tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS February 9, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
are prepping for the main event. (( it wasn't an easy, immediate path to freedom )) ((kirsten joyce)) > the underground railroad... helped thousands of slaves to freedom... we take a look at the first dangerous journey that led them south to florida... as we celebrate black history month./// < 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. this morning.. metro police want you to pay extra close attention. when you leave for work. ((brian loftus)) that's because.. since the start of the year.. 14 people have died on our roads. the latest... happened sunday near decatur and the 215. ((kirsten joyce)) that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens live good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... officers say a 27-year old
witnesses told police he was speeding... and rear-ended a car that slowed down to make a right turn. the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died. in 20-15... 23 people died while riding a motorcycle or moped... in metro's jurisdiction. and as the weather gets warmer, more people will be taking their bikes out for a drive.. so metro police want everyone to be careful: ((officer michael rodriguez // metro police: in almost everyone of our accidents involving motorcycles speed is most definitely a factor. )) ((michael stevens)) last year... metro police say there were about 1-hundred and 25-traffic related deaths in their jurisdiction. police call the number both -- "devastating" and "unacceptable." in hopes of stopping the deadly trend this year... metro police has started a traffic safety focus. each month, the department will be joining forces with the nevada highway patrol and the henderson police department to
through education and enforcement. police say this month the focus is on speeding... and officers have been targeting the area's where people are known to drive too fast. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... you said speed is their focus this month... are police giving any simple advice to drivers to help the problem? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... police are putting the effort back on everyone in the community to change the culture. they say the public needs to their part by leaving early and driving the speed limit... so you make it to your destination alive.// ((kirsten joyce)) > friends and family are remembering a two year old...killed in a crash sunday night. last night... the family of evelyn green gathered at a memorial set up near the crash scene near lake mead and pecos. her mother said the little girl was hit by a white van... right in front of her home. she had been playing outside
she also said the driver stopped and talked to her.. but left the scene before police got there. now.. the family is asking for the person responsible to come forward. (( joshua green, father i just want him to turn himself in, you know, it's hard for me to be saying that. vicky davis, mother there are people out there talking to this man if you know this man turn him in my daughter was innocemnt what you mean )) police are looking for white full size panel style van with no windows. if you have any information you are asked to call crimestoppers./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >hit and run crash on flamingo and koval. metro is still on the scene. metro is also responding to a crash at las vegas boulevard and harmon, which is right by citycenter and planet hollywood.
i'll tell you what's going on in about 10 minutes. < > let's send it over to sherry with a check of your weather./// sherry swensk < monday was another beautifully mild day...more like spring than winter... with well above normal temps in the 70s again. .......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. ......... right now a lot of neighborhoods
near 50 degrees and feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of february! ........... the warm pattern is sticking around this week, your full weather now forecast is coming up. > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the first electric car charging station is up and running...on a stretch of highway connecting las vegas and reno. it's located at the eddie world gas station in beatty. officials are still negotiating to get other charging stations along u-s 95. governor sandoval announced the
summer... this.. as a tesla battery plant is under construction near reno.. and faraday future plans to build it's electric car plant in north las vegas./// ((brian loftus)) > henderson police are building up their police force... a recruitment information night is going on from six to eight this evening. police will discuss the hiring process and prospective candidates can ask questions. applications will be accepted until march 31st./// ((kirsten joyce)) > chinese new year celebrations are going on in las vegas today... you'll be able to check out performances today at the linq. there will be a lion dance, eye painting ceremony, and other entertainment... that runs from seven to nine at the linq promenade tonight... the big parade to celebrate the holiday is this saturday downtown...star ting at 11./// ((kirsten joyce)) > fighting the zika virus... ((brian loftus)) the steps president obama is taking to help with the health emergency. ((kirsten joyce)) plus, primary voting is underway in new hampshire... we'll take you live to manchester to see which candidates are leading the race. ((brian loftus))
new hampshire voters are heading to the polls for the first in the nation primary. ((kirsten joyce)) allison warren is live this morning in manchester... and allison.. voting got underway.. right at midnight. ((allison warren)) allison warren is live in manchester new hampshire where voting is underway in the first in the nation primary. many of the candidates will spend their evening at separate watch parties as they await primary results.
new hampshire at midnight. early surveys of likely primary voters show sanders with a 25 point lead on the democratic side, and show trump cruz and rubio at the top of the republican side with trump in the lead. ((kirsten joyce)) allison, how is new hampshire different from iowa? ((allison warren)) well first of all this is a primary,
process we are used to of simply casting a ballot. secondly, independent voters in nh, which make up a large percentage here and can choose whether the want to vote democrat or republican so they may play a large roll in tonight's results/// ((kirsten joyce)) > remember... 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the season... both on air and online at las vegas now dot com. ///
in fact snow swirling across fifteen states and washington. d.c. so far, nearly a foot of snow piling up in places. ................ that cold canadian air is filtering down all the way down to the gulf and it will be a chilly and windy fat tuesday in new orleans for mardi gras today. ............ temps only in the mid 50s there.... and that's about where our morning temps are across the west right now... and highs in the 70s and 80s on
zika is transmitted by mosquitoes and is tied to birth defects in newborns. the virus has spread to at least 29 countries. the obama administration says 50 americans have returned to the u.s. infected with zika. /// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor >eastbound 215 will be down to three lanes for just over a year due to construction. the lane closures is in between mccarran and warm springs. starting tomorrow, serious lane restrictions will be in place on flamingo at mcleod due to sewer work. two left lanes in both directions of flamingo will close. there will be no left- turns
< > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > you've no doubt heard of the underground railroad that would bring slaves from the south to freedom in the northern territories. ((kirsten joyce)) but did you know the first underground railroad actually went south to a section of florida that offered freedom. it's part of america's untold journey as we celebrate black history month. by the late 1600s, slaves head south in search of freedom . james bullock - - in 1687 the first group of people arrived in st. augustine as what would have been called fugitives. they had escaped bondage from the english plantations in the carolinas. anthony dixon - i think it is important though, that the underground railroad first came south to florida. james bullock - we don't know how many people attempted the journey. we don't know how many failed. kathy deegan - it wasn't an easy, immediate path to freedom
florida they had to make it to st. augustine. it wasn't enough just to get to florida. but if they made it to the town and presented themselves to the governor., they would be given sanctuary . anthony dixon - they are given a choice. you can live in the florida wilderness , live as a maroon society, as you see fit they were also given a choice, if you would like to live under spanish rule, then you can live at fort mose. vo narr - in 1693, the immediate threat for spain was england and her growing carolina colonies. as word got back to spain that plantation slaves were seeking asylum in spanish florida, ... james bullock 00:08:21:10 - the king of spain created the edict of 1693 which to my knowledge and other scholars appears to be the first civil rights legislation in the new world kathy deegan - - as soon as word got to the plantations in
possibility of sanctuary after 1693 ...many people took advantage of that possibility to try and make it to florida. ((brian loftus)) > that story of the underground railroad is just one of many untold stories about the origins of the civil rights movement in america. for more... head to our web- site...las vegas now dot com. and our very own sharie johnson tells the story of african americans in the valley... who were the first of their kind. that airs at five o'clock... and our special america's untold journey...airs this saturday at nine oclock./// ((kirsten joyce)) > chipotle is focusing on food safety... ((brian loftus)) the restaurant's new strategy to improve food quality. ((kirsten joyce)) and super bowl winner peyton manning is backing a beer... the surprise budweiser got..
is saying sorry.. with free food. ((kirsten joyce)) and you may have thought it was planned.... but it was free advertising that peyton manning gave after the big win...... and it was worth millions... jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- red lobster has been implementing a turn around plan to boost slumping sales.. and now they're getting some unexpected help? good morning brian and kirsten! it was a wild day on wall street yesterday... at one point, the dow was down by 400 points... stocks bounced back and the dow finished the day 177 points lower. the nasdaq was down 79.// chipotle shut its doors for four hours yesterday for a company wide meeting about food safety -- chipotle say it will invest10 million dollars in local farmers that supply ingredients. sales have plunged in the wake of a norovirus and e coli
anheusser busch says it didn't pay peyton manning to say he'd be drinking budweiser after the big game -- but they're glad he did! the mention is said to be worth more than three million dollars in free advertising. an industry paper says manning own shares in two anhaueser busch distributors. q: and jill -- red lobster has been implementing a turn around plan to boost slumping sales.. and now they're getting some unexpected help? a: they're calling it the beyonce bounce! red lobster's sales jumped 33% this weekend after beyonce released her new song 'formation'. it mentions the restaurant chain in its lyrics. workers at red lobster already started to rename menu items after queen bee-- like the cheddar "bey" biscuits... and the drink.. the bey breeze. brian and kirsten?
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((michael stevens is live this morning with more on pedestrian safety)) ((kirsten joyce)) > a local lawmaker... headed to oregon to support ammon and ryan bundy. how she says she'll be getting involved in their fight with oregon authorities. ((brian loftus)) > looking after your pooch... while you're at work. how dogowners can make sure their pets are taken care of... even when they're not at home. /// < welcome to a brighter morning,
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning. it's 5-30. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. law enforcement agencies from across the valley.. are hoping to change a deadly trend. ((kirsten joyce)) so far this year.. 27 people have died on valley roads. the most recent.. involved a 27- year-old near 215 and decatur. ((brian loftus)) that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens with a closer look at what police are doing to help fix the problem. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... family and friends of the young man gathered last night.. to remember the 27-year-old. police say.. he was speeding on his motorcycle sunday night.. when he rear- ended a car trying to make a turn. but that wasn't the only death sunday... north las vegas police say a 2-year-old girl was killed crossing the street in front of her home.
van in near pecos and lake mead. the child's mother said the driver smelled the alcohol... and apologized before taking off. police say both of these deaths could have prevented.. if people took the time to stay safe behind the wheel: ((officer michael rodriguez // metro police: we as the police department cannot do this alone. we need participation from everyone in our community. to understand that while this is a police problem -- this is a community problem. it's our family members, our mom's our dad's kids who are getting killed on our roadways and that's simply unacceptable. )) ((michael stevens)) last year... metro police saw 124 traffic related fatalities.... and nearly 40- percent of those involved a pedestrian. in an effort to change the deadly trend the department is teaming up with other agencies... like the nevada highway patrol and henderson police department to address the issues on our roads. metro says they've analyzed the top factors that play a role in these deadly incidents. this month metro police says
adding officers to problem area's in the valley and doing enforcement. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael... you spoke with police... they must be fed up with these types of accidents. ((michael stevens)) kirsten... they really are. in our interview they called it devastating and unacceptable. police say... they're doing everything they can to stop the problem... now they're pleading with the public... asking them to follow the rules of the road. ((kirsten joyce)) > police say they are dealing with another problem on the roads... drivers are ignoring police tape.. and driving through active crime scenes.. ((((sgt. richard strader: i've almost been hit probably about four times working in a closed off scene by either drivers that just weren't paying attention or even drunk drivers.)) )) ((kirsten joyce)) last month.. one of our reporters caught drivers going through police
say a combination of flares, cones, and tape don't stop all drivers..... each situation is dealt with on a case by case basis. driving drunk or speeding could get a driver arrested or cited.... but if you're just confused....offic ers may let you go....but it'll come with a stern warning./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk it is such nice weather to be out walking and riding around... and i've noticed more people on the street and in the neighborhoods. we all have to be careful to watch for kids and people out walking their dogs... ............. gorgeous low 70s yesterday...even mid 70s in some neighborhoods. be careful with leaving your doors open, too. .............. right now, temps in the 40s and
in the 40 percent range... and light winds. ............. the spring fling continues on our tuesday with sunshine and extra warm temps closer to record highs than normal averages. we'll hit the 60s by noon and low 70s by the afternoon again. hit the water fountain again and again today kids! stay hydrated. your full weather now forecast coming up and we'll see how long the warm spell will last./// > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the p-u-c won't be meeting until friday. they were supposed to get together yesterday.. to discuss grandfathering in solar customers.. who were on the old net- metering rate. in december.. the p-u-c approved a 40 percent
this prompted solar companies to lay off hundreds of workers. if approved, some customers would not have to pay the new rates. as soon as the p-u-c makes a decision.. we'll bring it to you live and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > assemblywoman michelle fiore week.. she'll be supporting the bundy brothers and other militia members who are locked up, for their role in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge. fiore hopes to meet with ammon and ryan bundy... but she has no plans to protest. we're told they are looking for a peaceful resolution. a total of 16 people have been indicted in connection to the federal land takeover../// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < there are no major delays after a crash on westbound ann and centennial center near us 95 in the northwest. nhp is reporting a road hazard on southbound 95 and decatur.
careful as you head that way. > < > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > las vegas performers donnie and marie will be the main attraction at a new spot today... maddame ( tussauds! the stars will unveil their wax figures on stage for their first performance of 2016. the osmonds perform at the flamingo... after the figures are revealed, they'll be permanently on display at the venetian. this is a sneak peek of the figure donnie tweeted out. the figures were created last year...and involved nearly 300 body measurements to get the statues as accurate as
conditions caused a tour bus to spin out and flip over. several passengers were hurt. and along the coastline, powerful waves caused flooding./// ((sherry swensk)) > a cruise ship that was caught up in the storm...is expected to arrive back in the u-s tomorrow. massive waves and hurricane force winds confined passengers to their cabins. the ship left the new york area on saturday, heading to port canaveral, fl.///
plains and the midwest. .................. more than a dozen states are getting the driving snow with toals even up to 10 inches in coastal new england. martha's vineyard... cape cod... nearly a foot... boston more than 6 inches. there are power outages and road hazards. ............ new hampshire gets snow for the first presidential primary today... but it should be light and fluffy. ....... such gorgeous mild weather this week... and well above normal again yesterday. .. we had highs in the mid to low 70s and plenty of sunshine. ......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. ght now just below 50eeand feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of february! ........... the warm pattern is sticking around this week, your full forecast is coming up. > back to you./// >
((kirsten joyce)) > about a million people are expected to line the streets -- for a victory parade and rally honoring superbowl 50 champs - the denver broncos. businesses and fans started gearing up for the big celebration yesterday... the broncos defeated the carolina panthers 24-to- 10 sunday night... it was peyton manning's second super bowl win./// ((brian loftus)) > and people are celebrating in new orleans this morning... as mardi gras kicks off! (( music)) ((brian loftus)) last night... the crew of orpheus parade marched in the city with bands, floats, and beads. it's the city's second oldest parade, celebrating its 135th year here's a look at bourbon street this morning. trucks just drove through
((demetria obilor)) > trending this morning... starbucks wants to make your valentine's day a little sweeter. they released their special valentine's day drinks this week. there's the molten chocolate latte... which has chocolate chips melted into espresso...along with mocha sauce. then, there's the molten chocolate frappuccino...th e same thing, but blended with ice and milk. then the molten hot chocolate... the coffee free version of the treat. the drinks will only be available through valentines day.///
about starbucks now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > crash at cactus and dean martin. spaghetti bowl is moving really slow right now. southbound traffic is really crowded along the interstate. lane closures at las vegas boulevard and spring mountain. it looks like work here could be related to a sewer project. < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > at least nine people are dead... after two trains collided in
the trains hit head on during morning rush hour travel... at least 150 people are injured. police say the area is difficult to get to...and rescue helicopters are carying people on a rope across a river to ambulances. authorities say the crash occurred in a bend in the railway line... and the drivers just couldn't see each other... but will analyze data recorders to find out more information./// ((brian loftus)) > taking care of your dog... even when you're not around. ((kirsten joyce)) the new app that looks after your dog...while you're at the office.
reptar is an energetic lovable mutt. (julien lopresti/uses dog walking app) "she's probably the most loyal dog i've ever had." julien lopresti considers her a big part of his family. but for much of the day, he's stuck here, at his new york city office. (julien lopresti/uses dog walking app) "you're leaving your apartment at 7 am and sometimes not getting back until 7 pm. it's not fair to the dog to leave them that long." that's why he downloaded wag - an on demand dog walking app. with the push of a button he can hire a dog walker to go to his apartment on this day eleanor clowe got the job.. wag users are given a lockbox so the dog walker can get inside. it costs ten dollars for a potty break or up to $30 for a one hour deluxe walk. (julien lopresti/uses dog walking app) "once they start the walk, you get a notification you can follow them on gps and it tells you what happened during the walk." ( jamie yuccas/cbs news/new york) dog walking is a growing industry- bringing in some 900 million dollars a year. other apps like swifto and zingy recently launched as well. wag's new york city manager
puts walkers through a background check. (matthew kinzle/manager, wag) "we have a very tough vetting process//1:37 we hire less than one percent of the walkers that apply." clowe is a college student, she can pick and chose on each walk she accepts. (eleanor clowe/wag walker) "if i'm going to buy a new pair of shoes i'll take on like 20 walks in a day." (julien lopresti/uses dog walking app) "it's a lot of security in knowing the dog's been taking care of." less stress for both the dog owner...and his best friend. jamie yuccas, cbs news. new york. ((brian loftus)) wag isn't available here in las vegas yet...but the company plans to grow this year. right now, it's available in los angeles, san francisco, new york city, chicago & seattle.///
send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < if you hire someone else to walk your pooch, you'll miss this gorgeous spring weather! now if you live back east - then it's a luxury.. .. we had highs in the mid to low 70s and plenty of sunshine. ......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. .. right now just below 50 degrees and feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of february! ........... the warm pattern is sticking
> < > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > this morning... you might want to pick up a bagel for breakfast... it's national bagel day! at einstein brothers bagels...you can get a free bagel and schmear with any purchase today./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's also national pizza day! pizza forte at sunset station or the hard rock hotel and casino is giving diners a free slice... just mention "happy pizza day" when you order. about three billion pizzas are sold in the u-s each year./// ((brian loftus)) > the dmv wants more money for a program it axed. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00...