tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS January 1, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((michelle mortensen)) > las vegas was aglow.. as the fireworks signaled a new year! good morning. i'm michelle mortensen. ((patrick walker)) and i'm patrick walker... brian and kirsten are off. since they helped ring in 2016.. last night from the strip! hundreds of thousands of people hit las vegas boulevard.. to watch as fireworks went off from 9 hotels. the show was pretty amazing. grucci set off 8 minutes of fireworks.. if you missed it.. don't worry.. you can catch it online. just go to las vegas now dot com./// ((michelle mortensen)) > and after the party.. comes the clean up. ((patrick walker)) street sweepers got to work fast.. to get the roads ready to reopen. michael stevens is live in front
patrick, michelle... ... what a night to say the least. it was only a few hours ago thousands packed these streets now clean-up crews are still working to bring some normalcy back to las vegas boulevard. take a look at some video from just a few hours ago. people from all over the world packed the las vegas strip to ring in the new year... and it seems everything went off without a hitch: (( it was fun. bottom line... it was fun. )) (( it was pretty fun. loud. there were a lot of noise makers. the fireworks were beautiful. they were everywhere. you just look everywhere they were coming out of the hotels near circus circus where you can see like above the circus circus and above the stratosphere.
((michael stevens)) the fireworks display lit up the sky... a soon as the clock hit midnight. and thousands celebrated the start of 20-16. metro police had a very strong presence out here from the beginning of the night. and many remain out here controlling the crowds... and blocking off traffic from the boulevard. again the clean-up is underway. but the big thing to note is the barricades are down... and traffic has reopened along the boulevard. patrick, michelle? ((patrick walker)) any word on the number of arrests? ((michael stevens)) patrick... metro police says they made 10 arrests total last night. 8 of those were on the strip. one of which was a felony arrest...
((michelle mortensen)) > but the strip wasn't the only place to party. fremont street filled up with thousands of people.. including.. mayor carolyn goodman. we also had crews at red rock casino... where zowie bowie performed at the rocks lounge. it's also where we held our mortgage giveaway. iddo gavish from gavish reality picked the winner.. just before midnight./// (( mercedes: are we ready to do this? gavish: we are ready, let's give that thing one big spin. tedd: way to go put some muscle into this, mr. gavish i want you to yell this name out like you have never yelled a name before, i want you to do it with passion, i want you to do it with authority, you're in las vegas the winner of the great mortgage giveaway for one whole year of mortgage. mercedes: melissa aionalkka. ((reacting)) mercedes: melissa has 6 kids, this is one of her
tedd: alright we have to talk to you, obviously very very excited, i would be too, this is a lot of money that is going to help you, what is this going to do for you for a whole year? melissa: my husband and i had a 2 year plan to be able to buy a house and i think that is going to go down to a one year plan and mr. gavish is going to help us with that 100% melissa: and we would be the first one in our family to own a house, no one have ever done it before so you have no idea what you are doing for us and our children. tedd: congratulations to you
homeowner that is possible because of this. )) ((michelle mortensen)) a big congratulation s to melissa... and thanks to all of our loyal viewers who entered./// ((michelle mortensen)) > now let's get a look at your forecast. ((patrick walker)) sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < it's a little colder for ringing in the new year! last year we
temps had dropped to 34 degrees at midnight last night. ........... and so no wonder it's really cold right now! we're below freezing around most valley ............. the winds did bump around to about more than 20 mph in the early afternoon... then backed off in the early evening which really helped. ............... winds were calm, but it was just really chilly through the night. ........... we will have a cool first day of 2016 with sunshine and temps staying below normal today. > back to you. /// ((patrick walker)) > two people are dead..
night crash on i-15. it happened in the southbound lanes of the freeway at craig road. police say a driver lost control of the car... rolled onto the right shoulder... then caught fire. (( trooper chelsea stuenkel, nhp: they were traveling at a pretty high rate of speed. they did travel all across the travel lanes at one point, colliding with the center median wall and then back across the travel lanes off into the right shoulder where they did overturn. 2;14 again, a pretty extensive long scene here. because they were traveling at a high rate of speed, it's gonna create quite a large scene for us )) ((patrick walker)) troopers say they think the car was going more than 70 miles per hour. the speed limit is 65. no word on if the driver was impaired./// ((patrick walker)) > troopers were also busy last night.. investigating a crash in the northwest. they say a wrong way driver was going south in the northbound lanes of 95 near northern 2-15. it caused a 4- car collision. no word on injuries just yet.///
search for a fugitive ends in gunfire and a man dead. it happened thursday afternoon in the southwest part of the valley, near desert inn and cimarron. vanessa murphy tells us why this investigation could take some time. -------------------------------- - ((vanessa murphy)) metro police say officers opened fire on a fugitive because they thought he had a gun.... turns out - police say he was holding a cell phone. captain matt mccarthy says u-s marshals were searching for the man wanted for attempted murder out of arizona thursday afternoon. ... during surveillance, he ran off.. us marshals called metro for help to find him. patrol officers tracked him down, told him to drop what they thought was a firearm in his right hand, he came toward them hiding that hand and they opened fire. he was pronounced dead at the scene. ((captain matt mccarthy/metro police: because the officers believed that the suspect was wanted for attempted murder, because this was a residental area and because they believed
they discharged their firearm upon the subject striking him several times.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the suspect's name has not been released....and it's unclear why he was at gilded crown court here in the southwest valley. ((ilima koltes/resident: this is a pretty quiet neighborhood. nothing really happens over here. so, it can happen anywhere though.)) ((vanessa murphy)) mccarthy says more information will be released next week and he did not take any questions from reporters at the scene. ((mccarthy: thank you very much.)) ((vanessa murphy)) vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((michelle mortensen)) it is standard for the officers involved to be on paid administrative leave during the investigation./// ((michelle mortensen)) > now let's get a check on the roads. here's a look at the whole valley. ((ad lib about it)) < demetria obilor
((michelle mortensen)) > changing the way.. you buy a gun. ((patrick walker)) the executive action president obama is expected to sign.. to change gun control in the s. ((michelle mortensen)) plus.. hanging with mister las vegas himself! sherry catches up with wayne newton.. at the welcome to las vegas sign. you won't want to miss it..
from mister las vegas himself. ((12:09:58 byron johnson/toledo, ohio: this is a once in a lifetime opportunity - you can't beat it! vegas. the strip. the life, the people. it's just exciting!)) ((sherry swensk)) there's no better landmark to snap a souvenir photo of your fabulous time in this town - known the world over. ((15:41 junki nakamura/visiting from japan: i saw them many times in the movies so i was fascinated about this one, so i really impressed about this signs so i wanted to take a picture this time.))cut down & cover if need to (( 12:11:57 chris & natalie hall/honeymooner s from texas: just because you can't come to vegas and not come to the sign. (laugh) ((sherry swensk)) the line of tourist paparazzi is endless... and this day, visitors got a special surprise. who better to welcome them to this famous spot - than mr. las vegas himself? ((12:33:38 hi there, how are you? hi, we're from the netherlands. are you really wayne newton? yes i am. )) ((12:43:09 wayne newton/famous lv entertainer: i kid people because they'll ask "how did you get to be mr. las vegas?" and i simply say, "i wouldn't leave." newton has been performing in las vegas - almost as long as the iconic sign has been standing in this same spot since 1959... a mile south of all the strip's action. ((12:29:20ish oh my god.
