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of a deadly police shooting. the mistakes police admit were made during the incident. ((sherry swensk)) > it's another rainy day for the valley... when we'll see the rain showers pick up... and how long it will last. ((michael stevens)) > michael stevens is live with a preview of ces. < 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-oclock. the roads might be a little wet as you're waking up... and rain is expected the remainder of the day... ((brian loftus)) sherry... when can we expect to see it when can we expect to see it
sherry swensk < skies are cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning... .................. temps are mild with the overnight clouds. right now we have a lot of 40s again. .................. the humidity is high now after we've had a few round of light showers that started early yesterday morning. this first system is now exiting east... and making way for a larger and stronger system hitting california. ............ heavy rain is slamming the central and northern coast and there are plenty of winter storm warnings and flood watches for california today and tomorrow.
be careful roads could be a bit slick. accident in north las vegas at craig and pecos. accident on rancho, north of vegas. > < > < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > we're learning more... about new year's eve's deadly police shooting. ((kirsten joyce)) police shot and killed 23-year- old keith childress after they thought he had a gun in his hand. it turned out to be a mobile phone. police held a press conference yesterday about the shooting and admit a few things went wrong. officers received false information about the suspect and one officer at the scene failed to turn on his body
officers were called to assist u-s marshals, they told officers childress was on the run for attempted murder. police gave childress repeated warnings... which he does not listen to. and when he walks toward officers - police shoot and kill him. ((metro police undersheriff kevin mcmahill : we endeavor to ensure that we learn as much as we can from each and every one of these incidents in the hope that we never repeat it again and that will be a major focus of this critical incident review process as we move forward, what could we have done differently to maybe change the outcome of this particular incident. )) ((kirsten joyce)) both officers who shot childress are on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated./// ((brian loftus)) > the two people who police say killed a man the the parking lot of a 24 hour fitness...are set to be in court for the first time today. megan hippie and kyle staats are facing murder charges...for the december 29th crime. police say hippie admitted to police that she was involved in the murder... according to a police report... hippie told police she and her boyfriend, staats, were committing car burglaries...and tried to rob the victim at gunpoint.
car, shot the victim...then the two of them took off. both hippie and staats are set to be in court at eight this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) > jury selection is underway in the trial of a former pastor...accuse d of sexually assaulting young girls. otis holland is accused of luring girls in his congregagaion... by offering private counseling sessions. holland took off to mexico when the allegations came to light. he was arrested back in 2012 in tijuana. three of holland's alleged victims are expected to take the stand in his case, including one who is now 12 years old. holland pleaded not guilty to all charges... and opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow. if convicted, holland faces life in prison./// brian loftus > the future of technology has arrived. the 20-16 consumer electronics show is taking over las vegas... kirsten joyce 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning from the las vegas convention center with a preview. good morning michael? ((the international consumer electronics show (international
exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 200 conference sessions and more than 150k attendees from 150 countries. and because it is owned and produced by the consumer technology association (cta), the technology trade association representing the $285 billion u.s. consumer technology industry,it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's
are some new rules for those who plan on going to c-e-s this year...to increase security in light of recent attacks. organizers say bags will be searched... and everyone will be subjected to screenings and pat-downs. no luggage or rolling bags will be allowed into the exhibit and conference areas. smaller bags are o-k and clear bags are encouraged.. organizers also say you can expect more security and law enforcement..in cluding explosive detection dogs throughout the facilities./// ((kirsten joyce)) > tackling gun violence...witho ut approval from congress. ((brian loftus)) the measures president obama is unveiling today...
u-s. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. say goodbye to pay phones as we know them... how new york is planning to upgrade thousands of the old units. ((brian loftus)) and getting to the airport could get rough, if you take this route. construction starts this week on a busy stretch. demetria explains what's going
this morning... animals at the oregon zoo were treated to a snow day yesterday. ((seal noise )) the zoo posted this video on their facebook page... video on their facebook page... showing animals exploring their snowy habitats on sunday. you can see video of a tiger named "mikhail" and a family of harbor seals in the clip... they also posted some pictures on their page as well. the zoo was closed yesterday because of icy conditions.///
.................. temps are in the mild 40s with the overnight clouds. .................. the humidity is high now after we've had a few round of light showers that started early yesterday morning. ..................... this first system is now exiting east... and there's not much of it left in arizona. and now a larger and more potent system hitting california. ............ heavy rain is slamming the coast and there are lots of winter storm warnings and flood watches for california today and tomorrow where the burn areas could have flash flooding. ............ then we are expecting the snow to pile up in our local mountains as well with a winter storm warning this morning into early tomorrow morning. .......
((kirsten joyce)) > this morning -- president obama will unveil new executive actions to combat gun violence. the measures, include controversial plans focusing on so-called background check loopholes. brian webb has more. president obama delivers remarks at the white house this morning...outlinin g plans he intends to take to tackle gun violence...without congressional approval. at the top of the list -- a measure requiring gun dealers, including those who sell firearms on the internet or at gun shows, to be licensed and conduct background checks. another -- would change a federal privacy rule to keep people with mental health restrictions from possessing guns. (president obama) "this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country or prevent every mass shooting//"it will potentially save lives ) the
gun store owners, like james hillin in houston... he says the president is infringing o the second amendment. ( james hillin/owner, full armor firearms/houston, tx) hitler, stalin -- all of these great leaders at one time have taken guns away so they can start controlling the populace, and that's what this is all about." some gun safety advocates disagree: ( deb marteslo/moms demand action/gun safety advocate) i don't think our founding fathers ever meant that that should mean that terrorists should get hands on guns. republicans in congress are already threatening to take the matter up with the supreme court. the white house maintains the measures would withstand any legal challenge. brian webb for cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) president obama also wants to hire more fbi employees to help process background checks./// ((brian loftus)) > the three democratic presidential candidates will be in las vegas... senator harry reid is hosting them for the battle born- battleground first in the west caucus dinner tomorrow. ((harry reid:
debates should be, talking about the issues, and so i look forward talking to them each individually here on wednesday and doing everything i can to make the caucus a success. )) ((brian loftus)) nevada's democratic caucuses will take place on saturday, february 20./// ((brian loftus)) > each of those candidates is planning on also making campaign stops while they're here. martin o'malley will be speaking to the economic club of las vegas on thursday morning at nine oclock./// ((brian loftus)) > and ahead of the dinner... hillary clinton will be stopping in henderson for an event at noon... and going on a tour of the culinary academy of las vegas at 2-45./// ((brian loftus)) > and bernie sanders will also hold an event wednesday afternoon. he'll be at the tropicana starting at four for a rally it runs until 4- 45 and is free and open to the public. admission is first come first served./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking?
no problems in the spaghetti bowl right now. expect to see crews out east and west of i-15 between oakey and charleston later today doing some drilling work related to project neon. the project itself isn't scheduled to start until spring. heavy- hitting lane closures on i-15 aren't scheduled for another two years. no delays through the charleston curve right now. > < > < > back to you. ///
((brian loftus)) > general motors is teaming up with rideshare company lyft. ((kirsten joyce)) and new york is giving payphones a high tech upgrade. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. q: and jill -- wearables have been big at c-e-s in the past. and one item that's debuting this week at the
good morning brian and kirsten! china's stock market is down slightly this morning. while markets in europe are rebounding.// yesterday concern about china's economy sparked a massive sell off. the dow was down as much as 467 points just minutes after the open -- it recovered, ending with a loss of 276 points. the nasdaq fell 104 points. it's the worst start to a year since the financial crisis in 2008.// general motors and lyft are forming an unprecedented partnership. g-m is investing 500 million dollars in the ride hailing company. they plan to open a network of locations where lyft drivers can rent g-m vehicles -- giving people who don't own cars a chance to work for lyft.// a sign of the times. starting this month--- new york city is turning 75 hundred pay phones into a huge wifi network.
you charge your smartphone. wiretless tech companies are payign for the installation... and will then take half of the revenue from digital advertising. q: and jill -- wearables have been big at c-e-s in the past. wearables have been big at c-e-s in the past. and one item that's debuting this week at the conference...--- a smart bra. explain? a: and forget the fit bit or apple watch--- a san francisco company wants women to put on a smart sports bra. the om-bra is debuting at the consumer electronics show. it would measure things like your heart rate and steps. and promises to help women take their fitness to the next level. it costs 150 dollars.// ///
> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor get ready for mccarran. if you live west of the strip and use tropicana to get to the airport, things are going to start looking a little different. starting today, the clark county water reclamation district will start sewer work on tropicana between koval lane and duke ellington way. this short stretch is right by mgm self- parking. stretch is right by mgm self- parking. crews will shut down the innermost lanes heading eastbound and westbound on tropicana through the entire project. during work hours, an extra eastbound lane will shut down. expect brief, left-turn
from westbound tropicana. work hours are 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., monday through friday. this project is scheduled through march. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a peek at the new electric car... that'll be built right here in the valley. ((brian loftus)) coming up... we'll show you the cool design from faraday future... and explain why the north las vegas mayor says it could change how people think of our area.///
> rainy weather continues today with the next storm! when we can expect the showers to be the heaviest. ((michael stevens)) > michael stevens is live with more on c-e-s. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... a trio of babies goes home from the hospital! the unique way the new parents...plan to tell these three identical triplets apart./// < 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 a drizzly morning in las vegas... ((brian loftus)) how long will
send it over to sherry swensk for a check of weather! < sherry swensk skies are cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning... .................. temps are mild with the overnight clouds. right now we have a lot of 40s again. .................. the humidity is high now after we've had a few round of light showers that started early yesterday morning. this first system is now exiting east... and making way for a larger and stronger system hitting california. ............ heavy rain is slamming the central and northern coast and there are plenty of winter storm warnings and flood watches for california today and tomorrow. ............
this is the i- 15/washington interchange. us 95 and valley view is wide open right now., southbound lanes heading away from your screen. > < > < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the man convicted of killing three people on the strip back in to death: ((judge: per the jury's decision, you will receive um, dea--death as prescribed by
ammar harris first shot and killed kenneth cherry... whose car then slammed into a taxi...killing the driver and passenger. in november, the jury suggested harris receive capital punishment for the crime. we spoke with a family member of one of the victims... who was upset by harris' lack of remorse: ((tehran boldon - victim's brother: the death penalty meant nothing to him. all it means is that he gets to go back to court and he gets to talk to people. he gets to talk, he gets to visit, he gets to breath. he should be dead.)) ((kirsten joyce)) harris will join 80 other inmates on death row in nevada./// ((brian loftus)) > we're learning more... about the young man accused of killing his father. metro police arrested 21- year-old eugene tshiyombo last week... according to an arrest report... henderson police say he shot his father mbayi to death. he was first reported missing by his wife... and when police searched their home... they found mbayi's body under eugene's bed. police say eugene and his father got in fight beforehand. mibayi's wife called police after finding a bloody pillow in their car.
((kirsten joyce)) > today... rooftop solar company solarcity plans to announce how many jobs they have to cut... because of the public utilities' commission solar changes. solarcity installers will also begin dismantling their las vegas training center that opened just last month. solarcity says the p-u-c effectively shut them down with the plan to raise rates over a five-year period. governor sandoval has previously slammed solarcity... calling the actions a bullying tactic in an attempt to influence the decision./// ((kirsten joyce)) > if you didn't already know... it's going to be a busy week around the las vegas valley. ((brian loftus)) hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are in town for this consumer electronics show. it all kicks-off tomorrow... but our own michael stevens is getting a sneak peak today. michael, what's it like down there? ((the international consumer electronics show (international ces) showcases more than 3,600 exhibiting companies, including
suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 200 conference sessions and more than 150k attendees from 150 countries. and because it is owned and produced by the consumer technology association (cta), the technology trade association representing the $285 billion u.s. consumer technology industry, it
word on the economic impact this show could have here in the valley? ((michael stevens)) kirsten, the people at the l-v-c-v-a say the estimated economic impact is more than $210.2 million this year alone. ((kirsten joyce)) > electric > electric automaker faraday future unveiled their concept car at c-e-s last night... it's the f-f- zero-one... the company says the vehicle has flexible battery lines, features two or four wheel drive...
drive itself. faraday future will build a billion dollar manufacturing facility in north las vegas... and the city's mayor says it's helping to change what the valley is known for: (( mayor john lee, north las vegas i think we've put ourself on the map as not only the entertainment capital of the world but as the new future it area of the nation and i'm excited. )) ((kirsten joyce)) they're working quickly to get the building up...and will be breaking ground in just a few weeks./// ((brian loftus)) > el nino striking again... ((kirsten joyce)) the major impact the storm system could soon have on drought-ridden california. ((brian loftus)) plus... is it a fridge or a smartphone? how the new samsung refrigerator will let you check what's inside... without even opening the
> a set of premature identical triplets in texas is home this morning.... after spending a month in the hospital. the babies' names are addison, savannah, and kinsley harris. doctors say it's very rare to have identical triplets... the chances are about one in a million. the babies each weighed about three pounds when they were born last month.... and the happy parents say they babies are already in sync: ((stephanie harris/mother of identical triplets) "they sit there. they make the same noises. they do the same thing. they have their own language.")) ((sherry swensk)) the parents say they plan on using ankle bracelets and color coordinate the girls to tell
adlib weather chat ((brian loftus)) > our 5th annual super recycle event is happening january 23rd at the thomas and mack center. you can drop off everything from recyclables to old medicine. they'll even be accepting household items, clothing, and old electronics. you can even have your old documents shredded./// sherry swensk <
ceiling is low this morning...what a neat shot from our caesars camera. ..................... the humidity is high now after we've had a few round of light showers that started early yesterday morning. this first system is now exiting east... and making way for a larger and stronger system hitting california. ............ we are coming off our second warmest year ever for las vegas! if you take every afternoon high and every morning low - you get the average temp for the 365 days... and that put us at 71.8 degrees - just under the warmest year ever at 72 degrees. .................
central and northern coast and there are plenty of winter storm warnings and flood watches for california today and tomorrow. ............ we will look for rain later in day - near noon - and expecting the snow to pile up in our local mountains as well. we'll cover our winter warnings coming up next... but look for just about all neighborhoods to get some rain today - and possibly heavy at times later today. ............. > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > today...the so-called affluenza teen is expected to appear in court in mexico for an extradition hearing. 18-year-old ethan couch fled to mexico with his mother a few weeks ago -- as prosecutors in texas investigated whether he had violated his probation. ethan was sentenced to probation for killing several people in a drunk driving crash... his lawyers argued he suffered
a priviledged upbringing. couch's mother, who is already back in the states, will also angeles./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor building fire reported in south valley on las vegas boulevard of pebble. you can use gilespie and bermuda as north/south alternates. continue to expect construction at sahara/decatur. cones up by sunset park and mccarran along eastern between sunset and warm springs. construction scheduled through july along that stretch. > < > < > back to you.///
refrigerator from samsung is going hi-tech... it's a four door smartfridge...un veiled this week at c-e-s. there's a nearly two foot touch screen on the front... with internet connected cameras that lets you look inside, without opening the doors! no word on the price... but a similar model goes for 36-hundred bucks.
closer to home... officials at mount charleston are warning of severe winter weather. ((brian loftus)) they say snow is predicted every day this week for the area .. including lee canyon. and while that might be a good thing for skiers, it can be dangerous. they're urging visitors to check before driving up there for the most up to date conditions and closures. we posted a link on our website...las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < skies are cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning... .................. temps are mild with the overnight clouds. right now we have a lot of 40s again. .................. the humidity is high now after we've had a few round of light showers that started early yesterday morning. this first system is now exiting
and making way for a larger and stronger system hitting california. ............ heavy rain is slamming the central and northern coast and there are plenty of winter storm warnings and flood watches for ............ we will look for rain later in day - near noon - and expecting the snow to pile up in our local mountains as well. ............. a foot or more of snow in our mountains by tomorrow morning the valley. > ((sherry swensk)) > let's send it over to demetria. demetria obilor < southbound delays in the
southbound delays in the spaghetti bowl right now. no problems along the south beltway at this point. no major delays along us 95 > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > is she a guardian angel... or just some crazy, drunk person??? ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... we'll chat with jane lynch about her kooky character in the new cbs series, "angel from hell." ((brian loftus)) > plus... after years of waiting... it's finally happening.. the original guns n roses is getting back together! where you can see them rock the stage this spring.///
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