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the help that was called to assist an arriving flight.. after reports of a monkey on the loose. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- reorganizing the clark county school district. what some residents are worried about.. if the plan goes through. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the drop in temps may not stick around for long. sherry has a return of the heat in your weather now forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) thanks for joining us, i'm brian loftus.thanks for joining on good day, the valley's news leader... ((kirsten joyce)) >> i'm kirsten joyce. today is the last town hall meeting.. before a committee finalizes a proposal.. to reorganize the clark county school district. ((brian loftus)) >> last night, residents gave their opinion on the reorganization. some are afraid of what the changes will do not only to the schools.. but also to their jobs: (( denise bassett/ccsd bus driver: "you're going to lose a lot of good employees,
want to be here...that can't. we can't afford to be here." )) ((brian loftus)) >> the advisory committee says the plan is not about eliminating jobs. another topic discussed was questions regarding diversity initiatives. tonight's final meeting will be at six-pm.. at the winchester cultural center. once everything is done, the committee will finalize plans by next week.. before it heads to the state board for approval. /// ((brian loftus)) >> big questions this getting loose on a plane. ((kirsten joyce)) >> initial reports say a passenger smuggled the animal on the flight to mccarran and at some point it escaped. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is in studio this morning... to clear everything up. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten... it's not a story you hear everyday... but it's getting a lot of attention on social media. and from passengers who learned about what happened shortly after the plane landed: ((melissa mcclaran // passenger: "i don't know. we saw a monkey, and it may have gotten loose on the plane..."))
happen? how do you get a monkey on a plane?")) ((michael stevens)) >> a lot of confusion at first... but the folks at mccarran say the monkey was an emotional support service animal... traveling on a frontier flight from ohio to las vegas. the passenger who brought the animal had all the right paperwork. but not many people on the plane knew the monkey was around... so you can imagine the reaction when people saw it... heard it... or whatever? it's still not clear if the monkey actually got loose on the plane... or away from its owner? comment... we're still waiting to hear back. ((michael stevens)) as you can imagine... a lot of people are weighing in about this story on social media. ((kirsten joyce)) right now..
............ there was a dust advisory through the afternoon in central with thundestorms firing off from ............ we'll check the flash flood watches in effect close to our area... but first a look at temps in the valley right now. .......... plenty of 80s out there after hitting highs up to 106 around town yesterday. .............. sticking to the upper 90s for us today and tomorrow for a nice change. ((sherry swensk)) demetria, how are the
((demetria obilor)) traffic is slowing down along northbound decatur near the flamingo intersection after a crash that happened earlier this morning. use jones as an alternate. the rancho is closed. there should be a signed detour on the road directing you to exit at mlk instead. use bonanza to connect back over to rancho.
one of cliven bundy's sons -- ryan bundy -- is facing new charges.. fight with deputies in oregon. they were transporting him from jail to an appointment yesterday. bundy reportedly refused to be handcuffed.. and spun on a deputy before he was taken to the ground. he now faces charges of disruptive behavior, failure to do as ordered, and assaulting staff... that is in addition to the federal charges related to the occupation of a wildlife national refuge. /// ((brian loftus)) delta airlines finally figured out what caused a nationwide outage. when things will start to get
((kirsten joyce)) >> and, one cirque show on the strip is moving out! where "absinthe" will now start performing its shows. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- drivers ride your tail on the freeway, and it's driving you crazy. how to stay safe on the road and how metro wants you to prevent road rage situations. coming up.. as 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.. continues./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
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problem in washington. afscme people is responsible for the content of this ad. ((brian loftus)) a cirque du soleil show on the strip.. will soon be calling the cosmopolitan home. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the hit show "absinthe" is moving in later this year. right now, the show is at the "spiegel tent" outside caesars palace. the show will take over the former ballroom.. inside the modern supper club "rose rabbit lie."
october 21-st. /// ((brian loftus)) concert goers will soon be able to buy their tickets for "life is beautiful". single day tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10-am. you'll be able to choose which day you want to go. several big headliners that will be at the event are mumford and sons... j- cole... major lazer... and much more. the three day event starts september 23rd... for more information on the festival, just go to our website las vegas now dot com. /// sherry how's the weather today?
today... ....... temps in the 90s for us for a couple of days. then a hotter weekend. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) delta airlines says the nationwide outage was due to their back- up systems not properly functioning. due of flights to be delayed and canceled. the airline says a malfunction caused a surge to a transformer.. causing it to lose power. delta says about 90 flights are expected to be canceled today.. but everything should be back to normal in the afternoon. they still urge travelers to check their flights before heading to the airport. passengers who were affected by the outage were offered vouchers for future delta flights. /// ((brian loftus)) this morning, florida investigators are trying to figure out.. how a woman was killed during a police department gun
"shoot- don't shoot" demonstration.. inside the punta gorda police department. that's when 73-year-old mary knowlton... a student at the department citizen's police academy.. was mistakenly hit with a live round. she later died at the hospital... police say it happened during the first scenario.. when officers were instruction the class on using simulated lethal force. the officer involved has been put on adminstrative leave. /// let's get a check of the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria ((demetria obilor)) watch out for a crash at the nellis/washington intersection. use lamb and bonanza instead. over on the west side, metro has just reported an injury crash on flamingo and warbonnet, which is just west of buffalo. over on your west side freeways, things are pretty quiet. this is 215 at the charleston interchange.
((demetria obilor)) back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) many agencies in southern nevada are receiving plenty of water, to distribute to the less fortunate...than ks to ken and jan webb... former acts of kindness recipients. (( ken webb/acts of kindness recipient: "with the channel 8 news aok received.. it snowballed and generated so much excitement in our congregation : 42 .. out of control... two and a half times what we did the previous year. ))
ken and jan webb do an annual water drive at their congregation of christ lutheran church... and as you just heard.. they surpassed all expectations this year... after receiving our award last summer. the water is now being delievered to lutheran social services of nevada... the salvation army, red cross, the taking it to the streets organization, cookies for hope organization.. the church pastor says this couple's enthusiasm is what really got the congregation ine lutheran church / bill phillips: "ken will get up in front of the church, his vocabulary would include.. tsunami of water is coming..and it came." )) kirsten joyce if you would like to nominate someone.. just head to las vegas now dot com... click on "sections" in the upper left corner .. and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) lyft is taking it a step
the dow jones industrial average gained 3 points. and the nasdaq composite finished 12 points higher.. for its second record close in less than a week. // disney's net income rose 5 percent in the last quarter, while revenue rose 9 percent... thanks to the companies big studio films like "finding dory." disney also announced it will pay one billion dollars for a 33 percent stake in the major league baseball streaming service. /// and ride sharing and coffee could soon go hand in hand. lyft will beging selling 20 dollar starbucks locations. lyft says the partnership will help them gain market share and compete with rival uber. ((brian loftus)) >> summer is music festival season but cash at the venues is no longer king. what canyou tell us about that? a - they're going cashless. festivals across the country are rolling out wristbands for cashless payments it's the
passes but also let visitors pay for food, drinks and merchandise /// demetria obilor jeff says, "tailgaters on two lane highways are driving me crazy!" according to the dmv driver handbook, keeping a safe following distance would be staying four seconds behind the driver in front of you on all streets and five seconds on
distance is safe, take note of something stationary like a pole or bridge. when the vehicle ahead of you passes it, begin your count the dmv says your vehicle should not pass that same point before you count to "one thousand and four"if you do, you are following too closely. drop back. a few weeks ago, i got a chance to ask metro what drivers should do when someone is driving recklessly, trying to pass them up or riding their tail t just get out of the way to avoid escalating the situation. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com.
