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specifically the silver state's' teacher shortage. hundreds of thousands of students, but not enough teachers. thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. in clark county alone, the school district needs about 7- hundred teachers. and recently, the governor's office signed an emergency regulation to help with the shortage. 8 news now reporter, tony smith is live at the clark county school district headquarters. tony, how is the new recruiting program going ? ((tony smith)) the school district rep told me, it is too early to tell how successful the governor's provisional licensure program or arl-- for short will be. but he did said his team has already hired double the amount of teachers compare to last feburary - meaning more teachers in the classroom. < ((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "oh my godish, i love teaching in las vegas..." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) dominique de biasio is a first-year teacher at hal smith elementary.
((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "when i came in, i knew we were a high need region. we are the 5th largest school district in the nation. we have to fill those classrooms." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) right now, there are hundreds of thousand of students, but not enough educators in the classrooms. ((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "everybody i talk too, i am like, hey you need a job? we have plenty of them." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) in 2015, the clark county school district lost about 16- hundred teachers. ((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "we really need good teachers. and we need people, who are going to stay." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) recently, the governor's office gave school districts the ablitity to offer provisional teaching licenses. ((michael gentry, interim human resources chief for ccsd)) "so, we are starting to see the tracking and i think a certain percentage, maybe the bulk of is thanks to the provisional licensing." ((michael gentry, interim human resources chief for ccsd)) "last year at this time, we hired 22 people. today, this month, so far this month, we have, same time one-year later. we have hired 42 people." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) and for ms. de basio, she has this message for everyone. ((dominque de biasio, hal smith elementary)) "we have to start caring about the next generation. because they are the one who are going to shape las vegas and
the country." > ((tony smith)) in addition to the governor's emergency licensure program -- school district officials are trying some unique ways to get more teachers... reaching out on social media sites like facebook... plus recruiting out of state.. a recruiting trip is scheduled in about 3 week to detroit, michigan. reporting live - at cc-sd headquarters -- tony smith 8 news now. ((paula francis)) > metro police say a "broadcast storm" is what caused an outage in its 9- 1-1 system earlier this month. the deputy chief who oversees the communications center says the system may have been overloaded with information. 9-1-1 calls were dropped and once calls were transferred to henderson and north las vegas, the wait for some callers could have been up to 50 minutes. the department says it has put several measures in place to try to make sure a 9-1-1 failure never happens again.... but there is no guarantee./// ((dave courvoisier)) > one
early this morning. metro responded to the intersection of decatur and russell just before 1-30. investigators say the driver of a cadillac ran a red light and crashed into a toyota killing that driver. police say the driver of the cadillac failed a field sobriety test... and he's been taken into custody on suspicion of dui./// ((dave courvoisier)) > and about 20 minutes after that crash... two people were shot near the strip. officers say someone in a black sedan shot at another care near las vegas boulevard and tropicana... hitting the driver and passenger. the victims drove themselves to umc and have since been released. if you have any information about this shooting... you're asked to call police or crimestoppers./// ((paula francis)) > republican presidential candidate jeb bush will make a stop in nevada ahead of next week's caucuses. he'll be hosting a town hall at the sun city summerlin desert vista community center this sunday... at 5-30. after that...
for a town hall in reno on monday./// ((paula francis)) > back here at home... the democrats will kick off the first in the west caucus on saturday. but before that... hilary clinton and bernie sanders will continue their push for support here with a town hall on thursday. that will be at the "keep memory alive event center" downtown... from 6 to 8 pm./// ((dave courvoisier)) > with the countdown on to the nevada caucuses... nevada democrats and the nevada hispanic legislative caucus are making a push to gain the latino vote. 8 news now reporter brittany edney joins us now from the east las vegas community center. where they are holding an event tonight... brittany? ((brittany edney)) dave...policitica ns are all working hard on earning the latino vote... and today's event aims to connect nevada democrats with the latino community. organizers say they're really encouraging the latino community to get out and vote this election season... not to mention the fact the politicians understand how influential the latino vote can be. democrats say tonight's "get out
that attendees are educated and informed about the caucus process. n-v dems say they've tried to reach out to the latino commuty by hiring bilingual field organizers...hos ting bilingual caucus trainings with local elected officials... and by launching a spanish version of their website. elected officials say they hope the community takes advantage of opportunties like this one to learn more about the caucus. (( nelson araujo, 8:01:00 "more than anything, we just want our constituents to know that voting is easy, and the caucus is fun and we will hold a very important and critical role in selecting the next democratic nominee.)) some of tonight's featured speakers included u-s senate democratic leader harry reid and congresswoman dina titus. ((brittany edney)) and since we got here, there's already been a steady stream of people heading into the building... including an area student who says she wants to have a say in
