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((brian loftus)) > new details... about the woman who was found dead in a laundry chute at the d hotel. why police say they're ending their criminal investigation. > plus... don't skip the sweets...chocol ate, that is. why researchers say the candy is great for your mind./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((trump: we love nevada. we love nevada! thank you! thank you! ohhh this is a great place, thank you crowd: trump, trump trump, cheering)) ((brian loftus)) > donald trump is the winner in nevada... with the second closest candidate trailing by over 20 percent. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. the republican caucus was held last night... and we have the latest results this morning...as your local election headquarters.
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right now, with 100% percent reporting... trump is number one with just under 46 percent. marco rubio is in second with just under 24 percent... ((brian loftus)) ted cruz came in third place... with 21 percent... followed by ben carson at just under 5 percent... and john kashich got about 4 percent. we've got team coverage of the race this morning... with michael stevens and patrick walker... let's send it over to patrick first with more on trump's victory speech: patrick walker/reporting: a very brief speech for donald trump tuesday evening. the republican frontrunner mostly thanking his supporters. including casino moguls steve wynn and phil ruffin, along with his family who joined him on stage. ((vo)) trump only touched on a few topics in his victory speech. he vowed to "build the wall" on the us/mexico border. and. he vowed to keep guantanamo bay open. he also had an "i told you so"
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((sot - donald trump/(r) presidential candidate 3:04 "we will be celebrating for a long time tonight, have a good time. have a good time. you know, we weren't expected a few months ago to win this one, you know that right? we weren't. of course if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning, the country, and soon the country is going to start winning winning winning. 3:32)) ((vo)) now. trump and the other candidates are moving on to the super tuesday states to campaign. in las vegas. i'm patrick walker reporting. brian loftus > now to the runner-ups... marco rubio and ted cruz. kirsten joyce it was a hard fought battle between both of them... but the florida senator pulled off the number two spot in nevada. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live in the newsroom. michael, how close was it? brian, kirsten... the second place spot was up for grabs the whole night...
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took silver. yesterday... took silver. yesterday... when we spoke with the presidential candidate in person... he said his focus was not on trump... but collecting delegates here in the state: ((marco rubio // (r) presidential candidate: at this stage it's still about picking up delagates even the winners of these states dont pick up every delegate. in iowa we came in third placeand got as many delagates as second place -- only one delegate less than first place so this is about picking up delegates in the states that award them proportionately as nevada does once you get to the winner take all states that begin march 15th thats when you have to win those states and we will be by then. )) ((michael stevens)) yesterday... both rubio and ted cruz scored 5-apiece. still much lower than trump's 12. marco rubio skipped town after his early morning rally at the silverton casino. he was off to the midwest. meanwhile, ted cruz did all he can to sway voters. he ended his night in las vegas and spoke to his supporters shortly after trump took the top spot: ((sen. ted cruz // (r) presidential candidate: "the role of the first four primaries is to narrow the field. and we have seen the first four
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now, at this point, we've had four primaries. history teaches us that nobody has ever won the nomination without winning one of the first three primaries and there are only two people who have won one of the first three primaries -- (cheers) donald trump and us. (cheers)")) ((michael stevens)) cruz spent far more on the caucuses in nevada than the winner. he spent about 790-thousand dollars ... compared to trump's 490- thousand. rubio outspent them both -- he shelled out about 920- thousand dollars in the state. meanwhile... ben carson told his supporters... he's not planning on ending his presidential bid anytime soon... even after finishing 4th. and john kasich who spent yesterday in georgia fell into 5th place. ((brian loftus)) michael...
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importance of delegates... where do the candidates stand today? ((michael stevens)) overall, trump has 79 delegates, cruz has 16 and rubio has 15. john kasich has five delegates and ben carson has three. it takes 1,237 delegates to win the republican nomination for president. ((brian loftus)) > while the republicans had their attention focused here... the democrats were speaking at a town hall in south carolina. bernie sanders and hillary clinton sat down last night. sanders is taking an increasingly tough line against clinton. reiterating his call for clinton to release transcripts of paid speeches that she made to wall street banks... she says she will...if her opponents do: ((bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate): "i"m happy to release all my paid speeches to wall street.
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none." (hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate): "if everybody does it, and that includes the republicans -- because we know they have made a lot of speeches,")) polls suggest voters struggle with clinton's trustworthines s. she's faced scrutiny over her handling of the benghazi attack and her private email sever scandal./// ((brian loftus)) 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./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast.
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how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < pretty clear this morning... after some high clouds yesterday slipped through southern nevada. .... it was a nice tuesday, but definitely cooler with highs in the low 60s. .. now temps are dropping off to the cooler 40s and they will feel cooler, but thankfully without the chilly north winds. .. today more sunshine and highs in the upper 60s. .... we had a calm day, but the deep south was ripped up with severe weather and twisters that struck louisiana. a lot of damage and injuries. > back to you.
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((kirsten joyce)) > the man accused of shooting and killing two women near the strip... is set to be in court this morning. omar talley was arrested over the weekend. police say it started as a fight in the miracle mile parking garage... one woman was found in the street... the other woman drove to the cosmopolitan valet. they both died. another man was also wounded in the shooting but is expected to recover. talley's hearing is set for 7-45 this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police say the woman who was found dead in a laundry chute at the d hotel... fell 15 floors. 26 year-old kalli medina- brown of california was discovered dead in a laundry chute on sunday morning. police say she fell from the 18th floor to the laundry collection area on the 3rd. metro police say there is no evidence to suggest she was killed by someone else... and the homicide detectives are suspending their investigation.
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reveal the cause of death./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >crash on rainbow and sunset, in a construction zone. metro is also responding to another crash in a cone zone at flamingo and decatur. freeways are clear for the most part. at cheyenne. < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > some leaders
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polygamous sect in utah are behind bars... ((brian loftus)) on food stamp fraud accusations... the scheme authorities say they were conducting. plus... ((they want to help get back into the real world..and its so beautiful and touching.)) ((kirsten joyce)) helping homeless people in our community... the lengths one couple goes to... to make sure people get back on their feet... in this week's acts of kindness. ((brian loftus)) noisy eight- wheelers are taking the wrong route, and it's driving you crazy.. demetria stepped in to get them back on track, in "what's
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> a las vegas couple is reaching out to our rea homeless, with a lot more than just warm cooked meals...
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this was probably 15 years ago.. ((kirsten joyce)) gary and ginny davis davis are no strangers to the las vegas community.. years.. for what they do for others... the homeless, specifically ... veterans, living on the streets. . ... they don't see them as invisible... who they want to help get back into the real world..and its so beautiful and touching... gary davis started back in alton ilinois, where we were from.. ((kirsten joyce)) when they moved to las vegas 25 years ago.. they soon saw the need was greater here. gary davis first we got some businesses, then got with police people here.. ((kirsten joyce)) the duo head down to d street ... tropicana... and the underpasses.. with plenty of food.. they cook it all up the night before... and set everything up.. a way to reach out and establish friendships... ginny davis now they call us mom and dad.. gary davis first meeting we had, 250 people
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and that was 13 years ago.. once they establish friendships, they work on the next step... ginny davis i help them get a birth certificate, because if they lost.. sometimes it will take a month or two.. or even longer. despite the challenges... some will never get off the street.. trying . ((kirsten joyce)) money presentation : you've been nominated by 800 dollar check... :26 ((kirsten joyce)) the couple also offers their address... so the homeless have a place to have their documentations sent to. > now if you would like to nominate someone.. 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. ///
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sherry swensk < calm and cool here at home this morning... with temps in the 40s and even some cooler 30s. we have an easy day ahead of us without those bumpy winds. ................... people in louisiana will be cleaning up from yesterday's deadly tornadoes in st. james parish in the southern part of the state. >
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dozen people from the fundamentalist l-d-s church in utah are being charged for food stamp fraud. 11 people were indicted yesterday... they're charged with conspiracy to commit fraud with snap benefits... along with conspiracy to commit money laundering. prosecutors accuse church leaders of orchestrating a yearslong fraud scheme... they say they instructed members on how to use food- stamp benefits illegally for the benefit of the faith... and avoid getting caught./// ((brian loftus)) > a vigil was held last night... for two of the victims killed in a shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan. last night...friends and family gathered to remember a father and son killed in the incident. on saturday, police say jason dalton went on a violent rampage and killed six people.
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dalton was reportedly driving for uber the night of the attack./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > back to you. ///
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now deemed safe... ((kirsten joyce)) but there is something new that customers are complaining about when it comes to chipotle. . ((brian loftus)) and.... keeping your head in the cloud...if you're wearing headphones. the company that spotify is
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moving into google's cloud. ((kirsten joyce)) and chipotle has a new problem...its menu! hena daniels joins us live from wall street. good morning hena.
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may have some sweet benefits, what's that about? good morning brian and kirsten! stocks on wall street followed the price of oil yesterday.... down. the dow fell 188 points. and the nasdaq finished 67 points lower. /// the music streaming service spotify is moving its entire service onto cloud computing services operated by google. spotify says its partership with google is "a big deal." but it's a big win for google, which is offering itself as an alternative to amazon which dominates the cloud market.ogle says in ten yearstloud" could generate moreney than its on-line ads./ chipotle is facing a new problem that has nothing to do with food safety. w market research showssms are getting bored withs chc.lling it menu fatigue.ipotle serves a limited menu of . burrito burrito bowls, cos and salads. t prides itself on being a healthier alternative to traditional fast fo.chipotle has not changes its menu since opening its doors almost two decades ago. /// q: hena we hear that chocolate may have some sweet benefits, what's that about? a:
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awesome enough.. a new study finds it's good for our brains! the study in the journal appetite found regular consuption of chocolate helped memory, abstract reasoning and better performance on tests. it's the flavonals that help reap the benefits.. dark chocolate has the highest ammounts.// brian and kirsten? /// > now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? ///
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"the eight- wheelers driving east, up owens avenue and turning left onto mount hood are not only damaging the road, but creating constant noise. they used to use lake mead blvd., which is commercial, but now they are using owens ave., which is residential." right now, trucks are hauling material to the gravel pit on hollywood. the county says it's all part of its las vegas wash project, and that the trucks should be using lake mead, not owens. the county sent me this picture of the designated haul route. the county notified the project's manager to reinforce the established haul route.the county says the trucks were most likely not theirs, but they've been trying to track down the contractor to redirect them. the entire project is scheduled to finish up in early fall
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remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > johnson and johnson is paying a woman's family millions in a lawsuit. ((brian loftus)) how her death is tied to their talcum powder./// ((michael stevens)) centurylink prism tv has all your favorite channels, tons of live sports, and more -- all in crystal-clear hd. watch when and where you want with advanced features like our wireless set-top box, whole home dvr, and prism on the go. and choose from a variety of great packages to fit your home.
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this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce and i'm kirsten joyce. republican candidates' sights are set on march first... after their big night here in nevada. ((brian loftus)) we're your local election headquarters... and here with us to break down last night's caucus... is michael stevens. good morning michael. brian, kirsten... presidential candidates vying for the white house are turning their focus to super tuesday following last night's republican caucus. donald trump pulled off a big victory. in the battle for second place, marco rubio took that spot with washington (ap) - a clear majority of those attending the nevada caucuses want the next
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political establishment, driving businessman donald trump to victory. he 6 in 10 caucus- goers who said they prefer an outsider over someone with political experience was a higher percentage than in any other gop primary or caucus so far, according to the entrance poll conducted for the associated press and television networks by edison research.basica lly just this is interesting, in email) recap/ entrance polls 2016 election- gop most gop caucus-goers in nevada angry with gov't washington (ap) -- among early arrivals at nevada's republican caucuses, nearly 6 in 10 say they are angry at the way the government is working. people arrived at caucus locations in nevada show another third saying they are government. those early arrivals are most likely to say the top issues facing the country are the economy or government spending, each listed by about 3 in 10 caucus. immigration and terrorism were out 2 in 10. the survey was being conducted for the associated press and the televion networks by edisonsearch aruican votersarrive at 25 randomlselected caucus sites in nevada. the preliminary rests include terviews with 925 republican caucus-goers and have a margin of error of plus or minus 5
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cry in last night's nevada caucuses... donald trump continues his winning streak...with an eye p tuesdayates have great numbers coming out texas, amazinnumbers coming t of tennessee and georgia andkansas// it's going to be anazing two mt. might not even need the two months, to be honest, folks. mhael stevens)) thellionaire frontrunner gnered ch of his support in the state from voterwho aredissatisfied with thevernment.litically correctns isstroying us.i think he's here for the people d i think he wants to win ((michael stevens)) the win ves trump the majority of the delegates in the ate...bringing him closetoinching the gop nomtioi think he is well piod toeep asa) ampntinues en.rest tttlin teve.rl iof ccussvch molit rover rtresupportersyne week from today will most ghhis mpaign.yetru iidtomorrow nig svoters pick their choice commander in chief. supetuesday is just one week away... when voters across the counyll head to the polls in more thaaozen states. kirsten joyce)) ((brian ftus)) > people areset...for a town hall meeting in south carolina last night bernie sanders and hillary clinton pushed for support ahead of the state's primary on saturday. they talked about the current campaign... sanders says more and more people are backing him: (((sen. bernie sanders/(d) presidential candidate) "we started with no support. our support has grown and it has grown in the african american community and what i believe to the degree in which we get our message out." )) clinton talked about the campaign too... and was asked if she turned a corner after her success in nevada:
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every election or caucus has to be taken seriously...you have to work hard for every vote..i'm taking no vote, no place for granted. that's not how i think about it. we have had three contests.... we have about 47 to go. i'm going to work hard at each and every one of them." )) again, super tuesday is march first...where 12 states voice who they want for president./// ((kirsten joyce)) 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./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk > < kirsten, brian...
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have identified a person they want to talk to... about yesterday's homicide near nellis air force base. one man was shot to death yesterday morning at an apartment complex near las vegas boulevard and craig. police want to talk to 21 year old colton brantano about the incident. police say brantano was last seen driving 1990s model volkswagen jetta with gold rims and an arizona license plate./// ((brian loftus)) > and metro police are shooting... that left one man dead. it happened yesterday afternoon near desert inn and polaris. police say the man was found shot inside a vehicle... where he died. if you have any information on
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asked to call crimestoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a man accused of running over two car wash employees is set to be sentenced this morning. christopher blalark was arrested in december of 2014... police say he crashed into the employees and took off... it was caught on surveillance camera. blalark was later arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident. his sentencing hearing is set for 8-30./// ((brian loftus)) > with recent cases of child abuse involving daycare workers here in the valley, state officials tell us that parents must be more vigilant than ever putting their kids in the care of others. according to the nevada child care licensing bureau, they are getting dozens of calls every year with complaints about potential safety hazards at daycare facilitieis, especially those that are unlicensed. debra abendroth has operated d-j's christian daycare and pre-school in henderson for nearly 20 years...which is a licensed facility. abendroth says potential child abuse is what she works hard to prevent. her staff all undergo extensive background check and training..but even then she says
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people go even if they look good on paper. ((debra abendroth/dj's christian daycare: "not everybody is equipped ot take care of babies..it really does take a specal person to take a job on.")) ((latisha brown/childcare licensing bureau: "parents should also make it a point to visit or make unannouced vistis on their own to make sure the day is going well that their child is okay make those visits be as involved as they can be.")) at d'j's, the staff allows parents to get their own i-d badge so they can come check on their kids at anytime without notice. state officials also urge parents to 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 website at las vegas now dot com.// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < > back to you.
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((kirsten joyce)) > fire crews
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coming to las vegas today... to get a little practice. they'll be conducting rescue training with the high roller. firefighters from new york and orlando will be arriving this morning at seven... and will practice rescue situations until 11. the high roller is 550 feet tall./// ((kirsten joyce)) > there will be a new way for kids to learn about history... ((brian loftus)) the background behind a new american girl doll... and the reason for her release. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... more zika cases in the u-s. what health officials say is
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three people are dead and several missing after strong storms and tornadoes rip through the gulf states. seven tornadoes hit southeast louisiana and southwest mississippi... two people died when a tornado hit an r-v park... and 30 others were injured. the storm system is also doing damage in alabama... they took down trees and caused structure damage. and in florida... several buildings were damaged and thousands of people are without power.///
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this morning... american girl is releasing a new doll in honor of black history month... her name is melody ellison. he's a nine year-old growing up in detroit during the 1960s civil rights era - who loves to sing and uses her voice to make a difference. the company is also celebrating its 30th anniversary. melody will be available in stores late this summer. her price tag is $115///
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kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > back to you.///
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family is getting millions... ((brian loftus)) after she died...using a popular product. how johnson and johnson's talcum
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johnson will be paying millions of dollars...after a woman's death was linked to her use of their talcum powder. jacqueline fox died of ovarian cancer in october of last year at 62 years old. she used johnson-and- johnson's
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"shower to shower" for years. this week... a jury in missouri found the company liable for her death...and ordered them to pay 72 million dollars. the company failed to warn consumers that it's talc-based products could cause cancer. johnson and johnson -- which faces hundreds of similar lawsuits -- was found liable for fraud, negligence and conspiracy./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the cdc is investigating more than a dozen new cases of zika virus in the u-s... and they say it's possibly spread through sex. the cases involve men who visited areas affected by the outbreak...who may have infected their female partners. health officials say the virus remains in the blood for about a week but can stay in other bodily fluid for much longer. zika has been linked to birth defects in newborns ./// ((brian loftus)) > the animal foundation says world spay day was a success... they booked over 500 free spay and neuter appointments in under three hours. there's a waitlist for those people who weren't able to get in... we posted a link on our website, las vegas now dot com.
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offers low cost surgeries... dogs start at 60 dollars, cats start at 30./// ((brian loftus)) > it's time now for our pet of the week. this is pretzel. he's 1- year- old. he's some type of terrier mix. pretzel has been waiting for a home since february 18th. his adoption fee is 200- dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < > < kirsten, brian...
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cf> back to you./// > > plus... kirsten joyce
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donald trump takes the top spot last night... how the runners-up are reacting this morning. brian loftus > plus... metro is finished.. investigating the death of a woman found inside a laundry chute at the d... what they say happened to her. kirsten joyce > and... a candy bar recall... what was found inside the chocolate... to prompt the maker to issue a warning./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. brian loftus and i'm brian loftus. we are your local election headquarters and have the final results this morning.. of the nevada republican caucus. ((kirsten joyce)) donald trump came out on top.. with just shy of 46 percent. marco rubio is in second with just under 24 percent... ((brian loftus)) ted cruz came in third place with 21 percent... followed by ben carson at just

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