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before they get better. ((mauricio marin)) >> a lot of congestion on the freeway right now as the rush hour commute starts. and things will likely get even slower on the road because crews are shutting down the ramp that leads from southbound 95 to southbound i-15 tonight at 10. the closures are needed to get this next week. ((mauricio marin)) >> in order to get the bridge ready for demolition....two lanes leading to southbound interstate 15 have to be shifted to the east. the bridge that crosses over symphony park avenue that will get torn down is about 20 years old and needs to go because additional room is needed as part of the widening of the 15. we spoke with n-dot workers this afternoon.. they say with more than 300-thousand cars driving beten the spagheiowl andsahara day...there's a lot of potential for car crashes. and tell us the new freeway design once completed should help make commutes safer. (( tony illia/ndot: "part of what this project will do is eliminate some of the merge and weave traffic and make it a little safer.
anyone who has gotten off the charleston exit knows it can be nightmarish." )) ((mauricio marin)) >> n-dot crews say when project neon is completed---it should help reduce traffic by nearly 30-percent. and with major road construction for project neon now starting---n-dot folks are asking for drivers to be patient behind the wheel. ((mauricio marin)) >> the ramp is going to be shut down through tonight and sunday morning. so drivers will need to find other ways to get around. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) mauricio...with only 36 hours to get the job done...how's n-dot making sure they'll get done on time? ((mauricio marin)) >> christianne...n-d ot says crews will be working around the clock to make sure they get the ramp back open as scheduled. also--a lot of the big equipment they'll need to get the job done is already on-site ready to go. back to you.///
still moving along the corridor right now... that may not be the case this weekend. traffic anchor demetria obilor takes a look at some alternate routes. the busiest ramp in the state is closing tonight at 10 pm and reopening 10am sunday. this is going to cause delays and confusion... so don't get caught up in it. you have some options. you in your back pocket, or you can take some that i'm going to suggest. you can exit early at valley view, south rancho or mlk and use those as alternates or take them to charleston to get to i-15 south. you will need to leave earlier than usual.
signed detour which will direct you to take southbound 95 to the i-15 north on-ramp, exit at d street, turn left under the overpass and get onto i-15 south. the choice extra time. that's my best advice... ((paul joncich)) >> metro police have identified the 19-year-old driver who they say was on drugs impaired when he plowed into the back of a metro officer. the crash happened just after 4-this morning near durango and tropicana. that's when police say david
motorcycle as he was waiting at a stop light. the officer was taken to u-m-c trauma... 8 news now reporter michael stevens has an update on his condition. metro police say the officer was on his motorcycle when he was hit. he suffered back, neck and leg injuries... and is being treated inside this hospital right now. ((michael stevens)) flashing police lights... light up the intersection of tropicana and durango early friday morning... after an intoxicated driver rear-ends... at a high-rate of speed. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: you need to be prepared to react to something. if you're not paying attention, this is the kind of stuff that happens. and yes, this is a motor cops worst nightmare. )) ((michael stevens)) police say the driver of the car stopped... and tried helping the officer thrown from his bike. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: in these types of collisions you see alot of back and neck injuries. there's a chance that he may have some type of fractured vertabre or somthing wrong with his extremeties. )) ((michael stevens))
trauma... where he's being treated for non-life threatning injures. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: you can't tell but that motorcycle is totaled. )) ((michael stevens)) the driver of the car was arrested and charged with d-u-i. and police say more charges could be added. ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: you make the conseious decision to get behind the wheel impared, shame on you. there's no reason for you to do it. and we're very lucky that this isn't worse -- that he didn't strike a vehicle that was stopped. had our officer been stopped on the side of the road. it would've )) again, it seems this officer is doing all right and should make a full-recovery. ((paul joncich)) we want to make it clear that metro is saying the driver was not drunk but possibly on drugs./// ((christianne klein)) we have an update for you on the mercury exposure at johnson junior high school. 8 news now has confirmed the one home deemed unsafe has been cleared. you'll remember last wednesday
and faculty were screened for mercury poisoning after a teacher caught a group playing with the element. e-p-a officials tell us they cleared the home by pulling up some carpet and destroying other items. as for charges... clark county school district tells us they hope to identify the person responsible and determine whether or not charges will be filed./// ((christianne klein)) the nevada public utilities commission voted to restore cheaper rates for solar rooftop customers. the change will apply to customers who installed or requested a y year. they will be grandfathered into lower rates for the next 20 years. the puc increased rates this year ... saying it corrected a subsidy that non- solar customers were paying .. for those who had panels./// ((christianne klein)) and of course many people sounding off on the topic on our facebook page.. most are saying it's about time and wondering whether or not they will get a refund. we'd like to know what you think. you can join in on the conversation on our facebook page--- that's 8 news now./// ((paul joncich)) from solar energy to the skies---
way back into valley as we inch closer to the century mark. katie boer gives a look at just how long the warm up will last. katie? ((katie boer)) good evening -- a really nice late summer day across southern nevada with clear sunny skies and nice warm, below average temperatures across the region. ................. let's take a look at your evening planner for tonight. by 7pm 88, by 9pm 83, low 80s for 11pm and looking ahead to saturday morning .................
organization will hold the first international zika prevention meeting. the different ways the organization plans to unify all 48 countries fighting the virus./// >> plus... pipeline spill down south may have some residual affects on gas prices nationally. those stories and more next on the valley's news leader.///
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this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) north and south america battling the zika virus--- the pan american health organization has now announced it will hold the first international zika prevention meeting next month. so far there have been 116 thousand zika cases confirned and another nearly 500 thousand suspected. the p-a-h-o says next month's meeting will be the first step to form a common and unified strategy--- as well as set up an information exchange website to determine a standard and widely accepted plan for prevention and
zika prevention meeting will run october 20th through the 21st in havana cuba./// ((paul joncich)) meanwhile... those with a criminal past may now have a fair chance at going to college. the white house says over 80 colleges and universities have signed on to its fair chance for higher education pledge. those schools will commit to adopting admissions practices that don't immediately disqualify applicants because of their criminal records. they also commit to making internships and job training available. the white house says about one in five americans have a criminal record. crews are making progress in preparing a busted pipeline in alabama that could hike up the price of gas nationwide. reports show up to 336 thousand gallons have leaked out of the pipeline in shelby county. the gasoline leak caused an interruption to line 1, which transports gasoline from refiners on the gulf coast to locations along the eastern seaboard--- which distrubution has since been halted leading experts to believe prices will drive up prices and even leave some
probably going to see more of an increase than other areas.but i think fortunately here in al our proximity to the gulf and other methods of retaining gas are gonna help keep our increase minimal.)) ((christianne klein)) >> officials aren't sure when the leak began but the hope to get the line repaired by next week./// ((paul joncich)) wouldn't it be nice if when you were hungry... something tasty would come down from the sky?. ((christianne klein)) >> up next... drones that deliv reality... and so is the technology that will bring you a chipotle burrito on demand./// announcer: you're
look out for flying burritos near the virginia tech campus. as part of a test program, which the faa has approved,-- chipotle will deliver burritos to students and staff on campus by drone! the company is partnering with a unit of google on the project. we're told burritos will be put together in a food truck and then loaded on the drones. toss to weather/greek fest ((katie boer)) good evening -- a really nice
region. ................. let's take a look at your evening planner for tonight. by 7pm 88, by 9pm 83, low 80s for 11pm and looking ahead to saturday morning low 70s by 8am tomorrow. ................. looking at current conditions today -- we're below seasonal average with highs in the upper 80s -- some low 90s in our warmer neighborhoods. ................. weather headlines: look for temps. climbing into the weekend. near 100s by sunday. a littlet possible for next week however. slight chance of thunderstorms starting monday night into wednesday. ............... tonight and tomorrow-- should remain pretty comfortable. look or lows in the upper 60s with mid 90s in store for your saturday afternoon. look for lots of sunshine. ............... 7-day: look for mid 90s tomorrow, but temps. climb into the weekend. by sunday look for highs above average in the upper 90s. for next week monday we'll be
wednesday right around 90 degrees. ((christianne klein)) just into our newsroom. this cone zone isn't slowing you down, but you still want to know what crews are up to.. so demetria obilor found out for you, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) demetria obilor: j- p wants to know, "what's going on just off 215 and cheyenne?" i reached out to the city of las vegas to find out wha' the construction of the access road to summerlin village 26 reverence. the city says the access road comes off cliff shadows parkway and hugs the beltway until it enters into the community. cox cable has also been in the area working with fiber cable on cliff shadows, just west of 215, as well. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas
dot com. ((christianne klein)) just into our newsroom. there will be a senate debate right here on klas.. ((paul joncich)) >> doctor joe heck will take part in a debate with his challenger.. catherine cortez masto. there is still no confirmed date.. but.. the heck campaign just sent out a saying he will be part of the debate with cortez masto. when we find out the date.. we will let you know./// ((christianne klein)) coming up on the valley's news leader... helping kids get over their stage fright. ((paul joncich)) >> the talent show that was a confidence booster at one local school ... in today's what's cool at school./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
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taking the stage for an annual talent show. ((paul joncich)) >> brian loftus has the story in today's "what's cool at school." ((brian loftus)) two local elementary schools - robert lake and ruby thomas - teamed up for a talent show featuring the skills of their student find a love of performing..... joseph buck pta president - robert e. lake elem. "it's more to let some of these kids get out of their shells, then strictly a talent show." ((brian loftus)) students showed courage and pride when taking the stage. zakiyah was so apprehensive at first, she felt a little sick. but her teachers and teammates were by her side..... zakiyah green 5th grade "on stage, since i have support....my friends support me, it's fun, and my teacher, she supports me, and she makes it fun." ((brian loftus)) now she loves the chance to
zakiyah green 5th grade "dancing with everybody, at the end." ((brian loftus)) we caught the kids during a recent rehearsal. the payoff....perform ing for friends, family, and the whole school nathaniel mahnesmith 6th grade "honestly, my most favorite thing it to bring talent to make kids happy- that's the main reason why." ((brian loftus)) these two schools often combine events - carnivals, movie nights, and now for the second year in a row - the talent show....with 22 acts and 2 closing numbers joseph buck pta president - robert e. lake elem. "we have singing, we have acting, we have dancing." ((brian lofts feel the freedom and fun of trying something new, and maybe discover a love of the arts joseph buck pta president - robert e. lake elem. "it's anything the want to do, it's more of a variety show than anything else." "it's just about letting them experience the arts in a way that they're going to enjoy." ((brian loftus)) and that's "what's cool at school" ((paul joncich)) to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school just head to las vegas now dot com.. it'll be under the community tab under sections.
cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// ((christianne klein)) coming up on the valley's news leader... another day, another dust up between the canidates. ((paul joncich)) >> donald trump's brief statement about president obama sets off a firestorm and hillary clinton is among those slamming the republican nominee./// ((christianne klein)) although
conversation. ((paul joncich)) >> as craig boswell explains... donald trump flip-floped on the campaign trail and now hillary clinton's camp has pounced. at his washington hotel, republican presidential nominee donald trump summed up several years of controversy that he helped promote in just a few words: "president barack obama was born in the united states, period." trump blamed hillary clinton's 2008 presidential campaign the first place. earlier, clinton took a jab at trump from her campaign event across town: "he's lead the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president." clinton later unleashed a tweet-storm, calling trump's actions "a disgrace." president obama says he's confident about his birthplace. "i'm shocked that a question like that would come up at a time when we got so many other things to do." ((craig boswell, cbs
((craig boswell, cbs news, washington, dc)) while the president wasn't too bothered about the birther controversy, members of the congressional black caucus are seething. ((rep. g.k. butterfield/d-n.c.)) "donald trump is a disgusting fraud!" ((rep. hakeem jeffries, d-n.y)) "donald trump is nothing more than a 2-bit racial arsonist." trump briefly stopped by rnc headquarters before heading to florida.... and clinton is back in new york. a new poll shows the two are locked in a statistical tie when third party candidates are included. news, washington. ((paul joncich)) the two third-party candidates did not meet the polling criteria to qualify for the first two presidential debates./// ((paul joncich)) channel 8 is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season. you can stay up to date right here on 8 news now.. or on our website.. las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) the weather has really
and nevada with clear sunny skies and nice warm, below average temperatures across the region. ................. let's take a look at your evening planner for tonight. by 7pm 88, by 9pm 83, low 80s for 11pm and looking ahead to saturday morning low 70s by 8am tomorrow. nd looking ahead to ................. ((christianne klein)) the consumer warning users of the samsung galaxy note seven to turn off their phones "immediately." about one million of the smartphones in the u-s are now under recall. ((paul joncich)) >> officials say the battery defect could cause the device to overheat. now the president of samsung is apologizing. kris van cleave has the latest from bethesda, maryland. nats video explosion as this demonstration
battery can cause blistering flames if it malfunctions. the government's consumer watchdog calls the samsung galaxy note seven phone a "serious fire hazard." samsung's president apologized thursday. "we did not meet the standard of excellence that you expect and deserve. for that, we apologize." the f-a-a says the only way to fly with the phone is by turning it off -- keeping it unplugged on board... and out of checked baggage. "i've never seen this as "do not turn this phone on a plane, we strongly suggest this. if we're an airline were not going to let you use this phone on our plane." dan ackerman is senior editor at cnet. he says samsung fumbled... and strung out a crucial recall. "the whole recall process really took longer than anybody thought because samsung kind of tried to do it kind of by themselves at first." elliot kaye with the consumer product safety commission agrees. he said samsung should have brought in the
"it's not a recipe for a successful recall, for a company to go out on its own. 97-percent of the million or so phones sold in the u.s. have the defective battery. so far, about 130-thousand have been returned for refund or exchange for fixed device. there are reports the cpsc is looking into other samsung devices that have had reports of fires. kris van cleave, cbs news, bethesda, md. ((paul joncich)) >> so far samsung's stock has lost more tha 2 recall./// ((paul joncich)) meanwhile... some apple fans who didn't pre-order the new i-phone may face disappointment today. on the day of the phone's official release -- apple says it has sold out of it's initial supply of its larger i-phone 7 model. also, only limited quantities of the i-phone 7 in all colors except jet black are available. prices for the 7 start at 649 bucks .. the 7 plus starts at 769.//// ((christianne klein))
workers ahead of the holiday shopping season. that's up from last year - when u-p-s hired 93-thousand people for temporary jobs during its busiest season, according to a spokesman. the spokesman says u-p-s is looking for package handlers and delivery drivers - including tractor-trailer drivers. he says pay for seasonal workers ranges from just over 10 dollars an hour up to 30 dollars an hour. the spokesman added that roughly 37 percent of seasonal hires in the last ((paul joncich)) a branch of the military is teaming up with a tech company to better protect those who serve our country. ((christianne klein)) >> coming up on the valleys
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coming out of springdale, arkansas. ((paul joncich)) >> the u-s army contracted with the company nano-mech to create a new combat uniform-- and it's a game-changer for the armed forces. erika hall checked out the new technology that its creators say could save millions of lives. randy george, served in the army for 26 years 31;26 "the old suits is nothing more than a charcoal filter and all it does, nerve agents or anything or mustard gas it wouldnt do anhi it at all. 13 sec gulf war veteran randy george calls the old chemical warfare suits basically a tarp -- offering no real protection. he says his lungs were burned after inhaling fumes from an oil fire. george believes if the army had a better combat suits when he served-- it could've prevented him from having to use oxygen tanks on a daily basis. randy george, served in the army for 26 years 32;08 "we don't know if that's the case, but what the people are going through right now having the gulf war illness and young veterans coming back from iraq and afganistan from all the buring going on over there, this could help a lot filter through.
