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a deadly crash closes down an intersection in the southwest valley. we'll have a live report with the latest... and the alternates you can take to get around it. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- from coast to coast... another protest erupts in california. what police say led up to an officer to shoot.. an unarmed black man. ((sherry swensk)) >> and, showers have already fallen in parts of the valley this morning and there is more in the forecast for your wednesday so grab the umbrella. 8 news now good day, the right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((michael stevens)) >> thanks for waking up with us. i'm michael stevens in for brian. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. developing this morning... n-h-p is investigating a deadly crash.. in the southwest valley. ((michael stevens)) >> it happened before 2-am, near the intersection of decatur and wagon trail. and that's where we find 8 news now reporter nia wong live with
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call came in around 2:22 a.m. nhp identified the driver as a 27 year old male on a yamaha r-1. decatur when he drove off the right shoulder onto dirt road. he was ejected and died at umc. one witness called in to report him driving recklessly at multiple points before the crash. traffic will be shut down for several hours during investigation at least sb in decatur. too soon to know if alcohol or drugs were factors. ((nia wong)) >>
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((nia wong)) >> ((demetria obilor)) southbound sunset is closed near the 215 interchange after a fatal crash. avoid the area using jones instead. northbound traffic is getting through. rancho and us 95 up in the northwest. looks like there is some rain up in the northwest at us 95 and 215
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((demetria obilor)) >> back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk))
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on the way.
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and light wind. ............... thunderstorms have fired off over northern arizona. and showers shifting west toward southern nevada. ........... the chance for thunderstorms is better today because of instability from a low sliding up from over baja. ((michael stevens)) this morning, the man accused of shooting and killing a starbucks customer.. is expected to be in court. investigators say 34- year- old pedro garcia.. went into the starbucks, near rainbow and warm springs.. where he shot and killed 41- year- old aleksandr khutsishvili.
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ordered a bottle water through the drive- thru.. but his card was declined. minutes later, he walked inside the starbucks... got into an argument with khutsishvili... and shot him: (( tajdre cotton, friend: "he actually bought me chips and everything because i didn't have any money, he was like 'you need something?', you know, so real caring guy.)) ((michael stevens)) >> the victim's friends say he was an immigrant from russia.. and a hard worker. not many knew that he was also homeless. the accused shooter, pedro garcia... will make his court appearance at 73 /// ((kirsten joyce)) locals are fighting to make nevada casinos smoke free... after m-g-m resorts opened a resort in maryland.. that prohibits smoking inside. advocates for "smoke-free gaming of america" and "transport workers union local 721"... protested outside the sands convention center. they want change to happen in properties across the state... citing the serious health effects from secondhand smoke. currently, there are close to 800 smoke- free casinos across the country. /// ((michael stevens)) today, the state will
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license.. to one lucky resident -- sam schmidt. he's also a former indy race car driver.. who was paralyzed from the neck down.. because of a racing accident back in 2000. the nevada d-m-v has been working with schmidt and "arrow" since last year... in hopes of allowing him legally drive a semi- autonomous car. /// ((kirsten joyce)) a local couple had their lives turned around... thanks to a north las vegas airman. how he was the streets... in this week's acts of kindness. ((michael stevens)) >> and -- stop lights on the north beltway are driving you crazy. demetria finds out if the county will ever make 215 a complete freeway... next on the valley's news leader. /// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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politics should never come before basic health care, but that's the choice joe heck keeps making. women like me rely on planned parenthood for checkups and cancer screenings, but congressman joe heck voted ten times to take away their funding. heck even threatened to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. shutting down the government... taking away access to lifesaving care...
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switch today. ((kirsten joyce)) what began as small random
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life changing mission for jesse frank. a north las vegas airman, we first introduced you to last week... who after being homeless on the streets of houston.. got his life back on track.. and after moving to las vegas, started the b-kind movement to inspire others. today, you'll meet the very first couple... he helped get off the streets. kenneth moody there's a light at the end of the tunnel now. but for the past two years kenneth moody and his fiance elissa were in dire straits... i was out on a n money to bring her breakfast.. they relied on kenny and his musical talent, to get by. that talent caught jesse frank's attention . jesse frank if you watch somebody, they'll show their hand, so he was playing.. and i rolled down my window.. he came u to me, and he played five songs.. it was pretty good kenneth he says, i've got an organization, that likes to help people get up on your street, i go.. ya.. of course, i'd
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complete transformation to get this couple off the streets in 60 days it is so much work, .. when i bring them in, they're a part of the family... because it takes a huge commitment. jesse 's wife and three chld much of him.... as jesse started the process of reaching out to businesses for help. bella vita boutique provided new hair -do's for both... and makeup. day 1 is your image.. we live in a society, if you look homeless, you are going to get treated homeless. savvy eyes eyecare.. provided glasses and exams. i went to the eye doctor, found out that i might be getting older but i can still see... north las vegas dental contacted
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services for free..... with almost daily appointments for both of them. i got a big dose of self esteem, cause now i'm not afraid to smile at anybody, waiting for the bottom part tomorrow. i'll have a nice smile... jesse gave them a vehicle, which not only provided transportation, but initially... a place to sleep. they could now get to the dmv to take their written and drivers exams. obtain id's and drivrs the next step... a job. it took him 53 years to get there (homelessness) it's not going to change overnight. , which i understand that. there would be set-backs... kenny secured a job flipping signs for a local business.. but the heat took its toll... i kind of ran out of steam.. eventually.. both of them secured full time employment as telemarketers. ellisa moody you're not waking up every morning, wondering where your next meal is going to come, great, security., great we both have a full time job now, in 60 days..