((dave courvoisier)) and along with education... tonight is also centered around making sure potential voters are prepared, correct? ((brittany edney)) attendees tonight can also preregister so that way, they'll have everything in place and be ready to go on saturday... dave ((dave courvoisier)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters leading up to this weekend's caucuses.. and through the general election in november. you can find all the latest polling numbers and headlines on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// ((paula francis)) > we're getting a brief break from the unusally warm weather... but above average temperatures could be back early next week. tedd florendo is here now with a first look at the forecast. < tedd florendo warm outside right now with temps in the 70's this afternoon and above average
we broke a record in los angeles today with temps in the 90's and hot. ............................... ........................ evening planner shows temps mild in the high 60's and close to 60 by midnight. mostly clear and calm this evening with big winds tomorrow. ............................... .................. we have 2 weather alerts for wind which we'll talk about more coming up in your most accurate weather now forecast. ((dave courvoisier)) > with a record number of visitors coming to las vegas, local leaders are looking at better ways to move people around the strip. ((paula francis)) one idea is to close off part of las vegas boulevard ...and turn it into a pedestrian mall, another is to build more pedestrian bridges. 8 news now anchor paul joncich is here with details. ((paul joncich)) this became a hot button issue the minute dozens of pedestrians were mowed down outside the paris hotel december 20th. i talked with a police officer who actually told me he's
often.....given how exposed pedestrians are and how crowded it can get on strip sidewalks. today county commissioners discussed the idea of closing off part of las vegas boulevard to traffic and turning it into a pedestrian mall. similar to bourbon street in new orleans and times square in new york. but strip properties are against the idea. a different proposal is to build more pedestrian bridges. commisioner steve sisolak said it would make no sense to do both. ((steve sisolak/clark co. commissioner: "we're going to be asked to spend 15 milion dollars to build two new bridges on las vegas boulevard which clearly we don't want to do if we're going to close em off and make it a pedestrian mall. it will eliminate the need for doing that sort of thing. so i think we have to pick one path or another as we ask you to continue to spend more money on las vegas boulevard." )) ((paul joncich)) today they decided to shelve the pedestrian mall idea. instead, they will move forward with the process of building two new bridges over las vegas boulevard. one would go between the bellagio and paris. the other just north of the mgm grand.
make it easier for people to get across the strip, and eliminate traffic backups while motorists wait for pedestrians to clear the crosswalk. together, the bridges, that will include elevators and escalators, will cost about 15 million dollars. if everything goes according to plan, the new pedestrian bridges could be operational in about two years./// thanks ((dave courvoisier)) > coming up... protecting your smartphone. smartphone. michelle mortensen lays a rumor to rest... and explains how following it could leave you without a phone.///
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just about everyone has a smartphone these days. it's estimated 101 million
people in the u-s alone use one. ((paula francis)) but over the last few days ... people have been running into some crazy, unexpected problems. like their phones shutting down .. and not powering back up... or getting unusual error codes. well, 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to explain what may be happening ..
((michelle mortensen)) we are in the midst of the great iphone crisis of 2016. 2 big problems are creating controversey ... but get this ... both are avoidable. the first problem is the iphone hoax that is destroying your phone. someone had the great idea of tricking folks into changing the year on their iphone to 1970 to launch quote "wild results". well when people did it ... they noticed their phone quit working. here's why ... doing that reboots your phone ... and rendereds is useless for all time. so ... word to the wise .. don't do that!! the second problem people have encountered is something called error 53. it pops up on your screen after updating your ios. this problem isn't associated with a hoax though. turns out it's likely popping up because you went to an unauthorized repair center for your phone at some point. it could have been something as
several i-t publicantions explain the error pops up as a security measure for touch i-d ... into a brick. apple support has encouraged people who've enoucntered this to contact them about an out-of- warranty repair." ((michelle mortensen)) so what's the take away for you. pretty simple ... don't mess with the date on your phone ... and be careful who repairs it if because ... if you aren't careful ... your $600 handheld device will be nothing more than a paperwight. news music voice over: "from 8 news now, this is your most accurate weather now with tedd florendo." < tedd florendo >another gorgeous day with temps in the straight now. winds have also slackened quite a bit down to less than 10 with
colorado river. it's about to get even windier though the next few days. ............................... ........ here are your weather headlines. we have wind alerts to talk about that have been issued. spring-like temperatures are still sticking around even with a slight cool down ahead. near 80 tomrrow and we also have slight shower brief shower chances. ............................... ............ mid to high 70's this afternoon with warmer temps over to the east side of the valley where we're lower in elevation. cooler up in mount charleston in the inthe 60's late day. temps are still riding about 1o or more above average for many valley neighborhoods. ............................... ................ regional temps this afternoon were warmer in areas like laughlin and death valley with the warmest temps.
day in the central part of the state. ............................... ................... we a high wind warning for the spring mountains that starts tomorrow at 10 am through thursday. forecasted gusts start at 50 then up to 60 by thursday. for the valley and most of the region we have a wind advisory that's expected to be our windiest day with gusts up to 50. ............................... ................. when to they start? calm early then winds by late morning and late day get breezier. thursday will be our windiest day which is showin ginthe mulitiple red and purple colors. especially for the mountains. then calming more by friday. ............................... ............... here's what to expect. breezy later on wednesday. gusts up to 50 in the mountains tomorrow. showers later are possible. thursday strong winds. cooler near 70. slight shower chances wednesday night and thursday a.m.. mountain snow expected with highest chances above 7,000'. ............................... ......... 50 for the low with cool and clear conditions. light winds and above average for our low and high. tomorrow expect a high of 79 warm and breezy. the record is 81 and more clouds expected. ............................... .................... neighborhood highs tomorrow in the low 80's through many parts
over to the west side and northwest sections. ............................... ............. extended forecast shows those clouds. shower chances will be brief. then warm back to the 70's and above average with more tranquile weather this weekend. ((paula francis)) > local families... making the trip to see the pope. most ... us-mexico border./// < (("you're watching 8 news now at
war between republicans and democrats in the senate continues... over a sudden vacancy. justice antonin scalia's supreme court chair and bench were covered in black today.. a somber reminder of his unexpected death over the weekend... president obama says he will nominate a replacement.. as required by the constitution.. but senate republicans have vowed to block any nominee. somesay that could backfire on them: ((chris edelson/professor, the school of public policy at american university - "it could play into this theme, republicans as obstructionists. this isn't the first time this has happened, the government shutdown, debt ceiling.")) ((paula francis)) a judge declared that scalia died of natural causes... after talking to doctors, and his family requested no autopsy.
home in fairfax, virginia. the details of a funeral service have not been released./// ((dave courvoisier)) > hundreds of agents are being added along the us- mexico border ahead of pope francis's visit tomorrow. officials are expecting massive crowds... making security an even bigger undertaking. ken molestina got a bird's eye view of some of the preparations. > "we're concerned primarily with public safety.' "the masses of people on the border area." "we have with our aircraft a birds eye view." director rudy maldonado with customs and border protection's air and marine unit took us up in the sky for a look at what they're calling the hot zone over the next few days. rudy maldonado/ cbp air & marine unit "we're going to be watching. see something say something campaign is alive and well. " he says authorities along the border have had 2 months to prepare for a papal visit that law enforcement in other areas have previously had up to year to plan for.
below during the papal visit a 7 mile stretch of border will be shut down and it is expected that upwards of a million people will gather along the mexican side and the texas side." with so many people congregated in such a small area local and federal authorities. "we're going to follow the rio grande down" .will be standing by for anything from illegal border crossings to large scale attacks. "it's pushing to test all of our capabilities." one things for sure ---all those gathering at the papal mass in juarez and the tens of thousand at the sunbowl for the simulcast --- will have plenty of eyes on them from above. "it's a matter of us watching things that people don't even think of."/// ((dave courvoisier)) > following mass at a local church this morning... a small group packed up their bags and hit the road.. making their way to mexico to see pope francis. ((monsignor gregory gordon // pastor, st. anne's catholic church: we're all going down there. we're all going to be down there at the mass in juarez. we're there to learn -- to follow and to share the good
((dave courvoisier)) > a grammy hiccup... plus a ufc star breaks her silence. those are just some of the things people are talking about online. demetria obilor is here now with "what's trending". > and everyone is still talking about the grammy's.....especia lly, adele's performance... issues... ((singing : )) people took to social media to complain about the issues and the quality
during her performance of "all i ask". some people said adele looked distracted and the usually flawless singer sounded flat--at and the usually flawless singer sounded flat--at least on t-v. c-b-s says there was a five-to -eight second issue with the broadcast... but it was outside their control... adele says the piano mics fell onto the piano strings...and made it sound out of tune. the audience gave her a standing ovation. earlier today, ufc fighter ronda rousey made an appearance on the ellen degeneres show, and opened up about her knockout oss to holly holm this past november.
shares how she felt after losing her first ufc match: rousey: 2:57 - "i was in the medical room and i was down in the corner, and i was like..what am i anymore, if i'm not this? and i was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself.." 3:03 rousey says her boyfriend, ufc star travis browne, helped her overcome her suicidal thoughts. rousey is not retiring... she wants a rematch with the women's ufc bantamweight champion holly holm. she says she wants to beat her and make everything right again... that's it for what's trending. back to you... /// ((paula francis)) > metro k9 officer nicky is doing great in his recovery from a recent attack. metro sent us this video of nicky today. his handler took him to his area command... but only to get him out of the house for a bit. nicky is still not yet back on duty. last week he was attacked with a machete while taking down a barricade suspect... but is expected to make a full recovery and get back to work./// ((paula francis)) > and the well wishes keep pouring in for nicky. so many of you are sending him
hoping for a speedy recovery. if you haven't already.. you can do so on the 8 news now facebook page./// ((dave courvoisier)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// ((patrick wker)) both sides >> pelley: an election prediction from president obama:to >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> pelley: also tonight, violent weather in the south, including a tornado on an interstate. >> >> it was, basically, like the "twister" movie.y: e >> pelley: extreme weather iso, being fueled by el nino, and tonight we'll look at the effects from the u.s. to africa, where millions are threatened with famine.en >> people haven't been able to plant the crops that they need to survive.
for america's top dogs. >> it doesn't get any better. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. late today, the president weighed in on the political phenomenon that is donald trump. president obama was answering a question at a news conference today, and he did not mincet words: >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is, because i have a lot of faith in the american people, and i think they recognize that being president is a serious job. it's not hosting a talk show, or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard.le >> pelley: well, republicans