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officers are now trying to make sure everything is safe before they leave. we are monitoring this situation and will have updates for you throughout this newscast. a child was rushed to the hospital - after reports of a near drowning at his own home. we're still waiting to hear on the child's condition from police. fox five's vince sapienza is live by the home - near twain and rainbow - after talking with neighbors today. john, cyndi. the details as to what happened here today are few and far between. what is a near drowning was called into authorities around 10:30 this morning earlier neighbors told me they heard from police the child was doing ok but that has not been confirmed. they also tell me they are in disbelief that these things continue to happen despite all the safety education out there "people just always assume, oh it's never going to happen to me, i don't need to put a gate around my pool, it's never going to happen. kids are unpredictable, i'm
whenever a baby falls into a pool or nearly drowns i don't get it. " now earlier today i spoke with hospital staff who say they are seeing a rise in drowning and near drowning cases when comparing to last summer as far as today's incident well bring you and and all updates as they come. in central las vegas fox 5 news local las vegas hospital staff also say that often times in a drowning incident you won't hear the splash. so always keep an eye on children near any bodies of water an arrest is made in a stabbing that ended in a man's death over the weekend. juan rubio was taken into custody.
charge in the death of 31-year- old michael omalia, who was rushed to umc sunday. he died from his injuries a short time later. investigators believe the two were arguing, then the confrontation turned physical. metro arrested a man they say lured teenagers into prostitution... through craigslist. you're looking at 63-year-old "david coil". detectives started investigating him back in may... but say he has been involved in human trafficking since at least october. he's now facing several charges, including sex trafficking, and engaging in child prostitution. metro believes there may be more victims, including children. if you have information, call crimestoppers at 702-385-55-55. both families and lawmakers are coming down hard on a drug company - that has jacked the price of an allergy medication. kim dawes, patient: $650 dollars is just not ok. every year for something you may or may not use. but then again its something that is not negotiable. allergy sufferers like this
need epi-pens for life threatening allergic reactions. she says with the most recent price hike by "mylan" - its no longer affordable. within the last 6 months..the price has shot up about 200 dollars. and nearly 400 dollars in the past several years. coming up a 5'oclock...fox five will have more on how this price hike effects allergy sufferers in the valley. we also hear from the clark county school district - on if the state mandated drug is in their budget. a car burst into flames, after a crash on i-15 near flamingo. three people were hurt, but their injuries are not life threatening. this video was posted to our fox5 facebook page. nevada highway patrol says this crash happened just before one. there were four vehicles involved. troopers haven't said how the crash happened. this scene is now clear. some of the makings of a hearty salad or guacamole were spilled all over the mccarran airprt connector early this morning. check out this video... a truck carrying tomatoes and avocados overturned on the 215 off-ramp by the airport.
just after midnight. the fruit spilled all over the road. this area was shut down for several hours. investigators did not say if anyone was hurt. there aren't enough uneducated white men in nevada for donald trump to win the state. those words from senator harry reid talking to reporters in reno. the democratic leader who is retiring at the end of the year says nevada's demographics have changed over the years.... so trump can't count on support from so-called reagan democrats that may have crossed party lines in the past. reid says he als believes trump is turning off republican women-- which will also contribute to a hillary clinton victory come november. toss to weather now fox5 weather 24/7, with sam argier we will keep it dry for your wednesday night with partly cloudy skies across southern nevada.
into the low 80s and upper 70s. it will be another seasonably warm day on thursday with a high temperature of 103 degrees in las vegas; just a couple degrees above the average high for this time of year. it will turn breezy as well with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph; gusts 25 to 30 mph are possible. cooler air drops the high temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s on friday and saturday under partly cloudy skie this weekend are expected to stay east of the valley, with only the chance of an isolated afternoon storm over our local mountains. last school year, a few clark county teachers
innappropriate relationships with students. and some of those relationships... started after teachers and students became a little too close through texting or social media. fox5's adam herbets shows us what the district says now about communications between its staff and kids. some of the people i talked to said when they turn on the news... it can be depressing to see all of the stories about teachers getting arrested in cases like these. the school district says it doesn't always start online... but when it does, there isn't anyone monitoring. jason lofthouse/ over the past 11.5 months not a day has gone by that i don't ask myself why i made those choices this man used to be known as just one of the hundreds of teachers in the clark county school district. now -- in the eyes of the law -- he is a pervert. a pedophile... who had sex with at least one student on campus... and in a hotel room. it gets worse every time you turn on and watch the news. we have been asking the district what they have
the problem for years -- especially when it comes to what their teachers are doing online. every time we ask, we always seem to get the same answer... they don't have a social media policy, but they're working on it. right now the children have absolutely free range. this mother says -- maybe she's just old school -- but she thinks it's embarrassing. rosemarie macklin/ we're paying taxes to make sure these teachers are being policed. they know what they're doing. they all have background checks and at the same time our children need to be protected at all times. i think as a nosy parent you know if it's legitimate or not. jodi martinson -- whose daughter already graduated from high school -- said she sees where the school district is coming from. j odi martinson/ it would be hard to make a policy. i could agree with that, but it's such a gray area. she thinks, in some cases, there might be good reasons to talk a teacher online... and that's why parents need to be the ones keeping their kids in check. it always falls on mom and dad. always. that's where it starts. that's where the kids learn what they learn. not at all. no facebook. no twitter. no instagram. teachers have to know their place, and it's in the classroom. not to be socializing with them. the school
if and when they do hammer out a policy, they still want to make it possible for students to talk to teachers online... so they can help out with things like homework. as for this school year -- they say they will continue to just talk to teachers informally, reminding them to be appropriate. two las vegas le doing their part to help fight childhood cancer. criss angel directed a powerful music video of twisted sister's "we're not going to take it"... featuring a raw performance from lee snyder. take a listen: " we're not going to take it, no, we're not going to take it, we're not going to take it anymore "
her head to honor her daughter who is a cancer survivor. it also shows footage of criss angel's young son "johnny" going through leukemia treatments. the video aims to raise awarness about pediatric cancer the artists are teaming up for "help" or "heal every life possible". this is a one- night-only event that aims to help young cancer patients. it is at the luxor on monday, september 12th. a live auction is planned as well as several performances. all proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer researc and treatment. we have information on this event and the rest of this touching video on our website, fox5 vegas dot com. a cancer patient pleaded with fox5 viewers for help... after her truck was stolen. and it didn't take long, for someone to spot her truck! " "thanks for coming together as a community, this makes my life a little better" " hear where this truck was found... and who realized it was a truck they
a gets her truck back after crooks stole it yesterday afternoon. it's a story you saw only on fox5. carolyn shirley reed was recently diagnosed with breast cancer -- and yesterday somebody took off with her truck. fox5's eric hilt is live...eric how is the family reacting after getting the truck back? carolyn and her husband john say
everything the community did to help them get their truck back. carolyn is fighting stage four breast cancer...and she used the truck to get to and from chemo treatments. she and john said they were shocked and upset when truck was stolen from right in front of their home. but this morning that truck was found about 15 minutes away at a gas station at twain and nellis... carolyn told fox5 the inside is trashed and electr stolen, but she's excited to have it back. "just minor things the main thing is we got the truck back, 24 hours later thats just amazing, i'm very happy" carolyn said she actually found out that her truck had been found on facebook -- and then shortly after metro called her to tell her that it was in fact her truck. they think the thiefs may have gotten scared by all the attention from our story, and dumped the
coming up at 5 hear from the tow driver who was called to haul away that truck -- but recognized it and called police instead. reporting live, fox5 news local las vegas. call police if you have any information about the theft. a valley family was shocked when their storage unit was inadvertently sold at auction. seventy years of family photos and heirlooms gone. a desperate plea on social media caught the attention of fox 5. after the story aired a family member of the people who purchased the unit made a few phone calls. "i want to tell you guys how grateful i am. thank you so so much. this is more than i ever could have hoped for." fox5 was there when the photo albums were returned, see how it all went down coming up at 6. now fox5 weather 24/7, with sam argier we will keep it dry for your wednesday
southern nevada. overnight low temperatures drop into the low 80s and upper 70s. it will be another seasonably warm day on thursday with a high temperature of 103 degrees in las vegas; just a couple degrees above the average high for this time of year. it will turn breezy as well with southwest winds 10 to 20 mp g to 30 mph are possible. cooler air drops the high temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s on friday and saturday under partly cloudy skies. showers and storms this weekend are expected to stay east of the valley, with only the chance of an isolated afternoon storm over our local mountains.
night with partly cloudy skies across southern nevada. overnight low temperatures drop into the low 80s and upper 70s. it will be another seasonably warm day on thursday with a high temperature of 103 degrees in las vegas; just a couple degrees above the average high for this time of year. it will turn breezy as well with to 20 mph; gusts 25 to 30 mph are possible. cooler air drops the high temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s on friday and saturday under partly cloudy skies. showers and storms this weekend are expected to stay east of the valley, with only the chance of an isolated afternoon storm over our
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killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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i approve this message. how do we make the economy work for everyone? hillary clinton's plan starts here... and those at the top finally pay their fair share in taxes. and those companies that move overseas? she'd charge them an exit tax. then she'd use that money to make the largest investment in creating good paying jobs since world war ii. millions of jobs.
theme... guys... and the dumb things we do... we'll start with a dude who was trying to impress a girl... he tried by jumping between 2 buildings... i don't have any video of what happened... so instead... please enjoy this clip of homer simpson. "this is the greatest thrill of my life... i'm king of the world... woo hoo... ahhhhhh." much like homer... our dude did not successfully make his jump... while homer tumbles down to earth... our dude got stuck between the buildings... it took firefighters 4 hours to rescue him. i like the ambition... but next time just buy her some flowers man... here's another way guys try to impress you ladies... a cool haircut.
cool... leaves us looking like a fool... the daily mail compiled some pictures of the worst haircuts... like ever... to all the fellas watching now... if you look in the mirror... and something like this stares back at you... call the salon and book an appointment immediately... hey we all go thru weird phases... i had a mullet with lines shaved in my head... bad things happen to good people. i saved the best for last... and by best... i mean the dumbest guy doing the dumbest thing... this genius thought it would be fun to bathe in hot sauce. as you'll soon see... he was wrong... he started off his little experiment by dumping 1250 bottles of hot sauce into the tub... then stripped down to his skivvies and hopped in... what happened next was predictable... the hot sauce burned his skin and started seeping into areas of the body you don't want things seeping into... it was torture... guys... kids... please don't try this at home. she wowed the
gravity-defying stunts at the olympics. and now, the town that has supported simone bile's dreams, is welcoming her home. " simone, you have inspired kids all over the globe and i commend you for it " see the special way the olympian was honored during her homecoming ceremony today. and one of the world's most recognized moms is back in the spotlight. why kate gosselin says one of her sextuplets, no longer lives with the rest of his
cyndi lundeberg. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 4. local las vegas. we're continuing to follow a traffic situation in henderson. a portion of pecos is still shut down, so crews can investigate a strong smell of natural gas around a green valley neighborhood. you're looking at a live picture now. this is happening between windmill and wigwam on the southbound side of pecos.
