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prep remain outraged over possible changes at the school. this comes after the governing board decided yesterday move forward with the process of partnering up with an out of state institution. but putting off a final vote. democracy prep runs a strict curriculum which includes 10 hour school days and classes on some saturdays... as well as silent passing periods. school leaders are citing financial issues for the
to finalize the terms of the partnership december 13. ((paul joncich)) >> and with the process moving forward... dozens of parents along with students showed up to protest on campus today. our karen castro was out in the mix and spoke to parents about their concerns. karen? ((karen castro)) >> some parents tell me they believe their opinions are being over looked. but many of them made it loud and clear how they feel about the changes. ((chatavia allen - parent: i feel like they're trying to incorporate like a prison system, ten hour days, 6 days a week, silent they're making that sudden change. randolph luckett - parent: im gonna have to homeschool my daughter because she's not gonna-- i'm not gonna put her in public school and the situation is really sad how they just spring this on us.)) ((karen castro)) >> a large crowd gathered on campus this morning to voice their frustrations. parents and students were holding signs describing their disapproval of democracy prep... the east-coast based non-profit organization looking to step in. we are learning more about why
board member, francisco aguilar says middle schoolers were underperforming. the governing board also states financial issues. the school receives funding from the state and the agassi foundation subsidizes the per pupil allotment. ((francisco aguilar - agassi prep governing board member: at the foundation we're trying to ensure that the school exist in the long term and if we continue to raise the level of funding, the endowment substantially decreases over time and we want to make sure the funding stays leveled for a long period.)) ((karen castro)) >> aguilarys was voluntary and approved by the nevada department of education. under the proposed changes, agassi prep will not be completely out of the picture. the school owns the building and will continue taking care of the expenses associated with the property. however, democracy prep will take over all academic operations. ((karen castro)) >> we've been told folks with democracy prep were on campus today... and will be on campus in the coming weeks.
cafeteria for any parents who have questions. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((paul)) >> karen, if the partnership is approved... any clue when democracy will begin teaching students? ((karen castro)) >> if the agassi governing board approves the partnership december 13, the changes would begin july first of next year./// ((paul joncich)) > school in the valley that could see some changes. the clark county school district is looking into rezoning a number of schools. the district says it's necessary for some schools in order to make room for new ones getting ready to open. some of the elementary schools include... treem and thorpe... staton... smalley... taylor and alamo. if your child goes to any of the schools up for re-zoning... members of the commission say a notice will be sent out to parents during winter break. public comment would take place in january and february--- and
the board for a possible vote. ((christianne klein)) with just five days left until election day... the clinton campaign is pulling out their big guns in southern nevada... with back-to-back rallies featuring the presidential hopeful... and the former president. politics now co-host patrick walker is live from the cox pavilion on unlv's campus with more. patrick? ((patrick walker)) >> bill clinton is expected here tonight... in just a few hours. he'll be speaking before a steve aoki concert inside the cox pavillion. one of his wife's main outlets to reach out to millenial voters. the former president spoke at a rally with students at the college of southern nevada's cheyenne campus last time he was here back in september. this is video from that visit. our latest channel 8/jmc analytics poll has the presidential race a tie in nevada as of yesterday... 45-45. young voters have been a target for both campaigns... as have minority voters.
left to early vote. the majority of students here are locals... meaning many of them are registerred to vote in clark county. will this be enough to drive young voters out tomorrow or election day? we'll see. reporting live at unlv... patrick walker... 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) on the republican side... campaigning for his father... as more political spots go to air this week. ((campaign ad: don't let her fail us again. i'm donald trump and i approve this message.)) this week alone donald trump has dropped around 20 million dollars on new ads. --- but it's still not as much as his opponent who's spending roughly 32 million. his newest ad calls out the latest fbi investigation saying it's crippling her and makes her unfit to lead the nation.
battleground states of north carolina and florida today./// ((christianne klein)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all the races that matter to you... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((paul joncich)) well, if you listen to the banks and lenders... they'll tell you now is the time to refinance if you own a home. ((christianne klein)) >> but... is that good advice? 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen set out for answers. she has them in our debt destroyer segment./// ((paul joncich)) >> state looking to put a cap on the number of payday loan offices and interest rates. we speak with one analyst who's been helping re-write the laws.///
as you make up your mind, remember -- congressman heck voted 10
times to defund planned parenthood. he even threatened to shut down the government over it. heck took all that money from wall street and predatory payday lenders and voted their way. sking it on the stock market. congressman heck just doesn't care about people like us.
narrator: the target... seniors. danny tarkanian set up thirteen fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors... fronts for telemarketing schemes. seniors lost millions from the scams danny tarkanian helped set up. jacky rosen has always led with integrity. in congress, jacky rosen will protect seniors and strengthen social security. responsible with your tax dollars. jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen and i approved this message. this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) now is the time to refinance your home if you own. at least -- that's what you're hearing from bankers and lenders these days. ((christianne klein))
joins us now with the truth about refinacing in this debt destroyer report. ((michelle mortensen)) so you want to refinace your home? why? are you doing it to lower your interest rate or reduce the terms of your mortgage? do you have a second mortgage or home equity you're looking to combine? has your financial situation changed ... or have you recently married or divorced? if you answered yes to those questions .. a refi might be right for you. but remember ... refinacing means a whole new mortgage and a lot of extra costs... as mih explains. ((michele johnson / financial guidance center: "refi isn't free.. you are going to pay closing costs and have to get an appraisal.//// 10:22 you need to figure out how long it will take me to recoup this cost whether you are wrapping it up in the new loan or not -- it is still costing you." )) ((michelle mortensen)) here's an example. say your current intrest rate is 5%. your refi will bring it down to 3.25% lowering your payment by
you back 3 grand .. thanks to an apprasal and closing costs. so how long will it take you to pay that 3 grand off if you roll it into your new mortgage? 15 months. as a result ... many experts say refi's are only worthwhile if you have a very high interest rate. ((rule of thumb ... if you are not dropping at least 1.5 to 2 % the value may not be there )) ((michelle mortensen)) lowering your interest rate more in taxes .. depending on your tax bracket. and you could face a huge fine ... if your current mortgage has a prepayement penalty. now if you think this is a lot to digest and understand ... don't fret. michele and the folks at the financail guidance center will walk you through any refi you're considering for free. they'll even help you cut costs. ((we can help you understand which ocsts are negotiable and which are fixed because sometimes there are a lot of junk fees// 17:05 so go in educated go in representing yourself and look for the best deal you can get ))
learning more about whether refinancing is right for you ... contact our debt destroyer partner the finacial guidance center .. for a free one-on-one appointment. announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) ask yourself: if joe heck was on your side, why did he threaten to shut down the government on his crusade to defund planned parenthood? side with the wall street banks when he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip"? and why did joe heck put payday lenders and their shameful interest rates first when he took their money?
weather toss ((tedd florendo)) ((( cool north breezes this afternoon, but not as windy as earlier today as forecasted. temps climbed higher than yesterday and near average again with comfortble 70's outside this afternoon. gusts did peak up to 30 or more in some spots down the colorado river valley. .................. ................. ................ neighborhood temps in the 70's through many parts of the
lower in elevation and typically warmer. west side not as mild and cooler than the rest of the valley with temps only in th 50's for the mountain this afternoon after a chilly morning start near the freezing mark. .. ............................. .... ................ regional temps also stayed mild especially down the colorado river down to laughlin and bullhead city. warmer in death valley with high near 80 today. chilly temps exist up in the central great basin and far north portions of the state. ......... .......................... ................ cool here to the pacific continues in the southern plains over to the southeast where they're breaking records for heat for early november. ............ ....................... ...................... satellite and radar shows clearer skies than yesterday and no chance for showers as they stay down towards mexico and arizona. we'll begin to see that low wrap around moisture tomorrow towards northern arizona but we should remain on the dry side with some cloud cover. could sneak in slight chances in east county but otherwise mostly sunny with breezes still
................................ ... ................. tonight expect lows in the mid to high 50's and chilly again under mostly clear skies. evening breezes will be isolated and decrease through the evening but still remain breezy down the colorado river. tomorrow milder near 80 tomorrow and should remain that way for several days. winds not as strong tomorrow, but could be breezy still for those northern sections of the valley. ................................ ... ...................... neighborhood by neighborhood temps will be mild tomorrow with many neighborhoods int he 80's the east part of the valley and closer to the high 70's for the west side of town and coolest. . .............................. .... ....................... extended forecast shows mild 80's for a several days even as we head into your weekend. breezes return late weekend but otherwise plenty of sunshine. could see more clouds develop by the weekend but otherwise should be mild and pleasant.
