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henderson pretty quickly t >> we seen pictures of trees down in the street... and one on top of a house. crews have been busy the last few hours working to clean up the mess. this is what it looks like near green valley and paseo verde. so what can we expect for the rest of the evening tedd? tedd florendo ((dave courvoisier)) dozens of formerly wild
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vandals destroyed fencing and water supplies at a nevada horse sanctuary. ((denise valdez)) >> the horses live on a 25 million dollar eco-sanctuary called the mustang monument, whose founder is now saying the facility may never re-on george knapp of the i-team has follwed the story from the beginning and is here with the latest. ((george knapp)) madeleine pickens says she is thankful to the employees of the state agriculture department. they're the ones who found about 50 mustangs. the horses were previously in a 13,000-acre fenced range but unknown persons trespassed on the property a few weeks ago, cut the fences, and disabled all the water supplies. fifteen horses died, dozens more have been missing. state officials investigating the crime found the missing herd
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mustang monument. after spending millions to turn the sanctuary into a tourist attraction, mrs. pickens isn't sure what the future holds, in part because of opposition she's faced from the same agency which encouraged her to open in the first place. ((george knapp)) when she began her search for ranch property in nevada back in 2008, madeleine pickens had high hopes. she wanted to create a sanctuary for thousands wild mustangs and establish a model that woeful management of horses on public lands. the blm didn't like the first ranch she chose, so she spent 6 million dollars to buy two others in elko county south of wells...more than 20,000 deeded acres, and nearly 600,000 acres of public allotments attached. blm documents show pickens was prepared to take 30,000 wild horses out of government pens, pickens and her team say they
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of congress, but also the head of the blm itself. madeleine pickens/founder of mustang monument: they were excited about it and he told everybody at the wild horse and burro meeting that i was doing this project. he shook my hand and said thank you very much. jerry reynoldson/wild horse advocate: i was there, with other members of the team, and he made assurances to madeleine that it was a great project and that they would support her. ((george knapp)) the ranches she bought were located in beautiful country but had been neglected and overgd hoop blm put up, spent millions more to restore the ranch structures, along with a few dozen wells and springs over the vast range so that she could grow enough hay to feed her mustangs and still lease out some land to other cattle ranchers, an income source that would mean her foundation could be financially self sufficient forever. but along the way, blm changed its tune. first it asked that pickens
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recover. she agreed. blm said it would require a comprehensive study of her allotment even though the bureau has been managing this same range since the agency was created. blm documents show such a study would take 18 months. 7 years later, pickens is still waiting for blm to finish it. pickens: you've been studying this land the entire life of blm management. if you don't know what's going on here, no study is going to help you. ((george knapp)) the blm model has always been the same--- round thousands, operations in which many horses are killed or injured, then ship them off to expensive storage facilities in other states to spend the rest of their lives. internal documents from blm show the agency concluded years ago that the pickens model would save the taxpayers more than 100 million dollars, but it hasn't allowed a single horse to be transferred to her operation.
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slaughterhouse. blm won't allow them on any of the 600,000 public acres, so pickens takes care of them on her deeded acres, or did until vandals trespassed onto her property, slashed her fences, and disabled all the water for a herd in the goshute valley. pickens says she doesn't expect much from the official investigation into the crime, and has concluded blm will never allow her eco-sanctuary to open. madeleine pickens: they keep moving the finish line, while saying this ((george knapp)) the i-team filed a freedom of information with blm to obtain internal documents which might show why the pickens project has been stymied for so long. tonight at 6, we will show you what's in the files and what blm has been saying behind closed doors--very different from what's been said in public. by the way, a reward of 100,000 dollars for information about the vandals is still being offered. ((dave courvoisier))
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on boulder highway... we're getting a closer look at what unfolded between police and the suspect. (( gunshots shots fired! gunshots shots fired, shots fired! runner's down! )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> that's the voice of trooper shawn peckham. who ran out of a car that was pulled over. nhp says gibbon shot twice at trooper peckham... who returned 11 shots. two of them hit gibbon... he died at the scene. police say gibbon was in the car after selling one of the passengers drugs.. in exchange for a ride. no charges will be filed against the other two in the car./// ((dave courvoisier))
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has approved a preliminary plan to reorganize the clark county school district. sharie johnson has been sitting in on today's meeting.. and joins us to explain what it means for students and teachers. ((sharie johnson)) >> since 1 this afternoon we've been hearing from all kinds of stakeholders, like ccsd trustees, las vegas mayor carolyn goodman, clark county commisioner chris guinchilliani... but we still have no decision. me get you caught up. last session lawmakers approved ab-394. it calls for a reorganization of the school district. the state hired a consultant to help shape the plan. and the bill required community
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meetings have been held. people have passionately favored or rejected this plan. .. and from those meetings, an assigned committee drafted a tenative plan. the first vote was last month by a bipartisan panel of lawmakers. the second vote could come today as education leaders continue to hash things out. this plan takes control that the central district office currently teachers and parents. each ccsd school will be it's own precint. with the help of teachers and parents, principals will decide on the budget, instruction and staffing. ((sharie johnson)) >> the final vote by lawmakers will put this proposal into law for the 2018-2019 school year. reporting live, sharie johnson, 8news now. ((dave courvoisier)) still ahead... nearly one year later... one of our most popular segments is still going strong.
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which "try it before you buy it" is your favorite. ((dave courvoisier)) but before we go to break... we want to wish the paris las vegas a happy 17-th anniversary! the hotel and casino opened on the las vegas strip on september first.. 1999.///
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tedd florendo. ((denise valdez)) for 51 weeks now ... consumer advocate michelle mortensen has been trying out prouducts before you buy them... to see if they really do work. ((dave courvoisier)) >> it's quickly becomes one of our most popular segments... and as you're about to see... michelle certainly has tried out a lot of stuff. ((michelle mortensen)) it started with a spin mop ...
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a pocket hose that grows ... and then this guys landed back on your t-v. he got me to clean my house like never before. we tried to make grass grow with green shot and we sliced and diced a lot food with something called the perfect slicer. we lit up the night sky ... kinda with star shower for the holidays. we thawed food ....and got a middle school science lesson with the e-z thaw ... we shaked our selves thin with the shake weight. nd after lots and lots of tries... thanks to the toucan. we tried to take some scratches out of furniture with old amish. we held a birthday party with a candle that sang a little tune and did a little dance... and almost set the station on fire. we've fixed things for 5 seconds with the celebs from american restorations. the paw stars celebs ... took pics with us too when we tested out mpow lenses. we hung this autograph from
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when we gave level hangers a whirl... and i talked with a turtle when we gave amazaon's alexa a try. we got in the shower together and cleaned a psycho drain... and speaking of hair ... we've done some of that too ... i've engraved things .. and even gone make up free in the name of science .. or at least to test out miracle creams. i've scrubbed toliets and tubs to test out hard water wands ... cooked with copper and steel pans in an iron chefmp .. massaged folks las veags style ... blown bubbles with kids .. made them ice cream gotten creamed by a water balloon too. i've fougth fires .. used fire hoses ... cleaned microwaves ...and fell in love with my shoe solemate. i tried out a clever cutter ... and a clever car seat ... tested out flex seal .. and yes .. we even made a boat just like on t-v ... made some veggie spaghetti ... and bbq'd on a miracle grill ... all to try it before you buy it
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decide ... which test was best ((michelle mortensen)) >> so you know what you have to do now right??!! ... go online and vote!! you can find a link on my facebook page ... or on our website. cast your vote for your favorite try it before you buy it of all time. we'll crown t try it before you buy it. so tune in then to find out who was the fan favorite./// ((weather toss))
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tedd florendo ((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter td 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 elevation. especially for the east and southeast neigbhorhoods.
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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 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 southwesbu 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
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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 workweek. 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.
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someone over an ipad. michael solid has been sentenced to life in prison. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live outside the regional justice center with more on today's developments. karen? ((karen castro)) ((denise valdez)) up next...
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>> unlv kicks off the new season at home tonight... and the tailgates are in full swing./// ((denise valdez)) for sports fans...
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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. s right to choose even when her health is at risk. for me and my patients,
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and now... its the return of college football! ((dave courvoisier)) >> so what better way to celebrate than by tailgating? stadium with all the excitement before kick off. ((jon tritsch)) ((denise valdez)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five.
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