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head over thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((sharie johnson)) and i'm sharie johnson in for kirsten . the who's who in politics are descending upon las vegas for tonight's gop debate. ((brian loftus)) it's taking venetian.. dianne gallagher is live outside the hotel with a preview. heading into tonight's republican debate, donald trump has a huge lead, at least in the national polls. he has crossed the 40-percent mark in a national poll from monmouth university. that's more than the next three competitors combined. the polling began last thursday, just days after trump announced his plan to temporarily ban muslims from entering the u-s. it's a move that may have gotten backlash, but as we've seen with trump before, that just strengthens his support. take a look at this poll from abc news, suggesting nearly 60-percent of republicans back the proposal.
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billionaire businessman. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "i have many friends that are muslims, and i will tell you, they are so happy that i did this." coming up fast on trump is texas senator ted cruz. a pair of polls shows him republicans. one of cruz's biggest backers says polls are fine, but the real test will be at the convention. (rep steve king/(r) iowa) "i would say that they're not close to being the early voters, the primary voters, and the iowa caucus-goers, so what matters in this, it's about the nomination." if cruz does get the nomination, many critics say he's too conservative to win in the general election. (jeffrey toobin/legal analyst) "he is someone who believes, to the core of his being, that republicans fail when they move to the center." meanwhile, the rest of contenders will use the
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stage to try to win back some of their lost momentum. brian loftus > as the the > as the the candidates prepare to take the stage... media outlets from all over the country have preparing their coverage of tonight's debate... setting up shop inside and out of the venetian. ((sharie johnson)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from media row
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michael, what's it like? brian, sharie... the set-up is a little different from the one a few months ago outside the wynn. this time... local and national media are set-up along las vegas boulevard covering the debate... right in the heart of all the action. here's some video from yesterday... when it was a little brighter outside. as you can see the set-up was just beginning. fences were still being put in place. audio technicians... and cameramen were making last minute adjustments... as everyone prepares to cover tonight's debate. over the past couple of day's c-n-n has been doing live coverage from their set in front of the venetian. we spoke to some people taking a glance at all the action -- asking them what they thought of everything and what they wanted
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hopefuls tonight: ((christine wallington // visiting las vegas: it makes it a little more interesting... besides just the typical vegas.)) ((jamison wallington // visiting las vegas: it brings it home a little bit. obviously when you're not just staring at it from your tv screen -- you've actually been where the debates being held. i've watched the last two republican debates... it seems to be more of a ratings issue than a political issue... for some of those questions they ask -- i believe. )) ((michael stevens)) inside is a little different... here's video of the c-n-n stage that will take the spotlight tonight. 9 podiums are in place. one for each of the candidates taking the stage in tonight's main debate. it will be moderdated by wolf blitzer. and everything starts tonight... at 6pm local time. on c-n-n. ((sharie johnson)) michael... when did the set-up begin?
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for that debate the media was set-up at a different location. we were actually staged behind the wynn -- away from all of the street traffic and c- n-n's live broadcast. this time we're front and center as the spotlight shines on the venetian and las vegas. brian, sharie? sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk beautiful early light this
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family camera... winds are brisk and flags are flying. .................. the only reason we're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring things around.
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tomorrow night. ............ let's check those chilly winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on today. ............ highs in the upper 40s today... and extra cold for the next few nights! .......... back to you! ((sharie johnson)) > new this morning... a person is dead... in the second fatal
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((brian loftus)) the latest incident happened last night near walnut and alexander. police tell us it all began when officers were investigating a robbery... they had the license plate information so they went to the home where the vehicle was registered. once they arrived, officers found the vehicle with 3 people standing around it. officers began to take them into custody.. and at that time, investigators say a man came out of the home holding a gun: ((sgt jeff clark, metro pio: the officers immediately gave verbal commands to the male to drop the firearm, but he refused. the male raised the firearm and pointed at our officers, at which time 1 officer fired several times striking the male. )) ((brian loftus)) the man was taken to the hospital where he later died. his name has not yet been released. it's unknown if he was connected to the initial robbery call. the officers involved are on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. this was the 14th officer involved shooting in metro's jurisdiction so far this year./// ((brian loftus)) > and the first happened yesterday afternoon near craig and nellis.. where police say a woman was shot and killed by officers
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they say they responded after someone called them... saying they saw video of a woman taking pills attempting to kill herself. when police arrived... the woman came out with a handgun and pointed it at officers twice before going back inside. police say she came out again.. held the gun to her head and tried to pull the trigger...but then turned it on police: ((sgt. jeff clark/metro police: at that time she raised the shot gun and pointed at swat officers that were nearby at which time two of our swat snipers fired.")) ((brian loftus)) the woman was pronounced dead on scene. no one else was injured. metro is expected to release the name of the officers involved in the shooting along with more on the woman's background and potential medical history later this week./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor clark county responding to a building fire near the decatur/rochel le intersection. be careful in that area. accident at eastern/sunset. accident at buffalo and starr, which is as far south as buffalo goes.
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((sharie johnson)) > a former county commissioner.. busted for allegedly drunk driving... ((brian loftus)) when the i- team will finally get to hear from tom collins... about his recent arrest. ((sharie johnson)) > plus... going on trial... accused of deserting his fellow troops.. the prison sentence a former prisoner of war could face.///
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racing series on the planet is taking place right here in las vegas.. the monster energy supercross championship is coming to sam boyd stadium in may.. star supercross racer ken roczen is live with us this morning... to talk about his first quest
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk the only reason we're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring things around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night. ............
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winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on today. ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways which can be dangerous. ............ the kingman area will drop to the teens tonight with a hard freeze warning tonight and tomorrow night. .......... snow is swirling east after dropping some good snow over the wasatch... and sierras. we also picked up 5 inches locally... so you may be ready to hit the slopes or wanting to plan a trip over the holidays. ......... check out our new ski report on las vegas dot com to help you find a resort that speaks to you! it covers all the western states with links to the resort sites. .................. temps will stay very chilly the next few days... and the nights even colder. ........... by the end of the week we finally begin to thaw out. shrsnsk))snowrdsunday night inno --nhpeonded to nearly dozen acdts in northern vada, 1 deadly --washoe county
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says one of the san bernardino shooters promoted jihad on social media.. under a pseudonym.. they say tashfeen malik's privacy settings were also changed... so only allowed a small circle of friends could see the posts. that means they probably wouldn't have been found, even if u-s authorities reviewed social media as part of malik's
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investigators also say two of four cell phones belonging to malik and her husband, syed rizwan farook, showed the couple was near the lake before the shooting but divers did not find anything. 14 people were killed when the two opened fire at a holiday party./// ((sharie johnson)) > and army sergeant bowe bergdahl will face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers. if convicted, bergdahl could get life in prison. the american pow spent nearly five years in taliban captivity after he left his post in 2009. six u-s troops died trying to find bergdahl...befo re he was finally freed last year ..... the u-s exchanged 5 taliban detainees for bergdahl./// bergdahl./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor we have another crash by sunset. it happened at the paradise intersection. watch out for this one and don't forget about the one just east
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intersection. here's what 215 near mccarran looks like right now. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > former clark county commissioner tom collins tells the 8-news now i-team he'll discuss his drunk driving arrest-- after he speaks with a lawyer. collins was booked friday night around 8- pm after a crash in the area of flamingo and koval lane. formal charges have yet to be filed -- pending a lab report on his blood sample. he has a court date set for january 11th. collins resigned from the county commission earlier this year -- citing family reasons. he announced plans to run for mayor of north las vegas in
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((sharie johnson)) > tinted windows may block the hot sun, but they don't make metro's job any easier.. ((brian loftus)) how officers handle the potential safety hazard in "what's driving you crazy?" and we give away exciting prize packs to lucky viewers on our 8 news now facebook page.
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((brian loftus)) > it's a beautiful morning in las vegas! but we know some things are driving people crazy! ((sharie johnson)) let's send it over to demetria.. solve the traffic troubles! demetria obilor > robert says, "i'm new to las vegas and have lived in many states, but i've never seen a city where drivers are allowed to darken all of their car windows. it seems like a hazard to law enforcement.
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according to nevada law, if you tint your front, side windows, they have to let at least 35% percent light in, plus or minus seven percent. there are some officers who have tint meters and routinely enforce this law. when officers can't see into a vehicle, metro says they are very cautious. officers will ask a driver to roll down their windows before approaching the car. metro says law enforcement has been lenient on tinted windows because of the desert heat and sun. with the number of recent, road fatalities, metro focuses more on accident- causing violations rather than equipment violations. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you.
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chicago really wears his heart on his sleeve... or should we say arm? ((sharie johnson)) the shirtless man that's going viral... after letting it slip during this interview that he is looking for love!///
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about tonight's debate at the venetian > ((brian loftus)) > plus... making sure you have health insurance for the new year.. today's big deadline.. and where you can go to get help with registration. ((sharie johnson)) > and... it was an out of this world premiere... the star- studded red carpet for
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< welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. ((sharie johnson)) and i'm sharie johnson, in for kirsten joyce. the republican presidential candidates are descending on las vegas for their final showdown of 20-15. ((brian loftus)) it's all happening tonight inside the venetian. 8 news now reporter miccael stevens is live this morning from media row. there? brian, sharie... c-n-n is hosting the debate... and they're pulling out all the
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here's timelapse video from inside the debate hall. two debates will take place tonight, with early state polling a factor in determining which candidates qualified for the "main event" debate. c-n-n announced sunday the prime-time stage will feature nine candidates... donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz, marco rubio, and rand paul, governors chris christie and john kasich, former governor jeb bush and carly fiorina. four other candidates will participateein a preliminary debate earlier in the evening. wolf blizter is the moderator... a u-n-l-v political science professor we spoke with says blizters role is a tricky one to have: ((michael green // unlv, political science professor: cnn is in an odd position because people tend to think fox news is the republican channel. msnbc is perceived as the
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cnn can aim for that supposed middle... it can aim for supposed journalistic excellence but it also means cnn doesn't have quite the identity. )) ((michael stevens)) a number of the candidates made early stops in nevada yesterday. mike huckabee spent the day campaigning in reno. marco rubio held an event here in las vegas. and donald trump made a stop inside the westgate hotel last night speaking to supporters. the debate kicks-off tonight live from here inside the venetian 6pm our time... again on c-n-n. brian loftus michael... any word on what kind of topics will be discussed? ((michael stevens)) experts say... trump's recent comments on
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as well as the recent tragic events we've seen in san bernardino, paris and elsewhere. brian, sharie? ((brian loftus)) > as michael just mentioned.. several candidates made campaign stops yesterday since they're in town for the debate. ((sharie johnson)) senator rand paul will be hosting a rally at 11:30 this morning. it will take place at his headquarters located on palms airport drive near paradise. and tomorrow.. he will speak to the las vegas economic club.. and greet./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring things around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night. ............ let's check those chilly winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on today. ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways which can be dangerous. ............ highs today just in the upper 40s near 50 degrees. temps will stay very chilly the next few days... and the nights even colder. back to you!
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deadline in regards to your health coverage is today. you have until midnight to sign up for health insurance through nevada health link... coverage will then kick in on january first. licensed brokers and agents will be available to discuss the right plan for you this afternoon at the henderson convention center from 4 to 8. you can still enroll through january 31-st... but if you wait to do so, you won't have coverage until march 1-st of next year./// demetria, how are the roads this
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middle lane blocked on northbound i-15 at us 95. expect to see more police on the strip by venetian for the gop debates. construction on the north side of the strip where resorts world is gonna be < > < > back to you! ((sharie johnson)) > freedom of speech... could cost you..
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8 on your side's michelle mortensen explains how companies are going after people who write bad reviews.///
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lover's dream on mount charleston right now! ((sherry swensk)) you can see the top of the mountain covered in the white stuff.. lee canyon got about 5 inches sunday night! 8 news now crews bundled up and headed up to the ski and snowboard resort! the resort has been open a little over two weeks this season... and lee canyon's marketing director tells us the turnout has been great so far. it's complimentary week for "ride local" cardholders... and even if you aren't a card holder you can save a little money by booking your session online.///
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sherry swensk you can see the fresh powder up there on the mountain - so but cold ................ highs will just make it to the 20s today... .......... down the river keeping it feeling colder. ............... you need to keep your plants and pipes from freezing these next few nights and take care of the pets! back to you!
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an online review? well, you might want to be careful about saying something negative. ((sharie johnson)) 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen explains how it could cost you. ((michelle mortensen)) this is gonna blow your mind. your next negative note on social media ... or yelp .. could end up costing you thousands of dollars because businesses are now suing people who have not so nice things to say. it's gotten so bad ... congress might be stepping in to get on the consumer's side. meet jen palmer. she had a bone to pick with an online business called klear- gear-dot-com. she felt the customer service she received wasn't up to par and said so online.
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and wrote back. and boy did they have a lot to say. ((jen palmer: "we're going to fine you 35-hundred dollars if you don't take the review down within 72 hours." )) (michelle mortensen) turns out their terms of service included a "non- disparagement clause. basically it said -- if you do business with us -- you can't post negative reviews online. if you do -- you'll pay a fine. and get this ... they aren't the only company trying to do this kind of thing. a diet pill manufacturer is accused of threatening to sue customers who are critical of their products. and -- a new york hotel told guests a negative review would cost them 500- dollars. in jen's case ... she refused to pay the fine ... so the store sent her to collections. so she sued the store ... and won. now she's asking congress to stop business from doing things like this. the take-away for you ... is if you shop online ... read the terms of service. basically all the fine print. i know it's tiny ... but it's tiny for a reason. they hope you don't read it. and it might just be chock full
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and now you know. with 8oys i'm michelle mortensen./// ((sharie johnson)) if you have a consumer problem, call the 8 on your side hotline at 702 650-1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor here's what traffic looks like at us 95 near lake mead. us 95 on the east side by boulder highway starting to get busy, as well. < > < > back to you!