the cubs curse has been lifted... ((paul joncich)) >> and fans continue to fill the streets in celebration today. a look at the big party straight ahead./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at four. i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists. narrator: and joe heck says "i have
i don't know what i said, aah... narrator: heck says he "completely supports" trump. i would bomb the [bleep] out of them. narrator: and heck? reporter: you trust him having his finger on the nuclear button? heck: i do. reporter: why do you say that? heck: why wouldn't i? narrator: donald trump and joe heck. wrong for nevada. narrator: the
target... seniors. narrator: donald trump and joe heck. danny tarkanian set up thirteen fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors... fronts for telemarketing schemes. the scams danny tarkanian helped set up. jacky rosen has always led 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
>> to celebrate today after the cubs ended a 108 year drought at the world
series championship. ((paul joncich)) >> game seven was played in cleveland, but thousands of die-hard cubs fans gathered outside historic wrigley field to soak up the excitement during a celebration that many have literally waited a lifetime to be part of. but let's just say the party started long before last night's game. dean reynolds has the story. (celebration) across chicago... it was a once in a lifetime celebration some games you watch ... a few you remember ... but only one can be emblazoned
such a game. (chicago cubs reax) even when they tied it, i said we were gonna come back, this team does not quit.//it's never easy, its not east being a cubs fan. but this makes it all worth it. a little bouncer slowy towards bryant, he'll grab it and throw to rizzo, its inm the world series!" (ricketts wls marquee nf) "i just hope everyone in chicago is having a great time because ultimately for me its all about the fans.."//013633over a century of lean years we hung through thick and thin and a hell of a lot of thin and now we got a
life long faithfuls cheered from their living rooms... favorite bars... or nearest street corners .. (dean reynolds/cbs news/chicago) the reality of the cubs' victory is still sinking in around here. the city plans a big parade for the team in a few days and president obama -- a white sox fan -- has extended a white house invitation to baseball's new champs. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago ((christianne klein)) > and as chicagcsnd eir fans cod series championship in more than a century... louisville slugger is offering a commemorative bat to help mark the historic occasion. began rolling out the bats for the champs this morning. louisville slugger has been a part of every world series played since the first one in 1903. this year two thousand and 16 sequentially numbered limited-edition full-size bats will before 140 dollars. ((christianne klein)) of course many of you here in the valley are just as excited about last night's win and took to our facebook page to
thank you cleveland indians for an incredible run and being the ultimate underdog that nobody wanted to root for because of americas love affair with the cubbies. indians will be back trudy says... this world series was a roller coaster ride i will never forget. so happy i lived long enough to see this day. congrats cubs!!! yoli posted... the curse has been lifted lastly, jasmine writes... the drought ended...it rained!! congrats cub fans./// ((paul joncich)) the power outage at paris being moved to harrah's. ((christianne klein)) >> we're live with the process that's underway. you're watching the valley's news leader at 4./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at
metro has closed flamingo at tenaya as they investigate a critical injury crash. at this time it is unclear how sure to stay with us both on air and online for the latest toss to weather toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) sunny and milder today with temperatures above average again for another straight day. winds also increased a little
we were warmer than yesterday at this time but rain seems to be staying to the east. ........... ........................ .................... tonight hour by hour shows temps i the 70's then 60's later in the evening. more sunshing tomorrow with sunny skies and calmer winds for your friday. expecting clear skies as well with possibly some clouds developing east county and over mohave county arizona. ((paul joncich)) >> the man charged with valley teenager five years ago made an appearance in court this morning. in february...javier righetti pleaded guilty to 10 counts connected to the death of alyssa otremba in 2011. police say 15 year-old otremba was on her way home from school when righetti raped, tortured and killed her. in march a judge tossed out his plea since righetti did not specifically admit the killing was premeditated, willful and
were issues bringing in experts for the state and defense on the same day...so the setting of righetti's trial date was pushed to next week. otremba's family was also in court this morning and say they plan to return when a date is expected to be set next tuesday. ((christianne klein)) only about 60 days remain until the next nevada legislature. lawmakers and researchers are busy working on policy to put restrictions on pay day lenders in clark county. ((paul joncich)) >> so how bad is the problem? sharie johnson takes a look at who is most affected and where? there are four groups who use payday lenders the most: military communities, veterans, african- americans and people who make under 50,000 a year. and we talked with the researcher who explains the zipcode with the most lenders in the state.
)) ameen sbitani just took out his second pay day loan in two months. the first was $160 dollars. this time... over $200 dollars. ((ameen sbitani, approved for loan i didn't have the $226 today, i could have made a partial payment; what i did was interest only and that was $35 )) ameen lives near downtown las vegas... the area code with the highest number of payday loan lenders... according to data by justin gardner of innovative research and analysis. while 440 lenders statewide exist... ((jst innovative resarch & analysis we saw that 50 payday lenders existed in 89101 which is one of the most impoverished zip codes in clark county right in between the strip and downtown; that kind of area around the 95 &15 interchange 6:02 it really was allstriking )) the unlv phd candidate is now working with lawmakers to help put restrictions on lenders. ((justin gardner of innovative resarch & analysis
basis with a pay day lender owns 500-1000 in interest fees at the end of the year so that's not setting them up for financial independence, it's setting them up for financial dependence )) meanwhile... people who need cash... fast... only hope they don't drown in debt. ((ameen sbitani, approved for loan i can't get involved in a trap )) ((sharie johnson)) the state treasurer dan schwartz has met with lenders, consumers and advocates. with gardner's re that combines interest rate caps, forming a database and teaching financial literacy in schools. right now, schwartz is waiting for the legislative council bureau to draft the proposals. ((christianne klein)) >> what other areas of town are impacted the most? ((sharie johnson)) north of the 95... near sunset... also the eastern part of spring valley.
stretch in henderson is coming to an end. traffic anchor demetria obilor gives you an update on the pase verde parkway improvement project, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) demetria obilor: this past july, henderson started construction on a one-point-2 million project to improve paseo verde parkway between st. rose pkwy. and green valley pkwy. the past few weeks, there have been lane restrictions along paseo verde parkway for paving, utility adjustments and striping work. henderson says roadway striping will be finished tomorrow. crews have been working to fix the asphalt along stretch, remove median islands and on the sidewalk ramps, so that they meet the americans with disabilities act standards. landscaping and lane striping are also part of the project's scope. this project was funded through fuel revnue indexing, aka the gas tax which ends in december. clark county residents will be able to vote on an extension of the tax in the upcoming election, which would extend it for the next 10 years. the rtc says the tax rate would adjust to inflation and generate $3
it would cost an average of a quarter of a day for motorists hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. ((christianne klein)) sinking investments for those living in a luxury high rise. ((paul joncich)) >> now developers are being hit with a lawsuit and one attorney says buyer beware will not cut it.
this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) the man accused of gunning down two police officers remains hospitalzied. police plan to charge scott michael greene later today. ((christianne klein)) >> they say the suspect had previous run-ins with the law, including an incident a couple of weeks ago. danielle nottingham reports from des moines where police just held a news conference. police in iowa say they found evidence tying scott michael greene to the killings of two police officers sgt. paul parizek/des moines p.d. we did find a gun we do believe was probably the firearm used in the attacks investigators say scott michael greene ambushed urbandale
moines sergeant anthony beminio (beh-min-ee-oh) overnight wednesday in their patrol cars. the killings happened about 20 minutes apart less than two miles from each other. greene turned himself in hours later and was taken to the hospital after saying he felt sick. greene was well known to police in the area. i escorted you outside the stadium sir, you grabbed me greene recorded this video about two weeks ago, showing police escorting him from a high school football game. waved a confederate flag at a group of black spectators during the national anthem. (danielle nottingham/cbs nws, des moines, ia) published reports also say greene recently had a fight with his mother whom he had been living with resulting in domestic abuse charges against her. 24 year old martin joined the urbandale police force last year. the 38 year old beminio had been with the des moines police department since 2005. (dana wingert/des moines chief of police) nobody deserves this tonya nd justin did not deserve this
and balloons pay tribute to the fallen officers.danielle nottingham, cbs news, des moines, iowa. ((christianne klein)) >> funeral arrangements for the two officers are still pending./// ((paul joncich)) over in san francisco... the city is suing the developers of the sinking millennium tower. the 58-floor building, which contains luxury condominiums, has sunk some 16-inches and is the city attorney says an investigation revealed that the developer... mission street development l-l-c knew for at least a year before they began selling condos that the building was sinking much faster than expected. the lawsuit accuses millennium partners of defrauding condo buyers by not telling them about the building's sinking infrastructure when it was completed in 2009. (dennis herrera/city attorney, san francisco) "buyer beware doesn't cut it here. someone selling real estate must disclose details about normal property conditions. the law is
m catherine cortez masto. i know some people are so disgusted with politics they think their vote doesn't matter. but we can't just sit on the sidelines when so much needs to be done. i know that,
working together, we can make progress. as attorney general, i brought democrats and republicans together to fight sex trafficking and drug dealers. and i took on the big banks who took advantage of nevada homeowners. i approve this message because in washington,
