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safe and cleared." it actually led to more than 160- crashes, including one death. forecasters say washington d-c could possibly get a record-breaking 30- inches of the white stuff by sunday. we'll have much more on this storm, coming up in our next half hour. let's get back to our local weather. don't pack away the umbrellas. there's another storm moving in, let's get all the details with meteorologist greg bennett. we have a brief pause in between fronts within southern nevada. partly cloudy skies will still be common today with high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. winds will be mild but rain chances will be lacking. we will hold this patter through friday but by saturday night, a new front begins to pass overhead. breaking right now -- a
in northwestern arizona, near phoenix. it happened near luke air force base. heres a live look, as our helicopter from our sister station in phoenix is on the way. right now, we only know the pilot was on board. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crash. search crews are out right now trying to find the wreckage and any survivors. a zoo employee is in the hospital...after falling into a gorilla enclosure! you can see firefighters helping that man out.
zoo around 8-30 this morning. zoo officials say the employee was never in danger. it's unclear how the fall happened, but we're told that worker is in fair condition. back here at home, right now, the search is on for a shooter on the run! police say two men were fighting early this morning near lake mead and hollywood, when one of them pulled out a gun and started firing. jose hernandez // lvmpd 14:25:15 -- 14:25:22 "we did receive...to come out here." investigators are also trying to find out how these people fighting were related. the victim was shot in the leg, and should be ok. if you have any information, give crime stoppers a call. right now, a robbery suspect is on the run, and metro is asking for your help finding him. take a good look at your screen. police say the man entered a business near rainbow and charleston with a weapon and stole several items. if you recognize him, call metro or crime stoppers at
right now, investors are keeping a close eye on wall street. the dow is up about 147 points. at its worst, the dow was down more than 500-points yesterday...because of falling oil prices. also causing the roller coaster is the uncertainty in china's markets. but experts want to stress...don't take your money out. it looks bad now, but actually stocks are up 40- percent in the last 5-years. in just hours, republican presidential candidate donald trump kicks off a rally at the south point. doors actually just opened, but the event doesn't start until one. action news has a crew there, we're live-streaming the rally on our website. so far, trump is dominating the polls...especially after that big endorsement from sarah palin. she's joining trump on the road. and meantime, more and more prominent republicans are turning their back on ted cruz. first it was iowa's governor, and now former republican presidential nominee bob dole. that's frustrating the texas senator.
establishment is rushing over to support donald trump. a new c-n-n poll has trump leading over cruz in new hampshire. on the democratic side, former president bill clinton is in town, campaigning for his wife hillary. he'll be speaking at the "advanced technologies academy" on vegas drive, near rancho. doors open at 6-30, and the event starts at 7-15. you can r-s-v-p for this one, on hillary's website. and the campaign is back on for fellow g-o-p hopeful ben carson. he put his campaign on hold... after 3 volunteers and a staffer were involved in a bad crash in iowa tuesday. one of the volunteers... a 25- year old man from texas... died from his injuries. ahead today, do you want the clark county school district to be broken up into smaller precincts? today, you can let school district leaders know what you think. henderson is hosting a feedback meeting tonight from 4:30 to 6:30 at the convention center. if you can't make it, there's an online survey.
website. if you'r looking to buy a new home with solar panels, one woman has a warning for you. rachel mckinnon says she just closed a 20-year lease on a new home with solar panels. then a week later, public utilities commissioners adopted that new net metering policy... which increases fees for solar users and reduces the rate n-v energy pays them for their excess energy. she had no idea any of this was going on... until she got a letter from her solar provider, sunrun. "if this has been going on for months, you know, they could have provided documentation as to what was going on then let me make the decision instead of signing a 20-year lease." (from 6pm pkg) rachael mckinnon angry homeowner we spoke to sunrun.... who says customers who signed a lease before january first will maintain their original energy rates. years of death and crashes... finally we're seeing some change. it's an intersection we've reported on a lot. action news reporter parker collins is there now at lake mead and sloan.
