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cnn is reporting iran has agreed to release four u.s. prisoners...among them, washington journalist jason rezaian (ray-zee-a-in)... rezaian has been held since july 2014... this is reportedly apart of a prisoner swap deal. we'll continue to follow the developments on tbring you more as they come in. back here in the valley...a video has a lot of people talking..
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pepper spraying a crowd of students at el dorado high school. the officer was trying to arrest an -8-th grader..... for tresspassing on high school property... and... his sister got involved. action news anchor... jacqui heinrich breaks down the video for us... this video shows the moment a clark county school district police officer took out his pepper spray and hit the crowd, dispersing the students surrounding his squad car. school authorities said it all began when an 8th grade student was caught trespassing at the high school...was told to officer...kids recording everything on their phones (nats screaming) "what made you want to pull out your cell phone? that he was hitting him" at about :14 seconds in...you can see what appear.right before he pulls out the pepper spray. however another video shot from a different angle...does not show that rock....although its not clear if the second video was taken at the same time as the first...if not....that could indicate the officer
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was hit....or contined to do it afterwards. school police made no mention of a rock in a statement released to action news describing what happened. some students are still upset..having been suffering with burning eyes and throats for hours. "i have ashtma and when he sprayed it i started coughing and lost my voice. i only got it back 20 or 30 minutes ago" finally, listen to this third video taken by luis zepeda...he says this is a school administrator talking- telling him to delete the evidence "erase it right now" that was action news anchor jacqui heinrich... we did show this video on our earlier newscasts ... and had a lot of calls and emails coming in defending the officer. "i saw like four guys in the car with the trunk open and i see them carrying this big flat-screen tv." a teenage boy who was in the right place at the right time helped catch four burglars in northwest las vegas.
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out of school early yesterday when he saw four strangers carrying televisions out his neighbor's house. he called police and they soon spotted the suspect's car. while the suspects were driving to get away from the officers...they crashed at cheyenne and rancho -- not too far from the burglarized home. they hit and injured three pedestrians -- including a child. three of the suspects were hurt as well and all six people went to the hospital. they're all expected to be okay. as for the boy who called the police... he's proud of himself for quickly taking action. 19:09:23 omar torres "if i never called, who knows what could've happened?" butted with 19:08:34 "it's scary to know televisions... video game consoles and several other electronics. the owners telling action news, it was all destroyed in the crash. an update to breaking news this morning.... explosion nats :03 at least 23 people are dead in the west african nation of burkina after al qaeda
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tourist hotel.... government officials there saying they have retaken control of the hotel... over 1 hundred hostages are now free and a total of 4 jihadists are dead. explosions and gunfire tore through the night air.... in the capital city. eyewitnesses say.... two car bombs exploded.... outside the hotel..... while multiple gunmen reportedly attacked the building... taking hostages. (yannick sawadogo, survivor of the attack) "it's horrible because everyone was panicked and was laying down on the floor. there was blood everywhere, they were shooting at people at point blank." right now, secruity forces are searching nearby hotels making sure no other extremists are hiding there... this marks the third terror attack in 4 days targetting western nationals. managers in a commercial center say... a recent remodel has opened the door for dozens of homeless people.... even the property owner.... with luck. it's a story.... you asked us... to investigate. action news reporter... bryan callahan spoke with the people who say... the store has become...
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the county says they are also sending a code enforcement crew
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the property. if they determine their is a safety problem, they will board up the office. they would then reach out to the property owner to correct problems. if they weren't addressed, the property owner could then be fined. we looked into this story after a viewer emailed... if you have a problem you'd like us to look into... send us an email to 13investigates@ktnv.c om and be sure to include your phone number.
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vegas... the search continues for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii... this after two military helicopters collide... mother nature making that search very difficult this morning...
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litary helicopters crashed in mid-air . the search continues this morning...with no sign of those marines. mother nature is making the search difficult.. kicking up large waves along the coast. city and state officials are asking the public for help in steering clear of this area so rescue crews can do their job (shayne enright, city emergency services): "there's large surf acoss the whole shoreline so we are just asking the public to stay away from the north shore at least for a few days. field, an empty raft.... aircraft.
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looking into what caused the collision. powerful pacific storms will continue to pound the west coast but won't have much penetrating power to make it very far inland. the storms will affect our weather but will only do so in the form of thicker high clouds for today and monday. temperatures will suffer today as a result with highs reaching into the low to mid 50s for the valley and the shot for a few flurries on mt. charleston. otherwise it'll be a pretty
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and highs in the low 60s sunday with a nose of high pressure pushing through the region. clouds return monday as a powerful storm again misses las vegas to the north with a trailing cold front which will continue to push farther north into central nevada. that front's energy will push through southern nevada tuesday night
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showers to the valley before the clouds part once again with temperatures warming significantly next week. highs wednesday and thursday will push into the low 60s with even warmer weather possible by thursday. ((ad-lib at open set with live
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if you're heading to downtown las vegas this weekend, there are some traffic issues..... you should know about... n-dot is doing some drilling.... related to "project neon". it's happening along both sides of i-15.... between sahara and the 95... at m-l-k. they'll be drilling tomorrow night.... starting at about 9 p.m. so...look for lane closures... in the area. if your travels are taking you to mt. charleston this weekend, get ready for major traffic delays, lasting two hours or more. nhp is expecting a lot more traffic as state trooper increase their patrols to keep cars from parking along the highway--which leaves no room for emergency vehicles. so get ready for the delays and remember---anyone parked on the side of the road will get a ticket. when good morning las vegas returns...if you're still
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insurance, time is running out... nevada health link join us live in studio ready to help you get signed up! you're watching channel 13 action news. we'll be right back on this
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around to it yet, time is running out... open enrollement ends january 31st. nevada health link is once again teaming up with licensed insurance brokers and agents for a closeout enrollment event here to talk about it is janel davis with silver state health exchange. janel davis, communications officer, silver state health insurance exchange 1. who is silver state health insurance exchange? 2. what is nevada health link? 3. how can people and enroll and where? 4. what are all the resources people can
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why is it is important for nevadans to have proper health insurance? 6. how can consumers receive help if they are not available during special enrollment events? 7. what should people bring to the event? nevada health link's closeout enrollement health fair is saturday january 30 at the clark county
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from ten am to 6 pm. it is free and open to the public. nevada health link's closeout enrollment health fair clark county government center saturday, jan.
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cos if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages,
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goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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"brookman elementary school"... last night each of these glow sticks represent..... a book that was read by the by comedy magician... adam london. his wife actually created.... "the reading makes us bright program"... at the school. it was unbelieveable...we have read over 21 thousand books they exceeded our expectations again by putting this glowstick chain together in an hour and a half. the students connected all of those glow sticks.....
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an hour and a half.... the group plans to submit video of the event.... to guinness..... in hopes of breaking the current world record... which is about -98- hundred economy.... here in the valley... a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new.... resort-style apartment complex.... in the southwest part of the valley. it's called... "the mercer". the original plan was to start years ago... but then... the recession hit... setting back their project. developers say... construction marks a big turnaround in the economy.... here in las vegas. wayne laska // developer storybook homes 10:59:58 - 11:00:14 "just like las vegas was in the dullrooms? back in 08 and 09, and everybody we feel very confident about the market." it'll have -1- hundred -75- units of one and two-bedroom apartments... with some townhouses and penthouses. renting is set to start... next year. good morning las vegas.. still ahead this morning... two out of the three powerball
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money yet but there's one family who isn't being shy about claiming their check. we hear from them next.
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"it's going to be a huge inconvenience." (from 6pm pkg)
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strip...we'll have your reaction and details on the new fees if you're planning on parking at some major hotels. plus...celine dion mourning the loss of her husband...learning even more bad news about a member of her family.. good morning las vegas! i'm ... the time now is ... let's get started with a weather first check with carlo falco! good morning carlo. ((ad-lib)) ((ad-lib)) a lot of people talking this weekend about a major change on
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strip... mgm resorts is about to start charging you.... for parking. take a look... at this map. these are all the m-g-m-owned properties..... that will soon start making you pay.... to park. many locals and visitors say... this is a slap in the face.... to las vegas history and culture. and... some believe... it's going to turn so many people away.... it will hurt mgm's profits. "that is really messed up."(from 6pm pkg) "it's going to be a huge inconvenience." (from 6pm pkg) "if people don't come, then they're going to exact amount....
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but... if you're parking they say... you won't pay any more than.... 10 dollars... and... that overnight pass will give you access to parking.... at all mgm properties. all of these fees will pport... a -90-million dollar project..... to renovate mgm's existing parking lots.... and... build a brand new one..... that will give people very easy access.... to the new "t-mobile arena". "i think in the long run, when they see the improvements that we make, they might find it to be a worry investment." (from 5pm pkg) the new fees take effect... in april.... but locals... will have a grace period of free parking... for a short time. we want to get back to breaking news we've been following four u.s. prisoners being held in iran are coming home. among them---washington post journalist jason rezaian...he's pictured here... we're hearing he'll be out of iran soon... we're told the freed american prisoners will be flown to switzerland from iran. in return, the u.s. will free 7 iranian prisoners. turning now to more
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dion... we've now learned.... the canadian singer's older brother is dying. -59- year-old daniel is fighting brain... tongue... and throat cancer. the family says...they don't think.... he'll make it through another week. the news comes.... at a tough time for the family... after dion's husband rene angelil died... just thursday. caesars is paying tribute to angelil on their marquee.... dion has canceled her shows... at caesars palace.... for the weekend. dozens of people living at a valley apartment complex say they spent more than a week without hot water. when you ask.. we investigate. the residents at canyon pointe say the hot water stopped flowing in a handful of buildings on january 5th and wasn't back on until the 13th. southwest gas tells action news a construction crew hit a line and they couldn't turn the gas back on until it was fixed. but residents say they had no communication from management.. and they've only been offered 10-dollars for the week without water. john hamilton lives in canyon pointe 17.07.08 the most upsetting fact is that they
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12 they didn't keep us informed 13 a manager from canyon pointe called us refused to comment. we then reached out to to the management company.. but after trying seven extensions no one answered. according to nevada law.. hot water is an essential service. that means if it goes out.. the landlord has 48 hours to fix it or "use best efforts" to do so. if they don't.. the tenant can withhold rent or sue the landlord for the time without hot water. the powerball mystery continues this morning.... two out of three winning tickets from wednesday's this morning. but there is one family stepping forward to claim there check...with their dog in tow. abc's steve osunsami has the report. osunsami: so far, lottery officials who work here behind me have given the tennessee winners a portion of their winnings. the rest we're told comes later. but the family did leave with a couple million or so to tide them over. sot: we just wanted a little piece of the pie, but i'm real
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the pie. tvu 3 tn powerball winners presser abc uni 15;52;27;46 numbers john says he almost didn't even buy? john 15;50;52;44 and i told her i security camera buying the ticket the day before?asking for four tickets, and telling the cashier to print them invidually. the third ticket was the do it that way. he says, that's just the way i've always done it." they came to collect the cash with their dog abby and their daughter tiffany. lisa cried when she explained how she plans to help her children tvu 3 tn powerball winners presser abc uni (start a little before) her: well, our daughter has some (emotional pause) daughter off mic: they are going to help me pay off my loans." they say they say they love their lives, as is. tvu 3 tn powerball winners presser abc uni 15;54;52;35 sot: "big fancy houses are nice, but you gotta clean them." [gfx] the other two jackpot winners in florida and california have not yet come forward. lottery officials confirming the ticket given to a california nurse by her boss is "not the winner." the 56- year-old mother was reportedly
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son? park avenue health care's director telling abc news the woman is now taking a leave of absence. osunsami: the family here moved fast. they immediately talked to an accountant in the family the day after the drawing, the same day the found their lawyer. good morning las vegas... coming up... donald trump showing his softer side? what the presidential candidate did for one of his biggest fans if you still have some of those holiday gift cards left over... listen up! we have a list of the best and worst things to buy this month-- and where you
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dollars. that ruling coming from a federal judge overseeing the case of dzhokhar (joke-har) restitution payments to the 49 victims and their families must begin immediately. the judge also denied the tsarnaev defense team's motion for a new trial. tsarnaev was sentenced to death for the april 20-13 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 40 others. new this morning it appears taiwan has elected their first female president. the official election results aren't in but polls suggest the numbers will hold. the election may unsettle relations with taiwan's neighbor, china.
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as a soft-spoken, u.s. educated lawyer. turning to some unbelievable video out of mexico... turning to some unbelievable video out of mexico... an explosion looking more like a scene out of a hollywood blockbuster. the powerful blast happened at a restaurant in mexico city.. and hurled large pieces of debris onto a busy street. nearly a dozen people were injured. investigators believe it was caused by a gas build-up inside the restaurant that somehow ignited. "i couldn't see a thing" "i've never been through a tornado so i was very scared" people living in fort meyers...cleaning up this morning after a tornado touches down in their community.... many people described the e-f-1 twister as sounding like a train.... you can see some of the damage here.... roofs being torn off of houses... alot of homes were destroyed... trees were uprooted from the ground.... we got a good part of the tornado..if we didn't get the full brunt of it..it was very ver bad..winds were very strong. the twister touched down just before 5 yesterday evening.... luckily there were no injuries
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clean up this weekend...
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breaking news... on a water crisis happening in flint
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vermont senator and presidential candidate bernie sanders is calling on michigan governor rick snyder to resign... over the crisis... he says the governor has long known about the presence of led in the water and did nothing about it... sanders goes on to say, as a result, hundreds of children are now poisoned and thousands may have been exposed to potential brain damage. people in flint still can't drink the water there...they have to either use filters of drink bottled water. turning to the race for the white house... campaigning is in full swing in iowa as the time is running out before the iowa caucauses.... democrats are gearing up for their debate in south carolina tomorrow... and ahead of that debate, former president bill clinton is showing support for his wife, democratic frontrunner hillary clinton. the former president made several stops in iowa towns yesterday trying to rally support for the former first lady... but instead of attacking bernie
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on hillary's lead, bill clinton decided to take a stab at the republicans at a rally in marshalltown, iowa.... (president bill clinton) i'm proud to be a member of my party when i look at the republican debates because they seem to talk about a universe i don't live in. the democratic debate is tomorrow...sanders and clinton will be joined by martin o'malley who barely made the cut to get into the debate. republican presidential candidate donald trump showed a bit of his softer side... in iowa. trump got to meet one of his biggest fans, 28-year-old shawn norman, during a stop in norman has noonan syndrome, a genetic disease. he told his parents that his biggest wish before dying would be seeing trump get elected. a campaign worker says trump heard about norman's story and wanted to meet him. contact 13 looks at some of the best and worst things to buy.... in january. maybe you need a new t-v.. for the new year...or even some winter clothing...perhaps some luggage? action news anchor trisha kean gives alook
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at the mall. and smart shoppers know that some of the best sales of the year are available right now. (sot) "i had the time before work, and i knew there would be good sales!" the website... deal news dot com says... stores are already slashing prices on winter wear, as they start stocking the shelves for look for sales on name brand tv's... as the super bowl approaches. fitness equipment is also going on sale now. that's because stores stocked up at christmas and want it gone by spring. but there are some things you want to avoid buying in january. surprisingly, they include grills and patio equipment. stores cleared out last years stuff back in the fall. so this is the time of year when they're stocking up with full price merchandise. deal news also says... dont buy suitcases right now. this is peak selling season for travel gear. the big luggage markdowns start in march.> that was action news anchor trisha kean reporting...
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a good time to start looking at furniture and appliances. you can find what you're looking for... but... don't buy it just yet. deal news says... the biggest sales of the year will come over presidents day weekend... in mid-february. america's largest retailer is closing hundreds of stores.. including one.... in the valley. walmart says... the mass-closing involves... -2- hundred -69- stores worldwide. -1- hundred-54- are in the u-s. we're told... one is a location at nellis and east craig.. which will close its doors... this sunday. if you shop at that walmart.. the closest store is about -5- miles... away at losee and east tropical parkway. coming up we have a final check of your forecast... you're watching channel 13
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boarders...take a look... "okay...oh my gosh...a dolphin...it just jumped right over her." :16 - 27 pretty cool stuff right there!
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youtube...this happened in tampa bay florida thanks for joining us this
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announcer: "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide. jack: hi everyone, i'm jack hanna, coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo, and welcome to "wild countdown." mountains can be breathtaking to look at, but have you ever tried living up there? there's no way that goat can make that jump. oh! today we're going to meet 6 species that make their homes at the top of the world. like guanacos-- jessica: look at this fight here, guys. look at that. jack: look at this right here. jessica: this is amazing. jack: chimpanzees-- chimps are in these woods somewhere. and huge brown bears. oh, look at that. wow! and later, my high altitude blooper of the week. today we're going to where the air is thin, but the wilderness is teeming with
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