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unknown. ((dave courvoisier)) that has some worried that i t could happen again... vanessa murphy's live at metro police headquarters with the story. vanessa? you want someone to pick up immediately.... but yesterday - that did not happen...even with a new mutli-million dollar system. and for that - the department is saying sorry. (( )) ((assistant sheriff tom roberts/metro police: yesterday's unfortunate event is not representative of the kind of sevice that we want to provide and is definitely not what the public deserves. and for that, i'd like to apologize to the community.)) ((vanessa murphy)) assistant sheriff tom roberts admits there was a 9-1-1 failure tuesday for about six hours. people calling for help received busy signals, calls were dropped, and some callers may have waited 30 to 50 minutes for an answer, according to metro police...while calls were
((roberts: i know we've received some complaints. you know i know our call takers last night when we began dispatching calls again i know there some very unhappy citizens.)) ((vanessa murphy)) it's unclear what impact the failure may have had.... but think about a call for example for domestic violence.... ((hannah brook/safe nest it can escalate very quickly and so every single second counts)) ((vanessa murphy)) hannah brook works for safe nest which helps victims. ((brook: it's already a very volatile situation and so if they're picking up that phone because it's a life or death situation, then it can honestly mean between life or death.)) ((vanessa murphy)) roberts says the department does not yet know how many callers were affected.... or what caused the failure but foul play has been ruled out. ((roberts: well that was definitely a concern for us last night with everything that's going on in the world today. )) ((vanessa murphy)) the 911 system was replaced in december. the department says it will cost
dollars over the next ten years. and that the system needed to be replaced because it was outdated.... in fact, there was a 911 failure on that old system last summer. same types of problems for callers. reporting live, vanessa murphy 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, they don't know what went wrong... so theoretically this could happen again. ((vanessa murphy)) dave, the assistant sheriff says it's unlikely this would happen again. there is increased monitoring and staffing on hand to help...and to also, again, figure out what caused the problem. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) a controversial convention opens in las vegas ... putting the spotlight on trophy hunting here in the u-s and abroad. ((denise valdez)) the safari club international kicks off its annual 4 day convention at the mandalay bay hotel and casino. despite the fact that 70- thousand people have signed a petition to keep this event from returning to the city. patranya bhoolsuwan is live in our newsroom. patranya? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) so far
have signed this online petition. i printed out just a few pages here and they represent people from all over the world.. but here in vegas, the hunting club, safari international, is moving forward with its convention...an d protesters say they will also be there for the duration of the event to make their voices heard: < ((nats of protest)) animal rights activists begging for compassion .. ((carrie leblanc/compassio nworks international: "we think it's a ridiculous waste of life.")) targeting their attacks at trophy hunters from around the world. ((carrie leblanc/compassio nworks international: "a travesty against endangered species.")) they stood outside the mandalay bay where some 20 thousand people gather in las vegas for the 44th annual safari club international. the event features everything from hunting gears to taxidermy displays...it also offers auctions for permits to kill some 600 hundred animals from more than 30 countries. these include everything from the red deer in new zealand to black bears in alaska.
nworks international: "people around the world were outrage.")) carrie leblanc is with animal advocacy group, compassionwor ks international, based in henderson. she's joined by those from humane society of the u-s, who say the story of cecil the lion killed by a trophy hunter from minnesota last year, got them more support. ((wendy keefover/humane society of us: "the outrcry of cecil has galvanized people around the world and people starting to understand how disgusting this practice is.")) we reached out to safari club international for an interview. they sent us this statement saying the group supports the right to protest, but that it quote "does much more for the conservation of habitat than many of the misguided policies that these protesters would like to see supported" unquote. ((nats protest)) the demonstrators say they will stay put outside the hotel until saturday when their rally will coincide with some 30 other cities across the country. > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) we also reached out to mgm to get their response on the petition.
"our convention facilities are contracted by wide rage of organizations with diverse interests. we understand not everyone will support every viewpoint held by thousands of groups that meet at our facilities each year." ((denise valdez)) a lot of people are in town for this convention, but i thought the popularity of big game hunting was on the decline? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) according to an hbo/marist poll, 56 percent of americans oppose hunting animals for sport and 86 percent consider big game hunting to be especially distasteful. and since the cecil's incident ... dozens of airlines including delta and american have banned hunters from bringing their animal trophies on flights. back to you./// ((denise valdez)) > a 60-year-old man is dead after his car crashed into a pole tonight at the buffalo and cheyenne intersection... but it likely wasn't the crash that killed him. metro police say the man was driving when he suffered some sort of medical episode. a female passenger treid to
into traffic... and it ended up hitting a pole. the car suffered minimal damage, but the man died at the hospital: ((sgt. richard strader/ metro fatal detail: "this is a relatively busy intersection most of the days and we're still in a busy time of the evening, so the fact that no one else was hit including a pedestrian that could have been hit is a miracle." )) ((denise valdez)) the passenger did go to umc but she wasn't hurt. the coroner's office will release the victim's name./// ((dave courvoisier)) > ammon bundy and his followers who led an armed standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge have been indicted tonight. a federal grand jury returned the indictments against the 11 people arrested so far... and others. four people are believed to still be holed up in the malheur national wildlife refuge. the indictment remains sealed tonight... but it will be made public soon. defense attorneys demanded the immediate release so they could know what charges their clients face... but that request was denied. once we have the indictment details we'll be sure to update you on the charges they face.///
((denise valdez)) > democratic candidates hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders took questions from voters in a town hall meeting tonight in new hampshire. the two finished about as close as possible in the iowa caucuses... with clinton edging out sanders to claim 23 delegates. sanders won 21 delegates. the democratic socialist from vermont holds an advantage over clinton in new hampshire polling. both candidates were asked tough questions: ((sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate: "my spirituality is that we are all in this together, and that when children go hungry when veterans sleep out in the street it impacts me." (hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) look i made speeches to lots of groups, i told them what i thought, i answered questions. (anderson cooper/host) but did you have to be paid $675,000 ? (clinton:) well i don't know )) ((denise valdez)) sanders was responding to his comment that he's not particularly religious... and clinton to a question about her speaking fee for goldman sachs.
have a hard time advancing his far-left agenda without more democratic representation in congress./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're starting to get a better picture of the real contenders in the republican presidential field. two more candidates bowed out of the race today. kentucky senator rand paul... the more libertarian candidate in the campaign... bowed out. then, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum announced that he's out -- and gave florida senator marco rubio his endorsement./// ((dave courvoisier)) > iowa caucus winner ted cruz apologized to rival candidate doctor ben carson today. cruz staffers told iowa voters that carson was about to drop out of the race... to encourage them to vote for cruz instead. today, cruz addressed the controversy and chalked it up to a misunderstandi ng: (( sen. ted cruz, (r) presidential candidate: "i called him afterward the next day and i apologized to him directly, i said, listen, it was a mistake for our team not to forward your subsequent statement. now i didn't know about any of this, i was off campaigning and barnstorming, this was something the team had done but it was a mistake." )) ((dave courvoisier)) cruz also
reported that carson was taking a break after iowa to go home before campaigning in new hampshire. that's true -- but the article did not say carson was dropping out. cruz later admitted the mistake. donald trump likened the tactic to voter fraud and says he's considering suing over the iowa results. remember, 8 news now is your local election headquarters./// ((denise valdez)) > if you just got that w-2 and were planning to file your taxes... you might end up waiting longer for your refund. the internal revenue service says it has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. the outage could affect refunds, but the i-r-s doesn't anticipate major disruptions. the e-file system and "where's my refund" service are part of the affected areas. companies like turbotax and h&r block are not affected, but have to hold on to your tax return until the i-r-s systems are up and running again./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a major development across the pond tonight... wikileaks founder julian assange says he will surrender to
not rule that he is being detained illegally. that decision is expected friday. assange has been in the ecuadorian embassy in london for over three years to avoid potentially being turned over to british or american authorities to face charges related to releasing classified documents. assange was wanted for questioning by swedish officials for alleged sexual assaults, but has not been charged. in a statement, assange writes that there is no meaningful prospect of further appeal if he loses on friday. if he prevails, he says he expects the immediate return of his passport and the termination of further attempts to arrest him./// ((denise valdez)) > the u-n has temporarily suspended peace talks trying to end the war in syria. talks have done little thus far to produce any meaningful resolutions between the syrian government and rebel forces. syria remains embroiled in two wars... the civil war for control of the country and the international coalition that's bombing isis,
syria./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a las vegas rally for men's rights has been canceled tonight. an update to the controversial story we brought you earlier... and why the event planner says he's calling it off. plus: (( chris maathuis: " how has female broadcasting changed for the super bowl? we'll tell you coming up at 8 news now at 11. " )) ((tedd florendo)) and another chilly morning, but a warm up is on the way. take a look at your super bowl forecast. but it gets even warmer next week. we'll show you what to expect coming up. <
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vegas saturday has been canceled. a men's rights activist planned an "international meet up day" for his followers. but tonight, issued a statement saying he can't guarantee safety or privacy of men who wanted to be there. the self proclaimed pick up artist came under fire for blogging about legalizing rape. 8 news now reporter karen castro shows us the controversial plan that just got canned. < ((amanda flett - australia: this is actually happening back in australia as well and everyone is really angry about it. david cooper - england: i looked on facebook yesterday and it's just flying out of everywhere like.)) ((karen castro)) these foreign visitors are talking about the "international meetup day" for straight men only... put on by self proclaimed pick
it's aimed at gathering roosh v's followers who share the same views including anti-feminism. ((amanda flett - australia: it just goes against like everything that women have been working towards, equal rights and such, it's just absolutely ridiculous.)) ((karen castro)) most recently, the 36-year-old american-born writer came under fire after publishing an article on his website about legalizing rape.... setting off a firestorm on social media. he then claimed in was satire. ((marc randazza - first amendment attorney: by thinking that this means that he is advocating rape, people are screaming about it, just making him more famous.)) ((karen castro)) the rape crisis center in las vegas is responding to the issue in a statement that reads in part quote--- " it's ludicrous we even have to comment on the notion that rape should be legal on private property or anywhere else. our sole intent for commenting is to remind everyone that sexual assault, under any circumstances, at any location, is illegal and immoral." -- end quote. ((david cooper - england: i kinda think there needs to be something done to stop false allegations of rape but i don't really think you should have rape be made legal.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now.
