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indy car was dropped! it was part of the second annual "indy car descent". indianapolis is the largest city without a traditional public ball drop.. organizers say they came up with the idea as a unique way to represent their city.. another full hour of news and weather starts right now... right now on good morning las vegas... we're learning more about the victim of a deadly shooting in north las vegas and his possible connection to the killer. we now know the name of the man who died in a crash on new years eve. we hear from somebody who knew him...next. good morning las vegas! i'm yasmeen hassan... the time now is ... taking a live look outside...the cold temperatures continue...but it appears we might have some changes on the way...... let's get started with a weather first check with carlo
the victim's brother says the murder wasn't an accident....he sent us this picture of the man who we're told is patrick fleming. fleming and his killer had a history that came to a head yesterday around noon. north las vegas police say the man was 44. investigators tell us the shooting happened inside an apartment after an altercation of some sort. the suspect ran off shortly after the shooting and is still on the run this morning. police say there were other people inside when this happened -- including children. thanfully - none of them were hurt. police say they may have a good lead in the case. the victims brother says witnesses have told officers exactly who they should be looking for we have learned the name of one of the men killed in a new year's eve fatal crash on the 15 near craig road. jacob varner was just 22 years old and an airman up at nellis, according to his friend. he died on impact after rolling over 4 lanes of traffic - his car bursting into flames. action news anchor jacqui
the crash killed him on impact, she was told. desiree cruz lived with 22 year old jacob varner...and got the chilling news friday morning that after a night out to ring in the new year...varner would not be returning home. "he would buy the groceries, i would cook him dinner. morning. we were a team, and now its gonna be hard being in the house by myself." varner was an airman at nellis...according to cruz...and was enjoying his last few months here in vegas before returning to his home in oregon to say goodbye to family....before deploying to korea for a year. cruz spoke with varner's family early friday...relaying the message his sergeant had told her. varner was speeding, impaired, hit the median, rolled over 4 lanes of traffic, and came to a fiery stop that ended his life and the life of his passenger. "they were very hysterical as i could imagine. so i told them you know im sorry, im in shock, i cant believe this happened. i literally was talking to him
accident, so its crazy how things can happens so fast." as she prepares for a memorial service on base next week, now cruz is just trying to wrap her head around the haunting thought that one of her best friends and confidants...is gone forever. "i mean its just weird coming home and knowing hes not coming back" authorities have not released the identity of the second victim. metro continues their search for two murder suspects who shot and killed a man in the parking lot at a 24 hour fitness. take a look at this video. it shows the car police believe the two suspects were driving. it's a mid 2000 2-door coupe with a spoiler and non-tinted windows. police responded to the scene near rainbow and alta around 1:00 in the morning on tuesday.. where they found the victim's body in his car. it was quite the site at clark high school..
slammed through a fence and cinder block wall. the officers were chasing a suspect yesterday, who ran into the school parking lot. that's when the police cruiser got out of control and slammed into the wall.. giving the suspect time to escape. a man who lives across the street says the crash was so loud, it woke him up. "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.." neither officer was hurt. turning to a developing story.... a state of emergency as flood warnings stretch from texas to illinois. the swelling mississippi river is threatening homes and businesses.. and for many.. the worst is yet to come.. in saint louis.. powerful flood waters ripped a home from its foundation and sent it floating down the mississippi. sot karla miller / fenton, mo, resident it's historic.
butt to in illinois.. the governor declared a state of emergency as another body was pulled from the floodwaters there. that brings the death toll from the severe weather in illinois and missouri to at least 23. the floodwaters are finally starting to recede in missouri.. but the damage is done.. and the cleanup could take months. good morning everyone! coming up... the federal government launching an investigation on a popular ice cream company. we'll tell you why.... plus, we're getting a look at the "affluenza" teen's mexico hideaway...
creameries handled the icc cream contamination linked to 10 reported cases of listeriosis. three of those people died. prosecutors are looking into wheather the company did anything wrong while handling of the outbreak. after weeks of gradual recalls, blue bell recalled all of its ice cream and other frozen treats sold across the nation back in april of last year. they said listeria was found on
but an investigation by the c-d-c showed the outbreak dated back to 2010. this morning - we are getting a look at the hotel the "affluenza" teen, ethan couch and his mother stayed at while allegedly hiding out in mexico. tonya couch is back in the u-s. she has been charged in texas with hindering the apprehension of a felon. meanwhile, ethan was moved wednesday to an immigration holding facility in mexico city. his attorneys have filed paperwork to block mexican authorities from deportation. couch and his mother disappeared last month after he allegedly violated probation for killing 4 people in a drunk driving accident in 2013, when he was 16. new this morning... an already awful tragedy turns worse in florida. three people were shot at a funeral in tampa. they were gathering to remember the life of a woman killed in a
police say an argument broke out over the crash and it ended with gun shots. two men and a woman were hit, but weren't seriously injured. "as you can imagine, it's probably the worst case scenario for a family that's suffered such a horrendous loss, especially right at the holidays." more crime scene. police are still working to identify the suspects and no arrests have been made. the wife of comedian bill cosby has been ordered to testify in a defamation suit against her husband. a massachusetts court rejected a motion by camille cosby to cancel the deposition order.. scheduled for next week. the case involves 7 women who've accused bill cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. they say the 78-year old comedian portrayed them as liars after they went public with their allegations. bill cosby is also facing felony sexual assault charges in pennsylvania over an alleged incident in 2004. a singer and a voice so many will remember...grammy winner natalie cole passed away new
she's the daughter of legendary singer nat king cole and her carrer spanned decades...abc's tj holmes gives us a look back. natalie cole inherited all the right notes her father: jazz legend nat king cole her mom: a singer for duke ellington. nat- "this will be" but she would make her own mark. that powerful voice belting out grammy award winning hits like "this will be" nats. "this will be" but cole hit some low notes too: a battle with drug addiction ... and some serious health challenges eventually forced a kidney transplant. orgettable" in 1991, her comeback hit. nats- "unforgettable" father and daughter --- those magicial voices woven into a seamless duet.. nats- "unforgettable" nats- natalie: "thanks, dad!" natalie cole was 65.
in northwestern india---security forces are fighting off a militant attack on an air force base near the pakistani border. four attackers have been killed, as well as a civilian and two security personnel. no group has claimed responsbility. this attack comes about a week after india's prime minister met his pakistani counterpart to launch peace talks. some are worried this attack will undermine the diplomatic talks. turning to this morning's red, white & blue political coverage you may remember... hillary clinton created an uproar when she claimed -- falsely, it turned out -- that isis was using trump in recruitment videos. well now - we have learned that another terror group -- al shabab, an al qaeda's affiliate -- is using trump in a video. the new clip features trump announcing his controversial plan to ban muslims from coming to america. abc's mary bruce is on the story from the white house. script: this morning, a terrorist group is including a
recruitment video. sot - trump from video: "donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states." the militant group al-shabaab -- al qaeda's affiliate in somalia -- highlighting trump's call to ban muslims entering the us. nats trump's words sandwiched between the propganda warnings of us born cleric anwar al- awlaki, who was killed in a drone strike four years ago. sot - al- awlaki: "the west will eventually turn against its muslim citizens." this is the first known instance of extremists using trump's language to attract followers? although not by isis, as hillary clinton predicted. sot - clinton from debate: "he is becoming isis's best recruiter." the democratic frontrunner ignited a war of words with trump when she warned that his rhetoric would become recruiting fodder. sot - clinton from debate: "they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists." trump blasted clinton, calling her a liar. sot - trump from grand rapids rally: "donald trump is on video and isis is using him on
e n lied otwto other armed robberies in the area. he isbing he on a 75-thousand dollar bond. an oaklad, liforni couple who put their house on air-b-n-b are still cleaning up a mess. theyaid their home was trashed during a party with dozes of under-aged guests. jimr hma vasanwala were out of town for new years eve when they got a call from a neighbor that a big party was going on at their house. they had arranged for a guest to stay there on air bnb. "sofas were outside. the tv was in my bathroom. objects, photos, memorabilia. i have pictures of my nieces that are on my fridge that were completely on the floor, chicago said that he and his sister were the only two who would be staying at their house. air bnb released a statement
robbery... today, we are hearing what happened - from the store manager. and the new year bring along new rules for the silver state. we will get you up to date on some of the new laws hitting the books. plus, 2016 is also bringing a new milestone for same-sex marriages here in nevada. good morning las vegas! i'm yasmeen hassan... the time now is ... let's get started with a weather first check with carlo falco!