just a few hours ago... this started working. they turned on a brand new traffic light. this is a very busy place with a bad history. we've reported on bad wrecks right here... in 2012 someone put out a petition for change here. we even did a little investigative work on why nothing was being done... turns out talks between the county and n dot weren't doing anything. people here say the change is long overdue. donovan matthews, pedestrian 8:40:50-8:40:56 "there's a light now so people know when to stop instead of just... they in a hurry they want to make the crosswalk and stuff. they don't see people going." money for this comes from fuel revenue indexing. that's money you're paying at the pump. reporting live parker collins channel thirteen action news. a snowboarder is almost buried alive in a california avalanche.. now the ski resort is speaking
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ts - bleep? more tumbling :05 - :22 take a look-- a snowboarder escapes being buried alive during an avalanche! but christian mares can't celebrate too much, he's being investigated for trespassing. a california ski resort near lake tahoe contends mare triggered that avalanche... putting himself and others at risk. he could face charges, but, mares says he didn't know the area was closed. an action news update now on that deadly greyhound bus accident in california. state and federal investigators have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors. but they're still looking into driver fatigue.
investigators he was tired and stopped for coffee just 30-miles before the accident. the crash yesterday in san jose killed two people, and hurt several others. traffic lights in part of the mountain's edge community have been dark for weeks, and people living there are fighting for them to be fixed. early last year, the traffic lights at buffalo and gomer... and buffalo and blue diamond were knocked down in car crashes. and they still haven't been fixed. it is right next to a very busy crosswalk 14 that does not have any signal or lights associated with it 20 so it is very dangerous to have that not lit up properly 24 we reached out to the developer... who says they've been trying to fix the lights, but they've been delayed. they say they're facing road blocks from insurance companies that should be giving them funding... as well as other construction projects. front after front continue to develop within the pacific northwest and track east/southeast. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies will be common for southern nevada as a whole with
to the mountains and potentially red rock today. temperatures do fall slightly as compared to yesterday's high temperatures; we will hover in the upper 50s this afternoon but by tomorrow, temperatures rebound back to the low and potentially mid 60s. there is a discrepancy in our models for tomorrow afternoon in regards to another front passing overhead. most information points to energy build to the north of clark county; allowing for rain and snow, a couple models however, are pushing in a small rain chance through las vegas. there is not a lot of support to go with these two models but we will be monitoring the front none-the-less.
have only partly cloudy skies for tomorrow afternoon. not much changes as we move through into the weekend, with a third front passing, winds pick up saturday but dwindle down for by saturday night. partly cloudy skies hold with highs in the 60s clear into next week. we have a brief pause in between fronts within southern nevada. winds will be mild but rain chances will be lacking. arizona, where an f-16 fighter jet has crashed. it happened near luke air force base...about 120-miles from phoenix. right now, we only know the pilot was on board. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crash. search crews are out right now trying to find the wreckage and any survivors.
this is how it's got to be...first of all i won't take you cheating on me." jennifer lopez has officially taken over planet hollywood! ceasars sent us this video from her first night on the axis stage. but before... the singing super star kicked off her new show... celebrities filled the red carpet event. our crews were there to catch it all. back-up dancer, casper smart. shes definitely excited, its been months of rehearsal, planning and pre production before that so shes ready" and it looks like everything went off without a hitch! her residency runs runs now through february 9th, and then picks back up again in may and june. tanning beds have been linked
but a new study is finding the trend is linked to a scary, new behavior! coming up in today's health report, we'll tell you who is most at risk of this association. and 86-millions are living with pre- diabetes, but don't even know. we'll tell you the simple steps to identify if you have it. stay with us. in today's health report...
a new study found your fitness levels while you're younger may actually be more important than your weight...when it comes to your blood pressure. a new study out of sweden found overweight teens with low fitness levels were three times more likely to risk having high blood pressure later in life. researchers recommend kids should exercise 90-minutes a day. for the study, researchers followed a million-and-a-half men from their teens to middle-age. a lot of women going through menopause have hot flashes.
