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we reveal when chick- fil- a will make it's debut in the las vegas valley!/// > the victim's father tells me he has forgiven the man who took his daughter's life.. but he will never forget what he did. despite taking a plea deal, demetrius black is maintaining his innocence. ((victim's mother: she was a great child. )) ((karen castro)) one ((matthew pinkney victim's brother: i'd do anything for my sister. )) ((karen castro)) by one loved ones of betty jean pinkney, address the judge.
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like to say your honor that she was a good girl. )) ((karen castro)) at one point during sentencing the victim's father, joseph pinkney, speaks directly to his daughter's killer. ((joseph pinkney victim's father: someday you're gonna be saved but right now you a menace to society. you're a loose cannon. )) ((karen castro)) demetrius black pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon. but he says he did not kill betty jean in 2012 during a house party near craig road and lamb boulevard. police say she was not the intended target. sentenced in girl's death: just sending my condolences and sympathy to the family. i just want to let them know, even though i took this deal i'm not guilty of this crime. )) ((karen castro)) before learning his fate, black could be seen chatting with other inmates, sometimes even laughing in court. ((joseph pinkney victim's father: he was nonchalant, lackadaisical, you know what i mean. like you know, like so what. a lot of that is happening with young kids now they don't...they stupid. )) kids now they don't...they stupid. ))
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says he has forgiven black and is satisfied with the 5-to-15 year sentence. he says nothing will bring back his little girl... but he feels a sense of relief knowing black will be locked up for a long time. now, he hopes his family can move on as well. ((victim's mother: it was unnecessary what he done. matthew pinkney victim's brother: i'm devastated.)) ((karen castro)) >> black is already serving 37 years to life for other unrelated crimes. he will serve the sentencf time. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((denise valdez)) new at five... police tell us a woman tried to clean up a crime scene with household chemicals... after a deadly shooting near downtown las vegas. porshay banks is behind bars... accused of shooting and killing nelson navarijo-padilla on friday... at an apartment near fremont and eastern. according to the police report... banks shot the man... and dragged his body outside... before going back inside to clean up the crime scene.
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((dave courvoisier)) three people are dead... dozens of acres are charred... and hundreds of buildings destroyed... as a wildfire burns near the popular resort town of gatlinburg, tennessee. as dani ruberti reports... the winds and drought conditions are helping fuel the flames. mayor larry waters/sevier county, tn) "we've all been overwhelmed at the scenes of destruction in the county, and particularly the city of gatlinburg." cell phone video shows flames surrounding a driver evacuating the area of gatlinburg tennessee late monday night. fi only road to safety. (nat) "go go go go go" at one point sparks flew over the windshield (nat) "almost every single cabin has burned to the freaking ground" the driver says he was able to escape...it is unclear if everyone was as lucky (nat) flames closed in on the park vista hotel in downtown gatlinburg . (nat) people trapped inside recorded video on their cell phones as the fire burned. (nat) the lights flickered on and off in the smoke filled lobby where guests were forced to wear masks. logan baker was inside (sot baker)
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for now, but the smoke is really bad in here" at one point at least thirty structures in gatlinburg were burning. the mountain lodge, a roadside restaurant was destroyed (sot mayor larry waters/sevier county, tn) "we're just beginning to assess the loss of structures and the general condition of the area." (nats) "oh my god, it's so hot." high winds caused the "chimney 2" fire--which began in the smokey mountains last week--to descend on surrounding towns. drivers captured the fires cascading down the mountain-as earlier in the day smoke blanketed gatlinburg in an ominous cloud. ((dave courvoisier)) >> that was dani ruberti reporting. gatlinburg is right outside 'the great smoky mountains national park'... which is the most visited national park in the country. there were fears that dolly parton's theme park 'dollywood' could catch fire... but so far the park has been spared./// ((denise valdez)) a freeze warning is expected overnight... we sent meteorologist katie boer to a chilly place where she can prepare for the temperatures! ((dave courvoisier)) >> she's live at 'the ice
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katie? ((katie boer)) good evening...i'm tracking some
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season with our first widespread freeze arriving overnight and early tomorrow morning across portions of clark county. ................. that freeze warning remains in effect from 2 am to 8 am wednesday with widespread minimum temperatures 28-32 degrees expected for the first time this season across portions of central and northeast clark counties in nevada and the high desert zones temperatures are expected to remain slightly above freezing near downtown las vegas and the strip...but areas near henderson...sum merlin...mountai ns edge...and nellis air force base will likely see temperatures at or below freezing for a few hours late tonight. this will not be a hard freeze...but a 3-6 hour window of freezing temperatures may damage or kill sensitive plants and crops. .................. in gaming wins last month- with some places seeing a near 30% increase over last year's numbers. ((denise valdez)) >> 8 news now anchor christianne klein talked with a
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((christianne klein)) >> the nevada state gaming control board reported an 11 percent increase in gaming revenue this october over last year.. bringing in a total statewide of more than 986 million dollars.. while the strip saw a 14 percent increase to just more than 560 million dollars.. some areas like north las vegas and downtown las vegas saw gains year to year of more than 29 percent.. so what's driving this increase... i talked with gaming expert dave schwartz who said an increasn slot holds was a big factor.. and like vegas itself.. much of the win increase just comes down to luck.. ((david g schwartz/ unlv director center for gaminig research : it's not necessarily new people gambling a lot of it is the casinos were luckier this month in october than they were in october 2015.. so the slot machine hold was a lot higher than it was back in 2015 so the casinos kept more money even though there was some more money gambled a lot of was because the casinos kept more money : )) ((christianne klein)) >> mccarran airport also saw
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passengers... that marks it's 6 consecutive month.. mccarran also took in more than 10 percent more international travellers this october over last year... las vegas has been focusing attention on the asian tourist market for several years.. and with the opening of lucky dragon casino and new non-stop flights from beijing slated to begin this week, we are seeing that trend continue.. schwartz said while it's tempting to just look at increased tourism as a major factor, it really just comes down to that slot hold and we shouldn't necessarily look at these numbers as a sign come. ((christianne klein)) >> of course an increase in gaming revenue also means good news for our state coffers.. tax collections were also up- to more than 59 million last month. ((denise valdez)) a reminder to steer clear of the spaghetti bowl during the overnight hours! n-dot will close two lanes along southbound 95 between rancho and the spaghetti bowl from nine tonight until six in the morning.
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'project neon'... as crews re-stripe the freeway in that area. ((dave courvoisier)) across the country today... workers walked off the job... demanding better pay. you're looking at some of the protests in chicago... where fast food workers are demanding the minimum wage be raised to 15- dollars- an - hour. employees at chicago's o'hare airport are also going on strike. they're also protesting here locally... 8 news now reporter brittany edney is live at the second walk- out of the day... near las vegas boulevard and st. louis avenue ((brittany edney)) workers are rayi they're going to march down to the mcdonalds on paradise near sahara. from fast food workers--to homecare---and uber drivers--- they're and joining me now live is ... a those against the minimum wage get ready to stuff those stockings... there's only about 26- days left until
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us after the break... with a look at the top toys you'll want to scratch off your list... if you're shopping for children! ((denise valdez)) plus... a popular decoration... the target of thieves. what you can do to keep your house shining bright over the holidays.///
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this is 8 news now at five.")) we think we've worked through some technical difficulties... let's go back live to brittany edney... she's with fast food workers who are fighting for 15 dollars an hour./// ((brittany edney)) workers are rallying here then they're going to march down to the mcdonalds on paradise near sahara. from fast food workers--to homecare---and uber drivers--- they're and joining me now live is
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hike say it adds extra costs to business owners... and argue that it could push restaurants like mcdonald's to phase out hourly employees. reporting live, brittany edney, 8news now. ((denise valdez)) still looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to help. she's here with a look at some
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grab now. ((michelle mortensen)) we got something for everyone today starting with collectibles. -- tsum tsum advent calendar by jakks pacific $25-$50 depending on store. -- gift ems by jakks pacific multip packs 9.99 hotel and bus $19.99 bridge direct $30-40 based on constructions by the bridge direct $30-40 based on set -- nba construction 15 and up - puppy and kitty surprise
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hoot owl hoot by peacable kingdom $15
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everyone wins. hoot owl -- everyone has to work together to get home .. and teaches colors. freinds -- a matching game that focuses on emotions -- brownie match - educcational insights. $20 teaches math and memory leavears start $49 ((dave courvoisier)) michelle has been showing us all kinds of gifts and decor over the past couple of weeks... one is those nifty 'star shower' products that project festive lights on your whole house. well according to people who use nextdoor- dot- com... a neighborhood watch- type website... these popular devices are being swiped from people's yards! so what can you do to keep your
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lights" website... you can get a piece of rebar and drive it deep into the ground... and securely attach the lights to the post. that will at least make it harder for a thief to get to it. they also suggest installing the lights in a tree... or somewhere out of reach./// ((denise valdez)) ((weather toss)) ((katie boer)) od
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season with our first overnight and early tomorrow morning across portions of clark county. ................. that freeze warning remains in effect from 2 am to 8 am wednesday with widespread minimum temperatures 28-32 degrees expected for the first time this season across
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northeast clark counties in nevada and the high desert zones of san bernardino county. temperatures are expected to remain slightly above freezing near downtown las vegas and the strip...but areas near henderson...sum merlin...mountai ns edge...and nellis air force base will likely see temperatures at or below freezing for a few hours late toni freeze...but a 3-6 hour window of freezing temperatures may damage or kill sensitive plants and crops. .................. looking ahead at the next couple of hours we'll be dropping into the upper 40s as early as 7pm with temps down to 43 by 9. around 11pm 41 degrees and 38 degrees by early tomorrow morning around 8am. look for our coldest temps. in the low the mid 30s between 5-7am.
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((dave courvoisier)) alright here's something many of you have been waiting to hear about... the grand opening of the valley's first chick- fil- a! ((denise valdez)) >> actually... we're getting two chick while we still don't have an exact date... we do know the first two locations will open up sometime in january. both are in henderson... one is near stephanie and warm springs... the other is near eastern and st. rose parkway. between the two locations... 100- full and part- time jobs will be created. they're already hiring... if you're intersted in applying... just go to the hiring trailers at both locations./// ((dave courvoisier)) plenty of people had something to say about this news... vicki is anxious saying 'i need this! hurry up already!' ((denise valdez)) >> chuck is indifferent... he says he'll stop in if he's close... but won't be making a special
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right next door to him! ((dave courvoisier)) >> pat says 'the restaurant on stephanie looks like it's ready to open any day... why wait until january?" you can join in on the conversation by going to our 8 news now facebook page./// ((dave courvoisier)) thanks for watching 8 news now at five. the valley's news leader. don't forget you can always find us on facebook and twitter. ((denise valdez)) the cbs evening news is next. we'll see you at six. /// news music ((dave courvoisier))
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? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: a race against the flames. >> go, go, go, go! >> o'donnell: wildfires turn deadly in the great smoky mountains. thousands run, hotels and homes burn. >> this is a fire for the history books. >> o'donnell: also tonight-- ( cheers ) a soccer team's cinderella story ends in tragedy. dozens were killed when their jet went down, but there were survivors. donald trump makes more cabinet picks, including the man who intends to blow up obamacare. and, why would they put a mop bucket in a museum? >> it seems like the proverbial drop in the bucket to do it once, but when you do it 17 million times, it really has

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