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i-15 has been shut down just past victorville. ((christianne klein)) >> we have team coverage tonight... tedd is keeping an eye on the local air quality... katie boer talks with drivers frustrated by delays and detours... but first let's kick things off with chris martinez... he's got the latest on the massive firefight. ((chris martinez)) the massive "blue cut" wildfire continues to threaten communties in the dry mountainous area about 60 miles east of los angeles. the fire raced up and down ridges overnight burning entire neighborhoods to the ground. its just devastating. and it looks like its just all around us and i live that way and they won't let me go home.
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black smoke 80 feet into the air. this is the area where those firefighters were overcome by flames and a couple were injured. more than a thousand fire crews are on the ground while helicopters and planes attack the monster blaze from the air. (glenn barley, so cal fire) we're really struggling to keep up wit it. evacuation orders have been issued for more than 80-thousand people but some residents are refusing to leave the mountain the area of wrightwood is right in the middle of that smoke. (sot sheriff john mcmahon, san bernardino county) we would hate for the fire to overun your neighborhood and you be stuck inside and not have a way out. several other large fires are burning across the state. the governor has declared a state of emergency. ((chris martinez)) ((christianne klein))
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fire at 30 thousand acres for hours now- it's obviously still growing- are crews having trouble gauging just how big this fire is? ((christianne klein)) even though the fire is in california... it's impact stretches all the way to southern nevada. katie boer spoke to drivers today who are facing long backups and detours. interstate 15 is the main route
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vegas and los angeles or san bernadino -- that's right behind me... now we drove this stretch today...from las vegas to just east of barstow where the 15 is shut down at mainstreet in victorville.. drivers we spoke with at gas stations southbound leading up to the closure said they were stocking up and preparing for a long drive back to california. ((mike: 00:09:38 traffic and i guess a nightmare which is taking me a little bit extra time :43 but it's okay :44 ---- stitch --- 09:47 we have no choice. but to sak 10:02 i left early from vegas, keeping that in mind that it'll take about 6-7 hours :07 so i'm prepared :10:09 )) mike got food and gas from this gas station east of barstow -- he had a great attitude about the whole ordeal. worth noting -- c-h-p has told us if you can make this drive another day -- that's ideal. otherwise they say plan for several additional hours added to your commute. reporting near barstow, im katie boer, back to you. ///
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helping our air quality here in the valley... ((tedd florendo)) ((paul joncich)) a new study backs up what backs up what most of us already
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notice whenever we head to lake mead... there is less and less water in the lake. according to the bureau of reclamation... lake mead is expected to hit a new record low of one- thousand 63 feet by june 2017. the new report shows it's possible that a water shortage could be dee which would mean cutbacks to deliveries to arizona, california, even us here in nevada. the good news for us though... if cutbacks do kick in... we won't really feel anything because we already use less water than we're allotted. arizona and california would be hit the hardest... in an effort to keep lake mead levels from dropping further./// ((christianne klein)) if state educators have their say, the law to reorganze ccsd could go into effect in one month.
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move forward. sharie johnson talked to parents hoping the changes create a balanced education system. ((carlos rivera, dad it should be equal as far as education but as far as financially what they're giving out, that shouldn't be equal because some schools don't need much where other schools need a lot more )) ((sharie johnson)) carlos rivera says not all ccsd students get the same education. but under the proposed reorganization plan, parents, teachers and support staff will ag ((carlos rivera, dad depending on the jurisdiction, some schools should get more than others )) ((michael roberson, senate majority leader for the first time, parents are really going to have true input into the education their child recieves at their local school, every school will be an empowerment school, every school will make it's own budgetary decisions )) ((sharie johnson)) senate majority leader michael roberson says 85% percent of all unrestricted education dollars will go to the schools, not central administration. the first year it will be 80%, then it bumps up every year
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being ironed out, superintendent pat skorkowsy is confident. ((ccsd superintendent pat skorkowsky it is giving more control and responsibility at the school level so these teachers coming into our district are now gonna have a say in how their school is run and what their school focuses on )) >>sharie johnson, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) >> state educators will look at the plan september first, then send it to the legislative commission. if that final hurdle is cleared, it becomes law in one month. donald trump's running mate makes his first stop in southern nevada. the topics he touched on at a rally in henderson... and the questions he took from the audience... that's next on the valley's news leader./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier,
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this is 8 news now at six." ((paul joncich)) on the campaign trail today... hillary clinton is in the battleground state of ohio... talking about investments and taxes. republicans on capitol hill though are looking deeper into the f-b-i investigation of her e-mails. on the other side...
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classified intelligence briefing at the fbi offices in new york today... while his running mate was right here in southern nevada. this is governor mike pence's first visit to the valley since becoming trump's vice presidential candidate. he talked to a packed crowd at the henderson convetion center. pence says trump will cut taxes and bring more jobs to america. when it comes to the war on terror...pence balmes president obama and hillary clinton for helping spread isis. ((mike pence/r) vice presidential candidate:"let me make you a promise when donald trump is president of the unted states we won't be paying n states, or terrorists they'll be paying a price if they threaten the people of the united states of america or our citizens or our allies." )) ((paul joncich)) >> right outside today's town hall---pro-choice activists protested pence's visit. saying trump and pence at the white house will hurt women's rights./// ((christianne klein)) las vegas review journal columnist steve sebelius was also at the henderson rally. ((paul joncich)) >> steve... what did you notice about the
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criticizing hillary clinton. but take a look at one particular attack, in which pence takes issue with how clinton said she'll pay for her programs. ((mike pence, (r) vice presidential candidate: she said 'i'll tell you how we're going to pay for it. we're going where the money is!' (laughter) she said we're going after the super-wealthy, we're going after corporations, we're going after wall street.' well, i mean, she knows where all that is. 15:20 she voted for the wall street bailout, i helped lead the fight against it on capital hill. )) >> thats right, you just heard the republican candidate for vice president of the united states criticize the democratic nominee for president, for being too close to wall street and corporations! usually, it's the other way around. remember this is what socialist vermont senator bernie sanders said about clinton before she won the
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campaign trail, which is the supreme court. here's how he framed that. ((mike pence, (r) vice presidential candidate: we elect the next president to serve a four-year term, but that president is likely going to set the course and destiny of the supreme court of the united states for the next 40 years. (applause) when you look at hillary clinton, you will see more unelected judges using more unaccountable power to take more unconstitutional action. )) ((steve sebelius)) >> the issue of who gets to nominate judges to the supreme court as well as lower courts, is key. those are lifetime appointments, which, as pence said, can have impacts far into the future. how high are the stakes? well, there's a pending nomination right now that republicans have simply ignored, not because the nominee is unqualified, but because they're hoping the november election brings a change in party to the
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>> steve he also took some questions from the crowd... what were people asking? ((steve sebelius)) >> ((christianne klein)) election headquarters keeping you updated on all the races that matter to you on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((weather toss))
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the heat continues as temperatures soar near record 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 storms have been passing due north.have picked up as expecting to stay hot before we see a downward trend in our temperatures as we make it throu ... ............. 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 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
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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 t 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 mainly north and east of the area. breezy winds early week with
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if you're a conspiracy theorist, today's ufc press conference went perfectly. ((christianne klein)) conor mcgregor and nate diaz were scheduled to meet but it all fell apart. ((chris maathuis)) everything was strange about this press conference. and if the ufc wanted attention, they certainly got it with today's blow up. you've got see this.
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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, 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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dana white could've hoped for. something to draw added interest to this saturday's fight card it happened at today's press conference. first of all conor mcgregor was about 20 minutes late.... so they started without him. nate diaz isn't the most eloquent speaker.. so they had nothing. then mcgregor shows up.. answers a few questions, diaz suddenly gets up with his team
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escalated... bottles were thrown by the diaz camp, which really riled up mcgregor and he started tossing things. it was crazy... dana ended the press conference immediately... it was amatuer hour at its best. shades of wwe. (( )) conor mcgregor/fighter;"i see it as handbags they walk out talkin what was it... we're ready to fight, ready for war to lets bring it im not here to talk and do these stupid press conf. they keep trying to get me to do and all this sy@$#@ they i'm here to fight saturday night i willget my ((chris maathuis)) maybe this will drive ticket sales... the fight isn't yet sold out... if you're into conspiracies... this show today was the perfect plot. ((chris maathuis)) las vegan bryce harper missed five games to take care of some aches and pains. he's back. it was an offensive explosion in today's game in denver... in that thin air... bryce harper belts on into the 2nd deck that travels 461 feet. it's a two run blast...
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rockies scoring 7 runs in the 1st.. .and the rockies roll 12-10 ((chris maathuis)) after a trio of close games, the u.s. men's basketball team woke up. u.s. men's basketball team woke up. they turned a slow start into a big run. and eventually a blowout victory over argentina. u.s.a. went ona 27-2 first half run... kevin durant led the americans with 27 points. now they meet spain on friday in a rematch of the last t spain beat france 92-67 earlier today. ((chris maathuis)) something about the olympic games that lights a patriotic fire under all of us. how much more does that flame flicker for those who actually take part in the games. jon tritsch has more on those who covet a prize much bigger then the larry o brien trophy. jon tritsch: they've played for championships..t hey've played for millions..but 10 of the 12 players on team usa are playing for something for the first time in their
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we're playing for the people out there who fight for our safety, those who sacrifice before us.") jon tritsch:there are only 18 olympic champion basketball teams..the top of the podium is truly rare air (kyle lowry/raptors: "we all dream of it as kids. we all love watching the original dream team. to represent america is an honor.") jon tritsch:pay attention to defense..they are defending back to those who defend our freedom jon tritsch:the american dream..is being given the chance to be the best in the world..it's an opportunity that takes a player from golden state to golden medal (klay thompson/warriors: "you never know when your next shot will be. every usa experience i've come back better from. it's been some of the best and most fun basketball i've ever played in my life.") jon tritsch:pay attention to defense..they are defending back to back olympic titles..inspired by those who defend our freedom (harrison barnes/mavericks: "it's a true honor to be able to talk to some of the vets before practice day, to hear them talk about selfless sacrifice a what it ans to protect our untry, d how
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> when in rio... you might as well eat like the locals! ((christianne klein)) >> in tonight's "destination rio" report... jasmine bok authentic cuisine being served up at the famous copacabana beach.
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hot weather." and now to the menu....of course it's printed in portuguese...so pictures can help you place an order. ((aaron shrugs shoulders)) 07;02 chrissie baumann, west chester, pennsylvania "the food has been incredible." 06;18 anupam dutta, new york city "i have heard the fried shrimp on all these beach bars are to die for." shrimp it is! the food is prepared in an underground kitchen. ((food served)) 13;07 jasmine brooks "this is living the life. thank you so much. coconut water and a delicious meal on copacabana beach." ((christianne k now at 6. ((paul joncich)) >> see you tonight at 11.
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