threat quarterbakc. this guy is the real deal, went to nebraska out of high school --- then transferred to saddlebakc junior college where he was juco offensive player of teh year --- sounds like the type of guy the rebels need.
top job, but coach tony sanchez see stanton as --- possibly --- the quarterback of the future for the rebels. ((tony sanchez, 2nd year unlv coach: "it happens. you know i think there is a guy playing on sunday that started at florida that had to go to junior college and then went to auburn. it's one of those deals. sometimes, when you walk into a situation, it doesn't fit for nobody's fault, no particular reason. it just is not a good fit. i don't think it was for him over there. so he went back to saddleback and gained his confidence back and became the johnny stanton i remember watching and talking to in high school. we got some guys who he's going to have to compete with but we are really excited we got him."
)) dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. paula francis see you tonight at 11. goodnight.///