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least 6. thousands of people have been forced from their homes and property damage is massive. the water may be receding in baton rouge, but the problems are just beginning for flood victims. kimberly allbritton tried salvaging what little she could from her home. (sot: kimberly allbritton) (:12-:20) "i am devastated. i cried all day. my whole life savings is in that home." here. more than 20 inches of rain drenched south louisiana over the weekend, leaving entire communities under water. (sot walt zweifel/baton rouge resident) (:31-:35) "one of the weathercasters said.it is like a tropical event, a hurricane without the wind." the deluge stranded thousands of residents..lea ding to dramatic rescues from the air and on the ground. (natz rescue) (standup bridge: don champion, cbs news, baton rouge) (:43-:54) the water level is dropping in
in the coming days causing even more floods. ( nat airboat) this morning, airboats were still being used to rescue stranded residents. since the water started rising volunteers have even pitched in. (sot: lady and volunteer) l: i am so glad you are doing this. are you firemen or something? v: no maam. l: just good guys. v: my wife might disagree with that statement. more than 40,000 homes and businesses here are without power. don champion, cbs news, baton rouge o the day in shelters. ((christianne klein)) >> don what kind of concerns are there tonight for the areas south
>> ((paul joncich)) out west... ((paul joncich)) out west... it's not water... it's fire. a wildfire has burned homes along with more than three- california. almost 200 homes and buildings have been destroyed as winds push the flames in a town called lower lake. the fire started burning on saturday... and the hundred- degree heat and fierce winds made it difficult to control from the air and on the ground. so far, prelimnary damage estimates total more than ten million dollars./// ((christianne klein)) we tied a record high yesterday... and it didn't feel any cooler today! tedd florendo has a first look at your forecast. ((tedd florendo))
111 for the high and we may be on track to getting close to the 111 record high today. temps certainly above average for this time of year as well. conditions remain dry with single digit humidity readings, but we did see the increase of wind as forecasted. gusts have been up to 30 in many neighborhoods today. ................................ ... ............. evening forecast shows temps in triple-digits even through the evening and hat extra warm again under clear skies. winds expecting to decrease a little and then return to some breezes again tomorrow again. ((paul joncich)) more than 50 firefighters were called to a condo fire this morning near twain and valley view.. ((christianne klein)) >> the fire on melonies drive destroyed four units at the shadow wood condominiums -- leaving twelve people homeless. that's where 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga joins us live.. shakala where are those residents right now? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> paul and christianne, the red cross is helping with shelter, food and clothing.
displaced. the smell of smoke and screams woke them this morning. while others watched as flames shot through the roof. within an hour, both clark county and las vegas fire crews were able to knock down the two-alarm blaze. one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. a firefighter was also transported to u-m-c with minor injuries -- after a tile fell off the roof and hit him on the head. clark county deputy chief of operationro and two underneath had water damage. one woman that we talked to today, said it was her dog that alerted her to the fire. (( "i actually thought someone was cooking, let's go the other way. and she would not. she pulled me towards the building and started making the strangest yelping noise. so i realized something was wrong i actually called 911 ." )) eight adults and four children were displaced. several other residents were evacuated from nearby condos as a precaution ...
afternoon. ((shakala alvaranga)) no word yet on what caused this fire or the cost of damage. however, the homeowners say they believe it is a total loss. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. /// ((christianne klein)) a man is dead after an early morning house fire. 8 news now reporter michael stevens has the latest on the investigation. ((michael stevens)) cell phone video shows... the moments after fire crews first showed up to this early first showed up to this early morning house fire on the 41-hundred block of boston avenue... just northwest of lamb and sahara. (( edward myles // witness: it was pretty big. literally almost as tall as the palm trees. )) (( francisco martinez // witness: we just saw a house on fire -- like from far away and we were like -- let's go check it out. )) ((michael stevens)) francisco martinez got it all on camera. (( francisco martinez //
it was kind of hard to breathe. it got to the point where i thought the neighbors house was going to catch on fire too. )) ((michael stevens)) the clark county fire department says the it started in the back of the house... and grew quickly. neighbors in the area described waking up to heavy smoke... and fire crews running inside. (( edward myles // witness: they hurried up and rushed to see what's going on. hurried up -- got all the fire hoses out -- went inside to see what happened and basically put out the fire. )) ((michael stevens)) homicide detectives... and arson investigators were also called out... after a man was found dead inside the front room of the empty house. detectives believe the man was a sqt determine if he is the one who started it? (( lt. dan mcgrath // metro police: we want to know about squatters. we have an initiative to address the squatters. it's becoming a bigger and bigger problem -- especially when something like this happens in a relatively quiet neighborhood. it could have caused more damage to this area. )) we are still waiting to hear from the coroner for the man's i-d and if any foul play was involved in his death. michael stevens, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) another fire broke out just before two this
hotel just east of the las vegas strip. according to the clark county fire department... crews were able to put out the flames in the two story "rumor hotel" within ten minutes of arriving on scene. everyone was able to make it out safely... and the fire is now under investigation./// ((paul joncich)) donald trump details his plan to fight terrorism. ((christianne klein)) >> how he wants the u-s to go after isis... and what hillary clinton thinks of her rivals' plan. ((paul joncich)) >> monument. why the tourist attraction had to be shut
down briefly... that's coming up on the valley's news leader.///
terrorism." )) ((paul joncich)) >> trump wants to implement a new 'test' for immigrants coming to the u-s from countries with ties to terrorism. he also wants to stop 'nation building'... like removing dictators to put in american- friendly government.s and he wants law enforcement to focus on signs of radicalization within the u-s. hillary clinton says trump is all over the map in his plan to fight terrorism: ((sec. nominee) "he's talked about sending ground troops, american ground troops. well that is off the table as far as i am concerned." )) ((paul joncich)) >> on the campaign trail for the first time with hillary clinton... vice president joe biden joined her in scranton, pennsylvania./// ((paul joncich)) and we're your local election headquarters keeping you up to date on all things politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) rod stewart is adding more shows. when you can buy tickets to the
heavily in the popular netflix documentary "making a murderer"... could soon be freed from prison. last week... a federal judge overturned the conviction of brendan dassey. he was found guilty of helping his uncle, steven avery, sexually assault and kill a woman in 2005. in the netflix series... interrogation footage was used... showing dassey seeming confused and vulnerable. it was enough for a judge to be highly critical of the interrogation tactics used: (( steven drizin, northwestern law school clinical professor: "yo he was going to get out of that room // was to tell these police officers what they wanted to hear.")) >> earlier this month netflix confirmed it was bringing "making a murderer" back for another season... and now it seems this latest news will likely be a part of it./// ((christianne klein)) the washington monument reopened to visitors today... after some problems over the weekend with the elevator. officials say the elevator had two back- to- back mishaps. at one point...
about 40 minutes. then another employee was trapped when the door wouldn't open. officials blamed the problem on a tripped breaker... but again... things seemed to work smoothly today./// ((paul joncich)) channel 8's food drive just got underway today... we're teaming up with "findlay acura" and "sudden impact auto body" to benefit 'las vegas rescue mission. ((christianne klein)) >> tedd florendo is live at sudden impact... ((tedd florendo))
picked up as storms have been passing due north. expecting to stay hot before we see a downward trend in our temperatures as we make it through the week. .............. ..................... ............. u.s. temps have been hot all over. what an august it has been with heat from the west coast all the way to the east coast. oppressive heat continues from the midwest all the way to the mi temps this afternoon have been in the hundreds with the humidity. ................................ ... .................. radar showing the showers and a few storms to the central part of the state and some shower activitty to the east in the grand canyon and flagstaff again. that's where they're staying for now. ................................ ... ................. keeping our eye on the storms that continue through louisiana. we have numerous flood watches in effec still through lafayette and baton rouge still with the rain continuing. that have seen up to 2 feet of totall rain in just the past few days
......... .......................... ............ here's the forecast. tonight dropping to the 80's again by morning under clear and breezy winds at times. staying warm through the evening and overnight. tomorrow expect a hig still in the 80's and above average again. we're typically around 102 this time of year and we are well above that. we'll also come close to record warm lows again. ................................ ... ............. looking ahead at the next 7 days we see a downward trend in temperatures with around numbers getting close to normal late returning but this time staying mainly north and east of the area. breezy winds early week with winds relaxing more late week.
