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in an overnight fire .. the investigation into what caused the vacant building to go up in flames. ((sherry swensk)) >> plus... the promise of much cooler changes on the way for labor day weekend? we take a look at the falling temperatures in your weather now forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... the dog daysf the mama bear and her cubs ... who decided to cool off with a swim in a california neighborhood. ((patrick walker)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((patrick walker)) >> and i'm patrick walker, filling in for brian as labor day weekend gets underway. ((kirsten joyce)) >> las vegas has been ranked
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several different travel sites. local tourism leaders say they're expecting 307- thousand people to spend the holiday here in town ... that's nearly 1- percent more than last year. they're expected to pump 206- and a half million dollars .. which is also more than last year. ((patrick walker)) >> all those people are flooding into the valley for the holiday ... on the heels of las vegas's record breaking month of visitors. tourism leaders say more than 3 point 8 million people traveled here during july./// ((kirsten joyc town this weekend might not be here just to celebrate labor day ... it's also a big weekend for sports fans. ((patrick walker)) >> it's the first weekend for college football.... as well as the big nfl draft weekend for fantasy football. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the sportsbook inside south point.. where they're getting ready for big betting.
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sherry, how's the weather? demetria, how are the
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turn this weekend.... after another hot day yesterday at 104. sun is not up quite yet. ................ temps right now are in the 80s and a few 70s showing up. .......... the east valley... with heavy rain and high winds. ............ temps still above normal in the low 100s will fall to 90s and even upper 80s by monday.
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near the south rancho exit and it's blocking the left lanes.
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rancho is back open for now. i'll give you some more information on that in the next 10 minutes or so. the sahara on-ramp to i-15 south is blocked. use spring mountain or charleston as alternates.
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from the scene but there is not a clear description./// ((kirsten joyce)) and just minutes before .. police arrived to find a man who had been shot several times... near paradise and twain. he was also taken to the hospital, where he later died. no word on any arrests in this case. if you have any information on either shooting, please call crimestoppers./// ((patrick walker)) today marks one week since an nhp trooper was forced to open fire on a suspect, killing him. and now, we have a look at what exactly happened that night. (( gunshots shots fired! gunshots shots fired, shots fired! runner's down! )) >> that's the voice of trooper shawn peckham. he was chasing matthew gibbon.. who took off running after getting pulled over. nhp says gibbon shot twice at trooper peckham... who returned 11 shots. two of them hit gibbon... who died at the scene.
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one of the passengers.. in exchange for a ride. no charges will be filed against the other two in the car./// ((patrick walker)) and las vegas fire rescue says a man was burned ... after an overnight fire in a vacant apartment building. they say he called 9-1-1 for help a block from the scene nearly 2 hours after the fire near sahara and las vegas boulevard was reported ... the victim had burns over 20- percent of his body. squatters were staying in the building. when the fire started, one person crawled out of a second story window ... crawled to the roof of the first floor .. jumped and took off running. the cause of the fire is now under investigation./// ((kirsten joyce)) still to come on 8 news now good day... samsung announces a major recall this morning... ((patrick walker)) >> the reason they're stopping sales of the newly released galaxy note 7. ((kirsten joyce)) and... construction starts soon on i-15 in north las vegas. demetria explains what the state is up to, in "what's driving
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valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria obilor.
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8 news now good day.. just head to our 8 news now facebook page.. and upload a pic under the contest tab ... of your kids heading off to school. we want to congratulate this weeks winners.. alicia ortega ... on her first day back at nursing school ... and this pup belongs to macie peeler murphy ... a late entry from keep sending us your pics because up to 8 lucky viewers will win an 8 news now mug every week!/// ((sherry swensk)) it was apparently "unbearably" hot for this furry family .. these three bears were roaming around a pasadena neighborhood yesterday ... the mama and her cubs must've
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because after a while, they decided to take a dip in someone's pool. after they played in the water, the trio did a little dumpster diving ... and wandered into another neighborhood.... where they found yet another pool to play in. at one point, they were chased from one of the pools by a little dog .. and a cub also broke a accidentally falling in it./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) a much cooler holiday weekend heading our way.
