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took off once again today... marking the major milestone in relations with the island nation./// i'm dave courvoisier. michael solid was found guilty on all counts... in connection to the robbery and death of another teen over an ipad. karen castro has been in the court room all day... and joins us now with what's ((karen castro)) there were a lot of tears inside the courtroom today. the victim's family tells me they are relieved justice was served. (( conspiracy to commit robbery. guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery. count two: robbery. guilty of robbery. count three murder with use of a deadly weapon. guilty of first degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon
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michael solid, had a stone face as the court clerk read the verdict. the victim's family bursts into tears even one of the prosecutors in the case became emotional as she hugged marcos arenas' loved ones. the work of the jury is not done just yet. it is a first degree murder case and a penalty phase is required. the same jury will hear testimony from both sides and make a punishment recommendation to the judge. today, we heard from several of the victim's family members. prosecutors asked them about how arenas' murder has affected their lives. ((claudia ar him play football like he wanted to and he would always tell me, when they would move away, you know, my brother he got a new place and they moved in, he would always tell me 'auntie, this will always be my house right?' and i said 'yes, marcos. this will always be your house.)) after both sides present their case, jurors will have to
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punishment. solid faces a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole. ((karen castro)) jurors have been sent home for the day. the penalty phase will resume tomorrow morning. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) we now know the name of the nevada highway patrol trooper involved in last week's deadly officer involved shooting. shawn peckman was the one who shot at a suspect near boulder highway friday morning. he's been with n-h-p for three years. investigators say peckman opened was pulling over got out and ran away. that suspect was killed. peckman was shot at.. but the bullet hit his badge./// ((denise valdez)) we're seeing a hot finish to august... but tedd's been telling us it'll be worth it.. as we look ahead to a cool... but windy holiday weekend.
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the week however with temps 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.
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beauty... which is why senator harry reid and others on both sides of the aisle have fought to protect it. today... they celebrated progress two decades in the making. ((sen. harry reid/(d) nevada: "welcome, we are here to celebrate!")) ((patrick walker)) for the 20th and final time... nevada senator harry reid hosted the lake tahoe summit he spearheaded two decades ago. ((sen. harry reid/(d) nevada: "because of that first summit, nevada became focused on lake tahoe, california became focused on lake tahoe, the nation became focused on lake tahoe.")) ((patrick walker)) president obama headlinedh progress cleaning up the lake.. as celebrating reid's commitment to conservation. ((president obama: "this 20th anniversary summit proves that the light harry lit shines as bright as ever.")) ((patrick walker)) over the past 20 years... nearly 2 billion dollars has been spent on more than 400 conservation projects around the lake tahoe basin. that comes from federal... state... local and private investment in projects to reduce stormwater runoff and rebuild infrastructure around the lake. ((sen. dianne
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that's a product of these dollars.")) ((patrick walker)) water clarity was at a record low in 1997... 64 feet -- but is getting better... at it's clearest... in 1968.... you could see more than 100 feet into the water. california governor jerry brown... an outspoken climate change advocate... says green energy investments in both his state and the silver state... will help continue to clear up the water. ((gov. jerry brown/(d) california: "someday, the sun and the electric battery made in nevada will be preserving lake tahoe for generations to come.")) ((patrick walker)) future? a 415-million dollar lake tahoe restoration bill is expected to pass through congress this year. it passed out of its inital committee by unanimous vote. ((patrick walker)) the president and others specifically highlighted forest fires as the most imminent danger to the water in lake tahoe. california... and the eastern slope of the sierra... have been under the constant threat of wild fires as drought takes its grip on the region. more on that at 6.///
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health and human services has annouced 53-million dollars in funding to improve treatment for opiod-use disorders.... and reduce drug-related deaths. it's all part of the department's "opiod initiative".. launched in 2015 as a way to treat the issue more efficiently. the money will be broken down and given to 44 states... but nevada is not one of them. 920-million more dollars could be available to states next year... but the president's 2017 budget ((denise valdez)) despite nevada not getting a cut of that money... on average 16 people are being treated or hospitalized here every day after overdosing on opioids. so today nevada governor brian sandoval opened the prescription drug abuse prevention summit at the mgm grand. 8 news now anchor paul joncich is here to explain the reason for the summit and what's being done to stem the tide of overdoses. ((paul joncich)) want to hear something shocking. according to the c-d-c, deaths from overdoses are reaching
