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>> and i'm denise valdez. let's get straight to 8 news now anchor christianne klein... who went to the affected neighborhoods today. ((christianne klein)) this blasting is part of the expansion of highland hills .. and yet again today... residents felt the reverberations of the explosions this morning.. crews are working to remove dirt and rocks to make way for that new development but some residents say it's caused damage including cracks in the foundation and walls of their homes.. others say the blasts bring fears of an earthquake... ((luellen dominguez/resident i thought it was an earthquake.. do have phobia with earthquakes back home in the phillippines we have tremendous ones.. )) ((christianne klein)) >> ( commissioner susan bregar told me today that she's planning on meeting with residents this friday.. she's asked those who believe they have damage caused by the blasts to bring before and after photos. some of the residents have retained an attorney..
attorney is present on the advice of her counsel. residents we talked with said the blasts happen several times a week.. and they're hoping this phase will be over soon. denise?/// ((denise valdez)) it looks like hawaii will dodge the brunt of two major storms heading in its direction. despite that... people there are preparing for heavy downpours and high winds. yesterday at six... we told you about hurricane madeline... well that's now been downgraded to a category one. as for hurrin it's still whipping up winds of 130- miles an hour... but should miss the big island. ((denise valdez)) tedd when is madeline expected to hit the big island? ((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.
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 new at six... a man killed in henderson this past weekend... was the great- nephew of senator harry reid. here's a look at the memorial page for lamar dale reid,
and family... and he had just celebrated his 22-nd birthday two days before he was killed. police arrested 28- year- old michael lanunziata in connection to the deadly shooting. police say he killed reid inside a home near nevada state drive and the 95 saturday morning. we're told a woman was also present... she was not hurt. police believe all three people involved were present or past roommates. no word on a motive. that shooting marked the sixth homicide in henderson's jurisdiction this year./// ((conspiracy to commit ro 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 )) ((dave courvoisier)) the man accused of killing a 15 year old teenager over an ipad has been found guilty of murder. 8 news now reporter karen castro has been following the case. she has reaction from the victim's family. ((karen castro))
even though nothing will bring back marcos arenas. ((ivan arenas victim's father: )) ((karen castro)) the killer, michael solid showed no emotions as the court clerk the verdict out loud. arenas family could not contain their emotions and bursts into tears. at one point, even he family. the case will now move onto the penalty phase for the first degree murder charge. this is essentially a second mini-trial where the same jury will make a punishment recommendation to the judge. the state called the victim's family members to the stand and asked about how they found out about arenas' death. ((claudia arenas victim's aunt: i don't remember if he texted or called and he was crying. he was crying and he told use we needed to go to umc because something went really wrong
of life without the possibility of parole. the jury has been sent home for the day. the penalty phase will resume tomorrow morning. karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) president obama joined senator harry reid to address cleaning up lake tahoe earlier today. and as patrick walker explains... experts say wildfires are now considered the biggest threat to water quality at the lake.
flamable lake tahoe basin could cause enough erosion to erase decades of progress when it comes to water quality.")) ((patrick walker)) federal... state... local and private partners have spent nearly 2-billion dollars on improvements in the lake tahoe basin. as of late... some of that money has gone toward fire prevention efforts. ((janet schneider/asst. secretary, dept. of interior: "with these funds, the north lake tahoe fire protection district will reduce hazardous fuels in incline village, the forest service will reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on national forest lands ((patrick walker)) a threat... senator harry reid says... is being met head on. ((sen. harry reid/(d) nevada: we've reduced fire hazards by fire reduction and other techniques (.39), and we've had the best scientific research in the world." 0.42)) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> since the first lake tahoe summit in 1997... conservation projects have improved the water's clarity by some 10 feet... to 73 feet./// ((dave courvoisier)) nevada is already at the forefront of high tech industries...
testing ground for drones... as well as driverless cars. now the hope is to use hi- tech... to keep pedestrians safe on our roads. several agencies... including the r-t-c... are asking companies to expand current technology in new ways. for instance... the fast network of cameras can already communicate with computer and internet- connected vehicles at traffic signals. but the idea is to build upon that technology. tech companies are being invited to submit their ideas to the r-t-c to hopefully test them on our roads./// ((denise valdez)) ne uptick in gambling last month. the latest numbers from the nevada gaming control board show gambling revenue was up 10 percent for the month... compared to a year ago. casinos statewide won just over one billion dollars last month. u-n-l-v center for gaming research director david schwartz says much of that bump comes from international visitors. ((dr. david schwartz/director, unlv center for gaming research: "it's a good number, we've had a lot of volitility, a lot of ups and downs because of the high-end play from asia has been pretty inconsistent, this is a month
more of it, so we had a big increase.")) ((denise valdez)) >> revenue on the las vegas strip itself was up 17 percent... at 613 million dollars. for the month... the state collected 68-million dollars in taxes... a 20 percent increase over the previous july./// ((dave courvoisier)) donald trump heads to mexico. the conflicting stories between the trump campaign and the mexican president... over who should pay for a border wall... that's next on the valley's news leader.///
this is 8 news now at six." ((dave courvoisier)) today... over how the meeting between donald trump and the president of mexico would go. but when all was said and done... many people were more interested in what wasn't talked about in that meeting: ((donald trump: we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that'll be for a later date. )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> while standing next to the mexican president... donald trump said the u-s has the right to build the wall he's proposed along the nation's southern border. in the past... he's campaigned that he would get the wall built...
trump claims there were no talks about any payment plan. but the president of mexico later said he told trump mexico would not pay for the wall. despite that... he went on to say the conversation was constructive... and his priority is to protect mexicans everywhere... including those in the u-s./// ((dave courvoisier)) trump's campaign told the new york times his mexico trip was meant to show he can be a statesman. but hillary clinton dismissed that notion saying trump has a lot to learn about diplomacy: ((hillary clinton/(d) presidential nominee) "it certainly takes more than trying to make up for insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours." )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> meanwhile... there are new questions about clinton's diplomacy in the form of state department emails. the department now says some of the emails the fbi recovered from her private email server contain approximately 30 documents that may be related to the benghazi attack that killed four americans. the f-b-i is expected to publicly release notes from its investigation of hillary clinton's email server soon.
.... regional temps also stayed hot with hottest temps in laughlin and death valley. although we 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 in the desert southwest but the southern plains with feels like temps in the 100's. still hot also for the northern plains and the mid-atlantic 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 roll through the north part of the state to increase wind this weekend and especially next week. ..........................
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 110y staying dry as no monsoon has been seen. 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.
on the eve of unlv's season opener, metro showed up at practice today ((denise valdez)) it's not often the police show up at practice, but this was for a great cause. ((chris maathuis)) tony sanchez is hoping to make a difference. i'll tell ya why his latest opener for some young las vegans. plus... if you hear the sonic boom... it's jackson state's band. jon tritch is live in north las vegas with a french horn in hand. he'll join us coming up next here on channel 8.
this is a great tme of the year. football is back, it's the eve of the college football season. lots of games kick off the season on thursday, here at home unlv hosting jackson state. you may not know much about their football program, but they're probably better known for their band. it's not the tiger marching band, it's known as the 'sonic boom of the south' it's more then your traditional band. jon tritsch is one who usually marches to his own beat, but today jammin' with the sonic boom of the south. jon tritsch jackson mississippi...bring ing their instruments and a whole lot of soul.. the sonic boom of the south will of course be performing at halftime tomorrow night but first a special show for the people ((chris maathuis))
they're 3-0 against teams from the swac conference. checking a little history, unlv is kicking off it's 49th season of college football. this will be the 5th time in the last 6 years that they have not opened on a saturday and the rebels will open at home for the first time in 4 years. metro showed up at unlv's practice on campus today... and it was for a good cause. capt. robert plummer and tony sanchez have some good news to share. sanchez is donating 100 give those seats to underprivledged boys and girls who wouldn't be able to experience a college football game. good p-r for metro and unlv.. 100 kids will enjoy the college football atmosphere, some for the first time. (( )) tony sanchez/coach;"this is a great opporunity for them to go out and help some less fortunate young kids. to go our and experience a college environment and hopefully create some aspirations and dreams motivate them to want that college enviromnment in their lives and make quaility decisions that allow them to do that. so we're thankful that they're thinking outside the box."
hambergers hotdogs let them experience the college experience and get up in the stands and cheer the rebels tovictory... so that what we're looking and expose these young men and women to the college lifestyle and what's out there for them." there were about 15 teams that wanted in when the big 12 conference announced expansion plans. unlv won't be one of those. this is no surprise, but the big 12 narrowed its list for the next phase in the review process and unlv was they apparently liked the academic goals of the university but says the school needs to improve it's athletic facilities, mainly football. this is your last chance to make a big push for your team in our 'fans choice of the week' game. remember it's your vote that decides which game we will feature as our friday night game of the week. gorman has the lead in the poll right now... they face cocoa the 6th ranked team in florida. chaparral is at basic... and rancho is visiting desert pines. you can see the percentages.