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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for starting your day with us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's the final push... we are just four days away from the democratic caucus... and a new poll has bernie sanders and hillary clinton neck-and-neck. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live in the newsroom... michael, how close are we talking? ((michael stevens)) > brian, kirsten... right now... a new c-n-n... o- r-c poll has caucus-goers split. 48-percent of likely caucus attendees say they support clinton... while 47- percent say they support sanders. according to the poll... clinton is holding an edge among women voters. in recent visits, she's focused a lot on women's issues. on monday... she attended a meeting at the university of reno... talking about women's health care... and on saturday during a stop here in las vegas she talked about equal pay: ((hillary clinton // (d) presidential candidate:
class if we don't get back to having a strong american labor movement. so i'm going to enforce labor laws. we gotta ensure that women finally are paid equally for the work that we do. )) ((michael stevens)) in the c-n-n poll... bernie sanders tops the former secretary of state among voters under the age of 55... he's also ahead when it comes to issues like the economy. sander's uses wall street as one of his main talking points at rallies... including some here in the silver state. ((bernie sanders // (d) presidential candidate: the people who control our economy the people who control our political life are so powerful that there is no way that we can do what has to be done for the working families of this country. 20 unless millions of people come together and demand it .)) the c-n-n... o-r-c poll nevada poll was done
from february 10th thru the 15th... among a sample of over 1- thousand adult residents. brian and kirsten ((brian loftus)) michael... do the candidates have anymore stops planned before saturday's caucus? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... both of them will be at a town hall tomorrow here in las vegas... it feature live questions from nevadans. for information about the meeting.. head to las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > our caucus can be confusing... so harry reid and congresswoman titus tried to make it easier for some members of the latino community. they took part in a caucus rally last night. the idea was to educate and train voters on how a caucus works. nevada democrats say they've also hired bilingual field organizer for saturday's caucus.. and launched a spanish version of their website./// ((brian loftus)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters... you can stay in the loop on everything politics this election year by going to las
brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < starting out our wednesday with clear skies and calm winds... but clouds are coming later today. ........... it will be our warmest day of the week and the year so far if we reach the 80 degrees we're expecting. ......... but it will be quickly followed by a cool down and a chance for showers later tonight. ........
attacked by a coyote. and experts say it's a warning to pet owners...to keep your pets close....as more of the wild animals are being spotted around the valley. it's a story you'll only see on 8 news now. a 6 year old yorkie named dylan was attacked on new years eve: (( ira urgenson/dog snatched by coyote: "i thought he was a goner, who retrieves their dog when a coyote takes off with them.")) experts say more coyotes are out because the early part of the year is breeding season... more of the animals are looking for mates... and they go to urban areas near open land. the say don't let your pets out of sight early morning or evening... and keep your pets on a tight leash when you're on a walk. (( doug nielsen/nevada department of wildlife: "all coyotes need is a gap, just enough space, they feel comfortable they can grab the pet and go.")) butt to doug nielsen/nevada department of
a dog is just another animal...they just see that it got 4 legs and it looks edible so they will take it.")) wildlife experts say one of the worst things you can do is feed these coyotes.... this will keep them coming back into your neighborhoods. ... ((brian loftus)) > cliven bundy will stay behind bars in oregon...for charges stemming from the armed standoff in bunkerville back in 2014. yesterday, a federal judge in portland denied bundy bail. a recent 8 news now story by vanessa murphy was submitted as evidence by the government ...that bundy has no plans of lying down to the federal government. in that interview bundy stated -- quote -- "i'm not gonna ever let the federal government come here and abuse me... again" -- end quote. the federal government also alleges that occupiers of the malheur national wildlife refuge in oregon that were arrested and granted release have holed up with armed guards on bundy ranch./// ((kirsten joyce)) > we're getting an explanation from metro police as to why the 9-1-1
they say a "broadcast storm" caused it...and the system may have been overloaded with information. it happened earlier this month...the system went down for six hours. metro police say they don't know how many 9-1-1 callers were affected because information was wiped out when the system was reset. the department says it has put several measures in place to try to make sure a 9-1-1 failure never happens again../// ((brian loftus)) > county commissioners are looking into ways to make las vegas boulevard safer for pedestrians. yesterday... they decided to move forward to build two bridges over the boulevard. one would go between the bellagio and paris. the other just north of the mgm grand. they'll cost about 15 million dollars...and would be up and runnning in about two years./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >taking a live view of durango near alta where a vehicle struck
the motorcyclist was ejected from the bike and taken to umc - metro says the rider is in stable condition. right now durango is closed between alta and venetian strada, which is about a quarter mile north of alta. road should reopen soon. shoulder blocked on eastbound desert inn at the tunnel. delays on spring mountain approaching the strip. < > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > helping homeless pets in the valley... ((brian loftus)) what you can do to keep them warm and comfortable. ((kirsten joyce)) potential changes to food stamps... how the u-s-d-a wants people who
to healthier foods. ((brian loftus)) you say construction is creating a dangerous situation on the freeway. demetria found out what henderson is doing about it, in "what's driving you crazy?" /// there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay
an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
((brian loftus)) > country superstars rascal flatts are coming back to las vegas for their second residency! (( singing mayberry )) we stopped by the joint inside the hard rock yesterday to hang out with guys ahead of their "rhythm and roots" residency which debuts tonight. you just heard them sing "mayberry" ...
