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could see some rain -- and what's the timeline. here's tedd. ((tedd florendo)) ((( skies clouded up yesterday and they've been that way since. they have also put a cap on convection and therefore storms have been non-existent. we had a few passing sprinkles earlier and it could take some time for the storms to develop. ................................ ... ........... still warm and muggy though with dewpoi the atmosphere but no sunshine to fire it up. expect temps to stay warm and sticky tonight. we'll be in the 90's through the evening and warm late night. since the skies are opening up a little we could see slight stray shower/storm chances later, but they should be isolated for now. we'll keep our eyes on the next week and late weekend where showers chances they return. that's coming up
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rider. the body of 39-year-old william couch was found at the dry lake bed near jean sunday morning. 8 news now reporter karen castro found out why off-roading deaths are not that uncommon.
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crashes. that's a 10-percent increase compared to the same time last year. ((rick wyatt - president, american adventure tours: in the racing community, there are circumstances beyond your control that you usually can take and you're usually taking more of a risk than would the average person out there.)) ((karen castro)) the same study says most off-road-vehicle crashes happen on public roads. but in the last month, two riders have died in the same desert area near jean. ((rick wyatt - president, american adventure tours: it's very popular for a family destination, that's where the locals usually go for, you ((karen castro)) couch was with his family when the fun ride turned deadly. loved ones say he died doing what he loved the most... riding in the open desert. karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) school starts up one week from today and before students head back to class a safety coalition of community agencies is teaming up to teach kids the rules of the road. katie boer checked out a free, week- long event that focuses on zero fatalities for children
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((katie standup: 00:30:58 now many of the community agencies that are out here today...participate for a reason. "look out kids about" actually started after 7 children were killed in the fall of 2006 at our around local schools. this program today is designed to prevent that 31:15 )) from slowing down.... (( 24:09 dont forget about your brakes! )) to stopping... ((nat pop: ..what do we going to do? kid: look left and right. police: left, right and what else? and left one safe kids clark county, c-c-s-d police, and a handfull of other community agencies are teaming up to create a safety coalition to teach students heading to school next week how to be responsible for their own safety. today's focus?.... biking to school. ((robin: "so many kids get new bicycles and things like that and don't know how to ride them. dont know how to do the safety checks and today we're doing that. we've actually taught several children how to ride a bicycle today")) ((katie standup on bike: "today's event was all about
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that means as soon as kids complete this obstacle course they'll be leaving today with a free helmet" )) ((nat pop 25:46 alright you're going to stay in between the tennis balls right here alright. you're going to go towards that arrow. it's called the figure eight :51)) (( lesly: 09:20 this activity has actually taught me so much. i think im actually going to ride my bike :26 kb: really?! to school? lesly: yes:28 )) 11 year old lesly soriano is headed into 6th grade this fall... ((lesly: 10:45 so he's teaching kids how to ride different kids of obstacles you see on a daily basis :52 youea them how to be safe and have fun during it :57 )) ((katie tag: now if you missed today's event focusing on bike safety there will be events held all week long. tomorrow's focusing on 'bus safety'. that's being held at western high school. reporting off valley view and the di, i'm kb back to you. )) ((dave courvoisier)) the week long event is free to the public. katie mentioned tomorrow's event
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on bus safety... . but you can find the schedule for the rest of the events and the different locations where they'll be held on our website las vegas now-dot-com. /// ((dave courvoisier)) nevada is living up to its billing as a key swing state so far this election. ((denise valdez)) >> an average of polls over the past 6 weeks has hillary clinton with a 2.3% lead... which is within the margin of error. the clinton camp is trying to get some breathing room this week. ((dave courvoisier)) >> political reporter patrick walker is here to break down the strategy. ((patrick walker)) >> vice presidential candidate... stuck to the same script we've seen in the month-plus since the conventions. he spoke to two labor unions today... focusing on jobs and the economy... and going after donald trump on those subjects. >> kaine told members of the plumbers and pipefitters union that donald trump is anti-union and believes wages are too high. that led to the vice presidential candidate saying hillary clinton is the candidate who would strengthen the economy through infrastructure investments... immigration reform and reforms
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kaine said those initiatives are missing from donald trump's plan... and criticised the republican candidate for what he called a bleak picture of the country.: ((sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential candidate: "the republican convention was dark and gloomy and 'blame america first,' (boos) looked like gotham city 5 or something like that, and people say 'wow, that's a disturbing picture of america,' i said that is not a picture of america, that is guided tour through donald j. trump's mind and that's a very scary place to be.")) ((patrick walker)) >> trump was scheduled to campaign in las vegas friday... but his cai at southpoint was cancelled for unspecified reasons. nevada gop chairman michael mcdonald confirmed to me this afternoon... however... that trump's lake tahoe fundraiser is still on... and the candidate is expected there friday night. ((patrick walker)) let's bring in my politics now co-host... review journal columnist steve sebelius... to talk more about what we heard today. first thing that struck me.... kaine got the crowd cheering for paying more taxes... talking about all of the services the government provides that need to be paid for somehow...
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nobody likes paying taxes. but he said you can't support the military, or teachers, or schools, or national parks, unless you support the taxes that pay for them. a lot of politicians get away with that, and kaine was calling out trump to let him know he's not getting a free pass on that issue. ((patrick walker)) >> kaine also stressed the importance of the ground game... hitting the streets to knock on doors. let me play a quick part of the speech where he touches on that.: ((sen. tim kaine/(d)i person-to-person stuff is what it's going to take to elect hillary clinton, it's what it's going to take to elect catherine cortez masto as your next us senator (cheers).")) ((patrick walker)) >> steve... that echoes what we've heard recently on the campaign trail... but it didn't come from an expected source... ((steve sebelius)) right, that is almost word-for-word what mike pence said at his rally in henderson last week! both candidates said
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will trust a word from a friend. so engaging regular voters is key to spreading the word for both campaigns. ((patrick walker)) >> let's talk about minimum wage.
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but he never talks about a federal minimum wage that clinton wants to see... sanders was adamant about a 15-an-hour federal wage... ((steve sebelius)) nobody is as adamant as sanders ... except maybe green party candidate jill stein. clinton wants 12 per hour, but says states can go higher if they want. over the map on this: he's said wages are too high. he's said he opposes a higher federal minimum wage. he's said the minimum wage needs to go up, maybe to 10 dollars per hour. so that's definitely an accurate charge. ((patrick walker)) >> of course... we'll have much more on the week's events... including a hillary clinton stop
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on politics now. that's sunday at 5:30 right here on channel 8. ((patrick walker)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com. dave and denise.../// ((dave courvoisier)) happening right now.. 8 news now is holding a food drive at findlay acura to benefit the las vegas rescue mission. ((denise valdez)) >> we are asking for nonperishable food items to be dropped off.. >> katie boer is live in henderson.. katie, how is it looking so far? ((katie boer)) ///
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((denise valdez)) the big story tonight.. the weather.. and our next chance
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at the current conditions. tedd is next with the forecast you have to see./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier, denise valdez, tedd 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. under heck's privatization plan,
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and the wall street types supporting joe heck make billions. whose side are you on? senate majority pac is responsible
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((denise valdez)) ((weather toss)) tedd florendo looking outside it looks like seattle with the cloud shield. temps remain warm but muggy do to the humidity. wind also stay light and the smoke plume from the blue cut fire has drifted way more west and away from the area.
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t'storms maybe this evening, but should be isolated in nature. ................................ ... .................. temps around the valley in the 90s through many neighborhoods with the warmest temps typically over to the east side of the valley and southeast sections. not as warm for the foothills and the northwest part of the region. we're below normal for temps but not much. 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 tight lid on any storm
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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 some rain from the south. shower and storm chances also return for monday through tuesday as well before we see a drying trend by wednesdy ................................ ... ................. 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 through early week with sunday and monday being our best shot for some rain. drier mid to late week next week
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card. saturday night made up for all that disappointment. it was the card of the year so far. terrific fights throughout the night... seemed every fight lived up to fans expectations. tyson still gets the biggest applause... iron mike on hand. of course all eyes were on the main event... conor mcgregor and nate diaz swinging for the entire 25 minutes. niether one giving an inch.. if it was a tug o war, they got pulled to the edge. but night won by mcgregor as they went to the scorecards. wwere the leg kicks.. was that part of the strategy coming in? conor; "it was but he took em better then i thought he would, he didn't show, let me know.. i thoguht the first three rounds proved the class difference, but that toughness and durability that he has crept back in but i washappy to come away with a win... he's a gret competitor, brought out the best in me. diaz;" i thought i'd win that fight, they can't have me win, i'm too real for this sport, they're
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good.. i came worse off then last time i had injuries, , i'm not making excuses but he should've finished me off. ((chris maathuis)) there may not be a trilogy, although the fans would love it... dana white was said he's moving on.. and wants conor to fight for his featherweight belt which means going back down in weight and meeting jose aldo. that's certainly another fight fans want to see. i don't have a ballot, but if i did, las vegan kris bryant would have to be near the top of the still a healthy chunk of the regular season left... but he's red hot the cubs are red hot and right now it seems the cubs are the team to beat. (( )) kris braynt/cubs; "it feels good, this time last year we were battling for a wild card spot and now to have tht 10-11 game cushion, but got to go out and play and don't put pressure on themselves.. and we should be where we want to be at the end of the year. i think we were 500 club through 100 and took off from there
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into the end of the year. ((chris maathuis)) the unlv football team is less then two weeks away from kicking off its season at home against jackson state. over the weekend unlv held a pair of scrimmages, so things get serious now. there were a bunch of positives.. but then you know coaches... they don't live a normal life... they're never satisfied. (( )) tony sanchez/coach;' it's one of those deals.. you can feel good afor about 15 minutes after a win then you go right into the ne do, they're looking for the things they didn't do well so they can correct them and get better and now it's about the opponent and what they do and attack that. it's a breath of fresh air when the focus is on on apponent, it changes the way you prepare, the way you do things. and we'd like to remind you... this year we're giving you the vote on which game we feature on friday
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our facebook page... so far the leader is arbor view and liberty. but that could change... and you -- those who appreciate our high school football -- can vote and make a change. ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6. thanks for watching 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... aloni ((dave courvoisier)) >> see you tonight at 11.
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this is the "jeopardy!" teachers tournament. here are today's contestants -- a ninth-grade math teacher from allentown, pennsylvania... a fourth-grade language-arts teacher from savannah, georgia...


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