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message calling for unity. he's expected to spend the holiday with his family at his estate in palm beach, florida. ### ((paul joncich)) if you're planning to fly out of town for thanksgiving, the airlines and t-s-a suggest you get there plenty early.. thanks for joining us... i'm paul joncich. ((christianne klein)) >> i'm christianne klein. today is known as one of the busiest travel days of the year with nearly 48 million people expected to leave for the holiday. ((paul joncich)) >> and of that number... t-s-a says they're expecting nearly three-point-seven million people to fly. our mauricio marin is out at ((mauricio marin)) ((christianne klein)) and those who will brave
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along i-15 for those leaving this thanksgiving eve. ((michael stevens)) we're at the shell on silverado ranch... right before the 15... and all morning its been packed with people heading in and out of town for the holiday. those at triple-a say for nine straight years the number of people in our region traveling during this holiday is up to about 3-point 5-million.
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here's some good news... for the first time in years, pump prices are staying under $3 per gallon. at this shell... it's under that mark averaging around 2-45 a gallon. drivers we spoke to headed to california say they're trying to beat the rush by leaving early: ((brittney martin // driving to california: it's been definitely more traffic than usual. i'm more dreading once we get into san bernadino area.)) ((abby anderson // driving to california: it's been pretty good. no traffic, except for a crash on the freeway. but hopefully it wo ((michael stevens)) >> if you're staying in town get ready for more drivers on our roads as triple-a has dubbed las vegas the top thanksgiving vacation destination. n-dot says starting today... nearly 320,000 tourists are expected during the five-day holiday... 2-hundred thousand of which will be making the trip by car. for some perspective that's nearly double the cars on our roads on an average day. and as you can imagine... the heaviest traffic is expected to be on the strip and the 15.///
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some would call thanksgiving weather. but most of us aren't complaining. ((christianne klein)) >> tedd florendo explains what we can expect tonight through tomorrow. ((tedd florendo)) (( we had big storms that pushed through east clark county this morning but have not since dissipated. flooding was big in golden 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. 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
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las vegas's first major professional sports franchise las vegas's first major professional sports franchise is official with a fresh name and logo. (("the vegas golden knights... oh my!" )) the announcement made before thousands of fans oud arena last night. ((paul joncich)) >> during the ceremony many were able to snag some apparel when free t-shirts were dropped from a helicopter. --- and the owner couldn't be more proud. ((bill foley/owner: "it's done we have our name vegas golden knights, golden knight, we have our logo it's a powerful logo, i've been telling people, we're going to have a great logo and it's going to denote power, strength and dedication, fortitude."))
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enough to catch one... you can purchase yours at the pop-up shop on the plaza...now open for business./// coming up at 5pm-- we take a look what's next for the golden knights as the owner begins building the team./// ((christianne klein)) you've seen the tech gifts... and things for your home. ((paul joncich)) >> but still ahead... michelle mortensen is shows us presents that make learning fun for kids.
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this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) the mohave county sheriff's office needs your help identifying a body they found along highway 93. deputies say the body was found between hoover dam and kingman arizona back in september. it's a female, approximately five-seven between the ages of 13 to 17. if you recognize the teen from this reconstructed image...
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((christianne klein)) 12 children remain hospitalized following a tragic bus crash in tennessee that left five students dead. the driver... 24-year-old johnthony walker... is behind bars facing five counts of vehicular homicide among other charges. investigators say walker was traveling well above the speed limit when the bus flipped over and wrapped around a tree. today officers say they have from the driver--- and there's no trace of alcohol or drugs in the drivers system. walker has no criminal record, but his driving record shows his license was suspended in 2014 for lack of insurance. and two months ago, his bus swiped a car minor damage to both vehicles. he is expected in court next week./// ((christianne klein)) and near the crash sight a public memorial remains in place--- with teddy bears, flowers and signs. last night the community gathered to remember the five
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elementary school who died in the crash. officials say three were in the 4th grade, one in first and another in kindergarten. today the governor visited the school to offer his condolences to families and share his gratitude about the overwhelming support from the community. (("unfortunately this community has had more of its share of tragedies but in the midst of our heartbreak i'm personally so greatful for folks like this who react in a way that we're all greatful for.)) ((christianne klein)) will ask state school leaders and others in government to begin the discussion on seat belt legislation./// ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader... before preparing that holiday meal check your pantries. ((christianne klein)) >> why one gravy is being recalled one day before the big feast./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
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for tomorrow's feast--- there's a gravy recall to tell you about. heinz is recalling hundreds of cases of its pork gravy... because it's mislabeled. they're actually home style bistro oh--jus gravy... which may contain milk and soy.
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reported./// ((christianne klein)) from gravy to giving.... we're partnering with tobin fiat alpha romeo tedd is out at the drive where we plan to stuff as many fiat cars with toys as possible. tedd? ((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. 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
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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.
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freeze warming. we stay cold and but not under a freeze warning as we get temps we haven't seen since february 7th. ................................ ... ................. tonight expect a low near 40 and chilly as you'll need the jacket tomorrow a.m. winds become 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.
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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.
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>> the latest surprise she has in store for dozens of teens at boystown./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four.
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you heard how much money man. well she's back again with more information we could all use... holiday gift ideas. ((paul joncich)) >> this time she's listing the top toys that inspire creativity. and you can shop while you watch .. by going to our website and clicking on michelle's holiday gift guide for a 2 screen expereince.
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hi, i'm michelle mortensen here at the amazing magical forrest in las vegas nevada... tweens and teens love making their own jewelry... and they can design just about anything with this jewlery making kit from crayola. gelli arts ... awakens your creative side as well. these plates and stamps can be used to make stunning designs on paper, fabric and more. and for the girh there's junior sequin art by geospace. these color sets from calafant unlock imaginations and creativity. better yet -- there's no cutting or gluing .. so they are perfect for little hands. and for the girl who likes to get her hands dirty ... there's my fairy garden ..bringing plants and fairies to life. two of the hottest stem kits for girls are this barbie one from thames and kosmos ... and roominate carnival party. girls will get to design and buil things like a working ferris
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while the barbie set teaches while getting barbie ready for a big party. build her a spinning clostes or make her an origami dress. and don't think we've forgotten about stem toys for boys. there's a bevy of them ... like this gekko bot. also from thames and kosmos .. kids build the robot one of six ways and then let him loose to scales walls all the while teaching them about mechanical physics. and this and this magformers robot ... is made entirely of magnets .. that d and yes, he walks too. mebo is the robot of your kids dreams. mebo will pick up their clothes .. grab them a snack .. and even spy on their friends. and if you're kids are dying for a pet ... but you're not ready for the real things check out techno newborns. the robot pets can be taught to walk, sit, beg, sing, and even jump into your hand! the imaginext ultra t rex by fischer price brings dinosaurs to life for kids 3 to 8. they'll love his firey eyes and breath as he stomps around their room.
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pillar is a must. little hands build the code-a-pillar with interlocking parts .. and then let him go. by playing with this toy toddlers develope coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills. the code and go robot mouse does the same for an older child.... build a maze and let the mouse go so he can find the cheese. got a space lover in the family? then snag my first telescope with 10 times magnification from educational insights. or check ou expolration by uncle milton .. it brings galxies to life with these cool goggles. they can learn more about the planets and the milky way. kids can fly high with this design and drill hellicopter kit ...developing fine and gross motor skills while having fun. and who doesn't love bubbles. this finding doryscience kit from wonder forge... gives kids the chance to perform their own lab experiments with bubbles while learning about surface tension, elasticity, soap molecules, diffusion, and more. beleive it or not .. this is just the
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educational toys we've found. check out my other picks in my online gift guide on your station website .. pinterest and my facebook page. i'm mm and in the next hour ... michelle will be joining us again with her hot toy list ((paul joncich)) >> tonight at 5... michelle will be revealing her list of the top gifts that give back./// ((christianne klein)) las vegas is at the top of the list for those looking to break away from the traditional thanksgiving. ((paul joncich)) >> the economic impact these tourist will have on the valley./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at
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it's expected to be a busy thanksgiving weekend on the strip. ((paul joncich)) >> that's according to the las vegas convention and visitors authority... visitation numbers are up compared to last year. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live on las vegas boulevard and flamingo... where tens of thousands of families will be spending the holiday. karen?
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are breaking away from the traditional thanksgiving at home... instead, they are spending the long holiday weekend enjoying the most popular destination in the country. triple-a says las vegas is the top thanksgiving vacation spot. the strip is expected to welcome an estimated 300-thousand visitors from around the globe. but on any given weekend, about one-quarter of the tourists come from southern california. we've been seeing a lot of families walking a many of them tell us they wanted to do something different this holiday and las vegas was a short drive away. around town.. while some restaurants and stores will be closed thursday... it will be business as ususal on the las vegas strip! ((amanda arentsen - las vegas convention & visitors authority: there's so many different things to do and see that suit a variety of interest and variety of price points. we've got some of the best chefs in the world that are here that are offering great holiday meals at fabulous prefixed prices. we got the best entertainment in the world. you can see a show with the family.))
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on how busy the strip will be.... there are approximately 150-thousand hotel rooms. last year occupancy during the busiest weekend which was in july, was about 98-percent. occupancy this thanksgiving weekend is almost 93-percent. ((karen castro)) >> and of course, all those visitors will be spending money during their stay. the economic impact is estimated at more than 201-million dollars. news now. ((paul joncich)) one reason people come here is for our fantastic november weather. ((christianne klein)) >> lets get the forecast with ted. he's at a holiday toy drive tonight.. hi tedd! ((tedd florendo)) (( we had big storms that pushed through east clark county this morning but have not since dissipated.
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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 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
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close to 2 dozen foster teens got a total makeover today... with some help from the community. the 23 teens were from "boys town nevada" got pampered at "look style society" inside tivoli village.. before getting dressed up for a fancy night out.. complete with a photoshoot and 5-star dinner. the event was put on by giovanna raccosta.. she works with local organization "dinner on us" and was an "acts of kindness years ago. staff at the salon say these kinds of events have a lasting impact on the teens: (( shari ghiorzi//look style society "we do a lot of community service work with youths that are going down a wrong path and hopefully it helps them to recognize what it could be like to just be good and join the real world in a good capacity." )) ((christianne klein)) >> this isn't the first year for the event.. but it is the first time "look style society" has taken part.
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year./// ((paul joncich)) get ready to say goodbye to whiskers, movember is almost over. movember is men's health month, that's why some of us here at eight news now are a little hairy. this thing on my upper lip is one example. it's to raise awareness about health issues - that men tend to ignore. like our mental health. doctors say men are more reluctant to discuss life issues such as trouble at work, relationship break ups or loss of a family member. and that silence can lead to depression... an (( dr philippe lam/healthcare partners: "and i think that these traits are linked to the traditional masculinity, where men feel pressure to appear strong or stoic, to try to come across as manly, but in doing so, they do themselves a disservice.")) ((paul joncich))
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group says men who are reluctant to seek out a psychologist can consult their primary care physician - who can point them in the right direction to get help. ((paul joncich)) experts say untreated depression plays a large part in the high male suicide rate - which at 500-thousand a year, works out to approximatly one suicide per minute. so men, if you're hurting... talk to someone about it../// ((christianne klein)) as trump continues his transitions concerns continue to mount. ((paul joncich)) >> many are wondering who will come first... his businesses or the public. we take a look next.///
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this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) president- elect trump tells the new york times that government conflict of interest laws will not apply to him as president. he said under the law, he has no obligation to cut ties with his businesses. ((christianne klein)) >> he also said the trump name, quote "is certainly a hotter brand than it was before." anna werner has more on the president- elect's outlook on his business ventures. saying... when it comes to conflicts of interest, the law favored him, and that "the president can't have a conflict of interest". but this law professor says that's not true. (quinn) he's wrong because the president has an obligation to act in all things, for america first in his words. brian quinn is from boston college. (quinn) and when there is the prospect, even the likelihood that his private business interests can affect his decision making then it's hard for the citizens, to really believe that
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first and not for his own personal interest. donald trump's interests, and businesses, span 59 properties in at least 12 other countries...everything from residential towers to golf courses to hotels. the trump organization has said management of the businesses will transfer to mr. trump's children when he becomes president. "this is big league stuff" and on 60 minutes, he said the country will be his priority. (trump 60 minutes) "i don't care about hotel occupancy. doing." but mr. trump's transition activities have raised questions. the president-elect was photographed at trump tower last week with three of his indian business partners. while the trump camp later claimed it wasn't a meeting - only a brief exchange of hellosit drew attention in india. (madan) "it wasn't received much like the way it was received here." tanvi madan is an indian foreign policy expert with the brookings institution. "one thing it definitely did was increase the visibility of both the
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indian media." there's also ivanka trump's presence at a meeting between her father and japanese prime minister shinzo abe. and an argentine spokesman from the president's office says ivanka trump said "hello" to argentine president mauricio macri at the end of a congratulatory call between the argentine leader and mr. trump last week. the trump team didn't return our request for a comment. new york times reporters said mr. trump told them on tuesday, "if it were up to some peoplei would never, ever see my again." quinn says removing conflicts for mr. trump means separating himself from his businesses. (brian quinn) "merely turning over the management of businesses while he maintains a financial interest in all of them // is not gonna be sufficient to allay any sort of conflict. // every dollar that gets invested or spent or raised by the business through sales is a dollar that goes into his pocket - even if his children are managing
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wednesday's child tonite is a pair of hip-hop dancin' brothers... who are very deserving of an adoptive home. ((christianne klein)) >> dave courvosier introduces us to the duo next./// announcer: you're
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child the "dynamite duo". not only are they a couple of accomplished hip-hop dancers, ((christianne klein)) but they're so adorably adoptable that you might want to reach for the phone right now. dave courvoisier is here to tell us about 'em. ((dave courvoisier)) >> 'just loved watching these two guys -- ages 5 and 7 -- put their dance moves on us. but of course there's a lot more to them than that... and what they need most is a
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(( )) (open with nats) even our dance instructor at studio 305 had to stand back and re-think his approach to quentin and duane when they really got fired up. (brief nats) these two brothers were really excited when they found out where we were going to meet them: 16.16 they were ready, but what's cute is their case manager comes and visits often and when she goes she films them dann ready they are always ready to dance. duane is the older one - but the boys pretty equally share a close relationship. 15.55 i think quentin follows him and that's okay because he's a good role model so everything that duane does he's a good example and he's loving and he's kind to his brother and his brother catches right on and does the same. quentin is probably the better dancer, and both have loads of potential. 18.20 you know i could actually see them both in sports. i could see them even playing in
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i could see them attending college and graduating from college and being successful adults. both boys are well-behaved, and seemingly unaffected by what so far has been a lack of good parenting. they need a family that is active, and has time to spend with them. 18.52 i think it's important for the audience to know that these two boys deserve a loving kind and warm home where they could call their home a forever home. consistency and stability is what they need. ((dave courvoisier)) and clear for adoption. the adoption exchange expects to get a lot of calls about them, so please make your call now to 702-436-6335. ((dave courvoisier)) also wanna mention that we're preparing a half-hour special of adoption success stories... it's coming up monday, december 5th, and you'll want to see how these special families are blessed by their adoptions. ((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through
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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 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
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chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ ... .................. satellite and radar composite shows clear skies after the clouds we had yesterday. we have cooler 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
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................................ ... ................. tonight expect a low near 40 and chilly as you'll need the jacket 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 more clouds by sunday. slight chance for showers on monday and 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.
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cyber crime. but hackers have zeroed in on some large targets here in las vegas: hotels and casinos. the i-team's vanessa murphy tells us it's an expensive -- dark secret that few want to
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((vanessa murphy)) data breaches reported twice at the hard rock hotel and casino and affinity gaming...over the past few years... and a major cyber attack on las vegas sands in 2014... ((jonathan narveson//accenture managing director: they don't want to be on the news about losing customer data because that affects the trust in their brand.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the i-team reached out to the affected businesses to find out more about their responses to the attacks and other casino to find out how they're trying to protect customer information... none would agree to any interviews and no official comments. ((jonathan: nobody wants to show where they're weak. and i think that's one of the problems that we have in terms of responding to cyber security threats.)) ((vanessa murphy)) jonathan narveson is a managing director at accenture - a global company which helps businesses with technology.
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banking, in insurance, in casinos, across the board, cyber crime is a very existential threat to the livelihood of those firms.)) ((vanessa murphy)) turns out iranian hackers may have been to blame for the attack against international gaming giant las vegas sands - the venetian and palazzo websites personal information was stolen... according to bloomberg, damage was estimated at 40-million dollars. ((jonathan: we see it from the cyber activists who want to make a demonstration// or even the lone wolf kind of thing where it's you know, the old classic college guy in a bedroom in his basement who's doing the attacks.)) ((vanessa murphy)) arresting the hackers rarely happens... ((adam pranter/fbi: how many we can actually get our hands, that's become harder and harder because the nature of the internet, right? is such that you know every corner of the
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that.)) ((vanessa murphy)) supervisory special agent adam pranter runs the f-b-i cyber squad in las vegas. he says cyber attacks have cost businesses in the valley millions - and the i-team has learned that's for a variety of reasons... ((vanessa murphy/reporter: are companies paying ransom to hackers? adam: i believe some companies are paying ransom to hackers. yes. we advise that they not pay ransom you know for the same reason we don't want to keep that - because they're making money off these - we don't want to keet having money.)) ((vanessa murphy)) often times - hackers will lock information until digital currency is transferred in a nearly untraceable way - and when a company's livelihood is threatened - well....they send the money. ((vanessa murphy/reporter: have any if your local clients paid ransom? troy wilkinson/axiom: yes.)) ((vanessa murphy)) troy wilkinson runs axiom cyber
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vegas and across the country. ((troy: we never recommend paying the ransom simply because we're going to encourage this behavior.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the businesses end up funding the enemy. and since there's no requirement to report any attack or whether ransom is paid...the problem is difficult to get ahold of and fight. ((adam: it's difficult for me as well to quantify a lot of what is going on out there.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the head of the nevada gaming control board would not agree to but he tells the i-team so far - no cyber attack at a casino property has affected gaming operations... and businesses are encouraged to report any attacks - but again they are not required... ((troy: it's the perfect storm of hackers having the ability to take advantage of open vulnerabilities.)) ((vanessa murphy)) vanessa murphy, 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) you can check out several i-team reports on cyber security on our website at las vegas now dot com.///
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8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. nevada's premier water park, wet'n'wild las vegas, returns for its fifth season of summer fun and will begin selling 2017 season passes on sunday, nov.
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has a name... "the vegas golden knights!" george mcphee/gm: "we've got something special here and it's a treat for all of us." ((denise valdez)) >> the final countdown to the 2017 season opener is on -- but a lot still needs to happen before the puck drops. ((paul joncich)) >> along with last night's announcement... came the demand for merchandise. so where do you need to go if
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valdez)) >> the holiday season is finally here... and that means millions around the country are headed out of town. we're keeping an eye on the roads and sky... to make sure you're prepared for the rush that comes ahead of thanksgiving day.///

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