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students the day off. (14) this time i don't think niceness is going to matter. they want competence, they want smarts, they want toughness." (21) donald trump continues to lead the polls.. he says he knows what the people want at tonight's republican debate.. but action news live at 3 begins with breaking news about an extremely disturbing threat inside an elementary school here in clark county. good afternoon. i'm rikki cheese.. police say a substitute custodian did things so disgusting we can't even go into all the details on tv. this is michael skelton. police say he's accused of going into the same dondero elementary school teacher's classroom about 36 times, pulling down his pants...and doing things that landed him multiple counts of open and gross lewdness, poisoning or adultering food, water or medicine and malicious destruction of property. police say he left plenty of evidence behind. but if that wasn't enough, there's also video of him in
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switching gears now -- and taking a live look now at the venetian.. where the main debate kicks off in just a few hours.. and while the candidates prepare inside.. a crowd outside protests their presence. it's starting to feel like winter.. with temperatures dipping into the 30's later tonight.. let's go to chief meteorologist bryan scofield and 'weather first.' low pressure has moved on but we will still be feeding in a northwest wind and with it comes cold air. partly cloudy and breezy with clear skies. temperatures continue to drop now into the mid and upper 40s today and tomorrow. with the wind, temperatures will feel like they are in the upper 20s and low 30s so take steps to keep you and your family warm through the day and sure to prepare your elderly relatives for the chill. tonight, temperatures will drop to freezing conditions and will continue for wednesday night as well. thursday will yield a warming trend with highs bouncing back into the 50s. by the weekend low 60s and upper 50s will be common but another disturbance by saturday
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sunday and monday of next week. our red, white and blue 2016 political coverage begins with a poll released hours ago: donald trump is still in the driver's seat, with 38-percent support. ted cruz is second, at 15- percent.. followed by marco rubio, ben carson, jeb bush, and chris christie. our entire action news team is covering tonight's debate.. action news anchor steve wolford joins us momentarily from "the spin room". but our coverage begins with action news reporter elizabeth gadley, who joins us from outside the venetian.. where there's plenty of fanfare leading up to the final g-o-p debate of 2015. elizabeth? las vegas is the political center of the universe right now and tonight what happens in vegas will be watched all over the world. i even spoke to a british
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over there are more interested in our politicians than than they are their own. 11:43:53:00 everybody because of trump, because of his whole revolution and republican party, this has just captured the imagination, people are talking to me all the time, people who aren't even that interested in politics the republican debates have been wild so far with donald trump stealing the show. the undercard debate is going on right now but the main thing most of the people i've talked to can think about is donald trump. everyone wants to know what he is going to say or do next and how are the other candidates going to respond to him. the debate ratings this season have been the highest ever ranging from a little over 13,000,000 to 24,000,000 viewers. only 1,400 lucky people get to watch the debates in person. i interviewed one man who was lucky enough to get one of my those golden tickets. 00:00:44:00 i'm privledged to be there i guess and i'm very excited, i think this is going to be the most important of the four debates, it's a debate focused on international security and foreign affairs and given the attacks on paris
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that's the dominant issue of the day. coming up tonight on action news live at 5. i'll have more on the fanfare surrounding the debates plus a protest that got plenty of attention. gadley tosses to steve wolford our debate coverage continues throughout the afternoon and into the evening -- we'll
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minutes. you can also find additional coverage on our website, and on our facebook and twitter pages. as we mentioned at the top of the hour... schools across los angeles were closed over a terror threat e- mailed to school officials. but a similar terror threat was sent to officials in new york city -- and those schools remained open. abc's elizabeth hur reports. two differing responses to similar terror threats.. made to two of the largest school systems in the country.. ((nat)) robocall "all lausd schools are closed today.. due to a threat made against the district." in los angeles.. authorities explained their decision to close all public schools was out of "an abundance of caution.".. while in new york.. schools remained open.. despite receiving similar threats.. mayor deblasio: "this was a
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sent to a number of different places simultaneously, and also written in a fashion that suggest that it's not plausible." from la presser it is very easy in hindsight to criticize a decision based on results that the decider could have never known. sources tell abc news.. the threat in l-a was not serious, but given the deadly attack in neighboring san bernardino, no one is taking chances. the white house responded saying americans will not be scared by the threats. ((sot)) josh earnest "at the same time the president is resolute in the refusal to allow the country and the citizens to be terrorized." yesterday, the fbi announced the arrest of 30-year-old mohamed elshinawy in maryland.. for allegedly taking 9- thousand dollars from isis to quote "conduct an attack on us soil.". meanwhile..defense secretary ash carter arrived in turkey tuesday morning to meet with u.s. troops about the threat posed by isis.and to hear their thoughts about defeating them ..
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34 nations agreed to form a new "islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism.. eh, abc news, ny. clark county school district officials told us there was no threat today -- but they emphasized that they are always prepared if a similar threat comes in. some of the ways the prepare include a fully-staffed c-c-s-d police department.. there's also "parent link," a messaging system that quickly alerts parents of a potential threat. each individual school has its own lockdown procedure.. and the district keeps a team of counseling professionals on hand, just in case tragedy strikes. our debate coverage continues all afternoon.. plus, hundreds of flight delays in denver are having a ripple effect nationwide.. seven inches of snow by and the snowfall hasn't stopped! plus.. 21:04:15 08 i'm disappointed. obviously i'm disappointed but i will conitnue to be the best
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baseball's hit king is speaking out.. after his request to be re- instated was denied! pete rose says the people who he disappointed the most are his children. and a look at today's closing numbers.. the dow is up 156 closing at 17,524.
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>> a late night robbery in northeast las vegas ends with one man being shot and killed by police. the shooting happened -- our reporter has the story. >> jo: officers left the scene about an hour ago. that was 13 hours here on scene after the shooting happened. police seem to be waiting for some family members to arrive here at the house. around 9:00 this morning, about 10 family members gathered in front of the house to talk with police about what happened. police say they tracked down a suspect vehicle after the
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this house last came out pointing a gun at officers. >> the male raised the firearm and pointed it at our officers, at which time one officer fired several times, striking the male. >> that man did die, but police are now investigating to see if he was the same man that was involved in the robbery earlier that evening. channel 13 action news. >> 300 flights canceled today in denver, all because of a snowstorm that could drop 16 inches of snow on the western u.s.
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winter blast can bett0w!ti(h,! %4@-h@h tt0w!ti(h,! el@-bg$ tt0w!ti(h,! ed@-de@ tt0w!ti(h,% )8h-$;< tt0w!ti(h,% kzh-9t@ tt0w!ti(h,% n-h-l=l tt0w!ti(h,% 0ph-rzt tt0w!ti(h,% s"h-b(4 tt0w!ti(h,% ueh-ajd tt0w!ti(h,% 7hh-]h0 thousands of travelers are spending the to day in the denver airport after a winter storm hit most of the western u.s. denver, seven inches. that is pure misery, folks, and it is still snowing there right
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it was a little brisk over at my house this morning and the dogs were teemed to come out and play and they call this fun. let's talk to our chief meteorologist for weather first. >> i can see you running out of the dog park in your jammies because you care that much. let's talk about some freezing days because we've got freezing days -- nights certainly coming up. on average, three days in december, so far none but look at this. 25 days, that's the most ever of freezing numbers. we'll call it 19 frozen eggs right there. so, right now, we've got a little bit of a breeze, the north to south low we've been talking about. the thing is, when the winds calm down and the cold air is heavier, it will settle in, usually that means bitterly cold temperatures. even with a little breeze tonight, we should still see some pretty cold numbers. usually the clear skies and calm winds, i still think we'll see
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for tonight, but you can see the next few nights that the winds stay a little more time -- tame. wind out of the north at 13. 49 feels like 44 right now with that wind in henderson. for mccarran, 50. feels like 50, even with the wind. i'm not sure what's wrong with that number right there. here's what we've got across the valley, nothing doing, just a little bit of cloud cover, barely any. it's a little bit up to the north and upper elevations. not seeing anything here. the denver storm, our old storm? look at that one. that's a snow maker. definitely. as it continues to move to the north and east. the cold is exiting us slowly. mild weather is coming in for the independent of the week and weekend -- end of the week and weekend. that will make things feel better. for tonight and the next few nights, planning on freezing numbers. even a little bit below. wouldn't be surprised if we see 20s tonight. that's why we're putting them in.
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warning across the valley, it's outlying areas that will see it. tomorrow afternoon, still no picnic with temperatures below the 50-degree mark. next seven days, that's when we start to see a warm-up. we're not talking about major warming like 70s. that's not going to happen. overnight lows staying right at the freezing mark. afternoon highs into the 60s. we still see a procession of storms that do their best to come through, might see one early next week. outside chance for a shower but definitely keeping us out of the 60s for a little bit but still, a nicer warm-up than we'll see in the next day and a half. rikki? >> rikki: we check in again with our red, white and blue 2016 political coverage, live at this venetian. steve? >> jo: in the spin -- >> in the spin room. this is some of the spin room bling that is handed out. this is courtesy of the venetian. this is a fun place to be. we'll go ahead and show you the room a little bit.
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spin room before the democratic presidential debate, the democrats did a birth job at filling up the spin room before the debate but we have seen a few candidates come through here earlier, dr. ben carson did a walk-through. senator rand paul. we've also heard that sarah palin is in the house. to set the stage now, the nine candidates, let's go through who is going to be on the stage tonight on the main stage. the main event. businessman donald trump. texas senator ted cruz, conservative, coming on strong lately. dr. ben carson. florida senator marco rubio, he's very fond of talking about his las vegas ties, saying when he was a boy, his father worked at sands town, his mother worked at imperial palace. jeb bush.
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new jersey governor chris christie. he'll be on the big stage for the first time tonight. batch -- watch for him to get a sound byte that resonates. john kasich. and kentucky senator rand paul. those are the main players. and it will be interesting to see how they all interact with donald trump tonight because ted cruz has been coming on recently in the polls, especially in iowa. so it will be a very interesting night. a lot on the line in the last g.o.p. presidential debate of 2015. rikki? >> talk about ted cruz. i don't really think that the nation as a whole has a good sense of him but you've got some good information. why is he doing so well in iowa? >> well, ted cruz is an interesting story because early on in the campaign a lot of people were saying this is one of the guys to watch.
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he has a brilliant legal mind. ted cruz, one of the brightest law students ever coming through harvard. he has a solid ground game in iowa. the thing to watch now, he's starting to come on in iowa because of the ground game and he spent a lot of time there, and also looking ahead, you don't want to be a one trick pony. just ask former pennsylvania senator rick santorum, who is on the debate stage right now in the preliminaries. he won iowa, although it wasn't known until about a week after that he did, but he faded after that. cruz has a good ground game in what they're referring to as the sec primaries, the southeastern states named after the southeastern athletic conference. so cruz can still sustain his campaign once he gets past iowa. so i really think that donald trump is savvy enough to know that cruz is going to be out there and it's not just going to be iowa. trump's enjoying this big league
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national polls but cruz will be the dog on his heels. >> and you say both rubio and cruz are flange -- flanking trump on the stage. >> the middle of the stage is owned by the top poll getter and they stagger out from there. but rubio also recognizes that ted cruz is coming on and rubio and crews in head to head polling against hillary clinton, assuming she gets the democratic nomination, are polling well. so rubio, strategically, also has a dog in the fight to take some shots at cruz tonight. this will be fun. >> rikki: very interesting to watch and you'll be there for all the action. thank you, steve. we'll they can back in. plenty of good news for holiday travelers and happy new year for anyone who drives a car. our crew is out there at the venetian, and we're covering it inside and outside, where the g.o.p. debate kicks off in a
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you can check our >> plenty of consumer news to tell you about, just in time for the holidays. good news for anyone who is getting ready to travel. gas prices keep going down. the national average for a gallon of unleaded gas is now $2.04. the lowest price since 2009. of course, because of all our state and local county taxes, we're paying a little more. $2.53. a lot more. but the national average could fall under $2 by christmas. that is a gift. speaking of the holidays, if you're shipping a package and hope to pay the standard rate through the u.s. postal service, you better get to the post office before the close of business today. if you ship anything out after today, you're going to have to pay extra to make sure it gets to your destination on time. if you're using ups, you have a couple more days. their deadline is this friday. our debate coverage continues after the break. the candidates have been in town for hours.
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few of them as they made their last minute preparation is. we've got our answer news anchor steve out at the venetiancelebrate 30 years of frank marino! join us as we take a nostalgic journey down memory lane las vegas style, of course... that's all wednesday at 2 on valley view live.
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