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it's peak. look at these numbers. a total 259 million opioid prescriptions were written in 2012. and according to the national safety council, 1.9 million americans are addicted to the painkillers. some consider nevada to be ground zero for this problem - which is why experts from all over the country are here. ((paul joncich)) even governor brian sandoval has been personally fe the epidemic of opioid abuse - telling the crowd about the overdose death of a friends' teenage son. (( gov. brian sandoval: "this was a young man who i watched play high school football, high school basketball. he was a big guy who was full of love and just embraced life.")) ((paul joncich)) governor sandoval addressed more than 500 policy makers,. health care providers and members of law enforment - here
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abuse. this isn't a new issue. since 2003 opioid abuse has been on the increase. after years of fine tuning, nevada's newest weapons is a drug monitoring program that's cracking down on doctors who over-precribe and patients who horde drugs. (( gov. sandoval: "sometimes the easiest path is to just prescribe the opioids and maybe there are other alternatives, and perhaps they may be more expensive.")) ((paul joncich)) crowd how the v.a. is having success reducing the use of opioids by using alternative pain treatment methods including chiropractors and accupunture. (( gov. sandoval:"i'm confident that we're going to have something extremely meaningful come out of this."))/// ((paul joncich)) members of law enforcement are particulary interested in the issue of opioid abuse. according to the national safety council, 4 out of 5 heroin users start with prescription opioids./// ((dave courvoisier)) for the first time in 50
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between the us and cuba. jet blue flight 387 was welcomed by water cannons upon landing in cuba. you'll remember... regular flights were cut off during the cold war and only expensive charters have been available until now. jetblue is the first u-s airline to resume regularly scheduled service: (( robin hayes, president & ceo of jet blue - "the last time there were scheduled flights to cuba, if you wanted to buy a ticket you had to go to the ticket office. pan am, not around anymore. where did all these airlines go? and you had to fly there on p it just shows how in 55 years things have changed. )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> soon, as many as 110 daily flights from 10 airlines will go between america and the island nation. some lawmakers have concerns that cuban security is not adequate... but the tsa says it is confident in the protocols at the eight cuban airports it checked out. for those wondering... the trip from florida is only about 45 minutes./// ((denise valdez))
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arizona... donald trump crossed the border to meet with mexico's president. as karen caifa explains... the last-minute trip is putting an even bigger spotlight on positions that have defined trump's run for the white house.. and have been sharply criticized by the mexican leader. standing next to mexican president enrique pena nieto, donald trump said the u-s has the right to build the wall he's proposed along the nation's southern border. and while trump said the wall was discussed during their private meeting, they didn't talk about who would pay for it. (donald trump, (r) presidential nominee) we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that'll be for a lr discussion as direct and open, acknowledging areas where they disagree. the hastily-arranged meeting, the result of an invitation to both u-s presidential candidates last week. trump's invitation and acceptance, somewhat of a surprise, with mexico, immigration, and border policies, frequent targets of trump's, on the trail. (donald trump, (r) presidential nominee) we are going to build a great wall. it's going to be paid for by mexico. because of the policies and the rhetoric, former mexican president vicente fox, a vocal critic of
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and while hillary clinton didn't name trump during a speech in ohio, it was clear who she was talking about. it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in our on neighbors for a few hours. while calling the conversation constructive, president pena made it clear his priority is to protect mexicans everywhere -- including in the u-s. (president enrique pena nieto, mexico) they are people of goodwill they respect life in the community, and they are respective of the law. as such, mexicans deserve everybody's respect. post-meeting, trump took off for phoenix, for a speech aimed at clarifying his policies, on immigration and that border. in washington, i'm karin caifa. ((denise valdez)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las
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unlv stalled on stadium talks today when the monthly regents meeting was called off... because not enough of them showed up. eight regents are required to open a meeting... only seven showed up. they were scheduled to talk about the latest stadium developments and the impact on the university. staff are now trying to reschedule the talks... before the the next southern nevada stadium meeting on september 15./// ((denise valdez)) coming up... the wait... is almost over. the iphone 7 will be announced next week... and rumors are still swirling about what it wilo plus.. cooler weather is on the way... that means spending more time outdoors. but there are some warnings for folks looking to sleep under the stars when fall arrives.///
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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
