tv 8 News Now at 430 AM CBS February 23, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PST
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. today, the republican candidates hope to get your vote. ((kirsten joyce)) republican voters will now take their turn as they head out to caucus. before the polls open, the candidates are now all in town... and prepping for any last minute rallies. ((brian loftus)) last night, donald trump held a rally at the south point. he spoke about his stance on immigration, foreign policy, and relations. he says it's time to end all the "bad deals" u-s leaders are making with the world. trump was also praised by sheriff joe arpaio from maricopa county, arizona: ((sheriff joe arpaio/(r) maricopa county, az: "i hope people will understand where he is coming from and make sure that he becomes the next president of the united states.")) ((brian loftus)) now not everyone agreed with
security had to escort someone out... after being interrupted three times. later today, trump will hold another rally up in sparks at noon... then fly back to las vegas for a watch party at the treasure island at 8-pm. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > ben carson has secured just three delegates through iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina... but he's hoping for a boost here in nevada. carson held a private town hall meeting with supporters last night... at sun city anthem in henderson. he answered questions from prospective voters for an hour. carson gave his stance on combating terrorism: (( dr. ben carson/ (r) presidential candidate: "we need to start preparing our people, because i guarantee you san bernardino is not the last of it. that's the beginning of it and we have to know how to fight back." )) ((kirsten joyce)) carson has three events in southern nevada today. at ten a-m, he's hosting a town hall at sun city summerlin. at 5:45, he'll give a speech at coronado high school... that's followed by his caucus night party at the embassy suites convention center on paradise... from 8 to 11.
((kirsten joyce)) > this morning, marco rubio will hold a rally at the silverton at 8- am. doors open at seven. ted cruz will also rally this morning... before hosting an event in elko. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for today's caucus and the entire 2016 campaign. watch a special edition of politics now tonight at 7:30... and your complete caucus coverage at 11. /// ((sherry swensk)) > everyone's either sneezing, coughing, dealing with watery eyes... the common case of allergies... and you can blame it on el nino. doctors say pollen hits at its peak between 5-pm and 10-am. they're seeing more patients lining up outside of their offices. the u-n-l-v pollen program is currently taking samples from all over the valley... to see what types of pollen is currently in the air. /// let's get to sherry with a look
northbound las vegas boulevawrd, just north of saint rose parkway near barbara lane. accident in the northeast at gowan and pecos. > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > earning your next free drink at starbucks may soon be a little harder. ((brian loftus)) how many stars you'll now have to get... following new changes to the coffee chain's rewards program. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... parents are worried where their children will go to school...
baby suffer severe injuries after a daycare visit would be absolutely traumatizing . ((brian loftus)) but then to be questioned as suspects by police... is another challenge for the family. vanesa murphy spoke with parents who have been in this situation. ((vanessa murphy)) this family has faced challenge after
and it started with a phone call....after a routine daycare visit. first, these parents learned their baby had serious injuries... then - they say they felt like they were treated as suspects..... and it turns out - this is how an investigation for a situation like this works. ((jessica lopez/mother: we knew since the beginning...)) ((vanessa murphy)) jessica and danny lopez say they knew a worker at an unlicensed daycare hurt their baby jonathan after he was taken to the hospital in critical condition last november..... ....but the parents say immediately, investigators focused on them. ((danny lopez/father: we felt so bad what was going on, plus that, on top of it, it was really hard.)) ((vanessa murphy)) they say detectives questioned them, their two other children were placed with their grandparents, and jessica and danny couldn't be with them unsupervised for more than a month. turns out this is routine for an child abuse investigation like this one. ((dustin marcello/attorne y: it can create a really tense environment where the parent's angry. cps is doing what they think is necessary. police detectives are involved.)) ((vanessa murphy))
police need to question those closest to the child and child protective services can act fast to make sure children are not in danger. ((dustin: they don't have to have found you guilty or even think that there's probable cause to even think you might have done something.)) ((vanessa murphy)) last week, north las vegas police arrested that daycare worker...alejan dra robles. they say she admitted she dropped jonathan because he kept crying. ((jessica: yeah, he cried...he was a baby.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this was the infant before the injuries..... now the lopezes say they don't know if he'll be able to see, hear, or walk. ((jessica: our life will never be the same. )) ((vanessa murphy)) a spokeswoman for north las vegas police says detectives never want to traumatize parents any more than they already are in situations like this.... but they try to eliminate every person close to the child as a suspect to help ensure they arrest the correct person. by the way, that unlicensed daycare has been shut down. the lopezes say they were aware
hear that? that whistling sound? wooooo." )) ((sherry swensk)) nasa technicians believe the noise came from interference between radios in two separate parts of the spacecraft. nasa's apollo program included 12 manned missions... that were launched between the late 60's and early 70's. /// ((demetria obilor)) > if you're an avid starbucks runner... listen up. because it's about to get harder to get that free drink with your gold card. the new rewards program is now based on how much you spend... not the number of transactions. instead of getting 12 stars and earning a free drink... you'll now earn 2 stars for every one dollar spent... and earn up to 125 stars. the new program won't start til mid april. ///
winds today... some places will be breezier than others today. ...... let's check your weather now wind speeds right now around the valley. nellis is really blowing and the winds along the river will be the highest consistently during the day. ............... temps are in the 40s and some 50s right now. it's going to be a cooler day. ............ a lake wind advisory in place until the evening with gusts to 45 or higher. ................... nice sunshine to start the day... and then some high clouds will drift into our skies. .............. but we should have a ridge rebuild through the week to help get those temps right back up to 70s and even near 80 by the weekend. .......