((denise valdez)) the listing page for the event has been scrubbed for all locations tonight. roosh v apologizes to all who were let down by the decision./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that severe weather front continues to push east and is leaving even more damage tonight. ((tedd florendo)) yeah dave, more reported tornadoes and strong gusts... this is video from fort stewart, georgia... where a tornado came through this evening leaving downed powerlines, trees, and debris all over the place. fortunately, there were no reported injuries, but 40 to 50 people and some pets were displaced./// ((tedd florendo))
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 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
bringing mainly clouds for our region. more rain though for northern california and the pacific northwest with snow in east 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. 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 warmer conditions. with breezes on friday. sunny and warmer for superbowl sunday. warmer next week with 70's in
((dave courvoisier)) > we're one day closer to the big game. ((denise valdez)) ron futrell is on the sports desk tonight while chris is in san francisco. ((ron futrell)) and we're going to check in live with chris in just a few... look who he found on media row today at the super bowl --- we'll hear from dana white plus, the best rebels football recruiting class... ever? sports is next./// "from 8 news now, this is
festivities all week... but for folks who wanna see the game it costs a pretty penny. chris joins us live in san fran with more on ticket prices. hi, chris! ((chris
maathuis)) i remember less than a year ago, tickets for the floyd mayweather, manny pacquiao fight were crazy expensive. but guess what super bowl 50 even more expensive. tickets to the game can be bought at a price:
now there won't be a single empty seat at levi stadium and there may be more panther fans. glenn "we've seen more interest in carolina fans then denver fans now the only way we can really measure it is based on the zip code of where people are buying from so what you don't know fans who might be living around the country if you're coming to the game" if you're planning on using stubhub remember you physically have to come down to pick up your ticket and one more thing they have never had a counterfeit super bowl ticket> guess who could have gotten a ticket if he wanted one. ufc president dana white he was here at super bowl week talking football and fighting. so i asked him who is he picking in historic super bowl 50? (( dana white/ufc president: "well the patriots arent in it so it's not very historic for me but i'm a huge cam newton fan i
think it's going to be a blowout i think cam newton is team is going to blow this one out")) veteran sports journalist leslie visser will be covering her 34th super bowl. when she thinks back to how women were treated at those first games the nfl has come along way (( leslie visser/veteran sports broadcaster- writer: "when i started there were no ladies rooms imagine that there were no women when i started it's come along way the credential when i started said no women or children in the press box which was very diminishing")) ((chris maathuis)) ((ron futrell)) ((chris maathuis))
one of its best recruiting classes ever for rebel football they've got 10 players who are listed as three- star players, most ever for the rebels, but what makes coach tony sanches most happy, is that he beat a lot of other mountain west schools for the top athletes ((tony sanchez/unlv head coach: "we went head to head with a lot of teams in our conference, a lot of teams from my understanding we haven't really beaten before and we beat them on some guys. you win some. you lose some. we won a lot more than we lost on that. i think you'll see that as the future moves forward." )) you saw dana white there earlier --- the ufc has it's big super bowl card on saturday at the mgm grand --- a battle of two great welterweights --- former champ
1 steven thompson --- this welterweight card was bumped up after a couple of heavyweights were injured. ((johny hendricks/#2 welterweight: "i'm happy that i'm able to be taking the place of cain or verdoom and sort of be able to headline a card. that's always a plus. secondly, it's just an opportunity for me to redeem myself and come back strong.")) ((dave courvoisier)) > we're
features some of the most beautiful and glamorous casinos in the world. ((dave courvoisier)) people travel from near and far for the entertainment and the gaming they provide... but for some folks in fresno... the trip is a little too far. detectives say they've taken down a casino operation... run out of an apartment! deputies with the sheriff's office say the apartment had gaming machines filled with cash. one suspect's daughter said her mother and step-dad used the operation as their source of income: (( "not everybody can get a job or be successful, you know, so if they can find whatever way to make money to live, then that's