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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 the week however with temps peaking on thursday and friday. humidity remains very dry as well. ...... ............................. ......... 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.
people to make their way to las vegas this labor day. 8 news now reporter michael stevens has more on your holiday travel outlook. ((michael stevens)) >> labor day marks the unofficial end to summer... and it is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. trip advisor numbers show nationwide 37-percent of people plan on taking-off this weekend... that's up 10-percent from last year. in order to keep everyone safe on our roads... a number of law enforcement agencies are teaming up to target heavily populated areas such as ti between california and las vegas. on average, about 45-thousand people drive this stretch per day... adding up to about 16-million cars per year. with this stretch being one of the busiest in the country... troopers from the nevada and california highway patrol are joining forces cracking down on drivers not following the rules of the road: ((trooper jason buratczuk // nevada highway patrol: last year we had three fatals on labor day weekend, just in las vegas alone -- which even on fatal is unacceptable. but three that's just too much
make this road as safe as possible.)) >> the agencies taking part are focusing on speeders... distracted drivers... and people not wearing their seat belts. their overall goal is to cut down on traffic collisions on this busy weekend. in order to keep everyone safe on our roads... a number of law enforcement agencies are teaming up to target heavily populated areas such as the i-15 corridor between california and las on average, about 45-thousand people drive this stretch per day... adding up to about 16-million cars per year. with this stretch being one of the busiest in the country... troopers from the nevada and california highway patrol are joining forces cracking down on drivers not following the rules of the road: ((christianne klein)) >> we're told n-h-p, c-h-p, metro police... as well as officers from the henderson police department are teaming up to combat speeders and drunk drivers./// ((paul joncich)) drastic cha ahead for our fifth largest school district. yesterday, the state unanimously approved a plan to completely reorganize ccsd. it will take most of the control
hand it over to individual principals, teachers and parents. basically... each ccsd school will be it's own precinct. ((nevada senator michael roberson: so what you'll see over time is a more efficient streamlined central admin with more of the existing dollars going to the schools )) >> next week, 12 lawmakers that create the legislative commission are expected to give the final stamp of approval. it's designed to be in place by next fall./// ((christianne klein)) the southern nevada health department has confirmed a second case of saint louis they tell us the man is 50 years old but doesn't have the more serious form of the disease. the first case that was confirmed last month was also a man... but he had the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness. his case was the first since in the county since 2007. for a look at the areas where mosquitoes have tested positive for saint louis encephalitis head over to our website... las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) metro police are investigating two homicides that
accidental. that one happened at a park in the 900 block of west lake mead boulevard near m-l-k. when they responded to the call around eight--- they found a man near the basketball courts suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital where he died. police tell us after interviewing the person responsible... it appears the shooting was an accident. charges will be considered by the clark county district attorney in coordination with detectives./// ((christianne klein)) >c person responsible for a shooting in the 400 block of north circle. that's near paradise and twain. police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley. they ask anyone with information on this shooting to call crime stoppers at the number located at the bottom of your screen./// ((paul joncich)) brock turner has been released from jail. the former-stanford university swimmer sparked a national outcry when he was sentenced to only six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
half that time. 21-year-old brock turner walked out of santa clara county jail friday.. he was released on good behavior - after serving just three months behind bars. that's only half of a six-month sentence already under fire as too lenient. the ex-stanford university swimmer was convicted of sexual assault against an unconscious woman outside a fraternity party in january 2015. the case exploded nationally amid criticism of judge aaron persky's sentencing in the case.. statement from the victim swept through social media. efforts to recall judge persky continue.. he removed himself from hearing criminal cases, starting next week. turner faces three years of supervised probation -- and must register as a sex offender for life. he's said to be heading to dayton, ohio to live with his parents. his lawyers indicate he will appeal his conviction. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles.
assembly voted 66-0 to toughen mandatory prison sentences for the same crime. governor jerry brown has not said whether he will sign it./// ((paul joncich)) as a result of the case and his earlier release... dozens showed up to protest outside the san jose, california hall of justice. they're asking for judge persky to be recalled. advocates believe that judge persky has a pattern of bias in favor of those accused of violence against women and say it is very disturbing. ((rape survivor: "i hope judge per much the problem as brock turner is")) ("this also sent a dangerous message to victims of sexual violence.)) ((we believe that the handling of this case was not lawful and we need to get to the bottom of this. we also need to find out if the judge has done this before.")) ((paul joncich)) >> protestors also don't believe persky had the right to allow turner to leave the state of california to return to his home in ohio. /// ((christianne klein)) straight ahead on the
latest bid to get minority voters support... as well as documents and notes from the investigation into hillary clinton's private email server. ((paul joncich)) >> and coming up later in the show... a mother is outraged after jetblue put her five-year-old son on the wrong flight. where her son turned up nearly four hours later./// ((paul joncich))
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to is investigation into hillary clintons use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. it is a move the clinton campaign says it has wanted. >> on the other side of the aisle--- donald trump is on the road today and is reaching out to black voters. craig boswell has the latest on the race for the white house. the fbi released notes from it's july interview with hillary clinton about her use of a private email server. --clinton told fbi agents she did not recall receiving emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system. --she said she never deleted, or told anyone to delete email to avoid complying with federal laws.
prosecuted but did say she had been careless in handling classified material. (standup bridge: craig boswell, cbs news, washington, d.c.) (:30-:40) the fbi investigation also says clinton did not ask for permission to use the private server. clinton's emails have been a major line of attack from her republican opponent donald trump. trump's campaign issued a statementsaying in part: clinton's reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability show she cannot be trusted with the presidency and its chief obligation as commander-in-chief of the u.s. armed forces. trump is in discussion with black leaders. the meeting comes a day before the republican nominee is scheduled to visit a predominantly black church in detroit. (sot: john dickerson/cbs news political director) (1:04-1:12) "this again is another show event, as part of the new strategy to show he is a new candidate than the one who is frightening that group of republican voters." minority voters and emails will be major topics when trump and clinton will debate for the first time later this month.
the september 26th debate will be moderated by lester holt.. elaine quijano of cbs will moderate the vice presidential debate in october./// ((christianne klein)) and remember we are your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season. you can stay up to date on the local and national races here on channel 8.. and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader... ((christianne klein)) >> we explain how the recent flooding in louisiana is shedding light on a nationwide problem in the job market./// announcer: you're
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lia and the rebuild is starting. ((paul joncich)) but the recent flooding is shedding light on a problem within the job market. construction employment is on a slow decline. a study from the associated general contractors of america shows 69 percent of contractors have a hard time finding eough qualified workers. ((christianne klein)) >> now of those contractors surveyed in the south, nearly 3 out of 4 are facing the same problem. in the meantime, one company in louisiana is working overtime to connect contractors with workers
recruiting director, savard, "a lot of companies, both that we work for and other industries, they're kind of pouring into this market. they see the need, they see the people want to rebuild, they want to do it quickly." )) ((christianne klein)) >> moving forward... savard expects the demand to be filled by out of state contractors. savard is encouraging anyone looking for work to go to their website, savard group dot net. it has a listing of flood recovery jobs, and the skills required./// ((paul joncich)) we're expected to stay in the 90's for tm >> that's welcome news to folks with outdoors plans. tedd's out at first friday tonight enjoying it with thousands of folks downtown. ((tedd florendo)) ((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter today than yesterday with triple-digits around the region.
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. not-as-hot for the locales on the west side of town especially the foothills and certainly the mountains where it appears to be cool .... 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 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
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. .......................... ......... ................ re's the forecast.'s by morningn overnight. should be comfortable and clear by morning wit wake-up temps it returning again tomorrow. .............................. . .................. tended temps show hotter temps we head through the weepectinge workweek. staying dry as no monsoon has b. wind could be breezy at times rough the week, but it's next ek and late wkd when we doantic. monsoon could return late next week or thek to long range models but that could change as well.
((paul joncich)) a 90-year-old fort worth woman has a point to prove. and she's going to do it by walking all the way from fort worth, to the nation's capitol. ((christianne klein)) >> ken molestina caught up with the woman as she started on her journey to ask why she's going to do it. - laughing her laugh is proof of just how much energy opal lee is packing. opal lee/ fort worth resident "you know what they say if you don't use them you're going to lose them. so i move around a lot" and now this 90-year
country walk. "you've got to do what you got to do. so', i'm just going to do it." mrs. lee plans to walk up to 10 miles a day until she gets to washington d-c with a message for our country's leaders. along the way she'll be collectiing signatures for a petition to make "juneteenth" which commemorates the abolotion of slavery a national day of observance. "people need to know that juneteeth is a unyfying celebration." her plan has stirred up all kinds of support from friends and family. "you're going to make "they were going to give me a nike endorsement..i said i don't need nike i need an r-v so i can sleep." ken: "so if you don't want the nike endorsement what do you plan on wearing on this walk?" opal: "what's wrong with what i've got on? because this is what i am going to wear, and this is my walking shoes....i think these dr. scholls or dr. sombebody's" mrs. opal won't be alone on her walk. she'll be joined by a
hopes to make friends every step of the way. "they'll be people along the way who might want go a mile or two." and if they're lucky... . "anybody who has an idea needs to take it and run with it." she'll share a life long lessons as well. "i'm getting so much attention i don't know how to take it." ((paul joncich)) >> mrs. lee said she normally walks about 1 to 2 miles every day. signatures in hand in time to see the president before he leaves office./// ((christianne klein)) tropical storm hermine has passed through florida--- but has put quite the damper on the fight against zika. coming up we explain the cleanup efforts underway to help prevent the virus from spreading./// ((paul joncich)) >> plus... a cool down is coming just in
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rain and strong winds to georgia and the carolinas. at least one death has been blamed on the storm, which made landfall overnight in florida as a category one hurricane. ((paul joncich)) >> a seven-foot storm surge and several inches of rain flooded streets, and downed trees knocked out power to more than 100-thousand residents. in south carolina... the wind has been picking up and the area is expected to see up to nine inches of rain by the time hermine moves on. ((gordon geer/charleston, sc) "been there, done that a couple of times. it shouldn't be that bad. it's just the wind, it's easy. rain.")) ((paul joncich)) >> the storm surge predicted to hit the coast of virginia this weekend could create waves as high as eight feet. the governor there has declared a state of emergency./// ((christianne klein)) >> tropical storm hermine could also have a devastating effect on florida's fight against zika. there's concern the heavy rainfall and high winds will sideline efforts to control mosquitoes. michelle miller has the story. (gov. rick scott, r-fl) (:00-:06) "we have to get rid of standing water. that's the most important thing we can do now and after the this storm hits." in the lead up to
removing even the smallest traces of water to stop the spread of zika. (jim morales, miami beach city manager) (:15-:18, quick) "i think all of us expected that there would be mosquitoes carrying zika." after inspecting nearly 25-hundred samples, florida officials identified the virus in three groups of mosquitoes trapped in miami beach - a first in the united states. (dr. chris braden, cdc) (:30-:36) "if there are positive traps, we know when, we know where. we can identify where this transmission is occurring." one of those positive traps was at the miami beach botanical garden which has temporarily closed while crews remo i plants. the flowers collect water where mosquitoes can breed. and while hurricane hermine could drop more than a foot of rain in parts of the state, scientists say its impact on mosquitoes is a double-edged sword. (dr. peter hotez, baylor college national school of tropical medicine dean) (:59-1:05) "the good news about hurricanes is that they can wash away mosquito populations. // the downside is that the hurricane will interrupt any ongoing efforts of mosquito
see the reappearance of mosquitoes." (michelle miller, cbs news, new york) (1:16-1:35) another problem florida is facing in fighting zika is cost - the director of the c-d-c said this week that funds have almost run out. the house will consider a one-point-one billion dollar zika bill when it returns from vacation next week. michelle miller, cbs news, new york ((christianne klein)) the florida department of services said 95 more trapped mosquitoes have tested negative since those three were found. intensive trapping and testing continues./// ((paul joncich)) for labor day weekend... we're expected to stay in the 90's for the most part. ((christianne klein)) >> that's welcome news to folks with outdoors plans. tedd's out at first friday tonight enjoying it with thousands of folks downtown. ((tedd florendo))
