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improper hand signal." action news reporter gina lazara is here with more on the video. gina. steve - the man who recorded the video and flipped off police told me he was just exercising his first amendement right. but the cop who wrote the ticket says he broke the law by waving his hand outside the window. luce: "you have no right to pull me over for freedom of speech. just like im gonna say f the police. f you you're a piece of s cop. you're fd up no that's fing stupid dude." tensions were high after the man behind the camera was pulled over by the cop you see here...for flipping off two officers who he says caused him cop you see here...for flipping off two officers who he says caused him to almost crash. luce: "what is the charge? for flipping you off or giving you the middle finger like this? cop: "i don't know why you would wanna do that" luce: your two bikers. you slammed on your brakes. kris luce ---clearly angered by what just happened - admits he stuck up his middle finger. the question is - did luce keep
truck....or give the gesture outside his window? the law says -- it makes a difference. cop: "this is why you're getting charges because....if you wanna flip me off inside....that's all fine and dandy...." luce: "i did flip you off inside. you were three lanes over" cop: "i know but when your sticking your hand out in traffic...you're giving a signal of intent to turn. you can't do that." luce: "uh giving you a signal....." cop: "do it inside your vehicle" the cop insists luce flipped the officers off outside his window.....leading to an this. like it is right now. and you got pissed off." luce has hired an attorney and is hoping the judge will dismiss the case. he has agreed to talk with us in an interview tomorrow afternoon. also - we were unable to reach out to metro today because of the holiday. reporting live in the studio gina lazara channel 13 action news. the entire video you just saw is more than two minutes long. we've posted all of it on our
ktnv.com an update now on a story we first reported as breaking news. a standoff in north las vegas came to a peaceful end.. hours after it started. police say they were called to a house near lake mead and civic center around this afternoon for a domestic situation. after they arrived.. a man took off.. leading to a barricade situation. a man and woman were taken into custoddy about three hours later. new tonight: (stacey cope, wife of crash survivor) "it's crushed like a tin can ... and my husband is still alive." by looking at this mangled jeep.. it's hard to imagine anyone survived the crash. but one man did.. after state troopers say he was hit by a 24 year-old who is now facing dui charges. action news reporter mahsa saeidi is live near the 215 with the interview you'll see only on action news. mahsa. steve .. that driver was on the wrong side of the highway early sunday morning.
cars! the victim's wife says ...that's how fast that man was coming at her husband! tonight his survival... being called a miracle. "that man could have obliterated my husband." he came to face-to-face with a suspected impaired driver! speeding down the 215! heading in the wrong direction! brandon abernathy's jeep was hit! it's these images... the twisted mangled metal..that terrified loved ones-- moved them to speak out. "my heart dropped when i saw it i just couldn't believe it." "i want everybody to know what this man did the choice that he made and the people that he the victim's family says witnesses spotted him going the wrong way! called 911! so help was close behind! when abernathy was thrown to the pavement. broken bones... bruises... a cranial bleed. he survived because of his strong will and a bit of luck.
and a lot of muscle and a lot of padding and that probably saved his life." this is video of abernathy at the renaissance fair at sunset park. tonight family members thinking about the wrong road of recovery ahead. "not being able to throw and do something that he loves just seeing him like that just kills me." he is now out of surgery. the family inspired by his strength. they've created a fundraising account to cover medical costs... we've already tweeted a link on our twitter..at ktnv. reporting live. mahsa saseidi. channel 13. action news. new developments back east.. where millions are battling bitter cold temperatures tonight. 17 states from montana to north carolina are under chill advisories or warnings tonight. on top of that.. some areas from new york city to boston are getting up to two inches of snow in their first and largest snowfall of the season. in north dakota.. the wind chill makes it feel like 50-below zero tonight. forecasters say the bitter cold
toward the end of the week. only two weeks remain before the first votes are cast in the iowa caucus.. and tonight.. there's a war of words between the top two republican presidential candidates. donald trump says ted cruz a nasty guy and no one likes him. now.. the texas senator is firing back. abc's tom llamas has the latest from iowa. just hours after taking aim at senator ted cruz donald trump today quoting scripture at jerry falwell's evangelical liberty university sot: two corinthians right? two corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ball game. where the spirit of the lord, right? where the spirit of the lord is there is liberty. on this week trump leveling this attack on cruz. sot - trump: he's a nasty guy. nobody likes him. nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. trump also blasting cruz for
failing to disclose he took out a million dollars in big bank loans to fund his senate race. sot - trump oh he's a total hypocrite.//he wants to look like robin hood. and not disclosing it, which is illegal. today?cruz tweeting this video in response to being called nasty?. nats - nasty! don't mean a thing to me. cruz says he's getting under trump's skin sot - cruz donald seems to be a little rattled. cruz's campaign continuing to hammer trump over his quote "new york values"? releasing this 1999 video?trump in his own words. sot - trump mtp hey i lived in nyc and manhattan all my life okay, so you know my views are a little different than if i lived in iowa, perhaps.. // i'm very pro-choice and again it may be a little bit of a ny background. that message?now hitting home with some?.rush limbaugh today saying trump won't win over conservatives by bashing cruz. sot- rush limbaugh there are a lot of conservatives who think that he's a wolf in sheep's
that he's a traditional, lifetime new yorker. and that means something. there are all kinds of conservatives with suspicions of donald trump. abc's tom llamas reporting. now to a story you asked us to investigate. a valley man is fighting for unemployment benefits after he was fired for using medical marijuana 13:05:41 kyler wortham, fired for medical marijuana use "they said that it doesn't matter if you have a license or not, it's still against their policy and they can't have me working here." the 'pit stop' car wash in henderson fired kyler wortham.. even though he's a licensed pot user. experts say the car wash didn't break the law. they can fire people for any reason as long as it's not discriminatory. wortham.. however.. was also denied unemployment benefits and has since filed an appeal. we spoke with an employment attorney who says these issues will probably be fought in court in the coming years. 15:46:13 paul padda, employment lawyer "i think we're in uncharted territory here with medical marijuana.
on the issue yet." because of the holiday.. we couldn't get in touch with 'pit stop' management or the state unemployment office. new information on a deadly accident involving a pedestrian who was hit and killed this morning along the 15 near jean. witnesses say they saw him walking in and out of traffic just before it happened.. but it's still unclear why. southbound traffic was backed up after the accident all the way to the st. rose turnoff. traffic flow is back to normal tonight. people living in an east las vegas neighborhood say their once quiet area is being destroyed by squatters. neighbors say it's happening at two homes on woodbridge.. near sahara and sloan. action news found the owner of one home. we learned he fell ill and moved in with his daughter a few years ago. she says she just learned about the squatters and had them evicted.. but the home was damaged. neighbors say there are still problems at the other house and
11:50:17:00 the quality of life here in the nieghborhood, you know you just bring in a bad element you know things are going to start getting robbed your home values are going to start going down. we called metro and county code enforcement to confirm.. but we couldn't get any information because of the holiday. las vegas mayor pro tem steven ross is holding a news conference tomorrow to make an announcement on the issue of solar panels on homes in las vegas. it following a recent ruling by the public utilities commission that lowered the kick-back to solar customers. the same ruling also prompted one major company.. solarcity.. to pack up and leave nevada. the news conference is set for 9:30 tomorrow morning at las vegas city hall. thousands of people lined the streets of downtown las vegas today to honor the life of dr. martin luther king, jr. the annual king day parade is now one of the city's biggest celebrations of he year. more than 100 floats.. marching bands.. performers and law enforcement took part. the parade also kicks-off a week of events honoring dr.
you can find a complete list of events on our website.. ktnv.com. church two people are caught on camera stealing money and a car. find out why a pastor says he's shocked about the crime. and.. a different kind of oscar buzz tonight. we'll explain why a lot of people are furious about who wasn't nominated.. instead of who was. bryan. 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.
his car and some money after a sunday service. police say this video shows two boys committing the crime. after the older boy walks out of the picture.. the younger one talks to reverend hebrew mcdonald in his office. it turns out.. it was all a distraction. the pastor says the boys took money out of his wife's purse, then took their car. he thinks one could be as young as 11.. but at this point.. they have not been arrested. a contact-13 consumer alert. trader joe's is recalling its store- brand raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination. the product was sent to stores in more than two dozen states. the company is pulling them from the shelves and asking customers to throw them out.. or return them to any trader joe's for a full refund. trader joe's says no one has gotten sick. they're just doing this out of an abundance of caution. some of hollywood's biggest names are promising to boycott the upcoming academy awards.. saying they're outraged over a 'lack of diversity' in this year's oscar nominations. abc's linsey davis has more on
nominations.. and the firestorm. tonight?more stars choose martin luther king day to take a stand about the lack of diversity in this year's academy award nominations sot - jada pinkett smith i will not be at the academy awards, and i won't be watching. on facebook today actress jada pinkett smith expressing her plans to boycott the show. also not attending, director spike lee who today released a statement questioning: how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white?" the hashtage oscarssowhite is trending again with the revelation that for the second year in a row only white actors have been considered for the most coveted award in hollywood. snubbed for nominations this year- idris elba, will smith and michael b. jordan in fact, the only nominee from creed's predominately black cast is sylvester stallone. who decides the nominees? it's a long-held secret?but a 2012 los angeles times investigation found academy voters are nearly
with blacks only accounting for about 2%. linsey davis tag: the big screen has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to tv--where a record 18 black authorities shut it down for a few days. the owner says he's had a successful run selling popcorn.. nachos.. hot dogs and sex toys. authorities had said the cart had an expired permit.. but it turns out the paperwork is current. the city's redevelopment commission is.. however.. asking for a list of everything the owner is selling. the latest developments now on a nasty winter storm hitting millions tonight. parts of illinois watched their temperatures plunge into the single digits for a second day in a row. michigan is also getting hit tonight. they've seen up to 16 inches of snow in just 24 hours. a break in the cold is expected
here at home.. it was all about tubing.. traffic and tickets on mount charleston today. because of the dr. king holiday.. thousands of people showed up to play in the snow.. but it also caused a traffic mess. by the end of the day.. nhp had to pull more than 15 cars from the snow. by noon.. they shut down lee canyon highway near foxtail due to limited parking. nhp also says illegal parking was a huge problem. on average.. they've written 70 to 75 tickets a day. senior sgt. thomas higgins, nevada highway patrol "we have had one instance where it complete blocked at the circle before the ski resort-- people had to push the car because it was on ice so the ambulance could come through" nhp also wants to remind everyone to pick up after themselves because many areas have been littered with trash on busy weekends. periods of cloudy conditions and slightly above average temps will be the there for most of this week.
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. still ahead on action news live at 11..
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early-week systems moves out tonight and another follows closely behind tomorrow. tomorrow's system will bring chances for rain and snow to upper 50s. by wednesday, high pressure successfully grow zinnia flowers finally tonight.. a look at the first ever-flower grown in space. astronauts on the international space station have been trying to pull this off for almost two years. the debut of the flower follows a few failed growth cycles. a recent nasa blog detailed
them back to life after mold developed on some of the leaves. scientists say the new breakthrough allows for a better understanding of how to grow plants in microgravity. that's our news for tonight.. but stay with us for jimmy kimmel live coming up next. our next reports begin at 4:30-am on good morning las vegas. thank you for watching.. and from all of us at action