tv 8 News Now at 6 AM CBS February 4, 2016 6:00am-7:00am PST
> the case against the woman.. accused of purposefully running down people on the strip.. is back in court today. police say lakeisha holloway plowed into a group of people... walking in between the paris and planet hollywood hotels. 1 person died and more than 30 were injured. her toddler was in the back seat when it happened. we'll be in court for holloway's appearance at 8-am.. and will update you on what happens on-air and on las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > this morning.. metro police are apologizing.. for tuesday's 9-1-1 outage. the system was down for about 6 hours. people who needed help got a busy signal, waited nearly an hour for an answer... or were dropped while they spoke with an operator. ((assistant sheriff tom roberts/metro police: yesterday's unfortunate event is not representative of the kind of service that we want to provide and is definitely not what the public deserves.
apologize to the community.)) metro doesn't know what caused the outage.. or how many callers were affected.. but they say they can rule out foul play./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk mostly clear and cold this morning... after some overnight high clouds have passed through. temps are very cold again, but each day we get a little warmer and that helps the mornings warm up a bit more until we'll get back to nicer 40s next week in the overnight hours. ..... right now our weather now temps show we are still dropping down already to the 30s again. and more sunshine with some high
away.. and if you're not heading out to san fran... the second best place to watch the game.. is right here in las vegas. ((kirsten joyce)) last year.. 300 thousand plus people flocked to the valley for the game... but the fun doesn't begin sunday.. it actually starts tomorrow... when clubs.. restaurants.. and hotels kick off the festivities with a number of events. then of course.. there's the gambling. last year.. sports books took in an estimated 116 million dollars.. on super bowl sunday./// ((brian lo ftus)) > if you're thinking about heading out to the bay area to watch the game.. be prepared to pay a pretty penny for tickets. seat-geek predicts this super bowl will be the most expensive ever on resale ticket sites. the lowest price on seat geek right now... runs in 35 hundred dollar range.. but a listing on the 50-yard line costs as much as a new car -- 16 thousand 600 dollars. and don't forget about a hotel room. hotels jacked up their prices.. as much as six times their usual rate./// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
state college wants to get you in their classrooms.. and it's offering "on- the-spot" scholarships.. to do it. n-s-c is holding its first open house for prospective students today... to show off its newly expanded campus. students who have a cumulative g-p-a of 3 point 2-5 or higher will be eligble for on the spot academic scholarships. nevada state college's open house kicks off at 5-30 this evening at their campus in henderson./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a controversial convention.. hits the las vegas strip. ((brian loftus)) the hunters showcasing their field.... and the thousands of people.. protesting their trade show. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. ben and jerry's... ditches the milk. the new ice cream.. going viral this morning. ((brian loftus)) > and.. kids have to dodge cars at this intersection. you say this
chris howe says he wants his dollar and 27 cents back... as well as damages.. after he says mcdonald's sold him mozzarella sticks.. with fake cheese. mcdonald's website describes the cheese sticks as being made with 100 percent real mozzarella.. but howe alleges tests found the sticks have more water and starch additives than federal food labeling laws allow. mcdonalds vowed to fight the suit./// ((demetria obilor)) > and ben and jerry's is now offering a completely dairy-free frozen treat. they are selling entirely vegan ice cream.. it's made with almond milk.. and doesn't contain eggs or honey. so far.. the frozen treat comes in four flavors.. chunky monkey, chocolate fudge brownie, coffee caramel fudge and p-b and cookies./// sherry how's the weather today?
okay we are ready to get our game on this weekend... and mother nature is ready to play ball. ................ mostly clear and cold this morning... but each day we get a little warmer and that helps the mornings warm up a bit more. ..... but we are still dropping down already to the 30s again. and more sunshine with some high ............. as the day goes on we will warm up just a little more and hit those 50s. 60s are in sight for the weekend and a strong ridge of high pressure will help get temps well above normal in the low 70s. ... rain in the east will keep the coast soggy today and possible severe weather again southeast. back to you!
what charges ammon bundy and other oregon protesters face... a federal grand jury returned the indictments against the 11 people arrested yesterday. an armed standoff has been taking place at a wildlife refuge in oregon since january... several of those people have been arrested...one was killed in the process. the indictment was sealed...defense attorneys demanded the document be immediately released..so they could know what charges their clients face... but that request was denied. once we have the indictment details we'll be sure to update you on the charges they face./// ((brian loftus)) > this morning.. more than 72 thousand people are protesting a trade show.. happening right now at the mandalay bay. the thousands signed an online petition... against the 44th annual safari club international convention. the event features everything from hunting gear to taxidermy displays. it also offers auctions for permits to hunt about 600 animals in more than 30 countries. animal advocates say they will protest outside the convention until saturday.
nworks international: "we think it's a ridiculous waste of life.")) we see evidence that getting out and having peaceful demonstration makes a huge different for animals ((brian loftus)) > we reached out to safari club international.. and they sent us a statement saying the group supports the right to protest.. and that hunters do much more for conservation of animals and their habitats than what the protesters believe./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > this one
craziest car crashes... our sister station in l-a has ever seen. a driver.. sailed off a palos verdes road.. and flew onto the roof of a house while people were inside. the driver had a medical problem, lost control of the car... hit two parked cars... rolled through the yard.. and launched onto the roof. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt./// ((kirsten joyce)) > new concerns.. about the zika virus. ((brian loftus)) the emergency measures.. some states are taking.. as more cases pop up across the u-s. ((kirsten joyce)) > we give away exciting prize packs to lucky viewers on our 8 news now facebook page.
emergency is in effect in four florida counties because of the zika virus. ((kirsten joyce)) the state's governor made the declaration yesterday as the centers for disease control and prevention.... updated its guidance on the virus that's linked to birth defects. don champion has the latest from new york. don champion: florida's emergency health order clears the way for crews to take action against the zika virus-- like spraying for mosquitoes. there are now at least 48 patients in the u-s, all travelers who brought the virus back from zika- stricken countries, except for one in dallas who had sexual contact with someone who recently returned from venezuela. in hard-hit brazil, soldiers are getting rid of stagnant water in an effort to kill mosquito larvae. zika is linked to birth defects and pregnant women have been advised to avoid travel to countries where the virus is spreading. wednesday, cbs news confirmed united airlines offered to re- assign certain flight crews concerned about contracting the
and the caribbean. other airlines are reportedly doing the same. in atlanta, the cdc has activated its operations center. (dr. steve redd/centers for disease control and prevention) "for zika we have people that are experts in vector-borne viral disease, in birth defects, and reproductive health all in one place so they can work on these different aspects of the problem" don champion: the cdc is advising pregnant women to protect themselves if their male sexual partner has traveled to a country where zika is spreading. the virus can stay in an infected person's blood stream for about a week. don champion, cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) in the us, some researchers now complain brazil isn't sharing enough samples and data on the zika virus. the lack of data is slowing efforts to develop tests and vaccines against the virus./// ((brian loftus)) > johnson and johnson is now testing a possible cure for type 1 diabetes. the company joined forces with the biotech company via- cyte to speed development of a stem cell treatment that could cure the hormonal disorder.
testing the therapy on a small number od diabetic patients. if it works in patients and animals.. it could end the need for frequent insulin injections and blood sugar testing./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor > mayra says, "is there an update on the rainbow blvd. and shelbourne ave. southwest cta crosswalk/pede strian crossing light? i would hate to see improvements only after a kid has been involved in an accident. " i've been following this issue for some time now. in december 2014, i got the county to study the intersection. the results showed the intersecon warranted pedestrian improvements, so the county added the project to its list. right now, the county is designing the school flasher system. the goal is to have it built over the summer while school is out.
michael stevens is live after a man was shot in spring valley kirsten joyce > plus.. facing off.. days after hillary's slim win. what you can expect.. in tonight's democratic debate. brian loftus > and.. preventing disappointment this valentines' day. michelle mortensen goes on your side.. to make sure cupid doesn't mess up your flower delivery./// < welcome to a brighter morning,
joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > it's 630.. thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. right now.. police are on the scene of an early morning shooting. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens has been following this story all morning long. michael.. what can you tell us?
people arrested for shooting a man to death outside of a 24 hour fitness...are set to be arraigned today. kyle staats and megan hippie are facing murder charges... metro police say in december...staa ts and hippie were burglarizing cars near rainbow and smoke ranch.... they say they spotted neil gandler, staats went to rob him... hippie says staats pulled the trigger and shot him. their hearing is set for eight this morning./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are holding a community event today...to send a message of peace. it'll be held near where a man was gunned down yesterday morning...at the corner of euclid and russell...that's near charleston and fremont. they'll be holding a free barbecue and walk the neighborhood... from ten this morning to noon. so far this year... metro police have investigated 12 homicides.///
your mail man today, give him a big thank- you! it's national "thank a mail- carrier" day -- the one day out of the year set-aside to appreciate the person who brings mail to your house six days a week. it is observed every year on february fourth. the first organized delivery of letters was established by the second continental congress in 1775./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
debate tonight in new hampshire...whic h holds the nation's first primary next week. ((kirsten joyce)) both candidates made their case to voters during a town hall last night...as the top republican candidates ramped up their attacks. weijia jiang has the latest from manchester, new hampshire. weijia jiang at a town hall event in derry, new hampshire last night...bernie sanders and hillary clinton continued to trade jabs over their progressive values. bernie sanders) "i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes 15- million dollars from wall street. that's just not progressive." hillary clinton) "i was sort of amused today that senator sanders set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who's a progressive. weijia jiang clinton, who claimed a razor thin victory over sanders in iowa...is trailing behind him in the granite state. sanders is from neighboring vermont. he's also dominating the attention of young voters like natalie weinstein: (natalie weinstein/ sanders supporter) bernie has been very stable the entire time he's been in politics//i really hope he wins (- weijia jiang/ cbs news/ manchester, new hampshire) with
hampshire primary... donald trump and ted cruz remain locked in a war of words...over the results in iowa. weijia jiang yesterday trump accused cruz, who finished first in iowa, of stealing the state's caucuses...calling for the results to be nullified. ted cruz) it is no surprise that donald trump is throwing yet another temper tantrum or if you like, trumper- tantrum. trump was almost two hours late for a campaign event in arkansas yesterday...after his plane experienced mechanical issues and he was forced to land in nashville. he's expected to hold at least three events in the granite state today...where he's leading cruz in the polls. weijia jiang cbs news manchester, new hampshire. ((kirsten joyce)) both rand paul and rick santorum dropped out of the republican presidential race wednesday...lea ving nine gop contenders remaining./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on southbound i-15 between sahara and spring mountain.
flamingo is back open between the strip and koval. crash on southbound highland past sahara. expect some delays in the area. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > the head of wikileaks.. says he will surrender to police. the condition... he's requiring before turning himself in. plus... ((charlie ahead on cbs this morning-- doctor tara narula on the new zika health emergency in
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people in georgia are cleaning up.. after severe weather downed powerlines and trees/ ((sherry swensk)) > authorities in fort stewart think a tornado blew through the area. no one was hurt... but around 40 to 50 people and their pets are displaced from the storm./// ((sherry swensk)) > those storms also ripped across north carolina yesterday. national weather service teams will be there this morning.. to confirm a tornado touch down. residents in the area.. say they saw the twister come... and hit their homes. (("my mom called me and told me that she thought a tornado had
gone and the porch was gone and the buildings were gone but the house was fine." )) ((kirsten joyce)) > meanwhile.. in iowa.. people are digging out from a blizzard. massive piles of snow can be seen across the rural city of corectionville. it got 13 inches of the white stuff./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk this line of storms has stayed alive for about 48 hours now...leaving behind the destruction of the twisters... but also very heavy rains causing flooding. ..... the storms are heading across
and northern florida is getting heavy rain and thunderstorms. ..... back here at home it's mostly clear and cold. temps down near freezing so give yourself time to warm up the car and grab a warm coat before you leave the house. .............. with all the great snow across the west... don't forget our ski report on las vegas now dot com. ................. highs will be slightly warmer today... nudging into the mid 50s this afternoon. back to you!
ecuador granted him asylum. assange is wanted for questioning about an alleged sexual assault in sweden. he says the charges are an attempt to extradite him to the u-s because his group published sensitive diplomatic communications online. a tweet sent out on the wikileaks twitter account early this morning said that assange would leave the ecuadoran embassy and - quote - "accept arrest by british police" if the u-n panel did not rule in his favor. assange added that, if the group did rule in his favor, he expected his passport to be returned and efforts to arrest him to cease. demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash at charleston and durango and another at harmon and jones. no south beltway delays. here's what 215 looks like at eastern. < > back to you!
mayor andy hafen aims to make the city safer...as it's population and business community expands. he gave his state of the city address yesterday... he talked about the city's growth including business development. mayor hafen says being one of the safest cities in the nation helps attracts business.... but he plans to push for more police and fire department resources...to keep the city safe: ((mayor andy hafen/city of henderson: so we''re really looking down the road of ways to look at new resources especially the capital need we have in our public safety arena." )) ((brian loftus)) at the speech...the mayor also
side hotline is flooded with calls from angry cupids who say their valentine's day delivery was a disappointment. ((brian loftus)) so michelle mortensen got on your side.. to make sure you get what you pay for. ((michelle mortensen)) there's really 2 problems people face. they either ordered an arrangement online that looks nothing like the picture ... or what they ordered didn't arrive on time. either way it's no good. it was such a problem last year people took to social media blasting companies for their valetine's day fails. so how can you avoid this happening to you? first .. buy local. tell them what you can afford and ask for the biggest most colorful arrangement at that price point. i tested this out in 2013 in an 8 on your side investigation ... and the local florist arrangements i ordered were bigger... prettier.. and lasted longer than the online versions ...
one more tip... ask to see a picture of the arrangement before its deleivered. that way you can make a change if something isn't right. and .. if you do have to order online ... check the measurements. the picture of a $20 bouquet might look amazing ... but meaurements won't lie. it could be quite small at that price. my last tip .. valentine's day falls on a sunday ... so send your gift early. no one will complain. it's only a problem when you're late. and i do have a few valentine gift deals for you on my coupon page. just go to las vegas now dot com and click on 8 on your side to check them out. ((brian loftus)) > and for all your consumer questions... call the 8 on your side hotline at 702- 650-1907./// ((sherry swensk)) > the animal foundation wants to make sure every shelter pet has a special someone this valentine's day. they're teaming up with the best
it's clear and cold. temps down near freezing so give yourself time to warm up the car and grab a warm coat before you leave the house. .............. highs will be slightly warmer today... nudging into the mid 50s this afternoon. nice and sunny to start and then some high clouds will meander into our skies. .......... warmer temps arrive for the weekend and we finally get back to normal. highs in the low to mid 60s and even warmer low 70s by the start of the work week. back to you!
old man is dead...after driving the wrong way in traffic... it happened at buffalo and cheyenne last night. police say he turned the wrong way into traffic, drove off the roadway, and crashed into a pole. authorities think he might have suffered a medical episode before the crash../// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor southbound delays on i-15 at us 95.
off to the right shoulder. it's starting to have less of an impact on the commute. if you're heading downtown, expect some delays heading northbound. southbound runs a little slow too. no major crashes out in the valley right now. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > runners sprinted to get a birds eye view of the big apple. the 39th annual empire state building run-up was held yesterday. small groups ran up .. .get this.. 1- thousand- 576 stairs to the observation deck on the 86th floor! it takes under a minute to take the elevator up there.. and most can run up it... in about 10- minutes.
most famous tower race./// ((brian loftus)) > las vegas has a similar event coming up this month... scale the strat is taking place on the 28th. people will run up the 108 floors to the top observation deck.. totaling a whopping 1- thousand 455 stairs. proceeds benefit the american lung association. if you would like to register.. just head to las vegas now dot com and click the links we mentioned tab./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it could take you longer to get your tax refund. ((brian loftus)) the reasone the i-r-s stopped accepting e- filed returns.///
stocks staged a late day rally as oil prices rose. the dow jumped 183 points, but the nasdaq fell almost 13.// ((brian loftus)) > if you just got that w-2 and were planning to file your taxes... you might end up waiting longer for your refund. the internal revenue service says it has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. the outage could affect refunds, but the i-r-s doesn't anticipate major
disruptions. the e-file system and "where's my refund" service are part of the affected areas./// ((kirsten joyce)) > home depot is on hiring spree this morning. the home improvement retailer says it wants to hire more than 80 thousand sales associates nationwide. the company says it wants to ensure its nearly 2 thousand store are staffed and ready for the spring. home depot estimates more than half of seasonal hires transition into full time employees./// ((kirsten joyce)) > your facebook feed may contain a new birthday reminder today... ...and it belongs to the social media giant itself.
ago today... . but the company wants the attention focused on users, electing to name february fourth "friends day." it's celebrating the friendships of its 1 point 6 billion users--- by putting together friendship collages. the videos will include photos previously posted on the site./// ((brian loftus)) > a new study by wallet hub finds the average couple spends more than 26- thousand dollars on their wedding... and where you get married impacts the price. wallet hub finds that las vegas is one of the top five cities to get married in... they surveyed 150 cities across the country for things like wedding cost, number of venues, and hotel availability. some of the other top spots... orlando, atlanta, tampa, and springfield, missouri.///
"c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// good morning to ou viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 4th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump accuses ted cruz of stealing the iowa caucuses. cruz fires back saying his gop rival is throwing a trumper tantrum. new concerns about the zika virus spreading in the u.s.