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valley tonight. good evening... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) >> and i'm denise valdez. a deadly hit and run on the west side of town. ((dave courvoisier)) >> but first.. what in the world is going on in pahrump.. ((denise valdez)) >> another exotic animal rescue.. this time at a home on black rock street. we're talking lions, a tiger and even a panther. two people facing charges. 8 news now reporter mauricio marin is looking into the case and joins us with more. ((mauricio marin)) >> this is a prety all sorts of exotic animals at your neighbors house. well today the nye county sheriff's office seized these animals including lions, and a bengal tiger after finding them in horrific living conditions. >> sheriff deputies received several reports of exotic animals not being properly cared for. jacki freeman and abby hedengran of pahrump have special conditions to care and take custody of the animals found. but what authorities found when they went to investigate the reports was astonishing.
out the home---deputies found several animals locked living in bedrooms where they had been urinating and defecating on the walls and carpet. and the air quality inside of the bedrooms was horrific according to deputies. a number of cats were found. one of them being a canadian siberian lynx hybrid---which is a species that doesn't require a permit in nye county. but another cat was found---a fennec fox...and that's in violation of nevada code. overall---an unbelievable find---2 african lion. plus a bengal tiger which is an endangered species and a black panther. the animals were living with freeman at the time. she wasn't arrested but cited for animal cruelty. ((mauricio marin)) >> as for the animals--- authorities are working to place them at an u-s-d-a approved sanctuary. it's important to note the owners did have a special conditions animal permit. that permit will now be reviewed on whether they should be allowed to keep it or not with the nye board of county commissioners. dave?///
awaiting extradition to houston where she faces charges for child endangerment. investigators say 34-year-old trisha meyer let exotic animals roam her home, with a juvenile. animal control found 3 tiger cubs in the backyard .. contained only by a 4-foot fence. there were also 8 monkeys... a skunk.. and a fox inside her home. the animals have since been taken into protective custody. meyer will be extradited to houston to face charges./// ((denise valdez)) a horrific scene on the west side f and listen to this... the suspect involved in the crash ran away minutes after his car collided with a pick up truck. police responded to the corner of torrey pines and flamingo earlier this evening. shakala alvaranga is live on scene with the details. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) denise, witnesses say it sounded like an explosion ... the impact, so great, that it crushed both of these cars behind me. a ford mustang was driving
control, sliding across the center median, and then crashing into a pick up truck. police say speed may have played a role in the deadly crash. the female passenger in that mustang died on scene. the driver, however, walked away... (( the driver of the mustang exited the vehicle and initially was attending to the passenger in that mustang, but then began to walk around, witnesses tried to stop and talk to him and ultimately he walked away from the scene.)) that the driver was impaired. he is described as a hispanic male. he was wearing a black jacket with gray sweats. he has short black hair and his face is bloody. ((shakala alvaranga)) the other victims involved in the crash have minor injuries. it's still unclear why the driver of that car left the scene. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((dave courvoisier))
nippy outside.. the big chill is here.. ((denise valdez)) >> tedd said the temperatures would take a nosedive. but just how cold will it be as you head to work or school in the morning? here's tedd. ((tedd florendo)) cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by e ....................... ............ ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average ((denise valdez)) u-n-l-v police have sent
alert about an attack on a female student on campus. she was attacked tuesday night walking down harmon across a campus parking lot. the attacker grabbed her from behind, then hit her. but she managed to get away. u-n-l-v police are bi suggest students walk in pairs at night. no clear description of the male attacker. so if you have any information about what happened or see anything suspicious -- call university police./// ((denise valdez)) disturbing details inside the police report of an alleged child predator. 63-year-old jose azucena is accused of luring children into his apartment with candy -- then exposing himslef and sexually assaulting them. he arrested earlier this week at this complex near charleston
he warned the kids he would hurt or kill their parents if they told them about what happened. when questioned -- he denied the allegations. police say they know of at least 4 victims -- but there could be more. if you suspect your child is involved... call metro police./// ((denise valdez)) a former las vegas illusionist plead guilty to charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. jan rouven was in u-s district court today. he was indicted back in march and will be sentenced in march of next ((dave courvoisier)) the school principal.. involved in a bullying lawsuit against clark county school.. is expected to take the stand in the trial... two families are suing c-c-s-d for allegedly mishandling bullying reports at a henderson middle school. the mother of an alleged bullying victim took the stand today. mary bryan testified that back in september of 2011 her son told her his friend was being bullied in band class at greenspun middle school. bryan says...
dean who promised the situation was being handled. however, bryan said the bullying continued to the point her son was eating paper to make himself sick and stay home. ((dave courvoisier)) after 26 years in the valley... the first 'hard rock cafe' to make it to las vegas is closing. the restaurant in front of the hard rock hotel will close on december 31-st. it's been open since 1990... but now the company wants to focus on its other restaurant and music venus on the las vegas strip. we're told employees at t first dibs on open positions at the strip location./// ((denise valdez)) >> a big celebration tonight for new development in downtown las vegas. the promenade at juhl is a multi-building community that spans an entire city block. the 20-thousand square feet retail space offers boutiques and restaurants. the thinking behind the concept is to allow people to be able to live and work in the same neighborhood. and they're concept is also working to connect all of downtown: ((uri vaknin/kre capital partner: "what's really cool is
east to make downtown one large contiguous and continuous retail shopping experience." )) ((denise valdez)) >> las vegas mayor carolyn goodman took part in the festivities and is thrilled for more growth in the area. more development is in the works included a corner market which is planned to open next year./// ((dave courvoisier)) a proud day for las vegas. a hometown slugger takes home the m-v-p award. ((denise valdez)) >> kris bryant received the honor today. perhs for the standout cubs third baseman.. and bonanza high grad. sports director chris maathuis joins us with a closer look at the m-v-p. ((chris maathuis)) >> it's no surprise.. bryant ran away with the award... in just his second season.. bryant has won rookie of the year... world series champ... two time all star... and now.. the grand daddy of them all.. the most valuable player award. bryant receiving 29 of the 30 first place votes. he becomes the 4th player to win
the others.. cal ripken junior... ryan howard and dustin pedroia... the world champion slugger hit 39 home runs and scored 121 runs over the season. bryant did an interview with m-l-b network.. he talked about the big influence his dad has in his career up to this point.. ((kris bryant/nl mvp: "if it wasn't for my dad...i wouldn't be sitting here. i wouldn't be the player that i am, the person that i am. he works so hard and you know, anytime i want, i come into the cage and he'll throw to me, pitching machine, breakdown video. it's always going to be i wish more players could have a dad like me.")) ((chris maathuis)) >> the former bonanza high school star beat out two other finalists, washington's daniel murphy and dodgers rookie corey seagar. and by the way.. kris is about to get married.... it's been a great year. you will hear more from bryant later in sports. ((dave courvoisier))
this is 8 news now at eleven." ((dave courvoisier)) becoming more deadly by the day. now, a super heroin is being created by dealers who are cutting their drugs with animal tranquilizer.... to give it an extra kick. ((denise valdez)) >> tonight, 8 news now anchor paul joncich explains the dangers of carfentanil (car-fen-ten-all) and how heroin users don't know what hit them... until it's too late.
responsible for at least eight deaths and dozens of overdoses. ((quick nat)) here in clark county, coroner john fudenberg has already seen two carfentanil deaths and is bracing himself for more. ((11:39:50 john fudenberg/clark county coroner: "i don't know if there is a drug stronger than carfentanil right now.")) ((11:36:36 fudenberg: "i time before it reaches the southwest and we're preparing for it.")) ((paul joncich)) heroin is already one of the deadliest drugs in the desert. killing approximately 400 southern nevadans each year. experts say more people are using heroin because it's a cheaper alternative to opioid pain meds. ((permanent video folder pkg with cop on opening shot 1:05 "for people out there using heroin, bottom line is, you don't know what's in it.")) ((paul joncich)) when users take heroin that's cut with carfentanil, narcan, the drug first responders have successfully been administering to save overdose victims, is suddenly not powerful enough.
