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>> and just a few minutes ago 8 barak obama will be in las vegas this friday to stump for hillary clinton and catherine cortez masto. at the public event, president obama will outline the high stakes of november's election for nevada families and highlight clinton's vision for an america . if you are interested in attending the event we've posted a link on our website a t las
it's official. the two bills from the special session... are now law. we're talking about the stadium and convention center tax increase... and the more cops tax extension. patrick walker is live at unlv where governor sandoval signed the bills earlier today. ((patrick walker)) as if the unlv campus wasn't already a busy place this week... add in a ceremony featuring top raiders brass... the governor... and top local officials. the bills... and proclaimed them law shortly before noon today. the bills authorize nearly 1.1 billion dollars in new tax dollars to be directed toward expanding the convention center... and the public contribution to the nfl stadium project before signing the bill... sandoval told the dignitaries that las vegas is "the perfect place for a team called the las vegas raiders."
strip will fund the 750-million dollar public contribution to the 1-point-9 billion dollar stadium... which will include 650 million and any cost overruns from billionaire las vegas sands owner sheldon adelson... and 500 million from the raiders and the nfl. i asked the governor after the signing what assurances he had from the team to champion the project... which would include the largest public subsidy for any nfl stadium to date: ((gov. brian sandoval/(r) nevada: "i've had meetings with the representatives from the work without that franchise, and i'm very comfortable that they're very earnest and excited, in fact, about coming here, we went through all the due dilligence, this is a good deal for the people of our state and the people of this community." )) ((patrick walker)) >> the convention center will also get 400-million dollars for it's expansion... through a separate room tax increase. that project had nearly universal support from lawmakers... but was in limbo because it was contained in the same bill as the more controversial
to lock down votes for it. ((patrick walker)) >> the n-f-l owners are getting their first look this week at the proposal during the fall meetings in houston... which kick off today. but a vote and formal presentation isn't expected until january. chris maathius is in houston... and will have more on that tonight at 6. paul... ((paul joncich)) >> what about assembly bill 1... when does that go into effect? ((patrick walker)) >> paul... that bill was enabling legislation. that means it authorized clark county to take on the one-tenth of a percent sales tax increase. the clark county commission will have the final word... and we're still working to find out when a vote there could happen.///
more light on a deadly officer involved shooting that happened last week. at a press conference today they released video of the incident and identified the suspect as rex wilson. last wednesday wilson fled from police during a traffic stop near fort apache and hualapai way. police say officers fired 36 shots at wilson after surrounding his car... hitting him 8 times after he gun at them. it turns out he had a water nozzle that resembled a gun... and it's the same thing he used in 16 different robberies leading up to the shooting. police say wilson also used his own blood to write "sorry" on the screen in the s-u-v's dash. no officers were hurt in the shooting./// ((paul joncich)) the man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting on the i-15 is expected to go before a judge this week. police say kenneth mcdonald shot at multiple vehicles headed south on the
of those bullets....and killed. her stepdaughter amber garcia, spoke to us ...sharing more details of that tragic day. ((amber garcia/victim's stepdaughter: "he did everything that he could to save her. he ended up crashing his car trying to call 911. he said nobody on this packed freeway stopped to help him." )) >> garcia says police told her mcdonald mistakingly thought he shot at police officers. he was later apprehended at a c-v-so where he's accused of trying to sexually assault a customer before police arrived./// ((katie boer)) good afternoon...a beautiful day around the valley with winds finally calming down after a very gusty weekend! we saw plenty of wind advisories and even a high wind warning over the weekend -- those have
............ right now current conditions out at mccarran show temps nice and mild but still warm in the upper 70s and low 80s. we still have a couple locations remaining gusty like red rock, mt. charleston, jean and boulder city. .............. looking ahead we are looking at a fire weather watch for mid this week when winds will increase once more and relative humidities drop down to 5-10%. ............... your evening planner shows temps remaining nice and still fairly warm in the upper 70s through 7pm, mid 70s by 9 o'clock, 70 tomorrow morning waking up with temps. in the mid 60s. ((paul joncich)) donald trump is pointing the finger at democrats after the firebombing of a g-o-p building. >> who he believes democrats is repsonsible for the bombing and a message of hate left behind. ((paul joncich)) >> also how one of the largest cities under isis control is making progress in fighting back against the terror group.///
the desert is where bad guys go when they want to make evidence disappear. but hiding the evidence won't help danny tarkanian. sure, he can bury all those property taxes he skipped out on for years... ...or all those fake charities he helped set up... ...or the scams against seniors he formed... or the $17 million judgment he never paid. . danny tarkanian: just a con man who can't bury the truth.
investigating the firebombing of a republican headquarters in hillsborough, north carolina. officials say a bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the office's front window - burning furniture and signs inside. on the outside of a nearby wall, a spray painted swastika with the words, "nazi republicans leave town or else." (((dallas woodhouse/executive director, nort party)(republican building vandalized presser nc) "we will not be intimidated, we will not be cawed, and we will not be scared. we are not going anywhere." )) ((paul joncich)) democratic nominee hillary clinton called the attack "horrific and unacceptable." while donald trump, blamed the violence on clinton supporters. tweeting: "animals- representing hillary clinton and dems in north carolina just firebombed our office in orange county because we are winning." there was no one hurt in the attack./// ((paul joncich)) iraq's military says it has inflicted -quote- "heavy losses of life and equipment" on isis in mosul.
battle to recapture it from the terror group. the effort began yesterday... as the forces are trying to eliminate up to 5- thousand isis fighters in the iraqi city. mosul is the largest city under isis control... and their last remaining stronghold in iraq./// ((paul joncich)) back here in the states... the new jersey transit is back in business after last month's deadly train crash this morning's incident free commute marked the first time the hoboken terminal has been up and running since the crash. the traina passenger concourse... killing a woman and hurting more than 100 others./// ((paul joncich)) mother nature is making things extra tough for crews fighting wildfires our state. >> coming up on the valley's news leader why firefighters say they aren't out of the woods yet despite some recent rainfall in the area./// announcer: you're
i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. narrator: 2013: joe heck votes to shut down the government, risking vital services for thousands of nevada seniors and veterans. but as federal employees like air traffic controllers worked 16 days without pay, joe heck continues to cash his paycheck... even as 244 members of congress refused their pay. joe heck says he deserves
battling two fires near reno, nevada. a blaze burning in washoe county is 55 percent contained. officials say recent rain is helping...a little. (((charles moore, fire chief) "if you had a large camp fire and you have a spritzer bottle you can probably knock down the flames but you're not going to remove the heat. we have a lot of trees down that are still red hot. ..believe it or not in this rain. so our goal is to get this fire when the incident emergency team is done and there is zero percent chance
>> governor brian sandoval had declared a state of emergency allowing state agencies to help with firefighting efforts and other services. the "little valley" fire between reno and carson city has burned more than three-thousand acres. about 500 firefighters are currently part of the response. 23 homes and 17 outbuildings have burned. on friday night said four firefighters were injured and treated for oxygen issues./// toss to weather ((katie boer)) ((katie boer)) good afternoon...a beautiful day around the valley with winds finally calming down after a very gusty weekend! we saw plenty of wind advisories and even a high wind warning over the weekend -- those have been allowed to expire... ............
at mccarran show temps nice and mild but still warm in the upper 70s and low 80s. we still have a couple locations remaining gusty like red rock, mt. charleston, jean and boulder city. .............. looking ahead we are looking at a fire weather watch for mid this week when winds will increase once more and relative humidities drop down to 5-10%. ............... your evening plannh fairly warm in the upper 70s through 7pm, mid 70s by 9 o'clock, 70 degrees by 11pm and early tomorrow morning waking up with temps. in the mid 60s. ((paul joncich)) remember the lady who became an overnight star after cracking up in a chewbacca
became an overnight star after cracking up in a chewbacca mask on facebook? she now has something to remember the phenomenon forever.. candace payne recently got herself a laughing chewie tattoo. however star wars enthusiasts were quick to point out inaccuracies in the rendition. but the viral ar she just had to do it./// ((paul joncich)) what do heroes think about when they're putting their life on the line. ((i've seen gunshots go over my head, and i thought man, a fire, this is not what i had planned.")) )) two of north las vegas's finest put their lives on the line to rescue a driver stuck in a burning car.... their story of bravery coming up on the valley's news leader./// ((paul joncich))
jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. man: the tea party republicans in congress want to cut social security. woman: and danny tarkanian wants to join them. man: he is proud to call himself man: he wants to privatize social security... woman: ...just like them. woman: risking social security benefits on wall street. man: danny tarkanian would raise the retirement age... woman: just like the tea party republicans in
congress. man: they would take away what we've paid for out of every paycheck.
test of bravery, then two north las vegas police officers pass with flying colors. on september 7th, 2015, sgt travis snyder and lt jill morrison were responding to a terrible accident at the corner of allen and alexander. what they did shortly after on-lookers and made their co-workers proud. it was one of those accident scenes....that make you wonder...how anyone survived. a multi vehicle crash on a 100 degree day. one of the drivers was trapped in a vehicle....that's beginning to catch fire. without hesitation....two of north las vegas's finest went to work. ((sgt travis snyder/north las vegas police: "i started beating on the window asking if the driver was okay, and you could tell he was in a daze from the accident.")) smoke was filing the passenger compartment.
