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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. we've been calling it bourne boulevard all week long... in recent days... movie crews have been taking over the las vegas strip filming the latest movie in the bourne franchise. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter karen castro... is live this morning from las vegas boulevard... taking a closer look into the growing movie industry here in the valley. good morning karen? ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... the past few nights have been busy on the las vegas strip... as you mentioned, movie crews have been busy filming the latest bourne movie that could be released as early as this summer. here's some video we just shot moments ago. as you can see parts of las
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because crews were filming what looks to be some sort of action sequence during the overnight hours. if fact, crews will be out there until about 7-am and production is set to pick up again later on today. and speaking of production picking up... we reached out to the nevada film office to find out more about movies being shot here in the valley. the director of the film office says they're not allowed to speak about movies being shot right now... but they do say the film industry in the state is booming: ((eric preiss // director, nevada film office: we have continued to see an increase in the number of productions filming here year over year in the last several years -- the number of permits that have been issued -- has shown a steady upward trend -- we're very excited about that. and any attention we get on the big screen benefits the state overall. ))
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taking the spotlight at the moment... but the nevada film office says there's always some sort of production going on around town... like music videos, tv shows and commercials. ((karen castro)) las vegas might be known for movies like... casino... the hangover... and most recently mall cop 2. but believe it or not... portions of jake gyllenhaal's recent film "southpaw" were also shot right here in las vegas. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) karen... are film tax credits being used to entice film makers to come to bring their productions to the kirsten... it's unclear if the latest bourne film was given any sort of tax credit? film tax credits were cut... to help bring tesla to the state so we don't really know how much if any this film was given of what's left? ((kirsten joyce)) > there's a
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in las vegas. the mob museum will be unveiling a showgirl costume from the tropicana's iconic "folies bergere" show. it had a 50- year run.. starting in 19-59 .. before finally closing the curtain in 2009. during the 1970s, the production's executive producer was joe agosto, who oversaw the skim at the tropicana for midwestern mob families./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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and we have mostly clear skies for now, but that won't last too long as the next storm is already pushing into the west coast and california. ................. temps are cool this morning... getting down to the low 40s. we are already seeing some of those high clouds sneaking in... and even more by the afternoon. ............. the sun helped get temps up to the low 60s yesterday and we will be close today... but skies won't be as nice and sunny. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > a jury will
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today... in the trial of a former las vegas pastor. otis holland is accused of sexually assaulting young girls in his congregation during counseling sessions. he faces 17 felony counts of sexual assault and lewdness, along with misdemeanor counts of witness tampering and conspiracy to destroy evidence. holland could face life in prison if convicted./// ((brian loftus)) > and the woman accused of deliberately running over pedestrians on the strip.. now faces more charges. 24- year- old lakeisha holloway now faces a total of 71 charges. the additional charges include attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, battery with use of a deadly weapon, child
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holloway was already facing a murder charge for last month's incident in front of paris and planet hollywood. one woman was killed.. more than 30 were injured. holloway is due back in court february 4th./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor hit and run crash on mcleod and vegas valley. nhp is responding to a crash up on us 95 out by the paiute reservation entrance. expect delays on las vegas boulevard between flamingo and tropicana as crews continue filming the new bourne flick. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > more than
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are getting bottled water delivered to their front doors because they can't use lead- contaminated water coming from their taps. the water became contaminated in 2014 when the financially strapped city switched from detroit water to the flint river. doctors say after that, the number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood doubled. in an interview with cbs' scott pelley.... michigan governor rick snyder said there is ongoing testing of lead levels in the water. (scott pelley) governor, is the water in flint safe today? (gov. rick snyder / r - michigan) we don't wanna consider it safe, scott. )) ((kirsten joyce)) governor snyder released his
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the public yesterday... revealing he was aware of complaints about water quality dating as far back as last february. the water was not switched back over to its original source until 8 months later. the governor also asked president obama, once again, to declare a disaster in flint. the president pledged 5- million dollars in emergency assistance but the governor and flint's mayor are appealing for more./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and in detroit.. teachers continue protesting today over recent paycuts and what they call deplorable conditions at their schools. nearly all of detroit's public schools were closed yesterday when educators staged a massive sick- out. the school district there sought a temporary injunction to prevent another strike./// ((brian loftus)) > this weekend.. clean out your house.... and take your unwanted goods to the 8 news now super recycle event.. ((kirsten joyce)) sherry explains how the visually- impaired.. sort through the electronics so they can be repurposed... in today's living green. ((brian loftus)) > plus...
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that's sure to put a smile on your face... the millions of cards sent to a little girl..
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saturday recycling event is coming up this weekend... and it's a great opportunity to responsibly dispose of electronics you no longer use or need. ((brian loftus)) it's such a waste to toss them into the landfill because a lot of them can be reused or broken down and recycled to make other products. sherry is here to tell us how our e-waste recycling partner at this year's event really saw the value in this business. ((sherry swensk)) yes, it might surprise you that the blind center of nevada will be collecting the electronics at this year's recycling event. this non-profit has their sights set on helping the environment and the people who depend on them. ((sherry swensk)) breaking down electronics is complicated work even for those who can see... but juan reyes is blind and has mastered the job. cory smith/ executive director. blind center of nevada we have all kinds of people who say, "i may be blind, but i'm not going to let that stop me from living and doing great things." ((sherry swensk)) the
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here at the blind center of nevada has become one of the best in the state... approved by the e-p-a. it also gives the community an eco-friendly option for disposing of their used or outdated electronics. tracy smith/technical manager we can tell you where your computer is going to end up. we do not give our recycled goods to anyone we cannot follow the chain all the way to its final resting place. ((sherry swensk)) so how did a non-profit devoted to improving the quality of life for the visually impaired get into the business of recycling, refurbishing and repurposing e- waste? cory nelson/executive director the state of nevada approached us about 8 or 9 years ago and said, "look we've got all these electronics, if you can find a way to get rid of them in a responsible way we'd love to work with you." ((sherry swensk)) director cory nelson saw it as an opportunity to make extra money and keep their doors open. now the recycling program supports most of the center's programs for its 250 members. gus garcia/recycling program employee i've learned a lot - i
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and install software and clean, i can do pretty much anything that has to do with computers and laptops. ((sherry swensk)) gus garcia is one of 25 sight- challenged or legally blind employees who finds new purpose in the life of these electronic devices and his own. it's been a blessing to a lot of people. when you lose that sense of productivity that's a dangerous thing and i think this program gives visually impaired people the opportunity to feel productive again. ((sherry swensk)) but the blind center doesn't want sympathy. they want your business. today... two million pounds a year of used electronics are donated from casinos, banks, hospitals, the government and individuals to be recycled... reused or resold locally and world-wide on ebay. the vision of success is paying off for this non-profit and the planet. ((sherry swensk)) the blind center will be taking just about anthing that plugs in on saturday. but they will have to charge for c-r-t monitors - and that fee
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and they can not accept the big monster rear-projection tvs and huge televisions. they don't have a recycling partner right now they can sell those to but everything else is free! flatscreens, printers, hard drives - all of it. go to las vegas now dot com to get a list of everythng being accepted at this year's event at the thomas and mack this saturday... 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.///
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sherry swensk looking south right now where for the next month about an hour or so before sunrise... you can see five of our solar system's planets all lined up across the sky. ................... we have mostly clear skies for now, but that won't last too
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already pushing into the west coast and california. ................. temps are in the cool low 40s at the airport right now ............... here are the planets lined up from southeast to the southwest. the east coast getting ready for a big blast of winter with rain, snow and freezing rain sliding east. it will affect millions of people. ................. another storm out west and then a slight chance of showers by saturday... but late saturday after 4 pm and into the evening. the chance is just 20 percent and should be done by midnight. timing could change so we will watch this closely. ........ breezy sunday and monday with a slight cool down by monday. back to you!
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many of its u-s workers will be getting a pay raise next month. ((brian loftus)) the retail giant says every walmart and sam's club employee hired before the start of the year will soon earn at least 10 dollars an hour. the increase for more than 1- million workers will kick in february 20th./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor we're already slow in the
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here's what us 95 around eastern looks like. there's some police activity on the southbound side. i've got some good news for those heading in on the east side... the county will turn on a new light at the lake mead and sloan intersection. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > this might seem like a minor violation, but it's driving one local crazy! ((kirsten joyce)) hear what metro has to say about it up next. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest.
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holiday.. we introduced you to a sweet girl from new york.. who was badly burned and lost her parents and siblings in an arson fire.... ((kirsten joyce)) all she wanted for christmas were cards... to fill up her small christmas tree... well get this... so far, 8- year old safyre terry has received about 2 million from around the world! safyre even received cards from the first lady, katy perry and several other celebrities. her aunt says it's amazing to see the outpouring of support: (( 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." )) ((kirsten joyce)) the cards are taken to a facility..
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day sorting through all of them. her family created a trust for safyre because she has received so many donations. they've also donated many of the gifts and money to various organizations.. including the burn unit where safyre was treated./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor sybil says, "so many people are driving with their handicap placards hanging from their rear view mirror, even though it clearly states "remove before driving"! when the placard is given out at the dmv, the staff person should show the customer what it says. this is a public safety hazard!" dmv field techs are trained to know the display laws, however many placards are mailed directly to the recipient. according to nevada law, "a vehicle must not be operated upon any highway unless the driver's vision through any required glass equipment is
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placards. metro advises drivers to take the placard down while driving to ensure maximum visibility on the roadway. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > a new discovery... in the far reaches of our galaxy.. ((kirsten joyce)) just how far away researchers believe a possible 9th planet is spinning out in orbit.///
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house.. is making a pit stop in las vegas.. the candidates campaigning in town today for your votes. ((karen castro)) < karen castro is talking about the impact movie production has on the valley > ((kirsten joyce)) > and.. jlo gave las vegas all she has and more... her residency debut... and her killer performance in front of a sold out crowd full of celebrities and fans./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. the campaign trail is coming to las vegas today.. and a former president will be in town. ((brian loftus)) mister bill clinton will stump for his wife hillary... he's hosting an organizing event at "advanced technologies academy" on vegas drive near rancho.
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the event starts at 7:15./// ((brian loftus)) > and republican donald trump is also holding a campaign rally in las vegas. it's at the south point hotel and casino on the boulevard and silverado ranch. doors open at 11 a-m. the event begins at 1. trump will also make a guest appearance at the outdoor sportsman awards at the venetian at 7:00./// ((kirsten joyce)) > is las vegas the new hollywood? at least this week it seems that way with the filming of the latest bourne movie on the strip. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter karen castro is live this morning from where all the action's been taking place near the closed down riviera resort and casino. karen, ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... it's quite out here at the moment because filming isn't supposed to pick up again until later on tonight. overnight, crews were also filming at the south end of the
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but take a look at this video... this is what the past few night's have been looking like on the las vegas strip. movie trucks, crews and actors all working on the latest bourne movie starring matt damon. the latest bourne film might be all the buzz... but the nevada film office says las vegas has been growing as a destination for movies to be filmed. they say there's been a growing number of permits being issued in clark county and the city of las vegas for productions... and say it's only helping our city: ((eric preiss // director, nevada film office: when we're on the big screen with movies like the hangover, oceans 11, casino -- that it drives tourism because people see it on the big screen, they see it on the small screen, it puts vegas and the state of nevada on their mind. and they want to visit and they want to see -- those icons locations that they saw on the big screen. )) ((karen castro)) the nevada
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are also keeping local production companies busy... not just with feature films... but also tv shows... commercials... and music videos. ((karen castro)) back out here live... we're not exactly sure when filming will start back up again for the latest bourne film. however, we're told they will be filming here at least until friday. ((kirsten joyce)) karen... the company certainly needs extras for the movie... how do locals get their shot? ((karen castro)) brian, kirsten... the nevada film office says casting calls are happening all the time. the best way to land a gig is check on their website... nevada film dot com... or follow them on twitter. back to you. /// sherry how's the weather today?
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loved the sunshine yesterday... and we have clear skies looking east for now, but that won't last too long as the next storm is already pushing into the west coast and california... and high clouds are heading into southern nevada. ................. temps are cool this morning... getting down to the low 40s. we are already seeing some of those high clouds sneaking in... and even more by the afternoon.
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the sun helped get temps up to the low 60s yesterday and we will be close today... but skies won't be as nice and sunny. instead look for increasing high clouds through the day./// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the man accused of masterminding a child sex ring had his bail raised to 11- million dollars.
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pleaded 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 sena and ex-wife terrie sena are also charged in the case. terri took a plea deal... and is serving life in prison. deborah is slated to go to trial next month -- christopher's is set for november./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and a woman accused of murdering her 11- year- old son will go to trial. it was memorial day of 20-14... when investigators say shavon carrillo shot her son, israel, because she was going through a break-up with his father. carrillo reportedly told investigators she was using meth at the time and tried to kill herself. according to the grand jury indictment counts, two of carrillo's other children were present at the time but not attacked. carrillo also faces child endangerment charges./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor delays on southbound 95 near
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reporting around south rancho. accident on spring mountain near i-15. delays on the strip between flamingo and tropicana for bourne filming. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > henderson
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what people think about the potential reorganization of the clark county school district. there's a meeting at 4:30 pm today at the convention center. a bill passed last year requiring a committee to study how to turn the district into several evenly divided precincts before the 2018-19 school year./// ((kirsten joyce)) > getting rid of a timeshare can be tricky business.. ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen uncovers the illegal resale offices all around the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... doctors call him a medical miracle.. the man who is back to normal.... after being discovered nearly frozen to death.///
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it.
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east coast are gearing up for a potentially paralyzing winter storm. ((sherry swensk)) yesterday, the d-c area got a little sneak peak of what's to come.. another storm system caused
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the monster storm is expected to begin today in the central plains... then pummel maryland on friday with more than 1- foot of snow. folks rushed to the stores over the past couple days.. to stock up on supplies.. leaving shelves looking pretty bare./// ((sherry swensk)) > and we've got a pretty amazing story out of pennsylvania. ((brian loftus)) get this.. a man feared frozen to death last winter... has made a miraculous recovery. doctors call 26- year- old justin smith a medical miracle. he was found on the side of the road last february.. and spent 12 hours out in the cold. his father found him.. saying he was lifeless and there was no pulse. but an emergency room doctor had
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they performed cpr on him for 2 hours and used a machine to warm up his blood. it took a few weeks.. but justin finally woke up and realized where he was: (( justin smith -"it's like i woke up from a dream, but it wasn't a dream, you know." dr. john castaldo -"when you look at the science of what happened to justin, it was really hard to imagine that anyone on earth could survive this.")) ((brian loftus)) justin did lose his pinkies and all of his toes.. but he's back doing the things he loves.. like hanging with his family and playing golf.. he's even resumed his psychology classes at penn state. justine went back to the hospital this week to thank the doctor's for saving his life./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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to get started this year... coming off our warmest year globally ever in 2015... and noaa and nasa forecasters and scientists say 2016 will be even warmer again. we averaged about a degree and a half above normal last year. ................. we've had a little extra winter rain and that is great - also some good snow in the mountains. check out this really neat photo from dave mills who captured the cloudy sky at sunset after tuesday's rain. ................ now a big winter storm is heading across the eastern half of the country and is promising to deliver a big headache with snow and rain. back to you!
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are big business. getting into one is easy. however getting out of one ... can be tricky. ((kirsten joyce)) more than a year ago ... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen began looking into a local man claiming to be reselling unwanted timeshares. michelle reports back with an update.. and a warning for others. ((michelle mortensen)) > 6 months ago i told you about a time share reseller named guy ladouceur.
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signature marketing group. i found out about him after ron ghiraldi came to me for help. ron claimed guy had taken his timeshare and some of his money. after my investigation ... ron got his timeshare and part of his money back and guy closed up shop. well, since then ...i found out from the nevada division of real estate that guy was never licensed to resell or sell timeshares in the first place. in fact ... not many people are licensed to sell or resell it in nevada period.. (( jd decker: there are only 4 licensed timeshare resellers in the state. one in the north .. one in the south and then 2 are developer exclusive. )) ((michelle mortensen)) that means a lot of those timeshare resale offices all over the valley aren't legal! so how can you know for sure? you should always check with the nevada division of real estate before doing business with anyone. and if you think you may have been scammed ... you can file a complaint with the division of real estate as well. their office has an amazing
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and misconduct cases. i'll have all their information for you online or when you call the hotline for help. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem... call michelle on the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650- 1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor you're looking at delays on southbound 95 and decatur caused by a crash that happened nearby. traffic slowing down from about jones. there's an accident on the right shoulder of southbound i-15 near sahara, which will cause some extra delays in the spaghetti bowl. accident in the northwest at ann and rainbow. to avoid any potential delays, you can use rancho or 215 to merge onto us 95. < > < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > hoverboards were a popular yet dangerous holiday gift... and folks may still be on the mend.. ((brian loftus)) how amazon is trying to help customers who purchased the
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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
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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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seen the videos... the hoverboards catching fire.. they were a popular holiday item.. but because of the dangers, amazon says it will offer refunds. they will give money back to people who bought them on their site.. but amazon will continue to sell hoverboards. the consumer product safety commission is investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames. experts are also urging users to wear safety gear because gravity hits hard when people fall off them./// ((demetria obilor)) > folks on facebook are talking about a unique find in a galaxy far, far away. researchers at the california institute of technology believe they found evidence that there may be a 9th planet in our solar system. they haven't actually seen it.. but says all evidence points towards it.
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about 20- times farther from the sun than neptune. that means it would take between 10 and 20-thousand years to make just one full orbit around the sun./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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mountain - got another 3 inches earilier in the week - and more storms from the pacific are bringing healty snowpacks across the west. ............. use out ski report to help plan you ski trip. you can find it on las vegas now dot com and it includes links to all the western states' resorts with weather conditions and resort websites. ............ the next storm out here in the pacific will eventually bring another chance of showers - and it looks like saturday afternoon could be the target time for showers first showing up. likely after 4 pm and ending before midnight. ............. more high clouds through the day today... and highs in the low 60s. cloudy skies tomorrow and
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northerly breezes set up sunday and monday to cool us down a few degrees at the beginning of the week./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on spring mountain near i-15. delays on southbound 95 at decatur. < > < > we'll be right back.///
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> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 17 points. investors will be keeping an eye on oil prices ... yesterday's major decline in crude oil prices led to a sharp drop in stocks on wall street. the dow lost 249 points and that's after a late recovery. it had been down over 560 points. the nasdaq fell 5./// ((kirsten joyce)) > jenny from the block.. made her big debut last night... in her "all i have" residency.. belting out her biggest hits: (( don't be fooled by the rocks that i got. i'm still jenny from the block. used to have a little now i have a lot. no matter go i know where i came from. )) ((kirsten joyce)) jennifer lopez headlined a sold out show at planet hollywood... full of fans and celebrities, like justin bieber, ryan seacrest and bff leah remini. all her outfits were bright and blingy.. in true las vegas fashion. her after- party was at the grand opening of mr chow at caesars palace.. where the stars danced all night long.
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rocking the stage through june.. ticket prices range from 59 bucks to 229./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to our viewers in the west. this is thursday, january 21st, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a monster storm threatens millions with heavy snow. already washington, dc is paralyzed by just an inch. breaking news, russian president vladimir putin implicated in the poisoning death of a former spy.
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