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the motorcylist was taken to the trauma unit at university medical center....where he was pronounced dead. the 19-year-old man did not have a motorcycle license..... and the 18- year-old driver of the nissan altima involved only had an instruction permit...which requires that a licensed driver over the age of 21 be in the vehicle with him......but he was driving alone. (( sgt. richard strader/ metro fatal detail: "the facts of the matter of this is that we have two people who shouldn't have been driving vehicles.//had they been doing what they were supposed to be doing which is not driving cars without people and not riding a motorcycle because they shouldn't have been, we wouldn't be standing here today. " )) ((vanessa murphy)) we saw at least one other driver who remained at the scene. she said she was a witness and was waiting to talk with police. the road here is expected to be closed for at least another hour. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa,
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ticketed? ((vanessa murphy)) dave, that is possible - that would normally be the case if a driver with an instruction permit was pulled over without a licensed passenger in the car... but that will not happen tonight. police say it's too early to tell.....as this is being investigated. back to you.// ((dave courvoisier)) > fatal detail is on scene of another deadly crash... a pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at sunrise trauma after they were hit by a pickup truck. this happened just after 8:30 on eastern between tropicana and reno. 8 news now was the only crew on scene as northbound and southbound lanes of eastern were shut down for the investigation. we're awaiting word on what caused the collision and if any charges will be filed./// music ((paula francis)) > we're less than two days from nevada's "first in the west" democratic caucus. the race between hillary clinton
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nevada polls showing a dead-heat between the two. ((dave courvoisier)) both candidates attended a town hall at the lou ruvo center tonight. patrick walker is live in the newsroom with more on what both had to say. ((patrick walker)) tonight's msnbc/telemund o town hall was heavily focused on immigration. for bernie sanders... much of the focus about that topic centered on a "no" vote in 2007 on an immigration reform bill by senator ted kennedy... which hillary clinton voted for. sanders said he voted "no" because he felt it wasn't a good bill... and pointed out a "yes" vote on a similar bill in 2013.: ((sen. bernie sanders/(i) democratic presidential candidate "under senator reid, we did pass comprehensive immigration reform, unfortunately, the house did not, as president, i will do everything that i can to pass immigration reform and a path toward citizenship for those today who are undocumented." jose diaz-balart: "even if it sen. bernie sanders: "of course.")) clinton... who introduced her immigration reform plan in las vegas last may... pointed out she voted "yes" on the 2007 bill.
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to "go even farther than the president" with regard to using executive actions for immigration reform if it stalls in congress. clinton then went on the offensive... when answering a question about if sanders' criticism of some of former president bill clinton's policies was out of bounds.: ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "i just don't know where all this comes from, because maybe it's that senator sanders really wasn't a democrat until he decided to run for president, he doesn't even know what... the last two democratic presidents did" (crowd boos) "it's true, it's true, you know it's true, i mean it happens to be true.")) ((patrick walker)) both candidates now have less than 48 hours to try to convince voters to go their way. and they will be busy leading up to saturday's caucus. ((patrick walker)) hillary clinton will appear with her husband... former president bill clinton... and daughter chelsea at a "get out the caucus" rally at the clark county government center amphitheater at 7:30 tomorrow night. bernie sanders will criss-cross
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ending up at a concert/rally at the henderson amphitheater starting at 6 p- m. dave and paula... ((paula francis)) were there any nevada- specific questions for either of the candidates? ((patrick walker)) senator sanders fielded a question about protecting public lands. his answer was very brief... only saying he sponsored a bill to prevent the extraction of fossil fuels from public lands. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more of the focus is on the democratic race right now since they caucus first on saturday... but soon after the attention will square on the republicans. today the nevada republican party held their last caucus training before the real thing on tuesday. if you couldn't make it and have questions... hopefully this helps: (( sara sendek / nevada comm. director for rnc: "if you want to learn more about caucusing you can go to nevadagopcaucus. org and on that site you can put in your information and find your caucus location and just learn more about how a caucus works, what time your caucus will start and where you should go." ))
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didn't register to caucus as a republican, it's too late. that deadline was last saturday. nevada's republican party has seen thousands of new voter registrations this month./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a new cbs poll released today shows that donald trump continues to hold a commanding lead over the republican field... with a 17 point lead over his cruz. florida senator marco rubio percent... just ahead of ohio governor john kasich. more than half of republican voters say they may still change their minds about who to support./// ((dave courvoisier)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for everything relating to the caucuses and the presidential campaign... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paula francis)) > there could be a break in a disturbing case of animal cruelty. several ducks and swans were killed in the desert shores community last november.... the group nevada political action for animals says a teen may be responsible for the killings. 8 news now confirms there is movement in the case.
