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does background checks.... this is a developing story. we'll have more at five. reporting live in the newsroom, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((dave courvoisier)) a gruesome murder in the valley has metro police hunting down a killer. ((christianne klein)) there appears to be many twists in this bizarre case. 8 news now's mauricio marin has been working all day to find answers. he's live near rancho and u-s 95 with what he's discovered. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) morning....they discovered the home trashed and found a woman beaten over the head and left to die. it's a case that has some neighbors concerned because the suspect is still on the run. >> officers first arrived on scene after getting a call from someone who lives at the house. the man told police he got home and found the woman with obvious trauma to the head. that man woke up his roommate...neith er of them told
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house is outstanding---and police want to talk with him. they aren't calling him a suspect at this time. neighbors say a father and his adult son live at the house along with another relative. this case has friends of cynthia wendy fernandez worried. they say they just got word that she is the victim in this case. ((lizeth cuevas/looking for cynthia wendy perez: "her mom called me at five in the morning asking if i knew anything. ever since then i've been calling and calling and calling trying to figure out where she is at." 'i'm praying to god it's not here but i just need to make sure it's ((mauricio marin)) >> when we spoke with cuevas...she was on her way to talk with authorities. since then she said they have identified the vctim as perez. however at this time---the coroner's office has not officially released the name of the female victim to us. ((mauricio marin)) >> we tried multiple times talking with folks inside the house but they refused. police say if you have any information about this case call them or crimestoppers. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now. ((christianne klein))
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((mauricio marin)) according to public records...a jaime santana owns this house. but again, police haven't said if he is inolved in this case at this point. and still haven't named any suspects. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) happening right now... a right now... a presidential election fu third party candidates jill stein and gary johnson are joining former president bill clinton on stage this afternoon. ((christianne klein)) >> it's part of the asian american journalists association conference here in las vegas. patrick walker is live at caesars with more. patrick? ((patrick walker)) >> the forum is underway right now inside the coliseum. bill clinton is expected on stage shortly on behalf of his wife hillary... but two candidates have spoken so far. let's take a live look inside at the program....
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pacific islander american vote" program. interviewing the candidates this afternoon. green party candidate dr. jill stein spoke to the audience about how she would stand up for people... the planet...
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economic crisis and climate change crisis while cutting the military. and libertarian candidate and former new mexico governor gary johnson made his pitch to the estimated 3-thousand members of the audience. ((gary johnson/(l) presidential candidate: wasted vote is voting for somebody you don't believe in, .... clinton or trump, go ahead. )) ((patrick walker)) >> johnson touched on using a strong military strictly for defense... he also promised no new taxes if elected... and advocated for small government and comprehensive immigration reform. some of the largest cheers... came when johnson spoke in support of legalizing marijuana. ((patrick walker)) again...
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clinton will be speaking shortly on behalf of his wife. we'll have more from that coming up at 5. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now./// ((dave courvoisier)) hillary clinton is taking a break from the campaign trail toa letting up on her attacks on donald trump. (((sec. hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee) "he refuses to do what every other presidential candidate in decades has done and release his tax returns." )) hillary clinton is going after donald trump for his decision not to release his tax returns. she released her 2015 returns friday afternoon showing she paid more than 3 point 6 million dollars in taxes on income of 10 and a half million. the clinton campaign also released this video showing
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((dave courvoisier)) but tax returns is taking a back seat to other issues -- today he is walking back on his comments that president obama founded isis... calling it "sarcasm." the republican presidential candidate tweeted friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm. ((christianne klein)) >> the tweet was the first move by trump to modify his comments. according to a trump campaign official - he will give a speech monday focusing on defeating "radical islamic terrorism."/// ((christianne klein)) and we're your local election headquarters... keeping you upo things politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) and the donations continuing to pour in from all over the valley. for the past week, residents have been dropping off school supplies at smith's and silver state schools credit union for our great school supply drive. ((christianne klein)) >> so far there have been tons of donations coming from the 35 smith's grocery stores and eight silver state schools credit union. our katie boer is out at the donation drop off with a look at the outpouring of support--- and a glimpse at your weekend
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((katie boer)) gr8 school supply drive and weather.... a gorgeous day across the valley as temperatures heat back up over the next couple of days -- especially into this upcoming weekend! right now plenty of blue sky with a few clouds. ............... looking at temperatures... most of us are in the low 100s right now -- climbing up to about 105 union. our katie boer is out at the donation drop off with a look at the outpouring of support--- and a glimpse at your weekend weather forecast. katie? ((katie boer)) gr8 school supply drive and
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((dave courvoisier)) a federal judge in wisconsin overturns the conviction of brendan dassey, who was featured in "making of a murderer." he was sentenced to life with no parole after being convicted in 2007 for several charges in connection to the death of a photographer in wisconsin. dassey could be released in 90 days if the state doesn't appeal the federal order. as for his uncle... steven avery remains convicted of murder, b ((christianne klein)) passengers say they are happy to be in sacramento following a scare in the air. the jetblue flight left boston yesterday evening--- but was diverted to south dakota after encountering a line of thunderstorms. 22 passengers and two crew members were taken to rapid city regional hospital-- all 24 have since been released. some of the passengers described the experience as the tower of terror. ((charlie judkins/passenger) i went flying up, way up in the air and my
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lawton/passenger) i was buckled in but the lady next to me was starting to fly and the guys behind us hit the over apartment and it cracked, you can see where it cracked.)) ((christianne klein)) >> jet blue issued a statement apologizing for the incident -- and offered each passenger a credit in the amount of the round-trip fare paid or 200-dollars./// ((christianne klein)) things are starting to heat back up as we head into the wed. meteorologist katie boer joins us with a look at how long we can expect these exceptionally higher temperatures./// announcer: you're announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
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adans, social security means a secure retirement. but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... and risking it on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half a million dollars to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. joe heck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible
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news now as we wrap up our great school supply drive. our dave courvoisier is standing by with a clark county school district principal who's excited to be receiving some of the donations. ((dave courvoisier)) ad lib
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((katie boer)) a gorgeous day across the valley ((katie boer)) a gorgeous day across the valley as temperatures heat back up over the next couple of days -- especially into this upcoming weekend! right now plenty of blue sky with a few clouds. ............... looking at temperatures...
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about 105 degrees this afternoon. ............... looking at your evening planner.... look for 100 degrees by 7-pm. upper 90s by 9 and low 90s around 11pm. tomorrow morning we start off warm with temperatures in the upper 80s. ............... alerts: no watches or warnings right now.. -- however, there was a flood advisory just west of kingman, and ne of bullhead city for west central mohave county. ................ storms: minor/minimal -- but some activity on t us.... but scattered thunderstorms well south and east of las vegas will dissipate this evening. ................. dry and hot weather is expected through the weekend into the first half of next week. moisture may return to portions of the area late next week. ................. the major heat is set to return for the weekend with temps. peaking sunday at 110 degrees. ................. current conditions right now: the radar is pretty quiet. temps. are in the low 100s. ................ looking at your extended forecast... today: high peaks around 105 degrees. with lows tonight: 83. on saturday: 108...temps peak sunday: 110, monday: 109,
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((dave courvoisier)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader... we show you the funky spin he's put on it./// announcer: you're
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a thing of the past but now one artist is giving them a new spin. ((dave courvoisier)) >> how an artist... logan hamilton... has repurposed the vinyl records with some added funk. allows me to travel... put clothes on my back... people dictate so much and they're always in the back of my mind... you know what would they like to see and what would i like to create. ((dave courvoisier)) coming up on the valley's
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the historic west is getting a facelift. ((christianne klein)) >> we give you a sneak peak at the city's multi- million dollar investment./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at
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((christianne klein)) the oldest schoolhouse in the valley has a brand new look. we're talking about the historic westside school, built in 1923, on the national register of historic places. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the first of three phases is now complete... a $12.4 million dollar investment from the city of las vegas. sharie johnson shows us two years worth of construction and what's in store for the community. >> long time southern nevadans inside the historic westside school. not anymore. the school and the property is now rennovated. first let's look at the school. the city says preserving the rich history was key. it has features like original windows and light structures. and contractors discovered a jewel that blew them away... original 1920's flooring, under four layers of tile, carpet, and laminate. years later, the school was used
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((councilman ricki barlow: ward 5 this is a very special moment for me because they have an opportunity to see where their father received his headstart but not only that, being a city legislator, having an opportunity to redevelop the same property )) next to the 6,000 square foot school is a 12,000 square foot square foot annex. it will house several new businesses. we'll tell you whch ones-- tonight at six-- as we dive into the schoolsh changes to people in the community. then on the 27th of this month at 9:30am, the mayor will host a public dedication of the rennovated buildings. how did they recreate some of the original designs from 1923? they opened it up to the community. ...asking people to pull out their black and white photos. then they look at every detail to keep that nostalgia.
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over the next couple of days -- especially into this upcoming weekend! right now plenty of blue sky with a few clouds. ............... looking at temperatures... most of us are in the low 100s right now -- climbing up to about 105 degrees this afternoon. ............... looking at your evening planner.... look for 100 degrees by 7-pm. upper 90s by 9 and low 90s around 11pm. tomorrow morning we start off warm with temperatures in the upper 80s. ........ right now.. -- however, there was a flood advisory just west of kingman, and ne of bullhead city for west central mohave county. ................ storms: minor/minimal -- but some activity on the radar...mainly east and se of us.... but scattered thunderstorms well south and east of las vegas will dissipate this evening. ................. dry and hot weather is expected through the weekend into the first half of next week. moisture may return to portions of the area late next week. ................. the major heat is set to return
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................. current conditions right now: the radar is pretty quiet. temps. are in the low 100s. ................ looking at your extended forecast... today: high peaks around 105 degrees. with lows tonight: 83. on saturday: 108...temps peak sunday: 110, monday: 109, tuesday: 108 ((dave courvoisier)) this week has been filled with accidents which have put a spotlight on the dangers of amusement parks. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga took a closer look at what procedures and regulations are in place for the valley. each year hundreds of thousands of people ... come to wet n wild. and with so many visitors ... more than 25 attractions to see, safety must come first. "on a daily basis, we have our maintenance department check and walk the slides, making sure that everything is up to par." but a horrific incident in kansas city is painting a grisly scene of just how dangerous amusement parks can be. the verruckt sends riders down 17 stories
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decapitated while on the ride sunday. and just today -- a child in pennsylvania was airlifted to the hospital after he fell off the idlewild and soakzone rollercoaster. "the tragic rides out of kansas city...we don't have rides of that size and manner." in the valley -- amusement park rides are inspected annually. 09;00;19 then on an unannounced, roughly about every 6 months type frame, we'll do sure they're following their operations." weekly exercises and training drills keep wet n wild lifeguards on their a-game. they also test the slides every morning ... before the park opens. according to the amusement safety organization, there were 147 significant injuries in 2015 in the valley. most of those at the big apple coaster at new york new york. 45 neck injuries, 33 back related injuries, and 26 shoulder related injuries were reported. ((dave courvoisier))
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people compared to last year. while amusement parks are inspected every year in the valley, water parks aren't. once they undergo the final inspection before openeing, it's put in the owners hands to follow the proper procedures./// ((christianne klein)) safety concerns elsewhere tonight... the pentagon is saying pokemon no on government- issued phones and devices. pentagon officials recently sent a memo reminding workers and cont off their work phones. the memo said the reality game could be used by spies to pinpoint the locations of sensitive facilities where secrets are stored. pentagon staff can still play the game on their personal phones -- but the pentagon asks them to use "sound judgment" when they do so at and away from work./// ((christianne klein)) ((christianne klein)) the donations continue to pour in for our great
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coming up we speak with a principal who'll get to take some of the donations back to the schools he serves./// ((dave courvoisier)) >> plus... you won't have to wait for the state fair to have that fried twinkie. where you can find them as soon as next week.///
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for over 300,000 nevadans, social security means a secure retirement. but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... and risking it on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half a million dollars to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. joe heck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible
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this is 8 news now at four. ((dave courvoisier)) we want to thank everyone who donated to our "gr8 school supply drive"... helping to make sure students at local schools have everything he school year. let's take it out to christianne klein who's standing by at our donation collection sight. christianne... ((dave courvoisier)) panera is re-vamping its
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other fast food chains to do the same. the sandwich chain is removing all artificial ingredients.. and preservatives from its menu. it's all a part of the eatery's extensive no-no list to not encourage children to eat
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the new menu will include soups, salads and pasta along with water, juice and milk.//// ((dave courvoisier)) but for those looking to indulge on carnival desserts can now do so before the fairs roll in... walmart is now selling frozen deep-fried twinkies! the retail giant started selling the hostess products on thursday at some of its stores. a spokesman says a nationwide rollout will happen on august 16. the deep-fried twinkies come in two flavors: original golden and chocolate.//// ((dave courvoisier)) government's recent decision to not reduce the restrictions on marijuana... a new study shows the use of the drug has spiked. which age group is said to be using the drug more. that story and more next on the valley's news leader. /// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
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inroads into the mainstream over the past few years. ((dave courvoisier)) >> but does that mean there are more regular cannabis smokers? jeremy roth has a look at a new study in today's health minute. eye-opening new data on marijuana. a new gallup poll says the number of adult american pot smokers has nearly doubled in the last three years. that breaks down to 1 in 8 people...according to the telephone survey of 1,000 people. most commonly used illicit drug. recreational marijuana is now legal in the western states of colorado, oregon, alaska, and washington. gallup said residents in the west were more likely to say they smoked pot. voters in five other states will decide on legalizing weed this november. marijuana's advocates say it's beneficial for people suffering from a variety of diseases and other medical
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the drug enforcement agency lists marijuana as a schedule one drug -- the same category as heroin and cocaine. d-e-a officials say pot use has been linked to numerous physical and mental issues. for today's health minute i'm jeremy roth. ((christianne klein)) >> here in nevada... medical marijuana became legal back in 2000... but the first dispensaries didn't open until last year./// ((christianne klein)) mother nature is really taking a toll on louisiana flooding... and it's not letting up. more rain and thunderstorms are expected to move into the area tomorrow. luckily sunday's forecast looks better with sunny skies. that doesn't mean the flooding will go away though... it will take a few days for rivers to go back down to normal levels./// toss to weather ((katie boer)) a gorgeous day across the valley as temperatures heat back up
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especially into this upcoming weekend! right now plenty of blue sky with a few clouds. ............... looking at temperatures... most of us are in the low 100s right now -- climbing up to about 105 degrees this afternoon. ............... looking at your evening planner.... look for 100 degrees by 7-pm. upper 90s by 9 and low 90s around 11pm. tomorrow morning we start off warm with temperatures in the upper 80s. ............... alerts: no watches or warnings rigno advisory just west of kingman, and ne of bullhead city for west central mohave county. ................ storms: minor/minimal -- but some activity on the radar...mainly east and se of us.... but scattered thunderstorms well south and east of las vegas will dissipate this evening. ................. dry and hot weather is expected through the weekend into the first half of next week. moisture may return to portions of the area late next week. ................. the major heat is set to return for the weekend with temps. peaking sunday at 110 degrees. ................. current conditions right now: the radar is pretty quiet. temps. are in the low 100s. ................ looking at your extended forecast... today: high peaks around 105
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on saturday: 108...temps peak sunday: 110, monday: 109, tuesday: 108 ((christianne klein))
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vulnerable to theft! ((dave courvoisier)) >> hackers could gain entry of those keyless systems in a new report security experts say hackers can copy the signal that opens some volkswagens remotely and duplicate that "keyless signal". vehicles vulnerable to the hacking are some audis, golfs and jetta from 20-15 to 20-16. volkswagen says some models built on a different platform using updated software are not at risk./// ((christianne klein))
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you're typing. a cyber security firm says keystrokes from certain wireless keyboards can be intercepted. the practice is called key sniffing. experts say it can be done to lower end wireless keyboards that use radio signals to connect to the computer instead of a more secure bluetooth connection. (( chris rouland/founder, bastille) "if you have a wireless mouse i can attach and impersonate a wireless keyboard and arbitrarily send it any commands i want to your computer.")) ((christianne klein)) >> a hacker can get everything you type i information. experts say you can avoid the problem by getting an old fashioned wired keyboard and mouse or get wireless devices that use a secure bluetooth connection./// ((christianne klein)) well the monkey mayhem at mccarran earlier this week isn't quite put to rest. ((dave courvoisier)) >> we take a look at newly released footage of the smuggler as he walked through tsa --- and just how he managed to get the monkey aboard the flight./// announcer: you're
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won't soon forget. ((dave courvoisier)) >> we're talking about that flight from columbus, ohio to las vegas... when a man took a monkey on board without letting frontier airlines know about it first. lisa rantala has the new t-s-a
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(nat sound) soothing sounds at john glenn international.. hoping to lead to a smooth flight. (reporter) "where are you guys going to?" (ellis brown/frontier passenger) "orlando." but those frontier passengers leaving for vegas tuesday.. (reporter) "what would you do if you saw a monkey on a flight?" did not start their vacations with the same r and r. (melissa mcclaran/passenger) "we saw a monkey and it may have gotten loose on the plane." we just obtained this screening video from john glenn international at the tsa checkpoint b. tsa sayhe carried it through their detector. frontier says no one told them the animal was about to board. (tyra west/passenger) "how does that happen? how do you get a monkey on a plane?" frontier airlines called police to meet them at their vegas gate. they say a passenger boarded the plane with the monkey in a duffle bag.. (nat sound) and slid that bag underneath his seat. during the three hour flight, the attendant spotted the monkey's head popping out of the passenger's shirt.
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(ellis brown/frontier passenger) "it's just a monkey. let it ride." and frontier did, never stopping the flight, since the monkey had been behaving. once at the gate, vegas police say the passenger showed all documents proving the money was a therapy animal.. so he was never placed under arrest. (reporter) "would you know to let the airline know ahead of time before you did?" (ellis brown/frontier passenger) "yeah, i would do that." lisa rantala, a-b-c-6 news paul joncich thas >> 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. ((dave courvoisier))
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for over 300,000 nevadans, social security means a secure retirement. but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over
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on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half a million dollars to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. joe heck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible for the content of this ad. a youth director for the boys and girls club... accused of lewdness with a teenager. we're live with the latest... and how long he's been with the organization. ((christianne klein)) >> metro's 104th homicide this year. we're live at the scene of the latest investigation... with the piece of evidence
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accused killer. ((dave courvoisier)) a mother reaches out to a judge... hoping to see her son in person. why the british woman says she needs to meet with the man accused of trying to shoot donald trump at a las vegas rally.///

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