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walter johnson junior high remains closed for a third day. we'll have a live report with what's next for the school. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- a deadly plane crash in reno kills three on board. what officials say happened.. as soon as the plane took off from the reno tahoe international airport. ((michael stevens)) >> and, we're expecting gusty winds over the next several days. sherry explains the cooler temperatures we'll see. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// news now good day.)) ((michael stevens)) thanks for waking up with us. i'm michael stevens in for brian. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. metro police are investigating a deadly crash... where a bicyclist was hit and killed near torrey pines and charleston. ((michael stevens)) >> police say a ford pick-up truck veered off the road on torrey pines. that's when the driver hit the bicyclist... and continued to drive... ending up through a wall and
his home. he's being charged with hit-and-run and d-u-i. the bicyclist was transported to u-m-c, where he later died. this is the 75th traffic related death in metro's jurisdiction. /// ((kirsten joyce)) developing this morning... three people were killed in a small plane crash.. right as it took off from reno- tahoe international airport. the plane took off the runway.. and immediately experienced technical difficulties.. before crashing into a nearby parking lot. all three people on board died. daily operations at the airpor a majority of that parking lot is closed off as police investigate. /// ((michael stevens)) >> students will not be returning to johnson junior high for a third day. this after the district says epa officials continue to investigate a mercury spill on campus. kirsten joyce >> there are still some areas in the school--- specifically the gym-- where crews are making sure all traces of potentially harmful mercury levels are removed.' ((michael stevens)) >> 8 news now reporter nia wong joins us live from johnson junior high with the latest on
((nia wong)) >> it was a busy weekend for the district and the e-p-a. they were here up until 9 last night testing for traces of mercury. and it was yesterday when the district reveals as much of a quarter of a cup was discovered on campus. the district says a teacher discovered students with the chemical thursday morning but believe it may have been on campus before wednesday. this led to a 20 hour lockdown. students and staff were not them were screened individually by epa investigators. once they were cleared....they were forced to leave without their shoes and backpacks so those could be tested. so far....ccsd says more than 800 bags have been screened and cleared....with at least 100 of those items returned. ((mike barton, ccsd "we care about our students, we care about their families and we want to ensure that when they do return that safety, security and cleaniness is a top priority.")) ((nia wong)) >> the district says students
but they still have not said when they can return this week if at all. ((nia wong)) >> if your student attends this junior high. the district urges parents to keep an eye on their online portal --parent link-- to see if classes will resume tomorrow or not. reporting live from johnson junior high. nia wong 8 news now. ((michael stevens)) >> any idea on when the school district plans to make up these missed school days? ((nia wong)) >> no official days have been set but we do know they're looking at either election day or the week before thanki ((kirsten joyce)) c-c-s-d trustees and volunteers went door- to- door this weekend... encouraging at- risk students to get back in the classroom. it was part of the school district's "reclaim your future" initiative. school staff say some children could be dealing with personal struggles.. that could keep them from getting school essentials.. like food and clothing: (( ramona esparza/principal, valley high school: "we're going to be following up with the families we're going to be calling the students in and mentoring them
"we have four years to really help them gradute and get therough across the stage in june." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the principal at valley hiew high school feels the program has been a success. this year, they had 437 students graduates... which is up from 410 teens that graduated last year. this is the 7th year local educators have hit the streets to get students involved. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) that.
it was a hot weekend hitting 102 saturday and 101 yesterday. ..... breezy winds arrive today and start to break down the heat. southest gusts could reach 30 ............ very dry air stays in place and even fire weather danger sets up for tomorrow with fire weather warnings across our entire forecast area tomorrow. ........
it's being constructed right now as part of the state's centennial bowl project. the mlk on-ramp to northbound 95 is closed through november. use alternates. back to you./// ((michael stevens)) honor the lives lost 15 years ago on september 11th. the tributes that were held across the country to remember our heroes. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and, locals say there's a crack in the spaghetti bowl...but the state isn't taking action. demetria gets to the bottom or it, in "what's driving you crazy?" coming up..
((sherry swensk)) superheroes were out in full force this weekend... to help put a stop to childhood cancer. thousands dressed up for the 5-k at mountains edge exploration park .. to support candlelighters childhood cancer foundation on co-hosting alongside chet buchanan. candlelighter's cause hits home for metro police captain james la-rochelle. his 9-year-old daughter, rosa... was diagnosed with cancer... and says the charity has been nothing but great support: (( james larochelle/metro captain: "when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, particularily a child, it's really devestating, overwhelming, very emotional. it's so good to hear from other folks who've been through this before and to hear
families who lost a piece of their heart that day, i imagine it can seem like just yesterday." )) we'll never forget the events that unfolded on september 11th, 2001. ((michael stevens)) >> the most closely watched tribute was in lower manhattan.. where the twin towers once stood... and where so much rebuilding took place. karin caifa has more on the ceremonies. americans stopped sunday to remember the terror attacks of september 11, 2001 and honor the nearly three thousand people killed that day. new york's memorial spanned much of the morning.. (nats star spangled banner) there were moments of silence at the exact times al qaeda hijackers flew planes into
the towers fell. family members read out the names of the victims... (nats names) and remembered those who were lost. (granvilette kestenbaum/wife of 9/11 victim howard kestenbaum) "we know the shock and grief and anger that follows, the heartache that won't heal." both presidential candidates took a break from the democrat hillary clinton left early because she was feeling ill, according to her campaign ... but was all smiles about about two hours later as she left her daughter's apartment. a moment of silence was held at the pentagon, too where president obama placed a wreath and addressed the crowd. (pres. barack obama) no font necessary "may god bless the memory of the loved ones here and across the country. they remain in our hearts today." and shanksville, pennsylvania - where flight 93
in new york the freedom tower now stands where the twin towers once did -- a monument to resilience ... and the memories of the lives lost. in new york, i'm karin caifa. ((bell ringing)) ((michael stevens)) ceremonies also took place here in the valley. las vegas fire and rescue marked the moment when the first tower collapsed... with a "tolling of the bells" at fire station five. that fire station opened on september 11th, 2004. yesterday, all stations lowered their flags to half staff to honor the lives that were lost./// ((kirsten joyce)) hundreds gathered under fremont's viva vision canopy to also hold a tribute. the procession went from fremont and main... to the 3rd street stage for a moment of silence. no speeches were given... ((mike tomko, retired firefighter: " the kids who weren't around, they weren't born yet for 9/11 need to understand what happened that day, what a tragic day it was and how innocent people we're killed just for just for getting up in the morning and going to work that
((kirsten joyce)) >> this event was started back in 2003... where a group of firefighters got together at the make- shift memorial in new york city. /// let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria let's send it over to demetria fo ((demetria obilor)) north fifth and north lawrence are going to close today from ann to el campo grande. use commerce. rainbow and russell are under construction for a county improvement project. expect delays.
((demetria obilor)) back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) a major automaker is recalling millions of vehicles... due to an airbag issue. what general mo when in test mode. ((michael stevens)) >> plus -- you'll no longer have to wait in line to get youe shake shack fix. the new cookbook the fast food chain is working on.. that's coming up as 8 news now good day continues. /// you're watching 8 news
teaming up to create a new music streaming service. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and, general motors is issuing a recall on millions of its vehicles. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. good morning michael and kirsten/ investors are bracing for more on friday markets took a nose dive after a fed official said that markets should get ready for gradual interest rate hikes. the dow plunged 394 points on friday. the nasdaq sank 133.// general motors is recalling more than 3 and half million vehicles in the u.s. to fix an airbag software problem. the automaker says in rare cases the car's computer can go into test mode - causing front air bags not to inflate in a crash. several 2014-2017 models - including some buicks and
gm says the defect has been linked to at least one death.// and amazon and pandora are launching new, less expensive music streaming services... the new york times says they'll cost five dollars a month--- designed to undercut the more expensive streaming services from spotify and apple.// michael and kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) >> and jill --we hear that soon... there may not be any reason to wait on those long shack shack lines? a: shake shack is launching a cookbook next year, "the shake shack book." tight lipped about which recipes it will include... hopefully some insight on the crinkly cut french fries... and the tangy shack sauce. michael and kirsten? /// demetria obilor edie says, "my husband
were at ashley furniture near the spaghetti bowl and we noticed a huge crack/gap in the freeway. it actually made cracking sounds each time a truck went over it." i've received questions about "crack" before, but fortunately that's not what this is. it's a bridge expansion joint. ndot says it enables the structure contract and expand in order to accommodate temperature changes, allow movement and absorb vibration.
once every two years. according to the american road and transportation builders association, we have some of the best rated bridges in the country. 35 of nevada's 1,919 bridges have been deemed structurally deficient. that's 1.8 percent. the national average is 6 percent. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com ((kirsten joyce)) ((kirsten joyce))
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week. sherry has the details on the cooler temperatures. ((michael stevens)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) >> thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((michael stevens)) >> and i'm michael stevens in for brian. classes are canceled for a third day at johnson junior high as district officials continue to investigate a mercury l ((kirsten joyce)) >> that's where we find 8 news now reporter nia wong with the latest update. nia? ((nia wong)) >> kirsten and michael. that's right. students will not be returning today as the epa continues to test this campus for traces of mercury. this weekend the district revealed as much as a quarter of a cup of the chemical was disovered here last week. we're told most of the cleanup is happening in the gym. this not only led them to screen hundreds of students and their belongings but the investigation
7 buses have been tested and cleared. so far 60 homes have been screened for mercury-- and one of them was deemed unsafe by the local health district. ((debbie kooser/parent: "you can only do what you can do. they had to make sure that the children safety came first. that was the most important thing. i felt that was what they did" )) ((nia wong)) >> ccsd says more than 800 bags have been screened and cleared....with at least 100 of those items returned. ((nia wong)) >> offi contamination. they're taking this day by day and have not said when students can return. for now they urge families to check their online portal - parent link for the latest update. ((kirsten joyce)) >> does the district have more information as to how mercury got on campus and who did it? ((nia wong)) >> for now they believe it was brought by a student. still no word if they've pinpointed exactly who. but they're urging students to come forward if they know who it is. back to you. ((kirsten joyce))
..... breezy winds arrive today and start to break down the heat. southest gusts could reach 30 mph or higher in isolated areas. let's roll the windcast... it looks like the winds will be stronger tomorrow. ............ very dry air stays in p for tomorrow with fire weather warnings across our entire forecast area tomorrow. ........ highs in the mid 90s today and cooler 80s this week.
back to you./// ((michael stevens)) family, friends, and the community paid their respects.. to the first woman elected as clark county commissioner. over the weekend, a celebration of life was held for thalia dondero. she was elected back in 19-74 and served on the commission for 20- years. there were a number of speakers.. including catherine cortez masto. it's been one week since dondero
and it's that drive her children want their mom to be remembered for: ((rob dondero // son of thalia dondero: my mom was one of those people who said, did you go out and get engaged? are you going to do something about it? because if you didn't, you can't sit back and complain -- so paving a way to get engaged and get involved was something i'm very proud that she did. )) ((michael stevens)) >> during her tenure, dondero oversaw a mccarran airport expansion and flood control projects.... she was 96- years- old./// ((michael stevens)) if you're looking for something new to binge watch.. netflix has you covered. >> the new crime documentary being released... on the case of amanda knox. ((michael stevens)) start your week on 8 news now good day.. with "monday mornings with the mayors." each week we'll hear from one of our southern nevada local mayors. today we'll be speaking live with las vegas mayor carolyn goodman. you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in monday during the 6am newscast.. to see if your question was answered. we'll be right back. /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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america is... miss arkansas! savvy shields!" )) ((kirsten joyce)) there you have it miss america 2017 has been crowned! savvy shields impressed the judges with a jazz dance routine... and her answer to a question on her take on hillary clinton.. saying --quote-- "if you're trying to be a leader of the free world, everything you say and do matters". she's currently a college student at the university of arkansas. /// ((michael stevens)) dr.
exclusive interview... with one of american's most notorious cold cases. today, he'll sit down with jon-benet ramsey's brother... in his first ever interview.. revealing his 6-year-old sister's mysterious murder: (( dr. phil: "there were three people in that house that we know the identity of, and you're one of those three -- you, your mother, and your father. but in the 20 years that has gone by, you're the only one that has not spoken." "for a long time, the media made our lives crazy." "as th and apparently there's still a lot of attention around it." )) ((michael stevens)) >> back in december 1996.. 6-year-old child pageant star, jonbenet ramsey.. was found dead in the basement of her family's colorado home. the exclusive interview is a three part series. the first two air today and tomorrow... and the third airs next monday, september 19th. /// ((demetria obilor)) trending now...
look forward to on netflix. the streaming service is releasing a documentary on amanda knox. the documentary is called "amanda knox"... and features interviews with key players in the case, including herself. she spent four years in jail.. after being convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. but the conviction was later overturned.. and knox returned to the u-s. it'll be available on netflix on september 30th. /// sherry how's the weather today?
this week. temps get back to normal mid 90s today and overnight lows will cool down. ........ but a lot of winds are coming before we get the cooler air. ............. in fact, gusty winds that will create fire weather conditions and dangerously dry. temps in the upper 70s and low 80s right now with dry air. .......... an area of low pressure dropping into the southwest to start the week will open the door for cooler air this week.
weekend ot 90s to 80s midweek. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michael stevens)) a homicide suspect has been arrested out of state.. in murder. 22-year-old asa brown was arrested yesterday in gilbert, arizona. he's accused of shooting and killing a man at an apartment complex friday morning... near maryland parkway and desert inn. the coroner has identified the victim as jessie bush. investigators say brown got into an argument with bush...
((kirsten joyce)) tesla is taking steps to improve its auto-pilot driving system. c-e-o elon musk held a briefing... followed by an online post about the issue. the auto pilot system enables drivers to let go of the wheel for minutes at a time on a highway. it also helps keep the car in the same lane and brakes in case of emergency. musk indicated the upgrades would include.. what he called "advanced processing of radar signals". the upgrades will affect tesla's "model x" and "model s" vehicles. recently, tesla came under after multiple crashes were reported. /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) traffic along the south beltway is operating smoothly. no major slow downs right now. construction is underway on tropicana around sandhill for a state improvement project. .
back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) parents, listen up.. parents, listen up.. because you may be packing your kids a bad lunch. ((michael stevens)) >> what health experts say are the worst lunches for school.. that's coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. /// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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our weeknight 6 o'clock newscast is expanding to an hour. be sure to reset your d-v-r... because that means jeopardy moves to seven... and wheel of fortune will be on at 7:30. again, the changes start today... right here on channel 8./// ((michael stevens)) it can sometimes be challenging.. when it comes to packing your child's lunch for school. ((kirsten joyce))
avoid... so your child gets the right nutrition. they shared their top five worst picks... deli meat sandwiches.. because of the processed meats... so choose a healthier version... peanut butter and jelly sandwiches make the list because of the sugar in the jelly and nut butter having additives and sugar.. so if you're choosing this option.. make sure you choose the healthy version of both the peanut butter and jelly. ((michael stevens)) >> any pre-made sandwich...wrap.. or boxed lunch is typically filled with sd and don't pack salads or sandwiches rich with mayonnaise... because of the saturated fat. and if you choose yogurt, pick a low sugar one.. because even though they may say... "kid- friendly".. many yogurts contain some of the biggest sources of sugar. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((michael stevens)) check on your forecast. ((michael stevens))
((sherry swensk)) it was pretty hot for all those outdoor events this weekend... and now we start to cool down this week. but a lot of winds are coming before we get the cooler air. that will spread the pollen around and ragweed, sage and other weeds are blooming right now. ............. in fact, gusty winds that will create fire weather conditions and dangerously dry. ...... temps in the upper 70s and low 80s right now with dry air.
ana area of low pressure dropping into the southwest to start the week will open the door for cooler air this week. ............ temps drop from 100s this weekend ot 90s to 80s midweek. ((sherry swensk)) ((michael stevens)) looks like hillary clinton is back up in the polls... the democratic presidential candidate currently holds a five point lead over donald trump. that's according to a new washington post and a-b-c news poll. that's quite a jump from last week's "c-n-n-o-r-c poll"... which showed a much tighter race. trump was leading clinton by two points in that poll. libertarian nominee gary johnson is at nine percent... while the green party's jill
neither seems likely to reach the 15- percent required to participate in the presidential debates.. which are set to start at the end of this month./// ((kirsten joyce)) clinton will be back in nevada for another campaign visit this week. on wednesday she will be in las vegas talking about her plans to strengthen the economy. it's not yet been announced where the democratic candidate will be. recently, she was diagnosed with pneumonia.. but it's not clear if that will impact her trip to the valley./// ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on airan /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash at us 95 and cold ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash at us 95 and cold creek up by southern desert correctional. traffic in the spaghetti bowl is slowing down right now on the southbound side.
the mayor of las vegas is ((michael stevens)) >> she's taking your questions ... during our mondays with the mayors segment. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... cancer on the rise .. in 9/11 first responders .. the new research showing the increase in diagnoses. those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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>> and... hold onto your hats .. windy weather blowing into the valley .. sherry is tracking the models .. to see just how strong gusts will get. ((michael stevens)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((bell tolls silence )) ((kirsten joyce)) as people get ready for work this morning ... many still have 9/11 on their minds. ((michael stevens)) >> tributes .. memorials .. ceremonies held across the country and the world .. to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks. thanks for joining us, i'm michael stevens in for brian./// ((michael stevens)) the bell tolled in new york city .. and a moment of silence held ... to commemorate when the first tower was struck by a hijacked plane. ((kirsten joyce)) >> it was followed by family members the reading of the names of their loved ones who were killed 15 years ago: