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overnight crash on charleston and decatur. police are telling us they were
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31-years-old, the other 27. we're also finding out they hit two light poles before they came to a stop....back on the roadway. this allhappened just after 11 o clock last night. metro says speed appears to be a factor but the crash is still under investigation. these are the 1 hundred 22nd and 1 hundred 23rd traffic related deaths in metro's jurisdiction this year. right now.... police are searching for two suspects they say shot a man near the stratosphere. police believe it started as a robbery in the allyway. they say the two suspects held up the victim... shooting him twice, once in the head, once in the ankle. despite his wounds, the victim was able to make it to a nearby 7-11 where he asked the clerk to call police. that's not all he was able to do, police say he managed to take the gun from the suspects. metro now has that weapon as evidence. police tell us the shot to head was more of a graze and the victim was up and talking when he was taken to the hospital. at last check..police were waiting to speak to the victim
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to get a description of those two suspects. an action news update to a shooting involving an off-duty police officer in north las vegas. police sources tell us mitchell and varonica green were home late friday night.. when a relative stopped by. the couple thought it was an intruder and opened fire. the husband and wife reportedly fired multiple shots with seperate weapons... hitting the family member in the leg. a metro source tells us it was one of their mothers.. who had a key to the house. she was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. neighbors say the street was blocked off for about ten hours yesterday morning. police have ruled the shooting to be accidental and they will not be filing charges. we're following the latest developments out of hard hit texas.... 11 people are now confirmed dead after a deadly tornado swept through the dallas area causing mayhem and destruction. here's a picture of the twister that rolled through earlier yesterday. it's just massive. you can see here just how powerful the tornado managed to toss around some
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aftermath of that right here. and here's some video of the tornado as it was rolling through that area. needless to say it was very big and very destructive. here's a live look at garland city area---you can see the aftermath and the extent of the damage. it will certainly take awhile for the clean up. this has been a holiday weekend of dangerous weather for much of the country. at least 25 deaths are blamed on tornadoes and other storms. cnn's sara sidner has the latest... nats - oh my god! that's it! overnight -a series of tornados devastating north texas. nats - that's it! that's the tornado! five twisters carving a path of destruction through the greater dallas area? nats - huge tornado! holy leaving at least 8 dead and injuring xxxx in collin and dallas counties -- forcing officials in some areas to declare a local disaster? nats - oh my god // oh no! it hit
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something's on fire! (gfx) the national weather service sending out a tweet at 6:56pm to "get to shelter now if in the area!" nats - radio warning tornado warnings and sirens (nats) sounding off throughout the cities as the "large and extremely dangerous" twisters leveled entire neighborhoods - flipping cars - and crumbling this church in glenn heights? sot - by the time i got just a few feet, everything collapsed and went dark and fell on top of me. the church's pastor - who was inside when the cyclone hit - towards the hallway but couldn't go very far because everything had already collapsed. another enormous twister -- seen here ripping through red oak, texas -- taking down powerlines and causing a series of explosions. nats - scanner - we have gas everywhere dozens (?) of gas leaks and fires springing up in the wake of the wreckage? leaving over 50,000 people without power immediately following the storm.
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air as dallas airport was forced to divert flights and evacuate terminals? sot - tbd stringer that evacuation order lifted saturday night - officials allowing flights back in the area just after 9pm? in missouri, heavy rains are creating a mess. kathleen jackson shared this video from republic missouri on facebook. you can the heavy showers flooded a ditch along the highway. the waters then spilled into a car dealership parking lot. several inches of rain have fallen in that area. over twenty people are dead from all the storms in the south and the number keeps climbing. severe weather... wreaked havoc... over the christmas holiday. flash floods took over parts of georgia and alabama. meanwhile a tornado smashed through birmingham on christmas day. it was like pouring down, heavy rain...and then all of a sudden the glass and the windows just broke out and then it sounded
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tin off of the house - the roof 190 roads across the state are still closed right now due to flooding. the search is on for a murder suspect... still ahead on good morning las vegas.....police are eager to catch the guy, because of how gruesome his acts were. plus, the chicago police department is already facing some heat---and now one of their own fired shots, accidentally killing two people. the latest developments on this story, next. ((ad-lib)) time now for a look at your problem solver traffic.
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new this morning nine people, including two children, are recovering in a
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francisco hospital after a crash involving a tour bus. police say the driver of a black suv crashed into the double decker bus. people rushed out of restaurants to see what was going on. many of the victims were treated at the scene before being rushed to hospitals.
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the s- u-v will be cited for making an unsafe lane change. developing in southern california.... pomona police are searching for a murder suspect who they say burned a woman to death on christmas day. authorities say the suspect doused the 41-year old victim in gasoline and set her on fire, possibly with a cigarette. witnesses described seeing the victim running from the home fully engulfed in flames. she was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to her severe burn injuries. police say the suspect, 51-year-old clarence duwell, is on the run and is considered dangerous. in illinois.. police shot two people to death--they say were "accidentally struck and tragically killed." a 55-year old woman and 19-year-old man were both killed killed after police responded to a domestic disturbance call on the city's westside. the officer involved will be on administrative duty while and investigation takes place. when good morning las vegas
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during the winter months could be treacherous at times. the u.s. forest service joins us next to talk about staying safe on the roads. you're watching channel 13 action news. we'll be right back on this morning. patrol)vo
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winter road safety for the
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here to talk about the winter alliance is highway patrol trooper loy hixon and naaman horn with the us forest service. naaman horn, us forest service 1. (naaman) what is the winter alliance and how did it get started? 2. (loy) we heard as many as 25,000 people drive up to the mountains over the course of a weekend, what kind of problems does that cause? 3. how can peope stay safe and
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3. (loy) is there anything people need to know about tires or chains? 4. (naaman) where are safe snow play areas for visitors at the mountain? 5. (loy) any last words on winter road
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o'clock hour of good morning las vegas, henderson city councilwoman gerri shroder will be live in studio to tell us sprint and verizon customers may have unclaimed money waiting for them.. but there's a deadline to claim it.. this thursday.. both wireless carries are paying customers back for unauthoriezed third- party messages.. like horoscopes or sports scores. they're refunding 158- million dollars. current and former subscribers who paid for unauthorized texts beginning july 1st, 20-10 can file a request. verizon and sprint both have online claim forms. high-end handgun maker cabot guns is making a pair of pistols from a meteorite. cabot guns announced that its extra- terrestrial pistols are being made from a rock as old as the earth itself. you can have one all to saving now. the guns are expected to sell for about one million dollars at auction next year. good morning las vegas.. still ahead this morning... the fact is we paid a fare to get us there within a certain amount of time and they fell
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very unhappy passengers this morning after their holiday was essentially ruined--and they're blaming it all on the airlines. plus, we have new developments in a big wildfire burning in southern california. stay with us. right now on good morning las vegas...
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searching for the best bargains. and the frigid conditions and heavy winds didn't seem to stop those shoppers. a live look outside..and it is still very cold out there right now. good morning las vegas! i'm ... the time now is ... it's been a windy and cold 24 hours for residents in las vegas and southern nevada. yesterday, it just seemed like it would never let up. not to mention it is freezing outside. there is a hard freeze warning in effect for portions of southern nevada right now so, let's get started with a weather first check with carlo falco! good morning carlo. ((ad-lib)) ((ad-lib)) the day after christmas is
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out to be one of the busiest
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especially here in the valley. shopping malls across the valley were packed with shoppers returning gifts and searching for sales. everyone had a little extra money in their pocket and stores we're ready to take it. "we're here to spend some money." "i got purses." "i bought a bunch of stuff unfortunately." "i'm getting them more presents right now." "i got a dress that was $170 for like...40 bucks." the day after christmas is right up there with black friday and christmas eve. it's one of the biggest shopping days of the year. believe or not, a recent study by american express predicts the day after christmas could out-sell black friday and cyber monday this year. it's also the day when shoppers return gifts - and use the store credit or money they get more out of special bargains. the cold weather didn't keep very many people from going out. "how much of your christmas money are you spending today? all of it....hahahahahahaaha!" that same american express study predicts the average shopper will spent 186 dollars the day after christmas this
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an update to a story we brought as breaking news on good morning las vegas yesterday morning... a dramatic wildfire is forcing evacuations in the west. we now know a downed power line sparked that fire which has now charred more over a thousand acres... but it is 60 percent contained this morning. abc's kayna whitworth is in ventura county, california with the latest. natsot - "oh my god, oh my god. we are driving through fire." a holiday nightmare greeted drivers in southern california christmas night? natsot - "we can't see anything." fast-moving flames at first creeping toward the 1-0-1 freeway? natsot - "this is scary - like it's gonna jump the freeway. i'm really scared." then - it did? forcing many people to either turn back - or drive into the thick smoke. natsot - "?(engine guns) ?. ah-haha!!! crazyman! phew!" over and over - drivers passed flames right at the roadway's edge. fire officials say powerful santa ana winds gusting to 45 miles an hour - carried embers over the highway, pushing it across what should have been a
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nats - "?winds?" the state highway patrol shutdown parts of the 1-0-1? and the nearby pacific coast highway. county officials immediately put the solimar beach community under mandatory evacuation - and surrounding areas on voluntary status. sot - capt. steve kaufmann / ventura county fire dept. "make sure everything is buttoned up tight? if you leave any window or garage door open, that's just an entrance for one of these embers that our firefighters down the way are fighting." by daylight - the fire had grown - huge plumes of smoke filling the sky. on the ground, firecrews trying to contain the flames - but after four years of drought - there is plenty of fuel - the and it's going to resist our control - since we're at end of this drought. six hundred firefighters are on chief, ventura county fire department "we're not out of the woods yet." kayna whitworth, abc news, ventura county, california. back here in the valley all that heavy wind made it
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to a fallen hiker at red rock canyon. that hiker died after falling almost 100 feet. so far authorities have not released that person's name.... we will keep you updated on this story as we work to learn more. a short scare for passengers aboard a flight headed from new york to florida. passengers on spirit airlines flight 1-9-7 were evacuated yesterday morning because of smoke. the plane was at the gate, preparing for takeoff, when passengers started seeing smoke coming from the left side of the plane. noone was hurt but passengers say there was a panic onboard when they were told to leave. fire crews, weren't actually able to find any smoke. the airline says there were reports of sparks seen from the electrical unit when that plane landed. spirit airlines worked to rebook those passengers to get them on their way to florida. a cross country christmas flight turned into a nightmare for nearly 200 people it took the frustrated flyers almost a full day to go from miami to l- a. passengers say it started with a thud felt around the plane.
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and engine trouble according to american airlines. the airbus 321's.... emergency landing in lubbock texas is just the beginning. after spending 14 hours stuck only half way to their destination.... flight 295's passengers were told their new plane would have to make a stop in dallas for fuel.... before finally reaching l-a 20 hours after leaving miami. the fact is we paid a fare to get us there within a certain amount of time and they fell well outside of that range. passengers say flight attendants threatend to kick them off the flight if they pulled out ther phones to record the madness. american airlines did not respond to those specific allegations. police in vienna, austria are stepping up security. new warnings suggest the possibility of an armed attack on several european cities between now and the new year.. according to police. they say right now there is no concrete threat to any a particular city. nerves are running particularly high.. and rightfully so. just more than a month ago three groups of attackers, armed with guns and suicide
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around paris. the attacks killed 130 people and injured hudreds of others. the iraq military says it is gaining ground around ramadi... where isis holds its headquarters. five days into its offensive.. iraqi forces say they have their sights set on a key government complex... iraqi soldiers say they now control an area south of the complex and a main road to the north. new developments on an unsolved beating in texas. the judge wounded last month outside her austin home is out of the hospital. julie ko-curek is the presiding... district court judge for travis county. she was attacked a few weeks before thanksgiving. no motive or suspect has been named in the case. man in custody on a murder charge... is a person of interest in the shooting. straight ahead... a police officer is doing just fine after being attacked. next up, we'll tell you "who" is responsible for the act. a very special christmas gift for a very deserving single mother..... welcome back.. while much of the country enjoyed unusually warm weather
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with a rare snow storm. a powerful winter storm system dumped several inches on the region. the national weather service
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for several areas in and around el paso through tonight. it even made for a chilly game at yesterday's "sun bowl" matchup between the washington state cougars and the miami hurricanes. officials are telling people to stay off the roads because this storm could bring in the most snow they've seen, at one time, in the past ten years. ((ad-lib at desk))
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the associated press is reporting "star wars: the force
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become the fastest movie to reach over 1 billion dollars in sales. it appears the hit movie is on its way to becoming one of the top earners of all time. it shattered u-s and candadian box office records during it's opening weekend. a single mother of four's celebrating a very special christmas gift. barbra moore works for a dallas, texas food company but has struggled to make ends meet. she's spent the last year living in a small economy hotel after being evicted from her apartment. the family lost everything. this christmas the more than 11- thousand members of calvary church pitched in to help the family have a home for the holidays. they rented a brand new apartment, payed the down payment and first month's rent, and told the family they could move in in january. we said let's take the resources we have and let's put it into restoration.
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during a recent service by handing her the keys, a police officer in louisiana crashes his patrol car on christmas eve after being attacked... but it's not what you think. the perp had wings and talons... and the officer now has quite the story to tell. (nats - traffic) it was supposed to be a routine overnight patrol for covington police officer lance benjamin... until he came across a perp like no other. (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "one i couldn't put exactly put handcuffs on." you may be wondering who? (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "aw man he clawed up my shirt." who would do such a thing in a police cruiser on christmas eve?!? (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "started pecking the back of my head." this guy, that's who! (officer lance
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dept.) "as i was exiting the subdivision, going about 10 was a football or something. and then i felt some scratching on the back of my head and some pecking." that's right an owl flew right into his open driver's side window, and made himself right at home. (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "slapped me a few times with his wings, kept on going with his talons." the scene captured "there's an owl in the unit there." but only after benjamin's defensive driving training was put to good use. some trees. finally was able to stop the car put it in park get out and there he was just chilling out in the car." thankfully, no one (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "we rolled down the passenger side window. um and after about 45 minutes he finally flew out." now, thanks to his fellow officers, benjamin has a permanent partner in crime for those late night ride-alongs. (officer lance benjamin, covington, la police dept.) "that's my good luck charm from now on. hopefully i don't have to have any more owl encounters. yea, i bet he got a hoot out of that." officer benjamin got a tetanus shot and some antibiotics -- just in case.
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work the rest of his shift. in this morning's red white and blue political coverage... republican presidential candidate donald trump's taking credit for the obama administration's plan... to step up deportations starting next month. trump says the move.. only came ...after his regular calls on the campaign trail to deport the estimated 11-million undocumented immigrants in the u-s. the nationwide raids will reportedly focus on the hundreds of families that have entered the united states since 2014. the plan was quickly condemned by democratic presidential candidates. one of the remaining democratics racing for the white house is headed for nevada. senator bernie sanders is planning stops in reno today.. and las vegas on tomorrow. his las vegas rally is at canyon springs high school on alexander and fifth. it starts at 6:30 p-m. superstar, janet jackson is expected to perform in las vegas in may but that could be
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jackson announced over the christmas holiday she's putting her "unbreakable" world tour on hold so she can have surgery. she didn't give any information about the procedure but said the tour will be postponed until spring. she does plan to reschedule all of the dates and told fans to hold onto tickets. jackson is scheduled to perform in the brand new las vegas arena on may 14th. there's no official word if that date will change. you're watching channel 13 action news. thanks for joining us on this sunday morning. it's beautiful, but cold out there.
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(applause) well, god bless you. it's always a joy to come into your homes. if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in today. thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something funny. i heard about this elderly couple. they had been married for over 60 years. they were at a church fellowship and someone asked them the secret of their success. the man told how he always treated his wife with respect and took her on trips
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