to roll out of the front wheel wells of the truck i could feel the heat coming off.")) when the door wouldn't open, lt jill morrison squeezed in through the passenger side, unbuckled the drivers seat belt and struggled to pull him out. ((sgt snyder: " she was able to climb over the top of him and grabbed his belt and began to drag him out of the vehicle.")) (("i grabbed ahold of him and lt. morris and i were able to drag him away from the burning truck.")) then insist "it was all in a days work." that everyone on the force would have done the same thing. but listen to what lt morrison admits was going through her mind when she was inside the burning vehicle. ((lt jill morrison:"holy cow, i've been on for 20 years, and i'm gonna die in the fire. of all things a fire? i've seen gunshots go over my head, and i thought man, a fire, this is not what i had planned.")) ...and both wouldn't hesitate to do it again. and that's why sgt
cross everyday heroes./// ((paul joncich)) this week the campaign trail is making yet another stop here in the valley >> coming up on the valley's news leader, we go live to u-n-l-v with a look at what it takes to bring the third and final presidnetial debate to the campus./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at four when i was one year old, i was diagnosed with a rare form
of cancer on my spinal chord. but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say...
((paul joncich)) it's going to be a busy couple of days at unlv as they prepare to host the third and final presidential debate on wednesday. typically i'm joined by my co- anchor christianne, but she's been at u-n-l-v all day checking out exactly what it takes make these debate's happen. how that process goes./ ((christianne klein)) ...fitness to be president planning for those 90 minutes takes years planning for those 90 minutes
gary johnson set out to show he's the "fittest" candidate for president over the weekend. and he got quite a workout in the process...bicycli ng all the way from taos to his rally in santa fe. soyoung kim reports. it was a mixed crowd as libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson campaigned in his home state for the second weekend in a row. "it's really cool. it's
out here. some came to johnson's rally at santa fe plaza undecided. (nats) "just principally, the idea that we ought to have a third voice in american politics is really exciting." and others -- already know and love gary johnson. "worked on both of his gubernatorial campaigns and just think he's a wonderful person. a very intelligent, knowledgeable, smart, honest and decent person." the former two-time new mexico governor stuck to the same campaign trail... stressing why he believes it's so important for voters to have an alternative to the two front runners. "i hope to ruin the party for both of them. this is a two-party system that needs crashing." this morning -- johnson hit the campaign trail... quite literally. he biked for more than 70 miles from his home north of taos all the way to santa fe plaza. "life is about health and wellness and it's really important." this was all in an effort to prove he's "fittest"
"fianc. we rode it all together. i know there hasn't been a president and first lady in the history of the united states that could have done that ride today in six hours." and he says the ride was also a salute to his home state. "just really a celebration of new mexico. it is fall...and i'm an athlete." (nats) soyoung kim.///; . ((paul joncich)) at a rally today at liberty university's vines center the libertarian presidential candidat asked his audience to consider the polarization this election has caused and asked that the democratic and republican parties be called out for the roles they've played. don't forget 8 newsnow is your local election headquarters both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((katie boer))
with winds finally calming down after a very gusty weekend! we saw plenty of wind advisories and even a high wind warning over the weekend -- those have been allowed to expire... ............ right now current conditions out at mccarran show temps nice and mild but sti 80s. we still have a couple locations remaining gusty like red rock, mt. charleston, jean and boulder city. .............. looking ahead we are looking at a fire weather watch for mid this week when winds will increase once more and relative humidities drop down to 5-10%. ............... your evening planner shows temps remaining nice and still fairly warm in the upper 70s through 7pm, mid 70s by 9 o'clock, 70 degrees by 11pm and early tomorrow morning waking up with
shooting at george zimmerman during a road rage incident was sentenced to 20 years in prison today. in the may 2015 encounter, matthew apperson testified that he acted in self-defense because zimmerman flashed a gun. zimmerman testified that he had been pursued by apperson's vehicle and that the driver of the vehicle opened fire but missed him. apperson's attorney requested that his client be released on bond while he awaits the outcome of an appeal. zimmerman was acquitted three years ago in the deadly shooting of trayvon martin, an unarmed 17-year-old. /// ((p j getting a second wind this year. the dollar is rallying on the rising hopes that the federal reserve might finally raise interest rates in december. it recently hit its highest point since early march. it's up three percent against a basket of currencies since late september... surpassing the level seen after the brexit vote in the united kingdom. wall street investors now place a 64-percent chance of a fed rate hike in december... which is among the highest odds seen all year.
reflection of a healthy economy. that would be good news for the dollar... which tends to rise on signs of american economic strength./// ((paul joncich)) when it comes to a rash of clown pranks across the country.. target is not laughing >> coming up on the valley's news leader the move the retail giant has made to reduce the number of people dressing up like clowns
to creep people out.///
narrator: and joe heck says "i have high hopes we'll see donald trump become president." i don't know what i said, aah... narrator: heck says he "completely supports" trump. i would
bomb the [bleep] out of them. narrator: and heck? reporter: you trust him having his finger on the nuclear button? heck: i do. reporter: why do you say that? heck: why wouldn't i? narrator: donald trump and joe heck.
((paul joncich)) no more clowning around the retail giant has pulled all of their clown masks off their shelves following and outbreak of clown sightings across the country. some of the recent clown incidents have lead to arrests, including gunmen in clown masks reported robbing gas stations and restaurants. if you can't resist dressing up like a clown for halloween, a few clown masks are still available through
((paul joncich)) here's what are viewers are saying about the move. lauren fournier wrote "its a smart move. not only are there real threats for clowns but think about the teenage boys that would think its funny to impersonate the actual violent clowns and could end up getting hurt themselves. might be a overdramatic, silly way of thinking, but i say its smart of them not to risk it." while patricia k. mcgill thinks target is quote "over reacting!" and morgan deane had an idea saying "i think they should sell more batman masks, so we can ha punch the scary clowns in the face." ((paul joncich)) don't forget to vote for our high school game of the week. you can cast your votes on our 8 news now facebook page. this week it's rancho at las vegas. sierra vista at durango and del sol at bonanza. you have until our wednesday newscast to vote. and on friday jon trietsch will be live at the game with all the highlights./// ((paul joncich)) the world of sandwich art has a new champion this afternoon. >> coming up on the valley's news leader..
and even a high wind warning over the weekend -- those have been allowed to expire... ............ right now current conditions out at mccarran show temps nice and mild but still warm in the upper 70s and low 80s. remaining gusty like red rock, mt. charleston, jean and boulder city. .............. looking ahead we are looking at a fire weather watch for mid this week when winds will increase once more and relative
adams/sommelier) "i definitely think that's where things are headed. i think more and more every month or two, a new wine comes out in a can, " )) ((paul joncich)) >> canned wine currently makes up less than one percent of the market, but the growth has been explosive. sales more than doubled over the last year from 6.4 million dollars to 14.5 million./// ((paul joncich)) a wisconsin manager has been crowned the fastest sandwich artist in the land. melissa callan is suby she recently won the subway jammer competition. every year subway employees gather for a global leadership conference and sandwich artists compete against each other to make sandwiches in the fastest time possible. (((melissa callan, regional manager, subway) "making the correct formulas on customer sandwiches every single day is the best way that you can. and just keep pushing yourself to be better and be faster and be cleaner." )) ((paul joncich)) callan won top prize in
she says says creating a sandwich in less than a minute takes a lot of determination./// ((paul joncich)) some exciting changes are on the horizion for the city of henderson. >> coming up on the valley's news leader we sit down with mayor andy hafen to hear his plan to bring in thousands of new residents over the next 20 years. ((paul joncich)) >> and michael jackson... bringing in the big bucks! coming up at five... how much money his estate made... making him the world's richest celebrity in 2016./// watching 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich))
good day team to talk about some sweet incentives he's offering to henderson students to make it happen in our monday morning's with the mayor segment. ((kirsten joyce)) with the election coming up is there any information you need to get residents about polling locations hafen: you bet but first it's so important to go out and vote elections are made or broken by people who come out to vote.
to 5-30 at city hall of course galleria is also popular we encourage you to get out and exercise your right to vote and your duty. ((brian loftus)) >>the status of the new hospital and veterans day so kinda give us an update. hafen: veterans day celebration is the saturday before 10 at the amaptheatre and we will done and of course i got to brag about union village and henderson hospital the open for businesswe're so excited 160 acre venue more to come lvac is coming residential it's going to be a great are for henderson.
((kirsten joyce)) >>kids school in full swing anything you want to mention about the schools? hafen: we have a great partnership with apple city ccsd and libraries. were trying to get kids to read because every the school year the school with the most minutes get a 7 thousand dollar prize 2nd and 3rd also school who participates get a pizza party. ((brian loftus)) >> the more they read they
hafen: this is my last year so i've encouraged my students double ((brian loftus)) can we explain more about the henderson strong comprehensive exam. hafen: plan for our whole city for 20 years some places we shou stations but the thing that's really interesting is we're forecasting our growth to be a 110 thousand more residents 20 years from now 400 thousand people that plan will help us do that. ((kirsten joyce)) thank you so much for coming
questions please submit them on las vegas now dot com click on the banner that says monday mornings with the mayor./// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) now at 5...
crime spree that led to a police chase. the message the suspect scrawled in his own blood... before officers were forced to shoot and kill him. >> plus.. a nearly two- billion- dollar stadium... slated for las vegas. the fanfare that brought out some of the city's biggest movers and shakers... as brian sandoval officially sign the stadium bill into law. getting ready for the third and