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((21;36;12 "my phones dead so i can't even contact them anymore, other than that the lease and the school rep. aren't even telling to us. they said they aren't at authority to say anything.")) ((brian loftus)) parents have been out all night at walter johnson jr high .. where students have been slowly being released. i since 11 am yesterday ... for mercury exposure .. after a student brought it to school. thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. we have team coverage on the developing situation from outside the school near alta and buffalo .. 8 news now reporter michael stevens has been talking to parents all night ... and nia wong has the latest on the developing situation... which is where we will begin this morning .. nia? ((nia wong)) >> throughout the morning we
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that's because they tell us they're having their being told to place their shoes and backpacks in trash bags in order to get screened and leave. >> the clark county school district says the epa is screening students for their safety and the district has to follow their guidance before letting students out. captain ken young of ccsd's police department says they've brought in out of state resources to help--- specifcally the california epa. parents are still very upset out here peeking through cafeteria windows for her daughter....scho ol officials put blankets over them to block the view. another parent says he was threatned to be arrested if he kept demanding his soon back. they all tell me they just want to know how their kids are doing during this lockdown. ((raela/released student: i was inside the school itself (yeah) for at least 5-6 hours sitting in a classroom once in a while they gave us graham crackers, cinnamon
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((nia wong)) >> no eta on when students can leave. all students and stuff must be screened for mercury before they can leave. ((nia wong)) >> for now classes are cancelled for today at walter johnson middle school. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) this is obviously a frustrating situation for parents as some children have been holed up since school started about 8 o'clock yesterday morning .. ((brian loftus)) >> we continue our team coverage with 8 news now reporter michael stens michael?
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it's been warm overnight to be waiting outside for their kids. temps in the 90s through midbe evening... 80s by midnight... ............. clear skies after a hot sunny day at 98 degrees. ............. the rain is ending over arizona and getting lighter over new mexico. a funnel cloud over williams as the tropical remnants of newton spread over arizona.
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with hot and dry conditions. looking for highs up near 100 degrees. .............. and check this out, a funnel cloud in the town of williams... west of flagt 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?/// let's take a look at
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the roads with demetria ((demetria obilor)) things look a little different on the south beltway now. instead of the left lane being closed, it's the right one. expect slow downs in the area. working on a repaving project on town center between charleston and summerlin parkway.
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back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) former united faith church pastor otis holland will be serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole... for sexually assaulting three the 60-year-old must serve at least 60 years... so he'll most likely spend the rest of his days behind bars. holland fled to mexico after his initial arrest in 2010. he maintains he didn't get a fair trial. he still faces similar charges in a separate case in henderson involving five alleged victims./// ((kirsten joyce)) we now know the names of the two men who were killed in tuesday night's double murder near torrey pines and smoke ranch. the coroner's office says 24-year-old deante dickson and 28-year-old charles edward
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the men were found in and next to a car after reports of shots fired outside an apartment complex. at least two suspects took off before officers arrived. no arrests have been announced. police are asking for any information you may have in this case./// ((kirsten joyce)) and the man police believe killed his wife in their henderson home before turning the gun on himself has been identified as 38-year-old michael yonke. his wife's identity has not been made public. the woman was in the process of moving out of the home at the time of the shooting two children are in the care of relatives now./// ((brian loftus)) away from the presidential election. ((kirsten joyce)) >> we'll see what kind of tough questions hillary clinton and donald trump had to face at yesterday's town hall. ((brian loftus)) >> and we'lll take a look at the new developments outside the north dakota pipeline protests./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetri danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage.
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tarkanian was ordered by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. danny tarkanian's out for himself, not us.
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the 2016 presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail...a day after making their cases to be commander-in- chief. hillary clinton and donald trump took the same stage during last night's forum in new york but at different times... and fielded tough questions from veterans. (sot q:) do you believe that an undocumented person who serves, who wants to serve in the u.s. armed forces, deserves to stay in this country legally? (sot trump) that's a
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working that out, absolutely. ((brian loftus)) >> hillary clinton, spent much the night defending herself against her email scandal: saying that she communicated to the federal government about the classified information and that she took it very seriously. the two candidates go head to head in their first presidential debate at the end of the month./// ((kirsten joyce)) the north dakota pipeline protests coi commission approved another pipeline to be built. this time in williams county. the pipeline is relatively small, but it will be able to transport 70 thousand barrels of crude oil a day. the commission also set a date for a public hearing for another pipeline next tuesday./// ((kirsten joyce)) and green party presidential candidate jill stein is in trouble with the law... after she joined north dakota protesters pipeline protesters on tuesday stein was allegedly caught on video spray painting a bulldozer at a construction site.
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stein is expected to face charges for the alleged vandalism and trespassing-- a warrant will be issued for her arrest./// ((brian loftus)) calling all athletes the circus is holding auditions. ((kirsten joyce)) >> we'll tell you how you can audition for the ringling brothers./// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((brian loftus))
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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. 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.
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then you're in luck. ((kirsten joyce)) this morning here in the valley to be apart of the ringling brothers. and barnum & bailey. if you want to throw your hat into the ring you can head in to auditions at the fern adair conservatory of the arts. this morning from ten to four. the fern is located on patrick and sagebrush. the selected candidate will go on an 18-month tour with circus extreme./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
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triple digits again for a few days. ............. a good hot weekend for cooling off at the movies or in the pool. and while we'll cool off next week - it may not be the last of the 100s for september. last year our very last 100-degree day came on the last .............. high pressure over the west steering storms over the midwest today and severe weather very likely. ......... highs will peak in the 100s this weekend and then cooler 90s next week. let's take a look at
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((demetria obilor)) there's a crash on southbound grand canyon at flamingo over here near the 215 interchange. the right lane is blocked off. watch out for crashes at buffalo/windmill and bonanza/ hollywood.
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((brian loftus)) coming up at 5-am... we continute our team coverage with the latest on the mercury exposure... at walter johnson junior high. ((kirsten joyce)) >> we hear from frustrated parents... and their reaction over the situation that's been going on now for nearly 20 hours. /// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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where children have been held in the school since yesterday... ((brian loftus)) >> and angry parents want their kids released. the school has been dealing with a haz-mat situation... after a student brought mercury to the campus yesterday morning./// ((brian loftus)) be sure to watch our 9/11 special here on 8 news now.. sunday from 5-30am to 6-30am. that's during the time when the twin towers were hit 15 years ago. we'll take you to the many memorials across the country.. and hear from those whosi forever changed that day. again that's sunday morning at 5-30... here on channel 8. we'll be right back./// ((kirsten joyce)) we now know when the las vegas' newest casino will open just off the strip. the lucky dragon announced a grand opening of december third. the three acre property is on sahara...just west of las vegas boulevard. it will have 200 hotel rooms and a 27- thousand square foot casino floor. they're catering to chinese gamblers... as well as locals and the california crowd. no word on what the december third grand opening will consist of just yet.///
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pour in for our local olympians. connor fields was celebrated at yesterday's city council meeting... and given a key to the city. (( connor fields//gold medal olympian "the thing i want to do most with this platform is to promote the sport of bmx. there's 4 tracks in the valley and its a great family sport for all ages and i hope kids see bmx in the olympics and they want to do that one day and go out to their local usa bmx track." )) ((brian loftus)) >> fields became the first american to win bmx gold during his run in rio. the 23-year-old graduated from green valley high school.. and is currently a student at unlv.///
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there's personnel in there, but not his parent. you know, i can't contact him or anything. so i don't know what's going on." )) brian loftus parents are now leaving walter johnson junior high... after nearly standing outside for over a day... waiting to see their children. loftus. kirsten joyce >> and i'm kirsten joyce. walter johnson is closed today.. after a student brought mercury to school... causing a lockdown since midday yesterday. the clark county school district sent out an official statement on the hazmat situation.. saying --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 as other first responders." ((brian loftus)) >> and that's where we start

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