tv 8 News Now at 6 AM CBS February 11, 2016 6:00am-7:00am PST
overnight... nevada rancher cliven bundy behind bars... his arrest by the fbi .. the moment he arrived at the brian loftus > plus... the clark county school district is on the defense... the lawsuit filed ... saying it didn't do enough to protect students. kirsten joyce > and.. ll cool j is putting the final touches on his monologue.. we're chatting with him live.. before he hosts the grammy awards./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > (( reporter: michelle what are you hoping to do michelle fiore: i'm hoping just to get them off the refuge alive. that's what i want )) ((brian loftus)) > nevada assembly woman michelle fiore.. is in oregon this morning.. as
federal officials wait for the final 4 wildlife refugee occupiers..
good morning. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. f-b-i agents surrounded the malheur national wildlife refuge wednesday... as they continued negotiations with the 4 remaining occupiers. all of this recent activity started yesterday afternoon when one of the occupants decided to get on an atv heading towards a checkpoint, but then suddenly turned around at a high rate of speed... heading back into the refuge . fiore says she wants to find a peaceful resolution to the standoff. our sister station in portland caught up with her at the airport.. as she spoke to the occupiers on the phone. (( michelle fiore: listen to me i'm here, and i will not leave you guys in prison cell thats why i'm here this is what they're doing they are placing fear in you, this is what they want, don't let the government place fear in you )) ((kirsten joyce)) fiore says she just wants to get the
occupiers off the refuge alive./// ((brian loftus)) > nevada rancher cliven bundy..
((kirsten joyce)) but he was arrested.. moments after his plane touched down. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is in the newsroom.. michael... what have you learned about bundy's arrest ((michael stevens)) brian and kirsten.. the f-b-i took bundy into custody right after his plane landed.. for a federal hold. the 74-year-old is currently being held in multnomah county jail.. and the f-b-i is temporarily witholding his booking photo. one passenger on his flight.. didn't realize who he was.. until the f-b-i showed up at the gate ((jared green/passenger on bundy's flight: i saw the tall guy in cowboy hat talking on his phone about burns oregon and i figured maybe its a lawyer or something, i just put together its clive bundy. i saw some heavily dressed swat guys coming up to the plane, and i couldn't put together who it was until just a second ago)) ((michael stevens)) bundy's son ammon.. is the leader of the refuge standoff. he.. and his brother ryan were arrested at the end of january... when the f-b-i intercepted them.. driving to a community meeting.
during that confrontation. cliven bundy was at the center of a 2014 armed standoff with federal authorities over grazing rights on government land. brian and kirsten? ((brian loftus)) michael.. you said bundy was arrested on a federal hold. but what charges is he facing? ((michael stevens)) brian.. the f-b-i won't say. right now.. we're waiting to see if it may be related the 2014 incident. his family still owes the federal government 1 million dollars in unpaid grazing fees./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
but not too cold. we hit those 70s yesterday, but no record high of 75. we were just shy of that by a couple degrees. in fact, we've hit 73 for the last three days. ............ occasional high clouds have been slipping in and out of our skies... but we'll have plenty of sunshine today! .............. temps are in the cool 40s right now and close to 50 with dry air and calm winds. ............. more temps in the 70s again today so enjoy this break in our winter.
vegas police... accused of molesting students, however, the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence. and then last year.. mazo was arrested again.. and pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. parents of the alleged victims filed suit.. saying the district should have warned all parens of mazo's past.. preventing inapproprate sex acts at school: ((robert eglet, senior partner, eglet prince one of these young students he was taking into a closet, in the school, on a regular basis; now for the school district to suggest they had no notice, they had no idea this would go on is ludacris; they completely and utterly failed in the responsiblity to protect these children )) ((kirsten joyce)) ccsd would only issue a statement saying they don't comment on pending litigation.. .. the lawyer in the case is holding a press conferece this afternoon to answer questions./// demetria, how are the roads this
crash on the i- 15 ramp to westbound 215. crash on flamingo and wynn near palms. there's a crash in the northeast at alexander, east of lamb. should clear soon... no major delays. back to you! ((brian loftus)) > it's valentine's day weekend.. and love is in the air! and that means the county clerk's office is gearing up for some busy days! they're
the pre- application for a marriage license online before coming into the office. valentine's day.. and the day before are typically some of the most popular days in the year to tie the knot. last year, they issued more than 16-hundred licenses over the weekend./// ((brian loftus)) > tons of surprises are in store for music's biggest night! ((kirsten joyce)) we're chatting live with ll cool j.. as he gears up to host the grammy's. ((brian loftus)) > and.. construction at this intersection should have wrapped up last year, but the cones are sticking around. demetria found
words: harry potter! it was just announced that the author, jk rowling is releasing an 8th book in the series! "harry potter and the cursed child" is not a traditional book... it's actually a hardback version of the script for the 2- part play. and what better day to be released than harry potter's birthday: july 31st. this will be jk rowling's first harry potter publication in 8 years./// ((demetria obilor)) > and trending in the valley.. a harry- potter themed coffee shop is opening up in henderson! "bad owl coffee" is located at eastern and horizon ridge.
they are expecting to host their grand opening this coming weekend.. but a specific date has not yet been set. some of the drinks are just like what you'd expect the characters to drink in the leaky cauldron.. butterbeer latte.. black forest mocha.. lavender latte. they'll also have nitrogen cold brewed coffee, served right from the tap. and bad owl coffee will even serve wine and craft beer by summertime.///
make for spring skiing rather than cold winter skiing a lot of resorts in the west... while the east stays really cold. ............ high pressure is still in place but some high level moisture is spilling over the ridge into nevada and california. even some light showers up into northern california while cold air plunges into the east and more on the way this weekend. .......... temps will stay extra mild for next week! back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > don't miss
favorite pastime.. or you might strike out! ((brian loftus)) the cubs will be taking on the mets during big league weekend at the end of march. tickets go on sale on next tuesday at noon and prices start at just 40 bucks. they'll hit the field for two games.. one on march 31st and on april first. you'll probably see national league rookie of the year, las vegas local kris bryant out there playing. both teams will most likely have their 25- man rosters for "opening day."/// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor utility work begins today on jones and tropicana through early march. lane restrictions shouldn't be in place when work isn't taking place. < >
the surprises on the grammy's next monday right here on channel 8./// ((brian loftus)) > turning reading... into a magical experience... ((kirsten joyce)) the simple way you can help a local headliner give young kids.. their very first book. ((brian loftus)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!///
now lets send things over to demetria to see what's driving people crazy!/// demetria obilor kyle says, "what's the deal with the construction at the durango/cheyen ne intersection?! it looks done, but the cones are still up. " the work happening at the durango/cheyen ne intersection is called the durango hills sewer relief project. work started back in january 2015 and was scheduled to finish up back in december, then
january.but work is still underway. here's what's going on. the city of las vegas says the project was delayed due to an unforeseen utility conflict. the problem has been resolved and everything is expected to be finished by february 13.
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at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > a battle with a warranty company ... could have you question your contract if you have one. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen explains why you might still have to fork over money.. when problems arise.///
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and that's what happened to your breakfast croissant. and yours? it survived. share it with yourself. freshlycracked egg with ham and bacon,or sausage, get two breakfast croissants forfour bucks. > cliven bundy behind bars... arrested after he touched down in oregon... what we know about his arrest this morning...and the latest on
and authorities. kirsten joyce > plus... police say a woman shoots her boyfriend dead.. the reason she may not face charges. brian loftus > and... it is the end of an era.. tonight's final performances of the longest running show on the strip./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. this morning.. 2 well-known nevadans are in oregon.. as tensions rise in the wildlife refuge stand- off. assemblywoman michelle fiore is in burns.. while rancher cliven bundy.. is in an oregon jail. ((brian loftus)) the fbi took him into custody.. right after his plane touched down in portland. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is in the newsroom with what led up the arrest... and the on- going controversy in oregon. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) brian,
records show bundy was booked into jail just before 11- last night... but it's not clear... why the rancher was arrested in the first place. but we are hearing it could be connected to charges stemming from 2014. bundy's arrest is the latest event to unfold in the on-going federal lands stand-off in oregon. yesterday... the f-b-i says it moved to contain the last few occupiers of an oregon wildlife refuge who were part of a protest that began more than a month ago over federal land policy. the scene played out last night via an open phone line being livestreamed on the internet by an acquaintance of one of the occupiers. yesterday... nevada assembly woman michelle fiore traveled to oregon to help peacefully end the 40-day occupation. here she is... pleading with the last four occupiers to surrender: ((michelle fiore: if you walk out there, without firearms, i will meet you wherever they take you. i need you to stay alive, ok, the only way, listen to me.
you will see the light of day.)) ((michael stevens)) the four holdouts were the last remnants of an armed group that seized the malheur national wildlife refuge in eastern oregon on january 2nd to oppose federal land-use policies. one of the occupiers says he spoke with the fbi and that he and three other holdouts will turn themselves in at a nearby fbi checkpoint at 8-this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... cliven is not the only bundy behind bars correct? ((michael stevens)) kirsten... that's right. bundy's son ammon was also arrested at the end january. he was considered the leader of the refuge occupation. ammon's brother, another occupier.. was arrested with him. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating an apparent domestic violence that turned deadly. this happened last night at a home near 215 and lone mountain. multiple calls to 9-1-1 were made when neighbors say they heard arguing and a single gunshot. officers say a woman shot her
investigators are trying to determine whether the shot was fired in front, or behind, the man. the results could determine whether charges are filed. if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) > metro police say an illegal marijuana grow and possible delivery operation... could have increased crime in the valley. ((brian loftus)) yesterday... 8 news now cameras got the exclusive look inside the home near pecos and hacienda... where more than 100- plants and a complex grow operation were found. metro police say the drugs have a street value of up to 300- grand and the equipment is worth 15 to 20- thousand dollars. investigators believe it could all be linked to an illegal drug delivery service. police say those customers are becoming victims of crimes like robberies, burglaries and identity theft since the services ask for personal information. ( (((sgt. craig lousignont/metro police: the criminals are growing this product using drugs and pesticides that aren't acceptable and then they're selling them on different websites to legitimate customers who think that it's a legitimate
((brian loftus)) police say one of the best ways for a medical marijuana patient to make sure they're using a legal dispensary - is to confirm that the place has a storefront./// ((brian loftus)) > the curtains tonight... on the strip's most iconic and longest running show. ((kirsten joyce)) we are talking about
jubilee at bally's. nearly 100- showgirls in their glitzy costumes shimmy across the stage with their feather headdresses in true las vegas fashion. jubilee debuted in 19- 81... bally's is now currently exploring a new showgirl production and will announce more developments in the coming months./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
but not too cold. we hit those 70s yesterday, but no record high of 75. we were just shy of that by a couple degrees. in fact, we've hit 73 for the last three days. ............ occasional high clouds have been slipping in and out of our skies... like you see right now from our molasky family camera...but we'll have plenty of sunshine today! .............. temps are in the cool 40s right
federal investigators say some police officers would stop people and arrest them without cause -- and use unreasonable force -- to generate city revenue. the doj spent months negotiating with the city -- to reform the police department and court system. but council members changed those terms that modified deadlines -- fees -- and waters down staffing requirements./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash at flamingo by the palms isn't a big deal. one of our crews is head to alexander near lamb after a car rolled over. < > back to you!
might sound like a good idea.. but it might not pay off in the long run when you read the fine print... ((brian loftus)) 8 on your side's michelle mortensen looks at the verbiage companies add... to get them off the hook. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... from toilette paper... to a vampire breast lift??? the ridiculously expensive things in this year's oscars gift bag that make you say, "huh?"///
but the warranty company said no. ((kirsten joyce)) michelle mortensen uncovered the reason why. ((michelle mortensen)) we get these complaints a lot. people buy home warranties and think they're a get out of jail free card. but that's not how it always works. there's lots of restrictions. and even if you do get a replacement ... it might not be what you think it is. your water heater might just be the least talked about item in your home.... unless it stops working. ((we had a problem with um abnormal color coming out of our faucet it was brownish orange color. )) sarahetta thompson's water heater first went on the fritz in 2011. back then her home warranty company offered to replace it for her ... and it only cost her $55. but fast forward to the end of 2015 ....and the gross colored water was back. ((so i called and i requested a service call)) once again she needed a new water heater ... but this time...
difference? well ... to 2011. ((they installed a 2004 water heater in 2011 )) yep ... they gave her a much older model when they offered that practically free replacement. sarahetta turned to 8 on your side seeking justice ... but when we looked over the contract ... justice had been served. the fine print spelled out everything. the company contractually didn't have to replace anything in her home with something new ... just something "similar" and the contract strictly states the company has sole discretion in everything. ((sarhetta: so basically they aren't responsible for much)) sarahetta ended up buying a new water heater ... but as a concession ... the home warranty did chip in $500. ((what do you think of home warranties now? well i canceled this one and i'm not getting another .. so that's what i think (laughs) )) ((michelle mortensen)) the take away here is ... if you invest in a home warranty company .. research the one you pick and
you'll lower the risk for surprises ... and disappointments .. if you do. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you have a consumer problem.. call michelle on the hotline at (702) 650-1907./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk warm and dry for the west and the trend is continuing as we roll into normally a chilly holiday weekend for everyone and a big ski weekend for the west! ............. maybe you're getting the itch to ski or snowboard? use our ski report on las vegas now dot com. it's like spring skiing in february! but we'll cool down again and hopefully get some more good snow storms to keep the snowpack building across the west. .................. warmer than normal temps will make for spring skiing rather
resorts in the west... while the east stays really cold. ............ high pressure is still in place but some high level moisture is spilling over the ridge into nevada and california. even some light showers up into northern california while cold air plunges into the east and more on the way this weekend. .......... cold snow across the great lakes and more cold air is coming for the eastern half of the country as the ridge holds strong in the west through the weekend and to next wee................ our way to another sunny and tra mild dait 70s! we'lleck out the weather now ekend forecast straight ead.metria, how are theoads this morning? demetria obilor < > < >
there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor,
burger? no problem... want a hot dog instead? then you can have it your way... because that's what burger king will be serving up for the first time later this month. one executive calls it the biggest launch since the 70s.. when the company introduced its first chicken sandwich. there will be two types of dogs available.. a classic grilled version.. and a chili-cheese dog./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
in the east with the sun up and shining this morning! ............. temps right now around the valley are falling into the 40s with light winds. .................. great hiking and biking weather these springlike days... so take advantage of them with short sleeves and shorts. eventually. the mountains will reach near 60 degrees and laughlin at 80 by the afternoon. ............ high pressure is still in place but some high level moisture is
nevada and california. even some light showers up into northern california while cold air plunges into the east and more on the way this weekend. .......... temps will stay extra mild for us through the weekend and into next week! back to you! ((brian loftus)) > the two democratic presidential candidates will go head-to-head in their sixth debate tonight. ((kirsten joyce)) hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in milwaukee.. just two days after sanders beat clinton in the new hampshire primary. next week.. both candidates will be in nevada for a town hall meeting. our democratic caucus is next saturday./// ((brian loftus)) > two republican candidates are dropping out of the race. new jersey governor chris christie and former h-p c-e-o
campaigns yesterday. christie finished sixth in the new hampshire primary. fiorina finished seventh./// ((brian loftus)) > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash in north las vegas at craig and north bruce. crash in henderson at sunset and stephanie. stephanie street bridge is closed through april. delays in north las vegas on southbound i-15 at lake mead. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > they may not walk away with the award.. but the oscar nominees will still have some swag. ((brian loftus)) the luxury items.. being given out in this year's
and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
> the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 214 points. yesterday it finished down 99 points and the nasdaq was up 14./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the mob museum is celebrating its fourth anniversary on this valentine's day.. to mark the occasion.. it's offering free admission for locals on sunday. and on saturday.. they're hosting a blood drive.. anyone who donates will receive 1 free ticket that you can use anytime this year. the mob museum will also have the tommy guns used and new ballistics evidence displayed together for the first time since al capone's saint valentine's day massacre in 1929./// ((brian loftus)) > don't feel an oscar this year... they're still taking home a pretty cool swag bag. this year's oscars gift bag is worth a record setting 200- grand in gifts! on the high-end, items such as a 10-day, first-
unlimited audi car rentals from silvercar... less expensive items include a haze dual v3 vaporizer, which retails for about 250- bucks. but the most interesting
item might be the voucher for the "vampire breast lift"--a new hollywood must have. also on the long list of high-priced items... toilet paper... said to be the most soothing and absorbent available./// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///