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helicopter in the water at a massachusettes reservoir. these are live pictures of the scene. you can state police on the ground. they're using boats to search for the helicopter. they also have people looking from airplanes. two confirmed tornadoes flatten buildings near central indiana. thousands of people are without power. plus... gunfire erupts at an american univeristy in afghansitan. now one person is dead and more than a dozen are wounded. but first...... the death toll from a powerful earthquake in italy is up to 159. hundreds are injured .. and many more are still missing. the six-point-two magnitude quake leveled buildings and destroyed entire neighborhoods in the mountains northeast of rome the rescue crews racing against the clock to dig out survivors.. in many cases with their bare hands officials put the epicenter near the busy summer tourist town of amatrice but the tremors were felt across a vast area of the country.. (sot: emma tucker/quake
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sensation of literary the ground beneath your feet moving and having no clue what to do those who surivived.. walk around dazed and shocked.. covered with dust from the falling debris.. the state department is urging u.s. citizens impacted by the quake to call the embassy and contact family any way they can to let them know they are ok americans traveling or living in italy can also use facebook's "safety check" to let friends and relatives know it will also tell those of us in the u-s if we have any friends in central italy. access the safety feature on facebook by typing in "safety check" in the search bar to reach that page thousands of miles away.. a 6- point-8 magnitude earthquake struck central myanmar. the country is south of china. most of the buildings are still standing but two pepole are dead. the tremors were felt as far away as bangladesh, india and thailand. breaking now on a
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trafficking. this is david coil. police say he lured in his victims using craigslist. he's at ccdc now. anyone who thinks their child may have been a victim of coil's is encouraged to call police right away. police just released this mugshot for a man suspected of murder. metro arrested juan rubio yesterday. investigators say rubio killed a man over the weekend near stewart nellis. they say it started as a shouting match and qui stabbing. also developng at this hour... at least one person is dead.. killed during an attack on an american university in the capital city of afghanistan. 18 others are wounded. right now.. ambulances.. security forces and search and rescue teams on scene in kabul. the blast happened around 7 p- m local time, when students were gathering to eat... the attack comes two weeks after two university staff members were kidnapped from their car by unknown gunmen.
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online, at and throughout this newscast.... back at home the son of mayor pro tem-- steve ross--is back in court today-- shane ross is accused of being involved in a string of robberies. 13 action news reporter marissa kynaston was in court-- and has the details take vo 27 year old shane ross is accused of a string of robberies-- police called them-- the cruiser robbery series-- since the suspect got away on a mot according to the arrest report-- shane told police he needed money to pay for bills and homeowners association fees. the ross family released a statement last week-- saying shane had suffered from addiction problems. today in court-- shanes attorney said he plans to seek treatment for shane-- as part of sentencing. marissa tag shane will appear in court again in october. he could face more charges as the investigation continues. mk-- 13an. breaking right now in the midwest. twelve-thousand homes and businesses in cenral indiana
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thankfully there are no reports of injuries.. but the damage is extreme. in light of the storms.. vice presidential nominee and indian governor mike pence.. just tweeted he's going home. he tweeted "please keep hoosiers in your prayers" a look at desert doppler for las vegas. not a bit of green on the map. it's a stark contrast from last show..folks saw some rain a live look outside. it's a little hazy. joining us is 13 first alert moving into thursday our weather does not change all that much from wednesday. highs in the valley will be around 100 degrees, give or take a few depending on where you are. winds will pick up slightly into the afternoon and evening and last into the overnight
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with arizona getting all the monsoon action. change all that much from you are. winds will pick up slightly into the afternoon and evening and last into the overnight hours. skies will remain mostly sunny with arizona getting all the monsoon action. a las vegas family spent the night with water dripping from their ceiling. when our crew shows up... the family gets the help they need. because when you ask... we investigate. 13 action news reporter parker collins shows us what they were dealing with. 6:47:57-6:48:30 take vo at
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walk through this entryway and you can see the water the family has to go through the worst of it in the living room where the drip happens basically all night you can see this hole in the ceiling dripping on their stuff and months and they keep asking management for help but they're getting nowhere they think this is probably from some busted pipe possibly connected to their toilet they themselves have disconnected that and the leak continues. take sot vera townsel, apartment resident 3: living here? it's a living hell. problem after problem 10:51:49-10:52:01 hours after we put this story out there we flamingo parker collins 13 action news. a california family comes home from vaction to find their house destroyed. this mess is caused by squatters. and a pizzeria owner is hoping to stop the violence in his community...
