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obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. a man accused of shooting a woman during robbery at a subway... is facing new charges. ((brian loftus)) erin ware is accused of trying to hire a hitman to take out a key witness. as vanessa murphy explains.. the arrest report says ware tried to orchestrate the the whole thing while behind bars. ((kathryn martini/shocked about shooting:i mean it's crazy. it's a sandwich shop. how desperate are people these days if they want to go in and rob a sandwich shop. )) ((vanessa murphy)) that was in june when this subway on maryland near pebble was robbed and the owner was shot. she survived. after a manhunt. the suspect, erin ware, was arrested in august and charged with attempted murder and more. but in november another investigation began when a confidential informant told police ware wanted a witness murdered. according to records, an undercover officer met with ware in jail twice...to discuss
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police also point to a note and letter....which said in part: "i heard that you're a cleanup man and i need the garbage to be taken out. handle it and i got five stacks for you. the garbage about 5'5'', blondish brown hair with glasses, thin build...." five stacks is five thousand dollars.... police say ware had the woman's work and home addresses... obtained from his case discovery... and if she couldn't be killed at work, he wanted her dead at home. later in the letter: "i just need it to happen. my life is on the line....don't worry about the cash. i got you." according to the report, the undercover showed ware a photo of the woman and said is this the trash you want taken out? he nodded. ((brian loftus)) erin ware faces an additional charge for solicitation to murder a witness. the report states he told the confidential informant... that he wanted the woman dead because she was the only one to identify him in court. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the homeless
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former las vegas firefighter... was sentenced 42-years to life in prison. noel stevens could also see the possibility of parole if he lives that long. back in 2012... 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 .)) ((kirsten joyce)) george tiaffay was also sentenced to life in prison. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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cool and partly cloudy this morning. ........ we're taking a break from the storms today with some sunshine. .... but the chance for rain returns this weekend for a brief time saturday night. ....... temps stay below normal near 50 degrees and the mornings in the 30s. ((sherry swensk))
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > las vegas mayor carolyn goodman delivered her state of the city address last night. the mayor laid out her vision for 2016... addressing that the city of las vegas is committed to 100-percent renewable energy, improving how friendly it is to walk around downtown... as well as other development projects. the number one issue she says is keeping a focus on safety: (( mayor carolyn goodman/las vegas: "because we are a tourist center and a convention center, terrorism is really something that we just want to make sure that we're helping to teach all of us -- children as well -- about 'see something, say something' and being smart about how we move around, what we're looking for and making sure we have proper law enforcement for
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loftus)) mayor goodman says her plan will be successful by combining resources at metro, city marshals... and faith leaders in the community. she also wants the marshals to have the resources to better patrol the city's parks and trails. /// ((brian loftus)) > they say a picture is worth a thousand words... and mother nature isn't holding back in this photo. ((kirsten joyce)) what an astronaut captured in space... that's leaving parts of asia heavily covered.
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learning more about the two iraqi refugees that were arrested... following a multi-state terror probe. as brian webb reports, one man is from sacramento... the other from houston. court documents reveal the 23- year-old sacramento suspect communicated over social media with an unnamed individual living in texas back in 2013. in one exchange the two allegedly discussed training and fighting overseas. the texas person identified as individual i writes: "i need to learn from your weapon expertise." the sacramento suspect responds: "if you arrive and i am still there, i will train you." a criminal complaint unsealed thursday accuses the sacramento man of traveling to syria from the u-s - and back again--after fighting alongside a terror organization...the n lying to investigators about it. authorities say the iraqi citizen originally came to the
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(flagg miller/terror expert) this is an individual who was committed to going back home as an iraqi to fight what he perceives were corrupt authoritarian regimes. law enforcement officials accuse a houston suspect of providing material support to isis. the 24-year-old texas man entered the u.s as an iraq refugee in 2009 and was granted permanent resident status in 2011. the charges have reignited debate on the campaign trial over admitting syrian refugees into the u.s. (ted cruz/ republican presidential candidate) we should not be allowing isis terrorists to come back to america with us passports and wage jihad to attempt to murder innocent men and women in this country. both suspects are scheduled to appear in federal court today. brian webb for cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) texas governor greg abbott released a statement... urging president obama to halt the resettlement of refugees in the u-s..
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vetting process to ensure americans safety. /// ((brian loftus)) > the ongoing militia stand- off in oregon continues... and yesterday, the local sheriff met with ammon bundy in hopes of an agreement. sheriff david ward asked the group of about 20 people.. to leave the national wildlife refuge peacefully. he also offered them free and clear escort out of the county to end the standoff. but bundy refused... and the two sides went their respective ways without getting what they wanted: (( bundy: "you're.. you're.. you're not going to address the grievance?" sheriff: "i'm not going to address the grievance right here today. no. not today." bundy: "ok." )) ((brian loftus)) bundy says the protesters' complaints.. about federal land management policies are not being addressed. he's told reporters they will leave when there's a plan in place to turn over federal lands to the locals. oregon's governor has called the occupation "unlawful". /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a dismissed juror from the popular netflix documentary series "making a murderer"... says he would have voted steven
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richard mahler sat through six weeks of the trial.. before he was dismissed for a family emergency. the series suggests avery was framed for the murder of a woman in wisconsin in 2005. it also claims there was vote-trading in the jury room.. before avery was convicted and sentenced to life. mahler says that could be true: (( richard mahler, dismissed juror): "that sounds about right what was happening on the jury before we wrapped it up for the first day. when we got into the jury room, the father of manitowoc county sheriff's deputy sat with his arms folded and said 'he is guilty." )) ((kirsten joyce)) before that trial, avery served 18-years for a sexual assault he didn't commit. he was freed after d-n-a evidence linked the crime to a convicted felon. avery later filed a 36- million dollars' civil suit over his wrongful conviction. he insists he was framed for the murder by local authorities angry over his lawsuit. ///
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> the government unveiled new > the government unveiled new dietary guidelines for americans... for the first time in 5-years. ((brian loftus)) the one thing they say you really need to cut back in your diet.
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wild and dangerous weather year in the u-s... with 10 weather disasters
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dollars in damage. that's according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. this graphic shows some of 2015's biggest and costliest disasters. they range from tornadoes in the southern plains... to severe weather and floods in the east... and for us in the west -- wildfires. each of these cost at least one billion dollars. 2015 was also the second warmest year on record for the u-s. /// ((sherry swensk)) > and this picture of asia was tweeted out by astronaut scott kelly. on the left side, you can see the sky looks dramatically different from the right... and it's all because of air pollution. beijing recently announced its second ever "red alert" for air pollution. to put that into perspective, research group "berkley earth" estimates the air pollution is killing an average of 4- thousand people a day in china. /// ((brian loftus)) > all of us here at 8 news now want to wish you happy chinese new year! ((kirsten joyce)) > 2016 is the
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and the bellagio conservatory is currently finishing up their chinese new year display. you'll be able to see it starting today... and will be up untill march 12th. according to the astrology... monkey years are believed to be unlucky for people born in that year. if you were born in 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004... you're considered a monkey! /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk we've gotten rid of the wind... of the wind... and the rain and the snow is winding down in the mountains... but now we get the cold back.
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clear skies overnight will allow us to cool right back down to those chilly 30s. ............ the highs will not be able to rebound back to normal this weekend or even next week. ............. and another system is out in the pacific and will bring us another chance for showers come later tomorrow night and early sunday morning. ............ in the meantime we'll keep a mix of clouds and sunshine... with some clearing for your friday night out so dress warm tonight. ..........
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night if you're going to be out late. we didn't much of anything from the last storm but we sure love the snow in the mountains and the lawns are wet and replenished. ............... next week looks drier and sunnier but again temps stay below normal. ((sherry swensk))
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > taking a supplement may help your health... but thousands of people are ending up in the hospital after taking one. ((kirsten joyce)) why doctors are seeing more young adults and
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government released new dietary guidelines... and they insist you need to cut back on the sugar. the guidelines recommend americans limit the amount of added sugars in our diet.. to no more than 10-percent of daily calories. that's about 12 teaspoons of sugar a day... a can of coke contains about 10 teaspoons. according to the report... americans on average get 13- percent of daily calories from added sugars.. while teens get 17-percent. /// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of our diet... vitamins and supplements are a good thing to take, but there's also a downside. ((kirsten joyce)) > researchers estimate supplements are responsible for more than 23-
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as jennifer whalen reports... many of those cases involve children mistakenly taking a supplement... or older adults choking on big pills. < 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 intended for somebody else." but the nutritional supplement industry insists the majority of their products are safe and the study's results are being overblown. (dr. brad bongiovanni/natur opathic physician) "the headline, 23,000 emergency room visits every year are caused by supplements.
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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. > ((kirsten joyce)) dietary supplements in the u-s do not require safety testing or f-d-a approval.. before being sold and marketed. /// > we'll be right back........///
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accident on our roads... or a building fire... there's someone there to help the people affected. meet the team who puts their time on the line when you need help in a crisis. ((brian loftus)) > and president obama had a town hall about the topic of gun control. who he blamed for not discussing gun violence. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus everyone's jumping on board with this new cleansing diet... and it only consists of tacos! we'll explain. /// < welcome to a brighter morning,
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