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so is the breed to blame? or the owner? (( "everybody thinks pit bulls are just so terrible, they're all so mean, and they're not.")) ((christianne klein)) >> 8 news now examines the facts... and common misconceptions about these dogs. ((tedd florendo)) quick moving storms clear out the smoke. but could round two, return tomorrow. your weather now forecast straight ahead. ((paul joncich)) >> clinton or trump or neither? ... there are other choices, but libertarian gary johnson is running out of time to enter the nationao president. tonight, in las vegas, he laid out his plan.///
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the air on the myths, lies and misconceptions about pit bulls. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> paul and christianne, yesterday's tragedy has stirred an online debate : one side that says pit bulls are dangerous, vicious animals. but others, who say the finger should be pointed at the pet's owner. we talked to a rescue organization tonight ... to get answers. 9 year old derion stevenson was attacked and killed by a dog wednesday afternoon. the tragedy putting negative reputation ... pit bulls. "i've heard horrendous stories as you can imagine in rescue as to what people have done to animals ... far more stories about humans hurting animals than animals every hurting humans." there's no question what happened this week was awful. "even if he saw you 20 times in the same day, he would tell you he loved you. 20 times a day he didn't get tired of it." but benson wants people to keep something in mind. "yes, it should raise concern about that particular dog, not all that breeds dogs.
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every year. 40% of those ... are pit bulls. "they're amazing, amazing dogs so it's hearbtreaking to me that they get this stigma because here's what ends up happening: homeowners association don't allow them, insurance companies discriminate against them, landlords will say that you can't have them." we ran into stella on her way home tonight. she's 7 months old. was a month old." "everybody thinks pit bulls are just so terrible, they're all so mean, and they're not." benson's team has rescued almost 200 pit bulls in the valley. she hopes others will do their research on the dog. "she's just like every other dog, she's no different, just because she's a pit bull." ((shakala alvaranga)) >> let's look at the numbers. according to dog bite dot org, 34 people died from dog attacks last year.
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bulls. pit bulls only make up 6-percent of the dog population. by the way, the dog that killed that child has since been euthanized. it's still unclear if the owner will face criminal charges. ((christianne klein)) >> shakala, do we know if the dog was riled or simply thought it was protecting the home at the time of the attack? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> that's the next step for investigators... we do know that derion approached his friend's home to get some candy when "left eye", the dog, attacked. we expect more information to exactly how this happened./// ((christianne klein)) dog attacks aren't uncommon...look ing at a longer time frame watchdog group dogs bite dot org shows that 360 americans were killed in dog attacks between 2005 and 2015... 64-percent, or 232 total, of those were from pit bulls. the second leading breed in that category was rottweilers at 11-percent or 41 deaths. german shepherds were
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that time frame. dogs bite dot org supports a pit bull breed ban... and mandatory spay and neuter programs./// ((paul joncich)) interstate 15 through cajon pass is back open in both directions tonight... but the bluecut fire in southern california remains a major threat. it has grown to 36-thousand acres in size... and remains just 22-percent contained. the fire started tuesday morning. approximately 34-thousand structures remain threatened by the fire... but some evacuation orders have been lifted firefighters are working to get the blaze under control./// ((paul joncich)) and while firefighters and law enforcement are teaming up to help others through this crisis... we're seeing some real ugliness. san bernardino county sheriff's deputies say they've arrested these three people... for attempting to steal property from the fire evacuation areas. the suspects, all in their twenties, were reportedly caught leaving a residence with property that doesn't belong to them. they will be charged with looting and grand theft auto./// ((christianne klein))
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today in spots around the valley... they made way for some clouds... and an amazing sunset tonight. and tedd, you were watching a small cell in the northwest just before the newscast./// ((tedd florendo)) that's right, christianne... take a look... a little lightning show from that cell. ((tedd florendo)) high and we may be on track to 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 breezes again tomorrow again./// ((paul joncich)) almost all of the focus
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the presidential election has gone to donald trump and hillary clinton... but libertarian candidate gary johnson is saying 'don't forget about me'. with the unpopularity of the two major candidates, johnson thinks he can make waves in the race... to make a move right now. he was in las vegas tonight to outline his plan... nia wong joins us live from the s-l-s where he spoke earlier. nia? ((nia wong)) >> tonight the foundry was packed with people eager for a johnson-weld win. the libertarian party of nevada organized this rally a week ago and they estimate a thousand supporters came out. for those disenchanted with the republican and democratic parties...
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record as governor of new mexico. (( "people wave at me with all five fingers, not just one (laughter) it's a good thing.")) johnson shared his stances on several issues...among them the economy...immigr ation and free market. (("it's devoid of that government interference, it's a level playing field.")) together with running mate --bill weld...the duo claimed to be "fiscally responsible and socially tolerant." touching on topics like marriage equality and abortion. (("how can there be a more difficult choice. but who, who is the person tht it comes to that decision? the woman involved should be making that decision." )) this election season isn't johnson's first time running as a third-party candidate. he won the libertarian nomination in 20-12. this time he'll need 15 percent of the polls to face off with clinton and trump at the debates. johnson says things are looking
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million people. (("what is very significant is over the last three weeks that's a doubling of that number and if you go backthree weeks earlier than that, that's a double of that number , three weeks before that. so it really does look good.")) ((nia wong)) >> tonight's rally was johnson's second appearance in las vegas in the last week. he'll return to his home state for a rally in albuquerque this weekend. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) a new poll showh are in a dead heat here in nevada. the data from suffolk university shows clinton with a narrow advantage... 44 to 42 points... with a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. gary johnson had 5-percent in that poll. the majority of voters polled said they found neither clinton nor trump to be trustworthy. that poll also showed a tie in the senate race between representative joe heck and former nevada attorney general
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8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races that matter to you... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) police continue their search for two stolen nuclear density gauges... which contain radioactive isotopes. both gauges... which were being used to test soil for construction purposes... were stolen a week ago near valley view and alta. we went to the national atomic testing museum today... and talked with one of the trustees. he has a message for the crooks. (( jack doyle/national atomic testing museum: "the problem is, as soon as you do have the cops after you, but suddenly you jumped yourself into the federal attention as well because it's a licensed source. do you really want to put yourself out there with all of these eyes looking at you?" )) ((paul joncich)) >> if you see the yellow boxes... do not touch them. instead, call police./// ((christianne klein)) the pilot who ejected from a fighter jet as nellis air force base was fortunate to
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hospital tonight. he was wrapping up an exercise with a military weapons school when he self-ejected from the a-4 skyhawk... which crashed to the ground. luckily, no one on the ground was hurt. it's not immediately clear what the problem was with the single-engine aircraft, which was built in 1970. all other planes in the exercise landed safely./// ((paul joncich)) a newly-released arrest report details a bizarre exchange that led to a man pointing a real-looking b-b gun at a woman inside a tj-maxx store. asked the victim if she had dropped a bag of chips he was holding and she said she hadn't... after asking again, mote is said to have put the gun against her head and started yelling. witnesses told police he pointed the gun at a girl, filled a cart and rummaged the woman's purse, before taking his shirt off and going out the door. panicked shoppers and employees ran for cover.
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he's charged with robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon. he could face additional charges./// ((christianne klein)) metro has announced arrests in two separate murder cases... two men were taken into custody in dallas, texas... in connection to a triple shooting at a gas station near bermuda and cactus on june 26-th. one of the victims in that case died. 18 year-old gerald fuller and 29 year-old adrian johnson were detained by the dallas f-b-i violent crime task force and await extradition to las vegas./// ((christie james rachal was arrested in california on unrelated charges... when it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant in a murder on september 11-th of last year here in las vegas. rachal is suspected in the shooting at a smoke shop near boulder highway and tropicana that left two men dead. he's been returned to southern nevada and is in the clark county detention center tonight. the motive for that shooting has not been released./// ((paul joncich)) new information tonight
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vegas property. the animal foundation tells us 70 roosters have been euthanized... and outside veterinarians are assisting current vets on staff to evaluate and help the remaining birds. metro tells us close to 350 roosters were seized in the operation. two men face charges in connection... of suspicion of using them for fighting./// ((paul joncich)) today's public workout with conor mcgregor and nate diaz just added to the hype... chris maathuis will show us what unfolded at red rock resort today. ((christianne klein)) pacific crest trail... captured on a helmet camera. the amazing technological advances that helped get this woman to the hospital in her time of need.///
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uber is launching public trials of fully self-driving cars in pittsburgh, pennsylvania this month. volvo and uber are teaming up together in a 300-million dollar deal to create the vehicles. so far...there are six self-driving cars being tested in pittsburgh. they plan to have 100 on the road by
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a dramatic helicopter rescue on the pacific crest trail in fresno county, california. a 66-year-old woman was hiking the trail when she became ill with what she believed to be symptoms of a possible stroke. tara steele was wearing an emergency beacon which helped the fresno county sheriff's office and california highway patrol locate her. it was a difficult task for steele's rescuers... the helicopter pilot had to navigate tall trees and communicate with dispatchers to find a safe place for the rescue: flight officer being able to give me verbal commands so i could maneuver the aircraft because i can't see the site, be able to maneuver the aircraft to a precise spot where he wants it so he can lower the cable into that small opening." )) ((paul joncich)) a rescuer was wearing a helmet camera as he rappelled out of the chopper and secured the woman to a specialized gurney so she could be lifted into the helicopter safely. fellow hikers assisted with the
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and she's expected to make a full recovery./// ((christianne klein)) their story of a gunpoint robbery unraveling... two swimmers with the u-s men's olympic team have made their way out of brazil tonight. gunnar bentz and jack conger checked in for a flight out of the country after testifying in the robbery probe. a third member of the team, james feigen, was heard by a judge just a little over an hour ago. ryan lochte, already back in the u-s, reportedly concocted the robbery story to cover up vandalism by the mm de janeiro. the four could be criminally charged for providing false information and damaging private assets./// ((paul joncich)) metro's northwest area command says "drop down and give me twenty... two" they posted this video to facebook of officers taking the "22 pushup challenge". if you haven't heard of it already, it's similar to the a-l-s ice bucket challenge. the cause of the pushup challenge is to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and
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the heat continues as temperatures soar near record numbers again. the monsoon stay way north and 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. ................................ ... ............. 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. ................................
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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 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 winds relaxing more late week.
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out for saturday's ufc fight. ((christianne klein)) >> but maybe the antics and war
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((chris maathuis)) >> it's becoming an 'r' rated show. more bombs thrown out by the fighters today. this was just a public open workout. they both worked out a little and talked a lot. plus... bonanza grad kris bryant lets his bat to the talking and today it was screaming. next on channel 8./// ((chris maathuis)) i've got to admit, since yesterday i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. four years ago i was diagnosed with breast cancer
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voted ten times to defund planned parenthood which thousands of nevada women depend on for cancer screenings. congressman heck even threatened to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood.
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and what unfolds on saturday night. generate some excitement, sell tickets and pay per view buys. first the press conference where both guys were throwin' bottles at each other. then today's workout... 24 hours later, nothing has changed. conor mcgregor/ufc fighter: "nates little fans have convinced him that he can't be knocked out... he can be knocked out and will be knocked out." nate diaz/ufc fighter: "he's got a team with a head honcho.. but we've got a whole team ready to ride.. we've got a whole army." people criticized diaz for leaving the press conference. what do you think? conor: "##&! diaz and anybody here for team diaz..
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((chris maathuis)) he just tosses the mic. can't wait to see tomorrow's weigh in and we'll have that for ya at six. ((chris maathuis)) milwaukee visiting the cubs.. and what a day for the las vegan... kris bryant was on fire. he'd in the first. here in the bottom of the third he smacks a long, long two run home run. that was a big shot giving the cubs a 4-0 lead... but there's more from bryant. in the 6th... he would unload again... another home run... this is a solo shot. bryant was 5 for 5, with two homers, a double and five rbi's... he's now tied for the n-l lead with 30 home runs on the season. cubs won for the 18th time in 21 games beating the brewers 9-6. they've got the best record in
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to vote against him at n-l mvp. 51s and round rock express swingin' on a warm night in las vegas. home team jumped out to a 6-0 lead. how about this... the bloop drops in and there's going to be a play at the plate. brandon nimmo is huffin' and puffin'.. but nothing slows down the cheyenne wyoming native. he's save and so are the 51s... las vegas beats round rock 8-6.. and don't forget tomorrow is fireworks night at the ball park. first pitch 7:05. park will be your last chance to get a look at the unlv football team prior to the start of the regular season. beginning at 8:10 the rebels will hold their final team scrimmage-- again that is at rebel park on the campus. ((chris maathuis)) seahawks home with the vikings.. seattle's russel wilson played the entire first... probably said enough is enough. he was sacked 4 times...the last one was a little awkward... looked like the knee got twisted. vikings would win this exhibition game on a pic six...
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vikings 18-11. the week long trip to the bahamas is coming to an end for the unlv basketball team. played their final game today and despite unlv's 21 turnovers they beat providence storm 102-87. five rebs finished in double digets with jaylen poyser leading the way with 28 points and 5 of 10 from three. they'll be back home this weekend. ((chris maathuis)) a big congrats to vashti cunningham... the teenager competing in her first olympic gameh along with 2 other americans. she'll jump for a medal at 3:30 on saturday. ((paul joncich)) our strange stories for thursday right after this.///
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((christianne klein))
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donald trump popped up in select cities across the country today. the pieces are apparently a take on the emperor has no clothes. a statue erected in new york has already been removed... cleveland, san francisco, seattle, and l-a have also received their own naked trump pop-ups./// ((tedd florendo)) three people were killed on the same day by kite strings . this happened in india. the special kinds of string called "manja" is made with glass... two victims had their throats slit, another was strangled -- all were in vehicles at the now the indian government is proposing a ban on the string./// ((chris maathuis)) an ohio man is accused of trying to have sex with the grill of a parked van. officers arrested 35-year-old michael henson after a woman said she saw him drop his shorts to have at the van... then he passed out in a yard nearby. police said he appeared to be intoxicated. he's charged with public indecency./// ((paul joncich)) that's all for us live
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>> the late show with stephen colbert is next with keegan michael key. we'll see you back here tomorrow
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>> stephen: good evening. before we begin the show tonight, i need to address a controversy. last night's republican national convention keynote speaker melania trump has been accused of plagiarizing portions of her speech from michelle obama's appearance at the 2008 democratic convention. now, personally, i don't think all. i think her speechwriters are to blame, and yet no one has lost their jobs. if only there was someone in the trump campaign who enjoyed firing people. ( laughter ) ( applause ) now, i don't talk about this a i don't talk about this a lot, but donald and melania and i are friends. which is why tonight, "the late

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