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but a dollar??? the frenzy ... as prices at the pump continue to drop./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. for the first time in more than 15 years... clark county commissions will vote on adding a new ambulance service in the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) the vote is scheduled for 10- am today. we spoke with brian rogers.. the coo and founder of the henderson based, "community ambulance." he says pending approval... the company will take over about 25 percent of clark county as the primary, private 911 e-m-s provider. they expect the amount of calls they run to increase from 25 to more than 60 per day. 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:
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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.")) ((kirsten joyce)) "community ambulance" would use rides with new technology to increase safety... like these automated gurneys. "community ambulance" also tried to get a contract with the city back in 2014, but it was instead awarded to amr./// ((brian loftus)) > also this morning-- we could learn more about the future of solar energy in las vegas. mayor pro tem steven ross will be join several other city leaders... to announce a plan to restore the residential projects around the valley. this comes after the public utilities commission raised rates for solar companies... which led to the layoffs of hundreds of workers in the valley. customers filed a lawsuit against nv energy... saying the company manipulated the puc into the increase./// ((sherry swensk)) > you've only got a few days left to clean out the house for the 8 news now living green super recycling
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it's this saturday at the thomas and mack. it runs from 8 am until 3 pm. you can drop off electronics, unused or expired medicine, paperwork that needs shredded. goodwill is collecting household items. for a full list .. just head to las vegas now dot com./// sherry how's the weather today?
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we enjoyed some nice sunshine yesterday for most of he afternoon... but now the clear skies won't last much longer. ............ right now we have low 40s and upper 30s. rain and snow is moving into california... and that next storm is pushing clouds our way soon. .............. that will hold back highs for us today - so no nice 60s like
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but they will be back and we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up. > back to you. /// brian loftus > ready to file your taxes? today is the day to start... kirsten joyce the i-r-s is beginning to process your taxes... and you have only a couple months to get everything in on time. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens joins us this morning with some tips to get tax season off on the right foot. good morning michael?
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the i-r-s says nationwide... more than 1- hundred and 50-million tax returns are expected to be filed this year. early-bird taxpayers can start filing today... but if you're one of those people who waits until the very last minute to get everything in... here's something for you. the i-r-s says you will have a few extra days to file this year. it's because because emancipation day falls on the 15th... so taxpayers have until monday... april 18th to file their 20-15 tax returns and pay any tax due. this year... the i-r-s says they expect more than 70-percent of taxpayers to receive some sort of refund. last year, they issued about 1- hundred and 9- million refunds... with an average refund of 27- hundred bucks. if you need some help filing... the i-r-s says you should always plan ahead and take advantage of their online resources on i- r-s dot gov -- or seek out a tax
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four out of five returns are expected to be filed electronically. the i-r-s says choosing to e- file... and direct deposit refunds is the fastest and safest way to file and get money back. the i-r-s anticipates to process your refund in 21 days or less. ((brian loftus)) michael... is the i-r-s warning people of any types of scams we typically hear during tax season? ((michael stevens)) the i-r-s says they're working closely with state tax authorities to address tax- related identity theft... and refund fraud. hour... we'll talk about some ways to you. brian, kirsten? demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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> nhp is responding to a crash at the rainbow/us 95 intersection. injuries reported in this crash. accident on charleston and valleyy view right now. there is a surplus of activity on the strip as crews film the new bourne flick. they are letting traffic get through. looks like metro is even out directing traffic around their setup. expect some delays in the area. < > < >
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/// ((brian loftus)) > calls of anger... over the flint water crisis.. ((kirsten joyce)) why some protesters say michigan's governor acted criminal... in his response to the contamination. ((brian loftus)) > plus... dealing with another crisis in southern california.. when the natural gas leak will finally be sealed.. after months making people sick and forcing them out of their
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((sherry swensk)) > "wipe out" is right.. the waves in southern california are pretty massive right now!
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high as 15- feet in some areas. ((kirsten joyce)) check out these surfers... taking advantage of the high surf along the san diego coastline. the national weather service says the waves between six and ten feet will hammer much of the coast today. the highest surf is expected just south of carlsbad./// ((sherry swensk)) > and this reporter was saying, "surf's up dude!" he was trying to snap some pics to send back to the station when he got caught off guard by a big wave! he was in water up to his waist ... safe but soaked! his photographer certainly got a couple laughs out of having the camera rolling at just the right moment.//
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sherry swensk < those high waves because of the storms rolling through the pacific - so a surfer's dream along the coast. ............ for us a conveyor of clouds that just keep coming over and over again. the rain is moderate to heavy in the bay area... and that rain is now spreading inland toward the central valley and will head a little south... but most of it will swing north. ............. high pressure rebuilds for us, but it won't hold back the clouds this week. it will help rebuild the temps and get us back above normal and into the low 60s each day into
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more sunshine comes by sunday and monday. > back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > crews hope to have the natural gas
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sealed next month. methan gas has been leaking into the air since last october... forcing some 4- thousand people out of their homes. experts call it the worst environmental disaster in the country since the bp oil spill 6 years ago./// ((brian loftus)) > michigan's governor will deliver his state of the state address today..... in the midst of the anger over the flint water crisis. the city's water supply was tainted with lead in 2014.. after the state- appointed emergency manager switched the water source to flint river to save money. don champion reports. the flint water crisis will dominate michigan governor rick snyder's state of the state address today. monday, while the republican governor called the city's contaminated water 'a disaster...' dozens demonstrated outside his home calling for his resignation. many called his slow response to flint's water supply contaminated with lead, criminal. (colleen crossey/proteste r) he the experts. he should have switched it back
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he knew of the contamination. national guard troops are now handing out bottled water to residents... ...state troopers are also giving out lead tests and filters. (elena richardson/ resident) what happens after the water and filters go. we're still going to have the lead, we're still going to have the pipes, we're still going to have the poison governor snyder says he plans to request once again that president obama declares flint a federal disaster area instead of just a state of emergency. (wantwaz davis/flint city councilman) the state of emergency only gives us a 5 million dollar cap//if they would have submitted for a disaster declaration we could have got the 96 million dollars or more the president already denied the request once before-- citing the situation in flint was man-made. don champion cbs news. ((brian loftus)) flint receives source.. the city's mayor is in washington, d-c today.. in hopes of securing a disaster declaration. two new class- action lawsuits filed by residents against the governor are expected to to be
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor there are cones all around las vegas boulevard and harmon as crews work to film the latest bourne flick... they haven't named the movie yet, but matt damon is definitely going to be in it. looks like we have a lot of activity on northbound 95 and valley view right now. > < > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > we've seen the videos.. hoverboards catching on fire.. ((brian loftus)) and now there is a new danger.. the fake safety labels... now on some of the devices. ((kirsten joyce)) you waited for this route to open, but it turned out to be a traffic nightmare... demetria found out what the
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safety labels.. to a gas station frenzy over the crazy low prices... ((brian loftus)) hena daniels joins us live from wall street. good morning hena. good morning brian and kirsten! trading resumes on wall street this morning after closing for the martin luther king holiday. investors are carefully watching the latest economic growth numbers out of china. on friday, the dow lost 391 points. and the nasdaq lost 126 points.// and the safety certification company, underwriters laboratories, is warning of counterfeit labels on swagway hoverboards. the fake u-l labels appear on the bottom of the hoverboards and the packaging. u-l says it has not evaluated swagway hoverboards and it is now known if they comply with
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price of gas briefly dropped to below a dollar a gallon in one town in northern michigan. during a gas war in houghton (ho- ton) lake sunday night, one station was selling gas for 47 cents a gallon!! police had to direct traffic. other stations also broke the dollar barrier. this morning prices are back to about a dollar forty a gallon. according to the triple-a, the national average is one dollar 89 cents a gallon. brian and kirsten? /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor rich asks, "is cactus avenue between amigo st. and maryland pkwy.
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non 4-wheel drive vehicle? we waited forever for it to open and it has been a nightmare ever since." right now, the county is for cactus avenue. cactus will be widened to three lanes, in each direction, between las vegas boulevard and maryland parkway. medians, detached sidewalks and street lights will be installed, as well. the ball should get rolling before the end of this year. right now, the county is coordinating with utility and development projects and working to attain the legal right to build. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > most acceptance speeches at award's ceremonies are just a list of people to thank.. ((kirsten joyce))
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is sure to catch your attention. the most adorable acceptance
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> the oscars are going to have a few empty seats this year.. the changes stars are calling for.. frustrated over the list of nominees. kirsten joyce > plus.. carly fiorina trying to gain some ground in nevada... our exclusive interview with the republican candidate. brian loftus > and... a rockstar finally checks out of hotel california.. remembering the co- founder of the eagles' .. as we lose another great musician in 2016./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus >
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thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. the high- profile trial of a former las vegas pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation ... resumes this morning. ((brian loftus)) otis holland is due in court at 9:30 to face nearly 2 dozen felony charges. he pleaded not guilty.. and could face life in prison if convicted. holland has testified in his own defense about the alleged abuse during counseling sessions... saying he didn't do anything inappropriate./// ((kirsten joyce)) > republican candidate carly fiorina just wrapped up a campaign trip to nevada. she chatted with supporters at the peppermill yesterday for about an hour during her "coffee with carly" event. our "politics now" team-- patrick walker and steve sebilius-- sat down for an exclusive interview prior. she fielded questions regarding healthcare and veterans... and said she wants to face hillary clinton in a debate. when it comes to foreign policy.. fiorina said the u-s has to take a more active roll. she said she believes a lack of intervention by the u-s has led
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iran and north korea. ((carly fiorina/(r) presidential candidate: "so when there is no response, we're going to get more bad behavior from north korea. when iran launches two ballistic missile tests in direct violation of an agreement, and there is no response, north korea says 'well, me too,' see, this is what's going on.")) ((kirsten joyce)) fiorina is polling at fifth-place in nevada among republican voters./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and the republican national news... and has instead, chosen to partner with cnn for next month's super tuesday debate. the republican debate will now air on cnn thursday, february 25th.... just days after the nevada caucus. the rnc had already suspended its partnership with nbc news after the debate in boulder, colorado in october. the gop criticized how the debate was handled./// sherry how's the weather today?
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we enjoyed some nice sunshine yesterday for most of the afternoon... but now the clear skies won't last much longer. ............ right now we have low 40s and upper 30s. rain and snow is moving into california... and that next storm is pushing clouds our way soon. .............. that will hold back highs for us today - so no nice 60s like monday. but they will be back and we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up.
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< kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > a man is fighting for his life.. after nhp says he was hit by a drunk driver going the wrong way. loved ones say brandon abernathy...als o known by the nickname abby....has serious injuries to his arms and legs as well as a brain bleed, among other issues. nhp says a suspected drunk driver caused a 3- car crash when he drove the wrong on the 215 near warm springs early sunday morning. abernathy's friend says the situation is so upsetting because it could have been prevented: ((gordon lawes/victim's friend: there's uber. there's cabs.
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things called legs, you walk home, you know, take a bus, but his decision to consciously go into that vehicle and he knew what he was doing and just continue to drive is just unbelievable.)) ((brian loftus)) friends have a go fund me account set up... we have a link on our website at las vegas now dot com.. just click on this story. and as for the suspected drunk driver, nhp says he is expected to face charges after he was taken to sunrise hospital with minor injuries./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < lots of activity on las vegas tropicana. as crews work to film the new bourne identity movie. stephanie street bridge shut down yesterday for 90 days. detours are galleria and russell. watch out for a crash on charleston and valley view. > < > < >
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/// brian loftus > tax season is here. starting today... the i-r-s is processing
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8 news now reporter michael stevens is here to tell you about what the i-r-s is doing to keep your money from getting into the wrong hands... good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the i-r-s says they've kirsten... the i-r-s says they've implemented stronger protections for taxpayers... and the nation's tax system. the i-r-s says the new measures attack tax- related identity theft from multiple angles. they say... many of the changes will be invisible to taxpayers but will help the i-r-s and other agencies provide new protections. the i-r-s says there's something you might notice. there's new security requirements when preparing your taxes online... especially when you sign-in to your tax software account. despite the changes.... the i-r-s says they still plan to process 9 out of 10 federal refunds within 21 days. the i-r-s says over 90 percent of all tax returns are prepared using some sort of tax return
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this software generally includes tax law help along with reminders and prompts about tax breaks and responsibilities. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... if someone needs help filing... what does the i-r-s suggest? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the i-r-s says you can always go to their website for resources... they also say if that doesn't work... seek out a trusted professional for help. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > hollywood... calling for a boycott of the oscars... ((kirsten joyce)) the reason some won't attend.. or even watch the award's ceremony. ((brian loftus)) > plus... the affluenza teen is still in mexico.. but investigators are reviewing his case in court today.. the changes they want to make to how he is tried.///
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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, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she'll get the job done for us.
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((demetria obilor)) > people just can't stop talking .. about what they are calling the most adorable acceptance speech ever. 9- year- old jacob tremblay stole the show sunday night at the critics' choice awards. he won best young actor for his role in "room." tremblay's speech is sure to make you say "awww": (( (jacob tremblay/actor) "this is super cool. (audience laughs) "this is the best day of my life. i first want to say thanks to all the critics who voted for me. it must be a super hard vote because of all of the other great actors in this category. i also want to thank my parents and i love them very much. and i know where to put this.
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(cheers) )) ((demetria obilor)) the pint-sized actor celebrated his award afterwards at one of the post-gala parties.. by bustin' a move to uptown funk.. which he says is his favorite jam./// sherry how's the weather today?
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we won't stay clear for long today... more clouds coming our way for tuesday. right now with temps in the low 40s and upper 30s. ........... mostly sunny skies yesterday was a nice break from the clouds. keep the sprinklers going on your one day a week... that rain a couple of weeks ago is a distant memory now and ........... california is soaking up each of these storms.... and the clouds get pushed over the sierra and into nevada. temps will probably stay below 60 for most areas today. >
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((kirsten joyce)) > a hearing is scheduled scheduled decide whether the "affluenza teen" ..
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ethan couch is still in mexico... but texas investigators are requesting to transfer ethan couch's court proceedings from juvenile to adult court. couch and his mother fled across the border..after a video appeared to show the teen violating his probation at a party. he killed 4 people in a drunk driving crash and only received probation. his lawyers argued that he didn't know any better due to his wealthy upbringing./// ((brian loftus)) > nevada is seeing a big spike in flu actvity... after las vegas came in second in the country for the illness. january and february are usually when flu cases increase. walgreens' flu tracker indicates that the bug is hitting our state in a big way. so far, the southern nevada health district has reported four flu related deaths. sometimes those who get sick can mistake the common cold for the flu... so its recommended that you go see 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
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handle it." )) ((brian loftus)) flu season runs through march... flu shot. this year's vaccine has proven to be more effective than last year's. /// demetria, how are the roads this morning? < demetria obilor lots of activity on las vegas tropicana. as crews work to film the new bourne identity movie. stephanie street bridge shut down yesterday for 90 days. detours are galleria and russell. watch out for a crash on charleston and valley view. accident at decatur and post. >
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< > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > cue the football music! we're just weeks away from the super bowl and we want you to cash in whether your team wins or not! 8 news now is giving away 25- hundred bucks during our special newscast after the game. to enter.. just head to las vegas now dot com, click the banner at the top. and while you're there.. check out our newly launched super bowl page!/// ((kirsten joyce)) > the eagles' fans are feeling "heartache tonight" ...
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a look back a the life and legacy left behind.. by co- founder of the band,
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are saying goodbye to another music legend. the eagles' glenn frey passed away yesterday at his new york city home. ((brian loftus)) the 67- year- old suffered from intestional problems. danielle nottingham looks back at the life of the co- founder of one of the most popular 70's bands. nats: its another tequila sunrise. glenn frey formed the eagles in the early 1970s with his friend,
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nats "welcome to the hotel california" the eagles mixed country and melodic california sounds to become one of the most successful acts of the 70s with more than 150-million albums sold. "hotel california" along with their "greatest hits collection" became two of the best-selling albums of all time. glenn frey/recording artist: "we enjoyed what we were doing. we were serious about our work. we were serious about our songs. and serious about where we wanted to take the band. but along the way, we really rocked and had a good time." nats: "theres a new kid in town" the guitarist and keyboard player, who grew up in the detroit area, met henley in los angeles when they both sang back up for linda ronstadt. nats: you cant hide your lyin' eyes... the songwriting team of frey and henley penned a long string of hits through the decade. "take it easy..." but the strain of turning out hits and touring
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broke up in 1980. glenn frey: "there was always something stanng in our way." "nats...the heat is onthe heat is on, on.." after the eagles disbanded, frey launched a successful solo career with hits like "the heat is on" and "you belong to the city." the eagles reunited in 1994. four years later the group was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. nats: the shadow of a smile frey released his final solo album in 2012....a collection of old standards. nats: you may never see me againpeaceful easy feeling. the eagles were supposed to be honored at the kennedy center last month but that was postponed because an ailing frey couldnt attend. don henley said frey was the one who started it all, the spark plug and the man with the plan. danielle nottingham, cbs news. ((brian loftus)) eagles co- founder don henley says the two
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but that frey was like a brother to him./// ((brian loftus)) > the hard rock cafe out in front of the hard rock hotel and casino has a guitar on display.. signed by the eagles. many folks stopped by last night to pay their respects to frey./// sherry how's the weather today?
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we can just barely see the outline of the mountains from our red rock camera... and soon we'll see some daylight out there. ........... but we can also already see some high thin clouds. and then more clouds sliding into southern nevada as the day goes on. ............ california gets the rain and snow and we may get some snow in our local mountains... so we would welcome that. ........... temps a little cooler today... then some milder 60s return
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weekend. > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > some of hollywood won't attend or watch the oscar's... after the academy failed to nominate a single performance by a black actor. yesterday, jada pinkett-smith and spike lee announced they are sitting out this year's ceremony... asking for a boycott. the academy president is promising more diversity on the voting board./// ((brian loftus)) > if you shop at trader joe's... we've got a warning for you this morning. the company is recalling its store- brand raw cashew pieces.. they were possibly contaminated with salmonella... but so far, no one has gotten sick. out of precaution, trader joe's
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and offering a full refund./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < you're going to run into lots of cones on the strip heading toward harmon because crews are filming the new bourne movie. matt damon will be in this one. expect delays driving through this stretch. delays on southbound i-15 and us 95 in the spaghetti bowl. > < >
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back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > manny ((kirsten joyce)) > manny ring this spring... timothy bradley for a third time. the fight will be held at the m-g-m grand on april 9th. both manny and bradley will hold a press conference later today in l-a... and then head to new york city on thursday. /// your credit score. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... the simple ways to boost your numbers.. and get your score higher.. in a year. ((brian loftus)) > plus... we're talking live with one of the stars.. of the most- watched show on television. david mccallum from n-c-i-s.. gives us a preview of tonight's episode.. and a look at his new crime
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emergency services to the valley.. for the first time in more than a decade.
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set for today. brian loftus > plus..
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