tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS January 29, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > plus...more progress on the t-mobile arena. what crews are working on... inside of the building... just months ahead of its grand opening./// < 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. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and i'm patranya bhoolsuwan...in for kirsten. starting off our 5 o'clock hour with developing news from overnight. one person is dead after a crash on pecos and owens... ((brian loftus)) that's where we find michael stevens with the latest info./// metro police say the crash happened around 1:30 this morning. when they showed up officers found a 2003 mazda wrapped around a light pole outside of
police say they believe the driver of the car was headed west on owens when he lost control of the car. the driver was taken to u-m-c trauma where he later died... police say this is not the first time they've seen a crash at this intersection: ((sgt. richard strater // metro police: this is the second accident we had here within a year -- same circumstances, high speed into this little pork chop median into the street pole. )) metro are looking into whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the crash. police say they expect to have this intersection blocked off for the next several hours. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus is it still affecting traffic? < demetria obilor >the owens/pecos intersection is shut down.
and eastern to get around this. accident at dean martin and tropicana. this strip is back open. crews are not out filming the new jason bourne movie today. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) we're getting a look at fbi video of the oregon protestor arrest...and the deadly shooting of militia member lavoy finicum. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) we want video difficult to watch. the arrests happened on tuesday. the video shows law enforcement trying stopping the vehicle finicium was driving with
an agent jumps out of the way as the truck avoids driving through a road block.... finicum gets out....hands up....and according to the fbi - he reaches toward a pocket at least twice where had a loaded handgun. troopers then shot and killed him: ((((fbi: actions have consequences and the fbi and oregon state police tried to affect these arrests peacefully.)) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) rancher cliven bundy led a similar fight against the federal government in 2014 over land in clark county.... bundy's sons ammon and ryan were arrested on tuesday. we spoke with bundy...and nevada state assemblywoman michelle fiore after they saw the video. they disagree with the f-b-i's explanation of events. (( fiore 55:57: lavoy finican exited the car with his hands up, as they started shooting, he started trying to cover the wounds. 56:06: there was no way he stood a chance. he was ambushed from the back and the front 56:13
gonna fight and maybe try to take out a fbi man or something, he would have stayed there by his pickup and tried to use that pickup for shelter)) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) after his arrest, ammon asked supporters to back down and to let this play out in court. cliven says he believes his son was pressured to do that. the f-b-i is working to come to a peaceful conclusion to the takeover... since the establishment of checkpoints outside the refuge... nine militia members have left. six of them were released and three were arrested by the f-b-i./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < mostly clear skies and some milder temps this friday morning. it was a nice thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to low 60s. ..................
helping to build temps more 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. > back to you.
((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > the n-f-l could be coming to las vegas... this morning...offici als for the oakland raiders are checking out a potential location. 8 news now has learned they'll be meeting with executives from the las vegas sands to look at the possible site. the sands has confirmed they're in discussions to build a new special events stadium near the airport, on mgm just offf tropicana. u-n-l-v recently spent 50 million dollars acquiring 42 acres of land where the sands would build the structure. unlv says they would be interested in a private-public partnership for the stadium./// ((brian loftus)) > the outside of the new t- mobile arena is coming together... and now...crews are making sure the inside is too. crews are installing seats in the venue today... over the next six weeks, they plan to install more than 17- thousand seats.
((brian loftus)) it's more cones for this construction zone... you call it an accident waiting to happen. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) demetria questioned the city and got answers in "what's driving you crazy?" ((brian loftus)) > plus... straight from high school... to the work force! ((we're developings skills that i can actually use in the office. )) ((brian loftus)) how a local school is getting kids ready to work at dental offices... in this weeks' what's cool at school. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the zika virus warning is growing across central and south america. how health officials in the u-s...
technical academy are gaining a competitive career edge, inside their classrooms dr. michael georges program leader, dental assisting program "i comprehensively teach them everything about dentistry in the program, not just assisting." ((brian loftus)) by high school graduation, students could enter the workforce as a dental assistant. for those continuing studies, the future is bright simon guan senior "i think it's more like the eye- opening experience, sure we have to learn dental tools and everything, but it's more the experience and kind of solidifying the idea of going to dental school for me." ((brian loftus)) this program, walks students step-by-step, station to station, through the process of learning dental specialities.... tami navarro senior "where we actually got to go into the lab, and work on each other, and our clasmates....we're developings skills that i can actually use in the office." ((brian loftus)) polishing away plaque, making dental impressions, reading x- rays....even placing fillings tami navarro senior "it takes a lot of skill to help people, it takes a lot of skill to memorize not only terminology, but how to help patients." alejadra sataray senior brian: "so you even learn for example how to deal with a scared patient?" alejadra: "yeah, you do....you have to kind of calm then down and it's usually the little kids that are scared so
((brian loftus)) some students know this is what they want to do, others exploring........ hrag artinian senior "i saw this class more as a way to see if i actually like the dental field.....i was curious." alejadra sataray senior "when i saw the dental field, i wasn't really exposed to it so i wanted to become more aware of it by joining this program." ((brian loftus)) their leader is a teacher and a dentist - a true pro - with a wealth of experience simon guan senior "we actually have someone of experience with years of practice." "the most rewarding part is having the education and the experience of it - in 10 to 15 years in the field of dentistry i liked to know that this experience was offered to me, and i took it." ((brian loftus)) past students have found success dr. michael georges program leader, dental assisting program "our first graduating class was 2012, and i just got notice the other day one of my students in my first class just got accepted into the dental school at unlv, and we're very happy to hear that." ((brian loftus)) one refreshing remark i heard is how students look forward to using their know-how, to help others. they're enjoying this path.... tami navarro senior "getting into medical, into dental,
hands on training and actually going into internship it's sort of like, wow, medicine isn' that bad - it's actually really fun!" ((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... or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program. /// ((brian loftus)) > and the school newspaper covered our trip to southwest career and ((brian loftus)) > and the school newspaper covered our trip to southwest career and tech academy./// adlib weather chat
light winds and dry air. ........... 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 and snow in the mountains with gusty winds all weekend in the higher elevations. showers into sunday and much colder air arrives sunday night into monday and tuesday. lows back to freezing again. > back to you./// >
officials want to stop the now spreading zika virus from getting into our blood supply in u-s. health regulators are working to deter blood donation from travelers who have visted regions where the virus is prevalent. the zika virus can cause birth defects...causin g babies to be born with abnormally small heads. it's spread by mosquitos and is found in central and south
brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > no delays out along us 95 and decatur right now.. come sunday, crews will be out doing some repair work at decatur and us 95, so expect some lane restrictions in the area. they'll be out from three am to two pm. that's not the only thing happening this weekend. ndot is getting ready for project neon... i'll show you the spots to avoid after what's driving you crazy. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > just a little over a week until the big game. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) we will give you a sneak peek of the big celebrities who will be featured in this year's much awaited super bowl commercials. ((brian loftus)) taxi's in nevada.... probably won't be lowering prices anytime soon.
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.
release important g-d-p numbers today. yesterday... the dow rose 125. the nasdaq jumped 38.// ford says 2015 was a breakthrough year... the automaker took a big risk by revamping its best selling f- 150 pick up----with lighter, aluminum siding----and it paid off! ford says last year, u-s sales reached their highest level in a decade. and now each of ford's 53 thousand workers in the u-s will get a record profit- sharing check--- of 9 thousand three hundred dollars.// ever wonder why it's so difficult to get affordable tickets to concerts and sporting events? new york's attorney general says the system is rigged. a three year investigation from his office found that half of the tickets to many events are
set aside for industry insiders and promoters... and un-available to the public brokers then re-sell tickets on sites like stub-hub for more than face value.// brian and patranya? q: and the super bowl
this year advertisers are bringing out celebrities in full force? a: yes the goal is to
drive up the buzz for their brands. amazon is advertising for the first time... the company hiired alec baldwin. kevin hart and ryan reynolds will be promoting hyundai. the big game will be broadcast here on cbs.// brian and patranya ///
authority is responding...aft er state auditors called for the organization to be dissolved. they discussed the state's findings at a meeting and made a motion not to accept recommendatio ns related to the fuel surcharge and the credit card processing fee. the audit recommended reducing the three dollar fee to no more than 90-cents and cutting the fuel surcharge after finding that customers were overcharged by millions of dollars./// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor debbie says, "deer springs rd. is a mess. it goes from two lanes to one between durango dr. and campbell rd. it's an accident waiting to happen. what's going on with this street?" deer springs goes from one to two lanes because several lots remain undeveloped. developers are responsible for putting in the sidewalks, curbs, gutters and sewers as a
agreement with the city. while there's been significant development to the north and west, the south side is still untouched, which is why the road narrows down. recently, the city of las vegas streets and sanitation team went out to deer springs to secure a manhole and prevent future traffic problems. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > a new competitor to uber or lyft... ((brian loftus)) how facebook plans on getting into the rideshare game./// ((michael stevens))
away... how much more time you have to enroll in stae run health insurance... and what you'll be charged if you don't. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > top g-o-p contenders take the stage... who took the spotlight...with debate./// < 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. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and i'm patranya bhoolsuwan, in for kirsten. this morning... a person is dead after a crash this morning.. ((brian loftus)) michael stevens is on scene right now with the latest. michael? brian, patranya... one person is dead after an
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... the engine is all the way out in the roadway.)) )) 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... police expect to have this area closed off for a number of hours. brian loftus > traffic was closed down during the investigation... ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) but everything is clear now, right
demetria obilor < crews will be digging utility trenches near the spaghetti bowl for the upcoming project neon. sunday, expect the mlk on-ramp to southbound 95/northbound i-15 to shut down. monday, expect the northbound i-15 off-ramp to mlk to shut down. > < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating... after a person was shot to death last night.
near cheyenne and i-15. north las vegas police tell us a group of people were hanging outside the apartment complex when a fight broke out. shots were fired. one man was hit by a bullet. he was taken to u-m-c where he later died./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > if you insurance... you only have a few days left to enroll. plans closes on sunday. november 1st. so far, more than 76- thousand people in nevada have already signed up. sunday... will receive coverage starting march 1st. the affordable care act says everyone must have health insurance. and if you don't -- you could pay a fine that comes out of your income taxes. this year -- those fines have gone up to 6-hundred and 95 dollars per adult... and about 3-hundred and 47 bucks per child: ((janel davis // silver state health insurance exchange: it's ever increasing. for an individual it is $695 per individual or 2.5% of your total household income. and for families it can be over
)) if you need help signing up for insurance... nevada health link is hosting their final health fair for uninsured and underinsured -- tomorrow at the clark county government center... from 10 a-m to 6 p-m./// ((brian loftus)) > lets turn it over to sherry... ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) what's the weather like today? < sherry swensk mostly clear skies and some 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 more as we finish the week. .........
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. but winds are returning in a big way tomorrow - we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up./// > <
((brian loftus)) > mayor john lee says 2016 will be a great year for north las vegas. he gave his state of the city address yesterday. lee highlighted projects set to get underway in 2016... including housing developments and a medical district of sorts around the v-a hospital. also... he touched on the development happening at apex... including facilitles for electric car manufacturer faraday future and transportation company hyperloop technologies. the city has also cut their debt from 150 million two years ago... to 23 million./// ((brian loftus)) > facebook...takin g on uber and lyft. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) how the social media site plans to expand into the ridesharing business. ((brian loftus)) plus...
ing this morning.... figure in a new set. the toymaker reveiled its first ever disabled figure yesterday. the set will be released in june. toymakers have been under pressure to introduce toys that reflect real life... last year...a petition received over 20-thousand signatures for lego to represent children with disabilities.///
gusty winds return tomorrow and especially in the mountains. sunrise now 6:44 with some high clouds this morning... and the sun is down a little after 4:30 p.m. but officially 5:03 p.m ................ don't forget about the alignment of planets in the south more than an hour before sunrise. right now you can see the moon with jupiter out there and it's really pretty. ......... rain and snow in the west will send clouds our way through the day and wind tomorrow before the rain and snow arrives sunday. > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > facebook
sharing. a patent application was filed yesterday... the idea is an expansion of facebook's event feature. it would help users share vehicles or find a travel buddy to get to events. it could also connect with someone you can travel with on public transit. the comes weeks after facebook announced a partnership with uber...so users can book cars from facebook's messenger app.// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >crash on dean martin and tropicana. not seeing major delays in the area, but you could still see
construction work behind the strip at tropicana and koval is underway. you're dealing with inside lane closures heading east and westbound. crews will be out here through march. < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > more than 300-thousand households in southern nevada which are viewers of this tv station will have to make other arrangements after midnight tonight. that's when the klas signal will no longer be transmitted to all subscribers of cox cable. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) 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 broadcast. ((brian loftus)) the cable company has gone on the offensive with statements about klas which our general manager characterizes as quote "inaccurate and offensive." george knapp has the story. (( )) lisa howfield/klas general
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 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. howfield advises viewers to make 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
other local providers 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 recently so i've got quite an 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
system...more than espn or tnt or any other stations which are paid large sums by cox. cox customers pay 8 dollars per month for espn, whether they 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 the current agreement--flat ly 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
retransmission rates would be but says the typical fair amount negotiated by stations all 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. it's cox who does not. 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
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. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) in the past decade, the parent company for channel 8, nexstar, has successfully reached agreements with cable providers all across the country, and contrary to what cox has implied, has not forced a cutoff of service during that time. ((brian loftus)) the company has issued a detailed response to statements made by cox. you can read it on our website. those of you who are cox customers, we hope to see you again on some other provider./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > donald trump boycotts the debate... but offers to show up...for a price. ((brian loftus)) > coming up... how much he wanted fox news to
last debate before the iowa caucuses. seven candidates made their case to iowa voters during their seventh debate...in des moines. with donald trump not there... ted cruz, took center stage...becomin g the target of the night. some of the biggest fireworks came as the candidates debated 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 the major donors to support amnesty because he thought it was politically advantageous." )) ((brian loftus)) donald trump boycotted the debate because of a feud with the fox news moderator ...and instead held a rally. fox news says trump offerred to appear at the debate if they would contribute 5 million dollars to his charities... but the network says that wasn't possible./// ((brian loftus))
she would debate bernie sanders in new hampshire next week..ahead of the new hampshire primary. and things are getting close between two democratic candidates... sanders and clinton are neck and neck in iowa. bill clinton and sanders were both campaigning in the state last night... hillary was campaigning on the east coast. the iowa caucuses are just days away./// ((brian loftus)) > federal regulators could move on today...to officially add an abandoned contaminated mine to its list of superfund sites. today is the deadline for nevada to object to e-p-a's recommendatio n. the copper mine is about 70 miles southeast of reno. it would cost millions of dollars to address the health and safety concerns... and if the mine is listed by the super fund... the e-p-a would help cover 90 percent of the costs./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the
sherry swensk < nice springlike weather will be changing as a potent winter storm impacts the area over the weekend. .................... there are warnings and advisories posted starting tomorrow that may affect your travel into california. a winter storm warning starts tonight in the southern sierra and lasts until early monday morning. .............. if you are driving i-15 tomorrow... you'll head into some really big westerly winds in san bernadino county with sustained winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts 50 mph or higher. ........... today will be a nice day in the
showing up tonight and tomorrow and will be pretty gusty, maybe .............. the lake will get bumpy for the weekend, too and then the chance of rain and snow tomorrow night into sunday. ............... highs today in the upper 60s with calm winds and mostly sunny skies.... then breezy southwest winds sunday. much colder air moves in to start the week and overnight lows drop back to freezing and colder./// > < let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// > demetria obilor <
no delays to mccarran along the south beltway. the spaghetti bowl is slowing down on the southbound side of traffic. > < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > getting ready to run... 135 miles.. non stop ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) coming up at 6:00... we'll chat with the local runner about what's behind the incredible feat she will embark on this morning. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. 8 on your side's michelle mortensen tries out a product.. that's supposed to light up any celebration.. . the reason she says this candle...