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the suicidal thoughts fighting superstar ronda rousey faced after last year's loss... and why she's still on top in < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((dave courvoisier)) > 9-1-1 calls taking upwards of 50 minutes to connect... instead of the usual seconds. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis... earlier this month... 9-1-1 callers had good reason to worry.. when the service experienced an outage that put them on hold. today though... we finally got an explanation. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now reporter vanessa murphy is live at metro headquarters with what they found. ((vanessa murphy)) metro police say they don't know how many 9-1-1 callers were affected as a result of this failure because information was wiped out when the system was reset. this was compared to resetting something like your cell phone to a factory setting - think about your computer crashing and
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this case we are talking about the 9-1-1 system where lives could be at stake here. this 911 outage occurred on february second for about six hours. at first, people calling with emergencies may not have been able to get through or their calls may have been dropped....accor ding to the department... once metro transferred calls to the henderson and north las vegas call centers - there was still a significant wait...possibly up to 50 minutes. deputy chief charles hank tells us although it is not definitive, the "broadcast storm" is the likely cause... ((deputy chief charles hank/metro police: even though we do not know or have a definitive reason for the cause of the disruption of service, we have enough information to better prepare against any future failure of the system. simply put, today our system is stronger as a result of our thorough look into this matter.))
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deputy chief if metro received any reports or knows about anything that went terribly wrong as a result of someone calling 9-1-1 and not being able to get through or waiting for an answer while they needed help... he said no. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're still more than a year away from the presidential elections... but you're probably already being bombarded with t-v ads for candidates. presidential campaigns are shelling out a lot of money as the caucuses approach. as political reporter patrick walker shows us... a few candidates are responsible for the majority of the ads. ((patrick walker: "both sides have dished out some pretty serious money so far in the presidential race here in nevada. but... the big spenders have been hillary clinton and bernie sanders.")) ((bernie ad nats)) ((patrick walker)) the campaigns have released a barrage of ads... trying to saturate the airwaves. ((bernie sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.")) ((patrick walker)) filings with the federal communications commission show until last week... bernie sanders has out-spent hillary clinton 2-1 in nevada...
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((hillary ad nats)) ((patrick walker)) but not to be outdone... hillary clinton has gone on a spending spree as of late... as the race has turned into a dead-heat. she has now out-spent sanders overall in the campaign... 3- point-3 million to 3-point-2 million dollars as of tuesday... according to a s-m-g delta survey. in las vegas... we've calculated the two spent 1 and a quarter million dollars each over the past 2 weeks alone. ((marco rubio nats)) ((patrick walker)) republicans are spending money too. most noteably... marco rubio. based on f-c-c filings... his campaign has spent about 115-thousand dollars on ads over the last two weeks in las vegas. he's also spent the most statewide over the entire republican race... at 560- thousand dollars. ((patrick walker: "so... what's next? clinton and sanders will be back in town thursday for a town hall at the lou ruvo center thursday at 6 p-m. meanwile... republican candidates have started announcing events this weekend... leading up to the caucus on tuesday. in the newsroom... patrick walker... 8 news now."))
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> we're your local election headquarters... you can stay in the loop on everything politics this election year by going to las vegas now dot com./// ((paula francis)) > pope francis is making his way across mexico. later this week he'll visit a prison along the texas mexico border. he'll follow that with an afternoon mass in juarez. denise valdez shows us how a group of local catholics plan to pray alongside the holy father. < (( nats mass )) ((denise valdez)) for catholics -- lent -- the time between ash wednesday and easter -- is one of the holiest weeks of the year. it's made even more special (( boarding bus )) for this group -- traveling to see pope francis. (( margarita hernadez: i think it's a pilgrimage of faith. he represents who we are -- so it's our people's pope so we're very excited to go see him. )) ((denise valdez)) parishoners from saint anne's catholic church are closely watching the tour through mexico and are
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(( monsignor gregory gordon // pastor, st. anne's catholic church: we don't know if pope francis will ever get this close to las vegas again so you can see when we say let us be apart of it... )) (( janet o'donnell // visiting the pope in mexico: i just want to be near him. i want to hear him in person, i want to see him and i want to see how people react to him. )) ((denise valdez)) about fifty of them boarded a bus early this morning -- and should arrive in el paso before dawn. ((denise valdez)) > round trip -- it will take about 22 hours. these faifthful say it's worth every minute -- because we don't know if or when he'll ever visit the southwest again. in the newsroom. denise valdez. eight news now. > ((dave courvoisier)) > a payday you never expected... is the first sign of an expensive scam. michelle mortensen is on your side with the three other tips you should be on the lookout for... if a business calls you, offering up a loan. and another perfect day in las vegas... but the winds could soon be kicking up... tedd? 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
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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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((dave courvoisier)) > need cash fast? then getting a call saying you've qualified for a loan up to 5 grand might sound like a dream come true. ((paula francis)) but as 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen tells us ... answering the call could turn into a nightmare for you. ((michelle mortensen)) if it sounds to good to be true .. it probably is. around here. and in this case ... it definitely applies. according to the better business bureau .. folks in las vegas and nationwide are getting calls from cash loans america. call. and if you answer it ... they voice on the other end of the line will supposedly offer you cold hard cash. lots of it. all you have to do to get it is pay some fees... bank fees.
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bbb says some victims have been conned into paying more several times. ((one individual actually sent several money grams to the ukraine totally about 2300 ... )) ((michelle mortensen)) sadly the caller would only accept payment from western union. and that's the bad news. hen you wire someone money ... there's no way to get your money back. ((rhonda: that money is untraceable -- there is no way you are going to get that money back you might as well just give it away. )) ((michelle mortensen)) many local victims thought they were dealing with a local company since the calls came from a 702 number. the company also advertises a local address ... but according to the bbb ... the business is actually located overseas. so how can you avoid this scam? well look for the signs. first ... no one legit is ever going to call you up and offer you a loan because it's illegal... according to the f-t-c. second ... when acquiring a loan ... if someone wants money up front ..
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told it's for "insurance," "processing," or just "paperwork." legitimate lenders often charge fees.... but the difference is they disclose them and they take it from the amount you borrow after you've been approved. thirs ... make sure they want your credit history. if they say bad credit .. no problem ... it's a problem. legit lenders want to know. and finally ... never deal with someone who wants you to wire money. ((michelle mortensen)) i want to stress this ... because no matter how many times i say it .. it is never enough ... never wire money because you can't get it back!!!!! sadly i give that bad news to folks all the time .. and it is heartbreaking. ((paula francis)) > a political showdown has followed the unexpected death of a supreme court justice.. we look into what justice scalia's death means for local dreamers... who are worried about immigration cases pending in the
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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((dave courvoisier)) > homicide detectives are hoping the public can help solve a 23-year- old mystery: who murdered rosemary phoenix? ((paula francis)) interest in the case was rekindled when the victim's daughter, who was just seven at the time of the murder, met with police and asked if they knew who might have done it, and why. george knapp of the i-team is here with more about a cold case investigation that now has new life. ((george knapp)) the detectives working this murder think it could be solved with just one phone call or email from someone out there who might see this story. we recently profiled the two veteran homicide investigators who came out of retirement to work nothing but cold cases. rosemary phoenix was a 35 year old single mom, a dealer at the mirage . she had an active social life, many friends, and no known enemies. but in the early morning hours
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for her inside her home. oddly, the garage door opener was disabled, so rosemary entered thru the front door. the killer bashed her head, then stabbed her with a kitchen knife. police obtained dna evidence but have not found a match. the cold case detectives say the viciousness of the attack makes them think the killer is someone rosemary knew, plus... ((ken hefner/ metro cold case detective: there was no forced entry to the house so it definitely to us appears it was somebody that she trusted, that knew her and maybe even had keys the the place. george knapp: violence that severe makes it seem personal? hefner: generally speaking, yes.)) ((george knapp)) rosemary's daughter melody was 7 years old at the time. she recently was briefed on the case and for the first time gave an on camera interview to talk about her mom, some of the people who knew the victim back in 1993, and to appeal to the
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growing up without a mom changed the arc of her life. melody was raised by her father and, until recently, never really confronted the true story of the murder. she's ready for answers. tonight at 11, we will lay out the case and hear from melody phoenix and hopefully hear from some of you as well. 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 70's again making it 10 days straight now. winds have also slackened quite a bit down to less than 10 with some gusts still around the 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
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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. still looking at 50's to late 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
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that starts thursday however. 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 of the valley with coolest temps over to the west side and northwest sections. ............................... ............. tended forecast shows the winds for a couple of days andouds. ower chces will be brief.en wa ck to the 70's and ove average withoanquile weather this eken the sudden
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partisan debate over who will fill his vacancy. meanwhile there are a number of controversial cases pending.. including one on immigration reform. 8 news now reporter karen castro looks into the future of the case and its impact on local families. < ((karen castro)) erika castro is keeping a close eye on who will be nominated to the u-s supreme court. in april, justices are expected to take up the case challenging president barack obama's executive order on immigration. the programs would protect more than 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. ((erika castro - dreamer: it is something that's always in the back of our minds because it's really important. it's something that we've lived with 23 years now, living here in the united states.)) ((karen castro)) erika is originally from mexico. she has legal status through a deferred action program known as "daca." her parents are undocumented and would have qualified for a work permit through the president's executive action. but the program's future is now in the hands of the supreme court.
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unlv: it's not actually entirely clear whether that's one of the cases that would have gone 5-4.)) ((karen castro)) a 5-4 vote siding with the lower court's decision thatpresident obama overstepped his legal powers. currently, the immigration lawsuit can no longer be a 5-4 vote after the death of justice antonin scalia and his vacancy in limbo. a tied vote would still mean a defeat for the immigrant community. ((michael kagan - law professor, unlv: you need a majority of the supreme court to overturn a lower court.)) ((karen castro)) as of now, there are four liberal justices, three conservative and a swing vote. republicans have vowed to block the president's nominee who would most likely shift the court further left. ((erika castro - dreamer: now we're looking at president obama to appoint a new justee that's gonna help our families, our undocumented families.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. > ((paula francis)) the pew research center says there are 210- thousand undocumented immigrants in nevada. most of them would qualify for deferred action under president obama's immigration programs./// > ((dave courvoisier)) former
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((paula francis)) she sat down with ellen degeneres today. chris maathuis is here to show us what she said. ((chris maathuis)) you never person... but rousey, who is ultra competitive had never lost until last november. and you may not believe what was going through her mind when she got pounded and knocked out. it's a stunning.. and frightening. plus... a new need for speed... a company is making that happen here in las vegas. share the story coming up here
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news music voice 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.
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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
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sports with chris maathuis. > ((chris maathuis)) we start with ufc fighter ronda rousey.. she lost her first fight in november to holly holm. she recently hosted saturday night live and now appears on the cover of sports illustrated. she on ellen degenerese and
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since the fight and talked of suicide following her loss. (( )) ronda rousey/ucf; "i was in the corner and i what am i and i was sitting there litterly thinking about killing myself and in that second, i'm like i'm nothing., what do i doi anymore. i looked up and saw my man travis and he was standing there... i looked up and thought i need to have his babies, i need to stay alive.... ellen; "htere are a lot of people out there who have thoughts like that and they're looking at you saying if she can have thoughts like that , so you just did a lot of good for a lot of people." two years ago, n-f-l commissioner roger goodell took a nine- million dollar pay cut but still his 34.9 million dollar salary was more than all but one n-f-l player that year. the only player with a higher salary was green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers. there's no telling what goodell made in 2015 or what he'll make in the future. as a "for-profit" company, the league won't have to disclose the commissioners pay -- just
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manny pacquiao's hands made him millions.. his mouth has gotten him in trouble. the eight-time world boxing champion is apologizing for disparaging remarks about gay people. the 37-year-old is running for senate in the philippines and during a television program in 'p-i' he said; "if we approve of male on male-- female on female-- then man is worse than animals." he later posted a video on twitter... saying while he still disagrees with same-sex marriage... he made a mistake comparing gay people to animals. the unlv baseball team is predicted to finish fifth overall in the mountain west preseason poll. also senior right-hander kenny oakley was named to the league's preseason all- conference team. oakley, a local player from coronado high school. ((chris maathuis)) with so many dreamers rolling through las vegas, it's almost eye popping to see a unique sports related project moving forward. but that's what we found with a group calling its attraction speed vegas. ((chris maathuis)) aaron fessler/speedvegas ceo; "one of the things i learned early in the developement of the project was that there are so many people come to las vegas with their ideas but didn't have what
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reality." ((chris maathuis)) five months ago, speed vegas broke ground on a project they hope will attract drivers looking to cross something off their bucket list. aaron; "this is really a dream come true." ((chris maathuis)) fast forward and work progressing. but remember this is las vegas. aaron; "i think i've been really surprised at how difficult it's been to get to this stage, we've had great support from the politicians and zoning folks, but the reality is that is impresses me that anything gets built anywhere." ((chris maathuis)) despite all the plans, permits, setbacks and headaches... speedvegas is coming to life. aaron'; "you simply have to will it to get done, you just can't give up." ((chris maathuis)) asphalt on the 1.5 million track goes down next month... aaron; "it has 12 turns, 15 degree bank 60 feet elevation change." ((chris maathuis)) the welcome center... now it looks like this... but in a few months, it'll look like this. shelby gt's, ferrari's and lamborghini's will soon race on this road course.... the speed depends on you. aaron; "you can go as fast as you feel you've got the courage to back it up... i feel it wouldn't be uncommon for you to do 120-140 miles per hour, if you had what it took to make it happen." chris; "dont'
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have a great day." dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. paula francis see you tonight at 11.
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a phd student and football analyst from atlanta, georgia... a clinical psychologist from charlotte, north carolina... and our returning champion, a bus driver and trainer from orlando, florida... whose 2-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ applause ] thanks, johnny. hi, folks, and welcome to our program. the bus driver from disney world in florida is the one who's been leading the way on the last two shows. manisha and zach, i hope you're in good form today to challenge him.

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