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down in macau. in the long run they get it, they do the right thing. the 4- billion dollar property opening today... and why the casino mogul thinks he's a perfect fit for china./// tedd florendo we're tracking storms this evening. who has the best chance for raindrops? we'll fill you in on your most accurate weather now forecast.
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on scaffolding along the eastside of this grey buildingey. when it collapsed....other employees told las vegas fire and rescue....the dust was so thick they couldn't see anything but they knew something was wrong. tim szymanski with las vegas fire and rescue tells me two of the three men jumped to safety...escaping without injuries. the third one was the person they found dead under the scaffolding. outside this site....premier cm is listed as the construction project. under osha's website....it says premier cm is based in las vegas. they had an osha inspection back in march...but the case has since been closed. our calls were not returned this afternoon. tivoli management did release this statement (tivoli statement graphic) monday, august 22, 2016 4:44 pm "we are incredibly shocked and saddened by today's tragic construction incident. on behalf of our partners and construction team, we express our heartfelt condolences. out of respect for the victim and those investigating, all construction activity on the
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is deemed safe to do so. safety and security are our top priorities for all of those who work, shop and visit tivoli village. - tivoli village management ((nia wong)) for now they've stopped all not las for long. ((denise valdez)) >> tedd is here with the forecast.
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california. 'chimney fire' is about 35- percent contained. firefighters are trying to keep it from the historic 'hearst castle' -- which is a museum and the former home of newspaper mogul william randolph hearst. firefighters believe they've stopped the flames about three miles from the tourist spot. meanwhile... the bluecut fire burning in the cajon pass is just about out. it's 89- percent contained and crews are mainly focusing on hot spots./// ((denise valdez)) president obama wrapped
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historic flooding that hit much of the state. he's expected to be near baton rouge tomorrow. the disaster has killed at least 13 people and damaged around 60- thousand homes. the flooding has forced more than 100- thousand people to register for fema assistance. more than 36 million dollars in federal spending has been approved already to help louisiana recover. more than three thousand people remain in shelters./// ((dave courvoisier)) tonight about an a-t-v crash over the weekend that left a 39-year-old father dead. he's been identified as william couch. ((denise valdez)) >> metro police found his body sunday morning at the dry lake bed near jean. 8 news now reporter karen castro spoke to his family -- who --as you can imagine is heartbroken. karen? ((karen castro)) >> the family of william couch was with him at the time of the crash. his brother-in-law says he loved the outdoors and was an avid rider...
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happened. but as we found out, an off-roading accident can happen to anyone, even the pros. ((karen castro)) the family of william couch says he died doing what he loved the most... riding across the open desert. sunday morning would be his last ride. police found his body at the dry lake bed near jean. couch's family is too heartbroken to speak on-camera. but we spoke to a fellow rider and owner of american adventure tours... about the dangers of the sport. ((rick wyatt - president, american adventure tours: i've broken my back 3 times. i broke my neck 3 times and i just got through w injuries, none of it is due to myself.)) ((karen castro)) rick wyatt has been riding for more than 40 years. he's also familiar with the yamaha benshee couch was riding at the time of the crash. ((rick wyatt - president, american adventure tours: that would be more of a sport type of atv. it's not for a beginner. it's not something that you would put novelty or a beginner on.)) ((karen castro)) but couch wasn't a beginner, according to his family.
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his brother-in-law says a group of them were doing an overnight ride on saturday... something they've done in the past. he says, couch somehow separated from the group. they searched and searched for him... until they found his body sunday morning. police say couch was not wearing a helmet and believe speed may have been a factor. ((rick wyatt - president, american adventure tours: wear the proper equipment, be familiar with your riding environment, that you're in.)) ((karen castro)) >> couch leaves behind a wife and a 13-year-old daughter. his loved ones have setp funeral expenses. we have the information on las vegas now dot com. ((denise valdez)) >>karen, how common are atv crashes out in the desert? ((karen castro)) we're told crashes and injuries happen all the time. the lake beds out by jean are popular among riders. in fact, this is the second off-roading death in the last month. ((dave courvoisier)) a busy week politically
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as virginia senator tim kaine made two stops in las vegas to talk jobs and the economy. this comes just a few days ahead of a northern nevada stop for hillary clinton... and a lake tahoe fundraiser for donald trump. political reporter patrick walker is live in the newsroom with more. ((patrick walker)) >> dave... today kaine focused on contrasting donald trump and hillary clinton over economic issues. it's something the businessman considers his strength. kaine laid out his running mate's five point plan to grow the economy. infrastructure projects... education reforms like free college tuition... and what he called "basic fairness" -- things like giving tax credits to businesses who share profits with employees. he also called for paid family leave and equal pay for equal work. to pay for it... the campaign plans on tax increases for big businesses and the wealthiest americans. kaine says that's a formula that will lead to job creation.: ((sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential candidate: "hillary clinton will be a 'you're hired' president, donald trump will be
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campaign is over and trump has lost and we've forgotten everything else about that campaign, the two words we'll remember about donald trump is 'you're fired!'")) ((patrick walker)) >> kaine cited a moody's anaytics study that says clinton's plan would create 10-point-5 million jobs over four years... compared to 3-point5 million jobs lost under trump's plan. the trump campaign... however... says its plans will grow the economy anro by lowering taxes on the middle class and repealing the affordable care act. ((patrick walker)) trump's nevada campaign released a statement today saying quote "hillary clinton and tim kaine are running for a third obama term that will guarentee continued stagnant wages... higher taxes... and unnecessary regulation." my politics now co-host steve sebelius and i will have more on this... coming up at 6. dave... /// ((dave courvoisier)) a shake- up in expected presidential candidates to the silver state this week. hillary clinton is still on to
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that's happening this thursday... she's expected to talk about the economy. ((dave courvoisier)) >> on the other side of the aisle though... donald trump canceled his planned stop in las vegas. he was supposed to hold a rally this friday at the south point. trump also canceled appearances this week in colorado and oregon. no reason was given./// ((dave courvoisier)) and we're your local election headquarters updating you on all the races... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) the death penalty is a controversial topic across the country. but here in nevada he focus in our state is on the lack of supplies to carry out the punishment. the i-team's vanessa murphy has the story.
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never even be used?)) ((vanessa murphy)) howard watts is with the nevada coalition against the death penalty... so what's happening in the state now - the inability to execute inmates on death row - in his eyes buys more time for a fight against proponents of the death penalty like speaker of the nevada state assembly and republican john hambrick. ((john hambrick: these heinous crimes were committed, family members lost their loved ones either through rape and murder or armed robbery, there has to be a price that has to a spokeswoman for the department of corrections says two drugs are needed for executions. one the state has is expired... the other expires in january of 2018 but it cannot be used without the other. and old distributors are no longer selling the drugs to the state. one of them - pfizer provided a statement to the i-team which says in part: "we strongly object to the use of any of our products in the lethal injection process for
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((howard: they don't want to be connected to drugs that are being used to kill people.)) along with a lack of drugs, there's a lack of room. the old death chamber located in carson city which was last used in 2006 - is considered small and cramped with victims of crime and the defendants' families having to share the same space. a new death chamber is being built here in the ely state prison - it's expected to be finished in november and it's costing taxpayers at least 632-thous ((john: i have 30 years of law enforcement, and it's my belief that if it's in the books, it's an option we have, i think we should avail ourselves.)) ((vanessa murphy)) for now - the state is reaching out to pharmaceutical companies to try to get the drugs needed for lethal injection. as for the new death chamber, construction is still underway. according to a spokeswoman, by law, since nevada is a death penalty state, the d-o-c has to have the ability to carry out an execution. vanessa murphy, 8 news now.//
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chamber began nearly two weeks ago./// ((dave courvoisier)) steve wynn pulled out all the stops for his newest casino... that opened today in macau. it's been six years in the making... but "wynn palace" finally opened today. the four- point- one- billion dollar resort welcomed its first guests... despite a downturn in the chinese gaming market. in an interview.. wynn says he listened to what the chinese government wanted to see in a new property... and he thinks "wynn palace" provides it all: (( means that they wanted conventions, entertainment, and a wide range of hospitality attractions. mallika kapur: something like vegas. steve wynn: that's exactly what they wanted. )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> wynn isn't the only las vegas company focused on macau. the sands corporation is expected to open the two- point- 7- billion- dollar "parisian" resort next month./// ((dave courvoisier)) everything you think you know about cleaning clothes... could be wrong! up next on the valley's news leader... michelle mortensen is on your side with the reason why you
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your wash. plus we're live in henderson... katie? ((katie boer)) and we're live with our channel 8 food drive... where you can go to give to those in need.///
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for seniors like barbara, social security makes a difference every month. but for the wall street types who've given congressman joe heck's campaigns over $500,000, social security could mean billions of dollars in fees. that's what privatizing social security means and why joe heck and wall street support it. retirement security gets risked on the stock market. and the wall street types supporting joe heck make billions. whose side are you on? senate majority pac is responsible
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courvoi tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at five.")) ((denise valdez)) most of us throw our clothes in a washer and don't think twice about it ... but according to consumer advocate michelle mortensen .. the way we've been washing our clothes for the past couple of decades .. may be all wrong.
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more effective. but consumer reports experts say -- that rule no longer exists. now -- there are detergents formulated to work better in cold water. in fact -- consumer reports says the cold cycle is more effective at cleaning your clothes and removing stains. if the water hits higher than 75 degrees -- the detergents become less effective. and the heat may help stains dig deeper into your clothes. the hot water can also damage some fabrics. here's when you should use hot water. clothes. because of illness -- bugs -- or if your baby wears reusable diapers. even then -- the hot cycle may not be enough. use bleach if you need to sanitize -- or place those items in boiling water. you can also use your iron -- to kill germs. . consumer reports also found if you use decent detergent and have a machine that's working well -- your clothes will get cleaned.... no matter the temperature. so the key is ... good soap. i'm mm. ((denise valdez)) >> alright -- here's the
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702-650-1907./// ((weather toss))
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not much. the clouds also helped keep a lid on any daytime warming from the sun. ....................... ............ ................... regional temps also stayed warm but still hot over in death valley where they had more sunshine. warm down the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to laughlin. more tolerable temps in the central great basin with those areas inthe 80's to low 90's. ................................ ... ................ radar shows very little convective t'storm occurring. a shield of clouds helped keep a development this morning and afternoon. now with clearing and us getting to the hottest part of the day, there is still slight chances for t'storms mainly east of i-15 and better chances for southern clark county. mostly in mohave county. ....... ............................ .................. futurecast shows we get a better break from those storms chances tomorrow but it's sunday we see the return of showers and storms chances due to an area of low pressure that will drift in
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shower and storm chances also return for monday through tuesday as well before we see a drying trend by wednesday and more sunshine. ................................ ... ................. so the forecast is calling for temps in the 80's by morning with clouds and some clearing. expect muggy condtions this evening with slight hit and miss shower chances as well. tomorrow expecting temps near 100 and partly to mostly sunny through the day. very slim chances for showers but the possibility is out there more points east of the valley. ................................ ... ..................... extended forecast calls for temps to drop even more by late weekend and early week with high in the 90's still. showers chances return by sunday and througa sunday and monday being our best shot for some rain. drier mid to late week next week as temps climb back to near average
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we take you live to our channel 8 food drive... with the items most in demand. ((dave courvoisier)) and tonight on 8 news now at six -- an update on the breaking news at tivoli village. a construction worker.. killed in a horrific accident./// ((coming up... the growing threat of zika has students in florida taking a lesson in prevention. plus, inside a lab where they're starting fires to understand how to sto evening news with scott pelley. ))
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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. 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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we're in the home stretch of our channel 8 food drive... benefitting las vegas rescue mission. we've teamed up with 'sudden impact auto body'... as well as findlay acura. ((denise valdez)) >> 8 news now reporter katie boer is live at findlay... with the ways you can help those in need of food. katie? ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8
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((dave courvoisier)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// announcer: now, live...this is breaking news from 8 news
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