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((brian loftus)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. right now, there is police activity on las vegas boulevard and tropicana... near new york new york hotel and casino. ((brian loftus)) this is a live look from the scene... this is on las vegas boulevard and tropicana , we're working on obtaining information from police and we'll update you with the latest as soon as we get information. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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--- one confirmed dead < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one person... in southeast valley. it happened at the meadow vista apartments near karen and lamb last night. police say there was some sort of confrontation before the victim was shot. police say one vehicle was also hit by gunfire... another bullet went through a window. it's possible the shooting could be gang related. police have little detail on the
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but urge you to call crimestoppers if you have any information. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a man is in the hospital this morning... after he was struck by a car in north las vegas. the crash happened near lake mead and rancho. north las vegas police say the man was not using a crosswalk when he was hit. the driver did remain on the scene... the man was later taken to u-m-c with critical injuries: ((officer ann cavaricci/north las vegas police: so right now as the temperatures warm up we really want to caution that there is more people on the roadways walking around to and from home, work, and stores, shopping, so we want to remind them to make sure that they're using crosswalks and we want to remind our drivers to be vigilant in looking for those pedestrians.)) ((kirsten joyce)) police have not yet determined... whether alcohol, drugs, or speed were a factor in the crash. /// ((brian loftus)) > one of cliven bundy's daughters told 8 news now over the phone... that today, the rancher will be back in court for his hearing. cliven is due to face a federal judge in oregon... over charges stemming from the 2014 armed standoff with b-l-m officers... near his cattle ranch in
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bundy and his sons ammon and ryan remain behind bars in oregon. both are charged in connection in occupying a national wildlife refuge. cliven was arrested last week at portland international airport. cliven's daughter bailey tells us... her father is still making a decision on a public defender. the family says they will continue to run the ranch as normal. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > an audit of the nation's teacher discipline tracking data... has been ordered following an investigation by u-s-a today network. nevada received a "d" grade... following the way the state handled teacher data. when it comes to background checks... the report says nevada has strong state- level screenings before licensing... but fails when it comes to transparency... with no information online about teacher disciplinary actions. nevada also scored poorly on mandatory reporting laws... and in sharing misconduct information with other states. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk a nice morning with quiet winds
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we hit the upper 70s yesterday and had just a few high thin clouds around. ............ the winds were a little bumpy at times, but overall much calmer than sunday. ........... today we should have plenty of sunshine and look for warm upper 70s again, even near 80 near
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> that's a look at weather... back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > thousands of people are trying to get a glimpse of pope francis... as he makes his way through mexico. ((kirsten joyce)) the large mass the pope's expected to hold... for mexico and the united states. ((brian loftus)) and we sometimes can't help but act like couch potatoes on our lazy days. what researchers say happens to our brains... when we don't make the effort to
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increasing number of heroin addicts in the country continues to grow... and new numbers show within the last 5-years... heroin deaths have jumped an alarming 130- percent here in clark county. patranya bhoolsuwan explains what some local families are doing... to curb the trend. < just a year after this picture was taken, 19-year- old reese engle passed away..from a heroin overdose ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "i look back and i asked myself everyday .. could i have done something different could i have tried something different.")) joe engle says like many parents of heroin addicts he was in the dark about the addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heroin addiction: "he could have knocked me over with a feather when i first found out.")) today engle is working to help other families not make the same mistake. 3 years ago, he launched the las
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..."there is no hero in heroin". they put on annual events like this one tonight... to raise awareness about addiction..one that 28 year old alicia marshal knows all too well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "it's so hard to stop because you don't want to be sick.")) an addict since she was a teenager, alicia got clean less than 2 years ago. she says for a long her time her family enabled her...and not until that stopped, that she realized she had to help herself get well. ((alicia marshall/former heroin addict: "family members will try to love an addict sober and all the love in the world can not save someone.")) ((natsound joe engle on stage)) joe engle says the goal of his organization is also help raise funds to help people going through rehab. an inspiration that came from a son who didn't have the chance to escape this cycle of addiction. ((joe engle/lost son to heron addiction: "all the awareness that we have brought on all due to him so his memories is living on and he's making and impact in this world.")) > ((kirsten joyce)) since the organization's launch... engle has paid for room and board at sober living homes for
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advocating for easier access to treatment facilities. he hopes to one day open a recovery high school... where it help teens beat addiction. /// ((brian loftus)) > pope francis is making his way through mexico... on his historic six day trip in the country. preparations are underway in juarez... where the pope will deliver mass to an expected half a million people tomorrow. construction crews spent the past 5-weeks building a two- million dollar altar for that mass. also during the ceremony, the pope is expected to walk to a raised altar near the u-s border... and address the crowds in the u-s, by el paso texas. people have been sleeping outside in the cold just to see him speak: (("just to see him we are more than happy." "we came in group and we are taking care of each other." )) throughout his visit... he has condemned the drug trade in mexico... saying they are making deals with the devil. /// ((brian loftus)) > gas prices
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but for one town in ohio... it was super cheap..... ((kirsten joyce)) just how low it got.... to fill up.. and what caused the super low
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child
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his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. caught the grammy's last night... it was more than just music... with music artists using the spotlight to make a statement... and to pay tribute to music legends. teri okita shows us the main highlights and the winners of this year's grammy's. pop queen taylor swift opened the 58th annual grammy awards
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the top prize. swift's "1989" earned the singer her second career grammy for album of the year. she urged young women to not let naysayers get in their way. ((taylor swift/ grammy winner)) "you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people sidetrack you." (4 sec) mark ronson and bruno mars' "uptown funk" won "record of the year". ((stevie wonder)) "you can't read braille. nah, nah, nah, nah, nah." stevie wonder teased "song of the year" nominees before announcing ed sheeran's "thinking out loud" the winner. and "best new artist" meghan trainor couldn't hold back tears as she thanked her family. ((meghan trainor/ grammy winner)) (sobbing) "and my mom and dad for always believing in me." ((teri okita/ cbs news/ los angeles)) "this year's grammys stirred up a lot of emotions...with performances that paid tribute to some of music's biggest icons. others used the mic to make a statement." "i'm african american." kendrick lamar sent a powerful message about racism with his rap that won him 5 grammys. "this is modern day slavery." the audience was brought to its feet by tributes that...
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co-founder glenn frey, and blues legend bb king. "the thrill is gone" "this is ground control to major tom" and lady gaga brought the late david bowie's work back to life. "we can be roes just for one day." teri okita, cbs news, los angeles. let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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morning... just now dropping to the 50s around the valley with clear skies. ............. we will have a couple of really warm february days even hitting 80 degrees or warmer before a cooler winter storm moves in... but highs will stay above normal
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weekend. ............ cold snow and ice still rolling across the northeast...and thunderstorms are calming down across florida. .......... here's the 7-day forecast that
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april... with a slight chance of showers tomorrow night. --- tornado in nw florida --- thousands lost power --- some schools closed today > ./// ((brian loftus)) > a virginia man saluted nearly all the presidents for presidents day...
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howard hankins has 43 president head sculptures sitting in his backyard... each weighing about 800- thousand pounds. hankins says he originally hired someone to crush them after a theme park closed... but later decided to keep them. he says he hopes the sculptures soon find a new home. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > we haven't seen gas prices this low in years... but nothing like what drivers saw in toledo, ohio. the gas stations competing against one another were having a price war... and the prices dropped so low... it got down to a penny per gallon! a clerk at one of the gas stations blamed it on a computer glitch... but the other gas stations followed... and the drivers loved it: (( taylor kline/ filled tank: "i just filled my gas tank up from dead empty for 26 cents. i told her to put ten on it and she only gave me five bucks and now i need to go get my change. that's too funny." )) ((kirsten joyce)) word of the low gas prices spread to social media... and after several hours, they were back to normal. in toledo, ohio... gas is about a $1.50. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten
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that if you introduce small amounts of an allergen over time... you're more than likely to build up an immunity to it. ((brian loftus)) but as collin lingo found out... some doctors do not want you to do this at home.. regardless if it works. for about 3 million americans, an image like this (show peanuts) might as well look like this (show hospital) but a study at duke university from 2009 shows support for a method that actually promotes contact with these deadly substances. the study shows that over time, children who consume small amounts of their allergens may eventually build a tolerance. dr. minh-thu le at cox medical's allergy center says she is frequently asked about the unusual treatment by patients who heard about it through some outside source. "dr. minh-thu le, cox: when you have somebody that is caring about their own health, and will be willing to research it, and want to know. we want to talk to our patients about that and give them good
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lot of misimformation out there, especially on the internet." but le says this method could be very dangerous if conducted at home. "dr. minh-thu le, cox: i would not do this at home on your own. peanut allergy can cause anaphylaxis and death and we wouldnt want that to happen to anyone's child." in fact le says her team at cox doesn't promote the method at all, due to a lack of information on the long term effects. "dr. minh-thu le, cox: the things that have been done about the landmark studies, like the 2009 one, they're not ready for primetime because we can't know what's going to happen to these kids in 10, 15, 20 years. what if we give them the peanut product, but now instead of having anaphylaxis, they're just having swelling in their esauphagus" in the meantime cox is sticking with traditional methods. "dr. minh-thu le, cox: right now the alternative is avoidance, and carrying an epi pen and getting the most education you can." ((brian loftus)) > that was collin lingo reporting. now, it's always a challenge to keep our bodies moving... especially when we decide to act
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> according to a study... poor physical fitness for someone middle aged... might be associated with a smaller brain. more than 15- hundred people at an average age of 40... took a treadmill test... and 20-years later, they took another one with m-r-i brain scans. the study found those who did not do well on the treadmill.. had smaller brains. a researcher says the brain shrinks as you get older... so they recommend you get as much exercise later in life. /// > we'll be right back......../// ((demetria obilor)) right back......../// ((demetria obilor))
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investigating a fatal crash near russell and decatur. in a few moments, i'll let you know what alternates you can take to get around it. ((brian loftus)) > plus -- metro police are remembering one of their own today. the i-team's george knapp shows us why sergeant mike ford was especially beloved by those he worked with. ((kirsten joyce)) > and expect gas prices to keep dropping! but it won't last forever... when we can see prices go back up. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten
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obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for waking up with us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. one person is dead following a crash... near russell and decatur. ((kirsten joyce)) demetria has been following it all this morning... demetria?

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