tv 8 News Now at 630 PM CBS November 22, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm PST
a bus crash kills five children in tennesse.. would seatbelts have changed the outcome? we examine nevada's law... and what may change about it here... (( alleged victim's mom: i failed my son because i trusted the school district.)) ((paul joncich)) the mother of an alleged bullying vicitm takes the stand. why she says the school bullying vicitm takes the stand. why she says the school disctrict failed them when it comes to handeling bullying in the calssroom.///
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. temps in the mid 50's and sunny and chilly by tomorrow a.m. for your morning commute. we'll have your thanksgiving forecast coming up in a few minutes
that were in fourth grade, 1 that is in kindergarten and 1 that is in first grade." jasmine mateen lost one of her three children on the bus. the mother made serious allegations about the driver to cbs news. (jasmine mateen/mother of three children on bus) "my daughter said, right before the bus flipped, that he was speeding around the curb, and asked are yall ready to die?" police arrested the bus driver, 24 year old johnthony walker and charged him with 5 counts of vehicular homicide. well over the speed limit of 30 miles per hour. (jasmine mateen/mother of three children on bus) "just last week, he told the kids, shut the f up, i got a hangover." the ntsb is now on scene. investigators will interview the bus driver and witnesses, and examine mechanical records to determine what caused the accident. sot: christopher hart / ntsb chairman) we dig and dig and dig. we don't like to go home without the answer. the bus had two cameras onboard investigators will review the footage..
((christianne klein)) an affidavit says walker was driving well above the posted 30 miles per hour speed limit.... on a narrow.. winding road./// ((christianne klein)) one of the questions that has arisen from this crash... is why aren't school children required to wear a seat belt on a bus? state senator mark manendo says he plans to address the issue: (( ((why don't we buy the ones that have the seatbelts in it. i get the fact that it's a 30 thousand dollar retro fix but istead of that... let's start from here now on. buses don't last forever just like automobiles.)) )) ((christianne klein)) mandate to wear seatbelts on school buses.. so it's something each state must address on it's own. ccsd says on it's website that the department of transportation determined compartmen talization was a better solution for large.. heavier buses. the reason it gives is that fire is a bigger threat to students survival if they have to evacuate in a hurry./// ((paul joncich))
vegas under the over of darkness and changed our state forever. his name was howard hughes, a billionaire who arrived on thanksgiving in 1966, moved into the desert inn hotel, and started buying things. the arrival of hughes is c onsidered a turning point in the history of las vegas over the course of the next four years, highes spent clsoe to 300 million dollars here, buying up hotel casinos, raw land, mining claims, and politicians. tonight at schumacher will tell the story of what hughes had in mind when he came to town half a century ago. ((geoff schumacher/mob museum content director: he wanted to own a state. he basically wanted to take over nevada because, in california, he was not such a big fish anymore, there were all kkinds of peopel who were rich. there were all kinds of peopel who were powerful. hughes wanted to be in a place where he could be the most powerful man and he thought nevada could be that place. )) the mob museum has a howard hughes exhibit because ther billionaire's purchase of hotels here paved the way for the departure of the mafia figures who had been in charge on the strip.schumacher's presentation gins tight at 7 pm at the mob museum.///
t a road block... trying to find who shot and killed 8 mule deer. the poaching happened in september along wheeler pass road... northeast of pahrump. patrick walker has more on what happened. ((atv drives by)) ((patrick walker)) wheeler pass road cuts right through mule deer country. hunters sometimes wait years for a tag to hunt here. but in september... poachers struck... killing 8 deer. ((nick duhe/public affairs, ndow: "these deer were found to have all the meat left, they were just shot, so all the meat was left on them.)) ((patrick walker)) nevada department of wildlife spokesman nick duhe says poaching is a federa affairs, ndow: "each kill, each individual deer carries a, it's a felony offense, so that's 1-4 years with thousands of dollars in fines.")) ((patrick walker)) game wardens call this an unspeakable crime... in such a serene setting. they're having a hard time answering the question... why? ((nick duhe/public affairs, ndow: "right now, we're kind of at a dead end, we haven't gotten any leads or anything like that.")) ((patrick walker/reporting: "investigators believe all of these could have been crimes of opportunity, as simple as somebody driving down the dirt road, seeing a deer, stopping, and shooting out the window."))
tags are issued to hunters every year. and with 8 additional deer killed than was expected... that could mean less opportunity for hunters in the spring mountains next year. investigators are hoping the public comes forward with tips... before this happens again. ((nick duhe/public affairs, ndow: "and when you hear about events like this where somebody's gone up and killed 8 deer just for no reason, it makes people mad, it makes sportsmen mad.")) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> if you have any information on the sp deer poaching... you can call operation game thief. the number is 1-800-992-3030. there's a 3-thousand dollar reward for tips leading to an arrest and conviction./// ((christianne klein)) a mother of an alleged bullying victim takes the stand her emotional testimony on why says the school disctrict failed them when it comes to controlling the calssroom.///
this is 8 news now at six-thirty. ((paul joncich)) it was an emotional day in court as the mother of an alleged bullying victim takes the stand. ((christianne klein)) the clark county school district is fighting a civil lawsuit for reportedly failing to protect two students from their aggressor. ((paul joncich)) >> 8 news now reporter karen castro was inside the courtroom for the final day of testimony.
