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but there's still a lot of work happening on and off campus. meanwhile, the person responsible for the contamination remains a mystery. ((karen castro)) for the third day, classes have been canceled at johnson junior high school... but a constant flow of foot traffic is coming through the campus. some parents are picking up items that were confiscated on wednesday, when a mercury contamination was first reported. ((brook woods concerned parent: they took like everything, the backpack with shoes and socks, their lunch pail so we're hoping to get it back.)) ((karen castro)) other families are bringing in personal belongings to be scree ((janet hill concerned parent: the more you read about things that's what made me come up today and just have you know, everything tested and just make sure everything is ok.)) ((karen castro)) since thursday, at least 100 parents have brought items to the school for inspection. according to the epa only a handful had to be further evaluated. meanwhile off campus, at least 75 homes have been assessed. ((jennifer ferran epa inspected home: they called and asked for permission. it wasn't forced inspection but they called and asked and said for the safety of the children we want to come by and scan your house.)) ((karen castro)) the epa has deemed all homes
a family is out of their home after high levels of mercury were found over the weekend. ((steve calanog epa: we're in the process of contacting the property, property owner to begin negotiations and discussions on how to remediate the, the conditions at that house.)) ((karen castro)) the epa is not saying if the home is the source of the chemical, leaving parents questioning how a quarter of a cup of mercury made it onto campus ((janet hill concerned parent: im looking for answers, i need answers at this point. jennifer ferran epa inspected home: if they're not prepared to handle a situation next time something happens? brook woods concerned parent: i feel like they are covering something up.)) ((karen castro)) again, classes will resume tomorrow. the school district is working out a plan to make up for the three days students have not been in class. they are considering election day and the week before thanksgiving. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) as expected... folks continue to sound off about this on social media. christopher wants to know... "what was the backup plan if the
how long is a normal clean up process? simple questions.. shouldn't be that complicated." but jizelle has a different take... "hey they are taking precautions to keep the kids safe. inconvenience? maybe. i'd rather have honesty and integrity than children in danger."/// ((denise valdez)) a different clinton will be headlining in las vegas this week. hillary was originally scheduled to take part in an event wednesday... but will be replaced by her husband.. former president bill. detailb been announced yet. the democratic nominee came down with pneumonia over the weekend... and will be taking some time off. bill will also take her place during events in california tomorrow. ((denise valdez)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com../// ((dave courvoisier)) summer is winding down... which means far fewer 100-degree days. but before we really start to cool off... some wind is moving in. tedd's been tracking it all in the weather center.
for the next few days as we anticpate a cold front to bring some gusty winds through wednesday. temps will also get cooler as well for a few days and below normal. gusty winds at this hour, but could be strongest later on and tomorrow. temps not as hot but still warm across the region. ............. ...................... ..... hour by hour shows clear skies but gusty winds through the evening. we'll have warm tempss and down tot he 80's by late night. morning start stays cool as winds will increase again tomorrow with possible advisories in place through many areas. we'll have a complete update on your forecast coming up in a few minutes.