relieve that symptom -- acupuncture! researchers had more than 300-women undergo the ancient treatment, and 40-percent reported improvement. but doctors also say, don't shy away from trying traditional methods too, like hormone therapy. one in three americans have this disease, but don't even know it. we're talking about pre-diabetes, and there's a new campaign to raise awareness about it. here's abc's dr. richard besser with the simple test from the centers of disease control- dr. richard besser :40 - 1:08 "if you're a man...most like you." if you're holding up more than 5 fingers, then you're at an
if you're holding up more than 5 fingers, then you're at an increased risk of pre-diabetes. pre-diabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal. and 30-percent of people with it, will eventually develop type-2 diabetes in 5-years. here at home -- a line of herbal cough medicine is being pulled off the shelves...becuase it was found to contain morphine. that medicine is licorice coughing liquid. it's made by master herbs, and sold in chinese grocery stores here in nevada. if you bought the product, you're told to return it to the store immediately. now an important warning for parents on indoor tanning-- a new study is linking your teens' time in the tanning booth to substance abuse of drugs and alcohol. the study was done by c-u anschutz. researchers say both indoor tanning and drug use activate addictive pathways in the brain. and it's not just happening in women, the study also found
anabolic steroid use and indoor tanning especially among men. more than 12-thousand high school students in colorado were studied. a new program at a community college is going viral online, but not for the reasons they expected. still ahead -- why it's so controversial, and how the school is trying to calm the waters.
and as you know february is black history month. but a college in oregon is introducing another cultural heritage month in april. it's "whiteness history month," and it's raising some eyebrows. here's emily sinovic with details on the event and reaction from students. < (reporter) "have you heard about this?" (james abbot/student) "no i have not. i think would fall into that category." (mos student) "does it have to be call whiteness month? it's weird." some (kurt simondspcc dean of instruction) "i think we need to clarify the purpose of the white history month project. it's an invitation to a dialogue about whiteness the construction of whiteness. politically and socially." kurt
instruction at pcc. he tells me the college is weathering a storm of strong reaction from folks who don't' understand the title. he says that was the idea...to stir up a conversation. (bri williams/student) "at think this point in time a lot of people don't' want to talk about it because it's ugly. but it's necessary it's happening. we're in a city that's heavily gentrified. so i think it's something that needs to be talked about and needs to be acknowledged." most students we met felt race relations is not a serious problem on campus. (minyana bishop) "i think it's pretty open i think it's changed a lot. i'm from the neighborhood, i went to jefferson a predominantly all black school. now here i am at pcc and it's definitely blended. but even the students who feel comfortable here say there's always room for improvement. (minyana bishop) "like she said we talk about black history month we celebrate it. i'm actually both, black and white. i think it is a good need." > the college is currently confirming speakers and working out the details of special events for its whiteness history month. a lot more news coming up at
faith lutheran is expanding, and it's caused a huge fight between safety and convenience. find out who's coming out victorious -- the school or the community? sot alice berney/ wjla012016362 @01:02: i thought as soon as i got on the road that this was going to be a bad idea but first, the east coast is on blizzard watch. america's capital is crippled already, with whiteout conditions causing wreck after wreck. hello, i'm todd quinones. thanks for joining us on this second half of action news live at midday. and i'm dayna rosselli. and the worst is yet to come. the mid-atlantic area is expected to get 2-feet of snow by tomorrow. here's abc's lana zak is tracking the storm.
blizzard--with a trial run. mayor sot less than 2 inches of snow falling wednesday evening, leading to this-- quick sot: almost wrecked twice, almost seen another wreck, it's been crazy and this-- sot dc driver -it was pretty rough driving home // took him an hour to get four miles, then we decided to walk, and it's pretty icy on the roads too when you're walking. even the president himself while residents prepared for the impending storm, many on social media were frustrated by the preparation--or lack of it--on the roads. this person, taking aim at the virginia department of transportation "vdot needs to get salt on the roads!" those first snowflakes snarled roads, and with forecasters predicting up to 2 feet of snow in the midatlantic this weekend-- grocery shelves have been picked bare, snow shovels are in short supply-- sot ayd popular guy in town. sot nash -"i'm the only one on my block with a snow blower."
> and because of those storms, american, southwest and delta airlines have already issued travel waivers to passengers. so some good news if you have to fly back east this weekend. but, you must fly between thursday and sunday to be eligible. the waiver rules differ by airline, so be sure to check with your carrier. here at home, taking a live look outside -- we could be seeing our own snow and rain! as for when they're set to arrive, let's send things over to the man with the answers...meteorologi st greg
heavy clouds are expected all day saturday and sunday morning with possible rain saturday night into sunday morning. afternoon into monday morning. high pressure looks to build in for a few days next week; holing off any new forming fronts from the pacific. now to the latest developments out of michigan and that water crisis -- lawmakers approved 28-millions dollars in emergency funding to deal with that lead contamination in the city's tap water. but the flint mayor says that's just a drop in the bucket. he says it's going to take at least a billion dollars.
the mayor be jailed. (melissa mays/ flint water water. we don't want that. we want our pipes replaced. we want medical help, we want it now. and then i want to see him deposed and i want to se the truth come out of him and he--ultimately i would like to see him in jail." the city's problem began in 20- 14... when the state temporarily switched the city's water source to the flint river to save money. a breaking news update now... on that zoo employee who fell into a gorilla enclosure in los angeles. we've just learned that employee is in fair condition, possibly with a broken femur. you can see firefighters helping that man out earlier this morning. it's unclear how the fall happened. here at home -- faith lutheran is celebrating today... after winning a long battle with the people living in peccole ranch. you may remember the two were fighting over homestretch drive... the street runs on the school's campus and on land designated for the school's expansion. faith lutheran wanted to move
community instead wanted to build a bridge. well, commissioners settled it all yesterday...voting to get rid of the street. now, neighbors are upset because the decision came before the school even gave a final drawing of their plans. susan calder / lives nearby you didnt get to see a final plan today, what do you think about that? i'm really disappointed because i feel like we have no control of what's happening to our land." the school agreed to use part of the property for pedestrians and cyclists, and more importantly for emergency vehicle access. because without homestretch drive, there's no shortcut to hualapai. new information on squatters who have taken over a vacant business area-- we spoke to the county commissioners, and here's how they're fixing the problem. there are now boards up to keep the squatters away...near sahara and maryland parkway. people in the area say the problem started just a month ago after a re- model. county commissioner chris ) says the county needs to be more aggressive in dealing with squatters.
county commissioner 18.11.43.00 "i've directed building department. i do not want any extensions in time. i want them fined, and i want them to have to, we'll pay for it and then get the money back out of them if they want to be that type of a lousy owner." other business owners tell us they feel safer now that they know the problem is being taken care of. businesses in town to be prepared. the chamber and law enforcement hosted an active shooter training session yesterday. here's what they say are your options, if you're confronted with an active shooter-- run, hide or fight. officials say they wanted to focus on small businesses, since they make up such a large portion of downtown, and can be the most vulnerable to an attack. ahead today, do you feel like there's been more crime than ever in summerlin recently? leaders and law enforcement are coming together to try and help teach people how to prevent these crimes. the event is being held at the durango hills ymca from 6 to 7 tonight. it's free and open to the public. we know now when las vegas headliner celine dion will
the singer is scheduled to resume her residency at caesars on february 23rd. dion put her shows on hold last week after her husband... rene angelil...passed away after a long battle with cancer. then, just two days later, her brother also died from cancer. still ahead on action news... we've seen the videos of hoverboards exploding and catching on fire.... and now the safety of these toys are coming into question. how the government is stepping in. and good morning america sits down one-on-one with actor will smith. he's talking oscars, hollywood and diversity. it's a story you'll see first on action news. latest rain chances are in and have moved throughout the seven day forecast. ill show you what day to have the umbrellas ready coming up in weather. before we go, we want to remind you to download the all new channel 13 action news app it features live streaming, video on demand with photos. the app is free in the app store and in google play. now to a contact 13 consumer
its specifically the older surface pro tablets, generations two and three. the company says they can overheat, and even catch fire... when the tablet's cords are wound too tightly, twisted or pinches. microsoft is working on a fix. we'll let you know as soon as they do. a new warning this midday about those hoverboards-- the consumer product safety commission is demanding all commission is demanding all online sales be suspended, because of those fires and falls we've all seen. the agency is questioning if the hoverboards have the right technology to adjust for the difference betweenthe weight of who's riding it. 40 hoverboard fires from 13-models are under investigation. elliott kaye/cpsc chairman if they are designed in a manner that makes them take off when people are not ready for it, that is a hidden hazard and can create dangerous falls. amazon says it will fully
board on their site. now let's take a look at today's top stories now trending... history in the n-f-l... the buffalo bills have hired a woman to serve as a full-time special teams coach. kathryn smith is the first full- time female assistant coach in the history of the league. head coach rex ryan said smith has worked with the team on a part-time basis for seven years. two flavors of oreo are hitting store shelves! the first is cinnamon-bun...which are already in stores. and for valentine's day, nabisco says it'l be re-releasing red velvet oreos. "for more stories trending right now, head to ktnv.com we have a brief pause in between fronts within southern nevada. partly cloudy skies will still be common today with high temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. winds will be mild but rain chances will be lacking. we will hold this patter through friday but by saturday night, a lacking.
through friday but by saturday night, a new front begins to pass overhead. heavy clouds are expected all day saturday and sunday morning with possible rain saturday night into sunday morning. slight drop in temperatures to the mid and upper 50s on sunday is expected along with breezy conditions sunday late afternoon into monday morning. high pressure looks to build in for a few days next week; holing off any new forming fronts from the pacific. this allows for a drying period and mainly sunny skies return to the valley along with low 60s by tuesday.
murder 2-months ago. police just announced 37-year- old michelle horn has been arrested. police say horn shot and killed a man at a home near flamingo and arville back in november. neighbors reported hearing an argument and gunshot days earlier. she's now facing one count of murder, and another for robbery with a deadly weapon. we're working to get a mugshot of the suspect. now to a story you'll see first on action news -- powerhouse actor will smith is weighing in on the controversial debate over the so called "white oscars." and he explains why he has chosen not to attend this year's event. abc's robin roberts has more.
many feel we're not seeing "hollywood at its best" right now. even george clooney mentioned that ten years ago he thought the academy was doing better. i've been-- i've been nominated-- twice for academy awards. and i've never lost to a white person. (laugh) the first time i lost will smith: 14:39:49;06 --to forest whitaker. so, for me, that was huge. when i see this-- list and series of nominations that come out and-- everybody is fantastic. //and that's the-- the complexity of this issue. everyone is beautiful and deserving and is fantastic. look at it, the-- the nominations reflect the academy. it reflects a series of challenges that we're having in our country at the moment. and that's not the hollywood that i want to leave behind. that's not the industry, that's more stars speak out about the lack of diversity in this let the academy do them with all grace and love and lets do robin roberts: 14:44:13;13 and so powerful. robin roberts: 14:44:16;06 and-- letting the world know her thoughts--about the lack of diversity in hollywood with her going to do that? will smith: 14:44:29;05 no. i was-- i was out of the country at the time. (laugh) and i came home. it a fist pump? or was it
will smith: 14:45:04;05 // she's deeply passionate. and when she is moved, she has over, you know? i was happy to be married to that woman. robin roberts: 14:50:56;09 we heard that jada said that she is not going to be attending, nor will she be watching. it would be awkward for me to-- to-- show up with charlize (?), part of this community. but at-- at this current time, we're uncomfortable to-- to stand there and say that this is okay abc's robin roberts reporting jan. 19 to the 22 at southpoint mike
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breaking right now-- a verdict has been reached in the trial for otis holland. he's the local pastor charged of sexually assaulting women in his congregation. jurors found him guilty on all counts! that's 14-charges of sexual assault of a minor uner 16, and one-count of lewdness of minor. he pleaded not guilty last week, and even offered to take a polygraph to prove his innocence. holland's attorney say the accusers made up the stories because they're jealous of his relationships with other women. also breaking right now-- on the east coast, we've just and flights out of baltimore and philadelphia on saturday. it's all because of that massive snow hitting the east coast. several states already are under a state of emergency. the race for the white house is heating up right here in town. republican presidential candidate donald trump and democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton are hoping to drum up support.
starts in about an hour. and then former president bill clinton is speaking tonight at 7-15. jenny from the block is now jenny from the las vegas strip. her first show is now in the books. you're looking at it footage from last night. her residency runs through february 9th, and then picks back up again in may and june. slight drop in temperatures to the mid and upper 50s on sunday is expected along with breezy conditions sunday late afternoon into monday morning. high pressure looks to build in for a few days next week; holing off any new forming fronts from the pacific. this allows for a drying period and mainly sunny skies return to the valley along with low 60s by tuesday. here's a look at what we're working on for action news live at 3... on for action news live at 3...
involving nearly 400,000 ford focus compact cars. this after some drivers reported the doors opening while they were driving. before we go, here's a look at tonight's abc primetime lineup on channel 13. at 8 -- beyond the tank at 9 -- my diet is better than yours at 11 -- action news we'll be right back. that's it for us here... the chew is up next... and be sure to watch action news live at 3 p-m with rikki cheese... until then.. thanks for watching and have a
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