tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS January 12, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
starbucks employee./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus > and i'm brian loftus. it's 5- oclock. president obama addresses the nation tonight... in his seventh and final state of the union speech. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens is here with a preview. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... political experts we spoke to say... of course, the presidents final address will highlight a number of issues facing the country. but it's also important because it's his last address... and important for his legacy. ((michael stevens)) in his seventh and final state of the union address tonight -- president obama will talk to the american people about the
opportunities ahead: josh earnest/ wh press secretary) what's critical are the kinds of decisions we make now will have a significant impact on not just the next generation of americans but future generations of americans -nat/sot- (obama) i don't think i've ever been more optimistic about a year ahead than i am right now ((mchael stevens)) the president is expected to highlight executive actions he plans to take to tackle gun violence without congressional approval... but the white house says he'll also also discuss issues where both parties can work together: (sot josh earnest/ wh press secretary) we see that there is strong bipartisan support for criminal justice reform on capitol hill. ((michael stevens)) this year president obama has invited 23 guests to the house chamber to hear his speech, including a syrian refugee and american hero. 23-year-old spencer stone and his two friends helped take down a heavily armed gunman on a paris-bound train last year. white house staffers called him last week during his commute to work: (sot spencer stone/ american hero) they called me right as i pulled into my parking spot and they told me i would be sitting in the first lady's box and obviously i had a
((michael stevens)) the white house is also using social media to spread the president's message by providing a behind-the- scenes look at tonight's event on snapchat. ((michael stevens)) a chair in first lady michelle obama's box will be left empty to honor victims of gun violence. south carolina governor nikki haley will offer this year's republican response. ((brian loftus)) michael... will any of the candidates in the upcoming election be at the president's address? ((michael stevens)) some of the 2016 gop presidential candidates will be there. senators marco rubio and rand paul will attend, but ted cruz is skipping it in favor of his own campaign event in new hampshire. new jersey governor chris christie will be delivering his state of the state address tonight as well. brian, kirsten? brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today?
we've got clear skies and it is cooling down quickly. we had nice sunshine yesterday, but we only made it to the low 50s again... so we started chilling down as soon as that sun dropped behind the mountains. .................... make sure floor heaters are in a safe place and away from drapes and bedding. change your filters often if you're using the heater a lot. ........ temps right now around the below.... today. look for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 50s./// > back to you.
((kirsten joyce)) > the police chief in boulder city is stepping down... amid an animal control scandal. bill conger announced his resignation yesterday. conger dropped a criminal case against former animal control supervisor mary jo frazier when she retired from her job. an investigation revealed frazier illegally killed dozens of healthy animals. boulder city residents were upset over the actions by both frazier and conger... on his facebook page...conger's wife says he is retiring because -- quote--the recent events have created a significant distraction and hinder the ability to properly manage and lead a police organization./// ((brian loftus)) > the armed group who took over a wildlife refuge in oregon...is taking action.
the property yesterday...and are going through federal filing cabinets...they say... to expose what the government has done. they took over the building over a week ago... and are protesting the imprisonment of cattle ranchers. they're also upset over the government's ownership of land...and want it to be given back to the people. randy bundy says ranchers who own some of the land asked them to tear down the fence...dividing them from what they say is their property: (((randy bundy, protester) "this is ground that they've used for years in the past and now it's fenced off, prevented them from using it.")) ((brian loftus)) in a community meeting monday night, neighbors called for the bundys to go home. the harney county sheriff says there has been in increase in reports of harassment and vandalism since the protesters arrived./// ((brian loftus)) > the case of former clark county commissioner tom collins is set to be in court again today. his arraignment was delayed yesterday... he was arrested for d-u-i last month...after police say he crashed his car leaving the national finals rodeo. prosecutors say his blood alcohol was above the legal limit at point- one-one.
commission in august...citing family reasons./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a fight between a couple may have caused a crash in the southwest valley monday afternoon. this is cell phone video of the scene provided to 8 news now. it happened on warm springs between durango and cimarron. metro police say a man and woman inside the white sedan may have been arguing when the car crossed over toward oncoming traffic and hit this pickup truck. police tell us the woman driving the truck was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, same for the female passenger in the other car. and the man driving has life threatening injuries after he was trapped and had to be pulled out.... ((richard bornhoeft/driver: the car has passed me. it was swerving in and out of traffic, back door was opening and closing, it ran around around whole bunch of traffic. it ran some red lights and turned off into another street.)) ((kirsten joyce)) police are looking at whether the driver was distracted and swerved....or if he swerved intentionally./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning.
>no freeway crashes to start. there's an accident on the west side on vegas, east of jones. accident on mcleod, north of desert inn. no delays on i-15 right now, but later this morning. ndot will set up cones, west and east of the interstate. i'll tell you where you'll see them up next. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > if you ever wanted to be in a movie, now's
the next jason bourne movie...staring matt damon... is being shot here in las vegas. and they're casting lots of people to be extras. we posted a link for more las vegas now dot com. just click on links./// ((brian loftus)) > new video of el chapo's recent capture... the violent fight that took the drug kingpin down... and why it might take months to bring him back to the u-s. ((kirsten joyce)) michigan is dealing with high levels of lead in drinking water. the cost- cutting measure that is causing the problem. ((brian loftus)) better routes for pedestrians and cyclists..
valentine's day is around the corner! and a starbucks employee love. according to delish-dot-com... tony aguilar works in arizona and he came up with a few special valentine's drinks -- not on the menu. the valentine frappuccino...is strawberries and creme with raspberry syrup, vanilla bean, with blackberry syrup on top. there's the love bean frappuccino...a vanilla bean drink with raspberry syrup and raspberry flavored whipped cream... and java berry...which is java chip with raspberry whipped cream. a starbucks spokesperson told the website your barista might not know how to make them yet...but just give them the recipes.///
so we started chilling down as soon as that sun dropped behind the mountains. .................... make sure floor heaters are in a safe place and away from drapes and bedding. change your filters often if you're using the heater a lot. ........ temps right now around the valley are near freezing and below.... so we need that sunshine again today. look for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 50s. ................ clouds pushing into the west coast, but the storms will head north. we should see a lot of sunshine again today. ..... the great lakes should see a lot of snow over the next few days... in fact, maybe up to 3 or more feet of snow! .............. and bitterly cold air will keep diving into the middle of the country with below zero
back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > this morning, we're getting a look at the violent shootout that led to drug kingpin el chapo's arrest. joaquin el chapo guzman is currently awaiting extradition to the u-s... don champion has the latest. newly released mexican government video shows joaquin "el chapo" guzman did not go down without a fight. dubbed "operation black swan"- the violent raid last friday ended guzman's six-month stint
for a wealthy drug kingpin- he truly lived like a man on the run. monday, the media toured the now bullet hole riddled hideout where he was found. from the filthy kitchen... to the drab bedroom, guzman wasn't living lavishly. five of his men were killed in the shootout, but guzman managed to escape through intricate tunnels. a tip eventually led to his arrest in a stolen car. guzman is now being held at the same prison he escaped from in july. (juan miguel edmonson/former interpol special prosecutor " there's more than all the eyes of th3ge world put on him authorities say a secret rolling stone interview between the drug lord and actor sean penn led them to guzman. the meeting was set up by mexican actress kate del castillo. (courtesy: el universal mexico // mexican intelligence photos
mexican airport in october and greeting the man who ferried them to guzman. in emails to the associated press, penn dismissed criticism over his interview. don champion, cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) > guzman's extradition to the u.s. could take months. he faces murder and drug- trafficking charges in at least 6 states./// ((brian loftus)) > the michigan's governor is making sure all residents in flint have safe water to drink... after lead was recently discovered in their water supply. the governor says he first new of the lead problem in october... that's when state health authorities confirmed elevated levels of lead in children's blood samples. the problem started back in 2014...when the city stopped using pre- treated water from detroit... and instead began using water from a nearby river/// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor at 6:45 am, ndot will set up shop on oakey, industrial and wyoming near i- 15 to do some drilling work in the area. they are testing the soil and
neon, which is expected to begin in the spring. no delays on 215 in henderson. > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > elephants are being phased out of the ringling brothers circus sooner than originally planned. they'll stop using them in may...they were orginally planning to stop using elephants in 2018. the asian elephants will retire
the company said preparations for the new retirees at its 200-acre "center for elephant conservation" were completed much sooner than anticipated. ringling brothers has been criticized by several animal rights groups for its treatment of the elephants./// ((brian loftus)) > no charges for lamar odom. ((kirsten joyce)) why the former basketball star isn't charged in nevada... after drugs were found in his system. ((brian loftus)) plus, forget the snooze button. the alarm clock that makes you
bowie fans are enjoying his new album... jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. good morning brian and kirsten! so far... a better start to this week than last on wall street. even though chinese markets sold off again. yesterday the dow jumped 52 points. the nasdaq fell 5--- which means so far, it has fallen every this year.// china's wanda group is buying the hollywood film company legendary entertainment for 3 point 5 billion dollars. legendary is behind blockbuster films like jurassic world, the hangover, and the batman trilogy. it's the first time a movie studio known for big budget films has come under chinese ownership.// sales of the late david bowie's newest album jumped on news of his death. his album, "blackstar" shot to number one on itunes. it surpassed adele's "25" on amazon. and spotify said streams of
percent.// brian and kirsten? q: waking up is hard enough. but when you need to get out of bed and step on it-you can do that-literally! jill what's that about? a: if you have trouble waking up in the morning... maybe you need "the ruggie!"... an alarm clock built into a memory foam mat with speakers. it only shuts off if you stand on it for three seconds. you can upload songs, sounds, and even your favorite inspirational quotes. the ruggie will cost you 79 bucks on kickstarter. brian and kirsten? ///
all you need to do is fill out a survey. on the rtc's website, there's a survey and a mapping tool. both have english and spanish options. the survey isn't very long. you will be asked questions about your travel habits around town. for example, question 6 is, "what are the top three obstacles or concerns that may prevent you from walking or biking more?" moving onto the mapping tool now. with this map, you can draw routes and place points to share your thoughts. the deadline for the survey is january 31, so make sure you go check it out. we will have a link to everything on our website lasvegasnow.co m.
> a special guest at this year's state of the union speech. why a local woman was invited to attend the event. ((kirsten joyce)) > education savings accounts for students in nevada... put on hold. why parents won't be able to get access to the money... just weeks before they were scheduled to receive their funds. ((brian loftus)) > making driving safer... by letting cars talk to each other! we'll explain how the car to car communication works./// < welcome to a brighter morning,
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. it's 5-30. today... president obama will deliver his final state of the union address... ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is here with a preview. michael, what's expected? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... last week the president released a you- tube video... outlining his final address. in the video... the president said he wants his speech to highlight not only the progress the u.s. has made... but also what he wants to accomplish in his final year. the president is expected to highlight executive actions he plans to take to tackle gun violence without congressional approval... but the white house says he'll also also discuss issues where both parties can work together. a u-n-l-v associate professor we spoke to say on top of all the promises for the upcoming year...
looking to make a lasting impression during his speech: ((michael green // unlv, associate professor of history: barack obama will be concerned about his legacy. and he wants to go out with a bang and not a whimper. so we're going to hear a lot of inititaves -- just as we always do. the question is going to be how much can he actually do? and the answer will depend on executive orders. )) ((michael stevens)) the white house has invited a number of people to sit in the box with the first lady. one of those people... las vegas resident cynthia dias. she was chosen for the 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. some of the 2016 gop presidential candidates will be there. senators marco rubio and rand paul will attend, but ted cruz is skipping it in favor of his own campaign event in new hampshire. tonight's address will air live tonight -- starting at 6pm.
and the white house is doing something different this year... using social media? ((michael stevens)) the white house says they'll be using snap-chat to give users a behind the scenes look at his address... here's another thing... shortly after the address the president will take to youtube to answer questions. you can also be the one's asking the questions using the hash tag "you tube asks obama." ((brian loftus)) > more progress is being made on changing the sex ed curriculum in clark county schools. the sex ed advisory committee met for the first time last night... they're job is to make recommendatio ns to the school board. in september...the school board voted on topics to make up a more comprehensive sex ed curriculum... including how students can get birth control and how toef dne sex abuse. it also appears sex education in clark county is stepping away from an absinence based model. sex ed advisory committee member amey esparza says it's about the curriculum: ((amey esparza/seac member it's no longer the opinion of if we should teach this it's more like
the community said we shoudl so what's the best most accurate most concise way to teach it and we can handle making those decisions )) ((brian loftus)) recommendatio ns from the sex ed advisory committee still need to be approved by the school board. the new curriculum will only grades. the trustees did vote to include topics like cyberbullying and 5th grade ... as part of their health class curriculum./// ((brian loftus)) > the school choice program has been paused...just weeks before parents were supposed to receive their students' funds. a preliminary injunction was ordered yesterday to stop implementing education savings accounr]ts...whil e its being challenged in court. a group filed a lawsuit saying the program is in violation of the state constitution. the accounts would give parents more than 5-thousand in state funds...to use on educational expenses or private school tuition./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today?
we've got clear skies and it is cooling down quickly. we had nice sunshine yesterday, but we only made it to the low 50s again... so we started chilling down as soon as that sun dropped behind the mountains. .................... make sure floor heaters are in a safe place and away from drapes and bedding. change your filters often if
........ temps right now around the valley are near freezing and below.... so we need that sunshine again today. look for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 50s./// > < let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// > demetria obilor < freeways still quiet accident-wise. accident in the northwest on lone mountain and rancho. the other crash on the west side at vegas and jones is gone. those who live on the east side
and russell road in henderson yesterday. police say 22- year-old daron clanton is facing a murder charge... police responded to a 9-1-1 call at his home...and found a 54- year-old man dead. neighbors say the family who live in the house usually keep to themselves. the deadly shooting marks the first homicide of 20-16 in henderson's jurisdiction./// ((kirsten joyce)) > former n-b-a player lamar odom won't be charged...after he tested positive for cocaine while here in nevada. odom was found unconscious in a brothel in nye county back in october. nye county prosecutors say evidence doesn't prove that odom used the drugs while in the county. the odom family says he is now in a private facility...after leaving an l-a hospital last week./// ((brian loftus)) > a meeting will be held today... so performers on fremont street can tell city officials how they feel about the new rules. the new city ordinance started back in november... it requires performers to stay in designated zones... and chooses who gets spots with a lottery. performers will be giving leaders their feedback this afternoon.///
> fremont street paid its respects to late singer, david bowie last night. they showed a video retrospective on the viva vision canopy... he died over the weekend at age 69. bowie performed in las vegas three times during his career. he just released his 28- th studio album, "blackstar" on friday./// ((kirsten joyce)) > change is costing the government a pretty penny... ((brian loftus)) how much more pennies and nickles cost to produce...than they're actually worth. ((kirsten joyce)) a local company... recognized for being environmentall y friendly. the award the levi strauss distrubution center received... and how long they've been
but its' gonna take more than just a regular ice scraper to new york. take a look at this! icy water from lake erie spilled over and froze onto the parked car. the region is getting covered in snow too... lake effect snow dumped about two inches of snow per hour on the area yesterday... and they could get up to three feet in the coming days. /// adlib weather chat
we've got clear skies and it is cooling down quickly. we had nice sunshine yesterday, but we only made it to the low 50s again... so we started chilling down as soon as that sun dropped behind the mountains. ....................... temps right now around the valley are near freezing and below.... so we need that sunshine again today. look for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 50s. ............
back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > new technology that lets cars talk to each other... could soon be standard on all vehicles. ((demetria obilor)) the government is proposing a new rule requiring vehicle to vehicle communication technology. the techonology allows cars to see each other and warn drivers of potential danger. it's similar to wifi... allowing cars in close proximity to share information like speed and direction. they may also be able to communicate with infastructre like stop lights letting drivers know how long until an upcoming light changes. the newly proposed rule would be phased in over a period of years./// ((demetria obilor)) > meanwhile... tesla is introducing software that will allow cars to park themselves. ((brian loftus)) the upgrade will let model s and model x suv owners to park in garages or perpendicular spots without
the car can also exit the spot when the driver summons. the updates will go into about 60 thousand vehicles. drivers will be able to use the software in a few weeks./// brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 and southbound 95 approachig tne interstate.
overpass will shut down for more construction on that widening project underway right now. it will close for 90 days. < > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > nickels and pennies are nickle and diming the government... it costs more to make the coins than they're worth! the government says it costs 1- point-7 cents to make one penny... and eight cents to make a nickle. they say rising metal prices are to blame. it will be up to lawmakers to decide if any changes should be made to u-s coins, including finding cheaper metals to make them.///
finds americans are consuming too much salt... ((kirsten joyce)) the impact sodium can have on our health... and how we can cut back./// ((sherry swensk)) > the levi it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
henderson received a big honor yesterday... they're the largest distribution center in the world to receive the leed latinum certification for improving sustainability. the company retro-fitted the building to be better for the environment. it uses less energy and less water...and sends less waste to the landfill. ((michael kobori, vp sustainability, levi strauss & co.34.44 "this has been an effrot since really 2010. so, it's something that the team here at levi strauss and company have been working for the past five even longer years to do things like improve the recycling program here, to change the landscaping so it's a
swensk)) levi strauss has been in henderson since 1978./// ((sherry swensk)) > our living green super recycling event is coming up. it's happening saturday, january 23rd in the parking lot of the thomas and mack from 8 am until 3 pm. you can recycle all sorts of electronics.... get rid of your unused and expired medicine, and bring paperwork that needs shredded. goodwill will also be collecting household items. for the complete list... head over to las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk
forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < we've got clear skies and it is cooling down quickly. we had nice sunshine yesterday, but we only made it to the low 50s again... so we started chilling down as soon as that sun dropped behind the mountains. ........ temps right now around the valley are near freezing and below.... so we need that sunshine again today. look for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid 50s. ................. i think skies will be very similiar to yesterday... with high clouds around the fringes of the valley... and shooting for mid 50s today and tomorrow. then warmer into the holiday weekend.
< back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > a new report by the c-d-c says americans eat too much salt... and you might be getting more in your diet than you think. many foods are high in sodium... but don't taste overly salty. salt can be bad for our health because it can raise our blood pressure... a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. if you're trying to cut back... you might want to avoid commercial brands of bread. plus, deli meats, condiments, and diet foods sneak salt in. and poultry, like chicken or turkey, even contain sodium in their natural state../// brian loftus > let's get a check
how are things looking? demetria obilor < accident on jones and robindale in the southwest. no delays to state line to go buy powerball tickets. > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it could be even harder to pinch pennies... ((brian loftus)) how much more you're going to pay for things like gas and food this year.. coming up at 6:00... in 8 on your side. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... parents.. i know you understand.. putting a child to bed can be a nightmare.. ways that you can get them on a regular bedtime schedule.///