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fiery crash. the driver and the passenger were both killed. now to another crash in the valley - this one involving a metro patrol car! a cop car slammed right through a fence..at a high school on the westside. and get this - the crash was all part of police chase! it happened at clark high school, near pennwood and arville. that's where action news reporter michael burton joins us live with the details. rikki - i want to take you right to the damage here. this is where the patrol car hit the fence of this tennis court - crashing through this lower brick wall. i'm told it happened at about 10am. police say two officers were inside of the vehicle - chasing a suspect. they say the suspect ran into the parking lot here at clark high school. they followed him into the lot and lost control of the car crashing into the wall. police say the two officers in the car were not hurt - but the suspect did escape and the search for that person continues.
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across the street. he says the crash woke him out of his sleep. "i was a little bit shocked because how can a police car in a school parking lot run through a fence? i didn't here any sirens or anything like that so.." the neighbor said he was shocked about the crash - but he told me that he was not shocked that they were chasing a suspect in this neighborhood. he says it's no secret that crime is common in this neighborhood. reporting live near penwood and arville - michael burton - channel 13 action news. we're watching some new weather developments right now. a live look outside at a clear.. chilly evening across southern nevada.. but we might notice some warmer temperatures this weekend. meteorologist karla huelga is in the weather center with the latest. karla. a series of low pressure systems will skirt the west coast starting tonight. those storms will start to
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clouds over the west coast with moderate rain to california north into washington. las vegas will see some of the effects of that moisture but it'll only be in the form of will concede some progress and allow highs into the low 50s for the first time since christmas day. flow of slightly warmer air in from the south a teenager is shot in his own home, just minutes after the ball drop. police say the bullet actually went through a wall at the house near sahara and sloan., and hit the teen. officers say this shooting might just have been a terrible accident... as someone was shooting off rounds to celebrate the new
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neighbors say the area is pretty quiet....and people keep to themselves... ....but some say that is the problem. they are hoping this will help bring the neighborhood together - and encourage everyone to lookout for each other. pepper goldsworthy nieghbor ((nobody wants to take care of their neighborhood first. clean up their own neighborhood first..... .......individuals gotta do it. gotta start with the neighborhood. that's what i tell my kids. gotta start with you first.)) police say they do not have a suspect in custody - but the good news here - the teenager is expected to be okay. hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals are still raving about the fireworks show along the las vegas strip last night. but by the time they woke up.. they would be hard pressed to find any evidence that the new year's eve blowout ever happened. action news reporter parker collins explains why. from this (nats of celebration)... to this (nats of cleaning)... in only a few hours... the people on the other hand need a little more recovery time. 00:21:32-00:21:37 "we have to
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nothing else to do... everything's closed." some of these people partied past midnight... and maybe past the time you woke up today... making just talking hard today. amelia bacani, celebrated nye 00:19:43-00:19:48 "it was an experience. it was just a whole bunch of..." by six a-m all the roads were back open... you could tell something huge had just happened... and was still kind of happening. it took until sunrise to clear out the stragglers from the party hosting 300,000 partiers. elsa vallejo, celebrated nye 00:21:47-00:22:02 "the crowd it was a bit overwhelming people were tossing each other, but i mean that's part of the experience. going from staying at home watching everything on tv and being what's on the news on tv. that's a whole different experience." standup: 3:30:12-3:30:20 it's hard to go from a crazy fun night of partying to loading yourself up on a plane and checking these boards, but i know a lot of people who are doing just that. before noon.
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and may not look fun, but make no mistake. there are no regrets here... at least that we heard of. gino comporato, celebrated nye 3:27:59-3:28:06 "we saw diplo and what i remember man it was just f dancing all night man and then somehow getting home." parker collins channel thirteen action news. there were no major incidents during last night's new year's eve celebrations. according to authorities, 8 people were arrested on the las vegas strip, one for a felony. over on fremont street, two people were taken into custody. these are just preliminary numbers. we'll get the full report monday. the new year means some new laws are in effect in nevada. one requires childcare facilities to provide private space for breastfeeding.. and day cares to make sure children get proper physical activity.
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to set aside money for teacher recruitment and training.. and a program to reward teachers. also.. body cameras are now mandatory for state troopers.. and you'll now be able to get a sample ballot electronically instead of through the mail. the new year saw another milestone for the city of las vegas. 5 thousand marriage licenses have now been issued to same sex couples. a phoenix couple were the lucky recipeints of the 5,000th same-sex marriage license. the county started issuing same sex marriage licenses back in october of 2014. coming up on action news live at 6, we'll look at how gay marriages are affecting the struggling wedding industry here in the valley. president obama is considering an end- run around congress on gun control. and it comes as gun owners celebrate a new law that went into effect today in texas. and coming up in contact 13 tonight if you're looking to attend college this year, why now is the best time to apply for financial aid.
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americans from gun violence. in a new year's day address, the president suggested the possibility of issuing executive orders aimed at making it harder for criminals to get guns president obama called it the unfinished business of his presidency. proponents of looser gun control laws are celebrating in texas where a new law went into effect allowing licensed texans to carry handguns openly in public. new developments out of
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of freddie gray. attorneys for one of the police officers accused in his death say gray may have had back problems before his arrest. they've now filed a motion to obtain gray's medical records.. and say gray complained about back pain to officers.. weeks before his death in police custody. the medical examiner who performed gray's autopsy also said there was no evidence of a previous back injury. some sad news in the music world. iconic r&b star natalie cole has died at the age of 65. reports say the daughter of the legendary nat king cole reportedly died last night of congestive heart failure in los angeles. cole also had kidney troubles dating back to 2008. she was diagnosed with hepatitis c...which the grammy winner attributed to her struggles cocaine and heroin. her most memorable hits include "this will be," "unforgettable" and "inseparable." employees at a local party store are left shaken after being robbed at gunpoint. we'll hear from the manager..
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pistol was put to his head. caught on camera. how a group of teens in brussels decided to spend their new year's eve. plus - here's what we're working on right now for action news live at six: a massive blaze broke out at a famous hotel right next to the world's tallest building... we'll tell you why 24 hours later... firefighters are still on the scene of the fire. you're watching channel 13 action news... where you ask and we investigate... stay with us.
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a bizzare story out of brussels tonight.. where some teenagers spent part of their new year's eve pushing a car into a subway station. once they got it inside.. they pushed it down a flight of stairs. the car rolled onto a platform and slammed into a wall.. forcing authorities to close the station for several hours until they could two it out. fortunately.. nobody was hurt. employees at a local party store in summerlin are left shaken after a robbery. and the suspects were dressed very strange. contact 13 investigative reporter stephanie zepelin is live to explain. according to witnesses in the store, the two suspects came in armed with a gun. one wearing a star wars mask, the other a ninja turtles mask. manager kevin robinson says they came in wednesday right before close and held up all the employees at gunpoint. then they pressed the gun to the back of his head and had him lead them to the safe in the back. 13.03.05 this is a forever changing event 06 i can't, you
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this 10 and you can't say you're the same person 11 i am not 13 the thieves got away with cash from the register and the safe, but they don't know exactly how much. metro police are still investigating. coming up on action news live at six, what the manager says he now thinks could have prevented this all. live at rampart and charleston, soc historic floodwaters in missouri are finally starting to subside.. but not before causing millions of dollars in damage to hundreds of homes and business. all interstates in missouri have finally re-opened.. and people around st. louis are getting the chance to assess the damage. the record floods are also blamed for at least 22 deaths in missouri and illinois. at least 4 people are still missing. adlib let's go to action news meteorologist karla huelga and 'weather first.' a series of low pressure systems will skirt the west coast starting tonight. those storms will start to throw some thick high level
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over the west coast with moderate rain to california north into washington. las vegas will see some of the effects of that moisture but it'll only be in the form of high clouds. those clouds will work against the southwest flow to keep temperatures below normal, but will concede some progress and allow highs into the low 50s for the first time since christmas day. sunday will see even thicker high clouds and slightly warmer temperatures thanks to warm overnight lows and a steady flow of slightly warmer air in from the south. monday is where things change for the wetter - a weak low pressure system will miss vegas to the south but could toss enough moisture towards the city to spark off a few showers in the afternoon. that storm is the first in a line of storms headed towards southern nevada with models forecasting up to 1.25" of rain by friday night. the heaviest rain looks to fall tuesday into wednesday of next week with another whopper coming for thursday and friday. each successive storm will be cooler than the one preceding
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lower and lower with each system. snow levels will eventually fall to about 4,000 feet by friday afternoon. temperatures all week will hover in the upper 40s to low 50s, low temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. (karla back to desk) over the west coast with moderate rain to california north into washington. las vegas will see some of the effects of that moisture but it'll only be in the form of high clouds. those clouds will work against the southwest flow to keep temperatures below normal, but will concede some progress and allow highs into the low 50s for the first time since christmas day. sunday will see even thicker high clouds and slightly warmer temperatures thanks to warm overnight lows and a steady flow of slightly warmer air in from the south. monday is where things change for the wetter - a weak low pressure system will miss vegas to the south but could toss enough moisture towards the city to spark off a few showers in the afternoon.
