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after nearly 20 hours ... the situation at walter johnson junior high school is finally over. ((kirsten joyce)) >> things wrapped up a short time ago .. after students were quarantined since wednesday morning for mercury exposure. thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus class is canceled there today ... as the investigating continues into what exactly happened. ((kirsten joyce)) we have team coverage on the situation .. 8 news now reporter michael stevens spent the night talking to distraught parents .. and nia wong looks into how the situation unv ((nia wong)) >> according to the school distrit....a student brought mercury to this campus this morning. we're told at least 5 students were exposed to the chemical in the gym here. well until a few minutes ago....students were still being released. >> here is cellphone video taken from within johnson middle school. you can see students huddled in the cafeteria...waiti ng to be released. one parent tells us school
cover the windows of the cafeteria where students are staying to block the view inside. the clark county school district says the epa is screening students for their safety and the district has to follow their guidance before letting students out. captain ken young of ccsd's police department says they've brought in out of state resources to help--- specifcally the california epa. and they're having to check student's shoes and backpacks before they leave... which is why this is taking so long. ((>> harmony hensley/8th grade: they made us put our bag and our shoes and other things in a trash bag and then they had us wipe our hands and feet off tool,and they stand over your body with that )) >> we're told students will get their belongings back. but when that is....is up in the air. ((nia wong)) >> for now classes are canceled for today at walter johnson middle school. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. ((kirsten joyce)) >> meanwhile, all of the 12-hundred students have been released to their parents... but for family members it was a
8 news now reporter michael stevens... talked to parents .. before they left for the night. ((michael stevens)) >> it's safe to say all of the 12-hundred students have been reunited with their parents... all that's left at this point is a lot of debris... from the hundreds of family members waiting for the last several hours. stood outside this middle school waiting for their kids to be released. one by one... each of the kids had to be checked for mercury exposure... and were not allowed to leave until it was done. it was a painstaking process for many parents... not knowing how their children were doing throughout the nearly 20-hour process: ((he's been in their for the whole day. and i've had no contact my son. it makes it very hard -- it makes it very hard when you don't have answers...
it's stressful.)) >> parents were informed by the district about what was going on inside... as for what kids are telling me... they were fed pizza and told to talk amongst themselves. frustration all around is the from the parents stand-point to first responders. ((michael stevens)) i spoke with captain young not too long ago and he told me he's tired. everyone on the force is exhausted... but all of them said it was important to make sure everyone was safe... before anyone went home. ((brian loftus)) ((brian loftus))
type of mercury was brought into the school, there is liquid metallic mercury, the kind found in old thermometers ..... it's not easily absorbed through skin. ((kirsten joyce)) >> however, inhaling mercury vapor would be much more dangerous. children who are exposed to it may show redness in the cheeks, nose and lips, along with rashes and increased sensitivity to light./// sherry, how's the weather?
waiting outside for their kids. temps in the 90s through mid evening... 80s by midnight... and now some 70s around the valley. ............. clear skies after a hot sunny day at 98 degrees. the rain is ending over arizona and getting lighter over new mexico. a funnel cloud over williams as the tropical remnants of newton spread over arizona.
the man who escaped from custody at north las vegas police department ... is expected to appear in court this morning. and now .. we can see exactly how he managed to slip past officers. alonso perez spent five days on the run after escaping from police. he was finally caught tuesday evening . this video shows how he used his weight to pry off his cuffs while in police custody. then, he found a vent in the ceiling of then out of the station.. and into a truck without being seen. it took police 40 minutes to realize he was gone. north las vegas police admit mistakes were made.. perez now faces charges for murder .. along with escaping./// ((brian loftus)) several people are homeless this morning .. after a fire tore through their apartment complex. the fire happened tuesday night at the paradise spa apartments.. 8 units are now completely unlivable.. when firefighters arrived .. the flames were so high they called for backup. 18 people are now without a home
hospital, but we don't know what their injuries were .. many at the complex have lost everything.//// ((kirsten joyce)) nasa is launching a first of its kind mission later today .... ((brian loftus)) >> the asteroid chase they're about to embark on .. and why they want to know more about this specific rock. ((kirsten joyce)) and... people speed and tailgate out on the roads, and it's driving metro crazy. how metro wants you to handle unruly drivers when your behind the wheel. ((brian loftus)) >> we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader...
this is 8 news now good day)) ((sherry swensk)) for the first time ever, nasa kicks off a billion dollar asteroid they believe the asteroid "bennu" holds the key to our solar system and life on earth. scientists say the space rock as an untouched relic .. made up of the same raw materials that went into building the sun and planets. it will take 2 years to get to the asteroid .. then the suv- sized spacecraft will cruise around it, map the surface and
.......... temps are in the 70s for the las vegas valley....temps in the 80s. the launch starts at 1:30 our time... 4:30 p.m. east coast time. it's been warm overnight to be waiting outside for their kids. temps in the 90s through mid evening... 80s by midnight... and now some 70s around the valley. ............. clear skies after a hot sunny day at 98 degrees. ............. the rain is ending over arizona and getting lighter over new mexico.
back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) the 2016 presidential campaign trail...a day after making their cases to be commander-in- chief. ((brian loftus)) >> donald trump and hillary clinton both took turns on the stage during last night's forum in new york. (( (trump) "if i win, i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is.")) ((brian loftus)) >> trump hinted at a private plan to defeat isis .. and also said he was against the war in iraq. the republican nominee also appeared open to the idea of amnesty for undocumented immigrants serving in the armed services. on the democratic side ... clinton spent most of the night defending her use of a private
(( (clinton) "i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously.")) ((brian loftus)) >> clinton also touted her temperament while drawing a line in the middle east: she says she wouldn't put ground troops in iraq "ever again" .. or in syria. the two candidates go head to head in their first presidential debate at the end of the month./// ((brian loftus)) 8 news now is your local you can find all things politics both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) next on 8 news now good day.. the lost boys from hook .. no longer boys .. ((brian loftus)) >> the actor who played thudbutt joins us .. about how he plans to keep the movie alive .. 25 years later. ((kirsten joyce)) and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook page. good luck!
town... today, we're finding out what drives traffic officer chuck harvey crazy.... "for me, it's people that follow too close and speed here on the surface streets. "the number one accident that we go to is rear-end accidents. that's the most common. and 99 percent of the time people are speeding and following too close and you see it all the time. that's what drives me crazy. "a good following distance is two to three seconds, and that's at any speed. i can't give you an actual distance, but two to three seconds, if you pass a sign, count one-to three. that's the distance you should be behind someone be it in a fifteen mile an hour school zone or a sixty-five mile an hour freeway zone. that's a good following distance. ((demetria obilor)) >> to reiterate what officer harvey said earlier.... if someone is tailgaiting you, it's best to change lanes and get out of their way. you don't want to antagonize the driver and escalate a road rage
remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you./// (( robin williams: inaudible thudbutt: bangarang )) )) ((brian loftus)) it's a bangarang kinda morning here in studio! the lovable lost boy from hook.. thudbutt is joining us this morning.. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and he's all grown up! raushan hammond! --recently hook's 25th anniversary and the lost boys got together, what was that like after all this time? --gone on to write, direct, and
home .. after a 20 hour saga .. the latest on the mercury exposure at a local junior high. ((brian loftus)) >> plus.. those frustrated parents .. waiting for hours upon hours .. we hear from some of them about how the whole ordeal played out. ((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)) thanks for joining us on
news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. the quarantine has now been lifted at walter johnson junior high school, after a child brought some type of mercury to school. ((kirsten joyce)) >> all students have been screened and were released- after being on lockdown for nearly 20 years. the final screening happened shortly before five this morning, when everyone returned home. the school is closed for the day. ((brian loftus)) >> our team coverage begins this morning at the school with 8 news now reporters michael stevens and nia wong. lets begin wi n >> throughout the morning we have seen students walking out of that building barefoot. that's because they tell us they had to place their shoes and backpacks in trash bags in order to get screened and leave. >> it started when the clark county school district said a student brought mercury to the campus yesterday morning. they say at least 5 students
screen students for their safety. captain ken young of ccsd's police department says they've brought in out of state resources to help--- specifcally the california epa. parents were very upset out here...up until jsut an hour ago when the last students were allowed to go home. one mother says when she began peeking through cafeteria windows for her daughter....scho ol officials put blankets over them to block the view. another parent says he was threatned to be arrested if he kept demanding his soon back. ((raela/released student: i was inside the school itself (yeah) for at least 5-6 hoursi once in a while they gave us graham crackers, cinnamon buns, water and juice boxes )) ((nia wong)) >> the last students left around an hour ago. students and staff had to be screened for mercury before they could leave. ((nia wong)) >> for now classes are cancelled for today at walter johnson middle school. reporting live. nia wong 8 news now. brian loftus >> outrage and frustration...
waited patiently for their kids to be released from the school. kirsten joyce >> we continue our team coverage with michael stevens who spoke with some parents as they were being re-united with their children....micha el? ((michael stevens)) >> angry, upset, tired. those are some of the best ways to describe how parents were feeling as they waited for their kids to be released. the hundreds of parents that stood out here last night is no more... all ofe have been released back to their parents arms. but brian and kirsten... it was a long process. one by one... every student was being checked and cleared... as their parents sat outside and waited trying to figure out if their kids were alright: ((the school called. they did their calls to me. they did what they had to do. i know, i understand. there's protocol. we have to follow protocol. if everyone could just act civil, and be civil, things would have went a lot smoother.))
>> frustration all around. that mom told me she was tired and upset... because she didn't have a clue how her young son was doing? i did ask her son... what it was like inside... he told me it was a slow process... they were fed pizza and told to talk amongst themselves. he was just released about an hour ago so when i asked what he wanted to do next... understandably, his answer was sleep. school is closed today. here. again, everyone is safe... but it has been a long tiring process for everyone involved. ((brian loftus)) we have an official statement from ccsd...
to this entire situation. ((kirsten joyce)) they said --quote-- "the epa is screening students for their safety. we have to follow their guidance for releasing students. school police and metro are there as well assisting as well as other first responders." --unquote--./// sherry, how's the weather? ((sherry swensk)) it's been warm overnight to be waiting outside for their kids. evening... 80s by midnight... and now generally 70s around the valley. .............
....... cooler 60s in the pahrump valley... with 70s elsewhere. .................. clear skies after a hot sunny day at 98 degrees. ............. the rain is ending over arizona and getting lighter over new mexico. a funnel cloud over williams as the tropical remnants of newton spread over arizona. ............... a slow and steady warm-up today with hot and dry conditions. looking for highs up near 100 degrees. .............. demetria, how are the roads?
to rooting for the las vegas raiders... ((brian loftus)) >> how folks behind the stadium want to pay for the ara 2- billion dollar price tag. ((kirsten joyce)) start your week on 8 news now good day.. with "monday mornings with the mayors." you can submit your questions on las vegas now dot com... and then tune in on monday during the 6am newscast.. to see if your question was answered. we'll be right back on 8 news now good day./// ((you're watching the
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((kirsten joyce)) new at 6 am ... more homes have been sold in august... even though the housing supply remained tight. local real estate leaders say the average price of a single family home was 235- thousand... that's up nearly 7 percent compared to last year at this time. the price of townhomes and ((brian loftus)) las vegas officials are inching closer to finding a new stadium for a potential nfl team. an oversight committee meets will meet this morning to continue discussing a hotel tax hike to fund the stadium. majestic realty and the las vegas sands casino want to finish negotiations and get approval from nevada lawmakers within weeks before they come up with a stadium proposal. developers estimate that the proposed stadium near the strip will cost 1 point 9 billion dollars./// sherry how's the weather today?
more heat coming as we close out the week and head into the weekend. 100s arrive officially tomorrow, but neighborhoods will hit the century mark today. ........... then a cool system drops in from the north by monday to pick up the winds and break down the heat next week. .............. tropical storm newton fell apart pretty quickly - only the 6th tropical storm to ever reach arizona intact - and is moving up into the central u.s. ............. heavy rains will cause some flooding around kansas city and through the midwest today - with possibly sevew and 100s hang on into the weekend. demetria, how are the roads?
((kirsten joyce)) an iconic photo .. showing firefighters lifting the flag out of the rubble during 9/11... ((brian loftus)) >> coming up next on 8 news now good day... after vanishing just moments after the photo was taken. plus... ((ahead on cbs this morning-- donald trump and hillary clinton clash on foreign policy in a debate preview. their competing plans to take on isis. and we're counting down to monday's broadcast from the smithsonian national african american museum of history and culture. we'll take you to the new england vacation getaway that was settled by freed slaves. the news is back in the morning. see you at seven. )) /// you're watching 8 news
no word on how it made it all the way across the country ... it was authenticated after a man dropped it off at a fire station .. and the original owner just donated the flag to the museum this week./// ((kirsten joyce)) be sure to watch our 9/11 special here on 8 news now.. sunday at 5-30am to 6-30am. that's during the time when the twin towers were hit 15 years ago. we'll take you to the many memorials across the country.. and hear from those whose lives were forever changed that day. again a here on channel 8./// sherry, how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) sunny skies and now some 70s around the valley. ............. look for the moon with saturn tonight at nightfall. .. clear skies after a hot sunny day at 98 degrees. ............. the rain is ending over arizona and getting lighter over new mexico. a funnel cloud over williams as the tropical remnants of newton spread over arizona.
accident or a murder. police responded to calls that a man was hit by a car near bonanza and pecos yesterday. he was pronounced dead at the scene. witnesses told police they heard a loud thud and saw a car speed off. police have found a small white coupe with damage that could be the vehicle they're looking for. they say the victim is may live outside the apartment complex where he was hit. if you have any information... please call crime stoppers.///
fields continues to get showered with awards. ((kirsten joyce)) >> how he plans to use his historic win at the olympics to inspire future athletes. we'll be right back on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// ((kirsten joyce)) the markets just opened and i'm catherine cortez masto and i come from a big family. a whole lot of people. a whole lot of love. and a whole lot of food.
my dad's family was from mexico. my mom's was from italy. 60 years ago they met here in nevada and we grew as a family
t parking cars at the dunes hotel. but he went on to be the head of tourism for las vegas and helped build the city we know today. dad lived his life following three principles, work hard, be honest and respect everyone, that's what i tried to do as attorney general. catherine took on the big banks when they preyed on homeowners. and forced them to pay one point nine billion dollars to
nevadans. she became a national leader in protecting children from sex traffickers. and passed laws to keep seniors safe from crooked scams. isn't that something
points. the dow fell 12 points yesterday and the nasdaqro ((brian loftus)) we will soon know the fate of ryan lochte and the three olympic swimmers who lied about being robbed in rio. today the u-s olympic committee, and u-s-a swimming, will announce the disciplinary measures of the four swimmers. officials are speculating that ryan lochte will get a 10-month suspension... while the other three swimmers will get less time./// ((kirsten joyce))
the key to las vegas. the local was given the honor during yesterday's city council meeting. fields hopes this platform gets more people interesting in bmx-ing: (( connor fields//gold medal olympian "the thing i want to do most with this platform is to promote the sport of bmx. there's 4 tracks in the valley and its a great family sport for all ages and i hope kids see bmx in the olympics and they want to do that one day and go out to their local usa bmx track." )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> fields became the first american to win bmx gold during the 23-year-old graduated from green valley high school.. and is currently a student at unlv./// thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is september 8, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump and hillary clinton clashed over foreign policy on and a newly released e-mail collin powell's e-mail on using a personal account. will donald trump make a profit off his presidential bid. how his own companies benefit from campaign spending. a playboy playmate could go to jail for for snapping this photo and posting it on snapchat. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds.