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corridor between california and las vegas. on average, about 45-thousand people drive this stretch per day... adding up to about 16-million cars per year. troopers from nevada and california's highway patrol say they stopped over 3-hundred people... and plan to keep patrols out in full force until the weekend is over: ((trooper jason buratczuk // nevada highway increase in traffic. but just for the everyday citizen who's going to be on the roadway who's not going to be drinking and driving, we have to be defensive drivers this weekend. watch out for everyone else on the road. )) ((michael stevens)) >> the agencies taking part are focusing on speeders... impaired and distracted drivers... as well as people not wearing their seat belts. if you are headed out today... the best piece of advice -- as
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get where you need to go. ((kirsten joyce)) north las vegas police continue to search for a murder suspect who escaped from police custody. police say 25-year-old alonso perez was alone in an interview room.. and twisted his handcuffs until he broke free... made it out of the station.. then stole a truck.. and fled. truck and returned it to it's owner. but perez is still on the loose. he is accused of killing mohammed robinson on august 27-th after robinson did not hold the door for a woman at a mcdonalds. perez has an air jordan tattoo. police say he is armed and dangerous. if you know of his whereabouts, call crimestoppers. /// ((kirsten joyce)) tropical storm hermine is threatening several states along
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storm surges. the storm made landfall on friday.. causing widespread damage in several southern states. jericka duncan reports from seaside heights new jersey.. nats waves along the jersey shore overnight, hermine whipped up strong waves... ...at sea, the rough waters rocked this royal caribbean cruise ship, headed from new jersey to bermuda. ( derek biedermann// cruise ship passenger) when you see the crew on the cruise ship starting to get dizzy and sick then you know it's gotten pretty thousand people onboard the ship trying to outrun hermine. ( derek biedermann// cruise ship passenger) the whole boat started rocking people started getting sick, they started distributing vomit bags around. nats hermine the deadly storm made landfall last friday as a category 1 hurricane. it's already hammered coastal areas stretching from florida to virginia, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands and causing widespread damage.
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massachusetts... (david hufnagel/ massachusetts resident) we've been doing this almost 30 years we se the sunrise on labor day no matter what. this hurricane is nothing. governor chris christie says hermine won't come close to having the same destructive power as superstorm sandy in 2012. still, he's urging everyone not to take any chances. ( chris christie) we don't want to see people. have injuries or loss of life because of going into the ocean in hermine may regain hurricane strength but the worst of the storm is pretty much over and continues to move off shore. jericka duncan, cbs news, seaside heights, new jersey. ((kirsten joyce)) hermine is blamed for the deaths of two people.. one in florida and another in north carolina. this seems to be the never-ending storm, sherry.. ((sherry swensk)) dry and cool conditions are reaching their peak today for labor day.
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this holiday to cool us down in the desert. ............. it has felt a little like fall out there this morning and there are still some light breezes around. they will generally be out of the west today. ................ there is still a little smoke filtering in at tm issued the air advisory through today. ............. the cooler air filtering in behind a cold front over the weekend broke down those hot triple digits from last week. ............. today's highs in the low 90s will be our coolest day for the next seven days. 100s return by the weekend./// weekend.///
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((kirsten joyce)) campaigning in front of unions on labor day is an election tradition. and democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine was busy in pittsburgh: vice presidential nominee) "when fewer workers are in unions wages are lower and when more workers are in unions, wages are higher.")) ((kirsten joyce)) >> current vice president joe biden joined kaine on the campaign trail. hillary clinton is courting voters in ohio this afternoon. republican candidate donald trump is also in ohio.. where he has cut clinton's big lead there... in half: ((donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "ohio is having its jobs just sucked out of it, they're going to mexico." )) ((kirsten joyce))
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trail. clinton for new questions about classified information in emails.. and trump for his deportation plans of undocumented immigrants./// ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// ((kirsten joyce)) san diego county is on a heightened response after another zika virus case is confirmed there. health officials are spraying a two block area this week... to try and keep it from spreading. so far southern california has seen 241 infections... they are all travel related. heavy spraying is being used to control./// ((kirsten joyce)) so far nevada has had 15 cases of zika infection. the health district says eleven of the confirmed cases are in clark county... and all of those were from traveling. there has been one case of a pregnant woman contracting the virus.. and that was in northern nevada./// ((kirsten joyce)) off the endangered list. the new classification for giant pandas.. and how many there are in the wild now... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader. ((you're watching the valley's news leader with
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sherri swensk.
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since a deadly shooting at an ihop in carson city. 32-year old eduardo sencion walked into the ihop and opened fire... killing four people.. including three members of nevada's national guard. sencion also took his own life. soldiers and airmen are planning a memorial walk and run from the ihop to the guard complex tomorrow. members of that unit are also currenlty stationed in kuwait.. and are planning a memorial run there as well./// ((kirsten joyce)) huge crowds showed up at the vatican thisee watch mother teresa be declared a saint. the catholic nun devoted her life to helping india's poor people. she died 19 years ago. among her qualifications for saint hood.. the church credits her with having performed two miraculous cures of the sick. about 15-hundred homeless people from across italy were bused into the vatican to watch......they were also given seats of honor at the mass./// ((kirsten joyce)) the giant panda... one of the symbols of china... is off the endangered species
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vulnerable" instead of endangered. the wild panda population is now at more than 18-hundred. that is the result of work by chineses agencies to enforce poaching bans and expand forest reserves./// ((kirsten joyce)) forcing evacuations in california. the large amounts of resources needed to battle a fast growing wildfire in the northern part of the state.. next... and smoke from wildfires is still causing a light haze here... sherry swensk has your labor day forecast... still ahead on 8 news now,
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december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck 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
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hem keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this ad. ((kirsten joyce)) a wildfire in the far northern part of california has grown to 25-thousand acres. it is burning in the klamath national forest near
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more than a week now... and forcing evaucations in campgrounds. more than 18-hundred firefighters are working to put it out... but at this point it is only 30 percent contained. investigators are still trying to determine the cause./// ((kirsten joyce)) and a bunch of wildfires in southern california have an air quality advisory here in clark county sherry... ((sherry swensk)) we could really see the smoke from southern california fires yesterday, and there is a little out there today - but not nearly as much as sunday. ............. temps are nice and pleasant for our first weekend of september... but we're not done with summer heat.
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............. highs in the low 90s today are well below normal... where we should still be up near 100. morning lows were delightfully cool - in the 60s valleywide. .............. temps are warming up outside the valley to the low 90 ............. a cold front slipped through the west and opened the door to really chilly air. even snow in the northern rockies this morning. ....... fires in california bringing that smoke our way but again it's just a little hazy. ..............
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for baja and then leftovers into the desert midweek, while we thorugh the week.
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((kirsten joyce)) battling " childhood alzheimer's" the new treatment for the rare.. irreversible disease that is giving families hope... ahead on 8 news now, the valley's news leader. ((you're watching 8 news now aton
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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.
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disease that affects children. it is often referred to as childhood alzheimer's because signs don't show up until first grade. it affects one in 150-thousand children... and most do not live past their teens. martie salt introduces us to a
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progression, at 17 years old now, appears to have slowed down, and the severity of her symptoms have reversed ever since starting a drug currently in clinical trials called cyclo-dextrin. "if you give it before the cells have all degenerated, you can see protection where cells, where not as many of the cells in the brain die." "as we started increasing the dosage we could definitely start better memory, better gait, swallowing was great." ) ("did you have fun?" "yeah." "give me five. give me nose kiss.") the trial is now in phase two. it's not a cure, but the koujaians (coo-jigh-inns) hope it will buy them time until a cure is found. i'm martie salt, reporting. ((kirsten joyce)) once in a while the symptoms of the disease don't come out until adulthood, and it is often misdiagnosed as early onset alzheimer's. one tell-tale sign is the inability to lift their eyes and
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festival wraps up today. video of the finale.. and where many of this year's attendees are coming from... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
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news now at four.. unlocking the memory of smell ever wondered why wine experts can smell and taste ingredients the rest of us can't? researchers in las vegas may have the answer that could lead to a breakthrough for alzheimer's./// ((kirsten joyce)) today, the burning man festival wraps up.. after more than a week out in nevada's black rock desert. on saturday, the high- point of the festival took place..
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last night, the temple was in flames. last night, the temple was burned.. where people put notes and other mementos. about 70-thousand people attended this years counter-culture festival. and about 40 percent of them are from california./// that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley's news leader. remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter.
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