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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. developing overnight... two people are displaced... after a fire damaged their home near lake mead and sloan early this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) it started in a shed in their backyard at around 3-30... fire crews say it quickly spread and damaged the mobile home. both people inside are okay but one dog was killed. red cross is assisting them this morning./// ((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. police say they've located the van...believed to have hit and sunday... ((brian loftus)) and that girl's father...says the suspect girl's father...says the suspect is also behind bars. 2-year-old evelyn green was killed near lake mead and pecos... police say the driver took off after the crash. ((kirsten joyce)) the little girl's father said officers do have their suspect, and that the man turned himself in. we have yet to get that confirmation from police...but this comes as a big relief for the girl's family. ((brian loftus)) right now the family says they are preparing for evelyn's funeral.
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you can find more information on our website las vegas now dot com/// ((kirsten joyce)) > somerset academy is responding... after a former teacher was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate contact with 12 -year- old girls. north las vegas police arrested former music teacher william crawford this week. they accuse him of harming 2 girls while teaching at somerset academy. somerset issued a statement last night... they say he worked for them less than three months back in 2012, and didn't know about any claims against him when his employment ended.. if you have any information regarding this case...you're asked to call crime stoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and overnight... an officer was sent to the hospital after police say he was kicked by a suspect. it happened just before 1 this morning near buffalo and summerlin parkway. they say a teenager was naked, jumping on a vehicle and acting aggressive toward police. they say he kicked an officer after he was taken into custody. both the suspect and officer went to the hospital for evaluation.///
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police officer is dressing up as a heart today...to make sure yours keeps beating. the department's promoting pedestrian and driving safety on the most dangerous streets in the valley by putting on the costume... the officer will be at boulder highway and sun valley avenue from eight to three. and at noon, they'll be at flamingo near arville. officers will be crossing the road and if drivers don't follow the law, they'll be issued citations./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < nice shot looking out over the city and the strip from our rio
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our rio camera... ............. clear skies and mild temps again this morning... after hitting those extra warm 70s on tuesday. another beautiful spring day in las vegas and southern nevada. .......... this morning we are cooling off to the 40s around the valley. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75 degrees! >
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demetria./// < demetria obilor >no accidents on your freeways, but watch out for a hit and run crash at eastern and owens.work isn't over along eastern between sunset and warm springs. this is part of the county's paradise- whitney interceptor project.
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back to you. /// brian loftus > mccarran is the 9th busiest airport... but it's getting some first-class recognition. kirsten joyce for the first time since the recession mccarran saw its most amount of people... in 20-15 also last year... j.d. power ranked it among the highest in the country for customer service. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens spoke with top airport officials about what's leading up to all the success... michael, what did they tell you? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... people here at mccarran say the airport is constantly evolving. last year... mccarran welcomed 45.4- million people... making it the third busiest year in the airport's 67- year history. airport officials tell me they've seen an uptick in both domestic and international travelers.. in fact this year, the airport says they're working with the
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visitors authority to attract more people from overseas. inside the terminals... they're even working on transforming some current gates to make them fitted for international passengers. they're expected to open next year. ((christine crews // spokesperson, mccarran international airport: mccarran has always been an airport -- that's under construction in transition. we're always trying to stay ahead of the curve. as we have more and more passengers coming through here. so with that we're constantly improving not only our customer service but also our facilities... )) ((michael stevens)) workers at mccarran say they're thrilled with the growth... but say there's been some growing pains along the way: ((christine crews // spokesperson, mccarran international airport: as we see more and more people coming to our airport we're starting to see some of the pressure points. security screening is taking a little bit longer because we have a higher volume of people coming through... so we're really encouraging people to arrive earlier than maybe they did a year or two ago because there's more people. ))
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says they're constantly looking for ways to improve... one of those is the way they communicate with passengers... coming up in our next half hour... we'll hear about some of the ways they're using social media... especially during high profile incidents. brian, kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) michael... any word on how much of an economic impact the airport has in our area? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... according to applied analysis... a local company that analyzes data... the clark county department of aviation generates about 9-hundred bucks per second for back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > donnie and marie osmond have new twins in las vegas...
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they revealed their new madame tussauds wax figures last night. it's part of the push...for the museum to put a local focus on the attractions. the official unveiling is today at the wax museum. the musicians will be there to fans./// ((kirsten joyce)) > fixing the water emergency in flint. ((brian loftus)) the plea for help...michigan's d-c. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. trump and sanders are celebrating this morning. the number of points that separated them from their competitors.. and the impact new hampshire's primary will have.. on the rest of the race. ((brian loftus)) building out the 215. what crews are up to... and how everything will look when it's done. demetria has the details in
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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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volunteer job for everyone.. but it's the perfect fit for one las vegas woman and her loving companion. becky gang is our acts of kindness recipient this week... she's done pet therapy work for 15 years in the valley. and it's at nathan adelson hospice where she and her loving two year old long haired german shepherd... "panzer" roam the halls once a week.. providing comfort. (( becky gang/ acts of kindness recipient: i've been to many facilities in las vegas and i always come back here, this is my home..... its about the quality of care the patients gets, and the volunteers here, so its been a wonderful fit for me )) ((kirsten joyce)) we managed to surprise her with our award... that part is coming up at six- oclock./// adlib weather chat
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sherry swensk < clear and mild again this morning... after hitting 73 for the official high yesterday. those extra warm 70s on tuesday. another beautiful spring day in las vegas and southern nevada.
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we are on the winter watering schedule through the end of the month with just one day a week assigned to you, but you can hand water any day you'd like if your lawn is looking thirsty during these warm days. .................... look for near record temps in the warm 70s for the rest of the week... and into the holiday weekend. . meanwhile very cold air and winter snow swirls through the eastern u.s. and across the east coast again today. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75 degrees! ............. this pattern hangs on for the week and into early next week with very warm temps in the 70s! > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the new
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wrapped up last night with two very clear winners... ((kirsten joyce)) for republicans...vo ters chose donald trump...with ohio governor john kasich finishing in second place. on the democratic side, bernie sanders defeated hillary clinton. ((brian loftus)) this morning... we're live with allison warren in manchester new hampshire... allison? allison allison is live in manchester... after donald trump and bernie sanders won the new hampshire primary. new hampshire is condisered better than any other state at choosing someone who's going to go on and do well for the rest of the primary season. now most of the republican candidates are headed to south carolina..
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focus on nevada. ((kirsten joyce)) > who are the
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night's primary? allison ((kirsten joyce))
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we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... both on air and online./// ((brian loftus)) > house democrats in washington d-c will hold a hearing today on the ongoing water crisis in flint. the city's mayor will testify. meanwhile, the michigan governor will ask legislators for 195 million dollars to address the crisis... and 165 million to update infrastructure including lead water pipes...across the state. the team investigating the crisis for michigan's attorney general says criminal charges could be filed./// brian loftus > let's get a check
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kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > work is underway on the centennial bowl interchange. crews are working to create new ramps that will link us 95 to 215...henderson, work continues on racetrack road. crews will widen the road from boulder highway to athens avenue. bike lanes will be added, as well as a new road bridge at newport drive. < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > valentine's day is just around the corner... ((brian loftus)) how much guys in relationships typically spend... to treat their sweethearts. ((kirsten joyce)) plus, a robot, getting a license to drive... why google's driverless cars are
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((brian loftus)) > no person needed... self-driving cars legally qualify as drivers... ((kirsten joyce)) and ikea is recalling ceiling lamps... jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- there's a new survey about valentine's day spending--- and there's one group that's ready to shell out some big bucks? good morning brian and kirsten! stocks finished lower for a third day in a row... but the losses weren't too bad. the dow fell 12 points. the nasdaq dropped 14.// google's computers... just got their driver's license! u-s safety regulators have determined that the computers controlling google's self- driving cars can qualify as drivers. this is seen as a big step for companies like google--- that
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self driving cars on the road./ ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps -- the hyby and lock models. the plastic clip that holds the glass shade can break, which means the glass can fall and shatter. over a million have been sold in the us and canada.// brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- there's a new survey about valentine's day spending--- and there's one group that's ready to shell out some big bucks? a: millenial men want to spoil their sweet heart. nerd wallet surveyed thousands of americans about valentine's day. on average--american s who are celebrating plan to spend about 180 dollars. millenial men will shell out a lot more than that... 371 dollars on everyting from gifts to meals. brian and kirsten?
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> now let's turn it over to crazy? /// demetria obilor > last september, the county broke ground on its northwest beltway build out project, which will turn 215 from craig to hualapai into a fully- functioning freeway. channel 8 viewer, dennis, wanted to get an idea of what things would like when everything is done. here's a drawing of the finished product. the lights at lone mountain and ann will be replaced with interchanges. according to the county, everything is proceeding on track and should be finished by july 2018. right now, crews are laying the
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the west side of 215 between lone mountain and ann. they're also starting to form the new bridge for the lone mountain interchange. two former gravel pits at lone mountain are being turned into stormwate detention basins. at ann, you'll notice that traffic has been shifted to make construction. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > rocking out in las vegas. ((brian loftus)) the tickets for some top performers...goi ng on sale this week. /// ((((amanda: i felt like it was wrong.
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((((amanda: i felt like it was wrong. i know my rights as citizen. )) ((kirsten joyce)) > the woman...who says she was beaten by a police officer.. speaks out for the first time. why she says she's suing the whole department. ((brian loftus)) > kicking a ball... inside of a ball! the new sport "bubble soccer" is a big hit. how you play the game... and where you can check it out in the valley. /// < 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. the red cross is helping two people who are displaced after a fire damaged their home... it happened early this morning near lake mead and sloan. here's a live look at the scene this morning... ((kirsten joyce)) it started in a shed in their backyard at around 3-30... fire crews say it quickly spread and damaged the mobile home.
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one dog was killed../// ((kirsten joyce)) > the woman who claims she's the victim of police brutality...is now implicating the entire department. ((brian loftus)) and she's speaking out for the first time...only to 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) amanda ortiz says former metro police officer richard scavone beat her in january of last year. since she complained, scavone has been fired and indicted federally for excessive use of force and obstruction of justice for lying on a report. ortiz is now suing scavone, the at the scene for monetary compensation for injuries she says she sustained. ((amanda ortiz/claims former anything for me. nobody's helping me with anything. i've been doing everything on my own and i just feel like there should have been more services or something. they say technically i'm a victim but how am i a victim when nobody is reaching to me. i'm reaching out to everybody.)) ((kirsten joyce)) scavone was wearing a body camera and ortiz says the video helps back up her claims. 8 news now requested the video through freedom of information, and the department refuses to release it right now citing a pending criminal case.
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office, which is now handling the case, says it would not prevent metro from releasing the video. ortiz and her attorney both say they want the video released to the public./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are searching for two people...who they say shot and killed a man from inside a parked pickup truck. it happened yesterday afternoon...nea r mcleod and desert inn. police say the victim and another man were arguing... when he opened fire. the victim was taken to the hospital where he died. a woman was also inside the truck at the time. police say this may have been a dispute over money and that the people knew each other. if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((sherry swensk)) > southern nevada could be getting some drought relief...come spring. the above- average snowfall in the rocky mountains this season... should mean more water for lake mead. water levels at the lake have fallen steadily for the past 15 years. levels fall about 12 feet per year on average -- and that coupled with warmer winters -- has experts watching every drop. forecasters say there could be
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which could also bring water to our area... to help us stay slightly above average./// ((sherry swensk)) > this weekend, you can check out red rock for free. all fees are waived for saturday, sunday, and monday in honor of presidents day. other fees, like overnight camping and group day use, will remain in effect. ... if you miss this weekend, the next free day is in september./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry...
