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((chris maathuis)) > hundreds of soccer teams converge on las vegas... it's usa versus germany in one final. i'll take you inside the lines for the premier match of the tourney./// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((paula francis)) > thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. it seems like everywhere we drive lately.. there is road construction... this week.. add another major road to that list... ((paula francis)) a flood control- and- road widening project on rainbow between sunset and russell begins later this evening.. with it, lane shifts and closures. 8 news now reporter brittany edney joins us live from the area.. brittany... what's another way this project will impact rainbow boulevard?? ((brittany edney)) along with flood control, eventually rainbow boulevard will be widened so there will be three continuous lanes of travel in each direction from sunset to russell...
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crews prep roads along rainbow... a project that some aren't necessarily ready for. ((chris white, bartender, wahoo's you just hate it when something's under construction and then you're alternate route is under construction. it's like a maze.)) construction will affect one point three miles of rainbow boulevard between sunset and russell roads and will take an estimated 15- months to complete. ((lee ditterline, general manager, scooter's pub " that's a long time to be in construction on rainbow. rainbow is a huge huge outlook for a lot of people.")) the section will be reduced to one lane during the overnight hours of nine- p-m to five a-m daily, except for saturdays. there will also be lane shifts from 5 -am to 9- pm each day... with two travel lines open to traffic in each direction. which nearby businesses say they hope doesn't push their patrons away. ((lee ditterline, general manager, scooter's pub "i don't think it's going to be a big impact for us because our customers are really loyal and they like coming here, so they're going to find a way to come here." )) ((brittany edney)) "and it might be a positive impact on scooter's pub because literally a hotel is just yards away so guests might
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for convenience." ((lee ditterline, general manager, scooter's pub "they're not going to want to leave their hotel, so they will come over to our bar and have lunch and dinner over here. i hope that happens." )) ((chris white, bartender, wahoo's "for the long term, it's going to be good but for the short term, it could affect some people. but that's life, like my father said, sometimes you've got to take 1 step back to take two steps forward." )) benefits they hope are around the corner, not just down the road. ((brittany edney)) the project is being funded in part through fuel revenue indexing which takes a portion of what motorists pay at the pump to find critical transportation projects. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) brittany, how much are motorists contributing to the indexing? ((brittny edney)) dave, for every gallon of gas, nine cents goes to indexing... which is expected to raise about 700 million dollars for area projects through the end of
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((paula francis)) > we've been reporting on a police dog named nicky. the k-9 officer was attacked with a machete during a standoff on friday.. but the dog is expected to make a full recovery... despite some scary head wounds. take a look.... these are pictures of k-9 nicky provided to 8 news now by his handler, sergeant eric kerns. nicky is still wearing a cone while his injuries heal. but nicky is expected to go back to work in a matter of weeks: ((tom moore - k9 handler, metro pd: there aren't a lot of dogs that can take that kind of punishment; you know and be able to do their job the way he did. they are part of the family. they live with us. we spend more time with those dogs than we do sometimes our family.)) ((paula francis)) the suspect ..police say.. attacked nicky, is in custody... but the person's identity has not been released. it's unclear what criminal charges he will face but it is a felony to wound a police animal./// ((paula francis)) > and nicky has had an outpouring of support on social media... with people praying for his recovery. after we updated his pictures today and let people know he was
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included thanks for his service and more well wishes for him to recover and get back on the job. you can join the conversation on our 8 news now facebook page... and wish nicky a speedy recovery./// ((dave courvoisier)) > hillary clinton is campaigning in northern nevada today... extending her weekend stay in the state. she cancelled her florida trip... as the nevada democratic caucus race appears to be getting tighter by the day. the latest poll shows it's a dead heat between former secretary of state clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders. political reporter patrick walker has more. < ((patrick walker: "we're now just 5 days from the first in the west democratic caucus. both campaigns have been turning up their efforts as the race gets closer and closer.")) ((bernie sanders - (i) democratic presidential candidate: "this is a loud crowd.")) ((patrick walker)) bernie sanders' momentum is building. the most recent target point poll shows... he's tied with hillary clinton. his nevada campaign staff says that reflects what they've been seeing here for months. ((emilia pablo/sanders' nevada communications director: "we think that across nevada, people are feeling the bern, we feel
