Skip to main content

tv   8 News Now at 5 PM  CBS  November 3, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm PDT

5:00 pm
>> the hotel has been cleared out and evacuees have been relocated to bally's. shakala alvaranga is just ahead with those details. but we start our team coverage with mauricio marin live outside the paris to explain what caused this and the current situation at the hotel-casino. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> as the sun sets some folks are working to figure out if they'll be able to sleep in their hotel room tonight after this massive blackou casino. this is the scene right now outside the hotel where it's been over 7 hours since a construction crew accidently cut the main power line. >> paris hotel leaders tell us it's taking a lot more time to get the power on than expected. they had hoped to get temporary power on a few hours after the incident just before 10.
5:01 pm
turn back on. here's what one person described seeing when the lights went out: ((brett stoelker: "through the paris. where the lights are out. the game machines are off. and flashlights. this could be one of the most bizarre things i've seen in my life.' )) ((mauricio marin)) >> in total about 3-thousand people had to be evacuated including staff and guests. clark county fire had to rescue 11 people from elevators...scre aming into elevator shafts to help locate people. fortunately----no injuries have been reported. but a lot of people shaken up. and not sure when they'll be able to get back into their rooms. >> paris is owned by caesars...and staff tell us they've never seen anything of this magnitude before with a blackout. as they work to get the lights back on....they are directing guests to bally's just down the street. shakala alvaranga is live on the scene with more. shakala? ((shakala alvaranga)) >> mauricio, we're in the back of paris right now ... if you take a look behind me, you'll see where some of the
5:02 pm
some, have been forced to walk up all of these stairs to get back inside. as you mentioned, hotel guests that were evacuated from the paris las vegas propoerty were taken to lounges at planet hollywood and bally's. we're also told that guests who are just checking into the paris hotel are being sent to bally's. we just spoke with one worker, off camera, who just got to work ((shakala alvaranga)) again.. everal crews are working on restoring the power. hotel officials say they are optimistic that it will be restored this evening. reporting live shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ///
5:03 pm
at an accident at flamingo and tenaya. eastbound and westbound flamingo are shut down... metro police say one victim is in critical condition. three others were transported to umc -- the extent of their injuries are not known. you are urged to avoid the area while police are investigating./// ((denise valdez)) world series game 7 was one for the ages... and las vegan kris bryant now shares a special part of history. ((dave courvoisier)) >> in r bryant was a key contributor for the cubs as they broke a 108 year-long title drought. as sports director chris maathuis shows us... bryant has come a long way from the ball fields of southern nevada. ((chris maathuis)) >> it's so cool to see one of our own has such great success... and its easy to cheer for kris bryant. here's the amazing thing... he's never -- on any level -- won a team award. that all changed in one night.. he played well in the last two games.. hit a pair of homers and even made the last out of game seven to break the 108 year old curse.
5:04 pm
vegas. bryant is a home town hero... a world series winner and according to his high school coach, couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. and for his prep coach to have the privilege of coaching bryant is one of his greatest thrills. (( )) derek stafford/bryant's hs coach; "because honestly if im' in the same sentence or one sentence of wikepedia 100 years from now if i was just a footnote in his life which essentially i am to be associated with kris is great." ron kantowski/journalist: "he said something after the game that of all the baseball uhe's never played on a champinshi high school college so for him to do it on this stage what a wonderful start to what's going to be a fantastic career." derek stafford/prep coach; "i've told you this before... outstanding kid, as great at baseball he's even a better human... if that's possible.. the type of kid you'd want your daughter to marry when she gets older. absolutely ounstanding kid."
5:05 pm
the cubbies and their fans. the headlines across the country are interesting... and wait till ya see some of those from the state of ohio. ((chris maathuis)) >> coming up tonight at 6... more on bryant and the cubs breaking that long drought... the curse, the goat, steve bartman, it's all over for cubs fans, now they're just like every other sports fan. ((denise valdez)) from 'hill' to bill... the clinton campaign is pulling out their big guns in southern nevada... with back-to-back rallies featuring the presidential hou and the former president. today bill clinton is trying to fire up prospective voters... with just five days left in this race. politics now co-host patrick walker is live from the cox pavilion on unlv's campus with more. patrick? ((patrick walker)) >> the clinton campaign is continuing to pour resources and time into the silver state... as we are inside a week until election day. d-j steve aoki is playing a get out the vote concert tonight on
5:06 pm
clinton is his warmup act. this is part of the outreach effort by the clinton campaign for millenial voters. president clinton is expected to highlight issues like his wife's plan for free college and student loan debt forgiveness. both campaigns are looking for any edge that they can here. several polls have the race tied in the state over the last 3 weeks... including our own poll released two other polls show trump with the lead by an average of five points... and one has clinton leading by a few points. the former president will be on stage in a little under an hour... and we'll have a wrap-up of the day in politics coming up at 11. reporting live... patrick walker... 8 news now.
