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decided today. what possible changes could be made to the school ((kirsten joyce)) >>'s a cool morning here in the valley. sherry will tell us when it's supposed to heat back up. ((brian loftus)) >> and... tonight it is winner takes all. after the cubs forced a game 7 in the world series. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> i'm brian loftus. let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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((demetria obilor)) the eastbound 215 ramp to the airport connector is open and it will stay open thursday night. i'm seeing some construction
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interchange. back to you!/// ((kirsten joyce)) killing a 7 year old boy will be in court for the first time this morning. 31 year old kenneth robinson is facing an open charge of murder. the child died sunday afternoon .. at the seigel suites on boulder highway near flamingo. investigators believe the boy was a victim of child abuse. police say the boy was found with his mother and 4 other children inside the home..
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charges, but the children are now in the care of child protective services during this investigation./// ((brian loftus)) the future of agassi prep academy could be decided by today. the school's governing board is expected to vote on a takeover or a partnership with an out of state institution. the partnership with democracy prep would come with some major changes. that includes 10 hour school days, and 6 day school weeks... parents at agassi prep are petitioning the possible changes so far they've collected more than 6-hundred signatue today at 5-30 at the school's cafeteria./// ((kirsten joyce)) millions upon millions of dollars... set aside to help nevada homeowners. ((brian loftus)) >> coming up on good day the i-team's vanessa murphy see's if that money do its job... to help locals out after the great recession?/// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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narrator: the target... seniors. 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. and jacky rosen will always be responsible with your tax dollars. jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen
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this i ((brian loftus)) hundreds of millions of dollars were set aside to help nevada homeowners after the housing crash. here in nevada, that money was divided amongst several programs. ((kirsten joyce)) >> but all of that money didn't go where it's supposed to.... the i-team is taking a closer look at the issue five years after a renowned special report we aired on the topic called
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the money went and whether anyone will be held accountable. ((vanessa murphy)) so many promises to help so many homeowners.... ((president barack obama: i'm announcing a 1.5 billion dollar fund for housing finance agencies in the states that have been hardest hit by this housing crisis that means here in nevada.)) ((catherine cortez masto/former nv ag: there were pieces of the national settlement all going back to homeowners. )) ((candice kelley/former exec director of hardest hit fund: we're working hard to make sure homeowners knoa unused.)) ((vanessa murphy)) that was in 2012...after nevada received federal dollars as one of the 19 states hit hardest by the housing crisis. and about four years later...out of 202 million dollars the state received, 85 million has gone unused - according to the nevada affordable housing corporation or nahac - a non profit tasked with distributing that money to struggling homeowners. but when it comes to leadership, nahac has been a revolving door... the latest chief operating
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just a few months after she took over last jun e - ((verise campbell/nahac: was a hard pill to swallow.)) ((vanessa murphy)) this special inpector general's report was released criticizing nahac for wasting more than 8 million dollars on luxuries like employee parties, gift cards - even a 500-dollar a month mercedes benz car allowance for a former c-e-o. ((verise campbell/nahac: we don't use federal dollars since i've been here for those types of things.)) ((verise: what's problems that were indicated actually span mutliple leaders. vanessa murphy/reporter: did you fire anyone? verise: there was some attrition but we don't typically discuss you know what happens with the staff because of personnel matters.)) ((vanessa: was there any indication before you had taken this job that there were some problems? verise: i knew that the organization systematically had difficulty in getting funds to homeowners
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lack of program knowledge.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the u-s treasury reports in 2011 - it was estimated nevada's hardest hit fund would help nearly 24-thousand homeowners.... but this year, that estimate was reduced to just more than 8-thousand. by last march - just more than 5-thousand received help - only 37-percent who applied were approved. many who started the process gave up because they waited so long ((nat from bourque )) ((vanessa murphy)) mark bourque is attending a workshop to learn how to stop foreclosure on his home.... he says he had tried to get help from nahac - but hit a dead end. ((mark bourque/attending foreclosure workshop: with anything, you want to the money to go where it's intended for. because people that need help, they need it now.)) ((vanessa murphy))
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apply. and on monday... ((nat from meeting)) ((vanessa murphy)) nahac's board of directors approved a new program to help struggling homeowners who are unemployed. ((verise: these are real people and we recognize there is a huge number of homeowners here in nevada who are still underwater.)) ((vanessa murphy)) but while campbell says nahac is adjusting its who should be held accountable for failing to get that funding to struggling homeowners in a timely manner and for any waste of money? the department of business and industry has called for an investigation by the attorney general's office... a spokeswoman said the office became aware of the treasury audit and will review and evaluate the matter. ((verise: some of the things i didn't expect but it's an organization that was having difficulty functioning and it's just something that
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the 85 million dollars nahac still has to distribute to struggling homeowners - needs to be used by the end of 2019. she's trying to make sure that happens before that deadline. vanessa murphy, 8 news now.// ((kirsten joyce)) >> the hardest hit fund is one of three programs dedicated to nevadans.. the home means nevada program which bought mortgages, helped reset some, and rehabalitated homes hit by the housing crisis.... ends this year. it's estimated it will end up million dollars. ((brian loftus)) >> and the attorney general's office runs the home again program which offers advice - a spokeswoman says there has been 20 thousand inquiries at a call center..... the budget: 33 million dollars received from those big bank settlements. 13 million had been used over the past three years...the money runs out in mid 2017./// ((kirsten joyce)) the chicago cubs showing no mercy to force a game seven. (( rizzo hitting a ball far to right and it is out of here 9
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>> coming up on good day we'll take a look at the historic game 6./// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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center grand slam seven nothing chicago fans cheering i feel like that was the hit of the night there. he's had a lot of big home runs this postseason. that might have been the biggest. that might have been the biggest. 2-0 high fly ball to left center grand slam! seven nothing chicag welcome back to the valley's news leader. trending now after an eternity, the cubs and the indians will have to wait for one more day. this after the chicago cubs took game 6 against the cleveland indians, defeating them 9-3 on tuesday night. the cubs are trying to grab their first world series championship since 1908 and the cleveland indians have not seen a championship win since 1948. the game is tonight at cleveland at 5 o'clock./// sherry how's the weather today?
