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three peopled killed on our roads... in less than 24 hours. the advice metro police is giving to drivers.. when it comes to driving safe. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- taking the next step in breaking up the school district. what school board trustees are concerned about the plan. ((brian loftus)) >> and, it's going to be a hot one this weekend.. as temperatures climb up to the one- teens. sherry has your weather now forecast. ((michelle mortensen)) >> 8 news now good day, the right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle moretensen in for kirsten. three people are dead... in a span of 24-hours. ((brian loftus)) >> the one thing in common... all of them were killed while in common... all of them were killed while crossing the street. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live from eastern and sahara...
versus pedestrian collision... with a word from police. ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... it really has been a deadly stretch... and police are fed up with the recent trend. the most recent auto vs. pedestrian crash happened here near eastern and sahara. police say a woman was walking in a marked crosswalk last night... the woman was taken to sunrise hospital where she later died. police are urging drivers to slow down and be aware of their surroundings: ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: "as a driver on the roadway, even though you're doing what you're supposed to do, pay attention even more. just take your foot off the accelerator and be prepared for pedestrians, and the weather is nice out, so people are going to be out right now.")) ((michael stevens)) >> police say speed was not a factor in this crash... and the driver stayed on scene.
just east of here... where a man was hit while crossing the street near sahara and burnham. police say the driver took-off and came back an hour later... he told police he left because he was scared. now... he faces a felony hit-and-run charge. and a 60-year-old man was killed crossing boulder highway near nellis... against a "don't walk" signal. the man died at the scene. police say there's e metro's jurisdiction this year. brian, michelle? ((michelle mortensen)) >> michael, three times in one day... are police doing anything different to stop the recent trend? ((michael stevens)) >> michelle, police really say... it's not up to them... there's actually very little
bowl. moments ago, crews wrapped up that scene. watch out for wrecks at sammy davis junior/desert inn and rainbow/smoke ranch. back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) we've had nice clear skies for those shooting stars...
up as we head into the weekend. .............. temps right back into normal low 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. ((sherry swensk)) demetria, how are the roads doing? ((brian loftus)) c-c-s-d school board c-c-s-d school board trustees broke their silence.. at last night's meeting.. about reorganizing the school district. trustees say they're most
while others say they need to start moving forward now. the board of trustees says the three major concerns about the reorganization are... legal employment, civil rights, and student achievement: ((deanna wright/trustee: "i still don't think that we are adequately addressing student achievement." annette dawson-owens/parent: "we have no place to go but up so we need to start making changes for education here in nevada.")) ((brian loftus)) >> state senator michael roberson says.. parents will have more input about what goes on with their child's education. the state committee in charge of the plan.. matter next week. if all goes as planned, the changes will be implemented for the 2017-2018 school year./// ((michelle mortensen)) we're getting a first look of the monkey.. that caused quite the stir at mccarran airport earlier this week. this is security video from john glenn international airport in columbus, ohio... of the monkey and its owner at a t-s-a checkpoint. frontier tells us the man did not alert the airline.. that he would be flying with the
a airport ahead of landing at mccarran.. that the monkey was on board. metro responded, but determined criminal charges were not warranted.. since the man provided documentation for the animal. /// ((brian loftus)) several candidates are in las vegas.. making their voices heard on the campaign trail. the event bill clinton and gary johnson will be attending at caesars palace. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus -- stargazers got a special treat last night! the hundreds of meteors seen ((brian loftus)) >> and motorcyclists are breaking all sorts of rules on the road, and it's driving metro crazy. what our officers are urging riders to stop doing.. coming up.. as 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.. continues./// ((you're watching the
((sherry swensk)) if you were out looking up at the skies last night.. you might have seen the perseid meteor shower. the perseid shows up every august.. dazzling stargazers with an average of 100 metes predicting there were up to 200 meteors an hour. the last perseids outburst was back in 2009. /// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
up as we head into the weekend. .............. 100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) lot of people sounding off about question one on the november ballot. the latest governor brian sandoval. the governor is concerned the measure would unnecessarily restrict rights of law- abiding nevadans. he also doesn't think the background check initiative
the hands of criminals. this comes as the n-r-a launched a three- million- dollar t-v ad buy in nevada... aimed at hillary clinton and her views on guns. the n-r-a says a clinton presidency would stack the supreme court with anti-gun justices.. who would overturn the second amendment. proponents of question one say they don't want to take guns away... they just don't want people to have guns who shouldn't have them. /// ((brian loftus)) hillary clinton is expected to release her 2015 tax returns as early as today. won't release his.. until an audit is complete. ((michelle mortensen)) >> she also unveiled her economic plan in the motor city.. and pledged to keep her economic promises. donald trump reminded voters in florida yesterday.. that clinton supported the trans- pacific partnership while she was secretary of state... but later reversed her opinion on the trade deal during primaries. clinton is also facing scrutiny over 300 pages of her emails released this week.
