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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) her new assets... after the toy company released her in all shapes and sizes. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm kirsten. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. right now, metro police are investigating a fatal crash... that left one person dead. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) michael stevens is live near pecos and owens where it happened. michael, what can you tell us? ((michael stevens)) brian, patranya... one person is dead after an early morning crash. police say it happened shortly after 1:30 this morning. when officers showed up they found a 2003 mazda mangled around a light pole. police believe the driver was heading west on owens and lost control of their car right before the crash: (( sgt. richard strader // metro police: speed is defiantly a factor as you can see by the debris...
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the roadway.)) ((michael stevens)) the driver of the car was transported to u-m-c trauma where they later died. police say this is the second accident in recent months at this intersection... ((michael stevens)) police expect to have this area closed off for a number of hours./// ((demetria obilor)) ((michael stevens))
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((brian loftus)) > the presidential candidates hit the campaign trail today... as they make their way to iowa for the caucuses on monday. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) this following the 6th gop debate...one without frontrunner donald trump. marlie hall reports.. on who ended up getting the spotlight. with donald trump absent...his biggest rival, ted cruz, took center stage...becoming the target of the night: (ted cruz) "gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage." some of the biggest fireworks came as the candidates sparred over illegal immigration. (jeb bush) we should have a path to legal status for the 12 million people that are here illegally (marco rubio) "you said on the issue of people who are here illegally we can reach a compromise.//now you want to trump trump on immigration." (ted cruz) "marco made the choice to go the direction of
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amnesty because he thought it was politically advantageous." (marlie hall cbs news des moines, iowa) despite being a few miles away from the debate stage at drake university -- donald trump still managed to garner a lot of attention. the billionaire front runner dominated google searches last night....and even had the most mentions on twitter. trump's camp says his last-minute rally for veterans brought in six million dollars. marlie hall cbs news des moines, iowa. let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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milder temps this friday morning. it was a nice thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to low 60s. .................. a ridge of high pressure is helping to build temps even higher as we finish the week. ......... but it won't last long as a chilly storm is pushing into the west right now with rain and snow and eventually will make it into the desert by sunday. ........... highs today in the upper 60s with calm winds and mostly sunny skies. ((sherry swensk)) > that's a look at weather...
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((brian loftus)) > north las vegas is on a road to recovery... as big developments are about to start up. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) what
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((brian loftus)) > north las vegas mayor john lee says his city is building a road to recovery. yesterday, the mayor gave his state of the city speech... outlining the city's accomplishment s from the past year. he talked about the huge developments set for apex... as well as the city's credit rating stabilizing.
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which is now at 23- million dollars... comapred to 150-million when he took office 2-years ago. lees says this is all part of fulfilling a mandate voters 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.")) ((brian loftus)) lee credited the city's business- friendly climate with landing faraday... which has kick-started interest at the apex industrial site. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > metro police released more information... about the officer- involved shooting that happened in front of the bellagio. in the arrest report for kahleal black... police say he yelled that he was going to "kill everyone"... while pointing a weapon at tourists. police say he pointed a gun at several people and pulled the trigger... but the gun was not loaded. black was arrested after an officer shot at him, but missed instead grazing a child nearby.
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jail on a 2-million dollar bail. /// ((brian loftus)) > we're learning more about the driver accused of running away from police... before killing another. 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. police say they received 9-1-1 call... that a driver was seen sleeping at a green light. when police showed up... they said sandoval took off. while officers did not pursue him... they did deploy an air unit to keep an eye 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. /// ((brian loftus)) > barbie just got a whole new makeover... from head to toe. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the new line of barbie dolls that were released... and why many are saying it's
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((demetria obilor)) > girls and women don't come in one shape... and now barbie won't either. mattel released four new barbie body types... with seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, and 24- hairstyles. the dolls were just released yesterday on the company's website. mattel says the changes are the most dramatic ever made to barbie... since she hit store shelves in 1959. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk ........... today a little spring preview with temps in the upper 60s by the afternoon. right now we have 40s valleywide.
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........... patchy high clouds around the mojave desert right now... while rain and snow moving into the west coast and cold air to follow. .......... winter storm warnings in the sierra where one to two feet of snow expected over the weekend above 7000 feet. and a wind advisory through the desert along i- 15 starting early tomorrow morning with gusts to 50 mph. .. we'll look for showers to begin late saturday night into sunday and much colder monday and tuesday. ..................
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decatur/us 95 ramp for construction work on the decatur bridge. next week, you'll be running into lane closures on mlk at us 95 and i-15 to mlk for preliminary project neon work. > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > the new t- mobile arena is opening in just about three months! ((brian loftus)) and crews are getting it up and ready to go. what they're installing today ahead of april's first show. that story and more, coming up
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300-thousand households in southern nevada... which are viewers of this tv station... will have to make other tonight. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) that's when the k-l-a-s' signal will no longer be transmitted... to all subscribers of cox cable. despite five months of negotiations with cox communication s... no deal has been reached regarding what cox should pay... for re- transmitting channel 8's programs... including next week's super bowl
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((brian loftus)) > the cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about k-l-a-s... which our general manager characterizes as "inaccurate and offensive." george knapp has the story. lisa howfield/klas general manager: to make a statement like that is untrue and frankly offensive. lisa howfield, general manager of nevada's first and most honored tv station, klas tv, has heard just about enough trash talk from cox cable. she says she would be remiss if says she would be remiss if she does not advise channel 8 views who subscribe to cox that they will lose the klas signal as of midnight friday. cox customers will no longer see the most watched station in nevada....with its popular daytime dramas...highest rated newscasts...syn dicated shows like jeopardy and wheel of fortune...and the powerful cbs prime time lineup, by far the most popular network...all gone for cox customers.
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other arrangements, especially football fans who want to watch super bowl 50 next sunday. lisa howfield: ....they won't be able to watch the super bowl on cox. you will be able to watch the super bowl on direct tv, dish, century and if all else fails, you can get a high def antenna and watch it over the air. other local provide are already doing brisk business as cox customers are looking for better deals elsewhere. cox had trouble even before the current dispute. the company once had a near monopoly here but the percentage of local homes which subscribe to cox is dropping. it was down to 48% of the market in november and has since plunged to only 41%. the dispute with klas has opened a lot of simmering complaints from dissatisfied customers. howfield: a lot of locals are starting to drop their subscribership to cox for various reasons. i've spoken to a lot of people
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arsenal of feedback why they are making a switch. the issue is a simple one....what is a fair rate for cox to pay to retransmit klas programming. channel 8 is by far the most popular station, sign on to sign off, which means it is the biggest draw on the cox system...more than espn or tnt or any other stations which are paid large sums by cox. cox customers pay 8 dollars per watch it or not. howfield says cox made a terrible business decision to pay that much. local broadcasters like channel 8 provide 35% of the viewership for cable systems, but get only 12% of the revenue. cox earns many times more from channels 8's original content than does channel 8. a public relations statement sent to cox customers is blatantly false and misleading, howfield says. the claim that klas is demanding three times what it gets from
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untrue, she says. callers to cox have been told their cable bills will jump 20 or 30 dollars if klas wins, which is not only false but ridiculous. howfield is prohibited by law from making public what the retransmission rates would be but says the typical fair amount negotiated by stations all across the country is around 1 dollar per subscriber. cox is paying many times that amount for espn, but only a fraction as much for klas. most telling of all is one fact that cox can't spin---the proposed re- transmission rate has already been deemed fair and reasonable by every other provider system here...all except cox. lisa howfield: every other carrier in this market has recognized the value of a local broadcast and agreed to the terms which are very fair...direct tv, dish, century, they all agree.
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cox has shown it understands the value of klas programming. prior to this dispute, the cable company was one of the top advertisers on klas. it pulled 400,000 dollars in ads from channel 8 after it walked out of the negotiations, including 100,000 dollars to be spent on super bowl sunday, a program that now will not be carried on cox at all. george knapp 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) in the past decade, the parent company for channel 8, nexstar... has successfully reached agreements with cable providers all across the country. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and contrary to what cox has implied... has not forced a cutoff of service during that time. the company has issued a detailed response to statements made by cox. you can read it on our website. ((brian loftus)) those of you who are cox customers... we hope to see you again on some
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((michael stevens is live with more on a deadly crash)) ((brian loftus)) > we're getting a look at the f-b-i video... of the oregon protest arrests. why authorities say they were right in shooting one of the men... but why cliven bundy and
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