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a southern california fire continues to burn out of control. the dozens of people it's stranded... and the thousands that have been evacuated. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- will the valley see some of the wildfire smoke? sherry will explain if the skies will start to turn hazy. ((brian loftus)) >> and, taking the next step in breaking up the school district. when the plan to reorganize c-c-s-d may go into effect. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. this morning, nearly 82- thousand people in southern california have been chased out of their homes... after a fast moving fire sparked near i-15 in the cajon pass. here's a map of where the fire is at to give you some perspective. from here in las vegas to the fire... it's roughly a two- and- a half hour drive. ((brian loftus))
with demetria tracking the impact it's had on the i-15.. and sherry keeping a close eye if the valley will be under an air quality alert. ((michelle mortensen)) >> but first, we'll start with 8 news now reporter michael stevens on the very latest. good morning, michael. ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... so far, we know the fire has burned at least a dozens buildings... including some homes... and has spread to about 18-thousand- acres. the "blue cut" fire started yesterday... and is rapidly growing in the cajon pass area of southern california. the san bernardino fire continues to race in several directions and it's burning fast. as you mentioned... so far, the 18-thousand-acre fire has prompted evacuation orders for about 34-thousand homes and 82-thousand people: ((andrew ong // traveler: the conditions are very dry, like my eyes are really dry. it's crazy, i've never seen the sun like this before. it's crazy to see the amount of smoke that's being caused by this fire. it's crazy, i've never seen the sun like this before. it's crazy to see the amount of
((michael stevens)) >> the fire is shooting flames 80 to 100 feet high. it has closed interstate 15... and as we know that's the main route between los angeles and las vegas leaving people stranded: ((nigel mcafee // traveler: our first reaction was oh, it's not that bad so let's find an alternate route so we were looking at that but there's so many road closures and so much traffic that now we're just looking for any place to stay.)) ((michael stevens)) >> six firefighters were briefly trapped by flames at a home where the people inside refd crew to protect the house. two firefighters were treated for minor injuries. gov. jerry brown quickly declared a state of emergency in the fire area, freeing up special resources and funds for the firefight and recovery. we do know a press conference is scheduled for 9-o'clock this morning... that's when we expect some new information about how crews plan on tackling it today. ((michelle mortensen)) >> michael, do we have any idea how many crews are working on this fire? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle,
on scene. over 1-hundred engines... 8 air tankers... and 8 helicopters. and more equipment is on the way. ((demetria obilor)) i-15 is closed, both directions, through the cajon pass because of the blue cut fire. there really aren't many great alternates, sot we haven't been dealing with much in our valley. ((demetria obilor))
that area. .......... that area is so prone to fire danger. .... here at home we have lighter winds and somewhat cooler this morning. but we are seeing . but hot triple digits iwll continue for us. ((sherry swensk)) demetria, how are the roads doing? ((michelle mortensen)) looks like big change may be
the advisory committee unanimously approved the last night ... along with 27 revisions for the clark county school district. under the proposed plan... each school would be independently run. instead of a superintendent, there will be a principal, a team of teachers, and parents in charge of hiring and budgeting. right now, there's no concrete answer on how much it will cost to make the transition: (( pat skorkowsky/ccsd superintendent: "there's some great opportunity for families and schools to make decisions about students in those schools. so, it's important for us to understand how these regulations will impact schools and support
mortensen)) >> despite the approval, changes could still happen. the state department of education is holding a meeting next week.. where regulations could be altered. but now the plan is for the state board to look it over on september first... and have it sent to the legislative commission. if it passes, the reorganization plan will become law in one month. /// ((michelle mortensen)) now we wanted to hear your reaction to this change... so we asked you to sound off on facebook. here's what some of you had to say. breaking up the district, this is just making a mess. as much as people don't like central office, there has to be leadership. should have been reorganized into 3 or 4 totally separate & real school districts." and adrienne commented, "the kids are the ones who will suffer. teachers will not stick around either. expect that shortage to become exponentially larger." if you'd like to join the conversation... go to our 8 news now facebook page. /// ((brian loftus))
first court appearance.. after admitting he struggles with child pornography. that's according to a newly released arrest report. officer ruben delgadillo was arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography. police learned of his use of child porn through undercover investigative software.. that can track computer i-p addresses. delgadillo has been with metro since july 2015.. and is currently on unpaid administrative leave. /// ((brian loftus)) the campaign trail is making the candidates meeting with supporters this week.. as the race for the white gets closer. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, two people live to tell the tale! the incredible video caught after a couple were struck by lightning. >> plus -- another cone zone in henderson is slowing you down, but it's all for a good cause. demetria explains what crews are up to along galleria drive and gibson road, in "whats driving you crazy"? /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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((sherry swensk)) a texas family say it's forever changed their lives.. after they were struck by lightning while unloading groceries from their car. surveillance camera. you can see the husband unloading groceries from the back... while his wife was still inside the car helping him out. his youngest son was also nearby... when suddenly there's a flash of lightning. the couple were instantly struck... and are now recovering from rattled nerves: (( tim powell/struck by lightning: "my children and my family are the main concern and seeing the video on how close and how much worse it could've
if the lightning would've hit a few seconds later... it would've got my youngest son." )) ((sherry swensk)) >> tim says he couldn't feel his legs for an hour... doctors say it's incredible to see how fast the couple recovered. /// ((demetria obilor)) trending now... looks like the hef has finally sold the the new owner.. daren metropoulos.. bought the place for 100- million dollars. he's actually the co-owner of hostess brands. the iconic estate was put up on the market this past winter for 200- million. it was built back in 1927... featuring 20-thousand square feet of living space, the infamous swimming grotto... and an official zoo license. hugh hefner has lived at the mansion since 1971... but there are some reports he'll continue to stay there.
southern california wilfire with some smoke and haze today... but if the winds keep the air stirred up. ................ our temps will stay hot - above 105 again today. ...................... those dry gusty winds have been too hard to fight in southern california. ...... the winds will continue today... there have been fire weather warnings and hot temps across
back to you./// ((brian loftus)) tomorrow, libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson... will hold a rally here in las vegas. the former new mexico governor is headlining the event at the s-l-s casino. the rally starts at 6 p-m... and johnson needs to reach a 15-percent average in polls to join hillary clinton and donald trump on the presidential debate stage./// ((brian loftus)) meanwhile, indiana governor mike pence will be here today in southern nevada. he'll be in henderson holding a town hall style event at 2-pm... at the henderson convention center. the event is open to the public... doors open at 11-am. later this month, donald trump will a republican fundraiser at harrah's lake tahoe in stateline. ///
trump will receive his first classified intelligence briefing later today in new york. top democrats have argued trump would not responsibly handle the sensitive information. the trump campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment. for more than 60- years....the nominees of the two major parties have received classified intelligence briefings from top government officials. /// ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) no delays to mccarran along the south beltway right now. catching a flight is going to be the best way to get into socal this morning because i-15 is closed through the cajon pass.
it will have self driving cars on the road in the next five years. the car will not have a steering wheel or gas or brake pedals. the fully-autonomous vehicle is specifically designed for ride-hailing or ride-sharing services. ford says it will roll out self-driving cars for personal ownership later.// 65-year-olds can expect to spend more than 130-thousand dollars on health care fidelity investments. fidelity reports couples need to set aside a record $260-thousand dollars for co-payments and other out-of-pocket medical costs. that's up 6 percent from last year.// brian and michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> and jill -- olympic athletes need to pay close attention to what they eat... before their event. but we hear they're having a field day with fast food after the competition? a: mcdonalds is so popular at the olympics village... the fast food chain decided to limit the number of items
hwy. and galleria rd.? the galleria/gibson intersection is open, but lane restrictions are in effect because crews are working on the henderson hospital. valley health system is working to install a sewer on the north side of the road right now. and gibson should be mostly back to normal, with some minor lane closures. this is not a city of henderson project, but they have been keeping an eye on it. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen))
more stranded.. as the blue cut fire continues to burn in southern california. what firefighters are going through as hundreds fight the blaze this morning. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- with the wildfire so close... we could expect some hazy skies in the valley. sherry has the details in your wer >> and, the cost of epipens going way up. the burden families are now facing to get this much needed drug. ((brian loftus)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((michelle mortensen)) thanks for waking up with us, i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. this morning, hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the blue cut fire in southern
forced to evacuate their homes. here's a map of where the fire is at to give you some perspective. from here in las vegas to the fire... it's roughly a two- and- a half hour drive. ((michelle mortensen)) >> we have team coverage of the fire... with demetria tracking the impact it's had on the i-15.. and sherry keeping a close eye if the valley will be under an air quality alert. ((brian loftus)) >> but first, we'll start with 8 news now reporter michael stevens on the very latest. good morning, michael. ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... least a dozen buildings... including some homes. and has spread to about 18-thousand- acres. the "blue cut" fire started yesterday... and is rapidly growing in the cajon pass area of southern california. the san bernardino county fire department says the fire continues to race in several directions and it's burning fast. as you mentioned... so far, the 18-thousand-acre fire has prompted evacuation orders for about 34-thousand
trapped by flames at a home where the people inside refused to leave, forcing the crew to protect the house. two firefighters were treated for minor injuries: ((cody anderson // firefighter: you know it is but it's part of your job so you're prepared for it. you know what you signed up for... so it's just focusing on what you need to do, just focusing on your job. that's all in our training so you kinda put the scared side of it away and do what you're trained to do. )) ((michael stevens)) >> the fe it has closed interstate 15... and as we know that's the main route between los angeles and las vegas leaving people stranded. gov. jerry brown quickly declared a state of emergency in the fire area, freeing up special resources and funds for the firefight and recovery. right now, there's about 7-hundred people on scene. over 1-hundred engines... 8 air tankers... and 8 helicopters. and more equipment is on the way. ((brian loftus)) >> michael, when can we
((michael stevens)) >> brian, at last check the fire was zero percent contained. fire crews were working during the night... monitoring the fire. a press conference is expected with more info around 9-this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> hi sherry, how's the weather looking today? ((sherry swensk)) we can see some layers of smoke in the air already. . those dry gusty winds have been too hard to fight in southern california. ...... the winds will continue today... there have been fire weather warnings and hot temps across
((demetria obilor)) >> back to you./// ((brian loftus)) metro detectives are questioning a man they say.. pursued a woman at gunpoint from inside a northwest las vegas t-j maxx store. multiple witnesses called 9-1-1... and statements were made that this was possibly a street robbery or a commercial robbery. out of precaution, metro's tactical team took over as shoppers hid inside the store. for the victim and those inside, it was a terrifying situation: (( tamara milazzo/witness:"we were in the back and i just heard someone come in and yell 'get down get down everyone down and saw people trying to hide and duck down so we ran out the emergency exit, 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." )) ((brian loftus)) >> after conducting a sweep, police determined there was only one suspect. he was detained by an n-h-p trooper, who was first on the scene. at this time, police don't know
whether the suspect's gun was real or a toy. no injuries were reported. /// ((brian loftus)) families with food allergies rely on epi-pens... when a severe reaction occurs. ((michelle mortensen)) >> the reason why the cost has gone up nearly 500-percent in the last decade... just to have one. it's all coming up.. as 8 news now good day.. the valley's news leader.. continues./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
. but hot triple digits iwll continue for us. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) nearly one out of every 13 children reportedly has a food allergy. families with severe allergies often rely on e-p inside the epi-pen is only a couple bucks. but the cost has risen more than 480 percent since 2009. vinita nair reports. an epipen is never far away in the henegar household ... where dinner time ... "so this is our mexican pizza." ... is a cautious time. of the family's six children two have severe food allergies: three year old cora and seven- year- old ellie . it's why both girls never leave their
ellie: so it's always good to have it with me. vinita: so you can get really sick if you don't have that with you. ellie: mm-hm. as a baby ... ellie's allergic reactions were so severe ... hives covered her entire body. her family has twice used the epipen to save her life. (lexi henegar / parent of children with allergies) "her lips turned blue, she started swelling, she wasn't able to breathe." they have to replace the injectors every year when they expire. the henegars remember paying as little as 80- dollars for them five- or- six years ago ... befo deductible health plan. (lexi henegar / parent of children with allergies) "we really noticed it in the past year, year and a half when we went to go have it filled. it was 600." in 2009 ... pharmacies paid slightly more than 100 dollars for a 2-pack of epipens. the price has since skyrocketed to more than 600 dollars. bloomberg senior medical reporter robert langreth says the manufacturer of the device mylan has a virtual monopoly after its main competitor launched a recall last fall. (robert langreth / bloomberg news senior medical reporter) "this brand name,
he says the company has remarketed the decades- old device without making any significant changes ... since acquiring it in 2007. in a statement mylan tells cbs news the epi- pen's price "has changed over time to better reflect important product features and the value the product provides"... saying "we've made a significant investment to support the device over the past years." vinita: are you fearful the price could continue to go up? mom: yes. dad: absolutely. you know, prices are based on competition and there's no competition. vinita nair, cbs news. let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) nhp is on the scene of an injury crash on the summerlin parkway ramp to southbound 215. the crash at nellis and vegas valley is causing some delays.
it's time now for our pet of the week. this is randy. he's a 3- year old terrier. randy has been waiting for a home since august 11th. his adoption fee is 200- dollars. animal foundation 384-3333 ((michelle mortensen)) we had our share of monkey mayhem not too long ago... but now one town in ohio is dealing with the same thing! ((brian loftus)) >> as tyler carter reports... a bizarre monkey attack is taking social media by storm. (richelle stewart) "is that a monkey!." a bizarre video of a monkey attack at this walmart in lancaster
times and seen by over 150-thousand people on facebook. (richelle stewart) "who's monkey is that?" it happened sunday night. stewart says her and her husband were arriving at the walmart.. when she spotted a monkey attacking an employee. "don't pull on her, don't pull on her. let her go, let her go. did she bite you." (richelle stewart)"all of a sudden the monkey jumps on him "all of a sudden the monkey jumps on him and she pushes him out the way." a spokesperson from walmart tells nbc 4 the employee was not bitten. the retailer says the employee grabbed the monkey's leash to return the animal to the owner..
(richelle stewart)"when we posted it on facebook, we did it for fun. we go to walmart, we moved to lancaster and there's a monkey." the department of animal is looking to track down the woman and her monkey. they are worried that if she is an ohio residents the monkey may have not been registered. in lancaster tyler carter nbc 4 ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) that. ((sherry swensk)) hazy skies this morning and that smoky haze will be with us
.............. but as the winds pick up today, that should help thin the haze at times. .......... look for hot temps again... right now in the 70s and 80s... climbing to 100s by noon and a hot 106 for our official high today. ............. a very slow slide is expected into the weekend. normal is 102 and we should finally be there by sunday and early next week./// ((sherry swensk)) ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash at eastern/russell. crews are on the scene of a crash
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california ... cut fire charred in just one day. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... that fire closed down the main interstate between nevada and california.. a look at when i-15 could re-open ((brian loftus)) >> and... the wildfire sending smoke into the valley.. sherry is tracking the winds.. to see how if will affect our air quality. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus))