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passed away. ((denise valdez)) bryan was the 26-th first lady of nevada. we're told she died today in las vegas... she was with her husband... former governor richard bryan... and other family members... after battling leukemia. ((dave courvoisier)) family spokesman greg ferarro released a statement saying in part... "i know i speak for many nevadans who saw bonnie as a splendid example of a first lady and a superb role model for so many young people... she will be profoundly missed by her husband, her three children legion of friends... her tireless work on behalf of our state won't soon be forgotten." bonnie bryan was 77- years- old./// ((denise valdez)) our other big story of the day... the jury is deliberating... in the murder trial involving a man accused of killing a teenager over an ipad. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the jury went into deliberations about two hours ago. 8 news now reporter nia wong is live at the regional justice center... nia we won't be getting a verdict tonight, right? ((nia wong)) the state gave their closing argument first on why
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conspiracy and murder....citing cellphone record and sureillance evidence at the time of the murder. it was during the state's testimony when solid and at least one family member joined in to interrupt. calling the state prosecutor a liar. 3 years ago....15-year old marco arenas was killed while chasing after a car where two people stole his ipad. prosecutors say michael solid and thouh they say jacob dismont grabbed the i-pad from arenas....they're arguing it doesn't matter who grabbed the ipad, so they are equally guilty for the crime. ((state defense: "there are certain kinds of murder that carry with them conclusive evidence....murder committed in robbery...therefore killing....deemed to be murder, whether intentional, unintentional or accidental, that's what the law says." ))
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second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. he's sccheduled to be sentened in october. as for solid...his attorneys say he did not intentionally run over arenas- claiming it to be an accident. this afternoon....the defense pleaded with the jury to not convict solid for conspiracy and 1st degree murder. ((nia wong)) the jury is expectd to be released in the next half hour. if a verdict doesn't come down today...they'll continue deliberations tomorro nia wong 8 news now./// ((denise valdez)) a woman is dead after police say she pointed a shotgun at a kingman police officer. it happened around 11 last night. police say the officer was forced to shoot the 35- year- old woman when she wouldn't follow commands. she's since been identified as paula dell phillips. the officer was not hurt... he was placed on administrative leave... which is standard procedure during these types of investigations./// ((dave courvoisier)) improving public safety in the west valley....
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8 news now reporter karen castro found out why this is welcoming news for business owners. ((sheriff lombardo and mr. lee cross paths. )) ((karen castro)) simply known as mr. lee... the korean immigrant is among the most recognized liquor retailers in las vegas. he says the safety of his customers and employees are crucial to the success of his businesses.... especially after one of his workers was shot dead during a robbery earlier this year. ((mr. lee - business owner: very sad, yeah.)) ((karen castro)) at least one of his liquor stores is within the new spring valley area command. ((mr. lee - business ow: property, around there, so many, you know homeless there, way more than it was so i'm worried.)) ((karen castro)) he also owns a korean bbb restaurant nearby... which the captain of the spring valley area command says speaks to the diversity in the community. ((capt. brian greenway - metro pd: we serve china town, downtown summerlin, summerlin south, patchouli, the lakes, we have 5 high schools with in our area command, four major hotel casino properties.)) ((karen castro)) 101 officers have been pulled
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they will be in charge of serving 31 square miles in the west valley... previously patrolled by the enterprise and bolden area commands. priority number one is to prevent and reduce crime. ((mr. lee - business owner: very important, especially my businesses.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the area command is open to the public monday through friday... from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening./// ((denise valdez)) people in hawaii are bracing for some severe weather... as two hurricanes are swirling in the pacific ocean. check out these satellite imag hurricane madeline... which is on the left... is a category four storm... while hurricane lester -- to the right... is a category three. tedd florendo has been keeping an eye on both storms... which one is more of a threat to hawaii?? ((tedd florendo))
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((dave courvoisier)) las vegas is trying to boost its image as a first choice destination for tourists from china. some new developments on and off the strip are helping with that
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open later this year on sahara just west of las vegas boulevard. it will feature an asian theme... including authentic restaurants... and chinese will be the preferred language at the resort. non-stop flights from mainland china will also be offered for the first time starting in december... making it easier for tourists to get to las vegas. international tourists are always a highly courted demographic... because they tend to stay longer and spend more money than domestic tourists./// ((dave courvoisier)) the neon museum is seeing a busineb in 2012. check out these numbers... overall visitation grew from nearly 75- thousand people in 2014... to more than 85- thousand in 2015... that's a nearly 14% increase! when it comes to photo shoots and other special events being held there... they've seen a whopping 142% increase from year to year. nearly six- thousand in 2014... and 14.5- thousand last year! it's been a boon to their bottom line... they made more than 2- million dollars last year... a 16% increase from the year
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night tours of many of the famous neon signs saved after casinos shut down over the years. tours are offered everyday of the week... and locals receive a discount./// ((denise valdez)) this week it's back to school for not just the little ones, but for tens of thousands of college students. and 8 news now anchor paul joncich says business is booming at the college of southern nevada. ((paul joncich)) enrollment goes way up at csn when the economy is bad. the economy in pretty good shape right now, but they still have which is more than unlv. and this week they're welcoming everyone back. in fact they threw a little party at the henderson campus today.
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the guy making the popcorn today - also happens to be the dean of science and math. (( dr john adlish/dean school of science and math: "you get students from all walks of life, all ages, people that already have masters degrees, you have people that never went to college and they're 40 coming back, you have brand new high school students that are using their money wisely.")) ((paul joncich)) students like brittany fallin is going to csn on her way to becoming a physical therapist. (( brittany fallin/csn student: "it was a lot cheaper and it has almost everything that the other college have so i'm doing my pre-reqs first and going to transfer to a university so it's alot cheaper and it helps alot r seems like everyone here...has a plan. (( kelly hopster/student:"i just want to be a mechanical engineer maybe find a nice company .")) (( thomas dean/ "i'm just looking around to see what other majors i could get into other than my culinary major .")) ((paul joncich)) health science and business remain two of the most popular majors at csn. but the three valley campuses offer more than 150 different degrees and technical programs./// ((paul joncich)) students say they like csn because of the smaller class size - and they like the price.
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less than half of what it would cost to attend unlv. which by the way, is considered quite affordable compared to the national average for four year universities./// ((dave courvoisier)) cresent hardy is already back to work... after suffering a heart attack. we reached out to the congressman's team... they said he was at an event in northern nevada just as planned today. we're told he had a minor heart attack followed by a routine medical procedure. the 59- year- old is also expected to be in las vegas tomorrow for another event... before returning hardy is up for re-election in november in a tightly contested race against the democratic nominee, state senator ruben kihuen./// ((dave courvoisier)) coming up on the valley's news leader... we find out why this drone was flying through the channel 8 newsroom./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier,
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban 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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this is 8 news now at six." ((dave courvoisier)) you could soon see big bump in the number of drones flying around above you. the federal aviation administration has approved rules that allow for commercial use of drones. and as patrick walker
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uses for them.
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y that's because of another rule being relaxed... that required 24-hours notice before a commercial flight. ((jason daub/head of production, avisight: "and that's usually how it happens, client calls you up last-minute and says they need a drone shot of something, it really allows you to go out and get those shots.")) ((patrick walker)) real estate's just one industry that can use drones. really... the sky's the limit. patrick walker... 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> for the full list of commercial drone rules from the f-a-a... head over to our website... las vegas now dot com and look for "commercial drone rules" under the links we've mentioned tab./// ((denise valdez)) in the black rock desert in northern nevada. nearly seventy thousand people are celebrating and facing the elements. check out what they're having to deal with -- blowing sand! you can see all the people on their bicycles make their way around so called 'black rock city'. there are dozens of themed camps -- and art installations. this year one of the youngest artist to display a piece -- is a four and half year old boy from las vegas.
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tedd florendo ((( the heat returns this week 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
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we're lower in elevation. especially for the east and 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 and death valley. although we 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 in the desert southwest but the southern plains with feels like temps in the 100's. still hot
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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. roll through the north part of the state to increase wind this weekend and especially next week. ...... ............................. ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies and winds finally calming down overnight. should be comfortable and clear by morning wit wake-up temps in the 80's again. tomorrow expect a high of 106 again and hotter. we could see some light breezes returning again tomorrow. ................................ ... .................... extended temps show hotter temps as we head through the week. expecting those temps to peak near 110 by the end of the
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wind could be breezy at times through the week, but it's next week and late weekend when we do anticipate stronger winds. monsoon could return late next week or the week after according to long range models but that could change as well.
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((chris maathuis)) it's connor fields day here in henderson... the gold medal winner being honored by the city
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rider connor fields. on gold medal run. challenge london games to rio games bmx in olympics
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don't forget to vote in our our fan's choice game of the week. last week you picked arbor view and liberty. that was a terrific game. who do you like this week? vote on our 8 ne games you can vote on. cocoa high school of florida at bishop gorman cocoa high is ranked 6th in florida's power ratings. chaparral at basic and rancho at desert pines just go to our facebook page, you have until wednesday to cast your vote. then on friday you can catch jon tritsch who will be live at the game of the week this friday at 6 p.m. and a complete wrap up of the game with all the highlights at 11. just one more day to vote. ((denise valdez))
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now at 6. dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) >> see you tonight at 11.
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from washington, d.c., this is the "jeopardy!" teachers tournament. here is our second group of semi-finalists -- a high-school special-education teacher from east lansing, michigan...

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