request from our 8 nws now crew.. and also belted out their newest hit "i like the sound of that." this is just a snippet of what you can expect at their second gig in town. the band said they can't wait to take the stage for their residency "rhythm and roots". (( joe don rooney: this is ya know, our rhythm and roots residency.. and our roots is going back to playing a little bit smaller venues and this is a larger small venue if you will, for us.. the intimacy for us, you can see the whole room, you can see everybody in here between songs even during the songs. you can make eye contact with people in the back of the room and that's a pretty cool thing for us to have and to see them and to see them singing the songs back to you, that's pretty special )) ((brian loftus)) rascal flatts will play 9 shows for their residency which kicks off tonight and runs through march 5th. barrett baber... a finalist on "the voice" will open for the band. tickets start at just 40 bucks .. if you'd like to purchase some, just head to las vegas now dot com.///
> and while we were there yesterday.. rascal flatts got quite the honor.. the hard rock unveiled its memorabilia case for the superstars. they were pretty taken aback.. because it was the first time they actually got to see it.. and they didn't even know which pieces were chosen to be on display./// adlib weather chat
until the end of this month... to help area animals stay warm, at shelters across the valley. we featured nathan adelson hospice's pet therapy program during this month's acts of kindness. the folks involved with that are helping their furry friends in local animal shelters....the annual "dog bed and blanket drive"... to help keep animals warm. you can drop off your new or gently used items at all the nathan adelson hospice locations... and community partners. the donations will then be delivered to area shelters. ((lisa browder/nathan adelson hospice: the pet drive goes through the end of february.. half.. a months to go.. blankets, towels... un-opened food)) to nominate someone for our series.... click on "sections" in the upper left corner...
under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > and the united way of southern nevada is celebrating random acts of kindness. today... they're urging everyone to perform an act of kindness for a child, student, neighbor, co- worker, or friend. they say it's to build a culture of kindness in our community./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > no delays on i-15 and russell. the collector route that takes you up from 215 not giving you any trouble either. construction continues on twain near paradise. the county expects to be out of the area some time this month.
((brian loftus)) > creating healthier options for people who use food stamps... ((kirsten joyce)) and there are new recommendatio ns to keep your teen safe in their first car... jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. good morning brian and kirsten! investors came back from the long weekend in a buying mood. the dow jumped 222 points yesterday. the nasdaq was up 98.// futures... the government wants to make
people who use food stamps. the rules would require stores to carry at least 168 items that the u-s-d-a considers healthy.// new recommendatio ns are out for parents shopping for their teenager's first car. according to the insurance institute for highway safety, vehicles for these new drivers should be boring and slow. the company says the best mid-size car for teens is the 2012 ford fusion. and the best large car is the 2012 buick regal. brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- we hear samsung is upping its smart phone game against apple... what are some of the new features? a: the new galaxy s7 and s7 edge are reportedly water resistant -- and come with
samsung is expected to announce the phones at an event next week.// /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor jim says, " construction cones have made the merge from russell rd. to u.s. 95 south short and dangerous. you can't see traffic you're merging with, especially at night. " the cones at russell and us 95 are part of the stephanie street bridge project. jim, i asked henderson to look into the situation. henderson says it understands that the cones have created a
put up additional message boards to warn drivers. henderson has asked the rtc to turn on the ramp meters during peak traffic to stop multiple vehicles from trying merge at the same time. the stephanie street project should finish up in april. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a man arrested... for not paying a student loan. ((brian loftus)) why he says he didn't give the government any cash... in 30 years. ///
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the nevada caucus next week. the latest in the race for president! ((kirsten joyce)) > apple fighting back... after the f-b-i wants the company to break into a terrorist's i- phone. why apple is saying no to the order. ((brian loftus)) > there's a new top dog! which pup took home the top prize last night... at the westminster dog show./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. the countdown is on to saturday's nevada democratic caucus. ((kirsten joyce)) but this weekend is also a big one for the republican presidential candidates. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live in the newsroom. michael.. the gop is getting ready for south carolina. ((michael stevens)) that's right kirsten.. on saturday.. voters in south carolina will pick who they think should represent the republican party in the general election.
donald trump is the frontrunner.. but now.. he's not just fending off attacks from his competitors.. he's dealing with some criticism.. from president obama. ((michael stevens)) donald trump took aim at president obama in south carolina tuesday night.... moments after the commander- in-chief said this: (sot obama) "i continue to believe that mr. trump will not be president//and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people." (sot trump) "you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would've been a one-term president." ((michael stevens)) despite the prediction, trump still commands a double-digit lead in south carolina. yesterday he and marco rubio bashed rival ted cruz for being dishonest: (sot trump) "i've never seen a human being lie so much. he lies about everything." (sot rubio) he didn't tell the truth about ben carson in iowa. he's not telling the truth about my position on marriage." ((michael stevens)) the texas senator fired back: (sot cruz) if you point to the things that come out of their mouth..they don't respond on substance they just scream liar liar liar. ((michael stevens)) right now.. public policy pollying shows trump with a 35 percent lead in south carolina.. rubio and cruz are tied for second place... with 18 percent.
after saturday.. the republicans will head here to nevada... for their caucus on tuesday. brian and kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael.. ((kirsten joyce)) michael.. has president obama weighed in on who he will support on the democratic race? ((michael stevens)) kirsten.. the president refused to say whether he'll endorse clinton or sanders.. he says he will have an opinion on it, eventually./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of the republican race... several candidates will be in nevada this week and next.. to push for your support.. ((kirsten joyce)) ted cruz is planning eight campaign events in nevada... this sunday, he'll be stopping in pahrump...then will hold a rally in summerlin on monday. he'll be back to las vegas on tuesday for an evening victory rally. ((kirsten joyce)) > jeb bush will also be in las vegas before the caucus. he's planning a 5-30 town hall meeting on sunday in sun city summerlin... doors open at 4-30. jeb bush will then head to reno on monday./// ((brian loftus)) > on the democratic side.. both candidates will be back in las vegas tomorrow. for a town hall meeting.... it's being held at the keep
the event will last two hours and residents will be able to ask the candidates questions./// ((brian loftus)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters... you can stay in the loop on everything politics this election year by going to las vegas now dot com./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk > < kirsten, brian...
back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > southern nevada is getting some big bucks to go toward fighting terrorism and boost response training for authorities. we're receiving 2-point-9 million dollars from a national homeland security grant. 28 other high threat, high density areas also received the grant. we also got 3 million dollars last year./// ((kirsten joyce)) > hundreds of teachers are still needed in clark county classrooms... but the district is making strides in its hiring process. right now there are about 700 vacancies in c-c-s-d. with the governor signing an emergency regulation to help with the shortage ... district leaders say they've hired double the number or teachers since this time, last year. (((michael gentry, interim human resources chief for ccsd "so, we are starting to see the tracking and i think a certain percentage, maybe the bulk of is
in addition to the governor's emergency licensure program, school district officials are using unique ways, such as social media, and recruiting out of state.... to attract teachers. a recruiting trip is scheduled in about 3 weeks to detroit, michigan. /// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < construction continues on convention center drive during a pretty big convention. magic, the bi- annual fashion convention is going on through thursday. lots of people in town for it, so expect delays in the area. summerlin will build improvements at charleston and 215...
now. > < > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > coming up... he's not the winner.. but he stole the show. ((brian loftus)) why one pooch captured the attention of the audience at last night's dog show. ((kirsten joyce)) a local group is heading to mexico to see the pope! how the group plans to join him in prayer today.///
for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas sun endorses hillary clinton. just like planned parenthood action fund endorses clinton for her fortitude keeping government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. and the league of conservation voters action fund... for her bold plan to attack climate change. or the human rights campaign... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry.
c-j.... the german shorthaired pointer won best in show last night at the 140th westminster kennel club dog show. the three year old beat more than 27-hundred other entries...from 199 breeds. only seven dogs made it to the finals. here's an interesting tidbit... cj's grandmother won best in show in 2005../// ((kirsten joyce)) > earlier in the night... a large leonberger named dario couldn't keep his composure through the competition... he wanted a treat and kept gnawing at his handler's suit pocket all the way around the ring. he wouldn't let up... and the crowd loved it. his handler says the hungry pup kept trying to get into his left pocket... but there weren't even any treats there... he says they were in the other side.///
increasing clouds as the day goes on. .... the winds will first pick up in the mountains and then across the lower elevations. .......... there are advisories and warnings in place you should know about. downslope winds for the mountains will become dangerous at times. ..... a slight chance of showers comes overnight tonight and a slight day or so. .... then back to mid 70s this weekend. > back to you./// >
take vo upon arriving the pointiff will visit a nearby prison where hes expected to meet and pray with several inmates. after that pope francis will meet with industry workers and then he's off to the fairgrounds for his highly anticipated holy mass. a quarter million people are expected to fill the area to witness this historic cross- border mass. melissa adan: reporting in el paso melissa adan back to you ((brian loftus)) > a group of local catholics plans to pray alongside the holy father in mexico today. parishoners from saint anne's catholic church are closely watching the tour through mexico and are thrilled to join him for mass in juarez. about fifty of them boarded a bus early yesterday morning -- and should arrive in el paso before dawn. the trip will take about 22 hours./// ((demetria obilor)) > trending this morning... a man in texas says he was arrested for not repaying a 15-hundred dollar loan...for 29 years. last week... paul aker was taken into custody... he says he owed 15-hundred
in the 1980's. but he didn't know he still owed it. authorities say the situation escalated when they went to arrest him...and it turned into an hours-long standoff situation. he eventually agreed to reimburse the government over 12-hundred bucks for arresting him and a payment plan of $200 a month to pay off the loan and accrued interest./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the
the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. don champion has more on what the fbi wants apple to do... and the company's response. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them. this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security
automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent. jeffrey harp/former fbi agent "the federal judge is looking as what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying "hey, look, apple you need to help the fbi out." nat computer once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode- without running the risk of data loss. agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and his wife picked their target and if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. tim cook, ceo, apple "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and
customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. don champion, cbs news, new york. ((brian loftus)) the ruling special code to disable the security feature in farook's iphone./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < starting out our wednesday with clear skies and calm winds... but clouds are coming later today. ........... it will be our warmest day of the week and the year so far if we reach the 80 degrees we're expecting. ......... but it will be quickly followed by a cool down and a chance for showers later tonight. ........ gusty winds in the mountains today and tonight, with breezy winds tomorrow for the valley.
quickly and we get a quick cool down to upper 60s. then back to warmer mid 70s by the weekend./// > < let's send it over to demetria./// > demetria obilor < crash on desert inn is gone. don't forget about the work happening on spring mountain and las vegas boulevard. no south beltway delays. should be an easy trip to mccarran this morning.
< > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new driving experience is just weeks from being up and running... speed vegas broke ground five months ago ... and the location is coming to life! asphalt on the 1.5 million track goes down next month... shelby gt's, ferrari's and lamborghini's will soon race on this road course.... the speed depends on you. ((aaron: "you can go as fast as you feel you've got the courage to back it up... i feel it wouldn't be uncommon for you to do 120-140 miles per hour, if you had what it took to make it happen." ((kirsten joyce)) speedvegas opens in march . owners hope the project will attract drivers looking to cross something off their bucket list./// ((brian loftus)) > if it's too good to be true.. it probably is.. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen exposes the cash loan company.. that's scamming people in the
they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities r their part in the crisis at put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
for help.. only to get disconnected.. the steps metro is taking... in attempt to prevent another similar situation. ((michael stevens))
> plus... we are just days away from nevada's democratic caucus... where the candidates stand in the polls... just ahead. kirsten joyce > and.. we are rocking with rascal flatts! we chat with the country superstars ahead of their big return to the strip tonight!/// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. it's the final push... we are just four days away from the democratic caucus... ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live in the newsroom...
sanders and hillary clinton neck-and -neck... ((michael stevens)) > brian, kirsten... right now... a new c-n-n... o- r-c poll has caucus-goers split. 48-percent of likely caucus attendees say they support clinton... while 47- percent say they support sanders. according to the poll... clinton is holding an edge among women voters. in recent visits, she's focused a lot on women's issues. when it comes to sanders in nevada... he tops the former secretary of state among voters under the age of 55... he's also ahead when it comes to issues like the economy. yesterday... senator harry reid was in town ahead of saturday's caucus... here's what he had to say about the poll results: ((sen. harry reid // (d) nevada: first of all if you understand harry reid, i don't belive in polls. everyone of my -- they bring up a poll i laugh at them. and there's a lot of substance for what i've been saying for years. a man who ran one of the polling agency's ran an op-ed piece new york times about 6 months ago and said you can't poll anymore. so i don't believe polls. and that's been proven time and