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in las vegas./// < 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)) and i'm kirsten joyce. today... mayor carolyn goodman will layout her vision for 20-16 in her state of the city address. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens caught up with the mayor... and joins us with a preview of year. good morning michael? kirsten... on tuesday, we spoke with the mayor in her office on the 7th floor of city hall. we went into a number of topics... but started with her feelings of 20-15. the mayor said there were a lot of successes... one of those... the growth of small businesses in las vegas. she mentioned its been a slow time coming out of the great recession... and the small businesses helped
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some of the highlights she mentioned... rick harrison's new pawn plaza on las vegas boulevard and tony hsieh's continued work downtown: of las vegas: steps. we find too that these 42 million plus visitors that are coming to las vegas -- there's a real excitement and energy to come downtown. because it's elbow to elbow. it's restaurant, tavern, place to go, hotel. one after another and the best thing that i saw was the remarkable gaming revenue that was coming into our hotels. )) ((michael stevens)) the mayor also said she's proud that once filling up again... occupied. while there were a lot of successes in the mayor's eyes there were also some disappointment' s... some of those... the number of pedestrian deaths we saw across the valley... pushing so hard for... not coming to fruition. the mayor is still positive on
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coming to the valley. she praised bill foley's efforts on bringing a hockey team to the city... and truly believes a soccer stadium is not out of the question in the future. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... you mentioned... pedestrian deaths. does the mayor have any specific plans to tackle that issue in her jurisdiction? ((michael stevens)) brian, she did acknowledge it was a major problem last year... and says they're working to make the downtown area a safe place for both people walking and biking. but also reminds it's important for pedestrians to make themselves more visible so drivers can see them. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) > speaking of pedestrianrashes....a woman is dead after she was hit by a car. police say the 55-year-old woman was crossing the street last night at cheyenne and las vegas boulevard.
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over the top of the car. she was taken to the hospital where she died. police say she was near a crosswalk when she was hit...and did not have the right of way. police say it's important for pedestrians to obey traffic laws: ((sgt. richard strader, metro police: to reiterate, it's not a forcefield, it's not a safe zone completely, you're still dealing with cars speeding down the roadway, so you want to make sure vehicles are stopping when you're in those cross walks. but that's where we want you to cross. but we want you to use the signals so you stop the cars.)) ((brian loftus)) poilce say the driver wasn't time. this is the second fatal crash this year./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. looking this morning. < demetria obilor >fire reported on silver hawk avenue off spencer and serene, right by silverado high school. expect to see metro in the area. no delays on i-15 and tropicana right now. there is some construction happening on trop behind the strip.
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< > > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > hundreds of employees with solar city... will lose their jobs. the company announced 550 employee layoffs... and blame the cuts on the new net metering rate approved by the nevada public utilities commission last month. the west las vegas training center is also being taken down. governor sandoval says his office is involved... to help workers who were let go find new jobs. the p-u-c is to hold a hearing today... on the new rate.. after 2 groups asked the commission to hold it so they can submit a petition for reconsideratio n./// ((kirsten joyce)) > we're learning of disturbing ainst a corrections officer... facing prostitution charges. an arrest report says robert moore picked up a woman back on december 23rd. officers say they found moore with the known prostitute with her clothes partially off... the prostitute told police moore gave her 55 dollars and a bag of crack for sex.
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this was not his first time with the woman. he faces a misdemeanor charge for prostitution./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the three democratic presidential hopefuls were in town last night... for a dinner hosted by senator harry reid and the nevada state democratic party.. they spoke to a crowd of more than 2-thousand people at the m-g-m. hillary clinton, martin omalley, and bernie sanders lashed out at the republican party... each one also made their case as to why they should be president. ((sec. hillary clinton/(d) democratic presidential candidate: "as president, i will be your first line of defense against dangers we face, i will always have your back.")) ((gov. martin o'malley/(d) democratic presidential candidate: "i'm a lifelong democrat and i am running for president of the united states, and i intend to win, and i need your help.")) ((sen. bernie sanders/(i) democratic presidential candidate: "we have to put the american people back to work, and that's why i'm fighting for a trillion dollar
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republicans responded...sayi ng the candidates are campaigning for what amounts to a third term for president barack obama. there are just six weeks until the nevada caucus./// ((brian loftus)) > new this morning... we now know the las vegas arena's official name-- get ready -- the t-mobile arena. they made the announcement just a few hours ago. t-mobile customers will get some benefits when they go there... including a fast-track venue entrance at every event... and will have the chance for pre-sales and seat upgrades. the arena opens up on april 6th./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < it's bumpy and chillly. we're still looking for showers today, but we're on the dry side right now. and the gusty winds will continu. ........ more snow in the mountains today with that winter weather advisory. ......... colder air and the winds aren't helping either.
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folks in pahrump will encounter gusty winds at mountains springs summit on your drive into las vegas this morning. ............ scattered rain and snow showers across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way.
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back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > the powerball jackpot is going even higher... to 675-million dollars. ((kirsten joyce)) the drawing was held last night... the winning numbers were 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 and a powerball of 17. nobody won so the pot rolls over to saturday's drawing. powerball tickets are sold in 44 states...but not here in nevada. many people drove to the arizona and california state lines to play.///
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chipotle... ((kirsten joyce)) what authorities are demanding the chain hand over... outbreak. ((brian loftus)) this intersection has been driving you crazy since thanksgiving. demetria found out what caused this signal to go haywire. ((kirsten joyce)) and it might just be the sweatshirt of your dreams... how a new piece of clothing makes it comfortable to nap
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((demetria obilor))a new way to get to work in the future... the first drone was unveiled yesterday that can carry a human. it's made by the chinese company e- hang... the passenger enters the destination... then only needs to only push two take off and land. ehang claims it can reach heights over eleven- thousand feet and speeds of 62 miles an hour. but the company doesn't yet have
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/// ((demetria obilor)) > also trending this morning... another technological for sleeping. the company hypnos has developed a hoodie with a built in pillow...and have been trying to raise money to manufacture them. they've surpassed its fundraising goal by hundreds of thousands of dollars. they wanted 30-thousand but have 236- thousand! the shirt has an inflatable pillow in the hood...and they say it takes just three seconds to inflate.///
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((sherry swensk)) > 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 swenson street entrance just north of tropicana.
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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./// sherry swensk < it's bumpy and chillly. we're still looking for showers today, but we're on the dry side right now. ........ more snow in the mountains today with that winter weather advisory. snow levels could be down to 4000 most of the day... but it doesn't look like the consistent heavy snow like the day before. ......... colder air and the winds will make it a little unpleasant at
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blowing snow around. ............ scattered rain and snow showers across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way. another system is way out in the pacific that might bring us some > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > a bill that
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care heading to the president's desk. both houses of congress approved legislation for the first time. the republican led house passed the measure yesterday... and the senate passed it last month. the measure would also stop any federal funding to planned parenthood. president obama will veto the bill./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the international community is vowing to punish north korea with additional sanctions... after the country claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. u-s officials and nuclear experts are skeptical... and say the blast would have been much more powerful. if confirmed, this would be north korea's fourth nuclear test./// ((brian loftus)) > a man armed with a knife was shot to death in paris today... officials say was wearing a fake explosive vest. this comes on the one year anniversary of the deadly charlie hebdo attacks in france. eight people who worked for the satirical magazine were killed... and three police were also killed. brothers said and cherif kouachi carried out that attack.///
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of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor >sewer work happening on tropicana and koval. expect delays through march as crews work. expect inside lane closures in both directions of tropicana. flamingo is under construction, as well. you're looking at a camera near the koval intersection. expect delays on both routes as crews continue. < > < > back to you. ///
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where coffee never gets cold... ((kirsten joyce)) could soon be a reality! how the smart mug works to keep your coffee at the perfect temperature! ((brian loftus)) reducing eye strain...while at work and at play. steps you can take to make sure you stay comfortable...w hile
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((brian loftus)) > a major retailer is slashing thousands of jobs... ((kirsten joyce)) and chipotle is now facing a federal jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- and here's something to perk up your morning...straig ht from the consumer electronics show. good morning brian and kirsten! it's shaping up to be another rough day on wall street. after chinas stock market took a nosedive-- forcing it to shut down for the day after just 30 minutes of trading. yesterday the dow fell 252 points and will open below the 17 thousand mark. the nasdaq dropped 55 points.// macy's is cutting up to 45-hundred jobs--- everyone from sales associates to executives. the department store struggled during the holiday season. sales in november and december were down nearly 5 percent.//
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30 percent in just a few weeks... and now... more trouble. the restaurant chain says it was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection to a norovirus outbreak at a california location this summer. chipotle says sales for the end of 2015 are way down after the norovirus outbreaks in california and boston... and a separate e coli outbreak last year.// brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- and here's something to perk up your morning...straight from the consumer electronics show. a: check out the "ember" smart mug that promises to keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for two hours! it's debuting this week at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. there's a re- chargeable battery and a ring at the bottom of the mug lets you adjust the temperature. it costs about 130 dollars. ///
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demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > brian says the left-turn signal from eastbound desert inn onto northbound la canada st. turns green when there's no traffic, which causes unnecessary delays. it's been happening since thanksgiving. here's what happened. the water district had to make an emergency repair nearby the
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while crews were addressing the leak, they cut the underground wiring that detects traffic. clark county public works took action and reprogrammed the signal, so it will serve all phases of traffic. the traffic signal will resume normal operation once the water district fixes the wiring. repair work is scheduled for this week. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > no more pure-bred puppymill dogs at pet stores... ((brian loftus)) when the shops will have to start adopting out shelter pets./// ((michael stevens))
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join us for real change. the state of the city. ((brian loftus)) > metro police changing their response to car crashes. the new protocol you need to follow... if you get in a collision. ((kirsten joyce)) > looking at your computers and t-v's can be bad for your eyes... the symptoms of digital eye strain... and how you can keep your eyes healthy./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > it's 5-30. thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus > and i'm brian loftus. and today. . we're going to learn.. what mayor carolyn goodman has planned for our city in 2016.
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her state of the city speech inside city hall. that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens live. michael, you spoke with the mayor this week... what can we expect to hear from her? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... while the mayor is expected to tackle a number of issues tonight... she made it clear safety is her top priority in 20-16. the mayor complemented the efforts of the sheriff and metro police department in the last year... specifically citing their efforts most recently during new years eve. the mayor said safety is the key to more growth... and without it the city would be nothing: ((mayor carolyn goodman // city of las vegas: we will have no residents, no business, no tourism, no convention, no gaming if this place isn't safe so that has to be number one and that has to be number one in this country now. we know it's anywhere and everywhere. )) ((michael stevens)) the mayor also said she wants the city to become more connected.
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getting more people here. mayor goodman mentioned big projects like i- 11... but said as a whole we need to do a better job connecting las vegas and the region. mayor goodman constantly reminded me about growth in 20-16 including the development of the cashman complex. the mayor said it's important for her to keep changing things up in the new year to keep people coming to town. tonight's state of the city address will be held inside city hall tonight... starting at 5pm. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael... for those folks out and about at that hour... is the speech going to be streamed? ((michael stevens)) yes kirsten... the city says he speech will be streamed live. you'll also be able to follow along on twitter... they'll be using the hash tag "state of vegas." ((brian loftus)) > metro police will now be responding to non-injury crashes... and there's a new protocol you should follow if you get into a collision. the policy changed as of the first of the month. they say you should clear your vehicles from the road, and
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if there's a problem, and need an officer, call the non ((dep. chief gary schofield: "but if there's a fender bender and you're standing there wondering do i still need to be here can't 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.")) ((brian loftus)) in 2014 and 2015 police stopped responding to crashes where no one was hurt. police say they made those changes because officers were spread too thin... but over 100 new officers will be joining the force thanks to the more cops tax./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it will soon be illegal for pet shops to sell pure bred dogs from puppy mills. the city of las vegas voted on the change yesterday. it will bar pet shops from selling animals bred in puppy mills... and require them to sell, display or give away animals only from an animal shelter, or nonprofit rescue organization. the law barely based with a vote of four to three. it won't go into effect for two
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kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk it's bumpy and chillly. we're still looking for showers today, but we're on the dry side right now. and the gusty winds will continue. ........ more snow in the mountains today with that winter weather advisory. ......... colder air and the winds aren't helping either. temps are in the 40s but it feels colder. folks in pahrump will encounter gusty winds at mountains springs summit on your drive into las vegas this morning. ............ scattered rain and snow showers across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way. >
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kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > opening statements are set to start today for the pastor accused of sex assault... after jury selection lasted much longer than expected. otis holland is accused of sexually assaulted young girls in his henderson congregation. if holland is convicted, he
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> the man who admits to killing shauna tiaffay with a set to be sentenced today. noel stevens testified on the stand during george tiaffay's trial last year... and pleaded guilty to the crime. he says tiaffay paid him to kill shauna back in 2012. tiaffay was sentenced to life in prison. stevens' sentencing hearing starts at nine this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police are searching for a man who they say was involved in several rental scams. detectives say robert comito advertised homes he didn't own on craigslist, trulia and other websites... then they say he took victim's money before he showed them the properties. if you have any information about comito... you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((brian loftus)) > an armed militia in oregon is entering its fifth day of protests... after occupying an oregon wildlife preserve. they took over a building on the land on saturday night. the group, led by rancher ammon bundy is upset... after ranchers dwight and steven hammond were recently sent back to prison after being convicted of arson on federal land. bundy says the ranchers were
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the government. local authorities spoke at a community meeting last night... and say it's time for the group to go home so residents can return to their lives: ((sheriff david ward/harney county, or) "we're going to work through this thing. we're going to work through it peacefully, and hopefully speedily.)) ((brian loftus)) community members spoke in support for, and against, the protestors. schools have been closed since the seizure of the refuge./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < accident on flamingo and spencer. you can use desert inn as an alternate here. expect lots of traffic through the convention corridor later this morning for ces. right now, things are quiet but the roads will get packed. here's a snapshot of what the roads looked like yesterday morning.
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< > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's day two of the consumer electronics show! ((brian loftus)) coming up...the future of t-v's...and how you can get immersed in a whole different plus... southern california... getting hit by severe storms! when the region will get a break from the rain.///
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((sherry swensk)) > southern california is being hit with strong el nino driven storms... heavy rain is causing roadways to flood and mudslides are threatening homes. large trees were uprooted in san diego... and power was knocked out to thousands last night. another storm is expected to hit today, then another this weekend...and yet another next week./// adlib weather chat
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california is a muddy, wet mess... with more rain today and more snow piling up in the mountains. ............ the storm track keeps storms coming into the weekend for now. .............. this storm has had a lot of southwesterly wind and we've gotten more wind than rain this time... with a little more snow in the mountains. .............
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and warnings for southern california as earlier in the week... but lower snow levels and still watching for flowing waters and mud and rocks. ........ also lightning and thunder with colder air. ......... we could still see some rain showers today and more snow expected in our local mountains. > back to you./// >
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second day of ces. tech analysts say all the gadgets can mean billions of for this week... the goal is to highlight what's possible for technology. thin t-v's are popular this year at c-e-s... with samsung, sony, and other manufacturers making their screens slimmer. and technology has moved from 4k to hdr or high dynamic range. (( david katzmaier / senior editor, cnet the idea there is you have improved color and you have improved range, in the range from black to white so the picture can look a lot better the catch phrase is not just more pixels than 4k but better pixels with hdr. )) ((brian loftus)) but so far... there's not much content to actually watch on these screens. virtual reality headsets are also a big deal at this year's c-e-s. headsets like the h-t-c vibe and oculus rift are set to hit the market this year. and drones of all types are everywhere at the show. c-e-s.///
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> speaking of drones... nearly 200- thousand of the devices have been registered with the government in the last few weeks. the f-a-a made drone december 21st. drone registration costs five dollars on the f-a-a website and its refundable for people who register by the 20th of this month. the f-a-a also launched a new app this week... so consumers can see where they can fly their drones./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor spaghetti bowl slowing down right on scheduled. southbound traffic moving away from your screen. the drive from centennial hills still looks pretty good. rancho. > < >
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back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > preventing eye today's tech world. ((kirsten joyce)) how looking at screens can hurt
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((kirsten joyce)) > many americans spend hours looking at devices like computers and tablets... and a new survey finds it's causing digital eye strain. marlie hall explains what you can do to keep your eyes comfortable and healthy. christopher coletti works in technology sales. so he spends a lot of time on his laptop and smartphone. (christopher coletti) i started noticing that i was having headaches and eyestrain and constantly blinking he suffers from digital eye strain and he's not alone. a new survey from the vision council shows nearly eight in ten americans who suffer from digital eye strain use two or more devices at the same time. ( dr. jessi lee / park slope eye) the human eyes weren't designed to spend 10 to 12 hours a day looking up close so it's a relatively new phenomenon the survey of more than 10- thousand
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americans suffer from symptoms such as dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, headaches as well as neck and back pain from (- dr. jessi lee / park slope eye) i would say it might even be higher than that doctor jessi lee says you can help prevent digital eye strain by using the twenty - twenty - twenty rule. ( dr. jessi lee / park slope eye) for every 20 minutes that you're working up close take to 20 second break to look at something 20 feet further away and that just allows your eyes to refresh and start back fresh ) for colletti, new lenses made for digital eye strain were the ultimate fresh start. (- christopher coletti) from the moment i put on my prescription, i felt my eyes instantly relaxed ) he says the screens arent going anywhere, but the strain is all gone. marlie hall cbs news brooklyn new york. ((kirsten joyce)) doctors also say pushing your screen further back and increasing the font size on your device can also lessen eye strain.///
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things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk <
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for a check of traffic./// > demetria obilor < expecting to see more construction on the northwest segment of the beltway as the county builds out this part of 215. accident on flamingo and spencer. don't forget to avoid the convention center area. parts of the strip will slow > < >
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((brian loftus)) > there are several different types of buildings in chicago... but here's a unique one... a man built an igloo in the city ... right in a busy intersection! the photo was first posted on reddit...claiming the structure was built by a homeless man... but the creator actually lives in a building across the street. he says he spent about 15 hours building the igloo... and put the ice together using a shuvel, chisel, and tarp./// ((kirsten joyce)) > forget super woman... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen is putting on a cape.. and it says "debt destroyer!" ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... she shows us how you can meet free... in order to get out of debt. > plus... a celebrity says it wasn't him that did this "dirty job" ... the tv personality offering up an alibi... after photos of a bank robber look-alike surface.///
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head over to lasve cleaning up such a downer! don't worry! there is a better way. introducing pet dog! no home should be without one! pet dog is also a handy alarm system! copilot! baby sitter! concierge! the list goes on and on. pet dog even comes in a convenient space saver model. contact the animal foundation at and get your very own pet dog today! order now and get the instant gym attachment and watch those pounds melt away! once again, that's with a preview of the state of the city address > brian loftus > plus... big news overnight about the las vegas arena...
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