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((01:44:32 "one of the most important things is working on the mindset. the confidence to to fight back." 44:35)) ((denise valdez)) the tips from experts on how to stay safe on the street. ((dave courvoisier)) plus.. a pair of burglars... responsible for dozens of crimes. what's being offered for information leading to an arrest. ((denise valdez)) and an unexepected sight... behind bars. ((magnolia drew/corrections officer: it's a different way of policing.)) ((denise valdez)) the surprising results officers are seeing... with inmates working on their zen./// < this is breaking news from 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) > metro police are on scene of a barricade situation right now. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. valdez in for paula. it all started just before 10 tonight... at an apartment complex near maryland and desert inn. police have not given us any details yet... but several patrol cars and swat vehicles are at the scene. we'll bring you the latest information as it becomes available... online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) > another
a brazen thief caught on camera...tries to steal a woman's purse. ((denise valdez)) 8 news now's mauricio marin joins us live near sahara & eastern about what really concerns them about this case. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) the purse snatch happened at this fast food restaurant in broad day light. police say the suspect in the surveillance video is believed to also be connected to other thefts in the area. so they really want to put him behind bars. tonight---we spoke with some folks who have a warning for criminals---don't mess with us. ((mauricio marin)) it looks just like another quiet day inside a fast food restaurant. except metro police say this man steal. authorities say he tried swiping this woman's purse while she was restroom. but the suspect got a big surprise---the petite women wasn't having it. and puts up a fight. knocking the suspect to the ground....until she finally gets her wallet back. and the suspect takes off. ((melissa thiel/takes bus to work: "i think about being an
big" )) ((mauricio marin)) it's something melissa thiel worries about. getting her purse stolen walking to the bus stop each night. it's a concern chief instructor jesse pino hears more about at quest a-t-a martial arts. ((jesse pino/quest ata martial arts, chief instructor: "whether it's right to the nose right to the throat or through the eye with your finger tips. i think these are all super effective." )) ((mauricio marin)) the instructor teaches his students to protect themselves as best they can. ((kim bantum/mother "as a mother you have kids you're carrying a lot of things you're worried more about your kids than your surroundings." )) ((mauricio marin)) bantum hopes she never hopes to be in a freighting situation like this woman in the surveillance video. but is glad she's learning to defend herself. as for thiel...she hopes the purse snatcher in the video gets caught soon. and says if someone tried stealing her bag...she'd try to put up a fight too. ((melissa thiel/takes bus to work: "i'm not going to let them to the best of my ability just take off with my stuff.")) ((mauricio marin)) police say in this case---it's fortunate the victim did not get seriously hurt. authorities caution people.. your life is more precious than
for a better look at the video---head over to las- vegas-now-dot- com. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) mauricio...do we have a description of the suspect? ((mauricio marin)) the video shows a man inside the restaurant came to help her and that's when the suspect took off. authorities believe the suspect is in his early to mid 30's. about five-feet 9 inches tall. and about 180- pounds. authorities ask you to call metro police if you know who he back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a recurring burglary spree spans dozens of valley businesses... and police are still searching for the suspects. ((alberto de la paz/frijoles & frescas: "i definitely want them to be caught because there are other people whose businesses are suffering because of that caught." )) a valley business owner wants the men responsible for
metro police say the restaurant "frijoles and frescas" is just one of over 75 businesses these men have targeted in the last three months. police say the suspects in these photos break the glass of the front doors to businesses or get in through drive-through windows in the middle of the night. both of the men have goatees or beards and wear hoodies. if you know who they are---call metro police or crimestoppers. a one-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspects./// ((denise valdez)) > 41 days after an armed standoff began at an oregon wildlife refuge... it has ended peacefully. the four remaining occupants surrendered to police this afternoon... and will face felony charges in court tomorrow. the nearly six week showdown close... just hours after federal officials arrested bunkerville rancher cliven bundy... when he landed in portland. court sketches give us a glimpse inside a federal courtroom in portland... where he faced a judge for the first time. his arrest... came as a surprise to bundy's
((briana bundy/cliven bundy's daughter in law: "we've seen the charges -- they all seem pretty much like nonsense to us. but you know. that's about the only reaction we have.")) ((denise valdez)) bundy and his followers do not recognize the authority of the federal government. they believe in local and state control... and cliven and his sons have called for the return of federal land to the people./// ((denise valdez)) > assemblywoman michele fiore was also in oregon while this all unfolded. she told us says cliven did not intend on visiting burns during this trip. ((michele fiore/(r) las vegas: "cliven talked about flying into portland to go visit his sons, to figure out what to do." )) ((denise valdez)) fiore first landed in portland late last night... and communicated with the occupants over the phone. she also requested the fbi take her to the refuge to negotiate a peaceful exit for the members./// ((dave courvoisier)) > inmates in jail in clark county are doing what you probably wouldn't expect....yoga... our cameras are the first ones
vanessa murphy is here with this exclusive story. ((vanessa murphy)) the yoga is part of a program to make sure that if and when the inmates leave jail...they don't return. and it's also about creating a safer environment inside the jail. think - zen. and we're told it's not costing taxpayers a dime. (( )) ((dray gardner/yoga instructor: nice and slow! back down! beautiful.)) ((dray: downward dog.... )) ((dray: kick kick kick )) ((vanessa murphy)) many of these inmates at the clark county detention center.... ((dijon lemmie/inmate: it's peace.)) ((vanessa murphy)) ...are accused of some of the most serious crimes. ((dray: stretch up )) ((vanessa murphy)) like dijon lemmie. ((dijon: i never thought i'd ever be doing yoga ever.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the 19 year old has been locked up for nearly a year. ((dijon: bad decisions.... )) ((vanessa murphy)) he's accused of armed robbery and is awaiting trial. ((dijon: i have really changed since i been in here. i can honestly say that.)) ((vanessa murphy)) dijon is one of 148 inmates in a program which started last july. sot ((lt.
detention center: it helps them change their mindset, help them calm down, help them think what is it really about being a normal adult? )) ((vanessa murphy)) through the direct inmate supervision philosophy... ((dray: inhale as you rise....(ah) )) ((vanessa murphy)) inmates have more freedom and privileges like yoga classes they've earned through good behavior.... ((magnolia drew/corrections officer: it's a different way of policing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) staff here says there's been a 70-percent reduction in house discipline.... and it's not costing taxpayers a dime. ((dray: it's the other way, brotha, perfect.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the yoga mats are donated....and instructor dray gardner volunteers. ((dray: we're all the same really and each one of us is one bad decision away from you know that situation, so i really feel compelled to let them know that you know you are not your past and we can build through this once we get past this.)) ((dijon: somebody get in trouble, you steer em in the right direction, you give them the right classes, proper tools, i think that'll help build em under and understand. some people just don't understand. it's lack of knowledge...)) ((vanessa murphy)) there are
((dray: breathe )) ((dijon: i'm really happy man. i'm happy for this stuff. cause i didn't think nothing like this existed. (laughs) i like it.)) ((vanessa like dijon - ((dray: stay amazing, brothers.... ((vanessa murphy)) when or if they leave - ....clapping )) ((vanessa murphy)) to become productive members of society. ((dray: keep doing yall work )) ((vanessa murphy)) this program is in the early stages....it started in july. the hope is to expand it for more inmates and now staff is working to get it started with women inside the jail.// music ((denise valdez)) > democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders faced off for the first time since new hampshire voters handed sanders a landslide victory. marlie hall is in wisconsin with the takeaways from tonight's
: > hillary clinton challenged bernie sanders - calling some of his policies unrealistic.like healthcare: clinton: you need to level with people /// the numbers don't add up. sanders: that is just inaccurate . here is the reality folks. there is one major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people. a new national poll shows clinton and sanders are neck-and-neck... and appealing to minority voters to break the tie. we have got to make sure local police forces look the communities they serve there are other racial discrepancies - really, systemic racism in this state and others - in education, in employment. ((marlie hall, cbs news, milwaukee, wi)) this debate follows a nail- biter finish in iowa and a blowout in new hampshire....puttin g a sharper focus on the nevada caucus and the south carolina primary later this month. both candidates were asked about women voters - but said their appeal goes beyond the gender divide: "i am not asking people to vote for me because i am a
qualified experienced person." "i think a sanders victory would of some historic significance as well." some are predicting this robust race for the nomination could go all the way to the convention. wisconsin./// ((denise valdez)) > a democratic watch party was held for the debate at unlv.. and students say both candidates are making waves with them... are focusing on. ((briana knowles - unlv student i think they are aware the youth vote is one of the most powerful votes right now. so i think they're trying to get more of what the students want right now like debt, the affordability of college, things like that.)) organizers of the watch party stressed the significance of involving younger voters... saying it's a way for students to better understand what each candidate stands for. one professor we spoke with says based on his conversations with students... nevada is still undecided when candidate.
tonight was the culinary union's political director. culinary represents 57- thousand workers on the strip.. and has major pull in elections.. but has not endorsed a presidential candidate yet./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the republicans will be holding their next debate on saturday night right here on cbs... starting at 6 o'clock. it will be from greenville, south carolina and this will be the first debate with just five of them on the stage. we will also have a special edition of "politics now" immediately following the debate with analysis.. and how it impacts the nevada caucuses./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online. we'll bring you the latest polling results as they happen./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a local vet... denied critical pain meds ((denise valdez)) who is keeping him from the medical marijuana needed to cope with anxiety... and the changes on the horizon that could help vets in similar situations. ((dave courvoisier)) zion national park... in need of tens of millions of dollars. what the added funds will go towards... in an effort to improve the
...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.
medical marijuana to help with anxiety... is now being denied the pain medication. 63-year-old mike potter says his doctors never had a problem with the drug. that is until the v-a put it's foot down last week... demanding he stop using the marijuana... or get cut off from the morphine and hydrocodone he's been given for managing other pain. the marine says it's not fair to make him choose between quitting marijuana... or paying out of pocket for a doctor outside the v-a: (( mike potter/veteran: "i don't want to stop with the marijuana because it helps me with so many other problems, they're dealing with the pain with the opiates...well i've got other problems, with anxiety and panic attacks and the marijuana helps me sleep.")) ((denise valdez)) no word yet on why the v-a has made the sudden policy change. but moves are being made in congress. representative joe heck is co- sponsor of a house bill that would allow v-a doctors to discuss medical marijuana with their patients./// ((dave courvoisier)) > a greatly- needed service is making it easier for families of
loved ones in need. (( brian gawne//fisher house foundation - you think of the families that traveled 50, 60, 70 100 miles to be here, this gives them the opportunity to stay just a few yards away from their loved ones that are receiving treatment.)) nevada's first "fisher house" opened this morning at the va hospital near the 215 and pecos. governor brian sandoval was on hand along with other people who made this happen. i was honored to be em-cee. the fisher house foundation builds houses for veterans or military families in need of a place to stay, while supporting their loved ones. this house has room for 16 families at once... who can stay there as long as they need... free of charge./// ((denise valdez)) >the curtain came down for the final time tonight on one of the most well known shows in las vegas" jubilee. the show opened in july of 19-81. so it closes a few months short of it's 35- th anniversary. the show at bally's featured showgirls .. and old vegas style costumes. the company says a new show featuring showgirls is being contemplated./// ((dave courvoisier)) > much
park will soon get underway. the record number of tourists visiting last year brought added in wear and tear to the area. in all... the park now needs close to 70- million dollars in repairs.. that's 8 million more than last year. the added funding is needed to fix roads and bridges... as well as campgrounds and trails./// ((tedd florendo)) staying nice this afternoon and evening with 70's by late day. some high clouds around but staying dry. winds remain calm at least for the las vegas valley and we're slightly warmer than yesterday at this time. we did not reach the record yesterday but we could come close tomorrow ............................... .......... afternoon temps in the 70's all over the valley with the warmer
we're lower in elevation and slightly milder. cool up in mount charleston and mild in the northwest part of the valley and foothills. ............................... ........... regional temps in the mid 70's at this hour and near 80 this afternoon in pahrump and mild in laughlin late day. cooler in the central basin and warmer in death valley. ............................... .............. so warm in the southwest. complete opposite where that dip in the jetstream has developed. teens this afternoon in the twin cities and chicago. expecting near 0 temps out there. cold all the way to atlanta even and the east coast. ............................... ................. valentines forecast looks good as of now. 72 for the high and 10 above average. there will however be some gusts developing so could be breezy at times. ............................... .............. high pressure still holding through, but slightly sagging more south. rain has developed now over that ridge into the washington and oregon with plenty of clouds. their sunshine was brief.
north but could see some of these thinner cloud head over and give us a glancing blow. staying dry though again. ............................... .................. tonight 46 for the low and cool. mostly clear with winds staying less than 10 mph. tomorrow expect a high of 75 nice an sunny with possible record tying temps tomorrow. that record was set back in 1954. ............................... ............... here's your saturday forecast for recreation. 60 on mount charleston, sunny and cool with red rock near 70. should be a good hiking day. lake mead warmer in the high 70's. warm and nice with some breezes expected. ............................... ........... extended forecast shows plenty of 70's still through next week. by midweek we could see more clouds and possible showers on thursday along with breezy winds. ))))
men looking for ways to impress that special someone this valentines day... good luck topping this guy. meet patrick sullivan. his wife typically asks for small gifts for the holiday... but this year... he went big. he surprised patty with the billboard this week. it reads... pat and patty forever... 27 years and counting...
his secret for a lastingbuysome time in oakland, which buys time for las vegas to get a stadium built. also... mountain west teams have figured out the rebels. it's crazy how this season is a mirror of last year. we'll take a look. > plus... a look back, it's been one year since the passing of jerry tarkanian. we'll rewind to february 2015. that and more coming up next here on channel 8 "from 8 news now, this is sports
millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. ((chris maathuis)) good evening and welcome to this sports special...
it's hard to believe the runnin' rebels only play six more games before the mountain west tourney tips off here in vegas. the rebels have shot themselves into another precarious situation having to win the league tourney again to get a sniff at the big dance. unlv is now 14- 11, 4-7 in league play... with six to go, if they win em all, they'll surpass last years' win total by two games. remember last year the rebs
league play. it'll be a lofty goal to win the next six... maybe they settle for 4, tying last year's mark. because settling is something todd simon has seen to often with this team and opponents are catching on. todd simon/unlv interim head coach: "the nature of how they defended us was giving us open shots and we were falling for those open shots rather then dictate what we really wanted and when those three's are falling it looks like a million bucks, but when they're not it looks like we're flat. " we'll find out if the rebels attack or settle on saturday when they host colorado state at 7. ((chris maathuis)) there are some nfl players who just seem to have played forever. one of those is former unlv rebel keenan mccardell, who played 17 years in the league and along the way played in a pair of super bowls. this video from the early 90's. he had a terrific career here in las vegas and in the nfl and now he wants to share his wisdom... if rebel coach tony sanchez will give him a call. keenan mccardell/former unlv rebel: "i would love to i'm a
talk to those guys and let them understand that there's only one way to do it and it's through hard work if he ever wants me to come back and say something to them i will." ((chris maathuis)) when channel 8 caught up with raiders owner mark davis at the super bowl.. he told us, his team would work in vegas. las vegas isn't completely out of the running, but today the raiders signed a lease extension that would keep em in oakland at least through 2016 with 2- one year options to extend. that could still keep the las vegas option alive, because it would take at least until 2020 before a stadium could be built here anyway. ((chris maathuis)) it's the at&t pebble beach pro-am. this is always fun. you get the wanna- be's paired up with legit pga pros. this would be a fun group, bubba watson and mark wahlberg are playing partners on the spyglass course... bubba watching as wahlberg rolls in the long par putt. over on 10, we've got ya show ya a bill murray shot... nobody has more fun at this
justin timberlake and justin rose are teammates... rose might want to trade out his partner... timberlake leaves the par putt short. > ((chris maathuis)) still ahead on this channel 8 sports special... it's been one year since jerry tarkanian passed away. we'll look back with some of his former players and remember what the iconic coach meant to this city and his lasting legacy. "from 8 news now, this is sports
the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. 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
believe , but it's been a year since legendary rebel coach jerry tarkanian passed away. seems like it was
just the other day and he was chompin' on towels or watching games at the mack. but it's been a year since the strip dimmed its lights its honor of the iconic coach. now one year later, we look back at what this man meant to so many. < nats: "i love these kids there incredible group of kids..." all rebel fans and countless others remember the news... that shook las vegas and the basketball world. nats: an outpouring of love for coach.." brad rothermel/former athletic director: "is the person with the most myopic vision of anybody i've known. he could focus on the next game in basketball and had no feeling for anything else that was going on.. it may have been a limitation, but that's also what made him very good." his passing hit hard...
their coach, like a father remembers his son. chris jeter/former rebels: "and if he was alive, still coaching l'd love for a man like jerry tarkanian, to have the opportunity to coach chase jeter and the future children." the tribute and memorial service attended by family, friends and fans will forever be etched in the minds of unlv runnin' rebel fans. voice of robert smith/former rebel: "when i think about his family i think about all the family and players he made us all family made us work hard, but now we look back and we see each other on the street or whatever and we talk about old times" he did and meant so much to so many. he will always be remembered as the coach who literally helped put las vegas on the map. nats music: "and did it his way..." > ((chris maathuis)) > that's all the time we have for tonight's sports special. stephen colbert is next.