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motorcyclist to ride responsibly ride within the law aslo to remind the other motorist that are on the road that they also duty to drive responsibly and we all need to llok out for each other and share the roadway")) ((christianne klein)) >> this is the 47 fatal crash in n-h-p's jurisdiction./// ((dave courvoisier)) today... metro police rolled out their annual back to school campaign. ((christianne klein)) >> police are urging drivers to look out for the hundreds of thousands of kids headed back to class on monday. 8 news now reporter micha on monday, these crosswalks will go from quiet to busy with buses... bikes... and cars making their way to and from schools like this one. that's why metro police held a press conference reminding drivers to "slow your roll." it's the motto for their back to school campaign. the goal is to let drivers know there's going to be a lot more cars and people on the roads... with the roughly 3-hundred and 20-thousand kids as well as
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(( last year at this time, in the beginning of the school year, the first full week. our traffic officers responded to 25 collisions in school zones. 14 of them involving a pedestrian, and 11 involving bicyclists. )) ((michael stevens)) >> the most recent complete data shows in the 2014-2015 school year, from september 1st through june 15th, there were three pedestrian deaths and two bicyclists... involving kids between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. also on the rise. 35-percent higher than the same time last year. as we've been saying all morning... police and safety advocates are really taking this time to tell parents to be aware... slow down... and leave yourself plenty of time -- so you're not in a rush. ((christianne klein)) meantime... other agencies around the valley are teaming up to make sure parents and students are staying safe on the road. nhp...
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commission have partnered in an effort to raise awareness for bus safety. police want drivers to be aware that they must stop when a school bus has it's flashing lights on. but not all kids will be on the bus... and law enforcement want drivers to be on the lookout for those walking: ((robert mayer//clark county school district police kids get to school in many different fashions. we need to make sure that the kids that are walking are taking their pedestrian responsibility. we need parents to talk to them about that. that they cross where drivers are expected to see them, and crossi at an intersection if possible.)) ((christianne klein)) >> fines for not yielding to a stopped bus start at 250-dollars... and goes up to 1-thousand dollars for the third offense.. with the possibility of getting a suspended license./// ((dave courvoisier)) we now know the name of the man killed in a construction
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30 year olf ricardo bautista of north las vegas ... fell to his death when a scaffolding collapsed on the site. osha is investigating. tivoli village stopped all construction on the site, and says it will only resume once it's been deemed safe./// ((dave courvoisier)) lightning put on quite a show in the valley skies last night. but on the roads ... the rain caused a mess for drivers. heavy rain flooded intersections like this one at lake mead and civic center. it was a similar scene at durango and ann. both flooded just minutes after the rain started to fal and we all know the classic saying "turn around don't drown" ... but many drivers decided to roll the dice -- crossing flooded streets ... leading to 12 swift water rescues... in the area./// ((christianne klein)) and we may not be in the clear when it comes to rainfall ion the valley. ((dave courvoisier)) >> tedd florendo breaks down what we can expect for the rest of the week. ((tedd florendo)) cooler than yesterday but still humid and sunny. big storms yesterday produced over an inch of rain in some neighborhoods to the north and
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everything is quiet for now but could be primed for more storms in the isolated variety around the region. winds remain light and humidity and dewpoints are still living large at this hour. ................................ ... ........... evening forecast calls for mostly to partly clear skies. still a little humid through the evening with only very slight chances to the mountains as the we're now in the backside of the system pushing east. we'll have temps in the 80's this evening and as we barely even reached 90 degrees today thanks to all that rain cooled air. ((christianne klein)) the southern nevada health district has confirmed the first local human west nile case in the valley this year. a woman over the age of 50 was hospitalized with a serious form of the illness which is transmitted through mosquito bites. she has since been treated and released. the health district reminds residents to wear bug spray and
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breeding ground for mosquitos. in 2015, there was one reported human case of west nile virus in southern nevada./// ((dave courvoisier)) we are learning more about the son of a las vegas city councilman... charged in a string of armed robberies. 27-year-old shane ross was arrested friday morning after police say he robbed two fast food restaurants and a walgreens in just 15 minutes. a few hundred dollars was taken during those heists. metro says he is responsible for at least 7 other robberies as well. police he needed the money to pay his hoa fees and he was behind on his bills. he also asked to call his father... councilman steve ross.. for advice. the ross family released a statement saying shane has been battling addiction problems and they encouraged him to fully cooperate with police./// ((christianne klein)) donald trump is looking to mend some burned bridges. ((dave courvoisier)) >> also hillary clinton is on the hot seat over her email controversy. >> how the presidential candidate is laughing off the accusation and why her republican rival doesn't think
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this is 8 news now at four. ((dave courvoisier)) a us soldier was killed in afghanistan today during a nato mission to fight the taliban. the us military says its troops were working with the afghan army in southern afghanistan when they triggered a roadside bomb. one american soldier died and six afghan soldiers were also hurt in the blast. it happened west of kandahar - just a day after 100 us troops were deployed to the city of lash-kar gah to help push back the taliban. it's the first major american deployment in helmand province since foreign forces withdrew two years ago. afghan officals say the taliban still controls about 80 percent of the region./// ((christianne klein)) a federal judge's ruling ensures hillary clinton will be answering questions about her emails until election day. and donald trump looks to win
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been reluctant to support him. weijia jiang has the latest from the white house. hillary clinton went to justin timberlake's santa monica home. it's part of a star-studded california fundraising trip that included an appearance on jimmy kimmel live. (sot: sec. hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee/courtesy: abc/jimmy kimmel live) "i do feel sometimes like this campaign has entered into an alternative universe." clinton talked about debating donald trump, her health, and the latest twist in her email controversy. the state department is previously undisclosed messages the fbi uncovered during its investigation. (sot: sec. hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee/courtesy: abc/jimmy kimmel live) "my emails are so boring. and i'm embarrassed about that. they're so boring. so we've already released, i don't know, 30,000 plus so what's a few more." (standup: weijia jiang/cbs news/the white house) but trump isn't laughing...he wants a new look into clinton's email server - and the access clinton foundation donors got to her while she was secretary of state. (sot: donald trump/(r) presidential nominee)
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prosecutor, immediately, immediately, immediately." (applause and cheers) speaking to a mostly white audience - trump said democrats have let down minorities. (sot: donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "to the african- americans who i employ so many so many people. to the hispanics, tremendous people what the hell do you have to lose? give me a chance." trump is no longer talking about deporting all undocumented immigrants living in the u-s. h a wall...isn't going anywhere. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. ((christianne klein)) trump is fundraising in texas today before holding a rally in austin later this evening. don't forget 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races and issues that matter to you both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) a ray of sunshine after some gray skies take over the south. ((christianne klein)) >> the promise president
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flooding in louisiana... that's coming up next on the valley's news leader./// announcer: you're
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cut fire is now 100 percent contained this afternoon. the fire first sparked last week near the cajon pass west of i-15 and charred more than 36-thousand acres. more than 80 thousand people we're forced to leave their homes. the blaze destroyed more than 300 buildings and homes. there were no serious injuries from the fire./// ((christianne klein)) a rise in wildfires caused by climate change could mean an increase in health r that's according to a new study by yale and harvard. researchers estimated air pollution from previous and projected wildfires across the u-s. they found that by mid-century, more than 80 million people will experience consecutive days with high air pollution caused by wildfires. researchers say the findings point to the need for changes in wildfire management and evacuation programs in those high-risk regions./// ((dave courvoisier)) today president obama got a first-hand look at the
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victims of the historic and deadly flooding won't be forgotten. more than 106-thousand people have registered for emergency federal aid. the president says the government is beginning to distribute 127 million dollars in federal disaster relief to those who had to flee their homes. (("i need all americans to stay focused odn this if your watching this today make sure that you know how to help you can go to voulunteers lousiana dot gov")) ((dave courvoisier)) follows one by donald trump on friday. the republican nominee criticized the president for not cutting short his 2-week vacation on martha's vineyard. hillary clinton says she'll visit region when her presence wouldn't disrupt emergency response efforts./// ((dave courvoisier)) las vegas strip headliner britney spears...is helping out her home state of louisiana. she has teamed up with the american red cross and crowd funding website 'crowdrise' to raffle off the outfit she'll wear at the upcoming mtv video music awards. the money raised will go to
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every 10-dollar donation is a chance to win the outfit or a trip to nyc to meet the star in person. spears grew up in the city of kentwood./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) looking outside it looks like seattle with the cloud shield. temps remain warm but muggy do to the humidity. 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 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
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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 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 showv 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 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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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 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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ramps are riddled with potholes. demetria obilor called up the county and found out if there are plans to smooth things out... peggy says the on-ramp at eastern avenue and i-215 east is in bad shape; it's full of holes. the ramps at eastern and 215 have been the subject of a few of these segments. i have some good news though. the county plans to fix the pavement along the eastern ramps to 21 some time soon. the off-ramp to south eastern will be widened, and eastern from wigwam to warm springs will also be addressed. the county says there will be public outreach with this
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after that's all done, the county will turn its attention to the portion of eastern between desert inn and warm springs. an improvement project will be designed this fall, and then construction will begin when funding is available. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. /// ((christianne klein)) down with homework. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the new lesson plan she's rolling out. that's throwing the old rules out the window all with the goal to bring families closer together.///
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students in a second-grade class in texas are being liberated from the shackles of homework. brandy young sent a letter home to the parents announcing her new homework policy. she says research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance so she said she would not be assigning homework this year. young wrote that instead of spend their evenings eating dinner as a family, reading together, playing outside and getting your child to bed early./// ((dave courvoisier)) what would you do with an extra 10 million dollars in your pocket? that's what only lucky person is deciding after hitting big at the wynn. a person visiting from oahu, hawaii placed a 3 dollar bet on a penny slot and ended up hitting the jackpot of more than 10.7 million. it was won on the megabucks wynn wheel which features steve wynn's portrait.///
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casino is celebrating 2 years on the strip today. the resort transformed the old sahara into a brand new establishment on the north end of the strip. it ran into some trouble after opening ... the president left after two months, the buffet closed, fred segal closed its stores inside.. it also cut ties with the hilton hotels' loyalty program and lost tens of millions last year. the sls' 289 room lux tower is now bet like a hotel within a hotel. the other two towers will be operated by the sls./// ((dave courvoisier)) the push to bring fantasy football back to nevada. ((christianne klein)) >> to proposed bill that would speed up the process for fans to get back in the >> game and just how soon that could happen.. that's coming up on the valley's news leader./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at
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daily fantasy sports companies. that would allow them to skip the normal gaming licensing process currently in law. the gaming policy committee... chaired by governor brian sandoval and whose members include gaming control board regulators and big wigs from the casino industry... heard the draft today. it would define what a fantasy game... saying it does not constitute a sports pool, gambling game or lottery. that would have the effect of exempting fantasy games from prohibitions or fees those classes of gaming face. governor sandoval called "light." ((gov. brian sandoval/(r) nevada: "this proposal wouldn't require a suitability license, it would require a $500 application fee and a maximum amount of revenue to the state of only $10,000, so i think the collective wisdom of the panel is there's a lot more work to do.")) ((patrick walker)) >> in a statement after the meeting... fan dual and draft kings attorney gave me this statement: "we welcomed the conversation
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it was clear that there is a desire by all involved to find a way for daily fantasy sports to return to nevada. we look forward to working with the members of the committee and other stakeholders to find a regulatory and legislative solution that works for nevada and recognizes the unique nature of fantasy sports." ((patrick walker)) the committee will meet one more time before the end of the year... and then make any further recommendations on the matter for consideration by the governor and gaming regulators. ((christianne klein)) >> is there any precident that regulators can follow? that regulators can follow? ((patrick walker)) a few states... noteably new york and mississippi... have legalized these games. federal government is investigating it. but the nevada attorney general gave an opinion on it... calling them illegal without a license... because his office
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also say they could be a lottery... which is illegal under the state's constitution./// ((dave courvoisier)) ((christianne klein)) ((tedd florendo)) cooler than yesterday but still humid and sunny. big storms yesterday produced over an inch of rain in some neighborhoods to the north and northeast sections of the valley. everything is quiet for now but could be primed for more storms in the isolated variety around the region. winds remain light and humidity and dewpoints are still living large at this hor ... ........... evening forecast calls for mostly to partly clear skies. still a little humid through the evening
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to the mountains as the we're now in the backside of the system pushing east. we'll have temps in the 80's this evening and as we barely even reached 90 degrees today thanks to all that rain cooled air. ((dave courvoisier)) according to recent court documents.... the charleston church shooter wrote two manifestos detailing his reasons for the attack. federal authorities say they have obtained handwritten documents from dylann roof listing churches and his reasons for selecting certain victims... investigators say the documents show roof specifically attended bible study, to magnify the impact of the murders. the 22 year old is accused of killing nine people at an african american church in charleston, south carolina in 2015. roof faces 33 federal charges and his death penalty trial begins on november seventh./// ((christianne klein)) the t-s-a says they've confiscated a record-breaking number of guns from airports around the nation. in just one week-- agents found 81-guns from people trying to board planes. 70 of them were loaded...
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officials say they also confiscated swords... throwing knives.... and even a machete during searches./// ((dave courvoisier)) a 16 year-old boy infected by a typically fatal amoeba is beating the odds with his incredible story of survival. the brain-eating amoeba has a 97 percent fatality rate, making sebastian gonzales one of the few survivors of this infection. he was treated with the drug miltefosine then put in an a medically induced a he's still in the hospital, but doctors say he's doing really well, is walking, talking and ready to go home. his mother is calling it a miracle. (((brunilda gonzalez/ deleon's mother) "they were so open with us with everything that was happening, and we are so thankful that god has given us the miracle through this medical team and this hospital for having our son back and having him full of life." )) ((dave courvoisier)) sebastian is now one of four people in the last 50 years known to have survived the
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undergraduates can no longer drink hard liquor on the campus of stanford university. the ban includes hard alcohol that has more than 20-percent alcohol by volume or 40 proof. beer and wine are still allowed. the decision comes after former stanford swimmer brock turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman after a party. both turner and the victim had been drinking that night. turner's light sentence sparked national outrage... and highlighted the drinking culture at the university. was not directly related to the turner case./// ((dave courvoisier)) today we're saying happy birthday to the world wide web. it went public 25-years-ago today. tim berners-lee-- a british scientist-- granted the general public access to the web for the first time on august 23rd 19-91. it allowed non-technical computer experts to use the internet in a simple way... paving the way for the information age. and get this. many people think the internet and the world wide web
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but the internet is a network of computers that are connected. the world wide web refers to the web pages found on the network of computers./// ((dave courvoisier)) controversy over a cake. ((christianne klein)) >> the mixed reactions one bakery is dealing with... after making a cake featuring a ken doll... in a dress.///
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this is 8 nw a cake controversy at a california bakery... ((christianne klein)) >> images of the creation stirred up more than a thousand reactions on social media. kathy park reports. (marlene goetzeler/co-owner) "so they start with the buttermilk..." it's here at the freeport bakery kitchen where carefully crafted cakes and desserts are made every day. except a special birthday request for a ken doll cake came with a slice of controversy on social media. (marlene goetzeler/co-owner) "i deleted a lot of the
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want the facebook page to become a big drama." those comments turned critical based on this post by bakery owner marlene goetzeler she said some people took this playful image and turned it into a real life lgbt debate. (marlene goetzeler/co-owner) "first i was shocked, and then i was surprised, and then i thought well you can't make everyone happy." the person who bought the cake who asked not to be on camera said it was for her friend -- never imagining a sweet surprise would turn sour. (hawea per a cake! (laughter)" today ashley nelson came to pick a cake of her own and added another layer to this conversation. (ashley nelson/customer) "i don't know, i feel that people should be free to be who they are without having to worry about what other people think and i think it's awesome." goetzler says the controversy is now generating a nationwide response, with some customers even stopping by to applaud the bakery. (marlene goetzeler/co-owner) "i'm really grateful that people have supported us
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((christianne klein)) the bakery owner says she did lose some followers on facebook due to the ken doll cake, but she says overall the response has been positive./// ((dave courvoisier)) a pennsylvania man is free -- after being trapped between two buildings for more than four hours. police say the man was trying to impress a woman by jumping from one roof to the next. but -- they say he missed -- and ended up wedged in between the bui brick wall of a nearby restaurant to rescue him. the man was put on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. no word on his condition./// ((christianne klein)) he may be the nation's most loved mayor -- and he just won his re-election bid. meet duke...and yes...he is actually the mayor of this small town in minnesota. the nine-year-old great pyrenees (peer uh knees) was first elected to be mayor of cormorant three years ago with a write-in vote. but it looks like the town's residents are pretty pleased with duke's leadership.
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weekend. (( (karen nelson, resident) "i don't know who would run against him because he's done such great things for the community.")) ((christianne klein)) duke will be up for re-election next year as well -- for his fourth consecutive term./// ((dave courvoisier)) uber is taking the driver out of driving. ((christianne klein)) >> up next on the valley's news leader... we hop in for a ride... as the company tests drives its new automated cars.///
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fast track. the on-demand car pioneer recently bought a company called otto that's designing autonomous big rigs and it'll soon be testing self-driving passenger cars. john blackstone took a test drive. at 55 miles an hour, with no one behind the wheel, otto has tested its technology on closed roads. for test runs like the one we took on a busy freeway (matt) (driver) now we are engaged. (john) with that, the truck is driving itself. (matt) currently driving itself. a safety driver sits lior ron is cofounder of otto. (lior ron/"otto" co-founder) (jb) your goal here is to build equipment that can be put onto any truck, // to make any truck a self-driving truck? (lr) correct. the announcement last week that uber is buying otto for an estimated $680 million dollars gives the ride sharing giant access to otto's advanced technology. (lior ron/"otto" co-founder) "that will allow us to really get to that future sooner than
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in pittsburg where uber is introducing a fleet of new cars equipped to drive themselves. for now those uber cars will have a safety driver. but millions of uber drivers around the world may be seeing a future where they are no longer needed. (karl brauer/senior analyst, kelley blue book) "i think self-driving technology will be similar to cell phone technology of the last ten years. meaning, it's going to show up quickly and change things dramatically (john blackstone/cbs news/san francisco) truck drivers may otto's self-driving trucks are designed to operate only on highways. truckers will still be needed for everything off the highway. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco./// ((christianne klein)) uber isn't the only company developing self-driving cars. it's competitor lyft is working with general motors on self-driving taxis. google, ford and most other major car companies are also pursuing the technology./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo))
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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. dewpoint remain high enough for the risk of more t'storms maybe this evening, but should be isolated in nature. ................................ ... .................. temps around the valley in the 90s 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 valley where they had more
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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 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 wednesday and more sunshine. ................................
