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kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. after several days... the trial for the former pastor...accusse d of sexually assaulting young girls will begin wrapping up. closing arguments and jury instructions are scheduled to begin this morning. otis holland is accused of sexually assaulting girls in his congregation during counseling sessions. he took the stand last week... saying he didn't do anything inappropriate. holland pleaded not guilty...and could face life in prison if he's convicted. /// ((brian loftus)) > the case of the woman...accused of intentionally running into dozens of pedestrians on the strip...is set to be in court today. police say lakeshia holloway killed one person and injured many more in the crash near planet hollywood last month. a hearing is set for eight this morning./// ((brian loftus)) > the r-t-c is launching a multi-billion dollar improvement proposal... to avoid another deadly crash on the strip. yesterday... r-t-c officials revealed their 12 billion dollar, 3o year plan. the proposal took two years to draft... it includes building seven new pedestrian bridges on the strip... and a new light rail system along the resort corridor. but county commissioner steve
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to be do-able:. ((steve sisolak/clark county commissioner: "is this dream shopping or is this reality, i want to deal with reality.")) steve sisolak/clark county commissioner: "i want action, i want something to make the strip safer right now.")) ((brian loftus)) according to sisolak it's not clear on how they will be funded...but likely taxes and local revenues will come into play. the r-t-c's budget does not include the light rail which could cost another few billion dollars on top of that ...if it does become a reality. brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < cloudy and damp this morning... after some good rain showers passed through the valley yesterday.
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we were looking for snow in the mountains, but not the nice rain we got through the afternoon. that storm wound up sliding farther south and into our area afterall. ................ some neighborhoods received about a tenth of an inch with the steady rain. we should see more sunshine today and highs back near 60 degrees. > back to you. /// brian loftus > we are down
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one month from today -- democrats will have their chance to take part in the nevada caucus... kirsten joyce three days later... the republicans. 8 news now reporter michael stevens spoke with both parties about their final preparations... michael, ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... it's getting close... i'm told both parties are doing a lot of training and finalizing paperwork to make sure things go smoothly. democrats in our state will be the first to caucus here in our state on february 20th. in recent months... even weeks... we've seen all three candidates for the party making stops in our state. earlier in the month... they all attended the best in the west caucus dinner at at m- g-m to drum up support. the nevada state party says our caucus could play a major role for the party because right now... the front-runners hillary clinton and bernie sanders could slip in the other states making nevada the early deal breaker: ((roberta lange // chair, nevada state democratic party: in iowa, sanders and clinton are running neck and neck. so it's anyone's game there. i know they're both working hard
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-- they have a lot of surrogates -- there will be a lot of contact in iowa. in new hampshire, i think sen. sanders has a slight lead and so when they come to nevada -- we could be the firewall for someone or we could be the person that breaks the tie and energizes a campaign that moves forward as the presidential nominee. )) ((michael stevens)) three days after the democratic caucus... on february 23rd... it will be the repbulicans turn to caucus. the party says they've been very busy in recent weeks preparing... completing paperwork and doing a ton of training to make sure everyone is ready... to make their voices heard on which of the 11 candidates should move forward: ((ed williams // chair, clark co. republican party: this year we have an embarrassment on riches. we have 11 great candidates -- that span the full spectrum of republican values -- there's going to be one that i think everyone likes.... and resonates with... they're all working hard to drive people out to the caucus to vote for them so the energy is enormous. )) ((michael stevens)) not only will both parties be selecting their favortie candidate to move forward...
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delegates that will move forward to the convention. anyone can vote in nevada's caucus. you just have to be registered with your particular party to take part. the deadline is 10 days before the caucus to register... meaning it's creeping close to get that done. ((brian loftus)) michael... where will people be able to take part in the caucus here in clark county? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... i'm told their are a number of locations to do this across the valley. you do have to check which precinct -- you're in... and you can do this by going to either parties website. back to you. kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >hit and run crash on charleston and nellis. nhp is reporting a crash on
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not seeing any delays, however. if you're traveling on the srip, be prepared for lane restrictions and temporary closures as crews continue to film the new jason bourne movie. metro is expecting the closures through seven am today. < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the valley's first ikea is opening up in just a few months... and they're looking to fill it with talented employees! they're hiring for 300 positions...ever ything from sales, design, security, and food service. the las vegas location is going up near the 215 beltway and durango near sunset. ikea is expected to open its doors this summer. if you'd like to apply, we
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las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > taking care of wounded warriors...when they come home. (( they went through so much, its the least we can do.. )) ((kirsten joyce)) how one local man is making sure veterans get the help they need. ((brian loftus)) > chipotle taking more steps... to make sure their food is safe. how the restaurant is working to keep customers --and workers--health y. ((kirsten joyce)) change is coming to a heavily- traveled road in henderson.. demetria explains what's happening and how long it will
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((demetria obilor)) > trending this morning... a house cat in california is getting a lot of attention... because neighbors have mistaken him for a bobcat! this is spock... and he weighs 27 pounds! "spock" is nearly four feet long, eats a pound a food a day, and can even
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his owner says neighbors have scolded her for having a wild animal in the house... but she says he's not a bobcat...just a large maine coon. maine coons are the largest breed of domestic cat in the world.///
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adlib weather chat sherry swensk < damp air this morning... and some clouds around after a good soaking yesterday. that storm looked at first to stay on track to head north... but then as the early afternoon came into view... it was heading farther south and into our area. ........ let's check temps outside of the valley... where mostly 40s showing up. rainfall totals were impressive on the west side of town... and especially southwest between a tenth and two-tenths of an inch. ................. today we'll start to dry out and clear the clouds to have a mostly sunny day. ............ 60s hang on through the weekend. more clouds arrive friday and saturday, but afternoons and
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back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > a veteran.... who medically retired from the army after desert storm is giving back to other wounded in southern nevada. this week's acts of kindness recipient found a way to look after our wounded warriors and their families... with a special event called, "
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((kirsten joyce)) you're looking at video of a special gathering to honor a wounded warrior.... rick hillis sot under vo... blaine sullivan is his name, he lost his leg in afghanistan to an ied...., ((kirsten joyce)) a graduate of cimmaron high school. sullivan returned home , and was recognized for his service, at this " one hero at a time" this past october... all the money raised from the event goes to blaine... rick .. it's quite a sum, but they're going to be struggling the rest of their lives.. ((kirsten joyce)) donations gathered from members of the community to support the families challenges ahead. rick sot who is paying the mortgage while family is by their side, they go through a lot.. for us to honor them that day as well (family ) they were there for that soldier when we weren't. ((kirsten joyce)) rick and three others started this event six years ago, understanding from personal experience the many difficulties our wounded warriors face. rick
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they lost my paperwork. i had a bad attitude for quite a number of years...one hero at a time, this is the perfect way.. to bring it all around.. and make sure these guys don't have the same wasted years that i did how do you pick the person to recognize, rick response : we get asked that a lot. there is no magic formula, finding the recipient.. soldier, marine, airmen, sailor.. just got to dig under every rock... and take a look and get something to choose from, hardest part ((kirsten joyce)) bands donate their time, along with other veteran's organizations, and businesses. chick smaldino sot @ if every town in the country does one of these for one of their heroes.. look how many people we can help. money presentation : money presentation : you have received our acts of kindess award.. you as well will be getting an 800 dollar check.. clapping.. thank you on behalf of all the volunteers.
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((kirsten joyce)) you can find out more about the event... and how to get involved, by going to the "one hero at a time" facebook page. if you would like to nominate someone for our series ... go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor there are a few conventions in town this week. at the las vegas convention center, the kitchen and bath
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at sands, you have the shooting/huntin g/outdoor show. today, the adult entertainment expo gets underway at the hard rock, so expect a lot of traffic on paradise, sands and koval. stephanie street bridge closed on monday. it will remain shut down for three months. > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > robots
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((kirsten joyce)) it could soon be a reality! just how many jobs humans could lose because of their electronic counterparts. ((brian loftus)) preventing those sniffles and sneezes.
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((brian loftus)) > music and coffee are going hand in hand at starbucks. ((kirsten joyce)) and chiptole is making another move...to ensure customers don't get sick... hena daniels joins us live from wall street. good morning hena. good morning brian and kirsten! the price of u-s crude oil slid again to a little under 29 dollars a barrel. that's its lowest price since 2003. here on wall wall-street, stocks were mixed. the dow jones industrials gained 27 points. but the nasdaq composite lost
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starbucks and spotify are teaming up in 75 - hundred u-s stores. starting this week starbucks customers can identify the songs being played in the stores and then download them directly to their spotify app and listen to the playlist wherever they go chipotle will soon offer paid sick leave to employees. the idea is that if employees don't have to come to work ill - it will reduce the chances of customers getting sick. the move comes after norovirus and ecoli outbreaks at the chain last year. chipotle will close all their restaurants in the afternoon on february 8th for a company wide employee meeting on food safety. q - can a machine do your job better than you?? maybe so! what's that about hena? a - the robot revolution is already underway - that's according to a new report from the world economic forum. the study claims - developments in technology will take about 5 million jobs from humans by
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administrative roles, construction, and manufacturing fields will be affected most. // brian and kirsten /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor the day has road. today, henderson will host the ground breaking ceremony at the heritage park aquatic complex at 9:30 a.m. back in november, henderson city council approved the $7.3 million project. racetrack road will eventually have four travel lanes between boulder highway and burkholder boulevard and two lanes between burkholder and athens avenue. bike lanes will added too. henderson says, "the racetrack road project also includes a road bridge over the flood channel at newport drive and a
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drive." construction is scheduled to finish up by december. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > reversing the effects of poisonous water... ((brian loftus)) how flint michigan's governor wants to make sure kids are safe... after lead was found in their water supply.///
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michael stevens is live with more on the caucus preview. ((((fawn douglas/las vegas paiute tribe: what is happening up north is disgusting.)) )) ((kirsten joyce)) > nevadans... calling for the government to
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why cliven bundy says he's not worried. ((brian loftus)) > plus... actor jamie foxx is receiving attention this morning... after he pulled a man from burning car! why he says he's no hero./// < 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. today... marks one month until the first nevada caucus... kirsten joyce the democrats will host theirs on february 20th... followed by the republicans on february 23rd. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning with a closer look at the caucus process here in our state. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... when it comes to selecting our next president -- there's two early ways of getting that done. caucuses and primary's... while most states use a primary
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where you head to the polls to cast your ballot the two major parties don't subscribe to that system. caucus-goers not only... talk about their favorite candidateand vote... they also elect delegates to county conventions, who in turn elect delegates to state conventions... who then send delegates to each party's national convention to vote for a candiate: ((ed williams // chair, clark co. republican party: a caucus is where you get together with other people in your precinct or your neighborhood... and talk about what candidate inspires you and discuss that with your neighbors and cast your ballot for your favorite. )) ((michael stevens)) republicans who pre- register to participate in the caucus use a paper ballot to vote. for democrats... they literally divide the room. if a candidate doesn't get at least 15 percent of the people of the room in their favor... other groups can try to absorb them. as one of the first states to begin the presidential selection process... the results can influence how the vote goes in other states... meaning who stays in the race... and who goes.
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((kirsten joyce)) michael... is the funding different for primary's than it is for a caucus? ((michael stevens)) brain, kirsten... primary's are run by the government... they use a voting machine and conduct it exactly like an election... it's also state funded. caucus are run by the individual parties... and the party pays for the process. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > former president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife hillary tomorrow here in las vegas. organizers say clinton plans to discuss how he says hillary will get things done and protect the progress our country has made. he'll be speaking at the advanced technologies academy at 7-15. doors open at 6-30./// ((brian loftus)) > g-o-p hopeful donald trump will also be campaigning in nevada this week... this comes after former vice presidential nominee sarah palin announced she's endorsing him yesterday. trump will be at the southpoint hotel at 1- oclock tomorrow
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trump will also be a guest at the outdoor sportsman awards here in las vegas tomorrow... it's part of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade show, or shot show./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the shot show is here this week at the sands expo center... show. people from all over the country will be at the convention checking out the latest advancements coming out of the gun industry./// ((kirsten joyce)) one of the biggest issues being talked about at this year's show is gun safety. this year showcases innovative safes where guns can easily and safely get stored away. however...the violence policy center says even if guns are put away...they can still lead to accidents. (((josh sugarmann executive director, the violence policy center: "the reality is if you want to protect your family protect your children the most easy thing to do is not own a gun in the home." )) ((kirsten joyce)) but the organization project child safe says education is the number one way to prevent tragedy. project child safe is also handing out gun locks at the shot show.. group organizers say locks can go a long way to preventing guns from going off when they're not
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kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk cloudy and damp this morning... after some good rain showers passed through the valley yesterday. temps in the cool 40s right now. .......... we were looking for snow in the mountains, but not the nice rain we got through the afternoon. that storm wound up sliding farther south and into our area afterall. ................ some neighborhoods received about a tenth of an inch with the steady rain. we should see more sunshine today and highs back near 60 degrees.
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< kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > cliven bundy is responding... after several groups demand authorities arrest him and several of his family members. two of bundy's sons and their armed supporters refuse to leave a federal refuge in oregon. ((bundy: somebody has to stand up and it happened to be my sons that stood and they will stand. they're not going to give up. )) yesterday here in las vegas... state lawmakers, native american tribe members and others called
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of justice....wantin g the protestors and bundy's arrests. cliven bundy says he's not worried. ((bundy: i don't believe anyone's going to pay attention to em. but i still welcome em to try to do their thing. that's their right.)) the group battle born progress which led the press conference has started a petition to urge the department of justice to take action. in april of 2014, the bureau of land management moved in on bundy's cattle and the land he used in bunkerville.... bundy refused to leave... there was an armed standoff...and the b-l-m backed down./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < crews are filming the new bourne movie out on the strip which means lane restrictions on the boulevard between flamingo and tropicana through 7 am. metro is out and about too protecting the perimeter.
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seeing more traffic out along i-15 and charleston. > < > < > back to you. ///
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lunches. ((brian loftus)) how legislation would make food at school tastier. ((kirsten joyce)) and get better faster...when you have a cold. what you can do to feel
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presidential candidate ben carson is stopping campaign events for today -- after one of his volunteers died in a crash. 25-year-old braden joplin was killed yesterday after he was hurt in a car accident in iowa. carson posted a picture of himself and joplin on twitter - to express his condolences. carson's staffers says he will return to the campaign trail on thursday./// ((brian loftus)) > actor jamie foxx is being called a hero this morning... he helped safe a man's life after a fiery crash. it happened monday night in front of foxx's home in southern california. the victim lost control of his truck and it rolled several times...then burst into flames. foxx is being humble about the rescue: (((foxx) i don't look at it as heroic i just look at it like you know, um, i just had to do something. and it all just worked out.))
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police say that the driver did suffer from some burns and was taken to the hospital. he was also arrested for driving under the influence./// adlib weather chat sherry swensk < cloudy and damp this morning...
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stratosphere right now and just about 70 minutes from sunrise.... ..................... there is a really cool celestrial happening that if we didn't have clouds out there we could see looking southeast to southwest before dawn... and that is five our planets lined up. last time this happened was december 2004 to january 2005. ............... after some good rain showers passed through the valley yesterday. temps in the cool 40s. .......... we were looking for snow in the mountains, but not the nice rain we got through the afternoon. that storm wound up sliding farther south and into our area afterall. ................ some neighborhoods received about a tenth of an inch with
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we should see more sunshine today and highs back near 60 degrees. > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the senate could pass legislation... to make school lunches taste better. the senate agricultural committee is voting today on a bill to loosen restrictions on school meal rules. schools would have more flexibility to serve refined grains and salty foods.////
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season...and if you're sniffling and sneezing...you'r e not alone. over a billion americans suffer from colds each year. martha shade explains how to prevent and treat the virus. we all know the symptoms: a sore throat, sneezing and a runny nose. colds are all too common this time of year but a new review from the canadian medical association contains tips on how we can fight back. the researchers looked at results from 67 trials and found that good old fashioned hand washing may be the best way to prevent catching a cold. studies in children found that those taking zinc had fewer colds than other kids. the researchers say that adults may benefit as well. probiotics may be helpful to ward off colds, but vitamin c, the "gold standard" of cold fighters, did not seem to help the average patient, nor did echinacea. so what helps if you do get sick? medications like ibuprofen and acetamiophen help relieve the aches and pains but they will not make the cold go away any quicker. and, almost all colds are caused
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is not recommended. cold symptoms usually go away in about 7 to 10 days. if you aren't getting relief by then, see your doctor, it may be more than a cold. for today's health minute, martha shade. kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >here's what traffic looks like coming down from centennial hills. this is us 95 at ann road. constrction is underway in the northwest. ndot crews are working on the new centennial bowl interchange. new ramps connecting us 95 and 215 will be created in this
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< > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > more plastic than fish in our oceans... ((brian loftus)) why experts say this could soon be a reality. ((kirsten joyce)) here's a live look right now...at the strip...where crews are shooting the latest jason bourne movie.
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here's a live look right now...at the strip...where crews are shooting the latest jason bourne movie./// ((kirsten joyce)) > michigan's governor is vowing to fix the water crisis in flint -- amid
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recent tests have shown the water in flint contains lead... and show dangerous levels of the chemical in children. in the governor's state of the state address yesterday - the republican governor said he's taking steps to fix the issue... he says he's asked lawmakers for millions of dollars to replace plumbing in schools and pay for psychologists to monitor affected children. he says he'll also release all of his emails about the water issue to the public today./// ((sherry swensk)) > experts say there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050...in terms of weight. the world economic forum released a report yesterday... and make the prediction based on interviews with experts and analysis of hundreds of reports. the group estimates that by 2050... the amount of plastics will increase by three times. they say the only way to avoid a disaster is by recycling./// ((sherry swensk)) you can do your part by recycling at our living green super recycling event on
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it's at the thomas and mack... besides plastics... you can recycle all sorts of electronics. get rid of your unused and expired medicine. and bring paperwork that needs shredded. goodwill will also be collecting household items. for the complete list of what we'll be accepting -- head over to las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus > now let's send
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swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < cloudy and damp this morning... and you can see the layer of clouds over the valley from our red rock camera. ................. nice sunset shot taken in henderson yesterday from our producer katia aiello... after some good rain showers passed through the valley yesterday. temps in the cool 40s. .......... we were looking for snow in the mountains, but not the nice rain we got through the afternoon. that storm wound up sliding farther south and into our area afterall. ................
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the steady rain. we should see more sunshine today and highs back near 60 < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > today is a day that recognizes us... it's national cheese lovers day! ((kirsten joyce)) there are of cheeses. ((brian loftus)) > and the u-s- d-a says americans eat more than 31 pounds of it each year./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of foods we love... mcdonalds in japan is taking their fries to another level. ((kirsten joyce)) they've released fries covered in milk and white chocolate...call ed the mc-choco potato. it will be available for a limited time across japan later this month.///
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of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < there was a fender bender out along southbound i-15 and tropicana. motorist assit was out and about. they moved it off the roadway it looks like. hit and run on charleston/nell is is gone. > < >
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((brian loftus)) > it's time now for our pet of the week. this is strawberry. she's 7- years old. mix. has been waiting for a home since january 13th. dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 ((kirsten joyce)) > just call ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... jennifer lopez's residency debut.. and where you can catch her at the after- party. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... making your smartphone's battery last longer.. 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us the simple life hacks.. so we don't have to constantly plug our phone into the
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((sherry swensk)) < and jmonth.. since police say a driver plowed down pedestrians on the strip.. what we could learn.. in her court appearance today. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live previewing the nevada caucus >
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