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?? this fall at dunkin' donuts, get lost in pumpkin or latte from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. sip in the season today. america runs on dunkin'. a major upgrade this morning. the new traffic signals on blue diamond aimed to make things safe for drivers. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... the deadly police shooting that sparked protests in california after a mentally ill suspect is shot.. we show you what police saw facing them as they responded. ((michael stevens)) >> and... it may be fall but the weather
as we wrap up the month of september. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((michael stevens)) a major concern for safety on a valley road is getting addressed. thanks for starting your morning with us. i'm michael stevens. kirsten joyce and i'm kirsten joyce. a stretch of road dubbed "death highway" on blue diamond is getting new traffic signals this morning. diamond and fort apache with a look how this will make things safer ((nia wong)) >> good morning michael and kirsten. it's been a common sight to see memorials dedicated to those who have lost their lives here on state route 160. but the nevada department of transportation hopes signals like
>> >> blue diamond road has been infamously called "death highway" or even the "widow maker" because of the multiple people killed here. sometimes dozens in just one year alone. this is one of two new four-way intersections that could reduce the number of deaths. the other is on (el capitan way/fort apache road). the 2 point 4 million dollar project broke ground in may. it includes pedestrian crossings....pavi ng and curb...as well as gutter and sidewalk improvements. with so many new businesses and housing developments in this area... nearly 42-thousand cars now drive on blue diamond road every day. (( )) >> roads? there's a crash at blue diamond and decatur that will cause delays this morning. westbound blue diamond is blocked off - traffic is being forced to turn north onto decatur.
neighborhoods.... and will be cooling off for the next couple of hours until sunrise hour. ............ as the day goes on we should see more sunshine and the chance for rain ending. highs up near 90 degrees. ((kirsten joyce)) custody after a nearly 6 hour standoff ((kirsten joyce)) a suspect is in police
a suspect is in police custody after a nearly 6 hour standoff in the east side of the valley. this started around 10-45 last night near charleston and bruce after police say ths police negotiated with the suspect throught the night and eventually took him into custody around 4-30. it's unclear what charges the suspect faces if any./// ((michael stevens)) protests continued into the night in el cajon, california after an unarmed and mentally ill man was fatally shot by police. ((kirsten joyce)) >> on tuesday 38-year-old alfred olango was shot and killed by police after they say he pulled something from his pocket and pointed it at officers.. they didnt' know what it was at the time.... turns out it was a vape smoking device.
federal probe and demanding that authorities release video of the shooting. police released a still photo showing olango in what authorities described as a "shooting stance." the mayor is asking for patience from the community as the investigation runs its course. (((mayor bill wells, el cajon, california) "i saw a man who was distraught, a man who was acting in ways that looked like he was in great pain, and i saw him get gunned down and killed and it broke my heart. if it was my son i would be devastated." )) ((michael stevens)) involved, both have been placed on administrative leave. a police shooting of this nature had us wondering how metro handles a confrontation involving a mentally ill person. we found out about 70 percent of metro police officers take part in what's called a crisis intervention program. officers undergo 36 hours of hands on training and must be re-certified every two years. (( "the goal of the training and the goal of the cti officer and the goal of the
((kirsten joyce)) >> police say the c-i-t program has worked tremendously for the department. they plan to expand this program by adding more detectives next year./// ((michael stevens)) authorities in south carolina are trying to figure out what led to a tragic school shooting in a rural town. authorities say yesterday, a 14 year old suspect first shot and killed his own father...then drove to an elementary school 100 miles northeast of atlanta, where he shot a teacher and two students. a female teacher and two six-year-old boys were wounded. was one of the first on the scene... he tackled the teen....and held him down until police arrived. (((scott stoller/ anderson county ems director) i don't think that there's anyone among us that doesn't believe firefighter brock is a hero to us and the whole community )) ((michael stevens)) townville elementary remains close today and for the rest of the week one of the injured students, remains in critical condition. the other student who was hurt and the injured teacher were treated at a hospital and released.///
proving you are never to old to put on a show. ((michael stevens)) >> what comedy legend jerry lewis is up to in the valley.. and where you can get in on the non-stop laughs. ((kirsten joyce)) plus.. the stakes are high for a good cause. with sit down with pawn star rick harrison to find out how he's raising awareness for the fight against epilepsy. and... we take a look at what's driving you crazy on our valley roads. we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
rose -- a widower who learns a life altering secret when his wife dies. during our exclusive interview -- our denise valdez talked with him about his professional life -- like why he fell in love with this script -- and his personal love -- of his little rescue dogs! the film is a departure of how we're used to seeing the star. he reveals draa balance than comedy: (( jerry lewis: "sometimes you can get carried away with that .. that you are indeed taking them to a place through your performance. you gotta watch it .. much more so than comedy .. comedy is just go and do it." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the 90 year old is still heavily involved in editing the script while they were filming -- and also the casting of other actors. movie max rose is already playing in las vegas theaters.
((sherry swensk)) partly cloudy skies and showers have moved north out of the valley right now... and then the chances for showers will be ending as our thursday goes on. ............ the countdown to saying goodbye to september is on. october blows in this weekend and starts off really cool next week. ............. warmer low 90s friday and saturday. ............. then gusty winds ahead of a chilly system dropping into the west will open the door for chilly 70s next week and lows in the 50s. thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a
of epilepsy. ((kirsten joyce)) >> joinis us in the studio this morning is rick harrison of "pawn stars" . he's is leading his third annual pawn stars poker run. rick: you're a national spokesperson for the epilepsy foundation tell us how you became involved with that. rick: tell us about the "pawn stops along the run? is there a grand prize? danielle: it must be great to have someone like rick as your spokesperson. we understand you have been able to raise quite a bit of money the last couple of years with this event. how are the funds allocated? either: where can people buy raffle tickets or sign up to
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the media hasn't made a big deal of it that i've heard. other people, when there is no sign, people like to make their u-turns if they have large trucks, if they have things they have to make nine-point turns to make the u-turn, that is also illegal. with a three lane road, it's about three to six feet wide. if your car can make a fluid u-turn within that six feet, it is 100 percent legal to do that. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. com. back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) it was an extra special birthday for a california woman celebrating in downtown . last night pamella siegel became the one millionth person to fly high above the crowds on the slotzilla zip line. even mayor caroylyn goodman was on hand to mark the 12 story ride's milestone. she awarded siegel with a plaque of free slotzilla rides for a
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road. we are live with un update on how drivers are responding to the new additions to blue doamond. ((michael stevens)) >> plus... the campaign trail is in high gear as we enter the home stretch of the race. the attacks both candidates are taking at each other in these final debate weeks. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... thew summer warmth just doesnt want to go away in the valley. sherry breaks down the warming trend facing the valley this week. ((michael stevens)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 ((michael stevens)) unfortunately it's been common to see memorials dedicated to those who have lost their lives along state route 160. ((kirsten joyce)) >> but the nevada department of transportation hopes to prevent more deaths with two new crosswalks. 8 news now reporter nia wong is live at one of them with the details.
kirsten. electricians are hard at work this morning to unveil this crosswalk signal along fort apache road. >> this is off blue diamond road ....which has been infamously called "death highway" or even the "widow maker" because of the multiple people killed here. sometimes dozens in just one year alone. this is one of two new four-way intersectionh the other is on (el capitan way/fort apache road). the 2 point 4 million dollar project broke ground in may. it includes pedestrian crossings....pavi ng and curb...as well as gutter and sidewalk improvements. ((tharron ross/las vegas paving: "its a good thing. definitely a safety issue here for pedestrians and cross traffic." )) >> with so many new businesses and housing developments in this area... nearly 42-thousand cars now drive on blue diamond road every day.
pedestrians will be a little safer once these signals officially become active at 6 this morning. reporting live from the southwest. nia wong 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) demetria, how are the roads? westbound blue diamond is closed at decatur and so is northbound decatur. use alternate routes. there's a crash at ann and jones.
on. ............ the countdown to saying goodbye to september is on. october blows in this weekend and starts off really cool next week. ............. but first we'll get back to warmer low 90s friday and saturday. ............. then gusty winds ahead of a will open the door for chilly 70s next week and lows in the 50s. ((kirsten joyce)) live shot at a train
((michael stevens)) >> meanwhile hillary clinton is getting a little help from her friends bernie sanders and michelle obama. hena daniels has the latest on the campaign (nats michelle obama pittsburgh) (track) first lady michelle obama blasted donald trump without mentioning the republican presidential candidates name once: (sot pittsburgh 155404) when making life or death war or peace pop off lash out irrationally. we need a grown up in the white house. (track/graphic /wed0263) poll finds that more than a third of voters under 30 say they're planning to vote for a third party candidate. (track) at the university of new hampshire, hillary clinton tried to woo the once "bernie or bust" youthful base with her former rival by her side... (sot-clinton 152629) there is no group of americans who have more at stake in this election //so much of what will happen will affect your lives, your jobs. (track) donald trump campaigned in
opponents ability to lead: (trump sot milwaukee 20:39:07) how can hillary try to lead this country when she has such a low opinion of its citizens. // you're not irredeemable, you're not irredeemable. you're not deplorable. (track) and on fox news, he doubled down and defended his comments about former miss universe alicia machado's weight gain. (trump/fox news) "i saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight. know. i mean, say what you want, they know what they're getting into. (track) the two candidates will square off during their next debate on october ninth. ((michael stevens)) hillary clinton will campaign in iowa today... while donald trump holds a rally in new hampshire. don't forget 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the local races and issues that matter to you both on air and online at las vegas now dot./// ((kirsten joyce)) "we are not weasels!" that's what fbi director james comey says ..
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in a parking lot where commuters would normally be gathering. we're just seeing rescuers moving in and out of the train station, taking out injured people. i'm seeing a woman now wrapped in a blanket walking gingerly through an ambulance. others -- we're also seeing -- not just emergency workers doing who helped, or were in the area helping their fellow passengers out. we're also seeing people severely injured who are lying on this parking lot being assessed. they're trying to get people out of the area and to the hospital as quickly as possible. >> steve, how are they triaging many of the victims?
probably about 60 or 70 people, many of whom were standing which is obviously the good news. they appear to be moving -- they are moving on their own power. they each have tags around their necks. they have been assessed by emergency personnel. the more severely injured are being whisked out onam people, 75 to 100 people who are all lined up to be i assume taken to the hospital. many of them have bandages to their head. many have their clothing is bloody. some of them are standing up next to an ambulance. some are on the ground.
the ground now. >> how did you happen to hear about it -- did you hear about it and rush over? >> reporter: the latter. i was in my home, heard a lot of sirens. did not know what was going on. i came over and was in the triage area for a while. and as i got closer to the station, the other thing that lives here, as you're watching people leave the area of the accident with tears in their eyes, you know, calling loved on ones, kind of looking to be in a state of shock. >> steve, we know that this transit has 15,000 boardings per weekday. you pointed out how busy it would be in the rush hour, 8:00 hour.
sources that multiple i-beams collapsed inside. that rescue krugs -- rescue cre in the process of removing victims. are there many trapped, those not out and being assessed by first responders? >> reporter: yeah. i can tell you that they're still going in and still bringing people out. this is an ongoing situation here. >> the pictures are jarring. can't imagine what it's like in person. very unsettling to see what's happening. nora raises a good point, they had to have people trapped, what we're looking the now. >> reporter: the instructiontural -- structural integrity is in question. this is an older facility, and this could be a much more
are down. but you can only imagine the force of the train, if it's true that it was going full speed, obviously that would do a tremendous amount of damage. it's incomprehensible that this would happen. you have to figure out what was happening, that train -- who knows, was this a deliberate attempt, was it -- did something happen to the train operator. there's no way of knowing in hoe boeng, thank you very much. kris van kleave, our transportation correspondent, with us. what will investigators be looking at? >> reporter: good morning. federal railroad administration investigators are on their way to the scene. the ntsb is monitoring this. when you talk about dozens and dozens of injuries and certainly the potential that they could be serious injuries, fatal injuries, you will likely see the ntsb send somebody to the
what happened here. why was the train going so fast, why did it overrun the terminus here. one thing to note, new jersey transit and p.a.t.h. trains won't have positive train control up and running until 2018 according to the fra. this is a situation that likely positive train control would have prevented. the system that keeps a train from going too fast, can stop a speeding train and prevent a collision. one of the questions that's going to come up, i think, the ntsb recommended further study as a difference on trains after amtrak. here's the situation where people are likely going to be thrown around because they're not in seats. that was the cause of injuries in the amtrak crash want don't be surprised to start hearing talk about whether or not seat belts would have made a difference here. but if you're an investigator, you want to find out why the train was going so fast, what was going on with the operator of the train, how much rest had that person had, what was the
coming into a station, why the train was going so fast, that's the question, why the train was going fast enough to jump through the stop at the end of the track and continue going the way it did. >> i had the same thought about seat belts. at a high-velocity crash, as is suspected this hour, when that would have made a difference there. how are first responders making it to the scene? >> reporter: they're battling the new york area tff same way the commuters are unfortunately. it looks like there were a fairly quick response. you have a lot of emergency responders in the area. the new york/tri-state area is pretty remarkable at how they respo respond to an accident. getting them through traffic and scene, they've stopped the train traffic, the ferry traffic in and around the station.
is to make sure the station and tracks are deenergized. that can slow responders down. the last report we saw is that that completely happened. all the power around the tracks has been shut down, which gives free access. i wonder what is the structural integrity. they will go in one way or another. you have to give thought to how sturdy is the area where the train came to getting people off. and the other thing about trains, people put things above their heads. that's another thing that can lead to injuries. >> i was thinking about that. there is no such thing as a good time for this, but this has to be the worst possible time at commuting rush hour. our coverage will continue on our 24-hour streaming network at cbsn. for those of you in the west, we'll have the latest on "cbs this morning."
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? ? good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, september 29, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." new information about the elementary school shooting in south carolina. a family friend said the first time the teenager accused of opening fire and brought a gun to school. breaking news. a train full of morning commuters crashes into a station just outside new york city. dozens of people are hurt in the mass casualty incident. rescue efforts are under way. donald trump tries out a new line of attack against hillary clinton and doubles down on his controversial comments about a former miss universe. the nominee has another aleppo moment on tv.