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transrmation ended with wedding bells. although kenny and elissa have been together for 16 years... they'd never been able to make it official, until jesse came into the picture, and kenny and elissa are forever grateful. i can say about the be kind organization, it's genuine. it's nice to find somebody that actually cares, genuinely you're such a true inspiration, it's just incredible... on behalf of channel 8, you get out act so fkindness, 800 dollars to gw do i show them, thank you so much. ((kirsten joyce)) if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com... click on "sections" .. and acts of kindness will be
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or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) so grab the umbrella... and look for some rain through your wednesday....
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streets are wet around neighborhoods so take your time. ............. temps are in the low 70s this morning with higher i ............... thunderstorms have fired off over northern arizona. and showers shifting west toward southern nevada. ........... the chance for thunderstorms is better today because of instability from a low sliding up from over baja.
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tomorrow. temps stay in the 80s until friday with sunshine and back to 90 degrees. .... breezy and cooler this weekend with temps falling back to 80s next week. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michael stevens))
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overnight in el cajon, california... where police say an unarmed black man was shot by police. this all started when two officers were helping a woman's brother... where she says he wasn't acting like himself. they later found the man behind a restaurant. police say the man pulled an object from his pocket... and pointed it toward police in a "shooting stance". officers tried using a stun gun on the man... but it did not work. that's when the other officer opened fire. investigators were able to recover the object.. but would not say what it was. /// ((michael stevens)) if you've ever had a question you wanted to ask someone in law enforcement... let us know! we're asking sheriff joe lombardo questions from the viewers every wednesday... during our segment, morning cup of joe. to submit a question... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss" section. you can find out if your
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between 6:30 and 7 a-m./// ((kirsten joyce)) today, the world is mourning the loss.. of former israeli president shimon peres. he was the face of israel for more than half a century... and held nearly every senior political office. peres was also twice elected as israeli prime minister. he suffered a stroke several weeks ago... peres was 93-years-old. /// ((michael stevens)) let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) a crash has been reported on over on mlk, that northbound on-ramp to us 95 is still shut down. use rancho as an alternate. southbound decatur is still closed from sunset to 215 because of a deadly crash. use jones instead.
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((kirsten joyce)) tyson's chicken are being recalled... the large chunks of plastic found inside. ((michael stevens)) >> plus -- transforming the power of a car's engine... into a chair. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the new project nissan plans to roll out. we'll be right back... /// ((michael stevens))
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erament. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. i would bomb the [bleep] out of 'em. i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves. get him out of here! get him out of here! get the hell out of here! priorities usa action is responsible
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tyson foods is recalling thousands of pounds of its chicken. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and, ae customers apple watches.. to promote a healthy lifestyle. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill. good morning michael and kirsten! a turnaround for the markets... the dow jumped 133 points. the nasdaq rose 48.// futures.// tyson foods is recalling more than 130-thousand pounds of chicken. the company says their fully cooked panko chicken nuggets may contain chunks of plastic. there have been no comfirmed
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the chicken was sold at costco.// aetna plans to subsidize apple watches for some of its customers. aetna is creating health tracking apps for the watch-- that customers can use to track prescriptions and talk to doctors. aetna provides health coverage to about 23 million people in the u-s.// michael and kirsten? ((kirsten joyce)) >> and jill -- we've talked a lot about self driving cars. now nissan is showing off the technology in an usual way? a: nissan is showing off its self driving car technology... with some self-propelled chairs to demonstrate its autonomous driving the self-driving chairs detected other chairs and move through lines. the bad news... you can't buy one. for now the chairs will only be sold to restaurants in japan. michael and kirsten? /// demetria obilor dave and his cat want to know...
