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assaulting young church- goers. the issue that kept coming up in court... causing a delay in seating a jury. ((dave courvoisier)) climbing out of debt. the first step one local family is taking in the 8 on your side "debt destroyer" challenge... and the information could help you! < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > the three candidates running in the democratic presidential primary are all in town tonight. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. hillary clinton... bernie sanders and martin o'omalley are attending the "battle born battleground" first in the west caucus dinner. ((dave courvoisier)) politics now anchor patrick walker is live at the m-g-m grand conference center where the event is expected to get underway anytime now... patrick? ((patrick walker)) all three candidates are expected to speak tonight... and that part of the dinner program starts in about 45 minutes. however...
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and we're told they will take turns coming on stage to speak to the crowd. the candidates have been making campaign stops here today ahead of tonight's dinner. hillary clinton held a campaign event in henderson earlier today. bernie sanders... fresh off campaign visits last week... also stumped today.... as did martin o'malley. nevada is the third state up in the primary race... with the caucus just 6 weeks away. we're told candidates will ramp up their efforts here in the coming weeks... just as they have in iowa and new hampshire. those are the two states ahead of nevada in the election cycle. i recently sat down with the nevada democratic party's chairwoman... roberta lang... to talk about tonight's event. she told me it's a big deal to get all three candidates together during the home stretch leading up to the caucuses.: ((roberta lange/nevada democratic party chairwoman: it means a lot to our state, there's a lot of excitement here, it continues to build, having them here is even more of a boost to us as we move toward the caucuses.))
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senator harry reid being on stage tonight as well. he spearheaded getting nevada to have an early caucus... because he says the state is more representatitve of the rest of the country than iowa or new hampshire. ((patrick walker)) there's people tonight... at 125 dollars a seat. we're told it's expected to be a full house. dave and paula... ((paula francis)) are there any other scheduled appearances at the dinner tongiht? ((patrick walker)) former nevada attorney general catherine cortez masto is expected to speak tonight as well. she's locked in what is predicted to be a tight senate
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joe heck to replace senator reid. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > after three days, a jury has been seated in the trial of a former pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation. 59-year-old otis holland faces life in prison if convicted on the charges. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live outside the regional justice center with the latest. ((karen castro)) jury selection took longer than expected. the state was hoping to do opening statements today but that will now happen tomorrow. attorneys from both sides had some difficulties sitting a jury because of the nature of the charges. otis holland faces a laundry list of charges including sexual assault of a minor under the age of 16. and lewdness. attorneys had some reservations in choosing anyone who may have been sexually abused or has a
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of such crimes. the concern was the ability to be fair and impartial. other questions that frequently came up during jury selection are perception of law enforcement and exposure to the high profile case. take a listen to some of the questioning: ((robert langford - prosecutor: you were not happy in the murder case of--- you knew somebody involved, is that right? if you were seated where the defendant is sitting right now, would you want someone like yourself sitting on the jury? )) ((karen castro)) otis holland was a pastor at a henderson church. police say he sexually assaulted young girls in his congregation. he allegedly offered counseling sessions to lure his victims. following the allegations, holland ran off to mexico where he was later found and extradited to las vegas. ((karen castro)) if convicted, he faces life in prison. opening statements are set for tomorrow afternoon.
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((dave courvoisier)) > thanks karen... we saw a little bit more sun here in the valley today... but the snow kept falling on the mountain. ((paula francis)) check out these pictures from lee canyon... they got six inches of fresh snow overnight. that brings the total to 16 inches... just for this storm! ((tedd florendo)) yeah and get this... the snow isn't done falling yet! < tedd florendo ((more rain on the way coming in from 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.
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we're getting the leading edge of that moisture again. had a few showers that passed 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.
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it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer. but only a few commands to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%.
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by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message. join us for real change. definition t- v's...the latest and greatest in technology now converging in las vegas. the first day of the consumer electronics show just wrapped up at the las vegas convention center. patranya bhoolsuwan is live to show us what all these innovations will mean to us one day. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) tech
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including this new baby-sitting robot name shao you from china that you can talk to ... get him to play games or even read to your kids with the click of a button ..will translate into billions of dollars for our economy. but for this week...the goal of ces is to highlight what's possible when it comes to technology: < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) from self driving cars .... to 4k televisions...the future of hi tech is all here in las vegas. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "anything you want in life is here.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) or what you didn't know you want until now ...including cool virtual reality headsets that analysts say could be coming to the market sooner than you think. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "let's say i want to be in vegas somewhere for the fireworks, i can't be there btu someone put on these goggles and it was very cool you feel it you sense it puts you in a different world.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and speaking of transporting you to a different world ...take a look at what could be coming to your homes in way of 4-k televisions. these ultra hi- definition t-vs are just some of the products...
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bump in the economy this coming year. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "287 billion dollars in that's huge for all of our lives.")) ((patranya: "one gadget getting a lot of people's attention here at ces are these drones you see behind me...a lot of them sold around the country in 2015...and a lot expected to do so this coming year.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) from more innovative computers... to smart household appliances that speak to you... that's all here at the convention. and both big and small companies present at c-e-s hope this investment will bring big business down the road.// > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and when it comes to technology the goal is to make your life easier. and i think i found one i might want on my christmas list next app you can plug onto your smart phone to control any appliance in your house including that fan right over here. so hopefully my husband is watching. ((dave courvoisier)) > getting
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the way caesars properties are hoping to do that... and how it could get your staycation started a little quicker./// ((dave courvoisier)) > in
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americans accumulated a lot of credit card debt. it's estimated we racked up 68 billion dollars in debt. ((paula francis)) that's why 8 on your side is helping all of southern nevada destroy credit card debt in 2016. consumer advocate michelle mortensen joins us tonight with details on the plan and how you can take advantage of it as well. ((michelle mortensen)) getting out of debt is not easy. if it was ... everyone would do it. but 80 percent of americans are in debt right now and don't know how to get out of it. that's why 8 on your side created it's debt destroyer program in 2015. and this year ..
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following one family .. helping them get out of debt. we found one family ... the coffin-maslow family .... whom you met yesterday ... after interviewing dozens of of debt. immediately they began meeting with michele and myself to go over their finances. spent in 2015 .. and every dollar they earned. then we created a budget ... a debt pay off plan where they will be debt free in about 7 months as opposed to 10 years paying things off the way they were. plus we've got a savings plan for them and much more for them. over the next 12 months you'll see exactly how they're doing everything. and i'll show you how you can do it too. ((michelle mortensen)) there's so much ... i can't even mention it all. now we've been getting a ton of phone calls and emails asking ...
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well ... there are three ways. online, on t-v or one-on-one. every tip and resource will be offered to you in each story we do. you can watch on t-v ... and do it at your own pace. or follow the debt destroyoer facebook page. we also offer the resources there ... plus have a few more. but the best option .. might just be the one-on-one help. that's free too. to sign up for that at the finacial guidance center ... just go to our website lasvegas now dot com ... go to 8 on your side .. and click on the debt destroyer story. there you will find all their information to sign up. ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo ((weather adlibs))>
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nevada will continue to roll out the education savings account program... despite efforts to stop it. today arguments were heard in a hearing held on a request for a preliminary injunction against the e-s-a program.
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released a statement saying the state will continue to help educational choice"... and will go ahead with their first round of funding for all qualifying applicants. opponents say the program... which allows parents to claim a majority of their child's per- pupil state school funds for private schools... is unconstitional. ((paula francis)) > students at faith lutheran were able to witness a first for nevada... the state's court of appeals held a session inside a local high school for the first time: (( zach smith, 10th grader: it was really cool for us because a lot of us are passionate about the law and this is a really cool opportunity, very unique and something that doesn't happen very often )) ((paula francis)) everything looks pretty legit inside the courtroom at faith lutheran middle and high school. students were able to witness real court cases being heard... it's a chance for them to see it in real life instead of just seeing the hollywood version: (( michael gibbons, chief judge, nv court of appeals: we're trying to give students the experience of what really happens in the courts especially the appellate courts. people can see them on tv but tv isn't always accurate in the dramatization and this will be a
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)) ((paula francis)) today's court session is the first time it's been held in a high school in nevada... previous cases outside a courtroom have been heard at u-n-l-v and u-n- r./// ((dave courvoisier)) > it's about to get a lot easier to check in if you're planning a staycation on the las vegas strip. caesars entertainment announced its rolling out self check- in kiosks at all its properties in town. that means instead of waiting in the long lines to check in during peak times... you can go to the fully- automated kiosk to check in... pay... and receive a room key. caesars is hoping the new system will do away with one of the top complaints... a long wait.// ((dave courvoisier)) > there maybe an reason why unlv hasn't lived up to their potential. ((paula francis)) they need pat's points. chris maathuis here to explain. ((chris maathuis)) and the crazy thing is--- it's almost as simple as that. the rebs need patrick mccaw to be a little more 'sefish'... when was the last time a coach needed his player to his guy to be more selfish.
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a few years ago, it was gred maddux... a few new faces are heading to cooperstown. the story coming up next here on 8 news now. < news music voice over: "from
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> ((chris maathuis)) the runnin' rebels are in fort collins looking to get on a roll... colorado state... a team dave rice hasn't beaten on the road in four tries and too make matters worse.... one of his best players is being too 'unselfish.' ((chris maathuis)) when was the last time you heard about a player being too unselfish... more often then not, we hear of players taking matters into their own hands.... but not with patrick mccaw.... they need pats' points. stephen zimmerman/unlv center; "if we're ok with anyone being unselfish it's pat." dave
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he's an unselfish guy almost to a fault." ben carter; "if it takes him to stepping out of his comfort zone to be agressive and be selfish at times so be it." zimmerman/center; "he has a problem of not being selfish enough when ever we need him to be." ((chris maathuis)) he burst onto the scene last year and was rolling along earlier this year... doing all the things you need from one of your key players. dave rice/coach;"we need all the things that he brings" ((chris maathuis)) or that he brought... he was unlv's scoring leader... on ball defender and hard worker. but all that's nearly disappeared. rice; "he's not a guy who wants to take over a game because he's such an unselfish guy, reminds me a lot of lee cummard at byu." ((chris maathuis)) the rebels have a number of players who get minutes... but they need points and that's where mccaw needs to become a little more selfish. dave rice/coach; "we need patrick's points. ben carter/center; "i agree we need to get pat going." stephen zimmerman/center; "for him to play well, helps us win." dave rice//coach; "when we've played our best he's played very very well." ((chris maathuis)) it's no secret formula... especailly for a team that's lost 3 of its last 4... mccaw needs to sense the
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take the bull by the horns and maybe come a little more selfish. stephen zimmerman/center; "the hard thing is he's a quiet kid so you can never really read him that well." nats; "patrick mccaw with 25 and unlv..." ((chris maathuis)) rebels tip with the rams tonight at 7... see if dave rice can get his first win in fort collins. here's video from unlv's last win at fort collins... it was february 19th 2011... lon kruger's final year at unlv. here's a few names you'll remember... oscar bellfield led the rebs with 18, anthony marshall had 16 and chase stanback chipped in with 12. rebels won the game 68-61 in front of 8- thousand fans at moby arena. can you imagine cancelling a basketball game with your biggest rival... maybe in football with all the shakeups. but basketball, where you play 30 games a season... byu and utah have cancelled their instate rival game... citing the rivalry is becoming contentious. first time they will not have played since world war ii speaking of byu... dave rice and dave rose have both said they don't want to play each other, which in itself
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((chris maathuis)) the baseball writers have spoken... and there is a first year selection player going in. and another who's been on the ballot for the 4th time. ken griffey jr. was a near- unanimous first-year selection, gathering 99.3 percent of the votes. the 13 time all- star was a slugger during the steroid era, but was never tained by accusations of drug use. griffey won seven silver slugger awards and hit 630 home runs. the other selection was catcher mike piazza, who got in with 83 percent of the vote. he was a 12-time all-star with the mets and dodgers and leads all catchers with 427 home runs. jeff bagwell and tim raines failed to gain the 75 percent needed for induction. the ceremonies at cooperstown are july 24. dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. paula francis see you tonight at 11. goodnight.///
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