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passengers and 13 crew members onboard. everyone was able to safely evacuate the jet. about a dozen people suffered minor injuries...mainly from coming down the emergency chute. today's take off is the first time the triple 7 jet has been in the air since the fire. one person who saw it take off says he happened to be here at the right place at the right time after waiting months to see it take off. (( al cannavo/saw flight take off: "you could see where the side, the left side of it was all re- done. the motor on the left hand side the jet engine was replaced obviously it was unique to see." )) the national transportation safety board released a report late last year saying the left engine and pylon, left fuselage structure and inboard left wing were substanially damaged. deemed repairable. a team from boeing helped repair the jet. and british airways says the jet had to pass stringent checks before it took off from mccarran today. ((mauricio marin)) details on first place have yet to be released.
8 news now./// ((denise valdez)) mauricio....did the aircraft head straight to victorville from las
vegas? ((mauricio marin)) we looked into that. it was about a two hour flight. through an online flight radar we saw the jet head towards the phoenix area. then it finally made it's way to victorville. we've been told it was doing test flights. back to you./// ((paul joncich)) > the 15th annual las vegas taste and sounds of soul festival is taking over the fremont street experience. ((denise valdez)) it's to celebrate black history month... and that's where meterologist tedd florendo joins us from. tedd...
outside right now very looking outside right now very sunshine. winds remain light
to calm throughout the valley, with some colorado river valley. ............................... ....................... here's the forecast for this evening hour by hour. mild early on if you want to come down here and check out the festival. still plenty of sunshine or clear weather this evening. winds remain on the light end and we should be comfortable through the evening. mild even by late tonight. ((denise valdez)) thanks tedd. /// ((paul joncich)) > an update on
quest academy's roberson campus isn't closing but the charter school isn't in the clear, yet. the nevada state public charter school authority met this morning. 8 news now reporter brittany edney, joins us now from outside the roberson location. brittany... what did the board decide? paul... i've been following this story all week and it just continues to become more complex. everyone- from students, parents, faculty and officials at the charter school authorty, all agree that quest academy is in a bind-- but there's no easy solution to this. the receiver, who currently is overseeing management, says the charter school is two point four millioin dollars in debt. one of many things the board had to consider during today's meeting.,,along with debt, roberson is also stuck in a building lease that uses 44- percent of their entire campus revenue. and even if the doors close, quest would still be legally to the agreement.
the fact that the campus' special use permit expires in july... and no one knows if that will be renewed. so here's what the board concluded: the roberson campus will close and quest's high school program will end ---if--the special use permit is not renewed. the other contingency that the receiver must be sucessful in renegotiations for the property lease. many in the room admitted it's a long shot... but students say it gives them hope. at the same time, it's hard on them as well. ((john killman, student "if you've ever seen this cartoon where there's this person who is sad and there's this very dark thundercloud above them, that's pretty much how i am now. that's how i feel about this, i'm that person just walking around with that raincloud." )) the other ruling of today is that all quest academy parents are to be notified of what's going on. and they are advised to find back up school options for their kids. parents i spoke with say, they are going to look in other options for their kids for the
but what they aren't going to do, is give up on this. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) so, who has the next say on this because it sounds like the school is back to square one?? paul... in a way it is... the only difference, is today, the charter school authority chose not to close it down. next-- it's going to be up to city council... if they don't renew the special use permit, then it's over. and coming up at five, i'll have more on parents reaction to day's meeting and their plan for the next phase of this situation. paul, back to you./// ((denise valdez)) > a woman has died... following a crash on i-15 near moapa. around 9:30 a pickup crashed into a car and a semi truck. the driver and passenger of the pickup were taken to u-m-c in critical condition. one of the people died at the hospital. about half an hour before that crash... a motorcycle also went down in the same area. the two people on the bike were
((denise valdez)) > a 57 year old woman has died -- after she was hit by a pickup truck crossing the road. the crash happened early wednesday morning... on del rey avenue just west of rainbow. police say flora largusa and her husband jerry were walking their dog in a marked crosswalk... when a man in a dodge ram hit them. they were taken to u-m-c trauma.... where flora later died. police say the driver stayed on scene.. and didn't seem impaired. the investigation is on-going. /// ((paul joncich)) > we've learned the name of the man... killed in a shooting yesterday. the conorer identified him as 27-year-old lamar jones. the shooting happened just before 3pm... metro says a 911 call came in from this house on viking road. according to police... the female caller said her husband shot someone in the backyard. turns out the couple were property managers that metro says... recieved a call from a locksmith... someone was inside the home. there was a bit of a wrestling match and the property manager shot the alleged intruder. police are now trying investigating to see it was self
/// ((denise valdez)) > donald trump gets a big endorsement. ((paul joncich)) the governor who once was his g-o-p rival... that's now getting behind the billionaire businessman. /// ((denise valdez)) and navy sailors are getting a lesson in celestial navigation... something they haven't done in more than a decade. the reason they're turning to
((paul joncich)) > a person is rushed to the hospital... after being hit by a vehicle. it happened just after 3:00 on warm springs and shadow crest... that's near spencer. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police have shut down the intersection... so you'll want to avoid that area for a couple hours. authorities told us... the driver did stay on scene. /// ((denise valdez)) > donald trump picked up a major endorsement today. new jersey governor chris christie threw his support behind this gop frontrunner. christie's endorsement comes
heads with florida senator marco rubio and texas senator ted cruz at the cnn debate in houston. christie was a g-o-p contender in the race but dropped out earlier this month./// ((denise valdez)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters... for everything and anything in this election year... both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) > the navy is bringing back an old navigational technique... due to the threat of cyber attacks. sailors are once again learning celestial navigation... which the navy stopped teaching more than a decade ago once when g-p-s became available. but due to the threat of a cyber attack on digital navigation devices... the navy is once turning to the sextant... a tool that can't be hacked. (( shane condon/naval academy junior "i had never done it before, never seen it before, never imagined i would be doing it." katie lazzeri/naval academy junior "you never know what's going to happen. you want to be prepared for the worst case scenario." )) ((paul joncich)) naval academy midshipmen get three hours of instruction in a classroom and lab and then practice on the water. quality sextants are expensive
((paul joncich)) > the las vegas motor speedway celebrates it's 20th birthday. the facility has changed the landscape of sports in nevada. ((denise valdez)) sports reporter ron futrell, who covered the speedway from day one, takes a look at its past and a peek into its future. < richie clyne/lvms developer: "just look around you, this is the greatest thing in the world in las vegas." ron futrell: its hard to argue with richie clyne who had the vision of a superspeedway in las vegas --- prior to this, the stardust speedway on the west side of town was the best las vegas had to offer clyne then brought together casino legends bill bennett and raply englestadt. they put up the cash then he had to find the land --- lots of it. clyne: "there's 36 individual owners of all this property i had to go around and buy each one of them quietly --- not letting them know what i was doing. " ron futrell: the speedway held
--- 67 thousand people watched the indy racing league =--- then the next year, nascar cup racing came to las vegas. - a short time later the speedway was sold to speedway motor sports. enter chris powell--- who was working for winston motorsports at the time and got a surprise phone call from a friend chris powell/lvms general manager: "he said bruton and smi have just acquired lvms and they're looking for somebody to go out and run the facility and would you be interested. i cannot tell you how shocked i was by it. and it hardly seems like 20 years ago." ron futrell: over the years the speedway has seen a lot of changes, most notably with the neon garage being built here. but the speedway has also been home to a number of--- lets call them crazy events --- like edc. chris powell: "when i first heard the idea of edc i sort of rolled my eyes.
i just talked to an organization that wasn't to bring the beatles here-- the rolling stones and crazy ideas." ron futrell: the crazy ideas and a lot of racing has brought 4.5 billion dollars into the local economy --- and countless years of enjoyment for local racing fans. chris powell: "we've pleased a lot of people over the years with a lot of great events -- nascar, nhra, the bullring kurt and kyle busch cutting their racing teeth out here." richie clyne: "way past my wildest dreams what chris powell and bruton smith have done out here ---- its fabulous." chris powell: "we've had a pretty good run for 17 or so years here=--- and look forward to a lot more." ron futrell: as do the local race fans --- ron futrell reporting 8 sports now. > ((denise valdez)) the speedway was built 100% with private
were used in the construction of the track --- of course, nascar will be racing out at the /// ((paul joncich)) > a celebration of black history month is taking tonight. ((denise valdez)) it's called the taste and sound of soul festival... and that's where we find tedd florendo. tedd... are you hungry yet?
((gorgeous outside with nice comfy temps today and this evening. warmer in phoenix and arizona. comy also in southern california whith chilly conditions up in ely and cedar city. ............................... ...... satellite and radar composite shows another front moving into the west coast specifically bringing rain the pacific northwest and northern california. more clouds coming in over the nevada and we'll have partly cloudy skies tonight with more sunsine tomorrow and warmer temps. we do not expect to get any raidrops due to the system crawling north of us. ............................... ............ tonight expect a low of 52 and cool with partly cloudy skies and light winds. tomorrow 80 for the high and warmer. mostly sunny light winds. ............................... ............. recreation forecast 57 at mount charleston mostly sunny and cool. mid 70's for red rock with breezes early in the day and calmer as the day progress. warm at lake mead near 80 with sunny skies and light breezes. ............................... ............... extended forecast shows warm near 80 for a few days. then north breezes by first of the week. windy by the second half of the week heading into nascar
prescription drugs? well back in 2014 ... 4.3 billion prescriptions were doled out and 374 billion was spent on them. that's a lot of money. and the prices of many prescriptions continue to go up every single year. it's such a big deal .. a congressional committee spent the first part of this year looking into prescription price gouging. they said prices have skyrocketted 76 percent in just 4 years. some people say they can't even afford to buy the medicine they need anymore. but that could soon change. 8 on your side consumer advocate has uncovered a simple way to save on medicine. it's not illegal ... and it doesn't require much work ... just simple consumer saving tricks. she'll reveal tonight at 11 how she cut one person's bill by more than half. ((paul joncich)) > more construction in henderson, means more delays for your commute. demetria obilor shows you what's going on along galleria drive and how much longer it will last, in "what's driving you crazy?"/// (( ))
resident says, "there's a lot of construction happening on gibson road right now. crews are building the new hospital between boulder highway and galleria drive. this is a very busy area." construction happening in this area is part of the henderson hospital construction. the city of henderson says crews are installing a drainage culvert from boulder highway to just past gibson road. this is a developing area, with homes nearby and the cowabunga bay water park. construction of the hospital is not a city project, but its public works department expects work to be completed by the end of may. the hospital is set to open this fall, right in union village off us 95 and galleria drive. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. > ((denise valdez)) > it's another step to cutting back on wait times... at the d-m-v.
the long line at the dmv. ((denise valdez)) but now the agency is adding another way for you to do business -- without going to the office. there are nearly 50 dmv kiosks statewide -- and this one inside the triple a on east charleston will now allow customers to use cash. a third of all dmv patrons prefer cash over credit. many of them dont have a bank account. since the kiosks rolled out -- they atm type device -- process 55- thousand transactions annually -- and that number climbs every year. (( terri albertson: you can do your registration renewal online but then you have to wait for it to come in the mail and people like having that registrtration certificate and that decal when they walk away from that kiosk .. you can walk away from here you put that decal on ur license plate and off you go.)) ((denise valdez)) right now two kiosks are ready to accept cash -- but soon it will be added statewide. besides a license -- or registration renewal -- you can also get a driving history.
get long -- so it's encouraging nevadan's to use the kiosk and skip the line. ((paul joncich)) > the 15th annual las vegas taste and sounds of soul festival is taking over the fremont street experience. it's to celebrate black history month... and that's where we find meterologist tedd florendo. tedd... ((tedd florendo)) looking looking outside right now very comfortable temps with plenty of sunshine. winds remain light to calm throughout the valley, with some gusts still blowing down the colorado river valley. ............................... .......................
