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campus. right now, police don't believe this was a hoax... and are chalking it up as, "kids being kids." many of the earlier reports were that a student broke a thermometer with mercury in it... but police cleared it up and said that's not the case. captain ken young corrected himself saying he was just using that as an example as to how much mercury was spilled. whatever the amount... it called for a huge response. as each person in the building had to be examined one-by-one... to make sure they didn't have ((tim: this is the largest, decontamination in the history of our department. almost 13-hundred people were either screened or decontaminated in that amount of time. if it happened at mall or a hospital it would've taken the same amount of time.)) ((michael stevens)) >> 17-hours... that's about how long the process took. it went into the early morning hours. we were on the air-around 4-am
released to their parents. frustration, that's probably the best way to sum up the mood outside. c-c-s-d police say they understand why family members feel that way... but say they needed to do this to make sure mercury was not tracked back home. i did ask... if the district was happy with how things were handled? they said, somethings can be re-looked at. today's news conference ended...with officials saying members from the e-p-a need to do more work at the school. of course, classes are canceled... going to be in contact with parents about how they're moving forward. kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) >> michael, do police know who had the chemical. ((michael stevens)) >> kirsten, we're told they're in the process of figuring that out... as for an sort of consequences... police say that's something
((kirsten joyce)) through the night and well into this morning....some of the parents at walter johnson junior high were angry, tired and upset over what they say was a lack of communication. tonight, the school district will be having a town hall to address parents' concerns.. meanwhile the e-p-a is going back to the school to make sure everything is ok.. reporter nia wong.. nia.. ((nia wong)) >> kirsten. parents were still waiting to have their kids released up until 5 this morning. many of them did share their frustrations with me. >> one mother says when she began peeking through cafeteria windows for her daughter....scho ol officials put blankets over them to block the view.
kept demanding his son back. despite this ordeal lasting as long as it did, we caught up with one father who was up this morning. he didn't want to go on camera but he did say some parents weren't helping the situation out here... still he tells us the school and the district should have done more. ((father of johnson jr. high student: they didn't handle it right. they were unprepared. it's not their fault but the school district needs to do something, some kind of changes because anytime, any moment, any school could be on lockdown. i get that. but thes they have to do for those kids in there without leaving the grounds )) >> now tonight the school district will be holding a town hall for parents to answer any questions or concerns. it begins at 6 tonight at nearby walter e jacobson elementary school.. that's near alta and cimarron. ((nia wong)) >> this incident brings up a reminder to parents.. make sure you know what is in your
them to school.. reporting live . nia wong. 8 news now./// ((kirsten joyce)) bail was set at more than a million dollars for the murder suspect who escaped custody in north las vegas. 25-year old alonso perez had two court appearances today. his bail was set at more than one million dollars... in a north las vegas court for the murder charges. the 25- year- old is accused of killing a man outside a norht las vegas fast food restaurant last month. he was on the run from police over the weekend... after breaking his handcs through the ceiling, and stealing a truck. he had a separate hearing in las vegas court this morning just on the charges related to the escape. an additional bail was set there for 100- thousand- dollars. perez is expected to be back in court on september 22./// ((kirsten joyce)) we've got a number of activities around the valley this weekend... the weather is shaping up quite warm for it, right sherry... ((sherry swensk))
morning... with temps only cooling off to the 70s early this morning. ............. with plenty of sunshine... we're on our way back to the low 90s already and will get closer to that century mark today. ............ high pressure anchored over cloud-free. it's also responsible for the heat and as it grows stronger each day toward the weekend - the highs go up just a bit each more everyday. ............ that's why the fall watering schedule keeps those time of day watering restrictions in place for september because the afternoons can still be so hot - like today. ......... steadily climbing through the
this afternoon. ............ 100s are coming and we'll see how long they last in your full weather now forecast./// ((kirsten joyce)) we are getting a closer look at what funding for a potential nfl stadium would look like. and today the oversight committee will be discussing a potential hotel tax hike to fund it. the developers.. las vegas sands and majestic realty are pushing to finish negotiations and get approval from lawmakers. they submed potential bill that will be discussed at today's meeting starting at one o'clock. developers estimate a stadium would cost 1 point 9 billion dollars. 750 million of that would come from the hotel tax./// ((kirsten joyce)) both presidential candidates attended a televised commander in chief forum in new york last night: ((hrc sot) i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. )) ((kirsten joyce))
mistake but defended her handling of top secret information. donald trump appeared separately.. where he said the military needs new leadership and praised russian president vladimir putin during the forum: (( trump) in that system, he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader)) ((kirsten joyce)) >> president obama also fired back this morning from laos.. saying donald trump is unfit to be president./// ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// expression through art. dozens of artists were among those at ground zero on nine-eleven. the exhibit where they share their experience through their work... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader. ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and sherri brian loftus, kirsten joyce and sherri danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes.
brazil. the other 3 swimmers with lochte at the time have agreed to four month suspensions. the scandal lead to lochte losing several endorsement deals./// ((kirsten joyce)) among the thousands of witnesses when the twin towers came under attack on nine-eleven... were artists who worked in studios near ground zero. many are using their paint brushes to record the tragedy and it's aftermath. one of them.. todd stone who painted a series of water colors he calls "witness." he and a dozen similar artists are showing september 11 memorial and museum: ((todd stone/ artist) it allowed me to have a physical connection to the loss that was suffered here by rubbing my hands into the ash and incorporating it into the paintings. )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> stone now paints from his studio on the 67th floor of one of the new world trade center buildings.. where he can watch the rebirth of lower manhattan./// ((kirsten joyce))
be sure to watch our 9/11 special here on 8 news now.. sunday from 5-30am to 6-30am. we'll take you to the many memorials across the country.. and hear from those whose lives were forever changed that day. again that's sunday morning at 5-30... here on channel 8. we'll be right back./// ((kirsten joyce)) combining summer treats: ((
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........... the calendar still says summer and it definitely feels like it. right now temps are in the upper 80s and low 90s... so it's not nearly as hot as july and august... but more 100s on the way starting tomorrow. ............ system that will drop in from the cooler northwest and that will increase the winds and allow cooler air to filter into the desert again. ............ highs today right up against
century mark... and then we should make it tomrorow, saturday and sunday. overnight lows are warmer, too. we won't feel those more comfortable 60s until next week. ............. the sun is gone before 7 p.m. now and something to look for this evening with our clear skies is the first quarter moon set up wh the jet stream is positioned over the northern tier of the u.s. to bring the cooler air into the midwest and mix it up with the tropical leftover of newton. ........... rain has ended over the desert southwest and now causing heavy rain and thunderstorms from the plains to the upper midwest. .............. highs today will keep rising above normal through sunday.
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a non-profit that provides job training... coaching... and support for job seekers.. is holding thier annual gala in october. in today's now you know segment... janet blumen... the founder and ceo of foundation for an independent tomorrow.. and tyler corder.. one of the board members.. are here to tell us about it. blumen: -- first of all... tell us about the foundation.. and it's goals. -- you speak directly to tell us about the foundation.. and it's goals. -- you speak directly to employers to find out what they need right? -- what kind of challenges do
the secret turned out to be a lot of butter fat: (( melissa tavvs/founder and ceo, tipsy scoop) i think the first recipe was basically a milkshake which isn't bad (brook:) no, it was probably delicious (melissa:) but we really wanted it to be a true ice cream )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the ice creams are unlikely to get you truly tipsy. chemistry and the law keep the alcohol content to 5% by volume. shoppers have to be over 21... and state-by-state struggle./// that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley's news leader. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter.
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