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Reactions from President Trump, candidates and others as Nevada caucus ends

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada caucus is nearing an end in what seems to be a mostly orderly day without major glitches. President Trump, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and other organizations issued statements about the events.

Here’s what they had to say.

Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager wrote:

“Media reports of unstaffed caucus sites in Nevada just prove that the national Democrat Party is in chaos and incompetent. Even with that mess, there is no denying that Big Government Socialism dominated again as Bernie Sanders remained the leader of the leftist pack. We are another day closer to Election Day and another day closer to re-electing President Trump.”

Roger Lau, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager, Tweeted: ... Read More

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SLIDESHOW: Thousands show up to cast Nevada Caucus vote

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Thousands of people showed up to caucus at precincts across the state Saturday to cast their vote for the person they feel can take on and beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

The weather conditions were less than desirable, but the rain wasn’t enough to keep voters from coming together for the Nevada Caucus. By the end of the day, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was named the projected winner.

Below is a slide show of photos from the day.

PHOTOS: Nevada Caucus:... Read More

Rain showers turn into fresh snow on Lee Canyon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The rainy weather that showered the Las Vegas valley Saturday proved to be gold for skiers, snowboarders, and tubers up at Lee Canyon. Fresh snow fell on the mountain.

Take a look at the video sent to 8 News by viewer Jim Seely. It shows everyone loving and taking in the fresh powder.

The early rain totals across the valley are as followed:

  • Henderson — near .24″
  • NLV/Nellis — .16″
  • Sunrise Mtn/Eastside — .24
  • NW — .04″
  • Summerlin — .04″
  • Mtns. Edge — .04″
  • Sky Canyon — .04″
  • Mt. Charleston Lodge — 3″
  • Lee Canyon — 4″

Hit and miss showers are expected across the valley for the rest of the night and overnight. However, following daybreak Sunday, sun, and warmer temps will return to the area... Read More

Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner amid escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump.

While Sanders scored a strong victory, a cluster of candidates fought for a distant second place — and any momentum that may come with it heading into next-up South Carolina and then Super Tuesday on March 3. Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren were trailing far behind Sanders.

The 78-year-old Vermont senatorwon by rallying his fiercely loyal base andtapping into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population.

In a show of confidence, Sanders left Nevada for Texas, which offers one of the biggest delegate troves in just 10 days on Super Tuesday... Read More

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California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine’s Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by search-and-rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive.

Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found in a densely forested area near Tomales Bay, a narrow inlet about 30 miles north of San Francisco, and were airlifted to a hospital, Marin County Sheriff’s spokesman Brenton Schneider told the Marin Independent Journal.

They were unprepared for a long hike or the cold weather, when night temperatures dipped into the 30’s, and survived by drinking from a puddle, he said... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Rainbows cover the valley as wet weather continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Rainbows are covering Las Vegas as we continue to see rain across the valley. Much of the valley will weather a rainy day on Saturday, while higher elevations will see snow.

We asked viewers to send us their pictures of rainbows coming from all over Las Vegas... Read More

High Card: Card draw to determine winner in tiebreaker at precinct

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — When the caucus for precinct 1411 resulted in a tie between Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, a deck of cards and game of chance was used to determine the winner.

To resolve the tiebreaker, someone representing the Sanders group and someone representing the Biden group were chosen to draw a card from a newly opened deck. After the cards were shuffled by the precinct chair, each person selected a card. The high card determines the winner. In this case, the Biden representative drew a king of hearts.

The card draw took place at Coronado High School... Read More