drone. the drone streams video to your smartphone, so you can decide if your home is at risk or not. sunflower labs is now accepting participant applications. it plants to start beta tests next year./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) ((( cool north breezes this earlier today as forecasted. temps climbed higher than yesterday and near average again with comfortble 70's outside this afternoon. gusts did peak up to 30 or more in some spots down the colorado river valley. ......... .......................... ................ neighborhood temps in the 70's through many parts of the valley, with mildest temps over to the eastside where we're lower in elevation and typically warmer. west side not as mild and cooler than the rest of the valley with temps only in th 50's for the mountain this afternoon after a
................. .................. ................ regional temps also stayed mild especially down the colorado river down to laughlin and bullhead city. warmer in death valley with high near 80 today. chilly temps exist up in the central great basin and far north portions of the state. ................................ ... ................ cool here to the pacific northwest, but warmer weather continues in the southern plains over to the southeast where they're breaking records for heat for early november. ................................ ... ...................... clearer skies than yesterday and no chance for showers as they stay down towards mexico and arizona. we'll begin to see that low wrap around moisture tomorrow towards northern arizona but we should remain on the dry side with some cloud cover. could sneak in slight chances in east county but
the colorado river. ............ ....................... ................. tonight expect lows in the mid to high 50's and chilly again under mostly clear skies. evening breezes will be isolated and decrease through the evening but still remain breezy down the colorado river. tomorrow milder near 80 tomorrow and should remain that way for several days. winds not as breezy still for those northern sections of the valley. ................................ ... ...................... neighborhood by neighborhood temps will be mild tomorrow with
as a marine combat veteran, i understand the sacrifices our military makes. our benefits are earned, and we rely on them. politicians like joe heck should understand that. narrator: joe heck voted to shut down the federal government, risking critical services for nevada veterans. and during that shutdown, heck continued cashing his congressional paycheck. respect. but back in dc, joe heck is putting politics before nevada. and that doesn't work for me. narrator: vote vets is responsible for the content
((christianne klein)) buying your first home is one of the biggest and most important financail decisions you will make in your lifetime. but how can you know whether you're ready to buy? ((paul joncich)) >> consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to help. she's come up with a "before you buy" checklist in tonight's debt destroyer report. so ... you want to buy a home. you like the schools your kids go to ... and you don't see yourself transfering or leaving the state anytime soon. it might be a good time to buy. but before you start looking ... make sure you can check all the boxes on the debt destroyer buyers checklist. first on the list. do you have the cash? ((it's not just the matter ofhaving the down payment and closing costs but the savings to back up the costc that are going to come as a homeowner. ))
center in southern nevada ... and helps thousands of people with their money management, debt and with buying homes. she suggestes you have a 6 month emergency fund in place ... and the cash set aside forthe down payment and closing costs for a home before you even start looking at homes. so if you want a 200,000 dollar home. the minimum down payment is 3..5 % ... or 7 grand. and the avergage closing cost in nevada for a 200,000 home is $1994. that means ... you needb just to think about buying. then it's time to qualify for a loan. and even if the bank qualifies you for more than you expected ... you should only buy what you can afford. ((the recommendation is that you don't spend more than 36% of your monthly gross household income )) if your gross monthly income is 4 grand ... your mortgage... hoa ... insurance and utilities shoudl be no more than $1440. so once you find a home you love
costs ... plus what your mortgage payment will be on the home. and if you plan on making home improvements ... or buying new furniture ... you'll need to have that money set aside. michele's last piece of advice... don't forget the lessons of our past. ((we shouldn't have short memories .. remember where we were 7, 8 years ago. //7:50 how many people lost thier homes? so look longer term and as with every finacial decision take the emotion out of it look at the black and white before you ever begin looking for a home. )) >> the financial guidance center holds free classes every month in both english and spanish for those looking to buy a home. ((christianne klein)) >> this month there will be classes held this saturday... the 5th as well as on the 9th and 10th./// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. christianne klein >> 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter.
"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%. nevada, there's a better choice: ruben kihuen. kihuen pushed to crack down on employers 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. blackout in the paris las vegas hotel and casino on the strip... due to human error. thanks for joining us live at 5... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) >> and i'm denise valdez... as you can see -- or not see -- from this video, the casino was in the dark, causing confusion and some uncomfortable moments for
>> the hotel has been cleared out and evacuees have been relocated to bally's. shakala alvaranga is just ahead with those details. but we start our team coverage with mauricio marin live outside the paris to explain what caused this and the current situation at the hotel-casino. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> as the sun sets some folks are working to figure out if they'll be able to sleep in their hotel room tonight after this massive blackou casino. this is the scene right now outside the hotel where it's been over 7 hours since a construction crew accidently cut the main power line. >> paris hotel leaders tell us it's taking a lot more time to get the power on than expected. they had hoped to get temporary power on a few hours after the incident just before 10.