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a deadly police shooting in charlotte, north carolina has sparked large protests. how many officers were injured after the chaos. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- nellis air force base is celebrating 75- years! we take a trip back down memory lane.. of its rich history. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the valley is expecting some rain today. sherry explains just how generous mother nature will be to us. ((kirsten joyce)) valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) brian loftus >> chaos in charlotte this morning. >> chaos in charlotte this morning. city officials there are calling for calm after the fatal police shooting of a black man. thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce >> and i'm kirsten joyce. violent protests erupted overnight and at least 12 officers are injured. 8 news now reporter nia wong has the latest. nia?
we're getting conflicting reports from police and the family of keith lamont scott. scott's family say officers shot him while reading a book inside his car on tuesday...but police say scott had a gun. >> this is charlotte hours after the shooting. protesters took to the streets....bringi ng traffic to a standstill on this interstate. some took items from trucks and set them on fire....others hurled water bottls and rocks at squad cars. officers say they wereok outstanding warrant when they encountered scott getting out of his car. police shot and killed the 43 year-old. it turns out scott was not the man police were looking for. ((police chief kerr putney/ charlotte- mecklenburg: "as they engage him, he is armed with a handgun that we found on the scene as well, make some imminent threat to them, and because of that, at least one of our officers fired.")) ((nia wong)) >> police eventually threw tear-gas.
facebook....by a woman claiming to be scott's daghter. she and scott's sister.... shared different accounts of what happened. ((scott's sister/no name given: "they jumped out their truck. they said hands up; he got a gun he got a gun, pow pow pow pow." )) >> the officer involved has been identified as brently vinson. vinson is an african-american and has been on the force since 2014. ((nia wong)) >> he's since been placed on administrative leave. brian and kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecas. >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk))
here to stay. over on the east side, there's construction happening at flamingo and us 95 that's causing overnight ramp closures impacting the northbound 95 off-ramp to flamingo. avoid the area, if you can. lane closures are bound to slow you down, as well. nellis air force base is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year.
8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the clark county museum in henderson, where they have a very cool nellis exhibit. ((michael stevens)) >> this exhibit is impressive. there are dozens of artifacts on display dating back to 1941, including the front page of the evening review journal from december 7th announcing the attack on pearl harbor. they have everything from the goe pilots used to wear, to the bomber jackets, and early aviator sunglasses. historical photographs show how the raw recruits learned to shoot at moving targets from the back of a flat bed truck. a few weeks after pearl harbor, nellis's very first "ramp-up" began. in next few years, 40-thousand men were trained to be gunners inside the bubble turrets of the b-17. they had to be fearless, and they had to be short- just to fit inside the tight
valuable assest to the u.s. military. and through the years, the base has helped our area grow and prosper: ((mark hall-patton // museums administrator: "economically, nellis is a huge part of the local economy, it's also a huge part in terms or bringing people into the area. many of the organizations that i belong to, churches, things like that you find that you have people from nellis who are not just members, they get involved and are a part of it.")) ((michael stevens)) display is the cover of life magazine showing a soldier at what was then las vegas army airfield. it was renamed nellis in 1950. today on 8 news now at 5 and 6pm, paul joncich takes a more indepth look at the history of nellis.
brian, kirsten ((kirsten joyce)) a north las vegas man went the streets in texas.... to helping those on the streets here in southern nevada.. .. you'll meet him, in this week's acts of kindness. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- you want to know when ndot will finish widening state route 160. demetria found out if the project is still on schedule, and what crews are up to now, in "what's driving you crazy?" ///
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the streets, in one month's time. and next wednesday, you'll meet the very first couple, whose lives he helped transform. jesse frank/acts of kindness recipient: at first it started with just small. random acts of kindness, bottles of water, the food.. things like that. . ((kirsten joyce)) but a year ago 30 year-old north las vegas resident jesse frank... wanted his small acts of kindness to turn into a real game changer. jesse frank/acts of kindness recipient: see if take someone, and turn their life around in 30 days... i don't know if it's possible.. l : ((kirsten joyce)) this active duty airman at nellis with a wife and three daughters used to be... homeless. living on the streets of houston texas for a year, before entering the military.. all he needed was the right opportunity to get back on his feet.. and that's what he offers to those he meets... jesse frank/acts of kindness recipient: i just get their story, and i give them small little tests... like hey, what do you need... do you need a backpack, what do you need, o.k. cool.. meet me here tomorrow. .. right there, it shows me if they're real or not.. ((kirsten joyce))
streets of las vegas, he could sense a very strong work ethic in him... but there were many hurdles to overcome at first... jesse frank/acts of kindness recipient: there was a language barrier between us, his birth certificate, took two weeks, then you go to the social security office.. you need this.. you need medical documents.. the challenge paid off.. orlando got a job, a new look... reconnected with family back in ch out on social media, simply to inspire. kirsten joyce next week, jesse gets his award... and you'll meet elissa and kenny... a couple who desperately needed some help, and got it with jesse and the many wonderful businesses here in town who pitched in, to help along the way. if you would like to nominate someone.. go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections", and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// sherry how's the weather today?
((demetria obilor)) back to you./// ((brian loftus)) a 16- year- old dirt biker was killed near hualapai and alta.. after police say he ran a red light before hitting a toyota. the rider was thrown off his bike... and was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the toyota suffered from minor injuries... and showed no signs of impairment. police say dirt bikes should not be on the roads... but see more of them around this time of year. this is the 80th deadly crash in metro's jurisdiction. /// ((brian loftus)) family members have named the suspect... in connection to a double murder... where two people were killed with a baseball bat. family members say frank interliccia is the suspect. the identity. police say the murder happened inside an apartment, near tropicana and paradise. neighbors spotted the suspect roaming the streets in blood. police believe he may have been living with the victims. it's also unclear if the suspect was under the influence at the time of the attack. witnesses say a fourth person was in the apartment and was attacked... but was able to get away. right now, there is a man in jail by the name of frank interliccia... charged with murder and home invasion. /// ((kirsten joyce)) the company who makes
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jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. good morning brian and kirsten! it's decision day at the fed--- futures are pointing to a... open for the markets. yesterday the dow gained 9 points. the nasdaq added 6.// the head of pharmaceutical company mylan is defending how much it charges customers for life-saving epipens. ceo heather bresch will appear before congress today... she signalled tc plan to lower prices-- even though there's been a public outcry over a 500 percent increase in just a few years. she says the thinks the company struck a balance between price and access./ and samsung will have 500 thousand replacement galaxy note 7 phones in stores today... that's enough to replace about half of the devices recalled for battery issues. the copmany will have replacements for the rest of the phones by the end of the month.
tracker market has exploded in the past few years--- but turns out-- they may not help people get fit? a: this is an interesting twist... a two-year-long study of overweight young adults found those who didn't use the wearable trackers lost more weight than those who did. possibly because seeing all that physical activity on a tracker makes people think they can go ahead and eat more.// /// demetria obilor
160? it seems like they are taking forever and they're stopping at the base of the mountain. are they going to the top at mountain springs?" everything is on track to finish up next april, but sr 160 will only we widened between red rock canyon road and mile marker 17, which is by the base of the mountain. this project's scope doesn't go that far west. the five-mile stretch they're two lanes to four. side slope shoulders will also be flattened for safer vehicle turnouts, as well. contractors have recently been working in the trail head area doing landscaping work and constructing a new kiosk structure. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((kirsten joyce))
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misuse the topic of rape in a political campaign? joe heck, that's who. the truth is, as attorney general, catherine cortez masto led the fight against crimes like sexual assault and worked with republicans and democrats to make sure rape kits were administered for victims. but in washington, congressman joe heck voted against funding for rape kits. joe heck. lying about rape. part of the problem in washington. i'm catherine cortez masto
while reading a book. the massive protests its sparked in charlotte, north carolina. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- celebrating 75- years at nellis air force base. the history being put on display to the public. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and, we're finally getting to see some rain in the valley. sherry has the details how much we'll get. ((brian loftus)) >> 8 news now good day, the right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) >> protests continue this morning after a black man was shot and killed by police in charlotte, north carolina. thanks for waking up with us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. clashes between police and protestors erupted hours after yesterday's shooting. 8 news now reporter nia wong is live in studio with updates. nia? ((nia wong))
least a dozen officers have been injured in the aftermath. officers say they were looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered keith lamont scott getting out of his car. police shot and killed the 43 year-old. it turns out scott was not the man police were looking for. >> the shooting happened around 4 yesterday afternoon. hours afterwards protests erupted and continued through the night. protestors shut down a major interstate in both directions. it was reported police used tea they threw items back at squad cars. police say scott had a gun. a woman claiming to be scott's daghter live-streamed the chaos for more than an hour on facebook....says her father was reading a book in his car and did not have a gun. (( deputy chief vicki foster: "it's rough, it's rough but the whole country is going through a tough time right now, so it's like this across the country. we're no different than anyone else so we have to handle it the best we can." )) ((nia wong)) >> the officer involved has been identified as brently vinson. ((nia wong)) >> vinson is an
the force since 2014. brian and kirsten. ((brian loftus)) >> is this officer still employed with the charlotte police? ((nia wong)) >> we're told he's since been placed on administrative leave. brian. ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> hi sherry, how's the weather looking today? ((sherry swensk)) a humid morning, it smells like rain... but we don't expect a wet commute for you.
rain... but we don't expect a wet commute for you. at least not a morning commute - that might change by the afternoon. ............... as one system exits... another will move in and this next one will bring some big gusty winds with it... .. red flag warnings and winds advisories tomorrow with gusts to 50 or higher in the mountains. . cooler 80s as fall arrives and
for children younger than age 18 and seniors ages 55 and older. the museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - the exhibit developed with the cooperation of the nellis air force base showcases artifacts from the county museum collections, and loans from nellis air force base. while many cities in the united states experienced growth from war-related industries, few grew as much as las vegas and clark county.
more than 40,000 soldiers during the war, significantly supporting america's war effort. the communities of the valley also hosted the soldiers, and their paychecks helped las vegas and clark county grow during the war. - the exhibit focuses on the different training programs at the base, and the men and women who made the programs work. clark county's lvaaf is the only flexible gunr as a part of the air force, having been reactivated after the war and named nellis air force base for lt. william nellis, searchlight resident and world war ii fighter pilot who died during the battle of the bulge. - world war ii helped create the clark county and las vegas of today. the first casinos on the strip opened during the war and served both soldiers and those few who could
men to southern nevada who eventually returned to help build the communities of today. the base also boasted a wasp unit of women fliers, as well as a widely diverse group of soldiers. ((brian loftus)) gardening out here in the gardening out here in the desert can be a challenge for some.... ((kirsten joyce)) >> but one university is changing that. how they're able to grow fresh veggies and other plants... in sherry's "living green". /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
((kirsten joyce)) we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. go to our 8 news now facebook page.. click the contest tab... and upload a picture of you supporting your favorite football team. 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! the winners will be announced every friday during the 6am newscast./// ((sherry swensk)) to cool down, it's a great time to get out and do some gardening. but a lot of people are discouraged to grow fruits, flowers, or vegetables because of our soil or extreme heat. there's a place here in the valley that can help you discover that most anything grows in the desert. ((sherry swensk)) this sprawling three acres of desert flora and fauna... ((sherry: what is this? angela o'callaghan: this is lantana.
backyard, ((angela o'callaghan: we have sunflowers of all sorts. )) ((sherry swensk)) but it is a carefully cultivated science project. (( dr. angela o'callahan /horticulture specialist for nevada it's really to teach the public what we can do here. //cut to// 17:38:27 we can grow virtually anything here!)) ((sherry swensk)) this is the cooperative extension demonstration and test gardens... home to more than a thousand species of native and desert-tolerant plants. imagine vegetables of every variety... herbs of all kinds... of course cactus... and gorgeous desert blooms including roses. ((angela o'callaghan: we think of not in the least.)) ((sherry swensk)) dr. angela o'callaghan is a social horticulturist for the university of nevada. ((sherry: do you have the thorn-free? i like the thorn free kind.)) ((sherry swensk)) it's her job to know how plants affect people and the environment they live in. and she says people are often amazed at what we can grow here if you just know when to plant. (( sherry: corn in the desert? what is this angela. angela: this is corn that we do not plant when normal people plant corn.//cyt to//25:08 in
end of the summer growing season.//and that's when we can be growing melons and squashes and heaven help us - okra - and sweet potatoes and pumpkins.)) ((sherry swensk)) there are plenty of worker bees here. more than 200 certified master gardeners voluntarily hand tend these plants yearround. exo-expert- a plant that attracts migrating western monarch butterflies each fall. ((anne marie lardeau/master gardner: some of them do breed and they will only breed and lay eggs on the milkweeds because that is the only thing the monarch catepillars will eat.)) ((sherry swensk)) a natural wash running through the gardens provides a respite for native desert dwellers, too. ((dr. o'callahan: "we also have the occasional jack rabbit who comes by, we get the occasional road runner. they all think this is just dandy - thank you very much they say."
and dr. o'callaghan says we can all enjoy the bounty our desert can provide if we just know how to work with it. ((dr. o'callaghan: "i call it being a good horticultural citizen.")) ((sherry swensk)) the gardens were just recognized with the innovation green award by the las vegas business press. you can visit the gardens free of charge each day between 9 and 5. and there are monthly classes and even a master gardner help desk if you have questions about your own garden. go to links we've men vegas now dot com. /// sherry how's the weather today?
through the weekend. ............. a humid morning, and there is another chance for rain today and tonight. ............... as one system exits... another will move in and this next one bring some big gusty. winds with it... especially in the mountains. ...... red flag warnings and winds advisories tomorrow with gusts to 50 or higher in the mountains. ............ cooler 80s as fall arrives and
back to you./// ((brian loftus)) police have identified the man... who shot two people.. in the parking garage area at mccarran airport. police took jeffery brown into custody without incident.. at the v-a hospital in north las vegas. investigators say brown shot at his "ex" and her new boyfriend.. after they came back from a trip to indianapolis. both victims were shot in the recover. it's not yet known if brown was a patient at the v-a... or if he legally owned the weapon police say he used in the shooting. brown is currently facing a number of charges. /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) expect delays in the spaghetti bowl on the southbound side of traffic.
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and tonight. ............... as one system exits... another will move in and this next one will bring some big gusty. winds with it... especially in the mountains. ...... gusts to 50 or higher in the mountains. ............ cooler 80s as fall arrives and lasts into the weekend. ((sherry swensk)) ((demetria obilor)) here's what the south beltway
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>> plus... controversy after the drastic price hike of epipens... when the ceo will be answering to congress about the reason for the increase. ((brian loftus)) >> and... we 're enjoying the cooler tmeps for now... sherry is watching the radar to see if it's going to rain again. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) (( "there is something going on across this nation that needs to be addressed. so the throwing of water bottles throwing of water bottles and the destroying of city vehicles, i don't condone thaty but as far as my child, my nephews, i am concerned. i am worried about them. something has to be done.")) ((brian loftus)) police in charlotte, north carolina calling for calm this morning ... after riots that lasted well into the night. ((kirsten joyce)) >> at least 10 officers were injured... protesters were lighting fires, shutting down freeways, looting ... several people were arrested. thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce.