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breath: there's a sense of nervousness because this is far from over tens of thousands are rescued from historic flooding in lousiana. how las vegans are pitching in to help... > dave and christianne, it took both clark county and las vegas fire crews about an hour to knock down the two-alarm blaze. eight adults and four children were forced out of their homes. but residents say it could've been a lot worse... "i have no doubt they saved lives ... i have no doubt the firemen being here saved lives today ...
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firefighters using saws to get through the roof of a second floor condo. "wife and i woke up to hear alarms and i was in the bathroom and smoke started coming through the wall." randall grabbed his wife and dog ...and thought ... "i'm gonna lose everything...and i did."' while the smell of smoke and screams woke many this morning, it was janice's furry friend that alerted her. "she ran to the condos and was barkin b yelling for people to get out." "if it hadn't been for her, i probably wouldn't have called 911 as promptly as i did." one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. a firefighter was also transported to u-m-c with minor injuries -- after a tile fell off the roof and hit him on the head. "you kind of get that shaky jitters and intenseness, what not in situations like that." some watched as flames shot through the roof. "trying to get downstairs is hard for me
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was not easy and i use a cane full time." while others helped their neighbors escape. "right away, just trying to evaluate the situation, kind of like how i was trained when i was in the airforce, i actually grabbed the little ladder and went upstairs to possibly go on top of the roof." the fire destroyed four units at shadow wood condominiums. and some residents won't even know they've lost everything ... tonight. ((shakala alvaranga)) the red cross is helping those displaced with shelter and food. it is still unclear what caused the blaze. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) shakala, any word on how that firefighter is doing? ((shakala alvaranga)) christianne, we are told that the firefighter did suffer a laceration on his head. he is expected to be okay. back to you.
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and a house fire before that at 3:30 this morning turned deadly. those flames broke out near sahara and lamb. this cell phone video shows the moments after fire crews first showed up. a man was found dead inside the front room of the empty house. homicide detectives... and arson investigators were on the scene working to determine if they man inside was a squatter.. and if he started the fire./// ((dave courvoisier)) 20-thousand people were rescued from floodwaters in southern louisiana over the last fewa at least five lives so far. it started when 20 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours. today the sun is shining in baton rogue.. but it's just spotlighting the damage. entire communities were submerged. people had to be rescued from cars.. and houses.. including a woman and her dog. david phung says he realized he was going to have to jump in to save them: ((david phung, rescued woman & her dog: that car was completely submerged. i just took a deep breath, held it and just kept feeling around and eventually felt something furry and yanked the dog
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conscious." )) ((dave courvoisier)) it'll be a couple days yet in most areas before the water drops to below what is considered flood levels./// ((dave courvoisier)) our local red cross chapter sent one relief worker to louisiana yesterday. today one more person is packing up to head that way. sharie johnson explains their role and sharie, you also talked to someone here with family there? ((sharie johnson)) immediate family. and he wishes he could be there, like the red cross is. instead-- he's trusting that friends, other relatives and relief workers-- will keep his family in good hands.
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for a lot of people who we're born, raised and die there )) meanwhile las vegas relief worker jennifer ramieh is in baton rouge. ((jennifer ramieh, american red cross well i can tell you there's a sense of nervousness because this is far from over; )) jennifer is connecting people to what they need. ((jennifer ramieh, american red cross we are getting resources on the ground as quickly as possible and we're getting supplies relief and also meals out to shelters )) relief workers and their families are also in dire need. ((jennifer ramieh, american red cross so that kind of takes them out of the ability to help others when they're dealing with this emergency on their own )) ((sharie johnson)) the red cross says monetary donations are a huge help. just text "la floods" to 90999 for a $10 donation. and at six-- we'll tell you how
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families connect. ((christianne klein)) here in las vegas.. many end up going without a meal. that is why we are doing a food drive to help the las vegas rescue mission. tedd florendo is at boulder highway and sahara with one of our partners... sudden impact auto.. to tell us about it... tedd.
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... ............. evening forecast shows temps in triple-digits even through the evening and hot at 11 o'clock. we'll start off the morning extra warm again under clear skies. winds expecting to decrease a little and then return to some breezes again tomorrow again. ((christianne klein)) another piece of a local las vegas landmark is coming down. the historic rivieria hotel and casino is completing its second and final implosion.... making way for the new convention center expansion... katie boer has been tracking the
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tower to come down early tomorrow morning. ((katie boer)) christianne -- much like when the monaco tower imploded this past june... local businesses and residents -- like here at the somerset apartments -- are being told to either leave the property.. or remain indoors between 2 and 2:30 tomorrow morning when the implosion is set to occur. jasmine just moved to las vegas from chicago three weeks ago.... he moved into the somerset apartments which lies in the shadow of the now skeleton structure that remains from the once historic riviera hotel and casino. ((rafael: 18:27 i'll keep the ac shut off :29 and ill keep my windows closed just to keep the dust out :32 the dust problem is bad enough as it is already :35 so i can imagine it'll be tenfold :37 )) rafael wasn't
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monaco tower this past june -- but executive chef nicolas orth from the peppermill was... ((nicholas: 00:05:34 i think this one might be a little bit more low key. there's going to be a lot of security outside. :40)) in fact the iconic restaurant had a front row seat... and today they are preparing for round two. ((nicholas: metro is supposed to be posted out front :41 we're going to have everything covered.. the roof covered...the whole building covered. :45)) this tower however stands a little closer then the last.... ((nicholas: 06:27 there's going to be about six semi trucks ofr rubble that's going to come out our way :33 )) so dining patrons like manny pereira will be allowed inside-- but won't have dinner with a view. pereira -- who's in town for an american pool players association tournment from new jersey -- has stayed at the riv a handful of times... (( manny: 09:35 we come to vegas for this tournament every year and it's always been at the riv :38 first year at the westgate for us...but the riv was a great place :41 a great host and a great hotel :43))
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implosions...he'll be watching tonight. ((manny: 10:17 im an old guy i hate seeing old things blown up -- but each dog has a day :22 and the day of the riv is gone :24 )) ((katie boer)) back live... there is no formal planned event or fireworks for this implosion -- but the public is still allowed to watch the tower come down. you can view the implosion from any publicly- accessible site that's outside the designated safety zone around the building... or you can watch it right here on vegas now dot com.. we'll air the implosion live! reporting off convention center drive... i'm katie boer, back to you. /// ((dave courvoisier)) some of you shared your memories of the hotel-casino on our 8 newsnow facebook page. richard said: the riviera was the place were we stayed for are honeymoon 18 years ago. it was cool, those were still the cool days of las vegas, and i remember seeing it for the frist time
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and kathy said: sad sad sad. another old famous strip hotel. ((christianne klein)) saving on back to school. 8 on your side tells you the apps you will want to use when buying supplies for the new school year... ((dave courvoisier)) and the efforts to stop a northern california wildfire tearing through towns... next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader. valley's news leader...with dave
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this is 8 news now at five.")) ((christianne klein)) a forest service firefighter died fighting a wildfire in great basin national park. that is here in the northeastern part of the state..
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justin beebe was killed when a tree fell on him. beebe is from vermont and was a member of the lolo hotshots. the fire itself is about 60 percent contained.. and expected to be fully contained by friday. ((christianne klein)) a fast moving wildfire in northern california has tore through 175 homes so far. the fire is in a wooded area called lower lake. that is about 90 miles north of san francisco. the fire is burning through houses.. shops... cars.. and even causing propane tank explosions. sunday night to find her home lost: (((woman) (crying) what are we going to do? i have nowhere to go. // we didn't have any time. we loaded up as much as we could and ran for our lives butt (rick davis) it looked like it wasn't even close to us again, and then all of a sudden the wind changed. )) ((christianne klein)) >> about 15-thousand people have been evacuated from two towns. a thousand fire fighters are working to get it under control./// ((dave courvoisier)) here in las vegas..
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drive to help the las vegas rescue mission. tedd florendo is at boulder highway and sahara with one of our partners... sudden impact auto.. to tell us about it... tedd.
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for now as we remain dry and hot. winds have picked up as storms have been passing due north. expecting to stay hot before we see a downward trend in our temperatures as we make it through the week. ................................ ... ............. u.s. temps have been hot all over. what an august it has been with heat from the west coast all the way to the east coast. oppressive heat continues from the midwest all the way to the mid-atlantic where feels like
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humidity. ................................ ... .................. radar showing the showers and a few storms to the central part of the state and some shower activitty to the east in the grand canyon and flagstaff again. that's where they're staying for now. ................................ ... ................. keeping our eye on the storms that continue through louisiana. we have numerous flood watches in effec still through lafayette and baton rouge still with the rain continuing. that have seen up to 2 feet of totall rain in just the past few days and there are numerous rive ......... .......................... ............ here's the forecast. tonight dropping to the 80's again by morning under clear and breezy winds at times. staying warm through the evening and overnight. tomorrow expect a hig still in the 80's and above average again. we're typically around 102 this time of year and we are well above that. we'll also come close to record warm lows again. ................................ ... ............. looking ahead at the next 7 days we see a downward trend in temperatures with around numbers getting close to normal late week. slight chances of the monsoon returning but this time staying mainlyorth anetfe area. breezy winds early week with nds relaxing re lateek.
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cash. parents you know what we're talking about. ((dave courvoisier)) >> according to a survey by retail-me-not -- those polled will spend on average 273 dollars on school shopping. and that's just per kid. but you don't have to sweat the school supplies. consumer advocate michelle
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(( (sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "we are definitely skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "we are definitely going to see prices increasing. parents in particular, are going to be buying their kids electronics for the back to school season. tablets, laptops, even smartphones and those things add up.")) but there are apps that can save your sanity while saving you some money. redlaser helps keep your loyalty points all in one place. and if you have the bar code of a product you need -- it can help you find the best deals -- so you aren't paying mor shopkick gives you points just for walking in stores. which can be redeemed for a gift card. giving parents a little something too. and retail me not highlights discounts and sales at some of the top stores. (( (sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "jc penny has great offers on apparel and accessories. bed, bath and beyond has great deals on everything from lunchboxes and binders even. sears and target also have really great steals and deals for back to school in particular.")) the savings may help you find some extra cash while others are finding dory. (( sara skirboll/shopping & trends expert, retailmenot): "big box office hits are influencing back to school trends. star wars, frozen, angry birds all of these types of images on
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lunchboxes.")) with 8 on your side debt destroyer's .. i'm mm ((dave courvoisier)) living the olympic dream. what las vegas' own gold and bronze medal winning swimming victories this week... next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader. ((christianne klein))
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down in rio. and it's safe to say the pride of the sandpiper swim team is having a blast. paul joncich is here to show us his adventures. ((paul joncich)) think about it, nervous time is over. he's got a couple of olympic medals in his pocket. it's time to see the sights in rio. ((paul joncich)) judging from his most recent tweets, that's exactly what the 24 year old from palo verde high school is doing! is this the look of a happy man or what? now that he's finished competing, he's taking the time
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lettin loose. breaking out a hula hoop, celebrating a very successful olympics. here's cody showing off his gold medal from the 4 by 100 medley with teammate michael phelps. and early this morning, he was on the bus with fellow swimmers to go live on the today show. the self described puppy enthusiast and nerd is now taking time to enjoy rio's world famous beaches. and just after winning a gold medal in the relay, he tweeted out this picture with two of his record setting teammates. before going to bed, he tweeted this picture of his gold medal on his pillow - asking - should i sleep with it? ((paul joncich)) why not! he's no dummy. cody miller now has 12-thousand twitter followers. he recently used twitter to say: me and my fiancee have never been to disney world - hint hint. let's hope disney makes it happen - to congratulate miller, who's been one of the best stories of the olympics so far./// ((dave courvoisier)) and two more las vegans are chasing olympic medals this
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wednesday. this is from london in 2012.. where fields was the youngest in the competition. he took seventh that year... but the now 23-year old is one of the favorites. he already has three world cup titles to his name./// ((dave courvoisier)) and 18-year old high jumper vashi cunningham has her final on thursday. cunningham has already won u-s and world high jump championships. she recently turned pro and signed with nike. her father is former nfl quarterback randall cunningham./// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. don't forget we're always streaming on the "news on" app... and you can find us on facebook and twitter. ((christianne klein)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((christianne klein))
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