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the two major players in the oil market that could drive costs even lower./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 11" > ((dave courvoisier)) > a man is lucky to be alive tonight... fighting some very serious injuries after police say he was wrong way. thanks for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez in for paula tonight. friends of brandon abernathy are by his side after the horrific crash. vanessa murphy spoke with them and has more of the fight ahead of him. she joins us live from u-m-c. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) one of this man's closest friends says he's looking forward to the moment when he wakes up for the first time at the hospital here since the crash.... but he's not looking forward to telling him he faces a long and difficult road to recovery. (( )) ((video from game)) ((vanessa murphy)) this is brandon abernathy, a highland games competitor. ((video from game)) ((vanessa murphy)) this is his jeep after
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drunk driver going the wrong way on the 215 near warm springs caused a three car crash early sunday morning. ((gordon lawes/friend: i walk into that room you know and i see my brother just laid up with neck braces and breathing tubes and stuff in him. it's like you see your hero like superman is down.)) ((vanessa murphy)) gordon lawes says he's not a blood brother, but abernathy known by the nickname abby with loved ones is like a brother to him. they're also team mates. so news of the crash... ((gordon: i actually had a bottle in my hand and i dropped it.)) ((vanessa murphy)) was tough to take. ((gordon: it's like your mind goes blank. it's like a dream.)) ((ronald meyer/friend: occasionally, like right now, i just have these overhwhelming feelings of emotion, just kind of want to start crying.)) ((vanessa murphy)) abernathy is married with a stepchild. while he's in and out of surgery at u-m-c, loved ones are waiting to learn more about the accident..... ((ron: it's stupifying. umm, i can understand making mistakes. i can understand having a freak up. somebody making a mistake that
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my mind.)) ((vanessa murphy)) while the guy known for his strength has an uphill battle, in this friend's eyes, maybe it's for a reason. ((gordon: this driver could have hit a vehicle with a mother and a newborn baby or something like that so he's strong and he can you know we know he's gonna fight through it.)) ((vanessa murphy)) friends say abernathy has significant injuries to his arms and legs, a brain bleed, and other injuries. as for the the suspected drunk driver, he is expected to face charges after he was taken to sunrise hospital with minor injuries. reporting live, vanessa murphy... 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, you mentioned it was a three car crash... what else can you tell us about the vehicles involved? ((vanessa murphy)) dave, n-h-p says the suspcted drunk driver was in a lexus. abernathy was in his jeep... and the third vehicle was a toyota s-u-v with people inside. they suffered what fortunately were only minor injuries. back to you.///
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clark county commissioners are set to vote on adding a new emergency medical services company to serve the valley... the first time a vote like this has happened in more than 15 years. patranya bhoolsuwan is live in the newsroom with the details. patranya? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) due to a 10 year franchise agreement that just expired...that's giving henderson based "community ambulance' a chance to jump into the e-m-s market now. the vote is set to happen at 10 am tomorrow. but talking to the company's founder earlier tonight, it sounds like this is already a done deal: ((brian rogers/community ambulance founder: "it's something we worked for since the day we opened to us it's critical.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) brian rogers is chief operating officer and founder of "community ambulance". he tells us that, with the commissoners' pending approval, his company will take over about 25 percent of clark county as primary, private 911 e-m-s provider. this covers a chunk of the
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down to primm and mccarran international airport. rogers says with more resources on the ground, it will better serve a fast growing population in southern nevada and also give a boost to the local economy: ((brian rogers/community ambulance founder: "we bring added resources, added personnel which means new jobs..we are going to add 60 people full time, it will take about 20 ambulances to do it.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the new ambulances will also feature new technology including these automated gurneys that will increase safety for both e-m-t's and patients. the company also expects calls to triple from about 25 a day to more than 60 with this new contract. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) if you remember, back in 2014 community ambulance was trying to bid for a contract to become an e- m-s provider in las vegas. the city ended giving it to a-m- r. rogers says he's still in negotiations with both the city
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get in ... he says when the time is right. live in the newsroom... patranya bhoolsuwan 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) when it comes to emergency medical services, response time is key -- so what kind of difference could this make? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) for any 911 emergency calls, the standards remain the same...they have to respond in under 12 minutes. but with this new franchise agreement and "community ambulance" in the mix...there's a new rule for non- emergency calls...response time for that has to be less than 1 hour. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thousands came out in downtown las vegas today to honor the legacy of doctor martin luther king junior. it's been almost 48 years since doctor king was assassinated and his message of peace and harmony in our community is as relevant as ever. the topic of racial tensions between law enforcement and the black community were visible at today's parade. we've seen several incidents across the country. protesters left posters just a few feet away from doctor king's
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asking for peace and an end to the killings of young black men and women: (( joe jones - 100 black men in las vegas: "we're out here to represent the need to continue to move forward and improve the outcomes of all the communities that we represent." derrick bolden - parent: "a peace message is definitely [relevant] these days, also with all the turmoil with law enforcement, with rambunctious teenagers." )) ((dave courvoisier)) organizers of today's parade told us they considered what's happening across the nation when choosing a theme for this year's parade... "living the dream, continuing the movement."/// ((denise valdez)) > n-v energy employees and their family members volunteered at three square food bank as part of the national martin luther king day of service. 84 volunteers filled over six- thousand bags of food over a period of two- and-a half hours -- a new record! the bags will go to children in need... and provide kid- friendly, shelf- stable foods who lack adequate nutrition: (( tony sanchez/ nv energy: "we
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concept of giving back which is what dr. king stood for giving back and non violent communication and giving back to your community and we're gonna help some of the underprivileged folks who might not have enough food during the weekends and such when they're not at school." )) ((denise valdez)) this was n-v energy's first big event of the new year. they tell us their employees gave 35- thousand hours of volunteer time last year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a news conference is scheduled for tomorrow morning concerning the future of solar energy in southern nevada. mayor pro tem steven ross is expected to announce a plan for restoring the viability of residential solar projects in las vegas. the announcement comes in response to the recent public utilities commission ruling that effectively raises rates for solar customers. a class action lawsuit was filed against n-v energy friday by angry solar customers who claim the company manipulated the p-u-c into making the changes. tomorrow's announcement is at
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we'll let you know what happens./// ((denise valdez)) > you may have noticed another form of energy -- oil -- is getting much cheaper... and there's a good reason for that. saudi arabia continues to pump near- record supplies despite lower prices... and sanctions on an export ban against iran were lifted this weekend. iran is producing another 500- thousand barrels per day which can now go to market. that means there are now two major oil producers in the middle east. crude oil traded at $27.67 today... that's the biggest drop since 2003. the national average for a gallon of regular is down to $1.89 last year at this time it was $2.07. nevada's average remains among the highest in the country. here is $2.41... which is more than the average at this time last year... that was $2.26./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're learning more tonight about the man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer in salt lake city yesterday. this is video of the man, identified as corey henderson, walking through a neighborhood
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henderson was a fugitive after spending two months in prison and checking out of a halfway house... never coming back. he was involved in the traffic accident and took off on foot. when an officer caught up to him, that's when a shootout broke out on one woman's lawn: ((nancy: "the officer outside the fence was yelling, when i came in, he was yelling put your hands behind your back, put your hands behind your back." )) ((dave courvoisier)) officer doug barney was killed in the exchange. he was an 18 year veteran of the force. another officer was shot three times -- he is expected to survive. police shot the suspect dead. he had several felony convictions./// ((denise valdez)) > all new tonight... the university of cincinnati will pay nearly 5- million dollars to the family of a man shot dead last year by a school police officer. samuel dubose was shot dead at a july 19-th traffic stop over an alleged missing license tag. officer ray tensing pulled the trigger. he has been charged with murder
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tensing claims he feared he would be dragged by dubose's car. his trial was delayed in december when his attorneys told the court they need more time to prepare their defense. the university's payout will go to dubose's family. it also promised to provide free undergraduate education to his children./// ((denise valdez)) > tributes are pouring in tonight for glenn frey, who co-founded the eagles with don henley. frey died today at age 67. he had been battling multiple ailments. frey was responsible for one of history's most successful songwriting teams with hits such as "hotel california" and "life in the fast lane". the eagles formed in l-a in the early seventies. the hard rock cafe on paradise has a guitar signed by the eagles. many people stopped by this evening to pay their respects./// ((dave courvoisier)) > unlv is celebrating a national championship tonight... chris maathuis will show us the hero's welcome for the lady rebels team that arrived back at mccarran tonight... coming up in sports. and the nevada caucuses are just
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need to take to participate... and how you can get started./// with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses,
