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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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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 as this occurs, temperatures tuesday lasting clear into thursday! right now -- a woman is fighting for here life...after a drunk driver causes a series of
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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 condition. . police say... 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 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 is on the run . a man was shot yesterday morning at an apartment complex near desert inn and maryland. we're told the victim was taken
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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. the u-s environmental protection agency says... they've cleared all classrooms and 7 school buses. clark county school officials now admitting... the mercury may have been sitting in the building longer 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 whole school...and re-open on monday.
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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 meterials or clothing... that could have been contaminated...back to johnson junior high for testing. testing will take place today 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 parents from that school and..
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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. we talked to parents about what they thought when it comes to thch 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 overwhelming support from arbor
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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 it really means a lot." the trial for javier righetti was delayed for a mental evaluation. nats of crowd chanting dozens in our local native american community gathered in front of the bellagio fountains to protest the proposed
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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 construction on part of the pipeline. 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 ...
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warrants....that's when other officers heard shots. 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. he says he would put it on... a while. other units were broken into as well. the victims say replacement locks were put on the doors so everything appeared normal. 04:04:32 "we just see it as a comfort zone because a lot of us are shy." butt with 04:11:04 "feeling free basically, away from the whole human thing." the facility manager referred us to their corporate office. our calls weren't returned.
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high alert after the samsung note 7 ...fiasco. the company now issuing a 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. ((ad-lib)) right now --- an urgent warning
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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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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 board aircraft." new this morning -- american airlines will broadcast warnings about the phone at airports 108 col. stephen ganyard, usmc (ret.) / dep. asst. secretary of state th serious thing. you put something that creates fire and noxious fumes on an they told customers to bring in their phones for an exchange of a different model. denver broncos linebacker and las vegas native brandon marshall ...lost an endorsement after taking a knee during the national anthem. the air academy federal credit union ....terminated its relationship with marshall.
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marshall said he dealt with several instances of racial profiling while growing up in las vegas.. including in high school.. when his older brother was pulled over while he was sleeping in the passenger seat. he says police insisted that because he was groggy.. he must have been high and requested to search their vehicle. 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. hundreds of people used this staircase as an
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so many reminders. the firetruck-big red-driven by 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 nat from history channel: "we need your help to find this icon of history." it was 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
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in fact in these samples from the flag." after months of forensic investigation? the sot joe daniels, national 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 officers are bringing out bomb sniffing dogs, radiation detectors, and counter terrorism units. even though there's no credible threat police say that te advantage of these important anniversaries... that is why they are on high alert. 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
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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 after 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
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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 even heavy clouds but winds will begin to whip up sunday afternoon and become gusty for around 95 degrees with local areas in the upper 80s by tuesday lasting clear into thursday! and 11- thousand dollar a month
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that's how millions of dollars was misused by one fund ...meant to help struggling homeowners... misused by one fund ...meant to help struggling homeowners... 29:15 cheryl: they're stealing from people! they're stealing! coming up - chief investigator darcy spears digs deeper into the scathing report,
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danny tarkanian's carrying a lot of baggage. as a real-estate developer, tarkanian was penalized for failing to pay thousands in property taxes. tarkanian was ordered by a judge to repay $17 million in a failed development scheme. tarkanian refused to pay the money back, forcing taxpayers to bail him out, leaving us holding the bag. out for himself, not us.
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supposed to help. that's according to a scathing federal audit ...that found 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.
