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henderson. the second place they went to... was the bureau of reclamation office in boulder city... where leavitt works. and finally... law enforcement went to a las vegas accounting firm.. on sunset near durango. ((brian loftus)) the i-team has learned through law enforcement sources... that one focus of the probe is a contract.. to manage the sale of electricity from the hoover dam. no one has commented yet on this investigation. /// ((sherry swensk)) > there were at least three avalanches in the sierra nevada mountains... right after the rain and winds rolled into the valley. one avalanche buried cars in the alpine meadows area of northern california. three people had to be pulled from their cars by emergency responders. fortunately, no one was hurt.... neither of the other two avalanches caused serious damage. drivers in the area had to throw the chains on their tires to make it through the mountains. ///
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at today's weather. sherry swensk clouds have cleared out and the winds have calmed down.
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morning, too. ............ but this storm has passed on now and it's back to spring weather today and for the weekend. ........ right now temps are in the low
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valley. ................ we will dry out quickly after some brief showers yesterday and a little snow in the mountains. ........ more sunshine today and highs in the low 70s. < > /// > ((brian loftus)) > rancher to nevada... to face federal charges. bundy waived an identity hearing in oregon... and requested a preliminary hearing for today. the government later requested to cancel the identity hearing... and gave an order of commitment to marshals... to transport bundy back to nevada. the request. earlier this week... bundy was indicted for a standoff with b-l-m officers in 2014. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the woman accused of intentionally running down pedestrians on the strip... will undergo a mental
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police say lakeisha holloway drove her car over the sidewalk near planet hollywood in december.. she killed one person.. and injured more than 30. yesteray. mental evaluation. holloway is due back in court in /// joyce))
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> that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > donald trump is starting a holy war against the pope. ((brian loftus)) what the pope had to say about trump building a wall... as well as his christian values. ((kirsten joyce)) > and a non- profit needs your help before it shuts down. how much money they need to raise... in order to keep their doors
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they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities r their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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organization that brings essential mental health services to southern nevada... is in danger of shutting down. ((kirsten joyce)) paradise ranch near rancho and vegas drive.. is connecting people and animals for unique therapies with proven benefits. but that could end in just a matter of weeks.. if they don't secure an emergency funding. ((brian loftus)) as patranya bhoolsuwan shows us... they hope that you can help. < (( rooster crows )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > paradise ranch provides much-needed mental health therapies for southern nevadans in a unique way, but the non-profit is in danger of ending its mission unless it can come up with thousands of dollars in funding by the end of february: (( paul rogers iii/founder, paradise ranch: "there isn't very many places out there that do what we do." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) paul rogers is the founder and steward of paradise ranch. he left his government job in 2011 to pursue his passions of working with animals and helping people...
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(( paul: "there's really nothing material in this world that can compare to the feeling that you get when you change somebody's life." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) nearly 500 families receive care with the assistance of therapy animals every month at the ranch... including horses, rabbits, and a pig named "mama": (( patranya standup: "in all there are about 35 animals at this ranch including these horses right here. they've all either been abandoned or injured, but here at this facility they've found a kind of job." )) (( "all right, help me with the buckles." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) many of the clients who come to paradise ranch are children with special needs like autism or down syndrome... but also behavioral challenges. working with these animals has a proven therapeutic benefit: (( "1, 2, 3... all right that was a good catch" )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and their mission extends to our men and women in uniform: (( ed wright/veteran: "stuff unfortunately won't ever go away." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) ed wright served two tours of duty in iraq.
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and a traumatic brain injury that will affect him for the rest of his life. he finds comfort at paradise ranch: (( ed: "it's rewarding because i like his working with leo, the horse, himself has been disability having been blind, so i like to think that we kind of help out each other." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) ed says he'll continue to come for therapy sessions as long as they'll let him. paradise ranch takes clients on an income- based sliding scale and will help anyone who needs it. now, they're asking the community for any help they can give so they can continue the essential work they're doing: (( paul: "we're pushing to try to get that done before the end of the month and i think we can." )) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) patranya bhoolsuwan, 8 news now. > ((brian loftus)) paradise ranch needs about 25- thousand dollars to get caught up on their lease. a gofundme page has already raised more than four-thousand dollars...
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through their web page. ((kirsten joyce)) if you would like to help, we've posted that information for you on las vegas now dot com... just click on links we mentioned. /// ((brian loftus)) > some have joked that they would move out of the country... if donald trump was elected president. ((kirsten joyce)) the canadian island that's offering asylum for those wanting an out.
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island is getting lots of buzz on social media... for advertising that americans can move out there... president. jeanne moos reports on the trump-free zone... move. when donald trump deals with protesters... (nat sound) "get him out." he doesn't mean out of the country. but for those who want to voluntarily leave.... (rob calabrese) "hi americans. donald trump may become the president of your country. if that happens and you decide to get the hell out of there, might i suggest moving to cape breton island." (jeanne moos/cnn correspondent) "first of all,
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nova scotia, along canada's eastern coast. (nat sound) boy is it beautiful. (rob calabrese/runs cape breton if donald trump wins website) "and nobody has a handgun." cape breton radio d-j rob calabrese is no donald trump fan. his "if trump wins" website started as a joke. come on up to cape breton... (rob calabrese/runs cape breton if donald trump wins website) "where women can get abortions, muslim people can roam freely, and the only "walls" are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses." there are answers to questions like "how do i immigrate to canada?" though often... (rob calabrese/runs cape breton if donald trump wins website) "they want to know if they can bring their cats to canada." the website has been flooded with hundreds and hundreds of inquiries. (jeanne moos/cnn correspondent) "would you consider moving to canada if donald trump were elected president?" (woman) "i'm thinking berlin." (woman #2) "i would do it in a heartbeat. i would." (woman #3) "no i'm an american. i'm gonna stay here no matter who's president." (woman #4) "i'm moving to europe if he's elected president." but in cape breton, they need people. (rob calabrese/runs cape breton
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we have an unsustainable population decline." housing is a bargain. we saw 3-bedroom waterside houses selling for 200- thousand, even 25-thousand dollars. sure, rob has gotten some angry emails from trump supporters. (rob calabrese/runs cape breton if donald trump wins website) "why would anyone want to move to canada? especially some isolated known-for-nothing place like cape breton." well it's known for something now. cape breton's motto...your heart will never leave. (nat sound) "get him the hell out of here will you please?" jeanne moos c-n-n (nat sound) "bye bye!" new york let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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sherry swensk get ready for another warm- up as we rebound from that little winter storm yesterday. it brought us some nice showers, but not really enough and a little fresh snow up in the mountains. .......... temps are cooler this morning with upper 40s and near 50 degrees.
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60s for highs so a nice break from the extra warmth, but it won't last long. ............
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low 70s today... and continue warming up as the weekend comes and the ridge builds back for the week ahead. temps might even get back to 80 degrees next week. ((sherry swensk)) ((brian loftus)) > right now, police are investigating a shooting on the las vegas strip. ((kirsten joyce)) police say three people have been shot, one person is dead. michael stevens is on his way to the scene. he'll be live with the latest coming up at 5am. ((brian loftus)) again, three people were shot. one person is dead. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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harmon is closed west of the strip following a shooting. us 95 north ramp to i-15 south is back open following a crash. crash at flamingo and paradise is causing some closures. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > coming up at five... one person killed in a shooting near the cosmo... ((brian loftus)) michael stevens is live on scene... we'll have latest information...co ming up in just
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questioning donald trump's christian values... after bringing the issue to twitter. while flying back to the vatican from his visit to mexico... the pope was asked about trump's pledge to build a wall on the u-s, mexico border. he says --quote-- someone who thinks only about building walls ...and not of building bridges.. is un- christian. trump fired back at the comment at a rally... saying he is proud to be a christian: (( "for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful.//if and when vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is isis's ultimate trophy, i can
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only wished and prayed that donald trump would've been president." )) ((brian loftus)) > a new c-b-s news national poll shows donald trump with a two-to- one advantage over ted cruz. /// ((brian loftus)) > the parmesan cheese you're picking up from the store... may contain more than you think. ((kirsten joyce)) companies are using a derivitive of wood pulp... to keep it from clumping. but some manufacturers also use large amounts of it as a filler. michelle miller has the story. whether sprinkled on pasta... shaved on salads... or grated onto pretty much anything... americans' appetite for cheese has been heating up for the last four decades. but experts believe some of the parmesan eaten by cheeselovers isn't real cheese...and its costing them (neal schuman / ceo arthur schuman inc cheeses) americans are probably consuming close to a hundred million pounds annually." neal schuman says cellulose, which is made from wood pulp, is a big culprit.
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within the industry... bloomberg business found considerably more in 2 brands it tested. essential everyday 100% grated parmesan cheese, made by jewel-osco, was actually 8.8% cellulose... while wal- mart's great value 100% grated parmesan cheese came in at 7.8%. (lydia mulvaney/bloombe rg commodities reporter) you're getting ripped off. it's not what you bargained for. wal-mart would not comment for this story, but jewel-osco told cbs it "...has pulled the essential everyday parmesan cheese from our stores as we continue to investigate the matter." (michelle miller/cbs news/fairfield, nj) to help consumers figure out which products are made of real cheese versus those that are loaded with fillers, schuman's has introduced this "true cheese" seal. they will be putting it on their products and are working to get others to adopt the seal as well. michelle miller, cbs news, fairfield, new jersey ((brian loftus)) > there's one particular football jersey
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nevada. dick's sporting goods claims the best selling n-f-l jersey in the state... is green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers. jersey.. among all the other n-f-l players this season. /// > we'll be right back.///
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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > thanks for starting your friday with us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. right now... .we're learning 1 person is dead.. after 3 people were shot near the cosmopolitan. the area is shut down right now.... all we know now is a man and 2 women were shot. police say a woman is in critical condition.. while the man.. is recovering. reporter michael stevens is at the scene gathering details. he'll join us live in just a few minutes./// kirsten joyce > how's this all affecting traffic this morning? < demetria obilor >harmon is closed between the strip and polaris. use tropicana instead. < > < > < > back to you.
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((brian loftus)) > we're waiting to see if the power's morning. at around 1 a-m. viewers called us.. saying alarms were going off and none of the slot machines were working check out these pictures.. viewers sent us. they said.. staff wouldn't tell them what was going on..

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