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silver nugget. their bed bug problem cured in a day. or is it? the skepticism surrounding the infested restaurant's re-opening tonight. ((dave courvoisier)) >> walter johnson junior high's mercury scare moves from the classroom... to the neighborhood: the work that remains for emergency response teams... as families wonder if they've been contaminated. ((tedd florendo)) >> feeling like fall... temperatures we haven't felt since may arrive in southern nevada. coming up on the valley's news leader.///
more people are coming forward --- and while the health district has confirmed the report of bed bugs to be valid--- the restaurant has already reopened... leaving some to wonder, could this really have been completely handled in a day?? ((brittany edney)) kayla reese, her fiance and baby isabella ate at the home town kitchen a few months back kayla says they all got bit on their arms, neck and legs but health district--until now ((kayla reese "at first i thought it was just ants and then i realized that my daughter was getting bit and ended up takign her to the hospital and her doctor was like 'no, they're bed bugs'")) ((brittany edney)) and she's not alone.... others have filed complaints and the restaurant close down for a day. the southern nevada health district looked into the issue and released an inspection report confirming 3 to 4 live insects and at least one dead one under a booth. insects were also found crawling on a wall and on the floor. looking at photos from those claiming to have been bitten,
because of all the fecal staining. even looking at test strips, my amateur eye easily picked out a strip which is an unrelated sample. ((joe restifo, guaranteed pest solutions "which one has more staining? " "this one." "more bed bugs, and for a longer period of time, in your opinion?" "clearly the one on the left." "and that's how we do it in the field." ((brittany edney)) so how long would it take to get rid of an infestation like this? experts say it's not really an overnight solution. ((joe restifo, guaranteed pest solutions "just assuming by looking at the booth and knowing a difficult project." ((brittany edney)) yet the restaurant wbacy of closing. we checked the public reports online. their most recent inspection was this past june when they receieved an "a" grade. in the past six years they recieved four "b" grades and one "c" back in 2009. but for those who say they were bitten--- they think the casino failed them. ((kayla reese )) "and for everybody to have to go through this ...its not cheap to get rid of them. it's hard its a lot of work and so for people to go through this when its not even their fault? "
nugget casino told me they have pest control treatment for the property on a weekly basis.... today, they say it's a monthly basis except for during the summer season which is a bi-weekly basis. so i'm hearing conflicting answers when it comes to how often they have an exterminator come out. denise. >> brittany, you learned that the restaurant passed inspection as recently as june. do we have any idea if the bed bug infestation could have been a problem then? and did the health district inspect the dining area? ((brittany edney)) >> you know, we really don't have any way of knowing how long the bugs were there -- we only started to hear of the complaints this week. as for the health district's inspection process, we don't have that answer at this time.
june inspection. back to you./// ((dave courvoisier)) the mercury scare at walter johnson junior high school moved to outside the school's walls... forcing one family out of their home... and several families won't get their belongings back... because they had to be destroyed. shakala alvaranga returned to their neighborhood tonight... with new information on this ongoing saga. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> dave, we've seen several workers from the emergency response team come in and out of this house behind me. it's going to take them about two more days to decontaminate this home. the mercury scare at johnson junior high moves from the school campus ... to an unidentified student's home. ((first thing i did was went up and ask them if it was safe or if we needed to evacuate because nowadays you don't know if it's a bomb threat or what's going on.)) hazmat crews were called in
this home through some contaminated items that were in the school.")) the e-p-a is keeping a close eye on this home on san grail court. dunkelman says the highest concentration of mercury ... was found in the child's bedroom, who is a student at johnson junior high. "the levels vary .... above the levels that caused concern to us." a family of four, two children and two adults, were all evacuated froh since then, they haven't been allowed back inside. "we'll remove the contents of the child's bedroom, test it if it needs to be disposed, we'll dispose of it. if need be, we'll remove carpet from her bedroom as well. we're hoping that will take care of the problem." we're told the american red cross is helping the family with shelter. "it's scary. i went up and picked up my neighbors kids from school today just so they can walk around it and not walk through it." the emergency response team tested 80 homes
of the mercury contamination. but they won't say whether or not this rented home on san grail court is the missing peice of the puzzle. meanwhile, dunkelman is easing concerns for neighbors tonight. "the contamination is limited to the interior of the house. so there's no concern for any of the neighbors." ((shakala alvaranga)))) >> again, the identity of that student has not been released. the e-p-a will be back here at 7 tomorrow morning to finish their work. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) thank you, shakala. a little windy outside once again... but the real story is the onset of fall. the season change is officially next thursday... but we're already feeling it tonight. tedd's here with a first check of your weather at 11./// ((tedd florendo)) ((( looking at increased wind for the next few days as we anticpate a cold front to bring
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 temps as well 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.