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cleveland....but there is rain in the forecast so we'll take a look at that in just a minute. ........... winds are in our forecast today...
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especially if you have plans to be out at lake mead or along the river where gusts could get to 40 mph. ............ chilly temps in the 50s this morning around the valley... and the north winds will make it feel chillier. ........... sunny skies and high pressure will keep the winds cranking through today and tomorrow along the river with a wind advisory through thursday aft game seven of the world series will have cloudy skies and mild temps near 70 degrees by game time. ............. there is a chance for rain near midnight so if that comes early it could interfere with the game. ......... our highs stay in the upper 70s and near 80 degrees this week. let's take a look at
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((demetria obilor)) there's a crash on northbound i-15 near the charleston exit. construction out along rainbow should slow you down this morning. here's how things look at the patrick lane intersection. use alternates like jones and durango to get to and from the beltway.
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((brian loftus)) coming up at 5-am... town! ((kirsten joyce)) >> we're going to be live inside the event's newest home this year... that story and more coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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this week's wed's child is c-j, and as dave courvoisier reports, he just wants a family he can call his own forever. (( )) we're at the hollywood cars museum and c-j is wide-eyed. between the batmobiles, and liberace's rhinestone
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gear-head as he is into orchestra. i actually like building stuff and playing the violin. people say i'm very musically talented. i agree, i can play the violin, viola, and cello. he's been in his current foster home about a year. he is really proud of his musical ability. he plays the violin for school and he is a musician, he loves that. as a teenager, he misses family, and he's not afraid to talk about it. when i was growing up turned out they were not my real family, so it would be nice for once to be able to say this is my family. c-j's future plans are all over the place, he wants to go to hawaii, hunt invasive snakes in florida, and would rather be an only child. i think he could just fit right in. and just somebody who will love him and treat him well, treat him fair, treat him the way they treat their other kids in the home. i think that is so important to him. make him feel loved.
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refreshing: i'm a good kid. every kid has their flaws, but i'm a pretty good kid. ((brian loftus)) c-j would make a great son for the right family. he's cleared for adoption, all that's needed is for you to begin the process with the adoption exchange. call 702-436-6335 to get the process started./// ((kirsten joyce)) a hungry thief goes out of his way to satisfy hi a kansas state university student claims he had a kit kat bar stolen from his car. hunter jobbins tweeted this photo of a note left by the candy burglar. it read: "saw kit kat in your cup holder. i love kit kats so i checked your door and it was unlocked. did not take anything other than the kit-kat. i am sorry and hungry,"/// ((kirsten joyce)) and this story might go down in the "weirdest news of the day" file.... a florida man faces a battery charge after police say he pulled out his glass eye while in the hospital and threw it at a doctor and nurse.
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domestic battery and was being checked out in the emergency room when it happened. staff warned him not to take out the eye, but he replied " i can do whatever i feel like doing"/// we'll be right back./// ((brian loftus)) now on good day... it's hard to make the past dissappear, but danny tarkanian is trying.
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hances every time. the property taxes tarkanian skipped out on for years... the telemarketing scammers he represented... all those fake charities he helped set up. he can try all he wants, but danny tarkanian just can't bury his past.
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7-year-old's death... will make his first court appearance. the charges kenneth robinson is facing. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- today kicks off the world finals for pbr! we're live inside the t-mobile arena with all the fun! ((brian loftus)) >> and, we're starting to feel the chill in the mornings... but sherry says we'll soon feel another warm up by the weekend. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) brian loftus >> us, i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce >> and i'm kirsten joyce. the man accused in the death of a 7 year old boy ... is expected to make his first court appearance this morning. ((brian loftus)) >> kenneth robinson is now facing open murder charges ... 8 news now reporter nia wong joins us live outside the regional justice center with the details. nia? ((nia wong)) >> 31 year-old kenneth robinson now faces one count of open murder.... police say they believe the 7


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