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focused on battling prescription drug abuse. the 2-day summit will try to come up with new laws to curb the rise in opioid addiction. agriculture secretary tom vilsack will also be here to talk about what rural communities are doing. in nevada in 2014....382 people died from drug overdoses. today, the federal government announced 53 million dollars going to a variety of states to tackle the opioid problem.. but none was allocated for nevada./// ((brian loftus)) august is going out as a hot one. sherry is the wather center to us about when we could be seeing some mountain storms though... sherry.. ((sherry swensk)) we're heating up already at noon - as we knew we would. sunny skies and dry air. .............. temps already around 100 with cloudfree skies.
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we'll be just about there again today. ....... it will stay dry today... with high pressure in charge and low pressure well north up into the pacific northwest. as that low moves into the rockies tomorrow... it will increase a southerly flow of moisture into the desert tomorrow. ............ and that could bring tomorrow. then breezy winds by friday. .............. hot temps keep climing this afternoon up to 105 by 4:00...but i can see a nice long break from the 100s coming for the holiday weekend. we'll take a look in your weather now forecast./// brian loftus the search is on for 25 people ...to become north las vegas' next group of police officers. the next step in the process is the physical fitness test. more than 2-hundred people showed up...giving it their all.
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school near owens and bruce with a look at what they had to do to move on... shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) brian, the last group is on their final portion of the test ... it's a group of about 20 people. this is what the test looks like... pushups, sit ups, an agility run, and from there .... vertical jumps. the candidates will also have to complete tw and half run. the department invited around 200 candidates to take part in the physical fitness test. of those, sixteen were females. we talked to one candidate today, who says the recent media attention surrounding police brutality and racial tensions, inspired him to take action. ((there has just been a lot of stuff, a lot of bad blood, going on in the country right now and i figured if you want to try to fix the problem its better to be apart of the solution than just sitting at home and complaining.)) ((i'm always trying to stick my head out for the little guy, trying to stand up for the
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trying to make sure that everyone gets treated fairly nomatter who they are, where they come from.)) >> the north las vegas department has around 270 police officers... which is lower than the fbi standard. the department went through a 5 year hiring freeze, that ended last year. since then, they've tried to build their numbers back up. ((shakala alvaranga)) these new officers will begin their first day of duty in january. reporting live shakala ((brian loftus)) nevada is mourning today.. after former first lady bonnie bryan passed away. her husband.. richard bryan.. was a governor in the 80's. the pari were married for 54 years. she died from leukemia: (( 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
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>> funeral services have not yet been announced. but people from across the state have been pouring in their well wishes./// ((brian loftus)) donald trump is heading to mexico this morning.. and giving an immigration speech tonight. it is a high stakes last minute visit with the mexican president.. who has been critical of the republican nominee. he has said he will not renegotiate nafta, or pay to build trumps a hitler. trump scheduled to clarify his stance on immigration tonight in phoenix after softening rhetoric about deportation of america's 11 million undocumented immigrants./// ((brian loftus)) democratic nominee hillary clinton is addressing veterans.. and facing new revelations about the content of newly recovered emails. she is at the american legion in cincinnatti, ohio. the state department now says some of the emails the f-b-i recovered from her private email server contains 30 documents that may be related to
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the f-b-i expected to publicly release notes from its investigation of clinton's private email server./// ((brian loftus)) after a 10 hour standoff with police on tuesday... r & b singer chris brown is now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon. the singer is out of jail on 250 thousand dollars bail.... the saga started tuesday morning... after beauty pageant contestant baylee curran says she was threatened by the star: she told t-m-z she was partying with brown at his home when brown allegedly pt police got a search warrant, went inside, but it's unclear what was found./// ((brian loftus)) the first flight to cuba. ((( frank barreras/jetblue first officer) i never thought this day would come, um, in my lifetime )) ((brian loftus)) >> the doors that this flight hopes to open.. and how it is coming full circle for one of the officers on the plane... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader. ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and
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took off... and has already touched down in the communist nation. kris van cleave has the latest on the historic flight. for first officer frank barreras, being at the controls of todays history making flight to santa clara, cuba is to come full circle. his father -- frank, sr -- was just a teenager when he fled cuba on one of the last commercial flights to the u-s 55 years ago. ( frank barreras/jetblue first officer) i never thought this day would m it's an amazing...amazing times jetblue is the first u-s airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing americans greater access to cuba. soon as many as 110 daily flights from 10 airlines will depart the u-s for the island nation. ( robin hayes/jetblue ceo) "this is gonna make travel not only easier, but much more affordable, and that's gonna encourage many more people to travel (18:50:25) (8 sec)
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"bottomline is, this has been a very rushed process republican mike mccaul is the chair of the house homeland security committee. ( rep. mike mccaul/r-texas) "we don't even know their vetting process is for these employees. it just takes one person--either corrupted or radicalized--to put a bomb on an airplane." (20:16:20) (10 sec) u.s. air marshals will be on some flights and the t-s-a says it is "confident in the security protocols" at the eight island airports assessed so far. lauderdale) the u-s still prohibits tourism to cuba, but under the loosened travel rules there is a lot of leeway. but the experience will be a little different for passengers -- there will be extra steps because of the visa process, so no app check in and passengers need to arrive three to four hours early. kris van cleave, cbs news, fort lauderdale ((brian loftus)) >> five additional airlines will begin service to cuba this fall.///
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trial of a man who killed a teen during an ipad robbery. ' michael solid was found guilty on all charges. ... conspiracy to commit robery, robbery and open murder. he could be sentenced to life in prison. he ran over over 15 year old marcos arenas... while stealing an ipad. we will have an update on later shows. /// ((brian loftus)) a tropical storm forms in the florida gulf coast. when the storm is expected to make landfall.. and how the n-f-l is dealing tampa bay pre-season game. but first here's a live look outside... it's shaping up to be a hot day! sherry has your full forecast coming up next on the valley's news leader.///
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within the last hour... a tropical depression in the gulf coast... has strengthened
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tropical storm 'hermine' is making its way to the florida gulf coast. people are being asked to prepare for the storm by either leaving town or securing their windows. the n-f-l officials moved the preseason game at tampa bay to today instead of tomorrow... to try to get ahead of the storm. it's expected to make landfall north of tampa or even the florida panhandle tomorrow evening./// ((brian loftus)) ((sherry swensk)) into valley skies... with moisture being drawn up into the desert and southern nevada.
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by tomorrow and more clouds for the valley. could even see some storms around the fringes of the valley. ..... temps right now in the 90s and low 100s. another hot day and then a break coming for the holiday weekend. .............. country today with hermine heading to florida...
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the hawaiian islands. .......... so much heat for the desert will get down to the 90s this
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((weather toss)) ((brian loftus)) up next... henderson is celebrating e hear from bmx olympian connor fields... about what was going through his mind after making history in rio this summer. the valley's news leader is back in 2 minutes./// ((you're watching 8
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac
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((brian loftus)) nevada has led the country in underwater homes since the start of the foreclosure crisis. and federal programs that allowed them to refinance helped keep them in thier homes. and now one of those programs has a slight extension. in today's now you know segment... judah zakalik esquire with peters and associates is here to
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four... new details coming out tonight surrounding last week's officer involved shooting. what n-h-p is saying about the trooper./// >> plus... we give you a little refresher on the start to the seasonal watering schedule here in the valley./// ((brian loftus)) henderson local connor fields was given the key to the city.. during the summer olympics. >> not only did he bring home a gold medal... but 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. i held it together. that was a really cool moment." ((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus))
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gold in 2020 during the tokyo games./// ((brian loftus)) by the way... 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... while competing for south korea. clark county is trying to contact her team to see when she'll be available./// that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley's news remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter. have a great afternoon.///
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? >> eric: look, you're angry with quinn, and you have reason to be. i-i understand that. i'm not discounting your feelings. >> steffy: i think you are. >> eric: no. i'm wondering if there's more to it. i told her what would happen if she didn't leave you alone. >> eric: i don't think you left your husband to get back at his mother. >> steffy: i left because i couldn't take it anymore. quinn won't stop, so i can't have any connection to her. >> eric: steffy, quinn lives with me. she works at forrester. now, living apart from wyatt is not gonna get her out of your life. so, i have to ask again.

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