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< welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. 8 news now is your local election headquarters... and today republicans will go to caucus... to see which candidate will win nevada. ((brian loftus)) donald trump is looking to get his third win in a row... while ted cruz is fighting back against claims... that he's running a dirty campaign. don champion has the latest from the campaign trail. after winning primaries in south carolina and new hampshire...donald trump is eyeing a big win in nevada tonight. (sot trump) you better get out tomorrow. you gotta vote tomorrow. you gotta vote vote vote on the eve of the state's gop caucuses ...the republican front- runner did not hold back...slamming a protester... (sot trump) " i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you that." ...and bashing rival ted cruz for what he called
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trump) this guy is sick there's something wrong with this guy (sot cruz) god bless the great state of nevada after finishing in third place behind marco rubio in south carolina, cruz is going into today's contest without his communications director. rick tyler was asked to resign monday for sharing a false news story on social media that suggested rubio dismissed the bible. (sot cruz) i have made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity speaking on a flight to vegas ...rubio called tyler the 'fall guy' for cruz's deceptive campaign. (sot rubio) "you feel bad for the guy//he was basically a guy who's executing a culture that exists in that campaign. " rubio is leading cruz in the silver state. both are vying to be the main alternative to trump...with super tuesday just a week away. don champion cbs news. ((brian loftus)) on the
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bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be in south carolina for a town hall... ahead of the state's democratic /// ((kirsten joyce)) > there were many upset democrats on saturday... long waits. state senator mark manendo says he's working to address the sen. mark manendo / (d) clark county, district 21: "people were very angry. i have very good friends of mine that just said 'mark, thank you for making sure we got here, we can't stay, we have to go. it's just too hot, we can't stand any more.' )) ((kirsten joyce)) there was no water for people who waited outside for hours... and there may have been a shortage of volunteers. there's also talk of a possible change to the process: (( manendo: "there was a lot of people who were very adament about going and switching to a primary." )) ((kirsten joyce)) mandendo says there might be a bill in the next legislative session to have a primary again. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for today's caucus and the entire 2016 campaign. watch a special edition of politics now tonight at 7:30... and your complete caucus
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let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk as trump would say... the winds "punched us in the face" yesterday and thankfully have calmed down a little this morning. .. but they will still stay on the bumpy side today and it's cooler outside. .............. temps right now into the 50s but the breezes feeling chillier than that. .................. winds will continue to blow out of the north- northeast through the day with good sunshine, but
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> that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > police released new details about the deadly strip shooting near the cosmpolitan hotel. police say surveillance video shows the suspect, omar talley... following another car onto the strip before shots were fired. talley told police he did not remember much from that night... because he was drunk and smoked marijuana. 8 news now exclusively sat down with talley's family... who say the news is a shock: (( deandre graham/brother of omar talley: "it was one stupid night, one stupid night you know." "he's not a violent person, he
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trouble." )) ((brian loftus)) the shooting started from a fight in the parking garage of the miracle mile shops. jennifer chicas and melissa mendoza were shot to death... both were visiting from northern california. talley now faces a number of charges. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > right now, police are investigating a base. police say one man is dead. michael stevens is on his way to the scene. as soon as we get more /// ((brian loftus)) > a mother hopes her daughter will make a full recovery... after falling victim to the shooting spree in michigan. ((kirsten joyce)) what the alleged gunman confessed... following his first court appearance.
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.. how a young woman died at the d-hotel. 26 year-old kalli medina- brown of california was discovered dead in a laundry chute. but investigators are not calling her death a homicide. medina-brown's best friend hopes they'll find out more... as to how she died: (( sierra roraback/medina- brown's best friend: "in order to have closure on the situation and sleep a little better or something. we have to figure out who did this, we have to figure out what happened." )) ((brian loftus)) friends called the young woman responsible... and believe she was separated from the group when she was here in town. police do not know how she ended up in the laundry chute. the d issued a statement saying... they're saddened by the incident and are cooperating with the investigation. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a michigan mother is talking about her
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after she was one of the victims shot at during a shooting spree in michigan. as don champion reports... the alleged gunman allegedly confessed to the entire thing. vicki kopf described feeling her 14-year-old daughter abigail squeeze her hand. (sot tue0041 vicki kopf/abigail kopf's mother :03) "she is alive, and she is fighting for her life" (-:05) authorities initially thought abigail died after she was shot in the head during a random shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan over the weekend. abigail's heart stopped at one point, but her mom calls her, a fighter. (sot tue0041 vicki kopf :08) "abigail is strong and was a vibrant, beautiful young lady who did not deserve this" (-:13) abigail was with her adoptive grandmother, barbara hawthorne, when police say 45- year-old jason dalton opened fire on them and three other women in this cracker barrel parking lot. abigail was the lone survivor of that attack. (mon0254 :55) two men, a father and son, were killed within the same hour while car shopping. (sot tue0054 :21) nat "i'm gonna let it shine" (-:22) monday night, community members fought
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the victims at a kalamazoo church. (dalton arraignment monday) jason dalton now faces 16 charges, including six counts of murder. monday, he sat expressionless on closed circuit tv from his jail cell during a brief court appearance. (sot mon0295 :12) "do you understand the charges being made against you and the maximum sentences i just stated yes sir" (- :19) prosecutors say he admits to carrying out the attacks. a motive is still not clear. don champion, cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) a second survivor of the shooting spree is currently in the hospital. an apartment complex. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > if you haven't gotten your tickets already... country music band rascal flatts just started their las vegas residency at the joint. ((brian loftus)) we sat down with them to see what they're most excited... to be here in las vegas.
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will return back to the colosseum tonight... following the deaths of her late husband and brother. the singer plans to celebrate her return to the stage... with a loving tribute to her husband rene angelil. he passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. celine will be livestreaming the opening of her show... starting at 7:30 pm... on her website. /// ((brian loftus)) > country music band rascal flatts are excited about their residency at the joint. i sat down with them... and talked about what they're most looking forward to... and their favorite spots around las vegas.
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rascal flatts is coming back to the strip and fans really 'like the sound of that' ((nats of "i like the sound of that" )) ((brian loftus)) they created a "riot" at the joint inside the hard rock last year when they became the first country artist the venue signed for a residency: ((rascal flatts singing: california to vegas! even nyc got 1 or 2 hillbillies ready to hit the road! )) ((brian loftus)) we sat down with the country superstars.. who said they couldn't wait to return.. this time for rhythm and roots: ((jay demarcus; the crowd here in this particular venue.. they're ready to rock and they're ready to party and i don't think that goes across the board for all the vegas venues. there's something uniquely special about this place. when you come in and you turn up the heat, they're ready to ride with you to the very end, joe don: that space between the songs when they're just going nuts and screaming so loud, you might just give it a few more seconds there to let it get even bigger before you kick off the next one. those are special for us on stage )) ((brian loftus)) the band says they love it..
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(( jay: i like people singing our words back to us. it's the most phenomenal thing in the world. and words that i don't even remember, which is great. it's helpful! what's that second verse again? can you sing it back? it's wonderful to see that.. that's the best you can hope for i think. )) ((brian loftus)) but it's not all work and no play.. add nat pop the band said they mostly hit the links and check out the great restaurants our city has to offer. that is.. when they're not being honored. the hard rock just unveiled a memorabilia case.. full of the outfits they wore during their first residency. ((memorabilia reveal )) ((brian loftus)) rascal flatts' resume is impressive.. they are the most awarded country group of the past decade.. with more than 40- trophies... 15 number 1 songs... and over 22 million albums sold.. yet they still remain humble: (( gary: it's what you dreamed of as a kid, when you stood in front of your mirror and sang. was picturing all those people, 4200 people or whatever, standing there singing every word back to you jay: we dreamed of being successful when
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imagined what we've turned into and what we've been able to do and so i'm very very grateful )) ((brian loftus)) and they still get chills when they hear one of their songs on the radio: ((joe don; for me it's still strange, you know in a beautiful kind of way. cuz it's like you pour in so much hard work in the studio to do what you do, to record, and so getting to hear us on the radio still gives me a little bit of that butterfly kind of wonderful feeling in my gut )) ((brian loftus)) ultimately, rascal flatts said they just want their fans to leave happy: ((gary: life's hard enough so when they come to the show we feel like it's just cool to sit a good time. )) (( nats of performing )) /// ((brian loftus)) rascal flatts is currently up for an a-c-m nomination for vocal group of the year. the a-c-m awards will be here in las vegas on april 3rd. if you'd like to get tickets... go to las vegas now dot com. prices start at 40 bucks... and they'll be playing through march 5th. ///
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at today's weather. sherry swensk we'll keep these bumpy north winds today... some places will be breezier than others today. ...... let's check your weather now wind speeds right now around the valley.
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winds along the river will be the highest consistently during the day. ............... temps are in the 40s and some 50s right now. it's going to be a cooler day. ............ a lake wind advisory in place until the evening with gusts to 45 or higher. ................... nice sunshine to start the day... and then some high clouds will drift into our skies. .............. but we should have a ridge rebuild through the week to help get those temps right back up to 70s and even near 80 by the weekend. ....... ((sherry swensk))
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hit and run crash in the northeast at gowan and pecos. lane closures on flamingo at mcleod due to a sewer project. no through sewer project. no through traffic on mcleod at flamingo. this should continue through early march. < >
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back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > politics and the sports world collide... as the republican candidates weigh in on the rebel program. ((kirsten joyce)) chris matthius lets the candidates break down... what the rebels have to do...
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((kirsten joyce)) > a twill take on steve austin's broken skull challenge. miki mullen who also competes in crossfit will appear in sunday's episode on c-m-t. each week, steve austin brings eight elite athletes to his broken skull ranch to test their strength. contestants go head-to-head.. until the last person standing earns the right to take on the toughest obstacle course in america.... the 'skullbuster. and it's all for a chance to win $10,000. miki says if she wins... she will put the money towards her flight school tuition. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a tennessee driver is lucky to be alive after being pulled out of his
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but those who saved him say... a higher power gave him a second chance. witnesses say this jeep sideswipped another car, went down a hill, and crashed into a pole... before catching on fire. they were able to get him out of the driver's seat... but noticed a book was left on the passenger side. that book? the bible. it was the only item in the car that did not burn. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > with the republican nevada caucus today... the candidates are focusing on a number of different issues to win over voters. ((brian loftus)) chris matthius explains... they actually have a soft spot for the u-n-l-v basketball program. ((chris maathuis)) cruz; "god bless the great state of nevada." trump; "nev ah-da" ((chris maathuis)) republican candidates are in las vegas for a big tuesday... they're walking into a firestorm... nothing to do with the balancing a budget, but building a program. it's gone from 20 wins, to 18 and 16 so far this year rubio: "this is a pattern now and i think we're at a point where we start asking about accountability." ((chris maathuis)) he remembers his parents working hard to make sure they could afford rebel tickets.
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tender at sams town in las vegas, my mother was a maid at the imperial palace hotel." ((chris maathuis)) the imperial palace is now a memory, and this once proud rebel program is at a cross roads. rubio; "it's incredibly disturbing you guys have to be seeing this, it's every single day." cruz; "when any one points out their record, they simply start screaming lier, lier, lier." ((chris maathuis)) it's every day, every minute... fans want something better.. they want a winning program.. and you can sense it. kasich; "the intensity, some of the intensity that i feel is pretty remarkable." ((chris maathuis)) unlv needs to make a decision, do they hire an assistant or mid level head coach and hope, or do they find the funds and seek a game changer. because, sitting in 7th place in the league is no longer accetable. kasich; "i think it's funny, i think it's funny, i think it's ridiculous." > we'll be right back........///
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> the republican candidates want your vote... ahead of today's republican caucus. the rallies planned today before the final push. ((brian loftus)) > plus... a local family feels like they've been victimized after being questioned by police... if they hurt their son. the process investigators took after the child was picked up from daycare. ((kirsten joyce)) > and astronauts from one of the apollo missions... heard weird sounds in space... what scientists say is behind the "space music". /// < welcome to a brighter morning,
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joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. today, the republican candidates hope to get your vote. ((kirsten joyce)) republican voters will now take their turn as they head out to caucus. before the polls open, the candidates are now all in town... and prepping for any last minute rallies. ((brian loftus)) last night, donald trump held a rally at the south point. he spoke about his stance on immigration, foreign policy, and relations. he says it's time to end all the "bad deals" u-s leaders are making with the world. trump was also praised by sheriff joe arpaio from maricopa county, arizona: ((sheriff joe arpaio/(r) maricopa county, az: "i hope people will understand where he is coming from and make sure that he becomes the next president of the united states.")) ((brian loftus)) now not everyone agreed with


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