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as the clock ticks for them to make a decision on the government's appeal. > plus... everyone can't stop staring at this kitten's face! why the animal shelter says... this cool cat could become the next celebrity. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((brian loftus)) > thanks for loftus. kirsten joyce. 8 news now is your local election headquarters. hillary clinton received an endorsement.. from senator minority leader harry reid. ((brian loftus)) he says he's standing behind hillary clinton in her run for the white house. reid participated in saturday's democratic caucus, but voted as "uncommitted." clinton ended up beating bernie sanders in another close race. reid says he wanted to remain neutral leading up to the caucuses. he's worked closely with sanders in the senate and considers him a friend. /// ((brian loftus)) > following donald trump's win here in nevada....
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candidates will have another debate tonight in houston, texas. trump hopes to get his 4th victory... while ted cruz and marco rubio continue to fight for second place in the polls. the debate will be tonight on c-n-n. /// ((brian loftus)) > and remember we're your local election headquarters. we have you covered this election year on air and online... at las vegas now dot com. /// /// ((kirsten joyce)) > senator harry reid also mentioned... he would endorse governor brian sandoval... for the supreme court justice seat. word got out that he could be on president obama's list of nominees.. to fill justice antonin scalia's seat. sandoval is a former united states district court judge... and left that post to run for governor. senator harry reid says sandoval would be the right person: (( sen. harry reid: "i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person, he has a great record, and he's been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there." )) ((kirsten joyce)) if sandoval were to pursue
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it would make an immediate impact on nevada's future... and the republican party: ((michael green/unlv associate professor of history: "it's possible that the idea of appointing brian sandoval to the us supreme court is designed to put him on the political sidelines, but there are some who believe that was some of the idea when harry reid helped engineer his appointment as a us district judge and apparently that didn't work." )) ((kirsten joyce)) sandoval's name has also been mentioned as a potential presidential or vice presidential candidate. if he were to get the seat on the supreme court... lieutenant governor mark governor. statement saying... sandoval has not been contacted about the supreme court seat. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk
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> /// > ((brian loftus)) > investigators are trying to determine... if a shooting in the northwest valley was self defense. it happened on durango drive at an apartment complex. police say there was some sort of interaction between a man and security guard. police say the guard felt as though his life was in danger... so he shot the victim. the victim was taken to u-m-c, but he is doing okay. it's unclear what the security guard was protecting... or which security company he works for. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a woman was struck and killed while crossing the road. it happened near boulder highway and warm springs before midnight. police say the victim was crossing the road when she died... and was not in a crosswalk. right now, police are looking for a 2003 silver mercedes... with the license plate l- v-u-1-k-7.
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in henderson's jurisdiction... and the first deadly pedestrian crash. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce)) lake mead boulevard is getting some major safety improvements. n-dot plans to spend 4-and-a- half million dollars..
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between civic center drive and pecos. the most obvious change will be replacing two left lane turns with a raised median. the new design also allows for wider sidewalks and bike lanes... something pedestrians say is needed: (( karen morrison, pedestrian: it's an amazing idea there's a lot of people out here getting killed on the sidewalks. people running into bus stops it's ridiculous. )) ((brian loftus)) north las vegas city hall held a meeting to get public input on the project. work is expected later this summer. /// ((brian loftus)) farmers are learning to use a new device... that can help with their crops. ((kirsten joyce)) how drones are now playing a big part in the agricultural field. ///
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new security measure... that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iphone. that's according to a new york times report. apple continues to battle with the f-b-i... over onlocking one of the phones used by the san bernardino shooters. c-e-o apple tim cook says... he's prepared to take this case to the supreme court: (( tim cook/ceo, apple/courtesy: abc news: "what is at stake here is can the government compel apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world, including the us." )) ((kirsten joyce)) apple has until tomorrow to appeal the judge's ruling. even though the company is protesting... they have cooperated with the f-b-i with providing data from the san bernardino shooter's i-
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((brian loftus)) > two men are in the hospital this morning... after being stabbed multiple times. it happened last night near the polo towers on the strip. police say an argument started between a group of men... and at some point two men were stabbed. police are looking for three possible suspects. we still don't know the condition of the two men at the hospital. if you have any information, call crimestoppers. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > millions of americans bought a drone over the holidays... but now farmers are also getting their hands on one. the drones take hundreds of pictures... building a high-resolution map using thermal imagery. farmers can see how the sun reflects from green house roofs onto their crops. drones can also provide information on plant inventory... checking on crop health... and pinpointing areas to apply pesticides. /// ((brian loftus)) > clark county is getting ready to do some spring cleaning! the county is teaming up with t-n-t auctions to get rid of old government equipment. this is video from a previous auction... they're getting rid of lots of cars... from sedans to big work trucks. some cars are going for 100 bucks. the most expensive thing on the
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going for 21- thousand dollars. you can go to las vegas now dot com to see these cars. you can also bid online... as well as find out more about saturday's auction. /// ((brian loftus)) > one cool cat is getting a second chance at life... and a possible shot on the big screen. ((kirsten joyce)) the remarkable face this kitten has...
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((kirsten joyce)) > the animal foundation is celebrating a successful world spay day! ((brian loftus)) they scheduled more than 500 free surgeries.. in less than three hours to spay and neuter pets. now if you were not able to schedule an appointment... you can still sign up for the wait list on las vegas now dot com. if waiting isn't an option... the surgery for dogs costs 60- dollars at the animal foundation. cats cost 30. /// ((demetria obilor)) > a special kitten is getting lots of attention... after it was left in a donation box. as patrick nelson explains... her look is made for hollywood. (beth caffrey, the cat house on the kings) "miss sally anne here was actually put in one of the donation bins at the salvation army downtown" this is the story of sally ann, a kitten with humble beginnings who now has a bright future. (beth caffrey, the cat house on the kings) "we think she's movie start potential here with that look, or at least, the next internet super sensation."
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situation that could have killed her. (beth caffrey, the cat house on the kings) "the problem with that is that you actually have to be caught red handed, and a lot of times it's really hard to prosecute." but sally ann was saved. she was found by a salvation army worker who called a cathouse on the kings location at the petco on blackstone and ashlan. now she's getting plenty of t-l-c. (beth caffrey, the cat house on the kings) "tomorrow she is going to get spayed so that she can get everything done so that she be re-homed." sally ann's rescue is happening at the right time. animal rescues are over-run with unwanted kittens and pups at this time of year. (beth caffrey, the cat house on the kings) "its the beginning of the flood, especially for cats. cats and kittens will start having litters, they already are." cat house on the kings asks valley residents to spay or neuter stray animals that might wander on to their property. and it appears it is going to be a happy ending for sally ann. (beth caffrey, the cat house on beauty the rest of her life, especially given the right kind
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remarkable, it's unforgettable. ((demetria obilor)) that was patrick nelson reporting. sally ann is getting all of the right nutritional care... and should be ready to be adopted within days. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather.
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looking for another calm and easy day in the desert. temps right now are in the fairly comfortable 40s around the valley. you may need a light sweater or a jacket if you're out for a while this morning... then short sleeves with the 70s this afternoon. .... the eastern u.s. is cleaning up today and reeling after more deadly twisters. this time the storms hit virginia...
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low pressure keeps sliding up into the northeast. .............. we have drone footage flying over florida where apartment units were struck and destroyed two nights ago. ........ the latest damage in the northeast. we keep getting warmer into the weekend. --- damage in pensacola, fli --- taken from a drone --- e-f 3 tornado damage in lancaster and philadelphia pennsylvania
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< > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > from concussions and broken bones... to sudden collapses. every sport deals with some type of health problem or injury. ((brian loftus)) the new study that's helping doctors better understand... the heart of basketball players.
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players in the united states have the highest rates of sudden cardiac death.. related to sports. ((kirsten joyce)) there's a new first-of-its-kind study... that could help determine whats normal and abnormal when it comes to atheletes hearts. omar villafranca reports. < at 7-foot- 1..isaiah austin was built for basketball.
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court for baylor university.he draft. (isaiah austin/baylor university) i was playing some of the best basketball of my change. league doctors ran tests including imaging of his heart. he had marfan syndrome..a genetic condition that leaves part of the aorta abnormally large.and puts patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. (isaiah austin/baylor university) you know, accepting it and accepting that life and health is more important than a game. researchers at columbia university medical center in collaboration with the nba have released a new study that for the first time examines the hearts of nba players. (dr. david engel, ny presbyterian/colu mbia university medical center) we have provided a frame of reference that all physicians// can use to decide what is normal and what is abnormal researchers analyzed the echocardiogram s of more than 500 nba players. they found while the heart increased proportionally with their size, the aortic root
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main blood vessel was not proportional. (dr. david engel, ny presbyterian/colu mbia university medical center) aortic root diameter reached a plateau so no matter how big you get there was a limit. isaiah won't be able to play in the nba (isaiah austin/baylor university) aw man, i miss it every day. it's my first love basically. he pours his competitive spirit.into a new sport. you golf? i do how are you? i'm actually pretty good. and he uses his foundation to educate other athletes. omar villafranca..cb s news.waco texas. > ((kirsten joyce)) researchers say their findings can be applied to all sports... that involve tall athletes, including volleyball and track and field. /// ((brian loftus)) > a man is recovering from severe burns.. after he says an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket. in this video... the man is standing at the cash register buying snacks.. at a kentucky gas station. when he goes to pay, he says an e-cigarette battery in his pocket explodes... catching his clothes on fire. employees at the gas station say it's like nothing they've seen before: ((( (manoj kumar, gas station employee) "i was shocked! i was
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bomb in your pocket? i was like that! you carry your bomb in your pocket? i was totally shocked and just like this my hands were on my head." )) ((brian loftus)) the man that caught fire then ran outside... where he struggled to get his burning pants off... before getting sprayed down with a fire extinguisher. he suffered second degree burns on his leg. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the white house was a party last night... with several music artists paying tribute to late singer ray charles: (( "hoooo.""hey." "hey." "ho." ho." "hey." "it's all good, it feels so good." "she feels alright..." )) ((kirsten joyce)) singers usher, demi lovato and the band perry were among those invited to perform. you can catch the tribute on p-b-s tomorrow at six. /// > we'll be right back........///
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deadly crash on our roadways... but one woman says she's lucky to be alive after her experience. what she hopes to do with the city of las vegas... to stop more crashes from happening. ((brian loftus)) > plus.. two different public health dangers... one common theme. the i-team's george knapp uncovers the similarities
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response to asbestos in southern nevada... and lead in michigan. ((kirsten joyce)) > and there's one more week till scott kelly's back on earth! what he says he's going to miss the most... about being in space. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm kirsten joyce. this morning, police were out investigating a deadly pedestrian crash... where a woman was killed. police say she was not in crosswalk when she was crossing the road. ((kirsten joyce)) this is one of many crashes we report almost on a daily basis. last year alone.. there were more than 120 fatal crashes on our roads. ((brian loftus)) patranya bhoolsuwan spoke to a young woman... who could have been part of that statistic... but instead, she's a success story. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) a wheelchair stranded on the road is what's left of a crash that left jamie farrar in critical condition. ((jamie farrar/survived crash: "it was the most horrific thing

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