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e but overnight temps will drop pretty quickly to cool the water down. ................ temps right now are in the 80s and a few 70s showing up. .......... radar shows the thunderstorms in the east valley... with heavy rain and high winds. ............
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after reaching hurricane strength. ............. heavy rain will swamp the southeast united states and keep hugging the coast today into the weekend. ............ temps still above normal in the low 100s will fall to 90s and even upper 80s by monday. yesterday's storms on the east side of the valley --tree fell onto home near 215 and valle verde./// thanks, sherry. now to demetria for a look at the roads.
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being. it will close again nine pm tuesday to resume construction. starting monday, the mlk on-ramp to northbound 95 will close down. use alternates like rancho instead. this construction happening on project neon.
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million note 7's that have been sold./// ((kirsten joyce)) we're looking back at the good, the bad, and the ugly ... ((patrick walker)) >> the first- ever try it before you buy it awards with consumer advocate michelle mortensen coming up on 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!/// ((patrick walker))
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mortensen has been trying out prouducts before you buy the. ((kirsten joyce)) >> it has quickly become one of our most popular segments... and as you're about to see... michelle certainly has tried out a lot of stuff... some duds, some deals. ((michelle mortensen)) it started with a spin mop ... and eggtatsic eggs. then there was a titan peeler. a pocket hose that grows ... and then this guys landed back on
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we tried to make grass grow with green shot and we sliced and diced a lot food with something called the perfect slicer. we lit up the night sky ... kinda with star shower for the holidays. we thawed food ....and got a middle school science lesson with the e-z thaw ... we shaked our selves thin with the shake weight. and later opened up cans with no hands .. after lots and lots of tries... thanks to the toucan. we tried to take some scratches out of furniture with old amish. we held a birthd tune and did a little dance... and almost set the station on fire. we've fixed things for 5 seconds with the celebs from american restorations. the paw stars celebs ... took pics with us too when we tested out mpow lenses. we hung this autograph from britney spears .. or at least we tried too ... when we gave level hangers a whirl... and i talked with a turtle when we gave amazon's alexa a try.
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and speaking of hair ... we've done some of that too ... i've engraved things .. and even gone make up free in the name of science .. or at least to test out miracle creams. i've scrubbed toilets and tubs to test out hard water wands ... cooked with copper and steel pans in an iron chef competition .. massaged folks las vegas style ... blown bubbles with kids .. made them ice cream gotten creamed by a water balloon too. i've fought fires .. used fih in love with my shoe solemate. i tried out a clever cutter ... and a clever car seat ... tested out flex seal .. and yes .. we even made a boat just like on t-v ... made some veggie spaghetti ... and bbq'd on a miracle grill ... all to try it before you buy it ... but now it's time for you to decide ... which test was best so you know what you have to do now right??!! ...
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you can find a link on my facebook page ... or on our website. cast your vote for your favorite try it before you buy it of all time. we'll crown the winner next week on the one year anniversary of try it before you buy it. so tune in then to find out who was the fan favorite. i'm michelle mortensen./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? remember that i-15 project that was supposed to start last month up in north las vegas? well, things got a little bit behind schedule, but not to worry, the ball should get rolling here in a few weeks. the state says its i-15 north widening project got pushed back a bit because the contractor needed to get an environmentalist. it's a $33.8 million project that will widen 5 miles of i-15 between craig road and speedway boulevard. the freeway will be expanded
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lighting, signage and landscaping. ndot says this will help reduce travel times and congestion. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) still to come on 8 news ahead of tomorrrow's launch ... ((patrick walker)) >> why this explosion was such a big loss to facebook./// ((kirsten joyce))
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clark county school district..
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approved reorganizing the district. ((patrick walker)) >> plus... hundreds of thousands of people heading into the valley ... demetria is watching the roads for slow downs .. on this labor day weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and... the tower of terror getting ready for it's final check- out .. the celebrations getting underway .. in the last months for the popular ride. ((patrick walker)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((patrick walker)) >> and i'm patrick walker, filling in for brian. parents .. school just started .. and some big changes are on the way to the clark county school district. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the state board of education unanimously voted to reorganize ccsd. it will take most of the control and decision making away from the a central district and hand it over to principals, teachers and parents.
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divide the valley in to have and have not's. but advocates claim money will be dolled out through a formula -- which ends up giving more to those who need it most: ((linda young: "you tie in the monies to achievement you'll find that minority communities don't always get the money that they need to help educate students appropriately michael roberson: "so students e.l.l .. students on free and reduced lunch students with special needs or disabilities they will receive more money per pupil than other schools. " )) ((kirsten joyce)) and parents, principals will decide on the budget, instruction and staffing. that will be a major learning curve -- which the administration promises to help with. a final vote is set for next week... and if that's approved... the proposal is expected to become law for the 2018- 2019 school year.///
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((sherry swensk)) temps will finally take a cooler turn this weekend... so if you're over the heat and ready for some relief - you're going to like the change. ................ right now valley neighborhoods are dropping into the 80s and some 70s showing up. ..........
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in the east valley... with heavy rain and high winds. ............ hermine is now a tropical storm - after reaching hurricane strength. ............. heavy rain will swamp the southeast united states and keep hugging the coast today into the weekend. ............ temps still above normal in the low upper 80s by monday. demetria, how are the roads looking as people head out for their labor day weekend? eastbound sahara looks horrible right now as crews the left lane
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following a crash. expect some delays in the area.
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>> it's a big weekend-- the return of college ball .. and of course, all the fantasy football league players are getting together for their draft pick parties. ((patrick walker)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the south point sports book .. where they're betting on some
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next on 8 news now good day.. colin kaepernick .. conue ((patrick walker)) >> how fans reacted .. when the football player took a seat... and the other teammate who joined him./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and demetria obilor.
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49er's quarterback colin kaepernick was booed during last night's pre season game against the chargers. he sat during the national anthem again in protest racial injustice and was joined by his teammate eric reid. kaepernick vowed to indefinitely continue his protest. just last month, he wore socks at practic. uniforms./// ((patrick walker)) meanwhile... unr is standing behind its former q-b . people now want his display case removed from the reno airport. unr says it's not going anywhere .. however, the display was already schedule to undergo a remodel in a few months./// ((kirsten joyce)) the rebels kicked off their 49th year of college football last night with a win against jackson state.
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let up winning 63 to 13. next weekend the rebels will face off against the u-c-l-a bruins at the rose bowl in pasadena./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) shining with just a few clouds in the eastern sky.... and some breezes will pick up for us today a little stronger as a cold front slides througt florida is getting slapped hermine is now a tropical storm - after reaching hurricane strength. ............. heavy rain will swamp the southeast united states and keep hugging the coast today into the weekend. ............ temps still above normal in the low 100s will fall to 90s and even
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--hurricane hermine made landfall in florida overnight --weakened into a tropical storm. -- forecasters fear the system could even trigger tornadoes. don champion has the latest from the florida panhandle.) --51 counties in the state are under a state of emergency./// demetria, how are the
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there's a crash on the airport exit. northbound swenson at tropicana. it's blocking a right lane. be careful a the crash on northbound 95 near south rancho is gone, but trraffic looks pretty horrible in the area right now anyway.
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for the closing of the twilight zone: tower of terror ride at california adventure. the salute kicks off next friday .. the ride will be different than you remember ... it'll be in complete darkness! the tower of terror's final check out is january second.. it'll make way for the new guardians of the galaxy attraction./// sherry, how's the weather today?
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southwest valley and beltway to the mountains where it will be windy today. ...................... temps will finally take a cooler turn this weekend. ................ temps right now are in the 80s and a few 70s showing up. .......... gusty winds at the lake. ............ temps still above normal in the low 100s will fall to 90s and even upper 80s by monday. back to you!/// ((kirsten joyce))
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released from jail this morning as people protested outside. he spent three of his 6 month sentence behind bars in california for raping a woman at college last year. he made headlines for the short sentence he rei a sex offender for the rest of his life and serve 3 years probation./// ((patrick walker)) the unmanned space x rocket blew up yesterday morning in cape caneveral, florida... the rocket and a facebook satellite were destroyed ... they were supposed to be launched tomorrow .. it's a big blow to facebook's efforts to bring the internet to remote parts of africa. the rocket was designed to transport humans into space next year./// demetria, how are the roads?
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we'll be right back
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>> lets look back at our brighter moments. ((brian loftus)) i was a part of the drop offf yesterday and i like how you hug them and you walk them in the classroom. they're so proud. ((kirsten joyce)) but how''d you wind up in in the picture cause i'm expected to see your children and there you were in the middle. ((brian loftus)) no no no there's like
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where my wife said just jump in there. ((kirsten joyce)) well that was the first one i happend to see ((sherry swensk)) that was the one that got put on facebook. laughing (brian loftus)) no there was a bunch of others now i'm going to show you (kirsten) when she starts doing weather. ((sherry swensk)) brian's carrying a lunch kit laughing ((brian loftus)) they asked me to leave laughing ((sherry swensk)) brian it's now time for lunch, you can leave now. laughing ((brian loftus)) "i know you find this assignment riveting, but sir you need to leave." laughing ((sherry swensk)) "how was your first day of school brian? is it going to be a good year?" ((bril homework." ((sherry swensk)) "barely...." ((brian loftus)) "and my backpack is heavy." laughing demetria obilor)) it's hard to believe .. but it's already the first of september!! and the smell of fall is in the air... particularly, the smell of a starbucks pumpkin spice latte. photos of the p-s-l will be popping up all over your newsfeed.. they're now on sale -- but only for coffee drinkers with a p-s-l fan pass.. otherwise, you can sip on the fall favorite next tuesday ... for it's official fall launch. ((brian loftus)) >> here's how i know
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want coffee?" sometimes i do that right? oh stop it sherry. she's running a tab up on me. i'll go do you want a coffee and they'll go "no i'm good." then they go, "wait!" ((demetria obilor)) "is the pumpkin spice latte out? ((brian loftus)) "oh is it out?" yea i'll take for of them. ((kirsten joyce)) >> they taste like hot dogs to me. i can't do it ((demetria obilor)) >> really? wow! ((demetria obilor)) >> could it be alien's? that's what everyone on social media has been speculating. after astronomers got a signaly 94 light years away. they say a star emmitted back to earth giving a very stror russian telescope. demetria obilor)) you can do whatever you want with the satelite. i know that aliens are out there. ((kirsten joyce)) and not even aliens. ((demetria obilor)) there's a double keristen there's a double brian and it's the evil version of you and they're comnig to plunder. laughing ((brian loftus)) the loftus family is going with a star wars theme for halloween. ((kirsten joyce)) are you? ((brian loftus)) yea i just remembered that. ((sherry swensk)) you're going to be princess leia?
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i knew you'd go one of a few directions. i knew that was one of them. i think one of the kid's will be princess leia and they other is rey. ((demetria obilor)) are you going to be that big slug thing? what's that thing called? everybody: jabba the hut ((demetria obilor)) i think that might be you're ummmm.....more easier? you wouldn't have to buy as much to be that. ((kirsten joyce)) anything will be better than olaf he was olaf for one year. and the costume was too tight. ((brian loftus)) i have to call you out. kirsten and her husband do this thing where they go like, "yea halloween we're so excited. and they'll show up like "we decided not to dress up." they're that couple. thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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? good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, second 2nd, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning.? hermine hammers the southeast after making landfall overnight as a hurricane. 80-mile-an-hour winds and a destructive storm surge pound the coast. hermine's next move will impact millions. plus, new fears hermine could help the zika virus spread farther and faster. for the first time, mosquitoes have been found carrying the virus inside the mainland united states. and a luxury cruise liner making history this morning in canada's treacherous northwest passage. an ice breaker, two helicopters

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