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internationally known chef and author daniel green is heating up the studio! plus hot new happenings in sin city that's all tuesday at 2 on valley view live. today on valley view live - come hungry! internationally known chef and author daniel suffering through bitter cold temperatures tonight.. along with their first big snowfall of the year. plus.. it's cold season! the one thing you can do now to keep blindsided after being fired for smoking medical marijuana. 13:07:52 kyler wortham "i was under the impression that it's treated the same as any prescription drug." kyler wortham lost his job at the 'pit stop' car wash in henderson after failing a drug test. then..
he reached out to action news for help. and when you ask we investigate. action news reporter david schuman found out legalizing pot has raised a host of new issues in the world of work -- and it could mean bad news for smokers. 15:46:13 paul padda, employment lawyer "i think we're in uncharted territory here with medical marijuana. the law has not fully developed on the issue yet." there may still be a legal evolution to come...but for now..pit stop car wash had every right to fire kyler wortham for failing a drug test. experts say -- medical license or not...smoking marijuana is still a federal crime. 13:03:53 kyler wortham, "i didn't think it was any issue that was going to come up." kyler's also been denied state unemployment benefits and he's since filed an appeal. his argument is how is his medicine different from anyone else's? 13:08:15 "i don't understand why someone who takes oxycontin or xanax can go work at a carwash and they don't have any issues with it, but whenever i'm taking a medication that a doctor says
different." the car wash manager referred all my questions to pit stop's h-r department. there was no answer when i called. as for the unemployment insurance..the state office was closed for martin luther king day. in henderson..david schuman..channel 13 action news. if you have a problem or issue you'd like us to check out.. send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org om.. and please be sure to include your phone number. now an update to a fatal drunk driving case. the man charged with causing a crash that killed twon women last christmas eve... should be sentenced on tuesday. police say ray diok-no ..was speeding when he ran a red light near cheyenne and hualapai. the crash claimed the lives of an 81-year old woman and her 63-year old daughter. new information... on the man police say shot and killed this ohio officer you see next to me. that suspect is herschel jones, and court records show jones has a lengthy criminal record. jones' wrap sheet includes convictions for breaking and entering, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.
killed officer thomas cottrell last night. and today, the citizens cottrell helped protect are grieving. (betty durbin, longtime resident) "this is a close community and everybody knew everybody and helped look out. and he was trying to keep us safe." now an investigation is underway to see if officer cottrell might have been targeted. we're learning more about a man who police say shot and killed one officer and injured another during a shootout yesterday in utah. officers were chasing cory lee henderson and a woman.. who took off after a car crash. that's when henderson reportedly opened fire. court records show he has a lengthy criminal history including pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. new developments on the 5 americans released from captivity in iran. a boston university grad student is now back on u-s soil. he was the first to return home.. arriving in massachusetts.. after being detained in iran for 40 days. "it's been difficult. we've had a lot of support from friends and family members. so we've been able to get
we appreciate all the help the u.s. government has done on this." three others.. former marine amir hekmati.. pastor saeed bedini.. and washington post reporter jason rezaian.. are all in germany tonight for medical evaluations at a u.s. military hospital. "our main concern right now is that he integrates back in and gets the psychological treatment he needs." a fifth american has decided to stay in iran. in return for their release.. the obama administration agreed to release 7 iranians charged with violating u-s sanctions.. and drop arrest warrants for 14 others. this.. on top of paying out 1.7 billion dollars to settle an old financial dispute with the iranian government. and new developments in the search for missing marines. search crews found three life rafts that had been in the helicopters that crashed. 12 marines are missing. the choppers collided over the
although those have not been recovered. bernie sanders has closed the gap with hillary clinton in iowa and new hampshire, but in the national polls, clinton still holds a 25- point lead. on the gop side, trump has commanding leads nationally but ted cruz is closing in iowa. with the iowa caucuses two weeks from today, the candidates are taking full advantage of the king holiday to hit the trail. the day after they debated, hillary clinton and bernie sanders shared the stage again at a martin luther king day event at the south carolina capitol. today they did not attack each other but repeated themes of their campaigns. clinton: guns kill more young black men than any other cause. it's a civil rights issue. sanders: dr. king combated racism but also income inequality. on the gop side, trump has commanding leads nationally but ted cruz is closing
new information.. for the city plagued by tainted water. 70 more national guard troops are arriving in flint, michigan. their job is to deliver crates of fresh water and water filters to the five thousand homes with water tainted with toxic lead. the problem stems for the city's move to save money.. switching to use water from a nearby river. president obama has declared a state of emergency in flint. right now.. bitter cold air and snow are blasting across the northeast tonight. it's the first measurable snowfall in many cities.. including washington, d.c. temperatures are also plunging across the south and midwest. as abc's elizabeth hur reports.. 17 states from montana to north carolina are now under wind chill advisories or warnings. == pkg== it was bound to happen and now it has?the snow drought is officially over from d-c to new york city and boston.. some areas getting up to 2
where they're used to snow.. this latest round even caught some residents off guard.. ((sot)) "there was actually nothing here.....you could see green grass on my lawn yesterday.....it started afternoon around four o'clock...i woke up around to all of this, this morning....." the bitter cold and snow.. creating a mess on the highways elsewhere.. leaving some drivers stuck in a ditch.. ((nat)) "bump.. car moves.." ?others needing a little push to get back on the road in northwest pennsylvania.. ((nat)) marciano/stephanopolous from gma this morning meanwhile, freezing temperatures and icy roads in yonkers, just outside new york city.. being blamed for this 14- car pile-up overnight.. out in minnesota.. it is so cold.. a local meterologist shows you can freeze a t-shirt in minutes. ((nat)) it was even colder in north dakota over the weekend..
feeling like minus 50 degrees!! elizabeth tag: and here in new york.. i'm actually wearing two scarves, two sweaters.. under this coat and it is still freezing out right now.. but forecasters say.. fortunately.. relief is on the way.. by midweek. eh, abc news, ny. one reason why i love las vegas.. no bitter cold temperatures like that. here's a live look at the valley now. chief meteorologist bryan scolfield's in weather center for us. bryan, what's coming up? . periods of cloudy conditions and slightly above average temps will be the there for most of this week. in the short term, the first of two early-week systems moves out tonight and another follows closely behind tomorrow. tomorrow's system will bring chances for rain and snow to our higher elevations, but the valley is set to remain dry.
southwest, which will mean warmer temperatures. coming up.. boycotting the oscars. i will not be at the academy awards and i will not be watching hollywood stars.. angry over the nominations.. and the lack of african american nominees. the movement.. now trending across social media. and.. up next in financial focus.. a new look at how much the top 1-percent has.. compared to the bottom 99%.
for the first time since 2003.. we're seeing crude oil prices dive below 29-dollars a barrel. analysts say investors are bracing for iran's return to the global oil market.. as sanctions are lifted. iran is expected to quickly boost oil exports by 500-thousand barrels a day almost immediately.. and could reach 1-million barrels per day within a year. finally.. a new report from 'oxfam international' says the 62 richest people in the world have as much collective wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the bottom half of the world's population. a separate report last year from the pew research center found that poverty worldwide has fallen by nearly half over the past decade. that's tonight's 'financial focus.' let's go to bryan scofield and 'weather first.' . periods of cloudy conditions and slightly above average temps will be the there for
in the short term, the first of two early-week systems moves out tonight and another follows closely behind tomorrow. tomorrow's system will bring chances for rain and snow to our higher elevations, but the valley is set to remain dry. expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, with high in the upper 50s. by wednesday, high pressure will nudge in from the southwest, which will mean warmer temperatures. expect a clearing to partly cloudy for wednesday and thursday, with highs in the low to mid 60s around the valley. by friday afternoon highs will remain in the low to mid 60s, but the ridge of high pressure will move east, as a pacific system starts to approach the area. breezy winds and increased cloud cover are expected next weekend as the system passes through the area, along with highs in the low 60s. in the system's wake, we'll see a slight cool down to the upper 50s on monday with mostly clear skies and calmer winds. new information on the latest
two big names.. jada pinkett smith and spike lee announced they are boycotting the ceremony. the hashtag #oscarssowhite is trending on twitter.. after no african americans were nominated in the best acting or directing categories this year. abc's laren lyster shares jada pinkett smith's new social media message viewed millions of times. ==package== sot jada pinkett smith "i will not be at the academy awards and i will not be watching" jada pinkett smith taking that firm statement to her facebook page overnight (nats concussion a hit in movie -- can put the nat before or after this line of track - whatever works better) coming just days after husband will smith's best actor oscar snub for his role in "concussion" controversy and the viral hashtag "oscarssowhite" sot jada pinkett smith begging for acknolwedgement or even asking
director, spike lee voicing his disappointment on facebook writing he won't be attending the ceremony -- expressing gratitude for receiving an honorary oscar...the chi-raq directory, addressed diversity in his acceptance speech for the academy's governor's awards back in november sot - spike lee - it's easier to be the president of the united states as a black person, than be the head of a studio. nats straight outta compton - change the situation vo: straight of compton overlooked in actor, director and best picture categories rapper ice cube, who the film is based on, speaking out on the wendy williams show sot ice cube im not pissed. i'm not surprised. oscar's host chris rock recently tweeting out a new promo with the caption: "the #oscars. the white bet awards." president of the academy, cheryl boone isaacs -who is herself black -- says she has sought to make the biggest awards show more diverse-- sot: "we are working inside the academy in order to make sure we have inclusion especially in the area of membership" tag -- both spike lee and jada pinkett
referencing today's national holiday marking the birthday of dr. martin luther king junior. lauren lyster, abc news los angeles. coming up later.. in tonight's abc primetime lineup on channel 13: here's a look at what's coming up later on abc in primetime... 8:00 - the bachelor 10:00 - the bachelor live first time moms are getting older. what's chaning that's pushing back having kids. also ahead in today's health report.. some easy things you and your children can do to keep from catching a cold this winter. stay with us.
their own rules.to deal with the sneezing and aches. new at 6:30.. cnn's martha shade has some easy steps you can take to avoid a cold.. or treat it if you come down with one. --reporter pkg-as follows-- we all know the symptoms: a sore throat, sneezing and a runny association contains tips on how we can fight back. the researchers looked at results from 67 trials and found that good old fashioned hand washing may be the best way to prevent catching a cold. studies in children found that
colds than other kids. the researchers say that adults may benefit as well. probiotics may be helpful to ward off colds, but vitamin c, the "gold standard" of cold fighters, did not seem to help the average patient, nor did echinacea. so what helps if you do get sick? medications like ibuprofen and acetamiophen help relieve the aches and pains but they will not make the cold go away any quicker. and, almost all colds are caused by viruses so taking antibiotics is not recommended. cold symptoms usually go away in about 7 to 10 days. if you aren't getting relief by then, see your doctor, it may be more than a cold. for today's health minute, martha shade. a new study out today says more women are waiting longer to have children. the centers for disease control the average age of mothers has been rising for the last 15-years. it found the average age has risen to 26. researchers say more women are putting off motherhood for higher education or a career. but that does have some negative effects... including an increased risk of
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