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like we may need to bring our umbrellas with us.. just in case it sticks around. ((kirsten joyce)) sherry, how much more is it supposed to rain today? sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk gusty winds and they're getting stronger.....som e showers moved through last night and broken clouds around southern nevada this morning. .....
northwest valley and another wave will move through later in the morning. ......... then the gusty winds will pick up as the day goes on and get dangerous in the mountains. we could see a few more showers by noon or early afternoon. ........ temps take a slight hit, but still above normal in the upper 60s near 70 for the afternoon high. demetria, how are the roads this
this was the scene last night near charleston and lamb just before 11. firefighters were able to get everything under control in about 20 minutes and no one was injured. they're still trying to determine what caused the fire./// ((brian loftus)) > this is the same home that caught fire last november.. it was the scene of an arson and homicide investigation. metro police say a man was found dead on scene.. and there were also other victims tied up in and near the home. four people were taken to the hospital for injuries... including one person who was trying to help the victims./// ((kirsten joyce)) > democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are back in town. ((brian loftus)) they're taking part in a town hall later tonight... just two days before saturday's caucus. 8 news now reporter brittany edney is live outside the cleveland clinic where the event will take place. brittany, what makes this town hall so significant? brain and kirsten... first, and foremost... the polls are close.
sanders in the state by one- percent. the other thing that makes this town hall so significant is it's focusing on issues which affect the latino community. the nevada state democratic party is sponsoring the event. those working with the party say the latino community makes up more than a quarter of our state's population. the party says candidates will face tough questions on a number of issues ranging from college affordability to immigration reform. ((((mariela hernandez // political director, nevada state democratic party: i think for latino's here in nevada... immigration, health care and college education are some of the top issues on their mind. i think they're are things that really hit home -- for them so both secretary clinton and senator sanders will have the opportunity to really let them know what they stand for and where they stand on these issues in particular that i think are so important for nevadan's or for latino's in nevada.
m-s-n-b-c and telemundo are hosting the town hall. it starts at six and goes until 8-tonight. it is a closed event... so the general public cannot apply for tickets. again, this town hall falls just two days before saturday's democratic caucus. a victory -- or even a narrow loss to clinton -- would give sanders campaign a boost of momentum heading into the more racially diverse contests of south carolina and the southern states that vote just a few days later on super tuesday. ((brian loftus)) brittany, ... what kind of final preparations are taking place prior to the caucus? ((brittany edney)) well brian...the party says right now they're focusing on training...makin g sure people understand how to register to caucus and how the process actually works. and we'll talk more about that coming up in our next half hour. ((kirsten joyce))
8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can keep up to date on all the latest polls and political events both on air and online./// ((brian loftus)) > metro k9 officer nicky is getting better every day.. since he was attacked by a suspect with a machete during a barricade. cameras were invited to see nicky up close.. sergeant eric kerns showed off his 8- year- old partner ...for the first time yesterday. he says the dog has a lot of energy and is getting a lot of love during his recovery. nicky was injured last friday during the standoff when he was sent in to take down the suspect-- and he was successful at doing so, but not without injuries to his face, head and paw: ((sgt. eric kerns/metro police: he's a tough dog. he's a tough dog, so fortunately, he didn't get anything vital. his ears are still good. no vital organs were struck, so we're very fortunate.)) ((brian loftus)) we're also suspect ... tolavius timmons. he faces multiple charges.. including a felony for injuring a police animal....
((kirsten joyce)) > a sea of wildflowers is blooming in death valley national park. the super bloom is all in part because of the el nino rains we've had.. even a rare desert 5 spot flower was in blood. the flowers blossomed after all the rain we've had recently thanks to el nino. if you'd like to see the desert gold.. you don't have very long: ((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." ((kirsten joyce)) this phenom doesn't happen very often.. only about once a decade or so./// ((brian loftus)) > a first for a president.. in nearly 100- years! ((kirsten joyce)) where president obama's will be packing his bags and heading to.. in the coming weeks. ((brian loftus)) > plus... water runs through this intersection and it drives you crazy.. how demetria's helping stop water waste in the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) > and... milk.. bread... tattoo...
