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why supporters of the resource say their fight is about more than just money. ((denise valdez)) targeting local vandals. how you can help police fight the ongoing issue of graffiti in valley neighborhoods and schools./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((denise valdez)) > thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) i'm dave courvoisier. the search continues for the driver reponsible for a deadly crash that killed a 2- year-old girl. it happened just before six last night near lake mead and pecos in north las vegas. ((denise valdez)) that is where 8 news now reporter brittany edney joins us live.. brittany, any new information on the search for the vehicle? ((brittany edney)) denise and dave... right now, police have no new information on the van.. only that the van is a white panel style van with no windows. meanwhile the family is grieving while they search for answers regarding who is reposible for the death of their 2-year-old little girl.
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today to light candles and leave small tokens in memory of 2- year-old evelyn green. vickie davis, mother (( "she was amazing, my only girl. she was everything to me and i did everyting with my daughter)) investigators say witnesses saw the little girl cross the street when she was struck. brittany edney stand up:"you can see, investigators have marked where the child was hit. it's actually only yards away from evelyn's front door." vickie davis, mother 'she was just outside playing and he just hit her." her mother says that the man actually stopped and apologized to her, before taking off... she also noticed that he smelled like alcohol. vickie davis, mother "devastated. i just lost my baby." north las vegas police describe the driver as a hispanic man in his 40's with facial hair and he was in a white windowless van. as this family grieves the loss of a child... vickie davis, mother "i'm not
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her." they want to see the man responsible, brought to justice. vickie davis, mother " how are you going to take my baby away from me?"/// ((brittany edney)) if you have any details regarding the driver or the van, police as asking you to call crimestoppers... you can reach them at 385-5555. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) brittany, the family is planning a vigil for evelyn tonight.. ((brittany edney)) yes, it will be tonight at 6-30.. right here on thomas avenue. also, the family created a go- fund me account to help pay for funeral expeneses. you can find a link to that on las vegas now dot com under our links mentioned section. ((dave courvoisier)) > the suspected drunk driver involved in a crash last month has died. metro says victor sandoval succumbed to his injuries sunday. the crash happened nearly two weeks ago near spring mountain and rainbow. police said sandoval was speeding and ran through a red light when he hit another car...
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((denise valdez)) > solar customers are going to have to wait a little longer to find out if they'll be grandfathered into the previous net- metering rate structure. it's a heated discussion... and even though there was no hearing today... demonstrators gathered outside the p-u- c's office in las vegas to make their voices heard. patrick walker is here to explain. ((patrick walker)) the public utilities commission was supposed to have a hearing today on whether people who installed their solar panels before the net metering cap hit last year... should be able to take advantage of the old, more favorable rate structure for the next 20 years. dozens of people gathered outside the p-u- c's offices... with wheelbarrows full of cards they say are from people who "support bringing solar back to nevada." to be clear... solar didn't go anywhere. but when the p-u-c decided in late december to include all solar customers under a new rate structure... it triggered hundreds of layoffs by solar companies who said they could no longer do business in southern nevada. those companies say thousands more employees could be laid off... because solar customers no
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purchase solar panels for their homes. chris james was recently laid off after moving to las vegas last june to install solar panels. he says to customers... it's about more than just saving money. ((chris james/laid- off solar installer: "when i first got into it, it didn't mean as much to me as it did to the people who are already involved, but day- after-day, installing on people's houses, and you see the impact that it has on these customers, it starts to change in you.")) ((patrick walker)) n-v energy has told 8 news now in the past that the reason for proposing the new rate structure was to stop having non-solar customers subsidize the rooftop solar customers. the company was crediting 12 cents per kilowatt hour to net metering customers... which was anywhere from two to three times what it buys commercially- generated solar power for on the open market. in souther nevada... there are currently more than 15- thousand rooftop solar customers. ((patrick walker)) we reached out to an n-v energy spokesperson for comment on this and another story... but have not heard back.
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they have told us they do not comment on items pending in front of the p- u-c. the p-u-c has rescheduled the hearing until this friday. /// thanks ((dave courvoisier)) > sunday was a great day for football... a great day for football... both in california and here at home. and it looks like that won't change anytime soon. tedd florendo is here with your most accurate weather now... tedd? < tedd florendo staying sunny and dry. check out the conditions outside. big difference from what they're seeing over the midwest and east coast. we have nice conditions here. ............................... .............. currently outside clear with pleasant conditions this afternoon and evening. should be nice and no thick jackets needed this time around. winds up a little this evening, then relaxing more overnight into tomorrow.
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be gusty down the colorado river for another day at least then calmer. ............................... ................ hour by hour for this evening shows comfortable conditions through the night. winds slight breeze earlier with more relaxed winds tonight. temps in the 50's all evening then cooling off in the 40's by morning but not freezing. ((dave courvoisier)) > a growing graffiti problem in the southwest part of the valley. southwest part of the valley. ((denise valdez)) > taggers are defacing public and private properties. 8 news now reporter tony smith spoke with neighbors smith spoke ((dave courvoisier)) > a growing graffiti problem in the southwest part of the valley. ((denise valdez)) > taggers are defacing public and private properties. 8 news now reporter tony smith spoke with neighbors who are fed up and want this to stop! tony? ((tony smith)) neighbors say they have seen tagging so much - it is becoming the "daily norm". one person told me, she doesn't
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an 8 news now viewer sent us a tip about the graffiti tagging at canarelli middle school. school district police tell me, someone spray- painted graffiti on the building -- early sunday... and its not just school property being tagged. folks nearby told me, they are trying to do what they can but worried if the taggers will do more. ((jennifer deocampo, neighbor "it is scary because we see all the tagging and it is like who is on our streets. we don't know who did it. so, how do we know people are not going to our homes or cars.")) school police believe in order to combat this problem, we need to all work together as a community. if you spot graffiti, you can call the graffiti hotline - 702-455-4509. we will also put the number on las vegas now dot com. ((tony smith)) as for the school, the principal told me, they will be adding more lighting overnight and will catch whoever is doing this.
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((denise valdez)) > the clark county courts are warning locals of a jury duty scam. officials say the scammers recently targeted a victim over the phone... but have also gone through mail and email. in the most recent case... someone on the other end claimed he was with the sheriffs department... and that the victim had a warrant for skipping jury duty. the scammer demanded 25- hundred dollars... and asked for it on a pre-paid credit card. officials want to remind everyone to throughly verify anything asking for money over the phone or by mail./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the nation's first primary... is nearly here. ((denise valdez)) which presidential candidates are leading their party... ahead of the first vote being cast. ((dave courvoisier)) and a lawsuit... over a 63-million dollar prize. why a man who claims he won the lottery... still hasn't recieved the payout. ((dave courvoisier)) > the
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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,
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protected social security, cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders -- a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in.
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less than 24 hours away -- so it's crunch time for the white house hopefuls. ((denise valdez)) donald trump
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new hampshire. the billionaire holds a large lead in the polls heading into tomorrow's primary. ohio governor john kasich and texas senator ted cruz are in a tight race for second place.. along with jeb bush and marco rubio./// ((dave courvoisier)) > while tuesday's primary could make or break some republican campaigns... the democrats could be in for another close race. the latest polls show bernie sanders leading in new hampshire. hoping to close that gap... hilary clinton and her husband bill posed for pictures with diners before a rally in manchester. the former president was just in southern nevada over the weekend campaigning for his wife. all the caidates are hoping for help from mother nature too... snow is in the forecast... and it could impact voter turnout./// ((denise valdez)) > and it won't be long before nevada will be casting votes ahead of the november election. the caucuses get underway later this month. ((dave courvoisier)) the democrats take the stage first... on saturday february 20-th... with the republicans just a few days later... on tuesday february 23-rd./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we are your local election headquarters throughout the election season. our politics now team will have
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results both nights. you can stay up to date on air and on las vegas now dot com... and watch politics now every sunday./// ((weather toss)) < tedd florendo clear skies again holding together all week. 70's back in the forecast and here to stay for a while. winds not too bad in valley, although some neighborhoods to the north feeling those north breezees. slightly warmer than yesterday at this time.
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temps in the 70's through all neighborhoods in the valley. this is above average but staying cool in the kyle canyon. cooler for the west side of the valley and warmer to the eastside where we're lower in elevation. ............................... ........ regional temps stay warm in mesquite throught colorado river valley. warmer in laughlin in the mid 70's and check out death valley the 80's. there. temps improve in the high 40's this afternoon in the southern and central great basin. ............................... ............ wind advisory still in effect for the lake and colorado river until 10 tonight. then it will expire. gusts up o 40 reported for laughlin and bullhead city today. could still see some leftover gusts, but expect them to relax
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settles it. ............................... .............. clear weather across the west coast. the high to the west slow dominating the region. it will bring warmer highs for us and especially down to the southern california where they'll be in the 80's. now when the jetstream goes high and amplifies, at the same time it forms a dip in jetstream. ............................... ............. what that means is the dip digs south and send the cold air from canada out here. snow stretching from the twin cities all the way to georgio with a strong low and winds. we also have that coastal low pulling away but still sending snow to boston, the cape and maine. ............................... ............... big high pressure isn't going away. in fact stays near stationary all week.
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keeping any storms away at bay. ............................... ............... so here's what to expect. near record high in the 70's. dry all weeek. staying sunny and clear. changing by sunday with more clouds and shower chances tuesday. ............................... ................. tonight expect a low of 45 and not as chilly. winds slight breeze from the north. tomorrow expect a high of 74 comfortable again with above average highs. record is 78 so not quite there t...................................d0's neighborhood byighborowh warmer temps to the eastside of the valley ............................. ............ tended shows near record his wed and frdiday in the mid 's.en cooler weekend with clouds sunday d especially on ndaydenise valdez)) > we all knowit by w.per bowl 50 is in the the denver broncos topping the carolina panths.e now world champion bncos were the underdogs going in... t proved to behe betteram. was the thi super bowl win for the franche.and quarterback peyton manning's second. he fielded questions after the game about retirement... but gave no solid answer. and for those already looking ahead to next year... houston texas will be home to super bowl 51./// ((dave courvoisier)) > another big talker following the big game besides the score... the halftime show. demetria obilor tells us what everyone is saying... in today's "whats trending". ((demetria obilor)) > today..
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all the social media platforms are talking about the super bowl's half-time show. it started with several songs performed by the rock band coldplay. ((ohhhhhh, woahhhhh, i used to rule the world, seize the rights when i gave the world )) coldplay kicked it off with "viva la vida".. and sang a few more tunes.. before... handing over the mic.. to the band's first special guest. ((bruno mars: i'm too hot, hot damn, call the police and the fireman )) super bowl 2014 performer bruno sang his iconic hit "uptown funk" and really got the crowd going. then.. he tossed it over to a drumline.. who helped introduce 2013's super bowl performer.. beyonce. ((beyonce: ok ladies lets get in formation, ok ladies let's get
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queen bey performed her new song "formation" before teaming up with the other 2 headliners.. to close out the show.. with a tribute to past year's performances. stay on top of what's trending now and follow me on twitter @demetriaobilor ((denise valdez)) > looking back on nevada's past. ((dave courvoisier)) up next... the first in a series of stories we're sharing with you this week... of some local african americans who paved the way for others to
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(("you're watching 8 news now at 5 with paula francis and dave courvoisier. the news of southern nevada is now.")) > ((denise valdez)) > bob bailey. dr. james mcmillan. robert c. williams. ruby duncan. dr. anita parsons. ...and the list goes on and on. ((dave courvoisier)) there are countless african americans in the valley who we're the first of their kind. and all this week sharie johnson shares their stories... of how they paved the way for others to shine. > ((sharie johnson)) there we're so many firsts then... and many new firsts now.. we're highlighting trailblazers in a variety of industries from entertainment to law... tonight, i'd like you to meet a man who had a big investment in
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people. ((sharie johnson)) one look at woordow wilson and you can't imagine his strength, humor and his passion. but a glance back at his life gives you an idea. (( woodrow smith, mcdonalds franchise owner: growing up in the south, separate but equal education they all pushed, get an education, make something out of yourself, make your parents proud )) ((sharie johnson)) and he did exactly that. smith, a los angeles electrical engineer with a master's in finance, earning another degree from hamburger university, becoming the first african- american to open a mcdonald's franchise in las vegas. ((woodrow wilson, mcdonalds franchise owner: the community was proud that i was here )) ((sharie johnson)) but there was much more to his 1986 menu... than value meals and sweet treats. ((woodrow wilson, mcdonalds franchise owner: we did an easter bunny, we did a car show )) ((woodrow wilson, mcdonalds franchise owner: we had a health fair, we gave
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)) ((sharie johnson)) ... there was also santa at christmas and random just because. but his impact on the community surrounding bonanza and rancho didn't end there. ((woodrow wilson, mcdonalds franchise owner: i spent a lot of time counseling our young males, young females )) ((sharie johnson)) little did wilson know... the community pushed mcdonald's to bring a black entrepreneur to the area. they soon learned he was more than businessman. over the course of ten years... he and his wife saved $475,000 dollars of their own money to purchase the franchise and finance the rest. as for how he convinced mcdonalds he'd make a great businessman... the personnel manager at the time was a dodger's fan. so he researched all he could and ended up interviewing his interviewer. back to you. /// ((dave courvoisier)) all this week.. we'll continue to highlight
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and the local african americans who made it possible for others to live freely here in the u-s./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a lottery lawsuit in california. ((denise valdez)) why a man says the state is keeping him from a 39- million dollar payday. ((dave courvoisier)) the last holdouts at the oregon wildlife refuge. tonight at six... we get a behind- the- scenes look at the camp set- up by ammon bundy's followers... and how they appear to be taunting the government./// ((coming up... republicans fight for second in new hampshire and sanders pushes ahead of clinton in the polls. what's at stake in the first primary. plus why beyonce's new song caught everyone off guard at the super bowl. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) <
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first choice for newat 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > burning man fans.. get ready to pay more for your tickets. the more than 15 thousand tickets sold for the event qualify for the live
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burning man will now have to register for the tax.. before tickets go on sale. organizers previously argued to be exempt.. stating attendees provide the entertainment... not the organization./// ((denise valdez)) > a man claiming he bought a 63- million dollar winning lotto ticket... is suing the california lottery... saying he was told his ticket was too damaged to claim his prize. brandy milliner bought the ticket back in august... but when he went to claim his winnings before the deadline last week... the ticket wasn't accepted. a 7-11 employee described the ticket as torn .. burnt.. and washed... adding... you couldnt see the numbers or bar code. the 39 million dollar lump sum is the largest unclaimed prize in california lottery history... but instead it will now go to california public schools./// ((denise valdez)) > we asked you to weigh in on the lawsuit on social media... christie says... "if you took the time to buy a lotto ticket then you should have taken the time to take care of it. if they can't read the numbers
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fault,not theirs. plus how do you burn it?" but danny says he's been through that before... "i once purchased a lotto ticket that looked faded. i ended up hitting the mega and 4 out of 6 for $100. the store gave me a hard time but eventually paid." you can join the conversation too... on the 8 news now facebook page./// ((denise valdez)) > thanks for watching 8 news now at five. ((dave courvoisier)) > the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// >> pelley: primed for the primary. >> you have to get out and vote tomorrow. >> tomorrow the eyes of the
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