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building by someone with a gun. training because of the increase in active shooter situations around the country.. some small businesses here in the valley are taking precautions.. and preparing for the worst. a training session was held today.... by the chamber of commerce and law enforcement. action news reporter..... marissa kynaston tells us.... how a tragic event years ago..... helped encourage one business owner.... to go to the training. sot carol ong, mdl group ceo that was something that will be with me a very long time. it may have been 15 years ago-- but carol ong remembers this-- like it was yesterday. a man walked into the albertsons near sahara and valley view-- killing an employee-- then himself. ong is the property manager of that grocery store. sot ong clearly devastating to the employees of the grocery store thats why she's here today-- she says she wished her employees had active shooter training several years ago. and now-- just over a month after a man walked into a san bernardino company party-- and killed 14 people-- this type of training-- is even more
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sot officer bert hughes, metro police department it can happen anywhere and anywhere, we've seen it across the country and across the world law enforcement and the city teamed up for todays active shooter training for small businesses-- in case something like san bernardino were to ever happen here in las vegas. the training is something people like ong will take back to their employees. sot ong added security, it's one of those, knowledge is power, and to have that in your tool box to have as a resource and to give people answers where to go, and that's what this is all about marissa tag metro suggested that all businesses-- no matter the size-- adopt a safety plan. reporting in downtown-- mk-- ch13an. part of a street in summerlin will soon disappear. clark county officials have voted to hand over homestretch road to faith luthern middle and high school. the street seperates the school's existing campus and the land they just bought for
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earlier proposals considered moving the street itself or building a bridge. today.. county commissioners voted to get rid of the street alltogether. now... for the latest developments.... on "the state of emergency"... in flint, michigan. governor rick snyder has promised to release e-mails today..... that could shed new light..... on who is to blame.... for the water crisis.... in the city. the governor is under fire.... for his handling of the issue. he has now apologized... and... blames government failure..... for the lead contamination..... that left the city's water un-drinkable. the president weighed in... on the issue today.... while in detroit. (president obama) "you can't short change basic services that we provide to our people and that we together provide as a government to make sure that the public health and safety is preserved." attorneys filed a class action lawsuit against the governor.... as well as.... city and state officials.. many residents say.... they've experienced all sorts of medical problems..... since the city switched its water source....
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as a cost- cutting measure. an action news update now on the search for 12 marines off the coast of hawaii. the coast guard has now made the tough call to suspend the search. the marines were onboard two helicopters that collided in mid-air last thursday. the marine corps is now involved in the salvage operation.. and the investigation into the cause of the crash. the death toll now stands at 20 in northwestern pakistan.. after 4 gunmen opened fire on a university campus. authorities say the attackers were also armed with grenades. 50 people were wounded. all 4 attackers were killed. a pakistani taliban affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack. a developing story... tonight!!! a tenured professor.... at kent state university... in ohio is under f-b-i investigation.... for potential ties.... to "isis". kent state university associate professor... julio pino (peen-yo) is under fbi investigation..... for possible ties... to "isis". the f-b-i probe came to light.... after the editor of a student
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the school paper.... "the daily kent stater".... posted pino's interview on-line. he denied.... supporting the terror group. i have not broken the law. i don't advocate that anyone else break the law. in october -2- thousand -11-... pino got media attention..... after shouting "death to israel"..... at a public lecture..... given by a former israeli diplomat..... who was visiting campus. pino blamed his rhetoric.... for possibly sparking.... the f- b-i investigation. an update tonight on the fight against terror. the pentagon now says american forces can pursue isis in afghanistan. under previous rules of engagement.. troops could only go after isis elements that posed a threat to u- s forces in the area.. or if it was part of a bigger counterterrorism mission. a trial date has been set for a las vegas man.... accused of posting facebook threats.... against president obama. the trial for tyrone pont-thee-ew is set for.... april -18-th. prosecutors say..... in that post....
