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((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > k-9 officer nicky is on his way to a full recovery tonight.. i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) i'm paula francis. attacked with a machete friday morning while taking down a suspect in a standoff. it happened near desert inn and maryland parkway . following the standoff... nicky was rushed into surgery... but is now eager to get back on the job.. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now reporter karen castro joins us live with an update on the k9's future with the police department. ((karen castro)) k-9 nicky is home with his handler today after undergoing surgery on friday. but he will be back to work in a matter of weeks. we're told the 8-year-old belgian malinois is slowly acting like his old self. ((karen castro)) k-9 nicky is sporting a cone with the words "i am a hero" written on it. a suspect attacked the police
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standoff... cutting his face multiple times. ((tom moore - k9 handler, metro pd: when he bit the suspect, he bit him on the leg and the suspect then had a machete and chopped at the dog's face, luckily not striking any eyeballs, anything like that.)) ((karen castro)) tom moore with metro's k-9 unit... says nicky did exactly what he was trained to do. ((tom moore - k9 handler, metro pd: very tough dog, never let go, good dog, heart of a champion.)) ((karen castro)) moore works alongside... nicky and his handler, sergeant eric kerns... pictured here with his four-legged partner. ((tom moore - k9 handler, metro pd: i talked to sergeant kern a little bit ago and he says nicky is doing great, acting very normal at home almost seems excited to go back to work, ready to go back to work even though he still has all the stitches and things like that. )) ((karen castro)) this is surgery... obviously in pain... but just a few days later, pictures... where nicky appears more alert. pd: that dog will be back, without a doubt. he'll be back. it's traumatic to him, initially at that time but after that dogs are very resilient and they come right back.)) ((karen castro)) nicky will have battle wounds
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but he's expected to make a full recovery and get straight back to work. ((tom moore - k9 handler, metro pd: the only thing that's keeping him from doing it is him being all shaved up and the stitches in. i'm sure as soon as those stitches come out, he'll be right back and be the same old nicky he was.)) ((karen castro)) there's been an outpouring of support from people wanting to help. metro is taking care of vet bills. but if you would like to donate to the non-profit "friends of the las vegas police k9's"... we've set up a link on las vegas now dot com. the organization helps retired police dogs. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((paula francis)) karen, will the suspect face charges for injuring k-9 nicky? ((karen castro)) metro hasn't released the suspect's name or details on criminal charges. but i'm told he could possibly face at least one felony charge for mistreatment of a police animal. ((dave courvoisier)) > nevada rancher cliven bundy will appear
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to face charges stemming from an armed standoff in bunkerville with federal officials. it took so long bring charges.... but a former law professor says it looks as if prosecutors are working carefully to build a complicated case. bundy was arrested last week at portland international airport... while on his way to visit his jailed sons ammon and ryan. the pair is accused of organizing the armed occupation of the malheur national wildlife refuge in oregon... that lasted nearly six weeks./// ((paula francis)) > four people are recovering after two separate stabbings this morning. the most recent one happened near lake mead and simmons.. just before 5-30. police say two men got into a fight... and both were stabbed. it's not clear how serious their injuries are../// ((paula francis)) > about an hour earlier police were called to another attack... where two more men were stabbed. this one happened near sahara and lamb. police say the injuries are not life threatening. no word on whether anyone was arrested in that attack./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the
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and the democratic presidential candidates hit the ground running this weekend... working to gain support here in nevada ahead of saturday's caucus. hillary clinton spoke to a crowd saturday morning... at a henderson campaign rally. following the event... her supporters were sent out to canvas for clinton throughout the valley. bernie sanders stepped into the spotlight sunday... drawing an even larger crowd at a rally inside the bonanza high school gym. ((dave courvoisier)) > former president george w bush is hitting the campaign trail in support of his brother's presidential run. it was the first appearance for the older bush... who met with local veterans in south carolina... with his wife laura. both george w and his father won their south carolina primaries... and hope they can rally support for jeb to do the same. the south carolina gop primary is this saturday./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that same day will be the democratic caucus here in nevada. and tuesday the 23-rd... the republicans will have their turn here in the silver state./// > 8 news now is your local election headquarters.
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information regarding the upcoming caucuses and general election on our website... las vegas now dot com./// ((paula francis)) > the weather cooperated for those who are enjoying a three day weekend... and could stay that way for a little longer... right tedd? < tedd florendo i don't see the warmer weather going away anytime soon. check out your weather headlines calling for our first 80 degree day this week. more winds coming too with brief shower chances as well. ............................... ..................... many neighborhoods warm at this hour about 10 to 15 degrees of year. had some breezes earlier and now they're calming down. ............................... ....................... hour by hour tonight shows clear skies with some high clouds. north breezes earlier should through the evening. more on your forecast coming up.
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be the time you will want to go fill up the gas tank... within the last week - gasoline prices have dropped 12- cents. 8 news now reporter, tony smith is live at a gas station at spring mountain and d-i. tony, what do analysts say about the falling prices? ((tony smith)) gas trackers say expect valley gas prices to continue to drop another five to ten cents within the month. according to gas buddy.. this is fueled by down crude oil prices and a high inventory. ((reeve family, driving to hike)) "a $1.89 is nice and now i can travel." ((tony smith)) for the reeve family, they like to hit the road.. especially when it's nice outside.. ((reeves family, driving to hike)) " i go hiking a little more because it has been going down. i've been getting out of town and gettting to the park a bit more." ((tony smith)) and this family of four is is not alone. gas prices have fallen 12-cent per gallon in the last week. ((james marsden, driver (canada))) "it feels good. it's a lot cheaper than filling
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smith)) but not all drivers are excited about the lower valley fuel prices, like kristine dominguez, who is in town from arizona.. gas is lower where she is from.. ((kristine dominguez, driver)) "$1.29 is better than this price $1.89." ((kristine dominguez, driver)) "it's been gradually going lower and lower. so, i would like to see how low it goes." ((tony smith)) according to triple-a - the national average is one- 69 per gallon . but most drivers tell me, thhy are going to take advantage while it lasts. ((kristine dominguez, driver)) "i see a lot more people out affordable now. i see a lot more people on the freeway because i do travel a so, i notice traffic is much heavier. but i can see why because we can all afford gas and our trips." ((tony smith)) now don't expect low... they are expected to climb back up by the summer.. reporting live in las vegas - tony smith 8 news now. ((paula francis)) > explosiv
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((dave courvoisier)) what's being done to help clear the california. ((paula francis)) > the 57-th annual grammys... just a few hours away. which rumored performances have everybody talking on social media./// <
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this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((paula francis)) > north las vegas is experiencing explosive growth -- and a key part of that is transportation. ((dave courvoisier)) despite this being a holiday -- a handful of government officials invited folks from the r-t-c, n-dot, and local businesses -- to find out what they need to keep things moving. denise valdez joins us with some of the highlights. ((denise valdez)) the 15 freeway between california and nevada can be a traffic nightmare. all those big rigs clogging the highway -- plus tourists -- can really slow things down. today -- a small group of transportation guru's got together to talk about long term plans to improve moving through southern nevada -- especially north las vegas. the big take away -- get cargo and freight off of trucks and on to trains -- that would ease
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along the 15 and 95 corridor. congressman crescent hardy hosted today's discussion -- where business and government asked questions and tossed around ideas. one that hasn't been able to get off the ground -- is creating an inland port -- where truckers can avoid going all the way to the ports of los angeles or long beach -- and instead come to southern nevada to pick up goods: (( crescent hardy: it would be just like any other port it would be an inland port .. on a coast .. transfer trucks .. train to truck .. and provide oppty off the highway butt to: marilyn kirkpatrick: its literally a tilt up building with two customs agents move containers in and out they approve them typically send to an industrial park where they sit until signed off and then they move. )) ((denise valdez)) this concept has been on the radar for years. but now with faraday future and the hyper loop at apex in far
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having a transportation hub doesn't seem that far off. ((denise valdez)) they talked about expanding light rail -- and regulating autonomous vehicles. with the gas tax ending december of next year -- the question always circles back to funding. how do you pay for all these projects? thanks ((dave courvoisier)) > we're continuing to keep an eye on the british airways jet that caught fire on the runway at mccarran airport in september... this is what it looked like when the left engine caught fire. 157 passengers and 13 crew members safely evacuated the jet. last month repairs to the aircraft started with a tent around the fuselage. today... the jet is no longer covered... and smoke damage gone.. we reached out to british airways.. they did send us a statement that says "a team from boeing is carrying out the repair work, which will be certified to the same high standards as if the aircraft was brand new.. they also say the aircraft will resume flying once stringent
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e is no set timeline for this". the n-t-s-b has not released the cause of the engine fire./// ((dave courvoisier)) > british airways is also becoming the first major airline to offer in- flight announcements ... requesting people sitting next to a passenger with a peanut allergy not eat peanut products. the new policy will take effect this thursday. so what to passengers think of the change? ((dave courvoisier)) eva writes... "why is it a problem what people next to them eat? it's not like i'm gonna rub my hands all over them or kiss them. what if i'm allergic to strawberries? will you stop the person next to me from snacking on that?" but as pamela explains... "some people can have an allergic reaction by just inhaling peanut dust. as a mom of a child with many food allergies, i appreciate this policy." you can join the coversation too... just go to the 8 news now facebook page.///
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< tedd florendo >staying warm again with highs 15 degrees above average again by afternoon. the evening hours have been comfortable. we also had some north breezes today which are now starting to die down more and will certainly be a lot calmer close to midnight. ............................... .... many neighborhood by afternoon reached mid to high 70's in the valley, with exception to the kyle canyon which was cooler today. very comfortable temps through the region with sam story expected again tomorrow before a brief cool down. ............................... ........... comfortable 70's around the region as well by afternoon. much cooler temps in the central part of the state with warmest temps in laughlin and death valley. ............................... ................ looking around the nation the
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colder weather in the upper midwest and over the midatlantic states where all the severe weather is at. storms popping up iwht the warmer temps in the deep south. ............................... ................... snow stretching fr thennsylvania up to boston.thea snow line dropping aing ice and sleet for the rolinas so it's goi to be a sy night for tho folks toe east. ........................................meanwhile we have severe stosshing through the deep souinging tornado watches in abama and the flodapanhandle. ........................... ............... ck west area of low pressure the coast will slowly pushthat high prseo the east and bring wind, clouds and brief cooler temps and showers before exited east fairly quickly and temps recovering soon after. ............................... ............... wind advisory still in effect for the colorado river with gusts up to 35 reported earlier. it ends at 6 and not expected to be re-issued again tomorrow. ............................... .................. so here's what to expect this week. 80 degrees for the high by wednesday, the warmest of the year so far. breezy by midweek, then windy by thursday and cooler 60's. brief shower chances also return and the 70's back again. ............................... ........................
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and north breezes up to 15 at times. 76 tomorrow and sunny. calmer winds tomorrow down to less than 10. no danger of breaking records tomorrow ............................... ......................mid toi 's tomorwime neighborhoods to the easttting very close to 80 by afternoon. cooler 70's in the foothills and northwest sections of thlley. ........................................tended showing 80's for sure dnesday and possibly acng a record that day. cool off briefly thursday in e high 60's tn recover toe mid 70's by tweek.((dave courvoisier)) > a small town in mexico... preparing for a historic visit. ((paula francis)) the work that's being done there... ahead of the visit from pope francis... and how the locals will be able to remember the day forever./// <
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > more than half a million people are expected to flock to the texas-mexico border... this as pope francis is making his way through the area. he's expected to hold mass in three indigenous languages there this week anna wiernicki has been at the pope's last stop in juarez... with how the town is preparing for his arrival. > for five weeks father francisco garcia says crews have worked
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million dollar altar where pope francis will deliver holy mass. ((rev. francisco garcia juarez diocese coordinator of the papal mass the location where we are is one of grand significance it's a mass that will be celebrated between two countries el paso is very united with us- there will be people right across the river.)) ((anna wiernicki reporter just to show you how close pope francis will be from texas, he's expected to walk over to this ramp right behind me during wednesday's holy mass, where he will address the hundreds of thousands of americans watching closely from the united states side of the border.)) ((salvador perches: when juarez went through its bad times you know we were the funeral homes that took care of both families from both sides of the border. )) salvador perches owns funeral homes along the border land. he says juarez- once considered the murder capital of the world-has transformed...and he says the pope's visit only affirms that. ((salvador perches el paso funeral home owner it has made a huge turnaround its getting a lot better, people, families
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with the pope coming you can just see the excitement on everybody. it's just awesome.))/// ((dave courvoisier)) that altar you just saw will be a permanent fixture in ciudad juarez, marking the historical significance of pope francis's visit. the pope will fly from mexico city to morelia tomorrow... where he will hold mass and meet with locals before returning to mexico city for the night./// ((paula francis)) > flags are at half-staff outside the supreme court... as funeral preparations continue for justice antonin scalia. he died suddenly over the weekend during a hunting trip in texas. a county judge determined after speaking with doctors, that the natural causes. scalia's doctor says he suffered from a number of chronic conditions... and his family declined a private autopsy: ((cinderela guevara/presidio county judge - "one of the things i did ask the sheriff and the marshal that was there if were there any signs of foul not."))
