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largest school district in the country. thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) >> and i'm dave courvoisier. one of the biggest changes in clark county this school year... schools are now offering full- day kindergarten. that comes with a price tag of 142- million- dollars. ((denise valdez)) >> also costing some major cash... is the problem with overcrowding. as 8 news now reporter sharie johnson found out... many students began school in a portable classroom today. (( the important thing about grass is that it is green )) ((sharie johnson)) it's reading time inside ms. today's lesson is about understanding what's important about ourselves and the world we live. ((sharie johnson)) for ccsd -- overcrowded classrooms is a matter of importance. william v, wright elementary is located near durango and blue diamond road. it should have 800 students. instead they have about 1,300 -- many inside 28 portables. it's more than any other school. ((ccsd supt. pat skorkowsky we know that a portable is not the ideal situation the goal is to get rid of every portable, we have new
town, we have additions on some of our older schools where we don't have enough land to build a new school and rezone )) ((sharie johnson)) teachers say one of the biggest challenges is not having access to technology. but parents, like krystal carmona, don't want her children to feel left out. ((krystal carmona i would like them to be more connected to the school instead of outside of the school )) ((sharie johnson)) this school and a handful of others will find relief in 2019. the table to relieve the dozens of middle and high schools with portables. sharie johnson, 8news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> because of it's growth, the superintendent says ccsd has not been able to keep up with enough new school buildings. /// ((dave courvoisier)) and we've loved seeing your back to school pictures today. terri sent this shot of her two girls before they headed off to elementary school. kari has a daughter going into kindergarten... and a son starting fourth grade. here's a shot mandi sent us...
here are larnisha's kids as they start fourth and fifth grades. and finally... erika sent us this picture showing her three boys... in 9th, 8th, and third grade. post your pictures to our 8 news now facebook page and you might just see them on air!/// ((denise valdez)) today was also the first day of class for local college students. u-n-l-v and the college of southern nevada both welcomed students. this was the largest freshman class ever for u-n-l-v... in fact... some students are having to temporarily live in hotel rooms because thedo ((dave courvoisier)) last week we told you about a stretch of road in north las vegas... in close proximity to several schools... that didn't have any sidewalks for students. well today... crews were already out working to fix that problem: ((delen goldberg - pio, city of north las vegas: although it's privately owned land we decided to go above and beyond to be proactive as a city government and address that residents concerns by putting in a temporary sidewalk. )) ((dave courvoisier))
developed... the property owners will install permanent sidewalks... along with street lights and trees./// ((denise valdez)) tedd... clear skies as students walked to and from school today! ((tedd florendo)) ((( hotter today than yesteray with clear skies. breezes have picked up a little as well around the region up to 20 mainly. not anticipating any alert for wind today and the rest of the week. we are going to warm up through peaking on thursday and friday. humidity remains very dry as well. ................................ ... .................. evening planner calling for warm temperatures through the night with light breezes again. plenty of 90's this evening with 11pm temps nice and comfortable. commute temps should be in the 80's again and hotter tomorrow. but your morning should be nice with light winds increasing by afternoon. we''ll have more on the rest of the week coming up.
accused of trying to kill his two- week- old daughter. 29- year- old jeremy cowan was arrested after police say he threw the baby head first into a hardwood floor on august 14-th. the parents previously claimed the child fell off the couch... and never told doctor's about the head injury... making it tough for them to diagnose the infant. the baby survived... but it's not clear yet if it suffered any lasting side effects. the infant... along with the mother's two other children are now in the care of the ((dave courvoisier)) it's a busy week ahead for a man who claims a british royal title. police say 53- year- old alexander montagu- manchester is due in court tomorrow... to face a burglary charge for a home- break- in back in july. then on wednesday... he's expected in court on a separate false police report case that led to his arrest earlier this month. that's not all.. he'll also face a judge on thursday in a misdemeanor d-u-i case from last year. he tells police he's the 13-th duke of manchester... that title dates back 950- years
montagu- manchester could face up to 14 years in prison if he's convicted of all his charges./// ((denise valdez)) today we're getting our first look at the las vegas man... indicted for making terrorist threats. the i-team's vanessa murphy first reported bryce cuellar's indictment last week. police say they watched a 15- minute youtube video... where he talked about firing his gun to start a civil war with the united states and the government... and mentioned targeting certain groups lik according to an arrest report... the video has since been removed by google... they're the one's who actually contacted police. cuellar is currently in jail and faces several charges including one related to making threats of terrorism./// ((dave courvoisier)) on the campaign trail today... the hot topic is illegal immigration. while donald trump has yet to offer specifics on his policy plans... those in his camp say that will change on wednesday when he delivers a speech on immigration: (( gov. chris christie/(r-nj) trump transition team chairman "i think that he has been very clear on this. we're not going to have amnesty.
law out of the country as quickly as possible." sec. hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee "i think we all remember when trump said a distinguished federal judge born in indiana could not be trusted to do his job because quote, 'he's a mexican.'")) ((dave courvoisier)) >> donald trump has recently softened language about deporting the estimated 11- million undocumented immigrants in the u-s. clinton said as recently as last week that trump has a history of discrimination. meanwhile... president obama will be in northern nevada this wednesday... the 20-th annual lake tahoe summit./// ((dave courvoisier)) and we're your local election headquarters... keeping you up to date on all the races through novemeber... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) you'll likely see more drones hovering around town... thanks to new rules that went in effect today. the rules are for commercial use of the small unmanned aerial vehicles. they include a height limit... drones aren't allowed to fly
sight of the operator. pilots will also need to pass an aeronautical exam./// ((denise valdez)) up in northern nevada... tens- of- thousands of people are partying in black rock desert... for this year's 'burning man' festival. the 9- day festival got underway yesterday... with an expected 70- thousand people expected to show up for this year's event. this isn't like any other festival... a massive city is built in the middle of the desert... and it's completely self sufficient. there are numerous art installations... will feature a massive airplane. it all culminates in the burning of a giant wooden man./// ((dave courvoisier)) fans are remembering mexican superstar juan gabriel... after he passed away over the weekend: (( juan gabriel singing )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> gabriel died at his home in california yesterday. the singer- songwriter was an icon of the latin music world. he grew up in juarez.... which is where fans paid tribute
((dave courvoisier)) and hollywood lost a star today... comedic actor gene wilder passed away at his connecticut home late sunday. wilder was known for roles in films like 'the producers,' 'young frankenstein,' and 'blazing saddles.' but it was his turn as the charming candy man 'willy wonka' that had his fame span generations. (( willy wonka: in a world of pure imagination)) ((dave courvoisier)) >> wilder was diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma back in 1999... he ended up making a l but dipped out of the spotlight... instead, he focused on writing. the actor's nephew said the 83- year- old died from complications from alzheimer's disease./// ((denise valdez)) sheldon adelson... offering up some major cash to build a stadium in las vegas. up next on the valley's news leader... why the billionaire might not be so concerned about turning a profit out of his latest endeavor./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news
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1.9 billion- dollars to be exact. but there's a method to the madness. 750- million- dollars of that would come from raising the room tax... paid by visitors to our city. 500 million will come from the raiders... while 650- million would come from billionaire casino mogul sheldon adelson. so why would adelson want to spend that much money to build a stadium nowhere near any of his properties? well it's one part good business, and one part altruistic. (( andy abboud/lvs vp: 'this is not about sheldon adelsoni being a las vegas fan." 12:15:05 "he wants to take the city to the next level have a legacy for himself for the years to come and be able to see that the city can grow in a way that we never thought would be possible.")) ((dave courvoisier)) >> so what if construction costs go over that 1.9 billion? adelson says taxpayers don't need to worry... because he's willing to dip into his estimated 28- billion- dollar bank account... to cover any cost over- runs./// ((denise valdez)) while those behind the
tax increase... another source of funding is also being discussed. patrick walker looks into the possibility of a special tax district around the raiders stadium. ((patrick walker)) if the southern nevada tourism infrastructure committee gives its blessing to the proposed 1.9 billion dollar raiders stadium... its fate will then fall in the hands of state lawmakers. almost 40 percent of that sum is expected to come from an and while the raiders and las vegas sands corp will pick up the rest of the tab for the stadium and related improvements... the governor's office of economic development has floated the idea of forming a stadium district -- with the ability to collect tax revenue. ((robert lang/director, brookings mountain west: "everyone else is using these kinds of finance, these creative kinds of finance schema, except us, we're just 'here, take all the tourist money out of las vegas and send it up to reno.'")) ((patrick walker)) economist and brookings mountain west director robert lang says the district would allow a stadium authority to keep money generated in the district... and use it for upkeep or future
brookings mountain west: "tying it to a district makes a lot of sense for some of the ancillary stuff, so for example, the district could help with the improvements to the transportation and to the police.")) ((patrick walker)) the project is now being billed as a public stadium.... run by a 7-member stadium authority. if a stadium district is formed... oversight of that revenue could fall under that board. patrick walker... 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> if the tourism infrastructure committee approves the stadium proposal in a few weeks... the special session would likely happen soon after. that's because a final relocation proposal would ne january's nfl owners meetings./// ((weather toss))
and it's hotter today than yesterday with triple-digits around the region. winds increased as forecasted as well but still remain below windy criteria. we still are dry with single digit humidity readings. and we're a few degrees warmer than yesterday. ................................ .. afternoon highs hot around the valley with temps hottest over to the east side of town where we're lower in ele southeast neigbhorhoods. not-as-hot for the locales on the west side of town especially the foothills and certainly the mountains where it appears to be coolest. ................................ .... regional temps also stayed hot with hottest temps in laughlin
definitely got hotter for the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to the searchlight. more tolerable temps in the 90's for the central great basin where they also had some wind develop too. ................................ ... ..... u.s. temps show get stay hot only southern plains with feels like temps in the 100's. still hot also for the northern plains and the mid-atlantic states with muggy conditions there down to the deep south. .. ............................. .... .......... doppler radar looking clear again across the region with most of the precip up in the pacific northwest. looking at the high mexico/texas to continue to progress northward and bring hotter weather this week; specifically late week. looking at the next system to
weekend and especially next week. .......................... ......... ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies d winds finally calmi wn overnight.ou mfortable and cle morning wit wake-up temps in e morrow expect a high of 106ain . ... ....................tended pecting those temps topeak near rkweek. staying dry as no nsoon has beed be breezy at times through the week, but it's next week and late weekend when we do anticipate stronger winds. week or the week after according to long range models but that could change as well.
olympians brought home gold medals from rio. ((denise valdez)) cody miller brought home gold and bronze.... he was honored today. ((chris maathuis)) so cool to see the medals and hear the stories. you'll hear from miller and his experiences from rio... he's an american record holder. plus... almost here... and johnny stanton is the starting quarterback. more coming up next here on channel 8.
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medals. the city honored the champion... what a thrill for miller to swim and beat the best. he won bronze in the 100 meter breastroke and won gold in the 4 by 100 medley relay. and today fans had a chance to see and touch his medals and hear stories from medal and record breaking efforts in brazil. (( cody miller, two time olympic medal winner: it was awesome just to be a part of that relay it being michael's last race and all it was amazing i couldn't be happier to be a michael racing in the olympics from this pool swimming... we set an olympic record and it was astounding it was something i'll never forget. )) ((chris maathuis)) another local olympian will be celebrated by the community this week. henderson city leaders will honor connor fields with a key to the city tomorrow... at the whitney mesa bmx track... near russell and whitney ranch. fields is a two-time olympian... and won a gold medal in bmx at the 2016 games in rio..
medalist in sport's history. the 23-year-old graduated from green valley high school in henderson.. and is currently pursuing a degree at unlv./// ((chris maathuis)) four days from now and unlv will kick off it's season... they're hosting jackson state on thursday night. this will be the second time the two schools have played each other. jackson state visited unlv back in the 70's one thing-- and it's a big thing is the starting quarterback... unlv will start johnny stanton, who played at nebraska and played j-c ball before coming to unlv. he's got all the tools to be successful. now he just need to trus but it was tough decision both have some strong skills. (( )) tony sanchez/coach; "i think those twoi did a great job, kurt has leadership skills., greeat job growing, johnny coming in early and learning the offense. it was back and forth, there were days when kurt was ahead, johnny was ahead... we feel like at the over still sets, he's a little bit ahead of kurt right now, but i'll tell ya kurt is not totally out of it,
i also asked sanchez about his reaction to 49ers quarterback colin kapernick sitting during the national anthem. he's exercising his freedoms saying is doing this to instigate change and challenge authority when it comes to race relations and what he considers police brutality. (( )) tony sanchez/coach; "i'm sure a lot of people don't want to comment on it, i'm disappointed that he sat down during the national anthem. be people sacrafice on a daily basis, we all have opinions and that is what america's great, but it's the most important thing we have... one life is too many for us to have the freedoms we have on a daily basis and i could never not respect that."
the week this friday. we've got some great choices... cocoa florida is visiting gorman for a big game. then chaparral is at basic... the wolves coming off a successful season. or you can vote for rancho at desert pines... an interesting game... desert pines is the favorite with all those division one players. but rancho is bringing back some pride... so go to our facebook page and vote for the game of the week., ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news ((dave courvoisier))