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from the republican caucus... and what the candidates had to say following the results. ((kirsten joyce)) > police are trying to piece together a family's death in arizona. what the shooter did.. leading up to setting the family's house on fire. ((brian loftus)) > and parents are going back to school. what they're studying in the classroom... that will help them understand their child's homework. /// < 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. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. donald trump pulled off a big victory here last night.. followed by marco rubio and ted cruz... taking second and third. ((brian loftus)) this is trump's third win... stemming from his other victories in iowa and south carolina. now here's a breakdown of the final numbers from across the state. donald trump received over 34-thousand votes... with 46%. marco rubio came in second... with over 17- thousand votes...
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and ted cruz placed third... at 22% with 16- thousand votes. ben carson had 5% with 3- thousand votes... and john kasish at 4% with over 2- thousand votes. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > after hearing the results... trump held his campaign party at treasure island. much of his support were from voters... who are dissatisified with the government... saying political correctness is destroying the country... and that trump is there for the people. now trump's eye is on super tuesday: (( donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate: "we will be celebrating for a long time tonight, have a good time. have a good time. you know, we weren't expected a few months ago to win this one, you know that right? we weren't. of course if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning, the country, and soon the country is going to start winning winning winning." )) ((kirsten joyce))
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earning the majority of the delegates... bringing him closer to clinch the g-o-p nomination. /// ((brian loftus)) > as for the two candidates trailing behind trump... ted cruz and marco rubio were battling for second place. cruz spoke to his supporters about trump... saying he needs to get his act together when making a decision: (( ted cruz/(r) presidential candidate: "i frankly don't care what position donald decides to support today or tomorrow or the next day. they change every day. i don't care what they are but pick one and defend it and don't pretend whenever suddenly point out what you said 'oh never mind." )) ((brian loftus)) for marco rubio, his campaign team is calling their win a success. many have called the close race between him and cruz.. the fight for anti-trump votes. rubio's team says it's not much that vote... but a pro-american vote: ((lt. gov. mark hutchison/marco rubio nv campaign chairman: "the great thing to happen tonight is that nevada is now being very clear that the voters have two choices donald trump and marco rubio and i think we out to let them go head to head and let the other candidates recognize that and let the other republican voters
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to be." )) told his supporters... he's not planning on his presidential bid anytime soon... even after finishing 4th in the caucus. he spoke to a small group of supporters shortly after donald trump was declared the winner. carson thanked everyone who supported him. he told the crowd his entire life he has faced situations that seem impossible: ((ben carson - (r) presidential candidate: they say it's all done, it's all over we might as well go home and do the coronation now. but you know what, i believe that they're wrong. what will eventually happen, and i don't think we're too far away from it, is that the people, we the people will actually want to hear real solutions.)) ((kirsten joyce)) carson told his supporters he saw a lot of enthusiasm... as he visited different polling sites in the valley. /// ((kirsten joyce)) remember, 8 news now is your local election headquarters. stay with us throughout the campaign season... both on air and online...
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let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk ((sherry swensk))
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along i-15 north. it appears to be blocking the exit to northbound 95 and mlk. taking another camera view. not causing major delays, but traffic is forced to continue along and take an alternate. you can get off at charleston and either take mlk or rancho to northbound 95. > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the c-d-c has confirmed over a dozen cases... of the zika virus. ((brian loftus)) what researchers are now looking into... to combat the disease from spreading.
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five were shot and killed in phoenix, arizona... before their home was set on fire. police have not yet specified the relationships of those involved... but did say the shooter was the brother or son of the victims. firefighters say someone was shooting at them from the second story.. as they were trying to rescue people inside. an officer was the only other person hurt. the shooter in this situation was also pronounced dead. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > today, the suspect involved in the deadly strip shooting.. that killed two women...
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omar talley is facing a number of charges. the shooting happened last week near the cosmopolitan... after investigators say this started from a fight in the miracle mile shops parking garage. police say surveillance video shows talley following another car onto the strip... before shots were heard. jennifer chicas and melissa mendoza were killed. the girls were visiting from northern california. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police are also investigating another shooting... near desert inn and polaris.. in the parking lot of a business complex. from a gunshot wound. later died. police have not released a suspect description. no arrests have been made. /// ((brian loftus)) > u-s officials are investigating more than a dozen new reports... the zika virus. cases. they encourage americans to follow guidelines to prevent the disease from spreading. the virus remains in the blood for about a week... but remains in bodily fluid for much longer: (( dr. jennifer mcquiston/deputy
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response: "mosquito borne transmission is really the most common way the virus spreads but with these new suspected cases we are investigating we are becoming more aware that sexual transmission may happen more thought." )) ((brian loftus)) right now, the c-d-c is researching to find out... how long pregnant couples need to have protected sex.. before the virus goes away. /// ((brian loftus)) > a las vegas couple is doing more than just helping the homeless. ((kirsten joyce)) the friendships they have created over the years... to help put them in a better place... in this week's acts of kindness.
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dozen bald eagles were found dead on a farm in maryland... and it's prompting a federal and state investigation. state officials are offering a 10-thousand dollar reward for more information. thirteen bald eagles were found dead on saturday. state officials believe the birds were poisoned... but they don't know if it was intentional or an accident: (( glenn therres, former maryland bald eagle biologist) "it's the largest number of dead birds found in one location on a single day that i know of.")) ((brian loftus)) > a u-s fish and wildlife lab in oregon is trying to find out how they died. the bald eagle was once on the federal and state endangered species lists... but it is still protected under federal law. /// ((sherry swensk)) > el nino may not be giving us as much rain as we had hoped... but it's not just affecting us... it's also affecting the animals. the weather pattern has caused jellyfish to bloom at random times this winter... and usually they come out all at
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fire officials say rattlesnakes are also coming out of hibernation. with the forecast looking to stay dry and warm... they're starting to pay attention to any rattlesnakes in the outlining areas. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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in pensacola, fl --- tornadoes forming --- 20 million at risk for storms toay
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((kirsten joyce)) > a las vegas couple is reaching out to our area homeless, with a lot more than just warm cooked meals... meet this week's acts of kindness recipients. this was probably 15 years ago.. ((kirsten joyce)) gary and ginny davis davis are no strangers to the las vegas community.. they've been recognized over the years.. for what they do for others... the homeless, specifically ... veterans, living on the streets. . steve lewis/nominated recipients ... they don't see them as invisible... who they want to help get back into the real world..and its so beautiful and touching... gary davis started back in alton ilinois, where we were from.. ((kirsten joyce)) when they moved to las vegas 25 years ago.. they soon saw the need was greater here. gary davis first we got some businesses, then got with police people here.. ((kirsten joyce)) the duo head down to d street ... tropicana... and the underpasses.. with plenty of food.. they cook it all up the night before... and set everything up.. a way to reach out and establish friendships... ginny davis
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first meeting we had, 250 people show up there... and that was 13 years ago.. once they establish friendships, they work on the next step... ginny davis i help them get a birth certificate, becausif they don't have an idea they're lost.. really lost.. sometimes it will take a month or two.. or even longer. despite the challenges... some will never get off the street.. this pair will never give up trying . ((kirsten joyce)) money presentation : you've been nominated by steve... 800 dollar check... my homeless could use that.. :26 wow. ((kirsten joyce)) the couple also offers their address... so the homeless have a place to have their documentations sent to. > now if you would like to nominate someone.. go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner.. and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. ///
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back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > sometimes parents don't know the answer or how to help their child... when it comes to their homework. ((kirsten joyce)) what schools across the country are offering to parents... so they can be up- to-speed with their child. ///
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((kirsten joyce)) > some parents are heading back to school... so they can help with their child's homework. ((brian loftus)) as jamie yuccas reports.. even parents of kindergartners need a refresher! >class starting these moms and
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reading skills at parent university. q to child: do you teach mom? yes, sometimes joanne saraceni is back in class with her kindergartener, nicole. (joanne saraceni/parent) we now get the understanding of how they're being taught so we can help them better and not get frustrated school districts across the country offer the classes for free. teachers say they're very popular. this one on long island had more than 60 parents eager to participate. (jason mangels/parent) did you ever think you'd have to go back to school to help your kids with school? no. i finished my masters degree 5 years ago and i figured that was it (bridge: jamie yuccas/north bellmore, n.y.) it's not just learning how to use the technology, the way reading and math is taught can be so different for parents, they need a refresher. what do they call the things with the circles? daughter: the bonds.. the bonds. this school started the classes to help parents learn more about the common core curriculum, which sets national standards for english and math. but now they touch on a variety
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north bellmore school district) we're trying to reach out to parents to say the standard way that we learned is no longer that way. so we need to bring you in with us, bring you into the fold and help you so that you're successful at home in supporting your child that's why parents are prepared to continue their education. (jason mangels/parent) if they're moving at the pace they're moving now in kindergarten i can only imagine what it's going to be like by second, third, fourth grade! as their children are meeting the challenge, these parents are determined to as well. jamie yuccas, cbs news, north bellmore, new york./// ((brian loftus)) > experts say the biggest differences in teaching is the technology... and how students learn visually. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > american chocolate maker 'mars' has announced a recall in 55 countries. the recall includes millions of mars, snickers and milky way chocolate bars.. produced in the netherlands. the company says mars, snickers and milky way bars.. with the "best before" dates between june and october 2016.. should not be eaten. celebration and variety candy packs are also being recalled. ///
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this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > (("we will be celebrating for a long time tonight, have a good time. have a good time. you know, we weren't expected a few months ago to win this one, you know that right?)) ((kirsten joyce)) > donald trump clinched his third win after last night's republican caucus... with a 46% win in the state of nevada. good morning, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. trump received well over 34-

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