now... and one card company wants to make protecting your information... easier. ((kirsten joyce)) mary moloney reports on how mastercard is using selfies... to prevent fraud. forget a password. mastercard is launching new technology so you can use selfies to approve online purchases. the company says selfies and fingerprint scans are safer than typed passwords. especially since many of our passwords are easy for scammers to guess. if you want to use your pic to pay -- download the mastercard identity check app. it has you take a selfie each time you buy something online. your face or fingerprint will be scanned to prove it's you spending the money -- and not a scammer. but you won't be able to use the same picture over and over. mastercard makes you blink -- to show that you are taking that pic as you shop. the fingerprint scan is a little easier. pecially if you have a new iphone with the technology
but it's not just mastercard that's looking for new ways to prevent fraud. if you have an hsbc account -- you will soon be able to use your fingerprint and voice to access money. and mastercard is researching ways to use your heartbeat and scans of your eyes to authenticate purchases. this could be the future of protecting online shoppers from fraud. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney. ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
work won't finish up until july 2018... closures continue near mccarran. don't forget that the sunset ramp to the southbound connector and the george crockett ramp to northbound connector is closed. < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a person killed near nellis air force base just hours ago... ((brian loftus)) coming up at five... michael stevens will be live on scene, with the latest on the
lombardo wants to hire dozens of new police officers.. to help keep tourists safe. the sheriff's new proposal is separate from the so-called "more cops tax". as karen castro found it, his new proposal may not cost tax payers a dime. ((karen castro)) on any given day there are more than 100- thousand visitors roaming las vegas boulevard... and tens of thousands more walking up and down the fremont street experience. ((gary rabbets - visiting from canada: since we've been here, we haven't seen any police officers walking the strip. jamie kuipers - visiting from canada: not very many of them. i've seen, what? two?)) ((karen castro)) sheriff joe lombardo wants to change that perception.. he's proposing hiring 67 police officers to exclusively patrol the strip... and seven more assigned to
plus, an additional 10 supervisors to manage the "support center" that overlooks both locations. the price tag is 10-point-8 million dollars a year for the strip and about one-million for fremont street. metro's top cop has taken his proposal to the "southern nevada tourism and infrastructure committee.".... a group that identifies tourism improvement projects. clark county commissioner steve sisolak is part of the committee. he says tax payers will not foot the bill for this one. ((steve sisolak - clark county commissioner: it's not fair to ask our residents to just pay to put more people on las vegas boulevard. revenue stream for las vegas boulevard and potentially fremont street would be coming from the room tax.)) ((karen castro)) sisolak says allocating funds from the room tax to pay for more cops would have to be approved by the legislature. state leaders won't be meeting for another year, unless governor brian sandoval calls for a special session. for joe lombardo, the sooner the better, to help keep visitors out of harms way. ((jamie kuipers - visiting from canada: it's not safe anywhere you go anymore.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) sheriff lombardo tells 8 news now...
"calls for service" come from the strip and fremont street. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > quest preparatory academy parents spoke about their concerns... as to where their children will go to school this fall. officals say the roberson campus could possibly close... due to the expiration of a special use permit. this comes after years of controversy surrounding the charter school... which has been investigated on issues including misuse of money.. and abuse of authority. the state- funded charter school is being managed by a receiver... due to its past problems with financial management. parents are not happy with what they feel is short notice about the possible closure. we reached out to the receiver of quest academy for comment.. and have not heard back. /// > we'll be right back.///
investigation near nellis air force base ((brian loftus)) > it's a big day in the race for the white house... republicans across the valley and the state will be heading out to caucus for their candidates. who will be stopping by...ahead ((kirsten joyce)) stage... after her husband's death. performance... without paying a dime.///
this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. we start this morning with breaking news... a man was killed near nellis air force base just a few hours ago. ((brian loftus)) michael stevens is live at craig and las vegas boulevard with more. michael?