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we are down to crunch time folks, we got to do it. candidates are rallying support throughout the state. that's why i'm so confident that we're going to win. we're your local election headquarters... taking you live to the polling sites and campaigns to see it all in action. ((paula francis)) > nevada's "first in the west" caucuses could be in jeopardy. we're digging into the problems that could cost our state its special standing in the presidential selection process. ((dave courvoisier)) > finding a daycare... that you trust.. is my child going to be safe? after police say a worker gave an infant brain damage. not everybody is equipped to take care of babies . what officials rely on most to catch bad daycare workers before they do harm./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a busy intersection is shut down for a shooting investigation. thanks for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. metro is shutting down the area near valley view and desert inn right now. police say a man was shot and killed there just before 3-30 this afternoon. ((dave courvoisier)) the suspect is still at large.. but police have not given us a description of who they are
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we'll continue to bring you the latest information as it becomes available./// ((dave courvoisier)) > moving on now... the republican presidential caucus is getting underway as we speak... ((paula francis)) the candidates have been rallying support here in town... and throughout the silver state... as the nation watches. we're the first western state to hold our caucus. ((dave courvoisier)) we are your local election headquarters.. with live team coverage of tonight's caucus and campaign events. we'll check in with patrick walker at the trump campaign in a moment, but we first want to get out to karen castro... who is at the polling site at coronado high school. karen? ((karen castro)) > the caucus will be taking place inside the school cafeteria. volunteers have been busy for the past hour getting everything ready ahead of the caucus. coronado high school is expected to be a busy location tonight. in fact, voters started lining up about 45 minutes ago. we did speak to a woman who showed up two hours early. here's what she had to say about
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((anne burell - voter: )) a total of 27 precincts are reporting to this location. this location. a polling site manager tells me... if 100- percent of the registered republican voters assigned to this polling site show up... that translates to as many as
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caucus today coronado high school. but they do expect that number to be a lot lower. ((karen castro)) we did see men in black suits who looked like secret service. they were looking around the cafeteria. ben carson is expected to speak here in the next hour. make sure to keep here with you local election headquarters for the very latest developments as the caucus gets underway. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((paula francis)) karen... how long do our viewers have to cast their ballots tonight at coronado high school? ((karen castro)) the caucus is underway right now.... but voters have until 8-30 to come here and cast their ballot. and they can go home right after. dave courvoisier)) > antime.donald trump has been ramping uefforts in the last 24 hours to get people out to caucus. he's been criss-crossing the state... but will be back in las vegas tonight at treasure island. that is where we find politics now anchor patrick walker... patrick ((patrick walker)) donald trump
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in what he expects to be a victory speech. he is the overwhelming favorite to win in the latest cnn/orc nevada poll. trump was in northern nevada earlier today... holding a rally in sparks. his focus in both today's rally and last night's in las vegas... fell heavily on just a few topics: isis... mexico and immigration... and ted cruz. and... like last night... trump implored supporters to get out and caucus. but... he warned them to be cautious... on the look out for anything suspicious. ((donald trump/(r) presidential candidate: (.34) and watch out for dishonest stuff, because i'll tell you what, there's a bunch of dishonesty with this, you've just got to be careful (.44), paper ballots, they have the whole deal going, paper ballots and the whole thing, so just watch out, if you see anything, just let us know." 0.50)) ((patrick walker)) the republicans here use a paper ballot system at their caucus sites. the g-o-p released a statement this afternoon... saying ballot counting will be an open process and anyone is free to watch. ((patrick walker)) we'll be
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campaign to see if they are hearing anything suspicious. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) patrick... any sense of when trump will be back in las vegas today? ((patrick walker)) both today and last night... he said he plans to hit a good number of the caucus sites when he returns... which means he could be getting back in town now. ((dave courvoisier)) > florida senator marco rubio sat down one on one with 8 news now earlier today.. to talk about his final push before the caucus. the senator spoke to supporters inside the silveraton casino.. saying he is eager to see tonight's results because he believes jeb bush dropping out will allow him to pick up some more delegates. he also said he is not worried about the front runner, donald trump: (( sen. marco rubio: that means 65 to 70 percent of republicans are not voting for donald trump when you
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people,it put him in first place when you divide it up among two, or one then it puts you in first place the sooner we get that point in this race, the better and it should be us because we are the only candidate in this race that can unify the party and grow it, and win this election in november and we have to win in november. )) ((dave courvoisier)) going into tonight... overall, trump has 67 delegates, ted cruz has 11 and marco rubio has 10. rubio took off after this morning's rally... and was in grand rapids, michigan tonight addressing supporters.//// ((paula francis)) > the republican national committee will be scrutinizing tonight's caucus... to see how smoothly it goes.... they have concerns because the 2012 caucus was plagued with problems. could the r-n-c decide to move our early caucus date? we sent 8 news now reporter tony smith to look into it. ((tony smith)) i asked a gop spokesperson - she didn't confirm but didn't deny nevada is in jeopardy of losing our early state status. but most folks i spoke with are hoping the republician caucus
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political attention away from nevada. and it's not just political attention on the table if the rnc moves back our caucus date... it's money. cara clarke, las vegas metro chamber of commerce "i don't think the economic impact is out there yet. but i can tell you, you have seen a lot of news coverage, a lot of people on the strip talking about the issues on the west about the nevada caucus. you have seen a lot of rallies taking place around our state, which is money back into our economy .. and that's something nevada would not want to lose.. dr. dan lee, politics professor at unlv "in the long run, i think that is a negative for nevada. and i think we have done well moving forward and the process, there has been more focus caucus, on the nevada caucus and we see it has moved over the general election, where we have the last presidential debate being here at unlv." > ((tony smith)) another downfall if we lost our early caucus date...there would be a smaller field of presidential
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((paula francis)) > as tony said... many problems have plagued the republican caucus in the past. ((dave courvoisier)) but are those issues likely to arise again this year? steve sebelius joins us now to weigh in on the topic. steve... one of the problems in the past is counting the votes. what's being done to prevent that? - could nevada lose their early caucus? - why do you think
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isn't used here? - what would it take to get a primary here? > our caucus coverage is just
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we'll be bringing you the latest results from the caucus headquarters... as well as interviews with the republican candidates. and it all leads up to a special one hour edition of 8 news now at 11. remember.. 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the presidential race. you can stay up to date with all the latest headlines.. both on air.. and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the cooldown around the valley has been nice... but don't expect it to last. tedd's here now... and tedd... how long do you expect these temperatures to stick around before we warm up again? < tedd florendo >not the entire week. unless you live down the colorado river valley where laughlin and bullhead city notorious for those strong gusts. ............................... ............. right now le''s focus on the
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degrees winds less than 10. yesterday i said breezy not windy, and you can see we had a lot less wind today than yesterday. gusts up to 17 right now with earlier gusts up to 25. but notice big temperature change. ............................... ............ winds this evening will calm ((dave courvoisier)) the tips parents need to know... before dropping off their kids at an unlicensed daycare. ((paula francis)) earning your free coffee. how starbucks is making it's rewards members work a little harder to get a free drink./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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at 5.")) > ((paula francis)) > this past week we learned of 2 childcare providers here in the valley who were arrested in cases of abuse. one child died, the other was critically injured. ((dave courvoisier)) these investigations put a new spotlight on safety at daycare facilities, especially those not licensed. patranya bhoolsuwan is here with what parents need to know before leaving their kids in someone else's care. right now there are nearly 500 licensed child care facilities
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if these places are regulated, parents still need to be extra careful and always ask the right questions: the top 3: 1) are all the staff background checked? 2) is the facility regularly inspected by the state? 3) what kind of training do employees have? and that's just the start: < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) shantelle lorraine has 4 boys under 10...and finding them the right daycare has not always been easy especially, given recent local cases of child abuse. ((shantelle lorraine/mother of four: "is my child going to be safe? do you trust the people running it.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the latest incident involving baby jonathan who now suffers brain damage after daycare worker alejandra robles admits to dropping him ... because he was crying. robles worked at an licensed daycare facility. ((latisha brown/childcare licensing manager: "if a parent chooses to utilize someone who is unlicensed they should probably ensure they have some type of training.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) state childcare licensing manger latisha brown
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that are regulated....and even then ask lots of questions from whether the employees underwent background checks to the kind of training they received to prevent cases of abuse. ((latisha brown/childcare licensing manager: "frustrations can happen, it's how you deal with it, how you approach it.")) ((debra abendroth/dj's christian daycare: 'not everybody is equipped to take care of babies...it really does take aspecial person to take a job on.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) debra abendroth runs licensed "d-j's christian daycare" in henderson, where they get 4 unannouced visits by state inspectors every year. parents can also stop in without notice at any time...something this mother of 4 says is critical. ((shantelle lorraine/mother of four: "i just pop in and see that everyone is doing what they are supposed to be and when i told my husband this gives me a peace of mind as well.")) > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) officials also urge parents to check the state's child care licensing bureau website to make check the state's child care licensing bureau website to make sure a facility has good safety record. you can find a link on our
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com.// ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo >
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neighborhood in shock. ((paula francis)) who police believe is behind a shooting and house fire that left a family of five dead.///
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before their home was set on fire. it happened in phoenix early this morning. police have not specified the relationships of those involved... but did say the shooter was the brother or son of the victims... and he is dead. firefighters said someone was shooting at them from the second story as they were trying to rescue people inside. an officer was the only other person hurt... and was treated for smoke inhalation./// ((paula francis)) > president obama announced today...he has a plan to close the detention center at guantanamo bay... fulfilling a promise he made when he was running in 2008. there are 91 detainees still at the facility. but a third of them have been cleared for transfers to other countries.
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the white house says the move will save 85- million dollars a year in operating costs./// ((paula francis)) > a new way to earn free coffee. ((dave courvoisier)) what starbucks is changing in its rewards program... that might make earning a freebie a little harder. < ((voice over: "now, nevada's
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free coffee and other treats... and a new way to say happy birthday. demetria obilor has it all in today's "what's trending". < demetria obilor if you're an avid starbucks runner... listen up. because it's about to get harder to get that free drink with your gold card.the new rewards program is now based on how much you spend... not the number of transactions. instead of getting 12 stars and earning a free drink... you'll now earn 2 stars for every one dollar spent... and earn up to 125 stars.the new program won't start til mid april. as many of you know.... facebook always notifies you when it's your friend's birthday.. and instead of just writing a
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you can send them a video!the social network just launched the birthday video cam. it lets you record 15 second videos for your friends that will appear on their page. you can even add a festive birthday themed frame. this is only available for apple, right now.... that's it for what's trending... be sure to follow me on twitter, at demetria obilor to stay in the loop... see you in the morning... > ((dave courvoisier)) > remember we will be back at 6 with the latest on how the republican caucus is going... and will be updating you live throughout the night. at five. ((paula francis)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// >> pelley: dangerous weather
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millions of people in five states are on alert for tornadoes. also tonight, more cases of zika in the u.s., spread by sexual transmission. apple's lawyers say unlocking the iphone of a terrorist is a slippery slope. >> apple knows how to do lots of things, but it is not an employee of the united states. >> pelley: and, who let the dogs out? wait till you see. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. a tough day is turning into a rough night in much of the deep south. multiple tornadoes have been spotted, as well as a water spout, near new orleans. we've been told of fatalities at an r.v. park in st. james parish in louisiana. about 100 r.v.s were overturned there. as many as 10 million people in

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