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clear skies and mild temps again this morning... after hitting those extra warm 70s on tuesday. another beautiful spring day in
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.......... this morning we are cooling off to the 40s around the valley. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75 degrees! > < lets get a check of traffic with demetria. >
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delays beginning in the spaghetti bowl on southbound i-15, which is slowing down the merge from 95 south. > < > back to you. ///
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virus, growing in the united ((brian loftus)) the latest move in washington d- c... and the status of zika in southern nevada. ((kirsten joyce)) and going gender neutral! the new line coming out at target... that doesn't target boys, or
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((kirsten joyce)) > there's a new sport popping up..and as mark albert explains...playe rs aren't just having a ball - they're inside of one. when these players face off they get knocked off their feet. it's a new sport called bubble soccer and it's a big hit. (sot steven segerlin/washin gton, dc) '"it's hilarious this is actually a great game if this was a league i'd be for sure
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it on social media, steve segerlin got a team together. "they have these videos of people getting knocked out and who doesn't want to do that on a saturday." like traditional soccer, the goal is to get the ball in the net - although at times it looks less like soccer and more like bumper cars. despite appearances organizers say it's mostly injury free. (sot ryan schuman/bubble ball md) "they get up laughing and it's just no holds barred going at it." ryan schuman and john millhausen bought their first bubbles in 2014 and now average 30-40 rentals a month. (sot john millhausen/bubb leball md) "we've had eight year olds up to 80 years olds play we've done corporate events kid parties." (stand-up bridge mark albert/cbs news/washingto n, dc) "playing soccer wearing 20 pounds of plastic not as easy as it looks. this one's pretty see through, but not all of them are." (sot jake rasmussen/arlin gton, va) "it's impossible you can't see anyone i was identifying my teammates by their shoes that's about all you can do." (sot segerlin) "the balls are very
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all your heat is retained by them it's like being inside a thermos." the short bursts of play give everyone the chance to catch their breath. a crash course in fun - bubbling up in cities across the country. mark albert cbs news washington ((kirsten joyce)) > bubble soccer was invented in europe a few years ago and is now spreading quickly throughout the us.... if you're interested... there are teams in the valley... we posted a link for more info on our website, las vegas now dot com.///
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sherry swensk < mostly clear skies as we look to the east this morning from our red rock camera... just a hint of some high clouds in the sky. another beautiful springlike day in las vegas and southern nevada coming our way... with plenty of sunshine. .......... sunrise is earlier and closer to 6:30 now... and sunset after 5 p.m. .............. this morning we are cooling off to the upper 40s around the valley. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75
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the east united states will stay very cold and snowy again today... while the west basks in the sunshine and temps in the 70s and 80s again for the desert. > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > federal health officials will be in washington, d-c today to brief lawmakers on growing concerns over the zika virus. yesterday -- officials in delaware, pennsylvania, ohio and indiana -- all reported having cases of the virus. so far -- over 60 cases of zika have been reported in more than a dozen states, as well as the district of columbia. here in southern nevada, two people have been tested...one test has come back negative and the second one is still pending.///
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> travelers --aboard a battered royal caribbean cruise ship-- are expected to return home to new jersey tonight. the ship was headed to florida over the weekend when it got caught in a powerful storm. royal caribbean says the wind speeds the ship endured were higher than what was forecast./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > sewer construction at flamingo and mcleod is going to slow you down for about a month. no through traffic on mcleod at flamingo. two, left lanes in both directions of flamingo will
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no left- turns will be allowed. work will continue through march. < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > now it's time for our pet of the week. this is patriot. he's 1 year, 6 months old he's some type of terrier. his adoption fee is 200- dollars. animal foundation 702 384-3333.../// ((kirsten joyce)) > helping liberated slaves after the civil war... ((brian loftus)) the unlikely source that provided education...to help
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this morning... forget the pink and blue... target is launching a new bedding line for kids...and it's gender neutral. the pillow fort collection will feature tree and bicycle themes in neutral colors... there will be over 12-hundred pieces of furniture, toys, and bedding... that aren't specifically designed for boys or girls. it's due in stores february 21st. the retailer removed the boys and girls signs from its toy and bedding aisles last year. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > time to get your tickets this week! two musical acts just announced performances in las vegas. ((brian loftus)) hall and oates will be coming to m-g-m grand garden arena in september. tickets go on sale friday morning at ten. prices start at 35 dollars./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and jennifer lopez is adding new performances to her residency at planet hollywood. she's adding 19 more shows, primarily in july, august, and december.
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ten oclock, too... j-lo just debuted her residency last month./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < some high clouds out there but they will disappear through the morning. mild temps again this morning... after hitting those extra warm 70s on tuesday. another beautiful spring day in las vegas and southern nevada. .......... this morning we are cooling off to the 40s around the valley. ....... the air is dry and the winds will stay mainly light and variable today. highs will once again reach to above normal temps and could even set a new record at 75
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week! > < lets get a check of traffic. >
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accident on pecos and warm springs. > < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > sometimes of sources. that was certainly the case for a community of recently freed slaves in a small florida town. bleak future... that is until a group of nuns showed up on a mission of education. ((brian loftus)) it's part of america's untold journey as we celebrate black history month. narr - little africa was a community of new freed blacks that settled in st. augustine after the civil war. although they were skilled farmers, high rates of illiteracy would surely condemn life of hard poverty. ending this, would require
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sister thomas- joseph mcgoldrick - we came in 1866 at the request of bishop augustin verot. he asked for 8 sisters that would come. father tom willis - i wish you to understand and clearly that it is for the blacks and for them alone that i have the sisters of your order come to my diocese. sister thomas- joseph mcgoldrick - and he made it very clear that they were coming to teach the liberated slaves. that that would be their work here. father tom willis - when they arrived they knew no english so they had to learn the language, they had to learn the culture of st. augustine as it existed in the years after the civil war. sister thomas- joseph mcgoldrick - when they started to teach here they taught children, you know. and only boys came to school originally. but it wasn't too many weeks later that the little girls started to come too and the parents would send the children. and at night we taught the adults. narr - despite their good works, it wasn't long before the sisters were caught in the rising tide of racial segregation. sister thomas- joseph mcgoldrick - it was illegal to teach black people.
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about, you know, educating black people. even after the civil war, even after they were free. in 1916 three of our sisters were arrested and it was on easter sunday and they were arrested over at st. benedicts.. the order to arrest them probably came from the governor, narr - these noble sisters became revered by the people they were sent to help. sister thomas- joseph mcgoldrick - the first nun who died here, the black ladies from the cathedral parish .. they took over the funeral. they said "these women came for us, we're gonna take care of this funeral" . and they did. ((kirsten joyce)) to learn more about america's untold journey and the significant role the people of saint augustine played in the civil rights movement... go to our web page las vegas now dot com... and don't miss our special this saturday at nine oclock./// ((brian loftus)) > a simple mistake.. costs a valley man thousands of ((kirsten joyce)) and the worst part.. it didn't have to happen.
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8 on your side's michelle mortensen explains the cheap fix that could have prevented everything. ((brian loftus)) > plus... blame it on bruce! the reason it's the boss' fault that two little girls were late to school.... and the excuse that caught event springsteen's attention.///
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overnight... fire forces 2 people from their home.. and takes the life of their beloved pet. we've got the new details. brian loftus > plus.... governor sandoval is stepping in the solar battle... how he is trying to cool down rate hike. > and... an unusual sight in the middle of the road.. the sweet way officers are raising awareness for traffic safety./// < 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.
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