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breaking overnight a car fire on the 15... this happened near flamingo
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4 this morning crews quickly got the fire under control and all roads are open in that area. we are told nobody was hurt ...and you can see here traffic is moving right along in that area right now. no word on what caused the fire. we are now learning a deadly shooting in north las vegas may not have been random. 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 ......and it 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
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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 heinrich has more.. 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 would fold it. he would feed the dog at night, i would feed the dog in the 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
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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 15 minutes prior to the 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.
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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. 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.. where a metro patrol car 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 woe 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
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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. it's devastating. 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 leat recede in and the cleanup could take months. good morning everyone! coming up...
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launching a criminal investigation into a popular ice cream company. we'll tell you why.... plus, we're getting a look at the "affluenza" teen's mexico hideaway...
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time now for a look at your
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some breaking news just into our newsroom you are taking a live look at the siegel slots and suites. this is near craig and las vegas boulevard...where two people were shot - and one of them was killed. this happened around 3 this morning... metro tells us this started as a fight.....and then ended with two men being shot. one had died - the other is in stable condition. right now - no one has been taken in custody. ... ....but we will keep following
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throughout the morning. new this morning... the department of justice is investigating how blue bell creameries handled the ice 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 the lid of a food service cup, but an investigation by the c-d-c showed the outbreak dated back to 2010. we're now getting a look at the hotel the "affluenza" teen, ethan couch and his mother stayed at while allegedly hiding out in mexico. tonya couch, his mother, is back in the u-s and is charged
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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. when good morning las vegas returns... humans are the only ones in need...nathan adelson pet therapy joins us in studio to talk about a great way to give back to our furry friends. you're watching channel 13 action news. we'll be right back on this
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services does nathan adelson provide? - is it possible to get involved in some way with these programs? '5th annual winter dog bed & blanket drive' in support of local animal
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turning now to an armed robbery
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our abc affiliate is reporting several weapons have been seized from a parking lot at gilette stadium. that is where the nfl's new england patriots play. foxborough police tweeted this photo of the weapons. cops say they took them from the employee parking lot. they do have a suspect in custody and that person faces multiple charges. pats are playing this weekend... ...but they will be in miami to take on the dolphins tomorrow turning now to an armed robbery caught on camera! a customer at a 7-eleven in new york took down the robber... police say a man walked into the store and demanded cash from the clerk ..
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citizen with a large flashlight rushed into the store and hit the guy in the head several times. he was knocked to the ground and eventually stumbled away before police came. they found him in the attic of his home a little while later. police say the man has been linked to two other armed robberies in the area. he is now being held on a 75- thousand dollar bond. good morning las vegas.. time now is xxx..... a look outside right now, where it's beautiful but cold! we have plenty more news and weather straight ahead...stay
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((ad-lib)) a summerlin store is robbed - and the thieves are still out
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we are talking about the "party usa" store, near rampart and 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
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you can't even tell hundreds of thousands of people were out there celebrating... .....but one thing is for sure - the party did not disappoint. 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.
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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 areas for children to get 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 has dropped by 40 percent... ....but - some chapels have seen an increase in same sex marriages.
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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. say hello to one of the first 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
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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. word on which one actually 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
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actually save your life! new studies show the vaccine can also help prevent a heart attack or stroke! here's why. health officials say when you get the flu, your immune system attacks the virus.... ....but once the virus starts to go away.....the white cells look for something else to do...
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usually attacking plaque in your arteries. a group of new yorkers took the plunge on new years day. they didn't married....but they did jump into the atlantic ocean! 2-thousand people took part in the annual polar bear plunge.... ....and it was cold out there! temperatures were in the 40's! some people pulled out their wetsuits, but others were rockin their bikinis. it was all for a great cause. the event raises money for camp sunshine. it helps children with life- threatening illnesses.
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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
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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 clip of donald trump in 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- 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.
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"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 the video to recruit. and it turned out to be a lie. she's a liar." we have an update on that breaking news out of boston police seized these weapons from an employee parking lot a gilette stadium. they are now saying this is an isolated incident--there is no threat to the stadium. they do have a suspect in custody...and cops say he faces multiple charges. the patriots aren't scheduled to play there this weekend...they're in miami to play the dolphins. the nhl's winter classic was held there yesterday, though. we'll keep you posted on this story. and we're following breaking news here in las vegas...
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and suites. it happened near craig and las vegas boulevard...where two people were shot - and one of them was killed. this happened around 3 this morning... metro tells us this started as a fight.....and then ended with two men being shot. one had died - the other is in on later editions of action news ....we'll have updates for you on later editions of action news we have a consumer alert from contact 13- 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 you're going to come up with a 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
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....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 people." 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
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still ahead... there's a huge powerball drawing tonight and the payout is huge!! we'll tell you how much is up for grabs during tonight's "jumbo jackpot" drawing. stay with us....
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drawing is tonight and the jackpot is alreadu up to 334 million bucks. the last time the payout was this high was almost three years ago. abc's sara haines has more... thanks for joining us this
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