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(- ivy taylor/mayor, san antonio) "we can all breathe a little easier knowing the suspect who maliciously one of our sapd officers is in custody." omar villafranca, cbs news: san antonio police arrested 31-year-old otis tyrone mckane -- who they accuse of ambushing and killing detective benjamin marconi. ( william mcmanus/chief, san antonio police) "this has all been unfolding through the last 30 hours and we're relieved to have taken him into custody without a further loss of life." omar villafranca, cbs news: investigators say detective marconi pulled over a headquarters just before noon on sunday. that's when he says the suspect parked behind marconi's patrol car and approached the driver's side window where marconi was sitting. the gunman shot marconi twice in the head before running back to his vehicle and driving off through the police headquarters' south parking lot. the attack led to an intense, day-long manhunt for the gunman. (dispatch audio) "all officers be on the lookout...use extreme caution." omar villafranca, cbs news: police had the suspect under surveillance for several hours
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was in, being driven by a woman.. with a two-year-old also inside. once police finish their investigation, they'll hand the case over to prosecutors to take it to trial. (- prosecutor) "it's either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole." omar villafranca, cbs news: police don't believe mccain had any relationship to the original driver who was pulled over and, so far, no motive has been identified. omar villafranca, cbs news, san antonio. ((christianne klein)) san antonio police say witnesses are coming forward. at least four police officers attacks around the country targeting law enforcement. in those cases, the officers are expected to survive./// ((paul joncich)) federal investigators are on the scene of a small medical plane crash in elko friday night. all four people on board.. including a patient... were killed in the crash. the american medlight plane went down shortly after take-off.. now they are trying to figure out why. the f-a-a says the pilot may have prevented even more deaths by aiming for a parking lot... and avoiding homes and businesses.
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((christianne klein)) north las vegas city officials are touting 2016 as a banner year. a number of projects are on tap... as the city continues to recover from the brink of financial insolvency. patrick walker takes a look at some of the projects that are underway. ((brandon rice/north las vegas: "it's just a beautiful thing to see, the progression of this side.")) ((patrick walker)) brandon rice says a lot has changed since he moved to north las vegas 20 years ago. ((brandon rice/north las vegas: "i remember living over here, and there was albertsons down the street, down craig right here, so it's been a positive change to see all the businesses popping up.")) ((patrick walker)) with the recent resurgence in residential and commercial development... rice and his family plan on staying here for a long time to come. ((brandon rice/north las vegas: "i love it, this is where i've raised my daughter so far, this is where my son's going to be raised, it's a good side of town.")) ((patrick walker)) mayor john lee has focused on economic growth and increasing property values since taking office in 2013. city leaders have aggressively courted businesses like amazon and the honest company to expand their footprints into north las
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ryann juden says projects like redeveloping the 154-acre r-c farms property... will raise property values for homeowners. ((ryann juden/north las vegas asst. city manager: "some of the experts are saying between and 17-23% increase in their home value overnight.")) ((patrick walker)) a much larger mixed-use housing project near commerce and revere -- some 14 thousand homes -- has been resurected from the depths of the recession. ((patrick walker/reporting: "this empty plot of land just south of the 215 is some 2,000 acres, it'll be the village at tule springs, a mixed commercial and residential development.")) ((patrick walker)) activity to pick up here within 30 days. also... the city is working on developing 150 acres around the v-a hospital. big rewards... city leaders say... for moving forward aggressively. ((ryann juden/north las vegas asst. city manager: "it's that old concept that if you build it, they will come, and so we knew if we could build the opportunity, that we could attract the people coming in.")) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) >> these projects are estimated to bring millions of
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budget deficit through 2020 has shrunk from more than 150 million dollars... to 23 million dollars today./// ((paul joncich)) we have a winner of our 8 news now great days of giving contest! carolyn bobilya just won a 600 dollar gift card! congratulations! and remember tomorrow is the last day we will be giving away 500 and 600 gift cards in the 5 and 6pm newscasts. so if you didn't win today.. tune in tomorrow for your last shot!/// our weather is not quite the wintery blast much of the country is feeling. but that doesn't mean it's not the holiday season here. tedd florendo is at mgm's the park where they are doing their holiday tree lighting tonight.. tedd... ((tedd florendo)) ((( we had big storms that pushed through east clark county this morning but have not
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valley, arizona but now we're seeing much tranquil conditions. mostly clouds right now high humidity and dewpoints due to the rain that passed through this morning. winds breezy at times but cool 60's today and not 70's that's for sure. .......... ......................... ............. let's take you through the evening and show you what to expect. temps cooling off bigtime as skies beging to clear tonight. and chilly by tomorrow a.m. for your morning commute. we'll have your thanksgiving forecast coming up in a few minutes
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36 years ago the mgm fire broke out on the strip. we'll take a look at how it changed the way we fight fires now...
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this is 8 news now at six-thirty. ((christianne klein)) >>36 years ago today, the worst fire in nevada history killed 85 people, and injured hundreds.. right here in las vegas. some of you might remember when the mgm grand hotel went up flames, because of faulty wiring in a kitchen. courvosier is here to show us how this catastrophe changed fire codes across the country making hotels safer for all of us. ((dave courvoisier)) >>over the years we have talked with several people who remember this day back in 19-80. a former marine and firefighter who was there told 8 news now.. it looked like a war zone. the worst part of all... there was no warning.. a fire alarm never sounded. more than five thousand people were in the mgm -- now bally's -- when flames broke out. most people didn't realize what
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smoke, heard fire engines and people yelling. investigators say many guests panicked and left their rooms. the doors would shut and lock behind them and they were trapped in smoke filled hallways. other people broke windows to their rooms and screamed from balconies. steven smith is clark county's former fire chief. but 36-years-ago, he crawled around the casino... rescuing people as a rookie firefighter. ((steven smith, former clark county fire chief: "the victims, because it was mainly carbon monoxide or smoke inhalation, they looked like they were mainly sleeping, but if you looked at the casino where the fire occured, there wasn't anythg there that made you think that anybody could make it out alive.")) >>this tragedy changed the way all hotels are built, not just here but nationwide. fire and safety building codes changed.. sprinklers were retro-fitted in the buildings... it took years. there are now audible fire alarm announcments and pressurized stairwells to keep smoke out -- giving people a clear escape. ((dave courvoisier))
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fire fighters can communicate more effectively in the field. and their training is now valley wide and includes high rise plan of attacks. ((paul joncich)) many of you left your memories of that day on our 8 news now facebook page. mark said: my mom was the sr.fire dispatcher. pretty sad day. anita recalled: i remember this fire so well. i was in high school attending bonanza high. i remember i could see the fire on the strip while driving to school that morning. back then you could see it was devastating. and joe said: my dad was a bartender working right in front of the deli ( where the fire started ). he had to climb over the bar and crawl out on his hands and knees to escape. ((christianne klein)) a new sport on the rise. where you will soon be able to bet on e-sports here in las vegas... and the new tournament coming to town... announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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four people were rescued from a rushing river in los angeles this morning. about 100 firefighters helped in the effort. the four adults were stranded on an island. rescue crews eventually secured them in a boat and took them to safety. they were treated for exposure to the cold and wet conditions at a hospital./// ((christianne klein)) parts of upstate new york have seen snow totals of 2 feet... and they are still climbing. the first major storm of the
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in syracuse... as much as 2 inches of snow was falling per hour... causing cars to get stuck.. and general havoc. the storm could last throughout the week.. so expect delays if you are flying to the eastern part of the country for the holiday./// ((paul joncich)) 'the park' outside t-mobile arena is celebrating it's first holiday season. ((christianne klein)) >> tedd florendo is there now enjoying the
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region with big amounts to the east. but how long will the raindrops last? details coming up
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((paul joncich)) e-sports rise in popularity continues....
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las vegas will let you bet on it. british bookmaker william hill is the first to offer esports betting in nevada. esports.. or electronic sports.. is competitive video gaming in the form of a tournmanet. william hill is partnering with the downtown grand casino.. and have already received the license they need from the state. to promote it... grand is offering a live viewing of the first event you can bet on. while they were the first to accept wagers.... others will likely follow suit. /// ((paul joncich)) and amazon has announced a big e-sports tournament that will be held in las vegas during the first weekend of december. the champoins of fire will be here on december second. it is billed as the world's biggest celebrity video game streamers competing for 100-thousand dollars in prizes. they will play games like disney crossy road... and fruit ninja tournament edition.
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the tournament./// ((paul joncich)) keeping safe while shopping. the surprising number of people who admit to driving distracted.. and how it leads to potential parking lot chaos... still ahead on the valley's news leader... announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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surprising new numbers walk through a parking lot. more than 137 million americans plan to go shopping between wednesday and monday. ((christianne klein)) and the national safety council says two-thirds of the drivers may be "distracted" while looking for a parking spot. kris van cleave has more on the 20 percent of accidents that happen in parking lots:
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stroller last month. 24 year old maria cruz gonzales-cortes died. her baby survived. (courtesy: mayville, wi police) wisconsin police released this video of a driver who lost control of his vehicle, slamming into 9 cars before coming to a stop...amazingly no one was seriously injured. but the national safety council found on average at least 60-thousand are injured and 500 or more die in the 50-thousand plus crashes in parking lots and garages every year. ( debbie hersman/national safety council) "it's just as dangerous to be distracted ia mph." deborah hersman runs the national safety council. ( debbie hersman/national safety council) "people have their heads down they're on their phones whether they're behind the wheel or whether they are pedestrian they're just a lot of inattention out there." a recent survery found 66 percent felt comfortable making calls while driving in a parking lot, more than half would text. roughly half of drivers were ok with sending emails, using social media, taking pictures or watching videos.
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van cleave/cbs news: on average 51 deaths a year occur in parking lots and garages when a driver is backing up...especially with it getting dark so early right now pedestrians can be hard to see. it's worth a second look. kris van cleave, cbs news, arlington, virginia. ((christianne klein)) clothing store patagonia says it will donate 100 percent of it's black friday sales. ((paul joncich)) >> and those donations will all go to environmental the idea after the election. patagonia's vice president of environmental activism said... the country is divided but the environment is something everyone can come together on. ((christianne klein)) >> the company estimates about 2 million dollars will go to 800 organizations. the company already gives one percent of it's sales to groups that fight to protect natural resources./// ((paul joncich)) there's a new beauty queen in town... there are actually two new ones. on the left is miss nevada 2017 usa... lauren york.
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teen usa alexis smith. ((christianne klein)) both live right here in the valley. the contestants were judged in three areas of competition... interview, swimsuit, and evening gown./// ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6:30. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ... along with facebook and twitter. ((paul joncich)) >> be sure to watch 8 news now at 11...
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from washington, d.c., this is the "jeopardy!" teen tournament. please welcome our three finalists -- a junior from north woodmere, new york... a sophomore from madison, alabama... and a junior from darien, connecticut... and now from dar constitution hall --
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alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. don't mind me. i'm just standing here, enjoying the applause and the moment. good to be with you once again. over the past week and a half, you have seen each of these young men compete in two games. you know they are bright, they know how to play the game, and they're fast on that signaling device. they're playing for $100,000. it will be awarded at the end of tomorrow's program. alec, sharath, and michael, good luck. let's go to work. here come the categories for the three of you... oh, my. followed by... something you'll be doing soon. and finally... each correct response will begin with a g

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