it all over your facebook and twitter later today.... because who doesn't enjoy celebrating national wine day?? while you may not be having a glass of vino right now.. folks will probably be posting their wine selfie after work tonight. and throwing back a glass or two does have its benefits... moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and some cancers. wine can also reduce "bad" cholesterol levels and increase "good" cholesterol./// ((kirsten joyce)) > if you want to get a tattoo... but need to pick things up from the grocery store... your dilemma is now solved thanks to whole foods. the company plans to open its first "365" stores later this year. the new brand of grocery stores will focus on millennial. it won't just be food.. it will include other shops to break up the monotonous grocery store experience. they could include anything from record shops to tattoo
boulder city is bumpy... winds at the test site have been close to 50 mph...and out in the spring mountains at blue diamond ridge... 40-plus mph winds. ......... a wind advisory in place right now and will last until this afternoon. we had some gusty winds last night as the first wave of showers pushed through with just some light amounts so far. ........... sunrise will be working against the clouds today... and then most of the clouds will be pushing out by sunset. ............ let's check your weather now wind speeds right now around town before you head out the door. ........ some gusty winds out at red rock already and we could see high winds to 60 mph out there at the base of the spring mountains today. ...... rains pushed through last night and measured up to a tenth of an inch... with some showers on the way with a secondary cold front. .......... then partly cloudy today and temps near 70 degrees. ..... after today the temps start
pattern of mild and dry weather through the weekend. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > moments ago.. the white house formally announced historic plans for president obama to visit cuba. the visit would happen as early as next month.. this has been expected since he in 2014. the president's trip to cuba would be the first for a sitting president in nearly 9- decades. this comes as the countries signed an agreement clearing the way for daily u-s commercial flights to cuba. however, a u-s economic embargo in cuba is still in effect./// ((brian loftus)) > pope francis to mexico. his last stop was in juarez,
mass just 50 yards from the us border. the pontiff delivered a blunt message of solidarity with migrants. pope francis also prayed for the immigrants gathered on the texas side of the border. during his five day visit, the pope toured some of mexico's poorest and most dangerous areas./// ((brian loftus)) > earlier this week.. we told you how kanye west was tweeting that he's 53- million dollars in debt.. ((kirsten joyce)) a fan started a go fund me campaign to collect donations for the rapper. so far, nearly 36- hundred dollars were generated in roughly 2 days. tmz reports the debt is actually kanye's investment money that's tied up in his music and fashion lines./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor the sahara and pavilion center inrersection looks kind of damp.... there could be some slick spots
the county will turn on the warm springs/tenaya traffic light at 9 am today. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > clark county commissioner lawrence weekly is hosting an event tonight.. highlighting black history month. it's taking place at the smith center from 6 to 8 pm. there will be plenty of entertainment from locals.. including musicians and artists. commissioner weekly will also give out special awards in recognition of black history month.///
one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
((brian loftus)) > the 1 and a half billion dollar powerball winners in florida have finally been revealed. this couple is lucky winners... they created a trust to manage the money. they were given a check yesterday for their 1- time lump sum prize of nearly 328 million dollars. they said they didn't watch the live powerball drawing on january 13th and didn't learn until the next morning that they won. the two said the amount of money is a little nerve- wracking... but it will be nice to finally retire. (((david kaltschmidt/fl powerball winner) "lost a lot of sleep - i lost over ten pounds.
at night, 'cause--" (maureen smith/fl powerball winner) "you worry. you worry what's gonna happen, because you're no longer in a quiet place ... which i'm gonna miss." (david kaltschmidt/fl powerball winner) "i work for northrop grumman, 34 years now and so ... i will be retiring. (laughter) so i'm ready." )) other winning tickets were sold in tennessee and just across the border in chico, california-- that winner has yet to come forward./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor linda says, "every day there's water running down alexander road at allen lane. there's all this water we have to drive through on a daily basis." the las vegas valley water district handles water waste
contacted. the water district says it will investigate and get back to me with the results. waste can be reported online or by calling the southern nevada water authority's conservation helpline. in your reports, be as detailed as possible. investigators can only cite can only cite waste, if they see it happening. we'll have that information posted on our website for you. it might feel like spring, but we're still in the winter watering schedule until the end of the month. that means, you can only turn the sprinklers on once a week, on your assigned day. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > toyota is recalling nearly three million s-u-vs worldwide -- because of possible problems with the seat belts. the company announced early this morning ... saying a flaw could cause some
toyota dealers will fix the issue for free. 1 point 3 million defected vehicles were sold in north america.. they were built between 2005 and 2014.. the affected vehicles are the toyota rav-4, toyota rav-4 e-v, and toyota vanguard./// ((brian loftus)) > new this morning... triple-a say pothole damage cost drivers some 3-billion dollars annually in repairs. they say that number is expected to get higher in the coming years. to minimize damage... triple a urges drivers to make sure your tires are properly inflated and have adequate tread depth. and if you can't avoid the pothole... slow down, release the brakes and straighten the steering./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of potholes.. ford says it's adding protection from the nuisance in one of its new cars. the technology is on the 2017 fusion v-6 sport sedan. ford says the shock absorber system automatically stiffens when sensors detect a pothole.... which allows the system to keep the wheel elevated instead of dropping into the hole. ford says the fusion is the first mid-sized car in its price
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 that 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.
