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normal at walter johnson junior high school.. today's return to class .. after the building was cleaned of all the mercury. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... hold onto the steeriwh commute .. the gusts blowing into the valley .. and cooling down temperatures. ((brian loftus)) >> and... you can't "pasta" on a deal like this! how olive garden is upping the ante .. for their big 1 hour sale that's a carb- lover's dream! ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the
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loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. students at walter johnson junior high will return to school this morning, after school was canceled for three days, due to mercury exposure. ((brian loftus)) >> epa agents checked the school thoroughly to make sure there was no danger to students or staff. ((kirsten joyce)) >> investigators are still working to determine who brought the chemical to school. 8 news now reporter nia wong joins us live outside the school with the very latest. nia? ((nia wong)) >> good morning brian and kirsten. an epa spokesman says this campus is now clear to enter. they wrapped up cleaning efforts yesterday afternoon. mainly t say most of the mercury was. >> this after the district says a quarter of a cup of mercury was recovered last wednesday ....leading to that 14 hour lockdown which lasted well into thursday morning. thousands of students, their bags and shoes were screened for mercury. this investigation continued out of the classrooms as well. at last count...7 buses were tested and cleared. more than 75 homes were investigated -- at least one of them had mercury levels so high, the family in it now has to live elsewhere at least temporarily. though school is scheduled to
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send their kids back. (( >>martzi kallao, grandparent "i said i'm telling you right now i don't want them back. if there's mercury on them, can you guarantee me that they're going to be fine if they put it back on?")) ((nia wong)) >> the district says students will have to make up three missed days of school. no official dates have been put aside....but they are looking at election day and the week before thanksgiving. ((nia wong)) >> it's still not known how this mercury got onto campus. for now officials believe it was a student but this is still reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) the 2016 nevada children's report card will be released this morning. it's created by the children's advocacy alliance and the nevada institute for children's research and policy. the report helps us understand how we as a state are taking care of our kids ... and to kelp the public and lawmakers know more about the areas needing improvement. we will update you in our afternoon newscasts, once we get
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weather? ((sherry swensk)) gusty winds today creating dangers for fire weather concerns and other hazards. very notcieable and for many - a welcome change in the 80s. ....... ...... red flag warnings for all of southern nevada for fire weather danger... and gusty winds all across the area will create dangers on the roads and in
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shopping carts and anchor down the patio furniture. ....... today will be the strongest winds withe cooler temps in the 80s. then backto 90s through the week. back to you!
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slated to be delivered today .. in the case against the takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in oregon. the federal trial will get underway for 7 protesters-- including ammon and ryan bundy.. the sons of bunkerville rancher, cliven bundy. they face several charges for the armed occupation of the they were initially protesting against the imprisonment of 2 oregon ranchers convicted of setting fires .. and it morphed into a protest over federal land policy./// ((kirsten joyce)) and the jury trial is slated to begin this morning for a metro officer accused of domestic violence. james burt was arrested after investigators say he attacked his live- in girlfriend. police documents also revealed burt was arrested in 2011 for domestic violence .. with similarities to this case. this is the second time the trial has been scheduled ..
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un-paid leave./// ((brian loftus)) it's full speed ahead for construction on the new interstate connecting las vegas and phoenix. we've learned i-11 could be open to drivers well ahead of the fall 2018 completion date-- instead, cars could be driving on it by june of that year. crews are making pretty good headway, despite the challenge of the naturally- occurring asbestos along the new freeway route. workers have completed certification courses in managing asbestos in the soil -- and the air quality is monire demetria, how are the roads? there's a pretty nasty crash on eastbound tropicana at northbound i-15. the left lanes are blocked. someone just got put into an ambulance. those heading westbound on trop trying to get to northbound i-15 may not be able
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flamingo and russell. a northbound lane is closed on stephanie street past the 215 interchange following a crash.
