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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. a metro police officer and former officer are accused of very serious allegations.. in two separate incidents. ((kirsten joyce)) officer james burt is accused of domestic battery by strangulation and first degree kidnapping. there are not too many details about this case released just yet... but 8 news now is working to obtain the arrest report . burt has been with the department since 2005.. and has been relieved of duty without pay.. pending the investigation./// ((brian loftus)) > and former metro officer.. richard scavone was just indicted on a federal civil rights violation. a u-s justice department said a federal grand jury in nevada indicted scavone on charges.... that he violated a woman's rights by using excessive force... as well as obstruction of justice.. for falsifying the police report.. stating she was resisting arrest. if convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison and half-
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this incident occurred in january of 2015... near tropicana and industrial. scavone was fired the following september. we are still waiting to learn if and when scavone's body cam footage will be released. 8 news now will continue to keep you updated on both of these developing stories./// ((kirsten joyce)) > president obama delivered his final state of the union address last night. in it, he laid out his agenda for what he hopes will be a busy 8th year in office. karin caifa has the highlights from capitol hill "mr. speaker, the president of the united states" president obama's final state of the union address struck an optimistic tone. combining an ambitious agenda with a sense of hope for the future. (president barack obama): i don't want to talk just about the next year. i want to focus on te next five years, ten years, and beyond. the president addressed some of the division in congress and
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democracy grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise with recent terror attacks on the minds of many americans... the president discussed how he plans to handle the growing threat of isis (president barack obama): "if this congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against isil. take a vote." south carolina governor nikki haley delivered the republican response... and offered a very different perspective. (gov. nikki haley, (r) south carolina): we are facing the our nation has seen since september 11th, and this president appears either unwilling or unable to deal with it. the path ahead for the president will not be easy -- election years can be difficult ones to get things done. (president barack obama): i believe in change, because i people. and that's why i stand here as confident as i've ever been, that the state of our union is strong.
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((kirsten joyce)) > the president had to hault preparations for the debate.. after 10 u-s navy sailors were held by iran's military. they were finally freed overnight.. after being held captive for a day. the sailors were apparently on a few small boats and had some technical issues.. which caused them to drift into iran's waters in the persian gulf. iran interrogated them about their motives and demanded a u-s apology. officials said the sailors were part of a squadron based in san diego. this incident comes amid heightened tension with the country. just last month, iran launched a rocket test near u-s warships and boats./// ((brian loftus)) > a year long campaign kicks off today.. leading up to las vegas playing host to the final 2016 presidential debate. unlv and tourism leaders will join governor sandoval at cox pavilion.. to discuss the impact this will have on the valley. they will also reveal community events and activities scheduled throughout the next year. the debate will take place
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk < 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 north and south valley right now. ............... rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now. ...............
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today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. i'll cover that coming up in your full forecast./// > demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor >nhp investigating a serious crash on westbound summerlin parkway near rampart. you could run into some lane restrictions in the area as police work to clear the scene. no delays to state line along i-15.
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heading into primm right now. < ci> back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > self- driving cars.. may not be so self- sufficient after all... ((brian loftus)) the hundreds of times people had to take the wheel.... in one of t vehicles. plus: (( it ruined our life..it ruined the life of my family.)) ((kirsten joyce)) a las vegas man turns his heartbreak into his mission.. how he is helping kids across the valley steer clear of drugs...
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((kirsten joyce)) > today... the largest jackpot in the world is up for grabs in the latest powerball drawing. ((brian loftus)) the prize has climbed to an estimated 1- point 5-billion dollars. michael stevens is live this morning from the stateline... where people are lining up to get their hands on some tickets. good morning michael! ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... over the past few weeks places like the lotto shop here in primm... and other stores boarding the stateline have been packed with people from nevada trying to get their hands on some tickets.
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nevada doesn't have the lotto... but a lot of residents want a chance at the estimated 1- point 5-billion dollars... a number that's easily surpassing all other lotteries. the jackpot estimated is reviewed daily... so it could get even higher before tonight's drawing if ticket sales continue to exceed expectations. the jackpot for the twice- weekly game started at 40- million on november 4th. no one has matched all six powerball numbers since then, so the prize kept growing. ((michael stevens)) as the
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so did the number of people waiting in line at places like these... over the last few weeks and the same turnout... if not more is expected today. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... let's say someone does
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do we know how much they'll be walking away with if they take the lump sum? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... taking the lump sum as most all jackpot winners do... you walk away with 930-million and you're part of a new tax bracket at 39- point-6 percent... so after taxes... you're looking at over 561- million.///
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sherry swensk < it's a chilly drive down to drive down to primm or over to arizona this morning - that's for sure! primm in the 20s right now. ............... near freezing around the valley... and thankfully light winds. but it could get bumpy in the mountains today. ............... rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now. also showers moving into western nevada. ............... we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and then
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back to you! kirsten joyce > this week's acts of kindness recipient is a warrior against drug addiction. he's been visiting our area schools for almost two decades . do not become a high school dropout." ((kirsten joyce)) the hour that marty gruber spends inside health classes like this one at roy martin middle school, is life changing for many teens... marty gruber/acts of kindness
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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 life..it ruined the life of my family. " "my youngest son died from drugs... ((kirsten joyce)) marty shares his personal story in an effective "scared straight approach" that principal mary teens. ary 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)) marty does this voluntarily.. letter from students, he card.. " feedback from the students. awn borjas /nominated "it's
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real for the students." ((kirsten joyce)) marty gruber you receive our acts of kindness award.... clapping.. 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 > marty has received 165,thousand letters from students over the years if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com... or send us an email...
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now dot com./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor > no delays on i-15 and tropicana right now. the stephanie street bridge over us 95 will shut down for 90 days starting monday. i'll be reminding you about this on friday too. < > < >
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((brian loftus)) > it can be pricey getting a hotel room by yourself.. but there's a new way to save.. ((kirsten joyce)) the app promising you a roommate.. to help cut costs. ((brian loftus)) > and.. this cone zone annoyed you last year, and it's sticking around for a good chunk of the new year. the latest update on eastern avenue in "what's
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;kccfdriving cars that need a little help from us humans.. to a new app that finds a total stranger for you to book a hotel with... ((kirsten joyce)) jill wagner joins us live from wall street.. good morning, jill! < good morning brian and
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a better week on wall street. stocks are slowly making up for last week's massive losses. the dow jumped 117 points on tuesday. the nasdaq climbed 48 -- it's first increase this year. futures are pointing to a ... open.// china stocks slid more than 2 percent this morning despite good data on trade. but other markets in asia rebounded following wall street's gains.// and it looks like self driving cars ... still need some human help! california's department of motor vehicles released reports from seven companies now testing prototype self driving vehicles on public roads. google did well---- testing cars on 424 hundred thousand miles of road... humans had to jump in about 350 times. nissan tested about 15 hundred miles... and said humans took the wheel 106 times. brian and kirsten? q: and jill... there's a new service that makes traveling alone a little less expensive? a: that's right... if you'd split a hotel room with a total stranger...
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designed to help solo travelers save money on hotels. winston club says it will screen all users.. and match people based on age and gender preference. brian and kirsten? > /// > now let's turn it over to
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demetria obilor a handful of major, construction zones have followed you into the new year. based on the amount of emails i've received, the worst one is along eastern. lane restrictions continue on eastern between sunset and warm springs as crews continue building the county's paradise- whitney interceptor. it's a 13-mile, $165 mile pipeline that's being built in three segments. work on eastern, as well as work on sunset between eastern and mcleod, is part of the central portion. the county anticipates crews to finish with sunset this march and pick up the cones on eastern in september. the county says sometimes crews encounter conditions that require them to change sequencing or to wait for a resolution, which could alter
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what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > you know that feeling... where you come home from a vacation.. and feel like you need a vacation from your vacation?? ((kirsten joyce)) it won't happen anymore! we've got the three things you should do while away.. toome back feeling refreshed.///
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the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body.
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in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.
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energy.. continues to heat up... today's big meeting.. as company's cut hundreds of
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((brian loftus)) > plus... say goodbye to the saint louis rams... the city where the football team is now calling home. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is talking about the powerball drawing > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. today... a decision should be made.. over the debate of solar rates in nevada. ((brian loftus)) the public utilities commission should decide whether to put a hold on the increase.. the "alliance for solar choice" and the "nevada consumer protection bureau" asked the group to halt the rates until they can submit petitions for reconsideratio nqdw. this comes after energy regulators decided to change the rate structure for solar
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rooftop solar company-- solarcity-- is among companies announced they will stop selling and installing panels in nevada.. which is leading to the loss of hundreds of local jobs. solarcity leaders say the nevada public utilities commission effectively shut down the solar industry with the rate increase./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and mark your calendar.. the 8 news now living green super recycling event coming up saturday, january 23rd at the thomas and mack. 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 of what we'll be accepting -- head over to las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > today... the largest jackpot in the world is up for grabs in the latest powerball drawing. ((kirsten joyce)) the prize has climbed to an estimated 1- point 5-billion dollars. michael stevens is live this morning from the stateline... where people are lining up to get their hands on some tickets. good morning michael!
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over the past few weeks places like the lotto shop here in primm... and other stores boarding the stateline have been packed with people from nevada trying to get their hands on some tickets. of course... nevada doesn't have the lotto... but a lot of residents want a chance at the estimated 1- point 5-billion dollars... a number that's easily surpassing all other lotteries. the jackpot estimated is reviewed daily... so it could get even higher before tonight's drawing if
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expectations. the jackpot for the twice- weekly game started at 40- million on november 4th. no one has matched all six powerball numbers since then, so the prize kept growing. ((michael stevens)) as the jackpot kept growing... so did the number of people waiting in line at places like these... over the last few weeks and the same turnout... if not more is expected today.
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sherry how's the weather today?
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it's cold down there at primm... so if you are heading down to buy a ticket - make sure you are dressed for standing outside! ..... 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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back to you! > ((brian loftus)) > former clark county commissioner tom collins is dealing with the consequences of his drunk driving arrest. the 65- year- old was arrested last month leaving the national finals rodeo. he pleaded no contest in court yesterday. his attorney said collins already completed dui school as well as a victim impact panel. a judge gave collins a suspended sentence of 30 days. collins resigned from his
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citing family matters.. then said he was going to run for mayor of north las vegas next year./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < you can run into some lane restrictions on westbound summerlin parkway near rampart after a serious injury accident that happened shortly after midnight. no delays along the south beltway. this is 215 near saint rose parkway. here's what us 95 looks like around mlk. no delays to i-15. > #xs< > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the runnin'
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first game without former head coach dave rice. they took on new mexico at the thomas and mack.. and beat them.. 86 to 74. even las vegas local and washington nationals player bryce harper stopped by the highly anticipated match up. rice and the university mutually agreed to cut ties.. and assistant coach todd simon is now leading the team while they find a permanent replacement. we'll see if they can continue to do what "simon" says and pull off another win this saturday. the runnin' rebs take on the air force falcons. tip off is 8 pm at the thomas and mack./// ((brian loftus)) > it seems jennifer lawrence is always up to something at an awards show... whether it's falling.. or photobombing.. ((kirsten joyce)) her quick retort to a reporter at the golden globes... that people can't seem to stop talking about. ((brian loftus)) plus... shaking the winter blues.. with a getaway.. what to do while away.. to ensure that you come back
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((kirsten joyce)) > if you're like most people.. you always look forward to a relaxing vacation... but more often than not.. you tend to come back home feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation! usa today's first road warrior of the year.. joyce gioia joins us this morning...
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((kirsten joyce)) > thank you
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joyce. if you would like to sign up for her free travel tips.. just head to las vegas now dot com and click the links we mentioned tab./// ((brian loftus)) > khloe kardashian was on board an american airlines flight from l-a to new york city... that made an emergency landing at mccarran. she posted this photo yesterday
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the reality star was on her way to the big apple for a tv appearance.. to promote her new show "kocktails with khloe." airport leaders tell us the plane was diverted because they could smell smoke in the cockpit. it was given the all clear about 10- minutes later./// ((demetria obilor)) > the golden globes might have been sunday night... but the internet can't seem to stop talking about jennifer lawrence shutting down a reporter. (( jennifer lawrence: "you can't live your whole life behnd your phone, bro. you can't do that. you've got to live in the now, you know" reporter: sorry! how do you see yourself for the oscar night? lawrence: "we're at the golden globes. and if you put your phone down, you would know that." laughs )) ((demetria obilor)) he got in the last question and didn't seem to mind j-law's sarcasm because you could hear him laughing.. she then politely answered his question.. maybe lawrence was... just a little over it.. since she spent most of the time answering questions like "who's your least favorite real housewife" and "if you had an
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be?" jennifer lawrence won for musical... for her work in "joy."/// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk < w
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there is some cold travel weather around the country today... and wet weather in the pacific northwest... while snowy and cold across the midwest and the northeast. ....... we have a slight breeze at times in the valley... and that is making it feel even colder with temps already around freezing. ............. colder spots in the country are in the great basin, rockies, midwest and the eastern half of the country. more cold air is on the way later this week, too. ............ we have rain and snow in the west and high clouds into the desert today. mid 50s for highs. > demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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there's a big crane on the strip by parais. it's off to the right side of the road heading northbound. crews. big delays in the spaghetti bowl heading southbound. > < > < >
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((brian loftus)) > saint louis fans aren't too happy... but football fans in l-a couldn't be more ecstatic! ((kirsten joyce)) the big move back to los angeles for the rams.. after spending 21 years in a different city.///
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ftus)) > it's been 21 years.. and now football fans in l-a are cheering on a new team! (( fans: la rams! la rams! la rams! )) ((kirsten joyce)) nfl team owners approved the saint louis rams' move. they will begin playing there next season.. in a proposed multibillion dollar stadium in inglewood. the deal also gives the san diego chargers until next year to work out an agreement with their home city... or negotiate a lease to play at the rams' new stadium. if they don't make a decision, the the oakland raiders will have the option to join the rams in l-a.///
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sherry swensk < beautiful shot from our caesars entertainment camera. you can't see the cold, but you can feel it. take that insulated mug of hot coffee or tea with you this morning and be glad you did. ............. check out the cold tes again today... around freezing in green valley and the south valley right now. ...............
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today with mid 50s and warmer highs near 60 by the weekend. > demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < nhp reporting a road hazard on westbound galleria near us 95. nhp has cleared the serious injury crash on the west side along summerlin parkway near rampart. > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > it's something we need to function.. but tom brady never touches it. ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... the reason.. the star quarterback.. doesn't drink coffee! ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... the powerball is tonight.. but if your office pool wins.. the money might end up in court how to prevent.. the winnings.. from becoming..
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-%fsrthanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. this morning.. people across the country are reacting to the president's final state of the union speech. ((kirsten joyce)) in it, he laid out his agenda for what he hopes will be a busy 8th year in office. danielle gallagher is live in washington d-c.. with the recap. danielle?
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