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tv   8 News Now Good Day  CBS  September 15, 2016 4:30am-5:00am PDT

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it's finally starting to feel like fall in the valley. how long will these cool temps last? sherry will tell us all about it. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus...tropical storm julia is now a tropical depression. but it still ripped through the southern coast. we'll take a look at historical storm. ((brian loftus)) >> and... a senior citizen community is fighting to have their electricity turned back on after major malfunction. the i-teams vanessa murphy investigated the issue . ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good dy, 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)) >> i'm brian loftus. sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
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highs back up to 90 degrees by the afternoon and hotter for the weekend.
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tropical depression julia is pulling out to sea. ((sherry swensk)) tropical storm juilia now 40 miles an hour, flooding is already a problem in the charleston area ... the national weather service says more than five inches of rain has fallen...
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form over land in state history. let's take a look at the roads with demetria ((demetria obilor)) back to you!///
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help catching two armed help catching two armed robbers. they say the men approached a man who was seated in his car on bromley avenue near jones and washington -- opened the door and pressed a gun to his neck. they took his wallet, phone and demanded his a-t-m pin number. they withdrew hundreds of dollars from the man's account.
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screen. both suspects are around five-feet-eight . if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) and law enforcements teamed up to catch wanted registered sex offender.... martin suarez. the u-s marshals office, metro, and henderson police assisted the sex offender predator apprehension team in arresting suarez who has an active full-extradition warrant from california for a parole violation. he has been arrested more than since he was 14 on a variety of offenses. investigators caught up with him near sunset and gibson road in henderson./// ((brian loftus)) the unemployment rate here in nevada dropped a bit last month. according to the latest numbers... the unemployment rate dipped to 6.3% in august. that's a slight improvement from this time last year... when the rate was at 6.6%. governor brian sandoval released a statement saying he was pleased by the improving numbers./// ((kirsten joyce)) a fire knocks out electricity... at a senior citizen community ((brian loftus))
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the flames... that's had some seniors living without full power... for more than a month./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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((brian loftus)) no power, no air conditioning,
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((kirsten joyce)) >> the i-team's vanessa murphy took a closer look at what's unfolding in one local condo complex. ((arlene christensen/resident: if i had a million dollars tomorrow, i'd stay right here.)) ((vanessa murphy)) arlene christensen has lived at the casablanca condominiums in las vegas for more than a decade.... ((arlene: it's amazing. i love living here.)) ((vanessa murphy)) but what she describes as usually an oasis....is anything but these days. ((arlene: no power. no nothing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) for more than a month....that me the hot summer days in ten units of this age 55 plus living community. ((arlene: i kind of thought seniors were special. (laughs))) ((vanessa murphy)) instead there are extension cords in the hallway to at least keep the fridge running.... ((arlene: i've got it in here... )) ((vanessa murphy)) while residents like arlene are displaced.... ((mary ann berry/board director: this is the meter that blew out. )) ((vanessa murphy)) and the homeowners association scrambles to fix electrical damage caused by a fire on a august 13th. ((mary ann: this one! (sound) completely destroyed!)) ((vanessa murphy))
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sparking from an electrical meter. acting board president bill brown says while the exact cause of the fire is unknown.... the problem with getting the power back on is that equipment needed doesn't exist....thanks in part to an older building and newer technology. ((vanessa: is the hoa doing everything it can? bill brown/acting board president: absolutely. i mean we're just as concerned as the homeowners themselves. we're just as anxious to get this resolved as soon as possible.)) ((arlene: i think they world and they're people i like and respect, but i don't think they know what they're doing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) while the h-o-a waits for electrical contractors to find the right parts or present another solution, arlene christensen desribes learning a lesson during this hardship. ((arlene: that's tough and you don't realize psychologically how you miss your home. we're so spoiled, we take everything for granted, and you don't realize psychologically how you miss your home.
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((brian loftus)) we contacted n-v energy, the contractors board, public utilities commission, clark county trying to find any answers. but n-v energy did not get back to us... ((kirsten joyce)) >> however, the information we did receive from the other groups - is this seems to be a problem the h-o-a will have to figure out with a contractor./// ((brian loftus)) goat yoga is taking over one oregon farm. ((kirsten joyce)) >> we'll take a look at this new form of yoga that's in ((demetria obilor))
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion.
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everyday. goats are trending because they're doing yoga! regrets" farm in oregon... the creator says even when the goats chew their cud they go into a meditative state. their human companions say they find the goats to be great company... even though they're trying to eat their yoga mats. goat yoga is a hit... with a waiting list already over 500 people long./// sherry how's the
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mornings feeling cool and very comfortable for now...but the
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week finishes warmer and the weekend heats up. ................ temps will get closer to normal today... and then we'll get to those mid 90s by the weekend. ............... the showers and snow are lifting into the northern rockies today. ...... leaving the southwest dry ((sherry swensk)) typhoon meranti has struck
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taiwan, making landfall early on thursday near the coastal city of xiamen in south-eastern fujian province. morning light revealed empty streets covered in strewn debris, windows on surrounding office buildings, and fallen trees. other areas were subject to flooding -- prompting the city to remain on an emegency footing. let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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to westbound 215 will close overnight for the next six months for construction. it closed last night around 7pm and will reopen in around thirty minutes, if it's not already open. closures are in effect sunday through friday to westbound 215 will close overnight for the next six months for construction. it closed last night around 7pm and will reopen in around thirty minutes, if it's not already open. closures are in effect sunday
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back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) more than 6 million children and teens suffer with asthma in the us and this week is known as "asthma peak week" it's a time when levels of germs and irritants are high for school kidsand families can get lax about using medications. "medicina time, right?" when it comes to controlling her daughter valerie's asthma. making sure she always has her inhaler.. the 4 year old sometimes needs a nebulizer treatment before school to keep her asthma in check. "literally 24 hours around the clock i'm monitoring her" for josephine and many parents, september can be a month of anxiety with kids back in the classroom. a recent study shows increases in pediatric asthma attacks and doctor visits during this
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& asthma network. (dr. purvi parikh/ allergy & asthma network) "as they're going back to school there's a new allergen in the air called ragweed pollen and that triggers a lot of asthma attacks in children and on top of that there's a surge in viruses" dr. parikh says it's critical parents look for warning signs and symptoms and make sure kids use inhalers when necessary. (dr. purvi parikh/ allergy & asthma network ) "typical symptoms of an asthma attack are coughing wheezing shortness of breath, chest pain" she also says it's important parents have an asthma action plan with the school so to react. "awesome sauce- give me five" asthma flare-ups can mean many missed school days for kids something this mom is trying to avoid. (josephine melendez /mom ) "she actually tells me mommy my inhaler, mommy i need my medicine" josephine says she tries to keep valerie aware.. so she knows how to manage her own condition. don champion, cbs news, new york. ((brian loftus)) >> doctors remind parents to make sure all your child's prescriptions are up to date to keep their asthma under control./// ((kirsten joyce))
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million people across the u-s suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases -- like ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. they are chronic conditions that last a life-time. they can be treated ... but so far, there's no cure. however scientists in british columbia think they've found a way to improve the health and quality of life for people suffering from crohn's disease. (kelly mcnagny/professor of medical genetics, ubc biomedical research center) "we found a population of cells that seems to drive fibrosis in crohn's disease and we found a way of targeting those cells so that they -- we can dampen them down and prevent fibrosis." ((kirsten joyce)) discovery could help people who have tissue scarring from health issues, like heart attacks and muscle degeneration ... or who suffer from inflammatory conditions like liver cirrhosis, or chronic kidney disease./// ((brian loftus)) the national football league is launching an initiative aimed at preventing, diagnosing and treating concussions and other head injuries. the play smart play safe initiative involves the hiring of a physician to serve as the n-f-l's chief medical officer. in addition, the league and its
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dollars to support engineering advancement and medical research. in 20-15 a federal judge approved a mass settlement to a lawsuit filed by thousands of former players, accusing the n-f-l of negligence in linking concussions to brain injuries. since then the league has been putting players suspected of getting concussions under a protocol./// ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at 5-am... the iphone- 7 may not be that different... but everyone still wants one! ((brian loftus)) >> which model has already 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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((brian loftus)) in the subways of new yorker one man is touching millions with his voice. ((kirsten joyce)) viral after he sang a rendition of the righteous brothers "unchained melody" at a new york city subway. the performance has been watched over 8 million times./// ((brian loftus)) after watching the video of subway busker mike yung's beautiful rendition of "unchained melody" james invited mike to los angeles to recreate the viral clip. mike yung: ((i need your love, i need your love god speed your love to me ))
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i big stage in the 70's he was signed to rca records but things never worked out. so he just sings at subways for the love of music. now he's getting several offers on the table///
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington.
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it's make- it or break- it for the n-f-l stadium proposal. where the bill is now heading... to hopefully get the stamp of approval. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- the clinton campaign makes a stop here in las vegas. what former president bill clinton spoke about... while filling in for hillary. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the cool temperatures aren't sticking around for good. sherry explains the warm-up we'll see for the weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 nen brian loftus >> thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce >> and i'm kirsten joyce. today... the stadium committee is expected to make an historic recommendation that could lead to las vegas becoming an n-f-l host city. brian loftus >> they're meeting this morning on u-n-l-v's campus. and that's where we find 8 news now reporter michael stevens live with what's expected. good morning, michael?

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