tv 8 News Now at 6 AM CBS January 14, 2016 6:00am-7:00am PST
revolution and it's happening all over the country.")) )) ((brian loftus)) > tensions rise as the p-u-c votes to keep the solar rate hike. many of you.. say you're feeling right now. ((kirsten joyce)) vo > plus.. all new from overnight... explosions rock indonesia and isis claims responsibility.. who they targeted.... at a starbucks coffee shop. ((brian loftus)) > and.. we have not one.. but three winners! the jackpot they'll split.. and the smaller prize.. you may have taken home./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > good morning
i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce this morning.. solar customers across southern nevada are upset.. after the public utilities comission voted against suspending the new rates for rooftop solar customers. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is joining us now tensions are pretty high among solar customers in the valley. ((michael stevens)) that's right brian and kirsten. it's easy to say.. people are ticked. they were upset when the p-u-c announced the rate hike at the end of last year... and they were hoping the commission would at least hold off on enforcing them. several groups along with the state's consumer advocate asked the p-u-c to stay the rate hike... so they could file the proper petitions. this happened after solar companies announced they would be laying off hundreds of employees.. and ceasing operations. more than a thousand people gathered at yesterday's commission meeting... including a hollywood actor. mark ruffalo... who is a big supporter of solar power... demonstrated before the meeting.. and addressed the commissioners.. asking...
((mark ruffalo // actor & activist: they're not taking our jobs today... they're not taking food out of our children's mouth today. 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.)) ((michael stevens)) the commisioners said they sympathized with workers, but suggested solar companies themselves were partly to blame... because they sold panels without warning people there could be changes in their bills in the new year. ((michael stevens)) the rates aim to correct what the puc calls "a cost- shift" that claims traditional energy customers are subsidizing about 17- thousand solar customers. brian and kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) > michael.. how many local workers have been impacted by the decision? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... hundreds... solar city alone is cutting 550
another company... sun run... is also ceasing operations and laying off workers./// ((brian loftus)) > and many of you are sounding off on facebook about the decision. scott wrote: we signed up under a net metering agreement, but now p-u-c and n-v energy changed the rules without protecting current solar customers. and wild bill wrote: nevada power has no right to charge the people for something that's free to everyone. share your opinion with us.. just got to facebook and search for 8 news now./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
thursday! early light from our rio camera this early hour... and temps have been dropping steadingly overnight into the 30s with clear skies. ............. yesterday's clouds were holding back our daytime highs to low 50s so not as warm as we'd hoped. .......... with a sunny start today... we should get a better start to a warmer finish. another storm moving into the west today and then those clouds heading our way. .............. most of our thursday will be
clouds sliding in quickly through the afternoon, but by then we should be reaching those mid 50s. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. the case against a metro police officer.. accused of beating and kidnapping his girlfriend.. is in court this morning. ((brian loftus)) and it comes as we learn new details about the investigation. 8 news now obtained james burt's arrest report. he's charged with battery domestic violence, strangulation and kidnapping.
it's not the first time. he was accused of hurting another woman he was in a relationship with... back in 2011. but those charges were dropped because he fulfilled court required counseling and community service. we spoke with hannah brook from who says the case is very troubling. ((hannah brook/safe nest: it's very upsetting that he obviously showed that he had a history of it butt to ((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. )) ((brian loftus)) burt is currently behind bars.. and is not being paid while metro investigates his case./// ((kirsten joyce)) > maryland 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. of planning construction - the
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. /// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on j street and owens. j street is just east of mlk. accident on harmon, east of i-15. disabled vehicle on southbound i-15 near blue diamond. nhp on the scene right now. no delays, but there are plenty of slow spots in the valley. < > back to you!
of building.. the powerball has several winners. ! ((brian loftus)) where the winning tickets were sold... and the smaller prize.. sold at primm! ((kirsten joyce)) plus ....delays continue at this intersection and it's driving you crazy. demetria called up the city and got some answers. coming up.///
trending story this morning.. is the powerball! 3 winning tickets were issued for the record 1 point 5 billion dollar jackpot. they were sold in florida.. tennessee and california. danielle nottingham is in chino hills.. where one of tickets was purchased. 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: (sot mos 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 -- minutes after the winning numbers were drawn.
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 (s 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 ...hoping that the state's winner comes forward. danielle nottingham cbs news chino hills, california.
additional 12 tickets in california matched five numbers but not the powerball. the 7-11 owner will pocket one- million dollars for selling the winning ticket./// ((demetria obilor)) > even though you didn't win the jackpot.. don't toss your ticket! especially if you bought it at primm! a one million dollar ticket winner was sold at state line. that makes.. 2 million dollar winners there... in a week. the other.. was sold on saturday./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
thursday... temps down to freezing again for many neighborhoods. 20s for pahrump. ............... more storms parading into the west... with the focus on the pacific northwest and norther california. ..... we'll get more clouds through the weekend. snow in the east is still piling up around the great lakes and new england. ..............
morning, isis fighters have claimed responsibility for an attack in the capital of indonesia today. the brazen attacks targeted foreigners at a starbucks. police say at least 7 people, including 4 attackers have been killed. don champion reports from new york. surveillance video aired on indonesian television showed one of the deadly explosions outside a starbucks coffee in jakarta. elsewhere overnight, police say there at least three suicide bombers exploded themselves in the city (ap photo 2) while two gunmen attacked a police post. as chaos ensued, people could be seen running for safety on streets. news channels in the city broadcast the heavy response by officers, (thu0051 1:16) some in armored vehicles. 3) in some places, there were reports of gun- battles with attackers for more than an hour. here, officers can be seen taking cover behind a car. police in the city believe the attackers imitated the recent isis attacks in paris.
president speaking in indonesian "the people do not need to be afraid and should not be defeated by these terrorist acts," the country's president said in indonesian. in the hours after the attacks, bodies of the victims were carried away. as a precaution, starbucks also closed all of its stores in jakarta for the rest of the day. the attacks happened after warnings in recent weeks by police that islamic militants might be planning something. don champion, cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) officials say several other people, including some foreigners, were injured in the attacks./// ((brian loftus)) > new this morning.. the world health organization says the ebola outbreak in liberia is officially over. the outbreak started in march of 2014 .. killing more than 4-thousand people. health leaders did say the outbreak was over this past march.... but then more cases of it popped up a month later./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor expect some delays on the 95
a stalled vehicle. stalled vehicle in the south valley on southbound i-15 and blue diamond. the shoulder is blocked right now. don't be surprised if you see ndot crews out along i-15 between the spaghetti bowl and jean nevada. they're replacing the existing lights with led lamps. work takes place overnight and through february. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > this morning.. another british performer.. has died. alan rickman.. known for his roles in harry potter.. and love actually.. died at the age of 69. rickman was a trained shakespearean actor.. who performed both classical and modern roles..
royal shakespeare company. he also won a bafta.. which is the british equivalent of the oscars... for his roll as the sheriff of nottingham in 1991's robin hood prince of thieves. rickman was battling cancer. and died surrounded by family and friends./// ((kirsten joyce)) > facing off.. hoping to sway your vote. ((brian loftus)) what we can expect from the top republican presidential candidates.. as they head to the stage. to debate tonight./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
be the first presidential debate of 2016. the top republican candidates will face-off in charleston south caroline tonight.. on fox business network. donald trump, ted curz, marco rubio, ben carson, chris christie, jeb bush and john kasich are taking part in the prime-time debate... while rand paul... mike huckabee, rick santorium and carly fiorina will face off in the earlier debate./// ((brian loftus))
she 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)) > while south carolina is preparing for tonight's primary debate.. organizers in las vegas.. are getting ready for next october's presidential debate. u-n-l-v will host the final debate between the republican and democratic nominee in october. yesterday... the school.. along with l-v-c-v-a and local leaders kicked off a celebration for the debate. governor brian sandoval was there.. and he says he hopes the exposure will bring issues, close to home... 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 for us, and it's important the nation knows our nevada issues." )) )) up to 100 million people are expected to tune in for the
and thousands of members of the media will be in town to cover it. which means a big boost for our local economy./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor > a major west side cone zone has been slowing you down for a year now. contractors for the durango hills sewer relief project broke ground last january, and are now expected to finish up some time this month. expect to see contractors at the durango/cheyen ne intersection throughout this month as they finish installing a 1.1 mile pipeline. work was initially expected to finish up last month, but it seems things are running a bit behind schedule. you can use buffalo and lake mead as alternates until the work is completely finished. hey! what's driving you
protect and serve.. but a number of officers are behind bars. the cases against them right now. kirsten joyce > plus.. people across the valley are upset.. over the p-u-c's decision on solar power. it's impact on customers right now. brian loftus > and... they are hollywood's top honor. the movies.. up for best picture this morning./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria
((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for starting your day with us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. regulators here in the state are denying...thous ands of requests to suspend controversial rate hikes. kirsten joyce the increase effects rooftop solar customers... 8 news now reporter michael stevens is looking into the numbers and the fall-out from the decision. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the group alliance for solar choice... says customers will start seeing thier service charges climb to 17- dollars and 90- cents a month. and people are upset because it was much lower just a few days ago. the new rate hike took effect on jaunary first. before the new year... solar energy customers were only paying 12- dollars and 75- cents a month. yesterday... thousands of people made their voices heard... in a special meeting... asking the public utilities commission to reverse its decison to increase costs for residential solar panel users. a move that has now angered thousands of customers who'd
layoffs in what was a growing industry. and the accusations are mounting... from local residents... and solar advocates like actor mark ruffalo: (( bryan miller // alliance for solar choice: it has been very clear what has gone on. the governors two top energy advisors are nv energy lobbyists. that's a fact that has never been denied.)) (( mark ruffalo: it's a shame that you are on that screen and not in the building. because outside you should really feel the energy here, there's a thousand people out here.)) (( ruffalo: you have a lot of angry people out there because they see what's happening. they know it's a game, it's a rigged game and you're not working for the public, you're working for the utility.)) ((michael stevens)) commissioners said they were sympathized with the laid- off workers. but they also suggested solar companies were partly to blame for selling panels to thousands in recent months while apparently not warning people they could see big changes in
the rates aim to correct a cost-shift that has traditional energy customers subsidizing about 17,000 solar customers ((brian loftus)) michael... how big of an impact does this decision have on the community? ((michael stevens)) brian... aside from the lay-off's at these local solar companies... the people at solar city... one of those solar companies say... the new rate hikes won't only effect families... but potentially businesses, schools, and public agencies... and the hike could impact their overall budgets./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk good morning on this chilly thursday! temps falling steadily with clear skies again overnight.... after we finally cleared out ............. those clouds were holding back our daytime highs to low 50s, so not as warm as we'd hoped.
most of our thursday will be spent in sunshine then high clouds sliding in quickly through the afternoon, but by then we should be reaching those mid 50s. back to you! ((kirstenoyce)) > thevestigation continues this morning..to the formemrofcer..dicted by a federal grandry..r a civirhts violaon.brian loftus)) richard scavone is accused of using excessive force against a prostitute during an arrest. his case.. reportedly hinges on his body camera footage.. which is public record.. but.. it's proving difficult to get it released. metro says they will not release the viceo.. calling it evidence.. but the u-s attorney's office says it's not preventing the department from making it public. we'll let you know if or when the video is released./// ((kirsten joyce)) > since december, we've learned that three officers were arrested... plus the former policeman we just mentioned.... we reached out to community counselor, ron lawrence who says stress on the job can be a big contributing factor when police officers cross the line into unlawful activities. ((ron lawrence/communi ty counselor: "when you are out in that maze everyday and you become traumatize and become high stress sometimes the brain becomes rewired // "do they always ask for help...not always."))
bowl 50! you can watch the big game right here on channel 8 february 7th. ((brian loftus)) and stick around because 8 new now is giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the game! to enter.. just head to las vegas now dot com and click the banner at the top. while you're there check out our newly launched super bowl page.... just click the sports tab../// ((brian loftus)) > imagine.. flying to europe.. non-stop. for under a hundred bucks! ((kirsten joyce)) the new airline... offering that price.. for flights.. from the west coast. ((brian loftus)) plus.. everyone's best friends.. are getting back together! the just- announced reunion.. for the hit show... 11 years..
hour ago.. and we now know.. who is up for best picture.. and this year there are 8 nominees they are the big short. bridge of spies brooklyn mad max fury road the martian the revenant room and spotlight. some other nominee highlights include leonardo dicaprio nominated for his role in the revenant.. and sylster stallone.. for best supporting actor from creed./// < the revenant leads with 12 nominations, followed by "mad max: fury road" with 10 and "the martian" with 7 > sherry how's the weather today? followed by "mad max: fury road" with 10 and "the martian" with 7
so our days will start to feel longer. .................. those clouds were holding back our daytime highs to low 50s, so not as warm as we'd hoped. ............... a parade of storms into the west again will send clouds our way later today and into the weekend. highs back to the 60s by sunday. most of our thursday will be spenisshine then highouds sliding in quicklyrough the afternoon, but then we should be reaching those d 50s. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > travel these days can be expensive. between ticket prices.. baggage fees.. seat fees.. going on a vacation.. can do a number... to your budget. ((brian loftus)) but a new
it's offering non-stop flights.. from the west coast to europe.. for under a hundred bucks! julie watts gives us an inside look at wow air. the planes are purple. the prices are low. wow air's promising fares as low as 99 dollars for non-stop flights... between san francisco and iceland. nine hours away. and wow air's c.e.o. says.... from there, you can get a connecting flight to at least ten "other" cities in europe.... and he says... "those" will "start" at 199 dollars. but don't expect a whole lot of them.... it's not every single seat... the fares will vary... // closer to departure on prime time... prices can vary quite a bit.. > and ... be prepared.. to pay extra.... for anything extra... him: like most airlines today, we do charge additional charges... for example: any luggage over 11 pounds.... will cost another... 29 dollars. checking a bag : 48 dollars.
drinks and food are also extra. so, will that fly with bay area travelers...? some customers give the airline.... poor marks for customer service and say all those fees "can" cancel out the great deals.... still "trip advisor" gives the airline -- good, not great-- reviews.. and that may be enough.... to get some travelers... to give wow air a try... at least the c.e.o. hopes.. so... flights are scheduled to begin..... out of the bay area..... in mid- june. jw cbs five... consumerwatch.. ((brian loftus)) > a hotel on the strip is the most reviewed hotel in the world! trip-advisor gave out their "ollie" awards... and the most reviewed hotel award went to the flamingo. last year, more than 6-thousand people reviewed the property... more than any other hotel on earth! /// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < >
((kirsten joyce)) > giving a college student.. the one thing he wants for graduation. ((brian loftus)) how you can help.. this senior.. who hasn't seen his family.. in 2 years. plus... (((norah) ahead on cbs this morning, we're at one of the stores that sold a winning powerball ticket. plus bob schieffer is back in studio 57 as our newest political contributor. and we meet with grammy nominee james bay. he's up for three awards. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven..
college in sioux city.. and is a model student.. and student body president. he hasn't seen his parents in two years.... so his close friend started a go-fund-me account.. to help raise money.. to bring them to his graduation. ((rachel ann potter/friend: i created the gofund me for him, my mom was the one who said hey paul i really want your parents to come here, but i don't know how you feel about it, he said he obviously wanted them here butt to paul johnson/college student: seeing the sacrifices they made, i feel like they deserve to see it being paid off )) ((sherry swensk)) currently the go-fund me page has raised over 2 thousand dollars.. about half of what they need to pay for his parent's plane tickets from africa. to donate.. visit las vegas now dot com and click on links we mentioned./// ((kirsten joyce)) > helloooo adele! james corden has been talking about her segment on the late late show for days.. and we finally got to see it last night. they belted out not just adele's hits..
up: (( adele: yep, on my own, i mean my 10th bday was just 5 of us and we were all spice girls corden: who were you? adele: i was always geri. and then she left! that was the first time i was truly heartbroken. corden: is that what "someone like you" is about? laughs corden & adele singing: so tell me what you want, what you really, really want )) ((kirsten joyce)) they rocked out to british girl band, spice girls while driving around london. after the fun and games.. corden wanted to know more about what to expect from adele and she let the cat out of the bag about her future albums: (( i want my fans to come on a journey with me and i feel like one of the reasons i name my albums after my age as well, is their sort of just polaroids almost of my life at that time. corden: where do you think you'll stop? adele: this is the last album after my age. i believe in trilogy's. the next one's just gonna be adele. corden: no! it's supposed to be
)) ((kirsten joyce)) the two continued to hit the high notes on some of adele's other new songs.. she even said corden was pretty good! you can catch more of his carpool karaoke segments on the late late show right here on channel 8.. weeknights at 12:37 am./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
caesars entertainment camera... waiting for the sun to pop up. ........... cold 30s near freezing again this morning... and with a good start to the day with sunshine we hope to make it to the mid 50s today before those high clouds invade southern nevada by the afternoon. ............ it should be a nice, but cool day on the mountain. winds start to pick up tonight and especially friday so be safe up there with gusts up to 35 mph expected tomorrow. .......... the lake mostly sunny and laughlin reaching for 60 degress today. ....... mid 50s hang on for the valley to finish the work week and then more clouds coming for the weekend but some milder temps for sunday and mlk monday around 60 degrees. a slight chance of showers late tuesday.
> mark your calendar...the 8 news now living green super recycling event is 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./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > u-s borderpatrol officers in texas discovered a huge shipment of what looked like fresh carrots... but instead, they found something else. authorities say drug smugglers attempted to bring narcotics into the u-s from mexico. investigators found nearly 3-thousand carrot-shaped marijuana packages. the drugs have a street value of nearly half- a-million dollars. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > an l-a clothing store is making some big sales.. all thanks to mexican drug lord el chapo. the notorious criminal wore two of "barabas" shirts in the recent rolling stone interview. now.. they are flying off store shelves. the shirts go for about 128 dollars a piece.
how el chapo got a hold of his clothing./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on oakey and tenaya. shoulder blocked on southbound 95 and lake mead. the big semi we saw on southbound i-15 at us 95. the car was moved to the left shoulder to the right shoulder. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > a popular lip balm manufacturer
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> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 34 points. the 2016 sell- off continued yesterday. the dow fell nearly 365 points on wednesday. the nasdaq dropped 160. it's now in what's called... correction territory, a drop of 10 percent from recent highs./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the popular e-o-s lip balm is now at the center of a class action lawsuit. a california woman claims the egg shaped lip balm left her blistering. her lawyers say eos's claim that it uses only the best and natural ingredients is false. the company released a statement on facebook saying -- eos products are safe to use and meet or exceed all safety
((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 restaurant chain e-coli free. 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. they will also start giving away free food.. in hopes of winning back customers . sales have been down since the outbreaks. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's something friends fans have been waiting for.. for years! the original cast of the hit t-v show... just signed on a for a reunion! the 2 hour special will air next month on n-b-c. we're told it's not going to be quite like the original.. but everyone will be a part of it. it's set to pay tribute to the show's director. this will be the first friends reunion since the show ended in 2004.///
"c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// < 8:25 > now we want to get a check on good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, january 14th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." dreams come true for at least three powerball players. spontaneous celebrations erupt at a california store that sold the winning ticket. and we'll take you inside. isis suicide bombers target foreigners near a starbucks in indonesia. and is the gop establishment