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on the supreme court for three decades. he was appointed by president reagan, and was the first italian- american justice. his death marks only the second time in more than 60 years that a justice has died while still on the bench. president obama says he will appoint a replacement before the end of his term./// ((paula francis)) > the moment music fans have been waiting for. ((dave courvoisier)) the tonight's grammy awards... and the rumored tributes that have everybody talking. ((paula francis)) > closed for 15 months. coming up at 6... where in the valley you'll be seeing even more construction delays... well into 2017. ((coming up... how justice scalia's death could impact undecided supreme court cases. and the unlikely friendship between scalia and justice gensburg. plus the east coast faces record cold and dangerous storms. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) <
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choice for news.
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((paula francis)) > the wait is almost over. the 58-th annual grammy awards will be handed out tonight! rapper kendrick lamar leads the way with 11 nominations. taylor swift has 7... and will also open the show with a performance. british star adele will also take the stage... for her first grammy's performance since 2012. this year will also feature tributes to some music legends who have passed away in the last year.. including eagles guitarist.. glenn frey... blues great b-b king.. and david bowie./// ((paula francis)) > there's plenty more about the awards show that has people talking online. demetria obilor explains in today's "what's trending". < demetria obilor tonight, the late david bowie will posthumously receive the lifetime achievement award at the grammy's. lady gaga will pay tribute to the rock legend in a highly anticipated performance. ahead of it all, gaga got a tattoo that's trending nationwide. - it's a picture of bowie from his 1973 album "aladdin sane." it's on the left side of her torso.she posted it all on snapchat and captioned one of
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that changed my life." and last night was the 69th british academy film awards. leonardo dicaprio is not coming up short.he took home the award from "leading actor" for his role in the revenant, which also nabbed the "best film" title. revenant director alejandro inarritu got "best director" and the film took two more awards for cinematorgraphy and sound. the academy awards are at the end of this month. hopefully all of this momentum points in leo's favor on oscar night. that's it for what's trending. don't forget, the grammy's air tonight on channel 8. if you're not going to be home, set the dvr or tune in dark and early at four am, we will be recapping it all. /// > ((dave courvoisier)) > a unique perspective is now available.. the next time you head up to tahoe... skiers at "squaw valley resort" ... just west of lake tahoe .. can have their experience recorded via drone. it's the first in the country.. to be allowed by the f-a-a to fly within 500 feet of people. the drone company says they plan to expand this service to
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((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// 24.24 kirsten joyce: we are >> pelley: the supreme court after scalia. p with a senate battle brewing over his successor, will the court be gridlocked? also tonight, trump and cruz keep firing at each other. jeb bush looks to "w" to put him in the win column. first the freeze, then the
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and... the odd couple. opposites on the bench, best buddies in life. >> we agree on a whole lot of w stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight the stars and stripes fly at half-staff at the supreme court. a quiet memorial to justice antonin scalia in sharp contrast to the coming political ttle over his successor. scalia died apparently in his sleep saturday at a secluded resort in west texas. he would have been 80 next month. his doctors confirmed he had a history of heart trouble. in three decades on the court, he was a pugnacious champion of conservative thought. we have a team of correspondents covering this. first, jan crawford on the impact of scalia's death. >> reporter: when the justices


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