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((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. this morning... the metro officer accused of beating and kidnapping his girlfriend.. will be in court. ((brian loftus)) we're learning that this isn't the first time office james burt.. has been accused of beating his live-in partner. as vanessa murphy reports... he was also arrested for a similar crime back in 2011. ((hannah brook/safe nest: it's very upsetting that he obviously showed that he had a history of it.)) ((vanessa murphy)) hannah brook works at safe nest - a not for profit focused on domestic violence issues. we showed brook not one but two arrest reports for domestic violence charges for metro police officer james burt.....a ten year veteran at the department. the latest arrest from january 11th....which reveals burt was also in trouble in 2011. ((brook: when an officer is involved, because they're a police officer, they're obviously held to a higher standard.)) ((vanessa murphy))
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battery domestic violence and strangulation, and kidnapping for an incident on monday with a woman he's dati. in 2011 - he faced similar charges after accusations he hurt another woman he was in a relationship with.... according to records, the charges were later dropped because he fulfilled court requirements including counseling and community service. brook says it appears burt may need counseling again. ((brook: hopefully he can eventually get help and he can stop the cycle that he has unfortunately started at this time.)) ((vanessa murphy)) taking a closer look at reports from both arrests - accusations are similar. he's accused of saying "everyone is going to die tonight...." this week. five years ago - he's accused of saying "it would not end well," if the victim's family came to help her. and in both situations, it appears the women tried to get away.... the language in the reports: he "held her down"..."one arm around her neck..." "placed his
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((brook: hopefully because this gentleman is in the public eye, then he'll be scrutinized and he'll be held accountable in a more serious manner. vanessa: would you like to see the felonies stick here to send a message? brook: i'd like to see the felonies stick there and in other cases as well and not so many plea deals that that the perpetrators, the batterers, they go to jail if they need to and they receive treatment if they need to.)) ((brian loftus)) as for the incident in 2011... police say burt had the victim in his truck, would not let her leave... and threw her cellphone out the window. officers had to pull him over to stop what was going on. those charges were dropped for burt... and he went back to working as a police officer. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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good morning on this chilly thursday! temps falling quickly with clear skies again overnight. we finally cleared out yesterday's clouds. ............. clouds holding back our daytime highs to mostly low 50s so not as warm as we'd hoped. .......... now back to the cold 30s again with the clearing overnight. .............. mostly of today will be spent in sunshine then high clouds.
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> /// > ((brian loftus)) > looks like those new solar rate hikes will stay in place... following a six hour meeting between state regulators and solar customers. more than a thousand supporters and former employees were
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the group wanted the commission to reverse it's decision to raise costs on solar panel users... a move that decimated nevada's residential solar industry. "avengers" actor mark ruffalo testified before the commission... in support for the solar energy customers. ((10:00:37 mark ruffalo/actor & activist:"this is a monumental decision you are making. i don't think you quite realize what this means to your legacy. this is happening all over the u.s. and you are regressing." )) ((brian loftus)) he compared the p-u-c to the "anti-robin hood"... for stealing from the people and giving to the rich. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > maryland parkway could soon get some upgrades. area businesses made it known earlier this week... that they think the stretch of the road needs some work done. yesterday, local developers met with representatives from u-n-l-v... dicussing the changes in the area. some of the proposed upgrades include... a light rail running along maryland parkway... and added housing for students on campus: (( david frommer- unlv executive dir.
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more people that live here and have activity here, i think it creates a more vibrant neighborhood. so student housing is a key part of that as well as other housing. housing for other members of the community, faculty or staff who want to live in the area. those projects hit the mark in a very strong way.)) ((kirsten joyce)) maryland parkway is home to las vegas' first private hospital... sunrise... as well as the first shopping mall... the boulevard mall. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > a photographer is helping you take a look inside businesses.. that you've never been in before. ((kirsten joyce)) how you'll be able to get virtual tours
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hailing october's final presidential debate at u-n-l-v as the most important in recent memory. organizers will spend the next nine months preparing for the event. as politics now anchor patrick walker explains... it's a big opportunity for las vegas... on an even bigger stage. < ((balloons and confetti falling)) ((patrick walker)) a sea of red... white and blue... as u-n-l-v celebrates its selection to host the final presidential debate leading up to the november election. ((rossi ralenkotter/lvcva president/ceo: i always talk about the fact that las vegas evolved to host people, and we do that every single day with the great staffs that we have." )) ((patrick walker)) las vegas will be the center of the political universe not just on debate night... october 19th... but also in the weeks leading up to the event. governor brian sandoval says he hopes the exposure will bring nevada issues into the spotlight. ((gov. brian sandoval/(r) nevada: "we have a lot of issues that are national issues, that everyone are paying attention to, the candidates are coming here because they know they need to win nevada, and that's good
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nation knows our nevada issues." )) ((patrick walker)) political expert and unlv professor david damore says there's a good chance some of those issues could make it into the debate ((david damore/unlv politic science professor: "i would think that those would be there as well, as well as some of the issues about sustainability, i think those are going to move to the forefront there, and obviously public lands is always an ongoing issue in nevada." )) ((patrick walker)) council on presidential debates co- chairman frank fahrenkopf says because the issues are so important... the format of the debate will be different than the two primary debates las vegas hosted toward the end of last year. ((frank fahrenkopf/cmte. on presidential debates: "we do not allow cheers, yells, screams, boos as we heard in some of the debates that have been held so far." )) ((patrick walker)) up to 100- million people are expected to tune in for the debate. and thousands of members of the media will be based in southern nevada in the days and weeks before the event. it's an opportunity u- n-l-v and local leaders are ready to tackle. ((david damore/unlv political science professor: "it provides las vegas with external validation of what we've known here, we're the future of what america's going to look like." )) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. >
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20-thousand people could attend the october debate. up to 5- thousand members of the global media are expected to be in las vegas... in the weeks leading up to the event. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > republican presidential candidate carly fiorina will be in las vegas next week. on sunday, she will hold a town hall event at the siena community association ballroom... near town center drive and flamingo... from 11 a-m to noon. then on monday, you can have "coffee with carly" from 8 a-m to 9 a-m... at the peppermill restaurant on the boulevard near convention center drive. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > not one... not two... but three people are waking up as jackpot winners this morning! ((brian loftus)) where those lucky lottery tickets ended up
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one-point-5 billion dollar jackpot drawing went to three people. the winning tickets were sold right next door in california and in florida and tennesse. ((demetria obilor)) the winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and the powerball 10. danielle nottingham reports in chino hills, california... where one of those winning tickets was bought. crowds of california residents descended onto this 7-eleven store in chino hills late into the night...where at least one, golden powerball ticket was sold: (mario frias/ lottery player) i live down the street. what are the odds? i could have won california lottery officials posted the big news on twitter
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numbers were drawn. those who didn't win still came to the store to celebrate.even congratulating this store clerk...who admitted he has no idea who the winner is: (store owner/ name withheld) it's my pleasure i'm very proud, and i'm very excited too (danielle nottingham/ cbs news/ chino hills, california) the 7-11 clerk says the store sold thousands of dollars worth of tickets over the last few days...as powerball fever took over the country: many waited for hours in long lines for a chance at becoming an instant billionaire. shane krugman and ryan mcguinness of tampa, florida created a whopping 70- thousand dollar private facebook pool ...for a buy-in of 500 dollars: (ryan mcguinness) no matter how many people we got in, it didn't really matter,3,4,5 million dollars was still enough money for everyone jackpot-winning tickets were also sold in florida and tennessee, meaning the big payoff will be split at least three ways. california state lottery officials plan to head to the 7-11 in chino hills today
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winner comes forward. danielle nottingham cbs news chino hills, california. ((demetria obilor)) > there was an additional 12 tickets in california.. matching all five numbers but not the powerball. now if you got your ticket in primm... there was one million dollar winner sold there. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk nice to clear out those clouds from yesterday...with highs in the low 50s for most areas. ............ today we might beat that with a little more sunshine to start out then high clouds sliding right back into california and eventually our area. ............. we are chilly with 30s right
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a couple of systems will affect the west again into the weekend with winds and a chance for rain and snow. ........................ we could see some showers saturday night here in the valley... but not a big chance. we'll keep a lot of clouds for the weekend with highs in the low 60s. ............. ((sherry swensk))
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crash reported on southbound crash reported on southbound collector exit to russell from i-15. construction continues at durango and cheyenne. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > if we've never been to a certain area before... some people go on google maps and look at the street view to see what it's like. ((kirsten joyce)) but one man is showing us how you can get an inside look at businesses also on google maps. larry lyon is a google-trusted photographer.
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to bring you a virtual 360- degree tour. this option allows you to walk through the business with a click of a button. he explains how the process of putting the images together starts with four 180-degree shots: (( larry lyon/google- trusted photographer: "then using software i merge them together to make a 360 degree virtual tour where you can actually look up, look down and look all the way around... as if you're actually standing in that room.")) ((kirsten joyce)) larry has been doing photography for the last 16- years. /// ((brian loftus)) > some ((brian loftus)) > some wisconsin stores are getting into the packers spirit for their post- season run. ((kirsten joyce)) the green milk.... the state's producing to honor the team.
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((kirsten joyce)) > the death toll continues to rise this morning.. after brazen attacks in the capitol of indonesia. police say at least 7 people are dead including four attackers. this is surveillance video that aired on indonesian
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showing a deadly explosion outside a starbucks cafe in jakarta. witnesses say at least 3 suicide bombers exploded themselves... while two gunmen attacked a police post. the attacks happened after warnings in recent weeks that islamic militants might be planning something. no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the first lawsuit has been filed in the u-s... for the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight m-h-370. this comes as the statute of limitations for filing a claim against the airline.... looms. the lawsuit was filed in federal court in washington d-c by the sons of philip wood.. who died in the crash. m-h-370 disappeared two years ago... carrying 239 passengers and crew. most of the wreckage, aside from a piece of a wing.. has not been found. /// ((brian loftus)) > chipotle is confident in gaining back its customers... following the e-coli outbreak. chipotle's c-e-o says its executives met with c-d-c officials... hoping they will declare the
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the outbreak begin in october and infected dozens of people in nine states. chipotle says it's taking additional measures to make sure its food is safe... including having more of its ingredients go through centralized kitchens. chipotle will soon launch a new marketing campaign to bring back customers. /// ((brian loftus)) > and besides green eggs and ham... there's also green milk! some stores in wisconsin are selling vanilla- flavored milk called "packers power pint". it's a limited edition tribute to the green bay packers for the team's post-season run. some who have tried it say it tastes a little like egg nog... or a melted vanilla shake. the milk will only be on store shelves as long as the packers keeping winning. /// > we'll be right back........///
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department has been in the spotlight... following the arrests of several of their officers.. in the last month. we spoke to a counselor as to what could be a factor.. that carries officers on the other side of the law. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. nevada noticed an increase in cuban immigrants coming to our state in 2015. why catholic charities says we could expect even more this year. ((kirsten joyce)) > and a new airline is getting ready to take off into the skies. we'll explain who the purple planes belong to. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria
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