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customers... and why homeowners say it's not enough. ((dave courvoisier)) the match up at super bowl 50 is set. what local law enforcement are doing in the days ahead... in an effort to curb drunk driving during the big game. < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for joining us. i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) i'm denise valdez... in for paula. a domestic dispute leaves a woman dead. officers were called out to a home near carey and civic center in north las vegas shortly before 10 this morning. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now reporter karen castro has been on scene all day long. and karen, police have a suspect in custody? ((karen castro)) a man was taken into custody shortly after officers arrived on scene. police are not saying how the victim and the suspect know each other but neighbors tell us it was a couple, possibly in their
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what we do know is several people were inside the residence at the time of the murder, including children. but no one else was hurt. police say they are cooperating with investigators. it's unclear how the woman was killed but she died on scene. the clark county coroner will release a cause of death at later time. meanwhile, this is not the first time police have been called out to this home. we're told officers have responded to other disturbances at this residence but did not provide further details. neighbors tell us they often see a lot of activity at the home. ((michelle orzoff - neighbor: you can hear stuff going on down there all the time so its just, you know, i didn't know it was fighting. just heard a lot of loud music and a lot of loud talking there... feel bad for their family, like
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again, police say there were children inside the home... but its unclear how they're related to the victim and the suspect. investigators are interviewing other witnesses present at the time. ((karen castro)) but they are also asking anyone with information to come forward. you can remain anonymous by calling crime stoppers at 702 385 55 55. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) karen, are the residents of the home cooperating with police? ((karen castro)) we're told the residents who were inside when the woman was killed have been interviewed and are cooperating with investigators. ((dave courvoisier)) > the man involved in a shooting with police on the strip friday night... has been identified. metro says khaleal black was the one officers opened fire on.. in front of the bellagio fountains.
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"john doe"... but metro released a photo of him over the weekend asking for help identifying him. police say black was walking in and out of traffic and pointing a gun at people friday.. ignoring officers commands to drop the weapon. when officer smith shot at him... he missed... but black was eventually taken into custody. a bullet grazed a child's leg during the confrontation.. .. but that child is expected to be okay. officer smith is currently on routine paid administrative leave during the investigation. metro police will hold a news conference regarding the shooting... tomorrow morning./// ((denise valdez)) > n.v. energy announced something that should make existing rooftop solar customers happy. the company wants to allow all exisiting net energy metering customers to remain on the old rates before the p.u.c. imposed fees on solar cutomers. their announcment comes as supporters of rooftop solar announced a referendum drive to reverse the p- u-c's decision for all future solar customers. 8 news now anchor paul joncich is here to explain.
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energy is clearly offering up an olive branch... the solar industry says thanks, but it's not enough. because it doesn't allow for the future growth of rooftop solar. which up until a few weeks ago, was one of the fastest growing industries in the state. ((trk)) ((paul joncich)) ((10:54:25 "we're gonna take our power back!....cheering ")). ((paul joncich)) nevada's solar industry staging another rally today. this one to announce a referendum drive to put a measure on the ballot that if approved by voters, would reverse the p.u.c.'s decision that devastated the rooftop solar industry. ((paul joncich)) ((10:59:12 jack mcclary/partner, radiant solar solutions: "i've been here as a contractor here for over 30 years and i've never been as embarrassed by a public utilities total lack of respect for the citizens of nevada.")) ((paul joncich)) former governor bob list supports the referendum. ((paul joncich)) ((11::02 08 bob list/former governor: "the residential solar industry has just basically been destroyed and with it the opportunity of nevadans to sign up and participate and help save our envirmonment and save money and do the right thing.")) ((paul joncich)) i asked the former governor about the perception by some...that current governor brian sandoval has failed to act in the public's interest when it
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((11:02:35 bob list:"i think the governor has played the role just as he feels it should be played, he's kept his hands off of it, i do not believe that he's in the pocket of nv energy,")) ((paul joncich)) the ceo of solar city is confident a referendum would pass, but hopes legislators will step in before then, so he can re-hire laid off employees (( 11:08:21 lyndon rive/solar city ceo:"a simple move the legislators just have to call a special session, create a short term fix and then let the public determine if they want solar for the longer term.")) ((11:08:33 "if that short term fix occurs, all 550 will come back, that's my committment i'll hire all 550 back and continue in this state."///)) ((paul joncich)) the solar alliance needs 55-thousand signatures to get a referendum on the ballot. after the rally, they launched a small army...of unemployed solar workers.... to collect those signatures./// ((denise valdez)) > a lot of people are weighing in on social media... many of the posts are angry over the decision to increase the rate with some saying the customers voices aren't being heard.
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just go to the 8 news now facebook page./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the death toll following this weekend's blizzard has reached 32. many of the victims died shoveling mountains of snow that are piled up from the carolina's to new york. in washington d-c... about 2 feet of snow is on the ground.. which is more than enough to close federal offices and schools today. many streets in the city remain unplowed and impassable... leaving some drivers to abandon their cars and get out and walk: ((washington dc mayor muriel bowser - we are still in a snow emergency in washington dc. i'm operating under a state of emergency in the district as well.)) ((dave courvoisier)) at the airports...fligh ts resumed this morning at reagan international in d-c... and there is limited service in new york, baltimore and philadelphia. in all... more than 12- thousand flights were cancelled over the weekend and officials say it is going to take some time to get everyone back on track./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and the jersey shore is seeing serious coastal flooding as a result of the weekend storm.
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above nine feet and carried boats into streets... while 50 miles- per-hour winds ripped away signs. about 100 people were forced to evacuate... and at one point 94- thousand power outages were reported across the state. ((dave courvoisier)) > back here at home... we're nowhere near seeing conditions like those. in fact... we've got a warming trend right tedd? right. no snow shoveling here. we have sun and some high clouds this afternoon. should clear more tonight though. ............................... ................ high 50's this afternoon with winds less than 10 at the airport. still some breezes for those of you in the northern neigbhorhoods. cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ................
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temps getting colder. high 4o's this eveing with some high clouds. chilly by 11 pm for our newscast with some night-time breezes expected. ............................... .......... we are expecting some warmer temps late week and we shoot above average. north winds also back again tomorrow and also late week. weekend showers are also possible whether you're excited to see your team headed to the big game.. or bummed that they won't be competing.. everyone is talking about super bowl 50! the match up was finalized on sunday after the afc and nfc championship games.. the broncos beat the patriots in a close game ... 20 to 18.
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cardinals.. 49 to 15. the league's top new quarterback.. panthers' cam newton will take on five- time mvp.. the broncos' peyton manning... february 7th./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and with many already planning where they'll watch the big game... local police are targeting drivers who might end up getting behind the wheel during their super bowl celebrations. ((denise valdez)) 8 news now reporter vanessa murphy is live in henderson with a preview. ((vanessa murphy)) denise, fair warning here to drivers... the superbowl is just less than two weeks away and the city of henderson is saying - they will have extra police officers out looking for drunk drivers. it's no secret super bowl sunday is a big party day... the national highway traffic safety administration has the numbers to show it is a dangerous day on the roads... statitistics from a few years ago reveal that more than 40- percent of traffic deaths were caused by drunk driving. we talked with local group stop d-u-i which is now partnering
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((sandy heverly/stop dui: enjoy the football game, but be safe. that's the bottom line. be safe. be responsible. have a designated driver. take a cab. call a friend. spend the night. those are things you can dpo to keep yourself from getting behind the wheel and possibly being responsible for taking the life or lives of innocent people. )) and can't forget about uber and lyft - two additional options in southern nevada now. last year on super bowl weekend, the henderson police department says officers made seven arrests for impaired driving. ((vanessa murphy)) and denise, an extra effort to find drunk drivers has already started. the city of henderson says a grant to help pay for this....allowed them to start this last friday and to extend through monday, february 8th. but of course - on super bowl sunday you can expect even more officers. back to you. ((denise valdez)) and vanessa, how are stop dui and the city of henderson working together? ((vanessa murphy)) denise, stop d-u-i has actually just moved its headquarters here this month.
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from municipal court here... so for anyone who does get in trouble for drunk driving in henderson, the resources they'll need are right here.// ((denise valdez)) > and don't forget... we're giving away 25- hundred dollars during our special newscast after the super bowl. just head to our website... las vegas now dot com to enter .... click the banner at the top of the page./// ((denise valdez)) > the search for three escaped inmates continues in california. ((dave courvoisier)) the questions police still need answers to... as the manhunt unfolds./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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with prism tv from centurylink. ((denise valdez)) > a manhunt is underway in southern california for three inmates who escaped from a santa ana jail. ((dave courvoisier)) the men used cutting tools and bedsheets to break out of the maximum security facility. danielle nottingham has the latest from outside the orange county central men's jail. > investigators say this grainy surveillance video shows the three men on an unguarded area of the roof of the orange county central men's jail, shortly after a five a-m friday security check. from there, they were able to
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to their escape. (sandra hutchens/orange county, ca sheriff) "it appears to be a very sophisticated operation were they were allowed to go through some security access points and had some tools that allowed them to do that." jail officials say the inmates cut their way through a steel screen inside their dormitory-style cell and made their way into plumbing tunnels. from there, the men bypassed three security areas and gained access to the jail's roof and used a makeshift rope braided with linens, to reach the ground. the three men were in county custody facing charges for serious crimes: 20 year old jonathan tieu (pron: two) was held on 1 million dollars bail for charges including murder. 37 year old hossein nayeri (pron: knee-air-ee) was held without bail... charged with kidnapping, torture and burglary. 43 year old bac duong (pron: bach dong) faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. this is the first escape from this jail in more than two decades.
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ca sheriff) "escapes do occur from time to time. // people in jail have a lot of time to sit around and think about ways to defeat our systems."/// ((dave courvoisier)) investigators don't know what tools the inmates used cut their way out.. how they got those tools.. or whether they had any help. no word on whether local law enforcement are patroling stateline in case the inmates make their way into nevada./// ((weather toss)) tedd florendo >high clouds outside right now and staying cool and near average. we have some breezes out there mainly to the northern neighorhoods and down the colorado river with gusts up to 30 mph. otherwise slight breeze outside right now and cooler than yesterday. ............................... .......... afternoon temps in the high 50's for neighborhoods over to theast
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the valley right now. cooler for summerlin and of course up on mount charlestons. cooler also because foothill neighborhoods are higher in elevation. ............................... ................ regional temps high 50's from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where they're actually milder than most neighborhoods and same goes for death valley. cooler for those neighborhoods to the north in the low to mid 40's and chilly in ely and reno ............................... ................... east coast now done with the snow but like i said they have a lot of cleaning up to do. because with 30 inches of snow it's not going to melt overnight. there will be high piles of snow until spring i know because i lived it. ............................... ...... another weaker system is bringing snow for neighborhods in iowa and wisconsin.
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right now ths will move into michigan overnight. ........... back west. the north is bringing those northerly breezes. we have this high over to the west that will migrate in. it will bring a warming trend weekend. where this weekend we could be in the mid 60's ............................... ....... winds stay gusty tonigth and tomorrow especially down the colorado river valley. and lighter winds from vegas all the way to mesquite. ............. 10 hour forecast shows temps from the high 40's this eveing to chilly 40's by 11 o'clock tonight. dropping 39 tonight with clearing skies and some high clouds. winds slightly breezy and chilly by morning. tomorrow 57 for the high and sunny with also some north winds between 5 and 20 tomorrow. slightly below normal. ............................... ............... neighborhood by neighborhood highs will be in the low 60's over to the east side of the valley and cool 50's for the northwest sections. ............................... ................ extended forecast shows more sun
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mild weather too in the mid to high 60's by friday and saturday. chance of showers this weekend and some big winds on sunday and monday ((denise valdez)) > a music icon... extending her stay on the strip. ((dave courvoisier)) how soon you can get tickets to the added dates for mariah carey's las vegas residency. ((denise valdez)) a local vet... takes the trip of a lifetime. the one word she is using to describe her visit with the first lady. < (("you're watching 8 news now at
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mariah carey has announced new dates for her las vegas residency. tickets for 18 new "mariah.. number one to infinity" shows will go on sale friday at 10 a-m. the added shows range from june to september. carey first kicked off her show inside the colosseum at caesars palace in may of last year. for tickets... go to the colosseum box office... or get them online. just go to las vegas now dot com and click on links we mentioned./// ((dave courvoisier)) > for the
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we're hearing from a local veteran who was invited to sit next to the first lady during the president's final state of the union address. cynthia dias fought during the vietnam war... and now lives at veteran's village after overcoming homelessness... but two weeks ago... dias did something she never dreamed of doing. and traveled to the capital for the president's last state of the union address. dias described her experience at the white house in one word.. "unbelievable" and says she was humbled by the invitation: ((cynthia dias - u.s. navy veteran: disbelief. it's like, it's a one in a lifetime experience and why me? why amongst all the veterans in this country would they pick me? i have no idea. )) ((dave courvoisier)) dias says she didn't get to talk to the first lady much. but she kept busy during her stay in washington d-c. she, along with veteran's village founder arnold stalk, arranged meetings with politicians to gain their support in the fight to end veteran homelessness./// ((denise valdez)) > las vegas
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new chief operating officer... after a sudden resignation last week. the airline promoted jude bricker from senior vp of planning to the position. he's been with the company since 2006. allegiant says it will use the leadership change as an opportunity to refocus on operational needs and areas for improvement./// ((dave courvoisier)) > mgm resorts is taking it's hiring process... online. the company it's changing the way it interviews candidates by launching a virtual seasonal career fair. candidates can go online now and apply for jobs including bartenders.. cocktail servers and lifeguards. after applying... qualified candidates will be asked to complete a recorded video interview. successful candidates will then participate in live online interviews. more than 700 jobs are available at the 13 strip properties./// ((dave courvoisier)) > going green in 2016. ((denise valdez)) how many locals stopped by to get rid of unwanted items at our annual recycling event over the weekend. ((dave courvoisier)) bombarded by calls from debt collectors? tonight at six...
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side... with how to make the calls stop... and make sure you aren't wrongly targeted./// ((coming up... a winter wonderland for some. a nightmare for others. cleaning up from the record setting storm. plus at just 3 years old, she's a three time black belt champion. meet this real life karate kid. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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((dave courvoisier)) > we want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to participate in our living green event at the thomas and mack this weekend. in all... more than 57-hundred cars stopped by to drop off unwanted items. some of the totals... nearly 90 tons of documents were shredded... 35-hundred pounds of expired medicine discarded... 38-thousand pounds of items donated to goodwill... and 110- thousand pounds of electronics were collected by the blind center.///
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folks hit the stairwells for the scale the strat practice climb. they had 12 floors opened up.. and people could run up and down them as many times as they wanted. the full climb is february 28th... we're talking 108 floors.. 1- thousand- 455 steps! proceeds go to the american lung association and our very own paul joncich will be hosting the event. if you'd like to register.. just head to las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((denise valdez)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// >> pelley: frozen in place. >> it's the worst i've evert' seen. >> pelley: the road to recovery is buried under snow and icece water. also tonight, a real
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