the iphone of the san bernardino shooter.. what a victim has to say about the tech giant refusing to assist the investigation. kirsten joyce > plus... republicans duking it out.. just days before the nevada caucus.. the candidates called liars... and what ted cruz had to say about donald trump's lawsuit attempts. ((sherry swensk)) > and.. the winds are back... with a vengeance today... the wind advisories and warnings you need to know about before you head out the door this morning. and how much cooler we'll be for a change in your weather now forecast./// < welcome to a brighter morning,
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. we are just two days away from the democratic caucus.. and right now.. the democratic party is doing everything it can.. to be ready. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter brittany edney is live downtown where both candidates will be later on tonight. brittany, what kind of final preparations are taking place? ((brittany)) brian, kirsten... it's been a busy last couple weeks for the state democratic party... not only have they been planning for saturday's first in the west caucus -- they've also been getting ready for tonight's town hall that's scheduled to take place behind me... at the keep memory alive center. the town hall is sponsored by the state democratic party. people with the party say it will mainly focus on issues affecting the latino population in our state. it'll be hosted by m-s-n-b-c and telemundo... and will go from 6 until 8
the town hall might be in the spotlight... but the main focus is saturday's caucus. people with the democratic party have been working around the clock to make sure there's a big turnout: ((((mariela hernandez // political director, nevada state democratic party: in 2008 we had over 100,000 attendees. and we expect a good amount of democrats that are very enthusiastic about both senator sanders and s scretary clinton to come out and i think we'll have a good turnout. )) ((brittany)) in recent weeks the democratic party has been hosting a number of training sessions... even mock caucuses to help voters learn more about the process. as we told you yesterday... our state is very important for both candidates. a new c-n-n... o- r-c poll has them neck-and- neck. right now... hillary clinton leads bernie sanders by just one percent in the silver state. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) brittany... after the town hall... what other campagin stops are planned for the candidates? ((brittany)) bernie sanders has a dinner planned for later tonight... he'll also be hosting events in
hillary clinton... will host a rally tonight with the laborers international union following tonight's town hall... and former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea clinton are joining in a rally friday evening at the clark county government center amphitheater in las vegas./// ((kirsten joyce)) > while sanders and clinton prepare for their town hall tonight... the republicans already faced off.. in a similiar meeting in south carolina. ((brian loftus)) marco rubio, ben carson and ted cruz... participated in a town hall on cnn. rubio... actually agreed with front-runner donald trump.. calling their opponent ted cruz... a liar. ((marco rubio/(r) presidential candidate): "i've said he's been lying because if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and over again and you know that it's not true, there's no other word for it.")) ((brian loftus)) then... ben carson broke ranks.. and sided with president obama.. on the issue.. of nominated a supreme court jusice in his last month's in office. (((ben carson/(r) presidential candidate):"i probably would
someone." )) ((brian loftus)) instead of focusing o rubio or carson.. cruz took aim at someone else... donald trump. he said trump's attempts to sue him aren't serious.. and at one point broke out into song.. singing "i just called to say i love you."/// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can keep up to date on all the latest polls and political online./// ((brian loftus)) > and we've got some big news about 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) anchor paula francis just announced she is retiring on april first after 30 plus years in the television industry. ((sherry swensk)) she spent 28 of those at channel 8.. share your favorite paula moments and well wishes online using the hashtag "paula signing
now... but only expected to get stronger through the day. boulder city is bumpy... winds at the test site have been close to 50 mph...and out in the spring mountains at blue diamond ridge... 40-plus mph winds. ......... a wind advisory in place right now and will last until this afternoon. we had some gusty winds last night as the first wave of showers pushed through with just some light amounts so far. ........... let's check your weather now
mainly near 60 degrees around town. ........ some gusty winds out at red rock already and we could see high winds to 60 mph out there at the base of the spring mountains today. ...... ..........rains pushed through last night and measured up to a tenth of an inch... last night and measured up to a tenth of an inch... with some showers on the way with a secondary cold front. then partly cloudy today and temps near 70 degrees. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > cliven bundy
have been indicted by a federal grand jury. it all stems from the 2014 standoff in bunkerville. the cattle rancher.. two of his sons.. and two other men are facing 16 felony charges.. which carry prison terms if convicted. the most serious is assault on a federal law enforcement officer and extortion. bundy refused to pay grazing fees to the b-l-m for his cattle. in 2014... the federal government tried to round the animals up, to make up for the million dollars -plus... he owed.. and it set off an armed standoff between law enforcement and bundy supporters. if convicted, bundy could spend the rest of his life in prison./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor pretty nasty crash on northbound buffalo at lake mead. use tenaya or rainbow. a big rig rolled over in sloan and it's blocking the northbound
metro is responding to a crash that happened at the buffalo and lake mead intersection, which isn't too far from cimarron high school. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > apple.. coming under criticism.. for not helping the f-b-i. ((brian loftus)) why one of the san bernardino victim's families.. says,.. hacking into the terrorists' phones. . is common sense. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. new shops and restaurants coming to the strip. a look at the wynn's new expansion plans.///
((kirsten joyce)) as 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen tells us some of the most attractive jobs ... may actually turn out to be scams. ((michelle mortensen)) > they might be scams that could con you into doing illegal activity ... though you never know it. plus the employer may rip you off at the same time. this "job" i'm about to tell you about ... is definitely one to avoid. ((kasondra: i was putting my resume out ( anywhere i could.)) ((kasondra: mostly work from home.)) kasondra lubbers desperately needed a job. so when this email offer came in ... ((kassondra: it sounded perfect )) all she had to do was ship packages to score more than 18 hundred bucks a month. ((kasondra: it would cover my mortgage which was what i was hoping for)) the company .. lite west .. sent her a contract and asked for her drivers' license .. bank account, routing number and other personal information. within days .. boxes like these showed up on her doorstep.... and all she had to do was mail them around the world. ((kasondra: they were actually going to moscow )) she did it
but never got paid... and started to think the worst. ((kasondra: which is why i contacted you guys.)) turns out kasondra may have been wrapped up in an international reshipping scam. that's where people get you to mail stolen goods for them... and possibly steal your identity to steal more stuff. to know for sure we got the post office involved. ((andrea: they prey on people who don't know any better )) inspector andrea avery collected all the packages at kasondra's home ... and then launched an investigation into this possible scam. the first step - opening the packages and returning any potentially stolen items to the stores or businesses they came from. she couldn't tell me what was inside each box.... because the investigation is ongoing ... but she did say the next step is tracking the people behind it down.... and warning others to avoid potential con. + ((andrea: our biggest defense right now is just educating the public about these kinds of crimes. )) ((michelle mortensen)) in addition to helping kasondra with notifying authorities about what happened to her ...
folks at the financial guidance center. they're helping her with her finances, budgeting and her credit while she looks for a job. and remember .. when looking for jobs ... if it sounds too good to be true -- it probably is. research companies before you hand over your personal information. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem.. call michelle on the 8 on your side hotline at (702) 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk clouds over the mountains with big winds in the mountains. and gusty winds today will make driving hazardous... watch those shopping carts in
and you might want to turn off the sprinklers to keep from wasting water - group d! it's ............ we've had some rain since last night and that was beneficial...som e rain for southern california... but could have used more. ............. we could see some spotty showers as the rest of this system slides through today... but it's not a big chance. hihs dropping back to near 70
................. we have a great weekend coming... back to terrific sunshine and that warm springlike pattern sets up again for the valley. temps get right back up to the warmer mid 70s... so fire up the bbq or if you have the pool heated, jump in and enjoy a swim! back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the debate between silicon valley and the government rages on. ((brian loftus)) apple continues to refuse to comply with a court order.. to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters.