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you breaking news fast and first. and a look at today's closing numbers.. the dow down 66 points, closing at 18,482 december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck does nothing to stop them. it's that he's voted to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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ads for joe heck are attacking my time as attorney general. the thing they left out is the truth. the truth is crime actually went down during my time in office. that's why i've been endorsed by law enforcement across nevada. protecting seniors from scams, and holding banks accountable for defrauding homeowners. i'm catherine cortez masto. i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems.
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is caught on cell phone video. the fatal shooting is too graphic to show on t-v. but the video appears to show a 71-year old being shot seven times by a police officer. investigators say the victim had been threatening people with a knife. some wo to be shot so many times. the officer involved is on administrative leave. fed up with violence.. an indiana man is doing what he know's best to make his city a better place to live. donald dancy is known for making the best pizza in indianapolis. he's been in business more than 30 years.. and has seen a lot of crime...has a personal experience with being robbed and shot. so he's got a new deal.. bring in any gun... for a free extra large pizza-- no questions asked.
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questions because you brought me a gun-- you don't even have to have a pizza... if you just want to leave it here, i'll call police and that's all the questions i need police say they're working with dancy to make sure what he's trying to do is actually permitted. breaking right now. this is the aftermath of a bus garage fire in washington state. these are live pictures. crews are still battling a few flames. more information. a family of squatters take over a california home. but this home is not foreclosed or abandoned. the family still lives there! plus.. a dozen wildfires are burning across west coast. the newest one is racing across idaho.. and scorching thousands of acres. what firefighters are doing to get it under control.
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3 people overdosed in one house..and one man overdoses while driving through an intersection. in another case, a man overdosed with his child in the car at a gas station. authorities say most of the calls came from the same part of town. fire crews say they worked to could. the heroin problem continues to plague cities across the country. more than 100 americans die from drug overdoses each day. emergency officials are on high alert in downtown los angeles after nearly twenty people overdosed on a drug presumed to be synthetic marijuana --or spice. it happened monday in the skid row area -- where drug use is widespread among the homeless population. this isn't the first outbreak there-- on friday, fifty people were checked out by
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hospitalized. (dave thomase/los angeles) "it's getting real bad right now. drugs affecting a lot of people, you know what i mean, everybody around here, everybody want to talk to the cameras, talk to the people, but everybody around here they seen one incident or another." police say so-called "legal highs" like spice are inexpensive and in high demand. officials call the rise in spice overdoses this summer a public health crisis. staying in california. nightmare when they come home to find squatters living in their house. three adults, three children and five dogs took over the property...and turned it upside down! there's spray paint on the walls and broken doors and windows. officials estimate they caused about 8-thousand dollars in damage. one of kate gosselin's plus eight is not living with the family right now. the former reality show star told people magazine her son -- collin-- has been enrolled in a program away from their
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"collin has special needs." gosselin did not give specifics about the program her son is in but says her son "needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things". high winds are fueling a fast- moving fire in idaho. the so-called "henry's creek fire" has scorched more than 43-thousand acres. more than 200 firefigters are working on the fire from the ground and the air. thankfully this fire is keeping away from homes. at least six large wildfires this hour. the rey fire is on your left. it's burned more than 31-thousand acres near santa barbara. it's 35-percent contained. the cedar fire is on the left. it's destroyed about 22-thousand acres. firefighters have this one ten- percent contained. let's go to 13 first alert chief meteorologist bryan scofield. moving into thursday our weather does not change all
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highs in the valley will be around 100 degrees, give or take a few depending on where you are. winds will pick up slightly into the afternoon and evening and last into the overnight hours. skies will remain mostly sunny with arizona getting all the monsoon action. friday looks almost identical to thursday with the monsoon moisture moving a little closer to nevada. by the weekend we introduce a slight chance of rain in las vegas but we are talking slight chances as of now. highs will slide a little back into the upper 90s. highs in the valley will be
