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joyce. this morning.. the valley is still reeling from the news that u-n-l-v head coach dave rice.. resigned from his position. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at u-n-l- v.. with more.. from rice... and the university. ((michael stevens)) brian and kirsten. after the rocky season start.. and the past few weeks of losses.. the university says they had to make a change. dave rice: its a great program and i'm just honored i got to be apart of it ((michael stevens)) former u-n-l-v head coach dave rice... had nothing but good things to
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hours after he resigned his position dave rice: i want to do what's right for everyone involved, that's my personality i'm a team guy, and its important to me that i make sure that tina and i met for quite a long time today and we mutually agreed that i would step aside 19:25 ((michael stevens)) rice was in his fifth season with running rebels. he had an overall record of 95 and 54. his win total declined each season.. since winning 26 games during the 2011-2012 season. that year.. he took us the first round of the n- c-double a tournament.. tina kunzer- murphy: you know he loves what he does, and david rice is committed to his players, it's been a tough day ((michael stevens)) athletic director tina kunzer-murphy says she's grateful for everything rice has done for not just the rebels.. but the university. tina kunzer- murphy: he's been a friend, he's family for years, and i want to thank him for everything he's done for this great university ((michael stevens)) she says...
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tough decision...but now.. she.. and the interim coach todd simon... are focused on moving forward. todd simon: we have a tremendous staff, the kids believe in them, they believe in me, they fully trust that this thing is going the right direction, and that what we're doing is going to get us to where we need to be competitively ((michael stevens)) u-n-l-v missed the n-c-double a tournament in the past two seasons.. but the university says there is still a lot more basketball to played this year. coming up in our next half hour.. we'll hear from interim coach todd simon... and his plans to get the team.. back on track. brian and kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... how did the players react to the news? did any of them blame themselves for the decision? ((michael stevens)) brian.. we asked that question to both simon and tina kunzer- murphy... they said some of the team leaders felt responible..
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not feeling additional pressure. they also said at the end of the day, it's the head coach's responibility.. not theirs./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today?
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it's clear and chilly with temps dropping back to normal upper 30s... and that will be the norm for most of this week. ........... we had a nice weekend, with temps in the mid 50s. look for a lot of sunshine like we've had saturday and sunday. we went into the weekend exptecting some rain to show up yesterday but it didn't happen and that was okay after such a soggy week. ........... we should have more clouds through the week and into the weekend. > back to you. ///
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> former clark county commissioner tom collins is set u-i charge. collins was arrested last month...after police say he was leaving the n-f-r a tthe thomas and mack. thomas and mack. he resigned from the commission in august... citing family reasons./// ((brian loftus)) > an armed standoff in oregon is now entering its second week... the group took over a wildlife refuge back on january second... the members are led by ammon bundy, son of nevada rancher cliven bundy. the group is upset over federal land policies. ammon bundy says they will only leave when there's a plan to transfer control of federal land to locals.///
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people were killed in car crashes over the weekend. yesterday... two people died in north las vegas when their car fell off a bridge. it happened near losee and carey. a 52-year-old man and a 60- year-old woman died after police say they were speeding in an s-u-v and lost control. the car fell 27 feet off the overpass...both people were pronounced dead on scene./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and two people were killed in a crash on saturday night on boulder highway and desert inn. police say 81- year-old woman and 83-year old man were turning across boulder highway when 45-year-old keith prassas crashed into them. the woman and man were pronounced dead...and prassas was seriously injured./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and a woman was killed early saturday morning...after a bus jumped the sidewalk and crashed into a bus shelter. it happened near tropicana and polaris. she was pronounced dead at the scene./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >hit and run crash at fourth and colorado.. hit and run at rainbow and
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crash up in the northeast on northbound i-15 at us 93 is clear. here's what the spaghetti bowl looks like right now. no delays in either direction. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > remembering david bowie. ((kirsten joyce)) the music that made him so successful and the illness that claimed his life. ((kirsten joyce)) making a deadly stretch safer. demetria tells you what the state plans to do about boulder highway in "what's driving you
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arrests made after a woman is raped by a public park. how police say they were able to
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((brian loftus)) > singer and songwriter, david bowie, has died at the age of 69. his family says he passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. don champion takes a look back bowie's iconic career. david bowie was a creative and artistic force. born david jones in london in 19-47, bowie ell in love with music at the age of 13. in a 2002 interview with cbs news, he explained how he decided to make a career out of
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"until quite late in my teens i didn't know if i was going to musical or if i was going to painting, i kept going back and forth but opted for music eventually" bowie rocked his way onto the scene with the legendary hit 'space oddity' in 1969. years later his artistic expression pushed the envelope with the album "the rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars." with it, bowie created the androgynous alter ego, ziggy stardust. as a publicity stunt he even claimed he was gay. bowie saw much of his success in the 70's and 80's... including his hit "fame" over his 40-plus year career, bowie released 25 albums and even acted in several movies. his latest album, blackstar, was just released on friday which was his 69th birthday. bowie's artistry still shined through.
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i'm blackstar" married to international model iman, bowie was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1996. in a facebook post, his family said he died after an 18 month battle with cancer. don champion, cbs news. ((brian loftus)) > british prime minister david cameron says bowie's death is a huge loss.///
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sherry swensk < we're starting off the week pretty quiet and sunny with some occasional high clouds... and then there might be a chance to add some more snow up in our mountains again later in the week with systems heading our way. ........... let's check the nation and see where the really cold spots are. we have 20 in reno... but single digits in ely, cedar city and flagstaff. teens in the rockies... and check our minneapolis.... at nearly 10 below zero. that was a cold place to play football yesterday. ......... the coldest vikings game in their history of football with minus 6 at kick-off and wind chills at 21 below zero. third coldest nfl game in history.
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degrees today. .............. high clouds moving into the west each time a system slides in from the pacific. those clouds will push our way and increase especially by midweek and possibly snow showers in the mountains. ............ highs in the mid 50s all week... with 30s overnight. > ((sherry swensk)) > players...and fans...were freezing yesterday during the football game between the vikings and the seahawks. they braved sub zero temperatures in minnesota.
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((kirsten joyce)) > authorities in philadelphia are investigating after they received a tip... that a radical group may harm officers. this comes after officer jesse hartnett was ambushed while in his cruiser last thursday. police say they were told the man who attacked officer hartnett...had ties to a group with radical beliefs. officer hartnett was shot in the arm but is recovering. edward charged with attempted murder and assault./// ((brian loftus)) > four of five people accused of raping a woman at a playground in new york... are behind bars. police say a 14 year old, 17- year-old and two 15-year olds are facing charges... after a woman was stopped while she and her father walked at the playground last week. police say one of the five suspects pointed a gun at her father and told him to leave. then...police say each of the five raped the woman. the suspects were gone when the father returned with police.
