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reporter karen castro is live with what she's learned. karen? ((karen castro)) >> police say an ex-couple was fighting over their child when a third person got involved. that's when the confrontation ended in gunfire, leaving neighbors shaken up. ((yanel mercado saw ex-couple fighting: i just heard the loud screaming from the front of our house.)) ((karen castro)) yanel mercado lives across from the woman who police say was fighting over custody with the night. mercado says the argument spilled over to the parking lot. ((yanel mercado saw couple fighting: she was really mad, really upset, really loud and she was asking for her keys back.)) ((karen castro)) mercado recalls hearing the woman go back into her apartment while talking on the phone about the fight she was having with her ex boyfriend. she says she saw the woman go outside once again where they continued to argue... when suddenly another man drove up and got involved. ((yanel mercado saw couple fighting: then i heard the gunshot and i was like, i
((karen castro)) other neighbors also heard a single gunshot. ((cheyenne osburn heard gunshot: even my boyfriend this morning said 'we heard a gunshot last night and somebody lost their life.')) ((karen castro)) metro police say the driver pulled out a small assault rifle from his car before fatally shooting the father... the suspect was last seen taking off in a dark-colored sports car, possibly a dodge challenger. investigators say the ex-couple's child was inside a car at the time of the shooting but was not injured. ((byron bullie saw deadly shooting investigation: it's very shocking because it's like, i got kids too so you know what i me but now, now i know why.)) ((karen castro)) police are not saying if the shooter knows the man and woman... or if he may live at the same apartment complex. as for the ex-couple, neighbors say they have seen them fighting in the past. ((yanel mercado saw couple fighting: i've seen her before arguing with the, with the guy but it wasn't as bad.)) ((karen castro)) >> police say the child present during the shooting is with relatives. last word from investigators, no
news now. /// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks, karen. sadly that wasn't the only homicide keeping metro busy last night. they were also called out on report of a shooting at an apartment complex near the intersection of south rainbow boulevard and robindale road. that's where police say a man exited his apartment... telling them he'd shot his son. inside, they found a man in his 20's shot dead. the father was taken into custody and is reportedly cooperating with the investigation. police say no motive is known at this time./// ((christianne klein)) fading away are d strip. >> last night caesars announced it's launching a paid valet and self-parking initiative ala m-g-m. it'll go into effect in phases, beginning late next month... eventually kicking in at eight of its nine las vegas properties. the rio hotel and casino will be the only caesars property you can still park for free. caesars says complimentary valet will still be available for all total rewards loyalty members rated platinum and above.///
wynn las vegas and encore -- will also begin imposing fees for valet parking starting mid-december. officials there say self-parking will remain free for now. for a look at prices at the various caesars and wynn properties... head to las vegas now dot com and click on "links we mentioned."/// ((christianne klein)) let's get a quick look at the forecast. ((dave courvoisier)) >> for that, we send it over to tedd florendo... who's live on fremont street. tedd florendo ((( chilly morning temps valley neighborhoods as the freeze warning was lifted this morning. temps outside currently in the 50's and below average in the daytime. overnight lows expected to get cold again but
winds stay light thankfully. ................................ ... ............... he'res your hour by hour. chilly conditions through the evening under clear skies. we go from the 50's to the 40's and expect very little wind and little cloud cover. cold by morning again but not enough for a freeze warning. we'll have more on your forecast for this weekend and next week coming up
lawmakers are turning to other states that have dealt with this. colorado has been down this road... and most recently... oregon had to work through it. a few of our lawmakers just returned from portland... to find out what they did to keep people out of the black market. ((patrick walker)) come midnight on january first... it will be legal to light up here in nevada -- if you're 21 or older. but unless you're a medical marijuana cardholder... there's no way to legally obtain pot. state senator tick segerblom nt ((st. sen. tick segerblom/(d) las vegas: "they allowed the existing medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana and as far as we could tell, there's no reason we couldn't do that in nevada.")) ((patrick walker)) the senator's staff is currently drafting a bill that would temporarily allow recreational sales at medical dispensaries. it would simply require dispensaries to charge the additional local and state taxes... somewhere between 15-20 percent... to non-medical cardholders. segerblom says time is criticial... because the state is missing out on revenue. oregon... for example... is collecting 4 million dollars a month. ((st.
