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tv   8 News Now at 4 AM  CBS  February 9, 2016 4:00am-4:30am PST

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((brian loftus)) > and we're getting a first look at the new jason bourne movie... the just- released trailer... days after filming wrapped on the strip. /// < 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. this morning.. metro police say they are dealing with a dangerous problem. ((brian loftus)) drivers... are flat out ignoring crime scenes.. and driving through them. ((kirsten joyce)) as vanessa murphy reports.. this doesn't just damage evidence.. it threatens the lives of the investigators on scene. ((newscast: tossing to vanessa - sorry.... )) ((vanessa murphy)) this live report at a homicide scene last month took an unexpected turn.... ((picking up tape )) ((vanessa murphy)) and then we saw three more cars drive through the crime scene tape. ((sgt. richard strader/metro police: it's dangerous to be in the road
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of the sudden you hear the honking of horns and the sirens blurping and then you hear tires rolling towards you)) ((vanessa murphy)) sergeant richard strader heads metro fatal detail, a team which investigates deadly crashes. ((strader: i've almost been hit probably about four times working in a closed off scene by either drivers that just weren't paying attention or even drunk drivers.)) ((vanessa murphy)) just last month - a driver who wasn't paying attention drove through this scene near jones and smoke ranch where a motorcyclist died. earlier in december - a man was arrested for driving drunk after he drove through this crash scene....near desert inn and eastern - and in november - another man was arrested after police say he collided with a motorcycle as officers were closing the road for an investigation into an officer involved shooting at desert bloom park. ((strader: it's frustrating for us.)) ((vanessa murphy)) it's also frustrating for volunteers trying to help protect police. ((andrew bennett/voluntee r: so
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their backs constantly.)) ((vanessa murphy)) andrew bennett blocks roads with his vehicle which has emergency lights.... ((andrew: as soon as we get to the scene )) ((vanessa murphy)) and redirects pedestrians and drivers. ((andrew: it amazes me how many people drive distracted or drive impaired.)) ((vanessa: have you had to jump out of the way? andrew: yes, umm, unfortunately, it's one of those where you try to pay attention as best as you can but if someone sneaks up on you, that's gonna be your first reaction.)) ((vanessa murphy)) even a combination of flares, cones, and tape don't stop all drivers..... and each situation is dealt with on a case by case basis. driving drunk or speeding could get a driver arrested or cited.... and for those who are confused....offic ers may let them go....probably with a stern warning.... ((sgt. richard strader/metro fatal detail: i scratch my head every time i see this.)) ((kirsten joyce)) sergeant strader says metro looked at mobile barricades... and tested them out to see if they worked. ((brian loftus)) but after looking at the cost..
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drivers go through scenes... the department decided to not purchase them. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk such gorgeous mild weather this week... and well above normal again yesterday. .. we had highs in the mid to low 70s and plenty of sunshine. ......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. ..
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and feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of february! ........... the warm pattern is sticking around this week, your full forecast is coming up. < > /// > < > /// > ((kirsten joyce)) > family and
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loss of 2-year- old evelyn green... who was killed by a hit and run driver sunday. people gathered last night for a vigil in north las vegas. mourners set up a memorial at the crash scene near lake mead and pecos. police say a white van hit evelyn while she crossed the street near her home. moments before.. the little girl and her brother were playing on a scooter. evelyn's mother says the driver stopped after the crash.. but took off before police got there. ... : (( vicky davis/mother: "the guy came out of the car he talked to me and said i am sorry for what i did like he was drunk and smelled like tequila something on his breath i am sorry for what i did he kept telling me sorry sorry sorry." joshua green/father: " i just want him to turn himself in it's hard for me to say that real hard.")) ((kirsten joyce)) police are still looking for that driver... who's described as a hispanic man in his 40's. if you have any information, call crimestoppers. ///
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was held last night... for a 27-year- old motorcyclist... who was killed sunday night near 215 and north decatur. police say 27- year-old joshua connell died after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a car. 8 news now exclusively spoke to his mother... who says according to detectives... her son was going at more than 80 miles an hour in a 35 speed zone. she says joshua has gotten hurt before on his bike: ((regina connell/mother: ""i can't be a parent that turns my cheek and says that can't happen i need to step up and take responsibility and say yeah my child made a wrong decision, a bad choice and it ended up costing him his life" )) ((brian loftus)) this is a facebook picture of joshua doing a stunt on his motorcycle. he leaves behind his girlfriend and their 5-year-old son. they also have another baby on the way. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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looks like most of the activity is on the northbound side of traffic. one lane of eastbound 215 between mccarran and warm springs is closed and will stay that way through spring of next year for construction. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a clerk wasn't giving in... when a man said he had the 63- million winning lottery ticket. ((brian loftus)) the issue he had with the ticket when the man
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morning, new hampshire voters will head to the polls... for the first in the nation primary. ((kirsten joyce)) > that's where morning... with the very latest... allison? allison > i'm here in manchester nh where many of the candidates will spend their evening at separate watch parties as they await primary results. but the people of new hampshire have become accustomed to seeing candidates around town, especially in the last week since the iowa caucuses.
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tactic here, intimate settings like sports bars and diners become venues for last ditch opportunities to appeal to primary voters on both sides of the aisle. new hampshire voters certainly vet the candidates too. i spoke to some who'd seen
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allison while most polling places haven't opened yet this morning, early surveys of likely primary voters show sanders with a 25 point lead on the democratic side, and show trump cruz and rubio at the top of the republican side with trump in the lead. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > remember... 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the season... both on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) > there's going to be nothing but beads and more beads... on the streets of new orleans today for mardi gras. ((kirsten joyce)) what a california artist is bringing to bourbon street...
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praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. a practical and successful legislator, bernie sanders passed more roll-call amendments in a republican congress than any other member, primary care access for millions of americans, protected social security, cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders -- a consistent, principled, and effective leader.
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gras! or better known as fat tuesday. and the celebrations started way before today... down on bourbon street. visitors and locals in new orleans started celebrating over the weekend... with dancing, drinking, and roaming the streets to get their hands on some beads! floats and parades also filled the streets yesterday for lundi gras. some say the celebrations get better every year. /// ((sherry swensk)) > and the internet is buzzing over these festive shoes... calling them the "new beads" of mardi gras. a california based artist crafted 225 pairs of heels... bedazzled with beads and different designs. each heel took about 3-hours to
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the artist plans to throw them in new orleans... for today's festivities. /// let's get to sherry with a look
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it's fat tuesday yall... and it will be a bit chilly in the bayou... while we have such gorgeous mild weather this week... and well above normal again yesterday. .. we had highs in the mid to low 70s and plenty of sunshine. ......... this morning clear skies and light winds, with dry air. more sunshine today and highs back to the 70s. .. right now just below 50 degrees and feeling nice outside - but more like april instead of
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cold and snowy across the plains and the midwest... and that cold is making its way all the way down into the deep south. snow for the new hampshire primary today. .................. the warm pattern is sticking around this week with mid 70s midweek. --- blizzard conditions in iowa --- wind gusts between 40 to 50 mph --- highest recorded 61 mph > ./// ((demetria obilor)) > for past several weeks, i've been telling you guys about overnight road closures... on the las vegas strip because crews were filming the new jason bourne movie. ((brian loftus)) and if you were watching the super bowl on sunday... we got a first glimpse of it:
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doesn't mean you know everything. the world is a bore." swat truck plows cars )) ((demetria obilor)) as you just saw there... a clip of the strip was featured where a swat truck was plowing through traffic... right in front of the bellagio. the movie "jason bourne" will be the movie "jason bourne" will be released july 29-th. /// ((brian loftus)) ((demetria obilor))
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be related to sewer work. < > < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > ((kirsten joyce)) > assemblywoman michelle fiore is making a trip to oregon this week... according to a spokesperson. fiore will be in oregon on thursday... supporting the bundy brothers and other militia members who are locked up... after occupying a national wildlife refuge. the nevada lawmaker hopes to meet with ammon and ryan bundy... but has no plans to protest. we're told they're looking for a
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the spokeswoman says rancher cliven bundy... will not be joining them. /// ((brian loftus)) > a man who claims he bought a 63- million dollar lottery ticket... is suing the california lottery. he says they turned down his ticket.. because it was too damaged. brandy milliner bought the ticket back in august. he went to claim the money before the deadline last week... and the ticket wasn't accepted. a 7-11 employee described the washed up. they say you couldn't even seen the numbers or bar code. the 39-million dollar lump sum is the largest unclaimed prize in california lottery history. that money will now go toward california public schools. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > those pregnancy cravings can sometimes be hard to say no to... but doctors say... it's not the baby influencing them. ((brian loftus)) we'll break down what doctors say...
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obama is asking congress for 1- point-8 billion dollars... to help fight the zika virus. this comes as the world health organization declared it a public health emergency. the administration wants the money for emergency response... in the u-s and overseas. it will also help the c-d-c further their research about the virus. so far, zika has spread to at least 29- countries. the obama administration says... 50 americans returned to the u-s... infected with the virus. /// ((brian loftus)) > if you're pregnant... it seems like everyone has advice to share about what you can and cannot do. ((kirsten joyce)) especially when it comes to your diet. kelly bowman sorts out the pregnancy myths from reality. true or false, pregnant mothers are eating for two? (dr. stacey ehrenberg/universi ty hospitals of cleveland) that's actually false, unfortunately. if you have a healthy diet prior to pregnancy we would like you to increase your calories by 300
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caused by the growing baby, true or false? (dr. stacey ehrenberg/universi ty hospitals of cleveland)i wish that that were true, but i have to dispel that myth. that is not true. mom may crave that and mom may want that, but the baby doesn't actually know what he or she needs quite yet. [butt to] babies actually need fruits and vegetables, protein and a little bit of carbohydrates, and a little bit of fat, so it can really develop in a healthy fashion. true or false, it's okay to have an alcoholic beverage? (dr. stacey ehrenberg/universi ty hospitals of cleveland) what we've really discovered through research in pregnancy is that there really is no safe level of alcohol. true or false, you should only drink decaf while pregnant? (dr. stacey ehrenberg/universi ty hospitals of cleveland)false. so. a little bit of caffeine is certainly safe during pregnancy. uh, usually i recommend limiting caffeine to two glasses a day, or two servings a day. for health minute, i'm kelly bowman. servings a day. for health minute, i'm kelly bowman.
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not giving up their fight... to get back their old rates... but one man is using the solar industry to his advantage. what he hopes to work out with n-v energy. ((brian loftus)) > plus... dangerous predators patrolling the las vegas strip. the i-team's george knapp gets
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