tv 8 News Now at 5 AM CBS February 23, 2016 5:00am-6:00am PST
this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. we start this morning with breaking news... a man was killed near nellis air force base just a few hours ago. ((brian loftus)) michael stevens is live at craig and las vegas boulevard with more. michael?
((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus)) > today is republican caucus day in caucus day in nevada...and we're your local election headquarters for the latest on the race! republicans will be heading to their caucus sites tonight to voice their opinion...in who becomes their nominee. ((kirsten joyce)) caucusing starts at five oclock this evening and runs to nine. if you need to find your caucus site, we have a link on our website, las vegas now dot com. ((brian loftus)) you must be a registered republican to join in. ahead of tonight's caucus... the g-o-p presidential hopefuls have been, and will be, pushing for your vote. this morning... marco rubio will be speaking at the silverton casino at eight oclock. doors open at seven. he was campaigning in northern nevada last night./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and donald trump held a rally last night at the south point. trump focused on immigration along with foreign policy and relations... saying it's time to end all of
making with the rest of the world. he also had to stop his speech three times to have people removed: ((donald trump/(r) presidential candidate "the guards are very gentle with him, he's walking out with big high fives, smiling, laughing, i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya.")) trump will fly to sparks for a noon rally today. then. he'll fly back to las vegas for a watch party at treasure island starting at 8 p.m/// ((kirsten joyce)) > ben carson will also be speaking today in the valley. this morning at ten... he'll be at sun city summerlin at the meadow shadows community center. last night... dr carson held a private town hall meeting with supporters at sun city anthem in henderson... he took questions...and commented on terrorism: (( dr. ben carson/ (r) presidential candidate: "we need to start preparing our people, because i guarantee you san bernardino is not the last of it. that's the beginning of it and we have to know how to fight back." )) carson has two other events today... at 5:45, he'll give a speech at coronado high school... that's followed by his caucus night party at the embassy suites convention center on paradise... from 8 to 11.///
> cruz will also be here... but not to campaign beforehand. organizers say he'll be holding a speech after the caucuses at eight oclock... he'll be at the bill and lillie heinrich ymca on meadows lane./// ((kirsten joyce)) > candidate john kasich is still in the race, but won't be stopping here. he's campaigning in georgia today. tonight...we'll have live reports from the camps of the frontrunners... our special caucus coverage starts at five. we'll also have special editions of "politcs now at 7:30 and 11 p- m./// ((brian loftus)) > bernie sanders and hillary clinton are pretty close when it comes to delegates so far. clinton won nevada... and with her totals from each state...she has 52 caucus and primary delegates. sanders has 51. but with the super delegates...clin ton's lead gets much bigger. super delegates are party leaders and members of congress who can support any candidate... when superdelegates are included, clinton has over 500 and sanders has 70. it takes over 23-hundred delegates to win the democratic nomination for president.///
> 8 news now is your local election headquarters for tonight's caucus and the entire 2016 campaign./// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < skies are clear and winds are somewhat breezy, but thankfully not as gusty as yesterday's 40- plus mph winds. they punched us in the face. there is litter all over our channel 8 parking lot and you'll likely have some clean-up to do today or when you can.
winds will still stay on the bumpy side today and it feels cooler outside.... with those north winds up to 20 mph right in some areas. .............. temps right now down in the 50s but the breezes feeling chillier than that. .................. winds will continue to blow out of the north- northeast through the day with good sunshine, but some high clouds are expected to show up from time to time and highs will be about ten degrees cooler.... in the 60s. > back to you. back to you.
((kirsten joyce)) > we're hearing from the friend of a young woman... found dead at the d-hotel over the weekend. 26 year-old kalli medina- brown of california was discovered dead in a laundry chute on sunday morning. investigators are not calling her death a homicide...but it is being called suspicious. meda-brown's best friend is speaking out: (( (( sierra roraback/medina- brown's best friend: "there has to be justice. in order to have closure on the situation and sleep a little better or something. we have to figure out who did this, we have to figure out what happened.)) friends say she was responsible and believe she was separated from the group she was here with in town. it still isn't known she ended up in the laundry chute. the d issued a statement saying they're saddened by the incident and cooperating with the investigation./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia.
looking this morning. < demetria obilor >starting with a crash on northbound las vegas boulevard at barbara lane, which is just north of saint rose parkway. crash in the northeast on gowan near pecos. use cheyenne or alexander as east/west alternates. no slow downs in the spaghetti bowl. < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > celine dion is returning to the colliseum tonight after her husband and brother died last month. the singer plans to celebrate her return to the stage... and also share a loving tribute
he passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. celine will be livestreaming the opening of her show... starting at 7:30 pm... on her website. we;ll post a link on ours...las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) > a 14 year old girl is fighting for her life... ((kirsten joyce)) after a deadly shooting in michigan. what the alleged gunman is telling authorities about the incident. ((brian loftus)) plus...h-o-v issues...you say drivers aren't using it right, so demetria's stepping into clarify the rules of the road, in "what's driving you crazy?" ((kirsten joyce)) and if you are keeping up with all the kardashian...an d kanye drama.... doctor phil is weighing in! how he explains kanye's behavior... and a first look at kanye and kim's new baby.
kim and kanye's baby boy is being shown to the world for the first time... yesterday...kim kardashian west posted a photo of her 3- month-old son, saint west. on her website, she said it was her dad's birthday... and she said there's nothing more in the world he would have wanted than to meet his grandchildren. she also posted a photo of her father, robert kardashian, on instagram with the caption, "happy birthday dad!/// ((demetria obilor)) > kanye west has been getting a lot of attention lately... for his recent rants on twitter. last night, james corden on the late late show asked a famous doctor his opinion... doctor phil: ((james corden: : whats' going on? dr. phil.: you can't be wrong that many times in a row, without working at it. you think he's just trying to cause up a stir? dr. phil: well, we're talking about it aren't we? corden: i'm certainly guilty of that, yes..)) doctor phil adds it's working, too.
we'll keep these bumpy north winds today... some places will be breezier than others today. and the air is so dry... so keep drinking water! ...... let's check your weather now wind speeds right now around the valley. nellis is really blowing and the winds along the river will be the highest consistently during the day.
temps are in the 40s and some 50s right now. it's going to be a cooler day. ............ a lake wind advisory in place until the evening with gusts to 45 or higher. that adivsory starts at 7 am but we're already clocked gust more than 25 mph... so it will likely be necessary by sunrise. ................... nice sunshine to start the day... and then some high clouds will .............. but we should have a ridge rebuild through the week to help get those temps right back up to weekend. ....... rain and snow in texas and on the lookout for tornadoes today in the deep south near the gulf. . warmer weekend ahead for us after a cooler day int he 60s. >
((brian loftus)) > this morning, a michigan mother is talking about her daughter's fight for life. the teen was critically injured.. in the shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan that left 6 people dead. police say jason dalton shot several victims over the weekend.. in between reportedly picking up passengers while working as an uber driver. 14- year- old abigail kopf is the lone survivor of one of the crime scenes.. authorities initially thought she died after being shot in the head.. her heart even stopped at one point: (( (vicki kopf/abigail kopf's mother :03) "she is alive, and she is fighting for her life" (vicki kopf ) "abigail is strong and was a vibrant, beautiful young lady who did not deserve this" )) ((brian loftus)) abigail was with her adoptive grandmother at the time of the shooting... and she was killed. the alleged gunman, dalton, now faces 16 charges.. including 6 for murder. prosecutors say he has admitted to the attacks, however, a
((kirsten joyce)) > today...the pentagon will submit a plan to congress...to finally close guantanamo bay prison in cuba. it would call for some detainees to be moved to other countries...whil e others would be sent to facilities in the u-s. this comes just days after the white house announced plans for president obama to visit cuba.//// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? < demetria obilor upgrades underway on convention center drive and paradise. the county is working to make the stretch more pedestrian- friendly. don't forget about the construction happening on wigwam, west of i-15. started yesterday and will continue through the end of may.
