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the i-15 heading to california slowly opening back up! how much firefighters have contained the blue cut fire.. as it continues to burn. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- hazy skies filled the valley from that wildfire.. today, we may be on the lookout for thunderstorms... sherry has the changes in your weather now forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> and, a child attacked and killed by a pitbull. what animal control plans to do with that dog >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kirsten. the blue cut fire in southern california has scorched 24-thousand acres.. in just 36 hours... and it still continues to burn. ((brian loftus)) >> right now, the fire is only 4- percent contained.
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buildings burned. tom wait has the latest from wrightwood, california. the inferno raged on for a second night in san bernardino county... fire crews are paying particular attention to the ski town of wrightwood...where flames are inching closer and closer to homes. (sot joshn owens/ resident) hopefully these guys will take care of it and keep us safe because we got nowhere to go -nats- the blue cut fire has already managed to scorch thousands of acres and destroy countless homes ...many in the town of phelan. homeowner ron ramirez ret safe...and his property still standing: (ron ramirez) all these houses across the streets are burned to the ground. all these homes are burnt to their foundations so i didn't have much hope for our place but we were fortunate (tom wait/ cbs news/ wrightwood, california) despite a mandatory evacuation order in wrightwood -- some homeowners have mixed feelings about leaving their properties: (jay coller/ homeowner) it's my home. would you leave your home? (sherri tibbetts) everyone is ready to go if we
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staying behind: (cathey mattingly / information officer, cal fire) last summer we did lose some people// fire behavior changed and they refused to leave and their were lives lost so far -more than 82-thousand people have been forced to evacuate. tom wait for cbs news wrightwood, california. ((michelle mortensen)) >> hot, dry and breezy conditions will continue today. red flag conditions remain in effect for san bernardino county through 9-pm tonight. /// ((michelle mortensen)) one side of i-15 is back ope the 215- 15 northbound connector is also back open. again, drivers are now able to get through i-15 northbound through the cajon pass. but the southbound i-15 lanes remain closed this morning. if you really need to get to l-a... we have a list of routes you can take on our website... las vegas now dot com. also, demetria will have road updates in a few minutes. /// ((brian loftus)) the man accused of setting the clayton fire..
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california... made his first court appearance. damin pashilk faces 19 arson related charges.. with his bail being set at five- million dollars. the clayton fire destroyed more than 170 homes, businesses and buildings... and is now 40- percent contained. the fire has also caused more than 10- million dollars in damage. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) yesterday we saw a lot of early morning smoke and haze from that fire. but by the afternoon skies had cleared a lot. ............. and we were getting more of a southeasterly influence with
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could bring us a thunderstorm today. highs in the 100s, but not as hot as the 107 yesterday. ((sherry swensk)) demetria, how are the
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((demetria obilor)) southbound i-15 is still closed through the cajon pass. state route 138 is also closed until further notice. use altrnates to get around the closure: from vegas to la: - sb 15 to sr 58 west to sr 14 south to i-5...puts you in la
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-15 to sr 247 to hwy 62 to i-10 no major problems in the valley right now. i-15 around sahara is all clear. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) >> police say a pitbull is to blame for a child's death on the city's east side. ((michelle mortensen)) >> it happened yesterday afternoon near desert inn & hollywood boulevard. our michael stevens is in studio this morning... with more deatils on this heartbreaking story. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... there's a lot more questions than awnsers at this point...
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when the family's pitbull... ran outside and started attacking the child. police tell us the child was taken to sunrise hospital with life threatening injuries but later died. neighbors in the area say they didn't even know the family had a pitbull: ((cesar moreno // neighbor: i've never even seen a pitbull around here. never even heard. i'm from new york. i hear all those types of dogs and stuff you know, so i would recognize a pitbull's bark -- nothing. )) ((michael stevens)) >> we're told a womannd pitbull. our sources also say the child who died was around the same age. police say the dog has been turned over to animal control. brian, michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> michael, do we know how the dog got out? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle, it seems like that's something police will be looking into... right now, there's no word on what made the dog lash out? ((brian loftus))
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being shot overnight. what police say prompted the suspect to shoot at a gas station. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, grading tests with your smartphone. the new app a teacher created.. that's being used around the world. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- speeders are driving metro crazy and endangering the lives of everyone on the road... what officers say you should be doing to protect yourself behind the wheel. coming up.. as 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.. continues.///
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((michelle mortensen)) an oklahoma teacher is changing the way students take
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tests... and also helping teachers grade them at the same time. grant burke created the app "grade-deck".. where it allows teachers and professors to grade tests in just seconds. it's pretty simple... all you do is hold the app over the test.. and it grades it instantly. not only is the test score calculated.. but the app also looks at the questions missed, how many students missed it, and the type of question. one professor says it's a life changer when it comes to grading: (( prof jeffrey schmidt/univ of oklahoma: "i was i've been using it now for three semesters, it's changed the way i write exams, it's changed the way i give feedback to my students." )) ((michelle mortensen)) >> the app has become so popular, dozens of teachers from around the world are using it. /// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
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((sherry swensk)) there's the full moon... it's been slipping in and out of the clouds on the west side of town. ............ it was full around two-thirty this morning.
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the sun sets this evening before seven-thirty. ............. temps are in the warm 80s this morning... and we will once again reach teh 100s... but a cooler trend is finally arriving next week with 90s. ......... will be with us today as a slight change in the pattern has arrived. ...... monsoon moisture has slipped back our way. and again early next week. ................ fire weather dangers continue as the fire burns there. ((sherry swensk)) back to you.///
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a shooting at a circle- k near bonanza and lamb. police say two men got in a fight with one anothean one man was taken to a local hospital ... the other is on the run. if you have any information, call crimestoppers. /// ((michelle mortensen)) and we're getting a look at the man accused of robbing a t-j maxx store earlier this week. 34-year-old jason mote is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon... and burglary while possessing a gun. as you may recall ... the robbery happened after police received franctic calls about a possible hostage situation at the t-j maxx store on durango near elkhorn. /// ((brian loftus)) the man who tried scaling
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prosecutors say stephen rogata was formally arraigned at his hospital bedside with a number of charges. the 19-year-old was seen scaling the tower with suction cups for three hours... before being taken into custody by police. rogata suggested on a you-tube video.. the stunt was an attempt for him to meet with donald trump. his next court apperance is in october. /// let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send itv for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) the 95 south off-ramp to south rancho is closed. you'll want to use mlk or exit early at valley view. tonight, crews will be out working on bridge repairs along southbound 95 and charleston. expect some lane restrictions between nine pm and four am.
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and 215. expect some slow downs in the area.
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((brian loftus)) mcdonald's is getting rid of one toy from its happy meals. what some kids are experiencing after wearing a toy fitness tracker. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- you can brew a lot more in your keurig machine than just coffee. the pods c-v-s is selling to help when you're sick. coming up next on 8 news now good day.. the valley's news leader./// ((brian loftus)) welcome back to the i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. four years ago i was diagnosed with breast cancer but early treatment saved my life. so i'm really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood
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to eliminate funding for planned parenthood.
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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.
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r family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them. votevets is responsible for the content of this advertising. valley's news leader. at&t is offering new cellphone plans for its customers. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and, you can soon brew medicine from your keurig. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill.
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minutes from the fed's last meeting--- show there's no rush to raise interest rates again. the dow rose 21 points. the nasdaq gained a point.// at&t is doing away with overage fees. starting sunday... new cell plans offer more data -- but at a higher price. the cheapest plan is now 30 dollars -- 10 dollars more expensive, but they come with more than three times as much data.// mcdonalds says it will no longer give out activity trackers in its happy meals. reports that some kids were getting skin irritations from the bad. mcdonalds says it's investigating the issue... and will give out another happy meal toy instead.// brian and michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> and jill -- a lot of people are getting up right now... and will brew up some coffee in their keurig machine. but we hear there's something else that could be on the menu? a: now you can brew up a lot more than coffee and soup in your keurig k- cup. cvs is now selling pods that make hot medicine for people with a cold or flu.
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and they come in flavors like menthol and green tea.// brian and michelle? /// bad habits on the road
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paid dearly after breaking this traffic rule... it's a big problem that's driving metro crazy... and sergeant paul mccullough is "you know what's driving metro crazy is speeders. now you look at anywhere throughout the las vegas valley, speed limits are posted very clearly, regularly throughout the roadway whether it's 35, 45 miles an hour. and we regularly see people doing 50, 60, 70 miles an hour even. 00:08:04;25 "if you've got someone that's coming up behind you speeding, and you decide to make a lane change, be aware of what you're turning into. 00:08:44;25 "don't engage in any
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that's kind of what eggs the situation and makes it worse. as frustrating as it may be, slow down, give some distance and let them go about their way. 00:09:17;29 ((demetria obilor)) >> next week we'll check in with metro again to find out what's driving its traffic department crazy... remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you.///
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what mike pence had to say to supporters.. after making his first stop in the valley. ((sherry swensk)) >> and, we'll be on the lookout for wildfire smoke and thunderstorms. quite a combination in your weather now forecast. 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 joining us, i'm michelle kirsten. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. we begin on a somber note this morning ... after a pitbull attcked and killed a 9 year old child. ((michelle mortensen)) it happened yesterday on the city's east side. michael stevens is in studio this morning... michael, how did this happen? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... it's really unclear at this point? all we know right now is a child was at a friend's house... when the family's pitbull... ran outside and started attacking the child. police tell us the child was taken to sunrise hospital with life threatening injuries but
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neighbor: there's a whole bunch of kids around here. especially going towards the end of the block. they always go around the pathway and ride their bikes and stuff like that. so to hear that. it's horrible news to hear it happened to a child like that. )) ((michael stevens)) >> neighbors in the area say they didn't even know the family had a pitbull. we're told a woman and her 9-year-old son lived with the pitbull. our sources also say the child who died was around the same age. turned over to animal control. brian, michelle? ((brian loftus)) >> michael, do we know if this dog had been a problem in the neighborhood before? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, it doesn't seem that way. neighbors in the area say they didn't even know a dog lived in the area... we do expect to hear more details later on this morning. ((sherry swensk)) what a beautiful shot looking east with clouds and color in
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yesterday we saw a lot of early morning smoke and haze from that fire. day we saw a lot of early but by the afternoon skies had cleared a lot. .............
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some humidity and clouds. ............ and now that change in steering could bring us a thunderstorm today. highs in the 100s, but not as hot as the 107 yesterday. .............. demetria, how are the roads doing? ((demetria obilor))
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state route 138 is also closed until further notice. use altrnates to get around the closure: from vegas to la: south to i-5...puts you in la from vegas to san bernadino/ riverside: -15 to sr 247 to hwy 62 to i-10 lanes are closed at the galleria/gibson intersection so crews can install a sewer on the north side of the road for the henderson hospital. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen))
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than a month. earlier this week, an advisory committee unanimously approved the plan...where parents, teachers, and support staff will manage each school or precint. and parents we spoke with about the plan say they hope this new system will create more balance. (( carlos rivera, dad: "it should be equal as far as education but as far as financially what they're giving
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much where other schools need a lot more." )) ((michelle mortensen)) >> 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- percent.. then it bumps up every year after. state educators will look at the plan september first.. and then send it to the legislative commission. /// ((brian loftus)) metro police and health officials are trying to find two nuclear density gauges... after a local engineer p home. police say the gauges are a common tool to measure soil density... but are considered dangerous because of radioactive isotopes. the gauges were stored in cases.. with several security mechanisms in place. for the safety of the community, the engineer -- chris guertin -- is offering a 500- dollar reward if they're found and returned. if the devices are found... they can be dropped off at any fire or police station. /// ((brian loftus)) metro police need your help finding this man.. who's suspected of being in a
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police say the man carried out the business robberies in the area of rainbow and spring mountain. he would park his motorcycle then rob employees at gunpoint. if you have any information, call crime stoppers./// ((michelle mortensen)) more u-s swimmers are being held back in rio... who's now being questioned about ryan lochte's robbery story. ((brian loftus)) >> and, scientists may have found a connection.. when it comes to your brain and weight. it's all coming up.. as 8 news now good day.. the valley's news leader..
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this morning, two u-s swimmers heading back home from the olympics.. were pulled off a plant late last night in rio. ((michelle mortensen)) >> swimmers jack conger and gunnar bentz are being questioned by local police... along with another swimmer.. about their ryan lochte's account of being robbed at gunpoint. a brazilian judge had ordered the passports of lochte and teammate james feigen seized... because of discrepancies in sunday night. lochte did make it back to the u-s... but changed his story again in a n-b-c interview. his attorney says brazilian officials are just trying to deflect criticism of problems at the rio games. /// ((michelle mortensen)) we're now several days away from the closing ceremony of the olympics... ((brian loftus)) >> and every day we bring you the highly anticipated portuguese word of the day: (( vitoria is the portuguese word for victory. vitoria. )) sherry how's the
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clouds and sunshine and a change in the forecast today... outflow winds brought some humidity into the valley. morning smoke and haze from that fire. but by the afternoon skies had cleared a lot. ............. and we were getting more of a
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............ and now that change in steering could bring us a thunderstorm today. highs in the 100s, but not as hot as the 107 yesterday. .............. ((sherry swensk))
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some scientists have found a possible link between obesity and the human brain. as jeremy roth reports.. your brain could be aging faster. is there a link between obesity and brain degeneration? a recently published university of cambridge study took a look at the brains of between ages 20 and 87. scientists found overweight or obese middle-age subjects had brains that resembled ones of someone ten years older. specifically they had much less "white matter" -- which appears yellow in this image -- than their leaner peers. white matter links regions of the brain together -- you can think of it as a subway for your mind. researchers say it's too early to tell what this means -- but want more studies
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population continues to age, and obesity rates continue to rise. they also want to know if weight loss could bring white matter back. while studies looking at a link between obesity and brain aging are relatively new... being overweight or obese has been shown to promote the risk of various other conditions -- including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. for today's health minute, i'm jeremy roth. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is teaming up with the las vs our food drive. you can drop off any non- perishable food items at findlay at the valley auto mall... and "sudden impact"on boulder highway. the drive goes until august 26th. /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) crash at oso blanca and durango in the northwest. southbound delays in the spaghetti bowl on i-15 at us 95. construction is happening at
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project. the signal at lindell appears to be active now.
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with "monday mornings with the mayors." each week we'll hear from one of our southern nevada local mayors. you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in on monday during the 6am newscast.. to see if your question was answered.// ((demetria obilor)) trending now... the hype is picking up for u-f-c fight 202 this weekend between conor mcgregor and nate diaz. but at yesterday's press conference... it got a little crazy. mcgregor was apparently late, and diaz was so fed up with him... that he started walking out with his team... cursing and cussing, and then throwing water bottles! it forced dana white to end the press conference short... saying, "we'll see you guys on saturday!" the fight is taking place at the t-mobile arena... seats are still available. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast.
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we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) pretty skies this morning... some clouds out there and a humidity that could lead to a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. ......... the mountain could have some smoke and maybe some afternoon storms.
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fire. but by the afternoon skies had cleared a lot. ............. and we were getting more of a southeasterly influence with some humidity and clouds. ............ and now that change in steering could bring us a thunderstorm today. highs in the 100s, but not as hot as the 107 yesterday. .............. ((sherry swensk))
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thousand dollars for the metro officer facing child porn charges. officer ruben delgadillo faces possessing the pornography... and one count of distributing it. according to a police report... the officer admitted to struggling with his interests in child porn. he's now on unpaid administrative leave./// ((michelle mortensen)) donald trump's running mate made a quick stop in the silver state yesterday ... speaking at a packed house at the henderson convention center. at the town hall style rally ... pense promoted
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and said a trump presidency would also do more than the current adminstration has done in the fight against terror. ((mike pence/(r) vice presidential candidate: "i just want to say to you with that same old same old more government, more taxes, more regulation, more obamacare more of the war on the coal less prosperity for americans let's decide here and now that hillary clinton will never be elected president of the united states of america.")) ((michelle mortensen)) >> for a few minutes, protesters and trump suppors protesters say trump and pence will repeal the environmental protection agency, and do damage to our nation. others told us they don't necessarily support hillary clinton for president... but don't want trump to win either. /// ((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 take a look on the roads with demetria. /// ((demetria obilor)) traffic is slowing down on the strip near the tropicana intersection. lane restricions are in effect
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happening in the area. southbound i-15 is still closed through the cajon pass. use alternates until further notice. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) the stars of the longest running broadway show on the strip joining us this morning... ((brian loftus)) >> we're chatting with the jersey boys as they get ready to take their final bow. ((michelle mortensen))
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the record one runner set in rio. those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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after a young child killed by a dog.. we look into exactly how this happened. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... an inferno raging in southern california.. how crews are dealing with the fire.. ((brian loftus)) >> and... that wildfire sent a thick blanket of smoke into the valley.. sherry is tracking the air quality .. to see if it could be just as bad today. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 n right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen, in for kirsten. ((brian loftus)) >> a sad story this morning... a child was killed in a dog attack on the east side of the valley. ((michelle mortensen)) >> it happened yesterday afternoon near desert inn & hollywood boulevard. 8 new now reporter michael

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