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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. president obama had an optimistic tone in his voice.. in his final state of the union address. ((brian loftus)) democrats say the speech was inspirational.. while the republicans criticized it to pieces. weija jang has the latest. "i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong." in his seventh and final state of the union address, president obama aimed to set his legacy and focus on the future: (obama) the future we want -- opportunity and security for our families. work together. happen if we fix our politics. the president spoke less about policy. and more on changing washington.admit ting he failed (obama) it's one of the few regrets of my presidency - that the rancor and suspicion between
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instead of better. president obama did not mention any gop presidential candidates by name ... but warned against rhetoric over islam. (obama ) when politicians insult muslims. that doesn't make us safer. that's not telling us like it is. it's just wrong. it diminishes us in the eyes of the world. south carolina governor nikki haley gave the republican response... echoing the president's calls to calm the anti muslim rhetoric. (gov nikki haley/ r-sc) "no one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome." the republican governor did give a critical view of president obama's record on the economy: (haley) "we're feeling a crushing national debt, a health care plan that has made insurance less affordable. (standup: weijia jiang cbs news washington, d.c.) reaction to the state of the union from the campaign trail was swift, with trump taking to twitter -- calling the president's address here in washington boring, slow
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texas senator ted cruz, who opted to skip the speech was in new hampshire: (sen. ted cruz/republican presidential candidate) it was more of the same. it was sadly less a state of the union and more a state of denial. today president obama will head to omaha to push the major themes of his address. weijia jiang cbs news washington. ((kirsten joyce)) there were several local watch party's last night for the president's address. those who attended cheered about the president's health care reform and improving the economy. we asked what president obama could have done more... during his time in office: ((erika washington/watchi ng debate: "some of the initiatives at the end my brothers keepers and the yes you can for young girls of color i wish those could have been implemented earlier and that we can take them a little bit further "//rafael lopez/watching the debate: "we don't have protection across the nation for work place we can be fired just for being gay...beign transgender at the moment that's what we need to do surprisingly we got marriage first before
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community advocates also used the watch party to register people to vote... and give out information on the nevada caucuses coming up next month. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk it's another very cold !d morning... with clear skies and light winds. .......... grab a warm coat and some gloves - you'll need them for a while today again. .................
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freezing and we'll stay cold for a while. ........... single digits and even zero in some areas of the west! ... mostly sunny and mid 50s today. ((sherry swensk))
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with demetria!> demetria obilor nhp reporting a very serious injury accident on westbound summerlin parkway near rampart. one of our production technicians says access from town center was blocked off and traffic attempting to merge west from rampart was blocked off. accident on resorts world and sammy davis junior. accident on hollywood, south of vegas valley. > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > a metro
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yesterday... who's facing felony charges for a domestic incident. a spokesman for metro police says officer james burt is accused of domestic battery by strangulation... and first degree kidnapping. the 41-year-old police officer has been with metro since 2005. he was relieved of his duties without pay... pending the outcome of the investigation. we do not know who the alleged victim may be. as soon as we receive more information on this case, we'll update you on air and online. /// /// ((kirsten joyce)) > we've also learned a metro police officer was indicted by the justice department... on charges of violating the civil rights of a person.. while trying to arrest them. richard scavone is accused of using excessive force during an arrest... and lying on a report about the incident. this happened a year ago near tropicana and industrial... when scavone stopped a woman while on patrol. police reviewed his body camera footage.. and later turned it over to the d-a's office. that body camera footage has not yet been released by metro.
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terminated 7- months later on sepembt 10-th. /// ((brian loftus)) > getting those lottery tickets before tonight's drawing.. means you'll have to drive out-of-state. ((kirsten joyce)) why nevada has been in an ongoing battle..
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lottery tickets ready, folks... because someone could be the
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((brian loftus)) we're just one of only five states without a lottery system. lotteries have never been legal here ever since we became a state. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's all because of an ongoing debate of whether state lawmakers should allow a lottery... in a state known for gambling. we were so close to bringing it here back in 2009... when a bill passed out of the state assembly, but didn't go through the state senate. lawmakers tried to bring it back up again in carson city last year... but it didn't make it out of the committee. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > now to get your tickets... many here have traveled to california or arizona.. and waited in those hour- long lines to get them. ((brian loftus)) today's jackpot is 1- point-5 billion dollars... and it's likely to go up before tonight's drawing. the powerball fever is on, demetria!
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> everyone has the powerball fever! and so many people are not just buying one or two tickets... but in the dozens ! sean bennett spoke with a few people in california... who are hoping to win that jackpot. one-point-five billion dollars! (margarett melbourne, powerball player) "billions is crazy." that's what the world's largest lottery jackpot ha grswn to as of tuesday morning. (mario king, powerball player) "that's a beautiful thing." gas stations - convenience stores - grocery stores and liquor stores are packed with people wanting to play powerball. (clerk #1) "like 20, 40, 50, they don't care about money." (clerk #2) "it's too much, people crazy." (clerk #3) "we get a line going outside, so a lot of people come here." lottery officials say the jackpot has grown for a second straight day because of the immense interest in becoming a billionaire. (mario king, powerball player) "if i hit it, i'm good. i'll spend it on property and spend it on my family. i'd be happy, i ain't never got to work again no more. this is my last day, i'm winning tomorrow." wednesday's drawing
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to buy tickets is an hour early. the odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are one in 292-point-two million. (margarett melbourne, powerball player) "it's crazy, i'm playing 30 dollars hopefully i win, that would be a dream come true." ((demetria obilor)) > it's not just americans trying to get their tickets... but the canadians are also getting in on the action! thousands are pouring over the border to try their luck. they have been traveling across the border from cities like vancouver, toronto, and montreal... which they are legally allowed to do. but winners outside the u-s can expect more taxes. the federal government can withhold 30% of gambling winnings paid to a foreigner. that's 5% more than for a u-s resident. /// ((brian loftus)) > a local man
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teach students about drug abuse. (("it's personal to him, and it makes it real for the students.")) ((kirsten joyce)) how his stories are shedding light on the addiction...
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but only a few commands to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. country have already experienced freezing temperatures... some even below zero! this building in omaha, nebraska is covered in 12 inches of ice.
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were putting out a fire at this building... and with those low temperatures... the water froze! officials say the building may be on the verge of collapsing. the ice is expected to do more damage as the temperature keeps changing. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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beautiful shot looking across the valley from our red rock camera... we're glad to have it back - it's been offline for a while. ............. check out the cold temps again today... around freezing in green valley and the south valley right now. ............... rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now. ............... we'll have more clouds today and warmer by the weekend.
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> ./// ((kirsten joyce)) > this week's acts of kindness recipient is a warrior against drg audiction. he's been visiting our area schools for almost two decades. " do not become a high school dropout." ((kirsten joyce)) the
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inside health classes like this one at roy martin middle school, is life changing for many teens... marty gruber/acts of kindness recipient: " a lot of these kids go through this program and become anti -drugs for the rest of their life.. and they go out and help other people stay off of drugs." ((kirsten joyce)) marty is the real- deal. he's seen the ups and downs of life. mistakes he wants these teens to avoid making. his passion to help others... developed out a very painful life... full of years of drug abuse. marty gruber/acts of kindness recipient: " it ruined our ruined the life of my family. " back to back "my youngest son died from drugs... ((kirsten joyce)) marty shares ((kirsten joyce)) marty shares his personal story in an effective "scared straight approach" that principal mary hafner says works with today's teens. mary hafner/prinicpal at roy martin middle school: "he has spent years, learning how to live, and how not to live. and how to change and make his life better. " " we hope our kids can learn from him." ((kirsten joyce))
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all he asks for in return, is a letter from students, he considers them his "report card.. " feedback from the students. awn borjas /nominated "it's personal to him, and it makes it real for the students." ((kirsten joyce)) money presentation :kirsten marty gruber you receive our acts of kindness award.... clapping.. white flash.. you'll also be getting an 800 dollar check.. good lord... i'm speechless.. which is unusal for me. " i've been doing this for 16 years, and i've never asked clark county schools for one cent for doing this, and never will.. and its helped a lot of kids, and as long as there is a buck in my pocket.. keep on doing it, to try and help kids. " ((kirsten joyce)) > if you would like to nominate someone...
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dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email -- acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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louis rams are getting a new home in the los angeles area... fllowing a vote by n-f-l owners. ((kirsten joyce)) as omar villafranca reports... not many football fans in saint louis are happy about it. the 21 year nfl absence in l-a is over... with news that the rams will move back to southern california. fans dressed in jerseys, and team colors are celebrating. (johnny perez) it's more than football it's history tradition cities have that we didn't have for a long time nfl owners voted 30 to 2 to allow the team to move from st louis to los angeles. the deal also gives the san diego chargers a chance to join the rams. both teams would play in a multibillion dollar...state of the art stadium in inglewood...about 10 miles from downtown l-a. (roger goodell nfl commissioner) this was an opportunity to reenter the los angeles market, returning the rams to their home market, and with a project that
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frankly not just nfl stadiums and nfl complexes, but i think sports complexes around the world. the chargers have one year to make their decision to stay or go. if the chargers choose not to relocate, the oakland raiders would be given the opportunity. (mark davis/owner oakland raiders) "we'll see where the raider nation ends up here. we'll be working really hard to find us a home. and, that's what we're looking for and for our fans." the biggest losers in the deal might be the st louis fans....who are now left without a team to cheer for on sundays. (disappointed rams fan) it's just depressing to see a team that i love that i poured all my sunday's into for years, just leave. the rams will start playing in l-a next season. news...houston.
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((kirsten joycsurrounding the former boulder city police chief. the i-team investigates why the controversy around the boulder city animal shelter isn't the only reason he stepped down. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. former county commissioner tom collins appeared for his court hearing. why he says he's putting this car crash behind him. ((kirsten joyce)) > and with new airline routes, comes more visitors to the valley. the new flight routes allegiant airlines just added to their list. ///
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