((karen castro)) overwhelmed with emotion, the mother of an alleged bullying victim walks off the stand after testifying before a judge. ((aimee hairr alleged victim's mom: i failed my son because i trusted the school district. )) ((karen castro)) two families are suing the clark county school district for reportedly mishandling several complaints. the lawsuit states in 2011, two students at greenspun junior high school were bullied by the same classmate in band class. the families say administrators did nothing to stop the harassment even after one mom wrote an email saying one of the boys was stabbed with a pencil in his groin. ((aimee hr sexually assaulted and they didn't even call me. mary bryan alleged victim's mom: my son, this is the last place he wants to be but we both know that speaking up and we believe can help make a difference for other kids.)) ((karen castro)) their team of attorneys claim ccsd violated the students' constitutional rights... as well as its own anti-bullying policies. ((allen lichtenstein attorney for alleged victims: its very clear that these kids were bullied and its very clear that school personnel knew about it and didn't do what they were obligated to do. )) ((karen castro))
could not take further action because the alleged victims never notified administrators that the bullying was on-going. ((dan polsenberg attorney for ccsd: the principal, administrator, and dean at greenspun did everything they thought they needed to do for the information that they had in hand. )) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) instead of oral closing arguments, attorneys from both sides will submit written statements to the judge. ((paul joncich)) >> it could take months before the judge decides the outcome of the case./// au site... so why are we trying to figure out how to stop them? ((christianne klein)) >> the reason behind a new push to build counter-drone systems... next on the valley's news leader... announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
security site has been one of the test beds for drones and drone rules. but it is also the testing place for how to stop them. counter-measure industry is to keep them away from airports.. and potential collision with planes. nevada officials were in denver helping to develop one of those systems... like radar. they are also working on taking over a drones radio signal and landing them. the equipment will then be sent to airports around the country to use when needed./// ((paul joncich)) wildfires are continuing to grow in north carolina one ... called the blowing rock fire...
officials say they are doing control burns around a dozen structures to protect them. strong winds.. rugged terrain and low humidity are all helping the flames spread quickly. because of the high number of wildfires.. fema is now active in half of north carolina's 100 counties./// ((weather toss)) tedd florendo behind a cold front that passed through last night. 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 will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as
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. ................................ ... .............. shows clear skies after the clouds we had yesterday. we have cooler weather in the wake of that cold front so temps will take a while to recover. we're anticipating our first freeze of the season for some areas in souther nevada. freeze alerts have been issued but las vegas not under that freeze warming. we stay cold and but not under a freeze warning as we get temps we haven't seen since february 7th. ................................ ... .................
tomorrow a.m. winds become more light breezes tonight and less windy as earlier today. tomorrow expect a high in the mid 60's and milder and finally near average for a change. sunny skies continue as we wrap up the workweek. ................................ ... .................. extended forecast shows milder temps into the weekend with more clouds by sunday. slight we clear up again. we turn mild by the weekend and stay cool and more seasonably next week. overnight lows stay chilly in the 40's for much of next week.
on the election today with a ceremony in carson city. the state supreme court justices signed off on the official election canvassing. from the early results posted on the secretary of state website.. but nothing that changed the winner of any of the races. the six members of the electoral college will meet on december 19-th to vote for the president. members of the group are bound by law to vote for hillary clinton because she won our state's popular vote./// ((paul joncich)) a new poll by c-n-n says 53 percent of americans think president elect trump will do a good job. 44 percent think he wwill do
reduce the amount of corruption in washington d-c... and defeat isis. ((paul joncich)) hockey fans in the valley have high hopes for the new team....just named the golden knights. ((christianne klein)) >> up next we check back in at the t mobile arena after the big reveal and see what fans think about the new name/// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
((paul joncich)) and logo of our nhl team when it takes the ice next year. ((christianne klein)) there have been rumors about the name for months.. and just minutes ago bill foley made the annoucment that we will be called the glden knights . ((paul joncich)) >> jon tritch is at the team's future home... t-mobile arena.. with what hockey fans think about the new game. ((jon tritsch))
from washington, d.c., this is the "jeopardy!" teen tournament. please welcome our three finalists. a junior from north woodmere, new york, alec fischthal, who $16,500 in the first game of our finals. a sophomore from madison, alabama, sharath narayan, who won $28,000. and a junior from darien, connecticut,
and now, from dar constitution hall, here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you, johnny. for the last time here in d.c. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. this, to be honest with you, is a bittersweet moment for me, and i'll tell you why. at the end of this half-hour, these three young men are going to be leaving here very happy -- the second place finisher with a guaranteed $50,000, the third place finisher with a guaranteed $25,000. but i'm going to be leaving here with a tinge of sadness, because of all of the wonderful people we have met here at dar constitution hall. we'll get rid of the dollar figures in front of alec and sharath. they start from zero today. we add today's total to yesterday's total to determine the champ. good luck. here we go.