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emergencies may not have been able to get through or their calls may have been department... once metro transferred calls to the henderson and north las still a significant minutes. deputy chief charles hank tells us although it is not definitive, the "broadcast storm" is the likely cause... ((deputy chief charles hank/metro police: it's information. information is coming in. it causes the system to max out and exceed 100-percent thus shutting the system down.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the deputy chief says metro has put several measures in place to try to make sure a 9-1-1 failure never happens again.... but there is no guarantee. 8 news now.// ((denise valdez)) >vanessa, do we know how many callers were affected? ((vanessa murphy)) no, the deputy chief says information providing that was wiped out when the system was reset after the failure.///
democratic party and the state hispanic legislative caucus are hosting a mock caucus today. it's taking place at 5 pm inside the east las vegas community center. this is ahead of the state's big voting days: democrats caucus on saturday... and republicans next tuesday. by the way-- we've also learned democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders will host town halls at the keep memory alive event center. it runs from 6 to 8 pm on thursday./// ((denise valdez)) > south carolina is at the center of campaign 2016 this week as the crucial first- in-the-south primary takes place this saturday. ((paul joncich)) republican presidential candidates aren't wasting a second racking up miles in the palmetto state- trying to reach as many undecided voters as possible. and this time around there are a lot of voters in that undecided column. craig boswell reports from mount pleasant, south carolina. >trump walking in donald trump was back on the campaign trail
after throwing jabs at a number of his gop rivals. (donald trump/gop presidential candidate) "these politicians are really dishonest people. wow. they are really, really dishonest people." "they don't do this with bush" earlier in the day.he snapped photos with workers at tommy's country ham house in greenville. cruz aboard a world war two-era aircraft carrier, ted cruz outlined his proposal to expand the military. (ted cruz/gop presidential candidate) "the nation must be prepared for the possibility of multiple, near simultaneous conflicts." (craig boswell/cbs news) "some of the voters who attended this cruz speech are going from event to event-- trying to see all of the candidates as they're forced to make up their minds before saturday." "i heard jeb bush last night." george klein calls his decision a dilemma after hearing both jeb bush and cruz in the past 24 hours. (george klein/undecided voter) "i could be happy with either of them or marco rubio. craig: but you have to make a decision. george: i have to make a decision and the time is coming up quickly." bush bush was back campaigning solo after appearing with his brother- former
monday. he says he's not backing down despite polls that show he's running far behind.. (jeb bush/gop presidential candidate) "i want to win. i'm not doing this to lose. winning is getting a chance to serve, to change the course of the country." bush has three scheduled events in south carolina tuesday. craig boswell, cbs news, mount pleasant, south carolina./// ((paul joncich)) > polls show trump is far ahead in south carolina with cruz in second. ((paul joncich)) > and don't forget- 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all the latest information regarding the upcoming caucuses and general election on our website... las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) > metro police are investigating a suicide that happened in one of their sub station's parking lots. it happened around 11 at the southwest command center near rainbow boulevard and windmill lane. there were reports that a man had shot himself in the head. that person has not been identified. metro said there was never a threat to anyone in the station during the suicidal
((denise valdez)) > and we've just learned a man has died after his car drifted across the median -- along the 95 earlier this afternoon. it happened around 12:30 between boulder city and searchlight. police believe the driver may have suffered a medical episode./// ((paul joncich)) > police believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a man. it happened at the intersection overnight. police say a 22- year-old driving a cadillac... ran a red light... hit another car...and killed a 61-year-old in another car. investigators think the driver, kristoffer leigh, was drunk at the time of the crash and say the whole thing could have been prevented. ((sgt. richard strader/ metro police: if you're going to drink, there's so many options in this town you don't need to drive. you can call a taxi cab, there's uber, call a friend for goodness sakes, take a bus. this is life changing for 2 families right now. )) ((paul joncich)) leigh failed a field sobriety test.
resulting in death. this is metro's 15th traffic fatality this year./// ((denise valdez)) > and a man was seriously hurt last nigth after being hit by a car. this happened near lake mead and rancho. investigators say the man was jay- walking when it happened. he was taken to a hospital.. and at last check is in critical condition./// ((paul joncich)) > police are investigating a shooting on the las vegas strip. they say shots were fired from a black sedan into another car right off the boulevard and tropicana at about 1-45. the driver and passenger were hit. they drove themselves to u-m-c.. and were released several hours later. investigators say the suspect's car was a black 4- door sedan with chrome rims. call crimestoppers if you have any information that may help metro with this case.// ((denise valdez)) > a storm on the horizon for the supreme court. ((paul joncich)) why republicans are vowing to block the presidents nomination for the empty seat.. and how the president himself is responding to the treat. ((denise valdez)) going solar at nellis air force base.
paul joncich. now. ((paul joncich)) > senate republicans are vowing to block anyone president obama nominates to the supreme court... this after its current longest serving justice antonin scalia passed away over the weekend. in a press conference today president obama says he will nominate a supreme court candidate who is indisputably qualified for the seat. . but senate republicans - lead by majority leader mitch mcconnell - are insisting they will block any nomination... saying that task should fall to the next president. political experts say republicans are within their right...but it could backfire politically. (((chris edelson/professor, the
play into this theme, republicans as obstructionists. this isn't the first time this has happened, the government shutdown, debt ceiling." )) ((paul joncich)) > today justice antonin scalia's supreme court chair and bench are covered in black. scalia will lie in repose inside the court on friday. coming up at 4- 30... we break down how that vacant seat is impacting people here in nevada./// ((denise valdez)) > a celebration at nellis air force base today.... after completing a project that will allow the base to run off of 100% solar energy during the day. the 15- megawatt generating station, is the second large- scale solar project on the base. together with the base's first solar field.. nellis can meet all of its energy requirements using solar energy during daylight hours. nevada senator harry reid joined nellis base leaders and nv energy executives for the dedication ceremony -- and didn't let the utility's squabble over net metering for solar customers go unnoticed: (( sen. rry reid:but you know things are changing, people no longer want the same way to do things and we have to arrive at some
monopolies and that's what they are around america... )) ((denise valdez)) n-v energy responded to reid's monopoly claim... saying while some may view the company as a monopoly... the c-e-o sees it as a regulated utility instead. now -- as for the nellis project... the power not used by the base will go back to the energy grid and back into the local community./// ((paul joncich)) > do we really need the $100 dollar bill? ((denise valdez)) a new report says not so much. why eliminating the benjamin could help crack down on some serious crimes.///
...but it says it would make life far more difficult for people who are breaking the law. the report also calls for an end to the u-k's 50 pound note, the one-thousand swiss franc note, and the 500 euro note./// ((denise valdez)) > and this story is getting a lot of reaction on our social media sites. vicki viscardi kessler wrote "no....if anything get rid of the $50.00. working in a grocery store u see more counterfeit $5o.oo bills then you do $100.00" katherine said "yes i would miss it. i hate having to carry all small bills" mary posted "noooo! it's so much fun to get 100s out of the atms at casinos"/// ((denise valdez)) > severe storms downed trees and power lines in florida earlier today. in pompano beach -- heavy wind gusts tore the roofs off buildings leaving debris everywhere.
severe weather in miami. the national weather service reported wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. so far they have not confirmed any tornado touchdowns. /// toss to weather < tedd florendo >another gorgeous day with temps in the 70's again making it 10 days straight now. winds have also slackened quite a bit down to less than 10 with some gusts still around the colorado river. it's about to get even windier though the next few days. ............................... ........ here are your weather headlines. we have wind alerts to talk about that have been issued. spring-like temperatures are still sticking around even with a slight cool down ahead. near 80 tomrrow and we also have slight shower brief shower chances. ............................... ............
with warmer temps over to the east side of the valley where we're lower in elevation. cooler up in mount charleston in the inthe 60's late day. temps are still riding about 1o or more above average for many valley neighborhoods. ............................... ................ regional temps this afternoon were warmer in areas like laughlin and death valley with the warmest temps. still looking at 50's to late day in the central part of the state. ............................... ................... we a high wind warning for the spring mountains that starts tomorrow at 10 am through thursday. forecasted gusts start at 50 then up to 60 by thursday. for the valley and most of the region we have a wind advisory that starts thursday however. that's expected to be our windiest day with gusts up to 50. ............................... ................. when to they start? calm early then winds by late morning and late day get breezier. thursday will be our windiest day which is showin ginthe mulitiple red and purple colors. especially for the mountains. then calming more by friday. ............................... ...............
breezy later on wednesday. gusts up to 50 in the mountains tomorrow. showers later are possible. thursday strong winds. cooler near 70. slight shower chances wednesday night and thursday a.m.. mountain snow expected with highest chances above 7,000'. ............................... ......... 50 for the low with cool and clear conditions. light winds and above average for our low and high. tomorrow expect a high of 79 warm and breezy. the record is 81 and more clouds expected. ............................... .................... neighborhood highs tomorrow in the low 80's through many parts of the valley with coolest temps over to the west side and northwest sections. ............................... ............. extended forecast shows those winds for a couple of days and clouds. shower chances will be brief. then warm back to the 70's and above average with more tranquile weather this weekend. signs warn of closures, but you say nothing
you say nothing ever shuts down. so you asked demetria obilor to find out what's going on. she got some answers, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) demetria obilor: > marcia says, " closure signs have been flashing on sunridge heights pkwy. and green valley pkwy. at carnegie st. since christmas. can you find out what's going on?" marcia, developers are building homes in the area. as part of that work, crews are using explosives and/or gas pressure to break rock and dig up the ground; it's called blasting. the city of henderson tells me the builders periodically close the road during the blast and reroute traffic. when it's all done, the road reopens. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to
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"best in show" at the 140th westminster kennel club's big night. jamie yuccas shows us the top contenders. >grooming it's all about primping and pruning -- and personality! (dorotta zahoneabel/dog groomer) she's really kind but crazy at the same time the dogs moving on to tonight's final round for the westminster kennel club's annual show include lucy, a borzoi from the hound group.panda the shih tzu from the toy group and annabelle the bulldog from the non-sporting group. (jamie
yuccas/cbs news/new york) the herding group winner is this german shepherd named rumor, who is a favorite here at westminster to win it all. top sporting, working and terriers take the ring today ahead of the big show tonight. (lizka baez/dog owner) this is the crme de la crme of the dog shows westminster invited seven new dogs to be a part of this year's festivities.bringi ng the total number of breeds to 199. the variety is what's brought these sisters from guatemala to westminster for the last five years. (using their selfie sticks)
castellanos/spect ators) patty: we're dog lovers, carolina for the love of dogs. it's our passion we love dogs so much. the wire fox terrier holds the record for most best in show wins with 14. today, monte crisco won his breed's title. (leonardo garcini/dog handler) "this dog is the best dog i've had in my career." if he makes it to the next round, he and six others will go on to compete for tonight's top prize. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york./// ((denise valdez)) > the top sporting, working and terrier groups will bound onto the green carpet at madison square garden in about 30 minutes. judges will name best in show before 8 p-m./// ((paul joncich)) > toy makers are showing off their latest creations at the 113th annual toy fair in new york city. right now the toy market is a 24 billion dollar industry in the last year. and this year breakthroughs in technology are pushing the industry to new heights. this star wars toy alloww kids to use their mind to control the game. (( (kc) what they're thinking happens over here? (hf) well what happens these sensors that
forehead will pick up my beta brain waves as i'm thinking about moving the holograms within the force trainer)) ((paul joncich)) > toy industry association president and ceo steve pasierb says - making a comeback. this year, family board games are also a big hit. industry experts suggest it's part of the desire to unplug and some fun./// ((denise valdez)) > a vacant seat in the supreme court is causing a major hold up for some pending cases. ((paul joncich)) how that impacts some people right here in nevada. and what a tie could mean for those cases.
at 4" ((paul joncich)) > the funeral for u-s supreme court justice antonin scalia is set for saturday. meanwhile, the debate over who will fill his vacancy is heating up. ((denise valdez)) we told you earlier president obama says he will nominate someone before his term is over -- next january. but on the other hand, republicans are vowing to block
8 news now reporter karen castro found out how this can affect nevadans. ((karen castro)) there's a number of cases pending in the supreme court that could affect different groups in the state... including undocumented immigrants, educators and college students. whether congress decides to confirm president obama's nomination or not.... experts say it will have an impact on the outcome of some of these cases. this is why... a tied vote means the lower court's decision will be upheld experts say that's exactly what's expected to happen in some of the most controversial cases. one case involves public sector unions which include teacher unions. it was expected to be a 5-4 vote with scalia siding with the majority. now, it looks like a split vote, which would be a victory for the labor unions. another case deals with eliminating affirmative action affecting students across the country. the same outcome was expected in that case. but now, it looks more like another tied vote. (( michael kagan - law professor, unlv: clearly the court often divides 5-4 on hot
there were several that looked like they were set up to be conservative victories that now might not be.)) ((karen castro)) another hot button issue deals with immigrant rights. president obama used his executive powers to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. the supreme court is expected to hear the case in april. a tie would eliminate the president's deferred action programs. ((karen castro)) coming up at 6, experts weigh in on the possibility of a split vote... which would affect thousands of undocumented families in nevada. ((denise valdez)) > speaking of hot button issues... there are other cases pending in the supreme court that could affect a lot of nevadans.. ((karen castro)) absolutely, there's are pending cases dealing with abortion rights, voting rights, jury selection, and contraception coverage. ((paul joncich)) > pope francis is keeping very busy during his whirlwind trip to mexico. he's meeting with young people today in a part of the country greatly affected by drug- trafficking.
trying to overcome years of terror at the hands of drug lords. adriana diaz is in mexico city. (pkg) crowds lined the streets for miles in morelia as pope francis made his way to another jam packed mass. (natz pope) in an area known as a hotbed for the mexican drug crisis, the pope urged young priests to fight injustice. sot:injustices like the rampant killings and kidnappings that plague mexico. wildline "and he drew attention to the rampant killings and kidnappings that plague mexico." (adriana diaz stand up bridge mexico city) more than 25 thousand people have vanished in mexico? during the last 10 years. some of the highest profile are the 43 students who disappeared in 2014 (protest camp site) these protesters have been here in mexico city for more than a year - demanding justice for the students, who have not been seen since a confrontation with police. (sot luis rosales / activist ) this the most popular case but not the only one, we're here to tell people this can't happen again activist luis rosales says the pope stands by mexico's corrupt government, and will not bring about real change (sot
better because of praying. things must be stopped by us, by the people. missing signs are plastered in the border city of juarez. where the pope visits wednesday. it was once called the murder capitol of the world, but the city is undergoing a renaissance and violence is down 40 percent (jesus / ramos ) ad: why do you think the pope chose to come here? i think maybe he heard all the prayers that the city sent for him to heal or to pray or to help us to uh be better. (slow) parents of the missing students will attend the pope's mass in juarez. adriana diaz cbs news mexico city ((paul joncich)) the pope wraps up his five day visit tomorrow in juarez, across the border from el paso . his mass is expected to focus on the plight of migrants./// ((denise valdez)) > with the pope practically a road trip away -- a small group of committed catholics are on their way to the mexican border to become a part of history. about fifty parishoners from saint anne's catholic church boarded a bus this morning for the pilgrammage. they're on their to way juarez mexico and plan to be there -- just in time for the holy
(( janet o'donnell / visiting the pope in mexico: i think the message that he brings to those people is one that they so much need to hear -- and need to know how much they're loved. and the pope really cares about them. )) ((denise valdez)) > the group is on a journey of faith -- traveling with with priests and deacons. all of them are eager to hear the pope's message and leave inspired. ((paul joncich)) > today... a federal judge in oregon said nevada rancher, cliven bundy, should stay behind bars... pending his trial in las vegas. the judge said the bunkerville rancher is a danger to the community and a risk for failing to show up for future court dates. bundy faces charges here for the standoff against the blm in 2014. bundy was arrested last wednesday in oregon after he went to oregon to see his sons. ammon and ryan bundy are both in jail.. facing charges connected to the occupation of a wildlife refuge building./// ((denise valdez)) > the nation's largest airline is suing the company that provides wi-fi for its planes... because it's too slow.
lawsuit against 'gogo.' the airline believes it has a better offer from a competitor... and wants out of its gogo contract. both american and delta have contracts that last through 2018. but american airlines' contract says once it submits official notice that it has a better offer... gogo has a certain amount of time to persuade the airline to stay. gogo says it has new technology that will deliver a much better wi-fi experience for flyers... but rollout of it will take time./// ((paul joncich)) > tesla is turning it's attention to the kid-friendly market. radio flyer, which makes the famous little red wagons and tricycles, announced it will begin shipping mini tesla model s cars for kids for whopping 499 dollars each! the one-seater cars were created for kids between the ages of three to eight. they include working headlights, a "spacious interior" and a trunk in the front of the car. it can also reach a top speed of six miles per hour. pre-orders are now open and the
paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > following up on our special report last week on the increasing number of heroin addicts in this country...we're getting a closer look at how big this problem is here in southern nevada. ((denise valdez)) new numbers show that in the last 5 years the number of heroin deaths in clark county has jumped more than 130%! ((paul joncich)) patranya bhoolsuwan is here with how some local families are working to curb this trend: < just a year after this picture was taken, 19-year- old reese engle passed away..from a heroin overdose ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "i look back and i asked myself everyday ..
different could i have tried something different.")) joe engle says like many parents of heroin addicts he was in the dark about the addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "he could have knocked me over with a feather when i first found out.")) today engle is working to help other families not make the same mistake. 3 years ago, he launched the las vegas chapter of the group ..."there is no hero in heroin". they put on annual events like this one tonight... to raise awareness about addiction..one that 28 year old alicia marshal knows all too well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "it's so hard to stop because you don't want to be sick.")) an addict since she was a teenager, alicia got clean less than 2 years ago. she says for a long her time her family enabled her...and not until that stopped, that she realized she had to help herself get well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "family members will try to love an addict sober and all the love in the world can not save someone.")) ((natsound joe engle on stage)) joe engle says the goal of his organization is also help raise funds to help people going through rehab. an inspiration that came from a
to escape this cycle of addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heron addiction: "all the awareness that we have brought on all due to him so his memories is living on and he's making and impact in this world.")) > ((paul joncich)) and since engle launched his organization, he has paid for room and board at sober living houses for 15 people. he says the next step is advocating for easier access to treatment facilities. and one day to open a recovery high school...one that can give full focus to teens trying to beat addiction./// ((denise valdez)) > a triumphant return to the stage! ((paul joncich)) after last years deadly attacks.... the eagles of death metal are hitting the stage in paris once again... how the band is describing their emotional return.../// announcer: now nevada's first
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((paul joncich)) > the band eagles of death metal performed in paris again today -- marking its return after the deadly november 13 attack when terrorists stormed the bataclan concert hall. jim bittermann sat down with the band moments before their performance. ((((jesse hughes) "this isn't going to be just a regular show for us tonight, you know, of course this is much more than just a show but at the same time it's just going to be a show." (josh homme) "yeah somehow they serve each other, you know." (jim bittermann) "will you be thinking tonight about what happened, all the time or is gonna be. can you lose yourself in the music?" (jesse hughes) "i always lose myself in the music but i'm gonna lose myself in the kids, i'm gonna lose myself in that. we're gonna get lost in one another actually is what's going to happen." )) ((paul joncich)) > the coordinated attacks targeted the theater and six other locations
130 dead in the worst terror attack in modern french history. ((denise valdez)) > the 58th annual grammy awards showcased more than just music with artists using the global stage to make a statement and pay tribute to music legends. ((paul joncich)) hip hop phenom kendrick lamar walked away with the most grammys, but taylor swift nabbed three trophies, including the night's most prestigious award. teri okita has a wrap up of the winners and highlights. >pop queen taylor swift opened the 58th annual grammy awards and ruled the show -- winning the top prize. swift's "1989" earned the singer her second career grammy for album of the year. she urged young women to not let naysayers get in their way. ((taylor swift/ grammy winner)) "you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people sidetrack you." (4 sec) mark ronson and bruno mars' "uptown funk" won "record of the year". ((stevie wonder)) "you can't read braille. nah, nah, nah, nah, nah." stevie wonder teased "song of the year" nominees before announcing ed sheeran's "thinking out loud" the winner. and "best new artist" meghan
as she thanked her family. ((meghan trainor/ grammy winner)) (sobbing) "and my mom and dad for always believing in me." ((teri okita/ cbs news/ los angeles)) "this year's grammys stirred up a lot of emotions...with performances that paid tribute to some of music's biggest icons. others used the mic to make a statement." (lamar in chains) "i'm african american." kendrick lamar sent a powerful message about racism with his rap that won him 5 grammys. "this is modern day slavery." the audience was brought to its feet by tributes that... honored earth, wind, & fire maurice white, eagle's co-founder glenn frey, and blues legend bb king. "the thrill is gone" "this is ground control to major tom" and lady gaga brought the late david bowie's work back to life. "we can be heroes just for one day." teri okita, cbs news, los angeles./// ((paul joncich)) > the band ghost, chris stapleton, and alabama shakes, were among several artists who won their first grammys last night.///
< tedd florendo >another gorgeous day with temps in the 70's again making it 10 days straight now. winds have also slackened quite a bit down to less than 10 with some gusts still around the colorado river. it's about to get even windier though the next few days. ............................... ........ here are your weather headlines. we have wind alerts to talk about that have been issued. spring-like temperatures are still sticking around even with a slight cool down ahead. near 80 tomrrow and we also have slight shower brief shower chances. ............................... ............ mid to high 70's this afternoon with warmer temps over to the east side of the valley where we're lower in elevation. cooler up in mount charleston in the inthe 60's late day.
or more above average for many valley neighborhoods. ............................... ................ regional temps this afternoon were warmer in areas like laughlin and death valley with the warmest temps. still looking at 50's to late day in the central part of the state. ............................... ................... we a high wind warning for the spring mountains that starts tomorrow at 10 am through thursday. forecasted gusts start at 50 then up to 60 by thursday. for the valley and most of the region we have a wind advisory that starts thursday however. that's expected to be our windiest day with gusts up to 50. ............................... ................. when to they start? calm early then winds by late morning and late day get breezier. thursday will be our windiest day which is showin ginthe mulitiple red and purple colors. especially for the mountains. then calming more by friday. ............................... ............... here's what to expect. breezy later on wednesday. gusts up to 50 in the mountains tomorrow.
thursday strong winds. cooler near 70. slight shower chances wednesday night and thursday a.m.. mountain snow expected with highest chances above 7,000'. ............................... ......... 50 for the low with cool and clear conditions. light winds and above average for our low and high. tomorrow expect a high of 79 warm and breezy. the record is 81 and more clouds expected. ............................... .................... neighborhood highs tomorrow in the low 80's through many parts of the valley with coolest temps over to the west side and northwest sections. ............................... ............. extended forecast shows those winds for a couple of days and clouds. shower chances will be brief. then warm back to the 70's and above average with more tranquile weather this weekend.
guy was injured in an early in an early morning fire in san diego. the couples pet dachshund ran from its owners and hid inside the house. that's when a man actually broke into the home to save him. he was taken to a veterinarian to be treated for smoke inhalation. the owners were not hurt. a man who lives there was told a fallen electrical line caught a nearby dumpster on fire./// ((paul joncich)) > a high tech tool for police is getting some criticism. ((denise valdez)) why some say new software that helps target criminal
when it comes to our personal privacy. ((paul joncich)) clearing up the rumors. coming up at 5 -- the hoax that so many smartphone users are falling victim to -- that ends up turning off your phone... for good./// ((paul joncich)) > a new piece of crime fighting 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."
gather online data about potential criminal suspects. ((denise valdez)) but some say the program - called beware - goes too far. and could lead to people being unfairly targeted. ((paul joncich)) chris martinez reports from fresno california, where officers are among the first in the nation to use the program. that's how fast it is... chris martinez: the software program called beware dives deep into the web - searching public records. from property archives to arrest reports, it's giving police a heads up about who officers may encounter - before they head to a call. a star warns of prior crimes. ((jerry dyer/fresno police chief)) "somebody that has had a past arrest for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon...(butted to) (34:28) that bit of information may cause our officer to handle that call a little bit differently. ((nats - police scanner)) "shots fired at officers! chris martinez: we watched police use the system after a man opened fire on two officers... ((nats - police scanner)) -- sirens and gunshots chris martinez: they ran the license plate of the suspect's car
owner - and his criminal record. a short time later - he was caught. but beware is controversial. the software assigns a threat level of red, yellow or green for residents at a given address. how that color score is calculated is unclear... even to police. ((jessica price/ aclu attorney)) "we want greater transparency..." chris martinez: aclu attorney jessica price is also concerned about the program's ability to screen public social media posts. ((jessica price/ aclu attorney)) "people want to be free to post on their social media without fear of government profiling or harrassment just because they did something like post criticism of the police." chris martinez: frenso pd opted out of beware's color coded threat system and social media screening after public backlash. chief dyer insists the program is necessary... ((jerry dyer/fresno police chief )) "when you look at the amount of technology that is out there today that criminals are using, it's important for law enforcement to assess those same tools." chris martinez: he believes beware is keeping both police and citizens safe.
((paul joncich)) intrado, the company that makes beware, won't reveal how its software calculates its controversial color score, what it does with the information that is collected, or how many agencies use its program. ((denise valdez)) that's all fo us today at four. paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at
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specifically the silver state's' teacher shortage. hundreds of thousands of students, but not enough teachers. thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. in clark county alone, the school district needs about 7- hundred teachers. and recently, the governor's office signed an emergency regulation to help with the shortage. 8 news now reporter, tony smith is live at the clark county school district headquarters. tony, how is the new recruiting program going ? ((tony smith)) the school district rep told me, it is too early to tell how successful the governor's provisional licensure program or arl-- for short will be. but he did said his team has already hired double the amount of teachers compare to last feburary - meaning more teachers in the classroom. < ((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "oh my godish, i love teaching in las vegas..." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) dominique de biasio is a first-year teacher at hal smith elementary.