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((tedd florendo)) ((( rain has moved on and we started off with fog and clouds this morning. it has all now thinned out as clearing took place all day and rain has moved east. temps also stayed cool this morning after good rainfall yesterday cooled things off around the region. temps close to the 70's today with no 80's in the forecast ................................ ... .............. hour by hour tonight some clearing with clouds around and cool evening temps in the 70's to 60's later. tomorrow more sunshine back to the 80's by afternoon. but how warm will we get this week? and there's another chance of showers in the 7-day. that's all straight ahead in the extended forecast coming
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it all week long... project neon. all of the work on that major improvement project has caused a lot of disruption along the spaghetti bowl.. and some new closures go into effect tonight. demetria obilor has a breakdown of that. ((demetria obilor)) on wednesday, several ramps closed down in the spaghetti bowl for car-nado/project neon. there was one more ramp that needed to shut down, and it did earlier this morning just before 5 am. the northbound i-15 exit to northbound 95 is cld exit onto a temporary ramp that takes you over to northbound 95. these ramps will stay closed through february 2017. make sure you stay on top of all of the closures by visiting our website, las vegas now dot com. also, starting tonight at 10 pm, mlk is shutting down, in both directions, from bonanza to us 95. the us 95 on/off-ramps will close too.
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things should reopen around 5am monday. plan ahead. ((dave courvoisier)) days after a 65-year-old died from a flu-related illness in clark county... health officials are warning kids and adults to get vaccinated. sharie johnson talked to a local doctor about tips to prevent spreading the disease: ((sharie johnson)) the biggest prevention is proper handwashing. because doctors say germs can survive on surfaces for hours. ((dr. ryan nishihara, meadows pediatrics we always recommend to get an ample amount of soap )) ((sharie johnson)) dr. ryan nishihara of meadows pediatrics says lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails for at least 20 seconds. ((dr. ryan nishihara, meadows pediatrics it's important to vigorously rub )) ((sharie johnson)) it's the number one way to stop the spread of germs... in addition to gettting vaccinated. ((caryne shea, mom i get a flu shot every year because i have young children and they come home with germs everyday )) ((sharie johnson)) caryne shea says it's important for her family to get the shot to
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sick or viceversa. ((caryne shea, mom there we're a couple years when i forgot to get the flu shot and i paid the price )) ((sharie johnson)) nishihara says don't believe any myths about vaccinations. ((dr. ryan nishihara, meadows pediatrics people do not get the flu from the flu vaccine and that's one of the main concerns individuals and families have )) and he recommends a certain vial. ((dr. ryan nishihara, meadows pediatrics if at best, ask for the single dose vials for the flu vaccine because some individuals react to the preservative in the multi-dose vial of the flu vaccine )) ((sharie johnson)) >> infants, elderly, chronic instead of washing their hands. officials say they don't eliminate all types of germs./// ((denise valdez)) police believe they're looking for two suspects in yesterday's double homicide. this happened at an apartment complex in a southwest valley neighborhood. police tell us evidence found at the scene suggests there may be two male suspects involved. they're still trying to figure out a motive.
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((denise valdez)) an attorney says jurors who acquitted key figures in that oregon wildlife refuge standoff... may have been confused by the charges. yesterday... the defendants including two bundy brothers... were found not guilty on their conspiracy charges. a juror talked to a newspaper reporter... saying the government failed to prove fundamental elements of a conspiracy. the juror also said prosecutors could have charged the occupiers with criminal trespassing... that carries a lesser penalty./// ((dave courvoisier)) o all this week we have been breaking down ballot measures. so far, we've covered: background checks, legalizing recreational marijuana, deregulating the energy market, and tax exemptions for home medical equipment. last on the list is question five. as karen castro tells us, the so-called gas tax initiative will drive up gas prices to fix our roads. ((u.s. congressman cresent hardy - (r) nevada: as you travel around our beautiful county, you see all these yellow signs saying 'fueling our future.' u.s. congresswoman
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and tell you how kinda surprise but very happy i was to see the polling numbers on "fix our streets.")) ((karen castro)) speaking from a road improvement project celebration.... congressional leaders express bipartisan support for question five. the ballot measure is proposing continuing the current gas tax for another 10 years to fund road improvement projects in clark county. in 2013, commissioners approved a three year gas tax... that expires at the end of this year. during that time, fuel prices went up just over 3-cents each year. ((tina quigley - general manager, rc to promote the fact that over the three years. this new revenue source had allowed us to do projects that we otherwise would not have been able to do.)) ((karen castro)) by r-t-c calculations, it will cost the average driver 25-cents per day. projections show drivers will pay almost one-dollar in fuel tax per gallon by the end of the 10-years. question five may fund up to 3-billion dollars worth of road projects through bonds... and potentially create more than 25-thousand jobs.
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years after the bonds are issued. ((tina quigley - general manager, rtc: there are a lot of roads in southern nevada that-- in older neighborhoods, that really do need maintenance.)) ((karen castro)) r-t-c and n-dot have a combined 364 unfunded projects at a cost of more than 6-billion dollars. question five would pay for about half of the road improvements. ((u.s. congresswoman dina titus - (d) nevada: we're talking about how we need that funding. u.s. congressman cresent hardy - (r) nevada: i believe that is one of the most important things we can do.)) ((karen car ((dave courvoisier)) >> if question 5 passes, it would take effect january first of next year through the end of 20-26. as for the other measures covered this week... you can watch those stories on las vegas now dot com. ((dave courvoisier)) >> and we're your local election headquarters keeping you updated on all things politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) it's a concern echoed across the valley -- too many kids crammed into classrooms... parents of some middle schoolers are tired of it -- and want the
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headway. at john r. beatty elementary school, we're told that upwards of 43 students are in one classroom. in another -- 41. the problem came about after one of the school's teachers left. parents say the issue is affecting the safety of their children. (("because of the kinds of crimes that have happened in past years, each school has a procedure that they perform for safety for the students and there's no corner to hurdle in and there's no way to hide that many students and the is ((denise valdez)) >> c-c-s-d says the school principal is working with district administrators. officials have been in contact with parents -- but admit nothing has been done yet./// ((dave courvoisier)) after two months of renovations... ethel m chocolates... is open again. we take you inside the newly redesigned building... as they get ready for next month's cactus garden lighting./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier,
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i alone can fix it! bomb the [bleep] out of 'em. i'd like to punch him in the face.
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she ate like a pig... i moved on her like a [bleep] i did not say that... i love war. yes, including with nukes. blood coming out of her... they're rapists... wrong. there has to be some form of punishment. such a nasty woman. i wanna be unpredictable. ...on 5th avenue and shoot somebody... she's a slob... i don't remember! and you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves! priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. priorities usa action is responsible we've got a choice to make. jacky rosen wants to build an economy that works for all of us, expanding solar energy, and improving our schools. but with danny tarkanian, you can't escape the sleaze. tarkanian lost $17 million in a failed development scheme and stuck taxpayers with the bill. he even helped set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors. danny tarkanian's out for himself. dccc is responsible
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this is 8 news now at six." ((denise valdez)) police and prosecutors are taking a new look at a suicide case to figure out if it was actually a murder. ((dave courvoisier)) >> attorney susan winters died last january and the death was ruled a suicide. now, authorities are not so sure. george knapp of the i-team is here
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((george knapp)) henderson police have officially re-openened the case, a grand jury is about to hear evidence, and the d.a. is also taking a hard look at the very strange circumstances surrounding this death. susan winters was not only an attorney but also a part time judge and mother of two teenage girls. she died in january 2015 after ingesting a lethal combination of pain pills and anti-freeze, and her husband, psychologist brent dennis, gained control of about two million dollars. susan's parents say the marriage was troubled and they were immediately suspicious. you didn't believe it from the beginning? avis winters/mother of susan: no, i didn't. no. no. dan winters/father of susan: she had two daughters. she loved them more than anything. if she was going to commit suicide, she certainly wouldn't have done it in front of those girls and she certainly wouldn't have done it where it took 24 hours to accomplish.)) ((george knapp)) >> the parents hired a former fbi agent and a las vegas law firm to investigate, and what
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sparked authorities to re-open the case. dr. dennis was questioned about the death in a tumultuous deposition that was videotaped. ((george knapp)) >> dr. brent dennis has not been charged with a crime. his lawyer says the parents simply can't accept that their daughter took her own life. tonight at 11, we will show the deposition video for the first time. voice over: "from 8 news now, this is your most accurate weather now with tedd florendo." ((( clouds have cleared and now more sunshine today. we even warmed up a little with that clearing after morning fog around the region. the saturated air allowed the fog to develop and now we have
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also stayed cool in the 70's today with 80's expected late week. wind now light after breezes yesterday and sunday. ................................ ... .................... temperatures around the region also stayed in the 70's for the east part of the valley and they were warmest. cooler for areas on the westside and kyle canyon where we were actually coolest and had the most rain. ............................ regional temps also stayed cool with the rain that fell. most areas in the 70's to 80's around the region with the chilliest temps up in the the southern great basin where we were actually chilly in some spots. some areas around 10,000 feet actually picked up snow near the ski resort. ... ................................ ...........
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with it. we have clearing behind that low and we're expected to warm up more as we get through the week before the next system comes in and increases wind and more chances for showers late week. maybe as early as thursday. ................................ ... ............. tonight expect a low around 65 and staying cool. we should be mostly clear and unfortunately no fog this time around since the dewpoints are lower and so is mostly clear by morning and sunny tomorrow with highs back in the mid 80's again and above average. we should be around 77 for this time of year. .................. ................. ................. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the 80's tomorrow with temps close to high 80's and near 90 to the east side of town. we're clt in the west sideom su centenahills. .................. . ..................... td recast showsunny ies and dry late week expect a chance of showers to return along with cooler weather and wind. should be dry by the time we get to halloween for all those trick-or-treaters and should
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((dave courvoisier)) as if there aren't enough reasons to watch the world series. ((denise valdez)) >> cubs and indians are scoring high marks with fans... but there's another reason to catch saturday's game. ((chris maathuis)) >> you'll want to be there at the start. a former cubbie is throwing out the first pitch of game four... and well deserved.. more details on this big honor for a las vegan. plus... the roar from the speedway is more then drivers racing down the strip. jon tritsch will tell us why, coming up next here on channel 8.
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we've learned a lot about how joe heck works. follow the money. he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip" and took almost $700,000 from wall street, including some of the same banks who caused the crisis. and then there's money he's taken from payday lenders
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protecting their predatory practices. add it all up, and joe heck is working for corporate special interests. and that doesn't work for nevada. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. "she's a slob." "she ate like a pig." "i'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers..." donald trump calls women "bimbos", "dogs", and "fat pigs." but congressman crescent hardy said he'd support donald trump 100%.
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and kihuen will always protect a woman's right to choose. ruben kihuen for nevada.
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call to throw out a first pitch in a world series. you gotta be pretty special.. especially in chicago with the cubs in ths well that special call came to las vegan greg maddux. the former valley high grad, who was the 2nd round pick of the cubs in 1984 will throw out the first pitch in game four on saturday. he made his cubs debut in september of 1986... pitched 9 full seasons with the cubs... and then also part of the 2006 season while with the cubs he won 133 games. ((chris maathuis)) the unlv football team is in san jose tonight getting ready for tomorrow night's game with the
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first win over san jose state since 1994. that was a game the rebels won 23-10 here in vegas... but that was ages ago... head coach tony sanchez was in college playing football the last time unlv beat the spartans. (( )) tony sanchez/coach;' "so now we go into san jose and it's a winnable game for both teams.. we'v got to realize that.. that's part of it too being humble enough to understand it's winnable, but it's not a shoein, there ain't no shoe-ins for is.. this is winnable, when you look at the one's past that, we won't talk about that, but the road down the road, there's not one single game on the schedule you can't win." sports illustrated ranking its top 25 best field designs. unlv checks in at number 6. they say unlv has one of the most fun field designs in college football, blending the las vegas culture into its design is pretty cool. michigan comes in at number 5, then comes oregon at number 4. florida's field design checks in at number 3.
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is the rose bowl. i may be biased, but it seems if you're talking field design, unlv's is better then all those. ((chris maathuis)) the need for speed has drivers racing for a crown at the toyota nationals here in vegas this weekend. but as jon tritsch reports tonight, for some women at the race track, their race begins at an 18-wheeler. jon tritsch: alexis dejoria drives 300 miles per hour..and ready to empower jon tritsch: the hot rod racing legend is saving lives in to women jon tritsch: breast cancer awareness month is not limited to a hospital room or a doctor's office..it shares a home with burnt rubber and exhaust jon tritsch: the first weekend 99 women signed up to get screened...the fast lane to exhaust jon tritsch: the first weekend
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screened...the fast lane to early detection is open for everyone jon tritsch 8 sports now ((chris maathuis)) ((chris maathuis)) back to the world series... art museums in chicago and cleveland are having some fun with the cubs - indians world series rivalry. take a look at this...
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some of its most well-known pieces. ...with some slight cubs-inspired alterations. then they called on the cleveland museum of art to try to do the same thing. everybody is having fun with it. the museum responded on its facebook page... posting some pictures of indians-inspired paintings of their own. ((denise valdez)) celebrating sweet success... of ethel m chocolates .. but get this... instead of cutting a ribbon for the re-opening... they cut into some delicious chocolate. the business closed for two months to undergo a two million dollar renovation. there's now more for guests to see than ever before: (( when you look in the factory you get some cool experiences but when you come to the demonstration area it's really going to be about seeing hands on chocolate making and if you're really lucky you'll see our chief chocolatier doing some cool stuff.
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>> the opening comes ahead of the popular cactus garden lighting. this year the garden features a million lights... and they'll light them up on november 15-th./// ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 is next. ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with christianne to see what they're working on. ((christianne klein)) just when she thought she'd gotten past her e-mail scandal... hillary clinton finds herself addressing questions again. the letter sent to republican leaders today... that has the democratic presidential nominee on the defense again. plus... a recreational marijuana when they hit the polling booths. we look at the warning coming out of colorado... as they have a headstart in the legal pot business./// (( we don't know the facts, which is why we are
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narrator: the target... seniors. danny tarkanian set up thirteen fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors... fronts for telemarketing schemes. seniors lost millions from the scams danny tarkanian helped set up. jacky rosen has always led with integrity. protect seniors and strengthen social security. and jacky rosen will always be responsible with your tax dollars. jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. we've got a choice to make. jacky rosen wants to build an economy that works for all of us, creating good jobs, expanding solar energy, and improving our schools. but with danny tarkanian, you can't escape the sleaze.
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he even helped set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors. danny tarkanian's out for himself. dccc is responsible
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((christianne klein)) hillary clinton responds to the latest scandal... hitting her presidential campaign. the cryptic letter the director of the fbi sent to republican leaders today...
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a different investigation... ((paul joncich)) just a few days left in early voting. we hit the streets to see how both parties are working hard to get out the vote... and the one race republicans are really going all in on. ((christianne klein)) and it's a halloween like no other. how two people were able to win a night's stay in the castle that inspired 'dracula."/// and i'm christianne klein. clinton was not charged with any wrongdoing in the initial probe into her use of a private server. donald trump is seizing on this latest revelation and the latest poll shows he's closing the gap. ((paul joncich)) >> craig boswell has more from the white house.
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setback. the fbi announced that it was reviewing thousands of emails related to the investigation of clinton's private email server while she was secretary of state. ((sot)) i'm confident whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in july." (gfx) in a letter to members of congress, director comey said the fbi has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. the new emails were discovered durin anthony weiner's alleged sexting scandal. the former new york lawmaker is the estranged husband of clinton aide, huma abedein. ((sot hillary)) we don't know the facts, which is why we are calling on the fbi to release the information...even director comey noted this new info may not be significant, so let's get it out. donald trump has made the outcome of the fbi's probe a focus of his campaign against clinton.

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