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the chaos that has erupted across the u-s and how president-elect is preparing to lead the country. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... no matter the time of day... metro sergeant richard strader would make his way to the scene of a deadly crash... we look at the long career the sergeant has had with metro... as he retires from the force. how soon things could start feeling more like november ((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 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> i'm brian loftus. rallies against president-elect donald trump continued across the nation for the second night in a row. police say that protests in portland, oregon got out of hand, tweeting that rallies
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threw projectiles at officers and damaged some cars. ((kirsten joyce)) >> at one point, police announced "everyone" would be under arrest...and used tear gas to try and break up the group. nearly thirty protesters actually ended up in cuffs, according to a tweet from portland police. (( you're sitting there breaking fuse boxes, lighting trash cans on fire, just vandalizing everything you can because you were pissed off that your candidate didn't win. it's just stupid. it needs to end." )) ((kirsten joyce)) also held in los angeles, philadelphia, denver, minneapolis and oakland, california. but most of the protests in those cities have been peaceful. president-elect trump took to twitter himself late yester daybranding his opponents as "professional protesters, incited by the media." trump will do his first extensive post-election interview this sunday on cbs' 60 minutes. it will be be conducted by lesley stahl and broadcast right here on channel 8 at 7 p-m. trump's family will join him for the interview from his residence
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with light winds... and temps falling back to the 50s. ..................... sunny skies today and great sunshine for veterans day.
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let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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cause closures on the boulevard from ogden to russell road sunday afternoon through sunday evening. avoid the area, if possible. use alternates like desert inn, paradise and frank sinatra.
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((brian loftus)) fire breaks out a new jersey mansion once owned by the
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henry rowan. crews arrived last night to find the fire already coming from the roof. the home is now owned by the county. a fire at the house in june destroyed the kitchen. the cause of last night's fire remains under investigation. no one was injured./// ((kirsten joyce)) for some veterans the real challenge begins when they return home. ((brian loftus)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader how one organization is being the ray of light many veterans need a helping hand./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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this is 8 news now good day)) ((brian loftus)) many of our nation's veterans find themselves fighting their own war when they come home. 22 veterans a day commit suicide. ((kirsten joyce)) >> a growing number turn to drugs and alcohol while dealing with post traumatic stress disorr treatment center in texas that is only open to vets and first responders. outside warrior's heart ranch 20 cutouts of steel tell the stories of veterans who have committed suicide. it's a problem annette hill knows too well. (annette hill/warrior's heart) "it's the part of the war you bring home, and you're still "it's the part of the war you bring home, and you're still battling it" her 25 year old son, army specialist adam hill gibson, committed suicide in 2009 after two deployments to iraq. here at home, he faced another enemy; post-traumatic stress disorder and
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heart) "it's a hell you don't wake up from still fighting her own pain, hill is now clinical director at warrior's heart near san antonio. it's a private treatment facility for ptsd, traumatic brain injury, drug and alcohol addiction. it's the first ever to only treat veterans, law enforcement and first responders. (annette hill/warrior's heart) "we treat everything at once, we stabilize the addiction first, that is the truth- and then we start to untie the knot of what is their life" treatment here ru patients go through 4 individual sessions a week and 3 hours of group therapy a day. on the 500-acre property, fitness and spirituality are also part of the treatment. it's just you and your own personal darkness" william was a navy medic in iraq. he returned home with ptsd and turned to alcohol. after experiencing suicidal thoughts, he reached out to dozens of facilities
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groups, it's like a war. you know, each person is fighting their own personal war right then and there. the therapy dogs helped him get back on his feet.. quick nat and he's paying it forward.. he now works with the k9 program - training dogs to help other vets. don champion, cbs news, bandera, texas./// ((kirsten joyce)) >> since the facility opened in april, about 40 people have gone it costs about 22,000 thousand dollars for 28 days, but insurance does cover the treatment in most cases./// ((brian loftus)) he's responded to more than 700 crashes in the valley and now sergeant strader is turing in his badge. ((kirsten joyce)) >> we take a look back at his long career and the impact he's made to make our community safer on the roads./// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce)) a metro police sergeant
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years on the job. ((brian loftus)) >> he's become a familiar face in the las vegas valley as he's tried to get the message out to save lives. the i - team's vanessa murphy has his story.
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((sgt. richard strader/metro: very sad and tragic day again on our roadways... )) ((vanessa murphy)) ...has been the voice for metro police... ((strader: frustrating, very frustrating )) ((vanessa murphy)) ...from the scenes of the valley's worst crashes. ((strader: we always hope for the best but prepare for the worst. )) ((vanessa murphy)) he's headed the investigative team called fatal detail.... ((strader: my work phone. this is what they use to call me 24/7.)) ((vanessa murphy)) but soon - he won't be on call anymore. ((strader: it's gonna be a challenge for me, but it's part of me.)) strader is retiring after more than 24 years with the department and six years with fatal detail. ((strader: got a lot of gray hairs from it but i definitely came out sane but i learned a lot and what i learned is that you have a great support system at home who supports you and understands what's going on, you could probably do just about anything.)) ((vanessa murphy)) and that includes keeping a sense of humor even after a rough day.... ((strader: mike strader....yeah sergeant mike strader.
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strader: i was like, out of every station, that i have done so many interviews could they get my name wrong?)) ((vanessa murphy)) but his mission has been been clear: reduce road fatalities. ((strader: we take for granted how fragile life is....)) ((vanessa murphy)) sometimes he spoke his mind uncensored.... ((strader: this is out of control. )) ((vanessa murphy)) ....ruffling a few feathers... ((strader: sometimes i really think that we're too politically correct and we have te get that message across)) ((vanessa murphy)) because he investigated so many crashes that could have been avoided. ((strader: we had pedestrians dying at rates which were astonishing. people just left and right. every call i was getting was an autopedestrian collision.)) ((vanessa murphy)) one victim: brazyl ward. she nearly died after she was hit while trick or treating in 2013. ((nat of brazyl )) ((vanessa murphy))
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never been caught. ((strader: not being able to put some closure for the family, it's tough. it's like a failure for us. i am still confident that one of these days something's gonna happen.)) ((vanessa murphy)) it's one of those cases that will stick with him.... ((nat from scene )) ((vanessa murphy)) so will this bus stop crash at decatur and spring mountain in 2012. ((strader: honestly, that was shocking. i mean there were body parts all over the place.)) ((vanessa murphy)) others were injured, and drunk driver gary lee hosey is in prison. ((strader: the death and destruction on some of these were pretty traumatic.)) ((vanessa murphy)) what helped him cope: family, a passion for being a cop, and giving back. ((strader: over the last 24 years, i've seen 10 people killed from this department in the line of duty.)) ((vanessa murphy)) each year - he rides from new jersey to washington, dc in
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ourself team vegas.)) ((vanessa murphy)) he says he'll continue to bike for the cause as he'll try to get used to life off the police force. he often gets recognized in public though because of the many scenes he's spoken from. oh and remember this? turns out the reporter was brand new.... ((vanessa: i have a confession. strader: was that you? strader: laughs bill roe/photojournalist: there it is. strader: and now it's circle....)) ((vanessa murphy)) from all of us at 8 news now, thank you sergeant richard strader. this is vanessa murphy reporting. ((brian loftus)) >> over the years -- strader has responded to more than 750 crash scenes throughout the valley./// sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) it's going to be a very mild veterans day and the weekend
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staying nicely above normal. ............. highs up around 80 degrees again today... yesterday. ............. i see a cool down coming next week with temps back to normal and even below. ............ so get the sweaters out and the morning temps will drop to some much chillier 40s.
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outside the valley. ............. an area of low pressure will head north and our high pressure will stay over the great basin to deliver the extra mild weather in the desert. ....... then next week a colder and windy system blows in and that will drop daytime highs back to normal and even cooler than they should be, so we'll make up for a little lost time. mornings will definitely feel like autumn./// back to you!/// ((demetria obilor))
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paradise/desert inn intersection. happened sometime before 4 am. there are southbound lane restrictions. the main broke from wear and tear. crews will be in the area through noon back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) an incredibly talented young musician will be performing at the smith center... ((brian loftus)) >> coming up at 5-am...
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plus how he got started right here in las vegas.. coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader.///
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rolling out their plans. walmart and target will open their doors at 6 p.m. on thanksgiving day. and best buy stores will open an hour earlier, at 5 p.m. best buy will also close at 1 a.m. early friday and reopen at 8 a.m. all three major retailers are also announcing expanded plans for digital and in-store deals./// ((kirsten joyce)) a pair of bald eagles were stuck much closer to each other than they wanted to be... the pair apparently got trapped in a storm drain after a fight. this happened in f common for the birds of prey to have spats. one of them flew away, the other is being evaluated for injuries./// ((brian loftus)) the christmas season is coming alive tonight at town square with the arrival of santa clause. st. nick's arrival parade kick's off at seven tonight complete with real snow falling to amp up the holiday atmosphere! and don't forget tedd florendo will go be live at town square in our evening shows with a
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the transition process has begun for the president- elect... but more protests spilled into the night with added police enforcement. ((kirsten joyce)) >> and, today we honor our veteran's for their service. the parade the city is hosting... and the alternates you should know to get around it. ((brian loftus)) >> plus -- so long to the warmer temperatures... sherry explains when we'll start to see the big cool down. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now goody (( president barack obama: "most of all, i want to emphasize to you, mr. president-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds." )) ((brian loftus)) president obama met with donald trump at the white house.. to begin the transition for the new president- election.


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