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meanwhile, the f-b-i has moved in on the remaining occupiers of the malheur national wildlife refuge... and nevada assemblywoman michele fiore is angling to put herself right in the middle of it. thanks for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez in for paula tonight. the f-b-i says this all started when one of the occupiers rode an a-t-v outside of established barricades around 4:30 this afternoon. when they approached him... he quickly returned to his encampment. negotiations then began for a surrender. ((dave courvoisier)) the occupiers are refusing to back down... and have been live-streaming audio of the ordeal on youtube for several hours now. we've heard intense and profane exchanges from the remaining four militia members... challenging the f-b-i to shoot them and promising if they're harmed there will be a revolution. ((denise valdez)) assemblywoman michele fiore flew into portland tonight... a 5-hour drive from burns... where this is playing out. she called in and urged the occupiers to hold out without exchanging fire:
michele fiore: "i am with you in spirit, god is with you in spirit, and if we're walking out, we don't need our weapons right now. they cannot fire upon you with the world watching." // reporter: "michele, what are you hoping to do?" fiore: "i'm hoping just to get them off the refuge alive!" )) ((denise valdez)) fiore is on her way to the refuge right now -- hoping that she herself can broker some sort of peace deal... but it's unclear what role, if any, she will play when she gets there. ((dave courvoisier)) the bundys are also involved tonight... sending out a call to "america, patriots, and the militia"... saying "it's time" to act. the message says cliven bundy is headed to the harney county resource center to get involved. said they may surrender tomorrow. no shots have been fired./// ((denise valdez)) > we're following another breaking story tonight... metro's homicide investigators are at a house near 215 and lone mountain where a man was shot dead in an apparent domestic violence incident.
after 7:30 when neighbors heard arguing and a single gunshot. a man was found dead in the driveway... and police say his longtime girlfriend pulled the trigger -- but she might not face charges: (( lt. dan mcgrath/ metro homicide: "she indicated that she was the victim of a domestic violence situation where she had been struck, umm, and then uh... there was not a question of whether she was the one who shot him, but i think her indicating that she had been battered." )) ((denise valdez)) crime scene investigators are working to determine where the shotgun blast was fired from... and whether the man was shot in the back or the chest. those results could determine whether charges are filed. the woman requested a lawyer and has not been formally questioned yet. if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more medical marijuana dispensaries... also mean more of a black market for the drug. ((denise valdez)) that led law
near pecos and hacienda -- vanessa murphy has the exclusive look inside that marijuana grow house that was busted earlier today. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) police say the marijuana grown inside this home could be linked to an illegal drug delivery service.... you can find one easily on the internet.... and some customers doing this are becoming victims of crimes... busting a place like this police may help them get ahead of the problem. (( )) ((sharon israel/neighbor: the last couple of days my husband went on our side patio kept saying i smell a weird smell.)) ((sharon: i said i have no idea what that is.)) ((vanessa murphy)) turns out a drug task force found more than a hundred marijuana plants and a complex grow operation inside this house in this paradise neighborhood. ((michael conti/neighbor: it's just a shame to see something like this happen.)) ((vanessa murphy)) metro police say the drugs have a street value of up to 300-thousand dollars. the equipment - 15 to 20- thousand... and it could all be linked to an illegal drug delivery service.
right to your house.)) ((vanessa murphy)) sergeant craig lousignont says those customers are becoming victims of crimes like robberies, burglaries and identity theft since the services ask for personal information. ((sgt. craig lousignont/metro police: the criminals are growing this product using drugs and pesticides that aren't acceptable and then they're selling them on different websites to legitimate customers who think that it's a legitimate service but it's not.)) ((ben sillitoe/oasis medical cannabis: we talk about which farm they're from. )) ((vanessa murphy)) dispensaries like oasis medical cannabis on industrial near wyoming are competing with this black market. ((ben: it is a blatant disregard for the law.)) ((vanessa murphy)) c-e-o ben sillitoe points to the state and city taxes his business pays and the tight regulations. ((ben: it's completely different than what's going on inside that grow house where who knows what is going on with it...)) ((vanessa murphy)) product here may cost more... ((ben: 5.69% thc )) ((vanessa murphy)) but he says patients
((ben: if it's not handled properly or grown properly, they could actually be making themselves more sick.)) ((vanessa murphy)) and police say one of the best ways for a medical marijuana patient to make sure they're using a legal dispensary - is to confirm that the place has a storefront... oasis medical cannabis for example delivers marijuana... employees wear a uniform, they have a state i-d card, and they've gone through background checks, back to you. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, what is the status of the home and that case there? ((vanessa murphy)) dave, police tell us arrests are pending... and the people growing marijuana inside here...don't even own or rent the place. this is a bank owned property...a worker checked on the home today and made the discovery. back to you. ((denise valdez)) > talk of a high roller hijinks remains the
after police arrested a pair of tourists for an alleged sex act on the city's famous observation wheel. the attorney representing the woman in this case says she doesn't deny what happened... but says she's being unfairly prosecuted. paul joncich shows us why: < ((paul joncich)) 21-year-old chloe scardianos' lawyer says the two were drunk... and thought no one would see them when they engaged in a sex act in a high roller pod. it happened around 3:00 on friday afternoon. scardianos and 27 year old philip panzicas were near the top of the rotation... when the police report says an attendant noticed the couple undressing on a pod camera. the attendant told them over the intercom to stop and get dressed, the couple stopped momentarily and then continued on. but scardiano's attorney chris rasmussen says they couldn't understand the commands and says they had no ill intent in their actions... he spoke via facetime to our affiliate in houston: ((chris rasmussen/attorne y for chloe scordianos: "they didn't enter this cabin to commit a sex
they were intoxicated which negates a specific intent crime such as this, and i believe as they are charged they are not guilty.")) ((paul joncich)) people in the pod next to them noticed what was happening and some took out their phones to record it. security and the manager for the high roller told police sex acts in the pods are happening more often and they fear it will impact their reputation and business. we're also learning a little more about panzica... it turns out this is not his first run in with the law... about ten years ago in texas he faced numerous charges including possession of marijuana, burglary and d-u-i. the pair faces charges of commissions of certain sex acts in public... while the couple thought the spacing of the pods and the slow speed protected them from being seen... the pods are encased in floor to ceiling windows allowing numerous opportunities for those inside to be seen. in the newsroom... paul joncich... 8 news now./// > ((denise valdez)) scordianos' lawyer says the crime the couple is charged with is of specific
commercial sex acts -- and that's different than public lewdness. he said the young woman is upset and that thousands of men have tried to friend her on facebook since the incident. the pair will be back in court next month./// ((dave courvoisier)) > as paul just mentioned... a high roller manager said they're seeing more and more inappropriate behavior on the attraction... and we want to know if that could hurt business. we asked tourists at the las vegas sign for their take on the news: (( gavin phillips / las vegas: "i have to be completely honest, if that happened to me on the high roller, that's probably something that i would have done to mark off my bucket list." denise ramos / new yorker, going on high roller this weekend: "we're in the city of las vegas, it's considered sin city. anything happens. anything is possible, actually people will hear and think it's a funny story." kate major / aviano, italy: "i would still go on it, i wouldn't do that though! mom! grandma! (laughs) )) ((dave courvoisier)) the high roller is still hoping for clean business this valentine's day. they're currently selling special couples packages that include dinner and champagne./// music
republican field of contenders for the party's nomination became a little more clear today... new jersey governor chris christie and former hewlett- packard c-e-o carly fiorina suspended their campaigns after poor returns in iowa and new hampshire. fiorina made the announcement on twitter... and christie declined to comment when approached by reporters. seven republicans are still in the race. their next contest is the south carolina primary on the 20-th... before the nevada caucus on the 23-rd. the democrats caucus on the 20-th here in nevada. hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders will participate in a town hall on the 18-th. those details have not yet been announced./// ((denise valdez)) > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > unlv facing a team that hadn't won a significant road game in two years. chris will show us how tonight's game at the thomas and mack unfolded... coming up in sports. plus:
recovery: "i believe you can buy a 10 dollar balloon of heroin in any school in the valley today." )) ((dave courvoisier)) heroin is becoming one of the most prominent drugs in southern nevada schools... how kids are getting started./// ((tedd florendo)) 73 degrees today. did not reach the record for this date, but still warm enough and above average. here's a look at the weather headlines. we'll talk about your valentines weekend and the next shower chances next week.
