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access.wgbh.org((dave courvoisier)) > exposed to a predator: 15.15ish: "they failed miserable in their responsiblity to ensure the safety of these children " the warning parents say a school district missed about a teacher.. and what they want done about it now... ((denise valdez)) > caught having sex on the high roller: "in 18 years of practicing, i've never seen this charge" why an attorney says the felony charge for this pair are too harsh.. and what he says actually went on inside... ((dave courvoisier)) > undone by fine print: well i canceled this one and i'm not getting another .. the home warranty that one woman learned wasn't what it seemed.. and 8 on your side tells you how to avoid the same problem.. < news music voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 6." > ((denise valdez)) > the clark county school district is in hot water this evening. ((dave courvoisier)) > 'facing a class action lawsuit... alleging it failed to protect students from a teacher with a
sharie johnson talked with the attorney behind the lawsuit... who says the school district's actions we're negligent. ((sharie johnson)) the attorney behind this case is a high-profile attorney... and a las vegas native who is a product of the clark county school district. robert eglet. before i run down the lawsuit... let me give you the background of the teacher at the center of the controversy. you might remember jeremiah mazo. he was first arrested in 2008 by north las vegas police for allegedly molesting students. at that time he taught at simmons elementary school. the case was dismissed because of a lack of evidence. ccsd transferred him to hayden elementary. but last year... he was arrested again.. pleading guilty to lesser charges... sentenced to 60 years in prison. parents of alleged victims filed the suit... believing the district should have warned all parents of mazo's past... preventing inapproprate sex acts at school. ((robert eglet, senior partner, eglet prince
was taking into a closet, in the school, on a regular basis; now for the school district to suggest they had no notice, they had no idea this would go on is ludacris; they completely and utterly failed in the responsiblity to protect these children )) ((sharie johnson)) ccsd would only issue a short statement saying quote we don't comment on pending litigation.. end-quote. meanwhile.... eglet believes more victims will come forward. ((sharie johnson)) eglet says they want to make sure this never happens to another child. ((denise valdez)) sharie, what procedures should have been followed? sharie johnson ccsd wouldn't say anything beyond the statement. but eglet says it's clear the school district either doesn't have the proper procedures in place... or they're not following them. ((dave courvoisier)) > a story about a couple's decision to get
the las vegas strip is getting a lot of attention across the country. now the attorney representing the woman in this case is explaining why he thinks his client is being unfairly prosecuted. paul joncich joins us with more about the incident. ((paul joncich)) the attorney for 21-year-old chloe scardianos says the two were drunk... and thought no one would see them when they decided to have sex in one of the pods of the high roller. this all happened on friday afternoon.. around 3 p-m. scardianos and 27 year old philip panzicas were inside a pod....when according to the police report an attendant noticed they started to undress and have sex. the attendent told them over the intercom to stop and get dressed, but the couple only stopped momentarily and then continued on. scardinanos attorney chris rasmussen says they could not understand the commands and says they had no ill intent in their actions... he spoke via facetime to our affiliate in houston.. ((chris rasmussen/attorne y for chloe scordianos) "they didn't enter this cabin to commit a sex act, this wasn't their intent. they were intoxicated which
such as this, and i believe as they are charged they are not guilty." "in 18 years of practicing, i've never seen this charge" )) ((paul joncich)) people in the pod next to them noticed what was happening and some took out their phones to record it. security and the manager for the high roller told police sex acts in the pods are happening more often and they fear it will impact their reputation and business. we're also learning a little more about panzica... it turns out this is not his first run in with the law... about ten years ago in texas, where he is from, he faced numerous charges including possession of marijuana, burglary and d-u-i. ((paul joncich)) the pair faces charges of commissions of certain sex acts in public. and while the couple thought the spacing of the pods and the slow speed protected them from being seen... the pods are encased in floor to ceiling windows allowing numerous opportunities for those inside to be seen. they're scheduled to be back in court next month./// ((dave courvoisier)) > we asked