mccarran. what airport officials say really happened.. when flight safely landed. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- donald trump underfire. the comment he made toward hillary clinton.. that's causing a big stir. 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) donald trump is back in hot water again.. this time for making what some as an assassination threat against hillary clinton.
comment comes as trump continues to trail her in the polls... along with losing support in his own party. 8 news now is your local election headquarters.. brian webb has the latest. donald trump is trying to suppress the latest controversy that erupted moments after he said this about the right to bear arms tuesday: (trump/ north carolina) "if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know." (trump on fox/ hannity) movement//there can be no other interpretation many democrats sided with the clinton campaign, who called the remarks dangerous. former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords, who was shot in the head during a mass shooting, tweeted -- "we must draw a line between political speech and suggestions of violence." trump has been under fire from members of his own party to stick to message. yesterday -- he took aim at the media -- for allegedly ignoring the presence of orlando shooter omar mateen's
week. the clinton campaign has since disavowed mateen's support and says he was not an invited guest. brian webb for cbs news. ((brian loftus)) >> hillary clinton will continue to explain her jobs plan in iowa today... before delivering a major economic speech in detroit tomorrow. /// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot c metro police have arrested the man.. accused of attacking a hotel employee. 22-year-old ivon major was found yesterday.. when several people contacted detectives after seeing surveillance video. he's accused of assaulting a hotel employee over the weekend... while on the job. major faces a number of charges... anyone with any further information is asked to call crimestoppers. /// ((brian loftus)) metro police have also arrested a man.. accused of murdering his estranged wife.
deadly weapon charge. he's accused of killing his estranged wife, 78-year-old er-linda pena-flor. her body was discovered inside a home.. near washington and sloan sunday night. police say she died from blunt force trauma to the head,, after a domestic disturbance. lopez remains jailed in the clark county detention center./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you've ever had a question you wanted to ask someone in law enforcement... let us know! we're asking sheriff joe lombardo questions from the viewers every wednesday... during our new segment, morning cup of joe. morning answering your questions. to submit one... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss" section. you can find out if your question was chosen.. every wednesday between 6:30 and 7 a-m./// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> hi sherry, how's the weather looking today? ((sherry swensk))
area... but first a look at temps in the valley right now. .......... plenty of 80s out there after hitting highs up to 106 around town yesterday. .............. sticking to the upper 90s for us today and tomorrow for a nice change. demetria, how are the roads doing? ((demetria obilor)) there's a crash on northbound intersection. there's also a crash on flamingo, west of buffalo and another at nellis/ washington.
monkey mayhem. it's all the buzz this morning... flight to las vegas smuggled a monkey on a plane. ((brian loftus)) >> to make matters worse... people say it got loose while on-board. michael stevens is in studio this morning to clear-up some of the confusion. hey michael. ((michael stevens)) >> brian, kirsten... as you can imagine a lot of people are talking about this one... wondering if the story is true... and how a primate can get on a plane in the first place: ((cynthia gruezo // passenger: "i'd freak out. i'm not gonna lie, i'd be like am i going crazy? or is this actually
that's how you would react.")) ((michael stevens)) >> it is true. the folks at mccarran say the monkey was an emotional support service animal on a frontier flight from ohio to las vegas. the passenger who brought the animal had all the right paperwork... but not many people on the plane knew the monkey was around. metro was called out... but couldn't do much. airport staff say it's still unclear if the monkey really got loose mid-flight? we did reach out to the airline... and still waiting to hear back. as you can imagine... a lot of people are weighing in about this story on social media. ((brian loftus)) the recent computer
it takes some time to find the right one.. but after a seven month search... a california woman said yes.. to the perfect job! benita abraham is going viral.. after her friends suggested she'd announce the job in a big way.. by doing a photo shoot similar to engagement or maternity pictures. benita says she was laid off from her healthcare job in december.. and has been looking for something ever since. she says she just wanted to show her excitement about fil weather today? ((sherry swensk)) a little on the bumpy side this morning...
............ the lake also has gusty winds again like yesterday at this hour. ................ some haze pushed into the valley down in arizona yesterday. ............ there was a dust advisory through the afternoon in central with thundestorms firing off from tucson to phoenix. ............ we'll check the flash flood watches in effect close to our area...
.......... plenty of 80s out there after hitting highs up to 106 around town yesterday. sticking to the upper 90s for us today and tomorrow for a nice change. ((sherry swensk)) back to you./// ((brian loftus)) american airlines is now offering free in-flight entertainment on domestic flights. ((kirsten joyce)) >> passengers will be able to watch their favorite shows and movies. they can watch on their personal
the new move went into effect august first. the airline says it's an investment in its customers, their experience.. and remaining competitive in the market. /// ((kirsten joyce)) delta's computer outage knocked its computers offline.. but now its making some airlines question if the technology is up- to- date. ((brian loftus)) >> as kris van cleave reports... some airlines computer systems are older than the planes themselves. the outage disabled delta's flight status alerts (shanese sims, delta passenger) we found out we're four hours delayed. airport monitors incorrectly listed flights as on time... the prompted an apology from delta's ceo. (delta ceo ed bastion) "it's an all hands on deck effort." delta's network outage raises questions about the reliability of computer systems used by airlines... which are not regulated by the faa. last year, united and american both suffered computer problems. in july, a faulty router forced southwest to ground flights... a disruption that lasted days. (henry harteveldt/travel industry analyst) "they're running on a reservation system that is more than 35 years old." airlines now rely on computers to handle pretty much
seat assignments... to how much fuel and snacks to load on a plane. harteveldt says delta has been rebuilding its core technologies for more than 6 months. the airline industry generally has reliable systems, but portions can be decades old. "airlines are technology companies that fly airplanes. their technology systems have to be as reliable as their aircraft." ( kris van cleave/cbs news/reagan national airport) "the department of transportation tells cbs news it is having discussions with delta about the outage and continues to monitor the situation. the for people who have had cancelled flights or delays of more than three hours in the form a 200 dollar flight voucher. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, virignia." let's take a look on the roads with demetria. /// let's send it over to demetria for a check of traffic./// ((demetria obilor)) traffic in the spaghetti bowl is slowing you down right now.
this time and you can see those lanes moving away from us. construction on south rainbow is slowing you down between sunset and russell for a county improvement project. expect to see construction through april of next year. the special cafe that caters to man's best friend. and with the summer olympics underway.. we're going to learn today's portuguese word of the day: ((you're watching the
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((kirsten joyce)) a wildfire has forced some evacuations.. at great basin national park in northeastern nevada. this is video of the strawberry fire taken by the university of nevada seismology lab cameras. great basin national park is about 300 miles north east of las vegas.
of control.. and about 5-thousand acres. several campgrounds near wheeler peak have been closed.. along with several trails.. while firefighters work to put it out./// ((brian loftus)) the heat is on not just here in las vegas.. but also on the other side of the world. these dogs in croatia are being spoiled with their very own doggy cafe.. so they can cool off on the beach. there's a full menu suited just for them... like doggie pizza, chips, cookies... even ice cream! there's also doggie beer! all of the treats are hl /// ((kirsten joyce)) right now.. we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) not the prettiest skyline this morning...
in studio bright and early this morning! ((brian loftus)) >> we are asking him questions from the viewers.. in our morning cup of joe segment. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... this dolphin says no pictures please! the video going viral ... of the mammal snagging a tourist's ipad! ((brian loftus)) those stories and more.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((brian loftus))
why the folks behind the proposal say people shouldn't be worried about their jobs. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... things are looking pretty hazy out there! sherry looks into what is blowing into the valley this morning. ((brian loftus)) >> and... we are not monkeying around this morning! we look into reports that a primate got loose on board a plane at mccarran. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.))