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-14-.... he asked people to shoot political leaders... including the president... and to use a wood-chipper. he pleaded not guilty.... to those charges... last june. we're down to less than two weeks before the iowa caucuses.. the frontrunners are feeling the heat.. and running hard for votes. republican donald trump was back on the campaign trail today after a big endorsement from sarah palin. trump did some stumping in iowa before joining the former alaska governor for an event in oklahoma. many political analysts say palin's endorsement is extremely valuable. dowd: keep in mind that sarah palin is more popular than any republican candidate running for president right now among republicans. on the democratic side.. a new poll shows bernie sanders with an almost insurmountable 30-point lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire. another shocker- 91 percent of new hampshire democrats have a favorable view of sanders.. compared to only 65 percent for clinton. and.. polling in iowa shows sanders is now within striking distance of winning.
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have the momentum, and i think we stand a very good chance to win in both states. the clinton campaign is now informing clinton's big donors there is.. quote: a real possibility we could lose those contests. bike sharing programs are popping up.... all over the country... and now... one is coming to las vegas. action news reporter... yasmeen hassan has all the details. david swallow senior director of engineering and tech. 8:15:38 05 ((it's a great way to go explore a little bit quicker than on foot and certainly more comfortable.)) getting around town is about to get easier - and greener. the regional transportation commission has just approved the city's first bike sharing system. 180 bikes will be stationed all over downtown las vegas. you can pick one up....ride around....and then drop it off at a station that's close to where you want to go. 8:17:45 12 ((what people are looking for are choices and especially when you're in an area like downtown and you have so many attractions that are relatively close to one another, you want to enable
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attractions and that's what a bike share system does.)) the details haven't been finalized yet... ....but it is expected to cost around 80 bucks a year. that will give you unlimited rides - for up to 30 minutes. the idea is to help the environment, connect people to the community, an dsave you the hassel of lugging around your own equipment. 8:16:21 07 ((as opposed to having your own bike where you worry about things now you just return it and you're done with it. so it's really just a shorterm the end of august... ....but hopefully - the program will expand all over town. from the ktnv roof yasmeen hassan channel 13 action news. breaking news in the sports world. the buffalo bills football team just tweeting out.. that kathryn smith has been picked to be their special teams quality coach.. making her the first female full time coach in nfl history. that's the latest from the breaking news center. the affordable care act is having some negative consequences on some of the
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providers. up next in financial focus.. find out why one major health care company says it's considering some drastic steps to offset a loss of about 1-billion dollars. plus... more hollywood a-listers are now speaking out about the controversy.... over the lack of diversity.... at the oscars... hear what one major hollywood director is proposing.... to try and fix the problem, next. bryan? in tonight's financial focus...
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nasdaq -5 sp500 -22 all of the big local gaming stocks lost ground again today. everyone down between 3 and 5%. the nation's largest health insurer expects to lose nearly a billion dollars over two years because of obamacare. united health group says it lost close to half-billion dollars last year.. and expects a bigger hit in 2016. the insurance giant blames higher than expected claims from enrollees in obamacare exchange programs.
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expensive medical services are signing up during the so-called special enrollment period. now.. united health group says it's considering dropping out of all obamacare exchanges in 2017. a red flag for automakers as they look to boost sales. a new study by the university of michigan found more young adults are not getting their driver's licenses. slightly more than 75-percent of people ages 20 to 24 have a driver's license. that's down sharply from 1982.. when 90% of adults in that age group had a license. experts say one reason for the decline could be the rise in ride sharing services like uber and lyft.. which provide a reasonable option to driving for many young people. that's tonight's 'financial focus.' let's go to bryan scofield and 'weather first.' . another storm system is pushing onto the west coast right now
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northern california and oregon. it'll basically work to throw high clouds over las vegas for thursday and friday, keeping temperatures mild but not bringing the chance for any rain just yet. temperatures will hang in the upper 50s to about 60 for the las vegas valley for thursday and friday. saturday another system will push into the area which will have a little more moisture and energy associated with it. that means there's a slight chance for rain showers with this weekend's storm especially saturday night as the tail end of the cold front drags through the area. ahead of the front winds will be pretty gusty with peak gusts to out of the southwest to 35mph or so with northwest winds gusting to 30mph as the front passes saturday night
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sunday dry air will filter in behind the departing system allowing for clearer skies and cooler temperatures, with highs peaking in the mid and upper 50s sunday and monday. jennifer lopez is getting set to make her grand entrance.....
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of her upcoming residency.... at "planet hollywood". action news anchor.... jacqui heinrich is live from the red carpet.... at planet hollywood.... for tonight's star-studded jacqui? more of hollywood's -a- listers
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out... about the lack of diversity.... in this year's oscar nominations! one of those critics is director.... spike lee. he sat down for an exclusive interview.... with abc news... and... as brandi hitt reports... lee says... the problem is about more.... than just the oscars. sot -- spike lee, film director // "we're not coming - not going!" 2 movie director -- spike lee -- is taking a clear stance... not attending next month's oscars... but clarified on "good morning america"... he's also not urging anyone to follow him. sot -- spike lee, film director // "i have never used the word boycott." 2 the honorary oscar recipient and two- time nominee... joins a growing list of stars speaking out about the lack of diversity. for a second consecutive year? all 20 oscar nominees in the acting categories are white. sot -- whoopi goldberg, "the view" co-host, former oscars host // "why is this a conversation we only have once a year?" 2 whoopi goldberg -- speaking out on the view... and british actor idris elba -- to nurture our diverse talent."
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clooney -- tells "variety" -- "i think that african americans have a real fair point that the industry isn't representing them well enough." sot -- lesley messer, abc news digital entertainment editor white the oscars have been for quite some time... but this year it's reached a fever pitch. there's no way hollywood can ignore it at this point." 9 in a statement? president -- cheryl boone isaacs - who is, herself, black, promises the academy "is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership." sot -- spike lee, film director // "it goes further than the academy award coming up later.. in tonight's abc primetime lineup on channel 13: at 8 -- the middle at 8:30 -- the goldbergs at 9 -- modern family at 9:30 -- black-ish at 10 -- american crime then on action news.. live at 11.. 22:31 darcy stand-up tease:
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dirty dining for the second time in half a year. find out why health inspectors say the risk for foodborne illness here is out of control. join me on action news live at 11. coming up in tonight's health report.. milli we'll take a look.... at the dangers they pose for children.... and... what parents need to be aware of. n3(zsi*p= on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo.
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and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for
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their own rules.but... not everyone should drink them. in tonight's health minute... holly firfer looks at the dangers of energy drinks and children. energy drinks - they're cheap, high- octane, and readily available in stores maybe too readily available a recent study found that over 40% of all energy drink-related calls to poison control centers in the u-s were for kids under 6 - many of them suffering serious nervous system and heart symptoms. can or a bottle of an energy drink could have as much as 500mg of caffeine which is
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so way higher than you'd want a child to have. sometimes these drinks aren't labeled well, so you don't see what the ingredients can be, including the high amounts of caffeine, and a the child may think it's the same as any type overconsumption for kids, and even adults varies from the minor... they could even be more serious like problems with your heart rhythym, where your heart is irregular, it beats too fast or even seizures. the risks are particularly high, she says, for kids who already take stimulant medications for things like a-d-h-d, and older kids who may mix the energy drinks with alcohol. but it's not just the caffeine and other stimulants raising concerns... the drinks are also often filled with sugar. (dr. jennifer shu, pediatrician) too much of that sugar can cause weight gain as well as (dr. fruit juice. you really don't need what's marketed as sports drinks with electrolytes unless you're doing some really vigorous physical exercise. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer. and.. some good news for people here in the valley. the county is adding a third e-m-s provider.
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henderson based "community ambulance" will begin responding to emergency calls. under the new 10-year agreement.. it shouldn't take more than 12 minutes to respond to most emergency calls. if an ambulance is late the company that was supposed to respond will be fined. bryan has another look at your forecast.... in just a bit. you're watching channel 13 action news. another storm system is pushing onto the west coast right now bringing rain and wind to northern california and oregon.
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throw high clouds over las vegas for thursday and friday, keeping temperatures mild but las vegas valley for thursday saturday night as the tail end into sunday morning. sunday dry air will filter in behind the departing system that's action news for now..
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we hope to see you again later tonight.... for action news.. live at 11. thank you for joining us. "inside edition" is next. have a great evening.. breaking news on nevada
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road trip. sarah palin hits the campaign trail with donald trump. >> no more pussyfooting around. >> and what she's saying today after the shocking arrest of her son. >> i guess it's kind of elephant in the room. >> police say he threatened to kill himself. then, how he did it. >> just had to do something.
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