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into the hands of struggling nevadans to help make their mortgage payments. to avoid losing their homes. /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 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 there and visit with him as 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
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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 helping homeowners. :33 christy: this ends up being like a cash cow, where parties and a mercedes benz and gifts to their employees. the ceo's mercedes cost taxpayers $500 a a massage for an employee. a $72 baby blanket, and a pricey manager outing at herbs and 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
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and a mercedes benz--it's... i'm just flat out appalled. flabbergasted. the inspector general found that nahac moved to larger and 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. from people! they're stealing! this letter to the treasury they say those responsible should be held accountable, but cheryl believes the state is part of that. 25:28 darcy: do you feel there was also a failure of oversight? cheryl: oh, recently restructured its board, changed its ceo and gave the state a greater role in the program. sigtarp doesn't think that's
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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 to the program to be wasted and 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 goven darcy spears, 13 action news. a dramatic and fiery rescue caught on camera you can see officers putting their lives at risk to save the 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
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"it's halloween time my frightful fiends, and disneyland is ours!" "going down!" "boo!" (screams) disneyland resort means there's wicked fun in both parks... and make sure to see the twilight zone tower of terror
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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 start of your first alert forecast with dan bronis. good morning dan! ((ad-lib)) ((ad-lib)) 036 every day that goes by....044 television show it's your voice your vote in
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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
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tomorrow -- both trump and 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. "i've just never experienced anything like that in my life, i've never been so terrifi a henderson mom is robbed at gunpoint... and right now.. police are after the person who 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
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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 she believes the man was following her. she is warning other women to be vigilent at all times and if you think someome is following you go to the police station right away. 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 investigators say they have 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 out there knwos what happened, i's love to have them just be in my shoes. detectives say paul flores was the last person seen with kristin, but has denied any involvement -- and was never
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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. fiery crash - v a new dramatic rescue caught on camera this morning. you can see maryland law 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 tries dragging 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. sheriff's office) "i didn't think. they're carried to safety. everyone in the car survived and the injured have been released from the hospital.
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dassey-- one of the subject's from the popular netflix series "making a murderer" wisconsin prosecutors have appealed his overturned conviction dassey had been accused of helping his uncle- steve avery- kill a woman, but in august... 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. 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 for my children. 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
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and sahara.... a crash is blocking a road there. this is 15 sb north of sahara. it is reported as a crash with injury. tiburon - v 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
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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 for a charity that assists veterans and members of the military living with p-t-s-d. ((ad-lib)) clear around southern nevada. outdoor activities so lather on the sunscreen and drink that water
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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
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high temperatures for monday will be around 95 degrees with local areas in the upper 80s by tuesday lasting clear into thursday! now to an abc news exclusive. a world-renowned anchor elizabeth vargas revealing her very 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 reporter nats for some of those years, elizabeth was secretly battling a life threatening
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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. // 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 60% of women who have a problem with alcohol also struggle with anxiety. to watch elizabeth anchor live tv, in moments of crisis...
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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 this business if it was going to torment you like that? elizabeth vargas: i loved it. i still love it. // 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 how much you have, it doesnt the boys were up.
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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 the beach. and-- i would die for my children, diane. i wouldn't give a nanosecond's 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 with my drinking ever. if you or someone you know are
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national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. visit their website at niaaa dot nih dot gov. still to come on good morning las vegas -- today is world suicide awareness day and we'll be joined by a therapist to talk about the importance of spreading awareness and some warning signs to watch out for! over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood
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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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one of the highest rates for suicide. and with 17 people taking their own lives every day... holly davis clincal therapist with solutions recovery is here to talk about what more we can do to help each other. holly davis in recognition of today being world suicide awareness day, why is it important to talk about and raise the proper
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can you tell a bit about the connection between suicide and mental health issues and why getting the correct help and support is important. what can people do to educate themselves on the warning signs to help a friend
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someone you know is ever contemplating suicide...please reach out...the staff at at the national suicide prevention lifeline is always available...their number is 5632 and with 17 people taking their own lives every day... holly davis clincal
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can do to help each other. holly davis in recognition of today being world suicide awareness day, why is it important to talk about and raise the proper awareness about suicide? can you tell a bit about the connection between suicide and mental health issues and why getting the correct help and what can people do to better educate themselves on the warning signs to help a friend or family member? and of course-- if you or someone you know is ever
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out...the staff at at the national suicide prevention lifeline is always available...their number is
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a crash is blocking a road there. this is 15 sb north of sahara. it is reported as a crash with injury. ((ad-lib)) thanks for joining us this morning. good morning america is up next. and join us back here at 8 a-m for another full hour of the
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good morning, america. new this morning, turn them off. the urgent warning from the consumer product safety commission about samsung's troubled note 7 smartphone. the fire risk, fears they could burst into flames and don't even think about using them on an airplane. war of words. the candidates launching new attacks. >> she could walk into this arena right now and shoot somebody with 20,000 people watching. >> and this from hillary clinton. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> the reaction to the candidates' comments this morning. [ sirens ] dramatic rescue. the race against time. officers pulling a woman and two infants out of this burning car. >> i started hearing citizens yelling, there's kids in the car. there's kids in the car. >> the emergency workers

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