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obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. today, the political campaign is taking a swing at our state again... with several candidates visiting. ((kirsten joyce)) today, republican presidetial candidate donald trump... will hold a campaign rally here in las vegas. it' at the south point hotel and casino on the boulevard and silverado ranch. doors open at 11 a-m... and the event starts at 1:00 p-m. trump will also make a guest appearance... at the outdoor sportsman awards at the venetian... tonight at 7-pm. /// ((brian loftus)) > and former president bill clinton is here in town for his wife hillary. he's hosting an organizing event at "advanced technologies academy"... right on vegas drive near rancho. doors open tonight 6:30 p- m... and starts at 7:15. /// ((sherry swensk)) > millions of people from the mid-atlantic to the northeast... are gearing up for a potentially crippling winter storm. blizzard watches are in effect for parts of the baltimore and d-c area. don champion has the latest.
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a bitter taste of what's to come...when nearly an inch of snow grounded traffic to a halt wednesday night. among those stuck in the mess -- president obama -- who endured an hour and 12-minute ride from andrews air force base back to the white house. slick roads led to collisions, pile up's and even spin outs: (alice berney/ driver) i thought as soon as i got on the road that it was going to be a bad idea. friday's monster storm is forecast to bring blizzard- like conditions to d-c, baltimore and surrounding areas...pummeling the area with 12 to 24 inches of snow. (mayor muriel bowser d-district of columbia) we're already asked for additional national guard vehicles, and we would be prepared to ask for personnel as well. ahead of what forecasters say could be a paralysing winter storm - road crews began filling trucks with salt. residents rushed to stores for supplies and food... (kacy mosby/ richmond, va) the fridge is packed, the pantry is
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with the system forecast to move further north over the weekend... snow isn't the only concern. yesterday - crews began building berms along the jersey shore in the event of coastal flooding. (belmar mayor) we anticipate being better prepared for this storm than any one before. for now, forecasters say new york city and new england could be spared the brunt of the nor'easter. don champion cbs news new york. ((sherry swensk)) the storm system is expected to bring more southeast. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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here's the snow and freezing rain... with those winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings for the east coast. .......... skies look different this morning... the clouds cleared out by early afternoon and we reached those nice low 60s. ........... now cooling off to chilly 40s. another nice day with mostly sunny skies and temps near 60 degrees. ..... clouds return friday. ((sherry swensk))
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with demetria!> demetria obilor crash on i-15 and sahara is all clear. no other freeway accidents impacting your drive. starting today, mcleod will close between chandler and
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late february. < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a north las vegas man... accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor younger than 16... will be in court today. jimmy carter kim is also accused of lewdness with a minor younger than 14. he's lived in north las vegas since 1993... and is known to have traveled to arizona on several occasions. the f-b-i believes kim could have additional victims. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > and the man who police say shot a police officer will also
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teag fox is currently behind bars on one million dollars bail. he faces multiple charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon. officer gregory sedminik was injured in the shooting... and is expected to make a full recovery. /// ((brian loftus)) > the man accused of masterminding a child sex ring... had his bail raised to 11- million dollars. bail for christopher sena had been one-point-3 million. yesterday, sena plead not guilty to 124 charges... stemming from sexual abuse and assault of children. they include sexual assault, incest, and producing videos of the assaults. his wife deborah and ex-wife terrie are also charged in this case. terri has taken a plea deal... and is serving life in prison. deborah is slated to go to trial next month. christopher's trial is set for november. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > you can get your money back from amazon... if you're not satisfied with your hoverboard. ((brian loftus)) the concerns purchase. ((kirsten joyce)) > and a little girl's christmas card collection continues to grow. the emotional message her aunt is sending out... after what she's been through.
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> the 38th annual shot show is taking place... at the sands expo and convention center... bringing gun enthusiasts from across the country and the world. patranya bhoolsuwan gives us a peak at this year's trends. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the shot show is back. ((john coray/visiting from idaho: "for us this is hometown stuff.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and tens of
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ready kick things off with a bang. ((matt bangarter/winches ter repeating arms: "the shot show is one of our biggest sales periods.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the show features the latest and greatest in firearms products from handguns to hunting rifles. ((robert coray/visiting from idaho: "i knew it would be a big show but it's surprising how many vendors are here.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) business is booming and organizers say companies are now trying to reach an evolving customer base. ((bill brassard/shot show spokesperson: "the number of firearms owner are skewing younger and more urban.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) shot show spokesman, bill brassard says more women are also buying firearms. the numbers up nearly 40 percent across the country over the last 10 years. wendy benson says most women she knows are choosing to carry for self- defense. ((wendy benson/visiting from georgia: " i think people are learning that not everyone in the world is nice and we need to be prepared.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) benson's husband a firearms manufacturer. he says with the obama administration pushing for more
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more interest in people wanting to protect their second amendment rights. ((paul benson/visiting from georgia: "we are not worried about what each other does in the industry, we are protecting the industry itself.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and the passion for the firearms business is evident here.. at the largest gun show in the world. > ((kirsten joyce)) firearms only make up 25- percent of products on display. there is hunting equipment, outdoor gear and law enforcement and military related products as well. /// ((brian loftus)) > amazon is offering refunds to anyone who bought a hoverboard on its website. this comes after some were concerned about the balance board not being safe... and also a fire hazard. the consumer product safety commission is currently investigating more than three dozen cases... where hoverboards either burst into flames or started smoking. experts urge users to also wear safety gear... in case you fall and seriously injure yourself. the safety commission hopes other retailers and manufacturers will offer refunds
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((brian loftus)) > keeping tabs on super bowl fans.. in the bay area. ((kirsten joyce)) how one tech company.. will track... where fans go.. when they come to town for the big game./// ///
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((sherry swensk)) > with the freezing cold temperatures minnesota is seeing these days... minnesota is seeing these days... it's the perfect weather to start building their famous ice castles. the yearly ritual in eden prairie was put off a bit because of the warmer december. 60 towers of solid ice were built... spreading over an acre with walls about 10- feet thick. inside you'll find tunnels, caves, waterfalls, fountains... and slides.
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of home-grown icicles. /// ((demetria obilor)) > in today's "trending now"... the ice sculptures aren't just in that one portion of minnesota... sherry was just talking about. there's also a new ice trend that the locals are getting in on... and it's freezing their pants off -- literally. folks are freezing their jeans, sweatshirts, shoes -- you name it! and then putting them on display. now this all started when one resident decided it would be funny... to place frozen pants across the neighborhood... just to lighten the mood from their recent stretch of cold weather. now others are jumping on social media and posting their own pictures. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk skies look different this morning... the clouds cleared out by early afternoon and we reached those nice low 60s. ........... now cooling off to chilly 40s. another nice day with mostly sunny skies and temps near 60 degrees. .....
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > fans of caesar's palace headliner celine dion... posted two video tributes to her late husband on youtube. rene angelil died from cancer last week... he has a public viewing scheduled for tonight in montreal... and a funeral is scheduled for tomorrow also in the same city. people magazine says that rene actually pre- arranged his funeral. we put the two tribute videos on las vegas now dot com... so you can watch them. just look for links we mentioned. /// ((brian loftus)) > millions of packages and letters continue to
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after a little girl asked that she only wanted christmas cards for christmas. back in 2013... safyre terry's father, two brothers, and her sister... were killed in a house fire. she came out of it alive with severe burns. people from all over the world have sent her cards. the 8-year-old visits the warehouse every day with her aunt... who she now calls mom: (( liz dolden, safyre's aunt: "to see the hope that she's, not only that she's given me and now that she's given the world, that's just all we want is people to believe that no matter what that you can get through anything, that's our whole motto." )) ((brian loftus)) safyre and her aunt recently traveled to boston... for the one of the many procedures she will have until she stops growing. toys for tots... who's handling the intake of cards... help out. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > jennifer
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her first performance! ((brian loftus)) coming up at five, we'll get a look at her new show... and which artists joinededher on stage for special guest
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> the super bowl is nearly here... and the bay area is preparing.. both physically.. and virtually. ((brian loftus)) in fact.. one city... is going to keep tabs on football fans' every move. betty yu has more. it's the kind of high-tech study you might expect from silicon valley.
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thousands of cell phones during super bowl 50 week, with the help of a startup called airsage. sot: ben roschke / business development, team san jose "their technology tracks cell phone usage. cell phones tend to ping about 150 a day from the phone, their gps location, to a nearby tower, and utilizing that data we're going to be able to collate a good percentage of the people coming into the bay area for super bowl." ben roschke with team san jose, the city's convention and visitor's bureau, says the data will give them a clear idea of where fans stayed or visited for the week in the bay area. sot: ben roschke "we're really hoping to gain, when we get this huge lift of travelers that, one of the largest travel events in the history of our city, we really want to see what destinations they're liking, and what areas we can help focus on for future marketing efforts." team san jose has already been tracking phones for the past year. and t- mobile careers and the technology can pinpoint locations within about 100 the data does not reveal the user's identity. sot: jamealle spain / san jose "i think it's a really good idea, being from san jose and not knowing how the super bowl's going to impact the livelihood and the population that's going to be out here that weekend i think it definitely makes
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to chris arkley, who manages san pedro square market bar. sot: chris arkley / san jose "with an event of this size, i know for me running this bar, it's unpredictable, we don't know where people are going to don't know where people are going to be so events moving forward, future events, having a better idea of where people are going to go is only going to help the city." ((brian loftus)) the report from the tech company is expected to be handed over to san jose by april. they will use it to plan other big events.///
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it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer. but only a few commands to master depositing checks
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technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. deliberations pick back up this morning. in the case against former pastor otis holland. how the prosecution, and defense, have argued their case. ((karen castro)) > ((karen castro is live with more on the film industry in las vegas)) ((kirsten joyce)) > making driving safer... by building a death-proof car the features automaker volvo is putting in a new car... to keep everyone inside safe, no matter what. < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria
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