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agenda... has a new man in charge. we talk exclusively with aaron ford about what he has in store for 2017 up in carson city. ((dave courvoisier)) severe weather and deadly wildfires... hit the southeast united stated. where clean-up is underway after twisters hit... and how dolly parton is helping her hometown... after fires ravaged the area./// ((tedd florendo)) ((( tracking the return of strong winds. we have numerous alerts for your friday. we'll break them most accurate weathernow forecast
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parton -- whose local theme park "dollywood" was threatened but not damaged by the fire -- announced the launch of the "my people fund" to help out her hometown: (( (dolly parton) "we want to make sure that the dollywood foundation provides a thousand dollars a month to all those families that have lost their homes in the fires until they get back up on their feet.")) ((paul joncich)) >> fema funds should start rolling in soon too. police say the fire appears to be 'human- caused.'/// ((paul joncich)) aside from those wildfires... with a blow from mother nature over the past 24 hours. as mark strassmann reports... people across four states woke up to tornado damage this morning. (connor hughes) "there is so much that needs to be done that i don't know where to start" connor hughes - like many here in jackson county- has returned to what's left of his home. he's struggling to scrape up the essentials of life. (connor hughes/storm victim ) i am just trying to locate some bowls so i can get something to drink
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leveled and thousands of people are without power. jim smith lost his business when the twister hit. (jim smith/storm victim) my business is gone, it's no big deal. i'll uh i'll get it all together and re-start." "it's coming right at us! look at this" (fort walton video) (mark strassmann, cbs news, rosalie, alabama) (:37-:45) you can see the path of destruction and the severe weather system began here in northeast alabama blew into tennessee and georgia and then headed for the carolinas. (south carolina) 100l the town of athens is recovering from extensive property damage. (sheriff joe guy/mcminn county) "we are extremely fortunate that we have not had a fatality at this point. i think that's something that we are very blessed to be able to say, considering the massive amount of damage." the county's mayor became emotional sharing the story of a family who escaped the worst. (sot: john gentry, mcminn county mayor (1:10-1:12, very quick, mostly covred with video) in one of our hardest hit areas // a new child came into this
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destroyed, and they made it to the hospital and gave birth this morning. we had twenty injured and one brand new life. (strassmann standup close) a tornado watch remains in effect across much of the southeast today, communities that feel sorry for rosalie but want no part of the same misery. mark strassmann, cbs news, rosalie, al. ((paul joncich)) tedd... how common is it to have tornadoes there this time of year? ((tedd florendo)) ((( chilly morning temps down near freezing through many valley neighborhoods as the freeze warning was lifted this morning. temps outside currently in the 50's and below average in the daytime. overnight lows expected to get cold again but not down to a hard freeze
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wi ................................ ... ............... he'res your hour by hour. chilly conditions through the evening under clear skies. we go from the 50's to the 40's and expect very little wind and little cloud cover. cold by morning again but not enough for a freeze warning. we'll have more on your forecast for this weekend and next week coming up
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issues to be addressed. those include access to banking... workplace regulations... and d-u-i laws. president obama has directed federal agencies to take a more relaxed stance on marijuana... but... ford is concerned that could change under the donald trump administration. ford says he is hopeful nevada attorney general adam laxalt will stand up for the marijuana program on the basis of states' rights. ((st. sen. aaron ford/(d) majority leader: "we have an attorney general who has sued president obama on several occasions about 'federal overreach,' i would hope that he would likewise sue the federal government if mr. sessions comes in and tells nevada what it should do after iti recreational marijuana.")) ((patrick walker)) this was a wide-ranging interview. ford also addressed other priorities... including revising the democrats' "nevada blueprint" and education reform. you can catch more from the interview on politics now... sunday at 5:30 right here on channel 8. and we'll post the full interview online right after the show. i hope you'll join us. ((dave courvoisier)) >> democrats have a majority in both chambers of the legislature... but it falls short of the two-thirds majority needed to
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or to raise taxes./// ((paul joncich)) president- elect donald trump is celebrating his first big win... after he helped negotiate a deal to keep an indianapolis air conditioning plant from shipping jobs to mexico. ((president-elect trump) "companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences." )) ((paul joncich)) >> according to fortune magazine... mr. trump personally called greg hayes - ceo of carrier's parent company united technologies - and promised cora reductions which would "dwarf" the 65 million a year the company would have saved through outsourcing to mexico: ((kenneth craig/cbs news/indianapolis, in) "how big of a deal is this for you that carrier is now staying here?" ( erica ferguson/wife of carrier employee) "it's very big, it's exciting news. just last week we was still sitting down thinking 'what are we going to do?'" duane lively/carrier warehouse worker) "he stood up for us from the get-go. nobody else would. he stood up for us and made good on his promise." )) ((paul joncich))
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while a thousand jobs will be saved...not everyone will be kept on. furnaces will still be made at the indiana plant... but the coils section will still be outsourced to mexico./// ((dave courvoisier)) meanwhile the obama administration says it will challenge a federal court's decision to block new overtime rules. 21- states... including nevada... sued to block the rule... which would make an estimate four- million- more workers eligible for overtime pay. last month... a federal judge in texas issued an injunction suspending the rules... which would have gone into effect today. today... e notice of appeal against that injunction./// ((paul joncich)) new audio from the cockpit... of that plane that crashed with the brazilian soccer team on board. up next on the valley's news leader... the questions that remain even after listening to the pilot's audio... and what may have led to the deadly crash.///
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((dave courvoisier)) new cockpit audio raises troubling questions about the crash of a jet that was carrying a brazilian soccer team. ((paul joncich)) >> 71 people were killed when the chartered plane went down in rugged terrain. ((dave courvoisier)) >> six people survived, including three members of the team. josh elliot has the lastest from new york. (emergency workers - colombia) cockpit recordings said to be from onboard the chapecoense's (sha-pe-kwen-say) soccer team's charter plane reveal the frightening final moments.
