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still in the hottest august we'll be taking a look at how it's expected to get. for the rest of the week. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus...one man is arrested for starting the clayton wildfire in northern california. ((brian loftus)) >> and... metro needs you're help in locating the two men who robbed the hooters casino over the weekend. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// news now good day.)) brian loftus >> another one bites the dust... thanks for joining us i'm brian loftus... ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kiristen. two months after the first implosion... the second half of the "riv" went down overnight. reporter michael stevens is live near las vegas boulevard and convention center... where there's nothing but
((michael stevens)) brian, michelle... it's hard to believe it's all gone... as you can see there's really just a lot of debris... and dust left from the riviera hotel and casino... a fixture of las vegas for 60 years. it was something to see the landmark go down... decades of history gone in about 20 seconds. it was around 2:30 this mon went down... it wasfollowed by a huge dust cloud that filled the air. a lot of history went down with those towers. you'll remember... the riviera was featured in the rat pack original "ocean's 11" in 1960, the james bond film "diamonds are forever" and "casino" in 1995. let's not forget about all the huge headliners who performed there over the years... from liberace to dean martin... but the music stopped in may of last year after a 60-year run.
((michelle mortensen)) it's still burning as we speak. at least four-thousand acres have been charred ... and 200 buildings and homes destroyed. chris martinez brings us the latest from lower lake, california. california police have arrested a 40 year-old man and charged with him with 17 counts of arson. (sot ken pimott) e tonight and that is what's important. they say damin anthony pashilk is responsible for numerous fires over the past year and a half including the blaze that tore through the town of lake california over the weekend. it destroyed more than 175 buildings and homes (new aptn sot mark giberson) "i haven't quite lost it (his composure) yet over the whole thing. pretty much my whole life was inside that building there." the fire started
burning house after house. (new bite tue0032 trish lewis sot) not knowing what's going on. not knowing if you have anywhere to go. hundred-degree heat and fierce winds made battling the blaze difficult from the air and on the ground. the fire, named the "clayton fire," is burning near the same areas scortched by three major wildfires last year. (standup bridge) officials have described the clayton fire as "aggressive" and "intense." but they're hoping to gain ground. (sot - lt. doug weather is a nemesis for us" the biggest concern: the return of stronger winds that could send burning embers flying. (sot) "it only takes one of them to get out of our hands, and now we've got a problem again. we're hoping that's not going to be the case." so far, prelimnary damage estimates total more than ten million dollars. chris martinez, cbs news, lower lake, california. ((brian loftus)) the fire is only 5 percent contained. 16-hundred fire personnel are fighting the blaze. sherry how's the
hotel emplyee at the hooters this weekend. according to police ... two men pulled a gun on the employee and demanded cash sunday morning. once they got the money they ran. no word how much they got. police now need your help finding the two suspects. the first man is described as five-foot-nine to to five-11... and about 200 pounds. the second man is said to be about five-foot-seven to five-9... and about 170 pounds.
((michelle mortensen)) the unrest in milwaukee is under control this morning according ot police. overnight only six arrests were made and there were no reports of major property damage. a curfew was imposed on juveniles after four milwakuee police officers were injured sunday night... three squad cars were damaged... and one store had its windows broken. the city has been on edge since an armed suspect was shot and killed by milwaukee police./// ((brian loftus)) puerto vallarta, mexico. that's on the pacific coast northwest of mexico city. ten to 12 presumed gang members who were celebrating at a restaurant at the beach resort city were taken at gunpoint. the suspects are also believed to have criminal ties. their fates are not known./// ((michelle mortensen)) 15 guantanamo bay detainees have been transferred to the united arab emirates. the inmates include nationals from afghanistan, yemen, and the u-a-e. in less than a year, 55 detainees have been transferred
guantanamo is down to 61... it was 242 when president obama took office./// ((michelle mortensen)) hackers are focusing their sites on hotels. ((brian loftus)) >> we'll take a look at the hotel hacking problems in washington d.c. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and a man from china is attempting to make history. by travelling the world with a single engine airplane. we'll take a look at his journey. next on good day.// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
((brian loftus)) customers of twenty upscale hotels in 10 states and washington d-c are victims of hackers... who now have their confidential credit card information -- and it's interesting how easy they can be hacked -- hyatt, sheraton, marriott, westin... and intercontinental hotels and resorts. h-e-i hotel and resorts, says malware was discovered in june on payment systems in its restaurants, bars and other facilities. security consultant neal o'farrell describes how cybercriminals are targeting hotels (( neal o'farrell/security consultant: "all it requires is a careless employee to click on something." hotel guest: "i kinda have to imagine that a large
things happen." )) ((brian loftus)) >> compromising a hotel's security could be as simple as a hotel employee opening up a malware attachment on an email. the security breach from june has been contained, according to the hotels. it's a good idea to monitor your credit card activity for any unusual purchases./// ((michelle mortensen)) still no word what caused a plane to crash in alabama killing six people over the weekend. the plane crashed into some trees while trying to reach a loca engine trouble. the six people on board were three married couples coming home from a dental convention./// ((brian loftus)) a chinese pilot is attempting to make history after he stopped in seattle yesterday. zhang bo wants to become the first person to take off from china and fly a small, single engine plane around the world, he left beijing sunday ... after two years of preparation. zhang flew north over siberia, across the north pacific and down across alaska before landing in washington state.
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storm. it's called the 22 push up challenge. the challenge ai rate among veterans. according to the 22-kill movement, an average of 22 veterans die by suicide every day. and chris evans was nominated to take part in the social media challenge. as he does the challenge, evans' dog "dodger" refuses to let his owner ignore him. when the actor tries to push the pup out of the way, he just keeps on licking his face. sherry how's the weather today? sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
but overall the winds have calmed down a lot from yesterday. ............ highs made it to 108 yesterday and today won't be much cooler at 107. the normal is 102. .............. there is so much rain across the deep south and all up into the midwest, ohio valley and even into the great lakes. ........... flooding continues there while
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valley's news leader./// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((michelle mortensen)) ((michelle mortensen)) 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
newscast./// ((brian loftus)) fight week is back and that only means one thing.... ufc 202 is right around the corner.... conor mcgregor and nate diaz will fight for the second time. the last time they met conor lost his title to diaz. the fight is this saturday at t-mobile and there are good seats still available. ((brian loftus)) plus the pac-man manny pacquiao will be taking on las vegan jessie vargas at the thomas and mack center on vargas is the wbo welterweight champion and will come into the fight coming off a knockout win. the former palo verde grad will be in studio tonight to talk about the fight and his olympic showing with the 2008 mexican olympic team./// ((michelle mortensen)) unlv's club hockey team is looking to break the ice at the t-mobile arena. nhl owner bill foley has said he wants to increase hockey awareness in las vegas.
another piece of las vegas history comes down on the strip. the row of implosions that brought down the rest of the riviera. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- a man accused of starting numerous california wildfires. the millions of dollars in damage he's caused.. as one fire continues to burn. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the heat has yet to back off.. as temperatures stay up in the triple digits. sherry has more in your weather now forecast. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now good day, the right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) (( riviera implosion )) ((brian loftus)) the riviera hotel and casino is officially las vegas history! gone in just seconds... it joins the rest of the hotels that stood along the strip for many years./// brian loftus