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and four others have been indicted by a grand jury for what unfolded in southern nevada nearly two years ago. ((dave courvoisier)) the cattle rancher led a fight over land and cattle against the federal government. vanessa murphy has interviewed him several times in the past and is in the newsroom with this new development. ((vanessa murphy)) i asked cliven bundy twice recently if he was worried about getting arrested... he claimed he wasn't doing anything wrong... but his fight against the federal government has caught up with him. bundy, two of his sons and two other men were indicted by a federal grand jury on sixteen felony charges earlier today. in court documents, bundy is referred to as the main leader of the fight over land and cattle in april of 2014. bundy ignored court orders and wasn't paying fees to use land in bunkerville, the bureau of land management organized an
bundy and the four others indicted here are accused of spreading false information and rallying hundreds of armed followers which put law enforcement in danger. the bureau of land management ended up backing down, cattle were released and bundy remained. but the department of justice collected a lot of information....a nd paid attention to bundy's news interviews before his arrest...for example, when he made statements like this in april of 2014: ((cliven bundy/cattle rancher: battle is gonna go on for months so if we want a long, good hard battle we're ready. vanessa: what does that mean? cliven: well, whatever it takes. let's put it that way.)) ((vanessa murphy)) bundy was arrested in oregon last week after two of his sons were arrested there for their role in a fight against the federal they occupied. here...there will be an arraignment - but the date has not been set yet. back to you. ((paula francis)) vanessa, can you tell us more about the
paula, there are charges like threatening a law enforcement officer, assault on an officer.... charges which carry heavy penalties....up to 20 years in prison and fines up to 250- thousand dollars.... so if convicted, cliven bundy at 69 years old could spend the rest of his life behind bars.// ((dave courvoisier)) > an advertising struck flipped over on the busiest stretch of the strip this afternoon... causing traffic backups for hours. it happened across from caesars palace outside of jimmy buffett's margaritaville restaurant just after 3:00. all northbound lanes of the boulevard were blocked. the driver suffered non- life threatening injuries. no word yet how this happened./// ((paula francis)) > metro k9 nicky might be a workaholic.... his handler, sergeant eric kerns, says it's obvious to him that nicky wants to get back to work. the eight year old police dog was attacked by a suspect with a machete. it happened during a barricade situation last thursday night, which lasted until the next morning. his face, head and one paw were injured, but he still helped
kerns says nicky has the same spunk as he did before the attack: ((sgt. eric kerns/metro police: his personality and his drive to go out and search, and engage suspect, does not appear to be diminished at all.)) ((paula francis)) nicky is expected to be back to work in about three weeks./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more big changes are coming to the strip...this time it's the wynn resort and casino announcing a major expansion plan. patranya bhoolsuwan is live over las vegas boulevard with more on what's happening. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) shopping will be the name of the game... as the wynn announces plans for a new luxury retail development. a growing trend with major resorts looking for ways to boost revenue outside of gaming. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) by fall of 2017 ....expect big changes at the wynn as the resort plans to expand its luxury retail space ... just steps away from the busy foot traffic on las vegas boulevard. ((jose fuentes/tourist: "the more options the better right? so it's good to have all the
((patranya bhoolsuwan)) this 75- thousand square foot built-in addition..being dubbed "the wynn plaza" will include a number of new shops and restaurants. they add to some high priced, name brand stores already there like chanel and dior... the question is will tourists spend the money? one local analyst says yes. ((bill lerner/union gaming securities: "i think it lines up nicely with the trends we are seeing in the market...non gaming revenue has been quite strong.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) bill lerner with union gaming securities tells us he's not surprised by wynn's plan to expand...especia lly with record numbers of tourists in las vegas, especially from outside the country. ((bill lerner/union gaming securities: "there's been strength in that demographics in bound here...part of that is asia, part of that is europe.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) for kate mu, whose family is visiting las vegas from china, for the first time, she believes more high end shopping here can't hurt. ((kate mu/visiting from china: "for rich people they don't care about price sometimes."))
expansion plan follows a number of changes already taking place on this property...inclu ding a new restaurant called "jardin" and the spring opening of "intrigue" the nightclub that will soon be replacing tryst. reporting live, patranya bhoolsuwan 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) wynn releasing any details on what kind of stores will be coming in to this new plaza? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) not yet...but the words they are using in the announcement include "premier, exclusive and prestigious" so we can assume they will be high end.// music ((paula francis)) > a new cnn/orc poll shows that nevada is split down the middle over which democratic candidate would make the best nominee.