mathew lee/wheeling hospital: " it used to be we could give one dose of narcan, sometimes two doses and that would be enough. but with this stronger narcotic, it can take 4-10 or even more doses of narcan.")) ((paul joncich)) in the hardest hit areas of the country, where dozens of overdoses are happening in clusters, paramedics are running out of life saving narcan. here in nevada, authorities have a strategy in place to avoid a new onslaught of overdoses due to carfentanil. coroner john fudenberg will be among the know when it hits. ((11:36:59 john fudenberg: "we're continually sharing our data with law enforcement, so they can map it, see where it's happening, see where these deaths are occuring see where the hot spots are in the valley.")) ((paul joncich)) while there is hope that deadly carfentanil won't make it into las vegas' heroin stream, there's good reason to believe it will. sources within metro - tell us in several recent burglaries at veterinarian offices, the obvious target was - large animal tranquilizer. back to you.///
((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ....................... ............ ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed
as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ ... .................. satellite and radar composite shows clear skies after the clouds we had yesterday. we have cooler weather in the wake of that cold front so temps will take a while to recover. we're anticipating our first freeze of the season for some areas in souther nevada. freeze alerts have been issued but las vegas not under that freeze warming. we stay cold and but not under a freeze warning as we get temps we haven't seen since february 7th. ................................ ... ................. tonight expect a low near 40 and tomorrow a.m. winds become more light breezes tonight and less windy as earlier today. tomorrow expect a high in the mid 60's and milder and finally near average for a change. sunny skies continue as we wrap up the workweek. ................................ ... .................. extended forecast shows milder temps into the weekend with more clouds by sunday. slight chance for showers on monday and we clear up again. we turn mild by the weekend and stay cool and more seasonably next week. overnight lows stay chilly in the 40's for much of next week.
are living in las vegas. ((denise valdez)) >> first it was bryce harper and now kris bryant. chris? ((chris maathuis)) >> that's so remarkable. bryant is getting married in january so major league baseball gave him a pretty cool wedding gift. also tonight.... boxer andre ward is a big raiders fan.. what is he say plus... a cool story from alamo.. paharanagat valley panthers are playing for another state title. jon tritsch made the trip north and hung out with some farmers. the story next here on channel 8. ((chris maathuis))
year after being named top rookie." ((chris maathuis)) when you talk about good guys finishing first... he's the guy you think of. this is my favorite shot here with his finace and his dad mike. the former bonanza high star now joins his las vegas little league friend, bryce harper, as major league mvp's. that's quite remarkable. kris bryant/nl mvp: "this is something you can't put into words, it's been an unbelievable year for me the team i'm getting married... i don't know kris says he's getting married the first week of january.... the world champion slugger hit 39 home runs and scored 121 runs over the season. he beat out two other finalists, washington's daniel murphy and dodgers rookie corey seagar. back to back national mvp's from
remember last year both were invited downtown to receive a key to the city from the mayor. congrats to kris bryant. ((chris maathuis)) the fight of the year could end up being saturday's light heavyweight title fight. andre ward and sergey kovalev meet as unbeaten warriors and two of the best in the business. this is only the third time that two unbeaten boxers are meeting who are ranked in the top four pound for pound. andre ward/challenger: "i've never won big fights by doing one thing, i typically do the opposite of what people think i'm going to sergey kovalev/champ: "if you're never nervous its not good.. but i'm in the best shape right now... before this fight." andre ward is from the east bay area... so he's a huge raiders fan... so when he was asked about the raiders possibly moving to vegas... he wasn't too keen on the idea. andre ward: "it's
more revenue, it's business... no disrespect las vegas but i hope they stay where they are and don't come here, because we need them in the bay area.. we've dealt with this before when they went to la. but i'm going to do what i do, whether they leave or stay, i've got to do my part in the community and as long as i'm fighting to bring big events to the bay area." there was a huge upset in college you can officially knock louisville from any playoff talk. houston cougars completely dominated... they harassed and hurried heisman hopeful lamar jackson all night. after the game cardinals coach bobby petrino says we blew it. they certainly did, houston wins it 36-10, jackson threw for 211 yards and only one td. ((chris maathuis)) one of the great stories in all of sports has been unfolding in the small city of alamo for years. the city is full of winners. kids who are now young adults and some who are parents haven't
pahranagat valley never losses on the field and never loses site of what's important in life. jon tritsch has the story. it's out there all by itself..with fields for cattle..and for champions alamo has over 100 miles between it and las vegas and it's team has over 100 wins since its last loss for the last 8 years..the the state of nevada with an 8-man football national record 104 straight wins 70 percent of the pahranaghet valley male student body plays football..good for a full roster and trophy case for 2 decades ken higbee has been the man fostering dreams and fullfilling dream seasons..after saturday's state
losing record, but never mind. they're playing san diego state in the opening round of the tourney. it came down to a shootout and how about this... for the win.. and the rebels knock off the aztecs 6-5 in a shootout. so they win and advance... the rebels will play denver next. ((chris maathuis)) next tuesday night over on the plaza in front of the t-mobile arena bill foley is holding a party and he wants to pack the plaza. we hear today that the nhl network is going to stream the party, where bill foley and commissioner gary bettman will announce the te begins next tuesday at 5:30 ((denise valdez)) we will be right back./// ((dave courvoisier))
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