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excitement.")) ((patrick walker)) sanders' rallies have been been well- attended and the crowd... very diverse. hillary clinton... meantime... recently has focused on endorsements. ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate: "i want to tell you how proud i am to have the support of working men and women.)) ((patrick walker)) sanders' jump since the last poll has been significant. he was polling 23 points behind clinton in late december. that was the last poll conducted in nevada... a gap of more than 6 weeks. review journal columnist steve sebelius says polls here should be taken with a grain of salt. ((steve sebelius/review journal political columnist: "nevada's a notoriously hard state to poll, it's very expensive to do it right and even if you spend money, i've only known one or two people that have actually been able to figure out what the turnout model is that would give you an accurate prediction.")) ((patrick walker: "clinton is expected back in las vegas sometime this week... ahead of saturday's caucus. the campaign says the exact dates are still being worked out. as for saners... his campaign tells me he'll be here at least a few days ahead of the caucus... although the exact day hasn't
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in the newsroom... patrick walker... 8 news now." )) > ((paula francis)) > so how is the clinton camp taking on this formidable competitor? politics now anchor steve sebelius sat down with her national campaign chairman... he lays out why john podesta believes she has the winning strategy./ tedd florendo >the stretch of 70's continues, but now we're going to push it even more. how's 80's sound? followed by big winds and a brief cool down. don't miss the forecast straight ahead. <
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((dave courvoisier)) > nevada's democratic caucus takes place saturday, and the candidates and their campaign surrogates are all over nevada in the final push for votes. ((paula francis)) politics-now co-host steve sebelius sat down
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clinton's national campaign chairman, former white house chief of staff john podesta, to talk about the race. steve? ((steve sebelius)) the hillary clinton campaign says their rivals in the sanders camp have run a good, competitive campaign. podesta - who served as former president bill clinton's chief of staff and a top aide to president obama - acknowledged sanders has tapped into a vein of frustration among voters. but he said clinton is more prepared with specific, achievable plans to get to work on day one in the white house. ((podesta] you can make big promises, but you've got to put down real plans to make progress. so, i think our goals are shared. she wants to do big things. but i think she both has a history of getting big things done and she has the ability, i think, to put forward a strategy that will actually accomplish that. people are hurting and they need help right now. so it's not enough to make big promises, you have to have an
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)) one example podesta cited is health care, where the two candidates have very different approaches. clinton wants to build on the existing for- profit, insurance-based system to cover the minority of people who still don't have insurance. by contrast, sanders wants to replace that system with a medicare-for- all, single- payer plan, which would eliminate the need for insurance companies entirely. podesta says clinton has a better chance of getting her plan accomplished than does sanders. (([podesta] if you're going to try to say let's junk all that, let's start a whole new system, you have to look at whether or not you can do that without creating a lot of winners and losers and i think that's really what's at the heart of this. do we build on the success we've had or do we start something new? )) podesta also repeated the clinton campaign's latest theme,
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is focused almost entirely on income inequality and campaign finance reform. ((steve sebelius)) both candidates are expected to campaign in las vegas this week, including a thursday town hall centering on issues important to the latino community. we'll bring you all of that and special caucus coverage starting 4:30 saturday. ((paula francis)) will the democratic race by affected by the debate over replacing justice scalia now? steve: podesta addressed that, although we spoke before news of justice scalia's death broke. he stressed the importance of the election not just on policy issues, but on the legacy any president has in appointing justices, which could affect the trajectory of the court for
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((paula francis)) > remember... 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can stay up to date on everything political... both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > cashing in on companies trying to avoid court. in tonight's 8 on your side report ... michelle mortensen tells us about some big name brands offeing you big bucks in refunds all to avoid lengthy lawsuits..///
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narrator: for speaking truth to power in china... women's rights are human rights. narrator: and having the fortitude to keep government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. planned parenthood action fund endorses hillary clinton. just like the league of conservation voters for her bold plan to attack climate change. and the human rights campaign fund... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive. a progressive who gets results. i'm hillary clinton,
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way ... thanks to two big name companies settling class action lawsuits. ((paula francis)) we're talking about money as little as 5 bucks to as much as $500 potentially ((dave courvoisier)) 8 on your side's consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to tell us who's paying out and why ... plus has detaiils on how you can cash in. ((michelle mortensen)) settlements like these are pretty common....
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and it allows the companies to admit no wrong doing. but for you it means ... cold hard cash ... particularily if you've shopped at a michael kors outlets or bought blue buffalo pet food in the last few years. the michael kors outlet settlement over their price tags. the tags listed a suggested and then the outlet price. but customers claimed that was misleading and sued because the outlet products were made just been sold anywhere else. even though the retailer claimed the practice was legal ... it agreed to a 4.8 million dollar settlement. now anyone who shopped the outlet betweem 2010 and 2014 ... can cash in. now to the blue buffalo pet food situation. the company came under fire for claiming it's food was free of by products .. preservatives or other ingrediants. several competitors claimed testing proved that to be false and filed suit. blue buffalo says none of the
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anyway for 32 million dollars. now anyone who bought the food gets 5 bucks for every 50 dollasr they spent. ((michelle mortensen)) so how do you sign up? online. i've got links for you on our website. just go to the 8 on your side section. but you better act fast ... if you want to take part in the michael kors one. the dealine is the 18th -- that's thursday. ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo (( >staying warm again with highs 15 degrees above average again by afternoon. the evening hours have been comfortable.
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today which are now starting to die down more and will certainly be a lot calmer close to midnight. ............................... .... many neighborhood by afternoon reached mid to high 70's in the valley, with exception to the kyle canyon which was cooler today. very comfortable temps through the region with sam story expected again tomorrow before a brief cool down. ............................... ........... comfortable 70's around the region as well by afternoon. much cooler temps in the central part of the state with warmest temps in laughlin and death valley. ............................... ................ looking around the nation the best weather is here and in texas. colder weather in the upper midwest and over the midatlantic states where all the severe weather is at. storms popping up iwht the warmer temps in the deep south. ............................... ................... snow stretching from the pennsylvania up to boston. the rain snow line dropping and bring ice and sleet for the carolinas so it's going to be a busy night for those folks to the east. ............................... ................... meanwhile we have severe storms pushing through the deep south bringing tornado watches in
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............................... ................. back west area of low pressure to the coast will slowly push that high pressure to the east and bring wid, clouds and brief cooler temps and showers before exited east fairly quickly and temps recovering soon after. ............................... ............... wind advisory still in effect for the colorado river with gusts up to 35 reported earlier. it ends at 6 and not expected to be re-issued again tomorrow. ............................... .................. so here's what to expect this week. 80 degrees for the high by wednesday, the warmest of the year so far. breezy by midweek, then windy by thursday and cooler 60's. brief shower chances also return and the 70's back again. ............................... ........................ tonight expect cool conditions and north breezes up to 15 at times. 76 tomorrow and sunny. calmer winds tomorrow down to less than 10. no danger of breaking records tomorrow ............................... ........................ mid to high 70's tomorrow with some neighborhoods to the east getting very close to 80 by afternoon. cooler 70's in the foothills and northwest sections of the valley. ...............................
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extended showing 80's for sure by wednesday and possibly reaching a record that day. we cool off briefly thursday in the high 60's then recover to the mid 70's by late week. every state is being ordered to audit their teacher discipline reporting.... after a u-s-a today network investigation found that thousands of teachers who had been disciplined were not on the national database registry. school districts in every state report disciplined teacher problems to a database operated by the nonprofit national association of state directors of teacher education and certification. the hope is that districts can check that registry for any serious problems before hiring out- of- state teachers. but the investigation brought to light by u-s-a today... shows more than 14- hundred cases where teachers who permanently lost his or her license, did not get added to the database. the director of the database told u-s-a today they are now requiring every state to audit all their past submissions to make sure they are up to date. we've reached out to our school district to see where they stand
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((dave courvoisier)) > over 500 youth soccer teams are headin' home after a big weekend in las vegas. ((paula francis)) chris maathuis here with more on one group that really stood out. ((chris maathuis)) > that's right the l-a premier team was on center stage over at the 9th annual major's cup. there were facing a team from germany with kids who already have shoe contracts. plus... the runnin' rebels are strapping in for a date with the falcons. if history proves anything, unlv should have 'no' trouble. more next here on channel 8. < news music voice over: "from
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chris ma ((chris maathuis)) it's sad to see the weekly bracketology teams and the mountain west barely getting a sniff. joe lanardi's lastest bracket
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field. he's got two west coast teams... but only the aztecs from the mountain west. it's going to take somebody else winning the league tourney to get the invite... and even then it could hurt the league's regular season champ. this will be the 3rd year in a row that unlv hasn't sniffed an ncaa bid. their only hope again will be to get hot for a few days in march and win the tourney... like wyoming did last year. rebels are at air force tomorrow night.. then back home saturday versus reno. i have been asked about former unlv football coach and booster rich abajian's funeral service. and just in case your not aware and would like to attend... his service will be held this sunday at the south point arena at 11 am his family is asking that in leu of flowers, that donations be made to the southern nevada sports hall of fame scholorship fund. there might be a real cool golf event coming up june 7th here on channel 8. it looks like rory mcllroy and rickie fowler are ready to play a prime time golf exhibition with the early holes on the golf channel and the final holes in prime time on cbs, under the lights. unlike those early exhibitions
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this one would have a celebrity component to it. ((chris maathuis)) with over 550 teams, comprising of 30 states and 19 forgeign countries... the las vegas mayor's cup is the nation's premier youth soccer tourney. and for the 9th year, it didn't disappoint one bit. ((chris maathuis)) kids from 12 to 19 years old compete in this tourney.. lots of trophys and medals are handed on championship monday. teams have been kickin' it since saturday morning... this team from minnesota walked away a winner. xavier michel/players minnesota; "everything was beautiful, we played well and got the championship, thats why we were here." ((chris maathuis)) but the focus of today rested on the young shoulders of these 16 yeear old kids. l-a premier in white is the top youth team in the country.. facing germany, who is loaded with talented kids.. contracts. loius hiepen/german team;' "it's really cool the tournament is great we had a lot of fun with our team." mehmet ozdemir/german; "the people are very nice, the lights at night are beautiful, i love the lights." ((chris maathuis)) the competition was fierce as the
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they went into this game with some butterflies... after all you're playing essentially a pro team from europe. jason pacas; la team; "weall started when we were nine years old and wev'ebeen building up to 16's." daquan dawkins; la team; "the coaches were telling us these german teams or european teamstreat us like americans don't know how to play soccer so." bryan perez/la team;"beating a german team would be nice it would show how our game has developed right here in the u.s." ((chris maathuis)) there's more then a trophy and medal on the line in this game.. the winner gets an all expense paid trip to spain. roger taber; "top under 16 flight is sponsored by adidas, and the winner is going to real madrid and train with them for 10 days." ((chris maathuis)) so while dozens of teams in various age groups are crowned today... the real winner is las vegas, the economic boost from thousands of players, parents, coaches and others spending 4 days amid the lights is close to 20 million dollars. em." germany came back to beat l-a 2-1 dog fans love the westminster kennel club dog show... world.
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have an obedience event... they had to sniff out and fetch a dumbbell from a pile of identical dumbbells the dogs also had to fetch heart print pillows. 34 dogs competed in the first first obedience event of any kind since a non competitive demonsrations in 1956 thanks ((paula francis)) > the countdown is on for the 58-th annual grammy awards... right here on cbs. you can expect a wide range of musical performances... like show- opener taylor swift... adele, who hasn't performed at the grammy's since 2012... as well as kendrick lamar... who leads the way with 11 grammy nominations. it will also be a night of tributes... lionel richie will be featured... and lady gaga will pay tribute to david bowie./// ((paula francis)) > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. ((dave courvoisier)) see you tonight at 11. goodnight./// ((paula francis)) > what better
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this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- a school librarian from plainfield, indiana... a substitute teacher from fullerton, california... and our returning champion -- a bus driver and trainer from orlando, florida... whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny gilbert, and belated happy valentine's day to all of you.

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