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fury at walter johnson middle school... where children have been held in the school all day... and angry parents want their kids released. thanks for joining us live at 11... i'm paul joncich. ((denise valdez)) >> and i'm denise valdez. the school has been dealing with a haz-mat situation... after a student brought mercury to the campus this morning. we have team coverage live from the school near buffalo and alta. shakala alvaranga was first on scene ... shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> paul and denise, honestly, we were all quite shocked when we got here ... the street is lined with vehicles ... and there are hundreds of parents out here still waiting to get their kids. many of them are understandably outraged at the lack of communication and what has unfolded today.
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them anymore, other than that the lease and the school aren't even telling to us. they said they aren't at authority to say anything.")) police say at least eight kids were exposed to mercury. the school was put on lockdown just before noon today.
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this afternoon. as to why this process is taking so long, police say the environmental protection agency is collecting shoes and back packs. students are being screened and cleared before leaving the building. as for food, these students have been here for hours .... we're told they have been given cinnabuns and water. and we just spoke with one family who brought mcdonalds to help feed some of those students. ((22;03;15;04 "everyones tired and they wanna go home and a lot of our friends have been since 11 o clock and its already gonna be here an other 2 - 4 hours so it pretty crazy.")) meanwhile, classes at walter johnson middle school have been canceled tomorrow as a precaution ... to ensure that the school can be cleaned before students return. ((shakala alvaranga)) >> back out here live -- we are told that no one has been hurt and all of the kids are fully cooperating with the
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8 news now. ((shakala alvaranga)) ((paul joncich)) thank you, shakala... obviously a dynamic scene outside the school tonight... 8 news now reporter brittney edney continues our team coverage live outside the school. britney. ((brittany edney)) it's just after 11pm and officials are telling us that they've only screened a little over 50 percent of the kids here.... and there's an estimated 12-13-hundred students. so this is going to be a long night for people... says that the epa is screening students for their safety and the district has to follow their guidance for releasing students. captain ken young of ccsd's police department says they've brought in out of state resources to help--- specifcally the california epa. and they're having to check student's shoes and backbacks before they leave... which is why this is taking so
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hair-pulling situation for all involved--- capt young says they've actually been through something like this before. ((capt ken young, ccsd pd "we had one about two years ago at a high school, the protocols are still the same")) ((brittany edney)) >> another problem we're seeing here tonight is k roads surrounding the school for about 5 blocks in each directions and some people are blocking others in so it's creating even more frustration for parents. ((brittany edney)) back here live--- once they get their kids, some of them have had trouble getting out. capt young tells us there's no word yet on when this will all wrap up but says the students won't be spending the night. but it's getting very late in
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-students and staff must be screened before they leave the campus. -the e-p-a is collecting student and sf students will then be screened and cleared before being dismissed. -students' belongings will be returned to them at a later time. -classes at walter johnson middle school are canceled tomorrow. ccsd calls this a precautionary measure to ensure the school can be cleaned before students return. ((denise valdez)) we want to read you the official statement from ccsd... in response to this whole situation. --quote-- "the epa is screening students for their safety. we have to follow their guidance for releasing students. school police and metro are their as well assisting as well
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((paul joncich)) while we don't know what type of mercury was brought into the school, young people have been known to play with liquid metallic mercury, the kind found in old thermometers . fortunately, that kind is not easily absorbed through the skin. inhaling mercury vapor would be much more dangerous. children who are exposed to it may show redness in the cheeks, nose and lips, along with rashes and increased sensitivity to light./// parents are sounding off on social media... and showing support. ana writes "my heart goes out to you parents. the poor kids.
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at 11. metro police are still working to determine if they're investigati murder. police responded to calls that a man was hit by a car near bonanza and pecos around 2:40 this afternoon. he was pronounced dead at the scene. witnesses told police they heard a loud thud and saw a car speed off. investigators want the driver to come forward: (( jason letkiewicz, metro: "come on in and talk to us. we need to give you a chance to tell what happened. we need to hear your story. the longer you stay out the less likely it seems that it was an accident. so please, come talk to us. let us know what happened." ))
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a small white coupe with damage that could be the vehicle they're looking for. the victim is a heavyset man in his 30's... who may live outside the apartment complex where he was hit. if you have any information... please call crime stoppers./// ((paul joncich)) the most wanted man in southern nevada is behind bars tonight... and you're about to see how he slipped out of his handcuffs. alonso perez spent five days on the run after escaping from police. he was finally caught last night. this vido body weight to pry off his cuffs while in police custody. then, he found a vent in the ceiling of the interview room..crawled up into it, and then out of the station.. and into a truck without being seen. it took police 40 minutes to realize he was gone. north las vegas police admit mistakes were made: (("we're not perfect, the police are simply not perfect but we will learn from our mistakes so they are not repeated and that's the goal.")) ((paul joncich))
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notice at the residence where perez was caught.. it clearly states that the tenant knew perez was living there... and didn't report it. and the landlord says by doing that, the tenant put nearby residents in jeopardy. so far no one else was been charged: (("i was pretty shocked and pretty upset knowing the fact that there's a bunch of kids here and this is a person that murdered somebody and was a couple doors down from my house." )) ((paul joncich)) >> perez is facing several charges tonight.. murder... along with escape. he is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning./// ((denise valdez)) what's left of hurricane newton is still strong enough to carry a string of storms across arizona. and check this out, a funnel cloud in the town of williams... west of flagstaff. it never touched the ground though. parts of the state were under flash flood warnings... so we turn it over to tedd now, are they in the clear or does arizona still have reason to worry?/// ((tedd florendo)) ((( winds have actually helped.
