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tv   Good Morning Las Vegas 430AM  ABC  August 18, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT

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the blue cut fire continues to rip through southern california... a couple caught this terrifying video while they were trying to escape the flames. they did manage to make it out safely. however, this fire is still threatening homes...with 80- thousand people told to evacuate . it's also affecting us here in the valley... we have the whole team tracking this... greg bennett is tracking our air quality here in the valley... yasmeen hassan is watching i- 15...where the northbound lanes are back open...but southbound lanes are still closed at cajon pass. let's get started with her... blue cut fire continues to burn within southern california. current acres burned is now at
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with only 4% containment as of last night. smoke will continue to billow into the valley this morning into the afternoon creating unhealthy levels of air quality for the young, elderly, and folks with respiratory issues. but there may be some good news today. mainly sunny skies will be common along with highs 10pm tonight. the chance rain percentage is between 10% and 20%; for the mountains, rain chances are up between 30% and 40%.
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more west, rain chances may increase over the fire area which would help fire fighters out! out rain chances will pick up again, though small, into tomorrow morning and afternoon with highs dropping to normal values for this time of year. this is due to cooler air moving in from the north and moisture developing out of the south. partly cloudy skies will be common saturday and sunday and by monday, rain chances return and look to range between 20% and 30% for the valley. the i-15 is back open northbound--but still closed southbound, affecting anyone here who wants to travel to southern california. here's the latest update: the fire is 4-percent contained... and they say it's burned 25 thousand acres, not the 30 thousand they estimated yesterday. but firefighters still have a lot of work ahead of them. fire crews are fighting the fire from the air and the
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have been told to evacuate...but officials estimate up to half aren't budging. sot: steve bell wrightwood ca "when i see visible flames... and i see them fighting it just down the street from me... i'll pack up and go. i'm packed up now - ready. but i haven't loaded up anything." the fire department isn't sure how many homes and structures are destroyed...for now, their focus is on firefighting. they need help from mother nature. they need cooler and less windy weather. the fire started as a small brush fire...but quickly grew to 40 square miles. one of the buildings destroyed by the fire. an iconic route 66 roadside diner is now just a pile of ashes. this is the summit inn at cajon pass. it opened in 1952 and became a popular spot. elvis and clint eastwood both ate here. take a look at this picture that a man took nearby the diner... you can see flames not so far off in the distance. he says he took this as he was escaping the fire. we'll continue to follow this story all morning long on good
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download our free app and check k-t-n-v dot com for more updates online as well. now to just a tragic story... here in the valley. a child is dead after being mauled by a pitbull on the east side of town. police say the child was visiting a friend near desert inn and hollywood last night when the dog attacked. the child died at the hospital. the victim's uncle says the boy was 9 years old. neighbors are in disbelief.... and worried about their kids. "i get really nervous because i let my kids o. i probably shouldn't let them out that much animal control officials took the dog away. no word if anyone will face charges. new leads this morning in a 37- year-old cold case involving a teenage girl found dead in a las vegas parking lot. police used grains of pollen on her clothes to determine where "jane sahara doe" may have lived. the national center for missing and exploited children says the
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valley or central california.... before coming to las vegas. in 1979... the girl was found in a vacant parking lot on the corner of las vegas boulevard and sahara nearly 4 decades ago. she was lying face down....with only some of her clothes on.... and no teeth. the new information also suggests....jane doe's name may have been shawna. "there's a lot of people that might come through with that name shawna but we're hoping with a name...with a picture...might be able to help tie up some of those loose ends" investigators think she was detectives beleive the girl may have lived in a trailer park on east lake mead boulevard. things are going from bad to worse in louisiana. more rain is in the forecast. and two more deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 13. an estimated 40 thousand homes have been destroyed...despite everything people did to try and save them. the worst part of is all these people who sandbagged for days
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flooding has caused over a billion dollars in damage. now the state could be facing its biggest housing shortage since the aftermath of hurricane katrina--- a decade ago. right now...brazilian authorties are investigating whether a group of u-s olympic swimmers lied about being robbed in rio. brazilian authorities pulled two american swimmers off their u-s bound plane last night... jack conger and gunnar bentz were eventually released with the understanding that they today. ryan lochte and swimmer james feigen initially made statements to police... but now investigators say the timeline of their story isn't adding up. feigen is still in brazil... and says he's cooperating with authorities. lochte is already back in the u-s and says he has no intention of going back to brazil. for the first time in olympic history the american women swept the medals in the 1-hundred meter hurdles. brianna rollins finished first to earn the gold medal.
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taking the silver. and kristi castlin just leaning her way to the bronze. for the u-s men - a major upset in the men's 200 meter semi-final. justin gatlin failed to qualify in his heat. the final was supposed to be a rematch between gatlin and usain bolt. now, lashawn merritt will be the only american in the finals--- with the hope of beating bolt. with the election just a few months away our city is getting ready to host the final presidential debate! this morning we're heari casino billionaire steve wynn...we'll tell you what he thinks of the candidates. plus...take a look at this! :45-:48 pause for nats an amazing whale encounter all caught on camera....we'll show you that viral video later in this half hour. ((ad-lib)) pause for protesters chanting republican vice presidential nominee mike pence greeted by
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nominee mike pence greeted by protesters in henderson. some nevada republicans say they won't vote for trump!
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yesterday. we asked him about governor brian sandoval and senator dean heller refusing to endoring trump. 14:59:21: "with regard to others..." 14:59:32: "around this country..." so far, not a single elected nevada republican has said if they will vote for trump. casino billionaire steve wynn says he still hasn't decided who to vote for the democrat explained why he isn't impressed by trump or clinton. "i'm waiting for someone to have a responsible conversation. and address the issues that affect the american people. it hasn't happened yet." one of wynn's biggest complaints is quote "the absence of serious discussion about the economy". with a little less than 90 days to the election, u-n-l-v is prepping for the final presidential debate on october 19th students and faculty at
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bracing for what many consider will be a disruption. sot we are the primary population here . we are here for a reason that is to go to school and to do well on exams. more than 28-thousand students and thousands of faculty will have to deal with the influx of traffic...security measures and preparations put in place for the debate. while some worry about classes having to be cancelled and parking issues...others are excited to hear from the a spokeman for the university says they are considering alternative plans to campus operations for the day of the debate. time now is x:xx --- this morning we have a new warning about your strollers and carriers! the devices meant to keep your children safe may actually send them to the emergency room! southbound i-15 still closed... over half of a town under
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refusing to leave. this is in the small california town of wrightwood. the fire is burning just miles away. sheriff's deputies have gone door to door urging families to pack up and get out. but many say they've been through this before. 110-126 > sot -- dan pavlock, wrightwood for me yet. my family thinks so... but i don't. (laughs)" 6 wrightwood has a population of
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leave, despite the mandatory evacation orders. just to put this fire into perspective. here's a map of las vegas. the orange area you see.... is approximately the size of the fire. that area stretches.... from spring valley.... all the way up to.... centennial hills! that's one-third the size of las vegas! blue cut fire continues to burn within southern california. current acres burned is now at 25,626 w as of last night. smoke will continue to billow into the valley this morning into the afternoon creating unhealthy levels of air quality for the young, elderly, and folks with respiratory issues. but there may be some good news today. mainly sunny skies will be common along with highs dropping to between 102 to 106 degrees but a small chance for rain actually enters the valley by 11am and will last until 10pm tonight. the chance rain percentage is between 10% and 20%; for the
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between 30% and 40%. this is mostly a small surge in monsoon moisture with support from a trough just north of southern nevada. if the moisture flow can push more west, rain chances may increase over the fire area which would help fire fighters out! out rain chances will pick up again, though small, into tomorrow morning and afternoon with highs dropping to normal values for this time of year. as we move into the weekend, highs continue to slowly drop to between 97 and 102 degrees by sunday and mo this is due to cooler air moving in from the north and moisture developing out of the south. partly cloudy skies will be common saturday and sunday and by monday, rain chances return and look to range between 20% and 30% for the valley. this forecast holds into tuesday and by wednesday; we hang onto the clouds but drop
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search for an accused killer. police have found the car that 25- year-old jaime santana was believed to be driving near valley view boulevard and washington. santana is accused of hitting a woman in the head in his home--and leaving her body for his roomates to find. police say there was evidence
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head. breaking overnight... at least 60 people are left without a home in washington d-c after the roof was ripped off their apartment building! during a storm that hit overnight...the roof flew right off a four-story apartment building. officials say no one was injured...and now authorities are organizing temporary housing for the families. the youngest of 3 girls hurt in a ferris wheel accident in tennessee has been released from the hospital. the 6-year-old suffered from a traumatic brain injury after falling about 45 feet... flipped over. the two other girls were treated and released from the hospital last week. safety inspectors are blaming a mechanical failure for the incident. a warning this morning about strollers and carriers. a new report estimates more than 17-thousand children end up in the emergency room each year with injuries tied to these products. researchers at nationwide children's hospital analyzed over 20 years of data. they found one in four kids suffered serious injuries, mostly from falling out of
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also..check "recall dot gov" regularly to make sure your product isn't on a recall list. mcdonald's latest attempt to appear healthier was a bust. no sooner had they released fitness trackers for kids in happy meals than complaints started rolling in about skin irritations. the "step-it" tracker counts steps and blinks according to how quickly... or slowly.... a child is moving. mcdonalds has already pulled the gadget. wired magazine makes 1st-ever presidential endorsement, backs hillary clinton's white house bid. they wrote in an article today-- quote: today we will. wired sees only one person running for president who can do the job: hillary clinton. good morning las vegas... time now is x:xx --- over 15-hundred new teachers are joining c-c-s-d for the upcoming school year! the district used some new
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newbies. plus...take a look at this video... :45-:48 more nats that's a whale diving down right in front of a group of kayakers! this amazing encounter was all caught on camera, we'll show you more of that, next. right now...some haunting video showing a young boy rescued after an airstrike in syria is ? music ? extraordinary starts here. new k-y intense.
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syrian opposition activists have released the video after an overnight airstrike in aleppo. the 5-year-old was treated for head injuries. two other children and another man were rescued from the rubble. three people are dead and many more injured after this attack. it's an all out fire fight across california this morning. right now there are 9 major the biggest is "the blue cut"... but right behind that is "the clayton fire" north of san francisco. this morning 4-thousand people are being allowed to return home. a 40-year-old man has been charged with sparking the fire that has destroyed nearly 2-hundred homes and other buildings. that fire is 35 percent contained. blue cut fire continues to burn within southern california. current acres burned is now at 25,626 with only 4% containment
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into the valley this morning into the afternoon creating unhealthy levels of air quality for the young, elderly, and folks with respiratory issues. but there may be some good news today. mainly sunny skies will be common along with highs 10pm tonight. the chance rain percentage is between 10% and 20%; for the mountains, rain chances are up between 30% and 40%. this is mostly a small surge in monsoon moisture with support from a trough just north of if the moisture flow can push more west, rain chances may increase over the fire area which would help fire fighters out! out rain chances will pick
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faces in the classroom. over 15 hundred new teachers are joining the district this year. according to the superintendent about 60 percent of the open positions... in the classrooms are now filled. they've used social media to recruit many teachers...especially younger ones. pat skorkowsky, superintendent we are technology in the classroom, so bringing in these young individuals who have literally grown up with it, will help reach those students of today who were born with it the district still has hundreds of positions to fill. olympic swimmer michael phelps is back in the u-s and it looks like he's enjoying his retirement! it's topping our look at today's stories now trending... phelps posted this picture on instagram with his wife and baby with the caption "there's nothing like being back home.
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back in the pool... 0-:4 pause for nats butted with :45-:48 more nats an amazing close encounter for some kayakers in canada. they came face-to-face with some humpback whales and were treated to quite the show! (damon stapinsky/wildcoast adventures) "when baby came up, i actually said to the group -- all right guys, back paddle -- even though she wasn't even close to us. but when momma come up, that was shortly after it was back and get back fast." a dozen kayakers were there to see the whales. now the video is going viral... you can check out all of the stories that are trending today.. just head to our website, ktnv.com we have new stories coming up at five... if you're always going over your data on your phone, we'll tell you the new plan a-t and t
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the firefight..and getting a look at the devastation. developing in the valley.. a young child loses his life after being attacked by a pitbull. we'll have the latest in a live right now.. our team is keeping a close eye on the air quality in the valley. smoke from the "blue cut wildfire" could pose health risks for some today. nats: this is nuts. fire on both sides of me progress is being made on the "blue cut wildfire" burning in southern california. the northbound lanes of the i-15 are open right now, but southbound lanes remain closed. crews have the fire 4-percent contained. and it's been downsized from

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