tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS January 22, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
is bracing for impact with a fierce winter storm. some 75-million people are in 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/marylan d) "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/virgin ia) 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
light dusting left roads a slippery mess. (jim battagliese/tra ffic reporter, wtop radio)"soon as the snow began to fall, and 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 friday... and snow is falling as far east as arkansas.
brian loftus > here at home, flight delays are expected through out the day. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter karen castro is live at mccarran international airport with what you need to know if you're traveling today. good morning karen. ((karen castro)) good morning kirsten and brian. at least two dozen arriving and departing flights have already been canceled... and the number of cancelations keeps increasing by the minute. airlines are asking passengers to check in with them before heading out the door. keep in mind, if you are traveling today, your flight may be delayed or canceled even if you're not flying to the east coast. nationwide, thousands of flights have been grounded because of the blizzard. airports are already dealing with stranded passengers. meanwhile, here are home, the airport is quiet but it's expected to get busier. there are five conventions in town ending today.
be trying to fly out of las vegas this weekend. ((karen castro)) again, at least two dozen flights have already been canceled at mccarran with more expected later today. kirsten and brian. ((brian loftus)) hey karen, if again, at least two dozen flights have already been canceled at mccarran with more expected later today. kirsten and brian. ((brian loftus)) hey karen, if passengers get stranded, do they get hotel accommodation s? ((karen castro)) unfortunately they don't. when cancelations are weather related, airlines do not provide hotel accommodation s because it
but some do provide free snacks and water to their stranded passengers. brian./// sherry swensk < < 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 and springlike storms
damaging hail. ........ the snow has not reached d.c. yet but it is on the way... with winter storm warnings in all of these areas of white. blizzard warnings are posted because of the combination of 60 mph winds and snow. ............. back here at home we have high clouds again today and chilly 40s ...even upper 30s showing up now. ............. partly sunny and temps near 60 today for las vegas.... and maybe some rain this weekend.
back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are searching for a gunman this morning... after a man was shot and killed at an apartment complex. it happened near cheyenne and nellis last night. police arrived and found a man who was shot several times in the parking lot by his car. he was taken to the hospital where he died. police aren't sure if it was a robbery or if the victim was targetted: ((lt. dan mcgrath, lvmpd: his wallet was there , but i dont know if anything was taken out of it. several witnesses heard several shots, and then a little break, then several more shots)) ((brian loftus)) witnesses tell police a man was seen jumping over the wall,
and driving away. police say the apartment complex has security video which they'll review for more clues. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a well- known piece of art downtown is missing... vandals were caught on camera taking the front of the love locket... it's heart shaped piece in front of the container park. vandals hooked up a trunk to the front of the sculpture and tore part of it off early yesterday morning. officials with the downtown project say it means much more than just the missing metal: ((maria phelan, downtown project: 9:04 it's just a shame. it has history with us. it came from that first year of life is beautiful and people put not only their locks, but wrote their hopes, their dreams, their loves, on pieces of metal also attached. we really want that piece back.) ((kirsten joyce)) if you have any information or recognize the suspects... please call crime stoppers./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn
brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor bonanza is closed between first and veterans memorial after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. metro is investigating. use washington as an alternate. there's a crash on northbound frank sinatra by the aria's "deliveries only" entrance, which is just before the harmon overpass. southbound traffic is allowed through, but northbound traffic has to u-turn until the scene is clear. accident on the southbound i-15 off-ramp to westbound blue diamond. >
< > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > spreading the word... to kids in need! ((i don't have a lot of books at home, i'm so excited to get new books!" )) ((kirsten joyce)) how free books...are helping change the lives of valley kids. ((brian loftus)) plus... making it harder... for potential terrorists to enter the u-s. the new measures in place to keep our country safe. ((kirsten joyce)) plus. an easier ride on the east side. the project that helped make a busy stretch safer in
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 books....just for them! 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
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." lloyd strother 4th grade "it was 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.....
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. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. ((brian loftus)) > spread the word nevada is one of our proud partners in the living green super recycle event. ((kirsten joyce)) please bring your new, or gently used, books with you saturday morning and drop them off with spread the word nevada. ((sherry swensk)) they will be distributed to at-risk students at 40 different valley schools! sherry swensk < beautfiul shot from our red rock camera...
rock camera... temps in the low 40s. we have a slight chance of showers this weekend and hoping it stays away to get our recycling event finished. ........ back here at home we have clouds again today and chilly 40s even upper 30s showing up now. ............. partly sunny and temps near 60 today for las vegas. >
airports in the u-s last year... and over 80 percent of them were loaded. the t-s-a says they found more than 26- hundred guns in carry-on luggage in 2015 during security checks. airports in dallas, atlanta, houston, denver and phoenix saw the most confiscated guns last year. it is illegal to pack firearms, firearm parts and ammunition in carry-on bags. weapons are allowed in checked bags if they're not loaded and the airline knows about them./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the u-s is tightening its visa program... to try and keep terrorists from entering our country.
with iran, iraq, (sue- dan) sudan, and syria can't get into the u-s without applying for a travel visa. it also applies to european, japanese, and australian travellers who have visited those countries recently. the visa waiver program originally allowed residents of 38 countries to enter the u-s without a visa./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor expect lane closures on the strip between flamingo and tropicana for another day of movie filming. this is southbound i-15 and sahara. the right lane is blocked off. looks like a car broke down and crews are helping out. > < >
good morning brian and kirsten! here on wall street, stocks gained back some of their losses from the day before. the dow jones industrials added almost 116 points. the s-and-p 500 gained 9 points. but the nasdaq composite barely budged. britax is recalling more 71-thousand infant car seats because the handle can crack and break... causing the seat to fall unexpectedly. the recall involves the britax b-safe 35 and b-safe 35 elite infant car seats and travel systems. if you have one of these seats, you can sign up to get a free repair kit. and you should stop carrying the seat by the handle until the repair is installed. at least one infant has been injured. /// and just in time for nfl playoffs, facebook is launching facebook sports stadium. users will be able to access all facebook content related to a sport event in one place including live scores, stats and play-by- play. the product will even inlcude posts from friends and their comments on the game. the superbowl will air right
brian and kirsten q - hena, a lawsuit is brewing between two coffe makers over one big hollywood star. whcan can you tell us about that? a - the legal battle is betwenn nespresso and an israeli competitor. nespresso is suing the israeli espresso club for using an actor in an ad who looks like george clooney. clooney is already the the spokesperson for nespresso. nespresso says it wants to make sure customers aren't misdlead and wants to put an end to the commercial.// brian and kirsten ? /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? ///
parts of town, but, for me, something always strikes a chord when i hear from the east side. a handful of people, who live on the east side, have told me they feel like their part of town has been forgotten about. so, i wanted to pass along some good news for the sunrise manor area. yesterday morning, clark county turned on a new traffic signal at lake mead boulevard and sloan lane. clark county commissioner marilyn kirkpatrick and ccfd captain lemmon had the honor of flipping the switch. this is a pretty busy intersection. there's a fire station down the centers nearby. commissioner kirkpatrick says, "this new traffic signal will make the area safer for drivers and pedestrians." with this project, crews also built out sloan south of lake mead so it connects to meikle lane. left-turn arrows were also installed at the lake mead and mount hood intersection. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. com.
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.
> karen castro is live with more on airport delays at mccarran ((brian loftus)) > former president bill clinton visits the valley... why he says his wife would make a great president. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... former pastor otis holland is convicted of sexually abusing young girls. why he's facing even more charges this morning./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and
i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus i'm brian loftus. a potentially historic blizzard hitting the east coast has forced thousands of flight cancelations, including some here in las vegas. kirsten joyce so if you're flying out of town today, expect major delays. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live at mccarran castro is live at mccarran international airport with the latest. karen. ((karen castro)) ((karen castro)) in anticipation of the snow storm in the east coast, flight cancelations began last night. so far this morning, at least two dozen incoming and outgoing flights at mccarran have already been canceled. the number of cancelations is constantly changing.
no-go are mostly to cities in the east coast including: baltimore, washington d-c, and charlotte. airlines are asking passengers to check the status of their flight before heading out the door. the easiest way to get the latest information is by logging directly to the airline's website or calling. also, mccarran has a full list of all arriving and departing flights on their website which is: mccarran dot com. the airport expects to deal with hundreds of thousands of stranded passengers through out the weekend. there are five conventions ending today with almost 220-thousand people trying to leave las vegas. ((karen castro)) passengers who are flying to destinations that are not dealing with a blizzard, may still be affected. that's why it's so important to check the status of your flight no matter where you're headed to. brian. ((kirsten joyce)) karen, are
expected throughout the entire weekend? ((karen castro)) kirsten, it all depends on how long the storm sticks around and how quickly airports can catch up with the backups./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk we've been watching this storm for the last few days and knew it would be a monster! it's all converging on the east. ...... and it is right on target. so many travel problems and severe weather headaches. even tornadoes possible in the deep south or damaging winds and
((kirsten joyce)) > the former pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls... has been found guilty. (( ((nats:"guilty of assault with a minor under 16 years of age." )) )) yesterday, otis holland was convicted on a total of 15 felony charges... including child sex assault and lewdness.
multiple women testified holland had sex or sexual contact with them when they were teens. holland said nothing inappropriate happened. he faces life in prison and will be sentenced in march. five more alleged victims have come forward.. and he's facing 22 more charges. holland is expected to go to trial involving those victims next week.///
for presidential candidates were held yesterday... bill clinton spoke to hundreds of hillary supporters last night at advanced technologies academy...about choosing his wife for president. he kept the tone positive throughout this rally...mainly touting his wife's records 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 poplupar person in america )) he also spoke about how hillary was an advocate for the affordable care act... and her success in dealing with russia over issues of nuclear weapons 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
clinton also reminded voters to caucus for hillary, picking her as the democratic presidential nominee, come february 20th. ((brian loftus)) > and donald trump spoke at the south point hotel yesterday... the front- runner spoke about making america great again... by making it rich again. he also talked for a while about immigration... saying he would stop the practice of foreigners coming to the u-s to have kids: ((((donald trump/(r) presidential candidate: "try having a baby in mexico, and saying 'congratulations, this baby is a citizen of mexico,' the first thing they'll do is laugh at you, the second thing is they'll give you a foot right out of mexico, with your baby by the way.")) he re- emphasized his plan to make mexico pay for a wall along the u-s/mexico border. trump also vowed to "blast isis off the face of the earth" and build up the military. after the rally, trump made an appearance at the outdoor sportsman awards at the venetian./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute.
how are things looking? demetria obilor < closures on bonanza between first and veterans memorial after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. you can use washington isntead. accident on the southbound i-15 exit to westbound blue diamond...north bound traffic now getting by on frank sinatra near harmon after an accident. > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > there's a big football weekend ahead! ((brian loftus)) we'll find out who's going to the super bowl! what that means for the sportsbooks. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... big news for mariah carey! the upcoming engagement for this las
> trending this morning... one of our singers is saying "we belong together" to a new man. mariah carey got engaged australian billionaire james packer. they've known each other for a couple of years... carey says they met in aspen... but have only been dating since june of last year. carey performs at the colosseum at caesars palace on the strip...with her show number one to infinity.///
southern nevada... and some high clouds around. .......... calm winds and that will last through the day and into tomorrow. but winds are coming back on sunday and into monday. ............... temps outside the valley are cooler than the valley... and big winds in the higher elevations of mono county. .............. the chance for showers has now pushed later into saturday and even saturday night... good news for any daytime plans you may have. > back to you./// >
weekend, we'll know who plays in the super bowl! the a-f-c and n- f-c championship games are being played on sunday... the pats are playing the broncos and the cardinals are going up against the carolina panthers. what does this mean for the sportsbooks? we're live with jimmy vaccaro at the south point for more info. 1. how busy are championship games?
to be highly corrosive and full of lead. lead poisoning can affect mental and physical development, especially in children. the president is sending 80- million dollars in federal aid to the city...to help fix the crisis/// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < we're going to have a fairly harmless weekend in the desert... while we watch the chaos in the east. crippling snow... huge ice threat... even damaging winds, hail and
metropolitan cities this weekend. .................. this storm stretches all the way from arkansas to the east coast.......... with every weather element except hurricanes. .................. blizzard warnings and winter storm warniings along with flood warnings for heavy rain and high winds. ............. we will have a chance of showers late saturday and cooler sunday. > <
((sherry swensk)already starting to fall... in what could be a potentially historic storm... the state of emergencies already ((karen castro)) < karen castro is live talking about the cancellations at mccarran > ((brian loftus)) > and... solar customers could soon see the bright side.. the proposal that could prevent with the rate hike./// < 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 i'm brian loftus. ((sherry swensk)) and i'm sherry swensk.