or crime stoppers. if you're thinking this sounds familiar... it has a striking resemblance to a burglary at the new frontier armory in north las vegas last month. on august 19th a suspect made entry into the store through a vacant retail space next door... and stole 27 guns. no arrests have been announced./// ((dave courvoisier)) a plea deal agreement could mean the 20 year-old british man who admits to trying to assassinate donald trump at a would serve no more than 27 months in jail. michael sandford has pleaded guilty to lesser charges of being an alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function. he was expected to stand trial and face up to 20 years behind bars in a u-s prison. sandford told a judge today that he tried to take a metro officer's gun to shoot trump. the young man's mother says he suffers from autism and depression... and his lawyer says a psychiatrist determined he was
held at a later date./// ((denise valdez)) if you've been paying attention to the commercials during the breaks... you've probably noticed the race for harry reid's senate seat is really getting nasty. ((dave courvoisier)) >> ads advocating for congressman joe heck and former nevada attorney general are both painting the other party in a negative light. a new six-million dollar ad buy purchased by a super pac aligned with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell criticized cortez masto for being unaware evidence kits. ((denise valdez)) >> yeah, dave... the ad says she let alleged rapists walk free. her campaign says local law enforcement agencies were responsible for the kits... and that congressman heck has repeatedly voted against funding to help rape victims./// ((denise valdez)) that's just one argument the two campaigns are having right now. another developing topic of contention is where, when and how the two senate hopefuls will debate. cortez masto today announced
vegas and 8 news now. the campaign had three non-negotiable terms... including that univision's talent must be included in the selection of moderators... the debate must be branded as being hosted by both klas -- those are our station's call letters -- and univision... and the debate must be aired statewide in both english and spanish. the cortez masto camp is proposing to hold the debate on october 13-th. now, congressman heck's team has they've challenged cortez masto to three debates on terms they set forth in august... and tell us that they haven't gotten any response at all... saying the democrats refuse to negotiate. they sent us a statement saying with cortez masto it's her way or the highway... and --quote-- "the heck campaign is committed to holding debates that reach the widest audience possible... we hope the cortez masto campaign will negotiate in good faith instead of offering non-negotiable terms to score political points." --end quote--.///
hillary clinton will return to the campaign trail on thursday... after taking time to rest as she recovers from pneumonia. her husband, former president bill clinton, will campaign on her behalf tomorrow in las vegas. today, president obama held a solo rally for clinton in philadelphia... calling her the most qualified candidate to ever run for president. also in pennsylvania, donald trump revealed his plan to make childcare more affordable. the plan calls for six weeks of guaranteed maternity leave a new nbc news national poll shows the race is tightening. clinton leads trump by only four points./// ((dave courvoisier)) and a big announcement for the libertarian party... former new mexico governor gary johnson and his running made bill weld will be on the ballot in all 50 states and the district of columbia. johnson is still fighting to get to the debate stage with clinton and trump./// ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races and political news that matters to you... on air and online at las vegas now dot com.///
we've learned that an adult dog that was seized from the northeast las vegas property that is at the center of a cock-fighting ring investigation... is up for adoption. miley the bull terrier is four years-old and is ready to go to a good home. she's spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations. you can learn all about her at "rescue me dot org." two of her puppies have already been adopted. seven other puppies died during that raid. it remains unclear who was that time. it's been more than a month and metro tells us they can't tell us who was in charge of the dogs' welfare. we asked the county if animal control performed necropsies... they tell us this is an open criminal case and they cannot comment./// ((dave courvoisier)) a generous donation to the unlv football program. the largest in the history of the school's athletic program. chris maathuis shows us how it's a game changer for the rebels. ((denise valdez)) >> boom in a bag! a woman's purse explodes at
watching 8 news now at eleven." ((dave courvoisier)) caught on camera... an explosion inside a woman's purse! ((denise valdez)) >> the new jersey mom had no idea what happened -- thinking maybe even it was an attack... turns out, it was due to a common item. here's marci rubin: shopping day at the mall for mara mcinerney - until this happened: from surveillance video inside sunglass hut at freehold mall - her purse seems to explode just as she's paying. turns out it was a battery for her vaporizer that exploded... "i had battery in this pocket by itself - it exploded .... thru the pocket. charred everything melted everything in the bag" the single mom from old bridge says her first thought was some kind of attack or shooting. "what i heard first was the bang, and it being 9-11... it kind of sounded like a gunshot.
would like to be reimbursed for the purse - worth hundreds of dollars... and it's contents. but more than pay-back, she is hoping her story serves as a warning to other's who vape. "just knowing i have my child, bag in backseat - daughter in the car set next to it. it's scary and it could want people to be aware" ((tedd florendo)) windy weather throughout the region with advisories set to expire this evening. winds gusts have been primarily been
with occasional gusts to 40 or more near the mountains. temps staying below average with many neighborhoods in the 80's this ...... ............................. ............................ 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. ..................... .............. ................ regional temps also stayed below
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 country and l 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
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 early ast late workweek. we warm up this weekend to nrrmr xweek as wrap up e last w days of summer. so is the historic gift by the fertitta family. ((chris maathuis)) >> this is a game changer... if you want to compete with the power five schools... you need a football facility.
a 10 million dollar gift from the fertitta family. it's the largest gift ever recieved by the athletic department. the money will be used to build a state of the
art football facility, something coach tony sanchez says will be a game ((chris maathuis)) tony sanchez/coach; it's great because it's not a project that you talk about in 3 years, it's a today project. ((chris maathuis)) there isn't and hasn't been a more important gift in the history of unlv athletics then the one given by the fertitta family. football is the cash cow. if unlv ever hoped to compete with the big boys, competively and financially they'd need this 74 thousand square foot facility. tony sanchez/coach; 'it don't care who the coach was they'd be involved in this project. they're las vegas sports fanatics, think about them and their history usc and everything they did there., you know their love for football." tina kunzer-murphy/ad
moving into a power five conference, our football program was the issue we needed to address." ((chris maathuis)) every school that wants to be a serious player has a football facility. 3 years ago, boise state cut the ribbon n a 22 million dollar facility. soon after utah moved into the pac 12, they built a 32 million, 152 thousand square foot facility. utah state is wrapping up constructi center and colo. state is pumping 20 million to a joint indoor practice facility and academic and training center. those who refuse to invest refuse reality and will be left behind. len jessup/president; "we like to say there is a renaissance at unlv and you can feel it." ((chris maathuis)) even with the fertitta donation, unlv needs to raise about 15 million more to complete financing tony sanchez/really i want to thank all those other donors that have helped raise over 16 million dollars right now.. so it's not just the 10 million dollar gift.. we have 16 million toward the facility that's going to be between 24 and 26 million...
capital campaigns like this once you get over the halfway point it's downhill.. so this means a lot we're hoping to start construction this spring, and then it's probably about a 10 month project." ((chris maathuis)) the new complex will be located south of the baseball field and north of the two practice football fields at wildcat park. ((chris maathuis)) college of southern nevada and this is a big deal for the school. csn dedicated the lady coyotes softball field today... this facility will allow the ladies to have home field for the first time in school history. it'll include a press box, hitting cages, bull pens, a video scoreboard and seating for 500 fans. (( )) michael richards/csn president;' "this is an opportunity for us to bring home our softball team, have them on campus and in a wonderful facility.," jordan ;menke/player;"we get to be on campus for the first time ever playing the game that we love and it's going to bring us together and the cohesivness will help us win some
title." (comp) don't forget to vote for your fans choice game of the week... go to our facebook page and vote for either centennial at las vegas.... legacy at coronado or faith luthern at silverado. tomorrow night we pick the game you'd like us to feature. and don't forget to send your videos to pix at las vegas now dot com. ((denise valdez))
thumb up -- yes, in her white dress. a good samaritan gave her a lift and the wedding went on 30 minutes late. wonder if the groom thought she got cold feet?/// ((dave courvoisier)) burglars broke into a houston home and left a note documenting everything they stole -- including a playstation and a laptop! based on the handwriting, it looks like the work of kids. a note left behind said "haha" and "my brother told me to steal". police are investigating./// ((chris maathuis)) everyone wants the new iphone 7... and that's becoming a re green bay, wisconsin. no, not that apple store... the "green bay apple store" actually sells apples and other fruit, but that hasn't stopped a flood of calls from hopeful customers who want the new phone. the store manager says she frequently has to correct confused callers. how you like them apples?/// ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live at eleven. ((denise valdez)) >> the late show with
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 attorney general. catherine took on the big banks when they preyed on homeowners. and forced them to pay one point nine billion dollars to nevadans. fickers. and passed laws to keep seniors safe from crooked scams. i'm catherine cortez masto, i approve this
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