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this is 8 news now at 11" > ((dave courvoisier)) > a man sitting in jail... accused of a brutal attempted robbery and shooting earlier this year... is accused of trying to hire a hitman to take out a key witness. thanks for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. an arrest report reveals the shocking details of how erin ware reportedly tried to orchestrate the hit from behind bars. vanessa murphy has been combing through the documents and has more. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) dave and paula, according to this report, erin ware was determined to have the witness killed so he wouldn't have to go to prison. (( )) ((kathryn martini/shocked about shooting:i mean it's crazy. it's a sandwich shop. how desperate are people these days if they want to go in and rob a sandwich shop. )) ((vanessa murphy)) that was in june when this subway on maryland near pebble was robbed and the owner was shot. she survived. after a manhunt. the suspect, erin ware, was arrested in august and charged with attempted murder and more. but in november another investigation began when a
police ware wanted a witness murdered. according to records, an undercover officer met with ware in jail twice...to discuss taking the woman out. police also point to a note and letter....which said in part: "i heard that you're a cleanup man and i need the garbage to be taken out. handle it and i got five stacks for you. the garbage about 5'5'', blondish brown hair with glasses, thin build...." five stacks is five thousand dollars.... police say ware had the woman's work and home addresses... obtained from his case discovery... and if she couldn't be killed at work, he wanted her dead at home. later in the letter: "i just need it to happen. my life is on the line....don't worry about the cash. i got you." according to the report, the undercover showed ware a photo of the woman and said is this the trash you want taken out? he nodded. ((vanessa murphy)) now ware faces an additional charge for solicitation to murder a
the report states that ware told the confidential informant that he wanted the woman dead because she was the only one to identify him in court. paula? ((paula francis)) vanessa, this could be a frightening example for potential witnesses.... ((vanessa murphy)) paula, you're right...but according to the report, police starting investigating this as soon as they got the tip. we rarely hear about cases like these.... there are resources like crimestoppers where you can report a tip and remain anonymous... plus....dependin g on how you look at it - if these allegations are true about ware including the robbery and attempted murder - the witness could help protect other people in the long run./// ((dave courvoisier)) > there's a growing need in the valley for volunteers who are willing to respond to help victims in an emergency situation ...at a moment's notice. they are part of a crisis response team called "tip" and they are needed everywhere from a traffic accident scene to a fatal fire. patranya bhoolsuwan is here with more on the training about to get underway later this month. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) "tip" volunteers range in age from 16
a training academy to recruit these volunteers is happening later this month. these men and women respond to calls 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. and emergency responders across the valley need their assistance now...more than ever. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) from the las vegas strip crash that made headlines around the world... ...to a suicide no one may have heard about here in the valley...tip volunteers were there. ((jill bernacki/tip ceo: "it's very difficult but it's very rewarding.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) jill bernacki is the ceo of "tip" or the trauma intervention program. for the last 21 years, the non profit has sent volunteers to aid first responders in all kinds of emergency situations. their goal: to offer emotional support to the victims during their darkest hours. ((jill bernacki/tip ceo: "in 2015 we responded out to over 14-hundred scenes.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) that's nearly a 15 percent jump from the year before. bernacki says the number of people they serve at each call
she cites the valley's growing population for the jump in the number, and more first responders who are aware of their service. ((jill bernacki/tip ceo: "all of them if they had the time and the ability ...they would provide that support because they are in the helping industry..but unfortunately they don't have the time to sit on the curb with that individual or hold that person's hands who just lost their spouse and we do.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) but bernacki says it's not always easy to find tip volunteers ... so the search for those willing to step up is ongoing. ((jill bernacki/tip ceo: "you have to have something special in you it's not for the faint of heart.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) the next training academy is from january 21st to 29th. you have to be willing to be on call for 3 ...12 hour shifts a month. volunteers must also pass a background check. you can find more information on our website, las vegas now dot com.// ((dave courvoisier)) tell us more about the training involved. is it enough to prepare for them for these situations that can be very traumatic? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) training lasts
intense with role playing and other exercises conducted by national trainers. scenarios range from helping someone who just killed a pedestrian in an accident...or a person who lost a spouse to suicide. and on top of initial training...volun teers also must commit to more educational meetings every month.// ((paula francis)) > president obama took his push for stronger gun control measures to the american people tonight... with a nationally televised town hall meeting on cnn. the white house says the cable news town hall was intended to garner public support for the president's executive actions on guns. among his proposals... expanding background checks to cover more gun purchases and making it easier for the fbi to complete the checks efficiently. the national rifle association is opposed to the measures... which are supported by a majority of americans. and tonight, the president took a shot at the n-r-a for not
((president obama "there's a reason why the nra's not here. and since this is the main reason they exist, you'd think they'd be prepared to have a debate with the president.")) ((anderson cooper, cnn "they haven't been to the white house in three years?")) ((president obama) "no, no, no we've invited them - we've invited them." )) ((paula francis)) the nra called the event a --quote-- "public relations spectacle". and said they saw no reason to take part. president obama said he believes in protecting the second amendment and the right to bear arms... but added that he will not offer his support to the campaigns of any politicians -- republican or democrats -- that do not support what he calls common sense gun control./// ((paula francis)) > a new cnn/orc poll suggests most americans support the president's actions. 67-percent of those surveyed say they favor the changes. but 57-percent were also pessimistic, saying they don't believe the actions will be
((dave courvoisier)) > two men have been arrested on terrorism- related charges in california and texas. a criminal complaint unsealed thursday accused 23- year-old aws mohammed younis al-jayab, an iraqi citizen, of traveling to syria to fight alongside isis it. the man was arrested this morning in sacramento. in houston, 23- year-old omar al hardan is charged with attempting to provide material support to isis as well as other immigration related charges./// music ((paula francis)) > democratic presidential primary candidate bernie sanders stayed to campaign another day in las vegas. during a break between events, the vermont senator sat down with our politics now team of steve sebelius and patrick walker to talk about a number of topics that will play a major role in the election. among those, north korea's continued threats of becoming a nuclear power: (( patrick walker: we're talking about a nuclear north korea.
going through the un appropriate action, or does the u.s. need to do more to try to curb that?" // sen. bernie sanders: i think, in this particular case, with an isolated and a paranoid government in north korea, probably the best ally ironically, that we have is china." )) ((paula francis)) senator sanders talked about a number of other topics... including the ranchers' protest at a wildlife refuge in oregon. you can catch the full interview sunday at 5:30 on politics now. 8 news now is your election headquarters leading up to the november election. /// ((dave courvoisier)) > speaking of the ongoing standoff in oregon... today rancher ammon bundy met with the local sheriff. sheriff david ward asked the group of about 20 to leave the national wildlife refuge peacefully... and offered them free and clear escort out of the county to end the standoff. bundy refused... and the two sides went their respective ways without getting what they wanted: (( bundy: "you're.. you're.. you're not going to address the grievance?" sheriff: "i'm not going to address the grievance right here today.
not today." bundy: "ok." )) ((dave courvoisier)) bundy maintains that the protesters' complaints about federal land management policies are not being addressed. he has told reporters they will leave when there's a plan in place to turn over federal lands to locals. oregon's governor has called the occupation "unlawful"./// ((paula francis)) > clark county has a whole lot of students, and way too few people to teach them.. now in the second half of the school year, nearly 700 licensed educators are still needed in ccsd's classrooms. and as sharie johnson shows us... the highest number of vacancies are in at-risk schools. < ((sharie johnson)) 90% of the vacancies right now... are inside title one schools... and schools... like decker elementary... have mostly new teachers... but it's translating to new energy. ((heidi olive, assistant principal, decker elementary school: the majority of our teachers that are here at decker are new teachers there is a love and excitement for things that are new and we have that here at decker )) ccsd has hired 2,006 teachers since school started.
enrollment numbers: 320,400 students this year. that's about two thousand students over last year. ...ccsd expects to hire 2,900 new teachers before the next school year. ((meg nigro, executive director for recruitment & development we're going all out and we aim to fill every single vacancy because all the kids deserve a licensed teacher in front of them )) meg nigro is executive director for recruitment and development. she says ccsd has a tentative agreement... increasing the starting salary to 40,000 annually... up from 35. ((sharie johnson)) plus... you can get a $5,000 bonus for teaching at an at-risk school they hope this helps attract new teachers to the school district. sharie johnson, 8news now./// > ((paula francis)) > an update to the ongoing fight over a lawsuit that could dismantle the state's school choice program. nevada attorney general adam laxalt filed a motion to dismiss a third education savings accounts lawsuit. the suit was filed before christmas by lieutenant-
capacity as a private lawyer. the e-s-a is designed to help parents choose the best school for their child... by providing funds... but some have argued that public funds could be used for sectarian purposes, violating the state constitution./// ((dave courvoisier)) > what's wrong with the runnin' rebels? after a disappointing loss to colorado state... chris maathuis shows us why the problem could be a disconnect between the players and coach dave rice. las vegas mayor carolyn goodman announces her plan to move the city forward in 20-16. she tells us her number one concern... next./// ((tedd florendo)) and we're keeping our eye to the sky and still tracking showers out there. we'll tell what the chances of raindrops in your neighborhood is . first here's a look at the current conditions. we'll break down your forecast after this brief timeout. < news music voice over: "you're
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state of the city address tonight. the mayor laid out her vision for 20-16 and beyond at the annual event among the highlights... a commitment to 100% renewable energy in the city... improving walkability downtown...
and othe development projects. the number one issue for the mayor, she says, is keeping a focus on safety: (( mayor carolyn goodman/las vegas: "because we are a tourist
terrorism is really something that we just
want to make sure that we're helping to teach all of us -- children as well -- about 'see something, say something' and being smart about how we move around, what we're looking for and making sure we have proper law enforcement for all major events." )) ((dave courvoisier)) mayor goodman says her plan will be successful by combining resources at metro, city marshals... and faith leaders in the community./// ((paula francis)) > all new tonight... the national oceanic and atmosphere administration has released their temperature reports for 20- 15... and they're not encouraging. noaa says last year was the second hottest on record in the contiguous u-s... and included 10 major weather and climate events... such as droughts and storms that led to over one- billion dollars in damages. the average temperature for the year was 54.4 degrees fahrenheit... compared with 55.3 degrees in 20-12...
started being kept in 1895. 20-16 could be even hotter due to the el nino weather pattern./// ((dave courvoisier)) > check out this massive rockslide inside yosemite national park... the blockage is shutting down access to part of the park at the entrance on state route 140 out of merced county, california. it's not clear when the roadway will be cleared or reopen. travelers to yosemite are being told to take an alternate route./// ((dave courvoisier)) > serious snow in the sierra... in the northern sierra lake tahoe area... squaw valley has gotten 23 inches this week. in the southern sierra mammoth mountain has gotten 30-43 inches in 72 hours... and big bear has received two to three feet in 72 hours. back here on mount charleston all uphill gates are closed... and warnings are in place for the possibility of an avalanche. if you're headed to the mountain you must obey all posted ropes
((tedd florendo)) cool today with sun this morning and more clouds late day. stayed mostly dry but shower chances started picking up again. winds slight breeze out there and we're cooler than yesterday. great skycam shot out there right now showing those clouds. ............................... ..................... temps today high low 50's this afternoon throughout the region. some locales only reached the high 40's today with colder conditions again up in mount charleston. cooler over to the west with milder temps to the east, although not too mild. they are lower in elevation over to the east keeping temps slightly milder than elsewhere. ............................... ................... regional temps also staying cool today with not too much of warm up in the daytime. cool from mesquite all the way down to laughlin and cold already up in the southern great basin. already at or below the freezing mark. ............................... ..................... so here's what to expect tonight and into your weekend.
mainly isolated tonight. nothing measurable for rain. colder overnight too with temps in the mid to high 30's by morning after some 40's overnight lately. rain chances go up again on saturday late day. ............................... ....................... radar and satellite both showing scattered activity out there,. but not widespread. snow showers in the mountains again with most of the focus in northeastern clark county and mohave county. ............................... ...................... zooming in. still shot of where the rain is right now and again the valley staying dry. snow in the spine of the mountains with showers now down near saint roase parkway and way up past apex. ............................... ....................... the low tracking in utah is pulling away. we're still getting some wrap around moisture around it bringing shower chances this evening, but not heavy rain. it's going to pull away even further then we'll have more drying from west to east from here on out. ...............................
that may not last too long though. we get that break tomorrow. with mountain snow chances still possible. but the next system in the pacific pipeline of storms bring us a slight chance of showers again saturday which is expected to be brief. drier by sunday. ............................... ........................ tonight expect a low of 37 and mostly clouds. stray shower chances are still out there at least until early tomorrow. 51 your high for friday with both sun and clouds. light winds and below average temps expected. ............................... ......................... snow chances i oundmorrow for the mountains andstill possible.partly sunny at, with red rock 46 tomorrow. ............................... .............................. tended foct shows tempsally not too much of variance. lot of days nea5andovernight lows in the mid to high 30's until next week. 70 of the best drone racing pilots in the world are in las vegas tonight. they're competing in time trials for the "xtreme drone circuit" or x-d-c.
the zappos courtyard downtown. xdc's international racing league originated here in the valley. top pilots say they were blown away when they saw the course: (( shaun taylor/xdc champion: "none of the guys here have trained for something like this, so this is going to be all about how fast can you learn this course? and not crash? that's what it's going to be." )) ((dave courvoisier)) the xdc races are free and open to the public. the main event is saturday at 5 p-m. spectators can see the races with a first person view from inside the fast moving drones on jumbo screens... and in person./// ((paula francis)) > a local athlete is going to be honored tomorrow. ((dave courvoisier)) former unlv quarterback randall cunningham is finally being recognized. it's about time huh chris? ((chris maathuis)) seems like cunningham's name always came up, but playing at unlv he was always over looked. but this time he gets his due.. there was iky woods, but it's cunninghman who is the most accomplished. plus... rice respect... are the players listening to the coach? more coming up here on 8 news now. "from 8 news now, this is sports
the rebel football family... former unlv quarterback randall cunningham confirmed to channel 8 this evening that he's in phoenix where tomorrow he'll be inducted into the college football hall of fame. cunningham is certainly the most accomplished unlv football player. unlv has retired his number. the gunslinger is the third ncaa quarterback behind doug flutie and john elway to pass for more then 25-hundred yards in three straight seasons. drafted in the third round of the 1985 draft, he played 17 years in the league and was a four time pro bowler and was also named nfl player of the year in 1998 something that people might not know about randall, he was also an all- american punter. tomorrow's ceremony is in phoenix, the site of the college national championship game. ((chris maathuis)) unlv dropped to 0-2 in league play after last night's surprising loss at colorado state. the rams aren't giant killers and the rebels are certainly more talented.
preacher and player. ((chris maathuis)) nats' "papa don't preach." dave rice/coach: "three things, no more open three's for them." ((chris maathuis)) rice seems to be saying all the right things.... rebound, get the ball to the big guys, play with urgency. dave rice: "it's all abut a sense of urgency, urgency play hard.: nats baby we'll be alright." ((chris maathuis)) but late in the game, when you'd think they'd be zero'ed in on rice... jordan cornish interrupts the coach.. jordan cornish: "three stops in a row, three stops in a row." look at dave's face... suddenly it's chaos and rice can't finish his thoughts. ((chris maathuis)) nats ((chris maathuis)) kind of reminds me of paul newman in slap shot.. look and sound familiar. lets go c'mon... lets go now... we need this win, we've got a lot of losses... three stops in a row, three stops in a row. lets go c'mon... lets go now... we need this win, we've got a lot of losses... nats ((chris maathuis)) and there's one thing to remember... hold on to this. jd jakes/preacher: "when the storm is over you'll rise again, run over and tell somebody.. i'm coming out of this." another
((chris maathuis)) see if the team can focus this weekend... unlv stayed in colorado following the game... they're in denver tonight, they'll bus to laramie tomorrow and get ready for saturday's game against wyoming, it's a 3 p.m. tip on cbs sports network. rebels played ucla in hawaii and lost by two and lost by 12 at arizona. those two tonight at pauly pavilion and it was russell westbrook night. arizona playing catchup.. it's late in the first half..kadeem allen throws down two... it's a three point game. 2nd half... arizona on a big run and they're back... kadeem allen again. now to the final seconds, it's tied at 84... and in the final second, it's bryce alford with a step back three and he nails it. ucla knocks off the 7th ranked wildcats 87-84...
apparently there could be some big news coming from the ufc... where there's smoke there's fire. lots of chatter out there... most of it centering on conor mcgregor stepping up to fight rafeal do anjos and on the same fight card, holly holm who is coming off the win over ronda rousey fighting mesha tate. nothing coming from the ufc.... but it would be a terrific fight card. ((dave courvoisier)) > we're
bargained for when he volunteered to test a jacket... designed to protect someone in the event of a stabbing: (( nats stabbing )) ((dave courvoisier)) who didn't see that coming? the jacket didn't exactly work and the reporter took the blade in the back. needed stitches... and said he won't be volunteering for any more demonstrations. /// ((paula francis)) > the u-s is on the verge of powerball jackpot history... and that meant huge lines to buy tickets at the california and arizona state borders: (( anne mares/buying lotto ticket: "we stood in line for two hours and we were here early." )) ((paula francis)) that's right... two hour lines in primm. folks are hoping for a piece of the already-record 700-million dollar plus jackpot... which could escalate to over
on saturday. one man told us why it was worth the wait to play: (( jim allred/buying lotto ticket: 'it's fun to dream it's fun to hope out and that's what it's all about. everyone out here is hoping. without hope you've got nothing." )) ((paula francis)) the odds of winning aren't good... nearly one in 300- million. saturday's draw will take place at 8 p-m./// ((dave courvoisier)) > that's all for us live at eleven. ((paula francis)) actor damian
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