tv 8 News Now at 5 AM KLAS January 27, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
why this census is important... in helping people without a home./// < 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 joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. we're following breaking news this morning... there's a bad crash at spring mountain and rainbow... ((brian loftus)) here's a live look at the scene. it happened just after 3 this morning... police haven't released any details yet on what happened or if anyone was hurt. let's turn things over to demetria...and see how the accident is impacting roads this morinng./// < demetria obilor >we're on the scene of a very serious accident that happened on the west side. you're look at the 7-11 on the corner of spring mountain and rainbow, where it appears 2 vehicles are flipped over. metro has shut down rainbow and spring mountain for a quarter mile in both directions.
brian loftus this morning the leaders of the armed group occupying a federal wildlife refuge in oregon are under arrest. ((kirsten joyce)) the f-b-i and oregon state police stopped members of the group on a highway near burns oregon, and shots were fired... 1 person was killed. 8 news now reporter michael stevens joins us in studio this morning... with more information on what led up to the shooting... and the other arrests made. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) > authorities say the person who died in law officers' confrontation with ammon bundy and his followers is an adult man. however, the harney county sheriff's office gave no other information on the person who died. :40-:48 ammon bundy/militia leader/jan. 4, 2016 1:06-1:10 (quick!!) gov. kate brown/d-oregon five of the oregon militants were arrested during a traffic stop down this road tuesday afternoon. the fbi says during the stop- a militia member was shot and killed. among the arrested- militia leaders ammon and ryan bundy. their arrests, mark the end of a 3-week occupation of a national wildlife refuge in the town of
in recent days, ammon bundy had been trying to negotiate with the fbi. bundy's group seized the federal wildlife refuge earlier this month as part of a long- running dispute over public lands. early on bundy said he and his followers were in it for the long run. (ammon bundy/militia leader) "when government steps outside its bounds that the people have given it, that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place." before the arrests, tensions had been boiling over among locals fed up with the occupation especially since the group took arms. the state's governor had also been calling for the fbi to intervene. (gov. kate brown/d-oregon) "the spectacle of lawlessness must end" three other militia members were arrested at two other locations. ((michael stevens)) so far, the fbi hasn't identified the militia member who was killed. and coming up in our next half hour...
bundy... who says he spoke with his son shortly after last nights arrest. ((brian loftus)) michael... any word on what kind of charges those arrested may face? ((michael stevens)) the arrested will all face at least one felony charge. the militia standoff began as a protest against the federal government sending two local ranches charged with arson on public lands back to prison. ((brian loftus)) > a suspect is behind bars this morning... after police say he pointed a gun at an officer, forcing police to open fire. ((kirsten joyce)) they say it started when they chased down a person driving a stolen vehicle. the suspect stopped the car, got out and took off a metro chopper saw the suspect carrying a gun near bonanza and pecos and told crews on the ground. they say the suspect pointed a gun at an officer...who then shot and hit him the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken to jail. it's the 2nd police shooting this year../// ((brian loftus)) > and the suspect involved in the first police shooting of the year is set to be in court today.
yesterday... metro detailed the events leading up to friday's shooting. police say black quit his job at harrah's on that night... then... police say they received several calls about black...walking into (( operator: "911 emergency." caller: "the intersection of las vegas boulevard and flamingo, there is a black male adult the street." operator: "911 emergency." caller: "there's a guy with a gun, a black male, probably mid-20s, and he's like literally right in the middle of the road." )) they say black then pointed his gun at other people in front of the bellagio fountains. officer george smith told him to drop his weapon. police say black turned toward officer smith and pointed his gun directly at him. officer smith opened fire but missed black...and grazed a child with a bullet. police later found out...black's gun wasn't loaded./// ((brian loftus)) > crews were out all night... working to find out how many homeless people live in the valley. ((kirsten joyce)) they started at 11:30 last night and just wrapped up.
highs just making it into the upper 50s. ............ today should be a little milder, but more high clouds returning to our skies. ........... they are sliding into the west coast now and moving through california today. ............ our afternoon should warm back up to the low 60s for most neighborhoods. > back to you.
((brian loftus)) > sitting down with carlos santana! the impact he says his dad made...on his success...in a one-on-one interview. plus: ((i'm a girlscout, it's not what i do. it's who i am. )) ((kirsten joyce)) confidence, and giving back to one's community... how this week's acts of kindness recipient is inspiring young women in girlscouting. ((brian loftus)) and... the future of transportation in the valley. the us government wants to hear what you have to say. how you can join the conversation, up next in "what's
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residency at the house of blues starting today. we were able to sit down with the musician... and asked him when he first realized he was so talented: (( we're doing like this 50 year anniversary wedding for these people and i'm playing violin next to my dad.. everybody around me looks like the worst criminals in cosa nostra, ya know? but i heard somebody say you know that kid next to his dad, he's really good.. he's got a great tone and he's as good as his dad. and i looked at my dad and he looked at me and i was like, "wow! this is a great validation cuz that's all i ever wanted to be is like my dad. )) ((brian loftus)) his first performance is tonight... including more in later this month, in february and may. tickets start at just under 100 dollars. for more information or to purchase some... just head to las vegas now dot com and click on links.///
it's been a breezy and cool start to the week... but a nice warm-up is coming our way. enjoy it while it's here because temps drop really fast and even colder next week. .............. we are cooling off to the 30s... and high clouds are moving in quickly today. ........... a ridge builds for the rest of the week to get highs up near 70 by the weekend. rain showers for the east coast and helping to melt some of that snow. ... but a chance of rain sunday and then much cooler and breezy next week. >
kindness recipient explains... girls scouts is so much more. it lays a solid foundation for young women to figure out their passion, serve their community... and be a part of something bigger than themselves. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient : "all of the different levels are represented here." ((kirsten joyce)) vanette christensen takes great pride in her involvement with the girl scouts of southern nevada. .. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient " i'm a girlscout, it's not what i do. it's who i am. " ((kirsten joyce)) as the historian and archivist... her volunteer job is to preserve the artifacts that have been donated, or gifted... and use them to educate young girls about the history, and mission. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient " this one here is from 1919.". ((kirsten joyce)) this is the very first girl scout uniform.. girls could buy them, or sew them.. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient " the sleeves, hand stitched on" ((kirsten joyce)) and the official buttons could be rented from the organizatoin... for 15 cents. ((kirsten joyce)) vanette certainly knows the history.. she was a girl scout growing up
contrast to what she eventually chose as a career.. she also attributes what she did as a career... serving nearly three decades in law enforcement.... to her history in girlscouting. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient "girlscouts at a young age gave me great confidence, and character, it taught me great skills to be bigger than anything i could be. ((kirsten joyce)) she moved to las vegas.. after retiring.. her two daughters both continued with the girl scout legacy... and now vanette makes it her mission... to inspire the many other young women... to reach their potential. vanette christensen/acts of kindness recipient "having them know.. they're part of something .. service to communities, carry on those legacies." liz ortenburger ceo girl scouts southern nevada we're blessed by volunteers, vanette has brought history to life, for so many girls and volunteers, here in southern nevada." ((kirsten joyce)) money presentation : "you receive our aok award.... and on behalf of channel 8. you'll eventually get an 800 dollar check, too.. clapping.... shot to other ladies... ... thank you.
> if you would like to nominate someone in this series... go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor the valley view on-ramp to northbound 95 is back open following an injury crash. traffic is getting by in the hov lane at this point, as all right lanes are shut down. expect some delays. dealing with lane closures on the strip between flamingo and harmon for the filming of the new bourne movie. taking another live look at rainbow and spring mountain after a serious crash. the intersection is sshut down. avoid the area.
