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of those sprinkles! ((tedd florendo)) ((( skies are starting to cloud up a little from the south and we see some moisture come in from mexico. some points south seeing a few light passing showers right now with only slight possiblities for the region tonight. ght now we see temps cooler than yesterday and winds remaining light for now. dewpoints and humidity still remain quite low but will go up tomorrow as more moisture works its way up from the south. ..... ....... .................. tonight expect temps staying warm to mild. cool by wednesday morning with more clouds developing and shower chances tomorrow. tonight clouds will increase but winds will remain light for the most part. then expecting temps to be nice and mild by the 11pm newscast. we'll have a complete update on what to expect tomorrow coming up in full weather.
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((paul joncich)) >> nearby neighbors claim that blasting is causing damage to their homes--and have filed suit against the construction company wesco. ((denise valdez)) >> 8 news now reporter katie boer has been tracking this story for several weeks and has an update on the meeting neighbors held last night... and was there for the blasting that occured this morning. ((katie boer)) that's right paul-- these blasts that have been occuring since late june -- and have recently become a weekly headache for neighbors--who are trying to file a class action law suit against the st problem is... since these blasts occur during the day--many homeowners still haven't even realized the damage that has been popping up. ((katie boer)) patricia mccarley spent the morning handing out flyers and talking to nearby neighbors who stopped by her protest signs adjacent to the blasting site. (( patricia: 04:08 let them know if their home's damaged that theres somewhere they can go -- somebody they can talk to :13 )) ((katie boer)) she first started protesting last
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company - wesco -- the company her attorney matthew callister says is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. ((matthew: 37:28 ive probably had 20, 30 ask me if this is the result of earthquake damage :34 we have not had a sudden outrush of earthquakes in this immediate vicinity so its clearly the blasting :42 )) ((katie boer)) callister met with more nearby homeowners for the fifth time know they have damage to their home. (( matthew: 39:51 theres a large number of homeowners who are not aware because they're not here during the days when the blasting goes off :56 they need to contact us so we can include them in the litegation and make sure that their home owner rights are protected :40:01 )) ((katie boer)) but patricia says -- not everybody wants to speak up. ((patricia: 04:38 they're frustrated and they're angry and some of them are afraid. they're afraid to do anything because they're afraid if anybody says or does soething theyll lose part of the value of their house :48 and thats going to happen whether you say or do
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since then....the construction company has filed a motion to dismiss the homeowners lawsuit and continued with the blasting both today and last week. ((katie boer)) we have reached out to the construction company--wesco, numerous times--with no response. one of the many questions we have for them is "when will this blasting stop?" we spoke to one gentleman who said one of the construction crews on scene told him there will only be one or two more blasts--something we have not been able to confirm with the construction company. ((paul joncich)) >> that the construction company has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit -- what's next in litigation? ((katie boer)) >> well paul their attorney says they'll filed a counter
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says this is something that's impacting not just one or two but a large number of people but they need more people to sign a retainer to be included in that class action.... they expect their firrst court appearance in early october. ((denise valdez)) we're learning new information tonight... about the man who was shot and killed at l this comes on the same day his accused killer made his first court appearance. pedro garcia was denied bail today. he was arrested sunday after going into the starbucks near rainbow and warm springs... and killing 41- year- old aleksandr khutsishvili . according to a friend of the victim... khutsishvili was an immigrant from the country of georgia. that friend says he once worked as a longshoreman in long beach, california.... and said he was the kind of person who would step in to try and stop a robbery if he saw one. as for garcia... he's expected back in court on
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((paul joncich)) it's video that made national news... showing a murder suspect escaping from a north las vegas jail. now we're learning that may have been a one-of-a-kind incident! in the video... 25- year- old alonso perez is able to break his handcuffs... climb through the ceiling... and steal a truck outside the jail to escape. he's now back in prison... but law enforcement officials around the country say they can't recall similar cases. police here in southern nevada equipment... and reminding officers to keep an eye on people in custody. metro police even re-enacted what it takes to break the hinge on handcuffs just like perez did... and says the lesson learned is people in custody should always be supervised./// ((denise valdez)) a dry lake bed in death valley national park is scarred with tire tracks tonight... and the damage could be visible for years. these are pictures from the national park service... showing the tire tracks on the area known as "playa racetrack."
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identified a driver suspected of taking the illegal joyride... but have yet to release their name. officials hope the driver will be criminally charged... because it's illegal to drive on the dry lake bed. in all... there's about 10- miles of tracks scarring the area./// ((paul joncich)) in a little more than two weeks... catherine cortez masto and joe heck will take part in a u-s senate debate hosted by 8 news now and univision. you have the chance to be a part of the debate... by candidates hoping to replace senator harry reid. just go to las vegas now dot com... or our 8 news now facebook page to submit your question... and you might just hear it when the two meet on october 14-th at seven p-m./// ((paul joncich)) union members are launching a boycott of trump companies... because of a dispute right here in las vegas. "unite here" is the parent organization of the culinary union... which represents 57- thousand las vegas area hospitality workers. they voted in december to unionize at trump international...
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boycotts are scheduled in waikiki, san francisco, and chicago in the coming weeks. union officials say workers at trump's hotel earn about three- dollars less per hour compared with their counterparts on the las vegas strip. company officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment./// ((denise valdez)) the county wants to make sure everyone in the valley performs their civic duty... of serving on a jury. they released a video on youtube earlier this month... listing the top ten excuses for serving on a jury: ((number 3: the dog ate my summons. number 2: i don't like wool and lawyers wear too many wool numbe 1: i'm a psychic and i know something bad is going to happen. )) ((denise valdez)) >> nevada supreme court justice mark gibbons and district court judge david barker read the list... in the style of david letterman's "top 10." in the video... they remind citizens to respond to jury summons... and gibbons says he's even served on a jury himself. so remember... if you get a jury summons in the mail...
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did you say hello to your neighbors today? if not... make sure you do if you see them tonight... because it's "good neighbor day!" we heard from a lifestyle expert about ways to get to know the people you live near... to help make your neighborhood a tighter- knit community: (( harriet cole, lifestyle expert: when you're walking outside you close the door and turn the key before you rush off to your activity, turn left turn right look ahead of you. do you see a neighbor? reach out and wave your hand and say hello. make eye to eye contact, speak to them, it doesn't have to be a half hour conversation. it just needs to be you sharing that to me that you're next door to me. )) ((denise valdez)) >> "good neighbor day" was created by president jimmy carter back in 1978. "state farm" conducted a survey showing that still in this day and age... being a good neighbor is still important to most americans. we've posted a link to ways to get close with your neighbor... just go to las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich))
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is about to get easier. how much it'll cost to rent one of these bicycles... in a new program from the transportation commission../// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier,
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this is 8 news now at six." ((paul joncich))
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a new way to get around while avoiding traffic. the regional transportation commission is launching their first ever bicycle rental program called "bike share." 8 news now reporter karen castro takes a closer look at how the program was made possible. ((rosario green - lives & works in downtown: i ride my bike every day.)) ((karen castro)) rosario green, uses his bike for transportation for work. he makes deliveries for a downtown las vegas sandwich shop. ((rosario green - lives & works in downtown: we do like 30 miles a day on our bikes so anytime between one to 30, you're gonna get a fla if he gets a flat, he now has another option on how to get around. the regional transportation commission is launching "bike share"... a bicycle rental program. a total of 21 stations, like this one, have been installed all over downtown las vegas. ((ron floth - bicycle and community coordinator, rtc: it's a way for folks to be able to get around the downtown area in a very convenient and fun way.)) ((karen castro)) the rtc received a one million dollar federal grant to purchase the equipment including 180 bikes. it will cost an estimated 600-thousand dollars a year to run the system.
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the program. ((ron floth - bicycle and community coordinator, rtc: the program is really designed to bridge that last mile gap so folks can come in on transit, grab a bike, and take a bicycle to their final destination.)) ((karen castro)) " bike share" is also expected to reduce congestion in the area, depending on the number of rentals. it cost 4 bucks for 30 minutes... 8 dollars for a day... and 20 bucks for a month. but bikes can only be rented out for 30 minutes at a time. riders who plan to keep them longer, need to re-check the bikes at the nearest si and community coordinator, rtc: folks will be able to walk up to a dock, check out a bike from one location and ride it to another and check back in.)) ((karen castro)) as for green, he's considering sparing his bike of the wear and tear. ((rosario green - lives & works in downtown: right in front of my apartment complex, they just set one of these up too so i'm like, i probably won't even have to bring my bike to work.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> the program officially launches this friday. we have more information on las vegas now dot com. ((weather toss))
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through the evening as well as moisture continues to sneak in from the south and east. showers have been mainly light for the most part but we're expecting better chances tomorrow. ................................ ... ........... temps stay warm to mild on this tuesday but most of the area seeing light winds and temps close to normal today. dewpoints and humidity are up with slight chances this evening with maybe a few spits of rain forecast for this evening. temps stay mild through the evening as well. ................................ ... ............ temps have been close to 90 for the east side of the valley where it's lower in elevation. the eastside had the warmest temps this afternoon but they stayed just near our normal 90 degree temps for this time in september. far west side of the valley stayed cooler with temps in the high 80's and far northwest part
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.......... ......................... ............. temps across the u.s. looking cool up in the pacific northwest with warmer temps in the desert southwest. northern tier states cooling off with temps only in the mid 50's for the twin cities and mild for the southern plain states. gorgeous with low humidity for the mid-atlantic staes and warm and muggy in orlando this afternoon. ..................... .............. ................ radar images show showers moving brining some spits of showers this evening to some isolated areas. the bulk of rain coming in from the upper level low will reach us wednesday bringing more scattered showers and t'storm chances. looking at temps staying in the high 80's tomorrow and could be cooler depending on cloud cover. ................................ ... ............ tonight expect a low of 70 degrees with plenty of clouds and light winds. could see a slight chance of a
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a.m. tomorrow expect a high of 87 with partly sunny with chances for showers and t'storms and more scattered. ... ................................ ................... extended forecast shows temps stay near average with another chance of showers/storms again thursday. drier by friday with wind increasing for the weekend. we'll warm up to the low 90's by the weekend with slight chances for showers returning again next week.
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>> only three familar faces on the team. big challenges ahead right chris? ((chris maathuis)) >> just learning who they are? fans are in the dark about this team. 9 new guys on a roster and a brand new coaching staff.. that's what lies ahead for unlv fans. plus... casual fight fans are drawn to one guy right now... and that's conor mcgregor. more coming up here on channel
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it'll be interesting to see what menzies does with the program. he's an experienced coach having been an assistant with lon kruger, rick patino and steve fisher... then had success on his own as a head coach at new mexico state in las cruces for years. but now he's in charge of a bigger and much more high profile program. (( )) marvin menzies/coach;' "some of the things that changed, the investment has changed, the mendanhall wasn't here when i was here... the charter plane that we're able to access through maury gallagher and his kind donation, have that charter flight every single game...
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deal in recruiting." ((chris maathuis)) unlv is trying to figure out if it can do a fan fest or some sort of meet and greet. remember how fun it was last year with that scrimmage downtown near the d hotel. maybe they can do something fun like that again. contact unlv and convince em to do anther outdoor scrimmage. ((chris maathuis)) the rebels are going with freshn sneed when they host fresno state saturday night. if you think the freshman's not a tough kid... check this out from fall camp. he can bring it. (( )) tony sanchez/coach; "hontestly dalton has looked great at pracitce... looked better.. not that kurt won't come in and do a great job that's why we're going to play both of em." ((chris maathuis)) it's homecoming for unlv... remember a few years ago, the school brought back a few legends... iky woods even did the shuffle for us. kickoff 7:30 saturday. ((chris maathuis)) computer speaking of football... go to our facebook page and vote
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week. you're three choices are on the screen... shadow at arbor view... st. thomas at gorman or green valley at liberty. ((chris maathuis)) las vegas based ufc is looking to make a big splash in the big apple. the company is holding its first card in new york.. and they're doing it in style some are calling ufc 205 the best card in the history of the sport. 3 title fights will make it a big night. the headliner is the ever popular conor mcgregor. who was on the stage with 11 other fights for the announcement. who do you think would give you the hardest fight out of anybody on stage? voice off camera jeremy stephens/fighter:; "right here, right here the hardest hitting 145 pounder the real hardest hitting 145 pounder, right here. this guy tko's people, when i knock people out they don't & move. conor ,mcgregor/fighter'; "who the %$ is that guy ((laughter)) , who the #$#5 is that. jeremy stephens "you know damn well who i am. conor mcgregor; "who the $#%$ is that.. i don't know when i take that guys' belt i looking around and i don't know what anyone else has for me up here.. i might have to jump up and drag
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see what the #%$# he's at again." ((chris maathuis)) that could be a fun night for ufc's new york debut... the fight is taking place on november 12th at madison square garden. ((chris maathuis)) a lot of ufc fans are waiting for the return of ronda rousey... she's been off a year, but could soon be returning to the octogon. there's speculation she might be on the december 31st card here in las vegas. team photo. now remember tiger woods is a vice captain... not a team member..he's not playing. proving old habits die hard. he stood in with the team for a photo. the camera guy says tiger you go over there. tiger walks over next to former reb ryan moore. camera guy... no tiger out... you're not in the picture. tiger walks over got a good laugh... ryder cup play begins friday. ((denise valdez)) earlier this week the backstreet boys announced they're launching a las vegas
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and to help celebrate... the boys went on "the late late show with james corden" to perform with the host himself: (( everybody rock your body right... backstreet's back alright! )) ((denise valdez)) >> everyone knows corden loves to sing... with his popular 'carpool karaoke' bits... so it looks like he couldn't resist joining the guys on stage. tickets for the backstreet boys shows at 'the axis at planet hollywood' go on sale october first... with show dates starting in ((denise valdez)) alright... 8 news now at 6:30 is up next... paul what's in store? ((paul joncich)) >> it's a story that just keeps taking new twists and turns... the nearly 2- billion- dollar nfl stadium proposal. we hear from the group trying to keep the deal from going through. plus: (( jerry lewis "god ive worked with some wonderful people.")) ((paul joncich)) >> hollywood legend jerry
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forward to sharing his latest film with a new audience. it's in las vegas theaters now. denise joins us at 6:30... with her sit- down interview with the legend./// news music news music ((christianne klein)) an elem ((christianne klein)) [ cellphone ringing ] it's just another scandal from danny tarkanian. 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, sticking taxpayers with the bill. why would we ever send danny tarkanian to congress?
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i think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. 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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after a gunman opens fire. what we know about the man he's accused of killing... before heading to an elementary school. ((paul joncich)) and there's a lot of excitement surrounding the possibility of the raiders moving to las vegas. we hear from one group that' as they try to keep a 2- billion- dollar stadium from happening. ((christianne klein)) and hillary clinton... teams up with her former competition. who she's hoping to win over... as the democrat campaigns with bernie sanders.///


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