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school! what school district officials are now admitting to. and -- a man's furry costume is taken away by some thieves...and now he wants it back. why it means so much to him. but first -- a woman is fighting for her life...and a man is behind bars after a bad crash. the details we're learning overnight. good morning las vegas. i'm lesley marin along bronis dan -- we've been seeing nice and "cooler" temps latetely...how is it looking for a weekend? ((ad-lib))
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fighting for here life...after a drunk crashes near charleston and marland parkway. metro telling us... a dodge magnum crashed into another car near the intersection. the magnum started driving away -- running a red light...hitting a pedestrian and eventually crashing into a mustang. the passenger in the magnum...is in critical
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the driver fought with first-responders. they were hospitalized as well...before being booked on d-u-i and felony charges. the driver of the mustang got away with moderate injuries. metro is investigating a violent fight outside a gas station on blue diamond road and valley view road. police say several men were the victim is expected to be okay. one person is dead and a killer a man was shot yesterday morning at an apartment complex near desert inn and maryland. we're told the victim was taken to u-m-c trauma... but died a short time later. no word on what led up to the homicide... metro tells us they have yet to find the suspect. new details in that mercury- contamination scare at walter johnson junior high school.
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and 7 school buses. clark county school officials now admitting... the mercury may have been sitting in the building longer than they first reported. a student tells 13 action news... he first came in contact with the highly poisonous liquid on tuesday. the school... did not act until wednesday i saw it on the ground. i thought it was a rock and i tried to touch it and it just swooped away." butt to as we go forward-we're trying to put together the pieces of the puzzle t how it came about." the e-p-a hopes to clear the whole school...and re-open on monday. just to show you the magnitude of this situation. 12 students and staff members have been exposed to the mercury. we know at least child reported feeling sick. as of yesterday -- the epa had cleared 168 bags.. with more than a thousand left to be tested. parents are urged to bring any and all materials or
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contaminated...back to johnson junior high for testing. testing will take place today and tomorrow from eight a-m until eight p-m. it's official. the clark county school district is being re-organized. here are some quick facts to explain what it means for parents. individual schools will have control over budgeting.. staffing and instruction decisions. every school will create its own "precinct" consisting of teachers.. support staff and par and.. 80 percent of the education budget goes directly to schools.. with 20- percent going to central administration. the re-organization could look very different at each school-- that's because your child's principal will gain more control. each school will essentially become... its own district. meaning school leaders will have a lot more to say... over what happens with your child....at their particular school.
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they thought when it comes to the changes. 07.22.58 i dont think they should make it so many districts 23.00 i think they should cut it down maybe but not as many districts as theyre talking 04 ts the principals will still be under the supervision of the superintendent... and several assistant superintendents ...who will make sure everything runs smoothly. it has been 5 years since 15-year-old alyssa otremba was brutally murdered.... and her family still doesn't have justice. but last night they received view high school students. at the football game... a moment of silence was held in honor of alyssa...while bandmembers wore a green ribbons in her memory the 15-year-old was tortured and killed on september 2nd, 2011... while walking home from a friend's house. her mother says this year has been especially hard... because the anniversary of her death came right before they learned...the trial of the accused killer was delayed again. 04:22:21- i lost a part of my heart...
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was delayed for a mental evaluation. nats of crowd chanting dozens in our local native american community gathered in front of the bellag the proposed construction.... of an oil pipeline in north dakota. organizers say the pipeline ...could possibly contaminate the water and would be built on sacred native american land "over the weekend.... their heritage being plowed over." yesterday... the obama administration temporarily blocked
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of the pipeline. the government acknowledged complaints from the standing rock tribal nation...and said their concerns had not been fully heard new this morning -- a north carolina police officer is in critical condition after being shot overnight. detectives say the officer was looking for a suspect ... wanted on outstanding warrants....that's when other off his condition is listed as stable but critical this morning...the search is on for whoever stole a man's furry animal suit ...from a henderson storage facility. why it means so much? the man says it costs 26-hundred dollars. steven ) feasel... lost a lot when the storage unit was burglarized... but his furry suit is what meant the most to him.
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the victims say replacement locks were put on the doors so everything appeared normal. 04:21:49 cory ausiello, storage unit burglarized "it's really hard to know that the stuff is gone." the facility manager referred us to their corporate office. our calls weren't returned. right now -- millions are on high alert after the samsung note 7 ...fiasco. recall...as one airline takes new measures to make sure the faulty phones are not brought on planes! and -- as the nation prepares to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks... the mystery on a famous flag is finally solved ...after all these years.
