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out of their homes for half a day: this whole thing is very irritating the suspect is finally in custody... but not before attacking a police k-9 with a knife. how that dog is doing... after getting surgery. ((denise valdez)) > easing back on a rate hike affecting solar customers: "why is the puc punishing the very people who followed everything being promoted by nv energy?")) but it's not a reversal. we dig through the numbers to find out why a longer timeline to implement new rates... might not be enough to bring solar jobs back to las vegas. ((dave courvoisier)) > a fun time on the mountain... can turn into an expensive getaway. sometimes delays can be an hour or two. the areas you'll want to avoid on mount charleston... if you don't want to end up visiting a tow yard this weekend./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > a police
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hospital after being stabbed in the head multiple times. k-9 nicky was assisting metro during a standoff situation this morning. he was wounded while taking down the suspect. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez... in for paula. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live near desert inn and maryland parkway with more on the dog's condition. karen. ((karen castro)) metro says k-9 nicky was seriously wounded and rushed to the hospital where he is now recovering. nicky was brought in as a last ditch effort to get the suspect to surrender after 12 hours of failed negotiations. ((kyle matthews - neighbor: this whole thing is very irritating.)) ((karen castro)) it was a long friday morning for residents on this block after being forced out of their homes thursday night. ((sunny louthi - neighbor: we're hearing somebody yell 'help, help me', you know what i mean. he yelled it a few times.)) ((karen castro)) sunny louthi was one of the neighbors who called police after hearing commotion in her apartment complex near desert inn and maryland parkway. when officers arrived shortly before 9 thursday night, they found a broken window in the
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police say the suspect inside did not comply with the officer's demand. that's when nearby residents were asked to evacuate. ((sunny louthi - neighbor: we only have our clothes on our back so we just want to get back in our place. we all missed work.)) ((karen castro)) displaced residents were allowed inside a nearby school... but some slept in their cars, while others sat and waited on the sidewalk. ((kyle matthews - neighbor: we've been up cause you can't sleep when something like this is going on i'm tired, i didn't-- i was fresh off work when it first happened and i didn't have no sleep. )) ((karen castro)) after almost 12 hours of swat negotiating with the suspect... a k-9 unit was called in to take down the suspect. ((jesse roybal - metro pd: the suspect was bit numerous times and the k9 dog was stabbed by the suspect numerous times about the head.)) ((karen castro)) k-9 nicky... pictured here with his handler... was rushed to an animal hospital and underwent surgery. ((sunny louthi - neighbor: i am sorry he went and stabbed the dog but honestly, he didn't - he didn't, i dont know. he didn't seem that way but you
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((karen castro)) the suspect is in custody. metro has not specified criminal charges against the man... but it is a felony to injure a police dog. again, k-9 nicky is recovering at an animal hospital. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) karen, did police say why it took so long to take to suspect into custody? ((karen castro)) they did not provide a specific reason but they did say they wanted to take the suspect into custody uninjured. they say during the entire duration of the standoff, officers did not fire their guns. ((denise valdez)) > rooftop solar customers are upset after the public utilities commission adopted a plan that would not grandfather in better rates for net metering customers. instead... commissioners adopted a plan to phase in new rates... over a longer period of time. patrick walker is live outside
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((patrick walker)) demonstrators out here were vocal... and hoped to make their voices heard. however... the p-u-c went in a different direction than what solar supporters had hoped for. < ((patrick walker)) the solar showdown continues... between the public utilities commission and the rooftop solar industry. ((crowd chanting)) ((wil bailey/solar employee: "it definitely has been a roller coaster, it's upsetting for all the customers and takes away the security of the employees too.")) ((patrick walker)) existing solar customers had been holding out hope for a plan to continue last year's rates for the next 20 years. customers were allowed to "bank" excess power generated by their systems and use it at a later time... ((chairman david noble: "all those in favor, say 'aye.'" "aye.")) ((patrick walker)) now... solar customers will transition to the new rates over the next 12 years. ((sarah abraham/solar employee: "what sandoval has done, and what the puc has done, it's not right.")) ((patrick walker)) according to the p-u-c... all current and future rooftop solar customers are placed in their own rate class...
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calls the cost of providing service. now... n-v energy pays solar customers per kilowatt hour at close to the same amount as the utility sells it for... according to one local solar executive. the p-u-c says the change to a rate that accounts for "the cost of generation, transmission, and distribution" will happen in four steps... over the next 12 years. one sun solar electric owner louise helton says while she's disappointed with the ruling... it buys more time to lobby lawmakers. ((louise helton/owner, one sun solar electric: "it will give us time to make our case with our legislative representatives, etc. to make sure we get a better shake going forward.")) ((sarah abraham/solar employee: "we're going to win this, if it's going to take a month or a couple of months, we're going to win this.")) > ((patrick walker)) this could end up on the november ballot. also today... governor sandoval issued a statement regarding the decision... saying the p-u-c did not reach the outcome he hoped for... and it doesn't go far enough to protect solar customers' interest. sandoval appoints the members of the p-u-c...
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solar industry to intervene. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) > happening right now at palace station... the culinary union is protesting at the hotel- casino this evening. here's a live look at the protest... it just got underway moments ago. the culinary union said in a statement that metro police denied their permit request for the demonstration... but decided to protest anyway. the labor group represents 57- thousand las vegas casino workers... and is in a long- running dispute with station casinos. the union for years has been pushing to organize workers at the company's properties. "station casinos" released a statement today saying the company supports their employee's rights to join a union if they choose to... and it's their decision to make... not the casino's./// ((denise valdez)) > another gorgeous day in the valley. tedd... we're on a six day streak -- with this warm weather.
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workweek. temps hit the 70's again by afternoon with calm conditions as well. we were over 10 degrees above average by afternoon. staying mild in the daytime with cooler temps expected overnight into morning. ............................... ............... here's your hour by hour this evening. should be comfortable under clear skies with winds staying light. we go from very pleasant 60's early evening with high 50's by 8 newsnow at 11 and clear to mostly clear skies. ............................... ................ valentines weekend looks good as usual for february. 72 degrees under mostly sunny and pleasant weather. could see some gusty winds at times through monday though, but otherwise looking good.a las vegas family was shattered one year ago tonight when gunshots rang out and a 44 year old mother of four was mortally
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the tammy meyers shooting gained international attention and generated sensational headlines. police eventually figured out that meyers was the victim of a combination of road rage and mistaken identity. the suspect, 19 year old erich nowsch confessed to the crime . now, a year later, tammy's husband bob meyers sat down with the i-team's george knapp to talk about the events of that night and how the three eyewitnesses all tell the same story. (( bob meyers: there's only two people that could really, three people that could really talk about what happened that night. i wasn't here, that would be my oldest son brandon and my daughter crystal and the killer , the killer had his say. three and a half hours and during that say the only thing i heard out of him is what a great woman she was nothing more george knapp: you also heard out of him he did it. bob meyers: oh yeah, more than once. )) ((dave courvoisier)) despite the confession, bob meyers said, his family is still beset by wild rumors and unfounded speculation
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the more difficult. tonight at 11, meyers opens up about the last moments of tammy meyers life, and why the family had to move out of their home. on our website, meyers discusses whether the death penalty should apply in this case, which goes to trial next month./// ((denise valdez)) > hillary clinton will be in town this weekend... ahead of the nevada caucuses. the democratic caucus will be next saturday. clinton will kick things off tomorrow in henderson. she'll be at "painter's hall"... that's near mountain vista and sunset. doors open at 9:30 tomorrow morning... with the canvass kick- off starting an hour later. in the past few months... both hillary and bill clinton have made multiple stops in the silver state... trying to get out the vote./// ((denise valdez)) > republican presidential hopefuls are all making their pitches to south carolina voters. john kasich dug into barbecue in orangeburg. the ohio governor hopes to capitalize on his second place finish in new hampshire. ted cruz is following the same
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iowa caucuses by implementing a large "get out the vote" effort. jeb bush spoke at the faith and family forum at bob jones university. the candidates will make their pitch to palmetto state voters in a cbs news debate saturday night./// ((denise valdez)) > and we're your local election headquarters... you can stay up to date on everything politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com. and don't forget our special edition of politics now tomorrow at 8 o'clock after the republican debate. it will re-air sunday at 5-30./// ((dave courvoisier)) > avoiding a big bill... after a fun day on the mountain. why mt. charleston is expected to be packed this weekend... and the reason the tow trucks will likely be just as busy./// <
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choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > it's expected to be a big holiday weekend in the spring mountains. ((denise valdez)) during the last 3 day weekend, so many people went up the mountain, traffic got jammed up and dozens of cars had to be towed. 8 news now anchor paul joncich says they're hoping not to see a repeat.
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up there, see all that beautiful snow and immediately park their cars on the side of the road so they can get out and play. it clogs up emergency lanes... and that's when they have to call out the tow trucks. with good snow and perfect weather, they're expecting a big crowd in the spring mountains the u.s. forest service reminding people areas. if you block emergency lanes your vehicle will be towed. during the last holiday weekend, a total of 48 were towed. many of for blocking emergency lanes, and more than a few had run out of gas. ((naaman horn/u.s. forest service: "there's no gas stations up on the mountain. so make sure you come to the mountain with a full tank of gas. so that way you're gonna be able to get off the mountain.... because if you run out of gas out're gonna have to get towed."))) ((paul joncich)) sometimes people forget there are no gas stations up there. but horn says the number one rule on the mountain: be courteous. remember the slopes get icy, so don't sled too close to the road. and by all means don't muck up
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with you if you have to. the best way to beat the crowd is to go early...and leave early. for the latest weather and traffic reports on the mountain, the u.s. forest service has a website you can check any time. it's mtcharlestonwi that's mtcharlestonwi ((denise valdez)) > like paul said... it is a 3- day weekend... with president's day on monday. just a quick reminder that it's a federal holiday and government offices will be closed... as well as clark county schools. ((dave courvoisier)) tedd what's the weather going to be like?/// < tedd florendo >another warm day in the 70's and coming very close to record highs this afternoon. winds remained light however, but expected to pick up again
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dry too as we don't anticipate any rain for a while and changes next week. ............................... .. afternoon temps in the 70's around the valley with cooler 60's for kyle canyon. many neighborhoods over to the east will be warmer due to the lower elevation levels. which also includes henderson. ............................... ...... regional temp salso in the 70's at this hour with colder temps in the central great basin. warmer for laughlin and death valley with 70's this afternoon also for beatty late day. ............................... ......... valentines forecast looks warmer with highs in the mid 70's under mostly sunny and pleasant conditions. we could see the winds pick up a little for that day so could be breezy at times as well.. ............................... ............. warmer in the southwest. mild in dallas and the deepp&
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intrusion of cold air coming in from canada where temps in the teens, this will stretch all the way down to the deep south over the weekend into early next week. ............................... ............... some high clouds over the state and rain in the pacific northwest with high pressure still in charge and keeping us warm and dry. it will also bring some breezes over the weekend into early next week. we see it break down more next week as a trough slides in and bring wind and shower chances ............................... .............. here's what to expect. we're staying warm in the 70's for a several more days. which could put us at a possible 12 days in the 70's before we start to drop back to the 60's late week changes with more winds and cooler temps. could also see another chance for showers. ............................... ............. tonight expect a low of 47 overnight with cool and clear conditions. winds stay light and above
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expect a high of 75 still nice with high clouds. probably not reaching the record but staying warm. ............................... .......... recreation forecast showing highs around 60 with cool and nice condtions and winds up to 15, even higher in the canyons. warmer at lake mead with warm and sunny conditions. even warmer for laughlin with 79 for the foecasted high. ............................... ......... extended forecast shows more 70's into next week. breezes kick in by midweek and then we start to see the low 70's and 60's by friday. slight shower chances for thursday but don't look too impressive as of now. ((denise valdez)) > lamar odom made his first public appearance... after being found unconscious at a nevada brothel back in october.the former n- b-a star arrived kanye west's new york fashion ek shoom was found at the brothel tcaine in his west walked odom to his seat with the kardashian and jenner families... the crowd at madison square garden cheered and shouted odom's name./// ((dave courvoisier)) > making an impact on the community we live in. we continue our black history month celebration... with a man who rose in the ranks of metro... and what he's doing now... after retiring from the force./// <
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. 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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with paula francis and dave courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > all week