5:07 pm
election headquarters for all the races that matter to you... on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((denise valdez)) an outpour of emotions from parents who oppose a potential partnership between agassi prep academy and democracy prep. agassi faces some potential financial issues down the line... and their governing board says a merger could be a solution. h way'? karen castro has the latest. ((protester with bullhord)) ((karen castro)) a large group of parents and students gathered outside agassi prep to voice their disapproval of a partnership between the charter school and democracy prep. ((chatavia allen - parent: i just feel like, it's kinda like a military based school which we didn't sign up for. jayah gandy - student: i don't want them to take over my school.)) ((karen castro)) families attending the protest thursday morning don't agree with democracy prep's model of
5:08 pm
curriculum which includes 10 hour school days and classes on some saturdays... as well as silent passing periods. ((malik coleman - student: no talking in the hallways? what's the point of friends at school and you're not talking in the hallways.)) ((karen castro)) the two charters have been in talks since march. under the proposed changes, agassi prep will not be completely out of the picture. the school owns the building and says it will continue to take care of the expenses associated with the property. however, democracy prep will take over all academic operations. ((francisco aguilar - agassi prep govern ensure that the school exist in the long term.)) ((karen castro)) aguilar says middle schoolers were underperforming. the governing board is also stating financial issues. the school receives funding from the state and the agassi foundation subsidizes the per pupil allotment. ((francisco aguilar - agassi prep governing board: if we continue to raise the level of funding, the endowment substantially decreases over time and we want to make sure the funding stays leveled for a long period.)) ((karen castro)) meanwhile, some parents say
5:09 pm
((chatavia allen - parent: if they do approve these sudden changes that i don't agree with, he will not be coming next year.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> tonight, agassi is hosting a town hall starting at 6 inside the school's cafeteria. the governing board will take a vote december 13 to finalize the partnership. if the changes are approved, democracy prep will step in july first of next year./// ((dave courvoisier)) by most accounts, agassi prep has been a shining light in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood. an parents don't want it to change. paul joncich is here to explain why this is happening. ((paul joncich)) >> that's the big question. the school seems to be doing well. they have a 78-percent graduation rate which is higher than the district average. in standardized testing, their students outperform the district and the state. and according to u.s. news and world report, agassi prep earned a bronze medal among u.s. high schools. ((dave courvoisier)) agassi prep is a charter school and not a private school. so is this kind of change even allowed? ((paul joncich)) yes, charter schools are given leeway - allowing them to be
5:10 pm
and in their managment - which is what democracy prep does, they come in and manage existing schools. ((dave courvoisier)) is agassi prep having money issues? ((paul joncich)) if so we don't know how bad it is. the governing board says unless something is done, the school will face financial issues in 10-20 years - that's a pretty vague statement. most small business owners might say the same thing forecasting the next 10-20 years. /// sunny and milder today with temperatures above average again for another straight day. winds also increased a little
5:11 pm
we were warmer than yesterday at this time but rain seems to be staying to the east. ........... ........................ .................... tonight hour by hour shows temps i the 70's then 60's later in the evening. more sunshing tomorrow with sunny skies and calmer winds for your friday. expecting clear skies as well with possibly some clouds developing east county and over mohave county arizona. (( are you curious about your ancestral roots? several genealogy tests claim they can map your family tree, so can they unlock the secrets to your past? 8 on your side's michelle mortensen puts the dna test... to the test. next on 8 news now at 5, the valley's news leader.///
5:13 pm
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 and i approved this message. ask yourself: if joe heck was on your side, on his crusade to defund planned parenthood? side with the wall street banks when he called nevada's foreclosure crisis a "blip"? and why did joe heck put payday lenders and their shameful interest rates first when he took their money? nevada, it's time to put people before the corporate special interests. it's time to vote no on joe heck. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm catherine cortez masto
tv-commercial tv-commercial tv-commercial
5:14 pm
s in washington impact my patients here in nevada. so even though i'm a republican, i won't be voting for joe heck. joe heck's voted ten times to defund planned parenthood, which thousands of women depend on for cancer screenings. and heck opposes a woman's right to choose even when her health is at risk. for me and my patients,
5:15 pm
tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at five.")) ((dave courvoisier)) thanks to websites like family tree d-n-a and ancestry dot com ... along with tv shows like "who do you think you are" ... geneology is more popular than ever. ((denise valdez)) >> but is paying big bucks to find out your history really worth it? consumer advocate michelle mortensen finds out in tonight's try it before you buy
5:16 pm
dna. ((michelle mortensen)) t-v shows like who do you think you are ... prove anything is possible if you have a d-n-a kit and some geneology experts. but do those kits really open the door to your past ... or is it all tv magic? the folks at family tree d-n-a offered me a chance to find out. they sent me a d-n-a kit to unlock my history. i swabbed my cheeks... ((1:36 swabbing )) ((me sent off the vials ... and waited for the results. and i was expecting confirmations of the things i knew. like my maternal side is from italy. here's a picture of my grandfather as a boy in petragalla italy with his parents. my grandma .. she's from italy too. her mother .. my great, great grandmother albina tiberi was related to the roman emperor tiberius who reigned until the year 37 ad. on my father's side ... there's no royalty ... but quite a a rich history.
5:17 pm
his family. roy ... that's my great grandfather. at this time the family was known as the mortensen's ... because my great great grandfather john peter was the son of morten jensen. that's right ... we were actually jensen's. looking through the family bible .. it was very common in denmark for people's last name's to be the father's name with sen attached. the practice dates back to the early 1700's in our family tree. the family bible also shows the hisr grandma. she was from england. my dad's mom also had british roots. her mom .. was from scottland ... her dad ... was jewish and originally from russia. see i knew a lot...but my results.. didn't totally line up with what i knew. let me show you ... family tree d-n-a sends you an orgins breakdown like this... and this is what surprsied me .. it says i'm 12% italian... not 50%. remember my mom's side is 100%
5:18 pm
it also claims im 27% middle eastern from asia minor... which i've never heard before. but people probably immigrated from there to italy. when you add the percentages together ... it totals 39% ... which is almost the 50% i thought i was. another surprise? none of my british heritige showed up at all. and my danish side only came in as 21% ... i presumed it would be higher. adding to the confusing .. my company .. and his results showed he's ... 34% british. but only 15% danish. could i be more danish than my dad?? when i asked the family tree d-n-a folks they taught me ... we are not 50-50 splits of our parents ... in my case .. i may have gotten more of my dad's danish dna ... than the british. that also means i could have more of my dad's dna than my
5:19 pm
((michelle mortensen)) >> so now i've got to answer the big question ... does it work? got to answer the big question ... does it work? i believe it does ... but it isn't cut and dry. the results can be confusing and are nothing like what you see on t-v. for that ... you'll have to dig deeper into your family history. personally -- i think it's worth it. to try it yourself... contact family tree d-n-a. prices start at 80 bucks.
5:20 pm
and near average again with comfortble 70's outside this afternoon. gusts did peak up to 30 or more in some spots down the colorado river valley. ......... .......................... ................ neighborhood temps in the 70's through many parts of the valley, with mildest temps over to the eastside where we're lower in elevation and typically warmer. west side not as the valley with temps only in th 50's for the mountain this afternoon after a chilly morning start near the freezing mark. ................................ ... ................ regional temps also stayed mild especially down the colorado river down to laughlin and bullhead city. warmer in death valley with high near 80 today. chilly temps exist up in the central great basin and far north portions of the state. ................................
5:21 pm
continues in the southern plains over to the southeast where they're breaking records for heat for early november. ................................ ... ...................... satellite and radar shows clearer skies than yesterday and no chance for showers as they stay down towards mexico and arizona. we'll begin to see that low wrap around moisture tomorrow towards northern arizona but we should remain on the dry side with some cloud cover. could sneak in slight chances in east county but otherwise mostly sunny with breezes still continuing down the colorado v ....................... ................. tonight expect lows in the mid to high 50's and chilly again no tony hawk.
5:22 pm
with his skateboard. just ahead. >> plus... imagine the disappointment! a woman thinks she won 43- million- dollars on a slot machine... but the casino says think again! tonight at six... what they offered her instead... and why she decided to lawyer up! the valley's news leader will be right back.///
5:25 pm
5:26 pm
would like to be your friends... and one officer in bellevue, washington is going the extra mile to connect with his community. ((denise valdez)) >> craig hanaumi loves his job and it shows... through his energy and compassion... and some pretty sick ollies. haunami can really tear it up at the local skate park. but that's not all... he also teaches music at a youth center and helps reformed criminals get their lives back on track. that's one cool cop./// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news the valley's news leader. don't forget you can always find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news with scott pelley is next. we'll see you at six. /// so now i've got to answer the
5:28 pm
5:30 pm
captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the race gets as election day grows closer-- >> five days away from the change you've been waiting for your entire life. ( cheers ) >> imagine it is january 20, 2017, and imagine it is donald trump standing in front of the capitol. >> pelley: also tonight, seniorw argue over two of their own.>> >> i wouldn't trust her to go to the store for me. >> i don't believe he'squ qualified to lead anything,g including my local homeowners association.>> >> pelley: the government says kids are eating too much salt, putting their health at risk. ( cheers )n tears of joy in cubville. the drought ends, and the waterworks begin.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on