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the top tech trends we'll see at the show. ((sherry swensk)) > dont put the umbrellas away just yet... more wet weather on the way. when we'll get a break from the rain./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. a weather system bringing cooler temperatures and rainy weather is sticking around... ((brian loftus)) and we can expect yet another wet day... let's send it over to sherry swensk to find out when this should end. sherry swensk < clouds are thick and the air is heavy this morning. there is still some very light rain around southern nevada this morning. ................ high humidity and some nice rain totals since yesterday.
let's see how the roads are this morning./// < demetria obilor > < > spaghetti bowl on the 95 accident in the spaghetti bowl south. it was slowing traffic, but it's picking up now. accident in north las vegas on i-15 and speedway. nhp is reporting it in the southbound direction. accident on pecos-mcleod interconnect and viking, which is north of flamingo. accident on decatur, south of smoke ranch. building fire in residential area on eldora and torrey pines. >
< > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > rain and foggy conditions were causing headaches at mccarran international airport...but you should be okay this morning. many flights were delayed for hours yesterday... but so far today... the f-a-a says arriving and departing flights are at most delayed about 15 minutes. last night's delays put a bump in the road for many people attending the consumer electronics show...which officially kicks off today./// ((kirsten joyce)) > 165- thousand people will be attending the show... and there is nearly 2-and a half million square feet of exhibition space this year.
2016... virtual reality... smart homes, wearables, all sorts of items that can connect wirelessly to internet.. and car technology. coming up in our next half hour... we'll break down what's big for cars this year. c-e-s is expected to make a 220 million dollar economic impact in our city /// ((brian loftus)) > the man shot and killed outside of a 24 hour fitness...was in town for the c- e-s show. police say neil gandler was killed last week...he was a northern california software engineer and consultant. he planned to showcase his latest app here at c-e-s. the people who police say killed him...kyle staats and megan hippie...made their first court appearance yesterday. police say staats shot gandler while looking for cars to break into. special person. ((ella gotesman/victim's friend: he was a completely law abiding man who was very happy. he was just minding his own business." ((brian loftus)) friends are planning a memorial for neil gandler in northern california on sunday./// ((brian loftus)) > the man who
is set to be in court today. a hearing for teag fox is scheduled for this morning. police say fox addressed officer gregory sedminik while he was responding to another call... they say fox asked him if he was going to kill him...then opened fire. sedminik was hit in the upper left arm but is expected to be okay. fox is facing several charges, including attempted murder./// brian loftus > tonight... the three democratic candidates left in the race for the white house will be in the valley. kirsten joyce they're taking part in a dinner hosted by senator harry reid. our own michael stevens caught up with the senator earlier this week k nd joins us live from the mgm grand where the dinner will take place. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... in a matter of hours all three candidates... hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will take the stage and speak to thousands of their supporters. tonight's event is called, "battle born / battleground" first in the west caucus dinner.
responsible for corralling the candidates to nevada. the u.s. senator says the task wasn't too tough cause they're all looking for support ahead of february 20th: ((sen. harry reid // (d) nevada: it's part of the success of the caucuses coming to nevada. think about that. we've had a number of debates here -- republican and democrat debates and its been so good for the economy of southern nevada and also the body politic of our country. )) ((michael stevens)) it's no secret... in recent months our state has been in the political microscope. it's because te will be the first western state and the third state in the country to make its voice heard in the presidential primary. nevada democrats say the silver state was first selected to play an early role in the 2008 presidential nomination process because of our growing diversity, the regional importance of the west and our designation as a caucus state. they say senator reid played a critical role in pushing nevada to the front of the line on the
tonight's dinner starts at 6pm. all three candidates will speak to an expected crowd of 15-hundred. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael, we often hear the candidates touting a national message when they're in town. can we expect them to tackle any nevada issues? ((michael stevens)) brian, the nevada state democratic party says they expect the candidates to tackle some major topics like our recession... the current economy and other key issues facing our state tonight./// ((kirsten joyce)) > all three democratic presidential candidates are planning campaign stops in southern nevada this week. besides the dinner...hillary clinton will be holding a grassroots event at the sun city anthem center in henderson. clinton will also tour the culinary academy. ((kirsten joyce)) > and former maryland governor martin o'malley will also attend the battle born dinner... and tomorrow.. he'll speak to the economic club of las vegas at caesars./// ((kirsten joyce))
an event before the dinner at the tropicana at 4 pm.. 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./// ((brian loftus)) > an emotional appeal from our president... ((president obama: we maybe can't save everybody, but we could save some. )) ((kirsten joyce)) the steps president obama is taking...to work to end gun violence. ((brian loftus)) several airlines are raising their prices for the first time in over seven months. how much more you could be paying for your next flight. ((kirsten joyce)) and putting an end to a project that's been driving you crazy.demetria has the latest update on this henderson
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but the mountains are getting major snow. a winter storm warning just wrapped up at four a.m. but a winter storm advisory runs this afternoon into tomorrow. the national weather service is predicting another 6 inches or more of snow up in the higher elevations of the spring mountains. including lee canyon ski resort. if you plan on heading up there for skiing or sledding, make sure to be prepared and check road conditions. you can do that by dialing 5-1-1. we have more information on conditions on las vegas now dot com./// adlib weather chat
so we get a break today for a while... but we won't have time to dry out so it will feel damp all day and there will be wet spots around - especially in low lying areas. ............... clouds are thick and the air is heavy this morning. there is still some very light rain around southern nevada this
high humidity and some nice rain totals since yesterday. ......... more than half an inch of rain in some northwest neighborhoods. ... with about a quarter inch in ...... it looks like we'll take a break for a short while and then another chance of rain and snow ......... so the winter storm warning has expired, but the winter weather advisory is an alert for more snowy conditions and another 6 inches of snow will really make driving tricky in the mountains unless you have all terrain vehicles so be safe. ............ rain and snow tonight into thursday and then a cloudy weekend.
back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > the man who bought the weapons used in the san bernardino massacre will be arraigned in federal court today. enrique marquez is accused of buying two assault rifles used in the december attack. authorities say syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik killed 14 people in the shooting... they were later killed by police./// ((kirsten joyce)) > president obama officially is calling for changes to curb gun violence. he called his execution actions common sense steps...that
during his announcement, he broke down in tears. brian webb has more. obama) every time i think about those kids it makes me mad - and by the way, it happens on the streets of chicago every day... an emotional president obama was announcing what he would do by executive action to curb gun violence when -- memories of these victims -- 20 first- graders from newtown, connecticut -- six or seven years old -- brought the most powerful man in the world to tears. the president vowed to do something about gun violence in america. the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold america hostage." the centerpiece of the presidents plan is to expand background checks: ---requiring all gun dealers-- even those who sell firearms at gun shows and on the internet-- to be licensed and conduct background checks; --hiring more investigators to make checks more efficient and effective. --and increasing mental health
background check system. the president calls the measures "common sense" ... but the issue of stricter gun laws remains a controversial topic: (jim clary) background checks are great and i'm all for them but i don't want to see guns taken away from americans ( bob grainger / gun owner ) "if they want to get a gun they're going to get it; the bad guys are always going to have them." there have been 13 mass shootings since president obama took office in 2008. the fbi says it conducted a record 23 million background checks last year. brian webb for cbs news, new york. ((kirsten joyce)) many republicans are vowing to block any change in gun laws... they say it's up to congress to enact new policies on firearms./// ((brian loftus)) > congress is trying to repeal the affordable care act. the house is voting on a bill today... which could mark the first time a full repeal will make it to the white house. the senate already passed its version of the bill. the legislation also cuts funding for planned parenthood. obama will veto the measure.///
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after monday's sell off. the dow finished 9 points higher. the nasdaq dropped 11.// airline are raking in record profits because of low fuel costs... but that's not translating into cheaper tickets. most major airlines kicked off the new year by raising prices on round trip tickets by 6 dollars. delta was the first--- and southwest, american, united, jetblue and virgin america quickly matched the increase.// and star wars the force awakens is breaking records at the box office --- and soon-- you'll be able to watch it at home. the cable network starz has acquired the tv rights to the film. it's part of a much bigger deal between starz and disney. no word on what starz is paying. brian and kirsten? q: and
jill --- of course the tech world is coverging in las vegas this week for the consumer electronics show. one company is going old school.
monster is rolling out a new boombox. it's called the monster blaster. it has speakers on both sides, blue tooth and usb connections. and a ten hour battery. it costs 400 dollars.// brian and kirsten? /// > now let's turn it over
to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > connie says, "horizon ridge pkwy. between green valley pkwy. and valle verde dr. has been under construction for quite awhile. we were told it would finish by november." southwest gas set up in this area back in august. work was initially scheduled to last 60 days, but that's not how it worked out. this pipeline replacement project lasted several weeks longer than expected, but construction is finished. crews were scheduled to pave the
ridge parkway intersection december 19, but additional inspections and paper work was needed by the city of henderson. southwest gas says the paving will be completed once the weather warms up. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > day five begins... of an armed protest in oregon. ((kirsten joyce)) what cliven bundy's son says federal officials are trying to do... to get them to back down.///
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(( it's just really good to finally see everyone get together)) ((kirsten joyce)) > remembering a father..killed in a crash. his son's message for the drivers accused of causing the collision./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us! i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-30. it's looking like another dreary day in the valley. ((brian loftus)) since monday, we've seen chilly temperatures, rain and fog. let's send it over to sherry swensk to find out when it'll let up. < sherry swensk clouds are thick and the air is heavy this morning. there is still some very light
morning. ................ high humidity and some nice rain totals since yesterday. ......... more than half an inch of rain in some northwest neighborhoods. ...... it looks like we'll take a break for a short while and then another chance of rain and snow later today and tonight. > < demetria, what's the traffic
((brian loftus)) > 2015 was a deadly year on valley roads. 125 people were killed on the ((brian loftus)) > 2015 was a deadly year on valley roads. 125 people were killed on the roads metro patrols. one of them was a 47-year- old father of four, sheldon cooper. he was killed last week while riding his motorcycle. police say a driver pulled out in front of him on jones near smoke ranch.
and fellow members of the tribe motorcycle club which he belonged to, went back to the scene to hold a vigil. cooper's loved ones say they are thinking about everyone involved in the crash. ((sheldon cooper jr.//victim's son: we're truly sorry for everyone ya know, especially the drivers that were out there for the incident and everything. we know it's not completely your fault and we know you guys are going through a lot, too. so we want to just wish everyone a merry christmas and new year and we know how much this really hurt everyone this year.)) ((brian loftus)) while the vigil took place, metro held its monthly first tuesday throughout the valley at its different area commands. the focus was traffic safety./// ((brian loftus)) > today... metro police will be making an announcement about crashes. police say they will discuss the change in their response to collisions that only cause property damage. starting this year, officers will respond to non-injury crashes again. department stopped responding to those wrecks in 2014 to save resources. metro says it can change back, thanks to the more cops tax. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > opening statements are expected to start today...
accused of sexually assaulting young girls. otis holland is accused of luring girls in his congregation... by offering private counseling sessions. he was arrested in mexico...in 2012 holland pleaded not guilty to all charges... if convicted, holland faces life in prison./// brian loftus > today.. all three democratic presidential hopefuls are back in las vegas.. trying to drum up your support kirsten joyce they're here for the first ever "battle born / battleground" first in the west caucus dinner. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the m-g-m grand where tonight's dinner will take place. michael, what's planned? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... later on tonight... hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will all take the stage and speak to thousands of potential voters in
the goal of tonight's dinner is to drum up support ahead of next months caucus. nevada will be the first western state and the third in the country to make its voice heard in the presidential primary and all of the candidates are trying to get voters on their side: ((roberta lange // chairwoman, nevada state democratic party: i would say from a nevada perspective the first iowa, new hampshire could split. right now that's looking like it's going to be the picture and nevada could the decider. )) ((michael stevens)) here's the big question... will the candidates tackle real issues we face here in nevada? the chairwoman of the democratic party in our state says -- yes: ((roberta lange // chairwoman, nevada state democratic party: i think they will talk about nevada. i think they know our economy was the worst in the nation. they know a lot of people lost houses, they know we're still coming back -- we're not there yet. and so i think there's a lot about. )) ((michael stevens)) senator harry reid is the one who brought all of the candidates together for tonight's dinner. he expects 15- hundred people to be in attendance tonight. so far, he has not endorsed a
election. and he will also be in attendance as all the candidates take the stage later tonight. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael, what are the key topics... voters here are listening closely for.... from each of the candidates? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the chairwoman of the state's democratic party says they'll be listening for each candidate to fight for social security, keep the affordable care act, keeping the jobs in the u.s. and nevada. ((kirsten joyce)) > a member of the armed protest group in oregon... says he thinks federal officials have issued warrants to arrest five of their members. since saturday, a group seized a wildlife refuge...in support of two ranchers...sent to prison for burning federal land. they're also upset because they say the government has overstepped its role. organizer ammon bundy...son of nevada rancher cliven bundy... said last night he thinks authorities are planning to raid the encampment. (( ammon bundy/occupation leader: "he told us after that that the fbi was staging at the,
that they were, uh, that that's where they were preparing. that they had five warrants that they were going to issue on us. and that they were planning on coming in and raiding the refuge.")) ((kirsten joyce)) bundy says the group would take a defense position in anticipation of a possible raid. however...auth orities say they have no information on arrests or arrest warrants... and are still working on a peaceful resolution./// ((brian loftus)) > record rainfall in southern california. ((kirsten joyce)) the dangerous conditions parts of the state will be dealing with for the next few days. ((brian loftus)) ronda rousey is bringing a whole new meaning to the term punch line. when the u-f-c fighter will step on the s-n-l stage.///
california are being asked to evacuate... after storms caused by el nino hit the area. the area received record rainfall yesterday... the national weather service says nearly one and a half inches of rain fell at the los angeles airport. it beat a record set back in 1979. flooding closed roads and led to mud and rockslides... two more storms are expected this week...and that could bring inches of more rain. flash flood watches are in effect throughout today in several counties.///
sherry swensk < clouds are thick and low hanging over the city and the air is heavy this morning. there is still some very light rain around southern nevada this morning. ................ some nice rain totals since yesterday and that dampness will stick around even between storms today and tonight. .........
in some northwest neighborhoods. ...... it looks like we'll take a break for a short while and then another chance of rain and snow later today and tonight. the next storm will not have as much moisture, but snow levels will be lower because of the colder air. ...... we could see flurries around red rock or even west valley neighborhoods. > back to you./// >
nations security council will meet today to discuss north korea.. the communist country announced on state run t-v... it conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test. if that's true... it would mark the first time the country has ever tested a bomb of this type, which experts say is more powerful than an atomic bomb. a representative from the white house says the u.s can't confirm the bomb test. but is calling on the country's leaders to abide by international obligations and commitments.///
it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor accident on westbound summerlin parkway ramp to 215 south. accident on westbound summerlin parkway and durango. crash by mccarran and unlv at tropicana and swenson. crash on northbound 95 and mlk. > < > < > back to you.///
ring to the stage... u-f-c fighter ronda rousey will be hosting saturday night live later this month. it's the first time an m-m-a athlete will host the show. boxers have hosted in the past...and a total of two dozen athletes have hosted in the past. rousey's episode will be broadcast on january 23rd./// ((brian loftus)) > in about a month... two teams will go head to head for the title of super bowl champions... and you'll be able to watch it right here on cbs. and after the big game... you have the chance to win 25- hundred dollars! all you have to do is enter to win by going to our 8 news now facebook page... and clicking on the contest tab. the winner will be announced on our newscast following super bowl 50./// ((kirsten joyce)) > cars are a ((kirsten joyce)) > cars are a big focus at this year's c-e-s convention... ((brian loftus)) the cool features expected to be
tt2waty#`*4 p bt@q4 8 tt2waty#`*4 p "a@q$,\ tt2waty#`*4 p bm@q/'p tt4waty#`*4 r dztq 4* tt4waty#`*4 r entq d.@ tt4waty#`*4 r gzt& ])8 tt4waty#`*4 r hnt& m't tt4waty#`*4 r iztq 'n, tt4waty#`*4 r jntq 5>l tt4waty#`*4 r lzt& -s0 morning.. las vegas is trending... all because of c-e-s. ((brian loftus)) but this year....t-vs... phones and gadgets aren't the only items on display. turns out... carmakers are expected to grab the spotlight at the international consumer electronics show. demetria obilor is here with the details. ((demetria obilor)) the talk of the show is all about cars. a number of automakers will unveil their plans and prototypes for electric... connected.. and self-driving vehicles. in all.. 9 automakers will hold news events at c-e-s. when it comes to electric cars.. we heard from faraday future or "f-f" they unveiled their f-f-zero-1 tuesday... they call the electric car a tablet on wheels. volkswagen is also expected to show off a battery- powered microbus.. that could go on sale next
and general motors will uncover its final version of the chevy bolt... an electric car with a 200 plus mile range. next are self- driving cars.. companies like ford.. google.. and mercedes benz are expected to reveal their autonomous or self-driving cars. these vehicles take the driver out of the equation. some have already hit the streets here in las vegas. and last year.. a self-driving semi even drove over the hoover dam. connected cars a big trend as well-- these are cars with wifi and internet access.. so you can work on the go. harman not only created a self-driving car or it's l-i-v. it also partnered with microsoft office.. to incorporate it's suite of outlook, word, excell and powerpoint.. into it's vehicle... so when you're sitting in your car... you can answer emails, type up projects.. and get all your work done. now.. these are just some of the things we're expecting to see during c-e-s. no word on when the prototypes will actually be street
brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < clouds are low but flights are taking off from mccarran from our caesars entertainment camera. ...................... high humidity and it's very damp with leftover sprinkles in some areas... even some light showers in eastern clark county. .................. more rain later today and snow
possible with a winter weather advisory. ............ lower snow levels and cold with ......... more rain tonight and thursday > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > our 8 news now super recycling event is coming up... a chance to get rid of your unwanted stuff in a responsible way. it's happening saturday, january 23-rd from 8 a-m to 3 p-m at the thomas and mack parking lot. you must enter from the swenson street entrance just north of tropicana. here you can recycle all sorts of electronics. goodwill of southern nevada will also be accepting items. for the full list of information... head over to las vegas now dot
((brian loftus)) > a company that claims it can improve how paying up. the lumosity app has to pay a two million dollar fine. the company claims it can fight disease like dementia... and help academic performance. and the f-t-c says those claims are misleading because there's no science to back them up. the company behind the app...lumos labs...doesn't have to admit any wrong doing but will have to give customers an easy way to cancel their subscriptions./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < expect some delays on koval at tropicana, as well as sands. front of the sands expo. conventions. delays in the spaghetti bowl and plenty of slick areas. > < >
back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it can be overwhelming to look at your credit card statement .... but there is a way to make that number smaller.. ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us ways to ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... this teacher is bustin' a move! the viral dance with his students... at the harry potter- inspired