((brian loftus)) watchers... after she announced her latest weight loss. ((kirsten joyce)) and new a-t- m's from one bank...will let you take money out using your phone. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: jill we hear microsoft has its hand on iphones. what's that about? good morning brian and kirsten! china's stock market plunged this morning... even though other markets in asia had major gains. yesterday... oil prices rebounded and wall street rallied! the dow jumped 282 points. the nasdaq was up 49.// weight watchers shares are soaring... they shot up twenty percent yesterday after oprah winfrey
eating plan... all while eating bread every single day. oprah joined the weight watchers board in october and owns 6 and a half million shares. that means yesteday... she made about 12 and a half million dollars on paper.// a-t-m -s of the future. will let you leave your debit card at home. jp morgan chase is upgrading all their atm's this year...to let you withdraw money using your smartphone. the new smart cash machines will also let you cash checks, pay chase credit card bills... and even pay the mortgage. q: jill we hear microsoft has its hand on iphones. what's that about? a: yes.. microsoft is reportedly working on a keyboard the i phone. some super cool features. a fan-shaped- keyboard so users can text and type with one hand. it also stays true to other windows keyboards... with swipe to type features and emoji suggestions. still no word when it will be available.//
> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor tonight, you have an opportunity to influence future transportation planning in our valley. the us department of transportation is hosting an open house tonight between 4:30pm and 6pm at the east las vegas community center. those who attend will have a chance to comment and suggest ways to improve the rtc's planning process for transportation projects. the rtc says topics will include long- range transportation planning, public involvement techniques, transportation studies and involvement from other public agencies. the east las vegas community center is off eastern and stewart near sunrise acres elementary.
> a bad crash is closing down > a bad crash is closing down traffic this morning... we'll bring you the latest information. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a person was killed... after authorities moved in on the protestors in oregon. about the incident...that's placed his sons behind bars. ((kirsten joyce)) > new details about a special ed teacher... accused of a sexual contact with a student. what she told police...about their alleged relationship./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria
((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. we're following breaking news this morning... metro police are investigating a bad crash at spring mountain and rainbow... ((brian loftus)) here's a live look at the scene. it happened just after 3 this morning... police haven't released any details yet on what happened...or if anyone was hurt. but we're told we should hear from them soon. let's turn things over to demetria...and see how the accident is impacting roads./// < demetria obilor >we're on the scene of a very serious crash at rainbow and spring mountain. we're expecting to here from metro very soon. < >
brian loftus > our other top story this morning... one person is dead... and several others are behind bars... after federal officials and members of the militia holding fort holding fort at the malheur national wildlife refuge crossed paths. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens has the
reaction .... from local rancher cliven bundy. ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... the f-b-i and oregon state police issued a joint statement last night... saying they initiated an operation to bring the militia members into custody. multiple sources say the militia members were driving and not on the property when officers attempted to pull them over to execute an arrest. during the arrest attempt -- shots were fired. we've learned that lavoy finicum was the man who was killed -- he's been a vocal membe of the militia and vowed to oppose the federal government there in oregon. meantime... ryan bundy was shot in the arm -- he is expected to be fine. in total, eight individuals with ties to the militia were arrested -- one of them in arizona. we spoke with cliven bundy on the phone last night. he says ammon called his family from the back of the police car and this is what he had to say about the deadly confrontation: ((cliven bundy // cattle
hands in the air told him he wasn't armed and they went ahead and shot him i don't know how many times but they shot him as far as i know he's dead.")) bundy says his sons were on a mission to help and educate other ranchers and have no intention of creating violence. he says the man who died was a rancher in arizona who had a wife and children. the fbi says all of the defendants, including the bundy brothers, face federal felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers of the u-s from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats. they are working with the harney oregon... oregon state police... and the united states attorney's office for the investigation. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... do we know if protesters are planning any sort of as of right now... cliven bundy says he doesn't know... he also says he's not sure when he'll talk to or see his 2 sons who are now behind bars facing
((kirsten joyce)) > we're learning new details about the las vegas teacher... accused of sexual misconduct with a student. jillian lafave was arrested earlier this month... she is a special education teacher at valley high school. an arrest report says she exchanged thousands of text messages with her special ed student... many of them sexual. police also say lafave admitted to kissing and having sexual contact with the student. we spoke with an 11th grade student of lafave's. he says the teacher was nice to her students...but he noticed something going on between the victim and their teacher: ((manuel/valley high school student: "when we were in class she used to like let him borrow everything she has at her desk/ ((kirsten joyce)) c-c-s-d sent us a statement regarding the incident, saying all employees undergo fbi background checks amd a local criminal history inquiry... and employees also receive training regarding child abuse and inappropriate relationships with students. lafave is out on bail and remains on paid leave while the case is being investigated./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a
brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk it's been a breezy and cool start to the week... but a nice warm-up is coming our way. enjoy it while it's here because temps drop really fast and even colder next week. .............. we are cooling off to the 30s right now... so don't leave the house without a nice warm coat or jacket. and high clouds will be moving in quickly from the west today. they are already taking over california. ........... highs should be a little milder this afternoon, making it to the low 60s. and temps keep climbing as we roll to the weekend. we'll check that out in your 7 day forecast straight ahead./// > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > two local teens made a big appearance on
((6:39:we'd like to solve. a long way from home fries, you got it! you won 27-hundred dollars. )) it's all part of "teen best friend week ." taylor berkabile and emma shepherd from legacy high school in north las vegas will be competing. they didn't make it to the end... but did win 84- hundred dollars./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a big presidential candidate... skipping out on the upcoming g-o-p debate. ((brian loftus)) why donald trump says he's boycotting the event...
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skip the next g-o-p debate tomorrow night trump is planning to boycott the final debate before monday's iowa caucuses... because his campaign officials say he believes fox news moderator megyn kelly has been "toying" with him. fox news says trump is still welcomed to participate... but they stand behind kelly. trump's campaign says he'll instead host an event in iowa to raise money for wounded veterans. seven gop contenders will take part in tomorrow night's prime time gop debate./// ((brian loftus)) > lets send things over to sherry for a check of traffic. sherry swensk < it's a cold morning... temps down to near freezing already and we are not to daybreak yet - which is when we get our coldest temps of the day. .................. sunrise a little earlier every other day... and we need the sunshine to get to work and warm us up. ............................. high clouds will move into the skies again today after nice sunshine tuesday. ........... a ridge starts to build for the
near 70 by the weekend. that will be the first time we've had temps this warm since ... highs near 60 degrees today. > lets send it over to demetria./// > < demetria obilor rainbow and spring mountain will closed down for hours. for those who just tuned in... a driver was speeding down spring mountain t-boned another car, killing that driver on impact. both cars ended up at the 7-11 on the corner of spring mountain
let's get a check on the roads with demetria./// > demetria obilor < rainbow and spring mountain will closed down for hours. for those who just tuned in... a driver was speeding down spring mountain t-boned another car, killing that driver on impact. both cars ended up at the 7-11 on the corner of spring mountain and rainbow. crash at us 95/decatur is gone. crash on northbound i-15 near state line. injuries reported. > < > < > back to you.///
getting it's first park...thanks to mgm. it will sit along the west side of the strip... connecting new york-new york... monte carlo... and the new t- mobile arena. it will feature a variety of restaurants... drinking spots with outdoor patios and a water wall. the park opens up april fourth...just two days before
brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < seeing just a little early light from our camera looking east right now. temps are very chilly. we'll get a break from running the heaters so much as the week goes on, so i think that's good news for everyone. ................. right now mid 30s for many neighborhoods. by the end of the week mornings will be in the 40s and even near 50 by the weekend. ............. today a mix of sunshine and high clouds. afternoon temps in the low 60s. ............. warming to near 70 by saturday then a chance of chilly rain sunday and much cooler to start > ((kirsten joyce)) > people across the valley falling victim to an email scam... ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... 8 on your side's michelle mortensen explains how you can tell this message is from crooks... and not the government. > plus... the animal foundation is implementing major changes.. when we'll learn how the shelter plans to become a no- kill by
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