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thousands making their way to las vegas for labor day weekend .. the strip headliner urging people to "party smart." ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... congressman cresent hardy says he feels better than ever .. how he's doing after having a heart attack. ((brian loftus)) >> and... triple digit temps won't stick around for long.. when we'll drop down to the 90's in sherry's weather now forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and i'm kirsten joyce. as labor day weekend nears, the rape crisis center has a warning for party-goers. ((brian loftus)) 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))
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local organizations.. are kicking off the campaign at 10:30 this morning ... as thousands of tourists make their way to the valley for labor day. it brings awareness to the dangers of excessive drug and alcohol use. several celebrities have helped spread the message ... most recently, strip headliner britney spears ... (("when i'm with friends, we make this promise to eachother: arrive together, stick together and leave together. but remember have fun...but play it safe...and party smart." )) ((shakala alvaranga)) >> police say those three sticking together and leaving together, go a long way in thwarting common tactics used by sexual predators. the initiative was created to encourage people to keep an eye out for each other. police say the the most vulnerable population are people between the ages of 18 and 34. lt. dan mcgrath / metro sexual assault division (("we do have, especially in the summer time, that's a busy time of the year for sexual assaults, we see a rise in some of the sexual assaults because of the excessive partying.")) ((shakala alvaranga)) >> the rape crisis center has
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the month of june was one of the most active months on record.... the organization helped 32 percent more sexual assault victims that month compared to last year. ((shakala alvaranga)) the party smart initiative will also help train club staff on how to spot, intervene and prevent predatory behavior. in the studio shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) >> shakala, how do police plan to help out on the strip this weekend? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> kirsten, we're expected to hear a more dee diligently with different properties and their private security staff on the strip ... in hopes that every one will have a safe labor day weekend. back to you. /// ((kirsten joyce)) the 26th first lady of nevada has passed away.. ((brian loftus)) >> bonnie fairchild bryan died yesterday at the age of 77 ... after a battle with leukemia. she served as first lady to nevada governor richard bryan in the 80's. the bryans were married for 54 years.. we spoke with former governor bob miller and former first lady sandy miller about the legacy
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(( fmr. governor bob miller: "bonnie was such a hard worker, so much into people, always caring, always listening, always helping. and she was a great role model for us to follow." fmr. nevada first lady sandy miller: "she was the person no matter where you were who was kind and accepting and remembered your name. she was a remarkable woman." )) ((brian loftus)) >> funeral services have not yet been announced. she is survived by the former governor and their three children./// ((kirsten joyce)) and nevada congressman cresent hardy says he feels after having a heart attack this week. the 59- year old says he will be on blood thinners for a year .... after having stints put in ... but doesn't expect it to affect his political work .. in fact, he's already back to the job. hardy is up for re-election in november in a tightly contested race against the democratic nominee, state senator ruben kihuen./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) trying to cool off this morning... with clear skies and dry air.
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we made it to 106. valley neighborhoods ....... staying dry today with some clouds moving in tomorrow as moisture moves up from the south. moving in tomorrow as ............ hot temps in the 100s for us today and lasting through friday.... will finally trend down to the 90s by the holiday weekend. demetria, how are the roads? we're taking a live look at the spaghetti bowl on southbound
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at us 95. spaghetti bowl on southbound
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at us 95. blocked by the southbound 95 merge. down by the tropicana interchange, someone's having car trouble. motorist assist is on the scene. the right shoulder is blocked too.
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solid is now in the hands of a jury. the state says jacob dismont and michael solid planned to rob 15 year old marco arenas of his i-pad 3 years ago. when the duo explorer....solid was behind the wheel as he ran over the teenager, ultimately killing him. there was an outburst from solid and his family .. as prosecutors gave their closing statement. dismont pleaded guilty earlier this month and is scheduled to be sentenced in october./// ((brian loftus)) still to come on 8 news now good day... chilling cries for help ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> the 9-1-1 tapes just released ... from the pulse nightclub shooting. ((brian loftus)) plus.. the president traveling to nevada today .. his visit to lake tahoe ..
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((kirsten joyce)) and... cone zones and school zones.... work on south rainbow will be slowing you down through next year...demetria tells you how to get around it it, in "what's driving you crazy?"/// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria obilor. the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans?
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just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother
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the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother
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((brian loftus)) welcome back .. we want you to send us your back to school pics.. and you can be part of our 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce)) >> upload a photo on the contest tab of our 8 news now up to 8 lucky viewers will be chosen each week to win an 8 news now mug! the winners will be announced every friday./// ((demetria obilor)) you may be waking up to see photos of the late princess diana on your facebook ... the british royal passed away 19 years ago today. she was killed in a car crash in paris .. along with a film producer ... while being chased by the paparazzi. investigators also found princess diana's chauffeur had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.
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((demetria obilor)) and hashtag get well soon selena is trending after the singer announced she's taking time off for health reasons. selena gomez says she's suffering from anxiety, panic attack and depression .. which can be side effects of lupus. last year, gomez revealed she suffers from the incurable autoimmune disease. gomez is now taking a break from her current tour.. no word when she'll return to the stage./// sherry, how's the weather?
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just temps in the 70s and low 80s now. .............. the desert will stay extra hot today... so kids you have to really hit that water fountain today... it is going to be hot! ....... not enough moisture or instability to bring showers or thunderstorms to the desert today... but that should change tomorrow and friday. ............ breezy winds will increase for the valley by friday. more rain and
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winds for florida this week and by the weekend. ........... hot across the desert today with plenty of 100s for the rest of the week for us. then some cooler 90s to follow breezy winds on friday. thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads.
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about 10 people were arrested in milwaukee overnight .. at a memorial for a man shot and killed by police earlier this month. the vigil was for sylville smith .. police say he aimed a gun at an officer, before he was shot. his death sparked several days of violent protests in the city.. the state department of justice is now investigating.// ((kirsten joyce)) chilling 9-1-1 calls from the pulse nightclub shooting have been released... many of them from loved ones ... as people inside called, texted,
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(( my son is in the pulse in orlando. he's still in the bathroom, he's bleeding, he got shot. and nobody's going in for him. caller: my girlfriend is hiding in the club pulse where people are shot and dead. there's like 18 people hiding in the bathroom. are you guys sending anybody there? caller: all she texted me was there's like 18 people, 2 are dead, they're in the bathroom. she doesn't know if it's female or male bathroom. they're all scared to death. they all think they're going to die. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 49 club-goers were killed in june .. during the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. the gunman was later shot and killed by police after a 3- hour standoff. the city of orlando has yet to release more 9-1-1 calls... many of those are from the gunman, who called from inside the club to pledge his allegiance to isis./// ((brian loftus)) in a surprise move .. donald trump is meeting privately today with mexico's
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provided about the sit-down between the two .. but it comes just hours ahead of the republican nominee's immigration speech in arizona. trump continued to court the minority vote in washington state yesterday...but gave little insight into his big address./// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters. you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) president obama will be in nevada today .. he's speaking about climate environment at the annual lake tahoe summit. the conference is dedicated to preserving the iconic lake and it's clarity.. which is getting worse. researchers say because the lake temperature is rising at an unprecedented rate, along with the surface rate ... it has caused the water to lose nearly 5- feet of clarity this year./// ((brian loftus))
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from volunteer .. to family ... ((kirsten joyce)) >> the big sis- little sis duo ... who really seem to be like siblings after years of quality time together .. in today's acts of kindness. ((brian loftus)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page.
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but many families need a helping hand in that department, and find it through the big brothers.. big sisters of southern nevada mentorship program. our acts of kindness recipient this week, is one of those oustanding mentors. am i going to see it on snapchat.?. " ((kirsten joyce)) jennifer shydler and jala nickerson have a special relationship. jennifer i really see a beautiful spirit and a spark in her. jala: i couldn't really open up to anybody before jennifer came into my life. ((kirsten joyce))
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jennifer signed up to become a big sister through big brothers, big sisters of southern nevada.. .... jala was only four at the time... jennifer: at first it took time, for jala to trust me, that i was going to continue showing up.. me showing up consistently.. really helped develop that trust :53 ((kirsten joyce)) she needed that one on one quality connection time with someone.. other than her older brothers. jala : i was excited, finally get to have a sister, understand me... are just one of those girls problems.. i thought it would just be fun, to have somebody in my life is positive, and i feel like they talking about ((kirsten joyce)) the relationship has blossomed over the ten years together.. jennfer:definitely since becoming a teenager, she's really opened up to me, and asked for advice, probelms with friendship.. new relationship... forming with boys.. that i always caution her about laughter...
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importance of giving back, they both volunteer together at the nevada partnership for homeless youth... , and jennifer co-launched a program for her female colleagues at bank of america... pairing them up with young women who need help increasing their professional exposure. kirsten joyce >> jennifer also helps kids aging out of the foster system.. with with continued mentorships... moving them into apartment homes, and assisting with career paths through the non profit, "olive crest.". if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com... and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab under sections. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor
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construction happening at the rainbow and russell intersection is part of the county's flamingo diversion rainbow branch project- and it's halfway done... will continue working at the intersection through mid-september and then move southward. crews will be working on a storm drain pipeline in russell road through the end of september between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the county recommends using alternate routes whenever possible. crews are required to maintain all school walk routes when school zones are activated from 30 minutes before school starts to 30 minutes after. durango high, sawyer middle and
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what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) zappos is putting on a special event tonight .. singer- songwriter jewel .. as well as doctor brene brown will be hosting the 'zappos for good- speaker series.' it takes place 5:30 tonight at the smith center.. tickets start at go to charity./// ((kirsten joyce)) it was a golden ride in rio ... ((brian loftus)) >> we talk to olympian conor fields ... about what it was like to stand up on the podium and receive his medal.. coming up on 8 news now good day.//// ((kirsten joyce)) now on good day... making sure you have a safe--
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the campaign kicking off today .. to help people party smart. ((brian loftus)) >> plus... sherry says we'll finally get a break in this extreme heat just in time for the holiday weekend.. she's got your weekend forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... we get your questions answered from the sheriff ... in morning cup of joe .. ((brian loftus)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) thanks for joining us on 8 ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. arrive together, stick together, and leave together: three tips that police want you to keep in mind this labor day weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) a new campaign will kick off this morning ... called party smart. our 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga joins us with a look at what you can do to stay safe... ((shakala alvaranga)) >> brian kirsten,
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rape crisis center has a warning for party-goers. metro police, along with other local organizations.. are kicking off the campaign at 10:30 this morning. thousands of tourists will make their way to the valley for labor day. the party smart campaign brings awareness to the dangers of excessive drug and alcohol use. several celebrities have helped spread the message, strip headliner steve aoki.... steve aoki, dj (("just be responsible, you can till tuyrn up, you can still have fun, dance, you can still sweat, scream and shout adn have a good time, cus thats what here to do.")) ((shakala alvaranga)) >> the party smart initiative will also help train club staff on how to spot, intervene and prevent predatory behavior. police say they plan to work diligently with different properties and their private security staff on the strip ... in hopes that every one will have a safe labor day weekend. ((shakala alvaranga)) meanwhile, the rape crisis center is seeing an increase in the number of victims helped at
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the most active months on record.... in the studio shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((brian loftus)) >> shakala, who is the target of this campaign? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> brian, police say the the most vulnerable population are people between the ages of 18 and 34. sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) trying to cool off this morning... off this morning...
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with clear ski a it was a hot tuesday... we made it to 106. valley neighborhoods making it to 108 and above. ....... staying dry today with some clouds moving in tomorrow as moisture moves up from the south. ............ hot temps in the 100s for us today and lasting through friday.... will finally trend down to the 90s by the holiday weekend. demetria, how are the roads?
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north las vegas at gowan and simmons. delays through the rainbow curve and spaghetti bowl.
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city.. after his gold medal ride in rio. ((brian loftus)) >> not only did he bring home a medal... but he also made history. the green valley high school grad is the first american to medal in bmx racing. fields says it was such an incredible and emotional moment for him: 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
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you're an olympic champion or to say gold medalist every time they say it it's crazy to me... so to be the first american olympic champion it's really cool and i think we brought the medal back to where it belongs." ((brian loftus)) >> fields says he's now looking forward to defending his gold games./// ((brian loftus)) we've been mentioning that 3 of the 4 southern nevada olympians won gold. we're still waiting to celebrate with former bishop gorman grad inbee park who won gold in women's golf. clark county is trying to contact her people to see when she'll be available./// ((kirsten joyce)) chris brown arrested .. after an hours long standoff at his home... ((brian loftus)) >> what the singer is accused of doing ..
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and start your week on 8 news now good day.. with "monday mornings with the mayors." you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in on monday during the 6am newscast.. to see if your question was answered. we'll be right back./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
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we're already into our second week of our "fan's choice game of the week." this is for 'you' the fans... so go to our 8 news now facebook page to vote.. ((kirsten joyce)) here's a look at the three games you can choose from: cocoa high school of florida at bishop gorman chaparral at basic rancho at desert pines today's the last day to vote. on friday jon tritsch will be live at the game of the week at 6 p.m.
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up at 11./// ((kirsten joyce)) singer chris brown faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon. ((brian loftus)) >> the charges come after a several hours long standoff with police outside his home in los angeles yesterday: (("have you seen my house? barricade myself in a palace? i'm not coming out, for what? "when you get the warrant, you will walk up in here and what? "when you get the warrant, you will walk up in here and you ain't going to see nothing! you idiots!" )) ((brian loftus)) >> the saga started in the after beauty pageant contestant baylee curran says she was threatened by the r and b star: curran told tmz she and a friend were partying with brown at his home when at around 3 am she was admiring a diamond necklace and brown allegedly put a gun to her face... curran says she was asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement as she left but she refused: (( i said i am not signing anything, and i took my phone and made a run for it. he pulled out the gun and said, get the f out of
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jail on 250- thousand dollars bond .. he's due in court september 20th./// sherry how's the weather today? what a pretty sky as the sun is up what a pretty sky as the sun is up and we just a few harmless mid level clouds floating through
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watering schedule... just reminding you that we start the fall schedule tomorrow as we roll into september - so we lose some watering days - going to just 3 assigned days a week. atering days - going to ............. but we don't lose the time of day restrictions because september can stay so hot, it's still wasteful to water during the hotter afternoon hours. ........... no rain in the desert today, but that could change tomorrow - at least arizona and for our local southern nevada mountains. the pacific northwest has an area of low pressure which will draw up moisture into the desert tomorrow and then winds for us for friday. ..... that will help cool us down a little for the holiday weekend. demetria, how are the
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new signals on blue diamond at el capitan and fort apache. this fall, the county will add some signals to the mountain's edge area on buffalo at gomer and another at mountain's edge parkway. back to you!///
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and a direct commercial and a direct commercial flight from the u-s to cuba will take off today.... it's the first in more than a half- century. here's a live look out of fort lauderdale, florida .. where thej it only takes a little over an hour to get to the island. this is another symbol of growing relations between the former cold war adversaries .. who restored diplomatic ties in 2015./// ((kirsten joyce)) asking your questions for the sheriff.. ((brian loftus)) >> coming up next on 8 news now good day... we get the answers you want .. in today's morning cup of joe. plus... ((ahead on cbs this morning-- donald trump heads to mexico today to meet with that country's president- hours before a major immigration speech. we'll talk with trump's running
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your dog actually understands you. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven. )) /// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((brian loftus)) every wednes in 1803, a man bought the territory of louisiana for 42 cents an acre. that was the greatest deal ever. until i made this one. now you can get my jumbo breakfast platter for just $2.99. take that history. scrambled eggs, eight mini pancakes, a hash brown, and your choice of bacon or sausage.
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down with sheriff joe lombardo.. for our morning cup of joe
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lombardo your questions in this previously recorded segment. ((kirsten joyce)) >> sheriff our first question is from gary ferguson... who says quote: "i believe there is a law that prohibits drivers from using private property (corner properties) to avoid traffic signals. i see this occurring all the time and have never seen any enforcement." ((sheriff joe lombardo)) >> he is correct there is a law associated with that, but you know any misdemeanor for us to enforce it has occur in in other words we have to see it take place. outside of that you have to do a citizens arrest, and obviously we're not going to respond to a citizens arrest associated with an individual cutting through private property. nor do we ask you to do that we don't want you to do that, and put yourself in any dangerous situation. but it's a matter of whether you can catch all the fish in the sea. so if a officer does observe
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is merely trying avoid the traffic signal, or maybe they were going to the store and they were going to change their mind. so it could be a whole plethora of reasons. ((brian loftus)) >> next we hear that metro moved national night out to october, when it's a little cooler with tomorrow being the first day of september. what are some events that are being planned, and why should we be involved? ((sheriff joe lombardo)) >> the most important thing that we ask is that you do get involved. as far as the "see something, say something" campaign here in our area. also fighting crime in general. being a part of the solution versus part of being the problem. we also ask yoo a stronger community that stands together helps us in fighting crime. and it makes the community better. but as a matter of practice you can call or get online at and we can list all of the community events that you can get engaged in. or you can call the public information office.... the general number 311 and they will transfer you over to the public information office. it's easy to find out for those kind of things, but i absolutely condone people and support people for doing that.
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is getting a new substation. ((sheriff joe lombardo)) >> oh yea up on the west end of town of sahara and cimmaron. 8445 eldora that's where our traffic station was housed they moved off cameron and russell and they'll be a full fledged patrol substation at the end of the month august 27th is the date. you can go and make reports and we'll have patrol officers operating in and out of that station. southwest town is growing and we have to accommodate that area by giving officers from the north and south end a little more help. ((brian loftus)) >> so that substation opening four days ago on the 27th we appreciate these questions they just keep on flowing in sheriff. ((sheriff joe
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answers and we know it's hard for them to get them ((brian loftus)) >> well you're here and we appreciate it. you can help out by sending in you're questions at las you can click on the link at the right side of the page to do so. ((sherry swensk)) plenty of sunshine for our last day of what's been a hot month for us... with just about 6 days with .......... tropical rains hitting florida and the gulf coast states this week as tropical depression nine is heading for the southest u.s. heavy rain and gusty winds by the weekend. ............ and hurricanes heading for hawaii has everyone on alert there. a state of emergency for the islands - especially the big island - which may carry the brunt of both of these hurricanes. ............ heat hangs on for us today at
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tomorrow and breezy winds friday. ........... followed by nicer 90s into labor day weekend. demetria, how are the roads? traffic is slow on southbound 95
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delays. don't forget the exit to south rancho is closed. use alternates like valley view and mlk. 215 and warm springs is a bit crowded on the westbound side due to a lane closure. leave early, if you're heading to mccarran. there's a crash on buffalo, south of charleston and one up in north las vegas at gown and simmons.
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((brian loftus)) >> their adorable and coordinated outfits ... that have now gone viral. ((kirsten joyce)) we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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august.. right now, the dow is down 15 points. it lost 48 points yesterday and the nasdaq dropped 9./// ((brian loftus)) businesses in the valley are finding unique ways to use drones... after the f-a-a made commercial drone use legal in the u-s. one industry already taking advantage here in the valley is real estate. they can shoot their own video of properties they're selling.. and post it as soon as the property is listed. other businesses are using drones for videography and
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drone rules from the f-a-a... head over to our website... las vegas now dot com. just look for "commercial drone rules" under the links we've mentioned. /// ((kirsten joyce)) talk about married match-rimony.. a teen tweeted out these adorable pics of his grandparents in matching outfits. they've been married 52 years .. they started coordinating clothes years ago when they would go square dancing .. then it just became a daily thing. the teen says they send him a good morning text every day in their outfits./// "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, august 31st, 2016. westbound to "cbs this morning." zblrvelgs donald trump makes a surprise visit to mexico today. president hours before his speech on immigration. mike pence will join us. a potential hurricane takes aim at florida while in the pacific a pair of hurricanes could strike hawaii with a one-two-punch. >> we're on board the first commercial flight to cuba from the united states in more than 50 years. will the island nation keep travelers safe? we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds.


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