48- percent of likely caucus- goers support hillary clinton... versus 47-percent of support for senator bernie sanders. the democratic caucus is on saturday. on the republican side... donald trump holds a commanding lead with 45- percent of those likely to caucus. senators marco rubio and ted cruz registered second and third at 19- percent and 17- percent, respectively. republicans caucus on tuesday./// ((paula francis)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all your news regarding the caucuses and presidential campaign... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the lady rebels looking pretty in pink a very important game played at unlv. chris maathuis tells us why tonight was more than wearing a pink jersey. a pregnant woman shot dead in front of her fiance 20 years ago... detectives have a pretty good idea who did it and hope that the changes of the times will bring forward witnesses. george knapp shows how you can help...
((dave courvoisier)) > a double murder that 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
police think the incident was the culmination of a bloody spree involving as many as five other murders, and they have a strong idea who did it, but they're asking for help from the public. the i-team's george knapp has the story. < george knapp valentines day 1996. justin snyder had to work the graveyard shift. his pregnant fiance sarah decided to keep him company. they were young and in love and hoped to spend the rest of their lives together. but two killers dressed in drag changed everything. dean o'kelley/metro cold case detective: they got away with, we believe, 50 dollars and left a trail of money going out the door. even for experienced homicide detectives, the double murder by the drag queen killers is difficult to absorb. dean o'kelley and ken hefner chose this case from the hundreds of unsolved murders stacked in binders from floor to ceiling at metro. the entire tragic sequence was
two armed men, dressed in women's clothing, entered the store at pecos and bonanza just after midnight. one gunman stayed beside sarah, who was seated at a poker machine. the other suspect focused on justin, the clerk, but was angered because so little cash was in the two registers. dean o'kelley: he tried to get justin to open the safe and is told only managers can do that, which is a reality. he's very angry about that.... the robbers snatched a measly 50 dollars or so and started to leave. one of the drag queens walked out the door. but the second paused momentarily beside sarah, who was crouched down trying to avoid eye contact. voice of dean o'kelley on video it's very disturbing. he's walking out, just almost as an afterthought, he turns and fired one round into sarah. that bullet struck her in the shoulder and then went across her body and in through her unborn son. gk: so it's two murders?
there was no reason for it. there was absolutely no reason for it after the killer casually strolled out the door, a distraught justin leapt to sarah's side, then scrambled to call for help.... . the images are gutwrenching. paramedics struggle to save sarah's life, but she's gone. doctors later determine the unborn child would have been viable but was killed by the same bullet that took sarah's life. the story galvanized the public and was later featured on america's most wanted. 7- 11 offered a 25,000 dollar reward. this artists sketch of the shooter was circulated...it bears a striking resemblance to a then- notorious gang leader..named kareem ali brock. police suspect brock in a string of bloody crimes in the same neighborhood that culminated with the valentine murders. it started just before halloween about 4 months earlier.
was killed in a shootout...tipst ers told police that brock and his crew wanted revenge and went on a rampage...33 year old roy kelly was guinned down on november first....4 days later, 98 shots were fired in a gunfight next to the same 7-11, killing billy floyd and wounding two others....3 days later, 20 year old rodney green was murdered on the same street where roy kelly died.... ken hefner, the homicide cop who was working the string of slayings then, is today one of the two cold case detectives still looking for answers. dean o'kelley says the prime suspect kareem brock, felt police closing in and may have wanted to scrape up enough money to get out of town. that's one reason he might have gone to the 7-11. police say brock strongly resembles the suspect caught on video but they still need help. back in 1996, witnesses who had information were afraid of brock and his gang.
