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young black men needs to stand tall the recent problems that some say prove the movement for equality is still underway today. > plus... remembering a hero... gunned down in the line of duty. loved his family, loved his kids his first partner in salt lake city opens up... as police there piece together how the gunfight happened that cost his life./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > nevada is seeing an uptick in flu activity. january and february are whenen flu cases spike and just last week las vegas came in second in the country for flu activity. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez in for paula. flu cases are tracked several ways -- while the c-d-c says our activity is minimal... walgreens tracks what it's seeing in their stores and says nevada and las vegas have seen the most flu activity in january. patranya bhoolsuwan is here with more on what's happening and whether or not you should still get a flu shot:
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according to most health experts, it is not too late. flu season runs all the way until march...and according to this latest report from walgreens, this flu bug is hitting nevada big time. their flu tracker index is based on prescription data for anti- virial medications used to treat influenza. so far this flu season, the southern nevada health district reported 4 flu related deaths. we talked to one local doctor who says she hasn't seen that many influenza cases in her office. but she says there are patients who think they have the flu but end up with the common cold. she encourages them to see the doctor anyway: ((dr. sunita kalra/healthcare partners: "once you feel it and it's not you at least come get treated get evaluated so we don't spread it to older population or kids who can't handle it." )) dr. kalra is crediting a more effective flu vaccine this year to the lower number of flu cases she is seeing.
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the southern nevada health district reported 26 deaths and more than 300 people sent to the hospital due to influeza. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and doctors remind us that it takes 2 weeks for a flu shot to become fully effective. and at last check...there's no shortage of vaccines in nevada. back to you.// ((dave courvoisier)) > we asked you on facebook... for you best flu advice... and got some great responses. jefa says, "lysol spray i always use it at home. before guest arrive and when they leave. the kids rooms and bathrooms." erik wrote, "get a flu shot and stay home when you're sick. it's really not that hard." and cole says, "wash your hands frequently and avoid the strip at all costs during cold and flu season." want to join the conversation? head over to the 8 news now facebook page and leave a comment... it could end up on air. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > and the chilly temps keeping everyone indoors together... doesn't help the spread of germs.. but it could be warming up a bit tedd?
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morning i knew the forecast. here's the deal, i knew our morning start would be chilly. but by midday it started to warm up a little. we jumped to above average by afternoon. ............................... .......... looking outside right now seeing some clearing. we started off with clouds this morning skies opened up through the day. not looking for abundant clouds overnight, but slightly cooler temps in the forecast for tomorrow. ............................... ................. here's your hour by hour planner. tonight staying cool but not cold. some high scattered clouds with temps from the mid 50's early evening to 50 by our 11 ((denise valdez)) > today, we honor the life and legacy of doctor martin luther king junior. thousands gathered in downtown las vegas to pay tribute to the civil rights leader who fought for peace and racial equality. 8 news now reporter karen castro
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why community leaders believe his message remains relevant almost 48 years after his death. karen? ((karen castro)) the topic of racial tensions between law enforcement and the black community kept coming up at vegas. here in north las vegas, folks left these posters just feet away from the doctor martin luther king junior statue... asking to stop the killings of young black men and women. ((karen castro)) community members from different generations and racial background celebrated the legacy of doctor martin luther king junior. the 34-th annual m-l-k day parade brought out thousands of people to downtown las vegas. ((mcky bolden - 10 years old: he helped blacks get more rights.)) ((karen castro)) 10 year-old mcky bolden was not even born when doctor king was fighting for racial equality. but she knows who he is. meanwhile, earl scott, was in his late teens during the civil rights movement. he joined the u-s air force after dropping out of high school. the retired sergeant was in thailand when doctor king was
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that day, he remembers going back to his barracks and seeing black men lined up out side the police station on base. ((sgt. earl scott - retired, u.s. air force: lieutenant came out and asked 'why do you have those black men lined up?' he said 'well we thought we were going to have a riot.)) ((karen castro)) scott believes racial discrimination still exists in communities across the nation... but it may not be as obvious as segregation. ((sgt. earl scott - retired, u.s. air force: i think that times have changed but they have gone more covert.)) ((karen castro)) scott says the recent deaths of black men at the hands of police are a testament that more work needs to be done. ((sgt. earl scott - retired, u.s. air force: young black men needs to stand tall, look over your shoulder, and say yes sir, no sir and keep on walking.)) ((karen castro)) in the words of doctor king, scott believes "the time is always right to do what is right"... a message that resonates with even the youngest of doctor king's followers. ((mcky bolden - 10 years old: i feel that that's good for him to do that for us.)) ((karen castro)) organizers tell me they considered what's happening across the nation when choosing a theme for this year's parade... which is "living the dream, continuing the movement." reporting live, karen castro, 8
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((denise valdez)) > and our own tedd florendo and sharie johnson were there to keep the parade moving... but also took time to reflect on today's message: (( i just interviewed one of the grand marshals and he really said it best. we have come so far but there's still so much work to be done what i love about king the most is he encouraged other people to be the change that they want to see in the community. he has a great message that we can all learn from, living the dream, do the best with what you've got and i think we can all learn from that which is why we're here and we're celebrating today )) ((denise valdez)) las vegas mayor carolyn goodman rode in a pink cadillac... with her husband, former mayor oscar goodman, with elvis presley at the wheel. clark county commissioner, lawrence weekly, also entertained the crowd./// ((dave courvoisier)) > troopers are trying to figure out why a man was on i-15 this morning... when he got hit and killed by a semi-truck. it happened just before 10 this morning... near jean. the crash caused massive delays as nevada highway patrol closed
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the crash. no word on who the man was... or why he was on the highway./// ((denise valdez)) > the salt lake city community is mourning the loss of a local hero today... after a police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. ((dave courvoisier)) the officers were responding to a car accident... where the people in one car ran away from the crash scene. officer doug barney came across of one of those people... 31 year old corey lee henderson.. close to the scene... police say henderson shot barney in the head, killing him. officers tracked down henderson and more gunfire erupted... officer jon richey was struck in both legs... henderson was killed in the shoot-out. they say he was wanted both locally and federally. police are looking for another person of interest who may be involved./// ((denise valdez)) > there is a hole left by officer doug barney's loss... not only in the police department there... but in the salt lake city community. ((dave courvoisier)) the man who first hit the streets with him... his partner... takes us through the man they are now remembering. kimberly nelson has the story.
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lex bell and officer doug barney started with the salt lake county sheriff's department. setting up their own stings in the middle of the night - waiting for a wanted person to drive by - barney and bell made the best of their overnight shifts. more than partners - the two were family.
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junior high - his wife, bell says, earned two masters degrees. through all barney's accomplishments it was his family he was most proud of.
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west florida. one killed a grandfather.. in the 125 mile per hour winds... and a grandmother determined to rescue her grandkids... climbed out of the debris, helped get them to safety then later died of a heart attack. the storm ripped their home off it's foundation and tossed it more than 100-yards. (( they say it sounds like a train but it sounded like rolling thunder and it kept getting closer and closer. )) ((denise valdez)) two little girls and a man are still in the hospital, two little boys are now at home recovering. all of them are expected to be okay. /// ((denise valdez)) > carly fiorina visits las vegas... to meet with voters face to face. ((dave courvoisier)) our poltics now team sits down with the presidential candidate... to get her view on the topics ranging... from immigartion... to the education savings account. /// ((denise valdez)) > and the democrats honor... martin luther king junior. the question bernie sanders raised... in honor of for the civil rights leader.
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oice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > the
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making nevada a priority this election year... right now republican candidate carly fiorina is wrapping up a campaign stop... after making appearances in both reno and las vegas. ((denise valdez)) the former hewlett packard c-e-o spoke at the peppermill at an intimate gathering with voters. she sat down exclusively with politics now anchor's patrick walker and steve sebelius before this morning's appearance. patrick joins us with what she had to say about some nevada issues. ((patrick walker)) on average... she's polling 7th out of the 12 remaining republican candidates right now... in the neighborhood with chris christie... john kasich and rand paul. but... she says that's a big improvement from being 16th out of 16 when the race started. fiorina does not support a path to citizenship for people who are in the country illegally. i asked her if she believes that hurts her chances with latino voters here.: ((carly fiorina/(r) presidential candidate: "immigration is an important part of our economy, but we cannot become a nation where there is no consequence for breaking the rules and there's no reward for playing by the rules, so we have to fix our legal immigration system first
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working for this nation.")) ((patrick walker)) fiorina touched on immigration... along with a host of other topics at her "coffee with carly" event this morning. she also talked with the crowd about education and school choice. when i asked her about the education savings account program republicans in the legislature passed last year... she praised governor sandoval and state lawmakers for doing what she says the federal government has failed to do for decades.: ((carly fiorina/(r) presidential candidate: "what helps is to give every parent a choice, what helps is a great teacher in front of the classroom, and therefore, we need to put more money in the hands of states and communities, and give parents more choices, and that's what governor sandoval's program does, i think it's a great innovation.")) ((patrick walker)) remember... last week a judge ruled the funding part of the program as unconstitution al... and attorney general adam laxalt... with the governor's support... vowed to appeal the ruling to the state supreme court. ((patrick walker)) we'll see if she picks up any momentum from this visit. in the latest nevada poll...
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republican voters at 5 percent. ((denise valdez)) you've interviewed several candidates so far. do you get a sense of how her campaign is doing here in nevada? ((patrick walker)) we've interviewed 6 so far... three republicans and all three democrats. she hasn't been here much... but there have been several events on her behalf. you don't hear much from the republican frontrunners here... except for ben carson. donald trump will be in town thursday... you'll hear a lot from him on stage... but probably not with the local media. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > the democratic candidates faced off in a sometimes heated debate last night in south carolina.. and this morning addressed crowds as they honored martin luther king. (( and what he said is in this country with so much wealth, why is there so much poverty? "and i wonder if dr. king was with us today.
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in which the top one-tenth of one percent own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent? )) ((dave courvoisier)) bernie sanders used the moment to tie the message of his campaign to the questions dr. king posed. sanders and martin o'malley marched with the crowd for king day./// ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo >skies a lot clearer this afternoon after clouds this morning. showers didn't really happen here, but we did pick up some sprinkles elshwhere. it's gonig to be another cool night, but at least not freezing by morning. ............................... ............. looking outside right now it was
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staying cool up in kyle canyon this afternoon with chilly weather expected by morning and evening. cooling off a little tomorrow. ............................... ........ regional temps in the 60's also with mildest weather down in laughlin and death valley this afternoon. stayed chilly in the central part of the state and up in ely. reno cold as well. ............................... ............ u.s. temps cold across much of the lower 48 states. with dangerously cold temps in upper midwest over to pennsylvania. wind chill reading will bring these areas certainly down to the negative 15 degrees. ............................... ............. that's where we're finding lake effect snow prompting a lot of lake effect snow warnings. expecting up to a foot in some areas like buffalo and upstate new york. maybe out in erie as well. ............................... .......... back to the west coast we go.
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pacific, but jetsream staying to the north will send this parade of storms north of us again. we could get some clouds mixed with sun this week as they stay north. shower chances are going to be very limited this week. ............................... ....................... one system moves east and we'll see some clearing. but this next one hitting california already will bring some clouds tomorrow. shower chances will be even less tomorrow. with better chances in the mountains ............................... ..................... here's the travelers' forecast with l.a. picking up some rain early. phoenix partly sunny with high 60's. sand diego mostly clouds and 64. san francisco, not letting up. they're getting more rain. ............................... ............................ 43 partly clear overnigth with chilly conditions. light winds. tomorrow expect a high of 58 with more clouds and seasonal temps. we could squeeze out maybe an isolated sprinkle or brief shower tomorrow, but probability
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............................... .......................... extended forecast shows at or above average temps all week. with some days in the mid 60's, that'll feel real nice. warmest days friday and saturday for our living green, super recycling event. thank you mother nature. could see a slight shower chances on sunday, but nothing to get too excited about. ((denise valdez)) > bringing the cars of the future to southern nevada -- comes at a cost. ((dave courvoisier)) we break down how much it cost us to hold a special session... in order to give faraday futures some big tax breaks./// <
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denny's new crazy spicy skillet. denny's. welcome to america's diner. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman
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of a million dollars... that is what nevada spent... to try and hammer out a deal to bring faraday futures to southern nevada. it's the company that wants to these impressive electric cars in our backyard. it took four days for lawmakers to agree on tax breaks to get faraday here... that special session costs will amount to about 250- thousand dollars according to the legislative counsel bureau. that is twice as much as the two day session in 20-14 for the tesla plant up north. concerns about water use and bond financing made the faraday session longer. but the costs are just a drop in the bucket when you look at the 215 million dollars in tax breaks the company got and the 120 million dollars in infrastructure improvements for apex./// ((denise valdez)) > we are just days away from our biggest
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the living green super recycling event is this saturday.. it is at the thomas and mack center... and remember we will collect almost anything... from electronics, to clothes to personal paperwork that needs to be shredded. the event is from 8am to 3pm, it is busy but the cars move quickly... for a full list of what we are accepting, and any limitations go to las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > coming home champions. the team making u-n-l-v proud... as it takes first place in a competition ... and where you can catch them performing here in town./// ((denise valdez)) > and the path to financial freedom... could lie in a 3- digit- number. tonight at six... michelle mortensen sets us on a course to improve our credit scores in under a year./// ((coming up... coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) <
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this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > we are just three weeks away from the super bowl... and while you may be taking your chance betting for your teams... remember to take one more change to win 25-hundred dollars through us here at 8 news now. just go to las vegas now dot com... and clink on the link to enter the contest. then make sure to watch our after the game broadcast at 8 p-m when we will announce the winner./// ((denise valdez)) > one u-n-l-v troupe already feels like winners... after they took home top honors... for their girls hip hop performance. they were named division 1-a champs in the varsity competition in florida over the weekend. ((: west coast party... internation champs, unlv, the rebels! )) ((denise valdez)) they just shared that video with us.... they haven't even posted it online yet from this year's competition. they took second place for hip hop in the 20-14 national dance championships.. so they upped their game this year.
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45-hundred of the country's top dancers. you can catch the unlv girls dance team at all football and basketball games. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// >> pelley: family reunions for american prisoners released by iran. also tonight, michigan's answer to the flint lead crisis. is it too little?
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