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and what major roads will be closed. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus tens of thousands are rescued from flooding in louisiana. we'll have the latest on that story from the bayou state. ((brian loftus)) >> and...the valley is still under some record breaking august heat. sherry has you're full forecast coming up. ((michrelle mortensen)) news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) take a good look... because the riviera hotel and casino is officially gone. ((michelle mortensen)) the final towers of the iconic
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controlled demolition a few hours ago. brian loftus >> thanks for joining us i'm brian loftus ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kiristen it was really amazing how quickly the las vegas landmark went down. by our count, it was about 20 seconds from denotation to demolition and a huge dust cloud poured out of the site, spreading out onto the roads and filling the air. a lot of history just went down the riviera was featured in the rat pack original "ocean's 11" in 1960, the james bond film "diamonds are forever" and "casino" in 1995. ((brian loftus)) let's not forget about all the huge headliners who performed there over the years... from liberace to dean martin. but the music stopped in may of last year after a 60-year run. it's memories that many las vegas residents say they'll never forget. let's take a look out at the
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((brian loftus)) >> ((michelle mortensen)) >> ((demetria obilor)) closures in effect on the strip neasr convention center drive because of last night's implosion at the riviera. use alternates like paradise and sammy davis junior.
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floodwaters in ascension parish, south of baton rouge, continued to rise overnight... as the amite river began creeping over roadways. mayor mike lambert joined sandbagging effortstrying to save homes from taking on water: (sorrento mayor mike lambert) we're not going to give up. we're going to stay until the bloody end. and if it knocks us down, we're going to get back up. we're going to rebuild the amite river is just one of many left dangerously high...following historic this displaced resident broke down in tears...seeing the destruction to her home for the first time: (sot christina braud/ resident) "this is our entire life, that i worked my entire life for, just washed away." others like hailey brouillette are breathing a sigh of relief. she and her dog, sassy, were rescued by a good samaritan from their submerged car over the weekend. (sot david phung/rescuer) i couldn't do it from the boat so i just jumped in, i had to do what i had to do. (sot hailey brouillette) oh i was just thankful.
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residents in this region, who lived through hurricane katrina, are now having to start over a second time: (jerry savage/ evacuee) at that time i lost my mom too so everything is just recurring over again to me, you know, in my mind more than 20 thousand people have been rescued in the state since the flooding began friday.... and the danger isn't over. scattered storms and showers are still in the forecast here through the end of the week. don champion cbs news baton rouge, louisiana. ((brian loftus)) are staying in shelters and thousands more are without power. ((michelle mortensen)) >> more than 30 parishes in louisiana have been declared disaster areas. and later today the governor of louisana will meet with federal officials to discuss recovery efforts. sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk))
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................. we're still seeing some suspended dust in the air after the implosion of the riviera tower overnight. .......... winds calmed down a lot from the afternoon and evening. ................ temps hit 108 yesterday - so not quite as hot as we first thought, but still very hot. ............ ta at 106 to 107. ((brian loftus)) metro police are
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incidents from this evening. verbal argument outside the wizard of suds laundromat on arville near flamingo. police tell us a suspect got into his vehicle... then fired several rounds at the victim and took off. the victim was rushed to u-m-c trauma... condition unknown at this hour. no word yet on any arrests and the investigation is ongoing./// ((brian loftus)) just under an hour earlier... a man standing by the wall of
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multiple times by another man. the victim was rushed to u-m-c trauma with life-threatening injuries. metro has a suspect in custody. if you have any information in either of these cases please call crime stoppers./// ((michelle mortensen)) a former director of a local boys and girls club accused of lewdness with a child will be in court later this morning. willis brown worked at the boys and girls club on southern highland parkway and was arrested last week on three counts of lewdness with a child under 16.... however police have told 8 n additional victims. we will have a crew at the hearing ... and will bring you the latest ... on air and online later today.// ((michelle mortensen)) today's the energy task force is meeting to make rooftop solar more affordable for nevadans. some clean energy advocates claim solar is no longer an affordable option after the p-u-c's decision to chnage net metering rates. solar advocates had hoped a referendum vote would change things ... but the ballot measure was deemed unfit by the state supreme court. the goal of today's task force
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((brian loftus)) coming up on good day we hit the campaign trail. ((michelle mortensen)) >> we''ll see how ohioans are responding after hearing donald trump's anti-terrorism speech./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader... with brian loftus, kirsten joyce, sherri swensk and
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welcome back to the valley's news leader.... donald trumpis taking his new anti-terror plan to wisconsin today... while hillary clinton campaigns pennsylvania for the second day in a row, saying the gop nominee's plan to fight isis changes by the day. hena daniels has the latest on the presidential race from new york. donald trump continues to blame the rise of isis on president obama and hillary clinton - questioning his opponents ability to lead. (sot/mon0191: mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries we face." (track) trump is calling for a temporary suspension of immigration from nations with a history of terrorism... and proposed a test for immigrants to gauge their american values - calling it extreme vetting (sot/mon0241/1:35) those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. (cheers and applause)"
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hillary clinton was joined by joe biden in the vice president's hometown. clinton argued trump's proposals to fight terror vary by the day. (sot/mon0243/:15) "he talked about letting syria became a free zone for isis, a major country in the middle east, that could launch attacks against us and others. he's talked about sending ground troops, american ground troops well, that is off the table as far as i am concerned." biden's son, beau, who passed away in 2015 of brain cancer... served a year in iraq. the vice president says to serve overseas under a trump presidency. (sot - biden from clinton rally raw feed @approx 13:51:58 ) "i would have thrown my body in front of him. i really mean it. to keep him from going if the judgment was based on trump's decision." (pipe-3-hd16-aug-15-r4 kane ashville otr/1:50) (track) clinton's running mate tim kaine rallied voters in north carolina... and finished his day his day on a light note by jamming on the harmonica with locals... while his wife made her irish step dancing debut nearby. hena daniels cbs news.
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terrorism in youngstown raised a lot of emotion out of ohio voters and most agreed with what was said in his speech. take a look.... (mos-no font given) "i thought he was forceful in what he has to say to america because we are in terrible shape. our president is a muslim who hates america!" (reporter off-camera question) "what did you say?" (mos-no font given) "i said our president is a muslim who hates america." (reporter off-camera question) "so you think barack obama is a muslim?" (mos-no font given) "oh yes, and i think.." "...he's a christian." (mos-no font given) "...this man..." (reporter off-camera) "he is a christian." (mos-no font given) "no he isn't." ((michelle mortensen)) tomorrow ... republican vice presidential nominee, mike pence..will be pounding the pavement in southern nevada. he's holding a town-hall style rally at the henderson convention center at 2-pm. the event is open to the public, but guests are asked to r-s-v-p through donald trump's website. this is the vice presidential nominee's second trip to nevada this month. /// ((michelle mortensen)) and remember ...
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election headquarters throughout the campaign season... on air and online at las vegas now dot com. /// ((brian loftus)) the creator of the broadway show "hamilton" is looking to make the show's ticket prices cheaper ((michelle mortensen)) >> how he's planning on getting back at ticket scalpers. is next on good day. you're watching 8 news now good day.
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david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
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sherry how's the weather today? ((sherry swensk)) we're still seeing some suspended implosion of the riviera tower overnight. ..........of the riviera tower winds calmed down a lot from the afternoon and evening. ................
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thought, but still very hot. ............ today will be very close again at 106 to 107. let's take a look at the roads with demetria
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((demetria obilor)) lanes are closed on northbound i-15 for bridge repair work happening from charleston to washington. the southbound 95 exit to south rancho remains closed. use mlk as an alternate.
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taking the fight against ticket scalpers. ((michelle mortensen)) >> coming up on good day we'll take a look at the impact ticket bots has on potential ticket buyers,/// you're watching 8 news now good day.
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for seniors like barbara, social security makes a difference every month. but for the wall street types who've given congressman joe heck's campaigns over $500,000, social security could mean billions of dollars in fees. that's what privatizing social security means and why joe heck and wall street support it. under heck's privatization plan, retirement security gets risked on the stock market. and the wall street types supporting joe heck make billions. whose side are you on? senate majority pac is responsible
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com... and look for the "don't miss" section./// ((michelle mortensen)) team usa works hard preparing for olympic competition. they recently got a chance to play hard too. jacque jovic takes us to a party at the usa house.
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kimberly and reid have been able to make memories which will last forever. ((the band perry)) "we saw michael phelps get his 20th and 21st gold medal." "we started an actual michael chant in the room itself. you know that first person that starts one and the rest of the room picks it up? we were them." "that was us." "we were the first ones." "that was a proud moment." ((brian loftus)) maybe...just maybe more of us can finally afford those hamilton tickets. the creator of the wildly successful broadway musical lin-manuel miranda is trying they're the automated programs scalpers use to buy tickets online, then sell them for more money... lin-manuel is teaming up with new york senator chuck schumer to push the bots act to stop that from happening. a hamilton ticket from a legitimate seller starts at 189-dollars. but scalpers have been reselling them for 500-to-2,000- dollars./// we'll be right back........///
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now on good day...we're still in
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for over 300,000 nevadans, social security means a secure retirement. but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... and risking it on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half a million dollars to his campaigns. those numbers speak for themselves. ck is a threat to a secure retirement, because he's part of the problem in washington. afscme people is responsible
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still in the hottest august we'll be taking a look at how it's expected to get. for the rest of the week. ((michelle mortensen)) >> man is arrested for starting the clayton wildfire in northern california. ((brian loftus)) >> and... metro needs you're help in locating the two men who robbed the hooters casino over the weekend. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// news now good day.)) brian loftus >> another one bites the dust... thanks for joining us i'm brian loftus... ((michelle mortensen)) >> and i'm michelle mortensen in for kiristen. two months after the first implosion... the second half of the "riv" went down overnight. reporter michael stevens is live near las vegas boulevard and convention center... where there's nothing but


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