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((katie boer)) that's because police say the boy's body was was found with legature marks and say this is likely a case of child abuse. police are investigating the death, but have arrested this man... 31-year old kenneth robinson -- who is not a family member--on a charge of open murder. resident thomas james is disgusted... . (( thomas 48:57 a child that young...killed.. :59 before he could even experience life 49:01 )) ((katie boer)) and says he's seen robinson on the property on two or three occasions. dee domestic violence herself and also recently moved in with her 12-year old son three weeks ago. (( denise martin 00:37:29 and we just started over in las vegas three weeks ago to put all that behind and we walk out the door into a crime scene of a child who's been aparently beaten to death :39 )) ((katie boer)) in the short time they've lived here... she says she's seen plenty of police activity. ((denise martin 00:40:27 it's nonstop over here :29 whether its the needles...because of the needles we're stepping over on the sidewalk :32 the drug deals going on... but this is not a safe neighborhood :35 )) ((katie boer)) now her fear has shifted to the
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the abuse. (( denise martin: 00:38:05 for me its about the other children that were in the apartment :09 those lives are different :10 they'll never be the same :13 )) ((katie boer)) back live...we've learned those other children are in the custody of child protective services while police continue their investigation. ...they we're also found inside the residence with their mother when police arrived. reporting near boulder highway and flamingo... kbo 8nn. ((denise valdez)) >> katie... have police indicated if the mother has some kind of involvement too? will she face any charges? ((katie boer)) >> denise... police never arst suspect. police said they did want to speak with her as they continue their investigation. back to you. ((denise valdez)) it's happened again... a pedestrian is dead after being hit on a valley road. this happened around 3:30 this afternoon... near lamb and vegas valley drive. no word just yet if the elderly man was in a crosswalk when he was hit by a car. no word yet on whether the driver faces any charges./// ((dave courvoisier))
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is stirring quite the debate. in a letter sent to parents... teachers say the new partner could lead to longer school days and silent lunch periods. and some aren't too happy with the potential changes. shakala alvaranga is live near lake mead boulevard with the latest. ((shakala alvaranga)) dave, a petition is currently circulating to prevent any partnership of agassi with democracy prep. most of the students that we talked to just learned about the news today. this is what we know so far .... democracy prep model is built on a practice called "no excuses". here's a breakdown: students attend classes for at least 8 hours a day --with two hours of math, three hours of literacy, one hour of science and one hour of social studies. the petition calls the model hostile and prejudicial, adding that students would have silent lunch periods and silent hallways. jeff barlow, parent ((05;27;54 "it's kind of surprising to me that they would even consider something like
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of the families" )) meanwhile we have reached out to the school -- but they are keeping tight lipped about the situation. ((shakala alvaranga)) the governing board will meet wednesday at 5:30 in the cafetaria, where they are expected to vote on the matter. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((denise valdez)) town square has transformed into town 'scary' this halloween. tonight with your spooky forecast. ((tedd florendo)) ((( cooler temps today with mostly clear skies and calmer winds. breezes earlier have subsided around the region giving way to a nice halloween day and night. expecting temps to cool off to the 60's by nightfall and temps are actually 10 degrees cooler than yesterday with the passage of the cold front and now cool north breezes. ................. .................. .... here's your halloween forecast tonight dropping to the 60's after 70's this afternoon.
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after those bigger breezes yesterday and today. humidity still remains higher than what we typically get in the desert. low 60's by late tonight.
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that's the speciality equipment market association. this year its expecting more than 140-thousand people in an around the convention center. it's one of the biggest conventions of the year. paul joncich got a sneak peak as they were setting up today. ((paul joncich)) the sema show is all about cars and trucks. and the specialty products that can make them look, and sound in other words, if you're really into cars, it's a little slice of heaven. sema has gotten so big, it now occupies all 3-million square feet of space at the convention center. hundreds of automotive vendors are there. showing off their latest products. the automotive specialty market is on a winning streak. coming out of the recession, consumers spent 36-million dollars improving their vehicles. on everything from flashy rims to blinged out interiors. (( 1:05 peter macgillivray/sema:"we
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virtual reality experiences, we want to teach our industry the virtures of virtual reality and how they can weave that technology into their business. we've got so much technology being unvieled here in the new product showcase, there's over a thousand products that have never been seen before that will be unvieled this week." )) ((paul joncich)) the show begins tomorrow at the convention center. and every year it wraps up on friday with a parade of some of the coolest cars and trucks. ((paul joncich)) sema is a trade show that's not open to the public. but for the first time, there will bea is open to the public. it's in the gold lot across from the convention center, for 20 dollars anyone can get in and get a look at the vehicles that took part in the parade. up to now, that's always been a trade event that was not open to the public. ((denise valdez)) is sema committed to staying in las vegas? ((paul joncich)) it sure sounds like it. i brought up the planned expansion of the convention center to the vp of events for
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it and look forward to seeing what they can do with even more space./// ((dave courvoisier)) the big banks of wall street... are widely known for their part in causing the housing crash. but are they doing a better job at preventing something like that from happening again? the i-team's george knapp looks into whether banks are still behaving badly... up next./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier,
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denise valdez, tedd florendo and chris maathuis. this is 8 news now at six." ((dave courvoisier)) eleven trillion dollars--that's how much personal wealth was wiped out by the housing crisis that erupted in 2007. and no city in america suffered more than las vegas. wall street banks were slammed with huge fines for their role in creating the financial meltdown, but none of the big players went to prison. so, would banker george knapp of the i-team looks at banks behaving badly. (( ) ) for 30 straight years, rivers of money flowed in las vegas, fueled by bat-out-of-hell growth rates that created the mother of all housing bubbles. nevada was tailor-made for the frankenstein-like financial products invented by wall street banks. sub-prime loans meant more people could buy houses, and that meant more money for so-called banksters. heather murren: people should have
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street analyst heather murren spent 18 months working on the commission which investigated the financial meltdown. banks were allowed to create the risky instruments that were used to defraud millions of homeowners and investors. the commission uncovered direct evidence of crimes. heather murren: we handed folders over to the department of justice that said these things we believe that people did were illegal...but no one has actually gone to jail. the big banks knew they were selling fraudulent in nevada, as elsewhere, they created robosigning factories...like a fast food line for made-up mortgage documents. homeowners eventually discovered that they didn't own their homes after all...including this reporter. gknapp: you told me my mortage was bad. tisha black: that's amazing. attorney tisha black helped
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nevada authorities tried to go after the banks on criminal charges, but states had to back off when federal authorities brokered a settlement. wall street agreed to billions in fines, but none of the big bankers were personally prosecuted. and for wall street, that is the moral of the story. tisha black: it's the morality. there is no morality. they don't answer to anybody, really. they might get hauled in front of congress for an embarrassing three hour session and they're done. a lot of people would deal with that for a 30 million dollar paycheck. the meltdown, some bank presidents were given fat raises. altogether, big banks have paid $200 billion in fines since the financial collapse, for fraud, for money laundering, for other criminal schemes, but the fines are often paid by banks insurance companies, and they're tax deductible, a cost of doing business. wells fargo, the largest bank in
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creating millions of unauthorized credit card accounts. bank executives know the benefits outweigh the risks. tisha: it's the carrot and the stick. the carrot is huge and the stick is small. heather: we haven't changed the culture of the banks and i think what we're seeeing with wells fargo is very symptomatic of the fact that if nobody gets in trouble for anything at a high level, then ultimately people's behaviors don;t change. murren thinks new regulations will make it harder for wall mess as the last time but warns there are shadow banking systems in play that are not being scrutinized. if we can't put bankers in prison, the public can at least send a message. illinois and california decided to cut off wells fargo from doing business with their states. nevada's treasurer announced that no such action would be taken here. murren: i was surprised. i think that treasurers have an obligation to all of their constituents and granted that wells fargo is the largest bank in nevada but nonetheless, they behaved poorly and we
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people that have accounts there, whether they're teachers or veterans or folks that don't have a lot of money. george knapp 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >> our series about the foreclosure crisis continues tomorrow. vanessa murphy looks at what happened to tens of millions of dollars that went into programs to help nevada homeowners. on our website, you can see the original project... 'desert underwater" which first aired 5 years ago and was honored with a peabody award./// ((denise valdez)) d into the halloween spirit out at town scary.
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overnight breezes. ............. ...................... ........... turning to the radar clouds have streamed in from the south but we remain dry. we do see another upper level low around northern california that could increase wind again tomorrow but not expecting a round of strong wind this time around. mostly sunny skies as the low remain dry. before another closed low comes into the desert southwest from northwest mexico and arizona bringing slight showers chances and clouds late week for mainly northern arizona. ................................ ... ................ looking around the nation...it's going to be a wet and cloudy halloween for the pacific northwest, while record breaking heat hits the southern plains and over to the southeast and some areas of the mid-atlantic
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continue. ................................ ... .................. tonight expect lows in the mid 50's and chilly by morning and the temps drop overnight and expect mostly clear skies to help aid that. looks like more sunshine with cooler highs again in the 70's to 60's for some parts of the region. we will see some breezes pick up, but they should not be what we saw on sunday nor will any wind alerts be issued. ................................ ... ................... neighborhood by neighborhood temps will climb to only the 70's for tuesday with the mildest temps over to the eastside of town where we're lower in elevation. coolest spots will be near the foothills and mount charleston as we set up for cool but comfortable tuesday. breezes will kick back in overnight giving way to some wind but staying mainly light breezes and not windy. ......... .......................... .................... extended forecast calls for cool temps through most of the week, with warming by midweek and beyond.
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unseasonably mild for this time of year. first week of november stays cool and look for more clouds and wind to develop. breezes by midweek and showers in the northwest arizona mainly late workweek. ((dave courvoisier)) the fight capitol of the world is hosting another title fight. ((denise valdez)) the fight capitol of the world is hosting anh fight. ((dave courvoisier)) the fight capitol of the
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fight. ((denise valdez)) >> there's nothing like fight week in las vegas. ((chris maathuis)) >> this week, former pound for fights jessie vargas. the las vegan is enjoying the spotlight, but he's got bigger plans ahead. plus... history will be made at the pbr this week... tell ya why coming up here on channel 8.
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"she's a slob." "she ate like a pig." "i'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers..." donald trump calls women "bimbos", "dogs", and "fat pigs." but congressman crescent hardy said he'd support donald trump 100%.
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oyers who pay women less than men. and kihuen will always protect a woman's right to choose. ruben kihuen for nevada. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. we've got a choice to make. jacky rosen wants to build an economy that works for all of us, creating good jobs, expanding solar energy, and improving our schools. but with danny tarkanian, you can't escape the sleaze.
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with the bill. he even helped set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors. danny tarkanian's out for himself. dccc is responsible for the content of this advertising. narrator: the target... seniors. danny tarkanian set up thirteen fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors... fronts for telemarketing schemes. seniors lost millions from
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with integrity. in congress, jacky rosen will protect seniors and strengthen social security. and jacky rosen will always be responsible with your tax dollars. jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. fight week in las vegas. senator manny pacquiao is stepping back into the ring and this time he's fighting las vegan jessie vargas. vargas is coming off a win.. a knockout win and will step into big spotlight this saturday. he's never headlined such a big fight... but he's now a champion and feels this is his time with new trainer dewey cooper. (( ))
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actaully trying to hurt somebody.. the minute is see the opening i take it and stay agressive on it... the fighter mentality has changed along with the trianers and team and they're bringing out the best oin me." ((chris maathuis)) if you'd like to see the fighters... arrivals are tomorrow at the south valet at the wynn beginning at 12:30. ((chris maathuis)) this fight wasn't picked up by any of the networks... so top rank is handling all the promotionsn top rank president bob arum has turned to social media to generate interest in the fight... and he likes what he's sees he says more people are watching the promotion then even he could've guessed. but he's now a fan of the new platforms ((chris maathuis)) (( )) bob arum/top rank;' "it allows us to be innovative for example we used to spend a lot of money to do shoulder programming on hbo we saw numbers.. 100-200 watching instead we took that money put it in our own shoulder programming called all in which
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and on yutube and to date we've had more then 15 million hits, soi much more and that's because of social media everything is moving in that direction, execpt of course for channel 8 in las vegas, nothing top channel 8. ((chris maathuis)) the cubs aren't dead yet... thanks to last night's big win at wrigley. and getting the cubs started was kris bryant. when he steps to the plate good things can happen. (( )) kris bryant/cubs; "you could be down, but you can get right back up just as easily so that's what makes this game great, it's a seven game series and
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((chris maathuis)) the cubs and their fans celebrated for one night... but today is an off day as the series shifts back to cleveland for game six on tuesday. ((chris maathuis)) from wednesday through sunday, the t-mobile arena will be rockin' with over 30 of the best bull riders in the world here. the pbr world finals rolls into las vegas... and there's something unique about the event this year. it's moved from the thomas and mack and will be staged at the t-mobile. and this is a first.. history will three of the four corners will feature bullriding chutes and the fourth will be a stage. (( )) sean gleason/ceo pbr; "this is the firsdt time we've tried anything like this we're fortunate to work with building in the design and litterlly came in with inches that we needed to back the chutes into the corner and make it pretty exciting." ((chris maathuis)) the setup will also feature a center stage for the pbr clowns to perform. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 is
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>> let's check in with paul to see what they're working on. ((paul joncich)) accused of making terrorist threats. we look into how a mother who lives hours from las vegas... helped police here prevent an attack at a local school. and reading deeper into the fbi's letter to lawmakers... concerning hillary clinton's e-mails. we look into how some local leaders really changed their tune on james comey over the weekend. minutes./// news music
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we've learned a lot about how joe heck works. follow the money. he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip" and took almost $700,000 from wall street, including some of the same banks who caused the crisis. and then there's money he's taken from payday lenders who charge 521% interest. heck co-sponsored legislation protecting their predatory practices. add it all up, and joe heck is working
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for nevada. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. how the presidential candidates are faring so far in nevada... and the push to get out the vote as early voting wraps up later this week. ((paul joncich)) and the next president... could be faced with a dire decision. the warning about the colorado river... and those of us who rely on it everyday. ((christianne klein)) the world series of poker is underway.

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