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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 weew shot for some rain. drier mid to late week next week as temps climb back to near average
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contact with its long lost spacecraft, stereo-b. nasa made the announcement on sunday. communications were lost in october 2014 during a test of one of its timers. now that contact has been restored....nasa says the 'stereo' team will continue monitoring the spacecraft to see what kind of condition it's in. the spacecras matter from the sun to earth. ((dave courvoisier)) and while we're out in outer space it was 50-years ago today-- the world received its first view of earth. this picture was taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the moon. back in 19-66-- the space agency launched the first of five lunar orbiters to photograph the surface of the moon. astronomers were looking for smooth areas to serve as landing sites for the surveyor and apollo missions. the moon's cratered surface takes up most of the photo.
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the five orbiters eventually sent back a total of 3,062 photos... showing 99% of the moon surface./// ((christianne klein)) what a difference a year makes! ((dave courvoisier)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader... we check back in with the world's first double hand transplant recipient... to see how much his life has improved. ((christianne klein)) >> plus... an app designed to alert drivers of flooded areas... falls flat. coming up at 5.. hear why county leaders say the list of dangerous spots was nonexistan storm./// announcer: you're
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the world's highest - and open in hunan province, located in southern china. the six-meter wide bridge stretches 430 meters, over a 300-meter deep valley between two cliffs. visitors are reportedly lining up for hours just to cross./// ((christianne klein)) and the hunt is on for crocodile- dumping vandals in humpty doo, australia. australian police released this surveillance video in a call for public assistance. you can see three saltwater crocodiles pushed through a
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then four shirtless men barge in to steal computer equipment. parks and wildlife rangers had to be sent in to safely remove the reptiles./// ((christianne klein)) it's been just over one year since surgeons performed the first double hand transplant on a child. zion harvey can now wiggle his fingers and throw a football. brook silva-braga is at the children's hospital of philadelphia where harvey had his surgery last summer. it's been a busy year for nine year old zion harvey and his mom pattie ray as they both adjust to their new life with his new hands. (pattie ray/zion's i still feel i'm living my dream, it's his dream but it's my dream too. last summer, zion became the first child to undergo a double hand transplant. (dr. ben chang/children's hospital of philadelphia) "could not have asked for a better first patient for this first transplant." his rapid recovery has allowed him to write in his journal and zip his clothes. he even threw out the first pitch at a baltimore orioles game. the only limits now seem to come from his mom.
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"she won't let me try out for football. why not? it's too dangerous." brook silva braga/cbs news/philadelphia, pa) "zion lost his hands and feet due to an infection when he was a two years old. the new hands-- transplanted from another boy in a 10 hour procedure here--are designed to grow as he does." the team of doctors and therapists saythrough rigorous physical therapyhe's trained his brain to communicate with his new hands after not having any for 6 years. (lindsey "five days a week, three hours a day, for 10 months. (squeeze, squeeze) he learned to bake, play with toyshe even passed out the cake at his 9th birthday party. what's left on his bucket list my next goal... to get my mom to let me play football bsb, for cbs news, philadelphia./// ((christianne klein)) the donor's family issued a statement saying they are
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blessing to another little boy./// christianne klein that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and
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flooded streets... came up empty during monday's storm. but there's a simple explanation as to how the community can change that fast. ((dave courvoisier)) >> as we inch closer to the first day of school... some parents are worried about dangerous roads. so what's being done to make sure kids get to and from school safely? ((denise valdez)) >> plus... concern is growing over nevada's
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in the silver state... the department of corrections says it's not prepared to follow through just yet.///

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