merle: i'm so happy to see you! )) ((12:45:48 wayne newton: it's amazing how many people will say to me, "you have been on my bucket list or coming to las vegas has been on my bucket list." )) ((sherry swensk)) the melting pot of people wait patiently to pose near the 25 foot tall icon... most unaware of its rich past. ((16:30 junki nakamura/visiting from japan: so they have a lot of history in there? yes lots. ohhhhhhhhhh. )) ((sherry swensk)) commercial artist, betty willis was commisioned to design the now- famous symbol by a neon sign company salesman, ted rogich. it was sold to clark county for a mere four- thousand dollars. 50-plus years later, it's now in the nevada state register of historic places... and easily one of the most popular photo op spots in the world. (( 12:17:58 alexander labenne/visiting from france: "this is unique. this is the only one in the
day! and we'll keep some winds around the lake and along the river. ............ temps near freezing across the valley right now... with a lot of areas dipping into those colder 20s. hopefully you have the plants covered and pipes wrapped. and we'll keep highs below normal again today. ......... then we warm up a little over over the weekend with more clouds pouring into the area... before some storms roll our way next week. ................... and areas of texas will see snow showers when some tropical moisture mixes with really cold
part of the state and into southern new mexico. ........... the southeast will have a wet first day of the new year. still flood watches and warnings along the mississippi and missouri rivers. ................ our 7 day forecast has chances for rain all next week and good chances on several days with temps back up right about normal mid 50s. these systems will have milder air, so we don't have to worry about freezing temps at night./// > back to you./// > . ((michelle mortensen)) > president obama is
executive order on gun control. white house sources say the goal is to close the so-called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to skip buyer background checks. the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law enforcement to enforce existing gun laws. president will reveal the plan at the state of the union address, set for january 12-th./// ((patrick walker)) > today.... the world is saying goodbye to actor wayne rogers. rogers played trapper john mcentire on the hit show "mash". for three seasons.. he played alan alda's co-hort on the show based on a military hospital in the korean war. rogers was 82 years old./// ((patrick walker)) > now let's get a check on the roads. here's a look at the whole valley. ((ad lib about it))
today.. but we are still getting news.. on how the u-s... and major companies did in 2015. brian webb is in new york.. with more. apple inc shares finish the year down four percent, the first down year since 2008. shares shed about a fifth of their value after reaching a high point of $134 in april. this years declines have wiped
apple is currently worth about $590 billion. /// the markets will be closed today. thursday the dow 178 points the nasdaq lost 58. /// the white house is reportedly preparing to impose the first financial sanctions on iran since the two countries forged a nuclear agreement last july. reports say the planned action is direted at nearly a dozen companies and individuals in iran, hong kong and the united arab emirates for their alleged role in devloping iran's ballistic-missle program. /// uber gave its one billionth ride on christmas eve in london . the ride sharing company started in san francisco five and a half years ago. the one billionth rider will get a years worth or free uber rides. the driver will get a free vacation to any uber city of his choice. ///
people rang in the new year by saying "i do". this is the "little white wedding chapel". the owner said lots of people scrambled to get married last night for all kinds of reasons. ((charlotte richards, ceo, little white wedding chapel we always try to have a lot of ministers here at that time so that we can be exact; you're married at the strike of midnight, you will now kiss your beautiful wife, they love that )) ((patrick walker)) "the little white wedding chapel" is 80- years-old./// ((patrick walker)) > and speaking of weddings.. clark county hit a milestone... by issuing its 5- thousandth same-sex marriage license. ronald bauman and dumitru alexeev of phoenix, arizona were the lucky couple. congrats to them! they'll be getting some gifts from the local wedding and hospitality industry. the first same sex marriage license was issued in october 2014. /// ((patrick walker)) > a perfect stranger.. steps up.. when a woman's car is just too expensive to fix.
> jerry seinfeld goes inside the white house. for his hit web series. what the two talked about.. while hanging out in the oval office. < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((patrick walker)) > happy new year! and thanks for joining us. i'm patrick walker. ((michelle mortensen)) and i'm michelle mortensen. kirsten and brian are off.. it's now 2016.. and the hundreds of thousands of people.. who came to ring in the new year.. are off the strip. michael stevens is live outside of caesar's where a few straglers are still partying. hey michael. ((michael stevens)) it seems like the party never stops here in las vegas... especially when it's new years eve. certainly have died down from
but there's people still out here having a good time. as most make their way back to their hotels for the night... the public works department has been working hard to clean- up these streets. in total... 13 trucks were disperesed to clean-up after the thousands that packed onto the strip to ring in the new year. people from all over the world... traveled here for the festivities and most of the people said it was worth it: (( it's like a day we can spend it with family. it's pretty hard for most of us to come. but we at least try and make an effort we came for new years this is a family tradition let's keep it going. )) (( we had fun. it was nice but like i said there's no cabs or nothing so we're we have to walk back to our hotel. )) ((michael stevens)) and that's
facing when these roads were blocked off. just in the past few hours... las vegas boulevard has reopened. making it easier for those searching for a cab or an uber to flag one down. patrick, michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) michael... we know metro made 10 arrests last night... and word on medical emergencies? ((michael stevens)) clark county fire department responded to about 55 calls on the las vegas strip for medical and alcohol-related issues, including a man who had a heart attack outside of harrah's. the county says the man was taken to a hospital, but his condition was unknown.
year's celebrations around the world went off with no significant problems. the threat of terrorismmid lead to tighter security than normal in many places. don champion reports from new york. ( germans ushered in 2016 under the close watch of security officials. in berlin, revelers ( were searched at a major outdoor event. ( in munich, a different story. people there were told to stay away from two of the city's train stations because of a "serious and imminent threat" by isis suicide bombers. the warning came hours before the country rang in the new year.in brussels, the official party was cancelled after the arrest of two men suspected of planning holiday attacks. some thought it was an overreaction. ( ken kinsella/resident) "i think it is backing down to the threat of terrorism. i think we should stand up and just make everything happen" in paris, a city that saw two attacks from isis in 2015, celebrations were scaled back. ( france's defense minister tried reassuring people by
soldiers on duty yesterday. (nat cheering) here in the u-s in new york city, police were also on alert. more than 6-thousand nypd officers made sure the times square celebration went off without any problems.) but in rochester, in upstate new york, the fireworks display was cancelled- after the ( fbi arrested this man, emanuel lutchman, for allegedly plotting a new year's eve attack on a local bar. charging documents allege lutchman was an isis sympathizer. don champion, cbs news, new york. ((michelle mortensen)) in california, officials say tititer security will be in place today during the annual rose bowl parade. up to 700,000 people are expected to take part in the festivities./// ((patrick walker)) > many of you celebrated the new year by sending us your pictures using the hash-tag vegas-n-y-e here are just a few. some sent pictures from their homes.. as they watched our countdown to 2016 special. others.. showed us their pictures from the strip..
turns out.. our hashtag was one of the most trending on th internet. it ranked second... out of all the hashtags in the world./// ((michelle mortensen)) > now let's get a look at your forecast. ((patrick walker)) sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk it was a little colder for ringing in the new year last night! temps had dropped to 34 degrees at midnight... and now we're down to 30s and even colder 20s this morning. ............. the winds did bump around to about more than 20 mph in the early afternoon... then backed off in the early evening which really helped back off on the wind chill. ............... winds were calm, but it was just really chilly through the night. ........... we will have a cool first day of 2016 with sunshine and temps staying below normal today. > <
have released the surveillance video from this week's deadly shooting outside a gym. take a look. authorities say they want to talk to the person or persons who were inside this car. it pulled up right next to the car where the victim, 42- year-old neil gandler was found dead from a gunshot wound. the suspects in this case are still on the run. the car is described as a mid 2000's two dour coupe with a spoiler and non tinted windows. if you know anything about this murder... you're asked to call crimestoppers. /// ((michelle mortensen)) > now let's get a check on the roads. here's a look at the whole valley.
> ((patrick walker)) > republican presidential candidate jeb bush is ramping up his campaign in nevada, ahead of the caucuses. a spokesman for bush says the campaign has nine paid staff members in the silver state now, but they plan to increase that number to about 20 in january. nevada republicans will caucus on february 23rd, which is fourth in the nominating process nationwide. the former florida governor has endorsements from some high-profile nevada republican office holders, but he's lagged behind a handful of primary opponents in national polls./// ((patrick walker)) > three of ben carson's top aides resigned from his campaign. campaign manager barry bennett,
watts and deputy campaign manager lisa coen have all stepped down. carson has struggled in the polls since back in october, when he rivaled donald trump in the republican presidential race. the neurosurgeon is now in third place for the g-o-p nomination behind trump and runner-up ted cruz./// ((michelle mortensen)) > the most recent episode of jerry seinfeld's web series "comedians in cars with coffee" featured one of the world's most famous non-comedians. president barack obama joined seinfeld for a taping of the show at the white house. they chatted over coffee and took laps around the south lawn driveway in seinfeld's 19-63 corvette stingray. ((jerry seinfeld: do you ever think that everyone you talk is putting on a total show president obama: it's a problem. jerry seinfeld: don't you think every child is a president fan, you grow up you want to be president president obama: i do really well with the zero to 8 demographic. yea, they love me. partly because my ears are big
character and little kids love saying my name president obama: let's do this thing. yea baby! watch out people!)) ((michelle mortensen)) seinfeld and president obama talked about a variety of topics.... from world policy... to how the president picks out his suits. "comedians in cars getting coffee" is available to watch online.. at the website with the same name. and by the way.. seinfeld is a las vegas headliner. he performs several times a year.. at caesar's palace. he'll be back in town in april./// ((patrick walker)) > turning losing weight.. from a new year's resolution... to a long-term goal. ((michelle mortensen)) the program being introduced in low-income schools... to help children...
((((sherry swensk)) > hundreds of homes are damaged this morning.. after the mississippi river flooded in the midwest. and some communities are bracing for more. hundreds of people have been evacuated in saint louis.. and getting through the missouri city is getting increasingly difficult.. even by boat. the mississippi river neared record levels at many places, and a tributary, the meramec river, surged 4 feet beyond previous records before finally starting to fall.///
sherry swensk < cold and dry for our new year's day! and we'll keep some winds around the lake and along the river. ............ temps near freezing across the valley right now... with a lot of areas dipping into those colder 20s. hopefully you have the plants covered and pipes wrapped. and we'll keep highs below
then we warm up a little over the weekend with more clouds pouring into the area... before some storms roll our way next week. ................... and areas of texas will see snow showers when some tropical moisture mixes with really cold air set up across the western part of the state and into southern new mexico. ........... the southeast will have a wet and sloppy first day of the new year. here are the flood watches and warnings still posted along the mississippi and missouri rivers. ................ we've got a lot of sunshine coming our way for the first day of 2016. we're lucky compared to so many areas. highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. we'll check the 7-day that has a lot of clouds and chances for rain in it - that's coming up next./// >
((michelle mortensen)) > as many of us make a new year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape, a school program in los angeles is helping students make physical fitness a life-long goal. chris martinez show us how. these are just the warm ups. at this los angeles high school. physical education class has a whole new look. you can do it!... the innovative program called sound body-sound mind. provides underserved schools in l-a with state of the art fitness equipment. along with lesson plans designed to boost student's confidence and make fitness fun. ((percival de la cruz/physical education instructor what it's actually doing is setting them up to be active for a whole life. for their whole lives. experts say that's badly needed in los angeles - where more than 40 percent of young people under 18. are either obese or overweight. ((dr. anastasia sideris/ professor of
should be able to enjoy physical activity and exercise. ucla professor anastasia sideris says the program's biggest impact is seen on how well students perform on california's standardized physical fitness test. among those that took part in sound body-sound mind - the percentage of students who passed the test tripled. freshman leslie marticorana says she feels the benefits both in and out of school. ((leslie marticorana/ freshman it keeps me healthy and so the fact that i'm healthy, it helps, like, my brain just work better. the program is in nearly 100 middle and high schools in los angeles - and could be expanded to even more. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. ((michelle mortensen)) > now let's get a check on the roads. here's a look at the whole valley. ((ad lib about it)) < demetria obilor > ((patrick walker)) > a stranger.. comes to a woman's aid.. when she doesn't know what to do. ((amy kornoelje/helped stranger)
a little bit, just really pay attention to what's going on around us, then this place would be a whole lot better )) ((michelle mortensen)) the act of kindness.. one good samaritan made.. when single mother.. felt stranded and hopeless./// the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits,
and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.
rapids, michigan gave one single mom a very happy new year. ((michelle mortensen)) it all started at a saab repair dealership ... with a stranger who felt that she just needed to help. ken kolker has the story (nats "so this is a saab story?") (centhia fleming/needed car repair) "yeah, this is a saab story, with a happy ending. (laughter)" centhia fleming's 2009 saab, with 109,000 miles, wasn't safe to drive -- something to do with the steering. other mechanics couldn't pin it down -- so she drove it from her home in battle creek to fox saab
(voice of centhia fleming/needed car repair) quick "they said it was a transfer case." and they gave her a price. (centhia fleming/needed car repair) "oh, my the original estimate was about $800." she had recently lost one of her jobs as a visiting social worker and had spent everything on christmas for her two young children. (centhia fleming/needed car repair) "i just started praying. i said lord i really don't have the money for this. i don't know where it's going to come from. but i know you'll make a way, you'll take care of it, no matter what it is." amy kornoelje was there to get her son's headlight fixed -- a $70 bill. (amy kornoelje/paid for stranger's car repair) "i was reading a book at the time and i felt like, something saying, you need to help this person. you need to help this person. you've been here before." then, she overheard this mom she didn't know making calls to borrow the money -- and it moved her. (amy kornoelje/paid for stranger's car repair) "i said i don't know her story, i don't know what it is, but we're all here on this earth, and i feel like i need to help her out." the dealership cut the bill, almost in half, and amy took care of the rest - $430. fleming couldn't believe it when the service guy told her and when he pointed out her angel. (centhia fleming/needed car
of joy of course, but i cried like a little baby. (laughter)" (amy kornoelje/paid for stranger's car repair) "i feel like if we all did that a little bit, just really pay attention to what's going on around us, then this place would be a whole lot better and we can make a difference." ((patrick walker)) that was ken kolker reporting. > now let's send things over to sherry swensk ((michelle mortensen)) sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < temps near freezing across the valley right now... with a lot of areas dipping into those colder 20s. hopefully you have the plants covered and pipes wrapped. and we'll keep highs below normal again today. ......... then we warm up a little over over the weekend with more clouds pouring into the area...
next week. ................... it will stay cold up in the higher elevations... and bumpy out at the lake and along the river for the first half of the day. ................ our 7 day forecast has chances for rain all next week and good chances on several days with temps back up right about normal mid 50s. these systems will have milder air, so we don't have to worry about freezing temps at night./// > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((patrick walker)) > now let's get a check on the roads. here's a look at the whole valley. ((ad lib about it)) < demetria obilor > ((michelle mortensen)) > an idaho family got quite the shock... when they woke up..
check out this picture from the idaho department of fish and game. this cow elk.. fell in a window well.. broke the window.. and landed in a basement room. it took more than two hours for police and wildlife officers to get the elk out of the house. authorities say higher snow levels are forcing the animals to move into more populated areas./// ((patrick walker)) > never a dull moment around this illusionist... ((michelle mortensen)) coming up at 6:00... mat franco's shows sherry some of his amazing tricks from his residency... that had us flabbergasted! ((patrick walker)) > plus... signing up for free money for college... tips on how to help college