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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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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 boulder highway and warm springs. police say the woman was crossing the street when she was hit. she wasn't in a crosswalk at the time and was pronounced dead on scene. 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)) > a dangerous stretch of road is about to get a lot safer. ((demetria obilor)) n-dot is making improvements to lake mead... between civic center and pecos in north las vegas. the upgrades will cost some 4 and a half million dollars. one of the changes that will be made... is crews will replace two left lane turns with a raised median. the new design also allows for wider sidewalks and bike lanes... something pedestrians say is needed: (( karen morrison, pedestrian: it's an amazing idea there's a lot of people out here getting killed on the sidewalks. people running into bus stops it's ridiculous. )) ((demetria obilor)) n-dot held a meeting last night for the public to give their opinion on
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construction is set to begin later this summer./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor back to you! brian loftus > looking to score
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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 with a preview. 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
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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 is working with an auction company to manage all the sales. pre- registration for the auction is happening today and tomorrow. 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. great time. ))
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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. we posted a link to their website to ours. 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?
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football player.. could be heading to a federal prison... ((brian loftus)) the time reggie rucker could spend behind bars.. after stealing money from charity to pay for his gambling debt. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... 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 crazy?" ((brian loftus)) > and... happy wife, happy wife? the hundreds of thousands a new survey couples spend... to have wedded bliss.///
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admitted to stealing money from charities... to pay off his las vegas gambling debt. the 68- year- old pleaded guilty to federal charges yesterday... and is slated to be sentenced in may. the agreement calls for about a 2 year stint in federal prison. an fbi investigation found rucker withdrawn at least 100- thousand dollars from two cleveland non- profits he once ran./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's one of the age old questions.. how much would it cost to buy one of everything on amazon?? we now have your answer. about 12 point 86- billion dollars. that's according to a computer scientist in zurich.
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million different items available on the online retailer last year and the average cost was 26 dollars 86 cents. no word from amazon yet if 12 point 86 billion dollars is the correct answer./// ((demetria obilor)) > turns out wedded bliss.. for almost a half century together.... comes at quite the price: 381- thousand dollars to be exact. quidco just discovered that in a new survey. more than half said they believe a dream wedding would set them up for a happy marriage. and that price tag was 30- grand. after the wedding.. the survey found happy couples spent 2 grand a year on date nights.. about 24- hundred on vacations .. and 922 on weekend getaways yearly. they also found couples spend about 680 bucks a year on jewelry and 435 each year on gifts and surprises. those are just some of the yearly expenses.... which end up totaling 381-
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year marriage./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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are investigating a shooting involving a security guard. it happened yesterday evening near the centennial hills hospital on durango. police say there was some sort of 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 shot was taken to u-m-c... and at last check, he was critical but stable condition. it's unclear what security
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what he was working to protect. no word on if he'll face charges./// ((brian loftus)) > and metro police say two people were stabbed last night at the polo towers near the strip. they tell us a fight broke out between a group of men when two were stabbed multiple times. no word yet on their conditions. officers are now searching for three suspects. if you have any information call crime stoppers./// ((brian loftus)) > an indiana man is recovering from some severe burns this morning... after his e-cigg exploded in his pocket. ((kirsten joyce)) it happened this past weekend at a convenience store... on this surveillance video, you can see the man standing in line.. when it just burst into flames. he quickly ran out the front door... and an employee ran after him with a fire extinguisher. the man suffered second degree burns on his leg./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor
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((brian loftus)) > making sure awareness for water issues.. doesn't dry up... ((kirsten joyce)) the fundraiser you can attend and catch a cirque show... all while supporting a good cause. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
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knows all too well about water issues.. and now... you can help raise awareness about h-2-0 problems plaguing the world. joining me this morning is pien koopman and hassan el hajjami from one night for one drop.