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((dave courvoisier)) > we continue
to monitor the situation in oregon tonight... 8 news now confirms that rancher cliven bundy has been taken into custody in oregon. he was booked into the multnomah county jail by the f-b-i. charges have not been announced. a post on the bundy ranch facebook page claims that cliven bundy was detained after landing at the portland airport. we will bring you any new information as we get it on air and online./// ((denise valdez)) > a wave of heroin addiction is sweeping across this country. the number of people getting hooked has jumped significantly over the last 10 years. ((dave courvoisier)) and the faces of these addicts are also changing. more of them are younger, female, and white. patranya bhoolsuwan is here with this special report and how this trend is affecting southern nevada. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) experts are calling this problem an
and you are right, the faces of addiction are transforming to people we don't often associate with heroin. that drug that is now making its way into our community...find ing users who are younger and younger: < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) to those who knew aly blackmore back in high school in henderson, she says most would remember her a happy student who volleyball. but she says for years she had a secret life..fueled by an addiction to heroin. ((aly blackmore/former heroin addict: "i was the type that would do anything if you handed it to me i was going to do it...and 90 percent of the time it was heroin.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and she says finding her fix was easy. ((aly blackmore/former heroin addict: "we could walk out onto the street and find someone.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) she says her own mother, a nurse, initially had no idea. ((aly blackmore/former heroin addict: "when everybody found out it was a big shock, nobody knew, nobody expected it.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) according to the centers for disease control, heroin use has more than doubled in the 18 to 25 age bracket. use among women went up 100 percent and whites up 114 percent.
solutions recovery, says the old socio- economic stereotype when it comes to drugs like heroin no longer holds. ((dave marlon/founder solutions recovery: "this is showing up in green valley, it's showing up in summerlin, it;'s showing up downtown. the opiad epidemic is the number one health problem in our community.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and he says since his rehab facility opened in las vegas 10 years ago...more women and more teens are coming through the door. ((dave marlon/founder solutions recovery: "i believe you can buy a 10 dollar balloon of heroin in any school in the valley today.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) marlon says 4 out of 5 heroin users start with prescription pills. something 24 year old las vegas native taylor burnett knows all too well. ((taylor burnett/former heroin addict: "pretty much everything it touched it messed up.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) 24 year old taylor burnett recently got clean at solutions recovery...after getting into drugs as young as 11. he started with pot, then pills then heroin.
addict: "it was just a dark dark time in my life, i don't want to go back to it.")) ((aly blackmore/former heroin addict: "i went to 7 funerals in 2015 and 5 of them were heroin related.")) blackmore, now 21, is married and mother of a 7 month old baby girl a family she credits for her new life free from addiction. ((aly blackmore/former heroin addict: "some of us have to die so others could live..it's a terrible way to look at it but i am grateful that i made it out.")) > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) by the way, heroin deaths in the u-s are up for 3 years in a row. it's the number one killer of illegal drug users. but reports say painkillers actually kill more americans than heroin and cocaine combined. ((denise valdez)) so what's this connection between prescription pills and heroin? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) experts say both are opiads, meaning they give you the same kind of high.
relaxed. and it doesn't take long to get hooked, experts say for some it just takes a few tries.// ((dave courvoisier)) > snow and ice in ohio being blamed for dozens of collisions involving cars and trucks... including some bad ones on interstate 90 that forced closures of all lanes. some vehicles went off the road and others were trapped under other vehicles. there are reports of numerous injuries. motorists were urged to stay off the roads if at all possible... and to drive with caution if they had to venture out./// ((tedd florendo)) < ((>what a gorgeous day today with temps well above average again. winds are light in the valley but still gusty at times down the colorado river.
expecting temps to stay mild then cool overnight and steering clear of any freezing temps this time around. ............................... ......... clear in the western half of the country while the eastern half is getting all the inclement weather in the form of snow. big area of low pressure moving through the great lakes mixing in with the cold canadian air and that's providing snow all the way down to georgia, that's how cold it is out there. more snow for areas like boston, the cape and maine again. lake effect snow expect for areas on the eastern shortes of erie and michigan. ............................... ............... back west big ridge still amplified over up to canada. we have some clouds making their way into norther california but no rain. ridge will begin to move a little for next few days however ............................... ...................... weekend forecast looks good with friday looking nice and more clouds over the weekend. we still stay above average but slightly cooler by late weekend with those clouds. next week bigger changes on the
............................... .................. tonight expect a low 45 under clear skies and cool conditions. light winds overnight with temps just a little above average. tomorrow we could reach record highs ............................... ......... extended forecast shows near record temps on some days and also above average highs for quite some times. changes by late weekend and cooler temps next week. also slight shower chances return with more unsettled weather and clouds. ))> ((denise valdez)) > the u-s justice department is fed up with the city of ferguson, missouri.
claiming the city continues to violate the rights of african americans --- even after the shooting death of michael brown. the legal action comes after communication between the city and the d- o-j broke down. federal investigators say some police officers would stop people and arrest them without cause -- and use unreasonable force -- to generate city revenue: (( loretta lynch/u.s. attorney general: "the residents of ferguson have suffered the deprivation of their constitutional rights, the rights guaranteed to all americans, for decades. they have waited decades for justice. they should not be forced to wait any longer." )) ((denise valdez)) the lawsuit comes after seven months of negotiations to reform the police department and court system. city council members voted last night to change the terms of the agreement with several amendments... before the justice department's response today./// ((denise valdez)) > it was a nail biter for the rebels tonight. ((dave courvoisier)) san jose state forcing fans to sit on the edge of their seats. chris is here with more. ((chris maathuis)) it was a
being a pretty exciting game. one rebel tonight at 18 rebounds and unlv shot just 29 percent from the field. that spells trouble right? i'll show ya. plus... rich abajian always had a smile on his face... the generous giant passed away last night. more next here on 8 news now. "from 8 news now, this is sports
beginning of the season, tonight's home game with san jose state would've been penciled in as a 'sure win'. the spartans hadn't beaten a division one team on the road in two years. in fact their last big road win was against reno in 2014. surely the rebels wouldn't have trouble tonight... after all it's san jose state. but unlv is without stephen zimmerman and ben carter. the spartans circle the wagons, they go to work...hitting shots and playing defense. jordan cornish missing easy layups.. he went 0-8 tonight, ouch the short- handed and somewhat uninspired rebs fall behind by 15 points. we found a few first half highlights. the jones dunk and jones again...
but rebs trailed 37- 24 at the half and it was that ugly. in the second half, rebels trailing by 9 with under 10 to play. and couldn't throw a stone in the ocean... missing shot after shot. they hit just 29 percent from the field and were 4-20 from three, hitting just 2 of their last 18 from outside the arc.... nothing falling. that usually spells trouble and unlv was in trouble. but then a spark. rebels rally... they dig it. jones with 14 points, none more impressive then those two. to go with the 18 rebounds... as a team they had 11 offensive boards in the 2nd half. down the stretch... it's jerome seagears... he took the bull by the horns and scores from inside, he finished with 13 points but also had 6 steals. rebs turn to that survival mode and they end up winning 64-61. unlv was out- rebounded, got out-shot from the field and the line , but they somehow end up on the plus side. (( )) todd simon/unlv interim head coach: "not pretty, grinded it out... much better effort in the second half. we want to bury that first half in the back yard and not bring that up if we don't have to. jerome seagears/unlv guard: "we
second half and got them to turn the ball over. sooner or later our shots would fall, so we're going to get the lead by our defense. and they did. but rebels played in front of one of their smallest regular season crowds in a long time. unlv has just three more home games before the tourney... next one is saturday against colorado state. 7 pm tip. ((chris maathuis)) checking the other three games... fresno state held its ground against the aztecs, it was tied at 50 late.. and guess what, the bulldogs pull off the upset beating the aztecs 58-57. nevada blows out air force by two... and another shocker tonight... the rams beat the broncos 97-93 in double overtime. individual game tickets for big league weekend here in vegas between the mets and cubs. it'll be a rematch of the 2015 national league championship series. tickets go on sale on next tuesday at noon at the cashman field box office. the two games, scheduled for march 31 and april 1st with ticket prices starting at 40 bucks. you'll probably see nl rookie of the year and las vegan kris bryant. both teams will most likely have
"opening day." ((chris maathuis)) we end with a real sad and shocking note... the city is mourning the passing of findlay toyota general manager rich abajian. he was a community leader and passionate about unlv football. the 62-year-old played at reno, but coached at unlv during the randall cunningham and ickey woods era. he helped recruit cunningham to las vegas. he was a huge supporter of unlv football program and rebel academics. many of us would see rich on football trips... he wanted so badly for the team to succeed and become a successful program. many of the cars the unlv coaches drive were provided by rich at findlay toyota. his brother said rich passed away overnight from an apparent heart attack. from all of us here at channel 8... and the klas family. our most sincere condolences and prayers going out to the abajian family ((denise valdez)) > we're back
but protests and demonstrations followed. so a provision was written to make exceptions for festivals, parades, and fairs: (( gipsy taube / will march naked: "the human body is a beautiful thing. we were all born naked, and there is nothing wrong with our bodies." officer carlos manfredi/sfpd: "they are allowed to be naked if they want to be naked. and as long as they stay within the confines of the permit, they aren't violating any laws." )) ((denise valdez)) saturday's parade starts at san francisco's city hall. marchers can't enter any stores or they could get a citation -- but someone would have to complain first./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. tune in to 8 news now this morning and to las vegas now dot com for the latest on the situation in oregon. ((denise valdez)) the late show