for at least one driver in the northwest. demetria obilor calls on the state for help, in "what's driving you crazy?" (( )) demetria obilor: jeanne says "there are three lanes at the ann road intersection as you exit southbo there are drivers who are in the center lane and choose to turn left, but it's not a turn lane! are there plans to make this clearer?" i reached out to ndot on your behalf jeanne. state engineers evaluated the intersection, and at this time, won't take any action. ndot says there are pavement markings, signs on the mast arm of the signals and overhead
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extra shows set for march 15-th through april first of 2017. since 2011... nearly half a million fans have made their way to the colosseum to see him perform hits like 'you wear it well' and 'do ya think i'm sexy." tickets for the added shows will go on sale this friday at noon./// ((christianne klein)) the n-f-l is looking for their next big performer at the super bowl... but one singer has already said 'no thanks.' adele told her fans at a concert in los angeles over the weekend... that performing slot. she said she declined because the halftime show is not about the music... and that she's not beyonce and can't dance like her. super bowl organizers say they haven't made any formal offers yet. super bowl 51 will be held in houston next february./// ((paul joncich)) lackluster reviews didn't keep fans away from the new movie "suicide squad." for the second weekend in a row... the movie was on top with 44- million dollars.
with about 34- million. parents... just because it's animated doesn't mean it's kid- friendly... "sausage party" is rated 'r'. and finally in the number three spot was newcomer "pete's dragon." the tale about a dragon being a child's best pal brought in more than 21 million dollars./// ((paul joncich)) and if you haven't seen this trailer yet... you just might be living under a rock! the latest preview for "rogue one: a star wars story" is really going viral online. in fact... it's outpacing u according to "deadline"... the new star wars trailer has been viewed on average one million times per hour once it hit the web. the new "star wars" movie launches in theaters december 16th./// ((christianne klein)) 30- thousand people floated the colorado river...
it's been just over two months since the riviera's "monaco tower" was imploded in the middle of the night... with lots of fireworks and fanfare. ((christianne klein)) >> in just a few more hours... the second tower will be imploded... but this time there won't be live music and fireworks. the riv is being replaced by a massive parking lot for the short term... but will eventually be the home of an expanded las vegas convention center. >> the last tower standing will be brought down at two this morning... we'll be live on air and you can also stream it on las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) going down with the tower are decades of las vegas history. recently i had the chance to sit down with a man who has plenty of stories to share about our city. thomas payne survived world war two in london, and traveled the world as a first class waiter on the cruise ships queen mary, and queen elizabeth. it was that training that led him here to las vegas..
on the strip. (( thomas payne/las vegas "you live in the fast lane all the time when you do this job" )) ((christianne klein)) for more than two decades beginning in the late 1960's- thomas payne worked as a captain and maitre d' at the strips hottest hotels of the day ... the sands, mgm, caesars, ballys.. and the riviera... (( thomas payne/las vegas" i've had a good life really... and i worked with sammy davis and jerry lewis christianne: where'd you work with them? thomas: all over- that one was at the bally hotel- that's me in the middle )) inside thomas' home a series of photos document his life- (( thomas payne/las vegas "dean martin- he wouldn't go above the 5th floor... christianne: why? thomas: scared of heights : )) ((christianne klein)) a mini-shrine of personal anecdotes of the famous men and women of las vegas' past.. (( thomas payne/las vegas "this one is debbie reynolds and i")) (( "and then this one is bob hope- this is bob crosby, mel torme, and this is me at the end")) (( "and frank sent me
)) ((christianne klein)) frank- as in frank sinatra... (( thomas payne/las vegas "years ago, sammy davis wasn't allowed in the sands hotel because of his color.. but who put a stop to that was frank sinatra" )) ((christianne klein)) thomas worked with nearly all the members of the rat pack... occassionally- venturing into their inner circle.. one night thomas went out with sammy davis jr's manager to a club - in sammy's limo.. while the entertainer was sleeping.. sammy davis junior woke up, tracked his limo to a club down the street.. and decided to have a little fun with the group... valets... (( thomas payne/las vegas "they all recognize sammy davis.. can you get my limo up here for me? and he says what about when they come down? he said tell them you can't find it : we don't know about this- we're dancing having a good time.. )) ((christianne klein)) sammy brought the limo back to his hotel- without letting his manager or thomas know ... leaving them to figure out how to get back to the hotel- and how to explain the missing limo... (( thomas payne/las vegas "we got to the hotel- sammy's sitting there- he says about time you guys got back- get the limo around..
table" )) (( christianne: so he was teasing you- he knew exactly where it was? thomas: oh sure he did sure he did- i had a great time on the strip )) ((christianne klein)) but even after all these years there are a few stories thomas won't share... (( thomas payne/las vegas "i can't get into detail cause it's heavy duty" )) (( "all the cocktail waitresses and the waiters get together... that's the end of that story" laughing : )) ((christianne klein)) a life truly lived in the fast (( thomas payne/las vegas "i can never forget those days- you can never forget" : )) ((paul joncich)) let's get another quick look at your forecast... tedd is let's get another quick look at your forecast... tedd is live on location... but staying inside where it's nice and cool!
yesterday we tied a record with 111 111 for the high and we may be on track to getting close to the 111 record high today. temps certainly above average for this time of year as well. conditions remain dry with single digit humidity readings, but we did see the increase of wind as forecasted. gusts have been up to 30 in many neighborhoods today. ................................ ... ............. evening forecast shows temps in triple-digits even through the evening and hot at 11 o'clock.
winds expecting to decrease a little and then return to some breezes again tomorrow again. ((paul joncich)) 30- thousand people headed down to laughlin over the weekend... all to float down the river for several hours. it was the 10-th annual "bullhead city river regatta." people from all over inflated their tubes and spent the day in the sun... but the aftermath has people living along the river up in arms. check out this picture mike mcracken sent us... showing all the trash washed up on the shores of the colorado river. you can see beer cans, sunsre littering the beach. we shared this picture on facebook and in no time it had hundreds of comments and shares. several people defended the participants saying the regatta didn't have enough staff to enforce rules. but the overwhelming majority trashed the trashers themselves. you can join the conversation... just go to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((christianne klein)) the rumor mill is really kicking into high gear...
leader with paul joncich, christianne klein and tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at four. ((christianne klein)) milwaukee police are pleading for peace... after two nights of violent protests in the city. a teenager was shot and wounded last night... following the weekend. saturday night saw the worst damage... with looting and fires set across the city. sylville smith was shot twice satruday afternoon by a black milwaukee police officer... smith was 23... the officer... 24. chief ed flynn said smith ran "a few dozen feet" after a traffic stop: ((chief ed flynn / milwaukee police department "this event probably took 20-25 seconds." "it was very fast and the individual was armed" // mayor barrett sot 15:47:29 "he had more bullets in his gun than the police officer had in his
>> city leaders say they have enough resources to handle the protests and the violence -- but the governor put 125 members of the wisconsin national guard on standby./// ((paul joncich)) an investigation is underway... after six people died in a plane crash in alabama. six people died when the small plane went down in tuscaloosa over the weekend. three married couples were on board... including four dentists. they were all returning from a doctors' convention in florida when the started havinng ((christianne klein)) thieves are getting away with thousands of dollars in gift cards. ((paul joncich)) >> they're not even having to steal the physical cards. the one thing you should ask before buying the convenient gift./// announcer: you're
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. vernment in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and heck's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. joe heck. part of the problem in washington.
you might want to track down an employee before buying your next gift card. that's because criminals are meticulously opening cards... removing scratched- off security panels... replacing them with so- called 'zebra stickers'... and then putting them back on the shelves. that means once you activate the card at check out... they can drain the balance before you have a chance to gift it! security experts hope stores the open. the best way you can protect yourself is to ask for cards that are kept behind the counter./// ((paul joncich)) it looks like apple is just about ready to hop on the 'waterproofing' bandwagon. according to a new patent... apple is working on software that features editing tools used for underwater photography. the patented technology would ensure scenes taken underwater could stay vivid and maintain a blue water hue. other smartphone makers like
phones for years. apple is expected to announce the i-phone seven next month./// ((paul joncich)) the next time you head to 'panda express'... you might find a new utensil to help you dig into your orange chicken! ((christianne klein)) >> check out this tweet from lisa jenning "chorks"... or a chopsticks- fork hybrid. one end is the regular fork... and the other can be used like chopsticks. panda express has yet to comment on the existence of chorks./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo))
for now as we remain dry and hot. winds have picked up as storms have been passing due north. expecting to stay hot before we see a downward trend in our temperatures as we make it through the week. ................................ ... ............. u.s. temps have been hot all over. what an august it has been with heat from the west coast all the way to the east coast. oppressive heat continues from the midwest all the way to the mid-atlantic where feels like temps this afternoon have been in the hundreds with the humidity. ................................ ... .................. radar showing the showers and a few storms to the central part of the state and some shower activitty to the east in the grand canyon and flagstaff again. a now. ................................ ... ................. keeping our eye on the storms that continue through louisiana. we have numerous flood watches in effec still through lafayette and baton rouge still with the rain continuing. that have seen up to 2 feet of totall rain in just the past few days and there are numerous rivers exceeding their banks. ..................... .. ............ rs the forecast.tonight droppins again by morning under clear an. aying warm through the evening d overnight. tomorrow expect a hig still in e 80's and above average a.'re typicallaround 102 this me of year a are wellove that. we'll alscome close to record r oking ahead at e next 7 days sen
pulling the plug on the show... because of low viewership. wilmore replaced "the colbert report"... which ended when stephen colbert took over for david letterman on "the late show." wilmore says he's saddened that he won't be covering what he called -quote- "this crazy election." a replacement for the show has yet to be announced./// ((christianne klein)) today would be a good day to sit down, do some meditation, and basically just relax. the reason? it's national relaxation day! apparently a u moeller founded the day back in 19-85... when he was in fourth grade! here's his advice to relax... don't do anything like cleaning or hard labor today. instead... get a massage or facial... maybe do some yoga... or just unplug from the real world and unwind./// ((paul joncich)) bringing in big business to north las vegas. ((christianne klein)) >> we hear from mayor john lee about the economic turn
just in the nick of time: "i have no doubt they saved lives ... i have no doubt the firemen being here saved lives today the quick thinking that helped a dozen people narrowly escape their flaming condos... ((christianne klein)) >> one last goodbye: " 10:17 im an old guy i hate seeing old things blown up the second implosion at the riviera hotel-casino happens tongiht. where you can watch it.. and which roads will be shut down...
breath: there's a sense of nervousness because this is far from over tens of thousands are rescued from historic flooding in lousiana. how las vegans are pitching in to help... > dave and christianne, it took both clark county and las vegas fire crews about an hour to knock down the two-alarm blaze. eight adults and four children were forced out of their homes. but residents say it could've been a lot worse... "i have no doubt they saved lives ... i have no doubt the firemen being here saved lives today ...