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kick in early. 8 news now reporter, tony smith is live at un-lv. program there. ((tony smith)) the wind is blowing the air around. and right now on the top of that building is one of six pollen
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data to help us potentially breathe better. for two-years - now -- the clark county school district and the university of nevada las vegas have been monitoring pollen and mold count in the air. simply put it collect air samples -- and researchers identify what is in the air and what kinds of trees or plants are blooming. (( "we have these in different parts of town and we are able to see, if you are living in north las vegas maybe there is a type of tree that is being planted over there and that is starting to cause a lots of allergies." )) now, las vegas is unique because - we are the only city in the united states that has more than one station set-up... in fact we have 6. now, if you want to track the pollen in your area. we've posted the link to the free pollen monitor information on lasvegas dot com under the
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((tony smith)) coming up, at five, we're hearing from seasonal allergies suffers and doctor -- they have some tips as this early allergy season gets into full swing. reporting live on un-lv campus -- tony smith 8 news now. tedd, i guess - we will have the pollen forecast up soon? ((denise valdez)) > and on social media our viewers are already feeling the allergy season symptons. michelle wrote "makes sense. i am dying a slow death with allergies." and aj wrote "it's worth it for the long spring we're having. but sinus rinse is my answer." and linda said "love the early spring ahchoo !" and remember you can join in the conversation on our facebook and twitter pages./// ((paul joncich)) > the state of nevada is once again in the political spotlight. donald trump is in town tonight... stumping on the final night before the republican caucus ((denise valdez)) he's holding a large rally inside the south point equestrian center at 7. patrick walker is live outside the arena with a preview of tonight's event. patrick?
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hundreds of angry supporters were turned away because the conference room wasn't big enough. tonight... they have an arena that can seat several thousand. some of the first supporters started filing in early this morning. we just checked in... and they are being allowed to sit in some of the empty meeting rooms before the lines start forming. the people we spoke with were excited to see donald trump... and didn't mind the all-day wait. i caught up with a u-n-l-v student who says he's seeing a lot of support on campus for trump. ((dylan seebert/unlv student: "there's a lot of students with great support, i wear this shirt around campus, i talk to people all the time, i just wore it around campus today, people say 'nice shirt,' they stop and have a conversation with you, they just want to talk.")) ((patrick walker)) the latest poll... a gravis marketing poll... has trump with a 16 point lead over ted cruz as of last week. a c-n-n poll during the same time shows a 26-point lead for trump...
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in that one. ((patrick walker)) so what does that mean? trump's expecting a victory here tomorrow. polls can be wrong... but it looks like the battle will be between cruz and trump for second place. denise... ((denise valdez)) what is trump's schedule looking like over the next 24 hours? ((patrick walker)) denise... he's scheduled to be in sparks tomorrow for a rally at noon. he'll be back tomorrow night at treasure island for a caucus results party. /// ((paul joncich)) > and off the heels of the nevada caucus, democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton are setting their sights on south carolina. their primary is this saturday.
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sanders with 53 percent of the vote here in nevada./// ((paul joncich)) > we will continue our local caucus coverage tuesday night for the republican caucus. we will have reporters at all the front- runners camps.. and the counting headquarters... starting with the kick-off of the caucus in our 5 p-m newscast. and stay tuned for special editions of politics now at 7:30 and 11 o'clock as the results start coming in./// ((denise valdez)) > remember.. 8 news now is your local elections headquarters. we have all the results and everything you need to know about the races.. on air.. and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) > an arrest is made in the deadly shooting on the las vegas strip. ((denise valdez)) when the suspect is expected in court... and the one piece of evidence police are still searching for. ((paul joncich)) and a homicide investigation in downtown las vegas. where inside "the d" the body
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news now at 4 with denise valdez and paul joncich. the news of southern nevada is now. ((paul joncich)) > the man
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shooting is expected to go before a judge this week. police arrested 30-year-old omar talley over the weekend. he's facing numerous charges, including 2 counts of murder. 2 people died.. 1 person was hurt early friday morning...in the shooting outside the cosmopolitan. police say it started with an argument in the miracle mile shop's parking garage... and spilled over to the valet area at the cosmo. investigators are still looking for a dark gray 2015 camry.. seen driving in surveillance video. it has california plates. if you have any information, please call crimestoppers./// ((paul joncich)) >metro police are investigating a woman's death in a downtown hotel. the body of kalli median- brown of citrus heights california was found in a laundry chute at the d casino downtown this weekend. police confirm this is a suspicious death investigation... it's unclear how she died, but we will or course be following up. ./// ((denise valdez)) > new developments today in the escalating battle between apple and the fbi over privacy and
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the government wants apple's help to decrypt the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters who killed 14 people... and a judge has ordered the tech giant to comply. in a statement apple said they have no sympathy for the terrorist but at stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people. apple picked up support today from former cia and nsa director michael hayden, who spoke on cbs this morning. (((michael hayden/former cia & nsa director) "i think apple is right in terms of opposing universal back doors." )) ((denise valdez)) > the battle could soon move from a courtroom to capitol hill. both apple's ceo and the fbi director have been invited to testify before lawmakers. in a blog the fbi director promised the bureau does not want to "break anyone's encryption" or, quote, "set a master key loose on the land." he also added some concerns are overblown, writing, "stop saying the world is ending."/// ((paul joncich)) > an uber driver goes on a shooting spree. ((denise valdez)) we get to know his victims... and why police are looking ito
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fares in between shootings./// announcer: now nevada's first
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weekend was arraigned in kalamazoo michigan. police say he confessed to at least part of the attacks. kenneth craig was in the court house and has details. >45 year old jason dalton appeared by video link at the county court house where he is facing six counts of murder. (judge)you understand the charges against you? yes sir police say the uber driver went on a deadly rampage in kalamazoo michigan saturday night. randomly killing six and seriously injuring two others in three separate attacks. investigators say he began his shooting spree at an apartment complex where he shot a woman multilpe times. tammy george came outside when she heard the gunshots. (tammy george/neighbor) she was talking, curled up in a ball asking about her kids police say dalton admitted he gunned down a man and his 17 year old son at a car dealership several hours later and then killed four more women outside a cracker barrel restaurant. (kenneth craig/cbs news,
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preferred to remain silent when the judge asked him if he had anything to say, then the judge denied bail. police recovered the gun used in the killings in dalton's car. investigators are looking into whether he continued driving passengers between the shootings. uber says dalton, a father of two, passed a background check and had no prior criminal history. kenneth craig, cbs news, kalamazoo michigan. > ((denise valdez)) uber says it is cooperating with the investigation. an uber passenger says he called police more than an hour before the shootings began to report an erratic driver./// ((paul joncich)) > some of the victims families from the sandy hook elementary school shooting are suing the maker of the rifle used in the attack. today attorneys for riflemaker bushmaster argued before a connecticut judge that the company is not at fault for the december 2012 massacre at the sandy hook elementary school. they want the case thrown out because of a federal law protecting gun makers from lawsuits. but the plaintiffs say the law
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the assault rifle used in the attack, which they said is a dangerous battlefield weapon marketed as manhood. (( "this is telling people they're not a man unless they have one of these weapons. by doing that they are not misleading anybody, but they are making that knowledge, that likelihood of result more likely.")) ((paul joncich)) families of the victims were also in the courtroom, and said this lawsuit is about accountability. the families are seeking unspecified monetary damages./// ((denise valdez)) > tomorrow you have a chance to get your pet needs to be spayed or neutered free of charge. the animal foundation is offering the services in honor of world spay day. they will spay or neuter more than 400 dogs or cats. to make a required appointment -- head to our website at las vegas now dot com./// toss to weather
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clear but the winds the big issue today with gusts up to 40 in some locales earlier today. temps stay warm and above average gusts down a little but still expected to be a slightly breezy tonight. cooler than yesterday at this time. ............ low 70's this afternoon and still above average again through many parts of the region and chilly up in kyle canyon. cooler for the northwest sections of the valley and foothills but still mild. warmer to the eastside where we're lower in elevation and in henderson. ............................... ......... regional temps staying warm for mesquite and down the colorado river. expecially warm for laughlin and death valley. cooler up in the central and northern part of the state today. chilly up in ely this afternoon. ............................... ........... we of course have wind advisories. one for the lake until 6 then we have a wind advisory for tomorrow for the lake mead and the colorado river valley. which begins adn 6 am until 4 pm tomorrow.
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............ here's what to expect. p.m. gusts between 25 to 30. then easing off by early evening. tuesday breezy again for the valley. windy at the lake and colorado river. hence the wind advisory. cooling down to the mid to high 6o's by tomorrow and wednesday. ............................... ......... clear skies right now. system to the east close enough to bring those winds but it will generate severe weather for the southern plains and deep south for the next few days. we'll cool off to the 60's but then high pressure off to the west will again anchor in and
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before more wind this weekend. ............................... .............' tonight the low will be 46 breezy at times. with winds between 5 to 20 and near average. tomorrow only 64 breezy and cooler and that's near average for temps. ............................... .............. neighborhood by neighborhood in the mid 60's through the valley and high 60's for the east side of town. ............................... ........... temps late weekend an dmore breezy by the weekend with some higher clouds. 70's again early next week with dry weather expected for at possibly
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bottleneck causes delays and many drivers are calling it unsafe... demetria obilor breaks down the solution, and explains why it could take awhile before things (( )) "the northbound 215 exit to charleston is a disaster! there's almost an accident there every day. you come off the beltway, headed for the right lane, but people in the left lane of the side road plow you over!!! " i've heard from dozens of you about the situation on charleston/215 - it's bad. drivers exiting northbound 215 at charleston have to compete with northbound traffic on hughes park drive. summerlin/howard hughes will construct the improvements in cooperation with the county, city and ndot. the project will add intersection capacity by adding an extra right- turn lane and another left-turn lane. this should reduce the number of lane changes for drivers. here's the problem. the project has no start date. nothing has been set in stone.
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timing will coincide with the second phase of development at downtown summerlin - no date for that either. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. /// > ((denise valdez)) > an 106 year old is proving she can still boogie! ((paul joncich)) how social media helped her snag a dance with the president of the united
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old has proven you're never too old to cut a little rug...especially when you're showing off your moves for a very special new friend. ((denise valdez)) plus you're sure to put a smile on your face after you see a panda's reaction to snow. jeremy roth has that and more in take a look at this! >"virginia mclaurin -- hi!!!!"
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mclaurin was excited to meet president obama and the first lady is an understatement. she's dancin...come on! what's the secret to still dancing at 106 so excited in fact -- that she boogied down with the first couple sunday. mclaurin began a social media campaign in 20-14 to meet the commander in chief - talking about her excitement that a person of color had been elected to the white house. check out this cute panda spilling down a slope of soft snow. the toronto zoo posted this video of giant panda da mao taking an adorable tumble last week the zoo says he woke up and saw the snow and just couldn't help himself. speaking of snow -- or rather snow- mobiles.... folks in greenville, wisconsin have come up with a new winter sport. what you're looking at is snowmobile softball -- and over the weekend players held a tournament. as you can imagine there are some rules specific to the
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snowmobiles turned off...and the hitter's snowmobile can't fire up until the ball is hit. the tournament organizer says it's been a great way to get rid of winter cabin fever. for take a look at this..i'm jeremy roth. < ((denise valdez)) > a local air force mechanic will put herself to the test in steve austin's broken skull challenge. miki mullen who also competes in crossfit will appear in sunday's episode on c-m-t. each week, steve austin brings eight elite athletes to his broken skull ranch to test their strength. contestants go head-to-head until the last person standing earns the right to take on the america.... the 'skullbuster,'.... for a chance to win $10,000. miki says if she wins she will put the money towards her flight school tuition./// more police. ((denise valdez)) ((denise valdez)) how tourists could foot the bill to put more officers in high
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strip... and fremont street.///
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at 4" ((paul joncich)) > sheriff joe lombardo is talking about hiring more police officers to
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strip and fremont street. ((denise valdez)) 8 news now reporter karen castro is live in our newsroom... with a closer look at the plans in the works. karen? ((karen castro)) sheriff joe lombardo tells me this has been in the works for many months now. he says there is a dire need for more police officers along the strip and fremont for a number of reasons: visitation numbers are growing, the convention space is expanding, and the recent violence including a deadly shooting near the strip last week. under the sheriff's proposal... 67 officers would be hired for the strip and seven for fremont. plus, an additional 10 supervisors to manage the "support center" that overlooks both locations. it would cost an estimated 10-point-8 million dollars annually to get more boots on the ground on las vegas boulevard... and about one-million for fremont street. sheriff lombardo would not comment on how his proposal would be funded but he presented it the "southern nevada tourism and infrastucture committee," which was formed by governor
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tourism improvement projects. clark county commissioner steve sisolak, is part of the committe and this is what he told us. ((steve sisolak - clark county commissioner: revenue stream for las vegas boulevard and potentially fremont street would be coming from the room tax all of, when people rent rooms, you know, they pay a room tax. that money is funneled through. it goes to the convention visitors authority. the sheriff and i both feel that a portion of that money should be allocated to public safety.)) ((karen castro)) commissioner sisolak says the proposal to pay for more cops through a room tax would have to be approved by the state. ideally, he wants the governor to call a special session. if not, it will have to wait until legislators meet next year. ((karen castro)) sheriff lombardo says the police department's funding does not take into account the tourism population. however, he says about 18- to-20 percent of their calls for service come from the strip and fremont. ((paul joncich)) and karen, this new proposal is completely seperate from the "more cops tax"? ((karen castro)) yes, it's
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clark county approved the so-called "more cops tax" last september to hire an additional 133 police officers through sales tax revenue. ((denise valdez)) > a 59-year-old man is dead.. after he was hit by an off- road vehicle. police say the man was on a bicycle sunday morning on saint rose parkway near i- 15 -- when he was hit an illegal off-road vehicle. he died on the scene. n-h-p says the off road driver was hurt and taken to the hospital with non-life threatning injuries. he's being investigated for driving under the influence./// ((denise valdez)) > another man was seriously hurt after he was hit by a car while jaywalking. it happened near charleston and maryland parkway. police say the driver took off, but was later pulled over. investigators believe he was driving under the influence. the pedestrian is in serious condition./// ((paul joncich)) > bill cosby's wife is being questioned today in massachusetts. .. for a lawsuit connected to his sexual assault case. camille cosby will be deposed,
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to stop it. (def-uh-mation) . they claim he portrayed them as liars after they publicly accused him of sexual assault. they're among 50 women who have come forward. cosby denies any wrongdoing. he faces separate criminal sexual assault charges in pennsylvania./// ((paul joncich)) > and jury selection begins today in the erin andrews trial. the sportscaster filed a 75 million dollar lawsuit against the franchise owner and manager of the marriot at vanderbuilt university... as well as a man who admitted to making secret nude recordings of her. michael david barrett pleaded guilty to federal charges he rented hotel rooms next to andrews in 3 cities, altered peepholes and shot video of her. andrews claims someone at the nashville hotel told barrett where she was staying, and allowed him to stay in the room next to hers./// ((denise valdez)) > here's something for x-file fans. apollo ten astronauts reported hearing something strange on the 19-69 mission to orbit the moon.
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ten mission reveal an eerie experience on the dark side of the moon. nearly fifty years after the mission the audio captures when astronauts reported hearing space music. (((nats) "the music sounds outer spacey doesn't it?" (nats) "you hear that? that whistling sound? wooooo." )) ((denise valdez)) nasa technicians believe the noise came from interference between radios in two separate parts of the spacecraft. nasa's apollo program included, in all, twelve manned missions that were launched between the late 60s and early 70s./// ((paul joncich)) > people in mumbai, india have a huge mess on their hands ((denise valdez)) and the growing problem of excess garbage is even getting attention in outer space! how city leaders are taking action on what's being called a national embarrassment./ / < ((tedd florendo)) >we're tracking those winds that were up to 40 in some spots. >we have an update to your
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and it's not one that sprung up overnight. ((denise valdez)) it's one that's been piling up over a period of decades -- and seems to fly in the face of the new, to build. c-n-n's mallika kapur explains. >always busy , always bustling. mumbai is a city on the move. home to factories. industry. 21 million people. and a lot of rubbish. it generates 10- thousand metric tonnes of waste a day. problem is - there's no real way to get rid of it. much of it ends up here. at the deonar dumping ground on the edge of the city. (mallika kapur, mumbai) "there is so much garbage over here, it smells really bad and to be honest it's quite hard to breathe. and if you look at this hill behind me, this isn't actually a hill. it's 90 years of accumulated garbage." from ground level . it's as high as a ten story building. (rishi aggrawal, environmental
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all lush green mangroves..." (mallika kapur, mumbai) "this area was once green?" (rishi aggrawal, environmental activist) "absolutely, absolutely." now, activists say it's a national embarrasment. and a hazardous. part of the dump recently caught fire - a fire so big, with so much smoke, it was visible from space. (shahbeer, slum dweller) "you see the sun today, this man asks me. he lives across the dumping ground. that day you couldn't see it. it was all black." (mallika kapur, mumbai) "why does this area catch fire so often?" (rishi aggrawal, environmental activist) "this is mixed waste, you see a lot of plastic. once it has baked in the sun it has completely dried, then it becomes ripe for fire to start." he says deonar should have been shut years ago. we asked the head of the local
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the dumping ground are... she said they have ramped up a city-wide cleanliness campign and started diverting some of the waste to another area, but the ultimate goal: (pallavi darade, additional municipal cover the dump. or to remove it. or to bio mine it. for that, we are in the process of finalizing tenders and the people with whom we will be working." she admits that could take a while. as india continues to project itself as a growing super power.. dumps like these are eye sores that, critics say, contradict its ambitious message. mallika kapur. cnn, mumbai./// ((paul joncich)) > the heat is on for the makers of the popular hoverboards. ((denise valdez)) after being blamed for dozens of housefires. what the consumer safety commission is asking manufactures to do to protect consumers.///
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at 4. ((paul joncich)) > every year tens of thousands of americans die from infections they pick up at hospitals. ((denise valdez)) cbs correspondent hena daniels shows us how you can protect yourself and your loved ones -- during your next hospital visit. >heather brighton had a knee replacement in 2013. two days later she knew something was terribly wrong. (heather brighton/patient ) i started having bouts and attacks of diarrhea. i was in the bathroom every two minutes she picked up a life-threatening infection called "c-diff" while recovering in the hospital. (heather brighton/patient) youre not eating, youre dehydrated and losing tremendous amount of weight it's estimated 1 in 25
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from the hospital. and tens of thousands die every year from those infections. walk and talk betsy mccaughey founded the commitee to reduce infection deaths. she says patients need to be pro-active and protect themselves. most importantly make sure visitors and doctors wash their hands before coming near you. (betsy mccaughey, phd/committee to reduce infection deaths ) its hard to do, people are intimidated by those white coats and nurses uniforms but you can be saving your life by asking them to do that also doctors should wipe their stethescopes in between patients. bring a canister of bleach wipes research shows wiping down surfaces around the hospital bed can reduce some infections by as much as 80 percent. (walk and talk) when you walk in wipe the high touch surfaces. by that i mean the bed rails///cut to (cover) // the over the bed table, the call button, the television clicker other steps patients can take: choose a hospital and surgeon with low infection rates and days before surgery, bathe with chlorhexidine soap, which can
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be carrying on your skin brighton calls her experience a big wakeup call. (heather brighton/patient) i think hospitals try to make an effort to be as sterile as possible.. but i think more needs to be done. she says patients need to be their own best advocates . hena daniels for cbs news./// ((denise valdez)) each year more than half a million people get c-diff infections. patients on antibiotics are usually susceptible to c-diff because antibiotics kill off intestinal bacteria./// toss to weather < tedd florendo beautiful and clear but the winds the big issue today with gusts up to 40 in some locales earlier today. temps stay warm and above
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still expected to be a slightly breezy tonight. cooler than yesterday at this time. ............................... ............ low 70's this afternoon and still above average again through many parts of the region and chilly up in kyle canyon. cooler for the northwest sections of the valley and foothills but still mild. warmer to the eastside where we're lower in elevation and in henderson. ............................... ......... regional temps staying warm for mesquite and down the colorado river. expecially warm for laughlin and death valley. cooler up in the central and today. chilly up in ely this afternoon. ............................... we of course have wind advisories. one for the lake until 6 then we have a wind advisory for tomorrow for the lake mead and the colorado river valley. which begins adn 6 am until 4 pm tomorrow. ............................... ............ here's what to expect. p.m. gusts between 25 to 30. then easing off by early evening. tuesday breezy again for the valley. windy at the lake and colorado river. hence the wind advisory. cooling down to the mid to high 6o's by tomorrow and wednesday. ............................... ......... clear skies right now. system to the east close enough to bring those winds but it will generate severe weather for the southern plains and deep south for the next few days.
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then high pressure off to the west will again anchor in and bring warmer temps late week. before more wind this weekend. ............................... .............' tonight the low will be 46 breezy at times. with winds between 5 to 20 and near average. tomorrow only 64 breezy and cooler and that's near average for temps. .............. neighborhood by neighborhood in the mid 60's through the valley and high 60's for the east side of town. ............................... ........... extended forecast shows warmer temps late weekend an dmore breezy by the weekend with some higher clouds.
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dry weather expected for at least until late next week possibly the hoverboard or self balancing scooter was a popular holiday gift last year. ((denise valdez)) but the consumer product safety commission says the toy is responsible for more than 50 reported fires since december. the group has issued newly updated, voluntary safety standards to manufacturers, retailers and importers.
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comply pose an unreasonable risk of fire to consumers " who " risk serious injury or death if burn." (((sean kean / "the safety institute" founder & president) "this is really a shot across the bow from the consumer product safety commission saying that, if you are bringing product in, and you're not meeting these standards, we're going to consider them defective." )) ((paul joncich)) > the fires appear to stem from excess heat... batteries. one manufacturer -- swagway say its products have always met international safety standards, using industry- approved materials./// ((paul joncich)) > allowing a person to die with dignity. ((denise valdez)) that's what proponents of the latest "right to die" campaign are hoping for... and which western state could be the next to allow a prescription for death. ((paul joncich)) a local prep school... in danger of closing. coming up at 5... why city leaders aren't stepping in to help... as parents grow more concerned over where their children will end up.///
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> the right to receive aid in dying is currently legal in 5 states, and some lawmakers are trying to make colorado the 6th. ((denise valdez)) the "end of life options act" has been re- introduced to colorado law makers, who will decide the fate of it, next week. chelsea helms brings us a
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>watching her best friend and husband of over 30 years die from cancer was the hardest thing carols stork has ever had to do "my whole life completely crumbled before me, it was just absolutely crushing to both of us." albert stork was diagnosed with gleo-blastoma multiform cancer, at the end of april 2014, and he was only given 3 to 4 months to live,but he fought for 8 "our main concern was to make sure that albert had absolute quality of life as best he could for a long as he could" however alberts quality of life had significantly changed as he was bed ridden had to have a catheter and had to be spoon fed "so i just watched his body deteriorate and get thinner and when it came to his deaththe dignity was gone" having to go from being alberts wife to his nurse took a toll on carol, encouraging her to become an advocate on behalf of the end of
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" when albert was not sick we talked about what would we do if we did get sck and the last thing we wanted was to be in terrible pain or to have the other do a long term care system, we didn't want that for each other. knowing what i know now and seeing how he died, i wouldn't want somebody else to have to go through that according to compassion and choices, currently 5 states offer aid in dying with vermont being the first state to authorize assisted death back in 2013. now many states are campaigning on behalf of the act, that allows mentally competent terminally ill adults the ability to request a prescription that would end thir life "the bill is written such that doctor needs to get a second opinion, from another doctor to help ensure that the patient really does have a terminal condition, and to help make sure that everybody is on the same page" recently the initiative to give terminally
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dying, was presented to law makers, and on february 4th of this year,members of the house judiciary committee voted six to five, favoring the bill, moving the legislation to the house floor "what i'm really happy about is that is that it actually passed the committee which is a really great step" while some, like carol feel that the option for aid in dyin should be in the hands of the patient, others feel that a higher power should be the decision maker "you know you hear often tragedies, families that are suffering, fmaily members suffering, something i feel that is bettween them and god " congressman tipton also says that he believes the bill should never be federally recognized "i wouldn't like to see the federal government actually playing a role in, if our states want to be able to take this issue up, they are certainly welcome to " regardless of who makes the decision, carol believes that the only way a right decision can be made, is if the decision maker has expirienced a tramatic
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witnessed that, or witnesses somebody in pain, or crying, to exit this life, you don't understand." reporting in mesa county im chelsea helms ./// ((denise valdez)) > because the bill has passed the judiciary committee, it will be presented to the house floor next week, and if it passes, it will cross over to the senate. /// paul joncich > that's all for us at 4. denise valdez 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and
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women near the strip... open up about his arrest. (( he's not a violent person, he doesn't go out looking for trouble )) ((paula francis)) 8 news now talks exculsively with the suspects brother... and the victim's family about how they are coping with the tragedy. ((dave courvoisier)) republican presidential candidates... making their way to las vegas. the shots some frontrunners are taking at others... in hopes of rallying added
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((paula francis)) concerned parents... speaking out. why they are worried their children may not have a school to attend next year. < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((paula francis)) > thanks for joining us... i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. the man arrested for the shooting near the las vegas strip that left 2 women dead and 1 man injured is expected in court tomorrow morning... this as 8 news now has spoken exclusively with the brother of the suspect omar talley. we are also hearing for the first time from the family of one of the women who was killed. ((paula francis)) patranya bhoolsuwan is tracking down what happened that night. she is in live in the newsroom with this newest information. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) here in my hand is the arrest report we just received from metro police on what led to this deadly shooting on friday and how police were able to track down the suspect, omar talley. this as we talked to families of both the suspect and one of the victims... the interviews you will only see on 8 news now: < ((deandre graham/brother of

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