Skip to main content

tv   8 News Now at 4 PM  CBS  December 31, 2015 4:00pm-5:00pm PST

4:00 pm
((paula francis)) > we're hours away from 2016. ((dave courvoisier)) and preparations to keep things fun and safe around town -- including the las vegas strip -- are getting done now so hundreds of thousands of people can ring in the new year locally. ((paula francis)) 8 news now reporter mauricio marin is live from the hardrock cafe on the las vegas strip with the very latest. ((mauricio marin)) i've been hanging out here all afternoon. you can really feel the energy and excited of people from all over the world ready to have a
4:01 pm
but to make the magic happen...there's been a whole lot of work going on. at mccarran international airport---crews have been working to get flights in and out with much delay. there's alot of people rushing into town to ring in the new year---vegas style. and on the strip where tens of thousands of people are expected....work ers have put in porta-potties where crowds are night. additionally---g ates are starting to go up along the strip where roads will be closing down in about an hour. folks visiting for new year's eve say vegas has really been welcoming to them. (( mitch siegal/nye visitor: "you can't get better food and entertainment." the west, we're from the east coast. happy. west coast they're laid back and happy they want to be your friend especially on nye. )) in terms of security...metro police aren't taking any chances. they've got about 14- hundred and downtown.
4:02 pm
crowds. and are asking people...if you see something that doesn't look right...report it right away. ((mauricio marin)) authorities are asking people not to bring big bags or backpacks onto the strip. they'll be asking people to check items if they appear large or unusual. trying to keep everyone safe. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) mauricio...what' s the feeling like out there? it seems like people are ready for a good time. ((mauricio marin)) a lot of people are ready to ring in the new year having fun with friends and family. so people know there could be potential threats with so many people in town. but are comforted to see such a large police presence. back to you./// ((paula francis)) > our own tedd florendo is live out at red rock resort.
4:03 pm
tedd just how cold is it going to get tonight... and do the winds look like they'll die down in time for the fireworks? ((tedd florendo)) we are hoping so. as you just mentioned it will be a chilly evening, but we're keeping our eyes on those winds and whether they will relax as we get closer to the midnight for those fireworks. ............................... ...................... here's a first look at your forecast. focusing on your new year's eve. begining at 8 p-m we could still see some north breezes up to 15 early evening. it will be cold with those breezes 41 your temps, may feel like the 30's with those winds. 10 p-m 39 degrees with decreasing winds. may still be up to 10 to 15, but not so much on the strip. by midnight we're hoping those winds relax down to less than 10 mph. but expect it to stay cold in the 30's with feels like temps already below freezing. ............................... ................... our new years eve coverage begins at 10 pm here on 8 news now.
4:04 pm
> now if you don't want to brave the cold out on the strip or downtown... you can spend new year's eve with the folks from channel 8! our countdown to 2016 special begins at 10 pm and we'll be on air until just after the fireworks finale. we'll have crews at red rock, downtown las vegas, and of course up and down the strip. be sure to use the hashtag
4:05 pm
you might just see your posts right here on channel 8 during our broadcast./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the countdown is on... for 2016. while hundreds of thousands of revelers will be here in las vegas to celebrate... many more will be in new york city... to watch the iconic ball drop. ((paula francis)) partiers started lining up very early this morning in times square. and as c-b-s reporter jamie yuccas shows us... more than a million people are expected to party in midtown manhattan tonight... and a billion more will watch on t-v. < nats of crowd can't wait to get to the front of the line crowds for the world's biggest party started showing up at 4 am, wanting a good seat to watch the ball drop at midnight. we're really excited. taylor coyner is celebrating both the new year and her 19th birthday. (taylor coyner/times square visitor) i've never been here before and i've always dreamed about it since i was a kid and it's my birthday surprise. thousands of people will be searched and then corralled into
4:06 pm
revelers can safely ring in the new year. (bill de blasio/nyc mayor) we know how to do big events, we have shown it time and time again. officials say there is no specific or credible threat, but close to 6- thousand officers will be in times square. just in case. some in uniform, some undercover. (bill bratton/nyc police commissioner) we're as prepared as you can be for this type of event. (jamie yuccas/times square) no backpacks and no alcohol are allowed. if you leave your area, for any reason, you go to the back of the line in order to get back in. but most spectators aren't worried, they're excited for a good time. (emanuel paiva/times square visitor) check on my bucket list. i've been here, i've done it organizers have already tested the confetti. and when the ball makes its midnight descent, a billion people will be watching around the world. jy cbs news new york. > ((paula francis)) at the stroke of midnight eastern time... the lights on the new year's eve ball are turned off as the numerals of the new year "2016" light up. /// ((paula francis)) > an apartment building catches fire... leaving nearly 3-dozen people out in the cold..
4:07 pm
be responsible for starting the blaze. /// ((paula francis)) and the dubai skyline lit up... not by fireworks by a skyscraper on fire. how witnesses described the chaos... as people rushed to safety. /// < announcer: you're watching 8
4:08 pm
and paul joncnevada is now. ((paula francis)) > a luxury hotel caught on fire -- lighting up downtown dubai's skyline just ahead of its elaborate new year's eve celebration and fireworks display. government officials say one attack.. when a stampede broke out as the building was evacuated. 14 hotel residents were treated at the scene for minor injuries. c-b-s reporter chris martinez has the details. < massive flames engulfed the "address hotel" -- a luxury highrise in downtown dubai in the united arab emirates. those inside said a fire alarm went off to alert them. (( voice of irene proimos/ was inside hotel -- cbsn phoner)) "it was a bit nerve-wrecking because i didn't know what was going on." the 63-story
4:09 pm
located near the world's tallest skyscraper, - the burj khalifa, - where tens of thousands gathered for massive fireworks display to usher in the new year. (( voice of lara setrakian/ dubai- based journalist -- phoner)) "it's absolutely surreal. i used to live on the 32nd floor. and i've spent new year's eve at the address. it's really the place to be on a night like this. (11 sec) the fire broke out two hours before midnight. officials rushed to evacuate the skyscraper as enormous flames ripped through the building. consuming at least 20 floors - in a matter of minutes. burning debris fell from the building...as four squads of firefighters raced to contain the blaze. crowds could heard several explosions. ((voice of irene proimos/ was inside hotel -- cbsn phoner)) "i just heard a big bang. hang on. was it the fireworks? what is that? officials say the hotel's sprinklers and internal fire- fighting systems helped to prevent the spread of the flames. despite the fire -- dubai went ahead with its new year's eve celebration at midnight chris martinez, cbs news. > ((paula francis)) officials
4:10 pm
floor terrace outside of the tower. authorities are still trying to pinpoint the fire's cause. this is the second high-rise fire this year in dubai. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > locally... 19 adults, 17 children, and 2 handicapped people are going into the new year without a home... due to a fire. it happened early this morning... on vegas drive near rancho. the clark county fire department says... several units caught fire... in a two story apartment building. the red cross is helping those displaced by the blaze. while witnesses say squatters living in vacant apartments are to blame... investigators are working to determine the official cause of the fire. fortunately no injuries were reported. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > state investigators continue to look into the explosion at a radioactive waste dump... in hopes of preventing another blast. according to the nevada public safety chief jim wright... the state fire marshal's final report says rainwater seeped into corroded 1970's- era barrels causing the october . wright says state department of environmental protection and
4:11 pm
responsible party, and what corrective action is needed. the fire marshal reported yesterday to state officials that no radioactivity was detected and no injuries were reported after the october 18th blast and fire. /// ((paula francis)) > the mississippi river is cresting in the midwest. ((dave courvoisier)) how one family is fighting the flooding... from reaching for their home. /// announcer: now nevada's first choice for news.
4:12 pm
((paula francis)) > record flooding is making for treacherous conditions in parts of the midwest this new year's eve ... and the waters continue to rise. ((dave courvoisier)) the meramec and mississippi rivers are cresting at historic levels. marlie hall reports on one family in arnold, missouri is doing everything they can to save their home. john howser never thought he'd be spending new year's eve like water.. it's up to the red line right there. he and his family have been up all night protecting their home in flooded arnold missouri. this fortress made of thousands
4:13 pm
from the rising wall of water. john howser marlie: five feet of water that's a lot.. jh: it's a lot.. was more in '93.. this is where the meramec river meets the mississippi.. and it has risen higher here in arnold than anywhere else in the region... cresting today at over 47-feet ... shattering the old record by almost two- feet. the howser's are doing all they can to keep dry and so far it's working. taking the water from here to other side of sandbag wall.. so water is going from here to the other side. correct.. just pumping over. if we didn't it would equalize and be at this depth right here. the historic flooding in the midwest has killed at least 20 people in missouri and illinois.. the missouri department of transportation shut down wide sections of interstates south of st. louis... and residents are urged to stay indoors until those floodwaters subside. howser is betting that between the sandbags.. and that can-do missouri spirit.. they'll be able to save their
4:14 pm
marlie hall, cbs news, arnold, missouri. ((dave courvoisier)) amtrak has suspended traffic on the route running from kansas city to st. louis because of that missouri flooding. /// ((paula francis)) > here at home, the weather's on our minds with so many people outside on the strip.. ((dave courvoisier)) tedd florendo is out at red rock casino where he'll be all night. toss to live weather ((tedd florendo)) clear today and chilly again with winds afternoon. gusts reported early up to 16 but now have eased off a little we're slightly cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ................ one weather alert still exists and thats the wind advisory for the lake and down the colorado river valley. gust there could be between 30 to 40 mph with higher winds at in laughlin. that's alert is in effect until 4 a.m.
4:15 pm
............................... .............. satellite and radar show not much going on in the west coast. even the pacific northwest finally getting a break from rain this new years eve. a high building there and a closed low in the northwest of the state over us will stall then move out this weekend. we'll begin to see near normal temps by sunday and early next week. ............................... ............... so the big story are those winds. here's what we think will happen. winds with north breezes early in the evening will give way to lighter winds through the night. by midnighwe're hoping less an 10 and those fireworks will ve no issues firi off............................................. overnit1 will be our low and eezing.me areas in the 2s again ernig. with 15 then down to 5 by morning. tomorrow expect a high of 48 with both sun then clouds later. staying chilly tomorrow and of course below average. ...............................
4:16 pm
extended forecast shows more clouds by weekend with near normal temps already by sunday and monday. we have an unsettled weather pattern next week with a series of storms that will at this point bring us some rain. we could certainly use it tedd... in your opinion...
4:17 pm
the fireworks will go off tonight? ((paula francis)) > it's about to get a lot harder...
4:18 pm
get a lot harder... if you need to get around town. ((dave courvoisier)) the major road closures about to take effect... and the new year's celebrations get ready to kick off. ///
4:19 pm
tonight's new year's celebration. demetria obilor shows you what's closing and how to get around it in "what's drivinggyou crazy?"/// (( )) demetria obilor new year's eve means champagne and fireworks, but before all of that.road closures. same drill as last year pretty much. starting at five pm, ndot and local police will close the
4:20 pm
mountain, flamingo and tropicana. roads and alleys leading westbound onto the strip between sahara and mandalay bay from koval lane will begin around 5:45 pm. between six and six-thirty pm, metro will close down las vegas boulevard between sahara and mandalay bay. the plan is to have the strip fully open to pedestrian traffic around six-thirty pm. that's also the time all moving walkways, elevators and escalators on the strip will be shut off. i-15 and the strip are expected to reopen around three-thirty, after clean-up. streets like sahara, desert inn, frank sinatra, koval and russell will be your friends. those roads will remain open through the evening, as well as us 95 and 215. harmon access to las vegas guests. fremont shuts down at four pm and reopens at six pm, in preps for the celebration.
4:21 pm
send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. /// ((paula francis)) > making sure your new year celebrations don't end in jail. ((dave courvoisier)) we break down all the different options available... so you don't get behind the wheel intoxicated/// announcer: "now, nevada's first
4:22 pm
this is ((dave courvoisier)) > the countdown is on... and las vegas is one of the hottest places to be this new year's eve. ((paula francis)) some 300- thousand people are expected to ring in the new year here.. and it won't be long before they are filling up the strip. gabby rodriquez ame all the way from our nexstar fresno station... she is live in front of caesars palace. dave, paula as soon as metro puts those barriers up to block the side streets... people will start leaving the sidewalk... and filling the street. aside from the marathon, it is the only time of the year people are allowed to drink and party all along las vegas boulevard. visitors are reminded by police that they are not allowed to
4:23 pm
backpacks. hundreds of e- m-t's and paramedics will be heading out to the las vegas strip and downtown ready to help assist with the large crowds. clark county emergency officials say it's a joint effort to work and keep the festivities safe. for all you new year's eve information... head over to las-vegas now- dot-com. ((paula francis)) > gabby will have a great view from flamingo and the strip there. the amazing midnight fireworks show will ring in the new year... as long as mother nature cooperates. the pyrotechnics will be launched from 7 different casinos along the strip. it begins right when the clock strikes 12... and will last about 8 minutes! but-- winds are in the forecast... and the fireworks won't be set off...
4:24 pm
miles per hour. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > for those ringing in the new year with a couple adult beverages... we want to make sure you get home safe. ((paula francis)) there are several transportation options avaiable... so you don't have to drink and drive. the rtc is offering free rides from 6 pm tonight until 9 am. there will also be plenty of cabs ready.... to get you to and from wherever it is that you want to be. you can also use your phone to hail a ride from uber and lyft. but.. keep price surging in mind. uber says the costs of a ride will go up between midnight and 4 am... so make sure to pay attention to the fare estimate. also-- if you end up driving somewhere and have a few drinks... put away your keys. triple-a is offering free tipsy tows to your home within 10 miles of the pickup location. you do not have a triple-a membership. put this number in your phone... 800-222-4357. tipsy tows for the biker
4:25 pm
that number is 702-586-0536./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and don't forget... there's also the monorail. one way tickets cost just 1 dollar for nevada residents... but you have to buy them before 11 pm to get the deal. bring your nevada i-d. you can hitch a ride on the monorail until 3:00 am on saturday. it has 7 stops... from the mgm grand to the s- l-s./// toss to live weather ((tedd florendo)) we are hoping so. as you just mentioned it will be a chilly evening, but we're keeping oureyes on those winds and whether they will relax as we get closer to the midnight for those fireworks. ............................... ...................... here's a first look at your forecast. focusing on your new year's eve. begining at 8 p-m we could still see some north breezes up to 15 early evening. it will be cold with those breezes 41 your temps, may feel like the 30's with those winds. 10 p-m 399egrees with
4:26 pm
may still be up to 10 to 15, but not so much on the strip. by midnight we're hoping those winds relax down to less than 10 mph. but expect it to stay cold in the 30's with feels like temps already below freezing. ............................... ................... our new years eve coverage begins at 10 pm here on 8 news now. ((paula francis)) > if you don't want to go out... stay at home and tune into 8 news now. stay at home and tune into 8 news now.
4:27 pm
the new years celebrations from around town. our countdown to 2016 special begins at 10 pm and we'll be on air until just after the fireworks finale. we'll have crews at red rock, downtown las vegas, and of course up and down the strip. be sure to use the hashtag "vegas n-y-e" whenever you post on social media... you might just see your posts right here on channel 8 during our broadcast./// ((dave courvoisier)) > soldiers are guarding the streets of brussels tonight... after the new year's eve celebrations were canceled because of the threat of terror. crews were tearing down the stage that was at the center of the would- be fireworks display... just days after it was built. the clock struck midnight about an hour and a half ago there... with very little fanfare. this comes after tuesday's arrest of two men suspected of planning a terrorist attack on the new year's eve celebrations. some locals feel like canceling the entire show was taking it too far: (( i really believe that the people from brussels need to go out party and need to gather, as well, and to bond together."))
4:28 pm
say the risk was just to great to go on with the show. in paris... a planned fireworks display was also canceled there... but thousands still came to celebrate... despite the lack of pyrotechnics./// ((dave courvoisier)) > if you're ringing in the new year with a glass of wine... forget the usual red and white. ((paula francis)) orange wine is having a resurgence... < announcer: you're watching 8 news now at 4 with denise valdez
4:29 pm
nevada is now. ((paula francis)) > new year celebrations are already underway in much of the world. this is how folks in sydney rang in 2016. their famous fireworks are always shot off in sydney harbor. /// ((paula francis)) > in japan... new year's eve is the country's biggest holiday. millions left big cities to return to their hometowns to eat bowls of noodles, which symbolize longevity. in tokyo, revelers rang in 2016 by releasing balloons at the
4:30 pm
((paula francis)) > and there was a really cool display in taipei taiwan. the fireworks seemingly engulfed one of the city's sky scrappers. /// ((paula francis)) > ringing in the new year usually includes a champagne toast. ((dave courvoisier)) millions of glasses however will be filled with an old drink that's making a comeback. we're talking about orange wine. orange wine - which looks almost amber - gets its color by leaving crushed white grapes in contact with their skin for an extended period. first produced thousands of years ago in eastern europe , orange wine faded as other varieties flourished. but now restaurants nationwide are adding it to their menus: ((seth raphaeli- "it's woodsy. it's like a complex white wine." // joe campanale- "i think a lot of people like the sense of discovery and for me these wines represent so much of what's very old and what's new.")) ((dave courvoisier)) experts say if you like sherry you will probably enjoy orange wine. they also add it's generally
4:31 pm
pairs well with meat and fish and the recommendation is to serve it at cellar temperature. /// ((paula francis)) > new year's eve isn't the only thing we're counting down to... clark county leaders are awaiting a mile stone 5- thousandth same sex marriage! the marriage license bureau is looking to issue the license to the lucky couple sometime soon. as of just a couple minutes ago... they were just 4 away! officials say the 5- thousandth couple will receive some gifts from the local wedding and hospitality industry. the first same sex marriage license was issued in october of last year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > fireworks can make new year's eve a very stressful time for pets. ((paula francis)) we have tips to keep your four legged friend calm. /// announcer: now nevada's first
4:32 pm
at 4. ((paa francis)) > while many people are excited about tonight's fireworks... they can really scare our pets. and some animals get so spooked... they run away from home. but there are some things to help keep them calm... when the clock strikes midnight. ((paula francis)) > to talk more about this... is the adoptions manager at the animal foundation... alison sabino. alison... what can pet owners to keep reduce the stress of the fireworks for their animals. - many times pets will go hide in a closet or under a bed.
4:33 pm
out and comfort them? - are there any products
4:34 pm
do you see an influx of animals after firework displays like new year's and 4th of july? - say an animal runs out the door during the fireworks, how do you go displays like new year's and 4th of july? - say an animal runs out the door
4:35 pm
july? - say an animal runs out the door during the fireworks, how do you go about them? and we've got a quick reminder for pet owners.. new year's eve can prove to a be a pretty scary time for dogs and cats. make sure your pets are secure during the fireworks. they can get scared of loud noises and light flashes, and try to run away. the best way to keep them safe,, is keep them in an interior, quiet room, like a bathroom. also.. you may want to make your pets have the proper i-d on them, in case they run away. ((paula francis)) thanks alison for joining us today. dave, back to you. /dave courvoisier)) > let get a check of your new year's eve recast with dd florendo.'s live out at red rocksort...ere he'll be rinnin thew year.dd...at the party going to be like t the?((tedd florendo)) clear today and chilly again with winds kicking up by late mornign and afternoon. gusts reported early up to 16 but now have eased off a little we're slightly cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ................ one weather alert still exists and thats the wind advisory for
4:36 pm
gust there could be between 30 to 40 mph with higher winds at in laughlin. that's alert is in effect until 4 a.m. and should be allowed to expire. ............................... .............. satellite and radar show not much going on in the west coast. even the pacific northwest finally getting a break from rain this new years eve. a high building there and a closed low in the northwest of the state over us will stall then move out this weekend. we'll begin to see near normal temps by sunday and early next week. ............................... ............... so the big story are those winds. here's what we think will happen. winds with north breezes early in the evening will give way to lighter winds through the night. by midnight we're hoping less
4:37 pm
have no issues firing off. ............................... ................... freezing. some areas in the 20's again overnight. with 15 then down to 5 by morning. tomorrow expect a high of 48 with both sun then clouds later. staying chilly tomorrow and of course below average. .................. extended forecast shows more clouds by weekend with near normal temps already by sunday and monday.
4:38 pm
pattern next week with a series of storms that will at this point bring us some rain. we could certainly use it tedd... it's going to be cold... what should people wear if
4:39 pm
going to be spending a lot of time outside tonight? ((paula francis)) > president obama is expected to take action on gun control. ((dave courvoisier)) the loophole he plans to close, using an executive order.
4:40 pm
((paula francis)) > plus... a troubling start to the new year. tonight on 8 news now at five... we'll tell you who investigators believe is responsible for starting an apartment complex fire.///
4:41 pm
announce an executive order on gun control.. in a way that will affect nevada. white house sources say the goal is to close the so-called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to skip doing background checks on buyers. the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law enforcement to enforce existing gun laws. gun control advocates expect the president will reveal the plan at the state of the union address, set for january 12-th. the white house is not sharing the exact timing or content of obama's executive order. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > bill cosby's attorney says his client will be cleared of the sexual assault charged he was arrested on yesterday. cosby is accused of drugging and assaulting former temple university employee andrea constand in 2004. according to the 23- page complaint... pills"... claiming they were herbal... and within a half hour... constand says she experienced blurred vision and difficulty
4:42 pm
(( kevin steele/montgomery "mr cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine. unable to move." )) ((dave courvoisier)) prosecutors used unsealed portions of a 2005 deposition... from a lawsuit that was settled out of court... to build their case. in that deposition... cosby denies any wrongdoing. cosby remains free on bail after his arrest and arraignment on a sexual assault charge yesterday./// paul joncich > that's all for us denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((paula francis)) > metro police
4:43 pm
a suspect in the west valley today. 8 news now is live on the scene with the latest on what may have caused the deadly altercation. ((dave courvoisier)) an apartment building... fills with flames: ((robin luff- i heard this banging on my security door 03 and they are saying 'fire!, fire!' and i'm like 'oh my god.)) ((dave courvoisier)) what investigators believe may have caused the fire and what's being done to help the people displaced. ((paula francis)) countdown to 2016.
4:44 pm
vegas strip with what you can expect for tonight's big
4:45 pm
4:46 pm
4:47 pm
4:48 pm
4:49 pm
4:50 pm
4:51 pm
4:52 pm
4:53 pm
4:54 pm
4:55 pm
4:56 pm
4:57 pm
4:58 pm
4:59 pm

34 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on