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in the valley this morning. we'll take a look at some of the incredible images. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus...a man loses his life after getting into a heated argument. we'll tell you where in the valley this crime happend. ((brian loftus)) >> and... the rock n roll marathon did not dissapoint over the weekend. as thousands from all over the world showed up for the big event. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good y ((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. ((sherry swensk)) >> and i'm sherry swensk sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) get ready to pull the sweaters
((brian loftus)) this years rock n roll marathon is officially wrapped up for 2016. tens of thousands of runners from all around the world massive running event. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the event kicked off in a big way with snoop dogg headlining a performance. and it ended with over 40 thousand runners enjoying a dancing elvis, and a lot of disco lights in the background as they made their way to the finish line. for commuters... they saw big road closures. one of the bigger ones were along las vegas boulevard from russel road to ogden. however one runner says he came in from canada says and has been training all year for this night run. ((colin john, runner
to do, what to do. just the vibe, the amount of people, the dressing up, just a lot of good energy, snoop was great and i caught most of the performance." )) ((brian loftus)) >> the event is also hitting the streets for the 50-th time this year.. making it one of the longest running marathon's in the u-s. and this race is bringing in big money for charity....organi zers tell us more than 2-million dollars has already been raised for the event./// let's take a look at ((demetria obilor)) there are lane closures north las vegas boulevard for a state improvement project. epxect lane restrictions between craig and carey through
harmon and decatur. investigators believe an ongoing dispute between the two men led to the deadly confrontation. witnesses told police they heard arguing before the shots were fired. the say the victim was also armed with a gun and was shot several times. one suspect was taken into custody. the names of the suspect and victim have not been released./// ((brian loftus)) two people were killed in a crash in the northern part of the valley saturday night. it happened at rainbow and smoke ranch..... two cars were involved.... police say the hyundai was making a u-turn when it was hit by a chevrolet. two men in their 20's inside the one has been identified as 22-year-old jermaine asher. the driver of the chevrolet... identified as 25-year-old willie worthams... arrested for d-u-i resulting in death. police say he was also speeding./// ((brian loftus)) if you've ever had a question you wanted to ask someone in law enforcement... let us know! we're asking sheriff joe lombardo questions from the viewers every wednesday... during our new segment, morning cup of joe. to submit a question... just go to las vegas now dot com... and look for the "don't miss" section. you can find out if your
7 a-m./// ((kirsten joyce)) we get an update on the cowabunga bay lawsuit filed by the family of young child. ((brian loftus)) >> coming up on good day we see what new information that employees of the health district revealed about what's going on inside that operation.//// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten
new witnesses have surfaced in a massive lawsuit filed against cowabunga bay water park in henderson. the park had only a handful of lifeguards on duty last year when a 6- year old boy was pulled underwater and left paralyzed for life. ((brian loftus)) >> as the i-team uncovered, that incident exposed serious enforcement issues within the southern nevada health district, and now, current a tell us about other risks to public health, far beyond the walls of a water park. george knapp has the story.
are suing cowagunga bay because of what they say is a callous, systemic disregard for public safety. according to the conditions that allowed the park to open, the sprawling wave pool needed to have 17 lifeguards on duty. in a sworn deposition, general manager shayne huish testified that the park never assigned that many lifeguards to the wave pool. on the day leland was hurt, and only three were working. once district never inspected it or checked the lifeguards. two weeks after leland's injury, the park was again caught red handed with fewer than half the required number of lifeguards at the wave pool. so what punishment did the district hand out? jackie reszetar: we charged them 118 dollars. ((george knapp)) chief environmental health officer jackie reszetar thinks 118 dollars was an appropriate fee for the violation that left leland gardner in thsi state.
variance. reszetar lobbied the health board to cut the lifeguard requirement by two thirds. during that meeting, no mention was made of the park's repeated violations of the law.. george knapp: how do you have a hearing about cowabunga bay's lifeguards without mentioning what happened to leland gardner? health district whistleblower: i don't know. i dont know how they could ever show that because, to get a variance, you have to show financial burden and how you'll protect the public...so if you have a facility that has a drowning issues....already that would not allow you to have a variance. ((george knapp)) this experienced health district whistleblower is one of a half dozen longtime employees who've contacted the i-team. inspectors told us the wave pool should have been ordered closed,
that action was stripped from inspectors when jackie rezsetar was hired. reszetar implemented what she calls an industry-friendly approach, that is, businesses which are found in violation of health laws get the benefit of the doubt. it applies not only to water parks but in casesd of food safety violations.....sani tation risks...across the board. when inspectors find a violation, businesses know how to get around the law. whistleblower: 3333 there are a number if they go direxctly to jackie reszetar, they can get a lot approved or look the other way. ((george knapp)) inspectors say they work in fear, and it shows in the comments submitted during an employee survey last year. the results are overwhelmingly negative..upper management is dysfunctional..t he employees demoralized.....a lack of honesty transparency and competency....wh ich put public health at serious risk.
report them at all... whistleblower: because they are afraid that she will just waive whatever law there might be, on a whim. george knapp 8 news now ((brian loftus)) >> the health district conducted a new employee survey back in september but, in light of the scathing responses generated last year, this latest survey did not provide a space for employee comments. ((kirsten joyce)) >> if you'd like to read the previous survey, it's posted on our website./// ((kirsten joyce)) we'll be back ((demetria obilor))
scarlett johansson will be starring in a new action packed movie called "ghost in the shell." the first trailer for the new movie came out yesterday johansson will be playing a cyborg policewoman. party in tokyo over the weekend. director rupert sanders called johansson a "cyberpunk queen" and "the best actress of her generation." "ghost in the shell" opens march 31st./// sherry how's the weather today? let's take a look at the roads with demetria ((demetria obilor)) ((sherry swensk))
................. there are 6 supermoon this year... ................... beautiful clear skies and great views of the supermoon which was bright and fuller than ever overnight. .......... temps in the 70s over the weekend and again today with plenty of sunshine. then cooler 60s later this week. let's take a look at the roads with demetria ((demetria obilor))
information. back to you!/// ((kirsten joyce)) taco bell is opening up its right here in las vegas. ((brian loftus)) >> and it comes with a big twist.... we'll be live in front of the taco bell cantina with what you can expect.. more coming up on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader./// you're watching 8 news now good day. ((kirsten joyce))
on saturday unlv didn't just beat wyoming..they broke records and nearly broke the scoreboard.. the two teams combined for 135 points..3 overtimes and a lot of adventure.. jon tristch recapped the thriller with a little bit of fun on any given saturday you never know..even against a formidable foe..the rebels came out and put on a show (tony sanchez/coach: "i was like 'ok, here we go.'") they started hot..unafraid to score (kurt palandech/ quarterback: "offense we played a lot better than we have before.") they horse..running so hard an upset was real (tony sanchez/coach: "401 yards, that's a pretty big deal.") wyoming kept finding magic.. pulling touchdowns out of their hat (torry mctyer/defensive back: "i've never been in a game like that.") down in the 4th..kurt palandech went 76 yards and made the stadium scream and shout (tony sanchez/coach: "he's what america and football is all about.") the pokes forced overtime...but the rebels weren't through (torry mctyer/defensive back: "one of the goals was for us to make plays. that's what we had to do.") wyoming said kiss the game
hello..triple ot? (tony sanchez/coach: "i guess so.") a kick..a win..69-66.. no sweat (nico bornand/kicker: "it's just a moment that i'll never forget.") ((kirsten joyce)) a police officer in plainview, texas is the talk of the town, after a video of him dancing at the station was shared on social media. (( cop dancing )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the video-- taken by a abalos-- dancing to "juju on that beat," by arists zay and zayion-- under the label atlantic records... abalos says the dance started as a challenge from his 13 year old daughter... that video has been viewed by more than a quarter of a million people... already in just a few days.///
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slowly taking shape. we hear from the president- elect.. in his first post- election interview with his family. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- a deadly earthquake strikes new zealand. the shelters being put into place for the hundreds displaced. ((brian loftus)) >> and, it looks like our long warm trend will take a cooler turn... sherry explains the chilly fall temperatures that arrive this week. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leaderst ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) thanks for waking up with us, i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) >> i'm kirsten joyce. president elect donald trump gave his first post- election interview on cbs' 60 minutes... talking about the key issues he covered in his campaign. ((brian loftus)) >> as hena daniels reports... he also announced his chief of staff.. and his chief of strategist and senior counselor. late yesterday...republica ns lindsay graham and house majority whip