an appeal as early as next week. the fbi wants apple to create software that would disable the i-phone's auto erase feature.... so they can look for a possible motive of syed farook. he and his wife killed 14 people in the december shooting. the fiance of one of the victim's... says looking into the iphone for clues.. is just common sense: (((mandy pifer/ victim's fiance) i would be outraged if in the future it was used in other ways but this is an investigation into a terror attack )) apple ceo, tim cook, says complying would have chilling consequences.. and his company is prepared to appeal this... all the way to the supreme court./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor
flipped big rig in sloan on-ramp. lake mead. use tenaya or rainbow. buffalo. shoulder blocked. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > going under the knife... for a bloodless surgery... ((kirsten joyce)) the new findings... that have doctors believing better... transfusion. ((charlie ahead on cbs this morning, we'll reveal the results of a new national cbs race. and meet the first american woman to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. the news is back in the morning.
sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk winds are blowing right now... but only expected to get stronger through the day. boulder city is bumpy... winds at the test site have been close to 50 mph...and out in the spring mountains at blue diamond ridge... 40-plus mph winds. ......... a wind advisory in place right now and will last until this afternoon. we had some gusty winds last
showers pushed through with just some light amounts so far. ........... sunrise will be working against the clouds today... and then most of the clouds will be pushing out by sunset. ............ let's check your weather now wind speeds right now around town before you head out the door. ........ some gusty winds out at red rock already and we could see high winds to 60 mph out there at the base of the spring mountains today. ...... rains pushed through last night and measured up to a tenth of an inch... with some showers on the way with a secondary cold front. .......... then partly cloudy today and temps near 70 degrees. ..... after today the temps start climbing and we're back to the pattern of mild and dry weather through the weekend. rains pushed through lasnightd measured up to a tenth ofnch...th some sws on the waywith a secondary cold front. ck toou!kiten joyce)) > bloodless rgery was originally developedto accommodate patients with ligious concerns..t now the medical community ializing the procedure codnefit a larger community. ansfusions carry serussks..ich is leading more and moreysicians to explore bloodlessdicine foall kinds ofrgeries. d some say.. it seems to be working better than they anticipated: (((dr. sherri ozawa/englewood hospital: there are all of these things we can do to make patients healthier, again truce theamount of blood they lost, to make surgery safer.and these patients actually did better, )) ((kirsten joyce)) medical experts say bloodless surgery should be considered for any type of surgery that has been
transfusions./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor this flipped big rig is still blocking the northbound i-15 on-ramp in sloan. this serious crash on northbound buffalo at lake mead is causing big problems. we've got a crew on the way right now... use tenaya.. rainbow works too - just avoid the area. northbound side is blocked off. < > < >
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 women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. 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, and i ask for you to caucus for me. thank you. right now, the dow is up 14 points. the dow jumped 257 points
the year in half./// ((brian loftus)) > big changes are coming to the strip. the wynn resort and casino just announced a major expansion plan. ((kirsten joyce)) it includes a 75 thousand square foot luxury retail
space.. just steps away from las vegas boulevard. "wynn plaza" will include a number of new shops and restaurants...in cluding high- end designer boutiques. we spoke to one local analyst who says its a smart move by the company ((((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.")) )) ((kirsten joyce)) wynn has yet to detail which stores exactly will be opening.. but says they will be quote "premier, exclusive and prestigious" the wynn plaza is 2017./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts
good morning to your viewers on the west. it's thursday, february 18th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." ted cruz dares donald trump to sue him over an attack ad. we reveal the results of a new national cbs news poll. google backs rival apple in its fight against the fbi over unlocking a terrorist's cell phone. and seven marathon on seven continents in seven days. a single mom who is the first american woman to complete this daunting challenge. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener."
this has not been a typical race by any sense and i don't think anyone is surprised that donald is threatening to sue people. he has done that most of his adult life. >> slugging it out in south carolina. >> he doesn't have one republican endorsement from the senate. think of it. hard to believe. >> i like that. >> president obama is planning a trip to cuba next month. he'll be the first sitting president to make a state visit to cuba in nearly 90 years. hollywood presbyterian medical center attacked by hackers. >> the hospital paid $17,000 in ransom. >> they know who is behind a deadly explosion. >> turkey's prime minister says the attacker was a syrian national. >> apple fighting a court order to break into a phone used by the san bernardino terrorists. >> they say this creates a back door that endangers all of our cell phones.