tv 8 News Now at 4 PM CBS December 24, 2015 4:00pm-5:00pm PST
so what's this year's craze? all things star wars of course, new tech gadgets and as far as popular stores inside this mall... the disney store, kiko milano, which is an exclusive cosmetics company out of italy and american girl, a fashion store that includes a baby doll salon. and we takled to one little girl who stopped by: ((ava pipko, 11 years old: it will like say the hairstyles and then you can just pick which one and you get to pick the colors of ribbons and stuff )) ((paul joncich)) holiday spending is expected to grow three- point-seven percent this year. and compared to last year... experts say jewelry, clothing, and shoes are among the products with the deepest discounts./// and don't forget... you can see santa for free at most malls. but you have to brave the procrastinating crowds.
the overwhelming percentage of locals who shop on the strip and why. ((denise valdez)) what about saturday's hours? ((sharie johnson)) many malls are opening a little early, including this one, opening 8am. and saturday is expected to be the superbowl of shopping because it's been a while since christmas fell on a saturday. ((paula francis)) > a deadly shooting at a mall in north carolina sent holiday shoppers running for cover today. police there say an off duty officer shot and killed a gunman in charlotte. they say the shooting followed a fight... in which several shots were fired. the gunfire sent shoppers running through the mall. a medic on scene reported another person suffer a leg injury. /// ((denise valdez)) > it's christmas eve...
his holiday tour of the valley. today he's in the northwest near gowan and el capitan. tedd... we've been saying there's a slight chance of getting some flurries tonight. it that still possible? ((tedd florendo)) not as mild as yesterday, but still right near average for late december. take a look at the temps around the nation, this will make you sick. we're cold throughout the west from boise all the way to denver.
down to k-c. but it has been nothing but record warm for areas like the mid atlantic where new york and philly hit the 70's today. still warm for areas like dallas and down to orlando. ............................... ................... here's your rundown for tonight. it's going to become windy at the evening progresses. wind chill will make the feels like temps in the high 30's by late night. expect more clouds and even those slight shower chances late in the evenina overnight.((paula francis)) > for those on the east coast... a devastating storm system has put a damper on christmas. at least eleven people are dead after several tornadoes - including an ef-3 - tore through the south. as c-b-s reporter omar villafranca show us...
emergency. many in the south are spending christmas eve cleaning up after severe weather spawned several tornadoes wednesday. dozens of homes were destroyed, and thousands left without power. mississippi's governor declared a state of emergency. "it is difficult, particularly this time of year, to see such damage and know the heartbreaks that go with that damage." this twister spotted in holly springs, mississippi is believed to have been on the ground for more than 100 miles. it tossed several cars into the air, killing a 7- year-old boy. marvin sims and his wife survived the storm in their bathroom. (marvin sims/holly springs, ms) "i looked up and the roof was blowing off the house. i just told her, 'hold on! hold on!' and i held on to her as tight as i could." in pope county, arkansas, an 18-year old was killed when a tree crashed into her bedroom. the severe weather is now moving east.
wbz-tv) "there will be a risk of southeast. damaging wind gusts with these clusters that develop and continue right up into the afternoon and early evening." spring-like temperatures fueled the rare winter tornadoes. in much of the east, the only frozen precipitation to fall was hail. behind the storms, record- smashing warm weather arrived. it was in the low-70s in new york this christmas eve - that's normal for may. and in vermont - playing outside meant bare elbows and knees.. instead of snowboards and skis. more seasonable temperatures are expected by new year's. omar villafranca, cbs news. ((paula francis)) the bad weather could have implications on christmas morning across the country. fedex says delays in air traffic is causing them to adjust deliveries, and says some packages may be delivered on christmas day. /// ((paula francis)) > two people have died from the flu in clark county... marking the first deaths of this year's flu season. this is according to the southern nevada health district which adds.. both deaths were men over 60. the health district says the flu typically peaks in january and february. officials urge southern nevadans
especially children younger than 5... adults 65 years of age and older, and pregnant women. /// ((denise valdez)) > the teen shot to death in an alleged home invasion... now appears to be connected to a young pregnant woman killed earlier this month. 17 year old manquise adams is dead after police say he and another teen broke into a home yesterday and a resident inside shot and killed him. this comes just days after manquise's cousin... tineshea... was shot and killed. north las vegas police say norman smith killed her during a fight. she was pregnant and left behind a 2- year-old son. the grandmother of the two young people... is heartbroken. (( bobbie adams/grandmothe r i'm gonna miss him. too. he wasn't but 17. and she was 20. )) ((denise valdez)) along with manquise another 17- year-old... was also shot. he's stable -- and faces home invasion and burglary charges. at this point... the homeowner who opened fire is not facing any charges. /// of words between two
words between donald trump and hillary clinton shows no signs of slowing down. in an interview wednesday, the democratic front-runner said she deplored trump for using, quote, "inflammatory rhetoric." trump took offense to her statement... and thursday tweeted that he deplored, quote, "the death and destruction she caused." in another tweet he warned clinton to be careful after she said he had "penchant for sexism" and bragged that he has great respect for women. it all started monday after trump used a vulgar yiddish term to describe clinton's last presidential campaign. /// ((paula francis)) > rolling stone magazine is fighting a lawsuit filed by three former university of virginia fraternity members. the three say they were defamed in a 20- 14 story about a rape
happened. in a motion filed this week... rolling stone attorneys argued the students were never identified in the article. but the three allege they continue to face backlash over the report. the suit does not specify the amount in damages the former students are seeking. the magazine is also facing a 25-million- dollar lawsuit by the fraternity. and a u-v-a dean named in the article is suing for seven- point-five million bucks. /// ((paula francis)) > it's an early christmas present... for fans of the beatles. according to the band's website... the beatles' songs became available today on online streaming services. this means you'll now be able to listen to the fab four on spotify, apple music, google play, tidal, amazon prime, slacker, groove, rhapsody, and deezer. the group has long been a digital holdout -- choosing for years to sell their music exclusively on c-d's, cassette tapes and records, even as fans
arrived for purchase on apple's itunes service in 20-10, selling two million songs during the billboard. /// ((denise valdez)) > while we're in store for a christmas cool down... other parts of the country are dealing with some heat. ((paula francis)) the summer activities folks in houston are enjoying...
((paula francis)) > while we're in store for a chilly christmas... some parts of the country are experiencing unusally hot weather. this includes houston texas... where some seasonal businesses like this ice skating rink are struggling. workers say it's a constant battle against the high temperatures. they keep the ice covered with a tarp for most of the day and duck underneath to patch up holes in the ice. it's so warm outside kids are jumping around in fountains and lining up for snow cones and ice cream: (( bettie nobles / mother, "this is the most wonderful weather. kids can get out, just think on christmas day, they will be able to ride their bicycles, skate, get on their mobies or whatever and just have a blast." )) ((paula francis)) the high temperatures seem to be throwing nature for a loop, too. the flowers are in full bloom again. ///
right where we should be and seasonal. wind already are starting to pick and will be windy for sur. colder than yesterday at this time as well. ............................... ...... so here's what to expect within the next 24 hours. becoming windy with gust up to 50 possible. locally higher in the mountains and down the colorado river. slight shower chances are also in the mix, not big shot and there's a short duration of it, some may not even see any drops. snow level will be dropping to the mountains expected. ............................... .......... satellite and radar right now show clouds on our doorstep. front to the west bringing snow in the mountains and upper elevations in nevada. as well. then cold weather tomorrow. ............................... ............. you can get the ski report in the our local mountain on our website and lasvegas now- dot-com just go to the section tab and over to weather and scroll down to ski report.
here's the forecast. 39 overnight colder with the winds. windy and gusty overnight as well. late showers are slight and possible overnight. ............................... ............. tomorrow 49 breezy and colder with clouds then sun later in the day. we'll be below average not just tomorrow but several days. ............................... ................ we should be below average in the entire 7- day forecast with the coldest days this weekend early week. windy again in saturday and sunny next week a changing of the guard on late-night. the force awakens.. simple hello. suzanne marques takes a look back at this year in entertainment. olympic athlete turned reality
caitylyn jenner. ((caitlyn jenner/activist)) "it's about all of us accepting one another. we're all different." charlie sheen revealed he has the aids virus. ((charlie sheen/actor)) "i'm here to admit that i am, in fact, hiv positive." sheen says he was dianosed four years ago - around the time he was fired from the hit cbs sitcom, "two and a half men" for his erratic behavior. more than 50 women came forward with accusations of sexual abuse against bill cosby -- dating back decades. cosby denies the allegations. ben affleck and jennifer garner broke up after ten years of marriage. rockers gwen stephani and gavin rossdale also called it quits, but she quickly rebounded with a romance with blake shelton, who split ffrom his wife, miranda lambert. jennifer aniston, cameron diaz and sofia vergara all got married. kim kardashian and kanye west welcomed their second child, and sandra bullock adopted her second. jennifer lawrence became the highest paid actress...
still paying her male costars more. she also wrapped up the final installment of the hunger game series. viola davis became the first african- american to win an emmy for best actress in a drama. and ballerina misty copeland became the first black female principal dancer with american ballet theatre. the smash hit musical "hamilton" brought hip hop to broadway. with a multi racial cast performing the life of founding father alexander hamilton. taylor swift took on apple over not paying artists during a three month free trial of its streaming service - and won. ( hello from the outside....) and adele's long-awaited third album, "25" became the top selling album of the year in its first week. david letterman signed off after
(courtesy: worldwide pants, inc.) "thank you for everything. you've given me everything." stephen colbert took over as host of "the late show." and a blast from the past broke box office records. members of the original cast of star wars reunited for "episode 7: the force awakens." . suzanne marques, cbs news. /// ((paula francis)) > santa is delivering presents around the world as we speak. ((denise valdez)) how you can keep track of saint nick... as he makes his way to the valley.
((paula francis)) and norad is tracking his every move. norad stands for north american aerospace defense command. every christmas, hundreds of volunteers field calls from children around the world asking when santa will arrive. today... we spoke with stacey knott who's in charge of norad's santa tracker. she had a message for kids... to be in bed early tonight... so santa doesn't skip over their house: (( stacy knott, norad santa tracker, "well we don't have the exact time, but typically santa gets to most people houses between 8:00 pm and midnight. that's really critical, because you have to be in bed and asleep, or santa won't stop at your house." )) ((paula francis)) santa was last seen in iceland... and he seems to be heading to the u-s now. and you can watch santa on his journey with your kids, we have a link to the norad santa tracker at las vegas now dot com, under links we mentioned./// ((denise valdez)) > it'll be a new year next week... and we want to make sure you ring in 2016 with a fabulous
thursday night we'll start our new year's eve coverage at 10- pm. we'll be on the air until after the fireworks finale... with crews from red rock resort to downtown las vegas... and up and down the las vegas strip. /// ((paula francis)) > stormy weather from the gulf coast to the northeast... is causing travel headaches. ((denise valdez)) the airports seeing the most delays... as travelers try to get home for
announcer: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4" ((denise valdez)) > welcome back. santa may need to bundle up... when flying into the valley. we're going to see a big drop in temperature tonight. ((paula francis)) and there's even a possibily he could even run into some snow flurries. tedd florendo joins us live from the northwest valley. he's checking out some of the best local christmas decorations. ((denise valdez)) tedd... tomorrow? ((tedd florendo)) not as mild as
average for late december. take a look at the temps around the nation, this will make you sick. we're cold throughout the west from boise all the way to denver. even colder in the twin city and down to k-c. but it has been nothing but record warm for areas like the mid atlantic where new york and philly hit the 70's today. still warm for areas like dallas and down to orlando. ............................... ................... here's your rundown for tonight. it's going to become windy at the evening progresses. wind chill will make the feels like temps in the high 30's by late night. expect more clouds and even those slight shower chances late in the evening and overnight. ((paula francis)) > storms are wreaking havoc from the gulf coast to the northeast and have
for travelers trying to get home for christmas. ((denise valdez)) c-b-s news correspodent marlie hall has a break down of the trouble areas... from la guardia in new york. the long lines at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport are trying passengers' patience. (michael parades, air travler) came to the airport, headed to new york, only to find out .. cancelled the flight status boards show multiple flight cancellations. according to flightware- dot-com hundreds of flights have been canceled nationwide along with thousands of delays. (ricardo haynes, air traveler ) i had to reschedule for tomorrow for me. atlanta had the most delays but there were also plenty at airports in washington, d.c. and here in new york. storms on wednesday backed up flights at la guardia airport. but as the skies cleared so did the runways. cammeyers of connecticut who were headed to miami to spend christmas with family. it's been great .
today which is nice so i think we beat the rush of travelers ( michael cammeyer) no issues. not worried about it. if the plane is delayed it's delayed nothing you can do about it others who have connecting flights in areas expecting bad weather are taking it in stride. ( david runco) we're just trying to go with the flow if not we have lots of crossword puzzle's as we wait nats gassing up) there is some good news for the 91 million people driving to their holiday destination... the average price for gas is just over two bucks.. marlie hall cbs news new york. ((denise valdez)) more than 100 million americans are traveling for christmas and new year's. /// ((denise valdez)) > in chicago... community activists held a march near the magnificent mile today. protesters call the march "black christmas" and hope to call attention to their cause by disrupting holiday shoppers. the group is demanding chicago mayor rahm emanuel resign for his handling of the laquan mcdonald police shooting case. chicago police officer jason van dyke is charged with first-degree murder after shooting the 17-year-old 16 times. van dyke's attorney has said his client was acting in
video from a police dashboard camera shows mcdonald holding a knife, but he was walking away from officers when he was gunned down. the mayor fired two city officials after a string of high profile fatal police shootings that were caught on tape, but concealed from the public. /// ((paula francis)) > back here in the valley... police are on the search of a person... that may have helped in an armed robbery. it happened today near eastern and owens. metro police say two armed men and one woman entered a business. an employee hit an alarm... and the suspects attempted to escape. one fired a shot at the front window in order to get out. the three left in a car.. that possibly had another female suspect inside. officers were able to track down three of them... but another person may still be on the loose. police say no one was hurt in the incident. /// ((paula francis)) > a man is lured out of his home and murdered. it happened last night near charleston and pecos... outside an apartment. police say the suspect knocked on the door... asked to speak with the victim...
investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other... but a motive for the shooting remains unknown. this is the 131- st homicide in metro's jurisdiction this year. if you have information you can remain anonymous when you call crime stoppers. /// ((denise valdez)) > the run of a notorious las vegas con man has ended in miami. police recently announced the arrest of simon gann... also known as "don juan the con man." he's accused of taking items worth tens of thousands of dollars. the i-team learned that police investigated gann for years for scamming people... pretending to be a doctor, an m-i-t grad, and even a card counter... to steal from trusting women.. he's believed to have dozens of victims./// ((paula francis)) > a new movie hitting theaters tomorrow... aims to shed light on the dangers of football. ((denise valdez)) how movie makers are enticing pro athletes... to see the new film..
every morning these men ate a tired breakfast and had a tired day. they weren't lumberjks, they were slumberjacks. then one day jack showed up with a breakfast burrito poweredby jalapeos. it didn't just change theirmorning. it changed everything! turning these tree loggers... into tree lovers. spicy jalapeos, chipotle sauce with grilled bacon, eggs and cheese. the jalapeo bacon breakfast burrito.
that prohibits other forms of online gambling. but states are allowed to regulate or prohibit gambling that is allowed under federal law. an attorney for draftkings said it will quickly seek court action to allow fantasy sports to continue in illinois./// ((paula francis)) > sony pictures is giving pro football players the chance to see a movie, that's expected to shed light on the brain trauma issue in the league. the movie-- "concussion"-- follows the career of doctor brain disease c- t-e-- a football- related trauma. to make his finding public... he has to face off with the n- f-l. will smith plays omalu in the film. sony pictures says it is offering players and one guest free admission to the movie that opens on christmas day. all they have to do is present their n-f-l-p-a membership card at any cinemark theater nationwide./// ((denise valdez)) > convicted child molester jerry sandusky is receiving a large payday from the state of pennslvania.
thousand dollars for back pension payments. the pennsylvania state employees' retirement system says it's the result of a november court ruling. the ruling reversed the system's decision in 20-12 to terminate sandusky's pension under the state's pension forfeiture act. the judge noted in his ruling sandusky was not employed at the time of the crimes he was convicted of committing./// ((paula francis)) > get into the healthy holiday spirit by making it a white christmas on your dinner plate. ((denise valdez)) the colorless fruits and veggies you'll want to add to your meals...
this year was chock-full of viral moments. jeremy roth takes his delorean on a trip back... to revisit 2015's most viral stories. (nats) "cause the players gonna play play play play play and the haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate baby im just gonna shake skahe shake shake shake -- shake it off, shake it off." 7-year-old dylan barnes shook it off this year... dancing his way onto 'ellen' -- and into the presence of taylor herself. barnes got to meet the superstar backstage at her tour stop in kansas city -- and they had this epic dance-off. (nats - claps at end) (nats) "october 21st 2015." "you mean we're in the future?" the future arrived in 2015...at least in "back to the future part 2" terms. on october 21st, the world paused to geek out over the day the 1989 movie named "the future"-- a world of flying cars, hoverboards and holograms.
the actors showing up on prime delorean. (nats) "great scott!" there was perhaps no viral video in 2015 as horrifying as this... a vehicle dash camera captured a transasia flight as it careened out of the sky... clipped a vehicle on a bridge... and plunged into a river. blame... 43 people were killed. pharmaceutical c-e-o martin shkreli made headlines when he raised the price of a life- saving aids medication. i'm not talking a couple bucks -- daraprim skyrocketed from thirteen- fifty to seven hundred fifty dollars per pill overnight. the daily beast declared shkreli "the most-hated man in america," surpassing even the dentist who killed cecil the lion. speaking of... zimbabwe's prized "cecil the lion" was illegally hunted in july... sparking an international firestorm against walter palmer. and while palmer didn't face charges, he did face abject humiliation -- the controversy inspired ridiculous halloween costumes.
fan's ode to the singer's frozen dessert pies sent sales through the roof when his musical review went viral and captured the attention of the singer herself. labelle made sure the fan got his just desserts... hosting him for thanksgiving dinner... from one diva to another... johanna colon channeled the essence of aretha during a summer dance recital. (nats) "ooh your kisses, sweeter than honey. but guess what? so is my money." the sassy 6- year-old tapped her way to total stage dominance. (nats) "take care, t-c-b." and the story that had everyone talking this year... the dress! is it blue and black... or white and gold? a question that sparked countless buzzfeed articles and threatened to tear families apart. for the record -- it's totally blue and black. i'm jeremy roth reporting. ((denise valdez)) > here in the valley...
so here's what to expect within the next 24 hours. becoming windy with gust up to 50 possible. locally higher in the mountains and down the colorado river. slight shower chances are also in the mix, not big shot and there's a short duration of it, some may not even see any drops. snow level will be dropping to 3,000 feet with 1- 2 inches in the mountains expected. ............................... .......... satellite and radar right now show clouds on our doorstep. front to the west bringing snow in the mountains and upper elevations in nevada. snow expected in lincoln county as well. this will bring the winds first then cold weather tomorrow. ............................... ............. you can get the ski report in the our local mountain on our website and lasvegas now- dot-com just go to the section tab and over to weather and scroll down to ski report. ............................... ............ here's the forecast. 39 overnight colder with the winds. windy and gusty overnight as well. late showers are slight and possible overnight. ............................... ............. tomorrow 49 breezy and colder with clouds then sun later in the day. we'll be below average not just
............................... ................ we should be below average in the entire 7- day forecast with the coldest days this weekend early week. windy again in saturday and sunny next week health experts recommend that adults eat about 2 cups of fruits and up to 3 cups of vegetables each day. often we're encouraged to reach for ones that are rich and deep in color... but the winter months offer other produce options that may not be as flashy, but are still good for our health. these include veggies such as
turnips, onions, garlic and even parsnips - which look a lot like a white carrot. (( (marisa moore/registered dietitian) they offer vitamins and nutrients but they also have some compounds in them that help to fight cancer, fight heart disease as well as keep your blood pressure in check, as well as cholesterol levels. )) ((paula francis)) when it comes to winter white fruits, top of the list are the pale flesh fruits such as apples and pears. we can get most produce year round, but when we buy what's in season it's usually cheaper and tastes better. /// ((denise valdez)) > spending the holidays in a new home. ((paula francis)) how one woman is breaking out her knitting skills to help some syrian refugees who are still adjusting to the winter weather in the states... also ((denise valdez)) > plus... a mail thief caught in the act. tonight on 8 news now at five... we'll show you the surveillance
> taking on the busy airports over the holidays can be pretty taxing on your stress level. that's why one airport is offering some relief in the form of a four legged friend. it's called the paws for help program. travelers at the buffalo niagara airport are greeted by therapy edge off. with delayed and canceled flights the dogs can be the perfect distraction for travelers who end up spending
especially if you're traveling with children. (( "i notice it especially with the little kids lily helps taking the edge off traveling with little ones because she really likes going to see little kids.")) ((denise valdez)) > the dogs are at the airport all year long.. but during the holidays, they increase the number of dogs coming in and how frequently they're around to greet travelers./// ((denise valdez)) > millions of people are travelling home to be with loved ones this holiday season. but countless refugees from syria are trying to make a new home in a new country. ((paula francis)) and one new york city woman is using her hobby to help them stay warm this winter as they begin their new lives. marlie hall has the story. anna strasser learned to knit when she was fourteen. and often makes presents for family and friends. but this holiday season, the aspiring theater director used her knitting needles to help strangers in need. (anna strasser/knitte r) "being
was just a little thing was important to me." she read about a group of syrian immigrants in munich who needed hats and scarves to face the harshest winter of their lives. hundreds of thousands of refugees made it to germany this year. "i clicked on the blog post and read the rules and basically picked up my needles and started going." in six weeks, anna knitted eleven brightly- colored hats and a scarf. "i give away most of the things that i knit anyway and so it felt like a pretty natural thing for me to do." anna and other knitters in the u-s and canada made almost a thousand hats, scarves and other knitwear that were shipped to germany. the project began two months ago when knitting designer laura nelkin put out the call to her fellow hobbyists. a doctor in munich coordinated the distribution to refugees and photos of the giveaway soon went viral on knitting websites. one of them caught anna's eye. "i was like oh my god! that boy has my hat and it was a totally amazing moment!" with the help of her friends, anna is knitting more hats for those who need it
and while much of the world continues to debate the politics of the refugee crisis - these busy hands are working to spread a little warmth. marlie hall cbs news new york. ((paula francis)) the u-s based project is drawing to a close now, since european knitters are now involved and coordinating closer to home. /// ((paula francis)) > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and
trying to break into a home... and one of them is killed: ((christine gragson- he had to protect himself i don't blame him for shooting him )) ((paula francis)) what friends of the homeowner are saying about the deadly confrontation. and how this death is another blow to a family already grieving. ((denise valdez)) a grinch ruins christmas for one north las vegas community: ((((jim warden - caught mail thieves on video: you can see the pick up pulling up to the mailboxes and then a guy gets