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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.
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people are angry over the death of a man shot and killed by police.... but there are two very different versions of the story. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter nia wong is here to take a look at what we're hearing from both the family of the victim and police. nia? ((nia wong)) >> brian and kirsten. 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 charlotto 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 were looking for a suspect with an 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
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our officers fired.")) ((nia wong)) >> police eventually threw tear-gas. the aftermath was live-streamed for more than an hour on 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 vinn and has been on the force since 2014. ((nia wong)) >> he's since been placed on administrative leave. brian and kirsten? ((brian loftus)) the black lives matter movement in las vegas is making national headlines. this defense attorney sparked a protest ... when she refused to remove her black lives matter button, despite a judge's request not to demonstrate what he called political speech. about a dozen other lawyers arrived to support her yesterday ... earlier, the judge asked people
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case... saying he tries to keep the courtroom free from any outside influences. the attorney says she decided to take a stand after the las vegas police union sent a letter to judges, saying "'black lives matter' propaganda" has no place in courtrooms./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) we got a few showers and some sprinkles yesterday... but as we suspected - the real rain has sprinkles yesterday... but as we suspected - the real rain has arizona. .................... a somewhat humid morning, 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... 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 lasts into the weekend. demetria, how are the roads?
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we should learn more in the about the two victims of a gruesome murder. family members identified the suspect as frank interliccia however, police have not yet confirmed that. the victims were discovered in
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police say they were beat to death with a baseball bat. investigators believe the suspect was living with the couple at the time... and are now trying to determine if he was under the influence at the time. witnesses say a fourth person lives with the couple and was also attacked but was able to get away. as for the suspect- a man, by the name of frank interliccia, is listed in jail....charged with two counts of murder and home invasion. court records show interllicia also has prior drug and burglary convictions./// ((brian loftus)) andt barricade situation near russell and fort apache that lasted several hours. investigators tell us this all started when they responded to a call about a strong-armed robbery at a store nearby. that call led police to an apartment complex where metro says a suspect holed inside the apartment then led police on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody. swat and negotiators were then called in to assist with a second individual still inside. ultimately, swat went inside the apartment to arrested that individual. no one was injured in this
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a state corrections officer accused of trying to bring drugs into high desert prison ... is due in court tomorrow. the i-team was first to report... that 25-year-old kaleo gedge was taken into custody earlier this month... according to investigators, the drugs never made it inside. gedge has been a corrections officer since july of 2014 and has since been placed on administrative leave./// ((kirsten joyce)) nevada is now one of 21 states trying to block the expansions of the overtime pay law. the department of labor .... over the new rule that would make more higher- earning workers eligible for o-t. the regulation is set to take effect on december first. nevada's attorney general says the rule would burden private and public sectors .... and represents inappropriate federal overreach./// ((brian loftus)) still to come on 8 news now good day.. celebrating a big anniversary for nellis air force base ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> a look at how they helped influence the valley ... during their 75 years here./// ((you're watching the
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((kirsten joyce)) >> nellis air force base is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year. ((brian loftus)) >> so today we are looking back on some of it's rich history. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the clark county museum in henderson, whe nellis exhibit. hey michael! ((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.
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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 fearl fit inside the tight compartments. nellis is a highly respected and valuable assest to the u.s. military. and through the years, the base has helped our area grow and prosper: one of the items on the display is the cover of life magazine showing a soldier at what was then las vegas army airfield. it was renamed nellis in 1950.
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((sherry swensk)) beautiful skies with some ((sherry swensk)) beautiful skies with some clearing from yesterday...
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highs just in the mid 80s. ...................... temps are averaging upper 60s around the valley kids... and an easy day on the playground and outside for p.e. highs again in the mid 80s today. ..................... are you ready for fall? autumn arrives tomorrow.... but already feels like it with temps in the 80s yesterday and lasting right throughhe ............. a humid morning, and there is another chance for rain today and tonight. there are showers right now over southern clark county. ............... as one system exits... another will move in and this next one will 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 lasts into the weekend.
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flamingo around us 95 due to construction. overnight the northbound 95 ramp to flamingo shuts down. so use alternates like tropicana. at midnight, another round of life is beautiful closures went into effect. expect more closures downtown leading up to this festival. back to you! ((kirsten joyce))
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killed ... another injured .. after a u-2 spy plane crashed in northern california yesterday morning. the plane just took off on a training mission from beale air force base when something happened. witnesses reported seeing parachutes carrying the pilots.... and equipment ejecting from the plane. determine exactly what happened./// ((brian loftus)) after the break on 8 news now good day... a man's mission .. is to give people a hand up ... not just a hand out.. ((kirsten joyce)) >> in today's acts of kindness ... the local man trying to change people's lives in just 30 days. ((brian loftus)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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to testify before congress today .. over the epipen price hikes. heather bresch will appear before the hearing
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it was just 57 dollars in 2007 and has since rose hundreds of dollars. mylan also faces a new york state antitrust probe stemming from its epipen sales contracts with schools. epipens can help save lives in people having a severe allergic reaction./// kirsten joyce we have profiled some amazing people during our acts of kindness segments, and today's individual is right up there..a man... who helps homeless people off the streets, in o 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.. we'll see what we can do... : ((kirsten joyce)) this active duty airman at
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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)) when he met puerto rican native, orlando living on the streets of las vegas, he could en 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 chicago. i do whatever i can, i put it out on social media, simply to
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next week, jesse receives our 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. to nominate someone for our series... if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab under sections. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) not a lot of green in the desert .. ((kirsten joyce)) >> sherry shows us all types of things that can sprout up in our climate. ((brian loftus)) and don't forget-- today's the last day to vote for our game of the week. whichever team wins ... is the matchup that sports reporter jon tritsch will cover this weekend. here's a look at your choices and where they stand in the polls... pick your favorite ... on our 8 news now facebook page. we'll be right back on 8 news now good day.///
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of a black man killed by police. ((brian loftus)) >> plus... sherry is tracking the radar .. to see if your morning commute could be a wet one. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... nellis air force base.. turning 75 years old... where you can learn about its rich history. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts 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. 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)) >> brian and kirsten. a family is in mourning and at 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.
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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 tear gas on protestors but they threw items back at squad cars. 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. but police say he did...and a gun was recovered at the scene.. (( 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
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rain is falling in southern clark county this morning. ............... we got a few showers and some sprinkles yesterday... but as we suspected - the real rain has been falling east of us into arizona. ... a somewhat humid morning, 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... 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 lasts into the weekend. demetria, how are the roads?
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south beltway looks like right now around warm springs.
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((brian loftus)) >> today, we're looking back at some of it's high- flying history... 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the clark county museum in henderson, where they have a very cool nellis exhibit. hey michael! ((michael stevens)) >> this exhibit is impressive. there are dozens of artifacts on display dating back to 1941, inci evening review journal from december 7th announcing the attack on pearl harbor. they have everything from the goggles and head-gear early 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,
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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 compartments. nellis is a highly respected and valuable assest to the u.s. military. and through the years, the base has helped our area grow and prosper: one of the items on the display is the cover of life magazine showing a soldier at what was then las vegas army airfield. it was renamed nellis in 1950. ((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus)) anything grows ...
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not just talking about cacti! ((kirsten joyce)) >> where you can turn your thumb green .. next on 8 news now good day... in sherry's living green./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria obilor. this is 8 news now good day)) the new salami caprese panini from subway. pressed and grilled to cinematic perfection to get a golden brown crust and meld the flavors in melted cheese. part of the new chef-inspired panini collection from subway. woman: here in nevada, those were the worst days of our lives, and congressman heck called it "a blip."
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((kirsten joyce)) down, it's a great time to garden. ((brian loftus)) >> but a lot of people here are discouraged because of our soil or extreme heat. sherry found a place where you can learn how to outgrow that ... sherry? ((sherry swensk)) 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
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((sherry: what is this? angela o'callaghan: this is lantana. )) ((sherry swensk)) may look like an oversized 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. every variety... herbs of all kinds... of course cactus... and gorgeous desert blooms including roses. ((angela o'callaghan: we think of them as fuss pot babies, delicate flowers, but 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
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(( 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 september we're looking at the 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. anne marie lardeau is a mildweed 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
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occasional road runner. they all think this is just dandy - thank you very much they say." )) ((sherry swensk)) 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. for more information on classes... go to links we've mentioned on v /// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) beautiful skies with some clearing from yesterday... with some clearing from yesterday... and cooling down from those highs just in the mid 80s. ...................... temps are averaging upper 60s around the valley kids...
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highs again in the mid 80s today. ..................... are you ready for fall? autumn arrives tomorrow.... but already feels like it with temps in the 80s yesterday and lasting right through the weekend. ............. a humid morning, and there is another chance for rain today and tonight. there are showers right now over southern clark county. ............... as one system exits... another will 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 lasts into the weekend. demetria, how are the
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there's a lot of work happening just off ann and 215 as part of the county's beltway build out project. over on us 95 and mlk, you're dealing with a bunch of slow downs on the southbound side of traffic.
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for our morning cup of joe segment. ((brian loftus)) >> here is this week's segment is previously recorded. ((kirsten joyce)) lynn asks why is it necessary to close streets for hours after an accident? can't you interview
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you do have the ability in some circumstances. depends on the level of the accident, injuries, if a death occured. if there is a death, it requires a very extensive investigation as you would expect if you knew a victim. that requires vehicles were found in because of the dynamics of an accident.. crush damage, skids, etc. they have to take proper measurements. if you moved off the road, that evidence could be contaminated. in some situations, the drivers don't know better. there is the ability, if you can move the
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driven off the road we ask you to do that. because a lot of things can be determined after the fact. everyone has a camera on their phone, take pictures, move your car if you can, do it safely. we'll conduct business that way. it's a different standard for a fatal. m green asks how many officers are on administrative leave and what is the average length of time? sheriff joe lombardo i don't know .. 10 or 12. administrative leave is 2 fold. 1 is likely modified duty. what happens is you're involved in an ois. we do an extensive investigation. before we make the decision to put you back on
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it's basically modified duty. you can be on it for up to 6 months, sometimes it's even longer because there's a lot of steps.. original invesitgation, use of force board, fatality review board, conducted by da office. could be up to a year. we make determino we're putting you back to full duty during that process. other situations are discipline. we want you to remain in the workplace and earn your paycheck. we'll adjust work environment and have you do other things as primary function. others
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((brian loftus)) thank you sheriff for being here, if you have a question you'd like to ask, submit it on our website, look for the link on the right side of the page. you can find out if your questions is answered every wednesday during out 6am hour. ((sherry swensk)) another chance for rain today and tonight. there are showers right now over southern clark county. ............. another will move in and this next one will 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 lasts into the weekend. demetria, how are the roads?
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the latest on the investigtion into a deadly officer involved shooting in charlotte, north carolina. just a few minutes ago, the police chief said officers gave 43-year-old keith lamont scott multiple warnings to drop a handgun before fatally shooting him. officers were searching for a suspect yesterday when they saw scott exit a vehicle with a handgun. hundreds protested the shooting throughout the night .. one person was arrested ... 16 officers we're injured./// ((kirsten joyce)) the markets just opened points. it gained 9 points yesterday and the nasdaq added 6./// ((brian loftus)) it's time now for our puppy pigskin picks ... this is gizmo .. she's 3 years old... some type of terrier mix. gizmo is picking the winner of thursday night's matchup on channel 8 between the houston texans and the new england patriots ... look like she chose ..... the patriots!/// thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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? good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, september 21st, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." violent protests overnight in north carolina after police shoot and kill a black man. demonstrators injure officers, block a major freeway and destroy property. >> there are new details about how the bombings in new york and new jersey unfolded, investigators say cellphone video show the suspect setting off a pipe bomb before attacks. and we're getting new information about his family including a wife overseas. we test new technology designed to make sure airlines never lose your bags again. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye

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