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assaulted on the east side. the man metro's looking for in connection... and why this could serve as an eye-opener for vulnerable workplaces. ((christianne klein)) >> with distrust between police and the communities they serve across the country, metro is focused on building bridges: (( "we do want diversity and so we make it a point to get out there.")) ((christianne klein)) >> the successes the department has seen in minority hiring... and the work still to be done. ((katie boer)) >> a chance for midweek thunderstorms... and a cool down before we heat up again. leader.///
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brittany? ((brittany edney)) >> metro is looking to get that man off the streets... and is asking the community for help. tonight, we take a closer look at the surveillance video and hear from a personal safety expert about how employees at any workplace can prepare for dangerous situations. ((brittany edney)) do you recognize this man? he's wanted in connection with a battery and sexual assault case at an east valley hotel. investigators say an hotel employee was attacked inside one of the rooms and the suspect to the door. ((errick smith, las vegas resident "you know, we all got to see somebody one day i just hope he's all prayed up because there's no reason that this stuff should happen." )) ((denise connett, las vegas resident )) "now what is she going to do? she's going to be scarred for the rest of her life and is she going to want to go back to work again? probably not." ((brittany edney)) i sat down with a personal sgt christopher curtis-- a personal security expert who says the public needs to
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can happen at any workplace. and it's important for you to test security protocols where you work. ((ret. sgt christopher curtis, personal safety expert "see if you can sneak past someone. see if you can get in without your id badge, see if some of the locks don't work. the second you see something like that, you have to report that to a security team or management because things aren't perfect." )) ((brittany edney)) if you do find yourself in an uncomfortable or possibly dangerous situation... curtis recommends making eye contact, avoid looking intimidated or frightened. ((ret. sgt christopher curtis, personal safetyp behavior, they usually choose people who they feel they can dominate or overcome or be the predator. if you are prepared to stand up for yourself, very often they will look for someone else." ((brittany edney)) you can also employ the three b's... barrier--- buffer and broadcast ((ret. sgt christopher curtis, personal safety expert "placing a physical barrier between you and another person." "number 2 is a buffer, if there isn't a physical barrier, you can place a space, buffer. and the third is to broadcast, is to let that person know, i know that you're there.")) ((brittany edney))
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about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the lvmpd sexual assault section at 702-828-4389. you can also contact crime stoppers. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) race relations across the country are under the microscope after multiple incidents of shootings of unarmed black men... and shi retaliation. we haven't seen that type of violence in las vegas... as metro works on building bridges in the community and open communication with the neighborhoods they serve. a big part of that effort is hiring of minorities... nia wong joins us to show the efforts metro is making... and the work that remains to be done. nia? ((nia wong)) >> christianne... metro has made this a priority. but the gap between people of color on the force and the communities they serve has shown little improvement. according to a new study,
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department... while 54 percent of las vegas' population is a combination of minorities. for veteran police officer larry douglas, this job ... is about you. (( larry douglas / police officer, las vegas metro police: "i wanted to make my community better.")) as a black man, he knows why its so important to have a diverse police force. (( larry douglas / police officer, las vegas metro police: "sometimes you may have a person who looks like them or can relate to them on some type of level so its crucial because you can understand people a lot of times if you have that link that you have in common." )) since january...metro apply for a position with metro's department. douglas says this pool runs the gamut from gender...race and nationalities. a momentum they hope to keep as they encourage minorities to join them at career fairs. ((drew jackson, black lives matter las vegas: "i think las vegas metro has done a good job at reaching out the community and we just want to make sure that that continues." )) efforts which are crucial during the current unrest across the country....accord ing to drew jackson with vegas' black lives matter movement ((drew jackson, black lives matter las vegas: "when
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that happen in chicago, that's reflective everywhere." )) jackson says he and his 300 members want to see accountability on all fronts. (( drew jackson, black lives matter las vegas: "whether it's having to do with the police, having to to do with the system of the government, or having to do with the people and the civilians as well.")) a divide... douglas is trying to bridge as metro continues to seek more diverse applicants. ((larry douglas / police officer, las vegas metro police: "i do believe that we do need to catch up in terms of representing the country as well as the various communities across the nation but it's going to take a little bit of time as well as people getting to know about what police offis )) ((nia wong)) >> on top of 44-hundred police recruits...metro also received 22-hundred applications from potential corrections officers. christianne. ((christianne klein)) >> nia, when is metro's next recruitment event? ((nia wong)) >> police recruitment wrapped up last wednesday. but more information will be posted as they're available on metro's website./// ((dave courvoisier)) taking a live look outside... can't really see the wildfire smoke in the valley at night... but there's still a little bit
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but we won't peak as high tomorrow. katie boer's in for tedd tonight and has a first check of your weather./// ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking haze and the heat -- really a rollercaster week for temperatures across the valey -- looking outside right now we see a little bit of haze... ........................ clark county daq has issued an advisory for today and tomorrow for potentially elevated levels of ozone and smoke due to the pilot fire wildfire burning near hesperia, california. ........................ temperatures are dropping before a major increase into next weekend. right now low 100s -- all the way up to 107 to 109. there is a little bit of a breeze and that has helped clear some of the haze -- their is a increased mixing/ winds through a deeper boundary layer has helped the smoke/haze that settled into some valleys disperse this afternoon. strong trough for early august forecast to lie across the pac nw/california and western great basin through thursday keeping the western half of our forecast area dry and breezy. ....................... look for lows tonight in the low 80s... warming up to 102 degrees with more sunshine tomorrow. temps... at least for now... apologizing for a nationwide outage of their reservations system... which affected hundreds of
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delayed more than three hours or canceled will receive a 200-dollar voucher for a future delta flight. there were no cancellations at mccarran. out of six thousand flights across the country... 400 were canceled and nearly one-thousand were delayed: ((godefroid/delta flight delayed: "we were worried not having a connection. we need to go to amsterdam because we have several things we need to do in belgium." )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> the outage appears to have been caused by failed electrical equipment on delta's behalf. investigating./// ((christianne klein)) an investigation into a deadly crash that claimed three lives on i-15 near moapa yesterday continues tonight. a newlywed, a former bishop, and a son back home from a two-year missionary trip were among the victims. the brandt family were on their way home from a family trip to utah when their s-u-v rolled over and caught on fire. joy brandt lost her two children, 25 year-old ashley and 20 year-old carlan... as well as her husband, michael.
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(( bruce hansen, director of the las vegas institute: "it's a big loss. we in the church anticipate them being an eternal family and having them married in an lds temple we know that they're family will be reunited again. but that doesn't mean we won't miss them." )) ((christianne klein)) >> joy brandt was injured in the accident, but will survive. a go fund me page for the family has already raised more than 25-thousand dollars./// ((dave courvoisier)) a newly released arrest report details what police said they found on a property housing hundreds of roosters. metro police and clark county animal control evalt vegas... where they found roosters tethered -- a practice commonly used to train them to fight. the majority of the birds had their combs and wattles cut off. wooden cages, boxing muffs, and medications common for fighting roosters were also located. we're also getting a new total of birds seized -- 335. previous information from metro indicated a number closer to 550. javier salgado and silvester gayton face charges in relation with the alleged cock
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puppies died during the raid on the property. it remains unclear who had the responsibility of monitoring their well-being during the raid. metro told us today the incident remains under investigation./// ((christianne klein)) donald trump unveiled a new plan for the nation's economy today... in an effort to get his troubled campaign back on track. it had some of the specifics his supporters and critics have been asking for. the plan calls for income tax brackets of 12, 25, and 33-percent. trump also called for full expenses: (( donald trump (r) presidential candidate: "this will lead to millions of new and really good-paying jobs. the rich will pay their fair share, but no one will pay so much that it destroys jobs, or undermines our ability as a nation to compete." )) ((christianne klein)) >> trump played it safe, going with the teleprompter today after getting off message in the past few weeks.
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trickle-down economics and mocked trump's economic team made up of 13 white men. clinton plans to offer her vision for the economy in a speech on thursday./// ((dave courvoisier)) fifty senior republican national security officers, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for president george w. bush have signed a letter saying that trump lacks the values and experience to be president. the g-o-p officials warn that trump would be the most reckless president in american history. trump has since shot back, saying the group is to blame for ((dave courvoisier)) all-new tonight... the parents of two americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on u-s facilities in benghazi, libya... have sued hillary clinton. the wrongful death lawsuit filed today in federal court alleges that clinton's use of a private email server contributed to the attacks. patricia smith and charles woods -- the parents of sean smith and tyrone woods -- also accuse clinton of defaming them in public statements. no connection between clinton's email and the attacks has ever
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((christianne klein)) former president bill clinton and libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson will speak at a forum in las vegas on friday. the speakers will address thousands of asian-american and pacific islander voters at the colosseum at caesars palace. organizers say they are in the final stages of discussions with donald trump's camp. attendee registration deadline is tomorrow at noon. doors open at 1:00 friday./// ((christianne klein)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races that matter to you... on air and onn ((dave courvoisier)) the pads are on at training camp... jon tritsch will take us to unlv where the heavy hitting has started... and optimism is high ahead of the season... just ahead in sports. ((christianne klein)) >> more than a dozen kids hospitalized after eating candy they thought was safe... and it's not the first incident of its kind. the big mistake that has detectives searching for answers. next.///
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nevada is one of the worst places in america for the sex trafficking of teenage girls. thankfully, catherine cortez masto went to work to help law enforcement fight back. as attorney general, she made sex trafficking
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she gave victims the right to sue their captors. and expanded the sex offender registry to protect kids. catherine's a problem-solver. that's what she's all about. isn't that something we need more of in washington?
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19 people... mostly kids.. had to go to the hospital.. after eating edible marijuana at a party in san francisco. some of the kids were as young as six years old. party-goers swallowed the pot gummies... which weren't known to contain the drug. they suffered from rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and dizziness. some of the kids even ended up in the i-c-u. police still aren't sure how the candy ended up at the party. edible because they appeal to kids./// ((christianne klein)) a similar situation sickened 24 people at a music festival outside of cleveland over the weekend. all the people who ate the so-called "medibles" had to go to the hospital. a man has been arrested for throwing the thc-laced candies into the crowd./// ((dave courvoisier)) all new at 11... three girls suffered serious injuries when they fell from a ferris wheel in tennessee this evening. an eyewitness said it appeared that the car holding the
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essentially spilling them out. the man said the girls bounced off the metal bridging of the ride before hitting the ground. the ride was stopped when people on the ground screamed at operators. two of the girls were airlifted to the hospital, another was rushed by ambulance. the ride has been shut down and the tennessee bureau of investigation is involved tonight./// ((dave courvoisier)) and investigators are still working to figure out what went wrong on the world's tallest water slide in kansas city, kansas... where a 10-year-old boy was killed yesterday. schwab died after sustaining a neck injury on the 168-foot tall ride. the boy was recovered in a pool at the end of the ride. now, there are questions of oversight for these types of attractions: (( debbie hersman, president of the national safety council: "there are no federal requirements for oversights or reporting as far as injuries or fatalities for this industry. it's up to the states and the local communities to really oversee these operations - these waterparks. but it really is the responsibility of the waterpark operators to make sure that every ride that they
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>> two others suffered minor facial injuries on the same ride. the park is expected to reopen on wednesday... but that particular ride will not./// ((christianne klein)) in san bernardino... a wildfire keeps growing... and evacuations are being ordered around the site. the 45 hundred acre wildfire has only been five percent contained. schools are closed tomorrow... no homes were burned in the fire as of tonight... and no injuries were reported. homes were protected by the use the air and gel applied by firefighters on the ground. the cause of the blaze is under investigation.///
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the heat -- really a rollercaster week for temperatures across the valey -- looking outside right now we see a little bit of haze... ........................ clark county daq has issued an advisory for today and tomorrow for potentially elevated levels of ozone and smoke due to the pilot fire wildfire burning near hesperia, california. ........................ temperatures are dropping before a major increase into next weekend. right now low 100s -- all the way up to 107 to 109. ... breeze and that has helped clear some of the haze -- their is a increased mixing/ winds through a deeper boundary layer has helped the smoke/haze that settled into some valleys disperse this afternoon. strong trough for early august forecast to lie across the pac nw/california and western great basin through thursday keeping the western half of our forecast area dry and breezy. ....................... look for lows tonight in the low 80s... warming up to 102 degrees with more sunshine tomorrow. temps... at least for now... are on the down swing into wednesday and thursday. ........................
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chances arrive here in las vegas by wednesday (only 20% chance) -- moisture is expected to surge northward tuesday leading to a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms over southern mohave county. thunderstorm chances will increase over mohave county tuesday night through thursday as additional moisture is drawn into the area. ........................... checking out your extended forecast -- look for some rollercoaster temperatures. dropping to the 90s wednesday and thursday. then climbing back up starting friday. by temperatures near 110s. ((dave courvoisier))
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((christianne klein)) >>there is a buzz around town and it's carrying over into practice. ((jon tritsch)) >>unlv wants to finish in a bowl
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their training camp day 4..and the pads are on for unlv..we hear from the rebels as they look to revitalize the program. next here on channel 8.///
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but the right time to turn around a program.. winners find a way and losers find a way..it's as simple and complicated as that.. tony sanchez is trying to find a way to make unlv's losing football program become a perennial winner not walk.. urgency..toughn ess and intensity remain the rebel way under 2nd year coach tony sanchez.. unlv is full speed ahead into day 4 of fall camp and it's filled with competition..cor rections.. and companionship..t he pads are poppin' on harmon avenue and tony sanchez likes the sounds of progress (tony sanchez/coach: "you know we just have a better understanding of the program. we've all worked together for a year now. the kids know the tempo we expect in practice and the urgency we bring to it. all those things for 75 percent of the kids we aren't re-teaching. they're doing it." ryan
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we all want to come together and turn this program.") one of tony sanchez' former players cordell broadus came to las vegas as snoop dog's son..but he made a name for himself as a dynamic wide receiver for the bishop gorman dynasty.. dozens of schools recruited the sure-handed target and as a top in the country in 2014... he committed to ucla..but broadus is quitting the bruins once and for all..saying he wants to do other things with his life.. coach jim mora issued a statement of support..the son of the d-o-double g..is d-o-n-e ((jon tritsch)) across the street the runnin rebels are getting ready to play across the carribbean... unlv travels to the bahamas next week for 4 days of exhibition games.. the brand new coach and his brand new roster have a lot to get done before pick up their
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planned out.. take a job in the desert and then book a 4 day trip to the bahamas in august.. the first year coach is full of anticipation and his positive..high energy style is helping bring a family atmosphere to a team that is otherwise completely unfamiliar with each other.. menzies says while the season is a few months away..the summer practices are building a strong foundation (marvin menzies/coach: "it's been invaluable. being 5 practices in right now, it's evident. because we are going to be able to have things in place that when september 30 rolls around, the guys will feel comfortable and the staff will we'll be ready to roll. i think our signature will be what we've already talked about. our team will make other teams uncomfortable. defensively, we want to do some things in terms of full court pressure and half court pressure to make it hard.") finally.. the kansas city royals have a new mascot.. and it is guaranteed to keep you up at night.. this praying mantis err pteradactyl landed on outfielder
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named it rally.. unfortunately it is facing suspension for performance enhancing drugs..if you're that big..the league gets suspicious ((dave courvoisier)) our strange stories for monday right after this.///
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((dave courvoisier)) an underground meth lab was found in a sewer outside a wal mart store in new york state. investigators in full hazmat suits investigated the lab that runs below the parking lot. it's reportedly tall enough to stand up in.. and was unsecured. now detectives are looking at security video for clues./// ((christianne klein)) a chinese tourist in
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his wallet stolen ended up signing an asylum application that landed him in a refugee center for 12 days! the man only spoke mandarin and went to city hall instead of the police station after he was robbed. authorities only discovered the mistake after turning to a local chinese restaurant to translate./// ((katie boer)) another confused tourist situation lead to a police chase in san diego. a chinese family on vacation was chased for several miles for erratic driving. a woman got out confused and at gunpoint. apparently, they didn't know that lights andr go without issuing any tickets./// ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live at eleven. ((christianne klein)) >> the late show with stephen colbert is next with comedian john oliver. we'll see you back here tomorrow night.///
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