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before heading out and enduring open- air activities. mauricio? we're learning the person was rock climbing at the time they fell more than 80 feet. metro took charge of recovering the climbers body. but we also spoke with red rock search and rescue leaders who know the area well. they say tonight's deadly fall is tragic. and want to remind people to take precautions outdoors. ((bryan zink/red rock search & rescue: 'you should definitely have a map. know whwre you are going, know your physical limiatations, as in reference to trails you might be hiking or the adventures you might be undertaking." )) ((mauricio marin)) all evening we saw a rescue chopper and metro's search and rescue team throughout red rock canyon. they endured strong winds and worked into the night to recover the body after falling. red rock search and rescue folks reminds those heading outdoors to alert others about your wherabouts before taking off. (( bryan zink/red rock search & rescue: "definitely tell people where you are going and amount of time you plan to be out so if you don't come home someone can be worried for you and start making the right kind of phone calls to get a team or people
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((mauricio marin)) other people in the area first tried aiding the person before crews could arrive but authorities say the person died on scene. once family is notified...the coroner's office will release the name of the person who died. sharie...back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) > a man is fighting for his life tonight... after he was hit by a car. it happened around 2:45 this afternoon... on fremont street fremont street near charleston. according to metro... 29- year-old keith brdigewater approached the car... when the driver... 31- year-old jesus paez-rivas hit the gas. the car smashed into a barrier and the victim was thrown to the ground. police say paez-rivas drove off... but was later caught and charged with felony hit and run. the pedestrian was taken to u-m-c with critical injuries. /// ((sharie johnson)) > an off-duty police officer opens fire on what she thinks is someone breaking into her home. it turns out... the inturder was a relative. the shooting happened late las night in north las vegas on ann road and allen lane.
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the officer and her husband were sleeping when a nosie woke them. police say the two drew their guns and began opening fire on the person approaching them. they say the person was a relative who lived in the same house with them. she was hit atteast one time... and was taken to the hospital... where she is expected to survive. police are classifying this as an accidential shooting... and there will likely not be any charges filed. /// ((sharie johnson)) > centennial hills hospital is no longer on lockdown... following an incident early this evening. according to metro police... some suspicious people were asking for medical records and some type of arugment ensued. police say the hospital went on voluntary lockdown as a result. we called centennial hospital tonight. while they told us they lifted the lockdown... they refused to provide us with any further details. /// ((sharie johnson)) > the death toll continues to tick up tonight... after multiple tornadoes touched down in texas. authorities in colling county say at least seven people are now confirmed dead.
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northeast of dallas. a tornado went through the suburb east of dallas around 6:45 p-m... damaging several homes, vehicles and apartments. according to the national weather service... a very preliminary count indicates 11 tornadoes hit the dallas area this evening. that number is likely to change. /// ((sharie johnson)) > rescuers found the bodies of three more storm victims in the south.. where tornadoes killed at least eighteen people this week. one tornado survivor... kenya williams says she is both heart-broken - and thankful. her brick home since childhood has lost its roof and half its walls. but she has perspective: ten mississippi residents were killed by the christmas week tornadoes. six of them were her neighbors. (( kenya williams/tornado survivor, "my 72 year-old blind disabled dad was in this house when the tornado hit. so for him to come out with just a bump and scratch on his head,
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bones, not severely hurt, didn't have to go to the icu, i'm good with that." )) ((sharie johnson)) since christmas eve, unseasonably warm weather across the south has fueled killer storms. thousands of victims in tennessee, arkansas and georgia spent their saturday cleaning up. in alabama - where another twister touched down christmas night - nearly 200 roads are closed due to flooding. and the south- central u-s faces everything from more tornadoes to blizzard conditions. /// toss to keely for weather ((keely breland))
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.................. tonight there are advisories and warnings across the southwest as this system moves through. ............. neighborhood highs tomorrow much cooler than normal. ((sharie johnson)) > california firefighters make major progress against the fast moving solimar wildfire in southern california. authorities say the blaze is now 60-percent contained. the fast moving fire shut down a 15 mile stretch of the heavily used 101 freeway and a portion of the union pacific rail line. about 600 firefighters are
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they're trying to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. meanwhile... investigators believe they found out what sparked the blaze. (( deputy chief tom clemo, santa monica fire dept. "the ventura fire department arson investigation team was out at the scene and discovered that a downed power line was the cause for this incident." )) ((sharie jjnson)) people in nearly 100 home were evacuated. but so far no structures have been damaged. all of the residents have been allowed back home and the freeway and rail line reopened. /// sharie johnson > the chicago police depart says sorry after opening fire. the mistake they made... when opening fire... killing a 55-year-old woman. /// and a house catches fire... after hot ashes are picked up by the wind. the reason a neighbor is to blame for the blaze. /// "now, nevada's first choice for news.
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woman this morning... was an accident. the police department released a statement this evening... extending its deepest condolences to the victim's family and friends. the woman... bettie jones, was one of two people killed by police in the shooting early saturday. the other was identified as 19-year-old quintonio legrier. in a statement, police said that the officers were confronted by a combative subject while responding to a domestic distrubance... and the officers fired their weapons. the mother of the 19-year-old described her son as a college student with challenges...
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janet cooksey/ mother, "he was having a mental situation, sometimes he gets a little loud, but not violent. i was just with my son on christmas. i talked to him and told him he has to control his temper, but he wasn't violent." )) ((sharie johnson)) > the mother added her son was studying engineering at northern illinois university. the independent police review authority... is investigating the incident. /// ((sharie johnson)) > back here in the valley... we've learned the name of the man... who was shot and killed while trying to force his way into a home on wednesday. the conorer identifed the man as 31-year- old richard mcgee of huntington beach california. police say he was pounding on a door and trying to force it open... at an apartment on fort apache near sahara. according to investigators... mcgee ignored warnings from the resident inside the apartment... who then opened fire through the door... killing mcgee. it's not clear at this time... if the resident will face criminal charges. ///
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> we're learning hot ashes are to blame... for an early morning house fire. it happened around 4 a-m near lake mead and jones. authorities say winds gusts blew the ashes from a fire pit in the back patio to the house next door.... igniting the side of the house and the roof. two people were inside the home... one person was treated for smoke inhalation. the red cross is now assisting the pair. the owners of the fire pit said they thought the fire was completely put out before they went to bed. las vegas fire and rescue... says hot ashes can retain heat... up to a day and they should always be soaked in water to ensure there are no hot embers. /// sharie johnson > giving back to the community... is as easy as getting rid of your christmas tree. what happens when you recycle your tree... and how it can help beautify our local parks. /// "now, nevada's first choice for news.
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((sharie johnson)) > a panel of water experts who spent nearly year analyzing nevada's drought... have issued recommendation s to the state. the eight- member nevada drought forum included water, agriculture, climate and emergency management officials who gathered information in a series of public meetings statewide. the recommendation s included conservation efforts, strengthening enforcement, and better educating lawmakers and the public about drought. sandoval, who assembled the panel, said some of the
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in his upcoming "state of the state" address./// ((sharie johnson)) > now that christmas is over... it's time to take down the tree. and if you decided recycle it... it will help beautify our local parks. u-n-l-v and other community partners are teaming up for a free program. from now until january 15th, nevada residents can drop off their christmas trees at more than 30 valley locations. from there... your tree is processed to play a specific role... in improving our community. (( tara pike, unlv recycling manager: all the trees that get dropped off are put through chippers and turned into mulch, the mulch is used iun our parks to help control dust, conserve water and also provide nutrients to the treet." )) ((sharie johnson)) > about 16 thousand trees in the valley were recycled last year creating more than 137 tons of mulch for dust control and landscaping projects. for more information on locations near you... head to lasvegasnow dot com and
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toss to keely for weather ((keely breland))
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advisories ................. current temperatures across the valley right now. .................... the southwest cold this evening. here are the temperatures. ................. our almanac today. plan on colder mornings this week. ................ national a storm moving through the east. another storm heading toward the northwest. our winds coming from the north. ................. west coast has a lot going on. ............... the southwest warnings and advisories this weekend. ................ here in the valley tonight, clear skies, windy and cold. ............... recreational forecast.... brrrr. mount charlston. lake mead. ............... tonight, cold ............. tomorrow, sunny ................. here's the 7 day.
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freezing mark for the next few days. a ridge will set up mid week giving us calmer conditions for our new years eve and day ((sharie johnson)) > the countdown to new years eve... is officially on.
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biggest parties in the nation... will be right here on the famous las vegas strip. and if you don't feel like taking on the huge crowds.. spend the night with 8 news now. we'll be live all across the strip, downtown and where locals are... complete with live music and strip entertainment... including matt goss, the jabbawockeez... and mat franco. our broadcast kicks off at 10pm... and goes through midnight./// ((sharie johnson)) > and during our special, one lucky viewer will get their mortgage paid for a year. we've teamed up with our sponsor... gavish real estate... to pay up to 15- thousand dollars. we'll randomly choose 8 finalists to attend the zowie bowie show at red rock on new year's eve... and we'll announce the winner during our live special! to enter... just head to our our 8 new now
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you must be at least 21.. have a mortgage or lease on a home and be in good standing with the lender and owner. /// sharie johnson > ron futrell is here with sports on a busy saturday night ---- ((ron)) we had an nfl game to show you tonight ---- plus, raiders fans rally to try to keep their team from moving back to la and its the bowl season --- see if you can guess the name of this bowl game --- the answer, coming up next. /// "now, nevada's first
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this is 8 the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement.
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where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over a million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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30th in the nfl --- there are only 32 teams --- skip those predictions --- tonight the redskins are the champs of the nfc east --- kirk cousins with two td passes to jordan reed ---- pretty good looking tight end here --- he has 9 catches on the game redskins win at philadelphia 38- 24 ---- it gives them a 8 and 7 record, but enough to clich the division. after monday, there is just one week left in the regular season. meanwhile --- oakland raider fans are fighting to keep their team in the bay --- rallies being held this week in oakland to try to keep the raiders from moving to that nice new "super stadium" being built in la. in fact, during the rallies thursday night, san diego chargers fans joined the
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that they may bolt for the new la stadium. ---- also on this list --- the st. louis rams --- the rams left la in the mid 90's --- so a lot of possibilities right now --- college bowl season is cranking up ---- ucla taking on nebraska in one of the better matchups this is the foster farm bowl ---- ucla takes a 14 point lead, but nebraska comes back tommy armstrong junior to stanley morgan junior --- thats a pretty good catch that will help him get a job on sundays ---- cornhuskers beat the bruins 37-29 --- still, nebraska finishes with a losing record 6-7 --- but can smile after beating the bruins. how about "the sun bowl" --- they put a lot of money and effort into attracting tourists to the warm climate of el paso this time of year. university of miami against
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the trip from the paloose enjoying the sunshine. play of the game ---- this kickoff where the ball dissapears. cant find it ---- not sure where it went ---- nobody can see it. washington state over miami 20-14. and if you think it was a bit chilly out there on the field --- mike leach --- wazoo coach takes a bath on the sidelines ---- just another fun year for the sun bowl. ((ron futrell)) an op-end in the new york times alleges racism on the part of the ncaa is what motivated them to pursue jerry tarkanian for decades --- the article compares the paths of coach tark and the then head of the ncaa, walter byers --- tark died in feburary --- byers in may. ---- a few quotes from the article --- written by joe nocera "in byers heyday there was no more powerful or arrogant institution in america, as tarkanian learned to his chagrin." nocera continues: "what the ncaa --- and byers --- really held against tarkanian was the kind of basketball players he recruited: black disadvantaged
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joyously flamboyant style of basketball. (byers) described unlv's style as 'ghetto run- and-shoot basketball." in the article nocera expands on his theory of how racism led some of the ncaa's decisions against unlv and tark. this is a great article that sums up the battles between tark and the ncaa --- i would recommend reading it ---- if you want to check it out, go to our web site --- and you will find it under "links we mention" and give it a read. it's not very long --- and i belive, sums up the battles very well. sharie johnson > stay with us... we're following some breaking news. the big intersection shut down... as police investigate a crash. /// "now, nevada's first
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edition." ((sharie johnson)) > police have shut down a busy intersection... for what appears to be a pretty serious crash. mauricio marin is live at what can you tell us? sharie johnson > thanks for watching 8 news now at 11.
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