tv 8 News Now at 11 PM CBS November 6, 2016 11:00pm-11:35pm PST
we're live with the latest. also... candidates are pulling out the big guns as they criss-cross battleground states. what the early voting numbers show and why it's fair game for either candidate come tuesday. ((katie boer)) plus... another day in the 80s.... how long our october-like temperatures continue for... in my extended forecast. "now, live...this is 8 news now weekend edition." ((sharie johnson)) one person is dead and crash today in the southwest valley. thank you for joining us i'm sharie johnson. it happened just south of cactus ave and decatur. reporter brittany edney--who was first on the scene-- has been following this story and joins us now live. brittany, do we know what the cause was? ((brittany edney)) >> police say what may have started as a family outing in the desert took a deadly turn earlier right behind me.
this 2 seat riser rolled several times, ejecting and killing the male driver. the female passenger was hurt but is expected to be okay. neither person was wearing a seatbelt nor a helmet... ((lt. grant rogers, metro police "this was a very preventable accident." )) ((brittany edney)) the consumer product safety commission says helmets have been known to reduce the risk of death in atv accidents by around 42- percent. and also reduce the possibility of a head injury by 64 percent. ((lt. grant rogers, metro police this is one of those things that you have to take prut are already designed for those vehicles, rather it be a seatbelt or a 5 point harness. just something as simple as a helmet can definitely save life.")) ((brittany edney)) over the past few months , we've seen several off-road deadly accidents involving atvs throughout the valley and nearby areas. investigators ruled many of the deaths were due to drivers losing control or being ejected. ((lt. grant rogers, metro police "we do have some more trails that are more popular for riders out in logandale, in
rock and valley fire but it is a little more common than we would like.")) ((brittany edney)) >> drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor--- there's no word yet on how fast the atv was traveling at the time of the crash. sharie. ((sharie johnson)) >> brittany, with police pushing the importance of wearing helmets for protection... are they required? ((brittany edney)) >> the dmv says helmets are not vehicles... so while there's no law against it, it's still dangerous to go without one. we'll send it back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) many of you taking to our page to offer your condolences for the victim while others think something needs to be done about it. karen wrote... we ride atv's as well... be careful people and prayers to these families. just awful! charles said...
since. i have fond memories of laying down a dirt bike on occasion. sorry for the families. shannon posted... people go flying out in desert on those things going insanely fast usually without helmets. what folks do not realize is you can lose control of the atv very easily when hitting those rocks out in desert or if you are inexperienced and lean too much while turning then they flip over. liz wrote... law, to stop the sales of them. better put some more regulations and make it illegal if rode off a track. ((sharie johnson)) central oklahoma is feeling the after shock of a five-point-o magnitude earthquake. to my left you're seeing images out of cushing oklahoma about a one mile from the quakes epa- center. it was felt about 300 miles away as fas as kansas city missouri
reporting quite a bit of damage. last week a four-point-five magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of oklahoma. the state has had 19 quakes in the past week. scientist have linked these trimmers to underground disposal of waste water from oil and gas production known as fracking. some wells in the region have now been shut down./// weather open day around the valley with a few more clouds factored into the mix to round out the second half of the weekend. most of our sky cameras showing partly clear conditions this afternoon and into the evening. ............... current conditions are nice and warm--continuing our above average trend into the new work week. right now temps. are in the low to upper 60s. ............... let's look ahead at the next couple of hours... your morning planner looks dry
our coolest overnight temps.... in the low 60s with partly sunny skies, upper 60s by 9am. by noon mid 70s with more decreasing clouds. mostly sunny and upper 70s/low 80s by 3pm. .............. ((sharie johnson)) with just two days before the presidential election... we wanted to take a look at voting the last two presidencies, there we're approximately one million, 200 thousand registered voters and 80% turnout. this year there's about one million, 400 thousand regsitered voters. and as of tonight statewide, about 53% of nevadans have voted already. which means come tuesday at least another 695 thousand
((sharie johnson)) >> and those stats could be the reason why a lot of political muscle is being sent to nevada. senator bernie sanders spent the day in the valley campaigning for hillary clinton. (( "hillary clinton and catherine will win if the voter turnout is high. they lose if it's low. you're job is to give us the highest turnout we've ever seen.")) ((sharie johnson)) >> sanders also advocated for catherine cortez masto for u-s senate. sa pass legislation that will help working families and the middle class. and former new york mayor rudy giuliani met with local trump supporters urging them to knock on doors and get people to the polls tuesday. ((rudy giuliani/rallying support for trump: "we think we got, number one the volunteers that are more enthusiastic than theirs. there's are mostly machine politician people part of the old hack harry reid machine which i think nevada is going
((sharie johnson)) >> giuliani says trump will fight for a stronger military to have peace through strength. and told the crowd that clinton can't be trusted to nominate a supreme court justice. it seems every vote will count...with both campaigns hitting hard with grassroots efforts to get out the vote. ((sharie johnson)) and we're your local election headquarters keeping you updated on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((sharie johnson)) 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./// "you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon tritsch.
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sharie johnson, katie boer & jon tritsch. this is 8 news now . ." ((sharie johnson)) geneology is more like family tree d-n-a and ancestry dot com ... along with tv shows like "who do you think you are" ... but tonight consumer advocate michelle mortensen finds out if it's really worth the big bucks as she tests out family tree dna. 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
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 )) ((michelle mortensen)) 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 .. 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. this is a picture of my great, great grandfather john peter and 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.
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 history of my paternal great 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.. 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% italian according to our records and history. but get this ... 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
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 dad did a dna test with another company .. and his results showed he's ... 34% british. but only 15% danish. 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 mom's .. explaining why i'm not 50% italian as thought. ((sharie johnson)) >> to try it yourself... contact family tree d-n-a. prices start at 80 bucks./// ((sharie johnson))
((katie boer)) day around the valley with a few more clouds factored into the mix to round out the second half of the weekend. most of our sky cameras showing partly clear conditions this afternoon and into the evening. ............... current conditions are nice and warm--continuing our above average trend into the new work week. right now temps.
............... let's look ahead at the next couple of hours... your morning planner looks dry with another warm up. by 6am we're looking at some of our coolest overnight temps.... in the low 60s with partly sunny skies, upper 60s by 9am. by noon mid 70s with more decreasing clouds. 70s/low 80s by 3pm. .............. we'll continue our dry stretch across the region the next couple of days --- with a few clouds factored into our day tomorrow too... warm and dry conditions will continue through the week thanks to a large and persistent
expected with generally light winds. .............. expect this batch of cloud cover to expand eastward this evening and overnight with periods of high clouds persisting tomorrow. otherwise...the forecast for the foreseeable future looks mild and dry thanks to a large and persistent ridge of high pressure which leaves little in the way of significant weather to discuss. periods of high clouds will be on the light side with temperatures 6 to 10 degrees above normal through the period. .............. your 7-day forecast keeps us trending above average all the way through the next couple of days. look for low 80s monday, election day--tuesday and wednesday. we'll drop into the upper 70s for thursday through next weekend.
won an election and a world title in the same yearand a world ((jon tritsch)) >>he is the only person to ever do that we had a sit down with the champ and talked about the future plus.. get ready to go on a ride..through one of the busiest local sports days of the year.. pbr.. and so much more coming up with all of the shenanigans danny tarkanian's pulled in nevada -- helping set up fake charities used to scam nevada seniors, failing to pay thousands in property taxes, losing $17 million in a failed development scheme, then sticking taxpayers with the bill -- imagine the shenanigans tarkanian would pull in washington.
manny pacquaio is an international icon.. he is
his people's champion..the legend from the philippines did the improbable..he stepped out of retirment..stepp ed into the ring..without ever losing a step pac man 37 years old.. bullied a champion ten years younger than him last night in the thomas and mack in front of 16,000 fans...manny won the wbo welterweight title by unanimous
him...but the world champ has a lot of responsibility..t onight he flies home with his belt to serve his duty as a national senator... he's a fighter in the ring and for his people and he's pumped to make more history (( )) they ride for glory..they fight for titles..they buck for bucks..a glory..they fight for titles..they buck for bucks..a whole lot of bucks.. it's the final day of the pbr world finals and this week's event title would be claimed as well as the 2016 season championship the 2016 world finals event
best name in sports..the native american competitor would finish with amazing final ride and win this year's event and $250,000.. but the championship and $1 million dollar prize went to cooper davis..a 22 year old texan who won by the narrowest point margin in pbr history.. i asked him on tuesday what a great week would mean for his career (( )) if you don't believe in yourself.. no one will..especially in player in the world is trying to steal your spot on tour..47 year old australian rod pampling had not won a pga event in 10 years..his life would change at tpc summerlin final round of the shriner's hospital for children open.. rod pampling attempting a birdie from summerlin parkway..and it's perfect.. he wins the tournament with a score of 20 under par and by
and former u.s. open winner on the final hole...see you later self doubt (( )) speaking of champions congratulations to the unlv women's soccer team..last night the rebeb in a thrilling shootout.. freshman georgia kingman had the game winning penalty kick and unlv is celebrating..emb racing..and dancing their way into the ncaa tournament ...it's not easy being a kicker..especially one who struggles at kicking.. the ball wasn't moving.. but steelers place kicker chris boswell is making life more difficult than it needs to be... you could say chris shot himself in the foot..but he'd probably miss.. ((jon tritsch)) that's it for sports tonight... we're back after this./// ((sharie johnson))
out of their leftover pumpkins! this
unofficial "punkin chunkin" competition was held saturday afternoon. were built by high school students. the event is actually part of their curriculum to learn about potential energy and kinetic energy. the largest catapult took about 2 months to build./// ((sharie johnson)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 11. 8 news now good day starts at 4-am. and, for news anytime, just go to las vegas now dot com.
is, at this very moment, deciding whether or not i should be charged with felonious assault. what happened? i beat a former acquaintance nearly to death. that was my barrister. it seems you will not have to visit me in prison after all. did you misplace my number? some things are better to discuss in person. like violating campaign finance laws, bribing elected officials, that sort of thing. you funded a super pac that supports the district attorney. and just like that, sherlock is no longe facing criminal charges against oscar rankin. i've always been willing to go to lengths to protect sherlock. so have i. you should keep that in mind, because sherlock is gonna call you tonight and he's gonna accept your help. (siren wling in distance) (jackhammering) ? oh, god didn't make the little green apples ?