think, given our tourist economy, we could double that, so we're looking at close to $100 million in just taxes that we're losing.")) ((patrick walker)) colorado was the first state in the u-s to legalize recreational marijuana. they faced similar problems in the year-plus between voters legalizing pot... and recreational sales beginning. ((adam orens/founding partner, marijuana policy group: "you had a combination of not a lot of stores open, and record demand, it's a pretty simple supply-and-demand equation you had, that saw very, very high prices and the black market was still around.")) ((r started... the state's top regulator estimates legal sales cut sharply into illegal street transactions. ((andrew freedman/director of marijuana coordination, state of colorado: "there was roughly a billion dollars inside the licensed market (in sales), and so logic would tell us that's a billion dollars taken out of black market sales.")) ((patrick walker)) >> the temporary sales model would last until the department of taxation comes out with the licensing regulations for recreational dispensaries. until mid 2018... only existing medical marijuana establishments can apply for a recreational license...
current regulations. after that... new businesses can apply for licenses./// ((dave courvoisier)) it's official -- nevada is getting a recount of a sample of ballots in the presidential race. roque "rocky" de la fuente -- the independent presidential candidate who received less than 1% of the total votes in the general election -- filed for the recount late yesterday afternoon. de la fuente says rather than replicating efforts in wisconsin, pennsylvania and michigan, where green party candidate jill stein has already filed for recounts... he's focusing his efforts here.. election reform." on his website... de la fuente states, quote: "...my only interest is to create a nationwide awareness of the vulnerability of our election system and to do everything possible to assure that your vote counts for the candidate for whom it is cast." end quote./// ((christianne klein)) details are tweet-sized... but the announcement is major: president elect donald trump says he's leaving his business completely... to focus on running the country.
early this morning via twitter. the president elect says he'll be holding a news conference with his children on december 15th to offer more details... but for now... legal documents are being crafted, which would withdraw him from all business operations. >> meantime, trump also revealed a few more members who will make up his cabinet. he picked steve mnuchin (m-noo-chin) for treasury secretary. mnuchin is a former goldman sachs executive and the finance director during trump's presidential campaign. ((steve mnuchin: "our number one priority is going to be the economy, get back to three to four percent growth, we sustainable.")) >> billionaire wilbur ross will also be joining the administration. today the trump transition team announced he will be nominated for commerce secretary./// ((dave courvoisier)) california congresswoman nancy pelosi gets to keep her job. house democrats voted today to retain her as minority leader... 134-63. against ohio congressman tim ryan. pelosi -- who has served as the democratic leader for 14 years
take on president-elect donald trump and republicans who control congress. ((rep. nancy pelosi/(d-ca) minority leader: "i think we're at a time when it's well beyond politics, it's about the character of america.")) democrats say they are expecting a fight on many issues, including obamacare - which pelosi helped push through the house. the new congress gets to work on january 3rd./// ((christianne klein)) a call to action this afternoon... on the steps of the rogers foundation. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the organization... which offers educational opportunities to nevada students through scholarships, grants is asking that schools in southern nevada be granted sanctuary status. president and c-o-o rory reid says since the election of donald trump... many students the foundation seeks to help have lived in fear of being deported... or having loved ones be deported. many students are eligible under daca -- a program the president elect threated to eliminate during his campaign. ((rory reid, president and coo of rogers founation: "specifically, we are asking that these campuses take four simple steps: first, that they refuse to relase data to anyone regarding the immigration status
families.")) ((dave courvoisier)) >> other steps include banning immigration authorites from southern nevada school campuses... providing policies to ensure no changes are made to title ix... and offering counseling to students in need./// ((christianne klein)) city leaders in oakland are doing everything they can to keep the raiders in california... ... and out of vegas. their latest effort, straight ahead./// ((dave courvoisier)) and the death toll rises... as mother nature unleashes a southeast. a look at some of the destruction left by wildfires and tornados, next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader.///
the largest wildfires to hit tennessee in a century are now to blame for at least seven deaths... the destruction of hundreds of homes and buildings... and dozens of injuries. the flames forced the evacuation of more than 14-thousand people from the great smoky mountains tourist city of gatlinburg. more than 400 emergency workers from multiple departments are working on extinguishing the flames and clearing debris -- many of them at it since monday night. there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnell... in the form of rain that's expected to fall throughout the night in the area.// meanwhile, folks in other parts of tennessee and alabama are dealing with a natural disaster of their own. severe weather that struck early this morning has claimed the lives of at least five people there. dozens more have been hospitalized. officials say a tornado ripped through the town of rosalie, alabama early this morning. the tornado was to blame for three of the deaths... and the destruction of power lines and mobile homes -- everything in its path of nearly a mile and a half. two people also were killed by severe weather in tennessee... just southeast of where those
.... neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the 50's and milder for the east part of the valley where we're lower in elevation. while areas to the far west colder and just below freezing this morning and only low 50's this afternoon. ................................ ... .... regional temps also stayed colder for the southern great basin and of course searchlight. cold in the 50's also for mesquite down the colorado river valley to laughlin and death valley where they were milder, but still chilly for this time of year. ................................ ... ......... satellite and radar show some high clouds pushing through but still staying mostly clear. snow in the north part of the stay near ely and elko again along
next trough digs deep in utah and brings another shot of colder air and breezes heading into your weekend. then colder next week from the next system that barrels through as well. ................................ ... ............. tonight expect temps in the mid to high 30's by morning. no freeze warning issued. we'll have mostly clear skies and light winds. the mid 50's under mostly sunny skies. winds remain light for tomorrow as well. .............. ..................... .................... extended forecast shows a slight
((dave courvoisier)) time to check back in with consumer advocate michelle mortensen. if you've got questions about medicare open enrollment... she has the answers. ((christianne klein)) >> she's live with our call 8 phone bank... where experts are answering your medicare questions. michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) the number to call is 650-1101... and joining me now is greg
city leaders in the east bay feel they're taking steps to keep the raiders in oakland. at a closed door meeting council members plotted out the framework on a stadium financing plan. sports director chris maathuis will share the latest, next. ((christianne klein)) >> plus... thieves are targeting your doorstep this holiday season. coming up tonight at six... what you can do to keep your deliveries safe from people
your packages. the valley's news leader will be right back./// ((coming up... nature's fury turns deadly as the southease is devastated by wildfires and twisters. plus, charlotte is on alert after the officer accused of fatally shooting keith scott is not charged. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. ))
raiders owner mark davis has repeatedly told oakland city leaders he's moving his team to las vegas. ((christianne klein)) >> but that hasn't stopped city officials and boosters from trying to put together a deal to keep the nfl franchise in california. sports director chris maathuis joins us with more on the push to keep the raiders in oakland. ((chris maathuis)) city and county leaders are looking for a the latest efforts to finance a stadium in oakland were discussed behind closed doors on tuesday. they feel they have the funds to convince the raiders to stay in
his investement group met with city and county leaders it was revealed that lott's group will come up with 5-to-6 hundred million... the city will contribute 200 million, but not toward construction of a stadium but in upgrading the infrastruture and apparently the nfl would pitch in 200 million. one key requirement in this plan is city leaders don't want any public money to be used... everybody involved in oakland is saying this sends a message to the nfl. (( )) noel gallo/city council:' "long overe 10years - we are finally there ...." " so what' does finally there .....really mean ???? "do you have a good feeling ? good hope ? absolutely -- i'm ready to vote for it and move on " gregory jones/forevber oakland; ""all arrows are pointing toward oakland the way the nfl wants a deal done here ... they have high respect for ronnie lotts investment team . " noel gallo/city council:" the money is there, question; "the money is there?" ((chris maathuis)) even if the money is there... a few more issues facing oakland leaders and fundraisers...
out.. and the city is still paying off a 95 million dollar price tag to the exsisting stadium for luring the raiders away from l-a in the 90's ((chris maathuis)) those efforts in oakland might be falling on deaf ears... las vegas already has the money committed and owner mark davis has made it clear he wants to move his team to las vegas. the las vegas stadium authority board is holding its first meeting on monday over on the unlv campus. the city leaders in oakland are meeting on december 7th. ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news the valley's news leader. don't forget you can always find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier))
captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: deadly disasters in the deep south. >> we took off running. the wind picked us up and threw us. >> mason: tornadoes and wildfires destroy hundreds of buildings and force thousands to flee. also tonight, a charlotte police officer is cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man that led to days of unrest. >> officer vincent saw mr. scott holding up a semiautomatic handgun. >> mason: safari in southern california-- the hunt for a killer mountain lion. and, a wake-up call about the high cost of sleep deprivation for productivity and longevity. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> mason: good evening. scott is off tonight.