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bizarre story last night. today 8 news now's mauricio marin followed along with animal control to see what now happens with the animals. ((mauricio marin/reporter: animal control spent the day taking away the exotic animals from this home in pahrump. the home owners had a permit to have the lions, tiger, and panther. but the deplorable living conditions for some of the animals is what had authorities concerned. )) ((mauricio marin)) >> one by one....animals were loaded up into trailers friday afternoon. ((sgt. michael eisenloffel/ nye county sheriff office: "the animals are currently being removed and taken to that facility so that they can be propy ((mauricio marin)) nye county sheriff deputies with the help of animal control removed lions, a tiger, and a black panther. we found those animals living in cages on the backside of the property. ((sgt. michael eisenloffel/ nye county sheriff office: "it's logistically not a very easy task to remove vicious or exotic animals of this kind. special care has to be taken for the safety of the community and our officers and the animals themselves." )) ((mauricio marin)) but what authorities found inside the home is what had them really worried.
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office: "there are several linx cats inside the house but kept inside bedrooms and living areas of the home." )) ((mauricio marin)) police say those animals were found locked in bedrooms where they had been defecating and urinating on the walls and carpet. we looked at what guidelines have to be met in order for people to get a special animal permit in nye county. it shows a long list of inspection guidelines including sanitation and shelter guidelines that appear to not have been met with some of these animals. ((sgt. michael eisenloffel/ nye county sheriff offi: just visually seeing the conditions they were living in were very disturbing and concerning." )) during the removal process today---deputy were armed with shotguns as they transferred the animals into trailers out of an abudance of caution. the exotic animals are being taken to an u-s-d-a approved sanctuary. ((sgt. michael eisenloffel/ nye county sheriff office:"we also discovered a small fennec fox within the residence and interestingly enough that type of animal is restricted within nevada law under any conditions." )) ((mauricio marin))
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and jacki freeman---the woman who had the animals in her possession is now facing animal cruelty charges. she was cited but not arrested. ((mauricio marin: we tried talking with the folks on the property but they didn't want to comment. sheriff deputies tell us it's an ongoing investigation---and based on what they could find---more charges could be filed. reporting in pahrump...i'm mauricio marin. 8 news now.))
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high performance mustang - swerved and was broadsided on flamingo near torrey pines last night about 5:30. eyewitnesses say the driver got out and initially attended to the passenger - then began to walk around, appeared agitated, ignored citizens trying to talk to him.... and then walked away from the scene. was he on drugs or alcohol? eyewitnesses say he did'nt appear to be. (( 9:17:36 sgt. robert s impairment. i did speak to a witness who tried to talk to the driver when he was walking around the car and he didn't notice any sign of impairment so it's unknown at this time why the individual left the scene." )) ((paul joncich)) metro searched the immediate area, but couldn't find him even though he was walking around with a bloody face. ((paul joncich)) metro also traced the mustang back to it's registered owner... sent units over there. we don't know if they learned anything. this afternoon the coroner
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at this hour they're still looking for the driver - described only as a male hispanic in his 20's with short hair. last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a black jacket./// ((dave courvoisier)) metro police have arrested a second suspect... in connection with what appears to have been a home invasion turned homicide earlier this month. behind bars tonight is this man... 25-year-old jorge latorre... who police arrested yesterday without incident. 18-year-old cody sullivan s the two were wanted for the shooting death of 35-year-old thomas jones back on november 5th. video allegedly captures the men entering jones' home on sandpiper way... followed by the sound of gunfire. police say they believe the homicide was narcotics related. latorre and sullivan both face a number of charges... including robbery and murder./// ((dave courvoisier)) and tonight we have new information about a case we've been following... involving 20-year-old veronica salazar... accused of killing her newborn daughter. the coroner's report has been
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was caused by birth asphyxia. police say salazar gave birth to the child in a bathtub... then cut the umbilical cord and left her there to die./// ((denise valdez)) today, staff members at greenspun junior high school were put on the hot seat during a bullying trial. two families are suing the ccsd, claiming a henderson school did not handle the alleged harassment appropriately. 8 news now reporter karen castro was inside the courtroom for today's testimony. ((karen castro)) an educator and the dean were responsibilities and miscommunication among the school staff. the band teacher of the class where the alleged bullying was happening took the stand. robert beasley testified he received at email back in september 2011 from a concerned mother. he admitted he didn't forward the email, which attorneys for the victims pointed out, was a mandate under state law. beasley assumed administrators copied on the email had seen it. he said after the mother complained, he changed the seats of the student involved... but never notified the school
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victims had filed a complaint with the dean. ((john scott - victims' attorney: and in september dean wynn never talked to you to make inquring about what if anything you were doing to try to solve this situation? robert beasley - band teacher, greenspun jr. high school: not that i recall.)) ((karen castro)) dean cheryl wynn was questioned about why she didn't investigate the student's complaint. she said she had a meeting with the accused bully and his mother. but wynn could not remember ever meeting with the victim or allege bullying was happening from september 2011 to january 2012... the dean had become aware of at least two emails, two student complaints, and a referral from a teacher. she said she didn't investigate the claims because she was told the assistant principal was taking care of the situation. ((john scott - attorney: as far as you know he did nothing to investigate it until february, based on what you know? cheryl wynn - dean, greenspun jr. high school: i dont know what he did or didn't do.)) ((karen castro))
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days. through the remaining of the trail, the school principal and a parent are expected to testify. karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> the judge assigned to the case will make a ruling. the families are asking for better anti-bullying policies and an unspecified amount in damages./// ((dave courvoisier)) all this week tedd has been kicking off the holiday season with stops at the ethel m cactus garden -- as well as glittering lights at the speedway. ((denise valdez)) >> tonight -- he's at downtown summerlin for it's annual parade. ((tedd florendo)) cold air has arrived bin cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally
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unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ......... .......................... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also ste much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average ((dave courvoisier)) a las vegas promoter who was accused of being one of the most violent pimps to ever prowl the strip is hoping for redemption now that the fbi is investigating the detective who busted him. ((denise valdez)) >> his name is arman izadi and he was accused of a long list of horrible crimes, including kidnapping and torture. the charges were later dropped. izadi gave his first interview to the i-team's george knapp. ((george knapp)) >> arman izadi was a superstar in the local nightclub scene, a promoter who also had a
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the reason he reached out to us is a story we broke last week about an fbi investigation of the sex trafficking industry here. allegedly, one of the targets of the ongoing federal investigation is a former vice detective named chris baughman. before he left metro, baughman' and his team went after most dangerous pimps in town. one of their biggest arrests was the 2013 bust of arman izadi, shown in this spoof video. izadi was accused of not only pandering but also and robbing women who claimed they were forced to prostitute themselves in local clubs. izadi spent 20 months behind bars awaiting trial, and then, poof, two dozen felony charges were dropped, a story which has not been reported until now. so why did prosecutors change their minds? ((arman izadi/former nightclub promoter: my understanding was that i was set up, that this guy was sleeping with my girls that were involved in accusing me, and i didn't do anything like that, and that i'm the guy who wears the banana suit and goes crowd
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>> izadi was facing life in prison before the charges were dropped. we sat down with izadi and his attorneys to find out whether this turn of events is related to the fbi investigation of chris baughman and any relationship baughman may have had with a rival outcall operator and music producer jamal rashid, better known as mally mall. ((george knapp)) >> tonight at 11, izadi spills the beans, and his lawyers will reveal how they figured out that something w not right with the case against their client. ((dave courvoisier)) up next on the valley's news leader... our chilly temperatures can't hold a candle to this! find out what part of the country is seeing blizzard conditions! ((denise valdez)) but first... it's almost time for your chance to win 600 dollars! in just a few minutes we'll give you the phone number and the cue to call. wait for the cue -- and be the 8th caller. we'll be right back./// news music voice over: "you're
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florendo and chris maathuis. this is 8 news now at six." ((denise valdez)) plenty of people here in the valley turned on the heat on for the first time this season... but our chilly temperatures are courvoisier)) >> people in minnesota and south dakota are dealing with white out conditions! here's a better look at the winter wonderland in sioux falls. it hasn't been wondrous for everyone though... dozens of crashes were reported on highways and interstates. luckily though nothing too serious./// ((denise valdez)) in just a few minutes we'll give you the cue to call to win 600- dollars... but first we want to get to your weekend forecast. ((dave courvoisier)) >> tedd florendo is live out at downtown summerlin... tedd? ((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed
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these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but wi weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ......... .......................... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ ... .................. satellite and radar composite shows clear skies after the
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wake of that cold front so temps will take a while to recover. we're anticipating our first freeze of the season for some areas in souther nevada. freeze alerts have been issued but las vegas not under that freeze warming. we stay cold and but not under a freeze warning as we get temps we haven't seen since february 7th. ................................ ... ................. tonight expect a wear 40 andill nds come more light breezes nig near average for a change. sunny skies continue as we wrap up the workwee.................e clouds by sunday. slight chancen nday and we clear up again. turn mild by thweekend and ay xtek. r ek.
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news now great days of giving contest! ((dave courvoisier)) katherine shotwell just won a 600 dollar gift card! congratulations! ((denise valdez)) >> and remember we will be giving away 500 and 600 gift cards in the 5 and 6pm through november 22nd. f there are more chances this week... just tune in to the 5 and 6pm newscasts. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 starts in about three minutes. ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with paul joncich to see what they're working on. ((paul joncich)) we're still a couple of weeks away from the grand opening of the newest hotel and casino in las vegas. but that doesn't mean you can't get a sneak peek. how much it will cost you to book a room at 'the lucky dragon' this weekend! plus... it's a story that's sure to bring a tear to your eye. we get a glimpse of the chance encounter that connected two
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those stories and more coming up next at 6:30./// news music ((paul joncich))
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when you'll want to avoid the area around the airport this weekend... ahead of the thanksgiving travel season. ((christianne klein)) after an election loss... danny tarkanian files suit. why he says the opposition defamed him... and why he might have a shot at winning the lawsuit. ((paul joncich)) plus... consolidation in the world o fanduel could help the companies survive and thrive.///

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