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over the weekend. still a slight haze in the air, but the winds also not as strong as yesterday. temps this morning dropped as low as 69 at mccarran. we haven't seen that temps since may, so the unofficial end to summer felt like it this morning. plenty of sunshiine and cooler today than yesterday. .......... ......................... .......... let's take you through the the eveing with your planner. temps stay warm tonight but not hot. we have light breezes but not windy. looking at clear skies again with only a slight haze in the air for this evening. we have a the rest of the week, coming up in your weathernow forecast.
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middle school we're going back live with an update right after this break.///
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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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held inside walter johnson middle school due to a mercury scare that started this morning. ((paul joncich)) >> shakala alvaranga joins us live again with a little girl who just got released after a screening. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga))
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((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter today than 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. ................................
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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 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 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
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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. the unlv football program has struggled for years. >> but maybe tony sanchez can help turn things around. chris is here with sports. ((chris maathuis)) >> if unlv beats ucla at the rose bowl... lots of eyes will suddenly focus on football. there's a lot of numbers that paint a picture of gloom and doom... but maybe those days are behind em. plus... look who's back ready for a fight... the pac-man more coming up next here on channel 8. ((chris maathuis)) historically the rebels have
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numbers look pretty gloomy. since 2006 -- nearly a decade -- unlv has won 7 road games and three of those came in 2013. the rebels have lost 12 in a row to teams from a power five conference. last win came against iowa state in 2008. they've dropped 13 straight non-conference road games dating back to 2008. they haven't won a opening road game since 2007. but all that can change with a win at the rose bowl saturday. 1/2 point underdog. tony sanchez/unlv head coach: "regardless of point spreads they mean nothing, look home many team were favored and didn't win, you had power five schools lose to 1-aa scores... we had a school in our conference go to overtime with a 1-aa school so i don't care what the lines are, the lines don't dictate the players on the field do, so we're excited to get out there and get after em." ((chris maathuis)) kickoff is set for 5 pm on the
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unlv to the famous rose bowl. nfl commissioner roger goodell told the associated press that he disagrees with colin kaepernick's choice to kneel during the national anthem. at the same time goodell says he recognizes his right to protest. goodell says he supports players who want to see change in society but that, quote-- "we believe very strongly in patriotism in the nfl." ((chris maathuis)) former champion manny pacquiao is back in the u.s. for a few days to promote his upcoming fight with las vegan jess v tonight to promote his upcoming fight at the thomas and mack. where ever he goes a huge crowd follows. this time it'll be different... the pac-man is a senator, so he won't be spending a bunch of time here... he's got responsibilities back home. manny pacquiao/former champ: "this training camp i'll train in the philippines while i'm working in the office, something is kind of different. thank you to all the fans and all your support and please watch november 5 against jessie vargas, he's the
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former rebel great stacey augmon is back where he thrives best... and that's in the nba. the milwaukee bucks are going to hire the 48-year-old nba veteran as an assistant. before coming back to unlv and working under rice, he was an assistant with the denver nuggets for four years. ((paul joncich)) another check at walter ongoing mercury investigation. a live report next./// ((paul joncich))
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i come from a big family. a whole lot of people. a whole lot of love. and a whole lot of food. my dad's family was from mexico. my mom's was from italy. 60 years ago they met here in nevada and we grew as a family really grew as a family. dad got his start parking cars at the dunes hotel. but he went on to be the head of tourism for las vegas and helped build the city we know today.
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attorney general. catherine took on the big banks when they preyed on homeowners. and forced them to pay one point nine billion dollars to nevadans. she became a national leader in protecting children from sex traffickers. and passed laws to keep seniors safe from crooked scams. i'm catherine cortez masto, i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems, isn't that something
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school... it's now 11:30 and hundreds of students cannot leave after a mercury scare. ((denise valdez)) >> we're hearing stories of hungry children inside who've been sustaining themselves on junk food. brittany edney joins us live to tell us that the community is stepping up to help tonight. ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live
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>> the late show with stephen colbert is next with
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>> stephen: we believe the iphone 7 is the most exciting iphone yet. you've heard the rumors and, yes, they are true. we have removed the headphone jack. ( applause ) thank you. we also got rid of the hom button. ( applause ) now, some companies might stop there. but we thought if less is more, how much more could we less? we think you'll be very excited about all the things we didn't include. for instance, that fragile glass front? gone. ( applause ) and with no front, do you really need a back? also, the iphone 7 never needs to be charged because there is

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