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eastbound cc 215 from n. 5th st. to i-15, eliminating the stop lights at losee rd., pecos rd. and lamb blvd.?" here's the good news... the county plans to build interchanges at losee, pecos and lamb, but the bad news is there's no estimate on when those will be constructed at this time. right now, there's a lot of construction happening happening on the northern beltway between decatur and n. 5th.
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up by the end of next month. the project was extended an additional 273 days, so crews could add an interchange at revere st. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you.///
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one person is dead after an early morning crash. what n-h-p says happened moments before the driver was thrown from his bike. ((michael stevens)) >> plus -- our future hockey team.. will soon have a spot to practice. when we'll break ground on the new facility. ((sherry swensk)) >> and, starting our wednesday with some wet
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today. grab the umbrella before you head out the door. 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) >> thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((michael stevens)) >> and i'm michael stevens in for brian. n-h-p is investigating a deadly crash... where one person was killed. ((kirsten joyce)) >> it happened several hours ago, near decatur and wagon trail. reporter nia wong with the latest, nia? ((nia wong)) >> call came in around 2:22 a.m. nhp identified the driver as a 27 year old male on a yamaha r-1. he was headed sb on decatur when he drove off the right shoulder onto dirt road. he was ejected and died at umc.
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at multiple points before the crash. traffic will be shut down for several hours during investigation at least sb in decatur. too soon to know if alcohol or drugs were factors. ((nia wong)) ((michael stevens)) >> ((nia wong)) >> let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// ((demetria obilor)) closures on soub crash. use jones as an alternate to get to the beltway. northbound traffic is still able to get through at this time.
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back to you./// right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> hi sherry, how's the weather looking today? ((sherry swensk))
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already had some showers this morning... and we'll be on the lookout for more rain and possibly thunderstorms today. ........... temps are staying mild because of the clouds with low 70s and higher humidity. .............. checking the radar you can see
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and more to the east. ............ a chance of showers stays with us today and highs in the mid 80s.
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vegas' hockey practice facility... will take place next week. the building will be built on five- acres in downtown summerlin, near red rock resort. team owner bill foley and the howard hughes corporation... signed a 20- year ground lease for a two rink practice facility. groundbreaking will take place october 5th. /// ((michael stevens)) the group "nevadans for the common good"... is expected to release a report.. on the hidden risks of the n-f-l stadium deal... and how the public will not benefit from it. bond structure, financial risk, lessons from other stadium deals... and other issues. /// ((kirsten joyce)) elon musk is ready to send us to mars... ((michael stevens)) >> the plans he has in store... once humans step on the red planet... /// ((kirsten joyce)) we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a picture of you enjoying your morning cup of coffee. 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now
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olution. as president of my synagogue, we found a smart solution to rising energy costs... creating one of the largest solar projects in the state. in congress, i'll work with democrats and republicans to make all of nevada a leader in solar, to improve our schools, and create good jobs. i approved this message because i know we can
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((sherry swensk)) looks like our mission to mars will soon become a reality... thanks to elon musk. colonize the planet while in mexico. the unmanned trip will happen before 2018... and plans to send the first humans by 2024. musk explained the first journey to the red planet will be dangerous... saying --quote-- "death will be a factor, but there's no way around it. if you're prepared to die, then you're a candidate to go." he also says a mars colony will
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and have the resources to send spaceships back to earth. /// ((vanna white: this is my home away from home... i got the key! )) ((sherry swensk)) >> that's right... vanna white received the key to the city yesterday! las vegas honored the tv game show hostess... because the "wheel of fortune slots" were the first premium licensed this year marks the 20-th anniversary since their debut... and according to slot machine maker i-g-t... they're the most successful slot theme of all time. we spoke with mayor carolyn goodman about why people love playing the "wheel" slots: ((mayor carolyn goodman: people put money in the machine they really put money in or do it because they think vanna's gonna come! vanna white: and sometimes i do by the way. i always walk by the wheel of fortune slot machines and send some good luck!
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>> according to the company, in the past 20 years... wheel slots have made more than a thousand millionaires... and have paid out more than 3- billion dollars in jackpots./// sherry how's the
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events right now around ............ we've got cloudy skies this morning...
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thunderstorms today. but not looking for anything dangerous or threatening. ........... temps are staying mild because of the clouds with mid 70s right now and more humidity. .............. some light rain off to the east. .. a chance of showers today and highs in the mid 80s.... thunderstorms over arizona ((sherry swensk))
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((michael stevens)) the u-m-c lions burn care center... became one of only few hospitals in the nation.. to be verife it is also nevada's only burn care center. it recently went through a certification process... in which it was verified with no deficiencies in adult and pediatric burn care for the first time. because of the aptitude of the burn center... victims in southern nevada can be treated for any burn there.. instead of having to leave the community. /// ((kirsten joyce)) credit card offers are everywhere... but which one is the best for you? the first thing you should do is check your credit.
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also, determine what you need. nerd wallet identifies three types of credit cards... ones that improve credit, saves you money on interest, or earns rewards. and, keep an eye on your spending habits.. as well as find a card with a low a-p-r. our 8 on your side's michelle mortensen will dive a little deeper into this issue. /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash on the northbound i-15 exit to charleston. southbound spaghetti bowl. up on northbound i-15 approaching lake mead, there's a wreck blocking right lanes. expect sow downs there. i'm seeing puddles on the street up by nellis and lv blvd.
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back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) one popular cirque show on the strip... isn't moving just yet. ((michael stevens)) >> why "absinthe" is staying put for a little longer at caesars palace.. next after the break, on 8 new /// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce)) welcome back. it is our puppy pigskin picks segment, thanks is our puppy pigskin picks segment, thanks
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when the billionaire koch brothers call, congressman joe heck has been answering. voting with the koch brothers' agenda 85% of the time. giving tax breaks to big oil companies and the super rich, but ending medicare as we know it and forcing cuts to social security. taking care of the koch brothers may be a good call for joe heck, but it doesn't work for nevada's working families. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this ad. switch to centurylin of high-speed internet for just $20 a month. that's the speed you need to stream... ...connect on social media... learn, shop and more with fast in-home wifi. so call 844-560-link. get up to 40 megs of high-speed internet for just $20 a month for one year when bundled with a qualifying home phone plan and autopay. speed may not be available in your area. call today.
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other scandal tarkanian was the corporate lawyer for those with an elaborate scam that tricked hundreds of seniors into donating to fraudulent charities, totaling millions. and when a shady tarkanian deal went bust, he refused to pay back $17 million, sticking taxpayers with the bill. why would we ever send danny tarkanian to congress?
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have adorable abby joining us in studio today. she is a lovely little nine-year-old chihuaha. and she was an owner surrender, she and another little fella. so we really want to get her adopted, don't we? let's bring her over here for a little bite to eat. she's a big fan of sunday night football, she'd love to sit down with you on the couch and cheer on your favorite team. going to pick this week, you know? could it be tennessee or houston? we wonder who dear abby is going to pick for us. she'd love to go home with you for the animal foundation. so, let's see who dear abby picks between the two, tennessee and houston. she's walking the yard there, let's see who's she's going to go towards... and the winner is...
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trending now... every state has some crazy laws that make you just shake your head. and some of them.. are just downright nuts. in new york, you can't wear slippers after 10-pm. in tennessee, you'll be fined 500- bucks for sharing your netflix password. north dakota says beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time. here out we riding a merry- go- round on sunday is illegal. and right here in nevada... this bill was repealed, but don't think twice about taking your camel on the highway. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) just seeing a little light off
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showers are coming from. ............ we'll be on the lookout for more
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but not looking for anything dangerous or threatening. ........... temps are staying mild because of the clouds with mid 70s right now and more humidity. .............. let's check the radar and see some light rain off to th highs in the mid 80s.... then a slight chance of showers and storms again tomorrow. back to sunny and 90 by friday. the weekend brings some breezy winds by sunday and then low 80s monday and tuesday. ((sherry swensk)) ((demetria obilor))
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back to you./// ((michael stevens)) one of cirque's shows is
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longer. absinthe announced early this year... it was leaving the "spiegel tent" outside caesars... and moving to the cosmopolitan. according to "las vegas weekly", that won't happen because the show's co- producer and investor won a ruling in clark county district court... that will keep the show at caesars through october 2018. the show could leave if the two sides settle their legal disputes. /// ((kirsten joyce)) will be dubbed the one- millionth flyer at slotzilla on fremont. ten lucky flyers will win a one- thousand dollar prize... one of those being the one- millionth flyer. whoever is picked.. will get a one- year flight pass for slotzilla... one- thousand dollars, and a special plaque and recognition from mayor carolyn goodman. /// ((michael stevens)) saving money at the pump ... might mean you have to get gas more ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> michelle mortensen explains .. in today's 8 on your side. ((michael stevens)) plus... we're getting your
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we'll hear from the valley's top cop ... in our morning cup of joe segment. those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((kirsten joyce)) don't believe... don't believe...
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streets overnight .... what police say happened moments before the crash. ((sherry swensk)) >> plus... you may want to find the umbrella! we've had some rain already this morning ... and there's more on the way for your wednesday. ((michael stevens)) >> and... seaworld trying to make a splash the new rides just announced .. to attract more visitors. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thank you for waking up with us on the valley's news leaders... i'm kirsten joyce. ((michael stevens)) >> and i'm michael stevens in for brian. we're following developing news this morning out of the southwest valley. ((kirsten joyce)) >> one person was killed in a crash at decatur and wagon trail ..


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