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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.
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well is school and playing football. on the day of the murder, marcos arenas walked to a nearby restaurant to buy food for him and his dad but he never made it home. ivan told the jury, he found out what happened to his son from his best friend who was with marcos at the time of the incident. he said he rushed to the hospital after leaving the scene where he had to decide whether to keep his son on life support or not. but marcos died before his father could make a decision. after testifying, we asked him if he has gi accused in his son's murder. ((ivan arenas - victim's father: im not there yet. im waiting till trial is over, see how they act towards it, you know, they have any remorse or not, i think that's going to help me with my grieving, you know, if they actually feel sorry for what they did or not.)) ((karen castro)) >> michael solid, believed to have been behind the wheel, is on
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murderer but his defense attorney says there is evidence it was an accident. meanwhile, police say jacob dismont was the one who robbed the teenager and struggled with him through the passenger window. dismont has plead guilty to second degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. he will be sentenced in october. ((karen castro)) today, we also heard from the victim's best friend and a worker from a nearby car wash. the prosecution is expected to call other witnesses and detectives to e news now. ((denise valdez)) also in court today... shane ross.. the son of las vegas city councilman steve ross. this was his first appearance after being arrested last week. he's facing charges in connection to 10 robberies in the southwest part of the valley. a preliminary hearing for ross was set for october 5-th -- and bail is 60-thousand dollars. the ross family says shane has battled addiction problems for
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metro police have also made an arrest in a human trafficking investigation. officers took 63-year-old david coil into custody... after he was suspected of luring teens into prostitution through craigslist. police believe he's been involved in crimes like this since last october -- and encourage anyone who thinks they may have been a victim.. to call crimestoppers./// ((dave courvoisier)) we saw some showers and lightning pop up in the mountains late last night... but looking ahead to the forecast... things are goi now. katie is in for tedd tonight with more on what to expect. ((katie boer)) 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 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
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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... 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 ((denise valdez)) 159 people are reportedly after a powerful earthquake struck less than 24 hours ago. much of amatrice.. a town 100 miles northeast of rome... has been flattened. since the initial quake -- there have been dozens of powerful aftershocks... and people are afraid to go inside. there has been some military response -- but there are complaints that it's coming too slowly.///
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university in afghanistan was attacked this morning. witnesses reported hearing explosions and gunfire around the campus in kabul... before security forces got there. so far... one person is confirmed dead... and 21 others hurt. police are still looking into the nature of the attack and who is responsible./// ((dave courvoisier)) donald trump is getting after a group of voters who he's struggled to attract. during an event in floriday today... he first met with volunteers registering new voters... before heading inside... and ng 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." )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> trump is holding 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))
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for a classified breifing. a u-s official says the democratic presidential nominee is expected to receive her intelligence briefing saturday. each candidate receives one briefing before the election. for more than 60-years... the nominees of the two major parties have received classified intel briefings to create a smooth transition from candidate to commander-in- chief. the briefings include a broad look at the threats and challenges facing u-s national security./// ((dave courvoisier)) trump recently said he immigration... but libertarian candidate gary johnson says he isn't buying it. johnson says he doubts trump will reverse himself... and the u-s should welcome those immigrants: (( gary johnson//(l) presidential nominee) - "look, we should embrace immigration. these are really hard-working people that are taking jobs that u.s. citizens don't want. so make a system, get a system in place, work visas that just make it easy to cross over the border.")) ((dave courvoisier)) >> johnson is still fighting to land a spot on the main debate stage with trump and clinton...
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the polls to make that happen./// ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// ((denise valdez)) 1900 students are settling in to their dorms at unlv this evening... after a busy day of moving in. most are freshmen.... part of largest incoming class the university has ever had. patrick walker is live at the university with more on why students are coming to the valley in record numbers. ((patrick walker)) >> a some 4-thousand freshmen. u-n-l-v is a commuter school... less than 10 percent of the school's 29-thousand students live on campus. but the recent surge is leaving the dorms bursting at the seams. ((allesa chazelagmay/ freshman: "i'm super excited but i'm really nervous, like the campus is really big!"))
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unlv campus... incoming freshmen are tackling move in day. ((ellie house/freshman: "i'm really excited, it's a brand-new experience for me, it's overwhelming.")) ((patrick walker)) 1869 students are moving into the dorms... maxing out student housing. resident assistants are doubling up... to free up extra rooms for more students. ((richard clark/executive director, unlv student housing: "we are over 100 percent full.")) ((patrick walker)) freshman enrollment has broken record levels each of the past 5 years. richard clark says the reason for that is two fold. one - the university is affordable. according to university estimates... a year at u-n-l-v costs roughly 35 thousand dollars... including books and housing. that's about the same or cheaper -- for example -- than in-state school costs at most california public universities. also -- several of the programs at the university are gaining noteriety... attracting more students. ((richard clark/executive director, unlv student housing: "we have a very strong nursing program, very strong hotel program, our business programs, our education programs, all of our programs
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one of those programs caught bradley benavidez' eye... making unlv his first choice over universities in his home state of california. ((bradley benavidez/freshman: "i wanted to come here because i heard about the nursing program, which is what i want to major in, and it's quite outstanding, best on the west coast.")) ((patrick walker)) >> there are still about 25 students who are without dorms. they are staying in hotels until spots open up here on campus. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now./// the reno gazette journal reports the dorms are 121- percent over capacity! more than 1- thousand students already moved into one of the residence halls.. another 2- thousand will move in this week. there are 3 students in some rooms, even though they typically fit just two. unr plans to open another dorm the summer of 2018. our rival to the north expected
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year./// ((denise valdez)) the countdown is also on for the clark county school district... with just 5 days left until the first day of class... there are still teaching vacancies around the valley. ((dave courvoisier)) >> so for now... many of those classrooms will be occupied by substitute teachers... but as sharie johnson found out... it has an impact on already poor performing schools: ((sharie johnson)) well that's where the vacancies are: at-risk schools. about 300 spots. it's a big improvement over last year... where the district had but it's still not where ccsd or it's parents wish to be.
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all vacancies are inside elementary schools. nearly half of them, 167, are special education classes. but ccsd says is trying to ensure every student has a licensed teacher. ((meg nigro, executive director, recruitment & development it puts our kids who are already at a disadvantage because they may not have some foundation skills then to start the year with a substitute who isn't licensed is not what we want )) ((sharie johnson)) new this year, the $5,000 incentive from nevada's legislature for select schools will not be spread out over the entire year. ((meg nigro, executiv they're getting $2,500 on the first paycheck that way it would help people and then their getting the second lump sum in january )) ((sharie johnson)) plus the state department is allowing incoming educators provisional licenses. it means they can get hired and have one year to meet nevada requirments. meanwhile david wonders the impact untrained teachers will have on already struggling students. ((david gomez, parent of 4 children & nv peace alliance community leader could it hurt the clark county school district, yes it can ))
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current applicants is having or tracking down references. ((dave courvoisier)) still ahead on the valley's news leader... the wait is almost over. apple is expected to unveil it's latest innovations next month... but what new trends will emerge from the tech giant? plus... metro police got some sweet visitors today. why the local girl scouts felt a calling to send our law enforcement some love... in the form of cookies./// (("you're watching the valley's news leader...with dave courvoisier, denise valdez and
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e there was blood coming out of her eyes... blood coming out of her...wherever [pledge continues in background] you gotta see this guy; "oh, i don't know what i said. ah, i don't remember." i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters... get him the hell out of here... get him out of here! get out!
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this is 8 news now at five.")) ((denise valdez)) >> in less than a month the world should get it's first official look at the new iphone. experts predict it could be available shortly after labor
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>> but could there also be some upgrades to the apple watch. consumer advocate michelle mortensen has the scoop. there's a new apple watch 2 report kgi securities analyst ming-chi kuo says there are two new apple watches coming in the second half of the year. he says not to expect any radical redesigns when it comes to the screen or thickness of the watches. one watch would be an incremental upgrade to the current model. it would feature a more powerful processor and better water resistance. the apple watch 2. it would include the same features as the other watch, and also include gps for better location tracking, a larger battery and a barometer. barometers are used to determine air pressure. this would help the apple watch track vertical movement like when you're climbing stairs. the analyst does not expect apple to add lte wireless until next year, 2017. that would mean these new apple watches would still need to rely on wifi or a connection to an iphone for
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cuts once the two new watch models are introduced. ming-chi kuo has a decent track record on apple reports. he accurately predicted the 4-inch iphone se. back in june apple demoed a new watch-os for apple watch that essentially redefines how users interact with apple watches. the report did not mention whether the new watches will have any special features to take advantage of the new watchos. i'm michelle mortensen. ((weather toss))
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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 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 re 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... 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.
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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
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courtesy of the girl scouts of southern nevada. the group stopped by the department's headquarters... to drop off boxes of thin mints -- carmel delights and other goodies. in addition to the hundreds of cookies... the girls also passed out homemade cards: it's their way of saying thank you: (( brandy//girl scout - we are celebrating how good the police department is to us. and how they keep us safe every day and if there's a problem they'll get right on it. liz ortenburger//ceo, "anytime our girls can give back to the community, is a great day for them. we do over 20-thousand hours of community service every year. the girls love to give cookes back in honor of other community organizations that are helping make the world a better place." )) ((denise valdez)) >> and the giving doesn't end there. the girl scouts will also be making stops at substations around the valley tomorrow./// ((denise valdez)) up next... a popular clothing store... in hot water. ((dave courvoisier)) >> how a lawyer says the international company is getting
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>> plus.... new family fun... in southern nevada. coming up at six on the valley's news leader... when you'll be able to pet sharks and hold parrots... at the boulevard mall.///
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a clothing company popular among the rich and famous.... is accused of ripping off american customers. retailer "zara" is making headlines because a federal class action lawsuit accuses the store of unlawful pricing. there's one in the fashion show mall... and in case you've never been... most of the items are priced in euros. the problem is.. once it's converted at the register.. customers aren't paying attention.. and they're over charged. a tag that shows 9-99 in euros.. rings up as 17-99 in dollars. "zara usa" issued a statement denying the allegations./// ((denise valdez)) another point for starbucks today. a california judge threw out a lawsuit against from a man who complained that the coffee giant put too much ice in its cold drinks. that means he got less actual coffee than he paid for. the judge says a reasonable consumer should know when they order an iced drink...
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((dave courvoisier)) fans of the iconic pop star "prince" will soon get an up close look at the lavish life he lived. his private minnesota home... paisley park... will open for public tours in october. you'll remember he passed away earlier this year. tours through the 65-thousand- square-foot complex will include stops in the studios prince recorded in... his concert hall... and rehersal rooms. inside those rooms you'll also see his concert wardrobe... awards.. and i tickets to tour the estate go on sale friday... and we've set up a link on las vegas now dot com with more information./// ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news leader. ((dave courvoisier)) the cbs evening news is
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