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obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. metro police held a press conference about the the 9-1-1 outage... that put callers on hold for nearly an hour. ((brian loftus)) the 9-1-1 outaged happened earlier this month... lasting for six hours. metro says people calling with emergencies... may not have been able to get through or their calls were dropped. the department was transferring calls to the henderson and north las vegas call centers... but there was still a significant wait time: ((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.)) ((brian loftus)) metro police say there were no reports about anything that went terribly wrong... as a result of the outage. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a man is accusing metro police of police brutality...
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claims. vanessa murphy has this exclusive story. ((vanessa murphy)) a metro police report has one story... this man suing the department has another.... but what may stand out.... is a punch thrown and what unfolds after that which is caught on video. ((ian tuuamalemalo/plai ntiff: they could have killed me.)) ((vanessa murphy)) ian tuuamalemalo says this video is difficult to watch. first a tug on his shirt followed by what may be a punch, he's taken to the ground and restrained and then carried while he appears to be passed out. ((ian: i don't like being helpless.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this was january 26th of 2014. the 34-year-old man says he visiting from california for a reggae show at the hard rock hotel and casino when he had a run-in with metro police..... he and his attorney cal potter provided this video.. ((cal potter/attorney: society has said you know we're going to hold these police officers accountable. we're gonna allow private attorneys to come in and sue for violations of civil rights.)) ((vanessa murphy)) they are
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of force by police.... since there is no audio, it's unclear how this started and what was said between police and tuuamalemelo. a metro report describes him as aggressive and refers to his size... he tells us at the time, he was nearly 380 pounds... and he's 6'1'' when he appears to walk away though... we see this action.... ((ian: i feel a tug on my shirt. i just remembered, i turned around, right when i turned around, that's when i seen the officer he just had a, just a full swing, just takes one to my face.)) ((cal: there is no excuse for that.)) ((vanessa murphy)) potter says he's concerned about the tactics used for restraint here. ((potter: in a perfect world, the united states attorney's office would pick up this case and prosecute it and indict the officers that were involved.)) ((vanessa murphy)) tuuamalemalo was arrested for resisting a public officer and destroying property at the hard rock. charges were later dropped. he says he complained to the department....
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january of 2015 - about a year after the incident....stati ng a policy violation was found to be sustained....but it does not state what that violation is and who may have been held accountable. ((potter: there is a blue wall of silence that are all aware that work in the police misconduct business and civil rights violations.)) i contacted metro police to get information about these claims or to get any kind of comment. i was told no one was available to comment by our deadline and metro typically doesn't comment on pending litigation anyway. it's a story we'll continue to follow. vanessa murphy, 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) attorney cal potter says he believes the man who threw the punch is a sergeant. 8 news now could not confirm that. /// ((brian loftus)) > a federal judge in oregon is leaving rancher cliven bundy behind bars... pending his trial in las vegas. a judge says he's a danger to the community... while federal prosecutors are calling him "lawless and violent". bundy faces charges in nevada
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l-m in 2014. he was arrested last week in oregon after he went to see his sons. ammon and ryan bundy are both in jail... also facing charges connected to the occupation of a wildlife refuge building. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk starting out our wednesday with clear skies and calm winds... but clouds are coming later today. ........... it will be our warmest day of the week and the year so far if we reach the 80 degrees we're
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......... but it will be quickly followed by a cool down and a chance for showers later tonight. ........ gusty winds in the mountains
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the valley. ((sherry swensk)) from having issues with your joints... to suffering from allergies...
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doctor for help. ((kirsten joyce)) why they're going to rooms covered completely in salt... to find relief. ((brian loftus)) plus -- a new driving experience is rolling into las vegas. we take a look at how progress is coming along... for speedvegas. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > if you
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sleep at night... salt therapy can help alleviate those problems. many are going to salt rooms and spas...
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people suffering from a variety of respiratory and skin conditions. salt rooms are filled from floor to ceiling with all natural salt. clear salt covers the walls... rock salt is on the floors... and pharmaceutical- grade sodium chloride... is pumped into the air. one mother describes how it's helped her son... who has asthma: (( gretchen jackson/mother: "he dropped to his knees during a soccer game and had a full blown asthma attack." "after the first visit he had gotten rid of some congestion we didn't even know he had, and after the next visit, he only used the inhaler once all weekend during sports." )) ((kirsten joyce)) some doctors are still skeptical of salt therapy... because of the lack of studies on it. /// ((brian loftus)) > american airlines is suing in-flight wi-fi provider "gogo"... because it's internet is too slow. the airline believes it has a better offer from another competitor... and wants to get out of its contract. american airlines' contract states... once it submits an official notice that they have a better offer...
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time to comeback with another offer. gogo says it has new technology... that will deliver a better wi-fi experience for flyers. /// ((brian loftus)) > do you have the need for speed? because a new race track is set to open in the valley next month. ((kirsten joyce)) chris matthius gives us an update on speedvegas... the brand new driving experience. ((chris maathuis)) aaron fessler/speedvega s ceo: " there are so many people come to las vegas with their ideas but didn't have what it took to make the idea a 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
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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 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: "don't forget speedvegas opens in march have a great day." ((brian loftus)) > it may feel like summer is already here... but it still gets chilly overnight. ((kirsten joyce)) how you can help keep shelter animals warm... in this week's acts of kindness. ///
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superstars rascal flatts are coming back to las vegas for their second residency (( singing mayberry)) ((brian loftus)) we stopped by the joint inside the hard rock yesterday to hang out with guys ahead of their "rhythm and roots" residency which debuts tonight. they sang an oldie but goodie, "mayberry" along with their newest hit, "i like the sound of that" ... which is just a snippet of what you can expect at their second gig in town. the superstars are pretty funny guys..
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like to spend their time while in las vegas: (( jay: joe don goes to the spearmint rhino laughs joe don: jay drives me gary: just for the brunch.. they've gotta great brunch jay: ya they've got a great mac n cheese over there., they say it's home style. joe don: it's something we don't have in nashville so i wanna make sure i .. brian: the spearmint rhino is known for the homestyle mac.. gary: absolutely. it's got bacon on top )) ((brian loftus)) rascal flatts will play 9 shows for their "rhythm and roots" residency which kicks off tonight and runs through march 5th. barrett baber... a finalist on "the voice" will open for the band. tickets start at just 40 bucks .. if you'd like to purchase some, just head to las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > and while we were there yesterday.. rascal flatts got quite the honor. the hard rock unveiled its memorabilia case for the superstars. they were pretty taken aback.. because it was the first time they actually got to see it.. and they didn't know which pieces were chosen to be on display.///
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at today's weather.
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get ready for some windy changes... and the mountains will get hit first. ......... we should keep a lot of sunshine to start the day and then increasing clouds as the day goes on. .... the winds will first pick up in the mountains and then across the lower elevations. ..........
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warnings in place you should know about. ..... a slight chance of showers comes overnight tonight and a slight cool down that will last just a day or so. .... then back to mid 70s this weekend. > ./// ((kirsten joyce)) > you've got until the end of this month... to help animals stay warm, at various shelters.
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hospice's pet therapy program during this month's acts of kindness. the folks involved with that are helping their furry friends in local animal shelters... the annual "dog bed and blanket drive"... to help keep animals warm. you can drop off your new or gently used items at all the nathan adelson hospice locations... and community partners. the donations will then be delivered to area shelters: ((lisa browder/nathan adelson hospice: the pet drive goes through the end of february.. half.. a months to go.. blankets, towels... un-opened food )) ((kirsten joyce)) > if you would like to nominate someone for our series... go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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durango closed from alta, up to venetian strada, which is just a quarter mile north...this is right by angel park. a driver hit a motorcycle. the motorcyclist is in stable condition. road should reopen by five am. < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > the f-b-i is asking for apple's help... in unlocking one of the san bernardino shooters iphone. ((kirsten joyce)) why apple plans to challenge a judge's court ruling...
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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.
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and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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five days to respond... to a first-of-its-kind court ruling.
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investigators hack into a locked iphone... that one of the san bernardino shooters used. don champion explains why apple is firing back. two months later, federal investigators still have unanswered questions about the terrorist attack carried out by syed farook and his wife in san bernardino. the fbi is hoping farook's locked iphone, which is owned by his former employer, can provide some answers - and now they may get them.this ruling tuesday, orders apple to disable the security feature in farook's phone that automatically erases all data if an incorrect passcode is entered 10 times. jeffrey harp is a former fbi agent. jeffrey harp/former fbi agent: "the federal judge is looking as what is in the best interest of safety, and so they are looking at the circumstances and saying "hey, look, apple you need to help the fbi out." once apple disables the feature, the fbi plans to use computers to break farook's passcode- without running the risk of data loss. agents hope the phone will help them figure out why farook and
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if they had any help. the couple killed 14 people in the attack before they died in a shootout with police. encryption and user security are hot-button issues in the tech world. apple's ceo talked about it during a recent 60 minutes interview. (tim cook, ceo, apple) "there have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. but the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door's for everybody, for good guys and bad guys" in a letter to customers overnight, cook called the judge's ruling - dangerous and said the company plans to challenge it. don champion, cbs news, new
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> we'll be right back...... i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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turnaround... when it comes to hiring teachers. how the hiring process is going so far... as they get ready for the next school year. ((brian loftus)) > plus... who killed this las vegas mother? the i-team's george knapp sits down with the detectives... trying to crack a 23-year-old cold case. ((kirsten joyce)) > and nearly 3-thousand dogs showed themselves off... in the annual westminister dog show. what type of dog was named "best in show". /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus >
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joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. it's been an ongoing problem for the state of nevada -- not enough teachers in our classrooms. ((kirsten joyce)) right now, the clark county school district has 700 teacher positions open... but the good news... they're seeing an increase in hiring so far. right now, it's too early to find out... how much the governor's provisional license program will help with the teacher shortage. in 2015, the school district lost 16-hundred teachers. a recruiter for c-c-s-d says their team has now hired double the amount of teachers... compared to this time last year. in addition to the governor's provisional license program... school officials are using social media as another way to recruit. /// ((sherry swensk)) > nellis air force base flipped the switch... and now they're running on 100-percent solar energy during the daytime. the 15- megawatt generating station is the second large scale solar project. now to keep the solar panels looking clean... they use robotic cleaners on them. the panels are usually cleaned at night... so they don't interrupt the capabilities to harness the

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