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how soon the k9 officer will be back on the job.. kirsten joyce > and... awards... why people were upset with adele's not-so- steller performance./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. metro police are upset this morning... investigating another deadly crash they thay say could have been preventable. kirsten joyce michael stevens is live on scene near decatur and russell with the latest. michael? ((michael stevens)) metro police say the crash happened around 1:30 this morning. police say the driver of a cadillac ran a red light and smashed into a toyota going
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decatur and russell. police say the driver of the toyota was taken to umc where he died. police on the the scene say the driver of the cadillac might have been under the influence -- he did undergo a field sobriety test and failed. police say that person was arrested on suspicion of dui: (( sgt. richard strader/ lvmpd: totally bad choices that were made. we have statements that they may have been at one of the local clubs before coming here. they made some bad choices tonight.)) ((michael stevens)) police say they are getting a search warrant to process the drivers blood. police say the driver will be charged with dui -- dui causing death and running a red light. police say avoid this area of you can. because they expect to be here for the next few hours. here for the next few hours. demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no freeway crashes, but one out
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northwest at craig and rancho. construction underway in the northwest as contractors work on the county's beltway build- out project. no delays on the south beltway. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the las vegas strip is back open.. after a shooting. it happened just before two this morning at the intersection of tropicana and las vegas boulevard.. police say someone in a black sedan.. fired shots into another car.. striking the male driver and a passenger. the victim drove to the hospital.. and has since been released. police are currently looking for the shooter. as soon as we get new information from police... we'll update you./// ((brian loftus)) > a man is
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was struck by a car in north las vegas. it happened last night near lake mead and rancho. investigators say he was jay- walking when he was hit by a sedan. he was taken to the hospital.. and at last check is in critical condition./// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro k9 officer, nicky, seems to be in much better spirits.. after being attacked by a suspect with a machete during a standoff. the dog's handler, sergeant eric kerns, provided these photos to 8 news now.. he's wearing a cone around his head while his injuries heal.. it reads: i am a hero. k9 officer nicky is expected to make a full recovery.. and head back to work in just 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.)) ((kirsten joyce)) police say is in custody.. but no word on an identity just yet. it's unclear what charges he will face but it is a felony to injure a police animal./// sherry how's the weather today?
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a nice quiet morning with mostly clear skies and dry air and not too chilly. we hit those warm upper 70s
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high thin clouds around. overall it was a sunny and warm president's day. ............ right now we are dropping into the 50s... and winds are light. high pressure rules the west again today... quiet and very warm. ........... today we should have plenty of sunshine and look for warm upper 70s again, even near 80 in many neighborhoods. so kids hit that water fountain as much as you can today and have fun on the playground, but stay cool./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > who could forget the world series run the mountain ridge little league made in 2014? the team didn't make it to the finals... but was eventually awarded the championship... after the jackie robinson west
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was accused of recruiting players from outside their area. 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//attorn ey - "the children knew nothing about this. the boundary maps were submitted, the eligibility documents were submitted to the jrw inc. who submitted it to little league, and there was no problem with the children being within those boundaries until much later.")) ((brian loftus)) little league international says they do not plan to comment until after they've reviewed the lawsuit./// ((kirsten joyce)) > getting money back... after lawsuits are settled... ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen highlights two companies who are now returning money to their customers. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... grammy awards.. the stirring tributes to the legends we've lost.///
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headliner lionel richie took to the stage last night at the grammy awards.. ((kirsten joyce)) he was awarded the music-cares person of the year award.. ((sherry swensk)) the wasn't the only star- studded performance at the show hosted by ll cool j.. cool j.. ((demetria obilor)) taylor swift kicked things off with a steller performance of her latest single, "out of the woods." she won album of the year for "1989" ... and hit back at kanye west.. who in a new rap, said he's responsible for her rise to stardom: (( taylor swift: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. but if you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people sidetrack you someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world. ))
