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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. we're learning more about a man... accused of a trying to hire a hitman to take out a witness to an alleged crime. ((brian loftus)) erin ware was arrested back in june... police say he robbed a subway and shot the owner. several months later ware, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and more. but in november another investigation began when a confidential informant told police ware wanted a witness murdered. ((kirsten joyce)) according to records, an undercover officer met with ware in jail twice...to discuss taking the woman out. police say ware told the informant he wanted the woman dead because she was the only one to identify him in court. ((kirsten joyce)) ware now faces an additional charge for solicitation to murder a witness./// ((brian loftus)) > trial continues this morning in the case against a pastor...accuse d of sexually assaulting young girls. two victims in the trial against
both.. testified they were teenagers when holland touched them inappropriately during counseling sessions. holland faces life in prison if convicted on a long list of charges. he has pleaded not guilty. /// ((brian loftus)) > the man who bludgeoned shauna tiaffay to death with a hammer... will serve decades behind bars. noel stevens was sentenced to 42 years to life in prison yesterday... with possibility of parole after he finishes those 42 years. he pleaded guilty to killing shauna back in 2012... it... he's currently serving life in prison./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new report finds nevada's public schools rank last in the country.... education week's quality counts report looks at three different categories... those include the role of education in a person's life from birth to career... k-12 achievement...an d school finances. we receive a "d" grade in each of the categories...wit h an overal grade of "d". massachusetts ranked number one and had a b-plus score. the country as a whole received
((brian loftus)) > education officials will be meeting today district. the committee is working on a plan to possibly break up the district into separate precincts. governor brian sandoval signed the bill in june requiring a committee to study it... they will have the plan complete before the 2018-19 school year. meeting/// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < cool and partly cloudy this morning with temps in the low 40s and cooler upper 30s now. ........ we're taking a break from the storms today with some sunshine and quieter winds. .... but the chance for rain returns this weekend for a brief time saturday night.
let's get a check of traffic./// < demetria obilor >this is i-15 at saint rose parkway in the south part of town. no problems out here. ndot will start replacing lighting on i-15 with led lamps. they will work between the spaghetti bowl and jean nevada. work will take place primarily overnight through february. < > back to you. ///
happening inside the las vegas convention center... kirsten joyce and that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens live this morning... showing off some new tech. good morning michael? ((ces is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years- the global stage where next- generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. as the largest hands-on event of its kind, ces features all aspects of the industry. and because it is owned and produced by the consumer technology association (cta)tm -
are some of the biggest product's coming out of this years show? ((michael stevens)) virtual reality is big this year... giving people a 3-d experience. also, big high-tech refrigerators... with internal cameras that you can access remotely. and... of course, drones./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the push to get a convicted criminal out of
why the white house says they can't help "making a murderer's" steven avery. ((kirsten joyce)) two people connected to isis... arrested on u-s soil. how authorities say the men got into our country. ((brian loftus)) this long sought construction project just started and it's already driving you crazy. demetria breaks it all down for
and the rain and the snow is winding down in the mountains... but now we get the cold back. ......... 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. .......... then take the umbrella saturday night if you're going to be out late. we didn't get much of anything from the last storm but we sure love all the fresh snow in the mountains and valley lawns and flowerbeds ar wet and refreshed. ............... next week looks drier and sunnier but again temps stay below normal. >
((brian loftus)) > two men are behind bars... arrested on terror-related charges in california and texas. authorities say the men may have ties to isis. one is a syrian refugee charged with lying to federal investigators... a criminal complaint unsealed yesterday accuses the man of traveling to syria and the u-s...and back again...after fighting alongside a terror organization. and the other man...is accused
he entered the u.s as an iraq refugee in 2009. the charges are reigniting a debate on the campaign trail...about letting refugees in our country: ((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. ((brian loftus)) both suspects are scheduled to appear in federal court today./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the mother of the so-called affluenza teen...is set to be in court today. authorities say tonya couch and november. prosecutors were investigating if ethan violated his probation. he killed four people in a car crash back in 2013... and defense attorneys argued he suffered from affluenza...or a priviledged upbringing. both ethan and tonya were arrested in mexico last month./// ((demetria obilor)) > the white house is responding to a
subject in the netflix show "making a murderer". that's what's trending this morning. in the documentary...s teven avery is convicted of murdering teresa halbach in 2005...and sent to prison. the white house basically says they can't do anything.. the president cannot pardon a state criminal offense. fans of the show started circulating the petition...which gained nearly 130-thousand signatures./// brian loftus > let's get a check
kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor no delays along the south beltway right now. construction is underway along the airport connector, however. work continues on the west side at durango and cheyenne. the city has been installing a pipeline in the area. work should finish up some time this month.
((brian loftus)) > chinese markets are on the rebound... ((kirsten joyce)) and a group of people are suing fitness tracker company fitbit jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- netflix is bringing back a popular 90s sitcom--- part of a bunch of new original programming this year. what can you tell us?
the chinese stock market regained some of the ground it lost during yestrdays free-fall. chinese officials have suspended "circuit breaker" regulations that shut down trading yesterday and monday -- some traders said it added to the panic.// it's been the worst start ever for the u-s stock market. thursday the dow fell another 393 points... the nasdaq fell 146 points. both markets are now in what's called a "correction" -- meaning they've dropped 10 percent from previous highs.// and fitbit is facing a lawsuit from a number of users who say the heart rate monitors are under recording their heart rate... especially during exercise. the class action lawsuit points to the the charge hr and surge models -- which cost between 150 and 250 dollars. fit bit is denying the allegations.// brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- netflix is bringing back a popular 90s
original programming this year. what can you tell us? a: cut it out! net-flix released the first pictures of the highly anticipated "full- house" reboot, "fuller-house." candace cameron bure, jodie sweetin and andrea barber are back... looking a lot like they did in the 90's family sitcom. bob saget and john stamos also return. the show debuts at the end of february.// brian and kirsten? ///
demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > marie says, demetria obilor > marie says, "when i go to work at 2:00 a.m., the light at volunteer blvd. and executive airport dr. stays red forever. i think the sensors are off. it's been like that since the road work started. " last month, henderson broke ground on a $16.8 million improvement project for volunteer boulevard. volunteer will be widened to four lanes between executive airport drive and las vegas boulevard. bike lanes and drainage
the plan. henderson has adjusted the traffic signal due to construction. henderson says the signal is no longer responsive to traffic, instead it is running on a pre-timed plan. this project is scheduled to finish up in february 2017. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > an armed militia... still protesting in oregon. ((brian loftus)) how ammon bundy and local authorities...ar e trying to come to a resolution.///
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vegas. how mayor carolyn goodman is working on making our kids smarter... and our community stronger. ((kirsten joyce)) > a new set of guidelines is out for healthy eating... the changes the u-s government says we should make to our diets. ((michael stevens)) > michael stevens is live with more from ces./// < 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 joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. clark county schools still need hundreds of teachers for the current year... but many more are needed as the district grows. 700 licensed educators are still needed for this current year. and classrooms are getting more crowded... the district expects to hire
before the next school year. (((meg nigro, executive director for recruitment & development we're going all out and we aim to fill every single vacancy because all the kids deserve a licensed teacher in front of them )) ((kirsten joyce)) to get those teachers... c-c-s-d has a tentative agreement increasing the starting salary to 40-thousand per year, up from 35- thousand. and teachers who start at an at-risk school get a 5- thousand dollar bonus. currently, 90 percent of vacancies are in at-risk schools./// ((kirsten joyce)) > mayor carolyn goodman laid out her plans for 2016 at her state of the city address last night. she discussed how the city can and is improving education: ((mayor carolyn goodman: being able to access high quality education is another component to creating a world- class city. and as we know, poor educational systems impact each and every aspect of community life.)) she says education can impact not just student learning, but attracting business, building a strong culture, and controlling crime.
education through city- sponsored programs. she also wants to bring more new business and jobs to las vegas... as well as a commitment to 100% renewable energy in the city... improving walkability and more green spaces downtown... and other development projects./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk cool and partly cloudy this morning with temps in the low 40s and cooler upper 30s now. ........ we're taking a break from the storms today with
but the chance for rain returns this weekend for a brief time saturday night. we'll cover that in your full forecast. ....... temps stay below normal through the weekend and into next week... between 50 and 55 degrees... with mornings in the 30s again./// > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the leader of an armed militia in oregon... will be meeting with authorities again today. ammon bundy met with the sheriff of harney county yesterday... but bundy told him they're staying put.
refuge over the weekend... upset two ranchers were sent to prison for burning federal land. the group also wants the government to give federal land back to the citizens: ((bundy) we're here for the people, for the land to be returned back to the people. people need to be free on them and use them without intimidation or fear ((brian loftus)) the sheriff says as of right no... there are no plans to make any arrests./// ((brian loftus)) > we sat down with senator bernie sanders... while campaigning for the democratic presidential bid here in las vegas. we asked him what he thinks about the standoff: (( patrick walker: "they are armed, they've gone in armed, do you see this as an act of domestic terrorism?" sen. bernie sanders: "so far, thank god, nobody has been killed, but people with guns cannot be allowed to take over federal property, that has to be dealt with, they must be prosecuted, but again, i want to see this ended with as minimal violence as possible."))
of other issues... we'll air the full interview sunday at 5- 30...right here on 8 news now./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < injury accident on flamingo, west of paradise by howard hughes parkway... according to metro a car crashed into a semi.. one person was transported to the hospital... you can see some of the activity on this camera...it looks like traffic is still able to get by. . accident on rancho and smoke ranch >
back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > thousands from all over the world... and big name celebrities... are packing the valley. ((brian loftus)) they're all here for c-e-s inside the las vegas convention center... that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens live this morning. michael, what kind of cool gadgets are on display? ((ces is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for
stage where next- generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. as the largest hands-on event of its kind, ces features all aspects of the industry. and because it is owned and produced by the consumer technology association (cta)tm - formerly the consumer electronics association (cea) - the technology trade association representing the $287 billion u.s. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are
you mentioned there's a lot of celebrities in town for the show... who are some of the big names? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the list goes on... to name a few... shaq. ryan seacrest... mark cuban... charles barkley... nick cannon... and that's just to name a few. most of them are here for speaking engagements during c-e-s. ((brian loftus)) > a tortoise... 183 years young! ((kirsten joyce)) how experts are keeping the big guy as healthy as possible in his golden years. ((brian loftus)) it might be above freezing in the valley this weekend... but that doesn't mean you can't be "frozen". version of the movie this
lease on life...thanks to a new diet. jonathan is 183 years old! he's a giant seychelles tortoise...and has lived on saint helena since 1882. according to the daily mail... the poor guy is blind and doesn't have a sense of smell, but his new diet is bringing his health back. he's now eating high calorie fruits and vegetables... since then, he's gained weight and is more active.///
sherry swensk < winds are calmer... and the rain and the snow is winding down in the mountains... but now we get the cold back. ......... 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
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. fog advisory for california and winter storm warnings in arizona. .......... then take the umbrella saturday 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 ............... next week looks drier and sunnier but again temps stay below normal. > back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > the sheriff charged with perjury in the
authorities say brian encina lied about the circumstances of bland's arrest last summer... he turned himself in yesterday after being indicted. bland was stopped in texas for a traffic violation last summer... and was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the trooper. blands death has been ruled a suicide, she hanged herself in jail several days later. /// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor watch out for this accident on flamingo, west fo paradise. traffic is still able to get by. expect delays. this is a cone zone too. heavy traffic in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 at us 95 in the spaghetti bowl. >
< > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > if your kids can't let it go... the movie frozen has skated into las vegas! disney on ice presents frozen is at the thomas and mack. and you'll be able to check it out this weekend. for more information about the show, we're joined with performer mariah cawkwell. 1. who do you play in the show? 2. how did you get started skating? 3.
((brian loftus)) > the federal government just released new dietary guidelines. ((kirsten joyce)) they included time.. they should be no more than 10- percent of your daily calories. that's a little more than a can of coke a day. ((brian loftus)) the updated recommendatio ns also remove the limit on dietary cholesterol. it had been no more than 300 two eggs. ((kirsten joyce)) it also says teenage boys and men eat too much protein and should cut back on eggs, meat and poultry... and instead, eat more fruits and
and for us early risers.. the guidelines say 3 to 5 small cups of coffee everyday are healthy.. but only if you do not add toppings./// brian loftus > now let's send things
over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < we've gotten rid of the wind...
winding down in the mountains... but now we get the cold back. ......... 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. .......... then take the umbrella saturday 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. > < let's send it on over to demetria./// >
seeing some activity along southbound 95 and south rancho near the i-15 interchange. watch out for this crash on the eastbound side of flamingo before paradise. > < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > superbowl 50 is coming up next month and you can see it right here on c-b-s. ((kirsten joyce)) after the game... you have the chance to win 25-hundred dollars! all you have to do is enter by going to our 8 news now facebook page...
the winner will be announced on our newscast following super bowl 50. /// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of the super bowl.... the next act for the halftime show was just revealed... ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... the superstar who will put on a "flawless" performance... with coldplay. ((brian loftus)) > plus... actress emmy rossum is "shameless" .. we'll be chatting with the star about what to expect in this weekend's big premiere.///
no thanks, not my thing. i promise mom they really do hear you did you pack your toothbrush? for tips on how to start the talk visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov overnight... a philadelphia police officer is recovering after an attempted execution... the investigation into the suspect who shot him at point blank range. brian loftus > plus.... a near- failing grade for nevada public schools.. the findings of a new report.. and what needs improved. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about ces > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten