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while faraday and hyperloop were definitely highlights... lee touted other accomplishment s from 2015 as well. he noted the city's credit rating has stabilized. also... he put an emphasis on his staff's work to reduce the city's long-term budget deficit. he said it was over 150-million dollars when he took office two years ago. now... it's been slashed to 23- million. he also announced initiatives to train and hire veterans at the city and to identify ward- by-ward goals across north las vegas. lee says this is all part of issued to him when he was elected.: ((mayor john lee/north las vegas: "my mandate was made clear to me by the residents of north las vegas: increase their property values, bring them high-paying jobs, protect their property, and make their lives better.")) of course... faraday didn't get completely lost in the shuffle. the mayor said after the tesla deal in 2014... the city saw an opportunity to lure a large business using that
the goal was to have that business as the catalast to get the much-needed infrastructure improvements out at apex to enable the industrial park to develop. lee credited the city's business- friendly climate with landing faraday... which has kick- started interest at the site. today was north las vegas' day to shine... but there is criticism as well. i'll have more on that coming up at 5. denise... ((denise valdez)) patrick... did the mayor give any indication of more big companies coming to north las vegas? ((patrick walker)) he did. mayor lee said there were 5 or 6 "circling the bait" as he called it. he said to expect some pretty big announcements in the coming months. ///
>got some big changes coming soon. you're going to see warm and mild temps then those temps come crashing down. near 70 for saturday then a 15 degree temperature drop by sunday only in the 50's. also still on track for more rain and also wind this weekend. ............................... ................ here's your hour by hour tonight. clear early with some high cloud tonight. temps in the mild 50's early, then getting cooler. more clouds by 8 newsnow at 11. low 50's by that time but still staying chilly. ............................... ................... tomorrow's backyard forecast. warmer near 70 with someneighborho ods warmer than that. expect winds light at first, then gusty later in the day with more winds by sunday. we'll have more coming up authorities arrested 3-more people today... in connection with the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in burns oregon. the f-b-i says the men turned themselves in at a checkpoint on a road near the refuge. yesterday 8 others were arrested...
one of the protesters... was shot and killed by authorities. with several demonstrators still at the refuge... ammon is urging them to call it quits through his lawyers. (( lissa casey/attorney for ammon bundy, "ammon wishes to make the following statement, my message still remains, turn yourselves in. do not use physical force." )) ((paul joncich)) the men still in the compound posted a youtube video saying there are just five of them left.. and they are ready to leave. but one of them has an fbi arrest warrant.. and they are willing to stay until the government drops the charges./// ((denise valdez)) > we're learning more about the driver accused of running away from police... then killing another driver in a crash. metro police identified the suspect as victor sandoval. this is a previous mug shot... from last year when he was arrested for possession of meth. yesterday... police say they received 9-1-1 call that a driver was seen sleeping at a green light. when police showed up...
while officers did not pursue on the ground... the did deploy an air unit to keep an eye out on him. authorities say he ran several red lights before crashing into a car at spring mountain and rainbow. the driver of the other car died... and sandoval was critically injured. charges against him are still pending... but he is suspected of driving under the influence. /// ((denise valdez)) > police are busy investigating several new homicides... after a deadly night in las vegas. ((paul joncich)) the latest happened just before one this morning... at a bus stop near eastern and tropicana. police say three to four men... all in their late teens or early twenties... got into some type of argument with the two men at the bus stop... when someone started shooting. one of the victims died.. the other was taken to u-m-c in critical condition./// ((paul joncich)) > several hours earlier... around 8:30 p-m... a man was stabbed to death near a home at las vegas boulevard and saint louis. witnesses told police the victims and suspect knew each other and were fighting beforehand. that suspect is also not in custody. /// ((denise valdez)) > and about an
at an apartment complex near lake mead and pecos. this one happened just before 7:30 last night. the victim died at the scene. officers believe he may be in his late teens or early 20's. if you have information about any of these murders... you're asked to call crimestoppers. you can remain anonymous. ./// ((paul joncich)) > from hitting the snooze button to getting stuck in traffic... we're all guilty of being late to work once in a while. ((denise valdez)) but a new survey finds... some people use some pretty bizarre excuses when tardy. we'll share with you the most absurd reasons for being late. ///
announcer: you're watching 8 news now at 4 with denise valdez and paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > a warning today from global health officials: the world health organization says the zika virus is "spreading explosively around the americas." ((denise valdez)) and the level of alarm is extremely high. zika is linked to a dangerous birth defect. and there's no treatment or vaccine.
mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever. pregnant women are being advised not to travel to affected areas. ((paul joncich)) now, some say you have to fight fire with fire. and as reporter erin mclaughlin explains... while mosquitos may be the problem... they may also be the solution. < they look like glowing globules... these larvae represent ground zero in the fight against mosquito borne disease the virus known as zika continues to spread throughout south america and beyond. linked to thousands of babies being born with shrunken brains. authorities don't exactly know what to do about it. there's no vaccine...and fumigation is limited... (erin mclaughlin, oxford, england) "a company here in england says the key to solving the problem is more mosquitoes like these. here at the oxitech labs, they've been genetically modified to produce offspring that die before growing into mature adults. only male mosquitoes are introduced into the wild". (andy mckemey, head of field operations, oxitec) "i just want to show you the males because we only release the males as they don't bite. the female mosquitos which bite
so as you can see since it's only the males i can put my hand in without worrying i'm going to get bitten". it's essentially death by sex. once the genetically modified male mates with the female, he passes on the deadly gene. that gene spreads to the larvae. the larvae are then unable to grow into adults...for tracking purposes, they also glow in the dark (andy mckemey, head of field operations, oxitec) "here we can see six of the mosquitos under normal light. but if i turn down the white light, you can see the ones at the top, there's a glow around the eye. that glow is due to a genetic marker. (erin mclaughlin, oxford, england) "and why is that important?" (andy mckemey, head of field operations, oxitec) "what we can do is look at the proportion of mosquitos we get back from the field and see what proportion have the gene, which means they aren't going to
as opposed to the wild. and based on that ratio, we can adjust the release of our males". so far, that tracking shows promising results. one study done in the brazilian city of el dorado showed an 82% reduction in mosquito larvae.... compared to a non treated area 1.5 km away.. scientists warn the spread of zika could spiral into a global pandemic... who would have thought the key to stopping it... could be a glowing.. mutant mosquito.. erin mclaughlin, cnn oxford england > ((paul joncich)) the c-d-c says there are two possible vaccines for the virus. ((denise valdez)) clinical trials will start at the end of the year but there will not be a widely available vaccine for several years. /// ((paul joncich)) > we're just days away from the first presidential cacus. ((denise valdez)) the last minute push candidates are making to reach out to iowans... in hopes of winning their support. ///
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((paul joncich)) but not every is honest about why they're tardy. as c-b-s reporter jamie yuccas show us... a new survey found people come out with some pretty creative excuses. < "can we ask you a question? sorry i have to get to work." it seems like all of us are running behind. "how often were you late / oh 3 out of 5 days." some excuses are plausible - "my baby pooped" "i told them i was throwing up and really sick so that's why i was late when i really over slept.. "did it work out for you" "yeah it did" but others are even more-- creative "mmmm.that someone from my family died." "i didn't think it was a work day - it was a holiday" "how
did that fly?" not so much" think that's bad? a new survey from career builder asked hiring managers the most outrageous late excuses they'd heard: they included: "my hair caught on fire from my blow dryer." "there was fresh powder on the hill.
truck overturned on the highway and cars were slipping left and right." and: "i was detained by homeland security." (jamie yuccas/cbs news/new york) but more than a third of employers say they don't care if you're late every once in
a while. the survey shows a quarter of us show up late at least once a month. "why do we come up with an excuse" "to avoid any trouble i think.." or maybe because the actual reasons are boring. the survey found more than 50 percent get tied up in traffic, a third oversleep and 15 percent were delayed dropping their kids at work or daycare. jamie yuccas cbs news new york. > ((paul joncich)) apparently most people feel guilty about strolling in late because more than 60 percent of workers say if they arrive late, they stay later to make up for it. /// toss to weather < tedd florendo >skycams showing mainly clear skies this
to increase by later in the evening. wind cooperating nicely less than 10 mph and we are certainly warmer than yesterday at this time. ............................... ............. afternoon temps jumped up to milder 60's today with warmer temps found on the eastside of the valley where we're lower in elevation and cooler for summerlin and centennial hills. expecting another warm up tomorrow. ............................... ........... regional temps also in the 60's all the way down to laughliin down the colorado river valley. milder in laughlin close to 70 this afternoon and same story for the warmer desert of death valley. cool 50's by afternoon in the central part of the state, but they'll drop to the 30's by morning. ............................... ............. looking outside at the satellite and radar we're seeing more clouds coming in from the west. some showers in california changing over to snow and
............................... ............ looking out to the pacific, we have tropical moisture here that's going to be pulled in with a low that will bring us some much needed showers and snow in the mountains. ............................... ......... when? futurecast shows first winds saturday then sunday we start to see that band of moisture hit southern california first then make it's way to us by sunday with more clouds all day. wind can also be expected. ............................... .......... here's an update on what to expect. saturday warming to 70. gusts winds near 50 in some locations. sunday rain and wind. 15 degrees cooler with plenty of clouds. monday more sun, but staying windy with gusts to 35 to 40mph ............................... .......... 43 for the overnight low and more high clouds developing. chilly by morning and light winds expected. tomorrow the high 67 and above average .
sun to clouds later. ............................... ........ neighborhood temps in the mid to high 60's by afternoon with some neighborhoods reaching 70 for sure on the eastside and in henderson. ............................... ........ extended forecast shows a big temp drop from saturday to sunday. windy weather for a few days. then colder next week daytime highs on ly 50's and mornings in the 30's again. the texas boy-- known as the affluenza teen-- is back in the united states. ethan couch made the trip from mexico city international airport to dallas... where he'll face charges. couch is wanted for skipping out on his probation and going to mexico with his mom. he gained nationwide notoriety
was givin ten years probation in a dui crash that killed four people. prosecutors are working to get couch's case moved from juvenile court... but the hearing was delayed because couch was not there./// ((paul joncich)) > we just want to remind you.. there are only a few days left to sign up for health insurance. the deadline is january 31-st. if you miss it... that means you could be penalized nearly 700 dollars or more. nearly 9-million people have enrolled for coverage through health care dot gov... including 79- thousand right here in nevada. those who sign up for coverage before sunday's deadline... are eligible for coverage beginning march 1-st./// ((denise valdez)) > barbie is getting a major makeover. ((paul joncich)) the changes mattel is making to the doll... to better reflect the changing
choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((paul joncich)) > the r-t-c wants to help seniors and people with disabilities get around the valley safely.. ((denise valdez)) demetria obilor shows you the new facility it's using to instill confidence, and promote independence in our community, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) < ((demetria obilor)) > earlier this month, the rtc opened its new, free mobility training center. it's a $6.7 million facility designed to teach seniors and those with disabilities how to travel independently using the bus. last week, i stopped by to check it out. the mobility training center houses two working buses, paved roads and sidewalks in a contained environment that simulates an intersection and bus stop. not only does it look real, it sounds real too."nat traffic sound" m.j. maynard - rtc deputy general manager "this is the only center
it's unique in that you'll find paratransit certification, transit mobility training and blindness skills training housed in one roof. ((demetria obilor)) trainers use various techniques and tools to teach locals how to cross the street and find their way to a bus stop.. "if you notice up here, we've got what we call our "landmarkers." landmarkers are used for those who have trouble reading signs and rely on objects or buildings for a sense of direction. the 2014 census show over 260,000 persons with disabilities live in the county. thousands currently use paratransit, which is a specialized, door-to-door ride progam, but it's more expensive and the rtc believes, with the right training, nevadans could use bus service to their advantage. transit mobility supervisor jim shampoe says one of the biggest reasons some don't take the bus is fear of the unknown. shampoe's job is to cast out that fear.. jim shampoe - transit mobility supervisor "seeing a person go from not being able to think that they can do something and being so afraid that they don't want to leave their home to, at the end of training, going out
wherever they want to go just gives them a really big feeling of independence." last year, the mobility training program saved the rtc $120,000 because passengers chose standard bus service instead of special, door-to- door transport. if you or someone you know could benefit from mobility training. you should contact the rtc. we will post the number on our website, lasvegasnow.com hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. > ((denise valdez)) > 2015 was a deadly year... for one busy valley road. ((paul joncich)) the summit to address the dangers of boulder highway...
near 70 for saturday then a 15 degree temperature drop by sunday only in the 50's. also still on track for more rain and also wind this weekend. ............................... ................ here's your hour by hour tonight. clear early with some high cloud tonight. temps in the mild 50's early, then getting cooler. more clouds by 8 newsnow at 11. low 50's by that time but still staying chilly. ............................... ................... tomorrow's backyard forecast. warmer near 70 with someneighborho ods warmer than that. expect winds light at first, then gusty later in the day with more winds by sunday. we'll have more coming up a las vegas man will have to pay back 100- thousand dollars... for scamming someone ten years ago. 60- year- old peter ortmann > a las vegas man will have to pay back 100- thousand dollars... for scamming someone ten years ago.
pleaded guilty to a class- b felony... after selling unregistered securities to a victim who invested 100- grand with him. he's been on the run from the law since failing to appear for his sentencing in 2007. he was finally arrested in washington state... and sentenced. in addition to the restitution... he'll also spend three- to- nine- years behind bars./// ((denise valdez)) > metro police are searching for a man who they say robbed a jewelry store. it happened near las vegas boulevard and spring mountain yesterday. police say this man posed as a customer, then threatened the clerk and demanded he put jewelry in his bag then took off. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((paul joncich)) > nevada still has a long way to go in solving the problem of human trafficking. in 2015... there were 133 cases of human trafficking... up 24- percent from the year before. nationwide... there was a nearly 520- percent increase in cases handled since 2008. this data comes from "polaris"... which handles a textline where
for more information... go to las vegas now- dot- com and click on the "links" section./// ((paul joncich)) > presidential campaigns are running out of time to win over voters before the iowa caucuses on monday night...and that means volunteers are in the middle of an intense ground game. ((denise valdez)) as c-b-s news correspondent weijia jiang shows us from iowa...they're focused on making personal connections. < timothy smith has become an expert at knocking on doors. "i'm out this week volunteering on behalf of ted cruz." the preacher from west virginia traveled to iowa to volunteer for ted cruz, canvassing in as many towns as possible. wj:when you get to a neighborhood like this, what's your game plan? my game plan is to just go up and be as positive as i can." positive...but more importantly, persuasive-- especially when he meets undecided voters like dalene norgaard. wj--are you on the fence? dn--a little on the fence. norgaard says face-time with
dalene norgaard resident "you can see their face, in their eyes, what they carry." hrc camp phone bank hillary clinton's supporters are using their voices too. calling thousands of strangers a night from field offices in des moines. jenna darsee hillary clinton volunteer "the more people i talk to and the more houses, i feel like that connection is constantly building, it's just really cool." across town at bernie sanders' headquarters... actor justin long joseph, hi, i'm justin long actor justin long says he doesn't have a script when making cold calls. justin long bernie sanders volunteer) wj: so tell me what your goal is. long: ...to make people aware of the caucus and how important it is on feb 1st that they should go and caucus." political experts say the final push...is critical. dennis goldford drake university political science professor "in electoral politics the three most important factors are turn out, turn out, turn out." both parties are expecting a tight one-two finish in iowa. donald trump has a slight lead over cruz on the g-o-p side. smith says even if cruz loses... timothy smith ted cruz volunteer i'll be able to lay my head down at night, and i'll know i did
wj, cbs news, ankeny, iowa. > ((denise valdez)) > and dont forget... 8 news now is your local election headquarters. stay up to date on everything this season both on air... and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) > if you're in the market for a new home... good news. ((denise valdez)) just how far mortgage rates have fallen during the past month.
announcer: you're watching 8 news now at 4 with denise valdez and paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > it's another win for the runnin' rebels. the team bee boise state 87- to- 77 during their "red out" game at the thomas and mack last night. and las vegas born washington nationals baseball player bryce harper was there to cheer the boys on. the runnin' rebels hit the court again this saturday taking on san diego state at the thomas and mack. tipoff is at 5 pm./// ((denise valdez)) > at every u- n-l-v home game -- we recognize
chris mathuuis has todays teacher of the game. < on behalf of channel 8, silver state schools credit union, our teacher of the game is mr. andrew magness. (teacher of the game open) andrew teaches u.s. gov't at valley high school, where's he's been for 9 years. andrew; "i love teaching i can't see myself outside of the classroom. he's got a unique way of making his gov't interesting. the way he teaches, it's no wonder students enjoy his classroom instruction. andrew: 'i have a batman lecture that compares good idea, bad idea to the u.s constitution and articles of confederation. or i put a rap song or pop culture in to try to connect them." magness is ahead of the curve he started a twitter account in 2011.. and he did it for the kids. andrew; "it's the on ly way i could communite after school. people are asking now.
created a google classroom, has a web site and does it all for the love of the job. honored to be honored, magness extends a hand.. even if it's not returned. nats another terrific teacher.. making a huge difference in the lives of clark country school district kids. that is why we're pround to recognize andrew magness as our teacher of the game. > ((paul joncich)) > it's a prescription you'll have to go to the gym to get. ((denise valdez)) the recommendation s experts are giving doctors... about the importance of
do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
announcer: now nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((denise valdez)) > barbie's got a new look. the doll beloved by millions for nearly sixty years is a billion-dollar industry. ((paul joncich)) but the toymaker mattel has announced a makeover for barbie, reflecting changing times. they've added tall, petite, and curvy body types to a new line of more ethnically- diverse barbies. ((denise valdez)) c-b-s news reporter mireya villarreal has the story from mattel's headquarters in california. < "barbie, you're beautiful..." since 1959, barbara millicent roberts. better known as barbie...has been a household name. at 11 and inches tall barbie has had more than 180 careers. "i'm a barbie girl, in a barbie
icon. but after decades of dominating the doll world...and just weeks short of her 57th birthday.barbi e's getting a makeover. (evelyn mazzocco- global brand gm of barbie) "we were hearing that many thought that barbie was out of touch." as a typically- white doll with unrealistic proportions, some parents thought barbie was sending the wrong message about beauty. (jim silver, editor-in-chief of toys, tots, pets and more) "there are people that are turned away from barbie because they want dolls that more resemble themselves, more in terms of their body type and more in terms of their skin tones." mattel recently introduced 23 new dolls with different skin tones and hair colors. now, they're adding 3 new body types...curvy, tall and petite. the toy maker introduced the new olds. "they don't look like barbie." "they don't look like barbie?" "some of them have brown skin and white skin." the girls
changes, but her new body type wasn't one of them. "why did you choose her?" "my favorite color is blue." the next step for mattel is changing parent's perceptions. mireya villarreal, el segundo, california. > ((denise valdez)) in the company's last earnings report, barbie sales were down 14 percent -- marking the eighth straight quarter of declining sales. /// ((paul joncich)) > the surf is up in hawaii. ((tedd florendo)) forecasters there are calling the swell at the north shore... the biggest of the season. waves are expected to reach between 35 and 45 feet at waimea bay today. it's one of the most famous big wave surfing spots in the world. the but swells won't be around for long... the high surf warning is expected to end tonight. /// toss to weather
mainly clear skies this afternoon, with more high clouds to increase by later in the evening. wind cooperating nicely less than 10 mph and we are certainly warmer than yesterday at this time. ............................... ............. afternoon temps jumped up to milder 60's today with warmer temps found on the eastside of the valley where we're lower in elevation and cooler for summerlin and centennial hills. expecting another warm up tomorrow. ............................... ........... regional temps also in the 60's all the way down to laughliin down the colorado river valley. milder in laughlin close to 70 this afternoon and same story for the warmer desert of death valley. cool 50's by afternoon in the central part of the state, but
morning. ............................... ............. looking outside at the satellite and radar we're seeing more clouds coming in from the west. some showers in california changing over to snow and dissipating over the mountains. ............................... ............ looking out to the pacific, we have tropical moisture here that's going to be pulled in with a low that will bring us some much needed showers and snow in the mountains. ............................... ......... when? futurecast shows first winds saturday then sunday we start to see that band of moisture hit southern california first then make it's way to us by sunday with more clouds all day. wind can also be expected. ............................... .......... here's an update on what to expect. saturday warming to 70. gusts winds near 50 in some
sunday rain and wind. 15 degrees cooler with plenty of clouds. monday more sun, but staying windy with gusts to 35 to 40mph ............................... .......... 43 for the overnight low and more high clouds developing. chilly by morning and light winds expected. tomorrow the high 67 and above average . 59 is our normal and we'll have sun to clouds later. ............................... ........ neighborhood temps in the mid to high 60's by afternoon with some neighborhoods reaching 70 for sure on the eastside and in henderson. ............................... ........ extended forecast shows a big temp drop from saturday to sunday. windy weather for a few days. then colder next week daytime highs on ly 50's and mornings in
((denise valdez)) > it's something most of us hear all the time... but doctors are taking a new approach to stressing the importance of exercise. the journal of the american medical association recently published a "call to action". its authors recommend that health care professionals prescribe exercise for all patients... calling it "one of the most important prescriptions a patient could receive." doctors say there is no single treatment that can have as diverse benefits as exercise: ((lipi roy, md. mph/massachusetts general hospital - studies have shown that when a health care professional a doctor or nurse advises a patient to adopt a healthy lifestyle behavior that patient is more likely to adopt that behavior.)) doctors say high blood pressure... type two diabetes... and obesity are just some of the diseases exercise can keep at bay. they also remind us.. it's always a good idea to check with a health professional before starting an exercise program./// ((paul joncich)) > facebook is making record profits... and it's all thanks to you. ((denise valdez)) just how much money...
before. why. the social media site reported this week... it made more than one and half billion dollars in profits just in the last three months of 2015. facebook has more than one and site each month. the amount that the company makes per person has grown 33- percent globally. in the u-s and canada... facebook makes more than 13- dollars per user. /// ((paul joncich)) > this news comes on data privacy day. it's observed every year on january 28th and is intended to serve as a reminder to protect and safeguard private data. the council of europe initiated data privacy day back in 20- 07. if you want tips on keeping your online information safe, you can go to stay-safe- online dot org for suggestions. /// ((paul joncich)) > wages are down in most major cities in the united states. a new study from the brookings institution shows wages fell in 80 of the 100 biggest
the study looked at several economic measures between 2009 and 2014. almost all of those 100 metro areas saw improvement in at least one area -- such as employment, productivity, or average wealth per person. ...but most saw less pay for workers. the wage declines affected minorities more than whites. only eight cities out of the largest 100 metro areas saw median wages and employment rates rise while its poverty rate fell. /// ((paul joncich)) > mortgage rates are dropping... which is good news for those looking to buy a home. the 30-year mortgage rate has fallen to 3- point-79 percent. freddie mac say it's the fourth straight week of declines. back in december... the federal reserve raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade. many would-be home buyers assumed it meant the beginning of the end for record-low mortgage rates. experts say the steady drop in rates show the federal reserve is not the sole determinant of mortgage rates. /// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and