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< welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce and i'm kirsten joyce. we're following breaking news this morning... one person is dead.. and metro police are trying to find the person responsible. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live off olive and euclid.. near eastern and charleston. michael.. what can you tell us? ((michael stevens)) metro police say they responded to a call of shots fired near charleston and boulder highway just before three this morning. when police showed up they found a hispanic man in his late 40's possibly 50's suffering from
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police say the victim was one of the people who called 9-1-1. but he didn't make it. police say over a dozens shots were fired. they say two men were seen running from the area shortly after the shooting. right now police are looking into motives. they're not sure if this was drug related? police say they expect to be out here for a few more hours as they process the scene. ((brian loftus)) ((michael stevens)) ((kirsten joyce)) > m-g-m is making some big changes... it is outsourcing hundreds of valet employees to a new company...based out of chicago. m-g-m officials told employees the company will keep all of the workers and match their pay, benefits, and seniority. the deal will affect valets at 9 different properties starting as early as april this comes as m-g-m plans to start charging for both self parking and valet. we spoke with a valet worker on the phone... who says that could mean a drop in their tips.. and many workers are weighing their options: (mgm valet worker: 'it's a definite possibility a lot of fellow employees are already looking to transfer with other positions in the company so they
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mgm valet worker: "it's a sad state of thing for mgm to go this way and who knows who will follow suit and what will happen.")) ((kirsten joyce)) valet at 3 mgm properties, circus circus, excalibur, and luxor not affected because they are protected by the union. as for the other workers, the transition to the new company is expected to happen in the next 60 days./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are trying to figure out why their 9-1-1 system failed for several hours yesterday... for six hours...metro was had issues with both their numbers, 9-1-1 and 3-1-1. 9-1-1 calls were being answered but police said some callers experienced delays. metro was routing calls to north las vegas and henderson....and the department says metro employees were there to deal with those calls. 9-1-1 was back up and running last night. if this ever happens again, metro asks you only call 9-1-1 in a true emergency./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast.
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how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < don't leave home wihtout the warm coat or jacket today... clear skies and cold temps again this morning. stars are out and winds are light.... temps are dropping into the very 20s in some neighborhoods. ............ temps stayed in the chilly 40s yesterday, but the sunshine felt warm. we should have plenty of sunshine again today. ................ just a hint of high clouds maybe by the afternoon and highs just getting into the low 50s so
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eventually move into the area. .......... highs in the 50s today. > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > henderson's mayor will be giving his state of the city address today. it comes as the city of henderson is receiving some recognition... it's been named nevada's first a-a-r-p age friendly community. that means it's designed to help
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and encourages healthy and active aging for everyone. henderson joins 73 other communities around the country with that designation./// ((kirsten joyce)) > thousands of people have registered to vote as the caucus date approaches. republicans and democrats both added around 7- thousand new voters from december to january. voters must register as a republican or democrat to participate in the caucus... the democratic caucus takes place february 20th... and the republican caucus happens on february 23rd./// ((brian loftus)) > this month... metro police will be out, cracking down on speeders. last month alone...10 people died in traffic crashes in metro's jurisdiction. the department is teaming up with nhp and hendersonpolice to address speeding...by using education and enforcement to make sure people are safe./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >accident on buffalo and lake mead. watch out for a crash on desert
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accident on fourth and las vegas boulevard. strip and koval. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > get ready las
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we now know the dates of the life is beautiful festival! ((kirsten joyce)) organizers announced yesterday...that the festival will be running september 23 through 25th... limited presale tickets go on sale tomorrow at ten in the morning. ((brian loftus)) life is beautiful has been going on in downtown las vegas since 2013./// ((brian loftus)) > someone in texas...contrac ts the zika virus on u-s soil. ((kirsten joyce)) how the patient came down with the illness. ((brian loftus)) and the centers for disease control... issuing a new warning for women and the consumption of alcohol. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... loose gravel, potholes and that's not all. you've had it with hollywood boulevard..but change is on the way. demetria has the details in
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made valentines day plans yet? well trending this morning... restaurant reservation app opentable released a list of the top romantic restaurants in the country...and five are in nevada. but four are right here in las vegas... here are the top spots... at the palms... eiffel tower, hugo's cellar at four queens. and michael's at the south point casino. the list is generated from millions of restaurant reviews from the past year./// adlib weather chat
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cold and clear with the moon and stars out this morning... put on your fuzzy robe and go take a look. .................. your weather now most accurate
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cooler than normal days as we finish the work week... but hang in there because another taste of spring is around the corner. .............. cold and dry air in place over the desert and very cold in the great basin. monday's winter storm has rolled through the central plains and midwest... but volatile thunderstorms have torn up parts of the south with twisters. ............. our 7-day forecast shows a nice warm-up into the weekend and definitely next week with temps near 70 degrees.
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back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > a person in the u-s... has come down with the zika virus, and it's not through mosquitos... the patient acquired the virus through sex. texas health officials say the patient had sexual contact with an ill person... who returned from a country where zika was present. it is usually spread through mosquito bites. the virus is dangerous...bec ause it can cause birth
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and is predominantly found in central and south america./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and there's a new warning from the c-d-c this morning... women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they're using contraception, the c-d-c says.... in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome. "alcohol can permanently harm a developing baby before a woman knows she is pregnant,.. and about half of all pregnancies in the united states are unplanned. even if planned, most women won't know they are pregnant for the first month or so, when they might still be drinking./// ((brian loftus)) > today, the michigan governor will propose spending millions of dollars...to help pay flint resident's water bills... the city is dealing with a water supply contaminated with lead. the 30 million in aid would cover the portion of water bills that has been used for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing hands. lawmakers have to approve the plan./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking?
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here's a live look at flamingo and linq lane which is just east of the strip. crews are shooting the new jason bourne movie. construction on tropicana continues. first, you have a project to deal with at koval... another project is underway between eastern and boulder highway. ndot is working to fix up that stretch. > back to you. ///
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acts of kindness recipients... who brings his passion for dance to at- risk kids in the valley... used the funds provided by klas tv... to become a non profit 501 c-3. we're talking about tyrell rolle. he received our award last february. he's created the " rolle project"... which is a dance company and arts- centered non - profit project. tyrell had been a full time cirque performer, but had to take a break due to hip surgery. he's focusing full time on the rolle project, which he says is a positive place where kids... and teens can escape the crime and violence that plagues certain communities in las vegas. (( tyrell rolle/recipient: "right now we're working with the at risk underprivileged kids, so we are now giving them a chance to have a scholarship, to be able to dance, and sing, do much greater.")) ((kirsten joyce)) proceeds from an upcoming performance will go to those scholarships. that performance is scheduled for next friday, february 12th... at the west las vegas library theater. you're watching one of the
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that evening. again... all the proceeds from the dance... go for scholarships for the teens. if you would like to nominate someone in our series... go to las vegas now dot com. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > from high tech...to low tech... ((brian loftus)) how amazon is expanding into the real world. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... swapping out the toy...for a more educational option. how mcdonalds is changing things
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with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working.
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just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider with high-speed internet from centurylink. ((kirsten joyce)) > amazon is opening up brick and mortar stores across the country... ((brian loftus)) and chipotle is still feeling the effects...after a food borne illness outbreak... jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: jill. kids may get a bit of a surprise the next time they order a kids meal at mcdonald's. what's that about? good morning brian and kirsten!
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morning... following wall street's lead. the dow fell 295 points on tuesday. the nasdaq dropped 103.// amazon is reportedly planning to open hundreds of physical bookstores, that's according to one u-s mall executive. the online retail giant opened its first 'brick and mortar' location in seattle last november, describing it as a "physical extension of amazon dot com." company execs haven't commented on the news.// chipotle is still feeling the pain from its food borne illness outbreak. sales fell more than 14 percent at the end of last year.// q: jill. kids may get a bit of a surprise the next time they order a kids meal at mcdonald's. what's that about? a: how about
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through february 15th... when you order a happy meal at mcdonalds you'll get a small book... one is the classic 'paddington' -- the other three will have a valentine's day theme. mcdonalds wants to hand out 17 million books.// /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? ///
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"the road conditions along hollywood blvd. between lake mead blvd. and charleston blvd. drive me crazy. there is loose gravel and numerous potholes. the road markers are barely visible, which is a hazard for nighttime driving." first, hollywood was used as a haul route for flood control projects and recent storm drain improvements. now that those projects are done, the county plans to start reconstructing hollywood between lake mead and charleston next year. the county expects to install a roundabout at hollywood and sahara this summer. additional projects coming to the area include constructing a new section of los feliz st from
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and building a bridge at the east end of desert inn rd over the channel to connect it to hollywood and provide additional access. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > stopping annoying drones... ((brian loftus)) the unusual way authorities in one european country... are putting an end to the unmanned devices.
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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on a homicide investigation.
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> parents are being warned... after police say a man tried to lure a group of girls into a car. what authorities say you should tell your kids... ((brian loftus)) > your unwanted holiday presents...might not have gone back on store shelves. what many stores do...with all those returned items./// < 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. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. and right now police are investigating an early morning homicide. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens has been on the story all morning long/ michael.. what can you tell us? metro police say they responded to a call of shots fired near charleston and boulder highway
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when police showed up they found a hispanic man in his late 40's possibly 50's suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. police say over a dozens shots were fired. they say two men were seen running from the area shortly after the shooting -- but they have no one behind bars: (( lt. dan mcgrath // metro police: 00;07;02 the deceased person was actually one of the callers. so he called into 911 also so we're going to be reviewing that. i already heard the call and he didn't say who shot him.)) right now police are looking into motives. they're not sure if this was drug related? police are trying to figure out why a group of people were standing outside in the middle of the night -- especially with it being so cold. police say they expect to be out here for a few more hours as they process the scene. ((kirsten joyce)) ((brian loftus)) > two people are behind bars... after a man was shot to death in front of his four year old child. johnny haney was killed on
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police say they arrested krystal guice and deonte coleman for the shooting. police say haney and guice shared custody of the child... and haney was walking to meet with guice...when they say coleman opened fire. guice and coleman then took off with the four-year old...and left haney to die. this is the second homicide in henderson this year./// ((kirsten joyce)) > an alert from police about a possible school predator ... authorities say a group of girls was walking home from school when a man tried to lure them into a car. it happened last week...near ocallaghan middle school. the girls did not get into the vehicle.. while there is no specific details about the driver, we are told he is an older white male and was driving a "gray mustang".. officials sent notes home to parents and called them...telling them what happened: (( parent: as a parent, i am really worried about my kid." parent: "they called me and i have to be careful with, someone was around over here. they take schools for the school, in his car.")) ((kirsten joyce)) c-c-s-d
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you children about stranger danger... but also how to describe someone, knowing their surroundings and that there is strength in numbers - kids should always be paired up with someone when walking to and from school../// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk clear skies and cold temps again this morning. stars are out and winds are light. ............ temps stayed in the chilly 40s yesterday, but the sunshine felt warm. we should have plenty of sunshine again today. ................ just a hint of high clouds maybe
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getting into the low 50s so slightly warmer air will eventually move into the area. .......... kids make sure you have on that extra warm sweater or hoodie > < let's send it over to demetria./// > demetria obilor < clsoures on flamingo between las vegas boulevard and koval as movie. accident on tropicana and sandhill. you can use russell as an alternate to get to us 95.
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rainbow. crash on buffalo and lake mead is gone. > < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > prospective teachers can go back to school... with some financial assistance. the western governor's university and u-n-l-v are both offering full- ride scholarships teachers. the money has to be handed out before late march... so the window to apply is closing pretty quickly. if you'd like to try for the w- g-u- nevada scholarship...
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we've put that, plus a link to u-n-l-v's "teach nevada" scholarship page on las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > an event will be held today...to remember the life of rene angelil...the husband of celine dion. angelil passed away last month from cancer. "a celebration of life" will be held at the colosseum at caesars palace this evening. angelil was the one who discovered her... and worked as dion's manager for decades. and was behind her residency here in las vegas that started over ten years ago./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a wild storm...hits the midwest and southeast. ((brian loftus)) the damage caused...by the nine tornadoes that touched down last night. ((kirsten joyce)) it's a push for votes...ahead of the very first primary. but why bernie sanders and hillary clinton might not face off in one last debate before it
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((sherry swensk)) >damage this morning... after nine tornadoes swept through the region yesterday. tornadoes touched down in eastern mississippi and western alabama last night... downing powerlines and damaging homes. no one was seriously hurt: ((mike dearing/storm survivor "the fact that we only lost material things make you feel real blessed- there's nothing here that can't be replaced")) ((sherry swensk)) in the northwest ...the same storm system dumped a foot of snow in wisconsin, nebraska, and colorado... and blizzard conditions shut down major interstates.///
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sherry swensk < adlib weather chat sherry swensk < the storms causing all that damage and spawning those tornadoes all coming from our monday winter storm has rolled through the central plains and midwest... to the south - pulling up warm and very moist air from the gulf which helped trigger those
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formed twisters. ................. with the snow... more than 100 miles of highway closed in nebraska with blizzard conditions... and more than three feet of snow. ................. your weather now most accurate forecast is calling for some cooler than normal days as we finish the work week... but hang in there because another taste of spring is around the corner. >
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((kirsten joyce)) > a philadelphia judge could decide today... whether to dismiss a sex assault case against comedian bill cosby. they were in court yesterday... cosby's attorney says a former prosecutor gave him an unwritten promise of immunity for testimony...ten years ago. cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a temple university employee in 2004.. nearly 50 women have accused cosby of similar acts.. but the cases do not fall within the statute of limitations for bringing criminal charges. /// ((brian loftus)) > presidential candidates are pushing for votes in new hampshire... ahead of the first primary. first primary.
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it's a close race between republicans ted cruz, donald trump and marco rubio... and on the democrats's side...between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. weijia jiang has the latest donald trump took to the campaign trail in milford, new hampshire tuesday...brushi ng off his second place standing in iowa...and downplaying marco rubio's third place finish: ( donald trump) he comes in third, i come in second. trump no good...rubio unbelievable night, unbelievable victory rubio outperformed expectations in the hawkeye state...finishing just one percentage point behind trump, the new hampshire favorite: (sot marco rubio) we can't just win with the people have now// we have to go out and convince more people that conservatism is the right approach for america -nats- the florida senator is now positioning himself as the alternative to trump and first place iowa finisher ted cruz. after beating bernie sanders in iowa by a razor thin margin - hillary clinton has come into new hampshire as the
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points: (sot hillary clinton) i hope you will choose with both your heart and your mind (sot bernie sanders) we're going to go after state after state after state both candidates could face each other in a possible debate here tomorrow. weijia jiang cbs news windham, new hampshire. ((brian loftus)) > there is a democratic debate scheduled for tomorrow... but bernie sanders' campaign says he won't participate unless hillary clinton agrees to his campaigns conditions on future debates... clinton's people say her campaign has met the conditions. /// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 at us 95. the county's northwest beltway buildout project is underway...the lights at ann road and lone mountain will be
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ventuall. > < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > billions of dollars of gifts... returned! ((kirsten joyce)) but many of those items aren't back on store shelves. where they end up...when they're shipped or taken back...to a store.///
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praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. a practical and successful legislator, bernie sanders passed more roll-call amendments in a republican congress than any other member, primary care access for millions of americans, protected social security,
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to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders -- a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. yce)) > it's time now for our pet of the week. this is zorro.
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he's some type of chihuahua mix. his adoption fee is 155- dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 ((kirsten joyce)) > authorities in the netherlands have found an interesting use for eagles... they're training them to take out drones! they're testing them out right now... to target the drones that some people think are a nuisance... the eagles swoop in and take away the unwanted devices. the dutch company who created the idea...says it's a low tech solution for a high tech problem./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of flying... united airlines is letting families with small kids board the airplane first. the policy goes into effect february 15th. parents with kids age two or younger can pre-board... right after passengers with disabilities and active duty military personnel.
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but dropped it in 2012...to simplify the boarding process... but brought it back, because the company says it's the right thing to do./// ((brian loftus)) > the holiday gifts people get aren't always the gifts they want. in the past few weeks millions of americans returned items they received. ((kirsten joyce)) and you may be surprised where many of them end up. adriana diaz explains. the holidays are long gone, but it's the most wonderful time of the year for michael ringelsten... owner of shorewood liquidators outside chicago. (nat walking) (mr) "it's like organized chaos back here." that's because this is where many items go when they're returned to sellers like amazon, home depot, and sears. (sot) ad: is this like santa's little work shop for christmas rejects? mr: (laughs) for sure. // most of it is just customer returns, or buyer's remorse his warehouse is overflowing with everything from go pros, drills. once they're tested, shorewood
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half the price. (sot michael ringelsten) "consumers assume when they return it its put back on to the shelf which isn't the case" ringelsten's business has jumped 1- thousand percent in the past four years. and online shopping is a big reason why. american's returned 260 billion dollars worth of items last year. tobin moore - ceo of optoro dot com - helps stores process those returns. he says restocking items can be expensive for retailers. (sot tobin moore/ceo, optoro.com) "so often retailers just liquidate them for pennies on the dollar or in some cases throw them away in a landfill (butt to) because it's more cost effective." items that survive end up at discount retailers, pawn shops and flea markets. some companies also sell the goods online. (nats) "this is what i'm looking for" dave veerman came to shorewood's showroom and found a toy truck for his grandson, at a deep discount (sot-david veerman) "what's the wrong item for one is the right item for somebody else." a returned item re-bought at the right price. adriana diaz cbs news, shorewood
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brian loftus > now let's send
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kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < don't leave home wihtout the warm coat or jacket today... clear skies and cold temps again this morning. stars are out and winds are light.... temps are dropping into the very 20s in some neighborhoods. ............ sunrise is a little early now... 6:41 and sunset near 5:10... but the sun is still gone behind the mountains before 5 o'clock. .......... temps stayed in the chilly 40s yesterday, but the sunshine felt warm. we should have plenty of sunshine again today. ................ just a hint of high clouds maybe by the afternoon and highs just
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slightly warmer air will eventually move into the area. .......... highs in the 50s today. > < lets get a check of traffic./// > demetria obilor < looks like crews are starting to lift the barriers on the strip... accident at tropicana and sandhill, which is just west of us 95. >
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< > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > lady gaga has a busy month ahead of her... the singer announced yesterday she'll be paying tribute to the grammy's... the producer says it'll most likely be about a six minute songs. the grammy's air right here on cbs live, february 15th. but this sunday... she'll be kicking off super bowl 50! the singer will be performing the national anthem ahead of the game. /// ((brian loftus)) you can catch the denver broncos head in santa clara this sunday! and 8 news now is giving away 25-hundred dollars during our special newscast after the super bowl. to enter.. just head to our website.. las vegas now dot com and click the banner at the top of the page./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of
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this year's halftime performer warmed up his vocal cords with a little help from james corden.. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... chris martin belts out his hit.. on a road trip to the stadium.. with the host of the late late show. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a pilot makes an emergency landing minutes after takeoff... what created the gaping hole in the side of the jet.///
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talking about a homicide investigation > brian loftus > plus... more parking problems at mgm resorts.. how much more you could be paying to valet your car after they start charging. kirsten joyce > and... the boxing line- up has been finalized.. the first two fighters who will take to the ring.. at the new t-mobile arena./// < 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. i'm kirsten joyce.
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