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fun...especially at the chance of winning 700- million dollars. folks who run the lotto store say they had people waiting out here since five this morning. the store didn't open until 8 am. as people wait to buy their ticket...some are wondering how the powerball jackpot has grown to be so huge. well november was the last time a player won a powerball jackpot. since then it's rolled and grown 18 times. with 700-million dollars up for grabs...folks from las vegas are jumping in their cars and heading down here to the state line. what would they do with all the cash? some say they'd take a vacation or buy a nice house. others say it's so much cash they wouldn't even know what to do with it. (( jim allred/buying lotto ticket: you know i've never even really thought about it. but it would be fun to win to find out what to do with it. i can't imagine ever having that much but i'd settle for one of
((mauricio marin)) for a lucky winner who might win the jackpot saturday...the lump sum pay out would be just under 430- million dollars. the odds of winning the jackpot are one in about 290- million. you have a higher likelihood of getting struck by lighting. but people say it just takes a little luck to make them the next big winner so that's why lines are out the door here in primm. they close here at 7:45 tonight. the drawing is saturday at 7- 59pm. tickets are 2- bucks and have to be purchased an hour before the draw. headng here traffic wasn't too bad but that could change as the weekend approaches. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((paul joncich)) mauricio any word on winners of small prizes from last night's powerball game? ((mauricio marin)) actually if you bought your ticket in arizona there could be
four of the winning tickets sold in arizona are worth 50- thousand dollars because they matched four white balls and the red powerball. so be sure to check your tickets. back to you./// ((denise valdez)) more rain for us -- snow on the mountains. it's really piling up on the sierra's and in lee canyon. >yeah check out the latest storm stats from this week. we picked up about .26 of rain this week. but many other neighborhoods picked up more like providence and centennial hills. also some good rain for summerlin and henderson. the mountain picked up a lot of snow this week with even more up at the ski resort. ............................... ................... latest on the doppler radar shows some light shower/sprinkle s in the southwest part of the valley, everywhere else stayind dry with plenty of scattered clouds. that could change tonight though. we also have more snow coming
............................... ................... this evening expect a chance of more isolated showers, not really looking at measurable rain here like we saw on tuesday. mainly clouds by midnight with temps getting chilly to the mid 40's. the trial is underway... for the former church pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation. during opening statements... the prosecutors said otis holland... victims who were as young as 7-years-old. holland's lawyer countered by claiming his client offered counseling sessions with the consent of the parents... where he would talk to them about sex but not have sex with them. holland has pleaded not guilty to 17 felonies including child sexual assault, lewdness, and bribing a witness. he's been jailed for four years, since his arrest in january 2012 in tijuana, mexico./// ((paul joncich)) > the homeless man hired to kill the wife of a las vegas firefighter... behind bars.
today... to 42 years... to life in prison. stevens could eventually see the possibility of parole if he lives that long.... back in 2012... firefighter and westpoint graduate george tiaffay paid stevens 600- dollars to kill his wife... shauna tiaffay. we' spoke with shauna's sister after the sentencing... (( paula stokes- richards/shauna's sister, "it's all hard... i guess just not having shauna here and we go through all of this and she.. the end of the day we don't have her and it doesn't bring her back .)) ((paul joncich)) the victim's estranged husband....georg e tiaffay, was sentenced to life in prison. /// ((denise valdez)) > in just about an hour from now,mayor carolyn goodman is set to lay out her vision for the city of las vegas for 2016. ((paul joncich)) during her state of the city address, we are expected to hear her touch on a number of issues from education to professional sports! ((denise valdez)) patranya bhoolsuwan is live outside of city hall with a preview.. the speech is set to begin at 5pm.
to do is look towards the future, gives us a sense that this is an exciting time to work and live in las vegas. of course she will highlight her accomplishment s as mayor...we have heard before ...she's been very proud of the economic development this city has seen over the last few years. we caught up with her earlier this week and she credits small businesses in moving las vegas in the right direction: ((mayor carolyn goodman/city of las vegas: "they really helped pull us through -- i think its been a slow time coming out of this great recession. but as you know too, when you drive around las vegas or you're up in a helicopter, you look at the growth of what's happening -- our northwest is exploding. and so is the southwest down by southern highlands. that whole area." )) some of the topics the mayor is expected to talk about is the state of our education. how to make our public school system better to attract more people to move here to las vegas.
