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i'm dave courvoisier. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein... in for denise. today we found out during wednesday's raid... seven puppies belonging to the family... were kept in their kennels as officers worked to clear out the roosters. those seven dogs passed away. we asked metro how long the dogs had been in the kennels... and if the family had access to the dogs... metro could not answer either question. in all... there were about 550 roosters on the property... javier salgado and silvester training, or selling an animal to fight. as for the roosters seized... it's still not clear what will happen to them just yet... but in the past fighting birds have been euthanized./// ((dave courvoisier)) clark county is working to determine if a man attacked by bees yesterday is licensed to do the job. the victim was stung more than 2-hundred times near fort apache and russell. 8 news now reporter karen castro looks into the consequences for doing this type of work without permission. ((karen castro))
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stung more than 2-hundred times, leaving him clinging on to life. ((amber howerton resident: yesterday they were really, really bad, the whole corner of the house was basically just, you can just see them everywhere.)) ((karen castro)) clark county fire says three men were doing work on a bee hive thursday morning when the attack happened. two of them were suited up, the man that was stung was not. ((amber howerton resident: it was horrific, it was, it felt like something from like a steven king novel.)) ((karen castro)) a licensed pest control company was later called out to finish the job. ((jerry spress field manager, delcon pest control: if someone gets hurt on your property, it's on the homeowner's liability, they can be sued for the cause of damage or if you ge them.)) ((karen castro)) in nevada, pest businesses must be licensed by the state. bee removal and rehabilitation companies do not. according to the nevada departmen of agricultural, the trio was removing a bee hive from this home. ((scott cichowlaz nevada dept. of agriculture: they were trying to take the bees and remake a new honey colony out of those bees, which is legal in clark county.)) ((karen castro)) beekeepers must have a clark county license if they do a job
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says they do not know if the man worked for a licensed company. ((amber howerton resident: i never had any idea that there were that many bees across the street.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) there's been some pockets of showers popping up in some parts of southern nevada... but pretty quiet for the most part. ((dave courvoisier)) >> tedd florendo is live tonight... with how you can be a part of our "gr8 school supply drive"... tedd?
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evening. we'll have moroyr forecast d what to ee r the rest of this weather now forecast.
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nhp does not keep statistics on lane splitting accidents, and many motorcyclists will argue it's usually the other driver's fault. a uc berkley study found lane splitting while going no more than 10 mph faster than traffic is no more dangerous than motorcycling in any other circumstance. california legislators cited that study, and voted to legalize it. but when we asked - should it be legal here - viewers lit up our facebook page. "too many idiots trying to kill then the car driver is blamed for "not seeing motorcycles" when the biker was the one who got themselves killed. william fired back with: "idiots trying to kill themselves" does not represent most riders. those that ride recklessly or illegally will not change. this is to allow law abiding riders to do so safely and legally. and a couple dozens viewers agreed with stacey who wrote: "no, it is dangerous. we already have to be super careful, when will these
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drive fast, down the shoulders of the roads, weave all crazy in and out. they should have to follow the same laws, or get a car." for nevada, here's the bottom line. lane splitting is illegal. according to n-h-p: it's illegal on all roads - city or highway. the n-h-p tells me: we do cite for the offense when we see it. back to you./// ((christianne klein)) nevada's treasurer dan schwartz has raised concerns he has with the financing ofh plant. the electric car maker is building the plant at the apex facility in north las vegas.. and the state needs to issue bonds for the infrastructure.. like water and rail.. to be built at apex. schwartz is in charge of taking the bond to the state finance board.. and told the politics now team he wants to see their financial plan first: (( dan schwartz, nv treasurer: the faraday future project, again, we are waiting on them for more details, it is effectively desert wasteland, the municipality of northern las vegas is financially challenged,
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)) ((christianne klein)) >> you can watch schwartz tell the politics now team about his concerns with the project... and if he has any power to stop it... on politics now this sunday at 5:30/// ((christianne klein)) and we're your local election headquarters keeping you up to date on all things politics... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) for most of the valley.. we are just a few weeks away from back to school.. and we asked the man in charge the questions you want answered. this sunday.. please watch the 8 news now special.. the parent's guide to the upcoming school year. we sat down with superintendent pat skorkowski.... we hit a lot of topics.. including an update on the teacher shortages in the district and what they were looking for in trying to fill these open positions (( we are looking for the movers. the people who are brand new teachers just coming out of college and those teachers in their first second and third years of teaching because they haven't been fully invested in the retirement system and they may be willing to make a transition at this time
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>> you can watch the entire 30 minute special... a parent's guide to the upcoming school year hosted by yours truly and denise valdez... this sunday at 4:30 p-m.. on channel 8./// ((christianne klein)) caesars palace is celebrating a golden anniversary. what time you need to head to the strip if you want to see see a fireworks show that rivals their fourth of july display!/// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave jim: i'm one of them. fermin: yo tambien. barbara: i'm one of over 300,000 nevadans who rely on social security. fermin: social security helps us pay the bills. jim: and enjoy the retirement that we've earned. barbara: that's what makes joe heck so dangerous. fermin: his plan to privatize social security means billions in profits for wall street. barbara: risking retirement security on the stock market.
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it crashes again? jim: wall street has given joe heck over a half a million bucks. barbara: i wonder who he's working for. jim: because it's not us. afscme people is responsible
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florendo and chris maathuis. this is 8 news now at six." ((christianne klein)) caesars palace is 50 years old today. and they're celebrating the employees who've helped them has more on the remarkable story of one valet attendant's experience over the last five decades. ((jim dunbar/caesar's worker for 50 years: 'i'm right there usually to greet people and say hello and help them with their luggage and how may i help you. i enjoy the job." )) ((mauricio marin)) it's just another day at the office for jim dunbar. he's been a valet attendant at caesars palace since the day they opened back in 19-66. ((jim dunbar/caesar's worker for 50 years: "i watched
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ground up." )) ((mauricio marin)) dunbar is one of five "original" employees still with the company today. ((jim dunbar/caesar's worker for 50 years: "they don't let anything get old here, they fix things, except for me." )) ((mauricio marin)) they were recognized for their hard work and dedication with a plaque and 50 red roses. and met with jay sarno junior-- the son of the man who founded caesars palace--and says employees like dunbar have made all the difference. ((jay sarno jr. son of the founder of caesars palace: "at the end of the day the contact with the people is what really makes the experience make or break it." )) ((mauricio marin)) plan on slowing down anytime soon. he looks forward to seeing what's next for caesars palace. ((jim dunbar/caesar's worker for 50 years: "it just keeps improving all the time. whether it's a new tower or restaurant." )) mauricio marin...8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) >> caesars palace has even more festivities planned including a free fireworks show going off at 10-20 tonight celebrating their 50th anniversary./// ((christianne klein)) let's check back in with
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>> he's live near maryland and silverado ranch with our "gr8 school supply drive."
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the remainder of the workweek as we have slight chances of t'storms until the weekend. still hot but not as hot as last week. temps have been around normal with more humidity. ............ ......... many neighborhoods still hot with temps in the 100's and hottest over to the east part of the valley where we're hottest and lower in elevation. foothills not as hot but still remain very warm for the west and northwest sections of town. expecting temps to remain near of below normal for a few days even with the humidity. ........ ........................... ... regional temps also stayed hot today with hottest temps still in laughlin and over to death valley. more tolerable temps can be found up in the central great basin. but northeastern clark in mesquite still remained hot and sticky and still run the risk of more t'storms this evening. ................................ ... ..... tracking storms on the radar shows many areas in the higher terrain seeing the better chance of t'storms even through this evening.
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roll through the valley and give us wind and downpours again. the air is juiced up and saturatued enough for this to occur and likely with storms. ................................ ... ........ zooming out you can see the monsoon moisture still tapped in from out south and plenty to work with. with that flow still in place and the terrain created these storms we still have chances even when the sun goes down this evening. hrrr models depict chances for tonight even late night as well. ................................ ... .............. so here the forecast for this evening. temps still expected to drop to the 80's by morning. no records expected to be broken. we are still seeing slight chance of t'storms through the evening as the air is still un slightly below average with more n thacuds. we're still looking at t'storm chaes in the forecast for tomorrow as well and through the week until your weekend. ................................ ghs for tomorrow expeeto aroundt tter than the 110+ we had last week with the big heatwave. ................................ ... ................ tended forecast shows tesar 100l ek. 'll be just around average butt we're also loonat slightances ok th maybe better chances as we art to wrap up the workweek.
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it won't be long before gorman high senior vashti cunningham competes in rio. ((christianne klein)) she's one of the top female high jumpers in the world... right chris c world right now.. and she once out-jumped the top female in the world... so who knows... one thing we do know is she's legit. plus... camp opens for unlv. it's the work the coaches are doing during the off season that's paying off. more coming up here on channel
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((chris maathuis)) unlv opening fall football camp today.. at least on the field... they were in helmets only. the rebels are expected to make some strides.. and if you listen to the coaches... unlv's recruiting efforts are the key to the rise in expectations. (( )) rocky long/sdsu; "i think tony is a great coach, he's got a good staff and last few years, great recruiting so if you have good coaches and great recruiting your teams are going to get better and better." bob davie/unm; "i saw tony in houston last year and even though we didn't play em last year i saw em on tape, i couldn't help see how well they recruiting." ((chris maathuis)) from boxing to fighting... the next big ufc card takes place in 15 days. conor mcgregor is going to square off with nate diaz for a second time. this time conor has had time to prepare for the weight difference. on a conference call today he says you'll see a much different fight at t-mobile arena on august 20th. (( )) conor mcgregor/ufc;
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make no mistake this one means a lot to me, thisone means more then any gold or money can buy, i gave up hollywood opportunties for this contest... i wanted to show up for media, but wanted to solely focus on this.. that should tell you how much this fight means to me and i've been preparing accordingly." mcgregor has been training in las vegas for his fight coming... look for a trilogy is mcgregor wins in 15y team usa is preparing for it's first game agaisnt china tomorrow... the team practiced in preparation. a record 46 nba players are on the rosters of 12 teams in rio competing for gold. 23 nba teams have players on rosters from other countries... outside the u.s. spain has the most nba players with seven. so team usa comes into the
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it. (( )) paul george/team usa; "we can't mess around especially over here.. regardless of us being the favorites we still have to go out there and win games,... our name alone isn't going to beat teams, we still have to go out and beat teams, so we've got to respect this game." ((chris maathuis)) of the small handful of las vegans competing in the games... at gorman. vashti cunningham hopes to jump her way onto the podium in rio. ((chris maathuis)) she's the daughter of unlv's most famous football alum... randall cunningham is not only her dad, but coaches the young teenager. randall cunningham/vashti's dad: "she jumps on the 18th and then the finals on the 20th." ((chris maathuis)) she's one of the top five female high jumpers in the country... everything she does is calculated. preparing for practice... measuring for the approach.
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who had the opportunity to compete against a few times, shante lowe, she beat shante once, and shante is the number one world leader outdoors and vashti is the number one indoors." ((chris maathuis)) cunningham turned pro last spring... she's getting lots of attention... a medal in rio will propel her into a spotlight that never fades away. randall; "they gave her an olympic shoe that she's wearing a beautiful brand new custom shoe that she's wearing, she had her name on a star like in hollywood it was in the room. and it was first class treatment and we think she's going to do great." ((chris maathuis)) so vashti is one of the youngest members of team usa... the favorite women's high jumper that randall talks about chaunte lowe is a mother of three. ((christianne klein)) our crew in rio is getting ready for tonight's opening ceremony. ((dave courvoisier)) >> they're of course getting excited... but in tonight's "destination rio" report... jasmine brooks talks with the
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all eyes are on rio de janeiro! the opening ceremony is the official kick off to the 2016 summer games. those fortunate enough to be brazil know what they want to see. 327;48 luther sigurdsson, iceland "some samba dancers and maybe some local brazilian dance. that would be nice also." rio's culture is filled with dance, bright colors and eye catching costumes...and if the past is any predictor of the future, disappointment. lucas ferria 30;36- "as a brazilian i can say i am open for the people to come. i am they are here and i just want to enjoy their company." lucas ferria is enjoying the summer games with his friends from all over the world. 32;29- ashlyn carney, colorado "i'm from u.s, we have my friends live in london, chile, brazil." ;35;36 jasmine brooks "during a time where the zika virus, water pollution and crime seem to overshadow the
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ceremony is about uniting over two-hundred nations across the globe." ;32;50 ashlyn carney, colorado "all the nations are in this one place and we kind of just get to just be friends with everybody and my friends know a lot of different languages too so that's something that is really cool so we can just speak with people from all over the world why we're here." in rio i'm jasmine brooks, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> you can watch all the "destination rio" reports on our website... las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook ((dave courvoisier)) >> see you tonight at 11.
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this is the "jeopardy! tournament of champions! here are three former champions -- a phd student in computer science from los angeles, california...

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