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. heck opposed roe v. wade and voted to criminalize abortion. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington.
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smartphone to immediately power them down -- stop charging them -- and don't use them ever again. this all comes ...after at least 35 people reported the phone catching fire and exploding. the f-a-a has also warned owners of galazy note 7 to not "turn on or charge these devices on boad this morning -- american airlines will broadcast warnings about the phone at asst. secretary of state this is a serious thing. you put something that creates fire and noxious fumes on an airplane? that's about as dangerous as it gets. samsung did issue a voluntary recall. they told customers to bring in their phones for an exchange of a different model. from contact -13- this morning
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four million vehicles a software defect can prevent air bags from deploying and seat belts may not work properly. one death has already been linked to the recall. the recall affects certain model vehicles -- from 2014 to 2017 model years. tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on u.s. soil... one of the most iconic symbols of the tragedy was the flag --- hoisted by first responders the flag's fate had been a mystery for 15 years! abc's david muir has the remarkable story of how it was found and returned to a museum. we will never forget - our first trip to the 9/11 museum-just before it opened. the stairs many of the survivors used to run to safety. nat from guide: literally hundreds of people used this staircase as an escape route on 9/11 when the attacks took place.
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captain patty brown --- nats--- he and ten of his men? lost that day. a clock frozen at 9:36... but missing from the museum-that famous flag. raised among the rubble by three new york city firefighters...the flag was lost just hours later... and for 15 years, its whereabouts...a mystery. nat from history channel: "we need your help to find this episode from"lost history" that sparked interest in a flag that a retired marine had dropped off at a first station in everett, washington. nat scientist: "all the components that i saw in dust samples from the first building going down, the second building going down were in fact in these samples from the flag." after months of forensic investigation? the flag was on its way to new york.
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the 9/11 museum. sot joe daniels, national 9/11memorial and museum president: "this newest of artifacts is certainly one of the most, emotionally and historically powerful." a flag finally home. that was david muir reporting for us. right now -- police in new york city are stepping up their security efforts live look at new york city officers are bringing out bomb sniffing dogs, radiation detectors, and counter even though there's no credible threat police say that terrorists usually like to take advantage of these important anniversaries... that is why they are on high alert. now to louisiana--where the floodwaters are mostly gone.. but the cleanup and recovery effort is just getting started. governor john bel-edwards ...was on capitol hill yesterday asking congress for a 2-billion dollar package to help his state rebuild. the rain that caused the
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for 13 deaths.. and damaging more than 100-thousand homes. let's now turn to 13 first alert meteorologist dan bronis for a look at our forecast. saturday will be quite calm and clear around southern nevada. highs will be above the normal with las vegas just being above the century mark. sunshine will be around for all outdoor activities so lather on the sunscreen and drink that water as it will be very dry outside. by the end of the weekend a weak low will have moved onto
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las vegas will not expect chances for rain or even heavy clouds but winds will begin to whip up sunday afternoon and become gusty for monday. as this occurs, temperatures will fall dramatically! high temperatures for monday will be around 95 degrees with local areas in the upper 80s by tuesday lasting clear into thursday! saturday will be quite calm and clear around southern nevada.
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be above the normal with las vegas just being above the century mark. sunshine will be around for all outdoor activities so lather on the sunscreen and drink that water as it will be very dry outside. by the end of the weekend a weak low will have moved onto shore around san diego and las vegas will not expect as this occurs, temperatures will fall dramatically! high temperatures for monday will be ((ad-lib at desk)) if you are looking for something fun to do with your
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children's museum and might get in free. the museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary with free admission for the first 1-thousand children.. as long as they're under the age of 13 and accompanied by an adult. the museum opens at 10:00 this morning. picnics... massages... and 11- thousand dollar a month office spaces... that's how millions of dollars was misused by one fund ...meant to help struggling homeowners... from people! they're stealing! coming up - chief investigator darcy spears digs deeper into the scathing report, and as we go to break -- a live look in new york city....with the world trade center memorial
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supposed to help.
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widespread abuse in nevada's hardest hit housing program. contact 13 chief investigator darcy spears tells us how many millions were squandered. darcy stand-up: it's a big figure and a bitter pill to swallow. $8.2 million in waste and abuse while support for homeowners essentially evaporated. the hardest hit fund is designed to get federal dollars into the hands of struggling nevadans to help make their mortgage payments. to /nat pop blowdrying hair/ people like cheryl barber. 23:16 cheryl: i jumped through all the hoops. cheryl applied for help from the hardest hit fund but got nothing because they claimed they couldn't give her enough to bring her loan current. 23:58 cheryl: it's my home! it's all i have. i lost my son two and a half years ago and that's been a battle. and ever since that i have fought for my home because now i'm able to keep at least my son's room the same and go in
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much as i can. she's still fighting, but without help from the nevada affordable housing assistance corporation. that's the contractor selected by the nevada housing division to manage the hardest hit fund. :13 christy goldsmith romero/sig: this is the most egregious that sigtarp has found in the hardest hit fund in terms of waste and abuse. sigtarp is the special inspector general for the troubled asset relief program. their audit found nahac used the fund for everything but :33 christy: this ends up being like a cash cow, where it's used for every expense imaginable. doesn't go out to homeowners and instead is kept for holiday parties and a mercedes benz and gifts to their employees. the ceo's mercedes cost taxpayers $500 a month. he also got a $20,000 golden parachute after he was terminated. there was a $900 company picnic. a massage for an employee. a $72 baby blanket, and a pricey
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rye. there were country club lunches, employee bonuses, meals, gift cards, entertainment and travel--even a disc jockey--all while the number of homeowners who got help plummeted. 25:05 cheryl: to see the crooks behind this and taking the money for parties and bonuses and a mercedes benz--it's... i'm just flat out appalled. flabbergasted. the inspector general found that nahac moved to much more lavish office space in the new north las vegas city hall, where it paid more than $11,000 a month in rent. the number of homeowners who got rescue funds plummeted by 94 percent from 2013 to 2015. 29:15 cheryl: they're stealing from people! they're stealing! this letter to the treasury from the nevada housing division shows it raised concerns about nahac a year ago. they say those responsible
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part of that. 25:28 darcy: do you feel there was also a failure of oversight? cheryl: oh, absolutely! the housing division has asked the nevada attorney general to open an investigation and nahac recently restructured its board, changed its ceo and gave the state a greater role in the program. sigtarp doesn't think that's nearly enough. 1:10 christy goldsmith romero: first and foremost, this organization needs to be fired from the program. we can't risk millions of dollars that are left to go out abused. and then second, we want the money to be ultimately paid back so that it can go to nevada homeowners. darcy tag: nahac sent a statement acknowledging the abuse and bad judgement. the contractor's new leadership says they'll ensure this never happens again. and that they're rolling up their sleeves to earn back the trust of the state, the federal government and the taxpayers. darcy spears, 13 action news. a dramatic and fiery rescue caught on camera
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family of five....but they suddenly realize the crash is worse than they knew. then -- 031 he pointed the gun at my son...and i just knew at that point i was going to give him everything. a henderson woman robbed at gunpoint with her child inside the car a warning she has for
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child in the car! then -- a breakthrough in the cold case of a california woman missing for two decades. and in politics-- candidates continue trading barbs...but are taking a break in honor of the 9-11 anniversary. good morning las vegas! i'm ... the time now is ... let's get started with a check of your first alert forecast with dan bronis. good morning dan! ((ad-lib)) saturday will be quite calm and
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highs will be above the normal with las vegas just being above the century mark. sunshine will be around for all outdoor activities so lather on the sunscreen and drink that water as it will be very dry outside. by the end of the weekend a weak low will have moved onto shore around san diego and travel up the coast. las vegas will not expect chances for rain or even heavy clouds but winds will begin to whip up sunday afternoon and become gusty for monday. as this occurs, temperatures will fall dramatically! high temperatures for monday will around 95 degrees with local areas in the upper 80s by tuesday lasting clear into thursday! 036 every day that goes by....044 television show it's your voice your vote in
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campaign trail yesterday -- spending the day with foreign policy experts... meanwhile -- donald trump is taking more heat for praising russian president vladimir putin. first it was his comments during an nbc forum... 051 he's been a leader. far more than our president has been a leader. trump then appeared on a government-backed news station in russia. clinton are putting campaigning on pause...and will even stop airing ads...in honor of the 9-11 anniversary. and democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton will return to las vegas next week. her campaign tells 13 action news she'll be here next wednesday to talk about her plan to improve the nation's economy. no word yet on exactly when.. or where she'll appear. - v vice presidential nominee
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released his tax returns from the last ten years.... pence and his wife karen reported earning 113-thousand dollars combined last year. they paid eight-percent of that in federal income taxes. they claimed almost nine-thousand- dollars in deductions from charitable contributions. . the u-s and russia plan to bring a ceasefire to syria that will begin sundown on monday. that date corresponds with the first day of ( )eid al-adha. secretary of state john kerry and his russian counterpart ( ) sergei lavrov.... said if the ceasefire holds for seven days...the u-s and russia would begin working on military coordination...in an effort to target al qaeda's affiliate in syria. "i've just never experienced anything like that in my life, i've never been so terrified." only on 13 action news ... a henderson mom is robbed at gunpoint...
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did it! the woman asked that we not use her name because she's afraid. she says.... she had just withdrawn money at the wells fargo near 95 and horizon ridge tuesday evening. then she went to nearby mission hills park. that's when she heard a tap on her window. "looked up and it was a man standing there with a gun, tapping on the window." "he pointed the gun at my son...and i just knew at that point i was going to give him everything." she says was following her. the thief took off with cash and her wedding ring. police have not released a description of the suspect. this morning a new clue in a case of a california woman missing for 20 investigators sae recovered several items of interest that could be connected to kristin smart. smart's family is anxious as ever for closure sot lindsey smart stewart/sister: this has definitely been tough...we don't have closure./if someone
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in my shoes. detectives say paul flores was the last person seen with kristin, but has denied any involvement -- and was never charged. no physical evidence ever tied flores to kristen. but he remains a person of interest in the case. the fbi will now spend weeks examining the items they've excavated and see if there's any connection to smart. v nine california students are recovering this morning after a campus. it happened yesterday in fairfield. police say a staffer at the community college suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and crashed into a portable classroom. eight students had minor injuries but one was pinned in her desk after the crash. the driver was also taken to the hospital. in brazil -- one person was killed and at least three others hurt when a truck
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you can see flames and smoke on a bridge with trucks and cars burning and traffic backed up behind the scene. authorities say the truck that was traveling at high speed when it crashed into a broken down truck parked on the side of the road and exploded immediately. an austin, texas man survived what is likely the most terrifying ride of his life. he says he was trying to park on the 9th floor of a parking stop and it flew out of the building. incredibly.. a cable wrapped wrapped around one of the tires.. leaving the car dangling from the side of the building. with the help of a bystander.. the 24- year old was able to climb to safety from an open window. firefighters were eventually able to slowly lower his car to the ground. fiery crash - v a new dramatic rescue caught on
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enforcement officers rescuing a family of five after a fiery car crash! one of the officers is seen usung the fire extinguishers, trying to put out the flames....while his partner tries drag an injured man away. but the then realize it was all much worse then they thought.... 036 officer lamar hamilton, charles co. sheriff's office) "i start hearing citizens yelling there's kids in the car kids in the car." butt to 027 (officer justin bottorf, charles co. think. you grab em and you get them as far away as you can." officer then braves the flames to pull the babies out. they're carried to safety. everyone in the car survived and the injured have been released from the hospital. v a major blow for brendan dassey-- one of the subject's from the popular netflix series "making a murderer" wisconsin prosecutors appealed his overturned conviction dassey had been accused of
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a judge ruled that investigators tricked dassey into confessing. he was ordered to be freed within 90 days.... unless prosecutors appealed or decided to retry him. the 26-year-old will know stay behind bars. this morning -- an abc news exclusive. elizabeth vargas opening up about an addiction that nearly took her life... 301 i would die for my children. but i couldn't stop drinking coming up -- she sits down with diane sawyer to share her story hoping to inspire others battling the same addiction. then later -- a california woman working to break a world record and help a good cause....just how far she's planning on swimming!
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display at a museum in wisconsin. she drew one crow a day for a whole year to mark the days her mother no longer remembers. she says the project is a therapy for her . (karen bondarchuk/artist) there's history here of me of hers, there's history of my own here of growing up with her as sell the artwork one day, with proceeds going toward dementia research. now to an abc news exclusive. a world-renowned anchor elizabeth vargas revealing her very personal battle. she's opening up to diane sawyer about her struggle with alcohol and how it led her to a secret double-life at work and at home with her family. abc's david muir has this exclusive and emotional interview. nats on television she is the picture of calm, nats traveling the world as an anchor and
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battling a life threatening addiction off camera. elizabeth vargas: there are days when you wake up and you feel so horrible that the only thing that will make you feel better is more alcohol. and that's when you're in the death spin, you know? that's when you're-- that's when people die. that's when people die. diane sawyer: how close did you come to dying? elizabeth vargas: i-- on one occasion had what i know to be a lethal level of alcohol in my blood system // and-- even that didn't scare me into stopping. can you believe it? even that // haunted by crushing insecurity and anxiety that began as a child, elizabeth says a glass or two of wine helped fueled by that anxiety over the years became a dangerous addiction. there are millions of men and women battling this across the country. and this statistic, more that
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with alcohol also struggle with anxiety. to watch elizabeth anchor live tv, in moments of crisis... you'd have no idea she was forcing herself to suppress deep anxiety. elizabeth vargas: if you watch carefully at the beginning of every newscast, i-- you-- you will see me lean in. and i grip the desk with my right hand. and on my left hand, which i'm holding my pen, i'm taking my engagement ring. and i'm digging the edge // into my thumb. diane sawyer: why did you go in to torment you like that? elizabeth vargas: i loved it. i still love it. // i love telling people's stories. diane sawyer: people can look at you and say 'youre so lucky. really.' elizabeth vargas: i am lucky // it's easy to say that on the outside looking in. and first of all, yes, i am -there's -i-you know, i am so lucky to have my two amazing children and to have this amazing job // it doesnt matter
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elizabeth remembers a moment on vacation with the boys. the sun was out. the boys were up. and she was in bed. elizabeth vargas: i was drinking and sleeping. and i do vividly remember, like, one afternoon sam standing by that-- my head in the bed saying, "mommy, when are you gonna get up?" and i remember i could smell the sunscreen and i could feel the heat from his little body-- 'cause he'd just come in from e children, diane. i wouldn't give a nanosecond's worth of thought to die for my children. to kill for my children. (chuckle) but i would die for my children. but i couldn't stop drinking for my children. // i dont know if i will ever forgive myself for hurting them
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owning a diner...now it's your chance! this diner can be yours for free...but there's one little catch to the deal that sounds so good! what it is -- next. ((ad-lib)) have you ever wanted to own your own diner? danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized
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in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. danny tarkanian's out for himself, not us.
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that you can have for free. the diner at tannersville shut its doors last year. the owners wants to sell it so they can build a motorcycle dealership on the site. the diner is available to anyone who can haul it away. (jim schiler/owner, diner at tannersville) "i just think it's a shame to demolish something that you know, maybe somebody, some young couple wants to starts a business and this could be their start." the diner's current owners say
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tiburon - v right now -- a california woman is swimming to become the first person to swim 93 miles non-stop... along the sacramento river... kim chambers hit the water in the capital city just after noon yesterday. she hopes to swim the next 45 hours straight...to tiburon. in order to make the record books, chambers has to wear a regular swimsuit and cannot have any physical contact with her support crew. she's also raising money charity that assists veterans and members of the military living with p-t-s-d. saturday will be quite calm and clear around southern nevada. highs will be above the normal with las vegas just being above the century mark. sunshine will be around for all outdoor activities so lather on the sunscreen and drink that water as it will be very dry outside. by the end of the weekend a
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diego and travel up the coast. las vegas will not expect chances for rain or even heavy clouds but winds will begin to whip up sunday afternoon and become gusty for monday. as this occurs, temperatures will fall dramatically! high temperatures for monday will be around 95 degrees with
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lasting clear into thursday! saturday will be quite calm and clear around southern nevada. highs will be above the normal with las vegas just being above the century mark. sunshine will be around for all by the end of the weekend a weak low will have moved onto shore around san diego and whip up sunday afternoon and become gusty for monday. as this occurs, temperaturs temperatures for monday will be around 95 degrees with local a big ripoff is moving from street corners to the internet. see why that great online deal for name-brand merchandise could really be too good to be
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so you don't waste your money. over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it.
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up online. 13 action news anchor beth fisher shows us what brands to be careful about ....so you don't waste your money.
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ralph lauren. uggs boots. and one of the biggest these days: nike. beware of dangerous counterfeit products. msn says its one thing to buy a fake designer handbag. but it says be watch out for counterfeit prescription drugs like lipitor and viagra....they could contain toxins. and beware of counterfeit apple chargers. a chinese flight attendant died 2 years ago after her knockoff iphone charger set her bed on beware of any website promising major savings on brand name products. remember if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. for 13 action news, i'm beth fisher, helping you so you "don't waste your money."> time now is xxx right now we are working on all-new stories for our six o'clock hour. including -- samsung note 7 fallout. several government agencies warn users to shut down their phones and never use it again...but one airline says it
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are now admitting to. and -- a man's furry costume is taken away by some thieves...and now he wants it back. why it means so much to him. but first -- a woman is fighting for her life...and a man is behind bars after a bad the details we're learning overnight. good morning las vegas. i'm lesley marin alongside 13 first alert meteorologist dan bronis dan -- we've been seeing nice and "cooler" temps latetely...how is it looking for a weekend? ((ad-lib)) saturday will be quite calm and clear around southern nevada. highs will be above the normal with las

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