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passionate about the birds... and say they are looking forward to getting more answers about the cruel deaths: ((yolanda shaner/desert shores resident: they are not just animals. they know, they love us, they come to us and we just love em. they have feelings. why should they be killed? they're not harming anyone. )) ((paula francis)) yolanda shaner says her husband and other residents put together reward money, along with nevada political action for animals and state senator mark manendo. the total was five thousand dollars and that may have led to the tip that was received: ((state senator mark manendo: it's something that is near and dear to our heart and myself as well. and we felt this was just unjust. )) ((paula francis)) the matter is expected to be handled through juvenile court if the case we will bring you any developments as they happen./// music ((dave courvoisier)) > local and federal agents swept through three different buildings today... serving search warrants in a corruption investigation. at the center of the probe is a financial manager for the bureau of reclamation... rick leavitt...
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the second place visited today is the bureau of reclamation office where he worked in boulder city... and finally... at a las vegas accounting firm... on sunset near durango. our news crews fanned out across the valley today to piece together this investigation. the i-team has learned through law enforcement sources that one focus of the probe is a contract to manage the sale of electricity from the hoover dam. no one is commenting yet... the only on the record confirmation is a statement from the f-b-i that said it is involved along with the i-r-s, metro, and the office of the inspector general for the department of the interior./// ((paula francis)) > jailed rancher cliven bundy will return to nevada to face federal charges. bundy waived an identity hearing in oregon today and requested a preliminary hearing for tomorrow. the government in turn requested a cancellation of that hearing and an order of commitment directing u-s marshals to transport bundy back to nevada. bundy's attorney did not object to the request. yesterday, a grand jury in
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against bundy relating to the 20-14 standoff with b-l-m officers in bunkerville. he, along with others, face several charges./// ((dave courvoisier)) > authorities are calling it a crime of opportunity. auto thefts are on the rise across the valley according to metro police. 8 news now's mauricio marin spent the day with police to find out how drivers are making it easy for criminals. ((mauricio marin)) metro police are working to tackle an increasing problem in the ((sgt. fred haas/metro police: "instead of waiting until it becomes a bigger problem we want to address and make sure our citizens are aware of what's going on." )) ((mauricio marin)) reported stolen within metro's the new year. areas hit hardest have seen a 10- percent increase in car thefts from this time last year. sergeant fred haas says many of these cases could have been prevented. ((sgt. fred haas/metro police: "i see a lot of reports where the car is just unlocked they are going in and grabbing the quick items, change, the phones, purses, wallets things like that." )) ((mauricio marin)) in an effort to warn people about the growing
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word out thursday through apartment managers.. they want them to warn residents to lock, take and hide. ((erin blakey/crime prevention specialist: "if people can put their cars in a garage put it in a garage. if it's in a parking lot put it in a well lit area." )) ((mauricio marin)) authorities warn simple things like keeping things out of sight and taking anything valuable out of the car can keep thieves from targeting your car. police urge people if they see something suspicious...rep ort it. (( sgt. fred haas/metro police: "if they see somebody walking by a car looking in the windows or checking the door handles please call so we can respond and check and prevent citizens from becoming victims in our valley." )) ((mauricio marin)) mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((paula francis)) > a non-profit that does a lot of good for southern nevada needs your help: (( patranya: "therapy through animals, why this unique mental health facility is at risk of shutting down." )) ((paula francis)) how much money they need to raise in just a couple of weeks to keep their doors from closing on those who need them most./// ((tedd florendo)) 71 mph hour on mount charleston today with 60's
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will they be back again tomorrow? that's the question and i'll have the answer including your weekend forecast coming up. < news music voice over: "you're
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dave courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is
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((paula francis)) > a non-profit organization that brings essential mental health services to southern nevada is in danger of shutting down. ((dave courvoisier)) paradise ranch near rancho and vegas drive connects people and animals for unique therapies with proven benefits... but that could end in just a matter of weeks if they don't secure emergency funding. ((paula francis)) as patranya bhoolsuwan shows us, they hope that you can help: < (( rooster crows )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > paradise ranch provides much-needed mental health therapies for southern nevadans in a unique way, but the non-profit is in danger of ending its mission unless it can come up with thousands of dollars in funding by the end of february: (( paul rogers iii/founder, paradise ranch: "there isn't very many places out there that do what we do." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) paul rogers is the founder and steward of paradise ranch. he left his government job in 2011 to pursue his passions of working with animals and helping people... that's how paradise ranch came to be:
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material in this world that can compare to the feeling that you get when you changg somebody's life." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) nearly 500 families receive care with the assistance of therapy animals every month at the ranch... including horses, rabbits, and a pig named "mama": (( patranya standup: "in all there are about 35 animals at this ranch including these horses right here. they've all either been abandoned or injured, but here at this facility they've found a special place to do a special kind of job." )) (( "all right, help me with the buckles." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) many of the clients who come to paradise ranch are children with special needs like autism or down syndrome... but also behavioral challenges. working with these animals has a proven therapeutic benefit: (( "1, 2, 3... all right that was a good catch" )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and their mission extends to our men and women in uniform: (( ed wright/veteran: "stuff unfortunately won't ever go away." )) ((patranya two tours of duty in iraq. and a traumatic brain injury
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rest of his life. he finds comfort at paradise ranch: (( ed: "it's rewarding because i like his working with leo, the horse, himself has been disability having been blind, so i like to think that we kind of help out each other." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) ed says he'll continue to come for therapy sessions as long as they'll let him. paradise ranch takes clients on an income-based sliding scale and will help anyone who needs it. now, they're asking the community for any help they can give so they can continue the essential work they're doing: (( paul: "we're pushing to try to get that done before the end of the month and i think we can." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwn)) patranya bhoolsuwan, 8 news now. > ((paula francis)) paul, a veteran himself, said it was time to swallow his pride and ask for help. paradise ranch needs about 25- thousand dollars to get caught up on their lease.
