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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
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but an unknown number of guns changed hands through private gun sales. supporters of question one - say universal background checks are our best hope for reducing gun violence. while those against it, say there's no correlation between background checks and stopping crime. (( bob irwin/owner: the gun store: "theoretically because they failed the background check they don't commit crimes, they don't get a gun anywhere else...you know...and that's not true of course, if they're criminals, they're criminals ." david moody/l.v. fraternal order of police: " i thini but it will prevent it, and if it prevents one or two from getitng hurt because somebody bought a gun then it's well worth it." )) ((paul joncich)) the group nevadans for background checks is supporting question one. they say they have the backing of more than 50 law enforcment, faith and business leaders in nevada. ((paul joncich)) on the other side: the nra, which is opening an office in las vegas today to fight the measure. they say question one will cost law abiding nevada gun owners their money and their
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the most contentious on the november ballot. back to you./// ((christianne klein)) here is what some of you said about question one on our 8 newsnow facebook page. caryl said: voting no. just one more governmental over-reach into our private lives. and jeff said: you bet i'm voting for it. if your a law abiding citizen you should have no problem going through a background check./// ((dave courvoisier)) a news retail store that specifically targets latino consumers is opening its first location in nevada. curacao is taking over 100-thousand squaree mall... located in the central valley. karen castro is there tell us about the revival in that area it will be contributing too... ((karen castro)) >> the store is still under construction. as we show you, it's taking over the first floor of the dillard's. folks with the los angeles-based company tell me it it's the right time, the right location, and right demographics to expand their business to las vegas.
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the opening of the retail store curacao at the meadows mall. it's the first ever location in nevada catering to the latino community. ((patricia alvarado shopper: )) ((karen castro)) shopper patricia alvarado says in spanish: it's going to be good because in this area there are a lot of latinos. aside from retail, curacoa offers an array of services including: proprietary credit, money transfers to foreign countries, and travel arrangements. ((teylez perez vice-president of marekting, curacao : nevada seems to be the next logical market for us and las vegas having the right demographic of customers that we're looking f the neighborhoods around the meadows mall are predominantly latino. overall, about a third of clark county's population is hispanic. ((commissioner lawrence weekly clark county, dist. d: the hispanic community is growing tremendously and when you look at the number of businesses that's coming out of the hispanic community, it's growing really, really well. )) ((karen castro)) the home of the new curacao store has transformed over the years, accommodating the changing demographics of the area. the meadows mall now offers more
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consumers. ((christopher white general manager, meadows mall: curacao coming into meadows now offers us the opportunity to really serve a demographic in a market that is truly underserved in our community. )) ((karen castro)) the store is looking to hire 150 bilingual employees to facilitate communication with spanish speaking shoppers like alvarado. ((patricia alvarado shopper: ((karen castro)) she says: latin people look for the amenities. ((karen castro)) >> curacao is opening a job center this saturday here at the meadows mall. the store is set to open sometime in october. news now. ((christianne klein)) a wildfire has forced some evacuations at great basin national park in northeastern nevada. this is video of the strawberrry fire taken by the university of nevada seismology lab cameras. great basin national park is about 300 miles north east of las vegas. dubbed the strawberry fire... at this point it is burning out of control.. and about 5-thousand acres. several campgrounds near wheeler peak have been closed..
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to put it out./// ((christianne klein)) and the fire is one of several still burning across the west. that includes the pilot fire in san bernardino county. that is burning in the mountains east of los angeles.... and is moving fast... tripling in size in just 24 hours. those flames have caused thousands to leave thier homes. there are 800 firefighters on the ground trying to hold the flames back. but for those who live in the area.. it comes with the territory: (( .steve cook // neighbors who stayed this is our third go around we are veterans." )) >> for now the flames are only 6 percent contained. you can see in the video that the areas the flames have already passed through are a wasteland of ash and torched trees./// ((christianne klein)) those flames are still making thier way into southern nevada.. and have led to an air quality advisory here in clark county. katie boer is in the weather center to tell how long it may last.. and what precautions to take.. katie?
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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 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. 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 dry 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 our best chance for storms remaining around mohave county. .................... tonight look for lows to drop to the low 80s.... turning occasionally breezy.
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.................... extended forecast... look for highs in the 90s wednesday and thursday before another warmup. temps don't look quite as hot for the upcoming weekend -- but at least climbing to about 107 starting saturday through the following tuesday. ((christianne klein)) a man who hit and killed a 38-year-old changing a tire in march of 2014 was sentenced today. then 22-year-old gary adair junior will serve four to 10 years in prison following a plea deal. he struck kadar brown along the side of the u-s 95 near summerlin parkway. adair pleaded guilty to one count of dui with drugs resulting in death. police say drug paraphernalia at the time. the case also gained attention when the grandmother of the victim attacked adair in the hallway during the court case./// ((dave courvoisier)) the t-s-a says it discovered 68 firearms in carry-on bags last week. 60 of them were loaded.. and 21 even had a bullet in the chamber. among them.. was this 3-d printed replica found at reno.. which was loaded with live ammunition. the person left the gun and moved on. firearms are allowed in checked baggage.. but not in carry on./// ((dave courvoisier))
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officer accused of attacking a student and staff member. he is accused of lying on his report and trying to get a witness to lie about the incident. 45-year old james lescinksy could face decades in prison in convicted. the charges stem from a may 2015 lunchroom fight at an alternative school campus. his attorney says prosecutors misunderstand the incident. the trial could last several days. /// ((christianne klein)) spending more on rent. high portions of paychecks are paying for your home... 8 on your side looks t next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader.
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tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at five.")) ((dave courvoisier)) we're learning new details tonight about why a henderson family's car rolled over, on
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investigators were able to map out where the family was sitting at the time of the crash. meanwhile, the brandt family continues to mourn the loss of a father, son and daughter. ((00;22;59;10 "the nature of ashley and carlon are the children that you would want to have. they're service-oriented, happy, loving, stalwart, tremendous individuals." )) the family has been overwhelmed from the community. in just one day, more than 50 thousand dollars has been raised online. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga sat down with the family but she also took a closer look at this stretch of road. she joins us live near i-15. ((shakala alvaranga)) >>dave, preliminary findings released today have only been able to determine that one of the survivors was wearing a seatbelt. however, it is still unclear if the other deceased were. the aftermath of a horrific crash on i-15.
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live in utah so i travel this way many times every month and i've seen accidents along here. it's a tragedy to end it that way." this is what investigators know so far ... one of the survivors in sunday's deadly crash , joy, was wearing a seat belt. however the other survivor, who was one of the four people ejected from the car, wasn't. "wi p would have to think that people weren't wearing their seatbelts. and this was a tragic event all the way around and it just takes 2 seconds to put that seatbelt on and maybe this whole situation would have been avoided." it's still unknown if those who died were restrained. "it's sad to hear. i know sometimes who don't wear them, maybe they survive. but usually the odds are if you don't wear one, you're in trouble." police say the driver of the car
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causing the car to roll over. michael brandt, their son carlon and daughter ashley were all killed. it's a common sight for many drivers on i-15. "the one i saw yesterday was a semi truck rear ending another one. so, it's kind of a sandwhich situation. and another one was just a car lost it's tire and it kind of rolled and i think it hit another car on the way out." ((shakala alvaranga)) >> police do not know if speed was a facto the driver veered off the road. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((christianne klein)) bad news for renters. according to a new report released by harvard university -- in 2014, 11-million people gave up at least half of their income to pay for housing. that's a record high. consumer advocate michelle mortensen breaks things down in today's debt destroyer report. ((michelle mortensen))
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from harvard university -- 21.3 million people spend 30 percent or more of their paychecks to cover rent. that's a record high. generally -- finance experts suggest budgeting around 30 percent a month to cover housing costs. but with rent prices rising faster than wages -- it's becoming harder and harder to follow that advice. and if you are dedicating more money to rent -- that often means cutting back in other places. like food -- clothing -- and health care. it also makes it harder to get but there is a bright spot. low mortgage rates are making it easier to buy or pay off a home. ((michelle mortensen)) if buying a home is something you are thinking about ... make an appointment with our debt destroyer partner .. the financial guidance center .. they can help you take advanatage of many state and federal programs to make home ownership a reality. dave ... ((dave courvoisier)) tropical storm javier is hitting resort areas near mexico's baja california penninsula. low lying areas