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yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider
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((dave courvoisier)) > the democrats debated for the final time before the iowa caucuses last night... and the tone served as an indicator as to how contentious
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hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders exchanged barbs on policy throughout the evening while martin o'malley fought to be heard. polls show a virtual tie between clinton and sanders... which only ramped up the exchanges on stage... including a big one on health care: (( hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "to tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious debate i think is the wrong direction." sen. bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate: "we're not gonna tear up the affordable care act. i helped write it. but we are going to move on top of that to a medicare-for all." )) ((dave courvoisier)) clinton aligned herself with president obama on several issues. back on the campaign trail today, sanders said there is no heir to president obama and that each candidate has to stand on their own two feet. ((dave courvoisier)) > the debate was hosted by n-b-c news... but the network is losing a scheduled republican debate. the republican national committee will partner instead for the february 25-th debate ahead of super tuesday. the decision comes after the
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handling of the october debate where candidates accused c-n-b-c moderators of a mean-spirited tone and "gotcha" questions./// ((denise valdez)) > we're just about a month away from the nevada caucuses and both the republican and democratic parties are working to get out the vote. both parties have live websites that explain the caucusing process and will help you pre-register to take part. we've posted that information for you on our website -- las vegas now dot com -- just click on the links we mentioned tab. democrats will caucus on saturday, february 20-th. the republicans will then caucus on tuesday, feburary 23-rd. you must be registered with the party you plan to caucus with ahead of time./// ((dave courvoisier)) > surfers took advantage of some massive waves off the southern california coast today... the surf was 14 to 16 feet... in central california... but much more manageable in los angeles and ventura counties... closer to 6 to 10 feet, with
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beach-goers were warned of the waves and dangerous rip currents. beach erosion and minor coastal flooding are also possible. an advisory is in place through wednesday... when the high surf is expected to subside./// ((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 mild by afternoon with some 60's reported. staying cool up in kyle canyon this afternoon with chilly weather expected by morning and evening. cooling off a little tomorrow. ............................... ........
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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. more storms out here in the pacific, but jetsream staying to
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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 not high. ............................... .......................... extended forecast shows at or above average temps all week. with some days in the mid 60's, that'll feel real nice.
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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. nevada is seeing an increase in flu activity. january and february are when flu cases spike and just last week las vegas came in second in the country for flu activity. walgreens' flu tracker indicates that the bug is hitting our state in a big way. the southern nevada health district has reported four flu related deaths. now, many times folks who get sick can mistake the common cold for the flu, so it's recommended that you consult your doctor: ((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." )) ((dave courvoisier)) flu season runs through march, but it isn't too late to get a flu shot. this year's vaccine has proven to be more effective than last year's./// ((denise valdez)) > protesters in michigan called for the resignation and arrest of the state's governor -- for his role
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the group marched outside the governor's ann arbor home despite subzero temperatures. they claim that governor rick snyder knew about flint's tainted water long before switching the city's water supply back to a detroit water system... and long before he declared a state of emergency on january fifth: ((jeff brown/ flint: "it feels personal and it makes us all, people who are in flint and people who are tied to flint very, very angry." judy bonnell- poisoned. and now, at the very best, they're going to go through very difficult times to try and get that lead out." )) ((denise valdez)) the water contained high levels of lead -- essentially poisoning the city's water supply. many people have fallen ill in the low- income, mostly minority community. 10 people have died of legionnaires disease. it's not clear when the water will be safe again... and in the meantime residents are reliant on bottled water. a protest of the governor's
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planned for tomorrow./// ((dave courvoisier)) > runnin' rebels hit the road tomorrow night. ((denise valdez)) unlv plays utah state in a game that has a crazy past history. ((chris maathuis)) a record still stands that was set when the aggies and rebels met. and a once in a lifetime event sprays life into this series... i'll explain that coming up. >plus... look who's back in the states'... ready for another fight in vegas.. sports is next here on 8 news now.
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chris maathuis." ((chris maathuis)) after winning a pair of home games, simon says "win on the road"... and that's what todd simon and the rebels hope to do tomorrow night at utah state. it's been a terrific series over the years... probably safe to say that back in the day it was one of unlv's top conference rivals. there's been some great games between the two schools... earlier tonight we showed you this triple over time game won by the rebels 142-140... who can forget the 'water bomb' game in logan...
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bomb to go off spraying all over jerry tarkanian... who after he found out it was done on purpose... said it was ingenious and the students responsible should get a scholorship. so now they do it again tomorrow... 6 pm tip off on the internet, espn 3 is doing the game. former rebel coach lon kruger has his oklahoma sooners ranked number one today. the new top ranked team facing 21st ranked iowa state. cyclones led by 10 in the second half... but here come the sooners with buddy heeled carrying the team on his back but isu hits key shots and free throws down the stretch and it's time to storm the court. for the first time since 1957, iowa state beats a number one team 82-77 the final. the last time iowa state beat a number one it was against kansas and wilt chamberlan. unlv is celebrating a title tonight... the lady rebels returning from this flawless effort at the national dance championships in orlando. they held off memphis and lsu
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category. organizer... tonight they arrived home... as champions. nice to see all their efforts and hard work paying off... rebel fans have seen this dance team for years... performing at rebel games during timeouts. (( )) kasey/dancer; "we all focused this year on positivity and becoming one, we have a brand new team with a new energy and it all came together... just so excited that it went our way and we end on a positive note." jackie hansen/dancer; "the first time you win a national title its going to be crazy, but that feeling you have of winning another title is just the same." ksey; "i've danced for many year, but there is nothing that compares to this feeling.," the lady rebs finished 11th in the overall girls cheer division... kentucky wins that title. ((chris maathuis)) getting ready for the olympic games in rio this summer and today team usa announcing its 30 finalists for the basketball team. carmelo anthony and lebron james headline the 30 finalists. steph curry is a first timer looking to make the team...
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usa will have a deep roster as they prepare for the games this august. they're 130-5 all time with 14 gold medals. ((chris maathuis)) boxing fans are pretty excited about the upcoming fight between manny pacquiao and timothy bradley. they fight in las vegas this april 9th at the mgm grand. manny and bradley will hold a press conference in los angeles tomorrow and then on thursday in new york city and that will be the extent of their pre fight promotion. manny arrived in l-a today. they'll be back on fight week... and don't expect this to be the last we see of the former pound for pound king.. and as for that shoulder. (( )) manny pacquiao/former champ; "the shoulder is good, feeling 100 percent. question; what are you looking forward to in this third fight with timothy bradley? we know that bradley improve a lot since we last fought... he improve a lot for this time." speaking of los angeles...
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l-a rams went on sale today. they say it was a steady stream of buyers... all day long fans were putting up a deposit for tickets... and the first to put his money down was former laker and current dodger part owner magic johnson. those buying tickets today will be priority when the rams move into that new nfl palace in 2019. ((dave courvoisier)) > we're
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it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows
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it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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archaeologists have uncovered an ancient city in honduras that hasn't been seen for hundreds of years. the so called "city of god monkey" or "white city" is estimated to have flourished between the years one- thousand to 1400 of our common era. artifacts found at the site are now being studied./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. ((denise valdez)) we'll see you
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j@j@ on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families,
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lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. captioning sponsored by cbs ( band playing
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