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takes on u-n-r. who came out on top. also... cuban-americans continue to celebrate the death of fidel castro. the mixed feelings from those both here and far. and... a gunman is still on the run while a woman is behind bars in connection to a deadly shooting. what police are saying about possible leads. those stories and more straight ahead on the valley "now, live...this is 8 news now weekend edition." ((demetria obilor)) it's the day running rebel fans have been waiting on... the intra-state rivalry between u-n-l-v and u-n-r. that's where we begin i'm demetria obilor... thanks for joining us. the rebels fought for the rare chance to claim the freemont cannon for the second time in a row. our jon tritsch is live at sam boyd stadium where the big match up just ended. jon? ((demetria obilor)) and as we celebrate
hundreds of cuban-americans in miami florida have been filling the streets rejoicing for the potential of a future freedom. back in 1959 castro led a group of revolutionaries to overthrow a dictator and promised democracy. instead he put a communist government in place at the height of cold war. for nearly six decades, castro managed to antagonoze the u-s... polarize global opinion and sent many cubans into exile. and because of his death... cuban-americans are now rejoicing: going to change in cuba. and also we are in happiness because we are also celebrating all those people who gave their lives.)) ((it's sad to celebrate the death of a person but you know he was so destructive in his path you know. it's a relief.. it's sad to say but that's how we feel.)) ((demetria obilor))
closed as long as it is necessary for the peaceful celebrations to continue./// ((demetria obilor)) here in the valley many cuban americans are reacting to the news of castro's death as well. the latest u-s census estimates more than 20-thousand live in las vegas. 8 news now's mauricio marin spoke with a few today. how are they taking the news? ((mauricio marin)) >> emotions are running high today for many cuban americans in the las vegas valley. they knew that fidel castro would have to go some day but quite take the news. and today---many are hopeful for change. >> at florida cafe cuban bar and grill---the conversation around the table for many people centered around fidel castro's passing. there's alot of questions that remain. while his brother raul castro who has been in power since 2008 remain with the same social ideologies. however we know there's been change---with the u-s announcing a new course in relations with the island just 90 miles from the u-s. pedro hernandez who left cuba when he was 12 years old says he
towards a free democracy. ((pedro hernandez/cuban american: "now we are happy to hear this news that eventually maybe cuba will open up. we don't know what's going to happen but we hope for the better and hope the people will rise and want freedom." )) ((mauricio marin)) >> many folks that we talked with today say they fled cuba with their family because of a shortage of basic necessities like food. and are fortunate to ((mauricio marin)) >> raul castro---says his brothers remains were cremated early this morning--- following fidel castro's will. a public rally is scheduled this week in cuba before his ashes are interred. ((demetria obilor)) mauricio...do the people you talked with today plan to visit cuba now that fidel castro has passed away? ((mauricio marin)) >> some are conflicted. they'd love to visit the country
government that's in place with raul castro in charge. others told me they do plan on visiting now---to show their children the great things cuba has to offer./// ((demetria obilor)) it's been feeling a lot like autumn lately and the temps are expected to drop even more in the coming days. meteorologist katie boer is here and gives us a look. katie? ((katie boer)) demetria that's right! temps. feeling a bit more seasonal the past few days for thanksgiving windy weather and a chance of showers returns to the mix for the second half of the weekend. ....................... take a look at this band of showers over california....now it will weaken as it pushes east across the southern great basin and mohave desert tonight but with this moisture we could see a chance of showers returning to the mix sunday with that best time frame 10am to 3pm. ........................ now before we look at sunday...lets talk about the next couple of hours. here's a peak at your evening planner... by 7pm becoming gusty with temps in the upper 50s. mid 50s by 9pm along with increasing winds. around 11pm is when our winds really peak with strongest gusts expected between 10pm and
that man is still on the loose. police tell us the shooter has known gang affiliations but they haven't said if it led to this incident. as for banks... she's behind bars and faces a charge of accessory to murder./// ((demetria obilor)) meanwhile... nye county sheriff deputies are on the hunt for this man. they say jack freeland allen shot another man in the foot at vince neil's tatuado wild side tavern early this morning. police tell us allen got away in a red chevy dually pick up truck. his whereabouts you're asked to call the nye county sheriff's office at the number located on your screen./// ((demetria obilor)) a house fire led to two car fires early this morning. clark county fire department tells us nearly 43 firefighters were called out to battle the blaze. it happened in the 2000 block of spiers avenue near spencer and saint rose parkway. fire officials say two people were able to escape--- and firefighters were able to rescue their dog who was unharmed. at this time the cause and
((demetria obilor)) straight ahead on the valley's news leader... the clinton campaign is now with her... jill stein that is. why the sudden urge to jump aboard green party candidate jill stein's push for a recount. but first... a day to shop local has been quite a success. we look at the what people are taking advantage of on this small business saturday./// you're watching the valley's news leader...with sharie johnson, katie boer & jon
((demetria obilor)) small business saturday continues as a growing movement nationwide... it's a shopping day dedicated to supporting small, local stores. reporter brittany edney joins us now live from the container park. brittany, how's it looking out there? ((brittany edney)) we're seeing a steady flow of shoppers--- and stores here, this really is a collection of small businesses-- the type of places where you walk in and the owner is in the store, helping customers. this is the second time downtown container park is participating in small business saturday and as of 4-p-m.. more than 36-hundred people have visited the outdoor stores. last year... a little more than 58-hundred
nearly 40 small businesses fill this shopping center and you'll find everything from accessories and apparel... homegoods.. restaurants and bars..even a wedding chapel. "live at your own pace"... a clothing store here... says since their doors open, it's been constant foot traffic. ...they restocked their shelves this morning... and estimate that about 80 percent of that merchandise is already gone. adding they really appreciate all the support ((andre thomas, founder, live at your own pace "what it does is, it gives you courage, it gives you belief that hey, my idea is actually working. the love that we received today, i mean yesterday was black friday but to be honest with you, today has been like black friday in our store." )) >> live at your own pace just opened a few months ago and says this is the biggest day
opening and there's still hours to go. ((brittany edney)) >> most of retailers are staying open until 10-p-m tonight with restaurants and bars here open until 1-p-m. and with all the business-- there's extra staffing across the board including greeters and security. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((demetria obilor)) if any of you are looking to this holiday season, the animal foundation has deal for you. now through cyber monday... they will be waiving adoption fees for all animals. adoption fees for dogs usually range from 25 dollars to 250 dollars... while cat fees can run up to 50 dollars. zappos is helping to cover the cost. the animal shelter says due to the anticipated longer lines...
car crashes into the burlington coat factory. this happened less than an hour ago at the location near eastern and tropicana police say a female employee somehow became result of the crash. she was taken to sunrise trauma. we are tracking the latest developments on this story and will bring more details as they come in. weather open ((katie boer)) temps. feeling a bit more seasonal the past few days for thanksgiving however a push of colder air, windy weather and a chance of showers returns to the mix for the second half of the weekend. .......................
it will weaken as it pushes east across the southern great basin and mohave desert tonight but with this moisture we could see a chance of showers returning to the mix sunday with that best time frame 10am to 3pm. ........................ now before we look at sunday...lets talk about the next couple of hours. here's a peak at your evening planner... by 7pm becoming gusw upper 50s. mid 50s by 9pm along with increasing winds. around 11pm is when our winds really peak with strongest gusts expected between 10pm and midnight. first thing sunday morning look for partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain arriving after 10am. ........................
according to green party candidate jill stein. yesterday she announced she had raised enough money to file for a recount in wisconsin. now hillary clinton is saying she's with her. --- and while the campaign won't contest the results itself... it will take part in the recount effort to ensure it's fair to all sides. but president-elect donald trump thinks it's a scam and blasted stein saying she won't spend the funds on a recount./// ((demetria obilor)) a plume of smoke turning coming up tonight at 6 we'll tell you the source of the fire. also... we take you back in time as we remember the start of a new era along the las vegas strip. join us for those stories and more, tonight at 6:00./// ((demetria obilor)) some unexpected laughs at a press conference after ohio state beat michigan.... the coach recieved an call from his wife with a unique request. ((i'll get right back to you i'm at the press conference. alright bye. she said bring a gallon of milk on your
captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: the death of a dictator. former cuban president fidel castro dead at the age of 90. the communist island nation mourns the loss of the beloved father figure. but a very different scene in miami's little havana cuban americans celebrated in the streets. >> i know we're not suppose to be celebrating death, but to us, this is closure. >> ninan: also tonight, castro's death prompts a wide range of reactions from president obama and president-elect trump to pope francis. former cuban prisoner alalan grossman and leaders around the world. where do future cuban relations go from here?