crucial development projects like the medical district and downtown. she did mention to us some of her disappointments from last year including the number of the valley... and the soccer stadium she was pushing so hard for... not coming to fruition. the mayor is still positive on the goal of getting a major league team coming to the valley. she praised bill foley's efforts on bringing a hockey team to the city... and believes a soccer stadium is not out of the question in the future. ((denise valdez)) the public can share their thoughts with the city in real time right? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) yes all you need to do is pick up your cell phone or your computer and away. the city is hosting a live social media feed where people can use the hashtag #stateofvegas to join in.
facebooking and periscoping so do find me @patranya// ((paul joncich)) > the new las vegas arena... has officially been named. ((denise valdez)) the mobile company... who's name will be displayed on the big venue on the strip. ((paul joncich)) and ted cruz is on the defense... after his biggest g-o-p rival calls him out... over his birthplace. the reason the senator says he can be president...
> police have made an arrest... in a deadly shooting that happened more than two weeks ago. 24-year-old joshua simon faces charges of firstdegree murder with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by prohibited person. simon is accused of shooting another man to death on december 23rd... on charleston near pecos. metro says simon was taken into custody without incident. a team of detectives from metro and henderson police department, along with f-b-i worked together to make the arrest. /// ((denise valdez)) > and police in california have caught a man... wanted for a february murder here in the valley. officers in farifield arrested
monday... during a pedestrian stop. he has a warrant on him... for shooting and killing a m in front of an apartment. that happened on february 13th... near boulder highway and hacienda. lawson is now awaiting /// ((paul joncich)) > the new las named. it will be called the 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 april 6th. the 20-thousand seat venue is located on the strip behind the monte carlo and new york- new york. t-mobile customers will get exclusive access to seat upgrades, early ticket sales.. and fast track vip entry./// ((denise valdez)) > stay tuned... because after the break... we sit down one on one with presidential candidate bernie sanders. ((paul joncich)) how he's reacting to the news of a nuclear north korea... and his plans to keep the
((denise valdez)) vermont senator bernie sanders is trying to make up ground... 23 points behind frontrunner hillary clinton in the latest nevada poll. ((paul joncich)) politics now anchor patrick walker sat down with sanders today at his campaign headquarters and joins us with what the candidate had to say. ((patrick walker)) paul and denise... the latest poll doesn't phase him. the vermont senator told me he thinks they're actually picking up momentum... after two campaign stops here in two weeks. steve sebelius and i caught up with sanders today for our second sit-down interview with him. sanders was blunt when talking about the bundy federal facility takeover in oregon... saying it's unacceptable for anyone to take over federal property... and the militia members must be prosecuted. and he discussed his call for president obama to end a crackdown on immigrants from central america who are not eligible for asylum status in the u-s. he said he's not sure why the president would support those types of immigration raids. i asked sanders how he would deal with a nuclear north
and he said china should step in to help the u-s and other countries put pressure on the isolationist country. ((patrick walker: "and does the idea of a hydrogen bomb, or even a nuclear north korea, is that a scary thought?" sen. bernie sanders: "of course it's a scary thought, you have a, you know, when you have a government that is isolated, that is paranoid, that is incredibly authoritarian, that has no people to direct them, but a handfull of people on top, there's always a dangerous situation, no question about it.")) ((patrick walker)) all three democratic presidential candidates were in town today...after each spoke at a fundraiser dinner for the nevada state democratic party last night. ((patrick walker)) the nevada caucuses are in about 6 weeks... but the focus will be on iowa and new hampshire as well. the iowa caucuses are now just 3 weeks away... as the primary season kicks off. we are your election headquarters... and we'll be keeping track of all the developments. /// thanks
questions are being raised about qualifications of texas senator ted cruz. it centers around his constitutional ability to be president because he was born in canada. donald trump is questioning cruz's u.s. citizenship -- and it's now turned into a distraction for cruz on the campaign trail. earlier this week, trump brought up the issue on whether he is a natural born citizen because he was born in canada to his american mother. cruz initially dismissed the accusation - but he was forced to answer the question wednesday in iowa. ((sen. ted cruz/(r- tx) presidential candidate: "the child of us citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. people will continue to make political noise about it but as a legal matter, it's quite straight forward." )) ((denise valdez)) trump has a history with the birther battle - demanding president obama release his birth certificate. but this time trump's attack is aimed at an opponent who has overtaken him in the polls in
toss to weather < tedd florendo >cool today with late day. stayed mostly dry but shower chances started picking up again. winds slight breeze out there and we're cooler than yesterday. great skycam shot out there right now showing those clouds. ............................... ..................... temps today high low 50's this afternoon throughout the region. some locales only reached the high 40's today with colder charleston. cooler over to the west with milder temps to the east, although not too mild. they are lower in elevation over to the east keeping temps slightly milder than elsewhere. ............................... ................... regional temps also staying cool today with not too much of warm up in the daytime. cool from mesquite all the way down to laughlin and cold already up in the southern great basin. already at or below the freezing mark. ..................... so here's what to expect tonight and into your weekend.
mainly isolated tonight. nothing measurable for rain. colder overnight too with temps in the mid to high 30's by morning after some 40's overnight lately. rain chances go up again on saturday late day. ............................... ....................... radar and satellite both showing scattered activity out there,. but not widespread. snow showers in the mountains again with most of the focus in northeastern clark county and mohave county. ............................... zooming in. still shot of where the rain is right now and again the valley staying dry. snow in the spine of the mountains with showers now down near saint roase parkway and way up past apex. ............................... ....................... the low tracking in utah is pulling away. we're still getting some wrap around moisture around it bringing shower chances this evening, but not heavy rain. it's going to pull away even further then we'll have more
here on out. ............................... ....................... though. we get that break tomorrow. possible. but the next system in the pacific pipeline of storms bring us a slight chance of showers again saturday which is expected to be brief. drier by sunday. ............................... ........................ tonight expect a low of 37 and mostly clouds. stray shower chances are still out there at least until early tomorrow. 51 your high for friday with both sun and clouds. light winds and below average temps expected. ............................... ......................... snow chances still around tomorrow for the mountains and still possible.partly sunny at 31, with red rock 46 tomorrow. ............................... .............................. extended forecast shows temps really not too much of variance. a lot of days near 50 and overnight lows in the mid to high 30's until next week. more than a
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< 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 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. > ((denise valdez)) > teams will be duking it out in super bowl 50 a month from today... right here on channel 8. and this year, 8 news now is
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./// ((denise valdez)) > those of you who watched our new year's eve special saw something exciting. ((paul joncich)) we helped present one lucky family with a check for free mortgage or rent for an entire year! thanks to our partner... gavish real estate... mother of six.. melissa (eye-oh-knock-ah) aionaaka took home the grand prize. she was one of eight finalists who were at one of our parties inside red rock casino. today we caught up with both melissa and iddo gavish to talk about what the giveaway meant to them. (( iddo gavish//broker, gavish real estate - when we were struggling, no one helped us. so one of my commitments to my wife was when we finally achieve that, we have to step up. melissa aionaaka//mortgag e
else is just back to normal. it's unbeleiveable. it really is unbeleiveable.it's never happened to anyone i know. you always think, not me, it's not gonna happen to me.)) she and her husband plan to pay it forward this next christmas by paying off someone's layaway or a month of rent or mortgage for a stranger./// ((paul joncich)) > it's another day of loses on wall street. ((denise valdez)) what's going on in china... that's causing turmoil in our stock market.
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4" ((paul joncich)) > today was another rocky day on wall street. ((denise valdez)) investors around the world
have been spooked by stock market turmoil in china. c-b-s news correspondent hena daniels explains what this might mean for the global economy. the sell off began at the opening bell and picked up momentum as the day went on. the dow jones industrial average points.
loss of the week. nats closing bell once again, the trouble started in china, where trading was automatically halted after stocks fell more than 7- percent. the market had been open for just 30-minutes. (peter tuchman/nyse trader) it's just that sense of oh my god what's really going on chinese regulators say they're now suspending those circuit breakers, since they might be adding to the sense of panic. (tuchman) they suddenly realized this is not a great idea. this market is way too volatile (hena daniels/nyse) what's feeding into that volatility is concern about a downturn in china's economy.... and whether that weakness could have a domino effect. (jill schlesinger/cbs news business analyst) if things slow down in china the fear is the rest of asia will slow down, europe will slow down and naturally the u.s. economy will also slow down wall street is hoping to find some comfort in friday's labor report. signs point to another uptick in hiring, which would indicate
overseas, the u-s economy is still on track. hd, for cbs news, wall street ((denise valdez)) > another issue making investors nervous... oil prices dropping to a 12-year low. while it's great for consumers... it's putting a strain on a lot of companies. /// ((paul joncich)) > another person has died... while crossing a valley road. according to metro police... a 55-year-old woman died last night after being hit near cheyenne and las vegas boulevard. investigators say... she was not in a crosswalk at the time of the colllision. officers believe the driver was not impared... or speeding at the time of the crash. this is the second traffic related death in metro's /// ((paul joncich)) > the cluster of storms from el nino that slammed california all week is winding down. but the record- breaking rainstorms have flooded roads and homes, triggered mudslides, and prompted high surf warnings across southern california. ((denise valdez)) chris martinez is in newhall, california -- where some residents are cleaning up from the storm. powerful waves up to 16 feet are battering california's coast.
storms move out -- another one is brewing in the pacific. ((mark jackson/ national weather service meteorologist)) "there's a possibility of a fairly weak and fast moving system moving through over the weekend." four days of relentless rain have opened sinkholes on the roads like this one in la jolla...and across southern california. ((chris martinez/ cbs news/ newhall, ca)) "here in newhall -- about 30 miles north of los angeles, emergency crews evacuated 10 units at this mobile home park...after heavy rains triggered mudslides." brandon hanson was one of the residents who fled...and was allowed to return thursday morning. hanson says mud began washing down from the burned hillside and surrounding his mobile home on tuesday. ((brandon hanson/ resident)) "it started rising. i grabbed my son 'pack up. let's go. got them out of here" crews are working around the clock to clear streets and protect homes. despite the damage -- the storms are beginning to refill california's depleted reservoirs. l-a county has collected billions of gallons of rainwater this week... and the lexington reservoir in northern california gained about a foot of water in just 24 hours. ((marty grimes/ santa clara
good news is that the watersheds are beginning to be saturated, so we're starting to see more runoff into our reservoirs." the storm is also giving the region's snowpack a boost...dumping as much as a foot of fresh power in the mountains. chris martinez, cbs news, newhall, california ((paul joncich)) > high surf warnings are expected to remain in place for ventura, los angeles, orange, and san diego counties, while northern arizona is under a winter weather warning until friday. ((denise valdez)) the current el nino system has tied the 1997 el nino as the strongest on record. /// ((denise valdez)) > 2015 was a wild and dangerous weather year. according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration there were 10 weather disasters that caused 1 billion dollars or more in damage. check out this graphic showing some of the year's biggest - and costliest - disasters. they range from tornados in the southern plains - to severe weather and floods in the east - and wildfires in the west. 155 people died from weather- related causes last year.
shows some light shower/sprinkle s in the southwest part of the valley, everywhere else stayind dry with plenty of scattered clouds. that could change tonight though. we also have more snow coming down in the mountains. ............................... ................... this evening expect a chance of more isolated showers, not really looking at measurable rain here like we saw on tuesday. mainly clouds by midnight with temps getting chilly to the mid 40's. we're seeing some really cool technology rolling out of c-e-s... literally. l-g unveiled a high-definition t-v you can roll up like a newspaper. the 18-inch display is just one of the concept designs l-g will be unveiling...as it attempts to predict the future of television screens. none of these t-v's will be sold this year -- and it's possible they may never hit stores. it's also not totally clear why you'd want to roll up or bend your t-v... like automakers' "concept cars," l-g t-v's are meant to show off what's possible. /// ((paul joncich)) > and check out this drone... that can carry a human passenger.
the company says it can take a single passenger to a pre-programmed destination. engineers say once the destination is entered, the passenger will only have to push buttons to take off and land. the pilotless aircraft is said to reach heights over eleven- thousand feet and speeds of 62 miles an hour. this while running on batteries that last up to 23 minutes. the company has not gotten f-a-a approval for the devices or gone into mass production. /// ((denise valdez)) > there's a dark side... to taking supplements. ((paul joncich)) the number of hospital visits they're
i'm fulfilling my life's mission with the help of my team, and thanks to these veterans. i'm proud to be a doctor at va. and proud to honor my grandfather every day. search "vacareers" to find out more. supplements are big business, but there is a downside. researchers estimate supplements are responsible for more than 23- thousand emergency room visits every year. ((denise valdez)) as reporter
many of the cases involve children who mistakenly took a supplement or older adults choking on big pills, most involve young adults looking to lose weight or stay awake: < more americans are taking dietary supplements and according to a new study by federal health experts many of them are ending up in the emergency department as a result. the study was a collaboration between the centers for disease control and prevention and the food and drug administration. (dr. andrew geller/medical officers, cdc)"we found that over a quarter of them were young adults. these are people aged 20 to 34. these people were using supplements for weight loss or energy." (butt to) over a fifth were young children, that's 20 percent that had gotten into supplements intended for somebody else." but the nutritional supplement industry insists the majority of their products are safe and the
overblown. (dr. brad bongiovanni/nat uropathic physician) "the headline, 23,000 emergency room visits every year are caused by supplements. is like wow, that sounds like a lot. but relatively speaking it's less than 5 percent of all emergency room visits." dr. geller advises everyone to take precautions with these products. (dr. andrew geller/medical officers, cdc)"to all supplement consumers, we encourage you to report to your doctor that you are taking supplements. and to store your supplements as you would medication, up and away from kids." jennifer whalen. cnn, atlanta. > ((denise valdez)) dietary supplements in the united states don't require safety testing or f-d-a approval before being sold and marketed. the study says weight loss, body building and sexual enhancement products are the three types of so-called supplements that are most likely to contain unlisted, and potentially dangerous, prescription drug ingredients. /// ((paul joncich)) > president obama is taking on gun control tonight. ((denise valdez)) how he's addressing the hot button issue...
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paris... shot and killed an armed man on the first anniversary of the terror attacks on the offices of the charlie hebdo newspaper. authorities say the suspect was weilding a butcher knife outside a police station north of the capital.... and shouted 'allahu akbar' - fueling fear of a possible terrorist attack. the suspect was wearing a heavy jacket with what appeared to be wires sticking out -- but police say it was not a bomb.. one year ago today, islamist gunmen burst into the paris headquarters of satirical magazine charlie hebdo and killed 11 people, before shooting dead a policeman in the street outside. and just about 2 months ago, suicide bombers and gunmen
authorities believe the man police killed in today's africa. /// ((paul joncich)) > two days ago, president obama unveiled a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence. ((denise valdez)) tonight, he'll sit down for a one-hour town hall with a live audience to talk about those actions. karin caifa is in fairfax, virginia, where the event will take place. < gun violence has prompted some of president obama's most intense public emotion. at a memorial after a charleston, south carolina, church shooting last june -- (nats) "amazing grace...." after an oregon community college shooting last october -- (president barack obama) the conversation in the aftermath of it, we become numb to it. and on tuesday, when he announced he'd bypass congress with executive orders that - among other steps -- expand
buyers, and narrow the so- called "gun show loophole," that leaves most small and private sellers exempt from keeping formal sales records. (president barack obama) the constant excuses for inaction no longer do. a cnn/orc poll released last month found 48 percent of americans support stricter gun laws, and 51 percent opposed. and among those opposed -- emotions run just as high. republicans slammed the president's actions as unconstitution al. (rep. paul ryan/house speaker) the president clearly does not respect second amendment rights for law- abiding americans. (jeb bush(r) presidential candidate) it will take rights away from law- abiding citizens. (donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) they're not going to take your guns away, not gonna do it. they're trying. so, before a live audience divided between supporters of further gun regulation and those who oppose it-- the president will make another push, on an issue that -- like it or not - has dominated his presidency. in fairfax, virginia, i'm karin caifa. >
< tedd florendo cool today with sun this morning and more clouds late day. stayed mostly dry but shower chances started picking up again. winds slight breeze out there and we're cooler than yesterday. great skycam shot out there right now showing those clouds. ............................... ..................... temps today high low 50's this afternoon throughout the region. some locales only reached the high 40's today with colder conditions again up in mount charleston. cooler over to the west with milder temps to the east, although not too mild. they are lower in elevation over to the east keeping temps slightly milder than elsewhere. ............................... ................... regional temps also staying cool today with not too much of warm up in the daytime. cool from mesquite all the way down to laughlin and cold basin.
