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((denise valdez)) the budding booming in the valley. (("from the time that medical marijuana was approved it has realy exploded.")) ((denise valdez)) we've got an inside look at the newest marijuana facilities opening in southern nevada./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((denise valdez)) > we'll get to those stories in a moment. but first.. henderson police were called to this apartment complex just apartment complex just before 1-30 this afternoon. police say a 25- year-old man was found dead inside... our weather team predicted it friday... southern nevada saw snow this morning. ((dave courvoisier)) this is what it looked like in anthem earlier today... there were also reports of snow falling in boulder city and the northwest.... ((denise valdez)) > so what else does this winter weather have in store this week? let's turn to
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accurate weather now tedd? < tedd florendo we told you and warned you on friday that we would have snow monday morning. and we did. let's go to the radar and back this up c-s-i style to see what happened. 10 pm we had another round of rain come through and at that time is was in the 40's and getting colder. so with the precip still around we had knew it was going to get cold enough to change over to snow and it did. since this was the tail end of the precip, there wasn't much left to accumulate. ............................... ............................ now we have a freeze warning that goes into effect at 10 pm for areas in northwestern clark county and souther nye along with nw arizona in mohave county where temps could drop to the teens. ............................... ............................. here's a look at your evening. with winds blowing still, even though they'll just be more breezy rather than windy. we're looking at feels like temps in the 30's this evening, with feels like temps in the
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your forecast straight ahead. ((tedd florendo)) > we also picked way over a foot of new snow in the mountains. with more on that. we go to our weekend meteorlogist..... tony smith who's at the base of mount charleston... where the fresh snow was a big draw for folks. tony? ((tony smith)) indeed, about two hundred people drove up to
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this is the nice soft snow. and the folks i spoke with say this has been best snow they've seen in years. "and the snow is amesome. it is all flurry." "the one thing that sticks out to me, is the powder, when you are sking down the hill and the snow is flying up next to ya, it is just a great feeling." "we got more than a foot. we got 18 inches or so...." snow is defintely the hot item for hundreds of snowboarders and skiers at lee canyon. sunday's storm brought at least 18 inches for area. "usually, late january and february this is the fun part of winter for us. this is where we will get the precipitation especially with el nino this season. we are up to 96 inches, for last year for the entire season, we had about 72 inches. so, this is great conditions.
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"this is like utah snow but it is only 45 minutes away. this is some of the best snow we have seen season. you got to get up here and enjoy this." "if i don't have the day off. i probaly would still home to go sking." from young to old - folks braved the travel up to lee canyon to get a taste of the white waves. "how luckly you are, to have this so close to town. it is a jewel." and winter is not over yet. "enjoy it while it last." ((tony smith)) the roads are clear for now, but a reminder if you plan to come up here in the future, especially if it is snowing.. call 511 for up to date road conditions.. reporting live on mount charleston - tony smith 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) tony... how does snowfall we've seen on the mountain so far this year... compare to last year? ((tony smith)) lee canyon's snowfall
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compared to last year when the area only got 72 inches./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're learning more about the man arrested in last week's officer involved shooting. metro police say 34-year-old gilberto gutierrez was shot by police tuesday. officers say he had stolen a car... and took off on foot after crashing it near pecos and bonanza. police chased after him... until officer samuel solorio -- who was off duty at the time -- responded, after hearing the radio traffic. officer solorio told investigators gutierrez pointed a gun at him... and walked towards his car... presumably to steal it... so officer solorio shot him three times. gutierrez is recovering at umc. metro says he has a lengthy criminal past... incluing several auto thefts and gang affiliations./// ((denise valdez)) > today is also a somber one for metro police... 10 years ago today... sergeant henry prendes was killed in the line of duty. prendes died in 2006... while responding to a domestic violence call. a gunman shot him with a semi-
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and officers fired back.. killing the suspect. prendes is survived by his wife and two daughters... who hold a charity golf tournament in his honor every year to raise money for underprivileged children./// ((dave courvoisier)) nevada's medical marijuana business is picking up. clark county now has 10 dispensaries and more than 20 cultivation and production facilities. today 8 news now got an exclusive look inside of one the newest local companies growing the pot. plants that are just a few weeks from hitting the market. patranya bhoolsuwan joins us live from inside the facility. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) we are here in what's called "a grow room" ... safety and cleanliness are critical here, that's why i'm wearing a hair net and lab coat, even booties on my feet. there are more than 200 marijuana plants in this room ... and many more throughout this facility that is expected to
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over the next year: < jon annalora calls himself the "master grower" ((jon annalora/master grower: "this is my love and passion to do this to be able to do this it's a dream come true.")) his pride and joy... these budding flowers that will soon be used as medical marijuana. ((jon annalora/master grower: "we give love to each plant that it needs everyday we are in here.")) we are inside "body and mind", or bam, one of the newest medicinial marijuna cultivation and production facilities to open in las vegas...this is the first time they have let reporters in to tour their facility. ((scott seidewitz/body and mind: "from the time that medical marijuana was approved it has realy exploded.")) body and mind's director of sales and marketing, scott seidewitz, says there are more than 3=thousand plants in the 7 grow rooms in this building. each room dedicated to a single strain of marijuana plants...whic allows them to get best lighting, climate, and nutrients. ((scott seidewitz/body and mind: "we pick the best of the best to grow here so it's very impt to us that everything is grown locally with great care.")) ((patranya: and the plants in this room are about 2 weeks way from being harvested you can tell by the overwhelming smell, it's really strong in here and
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orange and yellow, showing they are more mature than others.")) once the plants are harvested and tested by independent labs, they will be shipped out as medical products to local dispensaries. ((jon annalora/master grower: "i see a lot of medical patients about to be happy out here.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and for safety reasons i can't disclose exact location fo this facility...but what's interesting is these cultivation centers and dispensaries are now found all over town from boulder highway to the southwest...pre tty nice areas you may not expect them to be in. for this facility, the plan now build 4 more rooms like this one and hire up to 10 new workers in the next year. reporting live near pecos and sunset, patranya bhoolsuwan 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) there are more cultivation and production facilities here in clark county than actual dispensaries, any fears by these companies that business won't pick up as
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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) these guys say they are not worried, they believe in the high quality of their products and they say the hope is for nevadans to vote in november to make recreational marijuana use legal here... like in colorado and washington. we'll have more on that side of the story... coming up at 6. ((denise valdez)) > the first votes in the 2016 presidential race are being cast tonight in the iowa caucuses. the latest polls show democrat hillary clinton neck and neck with senator bernie sanders. while trump is leading the g- o-p pack... polling seven points ahead of senator ted cruz. 8 news now is your local election headquarters... and we'll bring you the latest results both on air... and at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > super
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((denise valdez)) how fans are already celebrating the big game... as preparations get underway in california./// <
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choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((denise valdez)) > we want to update you on a story we first told you about at the top of the newscast. a man is found dead at an apartment complex near maryland and green valley parkway. vanessa murphy is there with what we know so far... vanessa. ((vanessa murphy)) dave and denise... henderson police were called to this apartment complex just before 1-30 this afternoon. police say a 25- year-old man was found dead inside... from an apparent gun shot wound. officers say they are looking for suspect... but have not given us a description at this time report live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.//
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((dave courvoisier)) > super bowl 50 is nearly upon us with the nfl's showcase game just six days away. ((denise valdez)) john kucko is in san francisco all week and joins us live from the bay area. ((denise valdez)) this is just the second time a super bowl has been held in the san francisco area. the other being super bowl 19... when the san francisco 49ers led by joe montana defeated fellow great dan marino with the miami
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marino with the miami dolphins. our own chris maatius is also in the second time a super bowl has been held in the san francisco area. the other being super bowl 19... when the san francisco 49ers led by joe montana defeated fellow great dan marino with the miami dolphins. our own chris maatius is also in california for the big game. stick around for 8 news now at 6 and a look at some of the fans he's come across./// ((denise valdez)) > and for all he latest super bowl coverage -- just go to the big game section of las vegas now dot com. you can even get some game day
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((denise valdez)) > lumber liquidators -- leaving the past behind them. ((dave courvoisier)) how much the company was forced to pay... after illegally importing wood
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((denise valdez)) > two virginia congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded
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people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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arrested in connection with the
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nicole lovell's body was found more than 50 miles from her home... after disappearing last week. authorities believe virginia tech freshman david eisenhauer abducted and murdered her. another student.. 19- year-old natalie keepers.. has been charged with helping get rid of lovell's body. police are looking into whether lovell met eisenhauer online: ((mike albert//blacksburg pd - "eisenhauer and nicole were acquainted prior to her disappearance. eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage, to abduct and then kill her.")) ((denise valdez)) over the weekend... virginia state police searched a pond on virginia tech's campus... but it's not clear why. authorities have received 300 tips in connection with the case./// ((dave courvoisier)) > lumber liqutators is moving on... after the company pleaded guilty to charges of illegally importing wood from eastern russia. today... the company agreed to pay a fine of more than 13- million dollars. the justice department says the financial penalties include fines.. criminal and civil forfeitures... and community service payments.
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the cbs 60 minutes report that aired back in october... claiming that the laminate flooring from china contains high levels of a cancer causing chemical... something the company denies. in that issue, several lawsuits were filed around the country... including one family here in the valley./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the first primary votes in the race for president are being cast tonight. ((denise valdez)) up next... we'll check in with crews in iowa to see how the first caucus is shaping up so far. > and the n-f-l experience. tonight at 6... chris matthius walks you through what fans are enjoying in san francisco leading up to the super bowl.. ..
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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. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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are gathering across the state to debate and choose a nominee for president. ((denise valdez)) these meetings are the first caucuses of the presidential race. matt porter has been out in the des moines area talking with caucus- goers and joins us now... matt? ((matt porter)) with so many candidates, iowa is finding itself split in many different
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we've seen a clear divide with democrats, a lot of young voters rallying for bernie sanders while hillary clinton supporters tend to be older. with republicans, a lot of talk about donald trump having a potential surge if the turnout is high with senator ted cruz on his coattails. voters definitely have a lot on their minds tonight. > at this diner in downtown demoines, a caucus isn't a chore. it's a duty. bobbretta brewton, iowa voter: "voting is so important and so many people fought for
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that i could not see myself sitting home." while other states have trouble bringing in voters to punch a ballot. iowa corrals communities together for two to three hour sit downs to settle on a presidential candidate. bobbretta brewton, iowa voter: "i do like it. i like being there with my neighbors, seeing where they're coming from and which groups they're going to be in." even iowans who say they won't make the caucus, feel attached to the frenzy. donna speed, iowa voter: "i think it's quite a bit of hoopla, but it's kind of exciting too in a way that iowa is considered one of the first ones to caucus."/// ((matt porter)) the caucuses begin at 7 tonight. with so many candidates, the gop expects their turnout to be higher this year. pundits here at caucus central say if the gop sees record high turnouts that would strongly favor front runner donald trump. live in des moines, matt porter. ((denise valdez)) matt... is there any early indicator as to which candidates could come
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((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier)) > snow.. >> pelley: the last push for the first votes. >> if you're in bed, if you're sick, if you can't walk, if the doctor says you cannot leave, i don't care. >> i hope you will fight for me.
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>> let's go get 'em.
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