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tonight, police are searching for the suspect. ((paula francis)) vanessa murphy is live near centennial and lamb. ((vanessa murphy)) i talked with a loved one earlier who said the victim leaves behind a wife and children. police told us a couple of children were at the home in this gated community where the deadly shooting took place. (( )) ((deborah dillard: it's really a shame on new year's day.)) ((vanessa murphy)) deborah dillard came home from work and found this crime scene in this north las vegas gated community where she lives. police say a 44 year old man was shot dead in his home after an argument with another man... that suspect then took off. ((deborah: i know that we always say that things like this can never happen but it happens all the time and it happens everywhere. i'm just like really sorry for the family.)) ((vanessa murphy)) according to police, family members, including a couple of children were at the home when the deadly shooting took place on this new year's day. ((officer aaron patty/north las
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unfortunate especially being the first day of new years. we were happy it was fairly quiet last night but this is no way to start a new year.)) ((vanessa murphy)) detectives spent friday afternoon interviewing witnesses...peop le nearby who heard at least one gunshot here on smoky fog near centennial and lamb.... and relatives. ((deborah: it's sad for the children that was involved, especially if they've seen the shooting. it's really bad, cause i have grandchildren. i wouldn't want my grandchildren subjected to anything of that sort.)) ((vanessa murphy)) anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers. police have not released a suspect description. paula? ((paula francis)) vanessa, what was the relationship between the victim and suspect? ((vanessa murphy)) paula, police told us they working to figure that out - but again - it appears they knew each other./// ((paula francis)) > police are searching for a suspect... they say, shot a person at an apartment complex this evening. it happened near arville and desert inn around 7:20. according to metro... the victim is expected to survive.
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figure out what led up to the shooting. if you have any information... you're asked to call crimestoppers. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > a family is demanding answers... after officers shot and killed a man in west las vegas. metro police mistook a cell phone for a gun... yesterday afternoon near desert inn and cimarron... when they opened fire. they say the man was wanted for several violent felonies out of arizona... including attempted murder. we talked to the family of the suspect... keith childress. according to them... what police are saying... doesn't add up. (( nicolas mann, brother of keith childress, "everyone's here mourning and hurting and the things that have been said are not accurate at all and we want the truth, we want justice." )) ((dave courvoisier)) according to metro... their officers arrived to provide back up for u-s marshals who we're conducting surveillance on the suspect. investigators say he was hiding something in his right hand... and refused to obey commands. (( capt. matt mccarthy, lvmpd, "because the officers believed the suspect was wanted for attempt murder and this was a residential area and because
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firearm, they discharged their firearm upon the subject striking him several times." )) ((dave courvoisier)) according to metro... they we're told by marshals the man was wanted for attempted murder. our online public records search shows a keith childress of arizona was convicted of several crimes including aggravated assault, burglary and armed robbery but he failed to show up for the verdict. that's why and a warrant was issued for his arrest. we sent a records request to arizona city, county and state officials to confirm what we found online. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > it was a pretty quite new year's eve for metro. despite thousands and thousands of people hitting the strip and downtown to party... officers only made 8 arrests on the strip... including one for a possible felony. two others were arrested on fremont street. the clark county fire department responded to about 55 calls in the area for medical and alcohol-related issues, including a man who had a heart attack outside of harrah's. las vegas fire and rescue said they had 97 calls between the time the ball dropped and 7:30 this morning.
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((paula francis)) > heading up to the spring mountains is a great way to get a little taste of winter. but it's turning out to be a dangerous affair... for those using a popular sledding area. lee meadows hasn't seen fresh snow since christmas eve. with hundreds of people sledding there... the snow's become compacted and is turning it into ice... which can be very dangerous. (( erica hupp - spring mountains natural recreation area, "right now, since the snow is so packed there's tons of rocks out on the hill and tree stumps, and trees and so you really need to pay attention to where your kids are sledding and make sure it's a safe location." )) ((paula francis)) one sledder... a man in his 60's... slammed into a tree, knocking him unconscious. a medical crew loaded him on an ambulance and took him to the hospital. people leaving garbage behind create another big problem. authorities urge visitors to pick up their trash and broken sleds in order to keep the area nice. if not... citations for littering can cost close to 3-hundred dollars. /// ((paula francis)) > looks like we may be starting out the new year... with some wet weather.
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florendo has your forecast. < it's looking like more of wetter pattern to start of 2016 rather than cold. we did however hit soo very cold temps this morning which we'll talk about in second. but here's the weather headlines; ..................... ................ .... temps recovering to near normal finally by this weekend. in fact tomorrow will be slightly warmer than today. we have an unsettled weather week next week like we just mentioned as we are expecting several days of occasional rain. even some high elevation snow in the forecast for next week as well. .......................... ........... ......... by midnight we were almost near the freezing mark. and i knew we were going to get real cold. check out the morning temp at 27 degrees. that's the coldest low since december 10 2013. pahrump had a low of 23, henderson 21 and mount charleston 5 degrees only. back to you.)) > ((paula francis)) > today...
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he'll bypass lawmakers... to act on gun control. ((dave courvoisier)) c-b-s reporter chip reid breaks down what the president plans to do. < it was just after the mass shooting at an oregon community college in october that the president decided he had to take executive action on guns. he made the announcement today in his weekly address posted on the white house website. (obama) "i directed my team at the white house to look into any new actions i can take to help reduce gun violence. and on monday, i'll meet with our attorney general, loretta lynch, to discuss our options." sources tell cbs news those options include: -- expanding the definition of who is "in the business" of selling guns so that more gun sales trigger background checks, and -- requiring enhanced reporting and tracking of lost and stolen guns. today the president blamed the republican congress for giving him no choice but to take unilateral action. (obama) we know that we can't stop every act of violence. but what if we tried to stop even one? what if congress did something - anything - to
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violence? last month senate republicans blocked democratic proposals that would: -- prevent people on the terror watch list from buying guns, and -- require background checks for on- line gun purchases. (the nra did not respond to our request for a comment, but when the details of the presidents plans are announced, which could be as early as early as next week, the response from gun rights supporters is expected to be furious. chip reid, cbs news, hawaii.) > ((dave courvoisier)) > meanwhile some states are taking action on their own. in california a new gun control law took effect today allowing judges to order the seizure of guns from people deemed dangerous by their own family or by law enforcement. texas, though, is going in the other direction on gun control . the new law now allows those with a concealed weapons permit to carry their holstered weapons in plain view. in tarrant county which encompasses forth worth... an armed group of supporters handed out flyers letting people
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(( chris miller/ open carry tarrant county, "i'm sure there are some people who are still going to be uncomfortable with it. but we're all legal. that's the main thing. no one here is a criminal." )) ((dave courvoisier)) the law allows private businesses to ban the public display of guns, but they must post a sign. some other venues.. like courtrooms, schools, and bars... are off- limits as well. /// ((paula francis)) > the first day of the new year is a popular time to get married. ..and all that wedding bliss means big bucks for local wedding chapels. we stopped by the little church of the west ... to see how many couples were getting hitched. the chapel held a wedding about every half hour today. in 20-15... clark county issued more than 81- thousand marriage licenses. and today... the marriage license bureau handed out its 5-thousand-th gay marriage license: (( dumitru alexeev/issued 5,000th same sex marriage license, "i think it's the most fun place in the world to be in las vegas in the new year and have the wedding and get the license. i think that is the most what anyone can want on their wedding." )) ((paula francis)) the new year is often a popular time to get divorced . one divorce attorney told us her office sees a jump in phone
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end their marriage after the holidays: (( stacy rocheleau/right lawyers "it's a new start a new year new beginning and i guess what better way to start the new year than to unravel that relationship you needed to unravel." )) ((paula francis)) rocheleau also recommends that engaged couples consider a pre- nuptual agreement. that can make things easier just in case things don't work out in the relationship. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > some candidates are changing their strategies... as we enter the new year. ((paula francis)) the presidential hopeful who plans to start spending big bucks on his campaign. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > it's a shaky 2015 for nevada and california. the startling number of earthquakes our area saw last year. /// music
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first 2016... and that means we're now officially in an election year. as reporter mary moloney explains, some candidates are making it their resolution... to switch up their political strategies... to attract more voters. at the rose bowl parade friday -- skywriters weren't focused on football. instead set sights on republican presidential frontrunner -- donald trump. the message -- "america is great. trump is disgusting," trump -- known for his biting insults -- hasn't been shy on the trail or on twitter writing...
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and re- tweet to millions about @jebbush when he is so low in the polls?" because of his big $ hit ads on me!" those ads irritate trump (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate): "it bothers me when i see a guy spending, you know $60 million on ads against me, a lot of it, right?" trump vowing to start spending about $2 million a week to ensure victory. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate): "i'm going to start spending. i don't want to take any chances." for his part -- jeb bush canceled pricey ad buys -- moved staff to early voting states -- and insisted trump will fall. (jeb bush/(r) presidential candidate): "we're living in this reality tv kind of political environment where he fills the space by saying outrageous things. i think the -- the emotion of the here and now will subside." ben carson overhauled his staff -- losing three top aids. his team says the campaign is gaining energy. on the other side of the political aisle -- hillary clinton will bring her not-so-secret weapon -- president bill clinton -- on the campaign trail. but she may not change much in the new year. friday -- her campaign announced it raised $112 million dollars for the primaries-- since officially jumping into the race
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both republican and democratic candidates will hit the trail monday -- marking the new phase in the new year. i'm mary moloney reporting. ((paula francis)) > it's been a seismically active year in our area. scientists at u-n-r recorded more than 17- thousand- 500 earthquakes in nevada and eastern california. according to the nevada seismological laboratory, the area surrounding sheldon wildlife refuge in northwest nevada was the biggest source of the state's earthquakes. out of the thousands of quakes... there were only 19 that had a magnitude of 4- point-oh or larger. if you remember... last january... a 4- point-8 magnitude quake was felt in las vegas. the earthquake jostled the rubber seal in a joint on the spaghetti bowl, causing it to rip. // ((dave courvoisier)) > a cold evening, but not as windy as new years eve. ((paula francis)) tedd florendo has a look at weather. < started off cold this morning and not too much of an improvement this afternoon as we're still chilly today with clearer skies. winds have calmed down
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.................. ................... ........................ current temps right now in the high 40's across the region with colder temps up on mount charleston. mid 40's only this afternoon for the far northwest and west sections of the valley and milder over to the east andd& southeast sections of town. .... ........................... ...... .... regional temps in the mid 50's for mesquite down to laughlin. 50's for pahrump this afternoon after very cold temps overnight. cold already for tonopah all the way to pioche already below freezing. ...................... ............... ............. u.s. temps really are cold through many of the lower 48 state. with temps finally colder than us in new york. and even atlanta and dallas. still warm and nice down in miami. ......................... ............ .............. clear skies for now with some additional cloud cover coming in from the west, but we're tracking several storm this week that will march in one after the other, sort of like a parade of storms bring plenty of precip along with them. it's looking like we'll have a very unsettled week all next week.
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........... ............ first though let's talk about those cold morning temps at or below freezing again. probably not going to get as cold as this morning, but still some areas will be in the 20's by morning especially around the edges of town. ................. .................... ...... regional lows in the 20's again for pahrump to mesquite. chilly for death valley and milder for laughlin but still chilly. cold in the southern great basin. ......................... ............ ......... overnight low 31 and cold with more clouds expected. freezing overnight for many neighborhoods. tomorrow expect a high of 53 with both sun and clouds tomorrow and still a couple of digits below egnds stay light tomorrow ................................. ..............g tomorrow neighborhood by ighborhood in the mid 50's for e east part of the valley and oler for e west to northwest eas in the low 50's to high 40's near providence andntennial hills.................................. .............tendeforecast with moreclouds this weekend and milder temps. but we're also going to see a lot more clouds and rain showers for several days. best chances as of right now will be tuesday through thursday morning. snow in the mountains can be expected with this as well, but mainly high elevation snow which
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resort.)) > ((dave courvoisier)) > iconic r&b star natalie cole is dead at the age of 65. the grammy winner and daughter of the legendary nat king cole reportedly passed away in a los night. cole had a successful kidney transplant in 2009...her kidney troubles date back to 2008, when she was diagnosed with hepatitis c and had aggressive chemotherapy to fight the virus. cole attributed the illness to her struggles with cocaine and heroin. she had been sober for some time following stints in a
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her hits include "this will be," "unforgettable" and "inseparable." /// ((paula francis)) > the space-x falcon 9 rocket -- last seen plummeting toward earth before making a dramatic upright landing -- is ready to fly again. c-e-o elon musk said the rocket was undamaged during its launch and subsequent return to earth on december 21st. the falcon nine's flight was a remarkable technical breakthrough. once the rocket's second stage engines ignited, the booster stage engines detached. it then executed a series of fuel burns to position itself for a gentle, upright landing near cape canaveral in florida. landing rockets upright is crucial to cutting the cost of space travel, since the rockets can be reused. most rockets that have carried people or satellites to outer space over the past 58 years have been discarded after their launch, often burning up upon reentry. space-x has said it will carry out tests on the returned rocket to test its condition. ///
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is in for chris maathuis tonight --- ((dave courvoisier)) we've got fight weekend here in las vegas ((ron futrell)) ya --- the hits just keep coming with the ufc --- the welterweight championship and the return of a classic heavyweight this weekend with the ufc and the two worst teams in the nba meet tonight ---- but, the reason we're showing thee highlights is bigger than basketball --- sports is next. /// "from 8 news now, this is
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the flu virus. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms and ask about prescription tamiflu.
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an antiviral that helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu in liquid form 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. anti-flu? go antiviral
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for the ufc tomorrow night at the mgm grand --- ufc 195. robbie lawlor against carlos condit in the main event. on the undercard is former ufc heavyweight champ andre arlovski ---- glad to see him making the comback that he has made here --- andre likes to stick out his tongue after he weighs in and sometimes goes with the fangs --- not this time ---- he's melowing out a bit in his old age ---- robbie lawlor against carlos condit in the main event
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170 pounders --- this is a great matchup between two guys in their prime --- it sounds like the champ is ready. ((robbie lawler carlos is a heck of a fighter, he's a fierce fighter, but im here to stay, im the champ snd im going to showcase that im the best in the world, come on guys, lets do this )) ((ron futrell)) a lot of blowouts in the college football bowl season --- including the rose bowl --- down the road a ways in pasadena --- now you can't win a football game by yourself, but stanfords christian mcaffee comes as close as you can to singlehandedly taking down iowa.--- he was second in the heisman voting this year, but was number one in this one. opening play of the game --- 75 yard score --- christian mcaffree sets a rose bowl record with 368 all purpose yards. f mcaffrees dad was a pretty good player from the broncos not that long ago ---and his son
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receiving and punt returning --- check this one out. mcafree is just a sophmore at stanford --- 45-16 stanford blows out iowa in the christian mcaffre bowl. ohio state won the national championship last year, this year --- having to settle for the fiesta bowl and notre dame (not a bad settle) --- the buckeyes have this running back named ezekiel elliott --- he's a pretty good one --- 149 yards rushing today and 4 touchdowns -- a fiesta bowl record. 44-28 ohio state rolls over the fighting irish ---- this fan wins best dressed, or worst dressed depending on whether you like the buckeyes --- zeke elliott is headed to the nfl and he could be a great one to watch on sundays. ((ron futrell)) great matchup in the nba tonight ---- the worst team in the west meeting the worst team in the east --- so why show the highlights ---- well --- the lakers are one of the teams, plus, my new years resolution is to be kinder and gentler towards others --- help the little guy ---- the disadvantaged. so to staples center we go where
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strange black jerseys --- 'holywood nights' is what they call them --- chick hearn would've called them hideous. lakers go on a run late --- louis williams nails the three ---- 5 mins left and the lakers are running --- kobe sat this one out with a sholder injury --- and it's williams again. lakers roll over the sixers by 9 --- a lot of good, young players on this lakers team --- perhaps someday they'll get it going again. ((ron futrell)) a few years back ---- 1990 the first outdoor nhl game in the modern era took place at caesars palace ---- wayne gretzkys kings took on the new york rangers ---- the nhl found out right then and there that they could do these outdoor games and make em work the winter classic in new england today --- the patriots are in miami, so the house was avaialble. montreal canadiens at boston --- this is a good looking goal right here --- it happens quickly --- like everything in hockey --- montreals brendan gallagher bats the puck out of the air and into the net --- 3-0 canadiens take the lead --- and they go on to whip the bruins 5-1. btw --- they have been doing
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years now --- packers and vikings sunday night ---the packers have brought out their lucky llama for the game --- no --- they really did this, the mayor of green bay says there's a traditon if you see a llama on new years eve, that it will mean a year of good luck. looks like the flava flav llama right here carrying around that clock. it was a pretty cold night in green bay, so the mayor may not be thinking straight --- (that's not the mayor in the video --- ((dave courvoisier)) > they're hungry and they're ready to eat. ((paula francis)) how these goats are offering folks... an environmentall y friendly way to get rid of last year's christmas trees. /// news music
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have come up with an interesting way... to get rid of their christmas trees. a lot of people are taking trees to the company goats on the go . all people have to do is drop off their tree at the farm.. and watch the animals devour it. while goats are known to eat all types of strange foods... farmer aaron steele asks people to remove the tinsel and
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once a tree is stripped down... it's pretty healthy for the animals: (( aaron steele, farmer-goats on the go, "one it gives the goats some variety and two, christmas trees actually have tannins in them that hel@ the goats deal with internal parasites that they're susceptible to." )) ((paula francis)) during the summer months... the goats are hired as an eco- friendly way to clear-out overgrown fields around town. /// ((paula francis)) > if you still have your christmas tree... there's still time to recycle it. u-n-l-v and other community partners teamed up for the free program that runs through january 15th. there are more than 30 recycling locations around the valley. when you drop off your tree... it is turned into mulch used for our local parks. to find a location near you... head to lasvegasnow dot com and click on links we mentioned./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. wake up with 8 news now this morning ... and remember we're always on at las vegas now dot com, and on facebook, twitter and google plus. ((paula francis)) the late show with stephen colbert is next.
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