............................... ..................... so here's what to expect tonight and into your weekend. slight shower chances, but mainly isolated tonight. nothing measurable for rain. colder overnight too with temps in the mid to high 30's by morning after some 40's overnight lately. rain chances go up again on saturday late day. ............................... ....................... radar and satellite both showing scattered activity out there,. but not widespread. snow showers in the mountains again with most of the focus in northeastern clark county and mohave county. ............................... ...................... zooming in. still shot of where the rain is right now and again the valley staying dry. snow in the spine of the mountains with showers now down near saint roase parkway and way up past apex. ............................... ....................... the low tracking in utah is pulling away. we're still getting some wrap around moisture around it bringing shower chances this evening, but not heavy rain. it's going to pull away even further then we'll have more drying from west to east from here on out. ............................... ....................... that may not last too long
we get that break tomorrow. with mountain snow chances still possible. but the next system in the pacific pipeline of storms bring us a slight chance of showers again saturday which is expected to be brief. drier by sunday. ............................... ........................ tonight expect a low of 37 and mostly clouds. stray shower chances are still out there at least until early tomorrow. 51 your high for friday with both sun and clouds. light winds and below average temps expected. ............................... ......................... snow chances still around tomorrow for the mountains and still possible.partly sunny at 31, with red rock 46 tomorrow. ............................... .............................. extended forecast shows temps ally not t cof variance.lot of days near 5andernight lows in the midohigh 30's until next week. ))denise valdez))archaeologists have discovered parts of two 19th-century whaling ships in the arctic. and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says climate change helped them find it.
archaeologists now have more access to potential shipwreck sites than ever before. the team discovered the hulls of two whaling ships about 144 years after they and 31 others sank off the northern coast of alaska. they're believed to be the remains of ships that were /// ((paul joncich)) > more good news when it comes to prices at the pump. ((denise valdez)) the savings drivers can expect to see... /// ((paul joncich)) and a stalled project on the strip... could finally be making some progress. coming up at 5... why it's not likely for
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shawn wilczynski, mine manager - from cargill, "it is a difficult task - there's not a lot of cranes out there ready and willing to do that depth." )) ((paul joncich)) operations at the mine will put on hold for now, while safety inspectors investigate what caused the eleavtor to malfunciton. the mine operator says the mild winter has left them with a large inventory of salt and there is no hurry to resume mining. /// ((denise valdez)) > the relief at the pump looks like it's here to stay... saving drivers billions of dollars. ((paul joncich)) according to price tracker "gas buddy- dot -com"... 2016 should be the fourth straight year of gas price declines. ((denise valdez)) prices are expected to continue to drop... and while drivers will spend about 325- billion dollars on gasoline this year... that's actually 17- billion less than last year. the national average wil likely peak in may... somewhere around 2- 70 a gallon. right now... the average price in las vegas is 2- 54 a gallon... but some gas stations are selling for as low as 2-24.///
> and check out this picture taken from outer space! astronaut scott kelly tweeted this picture... showing the sky over a part of asia. you see there on the left the sky looks dramatically different from the one on the right. the reason... air pollution. beijing recently announced its second- ever "red alert" for air pollution. to put that into perspective just how bad it can get there... research group "berkley earth" estimates air pollution is killing an average of four thousand people a day in china./// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter.
tunnel for an empty tower on the strip? we've seen what i have described as robust interest how soon progress could be made on the stalled fontainebleau. ((dave courvoisier)) > looking ahead to 20-16. we'll take you live inside city hall for the state of the city address... to hear what mayor carolyn goodman has planned for the new year. ((paula francis)) > the largest lottery in u-s history. a look at what some are doing in hopes of increasing their odds of winning. <