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good morning brian and kirsten! oil prices continue to climb... and that's sending stocks higher. yesterday the dow jumped 228 points. the nasdaq finished 66 points higher.// fit bit shares need to shape up! they plunged 15 percent in after hours trading... fit bit had a huge holiday season... selling more than 8 million activity trackers.... but investors are concerned the company can't continue its incredible growth pace as more companies roll out competiting activity trackers.// it's going to cost amazon customers more to get free shipping. they'll now have to spend 49 dollars -- up from 35 dollars. members of amazon's 99- dollar-a-year prime loyalty program will still get free two-day shipping on all orders. amazon shipping costs have outpaced its revenue.// q: and jill -- facebook wants to up its happy birthday game -- as it makes a bigger push into videos? what are they doing? a: facebook wants to bring your
> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor jeff says, " during the rush hour, i see hundreds of cars with two or more people in the regular lanes and single people in the hov lanes. if they can't use the lanes for what they were built for, then perhaps we need to convert them to express lanes, so traffic flows can improve" hov lanes are for vehicles carrying two or more passengers. when operated and managed at high level or service, ndot says hov lanes reduce peak- period travel time compared to regular lanes and can move substantially more commuters. hov lanes operate monday through friday, 6:00 a.m. to 10: a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. drivers can cross the solid white line at any time. motorcycles can use the hov lane too. right now, there are hov lanes on us 95 from ann road to the spaghetti bowl. project neon will create more. the express lanes on i-15 will be converted into one /hov lane, and one additional general
michael stevens is live with moreon the deadly shooting near nellis. ((kirsten joyce)) > it's caucus day for republicans in nevada... which candidates are leading this morning./// ((brian loftus)) > allergies are coming early this year! why they're coming now... and how you can curb your symptoms./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten
> we're your local election headquarters... and the republican caucus is held here tonight... gop front- runner donald trump is looking to secure a third win in a row...while rival ted cruz is fighting back against claims he's running a dirty campaign. don champion has the latest on the campaign. after winning primaries in south carolina and new hampshire...don ald trump is eyeing a big win in nevada tonight. (sot trump) you better get out tomorrow.
you gotta vote vote vote on the eve of the state's gop caucuses ...the republican front-runner did not hold back...slamming a protester... (sot trump) " i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you that." ...and bashing rival ted cruz for what he called dishonest campaign ads: (sot trump) this guy is sick there's something wrong with this guy (sot cruz) god bless the great state of nevada after finishing in third place behind marco rubio in south carolina, cruz is going into today's contest without his communications director. rick tyler was asked to resign monday for sharing a false news story on social media that suggested rubio dismissed the bible. (sot cruz) i have made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity speaking on a flight to vegas ...rubio called tyler the 'fall guy' for cruz's deceptive campaign. (sot rubio) "you feel bad for
who's executing a culture that exists in that campaign. silver state. both are vying to be the main alternative to trump...with super tuesday just a week away. don champion cbs news. ((brian loftus)) caucusing starts at five oclock this evening and runs to nine. if you need to find your caucus site, we have a link on our website, las vegas now dot com. you must be a registered republican to join./// ((kirsten joyce)) > on the democratic side... bernie sanders and hillary clinton will take part in a town hall event tonight in south carolina. the state's democratic primary will be held this weekend. clinton has an 18 point lead over sanders in south carolina. voters in 12 states go to the polls on super tuesday just days later./// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for tonight's caucus and the entire 2016 campaign. watch a special edition of politics now tongiht at 7:30... and your complete caucus coverage at 11./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a
brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk skies are clear and winds are somewhat breezy, but thankfully not as gusty as yesterday's 40- plus mph winds. they punched us in the face. there is litter all over our channel 8 parking lot and you'll likely have some clean-up to do today or when you can. ...................... winds will still stay on the bumpy side today and it feels cooler outside.... with those north winds up to 20 mph right in some areas. .............. temps right now down in the 50s
than that. .................. winds will continue to blow out of the north- northeast through the day with good sunshine, but some high clouds are expected to show up from time to time and highs will be about ten degrees cooler.... in the 60s. > < kirsten, brian... back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) > we're learning more about last week's shooting on friday near the strip...that left two women dead.
the weekend... investigators say it all stemmed from a fight in the parking garage of the miracle mile shops.. police say surveillance video shows tally following another car onto the strip.. before shots were heard. jennifer chicas and melissa mendoza.. are the 2 women shot to death. they were visiting from northern california. in an exclusive interview with 8 news now, talley's younger brother, deandre graham tells us the news came as a shock to his entire family. (( )) deandre graham/brother of omar talley: "it was one stupid night, one stupid night you know.")) butt to deandre graham/brother of omar talley: "he's not a violent person, he doesn't go out looking for trouble.")) omar talley told police he couldn't remember much from that night because he was drunk and smoked marijunua.. police tracked down talley in his girlfriend's car during a traffic stop. he now faces a number of charges from murder with a deadly weapon to attempted murder. /// ((brian loftus)) > a baby boy is hurt at an unlicensed daycare facility... but his parents say police immediately focused their
baby jonathan was taken to the last november. jessica and danny lopez say they knew a worker at an unlicensed daycare hurt him. they say detectives questioned them, their two other children were placed with their grandparents, and jessica and danny couldn't be with them month. turns out this is routine for an child abuse investigation like this one. ((dustin marcello/attorne y: it can create a really tense environment where the parent's cps is doing what they think is necessary. police detectives are involved.)) ((danny lopez/father: we felt so bad what was going on, plus that, on top of it, it was really hard.)) attorney dustin marcello says police need to question those closest to the child and child protective services can act fast to make sure children are not in danger. last week, north las vegas police arrested that daycare worker...alejan dra robles. they say she admitted she dropped jonathan because he kept crying./// brian loftus > let's get a check
kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < accident in the southwest on northbound durango over 215. accident on northbound las vegas boulevard, north of saint rose parkway. crane on the strip by the wynn. it's impacting the northbound side of traffic. > < > back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > getting your taxes done for free... ((kirsten joyce)) how you can take advantage of the service no matter what your income. ((brian loftus)) starbucks lovers...listen up. the changes coming to the
temperature is warming up... full swing... earlier than expected. many peopleeare suffering from watery eyes, stuffy nose, and even a dry cough. el nino is causing warmer temperatures... which is causing plants to bloom early. doctors says the pollen count is highest after 5 p.m. up to 10 a.m. the next morning.... and that pollen has more patients lining up for help. ((troy beertoli, md at dignity health medical group)) 27:32 " bacially, an allergy is your body over- reacting to whatever to whatever your allergy is." butt to "try to avoid it as much as you can and other than that you have
sherry swensk < ash, elm and juinper trees all blooming right now... and ornamental trees. skies are clear and winds are somewhat breezy, but thankfully not as gusty as yesterday's 40- plus mph winds. they punched us in the face. there is litter all over our channel 8 parking lot and you'll likely have some clean-up to do today or when you can. ...................... winds will still stay on the bumpy side today and it feels cooler outside.... with those north winds up to 20 mph right in some areas. .............. temps right now down in the 50s but the breezes feeling chillier than that. .................. winds will continue to blow out
the day with good sunshine, but some high clouds are expected to show up from time to time and highs will be about ten degrees cooler.... in the 60s. > back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the i-r-s tax deadline is fast approaching. ((kirsten joyce)) and this year ... you can get your taxes done for free ... no matter what your income ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen has the details. no one likes to talk about taxes ... but ... getting them done for free ... is definitely worth talking about. as you know this year ... 8 on your side has partnered with the financial guidance center located on jones boulevard to help people get out
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emergency fund already. second ... take a look at your paycheck .. and see if you can tweak your withholdings. getting a refund means you've loaned your money to the i-r-s for a whole year andgot nothing out of it. . it'd be better to take home more money each paycheck. if you need help figuring out how much you should be withholidng ... i'll have a nifty calculator to help you with that out on our website las vegas now dot com ... just go to the 8 on your side page. i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem you'd like michelle to look into... give her a call at 702-650-1907./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor shoulder blocked on the southbound i-15 exit to tropicana.
stars for every dollar spent...and customers will have to earn 125 stars for a reward./// ((brian loftus)) > today... demonstrators are expected to stage rallies at apple stores across the country...amid the company's ongoing encryption battle with the fbi. apple is refusing to comply with a court order to create a back door that would allow the fbi to access data from the i-phone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. the company's appeal is due by friday./// ((kirsten joyce)) > from high tech to low tech... forget the smart phones and tablets... a man is iowa is promoting family fun...with the flick of a finger. jenna rehnstrom has more. in a world where ipads and video games are many kids' prized posessions, jim braunschweig wanted something simplier for his family, and especially 5- year-old, brady, who loves soccer. jim says, "i google- searched soccer-type board games and there really wasn't anything out there. but i did come across a video somewhere of kids playing with nail and a quarter - some
'i could make that better' and i want to make it for my son." it was a hit with brady, and then family and friends started to get interested, too. jim says, "the idea for the business started when we found out the adults liked it just as much as the kids did." so was born the flickboard. the name, pretty much explains it all. jim says, "you alternate turns and try to get it across - oooh, i thought you were going to score! - across their goal." sound of saw buzzing before he knew it, jim, along with his dad, jerry, were making flickboards to sell. morningside college, jim's alma mater, gave the okay to use their mustang mascot, and with the help of the university of iowa's venture school program for entrepreneurs, jim was able to get the license to use the hawkeye logo. as sports fans and local game day hot spots start to pick-up on the idea, jim hopes the
will make them a favorite tailgating game and a lasting piece of sports memorablillia. jim says, "they're not just games, but they're actually also wall art, so when you're not playing the game, we hope that these things will find a lasting place in your home or business, hanging on the wall." not to mention the hours of family fun... no video games needed. ((kirsten joyce)) > that was jenna rehnstrom reporting. flickboards range in price from 85 to 99 dollars. you can find them online at flickboards.co m /// brian loftus > now let's send send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like
sherry swensk < skies are clear and winds are somewhat breezy, but thankfully not as gusty as yesterday's 40- plus mph winds. they punched us in the face. there is litter all over our channel 8 parking lot and you'll likely have some clean-up to do today or when you can. ...................... winds will still stay on the bumpy side today and it feels cooler outside.... with those north winds up to 20 mph right in some areas. .............. temps right now down in the 50s but the breezes feeling chillier than that. .................. winds will continue to blow out of the north- northeast through
some high clouds are expected to show up from time to time and highs will be about ten degrees cooler.... in the 60s. then warmer into the 70s rest of the wekk and eventually up to near 80 by the weekend. > < let's get a check of traffic./// > demetria obilor < work is underway in the northwest. crews are working to build the centennial bowl interchange, which will create new ramps connecting us 95 and 215. delays have arrived in the spaghetti bowl. no surprises there. > < >
((brian loftus)) > country superstars are calling las vegas home.. at least until their residency is over... ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 6:00... we sit down with the band.. and chat with them from everything about what they like to do here.. to how grateful they are for ((brian loftus)) > plus... hitting the end call button on robocalls.. 8 on your side's michelle mortensen looks into the major increase of the annoying phone calls here in the valley.///
talking about a deadly shooting across from nellis air force base > brian loftus > plus... gop candidates campaigning for republicans' votes... ahead of today's caucus.. where they'll be ... as voters make their way to the polls. kirsten joyce > and... rascal flatts going back to their roots! we sit down with the country superstars.. as their residency gets underway, to rave reviews./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kiiten
obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. loftus. we continue to follow breaking news this morning. a man was overnight killed near nellis air force base. ((kirsten joyce)) michael stevens is live at craig more. ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... metro police believe this whole thing started as an argument between two groups... who knew each other. police were called here to the "nellis suites" near craig and las vegas boulevard around 2-30 this morning. they say a group of people driving a black volkswagen jetta -- with gold rims pulled up to the parking lot of this hotel... and tried to get someone to come outside. when that person didn't come out... police believe the suspects started damaging a car in the parking lot. that's what got the victim to come outside... and shots were fired: