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police brutality, and he says this video backs up his claims. thanks for joining us, i'm paula francis. ((dave courvoisier)) and i'm dave courvoisier... it's video of a fight inside the hard rock hotel and casino... obtained by our own vanessa murphy. she's live in the newsroom with the story. vanessa? ((vanessa murphy)) a metro police report has one story... this man suing the department has another.... but what may stand out.... is a punch thrown and what unfolds after that which is caught on video. (( )) ((ian tuuamalemalo/plai ntiff: they could have killed me.)) ((vanessa murphy)) ian tuuamalemalo says this video is difficult to watch. first a tug on his shirt followed by what may be a punch, he's taken to the ground and restrained and then carried while he appears to be passed out. ((ian: i don't like being helpless.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this was january 26th of 2014. the 34-year-old man says he visiting from california for a reggae show at the hard rock hotel and casino when he had a run-in with metro police..... he and his attorney cal potter
((cal potter/attorney: society has said you know we're going to hold these police officers accountable. we're gonna allow private attorneys to come in and sue for violations of civil rights.)) ((vanessa murphy)) they are claiming this is excessive use of force by police.... since there is no audio, it's unclear how this started and what was said between police and tuuamalemelo. a metro report describes him as aggressive and refers to his size... he tells us at the time, he was nearly 380 pounds... and he's 6'1'' when he appears to walk away though... we see this action.... ((ian: i feel a tug on my shirt. i just remembered, i turned around, right when i turned around, that's when i seen the officer he just had a, just a full swing, just takes one to my face.)) ((cal: there is no excuse for that.)) ((vanessa murphy)) potter says he's concerned about the tactics used for restraint here. ((potter: in a perfect world, the united states attorney's office would pick up this case and prosecute it and indict the
((vanessa murphy)) tuuamalemalo was arrested for resisting a public officer and destroying property at the hard rock. charges were later dropped. he says he complained to the department.... and received this letter in january of 2015 - about a year after the incident....statin g a policy violation was found to be sustained....but it does not state what that violation is and who may have been held accountable. ((potter: there is a blue wall of silence that are all aware that work in the police misconduct business and civil rights violations.)) > ((vanessa murphy)) i contacted metro police this morning to get information about these claims or to get any kind of comment. i was told no one was available to comment by our deadline tonight and metro typically doesn't comment on pending litigation anyway. reporting live, vanessa murphy, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) vanessa, do we know why the officers were there and do we know anything about the person who appears to have thrown a punch? ((vanessa murphy)) according to a report,
control and fights breaking out.... so that's why the officers may have been there... and attorney cal potter says he believes the person who may have thrown a punch is a sergeant, but we could not confirm that. we're going to continue to work on this case./// ((paula francis)) another story you will only see on 8 news now... a dog is lucky to survive a coyote attack. ((dave courvoisier)) local wildlife experts say more of these animals are roaming the valley this time of year, even going into neighborhoods where they can target your pets. ((paula francis)) patranya bhoolsuwan shows us how... this dog got out alive and what you can do to protect your pets. patranya? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) this is one lucky dog...it all happened right before new years ...and tonight, this little guy remains on the road to recovery. this as the warning goes out to other pet owners to keep your animals close... as more coyotes are being spotted around the valley: < ((ira urgenson/dog snatched by coyote: "he was a split second away from being eaten when i got there.//i call him my new years miracle.")) ira urgenson holding 6 year old "dylan" a little closer these days. this after the yorkshire terrier
his home in summerlin by a coyote... ((ira urgenson/dog snatched by coyote: "i thought he was a goner, who retrieves their dog when a coyote takes off with them.")) a traumatic scenario that's becoming more common in the valley. ((doug nielsen/nevada department of wildlife: "to a coyote, a cat or a dog is just another animal...they just see that it got 4 legs and it looks edible so they will take it.")) doug nielsen with the nevada department of wildlife says the early part of the year... is breeding season for coyotes. that means more of these animals are roaming the valley looking for mates, and they do go into urban areas adjacent to open land. ((doug nielsen/nevada department of wildlife: "right now the chances of seeing them move about are pretty good.")) nielsen advises people to not let pets out of sight especially in the early morning or evening when coyotes often look for food. ((patranya: "another tip...don't use retractable leash like this one...it just lets your pets roam too far from reach.")) ((doug nielsen/nevada department of wildlife: "all coyotes need is a gap, just enough space, they feel comfortable they can grab the pet and go.")) ((ira
"he had some superficial bite marks where had been picked up.")) urgenson is counting his blessings the coyote dropped dylan before getting away that night. ((ira urgensen/dog snatched by coyote: "i was a little laxed one too many times...patranya: "you are thankful he's okay? ira urgensen/dog snatched by coyote:" that's right i am not laxed anymore.")) > ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and wildlife experts say one of the worst things you can do is feed these coyotes.... this will keep them coming back into your neighborhoods. ... and with the weather not being too hot right now...they can show up anytime of day -- not just when it's cooler./// ((paula francis)) > patranya, any other advice if you see these coyotes in your community, with or without your pet? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) don't leave trash or extra pet food out because that could attract them. and if they get too close, you can spray them with a garden hose to keep them away and that by the way, won't hurt them.// ((dave courvoisier)) > new details to tell you about
government's argument against cliven bundy... as it was presented in court today. a federal judge in portland denied bundy bail. much of the evidence submitted related to the 2014 armed standoff in bunkerville. a recent 8 news now story by vanessa murphy was submitted as evidence by the government that bundy has no plans of lying down to the federal government. in that interview bundy stated -- quote -- "i'm not gonna ever let the federal government come here and abuse me... again" -- end quote. cliven bundy is being represented by a lawyer based out of salem, oregon. the federal government also alleges that occupiers of the malheur national wildlife refuge in oregon that were arrested and granted release have holed up with armed guards on bundy ranch./// ((paula francis)) > lawyers for ammon bundy, cliven bundy's son, have requested access to the malheur site for evidence processing... but that request hasn't been granted yet. f-b-i personnel have been processing the scene since saturday and estimate that it will take 21 days to complete
tactical teams reported "significant" amounts of human feces in and around an outdoor camping area... as well as large food stores that are spoiling. occupiers are said to have left behind weapons and explosives... and the f-b-i wants to eliminate any possible booby traps before granting access to the site. the government says bundy's lawyers will be allowed on site once it is given the all-clear./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the runnin' rebels on the road... chris maathuis has your highlights just ahead from another tight finish for unlv against air force. plus: (( it was definitely someone who trusted )) ((dave courvoisier)) who killed this las vegas mother? the i-team's george knapp sits down with the detectives trying to crack a 23 year-old cold case./// ((tedd florendo)) >the stretch of 70's continues, but now we're going to push it even more. how's 80's sound? brief cool down. ahead.
years, metro police have been searching for a vicious killer. the victim, a 35- year-old single mom, had no known enemies, but detectives are pretty sure the murderer was someone who knew the victim well. ((paula francis)) the investigation is once
again on the front burner for a pair of cold case detectives..
daughter of the dead woman. george knapp is here with the story and a plea for the public's help. ((george knapp)) her name was rosemary phoenix, a fun- loving casino dealer, mother of a 7 year old daughter. she left work early one night but someone was
lurking inside her home. cold case detectives think it was someone she knew and trusted, and they're asking for help in solving this crime. (( )) melody phoenix: she was a big bird lover. she had lots of bird pictures. melody phoenix was just 7 years old when her mother was murdered, so memories of her mom are hazy, but she reinforces them every time she looks back at family photos. rosemary phoenix was an attractive and vivacious 35 year old single mom. she had a good job, working as a dealer at the mirage, led an active life with plenty of friends, lived in a nice home in the northwest part of town, and even had an amiable relationship
raise their daughter. for most of her life, melody knew very little about her mother's death. melody phoenix/daughter of murder victim: growing up i didn't talk too much about it or think too much about it.....i really just knew she has been killed and that we didn't know how or why. that changed when melody summoned the courage to confront the mystery. she met with veteran homicide detectives ken hefner and dean o'kelley, who recently came out of retirement to work nothing but cold case murders. ... melody: ..told him that, you know, show me pictures, show me everything you've got. hefner shared some of the photos in the file, but advised melody to forego the most graphic details. melody phoenix: upon hearing that, i kinda knew how gruesome it was. many of the crime scene photos in the file are too unsettling to show on television. investigators say phoenix left work a bit early on the night of may 12th and drove to her home on broadriver drive. this is the house as it looks today. rosemary would usually pull into
from there. but on her last night, the garage door opener had been disabled. when she entered the front door. someone was waiting. the attacker used a blunt instrument to bash her head, then stabbed her multiple times with a kitchen knife. ken hefner/cold case homicide investigator: it was definitely someone who knew her, someone she once trusted, somebody who knew her routine and habits. it was personal. gk why do you say that? the degree of force and violence use in killing her. as an afterthought, i think they moved things around in the house to make it look staged, like a burglary. .... but there was no forced entry to the house so to us it appears it was somebody she trusted, knew her, and maybe even had keys to the place. the body was found a few hours later by larry bryan, rosemary's boyfriend at the time. he arrived around 3 am, found
door, and drove to a pay phone to call police. weeks after the murder, this flyer was posted at the mirage and was sent to local media, which generated a new round of news stories. the same person who made the flyer also created a video of rosemary's life interspersed with news clips about her murder. larry bryan, the boyfriend, later admitted that made both, in part to keep pressure on police to solve the crime. the detectives say they have dna evidence from the scene but it isn't a match for bryan, or for rosemary's ex husband, or anyone else. the detectives say they're hoping that by now, the killer has talked to someone. hefner: we're hoping somebody has gotten this off their chests to somebody else, talked to somebody they shouldn't have. melody i'd love to have a theory. i'd love to be able to put the puzzle pieces together to where it makes sense.
it wasn't a robbery. it wasn't sexual in nature. it doesn't make sense. melody now has a daughter of her own and hopes she will have answers by the time her daughter gets old enough to ask about it. gk: what will you tell her? melody: it would be great if it would be solved by that point. to be able to say hey this happened and here's why.... ((george knapp)) there was something else odd about the crime scene. rosemary's car was parked about 50 yards away from her house and the door wasn't closed all the way. it's possible the killer moved it out of the driveway. i spoke to the ex-husband and the boyfriend larry bryan and both agreed to be interviewed so we will come back to this case. in the meantime, anyone with information can contact the i- team or metro homicide. we have links on our website along with information about other cold cases. tomorrow at 11, a convenience
unborn child./// "from 8 news now, this is your most accurate weather now with tedd florendo." ((tedd florendo)) >another gorgeous day with temps in the 70's again making it 10 days straight now. winds have also slackened quite a bit down to less than 10 with some gusts still around the colorado river. it's about to get even windier though the next few days. ............................... ........ here are your weather headlines. we have wind alerts to talk about that have been issued. spring-like temperatures are still sticking around even with a slight cool down ahead. near 80 tomrrow and we also have slight shower brief shower chances. ............................... ............ mid to high 70's this afternoon with warmer temps over to the east side of the valley where
cooler up in mount charleston in the inthe 60's late day. temps are still riding about 1o or more above average for many valley neighborhoods. ............................... ................ regional temps this afternoon were warmer in areas like laughlin and death valley with the warmest temps. still looking at 50's to late day in the central part of the state. ............................... ................... we a high wind warning for the spring mountains that starts tomorrow at 10 am through thursday. forecasted gusts start at 50 then up to 60 by thursday. for the valley and most of the region we have a wind advisory that starts thursday however. that's expected to be our windiest day with gusts up to 50. ............................... ................. when to they start? calm early then winds by late morning and late day get breezier. thursday will be our windiest day which is showin ginthe mulitiple red and purple colors. especially for the mountains. then calming more by friday. ............................... ............... here's what to expect. breezy later on wednesday. gusts up to 50 in the mountains tomorrow. showers later are possible. thursday strong winds. cooler near 70. slight shower chances wednesday
mountain snow expected with highest chances above 7,000'. ............................... ......... 50 for the low with cool and clear conditions. light winds and above average for our low and high. tomorrow expect a high of 79 warm and breezy. the record is 81 and more clouds expected. ............................... .................... neighborhood highs tomorrow in the low 80's through many parts of the valley with coolest temps over to the west side and northwest sections. ............................... ............. extended forecast shows those winds for a couple of days and clouds. shower chances will be brief. then warm back to the 70's and above average with more tranquile weather this weekend. some are
state classroom problem -- not enough teachers for our students. right now, in clark county alone, the school district needs to fill about seven- hundred positions. tony smith shows us how the hiring process is going. < ((tony smith, 8 news now - standup)) a clark county school rep told me, they're seeing an increase in hiring compared to last year. but it is too early to determine just how much the governor's provisional license program will help with the teacher shortage. ((michael gentry, interim human resources chief for ccsd)) "that's why the goal of this coming school year is to have every position filled." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) it is michael gentry's job to recruit new teachers. right now, there are hundreds of thousands of students, but not enough educators in the classrooms. but to help -- the governor's office gave school districts the
teaching licenses. ((michael gentry, interim human resources chief for ccsd)) "so, we are starting to see the tracking and i think a certain percentage, maybe the bulk of is thanks to the provisional licensing." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) new teachers like dominquie de biaso - who is a first-year teacher from ohio. elementary)) "when i came in, i knew we were a high need region. we are the 5th largest school we have to fill those classrooms." ((tony smith, 8 news now)) in > to the governor's emergency licensure program -- the governor approved teacher hiring incentives and scholarships to enhance recruitment./// ((dave courvoisier)) > the rebels runnin' on fumes tonight. ((paula francis)) unlv on the road to play air force. chris maathuis here to show us who was tonight's shooting star. ((chris maathuis)) seems like there's always somebody who steps up... an unexpected hero. we'll show who played brightest on the big stage tonight as the rebels shoot for three wins in a row. plus....ronda rousey has some very revealing comments about her loss to holly holm. that's coming up here on channel
maathuis)) tonight unlv visiting air force... they go on as a touchdown favorite... remember they routed air force here at the mack in january winning 100-to-64. so ya figure even if it's not a 36 point win, unlv should beat this lowly falcon team. but this time, no stephen zimmerman or ben carter. so it's not going to be that easy. rebels jump out to a 9 point first half lead with just over six to play on inside move by dwayne morgan. but then the falcons dig in, cj siples 3 of his 17 and air force led 35-31 at the half. second half it was back and forth.. it was tied at 42-then- 47 and later at 51. unlv actually led 54-53. but it came down to the final minutes.. and unlv had too many defensive times. the defensive lapses really hurt unlv and unfortunate breaks.... easy second half baskets for the falcons.
tie or take the lead they'd come up short. one of those nights. even when the moved the ball and for the tie, mccaw.. for the tie... wide open... tough breaks. as air force knocks off the rebels 79-74. pat mccaw and jalen poyser each with 15 in the loss. ((chris maathuis)) the rebels now get ready for their rivals on saturday. a little revenge on their minds as reno rolls into las vegas for a 7 pm tip at the mack. ((chris maathuis)) ufc star ronda rousey lost her first fight in november to holly holm. she recently hosted saturday night live and now appears on the cover of sports illustrated swimsuit issue. on ellen degeneres she opened up for the first time and talked of suicidal thoughts following that loss. ronda rousey/former ufc champion: "i was in the corner and i what am i and i was sitting there literally thinking about killing myself and in that second, i'm like i'm nothing., what do i do anymore. ellen degeneres: "there are a lot of people out there who have thoughts like that and they're looking at you saying if she can have thoughts like that , so you just did a lot of good for a lot of people."
vegas motor speedway has cornered the market for those wanting to drive like the big boys. they have a handful of driving schools and experiences out there. but south of las vegas, there's a new kid on the block.. speedvegas is ready to roll out it's driving experience this spring. ((chris maathuis)) aaron fessler/speedvegas ceo: " there are so many people come to las vegas with their ideas but didn't have what it took to make the idea a reality." ((chris maathuis)) five months ago, speed vegas broke ground on a project they hope will attract drivers looking to cross something off their bucket list. aaron: "this is really a dream come true." ((chris maathuis)) fast forward and work progressing. but remember this is las vegas. aaron: "i think i've been really surprised at how difficult it's been to get to this stage, we've had great support from the politicians and zoning folks, but the reality is that is impresses me that anything gets built anywhere." ((chris maathuis)) despite all the plans, permits, setbacks and headaches... speedvegas is coming to life. aaron': "you simply have to will it to get done, you just can't give up." ((chris maathuis)) asphalt on the 1.5 million track goes down next month... aaron: "it has 12 turns, 15 degree bank 60 feet elevation change." ((chris maathuis)) the
now it looks like this... but in a few months, it'll look like this. shelby gt's, ferrari's and lamborghini's will soon race on this road course.... the speed depends on you. aaron: "you can go as fast as you feel you've got the courage to back it up... i feel it wouldn't be uncommon for you to do 120-140 miles per hour, if you had what it took to make it happen." chris: "don't forget speedvegas opens in march have a great day." ((paula francis)) > we're back right after this.///
has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. our top three unlikely stories for the day... ((dave courvoisier)) this tiny, tear down home in vancouver, canada fetched quite a price tag... selling for two-and-a- half million dollars! it was only on the market for two weeks and will likely be torn down and built over./// ((tedd florendo)) singer and actress vanessa hudgens is being investigated for defacing an arizona national park... after instagramming a picture of her name and her boyfriend's etched into a red rock. that's a misdemeanor and can lead to six months in jail and a five- thousand dollar fine./// ((paula francis)) history will be made coming up on the late show with stephen colbert... republican presidential hopeful donald trump will become the first guest ever to phone into
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