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republican caucus... the candidates take the stage. ((kirsten joyce)) a republican debate is being held in texas tonight... the candidates are working to trump... who's surging ahead after tuesday's win. ((brian loftus)) scott mclean is live in houston texas with more. scott mclean has more on the republican debate tonight just a few precious days before super tuesday... the epicenter of the republican nomination race tonight will be texas. that's where the five g-o-p hopefuls left in the race will meet for a debate in houston. the big question now -- can anyone stop donald trump? the front runner says he'll be ready thursday night. we'll be totally prepared, people have not done very well against me so far everyone who has attacked me has gone down. marco rubio has been attacking
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likely stop on the debate stage: the front runner in this race has actually alluded to the fact that he thinks parts of obamacare are pretty good (boo) then there's ted cruz -- who has faced tough questions after failing to consolidate evangelical support in nevada carolina. the texas senator thinks he's being treated unfairly. i'm curious how many reporters ask marco rubio after losing four states in a row, so when do you drop out? rounding out the debate stage -- john kasich and ben carson -- who still believe they have a way forward.
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democratic side - hillary clinton and bernie sanders are gearing up for their south carolina primary this saturday. sanders is spending part of the week by making his pitch to states that vote in th ecoming weeks... he held a rally in south carolina and okalhoma yesterday. and he'll be headed to flint michigan tomorrow... he'll be attending a forum on the city's water problem. flint's water supply is contaminated with lead. hillary clinton also stressed her committment to helping flint...at a rally in south carolina yesterday. she adds if president, she would also help other communities going through the samae problems./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and we're your local election we have you covered this election year on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a woman in henderson last night. it happened at about 11 in front of the jokers wild casino at springs. police say the woman was crossing the street when she was hit. she wasn't in a crosswalk at
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the driver took off... police say he was in a stolen vehicle...that's since been tracked down. if you have any information... you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating a shooting involving a security guard. it happened yesterday evening near the centennial hills hospital on durango. police say there was an interaction between the security guard and man... and the guard told police he felt his life was in danger and shot him. police tell us the man who was and at last check, he was critical but stable condition. it's unclear what security company the guard works for - or what he was working to protect. no word on if he'll face charges./// brian loftus > now let's get a > now let's get a look at your forecast.
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how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > a dangerous stretch of road is getting some major safety improvements.
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area that has a lot of foot traffic... so it should be good for both drivers and pedestrians. a meeting was held last night for the public to give their opinion on the project... n-dot plans to spend 4- and- a- half million dollars to upgrade lake mead boulevard between civic center drive and pecos road... that's in north las vegas. the most obvious change... replacing two left- lane turns with a raised median. the new design also allows for wider sidewalks and bike lanes. work is expected to begin late this summer./// kirsten joyce how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > back to you.
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brian loftus > looking to score some good deals? saturday... the county is hosting their first government surplus auction of the year. kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning near stephanie street and flamingo
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good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... i'm standing on the lot where all the items will be sold. the county says there's over 225 cars up for grabs... and 400 miscellaneous items that will be sold here on saturday... and it all starts at 8-am. this is the first of three government auctions of the year. all of the items from police and government agencies. there's everything from cars, trucks, officer equipment, and other lost and found items that haven't been claimed: ((david johnson // manager, automotive services clark co.: we have lost and found property from mccarran could be digital cameras, computers, jewelry -- just about everything you leave behind at mccarran if you don't claim it and they can't find the rightful owner -- then it is sold and disposed of through the auction process and you have the right to buy that. )) ((michael stevens)) the county
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company to manage all the sales. pre- registration for the auction is happening today and tomorrow. the doors open at 9 and close at 5. i'm told you should register beforehand so there's not any delays on auction day: ((david johnson // manager, automotive services clark co.: it's almost an event. we'll have approximately 700 to 800 people saturday as well as online bidders because you can bid online for the vehicles. there's a huge crowd that also shows up -- the community has been great supporting us down here. and everyone comes out and has a great time. )) ((michael stevens)) in order to register you need to have a valid id... and there's no cost to register for the event. last year, the auction raised 4-point 9-million for participating for government agencies. 2.6 million went right back into clark county. if you're interested... but not sure if there's anything you would want... you can check the auction company's website.
