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vegas strip with what you can expect for tonight's big party./// < ((voice over: "this is breaking news from 8 news now.)) > ((dave courvoisier)) > metro police are on the scene of a deadly officer involved shooting. good evening.. i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. the call came in mid-afternoon near desert inn and cimarron. that's where we find 8 news now reporter sharie johnson with the latest. sharie? ((sharie johnson)) police have blocked off maple valley street... which is about a block away from where this happened. ((sharie johnson)) metro police are at the scene of a deadly shooting involving a police officer near desert inn and cimarron roads. the shooting occurred on gilded crown court around 2 p.m. according to metro, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. police went to the address at the request of u.s. marshals for assistance with a wanted suspect, metro police said. there are no reported injuries to officers. ((sharie johnson))
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being stopped from going to their homes?
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countdown to 20-16 is officially on as revelers start to make their way to spots all over the valley. 8 news now is bringing you all of the action starting at ten o'clock tonight. ((paula francis)) we'll have live team coverage from up and down the strip, downtown and even out at red rock casino. first let's start with reporter demetria obilor who is live at caesars. early revelers out and about. performers have even started to claim their spots on the famous
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this is the time where streets will close ahead of tonight's celebration.. first off will be the i-15 interchanges at spring mountain flamingo and tropicana. metro should begin clearing the strip in the next half hour to 45 minutes. out and about. performers have even started to claim their spots on the famous las vegas strip..... this is the time where streets will close ahead of tonight's celebration.. first off will be the i-15 interchanges at spring mountain flamingo and tropicana. metro should begin clearing the strip in the next half hour to 45 minutes. the plan is to clear the strip and have it open by 6:30pm for the hundreds of thousands of reveled who will begin the new year right here in our valley. everyone seems to be minding their manners at this time... but things will get crazier as
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right now you are dealing with traffic on your surface streets.... people are making their way into grocery stores and liquor stores items. i will be out here all night on the strip guiding you through it all.... ((dave courvoisier)) > to help hundreds of thousands of people ring in the new year on the las happening now. coverage... mauricio marin is live from the hard rock cafe on the boulevard. he joins us with you should know if you'll be in the area. ((mauricio marin)) the energy is starting to come alive on the strip behind me. to make the magic all happen....nevada highway patrol and n-dot is clisubg off freeway ramps that left of onto the strip interstate 15./// on the strip...barriers are going up. and within the hour...streets, leading westbound onto las vegas
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close down. then metro police will start to clear cars off the strip. moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crosisng onto the strip will be shut down at 6- 30 tonight. once that is all done...authoriti es will start letting people onto las vegas boulevard where more than 330- thousand people are expected to celebrate the new year. (( mitch siegal/nye visitor: "there's no better place on the planet for nye. we've tried a bunch of places all over like the country and the world. we just keep coming back here because this is it no better party. none.")) ((mauricio marin)) in the downtown area... fremont street experience is shut down until 6pm as they get ready for festivities there. gates will open in about an hour for entertainment. there's going to be plenty....securit y around. metro police say over 1400 hundred officers and off duty cops will be downtown and on the strip. in addition to patrolling around the valley. metro police say they haven'te recieved any information of credible threats to new year's eve festivities in las vegas.
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however...they'r e working closely with other agencies. and say if they get credible information..the y'll pass it along to the public. but just want everyone to have a good time tonight. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((paula francis)) > if you are heading out for the festivities tonight... make sure to bundle up. ((dave courvoisier)) it's going to be chilly and could there be wind in the forecast. chief meterologist tedd florendo joins us live from red rock resort with a first look at your new year's eve forecast. ((tedd florendo)) we are hoping so. as you just mentioned it will be a chilly evening, but we're keeping our eyes on those winds and whether they will relax as we get closer to the midnight for those fireworks. ............................... ...................... here's a first look at your forecast. focusing on your new year's eve. begining at 8 p-m we could still see some north breezes up to 15
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it will be cold with those breezes 41 your temps, may feel like the 30's with those winds. 10 p-m 39 degrees with decreasing winds. may still be up to 10 to 15, but not so much on the strip. by midnight we're hoping those winds relax down to less than 10 mph. but expect it to stay cold in the 30's with feels like temps already below freezing. ............................... ................... our new years eve coverage begins at 10 pm here on 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) > a giant
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dubai...right at the turn of midnight. the massive fireworks display for the new year continued anyway. the 63-story hotel-and- condominium is located near the world's tallest skyscraper, - the burj khalifa, - where tens of thousands gathered to ring in the new year. government officials say one person died from a heart attack.. when a stampede broke out as the building was evacuated. 14 hotel residents were treated at the scene for minor injuries. officials say the hotel's sprinklers and internal fire- fighting systems helped to prevent the spread of the flames. ((paula francis)) > local families.. losing their home on the eve of the new year. ((dave courvoisier)) what authorities believe may have caused an apartment building to go up in smoke. ((paula francis)) > plus... the broadcast history being made tonight during our countdown to
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((dave courvoisier)) > for the second time this week, a fire is believed to have been started by squatters. ((paula francis)) early this morning, an apartment building near vegas valley drive and maryland parkway went up in flames. dozens of residents were displaced, including children. 8 news now reporter karen castro has more on the damage. ((karen castro - reporting: the entire apartment building had to be evacuated. firefighters say there is significant damage to a number of units and some may be a total loss.)) the fire started shortly after two this morning while most residents were sound asleep. many of them woke up to heavy smoke. the clark county fire department says everyone was able to make it out safe. when firefighters arrived on scene, several apartments were engulfed in flames. called in to help. one resident describes the chaos... moments after she realized there was a fire at her apartment building. ((robin luff - displaced by fire: i'm trying to get my grand-- my grandson awake. i'm not even thinking about shoes, nothing. i'm going into this shock mode at this point and the dogs
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because of all the commotion out on the porch trying to help us get us out of the house.)) the clark county fire department is not saying what caused the fire. but residents believe squatters are to blame. we're told at least three apartments are vacant... but occupied by homeless people trying to stay out of the cold. in all: 19 adults, 17 children, and two handicapped residents were displaced. the red cross has stepped in to help. families affected have received debit cards to use for food and shelter. ((karen castro - reporting: despite the financial help, some residents tell us they are having a hard time finding a place to stay. we'll tell you why coming up at 6. karen castro, 8 news now.)) ((paula francis)) fire investigators are still estimating the damages. no injuries have been reported./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a killer still on the loose. ((paula francis)) what authorities have uncovered about the victim shot outside a 24 hour gym this week. ((dave courvoisier)) > plus... offering a different perspective. how the new year's eve coverage on 8 news now will be unlike any the valley has ever seen
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the news of southern ne ((paula francis)) > and we're party. ((dave courvoisier)) our new year's eve coverage starts at ten tonight. our crews will be on the air finale... with 8 news now personalities from red rock resort to downtown las vegas... and up and down the strip. we're asking viewers to use the hashtag #vegas n-y-e to showcase all their pictures and video. ((paula francis)) you can also go to our website las vegas now dot com for the latest list on road closures. fireworks will be shot from 8 different strip hotels, the stratosphere, venetian, treasure island, caesars, planet hollywood, m- g-m and aria. caesars, planet hollywood, m- g-m and aria. and during that broadcast... we teamed up with gavish real estate to take care of one lucky person's mortgage payments for a year./// ((dave courvoisier)) > it's going to be a chilly one to ring in 20-16. ((paula francis)) that's right, so make sure you dress for the cold as you head out tonight. chief meteorologist tedd
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forecast. tedd? ((tedd florendo)) clear today and chilly again with winds kicking up by late mornign and afternoon. gusts reported early up to 16 but now have eased off a little we're slightly cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ................ one weather alert still exists
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the wind advisory for the lake and down the colorado river valley. gust there could be between 30 to 40 mph with higher winds at in laughlin. that's alert is in effect until 4 a.m. and should be allowed to expire. ............................... .............. satellite and radar show not much going on in the west coast. even the pacific northwest finally getting a break from rain this new years eve. a high building there and a closed low in the northwest of the state over us will stall then move out this weekend. we'll begin to see near normal temps by sunday and early next week. ............................... ............... so the big story are those winds. here's what we think will happen. winds with north breezes early in the evening will give way to lighter winds through the night.
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than 10 and those fireworks will have no issues firing off. ............................... ................... overnight 31 will be our low and freezing. some areas in the 20's again overnight. with 15 then down to 5 by morning. tomorrow expect a high of 48 with both sun then clouds later. staying chilly tomorrow and of course below average. ............................... .................. extended forecast shows more clouds by weekend with near normal temps already by sunday and monday. we have an unsettled weather pattern next week with a series of storms that will at this point bring us some rain. we could certainly use it ((dave courvoisier)) > metro
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say they have captured a suspect connected to a deadly robbery attempt earlier this month. 43 year old mario chism was taken into custody yesterday for
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doctor's office near charleston and rancho on the 16th. you may remember that his female accomplice was shot by an employee and later died from her injuries. police say chism and his partner broke into the office and forced a doctor, an employee and a patient into one of the rooms. authorities believe chism pistol- whipped the doctor. authorities believe the two were looking for prescription drugs./// ((paula francis)) > metro police have released the surveillance video from a deadly shooting outside a gym this week. take a look. authorities say they want to talk to the person or persons who were inside this car. it pulled up right next to the car where the victim, 42 year old neil gandler was found dead from a gunshot wound. the suspects in this case are still on the run. the car is described as a mid 2000s two dour coupe with a spoiler and non tinted windows. if you know anything about this murder... you're asked to call crimestoppers. /// ((paula francis)) > major shakeups on the campaign trail. ((dave courvoisier)) in today's politics now report...
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looking to change his fortune in nevada. and the personnel changes to ben carson's team. ((paula francis)) > plus... celebrating a milestone. we'll take you to the birthday party for a local woman.. who has rung in a whole lot of new years! she shares her secret to a long, healthy life./// ((coming up...a new year's eve fire in the sky. what caused this luxury skyscraper to go up in flames. plus... they were challenged to turn their troubled lives around. now they're doing more than they ever dreamed. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. ))
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((dave courvoisier)) > republican presidential candidate jeb bush is ramping up his campaign in nevada, ahead of the caucuses. a spokesman for bush says the campaign has nine paid staff members in the silver state now, but they plan to increase that number to about 20 in january. nevada republicans will caucus on february 23rd, which is fourth in the nominating process nationwide. the former florida governor has endorsements from some high-profile nevada republican
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behind a handful of primary opponents in national polls./// ((paula francis)) > the ben carson campaign is going through a major change. three of his top aides have resigned. first, carson campaign manager barry bennett and communications director doug watts stepped down. later, deputy campaign manager lisa coen has also resigned, according to a spokesperson. carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has struggled in the polls since back in october, when he rivaled donald trump in the republican presidential race. he's now in third place for the g-o-p nomination behind trump and runner-up ted cruz./// ((dave courvoisier)) > wedding bells are ringing in las vegas. tonight at six... we take a look at how people are hoping to get hitched at midnight... and the milestone that could be reached before the day is through./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we're still about six and a half hours away from the new year... but party-goers are already filling up the strip and ready for a good time. ((paula francis)) demetria
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celebrates her 103rd birthday today! ((dave courvoisier)) check out alice sykes. she was born in georgia december 12, 1912, with two sisters, long gone. alice has lived in las vegas since 19-90. she says the secret to life is her faith. and she's quite the comedian. 8news now reporter sharie johnson talked to alice about what it's like to be 103: ((alice sykes- reporter: you feel good, you feel like a young woman? alice: yeah reporter: not an old woman? alice: no, what a young woman. alice: you do? reporter: i'm 34. alice: 34? that aint too young. )) ((dave courvoisier)) alice has 10 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren and 3 great- great- grandchildren. happy birthday alice./// ((paula francis)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((dave courvoisier)) > the cbs evening news is next.
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> we have some breaking >> quijano: new year's fears, fire in a high-rise hotel, then fireworks and plenty of firearms in the tightest security ever. also tonight, rivers are cresting at record levels in missouri. homes are being swept away. the slopes are stranded. profits are melting after the warmest december on record.
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