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pilot: "flight #2933 is in total failure. "flight 29-33 is in total failure, total electrical failure and out of fuel the pilot pleads" -- where is the runway? (cockpit audio recording) later, the air traffic controller says the aircraft is over 8 miles from the runway. (cockpit audio recording) pilot: "jesus." the pilot responds with one word: jesus as investigators comb through the plane's wreckage on the outskirts of medellin -- colombian officials are presenting a possible cause of the cr colombian secretary for civil aviation security) "after not finding fuel at the impact zone, in the plains nor in the supply lines, is that there was a black out in the motors due to the lack of fuel." after not finding fuel at the impact zone or in the supply lines, our hypothesis is there was a blackout in the motors -- freddy bonilla said. (brazilian foreign minister arriving) but the brazilian foreign minister -- who arrived in colombia on wednesday -- says they do not want to speculate. (jose serra - brazilian foreign minister) "we are not going to put any one hypothesis forward. we are going to wait for concrete investigations" we are not going to put any one hypothesis forward jose serra said. six people -- including
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plane's wreckage. (vigil - columbia) in medellin, colombian supporters held an emotional ceremonychanting and singing songs at the field where the chapeconse team was scheduled to play. (vigil - brazil) and back in the southern brazilian city of chapeco, the faces of those inside the team's stadium revealed a community suffering and its pain./// ((dave courvoisier)) that was josh elliott reporting. of the six survivors -- one attendant, reportedly told a colombian radio station that he survived by putting his bag between his legs and going into the fetal position./// ((paul joncich)) alright movember is over... and it's a process to get back to our clean- shaven look! up next... we say goodbye to the month of no shaving... that was all to raise awareness for men's health./// announcer: you're watching 8 news now at
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some of us here at channel 8 have been promoting men's health month by sporting extra facial hair. ((paul joncich)) since no-shave movember is over, two of the mo-bro's - myself and patrick walker - went straight for our razors this morning. 8 news now photojournalist bill roe put this together.
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((( chilly weather this morning as temps dropped to near freezing through many neighborhoods. we''ll have some cold lows again overnight but not enough to prompt any freeze warnings. ............................... highsd and chilly. lows dropped to 37 in the morning with areas like nellis, downtorw, henderson, southern highlands, boulder city all dropping to at or just a below freezing this morning before sunrise. check out the record on this date. 79 degrees way back in 1980. we're below average for this time of year and will be near average by the weekend. ................................ ....
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the east part of the valley where we're lower in elevation. while areas to the far west colder and just below freezing this morning and only low 50's this afternoon. ................................ ... .... regional temps also stayed colder for the southern great basin and of course searchlight. still unseasonably cold in the 50's also for mesquite to laughlin and death valley where they were milder, but still chilly for this time of year. ................................ ... ......... satellite and radar show some high clouds pushing through but still staying mostly clear. snow in the north part of the stay near ely and elko again along with the bitterroots and the wasatch. next trough digs deep in utah
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air and breezes heading into your weekend. then colder next week from the next system that barrels through as well. ................................ ... ............. tonight expect temps in the mid to high 30's by morning. no freeze warning issued. we'll have mostly clear skies and light winds. tomorrow expect a high in the mid 50's under mostly sunny skies. tomorrow as well. .............. ..................... .................... extended forecast shows a slight warm up for the weekend to near average. breezy though by tomorrow night and friday with a little cooler air. moisture starved system prevent us from getting any rain, but we get colder next week only in the high 40's in some spots with lows dropping to the
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((weather toss)) ((paul joncich)) the national finals rodeo is officially underway! ((dave courvoisier)) >> jon tritsh is live at the thomas and mack. ((jon tritsch)) >> things are just getting started here on u-n-l-v's campus... we'll have more coming up on 8 news now.///
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this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- an attorney from san francisco, california... an intensive english instructor from terre haute, indiana... and our returning champion, a technical engineer from boulder, colorado...
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