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the governor did not say why he doesn't want the job... but he released a statement saying quote: "the notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and i am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned." rumors spread yesterday that sandoval was being vetted as a possible replacement to justice antonin scalia. sandoval previously served as a federal court judge and our state's attorney general. he also had the support of senator harry reid. the white house has not confirmed that rumor./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the top republican candidates are getting ready.. to take each other on once again.. in tonight's debate in texas. it comes... just days after donald trump took his third consecutive win.. by taking the nevada caucus. scott mcelan has the latest. just a few precious days before super tuesday... the epicenter of the republican nomination race tonight will be texas. that's where the five g-o-p hopefuls left in the race will meet for a debate in houston. the big question now -- can anyone stop donald trump? the front runner says he'll be ready thursday night. we'll be totally prepared,
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against me so far everyone who has attacked me has gone down. marco rubio has been attacking trump -- something that won't likely stop on the debate stage: the front runner in this race has actually alluded to the fact that he thinks parts of obamacare are pretty good (boo) then there's ted cruz -- who has faced tough questions after failing to consolidate evangelical support in nevada and especially in south carolina. the texas senator thinks he's being treated unfairly. i'm curious how many reporters ask marco rubio after losing four states in a row, so when do you drop out? and he's not running -- but 2012 republican nominee mitt romney has thrown himself back into the discussion -- calling on donald trump to release his tax returns... suggesting there could be a bombshell in there. i think there's something there, either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the kind of
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trump responded thursday morning in a tweet writing: mitt romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. dope! if donald trump does release his tax returns it won't be anytime soon... he says he will make a decision over the next few months. ((kirsten joyce)) > nevada voters hit the polls in record numbers for this year's more than 75 thousand voters cast ballots. many.. were first time caucus-goers - trump received nearly 35 hundred votes on tuesday./// ((kirsten joyce)) > democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton are getting ready for south carolina... and super tuesday. the candidates are spending time in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary... as well as in some of the other in the primary on march first. voters in 12 states and one u-s territory will go to the polls on super tuesday. right now.. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > and we are your local election
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we have you covered this election year on air and online... at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > lyft.. is suing the city of las vegas. the ridesharing company says the city is trying to levy what it calls a quote "outrageously high tax" that it doesn't have the authority to do. lyft points out lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting fees on ridesharing that quote "restrict competition and limit consumer choice." we are reaching out to the city of las vegas to get their comment on the lawsuit./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a space heater is being blamed for an early morning house fire. it happened near decatur and the 95. investigators say a man was sleeping on a sofa on a back patio, next to the heater. it caught fire and spread to the couch, then to the home. the house belongs to the man's mother, who was not home at the time. he escaped without any injuries. ((kirsten joyce)) > fire investigators are also trying to figure out what sparked a deadly fire near nellis and harmon. a woman initially escaped.. but ran back inside the house... to save her pet.
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home./// ((kirsten joyce)) > police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a woman in henderson last night. it happened at about 11 in front of the "jokers wild casino" at boulder highway and warm springs. police say the woman was crossing the street when she was hit and killed. she was not in a crosswalk at the time the driver took off... police say he was in a stolen vehicle...that's since been tracked down. if you have any information... on the driver... you're asked to call crimestoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > hundreds of cars.. jewelry.. cameras and more.. all up for grabs. we'll take you inside clark county's surplus auction.. to see what the highest bidder can get /// > plus.. it's not a pizza. it's not a burger... it's both. the delicious treat going viral this afternoon./// ((sherry swensk)) it's back to springtime for southern nevada today! beautiful sunshine with light winds. temps are rising steadily into
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hour. ............. meanwhile winter hangs on back east... and it's clean-up day after deadly twisters hit the east coast. we'll catch you up on the latest back there and look ahead to our warmer weekend in your weather now forecast.///
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they're all up for grabs this saturday... at clark county's first government surplus auction of the year. michael stevens has a preview. ((michael stevens)) the first of three government surplus auctions are taking place. there's over 200 hundred cars up for grabs... and nearly 400 other miscellaneous items that you can get your hands on: ((david johnson // manager, automotive services clark co.: it all comes from the different government agencies that being clark county, city of north las vegas, city of henderson, las vegas valley water district -- this is where they dispose of their excess property. )) ((michael stevens)) as you can see there's everything from cars, trucks, officer equipment, and other lost and found items that haven't been claimed: ((david johnson // manager, automotive services clark co.: we have lost and found property from mccarran could be digital cameras, computers, jewelry -- just about everything you leave behind at mccarran if you don't claim it and they can't find the
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sold and disposed of through the auction process and you have the right to buy that. )) ((michael stevens)) the county is working with an auction company to manage all the sales. pre- registration for the auction is happening today and tomorrow. the doors open at 9 and close at 5. i'm told you should register beforehand so there's not any delays on saturday: ((david johnson // manager, automotive services clark co.: it's almost an event. we'll have approximately 700 to 800 people saturday as well as online bidders because you can bid online for the vehicles. there's a huge crowd that also shows up -- the community has been great supporting us down here. and everyone comes out and has a great time. year... the auction raised 2-point 9 million for the county. if you're interested in checking out some of the items that are out here... we put a link to the auctioneers website on ours that's las vegas now dot com. reporting near stephanie and flamingo -- michael stevens 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) the auction is this saturday off stephanie street and flamingo near dog fancier's park starting at 8-am.///
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northeast. a look at the damage... left behind.. and the issues people are still dealing with today.///
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> a deadly storm system slammed the gulf coast and north east. ((sherry swensk)) people from louisiana... to new york have felt the impact of this huge storm system. check out this video from new york overnight. powerful winds toppled a massive tree in long island and flipped over a semi-truck on new york's george washington bridge. and in the bronx... broken power lines sparked building.. that collapsed during the storm. in the south.. the storm system triggered deadly tornadoes. at least 3 people in waverly virginia died.. including a 2- year-old boy.
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reported in north carolina. a total of 8 people died in the storms./// ((toss to weather)) ((sherry swensk)) ((sherry swensk)) it's always so hard to watch severe weather in other parts of the country and the globe.... when we have it so easy here in southern nevada. but that's why we love living here in the desert. .. it's been such a mild and even spring-like february for us and that trend continues as we finish out the month. we need to add to that nice snow up in the mountains... as we look out from our sunset station camera. it's spring skiing. .............. temps are in the 60s right now and on the way to 0s today as
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the weekend. ............ outside the valley... even 70s showing up now in laughlin and death valley. beautiful sunshine and really dry air with calm winds. highs will reach for just about ten degrees above normal. mornings will be milder, too as we get into the weekend. ........... temps will keep climbing until we reach back up to near record highs around 80s degrees. the winds will stay light and with the warmth... likely to be on the hazy side until we get some winds next week. .......... pollen is really blooming right now with ash, elm and cedar and juniper trees with moderate to
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high pressure rules the west now and that big ridge rebuilds again to drive temps well above normal and keep it too dry in california where they had a brush fire in malibu this morning... and the state is behind in rainfall. ............... the east is reeling after those deadly storms and thankfully they are less severe today... turning to mostly showers across the northeast followed by cold snow now out of the great lakes and ohio valley. ................. a lovely 74 degreest by mid afternoon with light winds and the morning will be milder to start our friday. we'll start seeing some 50s by morning. ................ then even warmer for the weekend and reaching to about 80 degrees by saturday and sunday. cooler and breezy to start off march on tuesday.///
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((weather toss))> ((kirsten joyce)) > helping members of our community.. keep a roof over their heads. how the glvar is working with habitat for humanity.. to give those in need.. a new home.///
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have a place to call home. habitat for humanity... works with local organizations and businesses.. to provide a stable home
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joining us now is greater las vegas association of realtors presint scott beaudry and habitat for humanity las vegas executive director meg dolor suggested questions: what is glvar doing to support habitat for humanity? why does glvar support habitat for humanity? how can people
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burger.. and pizza? now.. you don't have to decide. the pizza creation.. going viral..
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four... colorado is seeing an influx of visitors going to the emergency room. behind the increase. /// and penny slot are more popular than ever before. how they're now beating out high stake games... bringing in. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a missouri pizza restaurant is going viral.. for it's new dish. the midtown pizza kitchen created the pizza burger. it's a hamburger patty between two mini pizza buns. four days after offering the speciality item.. the dish...exploded on social media. ((duke walter owner/operator midtown pizza kitchen: "before we knew it, by saturday it had reached multiple countries around the world, it'd been seen by tens of millions of people. i was getting all kinds of facebook messages from all over the place. um, and it's-it's been, it's been interesting, it's been
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the restaurant's already sold more than 200 of the burgers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter. ((sherry swensk)) have a great afternoon.///
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>> steffy: uh... um, i -- i think i misdialed. >> quinn: oh! hey! hey! that must be for me. i forgot my -- my phone. um, hello? >> steffy: quinn? quinn, is that you? >> quinn: yes, yes. speaking. >> steffy: it's -- it's steffy. sorry. i was thrown for a second. i thought i dialed the wrong number. >> quinn: uh, no, no. >> steffy: hey. wyatt told me that you have a new guy in your life. was -- was that him? >> quinn: mm-hmm. >> steffy: okay, um, yeah, actually, i -- i was calling about the necklace for california freedom. >> quinn: yeah. yeah, i -- i had to do a few more tweaks on that than i originally anticipated, so i -- i promise i'll have it to you by the end of the day. >> steffy: excellent. that's what i was hoping to hear. and, uh, congratulations on the new relationship. >> quinn: yeah. thank you. you don't know how great it is to have somebody like adam in my

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