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metro got a call about a man screaming for help inside one of these apartments. neighbors also reported hearing gun shots. officers say they tried to talk to the man inside his apartment -- but he refused to come out. metro's swat team was called... and nearby neighbors were evacuated from their apartments. some stayed in a local school's gym -- while others slept in their cars overnight. it wasn't until just before 9- this morning when police arrested the man... and people were allowed back into their homes: ((nisha shepherd // lives in the neighborhood: yeah, it was kind of inconvenient but i'm glad that everything is settled now. now that i'm able to get back into the house i can conduct my life as usual.)) police say no shots were fired in the incident. in the last hour... swat teams were seen leaving the area. metro says now they're detectives are investigating. right now... there's no word on why this man decided to barricade himself... or the potential charges he may face. michael... what type of charges is this man
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especially since he s accused of stabbing a k- nine. ? kirsten... when asked... police wouldn't go into detail about potential charges... however, they did say there are specific charges they could file for hurting their k-9. ((kirsten joyce)) > two 15 year old girls are dead, after they were shot at a high school in a phoenix area suburb... just before eight this morning. ((tracy breeden/glendale police dept: "we don't believe that there's any outstanding suspects. these two young women were found next to each other. there was a weapon found beside them." )) investigators did not release the girls' identity.. or what kind of relationship the two had. they were found near independence high school's adminstration building./// ((kirsten joyce)) > happening now.. the public utilities commission. . is considering.. lowering rates.. for some solar customers. 8 news now reporter patrick walker is live at the p- u-c patrick.. this comes after there was major
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from the commission's decision to raise rates. kirsten... a new rate structure went into effect january 1. now... the p-u-c is considering modifying that decision. n-v energy had proposed to grandfather exisiting customers into the system for 20 years... but one of the commissioners has proposed a rate phase-out over 12 years. hundreds of solar customers... employees... and supporters chanted held a rally outside the building for several hours this morning. the goal... organizers say... is to make their voices heard... because they say the p- u-c hasn't been listening to them up until this point. to focus of the demonstrators has shifted away from n-v energy... and onto the p-u-c. i spoke with one solar customer who says there should also be some pressure on governor brian sandoval... because the commissioners are appointed... not elected. ((gary bouchard/solar customer: "we're at a turning point in the
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everybody, every country, every city, every state should be promoting alternative energy, and our governor is turning his back on the future.")) ((patrick walker)) the latest proposal calls for a phase-out of the net metering rates that were in place last year... over a 12-year period. a p-u-c spokesman tells me the rebates rooftop solar customers get will gradually go down over that time period. new rooftop solar customers would get the current rate at the time they apply to get into the program... they would not get the rates that were in place in 2015. that stood at about 12 cents per kilowatt hour... according to an n-v energy vice president. ((patrick walker)) a p-u-c spokesman told me earlier that this will wrap up today with a decision. public comment will end at 2:30... then commissioners will deliberate. kirsten... ((kirsten joyce)) that's a lot of public comment...
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be testifying today? ((patrick walker)) at last count... nearly 50 people had signed in. each person gets three minutes. comment began this morning at 9:30. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > it was a case.. that captivated the nation. we check in with robert meyers.. one year.. after his wife was shot and killed.. in a case of mistaken identity./// plus.. we'll check in on the candidates... fighting for your vote... as the latest debates.. heat up the campaign trail ((sherry swensk)) hope you're making some cool plans with your sweetheart for the weekend because these extra warm days will continue right through the weekend. with plenty of sunshine...we've got temps already heading toward 70 degrees at the noon hour! ............... we'll see how long this springlike warm weather is going
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forecast coming up! ((kirsten joyce)) > the
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polls and used last night's
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of them feels they are the better choice to win the nomination - this... as republicans focus on their front- runner...donald trump. weija jiang reports. weijia jiang hillary clinton and bernie sanders squared off in a debate thursday night - with each claiming to be the right choice to succeed president obama. ( hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "senator sanders said that president obama failed the presidential leadership test and this is not the first time he has criticized president obama." "i don't think he gets the credit he deserves." (sen. bernie sanders/(i-vt) presidential candidate) "madam secretary, that is a low blow." "one of us ran against barack obama. i was not that candidate." weijia jiang they candidates are sending that message to african-american voters who make up a large percentage of the south carolina electorate. (sen. bernie sanders/(i-vt) presidential candidate) "rich get richer and poor get poorer... in america today whole lot of this poor people are african america." (hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "i think under president obama, we have seen a lot of advances. the affordable care act has helped more african- americans than any other group." weijia
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side...the attacks were aimed at one man...donald trump. ( sen. marco rubio/(r-fl) presidential candidate) "negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience." (gov. jeb bush/(r-fl) presidential candidate) "you can push down donald trump a little bit by electing someone who's a solid conservative with a conservative record." ( donald trump/(r) presidential candidate) "all these guys, you know, the conservatives. i'm a conservative person. bush says, bush says, 'i do not believe he's a true conservative.' these people are stupid!" weijia jiang the publican candasreprepping for more face-to-face attacks as they meet again for the cbs news gop debate saturday night. weijia jiang, cbs news, greenville, south carolina. ((kirsten joyce)) > remember... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online. and don't forget to our special edition of politics now saturday at 8 o'clock after the republican debate. it will re-air sunday at 5-30./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's been one year.. since a local woman was gunned down in front of her home. we're talking to tammy meyer's husband.. about the case.. that took the nation by storm./// <
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news, this is 8newsnow at noon. ((kirsten joyce)) > today marks one year.. since tammy meyers was shot. police say the mother of four was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity. she died on valentine's day... two days later. the i-team's george knapp sat down with the victim's husband, robert meyers. in a candid interview, he opens up about his family's struggles. (( ((robert meyers - victim's husband: george knapp: financially, you've had a rough time. robert: oh, horrible time. george: is it hard to concentrate going to work or... robert: well, you cant really, you know. how do you, you know? i've got, like when my season starts this trial starts.)) meyers also details the moments when he heard his wife had been shot and the last words he said to her.
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nowsch, and his co-defendant, derrick andrews, are set to go to trial next month. tonight at 6 and 11, hear more from robert meyers as he opens up to i-team's george knapp about the pending trial and media scrutiny./// ((sherry swensk)) hope you've got the short sleeves and shorts ready for the weekend and you've made reservations on the patio somewhere for valentine's day... because the extra warm days roll on right through the holiday weekend. .............. some hazy skies with light to calm winds out there at noon. we really need some breezes to stir up the air and we'll get
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especially down the colorado river. ............... warm upper 60s right now have already surpassed our normal high of low 60s... and we're on our way to mid 70s again and even record-setting if we hit that 76. ............ the old record of 75 was set quite a while ago in the mid 1950s. sunrise closer to 6:30 a.m. and the sunset later is helping extend the daylight longer into the late afternoon hours now. ........... temps are reaching into the low 70s in laughling and near 70 in death valley. easy driving into southern california, over into arizona and up into utah today with this high pressure over the west. ............. phoenix is already at 80 degrees. not quite as hot in southern california... but temps will heat up to the
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day. ......... meanwhile cold air is in place across the midwest and great lakes... and especially the northeast with gusty winds. nice 70s have returned to today... but colder air is coming again for the weekend. ............ some high clouds moving through the west... and we could see a few of those today with likely even more tomorrow. the ridge will flatten just slightly into saturday and that will allow the northerly winds to set up along the river gusting to 30 mph or higher. .......... the cold snow is blowing again across the east... and icy conditions are keeping the east in the deep freeze. even wind chill warnings in place through the weekend and freezing spray off the lakes. ..........meanwhile we'll keep april like weather through the holiday weekend and even into next week with a slight chance of showers late next week. < ((weather toss))>
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nevadans a college education..
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the new scholarships w-g-u nevada is offering for aspiring teachers. <
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tackle clark county's teacher shortage. they're offering a full ride to locals who want to be elementary or secondary school teachers. wgu nevada is an online university designed to expand access to higher education for people in nevada... joining us now is spencer stewart.. the chancellor of wgu nevada.. --tell us about the scholarships? are they really a full ride? -- how many are you
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((kirsten joyce)) spencer stewart from w-g-u nevada.. thanks so much./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's valentine's day.. but love might not be in the air. how goodwill is helping you... get over your ex this weekend.///
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four... serious spending on valentines day why this years valentines day is expected to make an even bigger dent in your wallet this year also the pope is heading to mexico. the hot button issues the pontiff plans to address and how the country is preparing for the high profile visit./// ((kirsten joyce)) > valentine's day is on sunday! and hundreds of couples are planning on getting hitched. the county clerk's office is encouraging couples to complete the pre- application for a marriage license online... before coming into the office. valentine's day.. and the day before are typically some of the most popular days in the year to tie the knot. last year, clark county issued more than 16-hundred licenses over the weekend./// ((kirsten joyce)) > valentine's day is also known as single's awareness day.. and if you don't want to look at your ex's stuff anymore. then "don't hate, donate!" you can drop of your former significant other's belongings
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this funny campaign runs through valentine's day... you even get a funny sticker as revenge.. saying i dumped my ex's stuff! goodwill says valentine's day is a good time to start fresh so clean out the closets./// > that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter. have a great afternoon.///
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