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weekend that tore through parts of the country...killin g at least 40 people. omar villafranca takes us to the damage in texas... where nine twisters swept through. > 'i found the jet' many residents are retrieving what little they have left following this weekend's deadly tornadoes: (denise garcia/ resident) compared to our neighbors, i think we got pretty lucky, the house is still standing, the walls are standing more than a hundred homes in the garland were reduced to rubble saturday when an ef-4 tornado, packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour, tore through the area. 61-year-old gwendolyn wheatley says it was the scariest night of her life: (gwendolyn wheatley/ resident) i just stayed in my closet all night long, shaking like a leaf on a tree. (omar villafranca cbs news rowlett, texas) a 24-hour curfew remains in effect here in rowlett -- where an ef-3 tornado also caused extensive damage. the tornado flipped this van on its side and ripped the roof off of this house. on sunday - authorities
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damaged water tower - out of fears of flooding: (brian funderburk/ rowlett city manager) at this point we've had an engineer assess it. based on the damage that he saw he was concerned enough to ask us to drain the water tower. the unusual weather pattern is now blanketing parts of the texas panhandle, oklahoma and new mexico with heavy snow. whiteout conditions and massive snow drifts led officials to shut down nearly all of interstate 40... as dozens of vehicles skidded on slick roads. forecasters expect up to 15 inches of snow in some areas...before the system moves onto the northeast. omar villafranca cbs news rowlett, texas./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) new mexico has declared a state of emergency... and the national weather service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of missouri. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > back here at home... it's a chilly start to your work week.
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we can expect leading up to the new year. hi ashley! a live look outside, nice sunny day out there, but cold. we hit those lows in the 30's this morning -- currently, it's 43 degrees on the strip -- 47 at sunrise -- centennial hills 44 degrees -- apex only 36 degrees. ........................... regionally, jean you're at 47 - pahrump you're at 45 right now -- mesquite 43 degrees death valley even cold at just 46 degrees at this hour. .................... nationally, we've been talking a lot about how location on the east coast are warmer than us here -- this map shows it -- you can see in new york it's just 42 degrees -- well we're only at 44 degrees. ........................... let's look at our satellite radar map -- we have cloud cover over much of the state right now. there's a strom system over northern nevada/reno area right now. back here in southern nevada -- we've moved through that hard freezing warning we had this morning -- but we continue to have that winter weather
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esmerelda and nye counties -- that's expected to continue there until 6 o'clock tonight. .............................. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > we're just days away from ringing in 20-16... and metro is taking steps to improve safety for everyone coming to las vegas to celebrate. (( sheriff joe lombardo: "we're going to have increased presence along las vegas blvd and the fremont street experience. me as sheriff and the department as a whole we are going to be more overt and covert...and we are mandating as a police department that everybody is all hands on deck. " )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) sheriff lombardo says casinos will urge guests to keep large bags in their rooms... and anyone carrying one on the strip will be searched. also different from years past... officers will have a stronger presence among the crowd. metro expects to have approximately one-thousand uniformed officers on the strip and 3- to 400 officers downtown.
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big crowds aren't your thing, let 8 news now bring all the new years celebrations to you. our team will be live all across the strip, downtown and where the locals are partying...compl ete with live music and strip entertainment... including matt goss, the jabbawockeez... and mat franco. our broadcast kicks off at 10pm... and goes through midnight./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > one woman is dead after an early morning rollover crash on the 215. nevada highway patrol says it happened just after five this morning... near the las vegas boulevard exit. troopers say the woman lost control... and rolled down a rock embankment. she was not wearing a seatbelt and thrown from the car. the ramps were closed for about three hours while police investigated./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > questions still remain after an off- duty metro police officer accidentally shot her relative...thinki ng that she was a home intruder. the shooting happened friday night... at a home near ann and allen. north las vegas police say the officer and her husband thought someone was breaking into their
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turns out it was a relative who was living with them. the woman is expected to be okay. no charges are expected to be filed... and it's not clear if the officer is on leave during the investigation. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders is in town today...and one of the things he will be doing is meeting with activists trying to end youth violence. the group "hold my hand" caught the democratic candidate's attention following a march to stop the violence they've been seeing in their communities. the group spoke with sanders at the doctor pearson community center about problems affecting communities of color and working families: ((april smith // anti-violence advocate: "unfortunately we live in a world where it's not just going to be zero violence. however if we come together not as a community but with the focus on a solution and not just always looking at the problem.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) later this evening... sanders will speak at canyon springs high school.
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also open to the public./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a community in mourning. how the families of two people shot by chicago police are responding to the violence. and a massive melee shuts down a kentucky mall. the steps police are taking to prevent something similar from happening again. <
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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) new at noon, an ohio grand jury has decided not to indict a police officer in the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. rice was holding a pellet gun when he was shot in cleaveland. prosecutors call rice's killing an "absolute tragedy"... and urge toy gun manufacturers stop making their products look so much like real guns. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > emotions continue to run chicago. after two people were killed in a police shooting over the weekend. officers were responding to a domestic dispute saturday afternoon. 19-year-old quintonio legrier was shot when police say he charged at them with a bat. 55-year-old neighbor bettie jones was also shot during the incident. police say it was an accident. the families of those killed say police should have reacted
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((janet cooksey/legrier's mother - i used to watch the news daily and i would grieve fr other mothers, other family members. now today i'm grieving for myself.)) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the chicago police department is already the subject of a federal civil rights investigation... this after the release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > louisville police are meeting with managers at an area mall after a massive brawl shut it down this weekend. it took four agengies and a police helicopter to get control of the nearly two-thousand people. to go into lockdown... shutting their gates. reports of shots fired... were never confirmed. no arrestes were made and no injuries reported. mall management are working with police to discuss ways of preventing another major disruption./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > new concerns in southern california. what has firefighters worried...