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that's las vegas now dot com. brian, kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael... is there any reserve on any of the auction items? ((michael stevens)) brian, i'm told the people who come out make the price... everything starts at zero and goes up from there. brain? > mcdonalds is going healthy... the new low calorie breakfast options at some restaurants... with ingredients like kale and chorizo. plus... visitors try the pot in colorado... with unexpected results.
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tourists are ending up in the emergency room. one traffic signal is causing a whole lot of delays. demetria made some calls and now the problem is solved. where you can expect a better drive, in "what's driving you
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this morning... mcdonald's is testing out new breakfast options in southern california... hundreds of restaurants in los angeles and san diego are trying out low-calorie breakfast bowls. one has egg whites, turkey sausage, spinach and kale. another has scrambled egg and chorizo sausage with hashbrowns, salsa and pico de gallo. mcdonald's will also begin using lower-calorie chobani greek yogurt in its parfaits and smoothies. mcdonald's is also testing out a chicken and waffle- type sandwich in ohio.///
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we're following breaking news out of california with a brush fire in malibu... about 20 acres on fire with gusty north winds. ...................... looking for another calm and easy day in the desert. temps right now are in the fairly comfortable 40s around the valley. you may need a light sweater or
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while this morning... then short sleeves with the 70s this afternoon. .... another day of deadly storms along the east coast... eight people dead after twisters hit a small farming community in virginia. the eastern u.s. is cleaning up today and reeling after more deadly twisters. this time the storms hit virginia... and pennsylvania as this massive low pressure keeps sliding up into the northeast. .............. the latest damage in the northeast. we keep getting warmer into the weekend with some high clouds drifting through and some breezes next week. > back to you./// >
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pregnant women in florida have tested positive for the zika virus... u-s health officials announced the cases yesterday... all three cases are believed to be travel related. zika is spreading through latin america and scientists say it's babies. it can be spread through mosquitos and is also believed to be spread through sex. a total of 32 cases of zika have been reported in florida./// ((brian loftus)) > emergency room visits in colorado from visitors have spiked after marijuana was legalized in the state. that's according to a new study... doctors say experimental pot smokers aren't prepared to handle the side effects including hallucinations and anxiety. they also say edible marijuana products often have delayed reactions which could trigger an overdose./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > tomorrow, nhp will be enforcing the new speed limit on
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tropicana and broadbent/gibso n from eight am to three-thirty pm. the speed limit is now 45 miles per hour. the rtc is also working to make flamingo better with new bus shelters and other road improvements. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > forget being
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now...it's car hacked. ((kirsten joyce)) how researchers say hackers can hijack some nissan cars. ((brian loftus)) attracting a mate online... may be based on more than looks... the jobs that attract the most attention on the dating app
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managers are admitting they pay men more... ((kirsten joyce)) and..... researchers say some of nissan's cars can be hacked. hena daniels joins us live from wall street. good morning hena. q: hena we hear if you're single. what you do may be important than how you look. what's that about?? good morning brian and kirsten! new oil numbers show a decline in production and a possible rise in demand. that sent stocks higher on wednesday. the dow ended up 53 points the nasdaq finished up 39. hey ladies - go ask for a raise! a new career builder survey finds one in five human resource managers admit women earn less than men within their companies. the survey of more than 3 thousand workers found men are nearly three times as likely to
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according to a security researcher, some of nissan's electric "leaf" cars can be easily hacked. the researcher says heating and air- conditioning units can be hijacked.. potentially running down the car's batteries. he also says a flaw in the leaf's companion app allows drivers' recent trips to be spied on. nissan says there is no safety threat. brian and kirsten? /// q: hena we hear if you're single. what you do may be important than how you look. what's that about?? a: yes. it may be more about the profession than your apperance. dating app 'tinder' is out with its list of jobs that attract the most attention: for women the top five are: physical therapist. interior designer. founder/entrep reneur... p- r/communicatio ns and teacher. pilot is the top job for men followed by founder/entrep reneur. firefighter.. doctor and tv- radio personality. brian and kirsten?
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> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor > kody, "every night around 7:00 p.m., the left-turn signal from valley view blvd. to eastbound spring mtn. rd. lasts for maybe three seconds. only two cars get through. what gives?!" as many of you know, the spring mountain/valley view intersection gets a lot of traffic.
