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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. the republican candidates were back on stage in another debate... pushing for more support before super tuesday. ((brian loftus)) marco rubio and ted cruz took turns attacking donald trump... while ben carson and john kasich failed to stand out. omar villafranca has the latest from the campaign trail. -nats- republican presidential frontrunner, donald trump, was the target of most of the punches in last night's debate...many coming from marco rubio. this fiery exchange on healthcare was one of the most tweeted moments of the night: (sot trump) the biggest thing we got and the reason we have no competition is because we have lines around the state. (sot rubio) so that's the plan? just the lines? the fact that we have interstate competition? (sot trump) the nice part of the
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different plans (sot rubio) he's just repeating himself the attacks between trump and ted cruz got personal. (sot trump) i'm having a lot of fun up here tonight (sot cruz) donald relax (sot trump) i'm relaxed. you're the basket case trump also took hits from people off stage. the billionaire candidate said he hasn't released his tax returns because he's being audited. but former presidential candidate mitt romney questioned the response via twitter. (sot trump spin room) he just wants to remain relevant. he's going to support marco rubio (standup: omar villafranca cbs news houston, tx) as the top three contenders went head to head...the two lower polling candidates, ben carson and john kasich, struggled to gain the spotlight. -nat/sot-can someone attack me please the former neurosurgeon criticized the tone of the night: (sot carson) i think there was no attempt to be equitable with the time and the questions ...while the ohio governor appeared more optimistic: (sot kasich) i think i penetrated and sent a message to everyone around the country that i'm qualified to be the president of the united states
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for grabs in next week's super tuesday contests. omar villafranca cbs news houston, texas. ((brian loftus)) tomorrow, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will make their final pitch to voters... before the democratic primary in south carolina. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > we're taking a closer look at voter demographics in our state... and as nevada's population continues to grow... so does the diversity of its citizens. a filipino- american organization held an event... to get more members of their community to register to vote. the national federation of filipino- american associations estimates... there are about 120-thousand filipino americans living here in nevada: (( cynthia diriquito/naffaa nv ex. director: "we are the biggest asian community, population here in nevada." "we are trying to mobilize the force of the filipinos here in the united states to become registered voters, and for our voices to be heard." )) ((kirsten joyce)) filipino- americans make up almost half of nevada's
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clark county and the nevada secretary of state don't know how many actually went to caucus. /// ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters... for everything and anything in this election year... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk another mild morning...
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dropping to the 50s around the valley and eventually the 40s. .......... clear skies all night. the stars out and the moon was rising with jupiter above it... just beautiful. .... the air is staying so dry and that will continue even with some high clouds moving in through the weekend. .......... temps will increase a little more today - highs in the upper 70s. < > /// >
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find out what will happen to the roberson location of quest academy. officials say the charter school campus will likely close. we aired this story earlier this week... with parents calling us about the situation... especially those whose children have special needs. some say they're also disappointed how the situation has been handled: ((trudy killman, mother "it's kind of been sprung on us and when u have children with different abilities, transitioning them into. a new environment is very difficult and challenging and i
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us enough time to do that. )) ((brian loftus)) a final decision on the school will be made at a meeting at 9- am... at the grant sawyer building. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce)) hundreds of people are gearing up to scale
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it's 108 floors and 14-hundred steps to the top of the stratosphere. the event is to help raise money for the american lung association. if you're interested, it starts on sunday at 8- am.... costs 75- dollars to sign up... and registration opens at 7-am in front of the stratosphere hotel and casino. /// ((brian loftus)) > one of the ride sharing companies in las vegas... is putting up a fight with the city. ((kirsten joyce)) what lyft claims the city of las vegas is
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are dead and more than a dozen are hurt... after a shooting spree in south- central kansas. it all happened inside of "excel industries"... which makes lawn mower products. a law enforcement source identified the suspect to cbs news. they say..38- year-old cedric ford opened fire on his employees.. before being killed by police. he died after being shot by police. one of his neighbor's worked with him. that man's wife.. was shocked when she learned her neighbor was the gunman. (( victim's wife: "i'm just glad i heard my husband's voice, but i won't be happy until i see him in person. you know? i feel like i'm in a nightmare right now, you know? i just can't believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us." ))
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police say the shooter used a long gun in the shooting. they still haven't identified a shooter. /// ((brian loftus)) > metro police responded to a string of shootings... responded to a string of shootings... with one turning deadly. the deadly shooting happened at a home near twain and boulder highway. property managers were told someone was inside.. that wasn't supposed to be. so they went to check it out. a fight ensued... and one of the property managers shot the suspect. he later died at the hospital. police haven't said if the shooting was in self defense... but the property manager did have a concealed carry permit. we'll let you know as soon as we get more information on the investigation./// ((brian loftus)) > another shooting happened near cambridge and twain. police say the victim was standing near a car when he was shot. he then ran down cambridge... near the boys and girls club. hospital... but we don't know his condition. the boys and girls club does not case. police say it appears this was /// ((kirsten joyce)) > from the south...
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el nino is changing our weather every day. ((brian loftus)) coming up... we'll talk with nasa to see what significant changes we're seeing here in nevada. ///
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on record... and the country has felt the hard hitting weather pattern... from the west to the east coast. joining us today is george
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maryland...
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el nio's fingerprints are already on this winter's weather forecasts, influencing extreme weather events ranging from tornados to blizzards across the united states and globally. nasa has been following this el nio since its development, showing its striking impacts from space.
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at today's weather. sherry swensk el nino has helped build a big ridge over the west and that has helped keep well above normal and record temps across
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california through the winter... intead of the extra rains and flooding that was anticipated. ............ but the east has seen severe weather and will get a break today, more warm weather coming for the west this weekend. ..... let's check valle temps right now....they are in the upper 40s and near 50. .. highs clouds come in tomorrow and then more sunshine into next week. ((sherry swensk))
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a look at traffic with demetria!> demetria obilor accident on southbound i-15 accident on southbound i-15 blocking off the exit to 215 east and las vegas boulevard. you may be able to exit earlier at russell and use that route to
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cone zone on tropicana and koval...this is a sewer project. a lot of the work happens overnight. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > our "what's cool at school" segment this morning... covering a "career day" at frias elementary... has been pushed to next friday, march 4th. unfortunately, we are experiencing a technical glitch with our "cool at school" voting page. so as of today, viewers are not able to vote for our two previous segments, or the new one.... set to air today. we are working on this problem... and will let you know, on-air and online.. as soon as everything is back up and running. to the school communities at western high school, wallin elementary, and frias elementary...thi s should be resolved by next week.
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to win $250 for your school program. thank you for your patience as we resolve this problem. /// ((brian loftus)) > church on sunday night has a whole new meaning for one town. ((kirsten joyce)) what the church has inside..
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company lyft is filing a lawsuit against the city of las vegas. lyft claims the city is trying to collect what it calls --quote-- "an outrageously high tax".... that the city does not have the authority to do. lyft says there was a legislation passed last year... prohibiting fees las vegas wants to charge. we reached out to the city... and were told their people have yet to see the lawsuit. lyft will be able to object to the ordinance at the city council meeting... on march 16th. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new kind of church is using arcade machines... to bring people together.
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brothers behind it are turning their gaming obsession... into a weekly congregation. they repurposed an old church.. into an arcade community. the brother started collecting arcade machines 10 years ago.. they made a deal with a vendor and got 140 machines.. so.. after being cited by the city for building code violations.. they found a loophole.. if they were inside a church... they wouldn't be fined. so.. methodist church... and transformed it. in order to keep the tax exempt status.. they had to have a religion.. so naturally, the brothers founded the jedi alliance... from star wars./// /// > we'll be right back........///
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their own app... that keeps an eye on what's happening around the community. what it tracks that helps you stay in the know. ((kirsten joyce)) > the las vegas experience is getting more expensive. we take a look at what a normal night costs... and what some comedians find not-so-funny about it. ((brian loftus)) > and now you can bath in your favorite beer... while enjoying spa treatment... in america's first "beer spa". ///
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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 brian loftus. the henderson police department just launched a new app... that will help keep you connected to what's going on around the community. ((kirsten joyce)) there are 12 features including information about court, traffic, pets, community events, the detention center... and reporting crime: ((karen thompson it's important to stay connected to the police department because i think once you do then you also understand how hard the job is but you also understand what they do to protect you as a citizen )) ((kirsten joyce)) the app can be found in the app store for free... as h-p-d or henderson police department. /// ((brian loftus)) > governor brian sandoval says he's not interested in justice scalia's seat. sandoval issued a statement... saying he notified the white house that he does not wish to be considered -- at this time -- for a possible nomination to the nation's highest court.

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