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i pledge allegiance, to the flag [continues in background] they're bringing drugs, they're brigning crime, they're rapists... you could see 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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courvoisier, denise valdez and tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at five.")) ((dave courvoisier))
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a new iphone might be unveiled next week. ((denise valdez)) >> consumer advocate michelle mortensen has the sccop for us... in today's on your side report. ((michelle mortensen)) this is really the worst kept secret in the world. people have been talking about the release of the iphone 7 for months now ... but the truth of the matter is we don't know too much. this is what's churning on the rumor mill. the company will unveil the iphone seven on september seventh. here's the invitation. the normally secretive company has the tag line -- see you on the seventh. will have an improved camera with a duel lens system. tech experts also predict the phone will be missing a headphone jack -- and will come in a new blue color option. the event probably won't only talk about the iphone. look for official release dates for the new operating system -- i-o-s 10 -- and potentially -- new versions of the apple watch which i told you about earlier this month and the macbook pro. ((michelle mortensen)) rumor also has it preorder will start september 9th and it may be
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but again .. this is all rumor. we won't know anything for sure until the 7th. ((weather toss))
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red rock canyon will reopen it's campground. it's busiest camping season starts friday. the site is about 2 miles from the visitor center... and the only developed campground within the conservation area. if you're planning on reserving a site...
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charcoal barbecues are still banned until fire restrictions are lifted... possibly in early october. the campground will close again in may... due to low-use during the summer./// ((denise valdez)) still ahead... we all talk to our dogs.. but can they actually understand us? ((dave courvoisier)) >> a new study looked into how the brain of "man's best friend" actually works. ((denise valdez)) >> plus... they're known across the country... and tonight they're in las vegas. coming up tonight at six... we take you live to sam boyd stadium to see the 'sonic o practice for tomorrow night's halftime show.///
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. as a doctor, i see how decisions in washington impact my patients here in nevada. so even though i'm a republican, i won't be voting for joe heck. joe heck's voted ten times to defund planned parenthood, which thousands of women depend on for cancer screenings. and heck opposes a woman's right to choose even when her health is at risk. for me and my patients,
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netflix users... it's happening. the summer's most talked about show.. "stranger things" .. has officially been renewed for a second season. it was announced with a video posted to facebook this morning... which has since been watched more than 14-million times. mike... dustin... lucas... will and the rest of the cast will return sometime next year. the show takes us back to the 1980's in rural indiana... where a group of kids look to solve the mysteries within their town../// ((dave courvoisier)) "stranger things" is one of many shows that keep people glued to the tv.
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leave the house? here's one way... you can order pizza without putting down the remote. that's because papa johns has a new app for apple tv. its the first customization pizza ordering tool... with the option to build a pizza topping by topping. and there's a bonus... if you order from your apple tv you get 25% off./// ((denise valdez)) let's be honest... it's not uncommon for us dog owners to find ourselves chatting it up with our four-legged friends. and it turns out.. co just noise to them. (( alexandra horowitz, author of "being a dog" - "this study showed that there's actually a division in the dog's brain between meaning and sound. so, they're hearing the pitch of what we say but they're also attending at some level to the meaning, especially to familiar words." )) ((denise valdez)) >> a team of hungarian researchers trained 13 border collies and golden retrievers to sit still for mri scans. during those scans... they wore
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tones. the results showed dogs process words and pitch with different parts of the brain... like humans. that means they only recognized praise... if both the words and tone were positive. critics of the study say a lot more testing needs to be done before any conclusions are made./// ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. don't forget we're always streaming on the "news on" app... and you can find us on facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music
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? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> reporter: you looked up andnd mending fences. >> i happen to have a tremendous feeling for mexican-americans. >> and building walls.d >> who pays for the wall, we didn't discuss. >> also tonight, the governor declares an emergency in as tropical storm he rmine batters the state. a u.s. navy landing goes trablyw wrong. we'll show you what happened next. and the college football play of the week, making a quowng boy's day. >> you looked up and there he was? >> yeah. >> and what did he say? >> he said sup dude. this is the "cbs evening news"

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