this evening hour by hour. mild early on if you want to come down here and check out the festival. still plenty of sunshine or clear weather this evening. winds remain on the light end and we should be comfortable through the evening. mild even by late tonight. ((paul joncich)) thanks tedd. /// ((denise valdez)) > the mob musuem is unveiling a brand new exhibit tonight... on the hit t-v show... breaking bad. the opening reception will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p-m. it's based off amc's hit show starring bryan cranston as walter white... a chemistry teacher turned meth cook and dealer. you can check out the infamous yellow hazmat suit, along with gas masks and a rubber apron used in the series. museum leaders say "breaking bad" effectively dramatized organized crime.. in today's drug trade./// ((paul joncich)) > every las vegas local knows you're going
and drinks on the strip. but how much....is too much....when it comes to the prices they charge? i spoke with a local comedian who finds the prices so outrageous, it's almost funny... < club doorman: "look, the only way you guys are getting in is vip bottle service." actor: "i got that, no this is on us. 18. okay here's my friend ten and five, one, two, 3, and one for your warmth and hospitality." doorman: "18 hundred!" actor: "18 hundred what?" doorman :"18 hundred dollars.!" ((paul joncich)) this scene from the movie last vegas says it all.. anyone who remembers old vegas the strip. and sometimes it seems they charge whatever they want. $16.95 for a shrimp cocktail at mon ami gabi. $19 dollars for a hamburger at gordon ramsay pub $36 dollars for fried chicken and waffles at
restaurants and clubs aren't the only ones playing the high price game.. (( brent mukai/local comedian: "i'm from hawaii so we took trips when i was a kids and we went to the m & m store and i remember thinking, oh my god, these m & m's are so expensive.")) ((paul joncich)) brent mukai is a local comedian who makes fun of outrageous prices on the strip....and the people who pay them. (( brent mukai/comedian: "you're paying almost to feel really good about yourself. and people are willing to spend it because they want to feel that way, they want to feel like a baller and come to vegas and be the guy throwing off $100 bills and women are just hanging on him lotioning him up.... that's the vegas....thing that people want.")) ((paul joncich)) he's describing what the industry calls "the vegas experience." judging by our record number of visitors, it's something many are willing to pay for. but is there a tipping point? are we in danger of turning people off by outrageously high prices? (( paul hobson/stratos phere hotel: "we try to scratch that itch any way we can")) ((paul joncich)) say hello to paul hobson.
stratosphere. the one behind a campaign making fun of what las vegas has become. ((actor: "look, i appreciate a good cocktail but i don't need lavender blossom bitters and ice chipped from an alaskan glacier, or a pickled kale garnish when i order one. sometimes i just want a drink.")) ((paul joncich)) hobson is marketing the strat to people who prefer old vegas. (( paul hobson/stratop here hotel: "and that ordinary person is who we are trying to make feel comfortable ...it's like hey man there's a place in las vegas for you too.")) ((paul joncich)) instead of 12 dollar beers, the strat offers six dollar beers. still not cheap, but it's a start, and hobson says it seems to be working. (( hobson: "we're just hearing a lot of amens....")) ((paul joncich)) meanwhile, for those who prefer vip bottle service, there will always be plenty of places on the strip to get it....and comedians making fun of it. (( brent mukai/comedian: "it's like i'm the king with the table, come sit and dine and feast on my cranberry juice and the quarter bottle of sky vodka i have left, you know, but that's
((paul joncich)) > here's where it stops being funny. according to a unlv economist, 18-hundred dollars for v-i-p bottle service is not outrageous if people are willing to pay for it. in other words, don't expect the prices to come down anytime soon. ((denise valdez)) > so we wanted to know what you think... about the strip's high prices. jenny got hit with the price for a drink saying... "$13.00 for a can of beer at house of blues just last weekend. omg!" lily says she avoids the high cost by pre- gaming commenting... "clubs charge $100 for a bottle of rum when in a liquor store its only $20.00. so we drink before we go in the club and then go eat at denny's." ((paul joncich)) brandi says... "the mobsters all died and corporate greed took over." and finally robert wrote... "and the mgm wants to charge for parking?" if you want to join the conversation... be sure to like 8 news now on facebook and sound off. your comments may end up on air. /// ((paul joncich)) > gearing up
