Skip to main content

tv   8 News Now at 630 PM  CBS  September 18, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm PDT

6:30 pm
hunt for a driver who fled from a crash scene after hitting a man on a scooter--- now fighting for his life. it happened near rancho high school. let's head straight to mauricio marin who is live. he just a got a major update on the investigation. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> we're just now learning the person behind the wheel took off in a dark blue honda odyssey. check out pictures released by police in the last hour. they believe the van is a model made sometime between 19-99 and 2004. detectives tell us the driver the scooter. the impact caused the man on the scooter to fly off. and was also run over by the s-u-v that fled. right now---he's fighting for his life at the hospital. (( sgt. richard strader/metro police: 'he was transported to umc trauma where he was is in very grave condition. he has multiple broken bones internal injuries and reporting that he has a broken back and his condition is life thereatening at this point.")) ((mauricio marin)) >> metro police tell the crash happened just after 10 this morning. for most of the day this portion of the road was closed off to traffic as detectives investigated. police won't know for sure why
6:31 pm
but detectives urge folks to take every precaution on the road they can---including wearing a helmet. ((sgt. richard strader/metro police: "weather is getting nice. it's a little warm today but you're going to start seeing people coming out riding bicycles, motorcylces, pedestrians out. we need to pay attention to what's out. and if you're going to be riding those types of vehicles even if a bicycle or a moped even if it doesn't require you to wear it, it can save your life. )) ((mauricio marin)) >> the van was last scene southbound on 21st street at a side damage and a broken left side passenger window. ((mauricio marin)) >> at this time police haven't released a description of the driver. but once again...they're looking for a dark blue honda odyssey vab with damage.. if you know anything--- call metro police or crimestoppers. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((sharie johnson)) >> police have any leads on the driver behind the wheel of the s-u-v? ((mauricio marin))
6:32 pm
suspect. and may have even seen the driver going into a home. detectives are working the lead. we'll bring you the latest as it develops. back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) north las vegas police are investigating the deadly shooting of a 19 year old. this happened just after midnight near lake mead and belmont street. officers responded to shots fired and found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds laying in the street. later died. police do not have a clear description of the shooter but they do have a description of a vehicle believed to be involved in the murder. (( 'at this point our preliminary investigation is indicating that a small blue pick up truck may be involved in this shooting and doesn't appear to bne a random act of violence." )) ((sharie johnson)) anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to call crime stoppers. this is the 19th homicide in north las vegas jurisdiction./// ((sharie johnson)) >> the fall season is right
6:33 pm
katie boer is here with what the valley is up against as the countdown to the cool-down slides through this week. ((katie boer)) another beautiful evening across the desert southwest -- with our countdown to fall narrowing -- just 4 days away and more active weather is possible ahead this week. ...................... lookign at the net few hours we'll stay dry and mild--but very warm with temperatures continuing about average today and tomorrow. look for temps. around 7pm in the low 90s... 90 degrees by 9pm. around 11pm expected by early tomorrow morning. .................... looking at the radar right now things are pretty quiet...however moisture associated with tropical storm paine will spread up across the mojave desert region monday night and tuesday bringing increasing chances for rain showers and possibly a few thunderstorms for areas south of i-15. a strong low pressure system will drop into the great basin by thursday resulting in gusty winds and unsettled weather for much of the region. ((sharie johnson))
6:34 pm
this evening. the 95 south on ramp to i-15 south was shutdown for about 33 hours over the weekend. it was closed for work on project demolish the bridge that crosses symphony park drive. the ramp was reopened a few hours ahead of schedule this morning and as you can see... traffic is flowing once again on the busiest ramp in the state./// ((sharie johnson)) and as that closure ends.... another project begins. 1-15 is getting an upgrade. reporting brittany edney is live from the area near 1-15 and craig. brittany, what kind of changes are coming that way? ((brittany edney))
6:35 pm
another roadway project is coming your way... ndot is widening a 5-mile-long stretch of the 1-15 here between craig road and speedway boulevard. the project will expand the highway, increasing 4 travel lanes to six in each direction. plus, new lighting, signage and landscaping will be installed. ndot says this section of the interstate sees more than 40-thousand vehicles each d expected to increase around 71-percent by 20-33... this will make a huge difference. hopefully reducing travel times and congestion. especially for those going in and out of the las vegas motor speedway. ((brittany edney)) ndot is holding a groundbreaking for the project tomorrow morning. and 8 news now will be at the groundbreaking and we will bring you any new details we learn on the project. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now. ((sharie johnson))
6:36 pm
((brittany edney)) >> this is a big project for ndot and that comes with a pricetag of nearly 34-million dollars. we'll send it back to you. ((sharie johnson)) 8 news now has learned the identity of the motorcyclist who was killed in a traffic accident over the weekend. he is 23 year old drake reynolds. it happened early saturday morning near owens and eastern. witnesses say reynolds was speeding and riding "wheelies" before his bike overturned street. he was taken to u-m-c where he later died. this is the 77th crash in metro jurisdiction./// ((sharie johnson)) the trump campaign is facing some tough questions this evening. how the campaign is addressing the controversy after the candidate reversed his stance concerning the birth of president obama./// "you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon
6:37 pm
including with nukes, yes including with nukes. i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. nuclear, just the power the devastation, is very important to me. i want to be unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable, unpredictable. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. what kind of person would misuse the topic of rape in a political campaign? joe heck, that's who. the truth is, as attorney general, catherine cortez masto led the fight against crimes like sexual assault and worked with republicans and democrats to make sure rape kits were administered for victims. but in washington, congressman joe heck voted against funding for rape kits. joe heck. lying about rape. part of the problem in washington. i'm catherine cortez masto
6:38 pm
woman: here in nevada,
6:39 pm
and congressman heck called it "a blip." narrator: in 2008, joe heck called nevada's housing crisis "a blip on the radar." that's just how out of touch joe heck is. narrator: after heck sponsored a bill giving tax breaks to big banks, he took over $500,000 from wall street-- including banks who caused the housing crisis. it's clear what joe heck's priorities are, and families like mine get left behind. narrator: afscme people is responsible for the content of this ad. ((sharie johnson))
6:40 pm
pressure cooker bomb that injured 29 people last night in new york city. but, the manhunt is underway for the suspect who planted the explosive device. police say the blast injured 29 in the chelsea area of manhattan. a second pressure cooker was found four blocks away and destroyed inside a controlled detonation. tonight the nypd is on heightened alert all while hundreds of international dignitaries arrive in new york for the u-n general as terrorism is likely to take center stage in the presidential race after the attacks this weekend. the presidential campaigns reacted to the weekend attacks in new jersey, new york and minnesota. donald trump's running mate mike pence offered his prayers to the vicitms. in a statement, hillary clinton said "i am confident americans " will once again choose resolve over fear." meanwhile trump...
6:41 pm
by questions about his sudden shift friday on president obama's birthplace. on face the nation, his campaign manager tried moving past the controversy. (( kellyanne conway/trump campaign manager) "donald trump advocated something for five years that was a lie. why did he do that? kc: well, you're going to have to ask him. but, again, i think that this is a sideshow now that the media seem obsessed with")) with clinton slipping in some polls, president obama rallied black voters behind her speech before the congressional black caucus foundation. clinton will campaign in pennsylvania tomorrow. it's all ahead of the first presidential debate will be held next monday./// ((sharie johnson)) coming up on the valley's nes leader it's been an extra hot
6:42 pm
our i-teams vanessa murphy takes a look at what has left them with no air condicitoning during the hottest days of the year. "you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon
6:44 pm
((sharie johnson)) no power, no air conditioning, and no solution in sight....for a group of seniors. the i-team's vanessa murphy has a closer look at what's unfolding in one local condo complex. ((arlene christensen/resident: if i had a million dollars tomorrow, i'd stay right
6:45 pm
arlene christensen has lived at the casablanca condominiums in las vegas for more than a decade.... ((arlene: it's amazing. i love living here.)) ((vanessa murphy)) but what she describes as usually an anything but these days. ((arlene: no power. no nothing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) for more than a month....that means no air conditioning during the hot summer days in ten units of this age 55 plus living community. ((arlene: i kind of thought seniors were special. (laughs))) ((vanessa murphy)) instead there are extension cords in the hallway to at least ke ((arlene: i've got it in here... )) ((vanessa murphy)) while residents like arlene are displaced.... ((mary ann berry/board director: this is the meter that blew out. )) ((vanessa murphy)) and the homeowners association scrambles to fix electrical damage caused by a fire on a august 13th. ((mary ann: this one! (sound) completely destroyed!)) ((vanessa murphy)) a clark county fire report decribes smoking, popping, and sparking from an electrical meter. acting board president bill
6:46 pm
the problem with getting the power back on is that equipment needed doesn't exist....thanks in part to an older building and newer technology. ((vanessa: is the hoa doing everything it can? bill brown/acting board president: absolutely. i mean we're just as concerned as the homeowners themselves. we're just as anxious to get this resolved as soon as possible.)) ((arlene: i think they have the best intentions in the world and they're people i like and respect, but i don't think they know what they're doing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) electrical contractors to find the right parts or present another solution, arlene christensen desribes learning a lesson during this hardship. ((arlene: that's tough and you don't realize psychologically how you miss your home. we're so spoiled, we take everything for granted, and you don't realize psychologically how you miss your home. we're so spoiled, we take everything for granted.)) ((sharie johnson)) the i-team contacted n-v energy, the contractors board, public utilities commission, clark county trying to find any answers.
6:47 pm
but the information we did receive from the other groups - is this seems to be a problem the h-o-a will have to figure out with a contractor./// ((sharie johnson)) ((katie boer))
6:48 pm
6:49 pm
6:50 pm
and we recap an emotional night of culture and football at gorman plus...
6:51 pm
pump following a pipeline leak in the south. how soon are the price hikes expected to last as crews work
6:54 pm
giant step towards las vegas this week when the stadium committee approved a proposal to build a 1.9 billion dollar palace off the for the product fans would be getting..well the raiders were aiming for their first 2-0 start in 14 years i well..for now..kinda awkward.. oakland down 7 to atlanta but derek carr completes a 4th down pass to michael crabtree for a touchdown.. atlanta..had no shame.. pass is pin-balled into the air .....but caught by justin hardy for the touchdown.. no looking back for the a-t-l.. 35-28 falcons win cowboys at redskins.. rookie quarterback dak prescott...a 23 year old kid.. with a grown man play..first ever touchdown ..
6:55 pm
but barry church intercepts kirk cousins.. dallas marches the field..alfred morris against his former team.. 27-23..cowboys pick up their first win in 2016 panthers steam rolling the 49ers.. cam newton to greg olson....and the tight end ignites for an 88 yard touchdown..long est of his career.. cam, the rei helmet to the chest but fires a missile to kelvin benjamin.. 353 yards 4 touchdowns for newton.. 46-27 best finish of the day titans have a comback roaring against the lions.. marcus mariota to delanie walker..30 yard touchdown.. just over a minute left.. mariota to the ageless andre johnson.. titans win 16-15 kahuku high school hails from
6:56 pm
red raiders brought that tradition and over 2500 fans to the mainland for a saturday night showdown with gorman there was no where to sit at fertitta field.. so everyone stood and turned high school football into a cultural festival of passion and pageantry..gorm an pulled away in the second half to win 35-7 for their 43rd win in a row.. but the gaels will never forget last was especially meaningful to those who come from the islands (palaie gaoteote/gorman lb: "it meant the world to me, i've been playing these kids since i was little, like 7th or 8th grade. for them to come all thwa over here, i'm truly grateful to play them and they're from my home town so it's special. the first couple of series, i was like 'oh man, this is hardnosed football, i like it,' and we just kept going from there." kenny sanchez/coach: "awesome for high school football. kahuku, no one really does it like that. that's special school they have out there and their following and we fed off of that.") ((sharie johnson)) that's it for us.
6:57 pm
now at 11./// coming up tonight on 8
7:00 pm
captioning funded by cbs and ford. we go further, so you can. >> kroft: if you don't recognize them, the tall guy on the left is vice presidential candidate bill weld. the shorter one is former new mexico governor and presidential nominee gary johnson. their rallies usually attr only a few hundred people. but they can still make some noise, and are not without enthusiastic support. >> gary, gary, gary! >> bill weld: the next president of the united states, gary johnson. ( applause ) >> gary johnson: you rock. you rock. thank you. >> one-three-zero. one-one-zero. water peak. eight-four. >> martin: the u.s.s. "kentucky," rising to the surface off the coast of hawaii.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on