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Good Morning El Paso 02.08.16

a stabbing investigation — two sent to the hospital. we’ll have the latest from our round the clock news team. ” “we need a politic revolution.” it’s crunch time on the campaign trail—the day before the new hampshire primary- we have the latest from candidates as they try and gain the support of voters. / plus— el paso city council may reconsider reopening the border highway on the day of the pope’s visit. / . the denver broncos are the champions of super bowl 50! you could say it was the bronco’s defense who won last night’s game against the carolina panthers —who in fact— were the five and half point favorite to win. it was peyton manning’s 200th win in his football career and no word yet if the 39 year old quarterback will retire following the big win. we’ll have the highlights of last night’s game coming up a little later this morning on good morning el paso . a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. we will continue to see a quiet and warm weather pattern over the next 7 days. temperatures will be near to well above normal this week with plenty of sun and light winds each day. so expect nice weather ahead! we’ll look at the details on how warm we get and what if any chance of rain we’ll see moving forward coming up! now to our round the clock coverage… two people are in the hospital after a stabbing that happened near washington park in south-central el paso. good morning el paso’s denise olivas joins us with our round the clock coverage. denise? we are standing along washington park on south boone street. this area is still closed off with red tape. i called the central police command center– an officer there telling me they had no information on any arrests. let’s get to our round the clock video. the video new this morning. emergency dispatch confirms two stabbing a– a woman in critical condition and another person taken to las palmas. we saw officers scouring the scene here at washington park. police and and even a fire truck were at the el paso zoo after reports that one of the suspects may have ended up inside trying to get away from officers. that information has not been confirmed by police. at last check officers are no longer there, instead officers focusing their investigation in this area. happening today … county commissioners will discuss the creation of an expanded downtown historic district. downtown currently has a couple dozen historic buildings registered nationally, but some want to expand that with a new historic survey. the initial cost to the county would be about $140-thousand dollars. but with other grant and funding items as part of the deal, advocates say it would be worth it, along with the economic and redevelopment impact it could have on downtown. the el paso county historical comission says the survey won’t force owners to do anything, but will make it easier to get grants for those who want to restore buildings. for many, catching a glimpse of the pope is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. and depending on what city council decides today — many el pasoans may have that chance. city council voted to shut down the border highway starting at 3 a-m february 17th — from downtown to the chamizal. the closure will last a full 24 hours. then at ten that morning… the closure will expand all the way out to yarbrough. it wont reopen until the pope leaves juarez. the city voted to shut down loop 375 from us 54 to santa fe street two weeks ago –because of safety. –but now, they may reconsider. happening today— city representative peter svarsbein tells us during today’s meeting they’ll talk about what steps would need to be taken to alter the city’s original decision. svarsbein says he’s not aware of any additional costs to open up the high way he added that it also may be too short of notice to make changes now. el paso police say if the city allowed access, that would also mean quote “bi changes” in security. continuing our complete coverage of the pope’s visit…. the canutillo school district is set to debate again today if it should close. canutillo’s school board is weighing whether or not to switch president’s day, which is a holiday, with the pal visit. two previous motions failed. initially, the district said schools wouldn’t be affected because there are no road closures within the boundaires of the district. so far yisd, episd, socorro isd and san elizario isd will close for the day. we’ll be sure to keep you updated on air and online at kvia dot com. don’t forget, we also have all your complete coverage of the pope’s visit on our website. everything from all the closures going on that day, to how the choir is preparing for the big day. we’re just 9 days away from the big visit. for more info, visit and click on the pope visit banner. tomorrow, voters will head to the polls for the first in the nation primary in new hampshire. the latest polls have republican donald trump and democrat bernie sanders in the lead but their opponents are closing in. abc’s kenneth moton has the details of the final push for votes … it’s your voice, your vote. it’s crunch time?the day before the new hampshire primary. sot bernie sanders: “we need political revolution.” nats coa throw bernie sanders fired up but taking presidential punches from his rival’s husband, former president bill clinton. sot bill clinton: “for her this is not about grand theories of revolution this is about whether we can improve people’s lives.” the former president was in new hampshire while hillary clinton was in flint, michigan taking on the lead contaminated water crisis. sot hillary clinton: “wha happened in flint is immoral” the latest poll out of new hampshire shows clinton closing in on sanders gop frontrunner donald trump maintains a double-digit lead in the state? nat- trump: “quiet!” t republicans fought it out during the abc news gop debate but the attacks continued on the trail after jeb bush enlisted the help of former first lady barbara bush. sot trump: “poor poor poo jeb bush who brings out his mother cause he need help. no, he need help. mommy please come walk with me in the snow, mom!” marco rubi spent super bowl sunday defending his debate fumbles. sot sen. marco rubio / presidential candidate: “an let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that barack obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. with this fiction that barack obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. exactly what he’s doing.” sot gov. chris christie / presidential candidate: “ther it is — the 25 second canned speech.” sot rubio: “i a going to say this every chance i get: barack obama is wanting, is trying to change america.” the candidates have a total of nearly 40 campaign events today. donald trump, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are expected to bring out big crowds for rallies?24 hours until the first votes. kenneth moton, abc news manchester, new hampshire. now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… now to some abc-7 traffic alerts going on all this week the first one is part of the i-10 and americas project. today through friday from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.–loop 375 south will be completely closed between bob hope and americas. also over on loop 375 everyday this week until friday–americas northbound will be completely closed between northloop and the americas interchange. that will also be between 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. meanwhile we also want to remind you that gateway west is down to one lane between eastlake and r-v circle. that closure will be in place until further notice. / ” we have much more to come here on good morning el paso… the game of the year had many glued to their seats, and bronco fans couldn’t be happier this morning. highlights after the break. and later— people are being rescued from the rubble after a deadly earthquake over the weekend—we’ll take a look! meteorologist krystal klei has your detailed forecast. krystal… and this is abc-7, where news comes first!

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