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man died from an apparent scuba diving accident. he has been identified as fred arnold from tampa florida. c-b-s florida reports he was a 27 year verteran at the tampa police department. the incident happened yesterday around 1-30. authorities received a call that arnold surfaced but was unconscious. crews tried to revive the diver but he was later pronounced dead. the coroners office has yet to determine the cause of death for either of the two vicitms./// s closed, lake las vegas is back open following heavy monsoon rains this week. many locations in north las vegas saw over an inch of rain. it's a routine process to keep everyone safe. our 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga explains why. "well sharie, within a half hour, lake las vegas rose about a foot and a half forcing that closure." five days later ...
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lake for 5 days..." lake las vegas looks just like it used to. "when it's closed down, the only thing it's closed down to is bodily contact, so you can still go out on the boat, but we don't reccommend swimming, we don't even allow swimming for that 5 days." the lake can't operate ... when there's an overflow from a storm ... "we sample the lake for 5 days, we send it off for testing to ensure there are no contaminants that would be harmful to any human contact with the lake." the lake closed on tuesday ... after rain flooded parts of the valley. water that came in a half hour over the nellis area and then it finally ended up here which is the way it usually does." nellis airforce base saw 1.9 inches of rain from that same storm ... the tests are taken to make sure the water isn't contaminated. "i have grandchildren i've had in this lake. i would not let them swim in the lake if i thought it wasn't safe." the opening comes just in time for this year's country in the
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great meats, we've got a few pigs on the grill right now..." more than 6-hundred people plan to come. there were no issues in that water testing and as you can see behind me , lake las vegas is back open. shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((katie boer)) good evening... a quieter, drier day across southern nevada with a small warmup ahead and a return to normal temperatures. ................. right now looking at ls a few clouds but generally a quiet picture on the radar. ................... right now...we're looking at temps. in the low to mid 90s. some upper 80s near mountains edge and the foothills around mt. charleston. ................... looking at your evening planner look for temps in the mid 90s through 7pm, low 90s by 9pm, upper 80s arund 11 and low 80s around 8am tomorrow morning as kids head back to school.
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police are investigating two deadly shootings that happened over the weekend. the most recent happened last night near las vegas blvd. and pecos road. north las vegas police found a 31 year old man was suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a business. he was taken to u-m-c where he later died. police have no one in custody at the time. for the person who shot and killed a 19-year old man yesterday morning. the victim has been identified as kenneth boykin jr. police responded to shots just after midnight saturday near near north commerce street and west cary avenue. boykin was found in the street suffering from mulitple gunshot wounds. police do not believe this shooting to be an act of random violence. if you have any information on
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((sharie johnson)) metro police have arrested a man accused in a string of armed robberies across the valley. bailey hall faces charges including robbery and kidnapping with a deadly weapon. police say over the period of a week bailey robbed at least 4 local businesses. they say he would enter and aim a gun at employees and patrons while committing his robberies. police took hall into custody on tuesday./// ((sharie johnson)) the red cross is assisting a family after their it happened just after 8 at a home near alta and valley view. when crews arrived two adults and 3 children had already escaped the flames but their dog was still inside. unfortunately when firefighters found the dog he had already died because of smoke. a mattress and small dresser were burned in the fire. the cause of the blaze is yet to be determined./// ((sharie johnson)) it's been one year since the first medical marijuana dispensary in the valley opened
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it's doors last year near jones and robindale. this weekend they are marking the milsestone with a special "canna-versary" celebration. part of the festivities included discounts on certain strains from some of the valley's best producers. we talked to the people behind euphoria about the impact they've made here in the valley. larry doyle, owner ((4.01 "it's been sort of a growing evolution where the state and the regulators are finding out new things that they weren't aware of before as well as the dispensary owners." ((sharie johnson)) besides being the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in southern nevada... euphoria is also the first to offer free delivery service to patients./// ((sharie johnson)) it's not only back to school in the classrooms this week but also on our roads. traffic anchor demetria obilor breaks down the school zones and cones zones you need to know about to stay one step ahead of the
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((sharie johnson)) a pedestrian was killed on i-15 south of flamingo this morning. n-h-p says the male vicitim was heading west on the road when he was hit by a toyota camry. the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries./// ((sharie johnson)) and a mo-ped rider is dead after colliding with a car. intersection of warm springs and east gate just before 9 o'clock last night. police tell us the driver of the car was not hurt... and cooperated with investigators./// ((sharie johnson)) and with the clark coutry school year set to kick off tomorrow-- authorities are urging drivers to be careful. your commute will soon see more school zones and cone zones this week. demetria has a look at some areas sure to slow you down in this week's look ahead.. students go back to
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expect a lot more traffic on the road. there are cone zones all throughout town that are going to slow you down. we'll talk about a few of them you may want to watch out for. up in the northwest, there's a lot of work happening on ann road and 215, plus there's a bus yard nearby. expect to see a lot of school buses in the area. there's a lot of construction on rainbow and russell too. this is right by durango high school and a couple of other schools to. you may want to use alternates like jones to get to the beltway. along the south beltway, construction has shut down the left lane of westbound 25 between the warm springs and mccarran exits expect to see more traffic in the area, which could cause additional slow downs along this stretch. ccsd schools are back in session mo expect to see a lot more pedestrian traffic up and down maryland parkway. we'll talk more about construction tomorrow and guide you through the first day of school tomorrow on "good day."/// ((sharie johnson)) coming up on the valley's news leader...
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what one school is doing.. to help get more students and parents involved in the school community./// "you're watching the
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((sharie johnson)) tomorrow is the first day of school for the clark county school district... and one local school is reaching out to the community.. in hopes of trying to get both students and parents more involved. christianne klein has the story. it looks like a neighborhood block party.. complete with food, drinks, sports and music... but this isn't just any party.. ((
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give more : )) ((christianne klein)) >> it's a chance for reynaldo martinez elementary staff and teachers to meet this year's students and parents before the start of the new school year.. (( nichole urias / martinez elementary "nationally we know that we're losing a whole generation of children of color and we just said that's not going to happen on martinez' watch.. we're going to go out into the community and break that cycle" : )) (( verdena marquez /parent the kids needs to know that their parents are there.. they need to know that.. they really do : )) ((christianne klein)) >> staff spent the morni supplies.. and.. most importantly- talking with the kids.. (( joquin/ 6th grade it's really cool.. christianne: why? joquin: they're bringing the school together)) (( andrew chambers/4th grader i just met my new teacher.. and he seems like a really good teacher.. i'm not gonna lie he seems like a really good teacher )) ((christianne klein)) >> ten year old andrew chambers is headed into the fourth grade.. with a very clear set of goals.. ((andrew chambers/ 4th grade i promised him i'm gonna do my work.. no talking like i usually do
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christianne: and you told this to your teacher? yeah christianne: what'd he say? andrew: he said you better do that (laughing) : )) ((sharie johnson)) >> this was the first year martinez elementary held an event like this.. but it won't be their last. kids were already putting in requests... and they're talking about an ice cream party for next year. /// ((sharie johnson)) ((katie boer))
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sky. a few clouds but generally a quiet picture on the radar. ................... right now...we're looking at temps. in the low to mid 90s. some upper 80s near mountains edge and the foothills around mt. charleston. ................... looking at your evening planner look for temps in the mid s upper 80s arund 11 and low 80s around 8am tomorrow morning as kids head back to school. .................. your extended forecast shows temps. returning back to the triple digits for the next three or four days before another slight dip back to the upper 90s. ((sharie johnson))
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wish may come true for some amazon employees. the washington post reports the online store will experiment with a 30 hour work week. it's a pilot program which will have a small team working a shorter week. instead of the nine to five, a few dozen people will work monday thru thursday. and only from 10 a-m to 2 p-m. additional flex hours will
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many other companies offer a four-day work week, but still require 40 hours of work./// ((sharie johnson)) coming up in sports.. raiders fans in oakland make a plea to keep their team we'll hear what the die-hards have to say about their owner coming up tonight on 8 news now at 11 ... you will soon have to make an appointment before stopping by the animal shelter. why the change and when it will go into effect.///
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between las vegas and mark davis continues to blossom..it is easy to forget about the raider owner's first love.. oakland.. the bay area held its first home preseason game of 2016 on saturday..the fan bases' mood was full devotion and desperation raider nation is a passionate bunch..but they also follow the news and understand they may not have a team for much longer..oakland continues to hold out hope of keeping their team and town intact.. raiders hall-of-famer ronnie
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build a new stadium and keep the raiders in place.. but the silver and black faithful see the silver state luring the raiders away..the new las vegas stadium renderings of a world class palace right off the strip is the latest blow..anxiety and anger took over the tailgate scene leaving the diehards in distress (dr. death/fan: "i have a lot of mixed emotions to where i'm just coming here to root for the colors and the players on the field. the bay area did not fail mark davis. mark davis has failed the bay area and its loyal fan base." libby schaaf/mayor: "excited about working with ronnie lott. his star power will help a lot inal business community which is critical for our success.") this nascar season has been a mixed bag of breaking records and broken vehicles for kyle busch.. the reigning champion from las vegas has won 4 races this season but he's also ripped his car up the past two weeks nascar cranking up the horsepower at michigan international speedway..but as the competition field drove the oval.. kyle busch was left spinning in
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grass in michigan..busch would blow all 4 tires and fall out of contention..even tually finishing 19th..and a whole lap behind kyle larson who wins his first career race.. the 24 year old is considered one of the brightest stars on the circuit on saturday bryce harper reminded us he was aggressive by nature..but took it out on his helmet..today it was the baseball..23rd homerun..nation als lose..but bryce gets his the near religious experience of college football kicks off for fans across the we can't wait that long and will be opening up thursday night against jackson state if it's felt like time has gone in slow motion the past couple weeks..you're not alone.. unlv is finally in game week and they are more than ready to launch their comeback season campaign in 4 nights.. as expected..coach tony sanchez is overflowing with enthusiasm about his team..the talent and the opportunity to face someone else at last (tony sanchez: "but really you are excited about it becomes the game is coming quicker. everybody else has to wait until saturday. we get to kickoff on thursday with a
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little earlier. it's exciting to get out there faster than most teams. i think we are in a great place right now. we love the way camp has gone. we've created some competitive depth that we've talked about all year. we've actually seen it. i like the way the quarterbacks have progressed and we have a good battle going on right now.") ((sharie johnson))
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we'll see you again for 8 news now at 11.///
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captioning funded by cbs and ford. we go further, so you can. >> kroft: the man in the gray coat with the german accent is an undercover investigator posing as the representative of a fictitious african minister who wants to bring millions in questionable funds into the u.s. >> if it's not in his name... >> yes. >> then he needs what is known as a straw man. >> kroft: it's part of a hidden camera sting operation to see how willing american lawyers might be to offer advice. >> so we have to scrub it at the beginning, if we can, or scrub it at the intermediary location that i mentioned. >> there is a clear pitch consistently presented in every one of these tapes of what amounts to an incredible number of red flags that scream corruption.

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