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employees./// ((brian loftus)) hillary clinton is now talking about her health scare .. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the time-out the presidential candidate is now taking .. and who will be taking her place during this week's event in las vegas. ((brian loftus)) plus.. bumpy roads in north las vegas are driving one local crazy. demetria finds out what city leaders have in store for the area... coming up... ((michael stevens))
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catherine cortez masto, i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems, isn't that something we need more of in washington? this is 8 news now good day)) ((brian loftus)) welcome back to 8 news now good day.. it's time now for our fans choice high school game of the week ... where you decide which match-up sports reporter jon tritsch will be live at on friday night.
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our 8 news now facebook page. here's a look at the games: --centennial versus las vegas high --faith lutheran and silverado .. --and coronado against legacy. ((brian loftus)) >> and don't forget to send us your smartphone videos... we'll play em on friday night. we can have some fun this season... sharing your videos with the rest of the valley.. send them to pix at las vegas now dot com./// brian loftus >> september is hunger action month... and three square food bank needs your help. kirsten joyce >> all this month... the food bank is working to collect food and funds, while raising awareness f in our community... which is parents and children not knowing where their next meal will be... 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live with their goal. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> ((individuals, businesses and organizations can bring non-perishable food items to three square's south warehouse (m-f between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.), drop off the food on the large plate graphic, snap a photo for social media using
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hunger action month. those needing to schedule food donation drop-off times outside of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. should call bessy le-oh at 702.715.2833 to make arrangements.)) ((brian loftus)) >> michael,
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>> brian, beginning today, people, businesses and organizations can bring non-perishable food items to three square's south warehouse (m-f between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.), drop off the food on the lage #filltheplate and help spread morning ... because their never ending pasta bowl promotion ... is getting even bigger! the restaurant says they will now be selling up to 21- thousand passes ... the biggest amount ever. they go on sale thursday at 11 am .... for just 1 hour only. the pass costs 100- bucks .. it's good from october third through november 20th. the carb lovers who manage to snag a pass .. can enjoy unlimited pasta with toppings ... soup or salad ..
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sherry, how's the
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((sherry swensk)) it's feeling cool already outside this morning... winds making a ............... gusty winds today creating dangers for fire weather and other hazards. but the cooler temps will be very notcieable and for many - a welcome change in the 80s.... but if you're not ready for fall - don't worry our late summer heat returns by the
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red flag warnings for all of southern nevada for fire weather danger... and gusty winds all across the area will create dangers on the roads and in neighborhoods. watch those shopping carts and anchor down the patio furniture. ....... today will be the strongest winds withe cooler temps in the 80s. then eventually getting back to warmer upper 90s by sunday. thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads. you're dealing with slow downs
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construction. expect some slow downs in the area. valley drive is under construction from tropical parkway to cheyenne. use alternates like decatur. north fifth and north lawrence are closed from ann to el campo grande. use bruce and commerce as alternates. former president bill
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california today and here in las vega tomorrow. bill clinton, will now be appearing at csn tomorrow. 68 year old clinton came down with pneumonia over the weekend... and will be taking some time off. she nearly collapsed monday after leaving a 9/11 ceremony early: (((voice of: hillary clinton) "i felt dizzy and i did lose my balance for a minute. but once i got in, once i could sit down, once i could cool off, once i had some water, i immediately started feeling better." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> clinton said her doctor days but thought she could just power through it and thought her cough was just allergies./// ((kirsten joyce)) 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./// ((brian loftus)) it might feel like fall a little bit ... but it's still summer .. and that means .. we're still whipping up some bar- be - que! ((kirsten joyce)) >> we're live with one of the grill masters duking it out this
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charity. ((brian loftus)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// demetria obilor
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and craig rd. on n. 5th st. is all torn up and a hazard to drive on . commerce street between cheyenne avenue and craig road is also not so hot. are these areas going to be i reached out to north las vegas to find out if they have anything in store for either of these stretches. the city told me that construction on north fifth is being done by private developers and will repaved once they're finished with underground improvements. north las vega assured me they'd have staff go out and check on north fifth to make sure the area is safe and currently under construction. the pavement issues on commerce street will be addressed with the commerce street sawtooth project, which is
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remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((sherry swensk)) this weekend .. you can enjoy some mouth watering ribs as bar- be- que bosses compete for the top q-er in the valley... all to help families of kids battling cancer. it's pigs for the kids .. and founder, todd radwanski joins us this morning along wt moore from rollin' smoke.
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((sherry swensk)) >> again ..
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heading back to class in just a couple hours.. their return .. after the building was deemed mercury- free. ((brian loftus))
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the last thing you want to see while you're eating .. the possible infestation at a local casino. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... the winds of change .. blowing through the valley... the gusts that'll have you holing onto the steering wheel a little tighter this morning. ((brian loftus)) 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 on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm a to walter johnson junior high school this morning. after a mercury spill shut down the campus for three days. ((kirsten joyce)) >> that's where we find 8 news now reporter nia wong. she joins us live this morning with more on this investigation. nia? ((nia wong)) >> good morning brian and kirsten. major cleanup efforts wrapped up yesterday afternoon here at johnson junior high. the district and epa officials investigated classrooms and off-campus locations. >> the district says they recovered a quarter of a cup of mercury.
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lasted as long as it did is because of mercury vapors in the building. they say it doesn't take a lot of the chemical to do a lot of damage. so far we know thousands of students were screened for mercury. hundreds of backpacks, shoes and other clothing pieces were also screened . 7 buses were tested and cleared. more than 75 homes were investigated -- at least one of them had mercury levels so high, the family in it now has to live elsewhere at least temporarily. ((>> dawson hallup, johnson jr. high student : : "i was scared but i was calm. because i was scared that i dont kn get hurt, its poison. but i was calm ebcause there weere teachers around me and i knew i was safe.")) ((nia wong)) >> it's still not known how this mercury got onto campus. for now officials believe it was a student but this is still under investigation. ((nia wong)) >> more than 100 families came by this weekend to pick up backpacks and shoes. for those who haven't...they can be picked up at 8 this morning in the school library. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now.
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((sherry swensk)) the sun is up and the winds are blowing...
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nevada today. .................. gusty winds today creating other hazards. but the cooler temps will be very notcieable and for many - a welcome change in the 80s. ....... red flag warnings for all of southern nevada for fire weather danger... and gusty winds all across the area will create dangers on the roads and in neighborhoods.
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the patio furniture. ....... today will be the strongest winds withe cooler temps in the 80s. then backto 90s through the week. demetria, how are the roads? there's a crash at the tropicana/i-15 interchange that's impacting your commute. eastbound traffic is down to lane.
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a local restaurant is closed after a bug investigation at a local casino. ((kirsten joyce)) >> a local woman's facebook post has been shared more than 23-thousand times... after she says she was bitten by bed bugs at the silver nugget in north las vegas. ((barbi stenstrom, victim: "i noticed that my legs started to sting and i looked down and i had welt.")) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the silver nugget casino says they take health concerns very so and the health department, as well as an outside company examined the area several times. they said a few unidentified bugs were found .. but it was not enough to claim an infestation./// brian loftus >> this month... three square food bank is trying to "fill the plate." kirsten joyce >> this latest food drive takes place during hunger action month... 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live this morning to tell us what it's all about. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> ((individuals, businesses and organizations can bring non-perishable food items to three square's south
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the large plate graphic, snap a photo for social media using #filltheplate and help spread the word throughout hunger action month. those needing to schedule food donation drop-off times outside of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. should call bessy le-oh at 702.715.2833 to make arrangements.)) ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce)) first the jersey boys.. now this .. ((ri strip to announce their final bow. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. two men arrested .. during the live broadcast of dancing with the stars... the protesters who tried to rush ryan lochte on stage. we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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((kirsten joyce)) dancing with the stars last
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>> two men were arrested after rushing the stage after ryan lochte's performance. ((excuse me. back off! lochte- so many feelings are going through my head right now, i'm a little hurt. i came out to do something i'm completely not comfortable with, and i did, and i did it with a small and i have the best dance partner (cheers) )) >> abc cameras did not show the
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interruption after quickly cutting to commercial break. police say the suspects, both men in their 40's had tickets to be in the audience and changed their clothes to display anti-lochte t-shirts once they got inside. lochte is in the midst of a suspension .. after lying about getting robbed at gunpoint during the olympics./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
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boulder station camera bumping around this morning...seeign 15-20 mph sustained winds in some neighborhoods already. ........... stained winds winds will peak today with gusts approaching 40 and even 50 mph. the combination of gusty winds and dry air will make for dangerous fire concerns. ............ be a challenge... so keep an eye out for flying objects and dust in the air. .......... the strongest winds come this afternoon. rain and snow up north and moving east. ..... colder air overtakes the great basin... and we get a taste of that with below normal temps - as much 10 degrees today and tomorrow. ............. be safe in the wind in the mountains through the valley to the lake today. demetria, how are the roads?
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this is near the lake mead interchange. the southbound side is busier.
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the news is back in the morning. see you at seven. )) /// ((brian loftus))
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((kirsten joyce)) >> consumer advocate michelle mortensen says scammers have found a new way to rip off your company... and you could be to blame. ((michelle mortensen)) well, if i've said it once ... i've said it a million times. scammers are clever ... and their latest trick could cost you your job. ((michelle mortensen)) er ((michelle mortensen)) but the party almost stopped because of a nasty scam hitting many businesses, non profits and clubs across the nation. it's known as the boss scam ... and this is why... ((ingrid: i recieved an email from president steve ... )) ((michelle mortensen)) it started with an email ... like many scams do. it appeared to have been sent from the club presdient to ingrid stewart the club treasurer
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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 impressed how detailed they were? ingrid: i was totally impressed? )) ((michelle morte 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
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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 ... that's a good sign it's a scam. i'm michelle mortensen./// sherry, how's the ((sherry swensk)) palm trees blowing in the winds this morning... and those winds will increase today getting downright dangerous at times through the afternoon. ................... creating dangers for fire weather and other hazards. but the cooler temps will be very notcieable and for many - a
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red flag warnings for all of southern nevada for fire weather danger... and gusty winds all across the area will create dangers on the roads and in neighborhoods. watch those shopping carts and anchor down the patio furniture.... plus turn the sprinklers off to save water. ....... cooler temps in the 80s today and tomorrow... then backto 90s through the week.... even upper 90s by sunday and monday./// demetria, how are the roads?
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it gained 239 points yesterday and the nasdaq rose 85./// ((kirsten joyce)) after 4 years, the cast of million dollar quartet will take their final bow december 4th inside harrah's las vegas .... that's the 60th anniversary of the legendary night the show is based on .. it's the one and only night elvis ... johnny cash .. jerry lee lewis .. together at the iconic sun records studio in memphis. tickets are still available for remaining shows .. and refunds can be issued for those purchased after the their final performance./// ((sherry swensk)) that announcement comes of the heels of jersey boys revealing they're ending their run on the strip. their final show at paris is this sunday. we'll have a couple of the cast members on our show later this week .. to talk about the end of an era./// ((sherry swensk)) jersey boys is based on the
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one of the original four seasons members, tommy devito, was in the audience friday night and hung out with the cast afterwards. by the way-- frankie vallie and the four seasons will be singing "sherry" at the pearl inside the palms in february. tickets go on sale september 23rd .. prices start at 45 bucks./// thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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? ? good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 13th, 2016. welcome to cbs this morning. former president bill clinton talks with charlie rose about the health of his wife, the clinton foundation. donald trump lashes out at hillary clinton for calling many of his supporters deplorables. >> plus, growing fears about the dangers of batteries that power everything from cell phones to children's toys. we'll demonstrate how the small lithium ion devices can spark dangerous explosions. only on "cbs this morning" the president of the ncaa is here in studio 7 to pull all championship events from north

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