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we're told there are not a lot of americans studying at the university, but there are a number of american faculty members. the us embassy in kabul is trying to account for those americans./// ((dave courvoisier)) the death toll continues to rise following a 6.2 earthquake across central italy. rescuers are still trying to reach victims trapped in the rubble. there are reports of 159 people feared dead. tina kraus has more from rome. the powerful earthquake shook people out of their beds in the middle of the night across central italy. much of amatrice, a town 100 miles northeast of rome. rescue teams and volunteers are digging through mountains of debris where homes once stood. in capodacqua, an emergency worker tried to calm a woman trapped in the rubble. she appeared badly injured with her face barely visible under the wall that fell on top of her. the earthqauke hit just after 3:30 am while many people were sleeping. so far there have been dozens of powerful aftershocks.
military response has been slow. in illica, large slabs of concrete fell from buildings, trapping people and crushing cars. survivors looked dazed as they huddled in a field. but there are glimmers of hope amid the destruction. rescuers pulled a man and a young girl from the rubble alive. but as night falls, its a race against time to save more lives. tina kraus, cbs news, rome. ((dave courvoisier)) >> italian premier matteo renzi says he will head to the earthquake zone later today./// ((christianne klein)) the family of a murdered teenager comes face to face with the accused killer. opening statements in the trial against michael solid got underway today. he is accused of running over 15 year old marcos arenas while his friend was attempting to steal the teenager's ipad. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live outside the regional
((karen castro)) >> witness testimony is still going on inside the courtroom at this hour. during opening statements this morning, the prosecutor told jurors michael solid is a murderer but his defense attorney says it was an accident. the family of the victim, 15 year old marcos arena, packed the courtroom today. many of them cried as the prosecutor showed a graphic picture of the victim's body. and said there was overwhelming evidence including surveillance video, witnesses, and dna, to prove solid hit arenas with a white suv while the defendant's friend struggled with the victim over an ipad. however, the defense says, according to reports from first responders at the scene, arenas' injuries are consistent with an accidental crash. the young victim's father was the first witness called to the stand by the prosecution. ivan arenas purchased the ipad for his son as a gift for doing
about life after his son's death. ((ivan arenas - victim's father: a nightmare, you know. um i've, i've never, i've never been so out of control in my life than i have in these last three years. )) ((karen castro)) >> today, we also heard from the victim's best friend, who was with the teenager at the time of the incident a car wash worker who was also present, and an eyewitness. the prosecution is also expected called 911, a woman who tipped off police, and detectives. meanwhile, the other man accused in the murder is jacob dismount. he has pleaded guilty to second degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. dismont will be sentenced in october. ((karen castro)) >> as for solid, he faces three charges including murder with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((christianne klein))
demeanor? did he do or say anything? ((karen castro)) he appeared calm. the only time i saw any emotion from him was towards the end of the victim's father's testimony. that's when he appeared to be teary-eyed. ((christianne klein)) shane ross... the son of well-known las vegas city councilman steve ross appeared before a judge. he faces six charges related to a string of 10 armed robberies on the city's ross told police he needed the money to pay fees and he was behind on his bills. the 27-year-old is being held on 60-thousand dollars bail. his next court hearing is set for early october./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) alerts: air quality advisory in place today and tomorrow for smoke and ozone from the fires in southern california.
moderate. fires in ca that are causing the haze are the: soberanes, rey and cedar fires. .................. worth noting: there is a flood advisory for sw utah right now. closest severe thunderstorm warning south of flagstaff, az ...................... looks like we'll see dry and stable weather returned to the region today after a few severe t'storms late last night. ahead this late week t'storm chances return to southern great basin & nw arizona breaking enrollment year with nearly 22 thousand students. officials say their dorms are 121% over capacity. so far more than one thousand students have moved into their dorms... --- and another two-thousand expected to arrive later this week. unr says it plans to open a new dorm in the summer of 2018./// ((dave courvoisier)) those students have already been accepted, but
country. a report released today shows the average composite score was 17.7 out of 36. nevada is one of 18 states where juniors must take the test. scores in those states trend lower.... but the other 17 all still scored better. for the past two years... the scores have shown only 10 percent of nevada test takers are college- ready in four key subjects./// ((christianne klein)) now this story sparking a lot of conversation on social media as to what is the root of the problem. lori said... kids are not being taut school what they are supposed to be learning they're only prepping them for test after test and not learning anything from it. sad! lindsay said... sadly this is not surprising. ((dave courvoisier)) >> sheila wrote... my opinion...kids don't care and are lazy these days. parents don't hold kids accountable for their actions. on the flipside... nick responded... education should start at home. parents need to be more involved. teach your kids. they are only in school for a small part of the day. they need more from parents meesh responded...
