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highlands not just damaging homes.. the emotional impact it's having on those who live in the area. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... chris brown facing charges after an hours- long standoff at his home .. the assault accusations against the singer. ((brian loftus)) >> and... hawaii bracing for an impact as a hurricane and tropical storm head their way.. how locals are getting ready for back- to- back storms. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leaderst ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) neighbors in the southern highlands continue to be on edge this morning. as another round of construction blasting is set to resume today. thanks for waking up with us i'm brian loftus... ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce..... construction for a new housing development has homeowners worried that blasting will have damaging consequences to the structure and resale value of their homes...
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taking an emotional toll on some families. ((nats of her showing structural damage )) diana batista first started noticing the damage to her families home back in july... ((quicker nats of her showing different structural damage )) she began recognizing the structural problems after constrution crews began clearing the way for the highland hills development project..taking place just beyond her house. meaning... this normally quiet street where to play has been experiencing some startling recent interuptings (( 02:08:25 landen: well theres been some blasting :28 )) while the physical damage is evident... diana's even more concerned about the emotional toll. (( 01:53:53 diana: i have 3 children with autism, one of them is pretty sever as far as the extent of his anxiety. 54:01 so we've had times where we had no warning and he ran out of the house as soon as the blasting happened wondering was that a tornado? was that an earthquake? 54:10 is the house going to fall down :12
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sounds really loud :30 it like shakes the house :33 ... it's likereally weird :36 )) she says all three of her autistic children started experiencing stress from the blasts triggering outbursts. her youngest, four year old graysen started smearing feces on four year old graysen started smearing feces on the walls -- smearing feces on the walls -- something he's never done before. ((55:00 diana: that started after the blasting :01 -- :04 it was right after the first blast :06 )) puppy has provided some comfort to the kids... it didn't stop this concerned mom from reaching out to the construction company wesco. ((52:01 diana: i kind of got the impression that my concerns...he felt like..that i was just being a difficult um...person :09 )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> we were able to get a hold of commissioner susan brager. and she says she plans to visit with some neighboors and check out the extent of the damage and what can be done this friday./// let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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i-15 and cactus in the south valley. there are still no major problems out on your freeways. let's talk about traffic signals for a moment. out on blue diamond, the state is working to construct two new ones at el in mountain's edge, the county will build new ones at buffalo/gomer and buffalo/ mountain's edge this fall.
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making it to 108 and above. ....... staying dry today and sunny with a moisture moves up from the south. .............. highs in the 100s again.
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((kirsten joyce)) college students are
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and business is booming at the college of southern nevada. this year they have over 33-thousand students - which is more than unlv. and this week they're welcoming everyone back. in fact they threw a little party at the henderson campus yesterday. health science and business remain two of the most popular majors at csn. but the three valley campuses offer more than 150 different degrees and technical programs./// ((brian loftus)) we want you to be part of our 8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a pic of you and your first week of school. 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! the winners will be announced friday during the 6am newscast./// ((kirsten joyce)) this morning singer chris brown is facing new charges ((brian loftus)) >> we'll show you what he's being accused of.... and the instagram rant that he posted before police entered his l-a mansion./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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((brian loftus)) the most prominent public face of isis has been killed. that's according to the terror group. yesterda the pentagon confirmed a coalition airstrike targeted abu muhammad al-adnani. but western officials have been unable to independently confirm his death. adnani was chief spokesman --
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now -- the terror group says adnani was killed in aleppo. (paul cruickshank/terrorism analyst): "it would be one of the biggest moments in the war against isis. abu mohammed al-adnani is an absolutely key figure in this terrorist group. he's much more than just a spokesman - he's one of their most senior figures." ((brian loftus)) >> adnani has been on the u.s. radar for more than a decade. the pentagon says he encouraged lone wolf attacks and recruited new isis members. the day adnani's death was announced -- the top u-s general fighting isis sait group may be loosing it's influence./// ((brian loftus)) >> this morning, grammy award singer chris brown is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon. ((kirsten joyce)) >> beauty pageant contestant baylee curran says she and a friend were partying with brown at his home monday night. when around 3 a-m she was admiring a diamond necklace and brown allegedly put a gun to her face... she called police... who swarmed browns home.. brown then took to social media: "have you seen my house? barricade myself in a
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you get the warrant, you will walk up in here and you ain't going to see nothing! you idiots!" >> police did get that warrant - and investigators spent hours searching the house - some wearing surgical masks. they are not saying what they found inside. brown was released on bail this morning for 250 thousand dollars/// ((brian loftus)) the cast for dancing stars is out. ((kirsten joyce)) group of all-star dancers? we'll tell you next on good day./// ((demetria obilor))
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with the stars this fall. the cast of season 23 of the competition was revealed tuesday. the cast includes ... amber rose....olympic swimmer ryan lochte... u-s olympic gymnast laurie hernandez....... vanilla ice... and "brady bunch" star maureen
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back some veteran dancers. derek hough confirmed monday that he would be returning in pursuit of the mirror ball trophy... along with cheryl burke./// sherry how's the weather today?
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reminder to change sprinkler clocks tomorrow to the fall schedule. 3 days a week for the next couple of months. ..... tropical systems affecting the gulf states... and hurricanes in the pacific. ....... hot temps in the 100s for us will trend down to the 90s by the holiday weekend.
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((sherry swensk))
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a hurricane warning is out for hawaii's big island oahu... as hurricanes madeline and lester approach. hawaii's governor has already signed an emergency proclamation for the state... as with another storm, lester, right behind it. tropical storm darby drenched oahu and flooded the freeway. the city focused on trouble spots island-wide. state wide, the transportation department did erosion control and moved to heavy equipment in key areas, so it can respond in a pinch. back to you!///
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((brian loftus)) family ties rund deep. so just imagine what a hole that leaves in the lives of foster children to not have that? dave courvoisier says thas age 16 -- still wants to be adopted. (( )) adopt brittany, and you would most certainly be blessed with baked goods. a little over a year ago, we were with brittany at sprinkles...where she got to decorate their unique cupcakes. cut to last week, when we met up with this teenager again...only this time at "nothing bundt cakes".... and sure enough, there she was again, spreading frosting.
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and go. she started high school this week, and told me what she plans for the next four years: 10.58 (what will you involve yourself in in school) cheerleading basketball football probably soccer 14.55 i would say she's fun, energetic, and just full of life. that's what i would say for her. brittany told me she's had enough of foster care. 13:10 i've been in and out of the foster care system like my whole entire life. i know what it's like to get taken from a parent at a young age but she's hoping for adoption, knowing she'p 16: 20 it's very hard. people think of teenagers and a lot of trouble. they're going to backtalk them. they're going to break all the rules. sometimes there just scared of teenagers. but that's not the case with brittany she's a fun sweet kid, she's got a good heart. brittany is mindful of rules...understa nds that life is not a handout, and expects to work for it, but she knows there "must be someone for her. 10.14 so i know that there's that one family out there who wants to adopt one child and doesn't have a child or who can't have one.
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of your adopting brittany, except your phone call to get things going. call the office of the adoption exchange at 702-436-6335 right now./// ((demetria obilor)) no major issues on us 95 and valley view. remember that the us 95 south exit to south rancho is closed for project neon construction. exit at mlk or traffic along the south beltway is running smoothly. this is 215 at valle verde. don't forget that there's a crash at spring mountain and polaris that happenede earlier this mornig.
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> toes into the ride-sharing business... ((kirsten joyce)) >> the new ride- sharing service that's offering cheaper rates than uber. that story and more coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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unlv's anticipated homeopener against jackson state... this year's schedule appears to be a little more manageable... jackson state, central michigan and idaho are three of their first four opponents. they do meet ucla next week.. as brutal as last. howevere, head coach tony sanchez isn't taking this year's schedule too lightly. tony sanchez/unlv head coach: "is it more manageable maybe so, but if we go in with that attitude we're going to get knocked on our tail., i really think the thing i like about these guys and their approach it's not about the opponent but about this blue collar attitude ((brian loftus)) >> the last time the two schools met was in 1975, here in las vegas. unlv won that game 39-2.
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morikawa fighting for a starting nod, was once a walk-on at unlv./// ((brian loftus)) if you've never seen historically black college marching bands... you're in for a treat. the jackson state band is known as the "sonic boom of the south" they'll be playing in pearson community center tonight at 6:30./// ((kirsten joyce)) olympic gold medalist connor fields now has the key to the city of henderson. the green valley high school grad is the first american to medal in bmx racing he almost cried on the medal stand. connor fields/gold medal winner: "i was listening to the national anthem hand over the heart wanted to cry, i tried not to because i didn't want all the pictures from up there with tears running down my face that was a cool moment ((kirsten joyce)) >> field met with fans during yesterday's event., and even brought the bike he used to win the medal in rio. he also talked about how he's looking forward to defending his
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we sent him here to fix it. but congressman joe heck became part of the problem. wall street invested over a half-million dollars in congressman heck's campaigns, and heck supports their agenda -- privatizing social security, handing wall street billions in fees, but risking our retirement in the stock market, cutting benefits, putting wall street ahead of us. ck -- what's wrong with washington.
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labor day weekend is coming up.. and metro has a message. the party tips to keep you safe while out having fun. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- remembering a nevada icon. the condolences lawmakers are sending out... after bonnie fairchild bryan's passing. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the valley just can't let go of the heat.. before temperatures start to dip. sherry explains just how cool we'll be for labor day weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) briof nears, the rape crisis center has a warning for party-goers. thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce >> and i'm kirsten joyce. a new campaign kicks off this morning ... called party smart... targeting both locals and tourists. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga is here with the details... ((shakala alvaranga)) >> brian and kirsten, metro police, along with other local


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