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celine dion recently returned to her residency at caesars palace in august after taking a year off to care for her husband. ((vanessa murphy)))) people are showing their support for celine through social media... their relationship has played out on a very public stage since she was a young girl... and many messages and tweets extend condolences for their family. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) vanessa obviously celine will be canceling shows? ((vanessa murphy)) yes, we don't know the extent of just how many... but we know that this weekend's saturday and sunday shows are canceled./// ((paula francis)) > brenda stokes wilson will not face the death penalty... after striking a plea deal in the death of a 10- year- old girl. stokes wilson pleaded guilty on five different charges... including murder with a deadly weapon. police say she killed her ex- boyfriend's daughter... 10 - year- old jade morris... just before christmas in 2012. later that day... she was arrested after slashing a co- worker's face with a razor blade at the bellagio. stokes- wilson is set to be sentenced on march 9-th./// ((paul joncich)) > 75-thousand dollars. that's the bail amount set for a
kidnapping. we're also learing james burt was arrested for attacking a woman he was dating back in 2011. police officers note that this week's alleged attack had similarities to the previous attack. according to records, the charges in the 2011 attack were later dropped because he fulfilled court requirements including counseling and community service. metro tells us burt was fired from the force... but was reinstated following arbritration. burt appeared before a judge this morning where police received an order to confiscate his guns. he will be back in court next month for a preliminary hearing./// ((paul joncich)) > the investigation continues into the metro officer indicted by a federal grand jury. richard scavone is accused of using excessive force against a prostitute during an arrest a year ago. he's since been fired from the force. 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 video.. calling it evidence.. but the u-s attorney's office
department from making it public. we'll let you know if or when the video is released. /// ((paula francis)) > tonight's school board meeting is shaping up to be an interesting one. one of the issues on the agenda is the approval of new contract boosting teachers pay. patranya bhoolsuwan is live at the ed greer education building where the meeting has just started. what's the latest? this comes after months of negotiations, dozens of teachers rally .. but now a deal has been struck between clar county school district and teachers union. what we do know is that it's a 2 year contract. four pay raises over the next 9 months and a 15 percent bump in starting salary for teachers. so from the base pay of around 35 thousand up tl 40 thousand
depending on education and experience. teachers will have new insurance plans. district officials hope will relieve teachers shortage, helps in recruiting. district officials hope will relieve teachers shortage, helps in recruiting. the plan by the way wll cost tax payers around 135 and half million dollars. we should get more details on on where the district have made cuts to make this possible. >fewer clouds today for sure and
to warm up a little. skycam showing some great skies outside compared to all the clouds yesterday. we also warmed up our daytime highs and overnight lows expected to get warmer too. ............................... ............... in the mid 50's by afternoon and the surrounding neighborhoods too. cold up in mount charleston today with milder weather and 60's for laughlin by afternoon. forecast shows temps getting chilly again by morning, but will not be as cold as this morning. and tomorrow expected to be even milder. ............................... ................. so here's the forecast. 50's to 40's by late. more clouds developing but we stay dry for now. some changes expected by the weekend. we'll break it all down for you
((paul joncich)) > three lucky people....from california, florida, and tennessee who bought tickets with the numbers 4-8-19- 27-34 and powerball 10 will share the world's largest lottery jackpot of 1-point-6 billion dollars. ((paula francis)) the winners have not come forward yet.. but crowds are still celebrating. the town of munford tennessee is buzzing.. knowing one of their own could be in possession of the ticket. brad broders of our sister station in memphis has the story: < not yet brandon and katina - but we do know that someone went into store and the one in 292 million dollar odds of the winning powerball ticket. it's an event that's brought in national media..and local excitement. the news is still sinking in across munford...tenne ssee. lisa kelso/munford, tn resident 43:32 "nobody can believe it." mike vaden/munford, tn resident 48:25-29 "everybody calling me since 6 o'clock, did you hear?" this west tennessee city now can claim a powerball winner...
lance long/munford, tn resident 46:36-40 "it's probably one of the biggest things that's every happened to this small town." in all likelyhood - someone in this small city 30 miles north of memphis - woke up this morning - holding one of three golden...life changing powerball jackpot tickets. cass thomas/munfor d, tn resident 53:33-35 "it says big things can happen in small places." mike vaden/munford, tn resident: 49:50 "it gives us more hope that we can win something up here." some jokingly - some seriously suggested the powerball winner - if he or she lives in munford - could share a small chunk of the winnings with everyone living here. lisa kelso/munford, tn resident 44:29 "there's 6000 people in munford, they could share." lakesha thomas/munfor d, tn lakesha thomas/munfor d, tn resident 51:45 "hey, if you want the ticket, my name is lakesha, (laughs) and i live in munford." others here wondered what the winner will do with all that dough. lance long/munford, tn resident 47:07 "i wouldn't know what to do with that kind of money, that kind of money makes my head explode." lisa kelso/munford, tn resident 45:25 "you could never spend that much money. you could do a lot for a lot of people." (take brad live) others in the volunteer state also woke up with big news overnight from
was also one two million dollar winner - one 100- thousand dollar winner and 17 50- thousand dollar winners. the owner of naifeh's also gets a 25- thousand dollar check - which she promised to give some of the proceeds back to her employees. reporting live in munford tennessee brad broders local 24 news. > ((paula francis)) > someone bought a one- million dollar winning ticket in primm. that makes.. 2 million dollar winners there... in a week. the other.. was sold on saturday. and the arizona lottery reports a million dollar ticket was also sold in littlefield... about an hour away from las vegas. no word yet... if anyone's claimed the prizes. /// ((paul joncich)) > the race for president. republican candidates have another showdown tongiht. the one group of republican voters they are expected to
the country focused on iowa and new hampshire - gop presidential hopefuls are shifting their attention to south carolina tonight... ((paul joncich)) it's a state that could play an even bigger role in determining the republican nominee. weijia jiang is in north charleston, south carolina - the site of tonight's debate.
hopefuls have a lot at stake when they take the stage for tonight's debate in south carolina. (dr. scott buchannon/asso c. professor of political science, the citadel) "now that we are so close to iowa, new hampshire and then we move south to south carolina, these debates become even more critical." dr. scott buchannon is a political expert on voters in the palmetto state. he says candidates should focus on one group tonight. (dr. scott buchannon/asso c. professor of political science, the citadel) "in south carolina, the republican primary, about 60% of the voters are evangelical christians." (weijia jiang/cbs news/north charleston, sc) trump has lagged behind ted cruz and marco rubio with evangelical voters. but take a look at this map. it shows the most searched candidates on google with a different color assigned to each one. and you're right if you guessed red is trump's color. "mr. trump is number one by far nationally." katrina pierson is the national spokeswoman for the trump campaign. she says south carolina governor nikki haley was wrong to call out trump this week when she said republicans need to resist
(katrina pierson/trump national spokesperson) "frankly, if you're looking around and not angry then something's wrong. there are several things going on this country which are just astonishing many people, why you see mr. trump's rallies grow." tonight's debate cast is the smallest one yet - with jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich and ben carson trying to catch up to the front runners. weijia jiang, cbs news, north charleston, south carolina. ((paul joncich)) the latest cbs news poll shows donald trump with a big lead in the palmetto state at 38 percent, followed by ted cruz with 23 percent and marco rubio at 12 percent. /// ((paula francis)) > the oscar nominations are out. ((paul joncich)) who snagged the most nominations.. and the surprise snub many
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 crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. toss to weather
tedd florendo (((>milder today with more sunshine by afternoon winds staying light again and should remain that way. warmer today than yesterday through many neighborhoods. high clouds but plenty of sunshine today and more clouds expected overnight. ............................... ............... temps in the 50's all over the place late today with milder temps over to the east side where we're lower in elevation and cool up in kyle canyon. milder also for southern sections of the valley. expected to get chilly again, but not as cold as this morning or the past few days. ............................... ................. chilly 30's for the central part of the valley and colder in ely as usual. mild but still cool for this of year from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where it's milder along with death valley. ............................... .................. weekend forecast specifically for saturday. looking at more clouds from a storm off the coast. shower chances very limited
in the mountains rather than the valley. 54 and cooler by saturday afternoon. ............................... ..................... satellite and radar showing a series of storms coming in off the coast. with a higher more zonal jetstream we really don't get a lot of storms down to the southwest. mainly affecting the pacific northwest and northern california. ............................... ..................... rain has been in northern california all day with it changin over to stnow in taho and the northern sierras here. bring more snow to the north part of the state. chances tonight here are slim. but we could see chance of some snow shower in the mountains tomorrow. ............................... .................. any rain chances that pop up here in futurecast will just be virga and evaporate before hitting the ground. saturday next system comes in bring mainly clouds snow and showers to the north. ............................... .................... if you're taking an early weekend. here's your travelers forecast with mainly sunny skies from la to phoenix. low to mid 60's for san diego.
can get san franciso is going to stay wet tomorrow and this weekend 55 the high with rain likely. ............................... ........................ here's the forecast. 40 by morning. more clouds overnight and not as cold. light winds stay that way. tomorrow 57 for the high with clouds, then sun later. north breezes around start at 5 then kick up to 15 later. ............................... ........................ extended forecast shows cloud on saturday but milder sunday with 60's for a few days. next chances for showers could be tuesday and wednesday morning. those 60's are going to feel good. oscar debate! the nominees are out. the two actors not included who
entertainment world lost another star today. british film and stage actor alan rickman died after a battle with cancer. rickman made his film debut as the villian 'hans gruber' in the original "die hard" movie in 1988. he had already made a name for himself on the british stage with the royal shakespeare company. he took on a lighter role in the romantic comedy "love actually." but he's best known for appearing in all seven "harry potter" films as professor (snaype). this morning, co-star danelle radcliffe paid homage to rickman, saying... ". film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man." rickman was 69 years old./// ((paula francis)) > the oscar nominations are out and leonardo dicaprio's latest, "the
nominations. "mad max: fury road" and "the martian" also had strong showings, although martian director ridley scott failed to nab a nomination. suzanne marques has a look at all the surprises and snubs. < "the revenant" leads the oscar race with 12 nominations including best picture, best actor for leonardo dicaprio and best director for alejandro inarritu. who is going for his second win in a row. george miller's action epic "mad max: fury road" earned 10 nominations and "the martian" notched seven including a best actor nod for matt damon but not one for director ridley scott. rounding out the best picture category are: the big short bridge of spies brooklyn room and spotlight bryan cranston surprised some with his best actor nomination for trumbo.
michael fassbender and eddie redmayne. the critically acclaimed "carol" was shut out of best picture but rooney mara earned a supporting actress nod and cate blanchett scored in the best actress category. she will go up against frontrunner brie larson for room, jennifer lawrence in joy, saoirse ronan in brooklyn and charlotte rampling in 45 years. sylvester stallone is anything but the underdog in the best supporting actor category . his two nominations for playing the iconic rocky balboa come nearly 40 years apart. but the academy snubbed his "creed" co-star michael b. jordan. that . along with the absence of idris elba for "beasts of no nation" have already sparked a backlash as all the acting nominations went to white performers. suzanne marques cbs news, hollywood. > ((paula francis)) adding to the controversy the n.w.a. biopic "straight outta compton"
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4" ((paula francis)) > a huge attraction coming to the las vegas strip. top golf is looking to hire hundreds of people as they set to open by the spring time. ((paul joncich)) 8 news now's mauricio marin is... live where construction is going on now for the massive site. mauricio...what' s unque about this place that hopes to draw more folks to las vegas? ((mauricio marin)) the
golf industry is in the rough right now. so some are working to breathe new life into the sport. once completed...top golf going up at the m-g-m grand hotel and casino will be four stories tall. and catering to experienced golfers and those trying it for the first time. so as construction goes on right for the new 105-thousand square foot golf entertainment complex...top golf is now actively looking to hire more than 850 positions. once the facility opens in may
instructors, maintenance workers and guest service staff. top golf is an innovative golf center tht uses golf balls with microchips to track each shot's accuracy. top golf will also offer an upscale and fun experience to get more people involved with the game. one golfer we talked with welcomes the new top golf location to entice more people to try out the sport. (( sterling wescott/golfer: "just be patient. it's not an easy sport it's not a sport that you can just pick up like that. be patient and once you figure it out it's awesome." )) we talked to folks at the u- n-l-v center for gaming research. they tell us resorts on the strip are looking to get cash from other places than just gambling like top golf. last year--less than 35-percent of revenue for casinos on the strip came from gaming. we of course have a link on our website--las- vegas-now-dot- com on how you can apply for the more than 800 positions they're looking to fill now. reporting live...mauricio marin.
((paul joncich)) mauricio...you said just over a third of the revenue for casinos on the strip came from gaming. where is the other revenue coming from? money for businesses on the strip is increasingly coming from retail, room, and food purchases....acc ording to the unlv gaming research center. ((paula francis)) > the excitement is for top golf has a lot of people talking on our facebook page. dick writes ... "something new to do in las vegas !!!!!" and rosalyn says, "went to one in virginia during christmas and it was a lot of fun!" and rachel commented... "it's a blast!" if you've ever played top golf... click on over to our 8 news now facebook page and tell us how it was. and while you're there... be sure to give us a like. /// ((paul joncich)) > n-h-p says it's increasing patrols on mount charleston this holiday weekend. troopers hope to cut back on the nubmer of people parking on the highways and over the solid lines of the shoulder. these are photos of just how
with people parked all over the roads. along with leading to major delays... troopers say traffic backup like this also poses a serious concern for first responsders that need to get up the mountain. n-h-p says drivers who are not parked safely off the road... will get a ciatation. /// ((paula francis)) > fewer clouds today for sure and that allowed temps to warm up a little. skycam showing some great skies outside compared to all the clouds yesterday. we also warmed up our daytime highs and overnight lows expected to get warmer too. ...............................
in the mid 50's by afternoon and the surrounding neighborhoods too. cold up in mount charleston today with milder weather and 60's for laughlin by afternoon. forecast shows temps getting chilly again by morning, but will not be as cold as this morning. and tomorrow expected to be even milder. ............................... ................. so here's the forecast. 50's to 40's by late. more clouds developing but we stay dry for now. some changes expected by the weekend. we'll break it all down for you coming up. nevada regulators are denying requests to suspend controversial new rates for rooftop solar power customers. the three member public utilities commission voted unanimously after about six hours of testimony yesterday. rooftop solar companies say they have laid off hundreds of employees becuase of the rate hike. p-u-c says the 17-thousand solar customers had been getting what ammounted to a subsidy.. and the new rates are to prtoect traditional energy customers./// ((paul joncich)) > a 40 year old las vegas man was sentenced to prison for a high speed chase through two states... the chase started in wyoming
over. he was wanted for a stalking warrant.. and he fled. the chase eventually ended in nebraska after a 45 minute standoff. joseph mladenik was sentenced to three to five years in prison. he was convicted on weapons and other charges stemming from the chase./// ((paula francis)) > deconstructing .. the making a murderer: (( petersen: i'd tell him he's exactly where he belongs )) ((paul joncich)) the men involved with the case in the popular netflix documentary.... make an appearance on doctor phil tomorrow. what they have to say about the
announcer: you're watching 8 news now at 4 with denise valdez and paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > finally some good news for wall street. banking powerhouse jpmorgan chase reported revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter that topped wall street's expectations. the bank posted a quarterly profit of nearly 5-and-a-half billion dollars -- up 10 percent from the same quarter a year ago. to put that into perspective,
and-a-half times the powerball jackpot! it's been a difficult start to the year for stocks due to concerns about china's economy slowing down and the continued collapse in oil prices. /// ((paul joncich)) > is he guilty or innocent... that's the question at the center of the netflix documentary series... "making a murderer." ((paula francis)) now doctor phil is taking a shot at answering that question. the documentary focuses on steven avery... who spent 18- years behind bars in wisconsin... after being wrongfully convicted of rape in 1985. two years after his release... and amid a 36-million dollar wrongful conviction lawsuit against the manitowoc county sheriff's department... he's arrested again... this time for murder... and sentenced to life in prison. in the documentary... avery maintains he was framed by the sheriff's department... so they wouldn't have to shell out the hefty sum of money. tomorrow doctor phil will have a two part episode... where he'll talk to several people who were close to the case...
who arrested avery in 19-85. (( phil: when he was released after 18 years did you have any guilt for arresting an innocent man? petersen: no, none what so ever. i was just doing my job. phil: did you ever apologize? petersen: to steven, no. phil: if you were face to face with avery right now today, would you have anything to say to him? petersen: i'd tell him he's exactly where he belongs and he should be there as along as he lives. )) ((paula francis)) doctor phil also talks to h-l-n's nancy grace... and the reporter who first spoke with avery from jail... following his second arrest. you can watch doctor phil... right here on 8 news now at 3:00... right before our news at 4:00. /// ((paul joncich)) > the tributes keep coming for music legend david bowie. check out this street sign in austin, texas. the corner of 5th street and bowie... has been turned into 5-th and david bowie. the city will leave the sign up until tuesday... so the community can enjoy the impromptu memorial for a few more days.
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((paul joncich)) > it's one of our more iconic landmarks... the welcome to las vegas sign. it was made by the custom sign company... yesco.. or the young electric sign company, which also created the popular cowboy sign for the pioneer club. tomorrow... the co-owner of the company jeff young will be on the c-b-s show... undercover boss.
we're lucky enough to have jeff join us in studio. before we get into your experience on the show... tell us a little about how this company was started by your grandfather... in the 1920's. - what was it like knowing your company built what maybe the most popular sign in the world... the iconic welcome to las vegas sign? - what can we expect... from this week's undercover boss? - did you learn any
again and should remain that way. warmer today than yesterday through many neighborhoods. high clouds but plenty of sunshine today and more clouds expected overnight. ............................... ............... temps in the 50's all over the place late today with milder temps over to the east side where we're lower in elevation and cool up in kyle canyon. milder also for southern sections of the valley. expected to get chilly again, but not as cold as this morning or the past few days. ............................... ................. chilly 30's for the central part of the valley and colder in ely as usual. mild but still cool for this of year from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where it's milder along with death valley. ............................... .................. weekend forecast specifically for saturday. looking at more clouds from a storm off the coast.
though and better chance will be in the mountains rather than the valley. 54 and cooler by saturday afternoon. ............................... ..................... satellite and radar showing a series of storms coming in off the coast. with a higher more zonal jetstream we really don't get a lot of storms down to the southwest. mainly affecting the pacific northwest and northern california. ............................... ..................... rain has been in northern california all day with it changin over to stnow in taho and the northern sierras here. bring more snow to the north part of the state. chances tonight here are slim. but we could see chance of some snow shower in the mountains tomorrow. ............................... .................. any rain chances that pop up here in futurecast will just be virga and evaporate before hitting the ground. saturday next system comes in bring mainly clouds snow and showers to the north. ............................... .................... if you're taking an early weekend. here's your travelers forecast with mainly sunny skies from la to phoenix. low to mid 60's for san diego. with those pacific storms you can get san franciso is going to stay wet tomorrow and this weekend 55 the high with rain likely. ............................... ........................ here's the forecast. 40 by morning. more clouds overnight and not as cold.
clouds,h n later.rth breezes around stt at 5 then kick up to 15 later................................ ................extended forecast shows cloud on saturday but milder sunday with 60's for a few days. next chances for showers could be tuesday and wednesday morning. those 60's are going to feel good. smoke a hookah.. or a water pipe... may seem like a safe alternative to cigarettes.. but a new study suggests that might not be the case. as cigarette smoking rates fall.. the popularity of hookahs is on the rise.
pittsburgh school of medicine found a hookah exposes uses to 125 times the smoke... 25 times the tar.. two- and-a-half times the nicotine.. and ten times the carbon monoxide of a cigarette. they used the results from 17 previous studies to arrive at those conclusions. researchers do note that people smoke cigarettes multiple times a day..more often than a hooker.. but believe the practice needs closer examination./// ((paul joncich)) > born in august in washington, d.c., panda cub bei bei is set to make his public debut at smithsonian's national zoo this weekend. the cub is already a celebrity and the zoo expects long lines. the panda house at the zoo is home to four giant pandas. it's been closed since august, when bei bei was born. on saturday... he's expected to greet the general public for the very first time. for us that can't make it to d-c to see bei bei in person... the smithonian does have a panda cam... so you can check out what
((paula francis)) > murder arrest. the man now accused of killing an american woman in italy.. and the evidence police say they have against him... ((paul joncich)) cone zones... leaving drivers and businesses fuming. coming up at 5... a look at what projects are currently underway.... and how many more will begin in
police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of florida native ashley olsen. the 35 year old was found strangled in her apartment in florence last weekend. allen pizzey reports from rome. > ashley olsen will be buried tomorrow.and a huge turnout of from her neighbourhood is expected. the case appears to have been solved in record time.not least because there was so much evidence available. at a press conference this morning...prosecut or giuseppe creazzo said ashley olsen had two fractures to her skull and had been strangled. there was also evidence of consensual sex before the murder. the suspect who has been arrested was named as tidiane cheik diaw...a senegalese with no criminal record who worked distributing flyers for local nightclubs, witnesses saw the two enter olsen's apartment together. they were also both seen on cctv surveillance cameras in the area. according to the police at some point the suspect took olsen's phone and put his sim card in it. her apartment was described by the landlady and olsen's
being in a state of disarray. olsen spent most of friday night in this nightclub.the montecarla.a florence hot spot that has a history of problems over drug dealing and other public order offences. her father walter.seen here laying flowers on tuesday outside the apartment where she was murdered.said in a written statement at the time that he had confidence that the perpetrator of "a horrible and senseless crime" would be found and sentenced quickly. ashley olsen had been living in florence for about three years..and was described as well-known and popular in her neighbourhood. she came to florence to be near her father and start life over after a divorce. allen pizzey cbs news, rome./// ((paul joncich)) the man suspected of killing olsen is now charged with murder aggravated by cruelty./// ((paul joncich)) > isis has claimed responsibility for deadly terror attacks in indonesia's capital. two suicide bombers struck outside a starbucks in central jakarta this afternoon... killing two and injuring 24 others.
motorbikes and used grenades and guns in the attack. it's the first major terror attack in jakarta since islamic terrorists bombed two hotels in 2009. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population and has battled islamic extremism for years./// ((paul joncich)) > prison population at guantanamo bay has dropped below 100 for the first time since 2002. this comes after united states officials say 10 detainees have been transferred from the facility... to oman. that reduces the number of inmates being held there to 93. in his final state of the union on tuesday... president obama reiterated his argument for closing the prison.. saying it's a waste of taxpayer money and inflames anti-american sentiments./// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after
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strip... in mourning. a look back on the life of celine dion's husband ren anglil.. after losing his battle with cancer. ((dave courvoisier)) cone zones... annoying to more than just drivers. (( when one stops it seems like another starts back up )) ((dave courvoisier)) area businesses are suffering too. (( really, what can we do? )) ((dave courvoisier)) the projects frustrating you, and ones you need to prepare for. ((paula francis)) a police officer... indicted for using excessive force... and it is all caught on camera. the fight to make that video public... and how similar fights are getting national attention./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks