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more on the rainy weather outside)) ((kirsten joyce)) > and rain in the valley.. means snow on the mountain.. just how much fell overnight./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. b rian loftus has the day off. ((sherry swensk)) > i'm sherry swensk. ((demetria obilor)) and i'm demetria obilor. it's rainy out there this morning... and the roads are slick. ((kirsten joyce)) we'll get to your commute in a moment... but first, sherry, when can we expect everything to clear up? sherry swensk < it is still very wet outside...
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waves of showers sweeping over southern nevada since yesterday around noon. some areas have seen some moderate rainfall. others somewhat light. .......... we've also had lightning and thunder... and good snow in the mountains... and rainbows. ............ chilly temps in the upper 30s right now and low 40s. grab a warmer coat today and maybe a rain jacket this morning because light showers are expected through the morning commute. ..... we also have winter storm warnings and wind advisory in place for today. we'll talk more about that coming up. .............. today will be much cooler than the weekend - no 70s or even 60s today. ............. look for light rain and drizzle this morning, with partly cloudy and windy conditions through the day. highs just barely making it into the 40s by lunch and maybe not even to 50 degrees for a high./// > ((sherry swensk)) > here's a live look out mount
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where they got several inches of snow. back to you. /// kirsten joyce > be cautious on > be cautious on the roads ths morning. the wet, cold weather is creating some slippery
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8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from i- 15 and desert inn... michael, what's it like out there now? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the rain has stopped... but there's still a light drizzle coming down... making for some slippery conditions. earlier this morning the i-15 was riddled with emergency lights... as crews assisted drivers along the interstate. the rain isn't only causing some problems right now... the brunt of it started yesterday. just about every part of the valley saw rain. here's what it looked like on many roads across southern nevada. the roads were wet and slick... and a lot of drivers could be seen slowing down to avoid crashes. another factor out here on the roads is the wind...
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if you're heading up mount charleston... know that chains or 4- wheel drive is required to get up the mountain. back out here live... traffic seems to be moving just fine... but of course... we still have some time before the morning rush hour really picks up. kirsten? kirsten joyce michael, do we know if mccarran airport is reporting any sort of delays? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... right now... everything looks good at mccarran. no delays to report. but yesterday... that wasn't the case. last night.. flights to and from reno were canceled because of the wet weather up north. kirsten? kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetria.. who has the very latest on your commute. < demetria obilor >nhp reporting a crash on the spring mountain ramp to southbound i-15. there was a crash on the ramp to northbound i-15 earlier but it's gone now.
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eastbound 215 ramp to northbound i-15 earlier this morning. it's possible they moved it off the road because i don't see it anymore. crash in the south valley at las vegas boulevard and silverado ranch. < > < > back to you. ///
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may be to blame for a fire yesterday... lightning hit a tree at the las vegas country club estates... and the fire spread to the wood shingle roof from the fronds. they were able to get the fire out in about a half an our... it caused about 200-thousand dollars of damage./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a passenger was detained yesterday morning at mccarran... , suspected of bringing heroin on a plane. police say the passenger was on an american airlines flight to charlotte north carolina. mccarran officials say t- s-a is assisting metro with the investigation.///.. ((kirsten joyce)) > an ambulance is expanding service in the valley starting today.. "community ambulance" will begin responding to non-emergency calls first.... then emergency calls on april 1st. last month, the clark county commission approved the company to begin work in about 150 square miles of clark county. this will include mccarran international airport. prior to this, "community ambulance" was licensed to work in henderson, boulder city and federal lands. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > today... iowans will be caucusing for
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the last minute push from presidential hopefuls, before the big event. plus, toyota halting production... on cars in japan. why the company is forced to take a break. and big changes coming to a busy stretch. demetria shows you what's going to happen to rainbow boulevard.in "what's driving you
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starts tonight. the iowa caucus... kicks off primary season.. and the polls are tight on both sides of the aisle. marlie hall has the latest from des moines. hoping to dampen donald trump's momentum... texas senator ted cruz made his final pitch to iowa voters sunday... ( ted cruz/ des moines) if everyone here brings nine other people to the caucuses tomorrow night, we will win the caucuses tomorrow, we will win the nomination, and we will win the
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2016 during an event in sioux city, trump pushed back -- this time labeling cruz dishonest and deceptive for sending out this flier... (donald trump sioux city, ia) a voter violation. you see this? official documentation sent to voters, then they have grade for different things.//that is terrible. it's a fraud. (standup: marlie hall/ cbs news / des moines, ia) forecasts here in iowa are calling for snow in parts of the state beginning tonight ...which could have an impact on voter turnout. volunteers for both bernie sanders and hillary clinton knocked on doors and made calls late into the night... as the two candidates made their closing arguments: (bernie sanders: "together, we're going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent." (clinton) "i will stand up and fight for you every day of this campaign, and when we win, i will stand up for you every day." clinton lost iowa during her presidential bid in 2008.
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analysts say this time around the former secretary of state is working on her likability. (prof. kelly winfrey / iowa state university) (00:03:09:28) she's focused a lot on her relationships with people // she's focused a little more on middle-class issues. with polls showing tight races on both sides...the fight for iowa could come down to the wire. marlie hall cbs news des moines, iowa. ((kirsten joyce)) > iowa voters will begin to caucus tonight at 7 o-clock./// ((kirsten joyce)) > while iowa is important to the presidential race... so is nevada. our state is the first to caucus in the west... our "politics now" co-host... steve sebelius says there are other reasons as well...nevada caucus results are important: ((steve sebelius: remember nevada is going to be unique in the sense that it's the first ethnically diverse state. it's more economically diverse. it's more diverse in terms of union households than either of the first two states so nevada is going to be the first test of -- what a contest looks like in a state that more closely represents the demographics of america as opposed to the demographics of two very relitively small states without that ethnic diversity.
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((kirsten joyce)) > we caucus here later this month. the democratic caucus is on saturday february 20th at 11 a-m. the republican caucus is on tuesday february 23rd and will start at 5 p-m. caucuses are held at sites close to your home, like schools, community centers, and churches../// adlib weather chat sherry swensk < we'll start out the week very chilly and wet today... but northerly winds will set up as we start out february and we'll dry out quickly over the next day or so. but it will take a while to warm
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highs just in the 40s for the next couple of days. let's check the radar and see that we have rain and even some low elevation snow. we could see some flakes in higher areas around the valley for just a minute or two. .... gusty winds with a wind advisory thorugh tonight... gusts to 40 mph. ........... let's check rain totals which have been impressive - more than a quarter inch in some neighborhoods. ........... look how cool temps stay this week... just barely getting back into the low 50s by midweek. we struggle to make it even close to 60 degrees by the end of the week. but we do have a lot of nice sunshine through the week./// > ((sherry swensk)) > here's a live look out mount charleston... where they got several inches of snow.
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for a check of traffic./// > < demetria obilor >accident on bonanza/decatu r, just north of us 95. you can
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bonanza/decatu r, just north of us 95. you can use jones and valley view as alternates. out in henderson right now where the roads are pretty wet. no crashes on us 95 at this time. this week, film crews for the new jason bourne movie are expected to be out taking over flamingo overnight between las vegas boulevard and kova. < > < > back to you. ///
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investigators are set to release documents in last year's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia today. eight people were killed and 200 were injured in the crash that happened last may. the national transportation safety board wrapped up its investigative phase - next, investigators will analyze the evidence and make safety recommendatio ns. the train was travelling twice the speed limit when it crashed... the train's engineer says he doesn't remember what happened./// ((kirsten joyce)) > toyota is stopping assembly of cars in japan... because of a steel shortage. this.. after an explosion last month at one of it's suppliers' facilities. the toyota shutdown will occur from february 8th to the 13th. the automaker produced nearly 3-point-2 million vehicles in japan last year./// ((kirsten joyce)) > cuba is going online. the country is launching its first broadband home internet service. no word on the price... general public access to broadband internet began just last year... with dozens of wifi hotspots. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > google ...trying to boost internet
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how its planning on delivering internet access across the world. plus... teaching our kids computer science. how president obama wants to make sure adults of the future...
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testing drones... ((sherry swensk)) and president obama wants students to be tech savvy. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- for everyone who loves to text with emojis... some new images that could make their way to your phone at the end of year? good morning kirsten and sherry! it's the first trading day of february... january... was rough for the markets. the dow lost five point five percent of its value... the nasdaq fell eight percent.// on friday the markets rallied though. the dow jumped 396. nasdaq up 107.// google is reportedly testing solar- powered drones... that could deliver high-speed internet from the air that is 40-times faster than 4-g. according to 'the guardian', secretive test flights are being conducted above spaceport america in new mexico. the project is codenamed--- sky
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all american school kids to learn how to code. he's calling for four billion dollars to beef up computer science programs in elementary, middle and high schools. some experts say the biggest challenge--is training new teachers.// kirsten and sherry? q: and jill -- for everyone who loves to text with emojis... emojis... emojis... some new images that could make their way to your phone at the end of year? a: that's right-- check them out... included... an avocado, fingers crossed.
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and clinking glasses.// kirsten and sherry /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you
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demetria obilor > this month, the county expects to start a big flood control/widenin g project on rainbow boulevard. if you live in the southwest part of town, listen up. this is a 420-day project that will begin with the widening of rainbow boulevard to three lanes (each direction) between sunset and russell road. after the widening is done, crews will cut down the center of rainbow and install flood control facilities. there are three schools in the area and a bunch of local businesses, so this stretch can get pretty busy, so the county is taking special precautions. for example, all school walk routes will be left alone 30 minutes before and after school. crews are also required to keep
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open, in both directions, on rainbow, sunset and russell between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. when work begins, you may want to start using buffalo or jones as alternates to 215. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a winter storm is affecting more than us here in the valley... the deadly conditions hitting our neighbors to the west in california.///
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work week. coming up... i'll break down when we'll see the sky will clear up... but look for the winds to get downright gusty again. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus...one person killed in a shootout at a motorcycle expo. how an attorney says a corrections officer... was involved. > and the countdown to superbowl 50... how the teams, and fans, are getting ready for the big game in california. < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. here's a live look right now... at snow falling at mount charleston. kirsten joyce > i'm kirsten joyce. ((sherry swensk)) and i'm sherry swensk. now let's get a look at your forecast.
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snow is falling down to about 4000 feet and lower right now with the colder air rushing into southern nevada. ........................... it is still very wet outside... light drizzle mainly right now. waves of showers sweeping over southern nevada since yesterday around noon. some areas have seen some moderate rainfall. others somewhat light. .......... we've also had lightning and thunder... and good snow in the mountains... and rainbows. ............ chilly temps in the upper 30s right now and low 40s.
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maybe a rain jacket this morning because light showers are expected through the morning commute. ..... we also have winter storm warnings and wind advisory in place for today. we'll talk more about that coming up. .............. today will be much cooler than the weekend - no 70s or even 60s today. ............. look for light rain and drizzle this morning, with partly cloudy and windy conditions through the day. highs just barely making it into the 40s by lunch and maybe not even to 50 degrees for a <
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back to you./// > kirsten joyce >.a number of accidents have already occured across the valley.. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from i- 15 and desert inn with a closer look at the conditions. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the rain has stopped but the roads... are still very wet. luckily, there's not much traffic along i- 15... cause it's still early... but of course, that's going to change very soon. already this morning... we've seen emergency crews helping drivers along the interstate. from our vantage point... everything seems to be moving smoothly. earlier -- there was a crash near spring mountain but that's been cleared up.
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rains... leave extra time... drive slow... and be especially careful for pedestrians and other drivers. we'll be out here all morning long... keeping track of any changes in your driving conditions -- you can also follow us on twitter for up to the minute updates. kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) > michael... have you heard of any flooding across the valley? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... before arriving here we did check some common trouble spots in the valley... so, flooding doesn't look to be much of an issue right now. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > let's get a check of your commute. demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < already had several crashes in the valley today. there's an accident on bonanza
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south part of town on las vegas bouelvard near silverado ranch. pahrump, expect slick, snowy conditions along state route 160 through mountain springs. here's what i-15 looks like by 215. > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a powerful storm hit california yesterday too... causing downpours, powerful winds, and snow. ((sherry swensk)) in some places in southern california, rain fell at a rate of an inch
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and not only was there flooding... but the downpours raised concerns for landslides....bec ause some hillsides outside los angeles were left bare from recent wildfires. rain also caused crashes in san diego: ((arturo martinez/accident :25) "i hit one of the bushes and just rolled down like 4 times, but i was pretty stable inside the vehicle as far as i had my hand on the steering wheel and ((sherry swensk)) in san diego, this huge tree fell onto four cars- killing a driver inside one of the vehicles. more than 140- thousand power outages were reported across the los angeles and san diego areas. ((kirsten joyce)) > and on the california border... snow caused a major car crash with more than two dozen cars! ((sherry swensk)) take a look at this... a 29 car pileup shut down i-80 at the california, nevada state line yesterday afternoon. i-80 was closed in both directions for a few hours./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a man is
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in north las vegas...running to catch a bus. it happened yesterday near lone mountain and camino al norte. police say he wasn' tin a cross walk at the time of the crash. scene....and police don't believe he will be charged./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a driver who police say killed a person in a crash...is set to be sentenced today. police say luis lopez killed kahlil tiner last october... the say lopez ran a red light and crashed into tiner's car. lopez was arrested for d-u-i. the hearing is set for 8 this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) > n-v energy and other parties are expected to submit their arguments today... on the impact of grandfathering in solar customers. last week... the nevada public utilities commission voted to further discuss the possibility of grandfathering existing customers into lower rates. new higher rates took effect on january first../// ((kirsten joyce)) > two people behind bars... after a 13 year old was killed. who police arrested in
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and the charges they face. plus... handling the flint water crisis. why water filters... might not be able to fix the
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((kirsten joyce)) > superthis weekend. jamie yuccas reports from san francisco. the nfl experience. nat of guys - yeah super bowl 50! and super nat of guys - yeah super bowl 50! and super bowl city nat: we want to welcome everyone to the
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over the weekend marching band nats people from all around the san francisco area came to play. like jennifer roliffe, who isn't shy about getting into the game (spikes the ball) or whos she's rooting for. (sot: jennifer roliffe/broncos fan) (:26-:32) this is awesome, super awesome. just like the broncos are going to do, after a touchdown spike that ball!) security is tight at all the events officers with long guns and dressed in swat gear are easily noticeable, but it didn't stop thousands of people from coming out. sot: p.j. johnston/super bowl host committee (:43- :49) we expect tens of thousands every day. probably a million people or more to the region over the course of super bowl week. (standup bridge: jamie yuccas, cbs news, san francisco) (:50- 1:02) the bonus weekend was a touchdown for locals. they got a nice head start on thousands of football fans who will roll into town later this week. both events have interactive exhibits, games and plenty of places to take a selfie. (cop nats: you want to look good
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was all about having fun together. jamie: why did you bring him? because it's awesome (big hearty laugh) we're obviously football fans the city also got into the spirit. they re- lit the bay bridge and set off fireworks - all kicking off a week of memorable moments ahead of superbowl 50 jy cbs news sf ((kirsten joyce)) > the annual super bowl spectacle known as media day is this evening.at night for the very first time. hundreds of reporters from around the world get their chance to ask players and coaches just about anything they want./// ((kirsten joyce)) and 8 news now is giving away 25-hundred dollars on our special newscast following the game. all you have to do is head to our website lasvegasnow dot com and click on the contest banner. you can also sign up on our 8 news now facebook page. you can catch the game right here channel 8./// ((kirsten joyce)) > let's get a check of traffic with demetria./// < demetria obilor
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this is southbound i-15 at us 95. expect to see film crews out on flamingo between las vegas boulevard and koval overnight. at times, the eastbound side of traffic will be completely closed. use alternates like desert inn... you can take trop, but just beware of the construction at koval.
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now for a check of weather with sherry./// sherry swensk < we'll start out the week very chilly and wet today... but northerly winds will set up as we start out february and we'll dry out quickly over the next day or so. but it will take a while to warm up. ........... highs just in the 40s for the next couple of days. let's check the radar and see that we have rain and even some low elevation snow. we could see some flakes in higher areas around the valley for just a minute or two. .... gusty winds with a wind advisory thorugh tonight... ........... let's check rain totals which have been impressive - more than a quarter inch in some neighborhoods. ........... look how cool temps stay this week... just barely getting back into the low 50s by midweek. we struggle to make it even close to 60 degrees by the end of the week.
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sunshine through the week./// > back to kirsten./// >
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tech students are behind bars... in connection with the abduction and murder of a virginia teenager. 18-year-old david eisenhauer is charged with killing 13-year- old nicole madison... and 19-year-old natalie keepers is facing charges including improper disposal of a body.... and accessory after the fact. the teenager disappeared from her home wednesday. her body was found on saturday./// ((kirsten joyce)) > one person is dead and seven others are injured... after a shooting and stabbing incident at a motorcycle expo in denver. it happened on saturday... attorneys for the two biker groups are blaming each other for starting the fight. the officer who opened fire was a member of one of the clubs...an attorney says the department of corrections officer fired his gun in self- defense during the brawl. but it's unknown if he fired the deadly shot. police have not arrested anyone in connection with this incident./// ((kirsten joyce)) > three inmates in california
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are back behind bars... being interviewed by authorities. two of the three were arrested saturday in san francisco. the third turned himself in friday. a teacher who worked at the jail is accused of providing the men maps that they used to plan their escape. they were able to get out by cutting through a grate and climbing plumbing tunnels.// ((kirsten joyce)) > a celebrity...raisi ng awareness of the water crisis in flint. why actor michael keaton says investigative journalism... could have prevented it from
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city to get their water checked... the state lab is working seven days a week to test lead levels of tap water.. they can process 1- thousand tests each day. readings in at least 25 homes were 10 times the federal limit and too high to be treated by
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filters. high levels of lead have been found in their water supply... after the city switched from detroit's water source to their own last year./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and michael keaton is speaking out about the flint water crisis. he says investigative journalism could have helped prevent the crisis: ((michael keaton, actor:: it always happens in poor neighborhoods, which are generally black or hispanic or people of color. and as long as there's no one to represent, not just those, but the disenfranchised everywhere or people who are fighting against unfair things. had there been a spotlight put on that i would argue that maybe they would have been a little ahead of the situation.")) ((kirsten joyce)) > keaton was speaking at the screen actors guild awards, held this weekend. he spoke in his acceptance speech and back stage about the issue. his film spotlight won for best cast in a motion picture... also at the awards... leonardo dicaprio, who had
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critics choice award for his role in "the revenant," was the top male actor. brie larson also followed up her golden globe with the top female acting honor, for her role as a protective mother in "room."/// kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < we'll start out the week very chilly and wet today... but northerly winds will set up as we start out february and we'll dry out quickly over the next day or so. but it will take a while to warm up. ........... highs just in the 40s for the next couple of days. let's check the radar and see that we have rain and even some low elevation snow. we could see some flakes in higher areas around the valley for just a minute or two. .... gusty winds with a wind advisory thorugh tonight... gusts to 40 mph. ........... let's check rain totals which have been impressive - more than
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neighborhoods. ........... look how cool temps stay this week... just barely getting back into the low 50s by midweek. we struggle to make it even close to 60 degrees by the end of the week. but we do have a lot of nice sunshine through the week./// > > and here's a live look out of california right now... we don't know any details right now... other than a structure is burning near los angeles./// < let's send it over to demetria. > demetria obilor <
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crews out doing some construction work in the spaghetti bowl. the mlk ramp to southbound 95 may close overnight, as well as the northbound i-15 ramp to mlk. these closures happen overnight. > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new medical marijuana dispensary is open for business.
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grand opening with a ribbon cutting and open house this weekend. they also gave information to folks who wanted to know more about getting medical marijuana cards. for more information about the source head to our website las vegas now dot com and click on the links we mentioned tab./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a las vegas runner will be resting her feet for a while... coming up at 6:00... this weekend's world record run... going 135 miles nonstop. > plus... everyone is getting pumped for the big game... but it's not the super bowl people are talking about.. the panthers' quarterback's big fashion statement./// ((sherry swensk)) < and just
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felt like spring this weekend.. but old man winter is reminding us the cold weather is not yet over.. i'm tracking the rain and snow that fell overnight. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about the wet commute > ///
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