tv 8 News Now at 4 AM CBS February 4, 2016 4:00am-4:30am PST
i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. a federal grand jury has indicted nevada rancher ammon bundy, and several other protesters... in the armed standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge. ((kirsten joyce)) the indictment remains sealed.. but it expected to be released as early as later today. defense attorneys demanded the immediate release so they could know what charges their clients face... but that request was denied. four people are believed to still be holed up in the federal wildlife refuge building. the armed militia was protesting the prison sentence of two ranchers.. who had already served time for burning public land./// ((brian loftus)) > a controversial convention in las vegas is putting the spotlight on trophy hunting here in the u-s and abroad. the safari club international is taking place at the mandalay bay.. despite some 70- thousand people who signed a petition against it. patranya bhoolsuwan reports. < ((nats of protest)) animal rights activists begging for compassion .. ((carrie leblanc/compassio nworks international: "we think it's a ridiculous waste of life.")) targeting their attacks at trophy hunters from around
((carrie leblanc/compassio nworks international: "a travesty against endangered species.")) they stood outside the mandalay bay where some 20 thousand people gather in las vegas for the 44th annual safari club international. the event features everything from hunting gears to taxidermy displays...it also offers auctions for permits to kill some 600 hundred animals from more than 30 countries. these include everything from the red deer in new zealand to black bears in alaska. ((carrie leblanc/compassio nworks international: "people around the world were outrage.")) carrie leblanc is with animal advocacy group, compassionwor ks international, based in henderson. she's joined by those from humane society of the u-s, who say the story of cecil the lion killed by a trophy hunter from minnesota last year, got them more support. ((wendy keefover/humane society of us: "the outrcry of cecil has galvanized people around the world and people starting to understand how disgusting this
to safari club international for an interview. they sent us this statement saying the group supports the right to protest, but that it quote "does much more for the conservaion of habitat than many of the misguided policies that these protesters would like to see supported" unquote. ((nats protest)) the demonstrators say they will stay put outside the hotel until saturday when their rally will coincide with some 30 other cities across the country. > ((brian loftus)) we also reached out to mgm resorts.. who in a statement, quote "our convention facilities are contracted by wide rage of organizations with diverse interests. we understand not everyone will support every viewpoint."/// let's get to sherry with a look
clinton and bernie sanders face off in their fifth democratic debate tonight in new hampshire.. ((kirsten joyce)) the state holds the nation's first primary next week. yesterday, clinton and sandes traded jabs over their progressive values during a town hall event. tomorrow's debate will be their first without martin o'malley... who dropped out of the race after this week's iowa caucus./// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of dropping out.. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum announced last night that he has officially ended his presidential bid. the republican is now endorsing florida senator marco rubio. santorum is the third republican to drop out of the race since monday's iowa caucus.. mike huckabee and senator rand paul have also bowed out./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and republican donald trump's jet was forced to make an emergency landing on his way to a campaign event in arkansas.
he says the charges are an attempt to extradite him to the u-s because wikileaks published sensitive documents online. assange has been living in the ecuadoran embassy in long since the summer of 2012, when the country granted him asylum./// ((brian loftus)) > the irs says it stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. the outage could affect refunds, but the i-r-s doesn't anticipate major disruptions. the e-file system and "where's my refund" service are part of the affected areas. companies like turbotax and h&r block are not affected, but have to hold on to your tax return until the i-r-s systems are up and running again./// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police apologized for this week's 9-1-1 failure. their new multi- million dollar system was down for several hours... and the department is still trying to figure out the root of the problem. as vanessa murphy reports... some fear this could happen again. (( )) ((assistant sheriff tom roberts/metro police: yesterday's unfortunate event is not representative of the kind of service that we want to provide and is definitely not
and for that, i'd like to apologize to the community.)) ((vanessa murphy)) assistant sheriff tom roberts admits there was a 9-1-1 failure tuesday for about six hours. people calling for help received busy signals, calls were dropped, and some callers may have waited 30 to 50 minutes for an answer, according to metro police...while calls were rerouted to north las vegas and henderson. ((roberts: i know we've received some complaints. you know i know our call takers last night when we began dispatching calls again i know there some very unhappy citizens.)) ((vanessa murphy)) it's unclear what impact the failure may have had.... but think about a call for example for domestic violence.... ((hannah brook/safe nest it can escalate very quickly and so every single second counts)) ((vanessa murphy)) hannah brook works for safe nest which helps victims. ((brook: it's already a very volatile situation and so if they're picking up that phone because it's a life or death
mean between life or death.)) ((vanessa murphy)) roberts says the department does not yet know how many callers were affected.... or what caused the failure but foul play has been ruled out. ((roberts: well that was definitely a concern for us last night with everything that's going on in the world today. )) ((kirsten joyce)) the 911 system was replaced in december. the department says it will cost more than 7 and a half million dollars over the next ten years and that the system needed to be replaced because it was outdated./// ((brian loftus)) > a ruling has been made in the sexual assault case against bill cosby.. ((kirsten joyce)) the decision whether to move forward with charges. ((brian loftus)) > plus... concern is spreading.. over the zika virus outbreak.. how airlines are trying to protect its workers.///
((kirsten joyce)) > runners sprinted to get a birds eye view of the big apple. the 39th annual empire state building run-up was held yesterday. small groups ran up .. .get this.. 1- thousand- 576 stairs to the 86th flood observation deck! it takes under a minute to take the elevator up there.. and most can run up it... in about 10- minutes. this is the world's oldest and most famous tower race./// ((kirsten joyce)) > las vegas has a similar event coming up this month... scale the strat is taking place on the 28th. people will run up the 108 floors to the top observation deck..
sherry swensk nice shot from our boulder station camera... just a little bouncy, but not expecting not a lot of wind. ............... let's check neighborhoods and see near freezing and even dropping to freezing right now in the south valley. 20s up at kyle canyon and apex. .............. no freeze warnings this morning but cold and dry air still in place and we will keep dry and warmer conditions coming for
((brian loftus)) > a sexual assault case against bill cosby in pennsylvania... moves forward. back in december, cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and assaulting a former temple university employee at his suburban philadelphia home in 2004. after a two day marathon hearing...a judge swept aside claims that a previous district attorney had granted the comedian immunity against prosecution a decade ago.///
northwest portion of the beltway between craig and hualapai. ndot is also working on the us 95 and 215. you'll get some new ramps out of this and collector road which l will run parallel to southbound 95 < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > mcdonald's cheese sticks have gone viral... for their lack of mozarella.. ((brian loftus)) and now one man is "not loving it.. the lawsuit filed against the
((brian loftus)) > this morning, a health emergency is in effect in four florida counties because of the zika virus. the state's governor made the declaration yesterday as the c-d-c updated its guidance on the virus that's linked to birth defects. don champion has the latest. florida's emergency health order clears the way for crews to take action against the zika virus-- like spraying for mosquitoes. there are now at least 48 patients in the u-s, all travelers who brought the virus back from zika- stricken countries, except for one in dallas who had sexual contact with someone who recently returned from venezuela. in hard-hit brazil, soldiers are getting rid of stagnant water in an effort to kill mosquito larvae. zika is linked to birth defects and pregnant women have been advised to avoid travel to countries where the virus is spreading. wednesday, cbs news confirmed united airlines offered to re-
concerned about contracting the virus on routes to latin america and the caribbean. other airlines are reportedly doing the same. in atlanta, the cdc has activated its operations center. (dr. steve redd/centers for disease control and prevention) "for zika we have people that are experts in vector-borne viral disease, in birth defects, and reproductive health all in one place so they can work on these different aspects of the problem" the cdc is advising pregnant women to protect themselves if their male sexual partner has traveled to a country where zika is spreading. the virus can stay in an infected person's blood stream for about a week. don champion, cbs news. ((brian loftus)) in the us, some researchers now complain brazil isn't sharing enough samples and data on the zika virus. the lack of data is slowing efforts to develop tests and vaccines against the virus./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a california man is not lovin' it.. he is suing mcdonald's in federal court.. over the company's new mozarella sticks. he says it's fake cheese and
them as being made with 100- percent mozzarella. the court documents also claim tests found the cheese sticks contain more water and starch than federal food labeling laws allow. the california man is asking for his 1 dollar-and-27 cents back, and is seeking damages for u-s customers he says were misled. mcdonald's has vowed to fight the allegations./// > we'll be right back........///
> the south was slammed with another day of severe weather.. the twisters that ripped apart several towns. ((brian loftus)) > plus... laying out the future for henderson.. the mayor's goals revealed in his state of the city address. ((kirsten joyce)) > and super prices for the super bowl... the average cost of tickets... for what's becoming the most expensive sporting event ever! < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and