50;45 "i'm wearing the new nguard protective uniform and creators say the most impressive part is that it solves 10 problems at once." 8 sec the new uniform is made using nanotechnology -- which is more lightweight than prior uniforms. it features protection against extreme tempatures, diseases, toxins, insects, and even repells water, as well as eliminates odors... and that's just the beginning. jim phillips, nanomech, ceo 07;40 "but we really dramatically increase the performance of the product ans whether it's the combat uniforms, or it's perhaps the masks, the helmets, its going to have a multifunctional capability." 17 sec jim phillips says the new technology is already in use by the u-s military. and eventually phillips would like to extend the new technology to protect civilian emergency workers. randy george, served in the army for 26 years 32;24 "you don't never know
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nevada with clear sunny skies and nice warm, below average temperatures across the region. ................. let's take a look at your evening planner for tonight. by 7pm 88, by 9pm 83, low 80s for 11pm and looking ahead to saturday morning low 70s by 8am tomorrow. ................. looking at current conditions today -- we're below seasonal average with highs in the upper 80s -- some low 90s in our warmer neighborhoods. ................. weather headlines: look for
near 100s by sunday. a little bit more activity is possible for next week however. slight chance of thunderstorms starting monday night into wednesday. ............... tonight and tomorrow-- should remain pretty comfortable. look or lows in the upper 60s with mid 90s in store for your saturday afternoon. look for lots of sunshine. ............... 7-day: look for mid 90s tomorrow, but temps. climb into the weekend. by sunday look for highs above average in the upper 90s. for next week monday we'll be just above normal in the mid 90s. with a slight chance of storms arriving late monday night through possibly wednesday. tuesday dropping into the upper 80s. wednesday right around 90 degrees. ((paul joncich))
they run -- they catch and they block. ((christianne klein)) >> but there's something you can't see -- that makes two high school football players -- stand out from the rest. jeff paul is in lakewood with the r in sea of pounding cleats (nat of running) -- play calls (nat) --and whistles (nat) woodrow wilson high running back darrion green seems immune to the chaos. "how are they doing that? and i imagine that's what a lot of people are wondering." 41:31-41:36 he runs faster than most...has the eyes of a hawk and hands made of glue but it's the gift you can't see that causes the most noise. "they didn't notice until i told them. and then they find out, they're stunned. it was amazing." 26:13-26:20 darrion greenwoodrow wilson
i can do anything." 26:01-26:03 a spirit that's help land him a dozen college football scholarship offers -- and counting. "i am blessed and i can do anything because i saw other deaf players playing football. so i'm doing that for the deaf community." 27:18-27:28 and he's not the only woodrow player who's deaf. there's junior nose tackle juan alvarez. "i feel like deaf people are just like hearing people. people always think there are things we can't do. but it's always been in my dreams tp alvarezwoodrow wilson high helping the two make those dreams a realityinterpretor joel hill who was as new to football as the team was to him. "actions speak louder than ponytails (laughs)." joel hilldisd interpreter 39:09-39:12 running from sideline to field...player to coach...hill ensures darrion and juan see every call and command...even the yelling. (nats of coach) while it's exhausting -- hill says everyone should see an important lesson here. "i hope..." 43:04-43:05 "...people will be inspired to realize a lot of our boundaries are self-imposed."
these two players there's no stopping. "i'm hoping that people think i'm not giving up and keep working hard." 29:05-29:10 "that we're the same as anybody else and we can do what we want. come on and play football." 35:10-35:14 ((paul joncich)) >> darrion and juan -- along with the rest o against the hillcrest panthers./// ((paul joncich)) back here in the valley... our fans choice game of the week has been chosen ---and sports reporter john tritsch will be live previewing the game from las vegas high school as they take on the centennial bulldogs. ((christianne klein)) in just two weeks
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((paul joncich)) >> it's a notion to protect you from skimmers which has already cost americans millions. are the gas stations you stop routinely to fill up your tank, doing enough to keep you safe? in two weeks, gas stations could be fined if they don't increase security to protect you from skimming devices installed on the pumps.
seals. think of when you buy medication and it has a seal so you know nobody has opened it, well, these stickers work the same way. if the seal is broken, we all know somebody was able to get inside the pump. by october 1st, every gas station will have to have a seal on each pump. some stations may choose to step up security even further: by adding better locks and technology that would shut down the gas pump if it's opened. even though you may be in a rush, taking just a few seconds to check the pump before technology that would shut down the gas pump if it's opened. even though you may be in a rush, taking just a few seconds to check the pump before putting in your card can save you from a lot of heartache. the average amount stolen from every credit card is $1,100 and each skimmer can store information from about 100 credit cards. 10news wtsp cameras found dozens of gas stations in the bay area alone that may be failing to keep your credit cards safe when you gas up. we found that many didn't yet have those simple security seals that lets you know if it's ripped or if somebody has been inside. "we open first thing in the morning and we check to make sure if it's secure. we do that a couple of times a day," says ashraf zakher, who manages a gas station in
nevada freeway is blocked off. that means heavy delays along the spaghetti bowl all weekend... as crews scramble to finish the work before your monday morning commute. ((dave courvoisier)) >> after months of disagreements.... the public utilities commission has finally reached a deal with rooftop solar customers. so how will the latest developement affect homeowners