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hours.. what all these crashes had in common. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... reorganizing the clark county school district... just how soon the plans could go into effect, despite concerns. ((brian loftus))
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back up, just in time for the weekend! the triple digits that'll make you want to take a dip in the pool. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. sadly this mornig we are staring your morning with sad news. three people are dead... in a span of 24-hours. >> the victims were all killed while crossing the street. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from eastern and sahara... the scene of the latest auto versus pedestrian collision... with a word from police. ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... it really has been a deadly stretch... and police are fed up with the
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pedestrian crash happened here near eastern and sahara. police say a woman was walking in a marked crosswalk last night... and was hit. the woman was taken to sunrise hospital where she later died. police are urging drivers to slow down and be aware of their surroundings: ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: "as a driver on the roadway, even though you're doing what you're supposed to do, pay attention en off the accelerator and be prepared for pedestrians, and the weather is nice out, so people are going to be out right now.")) ((michael stevens)) >> police say speed was not a factor in this crash... and the driver stayed on scene. but that wasn't the case just a few hours before... just east of here... where a man was hit while crossing the street near sahara and burnham. police say the driver took-off and came back an hour later... he told police he left because he was scared. now... he faces a felony hit-and-run
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and a 60-year-old man was killed crossing boulder highway near nellis... against a "don't walk" signal. the man died at the scene. police say there's been 65-traffic related fatalities in metro's jurisdiction this year. brian, michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> h are police doing anything different to stop the recent trend? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle, police really say... it's not up to them... there's actually very little they can do to prevent these tragedies from happening. instead... they're pleading with the public to be a little more vigilant while on the roads.
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demetria, how are the roads? the left shoulder is blocked on southbound i-15 and charleston after a crash. expect delays. looks like crews are cleaning up a mess that was made earlier this morning on southbound 95 and eastern. there was a pretty nasty rollover that happened around four am.
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to move forward with the regulations.. the latest draft is 24 pages long, front and back. last night, nearly ever trustee on the school board voiced concerns about the latest plan ... they're worried about how the changes will be implemented.. but the committee says there's no reason to be concerned. ((deanna wright/trustee: "i still don't think that we are adequately addressing student achievement." )) ((senator michael roberson: "if there are legitimate issues about implentation yes we can still address that in the language absolutely.")) ((michelle mortensen)) >> trustees are also co effect the day to day classroom experience for students. they also are worried about funds ... and if there is enough money to move forward with the plans. if all goes as planned....the changes will start in the 2017-2018 school year./// ((michelle mortensen)) today is the last day you can donate school supplies to more than 18- at risk schools in clark county. 8 news now teamed up with smiths and silver state schools credit union to collect donations. for a list of locations where you can drop off supplies.. go to our website las vegas now
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we're finally getting a look at the monkey that a man snuck on board a flight from ohio to columbus earlier this week. here's surveillance video from the airport in columbus.. you can see the man going through security with the little monkey on his shoulder. the man didn't tell frontier about the animal ahead of time.. breaking airline policy. the company alerted mccarran prior to landing and metro responded. however, police did not charge the man with anything because he was able to provide proper documentation for the monkey./// weather?
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beautiful view from our red rock
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...................... we've had nice clear skies for the overnight shooting stars... and this year did promise to be a great year for viewing the perseids. ...... the moon set after midnight and the skies were nice and dark. thanks tyler leavitt for this great shot he snapped down on nipton road near searchlight. ............ temps are comfortable outside right now - in the low 80s and upper 70s. ............ the air is dry and we'l weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) governor brian sandoval
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ballot-- also known as question 1. he's concerned it would unnecessarily restrict rights of law- abiding nevadans and won't keep guns from criminals. the nra is praising the these comments came as the association launched a 3- million dollar tv campaign in nevada. it's targeting hillary clinton and her view on guns. the nra says a clinton presidency would stack the supreme court with anti- gun justices who would overturn the 2nd amendment. question 1 proponents say they don't want to take guns from people, they just don't want them falling into the wrong hands./// ((michelle mortensen)) still to come on 8 news now good day... motorcyclists are breaking all sorts of rules on the road, and it's driving metro crazy.
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>> what our officers are urging riders to stop doing. ((michelle mortensen)) urging riders to stop doing. ((michelle mortensen)) plus.. drumming up a sweat.. the new exercise that will make you feel like you're part of the band./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((brian loftus)) a-rod will play the final game of his 22- season career tonight at yankee stadium. the 41- year- old will be an special advisor and instructor for the team through december 2017. a-rod is a 3- time american league he's hit the ball more than 3- thousand times ... about 700 of them were homers. his stellar career was marred with some controversy .. he was suspended the entire 2014 season for using performance enhancing drugs./// ((sherry swensk)) staying in shape isn't the easiest thing to do .. there's always temptations .. like this morning brian brought donuts! ((michelle mortensen)) >> it might be easier to keep in
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that's the idea behind a new exercise that's growing in popularity called "drums alive." the program uses drum-sticks and exercise balls to work both body and mind. people say the class is a blast: (((cathy epigg/drum alive participant: "this class is just so innovative and different. i had to try it. and i can't stop.." )) ((michelle mortensen)) >> a woman with a hip injury created the workout, which has been adapted for children - to boost fitness and concentration./// sherry, how's th ((sherry swensk))
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speak... and the nights are getting longer with shorter, but ted the nights are temps are comfortable outside right now - in the low 80s and upper 70s. ............ the air is dry and we'll be warming up as we head into the weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 today and this weekend
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((brian loftus)) we're learning more about yesterday's massive explosion and fire at an apartment building in maryland. the building erupted with flames... in a suburb of d-c. we now know two people were killed .. this morning, crews will continue to search for several others who remain missing. about 30- people were injured ..
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explosion .. but people reportedly smell gas right before the blast. teams are now working to secure the building .. because it could potentially collapse./// thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads. volunteer boulevard is under construction from executive airport to lv blvd. crews will be in the area through october. construction will also continue through october here. over on the west side, traffic is clear.
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((michelle mortensen)) next on 8 news now good history was made at the olympics ... news now good day.. history was made at the olympics ... ((brian loftus)) >> the record michael phelps broke ... that was more than 2- thousand years old. ((michelle mortensen)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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if you arrive in rio de janeiro by sea... the first thing you'll in rio de janeiro by sea... the first thing you'll likely see when you get off your cruise ship is the mortensen)) >> in today's "destination rio" report... jacque jovic takes a trip back in time at one of the coolest attractions outside the olympic games. ((jacque)) it's the focal point of pier maua. from the outside, the museum of tomorrow appears to be more of a modern art sculpture than a science museum. ((leonardo menezes/content manager)) "it was designed by the spanish architect santiago calatrava. he's very well-known for other
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the building is built to be sustainable. ((leonardo menezes/content manager)) "the use of natural light, the use of solar panels and the use of water from the bay to cool the air conditioning system." ((jacque)) "as a tourist in rio there are so many things to see, you can't waste any time. so i'm going to the museum of tomorrow today." ((natsot)) ((jacque)) once inside you start with a trip back in time to where our universe and planet began and move forward to the present day. ((leonardo me are changing the activity of the planet with our industries, with our transportation, with the growing population... and then knowing that responsibility, then we can move forward to tomorrows where we are right now and face the challenges of the future." ((jacque)) the more than 800-thousand visitors who have passed through the exhibits since the museum opened last december... get the same message. ((leonardo menezes/content manager)) "depending on the choices you make today, you can configure tomorrows that are sustainable or tomorrows that are not sustainable. it
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"destination rio" stories online at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) here's a look at the medal count this morning.. the u-s leads the way with 38 medals. we have the most gold: 16 ... followed by 12 silver and 10 bronze. ((michelle mortensen)) >> china is in second place with 30 medals... japan has 22 and russia trails behind with and some of the events everyone will be watching today ... the first gold medals in track and field will be handed out in the women's 10- thousand meter final... men's 20- kilometer race walk .. and women's shot put. team usa will take on serbia in men's basketball.. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and in the pool, michael phelps will look to win the 100- meter butterfly.. and katie ledecky will compete in the 800 meter freestyle.///
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the highlights from yesterday's olympic events ... ((michelle mortensen)) >> it was a day full of firsts and a few records were broken. like in rugby ... fiji is the best in the world ... and brought home their very first gold medal. they defeated great britain .. 43 to 7. rugby is a hugely popular sport in fiji./// ((michelle mortensen)) and in gymnastics .. 19- year- old simone biles took home the gold in the individual all- around woman to win the title, and 5th overall. biles' teammate, 22-year-old aly raisman, took silver./// ((brian loftus)) and american swimmer simone manuel made history .. becoming the first african- american women to win gold in swimming. she tied with a canadian swimmer for first in the 100 meter freestyle./// ((brian loftus)) and another day, another medal for michael phelps. phelps broke a 2- thousand- 160 year old record ...
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the 200- meter individual medley. this is his 4th gold in a row at the rio games./// ((brian loftus)) the maryland native is dubbed the 'baltimore bullet' .. during last night's preseason ravens game.. they all stopped to watch phelps win that race. the crowd and players went wild when phelps won./// demetria, what's driving people crazy?
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drive you crazy, but there are some things we're doing out on the road that are driving metro crazy. today, we're hearing from lieutenant david jacoby. "this focus i would like to to concentrate on motorcycles. the motorcycles on the roadway, the motocycle licensing, and the people in it who are driving around, driving us crazy." ideally, anybody operating a motorcycle on the roadway must be a licensed motorcycle-endorsed operator. you've got your license, it's endorsed by dmv. "motorcycles operate on the roadway much like a car. leave the stti magazines. it looked good in a movie, but our roadways and byways are not built to have that. "bad thing is with nevada riders is that we are so close to california that motorcycle riders from california, or even here in nevada, think that the lane-splitting is permissible. just because it's permissible or allowed in another state...nevada is zero-tolerance on that." "this same time last year, we are up over twenty-five
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fatalities on metro's roadways. ((demetria obilor)) >> metro recommends riders go beyond basic motorcycle certification and take advanced courses to further rider education. the lieutenant also said that it's very important that both drivers and motorcycles work together, check blind spots and give each other room to prevent injury and death on our roads. what's driving you crazy? traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) forget macho man .. this is nacho, nacho man! ((michelle mortensen)) >> the special offer from a las vegas restaurant ... after this fan took some nachos to the face .. in the name of baseball./// ((brian loftus))
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following breaking news overnight ... the major police activity on the west side of the valley. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... the weather is warming up for the weekend! the triple digit temps headed our way. ((brian loftus)) >> and... an nhl team will be coming to the valley .. the owners shares some possible team names with us. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen, in for kirsten. > we're following breaking news right now ... there is a lot of police activity on the west side of the valley... near 95 south and rancho. ((brian loftus)) >> we have a crew on the way to the scene and we are working to confirm some details. we will continue to keep you updated as we learn more about this situation./// demetria, how are the roads?
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back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) the oakland raiders continue their quest to bring the n-f-l to nevada. reps from the football team recently met with nevada state leaders to discuss plans for potential training camp sites. reno seems to be the top choice right now.
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right now that are being narrowed down. the raiders want 750 million dollars in public funding to build the arena./// ((brian loftus)) and we now know some of the potential names for las vegas' newly awarded nhl team. nhl owner bill foley says he's filed for trademark protection on night hawks, desert hawks and red hawks. foley also told 8 news now sports reporter chris maathius he is filing two other names ... but wouldn't reveal them, for sherry, how's the weather?
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comfortable this morning. no smoke... no dust... and even light winds for ou weekend. .............. temps have dropped to the 70s and it feels pretty comfortable outside for a nice change. ..................... temps are comfortable outside right now - in the low 80s and upper 70s. ............ the air is dry and we'll be warming up as we head into the weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps
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back to you!/// ((michelle mortensen)) sexually assaulting a hotel employee inside boulder station told police he doens't
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report, ivon major claimed he was on meth and heroin at the time. police say the 22-year-old punched the victim in the face and body multiple times before assaulting her. major reportedly ran away after a co-worker called out to the hotel employee. major's mother turned him in after seeing surveillance video on the news./// ((michelle mortensen)) start your week on 8 news now good day.. with "monday mornings with the mayors." you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in on monday during the 6am newscast.. answered.// ((brian loftus)) donald trump's issues with the republican party continues to grow.. ((michelle mortensen)) >> why dozens of gop leaders want the rnc to stop funding the nominee's campaign.. and where they want the money to go instead. ((brian loftus)) plus.. the potential first gentleman is in the valley today ... where bill clinton will be speaking ... trying to get votes for his wife. ((michelle mortensen)) we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((demetria obilor)) remember the pittsburgh pirates fan who got a face full of food and lost his beer while trying to catch a foul ball?? it was 'nacho'r ... and it's still trending this morning. here's a little recap in case you somehow forgot this crazy video ... the guy was fine, and the pirates gave him a clean shirt and new plate of nachos. but now ... nacho daddy has his back. the las vegas locations are offering this mystery man a year's supply of nachos. they'll give the guy one of their signature nachos every week for the next 365 days .. and a clean shirt. only catch, the offer only stands here in las vegas./// sherry how's the
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mountains...
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the place to cool off. so much heat for the valley again and building quickly this weekend. ............ heading into the one-teens territory. ............ the air is dry and we'll be warming up as we head into the weekend. .............. 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. demetria, how are the roads? demetria, how are the roads? demetria, how are the
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((brian loftus)) breaking news right now ... we've now learned why there is a lot of police activity on the west side of the valley. ((michelle mortensen)) >> we just heard back from metro .. who says they are investigating a homicide. details are still pretty limited ... we will continue to keep you updated as we learn more, both on air and online./// ((michelle mortensen)) the race to the white house returns to las vegas
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clinton and liberatarian presidential candidate gary johnson will be in town. they're speaking at the "2016 presidential election forum." it begins later this afternoon at caesars. the event is being put on by the asian american journalists association and the asian and pacific islander american vote./// ((michelle mortensen)) and cbs news learned more than 70 republicans are urging the republican national committee to stop funding donald trump's campaign... instead, they want the funds to go to the senate and house races. trump says he doesn't w republicans./// ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus))
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winery.. and they're giving napa valley a run for its money. crews started hand- picking grapes early yesterday morning. the vineyard has more than 850 plants some are over 20-years-old. the picked grapes will be used to make zinfandel wine. the wine will be checked for
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and the season's zinfandel wine will be ready to drink by 2018. the pahrump valley winery produces seven nevada wines and can be found at local stores. /// sherry, how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) those shooting stars... and this year did promise to be a great year for viewing the perseids.... so plan on seeing them this weekend. ...... the moon has set and the skies are nice and dark right now.
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right now - in the low 80s and upper 70s. ............ the air is dry and we'll be warming up as we head into the weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. 110. hit and run crash at flamingo and rainbow. the left lane is closed on westbound 215 and warm springs along the south beltway.
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some delays in about an hour.
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we're following breaking following breaking news right now... metro police are investigating a murder on the west side of the valley. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now reporter michael stevens just arrived on scene near rancho and 95 south. michael, what do we know?
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the s and p, the dow and the nasdaq all closed at record highs nasdaq all closed at record highs yesterday... it's the first time all three hit new records on the same day since 1999. the nasdaq gained 23. the dow added 117... right now it's down 22 points./// ((sherry swensk)) we had a great time busting a move this week! so lets take a look back at some
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((demetria obilor)) this is the pizza atm it's a vending machine that dispenses hot piping pizza in just three minutes there's one campus that called dibs on it ((demetria obilor)) wouldn't that be nice just right outside you're dorm room ((patrick walker)) it may not be gourmet ((demetria obilor)) that would be amazing that would solve a lot of problems ((kirsten joyce)) what if we had one here?! ((demetria obilor)) that would be amazing! ((kirsten joyce)) aahhh i want one ((demetria obilor)) is not charging my macbook anymore, and so i'm gonna have to go and buy a probably $90 new charger. ((brian loftus)) i need to tell you something demetria ((demetria obilor)) yes ((brian loftus)) kirsten spilled coffee on it about a week ago laughs i didn't want to say anything, but.... ((demetria obilor)) uh of pay up kirsten! ((kirsten joyce)) guess who spilled coffee today under here this guy brian brian brian you come back here and causing trouble ((brian loftus)) it's not sheriff lombardo, it's officer lombardo! ((sheriff joe lombardo))yes, exactly. brian- respondinta situationfea don't they! ((sheriff joe lombardo)) notice the hair color difference? laughs ((brian loftus))
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came across your face. i was thinking maybe you saw kirsten's tweet of that photo ((sheriff joe lombardo)) i follow kirsten but i don't follow you brian laughs ((kirsten joyce)) sorry brian ((brian loftus)) she's alot better looking than i am might as well follow her laughs music playing & dancing ((brian loftus)) some 4k dancers from around the world are in las vegas right now for the olympics of hip hop dance music playing & dancing ((brian loftus)) can i join the team? can i join..... i'll see ya at thomas ooooo!!! thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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in the west. it is friday, august 12, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." two dozen people are hurt when a cross-country flight gets rocked by turbulence. dismiss his incorrect claim that president obama founded isis as sarc sarcasm. and hillary clinton says her economic plan will help the middle class. a shark living in greenland that may have been born before george washington. what it could teach us about healthy aging. this morning's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. some very rapid shaking, and then it felt like we hit a wall.

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