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and boy, did they ever... several areas are still dealing with flooding tonight. thanks for joining us live at 11... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) >> and i'm denise valdez... washes across clark county are roaring with water... pooled from the return of the monsoon. some areas received hail... along with powerful winds... with some gusts exceeding 60 miles per hour. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the question tonight, tedd... are we all rained out for now? ((tedd florendo)) skies clouded up yesterday and they've been that way since. they have also put a cap on 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 dewpoints remaining high. there's plenty of moisture in 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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minutes. several drivers chose to risk it and went through the intersection anyway. others played it smart and decided not to test the flood waters. ((dave courvoisier)) >> it was even worse at lake mead and civic... but that didn't seem to stop drivers who were willing to risk everything in exchange for convenience. the flooding has subsided
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some drivers getting trapped in their cars. ((denise valdez)) >> nia wong has been chasing the storm all evening... she joins us live in the northeast from a wash that's still rushing with water. nia? ((nia wong)) >> dave and denise... we've seen drivers ignoring warnings not to drive through flood waters throughout the evening. take a look at what we saw just a few hours ago... we went to both of those intersections you just mentioned... and despite several inches of water in the road... many through while others remained in place. you may be thinking 'what's a few inches of rain in the road?' well, as we've seen time and again in southern nevada, it doesn't take much to wash out the road... and what you may think is just a little rain could be much more... and suddenly you find yourself in a life or death situation and in need of emergency assistance. according to the clark county fire department's alarm page, there were at least four swift water rescues this evening -- the good news, no reports of any injuries. a visitor we spoke to wasn't prepared for this type of weather: (( chris dent/vegas vacation rained out: "it's been pretty rough. the water's been interesting. driving through it is something
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in some spots about a foot high." )) ((nia wong)) >> now's a good time to remind you of the "turn around, don't drown" campaign. driving into flood waters can not only ruin your car... but if it's deep enough you can get trapped and find yourself in need of help. if you're found to be responsible for a rescue, you can be fined under state law. ((nia wong)) >> now that the rain has stopped, we're seeing better conditions on the roads... but you should still be smart out there in case the flooding remains in some areas. also, we've compiled a gallery from the night... you can check them out at las vegas now dot com. reporting live, nia wong... 8 news now./// ((denise valdez)) a construction worker was killed in a scaffolding collapse at tivoli village this afternoon. las vegas fire and rescue responded to find the man dead on the ground from the fall.
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before the scaffolding collapsed: (( tim szymanski / lvfr: "any time you have a construction accident, if a person falls more than 12 feet at a construction site // we're very concerned because human beings are just not designed for falling those distances." )) ((denise valdez)) >> osha is investigating the accident. tivoli village management has stopped all construction at the site and says they will only resume when it's deemed safe to do so. they also promised to fully cooperate with the investigation. the victim has ny ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now has learned that the man attacked by a swarm of bees in southwest las vegas on august fourth has died. 49-year-old jose moreno pacheco was not wearing protective gear when he and two other unlicensed workers attempted to clear the bees from a home near russell and grand canyon. he was stung at least 200 times. the clark county coroner's office is working to determine the cause of death. the investigation is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.///
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nominee donald trump is stumping in the battleground state of ohio, while democratic challenger hillary clinton is raising money in california. ((dave courvoisier)) >> clinton's email controversy continues to dog her, while trump is being accused of back-pedaling on his plans for illegal immigration. weijia jiang has more from the white house.
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the white house)) trump called out democratic rival hillary clinton for the nearly 15-thousand previously undisclosed emails and documents uncovered by the fbi from her private server when she was secretary of state. clinton campaign aides say they aren't sure what's in the documentsbut support all her work-related emails being released. the state department is reviewing the material. ((mark toner)) we still don't have a firm sense of how many of these 14900 are new clinton is in california for an appearan o events. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. ((dave courvoisier)) >> trump said as president he would also appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the financial dealings of the clinton foundation. today, former president bill clinton said if his wife is elected, he will step down from the board and stop fundraising./// ((denise valdez)) democratic vice
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international convention at the mirage today... before holding a rally at the local 525 plumbers and pipefitters training center: (( sen. tim kaine/(d) vice presidential candidate: "hillary clinton will be a 'you're hired' president, donald trump will be a 'you're fired' president, and i predict this: when this 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!'" )) ((denise valdez)) >> the virginia senator's father owned an ironworking shop in kansas city and empy hillary clinton is scheduled to campaign in reno on thursday./// ((dave courvoisier)) donald trump's camp has canceled his south point rally that was scheduled for later this week. no reason has been given for the cancellation. nevada g-o-p chair michael mcdonald confirmed to politics now's patrick walker that a fundraiser with trump at lake tahoe on friday is still on./// ((dave courvoisier)) 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./// ((denise valdez))
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trial. 15 year-old marcos arenas was killed in 2013 when he was robbed for his ipad and run over when he tried to retrieve it. michael solid is charged with the crime... an alleged accomplice, jacob dismont, pleaded guilty on august twelfth and is scheduled for sentencing in october. jury selection is expected to take two days... the trial is expected to last about two weeks./// ((denise valdez)) las vegas mayor pro tem steve ross has issued a new statement in the case of his son's burglary charges... saying in part "it is clear no family is immune from the terrible effects of addiction. we will continue to be hopeful that shane will overcome his demons and get the help that he clearly needs." the ross family expressed gratitude for support from the community and added that they are grateful no one was injured. 27 year-old shane ross is being held without bail on six charges related to multiple incidents... where businesses were robbed at
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scheduled for wednesday./// ((dave courvoisier)) new details tonight about the armed standoff at cliven bundy's ranch in 2014. we're told gerald delemus will enter his plea tuesday.. and blaine cooper will be in court thursday. both men are in custody right now.. along with 17 others charged in connection with the bunkerville standoff. the bundy family has long said it doesn't recognize most of the federal government's authority. that includes authority over public land where the bundy's grazed their cattle without pan cliven bundy and his co-defendants to trial./// ((dave courvoisier)) police need your help finding three crooks. take a good look at the pictures on your screen. the three men robbed a business located at the three thousand block of west ann road... it happened right at noon. the pharmacy was robbed... and apparently one of the bandits had a gun. if you can help crack this case... call crimestoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) something happened for the dodgers that hasn't happened in 10 years. chris maathuis will take us to
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>> and wildfires are raging across the west... is a new strategy necessary to keep them in check? why letting them burn could actually be more effective... that's next.///
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((denise valdez)) the activist collective group behind the naked donald trump sculptures that popped up in five u-s cities last week is showing how they installed the statues without drawing the attention -- initially -- of law enforcement. the group, named "indecline," released this video showing workers dressed in construction covered with tarps, from trucks... then gluing them to strategic locations in new york, cleveland, l-a, san francisco, and seattle. indecline hired las vegas artist joshua "ginger" monroe to create the sculptures. he spoke with us outside the container park on friday and explained with las vegas wasn't one of the cities to get one: (( joshua "ginger" monroe / artist: "i'm actually very upset about vegas not getting a statue. we initially anticipated one going up here in vegas, but the collective of indecline decided, maybe it's not the best idea to
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>> the statues were all removed the day that they were put on display. after receiving interest from multiple private buyers, indecline has priced the statues at 10-thousand dollars each. they say museums in three u-s states and one in germany have also asked to display the statues for gallery shows./// ((dave courvoisier)) the bluecut wildfire in southern california is all evacuees are now allowed to return home -- if their home is still there. more than 100 homes have been destroyed since the fire started last tuesday. with so many fires burning across the west, questions remain on the best way to battle them. including a different approach... is it better just to let them burn? (mark finney) "these experiments have a lot in common with very large wildfires." ((dave courvoisier)) in this specially designed "burn chamber" researchers are dissecting a wildfire by
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( evans and mcallister w/fire) ce: it doesn't even require flames to ignite? sm: no, just hot air. ((dave courvoisier)) and how a fire can propel itself - even without wind. (ce/mf) ce: so those troughs, those dips, are actually where the fire is advancing. mf: yes, that's right. ((dave courvoisier)) mark finney is a scientist at the u.s. forest service fire lab in missoula montana. (finney) there is an expression that everyone uses here in the u.s., "spreads like wildfire," yet we don't even know how wildfires spread. ((dave courvoisier)) the forest service spent an unprde record 10.1 million acres last year. but finney's research shows putting out every fireis not working. ( ce:) are we making it worse? mf: we are making it worse. by fighting these fires we unfortunately enter what's called the fire paradox, and that is the harder you try to suppress them, the worse they get when they do happen. ((dave courvoisier)) under normal conditions fires thin out forests. but by constantly putting them out, more unburned brush is left for the next fire.
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more so-called prescribed fires to burn off excess vegetation or simply let some natural fires burn. in a statement to cbs news, the forest service says it "agrees that managed and prescribed fires are important tools...", but "our capacity to complete this work is restricted by the budget", which is allocated by congress. the agency says there are also liability issues with state and local governments with more developers pushing to build homes closer to fire-prone area inevitable. if we convince ourselves that it's not, then we essentially have a repeat every year of the same situation. ((dave courvoisier)) for nowscientists hope by setting these controlled fires in the lab, they'll better understand how to manage them in the forest. last week the biggest concern was the bluecut fire... tonight we're talking about rain, tedd. ((tedd florendo)) looking outside it looks
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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. dewpoint remain high enough for the risk of more t'storms maybe this evening, but should be ................................ ... .................. 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. 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
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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 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 bete 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 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
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................................ ... ..................... 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 as temps climb back to near average
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isn't easy ((deni the rebels have strugged for decades. maybe the fortunes are about to change. ((chris maathuis)) >> if you read between the lines... perhaps good things are on the horizon. it's not a clear horizon, little hazy, but maybe things are coming into focus. plus... the dodgers deal the reds a blow... a big blow... more next here on channel 8. ((chris maathuis))
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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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kicking off its season at home against jackson state. this could be the year where in 10 years from now they say it was 2016 when the team turned the corner. 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're never satisfied... which is probably a good thing in unlv's case. tony sanchez/coach: "as a coach its a matter of fact deal... you go out practice, you break it down. i don't care if you looked like a million bucks, i know there would be mistakes, and if you think yo did better then you thought you did, you're always hyper critical of the things that you're doing. ((chris maathuis)) the tigers will be shorthanded when they arrive... not that it would really matter, but their senior defense end is leaving the team to take care of his mother. ((chris maathuis)) the 51s are off on the road... that's probably a good thing, las vegas has a better road record then home. it's to that point in the season where they're putting the magic post season numbers in the
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combination of 8 losses or wins by el paso and their post season is dead. tonight they beat tacoma 5-2. wow what a night in cincinnati... the dodgers visiting the reds for a little batting practice. and the guy doing the slugging was adrian gonzalez... he was running the bases like a little leaguer from korea at williamsport. he drove in a career high 8 runs... and hit 3 of the l-a's 7 home runs... that's the most dingers they've hit in a single game in 10 years dodgers win it 18-9... they hit seven home runs during an 11-10 game in san diego in 2006... just so happens l-a manager dave roberts played in that game. checking in the locals... earlier at six i talked about the possibilities of kris bryant winning the n-l most valuable player award. he made another case tonight... bryant hit his 31st home run of the season tonight at the cubs score 3 in the 5th to beat san diego 5-1. ((chris maathuis)) milwaukee and colorado... and another las vegan doing his thing at the plate... chris carter lifts this solo
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nice to see that... as the brewers beat the rockies 4-2. carter becomes the first brewer since 2012 to reach 30 home runs in a single season. ((chris maathuis)) ufc 202 was a night to remember... it was the card of the year so far. but at a price. conor mcgregor has received a medical suspension of up to six months following his win over nate diaz. he came out with issues in his foot and ankle, including a possible fc he might not be able to train with contact until oct. 5 and is suspended from fighting until oct. 20, when he can be re-evaluated. . hurt the leg, but those kicks were the key. a big factor were 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 thought the first three rounds proved the class difference, but that toughness and durability that he has crept back in but i was happy to come away with a win... he's a
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in me. ((chris maathuis)) there may not be a trilogy, although the fans would love it... dana white was said he's moving on. we'll keep an eye on this one... see how long conor will be out of action. ((dave courvoisier)) our strange stories for
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((dave courvoisier)) around 15-hundred americans traveled to canada without meaning to. they were participating in the annual "port huron float down" in michigan territory...
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the saint clair river to canada! several canadian policing agencies pulled them safely from the waters... and sent them back to michigan on transit buses./// ((denise valdez)) a penguin has received a special honor from his majesty the king of norway's guard. king penguin "sir nils olav" has received the new title of brigadier sir. since his adoption at the edinburgh zoo in 1972, he's worked his way up the ranks from mascot... receiving seven promotions brigadier sir nils olav was knighted in 2008./// ((tedd florendo)) doctors had to surgically remove 40 knives from a man's stomach in india... after he spent two months swallowing them! the doctor in charge said he's never seen anything like it in 20 years of practice... and that the patient told him he just felt the urge to eat metal. the five hour operation was a success. doctors told him if he felt like he needed more iron in his body... to try spinach./// ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live
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>> the late show with stephen colbert is next with amy schumer. we'll see you back here tomorrow
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>> stephen: ryan, thank you for sitting down with me. what's it been like for you since this scandal about your alleged robbery in rio broke? >> well, since everything happened, i kind of been laying low. >> stephen: if you want to lay low, television is the place to do that. i want to give you a chance to clear up things. you gave an interview with billy bush where you claimed at a gas station in rio a gun was put to your head. you're saying that didn't happen? >> i over-exaggerated that part. >> stephen: here's the thing, that part is wheelly the whole part. without a gun cocked at your forehead, it's really about some

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