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line of storms headed towards southern nevada with models forecasting up to 1.25" of rain by friday night. the heaviest rain looks to fall tuesday into wednesday of next week with another whopper coming for thursday and friday. each successive storm will be cooler than the one preceding it, which will push snow levels lower and lower with each system. snow levels will eventually fall to about 4,000 feet by friday afternoon. temperatures all week will hover in the upper 40s to low 50s, low temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. (karla back to desk) higher fees for the lake mead national recreation area went
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the entrance fee per vehicle has doubled from 10 dollars to 20 dollars. the increase is part of the national park service plan to standardize fees in parks across the country. an annual pass to lake mead will now cost 40 dollars.. up from 30 dollars. however.. visitors will now get a full 12 months of access with an annual passes + time now... for the latest consumer news... from contact 13. if you plan on attending college in 20-16, you should fill out your "fafsa" form today! today is the first day you can submit the nationwide college financial aid form. and the sooner you do, the better. you could miss out on scholarships or grant money if you wait. the form also helps determine how much you can borrow from the government, which is key because federal loans are likely to come with lower interest rates. google and facebook - along with apple are responsible for all ten of the most used smartphone apps in the u.s. the facebook app, as well as
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apps made the list. as did google's search, play, maps, gmail and youtube apps. apple's music app and maps app also made the top ten list. contact 13 is ready to help you with a consumer problem. just call one of our volunteers any weekday between 11am and 1pm at 368-2255. getting fit and losing weight are two of the most common new year's resolutions.. and hundreds of people around the valley started off 2016 doing just that. 'lifetime athletic summerlin' hosted a family 5k run and walk today.. as part of its "commitment day weekend." they'll be hosting other events through the weekend including an ironman indoor triathalon on sunday. we'll be right back with a final check on your forecast from bryan. and.. coming up all-new on action news live at 6: matt goss has become one of the most popular performers on the las vegas strip -- serenading crowds with original songs four nights a week... tonight... we'll get a peek inside the home of matt goss... and it's a story tonight... but first..
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tonight. those storms will start to throw some thick high level clouds over the west coast with moderate rain to california north into washington. las vegas will see some of the the southwest flow to keep christmas day. sunday will see even thicker high clouds and slightly warmer temperatures thanks to warm overnight lows and a steady tell you about a couple of we would be remiss if we didn't tell you about a couple of special arrivals..
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who was born at mountain vew hospital 4 minutes after midnight. the hospital staff also gave the new parents a gift basket for the big honor. menawhile.. at centennial hills hospital.. we're told another baby was also born at 12:04am. so.. since the newborns arrived only seconds apart.. there's no way to know for sure which one was actually the valley's first baby of 2016.. so we'll call it a tie. before we go... here's a look at what's coming up later on abc in primetime... at 8 -- last man standing at 8:30 -- dr. ken at 9 -- shark tank at 10 -- 20/20 at 11 -- action news that's our news for now.. but stay with us for abc's world news up next. we'll see you back here in 30-minutes for action news... live at 6. until then.. thanks for watching and have a
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