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delta, keep climbing. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child
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where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask for you to caucus for me. thank you. ((dave courvoisier)) > happening right now... metro police are investigating a deadly shooting in southeast las vegas. thank you for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. it happened at an apartment
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vanessa murphy first broke this story and is live on the scene with the latest details. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) we were here as police were taping off the scene here in this apartment complex. we know one man was shot and killed and no arrests have been made yet. homicide detectives are on the scene right now investigating. here's video we shot earlier. these are the meadow vista apartments near karen and lamb. metro police say the call for help came in just after 9 tonight... he was taken to the hospital where he died. ((vanessa murphy)) as far as suspects, we are waiting for that information.... the homicide lieutenant is expected to brief the media here shortly. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, have you seen police talking with potential witnesses and have you had access to residents
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((paula francis)) > a man is fighting for his life tonight after he was hit by a car in north las vegas. it happened about quarter after six this evening near lake mead and rancho. north las vegas police say the man was not using a crosswalk when he was hit by a sedan. the driver remained on the scene and police were called. first responders rushed the pedestrian to u-m-c trauma with critical injuries: ((officer ann cavaricci/north las vegas police: so right now as the temperatures warm up we really want to caution that there is more people on the roadways walking around to and from home, work, and stores, shopping, so we want to remind them to make sure that they're using crosswalks and we want to remind our drivers to be vigilant in looking for those pedestrians.)) ((paula francis)) eastbound lake mead remained closed for hours as police put together their investigation. we asked if drugs, alcohol, or crash. police told us that is yet to be determined./// ((dave courvoisier)) > following up on our special report last heroin addicts in this country...we are getting a
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this problem is here in southern nevada. new numbers show that in the last 5 years the number of heroin deaths in clark county has jumped more than 130%...! patranya bhoolsuwan is here with how some local families are working to curb this trend: ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and these are local families who have all been affected by heroin in some way. an addiction that as we have learned tonight can either tear people apart...or bring them together to help solve this growing epidemic: < just a year after this picture was taken, 19-year- old reese engle passed away..from a heroin overdose ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "i look back and i asked myself everyday .. could i have done something different could i have tried something different.")) joe engle says like many parents of heroin addicts he was in the dark about the addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "he could have knocked me over with a feather when i first found out.")) today engle is working to help other families not make the same mistake. 3 years ago, he launched the las vegas chapter of the group ..."there is no hero in heroin". they put on annual events like this one tonight...
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addiction..one that 28 year old alicia marshal knows all too well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "it's so hard to stop because you don't want to be sick.")) an addict since she was a teenager, alicia got clean less than 2 years ago. she says for a long her time her family enabled her...and not until that stopped, that she realized she had to help herself get well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "family members will try to love an addict sober and all the love in the world can not save someone.")) ((natsound joe engle on stage)) joe engle says the goal of his organization is also help raise funds to help people going through rehab. an inspiration that came from a son who didn't have the chance to escape this cycle of addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heron addiction: "all the awareness that we have brought on all due to him so his memories is living on and he's making and impact in this world.")) > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and since engle launched his organization, he has paid for room and board at sober living houses for 15 people. he says next step is advocating
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and one day to open a recovery high school...one that can give full focus to teens trying to beat addiction. ((dave courvoisier)) this group is focused on helping families of those affected by heroin...what other advice do they give when it comes to parents whose children are going through this right now? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) what's interesting is in most of these cases we heard tonight..kids often get addicted to heroin after being hooked on prescription pills. so the advice is really for parents to watch out for that...of course a good idea don't give kids easy access to these pills at home .. and keep that communication open to tlk about the dangers of this addiction.// ((dave courvoisier)) > construction is now underway on rainbow boulevard between sunset and russell... and it's going to change the flow of traffic for more than a year. you're taking a live look where crews broke ground just a couple of hours ago on the project -- but not much action at the russell intersection right now. workers will be on scene every night for the next fifteen months between the hours of 9
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to three lanes each way and help curb flooding issues we see during monsoon season. drivers will have to deal with lane shifts, closures... and residual effects on alternate routes./// ((paula francis)) > severe weather sweeping through the deep south tonight... leaving a trail of damage. tedd florendo is here to show us how bad it was and also, a first check of our weather. ((tedd florendo)) tornadoes touched down in florida's panhandle and in mississippi... destroying more than a dozen homes, damaging a school while it was in session... and trapping others in rubble. tens of thousands of people were reported without power after the storms... no word yet if there were any fatalities... and the full range of the damage remains unknown./// ((tedd florendo))
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where we have numerous winter storm alerts as we have snow changing over to ice and a wintry mix through many states. ............................... ............... wake up forecast looks cool by morning, and certainly not freezing. dropping to the low 50's by 6 am and climbing back up to the 60's by 10 a.m. forecasted high around 76 and above average again. we'll be above average already by 10 am. more on your forecast coming up.> ((dave courvoisier)) > jailed rancher cliven bundy's family says we might have a better picture of his legal situation tomorrow. bailey bundy, cliven's daughter, told us on the phone that there will be a hearing for her father tomorrow. cliven is due to face a federal judge in oregon over charges stemming from the 20-14 armed standoff with b-l-m officers
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the elder bundy and his sons ammon and ryan remain behind bars in oregon. ammon and ryan are charged in connection to the occupation of the malheur national wildlife refuge. cliven was arrested on wednesday at portland international airport. bailey tells us her father is still making a decision on a public defender... and while his legal status is in limbo the family will continue to run the ranch as normal./// ((paula francis)) > an audit of the nation's teacher discipline tracking data has been ordered following an investigation by usa today network. an examination of the state's handling of teacher data earned nevada a "d" grade. when it comes to background checks, the report says nevada has strong state- level screenings before licensing... but fails when it comes to transparency... with no information online about teacher disciplinary actions. nevada also scored poorly on mandatory reporting laws... and in sharing misconduct information with other states./// ((dave courvoisier)) > more
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nominee for the supreme court after justice antonin scalia's sudden death. the constitution calls for the president to nominate a replacement... which the senate can confirm or deny. republicans want to delay a nominee until the next president is elected. campaigning upstate in elko today, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton predicted that the president will nominate someone who's already been confirmed to a lower court... to put political pressure on senate republicans./// ((paula francis)) > the las vegas team that won the hearts of all of las vegans can't shake the shadow of that chicago team. parents of the jackie robinson team is suing to get its u.s. title back. the title given to mountain ridge. chris maathuis has details coming up. honoring a dedicated metro officer who died suddenly and unexpectedly. the i-team's george knapp shows us why sergeant mike ford was especially beloved by those he worked with./// <
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flores: i was raised by my father. my mother left my family when i was 9 years old. things really went from bad to worse for me. this isn't just about numbers, this is about real lives. this is a system that isn't working for the everyday person. it's one of the reasons why i decided to endorse bernie sanders. nevadans are looking for people who are willing to think big, to be bold, and to fight for everyday people. and that's exactly what bernie sanders is doing. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. now at 11 with paula francis and dave courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now." > ((paula francis)) > a 20-year veteran of the metro police department will be remembered tomorrow by family and colleagues. ((dave courvoisier)) sergeant mike ford died on super bowl
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before he and his squad of detectives were to be profiled by 8 news now in a story about crime on the las vegas strip. ((paula francis)) ford was known among his peers for a wicked sense of humor and dogged determination in the pursuit of bad guys. the i-team's george knapp looks back at a remarkable career. (( )) mike ford: this is such a great (blank)ing job. that, in a profane nutshell, sums up why mike ford was a great cop. he loved it. it was his job but also his his job but also his calling--finding and arresting bad guys. and his final assignment--hea ding the patrol detectives who work the strip corridor, meant there was never a shortage of targets. a shortage of targets. mike ford: it resets every night. if we catch a couple of serious incidents, shootings, stabbings, robberies.... mike ford: what's going on? nothing? nothing? you been running from the cops tonight? look at me and be straight up and don't lie to me.
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loved what he did. detective bob whitely became ford's partner 11 years ago when both worked for metro's intelligence department. their assignment---pub lic integrity cases, or , as the i-team called it back then, a public corruption squad working in what has always been a target- rich environment. the team's first target was county recorder fran deane who had essentially put her office up for sale. ford and whitely had to plow through tens of thousands of documents to pursue the case. whitely: mike was a tremendous investigator. when mike was focused, he was dangerous. dean ended up pleading guilty and went to prison. whitely says the next target was umc hospital which was a hotbed of shady dealings. they again waded through mountains of paperwork then saw the ouster of hospital chief lacy thomas, who's case is still slogging its way through the courts. because of the sensitivity of the public integrity cases, then-da david roger handled them
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became friends with mike ford. david roger/former clark county da: he comes across as kind of a goofy guy but he was a wickedly smart investigator and he was like a dog and a bone. if he felt someone was guilty, he wouldn't stop until the investigation uncovered every rock. both roger and whitely say there was one official at the time who somehow eluded criminal charges. life. like his friend bob whitely, ford had served as an army ranger during the panama invasion. at metro, he worked his way up..including a stint with the gang unit. in 2006, he accepted a new challenge--proj ecting a beefed up police presence on the strip. sgt. ford set a high bar for his team. although he was highly regarded by his peers, he was better known for an outlandish sense of
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could feel at times the electricity of him getting wound he starts telling jokes. the next thing you know we are all laughing hysterically. ford was first and foremost a family man...father of three school age kids..coach of numerous sports teams. but the job took a toll on his health. nearly killed him. he wasn't expected to return to duty but defied the odds and won a plum assignment as the head of a team of detectives working the strip...all out action, high stress, confronting the most dangerous criminals las vegas could offer....when he died super bowl sunday, his detectives came to ford's home and carried the body to the coroners office. friends were crushed by the news but whitely says the memorial will be upbeat, filled with stories about mike ford's most outrageous antics. bob: he brought happiness into the world just from being around him, the cliche is he's one in a
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him will tell you he was one in a million mike: i haven't said (blank) yet.... george knapp 8 news now. > ((dave courvoisier)) the tall tales about mike ford's exploits will be told tuesday afternoon starting at 1 pm at the culinary institute. friends say they plan to wear sergeant ford's preferred attire -- shorts and a hawaiian shirt. we have more information on our website, including a link to a fund set up to assist ford's widow and three kids./// "from 8 news now, this is your most accurate weather now with tedd florendo." ((tedd florendo)) < >staying warm again with highs 15 degrees afternoon. comfortable. we also had some north breezes today which are now starting to die down more and will certainly be a lot calmer close to midnight. ............................... .... many neighborhood by afternoon
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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 alabama and the florida panhandle. ............................... ................. back west area of low pressure
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that high pressure to the east and bring wind, 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. ............................... ..................... 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. ((dave courvoisier)) > some of the best young soccer players in the world were in las vegas this weekend. ((paula francis)) they were here for the international mayor's cup. chris with more on why it's such a big deal. ((chris maathuis)) just the economic impact from over 550
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but we found a game featuring some young kids who are national players for their countries... playing on the big stage in vegas. plus... the mountain ridge little league team will forever be linked to that jackie robinson team in chicago.. and they're in the news again. i'll tell ya why coming up in sports. "from 8 news now, this is sports
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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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((chris maathuis)) the runnin' rebels are in colorado springs tonight getting ready for tuesday's game with air force. there's reason for hope from this unlv team.. especially if patrick mccaw continues to play like he is right now. this past week, he had "game of the week" type numbers... and his defense is awesome. todd simon/unlv interim head coach: "i think patrick is the best player in the league mano a mano in my opinion and he's shown that through and through when he can take other team's go-to guy and have them not have their best game maybe it changes everything and the flow of other team's offense." patrick mccaw ranks fourth in
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they'll need him tomorrow night when they face the falcons at 7... the game will be shown on cbs sports network. mountain ridge little league will forever be linked to that jackie robinson team, who was stripped of it's title for apparently cheating. little league eventually gave mountain ridge the title. now the parents of the chicago little league players are suing to get their title back. an attorney for the players' parents and coach says the parents submitted the proper documents and that the map submitted was verified as legal during the regional tournament: james karamanis/attorne y: "little league and jrw inc. allowed the tourney team to go to the white house, to go to world series, knowing of the potential problem plus in late december mr. keating cleared the jrw team from any wrong doing." little league says it stands by its decision from one year ago.. and says it's inappropriate to comment further while the legal process evolves. ((chris maathuis)) here at home... over 550 teams, from 30 states
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played in the las vegas mayor's cup. it's the nation's premier youth soccer tourney. and for the 9th year, it didn't disappoint at all. ((chris maathuis)) kids from 12 to 19 years old compete in this tourney.. lots of trophies 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, that's why we were here." ((chris maathuis)) but the focus of today rested on the young shoulders of these 16-year- old kids. l-a premier in white is the top youth team in the country.. facing germany, who is loaded with talented kids.. some already with shoe 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 usa team scores first... they went into this game with some butterflies... after all you're playing essentially a pro team from europe. jason pacas: la team: "we all started when we were nine years old and we've been building up
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team: "the coaches were telling us these german teams or european teams treat 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 economic boost from thousands of players, parents, coaches and others spending 4 days amid the lights is close to 20 million dollars. em." ((chris maathuis)) while the team scored first... germany came back to win 2-1... they they get the 10-day trip to spain. ((dave courvoisier)) > we're
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news music today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%
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and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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((paula francis)) > the state democratic party and the nevada hispanic legislative caucus will host a mock caucus training for latino voters at the east las vegas community center tomorrow at 5 p-m. you are invited to attend.
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and republicans next tuesday. we have also learned where democratic candidates hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders will host town halls on thursday... they will be at the "keep memory alive event center" on bonneville avenue and grand central parkway from 6 to 8... and 9 to 11 p-m./// ((paula francis)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all the latest information regarding the upcoming caucuses and general election on our website... las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're enjoying lower gas prices here in nevada... but nothing like what drivers saw in toledo, ohio today. competing gas stations were having a price war... that resulted in prices plummeting as low as just a penny per gallon at one point. a clerk at a pilot station said a computer glitch was to blame... then the circle k across the street dropped their price to compete. as you'd expect... drivers loved it: (( taylor kline/ filled tank: "i just filled my gas tank up from dead empty for 26 cents.
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she only gave me five bucks and now i need to go get my change. that's too funny." )) ((dave courvoisier)) word quickly spread on social media and after three hours the prices returned to normal. in toledo, that's about a buck-fifty./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. ((paula francis)) former late late show host craig ferguson is colbert's guest next on the late show. we'll see you back here tomorrow

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