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one drop is friday, march 18th at the smith center. tickets start at 100- dollars. if you would like to purchase some... just head to our website, las vegas now dot com./// demetria, what's driving people 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. it's right on the edge of chinatown, with the i-15 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 lef- turn. fast says this should fix the
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hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > this kitty "mustache" you a question: will you please adopt me? ((kirsten joyce)) this little girl was rescued in fresno, california.. sally ann was found tossed inside a salvation army donation box and was given to a local shelter. the little kitty.. which looks like she has a mustache.. is now getting nursed to health... so she can be adopted out within the next few days. and with an adorable and funny face like that.. the folks at the shelter think she could be the next viral feline, just like grumpy cat.///
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with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us.
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kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. republican presidential candidates square off in their tenth debate tonight in houston, texas...their last meeting before super tuesday. marco rubio and ted cruz are poised to take the fight to frontrunner donald trump -- who's won three of the first four nominating contests. on the democratic side - hillary clinton and bernie sanders continue to gear up for their south carolina primary this saturday. the gop 5 meet for a 10th debate the remaining republican presidential candidates will meet in houston for their 10th debate thursday night - just five days before super tuesday, brian sandoval is making national news tonight... after word leaked out today that he could be on president obama's short list of nominees to fill the supreme court seat left vacant by justice antonin scalia's death. sandoval, of course, is a former united states district court judge. he left that post to run for governor. sandoval would be an interesting pick for the president... the governor is a republican, obama is a democrat, and the republican- controlled senate has said they won't seat a replacement in an election year. sandoval also has an endorsement from retiring senator harry reid: (( sen.
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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." )) ((dave courvoisier)) now, this could just be a political play to pressure the g-o-p to hear a nominee... but if sandoval were to pursue the lifetime appointment it would make an immediate impact on our state's future... and potentially the republican party as well: ((michael green/unlv associate professor of history: "it's possible that the idea of appointing brian sandoval to the us supreme court is designed to put him on the political sidelines, but there are some who believe that was some of the idea when harry reid helped engineer his appointment as a us district judge and apparently that didn't work." )) ((dave courvoisier)) sandoval's name has also been floated as a potential presidential or vice presidential candidate down the road. if sandoval were confirmed to the supreme court, lieutenant governor mark hutchison would move into the governor's office. his office issued a statement
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been contacted about the vacancy on the court./// washington (ap) -- the possible choice of nevada republican gov. brian sandoval for the supreme court vacancy would give president barack obama a shot at minority leader harry reid says he would endorse sandoval for the justice position... on the same day he made another big endorsement. today he said he's standing behind hillary clinton in her run for the white house. reid participated in saturday's democratic caucus but voted as "uncommitted." she ended up beating bernie sanders. reid says he wanted to remain neutral leading up to the caucuses... he has worked closely with sanders in the senate and considers him a friend../// gop caucus- turnout excitement for trump breaks nevada gop turnout record las vegas (ap) -- first time caucus- goers--many energized by donald trump's angry outsider campaign--flood ed the polls driving turnout to record levels in nevada's first- in-the-west presidential preference event. trump received 34,531 votes in tuesday night's contest, more than the total number of people your local election headquarters. we have you covered this election year on air and online... at las vegas now dot com.///
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back to you! back to you! ((brian loftus)) > all-new tonight...
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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.)) ((david johnson // manager, 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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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. the county says they're prepared to get close to 7 or 8- hundred people this weekend.
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk clear skies right now and it's calm outside.... temps in the 40s around the valley. .. see that moon hanging over the spring mountains and will sink behind them in the next half hour. and we're looking for another nice day with sunny skies and getting back to those 70s. .......... staying dry and that is not good news our local mountains where we need the snow. hopefully we have a few more good winter storms left before we get to the heat! ....
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into the weekend. and storms are calming down in the eastern u.s. snow report on las vegas now dot com.// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > apple still
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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 supreme court. apple has until tomorrow to appeal the judge's ruling./// morning? demetria obilor firefighters on battling a house fire right now near decatur and u-s 95. they tell us there is someone possibly trapped inside the building. we are working to learn more information about this.. and we will continue to keep you updated both on air and online. crash up by the motor speedway. it happened on eastbound speedway near the i-15
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don't forget about this crash up in the northeast on cheyenne at las vegas boulevard. > firefighters on battling a house fire right now near decatur and u-s 95. they tell us there is someone possibly trapped inside the building. we are working to learn more information about this.. and we will continue to keep you updated both on air and < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > you go to the hospital with one problem.. but leave.. with another. ((brian loftus)) michelle mortensen goes on your side.. to show you how to prevent..
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people are dead.. after a powerful storm system blew from the gulf coast.. up to the north east. the storm triggered a string of deadly tornadoes, strong winds and drenching rains. homes and buildings across virginia were destroyed... while rain created flash floods in the washington d-c and new york areas. powerful winds also caused power outages across the northeast.
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk that huge complex of storms rolled out of the west out of the west monday - which brought us those 60 to 70 mph winds - and then headed through the south with twisters along the gulf coast... and finally rolling along the east coast yesterday and new england today. .............. national guard called out in virginia today to help clean up...
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to 135 mph. .............. spring continues for us with blue skies and warmer 70s today. then even up to near 80 degrees this weekend./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > every year tens of thousands of americans die from infections they pick up at hospitals. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us how to protect yourself. ((michelle mortensen)) this is something very close to our
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as one our volunteers has been battling an infection they got during a hospital stay. they can be awful ... so we looked into some ways to prevent them. ((michelle mortensen)) heather brighton had a knee replacement in 2013. two days later she knew something was terribly wrong. ((i started having bouts and attacks of diarrhea. i was in the bathroom every two minutes)) ((michelle mortensen)) she picked up a life- threatening infection called "c-diff" while recovering in the hospital. ((youre not eating, youre amount of weight)) ((michelle mortensen)) it's estimated 1 in 25 patients contract an infection from the hospital. and tens of thousands die every year from those infections. betsy mccaughey founded the commitee to reduce infection deaths. she says patients need to be pro-active and protect themselves. most importantly make sure visitors and doctors wash their
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(( betsy mccaughey, phd/committee to reduce infection deaths its hard to do, people are intimidated by those white coats and nurses uniforms but you can be saving your life by asking them to do that)) also doctors should wipe their stethescopes in between patients. bring a canister of bleach wipes research shows wiping down surfaces around the hospital bed can reduce some infections by as much as 80 percent. ((when you walk in wipe the high touch surfaces. by that i mean the bed rails///cut to (cover) // the over the bed table, the call button, the television clicker)) other steps patients can take: choose a hospital and surgeon with low infection rates and days before surgery, bathe with chlorhexidine soap, which can remove harmful bacteria you may be carrying on your skin brighton calls her experience a big wakeup call. i think hospitals try to make an effort to be as sterile as possible.. but i think more needs to be done. each year more than half a million people get c-diff infections. patients on antibiotics are usually susceptible to c-diff because antibiotics kill off intestinal bacteria.
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if you have a problem you'd like michelle to look into.. call the 8 on your side hotline at (702) 650-1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor the spaghetti bowl is slow as always. west side of 215 looks good, although the bottleneck situation at the northbound 215 exit to charleston has been a pain in your commute for awhile. summerlin will fix that with an improvement project. with it, you'll get some extra lanes... < >
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were training high above the las vegas strip. as teams from new york and orlando joined local first responders for heavy rescue training yesterday.
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is the most technologicall y advanced to date... and has its own zipline pulley system for rescues./// ((kirsten joyce)) > you can zip over fremont street and raise money for a good cause. the slotzilla charity challenge runs from 1 to 7 today. 100 percent of the revenue will go to "spread the word nevada." it's the local non-profit we've featured here on 8 news now that dedicates itself to advancing childhood literacy./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to our viewers in the west.
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welcome to "cbs this morning".." fast moving flame force evacuations in the west. >> is there a bombshell hiding in donald trump's tax returns? mitt romney suggests the billionaire has something to high. >> u.s. soccer legend hope so slo is here for her first interview since raising concerns about zika. but we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. powerful storms stretch across the east coast. >> there was a dramatic rescue. a coast guard helicopter pulled the crew members off of the vest l. >> winter weather hammer illinois. >> this is some f the worst


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