vegas neighborhood last night... could've ended much differently. the crash happened on torrey pines near charleston. katie boer spoke with the family who lives there.. and were feet from where the crash happened. ((katie boer)) dave...pretty hard to miss where that ford pickup truck crashed into a bicyclist before plowing into this cement wall. birthday party outside--some of them standing just two to three feet from where that truck entered. this is what's left of the munoz' family's backyard birthday celebration.....car parts and concrete cinder blocks from their backyard wall scattered across the lawn--one even landing in this salad platter. ((priscilla 08:52 we were all sitting in this area...20 minutes before :56 ... and then i left to run to go get
out 09:01 because she was inside and just heard a loud noise 09:05 )) that loud noise was this pickup truck -- police say collided into, a male bicylist before plowing through the family's brick wall sunday night. ((09:26 priscilla: the car was literally up to where the tarp is coming in :31 --- stitch --- :35 where you see that tire mark :37 )) priscilla munoz and her family members were celebrating a 21st birthday party. at the time.... ten children we ((priscilla: 12:05 i was just surprised none of it hit the bouncy house where the kids were :08 )) ((priscilla: 12:10 literally right where that carpet is...they were inside :13 )) her sister leslie standing next to it--about three feet from this now gapping hole in her backyard. (( leslie: 04:44 they were yelling, screaming...looking for the children :47 they made us go inside the house :49 )) according to the family...the collision originally pinned the bike rider under the truck.... ((priscilla: 22:04 he was just laying there...nobody noticed he was there because so much cement was piled up on him
was just freaking out :14)) that bike rider alive and hyperventalating in their backyard....later died after being transported to the hospital---a traumatic night this family says could have been even worse. ((katie boer)) that bicyclist has been identified as 42-year old jeremy clark. according to the family that lives here... police told them ...-- luis ag the wheel when it happened. the driver was arrested for hit and run and driving under the influence-- although now that the bike rider he hit has died--those charges could change. reporting live, i'm kbo. ((dave courvoisier))
interstate 11 has been underway for nearly a year a half... and construction on some parts are well ahead of schedule. patrick walker shows us the progress crews are making on the new freeway between henderson and the hoover dam. this will soon be your view... driving on the new interstate 11 between henderson and the hoover dam. hundreds of workers and dozens of pieces of heavy equipment have put the two-phase project in t are carving out a whole new interstate through the middle of the desert.")) ((patrick walker/reporting:"the freeway is being built in two parts, the first part here on the east side of us 95 is being managed by the rtc, the other part, about 2.5 miles, is being managed by ndot, all the way to henderson.")) ((patrick walker)) the 318-million dollar... 15-mile long project was originally scheduled for completion in late fall of 2018. n-dot's portion of the project is 60 percent complete... and spokesman tony illia says they expect to wrap up
will have 200 construction workers on site during the peak of construction activity with a wide array of large construction machinery.")) ((patrick walker)) the freeway will bypass boulder city... but includes a fly-over ramp from southbound i-11 to u-s 93 ... the current route through town. the bypass is expected to be a time-saver... cutting up to a half-hour off the trip from las vegas to destinations in arizona. right now... 34-thousand vehicles -- many of them tractor-trailors -- travel the new interstate is designed to handle that traffic... and future growth... which backs up daily in boulder city. ((tony illia/ndot: "that's because we're going to have higher speed limits and fewer stop signals.")) ((patrick walker)) near boulder city... patrick walker... 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the r-t-c says construction of their portion of the interstate is "on time"... scheduled for full completion in october 2018. but cars could be allowed on the freeway almost a half-year earlier...
((dave courvoisier)) we also want to update you on a project in the northwest. the "centennial bowl" first broke ground in august of last year... and is now in phase 3. one part of that is already complete... the ramp from northbound 95 onto eastbound 215. still under construction... the connector ramp from westbound 215 to southbound 95. phase 3a is expected to be complete next year./// ((denise valdez)) key personnel from more than a dozen police and fire agencies were honored today for their bravery and sacrifice. 8 news now anchor paul their amazing stories. ((paul joncich)) they really are amazing. it takes a special kind of person to pull someone out of a burning car. or show the type of dogged determination it takes to catch a sex offender hiding on the internet. those are the types of people honored today by the rotary clubs of southern nevada. ((trk)) ((paul joncich)) heroes from 15 different agencies were honored (show eagle trophies) with s.o.a.r. awards today. ((32:15 michael harris/north las vegas police: "i wanted to get the bleeding
vegas police officer michael harris . who stopped a shooting victim from bleeding to death by applying a tourniquet he carries in the event he's ever shot. (( michael harris/north las vegas police: "i found out about the award not too long ago, i didn't think it was award worthy, i just thought it was another wednesday, that's what we do, we go to work...ha ha ha.")) ((paul joncich)) and metro sergeant bret empey who helped pull a man from a burning car. (( 34:35 sgt. bret empey/metro police: "we just reached up through he window because the flames were starting to roll out real good, it was on fire. he was screaming, his leg was pinned between the engine and part of the van that had folded in on him. was able to reach throu finally freed. and pulled him up throught the window and took him back to my vehicle.")) ((paul joncich)) and oh yeah, empey was working as a volunteer firefighter that day and was off the clock from metro. ((35:40 sgt. bret empey: "i had strength that day that i normally don't have .")) ((paul joncich))
division of the f.b.i. whose tireless investigation of a local man resulted in the rescue of two children who were being photographed while being repeatedly victimized by a smut peddler in florida. ((quick fbi getting award nat)) the soar awards honor those who put "service above self." it's an attitude you'll find in the best of the best. and southern nevada is full of them. michael harris/north l.v. police: "and if something happens to today, i'll put the award down and go to work just like i did that day.'))/// ((paul joncich)) winners of te many to list. but every one of their stories is remarkable. even though they will tell you..... it's all in a day's work./// ((dave courvoisier)) still ahead... scammers... trying to catch you at work. michelle mortensen is on your side... with tips from the fbi on how to protect both the company you work for.. and your job.///
ingrid stewart the club treasurer ((ingrid: he said you need to help me transfer some money. )) ((michelle mortensen)) not even an odd request .. according to ingrid as they had just finished a parking lot addition and needed to pay close to 7 grand for the job ... so when the email asked for 6900 ((ingrid: there were no warning bells ... no warning bells going off. )) ((michelle mortensen)) but a twist of fate saved ingrid from making the transfer. by chance she got a text from the real president and leanred it was all a scam. ((michelle: we're you were? ingrid: i was totally impressed? )) ((michelle mortensen)) hindsight being 20 -20 ... ingrid figured out how the scammer s targeted her. the club kept all of their finacials ... along with board members names, emails and phone numebrs on their website making it very easy to spoof the information. the club has since made lots of changes to their site to protect themselves from scammers ... and keep the party going. ((michelle mortensen)) according to the f-b-i ... these fake boss email scams have
since october 2013. so how can you protect yourself andyour company? first -- if you get an email from your boss asking youto pay a bill or tansfer money .. call them to confirm it. second -- look for misspelling or awkward language ... signs it make have been translated poorly from another language. and third ... hit reply and see if a different email pops up. if it does ... th scam. ((dave courvoisier)) michelle told us about the
thankfully. we've been seeing some cool morning starts and it should remain that way all week with some 60's by morning as well. .......................... ......... ..... the heat continues over to the east coast where the mid-atlantic still dealing with oppressive heat with dewpoints in the 70's and high humidity making the feels like temp close to 100. ................................ ... ........... sunny and dry for sunday.
clouds around but shower chances are slim to none. could pick up a few in the mountains but the rest of this weeked it mainly stays east in arizona this time around. we are watching a big trough in the jetstream still on track to slide down and stick around for a few days bringing wind and cooler temperatures. ................................ ... ............ here's the forecast for tonight through sunday. temps dropping to the highs 70s overnight then jumping up to 101 by sunday afternoon. expecting winds to increase to breezy with locally higher gusts by afternoon and early evening. ................................ ... ............. mount charleston cool and breezy with a high of 73 by later in the day. if you plan on hiking remember winds will increase making it difficult for those higher terrain morning with red rock looking at high of 95. .................... ............... ............... lake mead will be extra warm with highs around 106 and breezy. if you plan to be on the lake keep in mind late day we'll also have some breezy winds brining choppy water to the lake for all those boater. life vests are recommended. ... ................................ ............ here's your extended forecast. big winds on monday and tuesday as well getting close to wind vory criteria. ill some breezes oneesday well the high 80's stiland aboutyo > dave courvoisr)) still ahe.
((dave courvoisier)) a new electric car debuted today that could one day compete with tesla. check this one out. it's callec" like the name sounds.. it has one seat. "the solo" is made by canadian company "electra meccanica"... costs about 15 thousand dollars... and has a top speed of 81 miles per hour. it's expected to hit the market in the u-s next year./// ((denise valdez)) finally tonight... local shake shack fans know your only options to get it are on the strip.. or in downtown summerlin. but the tastes and smells will soon be coming from your own kitchen. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the burger chain is launching a cookbook... titled "the shake shack book." it's expected to be available
pretty tight lipped about which recipes it will include. but some are calling for it to feature that signature shack sauce./// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news leader. don't forget we're always streaming on the "news on" app... and you can find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((denise valdez)) of killing a bicyclist...
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