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colombia. six people on board survived the crash. a brazilian soccer team was on the flight... two of the athletes and a crew member were among the survivors. it's not clear what went wrong... brazilian officials have declared three days of mourning for those killed in the crash./// ((kirsten joyce)) more than 250 structures have been destroyed in the popular resort town of gatlinburg tennessee... as a wildfire ravages the area: (( hit the gas! hit the gas!! )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> this is cell phone video of a late last night. people inside a hotel could be seen watching the flames just outside their windows... as smoke filled the lobby where guests were wearing masks. (( greg miller / fire chief) "we are dealing with some very difficult situations this evening here in gatlinburg." // "if you are a person that prays we could use your prayers" )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> the flames are at the edge of dolly parton's theme park... 'dollywood'... though the park has not been damaged yet.
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'great smoky mountains national park'... which is the most visited national park in the country./// ((kirsten joyce)) back here at home the skies are clear and it's pretty chilly... sherry has a first look at your forecast. ((sherry swensk)) there were rain showers moving across tennessee this morning and that was good news... but probably not enough rain. we'll look at the radar there coming up a little later. .............. we're braving some chilly north winds today... and then get ready to freeze tonight when the those winds calm down. ............. sunny skies and the air nice and scarves and hats may come in handy today. .............. those northerly winds will keep it feeling chilly all day.... temps in the 50s. ............. a freeze warning tonight and we'll a freeze warning tonight and we'll talk more about it coming
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pool motors running. ....... ((kirsten joyce)) happening across the country... workers are walking off the job... demanding higher pay. mcdonald's employees protested to raise their minimum wage to 15- dollars an hour. employees at chicago's o'hare airport are also going on strike. early this morning... local fast food workers also walked out to join the cause. nia wong joins us now live with an update... ((nia wong)) >> kirsten. that's right. these workers are going to be back here at this carl's junior near the stratosphere for another rally and march. at six this morning...fast food
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homecare a workers, along with uber drivers at the mcdonalds across from the mirage. >> this is video from earlier this morning. more than a 100 workers were sharing personal stories of their struggles on the current minimum wage. they were holding posters and chanting....saying they want a 15 dollar minimum wage and union rights. it's all part of the "fight for 15" movement which began about 4 years ago. that's after 200 fast-food workers walked off the job at a number of restaurants in new york city. since then...we've seen some major cities lis minimum wage. workers here in las vegas hope to get similar results. they say this 15 dollar minimum wage wouldn't be just for them but for taxpayers too: ((rev. harold carnes/works at five guys "if most of the fast food workers got 15 dollars an hour, we would be off public assistance. that would lower that right there... no longer would we be having to be depending on the public to increase their taxes in order to help support a system that shouldn't have that many workers on it.")) >> those against the
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costs to business owners... and some say this will only push restaurants like mcdonald's to phase out hourly employees... and move towards complete automation. as i mentioned the next rally is happening here at 5 o'clock this afternoon. ((nia wong)) >> it's going to start here and continue on to the mcdonalds on paradise near sahara. reporting live from the strip. nia wong 8 news now/// ((kirsten joyce)) breaking news... just moments ago demetrius black years for the deadly shooting of 17- year- old betty pinkney at a party back in 2012. he's already serving 37 years to life in another case. we'll have more on this starting today at four right here on 8 news now./// ((kirsten joyce)) donald trump takes to twitter... denouncing american flag burners. the punishment he believes protesters should receive... and why the law of the land... might not share his point of view. and after months of
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'the rebel yell' has a new name. we'll reveal the unlv student newspaper's new identity... up next on the valley's news leader./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and
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i've had senior dimensions for over 20 years. and i love it! if you're eligible for medicare, you need to take a look at the plan that offers you more than original medicare. senior dimensions members pay a zero dollar monthly premium. senior dimensions members pay a zero dollar copay for primary care doctor visits. and, our members pay a zero dollar copay for specialist visits and a zero dollar copay for hospital stays as well. i wanted a plan that's been here as long as we have. local medicare advantage plans in nevada, and our plan offers many tier one preferred generic drugs for a zero dollar copay at most local neighborhood pharmacies. i like that i have plenty of doctors and specialists to choose from. senior dimensions offers a broad network of local providers including southwest medical associates, one of the largest and fastest growing multi- specialty groups in nevada. it's what i want. and she gets what she wants!
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((kirsten joyce)) president elect donald trump is taking to twitter again... his latest tweet this morning says quote... "nobody should be allowed to burn the american flag... if they do, there must be consequences... perhaps loss of citizenship or (a) year in jail!" the law isn't quite on the president- elect's side though. the supreme court has twice flag as a form of free speech. it's not immediately clear what prompted trump's tweet./// ((kirsten joyce)) after controversy over u-n-l-v's mascot... the university's student newspaper has unveiled its new name. according to its website... the new name will be "the scarlet and gray free press." according to the paper's editor... this all started back in april when they announced they would change the name. they narrowed a list down to five... then narrowed that list down to two. after an online survey... they settled on "the scarlet and gray free press."
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school's "rebel" moniker is racist... and that it refers to confederate soldiers. some have called for the university's mascot... "hey reb!".. to be changed as well./// ((kirsten joyce)) it looks like mccarran is on track to beat last year's number of visitors! for the sixth straight month... the airport has seen more than 4- million- visitors. that brings the 2016 total so far to 40- million visitors. that means we'll likely beat last year's 45 million visitors... and possibly the record high of 48- million back in 2007./// ((kirsten joyce)) the holiday shopping season... but today it's all about giving. up next on the valley's news leader... how you can help local charities with the click of a button... all for 'giving tuesday.' but first here's a live look across the valley... sherry will show us which areas could dip into freezing temperatures./// ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
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friday... then came small business saturday... and finally... cyber monday. well now... it's giving tuesday! it started back in 2012... and just last year the movement
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tens- of- thousands of charities take part. locally... you can pick from a number of non- profits... like three square food bank, opportunity village, and the shade tree. all you have to do is go to 'giving tuesday dot org'... scroll down and select the 'search nearby' tab. there you'll find a list of all the places you taking part in the movement... we've also posted a link on 'as vegas now dot com./// ((sherry swensk)) braving the chilly winds
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then when the winds stop tonight - get ready to freeze. ............. we'll have some nice sunshine today... and the air will be nice and clean, but it will feel crisp so scarves and hats may come in handy today. .............. those northerly winds will keep it feeling chilly all day. ............ tonight and those cold temps will settle in with freezing mps between 28and 32 degees las6 hours in the valley overnight. ...... cover delicate plants and keep pool motors running. and set sprinklers to water during daytime hours. otherwise you're going to have icy sidewalks and please take care of pets. ............ clear skies and temps in the 50s... highs take a slight dip at the end of the week. then rising to normal 60 on sunday and monday./// .......
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is celebrating that milestone... as they continue to help locals whenever disaster strikes... that's next on the valley's news leader./// sheryl start us off... today we're going brady crazy with wayne brady on the talk... live on cbs! ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
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the american red cross is standing by ready to deploy a team of volunteers to help. over the next year... they'll be celebrating 100 years serving nevadans. joining us to talk about the big milestone is jennifer ramieh from the american red cross... and michael coleman with 'optumcare.' good afternoon! ((kirsten joyce)) please tell us about the red cross centennial celebration. scott: the red cross has been a staple in the nevada
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been a staple in the nevada community since 1917. we are celebrating 100 years of service to the people of nevada. (elaborates on some ((kirsten joyce)) how will the red cross be celebrating this milestone? scott: we have many events coming up from now until our official 100 year anniversary 100 years of service to the people of nevada. (elaborates on some historical things they've done). ((kirsten joyce)) how will the red cross be celebrating this milestone? scott: we have many events coming up from now until our official 100 year anniversary date in june of 2017. every month we will have special events that will highlight some of the many services we offer the community.
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how has southwest medical shown its support? michael: we've been a part of the southern nevada community since 1972, and we have an organization-wide response to community support, not simply with corporate giving but with the hands-on efforts of all of our employees - from executive leadership to our front line staff. along with other community partners, we've been happy to support the red cross for quite some time, including blood drives and recognizing heroic action by people in southern nevada. i'm also proud to be servgnhe board board of rectors.kirsten joyce how can o uthernevadans be a part ofe caa oss and become a volunteer or simply make a donation to support our mission of you can also keep up with news and events on social media. follow us on twitter 'at s-n-v red cross' or "like" the 'red cross of southern nevada' on facebook. scott: (maybe talk about the $5,000 donations to be a part of the 100 for the next 100 campaign). ((kirsten joyce)) any other messages you would like to share? scott: thank you to the people of nevada for letting us be a part of the community for nearly 100 years. we could not have reached this milestone without your support. we hope you join us and be a part of our organization for the next 100 years. ((you're watching 8
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the community for nearly 100 years. we could not have reached this milestone without your support. we hope you join us and be a part of our organization for the next 100 years. ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.)) years. ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.)) organization for the next 100 years. ((you're watching 8
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it's almost the end of an era for the electrifying show... rock of ages. we sit down with one of the cast members who will talk about what's in store as their final performances begin./// ((kirsten joyce)) as we mentioned earlier in the show.. today is giving tuesday... 8 news now is partnering with towbin fiat at sahara and jones to collect toys and gift cards for the casa foundation. the non- profit helps hundreds of abused and neglected children in foster care here in clark county. sunday is your last day to donate... towbin- fiat wants to get
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cars as they can./// ((kirsten joyce)) if you're ever looking for a 'stay-cation'... the hard rock hotel has some newly remodeled rooms! they just pulled the curtains back on the first phase of their 13- million- dollar remodel of the original casino tower there. nearly 600 rooms have been spruced up... crews are now working on updating the luxury suites there. last year... the casino replaced its iconic 'center bar.' they're also adding convention space./// ((kirsten joyce)) that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley'n remember that 8 news now is
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