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and who will be treated like a vip there. kirsten joyce > and... the future is here! we'll be showing off some of the coolest tech gadgets at ces.. right here in studio./// < 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. mayor carolyn goodman will layout her vision for 20-16 in her state of the city address today. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael mayor... and joins us with a preview of what she has planned for the new year. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, 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...
she mentioned its been a slow time coming out of the great recession... and the small businesses helped us pull through... some of the highlights she mentioned... rick harrison's new pawn plaza on las vegas boulevard and tony hsieh's continued work downtown: ((mayor carolyn goodman // city of las vegas: we've seen some real forward 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 blighted shopping centers are filling up again... and foreclosed homes are being 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
and the soccer stadium she was pushing so hard for... not coming to fruition. the mayor is still positive on the topic of a major league team 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)) > and while you
t-mobile announced the new las vegas arena will officially be named "t-mobile arena." the cell phone carrier made the announcement a few hours ago. the las vegas band, the killers, and wayne newton are scheduled to headline the grand opening on april 6th. the 20- thousand seat venue is located on the strip behind the monte carlo and new york- new york. t-mobile customer will get exclusive access to seat upgrades, early ticket sales.. and fast track vip entry./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk it's breezy and cool.
winds have been bumping around since yesterday. we're still looking for showers today, but we're on the drier side right now. ........ more snow showers in the mountains today with that winter weather advisory in place until the afternoon hours. ......... we've got colder air and any winds will keep it feeling colder today. temps are in the 40s right now for the valley. ............
across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 news now obtained arrest records... revealing details in the case of a corrections officer arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a prostitute. some are so graphic.. we cannot share them on air.
break the story of robert moore. according to metro police on december 23rd... moore picked up woman near washington and f street and went to an abandoned building a block away. the report states moore gave the woman 55 dollars and a bag of crack for sex. we spoke with jackie poole who works at "youth with a mission" ... a faith- based group who reaches out to prostitutes. pools tells us this case is worse than others: ((jackie: that breaks my heart that it was a corrections officer. i mean, it kind of goes to show that it's bigger than we know it is when our own officers are included in the masses who are purchasing women and negating a woman's worth through that.)) ((kirsten joyce)) officers say moore told them this was not his first time with the woman. he now faces a misdemeanor charge for prostitution and is on paid administrative leave./// ((brian loftus)) > just a week into the new year... and metro police are investigating their second deadly crash. investigators say a 55- year- old woman was hit and killed
cheyenne and las vegas boulevard. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. officers say the driver was not impaired or speeding at the time./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident at flamingo and spencer. no major delays though. spaghetti bowl still moving slow. 95. expect delays there. no problems coming up us 95 from henderson or the east side. this is northbound 95 at flamingo < > < > back to you! music ((kirsten joyce)) > the race for the democratic presidential
more than two thousand people welcomed the three candidates to the m-g-m grand conference center... for the 'best in the west' caucus dinner. senator harry reid co-hosted the event... democratic party. all three candidates made their president. ((sec. hillary clinton/(d) democratic presidential candidate: "as president, i will be your first line of defense against dangers ((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 infrastructure program.")) ((kirsten joyce)) o'malley will deliver the keynote address to the economic club of las vegas later this morning. there are just three weeks left until the first caucus in iowa and 6 weeks until the nevada caucus. republicans were quick to respond to yesterday's event... saying the candidates are campaigning for what amounts to
obama./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of the race for the white house.. former new mexico governor gary johnson just announced his bid. he'll run as a libertarian.. johnson calls himself a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.... and says america's debt is the biggest issue facing the country. johnson was the party's presidential nominee in 20-12. the self- made millionaire recently served as the president and ceo of "cannabis sativa." the nevada- based company is a marijuana marketing and distribution office./// ((kirsten joyce)) > there wasn't a lucky winner in last night's powerball drawing... which means the jackpot is even bigger! ((brian loftus)) your odds at winning the biggest prize in the lottery's history! ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... this intersection has been driving you crazy since thanksgiving. demetria found out what caused
been a swing and a miss so far. we'll get a little more snow in the mountians on top of that great 16-plus inches. ........ more snow in the mountains today with that winter weather advisory and that will last until 4 pm unless the national weather service decides otherwise. ......... 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. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the world is
korea with additional sanctions... successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. u-s leaders as well as other nuclear experts, remain skeptical about the claims... they say a blast of that type powerful outcome. if confirmed, this would be test./// ((brian loftus)) > for the first time, both houses of congress have approved legislation that would repeal obamacare.
federal money for planned parenthood. the bill probably won't turn into law.. president obama has promised he'll veto any bill that dismantles his health care law./// ((kirsten joyce)) > california's governor declared a state of emergency in l- a's porter ranch neighborhood due to a massive gas leak. the leak has been emitting huge amounts of methane into the air everyday since october.. thousands of families have requested relocation and two nearby schools even sent away their students. crews say it could take months to fix it. by declaring a state of emergency, all state agencies will utilize their personnel, equipment, and facilities to assist in the repairs./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor building fire reported on tonopah drive off charleston and rancho right by umc. sewer work on tropicana and koval is going to drive you crazy through march. you also have construction impacting the flamingo/koval intersection, but that's part of rtc's flamingo corridor
< > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > hundreds of thousands of people are checking out the gadgets of the future at ces.. ((kirsten joyce)) but we've got some in studio with us! the latest in tech devices.. that you can use to save money. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
demetria obilor brian says the it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place 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.
district had to make an emergency repair nearby the intersection. 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. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > the city's biggest convention is going on right now... as hundreds of thousands of people check out gadgets of the future. ((brian loftus)) and we've got a few of them in studio this morning..
the reason they're now answering calls for crashes... even if no one is injured./// < 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, we're going to learn what mayor carolyn goodman has planned for our city in 2016. ((brian loftus)) she'll be holding 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 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 years eve. the mayor said safety is the key
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. she said that's the key to 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... what are the other options for folks who are not able to tune into our broadcast to watch it . ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the city says he speech will be
able to follow along on twitter... they'll be using the hash tag "state of vegas." ((kirsten joyce)) > hundreds of 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 working to help employees 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./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
vegas firefighter to kill his wife... will be sentenced today. noel stevens is slated to appear in court at 9 am. he was paid 600- dollars by george tiaffay... to kill shauna tiaffay back in 20-12. tiaffay was sentenced to life in prison./// ((brian loftus)) > metro officers will once again start showing up at car crashes... even if no one is injured. back in february of 20- 14... the department announced it did not have enough officers to respond to property damage only crashes. if you're in a serious injury accident you should still always call 9- 1-1... but for minor scrapes... metro says to call 3-1-1. the department credited the policy change...to the more cops bill which allowed them to increase the number of traffic officers./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? metria obilor delays to i-15 along southbound us 95. 215 along the south beltway is
show americans racked up some 68- billion dollars in credit card debt in 2015. ((kirsten joyce)) and 8 on your side's michelle mortensen is trying to make a dent in that number. she's here with how to do just that. ((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 .. we've stepped up our game .. following one family .. helping them get out of debt. we met the coffin maslow family yesterday .. and learned the details of their debt. it's pretty extensive. it includes credit cards .. medical debt ... student loans .. money owed to the i-r-s.. plus their monthly expenses.
we're going to help them get out of debt. well, we're not doing it on our own. the financial guidance center is our partner in this. their helping us with a multistep plan and over the next 12 months we're going to tackle everything from paying down credit card debt using something called the snowball method, budgeting using something called the envelop method and a whole lot more. we'll have tips on where to get your taxes done for free, how to get help with student loans, how to slash medical bills, where to get cheap dental work and more. there's so much ... i can't even mention it all. now we've been getting a ton of phone calls and emails asking ... how you can get the help. 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 destroyer facebook page. we also offer the resources
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 financial guidance center ... now dot com ... go to 8 on your side .. story. there you will find all their information to sign up. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// call the 8 on your side hotline.. at (702) 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
mountains with the powdered sugar sprinkled all over and the new snow totals for this week coming in now... and lee canyon is reporting a whopping 26 inches of snow this week! ........ and 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. ............ scattered rain and snow showers across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way. look for a chance of some showers as the day goes on... otherwise clouds and sunshine and cooler highs today near 50 degrees. ((sherry swensk)) --snow at lee canyon ski resort --received 16 inches tuesday resort --received 16 inches tuesday night back to you!
cleaning out the house or the garage now.. our 8 news now living green super recycling event is coming up later this month. it's taking place saturday, january 23rd in the parking lot of the thomas and mack. it runs from 8 am until 3 pm. here you can recycle all sorts of electronics.... get rid of your unused and expired medicine, and bring paperwork that needs shredded. goodwill will also be collecting household items. for the full list...
demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on desert inn and sandhill. here's what the north beltway is looking like right now. new traffic cams in the area, message boards, but these cones are sticking around as the county continues to improve this stetch of 215. no delays at desert inn and paradise right now, but that will change. < > < > back to you!
southern california are bracing for more rain and flooding... ((kirsten joyce)) the new threat they are now facing.. as they continue to get pummeled by el nino. plus... (( charlie ahead on cbs this morning, from coffee to sugar- we'll break down the new federal dietary guidelines coming out this morning. and gyms are counting on you not to use your membership. how to decide if a contract is worth it. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven.)) ///
somebody... look no further than the animal foundation. they dropped adoption fees for dollars. this special runs through monday.. these are a look at the cats still available. you can adopt a kitty at the main campus on mojave road and the petsmart charities everyday adoption center in henderson./// ((demetria obilor)) > it's been pretty rainy out this week... and dog owners know.. when they take their pup out for a walk, things can get a little messy. so nowadays, people are turning to these "muddy mutts" dog pants. they just started going viral in the online world. they're waterproof and makes
mountains where we'll look for even more snow today! ........ coolish 40s and some breezes this morning so grab the warm coat and gloves before getting out the door. ........... opportunity for rain and more snow today - but not the slow steady rains - just hit and miss showers. california more flooding problems. ......... drier into the weekend and maybe a shower saturday night again. more sunshine next week.
((brian loftus)) > california is getting drenched.. as el nino pounds the state with storm after storm. the southern half of the state is experiencing flooding from torrential rain. the deluge saturated hillsides.... triggering mud slides that spilled onto highways. the system has also brought more than a foot of snow to the
replenishing the region's snowpack./// ((kirsten joyce)) > paris is on edge this morning after french police shot and killed a man police station. ((brian loftus)) investigators say a man with a knife was yelling 'allahu akbar' and tried to storm the building. police say he was wearing a jacket with a suspicious device... but believe it was a fake explosive. investigators do not believe anyone else was involved and are not looking for another suspect. ((kirsten joyce)) this occurred.. on today's one year anniversary of the deadly terror attacks at the charlie hebdo newspaper offices... and nearly 2 months after the suicide bomber attack that killed 130 people./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor construction underway on flamingo right now. crews are out and about this morning, so be careful heading through this construction zone. delays on i-15 and us 95 . no freeway accidents impacting you right now. < > < >
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> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 213 points. it fell 252 points yesterday and the nasdaq dropped 55. investors will be keeping a close eye on wall street... china's stock market took a nosedive.. forcing it to shut down for the day after just 30- minutes of trading. this is the second time that happened this week./// ((kirsten joyce)) > teams will be duking it out in super bowl 50 a month from today...
and this year, 8 news now is giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the big game. just head to our website las vegas now dot come to enter and click the banner at the top of the page. and while you're there, we want you to check out our newly launched super bowl page.... just click the sports tab. you'll find great information on nfl stats, past games, as well as game day recipes./// ((brian loftus)) > "dirty jobs" mike rowe says it wasn't him that robbed a bank in oregon this week... it was his doppleganger. the police department posted these photos of the suspect... and folks thought he had an uncanny resemblance to rowe. the tv personality heard about facebook... to say he has an alibi and it was not him. rowe also said he thinks it could be an out-of-towner who wore a mike rowe mask. he says it's not too far fetched... because he ran into a woman at a halloween party who was wearing his face... him.///