tv 8 News Now at 4 PM CBS January 5, 2016 4:00pm-5:00pm PST
............................... .............. first we begin with your doppler radar as we continue to see heavy to moderate rain coming down in souther california. they need the rain, but this can pose problems and mudslides for thos burned areas and of course flooding. it's providing snow in the higher elevations let's say above 6,000 feet or more. ............................... ............... now let's show our neighborhoods. pouring already in the pahrump. western sections of the viewing area getting the rain first of course, then more widespread rain through the evening. snow in the mountiains is what i'm told by the ski resort confirming that right now. and that will contiue as well. ............................... .................. we have 2 weather alerts in the forecast area. first a winter storm warning for the mountains until 4 a.m. as we expect a lot of snow up there. we also have winter weather advisories for central nye, and lincoln counties until 7am
............................... ............... so here's what to expect. rain through the evening. some heavier at times. slick roads so drive safe! please! we could see anywhere between .25 to .50 of rain possible by morning. that will equal to more snow in the mountains. snow level down to 5,500 feet but up at ski resort we're talking up to a foot possible. denise and paul? ((paul joncich)) > the rain is coming down just in time for the evening commute. ((denise valdez)) that means potential for accidents as people are trying to make their way home. patranya bhoolsuwan is live at the desert inn arterial with how the conditions are looking out there. as tedd was telling us, rain coming down across the valley
well right off desert inn near valley view. a live look at the commute people coming from spring mountain and the strip...taking it slower than normal which is the advice everyone should take tonight. metro even sending out a reminder to drivers in their latest tweet saying slow down give yourself extra following distance, keep your eyes on the road in this rainy weather. of course this is not ideal driving condition especially as a lot of people are hitting the road heading home from work. more potential for accidents as it gets darker ... we see plenty of fender benders in these conditions so definitely give yourself extra time to get home. also maybe a good time to make sure your windshield wipers are working properly, your tires are inflated your brakes are in tip top shape...you will need them all in these driving conditions.
((denise valdez)) you mentioned metro ...officers will make traffic safety a priority during their monthly community meetings tonight right? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) yes we we are talking about "first tuesday" where metro police hold community meetings at all of their area commands. the topic today at all subsstations will be traffic safety..with so many accidents last year, they do want to see 2016 be a safer one...and with the rainy weather...they say peole need to be extra careful. back to you. ((paul joncich)) > armed protesters continue to occupy an oregon wildlife refuge... despite law enforcement asking them to leave. the anti- government group is
father and son for setting fires on federal land. the group calls themselves "citizens for constitutional freedom" and are led by ammon bundy... son of nevada rancher cliven bundy. they're demanding an investigation into why ranchers dwight and steven hammond were ordered back to prison for setting fires on federal land... after they had already served prison time. the hammonds surrendered to authorities yesterday: (( david ward//sheriff of harney county oregon - "you said you were here to help the citizens of harney county, that help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation. the hammonds have turned themselves in, it's time for you to leave our community.")) ((paul joncich)) bundy said his group would be willing to leave if the community asked them to. county officials say there is a community meeting planned sometime this week../// ((denise valdez)) > the man and woman accused of shooting and killing a man outside a 24- hour fitness last week... made their first court appearance today. 19-year-old megan hippie and her boyfriend, 27-year-old kyle staats both face several charges..
of 42- year-old neil gandler. hippie reportedly admitted to police that she and staats were burglarizing vehicles on december 29th... when they came across gandler sleeping in his car. and that's when she says staats shot him. a preliminary hearing was set for january 20- th./// ((paul joncich)) > president obama announces new executive actions intended to curb gun violence across the country. craig boswell explains how some people are reacting... as the president's gun control initiatives bring an emotional and divisive debate front and center. > "everytme i think about those kids it get me mad." an emotional president obama says the sandy hook elementary massacre in 2012 and a string of other mass shootings since are the reasons why he's not waiting for congress to implement new gun control measures. (president obama) "the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage right now but they cannot hold america hostage (applause starts), we do not have to
of freedom." the cornerstone of the president's plan expands background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and the internet while requiring dealers to be licensed. he also called on congress to increase funding for mental health care - gun safety technology and hiring more background checkers and atf agents. (craig boswell/cbs news/the white house) getting money out of a republican- controlled congress may be tough...many of whom say the president is overreaching his executive power. (sen. marco rubio/(r-fl) presidential candidate) "what he is basically doing is issuing these things and is ignoring the legalities of it." barbara and andy parker who lost their daughter allison when she was gunned down on live television last august say they are encouraged but will fight for more.. (andy parker/father of gun victim) "the loopholes have been narrowed. they haven't been closed completely. we still have work to do but i like what i've seen" the nra dismissed the president's announcement as political rhetoric. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house./// ((paul joncich)) the latest cbs news poll shows 51 percent of americans believe gun laws should be more strict....but
((paul joncich)) > and as you can imagine this is a controversial and divisive topic... and people are weighing in on social media.. while some are thanking the president, others like jim finley don't think it will work to curb gun violence. he says: total misunderstandi ng of what causes gun violence in this country. criminals and gang activity should be the focus.every new law or executive order restricting gun purchases and acqusition simply effects law abiding citizens, criminals and the metally ill don't abide by the laws, duh!. you can jon the conversation, just go to our 8 news now facebook page to chime in./// ((paul joncich)) > metro police... trying to prevent traffic accidents. ((denise valdez)) how the department is hoping to spread the message of safety... just days into the new year. ((paul joncich)) and the powerball jackpot continues to rise... how much is up for grabs... ahead of tomorrow night's drawing.
saw a 31-percent increase in traffic deaths last year... compared to 2014. now the department is hoping to start the new year with a message of safety. as patranya mentioned a few minutes ago... tonight... all of the monthly "first tuesday" meetings will focus on traffic safety... and what the public can do to reduce the number of fatal crashes in 2016. topics of discussion will include pedestrian safety and distracted driving. last year... there were 125 deaths... that's up from 95 in 2014. meetings will be held at each area command... beginning at 7 p-m./// ((denise valdez)) > the race to the white house is making another pass through las vegas... as all three democratic presidential candidates are planning campaign stops in southern nevada this week. hillary clinton will be in town tomorrow for a grassroots event at the sun city anthem center in henderson. later tomorrow night, clinton will be at the m-g-m grand conference center for a democratic party "battle born" dinner.
culinary academy in what will be her seventh visit to nevada this election cycle./// ((denise valdez)) and former maryland governor martin o'malley will also attend the battle born dinner on wednesday. and on thursday.. he'll speak to the economic club of las vegas at caesars./// ((denise valdez)) and bernie sanders will be the third candidate in town for the "battle born- battleground" first in the west caucus dinner. he's also hosting an event beforehand at the tropicana featuring chad smith from the red hot chili peppers and the co-creator of the daily show. that event is free and open to the public./// ((denise valdez)) > icy conditions on the east coast. ((paul joncich)) how much colder the region could get... as the weather shifts from
the coast guard is on the ground in parts of illinois... where residents need boats to get to their front doors. certain areas have seen major flooding before... and the government has offered buyouts to anyone willing to move from the flood zones... but some say it's not that easy: ((richard johnson//lives in flood zone - they offered everybody a buyout but i didn't except it. i told my wife we can't afford to move, it takes money to leave.)) ((denise valdez)) parts of tennessee.. mississippi.. and louisiana are now on alert as the floodwaters push downstream./// ((denise valdez)) > new yorkers are seeing a dramatic shift in weather from the record 72 degrees seen over christmas. late last night... temperatures dropped below freezing... at one point reaching 12 degrees... with a wind chill of 3 degrees. much of the northeast is feeling the effects... as temperatures drop below normal for the first time in months. meteorologists expect the numbers to climb back into the 40's by tomorrow.///
the mountains and rain for the valley tonight. toss to weather < tedd florendo >check out the fog from earlier. fog in the desert that rarely happens out here where we get little rainfall. but air saturated enough where we could get another fog event overnight. ............................... ........ right now lwo 50's with widespread rain. light winds so far and we're cooler than yesterday. certainly the dewpoints are up and the humidity is too with the rain around. ............................... ............ currently outside before we get to the radar we're looking at the low 50's right now with some neigbhorhoods in the high 40's at this hour.
snow to develop and that should continue overnight. milder over to the west side. not getting too cold tonight with all these clouds around. ............................... ............... regional temps also staying cool. but cold up in the southern great basin. cool temps elsewhere from death valley over to the mesquite and down to laughlin where we're also cool but staying warmer than last week. ............................... ................ satellite and radar. we put in the satellite to show you just how thick the clouds around around the west coast. california and our state completely innundated with clouds right now. snow in the sierres where they could get up to 2 feet of new snow. ............................... .................. our area seeing widepsread rain. there is no spot in the valley that is not getting rain right now. the yellow cores indicated where the rain is more concentrated at this hour. and of course where we have
the moutnains is where we're seeing snow heavy at times. even laughilin getting reain and mesquite soon enough. ............................... .................... here are our rain tally's so far. with .24 of ani ninche in the northwest neighborhoods up near loan mountain and centennial hills. over a .1-0 in summerl and almost a 10 along the 215 west beltway along russel and lakes. .04 in greenvalley and near blue diamond. ............................... ........................ futurecast shows rain this evening. then tomorrow morning it clear and midday we have what we call a lull. a break in the action, but shower chances return again tomorrow afternoon and evening in more of the scattered variety. more snow in the mountains. thursday some chances but more south. and same goes for friday. ............................... ...................... so here's the forecast 42 overnight with clouds and rain. winds between 5 to 15 with a slight breeze. 55 tomorrow with more shower chances later in the day not
breezy winds tomorrow up to 20 mph. ............................... ................... more snow in the moutnains. winter weather advisory for tomorrow at 4pm. snow level down to 5,000' ............................... .................. extended forecast shows showers tomorrow with some showers thursday. slight chance on friday then drier weekend with both sun and clouds. next week cooler, drier. but our morning temps will again be in the mid 30s' and chilly
the airport could get rough, if you take this route. construction starts this week on a busy stretch. demetria obilor explains what's going in "what's driving you crazy". (( )) demetria obilor: get ready for cones to take over your route to mccarran. if you live west of the strip and use tropicana to get to the airport, things are going to start looking a little different. starting today, the clark county water reclamation district will start sewer work on tropicana between koval lane and duke ellington way. this short stretch is right by mgm self- parking. crews will shut down the
eastbound and westbound on tropicana through the entire project. during work hours, an extra eastbound lane will shut down. expect brief, left-turn restrictions onto duke ellington from westbound tropicana. work hours are 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., monday through friday. this project is scheduled through march. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((paul joncich)) > bad bews for solar city... ((denise valdez)) how employees are feeling... after getting caught off gaurd by recent lay offs.
((denise valdez)) today the rooftop solar company announced job cuts after the p-u-c's decision to close their facility. all day solar city installers have been busy dismantling their las vegas training center that opened last month. we talked to one employee who says they we're blinsided by the decision. (( edgar aguilar "literally at night it was i don't remember what night it was but they sent an email out said we have a meeting n the morning everybody' like ok came to the meeting in the morning and everybody's done")) ((denise valdez)) > solarcity says the p-u-c effectively shut them down with the plan to raise rates over a five-year period. governor sandoval has previously slammed solar city... calling the actions a bullying tactic in an attempt to influence the decision./// ((paul joncich)) > meanwhile, electric rates for nv energy customers decreased... at the start of the year. the overall decrease is just
costs associated with fuel production and the company's generating stations../// ((paul joncich)) > we're just a few weeks away from super bowl sunday... and 8 news now is getting in on the excitement by giving away 25 hundred dollars. ((denise valdez)) to enter all you have to do is go to our website at las vegas now and click on the contest link. you can also sign up on our facebook page. the winner will be announced on our newscast following the super bowl./// ((denise valdez)) > homes and apartments are going up in henderson. ((paul joncich)) up next... we'll take a look at the projects in the works... as the housing market rebounds
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4" ((denise valdez)) > good news as the valley continues to recover from the housing market crash... residential construction numbers continue to climb. ((paul joncich)) the number of permits for single-family homes is up valley-wide. and cities are starting to see the ripple effect of that. patrick walker is live near warm springs and gibson... where henderson is seeing a pretty modest housing boom. patrick? ((patrick walker)) economists say the valley has been one of the last areas to recover from the recession. there are dozens of homes going up in this neighborhood... and there are several more areas
building permits for single family homes are up 34 percent compared with 2014... to nearly 1700 homes. the city says it's part of a steady increase in growth over the past few years. but it's not just homes... apartments are going up as well. we found a 9- acre complex going up near sunset and green valley. we're told tractors have been there for a few weeks prepping the site. building officials say larger luxury homes were the first new construction because the people building them were less effected by the recession. now... officials say... consumer confidence is up... along with building permits. and while it's nothing compared to what we saw during the boom years in the mid 2000's... henderson community development officials are still happy with the growth. ((michael tassi/henderson asst. community development dir.: "it's leveled off, it's not, you know, the numbers that we had
were pretty crazy, now we're seeing a steady increase.")) ((patrick walker)) henderson assistant community development director michael tassi says with the new development comes new infrastructure as well. part of that comes from property taxes on new homes... and part of that comes from the developers themselves as conditions for building these subdivisions. ((patrick walker)) that means things like new streets and new parks come along with the new homes. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) what's the outlook looking like for 2016? ((patrick walker)) well we spoke with a few builiding officials today... and there is cautious optimism that the trend will continue upward. but the big thing we learned... nobody is seeing any major red flags... which is a good sign. /// ((denise valdez)) > did you see this? faraday future gave the world a first look at it's
meet the "f-f zero one" -- dubbed "an extreme tablet on wheels". f-f leaders say the car has flexible battery lines... features two or four wheel drive... internet connectivity... and autonomous driving. no word on a price tag just yet. we spoke to the mayor of north las vegas.. who says he is beyond excited about the company coming to his city: (( nlv mayor, john lee: the "what happens in vegas' is still a great moniker but "what's built in north las vegas goes throughout the world." i'm very excited about that. i think we put ourselves on the map, not only as an entertainment capital of the world, but as the new future it area of the nation and i'm excited )) ((denise valdez)) f-f plans to break ground on their north las vegas factory in a few weeks. they've committed to investing over a billion dollars... and will bring thousands of jobs to southern nevada./// ((paul joncich)) > faraday future is just one of the companies that has governor brian sandoval excited for the future. he delivered opening remarks
public policy workshop at the golden nugget this afternoon... hosted by the nevada department of transportation. the event brought together more than 100 transportation officials and auto manufacturers.. sandoval says having both faraday future and telsa in nevada will transform the state into a major hub for the next generation of electric and autonomous cars: (( gov. brian sandoval//(r)-nv - we have a state that's 86% federal land but there's a lot of wide open places so that's a great opportunity for these companies to test. we also have the four seasons and they can test in a lot of different environments. )) ((paul joncich)) tesla motors broke ground on its 5-point-5 million-square- foot battery factory last year near reno. production is expected to begin in 2017./// ((denise valdez)) > the mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case -- has agreed to be sent from california to texas to face a charge. tonya couch appeared tuesday for an extradition hearing in los
on charges of hindering the apprehension of a felon. couch and her 18-year-old son ethan were arrested last week in mexico. where authorities believe the pair fled in november as texas prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation in a car crash that killed four people. attorneys for couch say she violated no laws./// ((denise valdez)) > as the events between couch and his mother continue to unfold... the families affected by the drunk driving crash... are still hoping for justice. kevin mcconnell and his son lost a close family friend in the wreck he says he couldn't believe the news when he heard couch and his mom were arrested in mexico. ((kevin mcconnell/best friend was killed in crash - "i couldn't believe after all the bad decisions tonya couch has made for her son, she would continue to make them.)) ((denise valdez)) mcconnell allowed his son to be present during couch's sentencing in 2013... hoping to show lucas actions have consequences. but he says he did not learn that lesson in the courtroom./// ((paul joncich)) > north carolina lawmakers are raising awareness for the millions of
stalking every year: (( noor sandhu/stalking victim - cybe stalking, physical stalking. it can happen through putting viruses on someone's computer, you do not have to be on social media to be cyber-stalked.)) ((paul joncich)) noor sandhu first became a victim of stalking at age 14... and is calling for change in the way cases like hers are handled. today... north carolina governor pat mccrory signed a proclamation declaring january.. stalking awareness month. but that's just the start... mccrory says he is looking at ways to increase penalties for those caught stalking./// ((denise valdez)) > there's still time to head to stateline for your shot at a nearly 450- million dollar jackpot. the next powerball drawing is tomorrow night... and lottery officials say the jackpot is rising with a surge in ticket sales. the jackpot's cash value is currently 275- point-4 million dollars. making it the fourth largest
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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 with tamiflu. now at 4 with denise valdez and paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > with an increased focus on monitoring and preventing concussions in youth sports, some health professionals are pushing for a federal mandate for sports injury reporting standards. ((denise valdez)) every state has laws on when to report sports injuries... but as mark albert reports.. a team of doctors and industry
are protected nationwide. > (charlie wund/injurefree) "absolutely i've had a number of concussions --- that i can remember. q (mark albert): did you get the treatment you needed? a (charlie wund): no." that's why charlie wund, a former ncaa football player and youth coach, wanted to do something for the next generation of athletes. "i can add as many symptoms as i need to." wund has helped develop a web- based system called injurefree which reports concussion symptoms the moment they happen on the field. it's then sent electronically to a medical professional for follow-up. (charlie wund/injurefree) "we're able to create a standard level of care for all children." it's part of a half-million dollar concussion prevention program being rolled out in the nation's capitol - not only to increase reporting, but provide awareness training to students, parents, and coaches. (mark albert/cbs news/washington) "since 2009, every state has passed a concussion reporting law. but so far, congress has not created a national registry that would help tailor treatment and prevention." "is it a lack of will?" (dr. gerard gioia/children's national medical center) "it's about
// 12:31:31 q (mark albert): do we have time to wait? a (gerald gioia): // 12:31:37 we don't have time ever to wait for a youngster to be injured." (washington, dc/national press club) at a news conference tuesday, dr michael yochelson of medstar hospital said information needs to be recorded immediately every time a child takes a hit to the head. (dr. michael yochelson/medstar hospital) "you want to understand how you prevent chronic long-term effects and save lives." (charlie wund/injurefree) "this certainly gives me peace of mind." wund's technology will be used in all dc schools and parks-and-rec centers this year. mark albert, cbs news, washington./// ((denise valdez)) the centers for disease control says more than 170- thousand children are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports- or recreation related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions./// ((denise valdez)) > it's a story... 28 years in the making. ((paul joncich)) how a california family hopes to solve a mystery... after a message in a bottle
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((paul joncich)) > a little boy in california found a message in a bottle that had been cast adrift 28-years ago.. but as rina nakano reports... it's not been easy tracking down the person who wrote it. > on new years eve along the beautiful mendocino coastline...little ryder goggin was celebrating his 5- th birthday. (heather baird, mother): "we were walking around crossing the bridge, and that's when ryder decided to cross over the creek." he usually finds crab and small shrimp. but that day, ryder found something he'd never seen before. (ryder baird/found message in a bottle): "message in a bottle.
and maybe even a treasure map." his mother, heather baird says there were bugs stuck on the lid of the bottle. but managed to twist it open. to their surprise... inside was a letter. (voice of heather baird, mother): "it says, hi my name is chris. i am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. i live in sacramento. call me when you find this to let me know where it washed ashore. september 5th, 1988." (heather baird, mother): "i gave the number a call, and of course it was disconnected." we called the number as well -- 916-383-5290... nat " beep beep beep. -- disconnected or is no longer in use." of course. that would have been way too easy. so we went to the sacramento public library. the staff opened a special room with public records archives. there was nothing for 1988. but in 1981... natsot: "cliff farnsworth" clue number one. it's a longshot... but back at the station... we searched and searched. then called... and called. we even started calling any 36 to 39-year- old chris'...
christines... still nothing. then another clue. baird told us her aunt at the library of congress in washington dc found out the number belonged to another person in 1988. he had passed away. we reached out to his family... but came up short. (heather baird, mother): "i think it would be great to find chris. and find out where he put the bottle in the water." a romantic his curiosity... now in the hands of a boy at jug handle reserve in mendocino county. (heather baird, mother): "well, i hope we find out really good things about how his life went." until then... this 28-year-old story in the making... ll have to be continued./// toss to weather
the fog from earlier. fog in the desert that rarely happens out here where we get little rainfall. but air saturated enough where we could get another fog event overnight. ............................... ........ right now lwo 50's with widespread rain. light winds so far and we're cooler than yesterday. certainly the dewpoints are up and the humidity is too with the rain around. ............................... ............. currently outside before we get to the radar we're looking at the low 50's right now with some neigbhorhoods in the high 40's at this hour. cold up in kyle canyon allowing snow to develop and that should continue overnight. milder over to the west side. not getting too cold tonight with all these clouds around. ............................... ............... regional temps also staying cool. but cold up in the southern great basin. cool temps elsewhere from death valley over to the mesquite and down to laughlin where we're also cool but staying warmer than last week.
................ satellite and radar. we put in the satellite to show you just how thick the clouds around around the west coast. california and our state completely innundated with clouds right now. snow in the sierres where they could get up to 2 feet of new snow. ............................... .................. our area seeing widepsread rain. there is no spot in the valley that is not getting rain right now. the yellow cores indicated where the rain is more concentrated at this hour. and of course where we have those winter storm warnings in the moutnains is where we're seeing snow heavy at times. even laughilin getting reain and mesquite soon enough. ............................... .................... here are our rain tally's so far. with .24 of ani ninche in the northwest neighborhoods up near loan mountain and centennial hills. over a .1-0 in summerl and almost a 10 along the 215 west beltway along russel and lakes. .04 in greenvalley and near blue diamond. ............................... ........................ futurecast shows rain this evening. then tomorrow morning it clear
a lull. a break in the action, but shower chances return again tomorrow afternoon and evening in more of the scattered variety. more snow in the mountains. thursday some chances but more south. and same goes for friday. ............................... ...................... so here's the forecast 42 overnight with clouds and rain. winds between 5 to 15 with a slight breeze. 55 tomorrow with more shower chances later in the day not quite in the morning. breezy winds tomorrow up to 20 mph. ............................... ................... more snow in the moutnains. winter weather advisory for tomorrow at 4pm. snow level down to 5,000' ............................... .................. extended forecast shows showers tomorrow with some showers thursday. slight chance on friday then drier weekend with both sun and clouds. xt week cooler, drier. but our morning temps will again in thei30s' andchilly break out
ready to rock. the original guns n' roses is getting back together. g-n-r will headline both weekends of the music festival, coachella... which will take place in april. tickets go on sale tomorrow morning. we're still waiting to find out if guns n' roses will be playing in las vegas anytime soon. the band is reportedly scheduled to be one of the first acts to play at the new las vegas arena after it opens in april. frontman axl rose and guitarist slash haven't played together since 1993./// ((paul joncich)) > a kidnapped toddler... found safe by police ((denise valdez)) up next... see the dramatic moment unfold on an officer's body cam video. ((paul joncich)) plus.. stiff competition for the biggest convention in town. tonight on 8 news now at five.. the battle for fares between uber and taxis as c- e-s hits
camille cosby has filed an emergency motion... saying she wants more time for an appeal of a judge's ruling that she can be deposed. the case involves seven women who accuse cosby of sexually misconduct and are suing him for defamation. cosby was officially charged in one of the cases last week./// ((denise valdez)) > footage from an albuquerque police officer's body camera is released... showing a missing toddler being found. ((paul joncich)) the little girl was kidnapped... when the car she was riding in was stolen. (("hi sweetheart, you okay. come here, come here, i know, come here")) ((paul joncich)) the three year old girl was abducted saturday... while in her mother's car. it didn't take long for the community to come together... desperately searching for the child. thankfully she was found after about five hours. police are still searching for the man who stole the car./// ((paul joncich)) > a houston car salesman is recovering... after being kidnapped on the job. ((denise valdez)) police say the way he escaped is what
it all started on a test drive... when police say the suspect and salesman got into a fight... and the salesman was forced into the trunk. luckily he was able to pull the emergency trigger and open the trunk while the car was moving. the suspect then got out and pointed a gun at him. but the salesman knocked the weapon out of the suspect's hand and got away: ((he has props to fight back...this area here in general is not a good one to be in.no one would ever expect. it amazes me how he was able to fight back from this and guard himself.)) ((denise valdez)) police are still searching for the suspect... but say the salesman is going to be okay./// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) > a random crime...