charleston. witnesses say two people walked inside with a gun. one person was wearing a star wars mask.. the other had a on ninja turtles mask. the manager says they came in just before the store closed wednesday night....and held up the employees. at one point.. they held the gun right up to the back of one guys head and ordered him to lead them to the safe. kevin robinson party usa manager 13.03.53 i had made peace in my heart 56 i did not think i was going to be able to walk back 59 i thought i was going to be executed 04.01 the thieves got away with some cash from the register and the safe. metro is still investigating. the strip is back to normal after a jam packed new years eve and new years day. u can't even tell hundreds of thousands of people were out there celebrating... .....but one thing is for sure
crews started cleaning up the strip moments after the countdown ended. more than three hundred thousand people packed the strip to watch it all happen. it might be a little crowded on the streets still. some people are sticking around through the weekend.... ....but others flew out of here after the party wrapped up. good news is - all the roads are back open - and everything is back to normal. some more good news - there were no major incidents during new year's eve celebrations. according to authorities, 8 people were arrested on the strip, one for a felony. over on fremont street, just two people were taken into custody that is not too bad considering how many people were out there.... ...but these are just preliminary numbers. we will get the full report monday. the new year means some new laws are in effect in nevada. first thing you need to know - childcare facilities are now required to provide private areas for breastfeeding. day cares also need to have
proper physical activity. school boards now have to set aside money for teacher recruitment, training....and a program to reward teachers. body cameras are now mandatory for state troopers. ...and finally - you will now be able to get a sample ballot electronically instead of through the mail. the new year brought a new milestone for clark county - 5-thousand marriage licenses have been issued to same sex couples. now.. local chapels are hoping to cash in on those numbers for 2016. in the last decade.. the city's wedding industry hseen an increase in same sex marriages. some ministers think this has less to do with court rulings.. and more to do with pressure from unions. 21:44:41:04 heidi walls, minster vegas weddings the culinary and the teamsters have put a letter out that if they weren't married by the end of the year they would lose their dependent benefits 21:44:47:19 walls is hoping that momentum will continue through the new year.
las vegas babies born in 2016. ramon hernandez was born at 12:04am at mountain view hospital that was about halfway through the fireworks show! the little guy weighs 6-pounds 5- ounces.. and came into the world at 18-and-a-half inches. his proud parents say the delivery was smooth.. and they can't believe all the attention. jazmine mejia // mom 14:59 - 15:07 "it's very overwhelming...for the rest of his life." the hospital gave him a gift basket for the big honor. we have learned however.. ramon has some competition for that 'first baby of 2016' title. centennial hills hospital tells us a boy named julian was also also born at 12:04am.. weighing-in at 5-pounds 10- ounces and 18 inches long.
arrived first so we'll call it a tie. good morning las vegas... coming up... they are a very trendy item, but they are also causing alot of controversy. now, a new law hopes to crackdown on the popular hoverboards. a billboard for a new dating website is creating quite the controversy. we'll tell you how people are reacting to the billboard for "where white people meet dot com."
at this point, you have probably seen the videos of people falling off their hoverboards and getting hurt.. ....well now, california is trying to cut down on those injuries. under a new law, you have to wear a helmet when you are riding a hoverboard... ....the problem is - not everyone is happy about it.. (nina andrews, hoverboard fan) "i just got this board and now
law two days later like who does that?! and i'm not going to wear a helmet like i gotta look cute doing this." that's not the only rule for riders in california. they also have to stay in the bike lane on the roads.... ....and you have to be at least 16 years old to ride. if you break the law - you are going to have to pay up - big time. the fines run up to 250 bucks! some say this is taking things too far... ...especially considering the fact that some of the hoverboards don't go more than ten miles an hour.. new billboards for a dating website are creating a lot of controversy in utah. the website is called "where white people meet.com". the ads are running along a highway in west valley city. from the sounds of it - the site has some pretty clear intentions... but in 'fine print'.. it claims to be open to everyone. mos: "even though they say that anyone can sign up for it, what are they trying to hint at, like, they are technically saying it's just for white
some people also say there are websites out there for african americans....latinos...catholic s...mulsims ....even farmers! so this is no different. the website says it's based in utah and has fewer than 100 members. when good morning las vegas returns... getting everybody in your household on the same page when it comes to staying healthy is a challenge.. next, doctor eilleen shi joins us with some tips, just in time for new years. ((transcribe)) 2016 health & fitness-intv-vo welcome back.
the past 30 years, according to the centers for disease control and prevention. b. its statistics like these that make it important to get out as a family to get healthy. start with planning meals that are structured, where the whole family is at the table. this gives parents a good chance to model positive behavior and eating habits. c. try joining a community walk/run as a family and then
the weeks leading up to the walk/run. new year - probably means new trends. are there any fun tips you think might be help us all stick to these resolutions? a. get your friends and family involved in your 2016 goals. for example, get a friend to join a fitness or healthy cooking class with you. b. make dinner as a family or with your friends instead of going
try new healthy recipes and make them together. so we have made the resolution....we have all these plans in motion....but sticking to them....easier said than done. what do you think helps keep people motivated? a. don't try to overhaul your whole lifestyle. set attainable and reasonable goals for yourself. b. make something like walking to the park a part of your lifestyle. d. take small steps in your preventative care. for example, at healthcare partners medical group, we
good morning, america. breaking overnight, donald trump starring in a new terrorist recruitment video. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> so, does this mean hillary clinton may have actually been right? >> they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims. plus, the worldwide terror threats on this holiday weekend. this gunman's deadly assault in israel and police opening fire outside a mosque in france. new this morning, bracing for the worst.