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customers with rooftop solar... are waiting with baited breath. the decision that could be coming soon... that could save them some major cash. ((christianne klein)) critics aren't only asking questions about hillary clinton's health... they're also asking about her transparency. the campaign's explanation for not letting people know the candidate had pneumonia... when she was diagnosed. ((paul joncich)) and it's a miracle they're still alive. we show you the shocking video of three officers being hit by driver did it on purpose!///
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reimbursement rates for generating excess electricity. but as patrick walker explains... the solar debate is far from over. ((patrick walker)) after a contentious battle between the solar industry and n-v energy dating back to the summer of 2015... the two sides have reached an agreement to allow nevada's 32-thousand net metering customers to be reimbursed under the older... more generous rate structure for excess generated electricty. ((kevin geraghty/sr. vp, energy supply, nv energy "from the very beginning, we've wanted to protect these customers, from 2015 when asked that customers who entered into these agreements be protected.")) ((patrick walker)) nv energy's senior vice president of energy supply... kevin geraghty... says the settlement makes good on the incentives rooftop solar customers expected... when they installed their systems. but industry reps say the proposal only solves half of the problem. ((sean gallagher/vp, gov't affairs, solar energy industries association: "it will fix the problem for customers who had already gone solar, and give them back the economics they had signed up for, but it doesn't fix the market going
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1 sun solar electric: "to find ourselves in the situation where we are with no path forward, it makes no sense.")) ((patrick walker)) louise helton owns one sun solar electric -- which installs solar panels on homes here in the valley. she says the new rate structure... which gradually steps down how much n-v energy would reimburse customers for selling excess power to the utility... disincentivizes homeowners from switching to solar. ((louise helton/owner, 1 sun solar electric: "it put everyone at a total disadvantage for making a great investment into energy that goes right back into the grid for nv energy customers to use." )) ((patrick walker)) but n-v energy insists rooftop solar is still viable... technology every year. ((kevin geraghty/sr. vp, energy supply, nv energy: "it's still a good opportunity for customers looking to pursue rooftop, and i think it'll be that way for a long time as the costs of those systems continue to come down." )) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> the public utilities commission could vote on whether or not to accept the settlement as soon as this friday. if approved... there's no timetable yet as to when grandfathered customers would begin receiving the old net metering rates./// ((christianne klein)) today the restaurant inside the silver nugget reopened...
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with bed bugs. the southern nevada health district confirmed to 8 news now... that bed bugs were found in several different areas of the restaurant. the small parasitic insects feed on the blood of people and animals usually while they sleep. one of the easiest ways to identify an infestation is through their bite marks or the blood spots they leave behind on sheets or other materials. while some people have no reaction to the bites, other people can have an allergic response and need medical treatment./// it's really enough to make your skin crawl... and we wanted to hear if any of you have had run- ins with the critters. ((christianne klein)) >> that's why we asked you to "sound off at six"... and plenty of you had something to say. kathy says "a couch and love seat that a "friend" gave to me was infested with bed bugs. by the time i realized what was biting me i had over a hundred bites just on my legs!" ((paul joncich)) >> nancy quips "these posts are enough to make you nauseous and take your appetite away..great
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send ships to mars and live on a space station but they can't find a way to eradicate these bugs. we are slacking in a major way..." ((christianne klein)) >> you can sound off at six everyday... just look for the post on our 8 news now facebook page!/// ((paul joncich)) ((tedd florendo)) ((( looking at increased wind for the next few days as we anticpate a co 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.
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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.
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in charlotte.. vice president joe biden had some blunt words for her campaign: (( vice president joe biden - the staff acknowledged they screwed up. the staff acknowledged that they should have, on friday, just straight up said she's been diagnosed with pneumonia. and she should listen to her doctor for god's sake. )) ((paul joncich)) >> the clinton campaign says it will release more of her medical information in the coming days. donald trump also plans to release more medical information on thursday... but tonight the republican daughter ivanka to lay out his proposals to make childcare more affordable for working families. by the way.. bill clinton will fill in for the presidential candidate tomorrow at an event at the college of southern nevada./// ((paul joncich)) and we're your local election headquarters throughout the general election... stay up to date on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) the british man accused of trying to shoot donald trump in las vegas... pleaded guilty in court today.
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prison.. but could have gotten up to 20 years if he hadn't agreed to lesser charges. he was arrested in june... when he tried taking the from a police officer during a trump rally. sandford later admitted he drove from california to las vegas with a plan to kill trump.. but the family attorney says he was delusional at the time./// ((paul joncich)) still to come on the valley's news leader... it's a police chase with a twist. ((christianne klein)) >> why police say the man who stole this semi- truck... was actually quite courteous... all things considered./// announcer: you're watching the valley's news leader with paul joncich,
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this is 8 news now at six-thirty. ((christianne klein)) three officers are recovering... after phoenix police believe a driver targeted them... when he crashed into the officers. we want to warn y people to watch... but remember all the officers survived. here's the surveillance video outside a gas station in phoenix early this morning. you see a car speed directly at the officers. two of them were taken to the hospital with serious injuries... but they're all expected to survive. the 44- year- old driver now faces three charges of attempted first- degree murder./// ((christianne klein)) and here's something you don't see very often... a man in california tried to make a getaway...
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morning... and the man drove around for about three hours before surrendering peacefully. here's the thing though... he was a very cautious driver... coming to a complete stop whenever he came upon an intersection. the truck he was driving belongs to a company that transports hazardous and electronic waste... but didn't have anything dangerous inside it at the time of the chase. no one was hurt./// ((paul joncich)) a run- in with three strangers at walmart... has one mother taking to facebook for (( he turned around and his eyes just kind of locked with emma's and i just kind of waited because it got a little awkward.)) ((christianne klein)) >> up next on the valley's news leader... the one- in- a- million connection this mother made... that has her reaching out to the fellow walmart shopper./// ((christianne klein)) nevada's children are struggling
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e 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. dad lived his life following three principles, work hard, be honest and respect everyone, that's what i tried to do as 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. i'm catherine cortez masto, i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems, isn't that something
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study out today underscores that. ((paul joncich)) the children's advocacy alliance keeps tabs on several indicators that mark the progress of children in nevada, and there's not much good news in their latest report. dave courvoisier has the figures for us. ((dave courvoisier)) we'll start at the bottom. nevada gets a "f" for education -- for the 9th year in a row. especially in school readiness, and high school completion. ...and it doesn't get much better from there. economic well-being a "d-", health? a "d"...especially access to care: which was an
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safety: a "d+". and don't think if you don't have kids, all this doesn't effect you. ((11:32:05 nevada can no longer afford to be an f-rated state. businesses don't want to come here, so that can have an economic impact, and when you have that results, you also have a detriment to the entire community" )) ((dave courvoisier)) the only mark in today's report that was above a "c" was the category of childhood obesity. where nevada got a "b-" the alliance hopes that in revealing this sad state of affai, christianne? / paul? ((weather toss)) tedd florendo
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expire this evening. winds gusts have been primarily been 25 to 35 through many neighborhoods with occasional gusts to 40 or more near the mountains. temps staying below average with many neighborhoods in the 80's this afternoon with the winds. ................................ temps around the valley in the 80's as well with temps near 90 for the far east sid eof the valley where we're lower in elevation and typically hotter. temps coolest over to west side of the valley where we're normally coolest due to elevation. ................................
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normal and unseasonably cooler but we had plenty of wind around the region as well. wind advisories have been issued all over the region due to the strongest winds. but the advisory should be allowed to expire. ................................ ... ................. looking at the satellite and radar, showers continue to the north part of the state with some snow showers near big sky settled all over the west coast. expecting the trough in the jetstream along with the cooler temps to stick around for one more day before the warmer weather comes in behind it by the late workweek and your weekend. ................................ ... ................... tonight expect a low of 64 degrees with breezy winds this evening and winds relaxing late tonight. clear skies tonight and tomorrow as well.
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with highs around 86 by afternoon and nearly 10 degrees below average. winds stay light tomorrow and into your weekend. ................................ ... ................... mount charleston expect a high of 60 with temps dropping to 37 by morning and chilly around the mountain. red rock will only have a high of 80 tomorrow afternoon and also looking at lighter winds for your wednesday. ................................ ... .................... extended forecast shows a warm up through the week with temps back in the 90's as ea we warm up this weekend to near normal temps and a little warmer next week as wrap up the last few days of summer.
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stranger at a walmart... has a mother trying to reach out to that man. ((paul joncich)) >> as stephanie sharp reports... she's trying to reach out the that stranger through social media. a central arkansas mother is on a search for a man she only met once. however, she says he could be a reason why her daughter a today. emma is a happy and fun loving three-year-old with down syndrome. her mom, katy sursa, says she lights up any room she walks into and that's exactly what she did at the walmart in bryant when she met an older man. "he turned around and his eyes locked with emma's and he just looked at her," said sursa. "i just stood there and kind of waited because it got a little awkward." sursa says she sparked up a conversation with him, but the next words he said stuck with her. he explained how emma looked just like his daughter cindy. he said cindy died in the 1960s when she was three-years-old. she was born with a hole in her heart.
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advancements in technology and research emma is here today. "cindy's father did not have the same resources and the things we have now," said sursa. the older man and emma spent about half an hour talking and playing before he had to go. "he said, 'thank you so much for letting me meet your daughter. i almost felt like i had my cindy back,' and then he walked away," she said. she did g contact information so she took to facebook to search for him. "we need to find this guy. we need to put this out there," said sursa. she knows they share something much deeper and wants to make him a part of her family for emma and cindy. "we connected, he and i, as parents of similar fate," said sursa. she says he is in his 70s or 80s and is a white man that walks with a cane. ((christianne klein)) >> that was stephanie sharp reporting.///
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wasn't supposed to do that! ((paul joncich)) >> up next on the valley's news leader... the injuries a child suffered... after a smartphone exploded in his hands!/// ((paul joncich)) a 6 year old is still
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the chef-inspired panini collection from subway is grilled right before your eyes, in our new panini press. but...let's start at the beginning the new salami caprese panini starts with genoa salami, thick-sliced fresh mozzarella, creamy pesto, and italian bread. then it's pressed and grilled to cinematic perfection to get a golden brown crust and meld the flavors in melted cheese. oh, here's the best part. the new chef-inspired panini collection. now playing at subway. danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. 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.
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healing from injuries he says came from his mom's smartphone that exploded while he ws playing a game on it. ((christianne klein)) >> the boy suffered 1st degree burns and a portion of is now charred from the fire. the accident is one of many that resulted in samsung electronics making a global recall of the galaxy note 7s.. two weeks after the phone was launched. the f-a-a is also warning passengers not to turn the phones on while flying. samsung is putting together a software update to fix the issue./// ((christianne klein)) speaking of updates... apple has released i-o-s 10 today... but not long after... some users complained it "bricked" their iphones and ipads. ((paul joncich))
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phone with a black screen. users who experienced a failed update were required to plug devices into computers and connect to itunes to restore the system./// ((christianne klein)) despite those issues... it looks like the new iphone will be a big hit. according to t-mobile and sprint... the 7 and 7 plus pre- sales are through the roof! both carriers say pre-orders are up nearly four times from the previous two models. apple hasn't responded. last week... the company said it weekend sales figures this year for the first time in its iphone history./// ((christianne klein)) downtown las vegas is about to turn into an oasis for music lovers... as the 4-th annual life is beautiful festival kicks off in ten days. ((paul joncich)) >> but road closures for the area will begin tomorrow. starting at midnight tonight... the area of mesquite between 6th and 7th will shut down. then more streets will be closed off every three days... as we get closer to day one of the festival. ((christianne klein)) >> the real fun starts
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some of this year's headliners include mumford and sons... j cole... and the lumineers. one change to year's past... attendees will only be able to leave and come back once per day... and must scan their wristbands in and out. some say this is part of an effort to crack down on folks who share their wristbands with with other people throughout the weekend./// ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6:30. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. >> be sure to watch 8 news now tonight at 11...
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this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- a pastor from charlotte, north carolina... a writer from washington, d.c.... and our returning champion, a copywriter from chicago, illinois...
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alex trebek! thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. and welcome, again. annie got our new season off to a great start yesterday, winning a lot of money. andr? and elizabeth, welcome aboard. i will warn you that annie starts slowly but then builds up a momentum and she came up with the correct response in final jeopardy! all of that is good news for her. let's see how it works for you today. here we go. the jeopardy! round is the first round of play, then you get to deal with... a-ha. alex: annie. spices for $200.

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