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who passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. ((kirsten joyce)) he was 73- years- old.. and died at their home in henderson. celine is one of the biggest headliners at caesars palace.. the casino lit up their marque in memory of rene.... saying "we will miss you friend." celine returned to the colosseum in august after taking a year off to care for rene. ((brian loftus)) rene was celine's husband and manager... and really found her and brought her to stardom. rene also brought celine to las vegas. the couple have three children together. celine's weekend shows have been canceled. she is scheduled to perform again in february, but it's unclear at this time if those dates will stand.///
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sherry swensk < some clouds overnight keeping temps a little milder this morning and now we have some clearing, but more clouds coming in today. .......... we hit the mid 50s yesterday and we should make it there and a maybe a little warmer this afternoon. ...... more clouds for the weekend with storms rolling out of the pacific and into the west this
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back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating a deadly shooting in the central part of town. it happened last night outside a home near washington and rancho. officers say a group of people who knew each other were arguing in the driveway about an ongoing dispute... when shots were fired. they say a 70- year- old man was killed.. and another man was taken to umc in extremely critical condition. metro police say the suspect left before they arrived.... and are trying to track him down./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the woman who brutally murdered her ex- boyfriend's 10- year- old daughter accepted a plea deal...
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53- year- old brenda stokes wilson.. agreed to plead guilty to first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon and murder with a deadly weapon among other charges. wilson is accused of killing jade morris in december of 2012. later that day wilson was arrested for allegedly slashing a co- worker with razor blades at the bellagio casino. stokes- wilson is slated to be sentenced march 9th and is expected to get life in prison./// brian loftus > a number of residents in one local neighborhood are on edge after a small dog vanishes... and they say a coyote is to blame. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from henderson this morning. michael, what are neighbors telling you? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... i'm standing off of valle verde and paso verde... and i'm told... the dog was snatched from a backyard of one of these houses that lines the street. neighbors in the area say the owner of the dog alerted them via e-mail. i spoke to the owner who says she wanted everyone to know what happened.
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in the morning on christmas eve... when a coyote jumped her 5- foot wall snatched her yorkie -- and leaped back over. the owner says she chased after the wild animal but couldn't find it... she says she then called animal control... but there was nothing they could do. people we spoke to living in the community say they see coyote's pretty often. they suspect they come from the mountains... and travel down a wash... located on the back side of their neighborhood: ((jen morley // henderson resident: you never know what they're going to do. they're wild animals -- so it's just a little alarming when you have small children and pets and things and so you want to make sure everyone's safe walking around the community and the parks. )) ((michael stevens)) i reached out animal control... to ask if there's a coyote problem in the area... and never heard back. i also spoke to the people at project coyote... a national organization that promotes the coexistence between people and wildlife. they say these types of incidents tend to happen because
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coyotes away from their dens... and they typically come back to hunt for rodents... or small animals. coming up in our next half hour... i'll tell you what you should do if you ever come in contact with a coyote... and ways to prevent what happened in this neighborhood from happening to you. ((brian loftus)) michael... did the owner say how long it took for the coyote to get away? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... i'm told it was seconds... she said her dog was in the backyard... she heard a loud noise... saw the coyote snatch the dog and it instantly... took-off from there. back to you./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor >accident on the east side on boulder highway, south of twain. no major tie-ups, however. with our rio camera, we're looking at i-15 around flamingo. no problems here, but we have a
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about. we'll start in the northwest up next... < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > elementary students going high- tech! ((brian loftus)) the big leap into the future these local kids are taking.. in today's what's cool at school. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... dr phil talks to the sheriff ... at the center of the controversial netflix documentary, "making a
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country can't stop talking about and binge- watching netflix's "making a murderer" documentary. and today, doctor phil is trying to figure out.. if steven avery is guilty or innocent. the documentary focuses on avery... who spent 18-years behind bars in wisconsin.. for something he didn't do. two years after his release and in the midst of a 36- million dollar wrongful conviction lawsuit... he was arrested again and sentenced to life in prison for murder. avery maintains he was framed by the department.. so they wouldn't have to pay him. doctor phil is speaking with several people close to the case... including former sheriff kenneth petersen... 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
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he's exactly where he belongs and he should be there as along as he lives. )) ((demetria obilor)) 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. doctor phil's two part episode on "making a murderer" airs tonight right here on channel 8.. at 3 pm... followed by our 4 o'clock newscast. the second part will air monday at the same time./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk <
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keeping temps a little milder this morning and now we have some clearing, but more clouds coming in today. .......... we hit the mid 50s yesterday and we should make it there and a maybe a little warmer this afternoon. ...... more clouds for the weekend with storms rolling out of the pacific and into the west this weekend. >
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international space station on a spacewalk to replace a part. astronaut tim peake will be the first british person to perform a spacewalk. > back to you./// >
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school students designing and developing robots, for competition, in today's "what's cool at school!" ((brian loftus)) fourth-and- fifth graders at twitchell elementary are beyond busy - in full preparation mode for a robotics competition. they need to make sure their robots, or bots, are ready to perform on the big day stacy carpenter co-chair of robotics club "they started with miniscule pieces and parts, and now they have this robot, and it does things, and they've coded it - and it i think they've really felt like they accomplished a lot together already." ((brian loftus)) the competition is weeks away, and the goal for the bot is to be
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like rolling up and down ramps, and using it's claw to pick up a ball, and make a shot collin moxley 5th grade "you have to have the right sensitivity, so you can still make precise adjustments so you're not way off on on one side of the ball or the other." ((brian loftus)) these are student ideas and designs! strategy is utilized as they iron out details, and,the excitement for their bot to maybe stand out, builds with each day... demi lira 5th grade "excited, and nervous...cause i don't know if the robot is going to fall, or if its gonna work properly." ((brian loftus)) those feelings all a part of the preparation process, and it's that process....the collaborative teamwork to achieve a goal, that has impressed their teachers stacy carpenter co-chair of robotics club "they're proud to walk in and say....that's my bot, it may break down today, but boy we had an amazing time trying to get here." demi lira 5th grade "we get to work with different people and we get to cooperate and the robots are really fun to work with." samuel chen 4th grade "we all try to make it the best it can be, so when we actually figure it out, we try to make it even better than that." ((brian loftus))
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briefly malfunctioned. ((brian loftus)) we witnessed students interacting with teachers, and volunteer high-schoolers from coronado, to work through the problem together. they quickly found a fix. collin moxley 5th grade "learning how to program it with the software can effect you to understand actual programming." stacy carpenter co-chair of robotics club "it's a huge learning curve for all of us the teachers and the students, and they've really run with it, and i've just been proud of them for persevering and working through the failures and attempts that havent worked....they're coming along!" ((brian loftus)) this is another example of kids so engaged with the material, so excited about a project...that school becomes fun! collin moxley 5th grade "where else in school do you get to play with legos!" demi lira 5th grade brian: "what is the thing the robot is doing that you're most proud of?" demi: "ugh....that it's actually working!" ((laughing)) ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school brian loftus > to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school just head to las vegas
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dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// mria, how are the roads thismorning? < demetria obilor cones and signs out along us 95 near the 215 interchange. traffic isn't bad now, but sunday night, the northbound 95 ramp to 215 will close for several hours as crews continue work on the centennial bowl interchange. the ramps are scheduled to reopen five am monday. > < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > amazon is jumping on the ship.... ((brian loftus)) their next move.. to get the stuff you buy online.. to you cheaper. ((kirsten joyce)) > first it was cones, now the whole road is shutting down. demetria explains why this bridge will close for three months starting monday. in
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folks with a sweet tooth... are going to cringe at this next story.. ((kirsten joyce)) jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill.
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chinese stocks are now in a bear market. the shanghai composite fell again today... and is now down 20 percent from recent highs.// it's worry about china's economy that sent u-s markets into a free fall this year... but yesterday... a rebound! the dow jumped 227 points on thursday. the nasdaq was up 89.// amazon is getting into the shipping business. amazon china was just awarded a licence to operate as an ocean freight. it will let amazon ship its own goods from china to the u-s. brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- here's some not so sweet news... the world could be heading for a
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is way up--- especially in asia. and cocoa growers are struggling to meet it. the wall street journal reports production is down because of factors like rough weather and a diseased crop. cocoa prices have jumped nearly 40 percent in just three years.// brian and kirsten? ///
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demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor bruce says, "there's a sign posted stating that south stephanie street will be closed january 18. they've just finished a major repaving of this street and a closure makes no sense. " the stephanie street bridge over us 95 will shut down for 90 days beginning monday, january 18. henderson says drivers will be detoured around the area using russell road and galleria drive. this $18.5 million project started last june and is scheduled to wrap up this april. when all is said and done, there will be a new two-lane bridge on stephanie street over us 95. stufflebeam avenue will be
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pedestrian and bicyclist access will be improved on both routes, as well. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > if you've ever had the flu.. you know how miserable it is... ((kirsten joyce)) how you can help prevent your pup from catching the dog flu.. that's spreading across the country.///
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superintendenthe future for education of our students in clark county school district.")) ((kirsten joyce)) > after months of talks and protests.. teachers are finally getting a
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the first of its kind increase. ((brian loftus)) > plus... this long holiday weekend has folks packing their snowsuits.. the warning issued for people heading up to mount charleston. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is talking about the dangers of coyotes > //// < 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. after months of negotiations and dozens of rallies, clark county school teachers have a new contract and a pay raise. ((brian loftus)) the school board unanimously approved the bump in a new 2- year contract. the base salary for new teachers will go up from around 35 thousand dollars to 40 thousand dollars a year. current teachers will also see a step up on their pay based on education and experience...wit h a new cap at about 90 grand. and for the first time teachers who seek out professional
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money down the road. teachers will also see a small bump in their cost of living pay and health care contributions. new recruits willing to teach in at risk schools will still receive a 5-thousand dollar bonus. ccsd will have to make budget cuts in other areas to make good on this contract./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and state leaders awarded nearly 6- million dollars in grants to hire more than 160 social workers and mental health professionals in nevada schools. it's part of an anti- bullying initiative from the state's new "office for a safe and respectful learning environment."/// ((kirsten joyce)) > all around the valley.. you can see beautiful snow caps on the mountain tops... ((brian loftus)) and if you're looking to escape the city and play in the snow.. you're not the only one. ((sherry swensk)) the "mount charleston winter alliance" wanted to remind folks to expect traffic delays on this mlk day weekend. since most people have the holiday off.. the alliance says they expect thousands to head up to the
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n-h-p is increasing patrols to make sure folks aren't parking their cars on the highways. if you do, you can expect a citation or a tow./// sherry how's the weather today? < sherry swensk some clouds overnight keeping temps a little milder this morning and now we have some clearing, but more clouds coming in today. and those clouds could bring some snow showers to the mountains.
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we hit the mid 50s yesterday and we should make it there and a maybe a little warmer this afternoon. ...... more clouds for the weekend with storms rolling out of the pacific and into the west this weekend. ...... more clouds for the weekend with storms rolling out of the pacific and into the west this weekend. and temps warm into the 60s by sunday. > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > bail was set
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metro officer accused of girlfriend. james burt made his first court appearance yesterday and a judge order. he's due back in court february 5th for a preliminary hearing. police have taken weapons from his possession and an order was set for burt to surrender additional guns. the 10- year veteran of the force was also accused of domestic violence in 2011 but the felony charges were later dropped after he performed mandatory community service and counseling sessions. burt was fired for that incident but reinstated months later by an arbitrator./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < no major crashes in the valley right now.
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looks like. expect a slower merge onto i-15 south right now as more traffic comes down from north las vegas. > < > < > back to you. /// brian loftus > neighbors in one local community are blaming a coyote... for attacking a small dog. kirsten joyce it happened last month... now residents are taking action... spreading the word about what happened... brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live near valle verde and paseo verde where these sighting's are becoming more common. michael, what are people saying out there? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten...
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here say they've seen coyotes in the past... but this is the first time they've heard of a dog being snatched. neighbors in a nearby gated community say they were alerted about the incident via e-mail. the owner of the dog said a coyote jumped her back wall and took her small dog. i reached out to project coyote dot org, a national organization that promotes the coexistence between people and wildlife. people with the organization say negative encounters often happen when coyotes are being intentionally or unintennially fed. they say sometimes people don't think about the things that may attract them to yards like fruit trees, garbage and compost: ((gina farr // project coyote: they're very, very widespread. and they are natural urbanites because they can find what they need to survive in our cities quite easily. we provide an abundance of food water and shelter. and the food in particular is attractive -- the natural foods that cities produce and suburbs
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)) ((michael stevens)) the people at project coyote say the best way to keep coyote's from bothering you is to limit any thing like fruit... and bird seed that might attract rodents that then attract coyotes. project coyote adds food bowls for pets, pools and irrigation lines can also attract them. another thing to remember is they are out here... so it's important to watch small children and animals closely when they're outside. they say if you ever do come in contact with a coyote... make yourself visible... and more than likely they'll run away. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... is animal control doing anything about these sort of sightings? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... i reached out to animal control to ask that question...
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((brian loftus)) > the top gop contenders went head to head in what was their smallest debate group yet... ((kirsten joyce)) the shots thrown between senator ted cruz and donald trump.. after they seemingly called a truce. ((brian loftus)) and.. the end could be near... for the armed protest in oregon.. the group's big announcement today...
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((brian loftus)) > tonightthe company... behind the most iconic las vegas landmark.. of course, we're talking about the welcome to las vegas sign. betty willis worked for "yesco"... or the young electric sign company... back in the 1950's when she
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jeff young... will be on "undercover boss" but first.. he stopped by our channel 8 (( we started talking to the an opportunity to meet some employees who really had need knowing their experience is projected into our customers )) ((brian loftus)) you can watch jeff young on "undercover boss" tonight at 8... right here on channel 8.///
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sherry swensk < no light on the horizon yet... and look for that first quarter moon tomorrow night... a full moon a week from saturday. .......... some cleaering now... we hit the mid 50s yesterday and we should make it there and a maybe a little warmer this afternoon with neighborhoods getting close to 60 degrees - like green valley and henderson. ...... more clouds for the weekend with storms rolling out of the pacific and into the west this weekend. bumpy winds for the mountains today and snow showers possible through the weekend.
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back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > republican frontrunner donald trump and ted cruz were throwing shots at each other after trump brought up his birther argument... in last night's gop debate. (cruz) you know, back in
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that he had had his lawyers look at this from every which way, and there was no issue there. there was nothing to this birther issue.// now, since september, the constitution hasn't changed.// but the poll numbers have. (trump) the fact is there's a big overhang. there's a big question on your head and you can't do that to the party. )) ((kirsten joyce)) seven republicans took the stage in south carolina.. the smallest group of gop hopefuls yet. cruz also took heat for failing to disclose a million dollar loan from goldman sachs used to finance his 2012 senate campaign. president o'bama was also another target.fresh off his final state of the union address. ((christie: on tuesday night, i watched storytime with barack obama and i gotta tell ya, it sounded like everything in the world was going amazing, ya know? )) ((kirsten joyce)) the candidates get another chance to faceoff in two weeks.... just days before the iowa
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor nhp reporting a crash on the eastbound 215 exit to i-15 south. delays dn southbound i-15 at us 95 in the spaghetti bowl. > < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > the billion and a half dollar powerball winners still haven't come forward... but the folks who scored 1- million are! mark vester became an instant millionaire on wednesday when the numbers were drawn. he bought his golden ticket about an hour outside of indianapolis, indiana and was so excited when he heard lady luck was on his side: ((mark vester: "when i was listening to them on the phone i kept looking at the ticket and i seen that i had them all i ran into my bedroom, woke my wife up
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dollars," )) vester says it still hasn't sunk in quite yet ... but says he plans to use some of the money to go on vacation somewhere warm with his 3 kids and 9 grandchildren. and he says other lottery players should keep trying.. because if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody. and by the way, still no word on who won the jackpot ticket that was sold in chino hills, california.. or the 1- million dollar ticket that was sold in primm./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the dog flu's bark.. could be just as bad as its bite... ((brian loftus)) the symptoms in your pup you should look out for.. and how you can help your pooch feel better./// the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills,
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there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.
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dangerous new illness worrying vets and pet owners across the country. thousands of dogs have been infected with dog flu. adriana diaz reports on this growing problem.. from an animal shelter in chicago. ashley leise walks dogs in the seattle area. she's paying extra close attention to her four-legged friends... ...after warnings about the new strain of dog flu. (ashley leise / dog walker) "they can get sick just like us, and i know how much i hate being sick" king county public health officials say up to 90 dogs staying at this kennel outside of seattle may have been exposed to the virus. two have tested positive for flu, but further tests are needed to confirm it's the new strain. (beth lipton, public health vet for public health seattle and king county) none of the dogs have immunity to fight it off. when dogs are going to day care or dog parks or boarding overnight in kennel facilities it can spread very rapidly. ...this viral video features a chicago pup named herbert who's putting on a brave face while recovering from the flu. cases first showed up last march in chicago and spread quickly. around 2-thousand dogs in 24 states have been infected. a vaccine was made available in november.
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fatal. but owners should see a vet right away if their dog shows symptoms. (vet rob mcmonigle) so if your dog doesn't eat well, misses a meal, if you see coughing, if you see lethargy, just being tired, moping around, it could be a sign of the fever///if you see that, give your local vet a call and schedule an appointment cause they'll need to get on some special medications for it. people can't contract the virus but they can give it to a healthy pet after spending time with a sic dog. and by the way all these puppies are up for adoption. adriana diaz, cbs news, chicago. ((kirsten joyce)) so far, no cases of this dog flu are reported in nevada.///
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sherry swensk < we seem to keep recycling clouds over and over again. after northern nevada and california don't need them anymore - they send them our way. and we'll get a lot more over the upcoming weekend. .......... while we won't look for rain in the valley...they could bring snow to the mountains. ...... highs will be close to the normal upper 50s... and then even a little above by sunday. with cloudy skies... it's a good time to get in cleaning mode and get your
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event a week from saturday! stay united for an interview with the care coalition coming up next hour talking about medication collection at the event and the importance of keeping it out of the hands of teens and out of our waste stream./// > ((sherry swensk)) -- 8 news now living green super recycling event -- saturday, january 23rd at the thomas and mack. -- electronics -- unused and expired medicine, -- paperwork that needs shredded -- goodwill will also be collecting < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > we're ((kirsten joyce)) > we're learning more details.. about the terror attack in indonesia. at least two people were killed yesterday...
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injured. isis militants attacked a starbucks and a police booth in the country's capital... using bombs and bullets. investigators there now believe they know the identities of the five dead attackers and say two were previously imprisoned on terror charges./// ((brian loftus)) > we could learn when the armed protesters will leave the federal building in oregon that they have taken over. the group is supposed to have a meeting with the community tonight to explain its position and announce when it will leave. however, yesterday protest leader ammon bundy said they county won't allow them to use any buildings.. so the meeting may not happen. tomorrow marks two weeks since they took over the wildlife refuge.. in show of support for two ranchers convicted of burning public land./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < left lane blocked on the eastbound 215 ramp to i-15 south along the south beltway. expect delays merging onto the interstate. the stephanie street bridge closes for 90 days starting
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galleria. > < > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the > the countdown is on to super bowl 50! you can watch the big game right here on channel 8 february 7th. 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./// ((kirsten joyce)) > he blew the vikings chance of heading to the super bowl.. but he's getting some support from some very young fans. ((brian loftus)) how a group of kids.. are helping minnesota's kicker.. after his big fail./// ((sherry swensk)) < and just
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michael stevens is live with one neighborhood's coyote concern brian loftus > plus.. honoring the man.. who brought love... and life to celine dion's career. how las vegas is paying tribute.. to rene angelil. ((sherry swensk)) > and clouds with a warm-up is coming. i've got your weekend outlook./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning. it's 6-o'clock. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. this morning. las vegas is remembering one of our own. celine dion's hustband.. rene angelil.. passed away thursday.. after a long battle with throat cancer. ((kirsten joyce)) the 73-year- old died in his henderson home. his wife celine is one of caesar's palace's biggest headliners. last night.. the casino lit up its marquee to honor rene...saying "we will
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