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speech, swift said she is the first woman to win album of the year at the grammys twice. ((sherry swensk)) and kendrick lamar-- the artist who went into the night with the most nominations.. also has one of the most talked about performances.. rapping about the black lives movement. lamar won 5 grammys including best rap album. ((kirsten joyce)) and adele made her big return to the grammy's last night: (( adele singing all i ask )) ((kirsten joyce)) adele sounded a little off her game... saying the mics on the piano fell on the strings, which made it sound out of tune. ((brian loftus)) the night was also jam packed full of tributes to legendary musicians we've lost: (( oh i break, break free now.. i'm free from your spell
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((brian loftus)) chris stapleton, gary clark jr., and bonnie raitt all took to the stage to remember the legendary blues player who passed away in las vegas over the past year.. ((sherry swensk)) the eagles and jackson browne also paid a heartfelt tribute to the late, glen frey, who died last month. (( singing take it easy )) ((sherry swensk)) they sang "take it easy" ... which was originally a browne song.. but it became the eagles debut single after frey tweaked the second verse. ((demetria obilor)) and perhaps the most anticipated tribute of the night.. was lady gaga remembering david bowie: (( lady gaga singing )) ((demetria obilor)) bowie died last month.. but he was at the grammys in spirit.. because lady gaga really channeled the rock star. she sang some of his greatest
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rebel rebel and let's dance. she wore costumes from bowie's ziggy stardust and thin white duke eras./// sherry how's the weather today?
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a beautiful morning with quiet winds and a few thing whispy clouds. we will have plenty of sunshine this tuesday. take plenty of water with you wherever you go and stay cool. ............ mother nature will waste no time warming us up well above normal again today. ............ right now we are dropping into the 50s... and just some upper 40s in a few neighborhoods and winds are light. outside the valley...
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some chillier 30s up in lincoln county and up to ely. ......... speaking of chilly... back east the cold air hangs on across the northeast... high pressure will deliver near record highs today... but that ridge will give way to a fairly strong system that will bring showers across the great basin and parts of the desert. it will also crank the winds to advisory level. ......... locally a high wind watch has been issued for the spring mountains for wednesday where downsloped winds could gust up to 65 mph or even higher across the ridges. ........... afternoon temps warm to upper 70s again, even near 80 in some neighborhoods. some changes are coming by tomorrow... thena slight chance of showers
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back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > you could have some cash coming your way ... thanks to two big name companies settling class action lawsuits. we're talking about money as little as 5 bucks to as much as $500. ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen is here to tell us who's paying out and why ... plus has detaiils on how you can cash in. ((michelle mortensen)) > you could have some cash coming your way if you've ever shopped at a michael kors outlet or if you've ever given your pet blue buffalo food. here's why. michael kors outlet settlement over their price tags. the tags listed a suggested retail price ... and then the outlet price. but customers claimed that was
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outlet products were made just for the outlet and couldn't have 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 between 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 ingredients. several competitors claimed testing proved that to be false and filed suit. blue buffalo says none of the claims were true but settled anyway for 32 million dollars. now anyone who bought the food gets 5 bucks for every 50 dollars they spent. 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 ...
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the deadline is the 18th -- that's thursday. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// if you have a consumer problem.. call michelle on the hotline.. (702) 650-1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash on eastbound tropicana at us 95. lane shifts begin tonight on us 95 at stephanie street bridge for construction work. early tomorrow morning, southbound 95 in the area will close so crews can move a crane. here's a live look at the stephanie bridge. lots of work underway in the area.
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back to you! ((brian loftus)) >signs warn of closures, but you say nothing ever shuts down. ((kirsten joyce)) demetria got on the job and got some answers, in "what's driving you crazy?" ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
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probably hitting the "dislike" button on this story. ((kirsten joyce)) the social media company was just hit with a class action lawsuit over its birthday reminders. a florida man says facebook sent him unauthorized text messages about his friends' birthdays... claiming it violated the telephone consumer protection act. get this-- he wants 15- hundred dollars per message! facebook
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demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor marcia says, "road closure signs have been flashing on sunridge heights pkwy. and green valley pkwy. at carnegie st. since christmas. can you find out what's going on?" marcia, developers are building homes in the area. as part of that work, crews are using explosives and/or gas pressure to break rock and dig up the ground; it's called blasting. the city of henderson tells me the builders periodically close the road during the blast and reroute traffic. when it's all done, the road reopens.
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crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > if this school was in nevada.... they would definitely be showcased in our what's cool at so program.. ((kirsten joyce)) the nasa mission these elementary students embarked on.. that made history./// ((michael stevens)) 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
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to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. 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,
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talking about a deadly crash at decatur and russell > kirsten joyce > plus... the bundy battle continues in a federal courtroom today.. the charges he's facing.. not connected to the oregon standoff. brian loftus > and... they sounds like shoes of the
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footwear.... that could help improve your health and even golf swing./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. we're following breaking news from overnight. one person is dead.. after an early morning crash. ((brian loftus)) it happened at decatur and russell.. and that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens. michael.. what can you tell us? all four corners of the intersection are blocked off because of this deadly crash. ight now... metro's fatal detail is processes the scene. officers say the crash happened around 1:30 this morning. they say the driver of a cadillac ran a red light and smashed into a late model toyota
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here at decatur and russell. police say the driver of the toyota was taken to umc where he died: ((sgt. richard strader, lvmpd: the driver of the cadillac showed signs of impairment, failed field sobriety tests, and was taken into custody for suspicion of dui. we're now obtaining a search warrant for his blood and he'll be booked for those charges. as well as dui death and running a red light.) )) police believe both cars were going about 45 miles per hour around the time of the crash. metro police say they do expect to be out here for a good amount of time. they recommend to avoid the area of you can. demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash at craig and rancho is gone.
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and it's at eastbound tropicana and us 95. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > there will be caucus training today for the upcoming events in nevada. the state democratic party and the nevada hispanic legislative caucus are hosting a mock one for latino voters .. it's taking place at 5 pm inside the east las vegas community center. democrats caucus on saturday... and republicans a week from today. 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 pm./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and don't forget- 8 news now is your local
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you can find all the latest information regarding the upcoming caucuses and general election on our website... las vegas now dot com./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk nice quiet morning with clear skies here at home... but let's go to our live pictures out of florida this morning where people will have some clean-up to do today. this suburban area zoned for horses torn up by high winds from thunderstorms. ...............
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we hit those warm upper 70s yesterday and had just a few high thin clouds around. overall it was a sunny and warm
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right now we are dropping into the 50s... and winds are light. high pressure rules the west again today... quiet and very warm. ........... today we should have plenty of sunshine and look for warm upper 70s again, even near 80 in many neighborhoods. so kids hit that water fountain as much as you can today and have fun on the playground, but stay cool./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > nevada rancher cliven bundy is set to appear in court today. his hearing is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon. a federal judge in oregon is expected to determine whether bundy should be released from jail .. pending trial in las vegas.. he's facing charges for the 2014
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bundy was arrested last wednesday... after arriving in portland.. to join his sons at a standoff there. ammon and ryan bundy are both in jail.. facing charges connected to the occupation of a wildlife refuge building./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a person is dead after he was shot in what police are calling a "brazen shooting". it happened last night at the meadow vista apartments near karen and lamb. police say it started with a confrontation in a parking lot... the victim was shot and was able to run a short distance. he was taken to the hospital where he died. police believe it could be gang related.. if you have any information, you're asked to call crime stoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > snow.. sleet.. rain.. and tornadoes. ((brian loftus)) the severe weather.. a powerful storm.. caused up and down the east coast. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. many of us played with crayons in elementary school.. but these students.. are building something for nasa. the satellite.. they created for the space agency.///
