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justice.... after losing her best friend!!! a dog's owner blames two pit bulls for killing her chihuahua . today... there was a hearing.....
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about the pit bulls... but... their owner didn't show up. now... the dogs ae ofcially considered dangerous... and... could be put down. nicole garcia, owner of chihuahua 19:46:52-19:46:57 "since my dog died i've been hoping for justice and i actually got it today." the owner of the pit bulls tells... 13 action news.... she'll do whatever it takes.... to keep her dogs. new at 6.. this is the man metro says attacked one of its k-9 officers with a machete. he's identified as tolavius timmons. tonight.. we're happy to tell you the 8-year old k-9.. nicky.. is on the road to recovery. 13 action news reporter marissa kynaston talked with nickys partner today about when he's expected to return to duty. take vo nicky looked happy and healthy today-- just some recovering wounds on hia face and head from his attack last week-- during the barricade incident. i asked nickys partner if there would be any fear-- or hesitation-- the next time nicky was in a similar situation. he said absolutely not. sergeant kerns says nicky is
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for people-- and he's anxious to get back to work. even when nicky got attacked by a machete-- he never cried-- he didnt wimper-- he did his job-- and took down the suspect. take sot sgt kerns, metro he's a very good police dog, he's a very courageous dog, he's been up against some tough suspects, some big intimidating people, and he doesn't care marissa tag sergeant kerns says nicky is eager to get back to work-- and he hopes that will be in about 3 weeks. reporting at metros southwest area command-- mk-- 13an. a woman gets away with only minor injuries..... after two burglars tie her up.... in the middle of the night. 13 action news reporter..... david schuman is live.... in sun city anthem... in henderson.... with why this crime.... was especially shocking. david... around 215 am this morning..a 72 year old woman's house was broken into. the suspects are two men...and they had a gun. this is a community with
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people. neighbors say the victim last night lived alone. as she sat tied up, the burglars ransacked the place and got out of there with cash and jewelry. a neighbor we met is retired law enforcement. he moved here more than a decade ago and has gotten used to a more quiet lifestyle. 121741 joe stringfellow, neighbor "sun city anthem is a nice place to live. it's quiet, it's retired, we don't have a lot of crime. i haven't heard about any home invasions here" henderson police say the woman had minor injuries and didn't need to be taken to a hospital. live in henderson..david schuman 13 action news. a man gets robbed and shot in a subway parking t this morning..... near mountain's edge. police say... it looks like.... a random attack. the victim's in stable condition. but... the suspect is still on the loose. we have just learned... metro is working on getting more help.... out there. it's something....
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13 action news reporter..... yasmeen hassan is in the newsroom.... breaking it all down. metro is working on a new command center....and hiring more officers. which is great because look at this: this is the website crime- mapping-dot-com. i put in the address where this mornings' shooting happened... ....and apparently that was just a drop in the bucket. 5:48:27 03 "it's supposed to be a community over here and it's like you don't even want to walk outside." that new west side - instead of two - which should help distribute the calls...and officers on the street. 5:50:32 02 kristy jacobs "everyday there's something new that's happening." just this morning a man was robbed...and then a parking lot near cimarron and blue diamond. he is in stable condition...but the suspect is still out there. 5:50:03 07 kristy jacobs "i'm really scared knowing that he's still out on the loose and that it happened just right next door to where i work." yes people are scared....but they also told me they're not surprised. 5:48:17 08 "we ended up moving out of this area just because
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like every other day there's a break-in or a robbery or a shooting outside my work." officers tell us the enterprise command that responds to the area receives more calls for service than any other command center in metro's jurisidiction.... ....but many love the area and are hoping for change. 5:51:33 09 kristy jacobs "i love this area. i really do. i love this area. i've lived here for 4 and half years and i really like it and i want to stay here." yas right now - metro is hoping the new center will open sometime this year. yasmeen hassan 13 action news. a major development tonight in a high- profile murder case we've been following for five years.
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profile murder case we've been following for five years. javier righetti has now pleaded guilty to capital murder in the brutal rape.. torture and murder of alyssa otremba. the 15-year old was killed in september of 2011 after she was kidnapped on her way home from school. righetti's attorney says he decided to spare everyone from a drawn-out trial. a story you saw first on 13 action news. new surveillance video from the street where several bags.. containing dead animals.. were dumped. we first started telling you about the gruesome discovery morning as it was unfolding. tonight.. 13 action news reporter michael burton explains how we got this surveillance video first. michael.
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seems like no matter what you do these - there's always someone or something watching. in this instance it was a surveillance camera on a nearby business that happened to aimed directly at this event. the surveillance video shows a nearly empty road - tuesday morning - with nothing but a single piece of white debris - before a car passes and a heap of trash appears. the following morning - metro officers side of the road. later that afternoon - our 13 action news crew arrived after a veiwer called and told us about the bags then an hour later, metro officers return to put up yellow tape. the crime coincidently happened right after metro's new aimal cruelty unit was established. clark county prosecutor amy ferreira is a part of it - and is thankful this investigation will get the time and effort it deserves. "i realized that there was a really big void in the abilities that we had to prosecute those cases.
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that we didn't have any law enforcement designated to investigate those types of cases. 13 secs live tag: killing a cat is in some cases a felony. an animal cruelty felony comes with 1 to 6 years in prison per charge. since there were four cats, the suspect could face 4 charges. reporting live - michael burton - 13 action news. developing now.... days of snow is causing a mess... on some new york roads. cars and tractor trailers got stuck this week.... and... caused a massive back up.... on a busy highway..... near rochester. it lasted.... for hours! the highway finally opened last night.... in both directions. back at home... we're tracking our own.... changing weather. 13 weather first.... chief meteorologist bryan scofield has more on.... what's headed our way. a high wind warning is in effect for the spring mountains including red rock canyon through 4pm thursday and
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for the northern half of clark county excluding lake mead and the colorado river valley. expect gusts to 50pmh through the las vegas valley with gusts in excess of 70mph possible in the spring mountains and red rock canyon area. there is a slight chance for some rain showers but it's very slight and the vast majority of the rain will stay in the mountains surrounding the valley. new at six.. the soon to be crown jewel of north las vegas is getting state treasurer.... dan schwartz just met with top executives.... with "faraday future". schwartz and the company agreed... the state of nevada will get a
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the company's main investor will meet again with schwarts.... after shares of his company begin trading.... again. that should be.... in march. right now.. this weekend's nevada democratic caucus is looking like it could be a photo-finish. a new c-n-n/o-r-c poll shows an almost even split.. with hillary clnon at 48%.. and bernie sanders at 47%. the democratic caucus is saturday. between now and saturday.. both candidates will be scrambling for any last minute support at events across nevada. they'll both be at a town hall meeting tomorrow night at the 'keep memory alive' event center. it's located near bonneville and grand central parkway. anchors from msnbc and telemundo will moderate. it is open to the public and the candidates will take questions from the audience. from there.. hillary clinton will visit the east side of the valley for a "get out and caucus event." that will happen at the laborers international union near bonanza and lamb. it starts at 8:30. new at six..
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new traffic light! it's going in at tenaya and warm springs. tomorrow at -9- a-m... clark county commissoni chairman.... steve sisolak will turn on the light. this update should make the intersection safer.... for drivers and pedestrians! the melting snow in the southeast is causing..... a new problem. plus... battle lines are being drawn..... between the federal government and a tech giant!!! when the fbi asks for help that's really some serious stuff the case blurring the lies.... between privacy.. and public safety. plus.. fighting crime with social media. more on the quick thinkin 1g3 action news vier who helped police track down an alleged thief.
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i've watched as the house across the street has sat empty for over six years. i've watched good friends have their homes foreclosed on. people are still really suffering, and they're looking for somebody that is going to create bold change. wall street gave bad advice and bad loans over and over again, and nothing happened. people are so excited about bernie sanders because they know that he's not beholden to wall street. we need someone like bernie sanders that's going to fight for the middle class. we have to fix things now. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
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you can see them here.... sneaking in through a kitchen window. they disappear for a bit.. then.... a delayed alarm goes off. and... they don't get away with but tonight... all three are still on the run. 13 action news is tracking..... a developing story.. one that pits your right to privacy... apple says... it will not help investigators... break into the eye- phone... of one of the san bernardino killers. you see him..... here on the right side of your screen.... in a surveillance photo.... with the other suspect... the two killed.... -14- people....
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last december... apple says... creating a way.... to by-pass security to access the phone..... could jeopardize the security of millions of phones... and... put law-abiding citizens... at risk. the f-b-i's tried to unlock the phone... on its own.... for two months... without success. todd walker spoke to -13- action news crime and safety expert.... retired metro lt.... randy sutton who says... this case is unprecedented. todd looklive= a law enforcement expert we spoke to says he expects this issue to go all the way to the supreme court. -pkg- 4:32 literally the keys to the kingdom may be in that phone :34 former las vegas police lieutenant randy sutton says the feds asking apple to crack its own encryption is unprecedented.. 4:04 when the fbi asks for help that's really some serious stuff :08 because they have tremendous resources at their disposal :12 he says this is the first major case where a court has ordered a company to create new software to hack its own product.. 1:48 this is vital stuff inside
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then there's so many privacy issues :55 apple agreed.. releasing a letter to customers last night saying it has no sympathy for terrorists.. but opposed the order because it has "implications far beyond the legal case at hand." and apple says the feds can't guarantee the program wouldn't be used beyond the current case. 3:27 i can't imagine the frustration of the investigators :29 todd look live tag= apple has five days to appeal this federal order. in las vegas... i'm todd walker for the now. all the snow that fell back east is causing a new problem: major flooding. this video out of kentucky shows the high water.. forcing road closures. and this is not a small lake. it's someone's back yard! rick sawyer/yard flooded sot sawyer -"because last night when i went to bed it was snowing and i woke up this morning and it was flooded." and.. to add to the flooding concerns.. more rain is expected across the south this weekend. a high wind warning is in effect for the spring mountains including red rock
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a wind advisory is in effect for the northern half of clark county excluding lake mead and the colorado river valley. expect gusts to 50mph through the las vegas valley with gusts in excess of 70mph possible in the spring mountains and red rock canyon area. there is a slight chance for some rain showers but it's very slight and the vast majority of the rain will stay in the mountains surrounding the valley. at best some areas of summerlin and centennial hills could see some sprinkles but most of the valley will stay completely dry. temperatures overnight will be held warm by the gusty winds and will stay in the mid and
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will allow for a nice recovery coming on thursday. highs will be cooler than wednesday's but we'll still reach into the low 70s before warming again into the mid 70s by the weekend as the winds die down. the weekend will be dominated by dry weather with some high level clouds decorating the blue skies .
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karla ad lib w/ graphic things should be a lot more quite in the skies around
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base. the latest round of red flag excercises are over. many people around nellis had been dealing with a lot of extra jet noise for the past few weeks.. with air crews from all over the world taking part in realistic combat training. a warning.... from contact 13... about what to look for... when leasing a car!!! beware of low mileage lease deals! they appear very affordable... at first. but... going over the contracted.... "mileage allowance"... could have you facing... costly fees!!! in the end... picking a lease..... with a higher mileage allowance... could be a better deal... even though it comes with... a higher monthly payment. more and more crime victims are
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find the bad guy.. and we got a great example of that happening right here in the valley. we'll show you how a facebook post and an alert 13-action news viewer combined to put a suspect in handcuffs. a whirlwind morning. four cars stolen.. and found.... in less the -48- hours. 13 action news spoke with the owner.. who watched it... all unfold. new at six..
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breaking into homes.. and cars.. or stealing packages from the front porch like this one.. you saw first on 13 action news. yesterday.. we got a textbook demonstration on how social media can be the key to solving a crime. one of our viewers spotted the stolen car in that video. and tonight.. the man accused of stealing it is behind bars. but we may have never uncovered that video if it hadn't been shared on facebook. 13 action news reporter michael burton shows how a single post lead to an arrest. on friday the twelfth - jeffrey wayne's car dissapeared from his driveway at about 1-am. on the next day - jeffrey
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one of his followers metioned seeing the car at the cracked egg on cheyenne and buffalo. on monday - a man that jeffrey has never met - posted surveillance video of someone stealing a package from his porch. he posted it on the 13 action news' facebook page. that's when one of jeffrey's close friends happened to see the video on on our page - and recognozed that the package theif was driving jeffrey's car! so - we broadcasted the surveillance video on 13 action news live at 11. the next day - a man who was watching that newscast saw that car pull into a gas station on the corner of alexander andteneya. before he called police - he made sure that the suspect at the gas station had arm tattoes similar to the man in the video. police arrived just in time to apprehend the suspect. "confrontion" jeffrey was called to the scene and he confirmed that several of the
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taped tag: 13 action news is committed to making las vegas a safer place - but we can't do it alone. if that surveillance had never been sent to us - it may have never made the news - and then recognized on the street. - i'm michael burton - 13 action news. -end pkg- action news live at 6:30 is next.
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for her "experience, leadership, tenacity," the las vegas sun endorses hillary clinton. just like planned parenthood action fund endorses clinton for her fortitude keeping government out of women's personal healthcare decisions. and the league of conservation voters action fund... for her bold plan to attack climate change. or the human rights campaign... because hillary believes only love should decide which two people can marry. not just a progressive.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ]
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counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
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have a new front-runner. how it could affect.... this weekend's caucus. boxing superstar manny pacquiao has lost another fight.. but this one didn't happen in the ring. and the knockout punch got him right in the pocketbook. police had their hands full this morning..... after a suspect leads them on a wild ride.... in a stolen car. an early morning car chase ends.... with an s-u-v.... slamming into a fence!!! as it turns out.. the car was stolen from a nearby car lot. 13 action news anchor jessica janner has the whole story. "he lost control of the vehicle is what happened... he was going so fast when he tried to make that corner. he slammed on the breaks and he went right into the yard." a whirlwind 48 hours for this family owned business... 4 cars stolen... then found.... and believe it or not, they saw the whole thing. "what were you thinking in that moment when you saw that all happening to your car? i was just thinking right on... we're gonna get this guy."


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