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happening right now... a pedestrian killed in traffic in las vegas for the third time in less than 24 hours. thanks for joining us live at 11... i'm dave courvoisier. ((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein. it's still a very active scene at sahara and eastern tonight... after this latest collision around 9 pm. mauricio marin is live on the scene with details. mauricio. ((mauricio marin)) >> dave and christianne... metro police tell us a woman was evening at this cross walk when she was and killed. it appears this silver car was involved in the crash. police say good samaritans stopped to help the victim at this scene tonight. like you mentioned, this is the third deadly accident in less than 24 hours involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian.
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near nellis... against a "don't walk" signal. the man died at the scene. and then early this morning a man in his fifties was killed when crossing sahara near burnham avenue. he also died on the scene. the driver in that case fled... before returning an hour later and now faces a felony hit-and-run charge. ((mauricio marin)) >> metro expects to have this corner of sahara and eastern blocked off for several hours. the coroner will release the name of the victim once family is notified. reporting live mauricio marin 8 news now. the peak time to watch the perseid meteor shower is almost upon us... ((christianne klein)) >> no special equipment is required to enjoy the show... which will be most active between midnight and 5 a-m. ((dave courvoisier)) >> you could see up to 200 meteors an hour. which is about double the normal rate. let's start with katie boer in for tedd tonight./// ((katie boer)) another nice but cooler day across the valley...we did briefly climb to 102 -- but that
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very brief with most of our afternoon spent in the upper 90s. ............... lots of blue sky but we do have a few clouds this afternoon -- cells south of boulder city and searchlight -- instability stemming off some of the sporadic storms we've seen in nearby mohave county. but those storms have pretty much winded down here this early evening. ......................
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frontier flight monkey that caused a ruckus at mccarran international airport tuesday night. 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 them ahead of time that he would be flying with the service animal... and that he smuggled it on the flight in a duffel bag. airline officials alerted the airport ahead of landing at board. metro responded, but determined criminal charges were not warranted since the man provided documentation for the animal./// ((dave courvoisier)) an alarming reminder that fun doesn't always mean safe. in this week alone: three accidents are highlighting the dangers of amusement parks. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga took a closer look at what procedures and regulations are in place for the valley ... and if parents should be concerned. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> dave, the death of a child on sunday
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safety conditions at water parks. while regulations differ from state to state, we found out locally what is being done to keep your children out of harms way. each year hundreds of thousands of people ... come to wet n wild. and with so many visitors ... and more than 25 attractions to see, safety must come first. "on a daily basis, we have our maintenance department making sure that everything is up to par." but a horrific incident in kansas city is painting a grisly scene of just how dangerous amusement parks can be. the verruckt sends riders down 17 stories at up to 65 miles an hour. 10 year old caleb schwab was decapitated while on the ride sunday. and just today -- a child in pennsylvania was airlifted to the hospital after he fell off the idlewild and soakzone
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of kansas city...we don't have rides of that size and manner." in the valley -- amusement park rides are inspected annually. 09;00;19 then on an unannounced, roughly about every 6 months type frame, we'll do unannounced inspections to make sure they're following their operations." weekly exercises and training drills keep wet n wild lifeguards on their a-game. they also test the slides every morning ... before the park opens. according to the s 147 significant injuries in 2015 in the valley. most of tho se at the big apple coaster at new york new york. 45 neck injuries, 33 back related injuries, and 26 shoulder related injuries were reported. ((shakala alvaranga)) >> now that is an increase from the previous year, by about 50 people. while amusement parks are
