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denver broncos! the highlights of the super bowl game.. and who was named mvp. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus.... it's not all about the big game... a look at the amazing performances from the stadium... from the opening national anthem.. to the highly anticipated half time show. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about the uber driver protests > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > denver broncos fans everywhere are still celebrating this morning... after their team won the super bowl! ((kirsten joyce)) we're looking live at san franciso, there they went head to head night./// ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus.
((kirsten joyce)) as jamie yuccas reports.. the broncos were actually the underdogs going in... but their victory all came down to defense. "the denver broncos win super bowl 50." peyton manning and the denver broncos defeated the carolina panthers to win their third super bowl. linebacker von miller was named mvp. (miller) it was coach phillips, it was peyton, d-ware and all of my teammates of course. peyton manning is the first starting quarterback to win with two different teams. but he wouldn't say if this really was his last rodeo. ( manning) i wanna go hug my family and i'm going to drink a lot of budweiser tonight. the broncos offense exploded early. while fumbles plagued the panthers. the ticket was a golden one - going for thousands of dollars! but fans say it was worth it. the crowd enjoyed some of the biggest names in pop music. lady gaga sang the national anthem. cold play scored at half-time with an assist from beyonce and bruno mars. it was a golden night for over
super bowl 50. jamie yuccas, cbs news, santa clara. ((kirsten joyce)) the broncos will continue the celebration tomorrow morning with their championship parade. ((brian loftus)) > looking ahead to next year... houston texas will be the home of super bowl 51. the william hill sports book says the patriots and the panthers are the two favorites to make it to the big game./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and one lucky viewer is waking up with her own lombardi trophy, of sorts. ((sherry swensk)) we want to give a big congrats to the winner of the 8 news now super bowl contest! ((kirsten joyce)) drumroll please... the winner is: diana anderson of las vegas! ((brian loftus)) she
in the valley are frustrated after they say the company cut fares by 30-percent... kirsten joyce meanwhile... the recent cuts aren't only being felt around here.... uber drivers are protesting in new york city... after they say the popular ride-sharing company cut their fares by 15-percent. drivers say the rate cut means less money in their pockets. brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens spoke with drivers in our area about this latest bump in the road and joins us live. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... drivers i spoke with say a price cut has already happened... now they're forced to pick- up more people to make what they did before. ((kevin joy // uber driver: we see about a 30% decrease in
joy says he's making less... after uber slashed rates in december by 30- percent. the company says they did it to quote -- "achieve better outcomes for both riders and drivers as we have seen in cities around the country." adding "that with the increased demand, drivers' income goes up as well." ((kevin joy // uber driver: it did seem like we got some more customers for a little while there -- but its died back down again. )) ((kevin joy // uber driver: it seems like its been harder for me to find fares mainly because its gotten slower. but i have to drive longer -- to be able to make the same amount of money i was making before the rate went down. )) kevin's complaint is the same hundreds shared last week in new york city... after the ride- sharing company cut fares by 15- percent. ((inder parmer // nyc uber driver: i would just ask the american public if their salaries decreased by 45 percent in 2 years how would they feel?)) ((susan sequin // uber rider: i think it's fantastic that they lowered the prices...)) uber users like susan sequin agree with the move... saying the cheaper fare makes
the app. ((susan sequin // uber rider: its been really good. they're there when they say they're going to be... and they're friendly.)) despite the drop in prices... this uber driver says he still makes decent cash... and says not everyone is going side with the changes companies may take. ((kevin joy // uber driver: there's always pro's and con's with everything. no matter what you get involved with. )) ((michael stevens)) there's no word... if the company plans to raise the rate here or in new york... to ease the drivers concerns. ((brian loftus)) > michael... despite the recent changes... do drivers say it's still worth it to drive for the company? ((michael stevens)) brain... the drivers i spoke with say you can still make good cash driving for uber. they do say they have to drive more... but the fact that they can make their own schedule out- ways any of the recent fare drops. back to you.
it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor >the right shoulder of northbound 95 at south rancho is blocked. no major delays. building fire in the southwest part of town on pebble and inspiration drive, which is just east of rainbow. you could run into some lane restrictions in the area. today, a county project will impact your beltway drive.... we'll talk about that next. < > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a 2- year old girl killed in a hit and run crash... ((brian loftus)) what the allegedly drunk driver told the mother.. before taking off. ((kirsten joyce)) > chipotle will be closing up
((demetria obilor)) > this adorable story has got folks faces.. a sea lion pup in san diego sat herself at this upscale restaurant.. she made herself at home-- napping in a booth and gazing at the surf through a window. sea world came and got the malnourished mammal ... they're working to get her health back in tip-top shape.. so she can be returned to the wild.///
what a warm weekend - a super sunday hitting the 70s yesterday! and t-shirt weather in santa clara. we warmed up quickly through the weekend. .......... now some breezy winds around southern nevada, but still very mild in the 40s and 50s. a wind advisory in place along the river today. .............. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal. highs hit 70 and even warmer mid 70s by the middle of the week. that's just about too warm for this time of year! valentine's day weekend will be loverly and mild. even president's day weekend may be a little too warm for
> a family is devastated, and a 2- year- old child killed after a deadly hit and run: (( vickie davis/mother i'm not going to be the same without her. how could you take my baby from )) ((brian loftus)) vickie davis says little evelyn green was brother.... when a van jumped the curb and struck them. this happened last night near lake mead and pecos. davis told us they waited 15 minutes for an ambulance... but when it never showed... she and a neighbor drove the girl to the hospital, where she later died. davis says the driver did stop... and stumbled up to her to apologize... reeking of alcohol.... before he took off: (( vickie davis/mother: "he might want to turn himself in i know who he is i see him all the time he will get what he deserves for taking my baby away from me. my baby was innocent." ))
vegas police are now searching for a hispanic man.. in his 40's... with facial hair. he was last seen driving a white windowless van... going eastbound on lake mead. if you have information, call crimestoppers. as for the family... they set up a go fund me to help with funeral expenses. if you would like to donate... there is a link on las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are also investigating a deadly motorcycle crash. it happened last night near decatur and the 215. officers say a 27- year- old motorcyclist was killed... witnesses told police he was speeding.. and rear-ended a car that slowed to make a right turn. the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died. this is the 12th person who died in a crash in metro's jurisdiction so far this year.// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor > here's what the south beltway looks like right now. this is 216 at windmill. this overhead message sign is
restrictions between warm springs and the airport. those will be impacting the eastbound side of traffic through spring of 2017. crews are going to block off a lane of 215 for construction work. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > as our nation celebrates black history month, many are asking, "where did it really begin?" ((kirsten joyce)) in the frst part of our series... "america's untold journey" .. we look back to an era that pre- dates slavery in a florida town where the journey truly begins. the year is 1565 and in the first new world is taking shape kathy deegan- the first people of african heritage who came to the americans both here in the us and in latin america were free james bullock- the new
the europeans, the indigenous and the afrikaners. and that without any of those three. this would not have happened. chad light - the colonists had a tremendous stake in this particular venture called the enterprise of florida. dr. michael francis: the free blacks became shopkeepers and merchants and artisans and craftsmen. in other words, what makes the colony function. james bullock - there is a baptism of a free black child in st. augustine three years before jamestown is even founded. most of the slaves that were brought to spanish florida were domestic slaves or royal slaves who had very specific, highly refined skills. michael francis you also see african women in the late 16th century/early 17th century who serves really as the first nurse, the first recorded nurse in the hospital of santa barbara in st. augustine by the mid-to-late 1700s. the spanish mission of
had failed james bullock: the english tried to colonize north america with, at first, indentured servants and a promise of 7 years of labor. what they will find is that being a slave for 7 years . it might as well be a lifetime . now, the spanish did not shy away from large scale ruthless enslavement.. for blacks, there were now two americas, one english, one spanish.. and the difference between them could not be more striking. ((kirsten joyce)) we'll continue our 5- part series, "america's untold journey" through out the rest of the week./// ((brian loftus)) > don't throw out your old, broken iphone... ((kirsten joyce)) how much money apple is giving customers for their damaged goods. ((brian loftus)) and.. these cones came out of nowhere
the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
panda 3" continues to kick butt at the box office. the animated flick came in first place.. with 21 million bucks. and "hail, caesar!" debuted at the number two spot with a little over 11 million dollars. "the revenant" rounds out the top three.. with 7 point 1 million.'/// ((kirsten joyce)) > cbs' hit show "scorpion" will have a magical twist in tonight's episode. penn jillette... from the las vegas show "penn and teller" will make a special appearance tonight. but we'll have to wait and see if he does any of his famous tricks since he's playing the role of a couple's counselor. and be prepared for a lot of
because team scorpion has to fix a pinched gasline to prevent a massive explosion after a major earthquake. you can watch "scorpion" right here on channel 8 at 9 pm./// ((brian loftus)) > if you're thinking about going to chipotle today... you may want to think again. ((kirsten joyce)) and good news if you've got a broken iphone! jill wagner joins us live from wall street to explain. good morning jill. good morning brian and kirsten! we'll see if wall street can do an about face this week. on friday... the dow fell 211 points. the nasdaq dropped 146 points... or 3 percent. most major asian markets are closed for the lunar new year.// chipotle is closing its doors today from 11 am until 3 pm for a company wide meeting about food safety. sales have plunged in the wake
the company is laying out new safety measures... including paid sick leave for workers... so they'll stay home when they don't feel well.// brian and kirsten? q: now there's a way to trade in your damaged i-phones. and get paid for it? what's that about jill? a: yes. for the first time - apple is letting i phone owners trade in phones with cracked screens and broken buttons... they'll credit i phone owners up to 250 dollars. the company is looking to get more people
to upgrade to newer models... as i phone sales slowed down for the first time ever.// brian and kirsten?
> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor sue says, "there are lots of cones and equipment at fort apache rd. and blue diamond rd. will they be placing a light there?" sue, ndot plans
to install signals on blue diamond at fort summer. the work you're seeing right now is related to a county sewer project. traffic on fort apache has been shifted to the west half of the street. work is expected to last through the end of the month. you'll see crews working monday through friday between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. what'sdriving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > a scam... or a threatening debt collector?
> facing off in the nation's first primary... how the presidential candidates are doing in the polls.. ahead of tomorrow's big vote. ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live talking about the uber driver protests > ((brian loftus)) > and... the big game isn't the only thing people are talking about... a look at some of the best super bowl ads./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce.
back to the public utilities commission. ((brian loftus)) the p-u-c is set to decide.. if existing solar customers will have to pay the new net metering rates. n-v energy proposed grandfathering in customers.. who installed their systems or applied for one by september 10th of last year. this all comes after the p-u-c approved n-v energy's 40 percent rate hike for residential solar./// brian loftus > uber drivers in the valley are working harder... after the company cut rates by 30-percent. kirsten joyce passengers say they're happy about it... but as 8 news now reporter michael stevens found out... some drivers aren't thrilled with the move. good morning michael? brian, kirsten... the prices were slashed back in december -- and the company says they did it to drive in new customers... local drivers say... the change in rates helped in the beginning... but in recent weeks business has slowed down... causing them to drive more to
two weeks ago... the same thing happened in new york city. drivers protested after they say the company cut rates by 15- percent. local drivers say... despite all the changes drivers say you can still make good cash working for the ride- sharing company: ((kevin joy // uber driver: i realize uber is trying to get more customers. and it did seem we got a little bit of a fluxuation and got a little bit more customers -- at first but i think it might've been used becasue it was the holiday season, and they were advetising it on the application itself -- so it did seem like we got some more customers for a little while there -- but its died back down again. )) ((michael stevens)) passengers on the other hand say lowering the rates is a good thing. local riders say it brings competition into the market between... ride- sharing compaines and taxi's. right now... there's no word if the ride- sharing company plans to raise
to where they were before. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... what about other ride sharing companies? are they doing similar things when it comes to fares? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... right now... there's no word if the other companies like lyft are doing similar fare adjustments. ((kirsten joyce)) > today marks the beginning of the chinese new year... it is the year of the monkey. the lunar new year, in the asian culture, is celebrated as a year for successful business ventures... and the year of optimism, positivity and certain change. there are several events for the holidays... including a dragon dance at the linq promenade. the festivities run from 7 to 9 pm. and the m resort is also celebrating with a dragon dance at 5 pm tonight.///
super sunday hitting the low 70s yesterday! and t-shirt weather in santa clara with temps in the 70s for the superbowl. we warmed up quickly through the weekend.... jumping 10 degrees from saturday to sunday! mother nature really scored with the spring weather. .......... now some breezy winds around southern nevada, but downright windy along the river today and out at the lake the waters will be choppy. but still very mild in the 40s and 50s. .............. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal
the day./// > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the presidential candidates are making their final pitches to new hampshire voters today...ahead of the first in the nation primary tomorrow. ((kirsten joyce)) the latest polls show donald trump leading republicans in new hampshire...with ted cruz, marco rubio, jeb bush, and john kasich locked in a fierce battle for second place.
weekend./// ((brian loftus)) > and on the democratic side - bernie sanders is ten points ahead of hillary clinton in the granite state...but clinton is closing the gap. her husband, president bill clinton, campaign for her in las vegas on saturday and also met up with "hillary for nevada" canvassers to door knock in local neighborhoods. clinton also spoke at manse elementary school in pahrump./// ((brian loftus)) > and don't forget we are your local election headquarters through the campaign. you can stay up-to-date on air and on las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < starting with a building fire on pebble and inspiration drive, just east of rainbow. don't be surprised if there are some lane restrictions in the area. storm drain work underway on sahara and decatur. this project is scheduled to
< > back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > staying one step ahead crooks.. ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen shows us what you need to watch out for.. to tell the difference between a scammer and debt collector. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... from a city full of heartthrobs.. to a jaw- dropping announcement.. the best super bowl spots during
congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field
> hyundai has two of the most popular super bowl commercials. comedian kevin hart plays an overprotective dad who offers his daughter's date his car... just so he can track them using the "finder" feature: (( kevin hart: hey! so you're the guy taking my little girl out, huh? guy: yep. hart: huh. you know what? why don't you take my new car? guy: thanks, pops. kevin hart: you messing with the wrong daddy! guy: i'm taking you home! )) ((kirsten joyce)) after the two go out.. kevin hart then follows them everywhere.. from the movie theater, to a carnival.. and as you saw.. eventually scared the guy into bringing his daughter home. hyundai also aired another commercial featuring actor ryan reynolds.. in "ryanville": (( can you give me a warning? sure,
playing football ah! in my face! so aggressive! )) ((kirsten joyce)) the heartthrob is pretty much the face of everyone in ryanville.. the spot highlights the elantra's new safety features.... claiming it's safe enough to drive through a neighborhood where every man is worth a second look./// ((sherry swensk)) > another commercial had fans of "the good wife" upset.. after cbs made quite the announcement during a commercial. check it out: (( seven season, hundreds of twists, but the biggest good wife surprise yet. this is the final season. the final 9 episodes begin next sunday.
episode will air on may 8th./// ((demetria obilor)) > and this morning.. everyone is still ooo-ing and aw-ing over the super bowl half time show... especially queen bee's performance: ((beyonce: ok ladies lets get in formation, ok ladies let's get in formation )) ((demetria obilor)) beyonce strutted her stuff to her new song "formation" before teaming up with the other 2 headliners, coldplay and bruno mars./// adlib weather chat
and out at the lake today until 10 p.m. gusts to 40 mph expected with choppy waters. .............. snow swirling with blizzard conditions across the northern plains and upper midwest today. ................. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal. beautiful sunshine and some breezy northerly winds at times for the valley. > back to you./// >
been a long shot... but that didn't stop some local folks from trying to win a brand new truck. ((demetria obilor)) i hosted the "punt for a pick up" contest this weekend at findlay toyota. eight finalists punt the pigskin into the bed of a truck without it bouncing out. they said it was a lot harder than it
sounds! (( joe elguera "d: how hard did you practice? j: it was a little tough practicing yesterday with the breeze kicking the ball a little bit like this you know it is what it is i got pretty close" )) ((demetria obilor)) nobody ended up winning the grand prize-- a brand, new truck.. but the finalists didn't go home empty handed. they each received a gift bag full of amazon gift cards, movie tickets, and some gear from channel 8 and toyota./// the winner would have recevied a 2016 toyota tundra.
it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 and southbound 95. construction is underway on volunteer boulevard between executive airport drive and las vegas bouelvard. the road will be widened and will get some drainage upgrades.
((kirsten joyce)) > the host of the late late show also scored big last night. ((brian loftus)) a special episode aired after the super bowl... and riding shotgun during carpool karaoke .....las vegas headliner, sir elton john: (( corden: is that why you used to go so flambount in your dress? elton: yes. corden: because you have had some amazing looks over the years. elton: well, you know i was never a lead vocalist. not like bowie, or jagger, i was
which was the life of playing. elton: and i wasn't a sex symbol so i had fun with my outfits and i just outfits and i just went for it! james corden & elton john singing "crocidile rock" )) ((brian loftus)) sir elton john is one of the headliners at caesars' collosseum. his show resume in april and ticket prices start at 55 bucks. and to watch more carpool karaoke.. tune into the late late show with james corden right here on channel 8. it airs weeknights at 12:37 am.///
send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < temps are super mild this morning... and will stay extra warm all week. ............... the lake and along the river will have a wind advisory all day until 10 p.m. .......................... now some breezy winds around southern nevada, but still very mild in the 40s and 50s. .............. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal with temps up to 70 degrees today and even mid 70s by the middle of the week. > < kirsten, brian...
((brian loftus)) > pay a fine or go to jail. that's what one woman was told over the phone recently ... and it had her concerned. ((kirsten joyce)) so she turned to 8 on your side 's michelle mortensen for help. ((michelle mortensen)) > these types of calls are always a scam! thankfully ... madelyn called us right away .. and collected a ton of information from the caller. turns out there were tons of red flags it was a scam .. and i'm going to reveal them all .. so you don't get taken if this call comes to you. here's how it all went down. the call came from a 702 number and madelyn said she was told she missed a court date and needed to pay a fine immediately. if she refused a bench warrant would be issued in her name ... the police would be sent to her home and she would be arrested. when she refused to pay they transferred her to sheriff john stanley. he answered ...
the way to her home. of course they never came ... because this is a scam. here's the clues. first ... if you miss a court date ... you are notified by mail .. not by phone. second ... debt collectors have no authority to issue warrants or arrest people. in fact making threats like that is illegal. third ... the scammers transferred her to sheriff john stanley ... when the clark county sheriff is joe lombardo. wrong name .. wrong guy ... dead give away. so what's the take away here. anyone who calls you and tries to scare you or threaten you is likely not legitimate. that's how scammers operate... through fear. so if you get a call like that .. hang up. but if your too scared to do that .. get their call back number ... and call me or the police ... to get some reassurance. and now you know! with 8 on your side i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a problem.. call the 8 on your side hotline
brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < centennial bowl interchange is underway now. crews are working to construct new ramps linking us 95 to 215, as well as a new collector- distributor route. don't forget, today the county will take away one lane on eastbound 215 between mccarran and warm springs for construction. > < > < > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a mishap on the republican debate stage.. ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6.. the.. botched intro.. that left several candidates.. waiting in the wings.///