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it's a chilly start to the week so far... and looks to stay that way. ashley conroy has the full forecast coming up after the break. <
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california wildfire continues to burn... firefighters are concerned over the potential of rain... which would wash out the debris onto major highways. ((voice of: capt. mike lindbery/ventura county fire dept - this fire has a devastating potential for highway 101, for pch, for the union pacific railroad, should we get some real heavy rain.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the fire has burned more than 12-hundred acres so far... it is now 75- percent contained. two firefighters were injured fighting the blaze. fire crews say downed powerlines
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a live look outside, nice sunny day out there, but cold. we hit those lows in the 30's this morning -- currently, it's 43 degrees, those winds coming out of the northeast at 5 miles per hour. ........................... expect colder temps for the rest of the week. the low's are only in the 30's for the entire week -- we're also expecting some snow out a mount charleston tonight going into tomorrow. also, bundle up on new year's eve. ................................ regionally, here's our temps in the southwest -- 43 here at home -- 10 degrees warmer in phoenix at 53 -- los angeles warming up to 55 -- getting out those 30's from this morning -- flagstaff 31 degrees. ........................... let's look at our satellite radar map -- we have cloud cover
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now. there's a strom system over northern nevad/reno area right now. back here in southern nevada -- we've moved through that hard freezing warning we had this morning -- but we continue to have that winter weather advisory in portions of esmerelda and nye counties -- that's expected to continue there until 6 o'clock tonight. ............................. at mount charleston, expect mostly sunny skies for the day today -- a high of 30 degrees -- but with that wind chill it could feel like it's negative one -- there's a 30- percent of snow overnight tonight -- so tomorrow or later in the week, might be a great time to head up there. ............................ for our high today, 48 degrees -- our normal high is at 56 -- mostly sunny skies -- light winds. tonight 36 for our low -- mostly cloudy skies -- winds will be light -- but they're coming from the north west -- so it'll feel cold out there. .......................... our 7-day forecast -- we'll only be in the 30's for our low at night -- will be super cold at night -- highs only low 50's for the week.
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-- so you'll definitely want to bundle up.((weather toss))> ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > finding a cure to cancer. the clues doctors are finding in elephants...
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doctors have been waiting for. < > now nevada's first choice for the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system
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tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest ader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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years why elephants rarely get cancer. now.. a researcher at huntsman cancer institute in utah working with the local zoo and ringling brothers circus have found the answer. paula francis shows us how that could lead to better treatment... and maybe even prevention of the disease in humans. ((paula francis)) eric peterson has cared for hogle (ho-gull) zoo elephants for 22 years. he didn't flinch when doctor josh schiffman asked for samples of their blood. eric peterson/elephant handler "i'm used to actually getting obscure questions, and that was a very obscure question." ((paula francis)) doctor schiffman wanted to know why humans have a 50 percent chance to get cancer in their lifetimes, but elephants have less than five percent.especiall y because they're 100-times bigger and have 100-times more cells that could get sick. the answer is p-53.a tumor-suppressing gene, we only have two.
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cancer institute "we learned that elephants, instead of having two copies of this p53 gene, have evolved to have 40 copies of this p53 gene. we think it's these extra copies that may be contributing to the protection from developing cancer." ((paula francis)) doctor schiffman was surprised to learn that p-53 isn't just repairing damaged cells. it's killing them. joshua schiffman, md "instead of trying to stop and fix it and maybe not fix it all the way, let's just kill the cells. they're elephants, there are plenty more where that came from, and that way, they'll be perfectly safe from ever getting cancer." ("this is actually part of elephant cells that we have been growing all at the bottom of this dish.") ((paula francis)) now, the schiffman team is developing a drug that mimics the work of p-53, hoping it will cure and maybe prevent cancer in people. paula francis, 8 news now. > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) doctor schiffman hopes to have
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three to five years.... he says the ringling brothers circus has donated thousands of dollars to help in this research. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > big changes at the happiest place on earth. what disneyland has in the works... and why the park is closing a number of attractions to make it happen.
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up population in china in about to get bigger. the controversial policy that's being lifted to help take care of china's aging population. also a new weapon to fight a rare form of cancer...we meet the first patient to use cryotherapy as treatment and how the trial could give hope to many patients fighting the tumor./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > disneyland is ditching some
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to make room for a new attraction that is star wars land. on january 10th... big thunder ranch... big thunder barbecue... the petting zoo and jamboree will close permanently. several others including the mark twain riverboat and the disnelyand railroad will shut down for one year... so far disney hasn't revealed what will be included in the new 14-acre star wars area./// > that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter. have a great afternoon./// hi everybody, i'm chris maathuis, on behalf of channel
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