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 the week however with temps peaking on thursday and friday. humidity remains very dry as well. .......................... ......... .................. evening planner calling for warm
her son, and the boy presented to her, each had boarded flights from santiago - and both had arrived at incorrect destinations. jet blue told cbs news... "...our teams in jfk and boston immediately took steps to assist the children in reaching their correct destinations. while the children were always under the care and supervision of jetblue crewmembers, we realize this situation was distressing for the families." believes her son may be kidnapped." attorney sanford rubenstein is representing the family: (sanford rubenstein/attorney) (1:18-:123) "we have written to the faa requesting an independent investigation." while martinez says she will never send her son on another solo flight... she recounted the happy moment they were reunited. "i grabbed him (spanish) and i held him and cried because i then had him in my hands thank god." (anna werner, cbs
review of the incident. the airline refunded the family's flights. and while it gave them a 21-hundred-dollar credit towards future jetblue flights, martinez doubts she will cash in on that offer. anna werner, cbs news, new york ((paul joncich)) >> martinez said her son was wearing a wristband with his name on it. but the other child was carrying andy's passport./// ((christianne klein)) georgetown university has a new plan to try and make up for an ugly moment from its past. catholic college sold 272 slaves in the 18-30's to help pay off the school's debts. georgetown now says it will give preference in admissions to the descendants of those former slaves - whose names are listed on this historic census list. officials at the university says while they know the apology is a good gesture--- there's plenty of work that lies ahead. ((ayodele aruleba, georgetown) "although this is a first good step on behalf of georgetown university, i am really looking forward to future initiatives and further
legacies of slavery still seen today.")) there are currently no plans to offer scholarships for those descendants-- but georgetown is one of the country's few need-blind, full cost schools. the president explains, this ensures no undergraduate is prevented from attending because of financial need./// ((paul joncich)) if you're looking to take a quick weekend getaway with the kiddos we have just the spot. ((christianne klein)) >> it's a dino destination with a virtual aquarium that's settng quite the standard for
this is 8 news now at four. ((christianne klein)) after opening a year ago... owners with "moab giants paleo safari" in utah celebrated the opening of its final exhibit with a ribbon cutting. ((paul joncich)) >> chelsea helms attended the exciting event--- and explains the new attraction--- the first of it's kind in the u-s. it's where dreams and
"please do not tease the animals " screams, laughter, and question asking can be heard throughout the moab giants paleo safari in utah.. sounds that laici shumway says is music to her ears "all of the kids come through and they ask if the dinosaurs are real some of them they want them to be, others do not." for the last year, the park has been operating, offering a blend of adventure and science to those thrusting for a taste of the prehistoric era "we look forward to dinosaur adventure we can offer" from a museum, to a 3d theater, to a trail featuring a timeline filled with life size dinosoars, attendees are exploring and learning about all things dino "a visit to this park will teach a student more than any teacher can teach in one day in the class room" however shumway says the paleo safari hasn't been complete until now, with the official opening of the 5-d paleo aquarium featuring ancient
aquarium.. an exh she says is the first like it's kind in the u.s. "it's really intense and kind of involves all the emotions and i don't want to ruin the surprise but it's really amazing" and with the final attraction added representatives celebrated by holding a ribbon cutting symoblizing the completion of their moab giants adventure>> ((paul joncich)) m months out of the year... closed during december and january... and for information on how to get in on the dino action, head to moab-giants- dot-com. ((christianne klein)) sony is launching a new walkman that's made mostly from in gold. ((paul joncich)) >> how much high tech junkies can expect to dish out for the gadget./// announcer: you're
((christianne klein)) an embarrassing setback for the world's biggest selling smartphone maker-- samsung has issued a huge recall of one of its flagship devices. it's recalling all two-point-five million galaxy note sevens it has sold so far. month ago. ((paul joncich)) >> the tech company said there's been several claims that the note-7 can catch on fire while charging. samsung is pausing sales of the devices... and will offer the customers effected a new product for free to replace it in the coming weeks. ((paul joncich)) and a music-player throwback with a huge pricetage. sony is selling a new walkman with a price tag of 32-hundred dollars. it's meant for high tech junkies who really have a thing for super
yesterday with triple-digits around the region. winds 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. ................................
to the east side of town where 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 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. st 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 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
turning again tomorrow. ............................. .e rkweek. aying dry as no monsoon en seen.nd could be breezy at t 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.
most beloved films in theaters this weekend. town square a-m-c will be showing "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" and "blazing saddles" saturday and sunday. tickets will go for five-bucks per film. wilder died monday due to complications from alzheimer's disease. he was 83./// ((paul joncich)) more reaction to colin kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem. ((christiae joining in his protest. we have the latest straight ahead./// >> plus... earthquakes... flooding... extreme heat. it's all possible in southern nevada... but are you prepared for it? coming up at 5... hear what you need to do to be ready for an emergency./// announcer: you're
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u-n-r says it's standing behind their former quarterback... colin kaepernick and will not remove his display. since his protest, people are complaining about .. and want his display case removed from the reno airport. ((paul joncich)) and last night the san francisco 49ers q.b. fueled more criticism as the quarterback continued his controversial protest. chris martinez reports. 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick once again refused to stand during the star spangled banner.. this time at thursday night's
and moments after the team's annual salute to the military. he was also joined in protest by his teammate, safety eric reid. the crowd erupted in boos as kaepernick took the field to start the game... immediately leading the 49ers to their first touchdown. after the game, kaepernick addressed the protest. we want to make sure the message we're trying to send isn't coming along with it. kaepernick's actions first captured attention last week when he stayed seated during the national anthem at another preseason game protesting what he calls -oppression of minorities in america. (chris martinez/cbs news/san diego) fans at thursday night's game had plenty to say about kaepernick's political activism. "kaepernick , don't ever
ever again, brother." /// "he's doing a huge thing by speaking out and speaking up and taking a stand and saying something is acknowledging something that is repressed in this country and has been for a long time." kaepernick has vowed to indefinitely continue his protest... but the question is: will he get the chance. some nfl insiders speculate the 49ers may cut kaepernick from the team's roster... because of his performance on the field. chris martinez, cbs news, san diego. ((christianne klein)) >> last month, kaepernick also wore socks ((paul joncich)) back here in the valley... friday night lights will be burning hot in just a couple of hours as bishop gorman takes on florida cocoa in tonight's fan choice. ((christianne klein)) 8 news now sports reporter will be live at six tonight previewing the excitement--- and we'll have a complete wrap of game tonight at 11./// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. christianne klein >> 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter.
the message her grieving family is now sharing with other parents ((dave courvoisier)) >> the clark county school district is one step closer to completely reorganizing. but how do lawmakers expect to pay for it ? ((denise valdez)) >> extreme heat... earthquakes... flooding. las vegas is no stranger to disaster... so what can you do to make sure your family is prepared?///
news now at five.")) ((denise valdez)) >> a 13 year old valley teen took her own life... after her family says she was bullied. good evening i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier. metro police say she jumped from a casino parking structure on the west side. 8 news now reporter mauricio marin spoke exclusively with the girl's mother. he's live with more on her emotional plea to other parents. ((mauricio marin)) never made it to class thursday morning here at sig rogich middle school. when her mom found out--she knew right away something was wrong. but never imagined her daughter would take her own life.