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the storm's path... 30- million of them are facing blizzard conditions. six states in the u-s have declared a state of emergency... state leaders are taking no chances. (gov. larry hogan/maryland) "the entire state of maryland is expected to experience severe winter weather. this will include very heavy snow, high winds with gusts up to 50 mph, and frigid temperatures." (gov. terry mcauliffe/virginia) we have the materials that we need, we have the personnel. i've just activated 500 national guards men and women. we are ready. and right in the bullseye: washington d-c. the nation's capital got a preview of the storm wednesday night into thursday, when a light dusting left roads a slippery mess. (jim battagliese/traffi c reporter, wtop radio)"soon as
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there was no treatment on the roads it immediately froze. and once it froze everything you see stopped traffic- wise. if this was a test, we failed." more than 45- hundred flights have been cancelled across the u-s... as the heavy snow is expected to reach as far north as new york city and philadelphia. (mos) you know when you know you're going on vacation and you hear you're on vacation you immediately go into sort of a panic mode. (nats)"southern georgia, and the florida panhandle, you're next." damaging winds and large hail could hit the southeast late friday... and snow is falling as far east as arkansas.
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> here in las vegas... there are several flights already effected by this winter storm. at last check, there's a dozen flights cancelled... some heading to balitmore...as well as to north and south carolina... and virgina. all this morning, we'll keep you updated on those flights... and at 5-am... karen castro will also have more details on the travel impact. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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we've been watching this storm for the last few days and knew it would be a monster! ...... and it is right on target. so many travel problems and severe weather headaches. even tornadoes possible in the deep south. ........ back here at home we have
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partly sunny and temps near 60 today for las vegas. ((sherry swensk))
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accident on bonanza and casino center, just north of downtown. use las vegas boulevard and washington as alternates. building fiere on boulder highway near us 95. < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > one person was killed overnight... after police say he was shot multiple times next to a car in a parking lot. the shooting happened at an apartment complex... near cheyenne and lamont. police say the victim was visiting family... and do not know if this incident was a robbery or if the victim was targeted. police can't say if this was gang related. the victim was later taken to the hospital where he died.
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seen jumping over a wall... and getting into a vehicle. police say the area has had criminal issues in the past... and the apartment complex is taking steps to make it safer with security guards. if you have any information, please call crimestoppers. /// ((brian loftus)) > supporters of hillary clinton and donald trump came out last night... for each of their rallies. ((kirsten joyce)) what former president bill clinton spoke highly of about hillary... and the promises donald trump made... about making america great again. ((brian loftus)) plus -- some tough love over at the container park. the art work that was vandalized
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700 hillary clinton supporters packed the "advanced technologies academy" gym last night... where former president bill clinton took the podium to speak about his wife. he kept his tone very positive... and spoke about hillary's positions as both u-s senator and secretary of state: ((bill clinton: "when she left office the approval of america was 20 percent higher than it was before she came and she was most popular person in america.")) ((kirsten joyce)) the former president brought up how hillary was an advocate for the affordable care act... as well as pushing for health insurance for national guard members who served in iraq. he also says she did more for victims of hurricane katrina than others in congress. clinton also spoke about her
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over issues of nuclear weapons. overall he says it comes down to electing the next president... who will focus on the potential of everyday americans: ((bill clinton: "this election is about who will allow you to shout from rooftop from next presidential service saying yes we are better off we are coming together and not torn apart in a world working together if you want to say that elect hillary."//joyce dorsey/supports clinton: " he stirred the mind of people get them thinking again of what he had and what we don't have a this time so he did a good job" theresa vance/supports clinton: "they have been together eons he can't do anything but help her campaign.")) ((kirsten joyce)) volunteers say the focus is now getting people to caucus for hillary... picking her as the democratic presidential nominee come february 20th. /// ((brian loftus)) > republican presidential candidate donald trump was also here last night in las vegas... at the south point hotel and casino. trump came out hammering on his
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america great again". he says if elected... he would balance the national budget quickly. trump says his detractors have painted him as an angry person, but he didn't deny it. he promised his supporters that we'll all be happy... if he becomes commander in chief. trump brought up another candidate in his speech... taking non- stop jabs at jeb: (( donald trump/(r) presidential candidate: "poor jeb. he's doing another commercial on me, this guy. he's a maniac! this poor guy, i feel sorry. he's like a lost soul. jeb bush. i keep saying 'jeb, why are you doing commercials? i'll leave you alone if you don't.' what are you doing, jeb?" )) ((brian loftus)) trump also doubled down on his calls for tougher national security... and a hardline against islamic terrorism. at one point a woman yelled "stop the hate"... and supporters started chanting trump's name to drown her out. trump ordered the woman to be removed by security. after the rally, he made an appearance at the outdoor sportsman awards at the venetian. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a former pastor was convicted of sexually
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59-year-old otis holland was found guilty... of 15 felony charges including sexual assault and lewdness multiple women testified they had sex or sexual contact with holland... at the united faith church in henderson... when they were underage teens. prosecutors say five additional victims came forward with claims against him: (( victim #1: "i'm feeling exceptionally relieved about the fact that i don't ever have to go through this ever again. 'it has burdened my life a lot for the last five years and just really glad i don't have to do this anymore." )) ((dave courvoisier)) holland also faces 22 new charges. he faces life in prison and will be sentenced by a judge march 16th. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > students received the gift of adventure... thanks to one organization. (("it was so cool because i don't have a lot of books at home...")) ((brian loftus)) the bags of books they're now carrying home with them...
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((brian loftus)) >giving the gift of reading to grateful valley students, in today's "what's cool at school." ((brian loftus)) spread the word nevada is an organiation that strives to improve childhood literacy, especially in low-income communities. they are dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk children, one book at a time. lisa havighorst executive director, spread the word nevada "our main mission is to put books in the hands of children who can't afford them, to create home libraries." ((brian loftus)) we caught up with this effort at mccaw steam academy, where students proudly walked away with a bag full of
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jennifer furman- born principal, mccaw steam academy "when those kids come home today with five new books and they have them in their backpack and they say these are mine mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, i own these and i got these from my school and spread the word nevada!" ((brian loftus)) mccaw is the 40th school that spread the word nevada has adopted. that means books for 800 more eager readers. lisa havighorst executive director, spread the word nevada "we give out about 40,000 books a month!" ((brian loftus)) the kids were all smiles as they accepted the gift of adventure...in pages yet to be turned.....and they chose the books they wanted.... lisa havighorst executive director, spread the word nevada "we always let our kids choose their books because we really want them to read, and not just be handed a book, so that's a big difference to a child, and to have that be their own, it's tremendous." lloyd strother 4th grade "i got a picture book and a chapter books." ((brian loftus)) many students simply don't have books at home to read. today was a day to start filling up their bookshelf. this is a story they can curl up with anywhere. it belongs to them. noah sanchez 2nd grade "i get to read new books and i don't have that many boooks at home, so i can get more and more books."
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so cool because i don't have a lot of books at home, and the books i have i've already read. i'm so excited to get new books!" ((brian loftus)) for many of these students, this is possibly engendering a true love of reading.... lloyd strother 4th grade "i just love to get into the book and just knowing that feeling that something is going to happen next, expecially mystery." jennifer furman- born principal, mccaw steam academy "really teaching the kids what it means to be a good reader, and what it means to own boooks, and look to their future." ((brian loftus)) as they dive into chapter one, all kinds of new possibilities follow..... lloyd strother 4th grade "words are all over the place, so to have a good career, you need to learn to read!" ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school brian loftus > to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school... go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner... and cool at school will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. /// ((sherry swensk)) > and spread the word nevada is one of our proud partners... for tomorrow's living green super recycling event. please bring any new or gently
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the thomas and mack. they'll be handed to at- risk students... at 40 different valley schools. for a list of what we're also accepting at the event... go to las vegas now dot com. we'll be out there all day saturday... from 8-am till 3-pm. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk now there is a slight chance of rain come saturday... but it looks like it will hold off until late saturday - maybe even saturday night now. that is good news! ................ the skies will likely be cloudy tomorrow... be we can handle clouds. this morning we have that almost full moon hanging in the western sky. it will be full tomorrow around 6 pm... against cloudy skies and showers on the way. ...............
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chilly 30s in some .. even with some high clouds. ........... more coming through the day all from another system along the west coast and this is what will bring us that chance of showers late saturday. ............... that big winter storm in the east will make travel hazardous and dangerous conditions last into the weekend. .................. we'll get breezy north winds come sunday and monday. that will cool us down a little sunday and monday.///
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you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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their concerns about area robberies, burglaries, and home invasions. a meeting was held last night in summerlin... at the durango hills y-m-c-a. metro police say the big problem in the northwest valley is property crime... but throughout clark county, violent crime went up 2%. the people who attended the meeting learned what they can do... like get a dog for protection, locking up your guns, and knowing your neighbors. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a popular piece of art is missing... after it was stolen from the downtown container park earlier this week. ((brian loftus)) a couple of suspects pulled off a cage from the "love locket". it contains a number of padlocks featuring messages of hope and love... that were left by container park visitors. the suspects were caught on surveillance video carrying the cage... and loading it into the back of a truck. people would like to see the lockets come back: ((maria phelan/downtown projects: "it's a symbol of work that's gone in the revitalization, all of the people that put so much heart and soul into this area so we are really sad to see a piece of
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police do not know the motive behind the vandalism. the love locket was originally created for the life is beautiful festival in 2013. night... but the padlocks are still missing. call crime stoppers. /// > we'll be right back........///
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its way up the east coast this morning... with thousands of flights already impacted. the action some states are taking to make sure residents stay safe. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a robot could help you the next time you're headed to the store. the new high tech changes we can expect later this year. ((kirsten joyce)) > and the makers of kit kat are celebrating chinese new year... with their limited edition gold kit kat bar. when you'll be able to get your hands on one. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) i'm brian
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((sherry swensk)) and i'm
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