hearing screams for help from someone inside a home in this area around three. when officers arrived, they didn't find anyone home-- but there was a strong smell of natural gas there. officers are now trying to make sure everything is safe before they leave. crews in italy are desperately trying to free trapped survivors, after a six-point-two magnitude earthquake shook central mountains today. dianne gallagher shows us the damage in three particularly hard. (emma tucker, deputy editor of the times of london) the house was trembling, shaking, it got more and more intense. it is a desperate search for survivors after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks rocked central italy. (emma tucker, deputy editor of the times of london) clinking, thundering, sort of rumble, it felt like someone had put a bulldozer under the house, trying to knock it down. rescue workers, throughout the day wednesday, pulling people from the rubble like this
hit town of amatrice, so damaged, the civil protection agency says no one will be allowed to sleep there tonight. historic, stone buildings crumbled into the streets. debris blocking access early-on for heavy equipment and help. (matteo renzi, italian prime minister) we are going to work because in the next few hours we must continue to bring people alive from beneath the rubble. the quake struck while most were sleeping. (voice of michael gilroy, witness) it woke us up. it f like the bed was on rollers. at that point we knew you know and just tried to get out of the building as fast as we can. wednesday's earthquake, not the first in recent history for italy, striking near the site of the massive 2009 quake that killed more than 300 people. as today's death toll climbs, rescue crews scramble, searching for signs of life. knowing every hour counts when it comes to saving survivors. the prime minister, matteo renzi, touring the damaged cities this afternoon and thanking those first responders for their dedication. italian authorities believe more than
dianne gallagher, reporting. president obama called italian president sergio mattarella and offered help. he also praised the quick actions of the first responders. no word yet if any americans were hurt or killed. it's been about ten days since flood waters swept through louisiana and forced people to evacuate. some are now returning to their homes... and discovering what the floods did to everything inside. ""i'm 5 feet tall and if you see the line in my house i had at least four feet of water in my house." " many of the flood victims do not live flood plains... so they do not have flood insurance, officials estimate only 12 percent of people affected had the insurance they'll need to rebuild. those people in non-flood zones can only get about 33 thousand dollars from fema... which will not be enough to cover damages in most cases. reality star kate gosselin is opening up... about why one of her famous sextuplets currently doesn't live with her. gosselin told people magazine her 12-year-old son collin has special needs, and
from their pennsylvania home. she says the program will help learn strategies to help him deal with difficult situations. collin and the rest of his siblings starred in "jon and kate plus 8" for several years. his father jon gosselin says he has not seen some of his children in a few years. olympic gymnast and four-time gold medalist simone biles received a huge homecoming today in houston. and she gets a day named after her! " i, sylvester turner, mayor of the city of houston august 24th, 2016 as simone biles day in the city of houston, congratulations to you. (cheering)" " biles is the most decorated american gymnast after the 2016 games. she is also the first-ever female gymnast to be selected as a flag bearer for either an opening or closing ceremony. it's often
religion or politics in conversation. at one restaurant... employees could get in trouble for bringing up those touchy topics. but now things are changing for to bring up religion or politics in conversation. at one restaurant... employees could get in trouble for bringing up those touchy topics. but now things are changing for chipotle. we'll tell you some of the other rules the restaurant is getting rid of. and these people aren't running away from something... they're running to it! see what inspired this crazy stampede that caused a traffic
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where were these made?" trump: "these were made, i don't know where they're made. but they were made someplace. but they're great. it's ties, shirts, cufflinks, everything sold at macy's and they're doing great.? letterman: ?where are the shirts made?? off-camera voice: ?bangladesh.? letterman: ?bangladesh.? trump: ?well, it's good. we employ people in bangladesh." letterman: ?ties? where are the ties made?" they have to work, too. these are beautiful ties. they are great ties. the ties are made in where? china? off-camera voice: ?china.? letterman: ?the ties are made in china."
doesn't seem too terrible... too much cheese! and now, the government is going to do something about it. cheese surplus is at at a 30 year high... due to higher milk production and sluggish demand. americans would have to eat three pounds each to get the cheese back under control. the government now says it will buy 20 million dollars worth of excess cheese from private inventories. it will give that cheese to food banks and pantries around the country. ch year isn't improving any time soon. federal regulators say several policies in chipotle's employee handbook violate labor laws... and they have to change. officials say chipotle can no longer ban workers from criticizing the company on social media. the restaurant also cannot prohibit employees from talking about religion and politics. this all started after an employee was fired after posting critical tweets about chipotle, and starting a petition for better- enforced breaks.
employee back and give him back-pay. starbucks customers have sued the coffee chain recently... claiming they aren't getting their money's worth of coffee in iced drinks. a california judge is throwing out this lawsuit... and asking customers to be more reasonable. a starbucks customer complained his venti cold drink had only 14 fluid ounces of coffee... which he said was just half of the advertised amount. the customer also said ice isn't an integral part of coffee... since it's not a fluid. but the judge says reasonable customers should understand that iced coffee will come with ice... and if it's a major issue... just don't order ice! starbucks says it is happy with this decision. it is still facing a similair lawsuit from a new jersey customer. a month ago... pokemon go was the obsession that took hold of the world. and now... it looks like the craze is winding down... at least in the u-s. according to bloomberg... daily users and engagement has dropped from a peak of 45 million users to 30 million users.
to ditch the game, it could put the viability of the pokemon brand into question here in the u-s. but there is good news for pokemon-go. it is expanding into other countries. and this next video shows people in taiwan are pretty thrilled to get the game! "woman exclaims as she sees crowd " thousands of people joined this stampede... to catch a snorlax! people joined this stampede... to catch a snorlax! it's pokemon go's most rare, non- evolved character... so not one you see every day. people didn't hesitate to run out in the street and block cars so they could have the imaginary animal for their collection. it's move-in day at
i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. four years ago i was diagnosed with breast cancer but early treatment saved my life. so i'm really outraged that joe heck voted ten times to defund
planned parenthood congressman heck even threatened to shut down the federal government to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. i hope the women of nevada remember that when it's time to vote. fox5 news coming up at 5 o'clock. christine maddela joins us from the newsroom with
is $600 a fair price for a life-saving allergy medication? we'll take a closer look at a price hike... that has families - and lawmakers - crying foul. plus... how does nevada compare to the rest of the nation... when it comes to a-c-t scores? and - medical marijuana... is it more effective for men... or women? the surprising results of a brand new study. unlv students star to dorms today. we sent fox5's dave hall out to his old stomping grounds to see what's changed since he was there... some 26 years ago. closed captioning will resume
for your wednesday night with partly cloudy skies across southern nevada. overnight low temperatures drop into the low 80s and upper 70s. it will be another seasonably warm day on thursday with a high temperature of 103 degrees in las vegas; just a couple degrees above the average high for this time of year. it will turn breezy as well with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph; gusts 25 to 30 mph are possible. cooler air drops the high temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s on friday and saturday under partly cloudy skies. showers and storms this weekend are expected to stay east of the valley, with only the chance of an isolated afternoon
local mountains. we will keep it dry for your wednesday night with partly cloudy skies across southern nevada. overnight low temperatures drop into the low 80s and upper 70s. it will be another seasonably warm day on thursday with a high temperature of 103 degrees in las vegas; just a couple degrees above the average high for this time of year. it will turn breezy as well with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph; gusts 25 to 30 mph are possible. cooler air drops the high temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s on friday and saturday under partly cloudy skies. showers and storms this weekend are expected to stay east of the valley,
tough on some parents. especially if their baby is about to go to kindergarden. "he's not ready, i'm gonna go back and get him, he's not ready, he's only 5! i don't know if he can carry his lunch tray, i don't know if he knows where the bathroom is, this car is older than him! his teacher doesn't know he needs kisses every 45 seconds! " tennessee mom "susannah" made this video to help parents feel better about letting their little kids go. and as she shows us... it gets better by first grade! "freedom! hello? yes! manicure! pedicure!
back where it belongs. how a tow truck driver was able to help a cancer patient - facing the latest crisis - in a string of bad luck. this is fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas first we begin - with breaking news. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. a police standoff - appears to be over. let's go live to... fox five's adam heberts... from wigwam and pecos. closed captioning