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reporter george knapp of the i- team. it wasn't too long ago metro brought back some retired homicide detectives to give a go at some cold cases. you have an update for us? george knapp: yep, they are diving right into the cold case files. and we have two they want to emphasize now. one is a 1993 murder of a lady named rosemary phoenix, very vivacious single mom. she was a dealer working at the mirage, came home from work one night, and someone had disabled her garage door opener, which is how she usually got in her house. so she parks her car, goes in the front door, and there was somebody lurking inside right behind the door. it was a horrible murder. i've seen the crime scene photos and had never been released. but police believe it was very personal, it might be someone she knew. they have eliminated most of the
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some dna evidence, they just need a little bit more to push them over the edge. we spoke to rosemary's daughter melody, first interview she has ever given, and she is appealing to the public for some help with this case. melody phoenix: no such thing as tiny. even if you knew her. there's something about knowing something and having someone die horrifically. even if tis just she thought this guy was weird. call the detective and let him know they are willing to investigate it right now, that could be what puts my mind at ease for the rest of my life...tearing...so yeah anything would be really helpful kirsten, and there is another 2nd case that you are focusing on as well. 2nd case that they think, this
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2 guys dressed in drag go into a 7-11, the whole thing is caught on video, they try to do a robbery, and on the way out, one of them just casually shoots this lady. she is there, she is 6 months pregnant, it's valentine's day, and she was waiting for her husband to get off work. it killed her, it killed the unborn infant, they are pretty sure they ,know who did this. they just need a little more info, so they are hoping people will check this story out and maybe somebody will come forward with additional tidbits of evidence. kirsten: great, and these are tuesday & wednesday at 11 o'clock. george : right. kirsten: thank you very much george. > ((brian loftus)) > parts of the south are cleaning up after severe weather, including tornadoes, tore tornadoes, tore through the area. ((sherry swensk)) several homes and buildings in both florida and mississippi were damaged by suspected twisters monday. at least 16 twisters were
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one man in alabama rode out the tornado in the hallway of his home: (( bo brantley/ flomaton, al resident) "we got in the hall and covered up and our head just swelled up just the pressure and we heard all the rumble and then just like that it was all gone" )) ((sherry swensk)) that same massive storm system --covered roads and streets from the carolinas to new york --in snow and ice...making travel tricky. flight aware reported more than one thousand flights delayed or cancelled monday and the travel headaches could continue today./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk a beautiful morning with quiet
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we will have plenty of sunshine this tuesday. take plenty of water with you wherever you go and stay cool. ............ mother nature will waste no time warming us up well above normal again today. ............ right now we are dropping into the 50s... and just some upper 40s in a few neighborhoods and winds are light. outside the valley... plenty of 40s and 50s, too, with some chillier 30s up in lincoln county and up to ely. ......... speaking of chilly... back east the cold air hangs on across the northeast... high pressure will deliver near
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but that ridge will give way to a fairly strong system that will bring showers across the great basin and parts of the desert. it will also crank the winds to advisory level. ......... locally a high wind watch has been issued for the spring mountains for wednesday where downsloped winds could gust up to 65 mph or even higher across the ridges. ........... afternoon temps warm to upper 70s again, even near 80 in some neighborhoods. some changes are coming by tomorrow... thena slight chance of showers chance of showers tomorrow night and a little cooler. demetria, how are the roads this
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((kirsten joyce)) > the british airways plane that caught fire on a runway last year... is being fixed and will resume flying. this is what it looked like when the left engine caught fire. 157 passengers and 13 crew members safely evacuated the jet. last month repairs to the aircraft started with a tent around the fuselage. now... the jet is no longer covered... and smoke damage gone.. british airways says a team from boeing is repairing the plane... and it will be back in use when stringent checks are completed... no word on when this could be./// ((brian loftus)) > a local group is headed to mexico this morning... to see the pope. about 50 members of saint anne's catholic church are holding mass at 7-30... then...afterwar d, they're immediately loading onto a bus...at heading down to juarez. the pope is on a five day trip to the country... and will be visiting juarez tomorrow. that city is across from el paso, texas./// ((brian loftus)) > nevada drivers are getting excited.. about gas for under 2 bucks.. ((kirsten joyce)) but... some people in ohio got quite the shock at the pump. why it only cost them pennies..
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((norah ahead on cbs this morning, we'll talk with jeb bush about his brother joining the campaign trail and donald trump's increase in attacks. plus- entertainment tonight's kevin frazier has all the big moments from last night's grammys. and our conversation with fashion designer zac posen. the news is back in the morning.
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school got quite the homework assignment: build a satellite and get it into space. nasa says they've become the first elementary school to successfully build and launch a satellite. it launched into outer space on a rocket in december... and is now aboard the international space station. the tiny object - known as a "cube sat" for its size and shape - is just big enough to hold a camera. they'll find out if it works next month.. when it's deployed from the i-s-s.... it should beam back images of earth every 30 seconds for up to a year. it cost about 50- thousands dollars to build the satellite.. and the school and students had to raise all the money./// ((demetria obilor)) > it seems like at least once a day... people are posting online about the continuing drop in gas prices.. but no matter what we pay here in las vegas.. we can't beat this.
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price war... and drivers were paying pennies just to fill up. it all started because of a computer malfunction... dropping them to just 49 cents per gallon.. then down to 19 cents. well.. the station across the street got in on the competition.. and also went down to just 17 pennies. the battle of the prices only lasted for about 3 hours before
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk a beautiful morning with quiet winds and a few thing whispy clouds. we will have plenty of sunshine this tuesday. take plenty of water with you wherever you go and stay cool. ............ mother nature will waste no time warming us up well above normal again today. ............ high pressure will deliver near record highs today... but that ridge will give way to a fairly strong system that will bring showers across the great basin and parts of the desert.
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advisory level. ......... with this warm weather - it's more like spring skiing so don't forget about our ski report on las vegas now dot com. ........... afternoon temps warm to upper 70s again, even near 80 in some neighborhoods. some changes are coming by tomorrow... thena slight chance of showers tomorrow night and a little cooler. then back to mid 70s by the weekend.
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((kirsten joyce)) > the us surgeon general is spending another day in flint, michigan today... ((brian loftus)) doctor vivek murthy is meeting with citizens, health officials, faith groups and advocacy organizations. data released by the state of michigan says high levels of lead are still being detected in tap water in some flint-area homes. on monday, the leader of the n-double- a- c-p issued a call to arms.. if michigan's governor does not take action within 30 days./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor
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delays in the spaghetti bowl. us 95 and eastern is slowing down. seeing some activity on the southbound side. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > move over smart phones.. the newest high tech device.. goes.. on your feet. ((brian loftus)) how these shoes.. can help improve your workout.. and even your golf swing.///
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((kirsten joyce)) > this morning.. a labrador retriever is a big winner..
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westminister kennel club's first ever obedience competition. "heart" had to sniff out and fetch a dumbbell her handler touched from a pile of identical dumbbells. she had to sit in a group while her handle circled the ring without her. heart was one of 34 dogs who competed./// ((brian loftus)) > we've had smartphones.. now.. we have smart shoes. a samsung start-up just unveiled its "i- o-fit" shoes. they have sensors embedded in them.. that can detect balance and posture, the information will be sent to an app, that will over tips for improving your workout or your gold swing./// ((kirsten joyce)) > after the grammy awards wrapped up.. james corden headed to the set of the late late show with justin bieber. (( corden: how good was ll cool j? bieber: did you see when he did this? he licked his lips! corden: greatest moment of the whole night! i loved it! bieber: he's a real stud. corden: i love it.
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me and you, we;re at a place now where we finish each others ... bieber: you know what i mean? sentences. corden: that's the one.. sentences.. because every time i'm about to say something you jump in and just bieber: say it. what?????? )) for more of the late late show .. tune in weeknights at 12:37 am right here on channel 8./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, february 16th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." the bush brothers reunite on the campaign trail amid new taunts from donald trump. we'll talk to jeb bush. teachers accused of
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kids for sex. how are they finding new jobs in the classroom? kendrick lamar makes a powerful political statement and taylor swift makes history. we begin this morning with a look at "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> you have to be careful. we have an unstable guy in nuts. he's an absolute disgusting liar. >> the gop race gets ugly in south carolina. >> just going on about how i'm the most horrible person in the world, because i keep repeating the things he said. >> how does it feel to be back together. >> still got it. still bring it. >> george w. bush trying to turn the tide for his brother jeb in south carolina. >> i want to remind you what our good dad told me one time, labels are for soup cans. >> the future of the supreme court affects practically anything that you are concerned about. >> the political fight to pick the next supreme court justice is on. >> if you go 5-4 the other way you could see the second

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