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breaking overnight...your tax dollars wasted.
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searched a neighborhood for hours looking for a gunman who didn't exist. these fake calls keep happening and it's keeping our officers from focusing on real crimes. parker collins is in the neighborhood near sahara and sloan. parker you just talked to officers, and they say this is just neighbors fighting? parker adlibs scene that's right. officers tell me people in this home and another man have some beef. apparently they've called police several times on each other.
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like tonight... we heard reports of shots fired... and someone being chased.... but police can't find any proof that actually happened. at least half a dozen officers responded. sgt. jesse wiggins (bogus call 1) 38-43 there was a verbal argument, but there was no weapon involved at all. he basically made up the entire call. these people won't face charges or fines. but police put them on watch... any sort of slip up and there will be consequences. reporting live parker collins channel thirteen action news. sot: "and then i flipped you off and you're pulling me over for that?" a man gives some metro officers the bird... after he says they nearly caused him to crash his car. today he's meeting with his attorney to deal with his new citation for "improper use of a hand signal"
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confrontation. in the video you hear the cop tell him he's being cited, and luce says he was just excercising his first ammendment right. cop: "this is why you're getting charges because....if you wanna flip me off inside....that's all fine and dandy...." guy: "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." guy: "uh giving you a signal....." cop: "do it inside your vehicle" luce insists his hand never left the window. we weren't able to get a comment from metro yesterday, because it was a holiday. but today... luce says he'll be meeting with his attorney. action news will be there. we'll have updates on later newscasts, as well as ktnv.com shared 30 plus times 75 comments only on action news... the wife of the man nearly killed by a wrong way driver is speaking out...
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hospital. (stacey cope, wife of crash victim) "he's got big heavy thick bones and a lot of muscle and a lot of padding and that probably saved his life." brandon abernathy's jeep was mangaled. troopers say a suspected drunk driver was going the wrong way on the 215, near warm springs early sunday morning.. when he crashed into brandon's jeep. the driver is also recovering in the hospital and facing a
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(stacey cope, wife of crash victim) "i want everybody to know what this man did the choice that he made and the people that he hurt." abernathy was a highland games competitor. he's now recovering from broken bones, bruises and a cranial bleed. his family has set up a fundraising page for medical costs. the link is on our website... ktnv.com new overnight... ammon bundy leads a meeting with the community in oregon, and asks the ranchers there to cancel their leases with the government! bundy started off by showing a video of his dad's standoff in bunkerville, stressing that the time is now for ranchers to take back their rights. then, one of his fellow protestors told the group they need to stop paying grazing fees to the b-l-m... just like cliven bundy did back in 20-14. 22:57:19:25 "the reason that the bundys haven't lost the ranch is bcause they don't have the authority to take it." while some of the ranchers supported the idea, many of
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and here at home, our elected officials and public land activists are holding a rally... calling for the justice department to arrest cliven bundy, his sons.. and all their extremist followers. the group says its time for the government to take action against the protestors in oregon. they'll be meeting at "inside style" at charleston and las vegas boulevard at noon. leaders will be unveilling a big petition calling for the d-o-j to make the arrests. the battle over the solar industry has been non-stop recently, and this morning... las vegas city leaders are jumping in. mayor pro tem steven ross is scheduled to make an hall. he'll be talking about restoring and growing solar projects in the city. last week, the public utilities commission voted to approve the new solar rate changes, that many say will kill the industry in our state. time now is x:xx --- a community says homeless people have taken over their neighborhood. 11:24:13:00 it was a really nice neighborhood, really nice but over the years it just went
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police activity now they say they're living in fear, and ready to move... and they fear, and ready to move... and they want metro to do something about it. greg adlibs weather forecast tease matt damon movie crash at oakey and eastern. ahead today... the man charged with driving
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most people who sign up for health insurance on healthcare.gov qualify for financial help to make coverage more affordable, lowering their monthly premiums. many find low premium plans for less than $75 dollars a month. if you don't sign up,
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driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a mother and her daughter... is expected to learn his fate. police say back on christmas eve of 20-14... ray diokno was speeding and ran a red light near cheyenne and hualapai... crashing into another car. inside was an 81 year old woman and her 63 year old daughter who died. also today... authorities in texas are holding a hearing to try and
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couch's court proceedings from juvenile to adult court. couch himself is still in mexico. despite killing four people in a drunk driving accident, he only received probation after his lawyers argued that his wealthy upbringing left him unable to distinguish right from wrong. if the case does move to adult court, couch could get 120 days in jail for violating his
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giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase.
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happening right now... the coast guard and the marines are people living in an east las
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once quiet area is being destroyed by squatters! neighbors say it's happening at in two homes near sahara and sloan. our crews tracked down one of the owners. we learned he got sick and
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few years ago. she says learned about the problems at the other house, and they're worried about their safety. 11:21:45;00 the first concern is family you know whenever some of the thefts start happening, you just want to make sure all the doors are locked. we called metro and county code to get more information about the crimes in the neighborhood but their offices were closed because of the holiday. time now is x:xx --- coming up at 6-30 a man outraged because he lost his job for smoking pot. he has a medical card... so can they legally just let him go? when you ask.. we investigate! and chopper 13 is on explosion watch right now.. it's all for the new bourne
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girl who's life was changed when she got a prosthetic hand
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students at unlv. this morning at 11, her mom will be speaking to bishop rmanstudents... about some of haley's big moments... like throwing out the first pitch at the oriole's game. the students just used their 3-d printer to create 4 prosthetic hands, and now they want to make one for someone
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a popular messaging app is now free! and microsoft is bringing back its iconic "word flow"
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here's abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson with the details. < in today's tech bytes..."whats app" users.. now one dollar richer. facebook has announced that its popular instant messaging app... which had been charging an annual subscription fee... will now be free to use. microsoft.. possibly planning to bring its "word flow" keyboard to i-phone and android devices. an online report claims that the company is planning to make the swype-to-text keyboard available later this year. "word flow" won a guinness world record in 2014 for being the fastest software keyboard. and there's big news for "minecraft" fans. nintendo has announced that the first episode in the "minecraft: stories" series... will launch this thurday for the wee-you. additional episodes... selling for five dollars a piece... will be released in the coming weeks. those are your tech bytes.
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> time now is x:xx --- first responders rush to the strip, after hearing a woman drove her car right into crowds of people. it was a horrific scene that stretched down las vegas boulevard, and a difficult one for firsttresponders. but today.. we're saying thank you to the men and women who saved dozens of lives that night. happening right now... parts of the strip are closed
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happening right now... parts of the strip are closed off or hollywood! they're
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do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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parts of the strip are closed off for hollywood! they're filming the new bourne movie, and our crews are right there in the middle of the action. a man says he was lost his job because he smokes marijuana. he does have a medical card... so can his work legally fire him? we've got the answer and all your top headlines... but first greg, what's the forecast looking like? happening right now...
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film the new matt damon
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yasmeen hassan is live on the strip. yasmeen i'm watching the view from the chopper13. what does it look like out from the ground? for hours and hours overnight, police say your tax dollars were being wasted, because
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911 calls about shootings in one neighborhood. it's infuriating...because it keeps officers from handling real crime. parker collins is live near sahara and sloan where it
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parker you spoke with officers, and they're tired of our money and their time being wasted! parker adlibs scene that's right. officers tell me people in this home and another man have some beef. apparently they've called police several times on each other. the claims are usually made up... like tonight... we heard reports of shots fired... and someone being chased.... but police can't find any proof that actually happened. at least half a dozen officers responded. (bogus call 5) 25-36 "this residence has ben kind of a problem area for us. all parties have benn advised if citationsor arrests are applicable in the future--they'll happen." these people won't face charges or fines. but police put them on watch... any sort of slip up and there will be consequences. reporting live parker collins channel thirteen action news. a man says he's fighting for unemployment benefits after
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fired for using medical marijuana. kyler wortham says he was let go from the "pit stop car wash" in henderson, even though he's a licensed pot user. 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 that i need, i'm treated different." experts tell us the car wash didn't break any laws... they can fire people for any reason they want as long as it's not discriminatory. what makes wortham really upset is he was denied unemployment benefits, and now he's filing an appeal. we spoke to an employment lawyer who says these issues will probably be fought in court in the coming years. our crews will be reaching out to the unemployment office today, to get a comment on the issue. meanwhile, some local dispensaries just started their first harvest of the year. most dispensaries have to get their products from pahrump or
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but nevada organic remedies tells us by growing it themselves... they have better control over what they offer their patients. take sot andrew jolley ceo, nevada organic remedies 19:43:15:02 it's important for us because we can choose to which strains and which strains are used to treat different illnesses... like parkinson's, cancer or epilepsy. outrage is growing in michigan this morning... over that lead water crisis. the governor is getting ready for his state of the state address tonight, where he'll be greated by protestors! (nat sot) "arrest rick snyder, arrest rick snyder" celebrities and even presidential candidates are joining in the call for action against governor rick snyder. he responded on twitter last night saying, finger pointing from political candidates only distracts from solving the flint water crisis." the state is facing a lawsuit claiming they knew switching the water source to the flint river in 20-14 would lead to contamination. this morning, one american is
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the way, after being held prisoner in iran for years. take a look at this picture showing the washington post reporter reunited with his family at a u-s military base in germany, after spending 544 days in prison a former marine also getting a warm welcome from his loved ones. he was behind bars for more than 4 years! and a pastor's family couldn't believe that they were finally getting their father back. naghmeh abedini / wife of saeed abedini i told my kids, i woke them up and i said daddy is released from prison you are going to see him soon. a student from boston is the first person to get back to the u-s. hey guys... while everyone is rejoicing this morning about those americans coming home, there is one family who's not happy at all... and i just got to listen to part of their interview with good morning american. former fbi agenet bob levinson disappeared in iran almost 9 years ago. the white house says he was working a rogue undercover cia mission.
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because the white house never told them about the prisoner swap. they had to hear the news on t-v! christine levinson: (03:05:20) i'm very disappointed. i feel extremely betrayed by them. they have done nothing to get in touch with me other than after i asked them to. (butted with) dan levinson: (03:05:37) we had been given assurances over the years that my dad would be a top priority to get him home as much as everybody else, if not more, because he's been held for almost nine years. a senior administration official just told abc news that levinson was part of the negotiations, but that the us does not know why he was not ultimately included in the swap. you can hear more of that emotional interview coming up on good morning america. a swat situation in a north las vegas neighborhood is over. it started yesterday afternoon when officers were called out to a domestic situation near lake mead and civic center. when they got there, the man
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in to help search for him. about three hours later the man surrendered. he and a woman were both taken into custody. a horrifying scene on the strip... masses of people injured and one woman killed after a woman drives her car into the crowds on las vegas boulevard. this morning... clark county commissioners are recognizing metro, clark county fire department and umc for their hard work and life-saving efforts during that car crash. dozens of people were rushed to the hospital, and others had to be treated right at the scene. time now is x:xx --- up next an upsetting 24 hours for people in mountain's edge. not one but two cars stolen on the same day. but wait until you hear how the cars were taken. that's even more shocking! greg adlibs weather forecast tease choper 13 just got to a crash just reported at lone mountain
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from the air to the ground we've got you covered. our live drive is at an accident at eastern and oakey... good morning, coming up on gma - outrage over that prisoner swap with iran - this morning, we hear from the family of the former fbi agent still imprisoned - nearly a decade after he was captured. next, on gma. you can save over 500 bucks when you switch to progressive. that's a fact.
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standing by for fun. studio! plus hot new happenings in sin city that's all today at 2 on valley view live. we're ending the work week with
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right now... people living in mountain's edge say they fear for their safety, after two cars are
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both happened scapitan way and blue diamond. neighbors tell us around 6, a domino's driver parked his car and left it running while he went to deliver his pizza. when he got to the front door, he turned around and saw don't know. i have a daughter and a young granddaughter that live with us, and to know that something like that happened in our neighborhood, that's scary." and stole the car that was in the garage. tonight... the runnin' rebels are hoping to keep up their new winning
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todd simon. unlv's men's basketball team is facing off against utah state, in utah tonight at 6. this is their first away game with their new coach, and we're wishing them good luck! the cinncinatti reds team will induct pete rose into its hall of fame during in junhe, bypassing the usual election process and changing its rule barring those on baseball's permanently ineligible list from induction. in december, major league baseball commissioner rob manfred denied rose's request to be lifted from baseball's banned list. we were there when pete rose had a press conference here in las vegas.. he was upset at the decision. executive officer bob castellini and reds hall of fame director rick walls will hold a press conference tuesday
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celebrities are now boycotting the academy awards, after another year of no diversity in the nominees... it's now trending this morning. actress jada pinkett smith and director spike lee, say they will not attend the oscars this year. the backlash is because all of the actors and actresses nominated in the major categories are white. the president of the academy responding on twitter last night saying, she was heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion, and says it's time for big changes. and eagles fans are in mourning right now, grieving the loss of the band's front man glenn frey. frey passed away yesterday from complications from rhuematd arthritis and pneumonia, at the age of 67. the singer wrote or co-wrote almost every eagles hit from hotel californa to take it easy.
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honored at the hard rock. they have a guitar signed by the eagles on display in the front for fans. you can check out all of the stories trending today... just head to our website ktnv.com time now is x:xx --- coming up... a final check of your coming up... a final check of your tuesday morning forecast. plus and update on all the breaking news our team is following-- parker? and chopper 13... over the 95... giving us a better look at how
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parts of las vegas boulevard are shut down because of filming for the new matt damon movie.. yasmeen hassan has been down there all morning long watching the action.. yasmeen you've seen some pretty
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for hours and hours overnight, police say your tax dollars
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for hours and hours overnight, police say your tax dollars were being wasted, because they keep getting fake 911 calls about shootings in one neighborhood. it's infuriating...because it keeps officers from handling real crime. parker collins is live near sahara and sloan where it happened. parker you spoke with officers, and they're tired of our money and their time being wasted! parker adlibs scene that's right. officers tell me people in this home and another man have some beef. apparently they've called police several times on each other. the claims are usually made up... like tonight... we heard reports of shots fired... and someone being chased.... but police can't find any proof that actually happened. at least half a dozen officers responded. (bogus call 6)26- "we have an understanding with this residence that if we can cite
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so." these people won't face charges or fines. but police put them on watch... any sort of slip up and there will be consequences. reporting live parker collins channel thirteen action news. breaking right now... the supreme court has agreed to an election-year review of president barack obama's executive orders to allow up to 5 million immigrants to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the united states. the justices say they will consider un-doing lower court rulings that blocked the plan from taking effect. the case probably will be argued in april and decided by late june. thanks for watching good morning las vegas.. do something positive today..
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good morning, america. the west coast slammed by another storm this morning. the bay area on alert this morning. more than a foot of snow in the mountains. the midwest to the east coast in a deep freeze. the coldest air of the season
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