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and rain.. which is expected in the area through wednesday. it has weakened slightly... and is slowing it's forward movement./// ((weather toss))
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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 dry weather persists farther west. shifting winds will move the moisture away to the east 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 temps dropping into the 90s. .................... extended forecast... look for highs in the 90s
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warmup. temps don't look quite as hot for the upcoming weekend -- but at least climbing to about 107 starting saturday through the following tuesday. ((christianne klein))
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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. /// ((dave courvoisier)) a spotlight on amusement parks: (((deborah hersman, president & ceo, national safety council) what we do know about water parks is there is very little federal oversight and regulations. )) >> two tradgedies place oversight of popular summer
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at amusement parks... next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader. ((christianne klein)) an alternative treatment is making headlines... thanks to the olympics. coming up at six... we find out what "cupping" is... as it receives international attention after michael phelps swam with some odd bruises./// ((coming up... as the number grows, florida's governor demands congress go back in session and send more money to combat zika. plus, against all odds, on a hike of the entire appalachian trail. coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) news now at five.")) there you have it folks. it's the greatest double-play ever. t two medium two-topping zzas for $6.99 each. add any four, twenty-ounce pepsi-cola products for just $5. papa johns.
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i'm one of them. yo tambien. i'm one of over 300,000 nevadans who rely on social security. social security helps us pay the bills... ...and enjoy the retirement that we've earned. that's what makes joe heck so dangerous. his plan to privatize social security means billions in profits for wall street... ...risking retirement security on the stock market. what if it crashes again? wall street has given joe heck over a half a million bucks. i wonder who he's working for? because it's not us.
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((dave courvoie parks and summer rides are getting more scrutiny this week.. after two high profile incidents. a 6-year-old girl in tennessee is in critical condition after falling with two other girls from a ferris wheel on monday. and on sunday, a 10-year-old boy in kansas died riding the world's tallest water slide. emily schmidt has more from washington on who's watching the rides to keep them safe. summer thrill-seekers love amusement park rides -- high, fast, adrenaline inducing. the rush is all part of the fun,
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three kids that fell from the ferris wheel. three girls; ages 6, 10, and 16, dropped nearly four stories -- like water pouring from a glass, an eyewitness said -- when their ferris wheel basket flipped at a tennessee county fair. all rides there are now closed for inspection. (bobby holt, greene county fair acting president) no amusement rides will be operating until the state of tennessee gives us the green light to do so. d investigating what happened on the world's tallest water slide to cause a neck injury so severe it killed 10-year-old caleb schwab. (clint sprague, schwab family pastor) there's just no way to prepare for this. researchers at nationwide children's hospital in ohio looked at two decades of numbers from the consumer product safety commission. they found an average of 4,423 children under 18 go to the emergency room every year for amusement park injuries. add in water parks and the most
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no one agency overseeing all kinds of rides. (deborah hersman, president & ceo, national safety council) what we do know about water parks is there is very little federal oversight and regulations. researchers say parents should make sure kids: follow all height, weight and age requirements; use safety equipment; and trust their instincts, making safety what counts most. i'm emily schmidt reporting. ((dave courvoisier)) the nationwide children's amusement ride accidents were head and neck. the most common injuries were bumps and bruises./// ((christianne klein)) delta canceled 500 more flights across the country today. that fallout from yesterdays' outage is still causing delays at mccarran international airport. at multiple airports monitors incorrectly listed flights as on time... the delays and cancellations prompted an apology from delta's ceo. travel industry analyst henry harteveldt says the airline industry generally has reliable
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"airlines are technology companies that fly airplanes. their technology systems have to be as reliable as their aircraft.")) ((christianne klein)) >> the airline says it 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./// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news don't forget we're always streaming on the "news on" app... and you can find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// ((christianne klein))
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