get the help and support they need, i'll be homeschooling. we have amazing teachers in this district, it's a shame there are so many regulations that limit them. ((christianne klein)) >> lastly, dan wrote... the casinos should at least give a quarter to a half percent of their income every year and if not bring powerball the lottery into this town and the proceeds will go to the school we would like to know what you think. you can join in on the conversation on our facebook page... that's 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) coming up on the valley's news leader.... highways littered with garbage. what the state's doing about it driving you crazy?"/// ((christianne klein)) but first... donald trump is stumping in the south... while hillary clinton cashes in at california fundraisers. we bring you the latest on the campaign trail next./// ((dave courvoisier))
struggled to attract. while hillary clinton's campaign fights back against accusations she provided access to clinton foundation donors. ((christianne klein)) >> but the clinton campaign remains under scrutiny over her trustworthiness following new revelations. weijia jiang has the story from the white house. donald trump walked
volunteers registering new voters outside his tampa, florida event. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "i think we're doing really great with minority voters." once inside the event - trump explained why he thinks minorities should vote for him. (donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "to the african-american parent, you have a right to walk down the street of your city without having your child or yourself shot. and that's what's happening right now." (weijia jiang/cbs news/the white house) hillary clinton has spent this week out of the public eye, raising money in california...but she's in the middle oa her trustworthiness. the associated press reports more than half the people from outside the u-s government who spoke with hillary clinton when she was secretary of state also gave money to the clinton foundation. trump called it a "pay for play" scam. clinton's campaign says she did not reap any profits. (brian fallon/clinton campaign spokesman/courtesy: msnbc) "the clinton's do no personally draw salary or profit from the work of the foundation." and they say the ap's data is flawed because it omits
weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. ((dave courvoisier)) >> trump will hold a rally in mississippi tonight where nigel farage says he will meet with the gop nominee. farage is the former leader of the u-k independence party which fought for "brexit" a referendum in which the u-k left the european union. ((dave courvoisier)) donald trump is still scheduled to hold a fundraiser at lake tahoe this friday. trump was orginally supposed to hold a rally at south point tomorrow--- but it was canceled. the reason for the cancellation ((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./// ((christianne klein)) thousands of residents remain without power today following a series of storms last night. the areas affected and how many are still waiting for power to be restored.../// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
area--- but storms rolled through with wind speeds between 60 to 70 miles per hour./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) alerts: air quality advisory in place today and tomorrow for smoke and ozone from the fires in right now air quality listed as moderate. fires in ca that are causing the haze are the: soberanes, rey and cedar fires.that are causing the .................. worth noting: there is a flood advisory for sw utah right now. closest severe thunderstorm warning south of flagstaff, az ...................... looks like we'll see dry and stable weather returned to the region today after a few severe t'storms late last night. ahead this late week t'storm chances return to southern great basin & nw arizona thurs-saturday with weak low pressure system. las vegas not expected to see
mix... also = that means less storm potential with winds mainly coming out of the nw. ..................... as far as temperatures go...look for temps. in the low 100s today with a drop to mid to upper 90s again fri-sun. looking ahead, low 100s/normal temps. return again monday ....................... extended forecast: all looks dry...for now through the 7-day with 90s friday into the weekend. really out main topics the next few days are: air quality ... return to 90s ((christianne klein))
it's driving you crazy. demetria obilor is here to explain how you can report roadside trash and what the state's doing about it... (( )) demetria obilor: denice says, the trash along the sides of the freeways is driving me crazy. there is so c roadside trash, you need to know who to report it to. if it's in the county, that's who you would contact. if it's a state-maintained road, you'd call up ndot. ndot says they will get rid of dangerous litter and debris from highway travel lanes as fast as they can. you can call 755-888-7000 to report roadside waste on state maintained highways. ndot also partners with the public to keep nevada's highways clean. the state says programs like adopt-a-highway save taxpayer dollars, while promoting civic
commemorative signs at the adopted road. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((dave courvoisier)) an eight-year-old little girl is giving back... inspired me was talking about giving at my church.")) ((christianne klein)) >> what the lesson taught her and who she's helping.. the inspirational story.. next on the valley's news leader./// announcer: you're
las vegas and henderson lexus dealerships are teaming up to help families in louisiana devastated by severe flooding. the two dealerships are now collecting school books to donate to students in the state. reports show the department of education in louisiana has closed 24 school districts in the wake of the historic floods. we're told collection boxes have been set up near the parts departments at both locations./// ((dave courvoisier)) meanwhile... a big-hearted louisiana girl in bossier city is using her sewing talents to help flood victims in southu >> she started her mission to help just three days ago and has already received an overwhelming response. victoria shirley explains what inspired the 3rd grader to join in on the relief efforts. taylor henry: "this is basically where i sew and do all my crafts." 8-year-old taylor henry has a big heart and was sad to learn of the flooding in south louisiana. taylor henry: "i'm really sorry for them." she is thinking of how the flood victims must be feeling. taylor henry: "i think
for god 'what do i do?' that's why i think i should help them." she noticed her school and church were collecting donations. and taylor wanted to find a way to help too. taylor henry: "what inspired me was talking about giving at my church." victoria shirley/reporting "taylor's idea to help the flood victims includes fabric and this sewing machine." with her foot on the sewing machine pedal ... and her hands steady on the machine... she has stitched dozens of tissue victims. taylor henry: "i'm charging 5-dollars, i know that is a lot but it comes with kleenexes." but taylor is quick to tell me ... she's not alone in the effort. taylor henry: "my grandmother she folds them in place and cuts them then she just hands them to me and its done, then i hand it to my mom and she
stuff them with kleenexes." the response has been overwhelming with more than 100 orders so far. taylor henry: "i just expected like 10-15 people would buy them, i didn't think it would go like this." taylor's mom julia says some have called taylor "inspiring." julia henry: "to hear that about your 8-year-old just brings tears to your eyes." taylor henry: my goal is to get a thousand dollars, because i think that would make a really big diffnc ((christianne klein)) >> the red cross has called this flooding the worst disaster to hit the united states since superstorm sandy and estimates it will cost more than $30 million to rebuild flooded communities./// ((dave courvoisier)) a terrorist threat coming from our back yard leaves one las vegan behind bars. ((christianne klein)) >> i-team's vanessa murphy brings us the latest as to how the
threat was discovered.///
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the i-team's vanessa murphy was in court today when the clark county grand jury indictment was announced. she's live in the newsroom. ((vanessa murphy)) police say they watched this las vegas man say he will begin killing, he will fire his gun to start a civil war with the united states and the government, and that he made mention of targeting certain groups like homosexuals.... the evidence in the case: a 15 minute rant on a youtube video...where he talked about how he's tired of america and the government trying to take away rights... according to an arrest report, the post on july 1st has since been removed by google who alerted authorities because of the concern people were in danger.... this is a youtube page we found which appears to be connected to cuellar.... police say the video at the center of the indictment just announced today was similar to martyrdom and propoganda videos produced by international terrorist organizations. and that cuellar was seen in military gear with a sniper rifle and ar-15 type of gun.
also appears in military gear. ((vanessa murphy)) detectives say once they questioned the 24 year old man, he said he is not a killer and was angry and drunk in the video. he is currently in jail and faces several charges including one related to making threats of terrorism. he had been placed on a mental health hold after his arrest in july. cuellar is no stranger to police. he's been arrested before and police note in the past three and aggressive in his anti-government beliefs.// ((christianne klein)) dozens of people gathered in downtown las vegas today... to protest the ethiopian government. many of the demonstrators were from ethiopia. they say their government is killing the 'oromo' and amhara tribe... and they say the u-s government is sending money... that in turn supports the government they're protesting: (( a government that oppresses everything that controls everything all the media, all the newspaper,
government and this government is strongly supported by the united states government)) ((christianne klein)) >> they were even holding signs of ethiopian marathon runner feyisa lilesa... who made an anti- government gesture as he crossed the finish line at the olympics. the athlete has yet to return home... for fear of being killed or imprisoned./// ((christianne klein)) metro police have also made an arrest in a human trafficking investigat. coil into custody... after he was suspected of luring teens into prostitution through craigslist. police believe he's been involved in such crimes since october of last year... and encourage anyone who thinks they may have been a victim.. to call crimestoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) a child is recovering after being pulled from a pool. it happened here along the three thousand block of avila street earlier today. that's between rainbow and twain. it is unclear the sex and age of the child. what we do know is that child
we're told the victim was breathing again and is recovering at the spring valley hospital./// ((dave courvoisier)) meanwhile... the cause of death for an infant who died back in july remains undetermined. if you remember... four-month old jax ewing was found dead in an apartment complex off of boulder highway near flamingo. we're told at this time police can not confirm if the death is suspicious in nature--- but say metro's abuse and neglect detail is investigating the death./// ((katie boer)) alerts: air quality advisory in place today and tomorrow f in southern california. right now air quality listed as moderate. fires in ca that are causing the haze are the: soberanes, rey and cedar fires. .................. worth noting: there is a flood advisory for sw utah right now. closest severe thunderstorm warning south of flagstaff, az ...................... looks like we'll see dry and stable weather returned to the region today after a few severe t'storms late last night. ahead this late week t'storm
thurs-saturday with weak low pressure system. las vegas not expected to see anything ..................... much more stable air back in the mix... also = that means less storm potential with winds mainly coming out of the nw. ..................... as far as temperatures go...look for temps. in the low 100s today with a drop to mid to upper 90s again fri-sun. looking ahead, low 100s/normal temps. return again monday ....................... extended forecast: all looks dry...for now through the 7-day with 90s friday into the weekend. really out main topics the next few days are: air quality ... return to 90s ((christianne klein)) metro police are now opening a new a spring valley. they say the move comes as a part of an effort to help the work volume in the west part of the las vegas. today 8 news now got an inside look of the new facility ahead of its official opening. the new spring valley area command will be off of eldora avenue near durango and sahara--- and will open august 30th./// ((dave courvoisier)) the national hockey league is monitoring suspicious gambling activity. they say as it prepares to inaugurate a team--- gambling could be a sign of cheating in the sport. when the las vegas expansion was announced commissioner gary
sports betting because far less money is wagered on hockey than other major sports. the nevada gaming control board reports 1.8 billion dollars were bet on football... with hockey lumped into a separate "other" category with other less popular sports that brought in less than 336 million dollars in bets during that time. right now... the n-h-l is working out a plan to make sure there is no game fixing./// ((dave courvoisier)) as crews fight the zika virus in miami beach... florida state oci locally transmitted zika. ((christianne klein)) >> those cases are in palm beach county and tampa. donna rapado has the latest. nats up: spraying early wednesday miami-dade mosquito control crews were busy at it again on miami beach, hitting dozens of neighborhoods with pesticide and removing standing water. alejandra: "i think it's great. i think it's important for everyone's safety. especially all these pregnant women." we caught up with a crew on this tree-lined block on 17 street and jefferson avenue, where alejandra o'sullivan was glad to see them. alejandra o'sullivan / miami beach resident: "i don't
but i am more conscious of it and i'm at least versed on the symptoms. and as a nurse my friends always ask me whenever something like this happens. so, i'm aware. i'm educating the public. but this is probably the more effective thing to do." the zika virus crossed the causeway from wynwood, infecting five people here on the island. the zika zone on miami beach goes from 8 street to 28 street --- from the beach on the east side of the island to the bay on the west. meanwhile, in wynwood the original zika zone mapshrin ce again. t four new locallytransmittecetw l conneettenertainment districc ing many, many inspectionsand w will continue to be in the ea vazquez says mosquito control teams collect traps each day to and collecting samples for virus screening. with new cases now reported on miami beach, vazquez says his crews will be here now for a while, as they have been in wynwood. but he points out his crews can fight zika alone. the public is the first line of defense and people need to be proactive. vazquez: "we are sweeping the area, doing domestic inspections, going from door to door, eliminating
vazquez: "they need to come out of the house and look around in the backyard and eliminate any standing water. that's the most important thing they can do for us." ((christianne klein)) >> the cdc just sent an email announcing it has awarded nearly $7-million to partners like the american public health association and the march of dimes to help in the fight against zika. ((dave courvoisier)) a steep increase in the price of the epn uproar. ((christianne klein)) >> one controversial drug executive is stepping up to defend them- as lawmakers demand answers.. we'll have the story coming up...///
((dave courvoisier)) >> but martin shkreli the former head of turing pharmaceuticals who gained fame for boosting the price of a vital drug is speaking out. he's defending mylan's increase, even though he has no connection to that company or epi-pen. vinita nair spoke with shkreli. "important medicine should be expensive because they're valuable." december 17, 2015 the former pharmaceutical chief martin shkreli gained notoriety last year by ratcheting-up the cost of a malaria and h-i-v medication -- by five-thousand percent. he defend increase... from about 100- dollars for a two- pack in 2009 ... to more than 600- dollars this year. (sot-martin shkreli/) vn: "everyone can understand in a free market that dollars rule. however these are lifesaving drugs. people don't have a choice whether they can buy them or not..." ms: "yeah well that's up to insurance to pay for them. like i said, it's 300 dollars a pen. 300 dollars. my iphone's 700 dollars. -- the epipen faces little competition. it accounted for 87- percent of
pharmacies filled last year. and that included sales from a competing brand ... which has since recalled its product. sot-sen. amy klobuchar d-mn "we gave her a cashew. her whole throat closed up." democratic senator amy klobuchar says she understands the importance of the epipen. she first learned her daughter needed one ... when she was four years old. sot-sen. amy klobuchar d-mn "i still remember that panicked drive to the hospital in grand marais minnesota. i didn't know if we were gonna make it. she couldn't breathe." she's calling on the feder whether the manufacturer ... mylan ... has violated anti-trust laws. sot-sen. amy klobuchar d-mn "to do that to a parent to tell them, well yeah that costs $100 5 years ago but now it costs $600, that just can't happen in this country." gfx in in a previous statement ... mylan said the epi- pen's price "has changed over time to better reflect important product features and the value the product provides" ... adding "we've made a significant investment to support the device."
again, shkreli has no connection to mylan and epi-pen and has been indicted in an unrelated securities fraud case. mylan offers coupons which allow many families to pay little or nothing for the epi-pen. ((christianne klein)) >> but families with no insurance or high deductibles are still paying hundreds of dollars. as the epi-pen's price has risen ... the mylan's c-e-o's total compensation is up more than 600- percent over the past decade. ((christianne klein)) a middle east cn more money following a drying oil investment. ((dave courvoisier)) >> what u-s building qatar now has a 10 percent stake in./// announcer: you're
alerts: air quality advisory alerts: air quality advisory in place today and tomorrow for smoke and ozone from the fires in southern california. right now air quality listed as moderate. fires in ca that are causing the haze are the: soberanes, rey and cedar fires. .................. worth noting: there is a flood closest severe thunderstorm warning south of flagstaff, az ...................... looks like we'll see dry and stable weather returned to the region today after a few severe t'storms late last night. ahead this late week t'storm chances return to southern great basin & nw arizona thurs-saturday with weak low pressure system. las vegas not expected to see anything ..................... much more stable air back in the mix...
coming out of the nw. ..................... as far as temperatures go...look for temps. in the low 100s today with a drop to mid to upper 90s again fri-sun. looking ahead, low 100s/normal temps. return again monday ....................... extended forecast: all looks dry...for now through the 7-day with 90s friday into the weekend. really out main topics the next few days are: air quality ... return to 90s ((christianne klein))
((dave courvoisier)) >> no one had laid eyes on the warship until this week. scientists surveyed what's left of the ship using remotely operated deep- sea vehicles. the carrier was heavily damaged during atomic tests at bikini atoll in the south pacific. it was deliberately sunk about 30-miles from san francisco in 19-51. the u-s-s independence now rests 26-hundred feet under water... but remains remarkably intact. the aircraft carrier still has at least one grumman hellcat left on its deck./// ((christianne klein)) the middle east nation of qatar (kah-tahr) just made a big investment in the new york skyline. it put 6-hundred-22 million dollars in the empire state building which gives it a nearly 10-percent stake. empire state realty trust president john kessler welcomed the qatari investment, calling it an "endorsement" of the company's "irreplaceable assets." qatar has weathered the cheap oil storm better than saudi arabia and other middle east nations.
protect it during leaner times. it also has a relatively tiny population of barely 2 million people to support./// ((dave courvoisier)) the stores of cheese are crowding the shelves at your area grocery store. and the problem is not just here in nevada... it's nationwide. experts say stockpiles are at their highest level in 30 years because of higher production and less demand. now the government says it will step in... by purchasing 20 million dollars worth of cheese... to give to
food banks and ((christianne klein)) getting answers to your questions from the sheriff.. ((dave courvoisier)) >> coming up next on 8 news now at 4... he explains why you may see officers on their phones or computers while in the car-- even though it's against the law for you. announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
in our cup of joe segment. our morning team sat down with sheriff joe lombardo in this previously recorded segment. ((brian loftus)) joined here for morning cup of joe, we have a lot of questions so lets get right into it. first hearing from annie romero: with the law in place- no use of cell phones or texting while
on their cell phones or driving and working on their computers? sheriff lombardo that's unfortunate. there is an exception to the law, for public safety. as a matter of policy and practice we don't condone that on the police department. we do have policy in place to prohibit that. it's recommended for the officers- just like anyone- to pull over and conduct their business. exemption in place for public safety because of the need for communication to be expedited. we get a lot of our information for calls we respond to via the computer system. ((brian loftus)) to clarify, the computer screen in the squad car, they need to use that. sheriff lombardo it updates the calls as they're going to it, it may be critical information they're receiving en route to the call. ((kirsten joyce))
in our home that alert us via smart phone video if there is motion in our home. if that happens and we can see someone inside our home and we our out of town, what is the best way to contact your office since calling 911 will only contact the local authorities where we are at? sheriff lombardo he's accurate. if you do, you'll be transferred to the local authorities. use the general number 828-3111. we'll go out and evaluate the situation at their he's right, there could be something happening, an individual knows they are out of town and a burglary could be taking place. we'd be happy to respond to those type of calls. ((brian loftus)) jeanie writes in with our last question. are police now responding to non- injury car crashes? sheriff lombardo she probably hasn't been a victim of an accident.. we went back to that policy at
resources and various reasons. it's better business going back to responding to calls so ya we are doing that. ((brian loftus)) there you go jeanie and thank you sheriff as always for your time. ((kirsten joyce)) if you've got a question for the sheriff just head to our website and look for the link on the right side of the page. christianne klein that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) now at 5... a murder trial is underway...
teen over an ipad. now the father of the victim is weighing the possibility of forgiving his son's killer. ((dave courvoisier)) >> it's move in day at unlv... (( "i'm really excited, it's a brand-new experience for me, it's overwhelming but very fun." )) ((dave courvoisier)) and while students are excited
residents has faculty scrambling to find a way to house them all. ((denise valdez)) >> the countdown continues for the clark county school district. but even with far fewer teacher vacancies... parents are no less worried heading into the first day of class./// i'm denise valdez. the n responsible is on trial. in 2013, police say michael solid ran over 15 year old marcos arenas, while his friend, a passenger, struggled with the victim. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live at the regional justice center... where she spoke to his heartbroken father. karen? ((karen castro)) the victim's father tells me the last three years have been a nightmare. today, he had to relive that tragic day before a jury. after opening statements, the prosecution called ivan arenas to the stand.