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> there's a netalking about tonight's democratic best in the west caucus dinner > ((sherry swensk)) > plus.... it's been a dreary first week of 2016... and don't put away the umbrella just yet... i'm tracking the radar to see when the next storm is heading our way. get the forecast before head out the door. kirsten joyce > and... this dancing teacher really proved he's got some moves! the video going viral... at this harry potter- inspied school./// < 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. tonight... the three democratic candidates in the race for the white house will be in the valley.
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part in a dinner hosted by senator harry reid. our own michael stevens caught up with the senator earlier this week and 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. senator harry reid is the one 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
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secret... in recent months our state has been in the political microscope. it's because we 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 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 presidential calendar. 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
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key issues facing our state tonight./// ((brian loftus)) > hundreds of > hundreds of thousands of people are in town for the biggest convention of the year. morning... the newest and innovative tech gadgets are taking over more than 2- million net square feet.. nevada senator dean heller will deliver the opening remarks. more than 165- thousand people are expected to attend./// ((brian loftus)) ride- hailing companies are making their debut at this year's ces. organizers designated areas for uber and lyft drivers to operate during the convention. and this comes with mixed reviews... attendees say it makes things go more smoothly.. while cab drivers say it's cutting into their business: (( karl larsen - uber rider: i can use my credit card and all my expenses go right on to the credit card with out having to use cash.)) ((sam - cab driver: this year, i think it's a little slower than last year. i think we have some competition by uber and lyft.)) the overall impact on the cab
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however, mccarran does keep track of their rides... and there has been an increase over the past three years. ces organizers are also working with other transportation companies... including the monorail, which is offering discounted prices./// ((sherry swensk)) > the el nino effect and the barrage of people coming to las vegas for ces has created a "perfect storm" at mccarran: ((cindy mclaughlin/picking up insane")) ((sherry swensk)) the rain and foggy conditions delayed a number of flights for several hours yesterday.. we checked the airport's website this morning.. and it said flights were only about 15 minutes behind schedule now./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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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. ......... more than half an inch of rain
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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, how are the roads this morning?
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big delays in the spaghetti bowl. a number of crashes have contributed to this. accident on southbound i-15 and charleston, accident on northbound 95 and mlk.... and accident on southbound 95 ramp to i-15 south. accident on the westbound summerlin parkway ramp to southbound 215. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > president obama used executive power to tighten gun sales in the u-s in an effort to curb gun violence. it includes an expansion on background checks...
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be licensed and conduct background checks.... hiring more investigators... and an increase of mental health treatment and reporting to the background check system. president obama teared up.. when remembering the 20- first graders killed in newtown, connecticut. ((president obama: every time i think about those kids it makes me mad )) ((kirsten joyce)) democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are applauding the effort.. however, many republicans vow to block gun law changes... saying it's up to congress to enact new firearm policies./// ((brian loftus)) > a new iphone feature could be racking up your phone bill: (( (jeff finegold/father: "it's usually 250 dollars a month - and this was two thousand dollars.")) ((kirsten joyce)) the simple steps you can take.. to turn it off.. and keep your bill down. ((brian loftus)) > and... putting an end to a project that's been driving you crazy. demetria has the latest update on this henderson construction
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teacher is going viral this morning... for his unique teaching skills-- or should we say, dancing skills? (( rap music playing (clark) "once we started i said 'i am so
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the kids said no mr. clark you have to be in it.")) ((demetria obilor)) ron clark joined his students in the hip hop dance challenge, "bet you can't do it like me." he founded the ron clark academy in 2007... it's a private non-profit middle school... potter. it's for kids who are academically diverse, and often lower- income... .and all but one students has (( (mason: it's very indescribable the amount of love that is shown from the teachers towards us and it really motivates us to push ourselves academically and just be amazing citizen.) ((demetria obilor)) the academy has 55 rules, as well as a code of conduct that covers shaking hands, maintaining eye contact and answering questions in complete sentences. clark says the method makes kids want to attend class.. and have a passion for learning. clark previously won the
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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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. ......... 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. lower snow levels with colder air with this next storm so some flurries at red rock are possible. ((sherry swensk)) --snow falling on the mountain yesterday at the lee canyon ski resort --the resort says they received 10- inches as of late tuesday and more snow was expected overnight.///
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((kirsten joyce)) > data
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but one family was shocked when their bill came.. and it was more than 2- thousand dollars! ((brian loftus)) as julie watts explains... the big bill is because of a new iphone feature that you might not even know about. like many teens, ashton finegold didn't think much about the text message from at&t... warning he was nearing his data limit, he says he's seen it before... (ashton finegold/teenager) "it just said - maybe 65 percent of your data has been used." and then this bill came. (ashton finegold/teenager) "i thought my dad was going to kill me." (jeff finegold/father) "it's usually 250 dollars a month - and this was two thousand dollars." the difference? a "new" feature - on ashton's i- phone called "wi-fi assist." standard with new , i-o-s-9.1 operating system (jeff finegold/father) "i had no idea what that was." it's intended to make sure you always have a good signal by automatically "switching" to "cellular" data....... when a wifi-signal signal is weak. like in ashton's his bedroom.... where he thought he was still connected to wifi... while streaming and surfing. but instead, his phone's been gobbleing up data. .. more than 144- thousand megs.... (mike campbell/apple insider)
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see it happening." mike campbell of the website "apple insider" says while "some" customers like what wi-fi assist does... many don't know they have it... (mike campbell/apple insider) "it comes by default -- it is switched on... that's why there's an uproar." apple has no comment... but to turn off wifi assist.. go to setting, then cellular... then down at the bottom and as aston's now discovered... that's where you switch off wifi assist. julie watts, cbs news, san francisco. demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on mlk and alexander. delays for ces along the convention corridor later this morning. avoid desert inn paradise, parts of the strip and convention center drive.
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spring mountain turns into sands, east of the strip... < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > "ncis" fans are in shock this morning.. ((kirsten joyce)) the popular character that's leaving the hit cbs series after 13 years. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!///
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> ncis fans are saying goodbye to one of the original characters. michael weatherly ... who plays "very" special agent tony dinozzo.
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he will remain on the show through the end of the current season.. then cbs says he and the network will work together on other projects. yesterday, the actor tweeted.. .saying "dinozzo is a wonderful, (qwick-zotik) quixotic character & i couldn't have had more fun playing him in this 'opportunity of a lifetime." (quick-zotik means impractical) weatherly also said he will miss his fans as well as the "amazing cast and crew that have become his family."/// ((brian loftus)) > comedian jane lynch is set to host the first awards show of the year tonight. you can watch the people's choice awards right here on channel 8 at 9 pm. jason derulo and shawn mendes are just some of the artists set to perform. the fans get to decide who takes home the awards... by casting their vote for categories like favorite movie, artist, actor .. just to name a few. this is video from 2011 when lynch won the award for favorite tv comedy actress.///
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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 green valley parkway and horizon 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. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you.
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made his grand arrival for his residency. in true rock n roll fashion... fogerty rolled up to the venetian on a harley.. followed by dozens of motorcycles. he then performed his famous hit, "have you ever seen the rain?" his show, "fortunate son in concert" kicks off tonight and runs through the end of the month. tickets start at 59 bucks./// ((brian loftus)) > tonight is the night... a lucky person could become a multimillionair e! ((kirsten joyce)) the winning numbers for the 450- million dollar powerball jackpot will be drawn tonight. it's now the 4th largest jackpot in the game's history. the cash value is estimated at a little more than 275-million bucks. ((brian loftus)) but you'll want lady luck to be on your side... odds of winning are about 1 in 300- million. ((kirsten joyce)) and just a reminder.. there's no powerball or lottery in nevada.. so gas up the car and head to state lines if you want to buy a ticket.///
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yourself out of debt... ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us how to tackle that intimidating credit card bill. ((brian loftus)) > the two best teams in the nfl will duke it out on cbs next month in super bowl 50 ... 8 news now is giving away 25- hundred bucks during our special newscast after the game. register to win on las vegas now dot com and click the link on the homepage.. while you're there... check out our newly launched "super bowl page."///
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> concern after north korea says it successfully tested a bomb... stronger than the atomic bomb.... the investigation into the claims. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about tonight's democratic best in the west caucus dinner > brian loftus > and...
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historic el nino storm... the flooding and snow.. hitting the drought- striken state./// < 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 waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. > today.. all three democratic presidential hopefuls are back in las vegas.. trying to drum up your support ((brian loftus)) they're here for the first ever "battle born / battleground" first in the west caucus dinner. 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 our state. the goal of tonight's dinner is to drum up support ahead of next months caucus. nevada will be the first western
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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 be 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 nevada that they will talk 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 candidate in this years election. and he will also be in
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take the stage later tonight. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael, any word on what voters 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. sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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but the air is still heavy this morning. light rain has been shifting out of southern nevada this morning and moving east and north. ................ high humidity and some nice rain totals since yesterday. ......... more than half an inch of rain in some northwest neighborhoods. ......
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for a short while and then another chance of rain and snow later today and tonight. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the
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protest group in oregon... says he believes federal offices their members. wildlife refuge since saturday.... showing support for two ranchers convicted of burning federal land. they're required to go back to prison.. after a judge ruled they didn't serve the minimum sentences. ammon bundy is the son of infamous nevada rancher, cliven bundy.. he says authorities were planning to raid the encampment and they would take a defense position in anticipation. however, investigators said they have no information about arrest warrants and are still working on a peaceful resolution./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police will be revealing more details this morning... about the changes their making to the types of calls they respond to... the department says it's changing their response to property- damage only crashes. we'll let you know more about what's to come... in our afternoon newscasts./// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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accident in north las vegas at craig and commerce... multiple vehicles involed in this accident. delays in the spaghetti bowl after a few accidents. slow it down this morning. roads are pretty slick. accident at bonanza and eastern. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > this mornng... the las vegas city council is expected to vote on a new bill...
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get cats and dogs from shelters and rescue organizations. it's meant to prevent store owners from aquiring animals from large scale breeders as well as "puppy mills." the bill is also designed to hlp relieve overcrowding at animal shelters./// ((kirsten joyce)) > north korea says it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.. ((brian loftus)) today's meeting with world leaders... as they decide what to do about
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are drowning in debt. a wallet hub study found people had about 68-point-5 billion dollars in credit card debt this past year. ((kirsten joyce)) that means now is the time to get out of debt... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us a solution... to our debt problem. ((michelle mortensen)) here's
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we started paying off our credit cards... but by the end of the year we started spending way more than we paid off.. and that study shows 2015 was the worst year for credit card spending since 2009. so how do we change it? this year ... our debt destroyer program is actually going to show you how to get out of debt. we're going to follow one family as they erase their debt in one year. we're going to give them every tool they need to make it happen. and everything we give them ... we're also going to give to you .. for free. let's meet the family . < baking and the holidays ..... may seem quite traditional ... but for this multi- generational family ... they're anything but . ((azalee: i wouldn't consider us a traditional family))
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lives with us and there's me and i am disabled and we have azalee who just graduated from college)) three women ... three generations .. under one roof. all with very different stories. for the most part ... we will focus on two ... tammy's and azalee's. tammy as she mentioned is sick. ((tammy: i have good days and bad days)) just three years ago she learned she has m-s. ((tammy: i am thankful i am still able to walk)) the disease is incurable. it attacks your nervous system, affecting your brain and body. it forced tammy to quit work. now she lives on disability. ((azalee: i don't think it's fair because i've never met anyone that's nicer that gives more to people than my mom does and she's worked hard all her
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her inspiration and why she's worked so hard earning degrees at u-n-l-v. ((tammy: she got her masters at 24, so 5 years she got her bachelors and masters degree. )) after graduating in may .. she landed a job in communication in december ... and is starting to pursue her dreams. but as she begins her life ... she does so with debt. 53 thousand in student loans. then there's the family's credit card debt ... that's at 10 grand. tammy and azalee's past due medical debt totals 7800. tammy also owes 15 thousand to the i-r-s. plus there's rent ... utilities ... and other monthly expenses. as for medications ... tammy says she often goes without. ((tammy: a lot of the meds i can't afford are the ones that control the pain and muscle spasms )) in 2015 ... there wasn't enough to make ends meet ...
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with debt destroyers and 8 on their side. > ((michelle mortensen)) tammy and her family will be meeting with our team at the financial guidance center every month to get one-on-one help with their debt and budget. and you can get that same one- on-one help... tomorrow .. i'll tell you how you can sign up .. and be on your way to destroying your debt in 2016. ((brian loftus)) if you have a problem... call the 8 on your side hotline... 702- 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk a layer of clouds sitting
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but some clearing out there and high humidity near 90 percent. .............. we did pretty good in rainfall totals with about a quarter inch officially yesterday and that is what we were hoping for. .............. other areas picked up more than a half inch and the mountain is reporting 16 inches of snow at lee canyon now - which is great news! please be safe going up there... and there is a winter weather advisory starting again at 4 p.m. ................ we'll take a break today while waiting for the next system to swing in from the west coast which is now bringing more rain and snow to california. .............. eventually we'll get more showers and more snow, but it may not bring as much as yesterday's storm.
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we'll see most neighborhoods get a taste of rain again by tonight. highs in the 50s. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the united 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.
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stronger sanctions against north korea by the u- n./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor here's what the south beltway looks like. this is 215 near the airport connector. wet route into work. this is 215 up at north decatur. no problems no summerlin parkway despite a pair of crashes at durango and 215. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > the sole
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san bernardino shooting... will appear before a federal judge... ((kirsten joyce)) today's hearing for the friend of the shooters.. and what he will have to answer. plus... ((gayle ahead on cbs this morning, seth doane is tracking the latest on north korea's claims it conducted a hydrogen bomb test. we'll also talk with national security analyst juan zarate about the danger of this test, and what it means for the u-s. the news is back in the morning.
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slamming the drought- stricken state of california.. several cities were flooded and more storms are expected today. people living in areas charred by wildfires were encouraged to evacuate. steel netting was installed in areas to catch large debris./// ((sherry swensk)) > ski resorts in northern california are delighting in the storm.. as fresh powder covers the mountains. this california ski resort is just across state lines between reno and carson city.. resort operators can't get enough of the snow./// sherry how's the weather today?
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beautiful snow over the spring mountains this morning with 16 inches reported at lee canyon. ................ it looks like we'll take a break for a short while and then
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later today and tonight. ................ the heavier rain is hitting california then will make its way to our area later. ..... showers thursday and a cloudy weekend. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > the man who bought the weapons used in the san bernardino massacre will
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enrique marquez is accused of buying two assault rifles used december attack. syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik killed 14 people in the shooting and were later killed in a shootout with police./// demetria, how are the roads this demetria obilor delays in the spaghetti bowl right now. be careful out there guys. expect a lot of traffic in and around the convention center, guys. the convention corridor is going to be busy for the rest of the week. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > it's time
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> it's time now for our pet of the week. this is mator. he's 2- years- old. he's some type of chihuahua mix. has been waiting for a home since december 26th. his adoption fee is 155- dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 ((brian loftus)) > the las vegas arena is just months away from opening.. coming up... a look inside... future hockey team..
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> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 213 points. yesterday the markets were flat after monday's sell off. the dow finished 9 points higher. the nasdaq dropped 11.// ((kirsten joyce)) > we've just learned the l-a area was rocked by an earthquake.. the u-s geological survey says the 4-point-8 magnitude quake occurred about 10- minutes ago.. about 85 miles east of los angeles. no word on any injuries or damages./// ((sherry swensk)) > if you're looking to clean out the house.. don't just throw things away! bring them to our 8 news now super recycling event! it's on saturday, january 23rd in the thomas and mack parking lot. it runs from 8 to 3 pm. you can recycle all sorts of electronics as well as get rid of documents you need to shred. goodwill is also accepting household items. for a complete list of things
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las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > construction is coming along nicely for the las vegas arena. here's your latest look at the nhl locker room facility... it will have a lounge.. spa and training room. the ice rink is under the pads on the floor... soon the seats will be installed. the party tower overlooking the entire arena will be pretty cool... and the wide open front lobby arena that extends out onto a patio will overlook the park. it's expected to open in april./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// < 8:25 > tonight... good morning to our viewers
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