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interview with a shirtless jogger in chicago is getting a lot of online love.... ((brian loftus)) how this runner is reacting to all the attention he's getting... after saying he is looking for a date. plus... (( norah ahead on cbs this morning, we'll look at how donald trump could take on ted cruz in tonight's presidential debate. plus- charlie d'agata goes into syria with a special forces team fighting isis. and- our conversation with kennedy center honoree george lucas. the news is back in the morning.
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chicago is getting hundreds of friend requests on facebook... after he was interviewed sunday night. once you see the video... you'll understand why: (( ethan renoe/shirtless jogger: uh yea, it's a great day for a run so ... too wet to wear a shirt, ya know? reporter: too wet to wear a shirt.and you're also in like shorts, it's like .. it's mid- december. how's that possible? ethan renoe/shirtless jogger: i know it's awesome! i love running in the rain! and i'm also single, so ... )) ((demetria obilor)) a reporter caught up with ethan renoe as he was jogging along lake michigan in the rainy weather... and the report looks like it's actually helping his love life! (( (ethan renoe/ shirtless jogger) "i mean it's really been crazy. i have about 900 friend requests
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have to sort through." (anchor) "'cause they could see your heart just in that short clip..." (anchor) "don't spare any details, been married five years (500!) and tell us all about it." (ethan renoe/ shirtless jogger) "3,000 comments last time i checked." (anchor) "whew!" )) ((demetria obilor)) ethan said he's from colorado and was set to leave chicago on monday... the shirtless video of him garnered more than more than 27-thousand likes, more than 17-thousand shares and thousands of facebook comments.... with people trying to get dates! renoe said he was surprised about how quickly the video took off.... and that he really is looking for love.///
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beautiful sunrise this morning from our red rock camera... winds are brisk and palm trees
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the only reason we're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring things around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and colder temps settle in. ............ highs in the upper 40s today... and extra cold for the next few nights! then warmer for the weekend. back to you! ((sharie johnson)) > nearly 2- thousand unlv students will don their cap and gown this afternoon.. they'll celebrate winter
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mack. the grads range in age from 16.. to 72 and hail from 38 states and 54 countries. unlv says the number of expected grads is up 5- percent from 2014. congrats!./// ((brian loftus)) > 8 news now is ringing in the new year for one viewer with free mortgage or lease for a year. we've teamed up with our sponsor... gavish real estate... to pay up to 15- thousand dollars. we'll randomly choose 8 finalists to attend the zowie bowie show at red rock on new year's eve... and we'll announce the winner during our live special! to enter... just head to our our 8 new now or community pride facebook pages, or website. you must be at least 21.. have a mortgage or lease on a home and be in good standing with the lender and owner./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash reported on westbound 215 off-ramp to las vegas boulevard. southbound delays in the
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< > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > the force was strong last night.. at the ... ((sharie johnson)) the major movie event.. that could have it going down in history as the biggest premiere ever!///
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> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is up 205 points. it was up 103 points yesterday and the nasdaq was up 18. by the way, the fed will be meeting today.. and will likely decide to raise
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time since the financial crisis. some say it's overdue... while others argue a rate hike could derail economic growth./// ((brian loftus)) > pete rose is addressing the mlb's decision to not life the lifetime ban against him. the las vegas local scheduled an 11 am press conference at "pete rose sports bar and grill"... which is his new restaurant on the strip. rose asked to be reinstated by the league... which the commissioner just denied, again. mlb leaders say he still bets on games in las vegas-- which is legal.. and that he still doesn't understand the damage he caused by making bets while managing the cincinnati reds. rose is mlb's all- time leader in hits and is considered one of the greatest players in the league. but... he's not eligible to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame because of the ban./// ((sharie johnson)) > it was a "star" studded world premiere.. as jedi's and storm troopers- alike walked the red carpet... hollywood boulevard shut down last night for what might be the biggest movie premiere ever. the covered carpet spanned 2 full city blocks.. and inside, it resembled a galaxy far, far away.
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original cast seemed as excited for this film as the fans: (( (mark hamill/luke skywywlker) "it's nice to have a job lined up for my twilight years so that's really a nice, it's like a pensioner plan now hat i'm a jedi elder." (anthony daniels/c-3po) "nobody has been to a premiere of this magnitude. i should be very professional and coy and say it's all perfectly normal. no it isn't! it's blooming marvelous!)) ((sharie johnson)) "star wars: the force awakens" hits theaters friday. the very first "star wars" film had its world premiere in 1977 at the same location-- the tcl chinese theatre./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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