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outstanding african americans who contributed to las vegas in some way. ((denise valdez)) sharie johnson ends the week with one of the first african americans to make it into a management position with metro police. ((sharie johnson)) rod jet was the highest ranking black metro police manager. he was second in commany as the undersheriff. but tonight... we shine a light on the man who... jet paved the way for. < ((sharie johnson)) when sls las vegas hotel and casino opened it's doors back in august of 2014.. it welcomed a veteran metro police officer to lead it's corporate security. ((sharie johnson)) greg mccurdy started with metro police back in 1983. then in 2011... he became the first black assistant sheriff. ((greg mccurdy - vice president, corporate security sls las vegas hotel & casino each opportunity of promotion, it gives you a chance to make a different impact, it could be an impact on the neighborhood you patrolled, an impact on the people you led, it could be an impact on helping develop policy development )) ((sharie johnson)) but mccurdy's first choice was never
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((greg mccurdy - vice president, corporate security sls las vegas hotel & casino: then i started thinking about how could i make a difference in the community, i looked back at growing up in west las vegas and i didn't necessarily like the way some of the police officers did their jobs )) ((sharie johnson)) but then he found examples of the man he wanted to be. (( greg mccurdy - vice president, corporate security sls las vegas hotel & casino: herman moody, first and foremost larry bolden was the first black deputy chief ((sharie johnson)) now opening the same door for others that was wide open for him. > ((sharie johnson)) this week... we also talked to woodrow smith, the first black mcdonald's franchise owner, john edmond, the strip's first black baccarat dealer... plus judge karen bennett and clark county comissioner lawrence weekly. see their stories on las vegas now dot com. dave./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks sharie... the stories highlighting local african americans we're bringing you this week.. all lead up to the special... america's untold journey... airing tomorrow at 9... right here on channel 8./// ((denise valdez)) > "deadpool" breaks a record... and taylor swift fans are not happy with kanye west. demetria obilor will give us an
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and coming up at six... are man- made diamonds as good as the real thing? michelle mortensen is on your side... to find out if lab- grown gems are a viable alternative for your valentine's day gift./// ((coming up... republican presidential candidates campaign in south carolina and prepare for tomorrow night's debate. plus, the big chill hits hard and puts the east in a deep freeze. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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mexico city. ((denise valdez)) > from valentine's day plans to the latest celebrity controversies. demetria obilor has you covered in "what's trending now." demetria obilor > valentine's day is this sunday, and some of you might have netflix on the brain or maybe a trip to the movies... get this.... straight out of the marvel
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impressive $12.7 million yesterday, in thursday previews. says that's the biggest thursday preview audience ever for an r-rated movie. but the battle's for the weekend box office is far from over..zoolander 2 and the rom com "how to be single" will offer some stiff competition, but but with an endorsement from everyone's favorite golden girl, deadpool, may just take it all.. " it was glorious." butted sots "i give it four golden girls. it's the best picture of the year." kanye west has been trending since yesterday... last night, he presented his new clothing line and album to a sold out crowd in manhattan's madison square garden. one of his new songs mentions taylor swift, and her fans (or swifties) aren't too happy about it. in the song, kanye west says he made taylor famous. this bad blood goes back to 2009, when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the vma's. that's it
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to follow me on twitter at demetriaobilor to stay in the loop.... see you monday! ((dave courvoisier)) > this sunday is valentine's day... and for some it's known as "singles awareness day." so if you're recently single and tired of looking at your ex's stuff... "don't hate... donate!" you can drop of your former significant other's belongings to any goodwill location around the valley. this funny campaign runs through valentine's day... you even get a funny sticker as revenge.. saying i dumped my ex's stuff! goodwill says valentine's day is a good time to start fresh so clean out the closets./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next.
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>> pelley: republicans fight foria the christian right and prepare for our cbs debate. tempers flare between themp democrats. >> madame secretary, that is a low blow.t >> pelley: also tonight, a lowtoni blow of cold in much of america. the pope's pilgrimage to mexico. greyhound racing may be neither the end of its run. and steve hartman at a museum ofat love. b >> i built it for other people to see, but it's for me, too. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. now, there are six. the winnowing of republican candidates continued today when dark horse jim gilmore headed for the barn. so a great deal is riding on


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