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brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor >a big flood control/widenin g project is scheduled to start on rainbow next month. it's a pretty big project, sure to slow you down. i'll keep you updated on the developments. no delays on us 95 near the rainbow curve. < > back to you. ///
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annoying alarm... ((kirsten joyce)) more delicious smells a new device allows you to wake up to. ((brian loftus)) it's a wrap for the 73rd annual golden globes. which movies, and actors, took
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((brian loftus))((brian loftus)) > general motors is going to trial today. ((kirsten joyce)) and apple is getting a huge number of streaming music customers. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- we all know getting up in the morning can be rough--- especially with these early hours! we hear there's a new alarm clock that could make it a little less painful? good morning brian and kirsten! this morning china's main stock
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it was concern about china's economy that sparked a massive sell off last week -- with u-s markets off to their worst start of the year ever.// the dow dropped 167 points on friday. the nasdaq fell 45.// general motors is going to trial today over its botched faulty ignition swith recall. the lawsuit is from a driver who says he was injured when his 2003 saturn ion ran off the highway. this is the first of six trials this year... g-m already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle over a thousand injury and death cases related to the recall.// and a high note for apple. its streaming music service has surpassed 10-million subscribers after just six months. to put that in perspective, it took spotify six-years to get the same amount of users. streaming music is becoming more popular than downloading songs.// brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- we all know getting up in the morning can be rough--- especially with these
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new alarm clock that could make it a little less painful? a: that's right... there's a new alarm clock that wants you to wake up and smell the coffee... or crossaints. the new sensorwake clock wakes users with delicious scents like croissant, espresso or chocolate. there is a back up, beeping alarm just in case! it costs 89 dollars and is available now for pre order. brian and kirsten? /// > now let's turn it over to
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demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > there were 14 traffic- related fatalities on boulder highway last year. eight of which were l pedestrian errof.... many of you have reached out to me concerned for your safety along this deadly stretch, so today we're talking about what the state plans to do about it. ndot says they've identified several areas along boulder
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and motorist improvements. this year, ndot will lower the speed limit along a two- mile stretch of boulder highway from 55 mph to 45 mph starting at galleria drive. most of the change happens in 2017. next year, ndot will install and overhead pedestrian flasher and an off-set median island at sun valley drive near the eastside cannery. new lighting, crosswalks and sidewalks are set for construction next year due to funding and multi- jurisdictional coordination. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > a family survives a brutal home invasion. (( one kid standing there pointing the gun at me with his hand shaking )) ((kirsten joyce)) what the victim says the suspects were after...
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reduce your chances of becoming a victim in a similar attack.
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todd simon: i have a great deal of repect for the man, he's a tremendous person )) ((brian loftus)) > the head coach for u-n- l-v's runnin rebels steps down. what's next for the team... and how fans are responding to the change. ((kirsten joyce)) > drug kingpin "el chapo" is behind bars. how a visit from actor sean penn... might have helped authorities track him down. ((brian loftus)) > and the playboy mansion is up for sale with a "hef"--ty price tag. why the buyers might get more than they bargain for!/// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning.. it's 5-30. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus.
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basketball coach for u-n- l-v... kirsten joyce the university says they mutually agreed it was time for a change. and now assistant coach todd simon is taking over as interim coach... ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live outside the thomas and mack with a closer look into the rebels new fill-in. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the head coaching change comes in the middle of rice's fifth season. now... assistant coach todd simon has task to change things around... a major task... for someone with no head college coaching experience: (( todd simon: it's a tremendous honor and i will do my best to live up to the legacy and the high standards that we have here at unlv. )) ((michael stevens)) todd simon is in his third year as a coach with the u-n-l-v men's basketball program and is in his first as associate head coach. before u-n-l-v... simon spent six seasons as associate head coach at findlay prep. there...he led the team to a 35 and one record. now...
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bring some of his proven track-record to the runnin' rebs: (( todd simon: i think we need to get back to a little bit more pace on the defensive end like we were at the beginning of the season, obviously we need to clean up some of the situational basketball, especially winning time, winning plays, we need to clean some stuff up. we are still the same team that had tremendous success and beat indiana wire-to- wire and got big leads in these games and we just have to figure out how to handle the adversity when the lead starts slipping away. )) ((michael stevens)) the michigan native... earned his bachelor's degree from central michigan with a double-major in sport studies and management information systems in 20-03. he then earned his master's degree from u- n-l-v in sport education leadership in 20-10. the rebels are currently... 9 and 7 for the season. their next game is tomorrow against new mexico here at the
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((kirsten joyce)) michael... has there been any response from the team... in regards to todd simon taking the top spot? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... simon told us.. right now they are focused on the rest of the season.. not next year. ((kirsten joyce)) > many of you you are taking your thoughts on dave rice.. to social media. will douglas tweeted: i feel it was time for rice to go, but it doesn't make me feel any less terrible. and d-l-m vegas wrote: "i'm no expert- don't have the answers.. just know how nice you are and how much you care. wishing you nothing but the best. share your thoughts by using the hasthag u-n-l- v-m-b-b./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today?
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it's a chilly start to the week with temps back to those more normal 30s... and clear skies. .............. high clouds moving into the west each time a system slides in from the pacific. those clouds will push our way and increase especially by midweek and possibly snow showers in the mountains. ............ highs in the mid 50s all week... with 30s overnight. > <
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back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > a family tells us they were the victims of a brutal home invasion... and the suspects are still on the loose. it happened over the weekend near desert inn and fort apache. ray kilcoyne says he was making dinner with friends ...while his girlfriend and son were upstairs.
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with guns tied him and his friends up with duct tape...and beat them up. he adds the men threatened to kill his son because they didn't know the combination to the safe. he thinks the suspects might have known his girlfriend's teenage son. ((((ray kilcoyne/home invasion victim:: "they went right for the safe it's like they grabbed the girl went right upstairs and it's like they knew exactly where it was. they didn't ransack the bedroom. they pulled the safe right out of the bedroom and that was it." )) ((brian loftus)) the safe turned out to be empty. if you have information that can help track down the suspects---call metro police. or crime stoppers./// ((brian loftus)) > we spoke with security expert dave shepherd... to find out what you can do if something like this happens to you. he recommends being picky on who you let into your house. and being discreet about what you own. he adds the majority of home invasions happen when no one is home. and criminals often stake out homes before going after what they want: ((((dave shepherd/risk & crisis management: "if you are trying to break into a place to start with you know if they have an alarm system or not have a dog or not they're going to know more about that to start with."
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shepherd says every bit of protection helps deter criminals./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < hit and run crash at rainbow/sunset and another at fourth and colorado. seeing more traffic in the spaghetti bowl at this hour. cones out on the shoulders of the road right now.... >
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back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > the trial for the former pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls will continue today. two victims took the stand last week. both testified they were teenagers when otis holland touched them inappropriately during counseling sessions. the 59-year-old defendant faces life in prison if convicted on a long list of charges. he has pleaded not guilty. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > c-c-s-d is holding a meeting today on possible changes to sex education. the special meeting of the board of trustees will start at 5:00 this evening... in the board room at the greer eduction center. that's on flamingo .. near eastern. there are several sex ed topics on the docket... as well as a public comment period. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a very special local guest at the state of the union speech. ((brian loftus)) the local woman...who will be joining mrs. obama. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... calming your fears...the next time you go to the dentist. the new technique researchers
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annual golden globes were held last night in beverly hills... 'the revenant' won top honors ... taking home the statues for best picture/drama. best director and best actor ((and the golden globe goes to leonardo dicaprio. wow, thank you! what an incredible honor. )) 'the martian won top comedy film...and matt damon who stars in the move...won for best actor in a comedy. jennifer lawrence beat out amy schumer for the golden globe for best actress in a film comedy...with her performance in "joy". the golden globes are often seen as predictors for who will win oscars next month.... the nominees will be announced this thursday./// ((demetria obilor)) > trending this morning-- a famous home is
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but it comes with a roommate. the playboy mansion is going for 200-million dollars... but there's a catch...the buyer has to agree to let hugh hefner live there...untill he passes away. the home totals 22- thousand square feet and was built in th e1970's for just over 1 million dollars./// adlib weather chat sherry swensk <
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we've got clear skies... it was a new moon over the weekend... so it will take a while to build that moonlight back up in the overnight hours. ............. daylight comes at its latest now... for the next few days... as it's been for the past week or so and then the sun will start to rise earlier and the days will naturally get a little ............ high clouds crowding the coast right now with another system sliding in, but this one looks light on moisture so don't look the week... week. temps near normal in the mid 50s.
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back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > drug kingpin el chapo is behind bars this morning... after a violent shootout. don champion explains how his pture might be a visit from actor sean penn. drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman is back in the same mexican prison he tunneled out of six months ago, but his days there may be numbered.
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the process of sending guzman to the u.s. to faces charges. while his lawyers have already filed motions to fight extradition, a u.s. law enforcement source told cbs news "el chapo" is expected to be in the u.s. within the next four to six weeks. guzman was captured friday after a violent shootout with mexican marines. he had been on the run since july..always managing to stay one step ahead of investigators. his downfall may have been a meeting with actor sean penn in october. mexico's attorney general says guzman reached out to producers and actors because he wanted to himself. actress kate del castillo helped bring guzman and penn together. the pair were photographed during a secret rendezvous in the mexican jungle and authorities say that meeting hideout. after years of denying he was in
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penn.."i supply more heroin, methamphetamin e, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world." he also told penn he was forced to deal drugs because there was no other way to make a living in mexico. those words may come back to haunt guzman if he eventually faces trial in the u.s. don champion, cbs news, new york ((kirsten joyce)) guzman's defense now has three days to present arguments against extradition and 20 days to present supporting evidence./// ((brian loftus)) > jury selection starts the trial of a police officer involved in freddie gray's death. caesar goodson was the officer who drove the van that carried gray. gray was arrested last april and died of injuries he sustained during the ride to the police station. jury selection is expected to last two days... and the trial could last up to three weeks. officer william porter was the first to go to court... but that ended in a mistrial./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > nhp reporting a crash on the
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.no delays inhenderson right now along the south beltway. < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > president obama will be delivering his final state of the union speech on tuesday... and a las vegas woman will be attending as the first lady's special guest. cynthia dias was chosen for the honor to highlight the issue of veteran homelessness. dias is a vietnam war veteran who was homeless after battling post-traumatic stress disorder. she has since moved into veteran's village in las vegas . /// ((kirsten joyce)) > buying gas for a dollar... could be a reality this year! ((brian loftus)) why experts say gas prices could dip to lows we haven't seen
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((kirsten joyce)) > many americans are afraid of going to the dentist... but there's new therapy that can help ease the fear. the study was recently published in the british dental journal... new research shows cognitive behavioral therapy..or talk therapy....can help. british researchers met with over 100 people to focus on replacing negative thoughts with positive ones... and gave them the skills to address their fear. after the therapy, nearly 80 percent of the patients didn't have to be sedated during their appointment.///
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things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < beautiful shot looking across the city this morning... and clear skies with chilly 30s. .......... make sure those heater filters are changed and the heaters are working well because you'll be
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high clouds coming mainly later in the week... and seasonal temps in the mid to upper 50s during the day with chilly nights in the 30s. ................ a chance for mountain snow showers with a couple of storms later in the week that look stronger, but still limited on moisture. ............. temps might warm a little more into the weekend... and even push closer to 60 degrees by sunday. clouds will stick around most of the time. > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// >
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> spending on gambling in las vegas is way down...and has been for the last six years. the casino industry in nevada lost over 660 million dollars last year... even though that number is down... casinos are still bringing in plenty of cash. visitors are spending money on restaurants, alcohol, and shows. analysts say the down side with that is if people aren't gambling as much, they're not losing as much cash./// ((kirsten joyce)) > no one won the powerball jackpot over the weekend... so the next drawing will be over a billion dollars... one point three billion to be exact. those numbers will be selected on wednesday night./// ((brian loftus)) > gas prices could get pretty cheap this year. triple-a says the national average for a gallon of gas is at a dollar-96 cents. and that's even lower for people in the southern states. falling oil prices and a strong refinery capacity...could mean the price of gas could dip as low as one dollar in some spots. we haven't seen prices that low since 1999. it's unclear if it'll get that low here...our average is about
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national average.///. brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 at us 95.... accidents at fourth/colorad o; sunset/rainbow; flamingo/215. > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > super bowl
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and 8 news now is giving away some cash for the big game! 25- hundred dollars is up for grabs during our special just head to our website las vegas now dot com to enter .... the page. while you're there 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)) > all right, so we've already said who came out on top at last night's golden globes..but something else happened that everyone is talking about.. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... we'll show you how lady gaga managed to scare leonardo di caprio during the awards show. > plus... the owner of several brothels in nevada.. is looking for a new job.. the position he is running for.. on the state senate.///
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