and the state department... but the clinton campaign denies it. /// ((brian loftus)) meanwhile, former president bill clinton and liberatarian presidential candidate gary johnson... will be here in las vegas... speaking at the "2016 presidential election forum." it's being put on by the asian american journalists association and the asian and pacific islander american vote... which will start later this afternoon at caesars palace./// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... now dot com. /// let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) crews are working on summerlin parkway between buffalo and town center to install the city's safety barrier rails. the southbound 95 exit to south rancho is closed. you will be detoured at mlk.
but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... and risking it on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've
donated over half a million dollars to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. joe heck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible
the nasdaq all closed at record highs yesterday... it's the first time all three hit new records on the same day since 1999. the dow added 117. the nasdaq gained 23. /// macy's stock is soaring... up 17 percent after better than expected quarterly results... and the announcement that the retailer would close 100 stores next year. analysts say the move is seen as a way to save money and /// meanwhile, facebook says its giving "informative" posts more weight facebook is altering the formula that determines the priority of posts.. raising higher... posts it feels make users more informed. to deterine what's informative to people, facebook had users in its "feed quality program" rate posts on a scale of one to five. ((brian loftus)) >> if youre one the many people who thinks everything
drive you crazy, but there are some things we're doing out on the road that are driving metro crazy. today, we're hearing from lieutenant david jacoby. "this focus i would like to to concentrate on motorcycles. the motorcycles on the roadway, the motocycle licensing, and the people in it who are driving around, driving us crazy." ideally, anybody operating a motorcycle on the roadway must be a licensed motorcycle-endorsed operator. you've got your license, it's endorsed by d. on the roadway much like a car. leave the stunting at home. it looks good in the magazines. it looked good in a movie, but our roadways and byways are not built to have that. 00:02:56;25 "bad thing is with nevada riders is that we are so close to california that motorcycle riders from california, or even here in nevada, think that the lane-splitting is
permissible or allowed in another state...nevada is zero-tolerance on that." 00:02:28;29 "this same time last year, we are up over twenty-five percent, at this same time, in motorcycle fatalities on metro's roadways. 03:14;06 ((demetria obilor)) >> metro recommends riders go beyond basic motorcycle certification and take advanced courses to further rider education. the lieutenant also said that it's very important that both drivers and motorcycles work together, check blind spots and give each other room to prevent injury and death on our roads. remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// ((michelle mortensen))
i'm catherine cortez masto and
i approve this message. it's a simple question. in washington, has congressman joe heck been standing up for you? heck voted ten times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and heck's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion.
24 hours. the simple rules of the road police say we need to follow. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- amusement park safety. the procedures the valley is taking.. when it comes to keeping your children safe. ((sherry swensk)) >> and, it's going to be a scorcher this weekend. we'll take a look at the extra hot temperatures expected in the valley in my weather now forecast. 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((michelle mortenten)) >> thanks for waking up with us. kirsten. ((brian loftus)) >> i'm brian loftus. it's been a deadly stretch on our roads... three people killed in a span of 24-hours... and police are getting tired of it. ((michelle mortenten)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live near eastern and sahara... with a look at the recent trend. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, michelle... police say it's a trend they don't want to see.
the most recent auto vs. pedestrian crash happened here near eastern and sahara. police say a woman was walking in a marked crosswalk last night... and was hit. the woman was taken to sunrise hospital where she later died. one thing to note... this latest crash happened only blocks away from where a man was hit earlier in the day: ((sgt. richard strader // metro police: "the message here is, again, like this morning, we had people crossing is crosswalks, but they're not using the signals. so we encourage our pedestrians to go signals, push the signals. make sure they're activated, and ensure that the vehicles are slowing down. you might be right, but you don't want to be dead right." )) ((michael stevens)) >> police say speed was not a factor in this crash... and the driver stayed on scene.
talking about... just west of here is where a man was hit while crossing the street near sahara and burnham. police say the driver took-off and came back an hour later... he told police he left because he was scared. now... he faces a felony hit-and-run charge. and a 60-year-old man was killed crossing boulder highway near nellis... against a "don't walk" signal. the man died at the scene. police say there's been 65-traffic related fatali brian, michelle? ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash on the lake mead ramp to i-15 south in north las vegas. traffic is flowing smoothly along the south beltway right now.
back to you./// ((michelle mortensen)) the recent death of a child at a popular water park.. is raising some concerns on park safety here in the valley. amusement parks in southern nevada are inspected annually. at wet-n-wild, there are weekly exercises and training drills for lifeguards.. making sure they're up-to-date on safety procedures. they also test the slides every morning before the park opens.
according to the amusement safety organization... there were 147 significant injuries in 2015 in the valley. most of those were at the big apple coaster at new york new york. that's an increase from the previous year by about 50 people. /// ((sherry swensk)) it's harvest season at the pahrump valley winery.. and they're giving napa valley a run for its money. crews started hand- picking grapes early yesterday morning. the vineyara 20-years-old. the picked grapes will be used to make zinfandel wine. the wine will be checked for taste every three to four months.. and the season's zinfandel wine will be ready to drink by 2018. the pahrump valley winery produces seven nevada wines and can be found at local stores. /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now..
100s and then extra hot temps above 105 this weekend and right up to near 110. ((michelle mortensen)) the man accused of sexually assaulting a hotel employee inside boulder station... is set to be in court this morning. according to an arrest report. ivon major told police he used drugs and doesn't remember what happened. his mother turned him in after seeing surveillance video on the news. punched the victim in the face and body multiple times... before touching her and forcing her to perform oral sex. major reportedly ran away after a co-worker called out to the hotel employee. the man did not admit to the sexual assault to detectives... but says he used heroin and meth that night. /// ((brian loftus)) police need help finding a man.. who may have been involved in a robbery on the las vegas strip. this is a surveillance photo taken on august third.. in the area of the venetian and
store and threatened to shoot an employee.. if he didn't get any money. no one was hurt... but the man did get away with some cash, and left in a taxi. if you have any information, call crimestoppers./// ((michelle mortensen)) coming up on 8 news now good day... pregnant women are a little hesitant when it comes to using insect repellent. ((brian loftus)) >> the concerns they have about the chemicals found inside.. that may or may not help fight off zika. /// ((demetria obilor)) welcome back...
ursula mccafferty says she cannot wait to buy herself cellphone... one that she can actually see the pictures. she won the 30-thousand dollars from a scratch- off ticket last week. ursula says she likes playing the scratch cards.. because her cat doesn't give her much attention. the grandma of 12 plans to share the rest of her winnings with her family. ///
((brian loftus)) currently, there's over a dozen cases of zika in one and many pregnant women concerned about the disease.. find themselves worried about what chemicals are in insect repellent, like deet. jon lapook reports. ( simon) "to be honest, i don't know if i feel comfortable wearing deet." 31 year old ali simon is 37 weeks pregnant and lives in new jersey. she knows zika has reached mosquitoes in the u.s., and like many pregnant women we've spoken to, is leery of wearing insect repellent during her pregnancy. (simon) "i would be
would only wear it if i absolutley, posively had to." (8 sec) (vogel) "these repellents are safe, safe for use by all populations, including pregnant women." (5 sec) dana vogel heads the division of the environmental protection agency that examines the health effects of pesticides. vogel says she understands the fear pregnant women may about using chemicals to try to prevent the mosquito bites that spread zika. (vogel) "being a mom, having been pregnant at one point in time, i would use a rl that they're definitely safe for use, as i participated in the reviews of them. there have been only been a few published studies addressing the effects of deet on expectant mothers and their children. there's mostly animal research on the topic. however, one study in pregnant women found insect repellent with 20 percent deet used daily in the second or third trimester was safe for both mother and baby. (vogel) "no product's put on the market unless a safety evaluation is done and it's found to be safe."
100 percent. a higher number doesn't mean a product will work better; it means it will last longer. according to an industry trade group, five percent deet lasts about an hour while thirty percent lasts up to eight hours. (vogel) "and to me, that's the most important thing, to follow the label and use the repellents as they're labeled for use." for cbs this morning, i'm doctor jon lapook. ((brian loftus)) >> zika fears have the u-s rico.. to intensify its public education campaign against the virus. it's estimated 25 percent of the island will be infected by year's end. /// let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) nhp is reporting a crash on southbound i-15 near charleston.
nursing assistant... police officer... veterinarian... taxi driver... and the most dangerous job of all... truck driver. /// ((michelle mortensen)) looks like we may have a ((brian loftus)) >> the choices bill foley has filed to possibly use.. plus -- every day, we get a taste of rio's culture. here's our portuguese word of the day: (( possibilidades is portuguese for possibilities.
demetrib ((brian loftus)) over the next several months.. we're expeected to learn more about our las vegas hockey team.. but some new info is leaking. ((michelle mortensen)) >> three names have come up to put a logo and name on the las vegas franchise. n-h-l owner bill foley says he's filed trademark protection on... the night hawks, desert hawks, and red hawks. foley also says, he's filing two
credit union.. to collect school supplies for more than 18 at- risk schools in clark county. the school supply drive through today. for a list of locations where you can drop off supplies.. go to our website las vegas now dot com. /// ((michelle mortensen)) it was a big day in rio for the summer olympics.. ((brian loftus)) >> the history made ... and the 2- thousand year old record that was broken. ((michelle mortensen)) but this workout might be able to get us in shape! the exercise using just an exercise ball and drum sticks. ((brian loftus)) those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((brian loftus))