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for sex... online. how police say he recruited young victims... and their concern that more could be afraid to come forward. ((dave courvoisier)) >> in an emergency, firefighters are often the first to respond to calls for help... but the city could have a big problem on its hands: (( they're getting beat up and now they're wearing out faster )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> the serious need for firefighters and what's being done about it. ((katie boer)) >> two consecutive nights of thunderstorms... are we just ahead on the valley's news leader.///
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behind bars tonight facing multiple charges related to sex trafficking and child prostitution. police say the investigation involving young girls goes as far back as last fall.
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about maintaining his property. but are shocked to hear the serious allegations against the man who for the most part kept to himself. brown says many perpetrators often appear to live double lives. ((esther brown/founder, the embracing project: "the perpetrators are violent and put alot of fear in the kids. also sometimes if the kid doesn't have a support system it's very diffcuult for them because they feel they can't get out.")) ((mauricio marin)) police say there could still be haven't come forward. and although it can be difficult to come out of the shadows...brown says it can help start the healing process. ((mauricio marin)) >> coil is scheduled for his first court appearance later this week. again--police ask parents to talk with their children who may have had contact with coil. and urge people to tip them off using crime stoppers or calling metro. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((denise valdez)) >> mauricio...do we know how
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>> right now police aren't releasing very many details -- to not compromise the case -- and to also protect the identity of the victims. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) and speaking of human trafficking. a big bust to tell you about out of california. at least seven people have been arrested in a sting, dubbed "operation babyface" in fresno. more than 50 victims were reported... mostly kids. as a woman on social media and groomed the victims for sexual acts with men. here's how the deputies uncovered the ring.. an undercover deputy posed as a 16 year old girl online and on social media.. then escorted a man into a home. with deputies laying in wait, they make an arrest on the suspected child predator. ((sheriff mike boudreaux/tulare county: "it appears parents are unaware of what is taking place and are unaware at times when their children were even not at home.. leaving late at night."))
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felony charges... the sheriff says they plan to have additional phases in this operation./// ((denise valdez)) our firefighters are really jacks of all trades in times of crisis. not only do they battle fires, but they assist with traffic accidents, medical crises and much, much more. their value to the community is undebateable... and there could be an imminent problem when it comes to their resources. nia wong is live from bonanza and casino center to explain. nia? ((nia wo) the country are seeing their firefighters retire earlier than in generations past...and its no different here in the valley.
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screaming and crying at you, you see really nasty things in homes.")) public information officer-- tim szymanski believes the emotional and physical wear is taking a toll on firefighters. ((tim szymanski/las vegas fire & rescue: people are retiring faster than in years past many times when people retire in the fire service, it's not because they want to , it's because they have to )) across the valley...hundreds of fire department employees are eligible to retire las vegas fire and rescue has held 2 academies so far this year. ((tim szymanski/las vegas fire & rescue: "we're looking at another one this year and about 90 percent of those people were just from people leaving.")) szymanski says there's no shortage of applicants wanting to join, but the process can take up to a year to hire a new recruit ...starting with their application to their first day. even with successful hires, the looming thought of retirement is on their radar.
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now, those people could walk into the office and say i'm ready to go 2:25 some people stay longer, but they have the ability to leave on their 25th anniversary.")) ((nia wong)) >> szymanski tells me many of his firefighters choose to stay on long after they hit their 25th anniversary but they accept applications year-round., just in case. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> nia, do we know how many firefighters have retired already and can local fire departments offer any incentives to convince them to stay? ((nia wong)) >> with las vegas fire and rescue, it's only been a handful this year. szymanski says there aren't any additional incentives offered to them to stay, they simply stay because they can. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) taking a live look outside... an air quality advisory remains in effect tonight... thanks to some regional wildfires, causing the smoky haze to linger. katie boer is in for tedd
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((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 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 ..................... mix... so = that means less otentlith as far as temperatures go...look remps.in the low 100s today witn i-sun.oking e, low 10/normalmps ....................... extended forecast: all looks y..or now through the 7-day th 90s friday into the ekend.ally out main topics the return to 90s dave courvoisier)) all new at 11...e nevadajudn has barred a north las vegas judge from running for re-election and is suspending her without pay for the last 3
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troubles of judge catherine ramsey. today the commission announced a settlement in which ramsey admitted to wrongdoing and failing to maintain the dignity of her office. the charges include amending multiple cases against the wishes of the city attorney's office and defense attorneys.. and making her staff run errands. they did not rule on allegations she charged 12-thousand dollars on a city credit card to pay for her defense in a personal lawsuit. a civil lawsuit in that case is still making its w court. a recall attempt was also made against ramsey.. but the state supreme court has not yet ruled if that could go forward. ramsey's municipal court term is up in 2017. an attempt to run for a district court seat this year was unsuccessful. her supervisor.. judge sean hoeffgen... was also separately reprimanded for failing to report the misconduct and must complete an ethics class. they are the only two municipal court judges in north las vegas./// ((denise valdez))
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raided a property in northeast las vegas... and we still don't know how seven puppies died during that raid. today, metro police told us the incident remains under investigation. we just want to know who was responsible for the welfare of the animals during the raid -- what type of care they received and where they were kept. metro told us today they don't have those answers yet. animal control takes over in any incident where animals die. we reached out late this afto cause of death -- and it hasn't been able to respond. all we know at this point is the puppies were crated during the raid and died at some point during that time frame. we also reached out to the animal foundation late this afternoon to see if there's any update on the hundreds of roosters that were seized from the property. it's believed they were being used for fighting. at last check, 70 birds had been euthanized. two men face charges in connection to the alleged cock fighting ring.///
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italy's earthquake... and it's feared even more people could remain buried under rubble. rescue workers continue to comb sites of multiple building collapses... the magnitude six quake struck yesterday... a 2009 earthquake in italy killed more than 300 people. no one knows if all the gunmen in an attack on the american university of afghanistan are in custody... after a shooting left several people dead and wounded another 30. a large explosion blew open one of attackers stormed inside. afghan security forces battled with the militants. this is the second attack on the american university in a month. turkish ground forces have moved into syria -- a move that could escalate and complicate syria's five year-old civil war. turkey hopes to retake a border town from isis control, but also halt the expansion of kurdish rebels who have u-s backing. american war planes provide
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vice president joe biden is also in turkey... to try to shore up relations./// ((denise valdez)) on the campaign trail... hillary clinton held a private fundraiser in california today. but her absence from the public eye has kept her from turning the page on controversies over her emails and the clinton foundation. meanwhile, donald trump campaigned in mississippi... where he told minorities a vote for them is a vote for their best interests... while slamming clinton: (( donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate: "hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future." )) ((denise valdez)) >> trump also touted his immigration policy... which has softened in recent days from his staunch deportation stance. he said today he supports an immigration policy that improves jobs and security for americans./// ((denise valdez)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races that matter to you...
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now dot com./// ((dave courvoisier)) a dubious distinction for nevada's students... their average a-c-t scores are the worst in the nation. the average composite score of nevada students in the class of 20-16 was 17.7 out of 36. that's the lowest of 18 states that test all high school juniors./// ((dave courvoisier)) high school football is almost here... jon tritsch reports from the practice fields of bishop gorman and arbor view... ahead of friday's big kickoffs. ((denise valdez)) >> does facebook know who how they're gathering information on your online activity... to build a political profile that affects which content you see on the web... that's next.///
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ads for joe heck are attacking my time as attorney general. the thing they left out is the truth. the truth is crime actually went down during my time in office. y record cracking down on meth, protecting seniors from scams, and holding banks accountable for defrauding homeowners. i'm catherine cortez masto. i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems.
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disturbing video out of san francisco.. a woman taking a walk.. is attacked for apparently no reason. the man approached the woman from behind and just started beating her. it happened right outside lafayette park last saturday. the man punched her in the face
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broken nose. her injuries will require surgery. police are still searching for the attacker./// ((dave courvoisier)) all your posts, likes and follows seem to be valuable marketing information for facebook -- they know your political preferences. the social network now labels its users from very liberal to very conservative... based on your activity. stephanie la-cambra of the electronic frontier foundation explains how they're gathering information on you: (( stephanie lacambra/electronic frontier foundation: "basically, you're shari anytime you click on a like button or decide to share an article, they're watching." )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> your activity doesn't even have to be political. liking something like ben and jerry's ice cream could identify you as a liberal. so, are you wondering how facebook has classified you? you can find out right now. to go facebook dot com slash ads slash preferences... then go to interests and click on "lifestyle and culture" your classification is in the box labeled "u-s
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what others think of you... facebook says your political views are not visible to other users -- but they are to advertisers. ((denise valdez)) green dogs in texas!!! and we have the video to prove it. take a look at this dog's paws... they're green ... this happened at a park in austin, texas. the reason.. the grass at the park is being treated with a special mix to make it look shiny and green for a festival.. but apparently.. there's a pretty big side effect: (("we want to do improving the health of the turf so it has a better chance of recovery. it's labeled for parks. it's fine for pets, it's fine for people.")) ((denise valdez)) >> the mix is e-p-a approved and it easily washes off both people and pets.. the blue-green powder shouldn't be an issue much longer. once it's watered or it rains ... the herbicide soaks into the soil.///
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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 ......................
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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... 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 weekend. really out main topics the next few days are: air quality ... return to 90s
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hockey
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>> las vegas becoming an nhl city means a lot to jason zucker ((jon tritsch)) >> zucker made it..so did las vegas we caught up with the minnesota wild star to hear his thoughts on the nhl coming home plus bryce harper becomes an olympic medal hanger..the mvp helps a champion..coming up in sports ((jon tritsch))
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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unreasonable in the desert so he played on roller blades..and eventually graduated to skates against all odds.. zucker made it to the nhl and his hometown became an nhl city.. the 24 year old bonanza grad lives here with his family in the summer and can't wait to have this be a personal home game when he goes on the road with the minnesota wild (jason zucker: it will just be fun to have friends and family to watch when we come to play here. i think that's the most exciting thing for me. i never thought it was going to happen. it should be a lot of fun. i'm excited for them and i think they will do very well. it should be great to say that we have a
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whoever thought hockey would come to vegas.. whoever thought there'd be a female coach..congratu lations to dawn braid who was hired by the arizona coyotes as the first fulltime female assistant coach in nhl history..braid had been a skating instructor for several teams before this promotion ((jon tritsch)) the most goose bump giving sound from the gridiron is when a player puts on his helmet..fastens his chin s time..high school football is here my friends no one is more excited than arbor view and liberty..the two powers collide in the season premiere on friday for our game of the week..coach dan barson says the first impression is important but not everything (dan barson/coach: "i mean last year we lost our first game and won ten straight and gave gorman a pretty good game in the playoffs. if we lose this one, would we win 10? i don't know. it's game one and we have to approach it like game one. it's not to make the playoffs but it could definitely set the tone for the whole
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and once again bishop gordon isn't just gliding into the 2016 season with marshmellow soft schedule... instead the gaels open up at dallas metroplex powerhouse cedar hill.. the number 5 ranked team in the country on saturday..it's an espn televised contest with the whole country watching..gorman says we're ready (ferrell hester/linebacker: "it took a huge commitment. all of us coming in at 8 am working in 110 degrees. i feel like all the hard work has paid off. we at kickoff." alex perry/defensive back: "any time it can be taken away from us. any streak can end at any time. we are just playing one game at a time . we are just trying to go 1-0. we're just trying to move on and get that three-peat.") ((jon tritsch)) bryce harper is used to holding hardware..but not someone else's.. today the nationals invited a guest..and the mvp became a highly-paid hanger katie ledecky swam her way to 4
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throwing out the first pitch for her hometown team ..before should could give it a fling..she had to take off the bling.. bryce harper..great hitter..but an even better shelf.. the swimming national treasure is a fan of the nationals outfielder (katie ledecky/gold medalist: "i love bryce. obviously he's a fan favorite and one of my favorite's. it was nice to see him and i had a lot of fun with the pitch tonight.") ((dave courvoisier)) our strange stories for wednesday right after this.///
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((dave courvoisier)) canadian officials are trying to figure out how a 262-foot tall wind turbine in nova scotia bent in half and
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metal halfway up the structure. crews were doing some sort of maintenance when they would only say an incident occurred and they evacuated. no one was hurt. 10 other turbines in the area are still operating./// ((jon tritsch)) the city of needville, texas can rest a little easier tonight... a missing 10 foot-long venomous king cobra has been caught after it escaped last night. the snake escaped from an exotic animal owner and was found in the vicinity of several public schools. a bite from a king cobra can be deadly./// ((denise valdez)) a big secret has been northern panhandle... a hidden underground vault. construction crews accidentally dug to the underground tunnel... which has a vault-like room that was encased in stone. it's believed it was used as storage space going back to the mid to late 1800s./// ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live at eleven. ((denise valdez)) >> the late show with stephen colbert is next with anderson cooper...
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teller. we'll see you back here tomorrow night.///
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>> stephen: good evening, or top story. yesterday donald trump announced he was softening his stand on immigration. for more, let's go to my colleague, anderson cooper. anderson. >> what? stephen, what-- what are you doing? i'm eat h you for more information, anderson. >> yup, you can't do that. that's something only news anchors get to do. >> stephen: i thought anybody could do it. it looks fun. >> well, they can't. the news throw, it's not a toy. it's a sacred trust. >> stephen: i'm sorry. it won't happen again. to find out why it won't happen again, let's go t to anderson cooper. anderson.

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