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((patrick walker)) the ever- growing, record powerball jackpot has caught the country (( people in line)) it's now well over a billion dollars... and thousands of people have places where they can buy tickets... like just outside of primm. powerball ticket: "i got lucky i hope." )) ((patrick walker)) las vegas is synonimous with gambling. but gaming expert dr. david schwartz says lotteries like powerball have never been legal here... since nevada became a state in 1864. ctr. for gaming research: "from the start, nevada was against lotteries, it's very interesting, there was a toleration of legal gambling, legal gaming in casinos early on." )) ((patrick walker)) schwartz says lotteries were seen as corrupt for decades. by the time that stigma was lost... the gaming industry in las vegas was well established... and competition wasn't welcome. ((david schwartz/director, unlv ctr. for gaming research: "we already do have a pretty robust gaming industry here, and i'm sure that they would be so sure about 'hey, we're going to bring in this new kind of gambling,' that might upset things a little bit." )) ((patrick walker)) lawmakers have tried several times over the years to legalize lotteries... but it has failed each time. the closest attempt was in
when a bill passed out of the assembly but died in the senate. former state attorney general catherine cortez masto... also a u-s senate candidate... says she believes state lawmakers should take up the issue again. ((catherine cortez masto/(d) former nv atty general: "this is an issue that we've talked about in nevada in the past, and i think it's an issue that we should continue to talk about and bring forth through the legislative process." )) ((patrick walker)) it's an issue one person we spoke with... wants to see the legislature tackle. ((kelly gibson/supports powerball in nevada: "we definitely need powerball in nevada, because that would give a lot of people chances other than when it comes to going to the casinos." )) ((patrick walker)) lawmakers year. but the bill failed to make it out of it's initial committee. denise... ((denise valdez)) it seems like nevada is the only state that doesn't have powerball... how many states offer it? ((patrick walker)) 44 states plus the district of columbia and puerto rico have powerball.
beginning in 2014./// ((paul joncich)) > and our viewers have been sounding off on our social media pages about whether nevada should have a lottery. -pam laas writes: "yes already! nevada should have been the leader on this front and many others- it only makes sense to get in the game." -while jeffrey parfitt argues: "we don't need a lottery, we have megabucks." - and mario maldonado writes: " some of us dont go to the casinos but we play the lottery so yes to nevada state lottery"/// ((denise valdez)) > the pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small navy crafts in the persian gulf today... but has received assurances from iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. a pentagon spokesman told the associated press that the boats were moving between kuwait and bahrain when the us lost contact with them. he said the pentagon has been in contact with iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be
((paul joncich)) > president obama will address congress and the nation this evening. delivering his final state of the union address. ((denise valdez)) > the white house says his message will look back on accomplishment s while setting broader goals for the nation ahead. craig boswell is live on capitol hill with a preview of the president's speech ((craig boswell)) > an historic day on capitol hill as president obama delivers his final state of the union address... >president obama spent the afternoon working in the oval office ahead of his "final" state of the union address. he plans to lay out challenges facing the country - while
it is that binds us together. (courtesy: nbc "today") "if we can get our politics right it turns out we are not as divided on the ideological spectrum as people make us out to be." the president is expected to skip the usual laundry list of policy proposals and focus on accomplishments including health ( rep. paul d. ryan/(r-wi) speaker of the house) "while we are not certainly expecting much new, there is one thing we hope to hear from the president, and that is a comprehensive plan to defeat isis. president obama's speech is also about setting the tone for the next administration - for dr. lara brown - associate professor at george washington university - that means addressing another key audience. ( dr. lara brown/assoc. professor, george washington university) "in some ways the most important aspect of the state of the union isnt going to be what the president says it is going to be what the candidates on the campaign trail say about the speech." (craig boswell/cbs news/capitol hill) there are also silent, but powerful messages sent through the
lady - a lead plaintiff in the supreme court case that legalized same-sex marriage. not to be outdone - house republicans have invited kim davis - the kentucky county clerk who went to jail defying court-orders to issue marriage licenses to same- sex couples./// ((craig boswell)) > south carolina governor nikki haley will deliver tonight's republican response. ((denise valdez)) > is it possible the president could lay out a plan from more possible executive actions before he leaves office? ((craig boswell)) ((paul joncich)) > ((tedd
((tedd florendo)) cold and dropping to near freezing overnight. some neighborhoods were in the 30's by midnight. we'll get that same set-up again overniigth with lights winds skies clearing. ............................... ............... right now high clouds with temps cool today and below average again. winds stay light and that will allow to temps to drop even more. we're cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ................ tonight expect some scattered clouds, but mainly clear. temps getting colder by the hour
chilly 30's by 11 the time we go on for 8 newsnow at 11. we'll get more specific on how cold we'll get coming up. today former clark county commissioner tom collins entered no contest plea to a dui crash. on december 11th the 65 year old was leaving the national finals rodeo when he was involved in an accident at flamingo and koval. today in court collins attorney said that he completed a dui course and a victim impact panel. collins received a suspended sentence of 30 days. collins told the judge he takes full responsibility for his actions. ((tom collins // former clark county commissioner: i stand up and take my lumps. you know -- i was sick that night. i didn't even stay for the rodeo -- i decided to go home and i didn't even realize -- normally i did what i normally do -- i sit there for two and a half hours at the rodeo and eat something and i felt so bad... with the flu that i went ahead and went home -- can't change history. i made a mistake. but i'm still tom collins -- i'm still the guy who goes out there and works hard for everybody.
)) ((denise valdez)) in august 2015 collins resigned from his commision seat citing family matters. he says he will still run for mayor as he had announced after resigning from the county../// ((denise valdez)) > a violent scene after a man is stabbed in downtown las vegas. ((paul joncich)) who police have named as a suspect who is now on the run. and what you can do to help make sure he's put behind bars.///
vegas....and the suspect is still out there. metro police say it happened at the safari hotel on fremont near 21st street around six this morning. the suspect went into his ex-girlfriend's room and stabbed her male friend multiple times. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police are still looking for the suspect. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((denise valdez)) > a fight between a couple may be to blame for a crash in the southwest valley that left a man with life threatening injuries. this is cell phone video of the scene provided to 8 news now by richard bornhoeft.
this white sedan.. before a crash monday afternoon on warm springs between durango and cimarron. metro police say the car crossed over toward oncoming traffic and hit this pickup truck. bornhoeft says that's what he saw too: (( richard: on the passenger side, the door would open, some stuff would fall out, the car would swerve. then they're go a little ways, the door would open, the car would swerve. then they got behind traffic and shot up the turn lane and cut a whole bunch of people off and ran a red light)) ((denise valdez)) > the man driving the white car has life threatening injuries after he was trapped and had to be pulled out. the others had moderate injuries. police are looking at whether the driver was distracted and swerved....or if he swerved intentionally. if you have any information, call crimestoppers./// ((paul joncich)) > a suicide boming in turkey takes the lives of ten people. ((denise valdez)) who is suspected in this act of terror and how turkey's
you about... a crash has a portion of i-215 closed. right now i-215 eastbound before i-515 interchange, (southern beltway) is closed.... you're urged to use other routes. we'll bring you more information as we get it./// ((paul joncich)) > isis is thought to be responsible for a suicide bombing in istanbul that killed at least 10 people. turkey's president condemned the attack... and said a 28 year old syrian man is responsible. the bomber blew himself up in a crowded park near the historic blue mosque. authorities say most of the victims were part of a german tourist group. islamic state militants have been blamed for previous attacks in turkey... after the country joined the u-s year. turkey is also dealing with more than 2 million syrian refugees and a wave of migrants from syria and other countries./// ((denise valdez)) > investigators are looking into a tipster's claim about the man police say tried to kill a
edward archer is accused of hartnett... the arm. police say a tipster stopped an officer on the street and reported that archer was actually a part of a group of four people with "radical beliefs." authorities have said isis. the tipster also told the over. police and the f-b-i are trying to determine if the information is credible. for now, they say all officers will continue to work in pairs./// toss to weather < tedd florendo >clear skies will begin to cloud up again little overnight. looking at mostly clear skies but cold again by morning. temps in the 30's and 20's through many locales overnight. winds stay light as well ........ afternoon temps hit the low 50's
when we should be around 58 degrees. cooler on the west side of the valley with milder weather over tot east side where we're lower in elevation. chilly up on mount charlestyon and souther sections of the valley low 50's today. ............................... ............ regional temps already cold in southern great basin with coll temps from mesquite all the way down to laughlin. high 50's late today for pahrump and milder in death valley. cold already in reno. ............................... .................... chilly across most of the lower 48 states. cold in wasatch and looking at subzero temps overnight in the the twin cities and chicago. cold air stretching all the way down to the deep south. look at atlanta and florida in the 4o's to 50's at this hour. ............................... ................. to the upper midwest we go for the snow. clipper system bringing lake affect snow to the michigan and pennyslvain and upstate new york. more snow for boston heading to main as well. ............................... ............ back west the pacific northwest getting pounded with more rain
snow coming down heavily in the washington and oregon cascades along with california. we'll see clouds to begin to thicken a little more overnight. we're tracking more systems out here in the pacific. but all are taking aim at the northwest and will cross over us. we'll have some breezes, but unfortuntaly not a lot or rain chances this week. ............................... ............... overnight lows however will be cold in the morning for at least the first half of the week. at or just below freezing for many neighborhoods. with 20's in summerlin and southwest neighborhoos and anthem. ............................... .............. regional lows dropping to near freezing or colder from mesquite to pahrump as well. chilly teens for the southern great basin. ............................... .. so tonight expect a low near freezing with scattered overnight clouds. winds stay light allowing temps to drop even more. tomorrow 55 for the high with more sunshine. and light winds.
............................... ...... extended forecast shows temps actually finally getting to average this weekend. more clouds by late week with mountain shower chances on saturday. and rain chances could return as early as tuesay next week. a major plan is in the works to make things easier for pedestrians on the valley roadways. demetria obilor has the details in todays what's driving you crazy.... (( )) demetria obilor: the rtc and southern nevada health district have teamed up to update and revise the regional bicycle and pedestrian plan. the rtc says the plan could influence future road design and help prioritize projects. 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.
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. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((paul joncich)) > the runnin' rebels are back on the court tonight! ((denise valdez)) and that means it's time to recognize another teacher of the game. chris maathuis will introduce us to a person who teaches history
j@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us.
runnin' rebs play will hit the hardwood for the first time without former head coach dave rice. they'll face off against new mexico at the thomas and mack.. tipoff is at 7 pm. on sunday, the university announced the school and rice mutually agreed it was time for a change. rice led the rebels for five seasons. today he tweeted to runnin' rebel fans... encouraging them to pack the stadium tonight. assistant coach todd simon is now taking over as interim coach./// ((denise valdz)e > during every unlv home game a terrific clark country teacher is honored. it's a person who is making a difference in the lives our children. here's sports director chris maathuis with today's teacher of the game. ((chris maathuis)) on behalf of channel 8, silverstate schools credit union, unlv and mgm resorts... our teacher of the game is pate
nats; "congratulations. ..applause. ((chris maathuis)) pate thomas teaches u.s. history and human georgraphy at southwest career and technical academy. not only do students learn in pate's class... they have fun doing it. pate thomas/teacher of game; "i don't just try to teach them history, i trry to teach them about life and how they can use history to impact their life." ((chris maathuis)) where else can you enjoy interactive teaching... these kids may play charades using vocabulary and definitions... but students also have fun playing fly swatter jeopardy. pate thomas; "sometimes kids look at history as something in the past, i try to link that past to the present for them. ((chris maathuis)) he's succeed.. staying after school for tutoring is the norm. pate; "when you show kids their video games are based on historical events, suddenly they become interested in the
maathuis)) thomas makes sure kids learn history, and other lessons in life. just like his students are eager to learn, he's eager to teach.. loves it. for all the reasons that make up a good teacher... pate thomas is at the top and that's why he's our teacher of the game. ((paul joncich)) > a plan to offer an education choice in nevada is put on hold. ((denise valdez)) we hear how local parents are reacting to the move and why they say it's causing some serious concerns about the future of their child's
at 4" officer under arrest... this is news just into the newsroom. ((denise valdez)) and we are learning this arrest has to do with domestic violence. our own vanessa murphy is in the newsroom... where she just got this all confirmed. vanessa what have you learned? ((vanessa murphy)) serious allegations against this officer. here is his mugshot.... we just learned officer james burt was arrested today for domestic battery by strangulation and first degree kidnapping. according to metro police, he's been with the department since 2005 and is relieved of duty without pay pending investigations. this is new information we just received and we will work to find out what led to these charges... and who officer burt is accused of attacking and kidnapping. back to you. ((denise valdez)) > plans halted... thousands of parents around the
out where to send their children to school this fall. ((paul joncich)) an injunction was filed against the education savings account -- an option for parents to get thousands of to private school. is here. ashley, are some parents now frustrated about what to do next. ((ashley conroy)) > paul, denise, they certainly are. the education savings account was all part of senate bill 302 that passed during the nevada legislature last year. the parent we spoke with today was already starting to look for private school options for this fall... but now, she's questioning what to do next. > nats -- megan heryet is frustrated her 5-year-old son won't be attending private school when he starts first grade. sot: 11:25:07 - :15 -- megan heryet (hurry-et), mom, supports sb 302 we pay $140 for our son to be tutored now because we couldn't find the right school for him this year. her son attended crestwood elementary, a title one public school in las vegas. she was hoping private school would be an option after she found out her son would have multiple substitues for the
her main concern? what first grade would look like for her son. sot: 11:24:25 -- :30 he was coming home from school everyday saying oh we read this same book today... everyday the same book. her family is one of 4- thousand statewide with eligibility for the education savings account -- a senate bill passed during the 2015 nevada legislative session for families to receive 5- thousand or more dollars to help send their children to private school. but that changed for heryet and others after a carson city judge recently filed an injunction to stop payment to parents. sot: 11:25:44 -- :47 (laughs)
i thought i was going to cry becasue we were really counting on that money coming in february. the education saving account would've also helped fund tuition and fees, textbooks, and transportation. heryet is now figuring out what to do next.. sot: 11:25:50 -- :57 i just don't know what that gives us for options. obviously we know that private school is expensive, we have two kids. /// ((ashley conroy)) the education savings account was a republican
a coalition was formed last year which included democratic state senators and the aclu.
their concern.. it would "divert money from already strapped public schools." ((paul joncich)) > parents who planned for this are obviously confused on what's next -- but did you speak with any parents who say maybe the education savings account isn't needed in our state? ((ashley conroy)) paul, i did speak with a parent who said, "why not charter school?" -- why use taxpayers dollars to help some people send their child to private school. so there's certainly that other side to this argument as well. ((denise valdez)) > and our viewers are talking about this on social media. -ronni rae says "the money is for education. when the public school system is not able to accomplish that task, parents/caregiv ers should have the right to use the money allocated for their child(ren) towards other methods of education." - and wanda lamphere wrote "well if we had the lottery in nevada our they need... instead we are helping california school system by play their lottery"./// ((paul joncich)) > more people
but officials are confident they break those record breaking numbers again this year. the las vegas convention and visitors aurthority heard the 20-16 forecast today... and they are hoping to grow visitors to close to 45 million tourists. in 2015.. more than 42 million people came to the valley... the most on record... but the marketing group credits a strong national economy... and casinos that are adding to their properties to their confidence in breaking that record this year: ((kevin bagger/ senior director of strategic research, lvcva: there is still room for growth right now, the thing about las vegas that people seem to get desentsitized, at least locals do, there is constant reinvestment in the destination, the hotels are constantly updating their properties, whether it is new restaurants or the tmobile arena is opening up this year, there are new headliners coming to town, as long as the hotels continue to aggressively do that while we in partnership with them to aggressively market those hotels we believe we will continue to see growth at least in the near term. )) ((paul joncich)) the l-v-c-v-a also has a partnership with airlines... and have worked to increase the
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news we told you about earlier. we've learned that a motorcycle rider has died. it happened on lake mead parkway near industrial park east of the 95. eastbound west lake mead parkway is shut down in area./// ((paul joncich)) > friends of a florida woman found dead in her apartment in florence italy say they last saw the 35 year old when they said goodby to her in a nightclub. ((denise valdez)) her body was found last weekend. cbs reporter allen pizzey has the latest on the investigation - from rome. > (father laying tribute) in a poignant reminder that this is as much a tragedy as a murder mystery...ashley olsen's father walter laid a wreath outside the front door of the building she
(getty still - no excerpting) the apartment where her body was found has been sealed by police. (various police street scenes) (enex) according to italian media reports and police sources.olsen was not killed with bare hands. the actual date and time of death will not be available for weeks the apartment was in chaos.broken glass.a smashed chair.. clothes were strewn about and olsen was wearing only socks. (instagram photo of olsen with boyfriend) olsen's boyfriend, who found her body, has an alibi, and the landlady who entered the apartment with him said he tried to revive olsen even though it was obvious she was dead. (set-up woman amy)(aptn) a friend who would only give her name as amy said the murder was incomprehensible. (amy) "i can't imagine a person who would hurt her, she is a gentle, a kind, a beautiful, friendly, lovely girl and it's an awful shock. (instagram still of olsen) olsen was last seen in a nightclub where she stayed on after friends she was with left late last friday night. (street scenes + final instagram still of olsen)(enex) some seventy-two hours of video from surveillance cameras in the street near olsen's apartment are being scrutinized in hopes of spotting a credible suspect. (getty still) ... in a mystery that gets more curious with every piece of new
allen pizzey, cbs news, rome/// ((paul joncich)) > it has been debated for 55 years...the controversial town seal of whitesboro, new york...depicting a white settler wrestling with a native american. some have called it offensive and racist while others describe it as a friendly wrestling match. on monday.... members of the community turned out to vote for a possible new seal. alternate seals were made available... of the approximately 1900 registered voters - 212 showed up to cast a vote... and the original seal won. the village board will decide how to move foward when they meet tonight./// ((denise valdez)) > the ride sharing business is branching out. ((paul joncich)) why the next time medicaid patients on the east coast need a ride to the doctor.. they may find themselves in the
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((paul joncich)) > the next time medicaid patients in new york city need to go to the doctor... they could be getting a ride in a lyft vehicle. the national medtrans network is now booking 25- hundred weekly rides in new york city through the ride sharing company lyft. national medtrans arranges non- emergency medical transportation for people. under the nyc test program-- metrans operators can book a lyft car and driver using a new web-based dashboard. > this is lyft's first step into the medical world... which has the potential to be a huge industry for ride-hailing companies. every year, about three billion dollars in federal medicaid money goes toward transportation. /// ((denise valdez)) > an arizona starbucks employee is getting creative when it comes to america's love of coffee this valentine's day. tony aguilar has created three new frappuccinos for customers to try on february 14th.
starbucks in tucson. the first offering is called "the valentine frappuccino." it has strawberries raspberries blackberries and crea. then there's the "love bean frappuccino"-- with vanilla bean and raspberry pumps.. topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls. and the third is the "java berry frappuccino"-- java chip with raspberry whipped cream and chocolate curls. the drinks can be made at any starbucks... but you have to order them by the ingredients and not by the name./// toss to weather < tedd florendo >clear skies will begin to cloud up again little overnight. looking at mostly clear skies but cold again by morning. temps in the 30's and 20's
winds stay light as well ............................... ........ afternoon temps hit the low 50's and below average again today when we should be around 58 degrees. cooler on the west side of the valley with milder weather over tot east side where we're lower in elevation. chilly up on mount charlestyon and souther sections of the valley low 50's today. ............................... ............ regional temps already cold in southern great basin with coll down to laughlin. high 50's late today for pahrump and milder in death valley. cold already in reno. ............................... .................... 48 states. cold in wasatch and looking at subzero temps overnight in the the twin cities and chicago. down to the deep south. look at atlanta and florida in the 4o's to 50's at this hour. ............................... ................. to the upper midwest we go for
clipper system bringing lake affect snow to the michigan and pennyslvain and upstate new york. more snow for boston heading to main as well. ............................... ............ back west the pacific northwest getting pounded with more rain where they don't need it. snow coming down heavily in the washington and oregon cascades along with california. we'll see clouds to begin to thicken a little more overnight. we're tracking more systems out here in the pacific. but all are taking aim at the northwest and will cross over us. we'll have some breezes, but unfortuntaly not a lot or rain chances this week. ............................... ............... overnight lows however will be cold in the morning for at least the first half of the week. at or just below freezing for many neighborhoods. with 20's in summerlin and southwest neighborhoos and anthem. ............................... .............. regional lows dropping to near freezing or colder from mesquite to pahrump as well. chilly teens for the southern
............................... .. so tonight expect a low near freezing with scattered overnight clouds. winds stay light allowing temps to drop even
more. tomorrow 55 for the high with more sunshine. and light winds. just few digits below average. ............................... ...... extended forecast shows temps actually finally getting to average this weekend. more clouds by late week with mountain shower chances on saturday. and rain chances could return as early as tuesay next week. don't forget
right here on 8 news now on february 7th. and we're giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the big game. just head to our website las vegas now dot com to enter .... click the banner at the top of the page. and while you're there, we want you to check out our newly launched super bowl page.... just click the sports tab. you'll find great information on nfl stats, past games, as well as game day recipes./// ((denise valdez)) > the powerball jackpot hit the 1.5 billion mark and excitement for tomorrow night's drawing is growing, not just in the u-s but also in canada. thousands of canadians are pouring over the border to get a ticket. demarco morgan is at niagara falls, near the new york border with canada. >while millions of americans think they're lucky enough to beat the unimaginable odds, so too do canadians. i'm gonna take my chances just like everyone else. shari ann says she drove nearly
for a chance to become the world's next billionaire. (shari ann/canadian) we come here and drop a lot of money on a regular basis. we shop in the u.s. a lot. so we give to you, it's time you give back! our neighbors to the north have been travelling across the border from cities like vancouver, toronto, and montreal. the canadians. they coming like crazy here for the lotto. to do. (alex traverso/californi a state lottery) "you don't have to be a ticket. // as long as you're buying your tickets at an authorized retail location then that's fine with us." but winners outside the u-s can expect more taxes. the federal government can withhold 30 percent of gambling winnings paid to a foreigner. that's 5% more than for a u.s. resident. but no matter which side of the border you're on, there's no escaping the one in nearly 300 million chance of winning. (niagra falls resident) even though the odds are totally against winning, somebody has to win. so you can dream. demarco morgan, cbs news,
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she still sees her brother as a compassionate.. caring individual./// ((paul joncich)) > in cincinnati, a teenager is dead after his father confused him for a home invader and shot him. according to police, the boy skipped school and snuck back basement. police say the father went and noise. when he opened the basement door, the teen startled him, made a loud noise and the handgun went off. the boy was hit in the front of his neck and struggled to breath during his father's tense 9-1-1 call. the operator directed the dad to wound. emergency crews rushed him to the hospital, where he later died. authorities have not decided whether criminal charges will be filed./// ((paul joncich)) > it's been twenty years since the little girl whose disappearance led to the formation of the amber alert system was kidnapped and murdered. amber hagerman's killer was never found.her family and police hope that new attention that. cbs news correspondent omar villafranca reports from arlington, texas. > amber talking about school work "i was excellent" twenty years ago.this nine year old girl, amber hagerman, was
riding her bike. her mother pleaded for her safe return. "if you have my little girl, please bring her home." flyers on pizza boxes and cars alerted the community. searchers despite an intensive search, four days later, amber was found dead. "the victim was indeed amber." the kidnapping and murder led to the development of the amber alert, a nationwide broadcast system that's activated when a child is adducted. the system has saved more than 700 children..but two decades later, amber's murder remains unsolved. police officers and amber's family held a news conference tuesday to ask once again for help finding her killer. (ricky hagerman/amber's brother) "if you have any information, (breaks down), please come forward" (donna williams/amber's mother) (too short to cg) "please don't forget amber." (bridge: omar villafranca/arling ton, texas) "amber was last seen riding her bicycle in this parking lot. after 20 years..detectives have received over 8000 tips..but the
have.is a man..driving a black truck." (donna williams/amber's mother) "amber desperately needs justice. and as her mother, i'm not going to give up. i still have hope he will be caught someday." on tuesday.... a local company offered a new 10 thousand dollar reward to help bring amber's killer to justice. omar villafranca, cbs news, arlington, texas./// ((denise valdez)) > after amber's death, a reward fund reached 75 thousand dollars, but it did not lead to clues that would solve the case./// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now
((dave courvoisier)) > a deadly crash has a portion of i-215 closed. i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) i'm denise valdez in for paula. right now the 215 eastbound before 515 interchange on the southern beltway is closed. police tell us the fatal crash involves a motorcycle. we'll bring you more information as we get it./// ((dave courvoisier)) > also