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interchange right down the way. i reached out to fast, the division of the rtc that maintains and operates the valley's traffic signals. fast technicians monitored the intersection. they addressed the problem by increasing the amount of time for the south to east left- turn. fast says this should fix the problem. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) putting a twist...on airplane seating! ((kirsten joyce)) how a new design puts your comfort first.///
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> leaving nevada... for washington d-c. could our governor be taking the empty seat in america's top court? what senator harry reid has to say about it. ((brian loftus)) > a woman... found dead in a house fire. the reason neighbors say she went back in... after her house burst into flames. ((michael stevens)) > ((michael stevens is live with more on the county auction)) < welcome to a brighter morning, 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. it's 5-30. supreme court justice antonin scalia died less than two weeks ago... and president obama is working to fill the empty seat. ((brian loftus)) he could be turning toward nevada to do it. two people familiar with the process say the white house is considering governor brian sandoval.
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judge and is considered a moderate republican. we spoke with a u-n-l-v associate professor who says this would be good recognition for nevada: (( michael green, associate professor of history, unlv if brian sandoval is nominated or confirmed, it's certainly a feather in nevada's cap in a sense that we've never had an appointment to the us supreme court. . in that way, it's something nevadans should take some pride in. )) ((brian loftus)) despite crossing party lines... it would still likely be an uphill battle if the president nominates sandoval. republicans in the senate have said they will not hold confirmation hearings on any nominee president obama chooses... but senator harry reid is endorsing our governor: (((sen. harry reid) i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person, he has a great record, and he's been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there.)) ((brian loftus)) governor sandoval says he is honored his name was mentioned... but has not heard anything to think the president is
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((kirsten joyce)) > senator harry reid is also backing a presidential candidate... hillary clinton. he's all-in for the former secretary of state. (( (sen. harry reid/(d) minority leader) "she is a person who is a very quick learner, all you need to do is look at what happened after 9/11, gee did she do a good job. she fought for new york like i've never seen anyone fight.")) ((kirsten joyce)) reid's announcement comes after clinton's victory in saturday's nevada caucuses./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk > < < kirsten, brian... back to you./// >
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after a woman died in a house fire... trying to save her pet dog. it happened yesterday afternoon at a house near nellis and harmon... neighbors say the woman ran back inside...to get her pet... but she couldn't get back out. crews found her dead inside the home. investigation./// ((brian loftus)) > the case against the man accused of abducting... raping.. and killing a local teen back in 2011... is set to be in court this morning. police say javier righetti sexually assaulted and stabbed 15- year-old alyssa otremba in a tunnel near her home. he then set her body on fire and left her in the desert. if convicted righetti could face the death penalty./// ((kirsten joyce)) > today, defense lawyers will be examining the wildlife refuge in occupiers last month. yesterday... 16 accused occupiers, including the bundy brothers, pleaded not guilty. most of the suspects remain in custody this morning. they're charged with felony conspiracy... the government will likely add
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defense teams will get their first chance to look at the scene since this happened today./// 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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weekend... you have a chance to pick- up some good deals. ((brian loftus)) it's the first of three government surplus auctions going on this year. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live near stephanie and flamingo. michael, what kind of stuff is out there? ((this saturday we're going to have our first auction of the year for all the government entities in southern nevada. starts at 8am on stephanie st. -- wed. - fri from 9am to 5am you can preview the items up for auction. 225 vehicles, 400 miscellaneous lots up for sale.))
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automotive services clark co.: there's good deals to be had. the vehicles are all well maintained -- if we know there's a problem with the vehicle it's written right on the windshield. they have the chance to come down and start up the vehicle -- listen to it run. people come in because it's a good deal whether it's the miscellaneous stuff or the vehicles. ))
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((kirsten joyce)) michael... about how many people does the county expect to come out this weekend? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... the county expects hundreds. last year, they saw close to 2- thousand people between all their auctions combined.
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to get close to 7 or 8- hundred people this weekend. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > deadly weather on the east coast... ((brian loftus)) what residents are waking up to this morning... after tornadoes ravaged several states. ((kirsten joyce)) more comfortable airline seats... how a new design would give you
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((sherry swensk)) > apowerful, fast moving, storm system swept from the gulf coast into the northeast. the regions saw deadly tornadoes, strong winds and drenching rain. don champion has the latest from new york. as the dangerous storm system moves up the east coast.. state police in waverly, virginia combed through the rubble with flashlights overnight... -nats/ sot- everything's destroyed...unb elievable .after a tornado ripped through the tiny farming town. -nat/sot- looked at that, you
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some of his neighbors did not. (sot vincent donald/ resident) i saw one of my friend, he said his brother died.//the house disappeared elsewhere in virginia...dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble. several reported tornadoes also touched down pennsylvania and in the carolinas. this dairy farm was demolished in seconds: (sot sears day/ farm owner) we're thankful we lost no animals and no one was hurt so that's the main thing (vo) the storm brought heavy rains and strong winds to other parts of the east coast including here in new york...making a mess of travel. -nats- rain quickly accumulated on roads in the new york and throughout the dc area...submergi ng vehicles.. (sot bruce caylor) when the water gets this high, it's scary because your cars are here and you don't know what's going to happen powerful winds also caused thousands of power outages in the northeast. those windy conditions are expected to stick around today...before the system moves out to sea. don champion cbs news new york. ((sherry swensk)) > the same storm system brought twisters to southern louisiana and mississippi tuesday, where at
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back to you./// > < demetria obilor > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > today you have the chance to zipline >
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((kirsten joyce)) > apple still won't agree to help the government unlock a phone of one of the san bernardino shooters... a federal judge ruled last week apple had to help the fbi unlock the iphone of syed farook... 14 people were killed in the incident back in december. in an interview with abc yesterday... the company's ceo tim cook maintained it would be bad for america - if apple helped unlock the i- phone. cook says he's prepared to take the battle all the way to the supreme court. apple has until tomorrow to appeal the judge's ruling./// ((brian loftus)) > walmart has pulled hoverboards from its website. the move comes following the government's warning the devices pose a fire risk.
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the boards comply with new safety standards. target, toys "r" us and amazon have reportedly pulled the boards from their websites as well./// ((brian loftus)) > economy seats have gotten smaller... and one airline even wants to use a bench instead of single seats to accomodate more passengers. but as jonathan vigliotti explains... designers in london have a much different idea for airline seats--with comfort in mind. (sky) no matter how much patience you pack - (cbs) a long-haul flight in economy can leave you defeated. now, a team of london designers hopes to ease that pain with seating. adam: it's just like your body - so you do this (twists) and the seat does this (twists). adam white, director of factory design, came up with the idea japan. adam: 4 or 5 hours into the flight - i'm kind of doing this.i'm twisting. (standup bridge) (jonathan vigliotti/londo n) the chair is almost like an exoskeleton - and if you look at the back of it, you'll see what i mean.
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rib cage that shifts with your every movement. (handout images from factory design) the skeleton design will be padded and covered. white says the end result is a chair that adjusts to your body and is more comfortable to sit and even sleep in for long stretches of time. jv: and if i didn't like you - i could just twist. adam: the other way! (laughs) (cbs) white knows comfort. he began his company designing the last seats for british airways' luxury concord. several airlines have shown interest (sky news) in the twister - which takes up no more space than a typical economy seat. (cbs) that's a big selling point as airlines try to jam more passengers onboard their flights. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. ((brian loftus)) > white hopes the twister seat will take off within two years.//
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things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > we're less
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nascar weekend in las vegas... and officials are working to make it easier for you to get to and from the speedway. it's the 20th anniversary of the las vegas motor speedway... and traffic wasn't so smooth when it first opened. the first race at the speedway was in '96... the city had never dealt with traffic numbers so large. many race fans spent hours waiting to get in and waiting to get home... but now crews can move over 100-thousand fans in minutes... ((richie clyne/former owner:he fir year itself was a nightmare different agency ghting over control of streetsd which was there, nody wasin sync." butt tohriswell/gm: 'people now canally drive to the speedway ght before the gre flag andive in withouttopping." ))brian loft)t it takes a lot of work.ey use dozens of messageards, ove17-hundred cones, ong with hundreds of trafficgns and barriers./// ian loftus > let's t a check your commute.rst joyce demetria... howre things looking?metria obo
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coming up at 6:00...
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the run... after hitting and killing a woman... the stolen car the suspect was driving.. and the hunt to track down the suspect. brian loftus
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a scary situation inside a convenience store.. how this man is doing after his ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about the first government auction of the year > < 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. ((sherry swensk)) and i'm sherry swensk. break out the sunglasses.. it is going to be a beautiful day in las vegas! ((brian loftus)) it almost feels like summer is here already! ((kirsten joyce)) it's been unusually warm for this time of year, right sherry?

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