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raised more than four-thousand dollars tonight... and they're accepting donations through their web page. if you would like to help, we've posted that information for you on las vegas now dot com... just click on links we mentioned./// ((dave courvoisier)) > there were at least three avalanches in the sierra nevada mountains after yesterday's weather front blew through. one avalanche buried cars in the alpine meadows area of northern california this morning. three people had to be pulled from their cars by emergency responders. fortunately, no one was hurt. neither of the other two known avalanches caused serious damage. drivers in the area had to throw the chains on their tires to make it through the mountains. /// ((tedd florendo)) < ((>big winds hit the region today with some of those winds uprooting trees. we had numerous pics sent to our newsroom showing those winds knocking down trees and throwing around debris. the good news is the wind the
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............................... ....... skies have cleared and we're way cooler than yesterday by almost 20 degrees. still some breezes this afternoon and gusts up to 22. local winds still in the teens through many parts of the valley and higher for those in the southern sections of town. ............................... ........ regional winds also still blowing around in the afternoon for mesquite down to laughlin. we anticipate all areas to see a decrease in those winds through the evening. ............................... ......... current temps in the high 60's and below the 70 degree mark. 81 yesterday and we barely reached 70 today. cooler up in kyle canyon, they picked up 2 inches of new snow in the ski resort. while the lodge mainly rain. ............................... ....... regional temps also cooler in the high 60's this afternoon from mesquite all the way down to laughlin still mild today in the mid 70's. cooler in the central part of the state. ............................... .............. rain has moved out. did that about 1 p-m today picked up a trace of rain at the airport. skies are clearing and we'll have high pressure move in from the west and warm us up again for the weekend. ............................... ............ windcast show some breezes for friday in the teens to 20's. but not enough for wind advisories. saturday should be a lot calmer
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monday and tuesday. ............................... ............ tonight 48 and chilly. not as windy. evening breezes 5 to 15 mph. 70 tomorrow mostly sunny with some southwest breezes around. ............................... .............. mount charleston breezy 49 with red rock 65. warm breezes for lake mead at 74 for the high and warmer in laughlin. ............................... ................ extended forecast shows more sunshine. plenty of sun with near record temps again early week and above average nearly 15 degrees ((paula francis)) > private
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officer has been arrested and four inmates could face new charges for an alleged conspiracy. officer michael james was booked into the clark county detention center on multiple charges. authorities say an investigation uncovered a plot to bring cell phones and drugs into southern desert correctional center in indian springs. two phones were found inside the center and 16 were seized before making it inside. a press release states that james is no longer employed by the department of corrections./// ((paula francis)) > private space tourism company virgin galactic is expected to unveil tomorrow. an event is two" tomorrow. an event is scheduled at the mojave air and space port... the first big announcement since a test flight broke apart above the mojave desert during a 20-15 test flight killing one pilot. space ship two is designed to be released by a carrier about 50-thousand feet up...
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many celebrities and high rollers have bought seats... which cost 250-grand./// > that does it for 8 news now at eleven. and now we turn it over to chris maathuis for an 8 news now sports special./// > ((chris maathuis)) good evening, coming up on this sports special, a story of triumph over tragedy. also straight head... why is it still a big deal to beat the rebels? simon says, he knows > plus... the last fighter to fight on cbs prime time was muhammad ali. guess who'll be next... as prime time fighting on
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tell ya about it next here 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
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we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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basketball playoffs are underway... semi's in both the sunrise and sunset. liberty high is hosting the sunrise championship. the winner of the sunrise gets a birth in the state championships held in reno silverado and coronado, oh it's the pressure... both teams missing easy layups...skyhaw ks managed only 6 points in the third. that was their undoing...
