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national league m-v-p award. we hear from the big man himeself about going from rookie of the year in 2015... to this big honor just a year later. ((denise valdez)) >> and don't call yet... but your second chance to win a 500- dollar gift card is happening within this newscast. we'll let you know when the phone lines are open... in our gr8 days of giveaways.///
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last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ......... .......................... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too
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below average ((dave courvoisier)) what a year for las vegan kris bryant! ((denise valdez)) the chicago cubs third baseman bryant! ((denise valdez)) the chicago cubs third baseman is all smiles tonight and there's a big reason. sports director chris maathuis here with the exciting news. ((chris maathuis)) you don't even have to be a baseball fan to appreciate what unfolded today. former bonz families batting cage at his home when late this afternoon... baseball announced the national league most valuable player award. (( )) mlb announcement; "a year ago he was rookie of the year, this year cubs third baseman was almost unanimous for the nl mvp award." bryant, one of three finalists for the honor, beats out washington's daniel murphy and l-a's corey seager. when you talk about nice guys finishing first... he's at the top of the list. he's the 4th player in baseball history to win the
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he was nearly a unanimous choice receiving 29 of the 30 first place votes. (( )) kris bryant/mvp; "this is something you can't put into words, it's been an unbelievable year for me the team i'm getting married... i don't know this is unbelievable.. but there's so many guys that are very deservinig, murpy, corey and nolan and rizzo." ((chris maathuis)) married the first week of jnauary. what's also remarkable is that las vegas is home to back to back n-l mvp's bryant wins this year, bryce harper was the winner last year. that might be historic in itself. ((dave courvoisier)) the mother of an alleged bullying victim takes the stand in a civil lawsuit against the clark county school district. two families are suing ccsd for
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middle school. 8 new now reporter, karen castro, is live outside the regional justice center with more on the emotional testimony. karen? ((karen castro)) >> we saw the victim's mother break down a couple of times. at one point, she became emotional talking about her son having suicidal thoughts after being bullied at school. mary bryan testified back in september of 2011 her son told her his friends was being bullying in band class at grs the same day she became aware of what was happening, she wrote an email to the teacher where she stated the bully stabbed her son's friend with a pencil in the groin. bryan says she sent a second email the following month after her son came home with scratches on his legs. he eventually confessed he had been hit with a trombone by the same boy that was harassing his friend. the mother testified she and her husband met with the dean who promised the situation was being handled. however, bryan said the bullying continued to the point her son was eating paper to make himself
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son was planning to end his life and confronted him about it. ((mary bryan - victim's mom: he said he hates life, he hates school, and nothing was going to make it better. )) ((karen castro)) >> during cross examination, the defense asked the mother why she didn't include the homophobic slurs her son had told her about. bryan said she didn't find it necessary to go into detail and was hoping the school would the defense also questioned her about previous statements that were not consistent with her testimony today.... mostly in regards to steps the school may have taken to address the issue. ((karen castro)) >> late this after noon, a school counselor took the stand. attorneys were questioning him about his involvement in handling the bullying reports. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez))
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of an alleged child predator. 63- year- old jose azucena is accused of luring children to his apartment and sexually assaulting them. he was reportedly referred to as 'grandfather' by neighborhood kids. according to the report.. he would lure the children to his home with candy... then expose himself... and touch them... even taping one child's hands and feet together. we're told he threatened the children's parents if they said anything. azucena denies the allegations. police say there are at least four victims... but there could be more./// police say -- a man was going more than double the speed limit when he crashed into a car... killing two people. 25- year- old willie worthams is now behind bars... after the crash near rainbow and smoke ranch last saturday. according to an arrest report released today... witnesses say worthams was racing a pick- up truck when a sedan pulled in front of him. two men in their 20's were both killed in the crash. evidence shows worthams was going more than 70- miles per hour in 30- mile an hour zone. police say he was impaired and
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((dave courvoisier)) unlv is on alert after a reported attack on campus.. it happened tuesday night when a female student was walking across campus parking lot "l" near harmon... police say she was grabbed by her shoulders, pulled backwards and hit.. she escaped.. and so did the suspect... anchor christianne klein talked with campus police today.. she's here with more on how students and staff can stay safe on campus... ((christianne klein)) >> unlv police believe this attack was random.. and they say they're stepping up their patrols in the area to there are also dozens of emergency call boxes around the campus.. the exact locations are marked on campus maps by a blue phone icon.. these call boxes have a blue light on top so you can see them better at night.. the units are connected directly to the unlv police dispatch center.. police are also reminding students to remain vigilant.. especially at night.. ((asst. chief jeffrey green // unlv police department as the year
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them in terms of traveling on campus its be better in pairs and if they see something, say something- doesn't matter what.. that's why we're here.. to respond : )) ((christianne klein)) >> campus police also encourage students to have this number pre-programmed into their phones for university police.. 702-895-3669.. if you dial 9-1-1 from metro which then gets rerouted to unlv police dispatch- an extra step that could translate into minutes in an emergency... they're also reminding students about the security escort program.. you can call 702- 895-3668, extension 2 if you need a security escort to any location need a security escort to any location on campus. ((christianne klein)) >> unlv police tell me there are surveillance cameras littered around campus and police are looking at surveillance video to see if
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the suspect. ((denise valdez)) just a week after voters passed the recreational marijuana ballot initiative... las vegas is playing host to the largest cannabis industry conference in the country. ((dave courvoisier)) >> more than 300 businesses gathered to show off their wares at the 5th annual marijuana business conference and expo. patrick walker is here with a rundown of what's happening at the conference. ((patrick walker)) >> it's an example of what's happening around the country. this conference has grown... just as the number of states where recreational and medical columbia now allow cannabis use in some form. the growing industry... means a growing set of support businesses. organizers say nearly 11-thousand industry professionals are at this year's conference. it covers all aspects of the marijuana industry -- from banking to real estate to packaging. and of course... everything to do with growing and distribution.: ((george jage/president/ publisher, marijuana business daily: "there is going to be hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions, deals, partnerships, deals forged at this event by bringing this many people together that are professionals in
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>> event organizers say a big factor in the show's growth is the passage of recreational marijuana in california this year. that's expected to be a 4-5 billion dollar industry alone... not counting medical marijuana... which has been legal there for two decades. ((patrick walker)) >> but what about nevada? voters passed question 2 last week. coming up tonight at 6... we'll look into some of the solutions offered at the convention for what lies ahead for our fledgling industry. /// ((denise valdez)) after 26- years in the valley... to make it to las vegas is closing. the restaurant in front of the hard rock hotel will close on december 31-st. it's been open since 1990... but now the company wants to focus on its other restaurant and music venus on the las vegas strip. we're told employees at the paradise road location will get first dibs on open positions at the strip location./// ((denise valdez)) the days are numbered for the pig farm in north las vegas. for years the farm... owned by bob combs...
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and turned it into pig feed. earlier this year... combs put the property up for sale... and according to the las vegas review journal... it just sold for about 23- million- dollars. we talked with the mayor of north las vegas earlier this year... about what the sale could mean for farm's neighbors: (( john lee/north las vegas mayor: " we're expecting property values in that area to be able to go up, we think it's going to be a huge attractor for everything in the area." )) ((denise valdez)) >> the farm is closing january 15-th... and moving to a new location near the apex industrial complex./// decorating your entire home for christmas... with the flip of a switch. tonight michelle mortensen tests out the star shower... to see if it's really as good... and easy... as the commercials make it out to be. and it's almost time for your chance to win 500 dollars! in just a few more minutes we'll give you the cue to call to win a gift card to help with your holiday shopping. you must be at least 18- years- old and be able to show you're a valid nevada resident to win. again... wait for the cue to call because the phone lines are not open
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(("you're watching the valley's news leader...with dave
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this is 8 news now at five.")) ((dave courvoisier)) thanksgiving is just one week from today... which means people will be putting up holiday lights and decorations for christmas and hannukah... in no time. ((denise valdez)) >> so consumer advocate to test 2 popular holiday light systems ... in tonight's try it before you buy it. ((michelle mortensen)) ((1:16 the holidays are right around the corner and that means it is time to start talking about decorating our homes. )) and we're putting 2 to the test ... http://www.homed epot.com/p/light show-white- snowflake- projection- spotlight- stake-37297/ 205920206 ((creat the effect of twirly swirling light )) the light show snowflake projector ... and star shower motion ((1:31 now i know what you are saying to yourself .. michelle... didn't you test this out last year ..
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1:40 )) (( 1:41 it moves .. it even s a stand soou can get yourchnoe on inside .. yeah ... ncing.1:50 )) but in order to get this party really started ... there's some set up to do. i place both the light show snowflake projector and start shower motiomn on opposite sides of this home. then wait for night to fall. once it's dark ... i flip the switch .. first on the light show projector. and as advertised snowflakes are every where. it looks nice ... better in person than t-v .. as opposed to the front of a home. so how does star shower motion compare? ((00:00 alright i am going to flip the switch here .. alright yeah ... woo.. i don't know about you but i think that is way better than the original star shower.)) see for yourself. on this side of the screen is last year's model .. and on the other ... this year's star shower motion. in my opinoin star shower motion is better. but is it better than the snowflakes.
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... and here's a look at them both together projecting at the same spot. so what's the verdict .. ((13 so at the end of the day both of them work pretty well .. but star shower motion in my opinion is way better ... i am loving it .. i love the changes they made ... and the stand for the techno dance party is pretty cool )) my dancing however .. not so cool ... we'll just say i didn't want to however .. not so cool ... we'll just say i did steal the spotlight from these holiday lights ((michelle mortensen)) >> you can buy the light show snowflake projector at home depot for less than 20 bucks. star shower motion is available online and at most major retailers for 39 bucks. ((denise valdez))
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dollars! but first we want to get another check on that chilly forecast. ((dave courvoisier)) >> tedd florendo is live out at the speedway... where it's looking a lot like christmas!
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these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but l tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ......... .......................... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ alright grab your phone
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((dave courvoisier)) alright grab your phone and start dialing! ((denise valdez)) >> the numbe is right there on your screen... 702-792-8801! ((dave courvoisier)) >> the 8th person to call wins a 500- dollar gift card in our great days of giving contest! we'll be doing this again tomorrow at 5 and 6pm. so if you don't win today.. you still have other chances. in order to win, you must be at least 18-years-old be able to show you're a valid nevada resident. we'll announce the winner on air in just a couple minutes! good luck!/// ((denise valdez)) meal preps are already underway... for many people getting ready for thanksgiving. ((dave courvoisier)) >> we look into just how much
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feast... and how that stacks up to year's past. ((denise valdez)) >> plus... all flights... cancelled. norweigian air is scrapping it's routes to and from vegas next summer... but it's not because business is bad. find out why... next at 6.///
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i wanted the same plan that my mother had. senior dimensions. i've had senior dimensions for over 20 years. and i love it! if you're eligible for medicare, you need to take a look at the plan that offers you more than original medicare. senior dimensions members pay a zero dollar monthly premium.
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and, our members pay a zero dollar copay for specialist visits and a zero dollar copay for hospital stays as well. i wanted a plan that's been here as long as we have. senior dimensions is one of the longest-standing local medicare advantage plans in nevada, and our plan offers many tier one preferred generic drugs for a zero dollar copay at most local neighborhood pharmacies. i like that i have plenty of doctors and specialists to choose from. senior dimensions offers a broad network of local providers and fastest growing multi- specialty groups in nevada. it's what i want. and she gets what she wants!
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your thanksgiving dinner yet... you'll be hap cost you as much as last year! according to the "american farm bureau federation"... the average cost for a turkey- day spread for 10 people... is 49- dollars- and 87 cents. that's down 24- cents from last year... when the price went over 50- bucks for the first time. the most expensive item on the menu... the bird itself... the turkey. it'll cost about 22 dollars and 74 cents... 30- cents cheaper than last year./// ((dave courvoisier)) and speaking of turkey... our 'turkey thon' is still underway. we're hoping to collect enough food to feed 25- hundred local families.
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community partners to make this happen. just drop off turkey's and other food... or you can make a cash donation... at the smith's locations on your screen./// ((denise valdez)) we have a winner of our 8 news now great days of giving winner of our 8 news now great days of giving contest! donna risinger just won a 500 dollar gift card! congratulations! and remember we will be giving away 500 and 600 gift cards in the 5 away 500 and 600 gift cards in the 5 and 6pm through november 22nd. so if you didn't win today.. there are more chances this week... tune in to the 5 and 6pm newscasts. ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news leader. don't forget you can always find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier)) we're now on day three of
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