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once they undergo the final inspection before openeing, it's now in the owners hands to follow the proper procedures. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((christianne klein)) another night of heated emotion as teachers, parents and school trustees try to work out a plan to reorganize the clark county school district. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the latest draft of regulations is 24 pages long, front and back. trustees say they're most worried about how the changes will be implemented. while others say they nd mauricio marin filed this report before heading to that breaking news. ((annette dawson-owens/parent: "our group wants to break free and not be dead last in education. i feel like our kids are important and we don't need to wait any longer. ' )) ((mauricio marin)) annette dawson owens wants c-c-s-d to break free already. she has six kids who attend public school in southern nevada. ((annette dawson-owens/parent: "how we think this helps students is the money directly flows to the school then the school can figure out what they're actual needs are.")) ((mauricio marin)) tonight---nearly every trustee
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re-organize c-c-s-d. ((deanna wright/trustee: "i still don't think that we are adequately addressing student achievement." )) ((mauricio marin)) among other issues...is there enough money to move through with the plans. and how will implementation effect day to day classroom experience for students. ((senator michael roberson: "if there are legitimate issues about implentation yes we can still address that in the language absolutely.")) ((mauricio marin)) state senator michael roberson who is leading the committee to tonight's meeting to help address concerns. saying parents will have more input about what goes on with their child's education. some parents weren't happy with trustees..saying they haven't been involved in the process enough. board vice-president chris garvey fired back. ((chris garvey/school board vice president: : to say that the board and the district have not been engaged in the process i think is a little less than accurate." )) ((mauricio marin)) when it comes down to it...dawson says she just wants her children to get the best education possible. ((annette dawson-owens/parent: "we have no place to go but up so we need to
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((dave courvoisier)) >> the state committee in charge of overseeing the re-organization plan is scheduled to vote whether or not to move forward with these regulations next week. and if all goes as planned....the changes will start in the 2017-2018 school year./// ((christianne klein)) the man accused of sexually assaulting a hotel employee inside the boulder station told police he used drugs and doesn't remember what happened... according to an arrest report. ivon major's mother turned him in after seeing surveillance video on the news punched the victim in the face and body multiple times before fondling 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 said he used heroin and meth that night. he faces multiple charges./// ((dave courvoisier)) all new at 11... an initial appearance for one defendant in a double murder and arson case was postponed today... so that two co-defendants in
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nevada this week from the philadelphia area... where he was arrested on a warrant in the killings of mario jimenez and angelica jimenez. police say the victims were tied up and left to die in a burning home in the northeast valley in november. darrin wilder and hakim blanche-jones are also accused in the case. watson's court date has been reset to tuesday./// ((dave courvoisier)) we continue to dig for answers into how seven puppies died during a raid on a suspected metro and clark county animal control raided the property in northeast las vegas on a search warrant... and at some time during the operation the puppies died in a kennel. so far, metro has only confirmed that the puppies were on the property. they have not been able to tell us who was in charge of their well-being...and say the incident remains under investigation. an official with clark county is also looking into it. we'll bring you any updates as we get them./// ((christianne klein))
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donald trump is spending a lot of time in florida -- a must win state in november. ((dave courvoisier)) >> today, trump pulled president obama into his war of words with hillary clinton. craig boswell has the latest from the white house. (pkg) (nats) donald trump courted voters in florida thursday the biggest prize of the battleground states. the republican presidential candidate criticized hillary clinton's economic plan. (sot donald trump, republican presidential candidate) maybe the greatest biggest tax increase in the history of our country. theory that the obama administration's policies allowed terrorist groups to grow. (sot trump) barack obama and hillary clinton, these are the founders of isis. trump's recent comments, including his suggestion that second amendment voters could stop clinton, have ignited a firestorm bridge: cbs news has learned more than 70 republicans sent the republican national committee a letter urging the rnc to cut off funds to trump's campaign and
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house races in november. (nats) hillary clinton touted her economic plan while rallying supporters in michigan. she's calling for billions in new investments in manufacturing and infrastructure jobs. (sot hillary clinton democratic presidential candidate) so my message to every worker in michigan and across america is this: i will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages - including the trans-pacific partnership. clinton promised to release her 2015 taxes soon...but trump says an irs audit is completed. craig boswell, cbs news, white house. ((dave courvoisier)) >> as for the letter a group of republicans sent to the r-n-c asking the committee to stop funding trump, trump and the republican party actually have a partnership and he is raising money for the g-o-p and that money helps republicans candidates running for congress./// ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races and political news that matter to you... on air and online at las vegas
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oakland raiders training camp has been in napa valley for decades. but things could be changing. chris maathuis will share some details coming up in sports. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the d-e-a remains at odds over marijuana... drawing a line between federal and state law. what today's news means for nevada... next.///
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the drug enforcement administration is putting its foot down on marijuana... saying it has no accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse. this comes as several states including nevada... are looking at legalizing recreational weed. patrick walker takes a look at the effort. ((state sen. tick segerblom/(d) las vegas: "the dam is about ready to break, it may take 10 years, but in the next 10 years, marijuana will be legal thoughout the united states.")) ((patrick walker)) state senator tick segerblom has been a driving force behind nevada's budding marijuana industry. he says nevada is playing a growing role in the marijuana conversation. ((state sen. tick segerblom/(d) las vegas: "people come to nevada from all around
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recreational marijuana is legitimate, and has a public purpose, then they'll take that back to their states.")) ((patrick walker)) over the last decade and a half... the legalization effort in the silver state and nationwide has come on the medical marijuana side. medical marijuana is legal 25 states and washington d-c... half the country. but while the d-e-a this week denied any medical benefits of cannabis... states are moving forward. nevada is one of five states that could legalize recreational marijuana this year... joining 4 other states and the district of columbia trying to get kids more involved in drugs, and i think it's probably the wrong way to go." annette magnus (off camera): "oh alan...")) ((patrick walker)) our politics now faceoff panel weighed in on who would benefit from a legal weed industry in nevada. ((alan stock/kxnt radio host: "they're praying on people's desire to have it legal, again, big businesses are going to be the ones who make money on this thing.")) ((annette magnus/ex. dir., battle born progress: "but also the state makes money on this alan, and we've talked about this before, just like colorado and washington, the state will make a lot of money if this is taxed and regulated the way it should
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how the vote will go? recent independent polls show the initiative passing by a margin of 8-9 percentage points. of course... the election is still three months away. patrick walker... 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the d-e-a will increase the amount of marijuana available for research, as well as open testing up at more institutions. currently only the university of mississippi is allowed to supply marijuana for research./// ((christianne klein)) we showed you the flooding in zion national park lastht major rock fall forced the mount carmel highway to close. it happened near the pine creek bridge in the park and the blockage affected both sides of the road. a hazard geologist has been called in to remove the rock and assess the road before it reopens. zion was pounded with intense rain and hail... followed by flash flooding from those storms.///
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another nice but cooler day across the valley...we did briefly climb to 102 -- but that was afternoon spent in the upper 90s. ............... lots of blue sky but we do have a few clouds this afternoon -- we did see a few briefly intense cells south of boulder city and searchlight -- instability stemming off some of the sporadic storms we've seen in nearby mohave county. but those
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evening. ...................... looking at the next few hours....your evening planner shows temps in the mid 90s through 7pm. clear and warm around 93 by 9pm. by 11pm look for temps in the upper 80s with low 80s expected by early tomorrow morning. ................... generally the rest of the evening looks dry and fairly quiet... down around mohave county. the mccullough range and mohave county a slight concern for some gusty outflow winds from thunderstorms through the evening. .................. dry weather expected areawide tomorrow through monday and into first half of next week, with
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monsoon threat....for now. chance of moisture returning to the area late next week. ...................... today: we briefly climbed to 102 -- a little cooler now. tonight lows drop down to 81 degrees.... by friday we're lookign at high temperatures up to 104.... climbing up to 110 by sunday. ..................... temps. on the rise into the weekend. highs peak by sunday...up to 109. saturday- wednesday temps. will be above 105-degrees ((dave courvoisier)) raiders are looking for that green light to exit oakland. ((christianne klein)) >> and training camp could also be on the move. ((chris maathuis)) >> when we visited camp in napa valley this week.. there was talk of moving training camp to go along with the raiders relocation. i'll share some details. plus... which rebel is the king of selfies? or who would best fit on the cover of g-q? answers coming up here on
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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
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raiders relocation proposal. still months from a final decision... but law makers up north in reno met with raiders officials raiders reps also toured the area seeking possible training site locations.. they've been here in napa valley for decades. if the raiders move to vegas, training camp could very well be in reno. ((chris maathuis)) be leaking out... three new names have emerged in the race to come up with a name and logo for the las vegas franchise. nhl owner bill foley says he's filed for trademark protection on night hawks, desert hawks and red hawks. but he also told me he is filing two other names.. but for protection purposes wouldn't reveal those names. ((chris maathuis)) we talked to the sleuth who found the names that foley was protecting with a trademark filing. clark rasmussen says he had a moment of inspiration. clark rasmussen/web troll: "so i was thinking about it this morning and had just
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but have knights in it sort of thing that foley talked about this week.. and i started going through the list of birds that are native to nevada and night hawks really jumped out on that list and i took a look to see if las vegas nighthawks.com available and it was already taken and it was registered to one of bill foley's companies." ((chris maathuis)) so one thing led to another and desert hawks and red hawks were all filed by foley's company. in all of major league baseball, las vegan chris carter is 3rd in strikeouts. but he's also 8th in the league with 27 home runs... carter leads off the scoring with a 2 run shot and the brewers beat the braves 11-3. carter also with 66 rbi's on the season. ((chris maathuis)) it was photo day for the unlv football team. a day off from the daily grind. it also gave the guys a chance to smile for a while. nats ((chris maathuis)) it's time to smile...
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players: "i say my right side, look good,... say turn to my left side... take a picture of me in the middle, we gonna look good regardless.. .oh man all sides, or no sides is more like it... i don't think i have a bad side if your going to be this good looking, you can't no i'm kidding. ((chris maathuis)) you can forget those serious faces... turn those frowns upside down.. and look what you've got that's right... if you look good, you feel good and play good.. isn't that the ole saying? tony sanchez/unlv coach': i know know about that.. e pretty right now we'll see how it ends up in the fall." ((chris maathuis)) a photo never lies... so who's the man who should be on the cover of g-q? players': try hawthorne. besides myself... tony.. he's got the typical body and looks that all the girls want. ((chris maathuis)) it's all about the kodachrome... pictures. selfies. players... lot of guys do well on snapchat.. selfie wise... i'll say devonte... devonte boyd.. ((chris maathuis)) if devonte rules the selfie world....
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selfies. on a scale of 1-10 how photogenic is this team? sanchez: "other then me i think pretty photogenic... i mean we got guys who are characters.. that's what makes it so great from all over bring em together and all these different personalities light up the room." team scrimmage open to the public is this saturday morning beginning at 9:30 ((christianne klein)) our strange stories for
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((katie boer)) a florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a four-foot long ball python while he sat inside his screened porch. shaun oleson still has fang marks on his side to prove it. the snake isn't his...
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it came from. ball pythons aren't native to florida./// ((chris maathuis)) it appears that a deer in berkeley, california has olympic dreams... the hooved creature crashed a swimming lesson today... jumping right in the pool. turns out, it wasn't quite the swimmer. good thing lifeguards were on hand... who jumped into action and got it out of the water quickly. the deer is ok and is now concentrating on the 200 meter sprint instead... it ran away./// a suspected car thief in attention in court today... so he decided to twerk! and that did the trick, although not in the way 30 year-old calvin griffith hoped. judge catherine pooler was not amused. she set griffith's bond at 18-thousand 500-dollars. he's charged with burglary and trespassing... and now he can add public embarrassment to that list./// ((dave courvoisier)) that's all for us live at eleven.
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talk carpool karaoke next on the late show. we'll see you back here tomorrow night.///
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