tv 8 News Now at 6 AM KLAS January 13, 2016 6:00am-7:00am PST
washington d-c. the president of the united states... for the last time president barack obama addressed congress and the country on the state of the union, striking a familiar, optimistic tone dating back to his days as a candidate, of hope and change for the future. (president barack obama) i want to focus on the next five years, ten obama) i want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. and while mister obama tickeoff a list of accomplishments,
than 14 million new jobs; the strongest two years of job growth since the '90s; an unemployment rate cut in half. he expressed frustration with the growing political divide -- and himself, (president barack obama) i have no doubt a president with the gifts of lincoln or roosevelt might have better bridged the divide. though he couldn't resist a few not-so-veiled swipes at republican frontrunner donald trump, (president barack obama) all the talk of america's economic decline is hot air. overall, the president used the state of the union as a call to action. (president barack obama) i believe in change, because i believe in you -- the american people and that's why i stand here as confident as i've ever been, that the state of our union is strong. ((brian loftus)) > south
gave the republican response. she disagreed with the president when it came to his record on the economy. ((nikki haley: "we're feeling a crushing national debt, a health care plan that has made insurance less affordable. and doctors less available. )) haley did however agree with the president. when it came to his calls to calm the anit- muslim rhetoric./// ((kirsten joyce)) > today.. local and state leaders will kick off a year- long event.. highlighting las vegas' role in the next presidential election.
2016 presidential debate. governor sandoval, as well as debate committee leaders, the president of u- n-l-v.. and the l-v-c-v-a will be meeting at the cox pavilion at 11 this morning. the final debate is scheduled for october 19-th./// ((brian loftus)) > hey kirsten.. got a question for you? are you feeling lucky? ((kirsten joyce)) the historic 1 and a half billion dollar jackpot.. is up for grabs in tonight's powerball drawing.. and people across the country.. have lotto fever! ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael steven is live in primm. michael.. did you get us tickets? michael stevens is live in primm... where people are already lining up to get their hands on tickets. nevada doesn't have the lottery.. so many people are driving to state- line. right now the jackpot is an
rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now. and the clouds are pushing out ahead of that storm and arriving in the desert now. ............... we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. i'll cover that coming up in your full forecast./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > a metro police officer is facing felony charges this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) officer james burt is accused of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping. metro police aren't releasing
alleged victim. the 41-year-old officer has been relieved of his duties without pay.. investigation. burt has been with the department since 2005. we've asked metro for more information on this case. as soon as we get more details, we'll update you./// ((brian loftus)) > we've also learned a former metro officer.. was just indicted by the justice department. richard scavone is accused of violating a person's civil rights, while trying to arrest them... as well as using excessive force.. and lying about the incident in a report. police say it all happened a year ago when he stopped a woman while on patrol near tropicana and industrial. the incident was captured on his body camera footage.. police turned it over to the d-a's office. that footage has not yet been released to the public. scavone as terminated in september./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor injury accident reported on the east side of town at charleston, east of us 95. looks like metro is responding to a situation on westbound sahara just past decatur..this is also a construction zone. you have the city's big storm
area. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > a local man's passion.. is helping kids.. struggling with the pressures of daily life. ((mary hafner/prinicpal at roy martin middle school:" we hope our kids can learn from him." )) ((kirsten joyce)) coming up.. the man who's personal struggle... has helped prevent... so many teens from falling victim to drug abuse. ((brian loftus)) plus.. it's something we need to function.. but tom brady doesn't even touch it! why the star q-b... never drinks coffee. ((kirsten joyce)) and...this cone zone annoyed you last year, and it's sticking new year.. the latest update on eastern avenue in "what's driving you
brady went on a boston radio show.. and said he's never had coffee or anything like it. in fact.. he's never tried it. the 38-year-old also doesn't eat dairy, gluten, most fruit, mushrooms, peppers, white flour or white sugar. maybe it has something to do with him still being in amazing shape.. brady has played in all 16 games.. every season.. since 2009./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
the valley from our red rock camera... we're glad to have it back - it's been offline for a while. early light and color this morning and some breezes - you can see the palm tree blowing around a little. ............... rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now.
and high clouds into nevada ............... we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. warmer for the weekend with temps near 60 degrees. back to you! kirsten joyce > this week's acts of kindness recipient is a warrior against drug addiction. he's been visiting our area
" 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 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 life..it ruined the life of my family. " back to back "my youngest son died from drugs... ((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.
from him." ((kirsten joyce)) marty does this voluntarily.. 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 > marty has received 165- thousand letters from students over the years. someone.. com... or send us an email... now dot com./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor here's what traffic looks like along i-15 right now. this is near the tropicana interchange. this west side cone zone on durango and cheyenne has been bugging you for some time. the city of las vegas expects crews to finish up some time this month. < > < > back to you!
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.
been a lot of debate in the past few years about breast cancer screening for women. ((brian loftus)) now a national task force is releasing its final recommendatio ns. danielle nottingham has more. danielle nottingham the debate over breast cancer screening has left many women confused. it's one of those women's health things that have changed over the years in continue to go once a year even though i know the guidlines are every two years now. danielle nottingham the us preventive services task force is continuing to recommend mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. the group says screening can be effective for women in their 40s, but over-diagnosis is a
(dr. albert siu/ task force/mount sinai hospital) the benefits are smaller, the harms need to be carefully viewed. the task force supports women having this information and making individualized informed choices. danielle nottingham the recommendations come after american cancer society said in october that women should now start annual mammograms at age 45. doctor freya schnabel of nyu langone medical center says she's concerned about the message young women may be getting.. ( dr. freya schnabel/nyu langone medical center) they don't need to examine their breasts, their doctors don't need to look, they don't need mammograms, together those three things creates a very worrisome vacuum for me
and below still get breast cancer. danielle nottingham fortunata kasege is 41 and is about to have her first mammogram. sot fortunata kasege/41 years old) i think prevention is better than cure. danielle nottingham she says she also plans to discuss how often e shou reened with her doctor.daniel tngham, cbs news.brian loftus)the task forceis also cai r moresrch on newer technologies diagnose breast cancerincluding 3d mammograms. e group says at this point,tes not have evidence to make commendatio ns in those areas //metriawhat's driving people azy?demetria obilor > a handful ofmajor, 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
hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > the powerball drawing is tonight.. but if your office pool wins.. could end in court. ((kirsten joyce)) the legal hurdles.. many
winners end up with.. after taking home the jackpot.///
the n-f-l heads back to l-a. the big move.. and how it will impact another southern california team. brian loftus > michael is live as the country gets ready for the powerball /// < 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.. we could be closer to a decision on the rooftop solar debate. the public utilities comissions is expected to make a decision on holding off on the new net metering rates... until after 2 consumer groups submit petitions. a hearing on the motion was held last week. the new rates are about 40
several solar companies ceased operations in the area... after the decision./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the countdown is on. the powerball drawing is tonight.. and a billion and a half dollars is up for grabs. ((brian loftus)) people here in nevada can't purchase tickets.. so many are driving to the state-line.. in hopes of taking home the jackpot. ((kirsten joyce)) reporter michael stevens is live in primm this morning. hey michael. michael stevens is live in primm... where people are already lining up to get their hands on tickets. nevada doesn't have the lottery.. so many people are driving to state- line. right now the jackpot is an estimated 1 point 5 billion dollars. the jackpot for the twice-weekly game started at 40 million on november 4th. no one has matched all six powerball numbers so it is still growing. the lump some would be 930 million... after taxes...
workplaces are pooling their money.. in hopes of winning the powerball.. but attorney's say.. be careful. turns out.. the winnings.. could end up in court.. ((stephen katz/attorney: "that's essentially where the wheels come off. somebody doesn't show up to work that day, and they say, 'i would have paid for the ticket. i was always in the pool, just because i was sick doesn't mean
in line for powerball tickets... people are probably huddled together down there - and they have another hour or longer to wait. this is when we get our coldest temps of the day - right around daybreak! ............. check out the cold temps this morning... 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. and the clouds are pushing out ahead of that storm and arriving in the desert now. ............... we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. i'll cover that coming up in your full forecast./// back to you!
need your help identifying three robbery suspects. take a look at your screen.. police say this man and woman robbed two different stores on the west side of las vegas. investigators say the man pointed a large handgun at employees at both stores and took cash and itmes from the victim. anyone with any information is asked to call crimestoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > former clark county commissioner tom collins plead no contest to his d-u-i charge. the 65-year-old received a suspended sentence.. after getting into a crash after leaving the national finals rodeo. collins told the judge he takes full responsibility for his actions. ((tom collins // former clark county commissioner: you can't change history. i'm going forward. just like i did when the bulls got out. i still won my election by a landslide -- over there and celebrated independence day... and i still won an election by a landslide -- i'm very popular in north las vegas. i'm very popular in the whole state of nevada. )) ((kirsten joyce)) in august 2015...
commision seat citing family matters. he says he will still run for mayor as he had announced following his resignation. /// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor metro says that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on charleston, east of us 95. the pedestrian wasn't seriouly injured, however. nhp reporting a crash on westbound summerlin parkway at town center. this is the 2nd crash that happened on summerlin parkway this morning. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > the 10 u-s navy sailors who were being detained by iran..
their two boats were detained by the country tuesday, after they drifted into iran's territory. the u-s navy says there are no indications the sailors were harmed. iran says a mechanical failure on the ship's navigation system forced them to drift into iranian territory, accidentally./// ((brian loftus)) > a reality-tv star.. makes an unexpected stop.... in our city. ((kirsten joyce)) the mid-air scare.. that brought khloe kardashian.. to las vegas. plus: (( (gayle) ahead on cbs this morning, we'll talk with vice president joe biden, presidential candidate hillary clinton and south carolina governor nikki haley about the state of the union. and we're inside the studio where the powerball will be drawn tonight. how many tickets have been sold and the odds there could be no winner. the news is back in the morning.
take a look at this video of of niagra county. the snow and wind are making white out conditions... and slippery roads. one driver learned that the hard way.. when she lost control and crashed into a ditch full of water. ((((michaelene- crash victim- well apparently i couldn't see the road and i missed the turn ha ha, so down i went. thank god i had my belt on and i;m not hurt at all." )) )) ((sherry swensk)) the driver said she couldn't see anything when she crashed.. and is happy no one was hurt./// ((sherry swensk)) > now to omaha.. where it was so cold.. a building became literally frozen.. after a fire. firefighters worked in below freezing temperatures on saturday.. and those temperatures caused their water to freeze. there's now ten to 12 inches of ice on the damaged building./// sherry how's the weather today?
pretty color in the high clouds from our molasky corporate camera.... there's cold air in many areas of the country - no surprise for january! but well below average for a lot of the country. ............... cold canadian air diving down into the midwest and sinking south into the southern plains... with snow sweeping over the great lakes and into the northeast. .................. rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and
and the clouds are pushing out ahead of that storm and arriving in the desert now. ............... don't forget to check out our ski report on las vegas now dot com. very useful to link to all the western states' ski resorts and their websites. ................. we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. ./// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > khloe
airlines flight from l-a to new york city... which had to make an emergency landing at mccarran. she posted this photo yesterday saying she was safe. 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, how are the roads this demetria obilor metro responding to an accident on desert inn and eastern. expect a slow ride to i-15 along southbound 95. this camera is showing you what the drive looks like by the south rancho interchange. there's also a big crane on the strip in front of the paris. there are some right lane restrictions, so stay left.
let the saint louis rams move to the los angeles area. ((kirsten joyce)) omar villafranca reports on the sports team changes. omar villafranca the 21 year nfl absence in l-a is over... with news that the rams will move back to southern california. (johnny perez) it's more than football it's history tradition cities have that we didn't have for a long time omar villafranca 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 marke//with a project that we think is going to change frankly not just nfl stadiums
sports complexes around the world. omar villafranca the chargers have one year to make their decision to stay or go. if the chargers choose not to relocate, the oakland raiders ( 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. omar villafranca 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. omar villafranca the rams will start playing in l-a next season. omar villafranca....cbs news...houston. ((kirsten joyce)) the raiders' lease on their stadium is up next month. it's possible that they could move to san antonio, or even san diego or st. louis if they can't strike a deal to stay put./// ((brian loftus)) > the countdown is on to super bowl 50! you can watch the big game right here on channel 8 february 7th. and stick around because 8 new now is giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special
right now. ............... rain and snow are moving into the pacific northwest and central california is getting rain now. and the clouds are pushing out ahead of that storm and arriving in the desert now. ............... we'll have more high clouds today with mid 50s and finally getting warmer by the weekend. it will feel good to thaw out a little in the mornings with temps back to the 40s... and afternoons around 60 degrees. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > belgian investigators say they've now identified where the paris attackers planned the november terrorist attack. prosecutors say terrorsists
cash. authorities say one apartment was used to make suicide belts. 130 pople died and hundreds more were injured./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor hov lane blocked on northbound 95 and jones after accident. expect delays here and along southbound i-15 through the spaghetti bowl. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > it's time now for our pet of the week. this is sissy. she's 2- years- old. she's some type of chihuahua.
> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is up 30 points. it jumped 117 yesterday... and the nasdaq climbed 48./// ((kirsten joyce)) > visa checkout just added some big companies to its payment service. starbucks, the n-f-l store and the home shopping network will allow shoppers to pay through their mobile apps and websites. visa check out has more than 10 million users - making it the worlds biggest payment network./// ((brian loftus)) > looking for some volunteer work? a farm is virginia is looking for some workers.. to do the most cuddly job in the world. they need... goat snugglers. it's no joke. the farm expects 90 newborn goats in mid-february.. so it needs people to snuggle and feed all the babies. newborn goats have to be