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scorers with 20 points in the end, it's coronado ending the skyhawks run as they roll to a 64-55 win. ((chris maathuis)) in two days the wolf-pack will roll into las vegas having already beaten the rebels. and it's gotta bother unlv fans when ya see those fans storm the court... that's what happened in january. even still in spite of their record, when you play and beat the rebels it's a big deal. todd simon/unlv interim head coach: "unlv on the front of the jersey means something we're a big game for everybody, regardless of record, regardless of who's on the floor, the name on the back doesn't mean anything, when opponents play unlv it is significant." tipoff saturday is 7 p.m.... on cbs sports network. this is pretty neat. shawn porter and keith thurman will fight in prime time here on cbs march 12th. it'll be the first prime time fight on cbs since muhammad ali fought leon spinks in february of 1978. should be a great welterweight title fight... between the two, they're 52- 1-1 with 38 knockouts. one of these u.s.
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vegas this weekend is going to thailand. five on five soccer is really popular overseas and it's catching on here. 120 teams from all over the u.s. are in las vegas competing for 35-thousand dollars and the winner earns a trip to the world soccer fives championship in thailand. > ((chris maathuis)) still ahead on this sports special... when you see a pink jersey... breast cancer awareness comes to mind. rebel... the color pink is a reminder of something she'll never take granted, having lost her mom to breast cancer. the story coming up next.
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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.
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because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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((chris maathuis)) welcome back to this thursday night sports special... last night the lady rebels donned those pink jerseys. and as jon tritsch tell us, for one local lady rebel, pink will always be a remembrance of that fight against breast cancer. because for paris strawther, the battle hit too close to home. one color. one powerful cause. but as the world thinks pink. paris strawther thinks about her mom. (paris strawther/unlv: "just her laughs, her smiling, us spending time together. everything. it just sucks. i miss everything about her.") cookie strawther died in august
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3 children..includ ing paris who was entering her freshman year of high school. lost and angry..paris blamed basketball (paris strawther/unlv: "i felt like it almost took me away from the times that i could have spent with her. it was rough. it was rough.") the city's best young player..walked away from the sport.. (lee strawther/dad: "we were trying to hold her together because we knew she was talented. we were trying to hold things together for her. but at the same time: behind the scenes she's trying to hold the family together.") but cookie's presence stayed strong in paris..and so did their basketball bond.. (paris strawther/unlv: "i know that she loved watching my games. she loved that i was playing basketball. so i knew that i needed to get back into that. i knew i loved basketball.") paris powered liberty high to back to back state title games.. (chad kapanui/liberty coach: "for her to mature quick. i'm talking about as a sophomore and transfer that into the game. it's hard to find.") heartbreak was overcome by hope.. and paris in now at
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fierce fanbase (kathy olivier/unlv coach: "for her to do what she's doing now without having her mom around- she does it for her mom. you can tell. she has a great family support group. i think that's why she's so successful." as alwaysthe best moves came from mom..look who became a living inspiration.. (julian strawther: "she's my role model. i'm just trying to follow in her footsteps- academically and basketball wise- just everything as a person.") paris strawther is getting stronger every day (paris strawther/unlv: yea, i know i have to go out there and help my team. i kept saying in my head, 'mom you have to help me make these free throws.'") she made her freethrows..but she's always made her mother proud jon tritsch.. 8 news now ((chris maathuis)) great story of hope and inspiration in the face of heartache and sorrow. ((chris maathuis)) > that's all the time we have for tonight's 8 sports now special edition.
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>> jon: stephen colbert! captioning sponsored by cbs ( band playing "late show" theme ) (cheers and applause) >> stephen: hey, everybody! whoo! hey! welcome to "the late show"! (cheers and applause) hello, everybody! (audience chanting stephen) down here, up there, up there, right there, out there!
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welcome to "the late show"! (cheers and applause) welcome to "the late show." i am your host, stephen colbert. shocking news tonight going to get the big celebrity feud everyone is talking about: donald trump versus the pope. and as america's foremost catholic, let me explain what happened. the pope is in mexico right now, where he was asked about donald trump's plan to build a border wall. and his holiness said, quote: "a person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not of building bridges is not christian. this man is not christian if he has said things like that." (cheers and applause) then trump's okay because he has not said things like that. he has said exactly that. (laughter) okay. because trump wants to build a wall around this country. i wonder where he could have

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