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crash on flamingo near rainbow. ((dave courvoisier)) >> you can see some lanes blocked by police cars now. no word on how serious the injuries are, but we'll keep you updated when we learn more information. ((denise valdez)) thanks for joining us... i'm denise valdez. ((dave courvoisier)) >> i'm dave courvoisier. a mother takes the stand claiming the clark county school district failed to protect her son. two families are suing ccsd for allegedly mishandling bullying reports at a henderson middle school. 8 news now reporter karen castro is live outside the the mother says the school could have done more. ((karen castro)) >> a lot of the testimony through out the trial has focused on what school knew and what they didn't know. today, attorneys questions the alleged victim's mother about these two emails she sent to administrators. mary bryan testified back in september of 2011 her son told her his friends was being bullied in band class at greenspun middle school. the same day she became aware of what was happening, she wrote an
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son's friend with a pencil in the groin. the e-mail also said the friend's hair was being pulled and he was being elbowed. bryan says she sent a second e-mail the following month after she noticed scratches on her son's legs. he told her he had been hit with a trombone by the same boy who was harassing his friend. in both emails, she said she wanted the school to take action. the mother testified she and her husband met with the dean who promised the situation was being handled. however, bryan said the bullying continued to the point her son was eating paper to make himself she said she became aware her son had a plan to end his life while the family was away from the home. ((mary bryan - aleeged victim's mother: he didnt want me to be there. he wanted me to have left him alone. he had been searching on the internet things that he can drink, household chemical, to make himself die. )) ((karen castro)) >> during cross examination,
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didn't include the homophobic slurs her son had told her about. bryan said she didn't find it necessary to go into detail and was hoping the school would investigate the claims. she was questioned about a seperate incident where she saw two boys fighting while she was volunteering at the school. she was accused of physically grabbing the students. bryan is denying those claims. ((karen castro)) >> we also heard from a school counselor who said he tried to look into the claims... and even met with the students. he said when he brought it up to the school prci was being handled. the school principal, is expected to also take the stand during the trial. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) new at 6 -- a former las vegas illusionist plead guilty to charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. jan rouven was in u-s district court today. he was indicted back in march. sentencing is set for march 2017./// ((denise valdez)) we're learning more about
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candy... and sexually assaulting them. 63-year-old jose azucena was arrested earlier this week at his complex near charleston and nellis. according to his arrest report... he told the kids he would hurt or kill their parents if they told them about what happened. when questioned by police... he denied the allegations. police say they know of at least 4 victims... but there could be more. if you suspect your child is involved... call metro police./// ((dave courvoisier)) law enforcement here in las vegas super heroin cut with elephant tranquilzer, it's blamed for at least eight deaths and dozens of overdoses. it's the subject of a special assignment tonight at eleven. right now paul joncich is here with a preview. paul? ((paul joncich)) for the last several months, authorities in the ohio valley have been responding to clusters of overdoses. the victims were heroin users who sought out a particularly powerful batch of the drug, and dozens of them are dying. because the heroin is being cut with elephant tranquilizer.
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a tiny amount can be deadly for humans. it's showing up in the heroin stream back east, right now ohio is seeing quite a bit of it. heroin users don't know it's there until it's too late. (( john fudenberg/clark county coroner: "people that are selling drugs typically aren't educated about the chemistry of a drug. so, i really believe they just don't know how strong a drug is and they don't know that a very very small amount can be lethal.")) ((paul joncich)) so far, clark county coroner john fudenberg says he's seen two carfentanil deaths here in las vegas. tonight at eleven, paul are dealing with this super heroin and how local authorities are preparing for it's arrival./// ((paul joncich)) our coroner, who will be among the first to know if this deadly drug arrives here - is hoping this is one of those trends that doesn't travel west. but tonight at eleven, something that metro has noticed that's beginning to happen would lead you to believe differently. back to you./// ((denise valdez)) reno's city prosecutor is following las vegas's lead... and will not prosecute minor
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until pot becomes legal in nevada. city attorney karl hall says it doesn't make sense to file new charges against people accused of having less than an ounce of pot. the state voted to legalize recreational marijuana last week... and the law goes into effect on january first. however... officials in washoe county and sparks are not on board.. and say they'll keep enforcing the law until the start of 2017./// ((denise valdez)) this news comes as leaders in the pot industry from around the country are meetinge as patrick walker shows us... the conference covers more than just growing and selling weed.
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a bill that would require edibles to be packaged in non-descript... child-proof packaging. (("this is a child-resistent, pop-top vial" (pop))) ((patrick walker)) manufacturers like california-based kush bottles are already working on meeting those standards. ((nick kovacevich/ceo, kush bottles: "our efforts have always been about building a platform around child-resistant, pharmaceutical-grade packaging.")) ((patrick walker)) another issue -- marijuana businesses have had a hard time finding buildings in which to set up shop. kalyx development ceo george stone says commercial real estate inventory is low... d businesses is even smaller. ((george stone/ceo, kalyx development: "so they typically reject them, because sometimes if a landlord has a mortgage, the mortgage prohibits activites that are illegal, even though it's state legal, it's federally illegal.")) ((patrick walker)) and as for whether or not nevada's marijuana industry will stay cash-only... stone says some 300 small banks nationwide are taking advantage of relaxed regulations by the u-s treasury to do business with cannabis-based businesses. ((george stone/ceo, kalyx development: "it's too small an industry for the big banks to worry about dealing
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to, but they have the mechanisms to do it.")) ((patrick walker)) patrick walker... 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) >> recreational marijuana becomes legal in nevada january first. but sales won't begin right away. at least two state lawmakers say thu'll work on a temporary program allowing medical marijuana facilities to make recreational sales -- until full regulations are in place./// ((dave courvoisier)) metro police are hitting the ground running... now that the county commission approved a sales tax increase to add oi the department's recruiters are already searching through applications to find the best candidates for las vegas. the added funding will not only bring the department up to the national staffing standard of 2.18 officers for every 1-thousand residents... it will allow them to test new recruits on a monthly basis. by the way... the .01% sales tax bump will go into effect in april./// ((dave courvoisier)) let's talk about the weather now... the winds had a pretty big impact on the tempurature overnight... and it's gonna be a little colder than what we've gotten used to... and tedd is out enjoying it tonight at the las vegas motor
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tedd? tedd florendo cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the ....................... ............ ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today
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below average ((denise valdez)) what will las vegan kris do for an encore? what a year for the former bonanza high grad! first rookie of the year -- and now today's announcement. sports director chris maathuis joins us with exciting news for a home grown kid. ((chris maathuis)) late this afternoon, chicago cubs third baseman kris
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year's rookie of the year award can put another trophy on the mantle. (( )) mlb; "this year cubs third baseman kris bryant was almost unanimous for the national league mvp award.," kris bryant/mvp; "this is something you can't put into words, it's been an unbelievable year for me the team i'm getting married... i don't know this is unbelievable.. bryant receiving 29 of the 30 first place votes. the award one year after winning the rookie of the year honors. the world champion slugger hit 39 home runs and scored 121 runs over the season. the former bonanza high school star beat out two other finalists, washington's daniel murphy and dodgers rookie corey seagar. ((chris maathuis)) so that's back to back mvp's for two players from las vegas. remember last year bryce harper won the award. more with bryant coming up in sports. ((denise valdez)) some fast food
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we're talking burgers... burritos.. barbecue. and the best part... you won't have to wait long to enjoy it. ((denise valdez)) but first... it's almost time for your chance to win 600 dollars! in just a few minutes we'll give you the phone number and the cue to call. you must be 18- years- old and be able to show you're a nevada resident. wait for the cue to call and be the 8th caller... and you'll win 600 bucks! we'll be right back./// ((dave courvoisier))
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((dave courvoisier)) we're continuing to watch the traffic cameras in the area of flamingo and rainbow.. where a crash has westbound flamingo shut down. if you know anyone headed that way you'll want to tell them to avoid it. still not clear how serious any injuries are right now./// ((dave courvoisier)) a handful of new dining options are moving into the linq promenade before the year is over. in-n-out burger... virgil's real barbecue...
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jaburritos will be the first sushi burrito restaurant to open on the strip... and add to the total of 10 new businesses to open at the linq in the last six months. also gaining popularity... the virtual-reality arcade that recently launched there this year./// ((dave courvoisier)) those of you who've been waiting for it to feel like fall are probably excited about today's forecast. ((denise valdez)) >> and before you know it -- the holidays are will be here! tedd florendo is at the speedway for a better look at a great holiday light show. tedd! tedd florendo ((( cold air has arrived
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haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the ................................ ... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ ... .................. satellite and radar composite shows clear skies after the clouds we had yesterday.
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front so temps will take a while to recover. we're anticipating our first freeze of the season for some areas in souther nevada. freeze alerts have been issued but las vegas not under that freeze warming. we stay cold and but not under a freeze warning as we get temps we haven't seen since february 7th. ................................ ... ................. tonight expect a low near 40 and chilly as you'll need the jacket tomorrow a.m. winds become more light breezes tonight and less windy as earlier today. tomorrow expect a high in the mid 60's and milder and finally near average for a change. nny skies coie as we wrap up th. . ..................tended fore slight chance for showe onnday stay cool and more asonably xte week.
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lights will be up through january first./// ((denise valdez)) and tomorrow -- downtown summerlin will begin it's annual holiday parade. the parade will run nightly on 17 different nights over the next month. it features floats... toy soldiers... snowflake princes and princess.. and host of other characters. the shows are free and open to the public and and start at 6 p-m. the tree lighting will be tomorrow night./// ((dave courvoisier)) your cue to call for our next giveaway is coming up... t ((denise valdez)) >> chris is here with that and a battle between two undeafted fighters this weekend. ((chris maathuis)) >> it's true... now they're calling the two fighters -- david and goliath. it's going to be a fun night.. .hope they leave the slings and stones home. plus... perhaps history is being made with bryant winning the n-l mvp... more coming up next here on channel 8. ((dave courvoisier)) time to grab your phone
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chance to win 600 dollars is right there on your screen... 702-792-8801! ((denise valdez)) >> the 8th person to call wins a 600- dollar gift card in our great days of giving contest! we'll be doing this so if you don't win today.. you still have other chances. in order to win, you must be 18-years-old be able to show you're a valid nevada resident. we'll announce the winner on air in just a couple minutes! good luck!///
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this afternoon, baseball made the announcement and it wasn't even close. (( )) mlb; "this year cubs third baseman kris bryant was almost unanimous for the national lague mvp award he won overwelmingly with 29 of the 30 first place votes and becoming the 4th player to win mvp a year after being named top rookie." the former bonanza high school star beat out washington's daniel murphy and dodgers rookie corey seagar. he was with his family in las vegas when baseball made the announcement. (( )) kris bryant/cubs: there's so many guys that are very deserving, i me this is probably an historic day... back to back national mvp's from a city the size of las vegas. bryant wins the honor this year, last year it was bryce harper. remember last year when both remember last year when both the sluggers were invited downtown to receive a key to the city from the mayor. bryce for his mvp and bryant for his rookie of the year award.
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congrats to kris bryant. ((chris maathuis)) there's a big fight coming up this saturday night at t-mobile... two fighters that haven't tasted defeat. champion sergey kovalev fights challenger andre ward. this fight has been a year in the making and it's coming at the right time and in the right place. there's no trash talking, it's two warriors looking to win the light heavyweight belts. in fact there were no war of words.. just a lot of confidence from the promoters. (( )) yormark/promoter roc nation; "this is an opp to make history it write the latest chapter in andre's legend and close the book on sergey. kathy duva/main ev tell your friends mma is better then boxing get them to come over and see this one because theyr'e going to make big fans out of a lot of people on saturday night. james prince/manager; "i dont' know if you know the story of david and goliath that's what we're dealing with here. come sat., night we'll have the modern day david which is andre award.
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from two pretty confident guys... one might be the best self promoter since ali. the other wants respect... ufc's conor mcgregor has called out floyd mayweather... i asked andre ward what would happen if they actually fought. - (( )) andre ward/boxer; "he's fighting the best, he better leave that alone.. of course if floyd went into the octogon, you go with mcgregor. i wouldn't mind seeing it. i respect conor for doing it, for calling floyd out, but floy needs to be careful too, a lot of this is for respects using floyd's name and floyd is a legend so he's got to be careful not to jump into that." ((chris maathuis)) next tuesday night over on the plaza in front of the t-mobile arena bill foley is holding a party and he wants to pack the
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to stream the party, where bill foley and comissioner gary bettman will announce the team name and logo. there will be ice on the plaza and things for kids... it's a family event and it begins next tuesday at 5:30 ((denise valdez)) we have a winner of our 8 news now great days of giving contest! karen muir just won a 600 dollar gift card! congratulations! and remember we will be giving away 500 and 600 gift cards in the 5 so if you didn't win today.. there are more chances this week... just tune in to the 5 and 6pm newscasts. ((dave courvoisier)) 8 news now at 6:30 starts in about three minutes. ((denise valdez)) >> let's check in with christianne to see what they're working on. ((christianne klein)) we're continuing to follow the crash investigation on the west side of town.. plus.. more real life drama for netflix fans... one of the men at the center of the hit docu-series making a murderer has now been denied release...
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overturned. and those annoying robo-calls are getting worse... and a new study sheds light on who exactly is calling. we'll be right back./// news music ((paul joncich))
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