what we're interested in is people who aren't afraid anymore, that they would come forward and give some justice, especially to sarah, who was sitting with her fiance on valentine's day...completely innocent, not doing anything in the world, and to have her killed in such a casual callous way...it was senseless.. george knapp standup: kareem brock was sent to prison for a number of years because he shot at police when they tried to arrest him. but neither he nor anyone else has ever been charged with the murder of sarah snyder and her child. 7-11 says a cash reward is still being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. george knapp 8 news now. > ((dave courvoisier)) on our website, we've posted a link and a phone number for anyone who wants to contact the cold case detectives with information
unsolved homicides./// ((paula francis)) > call it "desert gold"... a sea of wildflowers is blooming in death valley national park. this is a rare event -- it only happens once every decade or so. the flowers follow a wet el nino winter. but the clock is ticking on how long you can catch a glimpse of the flock of flora: ((linda slater, national park ranger)) "we will probably continue to have flowers all through march into april. but these fields of flowers, like we are seeing right now. they're close to their prime, right to their peak right now. especially south, along bad water road." ((paula francis)) the last time death valley got an early desert bloom was in 20-05. now, we also got an update on the october flooding recovery from last year. park rangers say things have a long way to go before it's back to normal. no timeframe yet on when the scotty castle area will reopen.///
right now as many neighborhoods hit the 80's today. first 80's of the year so far with cooler temps tomorrow. high 70's with some neighborhoods in the 80's this afternoon. cooler over to the west side of the valley with cooler temps in kyle canyon later today. ............................... ........... regional temps also in the 70's from mesquite all the way down to laughlin and 70's for pahrump later today too. mid 50's in the central sections of the state and colder in ely this afternoon. ............................... ............. winds taking a little while to get started but we already have wind warnings in effect for the mountains. they are in effect through tomorrow afternoon. the wind advisory for the valley starts at 4 am and lasts also through tomorrow afternoon. as we anticipate gust up to 60 or more tonight in the spring mountains. up to 50 in other parts of the region. ............................... ................ tracking the low off the coast
trailing cold front is bringing the much needed rain to california. let's zoom into our area and show the rain moving through l.a with showers mainly higher up in the atmosphere in the nye county right now. we have chance of these shower moving through the evening and tomorrow morning as well. ............................... ................. futurecast show slight chances tonight and overnight into the morning. then clearing by midday and afternoon. ............................... .......... what we do know is we're expecting strong winds to develop tonight, but especially strong winds for tomorrow which is the reason for the weather wind alerts. up to 50 for the valley and surrounding neighborhoods. and up to 60 or more for the spring mountains and red rock. breezy friday and calmer by weekend. ............................... .................. toniight 58 for the low gusty and mild by morning. showers are possible tomorrow mornign as well. windy and cooler tomorrow with temps in the high 60's with gusts up to 50 possible. ............................... .................. mount charleston with have very strong winds which is reason for the wind warning not an advisory. snow level up to 8,000 feet. so both rain and a mix up at the ski resort. ...............................
extended forecsat shows those 60's won't last too long. mid 70's by the weekend again with temps by monday getting very close to records. it seems cancer has touched somebody in every family. ((dave courvoisier)) that's why tonight's unlv game meant so much more then the final score. chris maathuis here to tell us more. ((chris maathuis)) this was one of those game where the final score is secondary. both unlv and air force wearing pink on 'play for kay' night... i'll explain that. plus... the boys were hoopin' it up in the post season... look who's movin' on. sports is next here on channel 8. "from 8 news now, this is sports
((chris maathuis)) just a small handful of games are left in the regular season for the runnin' rebels. they've got 4 more games before the mountain west tourney tips off here in las vegas. it's certainly been a crazy season a lost season. seems to mirror the last few seasons... high expectations only to see disappointment at the end. who knows if unlv can win a game in the tourney... the way they played last night, they might be hard pressed to win any more games. and it looks like they'll end up playing on wednesday in the mountain west tourney... making it even harder to reach the league title game. however this is a weak conference this year, so who knows. one thing we do know... the rebels have a big date with reno coming up saturday at the mack. ((chris maathuis)) checking the mountain west scores tonight... fresno beat wyoming... the wolfpack comes into las vegas with a win, reno beats san jose state utah state was a winner and new mexico beats boise 80-78 ((chris maathuis)) we check in on lon kruger's third ranked sooners visiting unranked texas tech. look at this, it's a one point game... but off the turnover... the dreaded turnovers. the red raiders runnin' and scoring... they out hustled the sooners.
there's no chance on that alley op, never mind that toddrick of the game. it's time to celebrate in lubbock... as the red raiders pull off the shocker beating the sooners 65- 63. ((chris maathuis)) another game... even after all these years, unlv fans love to see duke lose. they're trailing one late in the game.... here comes grayson allen... he's fouled hits a pair of free throws for the lead. duke needed a pair of stops in the final minute... especially right at the end. final seconds in the game.. roy williams elects to let 'em play.. no time out.. and joel berry's shot is blocked in the lane and the dukies upset 5th ranked unc 74-73 ((chris maathuis)) big game for the lady rebels tonight... big because of what it means. it was play for kay night at cox pavilion. both teams wearing pink., air force in white with pink stripes... lady rebels in pink. it's play for kay because rebel reserve paris strawther lost her
was a freshman in high school. lady rebels are 19-0 against the lady falcons in las vegas. it was tied at 25 at the break... but unlv scores 24 points in the third.... dakota gonzalez led the ladies with 13... unlv led by as many as 18, settled for a 62-51 win. that's now 20 straight over air force in las vegas in boys hoops tonight... the sunset and sunrise post season is underway. good game at silverado... green valley visiting the skyhawks in a sunrise battle. give and go..matthew arnold starts out of bounds and finishes the play with the bucket... this team beleives green valley battling... ryan trejo..reverse lay up.. but arnold finds big man cooper burgess for the easy 2... 65-47.. they've got coronado tomorrow. manny pacquiao's comments toward gays have cost him his contract with nike. the company says it has dropped the filipino boxer after he was quoted as saying gay people "are worse than animals." nike strongly opposes discrimination
pacquiao apologized tuesday. he's is running for the senate in the philippines. bigger question tonight is if this might jeopardize his april 9th fight with tim bradley here in las vegas. ((chris maathuis)) finally don't know if it was so much the game itself... that was pretty boring. but the nba all star weekend was a huge on social media. twitter on a world wide basis generated 1.7 billion views of nba all star activities. ((dave courvoisier)) > a big announcement from 8 news now after the break.///
i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix
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for our top three strange stories for the day... ((tedd florendo)) a kentucky t-v meteorologist has been arrested for reportedly working a side job as a botanist! tori shaw is accused of running a marijuana growhouse. state
police acting on a tip say they found pot and weapons inside shaw's home. she and her husband face multiple charges./// ((dave courvoisier)) recording artist kanye west has millions of albums sold... and millions more in debt. west turned to twitter to beg facebook founder mark zuckerberg
and now a kanye fan has started a go- fund-me account... to try to raise 53- million bucks. so far, the campaign is considerably short./// ((chris maathuis)) pretty soon you'll be able to get a tattoo when you shop at whole foods -- of all places. the grocery chain announced it may add parlors to its newest stores later this year. it's part of their plan to attract millennial shoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) > all surprising stories for sure, but a rather shocking announcement of our own... paula is retiring after a storied career here at 8 news now. ((paula francis)) (april 1st) ((dave courvoisier))
please, have a seat, everybody. >> stephen: welcome to "the late show." you spoil me. you spoil me. welcome to "the late show." you jon, grace. pleads, welcome. i'm stephen colbert. did you guys watch the westminster dog show this weekend? i love it. it's like the grammys, but with dogs, and less public urination. and yesterday, they announced the best-in-show winner, a german short-haired pointer named c.j. look at that beautiful dog! ( applause ) finally answering the age-old question, "who's a good boy?" ( laughter ) c.j. is. sorry, all other dogs. it's c.j. right now. now, we would have loved to have had c.j. on the show tonight,