tv 8 News Now at 6 AM CBS January 4, 2016 6:00am-7:00am PST
jeopardy. they've already served their time. )) kirsten joyce > an armed militia... takes over federal buildings in oregon... the role one of nevada's rancher family's is playing.. in the protest. brian loftus > plus... faraday future.. is revealing more about the direction of the electric car company.. the announcement the start-up is making tonight at ces. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about new year's resolutions > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. it's a big day... for three families whose lives forever changed during the strip ((kirsten joyce)) ammar harris is slated to be officially sentenced for the people. he's scheduled to appear before
november.. his defense will have 30- days to appeal the death sentence... which they say they plan to do../// ((brian loftus)) > the f-b-i is now monitoring a standoff at a oregon... involving nevada's infamous bundy family. the armed militia is protesting a decision by a federal judge to re-sentence 73 year old dwight hammond and his 46- year-old son steven. they're expected to turn themselves in sometime today. the men claimed they set the fires to protect their property from wildfires. the ranchers were convicted of arson 3 years ago and served time, but a judge ruled their sentences weren't long enough... and the hammond's are frustrated about it: ((dwight hammond: its not about me. its about america. and, somehow weve got to get the wheels back on this wagon because they are flying off. )) ammon bundy....the son of nevada rancher cliven bundy is among the dozens of people now occupying several buildings on the federal property. the bundy family says the ultimate goal of the protest... is to turn the land over to
use it free of federal oversight. ((ammon bundy/rancher: when govt steps outside of hits bounds that the people have given it, it is the duty of the people to put that govt back in its place. )) ((brian loftus)) the protesters say they plan on staying at the refuge indefinitely. in all of this...the hammonds say the bundy's do not speak for them./// ((brian loftus)) > the bundy family made national headlines in the spring of 2014 .. in the cattle battle. the blm attempted to round up bundy's cattle... saying the animals were illegally grazing on public lands for some 20- years and that bundy refused to pay 1- million dollars in fees. the b-l-m eventually backed down after the confrontation led to a standoff with armed bundy supporters. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > today.. senator harry reid will release more details about the "first in the west" caucus dinner. democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton... bernie sanders and martin o'malley will join reid for the
event at the m- g-m grand on wednesday. the event comes in preparation on february 20th. nevada will be the first western state and the third state in the country to make its voice heard in the 2016 democratic presidential primary. /// ((brian loftus)) > ces doesn't start until wednesday... but already.. big things are happening at the electronics convention. the startup electric car company, faraday future their concept tonight... they're being pretty tight- lipped about the details.. but say it's inspired by their design and engineering vision. the state just held a special session... offering faraday 215- million dollars in tax credits and publicly finance 120- million dollars in infrastructure. faraday is building a 1- billion dollar factory in north las vegas./// sherry how's the weather today?
now we're on the lookout for rain and mountain snow this ............ highs will stay mild - in the normal mid 50s. ................... as we get back to work and back to school - grab the umbrellas and rain jackets. and the snow should be piling up in the mountains this week! we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up! back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police
the first traffic death in their jurisdiction this year. investigators say a 56- year- old woman was jay walking last night.. when she was hit on durango... south of sahara. officers say the woman was struck by a jeep wrangler and was pronounced dead on scene. the driver cooperated cooperated with police. metro however is frustrated.. because we're only a few days into the new year, and already a (( sgt. richard strader/metro fatal detail: "here we are again, it's january 3rd, last year we didn't have our first fatal metro detail until january 5th.. so we are starting out sooner than we did last year, and we are starting out with an autopedestrian collision.")) ((kirsten joyce)) investigators say they do not believe speed was a factor in this deadly crash./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on the southbound 95 ramp to southbound i-15 in the spaghetti bowl.
freeways... it happened on eastbound 215 at saint rose parkway. accident in the southwest. metro is reporting that it canyon. leave early as you head out. < > back to you! brian loftus > if you're one of those people looking to get healthy in the new year you're not alone. kirsten joyce according to a recent survey about 41- percent of american's are making that their goal for the near year. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens spoke to a personal trainer... and joins us live from life time athletic in henderson.