brian robert reid said: all the lewdness on the strip and they are pressing felony charges. that's ridiculous but gery flowers disagreed: perfect !!!!! the laws are laws and if they don't wanna follow the rules in a civilized society, too bad. you can join the conversation on the 8newsnow facebook page./// ((denise valdez)) > the ethel m chocolate factory is henderson is known not just for it's chocolates.. but also it's cactus garden. and now they have it all decked out in time for valentine's day this weekend. tedd florendo is out there to give us a look at the garden.. and your most accurate weather now forecast.. tedd... < >what a beautiful day outside with well above normal temps in the 70's this afternoon. even warmer for phoenix and l.a. especially flirting with 90 this afternoon. comfortable in san francisco in
cooling off a little tonight. chilly still in southern great basin and northern arizona. overnight lows expected to stay cool rather than chilly by morning. ............................... ................ here's your evening forecast. staying clear and mild early since we warmed above average today. winds staying light for now, but expect them to stay gusty down the colorado river for a few more days. cooler by 8 news now at 11 in the 50's. overnight low dropping to 40's by morning with more sunshine in the forecast for tomorrow. ((dave courvoisier)) > gearing
why the county says they're expecting their highest number of weddings this year over weekend... chris maathuis > plus... the city lost a humble giant and huge supporter of unlv athletics and academics. details on the passing of rich abajian coming up later in sports. ((dave courvoisier)) > guest at
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the luxor are being allowed back in their rooms after being evacuated for hours this afternoon. a room service attendant found an
unspecified liquid in what police are describing as an unknown container in an room at about 11 a-m. they evacuated three floors of guest rooms and called in metro police. they now say the substance is non- hazardous./// ((denise valdez)) > metro police are still trying to track down the people responsible for an early morning shooting in a
it happened inside the rosemont gated community near hualapai and desert inn.. at around 4 o'clock this morning. a man and a teenage girl were both shot and are in critical condition. police think the suspects and victims knew each other.. and say this was not a random incident. a handgun was found in a park across the street. but they do not have a suspect description.. and are asking people to call crimestoppers if they know anything./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the county clerk is expecting a lot of valentine's day weddings over the weekend. the county says making it a long holiday because of president's day.. will only make it busier. they are encouraging couples to complete the marriage license pre- application on their website. valentine's day.. and the day right before... are typically the busiest days of the year to get married. last year they issued more than 16-hundred licenses over the weekend./// ((denise valdez)) > a water heater on the fritz: (( we had a problem with um abnormal color coming out of our faucet it was brownish orange color))
company had a local woman turning to 8 on your side for help. her water heater broke and she wanted a new one ... but the warranty company said no. ((denise valdez)) consumer advocate michelle mortensen uncovered the reason why... and it might just have you questioning your home warranty contract if you have one ((michelle mortensen)) we get these complaints a lot. people buy home warranties and think they're a get out of jail get out of jail free card. but that's not how it always works.
and even if you do get a replacement ... it might not be what you think it is. < your water heater might just be the least talked about item in your home.... unless it stops working. ((we had a problem with um abnormal color coming out of our faucet it was brownish orange color. )) sarahetta thompson's water heater first went on the fritz in 2011. back then her home warranty company offered to replace it for her ... and it only cost her $55. but fast forward to the end of 2015 .... and the gross colored water was back. ((so i called and i requested a service call)) once again she needed a new water heater ... but this time... ((they said they can replace it for 2300 dollars)) why the
big difference? well ... lets rewind to 2011. ((they installed a 2004 water heater in 2011 )) yep ... they gave her a much older model when they offered that practically free replacement. sarahetta turned to 8 on your side seeking justice ...
justice had been served. the fine print spelled out everything. the company contractually didn't have to replace anything in her home with something new ... just something "similar" and the contract strictly states the company
has sole discretion in everything. ((sarhetta: so basically they aren't responsible for much)) sarahetta ended up buying a new water heater ... but as a concession ... the home warranty did chip in $500. ((what do you think of home warranties now? well i canceled another .. so that's what i think (laughs) )) > ((michelle mortensen)) the take away here is ... if you invest in a home warranty company .. research the one you pick and read all the fine print of the contract. you'll lower the risk for surprises ... and disappointments .. if you do.
average again. winds are light in the valley but still gusty at times down the colorado river. we do not have any wind alerts however. expecting temps to stay mild then cool overnight and steering clear of any freezing temps this time around. ............................... ......... clear in the western half of the country while the eastern half is getting all the inclement weather in the form of snow. big area of low pressure moving through the great lakes mixing in with the cold canadian air
the way down to georgia, that's how cold it is out there. more snow for areas like boston, the cape and maine again. lake effect snow expect for areas on the eastern shortes of erie and michigan. ............................... ............... back west big ridge still amplified over up to canada. we have some clouds making their way into norther california but no rain. ridge will begin to move a little for next few days however ............................... ...................... weekend forecast looks good with friday looking nice and more clouds over the weekend. we still stay above average but slightly cooler by late weekend with those clouds. next week bigger changes on the way. ............................... .................. tonight expect a low 45 under clear skies and cool conditions. light winds overnight with temps just a little above average. tomorrow we could reach record highs ............................... ......... extended forecast shows near record temps on some days andsabove average highs for ite some times.aeby late weekend and
((denise valdez)) > the nevada caucus is the third state to vote for the democrats.. and the fourth for the republicans. for both.. of latino voters. this weekend... a nonpartisan voter education candidiate forum is being held for latinos at c-s-n. representative s for the presidential candidates.. as well as candidates for congress and the senate will be there from both sides of the aisle. there will also be training seminars on how to caucus. the event will be friday from 1 to 5 p-m.. and saturday from 8 in the morning until 11 a-m. and again it will be at the college of southern nevada cheyenne campus. we have more information on las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) > although
clinton will leave the state with more delegates. the reason is super- delegates. they are party officials or sitting members of congress who can support the candidate of thier choice... and nearly all of them across the country have pledged themselves to clinton. adding in those who have already declared their support... clinton has 394 delegates already. sanders has 42. 2-thousand 382 are needed for the democratic nomination. republicans do not have super delegates... so their delegate count stands like this: donald trump: 17 ted cruz: 10 marco rubio: 7 john kasich: 4 jeb bush: 3 one thousand- ,237 delegates are needed for a republican to win. carly fiorina and chris christie both dropped out of the race today./// ((denise valdez)) > don't forget... we are your local election headquarters throughout the season... on air and online./// > ((dave courvoisier)) the rebels are back on the court
the walking wounded host san jose state. ((chris maathuis)) when you think of all the promise derailed by injuries and other setbacks. injuries and other setbacks. this really has been "the lost season" so much hope fades with each injury. plus... one of the first 'sports supporters' i met in las vegas passed away suddenly overnight. more coming up here on 8 news now. <
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> ((chris maathuis)) the runnin rebels are back home tonight with no big guys in the middle and a guy named goodluck who maybe wishes he'd stayed around. the rebels lost centers' ben carter and stephen zimmerman and both are apparently done for the season. big zimm has been suffering through injuries and sickness
all year. just when he was coming on...
now goodluck okanobo, who left because he wasn't playing, would be playing a lot.
but this is the hand delt and the rebels deal the cards tonight against san jose state... the blow is they went from 3 big guys to none. (( )) todd simon/coach; "unfortunatily some injuries piled uup at the same position. we start the year with three 5 men and now we have zero 5 men... it's different situation because we have injuries at the same position." ike nwamu/guard; "it's more adversity wee've been t stay together and be on board with any adjustments make." tonight's tip is scheduled for 7 pm and will be shown on the internet... espn 3 if you're at your computer. ((chris maathuis)) we tell ya this because it's amazing how corrupt sports is becoming on the world stage. today two kenyan athletes serving four- year doping bans come forward with allegations of
track aniebration yesterday, former cimarron grad and bronco linebacker brandon marshall says he's coming home to party this weekend. we suggested the mayor ought to throw a party on fremont street like they did for bryce harper and kris bryant. individual game tickets for big league weekend here in vegas between the mets and cubs... in a rematch of the 2015 national league championship series will go on sale on next tuesday at noon at the cashman field box office. the two games, scheduled for march 31 and april 1st with ticket prices starting at 40 bucks both teams will travel to las vegas with their potential 25-man rosters for "opening day." ((chris maathuis)) we end with a real, real sad and shocking note tonight... the city is mourning the passing
manager rich abajian. he was a community leader and passionate about unlv football. the 62 year old played at reno, but coached at unlv during the randall cunninghman and iky woods era. he helped recruit cunningham to las vegas. he was a huge supporter of unlv football program and rebel academics. many of us would see rich on football trips... he wanted so badly for the team to succeed and become a successful program. many of the cars the unlv coaches drive were provided by rich at findlay toyota. his brother said rich passed away overnight from an apparent heart attack. from all of us here at channel 8... and the klas family. our most sincere condolenses and prayers going out to the abajian family dave courvoisier > thanks for watching for 8 news now at 6. we're always on at las vegas now dot com and our app ...