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((shakala alvaranga)) >> paul and christianne, the mother joy and her son in law kekoa are expected to make a full physical recovery -- and should be home by the end of the week. they are emotionally distraught but thankful to be alive. joy fractured her ankle and ribs during that crash. meanwhile, kekoa fractured his leg. both of the victims are awake and alert. overwhelmed with support from the community, they shared this message with us this afternoon .... (( "joy asked me this morning how do i begin to thank people. and, the penoa family as well. they're in awe of the support and love that they've recieved and they ask that i just extend their gratitude and thanks for the love and support and compassion that has been shown to their family. it's inspiring. the good that we've seen."
their son carlon and daughter ashley were all killed in sunday's crash in moapa valley. investigators say the driver of the car drifted left into the median, then over corrected to the right, causing the car to roll over. the son in law, who police say was unrestrained, survived the joy was restrained. investigators are still unable to determine if those who died were wearing their seat belt. ((shakala alvaranga)) police are still looking into why the driver drifted left, causing that crash. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) shakala, we've seen hundreds of donations online. are there any other ways to help the family? ((shakala alvaranga)) christianne, we asked the
like the brandt family has. /// ((christianne klein)) police made an arrest today... in the murder of a 78- year- old woman. 55- year- old arthur lopez is charged with murder with a deadly weapon. police say lopez was the victim's estranged husband. erlinda penaflor was found dead inside her home near washington and sloan sunday evening. police say she died from blunt force traume to the head./// ((paul joncich)) when it comes to road friendly cities you may be surprisedo u-s. a wallet hub study ranked to 100 most populated cites and put las vegas at number nine. the study looked at factors like traffic conditions, infrastructure quality, and auto safety. the top three spots went to corpus christi, tucson, and scottsdale arizona. washington d-c came in last. ((paul joncich)) and when we asked if you argee, some of you had interesting comments. -florance carlson wrote: the road is friendly, not the drivers
sahara slow down on i-15. -angel marquez wrapped things up by adding: 95 downtown needs some lane additions but everything else is fairly solid. you can join the conversation on our 8 news now facebook and twitter pages and you might just see your comment on air! ((paul joncich)) ((christianne klein)) ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking dropping temperas valley... really another very nice, dry day for our tuesday across the valley. ......................
haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by clark county daq remaining in place through today. some lingering smoke is still possible. ..................... most of us are looking at cooler temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s. man being shot several times overnight. it happened just before midnight near lake mead and hollywood. metro believes the shooter walked up to a ground level apartment and started shooting. a man in his early 20's was hit. he was taken to u-m-c where he's police say a couple of children were also inside during the time of the shooting... but weren't hurt. ((lt. dan mcgrath // metro police: recently we've seen a number of younger -- these younger men involved in senseless violence with guns so it is a big concern for us as an agency. and there's going to be some more officers in this area later today and even the next few days so hopefully we catch this person. ))
helping with the investigation.. but it's not yet clear if this is connected to gang activity. police are also checking cameras in the area.. to see if one of them picked up anything./// ((christianne klein)) hillary clinton is campaigning in florida - the state with the most electoral votes up for grabs out of all of the battleground states. ((paul joncich)) >> it's also the focus of a national health concern. and donald trump is facing some concerns of his own. craig boswell is at the white house with more details. donald trump has sparked a new controversy at his rally ino hillary clinton wants to abolish the second amendment. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) (booing) "if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. although the second amendment folks maybe there is. i don't know." (gfx) the clinton campaign immediately responded saying: "this is simplewhat trump is saying is dangerous. a person seeking to the be president of the united states should not suggest violence in any way." trump's campaign called "the media" dishonest and said he
to the polls. (standup: craig boswell/cbs news/the white house) trump is already facing criticism from 50 former national security officials who wrote this letter saying donald trump isn't qualified to be president or commander in chief. (james jeffrey/frmr. u.s. ambassador to iraq) "as a president, we think that he would be the most reckless president in american history. those are very strong words but that's how, at least, i feel." but trump dismissed the group as the "failed" washington elite who are jealous because he hasn't asked them for advice. clinton toured a healthcare clinic in the miami neighborhood that is ground zero in the battle against on congress to step up funding. (sec. hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee) "i would very much urge the leadership of congress to call people back for a special session and get a bill passed." (gfx) a new quinnipiac poll shows clinton and trump neck and neck in florida she has a 4 point advantage in ohio and is up 10 points in pennsylvania. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house./// ((paul joncich)) clinton has a 10 point lead in the latest national
don't forget 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the local races and issues that matter to you both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) more travel holdups for delta airlines customers. ((christianne klein)) >> how monday's massive power failure is impacting travelers here in the valley.. and how soon airline officials say the problem could be fixed.. that's coming up next one the valley's news leader.///
((christianne klein)) delta air lines is still dealing with monday's computer
glitch .. more than 500 flights were canceled today ((paul joncich)) >> but here at mccarran airport.... we're only seeing a few delays and so far no cancelations. delta canceled about 1- thousand flights yesterday .. after a power outage at their main hub in atlanta knocked out its systems. delta's computers are back up and running again. they're offering refunds to
but as kris van cleave reports, the airlines' computer systems are older than the planes themselves. the outage disabled delta's flight status alerts (shanese sims, delta passenger) we found out we're four hours delayed. airport monitors incorrectly listed flights as on time... the dealys and cancellations prompted an apology from delta's ceo. (delta ceo ed bastion) "it's an all hands on deck effort." delta's network outage raises questions about the reliability of computer systems used by airlines... which are not regulated by the faa. last year, united and american both suffered computer problems. in julyaaty router forced ute . disruption tt lasted days. southwest to ground flights... a disruption that lasted days. harteveldt/travel industry analyst) "they're running on a reservation system that is more than 35 years old." airlines now rely on computers to handle pretty much everything from reservations and seat assignments... to how much fuel and snacks to load on a plane. harteveldt says delta has been rebuilding its core technologies for more than 6 months. the airline industry generally has reliable systems, but portions can be decades old. (harteveldt) "airlines are technology companies that fly airplanes.
reliable as their aircraft." (standup close - kris van cleave/cbs news/reagan national airport) "the department of transportation tells cbs news it is having discussions with delta about the outage and continues to monitor the situation. the airline is offering compensation for people who have had cancelled flights or delays of more than three hours in the form a 200 dollar flight voucher. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, virignia."/// ((christianne klein)) the airline cancell 900 flights monday. experts say travelers should expect delays into tomorrow./// ((paul joncich)) a couple of wildfires are chewing through parts of california.
((christianne klein)) hundreds of firefighters in california are battling the "pilot fire" in san bernardino county.. the blaze has burned more than 63- hundred acres and there's no sign of slowing down. it started on sunday... and has tripled in size in less than 24 hours. at last check, the fire is only six- percent contained. one firefighter just finished helping battle a wildfire near big sur ... and instead of going home, he decided to help fight the pilot fire: ((john deyoe / r ash and flames everywhere, you're tired, its 3am and you've got to keep going." )) ((christianne klein)) >> the wildfires have also forced thousands of people to leave their homes.. plus several area school districts have been closed. still no word on the cause of the fire./// ((paul joncich)) further up north a 57-thousand acre fire is still burning in monterey county. the soberanes fire is now 50-percent contained. fire crews believe this one was started by an illegal campfire. it's destroyed at least 57
and 3 other injuries./// toss to weather ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking dropping temperatures and breezy conditions across the valley... really another very nice, dry day for our tuesday across the valley. ...................... we're looking at plenty of haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by clark county daq remaining in place through today. some lingering smoke is still possible. ..................... most of us are looking at cooler temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s.
climbing to the low 100s today. look for low triple digits through the 7-pm hour, dropping down to the mid 90s by 9pm and down to 91 by about 11pm. ...................... tropical moisture will bring a risk of flash flooding to mohave county weather persists farther west. shifting winds will move the moisture away to the east beginning on thursday, with dry and hotter weather expected over the weekend. the small chance we had for isolated thundestorms around las vegas wednesday looks smaller -- with
.................... tonight look for lows to drop to the low 80s.... turning occasionally breezy. tomorrow mostly sunny with high temps dropping into the 90s. .................... extended forecast... look for highs in the 90s wednesday and thursday before another warmup. as hot for the upcoming weekend -- but at least climbing to about 107 starting saturday through the following tuesday. ((christianne klein)) this week, cones will be
road. demetria obilor shows you what to expect as crews work on a major pipeline project, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( some of you have been asking me what's going on along sunset road. over the past several months, there have been a couple of different projects on this road slowing you down. this week, expect more cones and delays. for the next couple of weeks, crews are going to be paving sunset between mcleod and eastern as part of the central segment of the paradise whitney interceptor project. this week, there will be nightly lane restrictions along sunset from 6pm to 7am. at mcleod, there will be two lanes open for traffic in each
russell as alternates to get around the work. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((paul joncich)) great white sharks are invading a small east coast beach. ((christianne klein)) >> the unsettling sightings that have beach goers putting their summer plans on hold and what experts believe brought them to this unusual feeding ground./// announcer: you're
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((paul joncich)) it's an erie connection to the movie jaws. as two cape cod towns are on alert after more great white shark sightings. todd kazakiewich reports. a great white shark snacking on a seal... this is one of at least half a dozen sharks spotted today by a team of researchers led by state marine biologist dr. greg skomal. (dr. greg skomal/state marine biologist) "we had three sharks that were previously tagged, which gives us a really nice sense of, you know, residency - how long they stay around the area." sharks are spotted close to shore in chatham, orleans the sightings posted immediately to the 'sharktivity' app - produced by the atlantic white shark conservancy. (cynthia wigren/atlantic white shark conservancy) "the one off of north beach island in chatham was between 25 and 50 yards offshore. and there were people on the beach." most beachgoers are blissfully unaware, only learning the news once the alert issued. (dr. greg skomal/state marine biologist) "it's definitely not unusual for us to see the sharks very close to the shoreline. that is not new. we've been seeing that every year for the last several years, you know.