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((paul joncich)) > hollywood's finiest will be looking to score oscar gold this weekend as the red carpet is rolled out for the 88th annual academy awards. ((denise valdez)) but, as teri okita reports, amid the preparations, protests are also planned for hollywood's biggest night. hollywood certainly knows how to throw a party. at the governor's ball venue, the champagne is chilling, artwork is up, and wolfing puck's famous feast is being prepared. (wolfgang puck/governor's ball chef) "we flew in 40 crabs, 40 whole, big crabs. each one cost like $450- $500. experts expect plenty of surprise winners on sunday, including best picture. (tim gray/variety awards editor) "i've been at variety for 30 years, and i don't remember an oscar race that was more confusing than this year because the big prize is really up for grabs. after five nominations, this could finally be leonardo dicaprio's year to take home
brie larson is also a frontrunner for best actress, but there's no clearcut favorite in the supporting actor and actress categories. it's hard to talk about the oscars this year without mentioning the lack of diversity in nominees. protests are planned here in hollywood and across the country on sunday. snoop dogg is the latest celebrity to speak out ... saying, "the oscars weren't made for us". gray says the industry needs to change out of self- preservation. (tim gray/variety awards editor) the film industry is at least 20 years behind what television is, and they're going to have to catch up or people are going to stop going to movies. the controversy could be a dark cloud hanging over hollywood's brightest night. teri okita, cbs news, los angeles. ((denise valdez)) comedian chris rock is getting his jokes lined up. some say he should have stepped down as host. others say he's the perfect choice to get people talking about the diversity issue. /// ((denise valdez)) > mike tyson is bringing back his one man show.
> let's head out live to the scene of the crash that we told you about earlier in the show. we now have a crew on the scene gathering more details about what happened. what we know at this time is a person was rushed to the hospital... after being hit by a vehicle. it happened just after 3:00 on warm springs and shadow crest... that's near spencer. the pedestrian is in critical condition. police have shut down the intersection... so you'll want to avoid that area for a couple hours. authorities told us...
((denise valdez)) > former heavyweight boxing champion mike tyson returns to the strip in early march. ((paul joncich)) he's reviving his one-man show, "the undisputed truth". the show debuted in las vegas four years ago, found success on broadway and toured the world. in his show, tyson tells the story of his roller coaster life.. and doesn't pull any punches. one of the people who has touched his life is businessman donald trump.. now running for president. tyson is a muslim, but he told the i-team's george knapp today that he is pulling for trump to win, in spite of his campaign promise to ban muslims from entering the u- s: ((george knapp: you support him? mike tyson/star of the undisputed truth: yeah 100%. 100%. george knapp: do you get any grief from muslims? tyson: i get grief from everybody. my family. everybody. you know, listen, listen if there are bad people here, why are they here? you know that's just the truth. this is the strongest country in the world.
listen it's tougher to get into canada than to get into america, and it's tougher to get into mexico than it is to get into america, and that's just the reality.)) ((paul joncich)) tyson says he's a changed man since the days when he ruled the boxing world. he's busier than ever, with movie projects, a tv series, and the one man show which opens at the mgm in early march. he spoke to the i-team about redemption, his turbulent history, even about ufo's. you can watch the full report... coming up in our 5 p-m newscast. /// ((paul joncich)) > a celebration > a celebration of black history month is taking place on the fremont street tonight. ((denise valdez)) it's called the taste and sound of soul festival... that's where tedd florendo joins us from. it's a great night to be
((tedd florendo)) ((gorgeous outside with nice comfy temps today and this evening. warmer in phoenix and arizona. comy also in southern california whith chilly conditions up in ely and cedar city. ............................... ...... satellite and radar composite shows another front moving into the west coast specifically bringing rain the pacific northwest and northern california. more clouds coming in over the nevada and we'll have partly cloudy skies tonight with more sunsine tomorrow and warmer temps. we do not expect to get any raidrops due to the system crawling north of us. ...............................
tonight expect a low of 52 and cool with partly cloudy skies and light winds. tomorrow 80 for the high and warmer. mostly sunny light winds. ............................... ............. recreation forecast 57 at mount charleston mostly sunny and cool. mid 70's for red rock with breezes early in the day and calmer as the day progress. warm at lake mead near 80 with sunny skies and light breezes. ............................... ............... extended forecast shows warm near 80 for a few days. then north breezes by first of the week. windy by the second half of the week heading into nascar weekend ((tedd florendo)) ((paul joncich)) thanks tedd. /// ((paul joncich)) > hundreds are getting some last minute training in... for the scale the strat event this sunday. and we want to let you know... there's still time to sign up. more than 600 athletes will take on the stairs of the stratosphere on the famous las vegas strip this sunday. the goal is to raise money for the american lung association to promote lung health in nevada. i will emcee the event.
announcer: now nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 4. ((paul joncich)) > it's a tradgic scene in washington state. a gunman called 9-1-1 to say he shot and killed his family at a rural home west of seattle. authorities say he killed four people before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life after an hourslong standoff. one girl did survive and was taken to the hospital. /// ((denise valdez)) > authorities in hesston, kansas are investigating a workplace shooting that has left 3 people dead and 14 others injured. police in kansas say shooting suspect cedric ford was served with a protection from abuse order in the factory where he worked 90 minutes before he opened fire. ford, who had a criminal record, left work after getting the order.
work in a stolen car. ford then shot one person in the parking lot and another 14 inside the building before an officer gunned him down./// ((paul joncich)) > the cdc is revealing details about zika infections in several pregnant women here in the us. ((denise valdez)) the mosquito born virus is spreading quickly in latin america and the caribbean marlie hall has the latest. >samantha mejia (me hee- ah) had just found she was pregnant when she traveled to honduras around christmas. weeks later, she had fever and flu like symptoms. she tested positive for zika virus. at 9 weeks she miscarried. (samantha mejia/zika patient) they didn't find a heart beat, that was really hard. the virus was found in the placenta but there is no way to know what caused her miscarriage. the cdc says it's confirmed 9 pregnant women with the zika virus in the us. all were infected while travelling to areas where the virus is circulating. of those cases, two women had healthy babies, two had
their pregnancies. one child was born with severe microcephaly, a condition that leaves babies with abnormally small heads. the zika virus has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly in brazil. (dr. tom frieden/centers for disease control and prevention) what we know of the 6 women who were infected within the first trimester , 2 had spontaneous miscarriages and at least 2 or 3 had infants who were severely affected by microcephaly. the cdc says doctors are continuing to monitor the two us pregnancies which so far appear to be without complications. earlier this week us health officials said they're investigating more than a dozen reports of sexually transmitted cases. (dr. tom frieden/centers for disease control and prevention) this is more than we anticipated the cdc recommends men who recently traveled to zika-affected areas use condoms or abstain from sex if their partner is pregnant.. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. /// ((paul joncich)) > cdc officials are investigating 10 additional
burglar: it's not that we're cowboys just how dangerous is the job... nobody's vacant house is worth losing your life over and how other property companies prepare for the unknown behind closed doors. ((dave courvoisier)) > fighting for their child's education we're delving into the problems plaguing a local charter school.. that could leave students without a classroom. ((paula francis)) > one on one.. with the champ. roller coaster ride all kinds of feelings the i-team's george knapp takes on mike tyson... :gk: you're up again almsot
i dont know about love. the new show.. and the bizarre run-ins that have made it a hit with audiences./// < ((voice over: "now, nevada's first choice for news. this is 8 news now at 5.")) > ((dave courvoisier)) > we're learning more about a deadly confrontation that happened between a property management team... and a burglar. thanks for joining us, i'm dave courvoisier. ((paula francis)) and i'm paula francis. the husband- and- wife property management team were armed when they went to a home they were preparing to rent out... and they're not the only people in this line of work who arm themselves for the job. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now is live... sharie johnson is outside the home on viking road near mountain vista, sharie. it's extremely dangerous. people in the industry tell me they have no idea what they're walking into when showing off a house or apartment. but in the case of what happened here yesterday... there's still more questions