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((christianne klein)) >> for an update on conditions for firefighters.. and what's happening here in the valley.. let's turn it to tedd. ((tedd florendo)) another hot day in the region. yesterday we tied a record with 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 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.///
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((christianne klein)) the other big breaking news story.. an armed gunman.. leads to a scary scene at the t-j maxx on north durango. we have new developments on the swat situation... and how it all unfolded. ((christianne klein)) our kati ((dave courvoisier)) >> she joins us live with their first hand look at what happened inside the store... ((katie)) christianne we were first to arrive outside the front of this nw tj maxx store once police opened the road into the shopping center .... the seven different women we spoke to were visibly shaken... one of the women was inside with her four children! (("we were in the back and i just heard someone come in and yell 'get down get down everyone down and saw people
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setting off the alarm and hid behind a fence. lost my keys and my purse and everything... so we were waiting with the cops once they finally came.... but it was definitely scary." )) (( all i heard was the guy with the gun, he was like 'everyone down, everyone down!'....there was a lady with her 4 kids...shes like theres a guy with guns and i was like 'oh my gosh!" )) now...while police were taking statements from witnesses... other shopping cart -- where we were able to see what appeared to be that gun. officers have taken that away now as evidence. ((katie)) back live... you can see this tj maxx store is still closed... now... thankfully the women we talked to were okay. in fact law enforcement tell us no one inside the store during the robbery and altercation was injured. the male suspect has been taken into custody.
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her mother -- who doesn't speak english -- was directly behind the man who was holding the gun to the woman who was robbed. she told us that the man had asked that lady if she had dropped a red purse...when she said no... he started yelling at her... before yelling at other customers inside the store. /// happening right now.. determing the future of clark county schools. we're talking about the re-organization of the district. ((dave courvoisier)) >> 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, we are still awaiting a decision by legislators ... they've been here since around 9
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a powerful testimony this afternoon came from the clark county education association, who are hopeful that legislators will support them tonight. the debate has circled around parent involvement, student achievement, and legal services. under the proposed plan, each school would be independently run. the principal, a team of teachers, and parents would be in charge of hiring and budgeting ... rather than the superintedent. now, advocates are making a last-ditch effort to sway if legislators choose to move forward with the plan, it'll then be given to the state superintendent for final approval. ((shakala alvaranga)) again, we are told that a decision could come tonight -- in whether or not the legislative committee will take the next step in this process. 8 news now will be here throughout the night and as soon as a decision is made, we will let you know. reporting live. shakala alvaranga. 8 news now. /// ((christianne klein)) after more than 60 years on the las vegas strip...
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with rubble. ((dave courvoisier)) >> in a matter of seconds... the historic casino and hotel fell in the middle of the night. after all the rubble is cleared from the site... it will be turned into a parking lot which will be used for outdoor convention space. that massive lot should be ready for the start of convention season in january. for those who witnessed the final implosion.. it was a little sad.. ((dixie dooley: it's kinda bittersweet ya know? vegas moves forward all and different things are happening. and so it's bound to happen, but it's a sad thing to see all the memories go. )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> the l-v-c-v-a hopes to expand the convention center to one day reach from paradise road... all the way to the las vegas strip./// ((dave courvoisier)) adlib about the next possible implosion ((christianne klein)) next possible implosion ((christianne klein)) ////
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today .. they discussed policy changes that could make rooftop solar energy affordable for new customers. advocates in nevada hoped to take their cause to voters after a rate hike this year. they gathered more than double the number of signatures needed.. to put a referendum on the november ballot. but the nevada supreme court declared it was unfit. the fight continues as advocates are now trying to sway state lawmakers on the issue. ((christianne klein)) up next.. we check back in on our top story. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the wildfire near cajon pass. thousands of acres.. destroyed because of the fire. and now we are hearing about some more evacuations. that story next on 8 news now.. the valley's news leader./// announcer: now, live
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced 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, "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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the breaking news happening near cajon pass. the "blue cut fire" erupted shortly after 10-30 a.m. and has charred 55 hundred acres. mandatory evacuations were issued for residents of the cajon valley west of the 15 freeway to highway 2. ((christianne klein)) >> at least two structures were burned, but no details were immediately available.
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evacuate two engines. the firefighters took refuge in nearby homes. two firefighters suffered minor injuries. it was not immediately clear if they were among the firefighters who were forced to abandon their engines../// ((weather toss))
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numbers again. the monsoon stay way north and east of the region for now as we remain dry and hot. winds have picked up as 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
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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 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 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
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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 mainly north and east of the area. breezy winds early week with winds relaxing more late week.
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flooding is not the only issue... the smell of rotting animals and moqsuitoes are causing some big headaches now./// ((dave courvoisier)) it's fight week in las vegas. ((christianne klein)) that's one of the bonuses of living in the fight capitol of the world. ((chris maathuis)) the biggest and brightest stars in combat sports come here to fight. the next boxer to step into the ring and fight the great manny pacquiao is in studio tonight. plus... conor mcgregor is waiting in the wings for his big showdown with channel 8, the valley's news leader.
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couldn't put the bigger guy down. and feels this time around, the outcome won't be so disappointing. (( )) conor mcgregor/fighter; "he's more then a welterweight now, he's been enjoying himself... he's about 200 pounds. but i doiuldn't make it at any other weight then the weight i was defeated at... it would've raised questios and defeated the purpose of what this is all about... i feel i was in completely in control of the contest." ((chris maathuis)) that fight is taking place at t-mobile arena... the ps thousand for the most expensive. those seats are on row "a", right next to the octagon. (( )) jessie vargas/boxer; "i want the rematch with tim bradley, seems like he was knocked out when the ref, stopped it they say he didn't that's fine jusst give me my rematch. you rooting for bradley to beat pacquiao in their matchup. i wish him all the best i have no hate towards him wish him plenty of success... but i do think i earned my rematch." ((chris maathuis))
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then a rematch with bradley... he gets a fight with manny pacquiao. jessie vargas live in studio tonight.... the las vegan from palo verde high school, who just happens to be the wbo welterweight champion. fight with pacquiao or bradley? fight preps for manny new trainer y beat pac-man - push for bradley
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we've asked jessie to stick around for our summer sports spectacular segment. we talk about the olympics.... because jessie had that thrill. ((chris maathuis)) jessie vargas, who made the 2008 mexican olympic team, but eliminated in the north american qualifiers. it's a gold simone biles, who closes out her olympics with four golds and a bronze, the five overall medals ties her for the most for an american woman in a single olympics. her four golds tie an olympic record shared by three others. ((chris maathuis))
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leaderboard... usa with 28 gold and 28 silver medals... 27 bronze for 83 total. remember the over/under on the number of gold for usa was 41. great britian is next with 50... their over/under on gold was 18 1/2.. so if you took the over you're a winner. then china one medal back with 49 and russia with 38 round out the top four. guys, jessie may not have an olympic medal... but he's got a gold belt.. back over to you. ((dave courvoisier)) it's time to take you to rio... and can you believe it.. just a few more days until the closing ceremonies. ((christianne klein)) >> today, we're talking about souvenirs. you can't to another city...or in this case, untry...and not bring back something for your familynd iends. dave courvoisier)) andrew mardel ndor selling u drew grumari...considered one of the best viewpoints in all of rio de janeiro...even on a cloudy day...and so it makes perfect sense that domasio silva would choose this spot to make some extra money. domasio silva - translated "the boats are made in barra baja, by a friend of him." andrew boats...sailboats, to be specific. they're made of wood and yes, each one is made by hand. you'd think they'd be expensive...they're not... domasio silva - translated "20 real (hay-all), each one."
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(hay-all)...that's six dollars and 32 cents american...for an authentic brazilian product...obviously domasio silva isn't getting rich selling these boats... domasio silva - translated "he works in this...half day and stays here, selling after lunch." andrew wonder how often he tries the moqueca (moo-kek-ah). in rio, i'm andrew marden, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) >> see you tonight at 11.
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this is the "jeopardy!" college championship. here is our second group of semi-finalists -- a sophomore at augustana university from houston, texas... a junior at the university of southern california

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