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< welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. from safer drones to ulta hi-def televisions... the latest and greatest in technology is finally here. ((kirsten joyce)) the consumer electronics show is now going on its second day. patranya bhoolsuwan was inside the convention center with a look at all the upcoming gadgets. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) from self driving cars .... to 4k televisions...the future of hi tech is all here in las vegas. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "anything you want in life is here.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) or what you didn't know you want until now ...including cool virtual reality headsets that analysts say could be coming to the market sooner than you think. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "let's say i want to be in vegas somewhere for the fireworks, i can't be there btu someone put on these goggles and
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sense it puts you in a different world.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and speaking of transporting you to a different world ...take a look at what could be coming to your homes in way of 4-k televisions. these ultra hi- definition t-vs are just some of the products... experts forecast will make a big bump in the economy this coming year. ((allison fried/ces spokesperson: "287 billion dollars in 2016...so that's huge for all of our lives.")) ((patranya: "one gadget getting a lot of people's attention here at ces are these drones you see behind me...a lot of them sold around the country in 2015...and a lot expected to do so this coming year.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) from more innovative computers... to smart household appliances that speak to you... that's all here at the convention. and both big and small companies present at c-e-s hope this investment will bring big business down the road.// > ((kirsten joyce)) this is the 49-th year for c-e-s. there were some products once considered cutting edge...
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first generation smarthphones. /// ((brian loftus)) > speaking of drones... about 180- thousand remote- controlled drones have been weeks... that's according to the f-a-a. they made it mandatory to 21st. some consumer organizations say more than 400-thousand drones season. drone registration costs 5-dollars on the f-a-a website. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > also, the long awaited virtual reality headset "oculus rift".. is now available to pre-order. the company had so many pre-orders that the website crashed. the company promises a more immersive experience when playing games or watching movies. the oculus rift set costs about 600-dollars. the first shipments are expected to go out at the end of march. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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chillier air has moved over southern nevada... and we've got some breaks in the clouds this morning. and the breezes are making it feel colder. so grab a warm coat. we have a lot of 40s out there. ........ yesterday's storm skipped over
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getting more snow in the mountains.... and some gusty winds at times, too which blows round all that fresh powdery snow. .......... but the chance for showers is not over as this system is spread all over the desert. we still have a chance for some scattered rain showers and the snow will continue. we'll check the winter advisories still in place coming up.
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no major accidents no major accidents holding you up this morning. that goes for your surface streets and freeways. this is a cone zone that was scheduled to finish up last month, but things are running a bit behind schedule. new work has started up on tropicana and koval, right by mgm self- parking. expect delays through this area. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you.///
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> metro officers will once again start showing up at car crashes... even if no one is injured. back in february of 2014... the department announced it did not have enough officers to respond to property damage-only crashes. the department announced the changes yesterday... crediting the "more cops" bill... which allows them to increase the traffic department to 135 officers. if you're in a serious crash, call 9-1-1. but for minor scrapes, there's a different procedure: (( deputy chief gary schofield: "if you're involved in a property damage only... a fender bender for lack of a better term, we want you to dial 311 because it's not an emergency." )) ((kirsten joyce)) officer responses will place a priority on responding to injury- related crashes first. ///
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homeless man who was paid by a former las vegas firefighter to kill his estranged wife... will be sentenced. noel stevens was paid 600- dollars to kill george tiaffay's ex-wife, shauna. last month, tiaffay was sentenced by a judge to life in prison without parole... plus a maximum of 81-years. tiaffay was convicted for first degree murder for the death of his wife. /// ((brian loftus)) > it took longer than expected to pick a jury for a las vegas pastor's sexual assault trial. 59-year-old otis holland faces life in prison if convicted on 17 counts...includi ng sexually assaulting girls in his congregation. he was on the run for years before being arrested in mexico in 2012. jury selection stretched over the last three days. one of the problems was that many of the potential jurors had been victims of sexual abuse. /// ((brian loftus)) > getting seven hours of sleep is a challenge in itself... especially on this shift. ((kirsten joyce)) but some more time. who doctors say are not gettting
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in this limited addition paper bag. once again that's newpetnow.com are asking for your help tracking down a man... who they say ripped off several people around the valley with fake house rentals. 62-year-old robert vito comito listed rentals on craigslist, trulia, and other websites. he would reportedly post rentals for properties he did not own... take money from the victims... and then disappear: (( officer larry hadfield/metro:
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searching for real estate or anything for that matter, and when checking on websites, make sure you're on a reputable website for one thing and make sure if you're shopping on craigslist or things like that, that you verify or vet the person that you're dealing with." )) ((kirsten joyce)) in a criminal complaint... one woman said comito took 18-hundred dollars from her and didn't follow through on the rental. he's wanted on multiple felony charges. if you have any information on his whereabouts... call crime stoppers. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > are you getting enough sleep? we never do.... a new report shows that many adults aren't even getting the 7- hours needed. ((brian loftus)) doctor john la-pook explains who suffers more when it comes to getting some shut eye. 44 year old jackie cohen is a busy entrepreneur and single mother of a 2-year-old. (jackie cohen) i never get 7 hours of sleep in a night. i'm going to say, ever. we asked cohen to chronicle a typical night. (jackie) it's 1:30 in the
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did not go to sleep since 2:00, so i'm a bit overtired. cohen's not alone. a new report out by the national center for health statistics finds nearly a third of adults don't get the recommended 7 hours of sleep daily. single moms had the greatest difficulty...about 40 percent (43.5%) get less than 7 hours, compared to 31% of married women. dr. daniel barone is a neurologist at ny-presbyterian weill cornell's center for sleep medicine. (jlp) what does our body accomplish when we sleep? (barone) the repair and recovery at the cellular level of every organ system that we have. //our heart's given a break, our blood vessels are allowed to relax, our blood sugar goes down. sleep deprivation can cause a lot more than just being tired. it's been linked to problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, mood disorders, and a weakened immune system. there's even recent evidence it may contribute to dementia and obesity. (jlp ) there's no way of getting around the need to sleep? even
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of your day, you still have to go to sleep for a third of your life? (barone ) it's the great equalizer. we all need to sleep. ((brian loftus)) > it's about to get a lot easier when you check get a lot easier when you check into some strip properties. ((kirsten joyce)) the new service caesars entertainment is
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the flu virus hits big. with aches, chills, and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu,
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pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.
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> the latest intense el-nino california. last night, strongs winds took down trees and knocked out power near the san diego area. as danielle nottingham reports... the threat of mudslides has forced people from their homes. parts of southern california...alread y soaked by days of rain...are bracing for more wet weather this morning...fueled by el nino. a third round of heavy rain and strong winds wednesday uprooting massive trees in the san diego area... the whole house shook for two minutes it felt like, i hope my
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with it (laugh .launching tree limbs into homes. (josh klutts/storm victim) it literally came where i was sitting if i didn't move, it would definitely hurt. many drivers had to be rescued from their vehicles as roads were transformed into rivers. the deluge saturated hillsides....triggeri ng mud slides that spilled onto highways. (perry whae redlands police volunteer) you can drive along and drive right into it and all of a sudden you're up to your window shield in mud (danielle nottingham/cbs news/newhall, ca) here in newhall, the mud slide threat has forced residents, some of them elderly and disabled, to leave their homes. and even more rain is on the way for the weekend and beyond: (paul deanno/meteorolo gist) number 5 hits saturday and the sixth storm of the month will hit at the top of next week the system has also brought more than a foot of snow to the mountains...helpin g to recharge the regions snowpack.
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new hall, california. ((sherry swensk)) > back here at home... the mountains received up to 16-inches of snow! the snow was definitely welcomed in lee canyon... where they're already having a much better year than last year. but they have to keep the snow fresh. it's less dangerous and much better for skiing and snowboarding. now if you're driving up to mount charleston to enjoy the snow... make sure to drive carefully. you can go to our website las vegas now dot com... our website las vegas now dot com... to get the latest conditions. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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it's bumpy and chillly. we're still looking for showers today, but we're on the dry side right now. ........ more snow in the mountains today advisory. snow levels could be down to 4000 most of the day... but it doesn't look like the consistent heavy snow like the day before. ......... colder air and the winds will make it a little unpleasant at times to be in the mountains blowing snow around. ............
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across the desert today and then a drier but chilly weekend is heading our way. another system is way out in the pacific that might bring us some showers late saturday night. ((sherry swensk))
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with demetria!> demetria obilor this is paradise and desert inn. everything is quiet now, but things will get right back to morning for ces. avoid this area, if you can. with.
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > superbowl 50 is one month from today! and you'll be able to watch it right here on c-b-s. ((kirsten joyce)) after the big game... you have the chance to win 25-hundred dollars! all you have to do is enter by going to our 8 news now facebook page... and click on the contest tab. the winner will be announced on our newscast following super bowl 50. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > how does avoiding traffic on the way to work sound? ((brian loftus)) you might be able to do just that ... by taking your own drone. how the device works...and how fast the company says it can go... that story and more, coming up at five!///
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we all have the ability to touch the lives of those around us. sometimes, even the smallest act has the power to change a life. reach out to the veterans in your life today - let them know they're not alone. [phone ringing] man: hello kate: hi dad. that's the power of 1. ... one simple act can make all the difference. can i go to the sleepover? lucy, i want you to promise me something if there's any drinking i want you to say, no thanks not my thing. mom i promise you your real friends won't care, deal?
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they really do hear you did you pack your toothbrush? for tips on how to start the talk visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov a public service message from the substance abuse and mental health services administration out thousands of pink slips to their employees. the department store will lay off more than 43-hundred employees nationwide. 3-thousand of those jobs are sales associates. macy's blames the cuts on poor holiday sales... and what it called a "disappointing" 2015. the retailer also plans to shut down 36- stores this year. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > netflix is now available in nearly every country in the world. the streaming video service is available in 130 countries..
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poland, russia, saudi arabia and south korea. several countries are still off-limits for now... netflix's service won't be available in crimea, north korea and syria due to u-s government restrictions on american american companies. the company says it's working to open its service in china... but it may be a challenge since media content remains heavily censored by the government. /// ((brian loftus)) > it's about to get easier to check in.. if you're planning a staycation on the las vegas strip. caesars entertainment announced its rolling out self check-in kiosks at all its properties. that means instead of waiting in the long lines to check in... you can go to the fully- automated kiosk to check- in, pay, and receive a room key. caesars hopes the new system will do away with one of the top
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and fever, there's no such thing as a little flu. and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. so when the flu hits, call your doctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting.
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corrections officer... facing charges after police say he tried to pay for sex. what the arrest record reveals about his alleged encounter with a prostitute. ((michael stevens)) > michael stevens is live with more on the state of the city. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... a woman killed while crossing the street. why police say she was at fault...
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in las vegas.///
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