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to keep the contents of your mailbox... private. ((denise valdez)) historically paid less... yet charged more: "you don't realize how badly you're getting ripped off, or being taken advantage of, as a woman, michelle mortensen is on your side... with the areas women routinely pay more for the same product... and how companies get away with it. ((dave courvoisier)) it's their time to shine! "oh my gosh, we are on tv! we introduce you to the locals you'll see on "wheel of fortune" this week... and how they were lucky enough to compete for big money!/// < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > (( police tell us that thieves can often be just a few minutes behind the delivery trucks. while police look for the suspects warden has had a busy december catching criminals red-handed channel locks, crow bars, even counterfeit master keys. criminals are getting into neighborhood mailboxes all kinds of ways )) ((dave courvoisier)) > a problem we've reported on multiple times
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and it's not going away. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) and i'm denise valdez... in for paula. we're talking about thieves breaking into mailboxes... and stealing your letters and packages. residents near sahara and hualapai have had several malboxes hit in the past few weeks. ((dave courvoisier)) patrick walker reports on the latest rash of break- ins. ((mailbox opening)) ((patrick walker)) waiving in the wind... ((mailbox opening)) ((margo erickson/discovere d compromised mailbox: "it's maddening.")) ((patrick walker)) these busted mailboxes are the most recent to fall victim to mail thieves in the valley. ((margo erickson/discovere d compromised mailbox: "this is not the first time this one has been broken into.")) ((patrick walker)) margo erickson discovered this one sunday morning. ((margo erickson/discovere d compromised mailbox: "i'm lucky it's not mine this time, that i have a new mailbox, and i didn't put my mail out in it, which was just silly stuff like birthday cards.")) ((patrick walker)) margo's mail box is actually up the street. although her box wasn't affected this time... she's been a victim of mail theft twice in the last 3 years. ((margo erickson/discovere d compromised mailbox: "it took them 3 weeks and they finally replaced the whole unit.")) we canvassed the neighborhood... looking for more busted boxes. it didn't take long to find them. ((patrick walker/reporting: "this is the third mailbox that
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neighborhood, usually they tear into the front of the box, this one's different, the thieves ripped the back open.")) ((ronald webber/mailbox compromised recently: "better they break into the mailbox than break into the house.")) ((patrick walker)) ronald webber uses this mailbox... and has had to get his mail from a post office over on rainbow for a few weeks. he says it's not the fact that it happened that bothers him... rather... it's the time it happened. ((ronald webber/mailbox compromised recently: "it just happened to be a bad time of the year, everybody's waiting for their tax information and paperwork.")) ((patrick walker)) the postal service says the best thing you can do to protect yourself is get your mail regularly. and if you're going to be gone... have your mail held at the post office. patrick walker... 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) neighbors say based on security camera footage... they believe the thieves were driving a white 2000's chevy or g-m-c van sometime during the 4 a-m hour sunday. if you have any information... call metro police. /// ((denise valdez)) > north las vegas police are investigating a murder... after finding a woman dead inside a home. crime scene investigators were on the scene for much of the day... near carey and civic center drive. police were able to arrest a suspect...
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knew each other. they did say this likely started as a domestic dispute. we're told this wasn't the first time police have been called out to the home: ((aaron patty - north las vegas police: we do have a little bit of history at this home. however, nothing this extreme that's something that detectives will consider as well, looking into the history that we have--- been out here for, who we've spoken with at those times as well. )) ((denise valdez)) the man is being interviewed by police... but police hope viewers will be able to come forward with more information. you can do that by calling north las vegas police or crimestoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we now know the name of both the officer and the suspect involved in a shooting outside the bellagio last friday. we're told 45- year- old officer george smith fired his weapon at khaleal black... but missed him and actually grazed a child's leg. police tell us it all started when black was walking in and out of traffic with a gun. we're told black faces several felony charges for pointing his gun at people. it's still not clear why he was
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((denise valdez)) > a small army of solar industry supporters are canvassing the valley... hoping to keep solar jobs in nevada: (("we're gonna take our power back!....cheering" )) ((denise valdez)) the group rallied today... announcing a referendum drive to put a measure on the ballot that if approved by voters... would reverse the p- u-c's decision to change how solar customers are paid for their excess power. the move has driven companies like "solar city" and "sunrun" out of town. n-v energy is offering a sort of olive branch -- saying it will allow existing "net metering" customers to remain on the old rules... grandfathering in about 17- thousand people. the solar companies say that's not enough... and plan to get 55- thousand signatures to get the referendum on the ballot./// ((dave courvoisier)) > they're ready to spin the wheel! the young locals getting the chance to compete on "wheel of fortune"... and how long they've been waiting to appear on the popular game show. plus tedd's keeping an eye on the forecast: tedd florendo
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and we're tracking a warming trend which could push us close to 70 degrees. we'll show it to you in your 7 day forecast coming up. < news music >
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streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses, just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider
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((dave courvoisier)) > this week on wheel of fortune - two talented las vegas teens show off their spinning skills. it's all part of "teen best friend week " on the wheel. and as 8 news now reporter tony smith reports, the duo has lots of skill to show- off. nat pop of singing tony smith: for taylor berkabile and emma shepherd, they have a real love to permorn. but they also shared a dream most teenager wouldn't consider. emma: "it's just been like a dream of mine for so long to be on wheel of fortune. so, it is kind of surreal." tony
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teenagers got to spin the wheel. emma:"so, i always watch wheel of fortune with my dad. so, they say to audition and so my dad has filled out an application before. so, i was like i am going to give it a try...." tony smith: and just when these best friends were about to give up hope on the dream. taylor: "it was completely, unexpected when they called us and said we had made it." emma: "i thought it was kind of scam at first, is this real? but i automatically thought of taylor. since, we are always talking about game shows." tony smith: and these two friends believe -- friends who spin together, could possibly win together. emma: "it was everything i would have dreamed it would be. it was different then i thought it would be. but it was defintily better. " tony smith: a dream come true for two best friends, tony smith eight news now. ((dave courvoisier)) of course the two teens couldn't say who won the gameshow... you'll have to find that out tomorrow night at seven... right here on channel 8.//// ((denise valdez)) > keeping debt
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the 8 on your side team digs into the rights you have... to keep yourself from being hassled... and what to do if you're being wrongfully targeted by a collection agency.///
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> just into our newsroom... a local teacher is being investigated for having sexual conduct with a student. jillian lafave was arrested by school police on january 15- th. c-c-s-d police say they received a call from another agency about a possible inappropriate relationship. the "valley high school" teacher is now on paid leave while the investigation is underway./// ((dave courvoisier)) > getting a phone call from a debt collector is never fun. but what do you do when the call is about a debt you don't remember owing? ((denise valdez)) is it real? or is it a scam? and how can you know for
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8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here with tonight's money matters report. ((michelle mortensen)) > debt collectors are notoriously disliked people. in fact ... the government gets more complaints about them ... than any other industry. and there are a few bad apples. just 2 months ago .. the f-t-c busted several for breaking the law and more than 100 debt collection companies have been banned from the industry. so how can you tell the good from the bad? i'm going to tell you how. first ... when they call you --- demand to know what company they represent. you have every right to know what debt you owe. and by law .. they need to notify you in writing the details of the debt.... within 30 days. next ... pull up your credit report .. and see if the debt is listed. if it is .. call the company to verify how much the debt is for ... how old it is ... and confirm it was sold to a collection agency. if everything is adding up ... you likely owe the debt .. and can work out a payment plan or settlement.
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don't be bullied. this could be a fake debt call ... or a call on a debt you've already paid. once you prove you don't owe it ... case closed.... you can report these bad debt collectors to the f-t-c .. and to the state. i'll have links for you online to do just that. and get this .. regardless of whether you owe a debt or not ... a debt collector can not harrass you. it's the law. here's the details. they can't use the phone to annoy you .. threaten to harm you ... or arrest you .. or use abusive or profane language. if they do -- you can report them to the f-t-c. ((michelle mortensen)) you can even send debt collectors a certified letter requesting they stop calling you. once they get it -- they have to stop ... or they can be reported to the f-t-c. and the f-t-c does take action. just realize this letter won't eliminate the debt -- just the calls. ... and since it is monday ... don't forget .. the latest edition of michelles daily deals, coupons and freebies.
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i even have valentines day candy coupons for il morso ... if you want to shop early. ((dave courvoisier)) michelle... before you go ... there's a story making headlines today about gender pricing .. how women pay more for items than men. you actually broke this story months ago. ((michelle mortensen)) i did. it's making news today .. because the new york city department of consumer affairs released a study on the topic. their study showed on average women pay about 42% more for things like dry cleaning ... deodorant .. and razors. when i went shopping and exposed the price differences ... they were pretty drastic. back in july when i did the story ... women's degree antipersetrant was 7.39 while the men's scent was just 3.99. on average i found women pay about 14 hundred bucks more a year for the products they use. studies like these are great for educating consumers ... but they do little to change things. new york, california and miami dade county do have laws against gender pricing ... but it still happens there. and companies have every right to charge whatever they want for aproduct they sell. so the real key to saving money
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use my coupons ... and the tools i offer up to you every day to save. ((denise valdez)) > cities across the east coast struggle to dig out of all the snow a record- breaking storm dumped on them over the weekend. the storm is being blamed for 36- deaths. in the nation's capitol... bulldozers are being used to clear paths through about two feet of snow. government offices and schools remained closed today. further north in new york city... the mayor told people to leave their cars parked all week... just to keep congestion off the dangerous roads. more than 12,000 flights were cancelled over the weekend. here in las vegas... things are getting back to normal... though there are still several canceled flights heading for the east coast.///
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tedd florendo ((>high clouds outside right now and staying cool and near average. we have some breezes out there mainly to the northern neighborhoods and down the colorado river with gusts up to 30 mph. otherwise slight breeze outside right now and cooler than yesterday. ............................... .......... afternoon temps in the high 50's for neighborhoods over to theast side and northeast sections of the valley right now. cooler for summerlin and of course up on mount charlestons. cooler also because foothill neighborhoods are higher in elevation. ............................... ................ regional temps high 50's from mesquite all the way down to laughlin where they're actually milder than most neighborhoods
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cooler for those neighborhoods to the north in the low to mid 40's and chilly in ely and reno ............................... ................... east coast now done with the snow but like i said they have a lot of cleaning up to do. because with 30 inches of snow it's not going to melt overnight. there will be high piles of snow until spring i know because i lived it. ............................... ...... another weaker system is bringing snow for neighborhods in iowa and wisconsin. rain under that rain snow line in chicago. right now ths will move into michigan overnight. ............................... ........... back west. weak disturbance coming in from the north is bringing those clouds and some clouds and some of those northerly breezes. we have this high over to the west that will migrate in. it will bring a warming trend starting tomorrow and into your weekend. where this weekend we could be in the mid 60's ............................... ....... winds stay gusty tonigth and tomorrow especially down the colorado river valley. and lighter winds from vegas all the way to mesquite. ...............................
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10 hour forecast shows temps from the high 40's this eveing to chilly 40's by 11 o'clock tonight. dropping 39 tonight with clearing skies and some high clouds. winds slightly breezy and chilly by morning. tomorrow 57 for the high and sunny with also some north winds between 5 and 20 tomorrow. slightly below normal. ............................... ............... neighborhood by neighborhood highs will be in the low 60's over to the east side of the valley and cool 50's for the northwest sections. ............................... ................ extended forecast shows more sun than clouds this upcoming week. mild weather too in the mid to too in the mid to high 60's by friday and saturday. chance of showers this weekend and some big winds on sunday and monday the rebels play two big games this week.
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games this week. ((dave courvoisier)) and both are at home. chris maathuis here with more. ((chris maathuis)) not only do they have to worry about winning games... but what about keeping recruits. with the coaching change, what's findlay prep guard carlos johnson going to do? he give us the answer plus.. nfl hall of famers in las vegas... i'll tell ya why coming up here on channel 8. < news music voice over: "from
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with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses, just-slept-in-his-car kinda thing. yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider
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> ((chris maathuis)) it's a moment of truth for unlv... the runnin' rebels host the league's top two teams this week. they play san diego state this saturday but they face off with boise state on wednesday at 8 pm. shockingly the rebels are sitting in 7th place... it's a good thing they're home.. the rebs are 7-2 at home this year and 2 and 5 away. they've got to play smarter if
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wednesday. the series with the broncos is tied at 5 wins and five loses. ((chris maathuis)) about a month ago, carlos johnson committed to unlv... he's the findlay prep guard, who looks like a linebacker. dave rice, who was watching from the stands over weekend as findlay played gorman, know how good johnson is. but during that time, things have changed dramatically... now rice is gone and simon is in charge. so what does that mean for johnson... does he stay committed or move on? (( )) carlos johnson/rebel recruit;"reallly that doesn't afffect my decision, i'm still going to unlv. ball players do what ball players do, no matter what the coach is, you've got to still play the game... i feel like it's a better fit for me, the runnin and gun. i believe in the coach regardless who, i'm going to believe in em, they've got my support 100 percent." ((chris maathuis)) fans are pretty excited about the big game coming up in two weeks. we'll be in the bay area for the festivities and hopefully report on some real activities leading up for super bowl 50. if you're looking to attend the game in person it's going to cost ya. las vegas tickets dot com... a member of the national assn.
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16-hundred face value seats are going for 35- hundred dollars. if you want the best seat in the house... it's going to cost ya upwards of 10- thousand dollars. the afc title game here on channel 8 yesterday was the most watched title game in a few decades. the nfc title game was over in the first. now it's time for the big game... you've got the broncos and panthers... sports book directors are thinking this matchup could result in a record handle for the state. carolina is favored by 4 over denver... at one time the panthers were 60-to-1 to win the super bowl. good luck if you have a ticket. ((chris maathuis)) if you like sports and all the things logos, trademarks and/or anything else you can think of in sports. the annual sports licensing and tailgate show is back in town with some heavyhitters setting the table. ((chris maathuis)) nats' "how ya doing sir, doing alright.' ((chris maathuis)) and when the table is set... hall of fame quarterback will provide the salt and pepper... littlerly he's attatched his name to salt and pepper containers of favorite teams. jim kelly/hof qb; "here you walk around, especially for me, i''m amazed as some of the things they have, a lot of things i
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maathuis)) there is anything and everything here... baby cloths.. hockey garments... basketball's signed by the dream team. aaron eisenberg/dynasty; "not only if you're a high end collector but if you're an enthusiast and passionate about supporting your team, this really makes that statement. ((chris maathuis)) if you want too is here... in fact hall of famer dave winfield finally has his own brand. nats; "could you believe my college coach let me hit one dave winfield/hof; "when i played ball, people used to say, man i loved to watch you play, then i played for another decade and they'd say, oh my mother used tolove to watch you play and i played another decade and they'd say ya know my grandmother loves you man." ((chris maathuis)) there are socks, guitars.. umbrellas... everything with a logo.. even ties... and bowties. licensing is a big business. bob small/eagles wings;" it's not as easy as it used to be to get into the industry. they control the categories much more, you have to have a good product, good quality and it's all about customer service and meeting needs." ((chris maathuis)) some of the retailers told me it's hard to
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because you've got to get a nfl... nfl... because you've got to get a license for the entire league, every team. but licensing a college is much easier, because you can get licensed with individual schools. ((dave courvoisier)) > finally tonight... we want to thank everyone who stopped by the thomas and mack this weekend... for the "living green super recycle" event. in all .. just shy of 35- hundred pounds of medication was turned in on saturday. there was also a van- full of books for "spread the word." "shred-it" counted more than 160- thousand pounds of paper. and "republic services" had to order another dumpster to come of the overflow!... so thanks to the nearly 6- thousand people who came out to help keep junk out of landfills.///
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8 news now is giving away 25- hundred dollars to one lucky viewer... during our special newscast right after the super bowl. if you want a chance to win the cash... just go to las vegas now dot com... and click on that big banner at the top of the screen to enter the giveaway./// dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas
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