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after the death of cuba's former communist dictator .. the very latest on the passing of fidel castro. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... thousands of folks heading out the door .. after spending the holiday in the valley ... a look at the roads as people head home and back to work. ((brian loftus)) >> and... the s just yet! we're live at zappos headquarters .. with a look at how they handle cyber monday. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. cuba is observing 9 days of national mourning following the death of former cuban dictator fidel castro.
age of 90 .. castro had been in poor health since he nearly died of an intestinal illness about a decade ago. >> 8 news now reporter nia wong joins us in studio with a look at the reaction to castro's passing. nia? ((nia wong)) >> brian and kirsten. today schools and government offices in cuba are closed. but depending on where you go....reactions about the cuban leader are mixed. >> we're told there's going to be an major outpouring today in havana's revolution plaza to pay tribute to fidel castro. it's there were people can sign a book of condolences. planned in the square on tuesday. after fidel took control in 1959...he gained many critics throughout the world and thousands of cubans fled to miami. in little havana...there were different emotions this weekend. more remorseful than reverant. many in miami considered fidel a brutal dictator. now that he's gone...cuban-ame ricans are hopeful for the future. ((yvonne rodriguez/cuban- american: we are extremely curious, we love the culture and we fell in love with cuba without even going there." )) ((nia wong))
been in charge.. cuba remains a communist nation. this wednesday cuban exiles in miami will rally to demand freedom and democratic changes in cuba. ((nia wong)) >> the feeling is no different from the cuban-americans here in the valley that we spoke with this weekend. we'll hear from them in the next half hour. brian and kirsten. ((kirsten joyce)) >> nia.. do we know anything about funeral arrangements just yet? ((nia wong)) >> fidel castro's body was cremated over the weekend .. and his ashes will be laid to rest on sunday in santiago .. the same city where he launched his revolution nearl5 kirsten. sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) --snow at mt charleston's mary jane falls --provided by christina gannon --lee canyon hoping to open in early december/// ((sherry swensk)) quite a change over the weekend...
around a while. ................. cloudy skies. if we didn't have the clouds, temps would be dropping to chillier 30s. .............. there are some breezes and the clouds are pulling in some light showers into clark county... and some snow falling in the mountains. ............... around town most areas in the 40s right now... and some light showers moving
thanksgiving. officers released this sketch-- he's described as an older male .. thin .. with either white or salt and pepper hair. he was last seen wearing black jeans and a blue t-shirt. investigators say the man approached an 8 year old girl and her younger brother while they were playing outside at an apartment complex near lake mead and buffalo. police say the man told the little boy to go home .. and that's when he sexually assaulted the girl. if you have any information, please call crimestoppers immediately./// ((kirsten joyce)) ask the sheriff questions from the viewers in our morning cup of joe segment in the 6am hour. to submit a question... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss" section./// ((brian loftus)) more lane closures along the i-15 ((kirsten joyce)) >> where you can expect constructions delays, coming up, in "what's driving you crazy?" ((michael stevens)) > ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
((kirsten joyce)) >> if you didn't max out your credit cards on black friday... good... because more deals are on the way. ((brian loftus)) >> today... is cyber monday... and our michael stevens is live inside the online retailer zappos... with the craziness taking place. hey michael? ((micl zappos is known for creating fun and a little weirdness, and this cyber monday will be no different at zappos headquarters. we will also have an on-campus adoption event in support of our second annual home for the #pawlidayz campaign, a nation-wide effort to rescue 9,000 cats and dogs this
the clouds on the horizon. skies are mostly covered and we'll keep clouds around for most of the day. ....... but if we didn't have the clouds they'd be dropping to chillier 30s.... which they should by tonight and many nights this week. so go ahead and cover pipes and make sure sprinklers are set for daytime watering. ..............
county and through the valley... with light snow falling in the mountains. ............... snow levels down to 4000 feet in the spring mountains with maybe a couple of inches by the end of the day. ............ highs today in the mid to upper 50s today... then cooleb 60 by sunday. thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads. back to you! ((brian loftus)) unr is now looking for a
((kirsten joyce)) >> the school announced they are mutually parting ways with brian polian. he's been with the team for 4 seasons .. and still had one more year left on his initial 5 year contract. polian had a 23-27 overall record and never finished above 500 in the mountain west conference. the wolfpack finished 5 and 7 this season.. polian replaced hall of fame coach chris ault who returned after the 2012 season./// ((brian loftus)) that surprise announcement came just one day after the big rivalry game, in wh unlv 45 to 10. the two went head to head saturday at sam boyd stadium .. this was unlv's second largest submission to the wolf pack in the past 2 decades. the fremont canon now up in reno .. the reno gazette journal posted these photos of the unr seniors painting blue over the rebel red yesterday. the fremont cannon is 46 years old .. and college football's largest and most expensive trophy. it weighs 545 pounds and cost about 10 grand to build.///
now good day... a valley man falls victims to cyber security fraud ... ((brian loftus)) >> 8 on your side's michelle mortensen gets back nearly 90- thousand dollars... even though he should've been on the hook for it. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck! ((brian loftus))
((kirsten joyce)) >> keep an eyn statements-- if someone finds a way to access your accounts .. it could cost you... big time. ((brian loftus)) >> consumer advocate michelle mortensen tells us how a cyber security threat almost cost a man his home. ((bill -- i just want to be let off the merry go round )) ((michelle mortensen)) a merry-go-round. that's how bill marshall describes the cyber security fraud that plagued him for more than a year. in july 2015 ... someone gained access to his checking and home equity account numbers ... and created an online profile for both. something bill says he
((bill: i like my paper statements )) ((michelle mortensen)) but all of a sudden bill's paper statements stopped... and because he didn't use the accounts .. he didn't think it was odd. that's why bill claims he never knew someone took 86 thousand dollars from his home equity line of credit. he discovered it 91 days after the money was taken .. and immediately reported it to his bank expecting to be made whole. but wasn't. ((bill: it was kinda like getting punched in the stomach. )) ((michelle mortensen)) state and federal law report fraud within 60 days to not be liable for the charges. bill reported it 31 days too late. he was on the hook for it all. ((bill: it makes you feel violated .. id' rather have someone break in through my door at least then you have a fighting chance. )) ((michelle mortensen)) bill did fight back as best he could. he turned to metro and the f-b-i ... but for months nothing happend and cases were close. so on a wing and a prayer he turned to 8 on your side ((bill:i was praying every day. ))
turns out all 86 thousand dollars were used by a man in california to buy bars of gold. but even with that evidence ... the bank told me repeatedly ... they weren't going to make any refunds. but then out-of-the-blue ... days after my conversations with the bank p-r team ... everything changed. the bank refunded him every dime stolen from him. ((bill: i owe nothing -- you owe nothing -- my line of credit is back where it was at -- you own this house again -- yes. )) ((michelle mortensen)) why the change of heart? the bank sent me this explanation ... ... and they just chose to write it off. it wasn't much of an answer ... but it was an answer bill was very satisfied with. ((bill yes i'm thankfull ... thank god./// 41: it took a lot of pressure off )) he has his home. he has his money ... because he had 8 on his side he's finally off the merry go round. i'm michelle mortensen./// demetria, what's driving people crazy?
through december 9. the state says this project will widen a 5-mile strech of highway from four to six travel lanes. crews will also widen and four overpass structures at range road and the union pacific railroad tracks. construction should wrap up in early 2018. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can wri com. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) the mayor of las vegas answering your questions ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> mayor carolyn goodman heads from our viewers .. coming up in today's monday mornings with the mayors./// ((kirsten joyce))
>> plus... grab your jacket and scarf . and crank up the heat .. sherry looks at just how low the temps will drop .. and if the winds will finally calm down. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... deals, deals and more deals! we're live from zappos headquarters.. as people head online for cyber monday. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. this morning schools and government offices are closed in cuba today .. in observance of the country's former dictator fidel castro. ((kirsten joyce)) >> he died over the weekend at the age of 90 .. after a communist ruling for nearly 50 years. ((brian loftus)) as 8 news now reporter nia wong reports.. both cubans and cuban- americans are now hopeful .. that a new era will begin. good morning, nia.
fidel's brother raul announced fidel's body was cremated on saturday. his ashes will be laid to rest this sunday in santiago. that's the same city fidel launched in revolution back in 1959. >> fidel castro's brother raul has been acting as president for the last decade. even though he's upheld many of fidel's ideologies....we have seen change under him. it's under raul where we've seen relations warm between america and the island nation just 90 miles south of florida. while cuba observes 9 days of -americans are celebrating. the latest u-s census says there are 20-thousand cuban americans in the valley. fidel romero was one of them at the florida cafe cuban bar and grill... watching news of fidel's death this weekend. ((fidel romero/cuban- american: "it's a very touching moment. it's very emotional and we hope that this is a beginning to a real movement for cuba to take it back and the freedom we've always been struggling and tried to accomplish" ))
we spoke to in the valley. some say they're open to traveling to the country. a public rally is scheduled this wednesday in havana's revolution square for those mourning fidel's death. ((nia wong)) >> many cubans say they're hopeful this could bring further change to the thawing relations between the u-s and cuba. president obama just struck a deal with the country to reopen diplomatic relations after more than 50 years. live in the studio. nia wong 8 news now./// ((brian loftus)) thanks, nia. back here at home .. if you've got to go to the dmv, be prepared to wait. ((kirsten joyce)) tuesday after thanksgiving are typically their busiest days of the year. --- and to add to the wait times... the sahara dmv location is expected to close this saturday for two weeks. the new office will open next door to the old one... monday, december 19th. the d-m-v director says to avoid the long wait times... you can handle most of your business online or book an appointment.///
cool temps this morning - and cloudy skies. if we didn't have the clouds, temps would be dropping to chillier 30s. .............. there are some breezes and the clouds are pulling in some light showers into clark county... and some snow falling in the mountains. ............... around town most areas in the 40s right now... and some light showers moving into the far north valley neighborhoods. ............ snow up in the spring mountains and snow levels down to 4000 feet. maybe ao ............ highs today in the upper 50s. demetria, how are the
different at zappos headquarters. we l adoption event in support of our second annual home for the #pawlidayz campaign, a nation-wide effort to rescue 9,000 cats and dogs this holiday season. finally, we will have tons of fun activities to thank our employees for their hard work on our busiest day of the year. ((kirsten joyce))
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for the casa foundation. ((brian loftus)) >> the dealership wants to fill up as many of the fiats as they can. you can stop by to make a donation through wednesday./// sherry how's the weather today? demetria, how are the roads? ((sherry swensk)) quite a cloudy picture and feeling like the holidays this morning. .............. some breezes and the clouds are pulling in some light showers into clark county... and some snow falling in the mountains. ............... around town most areas in the 40s right now... and some light showers moving into the far north valley neighborhoods.