kirsten... it's still early. but the people here at life time athletic expect this place to be packed today... with those looking to start off the new year right. as you mentioned... a recent survey from c- b-s news finds 41-percent of american's are making new year's resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. meanwhile, another 40- percent say their goal is to lose weight. here's the problem... research shows 36-percent of people will break their new year's resolutions by the end of january... and that number jumps to 56-percent by july. so, what's the key to sticking to any new year's fitness resolutions? the trainers here at life time fitness say start with a small goal in mind: ((richard johnson // training
it seems that these people have these grandios goals -- they want to lose 100 pounds, they want to lose 50 pounds or whatever it is we try to break it down so it's more obtainable for them. )) ((michael stevens)) trainers here at life time say when people start with too large of a goal and don't achieve it fast enough... motivation goes down. they say the best way to keep your new year's resolutions from slipping is to create a habit. meaning... start with a small goal and make going to the gym a habit. they say the best thing to do is start by going to the gym or working out at home 3 to 4 times a week... making it apart of your routine so it's easier to follow. brian loftus michael... what about personal trainers... ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... if it fits in your budget -- it helps because someone is their to hold you accountable. if you can't find the cash... there's a lot of apps out there as well that can help achieve
interesting way... to get rid of their christmas trees. a lot of people are taking trees to the company goats on the go. they just drop the old decoration off at the farm... and the animals devour it. once the christmas tree is stripped of leftover decorations.. like tinsel and ornaments... 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 help the goats deal with internal parasites that they're susceptible to." )) ((sherry swensk)) during the summer months... the goats are hired as an eco- friendly way to clear-out overgrown fields around town. /// ((sherry swensk)) > while we don't know of a goat farm around town to drop off your christmas tree... you can recycle it! u-n-l-v and other community partners teamed up for the free program that
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 las vegas now dot com and click on links we mentioned./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk we had a cloudy weekend... but
but temps were in the mild mid 50s so it felt pretty good, just didn't look all that pretty. ........... now we're on the lookout for rain and mountain snow this week... starting today. ............ highs will stay mild - in the normal mid 50s. ................... as we get back to work and back to school - grab the umbrellas and rain jackets. and the snow should be piling up in the mountains this week! we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up!
it's considered the worst maritime disaster is nearly half-a- century. the n-t-s-b hopes to find the ship's "black box," which would contain more information on the fatal incident./// ((brian loftus)) > tesla motors says it delivered thousands of electric cars to dealers across the country in 2015. it says nearly 51- thousand finished vehicles were produced last year... which is on the low end of the projection made by ceo elon musk. company execs say even more electric cars will be manufactured this year. tesla is on track to start making more than two- hundred model x suvs each week. the company is currently building a battery factory in reno... which is expected to open sometime this year. it's projected to create thousands of jobs./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no delays through the rainbow curve. we've got cones on the strip at harmon and by planet hollywood and paris. moving over to henderson now, just a heads-up about racetrack
this month, henderson plans to start improving racetrack road between boulder highway and burkholder boulevard. travel lanes will be widened and bike lanes added. work scheduled to finish up in december. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > you better hope you've got some of that las vegas luck on your side... powerball jackpot! ((brian loftus)) you're odds at winning the 400- million dollar prize... as the chosen numbers are drawn ((kirsten joyce)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. page.
winner could start the year off with a pretty big jackpot. right now.. the powerball prize is estimated at a cool 400- million! the next chance to win is wednesday.. so, if you want to hit the jackpot... gas up the car and head to state lines.. because you can't buy powerball or lottery tickets in nevada. the chances of winning the big prize is about 1 in 300- million./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor > this month, ndot will spend $1.2 million to brighten up a 35-mile stretch of i-15 between jean, nevada and the spaghetti bowl interchange. contractors will replace 550 high-pressure sodium fixtures with led lamps. ndot says, "switching light fixtures will result in better, more efficient energy usage and
new fixtures also produce brighter and clearer lighting for improved motorist visibility." construction is scheduled at night, which will help minimize rush hour delays. work should be finished by the spring. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > some of the world's most brilliant teckies were in the valley this weekend for some serious competition. at&t's largest mobile hackathon went on at the palm's. it hosted hundreds of developers, designers and entrepreneurs interested in working with the latest technology, tools and services. participants had two days to build and code an app, while competing for their share of 100-thousand dollars in cash and prizes. ((travis depuy/participant "att has brought out alot of big names here samsung some of the big names in the industry and all are giving away alot of money and prizes to try and get people amped to try and build
((brian loftus)) the top three teams will be selected to participate in the live pitch session tomorrow during the at&t developer summit. last year, an app that prevents people from falling asleep prize./// ((kirsten joyce)) > "star wars: the force awakens" continues to dominate at the box office. this weekend.. with a little more than 88- million bucks. the sci-fy flick has already earned a little more than 740- million dollars since its release. "daddy's home" came in second place with 29- million.. and "the hateful eight" rounded out the top three with about 16- million.///
> the trial begins for a las vegas pastor featured on america's most wanted... how long he could go to prison... accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation. kirsten joyce > plus... folks in southern nevada... could see their solar energy bill going up... this week's big meeting.. that could impact your finances. ((sherry swensk)) > and.. the first week in 2016 is shaping up to be a wet one! the rain and snow headed to southern nevada as we head back to work and back to school.///
this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. after years of delays... the trial against a former las vegas pastor accused of sexually assaulting girls in his congregation.. is set to begin. ((brian loftus)) 59-year-old otis holland went on the lam... and was arrest in mexico back in 2012.. which was even featured on "america's most wanted." he has pleaded not guilty to 17 felony charges... including child sexual assault.. lewdness and bribing a witness. he could face life in prison with or without the possibility of parole if he's convicted of the sexual assault charges. officials say jury selection could take days.. because of the case's high profile./// ((kirsten joyce)) > we now know the names of the metro officers who shot and killed a man holding a cell phone...which they thought was a gun. the department identified them as sergeant robert bohanon and
sergeant bohannon has worked with metro for nearly 19 years... and officer walford has been with the department since 2014. 23-year-old keith childress was killed on new years eve. a vigil was held for him this weekend.. and his mother says she plans to push for answers: ((danielle steagall/mother: 'just trying to figure it out figure it out. it's still unbelivable to me. i don't beleive it." )) ((kirsten joyce)) childress was wanted for several violent felonies in arizona. he was convicted for aggravated assault, burgarly and armed robbery./// ((brian loftus)) > nevada energy regulators are meeting this week to decide whether to delay a rate hike for solar power customers. on thursday.. the public utilities commission will discuss the rates that were set to take effect on january first. folks in southern nevada could see about base service charge increase of about 5 dollars per month. the new rates also reduce the amount the utility pays to buy power back from rooftop solar panels. opponents say there wasn't enough warning about the scope
((brian loftus)) > and a service from google aiaid to help judge the cost and benefits of solar energy is now in las vegas. "project sunroof" combines the eye-in-the-sky images behind google earth.... with calculations on how much shade covers a rooftop, data on local weather patterns and industry pricing. we typed in the address to channel 8... and the site says we get more than 2-thousand hours of usable sunlight per year. google invested more than 1- billion dollars into solar energy... including 300 million into a fund that finances residential rooftop installations. /// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
cloudy weekend... but temps were in the mild mid 50s so it felt pretty good, just didn't look all that pretty. ........... now we're on the lookout for rain and mountain snow this week... starting today. ............ highs will stay mild - in the normal mid 50s. ................... as we get back to work and back to school - grab the umbrellas and rain jackets.
shooting on december 2nd. however, the conference center where the actual shooting occurred will remain closed.. no word on what will happen to the room. security has been increased.. and grief counselors will be available to employees. a memorial service for the 14 victims is scheduled for today.. california's governor is scheduled to attend./// ((brian loftus)) > president obama begins a major push today -- to tackle gun violence during his final year in office. the president meets with attorney general loretta lynch later today... to review the steps he can take without congress. and on his schedule later this week - he'll unveil executive actions to strengthen background checks required for gun purchases./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on southbound 95 to southbound i-15 in the spaghetti bowl. police activity on eastbound convention center and las vegas boulevard. expect to see metro out here helping traffic flow during ces. accident in the south part of town at amigo and robindale,
this crash happened near a construction zone. expec to see crews out through march on robindale between bermuda and gilespie. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > you would think an nfl quarterback would be getting ready to suit up the night before a game.. ((brian loftus)) but not johnny manziel... what the brown's player was reportedly doing this weekend on the strip. plus: ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about new year's
year... traditional gym... you have some options. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from life time athletic this morning. michael, what did you find? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the people here a life time today... with people looking to start off the new year's right. but if this setting isn't for you... there's another option we found here right in town. it's called e- shape fitness. and it's a personal training
the thing that makes this studio different is the technology they use. it's called electrical muscle stimulation. here's how it works... you strap on a vest that's outfitted with a bunch of sensors. as you work out -- all the major muscles will be contracted at the same time through electrical impulses... making the workout time- efficient: ((martin mugratsch // personal trainer, e-shape: this is the future of personal training because it saves you a lot of time. you only have to workout 20 minutes that's it so there's no excuse anymore -- i don't have time to workout and people don't have time anymore today... because they have to work a lot they want to spend their free time with their family so they don't have the time to spend one or two hours in the gym anymore. so that's the perfect solution for it. ))
but it does come with a price tag. the people here say it will cost you about 45 to 65 dollars per session. brian, kirsten? kirsten joyce > michael, how many times a week can you use this type of technology. ((michael stevens)) the people at e-shape say... you can only use it twice per week. they say your body needs at least 48-to-72 hours to fully recover due to the high intensity.
sherry swensk i think we'll get a workout opening and closing the umbrella this week! we could see a half-inch or more of rain as the week goes on and storms roll through the west. ........... now we're on the lookout for rain and mountain snow this week... starting today. ............ highs will stay mild - in the normal mid 50s. ................... as we get back to work and back to school - grab the umbrellas and rain jackets. kids you may not get all of your recess time this week if it's raining outside...
.................. and the snow should be piling up in the mountains this week! there is a winter storm watch that begins tomorrow morning and lasts into wednesday morning as snow levels drop to near 5000 feet. .................... snow could add up to more than a foot above 9000 feet and that means skiing and snowboarding heaven so check out our ski report on las vegas now dot com. demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor delays to i-15 along the
there. leave early to get to work on time. ndot out helping a motorist on i-15 and lake mead. slow down as you pass this scene. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > r and b > r and b singer chris brown found himself in trouble in las vegas, again... ((kirsten joyce)) the charges he could face... after an alleged incident at the palms over the weekend. plus... (( charlie ahead on cbs this morning..we're in oregon, where an armed group took over a federal building and is vowing an indefinite standoff. we'll talk with one of the leaders of that group. and - 60 minutes gets a first look at the el faro shipwreck. the major developments on the investigation into the disaster. the news is back in the morning.
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and most recently for this domestic dispute.. after word got out that he was on the strip.. manziel posted a selfie with his dog on instagram with the hashtag "saturday nights." he was not allowed to play on sunday due to a concussion... and was not required to attend./// ((demetria obilor)) > also in the world of football... buffalo bills kicker dan carpenter couldn't manage to hit the field goal... but he did manage to hit his face! carpenter was angry about the missed kick and threw his helmet down.... and surprise! it bounced back up and hit him in the face./// ((demetria obilor)) > now to basketball.. this lifelong lakers fan is now 96- thousand dollars richer.. after shooting nothin' but net. he made the half court shot which was sponsored by the mgm grand.. at the suns- lakers game. he said he plans to use part of the money to see kobe bryant's final game at staples center this season.///
as a series of storms will roll into the west and bring a chance for rain just about every day. ............... temps are in the mid 40s for most neighborhoods. .. and highs will make it to near normal mid 50s with barely a few breaks of sun. ....................... some light rain showers have passed over areas of southern nevada... but the better chance for rain will be in southern california and into arizona with this first storm. ................. a chance of rain all week and mountain snow. some neighborhoods could see a half-inch of rain and we could measure more than a foot of snow in the higher elevations. ................ back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > two people
in connection with a deadly shooting outside a 24- hour fitness. 27-year-old kyle staats and 19-year-old megan hippie face several charges including first degree murder and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. the two are accused of killing 42-year- old neil brian gandler... the victim is from california. police say he was found shot to death in his vehicle last week.. in the gym parking lot on rainbow near alta./// ((brian loftus)) > r- and- b singer chris brown found out that what happens in vegas.. doesn't stay in vegas. metro police say he hit a woman and took her cell phone this weekend.. when she tried to take a photo of him at th palms. police say brown left the hotel before they could speak with him. investigators say he's listed as the suspect for misdemeanor theft and battery. brown's publicist says the woman's claims are not true./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor here's what the beltway looks like in henderson. this is 215 at valle verde. i-15 and sahara is on your screen now.
northbound side. debris reported in the area. crash on amigo street and robindale. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > a new set of parents in san diego think their twins will argue about something for years to come... ((kirsten joyce)) the reason they say the kids will need to have two separate birthday parties.///
the first day of trading in 2016 and right now, the dow is down 345 points. investors were hoping for a better year... the dow and s and p had their first negative year in 2015 since the financial crisis -- in part because of falling oil prices. the nasdaq managed to finish the year in positive territory./// ((kirsten joyce)) > this morning.. a southwest flight attendent is going viral.. after a mom posted on the airlines facebook page. she sent a picture of the attendent.. and a thank you. the woman was flying with her husband and 9 month old son... and she said the attendent anisse went above and beyond to smoothly. at one point she even picked up the little boy and walked him up and down the aisle.. so the couple could enjoy their lunch. the post went viral... and it got back to anisse who posted in the comments, to make me cry. lol. made my day!"/// ((brian loftus)) > this set of twins were born just minutes apart..... but their birthday's are now in two different years! this san diego couple welcomed
new year's eve... at 12:02 am.... on new year's day. the last baby of 2015.... and the first of 2016. their dad thinks it's something the babies will always tease each other about: ((luis valencia / father: later on in the year's, they'll have little confrontations and be like " my birthday came first" so there will be 2 birthday parties back to back. )) healthy... mom is also doing just fine./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///