tv 8 News Now at 4 AM CBS February 10, 2016 4:00am-4:30am PST
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm kirsten joyce, ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. north las vegas police say they have made a big break in this weekend's deadly hit and run crash. they found the van that hit and killed a 2-year- old girl.. and that girls' father says... they have the driver in custody. ((kirsten joyce)) little evelyn green was crossing the street in front of her house.. when she was hit. her family said the driver stopped, apologized, then took off before police arrived.. 8 news now exclusively spoke with evelyn's father last night... after he spoke with investigators: ((josh green/father: "they had a lead, they found the dude and that they have the vehicle that they are putting the search warrant in right now so they can go pick up the vehicle but they have the dude right now...the dude said he's seen the news and
was in the white van and i was loftus)) police haven't confirmed they have the suspect behind bars. right now the family says they are preparing for evelyn's funeral. a go fund me account has been set up to help the family. you can find more information on our website las vegas now dot com/// /// morning.. a former music teacher is being investigated.. for inappropriately touching 2 12- year-old girls. william crawford was arrested this week. north las vegas police say... it all happened while he was teaching at somerset academy. the school says the 49- year-old teacher worked there for less than 3 months during the first half of the 2012-2013 school year. they say they didn't know about any of the claims against him... when his employment ended. the school says they promise to provide support to anyone who may have been affected. if you have any information on this case, call crimestoppers. /// ((kirsten joyce)) it looks like the taxicab authority isn't going anywhere yet. lawmakers say they aren't dissolving the agency... after a january audit claimed
customers. ((brian loftus)) as patrick walker reports. this comes as a divide grows.. between cab owners.. and the people who drive them. < ((phillip rodman/cab driver: "the corruption and the greed needs to be stopped.")) ((patrick walker)) the taxicab authority's troubled past. seemingly on trial tuesday in front of a legislative subcommittee that's deciding its fate. a january state audit said the authority needed to adhere to its statuatory roles... correct its fee structure... and adjust or eliminate the credit card fee. the report concluded the changes would save customers nearly 50- million dollars per year. cab drivers at the meeting say it's time to do away with the taxicab authority. ((carlos bracamontes/cab driver: "we wouldn't miss them if they became the nta.")) ((phillip rodman/cab driver: "i'm tired of this, i'm tired of barely paying my bills so they can make record profits, thank you.")) ((patrick walker)) but cab owners say the authority is operating just fine. and an attorney reviewing the audit on behalf of the authorty says he takes issue with the state's audit. ((neal tomlinson/attorne y: "i found the report, excuse me, the audit report to be extremely misleading, and as mr. awad said, in some cases, just
"are we going to long way?")) authority got a black eye... when then-director gordon walker resigned in 2011 as pressure over long- hauling and other now... amid this latest audit... the authority is going on the offensive... preparing its own counter- audit consider. 8 news now. > ((brian loftus)) yesterday, the p-u-c was also up for discussion by the committee. lawmakers told attorneys that for the commission... meetings... in response to complaints by citizens... that the commission has been /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk clear skies and mild temps again this morning...
another beautiful spring day in las vegas and southern nevada. .......... this morning we are cooling off to the 40s around the valley. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75 degrees! <
((kirsten joyce)) > hall and oates fans... the m-g-m grand is making your dreams come true! the rock and roll hall of famers are coming to town this fall. they'll take the stage at the september 23- rd... with special guests "sharon jones and the dap-kings"... as well as "trombone shorty and orleans avenue". tickets go on sale friday at 10 a-m... starting at 35-dollars. daryl hall and john oates are music history. /// joyce))
crash on flamingo and rainbow. happened after two am this morning. injuries reported. metro responding to a hit and run crash on eastern and owens. if you live on the east side off linn lane, just know that crews are fighting a fire in a residential neighborhood along linn just off carey and christy lane. > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a california man got himself locked up on the job... but not by police. ((brian loftus)) how long he was stuck inside of a newspaper stand... him out. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... helping the sick find comfort through pet therapy. we'll introduce you to the woman
important, allison? allison > a lot of hustle and bustle in the media filing center at the expo in manchester nh. journalists from all over the world watching these results from nh. why nh though? i asked a pollster who said that new hampshire is better than any other at state at choosing someone who's going to go on and do very well. even if they don't become the actual nominee for their party they're going to do well in the election if they do well in nh. he said it's very different from the iowa caucuses because the iowa caucus- goers are much different voters. so new hampshire is really something a lot of journalists focus on. (( frank luntz: new hampshire sets the tone for the rest of
if you can win in nh you probably tone for the rest of the country. if you can win in nh you probably can win in other places if you can't win in nh, an awful lot of campaigns just close up shop. nh does a better job of picking eventual nominees than any other state in the country.")) allison luntz went on to tell me he predicts more than one candidate will be dropping out of the race, much as we saw in the iowa caucuses after the results are complete here tonight, within the next 48 hours. we will look to see if that prediction is in fact true. reporting in manchester nh,
allison warren yleh. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > nevada's first in the west caucuses are coming up this month. the democrats will caucus on february 20-th... and the republicans on the 23-rd. both parties will hold mock trainings to explain how the caucuses work. you do have to be a registered member of the party to participate. we also set up explainers on how to caucus...on las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) >... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... both on air and online. plus you can watch our "politics now" show every sunday at 5:30. /// ((brian loftus)) > amazon wants
immortalized in wax. their wax figures are the first of the new year for the museum. the osmond's are also the first wax couple creation. madame tussaud's says they are continuing their efforts... continuing their efforts... to put more a local focus on the attraction: (( stephan degan / gm, madame tussaud's las vegas: "to create figures that are iconic, that are vegasy, that are here -- that are residents, that attract more locals to come to our attractions in the city as well." )) ((sherry swensk)) the official unveiling is this morning at 10- am. donny and marie agreed to future book signing appearances at the museum. /// let's get to sherry with a look
((kirsten joyce)) > if you're still trying to find the perfect gift for your valenine... amazon can help with your last minute shopping. ((brian loftus)) today, amazon's "prime now" flower delivery service is starting up here in las vegas... and from 10-am this morning till midnight on valentine's day... you can get flowers delivered to your sweetheart in just hours. amazon is offering a free two hour delivery service... but for one hour, it'll be eight bucks. more info is posted on amazon's "prime now" app. ///
the 84-year-old man was stuck without any water or food. police believe he locked himself inside while selling newspapers. he was trapped until someone heard him inside the stand. the man is lucky to be alive following california's unseasonably warm temperatures. /// ((brian loftus)) > man's best friend is helping bring comfort. ((kirsten joyce)) in this week's acts of kindness... we showcase the woman using pet therapy...
you... it's not a volunteer job for everyone... but it's the perfect fit for her, and her loving companion. becky gang is our acts of kindness recipient this week... she's done pet therapy work for 15 years in the valley. she's worked at a number of facilities, but says... nathan adelson hospice... is her home. " good boy panzer."... ((kirsten joyce)) when the scarf goes on... this two -year - old long haired german shepherd, knows.... it's time for work...
panzer is my ninth therapy dog.. each one of my dogs has been a little different... ((kirsten joyce)) becky gang has been walking the halls of nathen adelson hospice... with a variety of furry companions... as a pet therapist. she's done this once a week, for more than ten years... becky gang/ acts of kindness recipient "if we touch one person the day we come. we've done our job. ((kirsten joyce)) pet therapy is a very unique volunteer service, as these loving animals provide different measure of comfort for everyone. many times its panzer... who will lead becky... into a room. becky gang/ acts of kindness recipient "he's the most in tune with patients that are very ill. the ones that are maybe non- communicative, he will pull me into a room and just go sit by the bedside with the patient.. i just stand there and let him do his thing .' " i do spend an awful lot of time with family members.... they're here from out of time.. missing their dogs.... i spent a lot of time with staff, because its a stressful
addition to doing pet therapy, becky
and her husband, as certified testers.... tested dogs for the nathan adelson hospice program for free... and helped with supervised visits . lisa browder /nah 'she's worn so many hats here, it's hard to identify everything here that she's done for us.. but the biggest part of it.. is she's always available.' ((kirsten joyce)) money presentation : "lisa's nominated you.. you received our acts of kindness.. you'll be getting a check for 800 dollars. .thank you so much.. you guys.. you faked me out... laughter.. thank you so much, i really appreciate it, right panzer... thank you to everybody ((kirsten joyce)) > if you would like to nominate someone for our series... go to las vegas now dot com. or send us an email... now dot com. ///
> a woman claims she was brutally beaten by a metro police officer... and she's speaking to 8 news now in an exlusive interview. we hear her side of the story... and why she's planning on suing others in this case. ((brian loftus)) > plus... animals still being put down in las vegas' biggest shelter. but the animal foundation says they're ready to transition to a no kill shelter... we examine what it would take to make the plan work. ((kirsten joyce)) > and forget about the go- pro camera! what a skier did that