coverage of fidel castro's death from cuba. we'll look at funeral preparations and what this means for u-s relations with the country. and the michigan man who survived the belgi studio 57. how sebastien bellin learned to walk again. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven.)) /// ((brian loftus)) we hear from our southern
that hang out around the trash cans waiting for a cigarette butt or a half of beer in a cup? looks really bad for the city." mayor carolyn goodman: we're doing our best all the time. the reality is with the buskers and those who are performing, we have a lot of first ammendment rights. we've tried it in years past. this is a problem all over the country. and especially in the west but we're doing our best. we have cleanup all the time but more importantly we have metro staff are on as well. and so it's looking up but i can't tell you everything is going to be perfect but we're working on it all the time. ((brian loftus)) kirsten, you almost have a part 2 of this question. ((kirsten joyce)) charity says she thinks the problem is getting in worse and wants to know what services are available to them. mayor carolyn goodman: we have our non profits
everyone is working so hard. we also have a stand down twice a year at cashman center, where we try to get our homeless placed and get them food, get them back into training, getting them back into a positive life. as you know, we are the second city in the country to have functional zero for our veterans which meant every veteran that wanted a bed and place to be, we had it. of course, we had some that still don't want to ce volunteer staff that's out there all the time working so hard to help the homeless get a life. ((brian loftus)) thanks for those answers and the questions. now anne dye asks:"why do we keep encouraging so much building? isn't anyone concerned about our lack of water?" mayor carolyn goodman: you are so right! i want you to know we just got rid of all of our sod and extra water absorbing property
system. but the reality is i think we're in pretty good shape, the head of the water district has said with our storage and our backup and the adjoining states owe us that we share the colorado river with- that we are in good shape. the building is part of becoming a vibrant, world class city and we have to do it carefully and we have to make sure that the builders and developers are good job. ((kirsten joyce)) , the problem is rats ... the viewer wants to know what are we doing about rats? mayor carolyn goodman: do you know, back when they built.. i'm going to go back 25 years when they built spanish trails, they brought in all those palm trees from other parts of the country, i would assume the southwest. that was
easily. pest control, our health dept certainly a couple of areas i would call, if you don't have pest control, i would make sure you sign up for it. we have traps on our property and we've lived in the same place 40 years now. they come in with the palm trees and the new growth. ((brian loftus)) new arrivals- they've only before that, it was rat free! mayor carolyn goodman: we're going into the 3rd generation now. ((brian loftus)) they're new to the city! hopefully they don't stay long, that's the key! we always enjoy spending time with you mayor. mayor carolyn goodman: i just love being with you both, you do such a great job keeping us informed, make us look good, look at these gorgeous socks, we have beautiful shoes! you are 2 of the best dressed i've ever seen. we really are so proud of what you do.
look at these, that'll wake you up! laughs you can submit your questions for the mayors on lasvegasnow.com just click the banner on the right side of the page. thanks mayor.//// ((sherry swensk)) cool temps this morning - and cloudy skies. if we didn't have the clouds, temps would be dropping there are some breezes and the clouds are pulling in some light showers into clark county... and some snow falling in the mountains. .................... snow up in the spring mountains and snow levels down to 4000 feet. maybe a couple of inches.
today after the thanksgiving holiday.. but not really doing much since it's cyber monday. according to a retail- me- not survey, 94- percent say they plan to shop for about 4 hours while on the clock today. apparently, saving money is worth it .. because nearly a quarter said they'd be willing to get caught
((brian loftus)) show us some of the awsome deals you've scored for black friday and cyber monday! upload a pic under the contest tab on our facebook page. up to 8 viewers will win an 8 new now mug each week./// ((demetria obilor)) and a post black friday scene at a nike outlet in tulalip, washington is trending this morning.. this is what it looked like beforehand... and this is what it lk the store. people posted pics and videos on social media showing just a sea of orange boxes. nike believes about 20- thousand people passed through the store between 8 pm thursday and 10 pm friday./// thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday, november 28th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect trump denounces plans to recount the vote in three states. hillary clinton's campaign is now backing t wisconsin, after conceding the election. >> cuba mourns the loss of a leader while miami cheers the death of a dictator. charlie's in havana. he takes a look at how fidel castro's death could change cuba and its relationship with the u.s. and cyber monday warning for shoppers who use their smartphones. how it can open up your information to criminals. >> but we begin with today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds.