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it's so immersive and the next generation drone technology for hobbyists.... ((dave courvoisier)) > bracing for change. teachers are starting the year with a new health provider. we look at the winners and losers under the new plan... < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > metro police are doing a "180" on their car crash response policy. good evening.. i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. officers are once again responding to non-injury crashes. paul joncich was at the announcement today.. paul.. why the change in policy? ((paul joncich)) the old policy of not responding to non injury crashes allowed the department to beef up the enforcement end...but that proved to be less effective than they hoped. so sheriff lombardo asked the traffic division to change the policy. so here is the new protocol for non injury accidents: clear your vehicles from the road, and handle it yourself if you can. if there's a problem, and need an officer, call the non
((trk)) in february 2014, metro announced it would stop sending officers to non injury accidents. it was a shock to valley residents who'd always relied on officers to settle disputes....and document who hit whom. critics called it a political move by the former sheriff to get commisioners to pass the more cops tax. but metro claims it was more about efficiency. and officers being spread too thin. ((5:40 deputy chief gary schofield/metro: "i wouldn't say it was a political move, there were a lot of studies that went into it.")) the more cops tax eventually passed. and even though the 133 additional officers aren't on the street yet, metro is going back to responding to non injury crashes....with a few changes. ((7:48 deputy chief schofield: "now it's move the vehicle off the roadway if you can, if you can do a name exchange by all means do that." ((11:07 "if you're not comfortbale with that, the other party is not helpful, then we'll come out there and assist on that. in that case, metro says people should call 3-1-1. ((8:48 schofield: "but if there's a fender bender and you're standing there wondering
i just exchange names, the reality is yes you can. so we still have that system in place . but we also have reinstated that we will respond to property damage accidents on a case by case basis.")) last year metro officers responded to nearly ten- thousand fewer accidents. but there was an outcry from more than a few frustrated accidents victims. ((10:18 schofield: "we heard that at times,"))/// ((paul joncich)) > recently officers have been responding to non injury accidents on a case by case basis, using their own discretion....to either take a report, or simply telling the parties....you guys are good,..just exchange information. so again, if you need an officer in a non emergency, dial 3-1-1. but if you can exchange information yourself...that' s perfectly acceptable. ((paula francis)) > police suggest moving your vehicles out of the roadway after a crash. but some people feel the accident needs to be documented right where it is. what do police say? ((paul joncich)) they say go ahead and
road. it's acceptable. you are not disturbing evidence. and it's safer to move everything out of traffic. ((paula francis)) > you can join the conversation on our 8 news now facebook page.. where people are weighing in on the change. most like rodney landers agreed with the change. he says: yes, it's good they are responding again. even though it might be a non injury accident, people panic and don't know what to do in a situation like that. michael andrew disagreed... saying.. i think they should focus on more important things other than non injury accidents. there is no point to have a paid exchanging information. its pathetic and a waste of our money./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the first official day of c-e-s kicked off this morning with over 100- thousand tech enthusiasts from las vegas. patranya bhoolsuwan is live at the convention center with some of the coolest gadgets being unveiled this year. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) i am standing inside one of the hot trends at this year's convention.
these household appliances can now be controlled through internet and wifi...and you can do your chores basically just by lifting a finger. and this is just a start to the some of the cool stuff we got to see today: < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) it was literally a sea of people from across the country around the world...filing through the halls of the las vegas convention center to scope out the latest and greatest in technology. and it's clear the "fascination in flight" is stll strong at c-e-s 2016...with drones and more drones everywhere. exhibitors we talked with say they have to make their products stand out...and one from belgium is catching people's attention. ((patranya: "this is a new kind of drone that comes out this from europe basically there's no propeller on the outside so the main feature is safety if it hits you in the face, you won't get hurt.")) ((patranya: "and virtual reality is big at ces
this particular binocular lets me look inside and see a pro golfer teaching me how to make that perfect swing.")) ((aaron selverson/exhibito r: "it's a new way of storytelling it's so immersive it's so real it's not a passive experience.")) and when it comes to technology improving our experience ... a new way of driving also taking over c- e-s traffic. driverless and electric vehicles are taking center stage in the auto hall...but that's not all. ((patranya: "this is one vehicle that toyota can offer by the year 2030...this one can generate so much power within in iself with fuel cell techology it can wirelessly transport even more power to the car sitting right next to it...by just sitting there.")) a look into the future...where technology is king.// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) by the way this is the 49th year for c-e-s. some products that were once considered cutting edge at this convention: tivo, satellite tv and first generation smartphones. coming up at 6...more cool stuff
what this all means for our economy. reporting live from the convention center, patranya bhoolsuwan 8 news now.// ((paula francis)) > tedd... lee canyon sent over these pictures... they got tons of snow! ((tedd forendo)) that's right.. they got hit with 16 inches!.... more rain on the way coming in from guess where? southern californa again from another pacific storm system. ............................... ....... california has been very active today with severe thunderstorms reported. evening tornado warning near escondido and near san diego. rain continues to migrate to the northeast. ............................... ....... we're getting the leading edge of that moisture again.
through south valley, but expecting more as we head into the evening. ............................... .......... so here's what to expect tonight and tomorrow. more evening rain, but this time we think we'll have more winds kick up with breezy winds. up to .20" of rain is possible by morning. yesterday we got .25 of an inch. 3 to 6 inches of new snow expected 5,000 feet. 6 to 9" above 8,500 feet. a change in the works: teachers are dealing with new health plans. ((paula francis)) > how the change is affecting their wallets... plus: ((mauricio marin)) > i'm in arizona just over the state line.. where people are racing to get a ticket for tonight's giant powerball jackpot. i'll tell you about the powerball fever next..
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at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > lotto fever has a lot of locals hitting
the road and crossing state lines for their chance at 500- million dollars. ((paula francis)) that's how much the powerball jackpot is right now. 8 news now reporter mauricio marin is live at rosie's den near white hills arizona. folks are hoping to win big and they're lining up. ((mauricio marin)) > there's
a powerball ticket for tonight's drawing. it's half a billion dollars up for grabs. all day this cozy cafe has been selling tickets to many people coming from las vegas who are hoping to be a millionaire! ((mauricio marin)) the bell on the door at rosie's den has been ringing all day. the cafe is on u-s 93 in white hills, arizona.. about an hour southeast of las vegas. ((barbara woodring/buying lotto ticket: "we were sitting at home and said let's go. the commercial came on the tv and said might as well get out here." )) ((mauricio marin)) barbara woodring is not alone...all day people have been stopping off at the cafe wondering what they'd do if they won the 500- million dollar powerball jackpot. ((patti heffner/buying lotto ticket: "share it with the family, go on a trip." )) ((mauricio marin)) patti heffner and her family are road tripping from minnesota....and couldn't miss the chance at going for the jackpot. like many others they feel they've got the winning numbers. ((patti heffner/buying lotto
i was trying to win a car in vegas and didn't win that so she told me to cash out my $20 and so i invested it in lottery tickets maybe." )) ((mauricio marin)) the register behind the counter hasn't stopped ringing either. as people took their time picking six numbers they hope will make them rich. others are leaving it up to fate. ((robert mcbride/buying lotto ticket: "i let the machine pick them. i'm no good at numbers so it's a chance if you don't you don't have any chance." )) ((mauricio marin)) win or lose some say just the idea of hitting it big is fun all in itself. ((barbara woodring/buying lotto ticket: "for us it's the excitement of the big money. you never know." )) ((mauricio marin)) tickets are only 2-bucks. they plan to stay busy selling tickets here to the very last minute. if one lucky person wins tonight's jackpot and chooses the lump sum amount...that will come out to just over 300- million dollars. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now.//// ((paula francis)) > the wheels of justice.
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47-year-old tracy morrison faces one count of first degree murder. according to metro investigators... last night, morrison entered a tent in a desert area on south decatur and charleston... and beat another man with his fists. the victim... was taken to the hospital where he died. this is metro's 2nd homicide of the new year. /// ((paula francis)) > picking the jury for a las vegas pastor's sexual assault trial took a lot longer than expected. 59 year old otis holland faces life in prison if convicted on 17 counts.. including sexually assaulting girls in his congregation. he was on the run for years before being arrested in mexico in 2012. jury selection stretched over three days... but it's over now. one of the problems was that many of the potential jurors had
know someone who has.// ((dave courvoisier)) > all three democratic presidential candidates are in las vegas... speaking at a dinner tonight. the forum is at the m-g-m grand at 6:45. it is not a debate... so hillary clinton.. bernie sanders.. and martin o'malley will all be speaking at different times throughout the dinner. the candidates are also using the opportunity to make campaign stops around the valley today and tomorrow. the democratic caucus is february 20-th... and remember we are your election headquarters.. so you can stay up to date on las vegas now dot com.. and watch politics now every sunday at 5:30./// ((paula francis)) > the new year ushered in a new insurance plan for all licensed employees of clark county's school district. and many people are getting used to the plan and trying to figure out how it affects them. sharie johnson has some details of the new plan and the impact on one teacher: ((sharie johnson)) we talked to a teacher today battling cancer. and for her the new insurance plan changes everything.
herself to get her questions answered... in person. ((sharie johnson)) elizabeth bell's 2nd home has been a classroom for more than 20 years.. now she is facing the fight of her life.. recenlty diagnosed with cancer. ((elizabeth bell, 64 years old - 1:12 i have renocel carcinoma ((sharie johnson)) we caught up with her at teacher's health trust.. they manage the new insurance health". under the new plan, the medicine elizabeth needs is close to 2- thousand dollars a month... but last year.. it was only 24 dollars a month. ((elizabeth bell, 64 years old - 2:14 it kinda scared me because i didn't see how my husband and i could afford this )) ((sharie johnson)) we we not allowed inside the teachers health trust, but elizabeth found out her new plan includes a $6,800 deductible. that means she must pay for her medicine out-of-pocket for the next three months, before the insurance kicks in. ((elizabeth bell, 64 years old - 6:26 luckily i've really saved and i was hoping to spend my money maybe traveling but this is what happened to me and i can handle it 6:35 )) ((sharie johnson)) here are some of major changes with "well health". for teachers who have one
an extra $39 dollars per check. if you have two dependents, it's estimated you'll pay an extra $131 dollars per check. plus... there are 20 percent less doctors available on the new plan. while elizabeth says she's not going to fight the insurance changes.. she will conquer cancer! ((elizabeth bell, 64 years old - 6:06 i want to fight this and see if i can beat it 6:08)) ((sharie johnson)) some positive changes... employees will be able to see a doctor within 24 hours and have telephone access to a health care professional anytime. ((dave courvoisier)) > the weather system causing rain here... forced a water rescue in arizona. a man and child were rescued after their vehicle got stock in black canyon city this morning. that is directly north of phoenix. the man and child were stuck on an island and rescuers walked them across the water to safe ground./// ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo > ((dave courvoisier)) > our 8 news now super recycling event
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 com./// ((paula francis)) > a standoff in oregon led by armed southern nevada ranchers is stretching into day four. ammon and ryan bundy.. the sons of cliven bundy... are still holed up in a remote national wildlife preserve with 20 armed demonstrators. the group claims two oregon men that have been jailed for starting large fires on federal land were treated unjustly. bundy now claims he has evidence that will help exonate the two oregon ranchers in jail for arson: ((ammon bundy/occupation leader "there is a time to go home. we recognize that. we don't feel it's quite time yet. we feel we need to make sure the hammonds are out of prison or well on their way.
((paula francis)) also today the paiute tribe said they do not approve of the bundy's actions and confrontation is not the answer. the land being occupied by the group is on their ancestral property. // ((dave courvoisier)) > a robotic rover. the latest "pet" being unveiled at c-e-s... and what allows it to learn new tricks and follow commands... ((coming up... powerful el nino slam the west coast with more on the way. plus north korea says they tested a hydrogen bomb. what it could mean for security. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
this is a commerical they put together. it will adapt as you play with it.. can recognize you.. and responds to commands. you can even teach him new tricks. it will retail for 200 dollars.. and pre-sale starts online this week./// ((paula francis)) > it's a first for nevada. coming up at six... the real life experience local students received... as the nevada court of appeals moved from the courtroom... to a classroom. > plus... skipping the long lines at hotel check in. the new tech being unveiled by one resort group ..to help cut down on those wait times./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we want you to check out our newly launched super bowl page at las vegas now dot com. just click under the sports tab, where you'll find great information on nfl stats, past games, super bowl sunday recipes and more... super bowl 50 will be on cbs this year... and we're giving away 25-hundred dollars during our newscast after the big game. you can register to win right now when you go to las vegas now dot com and click on the link on
((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier)) > the three >> pelley: the most powerful el nio storm of the season hits the west, and there is another right behind it. also tonight, an underground nuclear test in north korea sends shock waves around the world. we'll take you to ground zero in