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on where you are. winds will pick up slightly into the afternoon and evening and last into the overnight hours. skies will remain mostly sunny with arizona getting all the friday looks almost identical to thursday with the monsoon vegas but we are talking slight chances as of now. highs will slide a little back moving a little closer to nevada. by the weekend we introduce a slight chance of rain in las vegas but we are talking slight chances as of now. highs will slide a little back into the upper 90s. the latest on breaking news out of washington state. firefighters are battling a
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school busses. we've learned everyone in danger was evacuated safely. there are no reported injuries. there's no word yet how the fire started. a washington d-c woman is celebrating a happy ending to a story that began some two decades ago. (wanda witter) "i know i'm entitled to this and somebody is screwing me here." part of 20 years living on the street.. while trying to get the government to pay her the social security funds she was owed. in the end, she fought uncle sam and won. daniela de la piedra legal counsel for the elderly (daniela de la piedra) "friday the 19th the check for 99,999-dollars was deposited into her bank account." the washington post reports that witter might be entitled
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plans to use the money, first and foremost, to fix health problems caused by living outside for so long here's a live look now at the rio... where you can get a back to school hair-cut... all while helping out a good cause. until 5 o'clock... the rio spa and salon is hosting a "cut-a- thon" for locks of love. guests who donate at least 10 inches of hair will receive a free haircut, and a 30-percent discount on any additional styling or coloring treatments. controversy! what the burrito chain is in trouble for this time. plus.. 75 days until election day. hillary clinton and donald trump are prepping for the upcoming political debates. we're taking a look at what's at stake in a campaign cycle that's been like a yo-yo in the polls. you're watching 13 action news, where you get breaking news fast and first.
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(vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew.
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right now their handbook says workers can't criticize the company on social about politics or religion at work... or hand out petitions for better working conditions. today officials announced that must be changed. now to your voice your vote and the race for the white house. the first of three presidential debates is just a month away. and today we're getting some hints about how the candidates are preparing. mike sacks shows us what he found out. --pkg full=-- mike vo gfx: hill trump are criss-crossing the country holding rallies and giving speeches and raising money, but behind the scenes they're prepping for their first face-to-face showdown next month. mike on cam: debate prep is a very secretive affair, but clinton gave a hint of her plan to jimmy kimmel this week: sot clinton on kimmel (8 sec): i want to take it seriously, i want to talk about what we can do, but you've got to be (12 sec): look at those hands, are they small hands? and he referred to my hands, if they're small, something else
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problem. i guarantee. mike on cam: ok, maybe that wacky stuff won't come up. but clinton will have to face the un-wacky stuff she avoided against bernie sanders. sot sanders emails (9 sec): the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. mike vo: former fox news chief roger ailes doesn't think so -- and he's advising trump's debate prep. while trump is studying his briefing books and clinton's past performances"r" !" for its trump stand-in. some names getting floated include vice president joe biden, congressman joe crowley, and senator al franken. and billionaire marc cuban has volunteered, too. mike on cam: the job? spend the next few weeks calling clinton "crooked hillary" to her face and reminding her about monica lewinsky. talk about awkward. for the now, i'm mike sacks. a lot more news coming up on 13 action news live at 3-30... including the world is in mourning... for italy.. where more than a hundred
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and the rescue efforts for those still trapped... is just beginning. a local mother and daughter survive an armed robbery. hear how she frightened off the
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strong 6.2 magnitude
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amatice.. which looks like a war zone. the death toll at this hour stands at 159. and that number is expected to grow. abc's ray raimundi has more on the desperate search for survivors. pkg script: as the sun sets in central italy nats the desperate search for survivors continues into the night. nats signs of hope... nats as first responders continue to pull people from underneath tons of rubble. the gutwrenching images of those right on the street....covered in blankets. children...among the dead. this image... capturing a nun...sitting in front of one of those bodies sister maryanna...describes her daring escape. sot - "when i realized what had happened, i tried to hide myself underneath the bed. i went outside to ask help, but no one heard me." the town of of the hardest hit.. buildings....which towered high above this hill-top disintegrated chunks of rock and concrete...scattered everywhere. sot - (thru voice of


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