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((dave courvoisier)) an armed robbery resulted in a barricade situation at a shopping complex. i'm dave courvosier. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein. ((christianne klein)) >> it happened on the northwest part of town in centennial hills at deer springs and durango. we have team coverage. we start with the i-teams vanessa murphy is out there with the latest on the gunmen who is now in custody... vanessa... ((vanessa murphy)) turns out this wasnt what police initially thought it was in cutody and no injuries are reported... police initially thought this was an armed robbery inside the store with a suspect still inside with shoppers... but it was actually an armed robbery outside here with the suspect quickly taken into custody. and police are examing the inside of this shopping;s unclear if there is a gun or a toygun but police say this was possibly used during this crime.... here's the scene from earlier.... police say this started around 1:20 this afternoon...
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and woman....inside the store...with the man harrassing the woman. police tell us the woman did not know the man. then when she came outside to the parking lot - he robbed her at gunpoint.... witnesses called 91-1....and a nevada highway patrol trooper was nearby and quickly took that man into custody. but police say there was confusion....some witnesses thought there was a second person inside the store....possibly armed....with shoppers and employees still inside...and that's why lieutenant jack clements says there was such a huge response by law en ((lt. jack clements/metro police: we didn't know if there was a second person in the store and people were pouring out, so if we think there's someone in there with a gun our team will handle it and it's the safest way to put somebody into custody without anyone getting hurt. )) ((vanessa murphy)) so again - no injuries reported. one man taken into custody for robbery with a deadly weapon. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now.//
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safe and sound. ((christianne klein)) >> victims say it was a scary situation with all the swat officers on the scene. katie boer talked to witnesses out there.. katie.. what were they describing from their vantage point?.. ((janice david "once i heard the commotion i just got out of the store...kb: did you see him holding a gun? janice: o didn't see that." alba hernandez "the guy was here and the lady was literally right there he told her to get the f down and she can't speak
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so she just panicked and almost fainted and she said oh my gosh what do i do? i told her just stay there just stay down...don't do anything just stay." )) ((christianne klein)) a wildfire in the cajon pass area of southern california
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and of highway 138. it is burning about 60 miles east of l-a... on the major road between that the fire started earlier this afternoon and firefighters say in just a few hours it grew to to 65-hundred acres and we are on our way out there. take a look at some video showing huge lines of flames from the fire. so far, the fire has caused portions of highway 138 and interstate 15 to close.
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homes and ranches in cajon valley. hundreds of personnel are onscene fighting the fire which officials say has now burned 8 square miles of brush and doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. we're also being told that firefighters had to abandon 2 engines and the fire forced a freight train to make an emergency stop. remember, if you're trying to take 1-15 southbound to california--- the freeway is closed at ranchero roadn reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) the wind and low humidity really helped that fire spread quickly. tedd florendo is here to tell us about the weather conditions there right now.. tedd?
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111 for the high and we may be on track to getting close to the 111 record high today. temps certainly above average for this time of year as well. conditions remain dry with single digit humidity readings, but we did see the increase of wind as forecasted. gusts have been up to 30 in many neighborhoods today. ................................ ... ............. 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 ((dave courvoisier))
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closer to making a decision on the future of the clark county school district. ((christianne klein)) they're in their eighth hour now of figuring out how to reorganzie the district ...and a decision could come tonight. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga is live at the grant sawyer building at las vegas boulevard north and washington with the latest. ((shakala alvaranga)) >> dave and christianne, it's looking like we will likely see within the past hour, legislators were given a piece of paper to write down what changes they'd like to see with the plan. for the past three hours, the clark county education association has been making their case ... on why they believe reorganization is best for its students. after much research and discussion, the conversation continues. the debate has circled around parent involvement, student achievement, and legal services. under the proposed plan, each school would be independently
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teachers, and parents would be in charge or hiring and budgeting ... rather than the superintedent. advocates are making a last-ditch effort to sway legislators. (( "businesses won't come here, children are being denied equal opportunity to get jobs and learn and be out there. there's so many issues but we have to get moving. how many more years are we going to wait? enough is enough. today is about beginning the process of change." )) fact that the nevada education system ranked last in the nation, 52 hundred dollars is currently being allocated per student. it's a number that she calls ... embarassing. ((shakala alvaranga)) again, we are expecting a vote soon. legislators are in a break now and are compiling the recommended changes. if legislators choose to move forward with the plan, it'll then be given to the state superintendent for final approval. reporting live. shakala alvaranga. 8 news now.
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riviera comes down: (( implosion nats )) ((christianne klein)) >> video of the implosion.. and the timeline of what is going up in it's place... ((dave courvoisier)) and a car crashes through a restaurant. what led to a crash that has bratalian picking up the pieces... next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader.
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e question. in washington, has congressman joe heck been standing up for you? heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and heck's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. joe heck. part of the problem in washington.
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diced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
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((run the whole implosion... )) ((christianne klein)) the last tower of the riviera hotel-casino came tumbling down at 2:30 this
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local businesses and residents were told to stay indoors during and after the implosion. the hotel closed last may after 60 years on the strip. now it is making way for the convention center expansion. katie boer lays out of the timeline of those plans for us: 60 years of riviera history came down in about 18 seconds early tuesday morning. ((nat pop )) the implosions making way for an expansion of the las vegas currently at capacity. the plans for growth first announced in february 2013... ((katie: 00:02:49 with the demolition of the riviera we're now halfway throughy phase one--next up creating an outdoor exhibit space and parking right here... they'll also be creating a landscaped public space right off the strip 03:01)) the new space could attract 69 new events... not to mention 1-point-8 million additional attendees in a ten year period. ((katie: 00:10:07 phase two takes place in this parking lot off convention center drive.
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exhibit facility :17)) the facility on the current gold lot will meeting rooms, a pre-function space, along with loading docks... allowing current building clients to be accomidated while they renovate without displacing anyone. think of it like renovating your house...while living in in. ((katie: 00:09:35 phase three consists of the lvcc renovation and additions to the existing facility behind me :42)) the budget for phase two and dollars -- that will take three to five years once funding is approved. ((katie: 00:06:27 a schedule has yet to be determined for phase 4 that'll be right across from the riviera boulevard where theyll be creating a future expansion of exhibit space. also a transit center, a campus media center and and a parkign structure :40)) once completed the new district could be worth 4-billion in economic impact in the next decade
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construction is on track for completion at the end of this year. conexpo-conagg will be one of the first tradeshows to use the new outdoor facility in march of 2017. but the computer electronic show will be the first to use the parking lot for the tradeshow in early january./// ((christianne klein)) some of you shared your memories of the riv on our 8 news now facebook page. tina said: kissed someone at top of riv best kiss ever and eddie said: i remember seeing prom.the girls got all nervous we were watching a bunch of naked people in the water!/// ((dave courvoisier)) flood waters are still causing big problems in lousiana. at least 8 people are dead.. and tens of thousands of homes are damaged by the flooding. in the city of sorrento... volunteers helped fill sandbags for people determined to save their property. in addition.. more than 20-thousand people had to be rescued from their cars or homes./// ((weather toss))
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the heat continues as temperatures soar near c the monsoon stay way north and east of the region 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. ................................ ... .............
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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 temps this afternoon have been in the hundreds with the 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 syi ... ................. 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 rivers exceeding their banks. .. ............................. .... ............ 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
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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 mainly north and east of the area. breezy winds more late week.
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room of chef carla pellegrino's restaurant in henderson. anchor paul joncich is here with details. ((paul joncich)) the restaurant "bratalian" is on eastern avenue in henderson.. there was significant damage to the building. but here's the bigger story - neighbors say it was a miracle no one was hurt when the truck came barreling through the dining room. ((trk)) ((paul joncich)) eyewitnesses say the truck that ended up inside the dinning room of bratalian t crashing into the building. (( stand up 1:00:20 paul joncich: you can see the tire marks on the sidewalk, and this is the path the truck took . eyewitnesses say it accellerated as it went through this gravel area, over these schrubs, clipping this cement sign out front before speeding into the restaurant's dining room.")) nancy walker was next door. ((56:42 nancy walker/owner lemon tree: "we all came rushing out, it was like a horrific crash.")) the crash happened around 1:30 pm. fortunately the restaurant wasn't open - and no one was inside. blake carr saw it happen. ((55:09 blake carr: "so i ran in there to see if he was okay and had to pry his
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was a little bit conscious, he lifted his head up a little bit and was bleeding from the mouth and everything.")) the driver was not seriously injured. police say man in his 40's lost control of his vehicle while suffering a medical episode. bratalian owner carla pellegrino, who gained fame on bravo's top chef, says the henderson restaurant will be closed indefinetely. ((sot jonathon disc - 8:00 carla pellegrino/bratalian owner: "the first time when i got here i was cr impression i would be losing everything but i don't think so i think this is going to make us stronger we'll be back soon.")) if the restaurant had been open for lunch, this could have been disasterous . tire marks show the truck barelled over the patio, shearing off a small tree - before entering the restaurant hitting multiple tables. ((55:47 "he just plowed through about 15 tables maybe.")) ((57:50 "so it is amazing that no one was injured."))/// ((paul joncich))
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in fact she didn't believe the first person who told her a truck was inside her dining room. she's going to rebuild. with any luck she's hoping to reopen within three weeks./// ((dave courvoisier)) making his case. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence is in southern nevada tomorrow. we will tell you where and when... next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader. ((coming up... scorching nearly a thousand acres, a new wildfire sends people running in california. plus, having an epipen can mean life or death for some. why isit coming up on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. )) ((christianne klein)) republican vice
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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 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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tomorrow holding a rally. ((dave courvoisier)) >> it's dubbed as a town-hall style rally at the henderson convention center. doors open at 2.. and it is open to the public... but the campaign has asked people to get tickets from their website. this is pence's second trip to nevada.. he visited the northern part of the state earlier this month./// ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all your political news... on air and online at las vegas now dot com.///
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next to the moapa band of paiutes indian reservation could be totally shut down sooner than planned. n-v energy announced plans to shut down the fourth unit of the reid-gardner generating station at the end of february. that is ten months sooner than originally planned. the other three units have already been shut down. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the paiutes have complained for years of health problems they say is caused by the coal-fired plant. n-v energy also filed a request to build a solar farm in boulder city today./// gordon gecko famously said " greed is good" in the movie wall street. ((christianne klein)) >> but it turns out.. greed may not be so good for your finances after all. a study by state street's center for applied research says 60 percent of investors who score high on a "love of money" scale... actually have bad financial outcomes. it found that the money lovers are less likely to prioritize saving or contributing to their retirement plan. ((dave courvoisier)) the report also found that those who love money least..
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news now at five. the valley's news leader. 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. /// announcer: now, live this is breaking news from 8
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captioning sponsored by cbs ? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: fire and flood. as firefighters risk their lives in california, police arrest an arsonist. and the death toll rises in the louisiana flood. >> this is my entire life that i worked my entire life for, just washed away. >> pelley: also tonight, the runaway cost of epipens is forcing patients to choose. >> it could mean life or death. >> pelley: we'll remember john mclaughlin, who raised the decibels of debate. and, "drop and give me 22." the great push-up challenge, putting muscle into saving the lives of veterans. >> 22 push-ups, here we go.


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