get that out to the folks."/// ((christianne klein)) crystal pepsi officially back on store shelves years after pepsi discontinued the product. the clear cola was introduced in a 19-92 super bowl commercial featuring van halen, but was only on the market a year. competitive eater kevin stahle helped push for its return with a change-dot-org petition that garnered 34-thousand signatures. crystal pepsi is available the soda giant is marking the return with a concert at new york city's terminal 5 on today. the "summer of '92" concert features '90's icons salt-n-pepa, en vogue, biz markie and lisa loeb./// ((paul joncich)) dopey took a nasty tumble during a show at disney world sunday night. and it wasn't part of the skit. an ambulance was called to disney's hollywood studios after dopey slipped through the railing and fell on goofy during
treated on site and released. and the show will go on./// ((christianne klein)) some serious safety concerns after a 10 year old boy is killed on the tallest water slide in the world. ((paul joncich)) >> what officials say was overlooked >> when it comes to protecting the people inside the water park... that's coming up next on the valley's news leader./// announcer: now,
a kansas city newspaper says the water slide where a 10-year old boy died sunday has not been inspected by the state since it opened two years ago. ((christianne klein)) >> police say caleb schwab died from a neck injury while on the ride, which is the tallest water slide in the world. kansas city. jess sanford and melanie gocke (go-key) say they went down the massive slide hours before caleb schwab. ( jess sanford) "i just saw caleb sliding down kind of like the last half of the slide and there was a blood trail down the slide." first responders found the 10-year-old in a pool at verruckt's base. verruckt's first plunge is more than 168 feet or approximately 17 stories high. the second drop is about 50 feet. two to three people can ride in a raft at one time
"it wasn't that secure being strapped in." paul oberhauser says his belt came off while riding with a friend and his nine-year-old son about two weeks ago. "as soon as i hit the bottom of the first curve the shoulder strap just kind of busted loose." he said he had to grip handles by his legs to hold on and told park staff what happened. "they kinda said oh no really or something like yes that's not good. and so it sounded like you know about it." in a statement, sclitterbahn said safety is their "top priority" and that the rides are inspected daily. ("deborah hersman intv rem229"//president and chief executive officer of the national safety council) there are no federal standards and so it really is up to the park operators, the manufacturers of the rides and the states to make sure this is a safe environment. schlitterbahn is expected to reopen tomorrowits unclear how long the waterslide will remain closed. omar villafranca, cbs news, kansas city, kansas.///
police, two women were in the raft with schwab. they were taken to the hospital for minor facial injuries./// ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking dropping temperatures and breezy conditions across the valley... really another very across the valley. ...................... we're looking at plenty of sunshine--still a little buit of haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by clark county daq remaining in place through today. some lingering smoke is still
temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s. even our warmest neighborhoods only climbing to the low 100s today. the potential reorganization of c-c-s-d will be held tonight. it begins at 6 pm inside the clark county government center commission chambers. it will be hosted by commissioner lawrence weekly. the meetings are required under assembly bill 294... the plan is to decentralize the district and give principals more power. tomorrow and a finalized plan is expected monday./// ((christianne klein)) and you have a chance to help students get ready for the first day of class... 8 news now teamed up with smiths and silver state schools credit union to hold a school supply drive for at-risk schools in clark county. the drive runs through august 12th. for a list of locations where you can drop off supplies.. go to our website las vegas now dot com. /// ((paul joncich)) the world's longest-known hunger strike has ended with a lick of honey in india.
since the year 2000. she was protesting alleged human rights abuses. she was force-fed by authorities for years -- until today... when sharmila fulfilled a promise to start eating again. now she says she's taking a different approach to make her voice heard -- she's running for office. ((christianne klein)) fans of former boy band n-sync were teased with a reunion on instagram. this after justin timberlake it's him, lance bass, j-c chasez, joey fatone and chris kirkpatrick. the guys got together for chasez's 40th birthday party, and timberlake documented the milestone with the image captioned "j-c's 40th... and, if you don't know, now you know..." naturally, fans immediately started wishing for more. one person tweeted "this low key @nsync reunion brings tears of joy to my life... and hope that there will be a reunion tour in our future!"/// ((paul joncich))
world... tim tebow is back in the headlines... this time for something other than football. the former nfl quarterback and heisman trophy winner has decided to pursue a career in major league baseball. tebow hasn't played baseball since he was a junior in high school... but says it's not a publicity stunt... and thinks he could be in the majors relatively quickly and former big leaguers he's been working out with agree./// ((christianne klein)) rapper snoop dogg and lifestyle icon martha stewart will join forces in the kitchen this fall. will co-host a cooking show. "martha and snoop's dinner party," will feature the two stars preparing a meal for their celebrity friends. this will not be the first collaboration between stewart and snoop... the duo first teamed up over the stove in 2008 on an episode of "martha stewart living." and this summer, they appeared together on abc's "100-thousand- dollar pyramid" game show./// ((paul joncich))
tent at caesars and heading to the cosmopolitan. "speigelworld" will take over and re-imagine the former ballroom, rose. rabbit. lie., creating a distinct venue for the show. absinthe opened in las vegas in 2011, where it was voted "best new show" and hailed as the most outrageous and original offering on the strip in years. the new re-energized show will arrive at the cosmopolitan by the end of 2016./// ((christianne klein)) the concerns for zika our country. ((paul joncich)) >> up next we sit down with a local >> health expert on what we need to be concerned about here in
our part of the valley.///
there's another non-travel- related case of the zika virus in his state. joining me now is dr. bernard farzin with healthcare partnes of nevada. to talk about how this could impacty our region. > where do we stand as a nation with the zika health issue? how is it increasing nationally compared to our region > las vegas has a massive influx of travelrers from all over... does that increase our risk? > > will the change of season
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car crash. state troopers say a head on collision yesterday afternoon left both drivers dead -- 64-year-old mary robinson and 26-year-old amanda murley -- both were from tennessee. in the car with murley was her fiance and memphis police officer tony vuong, her two year old son, two year old nephew and her sister. all are in the hospital, where we're told one of the toddlers is in the i-c-u. (james ladnier/good samarita " the pain the family is going through." james ladnier was one of the people nearby who jumped in to help. (james ladnier/good samaritan) "it was frantic for the most part. everybody was running around trying to help in someway shape or form. we had used five fire extinguishers trying to keep it from engulfing the inside of the vehicle." ladnier was able to pull the last toddler out right before the car caught fire. (james ladnier/good samaritan) "both of us ended up taking in smoke, so it took about 15 minutes." (reporter off cam)
thinking?" (james ladnier/good samaritan) "just to get everyone out of the vehicle no if, ands or buts." but by the time paramedics arrived, murley was already gone. we're told she was a smart, kind-hearted woman who loved her family. she was set to marry her high school sweetheart this october. there are no words to describe the heartache the family is enduring right now. ladnier spent the day with them in the hospital. he says it's a day that will stay with him for the rest of his lif samaritan) "my heart reaches out for every one of them."/// ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking dropping temperatures and breezy conditions across the valley... really another very nice, dry day for our tuesday across the valley. ...................... we're looking at plenty of sunshine--still a little buit of haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by
some lingering smoke is still possible. ..................... most of us are looking at cooler temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s. even our warmest neighborhoods only climbing to the low 100s today. look for low triple digits through the 7-pm hour, dropping down to the mid 90s by 9pm and down to 91 by about 11pm. ...................... tropical moisture will bring a risk of flash flooding to mohave county through wednesday, while west. shifting winds will move the moisture away to the east beginning on thursday, with dry and hotter weather expected over the weekend. the small chance we had for isolated thundestorms around las vegas wednesday looks smaller -- with our best chance for storms remaining around mohave county. .................... tonight look for lows to drop to the low 80s.... turning occasionally breezy. tomorrow mostly sunny with high
after it cut eight percent of its workforce. in a statement-- twitter says it's always looking at ways to use its office space more efficiently and effectively./// ((paul joncich)) n-b-c-universal has struck a supernatural deal with warner brothers. the company has acquired the broadcast and cable t-v rights to the eight "harry potter" films in the franchise and the forthcoming "fantastic beasts" films. the original eight films will air on n-b-c's channels in july 2018. the partnership gives n-b-c-universal digital rights april 20-25. n-b-c-universal already has popular harry potter attractions at its universal theme parks in orlando, hollywood and japan./// ((paul joncich)) meanwhile saturday night live is losing two of its veteran cast members. n-b-c- says taran killam and jay pharoah will not be returning to the long-running sketch series. killam and pharoah have been on the series for six seasons. killam is best known for playing characters like
his portrayals of president obama and former presidential candidate ben carson./// ((christianne klein)) the power of puppies is taking over one california prison. ((paul joncich)) >> how some inmates facing some hard time are now finding a new lease on life with the help of some four-legged friends. ((christianne klein)) >> big changes coming to meadows mall. tonight at 5... the new store that highlights the clientele being targeted by the shopping center... ((paul joncich)) a prison program that got
its start in san diego is looking to expand. tender loving canines is a non-profit that runs a dog training program behind bars. reporter nha nguyen has the warming up one of the coldest places around from mule creek state prison in california. behind these cement walls and metal gates... gates closing nats ...you'll find what you'd expect. eric ardoin i was 17 years old. i did a strong arm robbery. i got 13 years and eight months. i have 19 months left. 42:28:08 9s here in facility a, a maximum security space at mule creek prison in ione, are some of the toughest guys around. maurice i'm in prison for manslaughter. i've been in prison for like
but there's change in the air... training nats tender loving canines just started up an inmate training program. the convicts train pups to be service dogs for veterans and children with autism. dog it's been a just over a week and these little labs have managed to break the tension with their barks. when i seen the dogs in the yard, it immediately a brought joy to me like it brought it made me smile and you know in here smiles are kinda far and few between. they're hard to come by. maurice i think i have a hard heart. i've been doing criminal activity for so long and i think now that i have him he's made me be more humble. 38:43:07 13s (stitch) 38:52 we're in the cell, he hangs out, when he wags his tail it lets me know he's happy that i'm playing with him and stuff so it makes me feel appreciated. 39:01 9s and brought everyone a sense of purpose with their paws. eric pedersen the first day the dogs ran the yard, it was like 105
guys with the dogs to carry them across the yard so their feet wouldn't get hot 48:27:15 the yard has absolutely become invested in this program as a whole and not just the inmates in the program. 48:38:13 17s and while the end goal, means their separation... maurice i'm in a single cell with the dog so i talk to him sometimes now because i don't have nobody to talk to you so i don't know how i'm going to feel when he leaves but hopefully i'll feel good when he leaves 40:46:14 preston, click. 40:48 15s it's clear the impact of these four-legged animals will go beyond the sentences these men will serve within these walls. maurice like abusing them, yelling at them and telling them to do certain things now-- he's learned positive reinforcement. i would think that if my growing up was maybe i was raised like that instead of always getting in trouble and beat when i was a kid for doing negative things and there was more understanding i would've probably not been in prison./// ((paul joncich)) many of the guys in this yard have been there for decades and
guys in this program are working to make sure the program returns year after year. /// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((christianne klein)) right now on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader.
loading up to stop background checks: " i don't think they are effectives, i don't think they stop one single crime ever. " we look at nevada's background check ballot question... as the n-r-a opens an office in las vegas to fight it... ((dave courvoisier)) an open market... catering to the area around it: being that this community is changing; i like that fact that it's trying to
mall.. and how it's part of big changes in the shopping center... ((christianne klein)) >> and the sentence handed down.. for a deadly d-u-i that killed a man changing a tire on the 95... ((katie boer)) and more haze in our air from wildfires... i'll tell you about it next... the measure is getting considerable support, so today the n-r-a is opening a field office in las vegas to mount a campaign against "question one." anchor paul joncich heard from both sides today. ((paul joncich)) whenever you buy a firearm from a gun shop or a licensened gun dealer, you have to first pass a background check. but private party gun sales.... can happen without one. if approved, question one - would theoretically end that. ((paul joncich)) last month the fbi conducted